2021/01/13

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 13, 2021

— pictorial history of roller-skating rinks

Roller skating arenas in past years was popular.
These arenas were crowded with deaf and hearing
roller skaters, all just wanting to have fun.
There is a collection of these old time
roller-skating rinks, about 2,000 such pictures.
The work is being done by Mark Falso. He is
deaf. He said he just loves history in pictures.

 

— deaf prisoner allowed to use videophone to call friends

A deaf prisoner was not allowed to use videophone to chat
with his friends. The officials said he could use either
TTY or video relay, but the deaf prisoner objected.
This lawsuit has been continuing for about four years
until the Fourth Circuit said he could use the videophone.
Will the court decision stand or is the battle continuing?

 

— another role for Marlee Matlin

Another role is coming up for Marlee Matlin.
A role in a movie or a TV sitcom? No, as
Executive Producer for “Feeling Through”
which is lauded as the world’s first film
involving a deaf-blind actor!

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 12, 2021

— these web accessibility lawsuits

As recent as 2019, there were nearly 2,300
ADA Title III lawsuits because of web
inaccessibility issues. 2020 stats is not
yet available, but don’t be surprised if
the count has jumped to 3,000 or even 4,000
lawsuits!

 

— association of architects and designers agree with deaf

An association of architects and designers made a
statement that deaf employees prefer their desks
to face the room instead of facing the wall.
For some reason, in many offices, deaf desks face
the wall, which is what many deaf employees hate!

 

— important for deaf that live in apartments

Many deaf people live in apartments. It is very
important that they be made aware of – Tenants’
Rights Law; Fair Housing Act; best ways to
communicate with the landlords; having
flashing smoke signalers; having flashing
doorbell signalers. Plus some other stuff.

 

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2021/01/11

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 11, 2021

 

— completely misunderstanding a finger-pointing gesture

DeafDigest editor, at a supermarket, carried a tote bag
with him and pointed to it with the check out clerk,
explaining groceries would be bagged inside it. The
clerk thought the request was for paper bags and
charged him for it! No matter how careful a deaf
person would gesture, some hearing people would
totally misunderstand it and add the charge to the bill!
Very frustrating.

 

— to be deaf or to be hard of hearing or to be a CI

In a newspaper interview, a person with a hearing loss
hinted that there are three categories – deaf; hard of
hearing;  CU user. Since when is a CI being added as
a third hearing loss category? Take off a CI, the person
is deaf; put on a CI, the person could be viewed as
a hearing person?

 

— a reverse app

A reverse app? In almost all cases, deaf people use
speech to text app to try to communicate with the
hearing. A hospital is using this very same app
in reverse – to allow its deaf staffers communicate
with hearing patients!

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

The US Agency for International Development
has been praised for assisting Morocco with the
distance learning needs for the deaf.

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McLane Northeast, a Buffalo, NY, distribution
company would not interview a deaf applicant,
let alone hiring her. As a result, U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission has slapped
it with a job discrimination lawsuit.

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Major airports across the world have been
working together on how to best accommodate
disabled (and deaf) travelers. It is being
called Disability Sensitivity Training.

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In an interview Evelyn Glennie, the deaf
percussionist, and the best in the world,
said while she became deaf at the age of
8, she still wanted a career in music.
But that her parents, both of them amateur
musicians, tried to discourage her. They
failed and the musical world stood the
better for it!

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Do Codas understand ASL even if they do not
use ASL? A linguist thinks so, yes, during
a newspaper interview.

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LIBRARY AT MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Many of us know that there were many generations of
deaf people that lived on Martha’s Vineyard. And that hearing
people in the town used sign language to communicate with
the deaf.
A deaf group took a tour and stopped at the library at
Martha’s Vineyard to see if there were any ancestors
in their family trees.
The librarian showed them the birth-and-death book.
Those that were deaf were marked as “deaf.”
If a deaf person wants to do research, it is a tough
job because the library did not have deaf genealogical
files in the computer.

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THE DEAFLYMPICS AND THE DEAF CULTURE
We have the Deaflympics, where the best deaf athletes
from all over the world compete against each other
in many different sports.
Does Deaflympics help improve Deaf Culture? Yes and no!
A high percentage of participants in Deaflympics are
oralists, late-deafened, hard of hearing that function as
hearing, etc, etc.
These people are most likely not part of Deaf Community.
And when the Deaflympics is over, they go back to their
own worlds!

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Fogeys – Deaf Eugenics Experiment

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