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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 7, 2018


— a rare deaf-owned business in Brazil

Breno Oliveira is deaf and was frustrated, not being
able to find employment opportunities in Brazil.
Instead he went out and established his own
gelato ice cream business in Aracaju, a city
of some 600,000 people. Most of his employees
are deaf. He established this business a year
ago and it is still going on strong. Something
in the picture is rather unusual:


— deaf employees getting or not getting raises

A newspaper story today was headlined:

Everyone asks for raises, but white men are most likely
to get them, a new study suggests

Are deaf employees discriminated against when asking
for pay raises? DeafDigest is wondering!


— racist word in news captions

A major captioning company was fired because one of the
captioners keyed in a word that was racist even though
the voiced word was not racist! The captioning company
apologized for keying in the wrong word, but damage
was done.


Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— physician, deaf and frustrated

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