2021/06/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 30, 2021

— oops with subtitles

A TV broadcaster in the Netherlands practically
said oops for subtitling the wrong German
national anthem. They said:

This was a mistake by one of our subtitlers

Not sure if the Germans accepted that half-apology?

 

— faked noise with audiological tests

There are people that fake their deafness;
there are also deaf people that fake being
hearing! Audiological people are aware of
these faking games – and use testing tricks.
One such trick is using masked noise to
fool these fakers.

 

— just being anti-communications

A deaf person is constantly confronting hearing
people for refusing to make communication efforts.
To fight and to make enemies with them or to
be friends with them without communicating
with them – this is a choice no deaf person
likes!

 

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2021/06/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 29, 2021

— the hard-of-hearing phone

What is the hard-of-hearing phone? It was mentioned
in a newspaper story. Is it talking about the Captel,
which shows captions of what the caller said?
Always an interesting way of saying the same
thing in different words!

 

— a family argument led to a police taser

A family argument led to a husband walking away and
refusing to return to his car. The police arrived
but they did not know what was going on and were not
able to understand gestures from the angry man.
Instead of requesting an interpreter, the police
simply tasered this deaf man. Because of the taser,
they are facing a lawsuit!

 

— hearing actress wants to befriend a fake-deaf character

EastEnders, a wildly popular British TV soap opera,
is featuring actress Suzette Llewellyn, who is not
deaf. She is urging her script writers to have
her “befriend” a fake-deaf actress. She said that
in real life, she has some deaf friends and
is learning British Sign Language.

 

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2021/06/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 28, 2021

— the cruelest irony

a vocational training and job placement agency
for the deaf and the disabled refused to provide
their deaf employees with certified interpreters
during staff meetings. For that reason, U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission is slapping
the agency with discrimination lawsuit. The
agency felt that notes, handouts and
poorly-trained interpreters will do!

 

— deaf sister vs hearing sister

A deaf sister refuses to communicate with her
hearing sister. Reason? The hearing sister
refuses to learn sign language, saying since
she is not deaf there is no need for her to
learn signs. This is sad.

 

— assuming it is OK without asking

Deaf people ask for accommodations. Hearing
employers say yes and go ahead and provide
them with accommodations – but without asking
the deaf if these are what they want! An
example would be an electrician, without
asking the deaf, installing a tiny flashing
signaler bulb that is difficult to see in
a big, bright room! This is an example of
an accommodation becoming a non-accommodation.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

Adam Bahriz, who is deaf, is a professional esports
player. There was a story about him fighting to
stop harassment in the gaming industry. Some of
the players “mock” deafness and he wants to stop it.

………..

A hearing defendant in a criminal case wanted his
case dismissed because a hard of hearing juror
sat during the trial. His complaint was tossed out
because the hard of hearing juror successfully
convinced the court he was able to follow the
proceedings (voice) despite his hearing loss.

……….

A mask that says “I read lips” made a big
difference to a deaf person, in a story
shared with a newspaper reporter.

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Samsung has won praise from the ONCE Foundation
in Spain for its’ easy accessibility for
deaf TV viewers.

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RespectAbility’s nonprofit survey said
that 14% of respondents use video captions,
that 30% ask for interpreters; and that 59%
only use accessible spaces for meetings and
events.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BEST OR WORST ACTOR?
Many years ago people said the world’s best actor
was John Barrymore.
Again, people said he was the world’s worst actor!
Why?
Barrymore could act very well in silent movies,
but could not act well with talkie movies!
We have wished we had a deaf actor that was much
better than Barrymore during silent movie years!

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THE ANGRY FACE?
Deaf people always look at hearing people’s
faces for their expressions.
Are they happy? Are they sad? Are they
angry? Etc.
If a hearing person’s face shows anger, then
deaf person must decide why he is angry.
Is he angry about dealing with a deaf person
or is he always angry at everybody?
If he is always angry at everybody, then
deafness has nothing to do with it. But if he is
angry at the deaf person, then it is an issue.

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