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DeafDigest – 31 October 2015

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WORDS HEARING PEOPLE AVOID
Many hearing people avoid using words about the
disabled.
For example, about the blind people, hearing people
say “he uses a service dog.”
About people that can’t walk, hearing people
say “he uses a wheelchair.”
About the deaf, hard to find a perfect word!

DeafDigest – 31 October 2015

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SAME OLD STORY: HONORING DEAF BUT NO JOB OFFER
DeafDigest editor hates this same old story –
that a deaf person would be honored by hearing
people – such as graduating from hearing college,
winning Deaflympics gold medal, saving somebody
in a house fire, etc.
But when the deaf person needs a job, the
hearing people don’t give it to him.

DeafDigest – 31 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 31, 2015 morning

— deaf Lyft driver accused of kidnapping a hearing passenger

A deaf Lyft driver in San Francisco picked up the
hearing passenger, being instructed to do so by the
Lyft dispatcher. The passenger didn’t know the driver
was deaf, and attempted to give him instructions.
But when the driver took the “wrong” turn, the
passenger panicked and jumped out of the car, breaking
her ankle. The cops arrived and the passenger accused
the driver of kidnapping her. Cops investigated and
said it was a misunderstanding. The deaf driver was not
charged. In the meantime, the panicked passenger is now
limping with a broken ankle. Will she sue Lyft? Probably!

 

 

— America’s Next Top Model or Switched at Birth

Nyle DiMarco was faced with a choice, participating in
America’s Next Top Model or acting in Switched at Birth.
How did he make the decision? He didn’t; his dog did!
Was Nyle joking? This is the story he told a media
interviewer. Possibly it meant Nyle didn’t want to
leave his dog alone if he flew to the coast to do
the Switched at Birth filmings!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 30 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 30, 2015

— deaf man said he felt threatened

Matthew Pocci, who is the defendant in the San Diego’s
infamous Zombie Parade automobile accident, testified
in the court case. He said he felt threatened when the
crowd jumped on his car and rocked it. A witness
told the court the crowd was theatening. Even
when he honked the horn, trying to move the car
slowly, the crowd wouldn’t move out of the way.

His picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-driver-that-felt-threatened/

 

 

— lucky deaf immigrant

Manuel Ordonez-Quino, a deaf immigrant, is a lucky
person. He was sitting in his cell in El Paso, TX,
awaiting deportation to Guatemala. He reportedly
agreed to leave USA. The immigration attorneys
argued that he did not understand English, and
the only language he knew was Quiché, a language
spoken in Spanish-speaking Guatamela. He could
not understand the charges in English and just
nodded his head. The immigration officials
agreed and allowed him to stay in USA!

 
— a 7 Up TV commercial

Pretty soon, but not sure when, a 7 Up TV commercial
will feature deaf people enjoying the music at a
dance scene. The commercial shoot will be taking
place next week. So, if you catch a 7 Up commercial,
be on the alert.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 30 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 30, 2015 morning

— homeless deaf woman wins interpreter rights

Grace Ihetu, a homeless deaf woman fought the New York
City system to obtain interpreters, not only for
herself, but for her other homeless deaf friends.
And as a huge reward, she was given a home, with
a roof over her head for her family.

 
— a possible special watch for deaf

A group of engineers at School of Engineering of
Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic have come up
with a special watch that is supposed to help
the deaf. It will vibrate during fire alarms, car
horns and police sirens.

 
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DeafDigest – 29 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 29, 2015

— talking to hearing person with captions

Please look at the picture and decide if you like it
or hate it?

http://deafdigest.com/captions-to-love-or-to-hate/

 

 

— Deaf Halloween

Halloween is an annual festival that many people,
both deaf and hearing, participate – all for just
fun and games. What about Deaf Halloween?
Freddy Krueger’s “Nightmare on Elm Street” has
one deaf theme. An enemy wanted to get rid of
Carlos. He was given a hearing aid, but instead
it was a “noise machine” that messed him up!

 
— A football coach given a bath

It is a tradition that the football team which
wins the game would give the winning coach a
Gatorade bath. All coaches know it and they
cannot avoid it. Well, the football coach
at Louisiana School for the Deaf is
Susan Gremillion. It is rare for a woman to
coach a football team. So, did her team
dunk her with Gatorade after each win?
Yes, they did!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 29 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 29, 2015 morning

 

— to cancel SKY or to keep SKY

SKY is a British telecommunications company, which
offers “everything” – telephone, cable and
internet. Many British people hate SKY for one
reason – monthly costs are very expensive. But
for a hearing man, he is stuck! He said
his wife is deaf and watches a lot of SKY
programs that are subtitled. If he cancels
to save money, then his wife will be unhappy!

 
— body language during court trial

The Zombie Walk automobile accident trial
in San Diego is going on, involving a
deaf driver. An expert witness has been
called to the stand. He analyzed the body
language of the parade participants to
see if they were the reason for the
accident taking place! If the deaf driver
is guilty, he faces 3 years in jail. So,
the body langauge testimony may be
important.

 

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DeafDigest – 28 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 28, 2015

 

— deaf landlady winning $750,000

Diana Williams is deaf and is a landlady in New York
City. She had a problem with a tenant and it
escalated. Police arrived and arrested her, and
placed her in jail overnight – without an
interpeter and without an explanation of why was
she arrested. Even though she was released next
morning with no charges, she was very upset about
this overnight ordeal, which happened in 2011.
She then filed a lawsuit – and won $750,000
as a settlement.

Her picture is at:
http://35.182.75.222/diana-williams-vs-city-of-new-york/

 
— a last minute CART assignment

Kelly Burwell, a deaf resident of Urbana, Illinois,
was summoned for jury duty. An interpreter was
arranged for her, but never showed up! In such
cases, the deaf juror would be excused from duty
– but the judge did something interesting.
He asked Laurie Workman, a court reporter, to
become the last-minute CART operator! Normally
court reporting and CART are two different
things even though the computer keyboard is
the same. Luckily Laurie was able to an
acceptable job to the satisfaction of the
deaf juror.

 

 

— teaching the deaf to vote

The Singapore Association for the Deaf wanted
to teach the deaf how to vote in the national
elections. What did that organization do?
Produced 109 diffferent videos, each explaining
what to vote, how to vote and why to vote, etc!
Admittedly DeafDigest is surprised at that
many videos.

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 28 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 28, 2015 morning

— a trick Google question

when people apply for jobs at Google, this company only
wants to hire the best. To screen out applicants who don’t
qualify, the human resources people will ask trick questions.
One such trick question asked in the past is:

You want to design a phone for deaf people; how do you do it?

Would Robert Weitbrecht, the father of the TTY, be able to
answer that question?

 
— another India-Pakistan deaf trade

So much have been written up about Geeta, that overlooked
is the story of a deaf woman, held in India for many years,
wanting to go back to her home town in Pakistan. She is
42 years old and has serious mental illness issues.
Years ago, she was picked up by police and they
had her committed to a home in India. Now she wants
to come back home!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 27 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 27, 2015

— a very shocking poster

this poster is self explanatory. You have to see it
for yourself!

http://deafdigest.com/shocking-poster/

 

— prosecutor says deaf driver was frustrated and impatient

The trial opened yesterday of a deaf driver accused of
driving through the San Diego’s Zombie Walk parade,
and hitting a woman. The prosecutor said the driver
was not threatened but was just frustrated and impatient.
He was at the Comic con convention to help the deaf
and then went to his car to drive home. But his car
was trapped when the Zombie Walk parade participants
blocked it. His attorney said the prosecutor is wrong.

 

— a deaf bribe between India and Pakistan

The Geeta tale never stops, always a different story
every day. The latest story was that India bribed
Pakistan’s EDHI Foundation $155,000 to release Geeta
after taking her of her for about 13-15 years!

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DeafDigest – 27 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 27, 2015 morning

— honoring an old time deaf tradition

The long time tradition at Gallaudet, the Rat Funeral
held to celebrate the end of the students’ freshman
year, has been praised by Simon J. Bronner, a professor
of American studies and folklore at Pennsylvania
State University-Harrisburg. He said college
traditions are an important part of college culture.

 
— sign language or German or French

Which is more preferable, learning sign language or
learning German or French. A survey in Great Britain
said that hearing people would prefer to learn
sign language.

 

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DeafDigest – 26 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 26, 2015

 
— a female deaf chef wins Best Chef contest

The American entry in the International Deaf Chef
contest did not win. The winner is Unnur Pétursdóttir,
from Iceland. She is the top chef at the Lava
restaurant at the Blue Lagoon in South Iceland.

Her picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-world-best-deaf-chef/

 

— wrong, wrong, wrong says 9-year old deaf girl

Ammarah Mahmood is nine year old deaf girl from
a mid-sized British town. Learning very well the
grammatical lessons in her classes, she took
pictures of posted town signs that had these
grammatical errors. Such errors were: Happy
Holiday’s, No Drink’s Allowed, Pie’s, Sandwich’s,
Taxi’s, etc. She showed her shocked teacher these
pictures. Ammarah said “these are adults. I am
deaf and I am nine and I know the correct way
to use them.”

 

— updates on the never-ending Geeta tale

Geeta is returning home in India as a young woman, after
straying to Pakistan by mistake as a young girl. For
some reason Pakistan would not immediately return her
to India, having held her for some 13-15 years.
Three updates – she is rejecting the family that has
claimed her; DNA will be taken from her to look for
the perfect match among several parents that have claimed her;
and Geeta was inspired after watching the “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”
movie which portrayed a deaf Pakistan girl accidentally
straying to India! While Geeta is not born in
Pakistan, it didn’t matter to her. Once inspired,
she made demands to return to her homeland!

 
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DeafDigest – 26 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 26, 2015 morning

— difficult for the deaf to become a barber

Could a deaf person become a barber? Of course,
Deaf Scissors is the same as Hearing Scissors.
What makes it difficult is lack of training
courses in barbering! Take Japan as an example,
years ago many deaf schools offered barbering
courses. Times have changed and only just two
deaf schools right now offer these barbering
courses!

