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DeafDigest – 30 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 30, 2015

— a shocking X-ray picture

The picture is self-explanatory. Do visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/shocking-xray-picture/

 

 
— FCC tells TV manufacturers not to hide the CC symbols

How many times have we tried to turn on the captions
on a hotel TV we are not familiar with, and to waste
time trying to locate the CC symbol. Is it on the
remote or is it on the screen, via menu options or
on the TV set? Some of us had to call the hotel
engineer to come up for help. No more, if FCC has its’
way. FCC ordered all TV manufactures to make the CC
symbol more visible, either on the remote or on the
screen or even on the TV set.

 

 

— deaf student kicked out of university

Jane Ottah, who is deaf, was a student at a university
until she was kicked out. Bad grades? No. Disciplinary
issues? No. She was kicked out because of her
deafness. ADA? No, because it is Rivers State
University of Science and Technology, not in USA but
in Nigeria! The deaf student is very angry and
is planning legal action.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/
11/29/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 30 November 2015

DeafDigest Gold – November 29, 2015

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 19th year

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

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

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Old Fogey

Innovative Gadget

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-innovative-gadget/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/car-accidents-deaf-know-nothing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-jump-up-and-down-2/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-waiting-room/
http://deafdigest.com/blind-depend-on-deaf/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Syracuse Hearing Aid Centers has been accused by the New York
state Inspector General’s Office of bilking insurance
companies with nearly 600 false claims on hearing aid
sales. The proprietor would “sell” earbuds and ear plugs and claim these as hearing aids, thus pocketing $3,000 per claim. This proprietor faces a lengthy prison term if convicted.

A rehabilitation facility in New Jersey has agreed to pay
$35,000 in damages after being sued for refusing to
provide an interpreter for a deaf patient.

Legislators in Malta have introduced a sign language
bill. The opposing party liked the bill so much
that they agreed to throw in some amendments to make it even stronger!

The Okinawa Deaf Association in Japan has asked the
municipal government to recognize sign language
as an official language.

WellCare, a referral service organization in Iowa,
has two deaf volunteers that answer video calls
from the deaf in need of assistance with their
social services needs.

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ANOTHER FRUSTRATION WITH MEDICAL WAITING ROOMS
In a hospital, there are two separate medical
waiting rooms. The first room has TV with captions.
The second room has TV with no captions.
You prefer the first waiting room, but the
receptionist directs you to the second room.
You cannot argue – because you can’t risk
missing your appointment if the receptionist
asks for your name – and you are not there!

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-waiting-room/

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Proposals for ADARA Breakout 2016

March 16 – 19, 2016
Colorado Springs, CO

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2016-deaf-adara-breakout-conference/

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HEARING EMPLOYEES AVOID BLIND EMPLOYEE
One hearing blind employee is frustrated.
Hearing employees would not communicate with her
on office gossip and office rumors.
As a result, she depends on a deaf employee
to give her gossip and rumors.
It is a big irony!

http://deafdigest.com/blind-depend-on-deaf/

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Call for Teams and Players to Join NAD Deaf College Bowl Competition

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2016-deaf-college-bowl/

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

National Exchange Carrier Association

http://deafdigest.com/neca/

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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Lip Reading nightmare

A deaf person was chatting with a hearing person

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
we have a shutter in the office kitchen

The hearing person actually said:
we have sugar in the office kitchen

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Deaf Book of the Week

A Silent Minority

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

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— logger

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. An interpreter showed anger when her signs were
not understood by the deaf client. Was the
interpreter wrong to show her anger?

A. Yes. It was a video relay interpreter. Said the
angry deaf client:

I will never again use that video relay service!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Holiday shopping season has begun!

Ever wonder how we DeafBlind people shop?

Many of us shop on-line due to lack communication access and transportation access.

The question here is, “Do we, the DeafBlind, feel very festive shopping online as others go store to store?”

Unfortunately not. reading the description of the products is not the same as feeling and touching!

Some state and local agencies offer SSP services, but many do not.  What can you do? Volunteer!

Check with your DeafBlind friends in your neighborhood and see if they need transportation for holiday shopping.

This will brighten them up a lot and they will feel more festive!

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 Donald Trump would respect the deaf and the
disabled instead of mocking a disabled person

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DeafHistory:

Year 1644 – the first deaf person arrived at
Watertown, MA from Europe

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

The Center For Independent Living helps find
interpreters for the deaf in Central Florida.

Year 2014 – 400 interpreter requests

Year 2015 – 1,300 interpreter requests through
end of November!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Mac Bignell
sophomore
Montana State University
football team

He is the team’s #1 linebacker.

In the season that was just completed, he led his team with
101 tackles, 13 more than the team’s #2 tackler – 70 solo
and 31 assists. Sacked the quarterback twice, broke up
5 passes and forced 4 fumbles

His size? Not really that big as linebackers go, just 6’1
and 205 lbs.

His deafness is not mentioned in his bio on the team
web site.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Stefan Markolf, pro soccer, Germany

last season he was listed as playing for the
KSV Baunatal, a team in the lower German
minor leagues. Is he still playing for that
team this season? Hard to tell since
web information is scant.

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DeafSports Library:

There was a team called New York Silent Separates
which competed at the 1901 national AAU basketball tournament. The team lost in the opening round
and was eliminated.

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

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

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Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 30 November 2015

DeafDigest Blue – November 29, 2015

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 19th year

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click on subscribe and follow the screen

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-door-open-shut-mystery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-hearing-blind-person/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-lipreading-clipboard/
http://deafdigest.com/asl-thank-you/

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Cyber Monday Savings & Giveaway Extravaganza

Visit Harris Communications on Monday, November 30 and save 15%
Storewide!*

Shop for signaling systems, vibrating alarm clocks, amplified
products, books, DVDs and novelties. We have something for everyone
on your list. When you order you are automatically entered into our
Giveaway Extravaganza.**  Prizes include a Pebble Smartwatch, iLuv
Smartshakers and more!

Remember there is free ground shipping in the contiguous US whenever
you order from Harris Communications.

*Sales event is only for November 30. Some product exclusions may
apply.

**No purchase necessary to enter. Entries accepted on November 30
only. For U.S. residents only. See terms and conditions on website.

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Contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/hot-sauce-chef/

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Top stories about the deaf:

James Castle, who became famous after his death for his quirky
artwork, will have his Idaho house preserved thanks to a
community-wide fund raising drive. Castle liked to draw
on scraps of paper that he saved for years until his
death. He attended Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind
but never learned to read or write.

Deborah Willow, who is deaf, has been appointed as the
director of Washington Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Her appointment takes effect on January 5, 2016.

The deaf of India and Pakistan getting along with each
other much better than the governments of both nations?
Well, there is an effort by the deaf to establish
a common Indian-Pakistanian sign language.

Bill Corwin is stepping down from his position as the
president of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
after nine years. During his regime he had the
school evolve from a sole campus to satellite
campuses across the nation.

Airbus has been giving workshops for its employees,
educating them on many issues – including how to be
sensitive to the needs of the deaf.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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Like captions on TV – for the phone!

Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer, email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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DEAF PERSON IN MEDICAL WAITING ROOM
A deaf person has a medical appointment. He told
the desk receptionist he is deaf.
When it was his turn to be called into the doctor’s
office, the receptionist stood up in front of him,
but her clipboard accidentally covered her lips.
The deaf person could not read lips through the
clipboard.
Frustrating!

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-lipreading-clipboard/

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First postal card to mention something that is
deaf-related

http://deafdigest.com/1912-germany-deaf-postal-card/

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A THANK YOU IN ASL
Many hearing people learn ASL and use it for a short
time before forgetting it.
DeafDigest editor recently met a woman who signed
Thank You in ASL with a hearing child.
Puzzled, DeafDigest editor asked the woman. She
said she taught in a deaf school for a short time,
but when she left, she forgot all about ASL – except
for Thank You!

http://deafdigest.com/asl-thank-you/

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College named after a deaf person

http://deafdigest.com/college-named-after-a-deaf-person/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

Grumbled an administrator of an interpreting agency:

demanding deaf clients ask for interpreters at the
last minute and throw a terrible fit when we turn
down their requests

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

What should a captioner do if a word isn’t in his or her computer dictionary?

The hard part about being a captioner is that you cannot be a total expert in all areas. No matter how good captioners are, they all run across situations where some unusual word is not in their dictionary.

A situation was brought to my attention where the words “carve telly” kept coming up in the captioning of a food show. One time the word “cavatelli” finally appeared. It was then realized that, all those times that “carve telly” came up, it should have been “cavatelli.”

When a word is not in a captioner’s dictionary, it can be a nightmare. Captioners usually write out complete words and syllables in each stroke. It is possible to spell out words letter by letter, but that is very slow compared to writing by syllables.

