2018/09/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 18, 2018

 

— Deaf contestant on The Price is Right TV show

Caitlin Cunningham, who is deaf, will be participating
on The Price is Right TV show. DeafDigest is not sure
of the exact date but is told it may be on
October 19th.

 

— an app for world-wide deaf travelers

Many deaf people love to travel. Gabriel Schlieve
has come up with an app – The Rebel Traveler’s
Guide. He said this app is good for the deaf
and disabled travelers.

 

— be careful when wearing a hearing aid in the woods

A deaf woman lost her hearing aid while walking through
the woods. A low flying bird swooped over her and pulled
the hearing aid from her ear and flew away. This deaf
woman is very upset about losing an expensive hearing aid!

 

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Deaf President Now was not deaf people’s first mass protest
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/16/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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2018/09/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 17, 2018

 

— national law against mocking the deaf

It is unfortunate that some hearing people
mock the deaf. In the Philippines, there is
a law – Republic Act No. 9442 which makes
it a violation to mock the deaf. Not sure
if our ADA covers the “mocking” of the
deaf, but it is a violation in the
Philippines. This subject was the focus
of a web posting today.

 

— Texas deaf students may never know about Helen Keller

Helen Keller is the world’s most famous deaf-blind
person. DeafDigest is worried that deaf students
in the state of Texas may never have heard of her.
Reason is that Texas Education board members approved
removing Helen Keller from the school teaching
agenda. Why?

 

— an ugly incident at a small town restaurant

A restaurant is popular in one small town. There are
always long lines at this walk-in, no-reservations
restaurant. A deaf couple was in front of the
long line, expecting the restaurant manager to
lead them to the next available table. The manager
totally ignored the deaf couple and asked the
couple behind them to come into the restaurant.
When the deaf couple made an ugly scene, the
manager apologized and led them to another
table with a handwritten note that said
“the couple behind you made reservations.”
Yet, the restaurant had a sign that said
“no reservations” meaning the manager was
not telling the truth!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— unavailable interpreter at sales presentation
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/16/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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2018/09/14

— Rock Star interpreter not on TV

Jason Hurdich, a Certified Deaf Interpreter,
was a sensation in South Carolina; hearing
people watching him interpret governor’s
speeches, called him the Rock Star Interpreter.
But Jason was not on TV during recent news
coverage on the hurricane and some people
thought he just stopped interpreting. He did
not disappear, but was busy teaching ASL at
Clemson University. Oh, by the way, interpreters
are never Rock Stars; they are certified
professionals whose duty is effective
interpreting.

 

— These Deaf Super Heroes

A movie – Sign Gene, features Deaf Super
Heroes – meaning Deaf Superman, Deaf Wonderwoman,
Deaf Batman, etc. Six languages are shown in
the film – ASL, Japanese SL, Italian SL as well
as English, Japanese and Italian. It is said
that when one watches the movie, one would think
it is Deaf James Bond.

 

— bad reason for no interpreter

A deaf prisoner needed an interpreter. The prison
official refused to give him an interpeter,
insisting that written notes will do. Why
did the official refuse an interpeter. He said:

too much of a hassle to get an interpreter

This is the reason why a law suit is going on
right now.

 

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Prison officer, friend of deaf, lost his job
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/09/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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2018/09/13

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 13, 2018

 

— big irony at a college

Barnard College, part of the Columbia University complex
in New York, was named after Frederick Barnard. He was
deaf and for a short time in his long career, taught
at American School for the Deaf and the New York
School for the Deaf before becoming the president
at Colunmbia University. The irony is that Barnard
College right now has problems with the Office
of Disability Services. For that reason, a
deaf student was not able to get accommodations
she needed!

 

— major league baseball: ears or eyes

There was a story about major league baseball players
depending on their ears to follow the ball in action.
Our deaf baseball players depend on their eyes. We’ve
had these three famous deaf major league players –
Dummy Hoy, Dummy Taylor and Curtis Pride – plus many
deaf players have played in the minor leagues.
So when hearing people say “ears” we say “eyes”

 

— captioning frustrations at a small town theater

An angry deaf movie-goer wrote a letter to a newspaper
editor, expressing her frustation with movie captions.
The manager of a multi-screen movie theater in a
small town (population 7,000) promised her that
captioning devices would be available soon. But
when she picked up the device, the screen was blank.
The manager explained that not all movies had this
captioning capability! Yet when she went to the
theater several times recently, the device continued
to be blank. She felt that the manager did not really
know how to turn on the device and gave this
“movie not designed for captions” excuse.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— elected deaf public officials
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/09/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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2018/09/12

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 12, 2018

 

— public anger forced ICE to change its mind

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ordered a
deaf man, who was living in USA for 34 years, to be deported
to Nigeria. He came to USA on a student visa to attend
a deaf school, and never went back home. He never
applied for a green card. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus
and the deaf activists screamed at ICE loud and hard.
ICE changed its mind; said the deaf man can “voluntarily”
return to his home nation. Chances are about 99.9
percent he will stay in USA.

 

— job description for bartenders

How many bars have this job description
for bartenders – that they must know how to
turn on TV captions upon request by deaf
patrons? Some TV sets and some remotes
are easy to turn on captions. Some TV
sets and some remotes very difficult to
turn on captions (but can be done). Plus
they cannot refuse requests to turn on
captions.

 

— instructions on captions or subtitles confusing

Deaf people know what is captions? Deaf people
also know what is subtitles? Anyway, on one
Japanese DVD, there are two options – English
or Japanese. If English is selected, the
Japanese language will be subtitled. But
if one selects Japanese, it will be captioned.
Normally it is the other way around, hence
the confusion!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a shoulder tap
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/09/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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