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DeafDigest – 31 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 31, 2016

— comic strip for the disabled

A comic strip is coming out in Italy, designed
by students at the Academy L’arte nel cuore.
It features four comic strip characters – deaf
person, wheelchair person, Down syndrome person
and a person without a disability. The deaf
character’s name is Milko. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-character-in-comic-strip/

 

— a bad Xfinity joke

Xfinity, under Comcast, provides cable TV services.
One Xfinity feature is a bad joke – it has a voice
activated command. One can instruct by voice
for the TV to do what you want. It is a joke
because a hearing person can shout “closed
captions” on the remote and it will turn
on captions. A deaf person can’t – and has to
look for the “closed caption” option either
on the remote or on the TV set. A bad joke,
and a nightmare, it truly is!

 

— deaf colors in future cars

What is a deaf-friendly future car? The dashboard shows
different colors to tell deaf drivers that something
is wrong with their cars. Hearing drivers can listen
to vibrations and know what is wrong – while feeling
the vibrations can be tricky for deaf drivers. The
engineers at the AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology are working on these deaf color warning
ideas.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Movies, first Oscar for deaf role
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/29/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 30, 2016

— TV news sign language interpreter fired

Leslie Grange was fired from her job as
BBC News sign language interpreter after
interpreting for seven years. Why? She
got bored with news and made up her own
news. Deaf people watching the news
program complained that what she signed
was not the actual news that was taking
place. Why was she bored? She said she
has personal problems. See the picture
at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-fired-interpreter/

 

— attorney says city was at fault

In 2014, during the Zombie Walk event at the
Comic-Con convention, a deaf driver, trapped
by the paraders, tried to get out and
hit a hearing woman, standing on the sidewalk.
This injured woman has filed a lawsuit against
San Diego. Her attorney said that the city
is at fault for creating a dangerous
environment where paraders were allowed to
block the stree traffic. The city says
it is not true. The annual parade was
cancelled last year for that reason.

 

— our Deaf Stamps

For years people thought there were few
deaf-connected stamps. A recent article
by the Linn’s Stamp News said are much
more connections than what was realized.
Examples were Gallaudet honoring President
James Garfield with a sculpture; horror
actor Lon Chaney’s parents were deaf,
and many other examples. The big
issue, not addressed in the article
is – where are the stamps of deaf
leaders that helped the deaf? We
don’t have any!

 

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

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

05/29/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 May 2016

DeafDigest Gold – May 29, 2016

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

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Old Fogey

Voices

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-voices/

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DeafDigest ASL videos moved to youtube for better viewing

Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-feel-dog-leash-vibrations/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-behind-backs/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-father-hearing-son/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/economist/

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

— faked deafness http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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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)

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

In Kentucky, a bill that would give property tax
breaks for the deaf, passed the senate. It moves
to the next stage.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock won a
$1.2 million grant from Department of Education
to train Deaf Education interpreters.

Neil Maes, a deaf 5th grader in South Carolina,
is one of the finalists with the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

A woman, whose son is deaf, obtained a doctorate
in audiology. She is hoping to make use of her knowledge in audiology to help her son
to hear better. Will he?

A newspaper story in India said illiterate
deaf people have worse communication problems
than those that are literate.

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

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-father-hearing-son/

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A LUCKY DEAF ECONOMIST
We have had a few deaf graduates from colleges
with degrees in Economics. Finding a job in the
field of Economics is very difficult.
A deaf man worked for a big corporation. His
college degree was not in economics – but his
supervisors noticed he loved to read newspapers
and magazines and books about economics.
One day the corporation needed an economist.
Instead of advertising in newspapers, they just
promoted the deaf man to a job in Economics.
He was lucky. He worked at the corporation
for many years until he retired.

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/economist/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

The bus ride

I was traveling home from Connecticut on Megabus last Sunday.

I sat in the front seat behind the bus driver to get a good view!

After about a half an hour on the road, little pieces of glass landed on me.  The bus suddenly went slow.

The bus turned into a rest area on the highway and he announced something to the hearing passengers.

All of sudden the passengers left the bus and stood outside.

The windshield was badly shattered.  A replacement bus was needed.

It was a 2 hours wait and I had to contact family about the delay!

The bus driver called my wife and let her know what had happened and to expect a delay.

Finally, I had access to my iPad and communicated with my wife about the accident.

What I didn’t know is that the driver told my wife that a wild turkey smashed the windshield!

So traveling alone as a DeafBlind person, an important detail was missing!

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Davis & Elkins – Jack Clifton, fr, tennis

he is from Great Britain

his profile is at:
http://senatornation.com/sports/mten/2015-16/bios/clifton_jack_t58k

it really does not say anything

the press release mentions him helping win the conference co-championship
http://senatornation.com/sports/mten/2015-16/releases/20160423yc52zq

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Tyson Gillies, after failing to win a minor league
contract this season in Organized Ball, is playing
for the Sugar Land Skeeters (Texas), which plays in
the Atlantic League. It is one of the nation’s toughest
independent professional baseball leagues. Minor
League scouts watch these games for possible late
season pick ups.

Anyway Tyson is hitting .279 (12 hits in 50 at bats)
in 14 games so far this season. He is not a power
hitter, and so far, zero homers.

Hopefully he will pick up as weather gets hot,
and that he gets signed to a minor league contract
this season.

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— unusual baseball ejection from game
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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http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 30 May 2016

DeafDigest Blue – May 29, 2016

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

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Employment ads web site is at:
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frat-member/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sign-language-at-fast-food/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-big-waste-in-deaf-history/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-deaf-cousins/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-teacher-denied-access-to-cart/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Do deaf people dream in ASL or in lipreading?
A Gallaudet student said it is extrasensory perception. It was written up in a newspaper
story.

Burger King honors Gallaudet. This hamburger
chain changed a store, next to Gallaudet,
to show all signs, including Burger King,
in ASL instead of letters.

Manchester (NH) School district is broke; the
mayor and the city council are arguing on
what to do with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Program.

Yosemite National Park, which cut back deaf
services, has brought it back.

The new CEO of the Hearing Health Foundation
is Nadine Dehgan.

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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 BIG LOSS IN DEAF HISTORY
A deaf man, whom DeafDigest editor knows from years back,
was a self-taught Deaf Historian. He never went to college
but had a lifelong interest in Deaf History. He would do
his research at Gallaudet library and at the Library of
Congress and write his findings in his notebooks.
At home he had many books in Deaf History plus many
notebooks.
He, however, never shared his findings with anyone,
pretty much keeping his discoveries to himself.
When he died, no one knew where to locate his
stuff. He lived alone and no close friends or family
members.
A sad waste in Deaf History.

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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!

youtube video with text
http://deafdigest.com/videos/many-deaf-cousins/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When computer-aided transcription (CAT) was introduced, computers
were “taught” to translate the court reporters’ steno notes. The
court reporters would edit their transcripts and define untranslated
or mistranslated words. They were “teaching” the computer to
recognize new steno strokes so that the next time that steno stroke
was used the computer would properly translate it.

In the 1980s, some court reporters connected their steno machines
directly to their personal computers, and realtime translation was
born. Realtime translation instantly translates a court reporter’s
stenographic notes into English, and the English is displayed on a
computer monitor or projection screen.

