2020/05/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 26, 2020

— a prison for the deaf

Could there be a prison, solely for deaf inmates,
which would be deaf-friendly? A hearing prisoner,
whose brother is deaf, is trying to make the
San Quentin prison (California) deaf friendly.
He has filed a lawsuit, hoping to force the
state to convert a prison wing to a deaf wing.
There are fears it is not going to happen.

 

— a county tells deaf people not to buy masks that hide mouths

The Kittitas County (Washington) government has told
the deaf that they should not buy these masks that hide
their mouths. It did not say if deaf people should
buy see-through masks.

 

— a Cuban doctor couldn’t believe a deaf girl can ride a bicycle

Cuba, not a wealthy nation, has produced many physicians
as the nation believes in free access to medical care.
Anyway one of the doctors, upon being told that a deaf
girl rides a bicycle every day, just couldn’t believe it.
He felt the deaf cannot ride bicycles!

 

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2020/05/25

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 25, 2020

— eBay hands off during deaf seller disputes

A deaf eBay participant got into a dispute with
a buyer and asked the email contact person
for assistance. Instead of responding by email,
the contact person asked the deaf person to make
a voice call. It proved to be impossible for
the deaf seller; as a result the seller plans
to drop out of eBay.

 

— captions must go through five different tests

When there is a new app that has captions, then it
must be tested five times – desktop, laptop, Android,
iPhone and iPad just to make sure it works. Exhausting?
Yes, but necessary.

 

— interpreter praised as the fastest signer

A newspaper headline praised an interpreter
for being the fastest signer. Not sure why
is this a praise – if an interpreter signs at
a blazing speed then deaf people
may be not able to understand it!

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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05/24/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest Gold – May 24, 2020

DeafDigest Gold – May 24, 2020

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Old Fogey

Deaf Suspect

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/gossip-arrested-deaf-man/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Marcela Gonzalez, not deaf, is the hearing education service
supervisor with the New York City Department of Education.
Despite no experience with sewing, she volunteered to create
see-through masks for deaf children. For that, the media
honored her as the New Yorker of the Week.

……….

Deaf Oops becoming Hearing Misery, such tales! A deaf family
lived next to a Hearing house, a driveway separating both
houses. The deaf man was vacuuming his car and accidently
knocked on the loud radio knob. Pretty much made life
miserable for the hearing man until the knob was turned off!

……….

Is Rose Ayling-Ellis deaf or fake-deaf? The Eastenders
script writers inserted her into the show, as Frankie, to help
late-deafened Ben Mitchell character deal with his accident-
induced permanent deafness! The Eastenders is British’s
#1 sitcom and is important to the national audience.

……..

Arlington Automotive, which makes car parts for Jaguar Land Rover,
has been accused of cheating deaf employees of their overtime
pay. It was a big story in a British newspaper.

……….

A deaf person who graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle
in 2008 has accused architecture and interior design firms
of discriminating against him. He said they were more
concerned about his deafness than his job skills!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WATCHING MOVIES IN FINLAND
If you are deaf and live in Finland, you may
probably hate the movies.
These movies are subtitled – but it is double
subtitled. The first row of subtitles is in Finnish language
and the second row of subtitles is in Swedish language.
Both subtitles are on the bottom half of the movie
screen – making it almost impossible to watch the
full screen!
We are lucky that subtitles in USA are in English.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finnishsubtitles/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF RUMOR FACTORY
A deaf man was arrested. He was with his
deaf friend.
The angry wife told the friend – do not
tell anyone that my husband was arrested.
The deaf friend kept his mouth shut. But
the deaf community knew about it.
The wife warned everyone – do not
tell anyone that my husband was arrested,
and as a result, everyone knew about it?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gossip-arrested-deaf-man/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Zoom Video Conferences

I was invited to a meeting via Zoom video Conference.

Several Deaf, hearing and one other DeafBlind, and me.

