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DeafDigest – 01 April 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 1, 2019

— state representative made an interesting comment

State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (Massachusetts)
said, in a town hall type meeting:

we cannot get the services for the hearing impaired

She was referring to lack of funds for all types
of services, including those for the deaf (as well
as with others)

 

— Australia accused of discriminating against the deaf

Does Australia, one of the world’s most advanced
nations with a high standard of living, discriminate
against deaf immigrants? A hearing family with a
deaf son wanted to apply for permanent residency
(same as our Green Card). Australia said no for
one reason – the son is deaf. Australian activists
are now fighting the government to allow the
family to stay.

 

 

— a Netflix movie about the deaf

“Missing Boy” is a new film, released by Netflix.
It is about hearing child being kidnapped. It
was reported to the police, which couldn’t do
anything about it. The angry mother, herself an
attorney, decides to pursue the case – and
when she finally rescues her own child, she
discovers he has become deaf. The son, that
couldn’t master good sign language, somehow
mentions the name of the kidnapper. She
then searches for the kidnapper and catches
him and brings him to “revenge” justice.

 

 

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