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DeafDigest – 31 July 2016

DeafDigest Gold – July 31, 2016

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

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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 20th year

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Old Fogey

Unclear on the Concept

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-unclear-on-the-concept/

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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-culture-books-in-library/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-post-it-paper/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— California free-tty-law-was-a-sneak-through 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://35.182.75.222/deaf-personal-trainer/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A British deaf activist has accused the legal
profession organizations of not supporting
the rights and needs of the deaf.

In recent weeks, NTID has been hiring
high profile deaf individuals for full
time positions on the Rochester campus.

Eleven Gallaudet students attended the
Democratic National Convention. A proud
Clinton supporter said:

This says a lot about where we stand with the Democrats and with Hilary Clinton and that
no deaf people and apparently no disabled persons attended the Republican National
Convention.

A group of 33 governors of prefectures
(same as states in USA) have agreed to
endorse the rights of Japanese deaf to
use their sign language.

Deaf-owned Hassler Hotel in Rome was
praised in a web posting as the #1 hotel
in the world when it comes to extreme
hospitality. It is owned by Roberto
Wirth, a graduate of American School for
the Deaf and a past student at Gallaudet
and NTID years ago before embarking on
a career in the hotelling profession.

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youtube video with captions

DEAF CULTURE BOOKS?
How many Deaf Culture books have been printed?
Don’t know. Maybe 1,000 or maybe 5,000? Hard to say.
A hearing chef said he has his own library at
home of 4,000 different cookbooks!
A deaf person told DeafDigest editor that he has
a big home library of Deaf Culture books. He is always
buying new Deaf Culture books all the time. Does
he have 5,000 Deaf Culture books?
Good question!

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-culture-books-in-library/

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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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youtube video with captions

A WRONG WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE DEAF
A hearing person writes notes to communicate
with the deaf.
This is great – but sadly, it is the wrong way.
She would use red pen ink to write notes on tiny
red post-it paper.
When the deaf person complained that it was
hard to read red ink on red post-it paper with
tiny handwriting, the hearing person laughed
and thought it was funny!

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest/com/deaf-and-post-it-paper/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Election time

Many people have been watching the Republican and Democratic conventions for the past 2 weeks.

I understand that there have been great live captions on TV, on-line and at some watch parties.

The sad part is that most of us who are DeafBlind are left out and need to wait until transcripts become available.

On a positive note, DeafBlind folks in the Boston area got live interpreter services during a “house party”!

You can see that getting information for those November decisions can be a problem!

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:

Callen Breuning, an incoming freshman, will walk on
with the men’s swimming team at Fresno Pacific
University. He was not offered a swimming scholarship
despite being a champion swimmer.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

deaf gold medal winner in Martial Arts

22-year-old Utah woman who is deaf wins gold at martial arts championship

After watching .Karate Kid. when she was little, Safarri Jessop dreamed of
becoming a master of martial arts.

Now, the 22-year-old is the newest world champion in Hosinsul Weapon,
which involves self-defense with swords, winning a gold medal at the 2016
PanAm Mulimpia Championships in Las Vegas over the weekend of July 22-24.
She won multiple medals at the event and was the first deaf competitor the
championship has seen.

full story at:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=40859790

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— football, weird QB/coach communications
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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DeafDigest – 31 July 2016

DeafDigest Blue – July 31, 2016

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 20th year

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

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-arguing-about-meeting-seats/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-research/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— contract bridge rules changed by angry deaf player http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-perfomer-on-tv-sesame-street/

This picture is a reminder of the News #2 below
(Australia)

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to
Ron Emerson, Houston, TX, that departed us.

He was a role model in among the deaf people
of color in the Houston, TX and Washington, DC
communities. He graduated from Prairie
View A&M University with a degree in
Accounting. He worked as an accountant
for many years at George Washington
University, while at the same time,
holding a full time job at MSSD on
the Gallaudet campus.

He played basketball one season at Prairie
View A&M, and while he was rarely used by
the coach, he was a fan favorite. In a game
that was a blow out, the coach will would
not use him. It took a stadium-full screaming
by fans to force the coach to put Ron
into the game.

He grew up an oralist, knowing nothing
about ASL. It was basketball with deaf
Houston teams that exposed him to ASL,
a language he fully embraced for the
rest of his life! And in which it enhanced
his career at MSSD.

Top stories about the deaf:

ADA is now 28 years old and retired Iowa senator
Tom Harkin, the father of ADA, celebrated it
by teaching the Democratic delegates the
sign for the word – America.

We had Sesame Street TV series for years,
and it was an educational tool for deaf
children. Australia is coming up with
its own version of Sesame Street. It
debuted this week.

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has opened a new demonstration
room for people wanting to know what
assistive devices is all about.

The Governor Baxter School for the Deaf
which is a state funded school, is now
allowed to raise private funds. It was
part of a new state law.

Deaf dogs moved to a prison! Well, there
was a bad fire in California that threatened
a kennel that held deaf dogs. For their
safety, these deaf dogs were moved to
a prison as temporary shelter. It is
understood that inmates were thrilled to
be taking care of them.

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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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youtube video

A DEAF SEATING ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE
Sometimes deaf leaders, before a big deaf meeting
starts, would argue about where to pick seats around
a large conference table.
Do they seat next to the organization president?
Or do they seat across the organization president?
Or do they seat away from their enemies? Etc, Etc.
Hearing people also argue about seating. The same as
with the deaf!

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-arguing-about-meeting-seats/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was bragging with a deaf friend.
Deaf friend thought he said:

I am a Kentucky kermel

Kernel?

He actually said:

I am a Kentucky Colonel

(for some weird reason, the word colonel
is pronounced the same as kernel!)

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youtube video

A STRANGE CI RESEARCH
Some research assignments are strange. In India, the
Defense Research and Development Organization is supposed
to research better ways to make the Army stronger (weapons,
missiles, computer technology, etc).
Well, the government of India told this agency to do
a strange research.
What was that research? To find ways to make CI cheaper
for the deaf!

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-research/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Most people reading this newsletter are probably aware of this, but many people in this country still do not know that the vast majority of realtime captioning on television is done by people who are using the skills of a court reporter.

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is the organization that represents judicial reporters and broadcast and CART captioners across the country.

Members of NCRA are meeting in Chicago from August 4th through the 7th for their 2016 Annual Convention and Exposition with the theme of “You are the Architect of your Future.”

The schedule will be jam-packed with educational sessions, the latest in new products and services showcased on the Expo Hall floor, and an array of networking opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else. There will also be specialized programs for students and instructors, as well as a two-day Certified Realtime Captioner Workshop.

Speed and realtime contests will be held to showcase the talents of some of the best steno writers in our business.

Because people in the broadcast television industry and the business world will still continue to need our services, there will probably be some captioning and remote CART provided from hotel rooms in the Hilton Chicago, where the convention is taking place.

So when you watch your favorite live television show this week, you might wonder where that captioner is. Could he or she be in a hotel room looking out over Lake Michigan?

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Do nation’s best deaf poker players come from
NTID? Well, NTID boasts of two poker champions –
Jonathan Rollins, class of 1993, who just won the
deaf poker championship in Nevada.
And there is tennis-playing Joe Neely who won
another deaf poker tournament in Connecticut last
month. Tennis? Joe holds the RIT record for most
doubles wins in one season (13 wins in 2002)
that he shares with deaf doubles partner
Luke Faxon-St. Georges.

