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DeafDigest Blue – June 18, 2017

DeafDigest Blue – June 18, 2017

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/not-rehire-deaf-man/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-scam/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/timecapsules/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/volta/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— first movie Oscar for Deaf Role http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Deaf Culture Books and Media from Harris Communications

Harris Communications Offers Hundreds of Deaf Culture Books and DVDs for
All Ages, Including Fiction and Non-Fiction, ASL Feature Length Films and
School Curriculums

A digital copy of the brochure is available at http://bit.ly/2q8sXjl or
e-mail info@harriscomm.com (mailto:info@harriscomm.com) to request a free
copy.

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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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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-military/

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Top stories about the deaf:

British scientists are saying that eating cheese
will cure deafness. This was the story earlier
this week.

There was a story of a young woman helping a blind man
hail a cab after a Chicago Cubs game. No one was
willing to help hail the cab for him and so,
the young woman stepped in. That young woman
is a teacher at Indiana School for the Deaf!

CSUN’s Deaf Education and Families Project
has hosted a 10th anniversary event. It
provides support for hearing families of
deaf children.

Kumar Kothary, not deaf, of Toronto, received
$400,000 from the Ontario Disability Support Program
by claiming deafness of his daughter. He was caught.

The National Library of Madrid, working with the
Spanish federation for Deaf People, have hosted
an exhibition, celebrating 500 years of
Spanish Sign Language.

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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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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

TIME CAPSULES ARE NOT FUNNY
Many organizations bury their tin cans under the ground and
wait 25 or 50 or 100 years to dig it up. Stuffed inside the tin
cans are pictures, letters, medals, etc, etc.
The NAD tried it once. The old National Fraternal Society of
the Deaf (NFSD) tried it once.
The NAD could not remember where the tin can was buried
25 years before. The NFSD pulled out their tin can from the
ground – but pictures were ruined, all black and smelly.
If a deaf organization wishes to bury its tin can, then
people must be very careful with it.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/timecapsules/

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Deaf Culture Books and Media from Harris Communications

MEDIA CONTACTS:
nlauseng@harriscomm.com –  952-974-4749 mmcue@harriscomm.com –  952-974-4741

This Summer’s Top Picks for Deaf Culture Books and Movies Highlighted in New Harris Communications Brochure

Harris Communications Offers Hundreds of Deaf Culture Books and DVDs for All Ages, Including Fiction and Non-Fiction, ASL Feature Length Films and School Curriculums

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota – There is no better time  summertime to
relax with a good book or movie. To add to your summer fun, Harris Communications is pleased to introduce its new “Hot Reads & Sizzling DVDs” brochure featuring the latest Deaf culture and ASL titles (http://www.harriscomm.com/books-media

Harris Communications offers hundreds of Deaf culture books (http://www.harriscomm.com/books-media) and DVDs for all ages and interests, including fiction and non-fiction, feature films and school curriculums. Whether you are looking for a coloring book to help your child learn sign language, a coming of age novel for your teenager, or a page-turning beach read, you will find hours of entertainment and enlightment with a book or video from Harris Communications. Teachers and homeschoolers will find dozens of resources available for sign language instruction (http://www.harriscomm.com/books-media) and to educate students about Deaf culture.

A digital copy of the brochure is available at http://bit.ly/2q8sXjl or e-mail info@harriscomm.com (mailto:info@harriscomm.com) to request a free copy.

Celebrating 35 years of helping the Deaf and hard of hearing live life to its fullest, Harris Communications offers thousands of products, including alerting systems, vibrating and flashing alarm clocks, books and media, ADA compliance equipment and much more. Learn more at www.harriscomm.com (http://www.harriscomm.com/) ,  or call 952-388-2152 (video phone) to speak with an ASL friendly customer service representative.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was talking about friends.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Mary Barry

The hearing person actually said:
This is Mary and Barry

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A VOLTA PLACE APARTMENT IN A CSI TV PROGRAM
There was a CSI program re-run on TV this week. The
program was filmed in Washington, DC, in the Georgetown
area.
One of the characters in the story was hiding in an
apartment.
The apartment address was 3558 Volta Place, NW.
Hearing people watching the program would not really
know what Volta Place really is.
The headquarters of the Alexander Graham Bell
Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is
at 3417 Volta Place, NW.
The apartment where the filming took place
is the next block.
DeafDigest editor watched the program and was
surprised about it.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/volta/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When some people see a steno machine up close for the first time, they are often amazed that there are so few keys. They cannot understand how a stenocaptioner or court reporter can write all of the words they write.

Because there are only 22 keys plus a number bar on a steno machine, stenocaptioners must use combinations of letters to make other letters.

The only keys actually present on a steno keyboard are STKPWHRAO*EUFRPBLGTSDZ. All words and phrases and every sound made in the English language must be written using only those letters.

The letters on the left-hand side of the keyboard are used for the initial consonants in words, and the letters on the right-hand side of the keyboard are used for the final consonants. What that means is that a captioner will use his/her left hand for initial consonants, his/her thumbs for vowels, and his/her right hand for final consonants.

Stenocaptioners do not depress one key at a time. Rather, whole words and phrases are written at the same time, as if someone were striking a chord on a piano.

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for Special Notes, go to the bottom of the Gold section

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Louis
Balfour, who departed us last week. His vocation
was printing but his avocation was Deaf History,
especially on deaf peddlers. He spent a lot of
his free time frequenting the libraries in
the Washington, DC area, especially the Gallaudet
library to dig out obscure details that he felt
was important in Deaf History.
The Gallaudet archives is the beneficiary of
his lifelong work, and it is open to public.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Mark Wafer, a deaf businessman, currently owns 6
Tim Hortons franchises in the Toronto area. Tim Hortons
is as well known in Canada as Starbucks is in USA.
Many Canadians go to Tim Hortons to grab their coffee
and donuts before going to work in the mornings.
As a way of helping the deaf and the disabled, 33 such
workers are employed in the Wafer business empire.

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