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Posts published in March 2016

DeafDigest – 31 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 31, 2016

— conditions not too good for deaf patients

Medical facilities in a city were surveyed on services
to deaf patients. Results – long wait times for
interpreters; deaf patients not advised of these
long wait times; doctors do not know how to
deal with deaf patients; medical staff not given
deaf awareness training workshops; this survey
took place in Worcestershire (Great Britain)
but bad medical conditions have been happening
in USA despite our “powerful” ADA! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/doctor-with-deaf-patient/

 

— judges trained on how to deal with the deaf

In USA, almost all judges do not know how to
deal with the deaf. Yes, there are interpreters,
but still – the judges are rather clueless. Does
it hurt the deaf in the courtroom? In Jamaica,
deaf service agency conducted a workshop for
all judges in a government district – on how
to deal with the deaf! It was understood that
the judges were favorable about this training
arrangements. Why isn’t it happening in USA?

 

— split between former movie house partners

In Eugene, OR, partners that owned two different
movie houses, had a business dispute, and as a
result, agreed to split up their holdings. This
split may have made the Deaf Community happy!
Former partner Julie Blonshteyn supports open
captions – and when she was given charge of
one movie house, she has promised to offer
captions one day a week. In the past open
captions were not offered at all in both
movie houses!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/27/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 29, 2016

— another Nyle surprise

Every day there are always different stories about
Nyle, the deaf model turned dancer. The most
recent story is a surprise – it is not just that
he is a twin, but his twin brother looks so
different from him. And this twin, a redhead,
is by far the much better dancer than Nyle!
Nyle also has an older brother – Neal, a
past Gallaudet football player who broke
the college record for the longest
interception return for touchdown
(95 yards against Catholic University).
Anyway, for a picture of the DiMarco twins,

http://deafdigest.com/surprising-deaf-twins/

 

— impatient federal judges

Normally when there are ADA violations about
web sites not being deaf friendly, the
Department of Justice would deal with it
first, taking a long time to reach settlement.
Well, there are more federal judges that
are impatient; they no longer wait for
Department of Justice to do something;
instead these judges take action themselves.
So, the impatience of these judges is
helping the deaf!

 

— confession of a financial writer

Paul Scott, not deaf, is a financial writer
for a financial web site. He also conducts
audio interviews with people in the financial
industry. Aware that his interviews are
not accessible to the deaf, he did something
about it. He hired a captioner to caption
the interview. Who paid for the captioning
expenses? Of course, not Paul Scott! He
collected donations from his fans for
that purpose! One-time captions? Hope not.
Latest deaf jobs:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/27/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 29, 2016

— selfies important to deaf

many people take selfies (self-pictures) with their
own cell phones. Important? Yes and this issue is
being discussed at a conference at NTID/RIT.
Why important for the deaf? It helps the deaf
feel good about themselves, especially when the
world discriminates against them! A picture is at:

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

 
— a Deaf Bill fear among state legislators

What is the biggest fear among legislators
when a Deaf Bill is being introduced in state
legislative body? That it will lead to
lawsuits by angry hearing people! One state
legislator has proposed a bill on closed
captions and it was tabled – for one reason –
figuring how to block these lawsuits!

 

— politician in Malaysia hates an insult

Two politicians were arguing with each other
in Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, a past prime
minister and Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, a party
leader. The former prime minister, very
angry, called the party leader – deaf-mute!
This party leader scolded the past prime
minister, saying the word “deaf-mute” is
an insult and not appropriate!

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/27/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

DeafDigest – 28 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 28, 2016

— a famous person’s hypocrisy

A famous woman helped a deaf school raise money by
sponsoring a special event. She was criticized by many
people for being a hypocrite – no real interest in
deaf but wanting attention by TV and newspapers.
Who was that famous person? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hypocrisy-by-famous-person/

 

— DiMarco’s perfect dance has two mistakes

No one is perfect. Nyle admitted he made a mistake
during his dance but was “lucky” that the judges
overlooked it. This leads to a second mistake!
By admitting publicly that he made an overlooked
mistake, the judges will be watching Nyle even
much closely to make sure he will be penalized on
his future mistakes! If he kept quiet, the judges
would not watch him that closely!

 

— lazy bus driver drops off deaf student at wrong stop

A 10-year old deaf girl in a mainstreamed program in
Ohio was dropped off at her old bus stop after
school. She had to wait 45 minutes before her
distraught mother realized she was missing at
her new bus stop. The mother gave the school
system information on change of bus stops. The
information was acknowledged but the bus driver
never noticed it even if it was on his list of
students with their bus stops. The school system
is not too happy about it and said the bus
driver was disciplined.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/27/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 March 2016

DeafDigest Gold – March 27, 2016

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 20th year

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

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

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Old Fogey

2012 Election

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-2012-election/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nina-poetsch/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bad-deaf-handwriting/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nina-poetsch/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bad-deaf-handwriting/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)

http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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“Talk Talk” on Sale at Harris Communications

“Talk Talk” is a thrilling page-turner that follows Dana Halter, a
deaf woman fighting to reclaim her stolen identity as she goes on a
suspenseful chase across America. A moving story about language, love
and identity, the book is a masterful mind-bending novel you can’t
put down.

Written by T.C. Boyle, USA Today says, the book “Starts off fast and
never lets go-and that’s fun…Boyle once again delivers an
entertaining story with his usual laser commentary-about the way we
identify ourselves and the role language plays”

For a limited time only, save 10% on “Talk Talk”. Normally $15.00,
now only $13.50 with free ground shipping for orders within the
contiguous US. Sale ends April 1, 2016.

For more information, go to:
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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

Hearing Aid lamp

http://deafdigest.com/hearing-aid-lamp

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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf community leaders in Virginia have been working
with hospitals in the middle part of the state to
improve services for deaf residents.

Robert H Loftur-Thun was appointed Interim
Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons. He is
taking sign language classes.

On the market are dolls that wear CI’s, designed
for young deaf girls that want to feel good about
themselves.

A political candidate in Japan gives a speech.
No interpreter around, but notetakers are! This is
a new bill being proposed in Japan to pay notetakers.
What is wrong with interpreters?

An idea was concocted ten years ago and it
has taken that long to reach fruition –
Flagler College, in St Augustine, FL will
be starting its first master’s degree program
in Deaf Education.

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TOO MUCH ME-DEAF ATTITUDE
Nina Poetsch, who is deaf, did not succeed
in the “Survivor” TV program.
Her big problem was – me, deaf, please
respect me deaf.
This turned off hearing people on the
program, even though people watching the
program loved her.

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

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATHROOM, KITCHEN OR UNFINISHED BASEMENT?

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

Surdus Remodeling won Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2012 and 2013.

Contact Elijah Gold at info@surdusremodeling.com or VP at 240-654-0247

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WORST DEAF-HEARING COMMUNICATIONS
What is worst Deaf-Hearing Communications?
It is a deaf man with terrible handwriting.
And also a hearing man with terrible
handwriting!
It has happened to DeafDigest editor several
times in the past.

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

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Deaf organizations

Alabama Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/alabama-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

Signs for Computing Technology

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-deaf-signs-for-computing-terminology/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— scheduler, sports teams, major city recreation center

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are notetakers being used instead of interpreters?

A. To save money. Cheaper than interpreters and CART
services!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Last week I wrote that DeafBlind are not part of the State’s Deaf agencies.

One of the readers alerted me that I overlooked a positive outcome in his state!

The State of Minnesota advocated adding the DeafBlind to the agency’s name.

It is now the Commission for the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing.

Long name, but it puts people who are DeafBlind on an equal footing.

I wonder if this is the first state to add DeafBlind to the agency’s name?

They are not done yet, they are currently advocating for funding to implement services for the DeafBlind.

Thank you, my friend from Minnesota, for letting us know!

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 if elected president, Donald Trump will find ways to
help deaf (jobs, interpreters, funding for deaf services,
etc) instead of spouting insults left and right! (He
doesn’t insult the deaf, though).

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DeafHistory:

Year 1913

The Minnesota Bureau of Labor for the Deaf becomes
that nation’s first deaf commission for the deaf
and hard of hearing.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1,000

young deaf men volunteered to fight in World War I. It was not to be.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Rileigh Goulette is a member of women’s cross country
and track teams at Plymouth State

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Alex Hickey, Australian Rules football, Geelong Falcons junior team

has not yet risen to the top level; just playing in the county league

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DeafSports Library:

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)

http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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

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

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Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 27 March 2016

DeafDigest Blue – March 27, 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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click on subscribe and follow the screen

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-bumper-to-bumper-traffic/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-tax/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-oral-hand-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-diet-bet/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)

http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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“The Deaf Heart” on Sale at Harris Communications

The year in the life of Dempsey “Max” McCall, a Deaf biomedical photography resident, is chronicled in the new book, “The Deaf Heart”, now available at Harris Communications.

Told through a series of quirky, irreverent short stories and letters home during the early 1980s, the book tells how Max strives to become certified as a Registered Biological Photographer. The stories, some humorous, some  poignant, reveal Max’s struggles and triumphs as he attempts to succeed in the hearing world while at the same time navigating the multicultural and linguistic diversity within the Deaf world.

For a limited time only, save 10% on “The Deaf Heart”. Normally $19.95, now only $17.95 with free ground shipping for orders within the contiguous US. Sale ends April 1, 2016.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DDB032716

Contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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

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

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

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Dedication

DeafDigeest dedicates this edition to Andrew S. Grove,
a deaf man, who always kept his deafness a secret
in the cut-throat corporate world. He was the CEP
of the Intel Corp, a huge player in the computer
world. Why did he keep his deafness a secret?
We may never know!

Top stories about the deaf:

Barbara Kelley has been Named Executive Director of The Hearing Loss Association of America.

NTID researchers Matthew Dye and Peter Hauser both
won a $450K grant to analyze vision in deaf children.

Deaf runners at the upcoming Boston Marathon will have
medical interpreters, upon need of medical emergencies.

Australia’s Deaf Services Queensland have merged
with Hearing Impaired Children’s Therapy Inc. to
provide early intervention services.

While Switched at Birth is being cancelled after
Season 5, the starting date for that final season
is 2017, so there is a little breathing room.

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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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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

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HAND GESTURES VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL DEAF
There are some oral deaf that do not understand
simple gestures.
There was a report from University of Chicago
that said hand gestures help oral children learn
better English.
Is Hand Gestures same as Sign Language?

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

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Providing cyber security training and job opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students

http://deafdigest.com/class-for-deaf-anti-hackers/

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A BAD DIET BET MISUNDERSTANDING
At a hearing college many years ago a deaf student
was very fat.
His hearing friends begged him to go on diet and to
watch what he eats. He refused.
They made a bet with him, a lot of money, that he
has to lose weight to win the bet.
The hearing students told him he must lose 50
pounds. The deaf student, lipread the words and
thought it was 15 pounds.
There was almost a big fight because the
deaf student refused to pay off the bet over
a misunderstood word!

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a question like this –

can your client read lips?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When the captioning is placed over important information on the television screen, it may be tempting to just turn off the captioning and view the broadcast without the aid of the captioning, or you may simply turn off the television.

However, many people do not realize that there are rules and regulations that broadcasters are supposed to follow with regard to captions being properly placed.

As the Federal Communications Commission states on its website, the FCC has “adopted captioning quality standards and technical compliance rules to ensure that video programming is fully accessible to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing through the provision of closed captioning.”
The rules state that “captions should not block other important visual content on the screen including, but not limited to, character faces, featured text (e.g., weather or other news updates, graphics and credits), and other information that is essential to understanding a program’s content when the closed captioning feature is activated.”

If you find that broadcasts you are watching are not in compliance with these guidelines with regard to caption placement, you may contact the broadcasters who are responsible for providing the captioning. If you do not receive an adequate response from them, you may want to consider filing a complaint with the FCC.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

hearing people laugh at something that we don’t know
what it is all about (are they laughing at us?)

