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2018/10/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 15, 2018

 

— famous scientist was afraid of switched DNA’s

The late Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s most
famous scientists, was afraid of switched DNA’s
creating a race of superhumans. Could a deaf superhuman
race be created by doing the same thing?

 

— a network of over 1,000 radio stations sued over no captions

A deaf man filed a lawsuit against the National Public Radio
(NPR) for not captioning its videos. This is interesting because
NPR was created by an act of Congress and signed into bill by
past president Lyndon B. Johnson. While not a federal agency
it is surprising that a national network, helped by the
federal act of congress, would not caption its videos!

 

— playing in the dark

Deaf gamers have complained about lack of captions
on some of the video games they played. Why not
just use eyes? Can’t! Some of the games are played
in total darkness. Hearing gamers can listen for
sounds. Deaf gamers can’t. This is why a group
of deaf gamers are making efforts to force
game software programmers to put in captions on
all of their games.

 

 

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