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DeafDigest – 29 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 29, 2016

— can’t serve in USA; can serve in Israel

Deaf cannot serve in the military in USA;
in Israel, Shira Kochavi, a young deaf woman,
has become the second lieutenant in the Combat
Intelligence Collection Corps. She said
“The army is a career for me.” Israel
would not allow her to serve in the
military but she fought back and was
able to enlist. Her picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-military-officer/

 

— Nyle again

Deaf model Nyle DiMarco, the final winner of the
now-closed America’s Next Top Model TV program,
is at it again. He has been selected to be one
of the dancers at the “Dancing With the Stars”
TV program. He, however, is not the first deaf
dancer on that program – this honor belongs to
Marlee Matlin few years ago.

 

 
— a Jughead update

DeafDigest has mentioned several times that
the world-famous Archie comics is evolving
into a new TV series. And that Jughead,
Archie’s ex Best Friend and now Arch-enemy
is deaf. There were big hopes that a deaf
actor would play the deaf Jughead role.
It was not to be. A hearing actor has
been selected to play the Deaf Jughead
role. A big time disappointment!

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”

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

02/28/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 February 2016

DeafDigest Gold – February 28, 2016

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

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at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 20th year

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

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

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Old Fogey

Manualist & Oralist

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-manualist-oralist/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confused-with-deaf-patient/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bar-captions-bad/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-in-interviewing-panels/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-undercover-boss/

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RIT/NTID announces a career exploration workshop for deaf or hard-of-hearing African American, Latino American or Native American middle school students

African American, Latino American or Native American students who are deaf or hard of hearing and are entering 5th . 9th grade are invited to Steps to Success, a free career exploration workshop that will be held April 23 at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf in Clarkson, Georgia.

This free event allows students to explore career options and goals to help prepare them for life after high school. Parents or guardians are encouraged to attend and can get tips to support their student through this time of transition, as well as share experiences and information with other parents of deaf or hard-of-hearing students.

Faculty and staff from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf will present information about the importance of leadership development and career goals, and RIT/NTID admissions representatives will discuss college preparedness and financial aid.

To register online, go to www.ntid.rit.edu/camps/stepstosuccess

For more information, call 585-475-7695 (voice), 585-286-4555 (videophone) or e-mail SteptoSuccess@ntid.rit.edu

Registration deadline is April 12, 2016.

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
http://www.drrattner.com/our-team/meet-our-team/

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

a legend at NTID

http://deafdigest.com/robert-panara-deaf-professor/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A law magazine said that Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act is so vague that it opens
the door to many, unwanted lawsuits against
businesses that were only too anxious to accommodate
the disabled!

The National Association of the Deaf and the
Deaf Seniors of America have agreed to work
together to study how they could jointly
advocate on given issues, plus to thrash out
misunderstandings on exactly what is VRI.

A group deaf Pinoys in the Philippines have told
the government “we are voters” – meaning they
do not appreciate being kept out of the loop.

The World Federation of the Deaf said that
equal rights of the deaf must be protected
because of these high tech advances
everywhere.

Marlee Matlin is not “allowed” to sell her
Oscar statue! This was an issue raised by the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,
saying any and all Oscar winners cannot sell
their statues. But if they do sell, the
price cannot be more than $10.00, otherwise
there would be lawsuits!

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RIT National Writing Contest for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Students

Deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students in 10th or 11th grade can use the power of words to express their feelings and win prizes in Rochester Institute of Technology’s SpiRIT Writing Contest for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students. Winners will have their choice of a scholarship and travel expenses to the Explore Your Future program at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, or a $500 cash prize. EYF is a six-day summer career exploration program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students that provides the opportunity to sample different careers as well as college life.

Complete contest guidelines and entry information are available at www.rit.edu/NTID/WritingContestNR . The deadline to enter is March 18, 2016. For more information, contact WritingContest@ntid.rit.edu  or call 585-475-7695 (voice) or 585-286-4555 (videophone).

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With 20 presenters, 12 being deaf, we invite you to join 500 others for an
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DEAF SHOULD INTERVIEW HEARING JOB APPLICANTS
Hearing people apply for jobs and are interviewed
by supervisors and human resources people. They never
ask the deaf employees to help with the interviews.
Why deaf? Because deaf people read body language
and facial expressions better than hearing!
Many times hearing person is hired and the supervisor
is sorry. He did not read the negative body language
and negative facial expressions!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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UNDERCOVER BOSS
Undercover Boss is a popular TV program. Yet,
we have never seen a deaf person on the program –
either as an employee or as a boss.
Is it possible some day?

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

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Deaf organizations

Wisconsin Association of the Deaf

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

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

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

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Deaf Book of the Week

Deaf in Delhi

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-deaf-in-delhi/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— cosmetics manufacturer

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Do Starbucks baristas really have to know ASL
to communicate with deaf patrons?

A. It is nice, but not that really necessary.
Almost all baristas, used to dealing with difficult
hearing patrons, know what the deaf want with
their coffee orders. And almost all deaf patrons
are careful with their orders to make sure of
no misunderstandings!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I recently took a trip, I flew there.

One of the frustrating parts is that they seated me by the window.

I was two seats away from the aisle, and how in the world could I communicate with the airline crew!

Since I am DeafBlind and the lights were out up in the air, I was not able to see the crew!

On my way back, I was in a smaller plane with two seats on each side.

Again, I was seated by the window.  Lights were out so it was too dark to see.

I had my tray down and my seat was reclined.  I got a bottle of water and chips.

I was waiting for the crew to pick up the trash on my tray, it was difficult to find them!

I tried hard to find them.  The guy next to me had headphones on and was soundly asleep!

All of the sudden the plane landed!  My tray was still down, my seat was still in recline position!

Of course I wrote a complaint to the airline company, but still they could not detect the trash on the tray!

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 a perfect TV captions have been featured –
that has perfect spelling, perfect background
colors, perfect location (not blocking anything
on the screen)

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DeafHistory:

Year 1916 –

a group of deaf women attended a house party
in Santa Monica, CA. This party was written
up in a newspaper story, saying it was
“for wealthy and well-known deaf women.”
The highlight of the party was a story-telling
contest to see which deaf woman told the funniest story!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

8

number of years that have passed between first TV captions
(shown on Public Broadcast Service) and captions shown
on ABC and CBS network programs. CBS refused to caption
their programs at that time.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

North Greenville – Makenzie Shellnutt, so, softball

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

KEVIN HALL HIT 4 UNDER TO FINISH IN 17TH PLACE AT THE WILDWOOD OPEN

Kevin Hall had an almost perfect second round play on Continental
Country Club’s treacherous and narrow courses netting four birdies
and one bogey which helped moved his 71-69=140 position from 34th to
17th place to collect $570.83 prize money.  Starting at the 10th tee
with a foursome who carded a 71 game on the day before, Kevin was
able to hit fairways and make greens in regulation much of the time.
He didn’t have to scramble much like he did on the first round.  As
for putting, he changed from cross arms to normal a holding pattern
and fared much better than the first day.  Today his gallery grew
larger, with many as 30 at one time, mostly deaf people.   Kevin
commented that his confidence level on his woods and irons has been
increasing over the past two weeks.  He is planning to work on his
putting for the next week, before the upcoming tournament to be held
in Tampa, FL on March 12-13.  He stated that he was most pleased to
have a large number of supporters from the Deaf community as they
helped cover his golfing and entry fee expenses while staying in The
Villages.   Please check the link for the tournament summary:

https://fpgtour.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/fpgtour15/event/fpgtour1513/contest/7/
leaderboard.htm

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DeafSports Library:

a sports uniform by a deaf team in late 19th century

http://deafdigest.com/19th-century-deaf-sports-uniform/

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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

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

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Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 29 February 2016

DeafDigest Blue – February 28, 2016

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; 20th year

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

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazy-deaf-fan/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/safeway-scream-at-deaf-person/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/geico-deaf-commercials/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-free-tickets-for-deaf/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

a sports uniform by a deaf team in late 19th century

http://deafdigest.com/19th-century-deaf-sports-uniform/

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Robin Titterington,
a late-deafened Atlanta activist, that departed us.
While she had other disabilities, it did not stop
her from advocating on the needs of the deaf and
the disabled.