When a speaker is talking very fast and a word comes up that is not in the captioner’s dictionary, what can a captioner do?  In this case, it appears that this captioner just kept writing the sounds phonetically, and “carve telly” came up.

Another option is to try to fingerspell the word letter by letter. If it is a long word, that can be another big problem. The captioner may not be able to keep up with what is being said because fingerspelling a long word is much, much slower.

The other choice for the captioner may be to use a synonym. In this case, the captioner possibly could have written “pasta” so that the viewers could understand what was going on.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people that always carry a long list of
stereotypes about the deaf

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

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

— you chew on piece of plastic on your salad and
complain to the manager; the manager says something
you don’t understand and wouldn’t write it down

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

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

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

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DeafLaw

The McDonald Hearing Aid Center in 19 different northern California locations is in hot water with the state Department of Consumer Affairs. This provider has been accused of pushing deaf customers to purchase
unwanted hearing aids at wildly inflated prices.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

In Rome, Hotel Hassler is considered to be the
city’s best hotel, winning raves from well-to-do
tourists from everywhere, and from hotel critics.
Roberto Wirth, who is deaf, and came to USA
to get better educational opportunities to prepare
himself for a career in hotel management, is the
General Manager – in other words, the man who calls
the shots.
He graduated from American School for the Deaf
and attended both Gallaudet and NTID before continuing
his education at Cornell University’s famed program
in Hotel Management.
He recently was bestowed with the honor of the
2005 Independent Hotelier of the World.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Maryland School for the Deaf has two campuses, the
well known Frederick campus, and the relatively
newer campus at Columbia.

Past superintendent David M Denton was instrumental
in securing state funds to build the Columbia
campus which opened in 1973.

37 years later Denton was honored with the naming of
the main building after him. The ceremony took
place recently.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A big deaf irony is going on at the White House.
They have a deaf receptionist – Leah Katz-Hernandez,
who personally greets the world’s most powerful
people that come to discuss business with Obama.
Yet, White House videos are not captioned!

Why?

Always a political mystery.

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DeafDigest – 29 November 2015

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HEARING EMPLOYEES AVOID BLIND EMPLOYEE
One hearing blind employee is frustrated.
Hearing employees would not communicate with her
on office gossip and office rumors.
As a result, she depends on a deaf employee
to give her gossip and rumors.
It is a big irony!

DeafDigest – 29 November 2015

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ANOTHER FRUSTRATION WITH MEDICAL WAITING ROOMS
In a hospital, there are two separate medical
waiting rooms. The first room has TV with captions.
The second room has TV with no captions.
You prefer the first waiting room, but the
receptionist directs you to the second room.
You cannot argue – because you can’t risk
missing your appointment if the receptionist
asks for your name – and you are not there!

DeafDigest – 28 November 2015

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A THANK YOU IN ASL
Many hearing people learn ASL and use it for a short
time before forgetting it.
DeafDigest editor recently met a woman who signed
Thank You in ASL with a hearing child.
Puzzled, DeafDigest editor asked the woman. She
said she taught in a deaf school for a short time,
but when she left, she forgot all about ASL – except
for Thank You!

 

DeafDigest – 28 November 2015

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DEAF PERSON IN MEDICAL WAITING ROOM
A deaf person has a medical appointment. He told
the desk receptionist he is deaf.
When it was his turn to be called into the doctor’s
office, the receptionist stood up in front of him,
but her clipboard accidentally covered her lips.
The deaf person could not read lips through the
clipboard.
Frustrating!

DeafDigest – 27 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 27, 2015

 
— a way to announce a new school for the deaf

A family wanted to establish a school for the deaf.
What did they do? Go to the picture to find out:

http://deafdigest.com/new-school-for-deaf/

 

— some day deaf pilots can fly into major airports

The FAA has never allowed deaf pilots to fly into
major airports which are radio controlled. They
can only fly into small town airports that are not
radio controlled. This may change – according to
a deaf pilot. He said that FAA is working on
including small planes as part of the radio-controlled
data communication services. This will not take
overnight but possibly within 5-6 years from now.

 
— Trump says he never mocked the disabled

The deaf social media was lit on fire, saying
Trump mocked a disabled journalist during a
speech in South Carolina. Did he really
mock or not? Trump said he mocked the
reporter’s journalism, not his disability.
People watching the speech felt Trump
was not explaining the truth and was just
twisting things around to make himself
look good. Does DeafDigest editor believe
Trump’s explanation? No. To mock the
disabled is the same as mocking the
deaf.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 26 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 25, 2015

— A deaf nose in Boston

Rafael San Miguel is a deaf chemist in a Boston lab.
He uses his nose to smell out changes in flavor in
the mixtures at his lab. His job title is – Flavor
Chemist! He said he smells the mixtures much better
than his fellow chemists because his deafness makes
his smell sense much stronger. This is not a joke –
The Deaf Nose!

See his picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/nose-more-important-than-hearing/

 

— a real Deaf Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of you.

The Mayflower arrived at the Plymouth Rock in
1620. All of these Pilgrims were hearing. But
nearly 400 years later (well, 396 to be exact)
do we have any deaf descendants of these
Pilgrims? James E. Marsh, Frederick, MD,
a well known member of the local deaf community,
is a direct descendant. There may be others,
but it was James that wrote up this article
in the latest edition of “New Horizons” which
is the publication of Deaf Seniors of
America.

 
— a big ADA win for the deaf

The Webster Bank, with branches in Connecticut,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York, has
agreed with the office of US Attorney to accept
relay communications with the deaf. This is big
because it could lead to Amazon, eBay, and others
to communicate through relay with its deaf
customers. A deaf woman sued eBay and lost,
but that was two years ago. Hopefully this
may change.

 

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DeafDigest – 25 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 25, 2015

 
— shocking things airline told our #1 deaf model

Nyle DiMarco, our #1 deaf model, asked American Airlines
if captions would be shown on their flight movies.

American Airlines gave him three shocking responses:

** we do not show closed-captioned TV viewing as a standard feature

** close-captioned writing on small screens may cover the monitors

** We have a limited number of close captioned movies for customers
with a hearing disability
See the picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/no-captions-on-movies/

 

 

— more on Creed’s deaf girl friend

The hot movie right now is Creed. Whose idea was to cast
a deaf woman as Creed’s girl friend? Sylvester (Rocky)
Stallone? No. It was director Ryan Coogler. He wanted
the audiences to feel good about the boxing story
after watching the film. He felt that if a deaf woman
was shown in a positive way, we would feel good
about it, with no need for sympathy about her hearing
loss! Critics are already saying it is a great movie.

 
— deaf-owned businesses in Austin, TX

There was a story written up about deaf-owned businesses
in Austin, TX. It is always great that we have
successful deaf-owned businesses. Just one concern –
that Austin is not the only American city with these
deaf-owned businesses. Hearing people, knowing
nothing about the Deaf Culture, may think it is
only in Austin that we have these businesss. We have
many deaf-owned businesses in other cities –
Washington, DC, Rochester, NY and other cities
where Deaf Population is high.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 24 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 24, 2015

— an instrument that made a deaf woman famous

Evelyn Glennie, a deaf British woman, is the world’s
best percussionist, very popular and always in demand
at musical halls. Exactly what is percussion?
It is a very different kind of musical instrument.
Hard to explain but a picture would give an idea:

http://deafdigest.com/an-unusual-musical-instrument/

 

— a Coda that is comfortable with the deaf

There was a big story of Kaleb Pedersen, a Coda and
the only hearing member of an all-deaf family.
All of his cousins, aunts, uncles, etc are deaf.
What is interesting is that Kaleb feels at home
with them, even to the point of saying that he
would rather be deaf. Most Codas do not feel
that way – while they are proud to have deaf
parents and many do sign very well, they mingle
with the hearing during their free time. Not
Kaleb, that makes him a rarity.

 

— Microsoft and the deaf

Microsoft manufactures Xbox, which is a popular
video game set. For years game manufacturers have
bypassed the needs of the deaf that like to play
video games. This time the Microsoft people is
asking for input from deaf people that use
Xbox, especially those not being able to hear
these beeps and sounds.

 

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DeafDigest – 23 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 23, 2015

 
— too expensive to refuse

Too expensive to refuse? This is the dilemma that faces
the bars, restaurants and doctors’ offices in Portland,
Oregon. If these facilities refuse to turn on captions
upon requests by deaf patrons, they face $500 fines.
This law was passed by the city council last week.
We can make sure deaf activists will enter these
bars with their camera phones and take pictures
of non-captioned TV programs as evidence!

Picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/bartender-must-turn-on-captions/

 

 

— calling someone hard of hearing is an insult

Every language has own strange and odd phrases.
One such odd phrase is used by the hearing people
that speak French. If a French-speaking
person wants to talk about a hard of hearing
person, he won’t say it directly because it is
an insult. Instead he says in French “Avoir les
portugaises ensablées” which means their “Portuguese
are filled with sand.” Makes no sense, all the
more reason why languages are fascinating.

 

 

 

— cost of movie captions

What is the cost of captions at a movie theaters?
It would be about $2,200 plus an annual license
fee of about $500. Some movie theaters can afford it; some
can’t and they are forced to ask for outside donations!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 23 November 2015

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/bridge-in-kashmir/

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Top stories about the deaf:

37 hearing people in India were caught faking
deafness in order to receive disability checks!

Audiologists fear a trend – hearing aids purchased
over the counter at pharmacies. It is their
fault? They overcharge for hearing aids whereas
pharmacies try to keep prices low in a
competitive market. Yet, customers may pay
the price – no audiological advice at these
pharmacies.

The CQ Hotels Wellington, which hires many
deaf New Zealanders, has been honored at the
national 2015 Attitude Awards event.

It was just learned that 60 hours of videos
per minute are uploaded onto youtube, voices ready to be auto-captioned.

Able, the national New Zealand captioning provider,
has promised more captioned TV programs for
the deaf viewers.

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JUMPING UP AND DOWN AFTER HEARING ON CI FOR FIRST TIME
From time to time we read stories of deaf people
(not late deafened, but deaf) jumping up and down after
hearing sounds for the first time in their lives with
their new CI.
Do they understand the noises? No. Do they understand
the voices? No – yet they still jump up and down.
It takes years of learning how to understand
sounds. Cannot learn sounds in five minutes!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-jump-up-and-down-2/

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Deaf physician named to NTID staff
(picture)

full story at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-physician-named-to-ntid-staff/

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ACCIDENT ON THE STREET
We all see car accidents on the streets in every
city.
Curious hearing people in the crowd talk about
the accident – how did the accident happen? Which
driver is at fault for the accident? Etc!
A deaf person in the crowd knows nothing about it!

http://deafdigest.com/car-accidents-deaf-know-nothing/

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deaf doctorate student in biology
(picture)

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Lip Reading nightmare

a hearing person was telling a deaf person
about someone else

the deaf person thought hearing person said:
Mike, the potbelly guy

the hearing person actually said:
Mike Bartlett

(two different Mikes, both of them happened
to have pot bellies!

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Deaf Book of the Week

A Life after Deafness

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

– heating & air conditioning technician

this website is growing every weekend:
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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Portland (Oregon) commissioners passed a new
law requiring captions in public facilities.
Why do many hearing people oppose captions?

A. One word – ignorance

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Thanksgiving is big holiday in America

Families and friends gather for a big feast!

Some of us who are DeafBlind may find it frustrating.

Family and friends we rarely see, might not be aware that our vision is not the same as it was before.

It may require re-educating, reminding and increasing patience as others adjust to our changing communication needs.

Also, the more people in the house, the more we have to bump and trip on!

I might need to use my white cane in my own house!

Family and friends, practice your side step!

Thank all the volunteers, interpreters and SSPs for your good work this year!

Happy Thanksgiving

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that science be promoted heavily among young deaf
as great career options

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DeafHistory:

sometime during the 1950’s (historians don’t know the
exact year!)

Zorr Bridge was built in Srinagar, Kashmir. It is
often known as the Zero Bridge. The contractor,
again historians do not know the name of that
person, was deaf!  Zorr means deaf in the
language of Kashmir

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

4

certified deaf interpreters in the state of
Minnesota.

A fact or a fiction?

Do not know.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Bret Atkins, senior, East Texas Baptist University

played 32 minutes, scoring 10 points in helping
his team win the season’s opener

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Michael Lizarraga, former CSUN basketball player,
is being represented by his agent – Rick Perez,
Legacy Sports Enterprises, in shopping this
client among pro teams all over the world

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/hot-sauce-chef/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Members of India’s Bidar District Association for the deaf
have protested the inability of the government to help
them get jobs.

Agreement was reached between the telecommunication
industry and the hearing impaired groups re proposal
to FCC on hearing aid compatibility issues.

British deaf activists are complaining that their
MP’s do not keep them in the loop regarding deaf-related
bills.

Deaf people on SSDI are worried about hefty cuts in
monthly payments. One such recipient said she may be
forced to re-join the workforce!

Ground has been broken in Rochester, NY for the planned
affordable housing for the deaf. The name of the
housing is DePaul Rochester View Apartments.

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DOOR SHUT THEN OPEN
Always a mystery why several hearing people in a
room would shut the door during a heavy discussion,
and then open the door few minutes later.
Are they talking bad things about the deaf?
Hope not!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-door-open-shut-mystery/

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DEAF PERSON AND HEARING BLIND BECOME BEST FRIENDS
A deaf person at work is lucky. His company
hired a blind person as a new employee.
That hearing blind person is not 100 percent
blind – has very fuzzy vision that he cannot
see clearly, just fuzzy.
And the blind person easily understands
deaf “speech” and knows fingerspelling!
This is why the deaf person is happy
to help the blind person at work.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-hearing-blind-person/

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(with picture)

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

arriving at a government building for an interpreting
assignment with a deaf employee, only to be blocked
by the security guard – being forced to wait a long
time before someone comes up to verify for him

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

This week our nation will celebrate a holiday when we can slow down and reflect on the many blessings we have in our lives.

As a profession, court reporters and realtime captioners have much to be grateful for. They have skills and talents that are necessary to record and communicate important messages in our fast-paced world.

I personally am very thankful for the hard work of the realtime captioners who bring us newscasts, sporting events, and other live broadcasts. Much of their work must be done when others of us choose to spend time with our families and friends.

Most sporting events take place on the weekends, and newscasts are often during dinnertime or at bedtime for many of us. There are live events that must be captioned on holidays. When a disaster strikes or an emergency takes place, captioners must be there at all hours of the day and night.
Thank you to all of you who have worked hard over the years to bring access via captioning and CART to people across America.

For all of you who read steno, may I take this opportunity to say:

HAP/PEU/THAPBGS/TKPWEUFG

For those of you who do not read steno, Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked a question like this –

can deaf people cook meals?

(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 ignores your request for the check and gives
it to your hearing companion

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Rubella, a cyclical disease that was the leading cause
of deafness, gone for good?
Well, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
is saying that it no longer is a public health threat.
In the past when rubella hit us, many schools for
the deaf had to quickly expand to accommodate a huge
surge in student population before contracting as
the disease wound down.

(does DeafDigest editor believe that rubella is gone
for good? No!)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Greg Hlibok  was named Chief of the FCC’s Disability
Rights Office.

Why is this a huge deal, a big time deal?

Because during the prehistoric years of 1979 thru 1983, DeafDigest
editor served as Executive Director of TDI. During these years
there was NO ONE at FCC that showed interest or even sensitivity
to the needs of the deaf. Yes, FCC approved Line 21, that was all
so necessary to get captions on TV – but that was about it.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Years ago we had many deaf draftsmen; some of them have
called themselves engineers even though they have no
engineering degrees. Ego?

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
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DeafDigest – 22 November 2015

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ACCIDENT ON THE STREET
We all see car accidents on the streets in every
city.
Curious hearing people in the crowd talk about
the accident – how did the accident happen? Which
driver is at fault for the accident? Etc!
A deaf person in the crowd knows nothing about it!

 

 

DeafDigest – 21 November 2015

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DEAF PERSON AND HEARING BLIND BECOME BEST FRIENDS
A deaf person at work is lucky. His company
hired a blind person as a new employee.
That hearing blind person is not 100 percent
blind – has very fuzzy vision that he cannot
see clearly, just fuzzy.
And the blind person easily understands
deaf “speech” and knows fingerspelling!
This is why the deaf person is happy
to help the blind person at work.

DeafDigest – 21 November 2015

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

DOOR SHUT THEN OPEN
Always a mystery why several hearing people in a
room would shut the door during a heavy discussion,
and then open the door few minutes later.
Are they talking bad things about the deaf?
Hope not!

