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2017/12/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 29, 2017

 

— many hard of hearing attorneys unaware of something

Many hard of hearing attorneys struggle with their
deafness in the court room. They don’t use
ASL. CART is the only way for them. But many of
them never heard of CART. A hard of hearing
attorney saw a deaf attorney using CART and
asked what it was. The deaf attorney told him
CART is a must but he must ask the courts for
it, and that courts won’t give it to him if
he doesn’t ask for it!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/must-have-cart/

 

— option often overlooked in airline reservations

Passengers making reservations have the options
of getting accommodations. Many of them either
overlook it or ignore it. If deaf passengers
don’t request accommodations, airlines may not
know about their deafness. One airline said
deaf passengers can refuse deafness accommodations!

 

— many jobs or no jobs

A newspaper headline today said:

2018’s challenge: Too many jobs, not enough workers

Many available jobs for deaf jobseekers? Yet,
many deaf people are not employed! Why?

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf man employed in the oil fields
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/12/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 28, 2017

 

— a surprising comment about the deaf and the travel

Deaf people love to travel. We have quite a few deaf travel
tours; we have deaf people that are travel professionals;
we even have one deaf man that traveled to 107 nations,
and so on. Yet, it is surprising to see a comment by
someone:

I think that deaf people often think that it’s complicated
to leave the house, because they need support

That comment was not made by a hearing person but
by a deaf man! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/fascinating-way-to-travel/

 

— horror story in hospital

A deaf person was admitted to a hospital. He
requested an interpreter; the interpreter
showed up and interpreted the communications
betweeen the doctor and the deaf patient.
The interpreter then left for his next
assignment. Suddenly the deaf person became
ill; the doctor rushed to his bed, but no
interpreter was around to explain what was
wrong. These are nightmares that hospitals
hate to deal with.

 

— deaf immigrants learning ASL

One ASL teacher said that many deaf immigrants
have never been formally educated. The ASL
they learn becomes their first language.
This comment was made by ASL teacher, not in
USA but in Canada. Because of tougher laws
on immigration in USA, more deaf immigrants
instead go to Canada.

 

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

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

12/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— helping ASL and get paid for it

ASL signers needed to help with a project about fingerspelling

We are researchers in the sign language linguistics lab at the University
of Chicago (Prof. Diane Brentari, Director), seeking ASL signers to help
us with research about fingerspelling in ASL.

Signers will be paid to help us annotate examples of fingerspelling from
videos, using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service.

These annotations will contribute to a project working towards developing
software that can interpret fingerspelling automatically from videos.

Description of work
— As a worker on the project, you would watch videos in ASL and mark the
fingerspelling you see in each video.
— All work is done on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service and workers on the
project are paid for each video they complete.
— This is a great way to earn some extra money, and can be done anytime and
from anywhere.

 

How do you start?
1. Create an account as a worker on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk at: ty
https://www.mturk.com/worker

2. Search for: ASL Fingerspelling Project
3. Complete a short training
4. Begin annotating videos

Have questions or want to learn more? Email us at
asl.fingerspelling.project@gmail.com

2017/12/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 27, 2017

 

— making the list of 2017 Best Movies

A Florida newspaper movie critic made his list of
best movies of 2017. One deaf movie is on the
list – Wonderstruck, which is currently showing
nowadays in theaters all over USA. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/best-2017-movies/

 

— Gallaudet/Peace Corps agreement

Gallaudet has reached agreement with the Peace
Corps to train interested students that wish
to volunteer for this federal service program.
In the past there were some Gallaudet graduates
that served in the Peace Corps – but it was on
their own without help or involvement from
Gallaudet. This agreement makes it official
the Gallaudet involvement.

 

— The Boston Public Schools may face lawsuits

The Boston Public Schools is worried about lawsuits.
One reason is not encouraging input from the deaf
community on educational needs of deaf studnets!
Keep in mind no one likes the idea of decisions
made on their behalf without consulting them
first. This is called – input.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf woman is a TV news reporter
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/12/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 26, 2017

— deaf actress and her hands

A deaf actress made this comment:
Using my hands to find my voice

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-actress-and-her-hands/

 

— deaf divided in half in a church

A deaf person who attends worship services regularly
in a deaf-operated church told DeafDigest editor
something interesting. The church is attended by
deaf people that graduated from deaf schools and
also by mainstreamed deaf people. Do they mingle
together? No – one half of the church is seated
by mainstreamed people and the other half by
those from deaf schools. And even during the
after-service reception, both groups are still
split apart! He said he was not too happy about it.

 

— news programs captions

Deaf people watching captioned news programs may
not realize one thing. It is that when the program
shows people from other nations, the captions are
in English, but the voices these people speak are
not in English! Hearing people know it, but many
deaf people don’t know it.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— chess is a dangerous sport
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/12/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 25, 2017

— shortage of hospital interpreters, true or not true

A hospital complained of shortage of interpreters.
An interpreting agency was puzzled, saying they have
plenty of interpreters available for duty. Who
is telling the truth? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-shortage-fact-or-fiction/

 

— consultant says “know your ADA rights”

In a workshop, a consultant told the participants
that they must know their ADA rights, meaning
knowing which states obey and which disobey
ADA laws. And the same goes for which private
businesses and public facilities follow ADA
and which don’t. This means who captions and
who doesn’t and who provides interpreters and
who doesn’t!

 

— need to be careful before taking I/T job

Many I/T employers are not deaf friendly.
While there are ADA laws, the working
environment is often unfriendly and
hostile. And promotional opportunities
are often lacking for these deaf employees.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— insurance companies past discrimination against deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/