Top stories about the deaf:

The comment “My classmates are twice as likely to get a job as I am when I graduate” made by a young deaf
Irish woman, hit the newspaper front pages. She is
just afraid that when she graduates from her university,
she will be jobless.

Deaf Britons that love music is being frustrated with
the web sites that offer no access for them. It was
a story in a British newspaper.

In Michigan City, Indiana, a 8-year old deaf boy was
found wandering into a gas station on an early Sunday
morning. He couldn’t tell the police his name or
where he lived.  Parents were sleeping and unaware that their son sneaked out. Fortunately, the gas station attendant and the police worked together to locate his  parents and return him home.

An angry deaf person, with a CI, posted a video
explaining that he went to a hospital to get
a MRI, and was not able to do so. The doctor
gave him two choices – to go ahead with an
operation without a MRI or to have the CI
surgically removed in order to go through a
MRI!

FCC said that producing captions on TV
is a shared responsibility among providers
in the TV industry.

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
http://www.drrattner.com/our-team/meet-our-team/

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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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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The Geico commercials are funny and these are
captioned. We often laugh at these commercials.
Many years ago, Geico was hated by the deaf
because the company refused to give automobile
insurance for deaf drivers.
We are thankful that Geico has changed its
attitude.

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

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RIT Sponsors National Art Competition for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf announces the annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for high school students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Students in grades 9 – 12 compete for a $250 cash prize.  Winning work will be exhibited on the competition website.

This national competition recognizes students. artistic expression with awards in the following categories: Film, Graphic Media, Interactive Media, Photo Imaging, 3-D Animation and Web Page Design.

See www.rit.edu/NTID/Artscompetition for previous winners in these categories.

Students may submit up to two entries. Online entry forms, contest rules and other details are available at www.rit.edu/NTID/ArtsNR.  The submission deadline is March 18, 2016.

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SCREAMING IN THE WORK OFFICE
A hearing person screams to everyone in
the office – he says:

I have free basketball tickets. Come and grab
these tickets

Hearing people run and grab these free
basketball tickets.
No one tells the deaf person, who is a big
basketball fan.
Unfair? Yes

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-free-tickets-for-deaf/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being constantly asked:

who do you work for?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Many people occasionally type “teh” when they really want to type “the.” Sometimes stenocaptioners also make fingering errors. Because captioners do not type one key at a time, but instead they write whole words or phrases at one time, their errors look different from the errors of someone typing on a computer keyboard.

If a stenocaptioner realizes that he or she made a mistake, it can be corrected immediately. The usual method for a captioner to correct an error is to hit the asterisk key, and that will delete the immediately prior stroke. However, if the captioner has already entered two or three more strokes after the mistake, it is usually too late to go back and correct it.

If a captioner realizes that he or she made a mistake two or more strokes previously, what most captioners do is enter a dash stroke (–) and attempt to rewrite the wrong words. This is also the same method most stenocaptioners use to indicate a mistake or change of thought by the speaker, so you may not be able to tell if it was the captioner’s mistake or the speaker’s mistake.

If you see captioning that reads, “They did an analysis of the fail you.re rate among — failure rate among students at the university,” that would probably be a correction to a fingering error by the captioner.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people, having never met a deaf person
in their lives, get wrong impression of the
very first deaf person they have met. And for
the rest of their lives, they think all deaf
people are the same!

(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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DeafLaw

The case of a deaf woman being kicked out of college in
Nigeria because of her deafness is being picked up by
the Port Harcourt High Court. Rivers State University of Science and Technology found out, in middle of an exam that the student Jane Ihuoma Otta was deaf
without the administrators knowing about it. While
she was working on her exam answers, she was ushered
out of the classroom and ordered off the campus!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Vote buying at its best, or worst, in Florida? The
Florida Citizens For Term Limits has offered free hearing
aids, no questions, asked, for state legislators that have
voted to extend term limits.
Two legislators turned down the offer; 125 other
legislators took up on this offer of these free hearing
aids.
Even when these legislators do not need hearing aids
they still accepted these freebies. This is troubling because
there are thousands of needy Florida residents that cannot
afford hearing aids.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Interpreting at the annual meeting of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science has become
a challenge for interpreter Maureen Wagner. These
sessions are heavy with terminology in science that
every day interpreters do not sign for these words.
Interpreters, not only must get advance copies of
the speeches and then to discuss with the deaf
participants their preferred signs and their preferred
sign language.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

funny or not funny?

There was a tale which went like this –
a drunk deaf person came home and not knowing
what he was doing, placed his hearing aid in
his denture cup that had liquid solution,
and placed his dentures in his hearing aid box!

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 28 February 2016

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DeafDigest – 27 February 2016

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DeafDigest – 27 February 2016

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DeafDigest – 26 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 26, 2016

— possibility of deaf character in real movie

For years the Daredvil comics have featured a deaf
heroine (Echo/Maya Lopez) in these action scenes.
Lately this comic book publisher is thinking of
moving up to real movies (just like these
Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Hulk movies).
If this is the case then we hope a deaf
actress, not a hearing actress, will play
the Echo role. For a mysterious picture,
look at:

http://deafdigest.com/hands-on-face/

 

— biggest worry in all hearing colleges

Every college has a worry (money, declining enrollment,
images of bad behavior among athletes, low academic
standards, enrollment issues, etc). But what is
the #1 worry among all of these collges? It is
how to make the deaf (and disabled) students
happy and to avoid these ADA discrimination
lawsuits. This was the topic in a web posting
yesterday.
— a deaf feud that began during the Super Bowl

No end to troubles for the Starkey group
(Starkey Hearing Technologies and the
Starkey Hearing Foundation). The manufacturer
made front page news when top officers were
fired, accused of financial improprieities,
leading to all these lawsuits. And now this
– the foundation, during the Super Bowl week,
had deaf children fitted on stage during a
free hearing aid event. California Association
of the Deaf did not like it, saying deaf children
were exploited.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”

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

02/21/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 25, 2016

— a Deaf Drone company

A Deaf Drone flying over our heads? Yes, if two deaf
entrepreneurs Anthony Mowl and Hector Brual,
both of Austin, TX, have their way. They wowed the
hearing audience at the International Drone Expo
competition, and have formed Aerial Productions.
The goal is to get the company up and running and
to show the world what deaf businesses can do. The
picture of the duo is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-drone-leaders/

 

— many restaurants are guilty

Many restaurants are guilty of one major ADA
violation! They do not print out the daily
specials for the benefit of deaf patrons.
The waiters do verbally explain the daily
specials for hearing patrons, but say “never
mind” when serving the deaf patrons. This was
an issue raised by a restaurant critic in a
Twin Cities (Minnesota) newspaper.

 
— a big crisis with one video relay center

Winnepig is coming up soon with their brand new
video relay center. And there is a big time
crisis – not enough interpreters! How bad
is the crisis? There is a program at
Red River College to train interpreters.
But only four or five students graduate
per year from that program. And there is
a second crisis – almost all of these
students are females. If a deaf relay
user prefers a male interpreter, there may
be no one around!

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”

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

02/21/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 24 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 24, 2016

— a make-up brand produced by a deaf woman

The cosmetics industry is very competitive
(L’Oréal, Revlon, Avon, etc). Very difficult
market to get into. It did not prevent a
deaf woman, Paula Durance (Leicester, Great
Britain) from partnering with a hearing
woman to come up with a new brand – Ardere.
It is a full line cosmetics range. Paula
said she wants to make other women feel
good about themselves. A picture of
Paula and her hearing partner is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-cosmetics-industry/

 

— hearing child screaming; deaf mother not hear

In Swindon, a British city of 210,000 people, a hearing
4-year old child was trapped between outside door and
inside door in her mother’s apartment. The inside
door locked by itself and she couldn’t get out, and
she screamed to get help Fortunately, the
apartment manager heard it and called the police.
The firemen were called to come to rescue her.
Deaf mother? She was in the apartment but was not
aware of what had happened, and was shocked, and
was crying hard about it.

 

— long list of ADA lawsuits

A law magazine said that ADA lawsuits have a long
list – being sued are: hotels, restaurants, theaters,
convention centers, stores, service establishments,
healthcare facilities, transportation depots, libraries,
recreation places, schools, etc. Ouch!

