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2017/09/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 29, 2017

 

— a reason for a prison lawsuit

The Nebraska prison system has been slapped with a
lawsuit, alleging lack of accommodations for
deaf inmates. The problem is not that wardens
wish to refuse accommodations, but that the
state prisons are so overcrowded, making
fair and just accommodations impossible!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/crowded-prison/

 

— deaf-blind owner of a cross-fit gym

Brandon Tucker is deaf-blind. He is the owner of
his cross-fit gym – CrossFit Feliciana, located
in Saint Francisville, Louisiana. There was a
newspaper story about him – he probably
functions as a hearing person, despite his
profound deafness.

 

— a fishy excuse

DeafDigest mentioned that a deaf man was refused
service at a Burger King drive-in in Columbus,
Ohio. The server who refused him service (and
lost his job for that reason) said:

We didn’t know you were deaf

It is fishy because the deaf driver handed him
his burger order on a piece of paper and it
was refused. Would a hearing driver write
down his order on a piece of paper at a
drive-in window?

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— racetrack photographer
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

9/24/17 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/

2017/09/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 28, 2017

 

– weird state law on interpreters

Iowa does not require licenses for spoken interpreting
in different languages for hearing immigrants (Spanish,
Arabic, Russian, Chinese, etc). Yet for ASL
interpreting it requires a license. And to apply
for a license ASL interpeters must pay $120.00.
There is a small loophole – ASL interpreters can
work for four years – with minimal supervision –
without having to apply for a license. But when
four years is up, it is a different story!
Making things worse is that the Iowa legislative
body have been avoiding this issue. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/legal-or-illegal-interpreters/

 

— Walmart manager suspends deaf-blind employee

Walmart is in hot water with the U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission. The Walmart store in Beloit,
Wisconsin suspended a deaf-blind employee, who was
employed for 16 years (with no problems). The
new Walmart manager didn’t like him, and suspended
him, saying he lacked paperwork that certified
him as deaf-blind. It was never a problem with the
previous managers! The Walmart corporate management
said the company does not allow discrimination and
is hoping to reach an agreement with EEOC and
with the deaf-blind employee.

 

— 342 year old deaf woman

A deaf woman at the age of 342? Well, people
tha love science fiction would know about the
“Electric Dreams” TV episdoes in Great
Britain. The latest episode involves
Irma, the 342-year old deaf woman that
is slowly approaching the last days of
her life!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— endless arguing over three key ADA words
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/24/17 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/

2017/09/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 27, 2017

 

— Burger King refuses to serve deaf at drive-in window

A Burger King outlet in Columbus, Ohio refused to serve
a deaf driver at the drive-in window. The server who
would not serve is no longer employed. The deaf driver
filed a formal complaint; Burger King gave him an
apology and a free meal. See the picture of the
refusal at:

http://deafdigest.com/burger-king-refusing-a-deaf-driver/

 

— a stranded deaf-blind student

Jasmine Fillmore, is a deaf-blind student at
University of Kansas. She is a member of the
Student Senate Rights Committee, and a
meeting was scheduled. The interpreter never
showed up! Volunter committee members had
to text her the meeting proceedings. The
university has not commented on why the
interpreter never showed up.

 

— ADA compliance not a priority with many police leaders

Alex Vitale, not deaf, is a a sociology professor
at Brooklyn College (NY). He said many police leaders
do not give a priority with ADA compliance. Something
to do with lack of understanding of deaf culture.
Doesn’t matter how many ADA workshops and ADA
seminars at police academies and with in-house
training sessions, ADA is still not a high priority.
Very sad and very concerning.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— first TV program with leading deaf character
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/24/17 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/

2017/09/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 26, 2017

 

— explaining pizza, monster and bear to the deaf audience

We already know about the story of a lifeguard, whose brother
is deaf, and wanted to help the deaf during the hurricane
in Florida. Not only he was not RID-certified, he really
didn’t now any sign language and just said “pizza, monster
and bear” while the speaker gave instructions on how to
evacuate. Why didn’t the Manatee County officials
ask for the lifeguard’s interpreting credentials
in the first place? See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/bad-interpreting-situation/

 

— 4 hours of training

A police academy spokesperson said that all police
recruits go through four hours of training on
how to deal with the deaf. And that during annual
workshops, all police officers are retrained.
Four hours! Enough or not enough? Do keep in mind
well trained police officers who may have never
encountered a deaf person in years may forget
what to do – even when he is being annually
retrained.

