DeafDigest Gold – August 20, 2017

DeafDigest Gold – August 20, 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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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

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Old Fogey

Valuable Interpreter II

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-valuable-interpreter-ii/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/usnavalacademy/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missedgrant/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-soccer-oral-versus-asl/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tty-lucky-invention/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— British election embarrassment 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/large-man-blocking-movie-captions/

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Top stories about the deaf:

There are complaints that deaf patients need
to wait 18 months in Scotland to have evaluation of their mental health needs!

Over-the-counter listening devices vs
expensive hearing aids. Who wins?
According to a survey, testing a small
group of 41 hearing aid people, the
hearing aid wins but not by that great
a margin! This survey was printed in
a recent publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

In some cities in Malaysia, town councils
would not give deaf drivers their “handicapped” parking stickers to allow
them to park in reserved areas.

Three Uganda ministers (Gender, Labour and Social Development; the Health; and the
Education and Sports) have been slapped
with lawsuits for not providing the
deaf with their accommodation needs.

The SEPTA rapid rail system serves Philadelphia commuters. And deaf commuters
wanting to reach the police had problems
trying to reach a dispatcher through
their mobile phones. This has changed
with a new app that allows the deaf to
reach police directly.

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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 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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ORAL SCHOOL VS ASL SCHOOL IN SOCCER

About twenty years ago there was a soccer game
between Rhode Island School for the Deaf and Clarke
School for the Deaf.

This game was interesting because Rhode Island players
used ASL while Clarke players communicated orally.

The Rhode Island school invited the Clarke team to a
dinner after the game. The Clarke coach had his team
sit away far away from the Rhode Island group. The

Clarke players were not allowed to communicate with the
Rhode Island players.

Weird? Yes.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-soccer-oral-versus-asl/

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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

TTY WAS A LUCKY INVENTION

TTY was popular in the Deaf Community from the seventies
through the nineties.

It was a lucky invention. Why? Robert Weitbrecht, a deaf
man, loved to hike in the mountains in California. He
was hiking with a hearing friend. During the hike, another
group came nearby. A woman in that group overheard Weitbrecht’s
oral deaf voice and knew he was deaf. She came to him and
introduced herself as a mother of a deaf son.

Both groups chatted for a while, and Weitbrecht told the
woman that he loved to work on old TTY machines for radio
ham communications. She asked him – why not change the
radio ham TTY machine to deaf TTY machine?

The rest is history!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tty-lucky-invention/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

The lights in our homes are important for many of us who have Usher Syndrome.

Most often, in younger years, we tend to need lots of lights to see.

The technology keeps changing and some changes are helpful.

In my house we switched our dining area lighting to LED lights.

It was so helpful, less glare and softer.

As an added bonus, the LED lights should last 20 years!

I won’t last that long!

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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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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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

Continue reading …

DeafDigest Blue – August 20, 2017

DeafDigest Blue – August 20, 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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subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-fighting-voices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-cut-out-of-movies/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/white-captions-perfect-for-deaf-low-vision/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreter-for-deaf-video-or-in-person/

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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)
— CDI’s, few facts http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/british-deaf-friendly-apartments-proposal/

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Top stories about the deaf:

An activist posted on a blog saying that
fund raising, on behalf of deaf service
agencies, generates unwanted public
sympathy on the deaf!

A petition has been started by the deaf of
New Zealand to urge the television network
to add interpreters for political candidate
debates.

The Rwanda National Union of the Deaf is
asking that the government make Sign
Language an official language.

ACLU of Nebraska filed a lawsuit accusing
prisons of not providing deaf inmates with
their accommodation needs.

For many years the Walker Foundation raised money for
the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.
This function will still continue, but under a
different name – the SCSDB Foundation. A
spokesperson said the name change reflects
school’s expanded relationship with donors
and community organizations.

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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 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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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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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

A REASON FOR WHITE OR YELLOW CAPTIONS
A director of a state commission for the deaf told
DeafDigest editor last week that there is a reason for
white or yellow captions.

