2017/10/04

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 4, 2017

 

— a perfect customer service job for the deaf

If a deaf person wishes for a career in customer
service, there is a perfect job. Look at:

http://deafdigest.com/perfect-job-for-deaf/

 

— overcoming a Deaf Pity Vote

Hollywood is full of jealous and spiteful people.
When Marlee Matlin won the Oscar for her performance
with the “Children of a Lesser God” these people
said she won because of Deaf Pity votes. Well,
fast forward into 2017, and so far she has
103 various credits (film, TV, public
appearances, etc). Most performers don’t even have
that many credits.

 

— “deaf” or “without hearing”

In USA, deaf people are often called deaf
or Deaf 0r hard of hearing or hearing impaired.
It is different in Indonesia. Deaf people
are called either deaf or without hearing.
Most deaf people want to be just called
deaf!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Australia Outback’s Scout
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/01/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

2017/10/03

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 3, 2017

 

— a three million dollar Deaf Mistake

A deaf relay provider made a $3 million dollar
mistake. It did not renew its domain name
and for three days last year, it was out of
service. The FCC did not like it and fined the
company $3 million dollars. To err is human –
as it happened to Dallas Cowboys, Microsoft,
Hotmail, Foursquare and Heinz. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/oops-three-million-dollars/

 

— deaf in movies; yes, but deaf in TV, no

A disability advocacy group accused Hollywood
of half-discrimination; casting deaf performers
in movies, but not casting them on TV! Movies
any different from TV? Acting is acting is
acting.

 

— a North Korean mystery

North Korea is not a good nation to live;
people are starving; the government
shoots rockets and threatens War. Yet
they are good to the deaf! There is
World Federation of the Deaf office
in Pyongyang, which is headed by
a deaf German man. And also North
Korea worked with the United Nations
to give rights and needs to the deaf.
A big mystery, North Korea certainly is.

 

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

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

10/01/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

2017/10/02

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 2, 2017

 

— deaf volunters best during emergency training drills

An emergency training drill took place in Bellevue, Washington.
The training director had this to say about the deaf:

The deaf community actually brings in skills that we don’t have.
They tend to be better about communication, they are alert to
some things that we are sometimes not. They can be very helpful
about things that are slipping our mind

And as a matter of deaf teamwork, an ASL signing volunteer
worked with a non-ASL signing volunteer, and they worked
together very well.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/group-of-deaf-women-in-training/

 

— a CI lawsuit

A law web site mentioned a CI lawsuit against a
surgeon.

Reason was that the CI was implanted on the wrong
ear of a patient who was deaf in one ear. As a
result the patient became deaf in both ears!

 

— fake ASL by a cartoon character

The producers of Marvel’s “Inhumans” made a big time
blunder by having Black Bolt use very-fake ASL to
communicate with people around him. Black Bolt is
not deaf but cannot use his voice because it is
destructive and would cause harm everywhere.
Anyway, Marvel’s fans said the producer should
have hired a deaf ASL actor to play the Black
Bolt role!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— To get a hearing aid or get a CI?
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/01/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

2017/09/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 29, 2017

 

— a reason for a prison lawsuit

The Nebraska prison system has been slapped with a
lawsuit, alleging lack of accommodations for
deaf inmates. The problem is not that wardens
wish to refuse accommodations, but that the
state prisons are so overcrowded, making
fair and just accommodations impossible!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/crowded-prison/

 

— deaf-blind owner of a cross-fit gym

Brandon Tucker is deaf-blind. He is the owner of
his cross-fit gym – CrossFit Feliciana, located
in Saint Francisville, Louisiana. There was a
newspaper story about him – he probably
functions as a hearing person, despite his
profound deafness.

 

— a fishy excuse

DeafDigest mentioned that a deaf man was refused
service at a Burger King drive-in in Columbus,
Ohio. The server who refused him service (and
lost his job for that reason) said:

We didn’t know you were deaf

It is fishy because the deaf driver handed him
his burger order on a piece of paper and it
was refused. Would a hearing driver write
down his order on a piece of paper at a
drive-in window?

