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DeafDigest Blue – January 14, 2018

DeafDigest Blue – January 14, 2018

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube

deaf-people-eat-at-diner

oral-communications-struggle

This week’s ASL videos in youtube

slow-deaf-communications

deaf-sports-fans

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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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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— another bad comment about the deaf; cost deaf leader his job http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-friendly-driverless-bus/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Past top officers of the Hong Kong Association of the Deaf
have accused this agency of funds embezzlement. The government
is looking into this matter.

Crotched Mountain, in New Hampshire, which closed up its
deaf school program in 1979, continued with its Audiology
services for years. Now this time this program is being
closed up, too – severing all links to the deaf!

The employment tribunal in Great Britain found a police
department of discrimination by refusing to accommodate
the needs of a late-deafened police officer.

The Kosovar Association of the Deaf (Albania) said
education of the deaf in the nation is a big problem.

Alaska Legislature has a bill to discuss – to possibly
create the state Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

VOICE OR FAX OR EMAIL OR RELAY
Before a deaf man started his successful business,
he was employed in hearing workplaces. He said that
hearing bosses were not patient with him because of
slow communications.
The deaf man was using fax, emails and relay to
communicate with hearing clients, but the boss was
not happy. The boss wanted faster communications,
and that means voice only – without fax or emails
or relay.
The deaf man quit and started his own business,
and he is much happier.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

slow-deaf-communications

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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

DEAF WATCHING OR NOT WATCHING SPORTS
Many deaf people love to watch sports, the same
as hearing people.
But do these deaf fans really watch the football
game or a baseball game at a stadium? Many of them
talk to each other with ASL and do not really watch
the action closely.
Yes, hearing fans talk a lot with each other,
but their eyes are on the field and their ears
listen to friends’ voices. The deaf fans cannot
watch ASL hands and the action on the field at the
same time!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

deaf-sports-fans

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person came out of a barber shop and
met his deaf friend.

The deaf friend thought hearing person said:
Look at my grew cut

The hearing person actually said:
Look at my crew cut

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“There were a lot of mistakes in the captioning of a television program I watched. Should I make a complaint about it?”

One of the first things you need to consider when evaluating captioning on television is if it is realtime captioning, meaning it is being done “live,” or if it is offline or post-production captioning, meaning that the program is prerecorded.

If the program is prerecorded, the captioning should be close to 100% correct. If you are watching a prerecorded television show and you see mistakes in the captioning, please contact your cable or satellite TV service and/or the television station directly. In order to get better quality captioning, we have to let the people who are responsible know that someone is watching the captioning and that the quality of the captioning is important to us.

If the program is being broadcast “live” and the captioning is being done in realtime, a few mistakes are to be expected. Even the very best captioners make some mistakes. However, if there are many mistakes or if it is hard to understand the captioning because of numerous inaccuracies, it is also important that you contact the service provider.

Sometimes we just change the channel when we are watching poor captioning. If we do not make a complaint, the people in charge may not know that they are losing viewers because of bad captioning. It is important that caption viewers become advocates for better quality captioning.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Word is out that the captioning lawsuit in
Arizona is not doing too well. The judge in
the lawsuit gave hints that she may rule
against the ADA. She is implying that the
ADA requires no captioning at all, be it
open or closed.
If the judge rules against us, she is
opening the doors for an automatic
appeal – which only succeeds in one
thing, making the attorneys richer!

note:
Times have changed; all movie theaters
are required to have equipment for closed
captioning, even if almost all of them
oppose open captions.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Steve Noyce is no longer the superintendent of the
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. He was ousted by
the Utah school board. No reason was given, but in
2009 he was appointed over the strong opposition of
the Deaf Community. They felt he would suppress
use of sign language in the school environment.

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