2018/10/12

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 12, 2018

 

— a hearing person is anti-captions

A hearing person wrote in a newspaper editorial
that she is anti-captions. Her reasons – captions
interfere with voice dialogue; captions steal her
eyes from the film action; captions require
refocusing of eyes while watching the film;
captions interfere with the film movement;
captions cut off parts of the screen. Does
DeafDigest editor feel sorry for the hearing
woman? No – if the woman hates captions she
should look for non-captioned movies!

 

 

— seeing a trend; more flashing devices at work

Years ago, not too many work places had flashing
devices for the deaf. Deaf employees (office or
factory or garage, etc) just had to use their
eyes. There have been stories recently of
flashing devices on fork lifts for the benefit
of deaf operators, and of printing presses having
these devices for the benefit of deaf pressmen.
In a perfect world, all deaf work places are
fully outfitted with these flashing devices,
even at offices where deaf employees sit on their
desks!

 

 

— deaf apartment renters or deaf house owners

There was a survey, saying that more deaf people
rent apartments as opposed to buying homes.
Big reason is that buying a home is more complicated,
requiring use of interpreters to deal with realtors
and during the settlements. Renting an apartment
is less complicated. True or not true? Do not know.
But – buying a new car is almost just as complicated
as buying a new house (these hated paperwork moments)
yet there are many deaf people buying new cars!

 

 

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2018/10/11

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 11, 2018

 

— past governor lost to a deaf man

Arnold Schwarzenegger is well known as action actor, past California
governor, professional bodybuilder, etc. He lost to a deaf man – Lou
Ferrigno for the role as Hulk in the TV series. Lou won because
he was bigger in size than Arnold! Both men are friends now,
but in the past, they were rivals.

 

— be careful when wearing a certain T-shirt design

A deaf man was wearing a deaf-theme T-shirt. A hearing
man didn’t like the T-shirt because he thought it was
gang-related. As a result the deaf man was assaulted.
The deaf man was not able to explain to the angry
hearing man that it was a deaf-theme and not a
gang-related theme. The hearing man was arrested
and sentenced to a term in prison; he previously
was never in trouble!

 

— research says 50 percent of deaf employees have been mocked by hearing

A research said 50 percent of deaf employees have been mocked
by hearing employees? True or not true? 50 percent or higher or
lower? Hard to say – but is it mocking if a hearing person mouths
“deaf mute” with someone else while talking about that deaf person
who happened to lipread that word?

 

 

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2018/10/10

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 10, 2018

— Dragon Prince: choice between deaf and hard of hearing actress

Aaron Ehasz, not deaf, produced a Netflix fantasy –
Dragon Prince. He had a choice – use a sign language
deaf cartoon character wtih a cartoon interpreter
speaking out for her – or to use a hard of hearing
cartoon character that would sign and speak for herself.
He chose the deaf character with an interpreter character.

 

— hiring a language officer

A language officer was hired by a city council.
That officer will oversee various languages,
including sign language. His job is to make
sure all public announcements, visual displays,
and visual postings are announced in these
different languages. Language Police? Sort of!
That city council is Belfast City Council in
Northern Ireland; it didn’t say if the
language officer must be fluent in sign
language!

 

— deaf poker player at World League Poker Championships

Richy Mackie, who is deaf, will be competing at Las Vegas’
World League Poker Championships. It is his third
participation at the championships. He plays poker
full time, saying “Poker has become somewhat more than
a hobby”

 

 

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2018/10/09

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 9, 2018

— a cop in Ohio understood the weapon gesture

A deaf man came to a cop that was patrolling the
Youngstown, Ohio downtown and used a gesture
to indicate a gun. The cop caught the gesture
and followed the deaf man to a nearby store
where a robbery was in progress. The robbers
were arrested. It took place in the 1950’s.
If this same gesture was used nowadays, would
the panicky police officers draw their
weapons on the innocent deaf man who was trying
to say something?

 

— a deaf movie with a terrible plot

A new South Korean movie is titled Bo-ri.
It revolved around a hearing girl, the only
hearing member of an all-deaf family. She
feels rejected by the family because she
is not deaf like her family members. She
does everything to make herself deaf –
listening to loud music and diving into
deep sea. Rescued she was sent to
a hospital. She wakes up as a deaf girl.
The critics have said it was a bad movie
with a bad plot.

 

— helping the deaf hear the light, not hear the sound

Does light create noise? Well, a group of German
scientists is trying to come up with a special
device that would help the deaf to hear the light.
Not exactly sure how it works, but these scientists
say it works.

 

 

 

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2018/10/08

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 8, 2018

 

— a hearing employer grateful to have deaf employees

A hearing employer has several deaf employees. He said
he was grateful to have them. They come to work and do
the job. Hearing employees? Forget it, he said. They
don’t show up on time; they take time off without
advance notice; they don’t work hard.

 

— strange promise by a national park in Rwanda

There are gorillas at the Volcanoes National Park
in Rwanda. The park staff said they give extra
special attention to deaf tourists. Extra special
attention? Not sure what it means – an interpeter
fluent in tourists’ sign language; or a tourist
guide gesturing to the deaf; or deaf tourists just
given printed scripts of guide’s speech? So,
vague, the park is.

 

— understanding and not understanding the interpreter

A deaf man was arrested. He was given an interpeter;
he said he understood what the interpreter was saying.
But in the court room, this same deaf person said he
did not understand the interpreter, meaning he also
did not understand his rights. Is he telling the
truth or just faking it in hopes of avoiding a
jail sentence. This is the issue the judge, the
prosecutor and the attorney are fighting over.

 

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