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Posts published in August 2015

DeafDigest – 31 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 31, 2015

 

 

— a group picture of our Deaf Seniors of America officers

The Deaf Seniors of America convention is over, and with it,
a group picture of our officers. The picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/2015-2017-deaf-seniors-officers-pictures/

 

 
— transgender student is an issue at a deaf school

A transgender student is an issue at a deaf school. There was
a published story of a transgender girl wanting to play
sports at Indiana School for the Deaf, and was told by a
coach that she can’t. Two big issues were brought up –
the locker room and the dormitory!

 

 

 

— a Netflix movie brings up an interesting deaf story

Netflix is featuring a movie – Twin Sisters, that was
actually filmed in 2002, but in which the theme may
be painful for some families, especially deaf families.
Two deaf brothers were born in Germany. The hearing
parents divorced. One stayed in Germany, other moved
to USA. As part of the divorce agreement, one brother
stayed with one German parent and the other with the
USA parent. Both brothers grew up with entirely
different cultures and languages. They stayed in
contact with each other, but had problems adjusting
to each other’s culture when they visited each other.
Painful? Yes.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
new job announcements every day

 

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

 
8/30/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 31 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 31, 2015 morning

 

— the case of deaf child gets murky in India and Pakistan

DeafDigest has mentioned the case of a deaf child from
India and strayed across the Pakistan border and held
there for 14 years before being “returned” to her parents
in India. “Returned”? The case has twists and is getting
murky. Many families are claiming Geeta as their rightful
lost daughter, even some deaf families! And Pakistan
is conducting a court hearing to find out why an agency
has held her for 14 years without trying to locate her
rightful parents in India. And the deaf girl has been
looking at pictures of all “rightful” families and
saying she does not know them!

 
— some Netflix subtitles are being blocked

we have always complained for years that TV captions
block the TV scores of football games or basketball
games. And these captioned people are saying there
was nothing they could do about it. Well, what about
Netflix. The subtitles (and some captions) are being
blocked by the bars at the bottom which show time
remaining and of the volume control. One must use
tricks with the mouse to remove these bars in order
to clearly watch the subtitles and captions!

 

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

 

8/30/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 August 2015

DeafDigest Gold – August 30, 2015

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 19th year

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Employment ads web site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Headache
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-headache/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fooled-by-smile/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-two-clerks/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-movies/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/defective-deaf-ci-wins-court-case/

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Clearance Sale: Books and Media up to 50% off

Harris Communications is clearing out some of our books and media
and that means great bargains for you!

Discounts are at 15%, 25%, even 50% off retail!

We have a huge selection of books and media pertaining to sign
language and deaf culture. There is something for everyone
including children, students, and interpreters.

Go to the Clearance section on our website to see our
complete selection. Hurry, quantities are limited and are
only available while supplies last. Remember, free ground
shipping is available on all products delivered in the contiguous U.S.

To see all the books and media on clearance, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDG083015

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

Settlement has been reached between Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
(California) and Department of Justice regarding this facility
discriminating against deaf patients.

Part of the Deaf Seniors of America conventioneers visited
the Alder Springs Deaf and Blind Community, which is a
residential home for the deaf and blind. Possibly they
were scouting the facility to see for themselves if it
is suitable.

How popular is Thursday night drive in caption movies
at the Skyview Drive-In in Belleville, Ontario.
Very much so, says Steve Bloomer, the drive-in owner.

Outlook Nebraska is a paper-production company
in Omaha, Nebraska that has a big contract with
the United States Armed Forces. And one of
the machine operators at the factory is
deaf-blind.

Gary Klingensmith is into his 50th season as
football coach, first 3 years at Gallaudet and
then 47 at Juniata High School, Mifflintown, PA.
He is deaf.

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MANUFACTURER OF A DEFECTIVE CI WINS COURT CASE
A CI manufacturer won a court case even though their
CI product was defective and had to be recalled. And
they never told the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
about this defective product.
How did they win? The Arizona federal judge said that
there are no FDA rules about defective CI’s, and so, this
manufacturer was lucky. Yet, the judge warned the manufacturer
that this lawsuit could be refiled with revised paperwork!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/defective-deaf-ci-wins-court-case/

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NAD National Leadership Training Conference

http://deafdigest.com/2015-nad-deaf-national-leadership-training-conference/

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A SUCCESSFUL DEAF CLUB IN GREAT BRITAIN
Great Britain is the same as USA when it is
about deaf clubs. Many deaf clubs lose members
and struggle with money. These deaf people prefer
to meet at Starbucks then to help their deaf
clubs.
Anyway, one deaf club in Great Britain had
a successful event. Many deaf people came to
that club.
What was the event? Showing old time movies
of deaf people between 1930’s and 1950’s!
They watched the movies and had a great time.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/old-deaf-movies/

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What is a Deaf House?

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house/

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Oklahoma Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/oklahoma-association-of-the-deaf/

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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Lip Reading nightmare

trying to read the lips of a baseball fan
that said “Matt Batts”

Batts was a former major league baseball player
years ago

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Deaf Book of the Week

American Deaf Softball Guide

book of deaf softball history, up to 1961, was compiled by Ralph LinWeber, a deaf baseball fan, who is much better known for his private library of baseball books at his home library. Published 1961; publisher unknown

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-american-deaf-softball-guide/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— public relations director

this website is growing every weekend:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Does DeafDigest have a preference on who the next
Gallaudet president will be?

A. No, as long as the chosen applicant can do the
job of running Gallaudet. Running a college is
never an easy job!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I have viewed the beautiful Nubble Lighthouse yearly.

I went during sunset this year and there was still a clear blue sky.

For me, it is getting difficult to see that beauty!

I need to wait until night time to see it better. The lights shine on the lighthouse.

This bring me some sadness that I am getting a limited view of this beautiful place.

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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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that the planned deaf White House rally on September
5th and 6th be peaceful

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DeafHistory:

Year 2015 – deaf police officer Tony Wallace was
shot and killed in a line of duty at Hoonah, Alaska.
He seems to be the only known deaf police officer
to be shot and killed.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

500

babies born deaf in Okinawa because of German measles
in 1964 – 1966.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Sydney Andrews, women’s soccer, Missouri Western University

her profile is at:
http://www.gogriffons.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1537&path=wsoc

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks

in danger of losing his job?

part of newspaper story says:

At the fullback position, Derrick Coleman and Will Tukuafu are likely
battling for one roster spot. Both have played well for the Seahawks in
the past, although Tukuafu could have the advantage due to his ability to
play some other positions.

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DeafSports Library:

American Deaf Softball Guide

a book

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-american-deaf-softball-guide/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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Attention:

the employment ads section is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 30 August 2015

DeafDigest Blue – August 30, 2015

Blue Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 19th year

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subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

Employment ads web site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-russian-accent/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-menu-numbers/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scary-name/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-printing-hearing-aid/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Top stories about the deaf:

A big reason for the success of deaf Uber drivers in
Nairobi, Kenya was the behind-the-scenes collaboration
between Uber and the Kenya National Association for the Deaf.

Australian deaf advocate Drisana Levitzke-Gray has
been honored in a special ceremony at the University of Western Australia for her work with
the deaf.

Starbucks has asked its coffee makers to be
sensitive to the needs of the deaf, especially
when they try to explain how they want their
coffees to be made.

In a speech at an event, Bill Hass, president and CEO of LifeBridge said that his agency is committed to
providing deaf outreach services and interpreting
services despite steep decline in government funding.

The deaf of Trinidad said that the government is
contradicting itself by promising first class
rights – yet denying them an interpreter during
public meetings.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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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 by a free service, 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

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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A FAMOUS DEAF ENTERTAINER WITH A SCARY NAME
The word Asphyxia is scary. It means choking the neck
to prevent the person from breathing. Well, there is
a famous entertainer whose name is Asphyxia. She is from
Australia and performs shows for the Grimstones, which
is a circus group that travels all over the world.
And she is deaf! She has been deaf all her life. She
performs everything – puppets, trapeze, hula hoops, etc.
Why Asphyxia? Do not know! Anyway, she is now writing a
book about her life.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scary-name/

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First football huddle

short story of other colleges saying they
were the first!

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-first-football-huddle/

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3D PRINTING MAY HELP THE DEAF
DeafDigest mentioned that 3D printing cannot work with
CI – but it may help the deaf in another way. It may
print a “perfect” hearing aid mold – the one that never
whistles and never makes your ear feel sore.
We will have to wait and see if it really will work!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-printing-hearing-aid/

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Hearing Loss Association of America Selected to Host IFHOH Congress in 2016

http://deafdigest.com/2016-hlaa-deaf-ifhoh-congress/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a medical technician, during a
mammogram, to help physically set up the deaf
patient in the vice grip so a better picture
can be taken.

Said the interpreter:

I am only there to interpret the process, not to
be part of the process

naturally the medical technician was clueless
on the role between the interpreter, the patient
and the medical staff

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Even the best of stenocaptioners sometimes make mistakes because the words that they are stroking can be combined into other words. Captioners are constantly working on their dictionaries to improve their translation. However, sometimes an old entry in a dictionary can cause an undesired translation.

A captioner may have these entries in his or her dictionary:
TEUL=till
TPAOU=few

The following sentence may be spoken containing those words:
“Because so many people have questions, we will hold a few till later.”
The captioner may have an entry lurking in their dictionary like this:

TPAOU/TEUL=futile

If that happened, then the sentence would incorrectly translate like this:
“Because so many people have questions, we will hold a futile later.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

people thinking only smart deaf people have great speech

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

— a waiter, learning ASL, comes to your table too many times

to see a list of past horrors:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-horrors-nightmares-at-restaurants/

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, go to the bottom of the Gold section

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DeafLaw

a national law firm attempted to attract CI
clients that were not happy with their implants.
This strategy was not successful.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest wishes to honor Gallaudet University,
NTID and CSUN, our three significant collegiate
programs for the deaf.
Our three programs failed to make the annual
Princeton Review college rankings – but this is
great for it lists the nation’s top partying
colleges.
This shows our deaf students at these three
collegiate programs are serious about their
studies.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Scary or not scary, these planned low cost CI operations
in China? According to Chinese medical entrepreneurs,
several Chinese firms may be contemplating discount-rate
CI operations at some point in the near future.
Scary? Yes, if we read the newspaper stories of shoddy
industrial workmanship in many factories in the nation.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

We read stories of “deaf gloves” – such sensors
in these gloves that help the deaf communicate
with the hearing. But nothing is being said of
the deaf that do not use ASL and trying to
communicate with the hearing!

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Attention:

the employment ads section is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 30 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 30, 2015 morning

— a rare deaf petition win

most deaf petitions do not win, no matter how many
signatures have been signed. These petitions are often
laughed off and ignored. But one deaf petition did win.
The Los Angeles Unified School District wanted to close
the ASL program at the North Valley Occupational Center.
Nearly 60,000 signatures kept the program open!

 

 

— a nasty hearing attitude about deaf web cam equipment

A deaf employee wanted a deaf web cam equipment at her
desk so that she can make video relay calls. Her request
was turned down; her supervisor said:

We have provided TTY for employees to use; we will not
accept deaf web cam equipment.