(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

There is no federal law that prohibits landlords
from banning renters, based on political affiliation.
This being said, anti-ASL renters can be banned
from renting an apartment from pro-ASL landlords,
or the other way around!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Do social clubs of the deaf generate more noise than
hearing social clubs? A deaf social club in the Sims Close,
Romford in United Kingdom is facing fierce opposition in
application for drink and music license.
Opponents are saying it would lead to excessive noise
and drunkenness among its members.
Question is – would a hearing club in this same location
face same opposition? Or are deaf club goers being
discriminated on the grounds that they cannot hear (and
curb) noise because they are deaf?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

How effective is newborn hearing screenings? Not
100 percent effective if the research by the
Children’s Memorial Hospital is valid. They
are saying there have been babies that fell
through the cracks and that their deafness
would have gone undetected until they got
a bit older!

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Not always a guarantee that a police officer
would realize that the driver is deaf, especially
when he carefully indicates his deafness.

DeafDigest editor has known of several cases
of deaf drivers being beat up even when they
told the officers of deafness.

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
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DeafDigest – 25 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 25, 2016

— impossible, says a judge

Carrie Ann Inaba is one of the judges with the
Dancing with the Stars TV program. Impossible is what
she thought when she realized that Nyle is deaf, saying
music is required to dance perfectly. Nyle admitted that
his biggest fear was making a fool out of himself!
Nyle’s partner, Petra said she was scared to dance with
a deaf person! It must be remembered that Marlee Matlin
once competed on that program, finishing 7th, higher
than most of the contestants. A picture of the judge
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/judge-ready-to-give-a-ten/

 

— deaf computer security specialists

The world of computers can be scary – hacking, fraud,
spoofing, malware, spying, etc. Do we have any deaf
computer professionals that fight against these
computer crimes? Good question – but there is a special
class in computer security for deaf professionals that
are interested in joining the international fight. This
special class is taking place in Rochester, NY.
— a machine that lipreads

Is there such a thing as a lipreading machine?
This is not a joke. A group of researchers at
University of East Anglia (Norwich, Great
Britain) is working on a lipreading machine.
Without knowing too much about it, DeafDigest
waits and see how this idea develops.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/20/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 24 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 24, 2016

 

— a TV executive said a bad word about the deaf
(picture)

Japan Broadcasting Company Chairperson Momii Katsuto,
during a meeting of board of directors, said a
bad word when someone brought up a matter about
the deaf. His comments leaked out, forcing him
to apologize. Yet, it is not the first time he
said the same thing about the deaf! Exactly
what word did he use? The newspapers just said
– derogatory. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/japanese-tv-executive-again-says-bad-things-about-deaf/

 

 

 

— Lloyds not knowing difference between deaf and hearing

Lloyds, based in Great Britain, is one of the world’s
biggest and most famous financial and insurance services
company in the world. A deaf client contacted Lloyds,
informing them of his deafness and requested assistance
on a financial matter. What did Lloyd tell him? To just
call them instead of writing a letter. Lloyds, in fact,
said the same thing several times. It had to take an
inpendent ombudsman to straighten it all out!
— CI described as a simple operation

A newspaper story described a CI operation as a simple
procedure. Go in deaf and go out hearing. That so easy?
Operations of any kind is never a simple procedure.
What if the CI surgeon operated on the wrong ear!
Not funny!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/20/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 23, 2016

— interpreters that quit

About 25 percent of interpreters plan to quit
their jobs and seek different careers. Reason
given were – expensive training fees, no
encouragement from peers and mentors, lack of
appreciation from their clients, etc. It is
happening, not in USA, but in Great Britain!
Just be grateful that for all of the
interpreting problems in USA, we still have
interpreters! A picture of a signing British
interpreter at:

http://deafdigest.com/hands-of-british-interpreter/

 

— a letter of apology

A letter of apology was sent to the family of Nyle
DiMarco. Why wasn’t the letter sent directly to
him, DeafDigest does not know. Anyway it was from
a speech teacher at one of the deaf schools he
attended in the past, apologizing for “forcing”
him to wear a hearing aid! DeafDigest does not know
who the teacher was or the school the teacher
taught speech.
— struggle between FCC and TV stations on captions

The FCC has a rule that captions be placed in the
right position on the screen. The captioners can
move the captions to the right position. But why
do captions go to wrong positions, after being
positioned correctly by the captioner? TV
stations often move the captions, without the
knowledge of FCC and of the captioner! A war
we do not know about.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/20/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 22, 2016

— Best Deaf Eyes or Bad Deaf Ears

Best Deaf Eyes or Bad Deaf Ears? Do deaf children
see things better than hearing children? Or do
deafness prevent the deaf from seeing things better?
Hard to say, but NTID researchers Matthew Dye and
Peter Hauser are trying to find out. They are
getting $450,000 from National Science Foundation
to study deaf children to see if they have Best Deaf
Eyes or Bad Deaf Ears! A picture of these two researchers
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/to-research-best-deaf-eyes-or-bad-deaf-ears/

 

— dancing is dangerous for a deaf person

Is dancing a dangerous activity? No, but for Nyle
DiMarco, he was sent to hospital for that reason!
During a rehearsal, partner Peta Murgatroyd
accidentally struck him on the face, causing
bleeding. After four stitches to his face, he
was rushed back to finish the rehearsal. They
performed very well – but there were tricks –
he watched her all the time; she tapped
him on the shoulder; she pushed him to
go to different direction; she used little
ASL. What was Nyle’s biggest fear? Being
hit on the head again? No! That he would feel
out of sync with her when music changes.
The judges, however, said he did very well.

 

— the Green Shirt

A deaf person went to a sub shop to order
a steak sub. The popular sub shop was crowded
during lunch hour. Hearing people, after
ordering their subs, were asked for their
first names. When sub is ready their names
are shouted out for them to pick up their
orders. Deaf customer? The sub shop
owner would not write on the bag “deaf”
or “deaf mute” or “can’t hear” etc.
Instead, he wrote down on the bag –
Green Shirt because the deaf person was
wearing a green shirt. When the
sub was ready, the owner pointed at
the Deaf Green Shirt to come and pick
up the bag! Pretty much avoids these
ugly name-insult lawsuits.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/20/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 21, 2016

— an important rule in presidential debates

There is an important rule that was asked of
presidential candidates during a TV debate.
This rule is – only one candidate can talk
at the same time; no other candidates can
interrupt. Is it telling Donald Trump to
shut up and wait for his turn? No, it is
in the Philippines. The reason is that
the interpreter cannot interpret two
(or three) people at the same time!
The position of the interpreter on TV
looks neat, see it at:

http://deafdigest.com/tv-presidential-debate/

 

— a deaf vodka ad

A deaf vodka ad? In Great Britain, Smirnoff,
of the world’s better known vodka brands,
is running a series of TV commercials.
One such commercial will feature Chris
Fonseca, who is a deaf dance teacher
in London. His face will be seen on TV
and on outdoor video ads.

 

— deaf person beat up even if he told cop of deafness

A police officer beat up a deaf driver after
a traffic accident. The cop said the deaf driver
was not following orders. The deaf driver tried
to indicate his deafness, even showing a deaf
visor placard and even his driver’s license ID
indicating his deafness. He was still beaten up
anyway. Deaf driver not following orders?
How could he follow orders that he could not
understand and was never provided with an
intepreter. This ugly incident took place in
Oklahoma – and it is scary for all deaf drivers
everywhere!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/20/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 20 March 2016

DeafDigest Gold – March 20, 2016

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 20th year

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Old Fogey

Very Happy Deafies

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-very-happy-deafies/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-convention-body-languages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cheese-chicken/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nina-poetsch/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bad-deaf-handwriting/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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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

http://deafdigest.com/british-deaf-law-quality-mark/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Movement has been made towards the Northern
Ireland lawmakers approving Sign Language
as an official language.

There is fear among the deaf in Great Britain
is that if their nation leaves the European
Union, then their rights and needs will be
weakened. They are saying that UK pays no
attention to the deaf but that the European
Union does.

An advisory committee has been established by
NTID to advise its performing arts program.

The Missouri House passed a bill to require
the state Commission for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing to provide funds for services for the
deaf-blind.

The India ministry may allow the deaf to
finally drive cars but with some conditions
attached to it.

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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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TOO MUCH ME-DEAF ATTITUDE
Nina Poetsch, who is deaf, did not succeed
in the “Survivor” TV program.
Her big problem was – me, deaf, please
respect me deaf.
This turned off hearing people on the
program, even though people watching the
program loved her.

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

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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

Surdus Remodeling won Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2012 and 2013.

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WORST DEAF-HEARING COMMUNICATIONS
What is worst Deaf-Hearing Communications?
It is a deaf man with terrible handwriting.
And also a hearing man with terrible
handwriting!
It has happened to DeafDigest editor several
times in the past.

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

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Deaf organizations

Des Moines Association of the Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/des-moines-association-of-the-deaf/

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Deaf Book of the Week

Deaf Sentence

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

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— pathology technician

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. India suggests that the deaf be allowed
to drive on one condition – that they have
the word “deaf” on their license tags.
Why is it a bad idea?

A. We don’t have that requirement in USA,
unless the deaf driver asks for it, so why
should it be that way in India?

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Many states have Commissions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or similar (23 states).

What bothers me is that the DeafBlind program is rarely part of the state agency for the Deaf!

Fingers point:  “it is yours’ because they are Deaf also” or “It your’s, they are Blind”.  That’s my observation.

For example, the Mass Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing did not include DeafBlind services.

DeafBlind people advocated to get their service needs and funding covered and their efforts were successful.

Interestingly, that funding went to the Mass. Commission for the Blind!

They contracted to DEAF Inc. to provide SSP services.

They also contracted to Mass Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for DeafBlind interpreter services!

Why can it go into one state agency?  FYI the first budget year for DeafBlind was $750,000.

Now we are seeing more legislature bills trying to get DeafBlind services within a state agency.

I want to see the name “Commission for the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing”!

I feel that this process has put us DeafBlind people in the “back seat” for years.

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that all Harry Potter books be revised to include
deaf characters

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DeafHistory:

Year 1988 (March 13)

Elizabeth Ann Zinzer steps down as Gallaudet
president after being at the helm for just
three days, giving way to the first time-ever
deaf president.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

3

deaf winners of the Nobel Prize

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Texas A&M – Cason Sherrod, so, baseball

as the team’s reliever, he appeared in
4 of his team’s 16 games, compiling a
3.00 ERA, but picked up one win

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Dan Kadlec, who is deaf and from Canada,
placed 10th in the right-arm division
and 13th in the left-arm division at
the World Arm Wrestling Championships
that took place at Kuala Lumpur

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DeafSports Library:

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)

http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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

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

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 20 March 2016

DeafDigest Blue – March 20, 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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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-bumper-to-bumper-traffic/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-tax/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-oral-hand-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-diet-bet/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Super Spring Sale Extended at Harris Communications

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extended until Monday, March 21st.

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Katherine Lois Smith,
Louisiana, that departed us. She helped found the SSP program
for the deaf/blind in her community, and also founded the
Contraband Bayou Deaf Club.

Top stories about the deaf:

ZeniPower mercury-free hearing aid batteries can
be defective. This was the warning issued by an
activist in Australia!

The Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education
in Indiana is embarking on a new program to help
deaf children obtain hearing aids.

The Uganda Equal Opportunities Commission has
been cracking down on those that discriminate
against the disabled and the deaf.

A 75-year old deaf man was refused admittance
to a hospital in Saskatchewan. Reason was
lapsed medical card. And because of no treatment
he died. The family is furious.

Deaf and Dumb is considered an obsolete
language in Michigan. This is what the
state House voted to have it replaced
with hard of hearing. Unfortunately for
the rest of the world, this language
is still active, and is not obsolete.

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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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HAND GESTURES VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL DEAF
There are some oral deaf that do not understand
simple gestures.
There was a report from University of Chicago
that said hand gestures help oral children learn
better English.
Is Hand Gestures same as Sign Language?

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

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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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A BAD DIET BET MISUNDERSTANDING
At a hearing college many years ago a deaf student
was very fat.
His hearing friends begged him to go on diet and to
watch what he eats. He refused.
They made a bet with him, a lot of money, that he
has to lose weight to win the bet.
The hearing students told him he must lose 50
pounds. The deaf student, lipread the words and
thought it was 15 pounds.
There was almost a big fight because the
deaf student refused to pay off the bet over
a misunderstood word!

