2017/06/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 30, 2017

 

— the CFO of world’s most powerful magazine

The Chief Financial Officer is the top man
in the financial/accounting department
of big businesses. He watches money
that come in and go out. The Economist
is the world’s most powerful magazine,
widely read by economists, business people,
Wall Street, big banks, etc. The Economist
CFO is Toby Burton. He is deaf and is from
Great Britain! Yes, he worries about the
Brexit, but it is an issue everyone in
Europe worries about. His picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-economist-magazine-cfo/

 

— a cop told DeafDigest something

DeafDigest editor is friends with one cop.
Handcuffing the arrested deaf person was
one issue in a recent discussion. The cop
said that normal procedure is to handcuff
all arrested people behind their backs.
This is for their protection. If the
person is handcuffed in front of him, he
could hit the cop on the face with
these handcuffs! The cop knows the
handcuffed deaf person needs to use
sign language or to use gestures.
At this point, how could a handcuffed
deaf person communicate remains a
sticky issue!

 

— live captions and difficult accents

A recent BBC World News America program
featured the ugly fighting at Mosul.
The translators from Iraq spoke with a
thickly accented English that became
a nightmare for live captioners. As
a result the TV dialogue was horrible.
Just one example – the word “bottle”
came up frequently; it meant battle.
We are always reading about these
“successful” voice to text captioning
software. Yet, there are always issues
of bad live captions with these accents
as well as with American dialects.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— different deaf organizations reached agreement
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/25/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/06/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 29, 2017

 

— Reno Fashion Show features a deaf model for 4th time

An annual event in Reno is the Reno Fashion Show.
Krista Hyatt, who is deaf, has been selected as one
of the 200 models, for the fourth year in a row.
She had to compete against 400 other models
in an audition. She said that while she cannot
follow the music, she follows the vibrations
while walking on the runway. This annual
event is big with the clothing designers,
make-up artists and producers. Her picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-model-at-reno/

 

— better than refrigerator magnets

People use refrigerator magnets to post up pictures, notes,
reminders, etc on the refrigerator door. There is a
start-up company that says their refrigerator buttons
are much better than refrigerator magnets – and
even more so, it is green-friendly. The start-up
company has been established by Hal Bevers.
He is deaf.

 

— no interpreter for deaf conference with attorney

A deaf man, in a criminal case, requested an
interpreter for a conference with his attorney.
The court said no, saying that he already has
an interpreter for his case in the courtroom.
ADA? This case took place in Belfast, Northern
Ireland. What about USA? On its web site, the
National Association of the Deaf said that
ADA does not require an interpreter for
conferences with private attorneys, if
they prove it is an undue burden.
Interpreters, however, must be provided
for conferences with public defenders!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Best Drama (fictional) Movies with main deaf characters
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/25/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/06/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 28, 2017

 

— deaf pushed out of top leadership positions

Three major deaf organiations are run by hearing leaders
in New Zealand – Deaf Aotearoa, Kelston Deaf Education Centre
and Auckland Deaf Society. The deaf community is upset
saying they were pushed out of these top positions.
Let us imagine that National Association of the
Deaf, Gallaudet and NTID are all run by hearing CEOs!
Deaf people in USA won’t let it happen, but it is happening
in New Zealand (as well as with one major organization
in Canada). A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-empowerment/

 

— a hearing attorney is shocked

A deaf owner of an interpreting company wanted
to sell his business. He asked the hearing
attorney for advice. The hearing attorney,
referred him to another hearing attorney so
that they could work together on the sales
agreement. Instead the deaf owner ran to his
competitor, showing them the tax returns and
financial statements. The hearing attorney
wasn’t happy about it. The competitor looked
at the numbers, didn’t agree with it and
backed out. Not only the deaf owner lost a
possible sale, but the competitor already
learned about this secret business information!

 

— no one told the deaf girl about the fire drill

In Great Britain, there was a fire drill at
a hearing school, which had one deaf student.
During the drill, everyone ran outside, but
the deaf girl didn’t know about it – because
she was in the restroom, which had no alarm
inside it. The county council wasn’t too
happy about it, because if it was a real
fire, then the deaf girl may not survive.

 

 

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

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

6/25/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/06/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 27, 2017

 

— a seven year old Coda saves mother’s life

In Northern Ireland, Cara McCartan, a Coda at
the age of seven, used the telephone to ask for
emergency assistance when her mother was stricken
with a medical emergency at home. She was honored
at a big event. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/seven-year-old-coda/

 

— most famous invention in Alabama

The Market Watch published a list of each state’s
most famous invention. In Alabama, the most famous
invention was the electronic hearing aid. It
was invented in 1895 but did was not available
for sale until later in the 20th century.

 

— Derrick Coleman taking a big risk in NFL

Derrick Coleman is NFL’s first deaf offensive
player. He was out of football last year but
has come back, signing a contract to play for
Atlanta Falcons. He is taking a big risk.
There was a nice newspaper story about him
giving tips to rookie quarterback Tyler Renew.
Competition for roster spots with each NFL
team is cut throat; 90 players compete for 53
roster spots. As a result, many veteran players
do not give rookie players these tips – because
it can come back to haunt them – getting cut!
Just hope Derrick makes the 53-man roster
in September.

 

 

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

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

6/25/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/06/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 26, 2017

 

— a new hair clip for the deaf

A new hair clip for the deaf? It is called
the Ontenna (not to be confused with
antenna). It is supposed to help the deaf
hear all kinds of sounds that go through
their hair! Not sure how it works with
deaf men with clean shaved head?
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-hair-clip/

 

— Pittsburgh proposed change of bus stops may be a problem

A hot issue in Pittsburgh is a proposed changes of
bus stops. There is a bus stop near the Pittsburgh
Association of the Deaf (PAD), but the proposed
new stop would be one block away. It may affect
the deaf-blind residents of Pittsburgh. Each
month PAD hosts a social event for the deaf-blind.
Concern is that if the deaf-blind need to walk
an extra block to reach PAD, it may cause problems
for them!

 

— typical interpreter training program

Is there such a thing as a typical interpreter
training program? Let us take William Woods
University (Fulton, Missouri) as the typical
one. It is one of 41 such interpreting
programs at colleges across the nation.
This university has 60 interpreting
students plus 85 on-line interpreting
students. Typical or not? Doesn’t matter –
the more qualified interpreters we have,
the better it is for us!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— reasons employers won’t hire the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/25/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/