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DeafDigest Gold – September 27, 2015

DeafDigest Gold – September 27, 2015

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

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Fogey – Despised Duo
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-despised-duo/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-closed-door/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cigarette/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-student-bad-luck/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-father-hearing-son/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The National Weather Service says there are
devices available for the deaf to know of
these weather updates. In fact, NOAA has
a sign language video, explaining what these
are all about.

Talk among in the British parliament about
banning fundraising by service agencies
are making many people nervous. Reason is because of frequent scams by
individuals claiming to represent a service
agency.

The county of Bexar in Texas has six deaf
voting registrars. Goal is to get more deaf
people to sign up as voters.

The state of Minnesota has expanded its job
search program from the Twin Cities area
to six different locations statewide.

For years everyone assumed that the Learning
Center for Deaf in Framingham, MA was just
a school for deaf kids. Many did not realize
that the school was just part of the 14
different campus programs, thus creating
an identity issue. To solve it, the school
that the deaf students attend is now called
the Marie Philip School. This announcement
was made this week.

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A DEAF STUDENT’S BAD LUCK
A deaf student is the only deaf student in a
big hearing college.
For months he thought he was the only deaf person
that knew ASL.
Suddenly, on the last day of the college semester
he bumped into a hearing student that was fluent in
ASL. They were able to chat in ASL and the deaf student
was thrilled – but it was his bad luck.
The hearing student was going to graduate and that
meant the deaf student will never see him again!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-student-bad-luck/

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Deaf anthropologist – Ruth Fulton Benedict

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-anthropologist-ruth-fulton-benedict/

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A DEAF FATHER AND A HEARING SON
When parents are deaf, some children learn signs;
some other children don’t learn signs.
There are some Codas that wish to learn signs.
Why didn’t they learn signs from their deaf parents?
Because the deaf parents refuse to teach them signs!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-father-hearing-son/

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2016 ADARA Conference

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2016-deaf-adara-breakout-conference/

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/pennsylvania-society-for-the-advancement-of-the-deaf/

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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Lip Reading nightmare

A coworker was telling me that Minx won’t be coming in today.

I was thinking…Minx?? Who is Minx?

Then I realized that she meant Pete

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Deaf Book of the Week

History Through Deaf Eyes

published by Gallaudet University; year not mentioned; focuses on decade by decade history of Gallaudet and of Deaf Culture

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-history-through-deaf-eyes/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— bookbinding business owner

this website is growing every weekend:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Was the Deaf Protest rally at Washington, DC
few weeks ago a success?

A. Hard to say – need to wait few years later –
did deaf people get new jobs? Has the ADA been
made stronger? Have service agencies given better
services to the deaf? And so on!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

There are many Apps that people can use on their smartphones and tablets.

Some are accessible for us DeafBlind via Zoom or Braille.

Some are not accessible. Many of the apps are free so we can test them.

One example is ILC Pulse, a small shaker that fits in a pocket!

We can use it as a timer when we are baking something.

We can use it as a reminder or an alarm to wake up from sleeping.

All of this from an iPad!

Do explore these new technologies!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that New Zealand, one of the world’s most advanced
nations with high standard of living, would make
captions mandatory. The government refuses because
it is costly.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1991 – Marlee Matlin becomes the first deaf
person to be featured as a lead role performer
on a regular TV series (Reasonable Doubts).

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

250

job application rejections suffered by Chloe Nash,
a deaf Australian woman, before she was able
to land a dream administrative job with the
Liberal Party.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Carly Amurao, a junior, is the coxswain with the
women’s rowing team at the University of Rhode
Island.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Brandon White, who is deaf, is a professional
skateboarer. He possibly may be the only known
deaf professional in the world.

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DeafSports Library:

video: 1927 football game between Gallaudet and
University of Delaware

http://deafdigest.com/1927-gallaudet-versus-delaware-football/

video is 4 minutes long

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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Attention:

the employment ads section is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

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