2020/02/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 25, 2020

— a deaf daredevil

In the past we had a deaf daredevil in the late
Kitty O’Neil who broke landspeed driving records
and performed many movie stunts. Are we seeing
a new deaf daredevil right now in Dane Jackson.
He jumped 134 feet down in a waterfall in his
kayak at Salto del Maule waters in Valle de
Los Condores, Chile. It is said to be the
second highest waterfall jump in history.

 

— courtroom reasonable accommodation

A job applicant for a courtroom officer position
won the support of the New York State Division of Human
Rights, saying his use of hearing aid is reasonable
accommodation. What if that job applicant depends
on ASL interpreting to function in this same job?
Would that still be considered reasonable
accommodation? Hope so.

 

— more on EastEnders’ deaf character

There is a twist on British TV screens because of
Ben Mitchell’s deafness scenes in the EastEnders
sitcoms. When he speaks up, the sound on the screen
is distorted – to reflect his deafness! What if
EastEnders is shown on USA TV, would the captions
be distorted? EastEnders was shown in the past,
but seems no longer.

 

 

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2020/02/24

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— a resolution or a legislative bill

Which is better – a resolution or an
introduced law-making bill? In Utah,
there is a resolution to encourage
closed captions in public facilities.
A resolution? Why not a law-making bill?
People can ignore resolutions but cannot
ignore laws!

 

— ASL interpreting on a British TV program

As mention in DeafDigest few days ago, the Lefors
family of St Augustine, Florida, appeared on
British TV’s Nickelodeon’s The Crystal Maze.
They won, but what was neat was that there
was no need for a British Sign Language
interpreter – because one of the oldest
daughters interpreted in ASL for the family!
We do not see BSL interpreting in American
TV sitcoms.

 

— two competing deaf-themes on British TV

going on right now are two competing
British sitcoms with these deaf-themes.
One is the EastEnders character, shown
as deaf in one ear, in danger of
becoming deaf in another ear. The
Second one is Coronation Street parents
Gemma and Chesney, upset over their new
baby born deaf – and quickly making a
CI decision plus some willingness
to learn signs. Two competing
deaf-themes on USA sitcoms? No way,
as American TV producers won’t go
for it.

 

 

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