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Posts published in September 2016

DeafDigest – 30 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 30, 2016

— interpreter refused for national anthem

Australia’s Grand Final in Australian Rules Football is
the same as our own football Super Bowl. It is a big
event in both nations. The Super Bowl has signed national
anthem, but not that so in Australia. Deaf Australians
have filed a complaint with the Australian Human Rights
Commission because of refusal of Australian Rules
Football (AFL) officers to allow an interpreter.
And the AFL people managed to delay the hearing
until December after the Grand Final is over!
Why did AFL refuse an intepreter? They refused
to explain why! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-grand-final-interpreter/

 

— Wales shuts down Deaf Political Party

Wales, a small nation that belongs to the
United Kingdom, would not allow a group of
deaf activists to establish their own
political party. The National Assembly for
Wales said this type of political party
cannot be registered with the government.
The deaf people of Wales have been
complaining for years on same issues –
no jobs, no education, no captions, no
nothing!

 

— Critics hate deaf actor in ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’

Actor John McGinty is deaf and uses ASL. He used
ASL as the Quasimodo in the play ‘Hunchback of Notre
Dame’. Instead of praising the creativity of the
play, the critics were nasty about it! They
said sign language ruins the play. Really, it
does not matter because critics love to
criticize, no matter how great any play or
any movie is.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— first classified ad in USA
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/25/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 29, 2016

— first thing for EMT people

An emergency responder (EMT) said that when they come
to the accident scene, one of the first things they
must know – was the injured driver wearing a CI!
He said that there have been deaf drivers that
have lost their CI during an accident. Without
a CI these deaf drivers may not be able to communicate
with the EMT people. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/a-lost-ci/

 

— the 5th deaf guest

Magnolia Hotel Denver, supposedly a fancy hotel, said that they
have four deaf devices for use by deaf guests. What is going to
happen when the fifth deaf guest checks in, asks for deaf
devices and there is none! Will the panicked hotel front desk
clerk run to the next hotel and beg to borrow their deaf
device? Or would the clerk say, sorry we have none?

 

— importance of deaf tourists

How important are deaf tourists? Very important
says Derek Andre Hanekom, the South African
Minister of Tourism! He wants all South African
places of attraction to be 100 percent deaf-friendly.
Do other tourist officials everywhere else in the
world say that deaf tourists are important? No.
DeafDigest thanks Minister Hanekom for saying
that deaf tourists are important.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— influencing a major TV sponsor
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/25/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 28 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 28, 2016

— Marlee Matlin’s most famous acting role

Marlee Matlin, in her long acting career, has nearly
60 acting credits. Her most famous role, that people
talk about from time to time, was not her Oscar-winning
movie. It was Seinfield’s deaf Laura character, who was
thought to be able to lipread someone from across the
room at a crowded party (The Lip Reader – 1993). Carol
Leifer, not deaf, wrote the script and the casting
people needed a young deaf woman for that role, and
so, Marlin was it! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/wrote-the-script-for-marlee/

 

— Hillary’s trickery

Hillary Clinton debated Donald Trump on TV on
Monday night. Was she playing a trick? There
were people that noticed she was wearing something
inside her ear. Was it an “invisible” hearing
aid? Of course Hillary refused to explain what
it was when she was questioned about it by
the media!

 

— too lazy to look for the subtitled film

The movie – Bridget Jones’s Baby – was shown at
the Grant’s Entertainment Centre in Croydon,
a neigbhorhood in London. The movie ad in the
newspapers said it was subtitled. As a result,
nearly 20 deaf people showed up. The movie
was not subtitled at all, making these deaf
people angry. The theater manager said he
could not find a subtitled copy of that
movie, even though it was advertised. He
was not telling the truth, because he didn’t
really look around for it, just being too
lazy.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— customer service reprentative, face to face
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/25/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 27, 2016

— captions and non-captions

A deaf man was vacationing in London and stayed at a
hotel. The TV in the hotel lobby showed captions.
The TV in his room showed no captions – of the
same program! Something funny going on? A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/captions-and-no-captions/

 

— angry at a deaf lipreader

an oralist deaf person, knowing no signs, depends
on lipreading. At a meeting, that deaf person
sat in the front row and watched the lips of
all speakers. One speaker didn’t like being
“stared” at by the deaf lipeader and accused
him of being rude. Anyway that hearing speaker
turned his back to the lipreader for the rest
of his speech!

 

— nearly 170 people were arrested

In Bangalore, India, a rapid transit officer was
suspicious when a bus ticket looked like a fake,
shown by a non-disabled passenger. That passenger
tried to fake his deafness. The officer then
asked for the disability certificate. The
certificate showed a stamped seal but with
wrong spelling. It should be spelled “Disabled
Welfare Officer, Bangalore Urban district”
but the wrong word was used. Instead of “urban”
it was spelled “Croan.” The fake-deaf passenger
was arrested and after further questioning, it
was learned that many such fake certificates
were distributed. Eventually nearly 170
passengers carrying these fake certificates
were arrested!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Airport ticket counter employee got confused
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/25/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

DeafDigest – 26 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 26, 2016

— clapping not permitted

A hearing school in Australia does not permit
students to clap their hands. They are, however,
permitted to wave their hands – as in Deaf Applause.
Hearing school hate hearing students? No. This
school has some hearing students that are
sensitive to noise from loud clapping, and to
protect them, clapping is not allowed! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/applauding/

 

— anti-deaf incident at a bar

A deaf woman and her three hearing friends entered
a Pittsburgh bar. All four of them ordered drinks.
The bartender served three hearing friends but
refused to serve the deaf woman! Making it worse
was that these three hearing friends would not
tell the bartender to please serve the deaf woman!
Yes, the deaf woman was angry about it, feeling
that these hearing people were “fake” friends.

 

— a sad piece of Deaf History in Rome

There is a sad piece of Deaf History in Rome
that very few deaf people know about. Not
Rome, Italy, but Rome, New York. A deaf
man owned a restaurant in downtown Rome.
This restaurant was considered to be the
best in the city. The city officials thought
a shopping mall would be much better than
these downtown stores, and agreed to have
it demolished. As a result, the downtown
deaf-owned restaurant was wiped out.

 

 

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

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

09/25/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 25 September 2016

DeafDigest Gold – September 25, 2016

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

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Old Fogey

Fogeys – Where’s The Deaf Club?

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-wheres-the-deaf-club/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lipreading-pure-oralists/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfect-speech-interpreter/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-person-friends-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-clubhouse-permits/

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

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/candidate-election-promise/

do read what the promise is

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Top stories about the deaf:

Bill Lock, who was deaf, was a legend in Clun, a small
British town. A film, Conversation with the Past,
has featured him, as town people deal with the changing
ways of life. He passed away during the sixties.

