2019/01/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 25, 2019

— invisible interpreter or visible interpreter

Los Angeles interpreter Justin Maurer was the focus of
a newspaper story which was titled:

Interpreter became the reluctant face (and hands) of the
United Teachers Los Angeles strike

The story stressed that interpreters are supposed
to be visble but during the teachers’ strike he
became visible on the stage, drawing raves from
the deaf (and the hearing) in the audience.
It was a role that the interpreter felt somewhat
uncomfortable!

 

— museums help the deaf 6 different ways

When deaf people visit museums, there are six apps
that help them enjoy the tours. These apps are
for the zoos, nature centers, science centers,
history centers, the aquariums and the botanical
centers. One important app is missing – for the
art museums!

 

— Titans looking for a deaf actor

It is always great when a production company
is seeking a deaf actor and is announcing a
casting call. It is the DC superhero series
TITANS and they want a deaf actor.

 

 

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2019/01/24

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 24, 2019

 

— these bad old Deaf days

During these bad old Deaf days, we used a Model 15 TTY
machine. The noise was so loud that it bothered hearing
people. A deaf person, who lived in an upper floor apartment,
was forced by his landlord to move to a first floor
apartment because of that noise. At least the landlord
did not kick him out of the apartment building.
That was before we had ADA.

 

— a big irony with actress that turned down deaf role

DeafDigest mentioned the other day that British actress
Jameela Jamil turned down a deaf role, saying it should
go to a deaf actress. There is an irony – a newspaper
story today said she “used” to be partially deaf!
What would that mean? She has a hidden CI or a hidden
hearing aid or had a non-CI operation that restored
her hearing?

 

— Deaf Cubs at the Cave

Over the past weekend, the Clerc national
deaf basketball tournament took place at
The Cave at California School for the Deaf.
The Cave? A new and huge gym whose facilities
are probably bigger than some of the college
gyms. Said an amazed athletic director –
huge gym with two full courts; main court
can seat nearly 1,000 people and gym
capacity can hold 2,500 people; a separate
wrestling room with bleachers and scoreboard;
huge weight room; huge training room; and most
important of all, plenty of office space for
administrators and coaches. Why the Cave? The
school mascot is Cubs.

 

 

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2019/01/23

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 23, 2019

 

— UPS fails to throw out truck driving discrimination lawsuit

The UPS tried to throw out the lawsuit by a deaf employee
who wanted to drive trucks. The Minnesota judge said no;
as a result this case will go to trial.

 

— social media not accessible to the deaf

A surprise web posting said that social media is not
really accessible to the deaf. It pointed to the
Instagram as an example. It may look very accessible
to the deaf but actually it isn’t because the
Instagram “conversation” does not involve the deaf.
As a result, the deaf people are the last to know!

 

— deaf nurse voted the best in the region

April Ferguson, who is deaf, is a nurse with the
Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Ireland. Her
peers just voted her as the region’s best
nurse. She uses sign language with deaf patients.

 

 

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