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Posts published in December 2016

DeafDigest – 30 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 30, 2016

 

— reason for no ADA for deaf in prisons

Many prison wardens know all about ADA, but
do not enforce it (interpreters, captions,
communication devices, etc). Reason is
that they feel deaf prisoners do not
deserve ADA rights because of the crimes
they committed against the society!
This was the issue written up in a
media editorial. Despite many lawsuit
wins, the attitude may not change.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/prisons-ignore-ada/

 

— app to handle deaf-hearing meeting discussions

There are always stories of apps that can capture
deaf-hearing discussions in staff meetings
or even at family reunions. Is it always going
to work? Developers say yes. Well, look at
real time captions, there are always mistakes
(that make us laugh or cry). Now, with
fast-paced group discussions, captions fall
behind and by the time it is caught up,
another hearing person speaks up and so on.
And even worse, we need to match the comment
with the person saying it, and this means
head turning, thus missing more of the
conversation!

 

— the 911 and the internet

In the near future, deaf people, in need of
emergency assistance, will be able to send
videos to the 911 centers, via the internet.
Technology is ready, but the delay is
because of cost and equipment installation
and operator training. Just cannot be done
overnight!

 

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

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

12/25/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 29, 2016

 
— death of a legendary South Carolina hairdresser

Deaf hairdresser Mildred Brown passed away this
week in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She
owned her own hair salon; it was always busy.
In 2001, South Carolina legislature passed a bill
requiring hairdressers to take all tests
to remain licensed. Mildred was unable to pass
the written test. As a result, her business closed.
Hundreds of angry customers stormed the
state office supporting her. The legislators
then revised the laws to allow her to continue.
Back in business, she continued till age 80.

A picture is at:
http://35.182.75.222/deaf-owner-of-hair-salon/

 

— messing up a Deaf Film Festival

An upcoming Deaf Film Festival may possibly
be messed up. It has nothing to do with
these deaf films that were scheduled to
be viewed. Film producers may not attend.
Deaf movie fans may not attend – and it
has nothing to do with international
politics – but to with money inflation.
They may not want to risk saving money
for travel only to find out it is not
enough! This is the problem facing
the organizers of the India International
Deaf Film festival in Bengaluru.

 

— a surprising comment about Frederick, MD

Frederick, MD has a large deaf community,
possibly the largest in USA – per capita
population. Reasons are proximity to
Maryland School for the Deaf, Gallaudet
University and deaf people commuting to
jobs in the Washington, DC area. A
comment in a newspaper was surprising –
that many hearing people know very little
about the deaf, of deafness and of
Deaf Culture and ASL. They may pass by a group
of deaf people at malls and at department
stores but still knowing nothing!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— participating in auctions without interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/25/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 28 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 28, 2016

 

— deaf rally required many different interpreters

In September 600 deaf people from everywhere
in Europe attended the Deaf Rally at the
European Parliament in Belgium. The goal
was to pass a sign language resolution.
How many interpreters were needed, skilled
with different European sign languages,
for that rally? Thirty different sign
language interpreters! This is amazing.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-member-of-european-parliament/

 

— Gallaudet and NTID possibly less noisy than hearing colleges

Are students at Gallaudet and NTID always that
noisy, especially at night – screaming,
foot-kicking the dorm doors, etc. This is what
some hearing undergraduate students have
complained about – these noisy environments.
Think again! There was a story about
noise levels pretty much bad at hearing
colleges – more noisy than Gallaudet and
NTID. Hard to believe!

 

— deaf church in Spain

There are many churches in Spain. A few of these
churches give Mass for the deaf. A newspaper
story said over 20 priests in Spain give the
Mass in sign language.

 

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

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

12/25/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 December 2016

 

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 27, 2016

 

— calm and enjoyment in middle of uncertainity

Do see this picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/sign-language-being-spoken/

 

— a strange way of explaining deafness

A newspaper in New Zealand ran a story
that was titled:

Student to start school with both ears working

It is saying that two new CI’s have made
the student’s ears OK now! The newspaper
did not say that when CI’s are taken out,
then both ears will not work!

 

— ADA, yes or no

Some deaf people think they have ADA rights
all the time, everywhere. ADA is not magic;
government agencies will not enforce ADA –
unless – the deaf person files a complaint.
And most deaf people don’t!

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We want to wish you all a happy Holidays!!

Remember ..if you drink…be careful

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

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

12/25/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 26 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 26, 2016

 

— deaf attraction at a vacation resort

At a vacation resort in Madh Island, off the
shores of Mumbai, a big attraction is a
Christmas Crib. It has been designed and
built by Anthony Estibero. He is deaf
and a long-time resort employee. Every
year at Christmas time, he works on
the crib – where tourists come to watch
in awe. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-built-crib/

 

— a strange technological claim

DeepMind is a British artificial intelligence company.
There was a story about this company working with Oxford
University to develop a lipreading machine that will
help improve movie and TV captions. What does
lipreading have to do with movie/TV captions?

 

— pulling deaf customers into auto dealership

Fox, an auto dealership in Michigan, has a sign
language general manager. He is the one that
signs in these TV commercials. Does it help?
The dealership says nearly ten deaf customers
come in every month to purchase vehicles.
True or a fake claim? Very possibly true!

 

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

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

12/25/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

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We want to wish you all a happy Holidays!!

Remember ..if you drink…be careful

See the video below on:

http://www.healthbridges.info

The HealthBridges Team

DeafDigest – 25 December 2016

DeafDigest Gold – December 25, 2016

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

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We want to wish you all a happy Holidays!!

Remember ..if you drink…be careful

See the video below on:

www.healthbridges.info

The HealthBridges Team

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Old Fogey

Sales Policy

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-sales-policy/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-rude-to-other-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-and-paper/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-come-gesture/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-music-sports/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— artist and war correspondent http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

almost Gallaudet money

http://deafdigest.com/almost-gallaudet-money/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Krishneer Sen, the President of the World Federation of the Deaf Youth of the Oceania Region, said that local
TV news is difficult for the deaf to understand,
saying signed news is better than captioned news.

No one in India recognizes the rights and needs of
the deaf to interpreters. This was the accusation
lodged by TKM Sandeep, the president of Deaf Enabled Foundation.

A former deaf prisoner has filed a discrimination
lawsuit in Washington state, citing seven examples
of his rights being violated – no interpreters,
no telephone access, general prison announcements
not made clear to the deaf, etc. He is seeking
monetary damages and changes to the Washington
prison system.

Deaf-related deductions can be tricky according
to a tax attorney. Cited as an example is claiming
deductions for the deaf that attend special
schools as opposed to attending regular schools.

The Northwest Youth Corps has recognized
sign language inclusion as one of the project
of the year honors.

