2018/04/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 30, 2018

 

— A deaf Republican sues the state Republican Party

Aaron Heineman, who is deaf and is a Republican, filed
ADA discrimination lawsuit against the Utah Republican
Party. He said he was promised an interpreter during
the 2016 Caucus and the Convention, but none was given him.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/filing-a-lawsuit/

 

— best hotel in Rome

The Forbes magazine ran a story on hotels in
Rome. It said that Hassler Roma is still
the best in Rome. That hotel is owned and
operated by deaf Roberto Wirth, and has been
in business for 135 years, handed down
through the Wirth generations, ending
with Roberto and his hearing brother.
Roberto eventually bought out his
brother and has full ownership.

 

— remote video interpreters; love or hate

Deaf people, especially those that live in
big cities and large metro areas, hate
remote video interpreters. They prefer
face-to-face live interpreters. There
was a story about deaf people that live
in Utah rural areas – that love remote
video interpreters. There are no
live interpreters around and so, they
feel blessed to have these video
interpreting opportunities.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— controversy with deaf winner of hearing pageant
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

04/29/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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2018/04/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 27, 2018

 

— deaf trash becomes deaf treasure

There is a famous saying – One man’s trash
is another man’s treasure. A new deaf company –
reFort, in Washington, DC, wishes to salvage
and refurbish departing Gallaudet students’
spring trash into treasure for resale for
upcoming fall students in the fall. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/trash-to-treasure/

 

— stuck with a bad TV script

Marlee Matlin plays as FBI agent in the “Quantico”
TV series. Critics have said this TV series is
one of the worst ever! It is not the fault of
Marlee, but of the script writers that could
not do a good job of making it a good program.

 

— thrown out because of deafness, filing a lawsuit

Kayla Finacchiaro, who is deaf, was kicked out of the
Newbury College (Massachusetts) softball team. She
has filed a lawsuit, accusing the coach of throwing
her out because of her deafness. Hard to believe?
Yes!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— many hearing contacts helped a deaf man
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

04/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/04/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 26, 2018

— senseless anger towards deaf people

A deaf clerk in a supermarket was assaulted
by an angry hearing person, who was asking
for assistance, thinking the request was
ignored. This is not the first time. Deaf
people have been assaulted for using ASL,
thinking gesturing was disrespectful.
Police officers have confronted deaf
people for this reason. Years ago in DC,
an angry George Washington University
student, selling donuts to raise funds,
yelled at DeafDigest editor who was walking
by. The student, thinking he was being ignored,
ran after the editor. Fortunately, the fellow
students restrained him! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/senseless-rage/

 

— a deaf girl shocking hearing security people

Sara Kovaliov, a 16-year old deaf Israeli girl, won the
silver medal at the Jiu Jitsu Under-18 World Championship.
At the airport in Abu Dhabi, a security guard asked
her to follow him to a room. She was worried that
it was a national security issue. She was wrong.
The security people were shocked that a deaf girl
would win a world championship silver medal against
hearing competitors. They gave her an expensive
watch as a gift!

 

— considered as trouble-maker parents

Hearing parents that seek additional mainstreamed
classroom support for their deaf children are
considered as trouble-makers! This was the
opinion of some weary teachers and school
administrators.

 

 

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

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

04/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/04/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 25, 2018

 

— deaf person learns his own culture

Clarence Barber, a deaf man from Dawson City, Yukon (Canada),
is a member of a native tribe (Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation).
He, however, grew up knowing nothing about his own culture
because no one was able to communicate with him. Finally
getting an interpreter, he went to a tribe cultural event
and learned all he could about his own culture. He said:

I had no idea about my culture, I had no idea about Native
things; they were so happy to be able to chat with me

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-about-culture/

 

— deaf invention wins prize at Johns Hopkins University

The Social Innovation Lab is part of the huge Johns
Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) medical complex,
one of the biggest in the world. This lab encourages
inventions and innovations that will help improve
medical matters and issues. One such invention
is the see-through surgical mask. It won a
$25,000 grant from the lab.

 

— Amazon software engineer is deaf-blind

Michael Forzano is deaf-blind. It did not stop him
from getting a job with Amazon as software
engineer. When applying for that job, he
never told Amazon that he was deaf-blind.
He told Amazon that he has to use his own
laptop to show them the code he was able
to write, instead of using the whiteboard.
Just almost immediately he was hired.
He functions as a hearing person, not knowing
sign language and so, no need for a
deaf-blind interpreter.

 

 

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

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

04/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/