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Posts published in August 2016

DeafDigest – 31 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 31, 2016

— deaf school saved by a miracle

In 1917, two ships had a collision on the waters
of Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada). The explosion
killed 2,000 people and injured 9,000 people.
The school for the deaf was located near the
explosion. While the explosion damaged the
school, only two students were hurt. All others
were safe. Why? Possibly because everyone
was kept inside due to blizzard and
freezing weather. Two deaf filmmakers are
making a film about this school surviving
the explosion as well as to introduce the
Maritimes Sign Language, currently dying
right now. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/halifax-deaf-school-survived-the-explosion/

 

— famous actor’s connection with the deaf

Everyone knows that Gene Wilder passed away and
that Karen Boyer was his wife. Did Wilder really
have a connection with the deaf? It was through
his wife. She was a speech pathologist with the
New York League for the Hard of Hearing. He
wanted to know more about the deaf because of
his role in the movie – Hear No Evil, See No Evil.
Not only she taught him lipreading and on what
deafness was all about, but she became his wife!

 

 

— home-made DVDs are hot sellers

Ayodele Maja is a deaf Nigerian man who is
an expert with electronics. He came up with
a low cost DVD player, much lower in cost
then any other DVDs sold in stores. Word
got around and he has made many sales.
He wishes to expand his business and to
employ factory workers – but said it is
impossible in Nigeria. For now he continues
with these home-made DVDs, built by hand
not by machines.

 

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

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

08/28/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 30 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 30, 2016

 

— Saying no to a deaf man that wants to be balloon pilot

In USA we have a known deaf balloon pilot. It is
Clinton Glancy, Goshen, Ohio. There may be others
but Glancy is the only known one. And even there
is a deaf crew that helps a hearing balloon pilot
on his air rides! Miyamoto Yasuhiro, who is deaf,
wants to become Japan’s first deaf balloon pilit.
The government says no, saying radio use is required.
Well, Ohio says yes, while Japan says no. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hopeful-deaf-balloon-pilot/

 

— deaf team defeats hearing impaired team

There was a newspaper story about a futsal game (indoor soccer)
in Bahrain. It said:

the Deaf Team won 10-2 over the Hearing Impaired Team

Deaf defeating Hearing Impaired? Deaf people are also
hearing impaired!

Not sure why the newspaper wrote it that way – unless
the hearing impoared team consists of players that
have hearing losses in the mild and moderate ranges
(very low decibels)?

 

— judge says discrimination is “nothing”

A deaf husband wanted an interpreter while
witnessing the childbirth of his hearing wife.
The hospital refused, saying husband is not
the patient while the wife (who does not need
an interpeter) is the patient. This case
went to the court. The judge ruled against the
deaf husband, saying his discrimination
complaint is “nothing”! The deaf husband
has filed an appeal. This case is in Australia,
not USA!

 

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

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

08/28/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 29, 2016

— tongue, not ears

For the deaf to use their tongue, not ears
(hearing aids, CI’s) to hear? Weird?
Not to researchers at Colorado State
University! They have come up with a
special mouthpiece that fits under
the tongue. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/tongue-hear-and-tongue-talk/

 

— hospital for deaf

Did we ever had a hospital only for deaf patients?
There was a short newspaper story in Knoxville,
TN, that mentons it, but with a different
wording. The paper said that in the late 19th
century, a medical facility for the deaf existed
in the Stair Building in downtown Knoxville.
Medical facility for the deaf same as deaf
hospital?

 

— local pizza chain thanks the deaf

A fast growing pizza chain in Washington,
area is &pizza (spelling is correct). The
&pizza founders established its first
outlet at a food court across the street
from Gallaudet Universiy. They selected
the location, not because of Gallaudet
but because they felt the demographics
was perfect. The first day the place
opened up for business, the first
eight customers were deaf! Thanks to
Gallaudet, this &pizza chain grew
fast right now, 20 outlets have opened
up in the Washington, DC area and it
is still growing.

 

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

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

08/28/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 August 2016

DeafDigest Gold – August 28, 2016

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 20th year

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Old Fogey

Fogeys – iPhone App

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-iphone-app/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-winner-lottery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-pharmacy/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-loudspeaker-warning/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-in-yakima/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf surgeon in Spain 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

Who is that person?

http://deafdigest.com/who-is-that-person/

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Top stories about the deaf:

In India, the job set-aside quota for the deaf and
disabled is three percent of the total work force.
Critics are saying it too low and that it is
unfair to combine the deaf and disabled into
a single quota figure.

Sharon Contreras, who is deaf but functions
as a hearing person, has assumed the
superintendency of the Guilford County Schools
(NC). She even used ASL to greet one of the
students who is deaf.

Rania Saab is a deaf Australian woman. She
wanted to become an attorney. People in
Australia told her the deaf cannot become
attorneys. She wouldn’t listen, fought back
and is an attorney now after passing all
these necessary exams.

Scott Kerby, a former football coach at
California School for the Deaf at
Riverside, is the acting superintendent
of the sister school at Fremont. He
coached football in the eighties before
moving on in the field of Education.

In Bermuda, the Gilbert School, is
being threatened with closing.
It is the nation’s only K-8
school for the deaf.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CAN’T HEAR THE SUBWAY LOUDSPEAKER WARNING
You are standing near the door in a
Washington, DC metro subway car. Suddenly
the loudspeaker says:

please stay away from the door or the train won’t move

People stare at you with dirty faces and you do
not know why.
It is very embarrassing!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-loudspeaker-warning/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ASL IN YAKIMA, WASHINGTON
Yakima is the 8th largest city in Washington; population
is just under 100,000 people. Yet, Yakima is probably USA’s #1
ASL city!
Employees at Yakima’s stores, shops and restaurants know
some ASL. They learned ASL from four different high schools
and from two different colleges.
And there are three coffee cafe chat events where hearing
people are invited to join in and practice their ASL.
A deaf person said Yakima is so much better than some bigger
cities, especially Washington, DC, for ASL users!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-in-yakima/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I travel quite a bit for business, such as shows and workshops.

Trying to get my needs met as a DeafBlind person are not easy!  I need
someone to drive me there!

Or, I need to have someone meet me there and provide an SSP while I am
there.  Or, they will ask if my wife can do it.

All this costs extra and it is frustrating for them, and difficult for them
to understand.

Several organizations for the DeafBlind think spouses are the answer to
travel needs?????

Each individual who is DeafBlind will have different needs for travel due to
their own life experience and needs.

Often people will tell me “Y are brave to travel alone!”

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

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

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

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

newspaper story

The first Purdue football team assembled in the fall of 1887. The boys
played one game on Oct. 29 against Butler at Indianapolis. Purdue’s first
coach was a deaf mute who had trouble communicating. He was a bright man
of a gentle nature from Lafayette named Al Berg. He had seen a football
game while attending a school for the hearing impaired in Washington D.C.

full story at:
http://www.jconline.com/story/news/history/2016/08/26/amateurs-deaf-mute-coach-began-purdue-football/87970674/

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

retiring as basketball and football referee

Roy Lopaty has retired last year after 35 years as
basketball referee.

This football season, his 35th, will be his last season
as the back judge.

He is from the Los Angeles area

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf hockey goalie drafted in Canada Jr A 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 – 28 August 2016

DeafDigest Blue – August 28, 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/black-outs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-cruises/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-surprised-at-fifth-cousins/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cant-hear-weak-car-battery/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

hint for proposed deaftown in Pennsylvania

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

It was proposed to establish a deaf town in
Pennsylvania (in the Pocono region). Maybe
the picture is a hint?