It didn’t matter to the hearing supervisor that the
TTY is obsolete, and no one really uses it.

 
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

 

8/23/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 30 August 2015

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DeafDigest – 29 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 28, 2015 morning

 

— winner of 2019 Deaf Seniors of America convention hostship

2015 Deaf Seniors of America convention at Asheville, NC
has ended. Next one up is Houston, TX in 2017. The
rights to host the 2019 convention is Seattle, WA

 

— a doctor told a deaf person he cannot read or write

Brian Moroney, who was quite hyperactive as a deaf kid,
was told by his doctor that he cannot read or write
while growing up. What happened? At the age of 22, he
just graduated from University of Limerick (Ireland),
with a major in Mobile Communications and Security.
DeafDigest hopes he will find a job in the computer
security field – not easy for any deaf to find any
job in Ireland!

 

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

 

8/23/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 28, 2015

— newest picture of a deaf pizza place

The Mozzeria, owned by Melody and Russell Stein,
was honored when its Peking Duck pizza was rated
as one of the 10 best pizzas in the Bay Area by
the Zagat. If you are in the Bay Area, do make
it a point to sample one of these Mozzeria’s finests!
Anyway, a new picture of this pizzeria is at:

http://deafdigest.com/latest-deaf-pizza-picture/

 

 

 

— fear among a few deaf Uber drivers

As DeafDigest has pointed out, Uber is hiring
more deaf drivers. These drivers have a fear –
dealing with angry taxi drivers. This is why
when they are off-duty, they just don’t tell
people they are Uber drivers!

 

 
— opportunity to interview Gallaudet presidential finalists

Do you wish to interview Gallaudet presidential finalists?
If so, please visit:

http://deafdigest.com/2015-gallaudet-finalist-interview/

 

 

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
new job announcements every day

 
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

 
8/23/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 28 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 28, 2015 morning

 

— no more Derrick Coleman

Is Derrick Coleman in danger of being cut by the
Seattle Seahawks? A recent Seattle Seahawks blog said:

At the fullback position, Derrick Coleman and Will Tukuafu are likely
battling for one roster spot. Both have played well for the Seahawks in
the past, although Tukuafu could have the advantage due to his ability to
play some other positions.

 
— best deaf role in a movie

A movie blog said the best deaf character in a movie
was Psych-Out, filmed in 1968. Susan Strasberg played
a 17-year old deaf run away who constantly gets into
trouble and problems for people around her. While
it was 1968, DeafDigest wished it was a real deaf
actress playing a deaf role.

 
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

8/23/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 27, 2015

 

 

— using SSL, not using ASL

What is SSL? Survival Sign Language, used by
clerks, police officers, firemen, nurses, and
others that have limited contact with the deaf.
SSL consists of simple signs such as hi, thank you,
good morning, welcome, etc. A SSL course is being
taught at Valdosta State University in Georgia.

 

 

 

— interpreter not showing up

DeafDigest editor had an appointment with a
doctor in a hospital clinic. An interpreter was
requested, but never showed up. That hospital
did not have a VRI. What to do? Sue the hospital?
Reschedule the appointment several weeks later?
Rely on lipreading? Use a note pad? The editor
asked the doctor to write notes, and fortunately
she explained things clearly with notes. The
hospital, however, promised interpreters with
follow up appointments. Of course, there are deaf
patients that prefer live interpreting. Each
person has own choice.

 
— these complaining models

Nyle DiMarco, slated to compete in reality TV’s
America’s Next Top Model show, said that
hearing models complain a lot about one thing –
the appearance of their hair! Does Kyle
complain about his deafness, while trying
to mingle with these models? No.

 

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— a small town may be ideal for deaf senior citizens

Morganton, NC qualifies as a small town, having 17,000
residents. Approximately 100 deaf senior citizens
toured the Alder Springs Deaf and Blind Community
located in Morganton, to see for themselves if the
town and the facility meets their needs. And
the Morganton city officials pitched the values of
small town life with them. Said one deaf senior
citizen – I love to hike, and I found this place.

 

 

— a deaf-blind machine operator

Outlook Nebraska is a paper-production company
in Omaha, Nebraska. It has a big contract with
the United States Armed Forces. And one of
the machine operators at the factory is
deaf-blind. With his very limited vision,
he is able to use the iPad to communicate
with his fellow employees.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 26 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 26, 2015

 

— Netflx wrong on claim of 100 percent captions

DeafDigest editor was watching a Netflix foreign
movie – A Five Star Life. It was supposed to be
100 percent subtitled. These subtitles were fine
until an important scene came up in Berlin, Germany
was shown. It was NOT subtitled. But when the
scene ended, and a new scene came up, the
subtitles came back! Why?

 

 

— a terrible VRI nightmare in Kentucky

A deaf woman, accompanied by her deaf husband,
was rushed to a hospital emergency room in
Danville, KY. The hospital immediately turned
on the VRI – but it was a nightmare. Because of
pain, the woman could not communicate with her
hands. Her husband had to interpret for her.
As a result, it was a 4-way interpreting
situation – wife, husband, doctor, interpreter.
Not forgetting this incident, a group of deaf
people protested the bad interpreting situation
with the Boyle County Human Rights Commission!

 

 

— 8-year wait ends as deaf daughter meets her hearing mother

DeafDigest has mentioned several times in the past
that Canada would not allow a deaf girl, from the
Philippines, become an immigrant. Her mother was
working in Canada and wanted to have her deaf
daughter move in with her. Canada felt that the
deaf girl would live off welfare and become a
tax payer burden. The nation screamed and the
government backed down. This deaf girl, after
a 8-year wait, finally arrived in Canada
yesterday. She is already enrolled at a school
for the deaf.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 26 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 26, 2015 morning

 

— attendance at the Deaf Seniors of America National Convention

The DSA is strong and thriving. It rebounded in Baltimore
in 2013 two years after the cancelled convention in
Chicago. Now, at Asheville, NC newspapers are saying over
1,200 deaf seniors are in attendance.

 
— a silly complaint with the police

Portsmouth, NH police ran a log one day. It said that
a hearing woman was yelling for help in getting herself
out of bed. She was yelling because her husband was deaf!

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 25, 2015

 

— look at jobs section; $500 bonus

— a picture of Grateful Deaf logo

Grateful Deaf is a Deaf Beer outfit operated by
Ken Fisher, the nation’s master deaf beer brewer.
He takes annual beer-making tours of Europe to
learn from European’s best beer brewers, and
at the same time allow Europeans to drink
the best deaf beer, ever! Here is the latest
picture of the Grateful Deaf logo

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-beer-logo/

 

 

 

— blood plasma company ordered to install alerting device for deaf

Kelly Osborne applied for a job as a blood plasma center
and was turned down because of her deafness. The company
felt working with blood from donors and separating them
into plasmas, and returning red cells to the donor, is
“too dangerous” for a deaf person. Reason is that these
machines have alarms that warn hearing workers that
something is wrong. She filed a lawsuit and won; the
judge in Cheyenne, WY ordered the company to install
alerting devices for her!

 
— Deaf Protest at White House

A group of deaf people is planning a Deaf Protest at
the White House on September 5th & 6th. What is
the protest all about – no employment opportunities,
discrimination issues, violation of civil rights
and langauge barrier issues. Who is organizing
the protest? No one is saying anything, yet!

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 25, 2015 morning

 

— deaf man in his 50th season as football coach

Head coaches of all sports normally do not last 50
years, especially 47 years at one school, but
we have one coach still at it for that so many years.
It is Gary Klingensmith, who is profoundly deaf.
He is now into his 47th season as head coach at
Juniata High School, Mifflintown, PA. He retired
as a teacher several years ago. Previously he
coached three seasons at Gallaudet, so adding
47 plus 3 equals 50 seasons!

 
— White House opposites attract

President Calvin Coolidge, the US president
(1923-1929), has a very strong deaf connection,
through his wife Grace. While he was dating
her she was a teacher at Clarke School
for the Deaf. They were exact opposites of
each other. Calvin was a cold person who
did not smile and was unfriendly. Grace was
a warm woman that loved people, especially
the deaf!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 24 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 24, 2015

 

— a new Gallaudet look

Gallaudet has a new look. The magic words are: Connect. Discover. Influence.

This is not all. The Gallaudet web site and Gallaudet material are
both being redesigned. Why? To reflect today’s bilingual community
and worldwide trends.

To take a look, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-new-look/

 

 

 

— NASCAR not deaf-friendly

NASCAR not deaf-friendly? There is a deaf NASCAR Fan Club.
About 55 members attended the big race at Bristol
Motor Speedway,coming from all parts of USA and Canada.
The difference is that they can’t hear the engine noise,
chatter from the fans, public announcements, get
updates on accidents and yellow flags. Scanners are
useless to them. Still, they love races and get together
once a year at rotating tracks. Will NASCAR listen to
them? Probably when we have our first deaf NASCAR driver
and he makes captioning demands on behalf of his deaf fans!

 

 
— interpreter shows up for nothing

DeafDigest mentioned that a deaf man, summoned to the
court, 80 miles from his home, showed up twice
but interpreter never did. And the third time the
court date was rescheduled, the interpreter finally
showed up but the deaf man stayed home, tired of
these 160 mile round trips. The city attorney
did three things – sent a letter of apology,
dismiss the charge, and ordered the insurance
company to compensate the deaf man for loss of
wages and mileage. And most important of all,
said that obeying the ADA is very important to
his city!

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 24 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 24, 2015 morning

 

— deaf baseball banned in Japan

Baseball is a popular sport in Japan. For years the
deaf wanted to play baseball, but the government
would not allow them to play because of their
deafness. It didn’t matter to them that Dummy
Hoy has been a famous deaf baseball player in
USA. The government was afraid that the deaf
cannot hear the ball bouncing off the bats and
they would be badly hurt. It took years
of lobbying and persuading before the
government decided to allow the deaf to play!
Now, in Japan there have been a few deaf that
play professionally.

 
— lucky deaf shopper in a supermarket

A church in Martinsburg, WV wanted to distribute
money to help the low income people. A group
of church members, with cash in their hands,
looked for shoppers that were older and seemed
to be poor. One of them was a deaf woman.
She was so shocked with the cash given her
that she immediately flashed the ILY sign!

 
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DeafDigest – 24 August 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Stick Figures Can’t Learn Sign Language
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-stick-figures-cant-learn-sign-language/

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Top stories about the deaf:

For years West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
never had a deaf superintendent. Now there is a
new superintendent and he is deaf! It is
Martin P. Keller Jr, a veteran administrator
of a number of schools for the deaf. What makes
this position notable is that he will also be
overseeing the school for the blind! The board
vote to hire him was unanimous.

A event is being planned in Japan next year, the
Japan Deaf Exhibition. Organizers are hoping for
high attendance among the deaf, not only in
Japan, but from all over the world.

There was an article in the Economist about CRISPR.
It means Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic
Repeats, a language that only biologists understand.
Anyway it is about designer babies, meaning parents
that engineer the genes to create a perfect baby.
This same article also accuses a few deaf parents
of wanting to engineer a deaf baby, which is not
in the best interests of these such babies!