Court reporters, who previously would have taken possibly two weeks
to prepare a transcript, are now allowing people to see how their
steno is being instantaneously translated. Even today, the number of
court reporters jumping into realtime continues to grow at a rapid
pace.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

An interesting issue the Deaf History
International (DHI) has brought up in its recent
newsletter is this –

What is Deaf History? Is it about deaf people
that helped create a Deaf Historical moment?
Or is it also about hearing people that have
helped create a Deaf Historical moment?

Cited as an example was Abbe Charles
Michel de l’Epee, a hearing man who pioneered the
teaching methods of the deaf.
Or even Edward Miner Gallaudet, who founded
Gallaudet University? He was not deaf.
Or even of Alexander Graham Bell. He was
not deaf.
These two distinguished hearing gentlemen
feuded for years over this ages-old ASL vs
oral issue. Part of or not part of Deaf History?
Bringing up this issue was Odd-Inge Schroder,
of Norway, the DHI president.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Several weeks ago DeafDigest mentioned Debbie Lauricella,
Lakeland, Florida, complaining that the Social Security
offices not being deaf-friendly. She won – as settlement
has been reached with offices in Lakeland, Jacksonville
and St. Augustine for them to become more deaf-friendly.
Brokering the deal was the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
office.

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DeafDigest – 27 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 27, 2016

— steak sign language

The waitstaff at the fancy London steakhouse – Hawksmoor
are learning British Sign Language. The management
felt it was the best way for them to communicate with
each other in a very noisy environment – as well as
to communicate with deaf diners. The managment felt
that secret sign language is wrong and that the
British Sign Language is better. See picture at:

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

 

— a deaf teacher wins after long battle

Richard Koenigsberg, who is deaf and teaches
Sociology and Film at East Brunswick High School
(New Jersey) finally won his battle with the
school districut to be provided with CART
services. He does not use sign language and
requested CART. The district said no. He filed
a complaint with the EEOC and won. He has no
problems with one-on-one sessions and with
staff meetings because the past administration
were helpful. But when the administration
changed, then he lost all the support he had.

 

— Nyle’s future plans

What is Nyle’s future plans? Not sure if it is
a joke or a fact but there is some talk of him
entering the The Bachelor TV series. Which
is better for him – The Bachelor or a big
movie starring role?

 

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

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

05/22/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 26, 2016

— deaf group going viral on social media

from time to time we see deaf sign-sing performers at
athletic events, but after the event, everything
is pretty much forgotten. Not that so with The
Phoenix Deaf Women Organization, consisting of
Jessica Mikolay Madsen, Melissa Yingst Huber,
Belinda Carroll and Dyan Sue Kovacs. The group’s
sign-singing before the start of the Phoenix Mercury
women’s basketball game went viral. This group
is hoping for an invitation to a repeat
performance. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sign-singing-before-basketball-game/

 

— Nyle’s 4th trick in his bag of tricks

What was Nyle’s fourth trick in his bag of
tricks (no music, blindfold, changed music)?
The fourth trick was no trick – just dancing
straightforward, possibly disappointing
the audience that expected a 4th trick!

 

— a state bill that respects the deaf

Michigan state Rep. Martin Howrylak was
successful in passing a bill that disallows
such words like – deaf and dumb, deaf-mute,
hearing-impaired from language in state
book of laws. These words are being
replaced with – deaf, hard of hearing
and deafness. He said he read through the
state book of laws and found six of these
bad words. All it needs right now is for
Gov. Rick Snyder to sign that bill into law.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf World War I volunteers
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/22/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 25, 2016

— claims to be first deaf person

Japanese deaf mountain climber Satoshi Tamura,
at the age of 50, said he has become the first
deaf person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
He said he already climbed countless mountains
in Japan, and Mont Blanc, Island Peak and
Cho Oyu, all of them towering up in the sky.
Did he actually climb Mount Everest or is he
lying? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/mountain-junk/

 

— next thing for Nyle

What is next for Nyle? A big movie contract
with him in a starring role – and it will lead
to an Oscar win? Is DeafDigest joking? Never
say never. He already won the Top Model and
now Top Dancer awards, so the Oscar could be next!

 

— change of interpreters

Nyle had a change of interpreters between his
TV dances. What is going on? Details seem
to be murky. One story said that Nyle’s
intepreter had an accident and was sent
to a hospital. Another story said it was
an incident that prevented the interpreter
from showing up. At any rate, deaf people
normally do not like to change interpreters
especially if they’re comfortable with their
primary interpreter.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf-owned cable TV company
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/22/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 24 May 2016

— keep your voice down if arguing

A deaf man was arrested for disorderly conduct
in Michigan. He was arguing with a hearing woman
at a public park. Deaf people tend to talk loud
only because they can’t hear their own voices,
and so, this man was arguing loudly, disturbing
people at the park. Cops came over and arrested
him when he refused to calm down. So, it could
happen to any of us – if we are angry, just try
to keep voice down or not use voice at all!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/loud-voice-arguing/

 

— another surprise

DeafDigest, a while ago, mentioned Nyle’s
Bag of Tricks – dancing without music;
dancing blindfolded. He came up with a
third trick – asking a band for permission
to use their music – The Sound Of Silence.
The band agreed; and last night’s dance
won the audience. Will he come up with
a fourth trick in his Bag of Tricks tonite?

 

— a scary public speaker

A deaf man, in Great Britain, gave a public
motivational speech, saying that trading in
Forex made him a success. He won over the
audience with this speech. Scary? Well,
Forex was pushed by a deaf man about eight
years ago, costing nearly 125 deaf investors
a total of 4 million dollars. The U.S. Commodity
Futures Trading Commission shut him down and
froze his assets. Do we have a way of knowing
if the British deaf man is honest or if it
just another scam? Forex is trading in
curriencies (dollars, Euros, pounds, etc)

 

 

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

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

05/22/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 23, 2016

— deaf Uber driver overcomes problems

Paul Dimiti, Stamford, CT, has been a driver with
Uber for over a year. He successfully overcame
his struggles as a rookie driver last year. His
first Uber client was so angry about being “stuck”
with a deaf driver that he slammed the door loudly
after arriving at the destination! Dimitri has
since then learned to explain, rather than to
surprise, the customers about his deafness and
on how to communicate. He also overcame bad
customer satisfaction ratings to become a
top-notch driver. So far he picked up 3,000
fares, one of them a blind customer and another
customer that wanted a ride to Pennsylvania.
It is not his primary job, as he works at the
New York School for the Deaf in White Plains.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-uber-driver-with-his-car/

 

— immature student interpreter scolded by peers

An interpreting program student went out shopping
with a friend. She arrived just before the store
closed up for the night and was asked by the clerk
to please leave. She refused and played “deaf”
pretending not to understand what the clerk was
saying. Upon arriving at the college dorm, she
bragged to her deaf friends that she played
“deaf” and expected all of them to laugh with her.
She was shocked to find her deaf friends
scolding her for making the deaf people look bad!