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

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

trying to translate words into signs to student with minimal English
skills. And having to prompt this same attention deficiency disorder
student into paying closer attention to signs that are difficult
to follow!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One thing that many captioning viewers take for granted is the caption placement on the screen; that is, until the captioning blocks a person’s face or piece of information that they want to see.

Unfortunately, for much of the realtime captioning that takes place in the U.S., the captioner is not able to see the screen. They may be captioning from an audio feed only.

Captions are limited to 32 characters across and 15 lines from top to bottom. It used to be that all realtime captioning was three lines at the bottom. Then the television stations started including bigger and more frequent graphics at the bottom, and captioners started trying to move the captions around.

Some TV broadcasters tell the captioners specifically where they want the captions. For a sports broadcast, they may say they want two lines at the top of the screen. They may indicate exactly where the left and right margins should be.

Also, some television control room operators move the captions around, independent of the captioner. They may attempt to move the captions away from the graphics.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

trying to chat with another deaf person who keeps
on looking away from you

(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

Kaiser has a great reputation for providing interpreters
for its deaf patients – hence this shocker, that this
giant health care institution was slapped with a lawsuit.
A deaf patient entered the emergency room of a Kaiser
hospital and asked for an interpreter and was refused!
This lawsuit has been filed.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

If a person thinks he is deaf, then he is deaf; and if
another person thinks he is hearing, then he is hearing?
Is it that so? Well, Yale University researchers are
saying that senior citizens who fell for that thinking trap would show
more of hearing losses as opposed to those that
thought “positively”.
This report was published in a recent edition of the Journal of
Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network
scolded the National Relay Service for being “helpless”
when floods struck the Queensland territory. It was so
bad that Telstra, another Australian agency, had to
step in and help out.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A past Undercover Boss TV series featured
Rocket Fizz chain in California. One of
the Rocket Fizz employees said she attended
CSUN, but wants to go back to college to
learn sign language.

Her comment was not specific. To learn
sign language to become:

an interpreter

or

a teacher of the deaf

or

becoming a sign language teacher

or

what?

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
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DeafDigest – 18 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 18, 2016

 

— oldest advocacy organization in USA

There were claims by several national non-profit
organizations of being USA’s first advocacy
organization (NAACP, NRA, and others). Not
true, the oldest advocacy organization is
the National Association of the Deaf. It was
founded in 1880, years before other hearing
non-profit agencies came into being. For a
picture, take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/one-of-earliest-deaf-leaders/

 

— the nation’s #1 sportscaster refuses to caption

Bill Simmons is just about the nation’s #1 sportscaster,
working for the ESPN for years before he jumped into
his own start-up sportscasting company. A deaf
sports fan has, for years, begged him to caption
his broadcasts, but he refused, saying ESPN is
his boss. Now with his own start-up, he continues
to refuse. Arrogant attitude? Yes!

 
— deaf may be allowed to drive on one condition

India has always banned the deaf from driving cars.
After years of outcry by deaf advocates, the nation
may allow the deaf to drive – on one condition –
that the license tags have the word “deaf” to alert
hearing drivers behind them. Is that necesssary?
No, but a condition to drive is better than not
allowed to drive at all!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/13/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 17 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 17, 2016

— former deaf pro athlete hopes to become internet whiz

Lance Allred, who is deaf, had a very short career in the
NBA, as the league’s only deaf player. He played for many
years in pro basketball overseas before retiring last year.
He has a dream – to become an internet whiz, establishing
a start-up company that will drastically change the way
web sites perform. Another Vint Cerf, a past deaf
internet whiz? See Allred’s most recent picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/possible-deaf-internet-whiz/

 
— a state trying to force state deaf commission

A state House of Representatives passed a bill to force
its state commission for the deaf and hard of hearing
to provide funds for services for the deaf-blind.
A deaf-blind activist explained that most state
commissions for the deaf would not provide funds
for deaf-blind, instead pointing to the state
commission for the blind as source of funding!

 

— very angry at CBS TV

A deaf person is very angry at CBS TV. Everyone
is excited about the Big NCAA national basketball
tournament. Who will win this year? Anyway, he
watches CBS and the captions, during basketball
games, are always in the middle of the screen,
impossible to follow the action. He has
complained for ten years with CBS and with the
FCC – no one listens to him. Remember FCC said
captions must be placed on the right spot on
the TV screen. Middle is not the right spot.
And CBS has hated captions in the past, wouldn’t
caption during the early years in the eighties!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/13/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 16 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 16, 2016

— deaf-owned business ranked in the top 1 percent

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that a new
deaf-owned business proposes to upstage its
competitors in the weight training field.
Gripbell is currently ranked among top one
percent as compared to hearing run start-ups.
What is Gripbell? Look at the picture:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-owned-weight-training-equipment-company/

 

 

— tale of Deaf Child Signs

As mentioned in DeafDigest, Bowie, a town in
Texas, refused to install Deaf Child Signs,
saying there was no money for it whereas
other nearby towns have these signs. To
the rescue is the Bowie Rural Fire
Department coming up with the money. In
just few minutes these volunteer firemen
took out their wallets and threw their
money in a hat. Everyone is happy except
the very embarrassed Bowie town council.

 

 

— deaf jurors in demand in Detroit

For years courts have avoided using the
deaf as jurors. This barrier was not cracked
until sometime in the late eighties. Now
the city of Detroit have welcomed the deaf
as jurors. They said the deaf readily
accept jury duty whereas hearing people
try to avoid it. Plus they’re good a studying
body language to see testimonies are
truthful or just lies! This is just in
Detroit; not sure if it runs true for
other cities.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/13/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 15 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 15, 2016

— anger in Colorado Springs over interpreter no-show

About 15 deaf residents of Colorado Springs, CO
showed up for a city council meeting yesterday
to discuss a controversial issue. Only one thing
went wrong – interpreter never showed up.
Already fingers are pointing at each other!

A picture of an angry deaf person is at:
http://35.182.75.222/anger-over-interpreter-no-show/

 

 

— two deaf state employees win national honors

The State of Vermont Transportation Agency has
two long time deaf employees. An important task
they perform is plowing snow off state roads.
During their free time, they compete as a team
in Truck Rodeo, and recently they won the
state championship against other hearing
teams. They moved on to the National
Snowplow Rodeo in Colorado and came in third
place! Said a friend – very impressive!

 

— a director/producer refuses to give role to deaf

Kate Siegel has directed, produced and written
her own film – Hush. It is about a deaf
character in a horror plot. Instead of looking
for a deaf actress, she cast herself in that
role! Why? During a press conference, her
responses were vague and unsatisfactory!
So disappointing. Something interesting –
the Netflix which fought us on captioning
before we won, won the rights to distribute
this fake-deaf movie!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/13/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 14, 2016

— a new feature “collections” debuts today,
click “collections” on top bar in this screen

 
— deaf, not dead

David Norah, a deaf man, was not feeling well,
so had his hearing wife make a telephone
call in Great Britain with the Department
of Work and Pensions to make a medical
appointment. The receptionist was puzzled
because David was listed as dead in the
computer. For that reason, the agency
stopped sending him retirement checks.
Even though the laughing receptionist
agreed it was a spelling error, the
agency did not make changes on the
computer. As a result a hearing
is coming up to prove that the husband
is very much alive, while deaf, but
in serious need of medical attention!
The picture of the deaf, not dead, man is at:

http://deafdigest.com/this-british-man-is-deaf-not-dead/

 

 

 

— do not wear a hearing aid!

Do not wear a hearing aid! Wearing it is not
allowed in World Deaf Sports competition.
England was facing India in the World Deaf
Cricket semi finals. A referee caught one
of the players on the India team wearing
a hearing aid and immediately awarded a
forfeit win to England. So, instead of
India facing Pakistan for the championship,
it is England versus Pakistan!

 
— not good news for deaf actors on Switched at Birth

Switched at Birth will end after this current
TV season. What this means is that hearing
actors would have a much easier time finding
new acting roles, while our deaf actors will
struggle!

 

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (growing daily)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/13/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 March 2016

Collections – It is Barry’s E-Book of his best articles published in manyhttp://deafdigest.com/discrimination-against-deaf-diplomat/
publications since the early 1960’s. He wrote for DeafDigest, Silent Worker,Deaf American, NAD Broadcaster, Silent News, The Frat and many others.
Most of these publications are no longer in business! This list is growing
and will be added on a regular basis.

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
Job, toughest in India – http://deafdigest.com/toughest-job-in-india/

 

Barry’s selected articles, titles in alphabetical order:

Accommodations cost – http://deafdigest.com/cost-of-accommodation/

Actor, accidental – http://deafdigest.com/victor-galloway-accidental-hollywood-actor/

Actors, deaf and casting directors – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-and-casting-directors/

ADA comedy of errors – http://deafdigest.com/ada-comedy-of-errors/

ADA coverage – http://deafdigest.com/ada-coverage/

ADA, deaf survived without it – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-during-pre-ada-years/

ADA regulations not enforced – http://deafdigest.com/ada-regulations-not-enforced/

ADA, three key words – http://deafdigest.com/three-key-words-in-ada-language/

Advocacy efforts backfired – http://deafdigest.com/advocacy-efforts-backfired/

AgBell early name – http://deafdigest.com/agbell-early-name/

Agency hypocrisy – http://deafdigest.com/hypocrite-agency-serving-deaf/

Agreement, among three different national deaf organizations – http://deafdigest.com/different-deaf-national-groups-reach-agreement/

Airplanes built by deaf man – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-duck-and-deaf-hawk/

Airport incident – http://deafdigest.com/airport-incident/

Airport TSA booths – http://deafdigest.com/airport-tsa-booths/

Airport ticket counter – http://deafdigest.com/many-deaf-people-scared-airport-ticket-counter-employee/

Anger, at famous deaf person – http://deafdigest.com/angry-at-famous-deaf-person/

Anti-closed-captions person comment – http://deafdigest.com/comment-by-anti-closed-captions-person/

Appearances, for interpreters – http://deafdigest.com/appearances-for-interpreters/

Apps, too many – http://deafdigest.com/too-many-deaf-apps/

Arrests on Friday, the 13th – http://deafdigest.com/friday-the-thirteenth-deaf-arrests/

Artist – Cadwaller Washburn – http://deafdigest.com/cadwaller-washburn-deaf-drypoint-etcher-war-correspondent/

Artist, deaf wildlife stamps – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-fowl-life-artist-louis-frisino/

Artist, deaf artist fame is mysterious – http://deafdigest.com/famous-deaf-artist-for-nothing/

Artist, Goya, big irony –  http://deafdigest.com/goya-the-irony/

Artist, sand – http://deafdigest.com/world-best-sand-artist/

ASL, used wrong way – http://deafdigest.com/asl-used-wrong-way/

ASL as child abuse, state official – http://deafdigest.com/state-official-says-asl-is-child-abuse/

ASL, easier way to learn – http://deafdigest.com/easier-way-to-learn-asl/

ASL interpreter for ASL instructor –http://deafdigest.com/asl-interpreter-for-asl-instructor/

ASL pioneer – Stokoe, Bill – http://deafdigest.com/bill-stokoe-fathere-of-deaf-american-sign-language/

ASL interpreters and ASL teachers – http://deafdigest.com/asl-interpreters-helping-asl-teachers/

Astronomer – Cannon, Anne Jump – http://deafdigest.com/anne-jump-cannon-deaf-astronomer/

Astronomer, deaf, could have won Nobel – http://deafdigest.com/astronomer-studies-stars-that-turn-on-and-turn-off-lights/

Astronomer, self-taught, Olaf Hassel – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-astronomer-self-taught/

Attorney, deaf – Lowell Myers – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-attorney-lowell-myers/

Attorney, deaf, tricks of trade – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-attorney-tricks-of-trade/

Auction with hearing friend – http://deafdigest.com/public-auction-with-hearing-friend/

Auctions without interpreters – http://deafdigest.com/participating-in-auctions-without-interpreters/

