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DeafDigest – 26 June 2014

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 26, 2014



— a well known deaf person lost election for courtroom judge

In Baltimore County, an election for courtroom judges took place.
The deaf contender was Kelby Brick, a well known deaf attorney/
activist. He lost the election while four current judges were
reelected. If he won, it would have been history as the
nation’s first ASL judge.


— a strange requirement for interpreting students in Kansas

There is only one college interpreting program in Kansas and
it is at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS.
Students cannot enroll at this interpreting program without
a bachelors’ degree from other colleges. This is a backwards,
or a reverse direction, getting bachelors first and then
associate. This requirement has turned off many interested
interpreting students.


— a hazed deaf student wins settlement in a lawsuit

A deaf student was a former freshman member of a wrestling
team at a Wisconsin high school. Four members of the wrestling
team hazed and bullied him. Coaches did nothing to stop it.
He transfered to another school and filed a lawsuit against
the first school. It took a long time but he finally won
a financial settlement. He will be attending Gallaudet
this fall but not wrestling any more. Why? Because Gallaudet
has no wrestling team!




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