 
Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”

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

02/21/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 23, 2016

— our Gallaudet bourbon

Gallaudet getting into hard liquor distilling
business? No – but two hearing women (that know
no ASL) has designed a new logo for the
bourbon distillery they are planning to
establish not too far from Gallaudet. They
said the logo is a way to honor Gallaudet
and the Deaf Heritage in the neighborhood.
The logo is at:

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-bourbon-logo/

 

— sign language or gestures by Starbucks barista

the newspapers today are full of stories of a Starbucks
hearing barista in Leesburg, VA wanting to learn ASL to
communicate with a deaf patron. ASL or just a few coffee
gestures? ASL is a complete langauge; gestures are just
short, simple and often home-made to get the message
across. Starbucks, by the way, has a few deaf baristas.

 

 

— FCC says “Shared Responsibility” on captions

FCC boss Tom Wheeler says captions are “shared
responsiblity” by video providers. Yes, but there
is more to what he said. Shared responsibility
that Wheeler did not mention is making sure
all captions do not block the scoreboards of
athletic events; making sure captions will
show up instead of taking for granted; making
sure captions are clear, not fuzzy or blurred.
When captions go bad or do not show up, there
are always someone that messed it up – and
TV people are forever pointing fingers at
each other!

 
Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”

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

02/21/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 22, 2016

 
— small village nervous every time a woman is pregnant

Quarad, a village in the Saudi Arabian mountains, 3,300
feet above sea level, has nearly 40 deaf residents
in a population of 1,000 people. These deaf people
marry each other, thus producing more deaf babies.
This is the reason why everytime a woman is pregnant
the village people hold their breaths to see if the
baby is deaf or hearing. Word does get around that
fast! These deaf people lead primitive lives and
communicate via gestures and body language, knowing
no formal sign language. Some of them use videos
in their mobile phones to communicate with each
other. For a picture of two deaf villagers
communicating with each other:

http://deafdigest.com/two-primitive-deaf-villagers/

 

— a drunk hearing woman mocks deaf in subway

A group of young deaf people boarded the subway
in Surrey, a city near Vancouver, British
Columbia. A 46-year old drunk woman mocked
their deafness and tried to attack them
with a knife. Two hearing people, seeing
the whole thing, tried to break it up
and she then attacked them! The police
came over and arrested her. She is now
awaiting trial and ordered not to ride
the subways again!

 

— a newspaper story woke up the legislators

Few weeks ago DeafDigest mentioned that the
Florida legislators were unaware of lack
of standards for interpreters in the state.
As a result, the House legislators quickly
passed a bill to require certification
for classroom interpreters. All that
remains is for the Senate to work on it.
What bothers DeafDigest editor about
this bill – is that it is for classroom
standards – but no standards for
deaf adults that need interpreters!
Hopefully it is the next step.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
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DeafDigest – 21 February 2016

DeafDigest Gold – February 21, 2016

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Old Fogey

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-used-car-for-sale-with-brand-new-radio/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-perfect-speech/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confused-with-deaf-patient/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bar-captions-bad/

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
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to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/a-deaf-golfer-that-impacted-statewide-deaf-community/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Grandview Community Garden in Hamilton, New Zealand
has an interpreter to help deaf gardeners to learn how
to grow and cultivate their produce.

The Puducherry Deaf Society, in India, sent a petition
to the government to allow the deaf to drive. They are
saying inability to drive is preventing many of them
of seeking employment.

A hearing sister, ran over $201,000 in mobile phone
bills, without realizing it! She sent videos to her two
deaf brothers of herself enjoying her vacation trip.
It is not known if the mobile company has waived the
costs?

The University of Rochester and Strong Memorial Hospital
is hosting a deaf health forum in Rochester to learn
more about their medical services and needs.

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RIT National Writing Contest for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Students

Deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students in 10th or 11th grade can use the power of words to express their feelings and win prizes in Rochester Institute of Technology’s SpiRIT Writing Contest for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students. Winners will have their choice of a scholarship and travel expenses to the Explore Your Future program at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, or a $500 cash prize. EYF is a six-day summer career exploration program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students that provides the opportunity to sample different careers as well as college life.

Complete contest guidelines and entry information are available at www.rit.edu/NTID/WritingContestNR . The deadline to enter is March 18, 2016. For more information, contact WritingContest@ntid.rit.edu  or call 585-475-7695 (voice) or 585-286-4555 (videophone).

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A CONFUSED PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTANT
A physician’s assistant never met a deaf
person in her life.
The deaf person was with an interpreter.
The assistant entered the room and gave the
interpreter the form to fill out the medical
form.
Before the interpreter could say anything,
the deaf patient screamed:

this is for me; this is not for the interpreter;
you are trying to make me look stupid, thinking
a deaf person cannot read or write!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/confused-with-deaf-patient/

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A BARTENDER REFUSES ASSISTANCE
Two deaf patrons were at a bar, watching
TV. The captions suddenly went bad.
The bartender tried to fix the captions
and gave up.
The deaf patron, who knew a lot about
fixing TV captions, offered to help.
The bartender refused and told the deaf
“too bad, captions are bad.”
Very rude!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/bar-captions-bad/

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Deaf organizations

Greater Bridgeport Deaf Club (Connecticut)

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Deaf Book of the Week

Deaf Canadians – an insight

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-deaf-canadians-an-insight/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— dry cleaning store owner

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Interpreters always help the deaf get more involved
with the behind-the-scenes activities of any organization.
True?

A. Not always, and nothing to do with the interpreting!
If the deaf person does not know his “stuff” then
hearing members will ignore him!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Paying bills and making purchases with checks is getting very difficult for me.

I even got large print checks from my local bank which has helped until now.

I have explored ways to have my check writing experience more accessible.

There is check writing software I can purchase and have the checks printed from my computer.

Since I don’t write that many checks a year, the check writing software does not seem worth the investment.

I contacted my credit union via email through their website and explained my frustration.

They replied and said I can simply send them an email and ask them to write checks for me at no charge!

That is nice but still there are issues when Girl Scouts show up at my door to sell cookies!

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 we will have a Super Scientist that is deaf.

Seems the last Super Scientist was Vint Cerf, but
none since then.

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DeafHistory:

Year 1738 –

Jonathan Lambert passed away. He was a deaf carpenter on the
Martha’s Vineyard and was the first recorded deaf person
in the area. For generations until the early 1950’s
deaf people populated the island, and just about everyone
on the island used sign language to communicate with the deaf.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

5

different sign languages used by residents of
Martha’s Vineyard (see above).

ASL is one of these five languages? No!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Pono Takioka, junior, men’s golf team, University
of Hawaii, shot several rounds in low 70’s to put
himself in contention at the 40th John Burns Intercollegiate golf tournament

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Julian Smith, Illinois, Olympics hopeful, boxing

is no longer in training for the Olympics tryouts

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DeafSports Library:

Q. Does Deaflympics have boxing event?

A. No. Never did.

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

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DeafDigest – 21 February 2016

DeafDigest Blue – February 21, 2016

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-deaf-job-seeker/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazy-deaf-fan/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/safeway-scream-at-deaf-person/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Bruce Hubbard,
a resident of Vermont, who lived in the Washington, DC
area for a long time. He worked for the post office
and was the union representative on behalf of deaf
postal employees. He also was involved with the
Eastern Deaf Timberfest and was always seen around
promoting this annual event.

Top stories about the deaf:

A disabled activist said that the traditional
presidential caucuses in Iowa do not involve
the deaf. Yes, captions and interpreters are
provided, but no one involves the during
the behind-the-scenes action.

Never giving up, Brian Hile, a deaf resident of
Forest Lake, Minnesota, has cast his bid for
presidency on behalf of his third party. He
has run for various electoral offices in
the past, but has never won, but has never
given up.

A captioning advocate said that TV captions
are not just for the deaf, but for hearing
people that have problems with pronunciation
of words and with clearly speaking out their
thoughts and comments.

A bill has been introduced in Missouri legislature
to allocate funds to help the deaf-blind with
more Support Service Providers.

The Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
has received funding from the province government
to establish employment placement services.

