2017/11/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 20, 2017

— interesting wall in a restaurant

A restaurant has an interesting wall, and it
is deaf-related. Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/restaurant-wall/

 

— deaf prisoner’s sentence reduced for a reason

A deaf prisoner’s sentence was reduced by a
judge for a reason. The TV shown in prison
cells is not captioned. Fellow prisoners
do not know sign language. For these
reasons, the judge granted the deaf prisoner’s
request. It is not in USA, and so, ADA regulations
do not apply!

 

— deaf photographer’s comment

A deaf photographer made this comment:

Not many deaf people are able to learn photography
because of the communication issues

Well, several deaf photographers have told
DeafDigest editor that they were self-taught.
Another deaf photographer said taking pictures
is just a matter of thinking when the big
scene is coming up soon. One of these
self-taught photographers has had his
pictures bought by big national magazines.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— champion world deaf traveler
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 17, 2017

 

— talking behind deaf teacher’s back

A hearing student taking college ASL classes was upset.
He said that some mean-spirited ASL students were
taking advantage of the teacher’s deafness to sneak
up behind and make bad comments. The class would laugh
and the deaf teacher had no idea what was going on.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/behind-back-of-deaf-teacher/

 

— seven basic signs

These seven basic signs – excuse me, yes, no, great,
okay, thank you and sorry are taught hearing patrons
at deaf-run restaurants in Asia. This is what one
restaurant owner explained in an interview.

 

— a web audit would save ADA headaches

A web site consultant said that many web sites
are being designed and built – without an
audit – to see if their videos are captioned
or not. These web designers think their sites
are ADA-compliant, but have never thought of
or considered an audit!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— craters named after the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 16, 2017

— hackers “learning” ASL

A big story in today’s newspapers is that hackers can
spy on videos through wireless routers. It is scary.
What if hackers learn ASL just by watching two
deaf people video-chatting? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hackers-learning-asl/

 

— Memphis police say deaf house is a hazard

People get angry when Memphis police dispatchers
would notify police officers if a deaf home
is hazardous. The City of Memphis said it
is a normal procedure. Peace-loving deaf
being hazardous? No way!

 

— Texas to change name of a Confederate deaf school

After the Civil War, Zachary Taylor Fulmore, who
fought for the Confederates, established a
deaf school – Texas State School for Colored Blind
and Deaf. That school has since then been
merged with Texas School for the Deaf – but
anyway, the state wants to change the old building
name to remove any connection to the Confederates.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

11/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 15, 2017

— football players and fans see the same deaf face

A 150-foot mural of a deaf man towers over the
Everbank Field, the stadium where the Jacksonville
Jaguars play. Each time the players and the fans
enter the stadium, they cannot miss the mural.
The deaf face is Connell Crooms, an activist
who was brutally beaten up by the police earlier
this year. Incidentally, one of the Jaguars
players is a Coda – Marquise Lee. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mural-overseeing-football-stadium/

 

— shocking tale of a deaf singer

Mandy Harvey, who is late-deafened and knows no sign
language, is a talented singer that reached the
America’s Got Talented finals. Instead of praising
her, some anti-oral deaf people threatened her
with death for not advocating ASL. This is sad
because we should always respect diversity no
matter what.

 

— an insult to hard-working deaf employees

A historian, specializing in rights of the deaf and
the disabled, researched these early 20th century
years and discovered an insult. Many deaf people
were employed but were described by employers
and legislators as – unproductive citizens!
An insult big time.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— best deaf poker player
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/14

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 14, 2017

— corporate leader in hiring the deaf

A historian just learned that Ford Motor Company,
many years ago, was probably just the only big
corporation to hire deaf employees for factory work.
Het said that other corporations did not hire the
deaf as much as Ford did. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hiring-the-deaf/

 

— an unwanted deaf political connection

Roy Moore is in trouble, being in front page news.
It was just learned that one of his accusers is an
interpreter. She interpreted for Hillary Clinton
in her presidential campaign last year! A deaf
connection that we do not want.

 

— wife embarrasses husband

A long-time thief was caught by police. He
then faked his deafness, pretending not to
understand what the police was saying.
The police then asked his wife to come over
to the police station. She immediately
identified the thief as her husband, saying
he was never deaf in the first place.

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf at ticket windows
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/13

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 13, 2017

 

— big reasons for interpreters during medical appointments

A medical appointment is a nightmare as it is confusing.
A deaf person must make an appointment. Then see the
receptionist. And then discuss with the nurse.
And then the doctor comes in. He gives you a
prescription. You don’t understand the prescription
that the pharmacist must explain, etc, etc, etc.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/confusion-at-medical-clinic/

 

— researcher says balloons can help the deaf

He said that balloons can feel the vibrations,
helping the deaf to follow music. What if the
balloon bursts and becomes useless?

