2017/10/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 31, 2017

 

— ADA? Don’t know how to fix it

A newspaper reporter wrote:

You can’t fix what you don’t know

This was in reference to fixing things up to
make these ADA-compliant. The reporter was
not pointing his finger at the hearing
world, but at the deaf for not specifically
telling the hearing exactly what they
want it to be fixed! Hearing people know
about captions and interpreters and
video relay services – but not about
things such as location of the fire
alarm signaller? A hearing employer may
set up the signaller on the wall behind
the deaf person’s work desk or at a
far away location that the deaf person
cannot see out of his eyes!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/do-not-know/

 

— Procter & Gamble says ads for deaf too expensive

Procter & Gamble sells many things. But the company
is not too eager to make their ads deaf-friendly.
The company even said making ads for the deaf is
too expensive for them (one of the world’s
biggest corporations making billions of dollars
every year in sales). Difficult to figure them
out!

 

— American student frustrated at Canadian college

McGill University is one of the best universities
in Canada. An American deaf woman enrolled at
McGill, hoping to get a quality education –
but has been disappointed due to continuing
struggles with captions and interpreters.
She said McGill really does not want to
accommodate the deaf!

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a deaf-published comic book
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/29/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/10/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 30, 2017

 

— very angry deaf model, an update

a while ago, DeafDigest mentioned that deaf
model Simone Botha Welgemoed, South Africa,
was angry that her CI was photoshopped out of
these modeling pictures. Well, once
Sir Richard Branson, who owns Virgin
Active health clubs chain, learned about it,
he ordered the CI to be put back on the
picture. Yes, it is the same Richard Branson
always getting into controversies and always
getting into trouble. But at least he did
the right thing for a young deaf model.

See the pictures of model with CI & without CI:
http://deafdigest.com/model-with-ci-and-without-ci/

 

— sign language privacy with iPhone

Many deaf people use iPhone for sign language
chat. And it leads to problems – nosey deaf
people nearby wanting to know the private
chat. A deaf I/T man has modified the
Beacon Chat to protect the privacy of these
sign language users. Exactly how it works?
Not sure how, but this I/T man says it works!

 

— deaf men were important in Turkey in the past

A tale or a fact? During the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire
in the 15th and 16th centuries, deaf men were hired
by the Sultans as prison guards. They would not
allow Sultan’s political enemies to visit the
prisoners! Why deaf guards and not hearing guards?
Do not know!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Civil War, deaf fact or deaf myth
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/29/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/10/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 27, 2017

 

— deaf to train or hearing to train police officers

a consulting firm, owned by a hearing person, has been
traveling USA to train police departments on how to
deal with the deaf. Who is more qualified to train
the police – a hearing consultant or a deaf consultant?
Would police officers listen to a hearing consultant
and ignore the deaf consultant? DeafDigest thinks
a deaf consultant sees things that hearing consultants
overlook! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-eye-valuable-for-police/

 

— deaf lawsuit versus Delgado Community College

During the seventies and eighties, Delgado Community College,
New Orleans, was widely praised for its involvement with
deaf post-secondary educational needs. Times have changed,
sad to say, because this college has been sued by a
deaf student for not providing interpreter when he
wanted to apply for financial aid and needed to
understand the paperwork.

 

— Glide helps deaf video game team beat hearing teams

Ability to hear sounds and voices is important in
video games. Deaf gamers, for most part, have been
disadvantaged when competing against hearing gamers
for that reason. But the invention of the Glide
has helped the deaf gamers defeat hearing gamers
that they have been losing to for years!

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— National Leadership Training Program for the Deaf is no more
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/10/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 26, 2017

 

— service agency for deaf helping reduce energy costs

In Michigan, there is a service agency for the deaf that
works with utility companies to help with energy costs
for deaf residences. This is important because the
winter season is coming up, and utility costs go up.
Is there a service agency for the deaf in your home
town that works with utility companies? A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/utility-company-and-deaf/

 

— free for deaf or not

Deaf people have been able to get lifetime National
Parks pass free for life. Will this continue?
The National Park Service wants to charge $70.00
entrance fee for about 20 parks. Deaf free or
deaf pay? Do not know yet!

 

— hackers focusing on the deaf

Hackers love to hack anything that has a computer
inside it – such as baby alarms, cable TV sets,
autombiles, iPhones, etc. There is a big worry
that hackers can hack into deaf people’s CI’s!

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

10/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/