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Posts published in November 2016

DeafDigest – 30 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 30, 2016

— a choice for deaf prisoners

Should deaf prisoners wear armbands, saying that they
are deaf, so that prison guards would know who they are?
This possibility has become an option for deaf prisoners
in Arlington, Virginia. Probably the deaf prisoners
would reject this option because it is a stigma.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/prisoners-that-are-deaf/

 

— painful use of sign language

Could a deaf person suffer pain in hands because
of signing a lot in one day? This is what a
deaf person, a new sign language user, said in an
interview with a newspaper reporter. This is
interesting. It is separate and apart from
interpreters suffering from Carpal Tunnel syndrome.

 

— a Coda helping new police officers

there was a newspaper story of Ted Baran, a Coda
who is the chief of Gallaudet police department,
teaching police recruits in Fairfax County,
Virginia on how to communicate with the deaf.
Baran told the recruits:

When they come across a police officer, their first
thing is fear because they can’t communicate with you

 

 

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

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

11/27/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 29, 2016

 
— high percentage of deaf in a supermarket chain

In Ukraine, people shop for food and goods at
Auchan, an European supermarket chain, which
serves 15 European nations. In Ukraine only,
the Auchan chain employs 3,800 people. 200
of these employees are deaf – in other words
five percent of Auchan Ukraine employees are
deaf. Could we go into Safeway, just an example,
and find that many deaf employees in one location?
No, but in Ukraine, yes! They do everything
that hearing employees do – cashiers, auditors,
inspectors, stockers, etc. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/auchan-ukraine-hires-the-deaf/

 

— ideal job for the deaf

Sai Prasad, not deaf, is employed by Deloitte,
which is the world’s leading management
consulting firm. Fortune 500 companies
listen to advice from Deloitte consultants.
Anyway, Sai worked on a special project
on ways the deaf and the disabled can be
employed. He said that traffic officer
is an ideal job for the deaf. They are
not bothered by noise by street traffic!
Deaf traffic officers in New York, London,
Tokyo, Seoul and other crowded cities?
Why not!

 

— a surprise with a Gallaudet graduate

Howard Watson, who passed away and was given
a Dedication honor in DeafDigest was
revealed as a Gallaudet surprise. An oralist
he quickly picked up ASL at Gallaudet and
became quite fluent with it for the rest
of his life. Today’s story in a newspaper
said he was a skilled lipreader. It said
he was a champion lipreader, given
an assignment by Miami Herald, a newspaper,
to read the lips of President John F. Kennedy
at an Orange Bowl football game. Watson
used binoculars to read Kennedy’s lips.
At Gallaudet, Watson never talked about it,
nor did he brag about his lipreading skills!

 

 

 

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

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

11/27/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 28 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 28, 2016

 

— deaf DJ in European nightclubs

John McDevitt, who has been deaf all his life, is
a DJ that has performed at regular nightclubs
in Spain, London, Glasgow, among others. He fell
in love with music as a kid and has learned how
to make use of his hearing aids, vibrations and
computers to make good sounds. He goes
by the name “Def Beatz” and is well known
among followers of music from as far as
California and Argentina. His picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/european-deaf-dj/

 

— ASL not permitted by Dallas Cowboys

this is a facebook posting from few days ago

Last night at a Dallas Cowboys game, my mother, grandmother, and I were
asked to stop using sign language by an usher because a fan found our
language “distracting”. As a hard of hearing person and the daughter and
granddaughter of Deaf people, I am really upset by this. To be clear, this
is an act of discrimination. The language of another culture would never
be deemed “distracting” in any other case, and furthermore, the stadium
should have a better protocol than having an usher ask patrons to stop
using their own language.

The Cowboys have been contacted, but have failed to respond. Please help
us get their attention by sharing. Nobody should ever be silenced because
their language is bothersome to other fans.

 

— a cop forcibly pulling out a deaf driver

A police officer in Fresno, California, stopped
a deaf driver and forcibly pulled him out of
his pick up truck. Police brutality? No.
Police misbehavior? No. Police misconduct?
No! The pick up truck smelled of fire and the
deaf driver wasn’t aware of it. The police
officer saw it and stopped the truck.
After realizing the driver was deaf, he
opened the door and pulled him out. Moments
later, the pick up truck was in flames!
Thank you, Mr. Fresno Police Officer.

 

 

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

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

11/27/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 November 2016

DeafDigest Gold – November 27, 2016

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

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Old Fogey

Unfortunate Hearie

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-unfortunate-hearie/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/describing-dumplings/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/embarrassed-in-kitchen/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/afraid-to-communicate-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-body-language/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— hotel engineer, 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:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

first deaf postcard

http://deafdigest.com/1912-germany-deaf-postal-card/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
reached agreement with a Littleton, Colorado
apartment landlord regarding discrimination against
the would-be deaf renters.

Ontario MPP Ted Arnott, not deaf and representing
Wellington-Halton Hills, is pushing the provincial
government to improve on their services for the deaf.

Concern among deaf Illinois activists is that
the state commission is not doing enough to serve
its deaf residents.

Kim Kyoung-hee is a well known South Korean
singer. During a recent performance, she saw
a deaf fan in the audience, trying to reach
out for an autograph from her. She quickly
responded to him in the limited South Korean
sign language that she knew and then gave
him what he wanted – an autograph!  Can
we imagine Taylor Swift doing the same thing
in USA? Probably not!

A hearing aid battery that depends on human
saliva for recharging? Not exactly sure how
it works but there was a story about a team
of University of Toronto chemists that
is creating this such a battery. They say
it is better than having to purchase new
hearing aid batteries every few weeks!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SOME HEARING PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF THE DEAF
In some offices, there are some hearing people
that are afraid to communicate with the deaf.
They do not want to write notes. Instead they try to
communicate with crazy behavior.
Examples are:

– waving the workpaper left to right back and forth
– pointing at the workpaper without explaining why
– showing the workpaper about 5 feet away from the deaf person
making it hard to read

Is it funny or is it sad?

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/afraid-to-communicate-with-deaf/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DO WE HAVE A DEAF BODY LANGUAGE?
Do we have a Deaf Body Language when these deaf people
try to communicate with the hearing?
Sometimes DeafDigest editor notices a “Deaf Body Language”
in a store or a restaurant or even at Starbucks or anywhere.
It may be a deaf person that DeafDigest editor does not
know. But after watching that person for a minute or two
then it becomes obvious that he is deaf.
Deaf Body Language different from Hearing Body Language?

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

The Holiday seasons are getting busy!  Shopping for gifts, watching shows, enjoying Christmas music, etc.

It is also a stressful season trying to find gifts for loved ones.

This difficulty is multiplied if you are DeafBlind.

A few states have SSP programs to assist DeafBlind individuals with shopping and entertainment.

Many states do not have SSP program and we need to be creative and get people to volunteer.

It is a lot of fun to go out shopping and feel the products and make decisions for gifts for those special in your life.

