2018/01/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 17, 2018

 

— rude ASL or ASL not rude

If a hearing person is short or bald or fat or has
face scars, his friends would not mention these
“defects” if his name is brought up. But for the
deaf, it may be different – if he is fat, then
he may be described as fat in ASL; same thing
with his baldness or his height or scars, etc.
Is this rude or is this OK, knowing this is
Deaf Culture? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/rude-or-not-rude/

 

— ADA today and ADA in 1990, a big difference

What is the difference between ADA today and
ADA way back in 1990? There was no such a thing
as the internet website in 1990; the ADA regulations
written in 1990 did not deal with the web sites.
This is the reason we are seeing so many lawsuits
about websites not accessible to the deaf.

 

— a click in food market

In one of these crowded food markets in Cambodia
where street food is prepared and served at a
stand, there is a certain click. That stand
is famed for its top quality dishes. Visitors
are told to listen for a certain click because
it is impossible to locate that food stand.
The chef makes that click as a signal.
What about deaf visitors wanting to taste
that dish? No luck! A food documentary on
TV explained about that click. Discrimination?
Probably so but there is no ADA in Cambodia!

 

 

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

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/01/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 15, 2018

— a new law in Pakistan

A new law is on the books in Pakistan. Words such
as deaf-mute or deaf-dumb cannot be used. This
is great but with an irony. India is Pakistan’s
next door neighbor – and in India everyone uses
the word deaf-mute all the time. DeafDigest
editor once received email from an educator
of Deaf Education in India, referring to the
deaf as deaf-mutes. Yes, DeafDigest editor
lost his temper and the Educator quickly
apologized. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mute-no-in-pakistan-yes-in-india/

 

 

— the very busy Nyle DiMarco

Nyle DiMarco is busier than ever. He has two big projects;
a starring role in a new TV series – This Close; this
program premieres on Valentine’s Day. The other project
is as producer of the revival Broadway play – Children
of a Lesser God.

 

— cops either forgot or ignored a request

A deaf woman called 911 on video relay, informing the
dispatcher of an incident taking place at her home,
and requested that an interpreter come with the
cops. The police officers showed up – without an
interpreter. Did the dispatcher tell the cops that
an interpeter was needed? Or did the cops ignore
the request? Or did the cops forgot to bring
an interpreter? The incident was so bad that
the intepreter was actually needed.

 

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

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

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2018/01/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 15, 2018

— Deaf Wine at California State University, Long Beach

A group of professors at California State University, Long Beach
ran tasting experiments with red wine, using hearing volunteers.
The results were posted on the web site – Journal of Communication
Disorders, Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids. Not sure what is the
relationship between red wine and the deaf-related web site.
Deaf Wine? Dunno. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-red-wine/

 

— deaf medical needs in small towns

In many small towns, many hospitals do not have interpreters,
not because they prefer VRI, but because of shortage of
interpreters. This is the reason why many small town deaf people
accept VRI as “better than nothing.”

 

— pushing the wrong button

Newspapers are full of stories about a person in Hawaii
pushing the wrong button, scaring people of invasion from
North Korea. A deaf employee for a state government
was given a three-day training with interpreters on how to
operate a computer system that had many buttons to be pushed.
One wrong button push, the entire state system would crash.
When the training ended, the deaf person lost his job, not
because of wrong button being pushed but because the supervisor
was scared that a deaf person cannot push the right button!
That supervisor did not consider the possiblity that a hearing
employee could also push the wrong button.

 

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

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest Gold – January 14, 2018

DeafDigest Gold – January 14, 2018

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Educational Rights

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:

deaf-pointing-at-menu

book-on-deaf-actors

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:

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deaflympics-deaf-culture

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
car battery and the deaf

Barry’s collections

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list of upcoming Deaf National Events

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:

After disbanding the Deaf Education program due to
low numbers, Canisius College (Buffalo, NY) is
restarting it.

A hearing resident of Frederick, MD wrote a
letter to the editor, saying that years way
back, the demolished Old Main Building
provided people with a close up look
of downtown. It was the highest point
in the city. Not any more.

There is disagreement among legislators
in South Dakota as to whether teachers of
the deaf are entitled to collective bargaining
on their issues – salaries, grievance rights, evaluation and tenure.

It is a tradition in the town of Greenburgh,
near the New York School for the Deaf
that the town supervisor be sworn in
at the school that holds special meaning
to him. And Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner chose the deaf school as the site.
There was no explanation why the deaf
school held a special meaning for him.

Arizona Legislature is said to be the first
state legislative body to caption its
proceedings.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ORAL DEAF OWNER OF TTY STORE WAS LUCKY
DeafDigest editor, years ago in early 1980’s, was visiting
San Francisco. He visited a friend who owned his own TTY store.
That friend was a strong oralist who did not understand ASL
and could not even understand simple gestures. Even worse,
his lips were very difficult to read.
During the visit, a deaf man, that used ASL, wanted to buy
a TTY. The oral owner and the ASL person could not communicate
with each other. DeafDigest editor, seeing everything, stepped in
to serve as “oral & ASL” interpreter for both men. It was
successful since deaf man bought a TTY and the oral man was
able to sell a TTY.
Whew, it was not easy!

This week’s ASL video in youtube

oral-deaf-asl-deaf-communications

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Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

THE DEAFLYMPICS AND THE DEAF CULTURE
We have the Deaflympics, where the best deaf athletes
from all over the world compete against each other
in many different sports.
Does Deaflympics help improve Deaf Culture? Yes and no!
A high percentage of participants in Deaflympics are
oralists, late-deafened, hard of hearing that function as
hearing, etc, etc.
These people are most likely not part of Deaf Community.
And when the Deaflympics is over, they go back to their
own worlds!

This week’s ASL video in youtube

deaflympics-deaf-culture

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Social media is very popular these days, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

We have friends and families near and far and it is a nice way to keep in touch.

We, who are DeafBlind, low vision, enjoy reading posts from family and friends.

There are some frustrations as many of us cannot view pictures.

I recommend that you write descriptions of the pictures posted.

That will help us a lot.

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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