How long does it take for police to track down a fake
deaf relay call? Four months? This was what the police
was able to track down and arrest a deaf man for
making a fake deaf relay call – to bomb the Statue
of Liberty! He made other threats, through the
relay – to bomb the Times Square and Brooklyn
Bridge. This deaf man is not from New York, but
from Texas. He is now facing a federal court hearing.

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THE SMILING HEARING PERSON
A deaf person was walking, and saw a hearing
driver that seemed to be smiling in his car, while
waiting for a truck to back into the driveway.
That truck was blocking the traffic for a few
minutes.
Was that hearing person really smiling? To
the deaf person, yes, but he was really angry,
swearing all these dirty words.
The “smile” while swearing really fooled the
deaf person!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fooled-by-smile/

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a legendary Australian deaf truck driver

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-australian-hall-of-famer-jim-ashley/

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TWO CLERKS AVOIDING THE DEAF CUSTOMER
A deaf man bought something at a store
and went to the cashier to pay for it.
The clerk did not want to deal with the
deaf person and pointed him to another clerk.
The second clerk also did not want to
deal with the deaf and pointed to the
first clerk.
The deaf person lost his temper and
gestured with both arms, finger-pointing at
one clerk with left arm and the second
clerk with right arm.
Both clerks were embarrassed. The deaf
person was finally able to pay for his purchase.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-two-clerks/

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Issues that cause division in the Deaf Community

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-issues/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

deaf fund raiser

http://deafdigest.com/videos/fundraising/

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Buffalo Club of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/buffalo-club-of-the-deaf/

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Lip Reading nightmare

A hearing employee was talking about GLOWS (a special
work programming software)

The deaf employee thought he was talking about lows

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Deaf Book of the Week

All Fish

by Felix Macias, Jr

a book of seafood recipes by deaf chef Felix Macias, Jr

published 2004, Platt & Company

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– vending payment systems, owner

this website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is there such a thing as a perfect hearing aid?

A. No such a thing, said an audiologist

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Our family’s annual vacation is to York Beach, Maine.

The weather was beach perfect.

When I arrived at the beach, I set up our chairs.

All of the sudden, people who knew me came up to say “hi”!

Deaf people and ASL users are beginning to recognize that

Hurray!

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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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that the British newspaper would stop writing
stories of “deaf people not capable of
riding the public transit system all by
themselves”

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DeafHistory:

Year 1799

John Binny, a deaf man, purchased Vivanta by Taj Connemara
hotel in Chennai, India. This hotel continues in business
nowadays, having been sold several times throughout the
years.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1

number of deaf people in the world that own hotels

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Marist – Kathryn McKinley, fr, tennis

2015 roster not yet posted so have to wait on
her profile

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

deaf professional skateboarder
Brandon White
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Deaf-Professional-Skateboarder-Aims-to-Inspire-Others-Facing-Adversity-322609992.html

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DeafSports Library:

old time Gallaudet football video
http://deafdigest.com/1927-gallaudet-versus-delaware-football/

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DeafDigest – 24 August 2015

DeafDigest Blue – August 23, 2015

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Top stories about the deaf:

The ZhasNur Public Association of the Deaf in
Kazakhstan is working with other agencies to
improve accessibility for the deaf at
public facilities

Zandisile Khobeni, a deaf man in South Africa,
applied for subsidized housing in 2011. His
application was approved and he was put on
a waiting list. Four years later, he is still
waiting, unaware that a bureaucrat pulled his
name off the waiting list! Activists are
very angry about it.

Wearsafe Labs, Hartford, CT, is working with
American School for the Deaf on special
wearable tags that would provide identification
for deaf individuals.

A workshop took place at Shimanto-shi in
Japan to educate the deaf on mental health
issues.

Natalia Belan, Melitopol, Ukraine, is the
winner of the Miss Deaf World pageant.
Not sure if American deaf women took part
in that event.

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NOT KNOWING ACCENTS ON CAPTIONED TV PROGRAMS
DeafDigest editor was watching a TV crime
program – about members of the Russian mafia.
The cops arrested the members of the mafia
and brought them to trial.
These actor Russians spoke with Russian
accent – but a deaf person, watching that
program, would not know it.
The captions should have said (speaking
with Russian accent) but it didn’t

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-russian-accent/

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five things about the hearing aid

http://deafdigest.com/five-things-about-deaf-hearing-aid/

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DEAF NEVER ORDER WALL MENU ABOVE #11
A deaf man goes to a fast food restaurant,
and looks at the wall menu. Each dish is numbered
between #1 and #20
The deaf person never orders dishes #11 and
above. It is much easier with two hands to
tell him the menu number (up to 10).
Above 10, forget it!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-menu-numbers/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being constantly asked this question “how long would it take
to learn sign language to become an interpreter?”

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

A captioner or court reporter may enter the same word into his or her
personal dictionary in multiple ways. Because captioners write
phonetically rather than letter by letter, they often hear the same word
in different ways. For example, a captioner may enter the word “paparazzi”
with different pronunciations. (Hint: EU is an “I” on the steno machine.)

PAUP/RAUZ/EU=paparazzi
PAP/AR/AZ/SEU=paparazzi
PA/PA/ROZ/EU=paparazzi
PAP/RAUT/SEU=paparazzi
POP/ROZ/EU=paparazzi

Even though the word “paparazzi” has been entered into the captioner’s
dictionary in multiple ways, if the captioner heard the word pronounced
differently today and wrote it differently, it still may not translate
properly. For instance, the captioner may write POP/ROT/SEU, and that
could then translate as “pop rotsy.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

in a relay call, the hearing person would tell
the relay operator to tell the deaf person something,
instead of directly responding to the deaf person

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

– waiter never explains the tonite’s specials with the deaf diner

to see a list of past horrors:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-horrors-nightmares-at-restaurants/

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DeafLaw

Three deaf residents of the Prairie Village Healthcare Center,
a residential living facility in Jacksonville, IL, have
filed a lawsuit. They have accused the facility of
discriminating against the deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to George E. Detmold,
who was not deaf. He served in the late fifties throughout
the seventies as the dean at Gallaudet University, overseeing
academic programs. Gallaudet won accreditation during the
fifties and Detmold was there to make sure to maintain these
tight academic waters. Some of his decisions were controversial
but certainly made Gallaudet a stronger place for deaf
students. He loved theater and directed several Gallaudet
plays – and in a way, paved the way for the establishment
of the National Theater of the Deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The overzealous security guard who brutally tackled
a suspected deaf shoplifter in a Los Angeles shopping
mall, was suspended. His tackle was videotaped and
distributed all over the world, much to the embarrassment
of all particulars involved

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

when graduates get together for their 40th or 45th or even
50th anniversary of their high school reunions, what is
the most common topic they talk about?

About how deaf they have become!

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DeafDigest – 23 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 23, 2015 morning

 
— a new Switched at Birth plot

TV series Switched at Birth is entering its 4th season.
Deaf character Daphne (Katie LeClerc) has some kind
of complications. We will need to watch the program to
see what it is all about.

 

 

— A top stonemason

Louis Francis, who is deaf, is considered to be one of
British’s top stonemasons. His current project is fixing
up statues at St George’s Chapel inside the Windsor Castle.
He is one of the candidates for top deaf entrepreneur of
the year honor.

 
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DeafDigest – 23 August 2015

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THE SMILING HEARING PERSON
A deaf person was walking, and saw a hearing
driver that seemed to be smiling in his car, while
waiting for a truck to back into the driveway.
That truck was blocking the traffic for a few
minutes.
Was that hearing person really smiling? To
the deaf person, yes, but he was really angry,
swearing all these dirty words.
The “smile” while swearing really fooled the
deaf person!

DeafDigest – 23 August 2015

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TWO CLERKS AVOIDING THE DEAF CUSTOMER
A deaf man bought something at a store
and went to the cashier to pay for it.
The clerk did not want to deal with the
deaf person and pointed him to another clerk.
The second clerk also did not want to
deal with the deaf and pointed to the
first clerk.
The deaf person lost his temper and
gestured with both arms, finger-pointing at
one clerk with left arm and the second
clerk with right arm.
Both clerks were embarrassed. The deaf
person was finally able to pay for his purchase.

DeafDigest – 22 August 2015

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DEAF NEVER ORDER WALL MENU ABOVE #11
A deaf man goes to a fast food restaurant,
and looks at the wall menu. Each dish is numbered
between #1 and #20
The deaf person never orders diehes #11 and
above. It is much easier with two hands to
tell him the menu number (up to 10).
Above 10, forget it!

DeafDigest – 22 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 22, 2015 morning

— a big deaf history in West Virginia

For years West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
never had a deaf superintendent. Now there is a
new superintendent and he is deaf! It is
Martin P. Keller Jr, a veteran administrator
of a number of schools for the deaf. What makes
this position notable is that he will also be
overseeing the school for the blind! The board
vote to hire him was unanimous.

 

— award-winning deaf photographer retires

Mike DeVries, who is deaf, has retired as the
photographer of the The Capital Times newspaper
(Madison, WI). His colleagues have said he
was the best in getting great pictures,
always putting people at ease while being
photographed. He has won many awards for
is pictures. He retired because he wanted
to pursue other challenges.

 
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DeafDigest – 22 August 2015

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NOT KNOWING ACCENTS ON CAPTIONED TV PROGRAMS
DeafDigest editor was watching a TV crime
program – about members of the Russian mafia.
The cops arrested the members of the mafia
and brought them to trial.
These actor Russians spoke with Russian
accent – but a deaf person, watching that
program, would not know it.
The captions should have said (speaking
with Russian accent) but it didn’t

DeafDigest – 21 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 21, 2015

 

— a deaf man honored by a worldwide business network

When Edgar B. Palmer became deaf at the age of 18 in
Hartford, CT, he could have felt sorry for himself.
Instead he decided to play basketball – as a member of
the Hartford Club of the Deaf team. This led him to
enrollment at Gallaudet, where he immediately joined
the football team. Fast forward years later, Worldwide
Branding named him as a VIP member. It is for
professionals that have achieved personal and
professional success. He currently is the Gallaudet
Executive Director of the Office of Diversity and Equity
for Students. Worldwide Branding? It more or less
operates on a higher level than Linkedin.

 

— interpreters refuse to pay membership dues

Many gifted interpreters are not certified. It does
not mean they do not interpret well. Some of them
interpret much better than certified interpreters.
Why no certification? There was a big newspaper
story of an interpreter in Maine being forced to
pay nearly $1,000 per year in membership dues!
To use a certified interpreter or a non-certified
interpreter? Well, a certified intepreter is
bound to RID Code of Ethics. There is no assurance
that a non-certified interpreter will do likewise!

 

— FCC’s open video platform plans

FCC boss Tom Wheeler announced at TDI Conference
in Baltimore that he wants Open Video Platform for
the Deaf. This means compatibility with all and
any video relay equipment and software. There
is a big irony, that Wheeler has not mentioned.
At the rate FCC is cutting fees to these providers
we may have to deal with fewer and fewer relay
providers in the future!

 

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DeafDigest – 21 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 21, 2015 morning

 

— CRISPR and the designer babies

There was an article in the Economist about CRISPR.
It means Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic
Repeats, a language that only biologists understand.
Anyway it is about designer babies, meaning parents
that engineer the genes to create a perfect baby.
This same article also accuses a few deaf parents
of wanting to engineer a deaf baby, which is not
in the best interests of these such babies!