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Top stories about the deaf:

The deaf of New Zealand is asking the
government to install visual fire
alarms in public facilities.

Flagler College in St Augustine, Florida
is now offering its first-time ever
masters program in Deaf Education.

There was a story about Thomas Salomone,
a deaf man of Malta, founding his own
construction company with 30 deaf
employees on his payroll. Malta is
a small European nation.

The Jefferson Parish in Louisiana has
been sued by a deaf man. The police
would not give him an interpreter
while he was arrested.

A legal expert said that the Hospitality
Industry is required to provide accommodations
for the deaf. It was in reference to two Taco
Bell outlets in New Jersey that would not
accept hand-written drive-in orders.

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

5TH COUSINS DEAF FRIENDS DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT
Two Gallaudet friends were playing basketball
at the Gallaudet Field House.
One day one friend was wearing a sweatshirt with a
logo of a small town. The other friend looked at the
logo and was puzzled and asked few questions about it.
Then after they were chatting with each other, they
realized they were 5th cousins – they compared their
family trees and were shocked they were related!
Always a surprise with Deaf Family Trees.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-surprised-at-fifth-cousins/

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Lip reading tale

many deaf people will understand what a hearing
person is trying to say if he kept it short
and to the point

yet why would many hearing people say something
very long-winded, lasting five minutes, but not
really saying something that is to the point?

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

THE CAR BATTERY
A deaf driver was driving for a long time with a
weak battery. There was no warning signal on the dashboard
about a weak battery.
A hearing friend happened to hear the car engine and
said “your battery is weak; I will jump the battery for you”
How did the hearing friend know? He said he heard clink,
clink while the engine was turning and knew the battery was
weak.
Lucky to have a hearing friend!

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-cant-hear-weak-car-battery/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

After you have decided that Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) may be right for you in a high school or university setting, now you need to decide if you will be using onsite CART or remote CART. There are many benefits and a few drawbacks to both of these options.

Onsite CART is when the CART captioner is physically present in the classroom with the student. The CART captioner connects his or her steno machine to a laptop computer which is placed in front of the student, and the student is able to read what the CART captioner is writing to the laptop screen. Another option is that the student may also use an iPad or other tablet to receive the text if the captioner sits in another part of the classroom.

One of the major advantages to onsite CART is that the captioner can see and hear everything that is going on in the classroom. It is oftentimes easier to hear and understand someone when you can see the person speaking than it is over a phone line or Internet connection.
If an instructor is using PowerPoint, a chalkboard, or a handout, an onsite captioner can see what is being referred to and fingerspell words that are new or unfamiliar.

Another advantage is that there is personal communication between the captioner and the user of these services. A facial expression, a nod of the head, or a gesture can sometimes help to facilitate communication. An onsite CART captioner could be a great advantage when having a small-group discussion.

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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:

A deaf woman won her 6-month battle with the
Australian Pharmacy Board to allow her to enroll in pharmacy classes. The board felt a deaf
person just cannot dispense medicine!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Lidell Simpson, of United Kingdom, is deaf but is not
deaf! What is this all about? He has synesthesia, a
strange condition where five senses (touch, taste,
sound, sight, and smell) get all mixed up. When he
sees something, it translates into sound in his head.
He grew up, not understanding what was wrong with him,
until ten years ago. He has since then become an
authority on this rare condition and has been a
spokesperson at medical conferences.

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DeafDigest – 26 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 26, 2016

 

— world’s most dangerous city to drive a cab

Are there licensed deaf cab drivers in New York
City? We are not talking about deaf Lyfft
and Uber drivers but of real cab drivers.
There is one that is deaf – Yuriy Grinman.
To help with his work, he uses taxi-hailing
app for customers to pick their destinations.
He said – “I see the noise of New York – but
I don’t have to hear it”. His picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/licensed-new-york-deaf-cab-driver/

 

— high speed testing of deaf

Newly born babies now routinely go through hearing
tests. How long does a hearing test take? Just
12 seconds according to a testing center in
Australia.

 

— Marlee teaches deaf how to deal with police

There have been too many ugly deaf-police
incidents. The American Civil Liberties Union
has contracted with Marlee Matlin to produce
a video on how should a deaf person deal with
the police. This is important during traffic
stops and arrests. What does Marlee know about
the police? Her husband is a police officer!

 

 

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

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

08/21/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 25, 2016

 

— Starbucks’ best barista is deaf

Starbucks has been hiring more deaf people as
baristas, preparing coffees and cold refreshment
drinks for demanding customers. Who is the
best Deaf Barista? It is Banny M.H. Choi, a
deaf Korean woman. She won a Starbucks
Barista contest, beating out other competing
baristas. A picture of her is at:

http://deafdigest.com/starbucks-best-deaf-barista/

 

— deaf jobs survey accurate or false

There was a survey that said 25 percent of
employed deaf people quit their jobs because
of discrimination. This survey took place
in Great Britain. This survey accurate or
false? Many people quit their jobs because
of abusive bosses, no matter if these
employees are deaf or hearing. Very often
a deaf person does not realize that his
abusive boss is also abusive to hearing
employees! This is why DeafDigest does not
trust the survey results.

 

— thrown out for wearing a hearing aid

A deaf girl, a member of her school 6th grade
basketball team in Kentucky, was thrown out of
the game. The referee would not allow her to
play while wearing a hearing aid! Her angry
mother personally confronted the referee.
After reviewing the rules, the referee allowed
her back in the game! The conference then
sent a notice to all referees and participating
schools that hearing aids are allowed.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— ASL, easier way to learn
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/21/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 24 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 24, 2016

— a deaf speed artist

We know about speed chess, where chess players
make their moves within seconds, instead of
deciding a long time before making next moves.
Speed artist? Well, Victor Sitali, who is deaf
and from Zambia, is a speed artist. He was seen
completing a portrait in just seven minutes.
As a matter of comparison, deaf portrait artist
William Sparks took months to complete a
portrait of past NAD executive director
Frederick C. Schreiber that was hung at
NAD headquarters. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-speed-artist/

 

— a different interpreter training program

There is a serious shortage of interpreters
in USA. One state is coming up with a different
approach to training new interpreters. These
interpreting students are prisoners in Louisiana!
They become friends with deaf inmates, learn
some ASL from them, and then sign up for
interpreter training program (inside the
prison walls)! First they do practice
interpreting for deaf inmates and then they
hopefully will get intepreting jobs when they
get out of prison.

 

— a big rancher in Texas was a deaf man

Texas, a big state, has many big ranches – thousands
of acres. One of these big ranches was started by
a deaf man – Burnell Butler. He moved his family
from Mississippi to South Texas around 1850 to set
up a ranching business. This ranch survived hard
times and continued to exist right up to the
late 1930’s. This seems to be the first story
of a deaf big rancher that DeafDigest has ever heard of.

 

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

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

08/21/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 23, 2016

 
— a deaf first in Japan

Kawakami Kei, a deaf Japanese woman, has
achieved a first in Japan. She has become
the first Deaf Certified Interpreter (CDI)
in her nation! Coming from a deaf family
Japanese Sign Language is her primary
language. She went to Gallaudet and
earned a degree in Deaf Studies and
Interpreting. She then obtained her
CDI certificate from RID. A picture of
her is at:

http://deafdigest.com/first-cdi-in-japan/

 

— deaf-hate crime in California

Doug Vigil, who is deaf, is one of the candidates for
the seat on Stockton Unified Board of Education.
Apparently there are people in Stockton that hate
the deaf because they sprayed anti-deaf comments
on the sidewalk in front of his house. The police
is investigating.