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
http://www.drrattner.com/our-team/meet-our-team/

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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A CRAZY DEAF FAN
A deaf man learned at the last minute about a
basketball tournament. He quickly got airfare
tickets and then flew to the tournament site,
without his suitcase, just wearing his own
clothes.
He had no hotel reservations and did not
have too much money in his wallet. After
3 days with deaf fans, everyone stayed away
from him.
He did not take a shower and he smelled
terribly!
A crazy fan? Yes!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazy-deaf-fan/

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RIT Sponsors National Art Competition for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf announces the annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for high school students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Students in grades 9 – 12 compete for a $250 cash prize.  Winning work will be exhibited on the competition website.

This national competition recognizes students. artistic expression with awards in the following categories: Film, Graphic Media, Interactive Media, Photo Imaging, 3-D Animation and Web Page Design.

See www.rit.edu/NTID/Artscompetition for previous winners in these categories.

Students may submit up to two entries. Online entry forms, contest rules and other details are available at www.rit.edu/NTID/ArtsNR.  The submission deadline is March 18, 2016.

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SAFEWAY SCREAMING AT A DEAF CUSTOMER
A deaf person shopped for food at Safeway
in Washington, DC. He paid for his food and
was walking towards the exit when security
people pointed at him.
Everyone was looking at the deaf person.
Did he steal food? No, because he paid for it.
The clerk was screaming at him to pick up
the Monopoly Sweepstakes ticket at the counter!
Very embarrassing.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/safeway-scream-at-deaf-person/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

handling an event that was overwhelming and demanding (no breaks,
no backups, difficult technical lingo, etc)

The interpreter “was tempted to walk out” but didn’t

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Court reporters and realtime captioners from across the country celebrated National Court Reporting and Captioning Week from February 14-20, 2016.
This awareness week consisted of a nationwide effort to highlight the contributions of stenographic court reporters and captioners to society and to showcase the career opportunities that exist in the court reporting and captioning fields.

National Court Reporting and Captioning Week was marked with promotional events and marketing nationwide, including a grassroots social media campaign, presentations at high schools across the country about court reporting and captioning career opportunities, and community demonstrations such as producing transcripts of veterans’ oral histories.

“The 2016 event marks the fourth year we have nationally celebrated our profession, and with each year the participation by our members, state associations, and court reporting schools has steadily grown, helping to spread public awareness of the court reporting and captioning professions,” said NCRA President Stephen Zinone.

For more information, visit NCRA.org. Career information about the court reporting and captioning professions can be found at crTakeNote.com.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people constantly testing the deafness of
their friends by pulling stupid tricks

(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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DeafLaw

Big question – has Scalia ever done anything real
for the deaf with respect to the law?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Just learned that we have a deaf mayor that uses
sign language, British Sign Language (BSL), that is.
Gary Lund, who is deaf, is the mayor of Luddenden,
a district of Calderdale, west of Halifax on the river
Ludd, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.
Luddenden is a small municipality with population
that ranges between 1500 and 2000.
Anyway, the townspeople are signing up to learn
sign language to be able to communicate with him.
Gary’s real job, however, is an employee in a
bacon factory. Being a mayor is what he does on the
side, while earning factory wages.
Would be interesting if his factory foreman
resides in Luddenden and has a neighborhood issue
to deal with him – like needing to fix up the
pot hole on one road.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Martha Harris, not deaf, had been serving on the
board of Ohio School for the Deaf for two years,
and had two years to go on a 4-year term. She came
to the next board meeting only to be told she was
no longer on the board. As a result, she has filed
a lawsuit. The state said her seat was “open”
because the past governor did not fill out the
necessary paperwork for the Ohio Senate Clerk
to have it confirmed! And while she was attending
meetings for two years, she was considered to be
an unofficial member. But no one told her that.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Want to know which hearing aid is the best?
Just google it! Not quite. There are several
consumer reviews of hearing aids published
by several hearing aid advocacy groups.
So, which consumer review is the best?

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DeafDigest – 21 February 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”bar captions bad” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/bar-captions-bad.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]Do enjoy watching this text video

A BARTENDER REFUSES ASSISTANCE
Two deaf patrons were at a bar, watching
TV. The captions suddenly went bad.
The bartender tried to fix the captions
and gave up.
The deaf patron, who knew a lot about
fixing TV captions, offered to help.
The bartender refused and told the deaf
“too bad, captions are bad.”
Very rude!

DeafDigest – 21 February 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”confused with deaf patient” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/confused-with-deaf-patient.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]Do enjoy watching this text video

A CONFUSED PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTANT
A physician’s assistant never met a deaf
person in her life.
The deaf person was with an interpreter.
The assistant entered the room and gave the
interpreter the form to fill out the medical
form.
Before the interpreter could say anything,
the deaf patient screamed:

this is for me; this is not for the interpreter;
you are trying to make me look stupid, thinking
a deaf person cannot read or write!

DeafDigest – 20 February 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”safeway scream at deaf person” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/safeway-scream-at-deaf-person.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]Do enjoy watching this text video

SAFEWAY SCREAMING AT A DEAF CUSTOMER
A deaf person shopped for food at Safeway
in Washington, DC. He paid for his food and
was walking towards the exit when security
people pointed at him.
Everyone was looking at the deaf person.
Did he steal food? No, because he paid for it.
The clerk was screaming at him to pick up
the Monopoly Sweepstakes ticket at the counter!
Very embarrassing.

DeafDigest – 20 February 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”crazy deaf fan” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/crazy-deaf-fan.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]Do enjoy watching this text video

A CRAZY DEAF FAN
A deaf man learned at the last minute about a
basketball tournament. He quickly got airfare
tickets and then flew to the tournament site,
without his suitcase, just wearing his own
clothes.
He had no hotel reservations and did not
have too much money in his wallet. After
3 days with deaf fans, everyone stayed away
from him.
He did not take a shower and he smelled
terribly!
A crazy fan? Yes!

DeafDigest – 19 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 19, 2016

— a different kind of deaf invention

We have seen many different sign to text and/or
text to sign inventions. The new one is a bit
different. It converts gestures to text. See
the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/armband-invention-for-deaf/

 

— accused of faking deafness

There is ADA discrimination lawsuit going on in
Newark, NJ. Chinedu Ibrahim Ali says he is deaf
and said he was denied interpreters to challenge
parking tickets. As a result, he has filed
ADA discrimination lawsuit. At the first hearing,
a municipal judge said he was not deaf and therefore
not entilted to an interpreter. At the second
hearing, the court officer said the same thing!
To fake deafness and to request an interpreter?
Something strange is going on.

 
— a Deaf Valentine Day disaster

A deaf man at a Massachusetts hotel with
his wife, went for a Valentine Day Celebration
walk. They walked through the woods, looking at
the night sky. A tree twig, that he didn’t see,
knocked his hearing aid to the ground, buried
under the snow. He couldn’t find it. He alerted
the hotel staff; several staffers went out and
looked for the hearing aid and couldn’t find it.
When the snow melted several days later, one
of the hotel staffers found it!

 

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DeafDigest – 18 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 18, 2016

— many signs and posters near Deaf Service Agency

The Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Corpus
Christi, TX was the scene of many signs and many
posters. What was this all about? Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/posters-and-signs-near-deaf-service-agency/

 

— a hot thing in a small deaf community

If a deaf community is small, then things should also be
small. Well, at University of Minnesota-Duluth, the hot
thing is Deaf Studies as a minor among these students.
The university is not exactly small, as it has nearly
11,000 students – and Deaf Studies is the second most
popular minor on the campus! Great to see a small
deaf community having a huge impact on a big
university.

 
– one of the world’s biggest corporations is a cheapskate

The Walt Disney Company is cheap, hating to spend
pennies! This company removed interpreters at
Disney on Ice shows in Australia. The Australian
Deaf Community is very upset about it. What did
the Disney people say? They said:

no one watched the interpreters last year!

Can’t happen in USA. We have ADA, you know.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
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DeafDigest – 17 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 17, 2016

— a well known actress knows ASL because of a reason

Emma Stone is a well known actress. She knows ASL.
When she was a young girl, she was homeschooled.
And her tutor was deaf! She had to learn ASL to
communicate with the tutor over her homeschooled
lessons and home work! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/famous-person-homeschooled-by-deaf-tutor/

 

— a small state says no to interpreters for deaf prisoners

Delaware is one of the smallest states in USA, but
its volume may speak louder than any other bigger
states. Delaware has deaf prisoners; they need
interpreters. But Delaware Judge T. Henley Graves
says no to interpreters! Why? He said that prisons
are not public accommodations, and therefore not
subject to ADA! In other words, prisons are not
open to general public! Is Graves’ thinking weird?
Yes!

