2018/06/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 29, 2018

 

— some of NTID’s interesting alumni members

NTID is 50 years old. As with all universities,
some of alumni members hold down interesting
jobs. One such interesting job is U.S. Customs
and Border Protection agriculture specialist.
Some people entering USA try to sneak in food and
plants which are illegal and which may require
noses of dogs to sniff these out. To get an
idea of what this job requires, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/blocking-illegal-plants/

 

— an agreement with Netflix many of us didn’t know

From time to time the Deaf Community has a beef
with Netflix over captioning issues. The latest one
is Queer Eye. Actor Karamo Brown has complained that
what he said on the screen is being messed up by
Netflix. Yet, many of us remember that Netflix
has agreed to caption all of their videos.
What many of us do not remember was the Netflix
agreement made in 2012 to caption exactly word
for word would expire in 2016, after four
years. What this means is that Netflix will
continue to caption, but will not promise
word-for-word captions.

 

— NFL agreement is disappointing

The NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell fined Jerry Richardson
$2.75 million because of workplace abuses. Richardson
has been forced to sell his Carolinas Panthers franchise
and to get out of football. The agreement was to distribute
$2.75 million to these three agencies – Beauty for Ashes
Ministry, Inc, Black Women’s Blueprint and Women of Color
Network, Inc. These agencies are deserving of these
funds – but what about deaf agencies that deal with
domestic abuses? Zero dollars. So disappointing!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— auctions without interpreters
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/06/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 28, 2018

— Deaf could have been involved in World Cup

Is World Cup involving the deaf in any way?
Probably not unless African soccer balls
are being used. There is only one soccer balls
manufacturer in Africa, and it is in Zambia.
That factory has 150 employees and 60 of
them are deaf! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/soccer-balls-factory/

 

— Alaska State Troopers TV program

Alaska State Troopers is a TV program.
Three episodes were of interest to the
deaf. Car with stuck horn, owned by a
hearing man; police warning of a K-9
dog; police warning of being tasered.
The deaf cannot hear all of them.
And Alaska, being a huge state, only
has few interpreters.

 

— legal to throw a person out of restaurant

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, of the White House
staff, was kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant
in Lexington, VA. People involved with the law
said it is legal to kick her out because of her
political views. Well, what if a deaf person owns
a restaurant, and another deaf person comes
in, he can be legally kicked out, if both of
them have political views opposite of each
other (ASL vs oral; CI vs no-CI; Deaf
Culture vs anti-Deaf Culture, and so on).

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf-published comic book
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/06/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 27, 2018

 

— reason stage performers hate interpreters

We have heard stories of stage performers (actors,
comedians, singers) hating interpreters. Even
some of them have physically pushed the interpreters
off the stage. Why? Many perfomers have huge
egos and want audience attention on them, and
not on interpreters. This is what one comedian,
himself that welcomes interpreters, said! A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpreters-and-rock-stars/

 

— a police-warning device

Do we need police-warning device? There was a
National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo
that took place recently. One of the proposed
inventions was a police-warning device. It is
a bracelet that blinks lights when a police
officer is nearby. This is a puzzle. If we are
doing nothing wrong, then why would a nearby
police officer scare us?

 

— a deaf child separated from his hearing mother

There are horror stories of migrant children separated
from their parents. One such story involves a
deaf child taken away from his hearing mother.
An attorney working with the hearing mother said:

Her son is deaf, so they can’t communicate.
That means a short voice telephone call is
impossible.

Very sad!

 

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

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

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & 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

2018/06/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 26, 2018

— reading skills important in restaurant kitchens

Deaf people face discrimination when they want to
work in restaurant kitchens. A restaurant boss said:

Many restaurants don’t hire the deaf and I don’t
understand why. As long as kitchen cooks can
read the notes, they can work. Doesn’t matter if
they are deaf or hearing?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/important-non-communications-in-kitchen/

 

— four railroad derailments in two months

A railyard yard manager, not deaf, complained that
that his railroad company had four derailed
trains in two months. It was not on the
railroad tracks, but in the railroad repair
yard. Asked if these hearing employees follow
procedures to get trains moved from one track
to another track, the manager said:

they have eyes and they just don’t see!

 

Deaf people have eyes and they see because
they cannot hear. Hearing people have
ears and they often don’t use it.

 

— Mercedes Benz and the deaf

Mercedes Benz is one of the best automobiles
in the world. Their mechanics are so important
that this automaker hires full time recruiters
to look for skilled mechanics everywhere.
Could deaf mechanics work on Mercedes Benz
cars? There was a story of four deaf
mechanics working on a Mercedes Benz
Sprinter Van. They work together, using
hand signals and gestures because they
cannot shout out instructions!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— first deaf public protest
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/06/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 25, 2018

— Legoland tells deaf children to go away

A group of deaf children wanted to enter the
Legoland playground but were not permitted
to do so – because of their deafness. It took
place in Tokyo. The Legoland headquarters said
they made a mistake and has given an apology.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/refusing-to-allow-deaf-children/

 

— Dummy Hoy wins an interesting honor

The Society for American Baseball Research voted Dummy Hoy
as the Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend for this year.
The strong hint that society says is that Hoy definitely
belongs to the Hall of Fame but isn’t. He is not the only
deaf ball player with that Overlooked honor. The first one
was Pete Browning in 2009!