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EASY GESTURE SOMETIMES IMPOSSIBLE FOR HEARING TO UNDERSTAND
A deaf man and a hearing man come across each other in
the hall.
The deaf man, wanting to be polite, gestured “you come.”
Almost all hearing people understand the “come” gesture, but
always sometimes a hearing person does not understand it.
Even if the deaf person gestured “come” slowly few times,
the hearing person still does not understand.
Why?

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

MUSIC IN SPORTS
Many deaf people love sports – football, basketball,
etc – no matter.
Many hearing people also love sports for another
reason – music! There is a lot of music during sports
events. Hearing people enjoy two things – watching
sports and listening to the music.
We, the deaf, often do not realize it!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Experiencing several episodes of air travel have started to make me wonder.

I seem to notice that I am being screened differently than others.

They scan my fingers and palm with a fancy brush and upload them to a machine.

The machine checks for gun powders or other explosive materials on my hands.

What made me wonder is that it seems to happen to me at each flight!

I know the last trip the machine read that I had recently eaten greasy pizza!

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

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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:

Matt Edwards

freshman

Catawba College (North Carolina)

his profile is at:
http://www.gocatawbaindians.com/profile.asp?playerID=2415

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

deaf soccer player thrown out of big soccer game

‘Pure robbery!’ – The incredible story of the deaf footballer
sent off vs Real Madrid for protesting

Desnica was born deaf. As a result, life was never easy. He was bullied by
other kids at school but the football field offered an escape route. He
could not hear those around him, but he could sense them. Even without
looking, he knew where they were at all times.

full story at:
http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/3266/spanish-football/2016/12/20/30675512/pure-robbery-the-incredible-story-of-the-deaf-footballer

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— past deaf professional roller derby players
http://deafdigestsports.com/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 – 25 December 2016

DeafDigest Blue – December 25, 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/gesturelanguage/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/streetgestures/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-attorneys-and-the-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-and-missing-file/

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

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Are you a member of the Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing loss community in the state of New Jersey and experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol?

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

a deaf basketball player with a big time college
team during the early fifties

http://deafdigest.com/university-of-kentucky-had-a-deaf-player/

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This just in –

George Collins, a former Superintendent of the closed Nebraska School for the Deaf, died unexpectedly of a heart attack. He served during the early eighties,
these years of turmoil which eventually led to
the state closure of the school.

Top stories about the deaf:

The Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
has helped install equipment accommodations at the
State House for deaf visitors.

The FCC has agreed to change from old deaf
technology to better deaf technology with
these wireless devices. This would help
911 centers deal with deaf emergency messages.

Rebecca Adam, a deaf Australian woman, who is
licensed to practice law, said in an interview
that she has never been able to serve as
an attorney. She said anti-deaf discrimination
is pretty much bad in the Australian legal
field.

SIGNS, the all-deaf restaurant in Toronto,
has closed up for good. Restaurant critics
said food was not that great and the restaurant theme kept on changing, perplexing
the patrons.

Deaf leaders of Scotland are hosting a
conference, with the objective of
placing deaf needs on the minds of the parliamentarians.

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

MORE HEARING ATTORNEYS HOPE TO HELP THE DEAF?
Are we seeing more and more hearing attorneys
that hope to help the deaf win lawsuits?
Why? Many attorneys lose hearing business because
of bad economy? Or attorneys think ADA will help them
win lawsuits for the deaf?
This is a good question!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person and a deaf person were talking
about eating at the fast food outlet – Zayby’s

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
I didn’t like the salad

The hearing person actually said:
I didn’t like the zalad

(zalad is the the salad that Zayby’s serve)

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

EVERYONE UPSET ABOUT A LOST FILE
A deaf person works in an office; he is the only
deaf person in the office. No one communicates with him.
One day, an important “file” was missing. Everyone in
the office got upset about it and they ran all over,
looking for that missing file; going through file cabinets;
going through “in and out” mailboxes; going through
piles of paperwork on all desks.
That deaf person happened to have that “missing”
file – but no one in the office asked him about it –
until about two hours later!
Why?

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-and-missing-file/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

With computer-aided transcription (CAT), more and more court
reporters found things that they wrote on their steno machines
that would not translate with the correct spelling when written
phonetically.

New ways of writing had to be developed.

One of the things reporters found they had to change was how
they wrote certain vowel sounds.

What is a reporter to do with the words “pare,” “pair,” and
“pear”?

Before using the computer to translate their notes, most court
reporters wrote them all the same.  Even after using the computer,
many reporters still found it easier to just let the computer
translate it as “pare/pair/pear,” and then pick 1, 2, or 3 when
editing the transcript.

Some reporters found they could write “pair” differently, but
they chose to let the computer translate “pare/pear,” and then
the reporter would choose between those two words when editing
the transcript.

It can still be a challenge for even the best court reporter or
captioner when writing at over 200 words a minute to remember
how to differentiate among these words.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A pop quiz for all of us. Here it goes:

Question:
Who is the largest landowner at the Farmers Market that
sits next to the Gallaudet campus?

Answer:
Gallaudet University is the largest landowner with 3.8
acres; runner up is DC government with 3.0 acres.
Other landowners own smaller parcels on the Farmers
Market complex.

Why is this the issue? Sang Oh Choi, not deaf, despite
owning just 2.5 acres, has grandiose plans to demolish the
Farmers Market and to convert to a 24-acre complex of
condominiums, restaurants, a hotel and a smaller warehouse
sector. He wishes to buy out all remaining landowners.
Gallaudet planning to sell its 3.8 acre plot to Choi?
No, according to a Gallaudet officer that was quoted in
the Washington Times.

editor’s note:

Times have changed. There is Union Market, across
the street from Gallaudet, which is already popular
with Gallaudet people. Also Gallaudet has
partnered with outside entities to change the
face of Gallaudet’s 6th Street campus, plus
parts of the old Farmers’ market.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The European Commission has a new project – to ensure that
the deaf and the disabled Europeans will achieve a barrier-free
quality of life. To achieve this goal, input from the
non-disabled is being sought. The goal is to gather all the
information right up to February 29, 2012 and then to move
on with the information.

editor’s note:

Hope this holds true. Europe is in a state of turmoil for many reasons, including the
Brexit. How and to what extent would it
impact on the lives of Deaf Europeans
remains to be seen!

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DeafDigest – 23 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 23, 2016

 
— trying to revive a dead sign language

Deaf historians know about deaf sign
language used for generations by the
deaf and the hearing at Martha’s Vineyard
in Massachusetts. The sign language used
was not ASL, and this language became
extinct when the last person died in 1950.
There is an effort led by two long-time
residents to revive it. Currently there
are weekly sign language classes at
a local library. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/marthas-vineyard-sign-language/

 

— reason an employer didn’t hire a deaf applicant

A deaf software developer said
her employer refused to hire her. She argued
and won, and got hired for her current job.
During the interview she explained that she
has access to a relay service to communicate
with contractors and fellow employees. This
“killed” the interview and the employer
wouldn’t hire her. The employer was afraid
that confidential information discussed during
the relay call would violate the privacy issues.
She did not file ADA lawsuit, instead, not
giving up and gave strong points about the
relay service. The company changed its
mind and hired her!