(editor’s note: Joe Neely has tragically
departed us, smiling at his fellow poker
players from upstairs)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless
Technologies published results of weather and emergency
warnings survey that the deaf and the disabled were asked
to take part in. The conclusion was a hint that the deaf and
the disabled need to have their communications equipment
upgraded on a regular basis because of rapidly changing
technological times.

(editor’s note: this story appeared five years ago,
yet turtle-like progress has been made with the
911-text technology. We need to check again in
another five years to check on the progress)

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DeafDigest – 29 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 29, 2016

— display of sign language on TV

Retired Iowa senator Tom Harkin, the father
of the ADA, which incidentally just celebrated
its 28th birthday, gave a speech at the
Democrat National Convention. Harkin’s deceased
brother is deaf, hence the senator’s lifelong
interest in helping the deaf. Take a look
at the audience sign language at:

http://deafdigest.com/democratic-party-audience/

 

— national fast food chain, good or bad

DeafDigest has mentioned that Taco Bell in
New Jersey invited a lawsuit by a deaf
woman for refusing to serve her at the
drive in window. Taco Bell bad? Well,
there was another story of a Taco Bell
hearing employee, knowing ASL, helping
a deaf customer place order. The deaf
patron needed an explanation on the food
he wanted to order, and the hearing
employee used his sign language to help out.
So, Taco Bell, good?

 

— deaf winner, Samuel Adams Brewing competition

The Samuel Adams Brewing American Dream Pitch
Competition in Mission Beach, CA, took place
this week. There were two winners; one of them
is deaf – Rasool Raheem, Deaf Man’s BBQ. His
reward is a chance to compete for $10,000 in
the national championship in Boston. Along
with the cash, he would get one year free
mentorship from business experts. He had
to sign ASL in two minutes to impress the
judges that his Deaf BBQ is the best.

 

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

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

07/24/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 28, 2016

— greedy nurse and her three deaf children

Cheryl Henwood is a British hearing nurse, and
a mother of three deaf children. She cheated
the British government of nearly $135,000
by claiming disability benefits for her deaf
children. The money she got illegally was
spent on holiday trips, a jet-ski and a pet
horse. She, and her husband were both earning
comfortable incomes from their jobs! She is
now facing court charges with possible
forfeiture of her bank account, dismissal
from her job as nurse and possible
prison time. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/greedy-british-nurse/

 

— movies on international air flights

DeafDigest editor vacationed in Portugal
and flew by United Airlines. Technically
airlines are not subject to ADA regulations
(captioned movies) if flown over foreign
land. It was a pleasant surprise to
be able to watch a few subtitled movies
that United carried! Deaf passengers
need to click on “international films”
and look for films that are subtitled,
and not dubbed in voice.

 

— deaf in political party conventions

There is a story of a group of deaf people
attending the Democratic National Convention,
with interpreters and with captions. What
about the Republicans? There were no
newspaper stories about the deaf at the
Republican National Convention, only of
the Democratic National Convention?
Why? DeafDigest editor will not draw up
conclusions!

 

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

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

07/24/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 27, 2016

— big chain changes its ways for the deaf

A typical Starbucks outlet is chaotic. Customers
shout out their orders; baristas write down order
and customer name on the cup; baristas also shout
out the customers’ names for them to pick up
their orders. Can get quite confusing, noisy
and chaotic. In Malaysia, this chaotic system
has been stopped – for the sake of ten deaf
baristas that want to take orders. For that
reason, digital screens have been posted on
the wall. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/new-digital-menus-at-starbucks/

 

— most unusual deaf traveler

Deaf people love to travel and Isaac Liang, a
deaf man from Singapore, is probably the
most unusual traveler. He will travel to
China and Taiwan despite not knowing
Chinese language and traveling alone.
He depends on gestures to get directions
since written notes are useless. He does
not want to travel with a group. His
goal is to travel everywhere. Will he
beat the late Irwin Bosch, who has
traveled to 106 nations before
passing away.

 
— ASL-like hearing people at airport

DeafDigest editor, waiting for his airplane
trip to Portugal, saw a large group of
hearing passengers, seemingly communicating
with each other in ASL. These people
were going back home to Madrid. He
remembered visiting Madrid few years
ago and just about everyone in the city
would gesture out every word, which
looked like ASL! It was an interesting
cultural shock.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a big irony in development of ASL
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/24/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 26 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 26, 2016

— best TV series that represented the deaf

There was an article that praised the old Star Trek
series as the best for using deaf and disabled
actors. It mentioned deaf actor Howard Seago
as Riva, using telepathy to communicate with
his three interpreters. And that when Captain
Picard spoke to the interpreter, Riva scolded
him for bad manners. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/star-trek-riva/

 

— classroom clapping not permitted

Deaf people wave their hands instead of
clapping. At a school in Sydney, Australia,
classroom clapping is not permitted. Why?
The teacher is deaf and the school
administration wanted to show respect for
her deafness!

 

— Australia not allowing deaf jurors

There is a case in High Court right now in
Australia (equivalent to our Supreme Court)
concerning Gaye Lyon, a deaf woman, not
allowed to serve on jury. Well, there was
a big case in Pennsylvania during the
mid-eighties on the same thing. The
deaf woman won and was able to serve on
a jury. It came at a big price – $5,000
in legal fees. If it happened today,
it would be $15,000-$20,000.

 

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20160726/

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

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

07/24/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 25, 2016

— deaf may flunk out at old University of Salamanca

DeafDigeest editor is touring Portugal and
visited the University of Salamanca (in Spain,
but near Portugal). It was leearned that
lectures at old University of Salamanca campus
were in in total darkness. If a deaf student
took classes, then darkness may prevent him
from success. The new University of Salamanca
campus, however, is modern. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/dark-classroom-lectures/

 

— deaf shocked by bad news

The deaf people of Connecticut had interpreters
for years. Suddenly – no more. Governor Dannel
Malloy is trying to save money by laying off
interpreters. This sudden shutdown came with
no warning. DeafDigest hopes Malloy will realize
his error and restore full interpeting services
This shutdown has become a nightmare for
him because Deaf Community is fighting back.

 

— DC actors angry at Gallaudet University

People love watching plays at Fringe theaters
anywhere in USA, especially in Washington, DC.
For the first time, plays are being shown on
the Gallaudet campus – but it has created
problems. Gallaudet requires full accessibility,
something the Fringe people did not really
realize. If there is no solution, then
the Fringe groups may leave Gallaudet next year.

 

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— anti-deaf eugenicist
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07/24/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 24 July 2016

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Text the World

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

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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:

Statistics can be depressing. There was a newspaper
mention of umemployment rates among the deaf in
Capetown, South Africa. It was estimated to be
70 percent.

Last year the deaf community of New Zealand was up
in arms over no TV captions at the Rugby World
Championships (just like our Super Bowl). This
time, Able, the nation’s TV network, will caption
every minute of the upcoming Rio Olympics.

There was a workshop with the Missoula Police Department
(Montana) on how to communicate with the deaf.
As usual, DeafDigest hopes the police officers will
remember these simple signs and gestures the next
time they come to the assistance of the deaf, which
may be years in between!

