2017/05/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 19, 2017

— a puzzling claim by South Africa

A newspaper in South Africa said that Magteld Smith,
a deaf woman, is the world’s only deaf medical researcher.
Only? Not true – we have had, over the years, deaf
researchers in the medical field. In the past there
were deaf magazines (especially Silent Worker and
Deaf American) that ran few stories on these deaf
medical researchers. A picture of a current medical
researcher that is deaf is at:

http://deafdigest.com/a-deaf-man-and-his-deaf-car/

 

 

— driving while using deaf devices

Pennsylvania announced a crackdown on drivers that
text while driving. The announcement also said:

prohibited use of hearing impairment devices

Hearing impairment devices? Guess that means
texting while driving and also using Facetime
with ASL while driving. What this means if you
need to text or to Facetime, then pull over.

 

 

— a big shock: Indiana says they can discriminate

A deaf man filed a lawsuit against the state of
Indiana for discrimination by refusing to give
him an interpreter in a court case. The judge
ruled against Indiana. The state appealed;
the state deputy attorney general said his
state may discriminate in some court
services. So shocking and so disappointing
for the state to consider the deaf as
Second Class citizens, subject to
discrimination.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— self-taught deaf astronomer, won honors
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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2017/05/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 18, 2017

 

— dumbest question asked of a deaf woman

From a posting on the internet, a deaf woman
said she was asked by a hearing person:

How do deaf women have babies?

a picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/dumbest-question/

 

— twisted economics

An African economist said that nations with
low national income have the highest
number of deaf children. Not sure why he
said that – rich families can have deaf
children as well as low income families!

 

— half silent, half talkie movie with captions

Shown on TV recently was “Weary River” produced
in 1929. At that time silent films were going out
and talkie films were coming in. To bridge both
generations, this film was half-silent and half-talkie.
Shown on TV was this modified film with captions
thrown in with these silents captions! In other
words, for each scene, one can see captions and
then see the silents captions. Rather unusual.

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf chef in government palace
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 17, 2017

 
— bigger movie seats in some movie theaters

In some nations, certain movie houses have big and comfortable
seats, at extra charge, reserved for large people. This is not
good news for deaf people sitting behind them and trying to
watch captions. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.net/large-man-blocking-movie-captions/

 

— unusual method of a deaf aircraft mechanic

Deaf mechanics feel the vibrations with their
hands. But for one deaf mechanic in an aircraft
factory in Pasco, Washington, he feels the
vibrations with his chest. Rather unusual but
the boss is happy with the deaf mechanic’s
work performance.

 

— newspaper headline we hate

A newspaper headline said:

deafness never holds back a basketball player

Hold back? Deaf people can do anything except to
hear, so why is the newspaper reporter saying
deafness does not hold him back?

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— gesture misunderstandings in hotel
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 16, 2017

— a possible Bad Deaf Law on text to voice

We are having devices that can translate text
to voice, and voice to taxt to allow the
deaf and the hearing to communicate with
each other. Yet, in Europe, there is one
fear – that these devices are illegal
unless both hearing and the deaf give
their permission to have their comments
translated for each other! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bad-deaf-law/

 

— world’s best deaf movie to be shown again

There is an event coming up on June 3, 2017 –
Stars on Laverna Avenue: Love is Never Silent.
The movie – Love is Never Silent was shown
on TV in 1985, and to this day, it continues
as the best deaf movie ever – a classic!
This event is hosted by the Greater Los Angeles
Agency on Deafness (GLAD).

 

— a survey that looks funny

A survey was conducted by a British agency
serving the deaf – asking 2,000 deaf people –
if sign language should be taught in schools.
Almost all of these people said yes. The
responses would be different if oral and
proud deaf people are asked, and also
different if hearing people were asked.
This is why this survey looks funny.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— handcuffed deaf man lost his case
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/05/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 15, 2017

 

— this handicapped parking spot is a joke

Hard to believe thia handicapped parking
spot is a joke, inasmuch as many deaf people
have these such privileges. Just take
a look at the picture:

http://deafdigest.com/joke-of-handicapped parking/

 

— deaf soldier in an important war

The American Revoutionary War (1775-83) was for
the fight for Americans’ independence from Great
Britain. Did we have deaf soldiers that fought
in that war? Don’t know if we have many deaf
soldiers, but there was one – as claimed by
a deaf person that said ” My great great great
deaf grandfather fought in the American
Revolutionary War”.

 

— good settlement or bad settlement

For nearly three months employees at the
Canadian Hearing Society went on strike,
asking for better wages and better benefits.
These workers voted to accept the settlement
on Friday. Settlement? 0.8 per cent increase
first year, same with second year; one
percent in third year; 1.25 perent in
fourth and fifth years. Let us look at
the federal government; Obama, before he
left White House, approved a 2.1 percent
pay increase for federal employees.
So, was it a good deal or a bad deal in
Canada?

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— few questions CDI terps hate
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

college-frustration

ALWAYS SAME OLD TIRED STORIES
We get tired of reading the same old
story in newspapers – that deaf students
are frustrated at hearing colleges –
no interpreters, no captions, no
social life, lost on huge campus, etc.
Almost all hearing colleges have
few deaf students, maybe 5 or 10
as average number.
And if the college campus is huge,
then these deaf students often do not
meet each other every day!

computer-repair

HEARING COMPUTER I/T PEOPLE DON’T EXPLAIN TO DEAF
A hearing person at his office has a problem
with his computer and asks for help from the
office computer I/T person.
The I/T person comes over and explains why
there is a problem and fixes the computer.
The hearing person is happy.
A deaf person, same thing at his office,
has a problem with computer. The I/T man
comes over, quickly fixes it and leaves the
office.
Deaf person is satisfied his computer is fixed
but still does not know why there was a problem
because of no explanation!