He said that deaf people with low vision prefer white
or yellow captions.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/white-captions-perfect-for-deaf-low-vision/

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Lip reading tale

A deaf friend was chatting with a hearing friend

The deaf friend thought hearing person said:
I don’t like bark. He is a troublemaker

The hearing person actually said:
I don’t like Mark. He is a troublemaker

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

VIDEO INTERPRETER OR INTERPRETER IN PERSON?
Sometimes deaf people use video interpreters.
Sometimes deaf people use interpreters in person.

Why sometimes video and sometimes in person?
All depends.

With a video interpreter, a deaf person cannot
try to depend on him to help him with other things.
But with an in-person interpreter, some deaf people
are tempted to ask him to help him with other
things.

Both video and in-person interpreters are not
supposed to “help” the deaf person – just interpret
and nothing else!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreter-for-deaf-video-or-in-person/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

It is the beginning of a new school year, and many CART captioners are beginning new assignments. Some students are using CART for the very first time.

Once again, “CART” stands for “Communication Access Realtime Translation.”

Many students and professors will be curious about this service. If a student is comfortable disclosing his or her use of CART to the rest of the class, it is an opportunity to explain what CART is to people who have never seen CART.

Before using CART in the classroom, everyone involved should have a solid understanding of what will take place. These are a couple questions that need to be answered: Will I be using remote CART or onsite CART? Will I be provided note files of the classes by the CART captioner?

Before the school year begins, it is sometimes a good idea to have someone from the disabilities services office, the CART captioner, and the user of CART services sit down and discuss everyone’s expectations.

The disabilities services office will expect the user to notify the CART captioner promptly if the user is not able to attend class for some reason. The user will expect the CART captioner to show up on time and ready to provide services.

CART users should realize that the CART captioners will be blocking out the time periods for their classes for the entire semester. If a CART user cancels the captioner’s services by deciding he or she no longer needs services or by dropping a class, the CART captioner may have already turned down other assignments and may be losing that income.

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, go to the bottom of the Gold section

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Did Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing experience a reincarnation?
No, but its announcement of Alexander Graham
as the new Executive Director seemed like it because
of the similarity of these names. To be fair, the
middle initial of the new person is T. (Alexander
T. Graham).
Another question – does the new executive director
have background in deafness? No, but his background
is in administration of non-profits.
Different backgrounds but with nearly-similar
names, interesting.

note:
he is no longer at the helm at AgBell

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

For years a regular stethoscope has been a problem for
deaf physicians. From time to time there have been
modifications that have helped the deaf physicians
use the stethoscope. The latest modification comes
in two pieces – an electronic scope that would download
the results into a computer. The second is an option,
a headset gear attached to the stethoscope. Cost is
nearly $600, as contrasted to $250.00 for the best
model on the market. Expensive to be a deaf doctor?
Sort of!

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DeafDigest
Copyright 2017 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest conditions and terms
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-digest-conditions-and-terms/

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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

Continue reading …

DeafDigest Gold – August 13, 2017

DeafDigest Gold – August 13, 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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subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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

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Old Fogey

Valuable Interpreter

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-valuable-interpreter/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/understanding-deaf-french-sign-language/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-in-france/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/usnavalacademy/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missedgrant/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— first newspaper classified ads
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/angry-deaf-woman/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Former New York police officer Dan Carione
who became deaf because of an incident while
on patrol, was honored for his service
ad advocate for the deaf. He lost his
job when he became deaf, and sued to
get his job back. The city offered to
give back his old job but refused to change
the policy regarding late-deafened
police officers. He refused to accept his
old job because of the old policy.

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego is working on
a special glove that would convert ASL
to text on a computer screen. Another
“better” mousetrap? DeafDigest thinks
so because there are other research teams
working on such ASL to text projects.