 

— perfect deaf speech not worth it

A deaf man has speech that is so perfect
that all hearing people understand him.
Is it worth it to have perfet speech?
A deaf man in Great Britain was not able
to get disability income. The social
service agency felt this man was faking
his deafness because of his perfect
speech!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— wrong name on fund-raising letter
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/21/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 22, 2016

 

— USA’s first deaf-owned brewery

We have a deaf-owned brewery in New Zealand,
but not so in USA. This will change.
Ian Cameron, who is deaf, is opening up
his own brewery in East Mesa, Arizona.
Name of the brewery is Lochiel Brewing
Company. His ancestors are from Scotland,
hence the reason for the name – Lochiel.
Some of the beers he plans to brew is
Scottish-style ale and extra-special bitter.
A picture is at:

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

 

— possible DeafTown in Pennsylvania

We have had several failed DeafTown
efforts. Will there be a DeafTown
in Pennsylvania, in the Pocono
region? There was a announcement, though
a quiet one, by a deaf organization
about their planned DeafTown. They
said they are working with realtors,
developers, and investors right now.
While the exact location in the Pocono
region is not publicly known, DeafDigest
editor knows of a deaf person that
owns a large piece of land in the
area.

 

— deafness was reason for not-guilty verdict

In Great Britain, two deaf sisters committed
a horrific crime. They were arrested and
went through a court trial. Everyone felt
they would be convicted and sentenced to
lifetime prison terms. The judge let them
go, all charges dropped. His reason –

they are deaf and would have problems dealing
with hardened convicts in a prison
atmosphere.

The Deaf Community isn’t too happy about it.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— 20 marvels in 2000 helping the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/21/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 August 2016

DeafDigest Gold – August 21, 2016

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Old Fogey

Where’s the Interpreters?

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-wheres-the-interpreters/

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-winner-lottery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-pharmacy/

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

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

Deaf Sports newspaper, many years ago

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-sports-newspaper/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Deaf Center in Northern Nevada is celebrating
the grand opening of its new headquarters.

The refusal of the Redmond Regional Medical Center
(Rome, Georgia) to provide interpreters has cost
them $50,000 according to a settlement with the
Department of Justice.

Approximately 25 percent of teachers of the deaf
in India lack professional certificates and have
been assumed to be unqualified – but they are
still teaching!

A lawsuit has been filed against the Louisiana
Department of Public Safety. Same old story –
no interpreters.

A group of angry New Zealand activists have
accused the government of taking credit
for providing captions during the Olympics –
especially after years of refusing to provide
captions for past big sports events.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WORTH IT TO WIN MILLION-DOLLAR LOTTERY
Is it worth it for a deaf person to
win a million-dollar lottery?
A deaf person won the lottery, not
once but twice.
He had to quit his job because
hearing employees were jealous and
gave him hard time.
He also lost many friends in the
Deaf Community – same reason jealousy
among deaf ex-friends.
Worth it?  Good question.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-winner-lottery/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

PHARMACIST AND THE DEAF
A pharmacist has two jobs – one is to
make medicine and also to explain to
patient what to do with the medicine.
A hearing person, visiting a small
town, was confused about the medicine
she got from her home town pharmacy.
She went to the small town pharmacy
and asked the pharmacist to explain
it to her.
A deaf person may struggle if
he went to a small town pharmacy,
if the pharmacist has never met a
deaf person in his life!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-pharmacy/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Beach vacation time for me this week!

Every year we go to York Beach, Maine.

It is a small vacation community with a beautiful lighthouse.

One day, I was going out for my walk around the shore.

I was standing at the crosswalk and a UPS truck was parked there.

I started to cross and all of a sudden a car’s front tire ran over my white cane!

My guess is that the driver was too busy scouting ladies in bikinis instead of driving!

Later that day, my wife informed the police officer about
this incident. He was on patrol by foot.

The officer replied, ” Get the license plate number.”

Dang…I hardly saw the car, never mind the plate number!

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

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Blackford grad Lauren Godfrey achieves dream of making 2017 Deaflympics

The piece of paper was hung up on the wall, and she looked, anxiously, for
her name.

There it was: Lauren Godfrey.

full story at:

http://www.hartfordcitynewstimes.com/news/local/blackford-grad-lauren-godfrey-achieves-dream-of-making-deaflympics/article_8fd3600c-62ef-11e6-af24-b715048ac451.html

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

deaf wrestler wins bronze in Olympics

MU’s bronze-medal wrestler J’den Cox represents his country well

Missouri wrestler J’den Cox climbed into the crowd to greet his family
following his bronze-medal victory in the men’s freestyle 190-pound
match Saturday at Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro. Missouri wrestler
J’den Cox bit into his bronze medal, per Olympic tradition for
photographs, on Saturday at Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro. United
States wrestler J’den Cox (top) won the bronze medal against Cuba’s
Reineris Salas Perez on Saturday at Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro.
Cathy Cox (center) wept when she saw her son, J’den Cox pull himself up
into the stands to hug her following Cox’s bronze-medal victory in
men’s 190-pound freestyle wrestling Saturday at Carioca Arena 2 in Rio
de Janeiro. Missouri wrestler J’den Cox climbed into the crowd to greet
his family following his bronze-medal victory in the men’s freestyle
190-pound match Saturday at Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro. Missouri
wrestler J’den Cox bit into his bronze medal, per Olympic tradition for
photographs, on Saturday at Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro.

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf fencer, 5-times in Olympics
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafDigest – 21 August 2016

DeafDigest Blue – August 21, 2016

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

mystery sign language on a park sign
http://deafdigest.com/luxembourg-park-deaf-hands/

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Top stories about the deaf:

According to Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services,
just over 100 newborns, out of just over 27,000 tested
were tested as having hearing losses.

According to deaf Japanese leaders, more municipalities
have recognized Japanese Sign Language as an official
language.

The Celebration! Cinemas in Benton Harbor, MI
has been sued by deaf patrons for not providing
captions.

The Department of Health and Human Services
has made available $15 Million for Newborn Hearing Screening Program

There are complaints by the deaf of
Detroit that the city 911 system does
not work too well with the TTY machines
some of them still use.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BLACKOUT WARNING ON HEARING CRUISE
A deaf person went on a cruise
(hearing cruise, not deaf cruise).
A public announcement was made
during the cruise – that as part of
the ship maintenance, there would be
a 40-minute electrical black out.
Hearing people, hearing the
announcement, would unplug their
laptops in their cabin rooms to
prevent damages during blackouts.
A deaf person would know nothing
about it!

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

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Lip reading tale

A fellow hearing employee has two children, named
Payton and Paige.

That employee talks about Payton and Paige
from time to time

The deaf employee finds it difficult to
lipread either name.

The deaf employee said:

most of the time I don’t know which child she is talking about so I just go with the flow

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF CRUISE OR HEARING CRUISE
Which is better for a deaf traveler –
Join a Deaf Cruise or a Hearing Cruise?
With a Deaf Cruise, very easy to
communicate with other deaf travelers.
Disadvantage is that you see same old
deaf faces all the time.
With a Hearing Cruise, there are
strangers that have many interesting
stories to share during dinners and
during cruise social events. For
deaf, it is impossible to communicate
without an interpreter! Hearing
people on vacation during cruises
don’t like to write notes.

