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DeafDigest – 14 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 14, 2021

— the paver foreman is deaf

There was a short mention of a paver foreman in a
newspaper story. This foreman was deaf. The
foreman is responsible for making sure the
asphalt paving job is well done. Not sure if
it is unusual for a deaf person performing
as a paver foreman?


— a deaf participant in 2021 Olympics in Tokyo

There have been quite a few deaf participants in
the past hearing Olympics (not Deaflympics).
Some of them have earned medals in their events.
It is known that Emma Meesseman, a professional
women’s basketball player, will be taking
part in the Olympics. Her team – Belgium
has qualified for the Olympics. She is one
of the world’s best female players, having
playing professionally in Europe and in the


— the deaf on reality TV shows

A big question was asked:

When was the last time you saw a deaf person on a reality TV show?

The answer – most of us cannot remember!



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