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DeafDigest – 10 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 9, 2018

— Supreme Court nominee and the deaf

Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to become the
Supreme Court nominee. He has one connection
to the deaf, but it is not a happy one. In
2008, he ruled against a deaf man who filed
a job discriminatioh lawsuit in the District
of Columbia. A picture is at:


— fired for yelling at boss

A deaf person was fired for yelling at the
boss, only that it was not yelling. It is
common knowledge that deaf people speak
louder than hearing people. Deaf people
can’t hear and therefore cannot control
the volume of their voices – even if it
was just a notch above normal voice volume.
Hearing bosses do not know it unless
they went through a deaf awareness training


— Frontier Airlines says no to interpreter request

A deaf couple booked a flight on Frontier Airlines,
wanting to celebrate their grandson’s first
birthday. Their flight was canceled and
the Frontier people would not tell them why
nor help them find another flight. Their
request for an interpreter was refused.
It was learned that Frontier Airlines did
not know of the availability of an on-call
interpreter at the airport plus availability
of a video relay service. Frontier said
the deaf couple did not identify themselves
as deaf (in other words – too bad!)


Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— ticket sellers are deaf

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:



— Opportunity for interested football coaches

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