DeafDigest Blue – June 28, 2015

DeafDigest Blue – June 28, 2015

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2015/06/28morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 28, 2015 morning

 

 

— a big issue at a Texas interpreting workshop

It is always hated when a deaf person says something
or fingerspells something only to have the interrpeter
botch it up by saying differently. It has happened
one time too many over the years with DeafDigest
editor that uses an interpreter. This was the hot
issue brought up in a workshop hosted by the
exas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative
Services, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Services. This applies to interpreters, both
certified and not certified!

 

— a newspaper columnist scolds the FCC

Bob Dyer, a columnist with the Akron Beacon
Journal, a newspaper, ran a column that
was titled:

Is FCC serious about closed captioning?

He was referring to one Cleveland news
station that had serious real time
captioning issues, leaving deaf viewers
confused. He said that while FCC has a long
list of captioning rules and mandates,
it is not really enforced – worst thing
is just a slap on the wrist! This
columnist is correct.

 

 
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2015/06/27morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 27, 2015 morning

— a twist in the story of a deaf man jailed for 6 months

Abreham Zemedagegehu, a deaf immigrant, was accused of
stealing someone’s iPad at an airport terminal. He
was put into jail for six months – with no access to
an interpreter and with no formal charges. He has
always denied the theft. Now – the twist – the
hearing person who accused the deaf man, admitted
he was not telling the truth. The Virginia judge
immediately freed the deaf man.

 

— requests for interpreters backfiring against deaf

A deaf woman wanted to learn how to drive in California
but ran into no-interpreter issues at driving schools.
And there is another one – a deaf woman from New Mexico
was given the run around twice when she showed up to
obtain her driver’s license. They told her she must
have an interpreter – and rescheduled her appointment
for that reason. She showed up, but the interpreter
didn’t! She is very angry about it. Times have
changed. Years ago a deaf person would write notes
back and forth at the Department of Motor Vehicles
offices – and were able to get licenses. It is a
barrier right now – because of interpreting issues!
Very troubling.

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

 

6/21/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/