 
— dangers of lead

Overexposure to lead can lead to hearing losses.
This is a tragedy. People just didn’t realize
how dangerous is lead. But – surprise – lead
problems existed In Europe between 5th and
15th centuries! Anthropologists are beginning
to discover that wealthy Europeans had indoor
water piping in their homes. These pipes carried
lead – which also led to deafness as well as
with other health problems!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 October 2015

DeafDigest Gold – October 25, 2015

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Old Fogey – Ear Trumpet

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-class-cancelled/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-consulting/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-a-bar/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/student-proposes-new-hand-sign/

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Top stories about the deaf:

New York City reached settlement to provide services for
the deaf at homeless shelters.

Dan Farfaglia, not deaf, is hoping to win re-election
for a seat in Oswego County Legislature (New York).
He has served on the New York State Board for the Hearing Loss Association of America and also fought for
captions for the deaf at movie houses.

NTID involved with cyber security issues? Don’t know
but NTID has just co-hosted the New York Cyber Security and Engineering Technology Association Conference. Hope
contacts at the conference will lead to employment of
the deaf in the cyber security industry!

A deaf activist from Wales has tested the Welsh
Assembly web site and said that facts and information
about the deaf have been badly distorted – giving
viewers wrong impressions.

Ariele Belo, a deaf leader in Seattle, has been involved
with the design and planning of a special park for
people with disabilities, deaf included.

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RICH HEARING CONSULTANTS, POOR DEAF CONSULTANTS
Are hearing consultants rich and are deaf consultants
poor?
As an example, a hearing senator loses congressional
election, and is out of job. No worry. He becomes a
consultant and becomes a rich man with many consulting
contracts.
A deaf person loses a big job. He then becomes a
consultant. But will he become a rich man? No.
This is sad!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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pushing for more wireless deaf communications

http://deafdigest.com/pushing-for-more-deaf-wireless-communications/
(with picture)

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LOOKING AT PEOPLE AT THE BAR
A hearing person can enter the bar, sit down,
and just listen.
Examples are – a pro athlete discussing his new
contract with his agent; an author discussing his
new book with his book editor; a boyfriend telling
his girlfriend that it is time to break up, etc.
A deaf person knows nothing, and uses his eyes
to imagine things with them.

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unusual deaf street with picture and story

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Lip Reading nightmare

you are talking football with a hearing friend

you thought hearing friend said:
I am a resident

He actually said:
I am a Redskin

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Deaf Book of the Week

Hometown Heroes – Successful Deaf Youth in America

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-hometown-heroes/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— bar, owner

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Should we believe everything that we read in
the newspapers about Geeta, the deaf woman,
who accidentally crossed the border to Pakistan
years ago and was stuck in that nation for
13 years?

A. This story has so many twists and turns that
it is now impossible to believe anything at all!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

A Deaf event is to take place a 3 hour drive south of here.

My wife has gone to Canada and left her Canadian-born husband home.

One option is to take a train which is a 4 hour ride and the train schedule does not fit the event.

I used to jump in the car and drive to enjoy the event with others who are Deaf.

This is getting frustrating and hard on me and my DeafBlind friends.

Hey Google!  When will the “driver-less” car be ready for me to drive?

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 FCC improve on the way they “scold” TV
stations for not maintaining their captions.

as of right now, the procedure is time consuming.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1923 – famous deaf inventor Thomas A. Edison flew in
a hot air balloon and arrived at Reading, PA from his
lab in Menlo Park, NJ. It was a business trip to
study potential sites for ore mining. This venture
did not succeed.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

70 percent

of deaf people with hearing ear dogs have experienced
being blocked from entering stores and shops.
A survey in Great Britain disclosed this high
percentage.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Thomas Solowynsky, who is deaf, is a new member of the
baseball team at Southwestern Christian University
in Oklahoma. He is a freshman and has been practicing
fall baseball with the team.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Deaf MMA fighter Adam Evans has won the British
bantamweight title by defeating his opponent in
a first round TKO.

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DeafSports Library:

a group picture of the famed 1943 Gallaudet Iron Men

http://deafdigest.com/the-five-gallaudet-1943-basketball-championship-iron-men/

only one player is still living and it is player with jersey #9

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http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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DeafDigest – 25 October 2015

DeafDigest Blue – October 25, 2015

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/staff-meeting-with-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-three-hotel-worries/
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Top stories about the deaf:

Jacob Boothe, who is deaf, is the drummer with the Hallsville HS (Texas) band. He uses vibrations to
lead him on with the drum beats.

Saito Rie, a deaf Japanese woman, who was a former
night club hostess and currently a member of assembly,
is writing a book, titled – “Frankly – Note by writing assembly woman and her struggles”. Sorry, this book
is written in Japanese.

Deaf Hands @ Work has been established as a new agency
in Zaire, by a deaf man – goal is to find jobs for deaf people.

iPads are being offered to the deaf in Oregon by
the state Public Utility Commission – for them
to make ASL video calls.

The deaf community in Quad Cities (Illinois/Iowa)
has been impacted by shortage of interpreters.
It was a newspaper story in this area.

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ALWAYS THREE DEAF WORRIES IN HOTELS
Everytime a deaf person checks into a hotel room,
there are always three worries.
First worry – are TV captions working?
Second worry – are deaf devices working?
Third worry – is internet wi-fi working?

The third worry is always the worst worry
of all!

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

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

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A BAR WITHOUT TV CAPTIONS
In a Pennsylvania bar, DeafDigest editor asked
the bartender to turn on captions. The bartender
said he would.
He never did. The bar general manager felt bad
about it, and gave DeafDigest editor a free
dessert with his meal.
DeafDigest editor would rather watch captions
than to accept free dessert!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Lawsuit on no movie lyrics for deaf

more information – with a picture – at:
http://deafdigest.com/lawsuit-on-no-movie-lyrics-for-deaf/

NAD is not involved with this lawsuit, despite its heavy
involvement with other captioning lawsuits.

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a deaf student saying something in a college class
that makes the interpreter look foolish. A recent
example took place when the deaf student, with a
hard to spell last name, was asked by the clueless
professor to explain how to pronounce it during the
roll call

The deaf student, setting up the professor, slowly
signed in a casual manner:

“I’m deaf”

Privately muttered the interpreter “talk about higher
education. Shucks.”

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because court reporters, realtime captioners, and CART providers have embraced technology in order to make sure their profession remains in demand, they now rely on technology to do their job.

Just like many other professions, on a daily basis captioners depend on technology that functions properly. Their steno machines are no longer mechanical machines but are computers with intricate designs. They use laptop or desktop computers in order to translate their steno notes, and all the necessary programs must work in order to provide an accurate output.

There are modems, encoders, projectors, and other pieces of equipment that can malfunction. Captioners and the people working with them must be able to troubleshoot the problem quickly in order to make sure that everything that is being said is being recorded correctly.
If you see captioning errors, they may not be human error, but there are times when a computer or another electronic component malfunctions. As in other areas of modern society, one little computer glitch can cause big problems.

When gibberish appears on a computer monitor or a television screen, the court reporter, CART provider, or realtime captioner may be stroking all the right keys on the steno machine, but there may be a problem with a piece of equipment.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked – can deaf people scream if they
can’t talk!

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

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

— waiter wants to practice his ASL while you eat

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

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DeafLaw

In Tucson, Arizona, EEOC has filed a lawsuit against a support services provider for discriminating against job applicants.

The irony is that the company helps the disabled, yet
wouldn’t hire the deaf to help the deaf in need of
assistance!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Would a precedent lead to another precedent? Well,
the Ryanair, an aircraft carrier based in Europe,
has kicked out several groups of disabled, not deaf
yet, passengers.
What did Ryanair have to say about it? The airline
said:

Ryanair said it will not change its policy regarding
disabled passengers following its controversial decision
to eject nine blind or partially sighted passengers
from a flight from London to Italy last week. The carrier
said it limits the number of disabled or mobility-impaired
passengers to four per flight and claimed it was not
notified of the nine passengers’ condition. “It would have
been unsafe to allow a total of 12 disabled/reduced mobility
passengers to travel onboard the flight as we would have been
unable to attend to them in the case of an emergency
evacuation.”

Well, what if a 100-athlete European Deaflympic continent
flies to a venue to take part in the athletic events, would
it require 25 separate Ryanair trips?

(editor’s note: furor seems to have quieted down)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Because the state of Minnesota is broke, the state
Department of Human Services had to cut back. As
a result, the Rochester Service Center has been
closed. It was part of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Center branches.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There are pharmacies that post the list of
languages spoken by their translation services.
Yet ASL is not one of these languages.

Why?

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DeafDigest – 25 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 25, 2015 morning

— a deaf/hearing dinner conversation

Could deaf and hearing people have a dinner time
conversation without an interpreter? Good question,
but there is a wireless device that is being developed
that would convert voices to text, via real-time captions.
Not sure, though if it can convert ASL to voice. If it
cannot, then conversation becomes one-sided!

— pushing for a new hand sign

Matt Cerar, a graduate student at Utah State University,
is upset that the fans use the wrong hand sign to root
for their football, basketball and other teams. It is
a wrong hand sign because it refers to part of the
female anatomy. He has proposed a new hand sign that
resembles bull horns. Will he succeed?

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

10/18/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 25 October 2015

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

DeafDigest – 24 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 24, 2015 morning

— a bad review about the deaf

the Silent Labors Moving Services is a
deaf-owned moving company. See their ad on
the DeafDigest web site. Anyway this company
got a bad review – from a very senior citizen
customer, who complained that the movers were
deaf! Is there a difference between a Deaf Muscle
and a Hearing Muscle? No difference. Said
the angry owner – this customer is stupid!

