2021/08/04

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 4, 2021

— agreeing to an interview and then backing out

A California software publisher got into trouble
with EEOC for agreeing to an interview with a deaf
applicant and then backing out upon learning of her
deafness. This applicant asked for an interpreter
and while the publisher agreed to it, the publisher
had second thoughts and cancelled the interview.
EEOC forced the publisher to hire a consultant
and socked a $200,000 fine to settle the lawsuit.

 

— Marlee Matlin is a survivor

In a newspaper story, Marlee said she
survived these past people – a past president,
an old boy friend, and these Ableist Hollywood
people – to become a success that she is right now!

 

— a big reason for these deaf awareness events

Many minor league baseball clubs help promote
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Awareness events. It
makes hearing baseball fans aware that deaf
people love baseball as much as they do.

 

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2021/08/03

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 3, 2021

— another thriller movie

Midnight is another thriller movie that features
a deaf character. Is that actor deaf or just
being fake-deaf? It is not an American
movie, though, but a Korean movie with
English subtitles.

 

— deaf people to be getting mortgage counseling

JLM Mortgage Services is now offering mortgage
counseling services for the deaf. Again,
not in USA but in Great Britain. Many deaf
Americans own houses and so, they are still
able to get mortgages but possibly not in
an easier way.

 

— a comment by a Certified Deaf Interpreter

A Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) said during a
newspaper interview:

We use interpreter’s ears before using my hands!

 

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2021/08/02

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 2, 2021

— unusual intra-tribe sign language

The Yolgnu sign language is being used by one
of these tribes in the Northern Territory of
Australia. Nearest major city is Darwin, just
310 miles away. This sign language is unusual
because it is being used by the hearing, not
by the deaf! While many native tribes use
sign languages, it is to communicate with
nearby tribes. This sign language is
intra-tribal, hence it being unusual. Sadly
it is in danger of extinction as younger
members of the tribe do not use it.

 

— one of the leading hotels of the world

one of the Leading Hotels of the World
is The Hassler Roma. It is completely deaf-owned
by Roberto Wirth in Rome. This group of
Leading Hotels of the World is an organization
that lists 400 best hotels in 80 nations
and is headquartered in New York. And
speaking of USA, Wirth has American School
for the Deaf, Gallaudet and NTID roots, having
attended all three schools while growing up.

 

— deaf editor of a county newspaper in Virginia

It was announced that Ben Peters, who is deaf,
has been named the editor of the Rapp News.
It is located in Rappahannock county, which
is not too far from the metro Washington, DC
area. He functions as a hearing person and does
not use ASL.

 

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2021/07/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 30, 2021

— future interpreter got her start

A 10-year old girl was asked by a teacher
to help deaf students in their own classroom.
She was hooked with the idea of using
sign language to help the deaf. That was
her start with the interpreting profession
years ago.

 

— teaching the deaf to drive a truck

A deaf person enrolled in a truck-driving
school. The instructors were concerne about
teaching the deaf student the right way.
They came up with some ideas – using
remote control lighted beacon while
driving in the yard, using cue cards
and dry erase board while on the road.
Result – the deaf student graduated and
was immediately offered a job by a
trucking company!

 

— sad public health irony

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has constantly
reminded the British government to provide interpreters
for deaf pharmacists in presss conferences, classes
and workshops. For reasons of its own, the government
won’t, even if their deaf pharmacists are the last
to know about public health announcements. Hearing
pharmacists more important than deaf pharmacists?
No way!

 

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2021/07/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 29, 2021

— carnival has strict rules

A deaf man wanted to operate a booth, focusing on
the deaf, deafness and sign language. He is
fluent in sign language but the carnival people
told him he needed to pass an exam to get certified
to teach sign language. He did and he has been
allowed to operate his own booth. How many
carnival people care about this sign language
certification issues. Guess, not too many!

 

— Racial and ethnic slurs no longer OK

A newspaper columnist wrote:

Racial and ethnic slurs got thrown around in the
early 20th century. The deaf baseball player William
Hoy was nicknamed Dummy. We didn’t think about things
like that then. Now we do!

 

— a recommended restaurant in Rome

If you are visiting Rome and happen to be hungry,
do think of the OneSense by Valla. It is a
deaf-owned restaurant, operated by Valeria
Olivotti. She only serves Italian food and
her dishes depend on the season and on food
availability from nearby farms. It has been
around for three years.

 

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