2021/11/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 17, 2021

— no more drive-in fast food orders for deaf

Many deaf drivers love to order food at KFC,
especially through the drive-ins. There are
always some hassles between deaf customers
and the fast food staff, many of whom never
met a deaf person in their lives. To speed up
the orders, KFC is experimenting with the
closing up of these drive-ins at certain
locations. This means all drivers, including
the deaf must use their KFC apps to order
their food and go inside for pick ups.
Good for the deaf, or bad for the deaf?
Time will tell!

 

– title cards for the deaf

In these early days, silent movies were shown,
and title cards were inserted between filmed
scenes. The deaf (and the hearing) loved
watching these silents during the 1920’s.
While silents were replaced by these talkie
films, there were no more title cards (and
therefore no captions for them). Emerson
Romero, who was deaf, came up with these
same title cards to caption these talkie
films. Seems no one gives Romero credit
for his hard work with a few films.
Eventually he gave up on this time
consuming efforts.

 

— no longer “the only deaf actor” any more

An insider in Hollywood said:

no longer “the only deaf actor” any more

This insider is correct, but it leads to
infighting and bitterness among deaf
actors rejected for roles that other
deaf actors won! Same as with these
hearing actors.

 

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2021/11/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 15, 2021

— best welder in a shipyard

Tran Anderson was honored as the top welder at the
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. He is deaf; co-workers
have praised him for his welding skills, saying he
was able to weld into these difficult-to-reach angles.

 

— horror movies and some hearing viewers

A newspaper said that some hearing people
get too obsessed with deaf as prime characters
in these horror movies. While it gives roles
to deserving deaf actors, it may imply deaf
actors cannot “play” normal roles!

 

— deaf writer receives an offer in a different way

We have many deaf writers. Veronica Sukaczer
is one of them. Her writing skills won better
writing opportunities. One such opportunity
was made through the telephone; she would have
missed that opportunity if she didn’t ask for
assistance from a co-worker!

 

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2021/11/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 15, 2021

— a high percentage of hearing people

A survey said that two thirds of hearing
people struggle to hear what is being
said on the theatrical stage and also said
captions is the way to go!

 

— confusing newspaper story about elected politicians

A confusing newspaper story said Scotland
has almost 20 deaf elected politicans
in that nation. That many?

Well, in another part of the story said
that Grant Ferguson is believed to be
the first deaf politician to give a
speech at a local government session.

Is it saying that elected deaf politicans
stay quiet during council sessions?

If true, it is a shame!

 

— not fully deaf but profoundly deaf

is there a difference between being
fully deaf and being profoundly deaf?

This was what one deaf actress said in
a newspaper interview. Fully deaf
may mean being stone deaf – which is rare!

 

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