DeafDigest Blue – April 11, 2021

DeafDigest Blue – April 11, 2021

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-complaints-now-and-past/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Uber has been training its drivers to look for
non-discriminatory ways to reject certain passengers,
including the deaf, that will avoid ADA lawsuits!

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There is a cooperative of 45 deaf pig farmers
in Rwanda. Lack of knowledge of sign language
among some of them is what is preventing
the cooperative of healthy business growth
with hearing farmers.

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The Tarrytown Pharmacy, based in Austin, Texas,
has been praised for helping the deaf with their
Covid-19 shots.

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There has always been talk over the years of
Captioned Radio for the deaf. Only one such
network existed – in the Philadelphia area
during the late seventies/early eighties
until funding ran out. Now, the WAMU(FM)
radio station is coming up with the idea
of Captioned Radio for the deaf in the
Washington, DC area. Will it work, especially
with their auto-captions?

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Philip has departed us. Two things about him –
his mother was deaf and he made too many bad
jokes about anything, even laughing at the deaf
that stood next to the band. In his defense
a newspaper said he was prone to bad jokes.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF COMPLAINTS, MANY YEARS AGO AND TODAY
Many years ago, deaf students that attended mainstreamed
classes (without interpreters) had a complaint – that many
hearing teachers were hard to lipread. The deaf students will
tell each other which teacher was easy to lipread, and which
teacher was hard to lipread.
Today, deaf students have a different complaint – that some
interpreters (without certificates) cannot sign too well!
Times have changed!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-complaints-now-and-past/

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Lip reading tale

A deaf fan and a hearing fan were talking
about baseball.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
The Yankees should have signed Writers

The hearing fan actually said:
The Yankees should have signed Wieters

Wieters is Matt Wieters, a long time veteran
as catcher.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

AN UGLY DEAF INCIDENT AT MCDONALDS
A deaf husband and wife couple, both of them
anti-hearing extremists, walked into a local
McDonalds. They used ASL to order their food.
Of course, the woman behind the counter
did not understand ASL. She called for her manager
to help. Yes, the manager also did not understand
ASL.
It only made the deaf couple angrier and angrier.
At this point, another deaf couple entered McDonalds
and saw this incident. They were so embarrassed that
they quickly left the place.
DeafDigest does not know what happened afterwards.
But signing ASL with hearing people that does not
know ASL is the worst example of Deaf Extremism!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that stenocaptioners write the initial consonants H and R
with the index finger of the left hand, and when they depress both keys
simultaneously, they get the sound for the letter L.

The same thing also applies when these letters are part of a blended sound
at the beginning of a word. A slip of the index finger could totally
change the word.

Some examples of this would be:
She changed the word with a ship of her finger.
Children should be instructed to use caution around lawn mower braids.
He always wanted to visit the ever grades.

These should be read as:
She changed the word with a slip of her finger.
Children should be instructed to use caution around lawn mower blades.
He always wanted to visit the Everglades.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A popular pizza place in West Seattle is Abbondanza Pizzeria.
A good number of patrons are deaf, and it is for a good
reason. The owner, Robert Esposito, is deaf. He has owned
and operated his pizzeria for ten years. This place was
written up in the food section of a Seattle newspaper.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

An unusual deaf kid is Tyler Bowes, only 15 years old and a
sophomore at Old Fort HS in Ohio. He is the school student
athletic director, but actually does the work of a real
athletic director – be it filming the games, bringing out
equipment, helping the game referees, serving the team
with water and refreshments, setting up the game clock and
scoreboard, etc, etc, etc. All of that on top of a 4.0
grade average and a burning ambition to become a pilot,
despite his deafness.

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2021/04/09

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 9, 2021

— Captions for the Hearing, not for the Deaf

There was a survey that said 80 percent of people
using captions were hearing, not deaf! Three reasons –

… hard to hear sounds in a noisy room
… to better learn English as a language
… to understand speakers that have thick accents

Could we say captions is the big Deaf Contribution to
the Hearing Society? Yes!

 

— Comment by New York Times

The New York Times headlined a story, saying
that Granville Redmond was an early example
of deaf representation in Hollywood. He was
well noted for his skills in painting and
acting and as a friend to everyone. Deaf
representation is not a correct description.
The correct description is Token Hollywood
Representation. While Redmond passed away
in 1935, this tokenism continues to this day!

 

— Bad communication: Doctors and/or Deaf Patients

Even with interpreters and video devices, something
always seem to be missing when doctors and deaf
patients try to communicate with each other.
Examples are – doctor telling the deaf patient
he will be getting a prescription, yet he leaves
the office without a slip for the pharmacist.
Another example is telling the deaf patient
he will be getting full tests – yet the deaf
patient leaves the office thinking he has not
gotten these tests. Whose fault is it? A group
of students from Babson College in Massachusetts
is working with University of Global Health Equity
on how to best improve communications.

 

 

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2021/04/08

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 8, 2021

— Hollywood diversity officer vs Hollywood casting director

Right now Hollwood studios are being asked to hire
diversity officers. What this means – no more fake-
deaf actors. Will studios accept this idea? What
is going to happen to Hollywood casting directors
that want to cast fake-deaf actors whereas Hollywood
diversity officers tell them – cast real-deaf, not
fake-deaf actors for deaf roles? Will be interesting
to see how this all develops!

 

— easy talk, no action

Employers are always saying “we will hire the deaf;”
we respect the ADA and support it”

Yet when a deaf person applies for a job and is
turned away, this easy talk becomes no action

DeafDigest editor, over the years, has been
discriminated by hearing people that tell him
they are very supportive of ADA!

 

— deaf person becoming a chancellor

Robert Gordon University is a public university in
Aberdeen, Scotland. This university has named a
new chancellor – and it is Evelyn Glennie, who is
deaf and is considered one of the world’s most
famous musicians. Some questions – is she a graduate
of university? Yes – the Royal Academy of Music.
As a chancellor, is she the “boss” – the university
CEO? No, in the United Kingdom, it more or less
is an ambassador of the university, spreading
goodwill and making important contacts wherever
she travels! Congrats, Evelyn.

 

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