2017/09/13

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 13, 2017

 

— a deaf T-Shirt at the hearing Olympics

Just go to:
http://deafdigest.com/powerful-t-shirt-message-at-hearing-olympics/

and see what it is all about!

 

— Film Festivals discriminate against the deaf

Many cities host Film Festivals every year. Many,
but not all, discriminate against the deaf – for
one reason – no captions! This is what one
deaf Film fan complained.

 

— a new word to describe deafness

A newspaper headline today said:

Woman suffers from extreme hearing loss

Extreme hearing loss? Same thing as
profound deafness? Seems newspaper
reporters never run out of different
words to describe deafness!

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— McCay Vernon, remembering him
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

2017/09/12

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 12, 2017

— our busy interpreters

One interpreter said “we’re swamped.” He was talking
about emergency weather stations needing interpreters
during this Hurricane Irma. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/our-busy-interpreters/

 

— street vendors selling something surprising

selling stuff on the streets is illegal in
Saudi Arabia. Police officers go after these
street vendors, and not only arrest them but
confiscate good they were selling. One such
illegal item is hearing aids! Guess it is cheaper
for people with hearing loss to purchase hearing
aids on the street as compared to paying top
prices at hearing aid dealerships.

 

— deaf woman is a TV news reporter

Elena LaQuatra, who is deaf but functions as a
hearing person, is a TV news reporter with the
WJET-TV station in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her
deafness was mentioned in a newspaper story today.
She was a former Miss Pennsylvania but did not
win the Miss USA pageant.

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Russian tour by Big Four
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

 

2017/09/11

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 11, 2017

 

— deaf community angry over interpreter that knows some ASL

The Hurricane Irma has hit the Tampa Bay area pretty
much badly. Deaf people were glued to Tampa Bay Fox
TV channel 13 for hurricane updates. It did not help
that the on-screen interpreter “knew some ASL.”
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-signing-the-word-hurricane/

 

— a tweet that reveals tweeter’s ignorance

posted on a web site was a tweet that asked:

How do you call 911 if you’re deaf?

 

— a picture taken of a sleeping deaf man

Someone took a picture of a deaf man that was
sleeping in his passenger seat on a rapid
transit ride in Kochi City (India). That
picture was posted on the social media,
mocking the sleeping deaf man. The city
police department was not amused and
arrested the photographer, and this
case will go to trial!

 

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20170911/

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf aliens
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest Gold – September 10, 2017

DeafDigest Gold - September 10, 2017
 
Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fakingdeafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusedwaiters/

This week's ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-tricks-of-the-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mcdonalds/ 

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Barry's collections of past articles (with today's update)
-- hard to fill deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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list of upcoming Deaf National Events

http://deafdigest.com/upcoming-national-deaf-events/

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Sunday's Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-member-of-european-parliament/

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Top stories about the deaf:

For the first time, the big Burning Man week in
the Black Rock Desert in Nevada gave
accommodations for the deaf in attendance.

A deaf service agency in Surrey, Great
Britain, is embarking on a campaign
to urge all medical personnel to 
accommodate deaf patients on their
communication needs.

Are audiologist jobs being threatened because
of the new law allowing over the counter hearing
aids in pharmacies?  Or are the future of
audiologists bright according to a survey
by the New York State Department of Labor?

The shelters in Antigua and Barbuda are
not deaf-friendly - meaning no interpreters.
This was the comment made by the president
of the Antigua and Barbuda Association for 
Persons with Disabilities, keeping in mind
Hurricane Irma.

David Eagleman, not deaf, is a professor at
Stanford. He has come up with a vest that
says could help the deaf to hear better.
Another better mousetrap?

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This week's ASL video in youtube

A PERFECT SPEECH TRICK 
Many deaf people cannot speak well. But many 
hearing people think some of these deaf people can speak very well. 

There is a trick. Some words are difficult to be pronounced; some 
words are easily pronounced. The smart deaf person would communicate 
with the hearing by only using words that are easy to pronounce, 
and by avoiding hard to pronounce words. 

Growing up in New York, DeafDigest editor graduated from Charles Evans 
Hughes High School. It was hard to pronounce the high school name. 
Luckily, the high school changed its name from Textile HS to Charles 
Evans Hughes High School. 

Many people knew about the old Textile HS, and it was much easier 
to pronounce Textile than to pronounce Charles Evans Hughes. 

This is the pronunciation trick that fooled hearing people.

This week's ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-tricks-of-the-deaf/

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Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

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are deaf

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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

MENU FOR DEAF AT MCDONALD'S 
This is a true story. 

A deaf person drove past a McDonald's place and saw 
the sign that said "special menus for the deaf." 

Curious, he drove to the window counter and asked for the deaf menu. 

The woman behind the counter gave him a Braille menu 
for the blind! 

Seems McDonald's gives Braille menus to blind drivers 
at the window counter?

This week's ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mcdonalds/

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Rene Pellerin's Corner:


Packing for my travels requires being very organized!

My wife is not coming with me this time!

My wife set up matching clothes for each day.

I arranged everything in the suitcase to be sure it 
all stayed organized.

One issue I encountered in the past was that the airport TSA 
went through my suitcase.

That could mismatch my wardrobe!  

Drat!








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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One of Davideo’s projects is the comic strip, THE OLD FOGEYS. This strip focuses on tongue-in-cheek comedy, representing a revival of the old classic humor of days gone past combined with today’s Deaf Issues and Deaf Concerns. Email: DAVIDEO@satx.rr.com Web: http://www.davideo.tv
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