Australia, detains deaf traveler – http://deafdigest.com/australia-detains-deaf-traveler/

Australia Outback scout – http://deafdigest.com/scouting-australian-outback/

Author, mystery novels – http://deafdigest.com/mysterious-deaf-author-of-mystery-novels/

Avoiding the word deaf – http://deafdigest.com/avoiding-the-word-deaf/

Backgammon, top deaf player –http://deafdigest.com/backgammon-top-deaf-player/

Backstabbing, deaf or hearing – http://deafdigest.com/stabbing-by-deaf-or-by-hearing/

Bank branch, deaf manager – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-manager-of-branch-bank-office/

Bank, deaf owned – http://deafdigest.com/bank-deaf-owned/

Bank robber, suspected deaf – http://deafdigest.com/suspected-deaf-bank-robber/

Basic rights of the deaf – http://deafdigest.com/basic-rights-of-the-deaf/

Bell & Edison – http://deafdigest.com/alexander-graham-bell-versus-thomas-edison/

Blacksmith, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/thriving-deaf-blacksmith/

Bleeps, fake – http://deafdigest.com/fake-bleeps/

Board member, surprise – http://deafdigest.com/surprise-board-member/

Burglar, trapped – http://deafdigest.com/trapped-burglar/

Bus Driving paradox – http://deafdigest.com/the-alabamageorgia-paradox/

Businessman, colorful – Lee Brody – http://deafdigest.com/lee-brody-deaf-entrepreneur/

Businessman & leader – Spears, Anson – http://deafdigest.com/anson-spear-deaf-man-of-many-hats/

Capital Hill Deafness resource person – http://deafdigest.com/capital-hill-deafness-resource-person/

Captioner, early movies – Romero, Emerson – http://deafdigest.com/emerson-romero-original-deaf-movie-captioner/

Captioned glasses or captioning devices – http://deafdigest.com/captioned-glasses-or-captioning-device/

Captioned news, earliest – http://deafdigest.com/earliest-captioned-news/

Captioning devices, hated – http://deafdigest.com/hated-captioning-devices/

Captions hero – http://deafdigest.com/julius-barnathan-deaf-tv-captions-unsung-hero/

Captions pioneer Malcolm Norwood – http://deafdigest.com/malcolm-norwood-deserves-credit-for-captions/

Captions, turning it on – http://deafdigest.com/turning-on-captions/

Captions, word captioned five different ways – http://deafdigest.com/word-captioned-five-different-ways/

Car battery and the deaf – http://deafdigest.com/car-battery-and-the-deaf/

Case Manager – http://deafdigest.com/case-manager-for-deaf/

Certified Deaf Interpreters hate these questions – http://deafdigest.com/few-questions-cdi-terps-hate/

Certified Deaf Interpreters, few facts – http://deafdigest.com/few-facts-about-certified-deaf-interpreters/

Chef, deaf, chopped – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-chef-chopped/

Chef, deaf, government palace – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-chef-government-first-family-palace/

Chess, dangerous activity – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-chess-dangerous-activity/

CIA – deaf officer – http://deafdigest.com/cia-officer-deaf/

Civil War, deaf fact or myth – http://deafdigest.com/civil-war-deaf-fact-or-myth/

Civil War and the deaf – http://deafdigest.com/civil-war-and-the-deaf/

Clarke School, unbelievable incident – http://deafdigest.com/unbelievable-incident-at-clarke-school/

Classified ads, Beadell, William – http://deafdigest.com/first-newspaper-classified-ads-created-by-deaf-man/

Clock tower, deaf repairman – http://deafdigest.com/repairing-small-town-clock-tower/

Clueless medical clinic staff – http://deafdigest.com/clueless-medical-clinic-staff/

Coast Guard Auxiliary – http://deafdigest.com/coast-guard-auxiliary/

Cocktail, invented by deaf bartender – http://deafdigest.com/popular-drink-invented-by-deaf/

Codas that fake deafness – http://deafdigest.com/codas-that-fake-being-deaf/

Coffee chain, hiring the deaf – http://35.182.75.222/growth-of-deaf-starbucks/

College named after deaf person – Barnard, Frederick – http://deafdigest.com/college-named-after-a-deaf-person/

Comic book big mystery – http://deafdigest.com/henry-comics-big-mystery/

Comic book, deaf-produced – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-comic-book/

Comment, worst about deaf – http://deafdigest.com/worst-comment-about-deaf/

Communication, notes or interpreters – http://deafdigest.com/notes-or-interpreters/

Construction company, deaf owner – http://deafdigest.com/construction-company-deaf-owner/

Contract bridge rules revolutionized by deaf player –http://deafdigest.com/deaf-bridge-player-revolutionized-contract-bridge/

Contradiction – Deaf Father and Hearing Son – http://deafdigest.com/the-booth-contradiction-in-deaf-community/

Corporation CEO & Chairperson – Grove, Andrew, Intel Corp – http://deafdigest.com/andrew-grove-deaf-ceo-intel

Corporation president – Charles Percy – http://deafdigest.com/charles-percy-deaf-fortune-500-ceo/

Correspondence courses – http://deafdigest.com/students-unaware-teacher-was-deaf/

Cosmetics, deaf woman involved – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-woman-in-cosmetics/

Counterfeiter, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-counterfeiter/

Cousins, deaf surprise – http://deafdigest.com/surprise-deaf-cousins/

Cowboy-type posse, member of – http://deafdigest.com/lyle-olsen-deaf-member-of-posse/

Craters named after deaf – http://deafdigest.com/moon-craters-named-after-deaf/

Criminals – http://deafdigest.com/better-deaf-or-better-criminal/

Cruise ships, worst for deaf – http://deafdigest.com/worst-cruise-ships-for-deaf/

Crook, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-swindler-almost-became-rich/

CSUN deaf enrollment – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-enrollment-at-csun/

Customer service representative, face to face – http://deafdigest.com/customer-service-representative-face-to-face/

Dancing with the Stars, a fact – http://deafdigest.com/fact-about-dancing-with-stars/

Deaflympics Gold medals (10) stolen – http://deafdigest.com/deaflympics-theft-of-ten-gold-medals/

Deaf Aliens – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-alien-territories/

Deaf bill, fear – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-bill-fear-by-legislators/

Deaf community, redlining – http://deafdigest.com/redlining-a-deaf-community/

Deaf criminals, unlucky – http://deafdigest.com/unlucky-deaf-criminals/

Deaf Culture disagreement – Stewart, Larry –http://deafdigest.com/deaf-culture-disagreement-by-larry-stewart/

Deaf device, illegally helping hearing – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-device-illegally-helping-hearing/

Deaf diplomat, discrimination – http://deafdigest.com/discrimination-against-deaf-diplomat/

Deaf fighting deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-fighting-deaf/

deaf-friendly factory –http://deafdigest.com/deaf-friendly-factory/

Deaf Hire, strangest – Murray, Bill – http://deafdigest.com/comedian-bill-murray-deaf-hire/

Deaf hotelier – things about Wirth we didn’t know about – http://deafdigest. com/things-about-wirth-we-didnt-know-about/

Deaf House by Bernie Brown – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house/

Deaf House perfection – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-architect-and-perfect-deaf-house/

Deaf, invisible – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-invisible/

Deaf House with warrant – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house-with-police-warrant/

Deaf Jobs hard to fill – http://deafdigest.com/hard-to-fill-deaf-jobs/

Deaf Mass Protest, first – http://deafdigest.com/first-mass-deaf-protest/

Deaf Monkey comment – http://deafdigest.com/latham-breunig-unfortunate-deaf-monkey-comment/

Deaf organizations, paralyzed – http://deafdigest.com/paralyzed-deaf-organizations/

Deaf people – true or false – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-people-true-or-false/

Deaf prisoner and parole issues – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-prisoner-and-parole-issues/

Deaf school closed up quickly – http://deafdigest.com/school-for-the-deaf-closed-up-quickly/

Deafness, disability or culture – http://deafdigest.com/deafness-disability-or-culture/

Deafness, faked – http://deafdigest.com/faked-deafness/

Delegate, deaf, Maryland House of Delegates – http://deafdigest.com/judy-toth-maryland-deaf-delegate/

Dental Association, state president – http://deafdigest.com/george-andree-deaf-dentist-state-dental-assoc-president/

Dentist, Philadelphia contacts – http://deafdigest.com/hearing-friends-in-philadelphia-helped-a-deaf-man/

Devices for deaf, all burnt out – http://deafdigest.com/all-deaf-devices-burnt-out/

Diplomat, Foreign Service, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/joseph-wiedenmayer-deaf-foreign-service-diplomat/

Discrimination examples – http://deafdigest.com/examples-of-deaf-discrimination/

Discrimination law suits, short or lengthy – http://deafdigest.com/short-or-lengthy-lawsuits/

Dishwasher, deaf genius – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-genius-as-dishwasher/

Doctor, deaf – shock – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-doctor-shock/

Doctor, different communications – http://deafdigest.com/doctor-different-way-to-communicate-with-deaf-patient/

Documents cover, deaf design – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-documents-for-hearing-legislato

Dog, fooling his deaf master – http://deafdigest.com/dog-fools-his-master/

Dog walker, decision – http://deafdigest.com/dog-meets-another-dog/

Dummy Hoy, closed his shop – http://deafdigest.com/dummy-hoy-closed-his-shop/

Early intervention mess – http://deafdigest.com/early-deafness-intervention-messy/

EEOC priority – http://deafdigest.com/eeoc-priority-with-deaf-cases/

Economist, labor – Schowe, Ben – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-labor-economist-ben-schowe/

Edison’s 400 lightbulbs – http://deafdigest.com/the-edison-400-lightbulbs/

Education, deaf grand slam – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-education-grand-slam/

Elected deaf officials – http://deafdigest.com/elected-deaf-officials/

Embarrassment, British – http://deafdigest.com/british-embarrassment/

Employee, new hearing – http://deafdigest.com/new-hearing-employee/

Employee, obnoxious hearing – http://deafdigest.com/obnoxious-hearing-employee-dealing-with-deaf/

Employer can ask and cannot ask – http://deafdigest.com/can-ask-cannot-ask/

Employment barriers – http://deafdigest.com/barriers-in-deaf-employment/

Employment challenges – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-hiring-the-deaf/

Employment diversity – http://deafdigest.com/employment-diversity/

Employment, high for deaf in one past field – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-high-employment-in-past-field/

Employment seeking –http://deafdigest.com/advice-on-job-seeking/

Engineering helping the deaf – http://deafdigest.com/engineering-marvels-helping-the-deaf/

Entertainer’s secrets – http://deafdigest.com/secrets-of-successful-deaf-entertainer/

Eugenics – http://deafdigest.com/japanese-eugenics-and-the-deaf/

Eugenicist, anti-deaf – http://deafdigest.com/anti-deaf-eugenicist/

Excavation, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-excavation/

Facts, deaf children – http://deafdigest.com/facts-about-deaf-children/

Facts, deaf – impossible; http://deafdigest.com/impossible-deaf-facts/

family feud – http://deafdigest.com/family-feud-over-ordinary-deaf-woman/

Fast food order – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ordering-fast-food/

Federal agencies, discrimination complaints – http://deafdigest.com/agencies-acting-on-complaints/

Filmmaker in early years, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/ernest-marshall-famous-deaf-filmmaker/

Films, deafness themes – http://deafdigest.com/movies-with-deaf-themes/

Fire chief, deaf – Kite, Mark – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-chief-small-town-fire-department/

Flashing relay call – http://deafdigest.com/waiting-for-call-for-nothing/

Football, Queen Elizabeth lipreading – http://deafdigest.com/queen-elizabeth-lipreading/

Functionally hearing – http://deafdigest.com/functionally-hearing/

Fund raising letter sent to deaf person – http://deafdigest.com/mr-and-mrs-deaf/

Fundraising, unusual way – http://deafdigest.com/fund-raising-unusual-way/

Funeral home operations, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-funeral-home-operations/

Gallaudet Special Train – http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-trains/

Gallaudet trustee – Laurel Glass – http://deafdigest.com/laurel-glass-past-gallaudet-trustee/