It was mentioned that Jeffrey Liebman, a deaf
English-signing resident of Montreal, was denied
an English captioning device because there were
no French captions – for the sake of being fair
to the English and the French. Well, Office Québécois de la Langue Français said it has no issue with
English-speaking captions even though French
captions were not available! The movie house
still disagrees!

Deaf people flocked to the “Bridget Jones”
thinking subtitles were shown, were angry
in Great Britain when the showing showed
no captions!

Police officers in Chesterfield, a town in
Great Britain, have been warning deaf residents
to be careful of internet scams, both from the
hearing and the deaf.

Deaf sketch artist, name not known, was featured
in a short movie “Speaking Pad” by a hearing
India filmmaker, as a way to honor the deaf
during the World Deaf Day.

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Sometimes it is hard to tell if a friendly hearing
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This hearing person is very friendly with the deaf,
always smiling, always joking, always cheerful, etc.
But if many hearing people hate him and don’t tell you
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

PERMITS HASSLES FOR A DEAF CLUBHOUSE SAME AS A BIG STADIUM
If someone wants to build a new and big football stadium –
there are a lot of hassles. Must get approvals and permits for
construction, environmental study, traffic study, economic
impact, neighborhood association approval, etc, etc. Often
takes many months to get all permits approved. And there
are lawsuits by those that don’t want a stadium.
A permit for a small clubhouse permit for a deaf club
easy to get?
No. Same thing. Same hassles just like a football
stadium.
It is hard to believe.

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

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

college deaf football player

Pennsylvania – Tristan Peyton, SO, football

his profile is at:
http://www.pennathletics.com/sport/m-footbl/2016/roster/576dad1ee4b0028e7234c229

his name is not on the defensive stats sheet, after two games played – so
obviously he is not considered one of the better defensive players with
the team

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

women’s pro basketball

Meesseman talks about her hearing loss

part of video interview

she’s 50 percent deaf

her interview, in text, is at:
http://www.bulletsforever.com/2016/9/24/13041054/weekend-links-john-wall-kevin-garnett-tribute-emma-meesseman-hearing-loss

just scroll down the screen until you see the part about Meesseman

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf gold medal winner, Olympics swimming 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
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DeafDigest – 25 September 2016

DeafDigest Blue – September 25, 2016

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 20th year

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click on subscribe and follow the screen

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/emergency-alert-call/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/impossible-lipreading/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/fingerspelling/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/unionstation/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— past presidents’ link with the deaf or deafness http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/we-hate-this/

do see the picture for yourself!

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Top stories about the deaf:

NTID director Gerry Buckley accepted a proclamation
from Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, that kicked off
the International Deaf Awareness Week.

In Wales, shortage of interpreters is so severe
that deaf people are forced to show up for their
social service appointments alone, not understanding
the proceedings.

Nebraska is one of the few states without a state
deaf school. Mainstreamed students are sent to
local school districts. Some districts are good.
Some are bad. For that reason, The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is
establishing a task force to review the state’s
educational practices.

Deaf prisoners are saying they were glad that
the FCC has required use of communication devices
within the prison walls. They suffered from isolation
from outside for years.

Deaf actor John McGinty is said to be the first
deaf actor ever to play the Quasimodo role in
the famous production – The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
There were issues that this role would forever
typecast this deaf actor, but he said he’s not
worried about it!

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
http://www.drrattner.com/our-team/meet-our-team/

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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VIDEO OF A DYING LANGUAGE
In Great Britain and Scotland, deaf people used fingerspelling
for many years with both hands. This fingerspelling language
is dying because younger people use signs not fingerspelling.
As a result, there is a project right now – to visit older
people in Scotland that continue to use two-hand fingerspelling.
The deaf filmmakers want to video this fingerspelling before
these older people die.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fingerspelling/

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Lip reading tale

Deaf person thought hearing person said:
I heard a bag

Hearing person actually said:
I heard a bang

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

UNION STATION IN WASHINGTON, DC
Union Station is not too far from Gallaudet
University.
This station has a lot of history. Many years ago
Gallaudet students went to the Union Station to take
the trains back to their home towns. There were always
many Gallaudet students at Union Station greeting
each other for the fall semester, and saying farewell
after the spring semester.
Times have changed. Students either fly or drive.
But many deaf people still go to Union Station – because
it has a big Food Court and students always get tired
of college food!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people may have been hesitant to request Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services in an educational setting because they thought they had to hire and pay for the services themselves.

However, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CART is a legitimate auxiliary aid for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. It has also been confirmed in the courts that it is a reasonable accommodation for those people.

Some CART captioners may be employees of the university or school system, while others are independent contractors hired to cover specific courses for specific students. Many times the university contracts with a CART captioning agency to provide CART services for whatever classes may need to be covered, and that agency will then use their employees or independent contractors to cover the classes.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf residents of Montana wanting to attend law school at
the University of Montana better make sure the law school
is still accredited.
The law school was told by the American Bar Association
to improve access for law students with disabilities, deaf
included, lest accreditation would be revoked.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

On Bravo’s reality series “Work of Art” one of the
participants is Leon Lim, born in Malaysia but a resident
of New York City. He is deaf. The irony is that he is
competing in a TV show despite having never owned a
TV in his life!

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DeafDigest – 23 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 23, 2016

 
— Deaf Chef in the nation’s restaurant hotbed

According to Andrew Zimmern, the famous food host
with Bizarre Foods, the Twin Cities area is
a hot area to try new and different meals. And
we do have a deaf chef in the Twin Cities area
(Minneapolis/St Paul). It is Kendall Kail
who operates his own Ward 6 retaurant
in St. Paul. He worked as chef at different
restaurants for years until he landed his
job at the Ward 6 restaurant. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/communicating-in-the-kitchen/

 

— Uber again

Where do the Deaf Community stand with Uber? This
company says they want to hire more deaf drivers.
Yet, it is confusing to follow Uber.

1. Uber encouraging more deaf drivers to sign up
2. Uber pushing for self-driving cars
3. Quebec tells Uber they cannot use deaf drivers

$. And today, Uber has announced a partnership with
Canadian Hearing Society to hire more deaf drivers
across Canada.

What is next with Uber? Good news or bad news?

 

— Comcast joins a Deaf Club

Comcast joining a Deaf Club? Well, it was just
learned that the Comcast CEO has a deaf daughter.
As a result, the CEO has given $25 million
to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
That hospital works with CI children.

Let us look at past “members” of the Deaf Club:

1. Past CEO of a national restaurant chain.
His son is deaf, and he was supportive of
men’s basketball at Gallaudet, as the son
played this sport. When he graduated,
the CEO no longer supported Gallaudet.

