DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 12, 2012
— eBay laughs at ADA!
A deaf person wanted to register as eBay seller. EBay
requires voice telephone to verify identity, and would
not accept relay calls. The deaf person sued, but the
judge agreed with eBay. Why? When ADA was written up
in the early nineties, there was nothing that covers
— a Hearing Aid dress
A college student invented the Hearing Aid dress.
It has several microphones that vibrate either soft
or hard depending on the sound. Will deaf women buy
that dress? Good question especially if it is not
— a prank that may help a deaf school
Taylor Swink is a famous singer. In an internet
contest, a school getting the most votes will get
a free singing performance. As a joke, several
hearing people nominated the Horace Mann School
for the Deaf in Massachusetts. They thought Taylor
will be singing for nothing because the deaf
can’t hear. While the vote ends September 23rd,
the school is hoping to win. There are some deaf
children that love to hear songs.
— a non-captioned public service announcement gets FCC angry
During a recent wildfire, a TV station showed a public
service announcement from the American Lung Association.
It told people to stay home, use air conditioner and
avoid exercising outdoors. This announcement was not
captioned! As a result, that TV station was fined $20,000.
— A British cruise ship kicks out a deaf couple
A deaf couple was not allowed on a cruise ship unless
a hearing person came with them and slept in their
cabin. It didn’t matter that the deaf couple were
experienced travelers. The angry hearing son used
the Twitter, the Facebook and a local TV station to
tell the public about it. The cruise operator changed
his mind and welcomed the deaf couple. In case of
emergencies a hostess will be with the deaf couple.
England does not have rules about cruises for the deaf.
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