2017/11/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 30, 2017

 

— deaf characters is part of plan to kick out TV

Super Deluxe is a program on youtube; it is not a
TV show, but looks like it. They hope people will
watch youtube instead of watching TV. Anyway
one Super Deluxe program may involve deaf chracters –
Marlee Matlin, Josh Feldman and Shoshannah Stern
in a drama/comedy show. Right now, details are still
vague. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/competing-against-tv/

 

— heavy pressure on family about CI

A deaf child was born to an all-hearing family.
Knowing nothing about deafness, the parents
got advise from pro-CI and anti-CI groups.
They put a lot of pressure on the family, but
a decision was made not to implant the child.
Second decision was to move to a city 100 miles
away where the deaf child will get education
at a deaf school instead of staying home and
getting him mainstreamed. It was in a newspaper
story.

 

— easy or hard to communicate with deaf

A consultant gave this advice for hearing
people that want to communicate with the
deaf – without using sign language.
Just face the deaf person directly.
Speak slowly and don’t shout. Use
gestures. Use note and pen, etc. Will
it work? It may work if the hearing
person is not scared to communicate
with the deaf, and also with lots of
patience. It will not work with
scared and impatient hearing people!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf bartender may have invented a popular drink
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 29, 2017

 

— deaf community angry over wrong signs used on TV

Tan Teck Sum, not deaf, is a sign language instructor.
She was on Singaporean TV trying to teach the host on
how to sign some words. The deaf community of
Singapore is angry for several reasons – she is
not a qualified sign language instructor; that
she was using wrong signs; she said she uses
SEE signs but her name is not on the list of
qualified SEE sign language instructors. See
the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/teaching-wrong-signs/

 

— deaf community vs State of Georgia

The State of Georgia was ordered two years ago
to establish mental health services for
the deaf. Two years later, despite the court
order, the state has done nothing! As a
result, there is a big court case, as
deaf community attorneys want to know why
the state has not done anything.

 

— new deaf teacher wins university award

Beth Wilson, who is deaf, is a retired electrical
engineer, over 30 years with Raytheon. She
joined the online faculty in 2016 at Worcester
Polytechnic Institute as an online instructor in
systems engineering. Recently she won the
university exemplary teaching award. As a deaf
person she finds teaching online classes more
rewarding than teaching students face to face.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a deputy sheriff, friend of deaf, lost his job
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 28, 2017

 

— deafness DNA testing

There are several companies that would test your DNA,
of course, for a fee. Are these DNA tests on deafness
any good? A deaf woman went through a DNA testing
and wanted to know why she was born deaf. She had
assumed it was genetics that caused her deafness,
but admitted it was not proven. It was for her
peace of mind, knowing that her assumption was
correct. Is it worth the time and money to get
DNA testing? This is a personal decision.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/dna-tests/

 

— New England Homes for the Deaf is important

The New England Homes for the Deaf is one of only two
facilities in the nation that offers specialized
nursing home care and specialized nursing home care
and assisted living for people who are both blind
and deaf. We should have more such facilities but
just two in the entire USA!

 

— nation’s sixth most important disabled person is deaf

Jackie Driver, who is deaf and operates a national
deaf service agency, has been ranked as the sixth
most influential disabled person in Great Britain.
Who is the most influential deaf person in USA?
Marlee Matlin, Nyle DiMarco, who else?

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf school quickly closed up
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 27, 2017

— a brain inside hearing aid

A brain (actually artificial intelligence) inside a
future hearing aid? This is what engineers, researchers
and scientists are saying that can be done. It may
work for hearing aid users but may not work for the deaf
since they may not understand sounds and voices from
hearing aids! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-brain/

 

— FCC will not accept internet as public utility

Internet is a public utility – same as electricity,
gas, water, sewage, telephone and transportation.
But FCC, because of removing net neutrality, is
saying internet is not public utility. This means
higher costs and slower speeds for low income
deaf people.

 

— deaf club for hearing

Deaf clubs would serve the deaf community –
social, sports, special events, etc. But
would a deaf club serve a hearing community?
The Chester Deaf Centre in Great Britain
has opened its doors to hearing organizations
and hearing groups to host their own events.
The Chester Deaf Centre leaders are saying
their club is strong because it serves the
deaf community AND hearing community.

 

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

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

11/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/