2020/11/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 27, 2020

— Bad TV sitcom script; deaf-hearing date

According to a bad “The Big Bang Theory” script,
Raj, who knew no sign language, asked out a
deaf woman on a date. In hopes of making
communications easier, he asked a third person
to come on the date as the “interpreter” despite
not really knowing sign language at all. Raj
could have simply brought with him a notepad
and a pen to communicate with the deaf date.

 

— people start to notice something missing

Nowadays, people, both deaf and hearing, are
noticing something – that they had not noticed
in the past – a missing interpreter, especially
during Covid-19 press conferences. Possibly
the past missing White House interpreter started
people to notice this thing! Yes, the White
House finally had an interpreter at its
latest conference.

 

— a wedding forced to be postponed

An interpreter planned to get married one
day. That wedding was postponed – because
of a last minute interpreting assignment.
It was her second postponement for that
same reason. Fortunately she finally
got married later on, on her third
and successful attempt.

 

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2020/11/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 26, 2020

— tall stage tables (lecterns) maybe not deaf friendly

According to New Horzions (the magazine published
by Deaf Seniors of America) deaf ASL speakers
using lecterns (tall stage tables) may not be
deaf-friendly. These lecterns may prevent
deaf in audience from seeing clearly these
ASL signs. Board member Renwick Dayton came
up with a solution, using his carpentry skills
to make new lecterns much more deaf friendly.
Thank you, Dayton!

 

— Minneapolis tells cops to be “aware”

Minneapolis has allowed cops to enter a house
without knocking on the door if they suspect
criminals trying to hide themselves. What
about deaf occupants of a house that the cops
are trying to enter? The city says that
the police should be “mindful” that the occupants
may be deaf and cannot hear the knocks. Scary?
Very much so. Cops may not realize deaf homes
may have door flashing buttons and may overlook
it or older dogs that may not respond to knocks!

 

— CI abuse or not a CI abuse

Is it CI abuse if a deaf child is forced to use this
device even if the processor causes pain? This is
what a newspaper story today said!

 

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2020/11/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 25, 2020

— state requires police officers to pass exam about the deaf

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement requires all
police officers to take and pass an exam about the
deaf. If they do not pass, they cannot get peace
officer license!

 

— deaf engineer oversees manufacturing of a military ship

Tony Madalena, who is deaf, is the director of operations
of a ship building factory which is manufacturing a
secret military ship. His job is to see that the
manufacturing steps are going smoothly on a day to
day basis. He was profiled today in a big story.

 

— Mozzeria is not dead

Mozzeria is not dead even though its San Franciso
restaurant closed up, as mentioned a couple of
times in DeafDigest. There is a Mozzeria food
truck that sells exactly the same types of pizza
that the restaurant used to serve. Operating
a brick and mortar restaurant is completely
different from operating a food truck – worrying
about parking spots, worrying about the health
of the engine, worrying about the weather,
worrying about the traffic gridlock, etc, etc.

 

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2020/11/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 24, 2020

— hearing people badly need video call captions

It is not just the deaf that badly need video
call captions. It is also the hearing – for
the reason that audio may be bad or audio-only
headphones are not available or that the videos
are made in a noisy environment. So, video captions
is a win-win for both the deaf and the hearing!

 

— Yes, we have ADA but there is a problem

Covid-19 has forced applicants to apply for
jobs on-line. A deaf applicant said she has
to put down the word – deaf – on all on-line
applications so that voice-only interviews
cannot be conducted. As a result, she has not
received a single phone call. How will
ADA attorneys deal with it – another series
of lawsuits!

 

— Deaf Ear in Wisconsin

There is a store in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, called
the Deaf Ear. Deafness? No, this store sells
musical records (VHS tapes to vinyl records
and others). Why the Deaf Ear? Is it because
loud music may make music-lovers deaf?

 

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2020/11/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 23, 2020

— first time ever deaf contestant

Abigail Heringer, who is deaf, will appear on
The Bachelor TV program. A resident of Portland,
OR, she is employed by an ad agency.

 

— a reason for shortage of see-through masks

There is a serious shortage of see-through masks,
which would have benefitted the deaf. Reason is
lack of factory workers with these needle-and-thread
skills!

 

— Deaf Turkey at Jennie-O Turkey Store

Many people need help and advice in preparing
turkeys for Thanksgiving. The Jennie-O Turkey Store
has a hotline (1-800-TURKEYS) for those that
need help. Deaf Turkey? Yes, Hadassah Patterson,
who is deaf, is a chef and knows sign language.
Deaf people can contact her for help – but an
appointment must be set up in advance. What is
the procedure to set up this sign language
appointment? Do not know since the announcement
wasn’t too clear about it.

 

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