 

 

— swallowing a hearing aid

All pediatricians share stories of children
swallowing stuff that is not food. A popular
tale is a hearing aid being swallowed. Always
wondering who swallowed the hearing aid. Was
it a deaf kid swallowing his hearing aid?
Was it a hearing kid swallowing his sibling’s
hearing aid? Or even was it a kid swallowing
parent’s hearing aid?

 

 

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

 

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— TV, longest continuing deaf TV host
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

 

05/22/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 22 May 2016

DeafDigest Gold – May 22, 2016

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-behind-backs/

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

— Make-Up Artist, deaf in entertainment industry http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Japanese Federation of the Deaf has asked
the government and TV stations to provide
captions and screen interpreters during
disasters (earthquakes, hurricanes, etc).

It was mentioned that the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center, Corpus Christi, TX was able to purchase part of the land for its own
headquarters. It was just learned that
making it possible was money from a silent
partner.  Who was that person? Do not know!

A new University for the Deaf on the
African continent is being planned in
Ghana. Jean-Francois Labes, the past
president of the European Union for the Deaf, is spearheading this project.

The World Individual Deaf Chess Championship
is taking place this week in Russia, involving
120 deaf players from 24 nations. No one,
though, from USA is involved.

Perth utility SSE now offers sign language
services on line for benefit of its deaf
customers in Great Britain.

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That hearing people stand behind their backs
(elevators, line at fast food restaurant,
movie ticket windows, etc). Hearing people
try to talk to the deaf person without realizing
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Deaf people hate it the most.

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Those stickers on food from the grocery store are a pain!

They have the codes to help the cashier get the price right.

There are times when I overlook them and eat them!

Even when I find them, they are hard to remove!

Another issue are those papers between slices of cheese.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Thomas Rienas, who is deaf, will be a new freshman
member of the cross country and track teams at
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Deaf Elite Athletes:

David Smith To Play In Polish Czarni Radom

part of newspaper story

USA middle blocker David Smith decided to leave France after five years of
playing in the French Pro A. The player decided to move to Polish Czarni
Radom.

He is deaf.

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DeafDigest – 22 May 2016

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

— Construction company, deaf owner
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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Willard J. Madsen,
a long time professor (44 years) at Gallaudet, that
departed us. He pretty much distinguished himself
in these four areas – English, ASL, poetry and drama.
He liked to mingle with the students at the legendary
Gallaudet snack bar during his free time on the campus.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jim
Inwood, Milton, WI, that departed us.
He played three seasons of football at Gallaudet
during the sixties. He was a starter at linebacker
and before enrolling at Gallaudet he turned down
feelers from several small colleges to play
football for them. His first love, however, was golf – and was one of the better golfers on the Gallaudet golf team. After Gallaudet he became the greens superintendent of the Renwood Country Club in Round Lake, IL. He served in that capacity for nine years before moving on to other endeavors
in life. It is believed he was the only deaf person to serve in that capacity at a country club.

Top stories about the deaf:

Two restaurants in India just opened up for business
this week. These restaurants have an all-deaf staff –
waiters and chefs and managers.

The Kenya Revenue Authority (same as our own IRS)
has trained 100 deaf people on how to file tax
returns on their own without depending on other people.

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority has installed
a kiosk where deaf passengers can communicate in
sign language on questions and directions.

The U.S. attorney’s office reached settlement with
Methodist Healthcare. Same old story – no interpreter
for a deaf patient, and was sued.

Terry Wilding is the new superintendent of the
Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and Blind.
Terry is deaf.

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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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DEAF MEMBER OF HEARING COLLEGE FRATERNITY
A deaf member of a hearing college fraternity
was given a new-member hazing.
He, and new members of hearing college fraternity
were blindfolded and dumped at a park, a long
distance away from their college campus.
During the car ride to the secret location,
the hearing frat members could communicate with
each other by voice. The deaf Frat member was
stuck – alone, blind and abandoned!

youtube video with text
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You can download a card from the HealthBridges website for yourself
that lists the accommodation you want (like an interpreter) to have better communication at your health care appointment

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PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT SIGN LANGUAGE FAST FOOD PEOPLE
DeafDigest is puzzled. For many years he went
to Starbucks, McDonalds and other fast food
places. From time to time a hearing worker, knowing
sign language, would communicate with him.
No big deal! Yet, more and more newspaper
stories are written about Sign Language workers
at Starbucks, Chick-fil-A use sign language
with deaf customers.
Very amazing or no big deal?

youtube video with text
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we continue to look at the history of captioning, we realize that the early efforts by court reporters to computerize laid the foundation for modern captioning.

By the late 1970s, the door to computer-aided translation (CAT) was open for many court reporters. However, because of the cost, only the large freelance firms could afford to purchase or lease the systems that were available.

As time went on, the size of the computer hardware began to shrink, and a number of different companies were formed to provide CAT software. One of the things that would completely revolutionize CAT over the next few years was when IBM took a small microprocessor chip manufactured by Intel Corporation, went to a small company in the State of Washington named Microsoft, and had that company develop an operating system for a new machine called a personal computer.

By the late 1980s, the first of the DOS-based CAT systems for court reporters were coming onto the market.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Gov Timothy M. Kaine vetoed the bill that would have
consolidated two schools for the deaf, one in Staunton
and the other in Hampton.

(editor’s note: Virginia School for the Deaf and
Blind at Hampton has since then been closed)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Hayes Jackson is an agent with the Alabama Cooperative
Extension System in Anniston. He is deaf, but functions
as a hearing person. He goes around in the state,
advising people on their needs with agriculture and
nature. He was written up in a local newspaper, praising
him for his enthusiasm while explaining things to
people and answering their questions.

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DeafDigest – 20 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 20, 2016

 

— a very patient hearing customer

It was mentioned a while ago about a deaf cashier
at Whataburger in Denton, Texas, causing long
lines because of his deafness. It was just learned
that the deaf cashier did not lipread his customers’
orders – but had these customers write down on paper
their orders. This was the reason for the long line
of hungry customers. It also said that, hard to believe,
these hungry customers did not mind writing things down.
Will their patience last? See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/hungry-customer-with-deaf-cashier/

 

 

— system cannot change to captions on one TV

A deaf person went to a restaurant. After ordering food
from the menu, he asked the waitress to have the TV
captions turned on. The waitress then asked the bartender
to turn on the captions. The bartender said:

All TV sets are hooked up to one system and we cannot
caption just one TV only

Is the bartender telling the truth? Or is he just
ignorant on how the captioning system works? At many
other bars, there are captions on some TV sets and
no captions on other TV sets. Yet the bartender said
it cannot be done?

 

 

— easier start-ups for the deaf

A deaf businesswoman that promotes ASL products
has used the Title III of the JOBS Act to get
it going. Exactly what is Title III of the JOBS Act?
It is Crowdfunding that helps raise money through
internet contacts, and that it can be used to
buy and sell securities. Complicated? Yes
and no – and if you are thinking of your business
getting started this way, best is to get expert
advice first.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 
05/15/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 19 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 19, 2016

— deaf mother in a TV commercial

BBDO Guerrero is the #1 advertising agency in
the Philippines. This media company featured
a deaf mother with her newly-born hearing baby.
The purpose was to tell the public that mother
touching the baby very gently is an expression
of love. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mother-showing-love-for-hearing-baby/

 

— something that landlords may not know

In Sydney, a big Australian city, landlords,
renting apartments to deaf tenants, are
required to install deaf devices. A newspaper
pointed out that many landlords were not
aware of this law!

