2017/08/04

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 4, 2017

 

— seven hour deaf wait in hospital in Spain

A deaf man was admitted to an emergency room
in a hospital in Spain. The front desk knew
that the patient was deaf – but never bothered
to find an interpreter for him or to make sure
he would be admitted when his turn came up.
Instead the emergency room staff used a
loudspeaker and repeatedly shouted out his
name for — seven —- hours! This incident
hit the newspapers, much to the embarrassment
of the hospital! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/loudspeaker-in-spain/

 

— White House tells ADA web site projects to slow down

The Department of Justice, under direction of the
White House, is slowing down its enforcement
of ADA-complaint web sites. What this means
is that deaf-unfriendly web sites will continue
for some time. Not good news for us.

 

— confession by a famous deaf man

Deaf celebrity Nyle DiMarco has a confession –
that during the America’s Next Top Model
TV contest, he felt lonesome and out of
place while living in-house with other
contestants. No one wanted to mingle with
a deaf person. Fortunately he overcame
these feelings and became a worldwide
celebrity.

 

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2017/08/03

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 3, 2017

— Deafville near dye factory

In Valley Stream, NY, there was a Deafville
practically next door to a dye factory.
This factory added colors to clothing and
fabrics. Most of the employees at the dye
factory were deaf. And most of these deaf
employees lived in Deafville. They just
walked few steps to their jobs at the factory.
Deafville and the Dye Factory existed from
1910’s through 1940’s when both sites
closed up for good. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deafville/

 

— ASL-fluent Coda high chance of job (not interpreter)

Port Authority (which controls bridges, tunnels, airports,
etc between New York City and New Jersey is always
looking for new police officers fluent in different
languages. It was mentioned in a newspaper story
that applicants fluent with ASL are given high
priority during job interviews.

 

— a Sign Language scandal

A student at one university said that the sign language
dictionary is missing too many signs. Instead of
complaining about it, he went ahead and invented his
own signs that went into the Sign Language dictionary!
ASL dictionary (we have many of these in USA)? No,
it was the British Sign Language dictionary that a
student at University of Dundee is missing too many
signs. A scandal? Well, there was a complaint on a
blog.

 

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— fund raising unusual way
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7/30/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/08/02

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 2, 2017

 

— famous person made an anti-deaf comment

Bobby Knight is a famous retired basketball coach.
He coached for many years at University of Indiana,
and many deaf fans in Indiana love him. Yet he
made an anti-deaf comment, mocking a deaf person
for his deafness at an event. Even though it took
place years ago, federal agencies are investigating it.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/mocking-the-deaf/

 

— hearing fear of captions

Many of us have all kinds of fears. This is human.
But a fear of captions? A hearing person posted
on a blog of his fear of captions! He said that
captions distract him from following the movie
script! Weird fear? Yes!

 

— continuing with a big TV role

It was just announced that veteran deaf actress
Marlee Matlin has landed a big TV role with the
“Quantic TV series. What is the key to her
success? She was quoted as saying years ago
– just get a good agent! Do our other deaf
actors and actresses have good agents? Do
not know!

 

 

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— analyst, criminal intelligence
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2017/08/01

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 1, 2017

 

A Starbucks store in Malaysia with all-deaf
barista staff is celebrating its one year
anniversary. All baristas must be trained
and must pass the Starbucks exams before
they can be hired. It took a long time for
these deaf baristas to be trained and to pass
their exams. But once they were hired they
became one of the best baristas around. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/training-the-baristas/

 

— a crime report in one police department

At Glen Ellyn, Illinois, the police department
reported a theft – of a hearing aid in a
car at a car wash place! Two puzzling questions;
why would the deaf person leave his hearing aid
in the car at a car wash? Also, how would it
be possible for car wash people to steal
hearing aids while the car is being washed?
Is it a strange theft?

 

— NCAA bad then good to Gallaudet

NCAA bad. Or NCAA good? In early 1970’s,
Bob Woodward played football at University
of Oregon, while becoming deaf. He left
Oregon, and enrolled at Gallaudet 5 years
later, and became Gallaudet’s best athlete.
The NCAA was not happy about the 5 year gap
and punished Gallaudet for letting
Woodward play. Now this – Faye Frez-Albrecht,
Gallaudet’s deaf-blind swimmer, angry over
being disqualified in a championship meet,
unable to see the race start, pushed
NCAA hard to allow Flashing Lights. NCAA
said yes – washing off the bad with
the good!

 

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2017/07/31

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 31, 2017

 

— USA best in worldwide speed captioning championship

At a recent worldwide competition among speed
captioning (with accuracy), USA swept much of
the honors, beating out competitors from many
other nations. This means our realtime captions
is probably the most accurate in the world.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/realtime-captioning/

 

— irony in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas has been praised as a great place
for the deaf. Yet there have been complaints
that Austin town hall meetings that are not
captioned. It was a Texan, President
George H.W. Bush that signed ADA into law.
And current Texas governor Greg Abbott
uses the wheelchair. Austin is the capital
of Texas and should be a pacesetter for
the needs of the deaf and disabled in
the state, beyond the city limits!

