DeafDigest Gold – August 12, 2018

DeafDigest Gold – August 12, 2018
Gold Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
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Old Fogey
Noise interpreting
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf survived for years before ADA
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list of upcoming Deaf National Events
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:
The editorial code in Great Britain is to avoid
making negative references to the deaf and the
disabled. This code has not always been followed,
according to a British critic.
The United Nations has declared September 23rd
as the International Day of Sign Languages.
Caravan Food Group, a chain which operates fast
food outlets in the Philippines, has made it a
priority to hire deaf for jobs in the field.
The old building that once housed the Metro Deaf
School (St Paul, MN) has been sold to a developer
for $2.68M.
Motorcyclists converge annually at the Sturgis
Motorcycle Rally. Deaf cyclists are no exception,
just that they get together with their own rallies
within one big Sturgis rally. And the Black Hills
Association of the Deaf has hosted an event for them.
— opportunities for deaf writer, content editor and
international signs signer
go to:
and scroll down until you see
Opportunities at H3 World TV
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PRESERVING DEAF TELEVISION AND FILM HISTORY
The Silent Network, the nations first national Deaf/Hard of Hearing
television network, which started in 1979, has been hard at work on its
major preservation efforts of thousands of hours of past Deaf/HOH
broadcast TV shows for the benefit of todays viewers.
Viewers can now enjoy watching the digitally re-mastered shows
as well as brand new shows at WAWO.tv. Shows are added regularly.
Viewers can watch on their TV, tablet, mobile device, or computer.
Visit www.TheSilentNetwork.tv for more background information or
watch the shows at www.WAWO.tv.
Join and support this major historical undertaking!
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In the video below:
learn more about SSP services in Pennsylvania
Healthbridges is a website designed to raise awareness about
resources for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing
and for Professionals who work with these communities
Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
EASIER TO TEACH SIGN LANGUAGE WITH DEAF DOGS
    Many dog trainers teach their dogs to follow
sign language commands – such as sit, lie down,
come to me, etc.
    Which is easier to teach signs? A hearing dog
or a deaf dog.
    Most trainers say it is much easier to teach
a deaf dog than a hearing dog.
    Why? Because noises may bother a hearing dog
while noises never bother a deaf dog!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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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 â–’
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
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
we offer, email: 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
A HEARING PERSON’S CONFESSION
    A hearing person had a confession. When he sees
  deaf people using sign language to communicate with
  each other, he always stares at them.
    Rude ? Yes, but the hearing person said sign language
  is so beautiful that he loves to watch even though he
  does not understand a word.
    It is the same as a deaf person watching a band, led
  by a band leader who uses his hands to guide the
  musicians. A deaf person may not understand music but
  enjoys watching the movement of the hands.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
There are statistics about people who are employed and those that are
unemployed.
The information about DeafBlind employment status is shocking.
More than 83 percent of the DeafBlind population are unemployed.
Are the agencies who provide employment training and job placement helping?
Maybe we need to start advocating and get DeafBlind services as a priority.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services need to roll up their sleeves and give
DeafBlind people more support.
Did you know that each state is required to have a State Rehabilitation
Council?
I strongly encourage you to become a council member and advocate for
DeafBlind needs!
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 Sports:
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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
mainstreamed athletes
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DeafDigest Blue – July 15, 2018

DeafDigest Blue – July 15, 2018
Blue Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
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Employment ads web site:
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
This week’s ASL videos in youtube
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Titanic’s only deaf passenger
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PRESERVING DEAF TELEVISION AND FILM HISTORY
The Silent Network, the nations first national Deaf/Hard of Hearing
television network, which started in 1979, has been hard at work on its
major preservation efforts of thousands of hours of past Deaf/HOH
broadcast TV shows for the benefit of todays viewers.
Viewers can now enjoy watching the digitally re-mastered shows
as well as brand new shows at WAWO.tv. Shows are added regularly.
Viewers can watch on their TV, tablet, mobile device, or computer.
Visit www.TheSilentNetwork.tv for more background information or
watch the shows at www.WAWO.tv.
Join and support this major historical undertaking!
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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:
Lagos has been distributing sign language booklets
for police, banks and hospitals and claimed
over 2,000 people have been trained to use
sign language.
The Oyo State government in Nigeria seized a
20-acre land owned by a deaf agency. No reason
was given for the seizure but in which resulted
in mass protests by the Deaf Community.
