2018/01/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 25, 2018

 

— deaf employment, true or not true

The report “Deaf People and Employment in the United States”
said that 47 percent of deaf people are unemployed as
compared to 23 percent of hearing people. True or not
true? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/famous-poster/

 

— college forgets its rich deaf heritage

In the past (during the seventies) Delgado Community
College in New Orleans was one of the first junior
colleges in USA to give the deaf these educational
opportunities. It paved the way for other 2-year
colleges to do the same. Sad to say, this college
is being sued by deaf students for not providing
interpreters and not for accommodating their needs.
So sad to neglect its deaf heritage.

 

— the deaf and esports

esports is hot nowadays; video players are talking
about it, and even people involved with pro sports
have taken strong interest in it. Is esports being
deaf-friendly? A deaf person, heavily involved with
video games, hinted that esports has a long way to
go in being deaf-friendly.

 

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

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

01/21/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/masters-degree-deaf-counseling-western-oregon-university/

2018/01/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 24, 2018

— can or can’t find deaf actors

A newspaper said that 95 percent of disabled characters
are played by non-disabled. This newspaper also said
there are many qualified actors with disabilities can
could play these disabled roles. This also means the
deaf. When casting directors say they cannot find
deaf actors, are they telling the truth or not really
looking hard enough? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/cannot-find-actor/

 

— our sign languages

A deaf activist said there are approximately 300
sign languages used by the deaf all over the
world. Just 300? Or is the count higher?
In Sofia, Bulgaria deaf people live close to
each other in separate neighborhoods.
And each neighborhood has its own sign
language that is different from other
(nearby) neighborhoods!

 

— difficult to get open captioned films

Why is it so difficult to find a theater that
shows open captioned films? Many reasons –
theaters often limit what open captions they
can show; theaters require a minimum number of
tickets (among hearing) that are willing to
watch open captions; showing open captioned
films at difficult hours (early in the morning
or late at night) and so on. What about
captioning devices? Heavy to use, and batteries
often die. And even if a theater is willing
to show open captioned movies, deaf movie-goers
often have to travel long distances to show up.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— issues in hearing college support services
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

01/21/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/01/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 23, 2018

 

— town hints interpreters not important as others

The Ocean View Police Department (Delaware) is aware
of a sizable number of deaf residents. They ranked
interpreters last on the list on how the police
could communicate with the deaf – they suggest
writing, lipreading, gesturing, signing and texting.
What about interpreters? The town said “only if
available” hinting as if interpreters are not as
important! Rather surprising. And disappointing.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpreters-now/

 

— captions more valuable to hearing

The hearing world is discovering that captions,
originally for the deaf, is getting more
valuable. Captions are used by corporations,
hearing schools, musical concerts, big
sporting events, and even the Facebook.
In other words ADA is helping the hearing!

 

— the deaf and the aquarium

People love visiting the aquariums to watch
the fishes moving around in the tanks. The
Resorts World Sentosa, a vacation resort,
has a huge aquarium. One of the people
responsible for keeping the aquarium clean
and healthy for the fish is Kenneth Chin.
He is deaf and his job title is simple –
aquarist.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— big irony with ASL pioneer
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

01/21/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/masters-degree-deaf-counseling-western-oregon-university/

2018/01/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 22, 2018

 

— the magic black ring

In the MIT lab, there is a black ring design. It is
supposed to help the deaf by converting text into
voice to help the hearing understand what the
deaf person is trying to communicate. That black
ring has a hidden button that scans the text,
hence The Magic Black Ring! It is not known,
however if the ring can do the reverse – voice
to text? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/magic-black-ring/

 

— a Marlee Matlin twist

Marlee Matlin is appearing in the TV series Quantico,
but with a twist. She plays a late-deafened, ex-FBI
agent. The character “became” deaf because of an
explosion. Well, Marlee said years ago that a
good actress is supposed to play any role – even
a late-deafened role (for an actress who has been
deaf all her real life).

 

 

— Star Wars still discriminate against deaf

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that a deaf
teenager wanted to watch Star Wars that was
advertised as captioned in Great Britain and
was frustrated when the manager would not
turn on the captions. It is happening
again when a deaf man with CI wanted to use
a CI-compatible headphone, but was only
given a regular headphone. The showing
just happened to be advertised as
captioned – and this man also requested
the captions to be turned on. Yes,
the manager refused! Star Wars hate
the deaf?

 

 

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

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

01/21/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

2018/01/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 19, 2018

 

— deaf construction worker mentioned in town vs state lawsuit

Oroville, CA, a small town, filed a lawsuit against the state
over poorly constructed dam that broke loose in 2013. While
the deaf construction worker was not part of the lawsuit,
it was mentioned that one of his job duties was to “listen”
for sounds inside the dam concrete to see if the job was
good or bad! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/joke-listening/

 

— NAD seeks deaf employees in fast oil change shops

The NAD wants to get in touch with deaf employees
at fast oil change shops. If you know of any,
please email Marc Charmatz at marc.charmatz@nad.org

 

— Amazon wants to be good to the deaf

Amazon! Many people love it; many people hate it.
What about the deaf? Amazon said it is planning
to establish a business called Silent Delivery
Stations in Great Britain. Deaf people would be
hired to deliver Amazon packages. The story
did not mention if this idea will spread to
USA.

 

 

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

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

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