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Does McDonald’s hate the deaf? DeafDigest editor
does not think so.
But there have been bad newspaper stories in
recent weeks about McDonald’s refusing to serve
the deaf; refusing to hire the deaf; kicking the
deaf out of the restaurant, etc?
Maybe McDonald’s should hire a Deaf Representative
to work with the Deaf Community!


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You have an appointment and see the receptionist.
The receptionist says fine, and asks you to sit
in the waiting room. She will call you when
your name comes up.
The waiting room looks different. You cannot
see the receptionist from the back area of the
waiting room. You can see her from the front area.
The front area is full. the back area is
You are forced to stand up for a long time
in the front area to make sure receptionist does
not overlook you!


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 29, 2016

— smoking on the NTID campus

Some NTID students are smoking on the NTID campus!
It is not what you may think. E-smoking good or bad?
Well, these selected students are asked to decide which
flavor is best for e-smoking. What is going on? NTID
is part of a group that won a $329,000 grant from the
National Institutes of Health to study the safety of
e-cigs with flavorings. OK, but why these deaf students?
Said a NTID spokesperson:

Our students are interested in conducting research on this,
since many young people are using e-cigarettes. They are
researchers who happen to be deaf.

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— a “fishy” lost deaf woman story

This Geeta India-Pakistan tale never ends. Deaf Geeta
claimed to accidentally crossed the border from
India to Pakistan, and then being held for years
against her will. She was returned to India,
yet she has not been able to identify her
birth parents and her natural family despite
looking over hundreds of would-be families.
And now this – Pakistan is demanding that
India send back Geeta, saying she is a natural
born Pakistan citizen, and not a citizen of
India as she claimed to be. Next chapter!

— a strong reason for Certifed Deaf Interpeting

Certified Deaf Interpreting is a new field, only
having surfaced in the past 15-20 years. There
was a story of a deaf man whose conviction was
overturned by the court of appeals by a state.
The judges said that he could not understand,
or appropriately respond to the interpreting
of the police detective’s five-hour intensive
questioning. A certified deaf interpreter may
have likely helped this case.



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