2018/07/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 17, 2018

 

— low cost or high cost captioning devices

For theaters, the cost of closed captioning devices
range from $400 to $7,500. The $400.00 cost is cheap,
affordable by many movie theaters – but it comes with
a big risk. Angry deaf patrons will be upset at poor
quality of these cheap devices. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/these-captioning-bloopers/

 

— one of 51 most amazing museums

Edsmart is an organization that promotes the
best in what American universities have to
offer. It ranked Gallaudet’s museum as
one of the 51 Most Astounding University
Museums. This is the biggest honor that any
university museum could ever hope to achieve.

 

— gaming developers don’t help the deaf

Many deaf people love to play video games with their
computers. Many of these games are not well-
captioned. An advisor with these video games
said “Developers often fail their deaf players”
and said the reason is that they feel
captioning is too complicated for them to develop.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— the W letter challenge
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/15/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/07/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 16, 2018

— deaf actress in a Fake Hearing role

A twist! We have complained about fake-deaf hearing
actors playing deaf roles. And now this – we have
a fake-hearing actress playing a hearing role!
It is Lauren Ridloff, a deaf actress, who is playing
Connie, a hearing character in the “Walking Dead”
TV series. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/a-fake-hearing-actress/

 

— old fashioned TTY machines still being used

Who uses the old fashioned TTY machines? These machines
are obsolete because of emails, tweets, facebooks,
facetime, video chats, etc. Well, DeafDigest just
learned that deaf people of western Nebraska still
use their TTY machines. Reason is lack of towers
necessary for internet services!

 

— deaf to hear flashing lights not sounds?

Deaf people in the future to hear flashing lights
instead of sounds? Well, a team of scientists
from Germany is working on a CI that will hear
flashing lights instead of hearing sounds.
Not sure how it works but it was published
in a medical science magazine.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf superintendent of golf course
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/15/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

— opportunities for deaf writer, content editor and
international signs signer

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/jobs/jobs1-2/

and scroll down until you see
Opportunities at H3 World TV

 

2018/07/13

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 13, 2018

 

— a cruel Costco manager

A Costco manager just did not want to supervise
a deaf employee, deciding to give that employee
hard time. He would mumble, making lipreading
impossible; he would also cover his mouth
again. When the employee asked for an interpreter,
he said no. When the employee asked to write
notes, he refused. The biggest mystery is
that the Costco headquarters knew about that
manager but said “hands off”

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/impossible-lipreading/

 

— closed captions best for hearing people

many hearing people hate closed captions.
A web graphics consultant said closed captions
are the best for hearing people – because sometimes
the person’s moth moves but really says nothing.
Hearing people hear nothing, but for the deaf,
closed captions show up from that quiet moving
hearing mouth! Hard to believe.

 

— trucking company says no to deaf with commercial license

Werner Enterprises Inc, a trucking company in Omaha,
would not hire a deaf truck driver, tellng him the
company just does not hire deaf people. The
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the
trucking company.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf postmaster in a post office
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/07/12

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 12, 2018

 

— not just Neflix is guilty

when captioned words are left out, people blame
Netflix. People forget that Amazon, Hulu, Vue,
Sling Orange, Crackle, Twitch, Vevo and other
streaming providers also leave out certain
words. Netflix is the biggest one and so
easy to get these blames. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/words-for-hearing-not-for-deaf/

 

— many do not sign up for the State notification system

During emergencies (fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods,
etc) the first responders look at the notification
system to know which victims are deaf, as well as with
those of other disabilities. Does it always work?
In one apartment unit, everyone knows that one
resident is deaf, yet during emergencies, the
first responders are the last to know about it!

 

— told deaf cannot become doctors

There are some deaf students interested in
becoming doctors. Almost all of them are
told they cannot become doctors because of
their deafness. And many of them would
not listen to doubts and eventually
enroll at medical schools, pass their
medical board exams and become doctors.
One deaf woman Jiang Mengnan wanted to
become a doctor but gave up after so
much resistance. Instead she switched
to pharmacy and is now studying for her
doctorate in pharmacology. It is not
in USA but in China.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— unpleasant incident at an oral deaf school
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

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2018/07/11

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 11, 2018

 

— these useless 911 texts

There was a story that if deaf people live in the
mountains, then some of their 911 texts may be
useless. This is a problem during emergencies.
For some reason these high tech innovations do
not always work in the mountains. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sending-texts-through-mountains/

 

— always unpredictable reactions from hearing people

When a deaf person informs a hearing person of his
deafness, then the reaction is always unpredictable.
Some will run away; some will freeze up, unable to
respond; some will show nervousness, in case of
one bar tender, dropping the glass and spilling
the bottle to the floor. Most would nod and try to
deal with the deaf person, but for some others,
their reactions are bizarre.

 

— the luck of the volunteer fireman

Sean Kearney, not deaf, is a volunteer firefighter
in Southington, Connecticut. He and his crew were
responding to an automobile accident. One of
those hurt in the accident was a deaf woman.
Kearney suddenly used his ASL to communicate
with her and was able to explain her injuries
with the hospital staff. Kearney knew sign
language because his brother was deaf!

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— the NASA and the CI
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

— Check out the new post about how trauma can change you
on HealthBridges

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

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and social service resources for Deaf, DeafBlind and
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Happy Summer 🙂
The HealthBridges Team