 

— doing something illegal

Deaf people in New Zealand are frustrated;
many TV programs do not have captions. The
government does not want to spend money
on captions. They have two choices – turn
off the TV and do something else – or –
to do something illegal. Some of them,
with knowledge of technology, are able
to pirate captioned TV programs from
other English-speaking nations (USA,
Canada, Australia, Great Britain, etc)!
Illegal? Yes, but no one has been
caught and sent to jail yet.

 

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

 

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf superintendent, country club golf course greens
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

 
05/15/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 18 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 18, 2016

— possible Trump connection with the deaf

Elena LaQuatra, a young deaf woman, is Miss Pennsylvania.
She will be competing in the Miss USA pageant on
June 5th in Las Vegas. If she wins, she will represent
USA at the Miss Universe pageant. Trump? He owns
the Miss Universe pageant! Impossible for deaf woman
to win a Pageant? It is possible – look at Heather
Whitestone (Miss America, which is separate from
Miss USA). A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/trump-and-the-pageant/

 

— more tricks in a bag of tricks

Nyle DiMarco has a bag of tricks that surprises
people. He danced without music; he danced
blindfolded. What is next? Is he going to
dance upside down, hands on floor, feet up
in the air? And now this – he just said he
has no dancing experience! See what happens
next week.

 

— long line at fast food restaurant

People that enter fast food restaurants hate
these long lines. Hungry people are often
impatient. The line at the Denton Whataburger
(in Texas) is long, same as others – but
there is a reason. The cashier, taking
these orders, is Taylor Pope. He is deaf and
relies on lipreading to take customers’ orders!
Hard to believe but the customers, instead of
getting angry, have been very patient! The
restaurant manager is aware of it, but has
been very supportive of the deaf cashier. Hope
this patience will continue for a long time.

 

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

 

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

 
05/15/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 17 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 17, 2016

— deaf women not allowed in recreational park

Leanne Stead and her deaf friend were not allowed
to use the facilities at a Go Ape Adventure Park
in Great Britain. The reason was their deafness!
The park said that deafness is a physical disability,
the same as with the blind, wheelchair and amputees.
Very angry, she posted on the company facebook
about this incident. The posting went viral,
forcing the company to apologize and to send
her a full refund. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-not-allowed-in-the-park/

 

— school tells deaf girl to go home

A school in Canada, located way up north in the Hudson
Bay, told a deaf girl to go home in the afternoons.
Reason was no interpreter around. Her mother is
very angry about it.

 

— hot issue in Missouri

A deaf man was arrested in Missouri, accused of
drunk driving. An interpreter came over to help
with the communications – but this interpreter
had no certificate. This interpreter thought
the deaf man refused a breath test. The
deaf man said he never refused it and said
the interpreter didn’t understand him.
So, the court is not sure whether to revoke
his driver’s license or to throw out the case
on basis of interpreter’s incompetence?

 

 

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

 

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Ice Cream vendor, deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

 
05/15/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 16 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 16, 2016

— what to do if no interpreter shows up

What happens if a hospital calls for an interpreter,
but the patient must be operated on ASAP, and if
the doctor waits, it may be too late? It happened
to a deaf woman, that needed an interpreter during
child birth, but the operation must proceed or
the baby would die. At the risk of a lawsuit,
the doctor went on with the operation. The baby
was saved and the mother was happy. A nurse
saw it all, and came up with flash cards designed
by his wife. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/emergency-flash-cards/

 

— Wendy’s becoming deaf-friendly

Wendy’s is angry with the minimum wage law. As a result,
this hamburger chain will lay off human workers, and
replace it with self-service kiosks in their restaurants.
Does this make easier for deaf patrons to order their
food instead of hassling with the human workers?
We shall see.

 

– selling carpets

Two deaf women make carpets that are being sold to customers
in Japan and Asia. This is interesting because these
women – Saba and Sanaa (last names not known) live in
a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey. A private agency has
been helping these women with these sales. At this
point it is not known if they are in business for
themselves or if the private agency is pocketing
the profits?

 

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

 

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

 
05/15/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 15 May 2016

DeafDigest Gold – May 15, 2016

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

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Election 2016

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-election-2016/

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DeafDigest ASL videos moved to youtube for better viewing

Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sell-books/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/two-half-deaf-actors/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-whole-foods/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ad-for-deaf-job/

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— History, big deaf role http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
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to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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Top stories about the deaf:

Def Leppard has been pictured at Arkansas
School for the Deaf when this musical group
came to the Little Rock area for a performance.
Def Leppard is in reference to Deaf Leopard
which happens to be the deaf school’s nickname.

A transaction took place in Corpus Christi, which will practically assure The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center of a permanent headquarters
location. A group purchased a piece of land,
and said its deaf tenant will stay there as is.

A big difference between West Virginia and
Ohio was pointed out by the deaf of the
West Virginia’s Panhandle in a town hall
meeting. The deaf West Virginians said there
are no service centers for the deaf in the
state whereas Ohio has 13!

The Washington Post ran a big story about
attorneys saying that “all” reality web
sites are not accessible to the disabled.

A deaf leader in New Zealand was admitted
to a hospital – and waited 64 hours for
an interpreter to show up! Yes, he made it
a big issue in a newspaper story.

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A GREAT SUPERMARKET POLICY

Whole Foods supermarket has a great policy.
Their dining area, for people that eat their
buffet meals, has many TV sets.

All of their TV sets are captioned at all
times.

DeafDigest editor learned that it was a
Whole Foods policy.

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AN EMPLOYMENT AD WE HATE TO READ
What is an employment ad we hate to read? DeafDigest
saw an employment ad that said –

I am a hearing human resources director and I know little
sign language

Little sign language means ABC fingerspelling with
clumsy fingers!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

New laws have been signed by governors to start SSP programs in several states.

Few years ago, Massachusetts passed a law to add $750,000 to state’s budget for services for DeafBlind people.  That included SSP and interpreter services.

One state, Colorado, surcharges telephone services to pay for SSP service.

This probably will spark some concerns from advocates because it is not related to telecommunications.

Another state, Missouri, just passed a bill for SSP service but included no funding mechanism.

The law allows Missouri’s Commission of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to apply for grants. It simply allows a state’s agency to seek funds elsewhere.

My observation is that trying to establish SSP programs is getting confusing everywhere!

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 Collegiate Athletes:

Lewis – Dara Sanders, fr, softball

her profile is at:
http://www.lewisflyers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4931&path=softball

one of the team’s 4 starting pitchers, her ERA is the lowest
among the starters; 4.13; despite a 5-5 record. Her 11
strike outs in one game is the highest among the team’s
pitchers this season

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Dummy Hoy trapped in a Triple Play!