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-cruises/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

It is the beginning of a new school year, and many CART captioners are beginning new assignments. Some students are using CART for the very first time.

Once again, “CART” stands for “Communication Access Realtime Translation.” Many students and professors will be curious about this service. If a student is comfortable disclosing his or her use of CART to the rest of the class, it is an opportunity to explain what CART is to people who have never seen CART.

Before using CART in the classroom, everyone involved should have a solid understanding of what will take place. These are a couple questions that need to be answered: Will I be using remote CART or onsite CART? Will I be provided note files of the classes by the CART captioner? Before the school year begins, it is sometimes a good idea to have someone from the disabilities services office, the CART captioner, and the user of CART services sit down and discuss everyone’s expectations.
The disabilities services office will expect the user to notify the CART captioner promptly if the user is not able to attend class for some reason. The user will expect the CART captioner to show up on time and ready to provide services.

CART users should realize that the CART captioners will be blocking out the time periods for their classes for the entire semester. If a CART user cancels the captioner’s services by deciding he or she no longer needs services or by dropping a class, the CART captioner may have already turned down other assignments and may be losing that income.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The New York Times has hired an agency to oversee
its interests if and when any of their published stories
end up in a movie or in a TV program.
In that case, Gallaudet University unfortunately
lost out on its rights when the movie “The Replacements”
was made in 2000.
Actor David Denman, one of the characters in that movie
was depicted as deaf and a Gallaudet graduate. In that plot,
he was mentioned as losing out on an opportunity to play
football in the NFL because of his deafness. This character,
however, played for a replacement team (Washington Sentinels)
that played in the NFL because of a player strike.
Denman, by the way, is not deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A New York judge turned down the request by
New York City government to take down all of its
15,000 alarm boxes. Reason is that it would prevent
the deaf from using the box in case of emergencies.

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DeafDigest – 21 August 2016

PHARMACIST AND THE DEAF
A pharmacist has two jobs – one is to
make medicine and also to explain to
patient what to do with the medicine.
A hearing person, visiting a small
town, was confused about the medicine
she got from her home town pharmacy.
She went to the small town pharmacy
and asked the pharmacist to explain
it to her.
A deaf person may struggle if
he went to a small town pharmacy,
if the pharmacist has never met a
deaf person in his life!

DeafDigest – 20 August 2016

BLACKOUT WARNING ON HEARING CRUISE
A deaf person went on a cruise
(hearing cruise, not deaf cruise).
A public announcement was made
during the cruise – that as part of
the ship maintenance, there would be
a 40-minute electrical black out.
Hearing people, hearing the
announcement, would unplug their
laptops in their cabin rooms to
prevent damages during blackouts.
A deaf person would know nothing
about it!

DeafDigest – 19 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 19, 2016

 

— Hearing Australians hate sign language on TV

Australian Rules Football is as popular
in Australia as much as NFL is in USA.
Coming up soon is the Grand Final
(just like our Super Bowl). Deaf fan
Ramas McRae has filed a complaint with the
Australian Human Rights Commission because
the Australian football people would not
hire an interpreter for the Grand Final
on TV. The league said captions is enough.
Word got around and hearing people becamse
abusive towards the deaf on social media.
One of the comments was this –

You moron, are you stupid? Are you paying
for the interpreter or is the taxpayer
paying for it? There are bigger issues
in the world then an interpreter

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/australian-abuse-towards-the-deaf/

 

— a 911 call lacked an important detail

Earlier this month, someone in Kentucky called 911
for police assistance involving a man who was
getting violent in an apartment. Police arrived
and yelled at the man to drop his weapon. The
man didn’t, and was out of control. Police shot
him and he died. The 911 caller never told
the dispatcher that the man was deaf; the police
had no way of knowing of the man’s deafness.
A real tragedy.

 

— Uber’s hypocrisy

Is Uber a big hypocrite? Not too many months ago
Uber was touting the deaf drivers the company
has hired. Abd said it is still pushing for more
of them to hire. Now this – Uber is trying to
put self-driving vehicles on the streets,
beginning in Pittsburgh. If this plan expands
nationawide, then what will Uber do with the
deaf drivers they said they were proud to hire?

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Educator’s Grand Slam
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/14/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 18 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 18, 2016

 

— interesting lawsuit on discrimination

We have many deaf referees and umpires in many sports
for many years. One of them – Chris Miller is a
basketball referee in high level college basketball.
Anyway, these game officials often need to attend
clinics – some with interpreters, some without.
Lawsuits on no interpreters? Jonathan Breuer
is a softball umpire in New Jersey; he has
requested interpreters for clinics he was
required to attend. After being repeatedly
turned down, he then filed a lawsuit.
His attorney – Andrew Rozynski is a Coda
whose father is a long time softball
umpire. This aspect is interesting.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/lawsuit-by-deaf-umpire/

 

— deaf nightmare in Louisiana

Louisiana has been threatened with flooding.
This state has many deaf residents, and they
own houses that floods have threatened.
Said a hearing neighbor of a deaf family
that lives nearby:

We have a deaf couple; t“They were stucks
in. Obviously they can’t use cellphones
even when they turn back on. There was
nothing they could do neither one could
talk. We communicated best they could
which is really a notepad and a pen.
That’s about all we had.”

 
Very difficult for interpreters to
reach flood sites and so, deaf people
are dependent on generous hearing
neighbors!

 

— the Helen Keller mystery

One the most powerful organizations in
USA is the American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU). Many web sites credit Helen Keller
as one of the ACLU founders. Was she
really? The ACLU said:

Founded in 1920 by Roger Baldwin, Crystal
Eastman, Walter Nelles, Morris Ernst, Albert
DeSilver, Arthur Garfield Hays, Jane Addams,
Felix Frankfurter, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.

Keller’s name is not on the list of founders.
This is a mystery!

 

 

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

08/14/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 17 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 17, 2016

 

— cost of caption glasses

The owner of a movie theater in Montana said that caption
glasses have been often been requested by deaf patrons.
He explained that the cost is $1,000 each, and the
whole captioning system around $12,000. He wasn’t
complaining, just stating as a matter of fact. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/cost-of-glasses/

 

— confession of a casino card dealer

A casino card dealer wrote an article,
anonymously, in a gambling magazine.
He said that deaf participants at
card tables are at a disadvantage –
they cannot hear whining, grumbling
and moaning from hearing card players
that would reveal whether their hands
are good or bad. This is the reason
why we have deaf-only poker tournaments!

 

— explaining Gesture Sign Language

Gesture Sign Language? If you are in
Madrid, you will see a lot of gesturing
by hearing people on the streets. Apparently
each word has its own gesture! Is it
Sign Language? No, but looks like one.
On the BBC News program yesterday,
Mary Civiello, not deaf and owner of
Civiello Communications Group, was
interviewed regarding Donald Trump’s
habit of gesturing and over-gesturing.
Some of Trump’s over-gesturing looks
like ASL, but again, it is not.
Civiello, however, made no mention
of ASL or of sign language during
her interview.