 
— Canada Revenue Agency copies IRS bad attitude

Canada Revenue Agency, same as our IRS, has
this same bad attitude. IRS refuses to accept
relay calls from the deaf. Now Canada Revenue Agency
is doing the same thing. Mitchell LaFrance, who
is deaf, wanted to use a relay service to
communicate with the agency on a tax matter.
The Canadian agency refused to accept this
relay call, and LaFrance is very angry about it.

 
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
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10/18/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 24 October 2015

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”no deaf captions free dessert” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos//no-deaf-captions-free-dessert.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]” do enjoy watching this captioned video“]

DeafDigest – 24 October 2015

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

DeafDigest – 23 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 23, 2015

— the best deaf chef

Is Kevin Delbert the best deaf chef in the world?
He is an American, and is competing against seven
other deaf chefs from other nations right now
at the 2015 International Deaf Chef Competition
in Denmark. To take a look at Delbert’s unsmiling
face, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/2015-our-best-deaf-chef/

 

 

— a well known manufacturer is being honored

Ultratec, was noted first for its popular Superphone
TTY in the early eighties. Years later this company
came up with the CapTel Captioned Telephone. The
Madison Magazine (Wisconsin) just ran a piece on
honorees for its M List 2015: Social Innovation.
Among these praised honorees is Ultratec.

 
— the changing Broadway

The buzzword on the Broadway right now is diversity.
As part of the diversity theme, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening
play has been mentioned. The question behind this
diversity buzzword is – will it attract new audiences?
DeafDigest hopes it will.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 23 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 23, 2015 morning

— deaf to learn how to motorcycle

The National Motorcycle Safety Fund has set up
money for interpreters in motorcycle training
classes to help the deaf to learn these riding
skills. We do, however, have one deaf motorcycle
instructor – Louis Caplan. Not sure if he is the
only one or if there are others around.

— another honor for Marlee

Marlee Matlin will be the national ambassadors
for Kids’ Night on Broadway 2016. It was
announced by The Broadway League. It is to
encourage children to watch plays for free
when accompanied by an adult that pays full
price ticket. Marlee said it is a big honor
inasmuch as she dreamed, at the age of 7,
of being an actress.

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
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10/18/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 22 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 22, 2015

— good news for deaf TV fans

All TV sitcoms get canceled some day, but
for Switched at Birth, this series will continue
for another year. This was what the ABC Family
announced. This means the character played
by Katie LeClerc will get into more fights and
squabbles, like all young people do.

for a past Switched at Birth picture:
http://deafdigest.com/school-rebellion/

 
— in Japan, hard of hearing, yes; deaf, no

Japan’s National Police Agency made an announcement –
that hard of hearing individuals can obtain
taxi-driving and bus-driving licenses. Deaf? No,
because they do not use hearing aids. This was the
condition for getting the license. For sure, the
Japanese Federation of the Deaf is not going to like it.

 
— criminal gets away with it

Louise McDougall, not deaf, assaulted a deaf man in
Great Britain. He filed assault charges. This case
went to trial and the woman was freed – even though
everyone knew she assaulted the deaf man. Her
attorney protested that the deaf man “knew” the
sign language interpreter, and so, the interpreting
role cannot be made neutral! Would this happen
in USA? Many certified interpreters are well known
in the Deaf Community, yet they maintain neutrality.
Apparently British justice looks on it differently.

 

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DeafDigest – 22 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 22, 2015 morning

— Halloween unfriendly to deaf

Is Halloween itself friendly to deaf? Yes. But many hearing
Halloween theme places are not friendly to the deaf.
Same old issue – no interpreters, no captions, no
nothing, etc! Halloween themes at some schools
for the deaf are always-deaf friendly. An example
is Oregon School for the Deaf.

 
— YouTube Red and the deaf

Youtube is coming up with something new – paid subscription
service. The name of this service is YouTube Red. Since
it is so new, we have to wait and see if captions being
being used. This is what many deaf people are wondering.

 

 

past Mid-Week & morning editions:
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DeafDigest – 21 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 21, 2015

— Topps’ sports cards

Topps is well known for its cards – baseball, football, basketball,
hockey players, etc. And this company is coming up with special
cards that feature disabled athletes that have played professionally.
Two deaf baseball players are being featured – Dummy Hoy and
Curtis Pride.

for a picture of one past card:
http://35.182.75.222/unusual-baseball-card/

 

 

— hearing movies in sign language

Could a hearing movie be shown in sign langauge, instead of
captions? India is trying to come up with sign language to
tell the deaf what the actors are saying on the screen.
How is this possible? Sign language box at the bottom
corner of the screen or interpreter standing next to
the screen? Do not know!

 
— another Starbucks discrimination lawsuit

A couple of years back, a group of deaf people
in New York filed a discrimination lawsuit against
Starbucks. They are saying baristas wouldn’t serve
them coffee because of their deafness. Do not know
what has become of the lawsuit – but anyway
there is another one – a fired deaf employee, in
Arizona, has filed a job discrimination lawsuit.
To make a long story short, the women’s old supervisor
liked her and took care of her. The new supervisor
didn’t like her, and as a result, fired her,
saying her work weren’t up to standards.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
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DeafDigest – 21 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 21, 2015 morning

— deaf case goes through jury selection

DeafDigest has mentioned from time to time that
a deaf driver and his family were trapped in
their car in middle of a “Zombie Walk”
parade last year in San Deigo. Some of
the parade participants jumped on the
car and banged on the windows. Scared,
the deaf driver sped away and hit a
hearing bystander. This case, vehicular
felony, is going to trial this week,
hence the jury selection.

— deaf cannot legally consent

A newspaper in Orange County, CA ran a story
about a paramedic, explaining how he
tries to move patients to urgent care
centers instead of the hospital
emergency rooms. He was said to have made
a comment – that is shocking – that
the deaf couldn’t legally consent
(as to where he would be taken to).
Did the paramedic actually say it
or did the reporter make it up?

 

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

10/18/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 20 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 20, 2015

— what has become of Miss Deaf America Pageant winner

The National Association of the Deaf no longer sponsors
Miss Deaf America Pageant. What has become of Rachel C.
Mazique, one of the last Pageant winners? A Gallaudet
graduate herself, she has just taken a new position at
NTID as the instructional/support faculty member
in Department of Liberal Studies. Her job is to
teach writing. For her most recent picture:

http://deafdigest.com/one-of-last-miss-deaf-america-pageant-winners/

 

— India officially scolds its own sports organization

A couple of weeks back, there was a story that, because of
political infighting, deaf athletes representing India
at the Asia-Pacific Deaf Games, had to sleep on the streets.
And to add insult to this indignity, the Taipei government
seized their passports to ensure payment of bills. It is
official now – the India National Human Rights Commission
has scolded the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports,
demanding a detailed explanation of why it happened!

— script captions, yes; song captions, no

A class action suit has been filed against Disney, Fox,
Warner Bros, Paramount, Universal, Sony and Netflix.
While they would caption the movie scripts, they would
not caption the songs! What did the defendants have
to say about it? Nothing, apparently letting their
attorneys sort it all out.

 

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DeafDigest – 20 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 20, 2015 morning

— a surprise with Derrick Coleman

his suspension has been lifted by the Seattle
Seahawks. Will he play in the Thursday night
game? The doctors must clear him medically
first (concussion tests) just to be on the
safe side.

 
— deaf brother to stay, hearing sister to go away

Brother Vladimir Gongora is deaf. Sister Patricia
is hearing. They live with their parents in an
apartment in New York City. They came from El
Salvador, and they both crossed the border to
join their parents, already living in USA.
The U.S. immigration court is saying deaf
brother can stay but hearing sister must
go back. Both of them have been very
close and she is the only one in the family
able to communicate with him (via homemade
sign language). The family is fighting the
deportation order.

 
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DeafDigest – 19 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 19, 2015

— a magic hairpin to help deaf (picture)

Somebody invented a magic hairpin that is supposed
to help the deaf. With assistance of 3D printing
technology, a hairpin-looking device was built.
Inside that hairpin is a vibrator that converts
sound to help the deaf to hear better. We already
have as many as a dozen different vibrating
devices! A picture of the hairpin is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hairpin-helping-the-deaf/

 

 

— corporate executive has big deaf dreams

Eddy Chan left his job as marketing technology
officer with the Kimberly-Clark. His goal is
to create a start up company that will produce
high tech devices for the deaf. We will see
what he will come up with because we already
have hearing aids, flashing signalers, vibrators,
text-to-speech converters, speech-to-text-converters,
etc. We need something new, not a new mouse trap
supposedly to be better than the old mouse trap!

 

— still disappointed with Netflix captions

Netflix (and Amazon) are both supposed to offer
captions on all videos. Well, we need top quality,
perfectly placed captions. Is Netflix doing its
job? In some videos, captions flick on and flick
on so fast that if you blinked, you would miss it.
Also with other videos, the bottom task bar blocks
the captions, and sometimes it is impossible to
remove the task bar! Is bad captions better than
no captions at all?

 
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DeafDigest – 19 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 19, 2015 morning

— a cruel fake deaf news

A hearing person posted on a fake-news web site
that deaf people have short life spans, that
they will depart us at younger ages than the
hearing. But those with alert eyes will notice
the date of the posting – October 26, 2015!

 

— treating the blind different from treating the deaf

In South Africa, there was a short newspaper
commentary about the public treating the blind
differently from treating the deaf. The public
treats the blind with kindness. But the public
treats the deaf with utter scorn. This is why
the deaf have to overcome it in order to move
on in life.

 

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DeafDigest – 18 October 2015

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friends-network/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-avoid-fast-food/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-class-cancelled/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/sign-language-flower/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
are saying they have developed a new computer program
that can predict the success, or failure, of implants
on young deaf children.

Action on Hearing Loss, a British organization, ran a
survey, asking deaf people if they would switch
providers just to get TV captions. This organization
claimed two-thirds of the deaf would switch.

The Japanese city of Osaka-shi has a law that allows
hearing ear dogs to enter a restaurant. Yet it did not
prevent a restaurant owner from blocking a deaf woman
with her hearing ear dog. What was the owner’s excuse:
I didn’t know there was a law!

