DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 29, 2018


— some of NTID’s interesting alumni members

NTID is 50 years old. As with all universities,
some of alumni members hold down interesting
jobs. One such interesting job is U.S. Customs
and Border Protection agriculture specialist.
Some people entering USA try to sneak in food and
plants which are illegal and which may require
noses of dogs to sniff these out. To get an
idea of what this job requires, click on:


— an agreement with Netflix many of us didn’t know

From time to time the Deaf Community has a beef
with Netflix over captioning issues. The latest one
is Queer Eye. Actor Karamo Brown has complained that
what he said on the screen is being messed up by
Netflix. Yet, many of us remember that Netflix
has agreed to caption all of their videos.
What many of us do not remember was the Netflix
agreement made in 2012 to caption exactly word
for word would expire in 2016, after four
years. What this means is that Netflix will
continue to caption, but will not promise
word-for-word captions.


— NFL agreement is disappointing

The NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell fined Jerry Richardson
$2.75 million because of workplace abuses. Richardson
has been forced to sell his Carolinas Panthers franchise
and to get out of football. The agreement was to distribute
$2.75 million to these three agencies – Beauty for Ashes
Ministry, Inc, Black Women’s Blueprint and Women of Color
Network, Inc. These agencies are deserving of these
funds – but what about deaf agencies that deal with
domestic abuses? Zero dollars. So disappointing!



Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— auctions without interpreters

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 28, 2018

— Deaf could have been involved in World Cup

Is World Cup involving the deaf in any way?
Probably not unless African soccer balls
are being used. There is only one soccer balls
manufacturer in Africa, and it is in Zambia.
That factory has 150 employees and 60 of
them are deaf! A picture is at:


— Alaska State Troopers TV program

Alaska State Troopers is a TV program.
Three episodes were of interest to the
deaf. Car with stuck horn, owned by a
hearing man; police warning of a K-9
dog; police warning of being tasered.
The deaf cannot hear all of them.
And Alaska, being a huge state, only
has few interpreters.


— legal to throw a person out of restaurant

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, of the White House
staff, was kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant
in Lexington, VA. People involved with the law
said it is legal to kick her out because of her
political views. Well, what if a deaf person owns
a restaurant, and another deaf person comes
in, he can be legally kicked out, if both of
them have political views opposite of each
other (ASL vs oral; CI vs no-CI; Deaf
Culture vs anti-Deaf Culture, and so on).



Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf-published comic book

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 27, 2018


— reason stage performers hate interpreters

We have heard stories of stage performers (actors,
comedians, singers) hating interpreters. Even
some of them have physically pushed the interpreters
off the stage. Why? Many perfomers have huge
egos and want audience attention on them, and
not on interpreters. This is what one comedian,
himself that welcomes interpreters, said! A
picture is at:


— a police-warning device

Do we need police-warning device? There was a
National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo
that took place recently. One of the proposed
inventions was a police-warning device. It is
a bracelet that blinks lights when a police
officer is nearby. This is a puzzle. If we are
doing nothing wrong, then why would a nearby
police officer scare us?


— a deaf child separated from his hearing mother

There are horror stories of migrant children separated
from their parents. One such story involves a
deaf child taken away from his hearing mother.
An attorney working with the hearing mother said:

Her son is deaf, so they can’t communicate.
That means a short voice telephone call is

Very sad!


Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— accidential actor

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:




— Check out the new post about how trauma can change you
on HealthBridges

HealthBridges is a website to learn about behavioral health
and social service resources for Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard of Hearing People

Happy Summer 🙂
The HealthBridges Team


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 26, 2018

— reading skills important in restaurant kitchens

Deaf people face discrimination when they want to
work in restaurant kitchens. A restaurant boss said:

Many restaurants don’t hire the deaf and I don’t
understand why. As long as kitchen cooks can
read the notes, they can work. Doesn’t matter if
they are deaf or hearing?

A picture is at:


— four railroad derailments in two months

A railyard yard manager, not deaf, complained that
that his railroad company had four derailed
trains in two months. It was not on the
railroad tracks, but in the railroad repair
yard. Asked if these hearing employees follow
procedures to get trains moved from one track
to another track, the manager said:

they have eyes and they just don’t see!


Deaf people have eyes and they see because
they cannot hear. Hearing people have
ears and they often don’t use it.


— Mercedes Benz and the deaf

Mercedes Benz is one of the best automobiles
in the world. Their mechanics are so important
that this automaker hires full time recruiters
to look for skilled mechanics everywhere.
Could deaf mechanics work on Mercedes Benz
cars? There was a story of four deaf
mechanics working on a Mercedes Benz
Sprinter Van. They work together, using
hand signals and gestures because they
cannot shout out instructions!



Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— first deaf public protest

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at: