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2020/02/28

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 28, 2020

— a reason podcasts are not captioned

Podcasts can be captioned but mostly isn’t.
Reason is that podcast producers do not
make written transcripts available for
captioners! This was the comment by a
podcast captioning advocate.

 

— a great winemaker

Yossi Samuels is an expert winemaker,
that works with a winery. He has produced
a wine, named Yossi for the Herodion Winery.
It is great – because Yossi is deaf-blind.

 

— deaf truck drivers, no; deaf pilot, yes

UPS has been accused of discriminating against
deaf truck drivers, yet Chuck Patterson,
who was deaf, was a pilot for UPS in
Louisville, KY! He just departed us. A cruel
UPS irony? Yes!

 

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2020/02/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 27, 2020

— perfect system or cheapest system

The KTBS-TV3 (ABC) and KPXJ-TV21 (CW) TV
networks (in Louisiana) has looked around
for the “best” closed captioning system
and found one captioning provider. They
said it is a “perfect fit.” Is it
really a perfect fit or just the cheapest
fit, being covered up as a perfect fit?
If that is the case, then captioning
bloopers will continue!

 

— deaf winner in Shark Tank

Kobe Johnson, who is deaf, had an idea for
an invention called Tailgate N Go. He was
invted to a Shark Tank show and came out
a winner. He will be getting a $250,000 investment
for a 20% share in the business from investor Matt
Higgins, who is the CEO of RSE Ventures. They
said he is the first deaf person to appear
on the show? Really? Not sure!

 

— circle table bad for deaf in a meeting

For years, the Circle Table has been a
perfect meeting table for the deaf.
Everyone can see all others in meetings.
Yet, a circle table issue came up in
a public small town meeting. Deaf people
complained, that even with interpreters,
it seemed that hearing participants
have their backs to the deaf. Even when
interpreters point at who is speaking,
the deaf person cannot match it with
faces!

 

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2020/02/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 26, 2020

— mixing ASL and opera

Is it possible to mix opera with use of ASL?
Deaf West Theatre says yes, and is using the
play “My Sister in This House” as evidence.
Said deaf actor: I think we will be able to
bring that out opera through our beautiful ASL

 

— a door sign telling the world the resident is deaf

Do deaf people want a door sign telling the world
they are deaf? Well, if the Carver County (Minnesota)
Sheriff has his way, then deaf residents can get
special “first responder” signs telling them
of their deafness. There should be a better way
of telling the first responders of deafness without
telling the whole world about it!

 

 

— inventor hopes Vision D helps the deaf

Inventor Leoncio Huamán Peredo, working with the
MIT Technology Review group, has come up with
a device that is called Vision D. Vision D. It
is a device clipped to a person’e eyeglasses
that shows a screen that tells him what the
hearing person is saying. And most interesting
of all, there is no patent on that invention.
Anyone can “copy” it and make money off it
(if it makes a lot of sales).

 

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