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DeafDigest – 25 October 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 25, 2018

 

— a LanguageLine app for police officers

There was a story about police officers having the
LanguageLine app on their iPhones; over 350
different langauge translation services are
available for these police officers when
communicating the people that do not speak
English. Yes, ASL is one of these 350 LanguageLine
options. Not sure if it is available everywhere
in USA or in just a few police jurisdictions.

 

— claiming credit for saving a deaf school

Election candidates are often claiming credit, whether
these claims are accurate or not accurate. One such
candidate in Wilson, North Carolina has claimed
credit for saving Eastern North Carolina School
for the deaf from being closed up three times.
True or not true? Yes, it was true that the school
was threatened with closure few times. Did
that candidate actually save the school three times?
Do not know!

 

— after 50 years, enough!

Gary Klingensmith, who is deaf, coached football at
Juniata High School (PA) for 50 years and finally
achieved his big dream – 300th career win, has decided
to retire after this football season. He said
he was not tired of football, but wanted to spend more
time with his family, especially six grandchildren.
Before coaching high school football, he coached
Gallaudet football three seasons in the 1960’s.
The Gallaudet coaching wins he enjoyed were these
big and memorable wins!

 

 

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