 

DeafDigest – 20 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 20, 2015

— the mysterious Deaf Village

A Deaf Village averages 14 deaf births per 1,000 people,
higher than USA’s 2 or 3 deaf births per 1,000 people.
Deafness in the village has spanned 7 generations.
Why so many deaf people? Village lore said that two
powerful leaders fought each other and then cursed
their families to be deaf for generations. Everyone
in the village uses sign language. It is home made,
different from the national sign language. The location
of the village is isolated and few have traveled
outside. Name of the village? Bengkala, which is in
Bali, in the northern part of Indonesia. For a picture
of group of natives signing “I Love You” – not the
same as our ILY sign:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-village-in-indonesia/

 

 

— FCC says captions cannot block the football scores

FCC has a rule that captions cannot block the screen.
The football score and scoreboard information must be
clear and easy to read. So why do captions often
block the scores? A broadcast engineer said there are
so many reasons why captions go bad – even though
everyone wants to follow the FCC strict rules.
Wrong code, wrong programming, wrong timing,
and many other wrong things. We hate it. TV
engineers hate it. FCC hates it – yet captions
often go bad.

 
— another comedian making fun of the deaf

From time to time we read of comedians making
fun of the deaf. The latest comedian is
Mary Lynn Rajskub. She spoke a “deaf accent”
to make fun of a chef that spoke with a
funny accent. This issue was brought up by
an angry write for a web site.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 19 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 19, 2015

— an unusual owner of a store

Anne Rosata, who is deaf, but functions as a hearing
person, owns a store in Palm Harbor, Florida. The
store may be an unusual business for a deaf person as
it is a music school. This school teaches hearing
students how to play all types of music. As a
student at a local community college, she was
advised by a professor to forget music as a career
because of her deafness. She didn’t listen!
The picture of the store owner is at:

http://35.182.75.222/unusual-owner-of-a-store/

 

— a frustrated deaf poker player

A deaf poker player had a prepaid card with a casino
in Atlantic City, NJ and wanted to transfer the balance
to his poker account so he could play online. He was
told he needed a personal identification number to
make this tranfer. The casino would not even accept
his call through the relay service, thinking the
relay operator could use the information for own
personal gain. He argued with the casino for one
hour – no luck! He is discussing this with an
attorney on the possibility of a lawsuit.

 

— Deaf Culture, 10 years ago and now

A Deaf Education coordinator at Flagler College,
St Augustine, Florida made this interesting
comment. She said that ten years ago, her
hearing students could attend an event at
a deaf club and there would be 40 people
there. Now if they go to the same deaf club
there may be 10 people. Why? Maybe five
of them went to a football game and maybe
four of them are having drinks at a local
restaurant. The rest? Involved in the
local community. Who made that remark?
Margaret Finnegan, the Flagler coordinator.

 
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DeafDigest – 18 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 18, 2015

— something new in a movie

Actress Tessa Thompson, who is hard of hearing, is
in a new movie – Creed, which is about boxing. This
movie is showing something new – a hearing aid!
For many movies, actors hide their hearing aids,
but Tessa is proud to show her hearing aid and
the audience can see it. She has a lifelong
hearing loss, it is getting worse as she gets
older. She said it is about time Hollywood
show the real disabled actors instead of
faking about it. A picture of her is at:

http://35.182.75.222/movie-star-with-hearing-loss/

 

 

— the nation’s toughest captioning law

What would be the nation’s toughest captioning law?
Easy answer – FCC’s own rules. Not quite! It
is Portland, Oregon. The Portland commissioners
are discussing a tough proposal – which would
require captions at bars, hospitals, barbershops,
dental offices. A group of deaf people is
pushing for the law – because they have asked
waiters and bartenders to turn on the captions
only to be refused. It is hoped that once
Portland passes this law, hundreds of American
cities will copy it.

 

 

— Deaf Bridge may shut down vehicle traffic

The Zero Bridge (actually Zorr Bridge) in
Srinagar, Kashmir has been closed to traffic
since 2010, because its wood structure was too
weak to handle heavy vehicle traffic. The
municipal government has renovated the bridge,
but wants it as a walkaway instead of cars
and trucks. Fierce debate is going on right
now. It is often called Deaf Bridge – because
the contractor who built the bridge years ago
was deaf. Zorr, in Kashmir language, means deaf.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 17 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 17, 2015

— one of world’s best nail designers

Alecia Mounixay is deaf. She owns her own nail salon –
White Koi Nail Studio in Wilmington, NC. The Nails
Magazine chose her as one of the top 18 nail artists
in the world, two years in a row. She was invited
to participate at the New York Fashion Week this
past September. What is she really good at? These 3-D
designs! A picture of her is at:
http://deafdigest.com/one-of-best-nail-designers-in-world/

 

— these Deaf Eyes

Why is Nyle DiMarco considered to be one of the
hottest models in USA? One big reason, according to
Tyra Banks’ Mom is his eyes! She said his eyes
are so hypnotizing.

 
— 80 mail carriers on strike

80 hearing mail carriers went on a one-day strike at their
Bridgwater post office. Reason for the strike is that a
deaf mail carrier lost his job because his MS disability.
He has been disabled for two years and was denied
disability pay. As a result, these angry mail carriers
went on a strike. Bridgwater post office is not in USA
but in Great Britain.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 16 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 16, 2015

— a piece of Deaf Culture that many forgot
(picture)

How many people remember the Negro Schools
for the Deaf? These schools closed up.
The most visible student from these schools
was a 6’8 student, who played basketball –
Leon Grant. After graduating from North
Carolina School for Negro Deaf, he played
at North Carolina Central University before
dominating the competition at national
deaf tournaments. The frenzy over him started
when the Deaf American magazine featured him
on a front page cover. Anyway there was a
story today in a newspaper about one such
school. The picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/schools-for-deaf-segregated-blacks/

 

— big protest in Canada

Deaf people in Ontario are protesting the appointment
of a hearing person to serve as superintendent at
Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf instead of hiring
the deaf. They are saying she knows nothing about ASL
and of Deaf Culture. A source told DeafDigest that
this new superintendet is fluent in ASL and has over
25 years of experience working with the deaf and was
much more qualified than the deaf candidate. Then
why the protest? Two reasons – a hearing person was
chosen over the deaf; the community, parents, and alumni
were kept out of the search and interview process!

 
— invited to the White House

President Obama has invited the Deaf West’s entire cast
of Spring Awakening performers to give a performance
at the White House on November 18th. You can see it
on the White House web site that day.

 

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DeafDigest – 15 November 2015

DeafDigest Gold – November 15, 2015

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
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This week’s ASL Videos:
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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Top stories about the deaf:

There is a big time protest going on in Ontario,
protesting the appointment of a hearing person,
knowing nothing about ASL or of Deaf Culture
as the superintendent at the Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf. In Canada, leading deaf educators
are always passed over when such vacancies
occur.

Florida legislators have introduced bills to
protect the rights of the deaf in case of police
arrests.

A former deaf employee at Walmart in Connecticut has
filed a discrimination lawsuit, alleging unfriendly
working conditions where his deafness was mocked
by employees and supervisors. Walmart tried to
block the lawsuit, but the judge said it shall proceed. He was on the job for only nine months.

Glynis Kidodeaux, Director, Deaf and Deaf/Blind Services
at Ameila Manor Nursing Facility, has been honored
by Louisiana governor for her work with deaf-blind
patients.

Deaf West’s Spring Awakening has been winning awards
from several entertainment groups in Los Angeles.

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BEST OFFICE MENTOR IS DEAF
A workplace hired a new hearing person. She has been trained
by another hearing person.
One day, the hearing trainer was absent. The new employee then
asked the deaf person for some help.
This new employee said the deaf person is much better trainer
than hearing person. The deaf person would write notes with just
few words. The hearing trainer would talk too much, thus
confusing the new employee!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-mentor-is-best/

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RIT hosts third annual Effective Access Technology Conference
Exhibits, posters, speakers focus on innovations to help those with disabilities

story and picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-ntid-access-technology-conference/

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A SAD IRONY AT GALLAUDET AND NTID
What is a sad irony at Gallaudet and NTID. Both campuses
have deaf students – and for new students that need to learn
ASL, the opportunities to mingle and learn is perfect.
Yet, some students reject social life and reject ASL. As
a result, for some of them they have to enroll at ASL classes
in their home towns!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/sad-deaf-asl-irony/

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National Motorcycle Safety Fund to Help Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

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Lip Reading nightmare

a deaf employee and a hearing employee were talking
about a male temporary employee

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
He is a woman

Male as a woman?

He actually said:
He is a mariner

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Deaf Book of the Week

A Journey into the Deaf World

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— law professor

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it terrible to have a deaf school with a
deaf CEO and a hearing-majority board?

A. No. There are bottom lines – how good is
education at the deaf school? Do hearing
board members have contacts that bring in money
for the school coffers? Are hearing board members
respectful of the views and comments of the minority
deaf board members? There are so many other factors
involved.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Pouring liquids can be messy for people who are DeafBlind.

My vision has decreased year after year and performing some tasks is challenging.

Pouring beverages or liquids for recipes into a glass, cup, or bowl cannot be visually determined anymore!

