2018/07/13

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 13, 2018

 

— a cruel Costco manager

A Costco manager just did not want to supervise
a deaf employee, deciding to give that employee
hard time. He would mumble, making lipreading
impossible; he would also cover his mouth
again. When the employee asked for an interpreter,
he said no. When the employee asked to write
notes, he refused. The biggest mystery is
that the Costco headquarters knew about that
manager but said “hands off”

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/impossible-lipreading/

 

— closed captions best for hearing people

many hearing people hate closed captions.
A web graphics consultant said closed captions
are the best for hearing people – because sometimes
the person’s moth moves but really says nothing.
Hearing people hear nothing, but for the deaf,
closed captions show up from that quiet moving
hearing mouth! Hard to believe.

 

— trucking company says no to deaf with commercial license

Werner Enterprises Inc, a trucking company in Omaha,
would not hire a deaf truck driver, tellng him the
company just does not hire deaf people. The
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the
trucking company.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf postmaster in a post office
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/07/12

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 12, 2018

 

— not just Neflix is guilty

when captioned words are left out, people blame
Netflix. People forget that Amazon, Hulu, Vue,
Sling Orange, Crackle, Twitch, Vevo and other
streaming providers also leave out certain
words. Netflix is the biggest one and so
easy to get these blames. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/words-for-hearing-not-for-deaf/

 

— many do not sign up for the State notification system

During emergencies (fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods,
etc) the first responders look at the notification
system to know which victims are deaf, as well as with
those of other disabilities. Does it always work?
In one apartment unit, everyone knows that one
resident is deaf, yet during emergencies, the
first responders are the last to know about it!

 

— told deaf cannot become doctors

There are some deaf students interested in
becoming doctors. Almost all of them are
told they cannot become doctors because of
their deafness. And many of them would
not listen to doubts and eventually
enroll at medical schools, pass their
medical board exams and become doctors.
One deaf woman Jiang Mengnan wanted to
become a doctor but gave up after so
much resistance. Instead she switched
to pharmacy and is now studying for her
doctorate in pharmacology. It is not
in USA but in China.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— unpleasant incident at an oral deaf school
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

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2018/07/11

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 11, 2018

 

— these useless 911 texts

There was a story that if deaf people live in the
mountains, then some of their 911 texts may be
useless. This is a problem during emergencies.
For some reason these high tech innovations do
not always work in the mountains. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sending-texts-through-mountains/

 

— always unpredictable reactions from hearing people

When a deaf person informs a hearing person of his
deafness, then the reaction is always unpredictable.
Some will run away; some will freeze up, unable to
respond; some will show nervousness, in case of
one bar tender, dropping the glass and spilling
the bottle to the floor. Most would nod and try to
deal with the deaf person, but for some others,
their reactions are bizarre.

 

— the luck of the volunteer fireman

Sean Kearney, not deaf, is a volunteer firefighter
in Southington, Connecticut. He and his crew were
responding to an automobile accident. One of
those hurt in the accident was a deaf woman.
Kearney suddenly used his ASL to communicate
with her and was able to explain her injuries
with the hospital staff. Kearney knew sign
language because his brother was deaf!

 

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

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

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

— Check out the new post about how trauma can change you
on HealthBridges

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

HealthBridges is a website to learn about behavioral health
and social service resources for Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard of Hearing People

Happy Summer 🙂
The HealthBridges Team

 

2018/07/10

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 9, 2018

— Supreme Court nominee and the deaf

Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to become the
Supreme Court nominee. He has one connection
to the deaf, but it is not a happy one. In
2008, he ruled against a deaf man who filed
a job discriminatioh lawsuit in the District
of Columbia. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/supreme-court-nominee/

 

— fired for yelling at boss

A deaf person was fired for yelling at the
boss, only that it was not yelling. It is
common knowledge that deaf people speak
louder than hearing people. Deaf people
can’t hear and therefore cannot control
the volume of their voices – even if it
was just a notch above normal voice volume.
Hearing bosses do not know it unless
they went through a deaf awareness training
workshop.

 

— Frontier Airlines says no to interpreter request

A deaf couple booked a flight on Frontier Airlines,
wanting to celebrate their grandson’s first
birthday. Their flight was canceled and
the Frontier people would not tell them why
nor help them find another flight. Their
request for an interpreter was refused.
It was learned that Frontier Airlines did
not know of the availability of an on-call
interpreter at the airport plus availability
of a video relay service. Frontier said
the deaf couple did not identify themselves
as deaf (in other words – too bad!)

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— ticket sellers are deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

— Opportunity for interested football coaches

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deafdigest-sports/20180710/

and scroll down a little until you see the posting

2018/07/09

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 9, 2018

— the Brainiest Deaf team

Who is the Brainiest Deaf team? In the 2018
College Bowl that took place in Hartford, CT,
some of the participating teams were Gallaudet,
NTID, CSUN. Gallaudet won just by one point,
capturing first championship since 2010. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/2018-college-bowl/

 

— Starbucks training session not perfect

Starbucks just fired one of their employees for
mocking a hearing person that has a problem
with stuttering. DeafDigest is afraid that
some day a Starbucks employee would mock
a poor-speech deaf person. What is the
point of having an all-afternoon training
session if some hearing employees just won’t
show respect?

