A COMMON ARGUMENT AT POST OFFICE MANY YEARS AGO
Years ago many deaf families watched
Captioned Movies at home with their 16mm
The post office delivered these films to
their homes. They had to go back to the post
office to return these films.
It was always same old story – arguing with
the confused post office clerks – some thought
postage was free; some thought postage was
library rate; some thought postage was regular
A MISUNDERSTOOD SIGN AT GALLAUDET
A Gallaudet student came from New York,
where everyone signed Fanwood (New York
School for the Deaf) with a residential
The student was puzzled when other
students from different states used
the same residential school sign and
thought they all came from Fanwood.
He realized it was just a residential
school sign, no matter where they
AUTOMATIC EMPLOYER EXCUSE
A deaf person was job-seeking. He could
not find a job.
During one interview, the employer says
all employees must be able to communicate
with customers, and that a deaf person cannot
The deaf person said he could write his
responses on paper or through relay service.
The employer’s automatic excuse:
Sorry, I cannot hire you.
It happened in Great Britain, where there
is no ADA. If the employer said the same
thing in USA, he will be sued.
HEARING ASL STUDENT’S BIGGEST THRILL
What is the biggest thrill and also the
biggest dream of many hearing ASL students?
It is bumping into a deaf person and fully
communicating with him in ASL!
WORDS VERY EASY TO LIPREAD
A deaf person walking his dog can easily
lipread a little hearing girl asking:
Can I pet him?
If the little hearing girl said something
different, just forget it!
CAPTIONS ON UNITED AIRLINES
United Airlines that fly to Europe have captions
on some of their movies.
This is great – but what is not so great is
that most of their movies are not captioned.
Hearing people have more choices with their
movies; deaf choices are limited.