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DeafDigest – 30 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 30, 2016

— new deaf superintendent of a hearing school district

Sharon Contreras, who is deaf, has been appointed as the
new superintendent of Guilford County (NC) School
District. She is an experienced educator, having
served in high administrative capacities with other
school districts across USA. Her deafness? Yes, but
she functions as a hearing person and knows no ASL.
Her picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-superintendent-of-hearing-school-district/

 

— job security not always 100 percent for interpreters

People say that interpreters have safe, lifetime jobs because
of high demand by the Deaf Community. Not always true!
The state of Connecticut has laid off all 35 of its
interpreters that worked for The Department of
Rehabilitation Services. Why? Connecticut is broke.
Instead, the state will use a private interpreting
service which charges at lower rates. DeafDigest
hopes all of these laid off interpreters will find
high paying interpreting jobs, with benefits,
elsewhere. The state must realize cheap interpreters
do not always mean best interpreters. Anyway,
the Deaf Community is very upset.

 

— arrested without knowing why

Daniel Downes, a deaf resident of Fairfax, New Zealand,
was arrested by the police without knowing what was
he doing wrong. Even worse, the police roughed him
up and knocked him down to the sidewalk, breaking
his hearing aid. What was his crime? He was drinking
beer in public in the early hours of the morning.
Deaf Community leaders are upset and the police said
they are investigating the incident – wanting to
know why a peaceful deaf man was roughed up over
a minor offense.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Oral school, comparing past histories
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/26/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 29, 2016

— a Deaf Elevator

What is a Deaf Elevator? Just look at the picture at:

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

 

— another Deaf Case in Supreme Court

We have another Deaf Case in Supreme Court –
the deaf of Texas have accused state driving
schools of discrminating against them. The
the federal appeals court ruled against
the deaf, saying it was a matter of state
overseeing the private schools licensing
matters and nothing to do with driving
instructions (of the deaf). Looking back,
we have won some cases and lost some cases.

 

— deaf in life-threatening jobs

Could the deaf work in life-threatening jobs?
Fighting in battle zones in the military;
fighting huge fires; serving as police
officers, etc. Advocates say yes – the deaf
can do it. There is a push to have the deaf
serve in the military. A deaf police officer
in Alaska was shot to death. A military
veteran wrote in a Frederick, MD
newspaper, worried that the deaf cannot
respond quickly to commands without
delay in battle zones! This is not to
say that the deaf can’t, because hearing
do get hurt and even get killed.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Chef, deaf, government palace for First Family
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/26/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 28, 2016

— cop suspended for mocking the deaf

There was an incident involving a deaf passenger
on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
train platform. The cop, who confronted the
deaf passenger, was so angry about it that she
posted on her Facebook page, mocking his
deafness. The angry officials immediately
placed her on paid annual leave. See the
picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/angry-police-officer/

 

— oral deaf person pleads guilty in court case

This is a true story. An oral deaf person
that knows no ASL and depends on lipreading,
was in a traffic court, fighting a speeding
ticket. The judge knew that the person was
deaf and offered him an interpreter. He
refused. Offered him CART, and he refused,
and told the judge he can lipread. The
judge gave up and asked him a question.
Not understanding the question, the
oral person said yes. The question
judge asked was:

Are you pleading guilty?

Everyone in the court room laughed,
even the judge. Fortunately for
the deaf person, the judge, knowing
he didn’t understand the question,
changed it from guilty to not guilty!

 

— hearing person has reason to love captions

A hearing person has a big reason for
captions. He loves to watch iPad
shows while in bed with his wife.
He turns on captions because he did
not want to wake up his wife who
is sleeping! This is another example
of a Deaf Device that helps the
hearing.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Edison’s 400 lightbulbs
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/26/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 27 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 27, 2016

— deaf has a best way to show cops

In Michigan, there is a new communications card that tells the cops
how to communicate with the deaf. The card has two sides –
one side tells the cops the person is deaf and has icons
(Interpreter, Texting, No lip-read, etc) that the deaf
person can point to. The other side has icons for the
cops to point to (license, insurance card, registration
card, etc). Is it perfect? Hope so because different
agencies agreed with the design. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/two-sided-cop-communications-card/

 

— Hot Sauce competitor

The 2nd Annual California Hot Sauce Expo 2016 ended last
week. One of the competing hot sauce makers is Rasool,
who is deaf. High River Sauces, the host of this expo,
received over 100 entries, some from Panama, Australia,
New Zealand and Mexico. Not every one can enter the
competition, as the cut-off number of entries is 36.
It shows how serious the hot sauce competition is,
hence a great honor for a deaf competitor to be entered.

 

— not enough

A deaf person was arrested in Minnesota. He asked for
an interpreter; the cops refused to get him an
interpreter, but communicated with him through
notepad and pen. The judge said notepad and pen
is not enough, and that he must be given an
interpreter, and awarded him $30,000. This
$30,000 is really a joke because half of it
goes to his attorney!

 

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

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

06/26/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 June 2016

DeafDigest Gold – June 26, 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

ASL, Incorporated

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-asl-inc/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ada-hurts/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/heavy-demand-for-interpreters/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/behind-deaf-back/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/attacking-asl-deaf/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
Movie captioner, early years movies
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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New Superstore Catalog at Harris Communications

The new Harris Communications’ Book and DVD Superstore catalog is now
available! Find book and DVD titles that will educate, inspire or
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Some new products include:

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reclaim her stolen identity.

“Learn American Sign Language”, an ultimate guide to learning
American Sign Language.

“In the Can”, a new DVD from ASL Films about an aspiring young
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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/we-often-do-that/

look at the picture; this is something all
deaf people do, re ASL or oral or hard of hearing!

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Top stories about the deaf:

A social service agency in Dubai was written up
in the newspapers for successfully placing deaf
clients in full time jobs.

Babylynn Mukila, a young deaf Kenyan woman, recently
won the Miss Tourism Mombasa County pageant. She
just won her second pageant – Deaf Miss Tourism Mombasa.

More educators rely on videos in the classroom, and
they are more aware of captions. This was the issue
raised at a national educators’ convention.

Three deaf Brits have been arrested, accusing
of scamming the government of £1m, on fraudulent
disability claims.

The delegates at the Japanese National Conference of the Deaf passed a resolution encouraging the
government to take sign language communications
seriously.

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WE HATE WHEN IT HAPPENS
Often teachers and interpreters talk about the deaf
student – behind the deaf student’s back.
Deaf students see it happen all the time and they
hate it.
If the teacher and the interpreter has to talk
about the deaf student, they should talk in private
not behind the student’s back.
This is bad manners that teachers and interpreters
not aware of!

youtube video with text
http://deafdigest.com/videos/behind-deaf-back/

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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.