 

— Virginia auto dealership cheating the deaf

A deaf man went out and bought a new pickup truck.
The truck cost $45,000. That should be it, but
instead the dealership told him he had to buy a
$6,300 vehicle protection plan and a $3,000
service contract. They told him he had to
sign papers even though he really did
not understand what it was all about.
The family member was upset, feeling he was
cheated. The dealership was confronted,
and rather than to get into a lawsuit,
cancelled the contract and refunded in
full his down payment.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— paradox with two state bus driving laws
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/18/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 22, 2016

 

— cannot find a job so became an owner

Nguyen Thai Thanh could not find a job as a
hairstylist in Vietnam despite his training.
Hair salon owners thought deaf people cannot
become hairstylists. Not giving up, he
opened his own hair styling salon – and
all of his hairstylists are deaf.
Communiations with picky customers?
One regular customer said:

I write down my ideas on what I want my hair
to look like, and Thành offers advice on
styling, and I always like the haircut
he gives me

A picture is at:
http://35.182.75.222/deaf-owner-of-hairstyling-salon/

 

— a sick rapid transit announcement

In Glasgow (Scotland) a rapid transit
conductor made this announcement:

Could passengers please help deaf
passengers move towards the front of
the train?

If a deaf person rides the train
alone without a hearing aid or a CI,
then how would hearing passengers
know he is deaf? Being deaf is also
being invisible!

 

— diversity is a fake

Is diversity a fake? An advocate said
that many companies hire the deaf
just to show the world that deaf
people can be employed. But these
companies pay deaf low wages and
do not give deaf the promotions
that are given to hearing employees!

 

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

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

12/18/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 21, 2016

— Tom Arnold said this; Trump said that

Did Donald Trump call Marlee Matlin a retard?
Tom Arnold said yes; Donald Trump said no;
Marlee Matlin didn’t say yes or no. Who is
correct? Arnold said he has tapes as proof of
Trump calling Marlee a retard. Very possibly
a mysterious comment that we will never know
the truth. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/tom-arnold-retard-comment/

 

— a deaf quick hire and a deaf quick firing

Is Cheesecake Factory anti-deaf? A deaf man
was hired, but fired a few days later.
He asked for an interpreter for his
training sessions. Instead, Cheesecake
quickly fired him. EEOC, not too happy
about it, has filed a lawsuit against
Cheesecake.

 

— hard of hearing farmer and his tractors

Stanley Kucera, who is hard of hearing, was
a farmer with 105 tractors. That many
tractors on a farm? Not really – his hobby
was collecting antique John Deere green
tractors that he stored in his Mead,
Nebraska farm barn. He had been collecting
these tractors for 50 years. All of
these have been willed to the Saunders
County Historical Society and Museum.
Almost all of these tractors will be
put up for auction, except for a few that
the museum will keep on display.

 

 

 

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

12/18/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 20 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 20, 2016

— a deaf nurse with a rare honor

We have number of deaf nurses in the nursing
profession, even though exact count is impossible.
One deaf nurse has a rare honor. Tracy Lindstrom,
who is a deaf nursing student at Wichita
State University, has a Nurse Practitioner
Doctorate. DeafDigest does not know if she
is the first deaf or the only deaf with a
Nurse Practitioner Doctorate. A picture
of her is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-nurse-with-nursing-doctorate/

 

— a city court does not understand ADA

It should be assumed that all courts in USA know
what ADA is all about. But apparently the
Camden Municipal Court (New Jersey) does not
understand ADA! This court was accused by
New Jersey federal judge of violating
ADA rules. Examples were – refusing
to provide interpreter for a deaf person
with low reading/writing skills; not
posting signs on the walls explaining
the availability of ASL interpreters;
ignoring advance requests by the deaf
for an interpreter prior to court
appearance; a court clerk challenging
the deafness of a deaf person; and
so on. There will be a big lawsuit
filed against that Camden court.

 

— theater offers free movies for the deaf

Do theaters really offer free movies for
the deaf anywhere in USA? Not really,
but a theater in St. Thomas, Virgin
Islands, recently opened its doors to
deaf movie-goers, not charging them
for movie tickets. The Caribbean Cinemas
wanted to tell the public that their
movies are accessible to the deaf.
Not sure if it is open captions or
closed captions, though.

 

 

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

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

12/18/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 19 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 19, 2016

 
— some deaf people hate being tapped on the shoulder

For most deaf people, being tapped on the shoulder
is fine. Yet, there are few deaf people that hate
to be tapped on the shoulder! What to do about it?
A software developer created an app to warn the
deaf if someone is coming to them from behind
to tap on their shoulders! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-not-wanting-shoulder-tapping/

 

— Florida blames federal for saying no to deaf

Floyd McClain, who is deaf, wants to become a
truck driver. He attended truck driving school
and passed all of his exams. The Federal Motor
Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) gave him
OK to become a truck driver. He lives in Florida,
and the state told him no! Florida says FMCSA
does not have guidelines and rules on how to give
truck driving tests to the deaf! It is
finger-pointing that prevents Floyd from earning
a good living as a deaf truck driver.

 

— insulting newspaper headline

A Vietnamese newspaper had a headline that
screamed:

300 people escape deafness, dumbness thanks to
cochlear implant

Escape deafness? No. People with CI are still deaf.
They just hear better with it, but cannot hear
without it.

Dumbness? Very insulting.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs:
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Friendly Deaf Aliens!
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/18/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 19 December 2016

DeafDigest Gold – December 18, 2016

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Old Fogey

SIGNS

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/dark-room-lecture/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-rude-to-other-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pen-and-paper/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Oklahoma legislators were slapped with a lawsuit
over failure to establish satisfactory captions
that would cover proceedings.

Nominated as the 2016 Oregon Person of the Year
is John Brigande, a hearing loss researcher
at Oregon Health & Sciences University. He
is deaf.

A deaf New York woman who was wrongly arrested
and denied an interpreter was awarded $80,000.
As usual, her attorney will reap much of the
money for services rendered.

Deaf education apparently is a low priority
in Wyoming. The state has recommended
reduction in funding for the deaf and hard of hearing outreach. Reason? To save money!

There has been an increasing complaints of
deaf British people that their Personal Independence Payment (just like our SSDI)
applicants have been turned down by the
government.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DO NOT BE RUDE TO OLDER STUDENTS AT GALLAUDET OR NTID
This is a true story. A young and immature Gallaudet
male student was very rude to an older, married female
student.
He gave her very hard time every day, laughing and
mocking at her and showing her no respect. She was angry,
but kept her mouth shut.
One day, this young student told her that he was
applying for a job as a dorm counselor at a school
for the deaf.
The female student told this young student:

my husband is the dean of students at the school for
the deaf and I will tell him how rude you have been to me!

