2018/04/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 17, 2018

— deaf actor remembers Star Trek

Howie Seago, who is deaf, is a theatrical
actor with many plays to his credit. He rarely
appears on TV and movies, but at one time, he did
– with a Star Trek episode on a 1987 TV program.
In these days it was difficult to overcome
discrimination against deaf actors. Anyway he
came to the producers with a long list of
suggestions on how to use a deaf actor in
in Star Trek. The producers told they may
get back with him. He had to wait 6 months
before they gave him the good news. For
Howie, patience paid off. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-scene-in-star-trek/

 

— Starbucks and the deaf

We have read about the Starbucks controversy
in Philadelphia where two men were arrested
on trespassing charges even though they
were waiting for a third person to show
up. What about the deaf? Starbucks good
to the deaf or bad to the deaf? Seems
to be some good and some bad. Starbucks
has hired few deaf people as baristas,
but Starbucks has been slapped with
several lawsuits over the years on
discrimination issues.

 

— a comment by a 911 dispatcher

in a newspaper story a county dispatcher in Oregon
said that they prefer to get voice, not text
in case of emergencies, but are aware that
deaf people cannot use voice – but – with one
exception. A deaf person lives in that county;
the dispatchers know him (and his deaf voice).
When there is an emergency with him, he repeats
twice his name and his address with the
dispatcher. The police that come to his house
already know that he is deaf and could deal
with him appropriately.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— artist Goya’s biggest deafness irony
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

04/15/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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2018/04/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 16, 2018

— junk wood thrown away is valuable

There is a newspaper story today of Dominick Fusco,
Kalamazoo, MI. He is deaf and owns a business
that converts recycled (or junk) wood into
something valuable. He said:

I’ve been able to find a lot of old pieces that are
broken, something needs to be replaced on it.

His goal is to set up a storefront store where
hearing customers can purchase old wood products
(shelves, chairs, tables, etc) for use in their
houses. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/junk-wood/

 

— certified police agencies and the deaf

Ohio is trying to establish rules for police departments
to get certified. This means meeting standards for
police officers to effectively do their jobs. If
the police departments don’t, then they will get
on the list of town police departments that don’t
meet standards. It was a newspaper story today. But
what about police officers that detain deaf
individuals? This issue was not addressed at all!
How so very disappointing.

 

— biggest 911-text fear, not a joke

What is the biggest 911-text fear, and it is
not a joke? It is the computer screen of
the dispatcher that freezes up and locks up.
The dispatcher has a special button to tell
the bosses that there is a computer problem.
Doesn’t really help!

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— rare agreement between rival national organizations of the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

04/15/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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2018/04/13

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 13, 2018

 

— Deaf Super Heroes mixed together in a film

Mixing all Deaf Super Heroes together
in a sci-fi film? This task was made by a deaf
filmmaker; this fascinating mix of many
different characters, past, present and
future is found in the movie – Sign
Gene. It is being featured in English,
Japanese and Italian voices and sign
languages and is subtitled in English.
Everyone is deaf – the cast and the production
team. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sign-gene-production-team/

 

— volunteer interpreters in hospitals

Volunteer interpreters in hospitals?
Of course not in USA as we require
interpreters to be certified
professionals. But in Shanghai,
the interpreters are volunteers
according to a newspaper story!

 

— USA not winning the CI race

USA is not winning the CI race against
Europe. A survey that was posted said
that only half of deaf children get
CI’s in USA whereas 90 percent of
deaf European children get implanted.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— college named after a deaf person
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

04/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

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