2019/11/07

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 7, 2019

— deaf worse or better than an illness

A deaf woman was interviewed by a newspaper.
She said said that her mother was more
upset about the daughter’s deafness than the
cancer the mother was suffering!

 

— a big issue with museums

Many museums only have captions at their small movie
theaters. But at exhibit windows, no captions – just
scripts for deaf to read. But many of these scripts
are so wordy and overwhelming that it is hard to
keep up with! This is what a museum administrator
said. Interpreters? Yes, but not that easy to
find and to get and to pay low rates.

 

— a Deaf Hoax

There was a story that a deaf player for a British
rugby team was hired to coach a hearing Portugal
national rugby team. It was a hoax that the deaf player
and the national Portugal rugby team did not
appreciate. How did that hoax come up in the first
place? No one knows!

 

 

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2019/11/06

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 6, 2019

— serious issue, toilet leaks that deaf can’t hear

DeafDigest is still bothered by a $5,000 water bill
because a deaf woman couldn’t “hear” the water leak.
Yes, an agency helped her with the bill but what about
other deaf people that deal with their own toilet
leaks? A google search said:

Drip 10 to 15 drops of food coloring into the toilet tank.
Wait 10 minutes. If colored water appears in the toilet
bowl, you have a leak.

Hope this works!

 

 

— supervisor recommended deaf employee, no luck

A deaf employee at a store was doing a great
job. His hearing supervisor recommended him for
a big job promotion. Unfortunately the supervisor
left his job. The new supervisor didn’t like
the deaf employee and refused to follow the
recommendation to promote him. The deaf employee
filed a job discrimination lawsuit and won.

 

— supervisor recommended deaf employee, no luck

A deaf employee at a store was doing a great
job. His hearing supervisor recommended him for
a big job promotion. Unfortunately the supervisor
left his job. The new supervisor didn’t like
the deaf employee and refused to follow the
recommendation to promote him. The deaf employee
filed a job discrimination lawsuit and won.

 

 

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2019/11/05

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 5, 2019

— boring but important

Deaf passengers on airflights want captions (or subtitles)
on inflight movies. Yet the airlines are pushing for captions
to inform deaf passengers on safety announcements. Not
a single word on inflight movies. Deaf passengeres just
have to select foreign movies because these carry
English subtitles. But what about American movies?
Sometimes deaf passengers are lucky; sometimes
not – during international flights.

 

— an angry comment about some restaurants

Some restaurants are not deaf-friendly. Even
when a deaf person points to the menu for
his dish choice, the waiter may not be
cooperative (no explanation of specials,
no query about meat being rare done or
medium done or well done, etc). An
activist said such restaurants has
walls for the deaf but doors for the
hearing – meaning deaf person cannot
go through the walls!

 

— 25 years to confess something

A deaf person denied his deafness for 25 years
until he finally gave up and confessed to a
hearing friend that he was deaf. 25 years?
No interpreters. No captions? No ADA
rules in his favor. Etc. Very sad.

 

 

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2019/11/04

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 4, 2019

— FCC wants to get tough with rule-breakers

The FCC has proposed new rules regarding misconduct
by rule-breakers, meaning those that work with Deaf
Relay Services but break rules with it. Keep in mind
there was a big scandal with our Relay Services not
that too many years ago.

 

— famous deaf inventor’s deaf wife

Thomas A. Edison, who was deaf, was an inventor
that was well known over the years. Not too many
people also know that his second wife, Mina,
was also deaf. They both functioned as hearing
people, meaning not knowing ASL at all.

 

— AA reaches out to the deaf

Alcoholics Anonymous has put in captions in
its latest video, in an effort to reach out
to the deaf in need of assistance. For more
information, go to Access@aa.org

 

 

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