2015/09/01

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 1, 2015

 
— Deaf vendor featured in a big Los Angeles hearing party bash

Coming up in Los Angeles is the BBQ + Brew + Musical
parties every Thursday night this month. It features
different vendors that serve their own specialty food and
drinks. One vendor is Deaf Man’s BBQ. The owner and the
BBQ brewer is Rasool. He is deaf. You can see his
BBQ bottles at:
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— learning about deaf from Switched at Birth

Switched at Birth is back. Hearing people that know nothing
about the deaf learn a lot just by watching this program.
An example is thinking deaf can’t drive because of their
deafness. But when the deaf characters on the program
drive cars, then hearing people realize how wrong
their thinking was. Not just driving cars, but many
other things that hearing people think deaf cannot do!

 

 
— long time deaf nurse not allowed to take classes to get promotion

Shirley Parrott-Corpus, who is deaf and is a licensed practical
nurse, wanted to take classes at Terra State Community College
(Ohio) to earn credits to become a Registered Nurse. The
college said no, because of her deafness. As a result, she
has filed a discrimination law suit. The college says
she must hear to become a Registered Nurse whereas
she does not have to hear to continue as a licensed
practical nurse. This is interesting because we have a
number of deaf physicians that treat hearing patients.

 

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 1, 2015 morning

 
— small town hearing people unaware of deaf needs

Danville, Kentucky is a small town, where just about
every other hearing person knows a deaf person –
thanks to the location of Kentucky School for the
Deaf. But these hearing people assume all deaf people
are happy with VRI services at the Boyle County
medical facility. They have been dismissive of the
preference of deaf patients for live interpreters
as oppposed to the VRI. As a result, there are
hurt feelings everywhere in the town!

 

 
— an interesting CI issue in India

more deaf people of India are getting implants –
and this leads to a big issue. Should the CI
people use sign language to communicate with
the non-CI deaf people! It is not an issue
in USA but it is becoming one in India.

 
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2015/08/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 31, 2015

 

 

— a group picture of our Deaf Seniors of America officers

The Deaf Seniors of America convention is over, and with it,
a group picture of our officers. The picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/2015-2017-deaf-seniors-officers-pictures/

 

 
— transgender student is an issue at a deaf school

A transgender student is an issue at a deaf school. There was
a published story of a transgender girl wanting to play
sports at Indiana School for the Deaf, and was told by a
coach that she can’t. Two big issues were brought up –
the locker room and the dormitory!

 

 

 

— a Netflix movie brings up an interesting deaf story

Netflix is featuring a movie – Twin Sisters, that was
actually filmed in 2002, but in which the theme may
be painful for some families, especially deaf families.
Two deaf brothers were born in Germany. The hearing
parents divorced. One stayed in Germany, other moved
to USA. As part of the divorce agreement, one brother
stayed with one German parent and the other with the
USA parent. Both brothers grew up with entirely
different cultures and languages. They stayed in
contact with each other, but had problems adjusting
to each other’s culture when they visited each other.
Painful? Yes.

 

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 31, 2015 morning

 

— the case of deaf child gets murky in India and Pakistan

DeafDigest has mentioned the case of a deaf child from
India and strayed across the Pakistan border and held
there for 14 years before being “returned” to her parents
in India. “Returned”? The case has twists and is getting
murky. Many families are claiming Geeta as their rightful
lost daughter, even some deaf families! And Pakistan
is conducting a court hearing to find out why an agency
has held her for 14 years without trying to locate her
rightful parents in India. And the deaf girl has been
looking at pictures of all “rightful” families and
saying she does not know them!

 
— some Netflix subtitles are being blocked

we have always complained for years that TV captions
block the TV scores of football games or basketball
games. And these captioned people are saying there
was nothing they could do about it. Well, what about
Netflix. The subtitles (and some captions) are being
blocked by the bars at the bottom which show time
remaining and of the volume control. One must use
tricks with the mouse to remove these bars in order
to clearly watch the subtitles and captions!

 

 

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2015/08/30morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 30, 2015 morning

— a rare deaf petition win

most deaf petitions do not win, no matter how many
signatures have been signed. These petitions are often
laughed off and ignored. But one deaf petition did win.
The Los Angeles Unified School District wanted to close
the ASL program at the North Valley Occupational Center.
Nearly 60,000 signatures kept the program open!