Michigan is getting tougher on interpreting
standards for interpreters. Keep in mind
the state standards is more stringent than
these nationally recognized standards.

A rogue employee at Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind stole $67,000 from the school treasury. As a former auditor, he had access to the funds, and he systematically skimmed
off the top, a little by little over a
span of few years. He was not caught until
the state audited the school books.

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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!

youtube video with captions
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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.

youtube video with captions
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Taking a shower and washing your hair, but you cannot read the bottles without a magnifier?

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This is not the case anymore!

We can feel the texture of the shampoo and conditioner to tell the difference,

But that is waste!  A simple solution is to put a rubber band on one of the bottles.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Team USA featured Jordan Kohl, a 6-foot-3 right-side hitter, will be a junior on the Texas State University team this coming fall.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Tori Faietta, a deaf member of the women’s
professional basketball team in London,
suffered a season-ending ACL, and will not
be playing this season.

Her basketball future is uncertain.

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DeafDigest – 24 July 2016

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Imdian Railways have been accused by activists
of not trying to accommodate the needs of deaf
passengers that need to know directions.

A relay service has been established in parts
of Japan.

There is a warning by the Ontario police of
fake contactors that pretend to be deaf and
demand money upfront before work can be done.

Deaf swimmer Andrew Rees became the first deaf
British man to successfully cross the British
Channel.

Ruthy Fletcher (see surprise picture above)
was praised for her successful entry into the
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more information:
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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.

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-clock/

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Lip reading tale

many years ago there was a baseball player
with the name of Matt Batts.

A hearing person could hear M and B and
figure it out.

A deaf person, trying to lipread, may not
be able to figure it out.

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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

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As court reporters began to embrace computer-aided transcription (CAT), they began to see that they could save editing time at the computer screen by changing the way they wrote conflicting steno strokes.

In the past, many court reporters would try to write 100% phonetically, which would mean that words like “male” and “mail,” “sale” and “sail,” “tale” and “tail,” and “bale” and “bail” would be written the same. Each of them would be written with the long “a” sound, which would be the steno AEU, because that’s the way they sounded.

Different reporters found different solutions to writing these words the same. One of the popular solutions was that, rather than using the steno AEU, the reporters would omit the “U” and just use the steno AE for the words that had an “a” and an “e” in them. For example, the word “sale” would now be written SAEL instead of SAEUL, as it had been written before. The word “sail” would still be written SAEUL.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota dismissed
Cecilia Fire Thunder, who is deaf, from her position
as the elected tribe president. She is fighting
the dismissal; she is saying that her rights were
violated under the Constitution. The tribe says
Oglala Sioux Tribal Constitution overrules the
US Constitution.
Interestingly enough this deaf woman was in
Iowa to seek treatment for her deafness when she
got word of her dismissal.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

For years Japan would not allow the deaf to drive
cars. Now that they can drive cars, they may also
be allowed to drive trucks and motorcycles. The
National Police Agency is now working on a new set of
regulations to make this possible.

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DeafDigest – 23 July 2016

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

DEAF STUDIES
What is Deaf Studies? Is it a class or a major
that a deaf student takes at Gallaudet?
Or is it just being a student at Gallaudet, different
major, but learning everything about deafness on campus.
DeafDigest editor knows of one person who left
Gallaudet years ago because it had no Deaf Studies
major and transferred to a hearing college because
it had a Deaf Studies major.
It is an irony!

DeafDigest – 22 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 22, 2016

— next step in speech to text

Google has been working on the speech to text
technology. Yet, we continue to see these
live captioning bloopers on TV and with these
youtube videos. Very possibly within the next
generation, these bloopers will disappear.
Anyway TDI has hired a deaf man, Eric Kaika
to work with Google on these captioning blooper
issues. Why these bloopers? USA is a big country
and we have these accents, drawls, dialects
as part of our rich linguistic heritage.
His picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/overseeing-speech-to-text/

 

— expelled deaf student wins court case

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that Jane
Ottah was expelled from Rivers State
University of Science and Technology in
Nigeria. What was the reason she was
expelled? The university did not want her
because of her deafness! She won an ugly
and nasty court case – and in addition
to getting money, she is re-enrolling at
the university. The newspaper said that
her victory was unbelievable!

 

— protesting the hated VRI

VRI? Hospitals and medical offices love it
because it saves them money on interpreting
fees. Deaf people it because video screens
are lousy. The deaf people of Houston, TX
is staging rallies to protest the continued
use of VRI. These rallies are taking place
on July 29th and August 9th. Will it help?
Doubt it because VRI meets the minimum
acceptable accommodations required of
these medical facilities.

 

 

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

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

07/17/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 21 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 21, 2016

— the deaf and the Starbucks

A new Starbucks outlet in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will
have 10 deaf baristas with 3 hearing staffers. DeafDigest
says next step should be opening a new outlet in New
York – same thing 10 deaf + 3 hearing – because it
was when an ugly discrimination lawsuit was filed by
a large group of deaf coffee drinkers few years ago.
And last week, the U.S. Business Leadership Network
said Starbucks is the best place for deaf and disabled
to work. Will Dunking Donuts copy Starbucks and
hire 10 deaf + 3 hearing staffers? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/abc-starbucks/

 

— wine-making and the deaf

DeafDigest editor is vacationing in Portugal right
now. Because of time difference and tight travel
schedules, DeafDigests are being distributed
earlier than usual. Anyway DeafDigest editor
visited a wine-making museum in Duoro, a region
that have been making wines for 2.000 years. A
question was asked of the museum director – do
we have any deaf in the Duro wine-making region?
The answer, unfortunately, was no!

 

— world’s hottest game is not deaf-friendly

Do deaf people play Pokémon Go? Hope so,
becase they have full rights to enjoy
playing games on an equal basis with the
hearing. But is Pokémon Go deaf-friendly?
No, accodring to a recent magazine
article! Same old story – one has to
hear to stay ahead of others in
Pokémon Go.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— no interpreter at sales presentation
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/17/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 20 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 20, 2016

— Carlsberg discriminates against deaf

Carlsburg is one of the world’s best known beers.
Yet this brewery discriminates againt the deaf.
DeafDigest editor is vacationing Porto, Portugal
now and he saw a Carlsberg advertising promotion
offering free beers. To get a free beer the
person must talk to a hidden wall microphone,
saying this beer is the best. A deaf person
with no speech skills cannot get a free beer!
This is discrimination.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/carlsberg-beer-free-for-perfect-speech/

 

— written notes is not enough

A deaf employee, who is an important person in
his company, had a note taker during company
staff meetings. No interpreter was provided
even though employee’s first language is ASL.
The EEOC suggested that written notes is not
enough – because it prevents deaf employee to
ask questions during the meeting!

 

— sign language in colors

A researcher at Deafness, Cognition and Language
Research Centre at University College London,
said that there is a rare condition among
deaf people – called synesthesia. This rare
deaf person sees sign language in different
colors. Very interesting!

