DeafDigest - 11 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition - March 11, 2021 -- Deaf Bath and Body products The Grammy is coming up soon. During this event, gift bags are being handed out. One of the gifts in the bag is handmade bath and body products, made by Christi Leonardi. She is deaf.   -- Coda replaces an interpreter An incident took place at a Covid-19 vaccination site. A deaf husband/wife duo showed up to take these shots. The staff offered them a VRI screen to help with communications. Two things went wrong - the interpreter couldn't understand their sign language - and secondly, the VRI was disconnected. The staff "agreed" to allow the Coda daughter to step in as the family interpreter. Whew!   -- fighting for the right to vote Years ago, women were not allowed to vote. Discrimination? Yes, but it was the way of life in these early American days. Angry women fought for the right to vote, and won. What about deaf women? They demanded equal rights alongside with these hearing women. Two of these most prominent deaf American women joined in and pushed hard for voting rights - astronomer Annie Jump Cannon and writer Laura Redden Searing. DeafDigest believes there were other deaf women that we do not know about because history has forgotten them.   Deaf jobs - latest update 03/07/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:

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