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DeafDigest Blue – July 9, 2017

DeafDigest Blue – July 9, 2017
Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
This week’s ASL videos in youtube
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf surgeon in Spain
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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:
Two World Federation of the Deaf board members
gave a presentation in Japan on how to convert
legislative matters into international sign language.
A software company has promised captioning with
streaming sports news. It says there is no delay
with captions. That company did not say if
it is automated captions or if it is done
by real-time captioners.
An investment  scam has taken place in Hong Kong,
costing over 40 deaf people their savings
accounts. Authorities are looking into it.
Warburtons, a British baking company, was
fined nearly 2 mil pounds for not following
machine safety procedures. Deaf employee
Wayne Thorpe was cleaning the machine
when he fell down inside and was trapped,
unable to get out for nearly half hour.
Tragically he passed away two weeks
later because of a different medical
condition, nothing to do with his fall.
Nancylynn Ward has become the first
deaf superintendent of the Tennessee
School for the Deaf. She also will
oversee the West Tennessee School
for the Deaf in Jackson. The main
campus is in Knoxville.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
SICK AND TIRED OF THIS CI QUESTION
    A hearing stranger talks to a deaf person.
The deaf person tells the stranger he is deaf.
    The stranger immediately asks the deaf person
if he has a CI.
    The deaf person says no. The hearing stranger
scolds the deaf person for not having a CI.
    This hearing person has the big nerve to
ask this question!
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Lip reading tale
a hearing electrical engineer was discussing a technical
matter with a deaf electrical engineer
The deaf engineer thought hearing engineer said:
This is where I want the shut to be put in
The hearing engineer actually said:
This is where I want the shunt to be put in
(shunt is part of the engineering glossary)
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
MCDONALD’S EMPLOYEES AT DRIVE-IN KIOSKS
    Many deaf people complain about discrimination
at fast food drive in kiosks. They cannot use
voice for their hamburger orders.
    Hopefully this may change. There have been
McDonald’s employees at drive in kiosks,
taking orders in person instead of using
voice on kiosks.
    Maybe it is a way for McDonald’s to avoid
ADA lawsuits with deaf customers?
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
We have been looking at how stenocaptioners use their
right hand for final consonant sounds.  One of the
most used fingers is the captioner’s pinky finger.
There are actually four keys that the right pinky
finger must depress.  Those are the letters T, S, D,
and Z.
Some  captioners use the S to denote plurals, while
others use the Z.  Whichever key the captioner uses
to indicate that a word is a plural, it is depressed
with that finger.  Although errors with words that are
plural can be  some of the easiest to read through,
they are also some of the most common stenocaptioning
errors that you will see.  A slip of the pinky  finger
can change a word from singular to plural and vice versa
Some examples of this would be:
– The ship were scheduled for deployment.
– The kids was playing at the playground.
– He saw the bird that were swooping down.
These should be read as:
– The ships were scheduled for deployment.
– The kid was playing at the playground.
– He saw the birds that were swooping down.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    A deaf character written out of the script? It is happening
in the “Bionic Woman” upcoming TV series. And it is so
disappointing to all of us that watch this program.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
How does one get interested in interpreting for
the deaf? Some are Codas; some are sign language
students; some have friends or family members
that are deaf; some work with deaf, and so on.
In the case of Mikayla Krysl, Omaha, Nebraska,
she became an interpreter because of a distraction
in a regular college class. Two of her classmates
were deaf and signing to each other in the
class. The rest is history!
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