 

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

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

07/17/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 19 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 19, 2016

— from Gallaudet problems to Captioning & relay problems

If we have problems with TV captions or video relay,
then Suzy Rosen Singleton is the contact person.
She is new to FCC, replacing Greg Hlibok. At Gallaudet
she was the Ombuds, the campus fix-it person.
Her priority should be shortening the FCC response
to our issues. It normally takes FCC weeks,
with too much paperwork, to respond to us.
A picture is at:

http://35.182.75.222/new-fcc-deaf-chief/

 

— a new way of finding a last minute interpreter

A deaf man in New Brunswick thought he had a
heart attack and was taken to a hospital.
Expecting an interpreter, there was none!
Out of desperation, the deaf man’s wife
used Facebook to try to find a last minute
interpreter. A 14-year old kid, with sign
language skills, showed up and saved the
day! DeafDigest hopes this is not the best
way to find interpreters anywhere in the
world.

 

— a confession by a TV program director

TV director Brad Falchuk said:

It was very hard to find people who could really
sing, really act, and have that charisma you
need on TV.

This is what he told USA Today in an interview.

What he means – deaf actors can’t act and
hearing actors can act, and so, they play
fake-deaf roles. Not best news for us
especially when we havd deaf actors
so desperate for roles.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Economist, deaf with a big corporation
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/17/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 18 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 18, 2016

— deaf dog, funny or not funny

The Tarpon Springs Police Department (Florida)
“arrested” a dog for running around without
tags. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-dog-in-jail/

 

 

— Magic Morgan in the world of magic

We have many deaf amateur magicians. They’re
pretty much good with their tricks and amazing
the audience. Magic Morgan (Wisconsin) is
a full time deaf magician, been at his craft
for over 25 years. He travels the nation,
giving performances. He said there have
been a few full time deaf magicans in the
past, but Morgan seems to be the only one
right now. If you are seeing the word –
Deafinitely in some deaf magic shows, then
Magic Morgan is not involved with it.
In fact there have been several deaf
magicians using the Deafinitely name!

 

 

— Deaf Black Lives that Matter

Larry Brown, a retired El Dorado County (CA)
sheriff, recently gave a speech at a
recent Black Lives that Matter rally.
He said that he arrested a suspect
who did not follow directions. Not
using his service weapon, the sheriff
wrestled him down to the ground and
handcuffing him. He then realized
the suspect was deaf, and said he
could have used his weapon during
the scuffle, but didn’t. And to this
day he was glad he made that decision not to shoot.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Model, a pioneering TV deaf model
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/17/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 17 July 2016

DeafDigest Gold – July 17, 2016

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/vidoes/pointing-at-credit-card/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/parents-talking/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-avoid-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops-deaf-workshops/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— make up artist, entertainment industry 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:
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://35.182.75.222/picture-of-deaf-soccer-player/

the picture is not really about soccer so take
a look at it

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Deaf Tax? A joke! Yes, but there was an argument
printed in a newspaper that tax should be charged to groups that create so much noise, making
people deaf!

Haben Girma, the activist deaf-blind attorney,
has a goal – to force more web developers
to make apps deaf-blind friendly. It was
a story in a newspaper this week.

Comedian Jim Norton, at a James Carville roasting,
said he has the voice of a deaf slave auctioneer.
It was deemed offensive to some deaf readers,
because of the word – slave – attached to
auctioneer and deaf.

“Real time captions” – no more? Being replaced
by “rush contractor transcript”?  This is what
the writer wrote in a newspaper story
describing such news captions for the benefit of the deaf!

The newer cars in the Philadelphia-area metro
subway system is ADA-compliant. The older
cars aren’t. Mechanical problems with the
newer cars forced it out of the system
for repairs. This has left deaf passengers
with no information on routes and stops!

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DEAF AWARENESS WORKSHOPS FOR POLICE OFFICERS
More communities have deaf awareness workshops
for police officers.
This is great – except for one thing. A police
officer may remember the workshop lessons on how
to deal with the deaf person.
But he may not see a deaf person for about 10
years. Suddenly he arrests a deaf person. Will he
remember his deaf awareness lessons from 10
years ago?
DeafDigest editor does not think so. It is
scary.

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops-deaf-workshops/

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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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WHY DEAF AVOID DEAF?
Why do many deaf people avoid the deaf? Hard
to say because if you ask them they won’t admit
they avoid the deaf.
Possible reasons – refuse to learn ASL;
belief they are better than deaf; parents told
them to avoid deaf; they hear better because
of CI or hearing aid and can chat with hearing;
ashamed of deafness, etc.
Good or bad? Hard to say.

youtube video with tezt
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-avoid-deaf/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Video Telecommunication

Video Phones are a very popular method of telecommunication.

Using our language, ASL, is the most effective approach to communication.

For me and many of us who are DeafBlind, we can miss out on this opportunity.

There are ways we can use this video method and they are free.

Using Skype is one possible solution.

We can use ASL and we DeafBlind can read the text from you!

This is a very simple program and it is free.  This will help many of
us to enjoy telecommuting.

So, what are you waiting for?  Skype me!

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

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

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Bobcat Jordan Kohl helps Team USA land spot in the Deaflympics

The USA Deaf Volleyball team consists of players who come from
all over the nation in places such as California, Washington D.C.,
Nebraska and even here in Texas.

One player in particular is Texas State’s very own, Jordan Kohl.

full story at:
http://star.txstate.edu/2016/07/11/bobcat-jordan-kohl-helps-team-usa-land-spot-in-the-deaflympics/

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Dummy Hoy was the first deaf player to play in the
majors?

No!

this honor goes to Ed Dundon

there was a web posting which said:

On this Day.. Ed Dundon was born

Ed “Dummy” Dundon was the first deaf player to play baseball
professionally. He was born on this day (July 10) in 1859. After attending
the Ohio State School for the Deaf, Dundon went on to play several years
of professional baseball. He had two seasons with the Columbus Buckeyes
before retiring and becoming an umpire. During his hitch with the Buckeyes
in 1883 and 1884, Dundon had a record of 9-20 and a 4.25 ERA.

editor’s note:
in these very early days of major league baseball, Columbus Buckeyes
was a major league baseball team. Everyone knows Hoy, basically
because of his accomplishments in a long major league career
whereas Dundon only pitched two season, with a losing record,
in the majors!

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Boxing world championship contender http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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mainstreamed athletes

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DeafDigest – 17 July 2016

DeafDigest Blue – July 17, 2016

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

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/careless-people/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/caption-friendly/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— medical researcher at big research facility http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Top stories about the deaf:

According to a newspaper story, there are almost
400 schools for the deaf in India, but about
100 is in one locale – meaning 25 percent of these schools! Hint was that other areas of
India are lacking in these schools.

At the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in
the Philippines, employees have been taking
a Deaf Culture Sensitivity Training workshop.
It was given to  check-in staff, ground handlers, terminal duty officers, customer service representatives, security, and other staffers.
airport

The Upper House legislative body in Japan
has rejected a bill that would support the
rights and the needs of the deaf! It was a
big shock; no one knew it was coming!

There was a big story in the newspaper in
Sacramento, CA about medical facilities
ignoring the needs of the deaf in
hospitals and medical clinics.

