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Deaf Digest Blue – October 23, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – October 23, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Need a Reminder to Take Medication?

Now available at Harris Communications, the Vibrating Pill Box is a handy new device that will remind you to take your medication.

Four individual compartments have programmable alarms that can be set to vibrate or sound at 4 different alarm times.

Its small size (2-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 3/4″) makes it easy to carry in a pocket or purse. Choose from three alarm modes: vibration, beep and vibration or beep alarm.

The Vibrating Pill Box (SAF-V/PILLBOX) is on sale now for only $19.95 (regularly $24.95).

Buy now and feel confident that you will stay on schedule with your medication.

Sale ends November 4, 2011.

For more information, go to:

or contact us at:


DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous


weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:  (updated every Monday)

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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD (, is a public investment made by the U.S. Government as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high speed internet through free video communications equipment and discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from our resources, check us out at:

Contact us today!

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Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit and click on the

“Make & Receive Calls Now” icon to check it out.

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:

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In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence, The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s premier VRS provider.

Go to for more information on all of our products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone!

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Rachel Mazique, the reigning Miss Deaf America, was written up in the publication of University of Texas. A graduate student in the English Department she wishes to create awareness everywhere on the needs of the deaf, especially with communication barriers.

Johnny Corcoran, a deaf man from Lucan, Ireland, successfully operates his own photography business. He takes portrait pictures and also of weddings. His clients are hearing. Not only that, he has established a deaf photography club where he shares his knowledge with novice deaf photographers. He did not start out to become a photographer but entered this field after experiencing frustrations with previous jobs.

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