2017/03/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 20, 2017

 
— a survey of employers

A group of hearing students at Nanyang Technological
University (in Singapore) ran a survey, querying
nearly 100 companies. A simple question was asked –
would you hire the deaf? Fifty percent of these
employers said they wouldn’t. Why? Communication
concerns with customers, supervisors and fellow
employees. Is it any better in USA? A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/frustrated-deaf-jobseeker/

 

— strange newspaper headline

A Malaysian newspaper headline said:

Challenges of a part-time sign language interpreter

The part time interpreter explained that deaf people
do not often ask for interpreters, and also that
their homes are scattered everywhere. As a result,
not too much of demand for interpreters!

 

— 63-year old deaf man runs away from home

A deaf man, 63 years old, ran away from home,
spending all of his time at the police station
in a town of 23,000 people. He was a go-fer,
errand boy, traffic controller, paper boy,
courier, etc. He had been doing these
voluntary tasks for 20 years for no pay.
His family finally found him and forced
him to come home. He wasn’t too happy about it.
Only in India could it happen! Very possibly
he was abused or ignored at home and wanted
to out of that atmosphere.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Parole board discrimination
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

3/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

butcher-pointing

POINTING FINGER AT FOOD THROUGH GLASS COUNTER
You go to a butcher shop, and you tell the
butcher the meat you want by pointing the
finger on the glass towards the meat.
Most butchers can follow it and give you
the correct meat,
But there are a few butchers that cannot
follow the finger pointing!
It is frustrating.

deaf-party-habit

BAD HABIT AT DEAF PARTY
You attend a deaf party at a friend’s house.
And then you leave the party, saying farewell
to your friends.
But you are still on the street in front
of friend’s house still chatting for a long
time.
Bad habit?

thirteen-people

13 PEOPLE AT A DEAF CLUB EVENT
In a small town, 13 people showed up at a
deaf club event.
The club officers were thrilled, saying
it is a big attendance.
But if it was in a big city, then 13
people showing up would be a big disappointment!

hearing-hate-deaf-supervisor

HEARING PERSON HATES DEAF SUPERVISOR
Why do many hearing employees hate to
be supervised by a deaf supervisor?
They like the deaf person as a social
friend – yet when that same deaf person
is a supervisor, these hearing people
get angry about it.
Why?

2017/03/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 17, 2017

— British MP uses sign language during a session

Labour MP Dawn Butler used British Sign Language
during a session at the House of Commons.
She wanted British Sign Language to
be given equal status as with other languages –
English, Welsh, Cornish and Gaelic. After she
sat down, MP’s of all parties stood up to
a loud applause. Will it become an official
language? The House of Commons is the lower
house and the upper house – the House of the
Lords tend to look down on the lower House!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sign-language-at-house-of-commons/

 

— Gallaudet’s Seven Year Itch

Gallaudet had a Seven Year Itch, and it has
nothing to do with personal relationships.
Only it had something to do with the big
announcement that the university will be
offering a new major in Public Health.
Seven years ago, then-new president Alan
Hurwitz made a new Public Health major
as one of his primary goals. Rome wasn’t
built in a day, though, and it took seven
years for Hurwitz’s dream to reach reality
by the next Gallaudet administration.
DeafDigest is very happy about it for it
offers Gallaudet students another possible
career choice.

 

— two hearing people communicating in ASL

There was a debate – is it OK for two hearing
people to communicate with each other in ASL
in public? Well, interpreters do that often.
Coda classmates in public schools do that
often. And there was a small scandal at the
old Chicago Mercantile Exchange years ago
when two Coda traders used ASL to communicate
with each other on the trading floor! While
they were not fired, they were disciplined.

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Chopped Deaf Chef
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

3/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

Harris Communication announcements – Deaf Seniors of America Houston
ASL link is at:
https://youtu.be/yoUYHs70qKM

text announcement is at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-dsa-houston-booth/

2017/03/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 16, 2017

— Deafville in Texas

Deafville in Texas? Not in Austin or Dallas or
Houston – but in El Paso, which is just across
Mexico and also of New Mexico. It is located
in Northwest El Paso, and so far, 30 lots have
been sold. Cost of living? $800 per month
condos; $1,200 per month town houses;
and houses from $175,00 to $300,000.
Ideal for deaf? Always someone to use
sign language with. But there are people that
crave big cities (New York, Chicago, Los
Angeles, etc). There are people that crave
smaller towns. Depends on individual
tastes. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/texas-deafville/

 

— national magazine says 911 useless for deaf

Mother Jones is a national magazine that focuses
on politics, the environment, human rights, and culture.
This most recent edition ran a headline that said:

911 Is Practically Useless for Millions of People. Here’s Why

While the article is long – the key point is that
too much time is lost with deaf people that use 911
via text as compared to hearing people that use
911 via voice.

 

— interpreters are not rock stars

Rock star interpreters? It is a wrong phrase
and should not be used at all. Interpreters
help bridge communication gaps between the
deaf and hearing. This is their sole mission.
Yes, hearing people, who have never seen an
interpreter, are fascinated by these
“beautiful” signs that they really do not
understand. This is why they point at some
interpreters as rock stars. The phrase
rock star is reserved for movie stars
and singers and certainly not interpreters!

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Coast Guard Auxiliary
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

3/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

Harris Communication announcements – Deaf Seniors of America Houston
ASL link is at:
https://youtu.be/yoUYHs70qKM

text announcement is at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-dsa-houston-booth/