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Posts published in January 2017

DeafDigest – 31 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 31, 2017

 

— Real-deaf or fake-deaf at Switched at Birth

Is Katie Leclerc real-deaf or fake-deaf? She plays
the role of Daphne Vasquez with the Switched at Birth
TV sitcom. Much have been said of Katie’s hearing
loss but watching her, she seems to function
100 percent perfect as a hearing person. It was
learned in a story today that her deafness is
fluctuating, a day to day thing. One morning
she hears perfectly. Next morning she struggles
to hear. It is just like a light switch.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/leclerc-comment-about-deafness/

 

— Gallaudet and the White House travel ban

The White House has banned foreign citizens
from seven nations from traveling to USA.
This ban has impacted many universities,
Gallaudet included. What does Gallaudet
have to say about it? Gallaudet said:

we are currently reviewing all the information
available and the impact it may have on the University
community. We are concerned about the potential
implications for our students, employees, and families

 

— deaf weird news

There are always weird hearing news. What about
Weird Deaf News? Here is one – a deaf man telephoned
police to complain about his dog eating up his
hearing aid. What did the police tell the deaf man?

Just wait until the dog performs his duty!

 

 

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

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

1/29/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 30, 2017

— a casino interpreting issue

In a Baton Rouge casino this past Friday night,
a deaf man lost $600 playing the slots. Irate,
he wrecked the slot machine and was quickly
arrested by the casino security people.
Interpreter? The deaf man’s mother was with
him and she interpreted for him. Did the
casino allow the mother to interpret for him,
knowing she was emotionally involved? Did
the deaf man request a certified interpreter?
Were the security people aware that lack of
a certified interpreter could be a critical
issue in the court room? At any rate, this
deaf man was locked up over the weekend,
pending a court appearance today. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-man-and-the-slot-machine/

 

— “ignoring” the national anthem

Do deaf people ignore the national anthem?
Not really, but when deaf people chat with
each other at a sporting event, they may not
be aware that the national anthem is being
sung. This was the issue raised in India
where the government said all people must
pay attention to the national anthem, no
matter if the person is hearing or deaf.

 

— a wrong way during actors’ auditions

Auditions are a way of life with struggling
actors that compete for limited roles.
For deaf actors, auditions are even harder
because casting directors will pick
hearing actors for deaf roles if no suitable
deaf actor shows up. For one deaf actor
that uses ASL, the audition was humiliating.
He was signing during the audition and he
was asked to use voice!

 

 

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

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

1/29/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 January 2017

DeafDigest Gold – January 29, 2017

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; 21st year

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

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

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Old Fogey

$3M for 30 secs TV spot with no captions

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-3m-for-30-secs-tv-spot-with-no-captions/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusing-deaf-abbreviations/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-child-street-sign/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bad-question-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/most-hated-hearing-person/

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

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/green-logo-for-deaf/

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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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Top stories about the deaf:

Lea Thompson who played the role of mother Kathryn Kennish
in “Switched at Birth” said in an interview that
ASL is beautiful and deepens her acting to be able
to use her hands.

Sylvia Teng, executive director of the Singapore Association for the Deaf, in a newspaper interview,
said the deaf can take on any job based on their
educational level or work experience, and
that there are no specific job or industry that
the deaf can only work in.

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled
in favor of a deaf father in Poland that was
going through custody, child visitation rights
and alimony issues with his estranged wife,
also deaf. It is the first time that DeafDigest
has known of deaf domestic issues reaching
this European court!

Bad feelings have erupted between British
interpreters, the deaf clients and the
interpreting agency, described as dysfunctional.
Deaf clients request interpreters. The
agency have not been able to “find”
interpreters. And the interpreters have
been “furious” about not being given
assignments, let alone being paid for
past assignments. A big mess in Tayside,
Great Britain.

There is a complaint in Greece that rights
of deaf migrants have been ignored.

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DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (RMHC) program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and hard of hearing clients.  The need for qualified rehabilitation counselors is at an all time high.  Graduates from this program find employment in such professional areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering agencies.  The nationwide employment rate for recent graduates is 96 – 100% within six months of graduation.

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as well as proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall 2017 school year. Deadline is Feb 15, 2017 or until the slots are filled.  Face-to-Face interview on March 3rd, 2017 or during March on Videophone if unable to attend the March 3rd face to face interview due to geography distance.

*Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified students contingent upon continued federal funding.*

Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged tuition at Oregon resident student rates.  Those states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit http://www.wou.edu/graduate/ms-rehabilitation-mental-health-counseling/

You may contact me to request for informal informational meeting on Videophone/Skype/FaceTime to learn more about our Deaf track and the RMHC program, and the application process.

Denise Thew Hackett, PhD, MSCI (Deaf and ASL fluent) Deaf Track Advisor
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

thewd@wou.edu

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BAD QUESTION TO ASK DEAF PERSON
A bad question from hearing person
to ask deaf person is this:

Can you read?

We should ask the hearing
person this bad question:

Can you write?

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

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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?

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on track.

Phone/VideoPhone: 856.874.8230
TTY: 856.428.8373
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

THE HATED HEARING PERSON
What is the hearing person we hate the
most?
Those that have this anti-deaf
attitude? Yes, but there is one more!
It is the hearing person that seems
to be friendly to the deaf, but wants
to control the deaf person. He does
not listen to the deaf; tells the
deaf what to do. He does not want
the deaf person to tell him what
to do!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/most-hated-hearing-person/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I am thinking about joining my wife while she attends a conference.

For most spouses, this could be planned with relative ease.

For me, I need to know that SSPs could volunteer to accompany to places of
interest, while my wife is in workshops.

If I cannot, I will be in virtual isolation in a hotel and the value of that trip would be minimal.

We all need to fight for national access to SSPs so that DeafBlind people in the United States can have access beyond the walls of their homes.

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

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

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

University of Colorado Boulder student Sarah Faust was involved in a
rowing accident that left her deaf. Faust has been hard of hearing since
birth, but in her first year on the CU Boulder crew team, an accidental
clap on the ear by an oar caused her to lose her hearing.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Alex Hickey, Australian Rules football

see his profile at:
http://www.geelongcats.com.au/football/vfl/vfl-list

just scroll a little bit down on the list until you see his profile

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Deaf player in NHL
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/small-group-picture-1920-gallaudet-deaf-football-players/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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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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Attention:

the employment ads section is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 30 January 2017

DeafDigest Blue – January 29, 2017

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/new-teller-not-know-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-talk-confusion/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-driver-stuck-horn/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/amplifier-not-hearing-aid/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Fidel Martinez,
Chicagoland leader and advocate that departed us.
He doubled up as a deaf vocational rehabilitation
counselor and as a sign language musician.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Kathy
Moran that departed us. She was an advocate
in the Minneapolis area.

Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf woman who was hit by a police car
in Jamaica six years ago is still awaiting
compensation from the government. The
government said it will pay, but it hasn’t.

A deaf man in Rhode Island has won $25,000
as he was refused an interpreter during
his arrest. The police didn’t understand
his request for an interpreter and thought
he was saying something dirty!

The United Arab Emirates is embarking on a
free CI program for all deaf children.

There is a movement at University of Rochester
(NY) to create a network of deaf scientists.

A scam is going on in some parts of USA where
scammers, faking their deafness, use stolen
credit cards. They would place orders, but
would “overpay” and then ask for refunds.
When refunds come, they would pocket the
overcharges.

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DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (RMHC) program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and hard of hearing clients.  The need for qualified rehabilitation counselors is at an all time high.  Graduates from this program find employment in such professional areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering agencies.  The nationwide employment rate for recent graduates is 96 – 100% within six months of graduation.

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as well as proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall 2017 school year. Deadline is Feb 15, 2017 or until the slots are filled.  Face-to-Face interview on March 3rd, 2017 or during March on Videophone if unable to attend the March 3rd face to face interview due to geography distance.

*Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified students contingent upon continued federal funding.*

Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged tuition at Oregon resident student rates.  Those states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit http://www.wou.edu/graduate/ms-rehabilitation-mental-health-counseling/

You may contact me to request for informal informational meeting on Videophone/Skype/FaceTime to learn more about our Deaf track and the RMHC program, and the application process.