 

— a funny emergency call request in Russia

In Russia, an emergency call phone center
received this phone call that had a funny
request. A daughter wanted to find company
for her mother, saying:

my mother is hard of hearing, but hears
well with a hearing aid!

 

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DeafDigest – 20 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 20, 2015

 

— a shocking “no interpreter” picture

just click on this posting and see for yourself!
http://deafdigest.com/a-shocking-deaf-interpreter-picture/

 

 

— a well known deaf pro athlete changes career

Lance Allred, a long time deaf professional basketball
player that played in the NBA for a short time,
has retired from his playing career. He is now
a full time motivational speaker, speaking
on issues such as religion and deafness.
Lance does not use ASL and functions as a
hearing person.

 

 

 

— Trump insults the deaf

Many of us are not aware that Rand Paul (R-Ky)
is deaf. He wears two hearing aids, and
his deafness has not been an issue throughout
his political career. Anyway, during the
first GOP debate, Trump made a very strong
hint that Rand has trouble hearing him!
Already anti-Trump critics are saying
that deafness is one of many things
that Trump insults!

 

 

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 20 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 20, 2015 morning

 

— four months to track down a fake deaf relay call

How long does it take for police to track down a fake
deaf relay call? Four months? This was what the police
was able to track down and arrest a deaf man for
making a fake deaf relay call – to bomb the Statue
of Liberty! He made other threats, through the
relay – to bomb the Times Square and Brooklyn
Bridge. This deaf man is not from New York, but
from Texas. He is now facing a federal court hearing.

 
— a suspicious hearing aid

A deaf prisoner sent a hearing aid box to himself,
telling prison officials it is a hearing aid.
Actually the box contained marijuana. He said
it was a “mistake” – should have been a real
hearing aid. He will be facing a court hearing.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 19 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 19, 2015

 

— ADT (home alarm company) not friendly to the deaf

A deaf resident of Vallejo, CA has serious problems
with ADT, the well known home alarm company. ADT
agreed to text her each time there is an alarm,
but she couldn’t text back her responses. Anyway
people break into her home, thus triggering the
alarms. The Vallejo city officials were not too happy
with these false alarms and fined the deaf woman nearly
$350.00. She has refused to pay the fine and demanded
ADT pay it. ADT wouldn’t. City agreed to cancel the fine.

 
— deaf people riding on public transport systems

There was a story in a British newspaper about a
young deaf man that is seeking employment. The
story said:

he is unable to travel safely alone on public transport

This deaf man has no physical or mental issues. Why
would the writer make that comment? Very puzzling!

 
— a modeling comment by Nyle

Nyle DiMarco, who is competing in the America’s Next
Top Model series, was interviewed. He made a comment
that was interesting:

American Sign Language requires facial expression
and body language; that’s what modeling requires also.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 19 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 19, 2015 morning

 

— a lipreader’s problems watching non-captioned movies

A lipreader said watching movies without captions is
impossible because of various reasons, such as
camera angle, voiceovers, sound effects and
actors’ accents. And even worse, cannot lipread
cartoon characters!

 
— tricks with Netflix captions

A deaf person, who watches Netflix captions all the
time, says there are tricks. One can change captions
to make it easier on the eyes or to change to a
preferred styling of captions. How? Go to
Netflix account settings and select “Subtitle
Appearance” and play around with colors and
fonts until you are satisfied

 

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DeafDigest – 18 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 18, 2015

— signing in public can be a big mistake

Three Australian deaf people were signing with
each other, while riding on the train. They
were talking about how to commit a crime.
A deaf person, sitting away from them,
saw the whole conversation and told the
police about it. These three people were
arrested and awaiting trial.

 
— interpreter is missing

A deaf man was asked to show up in the courtroom.
He told the court he is deaf and needed an
interpreter. They court told him they will get it
for him. He showed up in the court. The interpreter
never showed up. The courtroom date was rescheduled.
Again, the interpreter never showed up. It was
very frustrating for the deaf man because he had
to drive about 80 miles one way from his home to
the courtroom. The judge is aware of it and is
trying to find a solution!

 
— the truth about the hard of hearing man

Yesterday DeafDigest said that a hard of
hearing man was thrilled on a deaf group
to communicate with in a diner, that he
was willing to drive a long distance.
What is the truth? It was learned that
this hard of hearing man bragged about
mingling easily with the hearing people
in his home town. Yet, why bother driving
a long distance just to join the deaf
group at a diner and tellng them he
needed deaf company.

 

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DeafDigest – 18 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 18, 2015 morning

— a deaf woman in an important Public Relations job

Could a deaf person function in Public Relations?
It is a big job with headaches, answering tough questions
from the media on controversial issues. Well, Nira Yadin,
who is deaf, is the spokeswoman for Israel’s Construction
Minister Yoav Galant. How does she communicate with
the media? She texts and emails. And she has the
100 percent support of her boss, Yoav Galant.

 
— deaf member of a gold medal winning culinary team

Assistant chef Simamkele Twani is deaf. He is an important
member of the culinary team at the Protea Hotel Balalaika
Sandton in South Africa. A recent culinary competition
took place between 25 different hotel teams. And
Twani’s team won the first place. The competition is
called Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge, considerd
to be the Oscars in the hotel industry. Team members
learned sign language in order to communicate with
its deaf member.

 

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DeafDigest – 17 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 17, 2015

 

 

— a lucky hard of hearing man

In a semi-rural state, a group of retired deaf men
meet up once a week for morning coffee and breakfast
at a local diner. It has been a tradition with this
group for many years. One morning, a hard of hearing
man, himself a past athlete at a big time university,
happened to enter the diner alone and was shocked to
see the deaf group. He was welcomed into the group.
He makes it a habit to join the weekly diner group
even though he lives “very far away.” Said a friend:

I think he is hungry for communications with the
deaf as he couldn’t get from the hearing

 

 
— a long time deaf school head announces retirement

Donald E Rhoten, one of the nation’s longest serving
deaf school directors, has announced his retirement
from his position at Western Pennsylvania School
for the Deaf. He had been at this position for 22
years and his last day on the job will be
June 30, 2016. Don, who is deaf, said:

not bad for someone who lived the first 4 years of
his life in a few rooms behind a gas station; and
whose high school guidance counselor said – learn
a trade.

He graduated from University of Baltimore, and
was a pitcher on the baseball team. Yes, he pitched
against Gallaudet University in 1971, and beat
Gallaudet!

 

 

— a comment by Tom Harkin

Former Iowa senator Tom Harkin made a comment –
that in the past years, many deaf people were
limited to just three jobs – a printer, a
shoemaker, a baker! Times have changed.
DeafDigest has compiled a growing list of
unusual deaf jobs at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

 

 

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DeafDigest – 17 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 17, 2015 morning

— hard of hearing football players need to thank Larry Brown

In 1969, Larry Brown reported to the Washington Redskins
training camp. Vince Lombardi, the head coach, noticed
that Larry was deaf in one ear. Lombardi got permission
from NFL to outfit Brown’s helmet with a hearing aid,
so he can hear the quarterback’s signals and the snap
count. Since then there have been a number of hard of
hearing players with these special helmets. For this
reason they need to thank Brown!

 

 
— horror stories about medical interpreters

For the past several years deaf people in Salem, Oregon
have been complaining about interpreters at medical
facilities. In 2014, Salem Health cancelled its
contract with live interpreting agency and relied
on video remote interpreting (VRI) services. Since
then VRIs were forced on deaf patients that only
wanted live interpreters. These patients were
forced to use family members as interpreters
or to wait many hours for unqualified, but
cheaper, interpreters. Salem Health said
they are trying to improve this interpreting
situation.

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 16 August 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Unbiased Educational Options
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The Sign Language Linguistics lab at the University of Chicago is
looking for native and early-learner ASL signers (before age 5) for a
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Top stories about the deaf:

Something fishy going on at Cochlear Corporation.
Big profits, but dividend cuts and angry
accusations of overpricing.

Gracie Gilmore, a deaf fire cadet with Southend
(Great Britain) fire department, has been
helping with captioning of videos on fire
safety for the deaf.

The Inter-generational Deaf Education Outreach
(Vietnam) spent over one million dollars
on deaf education but is being closed up.
It advocates sign language while parents
support oral education.

Two deaf ballet dancers from different cities
have surfaced in the news – Pierre Geagea,
from Lebanon, is starting up a new performance;
the other one is Simone Botha, South Africa,
who is involved with a dance troupe, again
with a new performance.

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CLERK HAPPY TO SEE SAME DEAF CUSTOMER EVERY DAY
At a store, the clerk is very happy to see the
same deaf customer every day.
Are they both great friends? Not, really, as there
is another reason.
This clerk is a ASL-student at a community college
and he wants to practice his ASL with that deaf
customer

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Bill Murray’s strangest deaf hire

http://deafdigest.com/comedian-bill-murray-deaf-hire/

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DEAF GRAB WRONG COFFEE AT STARBUCKS
A deaf person goes to Starbucks every morning for his
cup of coffee.
One morning, there was a mix-up. The deaf person
grabbed his wrong cup of coffee.
He ordered Pike Place coffee. He saw the coffee person
say “Mike” and the deaf person thought it was “Pike”.
Mike, a hearing man, ordered his coffee and the coffee
person, wrote down Mike on the coffee cup and shouted
Mike.
Very embarrassing!

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Deaf Smith climbed on that tree

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Deaf Twilight Zone

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Lip Reading nightmare

A coworker asked me the sign for this word

I asked her if she means guess or cats

She meant cats

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Deaf Book of the Week

A Silent Minority

Deaf Education in Spain, 1550-1835

Susan Plann

University of California Press, 1997

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-a-silent-minority/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– intelligence agent

this website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Gallaudet has three presidential candidates. All
three are women. Whoever the board selects will become
the first woman ever to serve as Gallaudet president.
Correct?

A. No! Elizabeth Ann Zinser became the 7th president of
Gallaudet in 1988. She only lasted few days because of
the Deaf President Now protests. Not able to take
over the president’s office on campus, she ran
the university for these few days from a hotel
suite!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Shopping

Stores often do not leave aisles open enough for me

I am guessing that this is not only difficult for me
but also for parents with children in strollers or

Let’s design our environments in a way that works for

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

May the best Gallaudet presidential finalist win!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1903 – a sensational hearing aid has been invented;
“one-piece” instrument that has a receiver, a battery
and an ear piece, that can be carried in a shirt pocket,
and taken out upon need.

Of course, this new product did not succeed in the
market place.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

90

deaf truck drivers making a living in Canada

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Chapman – Conner Svetly, jr, football
http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/fball/2014-15/bios/svetly_conner_t1n2

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Adam Evans, England, MMA fighter

he is deaf but profile below does not mention it
http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/30030-adam-evans

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DeafSports Library:

2015 US Deaf Golf Association hall of fame inductees
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The Sign Language Linguistics lab at the University of Chicago is
looking for native and early-learner ASL signers (before age 5) for a
short 30-min online study on prosody & sentence meaning in ASL.
Participants will be paid $15.00. Please logon and take the
experiment if you can; we would be very grateful for your help.
Please use Google Chrome as your browser when doing the experiment;
it works best. If you tell other ASL signers about the experiment,
they complete it, and name you as the referral, you will receive $5
extra.

