2018/02/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 28, 2018

— the deaf and the different parole board hearings

Psrole procedures are not the same with every state.
Some states allow inmates to show up in person
during parole hearings; some states conduct
parole hearings by video. There was a case of
a deaf man that could not understand difficult
questions, even in ASL, through the video.
And he was too scared to tell the parole officer
that he didn’t understand the questions. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-and-parole-hearings/

 

— a video podcast for deaf only

Deaf fans of Green Bay Packers can consider themselves
lucky. A Packers fan who is a Coda interpreter has
partnered with a hearing friend to set up a podcast
called “The Unknown Packers Podcast” for the benefit
of deaf fans. Actually it starts with a voice podcast,
sponsored by a local brewery for the benefit of
hearing fans. Then after the voice podcast is broadcast
the Coda interpreter and his partner converts it to
ASL video. It is a matter of waiting several hours
for patient deaf fans!

 

— big break for entry-level deaf employees in one state

Alaska has banned “below” minimum wages for the deaf
(and the disabled) in entry level jobs. The minimum
hourly wage for all employees is $9.84 per hour.
This new law means deaf employees cannot earn below
$9.84. To make a long story short, the federal Fair
Labor Standards Act allows pay below minimum wages
in certain cases. No more in Alaska. Two other states
do not allow “below” minimum wages – Maryland and
New Hampshire.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— students didn’t know teacher was deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/25/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/02/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 27, 2018

— lipreading from long distance without binoculars

Is it possible to lipread from a long distance without
the help of binoculars? Well, a deaf student, attending
a community college, said:

Even if you’re far away on a football field. I can read your
lips from far away

DeafDigest thinks it is impossible! A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/long-distance-lipreading/

 

— just two seconds

A captioner said that it takes two seconds for her to
caption words that show up on the screen. That means
a hearing person is two seconds ahead of the deaf
when keeping up with the words on TV. This also
means a hearing person would laugh first at a joke on
TV while the deaf person waits two seconds later
to laugh late at this same joke!

 

— a deaf general manager of a team in Women’s NBA

Michael Fischer, who is profoundly deaf, has been
named as the Assistant General Manager of Los
Angeles Sparks, a team in the WNBA. DeafDigest
believes it is the highest level accomplished
by a profoundly deaf person in a professional
sports league! Not too many years ago he
served as student assistant coach with the
Gallaudet women’s basketball team.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

02/25/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/02/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 26, 2018

— a new way of finding money for a discriminatin lawsuit

Lawsuits cost money because attorneys must be paid.
And it is always expensive. A deaf organization
wanted to file a lawsuit over discrimination
over lack of interpreters. What did they do to
find money? Crowdfunding! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-crowdfunding/

 

— joining the NRA boycott

List of corporations joining the NRA boycott is getting
longer. Any deaf-related businesses? There is one –
Starkey Hearing, known as the nation’s biggest
hearing aid company, has joined the boycott.

 

— these TV storm warning interpreters

Said a former interpreter, who has this habit of
watching the interpreters during these TV storm
warnings:

Watching TV storm warnings – some of those interpreters
are pretty bad, in this country.

 

It is still disappointing.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

02/25/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/