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DeafDigest Blue – May 28, 2017

DeafDigest Blue – May 28, 2017

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

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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/wyoming/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/spinalmeningitis/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/nationalleaders/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafshirt/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— face to face customer service representative, deaf http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Harris Communications Bringing Latest Assistive Devices to
Mid-Atlantic Deaf and Hard of Hearing Expo June 3, 2017,
Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

See New Options for Home Signaling Systems, Including the
New MyAlertâ„¢ System

ASL Video News Release: https://youtu.be/pYqzcRebYRQ

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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/better-picture-of-curtis-hayward/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf student in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools
system was not able to watch educational videos
because of no captions. He filed a lawsuit and won.

One of the contenders in the Miss Global Philippines 2017
pageant is deaf. This pageant honors Filipinos that live
anywhere in the world but still retaining the identity
of their home land.

An activist organization in Malaysia said all national
political parties must include needs and goals of
the deaf.

Colleen Tambuscio, a deaf teacher, will be honored by
Princeton University during Commencement on June 6.
She said that Deaf Education could isolate deaf
students in mainstreamed programs if they are kept
separate from their hearing peers.

Deaf children in Luxembourg now have the choice
between a deaf school and a mainstreamed program.
They also now have the right to learn 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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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

NOT KNOWING WHO ARE OUR LEADERS
Years ago many deaf people knew who Mac Norwood
(captioned movies) was, who Boyce Williams
(voc rehab services), Fred Schreiber (NAD) was.
Times have changed. Do we know who the important
deaf people in federal government are?
Sad to say, no!

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

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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

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Lets’ go out for some bears

The hearing person actually said:
Lets’ go out for some beers

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF SHIRT, HEARING SHIRT
If you study groups of hearing people and deaf
people, you may notice a difference. Many hearing
people wear shirts without front pockets, and many
deaf people wear shirts with front pockets.
Front pockets? Yes, for pen and pad that we use
to write notes with hearing people. This is called
the Deaf Shirt.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“If I decide to be a realtime captioner, can I wear my fuzzy slippers and work out of my home?”

I have heard this question asked on numerous occasions, and the answer is, yes, you can. Most realtime captioners are independent contractors working from their homes.

This may sound like the ideal job, but people have to remember that there are some downsides to it also. Captioners provide captioning primarily for news, entertainment, and sporting events. This may mean you would work many evenings and weekends. You also would probably have to work many holidays. Just think about the parades, special programming, and sporting events that take place on holidays.

Some captioning companies prefer to have their realtime captioners be employees, but most use independent contractors. These independent contractors may work as freelance captioners and do work for more than one captioning company at the same time.

Some captioners may also choose to work directly for TV stations or program producers, and they may negotiate contracts themselves. They would need to consider all of the ramifications of trying to do it on their own; for example, having a backup captioner in the event of illness or equipment failure.

There are only a few large captioning companies in the U.S. Many of the companies are small firms working with only a few captioners. Most people do not realize that, if they are watching the news in Minnesota, the captioner may be working from his or her home in Florida.

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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:

How long does it take for a charter school for the
deaf to win approval by the county school board of
trustees?
In the case of the Las Vegas Charter School of the
Deaf, it took six years.
Said charter school board president Elaine Haines:

a very long onerous 6 year process

The school will open its doors this fall in rented
facilities this fall.
Keep in mind Nevada is one of the few states without
a residential school for the deaf. There are mainstreamed
programs in Las Vegas and in Reno, though.

note:
sad to say, the chartered school closed its doors
after just a few years. Something to do with a
financial scandal, but more likely, due to passing of the school president Elaine Haines.
She was the driving force behind the school and
would not have allowed such financial shenanigans
to take place!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Rocky Mountain Deaf School will most likely have a
permanent home.  Despite fierce neighborhood opposition,
the Lakewood Planning Commission agreed to the land
rezoning for the school. It is now up to the City
Council to seal the deal.

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