The link is: jsfalk.com/experiment
username: asl
password: experiment

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Merle Foley,
a long time printing teacher at Maryland SD,
that departed us. Said a former student:

I was in his printing class and he knew I hated
printing. I would rather take Carpentry class.
Merle always told me to try to like printing.
Merle always told me to try to like printing.
Besides teaching he was a good storyteller.
Everyone enjoyed his stories. I never saw
him get angry with us. He loved his students.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf has
announced that all interpreter evaluation
tests are being suspended for the time being.
Reason is to make sure criteria and credentialing
are made workable. Good news or bad news?
Probably bad news because we may be stuck
with uncertified interpreters!

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland has sent a
request to all hotels to have them better
accommodate the needs of deaf guests.

The DeKalb Regional Crisis Center reached
agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office
for the Northern District of Georgia
regarding ADA violation – refusing to
provide interpreters for the deaf.
In addition to promising better services,
the center had to pay $60,000 to the
deaf complainant for damages.

At Wakayama-shi in western Japan, a group
of deaf-blind were taught how to protect
themselves in case of fire at their homes.

The Colorado Springs City Council hosted an
open forum regarding Comcast cable issues.
One concern was puzzling – a person from
the independence living center was worried
that Comcast may stop captions. Comcast
cannot stop captions lest they would be
in violation of ADA – yet it surfaced
as a worry!

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DEAF LAST MINUTE – NOW AND PAST
In the past, Deaf Last Minute means
looking for ASL interpreter at last minute.
Today’s last minute is different – looking
for a CART person at the last minute.
No difference – last minute means very expensive
to pay interpreter or CART person!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-last-minute-2/

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A picture of a deaf baseball player in Ted Williams’ uniform

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/08/02/deaf-or-not-old-orchard-beach-surge-player-has-big-league-dreams/

Lonborg and Lou Merloni and other players on Thursday, Aug. 27
at the 22nd annual Abbot Financial Management Oldtime Baseball Game
at St. Peter’s Field on Sherman Street in North Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Pre-game ceremonies begin at 7 p.m., and admission is free.

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BOSS INTO EXCITED CONVERSATION IN FRONT OF DEAF
Always scary and nervous for a deaf employee
when a boss has a very excited conversation
with other hearing employees. He talks and
moves his hands up and down wildly in
front of the deaf eyes.
The deaf person does not know what the boss
is talking about. Is the boss happy or angry?
When the boss goes back to his office,
the deaf employee realizes the boss was
talking about his vacation!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/boss-confuses-deaf/

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Other Federal Laws that are not ADA

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-other-federal-laws-not-ada/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

interpreting for a deaf individual who constantly dozed
throughout the assembly session, and that 90 percent of
hearing people in audience was aware of it.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In order to understand why some mistakes happen in captioning, it is
important to remember that a stenocaptioner does not type words letter by
letter. The captioner strokes whole words and phrases on the steno
machine.

The words in what is called the captioner.s dictionary in a computer-aided
transcription program are matched against those steno strokes to translate
them into English. Erroneous translation can sometimes occur because of
other words entered in a captioner’s dictionary.

A captioner might have meant to write the following sentence:
“As the farmer was preparing to plant his crops, he saw he could move the
row bottom any direction.”

However, because of words entered in the captioner’s dictionary, the
sentence might be displayed like this:

“As the farmer was preparing to plant his crops, he saw he could move the
robot omnidirection.”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being accused by the hearing of ignoring them,
no idea hearing was trying to talk to them and
feeling being ignored!

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

– you write on a piece of paper, telling the
waiter the dish you want, and he walks away

to see a list of past horrors:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-horrors-nightmares-at-restaurants/

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DeafLaw

In the United Kingdom, there is an old law, still
on the books, that if the accused is deaf, he cannot
plead if he does understand the court proceedings!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

August 10th was the day the board of Indiana School for
the Deaf was to select a new superintendent among three
finalists.
Neither one of them was selected. Instead Cindy Lawrence
will run the school as the Interim Superintendent. A new
superintendent search will commence in February 2006.
In a statement released to the deaf community the board
said:

the ISD board interviewed the previously announced candidates
for the Superintendent position. Although the board was
impressed with the qualifications and skills of the three
finalists, the board ultimately concluded that the three
candidates did not meet ISD’s long-term needs.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

If a hearing shoplifter is violently tackled on the ground.
it is not front page news.

But if a deaf shoplifter is violently tackled on the ground,
it becomes international news within few minutes, thanks
to the internet and the video camera. This happened to a
deaf man, accused of shoplifting. He exited a store
in Los Angeles, unaware that the alarm went off and was
violently tackled by the security guard.

This episode has become a hot issue in the Deaf Community,
only because the security people did not know that the
captured person was deaf.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Canada has about 95 deaf truck drivers, yet
trucking companies discriminate against
deaf applicants. They still do not believe
that a deaf person is allowed to have a
driver’s license!

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DeafDigest – 16 August 2015

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DEAF GRAB WRONG COFFEE AT STARBUCKS
A deaf person goes to Starbucks every morning for his
cup of coffee.
One morning, there was a mix-up. The deaf person
grabbed his wrong cup of coffee.
He ordered Pike Place coffee. He saw the coffee person
say “Mike” and the deaf person thought it was “Pike”.
Mike, a hearing man, ordered his coffee and the coffee
person, wrote down Mike on the coffee cup and shouted
Mike.
Very embarrassing!

DeafDigest – 16 August 2015

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CLERK HAPPY TO SEE SAME DEAF CUSTOMER EVERY DAY
At a store, the clerk is very happy to see the
same deaf customer every day.
Are they both great friends? Not, really, as there
is another reason.
This clerk is a ASL-student at a community college
and he wants to practice his ASL with that deaf
customer

DeafDigest – 16 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 16, 2015 morning

 

— a national deaf web site hacked

A national deaf web site was hacked. It was an attempt
by a hacker to tell the public that the deaf web site
plus 22 other web sites that he also hacked hacked
yesterday were not well protected. Which deaf web
site was hacked? It was the Saudi Federation for
the Deaf (Saudi Arabia)! He said he will wait until
the deaf web site is fixed before he would open
access to the public. Blackmail? In a way, yes!

 

 

— a question about online captions

Someone wrote a letter to a newspaper, asking
for advice on online captions. The response
was this:

The location of the caption command varies from
service to service. It may be listed under “options”
or as a graphic in an onscreen toolbar

 

 
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DeafDigest – 15 August 2015

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Always scary and nervous for a deaf employee
when a boss has a very excited conversation
with other hearing employees. He talks and
moves his hands up and down wildly in
front of the deaf eyes.
The deaf person does not know what the boss
is talking about. Is the boss happy or angry?
When the boss goes back to his office,
the deaf employee realizes the boss was
talking about his vacation!

DeafDigest – 15 August 2015

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DeafDigest – 15 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 15, 2015 morning

 

— CDC finally realizes the deaf

DeafDigest mentioned that Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) made no mention of the deaf or
of deafness while distributing a report about the
disabled. Public outcry was so overwhelming that
CDC has admitted they committed a big time blunder!

 
— understanding the blind and mocking the deaf

An angry letter to the editor of a newspaper in
California accused the public of making fun of
deaf people while undrstanding the needs of
the blind. The writer pointed out to “many
cartoons” laughing at the deaf – like
pointing the trumpet to the ear. And also
comments like “fell on deaf ears”, “as
deaf as post”. “tone deaf” ,etc. The
writer is correct.

 
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DeafDigest – 14 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 14, 2015

 

 

 

— fake deaf sports league

At a shopping mall in Fort Myers, Florida, a deaf
man collected donations, saying it was for a
Deaf Sports League. Without thinking, hearing
people donated money. This went on for a few
months until the hearing donors became
suspicious. Knowing nothing about deaf sports,
they investigated and learned about USA Deaf
Sports Federation, the Deaflympics, etc –
but nothing about Deaf Sports League. The deaf
man vanished when he realized the hearing
people got wise to his scam!

 

 

 

— relay calls getting fewer and fewer

There was a newspaper story about Maryland
Relay getting 700 relay calls every day.
700? That many or too few? It is too few
because more deaf people use video relay
to make their calls. Times certainly have
changed.

 
— a tragedy with a deaf EMT

Samantha Agins, age 22 and deaf, was a EMT in New Jersey.
A woman suffered a heart attack, and Samantha gave CPR,
while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. It was the
first time she gave a CPR and she worked hard at it.
She then became sick and collapsed. Her co-workers
thought she was exhausted. But it was was a mini-stroke
that caused her to collapse. Later she had a massive
stroke and then died. Her community is in mourning.

 
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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 14, 2015 morning

 

 

— deaf employee asked to attract deaf applicants

CIA has a deaf employee, identified as Cham (not his real name).
He said CIA has asked him to reach out to the Deaf Community
to get the deaf to apply for jobs at this secretive
agency. Deaf as spies? No, but in a variety of desk
jobs. DeafDigest editor has known of several CIA employees
that were deaf. They, however, were not allowed to
talk about their jobs. Even if some were file clerks,
they still couldn’t talk about it!

 
— a comedian says it is ok to insult people

For years comedians have been insulting people,
hoping to make them laugh at their jokes. This
includes the deaf, and other groups, that have
been insulted. We hate to be insulted because
of our deafness, but comedians don’t care. This
story was written up in a newspar, saying it is
ok to insult!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 13 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 13, 2015

 

— deaf business honored by a national hearing organization

Small Business Revolution (SBR) is an independent national
organization that honors outstanding small businesses. Out
of millions of small businesses the list was narrowed to
100 best small busineses and then down to 10 best. One of
10 is a deaf-owned business – Mozzeria, a deaf-owned
pizza eatery in San Francisco, owned and operated by the
Steins, deaf husband and wife team. Some pictures are at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mozzeria-pizza-tour-of-usa/

 

 

 

— world’s weirdest thief

A mother of a deaf boy stole a young baboon from a zoo
in Skopje, Macedonia. Why? The deaf son loved the
baboon, and the mother felt it would be a perfect
gift for him. The police was able to locate the
missing baboon and have him returned to the zoo.
Two people that helped the mother cut the cage
have been arrested. No word on if the mother is
in trouble.

 
— a school for the deaf with a serious problem

The Volta School for the Deaf has a serious problem.
Located in Hohoe, Ghana, shortage of electricity
has caused the classrooms to go dark at times.
Since deaf children cannot learn in the dark,
school officials are trying to raise funds to
buy a generator, that would power up when
electricity goes down!

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 13 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 13, 2015 morning

 
— deafness not important to a federal agency

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is one
of the most important federal agencies. It protects
USA from health, safety and security threats. And
this agency does not care about the deaf? It
distributed a report about the disabled people
in USA. Not one word about this report mentions
deafness! So, are they saying we are not important?

 

 

 

— water dumped on a person with hearing aid

At the Cache restaurantin Little Rock, Senator Ted Cruz
was eating with Governor Asa Hutchinson. Outside the
restaurant, a group of people were protesting Ted Cruz’s
political beliefs. The angry restaurant employees,
wanting the protesters to go away, poured water on
them from the restaurant balcony. The water was dumped
on a deaf person that was wearing a hearing aid.
Fortunately the hearing aid was not damaged,
but the deaf person plans to file a police report.

