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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 12, 2017


— a logo we may not want

Take a look at the picture (text under the picture
explains it all).

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— Americans refuse interpreters for foreign deaf

Are Americans in the habit of refusing interpreters
for deaf foreigners (because technically they are
not covered by ADA)? A while ago a Canadian
deaf woman was denied interpreter for her classes
at University of California (Berkeley). And now
this – a deaf Japanese woman, having problems with
the airport personnel in Hawaii, wanted an interpreter.
Her request was denied. Are Americans selfish about
not lending interpreters for foreign deaf?


— worried deaf organizations tell FCC

Ajit Pai, the FCC boss, does not really reach
out to the Deaf Community. As a result, the
deaf organizations are worried that he would
not encourage captions on newer and better
TV and video high tech standards. This is
why these deaf organizations – Telecommunications
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc., the National
Association of the Deaf, Hearing Loss Association
of America, the Association of Late-Deafened Adults,
and the Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization are
reaching out to him, instead of waiting for him
to reach out to us!



Latest deaf jobs

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— waste of money, Deaf Movie Consultants

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