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DeafDigest Blue – August 28, 2016

DeafDigest Blue – August 28, 2016

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/black-outs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-cruises/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-surprised-at-fifth-cousins/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cant-hear-weak-car-battery/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— snap physician decisions http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

hint for proposed deaftown in Pennsylvania

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-town-design/

It was proposed to establish a deaf town in
Pennsylvania (in the Pocono region). Maybe
the picture is a hint?

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Top stories about the deaf:

The deaf of New Zealand is asking the
government to install visual fire
alarms in public facilities.

Flagler College in St Augustine, Florida
is now offering its first-time ever
masters program in Deaf Education.

There was a story about Thomas Salomone,
a deaf man of Malta, founding his own
construction company with 30 deaf
employees on his payroll. Malta is
a small European nation.

The Jefferson Parish in Louisiana has
been sued by a deaf man. The police
would not give him an interpreter
while he was arrested.

A legal expert said that the Hospitality
Industry is required to provide accommodations
for the deaf. It was in reference to two Taco
Bell outlets in New Jersey that would not
accept hand-written drive-in orders.

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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

5TH COUSINS DEAF FRIENDS DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT
Two Gallaudet friends were playing basketball
at the Gallaudet Field House.
One day one friend was wearing a sweatshirt with a
logo of a small town. The other friend looked at the
logo and was puzzled and asked few questions about it.
Then after they were chatting with each other, they
realized they were 5th cousins – they compared their
family trees and were shocked they were related!
Always a surprise with Deaf Family Trees.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-surprised-at-fifth-cousins/

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Lip reading tale

many deaf people will understand what a hearing
person is trying to say if he kept it short
and to the point

yet why would many hearing people say something
very long-winded, lasting five minutes, but not
really saying something that is to the point?

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

THE CAR BATTERY
A deaf driver was driving for a long time with a
weak battery. There was no warning signal on the dashboard
about a weak battery.
A hearing friend happened to hear the car engine and
said “your battery is weak; I will jump the battery for you”
How did the hearing friend know? He said he heard clink,
clink while the engine was turning and knew the battery was
weak.
Lucky to have a hearing friend!

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cant-hear-weak-car-battery/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

After you have decided that Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) may be right for you in a high school or university setting, now you need to decide if you will be using onsite CART or remote CART. There are many benefits and a few drawbacks to both of these options.

Onsite CART is when the CART captioner is physically present in the classroom with the student. The CART captioner connects his or her steno machine to a laptop computer which is placed in front of the student, and the student is able to read what the CART captioner is writing to the laptop screen. Another option is that the student may also use an iPad or other tablet to receive the text if the captioner sits in another part of the classroom.

One of the major advantages to onsite CART is that the captioner can see and hear everything that is going on in the classroom. It is oftentimes easier to hear and understand someone when you can see the person speaking than it is over a phone line or Internet connection.
If an instructor is using PowerPoint, a chalkboard, or a handout, an onsite captioner can see what is being referred to and fingerspell words that are new or unfamiliar.

Another advantage is that there is personal communication between the captioner and the user of these services. A facial expression, a nod of the head, or a gesture can sometimes help to facilitate communication. An onsite CART captioner could be a great advantage when having a small-group discussion.

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, go to the bottom of the Gold section

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A deaf woman won her 6-month battle with the
Australian Pharmacy Board to allow her to enroll in pharmacy classes. The board felt a deaf
person just cannot dispense medicine!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Lidell Simpson, of United Kingdom, is deaf but is not
deaf! What is this all about? He has synesthesia, a
strange condition where five senses (touch, taste,
sound, sight, and smell) get all mixed up. When he
sees something, it translates into sound in his head.
He grew up, not understanding what was wrong with him,
until ten years ago. He has since then become an
authority on this rare condition and has been a
spokesperson at medical conferences.

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