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/

2018/02/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 23, 2018

— a vow to honor deaf brother

Rapper Jeffrey Williams has a deaf brother.
To honor his deaf brother, the rapper said
he will not rap new songs for one year. He
made this comment:

I want to act deaf for a year

He will resume rapping in 2019.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/honoring-deaf-brother/

 

— hating movie captioning devices

Why do deaf people hate movie captioning devices?
A web posting mentioned the following reasons –
some devices cannot be electrically charged;
some devices cannot link to the movie;
certain words are removed from the captions;
movie houses do not refund if captioning
devices break down.

 

— shame in India; expensive diamonds, cheap deaf labor

Diamonds are expensive. Rajiv Gems Park, a diamond
mining company in India, hires many deaf employees.
They are hired because of cheap labor, thinking
the deaf cannot fight back. Well, the India
Enforcement Directorate is investigating the
way the company cheats the deaf workers.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update – Gallaudet athletic director position
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

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