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DeafDigest – 09 July 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 9, 2020

— see-through masks or face masks

Deaf people hate face masks. Deaf people love
see-through masks. It was disappointing to read
today that an official of a public health agency
in Canada said face masks offer better protection
than see-through masks! If this is true then we
need a better third option.


— small town newspapers dying

A story came up today that said small town newspapers
are dying. No one reads or are interested in
small town newspapers. The Deaf Community has
had about a half-dozen deaf newspapers. It was
popular and widely read. The most notable one
was Silent News. Not any more; there are no
deaf newspapers in existence nowadays, and this
means we miss out on these interesting deaf


— one of the most famous graduates of Harvard

Harvard, over the years, has had a number of
deaf graduates. Harvard, in a recent posting,
listed its most famous graduates. One of
them was Helen Keller. She graduated in 1904.


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