2017/10/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 16, 2017

 

— video relay service or bank branch office rep

You are deaf and your efforts to reach the bank
headquarters via video relay service have been
hung up on. They may think you are an overseas
scammer. A solution would be to visit the
branch office of your bank and sit down
with their customer service representative.
In many cases it works much better than
continuing efforts to use the video relay
service! An important thing is to be
fully prepared – your ID, your iPhone,
your computer printouts, your banking
documents, your passwords,etc, etc.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/branch-office/

 

— unsure of the “wow” newspaper story

A newspaper ran this headline –

Deaf man works for mobile delivery service,
defies the odds

Defying the odds! Not sure why? We
have many deaf pizza delivery drivers.
Delivering pizzas is the same as
delivering take-out food. Hearing patrons
are always hungry and they’re happy when
deaf delivery people arrive on time!
And tips can always be great.

 

— a deaf hero honored by a police department

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned deaf British
hero – Ian Lawrence. He is a professional
photographer who happened to be at the
right place at the right time, and took
pictures of the motorcycle gang that
stole people’s iPhones while they were
on the sidewalks in London. His pictures
were posted in media. Tips poured in and
it resulted in arrests of three teenaged
thiefs. They were just sentenced to
more than 18 years in prison. They stole
over 100 iPhones in a two week spree.
Anyway he was publicly praised by the
police department in a recent ceremony.

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf woman changed contract bridge rules
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/15/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

 

DeafDigest Gold – October 15, 2017

DeafDigest Gold – October 15, 2017

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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Old Fogey

Phone Call

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-phone-call/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nervous-hearing-clerk/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/abusive-deaf-passenger/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/paying-for-workshop-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-issues-newspaper-pullout-section/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— house hunting http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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list of upcoming Deaf National Events

http://deafdigest.com/upcoming-national-deaf-events/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/progressive-tv-model/

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Top stories about the deaf:

“Deaf Art” has become the latest scam in Sussex,
a rural county in south east England. Scammers
knock door to door, trying to sell pieces of
art, claiming they are deaf and live in poverty.
Police is aware of it and is busy alerting
residents.

Halimah Yacob, the newly elected president of
Singapore, said she is committed to making
sure the deaf are still assured of their
rights and needs as first class citizens.

The deaf of the Philippines will be able to
watch closed captions on one TV network.
This was made possible in compliance with the
government edict that TV programs be captioned.

Eight universities in New York were slapped with lawsuits because their web sites were
inaccessible. Some of the involved universities
are Hofstra University, Fordham University, Manhattan College, and Long Island University.

A team of investigators from Medical Research Council
in Great Britain have identified 52 deaf-genes
that many deaf people carry.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

PAYING FOR INTERPRETERS AT A WORKSHOP

A deaf person had to attend a workshop as part of his job
training. The issue was – who should pay for the interpreter?
Should the employer pay for it or should the workshop host
pay for it.

The deaf person came up with an idea. He made a suggestion
that he attend the workshop free. And in turn the fee that would
have normally paid for the workshop would go to the interpreters.

The workshop host liked the suggestion, and everyone was
happy about it

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/paying-for-workshop-interpreters/

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
http://www.drrattner.com/our-team/meet-our-team/

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAFNESS ISSUES NEWSPAPER PULLOUT SECTION

In USA many newspapers have special pullout sections. These
pullouts are all about special issues like religion, country, political party, health, food, travel, the football Super Bowl, etc.

Deafness issues in a paid pullout section? Never saw one in American
newspapers. But in Great Britain, there were a couple of deafness-related
pullout sections in the past.

Wish we had one in USA – that would fairly cover deafness from A
to Z without showing bias.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-issues-newspaper-pullout-section/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

White Cane Safety Day is on October 15.  Below is the history
of how it started.

The National Federation of the Blind assembled on the 6th day of July,
1963 and called upon the governors of the fifty states to proclaim October
15 of each year as White Cane Safety Day in each of our fifty states.

On October 6, 1964, a joint resolution of the Congress, HR 753, was signed
into law authorizing the President of the United States to proclaim October
15 of each year as “White Cane Safety Day.”

