2018/08/09

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 9, 2018

— the bank teller and the deaf

One bank teller deals with deaf customers
often. They always give her notes about
their bank transaction needs. One day
she was given a note, and she assumed
the person was deaf. She was wrong –
as it was a bank robbery note! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/line-in-front-of-bank-teller/

 

— a common newspaper complaint

A common complaint with a big city newspaper
was that it carried too many, really too many,
hearing aid ads!

 

— DC Starbucks was not the first one

There was a big story in the newspapers about
Starbucks setting up an all ASL-staff at
new Starbucks 15 minutes walk from the
Gallaudet campus. While it is USA’s first
all-signing Starbucks staff, it is not the
first one in the world. The honor goes to
the Starbucks at Bangsar Village II in
Malaysia. It was founded two years ago and
is now celebrating its 2nd anniversary.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Case manager duties
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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2018/08/08

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 8, 2018

 

— still continuing with Ninja TV

Last year, DeafDigest mentioned that Kyle
Schulze, who is deaf, was a new TV Ninja
participant. He is still competing in
his second season. He has had his
disasters during competition but is
still surviving. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/american-ninja-warrior-participant/

 

— a deaf short film that leaves us with questions

Seri Khairuniza, a young deaf Singaporean woman,
produced a deaf-theme short film that profiled
the lives of a deaf teacher, a deaf accountant
and a deaf media expert. A newspaper story
praised her filmwork. Still, this film has
questions. The producer does not use sign
language. Did the three deaf people she
profiled use sign language? And if signs
were used, how was the deaf producer able
to understand the dialogue. Such details
this newspaper story did not mention!

 

 

— wasting a Deaf Resource person

It is always a mystery that a late-deafened family member
would not ask a deaf family member for questions and
referrals about the deaf world. Too proud to learn about
deaf devices (weitbrecht.com/captel.html), late-deafened
organizations, deaf services, ADA and then push away people
that want to help him. He would then depart us, still
knowing nothing for years about things that could have
helped him.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— chess is a dangerous activity
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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2018/08/07

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 7, 2018

— a city’s expensive lesson

A deaf man was ordered to show up at 
municipal court hearings in Camden, NJ.
He showed up many times; the interpreter
showed up just once! The deaf man’s
attorney said:

it was extremely frustrating and humiliating
for him

The city was ordered to pay damages for
these interpreter no-shows.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/many-interpreter-no-shows-in-court/

 

— a cute Coda kid

A Coda said:

When I was really little, I actually wanted to be deaf
like my parents. I would get so angry when my mom would
tell me:

No, you can hear!

 

— DocsWithDisabilities or AMPHL

There was a story today of disabled doctors
creating their own hashtag – DocsWithDisabilities.
Several deaf doctors were mentioned as being part
of that DocsWithDisabilities group. AMPHL?
Spelled in full, it is Association of Medical
Professionals with Hearing Losses. DeafDigest
hopes the DocsWithDisabilities group will
work together and closely with AMPHL.
By the way, these AMPHL people are getting
together in Baltimore next year at their
conference.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf instructor in medical school
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/05/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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2018/08/06

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 6, 2018

 

— deaf man stranded at train station

Jamie Dow, who is deaf, was not aware that the train
he took would not stop at his station, but at another
station, a long distance away. An electrical problem
forced the train to change routes and it was announced
on the PA system, but no one told the deaf man about it.
A hearing person knew about the deaf passenger and
was frantically looking for him to tell him about
the change of routes, but couldn’t find him. As
a result, he was forced to walk home at 1 AM
from the other station. It happened in Glascow,
Scotland. ADA laws in USA would not have allowed
it to happen because of visual displays. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/long-walk-home-from-wrong-station/

 

— advice for house-hunting deaf parents

An advocate of the deaf gave this advice for deaf parents,
of young children, that are house hunting:

Make sure the house walls can be removed so that they can
see their children playing around. Walls easily hide
these children

 

— deaf attending school for the blind

Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (Pennsylvania)
is now celebrating its 50th anniversary. Stories and
tales from these early days were swapped. One such
story was about a group of deaf children attending
a school for the blind; they were taught by a
blind teacher! For some reason, these children
did not attend Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
or even the Scranton State School for the Deaf.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf psychologist’s disagreement with Deaf Culture
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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