California governor Brown has signed into law
Senate Bill 210 which requires the California
Department of Education to set up guidelines
for tracking of deaf students in English
development (reading and writing).

St Mary’s School for the Deaf (Buffalo, NY) has
won the Faye Biles Education award from the
American Heart Association for its work with the
Jump Rope for Heart event. There are 30,000 schools in the US that participate in this event and only 10
are selected each year as recipients

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DEAF AVOIDS FAST FOOD PLACES
A deaf person avoids fast food places. He is
tired of immigrant sandwich makers asking him
“do you want ketchup” or “do you want salt” or
“what bread do you want”, etc.
Hard to read immigrants’ lips. This is why
the deaf person prefers to eat at sit down
restaurants where he can just point to the menu.

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

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NTID associate dean Kathryn Schmitz winning an award

for story and picture:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-schmitz-deaf-wins-ntid-award/

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HEARING STUDENTS WANT ASL BUT DON’T WANT TO TAKE CLASSES
At one hearing college, there was a petition to
start new ASL class for foreign language credit.
Many students signed the petition. The college
administration agreed to set up a new ASL class.
But this ASL class was cancelled. Why? Only
five students signed up for that class!

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

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Lip Reading nightmare

a deaf football fan and a hearing football fan
were discussing college football teams

deaf fan thought hearing fan said:
Olympics

hearing fan actually said:
Ole Miss

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Deaf Book of the Week

The Feel of Silence

by Bonnie Poitras Tucker

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-the-feel-of-silence/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— warden, prison

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What is the big challenge for the few successful
deaf entrepreneurs?

A. We have had some successful deaf entrepreneurs
in the hearing marketplace – but they only last
few years before disappearing! Too much hearing
competition?

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

When I want to attend future events, the event organizers are great and not so great!

I had to file a complaint about one specific organization who I requested DeafBlind interpreter support from and they said “We don’t provide personal services”.

Requesting interpreter service for the DeafBlind for a community event?

That is not a “personal service”!

It is simply access to communication tactile American Sign Language.

Finally this organization decided to allow interpreter services for the DeafBlind.

This is great.  Their decision?  I will be allowed to attend two programs while my Deaf friends go to 4!

I told them “no thanks”.  This is not equal access!

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 FCC improve on the way they “scold” TV
stations for not maintaining their captions.

as of right now, the procedure is time consuming.

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DeafHistory:

Year 2013 – a group of deaf auto racing fans founded
Deaf NASCAR. They get together once a year at
a major NASCAR event

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

0 (zero)

schools for the deaf in the small nation of
Liechtenstein. The few deaf children that
live in that nation cross the border to
attend a school for the deaf in Switzerland.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Claire Fitzpatrick, a freshman, is a member of
the women’s soccer team at University of
Scranton

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Jamie Clarke is a lower level British minor league soccer
player, playing for the Littleton Football Club.

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DeafSports Library:

deaf people as ticket sellers at a big soccer game?

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ticket-sellers-at-soccer-stadium/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/well-known-non-athletic-deaf-actor-with-basketball/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Are there deaf children among child laborers in
India? Unfortunately, yes. There was a picture
of a deaf child collecting debris at a mine
in Jharkhand.

A newspaper reported that deaf children in
Ireland do not have access to Irish Sign
Language.

A complaint in 2011 goes ahead against the
Illinois Department of Corrections for not
providing interpreters for deaf prisoners.
The federal judge made the ruling allowing
the case to go ahead.

Activists in Japan are embarking on a campaign
to establish 24 hours relay service for the
deaf. The Nippon Foundation only offered it
for a short time before shutting it down
few years ago.

According to a British survey, seven out of every
ten deaf people with hearing ear dogs have
been refused entry in stores in one shopping
district.

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INTRODUCTION ALWAYS SAYS HE IS DEAF
It never fails. A company hires a new hearing employee.
He is introduced to everyone by the boss.
The boss introduces him to the deaf employee, but always
says:

he is deaf

Why not the boss shut up and let the new employee find
out for himself?

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

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RIT/NTID earns NSF grant for deaf students interested in sign-language research

to read story and look at picture:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-sign-langauge-grant/

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STAFF MEETING WITHOUT INTERPRETER
A deaf person is employed in a small company
(under 15 employees).
ADA only covers companies with more than 15
employees.
That company asked for a staff meeting to
discuss important issues. But the company
cannot afford to pay for the interpreter.
The boss wrote a strict outline on paper
on issues to be discussed during the staff
meeting. And hearing employees must follow
the script, and cannot go off the point.
During that staff meeting, the deaf employee
was able to follow the outline.
This is not the best way but better than
nothing!

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

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Gallaudet’s plans to tear down the 6th Street wall

for story and picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-hopes-to-tear-down-campus-wall/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked –

do deaf clients understand your sign language?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Have you ever seen a captioning error and said, “Wow, that’s funny”?  Or have you been angry or annoyed?

When a television broadcast or an event is being captioned “live,” mistakes are going to happen. Realtime captioners are only human, and even if they caption with 99% accuracy, that still means that there will be 1 word out of 100 that will be wrong.

It is important that we educate ourselves on what an acceptable amount of mistakes would be and realize that those may not be able to be avoided. However, we must also be aware of what is unacceptable captioning. If there are too many errors, it definitely is not humorous, and it should be reported to the people in charge of the captioning.

If you are watching a television show that is not being broadcast “live” and has been prerecorded, that is a different story. There should not be any errors in the captioning. The time should be taken to correct any captioning errors before the show is broadcast. Unfortunately, to save money, some broadcasters allow captioning errors on shows that are prerecorded. Complaints should be made to the people in charge. If they do not take steps to correct the issues, a complaint should be made to the FCC.

Let the broadcasters know that someone is watching the captioning. Give them feedback for great captioning as well as poor captioning. Even if they may not seem responsive, it helps to let them know that people do care and that they are watching the captioning.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people that think deaf people do not laugh!

(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

— waitress coming to your table every five minutes

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

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DeafLaw

A deaf woman, offered a job as Plasma Technician
only to have it withdrawn because of her deafness,
has filed a job discrimination lawsuit. She lost
in district court but appeals judge ruled that
the court case must proceed.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Chicago Sky, an expansion team in Women’s NBA,
has hired Mike Fischer, a deaf man. He will be
charting game plays and game tapes on the computer
for review by the team coaches.
Mike had been performing same chores for
the University of Minnesota women’s team and
for Houston Comets for the past several years.

editor’s note: Mike has since then moved on to
other endeavors

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Nina Falaise, deaf all her life, was written up in a
British newspaper that profiled her long career in
ballet, both as performer and as instructor. As a
child she auditioned for a role at the Royal Ballet
School and was turned down, not because of her skills
but because of her deafness. It did not stop her from
a career in her chosen profession.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Is it possible that captioned films shown on TV,
being re-run frequently, will wear out and eventually
lose these captions?

Hallmark movie re-runs have seen captions either
disappear or get corrupted!

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DeafDigest – 18 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 18, 2015 morning

— deaf or Deaf becomes a new debate among the hearing!

There are deaf people that prefer the lower case d and
there are other deaf people that prefer the upper case D.
This decades-long debate has attracted the attention
of hearing people! There was a discussion with the
Chronicle of Higher Ed publication people as to whether
to give the deaf a d or a D!

 

 

— an international society honors a deaf invention

The Kairos Society encourages young entrepreneurs
to come up with something new. And at the recent
banquet, one deaf invention was honored – a
personal captioning app. Not sure if this app
will clean out these garbles but this is besides
the point!

 
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DeafDigest – 18 October 2015

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DeafDigest – 17 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 17, 2015 morning

— a first-time election TV program in Canada

A first in Canada is ASL-signed TV program taking place
today! It is an interpreted interview covering the upcoming
Canadian election. In USA when Donald Trump says something,
we want to know what he is saying – the same as with the
Deaf Canadians with their own election!

 
— yet another Geeta surprise

The drama in India with deaf Geeta accidentally crossing
over the border and held by the Pakistan government for
some 15 years never stops to surprise us. It was learned
today that while being held in Pakistan, and hoping for
return to India some day, she has been a married mother
of a son! This was something that newspapers didn’t mention
for the past six months. Already, Bollywood producers
are talking about a movie based on her life (Bollywood
is India Hollywood)

 
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DeafDigest – 17 October 2015

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DeafDigest – 17 October 2015

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DeafDigest – 16 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 16, 2015

— Derrick Coleman’s mess reminds of a famous deaf person

Derrick Coleman is in a big mess. Seattle Seahawks
suspended him. Not easy to be deaf and famous.
At one time, a deaf singer was famous, #1 in the
world. Elvis Presley copied the deaf singer’s
stage movements. All of a sudden, he disappeared,
no longer famous (so many health, legal and personal
problems). Who was that famous deaf singer?

http://deafdigest.com/famous-deaf-singer/

Derrick and Deaf Singer, Both famous – both into problems!

Very sad.

 

 

— ASL in pharmacies

Why is ASL important in drug stores, while picking up
medicine? Many people have problems understanding
medicine instructions that pharmacists have to
spend a lot of time explaining what to do and what
not to with these medicines. More doctors’ offices
have interpreters. Not so with these drug stores!
This was an issue an advocate wrote in a newspaper
story.

 
— deaf person to fake being hearing

Many deaf people are forced to fake being hearing. It
is awkward when a hearing person traps you in the
corner of a room and talks your head off, and you
cannot lipread his locked lips! How to fake
being hearing? Use facial expressions, show fake
laughter or fake sorrow, copying the speaker’s
face. Not easy and not comfortable, though.

 

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DeafDigest – 16 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 16, 2015 morning

— another deaf-friendly apartment opens up

We seem to be getting more and more deaf-friendly
apartments in USA. The latest one to open up
is the DePaul Rochester View Apartments in
Rochester, NY. The building has 61 units and
the staff knows ASL.