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— racetrack photographer
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

9/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

2017/09/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 28, 2017

 

– weird state law on interpreters

Iowa does not require licenses for spoken interpreting
in different languages for hearing immigrants (Spanish,
Arabic, Russian, Chinese, etc). Yet for ASL
interpreting it requires a license. And to apply
for a license ASL interpeters must pay $120.00.
There is a small loophole – ASL interpreters can
work for four years – with minimal supervision –
without having to apply for a license. But when
four years is up, it is a different story!
Making things worse is that the Iowa legislative
body have been avoiding this issue. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/legal-or-illegal-interpreters/

 

— Walmart manager suspends deaf-blind employee

Walmart is in hot water with the U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission. The Walmart store in Beloit,
Wisconsin suspended a deaf-blind employee, who was
employed for 16 years (with no problems). The
new Walmart manager didn’t like him, and suspended
him, saying he lacked paperwork that certified
him as deaf-blind. It was never a problem with the
previous managers! The Walmart corporate management
said the company does not allow discrimination and
is hoping to reach an agreement with EEOC and
with the deaf-blind employee.

 

— 342 year old deaf woman

A deaf woman at the age of 342? Well, people
tha love science fiction would know about the
“Electric Dreams” TV episdoes in Great
Britain. The latest episode involves
Irma, the 342-year old deaf woman that
is slowly approaching the last days of
her life!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— endless arguing over three key ADA words
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

2017/09/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 27, 2017

 

— Burger King refuses to serve deaf at drive-in window

A Burger King outlet in Columbus, Ohio refused to serve
a deaf driver at the drive-in window. The server who
would not serve is no longer employed. The deaf driver
filed a formal complaint; Burger King gave him an
apology and a free meal. See the picture of the
refusal at:

http://deafdigest.com/burger-king-refusing-a-deaf-driver/

 

— a stranded deaf-blind student

Jasmine Fillmore, is a deaf-blind student at
University of Kansas. She is a member of the
Student Senate Rights Committee, and a
meeting was scheduled. The interpreter never
showed up! Volunter committee members had
to text her the meeting proceedings. The
university has not commented on why the
interpreter never showed up.

 

— ADA compliance not a priority with many police leaders

Alex Vitale, not deaf, is a a sociology professor
at Brooklyn College (NY). He said many police leaders
do not give a priority with ADA compliance. Something
to do with lack of understanding of deaf culture.
Doesn’t matter how many ADA workshops and ADA
seminars at police academies and with in-house
training sessions, ADA is still not a high priority.
Very sad and very concerning.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— first TV program with leading deaf character
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

2017/09/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 26, 2017

 

— explaining pizza, monster and bear to the deaf audience

We already know about the story of a lifeguard, whose brother
is deaf, and wanted to help the deaf during the hurricane
in Florida. Not only he was not RID-certified, he really
didn’t now any sign language and just said “pizza, monster
and bear” while the speaker gave instructions on how to
evacuate. Why didn’t the Manatee County officials
ask for the lifeguard’s interpreting credentials
in the first place? See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/bad-interpreting-situation/

 

— 4 hours of training

A police academy spokesperson said that all police
recruits go through four hours of training on
how to deal with the deaf. And that during annual
workshops, all police officers are retrained.
Four hours! Enough or not enough? Do keep in mind
well trained police officers who may have never
encountered a deaf person in years may forget
what to do – even when he is being annually
retrained.

 

— a supermarket success story

Shoprite is a big supermarket chain in South Africa.
And there is a deaf success story. Philemon Lempe,
just 27 years old, is the general manager of a
Shoprite store in Lenasia, a city within the
metro Johannesburg metro area. What does he
do? Busy, busy and busy – all day – assigning
staff to different jobs in the store, picking
up trash off the floor, putting back cans that
customers picked up but left off elsewhere,
making sure all food items are stocked up
without running out and having to re-order,
throwing out food with expired dates,
making angry customers happy. Plus many
more. He always has his notepad and pen
with him when customers come to him.
His goal is to move up higher on the
corporate ladder.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Native American sign language vs ASL
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

2017/09/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 25, 2017

 

