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DeafDigest – 31 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 31, 2016

 
— TV news anchor that knows sign language

A newspaper in Colorado Springs announced the hiring
of Scott Kilbury, a veteran newscaster, as the
weekend anchor of a local TV news program. The
story said that he is fluent in ASL. If he is
really that fluent, then why cannot he use
signs at the same time he voices out the
local news? Yes, the news is captioned but
there are deaf people that prefer signs, not
captions. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/newscaster-fluent-in-asl/

 

— skipping the 2017 Deaflympics

The USA national deaf women’s soccer team, which won the
Deaf World Soccer championship this past summer, will not
be taking part in the 2017 Deaflympics in Turkey. Reason
is terrorism in parts of Turkey that has scared off
the players.

Will it lead to other American deaf sports groups also
skipping 2017 Deaflympics?

Stay tuned!

 

— carnivals and the deaf

Americans love carnivals and fairs. Great food,
Great rides, so much fun everywhere. But do
deaf people get as much out of these events
as much as hearing people do? This was the
issue raised by Bobbi Long of the William
Jessup University in Rocklin, California.
She said:

Most carnivals, deaf and hard of hearing do
not have access to be able to communicate
directly with the people that are running the booth

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— astronomer studies stars that turn on and turn off lights
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/30/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 October 2016

DeafDigest Gold – October 30, 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

New Halloween Costumes

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-new-halloween-costumes/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/angry-uber-customers/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/angry-contract-officer/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/long-line-of-deaf-fans/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-soap-opera/

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

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
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

As a young man, who was he?

http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-famous-deaf-person-as-young-man/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Big 12 Conference donated money to help refurbish
the gymnasium at Kansas School for the Deaf. Other
corporate partners also made contributions.

The Tokyo District Court ordered the Kyokuto-kai
organized crime gang to pay huge amounts of money
for extorting a group of deaf people. They sued
and won.

In Kenya, being deaf is a big deal of shame,
according to a deaf visitor that is trying to
give deaf Kenyans a sense of empowerment.

The art exhibit, part of the “Justice Can’t Wait: Deaf People of Color Seeking Change Through the Arts” showing featured a deaf woman
covering lower part of her face. This was in
reference to discrimination that deaf women
deal with. It was featured at CSUN.

There was a story about the Boeing Deaf
Employees and Friends group in the aircraft
plant. Goal is to empower the deaf Boeing
employees.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

LONG LINE OF DEAF PEOPLE WAITING FOR HOTEL BUS
True story about 40 years ago. At a national
deaf basketball tournament, a bus brought deaf
fans from the hotel to the tournament gym.
One night after the games were over, there
was a long line of deaf people waiting for the
bus.
They waited for almost one hour before the
bus finally arrived.
Why was the wait long? Because the tournament
committee was broke and had no money. The bus
drivers wanted to be paid first or they won’t
pick up deaf fans!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/long-line-of-deaf-fans/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF SOAP OPERA
The ABCFamily network is supposed to show only family
friendly TV programs. Yet there are accusations that
the Switched at Birth is more of a Soap Opera than
as a Family Friendly TV show.
They are saying that if it is really a soap opera
then it should be moved to these daytime soap opera
channels.
There were many plots on the Switched at Birth
episodes that are not appropriate for viewers of the
ABCFamily network.

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Pouring cooking oil into a pan is getting difficult for me as a DeafBlind person.

I wok-fry my vegetables frequently.

I need to pour a drop or two into the wok.

Several times I end up with too much oil!

I could have been deep frying French fries!

I found a remedy!

I use a small jar with a spray nozzle with cooking
oil/olive oil in it!

No more deep frying!

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:

Kayla Dobies, a freshman, is a member of women’s cross country
and track teams at Princeton.

Her profile is at:
http://www.goprincetontigers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=10919

She is deaf but is oral. Not considered one of the top
runners on her cross country team,

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Jumping Through Hoops: Jamie Barge
http://www.malibutimes.com/sports/article_20482f3a-9bb9-11e6-ae8b-a39563e106b7.html

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— shoulder tap on a deaf footbal player http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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that section

DeafDigest – 30 October 2016

DeafDigest Blue – October 30, 2016

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-deaf-deaf-shouting/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/broken-captioning-device/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nervous-with-different-store/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-about-penny-noise/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

Two bitter rivals on front cover of a book

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-book-never-the-twain-shall-meet/

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Top stories about the deaf:

There was a story about toy companies becoming more
sensitive to the needs of the deaf, and disabled
children, making toys that they can enjoy playing
with.

Do deaf sports fans write a book on history of
their favorite professional sports teams?
Years ago, one did – Ralph LinWeber wrote a book
on history of Toledo MudHens minor league baseball
team. And now this – Chris Gardner, a deaf British
soccer fan wrote a book on his beloved minor league
soccer team – the Forest Green Rovers. In a special
ceremony, the team honored him for publishing this
book.

Geeta, the young deaf woman, accidentally strayed
over to the India-Pakistan border and stayed in
Pakistan for about 12-13 years. After being returned
to India, she started searching for her real family.
A year later, she is nowhere closer to finding her
family members. At any rate she is now considered
a full fledged citizen of India.

A deaf teenager fought a one-man battle with
Sky, a big British telecommunications provider,
and won. He was upset when programs were not
captioned – and took issue with Sky. After
several months, Sky relented and agreed to
put in captions.

The banks have been warned to must make their
ATMs and Websites Accessible. Yet for
reasons of their own, they have ignored
these warnings, especially TD Ameritech.

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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF UNEASY WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE
You are deaf and you go to the same barber,
the same Starbucks, the same bank for a long
time.
These people know you and respect you as a
customer, no matter that you are deaf.
But if you go to a different barber, a
different Starbucks and a different bank,
then you feel little nervous.
These people do not know you and may not
know what to do with you because of your
deafness. This is why you are nervous.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nervous-with-different-store/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing friend was explaining a plot of land
with his deaf friend

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
this land is a more

The hearing person actually said:
this land is a moor

(moor is an old fashioned word meaning land that
cannot be farmed for crops; no one really uses
that word any more)

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A BIG DEAF EMBARRASSMENT AT A BANK
A deaf person, carrying a big jar of coins, went to a
bank coin counting machine. He poured these coins in the
machine and waited for it to be counted.
Several pennies were “stubborn” and could not go through
the coin machine. The deaf person then poured these same
rejected pennies into machine 4 or 5 times. The machine
still refused to accept these few pennies.
As a result, there was so much noise from the clanking
of these rejected pennies. Everyone at the bank looked at
the deaf person, who did not know about the noise.
The bank manager walked over to the deaf person and asked
him to stop with these rejected pennies.
Very embarrassing!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-about-penny-noise/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Captioning is being offered at more and more “live” events across the country and around the world. In addition to the television broadcast of sporting events, you will find some sports stadiums now offer captioning of what is going on within the stadium.

When a referee makes a call that the audience can hear, that is being captioned. When a song is sung, that is being captioned. When the crowd is cheering or booing, that is being captioned. Captioning helps people fully participate in the experience.

Some colleges and universities are now providing captioning for graduations and sporting events. The captioning may be displayed on screens in the auditorium or stadium, on the Web for live viewing, or possibly sent to handheld devices.

