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DeafDigest – 19 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 19, 2018


— interpreter’s nightmare and relief

An interpreter, assigned to interpret the speech
of a controversial political leader, was given
an advance script of his speech. A phrase, that
the politician made up, consisted of two words
that he invented. The interpreter spent all
night trying to come up with an appropriate
sign for that phrase – in a way that the deaf
in the audience would understand. What happened?
The speaker never used the phrase that he said
he would!


— some will; some will not, said a deaf leader

A deaf leader, who graduated from university, said:

Some professors would help me and other professors
would not. This was my first lesson in lecture
hall discrimination.

What this means – even with interpreters
some professors look down on the deaf.



— RID now looking for a new CEO

Joey Trapani has resigned the position as CEO of
the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID).
This resignation is effective September 28th.
The RID, once considered the Crown Jewel of
agencies and organizations serving the deaf,
will have to find a new (and an effective) CEO.
What about a deaf CEO? RID once had a deaf
CEO and that person didn’t last too long!
This does not mean a deaf person can’t run
RID. An effective deaf CEO can.



Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Maryland’s long time deaf elected delegate in House of Delegates

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