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DeafDigest Blue – July 24, 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/careless-people/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/caption-friendly/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-clock/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/newspapers/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-involved-in-hospitality-field/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Imdian Railways have been accused by activists
of not trying to accommodate the needs of deaf
passengers that need to know directions.

A relay service has been established in parts
of Japan.

There is a warning by the Ontario police of
fake contactors that pretend to be deaf and
demand money upfront before work can be done.

Deaf swimmer Andrew Rees became the first deaf
British man to successfully cross the British
Channel.

Ruthy Fletcher (see surprise picture above)
was praised for her successful entry into the
British hospitality industry.

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youtube video

A DEAF CLOCK REPAIRMAN
Repairing Tower clocks is a dying vocation. Very few
individuals have the skills necessary to repair tower clocks,
those that adorn the Main Street USA towns. The New York Times,
July 27th edition, profiled a Tower clock repairman making his
rounds in these small midwest towns.
We, at one time, had a deaf tower clock repairman, though
it was not his primary occupation.
The late Lee Brody, he of the Phone-TTY, Inc fame, was a
handy man, capable of repairing anything that needed to be
repaired. One of his projects was walking up the Fairlawn, NJ
clock tower to get the clock repaired. Not too many people
in Fairlawn nowadays would remember Brody – but during the
fifties and sixties he was a valued town resident.

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-clock/

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Lip reading tale

many years ago there was a baseball player
with the name of Matt Batts.

A hearing person could hear M and B and
figure it out.

A deaf person, trying to lipread, may not
be able to figure it out.

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youtube video

AMERICAN AND BRITISH NEWSPAPERS
DeafDigest editor looks for deaf news in newspapers
every day. There have been many, many, many deaf news
in British newspapers, but few deaf news in USA
newspapers.
Why? Is it because British newspapers like to write
about the deaf while American newspapers don’t?
No. More and more American newspapers go out of
business; many American newspaper reporters are
laid off. As a result, fewer and fewer American deaf
stories.
British newspapers are different

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/newspapers/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As court reporters began to embrace computer-aided transcription (CAT), they began to see that they could save editing time at the computer screen by changing the way they wrote conflicting steno strokes.

In the past, many court reporters would try to write 100% phonetically, which would mean that words like “male” and “mail,” “sale” and “sail,” “tale” and “tail,” and “bale” and “bail” would be written the same. Each of them would be written with the long “a” sound, which would be the steno AEU, because that’s the way they sounded.

Different reporters found different solutions to writing these words the same. One of the popular solutions was that, rather than using the steno AEU, the reporters would omit the “U” and just use the steno AE for the words that had an “a” and an “e” in them. For example, the word “sale” would now be written SAEL instead of SAEUL, as it had been written before. The word “sail” would still be written SAEUL.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota dismissed
Cecilia Fire Thunder, who is deaf, from her position
as the elected tribe president. She is fighting
the dismissal; she is saying that her rights were
violated under the Constitution. The tribe says
Oglala Sioux Tribal Constitution overrules the
US Constitution.
Interestingly enough this deaf woman was in
Iowa to seek treatment for her deafness when she
got word of her dismissal.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

For years Japan would not allow the deaf to drive
cars. Now that they can drive cars, they may also
be allowed to drive trucks and motorcycles. The
National Police Agency is now working on a new set of
regulations to make this possible.

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