DeafDigest Blue – June 13, 2021

DeafDigest Blue – June 13, 2021

Blue Edition
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-scam/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fund-raiser/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/captions-blocked/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-changed-attitude/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A British national lottery is helping deaf
actors. Funds from the lottery is creating
a new organization that has the goal of
helping deaf actors get opportunities
in the film industry.

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a newspaper brought up a mystery question if
a person wears a hearing aid in one ear.

Is he deaf in one ear only (functions as hearing
with his better ear)?

or

Is he deaf in both ears (may or may not function
as a deaf person in both ears)?

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In an interview, Nyle DiMarco said that he produced
‘Deaf U’ is for the big reason that while he was
growing up, he never saw deaf stories on TV.

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West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind was
given a positive review by the State education board.

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An employer in China that hires the deaf at his own bakery
said national care for the needs of deaf has been great.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CAPTIONS BLOCKED IN A MUSEUM MOVIE THEATER
At the American Revolutionary Museum at
Yorktown, Virginia, the museum movie had
captions.
But in one scene, the captions were
blocked.
It was blocked by the fake smoke from
a smoke-making machine to show war fighting
with rifles and cannons!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/captions-blocked/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was chatting with a deaf person

A third person passed by between both of them

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Gas

The hearing person actually said:
This is Kass

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CHANGING ATTITUDE AMONG FEW DEAF PEOPLE
In the past, many deaf people (graduates from
Gallaudet, NTID and deaf schools) were proud people –
deaf, but successful at their jobs and at life.
Times have changed. After years of accepting their
deafness, some of them no longer accept it. Some of them
tell their friends:

I am not deaf

This is strange – because they went to Gallaudet
or NTID or deaf schools. And some of them participated
at few Deaflympics!
Changing times?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-changed-attitude/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When stenocaptioning, we have seen that the final P and B are depressed by
the middle finger of the right hand, and the L and G are depressed by the
ring finger of the right hand. We have also seen that when you depress P
and B together, you get an N.

Most stenocaptioners use all four of those letters — P, B, L, and G — to
make a J sound. They must depress all four of them at the same time.

If the stenocaptioner were to miss the stroke with the ring finger, they
could get the N sound instead of the J sound.

Some examples of this would be:
The sheriff displayed his ban when he came to the door.
He trimmed the hen around his yard.
She didn’t want to answer, so she tried to don the question.

These should be read as:
The sheriff displayed his badge when he came to the door.
He trimmed the hedge around his yard.
She didn’t want to answer, so she tried to dodge the question.

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If you have any questions, please email kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We all remember the terrible blast near the New England
Homes for the Deaf some years back. It affected the
normal operations at the home for quite a while.
There is a new bill in the Massachusetts legislature
that would regulate operations of the boiler plants
everywhere in the state. And as a symbolic gesture,
the bill’s hearing will take place at the very
same site of the blast – New England Homes for
the Deaf!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

PlasticsSA is working with the Whisper Boat Building Academy
in South Africa to train thirty deaf individuals on
boat-building. It is with the hope that these trained
deaf individuals would eventually find employment in the
boat building field. Said a spokesperson:

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captions-blocked

CAPTIONS BLOCKED IN A MUSEUM MOVIE THEATER
At the American Revolutionary Museum at
Yorktown, Virginia, the museum movie had
captions.
But in one scene, the captions were
blocked.
It was blocked by the fake smoke from
a smoke-making machine to show war fighting
with rifles and cannons!

2021/06/11

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 11, 2021

— Facebook strangers help deaf person move from one town to another

A deaf person, offered a new job in a new town, had issues
while packing and moving, while at the same time, was
unfamiliar with the new town environs. No problem!
She posted her moving issues on Facebook, and much
to her surprise, many strangers offered to help with
the move! In this case, Facebook helping the deaf?
Yes.

 

— visiting a big cemetery

Three deaf Texans – Steve Baldwin, David Myers and
Larry Evans, visited the Texas State Cemetery,
located in Austin. Walking around, they were
able to locate the graves of individuals that
either were prominent deaf Texans or of hearing
people that did much to help the deaf. They stopped
at nearly 10 names – but it may be possible there
were others that were overlooked!

 

— agents important for deaf actors

Years ago Marlee Matlin gave a speech at an event,
saying agents are a must for deaf actors wanting
Hollywood roles. A deaf actor cannot do it alone.
Anyway there was a story that deaf actress
Millicent Simmonds has signed with WME to have
her represented in all Hollywood activities.
WME is one of the world’s most important and
most powerful agencies. Will we be seeing more
of Simmons in the years to come?

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

06/06/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2021/06/10

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 10, 2021

— a mother is never a job coach for her deaf son

A mother is not a job coach. A hearing employer
had problems with his deaf employee. Frustrated
he telephoned the mother, explaining these
work-related issues, and hinted that she should
help out with the job tasks of her deaf son.
This approach is wrong. He should have found
better ways to reach out to the deaf employee,
instead of scolding, yelling and screaming
at him!

 

— panicking when deaf customer comes in

A store clerk said that when he faced a deaf customer
for the first time in his life, he pushed his own
panic button, unsure on what to do! Deaf people
are human beings and there is absolutely no reason
to panic. There are notes; there are gestures;
there are finger pointing at menu dishes, etc.
Just calm down and relax.

 

— a sign language incident

A hospital had a deaf patient. A new nurse came
in and checked the computer, not realizing the patient
was deaf. She then signed in ASL to herself while
looking at the computer. The deaf patient saw it
and asked the nurse to please start all over
with ASL as he thought she was signing to him
(in which she wasn’t). The nurse, shocked
at the deaf patient watching her, immediately
apologized, saying she was practicing her own
ASL.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

06/06/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/