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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 31, 2016

— comic strip for the disabled

A comic strip is coming out in Italy, designed
by students at the Academy L’arte nel cuore.
It features four comic strip characters – deaf
person, wheelchair person, Down syndrome person
and a person without a disability. The deaf
character’s name is Milko. See the picture at:


— a bad Xfinity joke

Xfinity, under Comcast, provides cable TV services.
One Xfinity feature is a bad joke – it has a voice
activated command. One can instruct by voice
for the TV to do what you want. It is a joke
because a hearing person can shout “closed
captions” on the remote and it will turn
on captions. A deaf person can’t – and has to
look for the “closed caption” option either
on the remote or on the TV set. A bad joke,
and a nightmare, it truly is!


— deaf colors in future cars

What is a deaf-friendly future car? The dashboard shows
different colors to tell deaf drivers that something
is wrong with their cars. Hearing drivers can listen
to vibrations and know what is wrong – while feeling
the vibrations can be tricky for deaf drivers. The
engineers at the AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology are working on these deaf color warning


Latest deaf jobs:

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Movies, first Oscar for deaf role

05/29/16 Blue and Gold editions at:

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