2017/12/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 27, 2017

 

— making the list of 2017 Best Movies

A Florida newspaper movie critic made his list of
best movies of 2017. One deaf movie is on the
list – Wonderstruck, which is currently showing
nowadays in theaters all over USA. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/best-2017-movies/

 

— Gallaudet/Peace Corps agreement

Gallaudet has reached agreement with the Peace
Corps to train interested students that wish
to volunteer for this federal service program.
In the past there were some Gallaudet graduates
that served in the Peace Corps – but it was on
their own without help or involvement from
Gallaudet. This agreement makes it official
the Gallaudet involvement.

 

— The Boston Public Schools may face lawsuits

The Boston Public Schools is worried about lawsuits.
One reason is not encouraging input from the deaf
community on educational needs of deaf studnets!
Keep in mind no one likes the idea of decisions
made on their behalf without consulting them
first. This is called – input.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf woman is a TV news reporter
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/12/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 26, 2017

— deaf actress and her hands

A deaf actress made this comment:
Using my hands to find my voice

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-actress-and-her-hands/

 

— deaf divided in half in a church

A deaf person who attends worship services regularly
in a deaf-operated church told DeafDigest editor
something interesting. The church is attended by
deaf people that graduated from deaf schools and
also by mainstreamed deaf people. Do they mingle
together? No – one half of the church is seated
by mainstreamed people and the other half by
those from deaf schools. And even during the
after-service reception, both groups are still
split apart! He said he was not too happy about it.

 

— news programs captions

Deaf people watching captioned news programs may
not realize one thing. It is that when the program
shows people from other nations, the captions are
in English, but the voices these people speak are
not in English! Hearing people know it, but many
deaf people don’t know it.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— chess is a dangerous sport
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2017/12/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 25, 2017

— shortage of hospital interpreters, true or not true

A hospital complained of shortage of interpreters.
An interpreting agency was puzzled, saying they have
plenty of interpreters available for duty. Who
is telling the truth? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-shortage-fact-or-fiction/

 

— consultant says “know your ADA rights”

In a workshop, a consultant told the participants
that they must know their ADA rights, meaning
knowing which states obey and which disobey
ADA laws. And the same goes for which private
businesses and public facilities follow ADA
and which don’t. This means who captions and
who doesn’t and who provides interpreters and
who doesn’t!

 

— need to be careful before taking I/T job

Many I/T employers are not deaf friendly.
While there are ADA laws, the working
environment is often unfriendly and
hostile. And promotional opportunities
are often lacking for these deaf employees.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— insurance companies past discrimination against deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/