2019/02/13

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 13, 2019

 

— real reason for Seattle Starbucks lawsuit

DeafDigest mentioned that deaf baristas in Seattle
filed a discrimination lawsuit against Starbucks.
It has happened too often; the boss that hired the
deaf liked their work performance and gave them
great employee reviews. This boss left; a new boss,
who apparently didn’t like the deaf, started
discriminating against them!

 

— a section of the law no one talks about

Many deaf people know what is ADA; they also know
what is Section 504. But how many deaf people know
about Section 1557? It is part of the Affordable
Care Act, which also does not allow discrimination
in federally-funded health care programs. If a
deaf person hires an attorney, just make sure
that attorney knows what Section 1557 is all about!

 

— sign-language museum tours do not help non-signing deaf

There are always stories of museems hiring sign language
tour guides to help the deaf tourists. Nothing has been
ever mentioned about deaf tourists that do not know
sign language. Not every deaf person knows sign
language!

 

 

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2019/02/12

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 12, 2019

— Starbucks good or bad to deaf

Starbucks opened all-signing store near
Gallaudet in Washington, DC. Yet, there
was an ugly lawsuit years back about
Starbucks discriminating against the
deaf in New York. And now just this –
that Starbucks is accused of discriminating
against deaf baristas in Seattle, a city
which takes its coffee seriously. So,
Starbucks good to us or bad to us?
DeafDigest editor, by the way, loves his
Starbucks coffee.

 

— Super Bowl or Mannix TV program

Mannix was a popular detective TV sitcom during
the sixties and seventies. Yes, it was not captioned.
But anyway, Sanford Diamond, a deaf actor, took part
in one episode, but what a joke it was. He only
appeared on that episode for just one second. If
one blinked his eye, he would miss that deaf actor.
It is the same thing with the Super Bowl. The deaf
signer of the National Anthem was shown on the TV
for – just one second! So, Mannix or 2019 Super Bowl?

 

— sign language in hearing film

“Wonder” is said to be the first movie to be interpreted
in sign language. It is a fourth option to open captions,
the closed captions via devices and the special audio
assistance for hard of hearing. The credit for this
sign language innovation belongs to Nyle DiMarco, who
pushed for it.

 

 

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2019/02/11

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 11, 2019

— a switch from one sign language to another

Deaf people of Iceland, until 1910, used sign language
of Denmark as their own language. Because of national
pride, these Icelandic deaf people slowly developed
their own sign language and over the years, dropped
the Danish sign language in favor of their own!

 

— a comment from a police dispatch center

A spokesperson from a police dispatch center
said:

we do not automatically follow up on text 911
calls until we make sure these are not
accidental calls!

 

— dismissing a deaf ADA discrimination lawsuit

A judge in Louisiana dismissed a deaf ADA discrimination
lawsuit (no interpreter in a hospital stay). Reason was
that there was no proof or evidence nor paperwork by the
deaf litigant, saying that her ADA rights were violated.
The hospital legal team did provide the documents the
judge wanted.

 

 

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