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DeafDigest Gold – February 3, 2019

DeafDigest Gold – February 3, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
The United Nations said that while we have 7,000
languages (including sign languages) all over
the world, about 2,400 of them, sign language
included, may disappear for good in the coming
years.
There are complaints about slow 911-text responses.
One big reason is shortage of operators at
911 dispatch centers. This has become a concern
among deaf advocates.
Steven Hoppe, a Mesa, Arizona, firefighter,
was born with some hearing loss. He probably
functions as a hearing person, anyway.
He took part in TV’s The Titan Games, but
didn’t win.
Last minute requests for interpreters for
public events will be turned down for
public events in Michigan. What this means
is that if the deaf find out at last minute
about these public events, they are still
out of luck.
The Virginia House of Delegates passed a
bill to change the state law books wording
from hearing-impaired to deaf or hard of
hearing.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
COMMUNICATING WITH A HEARING PERSON
    There are four different ways for a deaf person
to communicate with a hearing person.
– gesturing, but some hearing people can’t follow gestures
– sign language, but some hearing people can’t sign
– body language, but some hearing people can’t follow body language
    The fourth way is the best – use pen and pad!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A JOB-HUNTING FRUSTRATION
    A deaf man, with a college degree in Computer Science,
was a frustrated job hunter.
    At one computer firm, he took the exam and got a
perfect score with no errors.
    He was introduced to the company Human Resources
person. That person knew sign language; he learned
signs as a former dormitory counselor at a residential
school for the deaf.
    A deaf man with a perfect exam score and a Human
Resources man that knows ASL. This should be great
news for the deaf job hunter.
    But the company did not offer him a job! This
deaf man later found a new job but it was not with
computers.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I recently went to see an optometrist for my yearly eye exam.
It was difficult due to my limited vision.
The doctor used eye drops to dilate my pupils.
It was no fun.  First thing, it burned my eyes!
When I went outside, it felt like I was at the “Pearly Gate”!
It took several days to get my eyes back to “normal”.
It seemed dark inside the house for a very long time.
Next year, I need to choose if dilation is worth the suffering!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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