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DeafDigest – 30 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 30, 2015

 

— a picture of what ADA is really all about

What is ADA? Just look at the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/ada-a-picture/

 

 

— Yahoo committed to Closed Captioning

Yahoo was once the king of web browsers, but fell on
hard times in recent years. Yahoo is trying to come back
and become the leader among top web browers. A big
Yahoo project right now is Closed Captioning. This
project is being developed in a video lab in Boston.
Said one of the Yahoo engineers:

it’s been especially hard to duplicate television’s success
with broadcast TV because Internet video is so complex

This comment is true because another closed captioning
veteran left this field few years ago, telling DeafDigest
editor that there has been so many changes with the
technology that he just couldn’t keep up with it!
And he was considered the best in the closed
captioning field.

 
— a story written by confused reporter

Yesterday, DeafDigest posted a story about the
deaf of Vermont, the state without a school
for the deaf and also without a statewide
center for the deaf and hard of hearing.
It was learned that the reporter, who did
the story was confused. He apparently didn’t
know the difference between deaf and hearing
impaired. And even worse, with people with
wheelchairs he constantly referred to them
as deaf and hard of hearing. Said an
activist:

It is crazy. I’m scratching my head!

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/
9/27/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 30 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 30, 2015 morning

 
— three deaf grievances against hospitals

What are the three deaf grievances against hospitals?

Poor quality of interpreting services; lack of interpreters
(two separate issues); and fuzzy videos

This was what one deaf activist brought up in a posting!

 

 

— what attracted a well known actress to a deaf play

In an interview, actress Camryn Manheim said when she
heard about the Deaf West Theatre production of “Spring
Awakening” she immediately signed up. Why? She was
an interpreter in the past and it was an opportunity
for her to reconnect with the Deaf Community. What
she didn’t mention in the interview was that she’s
been close friends with Marlee Matlin.

 

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

9/27/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 29, 2015

— a deaf Mexican family helped by attorneys to become legal residents

We have many deaf Mexican immigrants in USA. They are trying
to become legal American residents. They have been helped by
attorneys in achieving their legal goals. This task is difficult
because of their problems in learning English, proving to
USA government that they would be persecuted if they
stayed home, etc. Most do not succeed in staying in USA
legally but a few have been successful. One such deaf
Mexican family is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mexican-immigrant-family/

 

 

— British Bill of Rights is bad for deaf

Deaf people in Great Britain is saying that British
Bill of Rights is bad for them! They are saying
it is worse than the Human Rights Act as compared to
Europe’s Human Rights Act. They are saying
the British bill is worse than the European bill.
DeafDigest honestly does not know the difference
between both bills!

 
— the Pope in Philadelphia

When the Pope, at the last minute, decided to stop
and visit Philadelphia, it created problems for
a company that specializes in setting up accessible
seats for the deaf and the disabled. That company
said it normally takes three months to set things
up for the deaf and the disabled. And that they had
to do it a very short notice. If the deaf saw the
Pope but was not able to have visible interpreters,
this is the reason.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/
9/27/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 29, 2015 morning

 

— a thriller of a mystery novel about an interpreter

A book, titled “Deaf Voice: a sign-language interpreter in the court”
is 311 pages thick. It is about a man that became an interpreter
at the age of 43, and was assigned to interpret in a court
case. While interpreting he had a bad flashback that happened
to him when he was 26 years old. What happened to him
while interpreting is the mystery in the book. Want to
buy and read it? Well, it was written in Japanese
language and distributed only in Japan!

 
— a deaf company doing everything

DeafDigest received a press release about a deaf-owned
company that is practically doing everything – interpreting
services, captioning/CART services and video production.
That company is based in the southwest part of USA but
says it does business nationally with a long list
of clients. If this is true, then it is probably
the first – doing everything, because most
companies specialize in one thing, and not in everything.

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

9/27/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 28, 2015

 

 

 

— video relay bothered by 4,000 calls from one person

A man called a relay service 4,000 times. All of these calls
were not deaf-related. The relay provider has filed legal
action against the man. What was so shocking about it? That
this man was not deaf!

 
— confusion in Vermont

Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing closed up last year. No money was
the reason. As a result, the state has no real contacts
with the deaf. No one in the state government knows
what to do with deaf issues – getting interpreters,
providing services, making appropriate referrals, etc.
The only thing going around is total confusion! As a
result the Vermont Association of the Deaf, which is
a volunteer organization, is trying to push legislation
to establish a state-wide deafness task force. The
senate approved it, the house didn’t. The association
is trying again next time.

 

 

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/
9/27/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 28, 2015 morning

 

 

— communicating clearly about the failure to communicate

What is the widely acclaimed play “Spring Awakening”
of deaf & hearing cast on the Broadway is all about?
About the failure to communicate, which is the
play plot – yet these deaf and hearing actors
communicate this fact with the audience! A bit
of an irony here and there.

 

 

— a strange job description

A deaf person, himself a graduate of a Singaporean
university, said he has a job. The title is
full-time professional volunteer. This is strange.
To volunteer is to help, for no pay. To volunteer
full time means at least 8 hours per day. But to be
a professional means getting paid. This job
title is confusing!

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

9/27/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 September 2015

DeafDigest Gold – September 27, 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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http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Fogey – Despised Duo
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-despised-duo/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-closed-door/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cigarette/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-student-bad-luck/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-father-hearing-son/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The National Weather Service says there are
devices available for the deaf to know of
these weather updates. In fact, NOAA has
a sign language video, explaining what these
are all about.

Talk among in the British parliament about
banning fundraising by service agencies
are making many people nervous. Reason is because of frequent scams by
individuals claiming to represent a service
agency.

The county of Bexar in Texas has six deaf
voting registrars. Goal is to get more deaf
people to sign up as voters.

The state of Minnesota has expanded its job
search program from the Twin Cities area
to six different locations statewide.

For years everyone assumed that the Learning
Center for Deaf in Framingham, MA was just
a school for deaf kids. Many did not realize
that the school was just part of the 14
different campus programs, thus creating
an identity issue. To solve it, the school
that the deaf students attend is now called
the Marie Philip School. This announcement
was made this week.

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A DEAF STUDENT’S BAD LUCK
A deaf student is the only deaf student in a
big hearing college.
For months he thought he was the only deaf person
that knew ASL.
Suddenly, on the last day of the college semester
he bumped into a hearing student that was fluent in
ASL. They were able to chat in ASL and the deaf student
was thrilled – but it was his bad luck.
The hearing student was going to graduate and that
meant the deaf student will never see him again!

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

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Deaf anthropologist – Ruth Fulton Benedict

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-anthropologist-ruth-fulton-benedict/

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A DEAF FATHER AND A HEARING SON
When parents are deaf, some children learn signs;
some other children don’t learn signs.
There are some Codas that wish to learn signs.
Why didn’t they learn signs from their deaf parents?
Because the deaf parents refuse to teach them signs!

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

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more information at:
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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf
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Lip Reading nightmare

A coworker was telling me that Minx won’t be coming in today.

I was thinking…Minx?? Who is Minx?

Then I realized that she meant Pete

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Deaf Book of the Week

History Through Deaf Eyes

published by Gallaudet University; year not mentioned; focuses on decade by decade history of Gallaudet and of Deaf Culture

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-history-through-deaf-eyes/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— bookbinding business owner

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Was the Deaf Protest rally at Washington, DC
few weeks ago a success?

A. Hard to say – need to wait few years later –
did deaf people get new jobs? Has the ADA been
made stronger? Have service agencies given better
services to the deaf? And so on!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

There are many Apps that people can use on their smartphones and tablets.

Some are accessible for us DeafBlind via Zoom or Braille.

Some are not accessible. Many of the apps are free so we can test them.

One example is ILC Pulse, a small shaker that fits in a pocket!

We can use it as a timer when we are baking something.

We can use it as a reminder or an alarm to wake up from sleeping.

All of this from an iPad!

Do explore these new technologies!

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 New Zealand, one of the world’s most advanced
nations with high standard of living, would make
captions mandatory. The government refuses because
it is costly.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1991 – Marlee Matlin becomes the first deaf
person to be featured as a lead role performer
on a regular TV series (Reasonable Doubts).

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

250

job application rejections suffered by Chloe Nash,
a deaf Australian woman, before she was able
to land a dream administrative job with the
Liberal Party.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Carly Amurao, a junior, is the coxswain with the
women’s rowing team at the University of Rhode
Island.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Brandon White, who is deaf, is a professional
skateboarer. He possibly may be the only known
deaf professional in the world.

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DeafSports Library:

video: 1927 football game between Gallaudet and
University of Delaware

http://deafdigest.com/1927-gallaudet-versus-delaware-football/

video is 4 minutes long

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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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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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
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DeafDigest – 27 September 2015

DeafDigest Blue – September 27, 2015

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

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at no cost to you

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-spanish-interpreter/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-mystery-shoppers/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-starbucks-trick/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-food-trucks/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Going on in Great Britain is the National Inclusion Week,
and one of the objectives is to enable the employers
to hire the deaf.

Which is better – Cued Speech or Lipreading? This
was the debate that was conducted on a British
deaf chat group!

The government of India has approved the
establishment of the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre. It was established before
and closed up – before being reopened this time.

The Court of Clams said that the state of Ohio
messed up with the funds that was earmarked for
the construction of buildings on the campus of
Ohio School for the Deaf. The school itself
is not involved with the mismanagement of funds.

Do city fringe festivals involve the deaf community
with their planning of many side events? Don’t
know, but the Vancouver Fringe Festival did
with the British Columbia deaf community.

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A STARBUCKS TRICK WITHOUT INSULTING THE DEAF
At Starbucks, each order is written on the paper coffee cup
with the customer’s first name. This is important because Starbucks
is often crowded with a lot of confusion
In some Starbucks places, there is a trick to giving the right
coffee cup to the deaf person without insulting him. When a
deaf person places his order, his name is not written on the
paper cup. Many deaf people love coffee but do not speak well.
Starbucks knows that the deaf person will be insulted if
the cup is written deaf or even deaf-mute or even deaf-dumb!

