2020/10/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 27, 2020

— if less than 7 days, Pennsylvania says “too bad”

DeafDigest editor is troubled by the statement that
says – Anyone who needs an accommodation to participate
in PA State Park, and requesting an interpreter must
contact the park at least seven days notice. At least
means 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 days, etc. Hearing tourists
can visit the park at the last minute; deaf tourists
must wait, wait and wait to make sure the interpreter
is available. This is what DeafDigest editor hates.

 

— New York Society for the Deaf owns a problem residence

A newspaper story surfaced today of New York Society
for the Deaf owning a building for deaf residents,
helped by HUD loan. The problems are no security,
broken toilets, ceilings falling down, mold everywhere,
rats, and broken elevators. The building was built in
1994 (26 years ago). And the Society has been around
for so many, many years providing services for the deaf.

 

— deaf asked – Are you really deaf?

“Are you really deaf” was the question by a
Delta flight attendant when the deaf man’s
mask slipped below his nose and did not
understand the question. He was kicked out 
of the flight. Ultimately Delta headquarters
apologized for this incident. This is not
a surprise when deaf with “perfect” speech
are often challenged by hearing people
that do not believe the hearing loss.

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 26, 2020

— trying to lipread a ventriloquist

Deaf people trying to lipread a ventriloquist?
It seems to be a bad joke, but a senior citizen
said years ago students were taught to speak and
move their mouths at the same time, but nowadays
many people speak like ventriloquists, making
lipreading impossible!

 

— A reason for the Hush movie

The 2016 movie – Hush – about a deaf woman
living alone in the woods, is considered to be
one of the greatest horror movies ever. Why
was that movie produced? Director Mike Flanagan
said he wanted to show the audience that deaf
people have four remaining senses – touch, sight,
smell and taste which more than just make up
for their missing sense of sound.

 

— attitude of some doctors

There are some doctors that think the deaf
people do not know how to take care of their
own health and need to be told what to do
with their medical needs. An angry deaf
person brought this up in a newspaper
story.

 

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