People with a hearing loss who would benefit from captioning at sporting or entertainment events, conventions, conferences, or other public gatherings can make the request of the planners of these events to provide captioning. Sometimes it is just a matter of educating people about what captioning is, the technology that is available, and the importance of providing these services.

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

for Special Notes, go to the bottom of the Gold section

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

What is the mood on the Gallaudet campus
among everyone (students, faculty, staff) and outside
(everyone else) on upcoming announcement of next
Gallaudet president?
Just one word – as one Gallaudet administrator
told DeafDigest:

tense

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (UK) ruled against
deaf diplomat Jane Cordell. She requested an oral
interpreter for her diplomatic assignment to Kazakhstan
and was turned down. She sued the Foreign & Commonwealth
Office, accusing the agency of discrimination.

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DeafDigest – 28 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 28, 2016

 

— EMTs without interpreters

When deaf victims are in life-threatening situations,
a matter of seconds, then EMTs cannot wait for
interpreters to arrive. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-interpreter-accident-situations/

 

— deaf job helping disabled job

A hearing man operated a successful one-man business,
selling and delivering supplies. He got into an
accident and lost his leg. Unable to get around that
easily with his customers, his business suffered.
The business prospered again after he hired a deaf
man to make deliveries for him! It can only happen
in Mumbai, India where oppression of the deaf and
the disabled is pretty much bad. The deaf man was
unemployed all his life until getting that job!

 

— bicyclists faking deafness

In Florida, it is possible that some bicyclists
are faking deafness! Florida law permits no
headphones or headset or other listening
devices. Only exception is hearing aids.
So, possibly some of these bicyclists
“wear” hearing aids that are actually
musical devices!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— 1883 deaf crook
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/23/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 27, 2016

— deaf of one nation ignored

The governments of South Korea and North Korea
both hate each other. Do the deaf of both
nations hate each other? Don’t know – but
deaf groups of two nations met up with
each other in a special friendship event.
It wasn’t South Korea, as the deaf of Japan
visited the the deaf of North Korea for
five days recently. Helping arrange the
visit was the World Federation of the Deaf.
In the picture, one thing was interesting.
See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/group-picture-of-deaf-of-two-nations/

 

— “SSDI” in Canada turned down

A mother of a deaf child applied for disability
benefit in Canada (same as our SSDI) but
the government turned it down. How old is
the deaf child? Two years old! The mother,
however, won’t give up and has filed a
formal appeal.

 

— a deaf refugee in Calais

In Calais, there is a deaf child. His interpreter
is his adult brother. The United Kingdom does
not know what to do about it. If the deaf child
is allowed to join the rest of his family in
the United Kingdom, the hearing brother
(interpreter) will not be allowed to come,
and must stay in France. This may mean that
the deaf child has no one to interpret for
him and may be on his own.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf owner of a gas delivery company
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/23/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 26, 2016

 
— inventor thinks new invention will help the deaf

We have many Deaf Devices. Do we need another one?
An inventor has come up with a device that may
help the deaf, while they drive their cars.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/possible-invention-in-car-for-deaf-drivers/

 

— unusual location for a sign language workshop

We find sign language workshops at bookstores,
at libraries, at classrooms, even at Starbucks.
One location of a recent sign language workshop
is unusual. It took place at an ice cream shop
in Wilmington, NC! Not sure if it is easy learning
signs with an ice cream cone in one hand?

 

— easier to train: deaf dogs or hearing dogs

There are some dogs that are deaf. Are these
dogs more difficult to train than a hearing
dog? A dog trainer in Michigan said – deaf
dogs are no harder or no easier than hearing
dogs. The difference is that hearing dogs
are trained by voice. Deaf dogs are
trained by following the hand signals.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— ADA regulations are not enforced
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/23/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 25, 2016

— Wendy messes up at drive-in window

Please click on the picture, as it really
describes the Wendy mess-up at the drive-in
window:

http://deafdigest.com/wendy-bad-note/

 

— a former Gallaudet president was lucky

Past Gallaudet president Robert Davila,
himself deaf, was lucky. He was a presidential
appointee – serving as Assistant Secretary for
the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative
Services of the US Department of Education from
1989 to 1993. The president who selected him was
George H.W. Bush. Why was he lucky? He did not
have to pay as much as $1,000 per hour for
attorney fees to make sure he came from a
clean and honest personal and professional
background! This is the advice a political
newspaper gave yesterday for individuals
that wish to be appointed to a high position
by the next president (either Clinton or Trump).

 

— captioning law in the Philippines is a joke

There is a new captioning law in Philippines,
but it may be a joke! TV producers do not have
to caption if the program is short or is
between 1:00 am and 6:00 am. A short program
may be a public service announcement. And
there are people that like to stay up at
night but cannot watch captioned programs!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Dummy Hoy closed his shop
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/23/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 24 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 24, 2016

— some hearing truckers hate deaf truckers

Truck driving is a growing employment opportunity
for the deaf. Our list of deaf truck drivers
is getting longer and longer. It is disappointing
that there are hearing truck drivers that hate
deaf truck drivers! They feel all truck drivers
must hear. They do not realize that deaf people
can see (and see much better than hearing).
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/two-deaf-truck-drivers/

 

— State supreme court says one place not a public accommodation

A deaf prisoner in Delaware filed a lawsuit, saying that his
lack of access to TTY is discrimination. He lost because
the Delaware Supreme Court said prisons are not public
accommodation and therefore not considered discrimination.
This is very surprising because other states have been
allowing the deaf to use TTY and video phones.

 

— a comment by deaf leader about Deaf Rally

Last week DeafDigest made a comment about Deaf Rally
and the low turnout. A deaf leader told DeafDigest
that the problem with Deaf Rally is too many
demands (jobs, interpreters, captions, etc).
He said – just one demand is enough. Legislators
will be overwhelmed if there are too many
demands thrown at them! Examples of past one
issue rallies are Gallaudet Deaf President Now
Rally and CBS Captions Rally.

 

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

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2016 Election Update

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-insult-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/angry-uber-customers/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/angry-contract-officer/

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http://deafdigest.com/something-old-fashioned/

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— Outreach Coordinator

State of Pennsylvania

POTHOS, Inc. has a full time position available for “Pennsylvania TRS
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for coordinating and implementing outreach activities that promote
Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) throughout the State of
Pennsylvania. Travel required. Preferred experience and skills: excellent
presentation skills; experience in public relations activities; direct
work experience with Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned
Telephone Relay Service helpful. POTHOS, Inc. offers competitive wages and
benefits. Send resume to POTHOS, Inc, via email to chiefbrink@pothos.us
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Top stories about the deaf:

A huge cochlear implant manufacturer said in a
newspaper story that the turn around time on
CI programming repairs has been drastically
reduced from 30 days to just one day!

The New York Deaf Theatre is now celebrating
its 37th season. It was established in 1979,
making it much older than some of the youngest
performers on stage!

In USA, if we want a hearing aid, we just go
to a hearing aid store or an audiologist
and just buy it. It is different in most
countries. A newspaper story said that
those wanting to buy a hearing aid must
go to an audiologist and then go through
a lot of red tape!