2. Past officer of a big Washington, DC
supermarket chain. He has donated a lot
of money to local deaf clubs and deaf
agencies. Not any more, since the father
retired and the son grew up.

3. Big movie star. His son was deaf. He
had nothing to do with the son, but the
wife helped establish an oral school
for the deaf.

So, everytime we see a CEO or a VIP
with a deaf child, it is always interesting
to see what they would do to help (or not)
the deaf!

 

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

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

09/18/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 22, 2016

— Quebec says no to deaf Uber drivers

Right now, Quebec has about 40 deaf Uber drivers.
Uber reached agreement with the province to require
all Uber drivers to get taxi licenses. The province
does not allow the deaf to get these licenses.
Either these deaf Uber drivers will lose their jobs
or there is some kind of compromise that would allow
the deaf to continue driving Uber cars? A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/quebec-deaf-uber-drivers/

 

 

— the deaf and the violence in voting

Deaf voters are worried. They want to vote
but are afraid of possible violence at
polling places! Violence between supporters
of Clinton and supporters of Trump? No!
It is happening in Ghana, where pressure
to vote for favorite candidates may lead
to violence. The Ghana National Association
of the Deaf has made a public appeal to
leave deaf voters alone, and to let them
vote in peace.

 

— two-year paternity leave

In India, there is a new policy for government
employees, allowing them a paternity leave
for two years. This is for parents of
deaf (and disabled) children that need
extra attention at home. Sorry, ain’t
happening in USA!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Gestures that some hearing people don’t understand
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/18/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 21 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 21, 2016

 

— Hearing developer kicks out a deaf business

Just only few months ago, a Deaf Cafe opened up
for business in Cape Town, South Africa.
Everyone was thrilled about a group of deaf
people operating their own business. The
joy is shortlived. The building where the
Deaf Cafe is located has been sold. And
the new developer plans to demolish the
building at the end of this year. He wants
to replace it with a modern new building.
In the meantime, the deaf group is looking
around for a new site – not that easy. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-cafe-to-be-demolished/

 

— Deaf EMT to the rescue of a deaf accident victim

It was mentioned a short time ago that Nechama Lobel,
who is deaf, has become Israel’s first deaf EMT.
A deaf woman was hurt in a bicycle accident.
The regular EMT crew had a hard time communicating
with her, so asked the deaf EMT to come over
to help. She came over and calmed down the injured
woman, while explaining to the crew parts of
her body that was hurting her.

 

— the deaf and the VR

Some VR agencies do a great job. But many don’t –
for many reasons – lack of counselors, politics,
high turnover, poor job placement rates, and
poorly spent funds. There are federal laws
that entitle the deaf to VR services, but
these laws are not followed in some states.
Take Maryland as an example; the waiting list
is 18 months! This is the reason why some
deaf students move to states that provide
better VR services. This is a scandal that
not too many people know about.

 

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

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

09/18/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 20 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 20, 2016

— a dumb criminal

There are always jokes about criminals that
are dumb. This criminal is not deaf but
pretended to be deaf. He was in the courtroom
in Zimbabwe on charges of robbery. He pretended
to be deaf, hoping to win the judge’s
sympathy. Instead, the judge asked for an
interpreter for him! When none could be found,
he was told to stay in jail for two days,
to allow the court to find an interpreter.
Stuck, he suddenly said he admitted he faked
deafness. The angry judge gave him more
prison time. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/a-dumb-criminal/

 

— new slogan by World Federation of the Deaf

The World Federation of the Deaf, affiliated with the
United Nations, has come up with a new slogan.
It is:

With Sign Language, I am Equal

 

— first deaf person to do a presidential ad

Nyle DiMarco has beoome the first deaf person
to do a televised presidential endorsement
ad. There have been some captioned presidential
endorsements, but not a real live sign language
deaf person. The candidate he has endorsed is
Hillary Clinton. Just don’t be surprised if
Trump comes up with a deaf endorser! Presidential
candidates tend to copycat each other.

 

 

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

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

09/18/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 19 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 19, 2016

— more than 150 pieces of stuff in DeafHouse

DeafHouse or DeafSpace? What is the difference?
Same thing! Anyway, people that work on
DeafHouse/DeafSpace just said there are more
than 150 different pieces of stuff. Examples
are Deaf Mirrors, Deaf Walls, Deaf Staircases,
Deaf Lights, etc and etc. Amazing and
interesting! A picture is at:

http://35.182.75.222/stuff-in-deafhouse-deafspace/

 

— if deaf can’t, hearing also can’t

University of California has  courses on
web for students that want to take on-line
classes. It is not deaf-friendly. As a
result, Department of Justice told the
university that if the web continues
to be anti-deaf, it must be shut down!
The university is not happy about it.

 

— Hortons loves deaf

Tim Hortons is a popular coffee/donut chain in
Canada (same as Dunkin Donuts in USA). Many
Canadians grab Hortons coffee and Hortons
donuts on way to work. It is probably the
most deaf-friendly place to work in Canada –
for a big reason. Mark Wafer, who is deaf,
owns seven Tim Hortons outlets in Canada.
Does he hire the deaf? Over 17 percent
of his employees in these 7 chain outlets
are either deaf or disabled. Customers that
require coffee and donuts don’t care if they
are deaf as long as the coffee is good and
donuts are also good!

 

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

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

09/18/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 18 September 2016

DeafDigest Gold – September 18, 2016

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

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Old Fogey

Partners

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-partners/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-or-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/expensive-fees/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lipreading-pure-oralists/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfect-speech-interpreter/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

National lottery helping the deaf? The Torbay and District Deaf Society in
United Kingdom has received £10,000
from the lottery to help renovate its
clubhouse!

Nyle DiMarco was quoted as saying he was
glad he is deaf so that he cannot hear
Trump’s comments on anything and everything!

A deaf nurse in British Columbia was forced to give up her job that she loved. Reason
is the two-year waiting list of a CI was
too much for her to handle!

Aaron Ready, a deaf man whoworks as a mechanic
at the Rick’s Shop in Rapid City, SD
was honored by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard for being an Outstanding Disabled
Employee.

In Japan, there is a new cartoon movie –
A Silent Voice, which is about a deaf girl
who was bulled by her classroom tormentor.
Years later she confronts him to force him
to own up to his misdeeds!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

TRYING TO LIPREAD A PURE ORALIST
Why is it so difficult to read the lips
of some deaf pure oralists? These pure
oralists know nothing about gestures
(that hearing people understand).
Oralists that know some ASL are
easier to lipread!
Why?