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

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EVERYTHING AGAINST THE ASL DEAF?
Is everything against the ASL deaf? We
are talking about CI people, oral people,
Cued Speech people, Signing Essential
English people, lip-reading people, etc?
What does this say? That non-ASL
deaf people have their own serious problems
and try to attack the ASL deaf!

youtube video with text
http://deafdigest.com/videos/attacking-asl-deaf/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Following the fireworks in the sky is a difficult task for a person who has Usher Syndrome.

You can try viewing fireworks with a funnel from your kitchen, with the wide opening over your eye.

A suggestion to help DeafBlind people enjoy fireworks is to use haptics.

Simply use the back of the DeafBlind person (with their permission), and try to follow the fireworks.

Do your best to show what the fireworks look like.  This will also help us follow the fireworks in the sky.

Our back can be your map of the sky use on the lower middle of the back looking up!

Now, you have a week to practice! Happy Independence Day!

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
section

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Oklahoma, Rylee Reinertson, so, men’s golf

his profile is at:

http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31000&ATCLID=209701888

How does he compare with his teammates?

He only competed in 6 of his team’s 13 events; his 73.76 average
is the 5th best on the team of 9 golfers; his best finish was
a tie for 20th, the 6th best finish among the golfers this season.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Bundesliga youth team player Simon Ollert is the only player with profound hearing loss playing professional soccer in any of the German-speaking countries. He is 19 years old.

Hopefully he will move up to professional soccer ranks within a year or two

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf baseball club on two summer tours
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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Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 26 June 2016

DeafDigest Blue – June 26, 2016

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 20th year

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

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/shy-hearing-person-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-person-with-artificial-finger/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-house/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/comparing-asl/

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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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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/picture-that-we-hate/

this picture comes with a true story

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Delores Alice Miller, League City, TX that departed us.
Born in Louisiana she moved to the Washington, DC
area where she led an interesting and varied
life – Gallaudet student and then attending
the International Culinary Arts and Institute.
After working as chef for several years she
then became a certified Deaf Interpreter/Deaf Advocate with the Defense Mapping Agency
before retiring and moving to Texas.

Top stories about the deaf:

A crowd of 30,000 disabled people, many of them
deaf, staged a protest in India, presenting
19 demands. They were backed by thirty
organizations serving the deaf and the
disabled.

The Deaf community in Glasgow, Scotland is in
mourning over the death of a popular deaf woman.
She disappeared after attending a deaf event.
A massive search found her dead in the water.

A group of sign language students at Toyo University
in Japan created a set of new signs for high tech
words and phrases, while working with the
State Corporation Japan Aerospace Exploration
and Research and Development Agency. It is tantamount to NASA asking a local university
to create new signs for words in space
and astronomy.

JoAnn Benfield has been appointed director of
Gallaudet University Regional Center-South
at Austin Community College (ACC), Riverside Campus.

A newspaper said that Utah is a top employment
attraction for interpreters, thanks to strong
ASL programs in schools and colleges.

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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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Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts required.

For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

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

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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DEAF HOUSE IS IMPORTANT
For the deaf parents, a Deaf House is very
important.
They can see what their children are doing
(jumping, running around, banging on tables,
fighting with each other, etc).
Hearing parents can hear. Deaf parents
can’t hear. This is the reason for the
Deaf House!

youtube video with text
http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-house/

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When you go to the doctor’s office..make your visit go more smoothly!

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

http://www.healthbridges.info/?page_id=36

Please remember to like us on Facebook

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The HealthBridges Team

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ASL IN DEAF SCHOOL AND ASL IN MAINSTREAMED SCHOOLS
Is ASL used by the deaf at deaf schools better
than ASL used by the deaf at mainstreamed programs?
Many deaf people would say yes, deaf school ASL
is better.
Not always true. There are many deaf school
students that don’t sign well and there are also
mainstreamed students that sign ASL beautifully!
Do not always assume one ASL is better than other.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In 1982, even more “firsts” took place with regard to CART and captioning. This was the first time a deaf attorney ever argued a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. Michael Chatoff argued on behalf of a deaf girl from New York in the case of Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Amy Rowley.

Because the Supreme Court does not hear live testimony, they do not normally have court reporters present. As a result, this was also the first time a court reporter was brought into the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court permitted CART technology to aid the deaf lawyer. Mr. Chatoff, who could speak but not hear, communicated with the Justices of the Supreme Court during oral arguments by reading their questions from the CART display and then speaking back to them.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The FCC enacted a ruling that relay operators must stay
with a call for ten minutes before switching to another
relay operator.
What does an administrator of an interpreting agency
have to say about it?
The administrator said:

Hoorah! The relay operators were switching calls too
frequently for one reason or another (leaving for lunch,
leaving for the day, going to the restroom, etc). We
have been telling the FCC that we are professionals and
know our jobs and to give us the ability to use our
professional judgment and find the best match. The FCC
has finally listened to us

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Could a junior college student serve as the lead
engineer of a NASA team that is conducting a
series of microgravity experiments? Let us
revise this question a bit – could a deaf
engineer serve as the lead engineer? Yes,
Eric Shear, who is deaf and relies on his
interpreters, attends Tacoma Community College
in Washington. Part of the newspaper story
read like this:

He is leading a team of engineers on a microgravity
experiment at NASA at the Johnson Space Center in
Houston.

Shear wants to enroll at a 4-year college,
majoring in aeronautical engineering.

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DeafDigest – 24 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 24, 2016

— a bear on deaf school campus

Bears are everywhere, and not just always in the
woods. One such bear strayed on the campus of
the Kentucky School for the Deaf. Danville people
were alarmed. Fortunately, the bear went back
to the woods. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife
said the bear was just looking for “free food” and
finding none, went back “home”! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bear-on-deaf-school-campus/

 

— Deaf British Brexit Fear

The Brits voted for Brexit. What is the Deaf
British Brexit Fear? That the new European
Accessibility Act will not apply to them.
This act promises full sign language rights
for the European deaf. What will the
British government do with it? Will
the government ignore it or support it?
We will not know for the next 2-3 years
until the British government makes up its
mind!

 

— Bad, bad Chicago law

Chicago had a law that banned disabled people
from walking on the city streets. This
law also included the deaf. A joke? No,
in 1881, alderman James Peevey proposed
this law and it passed. For 93 years this
law continued on the books – until it
was repealed in 1974! Did the cops
really enforce the law to block the
deaf from using the sidewalks? No.
At least one less law insulting the
deaf has been removed.

