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2019/11/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 29, 2019

— mostly vocal but mostly weak

An advocate said that comparing the deaf with other
disabled groups, the deaf is the most vocal in
fighting for their rights and needs. The irony –
when disabled groups get together to fight for
combined their needs, these groups would ignore
the deaf needs!

 

 

— sign language knowledge not required

According to Department of Transportation
regulations with the airlines, staff knowledge
of sign language is not required. Surprising?
Yes. Disappointing? Yes.

 

 

— fears during medical appointments

A newspaper story said many deaf people have
these three interpreting fears during medical
appointments – that interpreter does not
show up; not understanding what the doctor
tells the interpreter; not understanding
the prescription, again with interpreter
being around. These fears are valid.

 

 

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2019/11/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 28, 2019

— difficult to be deaf at a hearing college

There was a newspaper story today about being
deaf at a hearing college. Part of the
story says that many students and staff are not
familiar with sign language, deaf culture, and
deafness in general, creating an isolating
environment. The story also says that deaf
students are scattered across the campus
making encounters with each other rare.

 

 

— a shocking comment by an architectural firm

A new library, costing $41.5 million dollars,
just opened up in New York City. It lacks access
to the deaf and the disabled. As a result, this
library has been slapped with a lawsuit over these
ADA violations. What made the whole thing so
shocking is the comment by the architectural
firm:

there was no priority given to people with disabilities
and that we had not thought about it

 

 

— another comment by a former deaf attorney

In another newspaper story today, a former attorney,
who is deaf, said:

There isn’t much demand for lawyers that can’t communicate,
no matter how competent they might be

That person left the legal profession and went to
another profession where his deafness is not a barrier

 

 

 

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2019/11/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 27, 2019

— reason for not using family and friends as interpreters

A police department said when there is an issue involving
the deaf, they prefer to use professional interpreters
as opposed to family members or friends as interpreters.
Reason is neutrality and confusion with different
sign language dialects among these non-interpreters
that use ASL.

 

— Stuffed Sign Language

Stuffed Animals using sign language? A sign language
teacher, frustrated with the struggles of her hearing
students learning ASL, has been using stuffed
animals in the classroom. She uses the stuffed animals
to teach the students how to express ASL gestures!

 

— a very deaf-unfriendly bank

A bank blocked the credit card of a deaf patron.
The bank had an issue with a transaction a deaf
person made at a store and texted him about it.
The deaf person replied but the bank required a
voice call and would not accept a third party
voice call. This went on and forth for almost
10 months until it was straightened out.
The bank said it is deaf-friendly but their
rules and procedures were anti-deaf!

 

 

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