 

— a Deaf Invention

A group of deaf tinkerers have invented a special
weightlifting equipment, and in fact, already
raised capital funds. This invention is
called Gripbell, and it claims to be the best
weightlifting and training equipment to be used
in the gymnasiums.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”

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

02/14/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 16 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 16, 2016

— post office strike helps fired deaf get back his job

A deaf man, Andrew Mootoo, was fired from his job with
the British post office because of his illness.
As a result, members of the Communication Workers
Union staged a surprise 24-hour strike to force
the post office to rehire the deaf employee.
Negotiations between the union and the post office
went on for a long time – until the deaf employee
was rehired. Officials said they have never seen
something like that in the past. A picture of the
deaf man holding up front page of a newspaper is at:

http://deafdigest.com/fired-deaf-post-office-employee-wins-job-back/

 

— a rare deaf automobile accident

What is a rare deaf automobile accident? It is when
a deaf driver gets into an accident with a deaf driver!
This accident took place. Both deaf drivers did not
know each other. Million-in-one odds?

 
— deaf that reads hearing minds

Could a deaf person read hearing minds? If a
hearing person can’t communicate with the deaf,
then best thing is to read his mind! A big
issue at a world conference was robots that
read minds. Such mind-reading devices in
year 2030 are smartphones, tablets and
computers. Exciting or scary?

 

Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”

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

02/14/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 15 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 15, 2016

— Deaf Hamburger on the menu

If you are passing through Newport, Wales, make sure
to stop at Pretentious Burger Kitchen, a new restaurant
that just opened up. On the menu is the Carpenters Choice
Burger. It was named to honor a local deaf athlete, that
works at the restaurant as their carpenter/handyman.

The  picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/hamburger-named-after-deaf-person/

 

 
— Scalia and the deaf

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has departed us.
Has he, over the years, helped the deaf in any which
way? In a way, yes – with respect to the deaf in
prison. The Supreme Court reviewed this question –
“Does the ADA apply to inmates in state prisons?”
and on behalf of he court, Scalia said yes.
This question only dealt with state prisons, not
federal prisons. Yet, a deaf person said that Scalia
did poorly on other ADA issues!

 

 

— several national interpreting organizations

We have had RID for a long time. And in recent
years we have seen several new (and smaller)
national interpreting organizations surface.
And now this one – National Association of
Interpreters in Education. Too many?
You decide!

 
Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/ or click on “jobs”

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http://deafdigest.com/category/mid-week-news/

02/14/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 15 February 2016

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http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Old Fogey

Speech Clinic

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-speech-clinic/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-the-crime/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-the-disabled/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/mother-against-deaf-daughter-attending-gallaudet/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-perfect-speech/

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Comedy from ASL Films at Harris Communications

Now available at Harris Communications, “In the Can” examines the
making of a feature film that goes humorously wrong.

Nicky, an aspiring young director, suddenly has his dream come true
to direct his very first feature film production. With lots of bad
luck and ill-fated decisions, he struggles to find a way out of the
chaos.

“In the Can” (DVD449) is signed in ASL, with no audio, and is closed
captioned.

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
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to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-one-way-deaf-way/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Dr Sharad Pandit, a CI surgeon, is in trouble with the
government of India, for inflating his invoices on
CI surgeries for his deaf patients. He has been
accused of doubling the normal rate of such CI
surgeries.

Harvey J. Corson, who needs no introduction to us
with his lifetime list of accomplishments, has
accepted yet another new position – Executive
Director of Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf. It is a part time
position; he and his wife will be relocating
to the Philadelphia area where he grew up
prior to enrolling at Gallaudet as a 15-year old kid!

The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons in Milwaukee
is being forced to relocate because the landlord,
the Marian Center has been losing money and
is closing up.

A school for the deaf in Bermuda has been
closed, citing lack of finances to keep it
going. When asked for proof of finances,
the local school district got evasive.
Some suspect embezzlement by public school officials.

PANHK, an agency in India, has been praised for
placing hundreds of young deaf people in jobs,
that they, on their own, would not ordinarily
find.

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With 20 presenters, 12 being deaf, we invite you to join 500 others for an
exciting immersive weekend June 23-26, 2016 in Orlando at one of the
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suitable for ALL levels … From fledglings to RID interpreters with
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A MOTHER OPPOSING HER DEAF DAUGHTER FROM ATTENDING GALLAUDET
It probably may not happen these days but it happened about
30-35 years ago.
An ambitious young deaf woman wanted to attend Gallaudet. Her
mother vigorously opposed it, feeling that deaf women are only good
for employment, marriage and family.
Despite violent arguments, the mother was steadfast in her refusal.
The deaf woman was forced to abandon her life dreams.
DeafDigest editor knew her and still feels bad about it.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Surdus Remodeling specializes in remodeling bath, kitchen, and
basement of your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area. This
service is run by deaf owner/project manager with a mix of deaf and
hearing crews. All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

To learn more about this company at www.surdusremodeling.com

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DEAF PEOPLE WITH PERFECT SPEECH
There are some deaf people with perfect speech. They practiced
their speech every day all their lives until it has become perfect.
But their perfect speech comes at a price. Many hearing people
refuse to believe that these perfect-speech people are deaf.
And as a result, there have been unpleasant moments while mingling
with the hearing.
This is the reason why some of these perfect-speech deaf are
more comfortable with the deaf!

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

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Deaf organizations

West Virginia Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/west-virginia-association-of-the-deaf/

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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Deaf Book of the Week

Dead Body Language

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-dead-body-language/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— aircraft mechanic

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why wasn’t Marlee Matlin shown on the main
screen during her Super Bowl sign-singing?

A. The Big 3 (CBS, NFL and Pepsico) did not
want her upstaging or even sharing the spotlight
with Lady Gaga.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I am booked for a show next month.  It is a Deaf Studies Conference.

It surprised me that they did not understand why I needed two interpreters for myself.

They assumed the platform interpreters were ample to meet
everyone’s needs.

I did not want to hurt our relationship, given that I would be a paid performer.

I had to educate the host as to why I, as a DeafBlind person, needed “tactile interpreters”.

After several emails, it seems to be settled that DeafBlind interpreters will be added to the accommodations for this gig! (I hope!)

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 CBS, NFL and Pepsico apologize to all of us
for pushing Marlee Matlin off the screen during
her ASL sign-singing the National Anthem!

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DeafHistory:

during later part of 1950’s

so much turmoil took place in Arkansas when
the federal government tried to remove
segregation in public schools. The local
people opposed the federal efforts.

Yet, no one protested when the Arkansas
School for Negro Deaf merged with Arkansas
School for the Deaf!

Why? Maybe hearing people didn’t care about
the deaf.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

500,000

deaf babies born every year all over the world
(according to reports by World Health Organization)

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Demontrai Lewis has signed to play his two remaining
seasons of college football with Lamar University.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Kevin Hall, who has not golfed professionally
since last October, is competing again and
hoping to win his card. It would allow him
to compete on a regular basis on one of these
pro golf tours.

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DeafSports Library:

a newspaper posting –

Je-Vaughn Watson, FC Dallas’s starting right back last year, is weighing
retirement because the club has not honored his requests for a trade to a
club closer to his hearing-impaired daughter in Philadelphia, sources told
the Insider. The 32-year-old Jamaican, a defender and midfielder, started
51 regular season matches the past two seasons for FCD. He would like to
end up with a team in the Northeast.

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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/big-deaf-crowd/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-deaf-printers/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-deaf-job-seeker/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-angry-deaf-faces/

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Discover the Mystery “Beyond the Embers”

The latest DVD from ASL Films, “Beyond the Embers” has four curious
stories within a hair-raising central story.

Frank and his 3 friends go on a hiking trip that is out of this
world. They tell stories of greedy debtors, a woman witnessing a
murder, a family with dark secrets and the mysterious disappearance
of Frank’s sister. When the fine line between truth and tale
dissolves it reveals the ultimate discovery that is just as
unsettling as the tales they tell. This DVD is signed completely in
ASL (no audio) and is closed captioned.