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

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NTID wins a big grant to help deaf in science

more information, and a picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-ntid-wins-deaf-grant-in-science/

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DEAF PEOPLE HATE FOOD TRUCKS
More big cities have many food trucks parked next to
each other in downtowns.
Almost all of these food trucks sell very delicious
lunch meals.
But almost all deaf people hate it? These food trucks
are owned by immigrants that struggle with English language.
And also almost all food trucks have signs that are
posted on the side. If a deaf person points out to a meal
choice, the chef has to poke his head way out of the
window to look at the menu choice.
Too much of a hassle for the deaf.

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

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Deaf fussy about interpreters

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-fussy-about-interpreters/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

having to voice over a deaf person’s ASL and also his own voiced presentation

muttered one interpreter:

I’m not sure if this is frustrating for other interpreters
but it sure does cause me headaches

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Have you heard people make these statements?

“We don’t need a CART captioner because we already have ASL interpreters scheduled for this event.” “We will just have CART, and then we won’t need the sign language interpreters.”

These statements were made by people who do not understand the needs of people who are deaf or have a hearing loss. CART captioners and ASL interpreters are not in competition with one another. They are not interchangeable. They serve different purposes for different segments of the population.

There are people who are late-deafened who do not know sign language. How could an ASL interpreter help them understand what is going on?
There are also people whose first language is ASL, and they have difficulty reading a CART screen. They need the accommodation in their primary language: ASL.

People who work with the public must understand that ASL is not just English using your hands. It is a separate language. It is not something someone with a hearing loss can learn in a few weeks. Its grammar and syntax are different from the English language.

In order to make a large event totally accessible for people with a hearing loss, you cannot choose between ASL interpreting or CART captioning. You really need to have both forms of access.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people wondering how could some deaf people
learn to speak!

(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

— restaurant TTY is taken down and you don’t know it

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

Ventura County was accused of violating ADA by refusing to hire
a qualified deaf applicant and had to pay the deaf applicant
$45,000; the county officials agreed to train supervisors to observe the ADA regulations on job applications. And
while the deaf person won, the attorney got most of the
money and he did not get the job he was seeking!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest wishes to applaud Patner Construction, Inc, a
construction company based in Fairfax, VA. This company is
putting in a bid to win the contract to do the renovations at
Gallaudet’s Peikoff Alumni House (aka Old Jim).
This company is inviting all deaf laborers, tradesmen,
vendors, and subcontractors to join in this bidding. This is
the first time anywhere in USA that a hearing construction
company would ask for the deaf tradespeople to join the bidding.

editor’s note: not sure if Patner hired deaf workers or
if any deaf workers applied for the Gallaudet construction
jobs?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

One of the nation’s last surviving manual bookbinding
businesses was deaf owned, the Atlantic Bookbinding Company
in Atlantic, Iowa.

It was owned by Soren Petersen, who has been in the field
for 50 years. He is closing the shop at the end of this
month, weary of these 12-14 hour, 6 days a week grind.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Is there such a thing as a comment like this?

Oops, I forgot to bring my interpreter for a meeting!

It was a spoof comment as part of a deaf theatrical
play

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
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DeafDigest – 27 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 27, 2015 morning

— audience impressions from Gallaudet presidential finalist presentations

Who won the best speaker award during the Gallaudet presidential
finalist presentations? Cordano? Lloyd-Ogoke? Reichman?
Comments were mixed. Several walked out during one presentation;
Some said one speaker came in too strong, while the other
speaker did not come out strong at all. Do keep in mind the
best speaker may not necessarily mean the board of trustees
will pick that person as president. There is much more to
consider other than just giving a public presentation.

— a possible reason for the Starkey corporate turmoil

DeafDigest mentioned few weeks ago that top Starkey
corporate executives were sacked. No reason was given,
though DeafDigest suspected it was financial. One
blog hinted that it had a lot to do with the money
being laundered via the Hillary and Chelsea Clinton
Foundation finances. Again, no ironclad evidence.

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
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DeafDigest – 27 September 2015

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DeafDigest – 26 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 26, 2015 morning

 
— a man of honor with a special sign language

not telling you what it is, but do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/man-of-honor-with-a-special-sign-language/

 

— Yahoo’s two deaf mysteries

Yahoo today ran a travel slide show titled – Hidden Secrets of
ten American Landmarks. There are two Deaf Secrets that even
many deaf people do not know about. The first was the Lincoln
statue in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. It shows
Abraham Lincoln with his two fingerspelled letters – A and L.
The second was Deaf Smith fighting at The Alamo in San Antonio,
Texas.

 

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DeafDigest – 25 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 25, 2015

— a student teaching an interpreter how to sign

Jessica Dunkley is a deaf physician in Canada,
currently serving as a resident at a hospital
in Albera. She overcame many barriers while
achieving her goal to become a doctor. One
big goal was interpreters trained in medical
signs. There was none. What did she do?
Taught her interpreters all these medical
signs so that she could follow the classroom
and lab lectures. There is a picture of her at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-physician-with-her-patient/

 

 

— deaf athlete, retired several times and coming back several times

We thought we saw the last of deaf Ultimate Fighter Matt
Hamill as he announced his retirement several times
only to come back each time. This time, he is being
scheduled to fight on October 17th. He was
affiliated with MMA, but not any more – he is now with
World Series of Fighting. Just hope his latest
comeback is a success.
— Angry FCC fines Sprint $1.2 million dollars

Sprint, along with two other relay providers have
been fined by FCC. What was their crime? For failing
to handle deaf 911 relay calls. Yet – what was the
strange thing? These three relay providers did not
know they were doing something wrong until FCC
told them so! FCC “tested” them last year with
“practice” 911 calls and these relay providers
messed up.

 

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DeafDigest – 25 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 25, 2015 morning

— a Deaf Breakthrough on TV 24 years ago

It was a special moment 24 years ago. The NBC TV show
“Reasonable Doubts” featured Marlee Matlin as the
prosecutor. It was the first time a deaf person
was cast in a lead role in any TV program. She
was on the program for two years.

— India and Pakistan continue to squabble over a deaf woman

It was thought that Geeta, a young deaf girl, now a woman,
was finally able to return home to India after straying
across the India-Pakistan border. But this case is getting
more murky each day. Every other day there is a different
story as to what is really going on. The latest is that
Pakistan turned down Indian attorney’s reequest to
win custody of her – but that both nations are
“ccoperating” to resolve this case. Exactly what
does that mean?

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DeafDigest – 24 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 24, 2015

 
— a real-deaf character on a popular TV program

Doctor Who is Great Britain’s most popular sci-fi TV program.
It is about a Time Machine alien that travels into all sorts
of adventures. It started in 1963 and continues to be popular.
This program will finally feature a deaf actress in a deaf
role – Sophie Stone. She has appeared in both deaf and
hearing productions. A picture of her is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-tv-actress/

 

 

— e-mail network in a surprise environment

In Yokohama, a big Japanese city, there will be a
series of tests to see if e-mail will work in –
elevators! This would be for emergency purposes,
such as an elevator that is trapped between floors.
It would be ideal for trapped deaf passengers.
Good idea? Well, many deaf people have mobile
devices and they could send emergency texts.

 

 

— sorry, captions not mandatory

Imagine, here in USA, the Super Bowl game is not
captioned. The Deaf Community will scream. What
about New Zealand, an advanced nation with one of
the world’s highest standard of living? These
New Zealanders love rugby – and coming up is
the Rugby World Cup. It is not being captioned
and deaf New Zealanders are very angry about it.
The government simply said “sorry, captions are
not mandatory!” Why? The explanation was that
captions were too expensive.

 

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DeafDigest – 24 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 24, 2015 morning

— a funny remark during a high school reunion

A deaf man attended a high school reunion in Maryland.
He had not seen his hearing classmates in some 50 years.
Since he is living in Florida, he was shocked that the
reunion committee reached him via email. The conversation
at the reunion went like this:

Q. How did you find me?

A. I think we found you through your ex-wife.

Q. Which one?

 

 

— Alexander Graham Bell tried to invent something

We all know that Alexander Graham Bell invented the
telephone, but did he try to invent the hearing aid?
Don’t know. Googling his name with the hearing aid
invention brought no results. Yet there is a play
going on in Seattle featuring Bell’s efforts to
invent a hearing aid! Since the play was a
narrative, the hearing aid story may be false?

 

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DeafDigest – 23 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 23, 2015

— a Princess using Sign Language

Like with United Kingdom, Japan has a royal family
– Emperor, Empress, Regent, Prince, Princess, etc.
Princess Mako attended classes in United Kingdom,
and got herself involved with the deaf community.
To see a picture of her using sign language, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/famous-person-using-british-sign-language/

 

— the deaf lost a big friend on the football field

Joe Juranitch, who was the motorcycle-riding Ragnar,
the Viking, lost his job as mascot because of
contract disputes with the Minnesota Vikings.
Many Viking fans are upset that he was fired and
they are demanding that the team rehire him.
He will be missed by the deaf fans – Joe knew
ASL and often communicated with them on the
sidelines!

 

— cops broke into a house because deaf couple was arguing

A deaf husband and wife couple got into a domestic argument
inside their house in Colorado. Someone called the cops and
they broke into the house and arrested the wife, without
asking for a certified interpreter, instead using the next-door
neighbor, already drinking, to interpret. That neighbor
only had limited knowledge of ASL. Because of this
ugly incident, the deaf couple have filed a lawsuit
against the county sheriff, saying their rights under
ADA were violated.

 

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DeafDigest – 23 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 23, 2015 morning

 
— a well known deaf school changes its name

The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC), the school, has
changed its name, sort of! There is much more to TLC
than just the school that deaf students attend. TLC is
a sprawling complex of 14 separate departments –
meaning one school and 13 other departments, in
Framingham, MA, and a couple of other locations.
For sake of better identification, TLC, the school,
has changed its name to Marie Philip School (in honor
of the deaf leader that departed us few years ago).
TLC, the complex, however, retains its same name.

