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DeafDigest – 29 June 2018

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

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