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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 26, 2013

— Canada finally allows a deaf man to become horse racing jockey

Nicolas Sorrell, deaf, is a Canadian and wanted to become a horse
racing jockey? All new jockeys must take horse racing classes
from Olds College in Alberta. The college would not allow him to
enroll because of his deafness. Nicolas and his family was angry
about it. A few months later the college changed its mind and
allowed him to enroll as a new horse racing student.


— A Deaf Badge – worth it or not worth it?

Some companies sell deaf badges, deaf pins, deaf T-shirts, etc.
Worth it or not worth it? As an experiment, a deaf woman bought
a Deaf Badge and wore it to the doctor’s office, supermarkets,
different shops, different stores, everywhere. Worth it? The
deaf woman said no. Almost no one reads it – and the store
clerks and office receptionists ignore it. Said the woman
“a waste of my money”


— a surprise visit at a school for the deaf

Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind at Staunton had a visit
that was a big surprise. It was a wandering black bear!
He was running across the campus; everyone stayed inside, and
police was called. The bear left the campus and the police
officer said “the bear seemed pretty peaceful.” Apparently the
bear went back to the hills.



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