 
— Starbucks becoming much more deaf-friendly

Starbucks has always been popular in the Deaf
Community, but ordering something can be
quite an ordeal. DeafDigest editor has
personally witnessed a deaf person, with fair
speaking skills, struggle with the barista
over a specific order. Ordering something
like a Frappuccino with one shot of something,
and two shots of something else can lead to
misunderstandings and frustrations! Not any
more – with their upgrade on Mobile Order & Pay
app. A deaf person can key in the specific
order and it will be perfect when served.

 

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DeafDigest – 22 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 22, 2015

 

— college admits anti-deaf professor was wrong

DeafDigest has mentioned a couple of times about
the Canadian professor that has refused to help
a deaf student, saying it was against her
religious principles. The Memorial University
president finally apologized to the deaf
student and said this deaf devices problem
should never have happened. And that the
agreement, made in 1996, to allow the
professor to avoid using a device to
help the deaf to hear, will be
reconsidered. Who is that professor?

Her picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/professor-would-not-help-deaf/

 

 

— 7-11 loses in anti-deaf discrimination case

Jim Soliday is deaf and was a former supervisor
of about 15 7-11 stores in Florida. He used
everything – faxes, texts and emails to communicate
with managers, consultants, market analysts and
corporate headquarters. Suddenly, he was fired;
the new supervisor did not want to deal with his
deafness. he filed a lawsuit, and won; 7-11 has
to pay him nearly one million dollars for lost
salary and for emotional pain and suffering.

 

 

— a deaf drone in Oregon

Drones are becoming more common, whether we
like it or hate it. But a Deaf Drone? Yes,
at the World Deaf Timberfest 2015 during
the Labor Day weekend in Stayton, Oregon,
a Deaf Drone flew over the timberfest
grounds. Would that mean future deaf
outdoor events will involve more
Deaf Drones?

 
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DeafDigest – 22 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 22, 2015 morning

 
— a very bad spoof on deaf on a TV program

Holly Willoughby is a British TV personality. As a joke
she recently “intervied” a puppet. This puppet was
operated by a ventriloquist – and the puppet was
“deaf” with bad speech and bad hearing problems.
Everyone laughed. But was it an insult to the deaf?
Yes!

 

— captions, better on TV or Netflix

You watch a movie on TV; you also watch a movie
on Netflix. Which captions are better? With
TV movies, there is always the risk of garbled
captions, especially on re-runs! With Netflix,
the bottom bar often blocks the captions so
need to move the mouse around to force full
captions. Such pros and cons!

 
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DeafDigest – 21 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 21, 2015
— a sad CI picture

this picture is self-explanatory. Go to:
http://deafdigest.com/sad-picture-about-cochlear-implants/

 

 

— a possibly profitable profession for some deaf people

A popular on-line streaming game is Twitch. People are
saying it may be a great profession for the deaf; some
have said that it is possible to make a living by
playing this game. Twitch even has a group of deaf
members. True? Don’t know, but what happens if
some day Twitch loses its popularity as people move
on to different games?

 

 

— a deaf person gets job with a political party

Could a deaf person get a job working for a political
party? One deaf person did, during the seventies,
performing a very important job. There was a story
of a deaf Australian woman – Chloe Nash, being
hired by the Liberal Party – and pretty much
involved in helping drafting legislative bills
for the Liberal party.

 

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DeafDigest – 21 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 21, 2015 morning

— deaf device is hard to sell

A company in USA sells a deaf device – a push button kiosk
at drive in fast food eateries. The deaf driver would
press the button. It will tell the inside staff that the
driver is deaf, and instead of using voice, he would
just drive up to the window. Unfortunately, it is a
difficult device to sell. Only one fast food chain
has bought it; others won’t!

 
— deaf “cannot” play pro baseball

A newspaper story said:

Howard Bayless, who many will also remember for his tall stature,
gentle spirit and prowess on the baseball field. Those who knew
Howard recall that he had enough ability to play baseball
professionally but was limited by the physical handicap of being
deaf.

Deaf can’t play pro baseball? What about Dummy Hoy,
Dummy Taylor, Dick Sipek, Curtis Pride and many
others? The writer of that story is ignorant.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 20 September 2015

DeafDigest Gold – September 20, 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Fogey – Job Hunter
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This week’s ASL Videos:
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Top stories about the deaf:

The October 5th episode of Switched at Birth will
show the efforts of Daphne in hosting a fundraiser
to raise funds for a school for the deaf in Mexico.

A deaf factory employee at Sikorsky has filed
a lawsuit for two reasons – demotion and
no interpreter during hearings.

The British Sign Language bill, proposed
in the parliament in Scotland, has been
discussed and will be up for vote.

Hearing children across New Zealand wore animal print shirts one day as a fundraiser
to help raise funds to provide services
for deaf children.

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STRANGE ABOUT CLOSED DOOR IN OFFICE OF BOSS
One day, only two people showed up for work.
One is deaf, another is hearing.
The boss wants to discuss something with that
hearing employee and closes the door in his office.
Why closed door? Can a deaf person hear what
the boss discusses with the hearing employee? No!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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A FAVORITE DEAF CIGARETTE
Many deaf people smoked cigarettes many
years ago. Now, fewer deaf people smoke.
Anyway, a deaf man always smoked “Kool”
cigarettes a long time ago. He did not like
that cigarette.
Reason is because Kook was easy to pronounce
when buying it at a store. Other cigarette
brands were hard to pronounce!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired

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Lip Reading nightmare

a deaf person thought a hearing person said:
he has a churn look on his face

he actually said:
he has a stern look on his face

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Deaf Book of the Week

Growing up Deaf

by Rose Pizzo

story of a deaf woman, trapped between two
worlds, deaf and hearing; self-published
in 2001

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-growing-up-deaf/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– greeting cards designer

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. When a hospital offers an ASL interpreter, the
deaf community is thrilled about it. True?

A. No. Many deaf people do not know sign language
and ASL interpreters are useless to them.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I received several video messages via VRS recently.

The frustrating part is that video interpreters most often to not
wear proper clothing for DeafBlind/Low Vision access.

Beyond the clothing, the signing is now too fast for me to read.

I had to forward these messages to my wife to “translate”.

DeafBlind people are having their communication options blocked
sooner than they need to be given VRS insensitivity to the need for
contrasting clothing and backgrounds and the lack of signing(speed)
adaptation for those of us with Low Vision.

Giving feedback to VRS doesn’t seem to be doing the trick. Other
approaches? We DeafBlind people need to advocate! We need more
access relay services!

Deaf friends, join us in this effort!

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 hearing people stop thinking ASL is a funny
language!

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DeafHistory:

Year 1882 – an act of legislation established
the New Jersey School for the Deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

60

hours required to watch all past episodes of
Switched at Birth TV series

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Zara Musker is a new freshman with the women’s
soccer team at University of Tennessee at Martin.

Is she a candidate for USA national women’s soccer
team? No, because she is from Great Britain.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

a picture of Gallaudet’s still active pro athlete
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unbelievable deaf emergency QB in college football

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DeafDigest – 20 September 2015

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center in California has lost its
lease. While looking for a new site, their stuff are being
stored in a storage facility.

There was a big story about Ruth Idi Okpoto, a deaf woman,
who graduated from University of Ilorin (Nigeria) six years
ago as the top student in Deaf Education. She was
praised by the faculty for her academic accomplishments.
Six years later, she is still job hunting. No one
wants to hire her!

The Guam Memorial Hospital emergency room has posted
signs informing the deaf of availability of ASL
interpreters.

The dates of campus visits by Gallaudet presidential
finalists are Roberta Cordano, September 17; Pamela Lloyd-Ogoke, September 22 and Annette Reichman,
September 25.

the Japanese movie industry is making their movies
accessible to the deaf, in the same manner as
found in American theaters.

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THIRD LANGAUGE DURING INTERPRETING
Sometimes an ASL interpreter does not understand
Spanish during an interpreting assignment. He will
look around and finds a hearing person that knows
Spanish Sign Language, and grabs him at the last
minute.
The big question is – if that person is not
certified in Spanish Sign Language, should he be
paid for that surprise assignment?

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-spanish-interpreter/
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Princess Alice was a good woman

a picture of her with an explanation

http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-princess/

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DEAF MYSTERY SHOPPER AND HEARING MYSTERY SHOPPER
A mystery shopper is the same as a secret shopper
who goes into stores, and pretends to shop for
something.
Deaf mystery shopper is different from hearing
mystery shopper.
Hearing mystery shoppers look for service and
hospitality from hearing employees. If they find
something bad they will tell the CEO about it.
Deaf mystery shoppers look for attitudes from
hearing stores through video relay. If hearing
clerks are rude on telephone, they will tell
the CEO about it.

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The 7th Annual World Deaf Magicians Live Tour
by Magic Morgan

more information with picture of Magic at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-magic-morgan-tour/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Not being told until arrival at interpreting assignment
that the job takes place outdoors (or indoors for that matter),
leaving the interpreter without appropriate clothing.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One of the reasons for some of the captioning bloopers that we see is because stenocaptioners write words phonetically rather than letter by letter as a typist would type words. Court reporters, CART providers, and stenocaptioners all use the same type of steno machines with the same keyboard. Before the days of realtime translation, court reporters could just write words that sounded the same in the same way phonetically, and then they would figure it out when they were transcribing it.

For instance, a court reporter might write the words “there,” “their,” and “they.re” in the same way on the steno machine. This would be called a “conflict.” They would enter the steno into their dictionary and then define it with the English for all three words. It might look like “there/their/they.re” when it came up on the computer screen. When editing the transcript, the court reporter could just type a “1,” “2,” or “3” when the cursor was on the conflict, and the proper word would appear in the transcript.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked – do deaf people think in English or
in ASL?

(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

— fast food sandwichmaker jerks his thumb backwards, you don’t understand

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

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DeafLaw

a deaf driver was recently stopped by police.
The deaf driver showed him the driver’s license
and registration – yet the police officer threatened
to write summons, saying deaf cannot drive cars!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Apparently Curtis Pride, a journeyman major leaguer,
has a skill that may make him more of a valuable member of Los
Angeles Angels than ever?
Coach Mickey Hatcher, thrown out of a game for questioning
an umpire’s call, has asked Curtis to lipread the umpire’s
lips during TV reruns to see if the umpire actually said something
inappropriate.

editor’s note: Pride has retired as a baseball player and
has been serving as baseball coach at Gallaudet

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Who will be the new NTID President? As we all know,
Alan Hurwitz has moved on to the Gallaudet presidency.