Japan finally joins the list of nations
that offer video relay services for the 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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youtube video with text

WONDERING WHY
DeafDigest editor is always wondering why
people are careless about their hearing aids
and CI. They often misplace or lose them,
and cannot afford new hearing aid or new
CI.
Same thing with deaf babies with CI.
These people are careful with their laptops
and iPads but not careful with their
hearing aids and CI.
Always a mystery!

youtube video with text
http://deafdigest.com/videos/careless-people/

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Lip reading tale

A deaf employee was complaining that her feet was getting cold.

The fellow employee said:
You can borrow my kitchen

borrow a kitchen?

The fellow employee actually said:
You can borrow my heater

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CAPTION-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS
Deaf people love to go out and eat – no matter
if it is low cost fast food restaurant or a
bar that serves hamburgers or fancy restaurants.
These deaf people know which restaurants are
caption-friendly and which are not!
What is a Caption Friendly restaurant? Captions
always turned on restaurant TV sets are
Caption Friendly? Restaurants that never turn on
captions are not Caption Friendly!

youtube video with text
http://deafdigest.com/videos/caption-friendly/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

A stenocaptioner does not type words letter by letter.  The captioner
strokes whole words and phrases on the steno machine.  The words in
the dictionary in a computer-aided transcription program are matched
against those steno strokes to translate them into English. Erroneous
translation can sometimes occur because of other words entered in a
captioner’s dictionary.

A captioner might have meant to write the following sentence:

“As the farmer was preparing to plant his crops, he saw he could move
the row bottom any direction.”

However, because of words entered in the captioner’s dictionary, the
sentence might be displayed as:

“As the farmer was preparing to plant his crops, he saw he could move
the robot omnidirection.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Tony Wallace, who is deaf, just started work as the law enforcement officer in Noonah, Alaska. This town, near the British Columbia border, has 900 residents. He will also help with the EMS and with the fire department.

editor’s note:
Tony was tragically shot to death several
years later while serving summons at a house.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Mark Grisanti, a senator with the New York State
legislation, has been credited by a Buffalo, NY
newspaper for saving the schools for the deaf in
the state – by getting the 4201 Special Schools
funding restored – that the governor wanted to
remove.

editor’s note:
schools for the deaf – Fanwood, St Mary’s,
Lexington, Rochester, Nill Neck and a couple
others are called “4201 schools” – these
schools are privately run but get state
funding. Politicians have for years wanted
to cut 4201 funding, but have failed to do so.

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DeafDigest – 15 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 15, 2016

— a rejected deaf dog

Seven (actual name of the deaf dog) was rejected and
given up to the dog rescue center. The owner didn’t
want the dog because of her deafness. Well, the
deaf dog, a border collie mix, won the Canadian
Agility Trials championship! This event
combines speed and accuracy through an obstacle
course. She was the most watched dog throught the
championship, all eyes on her! Why Seven? It was
the seventh dog that rescuer/trainer Adina MacRae
adopted. She is now 9 years old and it is her
last participation as she is now retired.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/rejected-deaf-dog-wins-championship/

 

— airports hate audits

Already the airports are scared in India. Everyone
hates audits. The India Ministry of Social Justice
and Empowerment is planning with the Department of
Empowerment of People with Disabilities to audit
22 major airports to see if they are deaf/disabled
friendly. If airports are not friendly, then they
will be ordered to fix up ASAP. Yesterday
DeafDigest mentioned Taco Bell; if Taco Bell had
audits, then all ASL kiosks would have been
installed at all outlets. Same as with airports
in India.

 

— captions postponed at Rio Olympics

It was learned that NBC is postponing the airing
of the Opening Ceremony at the Rio Olympics.
It will not be aired live but shown several
hours later. Why? Many reasons – but one of
these reasons is “time and money” for captions!
Already people are angry at NBC.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Deaf Business man & leader & wore many hat
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/10/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 14, 2016

 
— Two faced Taco Bell

If one googles past Taco Bell newspaper stories, one will
find Taco Bell people being friendly to the deaf; some use
ASL; some use paging devices to communicate with deaf
patrons. Yet – there is a lawsuit filed by a deaf woman
in New Jersey who was refused drive-in service at two
different Taco Bell locations. Do see the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/new-jersey-taco-bell-telling-deaf-to-go-away/

 

 

— many deaf people cannot use 911 text

A newspaper story said:

Over 50 million deaf citizens can’t use their smartphone to call 911

Why?

Many 911 centers use TTY machines that are so old fashioned and
do not work with new technology (smartphones). So, the changeover
is slow and costs a lot of tax money. Very worrisome!

 

 

— learning a sign language for nothing

A family created their own sign language to communicate with
a young deaf family member. When the young deaf child
enrolled at a deaf school (and only came home on weekends),
he learned ASL. When he came home, he no longer used FSL
(Family Sign Language) because ASL was better. All of a
sudden family members could notcommunicate with him.
Is it funny or not funny?

 

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

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

07/10/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 13 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 13, 2016

 

 

— deaf man racing the bulls

A big tradition in Spain is the annual Pamplona
Bull Run. Brave men run ahead of the bulls
hoping they won’t be gored. These runners come
from everywhere in the world just to participate
in this annual tradition. A deaf man running
with the bulls? Yes – Sergio Colas participates
in the run every summer. He says his deafness
is an advantage because he is not bothered by
the noise, with bothers these hearing runners.
See a picture of him running ahead of the bulls
in middle of the crowd:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-man-in-pamplona-bull-run/

 

 

— future of loud music

What is the future of loud music, which causes deafness
among musicians and music fans? According to Timbeland,
a recording artist (real name Timothy Zachery Mosley),
the future is vibration, not sound! Hearing people
going for vibrations? Timbeland is pushing for
this movement – and said the deaf can benefit the
most from vibrations!

 

 

— Skype to provide Business captions

Microsoft is installing real time captions in the Skype
For Business software. It will be in a test beta
version for the time being. Part of the prss release
said:

The feature may also be a boon to hearing-impaired users,
who will now be able to get live captions from feeds that
are sent over Skype Meeting Broadcast

As with other types of live captions, DeafDigest is
always concerned with possible garbling of actually
said words.

 

 

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

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

07/10/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 12 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 12, 2016

 
— first deaf person to become EMT in her nation

Nechama Loebel, who is deaf, has become Israel’s first
deaf EMT. She successfully completed training in
EMT courses offered by United Hatzalah, a national
emergency medical services agency. Here in USA,
deaf people face fierce local resistance when
they want to become EMT’s. It is different
in Israel. Her picture is at:

http://35.182.75.222/first-deaf-emt/

 

 

 

— portable deaf device that weighs 16 pounds

A portable deaf device that weighs 16 pounds?
It was a hearing aid – way back in 1923;
brand name was Octophone, which was said
to be the world’s first hearing aid with
a battery! As years fly ahead, hearing aids
weigh practically zero pounds. This fact
was mentioned in a newspaper trivia today.

