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2018/12/14

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 14, 2018

 

— California text tax would give money to deaf programs

The FCC said no to California text tax plan. That plan
would have given money to the deaf telecommunications
program. Text tax good or bad? Hard to say.

 

— ouch, eight hours of tests

Researchers in Newfoundland (Canada) wanted to research
why there is deafness in some family trees that go back
to 17th and 18th centuries. That would require volunteer
families to undergo six to eight hours of various
hearing tests. But eight hours!

 

— emergency problems with deaf in Alaska

When a recent earthquake hit Anchorage, Alaska,
the deaf community faced these problems – bad
TV emergency captions; interpreters cannot be
found; interpreters that do not sign in
a language that deaf Alaskans use. This
was the story in today’s newspaper.

 

 

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2018/12/13

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 13, 2018

 

— driving 30 miles each way to eat fast food

Would anyone drive 30 miles each way from home
to a fast food place and then back home?
Yes, in the case of Dal’s Poke in Langley, British
Columbia. The chef/owner, Dalong Houang is deaf, and
in a newspaper story, he said he has many deaf
patrons that come from Vancouver.

 

— a special TV party

Yesterday’s DeafDigest said that a deaf knife maker would
be on last night’s Forged in Fire TV competition.
Norman “Buddy” Thomas hosted a TV watch party so that
his friends would know who won. Keep in mind, Thomas
was bound to secrecy and could not tell his friends
who won – these episides are televised months in
advance. This meant Thomas had to keep his mouth
shut during these months!

 

— Coda medical student has a goal

Luke Johnson, a Coda, a medical student at
University of Washington School of Medicine,
has a goal. When he gets his medical degree
he wants to serve the deaf and the underserved.
This is a great goal.

 

 

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2018/12/12

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 12, 2018

— Gallaudet helped DC’s A. Litteri

A. Litteri is DC’s #1 deli sub shop. Each day at
noon, lines are long at the sub counter.
It all started years ago when Silvestri brothers
(the late Todd and Toselli, born in Philadelphia
area and attending Gallaudet), were frustrated
in not finding a good sub shop. At that
time A. Litteri was just an Italian grocery
store. The brothers demanded Italian subs
and convinced the reluctant owner to make these
for them. Word got around; many Gallaudetians
came over and wanted these same subs. This
influenced A. Litteri to set up a sub counter
in the rear of the grocery store. Business
boomed, and this deli shop is a DC landmark.
There is a Gallaudet banner in front of the sub
counter. Most patrons, however, are hearing.

 

— “Forged in Fire” to feature a deaf blacksmith

DeafDigest mentioend Norman “Buddy” Thomas,
who is deaf and is a skilled knife maker.
He will be on the “Forged in Fire” TV
program on the History Channel at
9 p.m. Wednesday, December 12th. If you
miss that program, there are always
re-runs.

 

— deaf films require bigger scenes

A deaf filmmaker said that when deaf films are
being shot, it is important to have a big
scene – that must show the face, the hands
and the body language. It is different with
hearing films when faces could only be shown!

 

 

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2018/12/11

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 11, 2018

— Skype can be turned on to watch captions

People have complained that Skype has become
difficult to turn on to watch captions.
It was announced that turning on captions has
become easier with Skype, even permanently.

 

— deaf waiters said to read facial expressions

A newspaper story said deaf waiters are able to
take orders from hearing patrons by reading
tbeir facial expressions. Does DeafDigest
believe it? No, but this is what the newspaper,
in China, said.

 

— Hacking to help the deaf

Major League Hacking is an organization that teaches
hackers to create hacking ideas for good purposes
(not evil purposes). This organization hosts
hacking events at selected colleges. One hacking
team won first place for their hacking project –
to help the deaf create emoci that would
show emotions while watching a video or a show.

 

 

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2018/12/10

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 10, 2018

 

— “Can Science Make Me Perfect”

There was a British TV program that was aired –
“Can Science Make Me Perfect?” and it said
if things were done right with the human beings
then there would be no heart attacks, no one
falling down and – no deaf people!

 

— interpreters say that hearing say don’t say everything

Interpreters catch what hearing people say. But the
interpreters do not interpret – body language,
facial expressions, and gestures that reveal
much more than what the hearing person is saying!

 

 

— private movie room for open captions

One movie theater found a compromise to make
hearing and deaf movie watchers happy.
For open captions, the movie house has
reserved a private movie room for them.
Hearing people that don’t want open
captions, could always go to the
regular movie room!

 

 

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