DeafDigest - 22 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition - March 22, 2021 -- interpreter requests not filled An agency, that serves the deaf in a small city in a western state, receives several hundred requests for interpreters. Approximately 15 percent of these requests are not filled - for one reason - lack of interpreters around. This is a troubling issue - because while we have video and VRI services, the deaf prefer face to face interpreters.   -- importance of deaf and hearing as equals A hearing businessman made this comment in a workshop panel: Learn about the importance of working with the deaf community Words and phrases can be tricky and can be misunderstood. A google search showed this explanation: To work with means you are working usually on equal footing Deaf and hearing as equals? Yes, always, and all the time!     -- working in a control room All NASA flights into space are watched and monitored by a group of engineers in a control room. One of these engineers is Johanna Lucht. She is deaf. NASA has had several other deaf engineers but never in the control room.   Deaf jobs - latest update 03/21/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:

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