Will it be Gerard Buckley or Roberta J. Cordano or
John C. Wyvill? These three individuals were named
as finalists by the NTID search committee.

They will be visiting the campus within the coming
few weeks.

editor’s note: Buckley was chosen; Cordano is currently
one of the three finalists for the Gallaudet presidency

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

there are deaf people that accept their deafness
and move on; there are other deaf people that
refuse to accept discrimination and would fight
at the drop of the hat!

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DeafDigest – 20 September 2015

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A FAVORITE DEAF CIGARETTE
Many deaf people smoked cigarettes many
years ago. Now, fewer deaf people smoke.
Anyway, a deaf man always smoked “Kool”
cigarettes a long time ago. He did not like
that cigarette.
Reason is because Kook was easy to pronounce
when buying it at a store. Other cigarette
brands were hard to pronounce!

DeafDigest – 20 September 2015

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STRANGE ABOUT CLOSED DOOR IN OFFICE OF BOSS
One day, only two people showed up for work.
One is deaf, another is hearing.
The boss wants to discuss something with that
hearing employee and closes the door in his office.
Why closed door? Can a deaf person hear what
the boss discusses with the hearing employee? No!

DeafDigest – 20 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 20, 2015 morning

— deaf and hearing in theater; same thing

Actress Camryn Manheim, a veteran performer with many
acting roles to her credit, is acting with Deaf West
right now on the Broadway. She said:

Any deaf person can come to the theater, any hearing person
can come to the theater, and they will get the exact same
experience

She is correct. She once served as ASL interpreter before
moving on with her acting career.

 

— getting away by mocking ADA

Many companies obey the ADA, but at the same time
mock ADA. Why? They obey the ADA by just meeting
the minimum standards! But to go above minimum
standards, they won’t. A perfect example? We
want open captions; movie theateres say ADA
approves portable devices, that we all hate!
So, is ADA a joke? Yes and no, sad to say.

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DeafDigest – 19 September 2015

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DEAF MYSTERY SHOPPER AND HEARING MYSTERY SHOPPER
A mystery shopper is the same as a secret shopper
who goes into stores, and pretends to shop for
something.
Deaf mystery shopper is different from hearing
mystery shopper.
Hearing mystery shoppers look for service and
hospitality from hearing employees. If they find
something bad they will tell the CEO about it.
Deaf mystery shoppers look for attitudes from
hearing stores through video relay. If hearing
clerks are rude on telephone, they will tell
the CEO about it.

DeafDigest – 19 September 2015

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THIRD LANGAUGE DURING INTERPRETING
Sometimes an ASL interpeter does not understand
Spanish during an interpreting assignment. He will
look around and finds a hearing person that knows
Spanish Sign Language, and grabs him at the last
minute.
The big question is – if that person is not
certified in Spanish Sign Language, should he be
paid for that surprise assignment?

DeafDigest – 19 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 19, 2015 morning

— a strange way for a deaf child to learn how to speak

In Australia, a deaf child learned how to speak.
The method was somewhat strange. He did not have
speech tutors. He did not learn how to speak from
teachers at a deaf school. He just took a correspondence
course to learn how to speak. Does DeafDigest editor
believe that newspaper story? Very skeptical!

 

— Sending deaf children to a school in Sweden

Unhappily for all of us, war is going on in
Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Many people have
tried to flee their nations to seek peace
elsewhere. For some reason some families
have not been able to escape. As a result,
some of them with deaf children would send
them – alone and all by themselves – to a
deaf school in Sweden! Unlike some other
European nations, the Swedish Migration Agency
accepts all refugees, deaf included!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 18 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 18, 2015

— a deaf character in a 1950’s comic book

Five pages of this comic book is posted on:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-character-in-old-comic-book/

In case you are wondering, the cost of that comic
book way back in fifties was just ten cents. Nowadays
the cost is much higher nowadays.

 

 

 

— deaf school on lockdown for a funny reason

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
has been on a lockdown. No, there was no criminal activity
on the campus – just that a bear was watching the front
door about 100 yards away! Said CEO Donald E Rhoten:

First one we’ve seen in awhile!! Very cool!!!

 

 

 

— more about the professor that refused to help the deaf

Yesterday’s DeafDigest said that a professor at
Memorial University in Newfoundland refused to use
a voice transmiter to help a deaf student follow
the classroom lectures. She refused because it was
against her religious principles. The shock was
that when she was hired during the early 1990’s
the university reached agreement with her that she
would not use a transmitter at all. One deaf
student protested about 20 years ago, but left
the university before it could be followed up with.
This old agreement has come back to haunt the
university!

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 18 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 18, 2015 morning

— a police log that will make you laugh

The Beverly, MA police received a report of two people
arguing loudly. Two police officers were dispatched
to the apartment. Upon arriving at the apartment, nothing
really happened and the police left. On the police log,
the police officer wrote:

They were not arguing, they’re both hard of hearing

 

 

— another big interpreting issue

A big issue right now is that a deaf person may be
assigned an interpreter, and that words and/or
signs he may not understand. Instead of complaining,
the deaf person keeps quiet about it. As a result,
the hearing person assumes the deaf person understands
everything and has no complaints! If you do not
understand the interpreter, say so!

 

 
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DeafDigest – 17 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 17, 2015

 

— two things we didn’t know about deaf Magic Morgan

Magic Morgan is one of the nation’s best known
deaf magicians. He has been at his craft for so
many years. There are two things about him that
many people do not know. First, performing magic
is the only job he has ever had since he graduated
from Wisconsin School for the Deaf. Never had any
other different jobs. Second, the equipment and
props he uses to perform his tricks are very
expensive. This is why he is very careful when
deciding to buy new equipment! A picture
of Magic and his assistant is at:

http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-magician/

 

 

— college professor refuses to use device to help deaf student

William Sears is a deaf student at Memorial University
in Newfoundland. He does not use sign language and depends
on a sound transmitter to catch words in the classroom.
Ranee Panjabi, the professor, refuses to use that device
that would send transmitted words to Sears’ hearing aid.
Why? She said it is against her religious principles.
The university is trying to work out a compromise,
but so far it has not been successful.

 
— old telephone better than new telephone

A deaf man wrote on a blog today that he depends
on his old phone to function as a vibrating
alarm clock to wake him up in the mornings.
Old and not new? Yes. He explained that the
old phone creates much more powerful vibration
while the new phone is much weaker!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 17 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 17, 2015 morning

 

 

— deaf multi-level marketing

There was an announcement today of a business opportunity for
the deaf, that would involve services of an interpreting
agency. It was vague and DeafDigest read the announcement
several times to try to understand what it was all about –
and it seems to be a multi-level marketing opportunity.
Multi-level means money made not just from sales but from
recruiting others to join in the plan. Is this plan
a good one for the deaf?

 
— a country funds a school for the deaf in another country

Many Asian nations cannot afford to fund schools for the
deaf. One of them is Egypt. There will be a new
school for the deaf in Egypt thanks to money from
United Arab Emirates, which is a different nation.
Hope this is successful because once seed money
runs out, then the host nation must come up
with their own money. And if the host nation
fails, the deaf school closes – and the
deaf children suffer.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 16 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 16, 2015

 

— lottery to help a deaf club

it is not happening in USA, but it is different in
Great Britain. A deaf club has asked the British
Heritage Lottery Fund to be included in the
lottery. The club leaders hope that lottery
money will help deaf club survive and continue
its operations. Why would a lottery help a
deaf club? The goal of this lottery group is
to preserve and to make accessible the nation’s
heritage. And for many years, deaf clubs have
been an important part of Deaf Heritage and
Deaf Culture. Will the lottery people accept
that deaf club? We will wait and see.

 
— participants to learn ASL

The remaining participants in the “America’s
Next Top Model” will be taught ASL – in order
to communicate with the deaf contestant Nyle
DiMarco. Hopefully, when the contest ends,
they will still remember ASL!

 
— Obama and the NTID

NTID, today, was mentioned in a story of the
Obama administration wanting to make public
which colleges are good (or bad) with students
that find (or don’t find) jobs and those
that pay (or don’t pay) their college debts!
NTID worked with the Social Security Administration
to make private their students’ earnings and
employment rates. Gallaudet? It wasn’t mentioned
in that article today.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 16 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 16, 2015 morning

 
— the Alexander Graham Bell mystery

Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell was not
liked by some deaf people because of his strong
anti-ASL, pro-oral viewpoints. Some of them have
said he wanted deaf people elmininated from the
face of earth. If this is true, then why did
he marry a deaf woman. And as a Coda, would
he have hated his deaf mother? Things claimed
about him just does not make sense!

 
— deaf job at gas station to fill up tanks

Years ago, drivers got their gas filled up
at gas stations by gas attendants. It was not
until 1970’s when gas stations became
self-service. Anyway – did we have deaf
gas station attendants? Do not know but
there was a 1947 movie “Out of the Past”
that featured a fake-deaf actor that
played the role of a deaf gas station
attendant. Critics said the acting of
that fake-deaf actor was realistic!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 15 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 15, 2015

— deaf parliamentarian napping or not
Alec Shelbrooke is a deaf member of the British
parliament. During a recent session, someone
took a picture of him “napping” and posted
the picture online! Was he really napping?

Take a look at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-parliamentarian-napping-or-eyes-open/

Alex, very angry, said he is deaf, and had
to struggle to catch words in the Parliament,
and for that reason, he leaned forward. His
political enemy wanted to tell the world that he
was napping!

 
— deaf patients rejecting ASL

Do deaf patients reject ASL? The Guam Memorial Hospital,
on the American island of Guam, has a posted sign in the
emergency room that ASL interpeters are available.
Yet, there are some deaf patients that refuse to have
interpreters – reasons are not knowing ASL or cultural.
Notetakers are then used in place of interpreters.

