2018/05/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 31, 2018

 

— Daughter of a Basketball Wife is deaf

Basketball Wives is a popular TV reality
show, consisting of wives, girl friends
and ex’es of these well known basketball
stars. They complain to each other, stab
each other in the back and do plenty of
badmouthing. Anyway Wife Jackie Christie’s
daughter is Ta’Kari Lee. Both women have
not spoken to each other in years.
Ta’Kari Lee just revealed her deafness.
She said that she is 70 percent deaf
in her left ear and 30 percent deaf in
the right ear. She, however, functions
as a hearing paerson. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-daughter-of-basketball-wife/

 

— Starbucks’ math

Starbucks closed all of its stores to host a
nationwide workshop to train employees to be
sensitive to the needs of customers, the
deaf included. Look at Starbucks’ math:

175,000 employees
8,000 stores

How many of these employees have served
coffee for deaf customers? And how many
stores have been patronized by the deaf?

Even one employee admitted when she is
rushed, a long line facing her, she
tends to be impatient and gruff with
a difficult hearing customer.

Just hope the workshop pays off well
when a deaf person asks for a Starbucks
coffee!

 

— watching a deaf prisoner because of his deafness

A crime report in a newspaper said:

deaf person was placed in a holding cell all night
where an officer could “keep an eye on” him
because he was deaf

Do officers keep an eye on a deaf prisoner and
not on hearing prisoners? Don’t know!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Japanese eugenics and the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/27/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/05/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 30, 2018

 

— a big problem with diversity

What is diversity? Most people would say –
people of race and people of gender.
This is correct – but one thing is
missing – disability! This was the
argument deaf model Nyle DiMarco pointed
out, disagreeing with a post in
Huffington Post. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/people-of-diversity/

 

— lesson from Roseanne being fired

A newspaper headline said:
Lesson from Roseanne: Look for racist tweets before hiring

We have “deaf hate deaf” videos; these
videos show angry deaf explaining why
they hate some other deaf people. Who
knows – deaf schools and deaf agencies
may look at these videos first before
deciding to hire or not to hire deaf job
applicants! No one wants to hire
troublemakers.

 

— deaf kicked out of bus

A deaf person got on a bus. The bus driver
told the deaf person to find a seat and
sit down. The deaf person did not
understand. The angry bus driver
confronted the deaf man and kicked
him out of the bus! A sympathetic
passenger told the deaf man that
he was supposed to sit down. Anyway
a protest has been filed with the city.
The city has given an apology to the
deaf man, but the bus driver has
not been punished!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf in oil field job in Alaska
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/27/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/05/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 29, 2018

 

— a deaf winemaker

There are not too many deaf people in the
cut-throat world of competitive winemaking;
there are deaf people that make wine as
a hobby, at home, but not professionally.
Teisha Sauve, who is deaf and loves wines
at home, is a professional winemaker
with the Stonehouse Wines in
Quebec. A picture is at:

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

 

— $80,000 a year jobs available for deaf

From time to time DeafDigest mentions issues
re the deaf and these truck driving jobs.
There was a headline in a newspaper story
today which said:

few want an $80,000 job driving trucks

Truck driving is hard work; it is a challenge
for anyone – male, female, hearing, deaf!

 

— an apology or a joke

A deaf couple entered a shopping mall. The security
guard asked to look at the handbag the deaf woman
was carrying. The handbag zipper was stuck and she
couldn’t open it. She gestured the guard to please
wait until she could finally open the handbag.
Instead the couple was roughed up physically by
the guard and thrown out of the building. The
angry couple confronted the mall management.
The management instructed the security guard
to apologize to the deaf couple. Instead the
guard laughed very hard as if it was a joke.
Not satisfied, the deaf couple is contemplating
further action.

 

 

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

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

05/27/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/05/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 28, 2018

— Deaflympics and the criminal element

Do criminals get involved with the Deaflympics in
hopes of pocketing the funds for themselves?
In 2011, the Winter Deaflympics was cancelled at
the last minute in Slovakia because Jaromí Ruda,
the games chair, pocketed the funds for himself.
And now this – Deaflympics president Valery Rukhledev,
a Russian, has been accused of the same thing –
stealing money for himself. The theft has nothing
to do with the Deaflympics, but of a deaf organization
in Russia. Still, associating the Deaflympics with
these two criminals can be scary! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaflympics-boss/

(this just in – Rukhledev has been relieved of his
presidency for two months; an acting president
has been appointed – in his stead – at least until
the Russian courts sort out this mess)

 

— Starbucks and the deaf

Starbucks will close in the afternoon of
May 29th for training and re-training on
the sensitivity of dealing with all types
of customers and non-customers. Was
Starbucks bad to the deaf? There was a
lawsuit in New York some years back,
accusing Starbucks of discriminating
against the deaf. DeafDigest editor,
who loves Starbucks coffee, has never
dealt with discrimination in the
coffee place. He, however, has faced
a lot of discriminatory issues in many
other places – but never at Starbucks!
So, was Starbucks really that bad to
the deaf?

 

— sign language song confused as dancing

In Iran, dancing is considered doing something
evil. A group of deaf girls signed their
song during a performance. The officials
stopped it. They said it is dancing, not
signing! In other words, there is no Sign
Language freedom in Iran.

 

 

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

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

05/27/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/