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lipreading-pure-oralists/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

PERFECT SPEECH DEAF PERSON PREFER INTERPRETER
Many perfect-speech deaf person prefers
interpreters to speak out for them.
These hearing people can easily understand
the perfect-speech deaf people? Why interpreter?
A perfect-speech deaf person said that
interpreters prevent misunderstandings.
This is a strange explanation.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfect-speech-interpreter/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Vlogging is popular in the Deaf community. A Vlog is like a blog but in video instead of text.

We, the DeafBlind, don’t have access to Vlogs visually.

Here are simple solutions to improve accessibility for Vloggers.

–       Upload scripts of your Vlogs so we can read it in text.

–       Some of us can view Vlogs if you wear dark solid shirts and sign
clearly/more slowly.

–       Avoid sitting in front of windows!  I saw some Vloggers do that!

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:

Pono Tokioka
senior
men’s golf team
University of Hawaii

his profile is at:
http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=15433

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Rick Macomber, professional standardbred driver

Jesse V Scores Maiden Breaking Victory in Indiana Sires Stakes Final

After seven career starts, Jesse V made his first trip to the winner’s circle in style as he captured the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 31. With Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines, Jesse V held off all challengers to win by a head and establish a new lifetime mark of 1:57.4 in the process.

Rick is Gallaudet’s longest continuing professional athlete.
He played basketball and soccer at Gallaudet before becoming
a professional standardbred racing driver in Indiana.

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Deaf Sports Collections update
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DeafDigest – 18 September 2016

DeafDigest Blue – September 18, 2016

Blue Edition
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/impossible-lipreading/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf man who sent a prank call to the Statue of Liberty
few years ago, forcing visitors to be evacuated from
the island, was sentenced to time already served in
prison.

There was an article in “The Stage” saying that deaf and
disabled actors continue to get negative comments from
everyone!

An experienced hacker said that bots can infect “silent”
911 emergency calls, used by the deaf, just as bad
as they can infect voice 911 emergency calls@

Evelyn Glennie, a deaf Scot woman, known as the world’s
best percussionist, has been honored for her contribution
to the culture of Scotland. She has been living in
London for years, but Scotland considers her as their
own.

In Hawaii, there is admission that there is a lack of
public housing for the deaf and the disabled.

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Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HIGHWAY AMBER ALERT DISPLAY SIGNS DIFFICULT FOR DEAF
Sometimes we drive on highways and see the “Amber
Alert emergency alert” display signs. They are
asking drivers to call an emergency number if
they know the driver trying to get away.
A hearing driver, seeing the emergency sign,
can use his cell phone, while driving and inform
the police.
The deaf person has to pull over and stop
on the shoulder because driving and texting is
very dangerous!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/emergency-alert-call/

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Lip reading tale

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
I hear a mark

The hearing person actually said:
I hear a bark

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

FATHER OF ORAL DEAF KID SPEAKS TO DEAFDIGEST EDITOR
Recently, a father of an oral deaf kid chatted
with DeafDigest editor.
If a son is deaf, the father should always
try to speak slow to make lipreading easier.
But with DeafDigest editor, the father
spoke very fast and lipreading was impossible.
This is strange!

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/impossible-lipreading/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As students have headed off to school this fall, some of them may be asking, “Is CART right for me?”

For people whose first language is ASL, a sign language interpreter is probably the best choice for their educational needs. However, many people are still not aware of the possibilities of using CART in an educational setting.

CART may be right for many people in high school and college. CART can help people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and it may also be right for people with certain learning disabilities and people for whom English is a second language.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is the method of providing immediate, verbatim, voice-to-text translation, and it is an approved assistive device under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In a university setting, a student can read along on a computer screen what is being said by the professor and the students in the class. They may also be provided a rough draft transcript of the class proceedings for future reference.

As more students and parents learn about CART services and the benefits of CART, they may find that CART is right for them.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

For the victims of last year’s Hurricane Katrina,
a federal program finally got around to processing
emergency housing applications for those in need,
the deaf included.
Only one thing went wrong – for these deaf
people in need, interpreters were nowhere to be
found. This took place in Houston early this week.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A recent deaf and hard of hearing travel tour involved
nearly 50 tourists from 10 nations, all of them speaking
different languages – but able to communicate with each
other! The group toured Poland. Hosting the tour was the
European Federation of Hard of Hearing People. It included
two CART operators, which made it possible for all of them
to communicate. Just before the tour ended and everyone
was to go home, one event did not need CART operators –
clicking beers with each other.

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DeafDigest – 18 September 2016

TRYING TO LIPREAD A PURE ORALIST
Why is it so difficult to read the lips
of some deaf pure oralists? These pure
oralists know nothing about gestures
(that hearing people understand).
Oralists that know some ASL are
easier to lipread!
Why?

DeafDigest – 16 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 16, 2016

— Uber’s deaf drivers

Does Uber have 6,000 deaf drivers? This is what a
magazine story said. Yet, DeafDigest is worried
about Uber’s self-driving cars. Would it cause
deaf drivers to lose jobs? Anyway, a picture is
at:

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

 

— a theater gives up because of no deaf actor

DeafDigest mentioned that a theatrical group in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, wanted to stage “Tribes”
play. Unable to find a volunteer deaf actor,
the theatrical group found a willing know-no-ASL
hearing actor. The Iowa Deaf Community protested,
and as a result, the play is being canceled –
unless a deaf actor can be found. Is this good
news or bad news? Good news is that hearing
producers know they can’t get away by using
hearing actors for deaf roles. The bad news
is that we just don’t have any willing
deaf actors around!

 

— World Federation of the Deaf had a big role

We have the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD),
which is sort of like our own United Nations.
The WFD played a big role in one story. The
Koreas (South and North) both hate each other.
A small group of deaf North Koreans attended
the WFD conference and met up with the deaf
South Koreans. What happened? Just like deaf
people of different cultures, they got along
just fine, spending time chatting with each
other. It would have never happened “back
home” in either Korean nation!

 

 

 

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

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

09/11/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 15 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 15, 2016

— surprise captioning problem

Jeffrey Liebman, who is deaf, was angry when he
requested captioning device at a Montreal movie
theater to watch the “Star Trek Into Darkness”
movie. Yet the theater would not give him
the device even though the movie was captioned.
They said it was not fair because the film
was captioned in English, but not in French.
They wanted to be fair to English-language
deaf and French-language deaf. It happened
in 2013 and a complaint was filed with the
Quebec Human Rights Commission. Just
this week the Commission said they would
not help him argue the case with the
Quebec Human Rights Tribunal. A picture
is at:

http://35.182.75.222/deaf-man-refused-captioning-device/

 

— court says no to video

In Toronto, a deaf British woman rented a car
and got into an accident with a hearing driver,
that also rented a car. It happened in 2012.
The deaf driver sued the hearing driver and the
car rental company. Four years later, a big
arrgument is continuing. Whose fault was the
accident – the deaf or the hearing? The deaf
woman from London wanted more answers from
the hearing driver through video (London-Toronto).
The hearing driver refused the video and
wanted in-person responses. The judge
said videos not permitted. At this point,
no one knows what to do next.