Sitting behind the computer and reading descriptions of products and ordering online is okay.

Physically going out to shop is better for our health!

Walking is good for us!

Well, December is “Take a DeafBlind person shopping” month!

Go for it!

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

Davis & Elkins – Jack Clifton, SO, tennis

his profile is at:
http://senatornation.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1387

he, unfortunately, cannot represent USA in international
deaf tennis competition for a good reason – he is a
British citizen!

How good is he? In singles, he is the team’s #3 player
and in doubles, is with the #2 team.

Overall, during the recently completed 2016 fall
season, he compiled a 0-1 record in singles and
0-1 record in doubles.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

For Deaf Tennis Player, Sound Is No Barrier

Lee Duck-hee, 18, of South Korea, is ranked 143rd in the world
in a sport in which hearing the ball is considered crucial.

Lee is exceptional among professionals, too. He is deaf, and no deaf
player in the sport’s history has reached these heights. In tennis,
simply seeing the ball is believed to be insufficient. Hearing the ball,
top players say, enables faster reactions — a crucial advantage in a
sport where powerful serves and groundstrokes mean that every tiny
fraction of a second matters.

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— three deaf magical wrestling seasons http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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

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

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DeafDigest – 27 November 2016

DeafDigest Blue – November 27, 2016

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

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at no cost to you

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-employee-refused-to-train/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fired-and-apology/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/mediation/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ex-oralist/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

What is the sign both women are trying to show?

http://deafdigest.com/preserving-hawaiian-sign-language/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Airlines’ attitude towards the deaf is what makes
some of them caption their movies on international flights and for some of them not to caption their
movies on international flights. They know that
FCC cannot touch them as long as flights are
not over the American landmass. This was the
issue raised in an editorial.

Replacing bad cochlear ears with newly grown cochlear
ears to help patients preserve their hearing? This
is what a group of British researchers are saying
that can be done within the next five to ten years.
Something new or just same old story with these same
old promises? Do not know.

CSUN is a huge campus, nearly 355 acres. CSUN also
has about 200-225 deaf students. How many TTY
machines (however, obsolete) are located on the
campus that deaf students can use in case of
emergencies? Just four!

The US  Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
ruled that Cochlear Australia infringed on the
copyright claims of the Alfred E. Mann Foundation
with respect to CI designs. The Federal District Court for the Central District of California
with respect to awarding of damages. Won’t
be surprised if Cochlear goes to the Supreme
Court.

A deaf Floridian has filed a lawsuit against the
state over their refusal to allow him to take
truck driving tests in order to obtain truck
driving license. He said he already has a job
lined up – on one condition – that he gets his
truck driving license. State says no.

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DISAGREEMENT WITH A SCHOOL DISTRICT
Many parents of deaf children have disagreements
with the school district.
An example would be that the parents want to send the
deaf child to a residential school but the district
wants the deaf child to go to a mainstreamed program.
If you live in Virginia, you may be lucky. The
state Department of Education has mediation services.
The parent and the district can go to mediation
and hopefully solve this disagreement issue.
Does your home state have it? Maybe you may need
to find out.

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

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Lip reading tale

A deaf man and a hearing man were having
a casual conversation.

The deaf man thought hearing man said:
Do you like lifer?

Lifer as in liking something for life?

Hearing man actually said:
Do you like liver?

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WHAT IS AN EX-ORALIST?

is it a person that graduated from oral school but finally learned
ASL at Gallaudet or NTID?

or

is it a person that always hid his signs at the oral school
that he graduated from?

You decide!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People have to be careful not to look at realtime captioners as if they are machines or robots of some sort.  Occasionally a CART captioner may be told to sit in a corner of a room so that he or she won’t be in the way. Many of the speakers might turn their backs on the captioner as they are speaking.

What you have to remember is that if the captioner cannot hear or understand what is being said, he or she cannot accurately transcribe what is being said. It is important that the client communicate with the CART captioner about whether the captioner should interrupt in a situation like this.

Some people do not want the CART captioners to interrupt the proceedings. They want CART captioners to just do the best that they can and put in parentheticals like “inaudible” or “indiscernible” if they cannot hear or understand what is being said.  Many CART captioners will not interrupt the proceedings unless they have been instructed to do so in advance by the CART consumer because some CART consumers want the captioner to remain as inconspicuous as possible.

If you are working with a CART captioner and you would like him or her to interrupt more frequently if he or she cannot hear or understand, please make sure you communicate that to the CART captioner.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

There are serious behavioral problems on the
Mackworth Island, which houses the Governor Baxter
School for the Deaf, in Maine, not too far from
Portland.
Serious behavioral problems, yes, but whoa –
it has nothing to do with human beings!
The island is overrun with wild, unruly turkeys,
the source of these behavioral problems. The
state fish and game officials stocked the island
with birds two years ago as part of a conservational
program. This plan backfired since these birds
block the road and deposit their droppings everywhere.
The school officials need to make a decision to
solve this behavioral problem.
And this is not a new problem. Way back in the
late eighties the island was overrun with menacing,
wild dogs!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest has mentioned Mojo Mathers of New Zealand
who is hoping to become the nation’s first deaf elected
MP. Present polling trends have been favorable to her
Greens political party. If her party gets at least
12 percent of vote, then Mathers gets in as the new MP.

editor’s note:

she continues as the MP

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DeafDigest – 25 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 25, 2016

 

— a hard-working deaf farmer

Few days ago an obituary was published in a
Saskatechewan newspaper, honoring Willie
Hanelt, a deaf farmer in Benson, a tiny
town of 400 people. He worked on the family
farm and did everything that had to be done –
hauling grain, feeding the cattle, doing the
farm recordkeeping, identifying the better bulls
at auctions, maintaining the garden surrounding
the family home, etc. Whatever had to be done,
he would do it. When he was young, he had a
choice – between attending a school for the
deaf or staying home as a family farmer. He
chose farming, and never regretting it.
He is a Deaf Success story in Canada,
though not too many deaf people outside
of Saskatechewan knew about. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hard-working-deaf-farmer/

 

— deaf woman teaching hearing women to protect themselves

Zaineb Abdulla, who is deaf and a resident of Chicago,
looks weak – just over five feet tall and weighing
just over 100 pounds. Yet she teaches hearing Muslim
women how to protect themselves when they’re out in
the public. She teaches them defensive moves in case
they’re physically threatened. She is an officer
with the Deaf Planet Soul, a social service agency
that empowers the deaf to fight for their rights.
Yet it is hearing women that come to her!

 

— a cruel Kansas power utility company

Is Kansas City Power and Light Company
cruel? This company turned off power at the
house where a seriously ill deaf child lived.
She depends on electricity to keep her
support systems running. Her condition
was so bad that a local hospital told the
power company not to shut off electricity.
The power company ignored the request
and still shut off the power. It made
the local news. Fortunately for the
deaf child, an anonymous person came
forward and paid the outstanding
electrical bill. The family was too
impoverished to be able to keep up with
the payments.

