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Many hearing people learn ASL and use it for a short
time before forgetting it.
DeafDigest editor recently met a woman who signed
Thank You in ASL with a hearing child.
Puzzled, DeafDigest editor asked the woman. She
said she taught in a deaf school for a short time,
but when she left, she forgot all about ASL – except
for Thank You!



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A deaf person has a medical appointment. He told
the desk receptionist he is deaf.
When it was his turn to be called into the doctor’s
office, the receptionist stood up in front of him,
but her clipboard accidentally covered her lips.
The deaf person could not read lips through the


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 27, 2015

— a way to announce a new school for the deaf

A family wanted to establish a school for the deaf.
What did they do? Go to the picture to find out:


— some day deaf pilots can fly into major airports

The FAA has never allowed deaf pilots to fly into
major airports which are radio controlled. They
can only fly into small town airports that are not
radio controlled. This may change – according to
a deaf pilot. He said that FAA is working on
including small planes as part of the radio-controlled
data communication services. This will not take
overnight but possibly within 5-6 years from now.

— Trump says he never mocked the disabled

The deaf social media was lit on fire, saying
Trump mocked a disabled journalist during a
speech in South Carolina. Did he really
mock or not? Trump said he mocked the
reporter’s journalism, not his disability.
People watching the speech felt Trump
was not explaining the truth and was just
twisting things around to make himself
look good. Does DeafDigest editor believe
Trump’s explanation? No. To mock the
disabled is the same as mocking the



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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 25, 2015

— A deaf nose in Boston

Rafael San Miguel is a deaf chemist in a Boston lab.
He uses his nose to smell out changes in flavor in
the mixtures at his lab. His job title is – Flavor
Chemist! He said he smells the mixtures much better
than his fellow chemists because his deafness makes
his smell sense much stronger. This is not a joke –
The Deaf Nose!

See his picture at:


— a real Deaf Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of you.

The Mayflower arrived at the Plymouth Rock in
1620. All of these Pilgrims were hearing. But
nearly 400 years later (well, 396 to be exact)
do we have any deaf descendants of these
Pilgrims? James E. Marsh, Frederick, MD,
a well known member of the local deaf community,
is a direct descendant. There may be others,
but it was James that wrote up this article
in the latest edition of “New Horizons” which
is the publication of Deaf Seniors of

— a big ADA win for the deaf

The Webster Bank, with branches in Connecticut,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York, has
agreed with the office of US Attorney to accept
relay communications with the deaf. This is big
because it could lead to Amazon, eBay, and others
to communicate through relay with its deaf
customers. A deaf woman sued eBay and lost,
but that was two years ago. Hopefully this
may change.


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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 25, 2015

— shocking things airline told our #1 deaf model

Nyle DiMarco, our #1 deaf model, asked American Airlines
if captions would be shown on their flight movies.

American Airlines gave him three shocking responses:

** we do not show closed-captioned TV viewing as a standard feature

** close-captioned writing on small screens may cover the monitors

** We have a limited number of close captioned movies for customers
with a hearing disability
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— more on Creed’s deaf girl friend

The hot movie right now is Creed. Whose idea was to cast
a deaf woman as Creed’s girl friend? Sylvester (Rocky)
Stallone? No. It was director Ryan Coogler. He wanted
the audiences to feel good about the boxing story
after watching the film. He felt that if a deaf woman
was shown in a positive way, we would feel good
about it, with no need for sympathy about her hearing
loss! Critics are already saying it is a great movie.

— deaf-owned businesses in Austin, TX

There was a story written up about deaf-owned businesses
in Austin, TX. It is always great that we have
successful deaf-owned businesses. Just one concern –
that Austin is not the only American city with these
deaf-owned businesses. Hearing people, knowing
nothing about the Deaf Culture, may think it is
only in Austin that we have these businesss. We have
many deaf-owned businesses in other cities –
Washington, DC, Rochester, NY and other cities
where Deaf Population is high.



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