“Beyond the Embers” (DVD450) is on sale now at Harris Communications
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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/man-of-honor-with-a-special-sign-language/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Legislators in Florida expressed shock that the
state has no certification standards for
ASL interpreters. When asked about it, a veteran
ASL interpreter said the situation is no better
nowadays as it was years ago!

At a recent conference of interpreters,
there were complaints that an interpreting
corporation monopolized a session, imposing
its views with no leeway for feedback or
discussions.

A state legislator in Wisconsin hosted a mental
health hearing, wanting to know the best ways
to serve deaf patients that need counseling.

Diamond Trading Company Botswana has donated
a truckload of computers and sign language
books to the Botswana School for the Deaf.

Often when there is a sole mainstreamed
person in a classroom, hearing classmates
will ignore that student. In the case of
a classroom of 6 year olds in Bosnia,
the entire classroom learned sign language
to communicate with its sole deaf classmate!

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
http://www.drrattner.com/our-team/meet-our-team/

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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SMALL TOWN DEAF JOB SEEKERS
Years ago when times were great, it was not hard for
deaf people to find jobs, even in small towns.
A deaf service agency in the small town would refer deaf
clients to hearing agency that finds jobs for them.
Not any more. Both agencies have constantly been referring
deaf clients to each other, hoping the “other” agency will
find jobs for them.
Times have changed and this is sad.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-deaf-job-seeker/

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William Woods, deaf trucking advocate

http://deafdigest.com/william-woods-advocate-of-deaf-truckers/

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THE FACE IS ALWAYS ANGRY
DeafDigest editor knows of several deaf people that always
look angry, even when they’re not angry!
It has alot to do with facial expressions, and it is
unfortunate because it scares away deaf people that want
to be friends with them!

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being trapped as a captive audience during the
interpreter convention session when one group
tries to convince them that their interpreting
way is the only way!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen how stenocaptioners must enter every word in their
dictionaries in order for those words to translate properly.
Sometimes a captioner may have entered a word into his or her
dictionary, and that captioner may not remember on the spur of the
moment while captioning at speeds of over 200 words per minute that
that particular entry is in the dictionary.

An example of this might be if the captioner has entered the
following entries in his or her dictionary:

TKEF=deaf
SEUT=sit

A sentence may come up something like this:
“Do people who are deaf sit in the section with the sign language
interpreter?”

Because the captioner is writing phonetically and not spelling words
out letter by letter, the captioner may also have the following entry
in his or her dictionary:

TKEF/SEUT=deficit

If that were the case, the sentence would now translate like this:
“Do people who are deficit in the section with the sign language
interpreter?”

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people telling the deaf that they should
not gesture but to try to speak

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

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DeafLaw

A big discussion took part at the Ethics Bowl at
University of Findlay (Ohio). The topic was:

is it legal to genetically design genes to make
the baby deaf?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Super Bowl is over.
We want to know who captioned and who did not caption
their commercials.
We applaud those that captioned their commercials.
We do not applaud those that didn’t. Many deaf people
rent their DVDs (captions/subtitles) from Blockbuster,
which is on the non-caption list.
This huge irony leaves us with a dilemma. Should we
boycott Blockbuster and then deprive ourselves of enjoying
their captioned DVDs?

(editor’s note: Blockbuster, once a giant, is dead.
Netflix killed off all competitors)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The state of Texas is broke, and has been warning
people about possible budget cuts. Such funding
issues may impact on Texas School for the Deaf.
This school, by law, is obligated to accept students
from referring districts. Still, the school may have
to put a cap on enrollment size, and it technically
may break the law!

(editor’s note: TSD has survived this crisis, and
is stronger than ever)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

DeafDigest editor was watching an Australian video
of deaf in unusual jobs. Why is it that some deaf people
have been hired to work in these unusual jobs, yet
other deaf Australians just cannot find work?

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DeafDigest – 14 February 2016

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DeafDigest – 14 February 2016

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DeafDigest – 12 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 12, 2016

— a big miracle for deaf to become doctors

When a deaf person finally becomes a doctor, it is
a big miracle. There was a story today of medical
schools – that only one third of these schools
are willing to help medical students that are
deaf. Two thirds of these schools “reject”
deaf applicants! They are rejected because of
their deafness, and nothing to do with their
qualifications. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/medical-schools-rejecting-the-deaf/

 

— Arizona too slow to give deaf 911 text access

Many deaf people retire and move to Arizona because of
warm weather and pleasant life style. Unfortunately
ease of 911 text access is not part of that pleasant
life style! As a result there is a lawsuit going on
right now at the federal court about turtle-like
speed the Arizona towns giving the deaf this 911-text
access.

 

 

— the deaf and the black hole gravitational waves

Is black hole gravitational waves deaf-related?

1. research has cost $1 billion; deaf schools
and agencies need money

2. discovery is same as deaf person quickly
able to hear

3. discovery same as hearing a chirp (that
deaf can hear with CI or hearing aid)

4. a retired Gallaudet science professor
studies black holes during his free time

 

 

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DeafDigest – 11 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 11, 2016

— a deaf person is on and off

DeafDigest worries about deaf fighter Matt Hamill.
He announced his retirement few years ago only
to come back and then retire again and then
come back. His next match takes place on
May 21, 2016 in Milan, Italy. He has a
contract with the Venator Fighting Championship.
Hamill is getting older, and he is not the same
fighter he was few years ago. If he continues
to fight and takes too many blows to his head,
then we know about this scary word – concussion!

His latest fighting picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/his-last-performance/

 

— a dumb general manager of a movie theater

A deaf woman wanted to see a movie and
asked the general manager for a portable
captioning equipment. What did the general
manager do? Gave her a portable listening
device. He did not know what a portable
captioning device was! A dumb manager?
Yes.

 

— deaf Uber driver frustrations

Uber gives an opportunity for deaf drivers
to make money, but it also leads to
frustrations – customers cancel rides they
learn driver is deaf; must text customers
of his deafness; customers talk too much
and get annoyed when deaf driver does not
respond; customers pass notes while
deaf driver is watching the road; customer
suddenly gives deaf driver a change of
directions, etc. A good living with good
money yes, but also with a list of
frustrations!

 
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DeafDigest – 10 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 10, 2016

— hard of hearing actor to play hard of hearing role

Archie’s comics have been famous for many years,
antics of best friends Archie and Jughead made us laugh.
Not any more – Jughead is now hard of hearing and he
is no longer friends with Archie. Jughead’s hard of
hearing role is being played by a hard of hearing
actor. Who? Do not know. Anyway, Jughead’s picture
(revised) is at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-new-jughead/

 

— a strong demand by a deaf community

Nakura, of some 310,000 people, is Kenya’s fourth
largest city. Deaf leaders in Nakura made a very
strong demand – that sign language interpreters
be always available at all police stations!
Does not matter if no deaf people come to one
police station, the interpreter must still be
available. Will Nakura city officials listen
to the deaf? Probably not!

 
— legislator wanted deaf college on deaf school campus

State Rep. Antonio Maestas (New Mexico) had this idea –
to establish a new deaf college to share the same
campus with New Mexico School for the Deaf. He hosted
a hearing to listen to comments from the Deaf
Community. Everyone spoke against the idea, and as
a result, this idea is dead!

 

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DeafDigest – 09 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 9, 2016
— Deaf Musical Festival & Hearing Musical Festival

The Deaf Foam Festival, scheduled for three days
in July in Great Britain, may not be permitted
by the police – because of possible noise complaints
by hearing neighbors. Is it fair? The police do
not ban these loud Hearing Musical Festivals but
may ban these loud Deaf Musical Festivals? Deaf
Noise or Hearing Noise? Both are the same!

A picture of a popular deaf musician:
http://deafdigest.com/popular-deaf-musician/

 

— the Deaf Corned Beef

Is Corned Beef deaf? No, because it is a sandwich,
not a person. But in Scotland, if one asks you
“Are you Corned Beef” then it is a slang question
for “Are you deaf”! Why? Don’t know but there
are many strange slang words that make no sense.
— More about Marlee Matlin’s sign-singing

It was learned that while Marlee was not shown on the
main CBS Super Bowl program, she was shown only
on the XBox and Windows 10 systems. Many of us didn’t
know about it. The Big 3 (NFL, PepsiCo and CBS) did
not want eyes away from Lady Gaga. They are saying
we are second class citizens. If you remember
history, it was CBS that opposed closed captions
during the 1980’s.