A newspaper editorial in Connecticut blasted
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for dumping state
services for the deaf.

According to Marlee Matlin, Donald Trump is
not fit to be a president. It was Trump that
called Marlee retarded – according to witnesses
at the Apprentice show that she appeared.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

FEW UBER CUSTOMERS ARE ANGRY
Few Uber customers get angry when a deaf driver
pick them up.
They think deaf can’t drive. As a result, they
walk out of the car, refusing to accept the ride!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/angry-uber-customers/

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CONTRACT OFFICER THINKS ALL DEAF CAN LIPREAD
A new deaf employee joins a government agency.
He requests an interpreter.
The contracting officer is upset and confronts
the deaf employee, telling him that all deaf people
can lipread.
It is surprising that this contract officer never
heard of ADA!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/angry-contract-officer/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Saturday, I watched a football game between Gallaudet U and Norwich U (which is in Vermont)

I realized it is much more difficult to watch a game visually these days.

Two friends who are deaf helped keep me informed about what was happening on the field.

Touch signals such as Haptics and Pro-Tactile would have benefited in this situation.

I would have gained a lot more information about what was happening on the football field.

Training on Touch Signals is not only for interpreters.

Friends, SSPs, family members and staff are all encouraged to learn how to use them.

Others knowing Touch Signals would greatly benefit many of us who are DeafBlind.

BTW the score Norwich U 27  Gallaudet U 6

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:

Born Deaf, Tufts Kicker Willie Holmquist on the Way to All-Time Scoring Record
http://herosports.com/news/willie-holmquist-tufts-football-kicker-deaf-scoring-record

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Kushiah King, who is deaf, has been selected to play for
Trinidad & Tobago’s U-19 national hearing basketball
team

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— a world-class deaf martial arts contestant
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafDigest – 23 October 2016

DeafDigest Blue – October 23, 2016

Blue Edition
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friend-avoiding-hearing-friend/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-deaf-deaf-shouting/
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http://deafdigest.com/deaf-jogger-being-nominated-for-magazine-cover/

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to James Dyko,
not deaf, a magician, who taught ASL at high
school in Toledo, Ohio. He performed tricks many
times for deaf students. He attended a national
convention of the Society of American Magicians
and was amazed to find deaf magicians just as
skilled, or even better, than him!

Top stories about the deaf:

American banks would not reach out to help the
deaf that participate in Deaflympics and World
Championships. But Commonwealth Bank, an
Australian Bank is – helping out the deaf cricketers when they participate in world
championships. Australia, by the way, has
a bad reputation for discriminating against
the deaf in other ways!

The Australian Justice and Community Safety Directorate isn’t too thrilled about a deaf
woman excluded from jury duty because of
her deafness. This agency is planning to look into this matter further.

Deaf leaders in Tanzania have been forced to
deal with the continuing public attitude that
deaf people “should stay home” because of their
deafness!

Richard Brading, who is deaf, has been honored
by the Justice Medal from the Law and Justice Foundation (Australia) for his legal services
for underserved people in need of professional
assistance.

ADA advocates are saying that improving the
web to help the deaf is a win-win proposition,
in that it also increases the audience for
the hearing!

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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

DEAF, ONE TIME, THREE TIMES, FIVE TIMES
Many hearing people come to a deaf person and
say something, not knowing he is deaf.
A deaf person may say just once “deaf” and
the hearing person catches it.
A deaf person may say three times “deaf”
and it takes three times before hearing person
finally catches it.
Worst example is saying “deaf” five times
and hearing person still not catch it!
Why?

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

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Lip reading tale

The popular boss has returned to work from his
vacation.

The deaf employee thought the hearing employee said:
Let’s hall the boss

The hearing employee actually said:
Let’s hail the boss

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BROKEN CAPTIONING DEVICE
Some captioning devices break down during a movie
showing.
You complain to the theater manager. He is stuck
because he has no more captioning devices to loan
out to deaf patrons

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/broken-captioning-device/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

I often read articles and comments by people who really do not understand how realtime captioning is done, and they can be very critical of even minor mistakes. They sometimes cannot imagine how captioners make certain errors.

What people need to understand is that captioners are using steno machines, and so their errors may look totally different from the errors made when using a standard computer keyboard. A slight fingering error can change a word into something totally different. Steno writers are basically writing “chords” on their steno machines, and it is possible to add an extra key or what steno writers call “drag” a key. It is also possible to miss a key or what steno writers call “drop” the letter.

Many steno writers struggle with dragging the L key with the right hand. That key is depressed with the ring finger, and it can be difficult to depress keys with the middle finger and pinky finger without also dragging the ring finger.

A steno writer could mean to stroke the steno APT, which is the word “apartment” for many people, and instead the steno APLT could come up, which is the word “amount” for some steno writers.

If the nonsensical question, “How long did you live in the amount?” came up on the screen, it may just be a slight fingering error for the realtime captioner who meant to stroke, “How long did you live in the apartment?”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Possibly breaching the Gallaudet Board of Trustees (BoT) code of
confidentiality, one trustee disclosed the following points
at a recent informal gathering at one deaf community –

– it was the Presidential Search Committee that screened
out the presidential applications and gave the BoT these
three finalists

– the entire presidential search cost Gallaudet $200,000
(for one residential school for the deaf the superintendent
search cost $60,000)

– the president-designate was given a one-year contract
(somewhat unusual and unheard of in collegiate circles)

– the mission of the presidential-designate was to solve
these issues (audism, racism and Management By Intimidation)
during this one-year length of the contract. This BoT member
said that the designate is out of job if these issues cannot
be resolved within the year.

– the buy-out clause is less than $1,000,000
(not 2 or 3 million dollars as rumored to be)

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A woman, whose two brothers are deaf, was
flabbergasted by a $200,000 cell phone bill.
Normally the monthly bill is around $175.00
as the two brothers are under her plan. But
when both brothers vacationed in Canada, they
never bothered to update their plan to international
data plan. As a result, thanks to excessive text
messages and video viewings, the bill jumped to
$200,000. With a big and generous heart, T-Mobile
reduced it to $2,500 but the sister has to pay it
off within six months.

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DeafDigest – 23 October 2016

FEW UBER CUSTOMERS ARE ANGRY
Few Uber customers get angry when a deaf driver
pick them up.
They think deaf can’t drive. As a result, they
walk out of the car, refusing to accept the ride!

DeafDigest – 21 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 21, 2016

— a 3-year old Deaf Supergirl

Kaylieann Steinbach, a three-year old deaf Australian
girl, did not want to wear her regular clothes for
her pre-school photo session, ignoring the
instructions of her father. Instead she dressed up
as a Supergirl. All of a sudden, a picture of her
went viral, generating many millions of hits.
Her picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/many-millions-of-hits-on-deaf-girl-picture/

 

— one national deaf-rally too many

Do we have too many National Deaf Rallies? Deaf people need
employment, interpreters, better educational opportunities,
etc – and have staged too many rallies. While these rallies
have attracted attention of newspapers and the TV media,
turnout at some of these rallies have been small. Is it
because deaf people get tired of these rallies? Certainly
there must be a better way to obtain our basic needs.