This resolution said: “Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives”,
that the President is hereby authorized to issue annually a proclamation
designating October 15 as White Cane Safety Day and calling upon the people
of the United States to observe such a day with appropriate ceremonies and
activities.’

This is an important reminder about the safety needs of us who are DeafBlind.

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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Attention:

the employment ads section is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

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DeafDigest Blue – October 15, 2017

DeafDigest Blue – October 15, 2017

Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/residential-school-sign/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/post-office-argument/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tinnitus-to-be-deaf-or-hearing/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— big deaf role in history http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-wine-taster/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Daily Texan, the student newspaper of University of
Texas said that the city of Austin does not do much
to promote the use of 911-text feature for the
benefit of the deaf.

Amber Tucker, of the Iowa State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, said in a newspaper letter to the
editor that abolishing licenses for ASL interpreters
is dangerous. As an example, she cited a Florida
lifeguard who volunteered to interpret during
a hurricane emergency meeting, using nonsense
words.

British railroads not accessible to the deaf;
this comment was made by an activist – he
basically said UK running 200 years behind on rail accessibility

Jacksons Food Stores and Jackson Energy, in Idaho,
both have been accused of refusing to provide
accommodations for a deaf applicant in an
interview. EEOC is working on the case.

Flexible learning, a fad or something great
for deaf children? Kate Whale, the president
of New Zealand Federation for Deaf Children
said flexible learning is not great.

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts required.

For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer, email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
http://www.drrattner.com/our-team/meet-our-team/

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

AN EMBARRASSMENT AT ART GALLERY
Many years ago in Mexico, Carlos Merida, himself
deaf, was a famous artist.

He went to an art show at a gallery. A few of his
drawings were shown at the event.

He was alone, by himself, without an interpreter.
Two women did not like one of his drawings and
told him that his drawing was bad.

Carlos, without an interpreter and not able to
read lips, thought these women were praising his
work. He then kissed the hands of both women.

Everyone that watched it were very shocked!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing mother was explaining to her young deaf child on how their house is heated during the winter
months.

The young deaf child thought the hearing mother said:
The house is heated by cast

Years later, the young deaf child, remembering the
answer, became a teenager.

He then realized the mother actually said:
The house is heated by gas

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

TINNITUS: A CHOICE
In Scotland few years ago, a hearing woman was
suffering from tinnitus. It is a stubborn ringing
of noise in a person’s head that almost never stops.

The doctor told the woman that she had a
choice – to have an operation to cure tinnitus but
to become deaf for good or to ignore the operation
and suffer tinnitus for life but to remain hearing.

An awful choice!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tinnitus-to-be-deaf-or-hearing/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In order to become advocates for quality captioning, we must understand the differences between good and bad captioning. Some people may think that some captioners are very bad spellers. However, occasionally the problem is the result of a technical glitch rather than the captioner inputting the wrong words.

If the captions have many missing or wrong letters or have many nonsense symbols, it could be a poor video signal or some sort of transmission or reception problem that is causing the problem with the captions.

If you have a problem with garbled captions on a particular show, you can try viewing the captions on a different television in your home. You could ask a neighbor to check the captions in their home. If the neighbor is having the same problem, you should notify the station and your cable or satellite provider.

If you don’t have a neighbor to check with, you should go ahead and notify your cable or satellite provider so that they can find the source of the problem.

The more we work together to improve the quality of captioning, the better it will be.

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— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Comic book editor Tom Brevoort, not deaf, was
recently interviewed. He said that introducing a
deaf character into a comic book story was much
more complicated than just drawing it in and
weaving it into the plot!
He was referring to the New Avengers #33
book when Echo, a deaf character, was ushered
in. He said:

it remains incredibly difficult to deal with a
deaf character in a book where at least two of
the characters (Spidey & Ronin) wear full face
masks, so this is something we grapple with
issue after issue

He pointed out to a drawing gaffe where Echo,
supposedly deaf, “heard” a door knock; Tom
realized this gaffe but it was too late!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Jack
Levesque, San Leandro, CA, who departed us. He
was a former executive director of Deaf Counseling,
Advocacy & Referral Agency, one of California’s largest
agencies serving the deaf. As the CEO, he was adept in
maximizing the skills of his employees. Growing up, he
attended Clarke School for the Deaf, and was successful
with speech and with voice telephone communications.
But he quickly embraced ASL upon enrolling at Gallaudet
and stayed with it all his life.

