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/

07/29/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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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:
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2018/07/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 27, 2018

 

— state laws and the interpreters

It was learned that only 16 states require
ASL interpreters to be licensed. Also only
12 (of these 16 states) accept RID
certification as state license. What about
34 states that do not require licenses?
A big mess, it certainly is. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/state-with-strict-interpreting-license/

 

— movie punishment for being deaf

Movie scripts used to punish deaf characters because of their
deafness. That was true in Hollywood years ago. Not so any
more.

 

— 23andMe and ancestry sites may look into deaf genes

Many people grow up without knowing their real parents.
This is the reason why these people sign up with
23andMe and ancestry other sites in hopes of finding their
real families. Cost ranges between $100 to $140. The
search looks for deafness genes, if any, as well as
with other non-deaf genetical issues.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— History, big deaf role
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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2018/07/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 26, 2018

— rude or not rude

A hearing person said:
I love watching people sign to one another; I often watch people
have lightning-fast expressive conversations in American Sign
Language

Is it OK or rude for a hearing person to spy on deaf that
communicate with each other? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/watching-sign-language-rude-or-not-rude/

 

— university president hiring the deaf

Jack Hawkins was the director of Alabama School for the
Deaf. In 1989 he accepted a job offer to become the
president of Troy University. He has not forgotten his
deaf roots; many of the landscape workers on the Troy
campus are deaf. Not too many other presidents would
do the same on behalf of the deaf!

 

— the only deaf person

A deaf man, who loves watching movies, said he often
was the only deaf person to watch an open captioned
movie at a theater. He was making a point, in that
deaf people demand open captions but do not show up
for these open captioned movies!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— downloading non-captioned movies
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/