A simple method is to put my finger slightly inside the rim.

Then, I pour the liquid until I feel my finger getting wet.  Now I have a full glass!

Pardon my finger, but may I pour you a drink?

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:

not just deaf, but hearing too – that peace will
prevail everywhere in the world

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DeafHistory:

Year 1966 – NY Congressman Hugh Carey announced
that RIT won the bidding to host the NTID, beating
a chief competitor – CSUN.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

less than 20 percent

of NTID faculty are deaf or hard of hearing

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Cali Bunn, who is deaf, has accepted a scholarship
to play Beach Volleyball (a new NCAA sport)
at Tulane.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Skip Flanagan, who generated much publicity last
spring playing baseball for RIT, played independent
professional league ball with the Old Orchard Beach
Surge (Maine). On this lowest level in independent
ball, he hit .269 (21 hits in 78 at bats in 23
games (team played a 36-game season). He exhibited
no power, just 3 doubles and no homers.

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

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DeafDigest – 15 November 2015

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/very-unfriendly-deaf-menu/

you can compare it with last week’s picture at:

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Top stories about the deaf:

Reaching Out is the name of a cafe in
Hoi An, Vietnam. This cafe is considered
one of the four best in the city. All of
the waitstaff and servers are deaf.

Japan’s Princess Kako gave her first speech
in sign language for a deaf group at a deaf
event in Yonago. She previously lived in London and learned British Sign Language
to mingle with the deaf. Now back in
Japan, she knows Japanese Sign Language
just as well.

The state of Tennessee has announced plans
to establish state-wide a 911 text network for its deaf residents.

Simeon Hart, who is deaf and uses BSL,
has been selected by the British Green Party
to run for the Commons seat in the
Oldham West and Royton district.

The FCC hosted a roundtable to address captioning issues earlier in the week. It was open to the public.

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STRONG DEAF SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS AND WEAK ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS
Some schools for the deaf have very strong alumni associations.
Some other schools for the deaf have these weak associations.
Look at two things. First, some school homecoming day football
games are very crowded. Other school homecoming days have low
attendance.
Second thing – some schools for the deaf that have closed
up have very strong alumni associations! Examples are
Nebraska School for the Deaf and the Crotched Mountain School
for the Deaf (New Hampshire) have strong alumni associations!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/strong-deaf-alumni-association/

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MANY HEARING PEOPLE WEAR HEARING AIDS
When we see someone with a hearing aid, we assume
the person is deaf.
Not always! The person may be hearing but still wears
a hearing aid. Why?
He may be deaf in one ear and uses the hearing aid to
make him hearing in that ear!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-not-always-for-deaf/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked this question:

do you follow your deaf client all day?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

What should a captioner or CART provider do if he or she simply does not understand something that is said?

A captioner is writing along. Everything is going great. All of a sudden, a word is said that is totally unfamiliar or somehow obscured by a sound. Maybe someone coughed or sneezed. Maybe it’s a word that the captioner has just never heard of.

These situations have happened to every captioner. Different captioners may have different solutions depending on the situation and their familiarity with the content that they are captioning.

If a captioner is generally familiar with the subject matter but does not understand a particular word, the captioner may use another word to make it make sense. This would be similar to what I understand many sign language interpreters do. They convey the concept to their audience rather than indicating that something was not understood.

If the captioner has clearly heard the word but is unfamiliar with it, another option would be to just spell it out phonetically. Sometimes that is helpful, but at other times it can be confusing to the users of the captioning.

Another option might be to use a parenthetical such as (inaudible) or (indiscernible). This would show to the audience that the captioner had problems with that word, but it may be confusing for them. They may totally lose the meaning of the sentence because of the distraction of the parenthetical.

Each situation is different, and a captioner would have to make a decision in a split second about the best way to handle it

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

people assuming deaf can only work in menial, entry-level
and boring jobs

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

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

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

— you are the only deaf in an all-hearing dining group;
waitress knows you’re deaf but ignores you when explaining
something about the dining arrangement

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

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DeafLaw

Is there really a legal definition of deaf-blindness?

This is what a deaf-blind person brought up in a
discussion.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Kathryn Lindsay, a Gallaudet graduate, missed a chance
to have a plant named after her, in the manner Regina
Hughes, many years ago, was similarly honored.
Kathryn, a wildlife biologist with the National
Forest, found a new plant in Colorado something like
Two-forked moonwort or Botryichium bifurcatum. Her
employer did consider naming the plant Lindsay Moonwort,
but instead, gave Kathryn a cash reward.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Captain Susan Culin, not deaf, is the Commander of the Fairfax
County Police Departments Traffic Division in Virginia.

She implied that driving while signing is distracted driving.
She made the implication at a recent Q and A online session.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Are deaf activists always that constantly unhappy,
demanding that deaf administrators resign or to
be forced out because of perceived issues?

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DeafDigest – 13 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 13, 2015

 

— a deaf chef with a big dream

Chef Jeffrey Perri is deaf, and has experience, working the
kitchen at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and then
currently at National Aquarium in Baltimore. He has a big
dream – to establish a Culinary Academy for the Deaf. In
hopes of achieving this dream he is competing in the Carroll
County Biz Challenge (Maryland). If he wins, he will use
the prize money to open the program for the deaf.
A picture of him is at:

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

 
— hearing person says deaf is dangerous

A hearing person said:
I am scared of deaf people because if I do not understand they
will hit me

Deaf person hitting a hearing person over a misunderstanding?
Well, this comment was made by a scared hearing person in Zaire.

 
— discrimination in gaming

A veteran deaf gamer was interviewed about dealing
with discrimination in computer games. This gamer
said there is no game right now that is deaf-friendly.
And while there was one deaf-friendly game, the
company went out of business some time back.
What kind of discrimination? A hearing person
could hear bees swarming in the game background
and know what to do on moving objects on the screen.
A deaf gamer knows nothing and loses valuable
game points!

 

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DeafDigest – 12 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 12, 2015

 
— All-American Family deaf family on TV

The “All-American Family” story will be shown on TV on
Monday, Nov. 23 on CNN Digital. It is about
the Eagles, an all-deaf football team. The story does
not mention California School for the Deaf but the
filming shows a very strong reference to that school,
especially of the Pedersen family tree. For a picture
of one of the football playing Pedersens:

http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-eagles/

 
— deaf cannot run a business

Deaf cannot run a business? This was the thinking among many
people in the San Francisco area when Russell and Melody
Stein, both deaf, wanted to open a pizzeria (named
Mozzeria). The local government was not helpful when they
wanted to fill out paperwork on various permits. Hearing
customers thought the deaf cannot make great pizzas.
Hearing people even thought deaf cannot make pizza
deliveries by car! Fortunately, one by one these many
obstacles were overcome. An important hearing person
was a wine vendor who gave great advice on how to
run a restaurant.

 
— texting and doing something else

Just today DeafDigest editor had an event that required
an interpreter. He did a great job interpreting the
event – but there was one shocker. He was texting
while interpreting! Hard to believe. Text and play
for the interpreter? No, he was worried about his
next interpreting assignment.

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 11 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 11, 2015

— car visor card telling cops you are deaf may not help

Many deaf drivers have sun visor cards that tell the
cops they are deaf, in case of traffic stops. Does
it help? It should, but sometimes it may not!
If the cop continues to bark instructions at you,
and you raise your hand towards the car visor,
he may not know what you are doing? He may think
you are reaching for something in that visor –
a weapon? Best thing is to just point to your ear
and say “deaf” even if your speech is poor!
For a picture of the visor:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-visor-in-car/

 

 

— Switched at Birth bad for deaf awareness

An activist said Switched at Birth is bad when
it comes to Deaf Awareness! Hearing people
watching that program may think the sign language
is same everywhere in the world; may think all
deaf people can read lips; may think all
deaf people are mutes; may get confused
between deaf, hard of hearing and hearing
impaired. And even worse, some hearing people
speak louder, thinking the deaf can hear!

 

 
— Deaf Towels in football

For years when deaf teams play against
other deaf teams in football, there are some
coaches that use towels on the sideline. They
do not want deaf eyes from other teams spying
on their ASL signals. Well, some NFL teams are
using Deaf Towels! Assistant coaches send hand
signals (or hand gestures), behind towels so
that hearing eyes from othr teams cannot spy!
So, the deaf coaches have invented the Deaf
Towel to help hearing teams.