 

— Amazon joins Netflix

Amazon has agreed to caption nearly 200,000
videos, thus joining Netflix in a small
group of providers offering this same
service. Just hope the quality of captions
is great – because DeafDigest editor gets
the feeling that Netflix captions are not
always that great!

 
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DeafDigest – 15 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 15, 2015

— finally able to recognize family after several months (picture)

Geeta, a deaf girl, who accidentally strayed over the border
to Pakistan, from India, 15 years ago, was not allowed to return
to her native nation. For the past several months, both nations
were involved in a legal and emotional tug of war regarding
her case. Pakistan agreed that she can return home only after
she is able to recognize her family. Many families came
forward, saying Geeta is theirs! Geeta continued to say
no after no with these “fake” families. Finally she
said yes to one family, saying it is hers and that she
recognizes. Pakistan has promised to send her home
real soon. Her picture is at:

http://35.182.75.222/a-lost-young-deaf-woman/

 

— Nyle at perfect time

Deaf model Nyle DiMarco is on the America’s Next Top Model
TV program at the right time. It was just announced,
that after 12 seasons, this program will be cancelled!
If he waited until next year, there may be no model
program on TV.

 
— deaf for Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is a hot Democratic candidate for
the presidency. Will he be nominated? Just have to
wait for the Democratic National Convention next
year. Deaf for Bernie Sanders? There is already
a group called – Deaf People for Bernie Sanders!
Possibly we may see other deaf groups behind other
presidential candidates?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 15 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 15, 2015 morning

— a bad lipreading video spoof

there was a video production of bad lipreading
in New Zealand. People were saying things that
the deaf thought what they said. All of them
wrong and all of them funny. The goal is
to show the New Zealand government that deaf
people need TV captions. Coming up soon is
the World Rugby World Cup on television but
not captioned. Deaf people are angry but
the government is not convinced they need
captions. This is the reason for the video
spoof on bad lipreading.

— masters thesis in sign language

Could a deaf person use ASL instead of
written English with his masters
thesis? In USA, no, but in Japan, a
deaf masters candidate is using
Japanese Sign Language! He has been
encouraged by his advisor to use
sign language. It is about a topic
in Social Work.

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DeafDigest – 14 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 14, 2015

— a fan given a 3-year ban (a picture)

Exeter City FC is a pro soccer team in Great
Britain. Few weeks ago this team played
against Hartlepool. The game was close
and exciting. Glen Mills, an avid fan,
was angry about a dirty play by an
opponent and shouted racial abuse at him.
The fans didn’t like it and told police
about it and he was arrested. The judge
banned him for three years from watching
Exeter City games! Mills is deaf, been
deaf since age of 5. A picture of him is at:

http://deafdigest.com/banned-deaf-soccer-fan/

 

 

— best and worst cities for employment of disabled

There was a survey by Wallethub, which rates cities
as best or worst in different categories for the
disabled. The 5 best cities for employment are:
Amarillo, TX, Fremont, CA, Huntington Beach, CA,
Oceanside, CA and Tacoma, WA. The five worst are:
Detroit, MI, Atlanta, GA, Augusta, GA, Stockton, CA
and Pembroke Pines, FL.

 
— hunger strike by a deaf person

A deaf woman has been on a hunger strike for nearly
10 days and so far she has lost over 11 pounds.
She is hoping to force a deaf school to change
from a hearing majority to a deaf majority
on its board of directors. What is interesting
is that she is staging her hunger strike over
thousand miles away from where the school
is located!

 

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DeafDigest – 14 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 14, 2015 morning

— a deaf person’s back that vibrates

Could a deaf person’s back vibrate? Yes, if the
Neosensory Inc is successful. This company feels
that when the vest vibrates, it will help the
deaf person to hear better. Will it? We’ve known
of deaf front vibrating vests, wrists that
vibrate, but now this – a vibrating back vest!

 

— no winner since Marlee Matlin

Marlee Matlin won an Oscar while she was a young
actress years ago. We have had many deaf actors
and actresses – but none of them have won an
Oscar in any category since then. This was the
debate brought up by a disabled movie activist.

 
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DeafDigest – 13 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 13, 2015

— illegal jobs in India

A continuing scandal in India is child labor. The nation
has laws that do not permit young children work. The
laws are ignored because of poverty forcing children
to work to help support their families. There is a
picture of a deaf child, looking for minerals
(used for powders, mascara and lipstitcks):

http://deafdigest.com/picture-child-labor-india/

 

 

— reason screenwriter creates deaf characters for TV

screenwriter Toby Whithouse was interviewed on the
topic of deaf characters. He said he was thinking
of a deaf character that could “lipread” but
realized he could do better than that – by having
them use sign language! He said that he is thrilled
when hearing audiences identify these deaf actors
as actors, not as deaf actors.

 
— deportation may ruin a legal career

Nasir Abdullah is deaf and has been living in
Great Britain for nearly 10 years. His goal is
to become an attorney. He has passed all his
law classes and has already earned a law degree.
For some reason the British Home Office told
him he cannot stay because of his deafness.
And the judge seems to favor the Home Office!

 

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DeafDigest – 13 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 13, 2015 morning

— be careful if you switch from old job to new job

A deaf man, from Tennessee, was working at his old job
but was offered a new job that paid better. He left
his old job and when he reported to his new job,
he was told it was never offered him in the first
place! It was an employment agency that made
the promise but backed out. After being unemployed
for one week, he was able to get placed in a new
job with assistance of another agency. He is now
wiser with these false agency promises!

 
— a dangerous hearing aid battery

There was a story this morning of lithium
hearing aid batteries being dangerous. It is
flammable, and also toxic, if accidentally
swallowed by small children!

 

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DeafDigest – 12 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 12, 2015

— the state with most deaf-friendly pizzerias

Which state has the most deaf-friendly pizzerias?
It is California, with just two pizzerias!

Two pictures of these deaf-friendly California
pizzerias at:
http://35.182.75.222/california-two-deaf-friendly-pizza-places/

 
— deaf contestant trying for top 5

Nyle DiMarco, a deaf model, is seriously in contention
for the Top 5 among the TV’s Top Model program. Will
he make it? There are 6 models remaining. The
newspaper prediction said:

DiMarco appears to be a strong contenter for the top prize

 

— a most important thing hearing audiences must understand

When hearing people in the audience watch a deaf play
(Deaf West’s Spring Awakening is an example), the
most important thing that they must understand is that
not every gesture is sign language. This was the
comment made by hearing choreographer Spencer Liff
told a reporter during an interview. This is important
because some hearing people gesture wildly, hoping
the deaf person will understand – and in almost all
cases, they don’t!

 

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DeafDigest – 12 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 12, 2015 morning

— Deaf Harassment or Deaf Hate

It is a big issue among deaf activists in Great
Britain – that police officers do not understand
the difference between Deaf Harassment and Deaf Hate.
If it is Hate, it is a crime and subject to arrest,
but if it is Harrassment, it is not a crime!

 
— Plasma job application discrimination case sent to jury

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned a deaf woman being
offered a job as a Plasma Technician and the job offer
being withdrawn when it was realized she was deaf.
She sued, but the employer won in district court.
She then appealed, and the decision is that this case
should go to jury. It has something to do with
deaf woman claiming blood plasma machines can be
outfitted with flashing signalers whereas the
employer disagreed! Anyway, the case is being
sent back to district court for the jury to decide.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 11 October 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Fogey – Meet Harry Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-meet-harry-deaf/

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This week’s ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friends-network/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf Aboriginal group in Australia gave a presentation
titled “Our rights, Our stories, Our business”.

Marja Brandon, the head of Pennsylvania School for
the Deaf, will be stepping down on June 30, 2916.
Brandon was on the job for four years.

Another deaf march in Washington, DC? Talk is that
a deaf march is coming up real soon, to protest
forced implants on deaf children. Details are
sketchy at this point.

The Floyd Medical Center (GA) reached agreement with
the Department of Justice to provide communication
services for deaf patients.

Has the heavy rain and flooding affected South Carolina
School for the Deaf and Blind. This school was closed
for that reason.

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RESTAURANT CONVERSATIONS
Many hearing people are nosey; they sit down at
restaurants, and listen hard for personal conversations
at next tables.
Deaf people? No luck!

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official Gallaudet press release on new president Cordano
with latest photo

http://deafdigest.com/official-gallaudet-new-president-press-release-with-photo/

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NETWORK OF FRIENDS – DEAF VS HEARING
A deaf person graduates from Gallaudet or NTID and
he has his own network of friends. Many of them are
teachers, social workers, government employees, etc.
A hearing person graduates from a college
and his network of friends are big shots – attorneys,
CEO’s, movie stars, millionaires, etc.
Hearing better than deaf? No, but that is just
the way it is, and we accept it.

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NTID’s Todd Pagano big promotion, with photo

http://deafdigest.com/ntid-todd-pagano-promoted-with-photo/

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Lip Reading nightmare

“Mabel libbs”

he actually said paper clips

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Deaf Book of the Week

History of the Deaf in Russia

by Igor A. Abramov

published by NTID, year not known, but apparently in the early nineties

on the author’s background, and book cover, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-history-of-deaf-russia/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— solar energy installer

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. why do hearing people assume that what they do
for the deaf is exactly what the deaf people want?

A. good question!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Reorganizing is a tough job for an individual who is DeafBlind.

I was re-organizing my workshop to clear the area for firewood to stack up.

I can no longer read the tape measure or see the bubble on the level.

It was no easy task and requires assistance unless there is a high contrast tape measure.

Using my electronic magnifier is hard for these type of tools. Seeing the dark lines to mark where to cut?
….Hmmm…I have a few less digits now

Using an electric saw is now more like using a jig saw!

Well it time to give up these tools.

Forget the hammer…owwww!