 

 

 

— deaf student in trouble because of computer error

B. Rakesh Balamurugan is a deaf student at an engineering
college in India. The university placed him in a 5-year
program instead of the normal 4-year program, because
of his deafness. His 5-year status was not coded
in the computer. As a result, the university thought
he finished classes and still owed money on university
tuition. His “debt” was sold to a collection agency,
which started to harass his family for payment.
The university and the collection agency realized
the coding error but continues this harassment!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— shoulder-tapping incident, scary
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/10/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 11 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 11, 2016

— a different hearing ear animal

Do mention a Hearing Ear Cat and people will
laugh. Cats are notoriously difficult to train.
But for Paul Thompson, a deaf solo yacht
sailor from New Zealand, it is not a joke.
He relies on his cat as his ears while
sailing these dangerous ocean waters.
The cat’s body language alerts Paul if
a boat is coming nearby or if his
cell phone has received texts. He has
said the cat his his life saver!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hearing-ear-cat/

 

— a difficult deaf person

Is Nyle DiMarco a difficult deaf person to deal
with? No, as he has a reputation for being a very
friendly person. He is cast as a “difficult”
deaf character in the “Difficult People”
comedy program on the Hula network! He will
be featured on the program on Tuesday July 12th.

 

— learning to be polite to the deaf

Could hearing people learn how to be polite to
the deaf? The Rocky Mountain ADA Center is
hosting courses on disability etiquette.
Hopefully these disability etiquette
graduates learn never to call the deaf as
deaf-mutes, immediately recognize their
needs for interpreters and clear
communications, etc.

 

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

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

07/10/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 11 July 2016

DeafDigest Gold – July 10, 2016

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Old Fogey

All Lives Matter

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-all-lives-matter/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hated-leader-of-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finnishsubtitles/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/vidoes/pointing-at-credit-card/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/parents-talking/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Movies, Oscar, first deaf character winner
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:
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

Trying to communicate

http://deafdigest.com/trying-to-communicate/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A long time employee in Mississauga, Ontario
who was harassed by her supervisor on a
daily basis and was eventually fired, was
awarded $240.000 by the Ontario court.

There is a big push in Canadian cities
to establish 911-text systems to benefit
the deaf.

The Alder Springs Deaf & Blind Community,
a deaf senior citizen residential building
in Morganton, NC, has opened up for business.

Robert Pollard has been appointed by NTID to
serve on the research enterprise team, which
basically oversees research on just about
anything that relates to the deaf and of
deafness.

It was announced that in Ohio, deaf residents
can obtain commercial driver’s licenses if
they wish to pursue truck driving as a career.

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A STRANGE RESTAURANT MANAGER
A deaf person ate at a restaurant. When he
was finished he gave the waiter his credit card.
That credit card had a logo of his favorite
sports team.
The manager came over with that credit card.
He pointed to the credit card, but his lips were
locked.
The deaf person was puzzled. Was the manager
making fun of the sports team logo? Or was he
saying the credit card is no good? Or was he
saying something else?
The deaf person paid the bill but was puzzled
what the manager was trying to say?

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/vidoes/pointing-at-credit-card/

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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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PARENTS TALK OR NOT
A hearing person, whose parents are deaf, is tired
of the same old question.
Many people ask him:

Can your deaf parents talk?

youtube video with tezt
http://deafdigest.com/videos/parents-talking/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Walking, hiking, going to the beach or being guided on rough surfaces
can be hazardous with a cane.

It gets stuck and we get stabbed (an unintended “falling on the
sword”)

There is a special tip for the cane called an “All Terrain Tip” that
you can put on your white cane.

I have found that using the all-terrain tip with my folding white
cane is not optimal.

A non folding white cane is best for the all-terrain tip.

With a folding cane the all-terrain tip doesn’t stay put and flops
from side to side.

The benefit of the all-terrain tip is that it goes smoothly over
rough surfaces ,sand, dirt and grass.

The Vermonter says “Get out and enjoy nature!”

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:

Rice – Austin Solecitto, sr, baseball

his profile is at:
http://www.riceowls.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/austin_solecitto_905677.html

Rice was his third college in a 4-season baseball odyssey

Boston College to Howard College to Rice University

he dreamed of being drafted but wasn’t. There was a newspaper write
up on him four years ago of major league baseball as his goal.

At Rice he was a relief pitcher, pitching 13.2 innings in 13 relief
appearances, with a 4.61 ERA

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Tyson Gillies, independent baseball league

was released by Sugar Land Skeeters of Atlantic
Baseball League last week. No reason was given except
for this short comment:

Tyson Gillies was released. Gillies had nine years of professional
baseball experience, reaching the AAA level in the Philadelphia Phillies
system

He was hitting .261 in 15 games before getting released.

Seemingly his baseball career is in jeopardy

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf owner, minor league baseball team 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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DeafDigest – 11 July 2016

DeafDigest Blue – July 10, 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/deaf-crook-in-jail/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-signed-word-fifty-times/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-always-ask-same-question/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-discrimination/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

always a front page story

http://deafdigest.com/always-front-page-story/

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Ellen O’Hara-Hanna,
that departed us. She was a teacher at the Utah Schools for the Deaf Blind at Jean Massieu School. Not just
standing alone as an outstanding teacher, she was also
a deaf community/civic leader, always pushing for
right and needs of the deaf.

Top stories about the deaf:

It may be ghastly but there was a story at a
funeral home in Alton, Illinois about a mummy
that was hung in a closet for 80 years. It
was William Lee, a deaf man who spent years as
a petty criminal, always getting into trouble
with the law, but pretty much a home town
legend.

Gene therapy helping fix deafness? This is
what Richard Smith, MD, director of the Molecular Otolaryngology Research Laboratories (MORL) at the University of Iowa is saying. He was
written up in a newspaper story.

A cochlear implant woman made this interesting comment
– Not all deaf people want to be fixed! Was she
criticizing deaf people’s resistance to a CI?
In a newspaper story, she was neutral with her
CI views, not 100 percent supporting cI, not
100 percent criticizing CI.

Seth Tetteh-Ocloo, a deaf Ghanian man, graduated
from Gallaudet in 1965 with a perfect 4.0 GPA
and made Deaf Education his career mission, both
in USA and in Ghana. His legacy has been honored
this week when Access Women Network has profiled
the Tetteh Ocloo State School in Ashaiman, Ghana.

The Outreach Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
in Wyoming is threatened with a 40 percent state
budget cut. The Deaf Community is fighting back.

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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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HEARING PEOPLE SELDOM ASK DEAF THIS QUESTION
A hearing person comes to a deaf person, but
often asks this question:

Can you lipread?

He never asks – what do you prefer – lipreading
or texting or notewriting or interpreter? It is
always – can you lipread?
It is very frustrating.

youtube video with text
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-always-ask-same-question/

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DEAF DISCRIMINATING AGAINST DEAF
Deaf people discriminate against other deaf people?
We are not talking about ASL, oral, hard of hearing
that fight each other.
We are talking about almost-hearing people that
discriminate against the deaf. Almost-hearing? Yes,
many hearing people have hearing losses (age,
noise, etc). Instead of understanding the real
deaf, they discriminate against the deaf!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Computer-aided transcription (CAT) continued to gain popularity with court reporters in the 1980s and 1990s, and court reporters continued to find that the old method of writing on their steno machines totally phonetically would not always produce the translation they desired.

One of the things that reporters became aware of was what are called word boundary problems.

For example, if the prefix “en” and the suffix “en” are written the same on the steno machine because they sound the same phonetically, the computer may attach them to the wrong word, and erroneous translations may occur.

A reporter might try to write the following sentence.
“They will strengthen light enforcement of that policy.”