 

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

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

11/20/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 24 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 24, 2016

 

— many deaf monks

Monks follow a way of life, much different from
everyone else. Many monks take a vow of silence,
never using their voice at all for the rest of
their lives. It is interesting to see a big
story in today’s media that many monks were
deaf – from way back to Year 700! A group
of archaeologists dug up buried skulls,
and learned that many of these monks
were deaf! Years ago deaf people were not
taught how to talk – any connection
with deaf monks never using their voice?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/ancient-monks/

 

— interpreter license, important or not important

There was a hot discussion among interpreters, both
deaf and hearing, in a midwestern state, that
interpreting certification is not important,
and that it should not be part of state licensing
laws! What does DeafDigest editor feel about it?
Yes, interpreters must get certificates, but
is concerned that fees needed to get such
certificates are too expensive.

 

— lipreading war: professional lipreader vs computer

Who will win the lipreading war? The professional
lipreader or the computer? Google owns a company
named DeepMind. This company worked with
engineers from University of Oxford to develop
a lipreading computer. Who won? It was said
that the computer was successful 47 percent of
the time whereas a professional lipreader
was successful 13 percent of the time. Are
we going to always carry our computer everytime
we meet a hearing person who wants to talk to us?

 

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

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

11/20/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 23, 2016

 

— finally a real deaf stamp

We have many, many stamps that honor deaf individuals
– but they were honored for helping the hearing, not
helping the deaf. We have deaf individuals, noted for
helping the deaf, that deserve stamps of their own,
but the Postal Service paid it no attention. Finally,
this Postal Service has come up with a new deaf stamp,
honoring Robert Panara, the long time professor at
Gallaudet and at NTID. He is being noted for his
contributions to Deaf Culture. Hopefully it paves the
way for outstanding deaf individuals (Mac Norwood,
who pushed hard for TV and movies captions; Boyce
Williams, who pushed hard for a long list of deaf
social and educational services and Frederick C.
Schreiber, who pushed hard for first class Deaf
Citizenship rights).

A picture of Panara is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-stamp-for-helping-the-deaf/

 

— deaf landmark for sale

The Volta Place, in Washington, DC, is for sale.
Cost as listed by the realtor is nearly $2.4 million.
It was the home of the Alexander Graham Bell
Association for the Deaf (AgBell). It was
a landmark for people that strongly believed in
Oral Education of the Deaf. DeafDigest editor,
who uses ASL, was invited to attend a social
event at the AgBell building few years ago.
The social event was packed with people that
used either – oral and ASL! Everyone was
welcome regardless of their choice of language.

 

— perfect person not deaf

India has an interesting attitude. If a deaf person
has no hearing aid, has no CI and speaks perfectly
he is not deaf – in the eyes of many hearing
people of India! This attitude prevents these
deaf people from getting services they need
because of their deafness. The Right with
Disabilities Bill, now in legislative session,
is trying to change it all that.

 

 

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

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

11/20/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 22 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 22, 2016

— green logo for the deaf

There is a logo with a green color that is for
the deaf. Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/green-logo-for-deaf/

 

— cheering at the 42,000-seat stadium

In Turkey, the most popular pro soccer team is
Besiktas, which plays at the 42,000-seat
stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. This Turkish club
has a big game coming up against a team from
Portugal. To make this big game special for
the fans, the Besiktas club management
has asked their fans to cheer – not in voice,
but with hands! They wanted the deaf to
be respected by hand-cheering, not voice-
cheering! It is impossible to tell Dallas
Cowboys fans to cheer with their hands!
It is different in Turkey.

 

— one of the world’s most tense operations

There was a newspaper story about an operation
that leaves everyone tense – the parents, the
doctors and the patients. It is the CI
operation. No one knows what will happen
after the operation. Will the patient be
able to hear clearly? Will the patient just
hear only whistles and beeps? Will there be
infections inside the ear? Will the CI
malfunction? Was selecting a CI over a
hearing aid the right choice?

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— relay operators that switch in middle of conversation
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/20/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 21, 2016

— world’s most interesting deaf club

Deaf social clubs in USA face challenges. Membership
is dwindling. Attendance is down. Fund raising
gets more creative, and so on. Yet, the deaf
club in St. Paul, MN – the Charles Thompson
Memorial Hall continues to overcome such challenges
and still thrives as one of the world’s oldest
deaf clubs. This club has been mentioned in a
great newspaper write up. This club is interesting
beause funds to set up this such an establishment
was bestowed by a deaf man Charles Thompson
100 years ago. And the club building is listed in
the National Register of Historic Places. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-club-scene/

 

— Rhodes with a deaf connection

A new list of Rhodes scholars was announced
recently. We have had a past Rhodes scholar
that was deaf, though no deaf scholar
was selected this year. One of the new
Rhodes scholars has a deaf connection.
Joshua Pickar, not deaf, worked to obtain
American citizenship for a deaf man from
Honduras.

 

— happy or unhappy with a deaf ad

From time to time we see deaf characters in a TV
commercial. Some ads are great. Some are not
so great. The most recent ad from HP
(Hewlett-Packard) was so bad that it got
deaf people angry, saying it is insulting
and sort of looks down on the deaf as a
disabled group to be pitied by the public.
Keep in mind there are many bad hearing ads
that look down on hearing people!

 

 

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

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

11/20/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 November 2016

DeafDigest Gold – November 20, 2016

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Old Fogey

Quicksand

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-quicksand-2/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/note-for-illiterate-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/kitchen-timers/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/describing-dumplings/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/embarrassed-in-kitchen/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf delegate to state legislative body, never lost re-election
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-bicycle-taxi/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The buzz right now among American hoteliers
is – do not ignore ADA regulations re deaf
hotel guests. A magazine that caters to hotel professionals stressed this fact.

Apple has posted up a new web site, proclaiming
themselves as very deaf-friendly.

RIT has added three people to its Board of
Trustees. One of them is a local dentist who
is deaf.

Gallaudet has set up a crisis text line to
help deaf individuals seriously in need of
counseling.

Newport Beach (CA) city hall has set up
virtual interpreting device to allow deaf
people with their communication needs with
the city officials.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ORDERING CHINESE DUMPLINGS
A deaf person ordered Chinese dumplings
at a restaurant.
The dumplings were served by the waiter,
who immediately left the table.
A group of hearing people at the next
table ordered the same thing. The
waiter served these dumplings and
pointed his finger to each dumpling,
explaining what it is – pork dumpling,
chicken dumpling, cheese dumpling,
beef dumpling, etc.
The waiter did not want to explain
to the deaf person. Discrimination?

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

MOST EMBARRASSING THING IN KITCHEN
For the deaf person that cooks his meals
in his home kitchen, there is a most
embarrassing thing.
It is when there is overheating and
the deaf person did not know that the
fire alarm went off – and the neighbors
come to the door!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Reading receipts from my purchases is getting tough!  Ink on receipts
doesn’t  last long before it fades out!