 

— interpreters are sometimes attorneys!

Do interpreters function as attorneys? No,
because they do not have legal degrees –
but there are situations that interpreters
worry about – medical, mental health, VRS,
VRI, working with Deaf/Blind, courtroom,
confidentality issues, etc. This was the
issue raised in a workshop for interpreters
wanting to know these dangerous legal
issues!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— trapped hearing burglar
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/06/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 22, 2018

— hearing aid, yes; deaf, no!

A child was given hearing aids at the age
of five without parents knowing the reason
for it. The parents did not realize that
deaf people may need hearing aids to be
able to hear better. They thought hearing
aids were for something else. How so very
shocking! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hearing-aid-confusion/

 

— our confused members of the Congress

Do members of the Congress know what ADA is all
about? It is assumed that they do – yet nearly
105 members of the Congress have asked
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to clarify
what ADA is all about with these web sites.
Deaf people require web sites to be captioned,
so why are these people in Congress so confused
about?

 

— Deaf Remote vs Hearing Remote

Deaf people use thumb on their remote to change
channels on Cable TV. Hearing people use voice
on their Amazon Fire TV Cube to change channels.
Amazon discriminating against the deaf?

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— captioning devices vs captioning glasses
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/06/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 21, 2018

— AMC and the deaf moviegoer

AMC is now offering $20 monthly subscription to
compete with MoviePass. Worth it or not?
Worth it if AMC offers open captions. Not
worth it if AMC only offers captioning
devices. Your choice! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/amc-offering/

 

— The deaf and Dept of Education & Dept of Labor

The White House wants to merge the Department of
Education and the Department of Labor. They say
Education is the responsbility of the states.
If this happens, there are issues – mainstreaming,
residential schools, IEP, Gallaudet, NTID and so on.
People with Department of Labor may not care.

 

— deaf hating it

When mingling with the hearing (at school,
or at work, or at parties or at events)
there is one thing all deaf people hate.
It is faking everything with nodding
and smiling and even laughing when
hearing people say something that deaf
people don’t understand. This is what
a young deaf adult wrote in a web posting.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— challenges for interpreters
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/06/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 20, 2018

— ADA says it is OK to text

Is texting the same as instant messaging?
AOL’s once-popular IM has been shut down,
but when one texts from iPhone to another
iPhone then ADA says it is OK. This is in
reference to training at a place of
employment without interpreters, without
captions, without written notes. ADA
says texting (as instant messaging) is
a reasonable accommodation. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/ada-says-workplace-texting-is-ok/

 

— reasons some deaf don’t want Deaf ID card

In some states there is a Deaf ID card (driver’s
license is an example). There are always some
deaf people that don’t want to be identified as
deaf on these ID cards. A big reason is unwanted
sympathy. Another reason is feeling vulnerable if
hearing people find out their deafness and try to
take advantage.

 

— mostly deaf-run dairy factory

Masaka Creamery Ltd is a factory where
milk and yogurt and other dairy products
are made. This creamery has nearly
20 deaf employees (ten other employees
are not deaf). It was the idea of Jon Porter,
not deaf, who made it a point to hire the
deaf. This company has been in business for
two years and is located in Kigali, Rwanda.

 

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

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

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & 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

 

 

2018/06/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 19, 2018

 

— vague drone law about the deaf

Drone is officially called “Small Unmanned Aircraft
Systems” by the Federal Aviation Administration.
People just call it the drone. If one wishes to use
the drone for business purposes, then the FAA says:

Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English
(exceptions may be made if the person is unable to
meet one of these requirements for a medical reason,
such as hearing impairment)

 

Is FAA saying that if a deaf person cannot read
or speak or write or understand English, then
he may be given a license to operate a drone?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-and-the-drone/

 

— Marlee Matlin, the producer

Marlee Matlin, the actress. Now Marlee Matlin, the
producer. She is coming up with a new deaf
documentary, aired by A&E on September 5th.
The title is “Deaf Out Loud” and it features
three deaf families trying to raise their
deaf children in a hearing world.

 

— deaf and hearing and deaf and hearing, back and forth

DeafDigest has mentioned video character Hawkeye
as deaf. Actually he is back and forth – deaf and
hearing, deaf and hearing, deaf and hearing, and
so on.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— professor, honest or insulting
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2018/06/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 18, 2018

 

— hearing authors avoid print books

An avid deaf reader of serious novels complained
that more authors avoid print books, prefering
their stories to be told in audio. They are
actually discriminating against their deaf
readers – unless these audios are captioned!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/book-about-deaf-in-audio/

 

— app to help the deaf with doctors

Two medical students are developing an
app that is supposed to help the deaf
when they visit doctors or hospitals.
This app has many features – interpreted
and captioned videos explaining different
medical issues; deaf patients explaining
to doctors about their pain and illnesses.
Also explaining about different types of
medicines.

 

— story on deaf students at a major state university

Are deaf students happy while attending a major state
university? Many are not. Reasons are – feeling
left out, feeling ignored, professors forgetting to
turn on captions in classroom videos, lack of
campus understanding of deafness, interpreters
whose signs are difficult to understand, curious
hearing students not willing to learn ASL, and so on.
It was the focus of long newspaper story about that
big state public university.

 

 

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

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

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/