Denise Thew Hackett, PhD, MSCI (Deaf and ASL fluent) Deaf Track Advisor
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

thewd@wou.edu

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

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

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

COP EMBARRASSES DEAF DRIVER
A police officer stopped a deaf driver.
The nervous deaf driver asked the cop what
was wrong?
The cop told the deaf driver to relax
and wrote on note:

Your horn is stuck!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-driver-stuck-horn/

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Lip reading tale

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
hires

The hearing person actually said:
here’s

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CONFUSION: HEARING AID VS AMPLIFIER
Many people think amplifiers are hearing
aids.
Not true. An amplifier just raises the
sound level that a person can hear.
The correct hearing aid is supposed to
be prescribed by a certified audiologist.
Confusing? Yes, but DeafDigest editor
is not a hearing aid expert!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/amplifier-not-hearing-aid/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

A stenocaptioner does not type words letter by letter. The captioner
strokes whole words and phrases on the steno machine. The words in
the dictionary in a computer-aided transcription program are matched
against those steno strokes to translate them into English.

Erroneous translation can sometimes occur because of other words
entered in a captioner’s dictionary.

A captioner might have meant to write the following sentence:

– As the farmer was preparing to plant his crops, he saw he could move
the row bottom any direction.

However, because of words entered in the captioner’s dictionary, the
sentence might be displayed as:

– As the farmer was preparing to plant his crops, he saw he could move
the robot omnidirection.

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Is China telling us that deaf people cannot be
good parents? The Chinese government is planning to
ban the following foreigners from adopting children –
single, obese, blind, deaf, over 50 and twice-divorced.
Discrimination against the deaf? Very certainly so,
but it is nothing new. In USA we know deaf people
can do anything except to hear; in many overseas
nations, deaf people are considered not to be able
to do anything because of their deafness.
Attitude-adjustment issues in these overseas
nations? Yes.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In Indiana, the House Education Committee passed HB1367, a bill
vigorously opposed by the Deaf Community and vigorously supported
by parents of the deaf. This bill then goes to the House for
full vote. If House passes it, it then goes to the committee in
the senate.  HB1367 gives parents choices in how to best educate
their deaf children, including Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD)
as one of the options. Opponents feel it would destroy ISD, a
comment parents of the deaf do not agree! One battle done; several
more battles to go.

editor’s note:
this bill was passed but getting it into regulations
and into the state budget took some time. And as
a matter of irony, the office is on the campus of
Indiana School for the Deaf!

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DeafDigest – 29 January 2017

THE HATED HEARING PERSON
What is the hearing person we hate the
most?
Those that have this anti-deaf
attitude? Yes, but there is one more!
It is the hearing person that seems
to be friendly to the deaf, but wants
to control the deaf person. He does
not listen to the deaf; tells the
deaf what to do. He does not want
the deaf person to tell him what
to do!

DeafDigest – 29 January 2017

CONFUSION: HEARING AID VS AMPLIFIER
Many people think amplifiers are hearing
aids.
Not true. An amplifier just raises the
sound level that a person can hear.
The correct hearing aid is supposed to
be prescribed by a certified audiologist.
Confusing? Yes, but DeafDigest editor
is not a hearing aid expert!

DeafDigest – 28 January 2017

 

COP EMBARRASSES DEAF DRIVER
A police officer stopped a deaf driver.
The nervous deaf driver asked the cop what
was wrong?
The cop told the deaf driver to relax
and wrote on note:

Your horn is stuck!

DeafDigest – 27 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 27, 2017

 

— deaf with many skills

Ché-Lee Nel, who is deaf, is a singer, actress, model
and motivational speaker in Johannesburg, South
Africa. She will be making her first album of
her songs at a theater. Her age? Just 10 years
old! Her picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-with-many-skills/

 

— pushing for open captions in one state

A bill is being proposed in Nebraska to force
theaters to offer open captions at theaters
with at least five screens at one location.
These captions are to be shown at least
twice a week with films that has this
open feature. Will opponents fight the
bill? Sure!

 

— Halloween prank in January

A deaf man in Florida was arrested and
charged for being a public nuisance.
What was his crime? Wearing a mop
on top of his head, knocking the
neighbor’s door, and asking to
“borrow” an egg. The deaf man said
he meant no harm, and that the mop
was a joke and he really needed one
egg. The neighbor waa not amused
because Halloween is out of season.

 

 

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

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

1/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 26, 2017

— a difficult hobby for the deaf

Birds, birds and birds out in the sky and in
the trees. Many hearing people like to go out
and identify all these different kinds of birds.
For the deaf, this hobby is difficult even
though deaf people have sharp vision.
Hearing birders listen to songs of the birds
and quickly make identification. Not always
that so with the deaf. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bird-eating-or-singing/

 

 

— a big question about the inauguration

No ASL interpreters were present at the
inauguration.

Why?

 

— a sad ending to a long time deaf organization

For years and years the Goodrich Center for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing served the deaf in the Fort
Worth, Texas area. No more. Club is closing
for good after January 27th. Lack of funding
is the reason. Very sad.

 

 

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

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

1/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

DeafDigest – 25 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 25, 2017

 

— a big risk while walking on the sidewalk

In Camden, a district in London, there is a law
that says bicyclists cannot ride on the sidewalks.
Yet, there was an announcement that police officers
will not enforce that law. This is scary for
people that walk on the sidewalks if bicyclists
race fast behind them. These bicyclists may
scream for people to keep out of the way.
Deaf people cannot hear these screams and
risk being hit from behind! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bicyclists-possibly-hitting-the-deaf-on-sidewalks/

 

 

— a non-doctor developed the first CI

We assume that it is the doctors that have designed
and developed the early CI’s. Well, in 1977 before
everyone heard of a CI, Adam Kissiah, not deaf,
designed the first CI. He was not a doctor and
never had a medical training. He was lucky.
What if his lack of medical knowledge of
a person’s skull could have botched the
first attempt at an implant?

 

— deaf but not deaf

Could a person be deaf but is not deaf? There was
a letter to the editor of a newspaper by a person
who said he was “fortunate” not to be deaf, but
has hearing impairment. There is such a thing
as mild deafness, moderate deafness, severe
deafness and profound deafness. If he says
he is not deaf but has a hearing impairment,
then what is it? Maybe he is in denial.

 

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

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

1/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 24 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 24, 2017

 
— two new deaf concerns

We have two new concerns with the new White
House. If there is a federal hiring freeze,
then deaf people may be denied such employment
opportunities with the government. For years
federal employment has been good to the deaf.
Also, the new FCC chairperson appointee
Ajit Pai does not like net neutrality.
The deaf, in recent years, have fought for
net neutrality. Without net neutrality,
our internet and cable costs may skyrocket,
placing low income deaf people at disadvantage.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/new-deaf-concerns/

 

— $120,000 is OK

Spending $120,000 is OK according to ADA regulations.
Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland) fought against
interpreters for a deaf employee, saying $120,000
per year is a high expense and is an unfair reasonable
accommodation. This hospital is part of the Johns Hopkins
School of Medicine. They have $1.9 billion dollars in
endownment, meaning $120,000 is just pennies to them!

 

— TV to disappoint us or not

Will TV disappoint us or not – during the
Super Bowl? Kriston Lee Pumphrey will be
ASL-signing the National Anthem and
America the Beautiful. In the past TV
screens have either hid the ASL singers
or viewed away from them. We shall wait
and see and either be happy or disappointed!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a fact about Dancing With the Stars old TV series
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

1/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 23, 2017

— an unusual convention that deaf person attended

A deaf person attended a convention that we would
say it is unusual. Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-at-unusual-convention/

 

— interpreter’s biggest fear many years ago

An interpreter was interviewed by a newspaper
reporter. She said she began as an “in-house”
interpreter for her deaf family while growing
up. Her biggest fear at that time was that
if she made an interpreting error, it
would affect communications between her
deaf family and the hearing person.
The interpreter said she was frightened
of it happening!