The other day I was working installing a new computer for a DeafBlind
consumer.  I needed a different cable.

I had to go to Best Buy to purchase the needed cable.

The cashier asked if I want a receipt printed or emailed.

Email it is!  That is very handy and I can read it on my computer!

It is also handy for me to attach the receipt to get reimbursed from my
contractor.

More stores are doing this which is neat and accessible.

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:

LSU swimmer breaking deaf swimming record

https://swimswam.com/matthew-klotz-breaks-deaf-american-record-50-yard-free/

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

deaf equestrian
http://www.malibutimes.com/sports/article_20482f3a-9bb9-11e6-ae8b-a39563e106b7.html

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Thoroughbred horses – deaf owner
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafDigest – 21 November 2016

DeafDigest Blue – November 20, 2016

Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sad-prison-story/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/pound-not-piece/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-employee-refused-to-train/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fired-and-apology/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
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Dedication:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Howard
Watson, a southern Florida resident that
departed us. After graduating from Gallaudet
he embarked on a long career in the vocational
rehabilitation field. He also found time from
his busy work to serve as president of the
Optimist Club of Miami Lakes Deaf, as well
as helping out the local deaf softball team
as statistician. He had a great sense of
humor and often laughed with his many
deaf friends.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to
Myron Goldman that departed us. He
was a long time accountant in the
Los Angeles area before retiring and
relocating to Las Vegas. He practically
saved the 1985 Deaflympics that took
place in Los Angeles, stepping in as
a replacement chairperson, in the middle
of these athletic events. The organizing committee was beset with too many administrative problems and needed a
quick replacement. In Las Vegas he
established the Deaf Silver Knights,
raising money for deaf local causes.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Vault Keepers, in Atulyakala, India,
has been encouraging the deaf artists
and designers with their work, for
public exhibition.

Kenneth DeHaan, ASL teacher at ASL
professor at University of Pittsburgh,
has filed a lawsuit against the
SouthSide Works movie theater. Same
reason as with many other lawsuits –
no captions.

Louisiana School for the Deaf has been
working with the Louisiana State Police
on best ways to train local police
officers on how to deal with the deaf
during traffic stops.

The Mina Restaurant in Beijing
was written up in a newspaper.
All of the waiters in that
restaurant are deaf.

Passengers that bring “fake-hearing
ear” dogs on airplanes, have become
a problem with a number of airlines.

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
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(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

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are deaf

more information:
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to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING EMPLOYEE FEELS THREATENED BY DEAF EMPLOYEE
A deaf man was hired by a big company. He was
supposed to be trained by a hearing employee.
The hearing employee was scared that the
deaf person would learn fast and become a better
employee than him.
As a result the hearing employee refused to
train the deaf employee for six months. The
boss warned the hearing employee many times.
But the hearing employee still refused. The
boss got angry and threatened to fire the
hearing employee.
The hearing employee gave up and finally
trained the deaf employee. It was the reason
why deaf employee did nothing in his office
for six months until hearing employee finally
trained him!

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

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Lip reading tale

Deaf man and hearing man were talking about
sports.

The deaf man thought hearing man said:
Jack Peterson is very good player with the Dodgers

The hearming man actually said:
Joc Pederson is a very good player with the Dodgers

editor’s note:
Joc Pederson is the actual name of that player
that play for the Dodgers. It is not a made-up
name

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

REPEATED DEAF ANGER
A deaf person went to the Dunkin’ Donut drive in
to order donuts and coffee. The employee refused to
serve her.
The deaf person complained about discrimination.
The hearing employee was fired and Dunkin’ Donuts
apologized to the deaf person.
This should be enough – but this deaf person
continues to complain and complain.
This is not fair to Dunkin’ Donuts.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fired-and-apology/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

This week our nation will celebrate a holiday when we can slow down and reflect on the many blessings we have in our lives.

As a profession, court reporters and realtime captioners have much to be grateful for. They have skills and talents that are necessary to record and communicate important messages in our fast-paced world.

I personally am very thankful for the hard work of the realtime captioners who bring us newscasts, sporting events, and other live broadcasts. Much of their work must be done when others of us choose to spend time with our families and friends.

Most sporting events take place on the weekends, and newscasts are often during dinnertime or at bedtime for many of us. There are live events that must be captioned on holidays. When a disaster strikes or an emergency takes place, captioners must be there at all hours of the day and night.
Thank you to all of you who have worked hard over the years to bring access via captioning and CART to people across America.

For all of you who read steno, may I take this opportunity to say:
HAP/PEU/THA*PBGS/TKPWEUFG

For those of you who do not read steno, Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The FCC headquarters hosted a E911 Disability
Access Summit this week. Everyone was there
(relay providers, TTY manufacturers, national
and state leaders, etc).
Addressed were the accessibility needs of the
deaf, the hard of hearing, the Deaf-Blind and
speech impaired.
The goal is equal access for all on these
internet, video and wireless venues.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Did the FCC emergency broadcast warning test of last
week perform well? According to a deaf resident of
Houston, TX, there was an ASL interpreter on the
TV screen. That interpreter, however, was pictured
“half on the screen, half off the screen”!

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DeafDigest – 19 November 2016

REPEATED DEAF ANGER
A deaf person went to the Dunkin’ Donut drive in
to order donuts and coffee. The employee refused to
serve her.
The deaf person complained about discrimination.
The hearing employee was fired and Dunkin’ Donuts
apologized to the deaf person.
This should be enough – but this deaf person
continues to complain and complain.
This is not fair to Dunkin’ Donuts.

DeafDigest – 19 November 2016

HEARING EMPLOYEE FEELS THREATENED BY DEAF EMPLOYEE
A deaf man was hired by a big company. He was
supposed to be trained by a hearing employee.
The hearing employee was scared that the
deaf person would learn fast and become a better
employee than him.
As a result the hearing employee refused to
train the deaf employee for six months. The
boss warned the hearing employee many times.
But the hearing employee still refused. The
boss got angry and threatened to fire the
hearing employee.
The hearing employee gave up and finally
trained the deaf employee. It was the reason
why deaf employee did nothing in his office
for six months until hearing employee finally
trained him!

DeafDigest – 18 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 18, 2016

 

— The Big Pepsi irony

We have a Big Pepsi irony. Pepsi has always captioned
the Super Bowl. Thank you, Pepsi – but there are no
captions at the Pepsi Center in Denver. A lawsuit
has been filed for that reason. Basketball, hockey
and soccer fans are frustrated with no captions.
See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/pepsi-center-funny-captions/

 

 

— fired for showing concerns about the deaf

past Nampa (Idaho) Deputy Fire Chief Doug Strosnider
was fired from his job in 2014. He filed a lawsuit
against the city over this wrongful firing. He claims
that one of the reasons he was fired was because
he inspected an apartment building, and was told
by the landlord that deaf people were not allowed
to live in these apartments. He made a big issue
out of it and it cost him his job. Settlement
has been reached in that case.

