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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 27, 2018

— lipreading from long distance without binoculars

Is it possible to lipread from a long distance without
the help of binoculars? Well, a deaf student, attending
a community college, said:

Even if you’re far away on a football field. I can read your
lips from far away

DeafDigest thinks it is impossible! A picture is at:


— just two seconds

A captioner said that it takes two seconds for her to
caption words that show up on the screen. That means
a hearing person is two seconds ahead of the deaf
when keeping up with the words on TV. This also
means a hearing person would laugh first at a joke on
TV while the deaf person waits two seconds later
to laugh late at this same joke!


— a deaf general manager of a team in Women’s NBA

Michael Fischer, who is profoundly deaf, has been
named as the Assistant General Manager of Los
Angeles Sparks, a team in the WNBA. DeafDigest
believes it is the highest level accomplished
by a profoundly deaf person in a professional
sports league! Not too many years ago he
served as student assistant coach with the
Gallaudet women’s basketball team.



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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— fast food ordering

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