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Deaf Digest Blue – October 16, 2011

– Sunday October 9th

For years teachers have been trying to preach patience among these restless hearing kids. Helping these Colorado children to calm down is Angelyne, an Australian cattle dog. This dog is deaf. She makes the rounds of schools with her master, showing the children these doggie tricks.

– Monday October 10th

The Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man, will be able to show subtitles for the benefit of its deaf patrons thanks to a portable captioning equipment. This piece of equipment will be loaned to theatres across the island again for the benefit of deaf residents of the Isle of Man.

– Tuesday October 11th

Marko Vuoriheimo, or better known as Signmark, will be performing his songs at Rochester School for the Deaf. A native of Finland, Signmark was said to be the first deaf performer to have landed a major recording contract.

– Wednesday October 12th

A state law in Iowa may have backfired, much to the detriment of mainstreamed students that attend local school programs. The law, passed in 2005, but not taking effect until this year requires all interpreters to be licensed. As a result, a number of interpreters have lost their jobs, leaving mainstreamed students out in the cold!

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

Do we have legislators in USA that have sign language webcams and videos installed in their offices for the benefit of deaf constituents? Well, there is one in Scotland. Mike Crockart, the MP of Edinburg West has such equipment in his office. When a deaf constituent rings in, a British Sign Language interpreter is immediately summoned to duty.

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A PROBLEM BETWEEN HARD OF HEARING PERSON AND A HEARING PERSON A hearing man at a workplace did not like the deaf. He was always saying bad things about the deaf. That workplace had several deaf employees, but hearing employees did not tell them about that anti-deaf person. There was a surprise. One of the deaf employees was really hard of hearing; he signed perfect ASL but was able to hear telephone voices perfectly. One day the anti-deaf employee said something bad about the deaf. Fed up, the hard of hearing person came to him and told him:

I can hear you very well and I just heard what you were saying about the deaf.

The anti-deaf person stopped making these anti-deaf comments!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit: http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-people-antideaf/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition)

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United States Chess Association for the Deaf Tournament St Paul, Minnesota October 21-23, 2011

more information at: http://deafdigest.com/national-deaf-chess-tournament/

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MANY PAST DEAF PRINTERS LOVED TO READ BOOKS Many years ago, printing was a popular job for the deaf. Many deaf people earned good income and good living working as printers. Many of these deaf printers worked as linotype operators. And some of them loved their jobs even though they had to sit on a chair all day. Why? Because they can read the material that they are typing for the newspapers. At home, they read books because they enjoyed reading!

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

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition)

THESE LAST MINUTE INTERPRETER REQUESTS Suppose you are visiting Australia and then stop at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, you ask for an interpreter, you will be out of luck. The museum policy is two weeks request in advance. This is not fair to deaf tourists because when they visit a new city they learn of museums to tour.

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