— an ugly deaf-police incident in Olathe

Olathe is where Kansas School for the Deaf is
located, and people pretty much know about
the deaf. Maybe except the police! A former
resident of Olathe said his car stalled,
making the police officer angry. The driver’s
passenger was not deaf and the police officer
came over, and asked for interpreting. The
deaf driver told the officer that he had
to find an interpreter on his own. This
only got the officer angrier, pulling out
his gun. Tempers cooled. But the next day
a complaint was filed with the Chief
of Police and the Olathe Chief of Police
and the Police Committee for Citizens with
Disabilities. Yes, the complaint was
ignored without an apology. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/police-officer-is-angry/

 

— a deaf Member of Parliament lost her seat

Deaf MP Mojo Mathers, who served in the New Zealand
parliament for six years, has lost her seat. Her
Green Party won only seven seats in the recent
election. Mojo was ninth on the party’s list,
meaning first seven could only get parliament
seats. She is in the prcess of cleaning out
her office and looking at employment options.
As the MP she constantly fought for deaf
rights in New Zealand, and for that reason,
fellow MP’s didn’t like her!

 

— another city requires TV captions (but a loophole)

Rochester City Council (NY) passed a new rule requiring
businesses with TV sets to turn on the captions.
This is great – but there is a loophole! Businesses
can take down TV sets to avoid captions, and avoid
making hearing patrons angry! Just hope it never
happens. Deaf community in Rochester is that big.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Hearing genes in an all-deaf family
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

2017/09/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 22, 2017

 

— bad news for deaf Uber drivers in one big city

Do we have deaf Uber drivers in London? If so,
then it is bad news. London has turned down Uber’s
license renewal. London said Uber is not the right
company to do business in the city because of
not providing safety to passengers. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bad-deaf-uber-news/

 

— the deaf of Florida

there was a discussion on a web site today. It
asked:

For Floridians with disabilities, a right to be rescued?

It said that when there are public announcement
warnings and sirens, the deaf do not know it.
Plus one joke interpreter two weeks ago.
This worries DeafDigest because there are several
large Deaf Communities in the state – South
Florida, St Augustine area, greater Tampa Bay
area and the Villages as well as several other
deaf communities. And even of the deaf of
the Key West. They deserve equal warning messages
that are given to their hearing neighbors.

 

— why is this happening in Oklahoma City?

A deaf man, who was mentally challenged, liked
to carry his steel pipe around while walking.
One cop didn’t like it and ordered him to
drop it. When the deaf man did not respond,
his neighbors screamed – he is deaf. Yet,
it did not stop the cop from shooting him.
It could happen to any of us – for innocent
reasons. A gesture. Not moving the car forward.
Moving towards the shirt pocket to get notepad
and pen. Moving towards the back pocket to get
the wallet. And so on. We have so many, so
many police workshops on how to deal with the
deaf. Yet, another deaf man is shot. Are
these workshops a joke?

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— reviving a dead sign language
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/17/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

2017/09/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 21, 2017

 

— a fireman that always thinks about helping the deaf

Erik Bailey is a hearing fireman with the Walpole, MA
Fire Department. Few months ago he chaired the
first “Emergency Preparedness for the Deaf” seminar.
And every day, he discusses with his fire department
on how to help the deaf in more ways. He has an
important reason – his wife is deaf and has Usher
syndrome. He is even taking interpreting classes
at a local college. Wish we had more police,
firemen and emergency personnel that always think
of the deaf. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/fireman-always-thinking-about-deaf/

 

— full length featured deaf film

A new full length featured deaf film is coming
out – Hedy & Heidi – the lost sister. It
is produced by Thomas Otto-Bruc, who is deaf.
Deaf actress Heidi Branch plays two roles
in the movie – as deaf twins Hedy and Heidi.
We have deaf producers that produce short
length deaf films, but to produce a full
length featured film is quite an
accomplishment. DeafDigest strongly
suspects the film will remind movie
viewers of “Switched at Birth” which
was not a movie but a TV sitcom that
ran for several years.

 

— very angry deaf model

A popular chain of health clubs in South Africa is
Virgin Active. This chain places ads in the
national media – and one of the models is
Simone Botha Welgemoed. She is deaf. And she
is very angry – because in a photo shoot
her cochlear implant was photoshopped out
of these modeling pictures! South Africa
ashamed of their top deaf model? Apparently
so!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— rights and issues important to deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/17/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/