DeafDigest Blue – October 15, 2017

DeafDigest Blue – October 15, 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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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/residential-school-sign/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/post-office-argument/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tinnitus-to-be-deaf-or-hearing/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— big deaf role in history http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-wine-taster/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Daily Texan, the student newspaper of University of
Texas said that the city of Austin does not do much
to promote the use of 911-text feature for the
benefit of the deaf.

Amber Tucker, of the Iowa State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, said in a newspaper letter to the
editor that abolishing licenses for ASL interpreters
is dangerous. As an example, she cited a Florida
lifeguard who volunteered to interpret during
a hurricane emergency meeting, using nonsense
words.

British railroads not accessible to the deaf;
this comment was made by an activist – he
basically said UK running 200 years behind on rail accessibility

Jacksons Food Stores and Jackson Energy, in Idaho,
both have been accused of refusing to provide
accommodations for a deaf applicant in an
interview. EEOC is working on the case.

Flexible learning, a fad or something great
for deaf children? Kate Whale, the president
of New Zealand Federation for Deaf Children
said flexible learning is not great.

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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

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!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing mother was explaining to her young deaf child on how their house is heated during the winter
months.

The young deaf child thought the hearing mother said:
The house is heated by cast

Years later, the young deaf child, remembering the
answer, became a teenager.

He then realized the mother actually said:
The house is heated by gas

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

TINNITUS: A CHOICE
In Scotland few years ago, a hearing woman was
suffering from tinnitus. It is a stubborn ringing
of noise in a person’s head that almost never stops.

The doctor told the woman that she had a
choice – to have an operation to cure tinnitus but
to become deaf for good or to ignore the operation
and suffer tinnitus for life but to remain hearing.

An awful choice!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tinnitus-to-be-deaf-or-hearing/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In order to become advocates for quality captioning, we must understand the differences between good and bad captioning. Some people may think that some captioners are very bad spellers. However, occasionally the problem is the result of a technical glitch rather than the captioner inputting the wrong words.

If the captions have many missing or wrong letters or have many nonsense symbols, it could be a poor video signal or some sort of transmission or reception problem that is causing the problem with the captions.

If you have a problem with garbled captions on a particular show, you can try viewing the captions on a different television in your home. You could ask a neighbor to check the captions in their home. If the neighbor is having the same problem, you should notify the station and your cable or satellite provider.

If you don’t have a neighbor to check with, you should go ahead and notify your cable or satellite provider so that they can find the source of the problem.

The more we work together to improve the quality of captioning, the better it will be.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Comic book editor Tom Brevoort, not deaf, was
recently interviewed. He said that introducing a
deaf character into a comic book story was much
more complicated than just drawing it in and
weaving it into the plot!
He was referring to the New Avengers #33
book when Echo, a deaf character, was ushered
in. He said:

it remains incredibly difficult to deal with a
deaf character in a book where at least two of
the characters (Spidey & Ronin) wear full face
masks, so this is something we grapple with
issue after issue

He pointed out to a drawing gaffe where Echo,
supposedly deaf, “heard” a door knock; Tom
realized this gaffe but it was too late!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Jack
Levesque, San Leandro, CA, who departed us. He
was a former executive director of Deaf Counseling,
Advocacy & Referral Agency, one of California’s largest
agencies serving the deaf. As the CEO, he was adept in
maximizing the skills of his employees. Growing up, he
attended Clarke School for the Deaf, and was successful
with speech and with voice telephone communications.
But he quickly embraced ASL upon enrolling at Gallaudet
and stayed with it all his life.

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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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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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)
— gambling and the deaf http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/police-tablet-for-deaf/

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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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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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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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DeafDigest Blue – September 3, 2017

DeafDigest Blue - September 3, 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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Last week's ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-total-communications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fax-machine/

This week's ASL videos in youtube 
http://deafdigest.com/videos/highsalarydemand/ 
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dyinglanguages/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
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sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Barry's collections of past articles (with today's update)
-- mistake and insult 
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday's Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/asl-fingerspelling-vs-fsl-fingerspelling/

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Top stories about the deaf:

There is a push in Utah to have the Martha Hughes Cannon
statue to be erected in Washington, DC. While she
was not deaf, she pushed for the rights and needs
of the deaf. She passed away in 1932.

In an effort to reach out to the deaf community,
the Albuquerque (NM) police offices have
offered to have sit-down cup of coffee sessions
with these deaf residents.

Presidency College (in India) has not paid
teachers of the deaf for the past four months.
These teachers are angry.

At the Rwanda International Trade Fair, one of the
leading vendors, operating her own booth is
Diane Niyonkuru. She is deaf and sells vases,
clothing, jewelry, bags and other stuff.
She communicates via gestures and written
notes, haggling over prices.

A hot issue going on a web site is about
eradicating the deafness gene, hinting the
burden would be on deaf parents that embrace
the Deaf Culture.

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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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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

HOW TO KILL A JOB INTERVIEW?

This is a true story. A national deaf organization 
was advertising for a job as a receptionist/typist.

One hearing woman, ok with her ASL signs, demanded 
a very high salary. It was almost equal to the 
deaf organization CEO's salary.

Of course, she did not get the job.

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

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was talking with a deaf person

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I caught a pass  (talking about football)

The hearing person actually said:
I caught a bass  (talking about fishing)

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This week's ASL video in youtube

A DYING LANGUAGE AND THE DEAF PERSON 
The world has over 6,000 languages and linguists 
feel that by year 2100, there will be just 600 
languages left.

This is why linguists race to interview old 
people that speak rare languages – before these 
people die.

Some languages only have 2 or 3 speakers left.

One language in Alaska and another language in 
Nepal only have one speaker each. And both of them 
are late deafened. Makes it very hard for linguists 
to interview them because of their deafness.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As you are considering whether to use remote CART or onsite CART in a high 
school or university setting, you will find that remote CART also has many 
advantages.

For remote CART, the student would bring a laptop into the classroom and 
connect via the Internet with a CART captioner who is located at some 
other location. There would be a microphone or microphones in the 
classroom so that the CART provider could hear what is going on over a 
phone line or Internet connection.

One of the advantages of remote CART is that it is sometimes more 
affordable because you do not have the travel time and setup involved as 
you would with onsite CART.

If a student is moving from classroom to classroom, sometimes remote CART 
is easier because the CART captioner does not have to move all of the CART 
equipment from one location to another location. Everything onsite is done 
by the student, so there is no outside person involved onsite.

Another advantage is if you do not have an experienced CART captioner in 
your area, any CART captioner anywhere in the country could cover the 
assignment. This could be especially helpful in a rural area where there 
are no CART captioners.


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Are we seeing a new trend in interpreting?
It is called Document Sight Translation. Already
some groups are giving workshops in that new
specialty.
    What is this all about? Not really quite sure
but it may be something to do with things that
we see are things that need to be interpreted.
    Things like medical history, a signed contract,
an employment application - all need to be
interpreted for the benefit of the deaf client.


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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The incompetent interpreter hired for the state job in
Arkansas is no longer an interpreter. She has been
reassigned to a job as a vocational rehabilitation
counselor - in the very same agency that "hired" her.
Said director Bill Walker:

I believe that I made a mistake in hiring her for the
interpreter position


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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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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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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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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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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 Blue – August 13, 2017

DeafDigest Blue – August 13, 2017

Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
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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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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

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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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