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DeafDigest – 26 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 26, 2018


— Finland, Iceland & Denmark best nations for the deaf?

Are deaf people better off living in either Finland or Iceland
or Denmark? Hard to say, but these three nations ranked
top 3 in quality of life with respect for the deaf and the
disabled between the years of 1990 and 2016. Says who?
Says the research team at University of Washington.
What about USA? It fell from 6th best in 1990 to 27th
best in 2016. This survey, however, did not mention
our ADA, the most powerful disability set of laws
in the world. So, is DeafDigest editor worried about
these rankings? No way.


— A deaf female general in a Netflix video

Netflix is interesting. Netflix overseas do not
always have captions. Netflix was forced in USA
to include captions on their videos, under pain
of lawsuits. Yet, Netflix has just announced
a new video – The Dragon Prince, which features
deaf and disabled animated actors. One such deaf
character is a general that is deaf and a female.
If Netflix tries to make good with us, then this
company should never cast fake-deaf actors in
their future movies and videos.


— young hearing lady saying the wrong thing

A young hearing lady was interviewed for a
newspaper story. She was asked about her
family. She said she knows ASL because of
her deaf-mute and blind uncle! Respecting
her uncle by describing him in a disrespectful



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— handcuffed deaf man turned down by judge

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