2020/05/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 19, 2020

— the TV talk show host is deaf

Jessica Kellgren-Fozard is deaf and she has
worked as a TV talk show host – discussing
many topics and issues with her guests.
Which TV program in USA? Sorry, it is a
program aired in Great Britain. Can happen
in Great Britain but not in USA! She functions
as a hearing person, voice and without an
interpreter despite her profound-deafness.

 

— these hated up and down wi-fi issues

Deaf people stay at home and use the wi-fi
to stay connected to the hearing world – and
when wi-fi goes up and down, as it often does,
then it becomes very frustrating. Never easy
to ask the hearing world for wi-fi assistance.
DeafDigest prays Covid-19 will go away for good!

 

— using social media instead of using interpreters

Many deaf people don’t use sign language, and so,
interpreters are useless. And some TV networks
blur out the faces of interpreters for reasons
we do not understand, nor accept. And when these
programs are not captioned, it forces the deaf
people to go to social media to try to figure out
what the TV programs won’t tell us!

 

 

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2020/05/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 18, 2020

— “ADA” all over the world

USA has one of the world’s strongest ADA laws. What
about other nations? The Disability Rights Education
and Defense Fund said that exactly 181 nations have
their own “ADA” laws. Keep in mind some of these
laws are strong, and some are just a joke!

 

— probably will not happen in USA

DeafDigest has mentioned that character Ben Mitchell
has become late-deafened because of an accident in
an EastEnders boating scene. The British producers
have worked with a deaf agency to introduce things
in the upcoming programs that deaf people know, that
hearing people do not realize – sign language, captions,
interpreters, flashing signalers, deaf-friendly stores,
anti-deaf hearing attitudes, etc. Can only happen in Great
Britain TV, but probably never in USA TV!

 

— the hated parking lot sign

Deaf people use the relay or on-line to order food
from a supermarket for their curbside pick ups.
And when deaf people arrive at the parking lot
there is a sign that says:

CALL US WHEN YOU ARRIVE ON OUR 800 NUMBER

Bad enough when Covid-19 forces the deaf to use
unlipreadable masks let alone forcing them to
re-confirm 2 or 3 times after getting the first
confirmation of their supermarket order!

 

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2020/05/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 15, 2020

— our Bobblehead terps

Is it a trend? To date, we have seen two
terps honored with their own Bobbleheads.
It was different years ago, our terps would
come home, satisfied from a good day with
their interpreting assignments!

 

— no online theater for the deaf

Many deaf people love going to the theater
(both hearing and deaf theatrical plays).
Because of the Pandemic, a number of theaters
have moved their plays online. Captions for
the deaf? Deaf West Theatre artistic director
David Kurs said less than 15 percent of
these online plays are captioned. It is not
fair that sports programs online are captioned
for deaf people that love sports, but plays
are not captioned for deaf people that love
the theater!

 

— The Clear Mask and the FDA

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not
approve the Clear Mask (that the deaf people love)
for public use. FDA actually approves Clear Mask
for one-time surgical room operations, but not for
public use. Why? Ask the FDA!

 

 

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2020/05/14

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 14, 2020

— deaf people wanting to buy houses

A real estate advisor said that deaf people that
want to buy houses need to use the services
of a deaf realtor or ASL-fluent realtor.
True – but not every major city has a
deaf realtor or ASL-fluent realtor!

 

— suggested reading for the deaf, books on body language

To avoid boredom during the Pandemic quarantine, there
was a suggestion – read books on body language so that
deaf people would know which hearing people discriminate
against them. Some hearing people may not say a word but
their anti-deaf body language may speak volumes!

 

— hearing afraid of deaf drivers

Are hearing drivers afraid of deaf drivers?
There was a story in a newspaper in the
Philippines about hearing drivers being
afraid of deaf drivers! They see the “DEAF”
word on their license plants and know the
driver is deaf. As a result, they drive
away from the deaf, even if it means
high speed on the highways just to
avoid the deaf. It is hard to believe.

 

 

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2020/05/13

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 13, 2020

— must cast a deaf actress or else

Do directors tell their studios that they
must cast deaf actresses or else? This
was what John Krasinski, the director
of the movie – A Quiet Place – told them.
That was the reason why Millicent Simmonds,
a deaf actress, was cast! It didn’t matter
to Krasinski that he knew nothing about
the deaf or of Deaf Culture or of deafness.
He just want her cast. How many Hollywood
directors have the courage that Krasinski
had? Maybe practically none.

 

— patience, patience and patience says the Deaf Triplets

Deaf Kuhn Triplets (Chris, Craig and Curt), all employed
at Illinois School for the Deaf, were interviewed in a
newspaper story. They agreed on one thing – patience,
patience and patience when trying to communicate with the
hearing while wearing these face masks. Ain’t easy,
they all said. Yes, it is the same Kuhn triplets that
graduated from Gallaudet and played baseball and
football together. They were one of the nation’s
most publicized collegiate baseball players, hitting
quite a few media outlets during their time years back.

 

— the hearing foreman and the deaf employees

There was an obit in one of today’s newspapers
about a long time foreman in a factory
tht employed the deaf. It said he learned
signs to communicate with them and they all
became friends. DeafDigest editor has a
question, never mind sign language and
friendships – did the foreman promote
the deaf to better factory positions or
gave them pay raises? No one likes to
work at dead-end, low pay jobs, be it
in the factory or in the office.

 

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