 

— Silicon Valley not hiring enough deaf geniuses

There was a story in a high-tech magazine about
Silicon Valley not hiring enough deaf geniuses.
It mentioned one genius – Vint Cerf, whose deafness
may be the reason for inventing the internet.
We have another deaf genius – Ken Harrenstein,
but the story didn’t mention him.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— suspected deaf bank robber
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/07/06

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 6, 2018

 

— interpreter shows up only to tell deaf employee of being fired

A deaf woman workd for Costco for much of her adult life. She had
excellent work record with a different supervisor. The new
supervisor didn’t like her and had her fired. The cruel irony
was that when she asked for an interpreter for staff meetings
and training sessions, Costo refused. Yet, Costco hired an
interpreter just to tell her she was being fired. She sued
and won. Costco didn’t say if they will file an appeal.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-shows-up-to-tell-deaf-employee-of-firing/

 

— loving a deaf puppy but not wanting to adopt

A deaf puppy fell down a 50-foot hole in Alabama.
It took firefighters 30 hours to get the puppy
out. Everyone fell in love with the deaf puppy
and cheered when it was rescued – yet no one
was willing to adopt this puppy! Go figure.

 

— big challenge to interpret press conferences

An interpreter said press conferences are a big
challenge. The interpreter must sign and use
body language in a way that it reflects on the
speaker but without making it too obvious. And
when there are questions and comments from the
audience, the intepreter must clearly identify
who is saying this or that!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— comment by hearing person that hates captions
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/01/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/07/05

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 5, 2018

 

— written notes during an operation

The deaf woman had an operation in a Chinese hospital.
Dr. Wang Chun, part of the operating team, wanted
to make sure there were no communication problem
with her. He wrote notes to help her relax,
and to feel comfortable, and to know if she
was having pain, etc. For that reason, the
doctor became “famous” on the social media.
Why no interpreters? China does not have
ADA laws that USA has. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/note-writing-doctor/

 

 

— wandering deaf child reunited with family 43 years later

Mika Cheesman, age 4, and deaf, wandered away from her mother
at the Penn Station in New York in 1975. The mother never
found her. Two years later, she was put up for adoption
In 1999, she began a search for her birth family. Last year
the search became a success, helped by a private investigator
several ancestral web site and DNA samples. She learned
that her mother, still alive, had personal issues and was
never the same since the day in 1975. That was the reason
she never tried to locate her child.

 

— nearly 15 Arizona assisted-living homes in trouble

A federal lawsuit filed by the Southwest Fair Housing
Council have accused at least 15 Arizona assisted-living
homes of discriminating against deaf senior citizens
when they wanted to apply for residence. It took the
work of “undercover” people, asking questions regarding
interpreters, and assistane with detailed paperwork
and undestanding medical needs. These homes just
did not want to hire interpreters or to make
accommidations. These homes are located in
Phoenix and Tucson.

 

 

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

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

07/01/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/07/04

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 4, 2018

 

— watching a movie, to laugh or to cry

It has happened too often that deaf moviegoers
don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. The
deaf person requests a captioning device;
the manager has to run around to look for
it in the supply closet. Then the manager
has to put in batteries. And then the
manager must make sure right captions are
being shown for the right movie! Open
captions are so much easier, but hearing
people hate it. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/requiring-batteries/

 

— Sports Law, most important 2017-18 decision

The Sports Law article listed most important
decisions of the year (May 2017-April 30, 2018).
One such important decision involved stadium
captions – at the Denver’s Pepsi Center.
The agreement is that the stadium must have open
captions on or by September 2018.

 

— a tax for use of twitter and facebook

A government is charging 5 cents per day for people
that use the twitter and the facebook. This has
upset the Deaf Community because many deaf people
use the social media to keep themselves updated
on news and information. It is not happening
in USA – but in Uganda!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf player forced changes in Contract Bridge tournament rules
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/01/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

— Check out the new post about how trauma can change you
on HealthBridges

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

HealthBridges is a website to learn about behavioral health
and social service resources for Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard of Hearing People

Happy Summer 🙂
The HealthBridges Team

2018/07/03

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 3, 2018

— a popular TV program on traveling

Alana Nichols is the hostess of her own TV
program – called Follow Alana. It is a
popular broadcast TV program in Taiwan,
focusing on her travels anywhere in the
world. She is deaf. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-hostess-of-popular-tv-program/

 

— acting roles that Marlee Matlin turns down

Many actors turn down acting roles for reasons
of their own. There is one acting role that
Marlee Matlin woul not accept. It is these
“poor, deaf victims.” She said it is because
these roles have already been done.” Starving
actors do not turn down roles; well-established
actors can be picky about their roles. And
Marlee has been an established performer for
years.

 

— FCC is angry about one thing

FCC is angry about one thing – sloppy captions
that deaf viewers have a hard time following
and understanding what is being said. FCC
said there will be new rules to make
captioning better. What are these new rules?
Do not know yet because FCC has not yet made
an official announcement.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— three rival deaf national organizations reach agreement
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/01/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

2018/07/02

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 2, 2018

 

— ugly lawsuit in Florida

A deaf man applied for ASL teaching position at
Pensacola State College in Florida. The university
told him he was overqualified. The job was given
to a hearing woman. She told the deaf man that she
asked the university if any deaf person applied for
the ASL job. The university said no! The university
now has to defend itself against a job discrimination
lawsuit because of this lie. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-discrimination/

 

— too few deaf truckers

Today’s newspaper said:

America’s severe trucker shortage could undermine the
prosperous economy

Trucking companies are offering big pay and $4,000 bonuses
to lure drivers. It’s not working.

 

Maybe few deaf people (same as few hearing people) want
to be truck drivers because the job is tough – long hours
of driving and no home life? Deaf reasons same as hearing
reasons?

 

— be careful of old hotels

Many hotels are old. What this means is old TV sets.
Yes, there are captions with old TV sets – but these
captions show up very slow on TV when deaf people
switch channels, using old remotes! No one likes
slow captions.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Things deaf people hate
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/01/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/