Gambling and the deaf – http://deafdigest.com/gambling-and-the-deaf/

Gas delivery company, deaf owned – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-owned-gas-delivery-company/

Genes, hearing in a deaf family – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-family-with-hearing-genes/

Gesture misunderstandings – http://deafdigest.com/subtle-gesture-misunderstandings-in-hotel/

Gestures, hearing people not understand – http://deafdigest.com/hearing-confused-by-gestures/

Girl Scouts, deaf founder – http://deafdigest.com/founder-of-girls-scouts/

Golf balls, lost – http://deafdigest.com/lost-golf-balls/

Golf country club course deaf superintendent – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-superintendent-country-club-golf-course/

Goodyear Tire factory – http://deafdigest.com/goodyear-tire-factory-and-the-deaf/

Greeting cards company, deaf designer – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-designer-greeting-cards/

Handcuffed deaf man – http://deafdigest.com/handcuffed-deaf-man/

Hard of hearing person, defining – http://deafdigest.com/defining-a-hard-of-hearing-person/

Hate – http://deafdigest.com/things-deaf-people-hate/

Health-no-interpreter – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-no-interpreter-may-cause-health-issues/

Hearing aid battery and the deaf – http://deafdigest.com/hearing-aid-battery-and-the-deaf/

Hearing aid bribe – http://deafdigest.com/hearing-aid-bribe/

Hearing aid or CI – http://deafdigest.com/hearing-aid-or-ci/

Hearing aid high costs – http://deafdigest.com/hearing-aid-high-costs/

Hearing aid, real cost – http://deafdigest.com/real-cost-of-hearing-aid/

Hearing aids and medicare – http://deafdigest.com/hearing-aids-and-medicare/

Hearing need captions – http://deafdigest.com/hearing-need-captions/

Hearing screening, deaf babies – http://deafdigest.com/one-three-six-rule-with-deaf-babies/

Hearing world, depending on lipreading – http://deafdigest.com/not-belonging-and-isolated/

Heavy equipment operator – http://deafdigest.com/heavy-equipment-operator/

Highways, noisy – http://deafdigest.com/living-next-to-noisy-highways/

History, big deaf role – http://deafdigest.com/big-deaf-role-in-history/

Hog farmer, deaf woman – http://deafdigest.com/ruby-rader-deaf-hogs-farmer/

Hollywood fakery and the deaf – http://deafdigest.com/hollywood-fakery-and-the-deaf/

Horror tales – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-horror-tales/

Hotel engineer, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/robby-norton-deaf-hotel-engineer/

Hotel owner, Rome, best hotel in world – http://deafdigest.com/roberto-wirth-deaf-owner-of-rome-hotel/

House hunting – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house-hunting/

Hypnotism, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-being-hypnotized/

Ice Cream truck vendor, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/ice-cream-truck-vendor-was-deaf/

India royal family, deaf member – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-member-of-india-royal-family

Insults, deaf and hearing – http://deafdigest.com/insults/

Insurance companies, past discrimination – http://deafdigest.com/insurance-companies-discrimination-against-deaf/

Insurance executive -Van Nevel, Al – http://deafdigest.com/al-van-nevel-unusual-deaf-insurance-executive/

International incident by deaf – http://deafdigest.com/international-deaf-incident/

Internet pioneer was deaf – http://deafdigest.com/internet-pioneer-was-deaf/

Internet service provider, deaf-owned –  http://deafdigest.com/jamie-clark-deaf-internet-service-provider/

Interpreter and the deaf – http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-and-the-interpreter/

Interpreter, future that we hate – http://deafdigest.com/future-interpreter-we-hate/

Interpreter ground rules – http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-ground-rules/

Interpreter, not allowed to do something – http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-not-allowed-to-do-something/

Interpreter, unavailable at sales presentation – http://deafdigest.com/challenged-at-sales-presentation/

Interpreter in court room – http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-in-court-room/

Interpreters in rural areas – http://deafdigest.com/interpreters-in-rural-areas/

Interpreters refused for non-americans – http://deafdigest.com/interpreters-refused-for-deaf-non-americans/

Interpreters, theatrical objections – http://deafdigest.com/objections-to-theater-interpreters/

Interpreters, small towns – http://deafdigest.com/interpreters-from-small-towns/

Interpreting challenges – http://deafdigest.com/interpreting-challenges/

Interpreting issue, sticky – http://deafdigest.com/sticky-interpreting-issue/

Interpreting horror stories – http://deafdigest.com/interpreting-issues-horror-stories/

Inventor helping the deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-inventor/

issues important to deaf – http://deafdigest.com/equal-deaf-rights/

Issues, college disability support services – http://deafdigest.com/issues-in-hearing-college-support-services/

Jailed despite court dismissal – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-man-in-jail-for-two-years-despite-court-dismissal/

Job, dream for deaf – http://deafdigest.com/dream-job-for-deaf/

Job, toughest in India – http://deafdigest.com/toughest-job-in-india/

Job, unusual for Deaf King – http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-king-alfonso/

Jobs, easier for deaf to get – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-easier-to-get-jobs/

Jobs, hard to get – http://deafdigest.com/hard-to-get-jobs/

Jobs, important, that deaf don’t apply – http://deafdigest.com/many-deaf-dont-apply-for-important-deaf-jobs/

Judges, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/judges-that-were-deaf/

Jury, Japanese contradiction – http://deafdigest.com/japanese-contradiction/

Knowing more – http://deafdigest.com/to-know-more/

Language rights, deaf children – http://35.182.75.222/language-rights-deaf-children/

Laura Bridgman, deaf-blind – http://deafdigest.com/laura-bridgman-deaf-blind-woman/

Law – California Free TTY law – http://35.182.75.222/california-free-deaf-tty-bill/

Law Clinic, cancelled – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-law-clinic-cancelled/

Legal issues in courtroom – http://deafdigest.com/understanding-legal-courtroom-issues/

Legislative insider advice on deaf bills – http://deafdigest.com/insider-advice-on-deaf-bills/

Legislative bill amended too many times – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-bill-amended-too-many-times/

Legislative procedures, strange regarding deaf – http://deafdigest.com/strange-legislative-procedures-in-maryland/

Legislative tricks for deaf bills – http://deafdigest.com/tricks-to-get-deaf-bill-passed/

Library fingerprinting – http://deafdigest.com/must-be-fingerprinted-to-read-deaf-publications/

Licking party – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-licking-party/

Lifeguard, Colombo, Leroy – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-lifeguard-that-saved-lives-for-40-years/

Lipreading device – http://deafdigest.com/lipreading-device/

Little Paper Family – http://deafdigest.com/little-paper-family/

Logistics account executive – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-person-in-logistics-field/

Make-Up deaf artist in entertainment industry – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-make-up-artist-in-entertainment-world/

Manager, fast food restaurant – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-manager-fast-food-restaurant/

Marlee Matlin, writer was wrong – http://deafdigest.com/wrong-about-marlee-matlin/

Martha’s Vineyard timeline – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-village-time-line/

McCay Vernon, remembering him – http://deafdigest.com/remembering-mccay-vernon/

Meatpacking break-room talks led to csd – http://deafdigest.com/meatpacking-break-room-talk-led-to-csd/

Medicare vs Medicaid – http://deafdigest.com/medicare-vs-medicaid/

Medical doctors that are deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-medical-doctors/

Medical researcher – deaf, Sharpless, Nansie – http://deafdigest.com/nansie-sharpless-deaf-medical-researcher/

Medical School instructor, Ballantyne, Donald – http://deafdigest.com/donald-ballantyne-deaf-teacher-of-future-doctors/

Medical school instructor, Robert Simmons – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-instructor-in-medical-school/

Men’s Health Magazine – http://deafdigest.com/mens-health-magazine-omission/

Mental Health psychologist – Brauer, Barbara – http://deafdigest.com/barbara-brauer-deaf-mental-health-pioneer/

Microchip, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-micro-chip/

Mistake and insult – http://deafdigest.com/mistake-and-insult/

Mocking the deaf, reasons – http://deafdigest.com/reasons-for-mocking-the-deaf/

Model – Norton, Audree – http://deafdigest.com/audree-norton-deaf-pioneering-tv-model/

Movie consultants, wasted money – http://deafdigest.com/hiring-a-consultant-in-a-movie-for-nothing/

Movie, possible painful memories – http://deafdigest.com/movie-bringing-painful-memories-for-some/

Movies, accents – http://deafdigest.com/accents-in-movies/

Movies, best with deaf characters – http://deafdigest.com/best-deaf-drama-movies/

Movies, downloading captioned or non-captioned – http://deafdigest.com/downloading-non-captioned-movies/

Movies, Oscar for deaf – http://deafdigest.com/movies-first-oscar-for-deaf-role/

Music, invisible – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-and-invisible-music/

Music percussionist – Glennie, Evelyn – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-percussionist-music-eve-glennie/

Myths, deafness – http://deafdigest.com/dangerous-deafness-myths/

NAD Conference embarrassment – http://deafdigest.com/nad-conference-embarrassment/

NASA  and the CI – http://deafdigest.com/nasa-and-the-ci/

NASA deaf experiment – http://deafdigest.com/nasa-deaf-experiment/

National Association of the Deaf, Branch Office – http://deafdigest.com/national-association-of-the-deaf-branch-office/

National Leadership Training Program at CSUN – http://deafdigest.com/national-leadership-program-at-csun/

National pageant winner – Whitestone, Heather – http://35.182.75.222/controversy-with-a-deaf-winner-of-national-pageant/

Native American sign language – http://deafdigest.com/native-american-sign-language/

Obama, deaf women under him – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-people-under-obama/

Oil fields job – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-oil-fields-job/

One story, two national honors – http://deafdigest.com/one-story-two-national-honors/

Open captioned movies difficulties – http://deafdigest.com/difficulty-with-open-captioned-movies/

Optometrist, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-optometrist/

Oral school, comparing past histories – http://deafdigest.com/comparing-past-oral-stories/

Oral talking machine – http://deafdigest.com/oral-talking-machine/

Oscar top moments, ignoring the deaf – http://deafdigest.com/oscar-top-moments-list-ignoring-deaf/

Pageant act without music – http://deafdigest.com/pageant-act-without-music/

Parole board discrimination – http://deafdigest.com/discrimination-by-california-parole-board/

Patents office, deaf employee role – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-employee-in-patents-helped-win-patent/

Pathologist, Pachiarz, Judith – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pathologist-judith-pachiarz/

Pepsi, Super Bowl – http://deafdigest.com/pepsi-and-super-bowl/

Pharmacy perfect for deaf – http://deafdigest.com/pharmacy-perfect-for-deaf/

Photographer, many magazine credits – http://deafdigest.com/michael-pimentel-deaf-sports-photographer/

Physician, deaf and frustrated – http://deafdigest.com/frustrated-deaf-physician/

Physician snap decisions – http://deafdigest.com/these-physician-snap-decisions/

Pigeons, homing – deaf racer – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-racer-homing-pigeons/

Pilot, deaf female pioneer – http://deafdigest.com/nellie-wilhitte-pioneering-deaf-female-pilot/

Pilots, deaf airplane and helicopter – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pilots-airplanes-helicopters/

Pizza chain thanks Gallaudet – http://deafdigest.com/pizza-chain-thanks-gallaudet/

Plants, named after deaf woman – http://deafdigest.com/plants-named-after-deaf-woman/

Poker, best deaf player – http://deafdigest.com/best-deaf-poker-player/

Police advice – http://deafdigest.com/police-advice/

Political arrest of deaf man – http://deafdigest.com/confusing-political-arrest-of-deaf-man/

Prisoner won a request – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-prisoner-won-a-request/

Probation officer, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-probation-officer/

Police Officer, deaf, only one to die in line of duty – http://deafdigest.com/only-known-deaf-police-officer-killed-in-line-of-duty/

Portland, interpreter brutality – http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-brutality-in-portland/

Postmaster, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/henry-whitney-deaf-postmaster/

Presidents past links with the deaf – http://deafdigest.com/usa-presidents-link-with-the-deaf/

Printer, state official – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-superintendent-of-kentucky-public-printing/

