Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Don't the Audistic Society See Real Benefits in Deaf People?

(Enclosed the very shocking article) Many of us, deaf people are very familar with the existence of audism when come to the job search for basic entry-level employment postitons. For example, non-college degree deaf individuals are automatically ruled out for the postiton like receptionist (not able to hear or answer the incoming phone calls) or lifeguards (the audists' pathetic excuses about lifeguards must have the ability to hear out any incoming screams from the would-be swimming victims, etc). LOOK AT THIS NEW YORK POST ARTICLE -

Every of us surely know about any deaf lifeguards would get fired instantly if those deaf lifeguards spend very quick conversation with people in American Sign Language (ASL) on the beach scene or watching DVD on the portable DVD player.

I am really glad that the NYC government including Mayor Mike Bloomberg taking real serious with the non-acceptance for any hearing lifeguard shortchange hir own lifesaving duties.

ASLize yours,
Robert L. Mason (RLM)

1 comment:

  1. Being a lifeguard is not only about hearing the screams, but there's also communicating with the others who may know the victim's medical condition, how long the victim has been in water, and more. Also, they listen to heart beats as well. A medical condition is urgent and you can't whip out a piece of paper and pen whenever something happens.

    Discrimination is rampant and we all know that. Believe me, I've had my share.