2019/08/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 19, 2019

— to be the only deaf person

You are deaf and enjoy yourself at a cruise or at a
vacation resort. Everyone immediately knows you are
deaf. It is different from being a hearing person at
an all-hearing cruise or all-hearing resort!

 

— one reason for opposing cochlear implants

Many deaf people oppose the cochlear implant – not
because they think it is a built-in hearing aid,
but because they want to preserve their own
deafness lifestyle. This was a comment a blogger
made on one of his blogs.

 

— a big Greenland irony

The USA president wants to purchase Greenland.
This has been a big story in recent days – but there
is a deaf irony. A deaf travel agent has been
advertising a deaf cruise to Greenland (and Iceland).
Of course there is no way the deaf travel agent would
know in advance of the President’s intentions.

 

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Customer Service TTY

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This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fax-machine/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-arguing-about-meeting-seats/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Are DNA testing 100 percent accurate? No, it isn’t.
There have been stories of DNA testing giving false
results, causing unnecessary anguish among
expectant mothers being told their unborn
babies may suffer abnormalities. While deafness
was not mentioned, one can never know.

A question was posted in a legal web site, asking
if employers are required to caption their
training podcasts for the benefit of deaf employees.
The answer is – yes.

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
(Kansas) is introducing Diabetes Prevention Program
video in ASL.

The Calcutta High Court (India) has ordered the
state Health department to admit a deaf applicant
for medical school. In recent years the health
department continually rejected that deaf applicant.

The Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey)
is offering free public transportation for its
deaf residents.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A NOISY FAX MACHINE
The new fax machines have a noise system! If you fax something
and forget to take out the original paper, the machine makes
noise, warning hearing people about it.
A deaf person using that fax machine will not know about it!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fax-machine/

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A DEAF SEATING ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE
Sometimes deaf leaders, before a big deaf meeting
starts, would argue about where to pick seats around
a large conference table.
Do they seat next to the organization president?
Or do they seat across the organization president?
Or do they seat away from their enemies? Etc, Etc.
Hearing people also argue about seating. The same as
with the deaf!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-arguing-about-meeting-seats/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I needed to fly to Washington DC to attend a conference.

This time I had to fly alone without support!

My wife got a pass to assist me at the boarding gate.  But it turned out
that there was a long delay.

She couldn’t stay longer due to her aunt sitting on the other side of the
airport.

She brought the airline staff to me and showed her how to communicate with
me using Print on Palm (POP).

The delayed departure was longer due to DC  having severe thunderstorms!

Finally, the airline staff came and touched me and POP stating 6:00.

After a few minutes staff came back and printed “NOW”

Finally my journey to Washington DC!

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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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf leaders in Trinidad and Tobago said that while
there have been much progress in deaf education,
public acceptance of sign language and rights
of the deaf, there is still much more that needs
to be done.

A 109 million dollar grant from US Department of
Commerce will go to 34 states and two tribal
nations to have their 911 systems upgraded.
That should make things easier for the deaf
when making these emergency 911 text calls.

A safety app used at Texas School for the Deaf
will alert everyone on the campus as to
dangers and issues that they should be aware of.

Dirk Hillard, who is deaf, has tossed in his
hat for the candidacy of the Davenport 8th Ward City
Council (Iowa). He is a Democrat and will be
competing against 4 other candidates.

Dr. Bethany Fiskum, who is deaf, is a pharmacist in
a Des Moines, Iowa pharmacy. She was written up in
a newspaper story.

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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 at no cost to the user, with 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

TINNITUS: A CHOICE
In Scotland few years ago, a hearing woman was
suffering from tinnitus.
It is a stubborn ringing of noise in a person’s
head that almost never stops.
The doctor told the woman that she had a choice –
to have an operation to cure tinnitus but to become
deaf for good or to ignore the operation and suffer
tinnitus for life but to remain hearing.
An awful choice!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tinnitus-to-be-deaf-or-hearing/

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Lip reading tale

In Maine, a deaf friend was chatting with a hearing
friend.

The deaf person thought the hearing friend said:
I live in Stanford

The hearing friend actually said:
I live in Sanford

note:
Sanford is Maine’s 7th largest city

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

NEWSPAPER REPORTERS ALWAYS WRONG ABOUT HEARING LOSS
We often read in the newspapers such as “80 percent
hearing loss” or “50 percent hearing loss” etc.
This is not correct. No such a thing as a hearing
loss in percentages.
Hearing loss is measured in decibels, not in
percentages.
We almost never read in the newspapers “80dB
hearing loss” or “50dB hearing loss” etc.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Members of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s
leading organization representing stenographic court reporters,
captioners, and legal videographers, have been meeting this week at the
2019 Convention & Expo taking place August 15th through the 18th at the
Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado.

Court reporters and captioners rely on the latest in technology to use
stenographic machines to capture the spoken word and translate it into
written text in realtime. These professionals work both in and out of the
courtroom recording legal cases and depositions, providing live captioning
of events, and assisting members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing
communities with gaining access to information, entertainment, educational
opportunities, and more.

Because people in the broadcast television industry and the business world
still continue to need our services, some captioning and remote CART has
been provided from hotel rooms in the Hyatt Regency in Denver, where the
convention is taking place.

So after you’ve watched your favorite live television show this week, you
might wonder where that captioner was. Could he or she have been in a
hotel room looking out over the Rocky Mountains?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to
Doris Jane Grieve, who departed us this week.
She was also a long time volunteer with
the National Association of the Deaf.
And what made it so interesting about her
was that she was an oralist; her knowledge of signs
was barely adequate, yet it did not prevent her from
volunteering, and being valued volunteer, at the
NAD, which always advocated ASL.
She needed no supervision from anyone; she would
come to the office on a regular basis and jump into
chores that she knew that had to be done, even when
she came back to town from month-long vacations!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Kathleen
Ollerenshaw, a deaf British woman who departed
us at the age of 101. She was one of British’s
leading mathematicians. Plus she served as
Lord Mayor of Manchester and an advisor on
education to Margaret Thatcher’s government.
She functioned as a hearing person and did not
know British Sign Language.

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