Prison officer, friend of deaf, lost his job – http://deafdigest.com/friend-of-deaf-lost-his-job/

Prosecutor, federal – Pravda, Doug – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-federal-prosecutor/

Professor, honest or insulting – http://deafdigest.com/honest-or-insulting-professor/

Public Law wording, a joke – http://35.182.75.222/joke-wording-in-pl-94-142/

Rancher, pioneering deaf – http://deafdigest.com/pioneering-deaf-rancher/

Reality-tv-show-deaf-participant – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-survivor-among-tv-reality-series-participants/

Recreation Center, named after deaf person – http://deafdigest.com/recreation-center-named-after-deaf-person/

Relay call hangups – http://deafdigest.com/hung-up-on-six-relay-calls/

Relay operators, switched – http://deafdigest.com/relay-operators-that-switch/

Royal families, deaf members – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-members-of-european-royal-families/

Russian tour by Big Four – http://deafdigest.com/big-four-tour-of-russia/

School for deaf – http://deafdigest.com/miraculous-recovery-of-deaf-school/

Schools, military training in deaf schools – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-schools-military-training/

Scientist, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-scientist-forced-change-in-conference-presentations/

Scientists, deaf female –http://deafdigest.com/our-deaf-female-scientists/

Seventeenth century deaf- http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-seventeenth-century/

Shop talk – http://deafdigest.com/shop-talk-we-hate/

Shoulder tap – http://deafdigest.com/shoulder-tap/

Shoulder tap, almost violent fight – http://deafdigest.com/almost-violent-shoulder-tap/

Sign Language, put to death and revived – http://deafdigest.com/reviving-dead-sign-language/

Sign language, international – http://deafdigest.com/international-sign-language/

Sign Language skills levels – http://deafdigest.com/eleven-levels-of-deaf-sign-language-skills/

Smart911 and deaf – http://deafdigest.com/smart911-deaf/

Smiley inventor – Yasushi, Wakabayashi – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-person-inventing-a-smiley/

Social network in small towns – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-social-network-in-small-towns/

Spinal Meningitis in the past – http://deafdigest.com/spinal-meningitis-in-the-past/

SSDI facts – http://deafdigest.com/ssdi-facts/

SSDI more facts – http://deafdigest.com/about-getting-ssdi/

Statistician, without computers – http://deafdigest.com/wilson-grabill-leading-deaf-census-statistician/

Steamboat trip, wasted – http://deafdigest.com/wasted-steamboat-trip/

Story has two sides – http://deafdigest.com/two-sides-to-a-story/

Street, named after non-famous deaf person –http://deafdigest.com/street-named-after-non-famous-deaf-person/

Street performer, deaf –  http://deafdigest.com/street-performer-was-deaf/

Students, bored with Deaf Education – http://deafdigest.com/bored-students-of-deaf-education-classes/

Supreme Court and Deaf Education – http://deafdigest.com/supreme-court-and-deaf-education/

Supreme Court cases interpreters – http://deafdigest.com/supreme-court-cases-interpreters/

Surgeon, deaf in Spain – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-surgeon-in-spain/

Surgery, hearing loss – http://deafdigest.com/types-of-hearing-loss-surgeries/

Teasing deaf person, big mistake – http://deafdigest.com/mistake-to-tease-the-deaf/

Theatrical plays, tips – http://deafdigest.com/tips-for-great-asl-plays/

Things to hate – http://deafdigest.com/five-things-deaf-people-hate/

Ticket windows, deaf sellers –http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ticket-sellers-at-soccer-stadium/

Titanic deaf connection – http://deafdigest.com/titanic-deaf-connection/

Titanic – only deaf passenger – http://deafdigest.com/only-deaf-passenger/

Top Secret profession, deaf employee – http://deafdigest.com/top-secret-profession-deaf-employee/

Towels with different colors – http://deafdigest.com/different-towels-with-different-colors/

Trade tricks by deaf newspaper reporter – http://deafdigest.com/tricks-by-deaf-newspaper-reporter/

Trading floor, investments, deaf man – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-man-on-investments-trading-floor/

Traffic stop at night – http://deafdigest.com/traffic-stop-todo-list/

Travel tour, special for deaf – http://deafdigest.com/special-deaf-travel-tour/

Truck driving, advocate, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/william-woods-advocate-of-deaf-truckers/

Truck driving, deafness comments – http://deafdigest.com/comments-about-deafness-from-truck-driving-school-instructor/

Turning down big business deal – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-businessman-turns-down-radio-shack-deal/

Turnovers, deaf vs hearing – http://deafdigest.com/turnovers-deaf-vs-hearing/

TV cable company, deaf-owned – http://deafdigest.com/vives-cable-company/

TV longest continuing deaf host – http://deafdigest.com/longest-continuing-deaf-host/

TV newscaster – http://deafdigest.com/tv-newscaster-deaf-but-functions-as-hearing/

TV open captions –http://deafdigest.com/first-open-captions-on-tv-series/

TV program, first with leading deaf character – http://deafdigest.com/first-tv-program-with-leading-deaf-character/

TV, risk by killing off deaf characters played by deaf actors – http://deafdigest.com/tv-death-of-deaf-characters-played-by-deaf-actors/

University golden eras – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-golden-era-2/

Upholsterers, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-upholsterers/

Veterinary student kicked out – http://deafdigest.com/kansas-state-university-kicking-out-deaf-veterinary-student/

Video relay abuse – http://deafdigest.com/video-relay-abuse-by-hearing/

Videos, bad captions – http://deafdigest.com/some-videos-have-bad-captions/

Visual displays – http://deafdigest.com/visual-displays-not-always-perfect/

Voice relay calls, avoiding – http://deafdigest.com/hearing-people-avoiding-voice-relay-calls/

W letter challenge – http://deafdigest.com/w-letter-challenge/

Waiter, deaf was best – http://deafdigest.com/best-waiter-was-deaf/ 

Wal-mart, deaf opportunities – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-opportunities-at-walmart/

Wheel of Fortune – http://deafdigest.com/wheel-of-fortune/

World traveler, deaf – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-world-traveler/

World War I – deaf role – http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-during-first-world-war/

World War I, deaf volunteers – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-world-war-i-volunteers/

World War II, deaf lieutenant – http://deafdigest.com/deaf-lieutenant-world-war-ii/

Wrong gifts for deaf – http://deafdigest.com/wrong-gifts-for-deaf/

Zoo, deaf owners – http://deafdigest.com/zoo-deaf-owners/

 

DeafDigest – 13 March 2016

DeafDigest Blue – March 13, 2016

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http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lazy-deaf-firefighter/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scared-at-car-inspection/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-bumper-to-bumper-traffic/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-tax/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/future-hearing-aid/

not a joke, it was written up in a hearing aid magazine

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Top stories about the deaf:

A hospital care advocate said that when deaf people
are discharged from hospitals, they are not advised
on how to take care of themselves at home. They
are still not advised even when an interpreter
is around!

Stung by a series of no-interpreter lawsuits, the
New York City Police Department is now reaching
out to the leaders of the deaf community, led by
a newly hired deaf staffer.

The New Jersey Deaf Senior Housing is coming up
with a plan for a 20 million dollar deaf senior citizens residential building.

At Perry Hall, a town near Baltimore, a new
park playgrounds is being built. For deaf
children with CI, the old slide has been
thrown out in favor of a better slide.
Reason was that with some CI children
the older slide created fiction that
harmed their CI ears! The new slide
will not.

Few years ago a group of deaf people
in New York City was angry when the
mayor wanted to remove emergency fire
alarm boxes because it is obsolete.
The judge ruled in favor of the deaf.
And now this – there is a proposal for
new technology – wifi alarm boxes that
deaf people could dial 911 in case of
fires. Will it work?

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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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BUMPER TO BUMPER TRAFFIC NOT BOTHER SOME HEARING PEOPLE
Hearing people not bothered by bumper to bumper
traffic? They talk on cell phones, listen to radio
music, etc.
Deaf drivers are stuck!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-bumper-to-bumper-traffic/

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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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MOVIE JOKE IS NOT FUNNY
In one movie, a group of minority people
complained about “work tax” which is a funny
and sarcastic comment.
It means minority must work twice as
hard to win pay raises and job promotions.
We have had this “deaf tax” for many
years. Lazy hearing people get promoted.
Lazy deaf people do not get promoted!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-tax/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

where is your deaf friend? I saw you interpret for him
last week.

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Although broadcast captioners and CART captioners use steno machines that have computers built in to record their steno strokes, they also send these steno strokes to a laptop or desktop computer that translates the steno strokes into text. These captioners have their computer dictionaries loaded in special software programs on their laptop or desktop computers.
Many of the steno machines nowadays offer a small screen where the captioner can see translations of the steno notes, but as far as getting those steno strokes into a form that can be sent to an encoder or displayed on a CART screen, a laptop or desktop computer is generally necessary.

There are special software programs that hold “dictionaries” that the captioners have created that tell the computer how to translate each steno stroke that is written. These programs are loaded on the laptop or desktop computer, and the steno machine is hooked up either via a cable or wirelessly to communicate with that computer.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

not always able to read the body language of
deaf-hostile and deaf-averse hearing people!

They’re pretty much good about hiding their
anti-deaf thoughts.

(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

Immigration law allows deaf business owners from
other nations to relocate to USA with a quick
green card status if they can provide at least
ten Americans with full time jobs in their newly-
relocated businesses.

DeafDigest does not think if we ever had foreign
deaf business people taking advantage of that
USA green card opportunities!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Channel 12 which covers Greater Cincinnati and Northern
Kentucky said that, for financial reasons, they are
cutting back on captioned news.
They also said captions will continue if sponsors are
willing to pay for it.
Bottom line is – will sponsors pay for it? Passing
the buck on TV-related expenses is a way of life in
the TV industry.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The medical needs of the deaf people in the Frederick,
MD area would be enhanced if just one physician would
hire Marissa Clopper, a deaf woman, as the physician
assistant. She has all the qualifications necessary
to become a qualified physician assistant. According
to a newspaper story, she has asked physicians’
offices in the Frederick area but they are not hiring
anyone.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

The Conservatives are a major political party
in Great Britain, the same as with the
Liberal Democrats. Both groups are rivals
(same as our Democrats and Republicans). A deaf person belongs to the Liberal Democrats
group, but which has no deaf support group.
Rival Conservatives has a deaf support group.
He hates the Conservatives but is stuck –
to stay with a political group that he loves
but which has no deaf group or to join
the hated Liberal Democrats group which has
a deaf group! Which? Which? What to do???

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 13 March 2016

DeafDigest Gold – March 13, 2016

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

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

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Old Fogey

Fogeys – Deaf Eugenics Experiment

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-deaf-eugenics-experiment/

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-undercover-boss/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http:/deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-credit-card-activation/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-deaf-cousins/

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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:

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

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-silent-news

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Top stories about the deaf:

Gallaudet is working with Ohlone College (California)
on setting up opportunities for students wanting
to become interpeters. See the picture with
president Cordano affixing her signature to the
agreement at:

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-ohlone-presidents-signing-interpreter-training-agreement/

Years ago we had many deaf people trained as
uphosterers. This vocational course was popular
at schools for the deaf. Times have changed.
Upholstery is a dying industry. There was a
story of Timothy Michael Rommelfanger, a deaf
man, that passed away recently. He earned
a living for many years as an upholsterer.

Samsung Malaysia Electronics has established
a sign language customer service representative
program to communicate with deaf customers.

A “noisy” 3-day Deaf Musical Festival planned in
Great Britain is not taking place. The local
authorities have blocked the group’s permit
application – because the event would be too
noisy and raise complaints from hearing
neighbors.

The nasty struggle among Illinois legislators
over the state budget may force the deaf program
to be shut down at the John A Logan College.

