DeafDigest Gold – January 31, 2021

DeafDigest Gold – January 31, 2021

Gold Edition
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 23rd year

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Old Fogey

Signing on TV

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-signing-on-tv/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/class/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/legalinterpreting/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/church-services-for-deaf/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A writer said the boundary between the deaf
and the hearing is invisible.

It is not surprising inasmuch as deafness
is an invisible disability.

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Zoom participants do not always follow
the #1 rule. It is the same rule that
participants need to follow during
conference room discussions – must
raise hands and to speak one at a time.
A deaf participant made this comment
in a newspaper story.

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Did Beethoven use wrong music tempo
with his most famous compositions?
This is what one Beethoven critic
is saying as the reason the music
is hard to follow.

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The deaf and the disabled are asking Ohio
legislators to remove offensive words
in the state lawbooks. An example is
removing the hated “deaf and dumb”
phrase.

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ZVRS and Purple Communications, both part of
ZP Better Together, LLC, have relocated
its corporate headquarters from Rocklin, CA
to Austin, TX.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

NEWSPAPER REPORTERS ALWAYS WRONG ABOUT HEARING LOSS
We often read in the newspapers such as “80 percent
hearing loss” or “50 percent hearing loss” etc.
This is not correct. No such a thing as a hearing
loss in percentages.
Hearing loss is measured in decibels, not in
percentages.
We almost never read in the newspapers “80dB
hearing loss” or “50dB hearing loss” etc.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
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Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no monthly fees or
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

INTERPRETING AT CHURCH SERVICES
Many deaf people go to hearing churches. Some
churches have interpreters. Some other churches
do not have interpreters.
Many churches are not rich; they cannot afford
to pay for certified interpreters. They are always
asking for volunteer interpreters.
Which is better – drive at a long distance to
attend a Deaf Church or to go to a hearing church
near your home?
You will have to decide which is best!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/church-services-for-deaf/

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Gallaudet men’s basketball history book for sale

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If you have any questions, please email kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu

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http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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DeafDigest Blue – January 31, 2021

DeafDigest Blue – January 31, 2021

Blue Edition
http://deafdigest.com/

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 23rd year

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Employment ads web site:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/heavy-demand-for-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-no-luck-with-employment-agency/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-domino-pizza-drivers/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/

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Top stories about the deaf:

According to a leading actor, the guideline
that Hollywood must follow is this:

every deaf character in a film must be played
by a deaf actor

this means no more fake-deaf actors, ever

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The previous White House administration
would not use interpreters during
press conferences. This brand new
administration will be using an interpreter
at all press conferences. There is an
issue, however, with the interpreter’s
background that the White House probably
didn’t vet!

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What DeafDigest editor hates is seeing
these ads that promise sign language
instruction for pennies. Only a
couple of weeks ago, it was for just
$20.00 – and now this one, another
course for just $21.99!

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Nike agrees to a face mask compromise. This
corporation was slapped with a class
action lawsuit for discriminating against
the deaf that want to buy shoes but
must wear face masks in the store.
Nike will outfit their employees
with see-thru masks.

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A newspaper headline in Turkey screamed:

Hearing Impairment Can Be No Problem With Cochlear Implant Solutions

is the newspaper saying there are CI success stories
and no CI failures?

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!

Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with 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, email: sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF AFRAID OF ANOTHER DEAF?
Some years ago, a deaf person worked as a pizza driver
for Domino’s. For several months he was the only deaf driver
in that Domino’s place.
Then another deaf person was hired to be a driver with
that same Domino’s place.
What did the first deaf person do? He quit! Why? Afraid
of another deaf person?
Good question!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-domino-pizza-drivers/

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Lip reading tale

a hearing fishing buddy asked a favor of his deaf fishing
buddy

The deaf buddy thought the hearing buddy said:
Please itch up the boat (to the pick up truck)

The hearing buddy actually said:
Please hitch up the boat (to the pick up truck)

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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!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we have seen, in order to write at the speeds that are required,
stenocaptioners are not typing out words letter by letter. Instead, they
are writing whole words or phrases at one time, similar to chords on a
piano. Because of this, their steno strokes must follow the key layout on
the steno keyboard.

The vowels on the keyboard are AOEU, and they can only appear in this
order. Therefore, a captioner cannot write a steno stroke with the vowels
in the order of UA or EA or UO or EO in one stroke. They would have to
appear as AU or AE or OU or OE.

If a captioner is using the AE to differentiate between words spelled with
the “ea” and “ae” spellings, it can lead to some errors.

Some examples of this would be:
The horse was a tan color with a palomino mean and tail.
Their performance tonight pealed in comparison to last week’s.
Her dress was a beautiful shade of tale.

These should be:
The horse was a tan color with a palomino mane and tail.
Their performance tonight paled in comparison to last week’s.
Her dress was a beautiful shade of teal.

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Gallaudet men’s basketball history book for sale

https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please email kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A new buzzword, at least in United Kingdom is
“sign language literacy” – Signs4Life, an
aggressive British agency is pushing for acceptance
and use of sign language everywhere in the nation.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A deaf senior in a high school, wanting to go to college,
basically has three options; go to Gallaudet; go to
NTID/RIT; go to a hearing college. Yale University has
two deaf students, and both have had their share of
frustrations with “everything” – classroom discussions,
struggles with interpreting services, limited social
life, etc. They, however, stressed that if they had to
start all over again, they would still attend Yale!

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