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DeafDigest Blue – August 30, 2015

DeafDigest Blue – August 30, 2015

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-russian-accent/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-menu-numbers/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scary-name/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-printing-hearing-aid/

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The Complete Solution: CentralAlert CA-360 Clock/Receiver
Notification System

Be notified of your alarm clock, doorbell and phone/VP calls
with the CentralAlert CA-360. It has a built-in flashing strobe,
loud alarm and a powerful bed shaker.

The alarm clock has adjustable brightness display, dual alarm
settings and dual bed shaker jacks.

Set-up is easy and all operations are wireless!

Need additional receivers and transmitters?

The CA-360 will support up to 4 CA-DB doorbells and CA-DX door
knock sensors (in any combination). It also supports up to 10
CA-RX remote receivers, 10 CA-PX personal pagers, 10 CA-AX
audio sensors, 4 CA-SOS emergency SOS pendants, 3 CA-BX
baby cry sensors, and 1 CA-NOAA weather alert sensor.

Additional receivers and transmitters are sold separately
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solution and is available at Harris Communications for $179.95.

Remember to take advantage of free ground shipping for delivery
in the contiguous U.S.

To find out more, go to:
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Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Top stories about the deaf:

A big reason for the success of deaf Uber drivers in
Nairobi, Kenya was the behind-the-scenes collaboration
between Uber and the Kenya National Association for the Deaf.

Australian deaf advocate Drisana Levitzke-Gray has
been honored in a special ceremony at the University of Western Australia for her work with
the deaf.

Starbucks has asked its coffee makers to be
sensitive to the needs of the deaf, especially
when they try to explain how they want their
coffees to be made.

In a speech at an event, Bill Hass, president and CEO of LifeBridge said that his agency is committed to
providing deaf outreach services and interpreting
services despite steep decline in government funding.

The deaf of Trinidad said that the government is
contradicting itself by promising first class
rights – yet denying them an interpreter during
public meetings.

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

Unlock the phone with CapTelĀ® 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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A FAMOUS DEAF ENTERTAINER WITH A SCARY NAME
The word Asphyxia is scary. It means choking the neck
to prevent the person from breathing. Well, there is
a famous entertainer whose name is Asphyxia. She is from
Australia and performs shows for the Grimstones, which
is a circus group that travels all over the world.
And she is deaf! She has been deaf all her life. She
performs everything – puppets, trapeze, hula hoops, etc.
Why Asphyxia? Do not know! Anyway, she is now writing a
book about her life.

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

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First football huddle

short story of other colleges saying they
were the first!

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-first-football-huddle/

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3D PRINTING MAY HELP THE DEAF
DeafDigest mentioned that 3D printing cannot work with
CI – but it may help the deaf in another way. It may
print a “perfect” hearing aid mold – the one that never
whistles and never makes your ear feel sore.
We will have to wait and see if it really will work!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-printing-hearing-aid/

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Hearing Loss Association of America Selected to Host IFHOH Congress in 2016

http://deafdigest.com/2016-hlaa-deaf-ifhoh-congress/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a medical technician, during a
mammogram, to help physically set up the deaf
patient in the vice grip so a better picture
can be taken.

Said the interpreter:

I am only there to interpret the process, not to
be part of the process

naturally the medical technician was clueless
on the role between the interpreter, the patient
and the medical staff

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Even the best of stenocaptioners sometimes make mistakes because the words that they are stroking can be combined into other words. Captioners are constantly working on their dictionaries to improve their translation. However, sometimes an old entry in a dictionary can cause an undesired translation.

A captioner may have these entries in his or her dictionary:
TEUL=till
TPAOU=few

The following sentence may be spoken containing those words:
“Because so many people have questions, we will hold a few till later.”
The captioner may have an entry lurking in their dictionary like this:

TPAOU/TEUL=futile

If that happened, then the sentence would incorrectly translate like this:
“Because so many people have questions, we will hold a futile later.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

people thinking only smart deaf people have great speech

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

— a waiter, learning ASL, comes to your table too many times

to see a list of past horrors:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-horrors-nightmares-at-restaurants/

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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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DeafLaw

a national law firm attempted to attract CI
clients that were not happy with their implants.
This strategy was not successful.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest wishes to honor Gallaudet University,
NTID and CSUN, our three significant collegiate
programs for the deaf.
Our three programs failed to make the annual
Princeton Review college rankings – but this is
great for it lists the nation’s top partying
colleges.
This shows our deaf students at these three
collegiate programs are serious about their
studies.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Scary or not scary, these planned low cost CI operations
in China? According to Chinese medical entrepreneurs,
several Chinese firms may be contemplating discount-rate
CI operations at some point in the near future.
Scary? Yes, if we read the newspaper stories of shoddy
industrial workmanship in many factories in the nation.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

We read stories of “deaf gloves” – such sensors
in these gloves that help the deaf communicate
with the hearing. But nothing is being said of
the deaf that do not use ASL and trying to
communicate with the hearing!

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