DeafDigest Gold – April 14, 2019

DeafDigest Gold – April 14, 2019
Gold Edition
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 23rd year
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Old Fogey
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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list of upcoming Deaf National Events
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Top stories about the deaf:
MIT and Harvard, two of the nation’s best universities,
sitting side by side in Cambridge, MA, is still fighting
it out in a captioning court case. The fear is that both
great universities will toss in the towel and take down
all of their on-line content. A joke? No, it has happened
to University of California at Berkeley.
The two deaf education centers in New Zealand – Kelston Deaf
Education Centre in Auckland and the van Asch Deaf Education
Centre will merge to become one center. Not sure how is
this going to work even though both centers are served
by one board of directors.
A big wildlife fire broke out in South Korea.
Emergency news on Korean TV were not interpreted,
or captioned or streamed with words. The South Korean
National Human Rights Commission is now aware of it.
Vladimir Aneas, who is deaf and lives in Haiti,
is making a success of himself in the clothing
design business while at the same time, telling
people that the deaf can do anything if given
the opportunities.
The article “Linguists found the weirdest languages
and English is one of them” was posted on the
internet. It said that British Sign Language and
American Sign Language are both strange in that
sounds are not used at all!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
SOME STATE LEGISLATORS ARE FUNNY
    This is a true story. Years ago, a deaf political
advocate wanted his home state to pass a bill to give
discounts for deaf people that use TTY to make long
distance calls.
    People told him that the legislators will vote
against the bill. This deaf leader did his homework,
practicing with friends on debates, reading on legislative
rules, making contacts with deaf community, etc.
    He arrived at the state capitol ready for a fight;
his arms were carrying materials to show the
legislators.
    The legislators saw him and told him to go home
because they already passed the bill before he
arrived.
    Was the deaf man happy? No, he was very upset
because he felt he wasted his time doing his
homework! And he drove more than 2 hours from his
home for nothing.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
WAL-MART AND THE DEAF
    DeafDigest briefly mentioned Wal-Mart
hiring the deaf but not promoting them to better
paying positions.
    A DeafDigest subscriber from a Midwestern
state said that Wal-Mart never hires interpreters
for deaf employees in staff and award meetings.
    And that for the past 10 years Wal-Mart hired
five deaf people in one Midwestern store. All
of them were fired because of minor violations.
    Is it possible that Wal-Mart hires the deaf
and keeps them for one year before firing them
to take advantage of tax incentives for
hiring the deaf?
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I have worked to mark the stove to make it accessible for me to operate.
Stoves and other appliances now use digital modes to run the appliances.
In my case, our new stove has a touchscreen which requires special
markings.
The agency for the blind came and placed “Gorilla tape” onto the
touchscreen.
It was a cut out for several rectangles and squares so I can press the
settings in the center of the cut out tape.
Also required within the strip of tape on the frame was access for me to
find the settings.
Problem- the touchscreen is very sensitive!
Result? So far I have burned a meatloaf!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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Source: http://deafdigest.net/newsletter/deafdigest-gold-april-14-2019/

Author: Barry

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