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/