 

— to stay or to move out

Many deaf people are frustrated while living in
small towns. Reason is that services and
opportunities for them are limited. Many of
them stay because of strong network of family
and friends, even giving up opportunities that
bigger cities offer. Is there a perfect solution?
No. Each deaf person has to make own decision on
what is best for himself.

 

 

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

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

11/13/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

DeafDigest – 17 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 17, 2016

 
— The “Deaf Disease” fear

Today, one of these blogs said that a high school
wrestler, entered into a state tournament last
year, did not want to face a deaf wrestler. He
would rather forfeit the match to avoid that
deaf wrestler. Is the hearing wrestler afraid
of catching the “Deaf Disease” and becoming deaf?
Don’t know if he actually forfeited or had
to swallow his fears and to wrestle against
the deaf wrestler? See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/catching-deaf-disease/

 

— McDonald’s Left and McDonald’s Right

Few weeks ago DeafDigest mentioned that
a deaf man applied for a job at McDonald’s
in Missouri but was refused an interview
because of his deafness. It was just
learned that this deaf applicant worked
at a different McDonald’s before
applying for a job at another McDonald’s.
Basically he was looking for a job transfer
but McDonald’s did not know what their left
was from their right and immediately told
the deaf man – no interview, sorry!

 

— Noise-meter App for the Deaf

Some noises are safe (music as an example). Some
noises are dangerous (explosions, sirens and
gun shots). A deaf Ukrainian engineer has come up
with a new app that warns the deaf if the noise
is safe or is dangerous. He is hoping this app
will be installed in all Deaf Devices.

 

 

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

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

11/13/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 16 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 16, 2016

 

— Gallaudet University, Year 2100

What will Gallaudet University look like – in Year 2100?
Look at:

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-of-tomorrow/

 

— reason Quebec says no to Deaf Uber drivers

We have deaf Uber drivers all over USA, and
even in Canada – except Quebec. Why not? Quebec
says Uber (and taxi drivers) must be able to
communicate fast with passengers, and if
passengers whisper, must catch it fast.
An example is – passenger quickly telling
the driver – “oops, sorry, please make a
quick left turn now.” Good reason? No,
because hearing passengers quickly tell
hearing Uber drivers to make quick
left turn now, and the hearing drivers
will still miss it!

 

— famous actress forces TV producers to hire interpreter

Some deaf people have famous relatives that are
TV and musical performers. And when these performers
invite the deaf to their shows, they often do not
realize interpreters and captions are needed.
These deaf people accept the invitations and
are stuck, being bored for few hours for that reason.
Well, Yuki Saito, a famous performer in Japan,
had a deaf grandfather. She invited him to come to
watch her perform – and made sure an interpreter
was provided, without being asked by the
grandfather! Performers never think about it, but she did.

 

 

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

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

11/13/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 15 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 15, 2016

 

— Lyft knows deaf don’t like thick hearing mustaches

Deaf people don’t like thick mustaches for one
reason; it often hides the lips, preventing the
deaf from trying to lipread! Anyway, maybe
Lyft is taking the hint – removing the big
mustache symbol in front of their cars,
and replacing it with a deaf-friendly
read-out displays. On the back of the
displays are greetings or responses
from hearing Lyft drivers for the benefit
of deaf passengers. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-more-thick-mustache/

 

— four-language relay service

A relay service that communicates in four
different languages – English plus Chinese
Korean and Japanese! Not in USA, but in
Japan. The Western Japan JR Bus operates
this 4-language relay service. But it is
not a telephone relay service, but a
bus company relay service that wishes to
communicate with bus customers. It also
handles sign language telephone calls.

 

— more on the deaf-owned business directory

Yesterday’s DeafDigest mentioned a deaf-owned
business directory being planned in Great
Britain. A clarification – a national deaf
relay provider posted a long list of deaf-owned
businesses on a web site. For some reason
we do not know why, this web posting was
removed. Also about 20 years ago a group
of deaf leaders planned this type of
directory but never got it off the ground.
Reason was inability to get funding.

 

 

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

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

11/13/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 14, 2016

 

— illiterate police officer

A deaf man in Burlington, Ontario was arrested
on suspicion of theft. The deaf man was without
an interpreter and was puzzled why was he
arrested. He asked the police officer to please
write down on a notepad explaining the reason
for the arrest. Instead the police officer
physically roughed him up. Much to the
embarrassment of the city police department,
someone took a video of the brutal beating
and posted it on social media. When
illiterate people are confronted with a
notepad and a pen, they often behave very
badly. So, was the police officer
illiterate? A picture is at:

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

 

— cost for a single-screen movie theater

All movie theaters must provide captions, no
matter if it is a big theater, with many screens,
or a small theater with just one screen in
a small town. For captioning equipment
for that small single-screen theater, the
cost, as estimated by Justice Department,
is just over $3,000. Some small theaters
can afford it, some can’t and could be
forced to get out of the movie business!

 

— directory of deaf-owned businesses

A new directory of deaf-owned businesses is
coming up. There was an announcement about it
few days ago. Unfortunately it is not in USA,
but in Great Britain. Why not USA? There were
several past attempts to come up with a list of
American deaf owned businesses. These attempts
were not successful.

 

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

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

11/13/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 13 November 2016

DeafDigest Gold – November 13, 2016

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

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Deaf/HOH Difference

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-deafhoh-difference/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/captioners-for-deaf-homework/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-problem-in-camp/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/note-for-illiterate-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/kitchen-timers/

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

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http://deafdigest.com/deaf-turf-war/

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Top stories about the deaf:

“Adventures Around the World” which is a group of
pictures taken by deaf photographer Jose Saldana
have been shown at the NTID Art Center.

A bill has been introduced in the Parliament in
Ireland that would require web sites to be
deaf-friendly.

There is a complaint in Australia that prison
officers do not check to see if new inmates
are deaf or not.

The officials at the Philippine Embassy in
Washington, DC said that deaf people have
full citizenship rights in their nation.

During the presidential election, the
Justice Department monitored the voting
sites in seven Connecticut cities to
make sure the voting machines were
deaf-friendly.

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HOW MANY TIMES IT HAS HAPPENED
How many times it has happened that you write
a note for a hearing person to read – and the
hearing person acts strange.
You then realize the hearing person is
illiterate!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/note-for-illiterate-person/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

LOUD TIMERS IN KITCHEN
In restaurant kitchens, hearing chefs use loud
clock timers to tell them that dishes on the stove
and oven are ready to be taken out and served.
When these restaurants hire deaf chefs, there
are no big, visible, alerting timers to tell
the food is finished with cooking.
Why?

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

At the recent election, many of us who are DeafBlind voted.

There were several different methods to vote which are intended
to improve accessibility.

People can vote by absentee, vote early, some have call in
systems or you can vote on election day.

Not voting is an option but probably not the best one.

Accessibility for us DeafBlind is still not good.