— Oh, and that triple play by the “other” Brewers team? That occurred in
1901. That Milwaukee Brewers franchise moved to Baltimore and then to New
York, where they are now the Yankees. But, at least compared to the other
Milwaukee franchise’s triple plays, it was perhaps the most interesting.
First baseman Jiggs Donahue snared a liner down the first-base line,
robbing the White Sox of a double. Chicago had the runners on the move and
Donahue was easily able to get the second out at first base. His throw to
second was a tad too late to get Fielder Jones, but Milwaukee threw to
third where Dummy Hoy, who had crossed home plate, was ruled to not have
had enough time to tag up and score and thus was the third and final out.

full story at:
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It’s just a different way of being. They are very happy when their
son, Seth, is born deaf.

Life takes a dramatic turn when Seth is shot because a “hearie”
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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf leader in Swaziland lamented the fact that
Deaf Education is not a priority in all of these
African nations. It is, he said, on the bottom of
their wish lists.

Demand by hearing people in New Zealand to learn
sign language has exceeded the availability of
sign language classes!

Airport personnel at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in the Philippines were given sensitivity
training sessions so they could better accommodate
deaf passengers.

Two Floridians will be competing against each
other for the presidency of Gallaudet University
Alumni Association – Donalda Kay Ammons and
Andrew J. Lange. Voting takes place next month.

In Japan, they call it Stadium Bulletin Board,
but in USA it is simply called Scoreboard captions,
Anyway, for the first time in Japan, a stadium has installed scoreboard captions. It is the
Coke Athletic Stadium in Tottori Prefecture
in Western Japan.

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Earth has many, many fossils. Were any of the
fossils deaf?
There was one – a fossil of a bat that is
52 million years old.
Bats are deaf. So, possibly this is the oldest
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BE CAREFUL OF A SHOULDER TAP
Deaf people are always tapping other deaf people
on their shoulders to call attention.
The law says that if someone touches another person,
it is assault and battery.
It is not a problem when a deaf person is touched
because knows that he cannot hear and is being asked
to pay attention.
But if a deaf person accidentally taps a hearing
person on the shoulder, it may be a different story.
A deaf person in the postal service was twice
fired for touching a hearing person on the shoulder.
The hearing person complained and the deaf person was
fired. The union got the job back for the deaf person,
but again he was fired for the same reason.
So, touching a deaf person is different from
touching a hearing person.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In the early 1970s, a number of court reporters and companies were looking at the opportunities that were available by using computer-aided translation (CAT).

However, in the initial stages of CAT, the computer that was being used to translate the reporter’s steno notes was not at the same location as the reporter. The data was sent over phone lines to a processing unit at another location for some of the systems, and in other cases the data was sent on cassettes.

The debate at this point became whether to use a mainframe computer with a universal dictionary, which resulted in very fast translation, or to use a minicomputer and a personalized dictionary, which resulted in a much slower but more accurate translation because it was tailored to the individual reporter’s writing style. Even the “minicomputers” were so large that they would take up most of one wall of an office.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Large groups of protesting deaf people have been
marching on the streets in the nation’s capital,
angry about an issue and demanding action.

In Washington, DC, the nation’s capital?

No, this protest is taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The protesters are demanding the ouster of chairperson
Vassil Panev and his board of directors affiliated with
the Union of the Deaf of Bulgaria.
The Union of the Deaf is sort of like our NAD. These
deaf Bulgarians were complaining of discrimination at
their places of employment at sheltered workplace sites.
And that Panev and his people have been indifferent and
insensitive to their complaints.

(editor’s note: did this protest help? Do not know)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There are some prisons that do not know how to deal with
deaf inmates with health issues that require medication.
An example is the Allegheny County Jail in Pennsylvania.
A deaf inmate needed medication and repeatedly requested it
with the prison staff only to be ignored. After getting out,
he filed a lawsuit in federal court. The county then reached
settlement with him.

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DeafDigest – 13 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 13, 2016

— a nightmare for deaf trying to lipread in one nation

In one nation, deaf people have very serious problems
trying to lipread. It has nothing to do with
cigarettes in mouth or heavy mustaches or people
speaking through their teeth, people speaking
through their locked lips, etc. Why is it a
nightmare?

Take a look at the picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/real-lipreading-nightmare/

 

— CSUN makes a very surprising claim

There was a newspaper story about CSUN. It said that
CSUN has the nation’s highest number of deaf and
hard of hearing students. Highest? Yes and no.
Yes, highest among state-supported colleges. No,
because CSUN deaf enrollment is much lower than
Gallaudet and NTID, both of which are not state-
supported colleges. Annually CSUN has about 225-250
deaf students.

 

— a question that Codas hate

When friends of Codas learn that the parents
are deaf, they are asked many questions about
the deaf and of deafness. There is one question
that a Coda hated – and explained in a video.
The question is:

can you teach me dirty signs!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— popular drink invented by deaf bartender
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/08/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 12 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 12, 2016

 
— deaf stole $400,000 from government

If it looks the same as the deaf relay scandal of few
years ago, yes! Andrew Thomson, a deaf businessman, was
honored by the Britis government for helping
the deaf get jobs. Little would anyone realize he
was billing the government $400,000 for deaf relay
services, for interpreting services and for deaf
job placement services that were never performed.
This week he was sentenced to two yeas in prison.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-crook-goes-to-prison/

 

 

— most difficult hobby for a deaf person

Many deaf people have hobbies. What is the most
difficult hobby for a deaf person. It is
birding – locating and identifying all types of
birds out there. A deaf birder said he can use
eyes to find birds, but cannot hear sounds that
birds make whily flying around. Hearing birders
depend on sounds and vision. while the deaf
can only depend on vision!

 

 

 

— saddest deaf movie ever

More and more movies are being made, involving
deaf characters as well as fake-deaf characters.
This is great because years ago there were very
few of these such films. The saddest movie
is “Pekak” which is an independent movie made
in Malaysia. The plot revolves around a
deaf man, desperate for a CI, but having no
money for it. To get money for it, he sells
drugs! All movies must have “happy” endings
and this frustrated deaf man falls in love
with a hearing run away girl, running away
from an abusive family. What happened at
the end? Do not know because the film
director wants you to watch the movie
to find out!

 

 

 

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

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

05/08/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 11 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 11, 2016

— sigh, another fake interpreter

As reported by a DeafDigest subscriber, the graduation
ceremony on the TV series finale, Madam Secretary,
was “interpreted” by a fake-signing interpreter that
really knew nothing about ASL. Said the angry subscriber:

How hard would it have been to have a real interpreter
on the set?

A picture of the fake-signing “interpreter” is at:

http://deafdigest.com/fake-signing-interpreter/

 

— deaf club fell asleep

It has happened too many times in the past,
and it is happening again – that a deaf club
in mid-America has reported theft of
money. It was strongly suspected that two
former club officers took money from the
club banking account without permission.
Police is investigating. What this means
is that club officers must keep their
eyes open instead of being too trusting!

 

— happened in 1950’s, happening again

During the early fifties, Lowell Myers,
a deaf attorney/accountant achieved an
academic feat – that made Chicago
colleges angry. He earned a masters
– before – earning his bachelors!
It is happening, sort of, today.
Kate Croteau, a high school senior,
that is deaf, already has a college
degree and is working on a second
college degree – before finally
graduating from high school!
Is this a great idea? Don’t know;
don’t like to rush a teenager before
having a chance to grow up socially.