In the hearing world, a runaway billionaire
is John McAfee, who created a company –
McAfee Associates, that created software
that blocked computer viruses. In the Deaf
World, it is Bill Austin, the past CEO
of Starkey Hearing aids. Guess there are
rogue billionaire runaways, no matter if
they’re affiliated with hearing or with
deaf!
The Rochester Police Department is working
with a deaf organization in Rochester, NY
on a forum to improve relationships with
the Deaf Community.
The following individuals were elected to the NAD Board of Directors:
Melissa S. Draganac-Hawk, President
Richard McCowin, Vice President
Jenny Buechner, Secretary
Michelle Cline, Treasurer
Liz Hill, Region I Representative
Steve Lovi, Region I Representative
Kevin Ryan, Region II Representative
Linsay Darnall, Jr, Region II Representative
Steve Hamerdinger, Region III Representative
Holly Ketchum, Region III Representative
Amy Lucero, Region IV Representative
Martin Price, Region IV Representative
Howard Rosenblum, Ex Officio Member
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Check out the new post about how trauma can change you
on HealthBridges
HealthBridges is a website to learn about behavioral health
and social service resources for Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard of Hearing People
Happy Summer 🙂
The HealthBridges Team
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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
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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http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
IMPORTANT TO ACCEPT RETRAINING
    This is a true story. A deaf employee worked for
a company for many years. The company required all
employees to be retrained to learn how to work
with computers.
    The deaf employee refused to be retrained.
The company did not like it – but did not fire
the deaf employee because he was a good worker.
    But the company waited, and waited and waited
for the deaf employee to break a company rule.
    Finally, when the deaf employee broke a
company rule he was immediately fired.
    The deaf employee sued and lost because the
company lawyers told the court that the company
rule was in the employee manual and everyone
knew the rule.
    It was easier to fire the deaf employee for
breaking a company rule than to fire him because
of refusal to learn computers!
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Lip reading tale
A deaf baseball fan and a hearing baseball fan
were talking about one baseball player that
plays for Miami Marlins.
The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
Justin Pour lacks homerun power
The hearing fan actually said:
Justin Bour lacks homerun power
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DON’T TEASE THE DEAF
    Many hearing kids are cruel, teasing the deaf and
making them feel bad.
    One hearing kid did, and he was sorry for the rest
of his life.
    The deaf kid’s father owned a big company that hired
many people. The father saw his deaf son being teased
and did not like it.
    Years later the hearing kid grew up, graduated from
college and applied for a job at that big company.
    The hearing kid did not get the job, and he was
sorry that he teased the deaf kid a lot in the past.
    Too late!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
“Why do you have to hit all of those keys at the same time to make such a
simple word come up?  Wouldn’t it just be easier to type on a regular
keyboard one letter at a time?”
Being a CART captioner, I have heard these kinds of questions many times.
Yes, it might be “easier” to type one letter at a time, but if realtime
captioners did that, there would be no way that they could develop the
speed that they need to provide realtime translation for the different
events and broadcasts where captioning and CART are provided.
Using a standard QWERTY keyboard, the fastest typists can sometimes get up
to around 120 words per minute.  It is more common for good typists to
average 60 to 80 words per minute.
The standard rate of speech for most people is around 160 to 180 words per
minute.  Many speakers consistently average over 200 words per minute.
As you can see from these numbers, if someone is using a standard keyboard
and trying to type one letter at a time, even the best of typists cannot
keep up with most speakers.
However, using the steno keyboard, someone can keep up with most speakers.
In order to be certified by the National Court Reporters Association as a
Registered Professional Reporter, which is the entry-level test for court
reporters, someone must pass a test on testimony material at 225 words per
minute.
If you can write at 225 words per minute rather than 100 words per minute,
you will be able to do a much better job of keeping up with speakers in
today’s rapid-paced world.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    New Hearing words get into the dictionary
every year.
    New Deaf words don’t. Why? Said Peter Sokolowski,
not deaf, editor-at-large, Merriam-Webster:
If somebody is using it to convey a specific idea and
that idea is successfully conveyed in that word, it’s
ready to go in the dictionary
    If this is the case then why such Deaf Words like
Coda, audism, bibi, etc get rejected every year?
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
NAD & RID TO PARTNER TOGETHER
A difference a decade would make! Ten years ago
NAD and RID were at each other’s throats, in bitter
disagreement on how interpreters should be certificated.
NAD’s way or RID’s way was what the disagreement focused on.
Now NAD and RID are buddies. Both issued a joint
announcement, acknowledging each other’s goals and
missions and top it off with a Memorandum of
Understanding.
note:
What happened? Seems NAD and RID are both at odds
with each other lately!
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