 

 

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

08/14/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 16 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 16, 2016

 

— a famous deaf person joins a famous show

The Chippendales is a popular entertainment-type
show featured in New York, Las Vegas and
Hollywood. It started in 1979 and has continued
strong whereas other entertainment shows have
closed up. Anyway, hot deaf celebrity Nyle
DiMarco will be joining the Chippendale cast
at Las Vegas. A big question – will this
show be interpreted? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-past-performance/

 

— another movie captioning lawsuit with a strange twist

Yet another movie captioning lawsuit – filed
against the Celebration!s Cinema in Benton Harbor,
in the southwestern part of Michigan. The
twist, strange however, is that the theater
owner said he was “waiting” for review by
the Department of Justice on “updated”
movie captioning standards! Government
moves very slow, and so, why didn’t the
movie theater owner do his own research
to learn what standards other theaters
have on their movie captions?

 

— a scary comment by a deaf owner of a house

A deaf man showed the police the bullet holes
near his house in Chattanooga, TN. There was
a shooting at a nearby house, but the bullets
flew everywhere. He explained that he could
not hear the firing and would not be able
to hide to protect himself. He did see the
flashing police lights with so many people
out on the street but no one came over to
him to explain what was going on. He has
lived in the house all by himself for over
10 years but is not close to his neighbors.
When this happens anywhere, then deaf
people are scared.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— the deaf and the five basic rights
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/14/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 15 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 15, 2016

 
— big supermarket chain says no to deaf hiring

James Blake, a British deaf teenager, applied for a
part time job at Asda. It is one of the biggest
supermarket chains in Great Britain. A question
on the job application form asked to fill out
all disabilities. He filled out the word – deaf.
When he arrived at the job interview, he was told
that Asda does not hire deaf people. This story
hit the newspapers and the web sites, thus
embarrassing Asda. They told him to come back
for another interiew. Instead, James applied
for a job at Sainsbury, which is Asda’s chief
competitor, and was hired! James is still
angry with Asda, and may file a formal
complaint. A picture is at:

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

 

— police helping the deaf

Police departments, unfortunately, are not
popular in many communities. And many deaf
people feel police is hostile to them.
Well, a deaf man walked to the sheriff’s
office in Okeechobee County (Florida)
needing assistance. He thought someone
stole his social security check. The
sheriff communicted with him via written
notes. It was a long story but to make it
short, the police helped the man solve
this missing check problem. No interpreter?
Apparently the deaf man didn’t ask for it.

 

— frustrated British interpreters

Interpreters are frustrated in Great
Britain. They want to help the deaf
but cannot. An example is a government
social service agency telling the deaf
client he cannot get an apartment
because he didn’t qualify. Another
is telling the deaf client that the
interpreting assignment has ended
(because of time limits). This story
was written up in a British newspaper.

 

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

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

08/14/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 August 2016

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-jogger/

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What is the deaf kid trying to say?

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Top stories about the deaf:

Australia’s new Disability Discrimination Commissioner
said that he has plans to accommodate the deaf
during the upcoming Census head count.

The Mountain Lakes School, in New Jersey, which
houses one of the nation’s largest mainstreamed
programs for the deaf, has been honored with
a historic designation. This program covers
11 counties in New Jersey.

The Rogers Hall, a much beloved dorm on the
old campus of Clarke School for the Deaf, has
been engulfed in flames.

Oregon, which lacks a state Commission for
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, has invited
the Deaf Community for feedback on their
needs.

Ghana has a law that protects the rights
of the deaf. Yet this law is always obeyed.
This is what deaf activists are complaining.

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A DEAF KID WITH HEARING FAMILY
DeafDigest editor was eating at a pizza
place in Washington, DC.
Next to him was a large table with family
members. One of the family members was a kid.
He saw DeafDigest editor signing to his wife.
When the DeafDigest editor paid the check
and left the table, the deaf kid suddenly
waved – I am deaf.
Very heartbreaking for a deaf kid to be
ignored by his family members.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-kid-in-restaurant/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF JOGGERS AND HEARING JOGGERS
What is the difference between a deaf jogger
and a hearing jogger?
The deaf jogger just goes out of his house
and jogs on the streets. Very simple.
Hearing jogger is different. They worry
about the music and struggle with selection of
music songs on their smartphones while jogging.
Not very simple!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I went kayaking at the reservoir, which is a  walking distance from my house.

My adopted daughter came with me and we rented two kayaks.

My daughter is a good sneaky photographer! She took some
pictures of me kayaking.

It was a very windy day so I put away my cap so I wouldn’t lose it.

The pictures were posted on Facebook and I could see some worried comments!

Some said I must wear cap to protect my eyes. Other said
need to have kayak roped to daughter’s kayak.

Hey! I live here 30 years, how can I get lost on the same reservoir?

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

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Lamar – Demontrai Lewis, jr, football

he was supposed to transfer from Kilgore Junior College
to play for Lamar University as a junior. There was
some newspaper stories about him making this transfer.

Yet, a check of the 2016 Lamar football roster does
not reveal his name.

apparently something happened to him that we don’t know about
just yet

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Deaf player in Australian Rules Football

Alex Hickey has been a handy addition to the Geelong VFL squad in 2016

IN the space of three months at Geelong, Alex Hickey has almost matched
the total number of VFL matches he played in the previous two seasons at
Essendon.

The silky-skilled midfielder has only missed one match in Cats colours
since arriving at Simonds Stadium over the summer and quickly established
himself a reliable member of their back six.

Competition for spots in the improving Cats’ side is intense among their
VFL-listed players and Hickey, a former Geelong Falcons captain and best
and fairest winner (2013), knows how important it is for him to perform
his role week in, week out to stay part of their best 22.

“I’ve played a few different roles so far which I think is helping my
footy,” Hickey told K rock Football.com.au

“Now it’s about trying to lock myself in that back pocket, half-back
role and hopefully make that mine for the rest of the year.”

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DeafDigest – 14 August 2016

DeafDigest Blue – August 14, 2016

Blue Edition
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf man was boss of public printing in state
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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Yerker Andersson
that departed us. Born in Sweden, he came to USA
to attend Gallaudet University and never went
back home. A Sociologist by training, he made
International Deafness issues his lifetime
mission. Over the years, he taught at Gallaudet and served the World Federation
of Deaf in various capacities. And in recent
years, he relocated to Frederick, MD and
served as judge of elections at one polling
place.

Top stories about the deaf:

The government of New Zealand is now captioning the
sessions in the Parliament. It is a giant leap because
the nation previously have refused to caption anything
at all!

Russia, already having a lot of problems with
accusations of doping during this Olympics,
have also been accused of doping their deaf
athletes when participating in the Deaflympics
and World Championships!

Two deaf female prisoners in India, held at
a holding cell, managed to escape by avoiding
security checkpoints. They are still at large
and the prison officials are not too happy
about it.

It is now official. Ontario won’t close
its schools for the deaf. The province debated
with it for many months before making the
decision to keep it open.

It was learned that the United Nations
will ratify the disability rights convention,
sometime within the next few months. It would
assert the rights and needs of the deaf, as
well as with other disabled groups.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

AIRPORT BONUS OFFER
A public announcement system made this
announcement at an airline – that those willing
to give up their seats because of overbooking
will get a $500.00 reward.
Hearing people hear it and rush to grab the
$500.00 bonus for giving up their airline seats.
Deaf person will know nothing about it. Yes,
about 10 minutes later the display screen
will say the same thing – but it is too late!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/airline-bonus-money/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person and were chatting about something
political.

Deaf person thought he said:
They are moor.

(Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb, North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, Sicily, and Malta during the Middle Ages)

Hearing person actually said:
They are poor.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CODA HATES THIS QUESTION
A Coda told DeafDigest that he hates this question
from his hearing friends.
The question is:

Why are you not deaf if your parents are deaf?