The immature student’s face was red and he did not get
the job!

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HATING PAPER AND PEN
Do hearing people hate paper and pen while deaf people
love paper and pen?
Often we go to a store, and tell the clerk you are deaf
and you need to write something on paper.
You watch (and laugh) for few minutes as the hearing
clerk runs all over, looking for a pen and a paper pad!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

The transition from being Deaf to being DeafBlind is a difficult period.

With Usher Syndrome, many of us lose our sight gradually and become legally blind.

This time period can make for difficulties with communication.

Some individuals do not cope well with this and would rather stay at home
than struggle with communication at Deaf gatherings.

We must give them time to adjust. Sometimes it takes peers to role model how to continue to communicate effectively.

During the Holidays it can be difficult, because we might only see our
relatives once a year.

The relatives might not realize we kept losing our vision and it is not the same as last year.

It is best to let us take the lead in figuring out communication when you
approach us.

Thank you

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Missy Sadler, a freshman, is a member of women’s basketball
and softball teams at St. Thomas Aquinas College. She
originally was bound for a junior college but switched
gears and ended up at a 4-year college.

her profile is at:
http://www.stacathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/bios/Sadler_Melissa

Standing at 6’0, she is one of the tallest players on the
team, but plays guard, handling the ball at times.

Not considered a regular part of the team’s rotation of
starters and key subs, she has only averaged 5.7 minutes
per game, averaging 2.3 points per game

As for softball, she is listed on the 2017 pre-season
roster.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Deaf teenager’s Olympic dream moves a step closer to reality

When Jodie Ounsely was born profoundly deaf her parents were told she
would never speak. Now the 15-year-old is taking women’s rugby

full story at:
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/deaf-teenager-s-olympic-dream-moves-a-step-closer-to-reality-1-8290648

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— a world champion athlete retired too young
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafDigest – 19 December 2016

DeafDigest Blue – December 18, 2016

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-not-perfect/

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

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
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Are you a member of the Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing loss community in the state of New Jersey and experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol?

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

a deaf girl with rough and tough hearing women

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-girl-against-women-in-rough-sport/

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Dedication – from DeafDigest Sports

a dedication

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to John Jackson
that departed us this past Sunday.

He was a tall man, about 6’6, played for these powerful
Little Rock Association of the Deaf basketball teams
that won three national tournaments during the fifties.

He was impossible to stop in the paint, making it easier
for the three Nutt Brothers (Clyde, Houston and Fay)
to make their outside shots during these tense-filled
games in the fifties against stronger deaf opponents.

Legend has it that during a high school game with
Arkansas School for the Deaf, he caused a near
riot by lifting a short player above his shoulders
for an easy tip-in basket. It was said that he
forced the rules to be changed to prohibit this
type of stunt!

He has been enshrined into the Deaf Basketball
Hall of Fame, was also one of the 15 best
deaf basketball players named by sports
writer Art Kruger (1900-1950’s era)

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Australian Football League must provide
for interpreters at the Grand Final (same as our Super Bowl). A group of deaf fans filed
a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission. It led to a ruling that interpreters
must be provided.

In an effort to help deaf Brazilians understand
their Amazon heritage, the Inclusive Theatre
has been using Brazilian Sign Language during
museum visits and tours.

Caroline Solomon, Gallaudet biology professor,
will be awarded for her work by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

Parents of deaf children have accused a Cook
County (Illinois) bus driver of dropping off
children at wrong bus stops. Even when the
children told the driver the drop off address was wrong, they were still “pushed”
off the bus. Legal action is pending.

The Davis Children’s Nutcracker, an annual
Holiday Season show in Davis, CA, has
featured a deaf child in the program for
the first time in 40 years this show
has been shown.

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SPANISH SIGN LANGUAGE OR SPANISH GESTURAL LANGUAGE?
Spanish Sign Language same as Spanish Gestural
Language?
Madrid is a city popular with tourists – the French,
the Italian, the Dutch and from many other countries.
Many Spanish people do not use English as second language.
There is a lot of communication struggles between tourists
and waiters, police officers, shop merchants, etc.
This is where the deaf are equal to these hearing
tourists – because all of them share communication
problems!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gesturelanguage/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing woman was chatting with a deaf woman

The deaf woman thought the hearing woman said:
Let’s make some cookies

She actually said:
Let’s bake some cookies

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SIGN LANGUAGE COMMON ON MADRID STREETS!
Spanish hearing people do not use sign language,
but they gesture all the time. They even gesture much
more than the Italians!
DeafDigest editor, walking through Madrid sidewalks,
was often confused. Many times he saw a lot of gesturing
that was almost the same as sign language. After watching
them he realized they were hearing and not deaf
Did DeafDigest editor see a deaf person? Yes, but not
in Madrid, but in Toledo, a beautiful tourist town, nearly
60 miles away.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Realtime captioners, CART providers, and court reporters use the same
basic skills to do their jobs. Even though you may know that they
all use the steno machine to perform their functions, what you may
not realize is that they may be performing more than one of these
jobs at the present time.

You may think a person is only a court reporter, a CART provider, or
a captioner. However, the fact is that a court reporter may go to
court and act as a court reporter at a trial during the day, and that
same person may go home that night and put on his or her headphones
and be the one who captions your 11 o’clock local news. The CART
provider in a college class this morning may be the court reporter in
a deposition being taken at a law firm this afternoon.

Although many captioners, CART providers, and court reporters
specialize in a single area, there are some who work in combinations
or even all of these professions.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

This coming December 21st will be something special
for us, the deaf.
Liberty University will play against Lipscomb University
in a NCAA-I basketball game.
Just another NCAA-I basketball game? Not quite.
Dwight Brewington, who is deaf, plays for Liberty
University. Ryan Daniel, who also is deaf, plays for
Lipscomb University.
They are transfers from another NCAA-I basketball
schools; Dwight from Providence and Ryan from Auburn.
Do not be surprised if Ryan overtowers and overleaps on
Dwight’s layup attempt. Dwight is 6′ 5 but Ryan is nearly
7 foot tall.
And who knows, both teams may meet each other during
the annual March Madness.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A restaurant waiter, not deaf, was written up in a
newspaper story. He was asked what was his memorable
moment as a waiter. He said one night a group of four
deaf men, all of them drunk, sat down at his table.
While ordering food, they behaved obnoxiously, making
inappropriate comments. The waiter hated serving
that deaf group. But when they left, and paid their
check – surprise, the tip was very big!