 

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DeafDigest – 08 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 8, 2016

— deaf people under hypnotism

Michael C. Anthony, not deaf, is a hypnotist. Many
people say he is the best in the world. He was recently
interviewed by a reporter, and was asked what was his
biggest challenge. He said he gave a performance at RIT.
Watching him perform was a group of six deaf students.
They joined a group of 30 hearing students that
volunteered to be hypnotized. Was it successful?
He told the deaf group to just watch the interpreter,
and all of them were hpynotized! Said Anthony:
“I was as amazed as anyone else!”.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/hypnotizing-the-deaf/

 

— a restaurant chain discriminates against deaf-blind

Chipotle is in a lot of trouble because of many cases
of E. coli poisonings. And it was just learned that
Chipotle, in Los Angeles, refused to serve a
deaf-blind man! This patron said the manager told
him “too bad and please get out of here.”

 

— NFL, PepsiCo and CBS failed us at the Super Bowl

Through the efforts of NFL, PepsiCo and CBS, Marlee
Matlin was asked to sign-sing the National Anthem
along with Lady Gaga. Take a look at this cartoon
drawing:

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-national-anthem/

Could we see her in the drawing?

Very sad that NFL, PepsiCo and CBS “pushed” Marlee to
a far corner where we cannot see her at all!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 07 February 2016

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Old Fogey

National Anthem

http://35.182.75.222/comics/fogey-national-anthem/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/shy-hearing-person-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-studies-major/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-the-crime/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-the-disabled/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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Top stories about the deaf:

The cops responded to an apartment yelling incident
in London involving a deaf girl. The mother defended
her deaf daughter, saying:

she shouts because she is deaf and is not aware of
her yelling bothering people

The cops left without writing up summons.

Things are pretty much bad with the deaf program at
Northwestern Community College in Connecticut.
Three years ago there were 20 deaf students, and
it has dropped to seven right now.

The deaf community in Scotland are saying that
interpreters make up their own sign language,
thus creating confusion everywhere.

The Helsinki District Court (Finland) fined the
Design School for refusing to allow a deaf
student to attend classes.

The Utah Association of the Deaf board has
expressed concern over the state legislators
possibly moving the Utah State of Rehabilitation
oversight from Department of Education to
Department of Workforce Services. They feel
that the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing may be impacted
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THE DEAF AND THE COPS
Always scary when it happens at night. That a crime
took place next door to your home. And the cops come
over to investigate the crime.
You sleep throughout everything and know nothing
about it.
You wake up in the morning and the neighbors tell
you about it!

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DEAF AND THE DISABLED
Why do many deaf people refuse to call themselves
disabled?
Because they are not physically disabled. And also
for another reason, they are afraid that if they
call themselves disabled, hearing people will
feel sorry for them, and give them sympathy all
the time!

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Deaf Book of the Week

Dare to Climb the Pinnacle

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— gas station owner

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What is the difference between the deaf and the
hearing, both watching the captioned news?

A. The deaf reads the news program. The hearing watches
the news program.

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I stopped watching TV because I can no longer read captions.

I continue to try to keep myself informed about what’s happening in my community and out in the world.

I check on-line news but still miss some incidents in the world!

I get those hints on Facebook feeds that my friends post.

I go to Google search and find the articles to get myself up to speed!

Election time, my state elections are getting busy, but I don’t see them in the local news!

I guess I’ll be working twice as hard to find out what the candidates have for us.

Primary time is coming up on March 1st for Vermont.

Oh, access to voting for me as a DeafBlind person?  That’s another story to tell!

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

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that the deaf-blind have full access while voting
for candidates in public elections

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DeafHistory:

Year 1876

A meeting took place in Rochester, NY to discuss the
educational needs of the deaf children. This led to the establishment of Rochester School for the Deaf.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1 (one)

student at the now-closed Wyoming School for the Deaf
that was never mainstreamed into local schools.
In the 39-year history of the school, all students,
except for that one student, were mainstreamed while
being registered with the deaf school.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Missy Sadler accepted full athletic scholarship to
play softball and basketball at SUNY Orange.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

from a deaf fan of pro golf –

Kevin Hall participated at Indian River Open, Florida Professional
Golf Tour today. Though he was penalized or got in trouble with water holes/woods several times, he managed to escape for a par 72 game.  It is his first professional tournament since last October 2015.  As result, he placed tied at 43rd or top 30% of the field, playing against some of PGA giants.  Hopefully he will do better tomorrow, the final tournament round.  Let’s root for him!

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Deaf shock the hearing in a sport

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Donald S. Mowl,
Washington, PA that departed us at the age of 94. He led a full life – family, church, employment at
factory and owning several businesses, including
a gas station! This is the first that DeafDigest
editor has known of – a deaf-owned gas station.

Top stories about the deaf:

Dubia has stepped up its programs and services
for the deaf – interpreting, social services
and job placement.

Canberra, Australia’s capital city, is experiencing a
high number of deaf students mainstreamed at local
schools.

Why did the Wyoming School for the Deaf close up some
years back? According to a newspaper story, it was
never cost-effective, and that all of the students,
except for one, had always been mainstreamed into
local schools.

We have a good number of sign language apps to help
the deaf communicate with the hearing. Yet, each
announcement of a new app always comes with this
statement – world’s first deaf app! The latest
app is from a 18-year old student in Poland.

A new radio for the deaf in Canada. There is an
experiment – text transcripts of “The Current”
will be posted, allowing the deaf “listeners”
to comment or to give feedback.

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
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to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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BIG DEAF EVENT CROWD IS BAD?
You agree to meet a deaf friend at a big deaf
basketball tournament.
There were so many deaf fans at the tournament
gym, about 1,700 fans.
You look very hard to find your deaf friend and
cannot find him, and give up and go home after the
game.
Your deaf friend was also looking for you but
cannot find you, and he also gave up and went home!
So, big deaf basketball crowd good or bad?

http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-deaf-crowd/

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Melissa Skyer named to RIT/NTID faculty
(picture)

http://deafdigest.com/melissa-skyer-new-ntid-faculty-member/

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TWO LUCKY DEAF PRINTERS
DeafDigest editor just chatted with two deaf printers.
They worked at their government agencies for many years.
And at one time there were many hearing printers working
with them.
Technology has changed everything in the printing
world. No more printing presses. Instead, the computers
do all of the printing jobs.
All of these hearing printers were either laid off
or forced to retire or reassigned to different jobs.
Two deaf printers? Still employed at their agencies,
but no longer using printing presses, just using the
computers!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/lucky-deaf-printers/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being criticized by the professor for not being able
to interpret in a foreign language!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we look at a stenocaptioner’s personal dictionary, we see countless hours of preparation. Every word must be entered into the dictionary in order to translate properly. A captioner might have the following entries in his or her personal dictionary.

SRAOU=view
TKAEU=day
ROPB=Ron

The captioner may hear a sentence like this where someone was talking about the crew of a spacecraft:

“The crew planned their ROPB/TKAEU/SRAOU with the Space Station.” This sentence may translate like this:

“The crew planned their Ron day view with the Space Station.”
In order to get this sentence to translate properly, the captioner would have to have the following entry in his or her dictionary:

ROPB/TKAEU/SRAOU=rendezvous

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

being asked to lipread a hearing person standing across
the room

(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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DeafLaw

ADA consultants have said that application of the law
regarding accessible web sites is not consistent.
And making it worse is that many companies “do nothing”
while awaiting, for years, formal accessibility guidelines
from Department of Justice.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Western Union,
which got out of the telegram business just a few
days ago.
Whether Western Union realizes it or not, it has
an enduring Deaf Heritage:

– Samuel Morse, who invented the electrical telegraph,
was married to a deaf woman
– Amos Kendall and Samuel Morse were close friends
and business associates. Kendall’s estate in
Washington, DC is where Gallaudet University is
located
– the first telegram sent by Morse went to Baltimore,
thru miles of cables, which went across the land
where Gallaudet is located
– in the early days, deaf people were able to send
telegram cables to convey vital messages
– Western Union surplus Model 15 and Model 19 machines
formed the backbone of the Deaf Community TTY
network

Sorry, to see you go, Western Union.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

If you are deaf and live somewhere in the northeastern
part of Pennsylvania and get into trouble, be prepared
if you are taken to Magisterial Judge Jonathan M Wilcox
for a hearing. He is fluent in ASL. He is campaigning
for re-election; the press release announcing his
campaign plans said:

He is proficient in American Sign Language and can
communicate with the deaf and hearing impaired

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Was Wyoming School for the Deaf neither fish or fowl?