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hated-coda-question/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Before court reporters started using computer-aided translation (CAT), they would usually dictate or type their notes or use a person who was a note reader to transcribe their notes. Most court reporters at that time were taught to primarily use the asterisk key in the center of the keyboard only to indicate that they had made a mistake.

As CAT became more popular, more and more reporters found another use for the asterisk key. They could use it to slightly alter their steno outlines to eliminate words that would be written the same because they sounded the same.

For instance, the words “pat” and “Pat” would have been written the same on the steno machine because they sound the same. Since all steno keys are capital letters, there is no way to simply capitalize a word on the steno keyboard.

Some reporters found that they could add an asterisk to their steno, and that could eliminate conflicts. In this circumstance, “pat” could be written as PAT, and “Pat” could be written as PA*T.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We have a few deaf pharmacists in USA. There
is zero deaf pharmacists in Australia.
Maryan Mikhael, who is deaf, wishes to
become the first deaf pharmacist in Australia.
The government of Australia is taking a dim
view about her becoming the nation’s first
deaf pharmacist. Her struggles has been
written up in Australian newspapers.
Does one have to hear in order to
properly dispense medicine according to
prescriptions written up by physicians?
No, declares DeafDigest.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The task force reviewing the goals and mission of the
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind recommended that
the agency move from Ogden to Salt Lake City and that
the advisory board be given more powers. And that
the superintendent Steve Noyce’s status was changed
from contract to at-will.

editor’s note: a scandal surfaced two weeks ago
when an ex-employee embezzled $65,000 from the
school treasury.

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DeafDigest – 14 August 2016

A DEAF KID WITH HEARING FAMILY
DeafDigest editor was eating at a pizza
place in Washington, DC.
Next to him was a large table with family
members. One of the family members was a kid.
He saw DeafDigest editor signing to his wife.
When the DeafDigest editor paid the check
and left the table, the deaf kid suddenly
waved – I am deaf.
Very heartbreaking for a deaf kid to be
ignored by his family members.

DeafDigest – 13 August 2016

AIRPORT BONUS OFFER
A public announcement system made this
announcement at an airline – that those willing
to give up their seats because of overbooking
will get a $500.00 reward.
Hearing people hear it and rush to grab the
$500.00 bonus for giving up their airline seats.
Deaf person will know nothing about it. Yes,
about 10 minutes later the display screen
will say the same thing – but it is too late!

DeafDigest – 12 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 12, 2016

— Trump’s biggest sin

What is Trump’s biggest sin? Today, there was a
Bloomberg poll on what bothered people about
Trump? It said that he once mocked a disabled
reporter. When his mocking went viral, Trump
denied making fun in the first place! If
Trump actually mocked the disabled, will he
also mock the deaf? Let voters decide! A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/picture-for-people-that-mock-the-deaf/

 

— funny or not funny

An outspoken deaf-rights activist posted an
article on the AARP web site. It asked:

No Wheelchair Ramp for the Deaf

Not sure if the activist was trying to be
funny or trying to be sarcastic or just trying
to make a point? She mentioned, however, that
the deaf lawsuit vs Fedex has been going on
for years, years and years with no end result
in sight!

 

— signing and driving at same time

Deaf people often sign while driving.
Is it safe? A deaf driver, talking to his
deaf passenger, hit a person walking the
dog at an intersection in Framingham, MA.
The driver admitted he took his eyes off
the road while driving. Driving while deaf
is not the same as driving while hearing!
At any rate, the police gave the deaf
driver a written warning. Lets’ hope the
hearing person will not file a civil
lawsuit on basis of negligence while
driving!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— bad comment about deaf by a deaf man
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/07/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 11 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 11, 2016

 

— embarrassed headquarters fires anti-deaf new boss

The new owner of the Auntie Anne’s pretzels in
Dickson, TN, immediately fired the deaf employee,
telling her:

a deaf employee was incapable of working in the store

Her supervisor happened to be her hearing sister,
who quickly protested the firing. This story went
viral, thus embarrassing the corporate headquarters.
The corporate president quickly fired the new hearing
owner and at the same time, rehired both women. This
turn of events has an interesting twist – because it
is located inside Walmart, which has a great
reputation for hiring the deaf! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/anti-deaf-boss-fires-good-deaf-employee/

 

— ASL or PSL

Is PSL (Philadelphia Sign Language) considered ASL,
with its own dialects and accents? DeafDigest
editor, many years ago, watched a group of deaf
people of Philadelphia sign to each other in PSL
and could not understand it. Anyway University
of Pennsylvania, working with Gallaudet linguists,
is staging a public demonstration of what PSL is
all about! Remember yestereday DeafDigest mentioned
a dying language – the Hawaiian Sign Language.

 

— faking deafness to get big government contracts

In USA, we have this 8A section of these SBA
set-asides where deaf-certified business owners
could win favorable government contracts for
ten years. Anywway in India, a hearing businessman
was able to get his wife a deafness certificate
as signed by a group of ENT doctors at a hospital
audiology center. The husband says wife is deaf;
the government suspects the wife of faking her
deafness in order to win that big government
contract. This case is in the courts.

 

 

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

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

08/07/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 10 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 10, 2016

— Coda using Sign Language on First Dates

A British Coda appeared on “First Dates” which
is a popular British reality TV series. Matched
up with a blind date, he used British Sign
Language to indicate his fondness for his date.
It backfired because the date was turned off
and refused to date the Coda again! See
the picture at:

http://35.182.75.222/using-sign-language-on-tv-reality-show/

 

— a surprise at another truck driving school

Yesterday’s DeafDigest mentioned that a Texas
truck driving school has had four deaf graduates.
There is a surprise with a truck driving school
in Kansas. A deaf man enrolled at that school;
instead of hiring an interpreter, the school
used the ASL-signing services of a deaf truck
driver! Good or bad? The instructor would
teach proper truck driving techniques. A
truck driver (no matter deaf or hearing)
may accidentally teach bad truck driving habits!
Anyway, this deaf man is now making a living
as a local truck driver.

 

— a dying sign language in one state

The Hawaiian Sign Language, thought to be
extinct, was rediscovered in recent years
by Linda Lambrecht, a native-born deaf
Hawaiian. She is fighting two things
to keep the language alive – skeptics
that feel it is not worth the effort,
and time, in a race to record the
language on tape before the last
native user departs us.

 

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

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

08/07/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 09 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 9, 2016

 

— Social Security online may be a sad joke

Social Security has changed its rules to require
cell text access. Many deaf people do not have
these cell text phones. And if they wish to
contact social secuirty on-line, they can’t.
Already activist groups are complaining about
it for that reason. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/your-social-security-card/

 

— possibly best truck driving school for the deaf

Deaf people have wanted to drive trucks, but for years,
because of their deafness. Now, they are allowed
to drive trucks. Truck drivers must attend special
schools to learn how to drive these really big
trucks, which looks like these big jets at airports.
Best school for the deaf? Possibly at Amarillo
College (Texas) which operates the Truck Driving
Academy. This program has an interpreter and so
far, since 2014, have graduated four deaf truck
driving students.