 

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

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

05/08/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 10 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 10, 2016

— a strange interview question

What has become of deaf Ashley Fiolek, world champion
motocross racer who retired from competition as a very
young woman? She makes personal appearances, promoting
motorcycling as an activity people could enjoy. At
a recent appearance in California, she was asked this
question:

What do you hear having been given a life without the ears?

Life without the ears? Deaf people have ears, same as
hearing people!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/retired-from-competition-as-young-person/

 

— a question for RIT

A question for RIT! It was announced yesterday that
RIT president Bill Destler will retire at the end
of the 2016-2017 academic year. NTID director
Gerard Buckley reports to Destler. Will RIT
consider hiring a deaf person for the RIT
presidency? A case in point, the late Al
Van Nevel, a deaf man, was offered a job
teaching accounting at NTID. He asked if he
could also have the opportunity to teach
accounting at RIT. The offer quickly was
withdrawn. Does RIT think deaf can’t function
at 8 other colleges on the sprawling
Rochester campus?

 

— a surprise moment by Deafness Ambassador

We pretty much can say that Nyle DiMarco is the
world’s #1 Deafness Ambassador. Anyway he
threw a surprise at those watching him on TV.
During his dance performance last night, the
music stopped, but he and his dance team
continued to dance. Hearing dancers must
have music; deaf dancers don’t!

 

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

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

05/08/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 09 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 9, 2016

— a deaf chef cannot do one thing

A recent DeafDigest article focused on Kristofer
Jonsson, a deaf New Zealand chef who never screams
at the kitchen staff. There is just one thing he
cannot do – that all hearing chefs must do –
handle telephone orders! His boss said:

Food is food; there’s no other way to chop
an onion than to chop an onion

Look at something blue in the picture at:

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

 

— sign language video by a newly elected politician

Newly elected London mayor Sadiq Khan was featured
in a sign language video. He said, in sign language,
that he has seen the deaf facing discrimination and
will work hard to remove these anti-deaf barriers.
In USA, will we see either Clinton or Trump promising,
in sign language, to help the deaf in any which
way possible? We shall see!

 

— lucky because police is dumb

A deaf man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
He was convicted in the lower court. He appealed
and the higher court judge threw out the conviction.
The police officer, that arrested him on drunk driving,
did not provide him with an interpreter. The upper
court judge agreed that arrested deaf individuals,
regardless of crime, must be provided with an
interpreter. It did not happen in USA, but in
Ireland!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— long-forgotten advocate of deaf truck drivers
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/08/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 08 May 2016

DeafDigest Gold – May 8, 2016

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

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Old Fogey

Profound Question

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-profound-question/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-know-nothing-scandal/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/drdr/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sell-books/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/two-half-deaf-actors/

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

— Girl Scouts, deaf founder http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

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are deaf

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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Top stories about the deaf:

In many states across the nation, Deaf Grassroots Movement
took place on the steps of state capitols on May 4th.

The European Commission has agreed to make public domain
web sites and apps accessible to the deaf.

In the Japanese Akita Prefecture, the Akita-shi Fire Fighting
Department has launched a deaf emergency web site.

A newspaper in Vermont ran a story of Deaf Bhutanese being
isolated and underserved in the state.

Educators in Zimbabwe are saying that approximately
90 percent of deaf children either do not attend
school or leave school at very early age.

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EASY JOB AT HEARING CONVENTION BOOTH

Could a deaf person successfully sell stuff at a
booth at a hearing convention?

One deaf person did. She sold books and put the
price of book on front cover of each book.
There is no communication required. Hearing
people would just pick up the book they want
and pay for it.

youtube video
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sell-books/

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

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

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

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TWO HALF-DEAF ACTORS IN A MOVIE
Many years ago, famous actor Richard Widmark
was deaf in one ear. Also, another famous actor
Jimmy Stewart was deaf in one ear.
Making it worse was that director John Ford
was late deafened.
Both Widmark and Stewart worked together on
one movie, directed by Ford.
It was confusing. In one scene, Stewart and
Widmark were placed across the room. Stewart’s
deaf ear was opposite Widmark’s deaf ear – and
they could not easily communicate with each
other. And they could not hear the commands
by Ford!
The cameraman had to use hand signals
to tell these two actors what to do!

youtube video
http://deafdigest.com/videos/two-half-deaf-actors/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Video Relay Services and the DeafBlind

For people who have Usher Syndrome, many have experienced difficulty using VRS.

There was a so-called DeafBlind VRS but it was are closed or have been unsuccessful.

Now, back to trying my default VRS provider is getting difficult.

I made a phone call to make an appointment, but to my dismay the video interpreters were not wearing dark clothing!

I had to request to switch to another video interpreter, again had to switch to a third video interpreter!

You know simple solution, wear dark shirt, crewneck, 3/4 length sleeves.

Is that too hard to ask?

I spent more time switching interpreters than making my appointment!

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 Collegiate Athletes:

Tom O’Neill, sophomore, Providence College

track & cross country

his profile is at:

http://www.friars.com/sports/m-xc/mtt/thomas_oneill_909403.html

and

http://www.friars.com/sports/m-track/mtt/thomas_oneill_909410.html

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Tennis, high level:
Lee Duck-hee, Korea, junior tennis player

ranked 231st best in the world in junior tennis level

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DeafSports Library:

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

— Special Deaf Softball Sign Language http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafDigest – 08 May 2016

DeafDigest Blue – May 8, 2016

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/newspapers/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/britishtv/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-blind-boss/

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

— American presidents’ link with the deaf http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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We have a large selection of discounted books and DVDs on sign
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There is something for everyone, including sign language teachers,
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Save on DVDs such as “Trix Upon a Time” and “Oh See Can You Say?”,
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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/nightmares-in-lipreading/

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Top stories about the deaf:

If a certain bill in Rhode Island is passed,
it would force all drive-in fast food outlets
to be much more deaf-friendly than what it
ordinarily is. The sponsor of the bill is
a Coda.

A deaf police officer in Great Britain lost
his job because he allegedly was not able
to tell the difference between “shoot”
and “don’t shoot” commands from his
superiors. He filed a job discrimination
lawsuit and won the case.

Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired is
no more! It has become Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in a name
change!

In Oman, an Arabian nation, a group of
deaf students said that choices are
limited when it comes to selecting
college majors. Only one major was
deaf-friendly – business administration,
but not every deaf student is interested
in the business field.

A new deaf studies major is being offered
at Northern Michigan University, effective
this coming fall semester.

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
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to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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BRITISH TV BETTER THAN AMERICAN TV?
How many sign language programs do we see on
American TV programs?
Maybe zero; maybe one or two? It is different
in Great Britain.
The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust
has money to fund some TV sign language programs
for the deaf.
Deaf in Great Britain more lucky than us in
USA?

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/britishtv/

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You can download a card from the HealthBridges website for yourself
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A DEAF EMPLOYEE AND A BLIND BOSS
This is a true story. A blind man owns an auto
repair shop in Oregon.
One of his employees is a deaf mechanic. The
blind man can’t drive. The deaf mechanic can’t
hear engine noises.
They have worked together very well.

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-blind-boss/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Here is little more on the history of computer translation for court reporters and captioners:

All of the early research and development work to attempt to develop software to translate stenotype shorthand symbols into English was carried out on IBM mainframe computers, making portability impossible.

