DeafDigest Gold – October 15, 2017

DeafDigest Gold – October 15, 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:
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http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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Old Fogey

Phone Call

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-phone-call/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nervous-hearing-clerk/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/abusive-deaf-passenger/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/paying-for-workshop-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-issues-newspaper-pullout-section/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— house hunting 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/progressive-tv-model/

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Top stories about the deaf:

“Deaf Art” has become the latest scam in Sussex,
a rural county in south east England. Scammers
knock door to door, trying to sell pieces of
art, claiming they are deaf and live in poverty.
Police is aware of it and is busy alerting
residents.

Halimah Yacob, the newly elected president of
Singapore, said she is committed to making
sure the deaf are still assured of their
rights and needs as first class citizens.

The deaf of the Philippines will be able to
watch closed captions on one TV network.
This was made possible in compliance with the
government edict that TV programs be captioned.

Eight universities in New York were slapped with lawsuits because their web sites were
inaccessible. Some of the involved universities
are Hofstra University, Fordham University, Manhattan College, and Long Island University.

A team of investigators from Medical Research Council
in Great Britain have identified 52 deaf-genes
that many deaf people carry.

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For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

PAYING FOR INTERPRETERS AT A WORKSHOP

A deaf person had to attend a workshop as part of his job
training. The issue was – who should pay for the interpreter?
Should the employer pay for it or should the workshop host
pay for it.

The deaf person came up with an idea. He made a suggestion
that he attend the workshop free. And in turn the fee that would
have normally paid for the workshop would go to the interpreters.

The workshop host liked the suggestion, and everyone was
happy about it

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/paying-for-workshop-interpreters/

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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

DEAFNESS ISSUES NEWSPAPER PULLOUT SECTION

In USA many newspapers have special pullout sections. These
pullouts are all about special issues like religion, country, political party, health, food, travel, the football Super Bowl, etc.

Deafness issues in a paid pullout section? Never saw one in American
newspapers. But in Great Britain, there were a couple of deafness-related
pullout sections in the past.

Wish we had one in USA – that would fairly cover deafness from A
to Z without showing bias.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-issues-newspaper-pullout-section/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

White Cane Safety Day is on October 15.  Below is the history
of how it started.

The National Federation of the Blind assembled on the 6th day of July,
1963 and called upon the governors of the fifty states to proclaim October
15 of each year as White Cane Safety Day in each of our fifty states.

On October 6, 1964, a joint resolution of the Congress, HR 753, was signed
into law authorizing the President of the United States to proclaim October
15 of each year as “White Cane Safety Day.”

This resolution said: “Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives”,
that the President is hereby authorized to issue annually a proclamation
designating October 15 as White Cane Safety Day and calling upon the people
of the United States to observe such a day with appropriate ceremonies and
activities.’

This is an important reminder about the safety needs of us who are DeafBlind.

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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— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

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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
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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 Gold – September 24, 2017

DeafDigest Gold – September 24, 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)

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http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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Old Fogey

Deaf Product Problem

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-deaf-product-problem/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cruel-deaf-punishment/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-to-job/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/biggest-asl-thrill/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/automatic-excuse/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— simple gestures that hearing don’t understand 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/green-logo-for-deaf/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf child was not able to find a school in Ohio
because two school districts refused to accept
him. For some reason Ohio School for the Deaf
was not mentioned as an option!

The government of the Philippines is cracking down
on TV networks that have been dragging their
feet re captioning of TV programs for the deaf.
The law was passed but not fully enforced until
just now.

A group of young deaf people of Costa Rica are
being trained for jobs in the tourist industry.
Such jobs are tourist guides, waiters and waitresses, park guards, housekeepers and bellboys.

There is a project in the Deaf Maryland Community
to video-interview deaf individuals pretty much
involved with the good old days of deaf
telecommunications (TTY machines is an example;
and other one was FCC not willing to get that
involved).

A brand new Deaf Health Clinic Team has been
set up at the University of Michigan Health System.
Yes, it helps that the doctor is deaf and the
support staff know ASL plus with interpreters.

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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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING ASL STUDENT’S BIGGEST THRILL
What is the biggest thrill and also the
biggest dream of many hearing ASL students?
It is bumping into a deaf person and fully
communicating with him in ASL!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/biggest-asl-thrill/

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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

AUTOMATIC EMPLOYER EXCUSE
A deaf person was job-seeking. He could
not find a job.
During one interview, the employer says
all employees must be able to communicate
with customers, and that a deaf person cannot
communicate.
The deaf person said he could write his
responses on paper or through relay service.
The employer’s automatic excuse:

Sorry, I cannot hire you.

It happened in Great Britain, where there
is no ADA. If the employer said the same
thing in USA, he will be sued.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/automatic-excuse/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Preparing for legislation in Vermont requires advance planning.

I’m working to get SSP services funded by the State through legislation.

It is hard to get all DeafBlind people together and this requires many
interpreters!

I am doing something different and hope this will help convince the
legislators!

I will be traveling with an SSP and I will have collet testimonies via
video.

Then, I will edit it and get it ready to show to the Governor and the
legislators.

I hope this will work.  I have until January for the legislative session.

It is important to go to the Governor’s office and I hope he will add this
to his budget.

He has three tenets for his term and one is to serve the most vulnerable
Vermonters—have at it!