 

— a new way with TV commercials

We hate TV commercials. Some commercials
are captioned. Some are not. But what about
commercials fully in sign language? Never
saw one in USA, but it is coming up in
Great Britain. On the TV program “The
Last Leg” one commercial break will
feature a deaf actor using British
Sign Language for all of these ads
during that time. Which commercial
break would that be? Deaf British
viewers would be forced to wait
through all commercial breaks until
the one comes up that is 100 percent
British Sign Language!

 

 

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

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

09/11/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 14, 2016

— posters from an angry deaf activist

Steven Heard, is a deaf New Zealander. He gets angry
when dog walkers, in a park near his home, do not
clean up dog messes. As a volunteer, he picks up
about 50 dog bags per day! Fed up, he put up
signs. As a result, hearing neighbors now hate
him and have threatened him and have called
the cops on him. Do see the signs at:

http://deafdigest.com/dog-clean-up-signs/

 

— new captioning technology fails movie theater owner

New captioning equipment was delivered to a Toronto movie
house to show captions on three independent films. The
problem was that new technlogy was so confusing that the
projector operator did not know how to use it! As a
result – no captions, thus angering a group of
deaf people that arrived at the theater.

 

— important comments by a police officer

At a police training workshop in Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Police Sgt. Lachlan Chronister made important
points – cops must understand deaf facial expressions
and hand gestures; cops MUST not use flashlights
at deaf persons’ faces, preventing lipreading;
a shoulder tap does not mean deaf person wants
to fight; cops must understand deaf culture,
deaf communication and deaf language. Officer
Chronister knew nothing about the deaf but
learned very fast, and he teaches at workshops.

 

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

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

09/11/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 13 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 13, 2016

— lucky deaf poker player

A deaf man was playing poker with hearing players
at a casino. He was hot with his cards and
won big money. He left the table with his
winnings. There was an announcement inviting
him to spin the Big Wheel, which would give
him $400 for this task. He didn’t know about
it and was going to leave the casino. One
of the players at the table ran grabbed
him and told him to go to the Big Wheel!
If no one told him, he would not be
getting that extra money! A picture
is at:

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

 

— deaf passengers not a problem for most airlines

The airline industry did a survey regarding
special airline assistance services for
senior citizens, the deaf and the disabled.
It was discovered that deaf passengers have
not been a problem. The problem is with hearing
people who are either disabled or senior
citizens! This makes Deaf People look good
with the airline people.

 

— long time deaf actor fakes being hearing

Tim Barlow is a well known British character
actor, with many years of acting in movies,
plays and TV. He was deaf, but but with
“hearing” speech, so that no one knew
of his hearing loss. How did he succeed
in faking? Lip-reading; reading body
language of other actors, playing
games with other actors, producers and
directors, etc. It all stopped when he
got his CI few years ago!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a special travel tour for deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/11/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

DeafDigest – 12 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 12, 2016

 
— Deaf Uber Oops

A deaf Uber driver piked up a hearing passenger
in Dallas, Texas. The passenger placed his bags
in the car trunk. After getting off at the
destination, the deaf Uber driver quickly drove
off, just as when the hearing passenger was
going to the trunk to pick up his bags.
There was no way for the hearing passenger
to quickly page the deaf driver. It took
three days for the hearing passenger to get
his bags back! Whose fault is it? Uber’s
fault because of the company policy that
lost stuff in the cars are not their
responsibility! Anyway Uber was able to
track down the deaf driver to return
the baggage and the hearing passenger’s
ride fee was totally refunded. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/uber-and-deaf-oops/

 

— Amazon captions all, refuses speech-to-text

Many people hate Amazon because it is too big.
Yet, Twitch.tv, which is part of Amazon,
said it will caption all of its streams,
not using speech-to-text but using professional
captioners. And Twitch said it will allow
other broadcasters to use twitch’s captions.
One less no-captioning lawsuit for us to
worry about!

 

— Sign Language classes “for life”

Sign language students attending classes
“for life”? Well, in Shiga, Japan,
police officer started attending
classes in 2001. Fifteen years later
in 2016, these same police officers
are still attending classes! Do
compare this with many American police
officers attending classes for a short
time, hoping they will remember signs
when they arrest a deaf person 15
years later!

 

 

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

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

09/11/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 11 September 2016

DeafDigest Gold – September 11, 2016

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 20th year

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Old Fogey

Like Deaf Children?

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-like-deaf-children/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-at-hearing-party/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-famous-for-nothing/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-or-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/expensive-fees/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Hulu has agreed to caption all of its videos
by sometime in Year 2017.

Deaf viewers at the recently-held
Toronto International Film Festival have
complained on the scarcity of captioned
short independent films.

Northwest Missouri State University has
dropped Deaf Studies as a minor. Already
it has sparked outrage among the deaf
and hearing interested in the deaf.

After months of renovations, the Austin
Deaf Club (Texas) is now open for
business.

University of Austin has been given a $20 mil grant to improve Education of
the Deaf courses.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ASL OR GESTURES
Often we walk on the streets and see someone
moving their hands.
Is it ASL or just hearing gestures? We often
don’t know and watch that person for about 30
seconds to make sure which is he – deaf or hearing!

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

GOVERNMENT AGENCY GLAD DEAF QUIT JOB
A deaf person was popular with everyone at
the government agency. Everyone liked her and
respected her a lot. They felt she was a smart
person.
But when the deaf person quit the agency for
another job, the agency was very happy. Why
Because she cost the agency a lot of money
every year in interpreting fees!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Election year

On November 8, we will be voting for a new president of the USA, and Congress and Senate members.

Also, in many states, there will be elections for Governor and local legislature.

It is important for us DeafBlind to be exposed to politicians and let them know our needs.

Attend rallies; they do provide interpreter services upon request.  In most cases the governmental body will reserve seats for us in front.  Include attending your local government races.

There is often time set aside for questions from the audience.

Do find out what are their positions about our needs.

What will they do if they are elected.

That is political advocacy and if you are there, politicians will remember you well!

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:

Carroll – Cassidy Walter, JR, women’s soccer

her profile is at:
http://carrollathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1141&path=wsoc

this profile, however, makes no mention of her deafness.