 
— These “Switched at Birth” TV episodes

The “Switched at Birth” TV series is now entering
its fifth season. If one wishes to watch every
single episode, then how much time would it
take? Accroding to Wired Magazine, it takes
60 hours! Deaf getting tired of watching
deaf episodes for that many hours?

 

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DeafDigest – 15 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 15, 2015 morning

 

— deaf parliamentarian accused of disrespecting Angelina Jolie Pitt

Emma Nicholson, a deaf British woman, is a member of the
House of Lords. She struggles to catch every word that is
spoken in the Parliament. Recently famous actress
Angelina Jolie Pitt gave a speech advocating human
rights. Emma stood up and gave a response, that every one
thought was disrespect for Jolie! Emma angrily explained
that because of her deafness, people may think her
comments were inappropriate! She actually was praising,
not disrespecting.

 
— a deaf model defied the wishes of her family

Musuku Saritha, a young deaf woman from India, is a professional
model in demand in photo shoots. She said that her deaf
family would not allow her to become a model. In order to
achieve her dream, she left home to stay with a brother
that had his own apartment. The interesting thing is
that her deaf family is living in poverty, and that she
could have helped them out with her modeling income.
Yet they wanted nothing to do with her occupation.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 14 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 14, 2015

 

 

— the deaf and the beer

Beer helping the deaf? Yes, in the case of Gloucestershire
Deaf Association in Great Britain. It is an annual
tradition during their Heritage Weekend, which honors
past British rituals. In the past, the sheriff would
inspect the beer in town pubs to make sure it is of top
quality. This time, during the Heritage Weeekend, the
county sheriff would collect donations from people in
pubs. The money goes to the Gloucestershire Deaf Association.

 
— a list of Trump goofs

Donald Trump hopes to become the next USA president. His
enemies have already made a list of Donald Trump goofs.
One such goof on the list is mocking a hearing-aid wearing
person for his deafness! Does it remind us of Prince
Philip who once mocked a group of deaf people?

 

 

 

— detective using sign language to solve a case

Police officer Helen McLoughlin learned British
Sign Language about 20 years ago when she joined
the police force. She has used it from time to time
during her career. Only just recently there was a murder
case involving the deaf. She used signs to interview
the suspect and the deaf witnesses, and was able to
solve the case. The murder was part of a love triangle
between two jealous men over a deaf woman.

 
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DeafDigest – 14 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 14, 2015 morning

— father of a deaf child lost a lawsuit

In Maldives, one of the smallest nations in the
world, a father filed a malpractice lawsuit because
his daughter became deaf after getting a shot.
This lawsuit dragged on for six years, going
back and forth between higher and lower courts.
This time the decision is final. The court said:

Though the girl had lost her hearing as a direct
result of the injection, the doctors had not been
at fault. The evidence shows that the injection
had been administered as per normal procedure

This case involved testimonies from the medical
experts, nurses and the doctor

 
— no one told the deaf boxer to stop after the bell

there was a story about Kid Savage, a deaf figher,
in 1964. The referee was supposed to tap him on
the shoulder, telling him the bell rang and for
him to go back to his corner. In that bout,
the referee didn’t, and the deaf boxer continued
to hit the opponent even when he went to his
corner. The floored hearing boxer got up and went
crazy and pummeled Kid Savage. The deaf boxer
went down and never got up and the bout ended,
even though it was after the end of the round!

 

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DeafDigest – 13 September 2015

DeafDigest Gold – September 13, 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

One Handed Signer
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-one-handed-signer/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-bribe-vote/

This week’s ASL Videos:
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Top stories about the deaf:

Remploy, an employment placement agency in
Great Britain, is working with the Royal Association for Deaf People to try to find jobs for the deaf.

The deaf of British Columbia are angry about
the automated public address system on trains,
it lacks visual displays.

The Willow Domestic Violence Center, Rochester, NY,
won a federal grant to provide services for deaf
female victims of domestic violence.

The South African Human Rights Commission is investigating
poor living conditions for deaf students at the
North West Secondary School for the Deaf. There was
a fire that claimed lives of several students.

At home games of the Texas State University, there is
a section reserved for the deaf – and it is appropriately
called Deaf Section. The big irony is that the person
behind this Deaf Section is Brian Guendling, a member
of the football team. It is an irony because he quit
the football team, saying helping the deaf is more
enjoyable than playing football anymore!

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EASY JOB AT HEARING CONVENTION BOOTH
Could a deaf person successfully sell stuff at a
booth at a hearing convention?
One deaf person did. She sold books and put the
price of book on front cover of each book.
There is no communication required. Hearing
people would just pick up the book they want
and pay for it.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Gallaudet partnership with two junior colleges on
interpreter training programs

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TALKING THROUGH A DEAF PERSON
Always embarrassing when a hearing person talks through you.
You are standing in line, and a hearing person is standing
behind you.
You think the hearing person is talking to you; you don’t
understand him and ask him to repeat.
He was really talking to a hearing person behind you.
You gesture for nothing; everyone looks at you, puzzled!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Deaf Housing Rights

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-housing-rights/

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Oregon Association of the Deaf

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

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Lip Reading nightmare

trying to read the lips of a person speaking
with a strong regional accent

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Deaf Book of the Week

NIH Consensus Statement – Cochlear Implants
in Adults and Children

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-books-nih-ci-comments/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– X-ray technician

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Was the Deaf Protest successful?

A. Yes and no. It was not well received in
Washington, DC. Yet, it makes hearing people
continuously aware of our rights and needs.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Recently I met with the new Commissioner for Vermont Department of Aging and Independent Living (DAIL)

The reason for my meeting with the Commissioner was to educate her about DeafBlind needs.

The meeting was just her and I. She learned why it needed two interpreters.

When DeafBlind require tactile communication, it tires the interpreters quickly.

It is physically more fatiguing.

Providing interpreter support can be costly but it is necessary!

I left the meeting feeling satisfied. The Commissioner was educated about DeafBlind needs and she committed to an action plan.

Advocacy in action!

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:

deaf people guaranteed employment anywhere in the world

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DeafHistory:

year 2005 – the deaf of Great Britain organized
a mass protest to demand first class citizenship
rights of the deaf. No such national demonstration
has taken place since then

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

70

population of deaf-blind people that live in
Totteri, a city in Japan.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

McCall Madriago, who is deaf, is a member of the women’s
soccer team at American River College in California.

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

It was learned that Jamie Clarke, a now-retired British
professional soccer player, was born deaf. He played for
a good number of years for various teams in lower level
professional leagues.

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DeafSports Library:

a picture of a 1926 deaf school basketball team

http://deafdigest.com/1926-picture-deaf-basketball-team/

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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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that section

DeafDigest – 13 September 2015

DeafDigest Blue – September 13, 2015

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tv-captions/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/long-phone-call-and-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stay-one-job/

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Nancy Mengel Rosensweig,
a deaf blind leader of the American Association of the Deaf-Blind,
always pushing for the rights and needs of the association members.

Top stories about the deaf:

In Great Britain, a deaf pizza delivery driver
was attacked by an angry stranger in a case
of mistaken identity. He was arrested and
sentenced in court.

Officials in the Tottori prefecture in Japan
admitted they wanted to support the rights
of the deaf-blind but do not know how to
go about it!

A problem among the deaf in Zimbabwe is
lack of services that they need – education,
job placement, health awareness, etc.

St Rita School for the Deaf’s annual Halloween
event, a tradition in Cincinnati, is being
curtailed – because of safety concerns in
the Halloween building on the campus. The
school hopes to resume this tradition next
year at a different location.

Cued Speech has become the issue that is
bringing conflict to the Illinois School
for the Deaf and with the Deaf Community.

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LONG PHONE CALL – BUSINESS OR PERSONAL
An employee is on the telephone for a very long time.
You can’t tell if it is a business call or an personal
call.
A hearing person, listening nearby, can tell. A
deaf person can’t.

– for ASL News version with text, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/long-phone-call-and-deaf/

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National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers releases a
Survey

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-interpreter-education-survey/

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JOBS: DEAF AND HEARING
Many deaf people stay with one job during
their lifetime.
Many hearing people jump from job to job,
and when they apply for a new job, the boss
will be puzzled at very long list of past jobs.
Years ago DeafDigest editor stayed with one
job that he hated. His hearing friends mocked
him for staying too long at one job.
It is for a good reason – many hearing
bosses don’t like to hire the deaf.
Hearing people don’t understand that reason.

– for ASL News version with text, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-stay-one-job/

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protecting interpreters’ tools of trade

see comment at:
http://deafdigest.com/tools-of-trade-of-interpreter-for-deaf/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

young interpreters, fresh out of interpreting
programs, criticizing the veteran interpreters!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Captioners and CART providers cannot possibly spell out every word or every name letter by letter and keep up with the speed that people speak. Just like in traditional shorthand, brief forms are necessary for the captioners to achieve the speed necessary for captioning. Whole words and phrases can be written in one stroke on the steno keyboard.

Brief forms for high-frequency words are absolutely invaluable. However, problems can occur when a brief form conflicts with another word or phrase or when a stenocaptioner misstrokes that brief form, and the result is that another word or phrase may translate instead of the intended wording.

A captioning error that occurs when a captioner is using a brief form may be one of the more difficult errors for someone to “read through.” Many times these types of errors occur with proper names or places, and they may not seem to make any sense to someone who is not familiar with steno theory.

Sometimes captioners may use one syllable or a few letters from a name as the brief form. If that is close to the syllable or letters being used for another name, the wrong name could appear in the translation and be a very confusing error.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked if deaf people can read

(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

nervous waiter charges your check on wrong credit card

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

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DeafLaw

two opposite issues surfaced during the Deaf Protest
weekend in Washington, DC. First issue is that we
already have many laws protecting the rights of the deaf. The second issue is that there are no laws to prevent discrimination, to require
employers to hire the deaf and to require full
communications access.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest wishes to applaud a deaf heroine who
defied the fury of Hurricane Katrina to help out at the
West Jefferson Medical Center, in Marrero, Louisiana,
just ten minutes away from New Orleans.
Her husband was a patient at the hospital and
while she was at his bedside, she volunteered countless
hours in helping the hospital function as normal as
possible.
The hospital was without power, no air conditioning
or running water and conditions were miserable. Yet
she washed clothes of patients and staff for hours
and hours at a time.
We will not know of the name of the heroine for
she wanted anonymity.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Extreme Makeover, that wildly popular TV reality series,
has come to the Deaf Community for the second time.

