2017/05/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 22, 2017

 

— these scary old oral school days

Many deaf people attended oral schools years way
back. For some of them, the classroom experience
have been pleasant (especially when teachers
looked the other way while their students were
signing). Unfortunately for others, it was
unpleasant. ASL teacher Rick Zimmer (Red River
College in Canada, he was hit hard on the
hand by a ruler each time he was caught using
ASL on the sly. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hit-on-the-hand-with-a-ruler-for-using-asl/

 

— deaf engineers at NASA

From time to time we read of deaf engineers working
at high level positions within the NASA. This space
agency has nearly 17.500 employees working at different
field centers. The latest deaf engineer that surfaced
in the newspapers is Johanna Lucht, who works out of
the Langley Research Center in Virginia. While we
do not have deaf astronauts, just yet, we know we
have a support staff of these deaf engineers.

 

— comment from hearing actress in a deaf role

Deaf people that love movies have already hated
Julianne Moore for playing a deaf role (and
stealing a job from a deaf actress). Moore,
sensitive to these negative comments, said:

I prepared for Wonderstruck by studying ASL,
reading books and watching movies on deaf culture,
and attending a deaf poetry. Yet there were still
some aspects of deaf culture that I know nothing

It was Marlee Matlin that said, years ago, that
all actors should be able to play any roles!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a rarity, deaf heavy equipment operator
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/21/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/05/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 19, 2017

— a puzzling claim by South Africa

A newspaper in South Africa said that Magteld Smith,
a deaf woman, is the world’s only deaf medical researcher.
Only? Not true – we have had, over the years, deaf
researchers in the medical field. In the past there
were deaf magazines (especially Silent Worker and
Deaf American) that ran few stories on these deaf
medical researchers. A picture of a current medical
researcher that is deaf is at:

http://deafdigest.com/a-deaf-man-and-his-deaf-car/

 

 

— driving while using deaf devices

Pennsylvania announced a crackdown on drivers that
text while driving. The announcement also said:

prohibited use of hearing impairment devices

Hearing impairment devices? Guess that means
texting while driving and also using Facetime
with ASL while driving. What this means if you
need to text or to Facetime, then pull over.

 

 

— a big shock: Indiana says they can discriminate

A deaf man filed a lawsuit against the state of
Indiana for discrimination by refusing to give
him an interpreter in a court case. The judge
ruled against Indiana. The state appealed;
the state deputy attorney general said his
state may discriminate in some court
services. So shocking and so disappointing
for the state to consider the deaf as
Second Class citizens, subject to
discrimination.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— self-taught deaf astronomer, won honors
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 18, 2017

 

— dumbest question asked of a deaf woman

From a posting on the internet, a deaf woman
said she was asked by a hearing person:

How do deaf women have babies?

a picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/dumbest-question/

 

— twisted economics

An African economist said that nations with
low national income have the highest
number of deaf children. Not sure why he
said that – rich families can have deaf
children as well as low income families!

 

— half silent, half talkie movie with captions

Shown on TV recently was “Weary River” produced
in 1929. At that time silent films were going out
and talkie films were coming in. To bridge both
generations, this film was half-silent and half-talkie.
Shown on TV was this modified film with captions
thrown in with these silents captions! In other
words, for each scene, one can see captions and
then see the silents captions. Rather unusual.

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf chef in government palace
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 17, 2017

 
— bigger movie seats in some movie theaters

In some nations, certain movie houses have big and comfortable
seats, at extra charge, reserved for large people. This is not
good news for deaf people sitting behind them and trying to
watch captions. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.net/large-man-blocking-movie-captions/

 

— unusual method of a deaf aircraft mechanic

Deaf mechanics feel the vibrations with their
hands. But for one deaf mechanic in an aircraft
factory in Pasco, Washington, he feels the
vibrations with his chest. Rather unusual but
the boss is happy with the deaf mechanic’s
work performance.

 

— newspaper headline we hate

A newspaper headline said:

deafness never holds back a basketball player

Hold back? Deaf people can do anything except to
hear, so why is the newspaper reporter saying
deafness does not hold him back?

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— gesture misunderstandings in hotel
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 16, 2017

— a possible Bad Deaf Law on text to voice

We are having devices that can translate text
to voice, and voice to taxt to allow the
deaf and the hearing to communicate with
each other. Yet, in Europe, there is one
fear – that these devices are illegal
unless both hearing and the deaf give
their permission to have their comments
translated for each other! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bad-deaf-law/

 

— world’s best deaf movie to be shown again

There is an event coming up on June 3, 2017 –
Stars on Laverna Avenue: Love is Never Silent.
The movie – Love is Never Silent was shown
on TV in 1985, and to this day, it continues
as the best deaf movie ever – a classic!
This event is hosted by the Greater Los Angeles
Agency on Deafness (GLAD).