 

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

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

06/19/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 23, 2016

— Deaf Art: Deaf Hands

In the early eighties, the NAD commissioned deaf portrait
artist William Sparks to do a painting of late deaf leader
Frederick C. Schreiber. One of the first things Sparks asked
for were pictures of Schreiber’s hands, saying it was
the key to the planned portrait. Hands? Well, there was
a story today of Jennifer Nelson, Gallaudet professor of
English, who is doing a summer residence-in-training in
Deaf Art in Minnesota. She said the same thing that Sparks
said years ago – Hands are important to deaf people. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hands-important-to-deaf/

 

— the hearing car salesman was a jerk

This is a true story. A deaf man entered an automobile
dealership, looking to buy a new car. The deaf man
agreed on the price of the new car and was ready to
sign papers. The salesman led the deaf man to the
office of the sales manager. The salesman who liked
to joke around, said something innapropriate about
the deaf, thinking the deaf man wasn’t watching him.
The deaf man saw the sales manager’s weird body
language (in reaction to the inappropriate joke),
suddenly turned his head and lipread these words.
What happened? The deaf man walked out, without
signing papers – and the salesman lost his sale!

 

— hiring only the deaf

Todd Hubbard is a deaf architect in Louisiana,
owning his own archictural firm. He works
with metal structures in buildings and houses,
and is currently working on a restaurant building.
His policy is simple – hire the deaf. If they
want to work hard, he will hire them.

 

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

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

06/19/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 22, 2016

— making it big at a major Italian modeling event

Honors never stop coming Nyle’s way. He recently
modeled a line of Giorgio Armani clothes on a catwalk
in Milan, Italy. This modeling event is considered
to be one of the most important in the world. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/nyle-on-catwalk-in-milan/

 

— tricks with job application

A deaf person revealed his trick for filling out a
job application form. Instead of mentioning his
deafness, he wrote that he knew sign language.
Another one is to bring your own interpreter
instead of taking a risk with an inexperienced
interpreter that is a stranger to you. Another
trick is to never discuss “ADA requirements”
because these employers know it but may be
very defensive about it. Will these tricks
work? It worked for that deaf person, but
it may not work for others!

 

— a surprise with statistics

One state ran a set of employment statistics and
found out that it has 14 times more relay
operators as compared with other states. These
stats were based on 1,000 employees per job
description. This state is Utah and which is
where the world’s biggest relay operation is
located. Do statistics tell the truth or do
statistics lie? Possibly a bit of both!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— patents employee to the rescue
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/19/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 21, 2016

— a deaf owned brewery

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned Richard Emerson, a
deaf owner of a restaurant in Dunedin, New Zealand.
He just opened doors to a new $25 million brewery.
While we have a list of deaf-owned restaurants,
a deaf-owned brewery is probably a first. Patrons
entering this place will be able to order meals
at the same time order beers straight out of
the brewery. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-owned-brewery/

 

— another deaf pharmacist

Samantha Hert, who is deaf but speaks orally, just
graduated from the South College’s School of Pharmacy
in Tennessee. We do not have that many deaf
pharmacists in the world – as discrimination is very
strong in the medical field. Hopefully Samantha will
find a job at a pharmacy and be able to serve deaf
patients, especially those that use ASL.

 

— Flashlight basketball

Flashlight basketball, as in playing basketball at
night without lights? No.

The referee uses the flashlight to tell deaf players
that play has stopped because of a foul.

Silly? Impossible? Weird?

Well, the referees in India used the flashlight
in a recent basketball game among deaf players.

It more or less is an experiment.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Civil War, deaf fact or myth
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/19/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 20 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 20, 2016

— young deaf man wants a military career

During the Civil War, we had many deaf fighters
on both sides – the North and the South. Since then,
it became impossible for the deaf to serve in
the military. Trying to convince the Pentagon
that the deaf can fight is Cole Moore, who is deaf.
He served in his high school Naval JROTC program,
rising to the second in command. He has asked
U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-2nd District (NC)
to use her political influence to help him enroll.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-wants-to-serve-in-military/

 

— deaf banned as immigrants

In one nation, the immigration law, in part, says:

“bans the entry of any person who is deaf and dumb
or deaf and blind, or dumb and blind”

It is Belize, a small Central American nation.
Keep in mind Belize has deaf people, but they
are native-born, not naturalized citizens.

 

— federal judge turns down Indiana’s discrimination

Last week Indiana appealed the ruling which said the
state discriminated against a deaf person by refusing
to give him an interpreter during a child custody
case. Indiana appealed – and the federal judge ruled
against Indiana. Will Indiana go to the Supreme
Court, claiming that their judge that discriminated
was correct with it? This may be important, so lets’
hope Indiana gives up and goes away.

 

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

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

06/19/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 19 June 2016

DeafDigest Gold – June 19, 2016

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Guide Dog

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/voice-911-better/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/know-nothing-tragedy/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ada-hurts/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/heavy-demand-for-interpreters/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
Dental Association, state president, deaf person
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Some new products include:

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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

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Top stories about the deaf:

There is a growing concern that deaf owners of
private residences run into mortgage modification
problems because of communication problems –
and as a consequence they may have paid the
price.

How many interpreters in Oman, an Arab nation?
Just six serving deaf population of 15,000.
This was the issue brought up by the government.

ARIS has established a driving school program
for the deaf, saying it is the first time in
France.

Tigo Bolivia ia the leading mobile provider
in Bolivia – and they announced sign language
services for its deaf customers.

India has finally acknowledged the communication
problems of some deaf individuals that do not
know sign language or have adequate reading and writing skills. In the past it was assumed
all deaf people can sign.

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ADA HURT ONE DEAF BANKER
Years ago, before ADA became a law
there was a deaf man who was the branch
manager of a bank.
He was the boss; employees reported to
him, and he made all the local banking
decisions.
Then came the ADA, and he lost his
job! Why?
The bank felt he would be too
expensive (interpreters, CART
equipment, video equipment, etc) and
they pushed him into early retirement
with a good retirement pay. He is still
very bitter about it.
ADA worth it? You decide!

youtube video with captions
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HEAVY DEMAND FOR INTERPRETERS
We have many requests for interpreters. We do not
have enough interpreters.
An interpreting agency director said she left her
office one afternoon for a lunch break. When she came
back, she turned on the answering machine and received
twenty interpreting requests.
This is not a big city agency, but a mid-sized
city!

youtube video with captions
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I walk frequently to keep myself healthy.  A walk a day keeps the doctor away!

I live in a rural part of Vermont where there are no sidewalks or crosswalks.

I tend to go after “rush hour” meaning less traffic or rushing vehicles!

Without a crosswalk, people are not very sensitive to seeing my white cane!

My vision is like putting on a funnel from the kitchen cabinet, placing the large opening on your eyes.

That is how much I see and glare reduces it even more!

After a few cars pass by, finally someone stops to let me cross.

I try to view the license plate to find out if it is a Vermonter or an out of stater!

It is easy because Vermont plates are green and most out of state plates are white.