 

— a deaf mayoral candidate

Election time is coming up. May the best candidate
win (for all elected offices). And in Forest Lake,
a small town of some 19,000 people about 30 miles
away from St Paul, Minnesota, we have a deaf
candidate for town mayor. It is Brian Hile. He
uses interpreters to communicate with the public.
He took part, with other mayoral candidates in
a recent forum, discussing issues, answering
questions, etc.

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 20 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 20, 2016

 

— a most embarrassing deaf poster shown on TV

During last night’s Clinton-Trump debate, a
deaf poster was shown on TV. Very embarrassing!
See it for yourself at:

http://deafdigest.com/national-deaf-embarrassment/

 

— a crazy act by deaf during a softball game

Deaf people tend to tap on the shoulders of
other deaf people to get attention. Deaf
people should never tap on the shoulders of
hearing people – because it is considered
assault and battery. Anyway, a deaf person
tried to get the attention of a hearing
umpire during a softball game and tapped
on his shoulder. Naturally the hearing
umpire physically hit back the deaf player!

 

— free in France, not free in USA

If deaf French people have problems
such as not getting government checks
or not being able to enroll a deaf
child in a school program, etc,
then legal assistance is free (for
the and the disabled). In USA, often
not free; there are some legal aid
services that are free but not easy
to get help. Too many clients and too
few legal aid attorneys – different
in France!

 

 

 

— Outreach Coordinator

State of Pennsylvania

POTHOS, Inc. has a full time position available for “Pennsylvania TRS
Outreach Coordinator”, for client, Hamilton Relay. Position responsible
for coordinating and implementing outreach activities that promote
Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) throughout the State of
Pennsylvania. Travel required. Preferred experience and skills: excellent
presentation skills; experience in public relations activities; direct
work experience with Telecommunications Relay Service or Captioned
Telephone Relay Service helpful. POTHOS, Inc. offers competitive wages and
benefits. Send resume to POTHOS, Inc, via email to chiefbrink@pothos.us
Contact Dori Brink at 619.546.0621 with questions.

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 19 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 19, 2016

 

— famous person uses wrong sign language

Guy Fieri is a well-known host of TV food
shows. See his picture and you will catch
his wrong use of sign language –

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

 

— McDonald’s problems with the deaf

Does McDonald’s have too many problems
with the deaf? In the late 1970’s,
a deaf man, with money, wanted to buy
a McDonald’s franchise. McDonald’s said
no. And deaf people are not “allowed”
to order at the drive-in window, must
use the voice kiosk. And now this –
a deaf man, with experience in fast
food field, wanted to apply for
a job at McDonald’s in Missouri,
bringing in his hearing sister as an
interpreter during interview. McDonald’s
said no. As result, the deaf man sued and
won $56,500 (but most of the money will
go to his attorney!)

 

— blind man wants to be deaf for one reason

Jay Forry, who is blind, is a professional
movie critic. Many people listen to his
movie criticisms. At a speech at Polk State
College in Florida, he said he wanted to
be deaf – for one reason – so that he will
not have to listen to Spike Lee’s dirty
voice language in movies! Good point –
but Forry forgot one thing – deaf people
can watch Lee’s dirty language because
these are captioned!

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 18 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 18, 2016

 
— eating at Taco Bell at Costa Rica

If you visit Costa Rica during your vacation
trip, maybe you could stop and eat at
Taco Bell. This chain has hired a high
number of disabled and deaf employees.
This company wanted to make a statement on
hiring these people that need employment.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/taco-bell-at-costa-rica/

 

— Switched at Birth update

The final season, after a 5-year run, of
the “Switched at Birth” TV series will
begin on January 31st. Issues to be
covered during this final series will
be campus racism, comments from several
African-American characters and a
big 100th episode, of which the theme
is being kept a secret. Leading
veteran performers are Katie Leclerc
(hard of hearing but functions as
a hearing person) and Marlee
Matlin.

 

— big banks not helping the deaf

In USA, the big banks are Bank of America, Wells Fargo,
JPMorgan Chase, and Citigroup. Do they help the
deaf in anything? Well, in Australia, the
Commonwealth Bank has reached a deal to help
the deaf and disabled cricket players. Our
big banks don’t do anything to help us with
Deaflympics funding. Yet – there is a big
irony. Australia has a bad reputation for
discriminating against the deaf – cannot
serve on jury, limited TV captions, no
employment opportunities, no interpreters, etc.

 

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 17 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 17, 2016

— lunch delivery business in Malaysia

Hairul Anuar, a deaf man in Malaysia, has a growing
lunch delivery business. He had ambitions of either
being a civil engineer or architect, but
discrimination against deaf students at Malaysian
universitites blocked him. He then became an
accountant, but wasn’t happy with it. He, however,
was skilled in the kitchen, making meals for his
family – and so started his own lunchbox delivery
service. Business has grown and he has hired
several deaf people to help him prepare lunches
for his hearing clients. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-owned-lunch-delivery-business/

 

— expensive bill for telecommunications relay service

In Nebraska, a deaf man was billed $40.00 per month just for
telecommunications relay service. This bill was too much
and the deaf man could not afford it. He was using his
cell phone to stay in touch with the world, and that
was why he was billed an additional $40.00. Fortunately
for him, a local service agency has helped pay his
phone bill.

 

— broken campus bells at RIT

For years RIT had electronic bells that would alert
hearing students to the time of the day. These
bells have been broken, very difficult to fix.
The reason why RIT may not be too eager to fix
the bells is becuase of deaf students at NTID.
The RIT administration did not want deaf students
to ask them why are they spending so much money
to have bells fixed when there are other priorities
they need! So, these bells continue as inoperative!

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 16 October 2016

DeafDigest Gold – October 16, 2016

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

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Forgot Sign Language

http://deafdigest.com/comics/forgot-sign-language/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/broken-display-screen/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/forgetful-hard-of-hearing/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-deaf-captions-in-loud-restaurant/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-insult-deaf/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

There is a push by Sweden’s national organization
for the deaf to make sure all newly borns go through
hearing screening tests.

The James Castle home in Idaho, where the famed
deaf artist lived in his lifetime until his
death, will be converted to a working space
for resident artists. DeafDigest is not sure
if it is the first time a deaf house has
been given for use by hearing artists.

The Australian judge ruled that not allowing
a deaf woman to serve on jury is not
discrimination, according to the
Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. Legal experts
do not agree, though.

The Philippines are making a big progress towards
TV captions for the deaf. If the bill is
passed, the law will take effect in 2017.

In Donegal, Ireland, deaf children are placed on a
one-year waiting list for an appointment
to meet with an audiologist. Reason is lack of
audiological resources.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING PEOPLE REJECT CAPTIONS AT A VERY LOUD RESTAURANT
Many hearing people complain that many restaurants
are very loud – loud music, loud conversation, loud
noise from the kitchen, etc.
Yet, the restaurant TV sets are not captioned! Why?
Hearing people refuse captions even though they can’t
hear the TV voices because of loud restaurant!
It is strange.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-deaf-captions-in-loud-restaurant/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A NEW HEARING EMPLOYEE’S BIG MISTAKE
A new hearing employee was hired. Her desk was next
to a deaf person’s desk. They became friends very fast.
But the hearing employee made a big mistake. As a
result, both employees are not friends any more.
Why? The new employee was confused about deaf
employee’s work assignment, and complained very loudly
for 15 minutes with the supervisor, without telling
the deaf employee about it. He had to find out from
the supervisor what this screaming and yelling was
all about!
The deaf employee felt very insulted about it.