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 all African and Asian nations make education of
the deaf a top priority in their national budget

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DeafHistory:

Year 1790 – Elizabeth Steel, a deaf British thief,
was banished to Australia, at that time, an island
colony for convicts. It eventually developed, over
the years, into one of the world’s most advanced
nations. Anyway Elizabeth was convicted of stealing
a watch from a British man.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

12

public universities in Oklahoma that do not teach ASL.
One of them is University of Oklahoma.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Thomas Osborn is a member of the men’s swimming
team at University of Manitoba

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

Tori Faieta, member of USA women’s championship basketball
team; slated to make her debut next week with the British
Leicester Riders women’s team

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DeafSports Library:

A picture of a legendary football coach is at:
http://deafdigest.com/1966-wisconsin-deaf-football-team/

you will recognize the name of the coach in middle
of the picture

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DeafDigest – 11 October 2015

DeafDigest Blue – October 11, 2015

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

A picture, taken 49 years ago, that is a flashback
in view of yesterday’s big announcement.

Take a look at:
http://deafdigest.com/1966-wisconsin-deaf-football-team/

You will recognize the name of the football coach
in the middle of the picture

University of Oklahoma was “scolded” for not offering
ASL classes, even though Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish languages
are offered!

According to a survey, 91 percent of deaf students
face classroom discrimination one way or other.

When Ron and Melvia Nomeland retired from Gallaudet,
they worked together on a book – The Deaf Community in America. they were surprised to learn that this book
was rated among the top sellers by McFarland’s newsletter!

The Asaka-shi Japanese Sign Language Regulation in
Asaka-shi, near Tokyo, was passed by the city council.

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Their dining area, for people that eat their
buffet meals, has many TV sets.
All of their TV sets are captioned at all
times.
DeafDigest editor learned that it was a
Whole Foods policy.

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COOLIDGE PROOF COIN MINTED
How many Grace Coolidge coins (U-S-A fingerspelling)
were minted?
Only 2315 were minted. This coin has a huge irony
because Grace Coolidge taught at an oral school, which
did not permit either fingerspelling or of sign language!

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-coolidge-gold-coin/

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HEARING PERSON ASK FOR THE TIME
From time to time a hearing person comes
to you and asks you what time it is.
You look at your watch; if it is 1 pm
or 1:05 pm or 12:55 pm, you can just tell
him one pm with one finger.
But if it is 1:20 pm, what do you tell
him? You don’t; you just show him your
watch!

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

that in small towns, where everybody knows everyone from
somewhere, the interpreters are “expected” to interpret for
free – just because the deaf person, the hearing person
and the agency involved all “know” each other

Yet, everyone knows that small town attorneys do not
practice law for free!

Billing hypocrisy? Yes!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

I am sometimes asked whether it is difficult to always be the silent
person in the classroom, at the meeting, or in the
seminar. Oftentimes I am asked to participate and offer my “two
cents” to the discussion taking place. However, just as it is with
sign language interpreters, it is important for CART providers to
“stay in role.”

There is a fine line we walk when we have to be close enough to the
proceedings to be able to hear them well and capture the contents of
all communication, yet we must maintain our emotional distance in the
sense that we do not participate in the discussions.

No matter how much I may think I know about the subject being
discussed or how much I would like to contribute to the conversation,
it is not my place to interject myself into the proceedings. Although
it may be difficult, it is very important that we maintain our
silence and that we not become another participant.

The CART Provider’s Manual prepared by the National Court Reporters
Association offers the following guidance on this subject:
“A CART provider’s role is to facilitate communication. The CART
provider will at all times stay in role and perform in a manner
appropriate to the situation. A CART provider should decline any
invitation or suggestion by participants and the consumer to comment,
interject, advise, respond to inquiries, or in any way become
involved in the assignment outside the role of CART provider. If
necessary, the CART provider should politely explain the necessity to
stay ‘in role.'”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

always being called deaf-mute no matter if the
deaf person has perfect speech

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

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

— waving at a server and he ignores you

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

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DeafLaw

A dispute continues in Florida about a deaf man
shot to death by police. His crime – “yelling too
loud.” It involved a dispute over a towed car.
The deaf man was licensed to carry a firearm,
a fact that scared the towing company employees,
thus requesting police assistance. The sheriff
has been accused of murder but was not formally
accused of it.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A recent edition of the Science News brought up the matter
of specific language impairment. While deafness was not mentioned
in that article, one cannot help but read between the lines.
The article said that because of noise pollution, a percentage
of children cannot understand what others are saying and that
they cannot speak clearly.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

South Dakota School for the Deaf will be shut down,
but this same school will continue.

How? By serving the deaf students in the entire
state, working with local school districts. The campus
itself in Sioux Falls is being closed.

The judge threw out the lawsuit filed by parents
of deaf students, paving the way for the state to shut
down the campus.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Killing of a deaf story!

Doctor Who story started in 1967. It continues
as a famous story. Anyway, there was supposed
to be a deaf character, and in fact, it was
filmed. But the film editors killed it.

Why?

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DeafDigest – 11 October 2015

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NETWORK OF FRIENDS – DEAF VS HEARING
A deaf person graduates from Gallaudet or NTID and
he has his own network of friends. Many of them are
teachers, social workers, government employees, etc.
A hearing person graduates from a college
and his network of friends are big shots – attorneys,
CEO’s, movie stars, millionaires, etc.
Hearing better than deaf? No, but that is just
the way it is, and we accept it

DeafDigest – 11 October 2015

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RESTAURANT CONVERSATIONS
Many hearing people are nosey; they sit down at
restaurants, and listen hard for personal conversations
at next tables.
Deaf people? No luck!

DeafDigest – 11 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 11, 2015 morning

— self-employed interpreters, good or bad

Many interpreters are self-employed; they are their
own bosses. Is it bad? Well, many of them turn
down job requests during evenings and weekends,
when a deaf person is involved in an incident with
the police or with emergency personnel. This
was the complaint raised by a deaf leader in
Michigan.

— deaf rebel leader in Burma

There was a short story about Burma’s two warring
factions battling each other. It said that
Bo Nar Ma Kyar is the leader of one faction.
In Burmese language, Bo Nar Ma Kyar is
translated as Lieutenant Deaf. Not sure if
it is a deaf person or if it meant something
else? Googling showed up nothing about that
name.

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DeafDigest – 10 October 2015

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From time to time a hearing person comes
to you and asks you what time it is.
You look at your watch; if it is 1 pm
or 1:05 pm or 12:55 pm, you can just tell
him one pm with one finger.
But if it is 1:20 pm, what do you tell
him? You don’t; you just show him your
watch!

DeafDigest – 10 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 10, 2015 morning

— stuff about President Cordano we didn’t know about

Roberta Cordano is the next Gallaudet president; stuff
we didn’t know about her? Her father was a much beloved
person in the Wisconsin Deaf Community; her mother
overcame deaf barriers to reach the top of her field
in Hospital Administration. The son of her deaf sister
Mary Cordano Dall is a student at Gallaudet, so
if she is called “Aunt Bobbi” then it is understandable.
The Cordano sisters gave a performance at the National
Fraternal Society 100th anniversary banquet that
received a standing room only applause from the
audience!

A picture of her legendary football coach father is at:
http://deafdigest.com/1966-wisconsin-deaf-football-team/

 

— AT&T is telling T-Mobile & Sprint they were wrong

AT&T is now offering deaf wi-fi services; T-Mobile
and Sprint both refused and it blew up in their face
because FCC has told AT&T to go ahead with it.
Angry T-Mobile and Spring are now saying that AT&T
did not really follow the rules, despite winning
approval from FCC. Sour gripes? Yes!

 

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DeafDigest – 08 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 8, 2015

— a storm-alerting device

There is a storm-alerting device. What does it look like?
Take a look at the picture:

http://deafdigest.com/storm-alerter-for-deaf/

 
— fired for an insult

An employee in Atlanta, GA, made a racist comment
about a fellow employee’s child. That child was
also deaf. This employee posted an inappropriate
comment on Facebook about the child’s race and
his deafness. The employer was not too happy
about it and fired him!

 
— an ambitious company has a deaf goal

Envi is a new company in South Bay, California.
It currently employs 35 deaf employees, which is
95 percent of its work force. It is a car wash
company that is 100 percent green, meaning
environmenal friendly. In the long run,
the company wants to expand nationwide
with the goal of 10,000 deaf employees!

 
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DeafDigest – 08 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 8, 2015 morning

 

— council members that speak with backs facing the hard of hearing

In Durant, Oklahoma, a hard of hearing person (who can hear
with a hearing aid) scolded member of the town council during
its recent meeting. They were speaking with backs facing
that hard of hearing person. After she scolded them, people
in the room stood up and applauded the hard of hearing person!

 
— a program for the deaf to become nurse aides

The Delaware County Community College, in Pennsylvania,
has offered certificates for 13 deaf students, studying
to become nurse aides. All 13 are now hoping to find
employment as nurse aides. This program is the first
of its kind to be offered in Pennsylvania. Not sure
if it is the nation’s first such course.

 
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DeafDigest – 07 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 7, 2015

 

— deaf football player at Ole Miss has problems

Tee Shepard, who is deaf, was supposed to be a great player
with the University of Mississippi football team. Everyone
thought his deafness would not be a problem, but apparently
it is. He is very unhappy and it iis possible he may quit
the team! A picture of him is at:

http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-college-football-player/

 
— crazy bartending tales

Every bartender has crazy tales – these patrons with
problems and issues. One bartender, from Missoula,
Montana, said her favorite tale involved a deaf
patron that asked her to make a voice call for him
as a favor. She didn’t explain what it was all
about, but said it was something so crazy that she
never forgot about it for the rest of her life!
These such tales were written up in a newspaper
today.

 
— a weird deaf forklifting ban

Nicholas Siewertsen, who is deaf, was not allowed
to drive forklifts for the Worthington Steel Company
in Ohio. The human resources manager said deaf people
are not allowed to drive forklifts. But what was
so weird about it? He was hired as a forklift driver
in 2001 and continued in that job until 2011.
Why did he drive forklifts for ten years before
being banned? The company had a policy that did
not permit deaf forklift drivers, but it was
overlooked for ten years. Once the manager
found out about it, he ordered the deaf driver
to be transferred to another position at
lower pay! Siewertsen filed a lawsuit and the
district court agreed with him.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 07 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 7, 2015 morning

 

— deaf produces best video

Isabelle Lim, a young deaf woman from Singapore, won the
first price at the World Digital Media Awards. She
beat out videos from Latin America and Europe.
The organization giving out these awards is the
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

 
— Taiwan seizes foreign deaf passports

The Asia Pacific Deaf Games, taking place right now in
Taiwan, is getting ugly behind the scenes. A group
of deaf athletes from India were forced to sleep
on the streets because they couldn’t get hotel
rooms. And when they finally got rooms, the government
got ugly and seized the athletes’ passports!
Something to do with Taiwan not trusting India
to pay for athletes’ hotel rooms!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 06 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 6, 2015

— Italian Sign Language menu for deaf diners

500 bars in Trieste, Italy will feature sign language
menus, showing signs for 14 different types of
beer, wine and coffee. This is a twist, because
deaf-owned bars would show sign language menus,
not hearing-owned bars! It was a project arranged
by Italian national deaf association and the local
Trieste government. You can see the menu at:

http://deafdigest.com/italian-sign-language-menu/

 

— deaf business owner’s biggest challenge

Alex Trukhin is a deaf owner of a clearning
service in Texas. In a recent interview, he
said being deaf is not the biggest challenge
in operating a business. The biggest challenge
is to run the business itself. He is correct
because all business owners, both deaf and
hearing have this same challenge!

 
— UCLA lectures will not allow non-student viewers

In the past UCLA allowed non-students to view videos
of some lectures. This privilege has been suspended.
Why? Because they’re afraid of discrimination lawsuits,
filed by deaf non-students if the videos are not captioned!
Right now the administration is discussing this issue,
hoping to find a way to accommodate deaf non-students
without being sued!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 06 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 6, 2015 morning

 

— World Health Organization says deaf people not normal

World Health Organization (WHO)is part of United Nations (UN).
According to UN, deaf people are equal to hearing people,
just that they cannot hear. Well, the WHO is saying
deaf people are not normal. This international agency
issued a press release which said “over 90 per cent deaf
children are born to normal parents” – meaning ten
percent of deaf are not normal! WHO contradicting UN?

 
— always frustrated with “deaf section” at big events

At many big events (musical concerts, for example)
there is a “deaf section” where interpreters stand
up and do the interpreting. In many cases, it is
frustrating – because it is located so far from the
stage. Difficult for the deaf to focus on the
interpreter and action on the stage at the same time!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 05 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 5, 2015

— comments about a deaf chef

Kurt Ramborger, who appeared on one “Chopped” TV program
continues to be one of the nation’s better known deaf
chefs. He did not start at the top. He started at the
bottom – as a dishwasher. He had to learn skills
with the knife. Then over the years he moved up the
ranks from line cook to sous chef to head chef
and as caterer. He told the Chopped judges –
you don’t need ears to cook; maybe it was an
insult because hearing chefs use ears to listen
for sizzle on the stove. A picture of him working
on food at one of his past restaurants is at:
http://35.182.75.222/the-deaf-chef/

 
— any time real soon the announcement will be made

The announcement of the new Gallaudet president will
be made real soon. When? Do not know, but sooner than
we may think! Who will be the new president? Again,
do not know – lets’ take a look at the strengths of
these three finalists:

* one knows how to ask questions that will get answers

* one has charisma and relates to people

* one understands the complicated budget

What are their weaknesses? Forget it, we all have
our own weaknesses! The board of trustees, however,
will decide on just one of them.

 

— anger at a TV program with deaf actor and interpreter

Hard to believe, but something went terribly wrong
with a recent British Sci-Fi program Dr. Who that had
a deaf actor and an interpeter. The deaf actor was
doing fine, but the interpreter turned her back to
the screen while signing for the deaf actor. The
deaf in the TV audience could not see what the
interpreter was signing!

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DeafDigest – 05 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 5, 2015 morning

— not too many “deaf” coins being minted

We have a “deaf” coin – the Grace Coolidge proof coin,
and not really too many of them have been minted
by the government – just 2315. Grace Coolidge was
not deaf but taught at Clarke School for the Deaf
before she married the future president. And as
a matter of irony, A-B-C fingerspelling was on
one side of the coin. Clarke School, an oral
school, did not allow sign language!

— The movie “A City of Sadness” was one of the best

“A City of Sadness” was a 1989 movie, shot in
Taiwan. It was about Chinese forces that fought
the Taiwanese forces. Actor Tony Leung Chiu-Wai,
not deaf, played a fake-deaf role in that
movie. This deaf character fought for justice
during the Civil War. The Busan International
Film Festival voted this film as one of the
greatest Asian films ever.

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DeafDigest – 05 October 2015

DeafDigest Gold – October 4, 2015

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:

Fogey – Art Class
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-art-class/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-father-hearing-son/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-locked-lips/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-newspaper-story/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Goa Association of the Deaf, in India, has been stressing the need for the public
to accept the deaf as equals.

The Justice Department reached agreement with
Galveston County (Texas) on compliance with
ADA regulations.

There is a group in Vietnam that has the mission
of preserving old village songs before these
are forgotten when older natives pass away.
One such song is about “a journey when the travelers pass a village of the deaf.” It
was a way of honoring the deaf for overcoming
life’s obstacles.

The branches of Ehime Bank in Western Japan
have installed magic boards to allow the
deaf and the bank clerk to communicate with
each other on banking matters.

The FDA has allowed a hearing aid that uses
light to transmit sounds. It is said to be
a first.

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HEARING PEOPLE CANNOT MOVE THEIR LIPS
There are hearing people that always
move their lips, making it easier to
lipread.
There are always other hearing people
whose lips are locked, making it
impossible for deaf to lipread.
Is it possible for these hearing
people with locked lips to “unlock”
their lips to make it possible to
lipread?
Good question – because DeafDigest
editor has never seen it happen!

– for ASL News version with text, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-locked-lips/

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Heather Harker letter to the Gallaudet community

She is the chair of Gallaudet Board of Trustees
and addresses the issue of who will be the next
Gallaudet president

http://deafdigest.com/heather-harker-letter-to-gallaudet-community/

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SAME OLD NEWSPAPER DESCRIPTION OF DEAFNESS
It is almost always that when we read a
newspaper story about a deaf person, it is
always “has a CI”.
Do we ever read a newspaper story of
a deaf with a CI that the story does not
mention it.
Or do we read a story that says “deaf
but without CI” or “deaf with a hearing
aid” or “deaf without hearing aid?”
People reading these stories think
every deaf person has a CI!

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Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes,
fire, etc – important to keep the deaf-blind
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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:

You are living in Elko, Nevada and do not wear a mask while
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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

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Lip Reading nightmare

A hearing person discusses something with you

You thought he said:
my party

He actually said:
Mike Bartlett (name of person brought up in the discussion)

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Deaf Book of the Week

Heredity and Deafness

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-heredity-and-deafness/

This booklet, pretty much outdated, was published by Gallaudet College (not university) in 1975.

Five different writers collaborated on this booklet.

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– appraiser, real estate

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Do we have deaf legal (and illegal)
immigrants that wish to become American
citizens?

A. Yes.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin

The East Coast is drenched with heavy rain and flooding.

It is an important reminder to remember individuals who are DeafBlind in your area.

Please check on them and ensure that they are aware of the danger, prepared and have support services ready

Access to information for many is difficult and many don’t have computers.

Power outages are a serious concern as many DeafBlind need to power their devices for communication.

Are the interpreter agencies ready to provide services to individuals who are DeafBlind?

Are the shelters ready to provide access to communication when individuals who are DeafBlind arrive?

Are there transportation arrangements on stand-by for individuals who are DeafBlind?

These are a few very important steps to ensure individuals who are DeafBlind are safe.

Volunteers who are helping now, thank you for what you do!

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 there is a way for relay services to automatically
detect these fake-deaf relay calls

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DeafHistory:

Year 1964 – the St Louis deaf community worked with
a hearing person to set up deaf relay service.
This was the first time such a service was set up
to help the deaf bridge communications with the
hearing.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

221,000

estimated number of deaf adults that live
in Florida, many of them senior citizen
retirees from other stats

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Katelyn Pena, a junior, runs cross country
for University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

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Elite Deaf Athletes:

retired pro basketball player Lance Allred has
come up with his 2nd book, and it is said to be
a best seller according to Amazon book sales
statistics

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DeafSports Library:

Jim Mitchell, deaf hall of fame athlete
http://deafdigest.com/jim-mitchell-south-dakota-school-deaf-state-hall-of-fame/

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mainstreamed athletes

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DeafDigest – 05 October 2015

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dennis Platt,
a long time resident of Utah, that departed us.

Dennis was a role model for many young deaf people
of Utah to look up to, and also, was a well
respected community leader as well as a sports
leader.

His picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/dennis-platt-deaf-sports-leader/

Top stories about the deaf:

A Japanese deaf advocate said if sign language
needs to win recognition, the national government
won’t do anything about it – meaning it requires
politics on the local level to get it done.

The Tamil Nadu State Federation of the Deaf, in
India, is saying that hearing people need to learn
sign language.

A spokesperson with the Vermont Center for Independent Learning said that her agency is pushing for the
deaf to assert their rights, specifically asking
for interpreters when the need arises.

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority
(just our own FCC) has ordered telecommunication
carriers to stop charging deaf people on voice
call costs, and to just charge them for text use.

The San Juan County in New Mexico reached agreement
with Department of Justice to provide interpreters
for the deaf.

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POLICE REPORTS: LOST ITEMS
From time to time there are police reports
of lost deaf items – such as lost hearing
aid or a lost CI.
This is the reason why it is real expensive
to be deaf!

– for ASL News version with text, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-items/

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Marie Philip School – new name

announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/marie-philip-deaf-school-announcement/

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DEAF PANIC ON SUBWAY TRAIN
What is Deaf Panic on subway train? DeafDigest
editor took the train. The platform display for
the next train said “Gray” line.
But the display inside the train said
“Blue” line. Both lines have different routes.
The PA system announced something, but
DeafDigest editor didn’t know what it was.
This is Deaf Panic!

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

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new addition to list of deaf-owned restaurants

Tokyo, Japan
Ramen Atelier Toki-chan
deaf owner: Tokizawa Tadayoshi

list of other deaf-owned restaurants at:
http://deafdigest.com/list-of-deaf-owned-restaurants/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

hospitals that tell an interpreter to show up at 10 AM
for a deaf patient, who waits until 4 PM for the doctor
to show up on his medical rounds. And that when the
interpreter bills the hospital for “waiting and interpreting”
time, the hospital balks, insisting she be paid for
“interpreting” time only.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Have you heard someone make this statement?

“I have a friend who is a court reporter. I think I will just have her come in and provide CART at this meeting.”

Yes, some court reporters do provide CART. However, there are many court reporters who cannot or will not provide CART.

What some people may not realize is that not all court reporters use realtime translation in their job. Many of them take down the proceedings on their steno machine and then later translate their steno on a computer. In this way, only the court reporter sees what comes up on the computer screen.

Some court reporters may write words like “their,” “there,” and “they’re” the same. When they prepare the transcript, they simply put in the appropriate word. However, if someone is reading their screen, it may be very difficult for an untrained person to figure out what is being said.
Other court reporters may have a real fear of letting anyone see what they write, and they may be very uncomfortable allowing someone to read their output.

If you need a CART captioner for a meeting, it would be a good idea to ask the court reporters if they feel that they are qualified to provide CART. You really do want someone who is trained in CART. Do not assume that every court reporter can do it.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked – how could a deaf person operate
a wireless device?

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

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

— a waiter serves and abandons you at end of his shift

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

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DeafLaw

The Prairie Village Healthcare Center, Jacksonville, IL,
has been slapped with a discrimination lawsuit by three
deaf residents, alleging discrimination (no interpreters).

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Gallaudet and the NTID public relations departments
consistently send out news which makes way to the deaf media.
One recent batch of news was interesting – with a
Hollywood theme, and of course, it is coincidental.
The Max Factor Family Foundation is funding scholarships
for 90 Californians wanting to attend NTID.
And Gallaudet alumni will be profiled in New York’s
Times Square on the Astro Vision screen.
Similar-themed news come in bunches, guess so!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There is no danger to North Dakota School for the
Deaf being swallowed up by the ever-growing
Devils Lake menace.

The newspapers were full of stories of the problems
the growing Devils Lake is causing the Devils
Lake community. The growing river has been
swallowing up houses that sit too close to it.

The deaf school is about 4-5 miles from the river.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Many interpreters hate video interpreting; they
prefer live, one on one interpreting.

why?

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DeafDigest – 04 October 2015

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SAME OLD NEWSPAPER DESCRIPTION OF DEAFNESS
It is almost always that when we read a
newspaper story about a deaf person, it is
always “has a CI”.
Do we ever read a newspaper story of
a deaf with a CI that the story does not
mention it.
Or do we read a story that says “deaf
but without CI” or “deaf with a hearing
aid” or “deaf without hearing aid?”
People reading these stories think
every deaf person has a CI!

 

DeafDigest – 04 October 2015

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EARING PEOPLE CANNOT MOVE THEIR LIPS
There are hearing people that always
move their lips, making it easier to
lipread.
There are always other hearing people
whose lips are locked, making it
impossible for deaf to lipread.
Is it possible for these hearing
people with locked lips to “unlock”
their lips to make it possible to
lipread?
Good question – because DeafDigest
editor has never seen it happen!

DeafDigest – 04 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 4, 2015 morning

— impossible to miss the big fingerspelling card

We know of these wallet-sized fingerspelling cards,
pretty much common everywhere. But what about a
big card – that is table-sized? The ASL club
sponsors a weekly sign language session at the
Dining Hall on the campus of Wellesley College
(MA). Has it helped? A few students already picked
up good fingerspelling!

 
— Forbes says closed captions is valuable

Forbes, the magazine that CEOs and business people
read, says that closed captions is valuable,
not just for the deaf but for the hearing. There
are always keywords, spoken by voice, that
hearing people do not understand. A perfect
example is – Hurricane Joaquin. It is a keyword
that the deaf will catch for the first time, buta
hearing, rely on voice, may not know what it is
for the first time!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 03 October 2015

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DEAF PANIC ON SUBWAY TRAIN
What is Deaf Panic on subway train? DeafDigest
editor took the train. The platform display for
the next train said “Gray” line.
But the display inside the train said
“Blue” line. Both lines have different routes.
The PA system announced something, but
DeafDigest editor didn’t know what it was.
This is Deaf Panic!

DeafDigest – 03 October 2015

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POLICE REPORTS: LOST ITEMS
From time to time there are police reports
of lost deaf items – such as lost hearing
aid or a lost CI.
This is the reason why it is real expensive
to be deaf!

DeafDigest – 03 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 3, 2015 morning

— Contest judges overwhelmed by a deaf contestant

Italy has its’ own favorite TV program – Italia’s Got Talent.
Martina Giammarini, who is deaf, took part in a recent
program; her dancing skills won everyone’s heart, including
the judges. Everyone was amazed that she was able to feel
the vibrations to give a top notch performance, better than
her hearing contestants.

 

— Starkey sued by a fired executive

Starkey is one of the world’s biggest hearing aid
manufacturers. This company created waves by firing
several top executives, but would not explain why.
Many thought it was because of the Starkey-Clinton
money laundering scandal. Seems it is something
else – a power struggle between CEO Bill Austin with
his stepson Brandon Sawalich and the fired president
Jerry Ruzicka and Vice President Keith Guggenberger.
Seems that Ruzicka refused to promote the stepson,
and it led to a screaming match between the CEO
and the president. And Guggenberger, who was
fired, has filed a $11 million dollar lawsuit.
The drama never ends!

 

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DeafDigest – 02 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 2, 2015

 
— a best-selling deaf author

Amazon sells millions of books. One such book has become one
of Amazon’s best sellers. It is “Basketball Gods” as written
by Lance Allred, the NBA’s only deaf basketball player. Lance
is an interesting character – a just-retired basketball player
with many stories; one such story was a college basketball
coach mocking Lance’s deafness. He plaed a few games with
Cleveland Cavaliers and yes, was one of LeBron James’
teammmates. He played much of his professional career
overseas – in Japan and in Europe. Here is a picture of
him in one of these basketball uniforms:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-player-in-pro-basketball/

 

 

— deaf eyes vs hearing eyes

What is a Deaf Eye? What is a Hearing Eye? Hearing people
say deaf people show emotions while using sign language.
Deaf people say hearing people show no emotions while
using voice. So, it is the Deaf Eye and the Hearing Eye.

 
— a doctor hires the world’s worst interpreter

A deaf couple went to the doctor for an appointment.
The doctor hired an interpreter to help with
communications. That interpreter was not certified,
and really messed up the appointment. The deaf
couple is very upset about it. That bad interpreter
was employed by an interpreting agency. When
confronted with the bad interpreting issue, the
agency owner refused to comment. A lawsuit may
be pending.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
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DeafDigest – 02 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 2, 2015 morning

 

— India tells their deaf athletes to sleep on the streets

India is a booming nation, but they won’t share the money
with the deaf. At the Asia-Pacific Deaf Games at Taipei,
a group of 30 deaf athletes from India have been
sleeping on the streets. The Sports Authority of India
refuses to help pay for their athletes stay at a hotel!
Why? Same old story – selfishness and politics, with
a lot of fingerpointing and blame at each other.

 
— anti-deaf AT&T angry at pro-deaf Sprint and T-Mobile

anti-deaf AT&T is angry at pro-deaf Sprint and T-Mobile.
AT&T wants to avoid giving options for the deaf users
with its Wi-Fi calling services. But both Sprint and
T-Mobile both are offering options to the deaf. AT&T
has accused both of illegally offering these Wi-Fi
services!

 
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
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9/27/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 01 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 1, 2015

 

— an amazing drummer

Ajiki Toshiyuki is a drummer, performing at
theatrical events. He is amazing – not because
he is deaf, but is also deaf-blind! He has
a hearing musician stand behind him, tapping
on the drummer’s shoulder to let him know
to start drumming or to stop drumming.

A picture of him is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-blind-drummer/

 
— a sign language kiosk at a California pizzeria

If you live in Newport Beach, California, and are in
mood for a pizza, and hate to write notes back and
forth or to point at the menu, then there is a
kiosk at Pizza Bar. Just press the kiosk button
and you will see an interpreter on the screen.
You order your pizza and then wait for it to
be delivered to you! It is a new feature that
will take place next week.

 
— revising job descriptions to help the deaf

The Lemon Tree Hotels is a chain of nearly 30 hotels
in bigger cities in India. The hotel policy is to
hire the deaf. This chain makes it a point to
revise job descriptions to help the deaf function
well on the job. An example is placing the deaf
in noisy rooms, or to have the deaf work on
computers instead of front desk jobs. This hotel
just won the Asian Human Capital Award 2015 for
their efforts to hire the deaf.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
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http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/
9/27/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 01 October 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 1, 2015 morning

— a SWAT member wins disability award

A late-deafened British member of a SWAT team was fired from
his job because of his hearing loss. He filed a lawsuit
to get his job back. He half-won, half-lost. He was not
able to get his job back but he was awarded full
disability.

— a national problem with deaf prisoners

Deaf prisoners, and we have too many of them,
have problems with interpreting services and
getting relay services. They also have another
problem, that has not been getting much attention
lately. Many deaf prisoners have been physically
abused, not by their fellow cellmates, but by
guards. When guards yell at them, they get angry
when the deaf prisoners do not respond. As a
result, these guards get physical with them.

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