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DeafDigest Gold – September 30, 2018

DeafDigest Gold – September 30, 2018
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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)
— tips for great ASL theatrical plays
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list of upcoming Deaf National Events
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Top stories about the deaf:
For the first time in Malaysia, there is TV news
that has an interpreter using sign language.
The news producer said the deaf community requested
it and we obliged.
The Target store in Antioch, California refused
to interview a job applicant because of his deafness.
As a result, EEOC has filed a law suit.
Deaf people of South Africa are complaining
that politicians solicit votes from them by
making all kinds of promises – only to be
totally ignored when they win elections.
Chicago is implementing the Smart911 system
which is supposed to help the deaf communicate
with the dispatchers in case of emergencies.
A West Virginia federal judge turned down
Big Lots supermarket’s request to dismiss
the EEOC lawsuit on refusal to accommodate
the needs of a deaf employee.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE BEFORE THE TTY
    The first TTY was manufactured in 1964, but the
TTY network did not grow until the early 1970’s.
    We, the deaf, had a good communications device,
but it was not too popular. The high cost of leasing
the device prevented many deaf people from using it.
    The device was the Electrowriter. It was almost
like a TTY, except that the caller would write out
his message on an electronic pad with his electronic
pen. The Electrowriter on the other end of the telephone
line would copy the handwritten message. And
communications would go on back and forth.
    Yes, if the writer had a lousy penmanship, it
would be hard to read the message!
    Gallaudet University used this Electrowriter
network in a few offices on the campus.
    The popularity of the TTY immediately killed
the Electrowriter.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A COLLEGE WITHOUT INTERPRETERS
    Could deaf people attend college (not Gallaudet or
NTID) without interpreters and without CART?
    Yes! But how? More and more colleges offer on-line
programs that offers college degrees.
    Worth it? Well, there is no social life; there is
no chance to make friends with classmates.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I was doing Mr. Mom chores. (An old movie called “Mr. Mom”, and I felt I
fit that character!)
Cleaning kitchen, mudroom and bathroom.
I moved some stuff like the waste basket and recycling bin to another room.
After cleaning the counters, stove top and bathroom, I swept the floor.
I picked up the dirt with the dust pan and proceeded to the other room to
dump it.
I couldn’t find the waste basket that I had placed moments before.
My son-in-law pulled my arm to the waste basket.
He moved it about a foot!  You see, I remembered where I placed it.
Moving it even a foot caused trouble!
Remember using the kitchen funnel and peeking through the large opening to
the small end?.
That is how narrow my vision.
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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