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Recently a driver picked me up 9:30 AM for a 10:00 AM appointment two towns away.  I noticed he was in the wrong lane!  He turned onto Main Street and I had to tell him “no” and I pointed to him to get back onto the earlier road, and the DeafBlind man guided him to the audiologist office!  (The audiologist moved a long time ago.)

My appointment was short and sweet, 10 minutes.  I went out and sat at a picnic table waiting for my return ride.  I waited 45 minutes and no ride!

I went back in to the office and asked the receptionist to call the agency. They said a driver would meet me in 20 minutes.  I got home at noon instead of 10:45 or 11!

It is time for SSP services for VT DeafBlind folks!  The Vermont
Transportation agency received a 16 million dollar “bonus” from the Federal AOT.

Let’s grab that money!

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:

Marcus Pointer who played rugby last season as
a freshman at Wheeling Jesuit College, is not
listed on this season’s roster.

Do not know why.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Maclaine Lowe is a member of men’s national Junior
Australian fast-pitch softball team. When
not playing national softball, he plays for
top local fast pitch teams.  Fast pitch
softball among men is quite popular in
Australia.

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Deaf Sports Collections update
— world ranked decathlete
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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mainstreamed athletes

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DeafDigest – 16 October 2016

DeafDigest Blue – October 16, 2016

Blue Edition
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/turtle-finger-spelling/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrating-appointment/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/frustrated-deaf-engineer/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friend-avoiding-hearing-friend/

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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

confusion among deaf people of Armenia

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-of-armenia/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Uber is an American corporation. Rodrigo Duterte,
the president of The Philippines is violently
anti-American. Yet he did not prevent the deaf
Filipinos from getting jobs as Uber drivers!
This story was written up in a Filipino newspaper.

Vietnam Airlines has promised to offer accommodations for its deaf passengers,
both in terminals and on airflights.

There is momentum in the push for sign language
as an official language in Zimbabwe, entitling
the deaf to interpreters upon need.

The cochlear implant people in India have
asked for national compulsory hearing screening
of all newly borns.

The Briarleaf Nursing and Convalescent Inc,
an assisted living facility in Doylestown, PA
reached agreement to provide interpreters for
its deaf residents.

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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

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

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

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

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Lip reading tale

A deaf employee and a hearing employee were
talking about a group of young people in
one department.

The deaf employee thought the hearing employee said:
they are very mature

The hearing employee actually said:
they are very immature

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF PERSON A REAL FRIEND OR NOT A REAL FRIEND?
At a workplace, a deaf person and a hearing person
are friends. The deaf person taught the hearing person
sign language so they both can communicate.
But away from work, the deaf person avoids the hearing
person. Even at parties, the deaf person avoids the
hearing person.
The frustrated hearing person at the party tries to
talk to the deaf person. But the deaf person, with eyes
shifting, tries to get away from the hearing person.
But at the work place, everything is fine. Why?

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As a CART captioner, I find that in certain circumstances one of the hardest things for me is hearing and understanding what people are saying. Sometimes people with a hearing loss don’t realize that there are situations where people with normal hearing do not hear or understand a speaker.

If a speaker turns his or her back on you or if someone next to you coughs, sneezes, or laughs, it can be impossible for someone with normal hearing to hear every word that is said.
In a classroom setting, it can be difficult to get the students to speak up to be heard. Sometimes they intentionally want to speak softly so that no one will hear them make a mistake, or they may be shy and not want to be embarrassed.

Another problem can be when the CART captioner is sitting in a position where it is difficult to hear. The CART captioner may be positioned in the corner of the room, and if the acoustics are not good, the captioner may not hear or understand what is going on.

There can also be noises outside of the room that interfere with hearing. Construction might be going on, and these would be sounds the captioner would have to try to block out in order to hear the speakers.
If you find your CART captioner using “(inaudible)” frequently during an event or if you find that what is coming up on the screen does not make sense, you might want to ask the speakers if they would please speak up.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The police arrested 135 Gallaudet demonstrators
under cover of darkness on Friday, the 13th,
supposedly a superstitious day. Was so eerie to see
interpreters wearing orange vests while interpreting
for these arresting police officers. Especially
with a helicopter hovering above the Gallaudet
grounds.
One of the arrested individuals is a well known
figure on the national Deaf Community scene, in fact
as a national Deaf Icon.
Just keep in mind one day in the future some of
the arrested students may become CEOs of Deaf Agencies,
superintendents of residential schools for the deaf,
owners of deaf-run businesses, attorneys, and who
knows – elected public officials, or gasp, as members
of the Gallaudet Board of Trustees!
This is the leadership heritage that Gallaudet has
been famous for developing over the years.
These arrests done much to darken DeafDigest
editor’s mood.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

It was mentioned in DeafDigest a while ago that a State Peter
is robbing a State Paul over cash reserves. This refers to the
Alabama Dual Party Relay Board being upset over the state
trying to take the money away from them to pay for state
educational needs. This squabble has led to a lawsuit filed
this week. At stake is an ever-growing pot of 15 cents paid
per month by each landline customer, originally earmarked for
the state relay service needs. It is a cash cow of approximately
30 million dollars that the state has its eyes on!

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DeafDigest – 14 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 14, 2016

— captions that disappear during interpreter messages

A deaf man, who does not use sign language, has
a big complaint. He was in Florida during Hurricane
Matthew. He watched the TV news to keep himself
updated on these captioned emergency news. Yet when
a special announcement was made, the captions
disappeared, and was replaced by an interpreter.
For non-signing deaf, these interpreters are
useless! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/something-is-missing/

 

— another Deaf Insult

Yesterday DeafDigest mentioned that Trump
made a negative comment about Marlee
Matlin (about her appearance). It was just
revealed that he also called her retarded!
Trump does not realize that Marlee holds
a honorary doctorate from Gallaudet.

 

— big corporations hate this man

Who is Mark Lacek? He is not deaf but just
started his own business – which advises
big corporations to make their web sites
fully ADA-compliant. And for the deaf, it
means full captions on anything that comes
out in voice. This may be the reason why
big corporations hate him!

 

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

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

10/09/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 13 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 13, 2016

— handwriting of a deaf-blind person

Could a deaf-blind person have good handwriting?
Take a look at the picture:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-blind-handwriting/

 

— Trump and the Deaf Woman

Donald Trump is getting plenty of bad press
because of his attitude towards women.
What about the Deaf Woman? Well, according
to Richard Hatch, a past TV reality star,
he made a negative comment about Marlee
Matlin in front of many ears! Hatch
stressed, however, that Matlin’s interpreter
caught the comment first before interpreting
it for her! It is not known if she responded
to Trump’s insult or ignored him.

 

— during the 1996 National Republican convention

One of the speakers at the 1996 National Republican
convention was past Miss America Heather Whitestone.
This deaf woman was part of the Bob Dole’s “proud
disabled Americans” group. One delegate mentioned
two things, that it was the first time any Miss
America got involved politically, and that her
“deaf” voice was odd!