 

 

— a nasty hearing attitude about deaf web cam equipment

A deaf employee wanted a deaf web cam equipment at her
desk so that she can make video relay calls. Her request
was turned down; her supervisor said:

We have provided TTY for employees to use; we will not
accept deaf web cam equipment.

It didn’t matter to the hearing supervisor that the
TTY is obsolete, and no one really uses it.

 
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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 28, 2015 morning

 

— winner of 2019 Deaf Seniors of America convention hostship

2015 Deaf Seniors of America convention at Asheville, NC
has ended. Next one up is Houston, TX in 2017. The
rights to host the 2019 convention is Seattle, WA

 

— a doctor told a deaf person he cannot read or write

Brian Moroney, who was quite hyperactive as a deaf kid,
was told by his doctor that he cannot read or write
while growing up. What happened? At the age of 22, he
just graduated from University of Limerick (Ireland),
with a major in Mobile Communications and Security.
DeafDigest hopes he will find a job in the computer
security field – not easy for any deaf to find any
job in Ireland!

 

 

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2015/08/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 28, 2015

— newest picture of a deaf pizza place

The Mozzeria, owned by Melody and Russell Stein,
was honored when its Peking Duck pizza was rated
as one of the 10 best pizzas in the Bay Area by
the Zagat. If you are in the Bay Area, do make
it a point to sample one of these Mozzeria’s finests!
Anyway, a new picture of this pizzeria is at:

http://deafdigest.com/latest-deaf-pizza-picture/

 

 

 

— fear among a few deaf Uber drivers

As DeafDigest has pointed out, Uber is hiring
more deaf drivers. These drivers have a fear –
dealing with angry taxi drivers. This is why
when they are off-duty, they just don’t tell
people they are Uber drivers!

 

 
— opportunity to interview Gallaudet presidential finalists

Do you wish to interview Gallaudet presidential finalists?
If so, please visit:

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 28, 2015 morning

 

— no more Derrick Coleman

Is Derrick Coleman in danger of being cut by the
Seattle Seahawks? A recent Seattle Seahawks blog said:

At the fullback position, Derrick Coleman and Will Tukuafu are likely
battling for one roster spot. Both have played well for the Seahawks in
the past, although Tukuafu could have the advantage due to his ability to
play some other positions.

 
— best deaf role in a movie

A movie blog said the best deaf character in a movie
was Psych-Out, filmed in 1968. Susan Strasberg played
a 17-year old deaf run away who constantly gets into
trouble and problems for people around her. While
it was 1968, DeafDigest wished it was a real deaf
actress playing a deaf role.

 
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2015/08/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 27, 2015

 

 

— using SSL, not using ASL

What is SSL? Survival Sign Language, used by
clerks, police officers, firemen, nurses, and
others that have limited contact with the deaf.
SSL consists of simple signs such as hi, thank you,
good morning, welcome, etc. A SSL course is being
taught at Valdosta State University in Georgia.

 

 

 

— interpreter not showing up

DeafDigest editor had an appointment with a
doctor in a hospital clinic. An interpreter was
requested, but never showed up. That hospital
did not have a VRI. What to do? Sue the hospital?
Reschedule the appointment several weeks later?
Rely on lipreading? Use a note pad? The editor
asked the doctor to write notes, and fortunately
she explained things clearly with notes. The
hospital, however, promised interpreters with
follow up appointments. Of course, there are deaf
patients that prefer live interpreting. Each
person has own choice.

 
— these complaining models

Nyle DiMarco, slated to compete in reality TV’s
America’s Next Top Model show, said that
hearing models complain a lot about one thing –
the appearance of their hair! Does Kyle
complain about his deafness, while trying
to mingle with these models? No.

 

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— a small town may be ideal for deaf senior citizens

Morganton, NC qualifies as a small town, having 17,000
residents. Approximately 100 deaf senior citizens
toured the Alder Springs Deaf and Blind Community
located in Morganton, to see for themselves if the
town and the facility meets their needs. And
the Morganton city officials pitched the values of
small town life with them. Said one deaf senior
citizen – I love to hike, and I found this place.

 

 

— a deaf-blind machine operator

Outlook Nebraska is a paper-production company
in Omaha, Nebraska. It has a big contract with
the United States Armed Forces. And one of
the machine operators at the factory is
deaf-blind. With his very limited vision,
he is able to use the iPad to communicate
with his fellow employees.

 

 
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