Surprisingly,  it seems that most of the drivers that stopped are from out of state!

Now I have a story or two to tell my State Legislature!

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:

Newberry – Danton Hyman, fr, baseball

his profile is at:
http://www.newberrywolves.com/bs/roster/2015-16/3773/danton-hyman/

statistics:

he is a very good contact hitter, but lacks power

Batting average – .326 (42 hits in 129 at bats)
Games played – played 45 games, starting 41 (team played 53 games)
power stats – no homers, 21 ribbies (second lowest among core starters)

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

ABA ADDS DEAF PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Indianapolis, IN.  The American Basketball Association (ABA) today
announced that it has added the Texas .ATX. Warriors to its huge expansion
for the upcoming season. The team will be based in Austin, TX.   .I cannot
tell you how excited we are to add the Warriors to our roster of teams,.
stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman.  .In a league where diversification and
inclusion reign, it is fitting that the ABA adds a team made up of
excellent players who also happen to be hearing impaired.  As was recently
shown on .Dancing with the Stars,. there is no limit to what people can do
when they put their hearts to it..

Jose Amador is the Co-Executive Chairman and Head Coach of the Warriors
that were founded in 2014.  He serves on the Southwest Basketball
Association of the Deaf (SWBAD) Board of Executives for the four year.
His record as a head coach is outstanding and he has won several
championships.  A graduate from the Texas School for the Deaf, he attended
Kingwood College and has been involved with many organizations in high
school and college playing football, basketball,m tennis, track, sand
volleyball and baseball and was 4 times football National Deaf Prep
Champions.

Dwight Brewington is Co-Executive Chairman/Assistant Coach and player.  He
was the founder of Active Skills Basketball Training in Boston MA and has
helped over 40 players into prep school, and college.  Brewington was MVP
in regional tournaments including the New England Athletic Association of
the Deaf and Southwest Basketball Association of the Deaf and will be
playing in his first season with the Warriors. He also played 8 years on
pro leagues in Israel, Mexico,Slovakia, Canada, NBA D-League and the ABA.
.We are very pleased and proud to be a part of the ABA,. stated Amador.
.We expect to be very competitive and hope to use our team as an
inspiration for all deaf people worldwide..

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Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf in roller derby
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DeafDigest – 19 June 2016

DeafDigest Blue – June 19, 2016

Blue Edition
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http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/toner-mess-up/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/scary-medical-gestures/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/shy-hearing-person-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-person-with-artificial-finger/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf Diplomat, US Foreign Service http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/texas-atx-warriors/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf West’s Broadway production of Spring Awakening has dedicated its revived play to the victims of
the Orlando tragedy.

The Gifu Prefecture in Japan reached agreement
with deaf agencies on emergency communication
needs in case of emergencies and disasters.

A lawsuit has been filed in Arizona, saying that
Deaf 911 system is inadequate, in that messages
reach the emergency dispatch center through a
third party, thus wasting valuable emergency
response time.

Cuba is sort of a third-world nation – but
its doctors have performed 360 CI operations.
This was the big story the Cuban press wanted
to tell the world.

There is a problem that surfaced at St. John’s University in Newfoundland. The university
requires all students, deaf included, to take an audio English exam. Deaf students
filed protests with this requirement.
The university is not willing to make
adjustments to accommodate deaf students.

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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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HARD TO READ HEARING FACES
Is it hard to read a hearing face? A hearing person
may be a snob, or very talkative or something.
A deaf person may often misread the hearing face
not knowing who he really is.
That hearing person may be really very shy and
other hearing people knows that, yet deaf person
did not realize it!

youtube video with text
http://deafdigest.com/videos/shy-hearing-person-with-deaf/

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youtube video with captions

A DEAF INVENTOR IN FLORIDA
Dan Didrick, of Florida, is a deaf inventor.
He knows how to build many things as a craftsman.
One day he saw his deaf friend without a
finger and knew he could not sign ASL very
well without full five fingers on both hands.
Didrick invented an artificial finger
for the deaf man and won a US patent for it.

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-person-with-artificial-finger/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Our nation experienced more great tragedies this week, one of them
being the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. Many, many people
from all walks of life were affected by the tragic events that took
place in Florida. We are beginning to hear the names of heroes and
people who risked their lives to save others, and their contributions
are being recognized.

As the sad and dreadful details of these events continued to emerge,
news coverage around the world was focused on a nightclub in Orlando.
We are so grateful for those who responded to this emergency and
helped those in need.

As we reflect on the occurrences of these past few days, we also
might want to think about the contribution that captioners across the
country made in response to the horrific massacre and other deadly
events. They provided access to the millions of Americans who
required captioning in order to fully understand what was taking
place.

Thank you to those captioners who went above and beyond to write with
tears streaming down their faces, lumps in their throats, and heavy
hearts as they provided continuous coverage of these events. They
stories that became too difficult for them to deal with. They may never know whose lives they touched.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Now, because of a lawsuit settlement, investment
firm Morgan Stanley will accept relay calls from
deaf clients.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Disney is upset about the Mickey Mouse scam in
China. Street performers, not affiliated with
Disney, have been begging for money after
doing street skits. Disney is saying that three
such performers are deaf and are using their
deafness as reason to get money from tourists!
These tourists give money, thinking these
street performers were part of the Disney group.

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 17 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 17, 2016

— Putin and the deaf

Do we trust Russia’s Putin? Valery Rukhledev,
a deaf Russian activist, was appointed to the
United Nations Committee on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities. What is Putin
going to do if Rukhledev becomes too
demanding with the rights and needs of
the deaf, and the disabled? Or will he
be less demanding, actually scared of
Putin? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/united-nations-deaf-advocate/

 

— deaf and Deaf Crows

Deaf Crows? It is not a cultural group, but a
play featured at Thom Collegiate, a school
program in Regina, Saskatchewan. Hearing
kids, while growing up do not realize
the deaf cannot play Hide and Seek,
Telephone (a whispered message game
where children pass along a message
from one ear to another ear and so on),
and other such voice-based games.
To educate the hearing public on what
the deaf can do and can’t do, a play
called Deaf Crows has been produced and
shown at the school. It won newspaper
raves.

 

— deaf herbs

Many people believe that herbs, by using plants,
are great medicines. Some deaf people
talk about herbs. But do we have a deaf person
that owns a herbs clinic? There is one – in
Louth, a small town in United Kingdom. It
is owned and operated by Jane Dewis, a
deaf woman. According to people that work
with herbs, she is the only deaf herbalist
in Great Britain.

