2017/05/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 31, 2017

 

— Hulk fights Flash Gordon

An angry Hulk got into a short scuffle with
Flash Gordon! Several fans witnessing it
jumped in to break it up between these two
strong men. Hulk? It was played by deaf actor
Lou Ferrigno in the 1979-1981 TV series. During
an autograph session at London’s ComicCon.
Lou got into an argument with Sam Jones
(Flash Gordon). It escalated into a physical
scuffle. What were they really arguing about?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/hulk-scuffling-with-flash-gordon/

 

— horror story at a hospital

A deaf woman went to the emergency room
at the Slidell Memorial Hospital (Louisiana).
Her emergency room visit became a 3-day
stay – all without an interpreter,
and she did not know what was wrong
with her. As a result, the hospital
is facing a lawsuit – same old story –
ADA discrimination.

 

— these unfriendly restaurants

Restaurants don’t follow the ADA. This was the issue
when three disabled people (deaf, wheelchair and
Little Person) got together for a discussion
at a Chicago burger restaurant. What did the
deaf person say? That for simple and easy
orders she goes to McDonald’s where she
can press her orders on a touch-screen.
She just wanted to avoid the hassle of
dealing with the waitstaff.

 

 

 

Flash:
Harris Communications Bringing Latest Assistive Devices to
Mid-Atlantic Deaf and Hard of Hearing Expo June 3, 2017,
Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

See New Options for Home Signaling Systems, Including the
New MyAlert™ System

ASL Video News Release: https://youtu.be/pYqzcRebYRQ

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Codas that fake being deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 30, 2017

 

— deaf models in ads

A survey was taken of deaf models in ads (TV, newspapers,
magazines, etc). The result was that less than one
percent of these models were deaf. There was a McDonald’s
TV commercial during the eighties that featured a young
deaf couple; Audrey Norton, the pioneering deaf actress,
was a model in the fifties with these Royal Crown Cola
and Kodak commercials. What about nowadays? The deaf people
continue to be too few in these commercials.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/pioneering-deaf-tv-commercial-model/

 

— 135 signed words missing in a Sign Language Dictionary

In South Korea, 135 signed words missing in the Baseball Sign
Language. Baseball is popular in South Korea. Yet approximately
250,000 deaf baseball fans do not fully understand this sport
because of these missing baseball signs! In USA, deaf people
can easily talk about baseball because there are signs
for each baseball word. Not that so in South Korea.

 

— lucky deaf professional photographer

The Evening Standard is a popular newspaper in London.
All photographers dream of their picturesa appear on the
newspaper front page. Ian Lawrence, who is deaf, is a
professional photographer for a British magazine.
He was walking through the London streets when he saw
police chasing a group of thieves on their motorcycles.
He grabbed his camera and quickly took a great picture.
The Evening Standard immediately bought the picture
and had it printed on the front page. Many photographers
dream all their life of having just one picture on
the front page, but with no luck. Ian was at the
right place at the right time!

 

 

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

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

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

2017/05/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 29, 2017

 

— a Jimmy Fallon mystery with Jamie Foxx mocking ASL

There is a huge mystery with Jamie Foxx mocking
ASL on the Jimmy Fallon show, and it has a lot to
do with two deaf individuals! Fallon’s former
executive producer is Josh Lieb. He has two
cousins that are deaf, and they use sign language.
If Fallon is still friends with Lieb, could he have,
out of respect, scolded Foxx for mocking ASL?
Or was Fallon unaware of Lieb’s two deaf cousins?
Or Fallon, still angry with Lieb’s departure,
allowed Foxx’s mocking of ASL to continue?
These answers we may never know! At any rate
Foxx is #1 on Matlin’s and Nyle’s hate list.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/asl-mocked-on-talk-show/

 

— a well-known 1980’s popular organization is still alive

A well-known organization – World Recreation Association
of the Deaf (WRAD), founded in 1985, became practically
popular overnight. In recent years, WRAD has become
quiet, and some of us have wondered what has become
of it? WRAD is still alive and kicking, and in
fact, is staging a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness
Day on June 10th, 2017 at Six Flags Magical
Mountain in the Los Angeles area. Possibly
WRAD lacked visibility because of death of
monthly deaf newspapers that often ran
these past deaf recreational stories!

 

— confession of a deaf novelist

Heather Gundenkauf, who is deaf but does not use sign
language, has written her sixth novel. She spoke of
her deafness, saying that she is only able to
hear every third or fourth word. What this means
is that she cannot catch the first and second and
sometimes the third word! Why not learn ASL?
Why not use captions? Why not use an interpreter?
She did not address these issues in a recent
news conference.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— reasons famous people mock the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 26, 2017

 

— funny-looking captioning device

Would you want to wear the captioning device
which is is in the picture at?:

http://deafdigest.com/captioning-device/

 

— fake-deaf actresses trying for a deaf-role

The casting call for the deaf Rose character in
Wonderstruck attracted over 100 tapes from
young actresses. Many of these tapes were
from fake-deaf actresses! Desperate hearing
actresses?

 

— hacked captions

Could captions be hacked? An article in a
technology magazine said it is possible
when someone watches videos on computers!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— gambling and the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/