The CAT program could translate it as: “They will strength enlighten forcement of that policy.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

How much money has been allocated for
telecommunications relay services everywhere in USA?
It costs $419,724,291 right down to the very
penny.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Why do government programs to help the deaf and the
disabled fail in Nigeria? The reason is that these
government leaders establish programs – without
asking the deaf and the disabled or advice and
input. An example is establishing a training class
for the deaf – but without hiring interpreters,
and so on!

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DeafDigest – 08 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 8, 2016

 
— a special coffee house

Starbucks at the I-10 and Yale, in Houston, TX
is quite something special. It has three deaf baristas
plus a supervisor that knows ASL, plus a hearing
barista that is an interpreter. How do they handle
these very complicated coffee orders? Note pads,
lipreading and gestures. Almost all the time they
do not need help from the barista interpreter.
Regular patrons already know signs for thank you,
cold, hot, more whip cream, etc. If DeafDigest
editor was at that Starbucks location, he would
just fingerspell – P I K E and use the sign for
black, instead of just pointing at the Pike
canister. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/special-coffee-house/

 

 

— the danger of too many ADA lawsuits

An economist that specializes in cost-factor of these ADA
lawsuits said that if more college video captioning lawsuits
continue then there is a risk. It is that these universities
may stop videos – for all – not just deaf but hearing. If
this happens, everyone loses!

 

 

— CI with noise suffering or no CI with no noise suffering

A CI user said that getting an implant gave him an unpleasant
result – suffering from these noises in restaurants,
bars and other social gatherings. As a result, he
stops going to these social events and just stays home.

 

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 07 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 7, 2016

— wrong tweets at NAD Conference, to laugh or to cry

NAD Conference is continuing; people looking up
tweets at #NAD2016 will get wrong postings.
To laugh or to cry? Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/wrong-nad-tweets/

 

— the hated TV texts

In a small Australian town, news on TV is shown
on text instead of captions. That should be OK,
except that with that small town TV station,
texts are “stuck” all the time and is always
chopping off the bottom part of the news.
A deaf TV viewer has complained about it and
the TV station people have just shrugged.
This is why Deaf Americans bless the FCC!

 

— hearing don’t want it

In Manistee, Michigan, a town of some 6,200 people,
there are 14 openings for council seats. Only
one hearing candidate has signed up. Others
don’t want it. If hearing don’t want it, then
is it possible for a deaf resident to just
sign up and and be easily elected? The problem
is – how many deaf residents live in Manistee,
and how many of them are interested in town
hearing politics, which can be quite nasty?

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 06 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 6, 2016

— the angry restaurant waiter

A hearing boyfriend treated his deaf girlfriend to
a dinner in London. The waiter took the order
but wondered why the girl was “ignoring” him,
not realizing she was deaf. After being “ignored”
too many times, the waiter lost his temper and
screamed at her, accusing her of ignoring him.
This is not a joke; it actually happened.
The hearing boyfriend, without telling the
waiter of her deafness, managed to calm him
down and gave a nice tip! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/waiter-angry-at-deaf/

 

— hearing animals instead of deaf humans

Peter Hauser, deaf, is a well respected neuroscientist
at NTID, studying these deaf brains. In college, he
he made Animal Sciences his career goal. Reason is
that he thought a deaf scientist is better off
working with animals instead of humans. After
all, animals don’t talk back and don’t care if you
are deaf. Eventually he learned sign language and
realized he can really work with with deaf humans
instead of hearing animals!

 

— anger among delegates at NAD Conference

The NAD Conference is going on right now, and
the delegates are already angry. The hot issue
is video relay providers, because of the FCC
policy, requiring deaf users to disclose
their social security numbers. Invasion of
privacy plus identity theft is what the
delegates are saying. Possibly the relay
providers would agree with the deaf users,
but they are stuck – because of FCC rules.

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 05 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 5, 2016

— shocker: police OK to rough up the deaf

It is a shocker. The president of the Police
Association said:

Police officers are OK, and will continue,
to use force if necessary

Who said that? The Police Association in
New Zealand. Just hope all police associations
in USA disagree with this New Zealand comment!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/important-for-police-safety/

 

— deaf brides wanted (newspaper posting)

below was posted in a newspaper in India:

Bride Wanted

Match for 27/180 smart handsome Gursikh Khatri Indian
boy settled in Dubai. Hearing impaired by birth.
Good knowledge of computers. Communicates in English
and sign language, uses hearing aid to hear sounds.
Contact (text address)

DeafDigest respects different cultures from
different nations.

 

— confessions of a functional deaf person

DeafDigest has mentioned several times about
Richard Emerson, New Zealand’s #1 beer
brewer, who is deaf but functions as a
hearing person. Speaking of his deafness,
he said:

Much of my beer promotion work is in special
events where I get tired, trying to lipread
many strange lips and trying to figure out
what they are saying. These people forget
that I am deaf. And also my speech is often
hard for strangers to understand.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Auctions without interpreters
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

DeafDigest – 04 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 4, 2016

 
— a popular deaf food vendor

In Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, there is a
food vendor selling dishes out of a kiosk at a
crowded outdoor shopping mall. Two deaf partners,
Sheraz and Mohsin, sell these dishes – chicken
drumsticks, chicken cheese sambosa, potato swirl,
twisted donuts), cheesy chicken croquettes
and mac & sausage sambosa. The menu board has
hand signs for each dish. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/islamabad-mall-deaf-food-vendors/

 

 

— hazards of Deaf Travel

A coach of a deaf sports team that competed at a past
deaf World Championship athletic event said:

A few of those guys tend to enjoy traveling on their
own after the competition. Last year they almost
missed the flight back home!

 

 

— hiding the deaf

North Korea is one of the most isolated nations
in the world. Normally if asked about their deaf
people, the nation is tight-lipped. It was
just learned that this nation has eight deaf
schools, according to a a German social
service agency that toured the nation. It was
explained that enrollment in these schools
is low – because deafness is a shame felt
by these North Korean families. And as
a result, they hide their deaf children!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— interpreter not allowed to do something
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

DeafDigest – 04 July 2016

DeafDigest Gold – July 3, 2016

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

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Old Fogey

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-babys-view-of-deaf-education/

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hated-leader-of-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finnishsubtitles/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
Interpreter, no show at sales presentation
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

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-vodka/

Captions below the picture pretty much tells
it all

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Top stories about the deaf:

There is a complaint in Great Britain that deaf,
arrested by the police, serve longer sentences
for minor crimes, whereas the hearing only serve
shorter sentences.

There was a conference that took place at RIT,
sponsored by the Deaf Geographies. It studies
the connection between deaf studies and geography.

Yet, another deaf arrest incident in New Zealand.
A deaf man, handcuffed behind his back, was knocked
down to the ground. As usual, this incident is
being investigated.

An American activist said she is tired of reading
of these stories of newly born, newly implanted
deaf babies already being proclaimed a success!
The implication, between the lines is that we
read all about these CI successes but never
about CI failures!

A power struggle took place in Warwickshire,
a county in Great Britain, between a deaf group
and a learning disability group for the use
of free space in the local government building.
The hearing group won. The government officials
told the deaf group that they have no disability
whereas the learned disability group is a
disability! The deaf group is very upset.