 

 
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DeafDigest – 10 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 10, 2015

 
— a big irony with Deaf Utopia

There was a movement to establish a Deaf Town
during the mid-2000’s in South Dakota. The
town would be called Laurent, SD. The movement
didn’t succeed for a variety of reasons. There
was an article that surfaced yesterday that
explained why the Laurent, SD movement failed.
The big irony – Deaf people cannot follow the
story because it is in voice! An interesting
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/artist-sketch-of-failed-deaf-town/

 

 

— a deaf CEO in India

It was learned that Archana Ampoules Pvt Ltd, in India, has
a deaf CEO. It is Alok Kejriwal, a Gallaudet graduate.
The company deals with packaging and raw materials for
the Pharmaceutical, Liquor, Food & Beverages Industries.
How was a deaf person able to get that CEO position?
It is a family-owned business. Apparently the family
had Alok promoted over the years until he reached the
top level. He joined the company straight after graduating
from Gallaudet. The company bio on the web site makes
no mention of Alok’s deafness!

 

— social movement in college football, Gallaudet’s big role

The turmoil at University of Missouri seems to have
ended as the football team had a big role in ousting
the president (and the chancellor). Gallaudet?
When the Gallaudet board of trustees selected an
unpopular person in 2006 as the new president,
everyone revolted. The Gallaudet football team
went one up – locked up all campus entrance
gates. No one could enter the campus for several
days. This led to the board revoking the selection
of the new president, and finding a replacement
president! Football teams at Gallaudet and
Missouri both had a mission in college education!

 
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DeafDigest – 09 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 9, 2015

— former best friends become enemies

For so many years two young men were best friends;
one of them have become deaf, and all of a sudden,
they have become bitter enemies! Who are they?
Look at:
http://deafdigest.com/best-friends-now-enemies/

 

 

— deaf business owner had New England Patriots as a client

The late Jon Mott, who was deaf, was a well known florist/
horticulturist in Foxboro, MA. He was well known for his
creative designs with flowers. Billy Sullivan, the
former owner of the New England Patriots, hired
Mott to set up flowers and floral designs at the
annual team banquets. Unfortuntely, Mott lost the client
when Robert Kraft bought the team from Sullivan!

 
— a scam going on in the midwest deaf community

A scam is going on in the deaf community in a midwest
state. This scam was started by a deaf man. He has
been emailing deaf friends, promising them $200,000
if they would make a $5,000 deposit. A deaf community
leader learned about it and stopped his deaf friends
from sending money to the deaf scammer. Remember, if
the promise looks too good to be true, then it is a
scam!

 

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DeafDigest – 08 November 2015

DeafDigest Gold – November 8, 2015

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/very-friendly-deaf-menu/

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Top stories about the deaf:

NAD President Chris Wagner has pleaded for peace in the
deaf community and to have different deaf groups stop
fighting each other!

Finally after three years because of Superstorm Sandy,
students at New York School for the Deaf were able
to get their own playgrounds. Restoration was made
possible by private donations.

A deaf organization in Pakistan is upset with the
government for not including the deaf in the 5 percent
set asides jobs for the disabled.

Cece Bell, deaf author of children’s book – El Deafo
said that she never admitted her deafness until the
book was published!

Captioning Awareness Week is taking place
in Great Britain to educate the public on what
captions are all about.

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DEAF AUTHORS
We have many deaf authors. But how many deaf
authors write about hearing topics?
Most deaf authors write about the deaf. Just
a few write about the hearing!
There was a deaf author that wrote about
hearing romance novels that were popular books.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-authors-about-hearing/

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a shocking deaf accomplishment in curling

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-shock-the-hearing-curling-community/

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READING GLASSES AND THE DEAF
Many people use reading glasses as they can’t
read small print in notes and newspapers.
You write a note for the hearing person. He
forgets his reading glasses – and struggles
to read your handwriting.
Without the reading glasses, the note taking
communications is dead!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-reading-glasses/

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A possible deaf small town?

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-small-town/

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OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

South Dakota Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/south-dakota-association-of-the-deaf/

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

A coworker and I were crossing paths several times today and I thought she said:
I see you’re wearing a raincoat

She actually said:
I see you everywhere I go

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Deaf Book of the Week

A Child Sacrificed to the Deaf Culture

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-a-child-sacrificed-to-the-deaf-culture/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— legislative assistant

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 deaf groups have problems getting along
with other deaf groups?

A. Not just the deaf, but also the hearing!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Day light savings time ends!

Every year in the Fall daylight savings time ends.  That mean it gets dark early.

Less day time hours make it harder for people who have Usher Syndrome.

With Usher Syndrome, one of the primary symptoms is night blindness.

So, traveling is difficult during the early evening.

Friends, reminder, we don’t see in the dark and we are likely at home waiting for the next day light.

It is important to help provide transportation, guide and assist during this difficult time.

Some individuals have good coping skills and use a white cane and travel independently.

But, sometimes there are tough paths to travel with our white cane.

We lose 2 minutes of daylight each day until the next solstice!

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 deaf school superintendent vacancies be
easily filled from a pool of qualified applicants

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DeafHistory:

Year 1998

unusual reunion at Gallaudet
http://deafdigest.com/unusual-gallaudet-reunion/

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

12 schools for the deaf with vacant superintendent positions

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

J’Den Cox, a junior, is a member of the University
of Missouri wrestling team. He weighs 197 lbs

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Tyson Gillies, San Antonio, Texas League

hit .259 in 61 games, 177 at bats

will have to wait and find out which team he will play
in 2016

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DeafSports Library:

Famous Fanwood single wing football of fifties (picture)
http://deafdigest.com/fanwood-deaf-famous-single-wing-of-fifties/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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that section

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-honor-deaf-but-no-job/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hard-to-describe-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-inapppropriate-language/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-know-nothing-scandal/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Top Australian cricket player Brett Lee, who is not
deaf, made a statement – No one deserves to be deaf.
It was printed up in the Australian newspapers.

A story was written up in a newspaper in India
about Hush, a social enterprise, that has
25 deaf employees.

Will Van Der Hart, Pastoral Chaplain at Holy Trinity Brompton
in Great Britain, has accused churches of discriminating
against the deaf.

The 911 center in New Bern, NC has installed technology to
allow the deaf to text them in case of emergencies.

Ohio State University at Lima has created a scene
where hearing students and staff enter a “Deaf Town”
on the campus to better understand what the deaf
face with their every day needs.

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

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INAPPROPRIATE WORKPLACE LANGAUGE
Many supervisors are careful about appropriate
language – because if they are not careful, they
could be sued because of harassment.
Yet, many supervisors are not aware that
deaf-dumb or deaf-mute is inappropriate!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-inapppropriate-language/

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Substance Abuse Disorder and the Deaf Population Workshop
Montgomery, AL
February 18th & 19th, 2016

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2016-deaf-substance-abuse-workshop/

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A BIG SCANDAL IN OFFICE
A deaf person worked in a office. He is the only
person that is deaf.
There was a big scandal. The company bookkeeping
showed a $2.60 difference. The boss was angry and
ordered an outside auditor to find out the $2.60
difference. It was solved but the boss had to pay
the auditor $525.00 for this job. Everyone knows
about it.
The deaf person knows nothing because no one told
him about it!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-know-nothing-scandal/

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Hill named to RIT/NTID Faculty

http://deafdigest.com/ntid-joseph-hill/
(picture)

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being told by a hearing client:

I will explain this to you and you then can explain it to him

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“If I decide to be a realtime captioner, can I wear my fuzzy slippers
and work out of my home?”

I have heard this question asked on numerous occasions, and the
answer is, yes, you can. Most realtime captioners are independent
contractors working from their homes.
This may sound like the ideal job, but people have to remember that
there are some downsides to it also. Captioners provide captioning
primarily for news, entertainment, and sporting events. This may mean
you would work many evenings and weekends. You also would probably
have to work many holidays. Just think about the parades, special
programming, and sporting events that take place on holidays.

Some captioning companies prefer to have their realtime captioners be
employees, but most use independent contractors. These independent
contractors may work as freelance captioners and do work for more
than one captioning company at the same time.

Some captioners may also choose to work directly for TV stations or
program producers, and they may negotiate contracts themselves. They
would need to consider all of the ramifications of trying to do it on
their own; for example, having a backup captioner in the event of
illness or equipment failure.

There are only a few large captioning companies in the U.S. Many of
the companies are small firms working with only a few
captioners. Most people do not realize that, if they are watching the
news in Minnesota, the captioner may be working from his or her home
in Florida.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

every time there is an accident involving a deaf driver,
there are always demands for laws to prohibit deaf from
driving cars. These hearing people forget that many
hearing drivers have accidents, too, at a much higher
rate!