In order for me to “attend” this important meeting I needed a tactile ASL
interpreter.

It was my first experience.  Just one issue, who pays for interpreter
services?

If I go to a meeting that was scheduled at a site, that agency will pay.

Via Zoom Video Conference should be the same way!

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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DeafDigest Blue – May 24, 2020

DeafDigest Blue – May 24, 2020

Blue Edition
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-crook-in-jail/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A South African comedian mocked the signing of
an interpreter during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s
speech. The DeafSA, not pleased with the mocking,
has threatened legal action, forcing the comedian
to beg for public forgiveness.

……….

The Congressional Deaf Caucus has asked the White
House to always include terps. Exactly what is
Congressional Deaf Caucus and who is part of it?
Googling it has disclosed Mark Takano and
John Rutherford as co-chairs, and that it was
relaunched in 2019. Does that caucus represent
deaf people that work on the Hill or does it
represent all of the deaf of USA? Do not know!
If there were press releases and published
announcements, then DeafDigest has never seen those.

………

Signing gloves do not help the deaf, said a deaf faculty
member at Seattle Central College. There have been
many versions of Signing Gloves since the first one
came out in the early 1980’s. And all of them failed
badly for one reason – sign language dialects that
the gloves could not recognize.

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The CIT Group Inc is developing the Jordan Downs Apartments
Project in Los Angeles, reserving 17 units for the deaf and
the disabled.

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We have the Deaflympics for top deaf athletes to compete
against each other. We now have the International Abilympics
(in the cake decoration category) for best deaf bakers
to compete against each other. The next one is taking
place in Russia next year.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WORST BIG CITY SUBWAY SERVICE
Many big cities all over the world have their
own subway systems.
Deaf people that live in these cities have no
problems on the subways and get off at their
stops.
But one city has very bad subway service
for the deaf. It is London. Ticket sellers are
often rude. And many rides are changed at
last minute with different routes or different
platforms. Hearing can hear it with public
announcements. Deaf can’t and there are not
enough public displays to let them know of
changes.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ride-london-subways/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person and a deaf person were talking
about old time TV programs.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I loved the pork character

The hearing person actually said:
I loved the Mork character

note:
Mork & Mindy was a popular TV program in the
late seventies and early eighties.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

REMEMBERING A DEAF CROOK
We have several deaf crooks that are in jail
for their crimes.
There is one deaf crook that DeafDigest editor
remembers very well.
That deaf person was a chairperson of a big
deaf national softball tournament. His committee
spent a lot of money for the tournament, but
it was a flop. Few people went to the tournament.
Few months later the committee had a party. The
deaf chairperson gave a short speech. Everyone wanted
to know if tournament made money or lost money.
The chairperson would not admit anything. Suddenly
he pointed to the table with delicious food and told
the committee to grab the food. The chairperson
then “disappeared” from the party. Did he steal the
money for himself?
That person is in jail but for something else.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another question that people often ask me when they see me with the steno
machine is how fast someone can write with “one of those machines.”

Most broadcast captioners and CART captioners start off as court
reporters, and so they have passed the same tests that court reporters
take in court reporting school.

In many states, court reporters must pass a test at 225 words per minute
in order to be certified. In order to achieve the Registered Professional
Reporter certification offered by the National Court Reporters Association
(NCRA), a court reporter or captioner must pass tests at speeds up to 225
words per minute. To obtain the Registered Merit Reporter certification,
one must pass tests at speeds up to 260 words per minute.

At the NCRA annual convention, there is a speed contest where contestants
compete at speeds up to 280 words per minute.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A hot issue among the deaf in California is
AB 2072, a piece of legislation that would
amend the California Newborn Hearing Screening
Program, banning deaf groups from giving
parents information about ASL, Deaf Community
and Deaf Culture.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Because of declining enrollment, Iowa Western Community College
is terminating its ASL interpreter program. Impact will be
felt in the Deaf Community in the western part of Iowa.

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