2019/02/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 28, 2019

— a powerful comment by an advocate

An advocate said that ADA itself is powerful, but
it does not help deaf people in social situations
(without interpreters) with hearing people. Examples
are private hearing/deaf parties; hearing/deaf
gatherings at restaurants; hearing/deaf family
dinner table, etc.

 

— basketball referee orders interpreter to get out

In a recent basketball game in Indiana, a hearing team
has a deaf player. The interpreter was always with
the deaf player – during practices and games.
But in one recent game, the referee told the
interpreter to get out and cannot interpret
at all. The Indiana High School Athletic Association
isn’t too happy about it and said it will
investigate the situation.

 

 

— police offers deaf 6 different choices

The police department in a small New Jersey
town has a card that would show deaf drivers
their choice of six different options –
Interpreter or texting or writing or
lip reading or no-lipreading or assistive
listening device – all during traffic stops.
Six different choices, yes, but the seventh
choice is overlooked – Certified Deaf Interpreter.

 

 

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2019/02/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 27, 2019

 

 

— saluting an Educator of the Deaf that departed us

Larry Hawkins has departed us. He served as the
superintendent of the Oklahoma School for the Deaf,
and before that, served the deaf community for so
many years in different capacities.

 

 

— an interesting newspaper headline

Today, a newspaper headline said:
Non-hearing Lee student pursues deaf ministry

What is the difference between non-hearing
and deaf? No difference but to mention both
phrases in the same headline is something
unusual and interesting.

 

 

— 24 important signs for first responders

24 different signs were identified as very
important for first responders to ask the
deaf during emergency situations. An
example is – where is your pain? There are
two concerns – that not every deaf person
knows signs and also not every first responders
would remember these 24 signs if they’ve never
used it previously.

 

 

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2019/02/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 26, 2019

— prison officers yelling at deaf inmates

One of the reasons why the federal judge in
Michigan said that the Michigan Department of
Corrections violated ADA regulations was
that prison officers were often yelling at
deaf inmates. Just yelling; no interpreters,
no gestures, no notetaking, etc.

— a famed Deaf Education program suspended

For years Western Maryland College (now McDaniel
College) trained many graduate students to
become teachers of the deaf. No more. This
program has been suspended. Many people are
not too happy about it. Keep in mind
that this program has been in decline in
past years because of competing on-line
programs and decreasing interest among
young people in becoming teachers.

 

— radio captions explained

A posting today explained what radio captions
is all about. A demonstration will be given
at a big event in Las Vegas soon. Anyway,
these radio captions show up in a browser
or an app site, telling us what the
radio is saying. Is it something that will
be popular in the deaf community because
we like to watch captions on the screen.
We are not used to reading captions all
by itself.

 

 

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2019/02/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 25, 2019

— an organization we do not have

In Myanamar (Burma) there is an organization
called Deaf Chefs Organization. In USA we have
a good number of deaf chefs but there is no
organization serving them. Keep in mind
DeafDigest ran a story few days ago on the deaf
Weiss chefs in the Los Angeles/Southern California
area.

 

 

— an interpreter that fainted on stage

A sign language interpreter fainted on the stage.
It was a hot day, and heat was the cause of her
collapse. Yes, it caused panic among the deaf
people in the audience. It took place in
Zimbabwe. Fortunately, the interpreter
recovered with no ill effects.

 

 

— biggest workplace problem

What is the biggest problem facing the deaf
at a workplace? According to human resources
people, it is just one word:

isolation

 

 

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