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

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DEAF HORRORS & NIGHTMARES AT RESTAURANTS

— you give sandwich man your order; he doesn’t acknowledge it

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

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DeafLaw

A labor union in Minnesota was accused of not giving
job assignments for a deaf apprentice because of
his deafness. The apprentice sued and won, and
the union had to pay him back wages plus promises
of future job assignments.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Hearing screening tests among newly born infants
is pretty much a standard procedure in many hospitals.
Is it effective? Or does it fall through the cracks?
Well, a research conducted at St Louis University School
of Medicine is saying that we have some pediatricians
that overlook an occasional deaf baby right under
their noses!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Gerald Buckley, who is deaf, is the new president
of NTID. His first day on the job as president
will be January 1, 2011.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Is ADA doing us any good if many deaf people are
unable to get jobs?

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DeafDigest – 08 November 2015

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DEAF AUTHORS
We have many deaf authors. But how many deaf
authors write about hearing topics?
Most deaf authors write about the deaf. Just
a few write about the hearing!
There was a deaf author that wrote about
hearing romance novels that were popular books.

DeafDigest – 08 November 2015

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READING GLASSES AND THE DEAF
Many people use reading glasses as they can’t
read small print in notes and newspapers.
You write a note for the hearing person. He
forgets his reading glasses – and struggles
to read your handwriting.
Without the reading glasses, the note taking
communications is dead!

DeafDigest – 07 November 2015

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INAPPROPRIATE WORKPLACE LANGAUGE
Many supervisors are careful about appropriate
language – because if they are not careful, they
could be sued because of harrassment.
Yet, many supervisors are not aware that
deaf-dumb or deaf-mute is inappropriate!

DeafDigest – 06 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 6, 2015

— sign-language menu that hearing people order from

At the Deafined, a restaurant in Vancouver, BC, the
waiters are all deaf. Hearing people arriving at the
restaurant, are served with sign language menus.
Each dish is numbered in sign language. To take
a look at the menu;

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

 

 

— home raided by the FBI

Some weeks back, DeafDigest mentioned that Starkey Hearing
fired its top officers, and that lawsuits were forthcoming.
DeafDigest suspected it was a matter of financial
irregularities that the officers got involved with. Anyway
just yesterday, the FBI raided the home of former president
Jerry Ruzicka. Starkey is one of the world’s largest
hearing aid manufacturers, and it is located in
Minnesota.

 
— sign language requirement of people in hospitals

The hosptial public relation officers, admitting clerks,
custodians and pharmacy assistants all must learn
sign language. It was ordered by Sibongiseni Dhlomo,
medical official in Durban, South Africa. One
interesting thing – he did not order doctors and
nurses to learn signs!

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/
11/1/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 5, 2015

— a sign language drive-in kiosk

You can drive up to a Starbucks outlet in St Augustine,
Florida and order your coffee at the sign language
kiosk. One deaf woman did – and the video went
viral. Just a few weeks ago, a pizzeria in California
set up a sign language kiosk for deaf patrons.
Hope will be seeing more and more sign language
kiosks everywhere. For a picture of that Starbucks
sign language kiosk:

http://deafdigest.com/kiosk-in-florida/

 

— the verdict in the California Zombie Walk crash

A deaf man was found guilty of reckless driving in
San Diego, when he drove through a crowd of parade
participants. He was scared for his life when
these parade participants jumped on his car.
Several things to think about. It took the jury
a long time to discuss the case. It may be
possible that the jurors did not agree and that
some felt the deaf driver was not guilty.
It is up to the judge to determine the sentence.
He could sentence the driver to three full years
in jail, or give him a light sentence or to let
him off on probation. And the deaf driver could
appeal the decision. We shall see what happens.

 
— it pays for a woman to love the political system

Leah Katz-Hernandez, who is deaf, is the White
House receptionist. She greets many of the world’s
most famous and most powerful people. How did
she get the job? A hint may be that she loves
the political system – always involved with
Gallaudet student politics while she was
a student; keeping track of the presidential
election; deaf issues that needed attention
on the Hill; getting deaf people to vote
and getting involved; and also helping
Obama get re-elected. And much more.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/
11/1/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 04 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 4, 2015

— a big news website angry about deaf called as mutes

The Huffingpost web site posted an article, angry
about the deaf being called as mutes. Well, in India
people call the deaf as deaf-mutes. And yet, in USA,
with the world’s strongest disability laws (ADA),
deaf people are still called deaf-mutes. Take
a look at the picture:

http://deafdigest.com/telling-the-world-what-it-is/

 

 

 

— deaf threatening a political party

In USA, we have many angry deaf people – angry over
discrimination, no jobs, audism, no money, poor
education, no opportunities, etc. We have had protest
marches in Washington, DC. But do we threaten our
political parties – the Democrats and the Republicans?
No, but it is happening in Ghana! Several deaf organizations
are threatening to disrupt the National Democratic
Congress (a political party in Ghana) if their
demands are not being met.

 
— a shocking experience with a travel agent

A deaf woman, living in Japan, wanted to visit her
family in USA, and wanted to book airfare with a
travel agent. She was told that because of her
deafness she was not allowed to fly! Very angry
about it, she confronted the travel agent’s
supervisor – and she was able to get airflight
reservations. It happened about 20 years ago.
To this day, she is bitter about it.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/
11/1/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 03 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 3, 2015

— a national beauty pageant crown

The Miss Republic of the Philippines pageant is coming up
soon. Pageant winners will wear the crown. Rolando Cabalona,
who is deaf, built these crowns from his hands. This
task took him six months. He is employed by the
Kitsilver Jewelry in Meycauayan, a medium sized
Filipino city.

The picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/crown-built-by-deaf-craftsman/

 

 

— deaf in a horror film

On the The Horror Network is a new horror story
of a young deaf girl, bullied at school, and walks
home, being chased by someone. Don’t know what
happened to the deaf girl, but hope there is a
happy ending!

 
— deaf catching a shoplifter and losing his job

A deaf man, working in a store, saw a shoplifting
and told his two managers about it. They told
him to follow instructions on how to deal with
the shoplifter. He did, but these two managers
“disappeared” from the store. It left the deaf
person alone in that dangerous situation. Upset,
the deaf man told the managers he will never
deal with shoplifting situations. A meeting
was scheduled. The deaf man asked for an
interpreter, and it was refused. In that meeting
he was told he was fired. He has since then
filed a lawsuit, since no interpreter was
provided during this personnel meeting.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/
11/1/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 02 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 2, 2015

— this genius was called an idiot

India has a bad reputation for labelling deaf people
as deaf-mutes and then thinking they are idiots.
Anyway Saji Thomas is deaf and has been called an
idiot. Well, he loves airplanes and has built a
two-seater ultralight aircraft by himself, using
junk parts and recycled stuff. He has tested
this aircraft with several flights. He is now
awaiting license from the India Directorate General
of Civil Aviation. He has two goals – to build a
twin-engine aircraft, and to get a job as a
mechanic with an aircraft company. Idiot? No.
Genius, yes!

his picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-aircraft-genius/

 

 

— requiring the deaf to sign third party forms

The Canada Revenue Agency (which is like our IRS)
has made deaf people angry. Those that wish to
discuss tax matters with the agency were asked
to sign third party forms. This would authorize the
Bell Relay Services or a sign language interpreter
as the third party between the deaf person and the
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Interestingly enough
CRA said they do not require third party forms,
but for some reason deaf tax payers have been
asked to do so. It is becoming a hot issue in
Canada.

 
— a deaf role in actor’s best movie

Groundhog Day has been considered comedian/actor
Bill Murray’s best movie. The movie was filmed
at the same time Murray was going through a
painful divorce and he was in no mood to be
friendly or cooperative. To tell the directors
and producers to stay away, he hired a deaf man,
whose #1 language was ASL. The deaf man did
his job – he blocked outside people from bothering
Murray. And as a result, Marry’s movie was the best
he ever acted in!

 
Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/
11/1/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 02 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 2, 2015 morning

— interesting comment by an Australian web site

An Australian web site made this comment that the
famed TV shows – The Six Million Dollar Man
and The Bionic Woman both have been big influences
on one high tech device – the CI. The deaf world
has never been the same because of it.

 
— ADA failing the deaf

former US Senator Tom Harkin gave a speech recently.
He implied that the ADA has failed the deaf – in
one area – finding jobs for the deaf.

 
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
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DeafDigest – 01 November 2015

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-a-bar/

This week’s ASL Videos:
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/postage-stamp-honoring-famous-deaf-woman/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Abreham Zemedagegehu, a deaf Ethiopian immigrant, who was falsely
arrested and held for several months with no charges and no
interpreters before being released, has become a role model
for deaf prisoners! A newspaper ran up that story.

Troy University has been awarded 2 million dollars to train
vocational rehabilitation counselors that work with the
deaf in  Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

Oskari Salomaa, a deaf student in Finland, wanted to
enroll at the Helsinki Design School to take courses
in graphics. The school rejected him because of his
deafness. As a result, the Helsinki District Prosecutor
is charging the school for discriminating against
the deaf.

