2019/04/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 23, 2019

— probably a first, a hearing event cancelled

A planned event in Florida was cancelled. The
reason was lack of interpreters to accommodate
the deaf in the audience. Is it a first?
Normally hearing events continue as scheduled
despite interpreters not showing up or couldn’t
be booked!

 

— deaf character programmed into a video game

One of the video games (name was not mentioned in
the web story) involved a deaf animated character.
She was communicating in sign language with her
hearing friend, in which a hearing participant
caught while trying to make his way through
the video terrain.

 

— high number of deaf-owned businesses became low number

High-number of deaf-owend businesses becoming low
numbers? Yes. Years way back, many deaf schools had
strong vocational programs which trained the deaf to
become printers, shoemakers, upholsterers, tailors,
auto body repairmen, barbers, etc. Times have changed,
hence fewer deaf-owned businesses. Even Dummy Hoy
was a shoemaker, operating his own shop before he
decided to become a professional baseball player.

 

 

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2019/04/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 22, 2019

— flight attendants do observe all passengers

In a web story it says that all flight attendants
observe all incoming passengers – to see which of
them may be trouble makers, which of them may
have had too much to drink, which are traveling
alone and which are disabled – and yes, which
are deaf! These attendants communicate with
each other via body language, facial expressions
and hand gestures. Does this help with deaf
passengers? Lets’ say if there are no incidents
with deaf passengers then things went well on
the flight!

 

— refusing to sign up for Chicago Smart 911

Chicago had hoped that residents would sign up for
Smart 911 to allow emergency services people reach them
during emergencies. This meant revealing private
information (medications, health histories,
behavorial problems, mental issues, etc). Many of
them won’t sign up for reasons of privacy.
Smart 911 would allow dispatchers to find interpreters
for the deaf. Yet, many deaf people won’t sign up!

 

— a well known entertainer refuses interpreters

Tyler Perry is an actor, playwright, filmmaker and comedian.
Does he like the deaf? Or even more so, does he like
interpreters? At a recent event that he hosted, he would
not allow interpeters to come up on the stage to
interpret for the deaf. If this is his attitude, then
it is disappointing.

 

 

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