 

— a big shock with the Deaflympics

2017 Summer Deaflympics is now history,
and deaf athletes are now focusing on
the 2021 Summer Deaflympics. The big
shock – it is taking place in Dubai!
This nation is the most hated one among
these Middle East nations because of
alleged human rights violations. And
there is another thing – intense heat,
with temperatures capable of reaching
125 degrees.

 

 

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Knowing more
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2017/07/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 28, 2017

— a problem deaf person in the court room

A deaf person, in Canada, has become a big
problem in the court room. He constantly
challenged the judge on his rulings,
made frequent requests for court case
postponements, disagreed with the advice
of his attorney, saying he needed another
attorney in order to get a second opinion,
claimned that the court room ASL interpreters
were not qualified, claimed he has medical
conditions that may tire him out if the
case dragged on too long, etc, etc.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/problem-deaf-man/

 

— a possible illegal bid to host next Deaflympics

According to a source, the Deaflympics group received
three bids to host the next Summer Deaflympics.
A Los Angeles group was one of the three bidders.
Illegal? Well, per procedure, all bids must be
approved by the nation’s own deaf athletic
federation. The Los Angeles bidder never got
permission nor approval from the US Deaf Sports
Federation! Just stay tuned.

 

— a reason for deafness symbol on Florida drivers’ licenses

The obvious reason for the deafness symbol on
Florida drivers’ licenses is to tell the
cops of this fact during traffic stops.
But there is another reason – in case of
medical emergencies, the first responders
would see the deafness symbol and realize
that an interpreter is needed.

 

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— interpreter ground rules
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7/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/07/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 27, 2017

— two scammers caught in the act by police

Two hearing scammers stole money from a deaf man
for several months. The deaf man, tired of
being scammed, finally told the police about
it. Take a look at the picture:

http://deafdigest.com/caught-in-the-act/

 

— ADA is not a miracle

ADA is not a miracle. Yes, ADA is supposed to
give deaf people equal access (employment,
education, captions, interpreters, etc) but
we continue to have many ADA lawsuits.

 

— abusive sign language

There was a story in a Japanese newspaper
about an abusive hearing boss that knows
Japanese Sign Language. A deaf man works
for him. And when the deaf man makes
mistakes in his job, the angry boss
would use sign language for “lousy”
or “please quit your job”, etc. It is
sad.

 

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— snap physician decisions
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2017/07/26A

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 26, 2017

 

— sign language music machine

An invention is coming up in Japan. A juke box
is connected to a machine that makes drinks
(both soft and hard). If music is great, the
drink is great. If music is bad, the drink
is bitter. This is for the hearing people.
What about the deaf? The inventors said:

It gives the deaf a way to enjoy music

Not exactly sure what this means. Sign
language gestures producing sweet and
bitter drinks depending on the music?
Just have to wait until the machine hits
the market place. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sign-language-drink-machine/

 

— hospital advocate for the deaf

A hospital has just hired a deaf person as
advocate for deaf patients. Sorry, this
hospital is not in USA, but in Canada –
the Health Sciences North in Sudbury,
Ontario. If Canada could hire a Hospital
Deaf Advocate, then American hospitals
could also do the same!

 

— the deaf as an airline passenger

Airlines (Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, etc)
do not permit deaf passengers to sit in the exit
rows due to emergency issues. If a deaf person
is “accidentally” placed in the exit row,
he will be moved to a different row. Even
hard of hearing passengers cannot sit in
the exit rows either. This topic was posted
in a facebook page.

 

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf instructor in medical school
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7/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/07/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 25, 2017

— forced to remove CI’s

A ten-year old deaf girl, playing in a softball
tournament, was ordered by the umpire to
remove her CI’s. The opposing coach, angry
that the deaf girl was a much better player
than his players, told the umpire that her
CI’s gave her an unfair advantage. When
the deaf girl’s coach protested, the
umpire simply told the girl to use ASL.
The deaf girl, an oralist, knows no ASL!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/forced-to-remove-ci/

 

— Game of Thrones not friends of the deaf

The popular game – Game of Thrones has no
captions, placing deaf gamers at a
disadvantage. This game involves nearly
two million participants yet the game
programmers would not think of captions.
Very discouraging.

 

— media problems at the Deaflympics

If you are not getting too much information
and updates with the Deaflympics in Turkey
there may be a big reason for it. Said
a media official:

too much Deaflympics bureaucracy and
inconsistent media policy

 

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— lost golf balls
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7/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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