Hearing child mainstreamed into a public
school system for a reason. That is the
story of Craig Schaefer, currently a
graduate student at University of Florida.
He wanted to be able to communicate with
his two deaf brothers, and so chose to
enroll in a mainstreamed program as a
youngster. His story was featured in a
local newspaper.

RIT/NTID won a $2.6 million federal grant
to study how young deaf adults process
the English language.

A Skype relay service for the deaf has
been established in the Wakayama-shi,
Wakayama Prefecture (Japan) region.

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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 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!

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SLIGHTLY DEAF STUDENT AT US NAVAL ACADEMY
The US Naval Academy, in Annapolis, MD, is a tough place
to attend classes and to take part in the naval drills.

The ensigns become US Naval officers after graduation.

There is no way for a deaf student to enroll at the
academy. But few years ago the rules were bent and
the Naval Academy allowed him to enroll – because the academy needs good athletes in all sports!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/usnavalacademy/

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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

A BIG DEAF AGENCY MISSES THE GRANT DEADLINE

This is a true story during the late seventies. A big
deaf agency hired a grant writer. He wrote a great grant,
but it took so much time. And when he was done writing
the grant, the agency driver had to fight through the
heavy traffic jam to try to make it to the government
agency before deadline time.

He arrived late. The government agency would not
accept the grant.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missedgrant/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

When you are a cook, searching for spices is a challenge!

I have several people living in my house so organizing spices is not an easy task!

When no one is at home, I have to use my electronic magnifier, called a Ruby.

It is not easy to read the bottles that are round.  What happens when the battery dies?

Here are some tricks I have started to use before I turn on my magnifier device.

For example: Ground Mustard –

Search bottles that are light weight.  Then you get a few bottles.

Then use the magnifier to locate the spice you are looking for!

Now the other spices?  That is a longer story!

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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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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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

Continue reading …

DeafDigest Blue – August 13, 2017

DeafDigest Blue – August 13, 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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subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scary-name/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-printing-hearing-aid/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-fighting-voices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-cut-out-of-movies/

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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)
— fire chief, deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/hospital-tracking-device/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Artist Henry Raeburn (1756–1823)not deaf, painted
a “Boy and Rabbit” portrait. The boy in the picture
was deaf. This painting will be exhibited in
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glascow,
Scotland for about six months.

University College London has always required
all students to take a foreign language course.
British Sign Language has now been accepted
as a foreign college requirement.

Vint Cerf, who is hard of hearing and considered
one of the Fathers of the Internet, is promoting
the InTheLimeLight Video Contest for Individuals with Disabilities. He is currently a special
advisor with Google.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
filed a lawsuit against Cutter Mazda of Honolulu
for discriminating against a deaf applicant seeking
employment with this automobile chain.

Taylor Swift is currently involved in a nasty
lawsuit. But she actually is not that nasty,
witness being victimized by a money-donation
prank that involved Willie Ross School for the Deaf. Once she realized it was a prank
several year ago, she reached out the school
and made a sizable donation!

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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 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!

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

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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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

FIGHTING OR PLAYING?
We often see dogs rough it up with each other. Are they
fighting or playing? Hint – look at dog’s tails and jaws.

We often see hearing people “rough” with each other.
Are they fighting or playing? Hearing people can tell by
listening to their voices – angry voice or playful
voice.

We, the deaf, often cannot tell if it is playing or
fighting!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-fighting-voices/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing friend was introducing a friend to his deaf friend

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
This is Ape

The hearing person actually said:
This is Abe

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HIRING A CONSULTANT IN A MOVIE FOR NOTHING

From time to time Hollywood people hire Deaf Consultant

to work with directors and producers in a big filming
that involves a deaf actor.

And sometimes hiring the consultant is a waste of time
and waste of money.

Why? Because when filming is finished, the film editors
may cut out scenes that involve deaf actors!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-cut-out-of-movies/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is the organization that represents judicial reporters and broadcast and CART captioners across the country. Members of NCRA have been meeting at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 10th through the 13th. The theme for the 2017 Annual Convention and Exposition is “Magic at your Fingertips!”

