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/

2017/05/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 25, 2017

 

— deaf characters, deaf writers, deaf actors

A film that was a big hit at Sundance is
The Chances, described as the first film
to have deaf characters, deaf writers
and deaf actors. It is being produced by
Super Deluxe production company and it
being developed into a possible half-hour
TV sitcom. It features leading characters
Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman.
Interestingly enough, the preview said
that Shoshannah is a completely unknown
deaf actress! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/chances-group/

 

— a strange burglary case in Ohio

A deaf woman reported a burglary of her home
in Dayton, Ohio. Many items were taken,
but the strangest item stolen was the
stethoscope! This woman is not a physician,
but uses the stethoscope to help her hear
better. The police thought it was weird.

 

— a different way of seeking start-up money

A deaf electrical engineer has come up
with a low-cost handheld electronic
device to help the deaf communicate
with the hearing. His estimated start-up
money is close to one million dollars.
What did he do – paid for a local newspaper
classified ad, explaining his invention
and asking for start-up funds, just only
leaving his email address for contacts.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— two sides to a story
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

 

 

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

 

2017/05/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 24, 2017

 

— new law: Deaf or deaf or d/Deaf

Louisiana legislator Rep. Pat Smith, D-Baton Rouge,
has introduced a House Resolution urging that
deaf people be identified by either deaf or
Deaf or d/Deaf. Right now it has been forwarded
to state Senate for their consideration. Good
idea? Don’t know – it may lead to confusion,
and confusion is not what deaf people want!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/rep-pat-smith/

 

— possible no more SSDI

The new federal budget has less money for
social services and social programs. What
this means – SSDI may be at risk.
Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of
Management and Budget said:

if you’re on SSDI and you’re not truly disabled,
we need you to go back to work

DeafDigest is awaiting full details on Mulvaney’s
plans.

 

— a deaf chef’s big comment

Omar Zamir is a deaf chef with the The Courthouse
Restaurant in Blackburn (United Kingdom). In a
newspaper interview with an interpreter he said
he loves working in restaurants for one reason –
no one shouts at the deaf chef! Yes, they may
gesture over menu orders, and yes, they may
shout at hearing chefs, but never at him.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— family feud over ordinary deaf woman
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

2017/05/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 23, 2017

 
— winner of deaf chef vs deaf culinary arts teacher

Celebrity deaf chef Kurt Ramborger challenged deaf culinary
arts teacher Curtis Hayward (American School for the Deaf,
West Hartford) in a big cooking event. Who won? Said Jeff Bravin,
the school Executive Director:

It was a great competition! They had to prepare appetizer
and dinner. Curt Hayward won by a couple of points.
It was fun hosting that competition and hope more will be
done in the future!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/winner-deaf-chef-vs-deaf-chef/

 

— hosting ASL classes

Across USA many busineses host ASL classes.
It is not free for these businesses.I costs
approximatly $350-400 for ASL instructor
and interpreter fees. When we read of
announements of these ASL classes, we thank
these businesses for hosting these classes
even when they pay out of their pockets!

 

— deaf unfriendly cars

Many deaf drivers do not realize that if
you forget to turn off the engine while
getting out of the car, your car key fob
will sound an alert. A hearing driver will
hear the alert and go back to the car to turn
off the engine. Not so with deaf drivers.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf forced big change in contract bridge rules
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

2017/05/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 22, 2017

 

— these scary old oral school days

Many deaf people attended oral schools years way
back. For some of them, the classroom experience
have been pleasant (especially when teachers
looked the other way while their students were
signing). Unfortunately for others, it was
unpleasant. ASL teacher Rick Zimmer (Red River
College in Canada, he was hit hard on the
hand by a ruler each time he was caught using
ASL on the sly. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hit-on-the-hand-with-a-ruler-for-using-asl/

 

— deaf engineers at NASA

From time to time we read of deaf engineers working
at high level positions within the NASA. This space
agency has nearly 17.500 employees working at different
field centers. The latest deaf engineer that surfaced
in the newspapers is Johanna Lucht, who works out of
the Langley Research Center in Virginia. While we
do not have deaf astronauts, just yet, we know we
have a support staff of these deaf engineers.

 

— comment from hearing actress in a deaf role

Deaf people that love movies have already hated
Julianne Moore for playing a deaf role (and
stealing a job from a deaf actress). Moore,
sensitive to these negative comments, said:

I prepared for Wonderstruck by studying ASL,
reading books and watching movies on deaf culture,
and attending a deaf poetry. Yet there were still
some aspects of deaf culture that I know nothing

It was Marlee Matlin that said, years ago, that
all actors should be able to play any roles!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a rarity, deaf heavy equipment operator
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/21/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/