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Deaf Digest Gold – October 23, 2011

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nightmare-with-relay/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition)

PRETEND ACTORS IN HEAVY DEMAND The Washington Post recently ran a story on Pretend Actors being in heavy demand. Pretend? These actors play out the roles of patients in hospitals and medical offices – to teach medical school students as well as with nurses and medical technicians on how to deal with problems and issues. The article, however, did not say if there were Deaf Pretend actors. Deaf patients go to medical appointments, demand interpreters and get angry when there is none. Would be great if we had Deaf Pretend actors. Not sure if we had any.

YES, ADA, BUT I WON’T PAY! An official with a college’s Office of Disability Services, in so many words, said “you deserve an interpreter, but we won’t pay” It went like this:

if you wish to attend a workshop, you must contact the workshop sponsor for an interpreter

if you wish to attend a college theatrical play, you must contact the drama department for an interpreter

if you wish to attend a fraternity reunion, you can ask us for an interpreter but there are no promises!

Bottom line is: we won’t pay but let them pay!

A YOUNG DEAF WOMAN IN SAUDI ARABIA Mention Saudi Arabia, and one will think of oppression of women, be it deaf or hearing. Well, there was a newspaper story of Manal Al-Azoori, a 25-year old deaf woman that lives in Saudi Arabia. She is one of the finalists for the Best Entrepreneur of the Year as hosted by the Youth Business International, a British group. She operates her own beauty center in Jeddah, and she has made it a point to hire deaf women. She had hoped to enroll at King Abdul Aziz University, but deaf students could not be admitted. Instead she became a business woman.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO (all videos are captioned)

deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-license-inspector/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos, old and new, are always captioned.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING We have many, many organizations, international, national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people. One such organization is:

Empire State Association of the Deaf

Visit: http://deafdigest.com/empire-state-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

my hearing aid makes people think I am stupid

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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

a newspaper story said:

A hearing- and speech-impaired man met a new friend who is also a similarly disabled.

what is wrong with

A deaf man met a new friend who is also deaf

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