 

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

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

10/09/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 12 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 12, 2016

 
— judge tells pregnant deaf attorney that deaf cannot be parents

It only happens in Australia where deaf attorney Rania Saab,
herself a mother of two, is told by the judge that the deaf
cannot be parents! She was representing a deaf client, involved
in a custody battle. She lost the case, saying discrimination
against the deaf in Australia is pretty much bad. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-discrimination-in-courtroom/

 

— deaf sleep vs hearing sleep

When sleeping, do deaf dream better than hearing?
Three researchers at the Bunkyo University in
Japan ran a study, comparing a group of deaf
sleepers and hearing sleepers. When they woke
up, they were asked questions about their
dreams. These reesarchers said deaf remember
their dreams better than hearing!

 

— text-writing during a robbery

A hearing robber pointed a gun at a deaf man,
who immediately said he was deaf. The robber
then used his cell phone to type a text demanding
money while at the same time holding his gun.
The scared deaf man gave up his money, and the
robber ran away. This is unusual – robbers tend
to be panicky, don’t do things carefully.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— not mentioning deafness in a magazine
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/09/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 11 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 11, 2016

 

— Hurricane Matthew’s lack of video captions

There have been complaints about lack of online
captions on videos on Hurricane Matthew announcements.
This is disappointing because of continuous FCC
mandate on emergency captions. See the picture
at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-video-hurricane-captions/

 

— London police worried about anti-deaf hate crime

The British Transport Police, which oversees the
London’s transport network, said there is an increase
of hate crime on public transportation. Deafness is
one of these categories of hate crime (religion,
disability, gender orientation, etc. As a result,
the police is asking the public to help out.

 

— People in Pinto, Spain angry over deaf eviction

A deaf couple has been living in their house for
40 years in Pinto, Spain. Suddenly the bank
and the court want the deaf couple evicted.
Poorly educated, the deaf couple was conned by
their son to sign second mortgage papers few
years ago. They nodded in agreement, not
udnerstanding the papers they signed their names
on. They have another son, not involved with the
second mortgage papers, fighting for them and
getting public support from the neighbors. At
this point, no one knows what is going to happen.

 

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

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

10/09/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 10 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 10, 2016

 
— the vibrating shirt

We have been seeing different kinds of vibrations –
vibrating wake-up devices under the pillows and
mattresses, vibrating wrist watches, vibrating
vests, small vibrating handles, etc. And now
this – new on the market is a vibrating shirt.
This vibrating shirt is being built in Germany.
Are vibrating wallets and vibrating shoes coming
up next? Is there too much vibration in the
Deaf World? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/vibrations-and-vibrations/

 

— the patient-advocate

A deaf advocate was hospitalized. Instead of waiting
for doctors and nurses to be accommodating, the
patient was proactive – telling the hospital he
wants captions turned on TV; interpreters on call;
deaf devices on a table next to his bed, etc –
and even had a big sign posted on the wall that
said “deaf patient”

 

— Clinton & Trump and the deaf

We have been seeing Clinton and Trump personally
attack each other. Never happened at any NAD
Conferences when deaf candidates campaign for
the presidency? Wrong! It happened during
the late eighties. Two candidates and their
friends personally attacked each other. The
conventioners said it was the worst they
have ever seen. So, attacking deaf and
attacking hearing – same thing!

 

 

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— handcuffed deaf man
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Top stories about the deaf:

Bosnia is now cracking down on discrimination
against the deaf – education, employment,
interpreters, etc.

In Alabama there are special voting machines
to help the deaf vote for their candidates.
The state had paid for the upkeep and
maintenance of these machines, but there
is no money for it right now. As a result,
cost of upkeep and maintenance will be
picked up by some counties.

Past Senator Tom Harkin, the father of the ADA,
gave a lecture in Japan on Disability Law and
what it is all about.

Researchers from the University of Connecticut
are saying that prestin, a protein in the
blood system can reveal if a person will
eventually be losing his hearing.

The District of Columbia police department
has reorganized its deaf/hard of hearing unit
to better serve the Deaf Community in the city.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BROKEN TRAIN VISUAL MESSAGE SCREEN
Sometimes train visual message display is
broken.
For the hearing person, he listens to the
Public Announcement system to know which station
is next.
Deaf person is out of luck!

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

MANY HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE FORGET THINGS
Hard of hearing people wear CI or hearing aids.
They take off CI at home and forget to put it back on
when they leave home for work.
It is same thing with hearing aid or with hearing
aid batteries.
It is often frustrating to be a hard of hearing person!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/forgetful-hard-of-hearing/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

As I mentioned last week, I attended the ASL Cider Fest.

I was seeking volunteer SSPs for this event.  I got 3 volunteers!

They were ASL students from a college in Vermont.

Of course I got busy chatting with other people.

The SSPs didn’t last long.  They left early without telling me!

It would have been more appropriate to let me know so I could be prepared.

The friend who gave me ride kept checking in on me, which was appreciated.

Of course, I made apple cider!

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:

Scranton – Claire Fitzpatrick, SO, women’s soccer

her profile is at:
http://athletics.scranton.edu/sports/wsoc/2016-17/bios/fitzpatrick_claire_if8j

she only has played three games with no stats to speak of

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Deaf professional rugby player Mat Gilbert was an
unsigned free agent when the British rugby season
started. Fortunately, several weeks later,
Hartpury RFC, a minor league team, needed
a player and signed Mat to play for the remainder
of the season.

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Gordon
Davidson that departed us. Not deaf, he was
involved with theater all his life, establishing
the famed Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
This theater paved the way, with his
encouragement, the success of “Children of a Lesser God” that propelled Phyllis
Frelich (stage) and Marlee Matlin (film)
to prominence.

This just in –

David Myers, the long time administrator of
Deaf Services in several states, including
Texas, has been given a special honor, possibly the first for a deaf person in
Texas. He was given the Texas Governor’s Trophy.

Said an admirer:
For a man who rarely brags or toots his own horn, he deserves this great honor

Top stories about the deaf:

Access Bedford, a social service agency in Great
Britain, has demanded that the government provide
better mental health services for the deaf. This
demand was made on World Mental Health Day.

The President of Ghana National Association of the Deaf
is upset that the government does not ask for feedback
from the deaf on deaf voting and polling procedures.

Discrimination against the deaf at a night club in
Adelaide, South Australia? Deaf militants say yes;
the nightclub people said no. Deaf moderates, after
listening to both sides. said discrimination never
took place, and what transpired was a series
of misundestandings between the deaf group and
the night club bouncers!

Deafville in Pennsylvania coming up soon?
A meeting is taking place in Pittsburgh
to update interested deaf people on the
progress of Deafville. And more meetings
are slated across the state, for the
same purpose.

Vint Cerf, who is hard of hearing, is the Father
of the Internet. He made a comment in a recent
interview that Internet might as well as
destory written history! A deaf archivist
is in agreement that digitally-preserved
history may disappear because it can be
wiped out and not preserved on paper.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

FINGERSPELLING AT SPEED OF TURTLE
How many times a deaf person tells a hearing
person that he is deaf, and that hearing person
tries to fingerspell.
He does not sign but uses very slow fingerspelling
which is same as watching a turtle trying to win a
speed race!
It is very frustrating.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/turtle-finger-spelling/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person needed a laundry detergent
and asked a deaf friend to buy it as a favor.

