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DeafDigest Blue – December 2, 2018

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube

Video – money

Video – auctions

This week’s ASL videos in youtube

Video – reunions

Videos – Tiger

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Top stories about the deaf:

Direct Access, a British deaf-owned accessibility
consulting firm, won the International Trader Of
The Year Award by the South Cheshire Chamber of
Commerce.

Sudeep Shukla, who is deaf, has been campaigning
for a political seat in India. He has been using
much of the social media to connect with the
voters, as a way to compensate for his deafness.

Mujahid Farid, not deaf, passed away. He was a
former prisoner who reformed himself as an advocate
for rights of prisoners. While in prison, he
learned ASL to communicate with deaf prisoners
and fought with the prison officials for their
rights.

The Philippines Department of Tourism has
trained 13 deaf people to become tour guides,
so that they can give tours for deaf travelers.

The New York Police Department has changed its
procedures when dealing with deaf people. They
will log into their laptop and ask for
an interpreter. No more lipreading, notetaking
or gesturing.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

THE DEAF AT HEARING FAMILY REUNIONS
When a deaf member of a family is invited to
a reunion, he is often surprised when family members
tell him secrets he never knew in the past.
A deaf person often grows up in a hearing family
without knowing secrets such as a brother being
arrested, a close cousin was actually adopted,
etc, etc.
Hearing family members know about these secrets
but they often do not share these with the deaf
family member.
But it is always that many years later they will
tell him the secrets that they never told him in
the past.
Are these hearing people afraid that “bad family
news” is not good for the deaf to know?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

Video – reunions

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Lip reading tale

The boss asked his deaf employee for something.

the deaf employee thought the boss said:
please get me a cream of photocopying paper

the boss actually said:
please get me a ream of photocopying paper

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING TIGER AND DEAF TIGER
When we mention Tiger, almost all of us will
know it is Tiger Woods, the most famous golfer
in the world.
What about Deaf Tiger? Yes. Tiger Holland,
was a deaf man in Australia. No, he was not
a golfer, but he was involved with horse
racing for many years as jockey and trainer.
When he died last year, Australian horse
racing people gave him great honors at his
funeral.
He did not know ASL (Australian Sign
Language).

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

Videos – Tiger

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Using computer-aided transcription (CAT) or captioning software, a
realtime captioner utilizes a computerized personal dictionary in order to
translate steno strokes into English words. The captioner may input
entries into a personal dictionary that look something like this:

KOPB=con
STAPB=Stan
TEUPB=tin
OEP/-L=opal

If the captioner were to write the sounds KOPB/STAPB/TEUPB/OEP/-L, they
would translate as “con Stan tin opal.�

In order to translate properly, the captioner would have to input an
additional entry to his or her dictionary like this:
KOPB/STAPB/TEUPB/OEP/-L=Constantinople

Every word or phrase that a captioner writes must be in the computer
dictionary created by the captioner. With thousands of words and phrases
in a captioner’s dictionary, it is sometimes difficult for the captioner
to remember if a particular word or phrase has been inputted into the
dictionary.

You might see occasional unusual translations when you are watching
realtime captioning simply because a captioner does not have that word or
phrase in his or her dictionary yet.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

States, because of bad economy, are cutting back on their
expenditures. And it impacts on many universities that rely
on state funds.
Washington State University is no exception. Planned cuts
may eliminate positions in the deaf teacher training program.
Possibly other universities are suffering the same fate,
as far as Deaf Education Programs are concerned but are
not saying anything, at least publicly.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Many deaf people try to go into business for themselves
for one simple reason – no one would hire them, very
especially true in Kenya. A deaf man operates his own
carpentry business in Nairoba. People are saying he is
doing very well.

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