 
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DeafDigest – 12 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 12, 2015

 

— pictures and very short bios of three Gallaudet presidential finalists

A newspaper headline today screamed:
Gallaudet’s next president will be a woman. But which one?

http://deafdigest.com/2015-gallaudet-presidential-finalists-photos-short-bio/

 

 

— art director for a newspaper pull-out magazine

Bella Magazine is a pull-out magazine for women and about women; it is
published by the Pensacola (Florida) News Journal. This magazine has
many pictures about women in fashion, styling, life choices, etc.
The art director, responsible for selection and location of
these pictures is Tracee Neese. She is deaf. She does not sign
and relies on lipreading.

 
— reasons hearing need captions

there are five reasons hearing people need captions –

1. noisy room
2. audio disappeared
3. can’t catch whispered conversation
4. helps enjoy sound music
5. catching the weather forecasts when weathermen talk too fast

 

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DeafDigest – 12 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 12, 2015 morning

 

 

— a lucky deaf hiker

A deaf Canadian was hiking up the mountain with a
group of friends. Somewhere on the trail, his
hearing aid fell out. He did not realize it until
he was further along on the trail. He returned back,
looking for his hearing aid, and couldn’t find it.
Two months later another hiker found that hearing
aid and brought it to a hearing aid dealer. Not
only the dealer fixed the lost hearing aid, that
was broken, but was able to track down the owner
to return it!

 
— problems at Cochlear

Cochlear Corporation in Australia having problems
with management? This corporation is making so
much money, as much as a 60 percent increase in
profits. But this company is cutting dividends.
And critics are complaining that Cochlear is
overcharging people for its implants. And
it was only last week when it was learned this
company experimented its implants on animals.
Problems in paradise?

 

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DeafDigest – 11 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 11, 2015

 
— Spoken English not permitted at a national conference

It was learned that at the Registry of Interpreters for the
Deaf conference, a motion was passed to make ASL as the official
language during these national and regional conferences.
Something is going on – yesterday it was announced that
interpreter exams are being suspended for the time being.
And now this. What next tomorrow that will shock us?

 

 

— the three Gallaudet presidential finalists

 
These are:

* Roberta Cordano
* Pamela Lloyd-Ogoke
* Annette Reichman

 
May the best finalist win.

 

 

— a star-studded group

The “Spring Awakening” deaf play to be performed
on the Broadway will feature a star-studded cast –
Russell Harvard (deaf), Marlee Matlin (deaf),
Patrick Page (hearing), Camryn Manheim (hearing),
and some others. DeafDigest does not recall such
a deaf play in the past that has featured these
prominent hearing actors that will act together
with a past Oscar winner. Camryn is interesting
as she was an interpreter and a social worker
with the deaf before becoming a full time
actor. Will she use ASL on the stage or voice
it out herself? Oh, by the way, it is not
the first time that a deaf play is being
shown on Broadway. Both Gallaudet and NTID
had their plays featured in the past.

 

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DeafDigest – 11 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 11, 2015 morning

 

 

— a struggle while watching a captioned/subtitled movie

When deaf people watch movies that are captioned/subtitled,
there is often a struggle. To watch the captions and ignore
the picture. Or to watch the picture and ignore the
captions? This was the comment made by an experienced
deaf movie viewer. Eventually he learned to “split his eyes”
by half-watching the captions, half-watching the picture!

 
— closing of a school program

The Inter-generational Deaf Education Outreach spent
over millions of dollars in establishing a deaf
education program. Yet, it is now being closed
up, and considered a failure. Why? The parents
wanted their children taught orally and not
taught in sign language! It is not in USA,
but in Vietnam.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 10 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 10, 2015

 
— NAD supports the word deaf, not Deaf

Is a deaf person called deaf or is he called Deaf? For years
people with strong sense of deaf identity have always called
themselves Deaf. Other deaf people don’t care and just call
themselves deaf. Columnist Allan Metcalf, not deaf, wrote
an article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, saying
that the National Association of the Deaf and the World
Federation of the Deaf support the word – deaf!

 

 
— trying to lipread during a town council meeting

Angela Flood, who is deaf, tries to lipread during
Yamhill County (Oregon) council meetings. She does
not get along with County Commissioner Mary Starrett,
as they have squabbled a lot on just about everything
during these meetings. During one recent meeting,
Starrett deliberately covered her mouth while
discussing an issue. That incident became the story
in the county newspapers. Asked why would she do
that, Starrett refused to comment.

 

 

 

— ADA is not a law that gives us accessibility

We have been celebrating the 25th anniversary of
the ADA – and for the deaf, it means captions,
interpreters, videos, employment opportunities,
etc. But there is one correction that needs to
be made. ADA is not an accessibility law, though
it seems to be. It is a civil rights law that
is enforcedby the Department of Justice’s
Civil Rights Division! A big difference –
accessibility or civil rights? Not really, just
a matter of describing what is ADA.

 
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DeafDigest – 10 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 10, 2015 morning

 

— sign language class for an auto dealership

The Vantage Auto Group recently sold a car to an
interpreter. The sales people realized that the
interpreter is valued in the Deaf Community,
and they decided they should be learning some
sign language in case some deaf customers
come in, looking for cars. So far, the
dealership has had some series of sign
language classes.

 
— helping the fire department create sign language videos

Gracie Gilmore, who is deaf, is a fire cadet with the
Southend (Great Britain) fire department. Through
her, the fire dpeartment realized they needed to
create fire safety videos (fire alarms, fire
escapes, safe ktichen cooking, and other fire
safety rules. Gracie was only too glad to help
create the videos.

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

8/09/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 09 August 2015

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http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Must have beer
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-must-have-beer/

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-deaf-captions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/waiter-surprise-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hidden-deaf-names/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-opportunities/

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The Sign Language Linguistics lab at the University of
Chicago is looking for native and early-learner ASL signers
(learned ASL before age 5) for a short 30-min online study
on facial expression & sentence meaning in ASL.

Participants will be paid $5.00. Please logon and take
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your help.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Southern Bank of Tennessee, Lebanon, TN,
has hired Wanda Wilson, a Coda, fluent
in ASL as their banking officer. The
bank hopes it will attract deaf clients.

Evelyn Glennie, a British deaf woman, is the world’s best percussionist. She said, in fact, that she is the only full time percussionist in the world!

Kansas Association of the Deaf is pushing
for  Medicaid coverage for ASL therapy for deaf children and ASL training for their parents.

The Carnival Corp reached agreement with
the Justice Department to make sure
deaf passengers are being accommodated.

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A TRICK WE HATE
At the recent Gallaudet reunion, there were many
old graduates that would greet old friends. Faces
have changed, some have become fat, some have
grown beard, etc.
Many of them have name tags, but some of them
play tricks. When they see an old classmate,
they would hide their name on their name tag. It
makes it harder to recognize these faces because
of their hidden names.
This is a trick DeafDigest editor hates!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hidden-deaf-names/

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Deaf goals with government employment

http://deafdigest.com/2013-2015-deaf-government-goals/

are these goals being accomplished yet?

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEAF TODAY
We have many deaf physicians, deaf attorneys,
deaf engineers, etc.
In the past there were just a few of these deaf
people in these fields.
Why?  Years ago if a deaf person dreamed of
becoming an attorney or a doctor or an engineer,
people would tell them – forget it!
Today, if a deaf person dreams of these
jobs, he is encouraged.
Times have changed.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-opportunities/

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What is Deaf Standard of Living?

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-standard-of-living/

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LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

a deaf character in a comic book movie

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafcomedy/

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Seniors of America

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-seniors-of-america/

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Lip Reading nightmare

I thought a friend said:
I am getting Fish Hair

She actually said:
I am getting Fresh Air

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Deaf Book of the Week

ASL – Shattering the Myth

book title is self explanatory; the contributing writers have always been controversial; published 1998

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-asl-shattering-the-myth/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– hotel owner

this website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do former oral students become anti-oral?

A. They didn’t like being forced to learn how to
speak especially when they have never really
mastered it!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Interpreters and DeafBlind people

I need interpreter services more often than Deaf people.

Even in Deaf related events, I still need one to one access.

That is the only communication that is effective for me to participate.

My frustration is that once I find good interpreters to work with, they find greener pastures.

There are lots of opportunities for Deaf interpreters everywhere, but living in a rural state there are limits.

I need to find ways to keep interpreters here in our Green Mountains!

At the RID conference there will be discussions about Pro Bono interpreting work with DeafBlind and earn CEUs for this. Let’s work together to ensure that DeafBlind Community members can continue to be part of the fabric of the larger Deaf Community!

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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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that Cochlear Corporation (Australia) would stop experimenting
implants on animals, as it is animal cruelty!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1860

first newspaper for the deaf was published; it was
called Deaf-Mutes Journal

(the word mute would not have been used nowadays)

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

400

deaf individuals in Massachusetts that have
been called for jury duty only to be excused
because of their deafness and of interpreting
issues. This will change.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Danton Hyman

he will be playing baseball as a freshman for Newberry College

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Alex Hickey, Australian Rules football, Geelong Falcons junior team

his most recent posting is:
http://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/2014-01-17/hickey-signs-with-vfl-team

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DeafSports Library:

Midwest Deaf Golf results and pictures

http://deafdigest.com/2015-midwest-deaf-golf-association-tournament-results/

also, top deaf putters in a special contest in that tournament:

1st Place – Mickey Helmick, NY
2nd Place – Telly Surber, KS
3rd Place – Mike Maxwell, WI
4th Place – Tim Anderson, MN
5th Place – Bob Dramin, IL
6th Place – Charles Schwan, IN

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 09 August 2015

DeafDigest Blue – August 9, 2015

Blue Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-hearing-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-towns-and-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/marthas-vineyard-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/describing-the-deaf/

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The Sign Language Linguistics lab at the University of Chicago is looking for native and early-learner ASL signers (learned ASL before age 5) for a short 30-min online study on facial expression & sentence meaning in ASL.

Participants will be paid $5.00. Please logon and take the experiment if you can; we would be very grateful for your help.

Please use Google Chrome as your browser when doing the experiment; it works best.

The link is: http://jsfalk.com/experiment
username: asl
password: experiment

Thank you in advance and contact us if you have problems at mailto:jsfalk@uchicago.edu

Diane Brentari & Joshua Falk

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Evelyn Gamsu,
a lifelong resident of New York, that departed us.
Not well known nationally, she was pretty much
well known in the New York Deaf Community. A
proud graduate of 47 School for the Deaf, she
served the alumni association in many different
capacities. And most important of all, when the
City Board of Education threatened to either
close down the school or to drastically change
the way the school operates, she rallied the
alumni to the cause – rallies, letters, petitions,
public hearings, etc. And while the school changed,
the “damage” was minimal.

Thank you, Evelyn!

……………………………………….

Top stories about the deaf:

The Utah School for the Deaf and Blind has terminated
its working relationship with the Sound Beginnings program at Utah State University much to the anger of
parents of the deaf.