SSP service is not recognized by the Department of Justice!

However, one DeafBlind guy, called his city and requested an
“SASL Reader”.

The city had to figure out how to get him the service he needed
to read the ballots.

It turns out the city hired an ASL interpreter and he was able
to vote!

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

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Grace – Lauren Godfrey – SO, women’s basketball

her profile is at:
http://gclancers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1281&path=wbball

she has played all seven of her team’s games so far
this season, but starting none – averaging 14.0
minutes per game as part of the team’s regular
rotation of top subs coming off the bench. Has
been averaging 2.1 points per game

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

case for Dummy Hoy in hall of fame

Baseball Great Should be in the Hall of Fame
http://www.rocklintoday.com/news/templates/community_news.asp?articleid=15913&zoneid=4

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— football, low deaf participation
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/deaf-sports-collections/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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DeafDigest – 13 November 2016

DeafDigest Blue – November 13, 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-arguing-about-meeting-seats/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-research/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/sad-prison-story/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/pound-not-piece/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— some theaters object to interpreters http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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Top stories about the deaf:

There was a story about artificial intelligence
helping the deaf to hear. DeafDigest wonders if
they’re replacing “cochlear implant” with
“artificial intelligence”?

Big British retailer Sainsbury is teaching all
employees on how to communicate with the deaf.
A training film was shown for this purpose.

Hearing students at Sylvan Elementary School (North
Carolina) have been learning sign language to communicate
with the school’s only deaf student – to make him feel
at home.

The latest Social Justice Conference, hosted by CSUN,
will be focusing on Experiences of Deaf Individuals.

The thinking among some retired CIA operatives, according
to a newspaper story, is that while all of them may
not have deaf contacts, they feel they can establish
a high tech firm that will develop devices to help
the deaf to hear!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A SAD DEAF PRISON STORY
In a midwest city, a deaf ooach of a
deaf basketball club could not find enough
players to have a team. He gave up.
Reason? Few of his best players were
in prison!
Very sad.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/sad-prison-story/

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Lip reading tale

A deaf man and a hearing man were having a
regular conversation at a zoo.

The deaf man thought hearing man said:
Lets’ see Ape

The hearing man actually said:
Lets’ see Abe

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ONE POUND OR ONE PIECE
A deaf man went to a butcher shop and
ordered one pound of Italian sausage.
He pointed “one” with his finger and
mouthed the words – one pound.
The clerk just gave him one piece.
The deaf person said “one pound, not
one piece”.
The hearing clerk just nodded and
smiled!
Did the clerk freeze up, and was
smiling to cover it up?

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/pound-not-piece/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Captioning and CART technology is changing at a rapid pace. Because we as a society have developed so many ways of communicating, the methods of providing access must also change.

Television captioning was the standard way people viewed media for many years, but now we have the Internet, smartphones, and the ability to bring laptop and tablet computers almost everywhere we go.

For a realtime captioner, keeping up with technology can be a daunting task. We used to hear that you should upgrade your computer every two years. Now you must upgrade your services frequently to fit the needs of your consumers.

Some students request a wireless connection in a classroom. Can you provide that? Some companies require that you use certain software to stream over the Internet. Can you do that?  Videotapes have been replaced with many other formats. Can your encoder insert captions in other formats? Your customer wants access wherever he travels. Can you send the captions to his smartphone?

Keeping up with technological advances may be a challenge for some people because it can be costly and time consuming, but it can also be very rewarding. Watching someone read the captions on his or her smartphone for the first time and seeing the look of excitement and joy can make all the hard work seem worth it.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

What does DeafDigest feel about Sen. John McCain’s
resignation from the Gallaudet Board of Trustees?
For one thing, he rarely attended the board
meetings. And another thing, instead of using his
political powers to broker a peaceful solution to
the presidential selection dispute, he chose to
stay away and to remain silent. He spoke up only after
the board voted to terminate the presidential-
designate appointment.
Apparently he was more concerned with his chances
in the 2008 presidential elections than to worry
about Gallaudet’s needs. Keep in mind he is from
Arizona, a state with an interlinking network of
cooperating regional programs for the deaf and two
anchor-based state schools for the deaf in Tucson and
Phoenix.
His biggest mistake was not to get fully involved
while on the Board of Trustees. A huge shame!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

An article re CI said that the best CI candidates are:

* those without hair cells in the inner ear
* those that have been recently late-deafened
* those with good speech and English skills
* those that are willing to trained to learn new skills
* those not afraid of anesthesia and surgery
* those that want to function in hearing world
* those that are realistic about CI’s limitations

Bottom line – people who want CI may not necessarily be
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DeafDigest – 11 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 11, 2016

— two years is too long

The Department of Justice told banks and retailers
they have two years to convert their deaf-unfriendly
web sites to deaf-friendly web sites. Why two
years? Why not now – since it really does not take
that too long to improve these web sites? A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/two-years-is-too-long/

 

— never OK to mock ASL

From time to time we have read stories of hearing
comedians either making fun of ASL or of ASL interpreters.
Funny or not funny? It is never funny – and it is sad
that comedians crave audience laughter by making fun
of something.

 

— unhappy deaf chefs

We have many deaf people working in the restaurant
kitchens (chefs, line chefs, short order cooks, etc).
Many are happy with their jobs – but we also have
many others not happy with their jobs. They are
required to work on Saturday nights, and it cuts
down on their social life. This is what one former
chef told DeafDigest editor, that he hated working
Saturday nights, missing out on the social life!

 

 

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

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

11/06/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 10 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 10, 2016

 

— two major movie chains lied, saying caption devices are fine

A deaf couple wanted to watch captions at a movie
theater. They went to two movie theaters (Regal and AMC)
and found out that the captioning devices were broken.
They confronted the theater managers. They told them
the same thing – there isn’t a problem.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/angry-deaf-person/

 

— a deaf-friendly store frustration

Deaf friends tell you that a certain store
is very deaf-friendly. You get excited and
come to the store to buy something. And
you leave the store frustrated. Reason is
that a hearing employee, fluent in ASL,
quit his job to take a new job elsewhere.
The other hearing employees in the store do
not know how to deal with the deaf!

 

— a deaf-friendly college stops ASL classes

ASL classes at Napa Valley College, a California
community college) is popular. Over 150 students
took the classes as part of their foreign langauge
requirement. Yet the administration has stopped
offering the classes, at least temporarily. It
is because almost all of the students do not
either become interpreters or teachers of the
deaf or professionals that work with the deaf!
The college is trying to figure out a way to
lead these students into these deaf-related
professions.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Pepsi listens to its deaf employees
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/06/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 09 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 9, 2016

 

— hearing device or deaf device

This device was common everywhere many years ago
but no more. What was that device? Look at:

http://deafdigest.com/hearing-device-or-deaf-device/

 

— Monkey Kings fighting in a Chinese city

In Chengdu, a big Chinese city of nearly 10,500,000
people, a main street attraction is Monkey Kings,
these characters that perform on the streets for
money. All of these Monkey Kings are deaf and
they were fighting each other. The crowd looked
at them and thought it was fake fighting. But
when police arrived they knew it was real fighting.
Police broke it up and arrested all of them.
The interpreter told the police it was a turf
war that they were fighting for. They had to pay
a fine, and had to promise they cannot fight
again!

