DeafDigest - 23 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition - March 23, 2021 -- no lip reading at all No lip reading at all, according to part of a newspaper story. It was not in reference to pandemic masks, but in reference to watching captions on TV. It was part of humor while staying home much of the time.   -- tricks of a deaf referee Matt Ayyash is deaf and is a respected referee in soccer. He depends on tricks to make players aware of his deafness, especially those shocked about it for the first time. During the pre-game coin flip, he would immediately tell the team captains of his deafness and that he would officiate the game differently from hearing referees. He would explain that if they wish to communicate with him during the game, just to tap on his shoulder and to directly face him. He wears a buzzer on his arm to allow fellow referees to quickly bring attention. He also follows closely, not afar, the action on the field. Lastly but most important of all, requiring his interpreters to know soccer signs!   -- the deaf and the military Paige Hall, who is deaf, is a ROTC student at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. A big newspaper story was written up about her, and the bottom line is that she believes her deafness will not be a barrier to a military career. A barrier or not a barrier? Many deaf soldiers fought on the both sides of the Civil War. Theodore Roosevelt, before he became the president, wanted to recruit a Deaf Cavalry during the Spanish-American war. A school for the deaf currently has a Deaf Military unit. And we have known of deaf fighters in other nations right now. A barrier or not a barrier?   Deaf jobs - latest update 03/21/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:

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