 

— a game programmer listens to the deaf

Many deaf people love to play competitive games
on computers against the hearing. They have
felt discriminated because the sounds and pings
of these games do not tell the deaf what is going
on, while the hearing knows what it is all about.
Finally one programer of the Escape Game (Knoxville)
have made it deaf friendly. Hopefully other programmers
of other games will do the same for the deaf gamers.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— street named after non-famous
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/07/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 08 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 8, 2016

 
— a big joke of a government call

A deaf man from a New England state dialed up
a 211 call, via a relay service. He wanted
to discuss a matter on a local government level.
The call went directly to California’s 211
network! Knowing nothing about local New
England issues, the operator was forced to
google on-line to give the information the
deaf man wanted. So, is 211 a joke? Yes!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/joke-of-a-211-call/

 

— January 24th, TV fans to hold the date

Deaf TV fans that are hooked to “Switched at Birth”
would need to hold the Tuesday, January 24, 2017
date. The fifth and final season will start on
that evening.

 

— deafness and the military waiver

There are military waivers for those that want
to join the military but would ordinarily be
disqualified. Could a deaf person apply for a
military waiver? One person did – but it
led to so much red tape. He waited a year
for the military waiver to be approved
only to be told the approval was cancelled.
In other words, as it is right now, it is a
million in one shot for a deaf person to join
the military.

 

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

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

08/07/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 07 August 2016

DeafDigest Gold – August 7, 2016

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Old Fogey

Deafness & Herpes

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-deafness-herpes/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-post-it-paper/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-one-word-or-many-words/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-sad-family-reunion/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

A fire drill took place at Auckland University
in New Zealand. This university has one
deaf studemt. Yet, no one bothered to tell
him that a fire drill was taking place.
Understandably, he was upset.

A newspaper ran a story on shortage of
audiologists in USA!

Windows 10 upgrade is no longer free, but
allows deaf users to get it for free if
they have not previously upgraded their
Windows application.

A hearing aid manufacturer is using new
technology, looking at patients’ eyes to
determine how much hearing loss they have!

Deaf victims of crimes are now allowed to
testify in courts in India. This is what
India’s High Court (same as our own
Supreme Court) have ruled.

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DEAF IN ONE WORD OR DEAF IN MANY WORDS
Many of us describe our deafness in one word –
deaf.
There are many deaf people that refuse to use
one word. They describe themselves as:

hearing loss is profound in one ear and severe in
another ear; I wear binaural hearing aids. And I
do not use ASL

This is blah, blah, blah, blah. Just better to
use one word – deaf!

youtube video with captions
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SAD DEAF-HEARING FAMILY REUNION
It is common but sad – that hearing and deaf members
of a family have a bad argument about 50 years ago
with insults and accusations, etc.
Deaf and hearing family members don’t see each other
for 50 years until they meet again in a family reunion.
What is sad? That many of them (deaf and hearing)
don’t remember what the argument was all about!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

One DeafDigest reader requested more specifics how to provide appropriate accommodations.

Last week I discussed about a “watch party” for politics. I have a few possible suggestions for DeafBlind access.

While watching a TV or big screen, we DeafBlind likely will not be able to read the captions.

You could have volunteers taking turns to interpret the speech.

This could be difficult to do when you are not a skilled interpreter.

Include some Haptics/Pro-Tactile to get us in the mood with the party goers!

Some states might provide DeafBlind individuals with interpreter services for this type of gathering.

You can check with the interpreter referral services in your state.

Also, you could ask RID state chapter in your state if they could help.

I will post more suggestions in future posts.

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

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Tulane – Cali Bunn, fr, beach volleyball

Tulane is part of the NCAA fast growing
Beach Volleyball programs among Division
I schools.

Not sure if Cali Bunn is the nation’s only
deaf player in college beach volleyball.

Anyway her profile is at:

http://www.tulanegreenwave.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4025

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

tennis player’s success

Lee Breaks Through Barriers In Chengdu

Lee’s accomplishments are even more impressive because he was born
deaf.

Although he can hear vibrations, he relies completely on hand gestures and
the scoreboard because he can’АЩt hear line calls or the umpire call out
the score.

Full story at:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/challenger-lee-chengdu-2016

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DeafSports Library:

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

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DeafDigest – 07 August 2016

DeafDigest Blue – August 7, 2016

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This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/fakeoralism/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/everyday/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
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http://deafdigest.com/mc-donald-walk-thru-window/

a strong hint for fast food outlets that could
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Top stories about the deaf:

The Australian Human Rights Commission has
received a formal complaint regarding the
refusal of Australian Football League
to hire an interpreter for its National
Anthem ceremony prior to the televised national championship game. The league
official refused to comment.

The National Command Centre in Doha, Quatar
said that their special deaf 992 emergency
number has been providing excellent
service locally and nationally.

James Tokioka, the father of the Open Captioned
movies in Hawaii law, is up for reelection to
continue serving as state legislator. One of
his campaign promises is to continue to fight for the rights and needs of the deaf.
His son is deaf and is a member of the golf
team at University of Hawaii.

Louise Carroll, CEO, New Zealand National Foundation for the Deaf, has challenged
hearing leaders (business, political
and government) to play deaf for one
day – to understand the rights and needs
of the deaf.

A deaf resident of Pakistan was arrested
by the police of India for trying to cross
the border without a visa and without a
legitimate reason. No motive was given
by the deaf man.

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

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DEAF MAN INTRODUCED TO “ORAL” DEAF WOMAN
This is a true story. It happened many years ago when
it was not “polite” for the deaf to use sign language
in public.
A deaf man, using ASL, was introduced to a deaf woman
who seemed to be “oral.”
The man liked the woman very much, but the deaf woman
“could not sign” and it forced the ASL deaf man to
communicate in an oral way.
This was going on for about an half hour until the
deaf man realized the deaf woman was skilled with ASL.
He asked her why was she using oral language while
she could use ASL. She said it was not polite and also
embarrassing to sign in public. He told her to forget
about embarrassment and to sign ASL with him.
She did – and they fell in love and got married.
They have been happily married for many years with
children.

youtube video with captions
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Lip reading tale

A hearing kid was hanging out with a deaf kid

The deaf kid thought the hearing kid said:
Do you want to play rands?

The hearing kid actually said:
Do you want to play cards?

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youtube video

EVERY DAY WE KNOW IT
Every day do hearing people know that they are hearing?
No. They do same things every day without thinking about
themselves as a hearing person.
It is different with us as deaf individuals. We know
every day that we are deaf. We wake up in the morning
with special wake-up clocks. We drive cars and use our eyes
to watch for traffic. We order coffee at Starbucks by pointing
at the wall menu. We go to work and gesture with hearing
employees, etc, etc.
We know we are deaf every day. Hearing people don’t think
about themselves as hearing every day.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In addition to the letter keys on a steno machine keyboard, there is a key in the middle that is an asterisk key.

Since you can’t backspace on a steno machine keyboard like you can on a typewriter or computer keyboard, the asterisk key is how most captioners and court reporters indicate that they made a mistake. If a captioner realizes that he or she stroked an incorrect stroke, the captioner will hit the asterisk key and then restroke the correct steno.

If you were to type on a computer keyboard the word “stat” when you actually meant to type the word “star,” you would backspace on your keyboard and retype the “r” correctly.

If a court reporter or captioner were to make a similar mistake and stroke “STAT” instead of “STAR,” that captioner cannot back up on the keyboard. He or she would stroke an asterisk and then restroke the whole word “STAR” correctly.