 

— lipreading with nearly 94 percent accuracy

Could words be lipread with an accuracy rate of
nearly 94 percent? A team of researchers at
University of Oxford Computer Science Department
(Great Britain) said they worked on a computerized
lipreading machine that catches words with that
high rate of accuracy! Does DeafDigest believe it?
No – because there are accents, accents and
accents that can mess up the machine reading.

 

 

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

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

11/06/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 08 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 8, 2016

 

— short life of a deaf device invented by a deaf inventor

Thomas A. Edison, who was deaf, developed a one-man movie
machine, called the kinetoscope. It was made available
to the public in 1895. While the moving pictures came
with sounds, deaf people could follow the action easily.
It was very popular at the beginning but faded away –
not because of silent movies, but because there were no
spare parts to fix the broken machines! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/popular-deaf-entertainment-center/

 

— hearing hate having deaf employees

True or not true that hearing people hate having deaf
employees? Getinet Haile, a British professor
of industrial economics at Nottingham University,
wrote a paper saying that hearing people hate their
jobs because deaf employees are around! Does
DeafDigest editor believe Getinet Haile? No!

 

— a puzzling reason for free hearing aids

In India, 6,000 hearing aids were distributed
free in one day. Why? The India Ministry of
Social Justice and Empowerment wanted to break
a record in the Guinness Book of World Records
on most free hearing aids distributed in one day.
It is puzzling because a deaf person must be
fitted with the right hearing aid, and he
may not like using the wrong hearing aid!
It is like wearing a wrong eyeglasses.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— shop talk we hate
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/06/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

DeafDigest – 07 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 7, 2016

 
— a picture we hate

Deaf people hate this picture, that was taken
in 1927. Please click on the link to understand
why this picture was hated:

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

 

— a Deaf Red Seal

In Canada, to be a Red Seal means the person is one of
the best in his vocational skills. This also means the
Red Seal person can work anywhere in Canada without
having to re-take the provincial vocational exams
again to get license. Jonathon Anderson, who is
deaf, earned his Red Seal in iron work, the
first deaf person in Canada with this honor.
So far he has worked with steel at a museum
building, a convention center and a college
building.

 

— a dumb request asked of a famous deaf person

Marlee Matlin is one of the best actresses
in the world, either deaf or hearing. It was a
big insult to her – when a filmmaker wanted
to hire her – not to play a movie role, but
to teach a hearing actress to play a deaf role!
It took place about 25 years ago. When asked
about it recently, Jane Campion, the filmmaker
that planned that past “deaf” role, refused
to respond for comment. Why? Very embarrassed
to be reminded about it, probably!

 

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

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

11/06/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 06 November 2016

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Sky High

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This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

an old profession with high deaf employment

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Top stories about the deaf:

Oklahoma legislators have been slapped with a lawsuit
by an angry deaf constituent. Reason? Failure to
caption the legislative proceedings.

Liberia Association of Deaf has asked the government
to allocate funds from its national budget to help
advance the cause of deaf people.

McDonald’s has learned a $56,000 lesson, the amount
paid a deaf litigant. He applied for a job and
asked for an interpreter in an interview. McDonald’s
said no – and the interview was cancelled.

A DeafDigest subscriber said:
latest update on the iPhone now has a TTY app. You
can make TTY relay calls, and it is great except
for one thing – no VCO. Still, a big step, though!

A deaf person in prison in Oregon, and given no
rights and needs by the warden, has been awarded
$400,000. Surely Oregon will appeal and the
award will be reduced by the judge.

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HOMEWORK FOR DEAF DURING CONVENTION
When people attend conventions, do they do homework
in their hotel rooms?
Normally, no. But every year there is a national
convention of the National Court Reporters Association.
It is an organization of real-time captioners.
Many of them do their “homework” during the
convention week. Their homework is to caption
the TV news programs in their home towns!
For them it is not “play” time during
convention, but “work” time.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
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A BIG PROBLEM AT A DEAF-OWNED CAMP
A deaf man owned his camp that he rented out
to campers and to deaf organizations.
There was a big problem when deaf people
stay at the camp.
The water bill goes up very high! Why?
Because the deaf people cannot hear the toilet
water leaks.
This made the camp owner angry and he stopped
renting the camp to the deaf, only for the
hearing.

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

By the time you read this the clock may have been turned one hour back.

For us who have Usher Syndrome, life gets more frustrating because it gets dark early.

The evening part is most difficult if traveling home after work is done.

Many of us tend to be stuck at home during the dark hours with limited support.

FYI, we lose 2 minutes of daylight per day until the Winter Solstice.

So here is a friendly reminder, check on your friends who have Usher Syndrome.

Thank you

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Deaf-Blind.

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Transylvania – Ed Freeman, JR, swimming

he is sort of an iron man, swimming as many events
as possible because his team only has six other
swimmers!

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

South Korea’s hearing-impaired player Duckhee Lee hits right note on tennis court

http://www.firstpost.com/sports/south-koreas-hearing-impaired-player-duckhee-lee-hits-right-note-on-tennis-court-3078388.html

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Deaf Sports Collections update
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DeafDigest – 06 November 2016

DeafDigest Blue – November 6, 2016

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-about-penny-noise/

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

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

See dedication below

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Gabriel Anthony “Tony” Martin, long time professor
of the deaf programs at Lamar University
(Texas). He departed us at a relatively
young age.

Top stories about the deaf:

India’s Road Transport and Highways Ministry
has told the states to consider giving
drivers’ licenses to deaf drivers. Will
this happen. States have often defied
the national government of India.

In Singapore, Alvan Yap, who is deaf,
is staging research into different
kinds of bias that employers use with
deaf employees. This study is for
an upcoming workshop on encouraging
employers to hire the deaf.

The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed a case it took up earlier this year involving deaf people in Texas who had trouble getting drivers’ licenses. It stemmed over the
refusal of the state to provide interpreters
for the deaf in drivers’ education classes.

A deaf shopkeeper in a British small town
store was physically threatened by an
emotionally-disturbed customer. The
store did not have the item that the
customer wanted. As a result, the
customer lost control of himself.
The court sentenced the customer and
banned him from entering the store for
life.

Turkey may be a violent country, but
the government is trying to do good
to the deaf – by increasing the number
of captions on movies and TV. This
a project that three agencies are
working together.

