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DeafDigest – 07 April 2019

DeafDigest Gold – April 7, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
In a magazine interview, actress Katie Leclerc
(of the “Switched at Birth” fame) said that she
was late-deafened but quickly embraced ASL,
even though she functions as a hearing person.
There is a proposal on the floor in Nevada
legislative body to establish a state school
for the deaf and the blind.
An obit in a South Carolina newspaper was puzzling.
It said the deceased pushed for the establishment of
the first public school system for the deaf in
1955. Well, South Carolina School for the Deaf
and Blind was founded in 1849!
There will be a new apartment complex in
Cheektowaga, near Buffalo, NY. Some of the
units will be available for the deaf residents.
Australia reportedly wants to depart an immigrant
family whose son is deaf. Their reason is
“tax payer burden.”
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
AN ALMOST PERFECT BUSINESS FOR THE DEAF
    What is a perfect business for the deaf. Owning a
dog kennel. Dogs bark all the time and these loud
barking noise would not bother a deaf person.
    Why is it an almost perfect business? Because the
deaf person cannot hear the dog cry or whine. When a
dog cries, it may be for a good reason that the deaf
person may not know about.
    Yes, we do have a deaf owner of a dog kennel in
Florida. It is owned by Ernesto Freye.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
CRAZY FLYING LAWS IN EUROPE
    A deaf man from France is a licensed airplane pilot. He is
not allowed to fly in France. French laws do not allow deaf
pilots in the country.
    Yet, he is allowed to fly airplanes in other European
nations! He has to travel to another European nation
to fly an airplane.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I went to the Statehouse to testify for the needs of us who are DeafBlind.
One of the most difficult to find information the legislators want are
numbers.
Counting DeafBlind people is very difficult because the Federal Government
counts them in different ways.
They will count primary disability, if you say Deaf and secondly blind,
then the count is that you are Deaf!
If you put down your primary disability  is Blind and secondary disability
is deaf then they count you as Blind.
There are no clear numbers specifically labeled DeafBlind
Now we still need to convince the legislators we need the services
somehow!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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