2018/05/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 21, 2018

— a very disappointing comment by a mayor

Gerard Landry, not deaf, is the mayor of Denham
Springs, Louisiana, a city of some 10,400 people.
In a newspaper interview, he said, in part:

my parents were deaf mutes

A son, in an important position, insulting his
parents as deaf-mutes! How so disappointing!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/badge-we-hate/

 

 

— confession by a deaf attorney

Attorney Spencer Kontnik, Denver, CO, is
deaf. He does not know ASL and communicates
via lipreading and speech. He said, in a
newspaper interview:

I have definitely been guilty of acting like
I understand what people are saying but I really
don’t know what they’re talking about.

This is the reason why deaf people are good
at smiling and nodding their heads and faking
their way through. DeafDigest editor is no better!

 

— 5th world’s most used sign language out of luck

There was an annoucement that the 2018 FIFA
World Cup Russia will broadcast four sign
language videos during the big event to keep
deaf fans updated on the game results. Soccer
is the most popular sport in the world, meaning
that the World Cup is equal to our Super Bowl.
Anyway, what are these four sign language vidoes?
Meaning the 5th sign language will not be taped
for the enjoyment of deaf fans!

 

Deaf jobs – latest update (another Gallaudet athletics position)
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Deaf actors and casting directors
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

2018/05/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 18, 2018

 

— from a Deaf Hero to a Hearing Hero

From a Deaf Hero to a Hearing Hero (not implanted
with a CI)? In an interview, Nyle DiMarco said that
The Marvel was a deaf hero in the comic books.
Yet, when Marvel Cinematic Universe made a movie
out of The Marvel, this character was shown
as a Hearing Hero! Discrimination? Yes!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-hero-or-hearing-hero/

 

— lying with facts on online dating sites

A deaf woman admitted she lied by putting down false facts
about herself, including hiding her deafness on these
online dating sites. She felt that if she mentioned her
deafness, she would not get any dates! Did it work? She
got one date, without telling him of her deafness. Near
the end of her date she admitted she was deaf. Hard to
say if lying went well – because she said it was just
a “practice” date! She, however, did not mention if
she got a second date from him.

 

— different way of working with the police

More police departments work with deaf organizations
and deaf agencies to improve relationships with the
deaf. This one in Lubbock, Texas is different.
The contact person is Lori Whitefield; she is deaf,
and while she works with different organizations in
the area, she does not represent a single deaf
organization! If this different approach works, then
it is great.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— anger at famous deaf person
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/13/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/05/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 17, 2018

 

— deaf stepfather’s big shock

Deaf Hank Blankenship became a stepfather when he married
Deaf Deidre, and immediately became a role model father
for her two children. That took place 14 years ago.
They both had two more children for a total of four
in the family. The two stepchildren wanted a legal
father, not a stepfather and the two younger children
wanted the older stepchildren to becme their full
brother and sister. They came up with a plan –
to give Hank the adoption papers at a surprise
home event. The shocked Hank quickly accepted
the plan. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/young-stepfather-and-older-father/

 

— Marlee Matlin shuts up the Yanny and Laurel question

Right now, Yanny and Laurel is a fad, a trick voice
from an audio. Many hearing people think the audio
said Yanny while many other hearing people also think
this same audio said Laurel. Marlee Matlin, who is deaf,
was asked this question – Yanny or Laurel. She said:

Yanni or Laurel? Don’t ask me. I can’t hear

Her comment won over many people!

 

— second reason to hate the portable captioning device

Yesterday DeafDigest said that hearing people look
over deaf person’s shoulder in a movie theater
and complain that the portable captioning device
bothers them. Here is the second reason – a deaf
person must balance the device with popcorn and
soda and candy and in case of women, their
purses. Must have 5 or 6 hands instead of two
hands to carry all that stuff!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf man still jailed despite given court dismissal
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/13/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/