2017/07/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 31, 2017

 

— USA best in worldwide speed captioning championship

At a recent worldwide competition among speed
captioning (with accuracy), USA swept much of
the honors, beating out competitors from many
other nations. This means our realtime captions
is probably the most accurate in the world.
A picture is at:

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

 

— irony in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas has been praised as a great place
for the deaf. Yet there have been complaints
that Austin town hall meetings that are not
captioned. It was a Texan, President
George H.W. Bush that signed ADA into law.
And current Texas governor Greg Abbott
uses the wheelchair. Austin is the capital
of Texas and should be a pacesetter for
the needs of the deaf and disabled in
the state, beyond the city limits!

 

— a big shock with the Deaflympics

2017 Summer Deaflympics is now history,
and deaf athletes are now focusing on
the 2021 Summer Deaflympics. The big
shock – it is taking place in Dubai!
This nation is the most hated one among
these Middle East nations because of
alleged human rights violations. And
there is another thing – intense heat,
with temperatures capable of reaching
125 degrees.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Knowing more
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

7/30/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/07/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 28, 2017

— a problem deaf person in the court room

A deaf person, in Canada, has become a big
problem in the court room. He constantly
challenged the judge on his rulings,
made frequent requests for court case
postponements, disagreed with the advice
of his attorney, saying he needed another
attorney in order to get a second opinion,
claimned that the court room ASL interpreters
were not qualified, claimed he has medical
conditions that may tire him out if the
case dragged on too long, etc, etc.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/problem-deaf-man/

 

— a possible illegal bid to host next Deaflympics

According to a source, the Deaflympics group received
three bids to host the next Summer Deaflympics.
A Los Angeles group was one of the three bidders.
Illegal? Well, per procedure, all bids must be
approved by the nation’s own deaf athletic
federation. The Los Angeles bidder never got
permission nor approval from the US Deaf Sports
Federation! Just stay tuned.

 

— a reason for deafness symbol on Florida drivers’ licenses

The obvious reason for the deafness symbol on
Florida drivers’ licenses is to tell the
cops of this fact during traffic stops.
But there is another reason – in case of
medical emergencies, the first responders
would see the deafness symbol and realize
that an interpreter is needed.

 

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

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

7/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/07/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 27, 2017

— two scammers caught in the act by police

Two hearing scammers stole money from a deaf man
for several months. The deaf man, tired of
being scammed, finally told the police about
it. Take a look at the picture:

http://deafdigest.com/caught-in-the-act/

 

— ADA is not a miracle

ADA is not a miracle. Yes, ADA is supposed to
give deaf people equal access (employment,
education, captions, interpreters, etc) but
we continue to have many ADA lawsuits.

 

— abusive sign language

There was a story in a Japanese newspaper
about an abusive hearing boss that knows
Japanese Sign Language. A deaf man works
for him. And when the deaf man makes
mistakes in his job, the angry boss
would use sign language for “lousy”
or “please quit your job”, etc. It is
sad.

 

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

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

7/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/07/26A

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 26, 2017

 

— sign language music machine

An invention is coming up in Japan. A juke box
is connected to a machine that makes drinks
(both soft and hard). If music is great, the
drink is great. If music is bad, the drink
is bitter. This is for the hearing people.
What about the deaf? The inventors said:

It gives the deaf a way to enjoy music

Not exactly sure what this means. Sign
language gestures producing sweet and
bitter drinks depending on the music?
Just have to wait until the machine hits
the market place. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sign-language-drink-machine/

 

— hospital advocate for the deaf

A hospital has just hired a deaf person as
advocate for deaf patients. Sorry, this
hospital is not in USA, but in Canada –
the Health Sciences North in Sudbury,
Ontario. If Canada could hire a Hospital
Deaf Advocate, then American hospitals
could also do the same!

 

— the deaf as an airline passenger

Airlines (Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, etc)
do not permit deaf passengers to sit in the exit
rows due to emergency issues. If a deaf person
is “accidentally” placed in the exit row,
he will be moved to a different row. Even
hard of hearing passengers cannot sit in
the exit rows either. This topic was posted
in a facebook page.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf instructor in medical school
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

7/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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