2017/05/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 23, 2017

 
— winner of deaf chef vs deaf culinary arts teacher

Celebrity deaf chef Kurt Ramborger challenged deaf culinary
arts teacher Curtis Hayward (American School for the Deaf,
West Hartford) in a big cooking event. Who won? Said Jeff Bravin,
the school Executive Director:

It was a great competition! They had to prepare appetizer
and dinner. Curt Hayward won by a couple of points.
It was fun hosting that competition and hope more will be
done in the future!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/winner-deaf-chef-vs-deaf-chef/

 

— hosting ASL classes

Across USA many busineses host ASL classes.
It is not free for these businesses.I costs
approximatly $350-400 for ASL instructor
and interpreter fees. When we read of
announements of these ASL classes, we thank
these businesses for hosting these classes
even when they pay out of their pockets!

 

— deaf unfriendly cars

Many deaf drivers do not realize that if
you forget to turn off the engine while
getting out of the car, your car key fob
will sound an alert. A hearing driver will
hear the alert and go back to the car to turn
off the engine. Not so with deaf drivers.

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf forced big change in contract bridge rules
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 22, 2017

 

— these scary old oral school days

Many deaf people attended oral schools years way
back. For some of them, the classroom experience
have been pleasant (especially when teachers
looked the other way while their students were
signing). Unfortunately for others, it was
unpleasant. ASL teacher Rick Zimmer (Red River
College in Canada, he was hit hard on the
hand by a ruler each time he was caught using
ASL on the sly. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hit-on-the-hand-with-a-ruler-for-using-asl/

 

— deaf engineers at NASA

From time to time we read of deaf engineers working
at high level positions within the NASA. This space
agency has nearly 17.500 employees working at different
field centers. The latest deaf engineer that surfaced
in the newspapers is Johanna Lucht, who works out of
the Langley Research Center in Virginia. While we
do not have deaf astronauts, just yet, we know we
have a support staff of these deaf engineers.

 

— comment from hearing actress in a deaf role

Deaf people that love movies have already hated
Julianne Moore for playing a deaf role (and
stealing a job from a deaf actress). Moore,
sensitive to these negative comments, said:

I prepared for Wonderstruck by studying ASL,
reading books and watching movies on deaf culture,
and attending a deaf poetry. Yet there were still
some aspects of deaf culture that I know nothing

It was Marlee Matlin that said, years ago, that
all actors should be able to play any roles!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a rarity, deaf heavy equipment operator
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/21/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 19, 2017

— a puzzling claim by South Africa

A newspaper in South Africa said that Magteld Smith,
a deaf woman, is the world’s only deaf medical researcher.
Only? Not true – we have had, over the years, deaf
researchers in the medical field. In the past there
were deaf magazines (especially Silent Worker and
Deaf American) that ran few stories on these deaf
medical researchers. A picture of a current medical
researcher that is deaf is at:

http://deafdigest.com/a-deaf-man-and-his-deaf-car/

 

 

— driving while using deaf devices

Pennsylvania announced a crackdown on drivers that
text while driving. The announcement also said:

prohibited use of hearing impairment devices

Hearing impairment devices? Guess that means
texting while driving and also using Facetime
with ASL while driving. What this means if you
need to text or to Facetime, then pull over.

 

 

— a big shock: Indiana says they can discriminate

A deaf man filed a lawsuit against the state of
Indiana for discrimination by refusing to give
him an interpreter in a court case. The judge
ruled against Indiana. The state appealed;
the state deputy attorney general said his
state may discriminate in some court
services. So shocking and so disappointing
for the state to consider the deaf as
Second Class citizens, subject to
discrimination.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— self-taught deaf astronomer, won honors
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 18, 2017

 

— dumbest question asked of a deaf woman

From a posting on the internet, a deaf woman
said she was asked by a hearing person:

How do deaf women have babies?

a picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/dumbest-question/

 

— twisted economics

An African economist said that nations with
low national income have the highest
number of deaf children. Not sure why he
said that – rich families can have deaf
children as well as low income families!

 

— half silent, half talkie movie with captions

Shown on TV recently was “Weary River” produced
in 1929. At that time silent films were going out
and talkie films were coming in. To bridge both
generations, this film was half-silent and half-talkie.
Shown on TV was this modified film with captions
thrown in with these silents captions! In other
words, for each scene, one can see captions and
then see the silents captions. Rather unusual.

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf chef in government palace
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 17, 2017

 
— bigger movie seats in some movie theaters

In some nations, certain movie houses have big and comfortable
seats, at extra charge, reserved for large people. This is not
good news for deaf people sitting behind them and trying to
watch captions. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.net/large-man-blocking-movie-captions/

 

— unusual method of a deaf aircraft mechanic

Deaf mechanics feel the vibrations with their
hands. But for one deaf mechanic in an aircraft
factory in Pasco, Washington, he feels the
vibrations with his chest. Rather unusual but
the boss is happy with the deaf mechanic’s
work performance.

 

— newspaper headline we hate

A newspaper headline said:

deafness never holds back a basketball player

Hold back? Deaf people can do anything except to
hear, so why is the newspaper reporter saying
deafness does not hold him back?

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— gesture misunderstandings in hotel
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 16, 2017

— a possible Bad Deaf Law on text to voice

We are having devices that can translate text
to voice, and voice to taxt to allow the
deaf and the hearing to communicate with
each other. Yet, in Europe, there is one
fear – that these devices are illegal
unless both hearing and the deaf give
their permission to have their comments
translated for each other! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bad-deaf-law/

 

— world’s best deaf movie to be shown again

There is an event coming up on June 3, 2017 –
Stars on Laverna Avenue: Love is Never Silent.
The movie – Love is Never Silent was shown
on TV in 1985, and to this day, it continues
as the best deaf movie ever – a classic!
This event is hosted by the Greater Los Angeles
Agency on Deafness (GLAD).

 

— a survey that looks funny

A survey was conducted by a British agency
serving the deaf – asking 2,000 deaf people –
if sign language should be taught in schools.
Almost all of these people said yes. The
responses would be different if oral and
proud deaf people are asked, and also
different if hearing people were asked.
This is why this survey looks funny.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— handcuffed deaf man lost his case
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/