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DeafDigest – 20 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 20, 2018

— ADA says it is OK to text

Is texting the same as instant messaging?
AOL’s once-popular IM has been shut down,
but when one texts from iPhone to another
iPhone then ADA says it is OK. This is in
reference to training at a place of
employment without interpreters, without
captions, without written notes. ADA
says texting (as instant messaging) is
a reasonable accommodation. A picture is at:


— reasons some deaf don’t want Deaf ID card

In some states there is a Deaf ID card (driver’s
license is an example). There are always some
deaf people that don’t want to be identified as
deaf on these ID cards. A big reason is unwanted
sympathy. Another reason is feeling vulnerable if
hearing people find out their deafness and try to
take advantage.


— mostly deaf-run dairy factory

Masaka Creamery Ltd is a factory where
milk and yogurt and other dairy products
are made. This creamery has nearly
20 deaf employees (ten other employees
are not deaf). It was the idea of Jon Porter,
not deaf, who made it a point to hire the
deaf. This company has been in business for
two years and is located in Kigali, Rwanda.


Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— strangest deaf hire

06/17/18 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 πŸ™‚
The HealthBridges Team