 

— a supermarket success story

Shoprite is a big supermarket chain in South Africa.
And there is a deaf success story. Philemon Lempe,
just 27 years old, is the general manager of a
Shoprite store in Lenasia, a city within the
metro Johannesburg metro area. What does he
do? Busy, busy and busy – all day – assigning
staff to different jobs in the store, picking
up trash off the floor, putting back cans that
customers picked up but left off elsewhere,
making sure all food items are stocked up
without running out and having to re-order,
throwing out food with expired dates,
making angry customers happy. Plus many
more. He always has his notepad and pen
with him when customers come to him.
His goal is to move up higher on the
corporate ladder.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Native American sign language vs ASL
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/24/17 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/

2017/09/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 25, 2017

 

— an ugly deaf-police incident in Olathe

Olathe is where Kansas School for the Deaf is
located, and people pretty much know about
the deaf. Maybe except the police! A former
resident of Olathe said his car stalled,
making the police officer angry. The driver’s
passenger was not deaf and the police officer
came over, and asked for interpreting. The
deaf driver told the officer that he had
to find an interpreter on his own. This
only got the officer angrier, pulling out
his gun. Tempers cooled. But the next day
a complaint was filed with the Chief
of Police and the Olathe Chief of Police
and the Police Committee for Citizens with
Disabilities. Yes, the complaint was
ignored without an apology. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/police-officer-is-angry/

 

— a deaf Member of Parliament lost her seat

Deaf MP Mojo Mathers, who served in the New Zealand
parliament for six years, has lost her seat. Her
Green Party won only seven seats in the recent
election. Mojo was ninth on the party’s list,
meaning first seven could only get parliament
seats. She is in the prcess of cleaning out
her office and looking at employment options.
As the MP she constantly fought for deaf
rights in New Zealand, and for that reason,
fellow MP’s didn’t like her!

 

— another city requires TV captions (but a loophole)

Rochester City Council (NY) passed a new rule requiring
businesses with TV sets to turn on the captions.
This is great – but there is a loophole! Businesses
can take down TV sets to avoid captions, and avoid
making hearing patrons angry! Just hope it never
happens. Deaf community in Rochester is that big.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Hearing genes in an all-deaf family
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/24/17 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 – September 24, 2017

DeafDigest Gold – September 24, 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

Deaf Product Problem

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-deaf-product-problem/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-to-job/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/biggest-asl-thrill/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/automatic-excuse/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— simple gestures that hearing don’t understand http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf child was not able to find a school in Ohio
because two school districts refused to accept
him. For some reason Ohio School for the Deaf
was not mentioned as an option!

The government of the Philippines is cracking down
on TV networks that have been dragging their
feet re captioning of TV programs for the deaf.
The law was passed but not fully enforced until
just now.

A group of young deaf people of Costa Rica are
being trained for jobs in the tourist industry.
Such jobs are tourist guides, waiters and waitresses, park guards, housekeepers and bellboys.

There is a project in the Deaf Maryland Community
to video-interview deaf individuals pretty much
involved with the good old days of deaf
telecommunications (TTY machines is an example;
and other one was FCC not willing to get that
involved).

A brand new Deaf Health Clinic Team has been
set up at the University of Michigan Health System.
Yes, it helps that the doctor is deaf and the
support staff know ASL plus with interpreters.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING ASL STUDENT’S BIGGEST THRILL
What is the biggest thrill and also the
biggest dream of many hearing ASL students?
It is bumping into a deaf person and fully
communicating with him in ASL!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/biggest-asl-thrill/

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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

AUTOMATIC EMPLOYER EXCUSE
A deaf person was job-seeking. He could
not find a job.
During one interview, the employer says
all employees must be able to communicate
with customers, and that a deaf person cannot
communicate.
The deaf person said he could write his
responses on paper or through relay service.
The employer’s automatic excuse:

Sorry, I cannot hire you.

It happened in Great Britain, where there
is no ADA. If the employer said the same
thing in USA, he will be sued.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/automatic-excuse/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Preparing for legislation in Vermont requires advance planning.

