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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 29, 2016

— display of sign language on TV

Retired Iowa senator Tom Harkin, the father
of the ADA, which incidentally just celebrated
its 28th birthday, gave a speech at the
Democrat National Convention. Harkin’s deceased
brother is deaf, hence the senator’s lifelong
interest in helping the deaf. Take a look
at the audience sign language at:


— national fast food chain, good or bad

DeafDigest has mentioned that Taco Bell in
New Jersey invited a lawsuit by a deaf
woman for refusing to serve her at the
drive in window. Taco Bell bad? Well,
there was another story of a Taco Bell
hearing employee, knowing ASL, helping
a deaf customer place order. The deaf
patron needed an explanation on the food
he wanted to order, and the hearing
employee used his sign language to help out.
So, Taco Bell, good?


— deaf winner, Samuel Adams Brewing competition

The Samuel Adams Brewing American Dream Pitch
Competition in Mission Beach, CA, took place
this week. There were two winners; one of them
is deaf – Rasool Raheem, Deaf Man’s BBQ. His
reward is a chance to compete for $10,000 in
the national championship in Boston. Along
with the cash, he would get one year free
mentorship from business experts. He had
to sign ASL in two minutes to impress the
judges that his Deaf BBQ is the best.


Latest deaf jobs:

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— unusual job to perform for a deaf King

07/24/16 Blue and Gold editions at:

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