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Employment ads web site is at:
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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
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Continue reading …

Fogeys – Phone Call

Phone Call
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One of Davideo’s projects is the comic strip, THE OLD FOGEYS. This strip focuses on tongue-in-cheek comedy, representing a revival of the old classic humor of days gone past combined with today’s Deaf Issues and Deaf Concerns. Email: DAVIDEO@satx.rr.com Web: http://www.davideo.tv
Read more http://deafdigest.net/category/comics/

paying-for-workshop-ASL-interpreters

A deaf person had to attend a workshop as part of his job
training. The issue was – who should pay for the interpreter?
Should the employer pay for it or should the workshop host
pay for it.
The deaf person came up with an idea. He made a suggestion
that he attend the workshop free. And in turn the fee that would
have normally paid for the workshop would go to the interpreters.
The workshop host liked the suggestion, and everyone was
happy about it.

deafness-issues-newspaper-pullout-section

   In USA many newspapers have special pullout sections. These pullouts are all about special issues like religion, country, political party, health, food, travel, the football Super Bowl, etc.    Deafness issues in a paid pullout section? Never saw one in American newspapers. But in Great Britain, there were a couple of deafness-related pullout sections in the past.    Wish we had one in USA – that would fairly cover deafness from A to Z without showing bias.

2017/10/13

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 13, 2017

 

— Coda asks who pays

Doris Roberts, a Coda, owns a company that hires deaf and
disabled inviduals. She made a comment:

I am very familiar with ADA. I’m also familiar with people
saying we’re adopting this and we do all this work but
there’s no funding that goes with it

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/who-pays/

 

— red, green & blue lights

Teams of researchers at Hyundai have been working on
ideas to help deaf drivers. One such suggestion
are these three colors – red, green and blue lights.
Red is to warn of fire trucks, green to warn of
ambulances and blue for police cars and honking
drivers. These colors would be inside the dashboard.
Why not just one light instead of three different
lights? Some drivers may have hard time memorizing
which color stands for which situation!

 

— instructor, camera, interpreter, iPad

Fernando Ramirez-Savon, a deaf resident of
New Mexico, always wanted to be a truck driver.
For years he was frustrated until the Department
of Transportation finally allowed the deaf to
become truck drivers. He went to a truck
driving school. The school instructors
and the interpreters came up with a
communication system. The instructor would
sit in the passenger’s seat. A camera
would face the interpreter sitting in
the back seat. The iPad would be mounted
on top of dashboard. Everyone was happy
with it. And this deaf student already
has a truck driving job lined up.

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— world’s most famous deaf musician
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/08/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

2017/10/12

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 12, 2017

 

— Halloween is coming up

Halloween is coming up. Hush, a Netflix movie
produced last year, was mentioned by a film
critic as one of the best “overlooked” horror
movies in history. Overlooked because it was
not shown on big screen nor mentioned for any
of the Academy awards. Anyway the lead deaf
character in that movie was played by a
hearing actress. Why? The director said
he looked everywhere for a deaf actress
and couldn’t find any. Hint – Marlee Matlin,
Shoshonnah Stern and others!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/best-deaf-horror-movie/

 

— using magnet to fish junk out of rivers

 

A father and son team makes a living fishing junk out
of rivers (and lakes) with magnets. One day they
pulled out a hearing aid. This is a mystery; did
the hearing aid slip out from a deaf person’s ear
into the waters? Or was the deaf person angry
and threw away his hearing aid? These devices
are pretty much expensive.

 

— online petitions about deaf issues

From time to time, when there is a hot deaf issue
that gets a group of people angry, they post up
an online petition asking for signatures. A
critic said it is useless for one reason –
proof of residency! There often is no way
of knowing if these deaf names are local
or out of town.

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— interpreters refused for non-americans
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/08/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/