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DeafDigest – 17 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 17, 2018


— national law against mocking the deaf

It is unfortunate that some hearing people
mock the deaf. In the Philippines, there is
a law – Republic Act No. 9442 which makes
it a violation to mock the deaf. Not sure
if our ADA covers the “mocking” of the
deaf, but it is a violation in the
Philippines. This subject was the focus
of a web posting today.


— Texas deaf students may never know about Helen Keller

Helen Keller is the world’s most famous deaf-blind
person. DeafDigest is worried that deaf students
in the state of Texas may never have heard of her.
Reason is that Texas Education board members approved
removing Helen Keller from the school teaching
agenda. Why?


— an ugly incident at a small town restaurant

A restaurant is popular in one small town. There are
always long lines at this walk-in, no-reservations
restaurant. A deaf couple was in front of the
long line, expecting the restaurant manager to
lead them to the next available table. The manager
totally ignored the deaf couple and asked the
couple behind them to come into the restaurant.
When the deaf couple made an ugly scene, the
manager apologized and led them to another
table with a handwritten note that said
“the couple behind you made reservations.”
Yet, the restaurant had a sign that said
“no reservations” meaning the manager was
not telling the truth!



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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— unavailable interpreter at sales presentation

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