2020/02/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 18, 2020

— Owner–Operator Independent Drivers Association won’t support deaf truckers

The Owner–Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked
the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to keep the
rule that does not allow the deaf to drive trucks. This is
disappointing, at least in the long term. Currently the
applications of deaf truckers are reviewed on a case by
case basis. What this means that some deaf can drive
trucks while some deaf cannot! Confusing and complicated
set of regulations? Yes!

 

— hidden deafness different from invisible deafness

For years deaf people have known that their deafness
is invisible to the public, unless they use
sign language. And now this – hidden deafness.
Same thing? No, it is deafness that disappears
from audiograms! This is not an issue with the
deaf people but an issue with audiologists.

 

— a rare certification: legal/court interpreter

How rare is the certification for legal/court interpreter?
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf said it is
less than 3.5 percent. What this means is that if you
need a legal/court interpreter, you may not get it!

 

 

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2020/02/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 17, 2020

— mocking a deaf person

Will Palmer, who is deaf, was mocked by a hearing
person for just one reason – his deafness. Was mocked
not just once but several times. It took place during
a soccer game – in Great Britain. What happened?
Fans supported the deaf player. The hearing mocker’s
club suspended him for seven games. Will this happen
in USA – that a hearing mocker would be punished for
mocking a deaf person? Yes, we do have ADA, but is
there language in ADA that covers mocking issues?

 

— deaf people hearing a quiet voice

Do deaf people hear quiet voices inside their
heads? Yes, according to Naomi Lavelle, who
specializes in the science of communications
(or is it science of non-communications).
She wrote about it in a newspaper column
today.

 

— departure of a deaf person we never heard of

Michael Frutchey, who just departed us, was
described as a colorful person in an obit,
despite his deafness. He was a professional
model, owner of his roofing business, riding
motorcycles, driving fast cars and generally
living on the edge. He also loved making people
laugh, enjoying loud music and dancing. Growing
up he attended Michigan School for the Deaf. This
is the first time DeafDigest editor read an obit
that described all these stuff! May he rest in peace.

 

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