DeafDigest Blue – April 18, 2021

DeafDigest Blue – April 18, 2021

Blue Edition
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 25th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-complaints-now-and-past/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/captioners-for-deaf-homework-2/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-or-hearing-job/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Lillie Brown, not deaf, is a student at Lincoln Land Community
College. She won an award at the Illinois Community College
Journalism Association spring conference for her article.
It was about deaf students inconvenienced by the COVID-19
pandemic.

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In her acceptance speech as the new chancellor of the
Robert Gordon University in Scotland, Dame Evelyn Glennie,
the eminent musician who is deaf, said:

I share Robert Gordon University’s ambition to eliminate barriers
to higher education

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How is Black Sign Language compared to ASL?

Daisy Rivenbark, the North Carolina Deaf Services
Specialist, said:

We sign pretty much big, instead of smaller signing space.
We sign big and very expressive

A deaf Black person, from the North, never used
Black Sign Language in his life. He moved South
and struggled with it even when his new deaf
friends tried to help him with it!

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Drew Gordon, a past Gallaudet basketball star,
has been credited for establishing Adjacent Space
as a non-profit agency in Birmingham, Alabama.
The agency mission is to build a bridge between
the deaf and the hearing.

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Will Marlee Matlin pick a second Oscar, this time as
executive producer of a live action short film –
Feeling Through. We will have to wait and see.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HOMEWORK FOR DEAF DURING CONVENTION
When people attend conventions, do they do homework
in their hotel rooms?
Normally, no. But every year there is a national
convention of the National Court Reporters Association.
It is an organization of real-time captioners.
Many of them do their “homework” during the
convention week. Their homework is to caption
the TV news programs in their home towns!
For them it is not “play” time during
convention, but “work” time.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/captioners-for-deaf-homework-2/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing nature-lover was walking through
the woods with a deaf nature-lover.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Look at the tree. It is marked

The hearing person actually said:
Look at the tree. It is mocked.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WORKING AT DEAF PLACE OR WORKING AT HEARING PLACE
A deaf person worked for many years at a hearing
place, where he was the only deaf employee.
His boss would write down his tasks on paper –
#1 task, #2 task, #3 task, etc.
The deaf person would follow the notes while
doing his tasks. Easy. No problem.
The deaf person quit his job at the hearing
workplace to work at a deaf place (agency serving
the deaf).
His new boss was deaf. Not necessary to write
notes? Well. The new boss would sign in ASL very
fast – please do task #1, please do task #2,
please do task #3. It was so fast that he had a
hard time remembering these tasks.
This deaf person realized he made a mistake
by leaving a hearing job for a deaf job!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that stenocaptioners write the initial consonants T and K
with the ring finger of the left hand, and when they depress both keys
simultaneously, they get the sound for the letter D.

The same thing also applies when these letters are part of a blended sound
at the beginning of a word. A slip of the ring finger could totally change
the word. Remember that captioners are writing phonetically, so the K
sound could be spelled with a “k” or a “c.”

Some examples of this would be:
She tripped on the scare.
He thought the bread was scale.
The government class visited their skate capital.

These should be read as:
She tripped on the stair.
He thought the bread was stale.
The government class visited their state capital.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf students are no different from hearing students
as far as the cell phone is concerned. At West
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, the students
were permitted to use their cell phones to send text
messages during lunch time. It was learned that some
of these students sneaked in text messages during
classes and while they were in rest rooms. As a
result the school changed its policy not to allow
cell phones during school hours!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Cheryl Heppner, CEO, Northern Virginia Resource Center
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, an agency across
the river from Washington, DC, goes into conference
calls quite a lot despite her deafness. She uses CART
to read what is being discussed. The trick to these
deaf-hearing conference calls is to jump into the
conversation with something to say at the first pause.
This is not an easy thing to do because by the time
she starts to say something, someone else has
controlled the conversation. Fortunately for her
the Department of Education funding has helped create
a special device, called Trace Online Hand-Raising
Utility, that allows participants to take turns
instead of jumping over each other!

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2021/04/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 16, 2021

— something else instead of closed captions

In the late 1990’s, a South Korean committee
met to discuss ways to set up closed captions.
The committee vote was to forget closed captions
and to install very loud TV speakers to help
the deaf follow the programs! Hard to believe?
Yes, but very fortunately this loud speaker
idea was never used and the group agreed to
follow USA’s closed captioning model.

 

— another deaf invention helping the hearing

A deaf invention is speech to text. Surprisingly
enough this invention seems to benefit the
hearing (possibly more than the deaf). During
hearing meeetings, no one takes accurate notes;
people don’t remember the issues being discussed;
information over due time will go away. This is
where the deaf device – speech to text comes in!

 

— yelling across the court room

A deaf person, that depends on hearing aids,
was using a special device to hear questions
from the attorney during a cross examination.
The device broke down, and the hearing
aid did not help. For some reason, instead
of asking for a recess to find a replacement
device, the judge allowed the cross examination
to proceed. It forced the attorneys to yell
across the court room to allow the deaf
person to catch what was being said. This
incident took place in a courtroom in
Sacramento, CA. Shocking? Yes.

 

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2021/04/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 15, 2021

— to be serious or to be funny

A deaf person and a hearing person share the same
residence. The deaf person requires captions
whereas the hearing person hates captions – and
repeatedly suggests that the deaf person wear
hearing aid when watching TV. Is the hearing
person serious about it or is repeatedly trying
to be funny about it? Sad!

 

— these disability statements

If and when you surf corporate web sites to look
up something, it may be best to look at
these disability statements. These big
corporations – such as American Airlines
and Marriott have their own disability
statements inside somewhere their own
web sites. They do not want ADA lawsuits
hence these statements. The problem is
that such statements are hidden and
it may not be easy to find it!

 

— using wrong interpreters

A deaf woman, near Las Vegas, was arrested in a
traffic stop. Her children were riding in the
car with her. Realizing communication was
impossible, the cops used the children to
interpret for their mother! The police
department said afterwards:

This department will make every effort to see that
its employees communicate effectively with people
who have identified themselves as deaf or hard of
hearing

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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