So far this young season, she has played two games, starting
none

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Garrett Scott, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Texas

he seems to continue his participation in martial
arts tournaments from time to time, but getting
his actual results on these fighting web sites
is difficult.

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— photographer, horse racing finish line http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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mainstreamed athletes

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DeafDigest – 11 September 2016

DeafDigest Blue – September 11, 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/hearing-employee-lie-to-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/white-or-yellow-deaf-tv-captions/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/ASL-students-often-run-away/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/computers-inside-hearing-aids/

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

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to
Matsuyama Zenzo, a Japanese filmmaker,
not deaf, that departed us.

As a young man many years ago he
produced a film – Nameless, Poor, and Beautiful – that featured
a typical deaf Japanese married
couple struggling with day to day
living.

This film won raves. It was his
only deaf-related film.

Top stories about the deaf:

According to a British newspaper story, the government
drive to cut programs to save money is at the big expense
of Deaf Mental Health programs. Deaf patients are being
outsourced to private providers with unsatisfactory
results.

Years back there was a Texas School for Negro Deaf.
This school merged with Texas School for the Deaf
in 1965. Exactly where is the closed campus? There
are no marks, plaques nor monuments attesting to
the existence of the closed school? This was brought
up in a big newspaper story.

David Kelsey has submitted his resignation as
president of the Deaf Centers of Nevada, needing
time to complete his doctorate work.

A Deaf Geography Conference took place in
London. A big issue brought up among deaf participants is the impossibility to track
down Deaf Historical sites. The closed Texas
School for Negro Deaf (above story) is a perfect example.

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ASL STUDENTS OFTEN RUN AWAY
Often hearing ASL students will see a
deaf person signing, and come to him,
trying to use ASL.
And then after he tries to show his
ASL, he often runs away!
Is he nervous, scared or embarrassed
after showing his ASL to a deaf person?

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ASL-students-often-run-away/

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Lip reading tale

A deaf person thought hearing person said:
This is a story of a serve

He actually said:
This is a story of a serf

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING AID PROBLEMS
Many hard of hearing people have problems
with their hearing aids because of computers
inside it.
Old fashioned hearing aids were simple
to use.
New hearing aids are different; many people
struggle to set up the computer right way
with these hearing aids!

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/computers-inside-hearing-aids/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As the new school year has begun, when I explain to people what I do for a job, once again people continue to ask me if I am eligible to receive college credit for the classes where I provide CART. Because many CART captioners will find themselves working in college classrooms throughout the country, I thought I would clarify this again for everyone.

Unfortunately, CART captioners cannot participate in the class. They are there to provide a service. It would be against the professional ethics of the National Court Reporters Association to be an active participant in the class and to provide the services of a CART captioner.

According to Article VIII of the NCRA CART Consumer Bill of Rights, which is “Staying in Role,” “CART consumers have a right to expect CART providers to refrain from commenting, interjecting, advising, or in any way becoming involved in the assignment outside the role of communication access.”

CART captioners review the class materials to enter terms and proper names for the course into their computerized dictionaries, but they don’t have to take the tests or do the homework.

If a CART provider wants to receive college credit, he or she must enroll in the class individually and participate in the class, do the homework, write the papers, and take the tests. It would be a conflict to provide CART for someone else at the same time.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Ohio court decision may just be good news for
deaf candidates for public office.
In the past, political parties qualifying for the
primary must earn at least 5 percent of the vote
in the previous state election. That made it more
difficult for minor parties to get on the ballot.
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that
the state rules were too strict and too tough for
small parties to comply with.
What this may mean is that deaf candidates from
small parties could be on the ballot in the future
state primaries. This, by itself, is good news for
these deaf political aspirants.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Does it pay to mention the word deaf? This is the frustration
Quinn Cruise, a deaf woman faced when she attempted to find
an apartment to rent in Toronto. She sent over 30 emails
querying about an apartment to rent, explaining that she
was deaf. Total responses from landlords – zero!  She then
removed the word deaf, and got some responses. Currently
the Toronto Federation of Metro Tenants Associations is
investigating this discrimination issue.

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DeafDigest – 11 September 2016

GOVERNMENT AGENCY GLAD DEAF QUIT JOB
A deaf person was popular with everyone at
the government agency. Everyone liked her and
respected her a lot. They felt she was a smart
person.
But when the deaf person quit the agency for
another job, the agency was very happy. Why
Because she cost the agency a lot of money
every year in interpreting fees!

DeafDigest – 10 September 2016

ASL STUDENTS OFTEN RUN AWAY
Often hearing ASL students will see a
deaf person signing, and come to him,
trying to use ASL.
And then after he tries to show his
ASL, he often runs away!
Is he nervous, scared or embarrassed
after showing his ASL to a deaf person?

DeafDigest – 09 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 9, 2016

 

— no deaf actor in the Tribes play

Theatre Cedar Rapids, in Iowa, was planning to show
the all-time famous play “Tribes” featuring a deaf
person dealing with a dysfunctional hearing family.
The Artistic Director said he posted a casting
call for a deaf actor. But no deaf actors showed
up for the audition. Deaf people do not want to
act? Don’t know – but the artistic director
said he only contacted one deaf organization,
not bothering to contact all other deaf organizations
in the state. The Iowa Association of the Deaf
protested the idea of a hearing actor, knowing
nothing about ASL to play a deaf role. Because
of the backlash, the theatrical group is
seriously considering cancelling the production!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-tribes-play/

 

— a comment about Dunkin Donuts refusal to serve the deaf

After reading the story yesterday about Dunkin Donuts
refusing to serve a deaf regular customer because
she couldn’t use the voice kiosk, a comment from
someone was this:

I find it strange that Dunkin Donuta was doing this.
Back during the eighties, Dunkin Donut sponsored
local news closed captions in the Boston area
and it continued for years!

Dunkin Donuts corporate management quickly
apologized for the manager’s dumb act.

