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DeafDigest – 20 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 20, 2018


— The Alexa and the deaf

Hearing people love using Alexa. The Alexa people are
saying it will work with the deaf. Here are two
headlines in today’s different press releases
that contradict each other:

bad headline
Why some accents don’t work on Alexa

good headline
Alexa can now have a conversation with members of the deaf community

If Alexa is supposed to read sign language; there are many
different signs for one word. As an example there are as
many half dozen signs for the word “football” and no
way Alexa would know them all! A picture is at:


— different location for a deaf social club

Deaf social clubs are dying. Deaf people to to
Starbucks on a weekly basis, and it has become
their own Deaf Social Club. Here is another
different location – the Edgewater Branch
of the Chicago Public Library system.
Deaf people meet there on a regular basis
to play games and to socialize with each other.


— giving back to the Deaf Community

Do we have famous deaf people that give back to
the Deaf Community? Marlee Matlin does. She
gives back to deaf charities a portion of
her merchandise and apparel sales.



Deaf jobs – latest update

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Deaf Community, redlining

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