2020/04/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 30, 2020

— good acting assignments for deaf actress we never heard of

Deaf people that follow the theater and the TV may have
never heard of Marsha Vae Goeken, who is deaf. Even
deaf people that work in Hollywood also have never
heard of her. She gets her share of roles for one
important reason – she holds a union card as a member
of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screenwriters
Guild of America.

 

— a deaf joke hearing not appreciate

A deaf employer always joked that his
hearing employees were selectively-deaf.
He did not realize it for a long time
that his hearing employees hated that
“joke.” Partly for that reason, an
important hearing employee quit her
job after working for him for a long
time!

 

— EEOC tells employers to provide deaf with see-thru masks

For obvious reasons, deaf people have problems with hidden-lips
masks. The EEOC has just issued guidelines that require
employers to provide deaf with see-thru masks. For the
deaf that have returned to the work place, this is great
news.

 

 

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2020/04/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 29, 2020

— a comment – Good Luck

A Coda, with many years of experience working in
different jobs and roles in Hollywood, gave a piece
advice to a young deaf actor, that dreamed of
making it big. The comment was this – You are
competing for 15,000 jobs in Hollywood. Good Luck!

 

— must be careful to help deaf telecommute in their jobs

If an employer just tells the deaf employee to stay home
and just telecommute, he may be making a big mistake.
The employer must make sure the deaf person’s computer
is set up to telecommute. He just cannot tell the
deaf person to go home and set up everything on his own.
Many computer problems are solved by phone; not easy
for a deaf person through a relay service or through
text or emails!

 

— Fedex hires many deaf and discrimates against many deaf

Is it a cruel irony that Fedex hired many deaf people but
at the same time discriminates against them – refusing
to provide interpreters or captioned videos? A mystery
we may never understand!

 

 

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2020/04/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 28, 2020

— 75 different sounds deaf cannot hear

A manufacturer of a new device said it will
capture 75 different sounds that the deaf
people cannot hear but will tell them of
microwave ringing, shattered glass, etc.
Just wondering – many hearing people tune
out these sounds every day, all the time.
Will the deaf tune out these alerting
sounds – and only pay attention to the
most important sounds – baby cry,
someone knocking on the door, etc?

 

— many deaf actors don’t listen to Marlee

In a speech some time ago, Marlee Matlin had
this advice for deaf actors wanting to make
it in Hollywood – must get an agent.
A deaf person, pretty much knowledgeable
with the entertainment world, said that
there are great many deaf actors that
don’t have an agent! Why?

 

— Boris is getting same old complaint

Deaf people have complained that the White
House does not provide interpreters.
It was also learned that Boris Johnson,
the British Prime Minister does not have
interpreters for speeches that he gives.
London and Washington, DC speeches both
equally not interpreted? Sigh!

 

 

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2020/04/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 27, 2020

— captions or sign language on TV news (or both)

There was a story about deaf people watching captioned
news to keep up with Covid-19 updates and that some
words (or sentences) were garbled. What about news in
sign language? Well, an interpreter asked – how do
you sign “don’t drink bleach?” This is not a joke!

 

— 2nd place in a big TV race

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that a deaf man
participateted in the made-for-British-TV
Race Across The World 2020. The deaf man,
Rob, finished runner ups while partnering with
his wife.

 

— that many deaf actors

The Deaf West Theatre is a rarity, a long
surviving deaf theatrical group – on par
with the National Theatre of the Deaf.
Other deaf theatrical groups, sadly, have
been shortlived. Anyway, when Deaf West Theatre
makes plans for a new theatrical play, they
have a roster of 200-250 deaf actors they could
ask to come over for an audition! That many?
Yes!

 

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