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DeafDigest Blue – September 24, 2017

DeafDigest Blue – September 24, 2017

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/deaf-not-know-accents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-cell-phone/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/united-captions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/easy-lip-reading/

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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)
— gambling and the deaf http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/police-tablet-for-deaf/

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Top stories about the deaf:

New Mexico School for the Deaf signed an agreement with
the state Department of Health on working together with
the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program.

Oregon State University are saying they have made
giant strides towards gene therapy for deaf patients.
Something to do with tinkering with a large hearing-
essential protein.

A big issue among deaf prisoners in Texas is that
they cannot use the TTY machines for one simple
reason – it is so obsolete that practically no one
uses it any more!

Scientists are always looking for deafness connections
between deaf humans and animals. Barn owl has been
studied because this bird does not become deaf
while getting older. A team at University of Oldenburg in Germany wants to know why there is no such a
thing as a “Deaf Owl”!

Nevada State University is beginning a new interpreter
training program – with the goal of providing the
Las Vegas deaf community with enough interpreters.

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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

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

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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

CAPTIONS ON UNITED AIRLINES
United Airlines that fly to Europe have captions
on some of their movies.
This is great – but what is not so great is
that most of their movies are not captioned.
Hearing people have more choices with their
movies; deaf choices are limited.

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

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Lip reading tale

A woman passed by while a deaf man was chatting
with a hearing man.

The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
This is truth

The hearing man actually said:
This is Ruth

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WORDS VERY EASY TO LIPREAD
A deaf person walking his dog can easily
lipread a little hearing girl asking:

Can I pet him?

If the little hearing girl said something
different, just forget it!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/easy-lip-reading/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One of the most important pieces of equipment that every stenocaptioner owns is a steno machine. The machines that broadcast captioners and CART captioners use are the same machines that court reporters use.

Most people have seen pictures or videos of a court reporter’s machine on TV or in the movies. You probably have seen paper coming out that may look like adding machine tape to some people.

Most new steno machines do not use paper. All the steno note information can now be stored electronically. Captioners really have no need for the paper notes, but some court reporters still insist on having the paper notes to maintain as their permanent record. The steno notes can be displayed on most steno machines and printed out if desired.

Captioners may have the same sorts of feelings about their steno machines as other people have about their cars. Some people upgrade every couple of years and want the latest and greatest with all the bells and whistles, while others keep theirs for years and just hate to part with them even when they have “lots of miles” on them.

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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:

Do the deaf have better taste than the hearing?
Do not know, declares DeafDigest – but this was
the issue brought up by writer Tim Carman, not
deaf, in the Restaurant Section of the Washington
City Paper, September 21st edition.
DeafDigest editor has a vice – fondness for
fine food at pricey restaurants. That being
said – there are many hearing diners that do not
know the difference between a great hamburger
and a bad hamburger – but – the same goes for
many deaf diners!
In other words, ability to hear or the lack
of it has nothing to do with determining the
quality of food – only the discriminating
tongue would.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Thomas Wheeler,
who departed us. A former resident of Huntsville, Alabama
and a former student at Alabama School for the Deaf, he
was an aeronautical engineer with the NASA. His list of
accomplishments is long, too much for this column.

Said an acquaintance:
He was a very bright and hard working man. Many respected him.

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