History was sort of strange; it was part of a school
district but was a state school for the deaf that
mainstreamed all students into local hearing
classrooms. It only lasted 39 years before closing
up – yet one Wyoming SD administrator said the
school still exists but under a different guise!

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DeafDigest – 07 February 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf and the disabled” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/deaf-and-the-disabled.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]Do enjoy watching this text video

DEAF AND THE DISABLED
Why do many deaf people refuse to call themselves
disabled?
Because they are not physically disabled. And also
for another reason, they are afraid that if they
call themselves disabled, hearing people will
fell sorry for them, and give them sympathy all
the time!

DeafDigest – 07 February 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”deaf and the crime” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/deaf-and-the-crime.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]Do enjoy watching this text video

THE DEAF AND THE COPS
Always scary when it happens at night. That a crime
took place next door to your home. Aand the cops come
over to investigate the crime.
You sleep throughout everything and know nothing
about it.
You wake up in the morning and the neighbors tell
you about it!

DeafDigest – 06 February 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”lucky deaf printers” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/lucky-deaf-printers.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]Do enjoy watching this text video

TWO LUCKY DEAF PRINTERS
DeafDigest editor just chatted with two deaf printers.
They worked at their government agencies for many years.
And at one time there were many hearing printers working
with them.
Technology has changed everything in the printing
world. No more printing presses. Instead, the computers
do all of the printing jobs.
All of these hearing printers were either laid off
or forced to retire or reassigned to different jobs.
Two deaf printers? Still employed at their agencies,
but no longer using printing presses, just using the
computers!

DeafDigest – 06 February 2016

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”[pb_vidembed title=”big deaf crowd” caption=”” url=”http://35.182.75.222/videos/big-deaf-crowd.mp4″ type=”mov” w=”480″ h=”385″]Do enjoy watching this text video

BIG DEAF EVENT CROWD IS BAD?
You agree to meet a deaf friend at a big deaf
basketball tournament.
There were so many deaf fans at the tournament
gym, about 1,700 fans.
You look very hard to find your deaf friend and
cannot find him, and give up and go home after the
game.
Your deaf friend was also looking for you but
cannot find you, and he also gave up and went home!
So, big deaf basketball crowd good or bad?

DeafDigest – 05 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 5, 2016

 
— deaf musician to perform at world’s most famous musical hall

Emily Bieker, a deaf 15-year old high school sophomore, from
Arkansas, is scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall. She practices
with her violin seven hours a day. Carnegie Hall is where all the
musicians dream of performing. Her picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-musician-at-carnegie-hall/

 
— legislator introduces a deaf law

Florida legislator Victor Torres (of Orlando) wants to
introduce a bill to have a “deaf” symbol on the
deaf drivers’ licenses. Is it going to quickly
alert the cop to drivers’ deafness? Maybe not –
cops often do not get it when the deaf driver
points to his ear – before – he gives the cop
his driver’s license!

 

— hearing cost vs deaf cost

Super Bowl is coming up. May the best team win!
Cost of a 30 second Super Bowl ad? Just
five million bucks. It is cheap for these
super-rich corporations. They look on millions
as pennies! Cost of deaf captions? Maybe just
$100 for 30 seconds; maybe $200.00. These
super-rich corporations may scream that it is
SO EXPENSIVE!

 
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DeafDigest – 04 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 4, 2016

— a gift with two big ironies

Flint, Michigan has a serious water lead problem.
The deaf school is located in Flint. The deaf girls’
basketball team had a game scheduled with
Owendale-Gagetown HS. The hearing girls donated
250 cases of water to help the deaf school.
First irony was that the lead problem at the
school was already fixed. Second irony was that
the basketball game was cancelled due to lack of
players on the deaf team. The water was still
delivered anyway! A picture is at:

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

 

 

— a surprise hearing aid discovery

The reflecting pond on the campus of Simon Fraser
University in British Columbia was emptied in 2008
to clean out stuff. The clearning crew discovered
a hearing aid! Did a student throw it away?

 

 
— an accidental deaf invention

Rubber was invented by an accident in the kitchen.
What about Deaf Inventions? Mateuz Mach, 18 years
old and not deaf, lives in Poland. He invented
an app for rap musicians to communicate with
their hand waves (hearing hand waves, not
deaf hand waves). Someone told him – why not
use the app for deaf sign language. Despite
knowing nothing about the deaf, he was able
to invent this sign language app!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
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DeafDigest – 03 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 3, 2016

— interesting sign in deaf taxi driver’s cab

the picture is self-explanatory, so please visit it at:
http://deafdigest.com/sign-in-deaf-taxi-driver-cab/

 
— a very shocked deaf FedEx employee in Vermont

A deaf man from Vermont works for FedEx. He was shocked
upon learning that his company would not allow the deaf
to use barcode devices because one must hear the beeps.
He said:

Wow, I been using the barcode devices for a year now

Is FedEx so big that bosses on the left do not know
what the bosses on the right are doing?

 

 

— reason for delay in Marlee Matlin Super Bowl announcement

There is a reason for the delay in announcing Marlee
Matlin as the Super Bowl National Anthem ASL signer.
Lets’ look at this joke – how many electricians does
it take to change a lightbulb? Well, in the case of
Marlee, it took four separate organizations to make
this joint announcement, hence this delay! Not easy
to get two to make the announcement together, let
alone four of them. Anyway, for Marlee, it will
be her third such honor – past honors were at
the XXVII, XLI Super Bowls. Congrats, Marlee!

 

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DeafDigest – 02 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 2, 2016

— a strange garden built by deaf

A deaf man built a garden. It looks strange.
A picture of this strange garden is at:

http://deafdigest.com/strange-garden/

 

 

— FedEx Ground says deaf must hear barcode scanner beeps

FedEx Ground has been accused of discrminating against
deaf employees, denied opportunities because they cannot
hear barcode scanner beeps. The federal judge told
FedEx Ground that court trial will proceed on behalf
of 17 deaf employees that have claimed discrimination.
For a long time, both groups have negotiated, discussed,
had conferences, and heavily persuaded each other – to
no avail – hence the court trial.

 

— football concussions are serious

A couple of weeks ago DeafDigest editor chatted with
a deaf assistant football coach of a hearing high
school team. He said that his team had a serious
issue with concussions – because seven players
suffered these head injuries in just one season.
DeafDigest is mentioning this because Derrick
Coleman’s attorney said he had a concussion
but continued to play football for the Seattle
Seahawks. This led to a bad autombile accident
that the cops are accusing him of vehicular
assault.

 
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DeafDigest – 01 February 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 1, 2016

— captions, bottom or top or middle or everywhere

Always arguments on where to best place the captions –
bottom (blocks the weather streaming), top (blocks
basketball scoreboard) or middle (may block person’s
face, etc). Do you want captions that look like this:

http://deafdigest.com/strange-location-for-captions/

 

— zero Deaf Super Bowl plans

We have had ASL singers during the Star Spangled Banner
songs in past Super Bowls. Who is our next ASL signer?
Dunno. Will all TV commercials be captioned? Dunno.
Only thing about the deaf during the Super Bowl weekend
is the deaf puppy during the Puppy Bowl. What is
going on?

 

— it is up to FCC

DeafDigest announced last week that Gogo, the provider
of the airplane captions, promised to install captions
within a reasonable amount of time. DeafDigest was
disappointed that this agreement will not apply on
overseas flights, only in flights over American
airplace. What was overlooked was that it is up
to FCC to approve Gogo’s agreement. If for some
reason FCC says no, then the agreement is dead!

 

 
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