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DeafDigest – 06 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 6, 2018


— finally, about time, says past pageant winner

Emma Faye Rudkin, who is deaf, is a two-time winner
of the Miss San Antonio (TX) in 2015 and 2017.
In an interview she was asked about Miss America
Organization eliminating the swimswuit competition.
She said that it was about time for judges to look
at contestants that have great skills, despite their
deafness and other disabilities. A picture is at:


— bad deaf incident at KFC

A deaf woman stopped at a KFC restaurant in Byram, Mississippi
hoping to order some food before it closed up for the day
(at 9 PM). The doors were locked so she drove around to the
window. She explained to the window person of her deafness
and that she wanted to order. The window woman immediately
covered her mouth and said something. She would not remove
her hand at all despite pleas to do so. The KFC’s corporate
headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky said they were
“investigating” this incident.


— easier for deaf to become volunteer firefighters

We have a list of deaf volunteer firefighters but
the list could get longer and longer. There was a
story today of shortage of willing young people
to become (small town) volunteer firefighters.
What this could mean – these fire departments
may be more willing to recruit young deaf people
to become volunteers – instead of pushing them



Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— notes or interpreters

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