By the mid-1960s, the U.S. government did have some success with this system in translating Russian and Chinese technical documents into English. IBM eventually stopped work on the project because there was too small a market for this technology.

A few years later, a new company called StenoComp Corporation took the government’s research and development to the court reporting market.

StenoComp believed that, if the system could translate a foreign language into English, it could also translate stenographic representations of English into English words.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Some NTID students, in 1988, made the trip to Washington, DC
to join the Gallaudet Deaf President Now Protest.
And in 2006, history is repeating itself. Some NTID students
are making the trip this weekend to observe what actually is
going on. One of them is Lizzie Sorkin, the first deaf president
of RIT Student Government (announced in DeafDigest a couple of
weeks ago).

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Ann Arbor (Michigan) personnel office is looking for
the perfect person for the city administrator position.
Part of the job description asks for – the physical
ability to walk, stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push,
lift, finger, feel, grasp, talk, see, hear and perform
repetitive motions. Because nobody is perfect, it means
the deaf AND hearing applicants would not qualify!

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DeafDigest – 06 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 6, 2016

 

— a play is a bad deaf joke

“Twelve Angry Men” was an all-time famous story,
a TV play in 1954; a theatrical play in 1955
and then a movie in 1957. Since then this
story has been shown many times through
different adaptions. The most recent adaption
is a bad deaf joke. It shows a deaf man as
one of the 12 angry jurors. And it also
shows an interpreter for the deaf juror.
It is a sick deaf joke because the director
of this local adapted play in Oregon could
not find a real deaf actor, so had to use
a hearing actor for that deaf role. That
hearing actor knew no ASL, but had to
show “ASL” in that play. What good is
a fake-interpreter if the fake-deaf actor
could not sign at all! For a picture
of a fake stage fight, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/fake-fight-on-stage/

 

— be careful when parking the car in garage

A deaf husband and wife were found dead in
their house in Cincinnati. They forgot to
turn off the engine in their car after
entering the garage. In 1968, NAD leader Hal
Ramger died the same way, not turning off
the car engine. It was a big story in the
Deaf Community at that time. Hearing
people may hear the engine and then run
back to garage to turn it off. So, for
the deaf, just make sure the engine is
turned off.

 

— Again, Canada is stubborn

Last year, a hearing mother, from the
Philippines but employed in Canada,
wanted to bring her deaf daughter
into the nation. Canada said no, saying
deafness is a taxpayer burden. When
the public screamed, the government
backed off and allowed the deaf girl
to come to Canada. It is happening
again with another hearing mother
and her deaf daughter. Canada again
said the same thing – deafness is a
taxpayer burden.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— World War I – big deaf role
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/01/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 5, 2016

 
— Deaf Rallies, successful or unsuccessful

Was the Deaf Rally successful? Yes, because it
reached all state capitols. Unsuccessful?
Well, legislators look at number of participants,
not at our issues. If a rally attracted few
participants, the legislators would just ignore
it! The two Gallaudet Deaf President Now
protests attracted very high numbers of
participants, much higher than yesterday’s
numbers. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/poster-carries-strong-message/

 

 

— hearing person becomes deaf and mute

Deaf people have always been called deaf mute,
even if some have perfect speech. Well,
in the independent movie “My Father Die”
the main character became deaf – and – mute
at the age of 12 because of injury in a fight.
Did he also lose his ability to talk or
was the writer simply saying that all deaf
people are also deaf mutes?

 

 

— a big corporation is very angry

A big corporation is very angry at 50 Cent for
mocking a deaf man, and posting a picture of
him on Instagram. The angry corporation
is EFFEN Vodka, which has a contract with
50 Cent to appear on magazine and media ads.
EFFEN Vodka owns Beam-Suntory, Jim Beam,
Courvoisier, Makers Mark, etc. This
company is thinking of ending its business
relationship with 50 Cent, saying his actions
is a major embarrassment.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Contradiction, Deaf Father and Hearing Son
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/01/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 04 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 4, 2016

 
— a “quiet” Deaf National Rally at a state capitol

What does a rally mean? It means “a mass meeting
of people showing support on rights and needs of
the deaf” – yet, after looking at the agenda of
one state deaf rally today, it is more like a
polite tea party? It certainly is not same as
angry “Gallaudet Deaf President Now” protest.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/looks-like-polite-deaf-tea-event/

 

— well known entertainer is a big jerk

Some entertainers are jerks. One of them
is Rapper 50 Cent. He was at the Cincinnati
/Northern Kentucky International and
saw a young janitor pulling on a cart of
cleaning supplies. 50 Cent mocked him,
thinking he was a druggie. The janitor did
not respond. Angry 50 Cent then took a
picture of the janitor and posted it on the
Instagram. The janitor’s family, very
angry about it, threatened to 50 Cent
for one million dollars. 50 Cent did
not know the janitor was deaf and was also
autistic! 50 Cent immediately apologized
and the lawsuit threat was dropped.
The picture, by the way, was taken down.

 

 

 

— that many is very sad

There was a newspaper story about deaf problems
at the Miami-Dade Corrections (Miami, Florida
metro area). It said that there are about
50 deaf people arrested every year and sent
to these Miami-Dade prisons. That is too
many and that is very sad.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— engineer in a hotel is deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/01/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 03 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 3, 2016

— a ridiculous deaf lawsuit

There was a news posting of Starbucks suffering
through these ridiculous lawsuits. It mentioned
a group of 16 deaf patrons filing a discrimination
lawsuit; it explained that a deaf patron thought
she was being laughed by a Starbucks barista.
And that when the deaf person objected, the
employee went into her face, screaming
all these dirty words. And then she was
ordered to leave and to never come back.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/laughing-at-deaf/

 

— 250 deaf people go on hunger strike

A large group of 250 deaf people in
India went on a hunger strike – protesting
lack of sign language communications
at a collegiate-level academic institution.
One protester said – We are not informed about
jobs, workshops and new courses. The hunger
strike ended when the institution director
promised to look into this matter. He had
previously avoided dealing with the deaf.

 

— a comment on Certified Deaf Interpreters

An interpreter posted a comment on an
interpreting web site saying that Certified
Deaf Interpreters are very important. The
interpreter explained that while she is
fluent in ASL, it is not her primary
language nor did she grow up in Deaf
Culture. This is the reason for the
importance of deaf interpreters.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf woman raised hogs on a farm
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/01/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 02 May 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 2, 2016

— one state follows another state

It was not too long ago that Hawaii became the first
state to have this Open Captions movie law. Very
possibly Rhode Island will become the second state.
There is a bill that requires movie theaters to
show open captions at least twice a week per movie.
Introducing the bill is Rep. Arthur Handy. Why is
he so interested in that bill? He is a Coda and he
saw for himselves how much his deaf parents
struggled with the heavy captioning equipment at
movie theaters! A picture is at:

http://35.182.75.222/arthur-handy-rhode-island-delegate/

 

 

— nfl draft was not perfect

Fans of pro football were hooked to the NFL draft
that was shown on TV for three days over this past
weekend. Only one thing ruined the televised
draft – On Saturday, the last day of the draft,
the program began at noon – a football person
was speaking on the program – without captions!
This went on for about 5-10 minutes then
captions suddenly appeared. Did an engineer
fall asleep and forgot to turn on captions?
Complain to FCC? Forget it!

