DeafDigest Gold – October 26, 2014

DeafDigest Gold – October 26, 2014

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2014/10/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 24, 2014

 

— a big loss for Deaf Smith

Deaf Smith, a deaf fighter, became famous for his battles
against Mexico in the early 19th century. In 1835, he
climbed on a big tree in Texas to spy on the movements
of Mexican soldiers. 179 years later, this famous
big tree that Deaf Smith climbed up, became weak
because of lack of rain water in the area. This fallen
tree was on the list of Famous Trees of Texas. This
is a big historical loss for Deaf Smith. See the
pictures at:
http://deafdigest.net/deaf-smith-climbed-on-that-tree/

 

— a different way for the deaf to vote on election day

A leader of the disabled has been urging the local
electoral group to allow the deaf to vote – in a
different way. Instead of ballots listing the
names of candidates, pictures of candidates would
be shown. Why? Many deaf people can’t read and
would not know the candidates if they had to
read their names on the ballot! It is not happening
in USA, but in Botswana, where many deaf people
lack education.
— free college tuition and fees for the deaf

College is expensive, but an investment for the future.
Well, many young people cannot afford these college costs
and as a result, either drop out or seek jobs that do
not require a college education. Well, for the deaf
in Odisha, a state in India, the deaf will not pay
college costs. Just wish the same can be said for
students attending Gallaudet and NTID.

 

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2014/10/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 23, 2014

 

— the Deaf World Series

Possibly for the first time in baseball history,
the World Series has a real deaf connection.
It is Dummy Taylor, whose first real name was
Luther. He pitched for the New York Giants in
the early 1900’s. The team later became San Francisco
Giants. He was born in Kansas, not too far from
Kansas City, MO. As a pitcher, he was one of the
best during his time. And he invented signs
that the catchers and coaches still use these days.
Did he ever pitch in the World Series? Unfortunately,
no.

 

— a confession by a job placement specialist for the deaf

In a newspaper story, a job placement specialist, from
Wisconsin, said hearing employers reject deaf about
20 times before a deaf person is finally hired. It
is the same with successful deaf attorneys, deaf
engineers, deaf architects, deaf scientists, etc.
They faced rejections, rejections and rejections
before they were finally hired.

 
— ASL not important to a major magazine

Washingtonian is a major magazine that covers the
Washington, DC metro area. A recent edition
gave advice for readers that want to learn a new
language. The magazine suggested Arabic, Farsi,
French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Russian,
Spanish, Swahili. It did not suggest ASL? It is
disappointing because the deaf population in the
Washington, DC metro area is one of the highest
among metro areas.

 

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2014/10/22

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 22, 2014

 

 

— a deaf role model in Australia

A couple of times DeafDigest mentioned Australia’s famed deaf
truck driver Jim Ashley. One of the stories is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-australian-hall-of-famer-jim-ashley/

Anyway, DeafDigest received email from a proud deaf Australian,
saying that Jim is a role model in the Deaf Community. He
explained that discrimination is so bad against the deaf;
many hearing people think deaf people cannot do anything,
and that Jim is the living proof that the deaf can!

 

— the fourth Gallaudet football player to become a pro

It was announced that the Florida Blacktips of the new
Fall Experimental Football League has signed Gallaudet’s
Adham Talaat to a contract. He makes his pro debut this
Friday against Boston Brawlers at Harvard Stadium.
The past Gallaudet players who played pro football were
Bilbo Monaghan, Memphis Tigers (1932); Ed Gobble,
Virginia Sailors (1967) and Tony Tatum, Utah Blaze &
Cleveland Gladiators (2013-2014). Adham’s new teammates
played at Oklahoma, UCLA, Miami, Nebraska, Missouri,
Georgia, etc, these mighty NCAA football powers.

 
— most important deaf person in Microsoft

Who is the most important deaf person in Microsoft?
It is Jenny Lay-Flurrie, leader of the Trusted Experiences
Team. What does she do? Responsible for accessibility,
privacy, and online safety. If a deaf person cannot access
Microsoft software, or has privacy invaded or felt
threatened by hackers online, then Jenny worries about it!

 

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