2019/09/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 20, 2019

— deaf in “face-to-face with hearing” jobs

Years ago an intellectually-challenged deaf man
was employed in a supermarket, doing all these
jobs – stocking, sweeping the floors, bagging
the goods, carrying bags to customers’ cars, etc.
All of a sudden the supermarket was short of
check out cashiers and grabbed the deaf man
as a last-minute cashier with minimumal training.
They found he did such a great job that he became
a permanent cashier. This being said, there
was a survey today which said:

95 percent of customers said that having a deaf
cashier led to faster service, high efficiency
rate and near-zero errors.

 

— Tennessee Highway Patrol problems with deaf calls

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office said that the
Tennessee Highway Patrol 911-dispatch system
has problems forwarding deaf-help calls to
the police drivers. This is not the best news.

 

— reason tech companies create apps for deaf

According to a newspaper story, tech companies
want to create apps to help the deaf and the
disabled. The reason is to help business for
these tech giants.

 

 

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2019/09/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 19, 2019

— all interpreter program students pass their courses

Is it possible, a 100 percent pass rate by all
interpreting program students at a community
college? Certainly there are alwys some
interpreting program dropouts, but a 100 percent
pass rate? This “achievement” was announced
at a graduation ceremony. All stories, however,
may raise some red flags. It said:

no one is sure how many students achieved that
milestone!

 

— cleaning up negative sign language

For years deaf people have used negative name-signs
for friends that were deaf but with other disabilities.
These name-signs were accepted in the past, but possibly
no more because of political correctness. It is happening
in Belgium where deaf people have been asked to stop these
negative name-signs. Hopefully this will spread all over
the world.

 

— Starbucks’ confusing roles

Do Starbucks support the deaf? Well, there was a big
story years ago of deaf New Yorkers filing a discrimination
lawsuit against Starbucks. Yet, Starbucks established a
deaf coffee place on H Street in Washington, DC, not
too far from the Gallaudet campus. Still, Starbucks has
refused to donate a penny to help promote the annual
H Street Festival. Starbucks good and bad to the deaf,
both!

 

 

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2019/09/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 18, 2019

— police to the food rescue

Yet, again another fast food incident, a deaf
man was refused service at the Taco Bell
drive-thru in Kettering, Ohio. The deaf man
stood his ground, insisting that he be served.
Police was called in – instead of arresting
the deaf person, they helped get the order for
him! As a consequence the server who refused
was fired and the staff had to be retrained!

 

— witnessing deaf issues with the servers

When fast food places refuse to serve the
deaf, is it because of past unpleasant
experiences with them? DeafDigest editor,
over the years has witnessed:

an oral deaf person insisting on using
hard-to-understand voice to place a
complicated order. Wouldn’t write notes.

a hard of hearing person haggling with
a the check out counter person, voice
only. Wouldn’t write notes.

Each incident took about five minutes
to resolve, with the line getting longer
and longer.

 

 

— deaf soccer player’s deafness insulted by opponent

A 17-year old deaf soccer player, in a recent game,
was insulted about his deafness by an opponent.
It took place in Great Britain. Can’t happen in
USA? Well, there are always insults everywhere
in the world. It is always unfortunate that is
happens. The hearing player’s team is looking
into this matter, saying one player’s actions
do not reflect on the entire organization.

 

 

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2019/09/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 17, 2019

— written communications not always the best

Some deaf people love written communications. Some
deaf people don’t like written communications.
An advocate said:

If you use written communications, make sure you are understood.

This is important because head-nodding with a smile does not
always mean written communications is understood!

 

— first-ever in Hollywood

Deaf writers. Deaf producers, Deaf creators. Deaf actors.
All in a Sundance TV show! This is the “This
Close” program. First-time all-deaf-all-everything
in Hollywood. Just hope hearing audience loves it.
This is the most important thing.

 

— Customer Service, no; Accessibility Experts, yes!

British Airways will no longer allow its Customer
Service team to handle issues with deaf and disabled
travel. Instead, a new team – Accessibility Experts
team will handle it. A hint for American airline
groups that know nothing about the needs of
the deaf?

 

 

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2019/09/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 16, 2019

— interesting reason some hearing love captions

There is an interesting reason why some hearing
people love captions. They hate the loud sounds
while watching the movie!

 

— ASL becomes WSL

ASL could become WSL (Work Sign Language). There
was an article about importance of sign language
in the work place. An example would be a deaf
digital printer using sign language for the
word “merge” to tell the hearing digital printer
to combine two pictures into one picture.

 

 

— understanding the legal process

A deaf person was arrested. The district
attorney said:

he has hard time understanding the legal process
because of his deafness

DeafDigest is sure that many hearing prisoners
do have a hard time understanding the legal
process!

 

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