 

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

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

06/12/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 16 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 16, 2016

— afraid of new Colorado law

Colorado has a new law, requiring all police stations
to tape voice interviews between police and suspects
in certain felony cases. This is to prevent false
confessions. In the case of deaf suspects, interpreters’
voices, based on deaf responses, will also be taped.
DeafDigest is afraid that unqualified interpreters
may misinterpret what the deaf suspect said. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/police-voice-interviews-of-suspects/

 

— deaf arrested for dialing relay 911 in a domestic issue

Christine Stein, a deaf North Dakota woman, was arrested
after making a relay 911 call to deal with a domestic issue
involving a hearing person. Police arrived and instead
of helping with the incident, arrested her. No interpreter
was given her at any time. Eventually all charges
were dropped. She is still angry and has filed lawsuits
against several police and law agencies. She said she
wants to see that it never happens again to any
deaf person.

 

— voice in silent movies

MIT researchers are working on a project – to insert voice
in silent movies (from late 19th century thru the 1920’s).
They say voice quality is so “perfect” that today’s viewers
would not realize these were faked voices. What about captions
based on these faked voices? If hearing people can listen to
these “faked voices” then we have the right to watch these
captions based on faked voices!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Interpreter not available at sales presentation
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/12/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 15 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 15, 2016

— New Jersey taxi company hangs up 3 times on snowy night

A deaf woman had a relay service ask the Clifton Taxi
and Limousine Inc to pick her up. She normally takes
the bus but the night was snowing and the bus did not
arrive. The taxi company hung up on her three times;
the final hang up was with this comment – Please
stop calling. As a result the state of New Jersey
has filed a lawsuit on basis of discrimination.
See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/taxi-wont-pick-up-deaf-passenger/

 

— directory says 250 deaf-owned businesses across USA

There is a directory that lists deaf-owned businesses
across the USA; the count is 250. Do we have
that many deaf-owned businesses or are there
many, many other deaf-owned businesses that
are not listed in the directory? Very hard
to say. Many deaf people that work full
time at their day jobs also own their
own businesses that they operate during
their free time. Many deaf people sell
stuff for profit on Ebay and at auctions.
Would that qualify them as a deaf-owned
business? So many questions!

 

— Facebook captions

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg had an interview;
one of the questions he responded was that Facebook
could read postings and then convert these to
captions. DeafDigest has a question – what
would be the quality of these captions?
Perfect captions or sloppy captions?

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— TV death of deaf characters played by deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/12/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 14, 2016

— health and safety reasons in job discrimination

You apply for a job. You put down “deaf” on the
job application form – and the human resources
office say they cannot hire you because of
health and safety reasons! This is what huamn
resources director told the deaf applicant
that the insurance company requires – health
and aafety. It is job application discrimination.
See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/very-discriminatory-picture/

 

— a worry by a deaf newsgroup

A long-existing deaf newsgroup on Yahoo posted
a concern – that despite wealth of deaf-related
information, no one reads it – despite a high
number of subscribers. This group has blamed
faat-changing internet for the readership and
response decline!

 

— crooked deaf agency

The Kyrgyz Deaf Association in Kyrgyzstan was
given the responsibility by the government to
take care of 255 apartments for use by deaf
residents. When an apartment is vacant, the
agency is supposed to give it to the next
deaf person on the waiting list. This agency,
however, was not honest and gave the vacant
apartments to people not on the waiting
list! The government is not happy about it
and is investigating. Not known what the
punishment would be if the agency is found
guilty.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— job, unusual, for deaf King
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/12/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 13 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 13, 2016

— no respect for closed deaf school

A deaf school closed up 13 years ago. The building
has been vacant since then. No one protects the
abandoned property. As a result, it has been
vandalized. This closed school is in Great
Britain. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-respect-for-closed-deaf-school/

 

— many churches discriminate against the deaf

Do churches discriminate against the deaf? There
is a list of over 5,000 churches that do not
want to caption and have asked the FCC to
allow them NOT to caption. Discrimination?
Yes!

 

— abuse of deaf workers is common

DeafDigest mentioned several times that a deaf
foodcourt cleaner in Malaysia was verbally abused
by an angry woman. Her abuse went viral and everyone
supported the deaf cleaner. It was later learned
that deaf food cleaners are often abused by hearing
people – but these abuses did not go viral except
for that one last week! They are abused because
they cannot communicate and these hearing people
get angry.

 

 

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

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

06/12/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 12 June 2016

DeafDigest Gold – June 12, 2016

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

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Old Fogey

Born Again

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-born-again/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-fear-deaf-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/voice-911-better/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/know-nothing-tragedy/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
Artist, deaf artist, wildlife stamps 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:
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/friendship-signs/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Birthday gifts given to children in Shintoku-cho,
a small Japanese island, are made out of wood
and built by a crew of deaf people.

The FCC is asking that real-time text replace
the old fashioned TTY as the latest telephone
technology for the deaf.

Good news for deaf residents of Hawaii.
James Kunane Tokioka has decided to run again
for 6th term in the legislative body of
Hawaii. His son is deaf and he has pushed
for bills that would help the deaf.

A video was produced, celebrating the 140th
anniversary of the Rochester School for
the Deaf. The video is at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BvLmcHUOc4c

Fishburne’s, a legendary general store
in Waynesboro, VA, was written up in a
newspaper story this week. It said that
Lynn Carter, a deaf man, was the store
greeter, forever welcoming customers
for years right up through the seventies.

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TEXT 911 VS VOICE 911
During an emergency, which is best – Text 911
or Voice 911?
Voice 911 is best, but deaf people cannot use
it.
An advocate said if a hearing person is available,
then do use him to make that Voice 911 call.

youtube video with text
http://deafdigest.com/videos/voice-911-better/

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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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NOT UNDERSTANDING A TRAGEDY
There was a tragedy at one apartment
building. The deaf man saw people running
up and down the hall. He also saw a woman
crying and slamming her fists on the floor.
The cops and EMT people were also running
up and down the hall.
Hearing neighbors saw it all and knew
what was going on.
The deaf person, seeing it all, did not
know what was going on – because no one
told him that someone died.

youtube video with text
http://deafdigest.com/videos/know-nothing-tragedy/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Prepping for an event and finding travel options are time consuming tasks.

I wanted to attend an Alumni reunion event. The wife is working.

I made numerous efforts to find SSPs and transportation for the day.

It was much tougher than I thought it would be.  This was not a pleasant experience for me.

I finally found a ride and Alumni arranged interpreters and SSP services for me.

My ride asked my wife, “I wonder if he has SSP at Alumni or for dinner?”

Wow, this impacted me and would impact any DeafBlind person.

This lovely person giving me a ride was worried about whether

giving me a ride meant they would not be able to talk to their friends.

It is best is to ask the DeafBlind person directly.  I always look to having services so that I can make independent decisions at events.