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DeafDigest – 16 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 16, 2016

 

— Trump wins an award from a deaf organization

Trump, who is not yet the USA president, has already
won a big award from a deaf organization. To know
more about it, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/award-for-new-president/

 

— Secret Deaf Mission for hearing Santa Claus

Santa Claus just performed a Secret Deaf Mission!
Sean Sikes, a deaf man from Fort Wayne, IN wanted
to propose marriage to his girl friend Mikki
Bergman. Mikki loved shopping at a local mall,
and Sean made arrangements with the mall
headquarters to have the Santa Claus get
involved with the proposal. Mikki’s daughter
sat on Santa’ lap and told him about it,
and then got up to interpret Santa’s
announcement. It was witnessed by
family and friends. Mikki said yes to the proposal.

 

— star deaf athlete with no job or endorsements

Field hockey is a big sport in India.
Star hearing players get jobs and TV
commercial endorsements. Abdul Samad,
the first deaf player to play in national
field hockey championships, has no luck.
Friends and contacts have promised him
jobs, but still nothing so far. It
didn’t matter that Abdul has won
many honors and awards for his play.
Very difficult to overcome discrimination
in India.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— nation’s toughest job is held by a deaf person
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/11/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 15 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 15, 2016

 

— best Holiday Season gift for young deaf children

What is the best Holiday Season gift for young
deaf children? Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/best-gift-for-young-deaf-children/

 

— diversity forgets one thing

We see the word “diversity” all the time –
age, ethnicity, gender, gender orientation,
wealth, poor, religion, etc. But one
thing is missing – disability/deafness.
People that talk about diversity almost
always never mention disability/deafness.
This was the argument made by a disability
advocate in a blog.

 

— deaf person won an election primary

In Nigeria, a deaf person won a local district
primary election, running for ward leader.
This deaf person, representing the All
Progressives Congress political party,
will compete against other ward leader
candidates from other parties in the
upcoming general election. This is a
big accomplishment in Africa, where
discrimination against the deaf is
everywhere.

 

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

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

12/11/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 14, 2016

 
— a fast food chain averages 5 deaf customers per day

Do every fast food outlet in USA get at least one deaf
customer per day? No, but a Chick Fil A outlet in
Knoxville, TN said they have been averaging five
deaf customers per day. This is the reason why
employees in that Knoxville outlet are learning
simple signs such as “thank you” and “my pleasure”.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/chick-fil-a-serving-the-deaf/

 

— Turkey possibly a scary nation

The USA Deaflympics women’s soccer team has dropped
out of 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey,
terrified of violence in the nation. Will more
follow? The Great Britain Deaflympics chief
is looking into this issue of safety. What is
going to happen if he advises his nation
to drop out? Will it lead to more drop outs?

 

— deaf artist uses unusual paint

Artists use all kinds of paint and ink –
pencil, color paints, charcoal, etc.
The deaf artist uses a special ink
(or paint) that is unusual. Artist
Amita Dutta has won praise and
attention at a recent art event
in India – for using coffee as her
ink! Nothing in art is impossible.

 

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

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

12/11/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 13 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 13, 2016

 

— comment by a hearing actress

Poorna (actress from India, whose real name is Shamna Kasim)
said:

I want to be well known for my acting

This means playing a fake-deaf role in an upcoming
movie. This is always a sticky issue in Hollywood
and Bollywood because it robs real-deaf actors
of their jobs. Even Marlee Matlin said, in a speech
many years ago, that actors should be able to play any
role. Not sure if she meant playing fake-deaf roles
or playing any hearing roles? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/dilemma-to-play-deaf-role-or-not/

 

— airlines finally MUST show captions on movies

It was announced by the Department of Transportation,
that finally, all airlines MUST show captions on
flight movies when flying across USA. The announcement,
however, does not mention airlines that fly over foreign
waters and land.

 

— reason why corporations use temp hiring agencies

There may be a big reason why corporations get new
employees from temp hiring agencies. They think
they can avoid ADA regulations if temp agencies,
not corporations, do the actual hiring. Well,
the EEOC says no, these temps must follow
ADA regulations. There is a court case in
Texas that a temp agency is fighting EEOC.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf survivor among TV reality show participants
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/11/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 12 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 12, 2016

— a rare field for deaf employment

How many deaf people work in construction trades
(heavy machinery, skyscrapers, hauling stuff
around, etc)? Too few according to a deaf man
that worked many years in construction. Well,
one construction company has hired many deaf
men. Do see the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/many-deaf-people-at-a-construction-site/

 

— knowing when a person is deaf

There are some hearing people that can tell
if someone is deaf even when there are no
hearing aids or CI or if the deaf person
is saying nothing. A deaf woman went to
a salon to have her nails done. She wanted
a certain color and instead of trying
to pronounce that color name, she
showed the salon hostess the iPhone
that had a picture of that certain
color. A young woman, working at the
salon, saw the whole thing and
came over, using sign language. She
is a Coda, and knew these deaf
body language movements!

 

— bad, bad Philadelphia

The U.S. Department of Justice said that
Philadelphia Police Department discriminate
against the deaf. They put handcuffs on the
deaf behind their backs, preventing the
deaf from communicating. They did not tell
the courts that deaf people need video
communications. They did not provide
interpreters for the deaf. Shame,
bad Philadelphia!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— interpreter, beaten up by police
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 11 December 2016

DeafDigest Gold – December 11, 2016

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 20th year

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Old Fogey

Fogeys – Deafies Talking via Pagers

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-deafies-talking-via-pagers/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/adaattitude/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafsociallife/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-auto-speller/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dark-room-lecture/

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

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Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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Top stories about the deaf:

As said by the Tanzania International Deaf Academy,
less than one percent of approximately 39,000
deaf children go to school. Parents of these deaf
children either do not want to send them to school or cannot afford to pay tuition.

The DOJ posted its “final” set of instructions
re captions in movies, but is it really moot?
The instructions state that these theaters must
describe how captions are to be done! Too
much information already boring us? Yes as all
we want is captions.

Tianjin University of Technology of China
will be sending their deaf students for
one-year and two-year programs at NTID.

Doctors are trained to “fix” medical issues;
they are not trained to communicate with the
deaf. Says who? A deaf activist in India.

The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, a social service agency
serving the area in the Virginia side of
Washington, DC said they have to deal with
deaf clients that sign in Spanish, Korean,
Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF, NOT DEAD
You type in “deaf” in your computer word
processing software.
The automatic-spelling correction changes
it to “dead”.
It can be so embarrassing!

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CLASS IN A DARK ROOM
A deaf student attends classes at a hearing
college, with interpreters.
In one class, the classroom is dark. You cannot
see the interpreter. The professor refuses to turn
on the lights so that you can see the interpreter?
Discrimination? Yes, but why not attend Gallaudet
or NTID or CSUN?

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dark-room-lecture/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Do DeafBlind individuals read Braille?

This is a common question but does not have a simple answer.

If someone is born blind, they may learn braille at a young age.

Those of us with Usher Syndrome may lose our vision gradually and learn to
read the spoken language of our country (we may become bi-lingual).  It may
be helpful for us to learn Braille.

Professionals and family members can learn Braille too.

There are on-line courses to learn Braille at your own pace.

Bradley School for the Blind is one of the well-known on-line courses for
learning Braille.

Professionals can get certifications to become transcribers.

The link below will show you a list of possible on-line courses to learn
Braille.

http://www.perkinselearning.org/scout/online-braille-courses

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:

University of Texas at Dallas – Shreena Bahkta, FR, women’s golf

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Diksha Dagar, a 15-year old deaf woman is
India’s #1 U-18 golfer, and is ranked among
the top U-18 femaile golfers in the world,
and the only one from India to reach this
group.

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— only Gallaudet athlete to play a game in a major pro sport
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafDigest – 11 December 2016

DeafDigest Blue – December 11, 2016

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ceo-firing-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfectscore/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/walk-away-from-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-not-perfect/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Roosevelt’s Volunteers, World War I http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Center for Family Services

Recovery Network for
Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss

Are you a member of the Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing loss community in the state of New Jersey and experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol?

The Recovery Network is here to help you get your life back
on track.

Phone/VideoPhone: 856.874.8230
TTY: 856.428.8373
Fax: 856.428.0949

mailto:rndhh@centerffs.org

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

http://deafdigest.com/picture-in-a-tv-sitcom/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A group of actors researched past Broadway plays and
discovered that producers discriminate heavily
against deaf and disabled actors, an accusation
that the theatrical industry has denied.

Israeli activists do not quickly file discrimination
lawsuits; instead they send warning letters
through law offices, with threat of lawsuits if
deaf discrimination problem is not fixed. These
activists say it works and is better than wasting
time in the court rooms!

Officials with the Irish Prison Service admitted
they have lost count of deaf inmates in the
national prison system.

A deaf person has complained that when captioning
mistakes are made, the corrections are made at
just one letter at a time. If the mistake is
made at the beginning of the line, the
correction goes backwards keystroke by keystroke
until the correction is made. By the time there is a correction, the next dialogue
is lost!

Beth James, director, Jackson Center for Independent Living (Tennessee) said:

I don’t think people realize how many people are deaf in our community

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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:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

TO ACCEPT HEARING PEOPLE OR TO AVOID THEM
Many deaf people hate it when hearing people
come to them, trying to get into a conversation.
This is why many deaf people walk away when
hearing people come to them. Too much hassle in
trying to lipread or to write notes or to use
gestures.
But – we may never know? You walk away from
a hearing person that could have been a great
contact for you – such as a better job offer!
Or maybe it is a scout for a movie, looking
for a perfect character for a new movie!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/walk-away-from-hearing/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing chef and a deaf friend were talking
about vegetables

The deaf person thought the hearing chef said:
It must be jobbed

The hearing chef actually said:
It must be chopped

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

FAKE PERFECT SPEECH
It is annoying for a deaf person that cannot
speak well.
He can pronounce just one word perfectly.
Hearing people understand him saying that one
word – and they think he has perfect speech!
Very annoying and frustrating!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because realtime captioners do not use the QWERTY keyboard, the types of errors that they make are different than someone who is typing on a computer keyboard. Some people may think that captioners don’t know the difference between simple words.

If a stenocaptioner strokes the steno for “rain” instead of “rein,” it is not because the captioner does not know the difference between those two words. It may just be that the captioner stroked the wrong stroke on the steno keyboard.

Homophones are difficult for many captioners because they are words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Captioners are trained to write phonetically, so when two words sound the same, the captioner has to devise a system to distinguish between the two words.

One of the solutions is to add an asterisk to the steno so that the strokes will be different. But now the captioner has to remember which stroke gets the asterisk: Do I add the asterisk to “guild” or “gild”?

If you ever see a sentence captioned something like, “The Army kernel went to visit the sergeant,” remember that the words “colonel” and “kernel” sound the same, and the captioner is writing phonetically. The captioner probably knows the difference between those words, but he or she just didn’t write the steno to get it to translate properly.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

In the backyard of the American School for the
Deaf (ASD), West Hartford, CT, something strange
seemed to be going on, according to clueless
neighbors.
Three houses, sitting next to each other on
Fern Street, suddenly had “For Sale” signs
propped up in front.
Was there a neighborhood feud that involved
these three households? Or was is it something
spooky, despite Halloween being gone for a month
and half?
Nope. These three houses were owned by ASD
for years for occupancy by some staff members.
Times have changed and school priorities have
changed, hence these 3 surprise “For Sale” signs.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Did NFL ever have a head coach that was deaf? Sort of. It
was mentioned in a newspaper story that Blanton Collier, who
coached Cleveland Browns from 1963 to 1970, had to leave
the coaching profession because of his deafness. He led the
team to a NFL championship in 1964. At that time there
was no Super Bowl. He passed away in 1983.

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DeafDigest – 09 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 9, 2016

 
— film about three travelers (deaf, blind, and non-talking)

We laugh at the three wise monkeys (one covering ears, one
covering eyes, and one covering mouth). But if they were
human beings, could three of them travel well together?
There was a film of these three human beings traveling
togeether through Europe. That film is being shown at the
Film Festival of Eindhoven (in the Netherlands). It shows
the problems they faced and how they helped each other.

See the picture at:
http://35.182.75.222/three-wise-humans/

 

— more deaf Barbados natives in New York than in Barbados

A newspaper story today was about a deaf man that lives
in Barbados. He said that he only sees just a few deaf people
in that country, but when he vacations in New York City,
he meets many deaf ex-residents of Barbados!

 

— to be deaf-enough or not-deaf-enough

Is there such a thing as being deaf-enough or not being
deaf- enough? Years ago a deaf woman who was selected as
deaf president of Gallaudet (that the students opposed)
made newspaper headlines. She told the reporters that
the protesters looked down on her as not being deaf-enough.
There is a parallel in Great Britain. A deaf boy was
turned down by his school district when he applied
for an Educational Plan (same as our own IEP). They
said the boy was not deaf-enough. He is deaf in one
ear and severely deaf in another ear. Still not
deaf enough for these school district people.

 

 

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

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

12/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 08 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 8, 2016

— secret deafness message in an airplane

The London Southend Airport people have a plan
for passengers to tell the airplane people of
their deafness or other disabilities without
saying anything! To see how is this possible,
see the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/passengers-secret-deafness-message/

 

— deaf patient in TV emergency room

Code Black is a TV drama about emergency room
patients. A deaf actress is being brought to the
emergency room, after rescue from a car that
went into the Los Angeles River. That deaf actress
becomes a big problem for these emergency room
physicians to deal with. That actress is
Marlee Matlin. Always fun to see her act in
another different role.

 

— university’s deaf science team

It is almost always that when a science team
research a deafness issue, these team members
are hearing. Why not a deaf team? The
Oregon Health & Science University says that
they have a first – a deaf team studying
the inner ear system to find out what makes
people deaf. Just hope it works, not because
these team members are deaf but because
medical teams attack each other politically,
saying their research findings are better
than research findings of other universities!

 

 

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

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

12/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 07 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 7, 2016

 
— movie critic remembers a famous deaf scene 20 years ago

A film critic said yesterday that a movie scene he would
never forget was in “Jerry Maguire” 20 years
ago. The plot revolved around Tom Cruise and Renee
Zellweger, both losing their jobs, and going down
the elevator. A deaf couple was also in the elevator
and they were hugging each other. The deaf man
signed something to the deaf woman. Just as when
everyone exited from the elevator, Jerry asked:

Wonder what he said?

Most of us would completely forget this brief
scene, but it stayed in the movie critic’s
memory for a long time. A picture is at:

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

 

— hypocrisy with ADA interview on TV

TV commentator Anderson Cooper ran a TV segment,
talking about the ADA. According to an angry
deaf TV watcher, that program, talking about
ADA, was not captioned! Hypocrisy? Yes.

 

— Deaf system in McDonald’s

Wayne and Gail Kennerknecht, not deaf, own several
McDonald’s fast food restaurants. They hire the
deaf and the disabled. A deaf employee, working
in the kitchen, needed to be able to communicate
with fellow employees that work in the front
counter. The owners came up with special
sign language gestures to allow the deaf employee
to keep up with these customers’ orders. They
said the deaf employee is the best employee
in the chain! These McDonald’s are located
in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Canada).

 

 

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

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

12/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 06 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 6, 2016

 
— a shock with a parole officer

An appointment with a parole officer is always
scary for all released prisoners, but maybe
especially more for released deaf prisoners.
A deaf man, in Louisiana, was not provided
with an interpreter for his appointment with
a parole officer! It can be scary because a
tiny misunderstanding, not interpreted, with
a parole officer can land the deaf person in
the prison again. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-scared-by-parole-officers/

 

— people angry with new Germany disability law

Germany finally passed their own disability law,
sort of like our own ADA – but many people
are angry about it. They are saying the law
is a joke – while it promises to help improve
the lives of the deaf and the disabled, it
does not deal with one important issue –
employment! The law says nothing on how to
help find jobs for the deaf and the disabled.

 

— lipreading in the dark

Could a deaf person lipread when the room is
dark? No way! Yet, in the book “The Subsidiary”
written by Matía Celedó, the deaf character
lipreads a hearing person in a conversation
that took place in a dark room. Possible or
impossible?

 

 

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

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

12/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 5, 2016

— deaf person running for the Presidency

Europe is different from USA in that it has the
European Parliament. It does not tell the European
nations what to do – but just advises and passes
resolutions on what these nations should do, and
not be doing! Coming up soon is the election
for the Presidency of the European Parliament.
One of the candidates is Helga Stevens. She is
deaf and uses sign langauge, and is a Flemish
(Belgium) Member of the European Parliament.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-member-of-european-parliament/

 

 

— China trying to make it safe for deaf

Is China a safe place for the deaf? For deaf tourists,
yes – but for deaf residents, hard to say! The
Chinese police shut down 75 deaf criminal gangs
that forced the poorly-educated deaf to steal things
for them.

 

 

— deaf pro golfer hitting a hole in one

All golfers, both deaf and hearing, dream of
hitting a hole in one. Over the weekend,
one deaf pro golfer did – Sung Lee, South
Korea, participated at the India Panasonic
Open (on the Asian Pro Golf tour). He did
not win the tournament. Sung Lee, who has
been struggling for years, has a reputation
for being one of the longest hitters on the
Asian Tour, but with only one tournament win
to his credit.

 

 

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

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

12/04/16 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 December 2016

DeafDigest Gold – December 4, 2016

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Old Fogey

Fogey – Ear Rock Radio Programming

http://deafdigest.com/comics/ear-rock-radio-programming/

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/adaattitude/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafsociallife/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— special travel tour for 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)

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are deaf

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to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-racer-alaska-iditarod-race/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The National Union of British Sign Language Interpreters
have been turning down interpreting requests from
the government because it did not want to work with
another outsourced interpreting agency!

NTID President Gerard Buckley sent email to
NTID alumni and NTID students, affirming his
goal for diversity in the student body and
with the staffers.

The Nebraska Association of the Deaf coordinated
a town hall meeting with Gov. Pete Ricketts.
It is believed to a first deaf-only town
meeting with the governor, anywhere in USA.
Not just the deaf, but others with hearing
losses were invited. This event resulted
in a favorable press coverage.

Evelyn Glennie, a deaf British woman, who is considered the world’s best music
percussionist, has been named one of the top
10 most influential individuals in Great
Britain’s Power 100 list.

A suspected case of retaliation is taking place at a retirement community where a good number of deaf retirees
reside. A deaf activist filed a lawsuit
to force the retirement community to caption
their community TV programs. As a result
the retirement community management
scrapped continuing education programs
that both deaf and hearing retirees have
participated. No idea what is going to
happen next in this Tit for tat battle.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

IS ADA STRONG OR WEAK?
Is ADA strong or weak? ADA is 20 years old but
we are always having problems. Almost every week we
read in newspapers about lawsuits against doctors
and hospitals. They would not give us interpreters.
ADA is very strong if hearing people have strong
attitude and want to help the deaf. ADA is very
weak if hearing people have bad attitudes about us.
ADA strong or weak? You decide!

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A DIFFERENT DEAF SOCIAL LIFE
We have our own Deaf Social life. Some of us
go to deaf clubs, some go to deaf churches,
some go to deaf sporting events, some go to school
alumni reunions, etc.
Some deaf people do not go out and have a
social life. Yes, they have a social life but it is
different. They work at Gallaudet or NTID or at
schools for the deaf where there are many deaf
employees. When they work all day with their deaf
friends, it becomes their daily social life.
It is the same with deaf people at factories
where many other deaf people work there, too.
On weekends, they stay home because they get
tired of seeing the same old deaf faces every
day at work!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Do you want to send Holidays greeting cards to family and friends who are
DeafBlind?

There are ways to send accessible greeting cards that will cheer us up!

A few organizations for the blind in your state will transcribe your cards
into Braille at a charge.

You can search the internet by typing “Braille greeting cards for the blind”
and you will get a few places where you can purchase cards online.

You will even find large print cards too.

Here’s a link for a list of a few organizations who will print Braille
cards.

http://www.afb.org/info/braille-greeting-cards/5

Happy Holidays!

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:

Hamline – Jessica Goldberg, SR, women’s hockey

her profile is at:
http://hamlineathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5317&path=whockey

to date, played 6 of her team’s 7 games, scoring one goal
and assisting on one goal, and sat in the penalty box just
once for only two minutes, as one of the “cleanest” players
on the team!

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Sung Yee, South Korea, Asian Pro Golf Tour

recorded a hole in one in a tournament going on this
weekend

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DeafSports Library:

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

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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DeafDigest – 05 December 2016

DeafDigest Blue – December 4, 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/mediation/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ex-oralist/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ceo-firing-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfectscore/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/mural-in-jacksonville/

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates June Dixon-Millar that
departed us. She was quite active with the
Cued Speech community in Great Britain.

Top stories about the deaf:

Unsafe medication is the reason why several thousands
of Chinese children go deaf, according to a newspaper
report.

Guido Van Helten, a deaf Australian artist,
designed a mural that towers 150 feet high
over the harbor at Jacksonville, FL.
It took him one week to complete the painting.

Future deaf business people, that dream of owning
their own businesses, were in attendance at the
District of Columbia Startup Weekend.

The Curfman Gallery, at Rocky Mountain College
in Colorado, is featuring paintings from deaf
artists. This exhibition will continue through
end of January 2017.

The new chair of the Gallaudet board of trustees
is Tiffany Williams.

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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:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A DEAF CEO SHOCKED BY FIRING
This is a true story. DeafDigest will not mention who
the person is or what agency it was.
A deaf CEO was not happy about a deaf employee. He and the
deaf deputy CEO both agreed that the employee should be
fired.
The CEO wanted to be careful with words to inform the
employee that he was to be fired during a private meeting
between CEO, deputy CEO and the employee.
During that private meeting, the CEO had to go to the
restroom. When he came back, the employee was already
fired by the deputy CEO (without CEO’s permission).
The CEO was angry about it and also fired deputy CEO!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ceo-firing-deaf-employee/

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Lip reading tale

A deaf man and a hearing man were talking about
sports

The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
This team is a weiner

The hearing man actually said:
This team is a winner

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A JOB-HUNTING FRUSTRATION
A deaf man, with a college degree in Computer Science,
was a frustrated job hunter.
At one computer firm, he took the exam and got a
perfect score with no errors.
He was introduced to the company Human Resources
person. That person knew sign language; he learned
signs as a former dormitory counselor at a residential
school for the deaf.
A deaf man with a perfect exam score and a Human
Resources man that knows ASL. This should be great
news for the deaf job hunter.
But the company did not offer him a job! This
deaf man later found a new job but it was not with
computers.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“What is the most unusual situation you have encountered when working as a CART captioner?”

Realtime captioners often hear this question. Because these services can be provided at any location, many wonderful surprises can sometimes occur. CART captioners have covered many momentous occasions where presidents, heads of state, and other dignitaries have spoken.

People are now using CART at numerous personal events, like weddings, funerals, and bar or bat mitzvahs. CART captioners are traveling around the world to provide access where there was none before.

Realtime captioners are going into many private areas, like doctors’ and therapists’ appointments, 12-step meetings, and other counseling sessions. Captioners can make communication accessible at meetings with personal trainers or exercise classes.

Also, because of remote CART and captioning, the provider can work from home on many occasions. A user of CART services can bring a computer with him or her, and as long as they can get an audio feed to the captioner, they can use the services of that CART captioner.

Some of the most unexpected results often come when trying to provide CART outdoors.  What everyone involved has to remember is that it is often difficult to see computer screens in bright sunlight. Also, CART and captioning equipment does not work well in the rain or snow.

Sometimes it seems there is no limit to the new ways people can think of to use CART services. I look forward to many more unique and surprising assignments in the future.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

How serious is the misuse of deaf relay by non-deaf
that pretend to be deaf?
Very serious. DeafDigest will not be surprised if
we find our relay providers take stringent steps
to thwart misuse.
Again, it is a cat and mouse game. A new type of
fraud takes place; a countermeasure is taken to
prevent that particular type of fraud. Only we will
find another new type of fraud, and another new
countermeasure taken – and so on.

editor’s note:
this fraud continues as ever, sad to say!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

School districts which send their deaf students to
the state school for the deaf are expected to pay
for students’ education and boarding. In the
case of Rhode Island, certain districts refused
to pay Rhode Island School for the Deaf. As a result
the deaf school filed a lawsuit to collect funds.
the court ruled in the deaf school’s favor.

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DeafDigest – 02 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 2, 2016

 
— strangest Christmas Tree ever
(picture)

to take a look at the strangest Christmas
Tree, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/strangest-christmas-tree/

 

— deaf participant in a big statewide event

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is the biggest
sporting event in Alaska. It gets a lot of
attention all over the world. And for years
all participants were hearing mushers. Eight
years ago the first deaf musher entered the
race – Andrew Huntington. He plans to continue
racing as long as he is able to do so. The
race distance is about 1,000 miles and it
takes between 9 to 15 days, depending on
weather, for the race to be completed.

 

— deaf driver problems with Lyft

Is Lyft a deaf-friendly company to work
for? They are in competition with Uber.
A deaf driver said he cannot communicate
with the Lyft management on proper
classification of his vehicle. He says
it can seat seven people, but Lyft says
his vehicle seats five people. Also
when a passenger hit him on the head,
he was not able to file a complaint with
Lyft. And the computer he uses to get
rides sometimes informs him via voice
instead of text.

 

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 01 December 2016

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, December 1, 2016

— a big 400 percent increase as helped by the deaf

Many employers do not want to hire the deaf, thinking
their deafness prevents them from doing their jobs.
Well, what would the employers say if they realize
the deaf outperform the hearing by 400 percent?
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority,
responsible for traffic control in Manila,
hired 11 deaf people. Their job is to watch the
videos and catch hearing drivers breaking
traffic laws. Results? Before the deaf were
hired, average number of violations caught
on video per day was just 70. After hiring
the deaf, the number of violations jumped
to 280 – a jump of 400 percent! See the
picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-watching-heavy-manila-traffic/

 

— Job quitters, deaf vs hearing

We have hearing people that quit their jobs. We
also have deaf people that quit their jobs.
Who quits the job more – hearing or deaf?
The Marriott International, which operates
hotels all over the world, said that only
six percent of the deaf, and the disabled,
quit their jobs whereas 52 percent of
hearing employees quit their jobs.
Deaf employees more loyal to their jobs
than hearing? Yes, in most cases!

 

— Hotel Hassler, past and now

Hotel Hassler, in Rome, Italy, is one of the world’s
best hotels (5-star). It is owned by a deaf man,
Roberto Wirth, who attended American School for
the Deaf (West Hartford, CT), Gallaudet and NTID.
His hotel, in the past, had 93 rooms. Now? Hotel
Hassler has grown bigger, adding more rooms.
And also – Roberto has also added another
hotel – Il Palazzetto, which is a few steps
away from his primary hotel – Hotel Hassler.
Not bad for Roberto, who was told by his
father all his life – that the deaf “can’t”
run a hotel!

 

 

 

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

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

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

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