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DeafDigest – 16 October 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 16, 2018


— infamous Texas deaf legend we never knew about

Texas, a big state, is full of cowboy legends. One
such legend was Deaf Charley (real name Camillo
Orlando Hanks). He was deaf and in the early 1900’s,
he worked for the infamous Butch Cassidy gang. His
job was to be a lookout when Butch and his gang robbed
railroad passengers. His job lasted only a year and
half, as a sheriff confronted him in a saloon and shot
him dead!


— travel ID card not enough for the deaf

A ferry company has come up with a disability ID
cards to enable the staff to help the deaf and
the disabled. But is the card enough to help
the deaf? The ferry company said the card
helps the staff identify the deaf that
can lipread. What about sign language?
It wasn’t mentioned in the company
press release!


— Sears and the deaf

Sears may disappear for good. The world famous
Sears catalog has disappeared years ago. Any
deaf stuff in the Sears catalog? There was
one – the 1903 catalog listed for sale –
an ear-trumpet to help the deaf to hear better.
Yes, this was before the hearing aid made
the trumpet obsolete.



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