DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2018/10/05

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 5, 2018

— interpreters in legislation not a priority

New Zealand is suffering from a shortage of
interperters. As a result interpreters are
pulled from duty at the national Parliament
to every day duties such as doctors’ offices,
classrooms, attorneys’ offices, etc. Deaf
people that want to follow the Parliament
sessions are upset.


— A movie will involve a DeafBlind actor

Not sure if it is a first, but a DeafBlind actor
will be featured in an upcoming movie – Feeling
Through. This filming is in the planning stages
and not too much is known about what it is all


— interesting court case

If a deaf person wants to file a lawsuit because of
no captioning, he does not have to tell FCC about it,
and can go ahead with the lawsuit. That deaf person
wanted to sue Hallandale Beach (Florida) because of
no captions during city council meetings. The town
said the deaf person must contact FCC first. The
11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said no – that
FCC does not have to be contacted first about
no captions.



Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— pioneering deaf model on TV commercial

09/30/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:


Author: Barry

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