2018/05/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 25, 2018

 

— Deaf Cake Boss to challenge Cake Boss

Cake Boss is a famous reality TV cable program about
a bakery in New Jersey, making any and all kinds of
cakes. What about a Deaf Cake Boss? There is one
in Miami, Florida – Mayra Cakes, a deaf wife-deaf
husband bakery team. Mayra bakes the cakes,
and Jason does all the design work on these
cakes. They have just opened up up their
own bakery and hiring the deaf. Mayre’s
shirt says “Queen of Cakes.” Very possibly
they are the #1 Deaf Cakemaker in USA.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/mayra-cakes-miami/

 

— 2018 so far a great year for Marlee

Marlee Matlin may not be compared with actresses
her age. Many talented actresses have hard time
finding roles – because of age discrimination.
This is a sad fact of life in Hollywood! But
Marlee? So far this year through first five
months, she already had three roles –
ABC’s Quantico, Syfy’s The Magicians
and now this Sundance Now’s This Close.

Said Marlee:
three very, very different roles, and I’m
very excited about the fact that there’s
opportunity to play different characters
on different outlets

And 2018 has seven months to go, so how
many more great roles for her this year?

 

— a worry about medicaid and the deaf

A deaf leader said:
People who need it, they could get pushed out of
the program

This refers to deaf people on SSDI, which is part
of the confusing medicaid rules. These rules
got more confusing because of the White House
insistence that those that can work but are
getting benefits, should rejoin the labor
force. But every state has their own medicaid
(SSDI) rules!

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/05/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 24, 2018

 

 

— famous deaf person being ignored by hearing

Model/actor Nyle DiMarco is just about the world’s
best known deaf person. He never stops advocating
for the rights and needs of the deaf. Yet,
he has dealt with fashion people that won’t
hire him because of his deafness. And even
during his modeling sessions, photographers
do not consult him on picture-taking
ideas. It is not surprising. Scared
hearing people would make bad decisions
just to avoid discussing issues with the deaf.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/motto-for-hearing-people/

 

— pointing and yelling at deaf in voting booths

Are deaf people left alone while entering a
voting booth to vote in a public election?
An activist pretended to be deaf in the
polling place. She said that voting officials
would point their fingers and do a lot of
yelling at her. This incident did not happen
in USA but in Barbados where many hearing
people still think deaf people are helpless!

 

— pilot program can be scary

A pilot program is nothing more than just an
experiment. Anyway the Lincoln Grand Cinema
(Lincoln, Nebraska) will be showing open
captions twice a week through August 1st.
It starts with the wildly popular
Solo: A Star Wars Story. Possibly many
deaf people will show up, because they
love Star Wars movies. Will these deaf
people continue to watch other open
captioned movies after the Star Wars
showing? If attendance is low with
these other films, then DeafDigest
is afraid Lincoln Grand Cinema may
reconsider their pilot program (at
least after August 1st).

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— hearing friend helps deaf at outcry auctions
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/05/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 23, 2018

 

— reasons why babies cry

When a baby cries, there is a reason – wet diapers,
hunger, seeking attention, etc. Hearing parents
may be able to figure out these cries. Deaf
parents may find this task difficult. There
is a new app which tells the deaf parents
why their babies are crying. A picture of
this app is at:

http://deafdigest.com/app-tells-deaf-parents-why-babies-cry/

Now, what about an app that tells dog lovers that
cannot hear or understand why their dogs cry!

 

— a scary police non-incident

Yesterday DeafDigest editor was walking in
downtown Washington, DC. All of a sudden
someone on a bicycle had to change directions
to avoid knocking down the DeafDigest editor.
It was a police officer. He was probably
screaming and yelling to “get out of the way”
but got no response. No one wants incidents
(or accidents) with police officers.