I’m working to get SSP services funded by the State through legislation.

It is hard to get all DeafBlind people together and this requires many
interpreters!

I am doing something different and hope this will help convince the
legislators!

I will be traveling with an SSP and I will have collet testimonies via
video.

Then, I will edit it and get it ready to show to the Governor and the
legislators.

I hope this will work.  I have until January for the legislative session.

It is important to go to the Governor’s office and I hope he will add this
to his budget.

He has three tenets for his term and one is to serve the most vulnerable
Vermonters—have at it!

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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DeafDigest Blue – September 24, 2017

DeafDigest Blue – September 24, 2017

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-accents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-cell-phone/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/united-captions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/easy-lip-reading/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
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Top stories about the deaf:

New Mexico School for the Deaf signed an agreement with
the state Department of Health on working together with
the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program.

Oregon State University are saying they have made
giant strides towards gene therapy for deaf patients.
Something to do with tinkering with a large hearing-
essential protein.

A big issue among deaf prisoners in Texas is that
they cannot use the TTY machines for one simple
reason – it is so obsolete that practically no one
uses it any more!

Scientists are always looking for deafness connections
between deaf humans and animals. Barn owl has been
studied because this bird does not become deaf
while getting older. A team at University of Oldenburg in Germany wants to know why there is no such a
thing as a “Deaf Owl”!

Nevada State University is beginning a new interpreter
training program – with the goal of providing the
Las Vegas deaf community with enough interpreters.

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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

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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

CAPTIONS ON UNITED AIRLINES
United Airlines that fly to Europe have captions
on some of their movies.
This is great – but what is not so great is
that most of their movies are not captioned.
Hearing people have more choices with their
movies; deaf choices are limited.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/united-captions/

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Lip reading tale

A woman passed by while a deaf man was chatting
with a hearing man.

The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
This is truth

The hearing man actually said:
This is Ruth

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WORDS VERY EASY TO LIPREAD
A deaf person walking his dog can easily
lipread a little hearing girl asking:

Can I pet him?

If the little hearing girl said something
different, just forget it!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/easy-lip-reading/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One of the most important pieces of equipment that every stenocaptioner owns is a steno machine. The machines that broadcast captioners and CART captioners use are the same machines that court reporters use.

Most people have seen pictures or videos of a court reporter’s machine on TV or in the movies. You probably have seen paper coming out that may look like adding machine tape to some people.

Most new steno machines do not use paper. All the steno note information can now be stored electronically. Captioners really have no need for the paper notes, but some court reporters still insist on having the paper notes to maintain as their permanent record. The steno notes can be displayed on most steno machines and printed out if desired.

Captioners may have the same sorts of feelings about their steno machines as other people have about their cars. Some people upgrade every couple of years and want the latest and greatest with all the bells and whistles, while others keep theirs for years and just hate to part with them even when they have “lots of miles” on them.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Do the deaf have better taste than the hearing?
Do not know, declares DeafDigest – but this was
the issue brought up by writer Tim Carman, not
deaf, in the Restaurant Section of the Washington
City Paper, September 21st edition.
DeafDigest editor has a vice – fondness for
fine food at pricey restaurants. That being
said – there are many hearing diners that do not
know the difference between a great hamburger
and a bad hamburger – but – the same goes for
many deaf diners!
In other words, ability to hear or the lack
of it has nothing to do with determining the
quality of food – only the discriminating
tongue would.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Thomas Wheeler,
who departed us. A former resident of Huntsville, Alabama
and a former student at Alabama School for the Deaf, he
was an aeronautical engineer with the NASA. His list of
accomplishments is long, too much for this column.

Said an acquaintance:
He was a very bright and hard working man. Many respected him.

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automatic-excuse

AUTOMATIC EMPLOYER EXCUSE
A deaf person was job-seeking. He could
not find a job.
During one interview, the employer says
all employees must be able to communicate
with customers, and that a deaf person cannot
communicate.
The deaf person said he could write his
responses on paper or through relay service.
The employer’s automatic excuse:

Sorry, I cannot hire you.

It happened in Great Britain, where there
is no ADA. If the employer said the same
thing in USA, he will be sued.