2018/08/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 31, 2018

 

— terp’s interesting wish

An interpreter said:
We’ve got some wonderful interpreters, but it
would be great for the deaf not to depend on
them.

What he meant is that the society should be
100 percent accessible, making interpreters
unnecessary.

Realistic or just a dream?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/welcome-to-reality/

 

— non-captions in the Minnesota classrooms

A deaf teacher in Minnesota said that on one survey,
only 15 percent of videos are captioned; 60 percent
are partially captioned and 25 percent captioned
very little, if any. Didn’t matter that there
are ADA laws, these Minnesota districts do
not follow them!

 

— a serious problem in Kenya

The Deaf Empowerment Society of Kenya is very
angry about a serious problem in the deaf
community. In Embu, a medium-sized Kenyan
city, the deaf people are given tools to help
them go into business for themselves (salon
equipment, farming tools and vehicle repair
items). Instead of using these tools
themselves, they sell these tools to make
money for themselves! They have been
warned that if they sell these tools again,
they cannot receive assistance with their
future needs!

 

 

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

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

08/26/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/08/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 30, 2018

 

— deaf-women owned businesses and daily challenges

There was a story about female entrepreneurs dealing
with challenges and discrimination on a daily basis.
A deaf woman, who has started her own business
in the early 1980’s had to deal with these same
issues – but with a bigger challenge – her own deafness!
This business continues to this day. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/challenges-facing-deaf-women-owned-businesses/

 

— Musk and the deaf

Elon Musk, the businessman, loves attention – his
Tesla cars and many other business ventures. Deaf
venture? He established Neuralink as a new
business venture – something to do with brains
working with computers. And for the deaf,
he wants the deaf to hear, with help of the
Neuralink venture. Nothing about the
CI or the hearing aid was mentioned.

 

— different Hollywood discrimination against the deaf

There have been many stories of Hollywood discriminating
against the deaf (using fake-deaf actors instead of using
real-deaf actors). A story surfaced today of Hollywood
discriminating against the deaf and the disabled with
these “behind the camera” crews. We are talking about
camera men, sound technicians, film editors, make up
artists, animatists, etc. We have had a few deaf people
with these “behind the camera” crews but as always,
it is never enough!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— state official said ASL is child abuse
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/26/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/08/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 29, 2018

 

— a nation dishonest on deaf/disabled hiring quotas

Government agencies in one nation have been caught not
telling the truth about their statistical quotas of
hiring the deaf and the disabled. This scandal is taking
place in Japan, and the top government people are not
too happy about it. Does it happen in USA when employers
and agencies lie about the same thing? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-hiring-quota-honest-or-dishonest/

 

— politics behind video captions

Ugly politics took place at University of Florida.
The outgoing student government president veteod
a student bill to require captions on all campus
videos. His reasons were unclear but one pointed
out to a technicality, the incorrect wording in
the bill – American with Disabilities Act!
At any rate, no deaf students on the campus
were asked about that bill! Did the new
president succeed in getting the bill passed?
Do not know yet.

 

— announcement from Deaf Seniors of America

The Deaf Seniors of America issued a nationwide
announcement – to contact senators to oppose
the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S.
Supreme Court. Will the senators listen?
Good question!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf mental health pioneer
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/26/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/08/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 28, 2018

 

— customer service centers helping or not helping the deaf

When people have complaints, they contact customer service
centers. Some are by mail, by email, by voice phone and
by chat. For the deaf, results have been mixed. Many
companies toss mail into the trash can; more companies
stop accepting emails; all companies have voice numbers
but many of them resist relay calls, thinking it is
scam. As for chat, many overseas centers handle chat,
but English language is quite a barrier. What is best?
Face to face communications in person if this is at
all possible. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/customer-service-motto/

 

— 911-text problems

A dispatch center director said that voice
is so much better than text during emergencies.
Voice is faster. Dispatchers can pick up hints
from “panic” voices. Text communications is
slower than voice communications. If the
emergency call involves CPR, voice instructions
can do that; text instructions can’t. This is
why improving 911-text calls is always a
priority with the deaf.

 

— Netflix is good and bad

Netflix is good in USA because it offers 100 percent
captioning, which is what they promised. Netflix
is bad in Great Britain. According to a survey
nearly 40 percent of videos are not captioned or
subtitled! Possibly because our ADA is the world’s
strongest law that protects the deaf.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Codas that fake deeafness
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/26/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/08/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 27, 2018

— hearing wife won’t wake up sleeping deaf husband

A newspaper advice column posted this comment:
My husband is deaf, so it never made much sense for me
to wake him up after I was already awakened by a crying
child

Why not? Both parents share equal responsibility
for raising a child

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/hearing-wife-awake-deaf-husband-sleeping/

 

 

— amazing deaf job in Africa

African nations are notorious for discriminating
against the deaf. Yet, in Kenya, Michael Ndurumo,
who is deaf, is an associate professor of
Psychology at University of Nairobi. He teaches
classes both on undergraduate and graduate
levels. Interpreter with him? Yes.

 

— FBI device scary to deaf

FBI “listening” devices possibly interfering
with deaf-911-text services? Says who? Says
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. Hope this is not
true.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf aliens in Washington, DC and Rochester, NY
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/26/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

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