Artwork by deaf artist Misleidys Castillo, consisting
of tempura paintings, is being put up for exhibition
as part of Permanent Collection at the Broward County Main Library in Florida.

A Volusia County sheriff’s deputy (Florida) was
accused of shooting and killing a deaf man because he talked too loud!

The Grand Rapids Public Schools (Michigan) is planning
to layoff two staff audiologists, but parents of the
deaf are fighting it.

Deaf leaders in Great Britain have accused TV
people of not fully including the deaf when
programs about the disabled are being aired.

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LIBRARY AT MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Many of us know that there were many generations of
deaf people that lived on Martha’s Vineyard. And that hearing
people in the town used sign language to communicate with
the deaf.
A deaf group took a tour and stopped at the library at
Martha’s Vineyard to see if there were any ancestors
in their family trees.
The librarian showed them the birth-and-death book.
Those that were deaf were marked as “deaf.”
If a deaf person wants to do research, it is a tough
job because the library did not have deaf genealogical
files in the computer.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/marthas-vineyard-deaf/

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RIT/NTID receives $4 million boost for deaf, hard-of-hearing education

more information with a picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-ntid-deaf-national-science-foundation-pledge/

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HARD TO DESCRIBE DEAFNESS
In the past, a deaf person would just describe his deafness
in just one word – deaf. He would just say “I am deaf.”
Times have changed. Today, a deaf person would not say
he is deaf. He would say something like – I am hard of hearing
with 56 dB loss in my left ear, and I am profoundly deaf with
95 dB loss in my right ear.
Why make it so complicated? Just one word – deaf, is
enough.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/describing-the-deaf/

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Deaf Park

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-park/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

upon seeing an interpreter for the first time at a
family event, the family grandmother gushed “wow, it is
like seeing my deaf grandson as a real person.”

Said the angry interpreter:

some hearing people have pea brains

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Many people have been commenting on the poor quality of the captioning for the Republican debate this week. One writer even said that it appeared that “a wayward cat had wandered in and decided to take a nap on the keyboard.”

A number of issues could have caused the problems with the captioning for this event, but it was not an issue with the actual person doing the captioning. The captioning feed was basically filled with gibberish rather than the words that the captioner was actually outputting from the computer.

A glitch occurred somewhere in the transmission of the captions. Issues like this can occur when there is a problem with a closed captioning encoder at the television station or if there is a problem with the communication over the telephone lines.

What many people do not realize is that much of the closed captioning in the U.S. is still being done over old copper telephone lines. As telephone companies upgrade their infrastructure and the older telephone lines are no longer available, some captioners find they cannot work for some television stations because those stations are still using encoders that cannot properly receive information over the newer telephone lines.

Television stations need to upgrade their encoders to work with the newer telephone lines or the Internet.

In a situation like what happened with the debate, sometimes resetting the encoder will solve the problem. Sometimes the problem is more difficult to solve, and a different input source has to be used. There are a number of places during the transmission process where the glitch could have taken place.

No matter what the issue was, what is truly a shame is that many people were not able to understand what went on during the debate.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked:

do you know my deaf grandmother?

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

you enter a restaurant without reservations; see a lot of
empty tables but the hostess’ lips are unreadable

to see a list of past horrors:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-horrors-nightmares-at-restaurants/

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DeafLaw

Police brutality lawsuit filed by a deaf victim in Framingham, MA has resulted in $150,000 payment
by the city.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Ebay has put up for sale, an unique poster of
SuperGirl which is said to be the only comic book page
that includes ASL, TTY and decoder in it.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Newfoundland School for the Deaf has
been closed by the province government.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf teacher, at a school for the deaf, with fairly
understandable speech skills, recently gave a
speech – without an interpreter – at a public event.

The audience had a hard time understanding him and as a
result, there was no reaction from them.

What did the teacher say?

I have to be careful with how I talk, because if I talk
too fast people cannot understand me. People ask me to repeat, but I don’t mind repeating, because I have my
speech

DeafDigest wonders – why not just use an interpreter?

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DeafDigest – 09 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 9, 2015 morning

 

— Geeta’s seven claims

Geeta, the deaf woman, was stuck in Pakistan for
13 years after straying over the India-Pakistan
border by accident. Pakistan wants to return her
to India. And India wants to take her back – but
who is her real family. So far, several families
in India are saying she belongs to them. To
date, Geeta has rejected all of them, saying she
doesn’t remember them!

 

— a deaf-blind man in an amazing sport

John Nicoll, Ballymoney, Wales, is deaf-blind
and relies on interpreter to help him get around.
It did not prevent him from winning the national
(hearing) deaf-blind archery championship! While
the blind archers need voices to help direct
them during the championship, it is different
for a deaf-blind competitor.

 

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DeafDigest – 09 August 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf opportunities” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-opportunities.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

 

DeafDigest – 09 August 2015

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DeafDigest – 08 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 8, 2015 morning

 

 

— Tolstoy’s weird comment about the deaf

Tolstoy is one of the world’s most famous authors (1828-1910).
He wrote two books that are considrered one of the world’s
best – War and Peace; Anna Karenina. He made a comment
about the deaf – that is weird. He said that deaf
people tend to answer questions that no one asked them.
Don’t know what led him to be making that comment!

 
— Seattle or Pittsburgh

Which do you prefer – Seattle or Pittsburgh, these two
grand American cities. This question is being put up for
vote to host the 2019 Deaf Seniors USA Conference.
The 2017 event is in Houston.

 
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DeafDigest – 08 August 2015

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DeafDigest – 07 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 7, 2015

— native and early-learner ASL signers wanted

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-sign-language-linguistics-lab/

 

 

— more about captions on one airline

The Emirates Airline is owned by Dubai government.
It became the first one to offer captions for
the deaf. And while other airlines have caught up
with captions, Emirates offers captions on
new films, not just “old” films! This is something
that many captioning providers don’t. How many
current movies with captions does Emirates show?
About 50 movies!

 

 
— our deaf entertainers

coming up real soon is a grand performance of deaf
entertainers. You can watch it soon via
live streaming. More information at:

http://deafdigest.com/2015-live-streaming-of-deaf-entertainers/

 

 

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DeafDigest – 07 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 7, 2015 morning

 

— a big embarrassment for New York’s Finest

For years the police force of New York City hasa
always been called New York’s Finest. Right not
it is suffering a huge embarrassment. Four years
ago, a deaf woman was arrested, handcuffed and
held in police custody for two days without
knowing what was going on. She has filed
a false arrest lawsuit. Yesterday the New York
judge said the lawsuit can go ahead.

 
— deaf ballplayer wearing the uniform of a famous ballplayer

Click on it to see the picture:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-baseball-player-wearing-famous-uniform/

The caption in the picture explains it all

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 06 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 6, 2015

 
— a communications trick with a deaf tricycle taxi driver

A deaf deaf tricycle taxi driver, picking up passengers,
has a special communications trick. To see what the
trick is, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-bicycle-taxi/

 

 

— missing a lot without ASL auto salesperson

You are ready to buy a car; practically all auto
dealerships do not have a ASL person that
can communicate with you. You’re probably missing
out on a lot – the general auto market, the new
car options, the different financing options,
types of warranties and extended warranties.
This was what a deaf person said after visiting
a new car dealership in Kansas that has two
Coda salespeople, both fluent in ASL.

 
— a Derrick Coleman story that we didn’t know about

Derrick Coleman plays for the Seattle Seahawks.
He is working hard to survive the roster cuts
this summer to make the team. He shared a story –
that with friends on a boat, in a horseplay,
they threw him into the lake. Derrick was wearing
two hearing aids. The friends knew he was deaf
but didn’t realize his two hearing aids!
Derrick, by the way, was a good sport and
wasn’t angry!

 

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DeafDigest – 06 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 6, 2015 morning

 

— a tragedy in Uganda

According to the Ugandan National Association of the Deaf,
95 percent of deaf Ugandans cannot read their names,
nor count up to 10. Why? Education of the deaf is not
a priority with the government. A tragedy there.

 
— communications with Census & EEOC

The Census Bureau and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
will be offering deaf video services to allow the deaf to
communicate with either agency. In due time more agencies
are expected to establish video communications. The
first one was the FCC.

 
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DeafDigest – 05 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 5, 2015

 

— heartbreak for a small town

Norton, VA is a very small town (less than 4,000 people)
in a remote part of Virginia. For the past 25 years,
the biggest employer in the town was Virginia Relay
Center. Not any more. This relay center has closed up
for good, costing these employees their jobs.
It didn’t matter that this relay center received
the best grades among all other relay centers,
this place is closed. Hopefully these people
that have lost their jobs will find another
jobs in the area.

 
— CI’s were removed for a reason

An acquaintance told DeafDigest editor that
in his home state, five implanted deaf people
went to their doctors to have CI’s removed.
Why? Because CI caused them migrane headaches!
And they said headaches disappeared when their
CI’s were removed.

 

— interpreter objects to “hearing impaired”

An interpreter wrote a letter to a newspaper
editor, saying “hearing impaired” was a phrase
invented by the hearing to describe the deaf,
and that it is an insult to the deaf. A more
proper phrase would be “hearing loss” or
even a simpler one – deaf!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 05 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 5, 2015 morning

 

— late-deafened police officer loses his job

Bruce Shields, a long time police officer with
the police department at Reading, Berkshire,
in Great Britain, lost his job. Reason was
his late deafness. His supervisor said that
he has problems telling the difference between
“shoot” and “don’t shoot”. He has filed
an appeal.

 
— a French-speaking deaf woman

A deaf woman was chatting with her doctor.
He asked if she was born in France. She
said she was born in South Carolina,
and does not know the French language.
The doctor heard her accent, and thought
it was a French accent. He then realized
the woman was deaf, with “perfect” speech.
How would a deaf woman from South Carolina
speak like a French woman?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 4, 2015

 

— a cover of a comic book shows a CI

You may love the comic book or you may hate it.
CI works for some deaf people. CI also does not
work for some other deaf people. DeafDigest
is neutral. Anyway do look at the comic
book cover page:

http://deafdigest.com/ci-deaf-comic-book/

 

 

— a future deaf dentist in a surprise country

Nada Al Sayed Sami Gaballah, a fourth-year dental
student, is deaf. She is a dental student at
Future University Cairo. She comes from
United Arab Emirates. It is a surprise
because Middle East nations do not encourage
the deaf to reach out to these high goals. She
overcame discrimination by achieving top grades
in all of her classes. Hopefully she will establish
a successful practice in whatever nation she
decides to settle in.

 
— a tale of five deaf students in a small town

A deaf man came from a small town of less than
800 people. This town had five deaf kids that
attended a day school for the deaf in a nearby
bigger city. Even while living in the small
town, these five deaf students never mingled
with each other socially! Only one of them
was an athlete, played high school football,
went to college and also played in a college
sport. What about four others? No one knows
where they are right now. It is sad.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 4, 2015 morning

 

 

— 11 brothers and sisters

Yesterday’s DeafDigest mentioned Geeta, the deaf woman
was trapped in Pakistan for 13 years, after straying from
her home in India. It was learned that she has 11
brothers and sisters in her family in India. Is it
possible that her parents did not want to bother
looking for her because of her deafness and also
because they have 11 other children to worry about?
If so, what a shame!