Deaf person thought hearing person said:
Please buy Call for me

He actually said:
Please buy All for me

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

MOST FRUSTRATING APPOINTMENT
A deaf person lives in a condominium where
it is impossible for someone to come to the
door and ring the bell.
He makes an appointment with a repairman. He
cannot tell you exactly what time he will arrive,
but says “between nine AM and noon.”
The deaf person sits in the lobby for three
hours waiting for the repairman to arrive. He
already tried to call you to postpone the
appointment, but you didn’t know about it.
Very frustrating

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Regardless of one’s politics, I think we can all agree that during the debates in this presidential campaign, more people have been interrupting one another and speaking on top of other speakers than we have experienced in previous debates. It seems that over the years we as a society may have lost some of the civility we display in speaking with others and listening to their responses.

Captioners want the people who rely on their captions to have access to all the information being discussed during the debates. However, as hard as a captioner tries to get every word in this type of circumstance, it is physically impossible. There are times when one simply cannot discern the individual speakers and what they are saying.

Candidates are speaking faster and faster in an attempt to say more in their limited time to speak, and when another candidate interrupts, it makes matters much worse. Captioners attempt to focus intently on every word that is being said, but when multiple words are being spoken at the same time, it becomes extremely difficult to maintain that focus.
Captioners can only write one speaker at a time. There simply is no way to write two or more at the same time. When these situations present themselves, captioners have to do the best they can to convey what is being said, and they may use a parenthetical like “overlapping speakers” when they simply cannot communicate what everyone is saying.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

John L Darby, the Bay Area (Northern California)
hard of hearing activist, has been hard at work
pushing for top quality captions on local TV
stations.
He said that shortage of interpreters are
just as severe as shortage of captioners.
At one time there was a coalition of
volunteers that monitor quality of captions
on TV stations. Unfortunately attrition has
shrunk this volunteer coalition. Still,
John vows to march on – for more and better
captions.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Pushing very hard for many years for TV subtitles in
Great Britain was 77-year old Alan Roberts. His work
has finally been duly recognized in the British
newspapers. The TV executives know who he is because
he had been pestering them for years as more of a
“one man’ crusade!

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DeafDigest – 09 October 2016

BROKEN TRAIN VISUAL MESSAGE SCREEN
Sometimes train visual message display is
broken.
For the hearing person, he listens to the
Public Announcement system to know which station
is next.
Deaf person is out of luck!

DeafDigest – 08 October 2016

FINGERSPELLING AT SPEED OF TURTLE
How many times a deaf person tells a hearing
person that he is deaf, and that hearing person
tries to fingerspell.
He does not sign but uses very slow fingerspelling
which is same as watching a turtle trying to win a
speed race!
It is very frustrating.

DeafDigest – 07 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 7, 2016

— legendary gangster’s deaf son

Al Capone was a notorious gangster that ruled
Chicago during the Prohibition years. What
many people do not know is that he had a deaf
son – Sonny Capone. His legal first name is not
known. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/capone-deaf-son/

 

— Netflix captions vs Netflix no captions

Netfix is trapped between captions on their streams
and no captions at movie houses! Netflix reached
a deal with iPic Entertainment theater chain
to show their own movies. Deaf patrons can
watch captions at these movie houses only if
they wear special devices, but they do not
need special devices to watch captions on
their home computers. Is this Netflix’s way
of half-laughing at the needs of deaf
movie-goers?

 

— archaelogists digging into a deaf house

In Boise, Idaho a group of archeologists
are now digging into a deaf house, where
famed deaf artist James Castle lived for
years before he died in 1977. His scribblings
on pieces of wood and paper have been
preserved and shown at art museums, as
far as Madrid, Spain. This is probably
a first – that archeologists have
shown interest in a deaf house.

 

Latest deaf jobs:
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Contract bridge rules forced by a deaf player
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/02/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 06 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 6, 2016

— best Deaf Horror movie for Deaf Halloween

For some reason Deaf Filmmakers do not produce
Deaf Horror movies as there are some deaf people
that love horror movies as much as some hearing do.
Halloween is coming up, hence these horror movies.
There was a posting today that said “Hush” is
the best Deaf Horror movie. Deaf? Well, deaf
character Kate Siegel is not deaf, but play-acted
deaf. Why wouldn’t the movie producers hire a
deaf actress for that role? Very simple reason –
Kate and her husband co-produced the movie!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-horror-movie-scene/

 

— hearing aid fell out during arrest

A deaf man was arrested by the police in New
Hampshire. There was a scuffle during the
arrest, and the deaf man’s hearing aid fell
down to the ground. The deaf man then yelled
for the cop to be careful with the hearing
aid on the ground. What did the cop do?
He kicked away the hearing aid! No respect
for the deaf!

 

— help for deaf in crossing the railroad tracks

It is always a mystery when a deaf person is hit
by a railroad while crossing the tracks. Deaf
people can see and should be able to look
both ways before crossing the tracks. To prevent
this from happening, a communications company
in Great Britain has come up with a new app
that warns the deaf when a train is coming up.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Interpreters, objections by theaters
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/02/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 05 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 5, 2016

 

— deaf passengers get help

In Worcester, a town of some 95,000 residents in Great
Britain, deaf passengers on a bus are getting assistance.
These passengers can use special cards that the bus
operator can see and know of their needs, especially
getting off at the right stop. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-passengers-on-bus/

 

— Australia still refuses deaf to serve on jury

The Australian High Court ruled that the deaf cannot
serve on jury. The court implied it has nothing
to do with being deaf, but of no existing laws in
the country allowing the deaf to serve. Deaf people
are angry, pointing at USA and New Zealand as
countries allowing the deaf to serve.

 

— deaf may have weakened Japanese criminal gangs

Criminal gangs have been a problem in Japan for
many years. But nearly 30 deaf people, victimized
by these gangs, filed a lawsuit – and won. As
a result the judge has fined the gangs nearly
$200,000,000 in Japanese money. People are
saying the fine will wreck these gangs.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— job, toughest in India
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/02/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 04 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 4, 2016

— taxi company fined nearly $45,000 for refusing deaf

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that a deaf woman asked for
a taxi, through her relay service and was repeatedly hung up.
It was during a blizzard and she wanted a ride from New Jersey
to her home in New York. The New Jersey judge fined the
taxi company nearly $45,000 for ignoring this ride request.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/taxi-company-fined-by-judge/

 

— careless sign language

In Australia, three deaf people were planning to
commit a crime and were arrested. They denied
they planned a crime. In the courtroom, the jury,
with an interpreter, saw the video of these
three deaf people discussing a crime. They were
not aware that the video taped them.

 

— Prince Charles visiting a grave

Prince Charles was touring Jerusalem, but
was able to get away for a short time to
visit a Christian grave. His grandmother
Princess Alice of Battenberg, was buried
in the grave. Princess Alice was deaf.