The first time, it was for a deaf household in Michigan
in 2004. And now this time, for a dormitory at Oregon
School for the Deaf.

It was not a simple procedure – just selecting the school
for the reality TV project. School officials had to make
sure all regulations were in compliance, a much more
difficult task as opposed to sending carpenters to the
scene.

The televised showing date of October 31st is appropriate,
keeping in mind two things – the Halloween Day and the
school’s famous Haunted House!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Are Deaf Protests, anywhere in the world,
successful?

Just think hard about it.

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DeafDigest – 13 September 2015

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TALKING THROUGH A DEAF PERSON
Always embarrassing when a hearing person talks through you.
You are standing in line, and a hearing person is standing
behind you.
You think the hearing person is talking to you; you don’t
understand him and ask him to repeat.
He was really talking to a hearing person behind you.
You gesture for nothing; everyone looks at you, puzzled!

DeafDigest – 13 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 13, 2015 morning

— a deaf irony at Texas State University

Brian Guendling was a member of the football team
at Texas State University. While he is not deaf, he
became friends with some of the deaf people in the
area. He learned how to sign-sing some songs for
them – and which led to the establishment of the
Deaf Section at the football stadium. The irony –
he quit the football team!

 

— a state commissioner learning about needs of deaf-blind

Rene Pellerin, a deaf-blind activist and a contributing
writer to the DeafDigest Gold editions, had a meeting with
the new Commissioner for Vermont Department of Aging and
Independent Living. Just the two of them plus two
interpreters. The commissioner was puzzled – why two
interpreters? She then realized that signing for the deaf
blind is exhausting, hence the reason for the switch
of interpreters at regular intervals. When the meeting
ended, the Commissioner learned all she needed to know
about the needs of the DeafBlind, especially communications!
Rene said – Advocacy in Action!

 

 
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DeafDigest – 12 September 2015

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

 

JOBS: DEAF AND HEARING
Many deaf people stay with one job during
their lifetime.
Many hearing people jump from job to job,
and when they apply for a new job, the boss
will be puzzled at very long list of past jobs.
Years ago DeafDigest editor stayed with one
job that he hated. His hearing friends mocked
him for staying too long at one job.
It is for a good reason – many hearing
bosses don’t like to hire the deaf.
Hearing people don’t understand that reason.

DeafDigest – 12 September 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”long phone call and deaf” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//long-phone-call-and-deaf.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]”do enjoy this text video“]

 

LONG PHONE CALL – BUSINESS OR PERSONAL
An employee is on the telephone for a very long time.
You can’t tell if it is a business call or an personal
call.
A hearing person, listening nearby, can tell. A
deaf person can’t.

 

 

DeafDigest – 12 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 12, 2015 morning

— Kerry remembers something
John Kerry, the Secretary of State, remembered that while
he was in the Senate, he gave a speech – regarding the deaf.
He said that he was aware of the heavy deaf population, years
ago on Martha’s Vineyard, and that practically everyone used
sign language. How many politicians would remember things
like that?

 
— football interpreter lawsuit goes forward

Yesterday, the federal judge ruled that the Minnesota
youth football league must defend itself against
claims of refusal to provide interpreters for two
deaf brothers.

 

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DeafDigest – 11 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 11, 2015

 
— an interpreter arriving late

DeafDigest editor had a doctor’s appointment
yesterday at 9:30 AM. The interpreter did not
show up on time. The appointment went on as
scheduled with written notes back and forth.
Then the interpreter arrived and apologized
for being late. His fault? No. He had a 8:00
AM appointment with another deaf patient. The
doctor took too much time with the deaf patient,
and the interpreter was stuck. So, if your
interpreter arrives late for your appointment,
instead of blaming him, ask him why? Maybe his
car broke down. Maybe he took the subway and
the ride was delayed. Maybe he was driving, and
an accident backed up the traffic for miles. It
happens to all of us.

 
— problems trying to watch DeafDigest videos

A DeafDigest subscriber complained that he was
not able to watch the videos. What was the
advice? Try a different browser! Not all
four big browsers operate the same – Opera,
Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. So,
if one does not work, switch to another
browser. Another possible reason, maybe
your PC or your Mac uses VERY old fashioned
operating system software? Hint – Windows 95!

 

— studying the body language

Barb Stegemann is a deaf Canadian businesswoman,
operating her own small beauty products factory.
She appeared on the Dragons’ Den TV program
(same as our own Shark Tank). Her presentation
on TV was one of the best in the program’s
history! She said that her deafness was the
best thing that happened to her because she
was able to study body language (that hearing
people overlook) to be able to deal with all
types of hearing people.

 
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DeafDigest – 11 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 11, 2015 morning

— an automatic red flag

Unfortunately for us, the red flag among many hearing businesses
is the word “deaf.” A hearing businessman said many businesses
are trained and better informed to deal with fake TTY calls,
fake relay calls and fake text messages that mention this
“deaf” word. One businessman said he gets many fake messages,
and instead of hanging up, he would play conversational games,
and these scammers would go away (but look for another victims).

 

 
— police laugh off a house raid

In a small British town, the police raided the house of a
deaf person, thinking a crime was taking place there.
It was the wrong house. The police did not apologize to
the deaf owner. In fact, they laughed it off. The
humor among these police officers only made the
deaf owner very angry about it.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 10 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 10, 2015

— actor not making it at Gallaudet Theatre, but a Deaf West success

One of the Deaf West actors is Daniel N. Durant, a Gallaudet
graduate. His goal at Gallaudet was to get a role in a campus
play. He never succeeded, and it led to his frustration. Not
giving up, he continued acting and has made it with the
Deaf West, considered to be USA’s #1 theatrical company.
Deaf West is currently on the Broadway, and he plays the
role of Moritz in Spring Awakening.

 

— trade secrets of a deaf radio DJ

Robbie Wilde is a deaf radio DJ. How is he able to function
as a DJ on the radio if he is deaf? He has his tricks.
He separates all of songs by color. Red and dark orange
is low frequency songs. Dark Blues are medium frequency
songs. Greens are voices. And he uses the Musixmatch
software that smooths out the songs, saying this application
is a miracle for him. It is a lot of work for him wheras
a hearing DJ can just use a headphone and pick a song
and immediately play it out! He hopes some day to be
recognized as the DJ instead of as the Deaf DJ!

 

— the truth about the Cued Speech

There is a lot of turmoil at Illinois School for the
Deaf (ISD) because of Cued Speech. Deaf students are
resisting it. What is the story? Years ago, the state
told ISD that it must use Cued Speech. ISD did not
use it. When the deaf superintendent left to take
another position, the administration decided now
was the right time. Cued Speech worth it? It was
designed to help the deaf to speak and lipread
better. There are Cued Speech people saying it is
the best thing it has ever happened to them. And as
a matter of irony, it was at Gallaudet that
Cued Speech was developed. And Gallaudet has
always advocated ASL as the primary language!

 
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DeafDigest – 10 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 10, 2015 morning

\
— 13 words that describe deafness

A mother told DeafDigest editor that her deaf child has:

moderate to severe bilateral sensori-neural hearing loss with
enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome

Whew! 13 words just to describe deafness. What is so wrong
about describing deafness in just one word – deaf?

 

 

— a scandal at USA’s largest hearing aid company

Starkey Hearing Technologies, in Minnesota, with nearly
3,600 employees and approximately $825 million in
annual revenues, has fired its 4 top executives.
Why? Starkey is not saying why, but it is big
front page news in Minnesota. Something to do with
finances? DeafDigest editor thinks so. Needless
to say, there are many shocked people out there
in Minnesota.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 09 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 9, 2015

 

— a Rochester agency wins a grant to help deaf women

The Willow Domestic Violence Center, based in the Rochester, NY
area, won a $425,000 federal grant. Purpose is to help and advice
deaf female victims of domestic violence. The money in the grant
is not enough, but it is a start.

 

— employers trying hard to avoid hiring the deaf

In Japan, there is a law called – Handicapped Persons’ Employment
Promotion Act. It requires all companies to hire the deaf and
the disabled, equal to 2 percent of their workforce. In other
words, if the company has 100 employees, it must hire two
deaf/disabled emloyees. Yet, only 50 percent of companies
follow the law; the other 50 percent ignore it.

 

— the goal of a national organization

A national organization has these goals – to empower
every member regardless of gender identity, financial
status, race, ethnicity and gender orientaton. And
each member deserves a friendly and safe environment
to thrive while growing up. What is that organization
and what is the irony? It is the Girl Scouts. The
irony is that it was founded by a deaf woman, Juliette
Gordon Low, yet there was nothing in the goals that
mentions deaf and disabled members.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 09 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 9, 2015 morning

 

 

— deaf not missing anything with top 40 songs

Are Top 40 (hearing) songs so bad for many people to
listen to? A newspaper comment said that top 40
songs are not that great. And that the deaf people
are not missing out much on these bad songs!

 

 

— earnings of deaf actors

Do the average deaf actor earn money from acting?
We are not talking about top rank deaf performers
such as Marlee Matlin – but of the average,
typical deaf actors. The Actors’ Equity Association
said that only 50 percent of its members (almost
all of them hearing) only make money per year.
So, if few hearing actors get money, what about
our deaf actors?

 
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DeafDigest – 08 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 8, 2015

 

 

 

— a digital banner displaying a familiar name

Fullback Derrick Coleman made the 53-man roster with the
Seattle Seahawks. It was thought to be between
him and another fullback Will Tukuafu for one roster
spot, but in a big surprise, the coaches kept both
players. Hopefully Derrick will stay with the team
throughout the season. To see a digital banner
displaying his name, go to http:

http://deafdigest.com/2015-derrick-coleman-digital-banner/

 
— most difficult positions to find

A human resources director of a Pennsylvania school
district complained that teachers for the deaf are the
toughest to find. He said “It’s never easy finding
these teachers.” Why? Enrollment as some graduate
deaf education classes have dropped as compared to
past years. This trend is worrisome. Many deaf people
are looking for jobs but for some reason Deaf Education
is not an option with them!

