DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 8, 2019


— still deaf but function as hearing OR ex-deaf

Robert Peters was appointed by the Democrats to
finish the term of Attorney General-elect Kwame Raoul
in the Illinois Senate. Peters was born deaf, but
said that thanks to an operation at age of 8 he is
no longer deaf. The story did not elaborate any further.
If it was a CI, then he is still deaf when taking
off the CI. Or was it a non-CI operation that
completely restored his hearing?


— Chinese artificial intelligence app

Last year Chinese artificial intelligence
people came up with an app to help with
lip reading for the deaf. But there is
fear right now that this app would
be used to lip read every body for
their own spying purposes.


— Bumble on Super Bowl Day

Deaf dog Bumble, a Lab-chow chow mix, will
take part on the Super Bowl Day in the
Puppy Bowl 2019 contest. If you wish to
adopt that dog, it is too late, just
about all and every dogs have already
been taken to forever homes – before –
the program is aired!



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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 7, 2019

— a Silent Taxi for deaf drivers

Hyundai is coming up with “Silent Taxi” which
is supposed to help the deaf drivers know what
sounds are out there – police cars, fire trucks,
and ambulances. Would it help the deaf driver
if there is a sound inside the car, such as a
crying baby or a crying dog?


— QR Reader app used in a gym

QR Reader is an app that is supposed to help the deaf know
where they stand with their goals while going through
fitness drills in a gym. A gym owner in Little Rock,
Arkansas is using QR Reader as an easier way to
communicate with the deaf with their fitness goals.


— difference between Amazon USA and Amazon UK

“Bad Reputation” was a popular rock music shown
in USA (and in Great Britain) during the early
eighties. Joan Jett, not deaf, is an American who
spent her best musical years in Great Britain,
and she was a big part of Bad Reputation. There
are many deaf people that follow music. What
about captioned or subtitled music. The review

Unfortunately there are no subtitles available

That DVD is being marketed by Amazon UK. Is it
saying that Amazon UK does not have to caption
but Amazon USA must caption?



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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 4, 2019

— hearing mocks the deaf and was fired

An ugly incident took place at Taco Bell in
Kettering, Ohio. A deaf man drove up to the
window, handing the employee a written note
of his order. The employee refused to accept
the order, mocked the deaf driver and telephoned
the police on 911. The hearing employee was
immediately fired, but the damage was done
as the incident was taped on video and became
viral. The Taco Bell management is now asking for
sensitivity training sessions of its employees.


— Texas proposes a bill to improve the deafness wording

Rep. Mary González D-El Paso (Texas) has introduced
a bill to eliminate the wordings – hearing impaired,
audiologically impaired, etc and to replace these with
persons who are deaf or persons who are hard of hearing.
Won’t be surprised if this bill creates a furor in the
legislative body!


— pay for ASL course or get free ASL lessons

An adult deaf person wishes to learn ASL.
He is faced with two choices – pay to learn
ASL at a classroom or to get “free” ASL lessons
by going to a deaf social event as often as
possible to mingle with the deaf and hopefully
pick up their signs. Which choice is best?



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