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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— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

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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 Gold – September 10, 2017

DeafDigest Gold - September 10, 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

Dummy Hoy

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-dummy-hoy/

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Last week's ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fakingdeafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusedwaiters/

This week's ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-tricks-of-the-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mcdonalds/ 

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Barry's collections of past articles (with today's update)
-- hard to fill deaf jobs
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/deaf-member-of-european-parliament/

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Top stories about the deaf:

For the first time, the big Burning Man week in
the Black Rock Desert in Nevada gave
accommodations for the deaf in attendance.

A deaf service agency in Surrey, Great
Britain, is embarking on a campaign
to urge all medical personnel to 
accommodate deaf patients on their
communication needs.

Are audiologist jobs being threatened because
of the new law allowing over the counter hearing
aids in pharmacies?  Or are the future of
audiologists bright according to a survey
by the New York State Department of Labor?

The shelters in Antigua and Barbuda are
not deaf-friendly - meaning no interpreters.
This was the comment made by the president
of the Antigua and Barbuda Association for 
Persons with Disabilities, keeping in mind
Hurricane Irma.

David Eagleman, not deaf, is a professor at
Stanford. He has come up with a vest that
says could help the deaf to hear better.
Another better mousetrap?

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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

A PERFECT SPEECH TRICK 
Many deaf people cannot speak well. But many 
hearing people think some of these deaf people can speak very well. 

There is a trick. Some words are difficult to be pronounced; some 
words are easily pronounced. The smart deaf person would communicate 
with the hearing by only using words that are easy to pronounce, 
and by avoiding hard to pronounce words. 

Growing up in New York, DeafDigest editor graduated from Charles Evans 
Hughes High School. It was hard to pronounce the high school name. 
Luckily, the high school changed its name from Textile HS to Charles 
Evans Hughes High School. 

Many people knew about the old Textile HS, and it was much easier 
to pronounce Textile than to pronounce Charles Evans Hughes. 

This is the pronunciation trick that fooled hearing people.

This week's ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-tricks-of-the-deaf/

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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

MENU FOR DEAF AT MCDONALD'S 
This is a true story. 

A deaf person drove past a McDonald's place and saw 
the sign that said "special menus for the deaf." 

Curious, he drove to the window counter and asked for the deaf menu. 

The woman behind the counter gave him a Braille menu 
for the blind! 

Seems McDonald's gives Braille menus to blind drivers 
at the window counter?

This week's ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mcdonalds/

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Rene Pellerin's Corner:


Packing for my travels requires being very organized!

My wife is not coming with me this time!

My wife set up matching clothes for each day.

I arranged everything in the suitcase to be sure it 
all stayed organized.

One issue I encountered in the past was that the airport TSA 
went through my suitcase.

That could mismatch my wardrobe!  

Drat!








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 Gold – September 3, 2017

DeafDigest Gold - September 3, 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

Classroom Punishment

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-classroom-punishment/

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Last week's ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-come-gesture/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-music-sports/

This week's ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fakingdeafness/ 
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusedwaiters/

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Barry's collections of past articles (with today's update)

Little Paper Family
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/deaf-booth-at-trade-fair/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Augusta Health, a facility in Fishersville, VA
said that giving the deaf an interpreter instead
of Video Remote Interpreter, is possible as
long as they pre-register for medical 
appointments. Emergencies, however, is another
issue.

A dispute is ongoing between Southern University's
Elder Law Clinic and the family of a deceased
woman regarding her will. The deceased was
deaf and did not fully understand what was
being put into the will.

The alumni of Ohio School for the Deaf is angry.
They are demanding voice and input in the state's
selection of the next superintendent, saying
the state does not listen to them.

James Boyle, a young deaf British man, was told
all this life that his deafness would make him
a failure. He would not listen and in fact
has created his own online clothing store.
He said he has been a success so far.

Montana is broke and must cut the state
budget an additional ten percent. Exempt
from this order is Montana School for the
Deaf and Blind.

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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

REALLY DEAF OR FAKING DEAFNESS? 
There are a few Codas that sign very smooth ASL, 
and tell people they are deaf.

But many deaf people think they are hearing and 
try to fool us as being deaf.

Why? Always a mystery.

This week's ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fakingdeafness/

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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

THE CONFUSED WAITERS 
It is not an easy job being a waiter at a busy 
restaurant. Waiters are responsible for their own 
tables. They are always looking at the tables to 
see if patrons ask them for gestures – such 
as more water, refill the drink, need fork, 
want to pay check, etc.

When they serve ASL patrons, then their signs 
could be confusing. Sometimes the waiter would 
come to them thinking a deaf person asked him 
for something.

From time to time DeafDigest editor, signing 
in ASL, would have waiters come to him, thinking 
he wanted something.

Can be confusing!

This week's ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusedwaiters/

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Rene Pellerin's Corner:



I walk 4 miles 5 days a week to keep the doctor away!

The challenge is to cross a busy road with no sidewalk or 
cross walk!

It shocks me to see so many cars just zoom by at a high speed.

The other day, a vehicle on the other side of the road stopped 
to let me cross.

But on my side, cars just zoomed by in high speed!

See you tomorrow or maybe not???



It has been years advocating for crosswalk to no luck

Is the Vermont highway department waiting for me to be 
the next roadkill?






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 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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click on subscribe and follow the screen

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

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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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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

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

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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

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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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