2018/11/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 30, 2018

 

— good fortune for a scammed deaf couple

Malcolm Wilcox and Delwin Slade wanted home improvement
work on their house. They were scammed by fake-builders
that promised to rebuild, but ran away with their money.
This sad story was reported in the media. To their
surprise, a local TV program on home building featured
them – money poured in from the public. Right now there
is enough money to do a complete rebuild that was
promised them in the first place. It happened in
Great Britain.

 

— amazing deaf-blind participant

Jason Ruggirello, who is deaf-blind, plays pool
as a member of his team in the Mid-Michigan American
Pool Players Association. He is not the best
player in the league, but is #1 player when it
comes to inspiring all the participating pool
players, all of them hearing.

 

— elected public official insults the deaf

Charley Martin, not deaf, was a long time
Bucks County (Pennsylvania) Commissioner.
He may not seek reelection. Way back in
2010, a hearing took place to evaluate
the costs of interpreters in the Bucks
County Court. He thought it was a joke
when he said that instead of hiring
interpreters, these deaf people should
have their hearing tested first before
they enter the court system!

 

 

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2018/11/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 29, 2018

 

— a deaf businessman speaks out

Yesterday’s DeafDigest ran an article saying that
hearing employers say – do hire the deaf but they
don’t. A deaf businessman said:

It depends on if the deaf applicant is qualified
and is on par with the hearing employees, plus
being able to compensate for his deafness.

 

— Pope Francis laughs at a deaf child, in a good way

Pope Francis was giving an audience at the Vatican
yesterday. All of a sudden a deaf child was running
loose during the ceremony, first playing with a
Swiss Guard and then jumping on the state and
running around behind Pope Francis. The Pope
laughed – knowing kids are kids!

 

— sad news: Aspen Deaf Camp suspends operations

The Aspen Deaf Camp in Colorado has served the Deaf
Community for years with recreational needs,
programs and services. This camp has suspended
operations – because of serious financial issues.
DeafDigest hopes this camp will come back, stronger
than ever!

 

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2018/11/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 28, 2018

 

— common complaint about subtitles

a common complaint about subtitles is that in some
movies and videos, it is small and hard to read!
The same can also be said for captions hard to
read because of different colors and different
backgrounds.

 

— employers say yes, hire the deaf but they don’t

Employers are always saying the right things – that they
will hire the deaf, but when the deaf applicant shows up,
he is not hired. And the employer gives all kinds of
ADA-acceptable and EEOC-acceptable excuses for not hiring
the deaf!

 

— five sign languages spoken by a deaf team

A deaf athletic team has players that speak in five
different sign languages – ASL, Cued Speech, Signed
English, Oral Sign Language and Rochester Sign Language.
How do they communicate with each other – probably by
lipreading, gestures, facial expressions, home made
signs and body language!

 

 

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2018/11/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 27, 2018

 

— an overlooked deaf election winner

DeafDigest mentioned that Matthew Sampson, who is deaf,
won a seat with the District of Columbia Advisory
Neighborhood Commission (ANC). Overlooked was another
deaf winner, Robb Dooling. But as a matter of
cruel irony, they could not attend the ANC
meetings because of lack of interpreters!
They are very angry about it and are kicking up
a big storm, scaring these local government
officials into doing something.

 

— debate about science and law

On a web-based law site, there was a discussion
about science and law. Deafness was mentioned as
an example. It said that if deaf parents do not
hear their child screaming and needing help
because of a serious injury, then is it
parental abuse? DeafDigest says no. Deaf parents
have successfully raised hearing children for
centuries and many ages.

 

— Brexit and Deaf Brexit

If and when Brexit takes place, what is going to
happen to European deaf? Can they easily travel
to Great Britain and can British deaf travel
easily to anywhere in Europe? European Union
requires accommodations for the disabled and
the deaf. Will Brexit leave it alone or
destroy these set of accommodations? There is
already a discussion on one deaf-based web
site.

 

 

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2018/11/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 26, 2018

 

— a problem with captioned glasses

A frequent user of Captioned Glasses said there
is a problem – must find the perfect spot
on the glasses between captions and the
movie action. It takes quite a lot of balancing
out, the deaf user said.

 

— fire fighting forensics

Many deaf people are not allowed to fight fires
even though a few volunteer fire departments
welcome deaf fire fighters. What about fire
forensics – trying to solve the cause of fires?
There is one – Wendy Read, a deaf British
woman who is a member of her fire department
Research and Intelligence team.

 

— Legal Aid for deaf clients

For years the Legal Aid office in Jacksonville, Florida
had a special program for deaf clients that need
legal assistance. Times have changed; deaf clients
that need legal assistance must see private attorneys.
Reason is that funding for Legal Aid offices depend
on interest income from special state funds. When
interest rates go down, Legal Aid offices may cut
services. Not sure if it is Jacksonville’s problem
or a problem that hits all Legal Aid offices in USA.

 

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