 

— a mixed-up Hollywood

Is Hollywood confusing itself? Hollywood is saying they
make movies that treat deaf characters as normal human
beings instead of being pitied for their deafness.
Great – but why is Hollywood continuing to cast
fake-deaf actors for deaf roles? Possibly
Hollywood is all mixed up.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf people, true or false
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/10

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 10, 2017

— a newspaper story insults deaf, big time!

Part of a newspaper story said:

a former umbrella repairman was deaf, despite his
oversized ears

An insult? Yes. There are hearing people with
big ears; there are deaf people with big ears.
Size of ears has nothing to do with being
deaf or not! That story was printed – way
back in 1917 by an Australian newspaper.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/half-human-with-big-ears/

 

— sign language glove said to be useless

There are many sign language glove prototypes
designed by engineers. Useful or useless?
Many deaf people say the gloves are invented
because hearing people think it is the best
way for the deaf. And deaf people don’t like
to use it. This story was run in The Atlantic.

 

— cruise ship won’t accept two deaf people

Two deaf people, from Wales, wanted to take a
cruise, but were refused admittance by the
Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Keep in mind
Great Britain, in which Wales is part of,
does not have ADA. This ADA requires
American cruise boats, on American waters,
to provide accommodations.

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— video relay abuse by hearing
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/05/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

— The Silent Network has re-launched

The Silent Network, the nation’s first national
television network, geared to deaf and hard of
hearing viewers, has re-launched as an Over-The-Top
(OTT) television service.

To read the press release:
http://deafdigest.com/the-silent-network-is-re-launched/

2017/11/09

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 9, 2017

 

— TV’s first open captioned program

Open captions is not the same as closed captions.
Hearing people, that hate captions, can turn it
off (and make deaf people angry). Open captions
cannot be turned off. Anyway, the very first
open captioned TV program was Julia Child’s
The French Chef – way back in 1973. This
story was brought up today in web news.
Because hearing people hated open captions,
it forced a slow and long switch to
closed captions. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/first-open-captioned-tv-program/

 

— a double-scam on a deaf person

A fake-interpreter arrived at a deaf person’s
house (first scam). The deaf person was told
he had an appointment at a hospital (second
scam). Deaf person was puzzled because he never
made an appointment. After arriving at the
hospital, the fake interpreter disappeared!
Police is looking into this matter. Nothing
happened to the deaf person, except for his
humilitation. It took place in a big
British city.

 

— a frustrated deaf job placement specialist

A deaf job placement specialist is frustrated.
He went to a business owner, asking him if
he would be willing to hire a deaf person.
The business owner said:

I hired a deaf person in the past and he
wasn’t doing a good job, and I fired him.
For that reason, no more deaf people in
my business!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— downloading movies from web sites
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/05/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/08

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 8, 2017

 

— deaf fraud at a medical school

A physician got into trouble for getting his daughter
admitted to a medical school, saying that she is
deaf. The Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences
(India) had a quota that allowed a limited number of
deaf medical students. It was much easier for her
to get admitted if she was certified as deaf.
When the medical school found out about the
faked deafness, they kicked her out of program.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/fake-deaf-id-card/

 

— a problem with voice to text computers

We read about these voice to text computers
that would help the deaf with communications.
Well, there was a serious issue with these
computers. Background noise will affect
these translations. So, if we want an
accurate translation, it must be made in a
quiet room!

 

— a new bill in Congress may weaken the ADA

There is a new bill in Congress – ADA Education and
Reform Act. The title is misleading; it would
“forgive” businesses that tried for years to
follow the ADA but couldn’t. It is hard to
believe that there are continuing efforts
to weaken the ADA.

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a fact with Dancing With the Stars!
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/05/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/11/07

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 7, 2017

— TV program explains deaf last to know during emergencies

The KRON4 TV station ran a program in Santa Rosa, California
explaining that during emergencies, deaf people are often
the last to know about it. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-last-to-know/

 

— hair stem cells to fix deafness can be VERY risky

A report by a team of researchers at Rutgers University
said that stem cells can help deaf people become
hearing – but with a BIG risk – that it can cause
cancer! This report was printed in the magazine –
Stem Cell Reports.

 

— a real rare deaf restaurant

Deaf restaurants are not rare. It pretty much is
becoming more common in Europe, Asia and Africa
(though not in USA). But it is misleading. These
deaf restaurants have few hearing employees
while most other employees are deaf. Well,
a restaurant in Tanzania is rare – everyone
is deaf – meaning all waiters, waitresses,
chefs, kitchen staff, etc are all deaf.
Telephone calls? None. They use blackboards
to communicate with hearing patrons.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— list of best movies with deaf characters
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/05/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/