 

— a survey that looks funny

A survey was conducted by a British agency
serving the deaf – asking 2,000 deaf people –
if sign language should be taught in schools.
Almost all of these people said yes. The
responses would be different if oral and
proud deaf people are asked, and also
different if hearing people were asked.
This is why this survey looks funny.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— handcuffed deaf man lost his case
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 15, 2017

 

— this handicapped parking spot is a joke

Hard to believe thia handicapped parking
spot is a joke, inasmuch as many deaf people
have these such privileges. Just take
a look at the picture:

http://deafdigest.com/joke-of-handicapped parking/

 

— deaf soldier in an important war

The American Revoutionary War (1775-83) was for
the fight for Americans’ independence from Great
Britain. Did we have deaf soldiers that fought
in that war? Don’t know if we have many deaf
soldiers, but there was one – as claimed by
a deaf person that said ” My great great great
deaf grandfather fought in the American
Revolutionary War”.

 

— good settlement or bad settlement

For nearly three months employees at the
Canadian Hearing Society went on strike,
asking for better wages and better benefits.
These workers voted to accept the settlement
on Friday. Settlement? 0.8 per cent increase
first year, same with second year; one
percent in third year; 1.25 perent in
fourth and fifth years. Let us look at
the federal government; Obama, before he
left White House, approved a 2.1 percent
pay increase for federal employees.
So, was it a good deal or a bad deal in
Canada?

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— few questions CDI terps hate
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/12

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 12, 2017

 

— a logo we may not want

Take a look at the picture (text under the picture
explains it all).

Go to http://deafdigest.com/questionable-logo/

 

 

— Americans refuse interpreters for foreign deaf

Are Americans in the habit of refusing interpreters
for deaf foreigners (because technically they are
not covered by ADA)? A while ago a Canadian
deaf woman was denied interpreter for her classes
at University of California (Berkeley). And now
this – a deaf Japanese woman, having problems with
the airport personnel in Hawaii, wanted an interpreter.
Her request was denied. Are Americans selfish about
not lending interpreters for foreign deaf?

 

— worried deaf organizations tell FCC

Ajit Pai, the FCC boss, does not really reach
out to the Deaf Community. As a result, the
deaf organizations are worried that he would
not encourage captions on newer and better
TV and video high tech standards. This is
why these deaf organizations – Telecommunications
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc., the National
Association of the Deaf, Hearing Loss Association
of America, the Association of Late-Deafened Adults,
and the Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization are
reaching out to him, instead of waiting for him
to reach out to us!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— waste of money, Deaf Movie Consultants
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/07/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

2017/05/11

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 11, 2017

 

— deaf people of North Korea

North Korea creates problems for everyone,
but do they take care of their own deaf
people? According to a press release
from North Korea, deaf people work in
a factory that makes plastic goods,
and that it is a source of employment
for them. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-people-employed-in-factory-in-north-korea/

 

— an interesting interpreting student

One woman is planning to become an interpreter.
What was her background – a family member is
deaf, worked in all types of restaurant jobs,
service industry, cleaning, construction,
caretaker, machine shop and tree trimmer.
Just hope this woman becomes a great interpreter.

 

— a mystery about dogs

Some dogs do not bark; either these dogs were
taught not to bark, or it is not in their
breeding to be a barker, or because the
master is deaf! A dog trainer explained
that some dogs may catch on, that barking
may be a waste of time if the deaf master
may not notice it.

 

 

http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— correspondence courses, deaf instructor
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/07/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/10

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 10, 2017

 

— a deaf person in the White House

Leah Katz-Hernandez, who is deaf, served under
Obama as ROTUS (Receptionist of the United States).
Her job was to usher visitors to their appointments
with the President. She is no longer in that
position. Did she resign or was fired? Do keep in
mind that White House employees are at-will, meaning
the president can hire and fire anyone. If she was
fired, it is no shame because many other outstanding
White House and high level federal executives have
also been fired. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/former-receptionist-of-the-united-states/

 

— white board in the court room

A deaf woman was in the court room to testify
against a criminal that attacked her. She
does not use sign language. As a result,
her hearing son wrote on the white board
the court proceedings. It could not
happen in USA, but happened in Great
Britain.

 

— important day in Ann Arbor on July 1st

July 1st should be an important day for the
deaf in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The city passed
a new law, effective July 1st that captions
be turned on TV sets in businesses that serve
the public – meaning bars, restaurants,
hotel lobbies, etc. Not too long time ago,
Portland, Oregon required the same thing.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Law Clinic cancelled
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/07/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/09

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 9, 2017

 

— a politician said she healed a deaf man

Kristy Adams who is campaigning to win election
as British MP, representing the Conservative
party, said she healed a deaf man, and made
him hearing. She said she touched his ears
and suddenly he became hearing. It is up to
you to believe this story or not. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/claimed-to-heal-deaf-man/

 

— telling deaf driver what to do during traffic stops

A new law was passed in Virginia, which joins few other
states, making it part of driver’s education classes.
This law require drivers to be taught on what to do
if the police stops you! If this law spreads to all
50 states, then hopefully all future deaf driver
traffic stops will be peaceful. After all, no
one wants to get a traffic ticket!

 

— an important vote on Friday

The nine-week-old strike by workers at Canadian
Hearing Society (CHS) may end on Friday. The union
and the CHS management reached a tentative
agreement. It took five days of back and
forth discussions with both sides, as led by
a mediator to get them to shake hands. All
it remains is a vote by union members on
Friday. If they agree, then they report
to work next Monday. If they vote down,
then the strike continues.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf and hearing insults
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/07/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/