 

 

 

 

— insurance agent accused of extorting a deaf client

Takeda Kamikazu, not deaf, is an insurance agent
in Tokyo. He was recently arrested by the police on
charges of attempted extortion. He tried to get
money from a deaf woman, making threats if he
didn’t get paid. This woman went to the police,
and the agent was immediately arrested.

 
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DeafDigest – 08 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 8, 2015 morning

 

— a bad deaf experience in Hungary

Europe is overwhelmed with refugees from Syria. In Hungary,
a hearing Syrian mother of a deaf child asked the Hungarian
police officer if she could recharge her son’s hearing aid
battery. The police officer said no. She had to wait until
the family moved on to Munich where the German officials
allowed her to charge the battery!

 
— an employment comment by a NTID student

In a newspaper story today, NTID student Justin Cunningham
was quoted as saying:

Rochester is known for a large deaf community, but still many
deaf are still without a job or career. It is not a struggle
just for me, but for many.

 

Hope Justin will be able to find employment eventually.

 

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
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DeafDigest – 07 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 7, 2015

 

 

— a weekend of deaf movies on TV

In Bristol, UK, deaf people will be able to watch deaf
movies on TV during a special weekend, October 2nd to
the 4th. It is a project of British Broadcasting
Corporation that is aired in the Bristol region. Have
we ever had this special deaf TV weekend in USA? No.

 
— a deaf child kicked out of a model railroad show

A deaf boy, with his hearing father, wanted to attend
a model railroad show. He was not allowed, and told
to go home. Did he misbehave? Was he screaming?
Was he fighting with anyone? No All he did was
to happily to gesticulate at the trains. The hosts
didn’t like it and kicked him out. For some reason,
the father did not argue with the hosts, nor
file a lawsuit.

 

 

— American deaf chef to enter the best deaf chef contest

The 2015 International Deaf Chef Competition is taking
place in Denmark on October 23-24th. The American
representative is Kevin Delbert, a chef with the
Mezzaluna restaurant in Hendersonville, NC. Not
every deaf chef can enter the contest – there is
a rule, all deaf chefs must be members of their
nation’s Culinary Federation. He has not decided
on the dish he will prepare, and he will compete
against chefs from France, England, Canada,
Ireland, Sweden, Spain and Denmark.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
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new job announcements every day

 
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DeafDigest – 07 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 7, 2015 morning

— an interesting comment by a deaf coach of a hearing team

Marcus Chmaj, who is deaf, coaches a hearing pee-wee
football team in Riverside, CA. Many parents were
shocked that a deaf man can coach hearing kids. He
said:

football is not a lot of talking

To get his points across during practices and
games, he uses body language and gestures
with these 7-8 year old kids. So far, these
parents are convinced.

 
— mayor cutting off a hard of hearing speaker

Norwich (UK) mayor Deb Hinchey is making a lot of
enemies because of her 3-minute rule for speakers
that want to speak out at council meetings. Those
that exceed 3 minutes are cut off and kicked off
the floor. A hard of hearing person, struggling to
get points across, was kicked out in middle of thea
speech because of that 3-minute limit. She sort of
had this “too bad” attitude, which has make
townspeople angry.

 

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DeafDigest – 07 September 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Fogey – Analog Shut-off TV
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-analog-shut-off-tv/

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/defective-deaf-ci-wins-court-case/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-know-body-language/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-bribe-vote/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind will be building a
new campus. It was announced in a newspaper story.

The National Deaf Children’s Society (UK) was involved
in a scam that solicited money from public after
showing a fake-deaf person in need of assistance.

Another deaf protest is being planned in Washington, DC
by another deaf organization on October 15-17th. Further details are forthcoming.

The Liberal Republican party consists of members of an
all-disabled political party that hopes to create waves
in Cordoba, Argentina. It is a city of a frontier mentality
where people do not care for the disabled nor of its issues.
There are several deaf members of that new political party.

Phyllis Perrin Wilcox has been honored by University of New Mexico
department of Linguistics for her 44 years of devotion
to sign language education.

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STUDYING HEARING BODY LANGUAGE
Are Deaf Eyes better than Hearing Eyes? Many hearing
people are liars; they tell many stories that are really
lies.
Many hearing people listen to these lies and believe
them. Deaf people that know body language often can
tell if these stories are true or false.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Gallaudet new campus 6th Street side contest for redesign

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-new-6th-street-side-campus-look-contest/

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DEAF VOTE BRIBERY?
Can a group of deaf people be “bribed” to vote in favor
of a hot issue?
Bribe with money? No. A deaf man who wanted the hot issue
to be passed by the members had a different bribe.
He bribed everyone in the meeting room (about 40 delegates)
with beer! Cost of beer multiplied by 40 members is expensive.
Did he win? Yes. If he did not bribe with beer, would he win?
Good question!

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

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an African sign language shirt

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Deaf Bikers of America

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Lip Reading nightmare

I was leaving work early and a coworker asked me, “Are you eleven?”

She was actually asking me, “Are you leaving?”

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Deaf Book of the Week

Deaf Transititions

by Mairiam Corker

year 1996, by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Ltd (UK). Book is about origins, identities and images of Deaf Families and Deaf Community

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-deaf-transitions/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– moving company, owner

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What do deaf people often miss out by attending
hearing colleges instead of Gallaudet or NTID?

A. Lifetime contacts (sports teammates, Greek
organizations, classmates) that could lead to
better employment opportunities (hint – cushy
Wall Street positions) or perfect business
investments, etc.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Flying Solo (alone)

Last week I flew home from Seattle. I tried very hard to be sure I was not overlooked at the gate!

I put my white cane out while I was sitting. That helped. Airline staff came and told me how much more time til boarding.

I sat in the far back of the plane and got a window seat. There were three seats per row.

The window seat was not the best for me as a DeafBlind person, there was no communication access!

I arrived in Philly and airline staff came with a wheelchair.

No, thank you!

Having sat in an airplane for 5 hours, I needed to inflate my rear end!

The change I needed was a short bus trip to another terminal.

Everyone exited the bus except me!

I didn’t know the staff “dropped” me off on the bus.

I got up and tapped the floor of the bus with my cane until someone rescued me.

Staff brought me to the gate and I immediately boarded the plane to Vermont!

We need to be assertive when we fly!

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 Deaf Protest, this weekend in Washington, DC,
is a success

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DeafHistory:

Year 1869 – Thomas Widd, a deaf man, founds the Mackay
School for the Deaf, a fact not acknowledged by the
school until just recently! They credited a hearing
man for establishing that school.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

500

approximately the number of participants at
the Deaf Protest rally taking place in
Washington, DC this weekend

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Sydney Bello, a junior, is a member of the women’s
swimming team at Azusa Pacific University

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

deaf Euro-basketball legend Miha Zupan gives
a signed video about a basketball game

https://twitter.com/search?q=deaf%2C%20basketball&src=typd&lang=en

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DeafSports Library:

a crazy scene at a past national deaf softball tournament

http://deafdigest.com/a-crazy-scene-at-national-deaf-softball-tournament/

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DeafDigest – 07 September 2015

DeafDigest Blue – September 6, 2015

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Kenyan deaf education officials have said interpreter
shortage is a serious issue.

The New Zealand deaf community is asking that the
human rights commission order TV captions of the
upcoming Rugby World Cup matches, the #1 event
among these sports loving natives. It is akin to
the Super Bowl not being captioned!

Australia says no to Gaye Prudence Lyons, a deaf woman,
that wants to serve on the jury, saying laws do not
permit it. Deaf Community is upset.

The Staples Mill Amtrak station in Virginia has been
accused for discriminating against a deaf passenger.
He was not able to catch his name on the public
announcement and no one cared to alert him of
his turn to come to the window.

Samsung is improving on its captioning technology
in Europe in order to make TV watching enjoyable
for deaf Europeans as well as for deaf tourists
from USA.

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HOTEL TV SETS, HALF FINE, HALF NOT
DeafDigest editor went on vacation for almost
two weeks and stayed at several hotels.
Half of the hotels had TV sets that were easy
to turn on captions. Other half had TV sets that
were very difficult to turn on captions.
It all depends on the TV brand. Some brands
are so easy – other brands very difficult.

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

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How important are agencies serving the deaf?

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-service-agencies-importance/

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NOT REALIZING IT IS SIGN LANGUAGE FOR DEAF
DeafDigest editor and his wife were chatting in ASL
at a restaurant.
The waiter saw both of them chatting in ASL and
thought it was HSL – Hearing Sign Language!
He was really shocked to realize that HSL was
really ASL.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/waiter-shocked-at-deaf-asl/

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Journey Through Deaf Texas

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

interpreting for a deaf client that does not know sign language,
does not know how to lipread, and is clueless as far as body
language pantomime is concerned; and even worse – does not
have command of the English language

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“How do you write that so fast?”

In order to achieve the speed necessary to caption at over 200 words
per minute, stenocaptioners write whole syllables or words in a
single stroke. They stroke multiple keys at one time, much like a
chord on a piano.

This is different from someone typing on a computer keyboard, who is
typing one letter at a time. The captioner uses his or her left hand
for initial consonants, the thumbs for vowels, and the right hand for
final consonants.

If we look at the word “sat,” the “S” would be stroked with the left
hand. The “A” would be stroked with the thumb. The “T” would be
stroked with the right hand. All of these keys would be depressed at
the same time, not one letter at a time.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people accidentally spelling the word deaf as
death!

(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 point at menu and waiter forgets his reading glasses

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

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DeafLaw

Australian law does not recognize the rights of
the deaf to serve on the jury

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Hurricane Katrina has impacted all of us badly. And
Louisiana School for the Deaf, in Baton Rouge, is rising
to the occasion by opening its doors.
The school is housing students, teachers and interpreters
that have lost their homes and have no place to stay. This
group also includes mainstreamed students from New Orleans.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Tony Wallace, who departed
us tragically last week.

A NTID/RIT graduate and hard of hearing, he served as a police
officer in Hoonah, Alaska, a town of 800 people 40 miles away
from Juneau.

