2019/11/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 21, 2019

— deaf person appointed to president’s advisory council

Angkie Yudistia, who is deaf, was appointed to the
president’s advisory council, to give advice on
the needs of the deaf. No, not the White House
but the president’s council in Indonesia.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was the one that
appointed the deaf leader.

 

— The Silent Network now available via fast internet connection

The widely praised Silent Network has made all of its
programs available through fast internet connection.
This announcement was made recently and those that
want to watch Silent Network programs would need to
click on: http://deafdigest.com and again click on
the Silent Network banner ad on the right side.

 

— ASL deaf actor plays two hearing roles in one play

“To Kill A Mockingbird” is one of the world’s most
famous stories, shown both in theatrical plays and
in a movie. Russell Harvard, who is deaf and uses
ASL, won two coveted roles in this Broadway
play revival, as Boo Radley and as Link Deas.
He is hoping it is the springboard to bigger
acting roles.

 

 

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2019/11/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 20, 2019

— gene-editing groups need to reach agreement

How worried is the health and science groups
are about deaf-gene editing? The World Health Organization
and the Science Academy groups need to get together
to establish principles and guidelines regarding
editing of genes. And, yet, this won’t stop
dishonest scientists from doing unathorized
work on gene editing. This was a newspaper
story today.

 

— being a deaf coffee barista is not easy

In a newspaper interview a deaf barista said he
handles about 100 coffee orders per day –
each order with these different combinations.
Some are simple; some are complicated. In
due time he has developed his own tricks to
know which customers want which coffee
combination. With difficult customers that
demand difficult coffee combinations he would
just grab a nearby hearing barista to help.
He said he loves his job despite occasional
difficulties.

 

— problems with text to 911

The Beltrami County (Minnesota) emergency management
services reviewed its Text-to-911 service and said
that while it has been a success, there are still
problems. Three examples are:

additional time with text as opposed to voice

cannot ask multiple questions; must ask one question at a time

dispatchers cannot hear the background (gun shots, screaming voices, etc)

 

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2019/11/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 19, 2019

— kicking a deaf person out of a store

There was a story about a deaf woman being
kicked out of a store; they said she was
being a troublemaker. She said she was
only questioning the prices of stuff she
wanted to buy. Who is telling the truth?

 

 

— 4th deaf store in world

Starbucks has opened its’ fourth deaf store in the
world. The list of these deaf stores is:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Washington D.C.
Guangzhou, China
Penang, Malaysia

Why just one store in USA? Do not know.

 

— VR sign language

Is there such a thing as a VR sign language? VR
stands for Virtual Reality, not Video Relay.
Well, there is talk that deaf gamers can
communicate with hearing gamers through
Video Reality sign language. Really?

 

 

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2019/11/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 18, 2019

— Netflix features Coda Prince’s mother

Prince Philip does not have a good reputation
for he is well known for his senseless joking
and wisecracking. But his mother Princess Alice
of Battenberg was deaf. She had her own personal
issues. Netflix will be showing the story in
Season 3 of The Crown. Keep in mind the mother
certainly knew no sign language, growing up
in Greece.

 

— emergency drills fail the deaf

New Jersey Transit recently had an emergency drill,
and asked for several deaf volunteers to participate.
They said New Jersey Transit failed the deaf in
these drills! As a result, the New Jersey Transit
is now trying to revise their drills to make sure
deaf people (volunteers) know what is going on.
This is not a surprise. The deaf know better, than
these hearing emergency people on what is the best
way to notify them.

 

— China finally frees a Coda

This past June, Guthrie McLean, a Coda, was visiting
his deaf mother, Jennifer McLean, who was a teacher
in China. The mother got into a fare argument with a
taxi driver and he roughed her up. The son rushed into
mother’s defense and injured him. The police authorities
in Zhengzhou arrested him and had him detained since then.
It took tense back and forth diplomatic negotiations
between the American embassy and the Chinese authorities
before he was just finally released and allowed
to go home.

 

 

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