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:

Monmouth – Carly Sane, jr, women’s lacrosse

her profile is at:
http://www.monmouthhawks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209319169&DB_OEM_ID=14300

as for statistics, she played 18 of her team’s 20 games but with
zero starts. She scored 9 goals and assisted on one goal.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Javious Faulk, Florida Tarpons, X-League Indoor Football

after playing several seasons of indoor football, he is not
playing this season. Apparently he has retired from this sport.

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Deaf Sports Collections update

— Indy 500 races, deaf involved
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mainstreamed athletes

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DeafDigest – 12 June 2016

DeafDigest Blue – June 12, 2016

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafteller/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/toner-mess-up/
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— Physician snap decisions
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Hot Summer Sale at Harris Communications

Enjoy your summer with a hot new book from Harris Communications. We
have books for all age groups that are perfect for summer reading.
For a limited time only, save 15% off of selected titles!

“Backspace” is a fast-paced novel about a deaf doctoral student who
investigates a decades old murder-now only $6.79 (reg. $7.99).

“Hurt Go Happy” is about a young girl who was not able to learn sign
language. Her world begins to open when she meets a doctor and his
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“The Mitten String” is a beautifully illustrated children’s book
about a girl who knits, a deaf woman, and a piece of blue yarn-now
only $15.29 (reg. $17.99).

Sale ends June 30, 2016.

Find many more titles on our website!

Remember, Harris has free ground shipping for any orders within the
contiguous U.S.

To see all our hot summer reads, go to:
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Top stories about the deaf:

Japan has a law – name of the law is lengthy –
Law for the Elimination of Discrimination of Persons with Disabilities. As a result, Akashi-shi, a city
in the western part of Japan, is giving financial
subsidies to its deaf citizens (sort of SSDI).

Turmoil is going on at TAFE, a vocational and technical
college in Australia. Deaf students are angry that
their academic and guidance advisers were laid
off by the administration in a cut cutting move.

Deaf Shark Tank? It took place at Gallaudet this
week. Will we find deaf Bill Gates and deaf
Mark Zuckerberg and deaf Kevin Plank (Under Armour)?

The deaf that live in Isle of Man, a tiny island
nation between England and Ireland, have been
provided TV captions for the first time.

UNIQLO is a retail clothing chain in Japan.
And for the first time this chain hired
a deaf woman to be an assistant store manager.

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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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CHANGING THE PRINTER TONER
A printer in a computer room needed a new toner.
A hearing woman, with no real experience, struggled
with the toner.
A deaf man saw it all and knew how to put in a
new toner, but he kept quiet and stayed back.
Reason is that if he butts in and tries to help
the hearing woman, she may scream “assault and
battery” because she does not know how to communicate
with the deaf.
As a result, the woman messed up and ruined the
new toner!

youtube video with text
http://deafdigest.com/videos/toner-mess-up/

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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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SCARY GESTURES AT DOCTOR’S OFFICE
A deaf man brought his hearing wife to the
doctor’s office for a routine operation.
The wife entered the operating room and
the door was shut. The deaf man had to wait
outside.
Suddenly a medical assistant came out of
the room (but quickly shut the door). She
was gesturing with another medical assistant.
It was not sign language but the gestures looked
like if the wife had problems during the
operation.
Hearing people in the waiting room could
hear the conversation. Deaf person in the
waiting room was scared something serious
happened to the wife.
Fortunately the operation was fine.

youtube video with text
http://deafdigest.com/videos/scary-medical-gestures/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In 1982, the first realtime closed captioning of a television program
was done by the National Captioning Institute. Before that, all
closed captioning had been done using a preprogrammed or prescripted
method. There had always been a delay in order to allow time for the
captions to be prepared.

With the first realtime captioning, it meant that the captioning
could be done live as the event was occurring. The first realtime
captions were part of an Academy Awards presentation that had been
kept secret so no captions could be prepared ahead of time.

Later that same year, on October 11, 1982, probably the most
important event in television closed captioning took place when ABC’s
nationally televised “World News Tonight” was captioned as it was
being broadcast live. This was the first national news show that was
captioned live as it was taking place.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned Evelyn
Glennie refusing to have her “Touch the
Sound” film captioned despite her deafness.
A clarification is in order. It was not
her that refused to have captions; it was the
director that refused – when the film first
came out.
Fortunately David Pierce, who wanted to show
the film at the Deaf Movies Festival on August
18-19, 2006 in Sequin, Texas, talked the
director into captioning it.
And besides the DVD has captions on it.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

PlasticsSA is working with the Whisper Boat Building Academy
in South Africa to train thirty deaf individuals on
boat-building. It is with the hope that these trained
deaf individuals would eventually find employment in the
boat building field. Said a spokesperson:

There is a tremendous shortage of skilled labour in the
boat building industry; the deaf students are a welcome
relief in this shortage

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DeafDigest – 10 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 10, 2016

 
— hearing maintenance people cannot read

A deaf woman, bothered by pest control people that
barge into her apartment unanounced, posted a
sign that said:

High Risk! Asthma, deaf tenant – do not treat or enter

Not surprisingly these pest control people still
entered her apartment, ignoring the sign. In fact,
she was taking a shower one time when they barged
in. As a result, she is filing a lawsuit on
invasion of privacy. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/maintenance-people-cant-read/

 

— sort of Schedule A in a city

Deaf federal government employees know what Schedule A
means. It allows deaf applicants to get government
jobs faster, and ahead of, hearing applicants.
In Taguig, a city in the the Philippines, the
government sort of has a Schedule A for
deaf job applicants. The government has made
hiring of the deaf a high priority.

 

— another Nyle

Nyle already won two big TV contests. Are we having
another one? D.J. Demers, who is deaf and from
Canada, has advanced to the next round in
TV’s America’s Got Talent. One judge said
he has been performing great, much better
than other contestants.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Deaf Culture disagreement by controversial person
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/05/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 09 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 9, 2016

 

— a look at a Deaf Town

What would a Deaf Town look like? Take a look at
the picture at:

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

 

— USA’s #1 pro-deaf legislator

We have a handful of state legislators that
are very strong supporters of rights and needs
of the deaf. Most legislators make promises
of deaf support and rights but really don’t
do much about it. The #1 legislator is
James Kunane Tokioka, of Hawaii. He has
a deaf son and it is the reason for his
bills that support the deaf. DeafDigest
editor is mentioning it because he just
decided to run again for his 6th term.

