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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 23, 2011

– Best fast food drive-in for the deaf

There are some fast food drive-in that are accessible
to the deaf. But the best one is Culver’s in Portage,
Wisconsin. It is fully accessible as compared to others
that are of limited accessibility. As a result, a good
number of deaf patrons have picked up their orders
at this Portage outlet. Other fast food places won’t
use this accessibility system because of costs involved.
This is why we appreciate the willingness of this Portage
outlet reaching out to the deaf.


– Inside Gallaudet’s House One

Gallaudet’s House One, is like the White House. It is the
residence of Gallaudet presidents and their families.

What does it look like?

It has 35 rooms.

First floor is a musuem

Second floor is President Hurwitz’s office and also 2
guest rooms

Third floor has two other guest rooms, a family room;
First Lady Hurwitz’s office and a second kitchen

Basement is for storage

A DVD will be distributed next year to show history
of House One


– Do you want to learn how to surf the waves?

Deaf people, of all ages, that want to learn how to
surf, will have a chance on May 21st at Hanna Park
in Jacksonville, Florida. This is when sign language
instructors from the Florida Surfing Association
will teach the deaf how to surf. Amanda, one of the
instructors, is a NTID graduate.

– Hearing invisible voices for deaf actors in movies?

Deaf actors cannot play hearing speaking roles in movies.
Could that change in future hearing movies? Well, if you
watched the movie “Mars Needs Moms” you may not realize
that a voice of a 37-year old actor was switched with
a voice of a 9-year old kid. This is a trick filmmakers
play with computers. Who knows – some day a skilled deaf
actor could “speak” on the film with a switched hearing
voice! This will give employment to deaf actors.

– A person cannot use deafness as an excuse to avoid jail

Marcus Wilson, a deaf burglar from England, told the
judge, during court hearing that he should not go to prison
because of his deafness. Judge Michael Stokes said no,
telling him deafness is no excuse for breaking the law
and sentenced him to 1 1/2 years in jail. He was arrested
for breaking into many homes and stealing electronic
gear and jewelry.

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