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DeafDigest – 28 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 28, 2018


— El Paso sports bar says no to football captions

A deaf man, with his hearing friends, wanted to watch a
football game on TV at the Ojos Locos sports bar
in El Paso, Texas. He asked that the captions be turned
on and the bar refused. He asked to speak with the manager
but was told the manager was too “busy.” He then posted
this bad experience on the El Paso Deaf Community Facebook
page. It went viral. A local TV station contacted Ojos
Locos, and the owner apologized, and said his service
team will be retrained never to say no to these
captioning requests in the future.


— Some deaf people say International Week of the Deaf is a joke

Some deaf people say International Week of the Deaf is a joke.
Reasons are – continuing discrimination against the deaf;
difficulty of many deaf people in getting jobs; difficulty
in getting interpreters, no TV and movie captions, etc.
This comment was printed in a newspaper in an overseas


— a true story about wrong person being hired

This is a true story. A late-deafened man with
speaking skills still perfect, applied for a job
as a principal at a deaf school. It happened in the
early 1960’s (no TTY, no relay, no email, etc).
The superintendent spoke with the deaf man,
not realizing it was a 3-way telephone conversation,
and decided to hire the deaf man on the spot,
thinking he was hearing. On first day on the job,
the superintendent only found out the new principal
was actually deaf. He stayed on the job for about
7 years before moving on. Deaf as the wrong person?
No, but the superintendent thought that deaf man
wasn’t qualified.



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