 

— deaf woman not allowed to join a hearing tour

A deaf woman wanted to join a hearing tour.
The tour directors would not allow her – because
of her deafness! They felt her deafness was
a burden they oculdn’t handle. It is not
happening in USA, but in China! As a result
she had to join hearing family members on
their tours, not always the best idea for her.

 

 

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

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

1/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 January 2017

DeafDigest Gold – January 22, 2017

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

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at no cost to you

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Deaflympics media opportunities

Deaflympics Summer Games

Samsun, Turkey

July 18-30, 2017

Seeking TV media/production crew members for upcoming daily SportsDeaf TV
news coverage of Deaflympics Summer Games. We are seeking writers, signers
and video team members with passion and experience in media, writing, and
preferably knowledgeable in deaf sports for pre/during/post production:

Producer – Coordinate crew and all SportsDeaf coverage during Deaflympics.

Field Producer – Assistant to producer, coordinates crews at venues.
interviewing people, and responsible for social media.

Sports Writer(s) – Research, compile, write stories, attend events,
conduct interviews, write caption transcripts and social media photography.

Videographer/Editor(s) – Videography, edit all video contents, video
permissions, captioning, social media photography and social media
contents.

Video Technician/Production Support – Technical troubleshooting, merge
transcripts in final caption formats, provide technical support, works
both in studio and remote locations and social media photography.

Art Director – Create show look – logo, animation, presentation,
promotional videos.

Signer/Field Reporter(s) – Interviews and presents news stories in
International Sign.

Stipends or Internship

Starting dates varies by position, producer and writer(s) start advance
planning and research work. Costs of travel to Turkey, shared
accommodations and per diems will be arranged. We are open to paid
stipends or academic/community service arrangements.

Positions on the team will be filled on ongoing basis. For more
information, send cover letter, resume and sample of works to:
Deaflympics@h3world.tv

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Text Messaging = Equal Access

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-text-messaging-equal-access/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/rude-employee-with-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/two-deaf-employees-hate-each-other/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusing-deaf-abbreviations/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-child-street-sign/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

At Fresno State, Department of Communicative Disorders
and Deaf Studies changed its name to Department of
Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies. Just keeping
up with the times, the university said.

A deaf-chat line has been installed at the
police department at London, Ontario.

Philadelphia police will be going through different
set of guidelines when dealing with the deaf.
This was the agreement made with the Department
of Justice.

Michigan Gov. Snyder has appointed Greg Pollock,
a young deaf man, to serve on the Barrier Free Design
Board.

A new sensation has surfaced in the Utah musical
scene – Maclain Drake. He is deaf, and he is
planning a special concert for the deaf – called
Vibe.

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Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
(RMHC) program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and
hard of hearing clients.  The need for qualified rehabilitation counselors
is at an all time high.  Graduates from this program find employment in
such professional areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community
mental health, and other partnering agencies.  The nationwide employment
rate for recent graduates is 96 – 100% within six months of graduation.

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as well as
proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members of
traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall 2017 school year.
Deadline is Feb 15, 2017 or until the slots are filled.  Face-to-Face
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For more information and application materials visit
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You may contact me to request for informal informational meeting on
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program, and the application process.

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Deaf Track Advisor
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WHICH MSD?
You make a new deaf friend at a deaf club.
He tells you he graduated from MSD.
MSD? Which MSD? Maryland SD or Michigan SD
or Mississippi SD or Missouri SD.
Years ago there was another MSD – Minnesota
School for the Deaf – but the school changed
its name to Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf!
Same thing with ISD – Illinois SD, Indiana SD
and Iowa SD.
These deaf abbreviations can be confusing!

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A DEAF CHILD STREET SIGN
There are many Deaf Child signs on streets everywhere in
USA.
And it is an old story that the deaf child grows up,
becomes an adult and moves away from the old house.
Yet – that sign still continues. Why wasn’t the sign
taken down?
A Department of Transportation person in one big city
said:

The parent must tell us to remove the sign. If they don’t
tell us, the sign stays there!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Every year, advocates go to Statehouse to advocate for their needs.

Sometimes advocate groups try to help get DeafBlind needs met through
legislation.

Many times they have too many bills to advocate for and they easily lose
track!

I have been trying to get DeafBlind needs met through advocacy groups.

I am now using a more direct approach that will develop a bill for us
Vermont DeafBlind!

Now waiting for the bill to be drafted.

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:

Merrimack – Hannah Neild, SO, women’s basketball

is the team’s second leading scorer at 10.1 points
per game despite starting just 11 of her team’s
18 games

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Yuya Ishii, Japan, pro baseball

he is gearing up for another season in Japanese
baseball minor leagues. He is a relief pitcher.

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— rodeo career cut short
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day
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DeafDigest – 22 January 2017

DeafDigest Blue – January 22, 2017

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ada-lawsuits-california/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-strangers-with-other-deaf-strangers/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/new-teller-not-know-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-talk-confusion/

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

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Deaflympics media opportunities

Deaflympics Summer Games

Samsun, Turkey

July 18-30, 2017

Seeking TV media/production crew members for upcoming daily SportsDeaf TV
news coverage of Deaflympics Summer Games. We are seeking writers, signers
and video team members with passion and experience in media, writing, and
preferably knowledgeable in deaf sports for pre/during/post production:

Producer – Coordinate crew and all SportsDeaf coverage during Deaflympics.

Field Producer – Assistant to producer, coordinates crews at venues.
interviewing people, and responsible for social media.

Sports Writer(s) – Research, compile, write stories, attend events,
conduct interviews, write caption transcripts and social media photography.

Videographer/Editor(s) – Videography, edit all video contents, video
permissions, captioning, social media photography and social media
contents.

Video Technician/Production Support – Technical troubleshooting, merge
transcripts in final caption formats, provide technical support, works
both in studio and remote locations and social media photography.

Art Director – Create show look – logo, animation, presentation,
promotional videos.

Signer/Field Reporter(s) – Interviews and presents news stories in
International Sign.

Stipends or Internship

Starting dates varies by position, producer and writer(s) start advance
planning and research work. Costs of travel to Turkey, shared
accommodations and per diems will be arranged. We are open to paid
stipends or academic/community service arrangements.

Positions on the team will be filled on ongoing basis. For more
information, send cover letter, resume and sample of works to:
Deaflympics@h3world.tv

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-clerk-with-hearing-customer/

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Top stories about the deaf:

911 text access in Canada has improved – except for
those living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Advocates
are already pushing for that service in that province.

Could the cost of training dogs to become hearing
ear dogs be tax deductible? Yes, according to a
tax advisor.

A new technological breakthrough or just another
nw mousetrap? Financing has been secured in
Italy to develop speech recognition on
telephones to help the deaf use the phone.

Jollibee Dagupan, a fast food chain in the
Philippines, has committed to set aside a percentage
of deaf people as new employees.

The Mississippi Department of Education is
working on increasing a weighted percentage
of funds to help education of the deaf and
of the deaf-blind.

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DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
(RMHC) program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and
hard of hearing clients.  The need for qualified rehabilitation counselors
is at an all time high.  Graduates from this program find employment in
such professional areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community
mental health, and other partnering agencies.  The nationwide employment
rate for recent graduates is 96 – 100% within six months of graduation.

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as well as
proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members of
traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall 2017 school year.
Deadline is Feb 15, 2017 or until the slots are filled.  Face-to-Face
interview on March 3rd, 2017 or during March on Videophone if unable to
attend the March 3rd face to face interview due to geography distance.

*Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified students
contingent upon continued federal funding.*

Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged tuition
at Oregon resident student rates.  Those states include Alaska, Arizona,
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North
Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit
http://www.wou.edu/graduate/ms-rehabilitation-mental-health-counseling/

You may contact me to request for informal informational meeting on
Videophone/Skype/FaceTime to learn more about our Deaf track and the RMHC
program, and the application process.

Denise Thew Hackett, PhD, MSCI (Deaf and ASL fluent)
Deaf Track Advisor
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

thewd@wou.edu

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BANK TELLER WHISPERING TO ANOTHER TELLER
You go to the same bank every week to deposit
your money.
You go to the same teller that knows you are deaf.
But this week, the same teller is busy with another
customer so you go to a different teller window.
The new teller does not know you, and says something.
Suddenly the old teller sees you and runs to the new
teller, whispering in his ear “he is deaf.”
Is this polite or is this rude?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Lip reading tale

A deaf person was talking with a hearing person
who was somewhat biased.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I don’t like the new employee because he’s intelligent

The biased hearing person actually said:
I don’t like the new employee because he’s an intellectual

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

TALKING TO THE DEAF PERSON OR PERSON BEHIND DEAF PERSON?
We always hate it when you think a hearing person is
talking to you.
He really wasn’t talking to you but talking to a hearing
person behind you.
You respond to the hearing person, and it can get all
very confusing at the same time!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

What many people may not realize is that realtime captioners must
continually stay abreast of stories in the news and update their computer
dictionaries with names and terminology. As a new administration takes the
helm in Washington, many changes will take place.

Approximately 4,000 politically appointed positions will be filled,
including more than 1,000 jobs that require Senate confirmation. New names
and faces will be in the news every day, and captioners must be diligent
to add the proper spellings of these names to their dictionaries.

Preparation is the key to good captioning. Captioners can begin by
visiting websites with information about the new Cabinet and Cabinet-level
appointees. Captioners must decide how they will write names and
terminology on their steno machine and then enter the steno and matching
English.

Over the next few months, the leadership of our country will be changing,
and realtime captioners will be preparing to provide access to the
important information that will be conveyed to the people who rely on
their captioning services.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Settlement has been reached in that Starbucks
Canada will:

– design a “request interpreter” forms
– provide ASL interpreters upon need by deaf employees
– furnish a TTY machine for each deaf employee
– provide ASL interpreters at Starbucks job fairs
– compensate Barbara Burdick, who filed the lawsuit
– accommodate deaf employees that need shift replacements

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Canada, for some reason, is getting more and more
strict with their immigration guidelines as far as
deaf immigrants are concerned. It is so bad that
the Federal Court of Canada is looking into this
issue. A hearing engineer from Philippines originally
given a temporary worker visa, wanted to bring his
wife and family along. One of the children is deaf
and this was the reason for Canada saying no. He
filed a lawsuit. Canada was afraid that disabled
immigrants would impose a burden on the national
welfare system!

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
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DeafDigest – 20 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 20, 2017

 

— cheap or expensive captions

A town decided to caption its town hall meetings.
This town asked for bids. The most expensive bid
was $190 per hour. The cheapest bid was $89.95
per hour. This lowest bid won the contract.
Good or bad? Expensive captions may show the
best quality; cheap captions may show too
many errors. Worth to make deaf people
unhappy just to save few tax dollars?
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/captioning-a-townhall-meeting/

 

— confessions of a deaf teacher that functions as hearing

A deaf teacher, in a hearing classroom, depends on his
hearing aid to “function” as a hearing person. He said
handling the classroom is not easy and is challenging –
always problems understanding some students, accidentally
walking away when a student is trying to say something,
always dealing with noise and always misunderstanding
what the student is trying to say!

 

— surviving a bad railroad system

A deaf person rides the train to work every day.
This railroad system is bad – no displays,
no public announcements, no explanation for
delays and emergencies or track changes, etc.
A hearing rider can ask around to get as much
information as possible. Not always with that
deaf person. How does the deaf person survive?
He rides the same train at same time every day
and pretty much knows the faces of the hearing
riders that get off at the same stations. When
there are problems, this deaf person “follows”
the hearing riders without them aware of
being watched by a deaf “eye”!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs & also opportunity with Deaflympiccs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

1/15/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 19 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 19, 2017

 

— the warrant and the deaf home resident

The police came to a deaf person’s home,
looking for a suspect. The deaf person
answered the door and gave permission
to come inside and look around. The police
decided to stay out – and to get a
warrant for a judge to sign. The police
was afraid of misunderstandings with
the deaf person – so to play it safe,
they got a warrant. For some reason
an interpreter wasn’t requested
with the warrant.

http://deafdigest.com/police-warrant/

 

— do not assume Deaf Relay will announce caller’s deafness

In the past Deaf Relay operators will announce that the
deaf person is on the phone. Not any more due to change
in policy. Yet, many deaf callers are not aware of it,
thinking hearing people on the other line know about
it, while actually they may not know of the deafness.
This is something a deaf user may need to keep this
in mind.

 

— Uber or Lyft for deaf drivers

Which is the better employer of deaf drivers –
Uber or Lyft? There are deaf drivers that
drove for both at same time but stayed
with Uber. Others have stayed with Lyft!
It is like selecting Coke over Pepsi or
Pepsi over Coke – a matter of subtle
taste preferences. Best is to drive
for both companies and then make
comparisons. Uber may have some feature
that Lyft doesn’t and vice versa.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs & also opportunity with Deaflympiccs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf police officer shot in line of duty
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

1/15/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 18 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 18, 2017

 
— deaf person in brown jacket

A deaf person in a brown jacket went
to a sub sandwich place to order a
cheesesteak stub. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/brown-jacket/

 

— trial of deaf man dropped for one reason

A deaf man in Oklahoma was supposed to
stand a trial on charges of resisting
arrest by a police officer. After much
thought the prosecutor and the judge
agreed to drop the trial. The defendant’s
attorney asked for six interpreters,
including Certified Deaf Interpreters
because the deaf man only had a limited
knowledge of ASL. Since the deaf man
was well known in the deaf community,
the CDI’s had to come from out of
state. All that would cost too much
money for the court to pay – and
so, the trial was dropped!

 

— Beethoven surprises we didn’t know about

A hearing musician who is a Beethoven
historian said there were some surprises
about Beethoven. His music was never
recorded, just his written notes.
He was flexible with each performance
depending on audience responses.
He only played in Vienna, never traveling
to concerts in other nations. He loved
studying Indian and African music.
His music, especially the Ninth
Symphony was a blend of different
kinds of music, It was not just
Viennese music.

 

Latest deaf jobs & also opportunity with Deaflympiccs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

1/15/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 17 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 17, 2017

 

— one of the world’s best wine tasters

Wine is popular all over the world, especially
these Italian wines. The most important person
in the wine industry is the wine taster. If
he decides the flavor is bad, it practically
dooms that wine. One of the most famous
wine tasters in Italy is Giulio Gambelli.
He is deaf. He commnicated with everyone
with eyes, facial expressions, and gestures.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-wine-taster/

 

— three best deaf actors named by entertainment web site

Who are our three best deaf actors according to an
entertainment web site (zimbio)? The top three are
Marlee Matlin, Linda Bove and Russell Harvard.
Do keep in mind we have many other great deaf actors;
Zimbio just only named three of them. This being
said, this is not a reflection on those not
selected.

 

— a scary thing with interpreting laws

Word is going around in Great Britain that the
Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act may
be repealed. This law asks for specialized
interpreting (legal, medical, oral, etc).
If it is repealed, then agencies could look
for lowest cost interpreters regardless of
their skills and specialized knowledge.
Could this happen in USA? This is the scary
part!

 

— opportunity with Deaflympics
go to: http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

 

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

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

1/15/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 16 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 16, 2017

 

— a deaf musical surprise

We have a some deaf people that are recognized
for their musical skills – two examples, Eve
Glennie and Sean Forbes. There is another one and
it is a surprise. Douglas Munyendo, who is deaf with no
residual hearing nor speaking skills, is becoming
a sensation in Kenya, with his rapper music.
He goes by his musical name – Lal Daggy. He
has his work recorded at a top Kenyan
musical studio, and performs at concerts
and night clubs. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-kenyan-rapper/

 

— be careful when entering a side door

A deaf man went to the court house to pay his
parking ticket. He made one mistake – entering
the court through a side door instead of through
the front entrance that had security gates.
Several sheriffs confronted him and physically
threw him out onto the street. He incurred
injuries that required medical attention.
He did tell the sheriffs he was deaf, but
they just threw him out! He filed a
lawsuit – and after a five year battle,
reached settlement with the province
of Alberta. The sheriffs who roughed
him up were fired.

 

— walking with eyes, not with ears

A deaf writer gave this advice – if you
go out for any reason (errands, eating
out, etc), make sure to use eyes.
Look all over to see who is in front
of you and who is behind you. Make
sure you have full vision; if something
is blocking your vision, such as a tree,
them move around until you get full
vision. While walking, look at people
and where they are going. Hearing
people do these things – with their
ears; we just have to do with our eyes!

 

 

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

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

1/15/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 15 January 2017

DeafDigest Gold – January 15, 2017

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

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Old Fogey

Overblown good intentions

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-overblown-good-intentions/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigeset.com/deaf-hate-this-boss/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-accounting-codes/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/rude-employee-with-deaf-employee/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/two-deaf-employees-hate-each-other/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Pepsi and the Super Bowl http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Great Britain changed the rules on deaf getting
welfare checks. These changes have caused
undue hardship on the deaf people in need.
This was the comment made by a Deaf Advocate.

After a long time, the city of Hampton, VA finally
decided what to do with the long-closed campus of
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. It will
be converted for business use.

Julee Nist has been chosen as the new superintendent
of the Illinois School for the Deaf. She moves up
from her position as principal at Pennsylvania
School for the Deaf.

What does Marlee Matlin have to say about
Obama? She said she was awed by his
class and intelligence.

The Disability Rights New York filed a lawsuit,
saying that 911 text advances is still too slow
and too backyard to serve the needs of the
deaf in New York.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

RUDE OR NOT RUDE?
A deaf employee was arguing with a hearing employee
about a work matter.
Suddenly the hearing employee walked away. The deaf
employee screamed at him – don’t walk away. The hearing
employee ignored him.
The deaf man chased the hearing employee and saw him
on the telephone at his desk.
The deaf man realized the hearing man heard the phone
ring at his desk so went there to pick up the phone.
Was it rude or not rude? The hearing person should
have gestured that there is a phone call, but he didn’t
gesture.

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WO DEAF IN A BIG FACTORY OF 10,000 EMPLOYEES
At a big factory, there are two deaf employees.
This factory is in a small town where Deaf Community
is small. That factory has over 10,000 hearing employees.
Both deaf employees hate each other, and they
don’t talk to each other every day.
They admit that their social life is lonely in that
small town!
It is sad.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/two-deaf-employees-hate-each-other/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

DeafBlind people need to find accessible ways to read books.

Large print books are available from your state library which they mail to you at no charge.

The National Library Service for the Blind has lots of books, including talking books.

For others who need braille, there are hard copy Braille books. They are very thick depending on which book you order!

Also you can get electronic books from BookShare and download them to your computer or smartphone.

You can either read these with your ZoomText or Braille displays!

Note: You must be eligible to obtain those books.

Happy reading!

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

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

part of newspaper story re Cali Bunn, transferring to University
of Hawaii after spending a semester at Tulane

Meanwhile, UH gains another decorated player in Bunn, who comes to
Hawai’i   after spending her initial semester of college at Tulane. The
native of Encinitas, Calif., and graduate of Cathedral Catholic High School,
was a 2016 AVCA high school beach honorable mention All-American.

She was also a member of the U.S. women’s national team th captured
the gold medal at the 2016 World Deaf Volleyball in Washington, D.C.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

deaf tennis

Lee falls at the final hurdle

Duck Hee Lee was one win away from making his debut in
the Australian Open main draw, but it was not to be.

The South Korean would go down 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 in a touch over two hours to
Alexander Bublik in the qualifying competition round in Melbourne on
Saturday.

The deaf teenager improved on his performance in the qualifying rounds
last year, getting to within one match win of making the main draw in the
men’s singles. In 2016, Lee only managed a Q1 appearance.

Instead, it will be the 19-year-old Bublik from Kazakhstan who will make
his debut at Melbourne Park after securing one of the 16 qualifying spots.

However, at 18 years of age, eight-time ITF Futures winner Lee will have
plenty opportunities over the coming years to make his dream come true.

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Kevin Hall vs best deaf golfers
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafDigest – 15 January 2017

DeafDigest Blue – January 15, 2017

Blue Edition
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/rome-restaurants/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/joke-interview/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-ada-lawsuits-california/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-strangers-with-other-deaf-strangers/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Fortune 500 corporation president 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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Top stories about the deaf:

There is a drive in Hong Kong to make sign language
an official language of the deaf.

The U.S. Justice Department is now involved in the lawsuit
against the Florida Department of Corrections, saying
the deaf inmates have been continuously mistreated.

Gavin Reid, British deaf yachtsman, was given a national
award for rescuing a hearing yachtsman that was in
distress. Both yachts were racing against each other,
but Gavin disregarded his yacht’s chances of winning
in order to save the life of a rival.

The deaf were excluded from a disability conference that
addressed the best ways to empower these people in
the Singaporean society. An irony? Yes!

The EEOC said that deaf applicants & deaf employees
are entitled to accommodation with everything – be it
job interviews, on the job and job training, staff
meetings and even during exit interviews. Employers
cannot skip any of these phases in the work place.

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

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

DO CALIFORNIA PEOPLE LOVE ADA LAWSUITS?
Do California people love to file ADA lawsuits?
Why is DeafDigest asking this question?
Because 40 percent of ADA lawsuits in USA are from
California!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Lip reading tale

A deaf employee told the supervisor of technical problems
with the work computer.

The deaf employee thought the supervisor said:
I will call helpless

The supervisor actually said:
I will call helpdesk

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

EATING AT A RESTAURANT
Two deaf people entered a restaurant and saw two other
deaf people chatting at one table. These two deaf people
were strangers to the other two deaf people.
Should these two deaf people introduce themselves to
the other two deaf people – like this – Hi, I am deaf?
Hard to say. Hearing people don’t introduce themselves
to strangers and say – Hi, I am hearing!
Perhaps this is OK in a small town, but possibly not
OK in a big city like New York or Los Angeles?

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“How does that machine work?” Over the years, as a court reporter and CART captioner using a steno machine, I cannot tell you the number of times that I have heard this question.

It is a little difficult to answer that in a single sentence. Today’s steno machines are intricate computers themselves, and they record the keystrokes that are being entered by the court reporter or captioner.
The steno machine is usually hooked up either via a cable or in a wireless manner to another computer. That computer has Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) software loaded on it. The CAT software accepts input from a steno keyboard and translates it into text.

The most important part of making the words translate properly is what is called the dictionary or dictionaries that the captioner or court reporter has loaded in that CAT software program. A dictionary is a list of words, phrases, punctuation, and symbols and the associated steno. It basically tells the computer how to translate what the captioner is writing on the steno machine.

As the captioner writes on the steno machine, the CAT software matches the steno being written with entries in the dictionary and translates those strokes into English.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Weather is crazy in USA. Hot in one part of USA
while freezing in other part of USA.
What did one school district in Connecticut have
to say about the “heat wave” hitting the area few
weeks ago?
It said that money saved on fuel is earmarked
towards $125,000 needed to educate a deaf student
that resides in the district.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Deaf Canadians have massed for a protest rally
over the shutting down of the government-financed
relay center. The trial basis service in operation
for nearly two years in British Columbia and Alberta
are being closed on January 15h. And the deaf people
are not too happy about it.

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DeafDigest – 13 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 13, 2017

 

— deaf in a TV contest program

A new TV show is coming up in Great Britain –
The Big Painting Challenge. The judges will
look at the paintings of amateur artists
and decide which one is the best. One of
the contestants in a future program is
deaf. This is great because we do not see
too many deaf participants in all of these
TV contests. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-in-tv-contest/

 

— a big irony with a deaf school budget

Budgets are always a big issue with deaf schools.
And there is a big irony – The Montana School for
the Deaf and the Blind offered to return
$250,000 to the state. It is four percent of
the school budget. The state government
was complaining about making budget cuts
with different state departments. Did
the state grab $250,000 from the deaf school
budget? No! The state government more or
less was embarrassed by the school offer.
That amount represented four teaching slots
at the school that went unfilled.

 

— Deaf during the Super Bowl Day

We look forward to the Super Bowl. We wonder which
TV commercials are captioned and which are not.
And we wonder if the TV will show the ASL signer
of the National Anthem or ignore it (as usual).
And there is a Super Bowl performer that is deaf.
It is Doobert, a deaf puppy that will participate
in the annual Puppy Bowl. Will Doobert score a
touchdown or make us laugh?

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a deaf civil war story, fact or myth
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

1/08/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 12 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 12, 2017

 

— big “deaf” role in a new movie

A new movie is coming up – Finding Mom.
It is a French comedy about a family being
surprised by a deaf stranger knocking on
their door. This stranger said he is
their son! They couple felt the deaf son
was a scam – but the woman accepts him
as the child she never had. It didn’t
say, however, if it is the real child
or if it was a scam. Anyway DeafDigest
is disappointed that this “deaf” son
is a fake-deaf actor, not a real
deaf actor. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/real-parents-or-fake-parents-of-deaf/

 

— District Court rules against the deaf

There was a lawsuit filed by a group of deaf people
that live in The Villages in Florida, saying
that the Villages District and Villages Charter School
have discriminated against the deaf. The District
Court supported the decision of the lower court,
saying ADA laws were not violated. Next step –
Supreme Court? Or just forget it? Court said
that defendants are not a service nor a program
or an activity, and therefore not subject to ADA.
The big issue was lack of captions and lack of
interpreters in these Villages programs open
to Village residents.

 

— deaf hikers lost and rescued

A deaf couple from Southern California, along with
their guide, hiked the trails at Crater Lake National
Park in Oregon. A surprise snow storm trapped
them, forcing them to seek shelter in a
trails rest room. They were rescued by a
search party – and all is OK.

 

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

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

1/08/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 11 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 11, 2017

 

— deaf text helps hearing

Two burglars broke into a house of a hearing person.
This home owner heard the break-in but was
afraid to call police on emergency phone number
because the burglars would hear the voice.
Instead he texted the police on deaf emergency
number. The police quickly came over to arrest
these burglars. It happened in France. The
deaf emergency text is 114, which is same as
our 911 text. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/making-the-arrest/

 

— cruise complaint

A deaf couple went on a cruise. During the
cruise, they complained that the TV on the
pool deck was not captioned. They asked
the cruise director to turn on the captions,
and he refused. A hearing person told the
deaf couple that voice on the deck TV
was also turned off! So, deaf discrimination
and hearing discrimination are equal.
ADA? Cruise was outside of USA waters.

 

— Cheesecake Factory’s mistake

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that
Cheesecake Factory hired a deaf employee
and quickly fired him few days later.
That fired employee filed ADA discrimination
case against Cheesecake Factory. It was
learned that Cheesecake Factory thought
they were obeying ADA by using written
notes to communicate with the deaf
employee. They were wrong because the
deaf employee, himself an immigrant,
struggled with written notes.

 

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

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

1/08/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 10 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 10, 2017

 

— a way for the deaf to serve the military

We have several young deaf men that want to
serve in the military but cannot – because
of their deafness. There seems to be a way
around – while not directly serving in
the military! There was a story about a
member of the Ohio Military Reserve.
This unit helps support the National
Guard, and it was the deaf man’s best
option.

A picture of a famous deaf person,
while undergoing military training:

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

 

— sign language chat with a pharmaceutical company

Sanofi, the largest pharmaceutical company in France
is now doing something for the deaf – establishing
a sign language chat line for deaf consumers. The
deaf can ask about dosage, treatments, and possible
side effects of medicine they are taking. This
is a big deal because we don’t see Pfizer, Merck & Co,
Eli Lilly & Co and others offering this such ASL
chat line in USA!

 

— an electro-mechanical fingerspelling hand

An engineer posted on his resume an idea of a
an electro-mechanical fingerspelling hand
to help the deaf-blind with communications.
Will it work? There was a federal grant
during the early eighties to develop a
special fingerspelling device for the
deaf-blind. Plus there were several other
attempts. All of them did not work.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Supreme Court and Deaf Education
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

1/08/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 09 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 9, 2017

 

— Seattle Times story about the cash register

The Seattle Times printed a comment about the
cash register and the deaf. See the picture at

http://deafdigest.com/cash-register-and-deaf/

 

— big irony with a deaf businessman

Mark Wafer, who is deaf, owns seven Tim Hortons
(like our Dunkin’ Donuts) in Canada and hires
the deaf. As a kid growing up, he wanted
to play soccer, but was not allowed. People
in his home town town thought soccer was too
dangerous for the deaf. The irony is that
he was allowed to race cars, and he did for
few years!

 

— TV network for the deaf

Karen Graham, former Atlanta TV news
anchor, is planning to start a deaf ASL
TV network. In case one is wondering, it
is not the first-time deaf ASL TV network.
The honor goes to the Silent Network
which started in 1979. It merged with
the Americas Disability channel to become
Kaleidoscope Television in 1990. Five
years later it became a 24-hour channel.
When it closed in 2000, Davideo restarted
it in 2000 and it continues under the
direction of David Pierce (DeafDigest’s
Old Fogey cartoonist). One can read
the history at:

www.thesilentnetwork.tv

 

 

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

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

1/08/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 08 January 2017

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http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Old Fogey

Can you READ my lips NOW?

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-can-you-read-my-lips-now/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cruel-deaf-punishment/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-to-job/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigeset.com/deaf-hate-this-boss/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-accounting-codes/

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

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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Top stories about the deaf:

Banks in India do not have devices that help
the deaf with their banking matters. This is the
accusation lodged by Poonam Pardesi, a deaf
activist who was not able to get her funds
withdrawn during the latest national
banking crisis.

Australia is making services for the deaf and the
disabled a low priority with its national budget.
As a result, agencies serving the deaf and the
disabled are facing budget cuts.

According to a Missouri newspaper story,
Maryville, a small town, does not have a deaf
community – yet it did not stop children in
a kindergarten class from learning ASL. A
spokesperson aid that one can never know
when sign language might be useful at
any time in the future.

An avid reader of New York Times said that the newspaper does not caption its videos.
The Times management said they’re looking
into it and has sort of promised changes.

A scam has been going on in San Antonio,
Texas. A person has been going door to
door soliciting funds for Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children, saying the
school is broke and needs money.
The school said it is not broke and
has not authorized anyone to solicit
funds on its behalf.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

THE ANGRY HEARING BOSS
Deaf people hate this hearing boss. He is an
immigrant with zero understanding of American
culture and American customs and American
manners.
He cannot communicate with the deaf; he hates
to write notes. When he is angry, often over
“nothing” issues, his face gets red, his lips
are locked, and his fists are also locked.
Why was he hired if he cannot communicate
with the deaf?
Because he is a MIT graduate with a “long”
list of accomplishments, and without thinking
the agency hired him.
A day after he was hired, it was too late
to fire him!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigeset.com/deaf-hate-this-boss/

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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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CODE IN ACCOUNTING NOT IMPORTANT FOR DEAF
A deaf person is an accountant for a government
agency.
He memorizes many accounting codes such as
EEO, EA, CCM, etc, etc.
He also knows the code – RE. One day his
boss came over to him to discuss the RE code,
only that the boss said it was RT.
RT? The deaf employee was puzzled. The boss
was talking too fast and did not have time to
sit down to write notes to explain what it was.
After a while, he realized RE is the same
thing as RT, but the boss continued to call it
RT.
He retired many years later, still not really
understanding what RT meant, but the boss never
scolded him for not understanding RT!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

When I need interpreter services for events, typically the referral service will search for Deaf Interpreters.

For me this is OK but in many situations I find it is still a communication barrier.

I know many people who are hearing that want to interact with me.

Deaf Interpreters are not perfect for this situation.

Recently I made a request for interpreter service for a funeral.

I specifically requested hearing interpreters so that I could interact extensively with hearing people.

Unfortunately the referral service only could find Deaf Interpreters available.  This is frustrating for me.

It seems that the hearing interpreters were already booked (or assume I will use Deaf Interpreters?) and so my choices are extremely limited.

Note: there is a hearing interpreter for platform but my social interaction options will be few!

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:

Grant Isenbarger

senior

hockey

Indiana University–Puuerd University Fort Wayne (IPFW)

IPFW does not field a varsity team but has a club team

his profile is at:
http://ipfwhockey.com/?page_id=2905

web site is not updated with scores and stats; but tweets
have said the club has played 16 games during this fall
semester. It also listed top three scorers; Grant is not
on that list.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Dan Kadlec

Canada

world championship arm wrestling participant

his profile is at:
http://www.hookit.com/members/dankadlec/?media_id=b2bc5e66-1975-4db5-b48d-dda452c308ac

not sure if he is still actively competing or has
retired because his last posted match took place
in 2015.

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Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf goalie, USA national soccer team tryouts
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DeafDigest – 08 January 2017

DeafDigest Blue – January 8, 2017

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-accents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-cell-phone/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/rome-restaurants/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/joke-interview/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf manager of a banking branch office 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?

The Recovery Network is here to help you get your life back
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Phone/VideoPhone: 856.874.8230
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Top stories about the deaf:

Great Britain is trying very hard to deport
a 6-year old deaf Iraqi refugee, who emigrated
to Germany with his family, and then enrouted to England. Germany would not take the boy back
and the see-saw battle continues,

UConn Health agrees to improve services for deaf patients per agreement with the Feds over
discrimination claims.

Julianne Gold Brunson, a deaf woman and a former
Broadway actress, was the featured speaker at
a Charlotte, NC event that seeks to empower
the capabilities of the deaf.

A government social service branch has been
accused of not securing interpreters for
deaf clients that make social welfare appointments.
Not in USA, but in Great Britain.

A big reason why there is a group of vegans in
Miami, Florida is a deaf woman. She has been
a vegan for 15 years and her views towards
food has been guiding force behind the
hearing vegan group.

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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

more information:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BREAKING A LAW IN ROME
Rome, in Italy, is one of the world’s great
cities. It is very popular with tourists.
Yet, many restaurants in Rome break the
law.
Menus must be posted on the wall. Many
restaurants don’t – and if the restaurant
staff can’t speak English, it can be difficult
for deaf tourists!

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

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Lip reading tale

A deaf man and a hearing man were arguing about
something.

Deaf man thought hearing man said:
Is this the Ruth?

The hearing man actually said:
Is this the truth?

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

IMPOSSIBLE JOB INTERVIEW
It happened many years before ADA. A
deaf person, looking for a job, was
given an interview by an impatient,
fast-talking boss.
The interview was a joke. The boss
talked very fast, impossible for the
deaf person to understand.
Then the boss stopped, shook hands
with the deaf person and led him out of
the office.
What happened? Deaf person still didn’t
know what happened!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Over the holiday season, many TV stations have featured special holiday-themed programming. We have seen special sports and entertainment shows. Now, as the holiday season comes to an end, we will find many TV shows beginning their new seasons.

Personally, I have seen a number of shows over this holiday season where the captioning has been absolutely fabulous, but I have also seen instances where the captioning was very poor or totally overlooked.

Unfortunately, there are people out there who do not think that captioning is important. They may try to pay as little as possible, so if that means poor quality captioning or no captioning, that may be what they will try to do. They may feel that no one is watching the captioning, so it doesn’t matter.

As caption viewers, we should also be advocates for captioning. If we see a show where the captioning is horrible, we need to let the cable companies, television stations, and captioning companies know this. If the television stations are using people who are unqualified just because they don’t charge very much, we have to communicate to them that that is not acceptable. We must let them know that someone is watching the captioning.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The US Access Board came up with a list of
recommendations to make courtrooms fully accessible
to the disabled, the deaf included.
The list included 13 recommendations. Only one
was deaf-related, and that is the installation of
assistive listening devices.
There is one serious omission. There was nothing
on the list re sightlines. Just hope these Access
Board people realize that sightlines is as vital
to the deaf and the hard of hearing as much as
ramps are to those that use the wheelchair.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Katie Leclerc, a moderately-deaf woman with the
“Switched At Birth” TV series, was interviewed.
She told the reporter that she may have to work as
long as 14 hours a day just to get these scenes
in for the filming. This also includes work on
her hair and makeup and then the wardrobe.

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 06 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 6, 2017

 

— two way radio and deaf job applicant

Deaf people cannot use two-way radios. A
deaf person applied for a job. The
job description required use of two way
radio. Deaf person was not offered a job
for that reason. He filed a discrimination
lawsuit – and won! The judge said that
the employer must find a way for the deaf
person to function on the job – without –
using two-way radio. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-and-two-way-radio/

 

— newspaper story is unfair

A newspaper story said:

Why some people turned down a ‘medical miracle’ and
decided to stay deaf

This is unfair. Placing a CI on an older deaf person,
who has never learned to understand speech, is not
a medical miracle. Yes, that person may hear loud
noises – but will not understand voices (face to
face, telephone, radio, etc). CI is ok if the
deaf person wants to follow loud noises. But if
the deaf person does not want to be bothered by
loud noises, then CI may not be the best idea!

 

— Netflix’s 2016 best horror movie

DeafDigest has mentioned Hush, as a horror
movie involving a deaf character (unfortunately
played by a hearing person). This “deaf”
horror movie was mentioned in a press
release as Netflix’s best 2016 horror movie.
Just wish it was played by a deaf actor.

 

 

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

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

1/01/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 5, 2017

 
— lucky deaf apprentices in factories

The Department for Education (in Great Britain)
passed new rules, that allow young deaf people
with British Sign Language skills to qualify
as job apprentices. In the past they had
to read and write satisfactorily. Do keep
in mind many hearing apprentices do not
read and write that well. DeafDigest has
one concern – what if the factory calls
for a last-minute staff meeting to discuss
new manufacturing procedures? Waiting
for an interpreter can take a long time,
and what if the apprentices struggle
with written notes from volunteers?
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/british-deaf-apprentice/

 

— bad, bad super-thin TV sets

Super-thin TV sets are bad for deaf people
that either wear a CI or a hearing aid.
A high tech expert said that these
super-thin curved flat screen TV
sets do not produce good sound!
Doesn’t bother the non-CI or
non-hearing aid deaf, though!

 

— strange captions

Some hearing people, watching captions that
were turned on TV, said sometimes it would
show something like:

%*&)#%)@!)))#?|{

A programmer said it was a programming
error in the captioning machine. Anyway
it can be quite frustrating.

 

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

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

1/01/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 04 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 4, 2017

 

— sickening picture at a fast food restauarant

A deaf patron ordered his food at a fast food
restaurant. One thing went wrong. Angry about it,
this deaf person took a picture, that you can
look at:

http://deafdigest.com/picture-at-fast-food-restaurant/

 

— deaf-owned businesses in Austin

A newspaper story said that there are about 30 deaf-owned
businesses in Austin, Texas. True or not true? Hard
to say. There may be full time deaf employees that operate
their own part-time businesses on the side. Does that
count towards as a deaf-owned business? And also –
is it possible that because of inability to find
a full-time job, a deaf person is forced to establish
own business? When a figure (30) is given, then
there are always questions!

 

— relay center destroyed

In Georgia, a relay center building was destroyed.
It was the fault of bad storm that hit the building,
destroying everything. Fifty employees had to
escape the destroyed building, but unfortuntaly
two were hurt. Both injuries were luckily minor.
The relay operator is now looking for a temporary
building. It is not known, however, if active
calls were being fielded at the time of disaster.

 

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

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

1/01/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 03 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 3, 2017

 

— NFL again looks at Gallaudet

The NFL draft comes up late in April.
And for the third time in recent years,
the NFL has looked at a player from
Gallaudet. It was Tony Tatum, and
then Adham Talaat. Now it is
Carneilus Smith. Tatum wasn’t
drafted but played two seasons in
Arena Football. Talaat, not drafted,
participated in three NFL tryout
camps and then played in the
now-defunct Experimental Football
League. Will the third time be
the charm?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/nfl-prospect-from-gallaudet/

 

— surprise for deaf or not really a surprise

Karen Graham, not deaf, is a past Atlanta TV
news anchor. She made an announcement of a
surprise new venture that would serve the
deaf community. The announcement would be
made on January 5th. A real big surprise
or a “nothing-new” surprise? Just
stay tuned.

 

— deaf nightmares in hospitals

A deaf female senior citizen was in a
hospital for six days – without an
interpreter. Another one was that a
deaf man was admitted to the hospital
three times, and sent back home
each time – because of no interpreter.
He finally got an interpreter when the
deaf man’s family filed a legal
complaint with the hospital staff.
These took place, not in USA, but
in Australia!

 

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

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

1/01/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 02 January 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 2, 2017

 
— deaf school superintendent opposed deaf-deaf marriage

Could a superintendent of a deaf school try to pass
a state law forbidding marriage between a deaf man
and a deaf woman? It happened in 1916 when
Frank M. Driggs, the superintendent, Utah Schools
for the Deaf and Blind, tried to push this bill
through state legislature. Of course, it failed.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/utah-school-superintendent/

 

 

— A special sign language program on TV

Fashion News Lifestyle Network, shown on
FilmOn TV and FOTV digital network,
will have a special sign language program
on TV. Details about that program, however,
is not available right now. What is known
is that this program is available only
by subscription.

 

— free CI is not really free

In India, a hospital gave a two-year old
deaf boy a free CI. The father was very
thrilled about this free operation.
His thrill was shortlived – the hospital
told him it has no audiologist on its
staff and that he must make appointments
elsewhere for post-operative follow ups
at his own expense (that the family
cannot afford)! A sick joke? Yes.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— hiring a consultant in a movie for nothing
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

1/01/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 01 January 2017

DeafDigest Gold – January 1, 2017

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:

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Old Fogey

Acoustic Research

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-acoustic-research/

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cruel-deaf-punishment/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-to-job/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— scared at airport ticket counter 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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to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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Year 2016 – selected deaf individuals that departed us

http://deafdigest.com/2016-deaf-deaths/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Physicians have been encouraged to learn signs in
Mumbai to communicate with deaf patients. This
part of a drive initiated by a medical service
serving patients in need.

A deaf video operator recorded Merry Christmas
as greeted in 57 different sign languages.

A newspaper story said that the Minnesota Commission on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing is underfunded
and not able to completely serve the needs of the
deaf!

Advocates have been asking this question:

Disability is often written out of history. We need to ask why?

The Vermont Board of Education has set up
new standards for groups that want to
establish approved independent schools.
Mentioned in that story was the closed
Austine School for the Deaf. A deaf
advocate said it is no big deal because
the state has shown no inclination to set
up a new school for the deaf.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A CRUEL DEAF PUNISHMENT
A deaf employee in the federal government did not get
along with other employees and with the supervisor.
The deaf employee was right about many things. But the
hearing people hated the deaf employee.
The deaf employee was given a cruel punishment. He was
transferred to a new office – without windows, and all
by himself with no one to talk to. And to make things
worse, no work assignments.
Just come to work. Sit in the office. Do nothing
all day.
The deaf employee quit.

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

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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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF STAY IN ONE JOB OR JUMP FROM JOB TO JOB
Many deaf people find a job and stay with it for
many years. It is always a fear of not finding a new
job if he quits his long-time job.
Many hearing people jump from one job to job; they
are called job-hoppers or job-jumpers.
Who is right? Stay in one job and suffer from bad
bosses and bad employees or to quit and hope to find
another new job?

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Happy New Year!

I want to take this time to thank you all for the support you have given
your DeafBlind friends last year.

Now we are in 2017 and it will bring us new challenges.

The change of administration at the White House and the changes in our
Legislature (and coming changes in judicial branch), do not appear to be
DeafBlind friendly ones.

We will need more energy to protect our rights and meet our needs.

It is very important we all work together to make positive outcomes against
increasing odds.

My friends who are DeafBlind, let’s get together and set goals for year
2017!

Here are mine:

–       National SSP services for DeafBlind

–       Accessible telecommunication for DeafBlind

– Yours????

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:

Lauren Godfrey

sophomore

women’s basketball

Grace College

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

her stats:

started one game (of her team’s 16 games)

averages 15.4 minutes per game; as part of the team’s
regular rotation of 5 starters and 5 subs

2.8 points per game scoring average

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Michael Lizarraga

pro basketball

Ostioneros De Guaymas team
Mexican basketball league

his profile is at:
http://basketball.eurobasket.com/player/Michael-Lizarraga/Mexico/Ostioneros-de-Guaymas/161384

stats:

played 48 games, second highest with his team

averaged 20.5 minutes per game

averaged 8.5 points per game

averaged 3.3 rebounds per game

72 of 198 three point attempts made

one of the team’s top 3 point shooters

he is able to play pro basketball in Mexico because
of his dual citizenship status (with USA)

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Deaf Sports Collections update
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Deaf Sports picture of the week
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-attorneys-and-the-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-and-missing-file/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-accents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-cell-phone/

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

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Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

something to laugh or to cry

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

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Year 2016 – top monthly deaf news

http://deafdigest.com/2016-top-monthly-deaf-news/

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Top stories about the deaf:

In Bahawalpur, Pakistan, a crowd of deaf people
stormed a government building. They claimed
that hirinq quotas, with set asides, for deaf applicants, isn’t working. And that
employers ignore these mandated hiring
quotas.

The first International Forum for Deaf
in Arabic nations too place recently
in Cairo, Egypt.

Ambrose Murangira, the CEO of the
Uganda National Association of the Deaf said
that the deaf is the last to be hired
and the first to be fired.

The Nepal Association of the Hard of Hearing
has demanded that all hard of hearing people be certified as disabled in order to receive
same privileges the government gives to the
deaf!

The Cycling UK in Scotland chairperson raised the
issue of banning headphones while cycling, pointing out to deaf cyclists that are permitted
to wear aids.

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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 MYSTERY DURING TV MOVIE THAT DEAF DON’T KNOW ABOUT
Many deaf people love to watch captioned movies
on TV.
There is a mystery about it that deaf people don’t
know about.
For example – there was a movie about a family
in Ireland. A woman, from Buffalo, NY, moved to
Ireland and fell in love with an Irish man.
The actress who played the role of a Buffalo
woman was born in Ireland.
A hearing person watching the movie would know
about these different accents, and think the plot
is a fake.
A deaf person would not know it.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-accents/

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Lip reading tale

a hearing friend was introducing his friend to a deaf person

Deaf person thought hearing person said:
This is Bob Berke

Hearing person actually said:
This is Bob Burke

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A LOST DEAF CELL PHONE
When a hearing loses his cell phone in his
home, he uses another telephone to ring up the
number. When he hears the ring, he tries to locate
the lost cell phone.
When a deaf person loses his cell phone, it is
too bad!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we celebrate the holidays, it might be fun to look at how some of our holiday terms are written in steno and a couple potential mistakes that could happen if captioners and court reporters aren’t careful.

The mistaken sentence translated as:
“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Chris Massey.”

This should read:
“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Christmasy.”

Another mistaken sentence:
“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hannah Cabell collar for her dog.”

This should read:
“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hanukkah bell collar for her dog.”

HAP/PEU/HAPB/TPHU/KA/-RBGS/PHER/REU/KREUS/PHAS/APBD/HAP/PEU/TPHAOU/KWRAOER/-FPLT
In English the steno reads:

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Come January 2nd, many eyes will be on Bob Davila
as he comes on board as interim president of
Gallaudet University.
Gallaudet is entering the most critical period
of its 143-year existence.
As a career educator Davila has overcome and
solved problems and challenges in his profession.
He will draw on these years of experience to right
Gallaudet onto its future course.
We all welcome Davila on his first day on the
job.

editor’s note: Davila did a masterful job in
righting the Gallaudet ship, leaving the
administration in great hands for future
presidents to come

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Just about every 2-year and 4-year college has Disabled
Student Services. One such college is College of Lake County,
a community college in Illinois. A newspaper story was
written up about that college – which stressed that
approximately 850 students were identified as disabled.
And that just 600 of them seek services from the Disabled
Student Services, which is about 70 percent. The story,
however, did not mention if there were deaf or hard of
hearing students that would refuse such services?

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