DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 2, 2016
— one state follows another state
It was not too long ago that Hawaii became the first
state to have this Open Captions movie law. Very
possibly Rhode Island will become the second state.
There is a bill that requires movie theaters to
show open captions at least twice a week per movie.
Introducing the bill is Rep. Arthur Handy. Why is
he so interested in that bill? He is a Coda and he
saw for himselves how much his deaf parents
struggled with the heavy captioning equipment at
movie theaters! A picture is at:
— nfl draft was not perfect
Fans of pro football were hooked to the NFL draft
that was shown on TV for three days over this past
weekend. Only one thing ruined the televised
draft – On Saturday, the last day of the draft,
the program began at noon – a football person
was speaking on the program – without captions!
This went on for about 5-10 minutes then
captions suddenly appeared. Did an engineer
fall asleep and forgot to turn on captions?
Complain to FCC? Forget it!
— involving a deaf child in a hearing business
Many business owners do not involve their deaf
children with the business operations, thinking
the deaf cannot do it. It is different with
La Bonita, the tortilla making business owned
by a husband and a wife. It is popular in
Kern County where they have several big
accounts with supermarkets. They have a
deaf daughter, currently in high school.
Instead of keeping her out of business
operations, they involve her. She attends
business meetings where vendors see for
themselves how she helps out with the
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— hotel, deaf-owned, best in world
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