2020/01/21

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 21, 2020

— swab test said to detect deafness

a newspaper story said that a new genetic test,
which consists of swabbing the baby’s cheeks
could help detect deafness. These swabs took place
at two hospitals in United Kingdom. Best is to wait
and see if it really works in the long run.

 

— trend: better captions or low-cost (free) captions

The National Court Reporters Association is
pushing for students to enroll in captioning
courses to become well-qualified captioners.
The local government agencies is pushing for
software that will provide free captions.
Two trends clashing with each other?

 

— a Coda scared of interpreting

A Coda, with a long line of deafness in his family
tree, said signing socially is much different
from doing professional interpreting. For that
reason, getting trained to be a certified
interpreter, wasn’t an option with him. After
going through employment layoffs, he then
decided to get an intpreting certification.
He is happy now, so is the Deaf Community.

 

 

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2020/01/20

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 20, 2020

— Iowa possibly not ready for deaf and disabled on Caucus Day

The Republican and Democratic groups and disabled activists
are working at the last minute to have deaf/disabled voters
ready for full participation on Caucus Day. There are
concerns that it is all talk and no action and at the end of
Caucus Deaf, the deaf and disabled voters will continue
being disappointed.

 

— the truth to the filing of ADA lawsuit

A deaf person has filed a lawsuit with a video
provider for not having the contents captioned.
Amid much furor, it was learned that the person
filing the lawsuit, is a serial lawsuit filer –
he has filed lawsuits in the past, here and there,
left and right. And what did the video provider say?
That they carry captions, just that the deaf person
did not know where to turn on the magic CC button!

 

— Brewability employs the deaf and the disabled

Brewability is a craft beer pub in Englewood, CO.
The sign at the door says:

we hire the disabled

The brewery, with a staff of about 25, has a number
of deaf employees as well as with hearing employees
with other disabilities. They all perform all
duties – bartending, serving drinks, making
pizza, counting the change as the cash register, etc.
Any difference between Deaf Beer and Hearing Beer.
No. A bad beer is bad; a good beer is good.

 

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