He and a fellow police officer was shot to death while making
a police call at a residence.

At NTID/RIT, he was an All-American wrestler. And as police
officer he conducted several classes to teach the police
on how to deal with the deaf.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

An article in the Scientist magazine said that
hard of hearing people uses much more energy
than the deaf. Reason is struggling to catch
every spoken word.

Well, what about deaf lipreaders? Do they use a lot
of energy trying to catch each lipread word?

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DeafDigest – 06 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 6, 2015 morning

 

 

— judge scolds unemployment insurance board

A deaf British man, applying for unemployment insurance,
was 10 minutes late for his hearing two years ago. As a
result, he lost his one month of unemployment money.
He appealed, saying that communication problems prevented
him from knowing the exact time he was supposed to show up.
The appeal dragged on for two years before the judge was
finally able to hear his case. The judge scolded the
unemployment board for playing games with the deaf man
and restored one month of umemployment pay for him.

 
— Netflix mix up between captions and subtitles

In some movies, Netflix only shows captions; other
movies, it shows subtitles. Yes, with some movies,
it gives you a choice of subtitles or captions.
The problem is that both look the same; you may
not know the difference. With the movie “Tasting
Menu” the subtitles (which looked like captions)
left off some dialogue. One has to change the
option to captions, and the missing dialogue
was shown. Never an easy life with Netflix
which fought us over captions in the past,
and in which mouse must be used to avoid
captions/subtitles from being blocked!

 

 

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

 

8/30/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 06 September 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf know body language” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//deaf-know-body-language.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy this video with captions“]

DeafDigest – 05 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 5, 2015 morning

— a deaf organization operates a lottery

A deaf organization operating a lottery? Illegal?
No, Deaf West Theatre is operating a lottery called
ASL ticket lottery. It takes place two hours before
each performance. Lucky deaf winners will be able
to sit in the front row seats for just $35.00 each.
$35.00 is a bargain compared to these $150-$200 tickets
for other Broadway plays. Play is Spring Awakening.

 

— an amazing deaf athletic feat

Scott Williams was awarded a Black Belt in taekwondo.
It is amazing because he is deaf and blind. He was
given this honor at a taekwondo studio in Crestview,
Florida.

 

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
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DeafDigest – 05 September 2015

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

DeafDigest – 05 September 2015

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

DeafDigest – 04 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 4, 2015

 

— New York law firm captions its commercials

The William Mattar Law Offices, located in New
York’s bigger cities, has this motto –
Helping People, It’s What We Do. And they
have just started to caption their commercials.
This is great – but – one more thing – when
deaf clients come in, will there be interpreters?
And if so, who pays for these interpreters?

 

 

 

— legislator uses ASL to introduce a bill

James Gallagher, not deaf, has 2 deaf brothers.
As a California legislator (Yuba City) he
used ASL to introduce an appropriate bill –
Senate Bill 210 to establish educational
standards for deaf students.

 

 
— hope the small town does not hate the deaf

Colonie, NY is a small town of some 82,000
people. A small business building was bulldozed
by a deaf driver of a pick up truck. For some
reason the deaf driver lost control and ran off
the road and smashed through the business building.
Everything in the building was lost. The owner
is very upset about it, but is trying to relocate
and to set up the business again. He is well known
in the community. Hopefully it may not cause
hatred of the deaf among these people. Hearing
people also have horrible auto accidents.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 4, 2015 morning

 
— a description of hockey player’s deafness

Mackenzie Stewart, a pro hockey player in the Vancouver
Canucks system, was born deaf. A newspaper said:

was born deaf and needed several surgeries as a child
to restore his hearing

This comment is vague. Did he have CI implants?
Take off his CI’s, he is deaf. Or the surgeons did
magic to his ears to make him permanently hearing?

 

 
— a deaf house making it with the National Registry

A deaf house making it with the National Registry.
Not talking about Gallaudet, but of a personal
residence. A house in Anamosa, Iowa, made it.
Years ago it was the house of Edmund and Mary Ann
Booth (1840-1849), the town’s first frame house.
A bit of history on Edmund, an amazing deaf man –
school teacher in Connecticut, gold prospector,
newspaper editor, founder of Iowa School for the
Deaf. The Booths signed ASL – and as a matter of
cruel irony, the son, Frank Booth, as the
superintendent of Nebraska School for the Deaf,
hated ASL and forced oral education on his
students!

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 03 September 2015

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— an amazing deaf motorcycle rider

Reg Imray is deaf and has been riding motorcycles since
the age of 17. He has never had an accident and has owned
over 170 motorycles during these years. He has also
raced cars while also racing motorcycles at local
tracks. Why is it a big deal? Reg, who is from
Exmouth in Great Britain, is 93 years old – and still
riding motorcycles!

 
— deaf survivors of the World War II bombing

The A-Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in an effort
to end World War II by forcing Japan to surrender.
How did the deaf survive the bombing? Nearly 170
deaf people were trapped during the bombing.
They suffered life-long radiation burns.
They had hard lives, basically in isolation.
What about the hearing? They were helped
by a support system that was not open to
the deaf because of communication issues!
Very sad.

 
— ASL smileys

We see smileys all the time in emails – happy,
sad, wink, thumbs up, etc. Deaf Smileys (such
as I Love You)? Apparently none, and this is
why the Oregon Association of the Deaf is
working on establishing Deaf Smileys. The
Unicode Consortium has the final say to
accept or reject new smiley proposals.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 03 September 2015

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— a routine traffic stop leads to no-interpreter lawsuit

A drunk deaf driver in Arkansas was stopped by the
police. It happened three years ago. The charges
were DUI, careless driving and driving too close.
The cops took the car away and the driver was jailed
overnight. Three years later this week, this deaf
driver has filed a lawsuit because of no interpreter
and no written notes, nor acknowledgement of driver’s
deafness. DeafDigest is not saying who is right and
who is wrong, but – if the driver was too drunk
to communicate, then it may be possible that the
cops would have no way of knowing that he is deaf?

 
— role of deaf in a jury

A jury is supposed to listen to the court proceedings
and then to decide if the defendant is innocent
or guilty. An attorney pointed out one fact –
that a jury should be neutral and balanced with
people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and
various disabilities. A deaf person would be
a perfect part of this neutral and balanced
group.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 02 September 2015

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— a deaf relay dental device

What is a Deaf Relay Dental Device? At the dental
suites of deaf dentist Steven Rattner (suites at
College Park, MD and Gaithersburg, MD) there is
a deaf relay dental device. It is in red color,
shaped like the famous Maryland Crab, and is
of rubber foam, that one can squeeze with it.
Why is it in the dental offices? When Rattner’s
staff do intensive dental work on some of the
patients (both deaf and hearing), the assistants
give them these foam device to squeeze with. When
they squeeze they think less about the pain!
Deaf Relay? These foams were distributed by
Maryland Relay as a promotional gimmick,
and Rattner grabbed a bunch for his suites!

 

 
— established a deaf school and denied credit

Could a deaf person establish a school for the deaf
and to be denied credit for it? It happened to
Thomas Widd. He established the Mackey School
for the Deaf in Montreal in 1869, but the credit
was given to someone else, who was famous but
really did nothing to establish the school.
Recently, the school did something about it –
to give Thomas Widd his righful credit!
It was an embarrassment that everyone overlooked
for so many years.

 

 

 

— a presidential candidate mocks the deaf

No, not Donald Trump this time. It was
Lindsey Graham, South Carolina senator,
who wants to run for the presidency. At
a rally in New Hampshire, a deaf man
showed up (without an interpreter). Graham
looked at him and made a comment that deaf
people may be weak!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 02 September 2015

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— A special Girl Scout honor

 

Samantha Tanner, not deaf, Kutztown, PA, earned a Gold
Award with the Girls Scouts. Her project was researching
and putting into a scrapbook, these newspaper articles
about the deaf in advocacy in Berks County. Her articles
dated way back to 1967.

 

— a sign language person

Kimberly Stangarone is the campus poliec officer at
the J.L. Long Middle School, East Dallas, TX. That
school has many deaf students, a fact that did not
escape her attention. What did she do? Learn sign
language in order to communicate with them. Yes,
these deaf students were thrilled.

 

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DeafDigest – 01 September 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 1, 2015

 
— Deaf vendor featured in a big Los Angeles hearing party bash

Coming up in Los Angeles is the BBQ + Brew + Musical
parties every Thursday night this month. It features
different vendors that serve their own specialty food and
drinks. One vendor is Deaf Man’s BBQ. The owner and the
BBQ brewer is Rasool. He is deaf. You can see his
BBQ bottles at:
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— learning about deaf from Switched at Birth

Switched at Birth is back. Hearing people that know nothing
about the deaf learn a lot just by watching this program.
An example is thinking deaf can’t drive because of their
deafness. But when the deaf characters on the program
drive cars, then hearing people realize how wrong
their thinking was. Not just driving cars, but many
other things that hearing people think deaf cannot do!

 

 
— long time deaf nurse not allowed to take classes to get promotion

Shirley Parrott-Corpus, who is deaf and is a licensed practical
nurse, wanted to take classes at Terra State Community College
(Ohio) to earn credits to become a Registered Nurse. The
college said no, because of her deafness. As a result, she
has filed a discrimination law suit. The college says
she must hear to become a Registered Nurse whereas
she does not have to hear to continue as a licensed
practical nurse. This is interesting because we have a
number of deaf physicians that treat hearing patients.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 01 September 2015

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— small town hearing people unaware of deaf needs

Danville, Kentucky is a small town, where just about
every other hearing person knows a deaf person –
thanks to the location of Kentucky School for the
Deaf. But these hearing people assume all deaf people
are happy with VRI services at the Boyle County
medical facility. They have been dismissive of the
preference of deaf patients for live interpreters
as oppposed to the VRI. As a result, there are
hurt feelings everywhere in the town!

 

 
— an interesting CI issue in India

more deaf people of India are getting implants –
and this leads to a big issue. Should the CI
people use sign language to communicate with
the non-CI deaf people! It is not an issue
in USA but it is becoming one in India.

 
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