2021/09/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 30, 2021

— watchdogs and the deaf

Just about everyday we read of new ADA-related lawsuits
filed by deaf litigants. One word caught the attention
of DeafDigest editor – watchdogs. Do these watchdogs
catch these ADA violations? Or does EEOC itself function
as a watchdog on behalf of the deaf? DeafDigest editor
does not know how this works.

 

— fired for discovering that $200 million was missing

In California, state auditor Alice Stebbins, not
deaf and a career auditor and budget analyst, lost
her job. She discovered that $200 million were
missing. That money was for state’s Public Utility
Commission, earmarked for deaf, blind and poor residents.
She would have kept her job if she kept her mouth shut!

Shame on California.

 

— shouting no ears, or shouting me deaf

A deaf man, stopped by police, shouted “no
ears” in an effort to tell them he was deaf.
“No ears” may mean he lacks real ears and the
cops may think it is that way. Would it have helped
if he shouted “me deaf” several times until the
cops realize his actual deafness?

 

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2021/09/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 29, 2021

— a nightmare at a residence for low-income disabled tenants

A residential building in New York City for
low-income disabled tenants is a nightmare.
Elevators break down too often. Emergency
buttons do not work, and deaf tenants cannot
scream for help. A resident said:

it is a deaf building and everyone is deaf;
no one hears these screams and ask for
assistance

 

— 62 complaints

Ofcom is a British agency, just about doing the
same thing as our own FCC. It got 62 complaints, but
nothing to do with communication issues – just about
the way the script was written up for the “Coronation
Street” – a popular soap opera. The script revolved
around a mother of a deaf child, being pushed into
a CI for that child. The mother refuses and is forced
to hide herself for that reason. These complaints
all bark up the wrong tree; these complaints should
go to the script-writing staff.

 

— an unethical doctor

A doctor has been friends with one person, who fell
down the steps in an accident. They agreed on a
prank – to convince the wife that her husband
became deaf because of that fall. The wife
believed it and for years she communicated with
him through notes and gestures. She eventually
found out the husband was faking his deafness!
For that reason, she filed for divorce. The doctor
admitted that it was all a medical prank that they
never shared with the wife for years!

Unethical doctor? Yes!

 

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2021/09/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 28, 2021

— employer promises deaf employees better quality jobs

Employers say they hire the deaf but basically it is
dead-end, no-opportunity, low pay jobs. One employer is
different; a tire factory said they will continue
to improve the quality of the jobs offered to the
deaf and the disabled. This is the first
DeafDigest editor has read about it! And it is
great.

 

— Could a deaf person dance to the music?

Of course, it is a silly question because deaf people
love to dance.

Yet, there was a question from a dance instructor:
How can I do this for those with hearing impairments?

We’ve had professional dancers that were deaf. One of
them was Sam Edwards who gave a TV performance of his
dancing skills during the seventies.

 

— brutal police officer “punished”

There was a story today that a brutal police
officer was “punished” by breaking his own
leg while beating up a deaf man during a routine
arrest. And that he claimed the defenseless
deaf man “broke” his leg! He is facing a
lawsuit over this violent incident.

 

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2021/09/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 27, 2021

— never to do with a deaf person

A newspaper article listed eight different
things never to do with a deaf person.
Two examples are – never talk directly to
the interpreter and never show pity. The
question is – even if hearing people attend
workshops on how to deal with the deaf,
will they remember? DeafDigest editor is
not sure as bad habits are hard to break!

 

— impossible job or possible job

Dave McOmie, who is hard of hearing, but
would not describe the extent of his
hearing loss (really deaf or really
hard of hearing) is a professional
safe cracker. He is considered to be
the best and he travels everywhere to
open “impossible to open” vaults and
safes! Does he listen for clicks?
He wouldn’t say – trade secrets!

 

— hearing person with no pity learns a lesson

A powerful businessman, who was rude
to the deaf and disabled, has learned a
lesson. His newly born son was found to
be deaf. He went to a supermarket to
some shopping and needed to go to the
bathroom. The cashier, who was
deaf, could not understand him and
asked another employee to help her out.
He admitted it was a painful lesson
for him.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

The deaf cast members of the CODA show made sure every
single sign was correct. Hard to believe because it would
result in constant interruptions of the show, much to the
annoyance of these cast members!

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In the hospitality business, the hottest issue right
now is website accessibility. For the deaf, this means
captions and sign language.

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During an earthquake in Australia, a deaf resident
of an apartment, was not looked after by the neighbors

She aaid – that left me kind of forgotten

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There is a movement in some nations (not USA)
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International Day of Sign Languages mission.

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Again, Walmart will fight all disability lawsuits.

This one involves using a job coach as a disability
accommodation. Walmart would not make that accommodation
and EEOC is fighting to use that coach for a deaf
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Coda NOT THE SAME AS coda
What is Coda? What is coda? Same thing – children
of deaf adults? Not really.
Coda is the national Coda organization; coda is
children of deaf adults.
So, please be careful if one spells Coda and coda!

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HEARING ELECTED OFFICIALS AND DEAF ELECTED OFFICIALS
For many years we have deaf individuals that won
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But many elected deaf officials lose when they
run again.
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