Deafdigest » Newsletter Blue, Newsletters

DeafDigest Blue – December 17, 2017

DeafDigest Blue – December 17, 2017

Blue 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe 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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube

deaf-asl-classes-with-football-players

cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus

This week’s ASL videos in youtube

ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds

deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— worst comment about the deaf

Barry’s collections

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/astronomy-sign-language/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Top stories about the deaf:

The Tallahassee federal court settlement
will force the state to provide interpreters
for deaf prisoners. This settlement was 328 pages
long.

Deaf people of Spain are now able to watch theatrical
plays with captions on a screen near the stage platform.

Deaf users may not know it, but the technology
behind the text telephone has changed. Deaf people
may not even feel the change, either. This was
the focus of a press release issued by AT&T.

In Changchun, part of Northeast China’s Jilin province,
there is a cobblestone artist. It is Zhao Na,
who is deaf. She amazes residents and tourists
with her artistic designs on the cobblestones.
She is well paid for her work.

Ireland has finally given sign language official
recognition after several attempts in the past
by deaf groups.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This week’s ASL video in youtube

AN UGLY DEAF INCIDENT AT MCDONALDS
A deaf husband and wife couple, both of them
anti-hearing extremists, walked into a local
McDonalds. They used ASL to order their food.
Of course, the woman behind the counter
did not understand ASL. She called for her manager
to help. Yes, the manager also did not understand
ASL.
It only made the deaf couple angrier and angrier.
At this point, another deaf couple entered McDonalds
and saw this incident. They were so embarrassed that
they quickly left the place.
DeafDigest does not know what happened afterwards.
But signing ASL with hearing people that does not
know ASL is the worst example of Deaf Extremism!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Lip reading tale

A hearing person was on the telephone

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Taylor wants to see you

The hearing person actually said:
Tailor wants to see you

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This week’s ASL video in youtube

WHY DID A DEAF GENERAL MANAGER QUIT HIS JOB?
A deaf man was a general manager of a pizza place,
which is part of a well-known pizza chain. He was the
top boss at the pizza place. Everybody reported to
him.
One day he quit. Why? He had no interpreter and
the job was stressful. Customers complaining. Kitchen
staff arguing. Waiters arguing. Health inspectors show
up without warning. Executives from the national
chain headquarters show up without warning. Truck
drivers arrive and complain about not being paid
for the deliveries, etc, etc.
Hearing managers face the same thing, but they
can communicate. The deaf manager, without interpreter,
was almost helpless in communications!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“There are television news programs where some of the people speaking are
from foreign countries (Afghanistan, Iran, Libya, Pakistan, Syria, etc.).

English is not the language of these countries; however, the captioning is
in English. How is the captioner doing that?”

If a person does not hear the sound of a newscast, what he or she may not
realize is that there may be times when the video shown on the screen does
not match the sound that is being heard. In this case, an interpreter’s
voice may actually be heard even though the video depicts a leader from a
different country who may be speaking.

In other instances, the people at the television station may show a clip
of a news event where a person is speaking; yet the voice that is heard is
that of the television anchor or reporter.

For television programs that are captioned in advance, one of the ways
that some captioning companies indicate that a person is speaking who is
off screen is by putting the text in italics.

However, it would not be possible to do that when a program is being
captioned “live” or in realtime. A realtime captioner will usually write
everything that is being said without indicating that the voice is coming
from someone who cannot be seen.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Will a deaf audiologist, with a CI, better understand
the needs of deaf person as opposed to a hearing
audiologist?
This will be the challenge facing Bill Raymond,
who is deaf and wears a CI and is becoming Australia’s
first deaf CI audiologist.
He is graduating from The University of Queensland
with a degree in Audiology.
Not sure, however, if Australia has deaf audiologists
that do not have a CI.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The state appeals court in Washington (state) ruled that
Regal, AMC, and Cinemark must do more to provide deaf
patrons with captions in movie houses. The court said:

it is a violation of state law to not make closed captioning
technology more available

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe 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/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest
Copyright 2017 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest conditions and terms
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-digest-conditions-and-terms/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Attention:

the employment ads section is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

Leave a Reply