 

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

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

10/02/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 03 October 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 3, 2016

— first deaf accomplishment in Wisconsin

Suzie Helgerson, who is deaf, has accomplished something
which is a first in Wisconsin. She has become the first
deaf woman in the state to become a truck driver.
She made it after attending three months of classes
at Fox Valley Technical College and then driving
a truck for ten hours a day. What does her husband
have to say about it? He is a truck driver and
encouraged her to take up truck driving. Interestingly
enough, their daughter is also thinking of becoming
a truck driver! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/first-deaf-woman-in-wisconsin/

 

— An interesting Billy of Tribes

More small theatrical groups are featuring the Tribes
play, in which Billy surfaced as the leading deaf
character. DeafDigest mentioned few weeks ago that
a theatrical group in Iowa was forced to cancel
Tribes because of lack of a real-deaf actor,
instead trying to use a fake-deaf actor. Anyway,
at recent Tribes plays in California and Wyoming
and right now at the University of Northern
Colorado, the male Billy character was played by
Michelle Mary Schaefer! As Marlee Matlin once
said during an interview, male and female actors
are supposed to be capable of playing any roles.

 

— heavy automobile traffic in Manila

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
will be hiring the deaf for an important job.
To watch the automobile traffic in Manila
by watching these video cameras. Traffic
incidents such as speeding, road rage
driving, tailgating, and even some
accidents – will be reported by the deaf
and relayed to the police officers.

 

 

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

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

10/02/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 02 October 2016

DeafDigest Gold – October 2, 2016

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

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Old Fogey

Clueless

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

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-culture-books-in-library/
http://deafdigest/com/deaf-and-post-it-paper/

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

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

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are deaf

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/simple-request/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Richard Ezekiel, a deaf Nigerian, filed a formal
complaint with the government Joint Task Force,
saying that when he was stopped by police, he
told them of his deafness. Instead he was roughed
up by the police, thinking he was not telling
the truth about his deafness.

The International Deaf Day has been celebrated
this week at numerous locations in Europe.

Rebecca Adams, who is deaf and was previously
employed by IBM, has become the first deaf CEO
of  WA Deaf Society, an Australian deaf social
service agency. All of the past CEO’s were
not deaf.

The Southwest Collegiate School for the Deaf
has seen an increase of 11 students as compared
to last year’s enrollment figures.

One of the rooms on the Gallaudet campus has
been named after Ronald Burdett, a past
Gallaudet graduate, praised for working
with the Deaf Community.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-culture-books-in-library/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest/com/deaf-and-post-it-paper/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I did not have an SSP.

I contacted our local ASL program and now have three ASL students “trying their hand” at being SSPs.

Wish me luck!  Report to follow.

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:

Rollins – Madison Taylor, SR, women’s soccer

her profile is at:
http://www.rollinssports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209577128&DB_OEM_ID=19500

one of the team leaders in minutes played on the field; started seven
of her team’s 8 games; only took one shot so far this season

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

top fencer

She became Singapore’s No. 1 fencer despite hearing disability

Meet Zhao Hui, who became Singapore’s Number 1 fencer at the tender age of
15, despite being born with the condition.

full story at:
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/she-became-singapores-no-1-fencer-despite-hearing-disability#sthash.gLgJQ4E0.dpuf

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf hockey goalie was drafted http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
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DeafDigest – 02 October 2016

DeafDigest Blue – October 2, 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/fingerspelling/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/unionstation/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/fired-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ville-houses/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-gamers-tv-channel/

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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Cleveland
Judge Ed Wade, that departed us. He loved using
ASL and did not use interpreters while addressing
the deaf that showed up in his oourtroom!

Top stories about the deaf:

Brett Lee, not deaf, is well known cricket player
in Australia. He believes that the deaf of India
can become hearing thanks to CI’s – and as a result,
been pushing to get this project started.

There is a twist to public sign language classes
taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on a car-free
day. The class is not for the deaf to teach
hearing how to sign. It is for the deaf to
teach non-signing deaf how to sign!

An article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is saying that babies born deaf may
be premature with low weight. DeafDigest does
not know, but eventually these premature, low
weight deaf babies will eventually become
healthy deaf babies! After all babies
eventually outgrow their birth conditions.

Deaf people that play video games (see picture
link above in this edition) are saying that
accessibility (captions and visual beeps) have
improved the past 10-15 years but still have
a long way to go.

Over a thousand deaf Europeans converged on the
headquarters of the European Parliament to
demand better recognition of national sign
languages/

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

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are deaf

more information:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

FIRED FOR WATCHING VIDEOS ON WORK COMPUTER
A deaf employee was fired for watching too
many videos on his work computer.
He thought he was careful. His computer
screen was turned away from hearing eyes.
Hearing people that pass by his office cannot
see the computer screen.
But he was fired. How did the boss find out?
The deaf employee did not turn off the sounds
and everyone in the office knew about it!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/fired-deaf-employee/

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Lip reading tale

A deaf person asked a hearing friend for the name of
her dog.

Deaf person thought hearing person said:
Dog

The hearing person actually said:
Doc

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WHAT IS DEAFVILLE OR DEAF TOWN?
In some cities, we have deaf homes that are near each
other. Is it Deafville or Deaf Town?
For example, in Bethany Beach, Delaware, there are six
houses near each other. The residents in these houses
are either deaf or know ASL.
Are there rules that will decide if it is Deafville or
not? Is it many if there are six houses – or is it too
few?
Interesting debate?

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People have asked me this question: Are there some shows that may be impossible to caption as a realtime captioner? What about some of the reality programs where there is nonstop action?

On some of these shows, it seems like everyone is talking at the same time, and they are using terminology that ordinary people may not understand.

Fortunately, most of these programs are recorded in advance, and they should not need to use realtime captioners. These programs are captioned using post-production captioning. Although the programs may be difficult to caption, someone may be able to take the time to listen to the same segment over and over in order to try to understand what everyone is saying. The captioner may be able to research unusual terminology on the Internet.

Unfortunately, in order to save money, sometimes producers of shows are choosing to use realtime captioning rather than post-production captioning on these types of shows. When that happens, you may run into a circumstance where it is an impossible show to caption accurately.

If the speakers are too fast-paced and overlapping or if they are using unfamiliar terminology, the realtime captioners can only do the best that they can do the first time around. They don’t get another chance to listen to it. In this circumstance, it really is unfair to the caption viewers because they deserve to see more accurate captioning.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Dick Tracy celebrates his 75th birthday
this week. Through the Deaf Eyes, Tracy used
his wrist radio to communicate with the police.
This concept, years ahead of its time, would
evolve into our Deaf Pagers, though not placed
on our wrists.
Also, one of Tracy’s enemies would be
extremely unlipreadable – this hated “Mumbles”
character.
And many of us watched the Dick Tracy movie,
which of course, was captioned.
At least we could understand, via captions,
what we couldn’t lipread, Mumbles’ conversation.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Years ago DeafDigest editor met a deaf man from
France who made Correspondence Education his full
time living. He corresponded with students via mail,
correcting their classroom papers and then sending
the stuff back to them. Fast forward today, Douglas
McCarty, who is deaf, teaches online courses at the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Students
do not know he is deaf while they interact with him.
He was written up in a recent press release.

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