 

— video to help with job hunting

In Great Britain, a deaf man, with experience
as dog groomer, lost his job because his boss
passed away and the business closed. He was
not successful in finding another dog grooming
job. No one wanted to hire him because of his
deafness. Not giving up, he produced a video of
himself grooming a dog and has been showing it
to dog grooming salons in his home town area.
DeafDigest hopes he will succeed in getting
a new dog grooming job.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— professional photographer, many magazine credits
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 08 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 8, 2016

 
— Dunkin Donuts bad for deaf

The beloved Dunkin Donuts chain bad for the deaf? Well,
three years ago, that donut and coffee chain fired a
late-deafened manager for only one reason – her deafness!
She has filed a lawsuit. DeafDigest does not know what
has become of that lawsuit. Anyway, just recently,
a regular customer, whom local Dunkin Donuts employees
know her, was refused service at the pick up window
only for one reason – she couldn’t use the talking
kiosk. It didn’t matter to the manager that she
texted her order in advance for a quick pick up
and that the employees vouched for her. The
manager said no, sorry! After this story went
viral, the Dunkin Donuts corporate management
apologized to her. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/coffee-donuts-chain-bad-for-deaf/

 

 

— deaf-designed clothes at a fashionable women’s clothing store

In the Minneapolis, MN area as well as by mail order,
Grethen House is a well known clothing store for women
that want good clothes. It has been established in
1953 in Iowa before branching out in the Minneapolis
area. Anyway some of these clothes have been designed
by Mona Thalheimer. She is deaf and has been designing
clothes for several decades.

 

 

— ambassador honoring the deaf

John B. Emerson, the American ambassador to
Germany, has honored the German deaf with a
visit. He toured a Berlin neighborhood,
heavily populated with immigrants, and
stopped at Cafe Ole, to honor a deaf owner.
While he technically is not an immigrant,
his parenst are immigrants. This deaf owner
prepares coffees, desserts and short meals
for his hungry patrons. This is probably a
first – an American ambassador visiting a
deaf-owned business!

 

 

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

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

09/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 07 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 7, 2016

— Deaf woman warned not to go cycling

Charmaine Chua, a deaf woman of Singapore,
wanted to join a hearing cycling club, but
was warned by two hearing members to forget
it. They felt deaf people cannot cycle!
Making it worse, they posted on facebook
“shocked” that a deaf woman would try
cycling! She would not listen to them
and continued to cycle. Eventually these
two people backed off. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/being-told-deaf-cannot-cycle/

 

— movie theater to show open captions every day

The Cinema Chupuki Tabata will be showing captions
every day. It was made possible with funds raised
by an organiation of the deaf and the disabled.
Unfortunately it is not in USA, but in Kita-ku,
Tokyo, Japan. Always great to watch open captions
without using these captioning devices.

 

— a big TV series goof about the deaf

Harry Reid, the British actor, wears hearing
aids. He has been appearing as “Ben Mitchell”
on the wildly popular EastEnders TV series in
Great Britain. Viewers know he is deaf because
of his hearing aids. Anyway a recent plot was
embarrassing. In the plot he was kidnapped by
two evil men, and badly beaten up. The “bloodied”
deaf actor asked these two evil men:

You want me to go deaf?

A deaf man asking them to make him deaf!
These script writers did not know what they
were writing about.

 

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

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

09/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 06 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 6, 2016

— A county police force establishes a Deaf Unit

Nottinghamshire is a county of one million residents
in Great Britain. This county police department
just established a Deaf Unit to make communications
easier with the deaf. Four police offiers and three
department assistants have been assigned to that
new unit. Do keep in mind the Washington, DC
police department has four officers that deal
with the deaf. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/communicating-with-deaf/

 

— impossible to use old fashioned TTY machines

The FCC requires TTY access at public facilities –
but this is often a joke. It is obsolete, and
there are other easier ways to communicate –
these portable text phones. But for many deaf
people in prisons, they’re simply out of luck.
Their communication issues with the outside
world is difficult, if not impossible. It
was the focus of a big story today in a
newspaper.

 

— a TV ad for deaf in Malta

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, a British ad agency
that places ads in TV programs in Malta,
likes to show funny stories. One such
ad featured a deaf woman, seeing her
dog swallow her hearing aid. This ad
is being shown in British Sign Language
– without – captions. Not very often
in USA do we see such voice-less,
caption-less, ASL-only ads!

 

 

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

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

09/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 5, 2016

— best zombie movie is a deaf horror film

In Great Britain, winning praises from hearing
fans of horror movies is the movie – Dawn Of The
Deaf. It is a short film that was shown at
several independent movie festivals. It is
about Earth going through a big change and
the only survivors around were deaf people!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-survivors-film/

 

— comment from a deaf firefighter

A Gallaudet student is a volunteer fire fighter
with a small town Fire Department, He also
serves as a cadet with the DC Fire Department.
He is able to fight fires same as with hearing
firemen. He said deafness is not a barrier;
the real barrier is overcoming personal
traumas after encountering fatalities in
fires! He said this is the reason why fire
departments do not want to hire the deaf.

 

— jobs for the deaf we don’t see in USA

A parking lot in Dharan, Nepal has hired four
deaf men as attendants. Their jobs is to make
sure cars are properly parked and then to
collect parking fees. This seems to be a
breakthrough in employment of the deaf in
diverse jobs. In USA, we do not see
deaf working as parking lot attendants!

 

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

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

09/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 September 2016

DeafDigest Gold – September 4, 2016

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Old Fogey

Sudden Deafness Syndrome

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-sudden-deafness-syndrome/

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-at-hearing-party/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-famous-for-nothing/

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

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

A mystery picture

http://deafdigest.com/which-football-team-was-it/

and read the captions below the picture

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Top stories about the deaf:

Entel Chile, a telecom in Chile, has been working
with the national deaf group to make texting easier
for the deaf.

Illinois State doctoral student Kristi Probst is
conducting research into ways autistic deaf-blind
children could be educated.

Dawn Whitcher has stepped down as the president
of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc,
citing quality time needed with her family and
to find a new full time employment. Her present
employment is grant-funded and it will expire
at end of this month.

According to a survey in Great Britain,
approximately 67 percent of deaf employees
face discrimination in the workplace.

The British Columbia government reached
settlement with a deaf person that filed
a lawsuit over not getting welfare checks,
because of communication issues.

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DEAF AT HEARING PARTY
You are deaf and you are invited to a hearing party.
No one knows sign language and you feel out of place with
no one to talk to.
Your hearing friend is at the party but he is busy chatting
with other hearing people.
This hearing friend chats for a long time with another
hearing person. The conversation seems serious and important.
But when the party ends, the hearing person tells you
that the person he had a long conversation with is really
dumb, stupid and not too bright. The long conversation really
meant nothing.
How would you know about it? No way!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A FAMOUS DEAF ARTIST FOR NOTHING!
A famous deaf artist is William Agnew. He is from
England and he died in 1914.
He became famous because of his paintings of Queen
Victoria using finger spelling to communicate with
a deaf woman.
Where are the paintings? No one can find these
paintings!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-famous-for-nothing/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Lets’ go to the fair!

Every year there are fairs going on during the late summer and early fall.

There are lots of fun activities and great food!  But things change in our
lives.

Those of us who have become DeafBlind may have limited or no services to
guide us around the fair.

A few states have developed plans to support DeafBlind people to enjoy their
local fairs.