The largest annual gathering of court reporters, realtime captioners, scopists, legal videographers, trial presenters, and other legal services professionals, the convention and expo offers a wide range of continuing education seminars and social events. Highlights include the installation of NCRA’s 2017-2018 Board of Directors, the winner of the Distinguished Service Award, the results of the national speed and realtime contests, the announcement of scholarship and grant recipients, and top-notch speakers addressing the topics and issues relevant to today’s court reporters, captioners, legal videographers, students, and school officials.

The schedule is jam-packed with educational sessions, the latest in new products and services showcased on the Expo Hall floor, and an array of networking opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else. There are also specialized programs for students and instructors, as well as a two-day Certified Realtime Captioner Workshop.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Kim Robinson, who is deaf, is campaigning
for a seat on the Nelson Marlborough District
Health Board, which is in Marlborough,
New Zealand.
He stands a chance of winning the election.
It is not because he is a polished politician,
nor because he is extremely knowledgeable on
health-related issues.
It may be because he is the only candidate
to have signed up for that seat! Election
officials expected about 10-12 candidates
to sign up. Yet, none of them did, except
for Kim.
Pretty much reminds DeafDigest editor
of a deaf man who won the election for a
minor office only because he was the
only candidate! It took place about
30 years ago.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

At the Olympics in London, it was reported that several
deaf individuals were hired as security guards, especially
in the Tower of London area.

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DeafDigest Gold – August 6, 2017

DeafDigest Gold – August 6, 2017

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Old Fogey

ABC Cards

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-abc-cards/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lbj/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-feel-cold-air/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/understanding-deaf-french-sign-language/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-in-france/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf designer, greeting cards company http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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list of upcoming Deaf National Events

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/picture-at-fast-food-restaurant/

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Top stories about the deaf:

North Carolina Governor Cooper signed into
law, allowing deafness symbol on drivers’
licenses. It is, however, up to the deaf
to accept or to reject that option.

The Healthcare of Russia is saying that
a retinal prosthesis was recently implanted in a deaf-blind patient

The ministry of public safety in Zimbabwe is now requiring all of its police officers
to be bi-lingual or even tri-lingual
in 16 different national languages.
Deaf sign language is included in
that 16-language group.

Is there such a thing as a mind-controlled
hearing aid? Engineers at Columbia University in New York is working on this prototype.

In Carrot Bay, British Virgin Islands,
a top fisherman award was given to a deaf fisherman. They said he is one of
the town’s top fishermen.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

NDERSTANDING FRENCH SIGN LANGUAGE

DeafDigest editor is fluent with ASL. But can he understand
French Sign Language? No!

He was watching several deaf French people communicate in
FSL for a long time – and he did not understand what they were
talking about!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/understanding-deaf-french-sign-language/

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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

DEAF LOST IN FRANCE; HEARING LOST IN FRANCE
Learning the bus system, the metro subway system, the railroad
system in France can be a big challenge.

Which is better – to be deaf in France and to depend on eyes to
follow directions, or to be hearing in France and to depend on
ears to follow directions?

No difference. Hearing people get lost in France; same as with the
deaf!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-in-france/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Going to medical appointments worries many of us who are DeafBlind.

The reason? Will there be an interpreter lined up to provide us with access
to communication or not?

Well, I was in this situation a few times in the past few years.

One day I went to my doctor as scheduled 4 months in advance.

I sat in the waiting room waiting for my interpreter so we could proceed to
check in.

After a long wait, I walked to the receptionist and we had no way to
communicate!

The frustrating part was that my ride would not return for one hour!

I went out and waited for my ride and caught up on my sun tan!

Recently, I had an appointment to see a physical therapy in the same
building.

I waited in the waiting room a long time.  I assumed they screwed up again!

The physical therapist came to me and started fingerspelling, saying “sorry,
we forgot to hire an interpreter”.

We proceeded with the appointment with him fingerspelling the whole time!

It was too much and too difficult but it killed my time till my ride
returned!

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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