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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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visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

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2016 37th World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference

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
top ten hotels in the city! Hundreds of hours of seminars are
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FRUSTRATION WITH CREDIT CARD ACTIVATION
Many of us get new credit cards by mail. Most
ask you to log-in online to have it activated.
Sometimes log-in does not work, and the screen
asks you to call their 800 number.
Should you do it? Or forget it? It is always
frustrating when you use the relay service and the
customer service person does not believe that you
are deaf and think you are scamming them.

http:/deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-credit-card-activation/

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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:

In Maryland, if you utter certain words of choice
(in anger) in front of a police officer, you are subject
to a fine of 25 cents per word.
Well, this law leads to an interesting debate – how many
words would be counted in a rapid-fire ASL gesture? Is it
just one word or maybe ten words if this angry ASL gesture
is interpreted word for word by an interpreter working for the
police department?

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REMODEL YOUR OUTDATED BATHROOM, KITCHEN OR UNFINISHED BASEMENT?

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

Surdus Remodeling won Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2012 and 2013.

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BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT OTHER DEAF PEOPLE
Many deaf people have so many deaf cousins that
they can’t remember which cousin is with which
mother and father, etc.
A deaf friend was saying bad things about
another deaf person. His friend told him that
this deaf person is his very distant cousin,
but could not remember if it was 4th or 5th or
6th cousin, etc!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-deaf-cousins/

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Deaf organizations

Greater Bridgeport Deaf Club

http://deafdigest.com/greater-bridgeport-deaf-club/

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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

Maggie Lee Sayre

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-deaf-maggie-lee-sayre/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— yoga instructor, with hearing clients

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

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. What happens if you send a 911-text message to
an emergency center that does not have the equipment?

A. The emergency message will bounce back to you!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Recently Vermont towns had their Town Meetings. I attended
my town’s meeting.

We gather on the first Tuesday of March each year to vote on the
town’s and school’s proposed budgets.

I was able to participate in the meeting and voice vote with my
town peers!

It was also a primary to vote for presidents. We all know that
polling places must be accessible.

Well, for me as a DeafBlind voter, I had to vote via my wife!
That is no privacy!

I don’t know who she voted for! No fair!

JP says “Wow! Two votes for my candidate!!”

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that hearing people stop stereotyping us – such
as oral deaf have perfect speech, all deaf people
use sign language, all deaf people can lipread, etc

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DeafHistory:

Year 2013 – just three years ago

Switched at Birth became the first TV sitcom to
feature deaf mainstreamed students with all of
their issues and dramas!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

26

Puducherry Deaf Society (India) did a hand count
of nations allowing the deaf to drive, and came
up with 26 nations that do not allow, India
included, the deaf to drive.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Todd Homas has been invited to walk-on the University
of Nebraska football team come 2016 football season

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever, women’s basketball

it probably will be her last season. She is engaged to be
married, and wants to raise a family.

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DeafSports Library:

Q. When Tamika Catchings retires, there will be no
more deaf women playing in WNBA?

A. There is another one – Emma Meesseman, Washington
Mystics. While she is deaf, she functions as a hearing
person – same as with Tamika Catchings!

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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 – 13 March 2016

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

DEAF WAITER MISTAKES
A deaf man was a successful waiter at a
restaurant in North Carolina for about
ten years.
While he was new, he made a mistake –
confused between chicken enchilades and
cheese enchilades – because it is difficult
to lipread between chicken and cheese.
Experience has helped him stop making
these chicken and cheese mistakes.

DeafDigest – 13 March 2016

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

At any deaf convention, it is interesting
to study Deaf Body Language. Every deaf leader
has his own body language that are different
from others.
Friendly, not friendly, sarcastic, cold,
warm, fake-friend, real friend, etc, etc.
These body languages tell it all even when
these leaders say nothing!

DeafDigest – 12 March 2016

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

MOVIE JOKE IS NOT FUNNY
In one movie, a group of minority people
complained about “work tax” which is a funny
and sarcastic comment.
It means minority must work twice as
hard to win pay raises and job promotions.
We have had this “deaf tax” for many
years. Lazy hearing people get promoted.
Lazy deaf people do not get promoted!

DeafDigest – 12 March 2016

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

BUMPER TO BUMPER TRAFFIC NOT BOTHER SOME HEARING PEOPLE
Hearing people not bothered by bumper to bumper
traffic? They talk on cell phones, listen to radio
music, etc.
Deaf drivers are stuck!

DeafDigest – 11 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 11, 2016

— a restaurant changes procedures for a deaf chef

Rohit Manek is a deaf chef with a restaurant in
Dubai. He started out at the bottom in 2010
before being moving up to his chef position.
The restaurant has changed its kitchen
procedures to make sure he knows what
is going on – gestures, body language
movements and tasks written on the board
iinstead of being shouted out. And when
Rohit sees something that is not right,
the staff immediately knows it. A picture
of this deaf chef is at:

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

 

— a police study report says deaf at risk

The Ruderman Family Foundation of Boston
issued a special report which says that the
disabled, and the deaf, are at higher risk
of getting into trouble with the police.
The report says:

Deaf people are also at risk because if
they can’t see a police officer speaking to
them, they can’t possibly respond. Police
officers don’t realize the person is deaf;
they just assume he is ignoring a direct
command.

Scary? Yes, especially when dealing with
hot-tempered, impatient police officers!

 

— watching a movie and blinking your eye

If a deaf person watches a movie and blinks
his eye then it is a risk. There was a movie
scene in “Copenhagen” where a leading
character, on an escape run, asked a senior
citizen for directions. The senior citizen
pointed to his ear to indicate his deafness.
This scene lasted maybe just two seconds.
So if you watched that movie and blinked your
eye, you may have missed the whole thing!

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

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DeafDigest – 10 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 10, 2016

— Deaf Abused Women Network partners with a national 911 network

The Deaf Abused Women Network has partnered with Smart911
network to increase protection for deaf women in need of
assistance. Smart911 is better than the regular 911 feature
and promises quicker assistance. For a picture, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/dawn-partners-with-smart-911/

 

 

— a partner promises to learn ASL

Peta Murgatroyd is partnering with Nyle DiMarco on
Dancing With the Stars. She has promised to learn
ASL to communicate with him. Who is she? Peta is
from New Zealand and is a professional dancer.
The big question – will Peta remember her ASL once
the Dancing With the Stars is over?

 

— major league baseball pushes for diversity

Major League Baseball is pushing for diversity.
To diverse is to include the deaf. We have had
deaf major league baseball players. Now what
about deaf executives in major league baseball?
There was one – Ben Wade, director of scouting
for Los Angeles Dodgers between the sixties
and eighties. While Wade was deaf and avoided
mingling with teammates as a major league
pitcher, this fact was not publicly known!
Anyway he was the only deaf executive in
major league baseball.

 

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

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

03/07/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 09 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 9, 2016

— deaf actress unhappy with captions

A leading deaf actress in Great Britain is Genevieve
Barr. Born deaf she performed on TV, movies and stage.
She supports captions 100 percent but is unhappy
with the positioning of it on the stage. Deaf people
find it difficult to watch captions and the acting
at the same time. And surprise – many hearing
people are so fascinated with captions that they
ignore the acting! A picture of her is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-actress-not-happy-with-captions/

 

 

— a hearing cop shouting at a deaf driver

A cop turned on his lights to stop a deaf driver
from speeding. The deaf driver stopped his car.
The cop, still angry, shouted at the driver
to move the car as it was blocking the driveway.
The car didn’t move. The cop walked to the deaf
driver to motion him to move the car. The
driver told him of his deafness. The cop said
he didn’t care if the driver was deaf, and
lectured how important it was to follow
instructions – and gave him a ticket.

 

 

— the better or the worst world

For years we have had hard of hearing
people complaining that they do not belong
to the deaf world nor of the hearing world.
A new twist is happening right now –
more CI kids are confused between these
two different worlds! The newspapers
are always saying that a CI makes a
hearing person out of a deaf child.
Not always that true.

 

 

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

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DeafDigest – 08 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 8, 2016

— a refusal with a deaf irony

A deaf man has filed a no-interpreter lawsuit against
a medical center in New Orleans. This is nothing new
since we read all about these new no-interpreter
lawsuits coming up almost every day from everywhere
in USA. But that New Orleans lawsuit has an irony.
It is that the deaf man needed an operation on his
hand that has been hurting him. Hands are very important
for the deaf because of sign language communications.
No hands, communications is impossible. So, no
interpreter for a hand operation is cruel! For a
picture, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-hand-importance/

 

— deaf waiter mistakes

Past DeafDigest ran a story on Noah Wimberly, a
successful deaf waiter, who worked for ten
years serving on tables. Did he make these
waiter mistakes? He said that while he was
new, he confused cheese enchilades with
chicken enchilades. He has since then learned
to know exactly what the patron wanted. Other
mistakes? Noah said just one or two during his
career as a waiter. Hearing waiters make more
mistakes than him!

 

— another deaf irony tale re deafblind

a deaf-blind advocate attended a community
meeting. He was with an interpreter and was
able to participate in community discussions
and issues. He was happy about it. But he was
unhappy about one other thing – he just voted
in the Presidential primary, and there was no
interpreter for him!

 

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

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

03/07/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 07 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 7, 2016

— responsible for beer revolution

Richard Emerson, who is deaf, is a well known beer
brewer in New Zealand. He didn’t like the way the
beers were brewed, so brewed beers his way, not
everyone else’s way. His methods encouraged other
brewers to make better beer. His deafness? His
mother had rubella when he was born. He functions
as a hearing person and does not know sign language.

A picture of this master beer brewer is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-master-beer-brewer/

 

— proposed law to ban “deaf and dumb”

Hank Vaupel, a legislator in Michigan, successfully
passed a bill in House to ban use of the words
“deaf and dumb” in state language. These obnoxious
words would be replaced by deaf, deafblind and
hard of hearing. It is not known if the Senate
and/or the governor has acted on this House bill.

 

 

 
— no captions on a popular social media site

Facebook is one of the world’s top social media
sites, but no captions? This is what one
advocate said. Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook
boss, not care about captions??

 
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DeafDigest – 06 March 2016

DeafDigest Gold – March 6, 2016

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Old Fogey

Fogeys – Deaf Eugenics Experiment

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-deaf-eugenics-experiment/

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

This week’s ASL Videos:
http:/deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-credit-card-activation/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-deaf-cousins/

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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
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-silent-news

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Top stories about the deaf:

Gallaudet is working with Ohlone College (California)
on setting up opportunities for students wanting
to become interpeters. See the picture with
president Cordano affixing her signature to the
agreement at:

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-ohlone-presidents-signing-interpreter-training-agreement/

Years ago we had many deaf people trained as
uphosterers. This vocational course was popular
at schools for the deaf. Times have changed.
Upholstery is a dying industry. There was a
story of Timothy Michael Rommelfanger, a deaf
man, that passed away recently. He earned
a living for many years as an upholsterer.

Samsung Malaysia Electronics has established
a sign language customer service representative
program to communicate with deaf customers.

A “noisy” 3-day Deaf Musical Festival planned in
Great Britain is not taking place. The local
authorities have blocked the group’s permit
application – because the event would be too
noisy and raise complaints from hearing
neighbors.

The nasty struggle among Illinois legislators
over the state budget may force the deaf program
to be shut down at the John A Logan College.

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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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FRUSTRATION WITH CREDIT CARD ACTIVATION
Many of us get new credit cards by mail. Most
ask you to log-in online to have it activated.
Sometimes log-in does not work, and the screen
asks you to call their 800 number.
Should you do it? Or forget it? It is always
frustrating when you use the relay service and the
customer service person does not believe that you
are deaf and think you are scamming them.

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YOU ARE DEAF AND ARE BREAKING THE LAW IF:

In Maryland, if you utter certain words of choice
(in anger) in front of a police officer, you are subject
to a fine of 25 cents per word.
Well, this law leads to an interesting debate – how many
words would be counted in a rapid-fire ASL gesture? Is it
just one word or maybe ten words if this angry ASL gesture
is interpreted word for word by an interpreter working for the
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BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT OTHER DEAF PEOPLE
Many deaf people have so many deaf cousins that
they can’t remember which cousin is with which
mother and father, etc.
A deaf friend was saying bad things about
another deaf person. His friend told him that
this deaf person is his very distant cousin,
but could not remember if it was 4th or 5th or
6th cousin, etc!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-deaf-cousins/

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Deaf organizations

Greater Bridgeport Deaf Club

http://deafdigest.com/greater-bridgeport-deaf-club/

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Deaf Book of the Week

Maggie Lee Sayre

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-deaf-maggie-lee-sayre/

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Deaf people can do anything

we have a deaf person who is/was a

— yoga instructor, with hearing clients

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

Q. What happens if you send a 911-text message to
an emergency center that does not have the equipment?

A. The emergency message will bounce back to you!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Recently Vermont towns had their Town Meetings.  I attended my town’s meeting.