The captioner’s steno strokes would then look like this: STAT/*/STAR. The computer would then remove the “STAT” stroke and replace it with “STAR.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest is proud that the Old Fogeys
comic books has made it to the shelves of a
second comic book store. The first store is
Comix Revolution in Evanston, IL, and the
second one is Austin Books & Comics in Austin,
TX. It is one of the nation’s top 5 comic book
stores for independent books.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Brett Simpson owns his Brett’s Place concessions and
snack bar at the Orange County Courthouse in Texas.
Customers love him and he, in turn, loves them and
treats them with respect. He is one of the most beloved
individuals at the Courthouse building. And there was
a recent newspaper story about him and his business.
What about it? Brett is deaf and blind.

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DeafDigest – 05 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 5, 2016

— refusing restaurant reservation for deaf group

In the Japanese suburb of Kyoto, a big city, a deaf
person sent a fax to a restaurant, requesting a group
reservation for himself and his deaf friends. The
restaurant manager refused to make the reservation.
He said that no one on his staff can use sign language
and that it is not possible pass notes back and
forth. He suggested the group bring its own
interpreter. The very angry deaf man filed a formal
complaint with the area restaurant association.
A couple of days later the restaurant manager
apologized, but still refused to allow the
deaf group to come in. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-being-refused-restaurant-reservation/

 

— father of deaf listening to deaf community

We have elected public officials that have family
members that are deaf – children or parents or
siblings, or grandparents, etc. Most of these
public officials do not really listen to the
deaf – but one did – Rep. BrianDaniels,
R-Faribault (Minnesota). His son is deaf and
the family moved to Faribault to have him
enrolled at the Minnesota State Academy
for the Deaf. The deaf community wanted
captions in medical facilities waiting
rooms. The law is made stronger with
the language that says if a hearing
person turns off the captions, the
medical staff member must turn it on!

 

— 211 is a joke in Connecticut

As we all know, the Connecticut governor
Dannel P. Malloy laid off 30 interpreters
for the deaf. The state has a 211 number,
in which anyone can dial it to get
information on state services. If a deaf
person dials 211, then no one knows
what is is all about. Connecticut
discrmination against the deaf goes
one step up.

 

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DeafDigest – 04 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 4, 2016

 
— European plazas & malls may be dangerous to deaf

European plazas and malls dangerous to
the deaf? Some of them are. Streets are
narrow, and some plazas allow cars to
drive through. DeafDigest editor once
ate at a sidewalk restaurant in Nice,
France – on a very narrow street,
where cars whiz by – often several
inches away. To solve this problem,
the Canterbury (Great Britain) city
council passed a rule that no cars
are allowed on some of its streets,
saying the deaf cannot hear horn
honking and cars whizzing by. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/car-driving-through-illegally/

 

 

— two directors of two nations feud over own films on same story

Pradeep M Nair is a film producer from Malaysia.
Santhosh Echikkanam is also a film producer from
India. Both hearing producers have threatened legal
action over their films based on life story of Saji
Thomas, of India, a deaf man who built an airplane.
They are accusing each other of copyright violations.
Messy? Yes, very much so – and it was the same
reason why a movie based on Gallaudet’s 1987 Deaf
President Now protest was never made – copyright
and other legal issues!

 

— in auto accident, deaf text almost useless

a deaf man in Idaho had an automobile accident
where he was badly injured. He was driving
alone on an isolated highway. He texted a
hearing acquaintance, asking for medical
assistance. Unfortunately in his text,
he did not leave information about his
location. The frantic acquaintance called
the sheriff’s office, giving them the
deaf man’s text number. The sheriffs
tried to text the deaf man, but there
was no response. Fortunately after a
thorough search, helped by pinging his
cell signal off the towers, they
were able to locate him and bring
him to the hospital. Is there a
better way to locate stranded deaf
people than through text messages?????

 

 

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DeafDigest – 03 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 3, 2016

 
— a real-life deaf hero

A brave deaf person is Gavin Reid, a Scotsman. He
was part of a hearing crew in the Clipper Round
the World Yacht Race. During that race he
saw a disabled yacht, a big mess – propeller
was broken, the sail broken, and a boater
stuck on the top of the sail. Without thinking,
he dived towards the disabled boat and rescued
the boater. For this, he won a big government
heroic award. Two interesting things about
that race – Gavin’s boat had to stop racing
to perform this rescue operation, thus losing
ground to other competing yachts. And that
the stuck boat was not even part of the race,
but happened to be sailing nearby!. A picture
of Gavin is at:

http://deafdigest.com/gavin-the-deaf-hero/

 

— the deaf and the lightning

Are deaf people more in danger when lightning
strikes as compared to hearing people? Thunder
comes first before the lightning, often few
seconds apart. Hearing people can hear the
thunder; many deaf people can’t. Hearing
people run indoors when they hear the
thunder. A deaf person may stay outside
unaware that the lightning is coming up
real soon! This was the warning from the
National Weather Service. What should
the deaf person do? Look at the weather
reports and at the sky. If it looks bad,
just stay indoors!

 

 

— 911 died for one hour

Vermont is a great state. But it has no state
school for the deaf – and for almost an hour
earlier this week, the 911 system went dead!
During that very long one hour, deaf people
that wanted to use 911 were out of luck.
Why did 911 crash? Something to do with bad
software! And it was not the first time
it happened this summer. It happened
late in June. In fact, the state officials
have suggested Vermonters better know
their 7-digit police station numbers
as an emergency back up. 7-digits for
the deaf, forget it! We need easy 3-digits,
not hard 7-digits.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 02 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 2, 2016

— a deaf contestant to compete in national pageant

Emma Conn, who is deaf, but does not sign, won the
Miss Tennessee Teen USA pageant, beating out
35 hearing contestants. She will be representing
Tennessee at the Miss United States Pageant.
A picture of her is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-winner-miss-tennessee-teen-pageant/

 

— award-winning interpreting machine

A big event for inventors of Asia is the
mBillionth Award South Asia. Inventors of
new devices compete to win honors at that
big event. It takes place for inventors
from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India,
Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Out of hundreds of entries in different
categories, one of the winners is the
Sign Language Interpreter. It is a 3D device
that converts text to sign language in
animation. Does it work with ASL?
Don’t know yet.

 

— hurry up to get White House tours

Leah Katz-Hernandez, who is deaf, is the
White House West Wing receptionist – or
in other words, the ROTUS (receptionist
of the United States). It has made it
known that deaf people, wanting White
House tours, can try to contact her.
But if you wish to contact her, you’d
better hurry up! Presidential election
is coming up and no matter who is the
new president (Clinton or Trump) there
is no knowing if current White House
staffers will continue with their positions
or to be let go.

 

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DeafDigest – 01 August 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, August 1, 2016

— a weird Deaf street Sign

There is a Deaf Sign on a street corner that is
weird. Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-street-sign/

 

— McDonald’s walk-thru window

We have read stories of deaf drivers not being
able to order at the McDonald’s drive-through
windows (and filing lawsuits as a result).
In a small town in Wales (part of Great
Britain) the McDonald’s outlet has opened up
a walk-through window. A deaf person could
come to the walk-through window to place
orders through notes. Is it better than
a drive-through window? Probably not
because there are drivers that like to
eat while driving or to take food home.

 

— Connecticut vs Massachusetts

We know about the Connecticut governor
cutting out the funding for 30 state
interpreters, making the deaf community
very upset. Well, in Massachusetts, the
governor cut $200,000 from the budget of
the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing. What happened?
The legislators voted to override the
governor’s budget reduction. Yet, nothing
has been done with the Connecticut
budget reduction. Two state neighbors,
two different results!

 

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