Many states don’t have these services which means advocacy needs to happen.

I have a favor to ask you!   How about volunteering to support us,
DeafBlind, to attend a fair?

Let the fun begin!

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Amber Bosworth is back for her senior season
as member of women’s golf team at Austin
Peay Univerity. College golf is a two-season
sport, fall and spring.

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DeafDigest – 05 September 2016

DeafDigest Blue – September 4, 2016

Blue Edition
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Last 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/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-employee-lie-to-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/white-or-yellow-deaf-tv-captions/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— demise of national leadership program for deaf http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

an X-Ray shock

http://deafdigest.com/shocking-xray-picture/

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Top stories about the deaf:

In Scotland, there are questions about security
in a residence for senior citizens, as deaf
residents have been vulnerable to home
invasions.

There is a push in Waco, Texas to set up training
sessions for police officers on how to deal with
the deaf.

Five apartment leasing companies in Australia have
been slapped with discrimination lawsuits for
refusing to rent to deaf tenants.

Frontier, a popular musical venue for Australians,
refused to provide interpreters for the deaf that
want to attend the musical events. Many deaf
patrons are angry about it.

There is a hurry among Israeli sign language
linguists to preserve the Bedouin Sign
Language among the deaf natives that live
in the Negev desert. This language is
in danger of becoming extinct.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING EMPLOYEE TELLING A LIE
A new deaf employee, confused about the job
assignments, asked a hearing employee for
help and advice.
The hearing employee replied:

I am sorry. I don’t understand the work assignment
you are doing

It forced the deaf employee to find another
hearing employee for help and advice.
Few months later, the deaf employee realized
that the first hearing employee knew everything
but said “I don’t understand” just to avoid
communicating with a deaf person!
It is sad that some hearing employees will
lie to a deaf employee.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-employee-lie-to-deaf-employee/

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Lip reading tale

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I hear a Zimmer in the kitchen

A person named Zimmer standing in the kitchen???

The hearing person actually said:
I hear a simmer in the kitchen

He was listening for the cooking pot near the boiling point!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WHITE OR BLACK CAPTIONS
At home, our captions are often black, because it
is easy to read.
At many bars and restaurants the captions are either
white or yellow. Why?
Possibly because hearing people, watching TV are bothered
by black captions but not bothered by light color captions.

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/white-or-yellow-deaf-tv-captions/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As you are considering whether to use remote CART or onsite CART in a high school or university setting, you will find that remote CART also has many advantages.

For remote CART, the student would bring a laptop into the classroom and connect via the Internet with a CART captioner who is located at some other location. There would be a microphone or microphones in the classroom so that the captioner could hear what was going on over a phone line or Internet connection.

One of the advantages of remote CART is that it is sometimes more affordable because you do not have the travel time and setup involved as you would with onsite CART.

If a student is moving from classroom to classroom, sometimes remote CART is easier because the captioner does not have to move all of the CART equipment from one location to another location. Everything onsite is done by the student, so there is no outside person involved onsite.

Another advantage is, if you do not have an experienced CART captioner in your area, any CART captioner anywhere in the country could cover the assignment. It could be especially helpful in a rural area where there are no CART captioners.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Election Day is coming up sooner than what we expect.
And in Eureka City, CA, there was a poster that asks
residents to vote for Deaf Jeff Leonard as city
councilman.
Not quite. Candidate Leonard is not deaf but vandalism
and defacing being what these are, he was portrayed to
be deaf.
He became hearing again when the defaced sign was thrown
out.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Sally Keyrouz, a deaf saleswoman at the MySize, a clothing
store for women in Australia, is quite popular with hearing
patrons. She knows how to help the patrons select right
clothing with right colors and right designs. As described
by an associate, she is efficient, passionate and helpful.
She did not start out to work at the clothing store, as her
previous jobs were dead ends – mostly distributing mail
at offices. Her boss said:

Sally is very good at putting customers at ease, especially as
many of our customers have body image issues

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DeafDigest – 02 September 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 2, 2016

— a TV commercial on cars for the deaf

We always see TV captioned commercials on new
cars. But Fox Automotive, a Detroit dealership
has come up with a twist. Their commercials
are signed. Doing the signing is Rick Hodges,
the General Manager of Fox Automotive’s
VW and Toyota dealerships. Rick is ASL-fluent.
He said deaf customers loved it. A picture
is at:

http://35.182.75.222/signed-tv-car-commercials/

 

 

 

— deaf participation in the Chess Olympiad

Starting today in Azerbaijan is the Chess
Olympiad (hearing), involving 182 teams.
One of these teams is from the International
Chess Committee of the Deaf. Tnis deaf group
consists of best deaf players from all over
the world. They may not know each other’s
sign language to communicate but they can
communicate in chess-talk! This is a special
rule by the Chess Olympiad that allows the
deaf, the disabled and the blind teams
to compete against all other national
chess teams! It is same as Deaf International
Athletic group competing in the Hearing
Olympics. It has never happened, except Chess.

 

 

— an addition to Deaf House

In a Deaf House, a deaf resident is supposed
to see everything around him, with no barriers
and to feel the vibrations. One thing is
missing – sounds! To overcome lack of sounds,
a new company is coming up with a set of
devices that will alert the deaf to all
kinds of sounds they would otherwise be
unaware of. This would be a perfect fit
for the Deaf House.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a twist helped pass a free tty law
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

 

 

 

DeafDigest – 01 September 2016

 

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 1, 2016

— two-minute warning impossible for deaf

A deaf person was warned of the two minute limit
before he was going to give an interpreted-speech
at a big event in Toronto. He explained that the
two-minute limit was impossible. The audience
shouted down the event hosts, allowing the
deaf speaker to break the rule. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/two-minute-speech-warning/

 

— panic is hearing person’s worst enemy

A hearing person says something to you, unaware
that you are deaf. You quickly explain to him of
your deafness. Some will quickly catch it and then
make communication adjustments. Some will just
go into a panic attack, not knowing what to do.
For some hearing people, you repeat your deafness
explanation 4 or 5 times before he will catch it.
Could this be the reason for police officers
panicking and not knowing what to do, forgetting
the workshop lessons on how to deal with the deaf?

 

— must be hearing to accept a big discount deal

A deaf person has a text phone account with a big
telco. He used a hearing person’s voice number as
his voice contact number. This hearing contact person
received a marketing telephone call offering a
huge discount if the text phone account is upgraded.
The deaf person wanted it but the marketing
representative refused to allow it because the
wrong person was speaking for a deaf person.
It is happening right now in Malaysia and both the
deaf person and the contact person are angry
about it.

 

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

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

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

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