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WATCHING MOVIES IN FINLAND
If you are deaf and live in Finland, you may
probably hate the movies.
These movies are subtitled – but it is double
subtitled. The first row of subtitles is in Finnish language
and the second row of subtitles is in Swedish language.
Both subtitles are on the bottom half of the movie
screen – making it almost impossible to watch the
full screen!
We are lucky that subtitles in USA are in English.

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

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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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A HATED LEADER OF THE DEAF
A small deaf agency needed a new CEO but could not
afford to pay a very high salary. A former CEO of another
deaf agency was earning a very high salary but was not
happy at that old job.
He saw the job ad and applied for the job – at a very
low salary. He was quickly hired and everyone thought they
were lucky to find him at low salary.
It was a trick. Every year he asked for a raise, and
the board could not say no. Few years later, after few
raises, his salary was higher than his old job.
That made the board angry. As a result, he no longer
became popular and was hated in the Deaf Community!

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hated-leader-of-deaf/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

People celebrate America’s independence from England rule every year.

We DeafBlind people want to be independent as well but in a different way.

We need Support Services Providers (SSPs) to travel in unfamiliar areas.

So we need SSPs in order to feel independent and handle our own business.

Without SSPs, most of us would simply stay at home.

As a reminder, holidays like this it is important to include us.

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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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

Providence – Tom O’Neill, so, track

his profile is at:

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

personal bests are:

Personal Records
1,600 meters……………… 4:16.37
3,000 meters……………… 8:32.51
5,000 meters……………. 14:24.91

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

below is actually a past elite athlete

Coastal Carolina’s deaf baseball player

Coastal Carolina is the NCAA-I baseball
champions. This university had a
deaf player – Scott Woodward,  who
was a 4-season starter (2008-2011).
He played in the Los Angeles Dodgers
farm system, but only hit .219 (in
short season rookie league) and
was released after just one season.

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf boxing tragedy
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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DeafDigest – 04 July 2016

DeafDigest Blue – July 3, 2016

Blue Edition
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-house/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/comparing-asl/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-crook-in-jail/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-signed-word-fifty-times/

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

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

http://deafdigest.com/big-competition/

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Steve
Ferrughelli, that departed us. He was deaf and was a
hard running ball carrier in the Canadian Football
League during the seventies. He played for Rutgers
and became a pro in the CFL, rushing for 1124
yards for Montreal Alouettes in 1973, and
then repeated it with 893 yards in 1975. He
helped his team win the Grey Cup. Altogether
he played 43 regular season games and for
2763 career yards between 1973 and 1976 with
the Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos. Injuries
cut short his pro career. He did not know ASL
and functioned as a hearing person.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Amy
Hile, Greater Washington, DC area that
departed us. Deaf herself, she made Deaf
Education her full time passion and career.
Before moving to the Washington, DC area
she was busy founding the Metro School
for the Deaf in St. Paul. MN. In recent
years she was a member of the faculty at
Gallaudet University.

Top stories about the deaf:

Scotland is said to have become a leader in
recognizing sign language as a main language
and in producing new interpreters.

Because of Brexit, the British Deaf Association
has made it a priority to make sure that the
British deaf do not lose their rights that
were promised them by the EU.

The Ghana Disabled Workers Union, which has
many deaf members, are planning a demonstration
on July 13, 2016 to protest delay in distribution
of monthly disability income checks (just like
our SSDI).

Harvard, which has had a number of deaf students
in the past, is now offering ASL classes. It
was the request by ASL-advocates that prompted
the decision by the university administration.

An issue with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is
private schools and the ADA. He wants private
schools to be  exempt from ADA, and is proposing
legislation to this effect.

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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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REMEMBERING A DEAF CROOK
We have several deaf crooks that are in jail
for their crimes.
There is one deaf crook that DeafDigest editor
remembers very well.
That deaf person was a chairperson of a big
deaf national softball tournament. His committee
spent a lot of money for the tournament, but
it was a flop. Few people went to the tournament.
Few months later the committee had a party. The
deaf chairperson gave a short speech. Everyone wanted
to know if tournament made money or lost money.
The chairperson would not admit anything. Suddenly
he pointed to the table with delicious food and told
the committee to grab the food. The chairperson
then “disappeared” from the party. Did he steal the
money for himself?
That person is in jail but for something else.

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-crook-in-jail/

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youtube video with captions

SIGNING A WORD 50 TIMES
If a hearing student in ASL class wants to sign
a word perfectly he must sign it 50 times. For example,
if you want to sign the word “fire”, it must be
signed 50 times before it will be perfect.
Whose advice is this? A hearing student at a high school
ASL class!

youtube video with captions
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-signed-word-fifty-times/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As computer-aided transcription (CAT) began to be used as a method of
transcript preparation for court reporters in the late 1970s and
1980s, there were still many court reporters who had learned steno
theories that were not “computer compatible.”

These court reporters had been preparing transcripts of proceedings
by dictating their steno notes for typists, using trained note
readers to read their notes, or typing their notes themselves. They
had been trained to write on their steno machines phonetically, and
any words that sounded the same would be differentiated during the
transcription process.

As a result, when one of these court reporters would begin to use CAT
to prepare a transcript, there would be many issues with homophones
and word boundaries.

A simple sentence for a reporter just beginning to use CAT might come
out something like this: “We/wee went from hear/here to/too/two
their/there/they’re.”

Someone editing this transcript would have to choose the correct
homophone in each case so that this sentence would read as
follows: “We went from here to there.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Is Starbucks telling us “do come and drink our
coffee but do not ask us about your job
accommodations”?
There is a lawsuit in Canada; a deaf Starbucks
employee has complained of job discrimination.
Starbucks encourages these Deaf Coffee events
at their coffee places everywhere in USA; this
lawsuit is very troubling, even if it is not
in USA.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Ernest Garrett has been hired by the Missouri Commission
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as the new executive
director.

editor’s note: He only stayed on the job for a short
time for a very good reason – he is the superintendent of the Missouri School for the Deaf

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DeafDigest – 01 July 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, July 1, 2016

— sign language not necessary in a factory

Blake Mewburn, is a deaf cabinetmaker in
Australia. When he was hired four years ago,
the factory managment was worried how to
communicate with him. There was a surprise –
they began to use diagrams and printed
instructions to communicate with him,
and then with each other. Factory noise
is the reason; no one can hear each other.
In more ways than one, hiring a deaf
employee was a blessing for all.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/using-diagrams-and-notes/

 

— Hearing money steals Deaf History

There was a newspaper story today about the
MacKay School for the Deaf in Montreal. It
was founded by Thomas Widd (1839-1906), a
deaf man. The orginal name of the school was
Protestant Institution for the Deaf. The
school changed its name to MacKay School
for the Deaf because Joseph MacKay, a rich
hearing man, donated a lot of money. This
was why, for many years until recently,
no one knew who Thomas Widd was! A sad
example of Hearing Money replacing Deaf
History.

 

— clumsy to use sign to speech devices

A technocrat wrote an article saying that
sign-to-speech devices are clumsy
and awkward to use. They must carry a
camera with them. And when talking to a
hearing person, the camera must be mounted
on a special stand. And the room must be
well-lighted. And wear special clothing
while signing. Is this any better than
real life interpreters? No!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Fire chief, deaf, volunteer fire department
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

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