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DeafDigest – 08 October 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 8, 2018


— a hearing employer grateful to have deaf employees

A hearing employer has several deaf employees. He said
he was grateful to have them. They come to work and do
the job. Hearing employees? Forget it, he said. They
don’t show up on time; they take time off without
advance notice; they don’t work hard.


— strange promise by a national park in Rwanda

There are gorillas at the Volcanoes National Park
in Rwanda. The park staff said they give extra
special attention to deaf tourists. Extra special
attention? Not sure what it means – an interpeter
fluent in tourists’ sign language; or a tourist
guide gesturing to the deaf; or deaf tourists just
given printed scripts of guide’s speech? So,
vague, the park is.


— understanding and not understanding the interpreter

A deaf man was arrested. He was given an interpeter;
he said he understood what the interpreter was saying.
But in the court room, this same deaf person said he
did not understand the interpreter, meaning he also
did not understand his rights. Is he telling the
truth or just faking it in hopes of avoiding a
jail sentence. This is the issue the judge, the
prosecutor and the attorney are fighting over.


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