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
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to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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

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Lip reading tale

A British deaf man, who does not sign and uses lipreading,
was in the court yesterday. For some reason, he did not ask
for an interpreter, and the court did not give him an
interpreter. The judge asked him – “how would you plead to
a charge of assault?”  The deaf man thought the judge said
“how would you plead to a charge of insult?” This went on
back and forth for a long while until this communication
misunderstanding was solved – and the deaf man gave his
plea as not guilty.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The first American patent for a shorthand machine was granted
to Miles Bartholomew in 1879.

He continued to make further improvements to that machine and
received another patent in 1884, but his system never
advanced beyond writing one letter per keystroke.

In 1906, inventor and reporter Ward Stone Ireland developed a
shorthand machine using the concept of producing several
letters and even several words with a single keystroke.¦ He
obtained his first patent in 1910 and produced the first
stenotype machine, but it weighed 54 pounds, so it was
practical to be used only in a fixed location.

He continued to improve his design, and by 1912 he was able
to produce his fourth stenotype machine, which weighed
8-1/4 pounds.

The key to the success of Ireland’s keyboard was that few keys
were used, and he could reduce or eliminate the awkward reaching
for keys. This keyboard design is the one still in use in court
reporting and captioning shorthand machines today.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

What is going on at Gallaudet University right now?
It is understood that the Board of Trustees will meet up
again to deal with transition issues – interim president,
provost (permanent or temporary), setting up a well-
represented Presidential Search Committee and the
disciplining of the 133 arrested students.
Time is running out – I. King Jordan’s last day on
the job as Gallaudet president is December 31st.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Tina Lannin, a deaf British woman, makes her
living as a professional lipreader. She has
been asked to read lips of famous soccer players
on TV, of highly publicized marriages of famous
people. She even admits she can only lipread
with a 30-40 percent accuracy. How much are
professional lipreaders paid? Between $50 to
$150 per hour, depending on supply and demand
and degree of difficulty. And for a full day
of lipreading, it is about $950.00

(money is in terms of conversion from the
British pound to USA dollars)

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DeafDigest – 04 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 4, 2016

 
— deaf student not allowed to hide CI

A deaf student at a high school in Abilene, Texas
is not allowed to hide his CI inside his long
hair. School policy is that students must cut
their hair short. This deaf student does not
want to show his CI and it is the reason for
the long hair. As a result he has gotten
into a lot of trouble with the school
administration. Not giving up he plans to
file an appeal with the school board,
and go from there. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/student-vs-school-hair-policy/

 

— President Nixon could have delayed the captions

In 1969 President Nixon thought PBS was not important
and wanted to cut federal funding for this TV
network. Key Republicans agreed with him. Fortunately
because of fierce opposition in budget hearings,
budget cuts never happened. The first open
captions was shown by PBS in 1972 and the first
closed captions was also shown by PBS a year later
in 1973. PBS was the only one to support captions
as ABC, CBS and NBC all fiercely opposed it.
If PBS was closed down, then captions would have
been delayed until – who knows – maybe 1990’s!

 

— landlord said that apartment not for deaf

An apartment management company in Denver, CO
told a deaf person:

“if you’re deaf, I don’t think this is the place
for you”

As a result, the Denver Metro Fair Housing Center
is taking legal action against the apartment
management. This agency has the voice video
recording of that comment. We shall see what
the agency would do with the apartment management.

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 03 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 3, 2016

 
— delayed Deaf Halloween

Halloween takes place October 31st every year.
But could Halloween be delayed? In the case of
a 12-year old deaf child, it happened. In
a small town in Georgia, this deaf child
missed Halloween – because he was in hospital.
After he got out, complete strangers in this
small town banded together to give him a real
Halloween experience, including the traditional
trick and treating and with these events. See
the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/surprise-halloween-for-deaf-child/

 

— Hollywood diversity is a joke

Hollywood constantly says the movie industry
is diverse – race, gender and gender orientation.
Hollywood forgets one thing – deaf actors and
disabled actors. This was the issue raised by
a Studio-Wide Roundtable on Disability Inclusion
event that took place this week in Beverly Hills.
The theme at this event was:

Give us a chance, please!

 

— another new deaf trucker

DeafDigest is glad to see trucking a fast
growing profession for the deaf. The latest
deaf trucker is Cameron Wright Jr, who is
soon to graduate from a 9-week truck
driving course at Richmond Community
College (NC). His truck-driving classmates
joke that he is ready to be named the
valedictorian only because he knows more
about trucking than them!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— recreation center named after deaf person
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

DeafDigest – 02 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 2, 2016

— state Attorney General happy Supreme Court reject deaf case

A very happy person in Texas is state Attorney General
Ken Paxton. He was angry when a group of deaf filed
a discrimination lawsuit, accusing driving schools of
refusing to provide interpreters. The Supreme Court
agreed with him, and Paxton said the court did the right
thing. Why did the Court dismiss the case? Because
either the deaf moved out of Texas or got drivers’
licenses on their own despite discriminatiion. See
picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/attorney-general-happy-deaf-lost/

 

— web access in hotels could be tricky

The ADA requires hotels to accommodate the deaf on
their lodging needs. One hotel issue may be
tricky – web access. Hotel guests are given
passwords to allow their laptops to access the
web. In many hotels, using the password is easy.
In many other hotels, using the password is
tricky and difficult. If it is difficult, then
it may require a voice phone call to get technical
assistance. For the deaf, it is Catch-22 – how
can the deaf person use the phone call through
the relay if their laptop cannot access the
web because of password problems!

 

— reasons deaf restaurant is struggling

Yesterday’s DeafDigest mentioned SIGNS, an all-deaf
restaurant in Toronto struggling for business.
Why did it struggle? A deaf foodie that lives
in the neigbhorhood said several reasons –
always changing their menus; expensive dishes
that the deaf cannot afford; the oversized
restaurant layout; public tired of the deafness
hype among the waiters. The mission of all
restaurants is just two words – great food,
and in that case, SIGNS came up short. This
is sad because deaf waiters would lose their
jobs if the restaurant eventually closed.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— accidental deaf actor in a Hollywood movie
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

 

DeafDigest – 01 November 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, November 1, 2016

 
— a wi-fi light bulb for the deaf

A deaf relay service is coming up with a new alerting
device – a flashing wi-fi light bulb to tell the deaf user
of their telephone calls. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/wifi-activated-bulb-for-deaf/

 

— shocker! Politician beating up a deaf person

Om Bharadwaj is a leader of the Congress political
party in Ujjain, a city in India of some 515,000
people. Because of a personal dispute, Bharadwaj
and three other people physically attacked a young
deaf man. Police arrived and arrested Bharadwaj.
He has retained an attorney and is trying to
have the police release him with no charges.
The beaten deaf man is undergoing medical
treatments.

 

— sad news for a restaurant

Not too long time ago, people were thrilled
about a new restaurant in Toronto – SIGNS
that has hired an all-deaf staff. Possibly
because of intense competition among
restaurants in Toronto, this restaurant
will close. Last day is November 13, 2016.
The owners, however, are looking very hard
for new investors that will keep the
restaurant open at the last minute.

 

 

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

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

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

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