 

— blueblood in deaf family

Dummy Hoy started a blueblood family. He
was a famous major league player that
advocates nowadays push for his hall
of fame induction. One hearing son
became a judge; another hearing son
became a state legislator. His
nephew was the leading baker of
breads in Los Angeles. Hoy himself
never went to Gallaudet but has
baseball/softball fields named after
him. Before he became a baseball pro,
he owned a shoe repair business
in Ohio.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— three ADA words attorneys go to war over!
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/05/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 22, 2018

— which is better – captions or subtitles

A deaf media person said, on a web site that
captions look faster but hard to follow,
while subtitles are easy to follow with
better positioning on the screen. But
captions will give background noise,
such as door knocking, phone ringing, etc.
The subtitles do not have it. Which is
best? Your choice! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/subtitles-vs-captions/

 

— trucker shortage an opportunity for the deaf

Today’s newspapers said:

America doesn’t have enough truckers

What this means is opportunity for more
deaf people to become truck drivers!
Hope this happens.

 

— very scary in Florida

Sinkholes are always scary; Florida has a number
of these sinkholes. There was a story today of
four sinkholes in a central Florida retirement
community. That community is The Villages, which
is where a good number of deaf retirees reside.
DeafDigest just hopes nothing happens to our
deaf friends at The Villages.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/05/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 21, 2018

— a very disappointing comment by a mayor

Gerard Landry, not deaf, is the mayor of Denham
Springs, Louisiana, a city of some 10,400 people.
In a newspaper interview, he said, in part:

my parents were deaf mutes

A son, in an important position, insulting his
parents as deaf-mutes! How so disappointing!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/badge-we-hate/

 

 

— confession by a deaf attorney

Attorney Spencer Kontnik, Denver, CO, is
deaf. He does not know ASL and communicates
via lipreading and speech. He said, in a
newspaper interview:

I have definitely been guilty of acting like
I understand what people are saying but I really
don’t know what they’re talking about.

This is the reason why deaf people are good
at smiling and nodding their heads and faking
their way through. DeafDigest editor is no better!

 

— 5th world’s most used sign language out of luck

There was an annoucement that the 2018 FIFA
World Cup Russia will broadcast four sign
language videos during the big event to keep
deaf fans updated on the game results. Soccer
is the most popular sport in the world, meaning
that the World Cup is equal to our Super Bowl.
Anyway, what are these four sign language vidoes?
Meaning the 5th sign language will not be taped
for the enjoyment of deaf fans!

 

Deaf jobs – latest update (another Gallaudet athletics position)
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Deaf actors and casting directors
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

2018/05/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 18, 2018

 

— from a Deaf Hero to a Hearing Hero

From a Deaf Hero to a Hearing Hero (not implanted
with a CI)? In an interview, Nyle DiMarco said that
The Marvel was a deaf hero in the comic books.
Yet, when Marvel Cinematic Universe made a movie
out of The Marvel, this character was shown
as a Hearing Hero! Discrimination? Yes!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-hero-or-hearing-hero/

 

— lying with facts on online dating sites

A deaf woman admitted she lied by putting down false facts
about herself, including hiding her deafness on these
online dating sites. She felt that if she mentioned her
deafness, she would not get any dates! Did it work? She
got one date, without telling him of her deafness. Near
the end of her date she admitted she was deaf. Hard to
say if lying went well – because she said it was just
a “practice” date! She, however, did not mention if
she got a second date from him.

 

— different way of working with the police

More police departments work with deaf organizations
and deaf agencies to improve relationships with the
deaf. This one in Lubbock, Texas is different.
The contact person is Lori Whitefield; she is deaf,
and while she works with different organizations in
the area, she does not represent a single deaf
organization! If this different approach works, then
it is great.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

05/13/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/05/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 17, 2018

 

— deaf stepfather’s big shock

Deaf Hank Blankenship became a stepfather when he married
Deaf Deidre, and immediately became a role model father
for her two children. That took place 14 years ago.
They both had two more children for a total of four
in the family. The two stepchildren wanted a legal
father, not a stepfather and the two younger children
wanted the older stepchildren to becme their full
brother and sister. They came up with a plan –
to give Hank the adoption papers at a surprise
home event. The shocked Hank quickly accepted
the plan. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/young-stepfather-and-older-father/

 

— Marlee Matlin shuts up the Yanny and Laurel question

Right now, Yanny and Laurel is a fad, a trick voice
from an audio. Many hearing people think the audio
said Yanny while many other hearing people also think
this same audio said Laurel. Marlee Matlin, who is deaf,
was asked this question – Yanny or Laurel. She said:

Yanni or Laurel? Don’t ask me. I can’t hear

Her comment won over many people!

