2018/07/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 31, 2018

 

— many deaf not aware of basic need

A deaf person attending a recent deaf convention
said he was surprised that many of his deaf friends
were not aware that they are entitled to interpreters
while seeing doctors! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/a-must-in-health-care/

 

— challenges for deaf advocates

Deaf advocates have a big challenge. There are many
elected public officials that know nothing about the
deaf or do not care about the problems the deaf
people deal with. How to advocate? What is the
best way to advocate? What is Plan B when efforts
to reach elected public officials become useless?
These are big challenges.

 

— green card opportunities for deaf

It is more difficult for people to emigrate
to USA nowadays, no matter if they are hearing
or deaf. Years back, it was easier. A non-English
speaking deaf person, with university degree in Social
Work, was not able to find a job in this field
in her nation. Agencies serving the deaf would only
hire the hearing. Despite not knowing a single word
of English, she went to classes to learn the language,
and was able to get a green card. She has been in
USA for some 15 years and is still employed as a
Case Worker in a deaf agency in USA.

 

 

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

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

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2018/07/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 30, 2018

— police refused to help with paperwork

During a storm in South Carolina, the deaf man’s pickup
truck was parked outside. A tree slammed on it, destroying
it. The deaf man called the police, requesting paperwork
so that he can file a claim with the insurance company.
The police refused to fill out the paperwork. The police
also refused to provide an intepreter despite many
requests. And making it worse, he was arrested (because
of an old warrant). The U.S. Department of Justice
recently scolded the police department for giving him
hard time. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-paperwork-for-the-deaf-owner-of-truck/

 

— one interpreter full time or 35 part-time interpreters

One university said they have only one full time interpreter
but also contracts out with 35 part-time interpreters.
The full time interpreter said he works full time because
of the security of a paycheck. Which is better – a full
time interpreter or a part-time interpreter?

 

— Wells Fargo wants to work with the deaf

Is Wells Fargo a good bank for the deaf and the
people of color? It was announced last week
that Wells Fargo is creating a program to help
deaf people with their banking needs. Yet
there was a big story of Wells Fargo
discriminationg against a hearing woman of
color. That angry woman is filing a lawsuit
accusing the big bank of discrimination.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf diplomat, US Foreign Services
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/29/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/