 

— another opportunity for Spring Awakening

The Spring Awakening play was supposed to be
closed for good. But because of Tony Awards,
the play production people were able to get
enough funding to revive the play. This is
great news for the deaf that love deaf-plays.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— National Leadership Program at CSUN
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/05/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 08 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 8, 2016

— deaf man living in a doll house

Are we comfortable living in a “doll house” that
measures just 84 square feet. In other words
it is just over 9 feet by 9 feet! Well,
Ryder Patton, a deaf man, quit his job as
teacher at Washington School for the Deaf,
to learn carpentry at Green River College.
He plans to build his own doll house and then
to advocate the idea of living in it.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-man-and-dog-living-in-tiny-house/

 

— Indiana Attorney General supports discrimination

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Indiana does
not discriminate against the deaf. Yet he has appealed
the federal court ruling which said the local judge
discriminated against the deaf by refusing to provide
him with an interpreter in a court case. Does Zoeller
understand what ADA means?

 

— the deaf and the wheelchair

A top American deaf athlete, who does not want to be
identified, told DeafDigest editor of an airport
incident. He told the person behind the check-in
counter that he was deaf. He immediately was
given a wheelchair! He declined the wheelchair,
of course!

 

 

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

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

06/05/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 07 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 7, 2016

— great news for deaf man insulted and yelled at

There wasa story about a foodcourt deaf cleaner
who was yelled and insulted by a crazy hearing
woman. He quit his job – but quickly received
job offers from other restaurants! His boss wanted
to keep him, but this incident was too traumatic
for him. He is now looking over these several
job offers. different picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/smiling-deaf-person/

 

— a cruel mess-up at hearing college

A.N. Shankari, a young deaf woman, is a student at
Mahatma Gandhi University in India. She handed
in a term paper. The professor lost it and asked
her to write it again. She did, and again, the
professor told her the same thing. Fishy?
She argued with the university and they won’t
help her, telling her she has to pay for a
third term paper! Frustrated, she quit college.
Was the professor playing games with her
because of her deafness? Won’t be surprised since
India discriminates heavily against the deaf.

 

— the deaf and the world’s most famous people

Do mention Princess Diana, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey
and Jennifer Lopez; they’re all world famous. They
have stayed at a hotel owned by a deaf man in Rome,
Italy. A hotel/travel web site ran a story on Roberto
Wirth that owns and operates Hassler Roma. This hotel
has been annually ranked as one of the world’s top
5 hotels. Wirth went to American School for the Deaf,
Gallaudet and NTID while younger. He is fluent in
both ASL and in Italian Sign Language.

 

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

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

06/05/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 06 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 6, 2016

 

— yelling and insults at a deaf food court cleaner

At a food court in Malaysia, a table cleaner is deaf.
He cleaned out a table, thinking the hearing woman
was finished with her food. The woman got angry
and screamed at the deaf man. His boss came over,
explaining cleaner’s deafness. The woman got angrier,
shouting that that deaf people have no rights to jobs
and should be street beggars. This incident was captured
on video that went viral. The woman also said she
was important, involved with local government
activities. The woman’s enemies attacked her with
hate comments, saying she was a liar and mentally
unstable. The deaf cleaner, humiliated by the
incident, is quitting his job. While the woman
apologized two days later, the damage was done.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/crazy-woman-yells-at-deaf-man/

 

— bouncer tells deaf group to go away

The bouncer at a nightclub at Adelaide, in
Australia, refused to allow a deaf group to
enter the building. The angry deaf group said
the bouncer was abusive and made fun of their
deafness. The nightclub management defended
the bouncer, saying he was right, while
at the same time, denying that discrimination
took place. The Adelaide civil rights group is
looking into it. The deaf group and the nightclub
both have accused each other of not telling
the truth. Anyway this incident went viral.

 

— deaf know nothing about a big change

Hearing people that enter department stores
and supermarkets and other stores hate
one thing – piped-in music. Doesn’t bother
the deaf. Anyway Marks and Spencer, a
big retail store chain in Great Britain
that sells “everything” has stopped
piped-in music. The management said
it really has no value for shoppers.
It is something that the deaf people
know nothing about!

 

— a job fair for the deaf in Boston area

THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF
Framingham, MA (Greater Boston area)

Reminder that the Job Fair is TODAY, JUNE 6TH at
The Learning Center for the Deaf!!!

Please stop by from 6pm to 8pm in the ECC Garden
Level. There will be light refreshments and a chance
to earn $500 if you are hired for a position at TLC!
We look forward to seeing you!

A flyer is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

(just scroll down until you see that flyer)

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— top secret profession, deaf employee
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/05/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 06 June 2016

DeafDigest Gold – June 5, 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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http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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Old Fogey

Who’s More Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-whos-more-deaf/

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-fear-deaf-gestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/

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

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Hot Summer Reads at Harris Communications

Enjoy your summer with a hot new book from Harris Communications. We
have books for all age groups that are perfect for summer reading.

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“Hurt Go Happy” is about a young girl who was not able to learn sign
language. Her world begins to open when she meets a doctor and his
baby chimpanzee-only $9.99.

“The Mitten String” is a beautifully illustrated children’s book
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Find many more titles on our website!

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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/the-new-jughead/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A federal judge ruled that a local judge in Indianapolis
discriminated against a deaf man for refusing to give
him an interpreter during a child custody case.

Belgium has closed down the TV Teletext services,
but with one exception – Teletext captions will
continue for the benefit of deaf viewers. Years
ago CBS wanted to launch Teletext services
for everybody. It flopped badly.

A thief stole a 4-year old child’s CI. Few
days later the thief returned the CI, realizing
it may have no value on the Black Market!

There have been complaints in Wisconsin about
the state not providing services for the deaf.

Gallaudet’s network of interpreter training
programs at local community colleges have
been increased from four to five schools.

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FEAR OF GESTURES, NOT FEAR OF DEAF
A hearing person has no fear with the deaf;
always writing notes back and forth. Very friendly
with the deaf.
But that hearing person is scared when a deaf
person uses simple gestures.
This is strange!

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-fear-deaf-gestures/

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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.

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

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youtube video with captions

A FRUSTRATED DEAF ENGINEER
A deaf man earned a degree in engineering at a hearing
university. He had no luck finding a good job in engineering,
and was forced to work in low paying jobs.

He said:

Communications is the problem. Engineers work together as a
team and they communicate all the time. They won’t write
on paper for me or use gestures with me.

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Now we are spending more time outdoors for various reasons.

Children tend to have toys to use outdoors and are having a grand time!

When play time is over, the toys still are on the lawn, decks and driveways.

Oh, watch out!  This DeafBlind man needs to navigate the course!

There is need to remind children and others to be sure things are put away.

For a very good reason….safety!  I have plenty of scars to prove it to you!

Happy Summer!