 

— second reason to hate the portable captioning device

Yesterday DeafDigest said that hearing people look
over deaf person’s shoulder in a movie theater
and complain that the portable captioning device
bothers them. Here is the second reason – a deaf
person must balance the device with popcorn and
soda and candy and in case of women, their
purses. Must have 5 or 6 hands instead of two
hands to carry all that stuff!

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf man still jailed despite given court dismissal
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/13/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/05/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 16, 2018

 

— DEAF 108 in Florida

What is DEAF 108? No one knows in Lee County in Florida.
Suddenly a graffiti artist wrote “DEAF 108” at many
locations in the county. Is it deaf-related? Is it
gang-related? Or is it something else? A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf108/

 

— ADA violation: refusing to communicate with deaf customers

Is it a violation of ADA if a business place, without
interpreters, refuses to write to the deaf customer
with a pad and pen? DeafDigest think so – ADA says
businesses are required to take whatever steps necessary
to communicate with the deaf – and that includes
pad and pen. Not every deaf person requires an
interpreter because clearly written notes will do.

 

— one reason to hate the portable movie captioning devices

Do add this to the list why deaf people hate these
portable movie captioning devices:

that hearing people sit behind the deaf and look over
the deaf person’s shoulder and complain that the captions
bother them!

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— pushed very hard for captions
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/13/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

2018/05/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 15, 2018

— AI claim, true or not true

A Microsoft spokesperson said that with AI,
closed caption accuracy is promised even if
it has to caption a scene where two hearing
people are screaming at each other. True
or not true? DeafDigest is skeptical. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/screams-being-captioned/

 

— police decision: deaf woman arguing with hearing woman

At a gas station in Chicago, a deaf woman got into an
argument with a hearing woman. Police came over.
The police officer was not able to communicate with
the deaf woman, but listened to what the hearing woman
said (that the deaf woman pushed her during the
argument). For reasons of not being able to
communicate, the police officer did not arrest the
deaf woman. But later on, after reviewing the incident
the hearing woman was arrested for battery! It is
not known why the police officer never got an
interpreter – but at any rate, it was determined
the hearing woman was not telling the truth.

 

— innocently getting into trouble during airflight

A deaf person that behaves perfectly as an airline
passenger still can get into trouble and risk getting
kicked out! The flight attendant has a list of
passengers that need special attention – ie a
deaf passenger. But if the deaf person, for some
reason, is not on the list, then the flight
attendant may have no way of knowing about it.
And if the deaf passenger “ignores” flight
attendant’s questions, then the risk is getting
kicked off the plane! This is not a joke. It
happened to one deaf passenger!

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a Deaf House
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/13/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/05/14

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 14, 2018

 

— deaf role in a different kind of Shakespearian play

Nadia Nadarajah is deaf and she was shocked when the director
of Hamlet, a Shakepearian play, offered her a role in that
play. She accepted. This play is different – because all
of the actors are female. The director wanted the play
to be different while at the same time, showing the
audience that it didn’t matter if the actors were
male or female! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-character-in-hearing-shakespearian-play/

 

 

— deaf-owned greenhouse in Ohio

In Bowling Green, Ohio, one of the biggest greenhouses is
Klotz Floral Design & Garden. This business opened up in
1918 by a deaf husband-deaf wife team. Several generations
later, this business continues as the biggest greenhouse
in the city. Customers that enter the greenhouse would have
no clue that the founders were deaf.

 

— lake police screaming at all boaters

Lone Star Law is a TV program about Texas
wildlife law enforcement officers, trying
to enforce laws of nature in the state.
One segment showed a drowning of a recreational
boater. The officers arrived at the lake,
and screamed for all boaters to move out
and to stay clear – so that they can do the
investigation. What if the boaters were
deaf and unaware of the commotion going on?
Could be pretty much scary.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Martha’s Vineyard timeline
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/13/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/