DeafDigest Gold – March 11, 2018

DeafDigest Gold – March 11, 2018

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

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DeafDigest Gold – January 28, 2018

DeafDigest Gold – January 28, 2018
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:
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Old Fogey
Videophone is Out
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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 doctor shock
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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:
A priority among deaf leaders in the District
of Columbia is for the local government to
establish a Commission for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing.
In Missouri, a new agency – DeafLEAD – has
been formed to help deaf victims of crime.
The Zambian government has been urged to approve
sign language as the nation’s 8th official
language.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island
and the Rhode Island Disability Law Center are both
saying that the local police departments do not
really comply with the ADA regulations when
dealing with the deaf.
Deaf people have this accommodation in some railway
systems – digital display readouts in railroad
cars, but not yet that so in Singapore. This
will be implemented in that nation.
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DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
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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
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
LOSING PATIENCE WITH PENMANSHIP
    Penmanship means perfect handwriting. And for some hearing
people using penmanship, these deaf people lose patience.
    There are some hearing people that take as much as five
minutes to write a short sentence because of slow and
careful penmanship.
    It is not easy for a restless deaf person to stand and
wait for five minutes while the hearing person struggles
with writing a note.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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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:
to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
BE CAREFUL OF A SHOULDER TAP
    Deaf people are always tapping other deaf people
on their shoulders to call attention.
    The law says that if someone touches another person,
it is assault and battery.
    It is not a problem when a deaf person is touched
because knows that he cannot hear and is being asked
to pay attention.
    But if a deaf person accidentally taps a hearing
person on the shoulder, it may be a different story.
    A deaf person in the postal service was twice
fired for touching a hearing person on the shoulder.
The hearing person complained and the deaf person was
fired. The union got the job back for the deaf person,
but again he was fired for the same reason.
    So, touching a deaf person is different from
touching a hearing person.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Technology is advancing quickly.  Many developments have happened using
smartphone technology!
Are there some possible accessible solutions for individuals who are
DeafBlind?
A number are accessible for people who have good sight or low vision.
There are a few technologies that are accessible for Braille users via
Wi-Fi.
Here are some possible solutions for home:
–      Wi-Fi light bulbs-you can turn the lights on and off with your
smartphones.
–      Doorbell signals that you can use Wi-Fi to get alerts send to your
smartphone.  It can vibrate too.
–      Thermostat controls handling your heating and AC via smartphones.
Most of the Apps are free. In many states you can get rebates.
It can even work that the  doorbell rings and you can receive the alerts
while you are out of the house!
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 – January 14, 2018

DeafDigest Gold – January 14, 2018

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 sub/unsub 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

Educational Rights

Fogeys – Educational Rights

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:

deaf-pointing-at-menu

book-on-deaf-actors

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:

oral-deaf-asl-deaf-communications

deaflympics-deaf-culture

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
car battery and the deaf

Barry’s 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/national-honor/

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Top stories about the deaf:

After disbanding the Deaf Education program due to
low numbers, Canisius College (Buffalo, NY) is
restarting it.

A hearing resident of Frederick, MD wrote a
letter to the editor, saying that years way
back, the demolished Old Main Building
provided people with a close up look
of downtown. It was the highest point
in the city. Not any more.

There is disagreement among legislators
in South Dakota as to whether teachers of
the deaf are entitled to collective bargaining
on their issues – salaries, grievance rights, evaluation and tenure.

It is a tradition in the town of Greenburgh,
near the New York School for the Deaf
that the town supervisor be sworn in
at the school that holds special meaning
to him. And Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner chose the deaf school as the site.
There was no explanation why the deaf
school held a special meaning for him.

Arizona Legislature is said to be the first
state legislative body to caption its
proceedings.

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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:
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

ORAL DEAF OWNER OF TTY STORE WAS LUCKY
DeafDigest editor, years ago in early 1980’s, was visiting
San Francisco. He visited a friend who owned his own TTY store.
That friend was a strong oralist who did not understand ASL
and could not even understand simple gestures. Even worse,
his lips were very difficult to read.
During the visit, a deaf man, that used ASL, wanted to buy
a TTY. The oral owner and the ASL person could not communicate
with each other. DeafDigest editor, seeing everything, stepped in
to serve as “oral & ASL” interpreter for both men. It was
successful since deaf man bought a TTY and the oral man was
able to sell a TTY.
Whew, it was not easy!

This week’s ASL video in youtube

oral-deaf-asl-deaf-communications

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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 DEAFLYMPICS AND THE DEAF CULTURE
We have the Deaflympics, where the best deaf athletes
from all over the world compete against each other
in many different sports.
Does Deaflympics help improve Deaf Culture? Yes and no!
A high percentage of participants in Deaflympics are
oralists, late-deafened, hard of hearing that function as
hearing, etc, etc.
These people are most likely not part of Deaf Community.
And when the Deaflympics is over, they go back to their
own worlds!

This week’s ASL video in youtube

deaflympics-deaf-culture

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Social media is very popular these days, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

We have friends and families near and far and it is a nice way to keep in touch.

We, who are DeafBlind, low vision, enjoy reading posts from family and friends.

There are some frustrations as many of us cannot view pictures.

I recommend that you write descriptions of the pictures posted.

That will help us a lot.

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:

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
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