We gather on the first Tuesday of March each year to vote on the town’s and school’s proposed budgets.

I was able to participate in the meeting and voice vote with my town peers!

It was also a primary to vote for presidents.  We all know that polling places must be accessible.

Well, for me as a DeafBlind voter, I had to vote via my wife!  That is no privacy!

I don’t know who she voted for!  No fair!

JP says “Wow! Two votes for my candidate!!”

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

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

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Deaf Wish List of the Week:

that hearing people stop stereotyping us – such
as oral deaf have perfect speech, all deaf people
use sign language, all deaf people can lipread, etc

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DeafHistory:

Year 2013 – just three years ago

Switched at Birth became the first TV sitcom to
feature deaf mainstreamed students with all of
their issues and dramas!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

26

Puducherry Deaf Society (India) did a hand count
of nations allowing the deaf to drive, and came
up with 26 nations that do not allow, India
included, the deaf to drive.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Todd Homas has been invited to walk-on the University
of Nebraska football team come 2016 football season

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever, women’s basketball

it probably will be her last season. She is engaged to be
married, and wants to raise a family.

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DeafSports Library:

Q. When Tamika Catchings retires, there will be no
more deaf women playing in WNBA?

A. There is another one – Emma Meesseman, Washington
Mystics. While she is deaf, she functions as a hearing
person – same as with Tamika Catchings!

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

something to make you laugh

http://deafdigest.com/lousy-deaf-asl-pin/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Police Scotland is working together with the Scottish Deaf community on teaching the deaf
on how to access the police in case of need.

There is a plan by the Ontario province to close
its schools for the deaf because of low enrollment
numbers. Yes, the Deaf Community is in an uproar.
And in fact, parents cannot enroll their children
as new students right now!

Alex Duguid, a deaf TV host on a British deaf news program, was given the honor by the Royal Television Society with the Outstanding Achievement award during
a ceremony.

Joseph Holmberg, who is deaf, and teaches ASL at
the Sam Houston State University in Texas, was
honored as the University Educator of the Year.

A group of attorneys are saying that most of the
ADA-related lawsuits have been generated by
rogue attorneys, seeking financial windfalls!

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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 LONG FIGHT FOR NOTHING
A deaf man wanted to be a volunteer firefighter
in his small town.
The firefighters did not want him because of
his deafness.
He fought them for a long time, and threatened
discrimination lawsuits.
The Volunteer Fire Department gave up and
hired him as a volunteer.
After few months, the deaf man quit! He
was lazy and did not want to run to fight
every fire in his small town!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/lazy-deaf-firefighter/

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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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LONG CAR INSPECTION LINES
A deaf driver in Washington, DC had to go
to the Automobile Inspection Station to have
his car inspected.
It is always confusing. Inspection workers
are always screaming and shouting at long
lines of cars, telling this car to move to
the left lane, and telling other car to move
to the right lane, etc.
It can be scary, and it is impossible
for the deaf driver to get out of his car
to tell the inspector he is deaf!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scared-at-car-inspection/

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a true story that took place in Australia – a school
principal, unsympathetic to the needs of the deaf, personally and physically blocked an assigned interpreter, from performing her classroom interpreting duty!

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Why are there going to be some mistakes in realtime captioning?
Some people do not understand that realtime captioning is actually being
done “live” as an event is taking place.  The captions are displayed
immediately, and there is no time to proofread or correct an error.

Imagine if you were typing along on a keyboard as fast as you could
type. Even if you are an excellent typist, there will be some
mistakes. Although captioners do not use QWERTY keyboards, they may
be writing on their steno machine keyboards at top speeds for extended periods
of time.

It is important that caption viewers learn how to distinguish between
good captioning and poor captioning. Even though there will always
be some mistakes in realtime captioning, caption viewers should not have to
settle for poor captioning. We must learn what an acceptable amount
of errors would be.

An occasional error in realtime captioning would be acceptable. When
there are many, many errors to the point that possibly you cannot even follow
what is going on, it is time to think about complaining to the television
station or programming distributor.

A PET PEEVE OF BEING DEAF

you chat with a hearing person. He does not listen
to what you have to say, but only listens to how
you pronounce these words.

(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 deaf woman has filed a lawsuit over a police
stop in New York City in 2013 as her request
for an interpreter was denied.

Why did she wait three years to file a lawsuit?

Good question!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

After 33 years at Halex House, the NAD will move out
and the new location in Silver Spring, MD will become a
Deaf Building, because it is where TDI and AADB is located.
Who knows – the Deaf Building could attract other
deaf-related organizations just like a magnet.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The buzz in the Deaf Sports Community everywhere
is that the future Deaflympics may be in jeopardy
because of funding issues in many of these member
nations. The nations’ Olympic Commissions do not
want to share their money with the deaf sporting
groups.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Deaf people have better memories? Yes, according to
a professor at speech-language pathology program at The University of Texas at El Paso. Is he saying
there is no such a thing as an absent-minded
deaf person?

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DeafDigest – 06 March 2016

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FRUSTRATION WITH CREDIT CARD ACTIVATION
Many of us get new credit cards by mail. Most
ask you to log-in online to have it activated.
Sometimes log-in does not work, and the screen
asks you to call their 800 number.
Should you do it? Or forget it? It is always
frustrating when you use the relay service and the
customer service person does not believe that you
are deaf and think you are scamming them.

DeafDigest – 04 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 4, 2016

— DeafSpace or DeafHouse

Lately there have been stories about DeafSpace,
where deaf people can see things around them –
with no barriers. It is very easy to forget
history – but DeafSpace is not really that
something new! Former deaf builder Bernie
Brown, now retired and living in Florida,
came up with the DeafHouse concept in
the eighties. He owned a house restoring
business, and had hired deaf employees.
So, what is the difference between
DeafSpace and DeafHouse? Same thing!
For a picture of DeafSpace/DeafHouse, look at:

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

 

— a big conference has been cancelled

The Premier’s Office and the Office of the
Disabled People worked together on organize
a 2-day summit on the the rights and the needs
of the deaf and the disabled. The nation’s
premier was scheduled to give a keynote
speech. All of a sudden, within the first
few minutes on the first day, the entire
event was cancelled! Reason was lack of
qualified interpreters. Deaf participants
were screaming from their seats that
they could not understand the unqualified
interpreters. It took place in South Africa.

 

— biological deaf father’s legal mess

A deaf man wanted to be a father. He paid a
hearing woman to carry his child. Then
things took a turn for the worse. The doctors
told the woman she would be carrying triplets.
The deaf man freaked out and demanded that
she abort one of the three babies. He said
that as a post office employee, living with
his parents, he cannot afford to have triplets.
The woman refused, and the birth took place.
Against his wishes, the father is taking care
of the triplets. The mother is now demanding
that the triplets be returned to her – despite
a contract she signed to give up the birth
child(ren). Both sides are now gearing up
for a bloody legal fight.

 

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DeafDigest – 04 March 2016

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LONG CAR INSPECTION LINES
A deaf driver in Washington, DC had to go
to the Automobile Inspection Station to have
his car inspected.
It is always confusing. Inspection workers
are always screaming and shouting at long
lines of cars, telling this car to move to
the left lane, and telling other car to move
to the right lane, etc.
It can be scary, and it is impossible
for the deaf driver to get out of his car
to tell the inspector he is deaf!

DeafDigest – 04 March 2016

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A LONG FIGHT FOR NOTHING
A deaf man wanted to be a volunteer firefighter
in his small town.
The firefighters did not want him because of
his deafness.
He fought them for a long time, and threatened
discrimination lawsuits.
The Volunteer Fire Department gave up and
hired him as a voluntter.
After few months, the deaf man quit! He
was lazy and did not want to run to fight
every fire in his small town!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/lazy-deaf-firefighter/

DeafDigest – 03 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 3, 2016

— student telling interpreter what to interpret

Amanda Schuster, who is deaf, is attending cosmetology classes
in Colorado. Her goal is to own her own hairstyling business.
She was able to find an interpeter, but she was specific
on what should be interpreted – meaning interpreter must
slow down, the instructor must get to the point without
talking too much about nothing! It has worked so far.
For a picture of Amanda working on a patron’s hair:

http://deafdigest.com/student-instructing-interpreter-what-to-interpret/

 

— a relay provider closes for good, blames FCC

Effective March 31, 2016, Star VRS, a relay provider, closes
up for good. The provider spokesperson, in a signed video,
has blamed FCC for the closing. Two reasons were given –
a drastic cut in VRS rates paid the providers; second
reason was that the bigger providers monopolized the
market, making it impossible fro smaller providers to
survive. DeafDigest worries about this trend, hurting
the deaf community in the long run.

 

— deaf woman not notified of fire in her apartment building

The Macon-Bibb Fire Department (Georgia) is not too
happy about a deaf woman not being notified of a fire
in her apartment building. An arsonist set off fire
in an apartment on her floor. The fire alarm alerter
in her apartment was not working, despite her repeated
efforts to have the apartment manager fix it. After
seeing water in her living room, she called security
but there was no response. Panicking, she screamed
for help – and luckily a fireman on her floor
heard it and rescued her. In fact when the firemen
arrived on the scene, no one from the apartment office
told them of a deaf resident!

 

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DeafDigest – 02 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 2, 2016

— NASA’s deaf lead engineer

A most amazing lead engineer at NASA in New Orleans is
Dr. Renee Horton, a deaf mother of three children.
She overcame a rough life, dropping out of college,
before returning to earn a degree in electrical
engineering and a PhD in material science with a
concentration in physics. She is the lead engineer
of NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans
working on a huge rocket. She grew up throughout
her teenage years without realizing she was deaf.
A picture of her is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-nasa-lead-engineer/

 

— a big dancing challenge for Nyle

Nyle has a big challenge at the Dancing with the
Stars, and it has nothing to do with his
deafness or his lack of professional dancing
experience! It is fake-dancing by celebrities
that know nothing about dancing but trying
to tell the audience they are “expert”
dancers.

 

 
— a town says yes and no on Deaf Child signs

Bowie, Texas is a small town of just 5,200 people.
It has a 4-year old deaf child who loves playing
around on the streets. The worried mother has
asked the town to install “deaf child” signs.
The town said they will install the sign but
said no to paying for it. Cost? $200 per sign!
The mother screamed “unfair” – because other
towns such as Wichita Falls will install signs
at no cost to the family. Right now, people
are arguing – who will pay for the signs!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 01 March 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 1, 2016

— deaf actress to perform on NBC Show “Good Place”

Jameela Jamil, a young British actress, will be one of the
co-stars on the new TV program – Good Place, along with
Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. She plays the “Tessa” role,
a party girl and loving attention. She was born deaf,
but grew up as a functionally hearing; hint – another
Katie Leclerc! A picture of her is at:

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

 

 

— impossible customer service in Australia

Melissa Lowrie, a deaf woman, moved to a new place
and contacted Telstra, Australian’s largest internet
provider, about it. The customer service reps
would not accept her calls and told her to use
voice instead. Even when her hearing 8 year old
son explained that his mother was deaf, his
explanation was ignored. This went on for six
months until the Telestra CEO apologized to her.
Said a leading deaf advocate:

it was the worst example of discrimination

 
— Toyota plant president signs in ASL

Jim Bolte, not deaf, is the president of the
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama in
Birmingham. This factory has many deaf
employees. He would often walk through
the factory floor to chat in ASL with
them! He is not a Coda. He was dating
a hearing girl friend (now his wife)
who was taking ASL classes in college.
He learned ASL to keep up with her,
and it came to great use when he became
the factory president!

 

 

 

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