 

 

— involving a deaf child in a hearing business

Many business owners do not involve their deaf
children with the business operations, thinking
the deaf cannot do it. It is different with
La Bonita, the tortilla making business owned
by a husband and a wife. It is popular in
Kern County where they have several big
accounts with supermarkets. They have a
deaf daughter, currently in high school.
Instead of keeping her out of business
operations, they involve her. She attends
business meetings where vendors see for
themselves how she helps out with the
family-owned business.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— hotel, deaf-owned, best in world
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/01/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 01 May 2016

DeafDigest Gold – May 1, 2016

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http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Old Fogey

Deaf Eugenics Institute

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-feel-cold-air/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-know-nothing-scandal/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/drdr/

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

— internet pioneer was deaf http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

http://deafdigest.com/no-captions-on-movies/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The European Broadcasting Union will again offer
interpreters during the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden. It was offered for the first time last year and it was a hit with the deaf.

Activists are accusing Australia of violating
the human rights of the deaf by rejecting a
deaf person who wanted to serve on the jury.

A start up company press release, touting their
new “CI” project, said that regular CI surgeries
always carry the risk of destroying the deaf
person’s remaining hearing!

The US Attorney reached ADA settlement with the
Saginaw-Area Hospital in Flint, Michigan over refusal to provide interpreters for a deaf
patient.

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
has established a new policy regarding earthquakes
and disasters. When these happen, then interpreters
from all over the nation shall come to the affected
area to provide interpreting assistance.

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A BIG SCANDAL IN OFFICE

A deaf person worked in a office. He is the only
person that is deaf.

There was a big scandal. The company bookkeeping
showed a $2.60 difference. The boss was angry and
ordered an outside auditor to find out the $2.60
difference. It was solved but the boss had to pay
the auditor $525.00 for this job. Everyone knows
about it.

The deaf person knows nothing because no one told
him about it!

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

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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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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Spring cleaning

In Vermont, people are still skiing!  But it is slowing down; it will soon to be closed for the season.

That means spring cleaning for us down in the valley!  Raking lawns; oh, do pick up the dog poop first!

Two dogs are living in my house but they are not mine!  The owners need to scoop up the poop,

Unless there adaptive technology to help me avoid stepping on it!

A friendly reminder everywhere, please pick up after your pets.

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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DOUBLE-WORD DOCTOR IN NAME FINGERSPELLING
When old time Gallaudet students wanted to talk
about one professor, they would fingerspell the same
name twice.
The sign name for that person, in fingerspelling,
was “dr dr” – saying it twice.
Dr Dr? Yes. The professor was Dr. Powrie Doctor,
and he was always mentioned as Dr Dr.
He died many years ago and today’s Gallaudet
students do not know who he was.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/drdr/

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Haley Donaldson, who is deaf, will be a new
freshman with the 2017 University of Nebraska
softball team

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Emma Meesseman, Washington Mystics

has signed a contract extension; she is deaf
despite functioning as a hearing person. She is
working on creating better awareness of where
her teammates are on the court since she cannot
hear them shouting instructions

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DeafSports Library:

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

— a deaf basketball player in Hearing Olympics
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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mainstreamed athletes

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaftwilightzone/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-clock/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/newspapers/

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

— Malcolm Norwood, the real captions pioneer http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

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

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Thank you for being with DeafDigest over the years

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Dedication:

DeafDigest editor dedicates this edition to Dr John Niparko,
founder of the Listening Center at Johns Hopkins. He was
said to be the world’s best CI surgeon.

Top stories about the deaf:

Helen Bear, scientist with the University of
East Anglia (Great Britain) is working on
a computer program that can read lips for
the benefit of the deaf. Is DeafDigest
skeptical, yes, but it was a story in
the newspapers.

A deaf advocate has complained that “professional deaf victims” using the “Deaf” card constantly tell hearing people that deaf
people have entitlement because of their
deafness.

The Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan has
established a research center on Japanese
Sign Language.

There is an outcry in India about lack of
interpreters for deaf patients in hospitals.

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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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READ WHAT THEY SAY

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV – for the phone!

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

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

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A DEAF CLOCK REPAIRMAN
Repairing Tower clocks is a dying vocation. Very few
individuals have the skills necessary to repair tower clocks,
those that adorn the Main Street USA towns. The New York Times,
July 27th edition, profiled a Tower clock repairman making his
rounds in these small midwest towns.
We, at one time, had a deaf tower clock repairman, though
it was not his primary occupation.
The late Lee Brody, he of the Phone-TTY, Inc fame, was a
handy man, capable of repairing anything that needed to be
repaired. One of his projects was walking up the Fairlawn, NJ
clock tower to get the clock repaired. Not too many people
in Fairlawn nowadays would remember Brody – but during the
fifties and sixties he was a valued town resident.

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AMERICAN AND BRITISH NEWSPAPERS
DeafDigest editor looks for deaf news in newspapers
every day. There have been many, many, many deaf news
in British newspapers, but few deaf news in USA
newspapers.
Why? Is it because British newspapers like to write
about the deaf while American newspapers don’t?
No. More and more American newspapers go out of
business; many American newspaper reporters are
laid off. As a result, fewer and fewer American deaf
stories.
British newspapers are different

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People have asked how and when court reporters began to use computers that eventually led to the development of captioning and CART. It all began by filling a need for accurate and timely transcripts.

As more court reporters began to use the machine shorthand method of making the record instead of the Gregg and Pitman pen shorthand method, it became obvious that something needed to be done to speed up the conversion of shorthand notes into final transcript form.

In the early 1950s, the Air Force and IBM began research to develop a computerized system that could quickly translate foreign languages into English. This led IBM to attempt to use similar software to translate stenotype shorthand symbols into English. They needed to find a way to enter the data into a computer using the steno machine.

Early attempts included modifying the steno machine so that it punched holes into the steno paper and hot-wiring the steno keys directly into the computer, and these proved to be disasters. Eventually a steno machine was built with a cord running to a box where the steno strokes were captured on a cassette or cartridge.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

This story resurfaces from time to time on why did
the California School for the Deaf move its campus
from Berkeley to Fremont.
At the time of the move, the deaf community was told
that the school was sitting on the top of an earthquake
fault. It made no sense because the neighboring University
of California (at Berkeley) stayed as is without packing
its own bags.
Could it be that the university was greedy for the land
owned by the school for the deaf? This issue was raised by
Carol Shimmerling, not deaf, at a public hearing. She
accused the university of wanting to push out the deaf
school, using the fault as an excuse.
The accusation was made recently even though the move
was made a long time ago.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The movie – Shogun Assassin – involved perhaps one of the
strangest reverse interpreting assignments of all time!
The original movie version was produced in the early eighties
and was so violent that its showing was banned in some cities.
Director Robert Houston, not deaf, wanting to remake the movie,
hired a group of deaf people, as reverse interpreters. They
advised the scriptwriters what the actors were saying in the
original version – in order to make the remade film a much
better one.

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