Telenor Serbia, a Serbian telecommunications provider,
provided the Telecentre of the Organization of the Deaf of Belgrade with equipment to allow them to use
interpreters during video communications.

The Tennessee Communications Board said that by 2017,
deaf people will be able to make 911 emergency texts.

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the telephone? But did he try to invent a hearing
aid?
There was a deaf play about Alexander Graham
Bell, and it said he tried to invent a hearing
aid and failed!
It was a surprise to DeafDigest editor.

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THREE HEARING AND ONE DEAF SON
A hearing father is a successful business owner.
He has three hearing sons and one deaf son.
All three hearing sons have no interest in the
business. The deaf son is very interested.
The disappointed father would not give the
business to deaf son. As a result, he closed up
the business when he retired.
Very sad to prevent deaf son from an
opportunity.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-hearing-brothers/

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Newspaper classified ads originated by a deaf man

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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:

You live in the state of Washington and
campaign for public office; it is against
the law to lie about your campaign promises
in political ads.
While this law applies equally to deaf and
hearing candidates, the ASL speaking candidate
better make sure qualified interpreters are
available for taped campaign speeches. If you
scrimp on campaign costs and hire non-qualified
interpreters that struggle to understand ASL
their misinterpretation of your campaign
promises could be perceived as lies by political
opponents!

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Lip Reading nightmare

Deaf employee thought hearing employee said:
I’m going to see somebody

Hearing employee actually said:
I’m going to get supplies

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Deaf Book of the Week

A Basic Course in Manual Communications

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— footwear designer

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is football a dying sport in schools for the deaf?

A. Hope not, but there was a high number of forfeits
when schools did not have enough players ready
for their games. The rate of forfeits is alarming.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Imagine a DeafBlind person trying to use an ATM these days!  I cannot read the screen!

Imagine I need to ask a friend, family member or SSP to read the screen to me.

All that sensitive information is there for them to drool!

Touch screen features are everywhere, appliances, kiosks, newly remote bank tellers, etc.

There are a few ways to make this accessible, but not for the DeafBlind!

For example, ATMs have a voice for the blind who can hear.

Soon there might be app to help us use smartphones to operate the ATM!

I think it will require a lawsuit to make this work for me!

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 Google would hire more deaf people

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DeafHistory:

year 1900 – The Adult Deaf Centre in Melbourne (Australia) was founded. It served as the social hub
of the Deaf Community for many years.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1 percent

of minor TV channels that reach audience share
are required to caption or to have sign
language interpreter – this is the rule in
Great Britain

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Dylan Gallant, a senior, is a member of the men’s basketball
team at St. Thomas University.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

The Seattle Seahawks suspended Derrick Coleman few weeks
ago because of suspicion involving an automobile accident.

Has the team reinstated him?

Yes, he is on the active roster.

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DeafSports Library:

facts about British deaf soccer
http://britishdeaffootball.com/gb-deaf-football/about-deaf-football/

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-three-hotel-worries/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-deaf-captions-free-dessert/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-honor-deaf-but-no-job/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hard-to-describe-deaf/

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Emotion-Packed Movies from ASL Films

Scary, funny, intense, are just a few words to describe the movies
from ASL Films. They have films for all tastes-and they are ALL
signed in ASL with no audio.

In “Slot” a documentary crew goes into slot canyons and deal with a
life-threatening situation that may even be supernatural.

Laugh like crazy when you watch “Versa Effect”,  a movie about two
people who hate each other and suddenly having their bodies switched.

Issues within a dysfunctional family are addressed in “Hard Man”, as
a Texas rancher ravaged by alcoholism has to face a decision about
being put in a nursing home.

See the complete selection of movies from ASL Films at Harris
Communications.

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/supposed-to-help-deaf-translate-asl-to-text/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Geetha, the deaf girl that wandered across the
border at Pakistan, and held for 13 years, finally
came home to India – but has rejected the family
that said they raised her!

Monden Ryoji, a deaf Japanese man, won a prize
for his drawing of “The Moonlight” at the
Japan-France Contemporary Art World Exhibition.
He beat out competing hearing artists for the prize.

Following AT&T’s footsteps, Verizon has asked FCC
for Wi-Fi calling waiver.

The parents of Dov Nathanson, a deaf youth football
player, filed a discrimination lawsuit last year
when they were not able to get interpreters for
games and practices with Spring Lake Park youth football
program in Minnesota. In a settlement, the local
Lions club have agreed to defray costs of an
interpreter.

Saji Thomas, Mumbai, India, is deaf. His hobby is
building aircraft. For his work, he has been honored
by the Mumbai Discovery Channel,

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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.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-honor-deaf-but-no-job/

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a new movie

Universal Signs

http://deafdigest.com/universal-signs-story/

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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!

http://35.182.75.222/videos/hard-to-describe-deaf/

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New CSUN National Center on Deafness Director Advocates for a Strong Voice in the Digital Age

http://deafdigest.com/csun-in-digital-age/
(picture)

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a comment by a retired administrator of programs
for the deaf:

The paucity of interpreters is the result of monetizing the practice. When I
was a young teacher of the deaf…so many years ago, there were always folks
at the state school that would help out for free when called on by a Deaf
friend. It was part of the deaf education profession. Then we established
RID and continued to make the tests more expensive, hard to schedule and CEU
renewal based. Suddenly, we found state laws and rules requiring
licensed/certified interpreters and insisting that rural Deaf folk had
plenty of access. So, many were left without. I have many sad stories and
I’ll bet you do, too.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“Who is in charge of making sure that the television programs I want
to watch are closed captioned?”

According to the FCC website, “The Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) was established by the Communications Act of 1934 as an
independent U.S. government agency and is directly responsible to
Congress. The FCC regulates interstate (between states) and
international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite
and cable in all of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S.
territories.”

The FCC is the agency that would be responsible for enforcing the
various disability rights laws that govern closed captioning. These
would include the Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990, the
Telecommunications Act of 1996, and the most recent 21st Century
Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.

If you experience problems with lack of captioning or poor quality
closed captioning, the organization that would be in charge of
enforcing the law is the FCC.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

people assuming that if the deaf work, it is at
menial jobs

(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

– menus on food trucks are impossible to point at

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

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

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DeafLaw

A deaf woman, who was arrested by police and held overnight
without the services of an interpreter in New York City, has been awarded $750,000. No charges were ever filed
against her in the first place.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Galina Lazarevna
Zaitseva, a Russian woman who passed away on August 6th.
News of her death did not reach DeafDigest until just
recently.
Simply put, she was known as the Russian Stokoe,
a pioneer in Russian sign language research.
Her academic credentials are so imposing that there is
not enough space to itemize all of them, but she was
to Deaf Russia what Stokoe was to Deaf America.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

the Norwegian Cruise Line has agreed to reimburse
the deaf, and the disabled, for discriminating
against them on tours. Agreement was hammered out
in a settlement in Miami, Florida.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

While the Geeta story has been continuing for the
past 4-5 months, one question remains unanswered.

Why didn’t Geeta’s parents, 13-15 years ago,
file a missing child’s report with the police
in India?

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DeafDigest
Copyright 2015 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest conditions and terms
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-digest-conditions-and-terms/

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Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 01 November 2015

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THREE HEARING AND ONE DEAF SON
A hearing father is a successful business owner.
He has three hearing sons and one deaf son.
All three hearing sons have no interest in the
business. The deaf son is very interested.
The disappointed father would not give the
business to deaf son. As a result, he closed up
the business when he retired.
Very sad to prevent deaf son from an
opportunity.

DeafDigest – 01 November 2015

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ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL’S HEARING AID
We all know that Alexander Graham Bell invented
the telephone? But did he try to invent a hearing
aid?
There was a deaf play about Alexander Graham
Bell, and it said he tried to invent a hearing
aid and failed!
It was a surprise to DeafDigest editor.

DeafDigest – 01 November 2015

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 1, 2015 morning

— deaf can hear without ears

Could the deaf people hear without their ears?
David Eagleman, not deaf, thinks so. He is a
neuroscientist and he just wrote a book titled
The Brain: The Story of You. In that book, he
mentioned that the deaf should be able to hear,
with the brain being re-wired to avoid the “deaf
ears.”

— if the apple is rotten, throw it out

Food Lion (West Virginia) employee Betty Berry
is deaf with low vision issues. She was just
honored with the State Ability Works award
for overcoming her disabilities. What is
her job? “Just throw out the apple if it is
rotten”! Actually she is the quality assurance
inspector, making sure everything that Food
Lion sells is of top quality.
past Mid-Week & morning editions:
http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

10/25/15 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

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