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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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

Long Beach State – Ryan Manoogian, jr,  men’s volleyball

his profile is at:
http://www.longbeachstate.com/sports/m-volley/mtt/ryan_manoogian_935430.html

as one can see from stats, he is very rarely, if any, used at all

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Deaf boxer Raymond Merrill has turned pro and
will be making his debut soon

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Football and cigars
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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that section

DeafDigest – 06 June 2016

DeafDigest Blue – June 5, 2016

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

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

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/hassle/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafteller/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-scam-alert/

a story comes with the picture

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Betty
Berg that departed us. A long time resident
of Washington, DC area and widow of legendary
Gallaudet track coach Tom Berg, she was a
long time sign language teacher at
Gallaudet. Her students ranged from prep
students that knew no ASL to several congressmen.

Top stories about the deaf:

Over 40 deaf Uber drivers in Quebec are worried
they would lose their jobs if province cannot
reach agreement with Uber regarding work rules.

Babelyn Mukila, who is deaf, won the Miss
Tourism Mombasa County pageant. This country
will be using her to promote tourism in these
parts of Kenya.

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission said
that the province does not provide basic services
for the deaf that do not live in the urban
centers. These families have been forced
to move out of their rural areas for that reason.

Banks in Kazakhstan have been accused of refusing
to loan money to the deaf.

In some parts of Australia, there is a scam
going on directed at auto mechanics. The
hearing person would pretend to be deaf and
have the interpreter speak to the mechanic
to verify his deafness. And before the
mechanic would realize it, he has already
been scammed out of his funds.

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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 COLLEGE OR HEARING COLLEGE
We have deaf students that attend Gallaudet,
RIT and CSUN. We also have deaf students that attend
hearing colleges everywhere.
At Gallaudet, classes are taught in ASL. At RIT and
CSUN, interpreters are available.
At hearing colleges, it is always a struggle. One
deaf graduate of a hearing college said it was always
a hassle.
Worth it to attend Gallaudet, RIT and CSUN or to
attend hearing college?
You decide!

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

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youtube video with captions

A BANK ROBBER AND A DEAF TELLER
This is a true story. A hearing bank robber went
to the teller window and whispered in her ear:

Give me all your money

The teller told him she is deaf and cannot hear
and asked him to write it down on piece of paper

The shocked bank robber ran away from the bank!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When realtime stenocaptioners and court reporters talk about their dictionaries, they are not talking about a standard dictionary that everyone uses.

Every captioner writes somewhat differently. Even though there are some similarities to all styles of writing on a steno machine, each captioner is taught a steno theory that will provide the foundation for the sounds and words that that captioner writes on the machine. Then the captioner chooses what entries work the best for him or her.

For instance, a captioner may hear the word “Sudoku” as “Suh . doe . coo” or “Soo . doe . coo.” Some people may even say “Soo . doo . coo.” The captioner would need to input it phonetically how he or she would write it on the machine.

There are a few different methods that a realtime captioner or court reporter can use to create and build the main dictionary and other job-related dictionaries that will be used in translating the text. Some schools offer pre-built personal dictionaries to students, and some software companies offer dictionary building kits. A captioner may take these and modify them to fit his or her writing style.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The lawsuit reached settlement regarding DVDs that
were marked as captioned but actually had no
captions.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A newspaper article about ADA rights with the deaf, said that
exchanging written notes with a sales clerk at a store to
discuss purchase of an item is OK. But in a doctor’s office,
if the deaf person’s medical situation is complicated, then
an interpreter should be required. There are other situations
that would be OK to use a TTY or a CART or a text messaging
system.

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DeafDigest – 03 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 3, 2016

— hearing sponsorship of a deaf team

KIYORA Kikuchi sells Nano Hydrogen Water Kiyorabi
in Japan. This company has sponsored the Japanese
national deaf women’s volleyball team. The front of
the team jerseys show the company’s name and logo.
Japanese deaf women are lucky because we don’t see
this happening with any of our deaf American teams!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/corporate-sponsorship-of-deaf-team/

 

— officially mute and dumb

In Namibia, the Statistics Agency (just like
our Census Bureau) has been officially calling
the deaf as mute and dumb. It says so in
the agency’s disability report. Disability
advocates are very angry about it.

 

— deaf agency possibly involved in a crime

A deaf agency is being investigated by police,
accused of hiring a hearing Russian woman
to sell lottery tickets as a fund raiser.
The police suspect the woman was “forced”
to sell tickets in order to make a living.
It is not happening in USA; the accused
agency is the Icelandic Association of the
Deaf in Reykjavík, Iceland!

 

 

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

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

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

 

DeafDigest – 02 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 2, 2016

 
— jumping from one side of fence to another side

It was learned that FCC has lost Deaf Community’s best
friend in Greg Hlibok. He has accepted a new position
with a relay provider. This is interesting – FCC has
reduced, on an annual basis, the payouts to these
relay providers – pushing a few out of business.
Now Greg is with a relay provider that is urging
FCC to raise, not reduce the rates. Will he succeed?
He did the impossible – orchestrating the Deaf
President Now rally that forced a stubborn hearing
educator out of her Gallaudet presidency. Another
miracle up in Greg’s sleeve? Hope so! A picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/historic-deaf-picture/

 

— a shocking finish to a TV program that will close

According to Hollywood spies, Switched at Birth, in
its last season of showing, will have a finish that
is shocking and unforgettable. What is it? Don’t know,
but it is still shocking, anyway!

 

— a most amazing deaf person

Faye Frez-Albrecht, who will be a Gallaudet junior
this coming fall, is a member of Galladuet women’s
swimming team. She just performed an amazing
feat – finishing in third place in her age
group at nation’s biggest Two-mile open water
swimming race in Virginia. Why is it amazing?
She is deaf-blind. To get ready for that big
meet, she trained with two Gallaudet swimming
coaches, and they swam together as a group
in that race. Unlike races in a swimming
pool, open water races are rough and physical.
Yet she survived and finished third in her
age category.

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 01 June 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, June 1, 2016

— airline iPads for deaf

The All Nippon Airways (Japan) are now using
iPads to communicate with deaf passengers,
both at the airline check-in counter and on
the airplanes. Announcements by flight
attendants and flight captains show up
on iPads that are shown to deaf passengers.
A perfect example would be airplane flying
to a different airport because of weather
conditions. Hearing passengers know about it;
deaf passengers don’t – hence the importance
of these iPads. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/making-it-easier-for-deaf-air-passengers/

 

— a Deaf House is a Hearing House

We have designs and plans for a Deaf House
(vibrations, total visibility, alerting
signalers, etc). But could a Hearing
House really be a Deaf House? DeafDigest
editor spent the Memorial Day weekend
at the home of family members at their
Hearing House. He could feel the heavy
vibrations anywhere in the house because
of two dogs running around, a 5-year old
boy jumping around, and adults that
walk with heavy thumps on the wooden
floors, etc!

 

— a comment by state legislator about caption devices

A Coda, who is a state legislator made this
comment:

The captioning devices can be hard to use
and it is not equal access

He is correct!

 

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