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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 11, 2017

— most common question in ASL classes

It is almost always that on the first day of
ASL classes, no matter if it is high school
or college – that the deaf ASL instructor
would ask this question:

Have you ever met a deaf person before?

Few hands will be raised – saying they have a
deaf cousin, or a deaf neighbor or a deaf
friend or even a deaf boyfriend/girlfriend.
But for most of those in the class, they
have never saw a deaf person in their life!
A picture is at:


— a rarity, a repeat winner

We have young deaf women that win Pageants. But
Emma Faye Rudkin, who is deaf, is a rarity.
She just won the Miss San Antonio pageant
again! She won her first pageant in 2015 and
then recently. Pageant winners are once and
done – but not apparently so in her case.


— the Pinocchio is deaf

We know the famous story of the Pinocchio,
the puppet that wants to be a real life kid.
And that the more he tells lies, the longer
his nose grows. But a Deaf Pinocchio?
Yes, a twist on the original story is part
of an upcoming play in Chicago. A mixture
of deaf and hearing actors will use ASL and
voice. A deaf actress will play the
Pinocchio role while a hearing actor
will play the Geppetto role. The play
is in both ASL and voice. Will her
nose grow longer with her lies?



Latest deaf jobs

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— important deaf jobs that deaf don’t apply

4/09/17 Blue and Gold editions at:

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