 

 

— already 2000 media images for deaf filmmakers

we have many deaf amateur filmmakers; whether they can
make videos that are marketable is another matter.
Anyway one British company has come up with 2,000 video
images to help deaf filmmakers anywhere in the world
to communicate with the hearing professionals in the
media world. Not sure exactly how is this going to
work, but DeafDigest editor is no filmmaker.

 
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DeafDigest – 03 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 3, 2015

 

— after 15 years stuck in Pakistan, deaf woman may come home

Geeta, a deaf girl from India, somehow strayed into Pakistan
and the authorities would not allow her to return home.
After being stuck for 15 years, the Indian High Commissioner
is now working with Ansar Burney, a Pakistan human rights
activist to have this deaf now-woman returned to her homeland.
Why was this allowed to happen, no one is admitting to anything,
but at least both nations are negotiating to allow her to
come home. It is a tragedy, 15 years of her life wasted in
limbo.

 

— London’s first deaf paramedic

There are many deaf people that want to become
paramedics, even in USA, but there is so much
resistance among medical emergency personnel
that they have been forced to give up their
dreams. Not that so in London, at least in the
case of a deaf man, whow is now with the
London Air Ambulance. His name is not known
but he was shown in a video, describing his
job in British Sign Language, which was
not captioned! He was wearing a paramedic
uniform and standing in front of a
helicopter.

 

 

— Ignoring “America’s Next Top Model” TV program

Marie-Agnes Parmentier, a marketing professor at
University of Montreal, did a research, wanting to
know if the TV program – America’s Next Top Model
is popular. According to her survey, it is losing
popularity. Why is DeafDigest mentioning it?
Because one of the contestants – Nyle DiMarco
is deaf. Can he bring in the audience? This is
what the producers are hoping!

 
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DeafDigest – 03 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 3, 2015 morning

 

 

— a scandal with the CI testing

An organization serving the deaf in Australia is
saying that Cochlear Corporation uses animals
to test its new CI models. What did Cochlar
Corporation have to say about it? Just one
word – silence! The corporation spokesperson
is not saying anything about this alleged
animal cruelty.

 
— 400 is the average in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing is working with the state
to provide interpreters for the deaf that
are called for jury duty. According to
Heidi Reed, the deaf agency commissioner,
appromximately 400 deaf people have been
called each year for jury duty only to
be excused. Not any more in the near
future.

 
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Power groups
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This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
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Top stories about the deaf:

The Justice Department is investigating how the
“next door” Arlington County (Virginia) treats its’
deaf prisoners.

The Embassy of Finland has donated funds to help
support the Namibia National Association of the Deaf.

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
will be reviewing the interpreting standards for
interpreters in the state

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has
filed a lawsuit against FedEx Ground for
discriminating against two deaf employees.
FedEx Ground is separate from FedEx Express, FedEx Office, FedEx Freight, FedEx Custom Critical, FedEx Trade Networks, FedEx Supply Chain, or FedEx TechConnect. Confusing? Yes!

The Education Week publication ran a piece saying
that closed captioning helps improve students’
reading skills. It was talking about the
hearing, but the same goes for the deaf.

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AMERICAN REMOTES AND EUROPEN REMOTES
In USA, the Philips and LG TV set remotes have
CC, either on the remote or on the TV menu screen.
It is different in Europe – no CC on remotes and
also on the menus.
Very frustrating for deaf travelers.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-deaf-captions/

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A SURPRISE BRUSSELS WAITER
DeafDigest editor and his wife was sitting at a
cafe in Brussels, Belgium, and ordered coffee.
The waiter signed “thank you” in ASL. It
was a surprise.
The waiter said he has served many deaf Americans
and learned a few signs from them!

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in on July 1st.
Law-abiding parents will strive to train their children, both deaf
and hearing, to pay their teachers with utmost respect. Children are
always forgetful until prompted; forgetful hearing children will hear
“sir” or “madam” from their classmates and quickly get the hint. Not
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artist & entertainer

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Lip Reading nightmare

You thought a friend said:
I went to Jamaica

He actually said:
I went to shoemaker

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Deaf Book of the Week

An Intellectual Look at ASL

this book challenges all aspects of ASL; written by Tom Bertling; year 2001

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– ice cream vendor

this website is growing every weekend:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-unusual-jobs/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why is it so hard for any country to pass their own
“ADA” laws?

A. Politics, politics and politics.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

In the DeafDigest midweek edition 7/31/15 a blurb stated “a businessman is thinking of the deaf”

It discussed where menus that are placed on a wall are hard to point out our choices.  That reminded me of an experience!

I went to a seafood festival at a beach in NH with a SSP who is Deaf.

The menus were high above and the environment was too noisy to communicate with no paper or pen available.

My SSP grabbed my white cane and pointed to the choice I wanted!

The cane wins again, it is an excellent tool for the future eats!

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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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

DeafDigest was told that deaf organizations are
fighting each other, after some peaceful moments.

Wish is that all deaf organizations stop fighting
each other!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1822 – Beethoven completed the world’s
best music while he was old, deaf and cut off from the world

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

Interesting set of stats re a deaf school’s
the Parent Infant Child Program –

400 home visits per month

24,500 miles per month

1,000 individual contacts per month

5 member staff

could it be 61.5 miles per visit?

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Alyssa Greymont, after swimming for two years for
junior college Gavilan College, will be swimming as
a junior with San Jose State University

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Skip Flanagan, independent league baseball

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/08/02/deaf-or-not-old-orchard-beach-surge-player-has-big-league-dreams/

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DeafSports Library:

a deaf player in pro football without helmet

http://deafdigest.com/bilbo-monaghan-deaf-pro-football-player-no-helmet/

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 02 August 2015

DeafDigest Blue – August 2, 2015

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-flunk-out/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/amsterdam-deaf-free/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-hearing-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-towns-and-deaf/

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Hortense H. Auerbach,
a long time Washington, DC area resident, that departed
us. She was known as Horty, was a long time member of
the Gallaudet faculty, with the Tutorial Center,
helping struggling students with their academic problems.
She also was the consummate volunteer, helping many
deaf community and civic organizations.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Telecommunications Industry Association has worked
with Gallaudet University to establish wireless
communications standards.

In the Philippines, a bill has been introduced to
mandate captions on all broadcast TV programs.

University of Toledo will be offering a degree major
in Disability Studies. How much of the deaf and of
the deafness are included in this new major, DeafDigest
does not know.

Uber, which has offered employment opportunities
for deaf drivers, is also doing the same for the
deaf in Kenya!

Lexie Perry, who is deaf, will be representing
Chattanooga in the  2016 Miss Tennessee Pageant.
The winner of this state pageant will go on to
the nationals.

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KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE HATED HEARING EMPLOYEE
You are deaf and you don’t get along with a hearing
employee.
No one tells you that this hearing employee is unhappy
and has been looking for a new job.
He finally found a new job. On his last day with the
old job, he goes out with other hearing employees for
a “new job celebration.”
No one tells you about it until you don’t see him anymore
at his desk!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-hearing-employee/

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2017 Deaf Seniors of America
April 2-9, 2017
Houston, TX

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2017-deaf-seniors-convention/

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DEAF LONELY IN A SMALL TOWN
We have many deaf people that live in small towns.
They are lonely. Their friends are hundreds of miles
away. There are no deaf clubs, no deaf groups, etc.
They complain they are lonely. DeafDigest wonders
why they live in small towns?
Possibly because of jobs or family.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-towns-and-deaf/

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2015 RID National Conference
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Aug 8-12, 2015
New Orleans, LA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-rid-convention/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being constantly asked this question –

“do deaf people all over the world use the same
sign language?”

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Training for a new certification from the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has been taking place this week at the Annual Convention and Expo in New York City.

The Board of Directors recently approved combining two types of certifications into a single one known as the Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC). The previous certifications included the Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC) and Certified CART Provider (CCP). All current CBCs and CCPs will have their new CRC certification by January 1, 2016.

NCRA plans to provide training in realtime captioning and educate the public on the benefits of this new certification.

Candidates will be required to attend a captioning workshop that includes a written exam and a skills exam.

NCRA continues to advocate for increasing the quality of broadcast captioning and improving captioning practices.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being told:

my grandfather is deaf but won’t admit it

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user,
etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

you are asked if you want ketchup, but lips impossible to read

to see a list of past horrors:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-horrors-nightmares-at-restaurants/

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DeafLaw

Great Britain passed the Disability Act in 1995
which was pre-patterned after our ADA (enacted
five years later). Despite these set of
regulations designed to give first class
citizenship rights for the deaf and the
disabled, critics are saying this law is
a failure!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Max Sallop,
Revere, MA, who departed us last week.
A naysayer may say that a deaf man cannot drive
an ice cream truck because of the need to hear
neighborhood children screaming for the truck to stop.
Max had been a long time testimony to how wrong these
naysayers are.
Selling ice cream provided Max with a comfortable
lifestyle while providing for his family. And going
one up, he even mentored hearing hirees on the nuances
of ice cream vending!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

President Obama signs a bill that intends to increase
employment for the disabled, the deaf included within
a 5-year span.

The targeted goal is 100,000 disabled and deaf people added
to employment ranks.

editor’s note: was this bill successful?

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

why is it that the ASL-spouse, well known for anti-oral views, marries an oral-spouse?

Love conquers all?

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DeafDigest – 02 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 2, 2015 morning

— another use of cane for the deaf-blind

A special cane is very important for the deaf-blind;
it helps that person navigate way around on the
sidewalks and grounds. Yet, there is another surprising
use of the cane. A deaf-blind person went to a fast
food place with his Support Service Provider (SSP).
This person, helping the deaf-blind, was also deaf,
and was not able to finger-point on the wall the
choice order. Instead, the SSP borrowed the cane
cane to touch the wall on the item that was the
choice. It worked!

 

— a deaf person creates a career that was never a career

Evelyn Glennie, a British deaf woman, is the world’s
best percussionist. In fact, she is the only full time
percussionist in the world. She said:

Percussionists have to create their own opportunities.
I’ve been driven by wanting to be a solo percussionist,
because that career did not exist before

Percussion is a form of music played with different
kinds of stuff that is not guitar, violin, piano, etc.

 

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

7/26/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 02 August 2015

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DeafDigest – 02 August 2015

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DeafDigest – 01 August 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 1, 2015 morning

— deaf boy born without skull wants to play football

Alex Spraggins was born in China, and left for dead
because he was missing a skull. He was adopted by
the Spraggins family in Georgia, and sent to
Georgia School for the Deaf. He is now 13 and his
dream is to play on the school football team.
He had an operation at Children’s Healthcare of
Atlanta to fill up his skull with grafted bone.
Will he still be able to play football? The
doctors said it is a definite possibility!

 

— small town banker knows ASL

Southern Bank of Tennessee is located in
Lebanon, Tennessee. This small town
is maybe a half hour drive from
Nashville. This bank hired Wanda
Wilson, a Coda that is fluent in ASL.
Her career has always been in the banking
profession. Her goal is to help deaf
clients with their banking needs. It
is not common for small town merchants
to know ASL, and in that case, these
deaf residents are fortunate.

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

7/26/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 01 August 2015

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DeafDigest – 01 August 2015

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