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Posts published in February 2017

DeafDigest – 28 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 28, 2017

— angry legislator rips up a bill

Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, Iowa legislator, hated the
bill that would have ended licensing requirements
for many professions, including interpreters.
As a result, he ripped up the bill in half.
People watching him from the gallery all rose
up in cheers! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/angry-legislator/

 

— a big concert not captioned on TV

A big event in Wales is a musical festival –
the Cyngerdd Gwyl Ddewi, a St David Day Concert.
Deaf music lovers watched the program, expecting
it to be captioned. It wasn’t and people are
angry about it. They said the broadcaster
discriminated against the deaf. The broadcaster
denied it, saying there were two reasons for
no captions – copyright issues and also
difficulty in translating Welsh songs into
English language. What would the deaf Americans
say if the recent Oscar program wasn’t captioned!

 

— app to improve customer service for deaf

Working with Bermuda Islands Association of the Deaf,
an American high tech company is developing
an app to help public service companies deal with
their deaf customers (telecoms, power suppliers,
banks, insurance companies, etc). No video
relay service – just the deaf customer directly
with the company.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— ASL, child abuse, said a state official
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

2/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 27, 2017

— deaf newscaster refuses to “fix” the birth of her children

Sarah-Jane Moloney is a deaf newscaster in Ireland.
At a fertility clinic in Spain, she and her husband
were asked if they could have their genes fixed so
that the children would be born deaf. She said –
no, let nature take its course. As it is, both
children were born hearing. Her comments hit
the Irish newspapers. A picture is at:

http://35.182.75.222/refusing-to-fix-genes-so-children-would-be-born-deaf/

 

 

— a Deaf Oscar goof

Oscar, the highlight event of the year for actors and
performers, are always getting into goofs. An example
was announcing the wrong movie as the winner. Any
deaf goofs? Yes, but not deaf but of fake-deaf.
In 1978 at the Oscar, a group of children, announced
as deaf, sign-sang Debby Boone’s Light Up My Life.
These children were fake-deaf and even worse, they
could not really sign at all!

 

— disabled governor protects the deaf

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott uses a wheelchair to
get around. It is nice to hear that he protected
Texas School for the Deaf. The state has imposed
a hiring freeze on state agencies – but the
school has been made exempt from the hiring
freeze, upon orders of the governor!

 

 

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

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

2/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 26 February 2017

DeafDigest Gold – February 26, 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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Old Fogey

Going crazy?

http://deafdigest.com/comics/going-crazy/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/suffering-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/talking-to-self/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-will-not-point-to-menu/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-understand-panic-sign-language/

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

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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

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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:

An officer with the Atascadero (CA) Police Department
tried to stop a driver, thinking it was a DUI issue.
The driver continued to drive through, unaware of
police cars chasing him. When he was finally stopped,
it was learned he was not drinking, but was deaf
and unaware that he was supposed to stop anyway.
It is not known if the deaf driver was charged for
failure to obey a police officer.

A deaf woman from New York, who was detained by
police overnight and without an interpreter to
explain what was going on, won $100,000 from
the city.

The Nepalese parliament is considering a
change to marriage laws, permitting
annulment if deafness was not mentioned in
an arranged marriage!

DeafDigest mentioned that birdwatchers listen
for bird songs and that deaf birdwatchers may
be at a disadvantage. Well, students at
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf participated
in bird watching one day. Theresa Yorgey, an
avid birdwatcher and the high school department
head, said that while students can’t hear they
can see, and so, birdwatching is natural fit!

A bill was proposed in the Kansas senate
to identify drivers that are deaf – for the
benefit of police making traffic stops.
This bill, if enacted, is just an option
for deaf drivers – to openly identify
themselves as deaf or to keep quiet about it.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

OFTEN EMBARRASSING IN A RESTAURANT
Sometimes DeafDigest editor goes out with friends to
restaurants.
Most of deaf friends just point to the menu the meals
they want. Very easy and no problems with the waiters.
But there is sometimes a stubborn deaf person, with no
speech skills, that would use speech to try to tell the
waiter what he wants.
The waiter does not understand the deaf person. But
the deaf person is stubborn and tries several times to
pronounce the words.
Is that deaf person an oralist? No. He uses ASL all the
time! But he just won’t point his finger at the menu.
Why? Good question!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-will-not-point-to-menu/

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Survey: Have You ever been arrested or taken to prison?

Survey conducted by Dr. Gabe Lomas, Western Connecticut
State University.

Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/survey-have-you-ever-been-arrested-or-taken-to-prison/

also click to see the video at:
http://bit.ly/dhhcrimjust

Walmart gift cards given to survey participants

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

GESTURE LANGUAGE OR PANIC LANGUAGE
Some hearing people use gestures when communicating with
the deaf. These gestures are often easy to follow and
understand.
But some hearing people use PSL. It means Panic Sign
Language. These hearing people panic and wave their hands
or wave their fingers up in the air. This is Panic Sign
Language.
Do we understand Panic Sign Language? No!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-understand-panic-sign-language/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Video Telecommunication

Video Phones are a very popular method of telecommunication.

Using our language, ASL, is the most effective approach to communication.

For me and many of us who are DeafBlind, we can miss out on this opportunity.

There are ways we can use this video method and they are free.

Using Skype is one possible solution.

We can use ASL and we DeafBlind can read the text from you!

This is a very simple program and it is free. This will help many of
us to enjoy telecommuting.

So, what are you waiting for? Skype me!

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

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

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

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

Michael Gil is a sophomore member of the
baseball team at Ancilla College (Indiana)

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

pro golfer Kevin Hall

Pro golf player Kevin Hall was given the opportunity to play in the
Genesis Open last weekend due to The Charlie Sifford Exemption. Tiger
Woods started the exemption, which allows a standout minority player to
compete in the tournament. The Tiger Woods Foundation owns the Genesis
Open.

full story at:
https://lasentinel.net/pro-golfer-kevin-hall-competed-in-the-genesis-open.html

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf homing pigeons racer
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pitcher-in-los-angeles-angels-farm-system/

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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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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 26 February 2017

DeafDigest Blue – February 26, 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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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/deaf-badge/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/principal-love-hate/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-fighting-voices/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-cut-out-of-movies/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pitcher-in-los-angeles-angels-farm-system/

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Isaac O. Agboola,
Gallaudet dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services that departed us. He had been in ill health,
and in fact, just took medical leave of absence.

Top stories about the deaf:

For the first time in Ghanaian deaf history, the Ghana National Association of the Deaf
is publishing a directory of national
sign language.

Tsogo Sun, a hotel chain in South Africa,
has established a deaf chef program to train
deaf people to become chefs in their hotels.

No interpreter was present during a meeting
to discuss Civil Defense emergency plans
in New Zealand. Deaf people weren’t too
happy about it.

Indiana is not giving up as far as their
refusal to provide for an interpreter for
a deaf prisoner. As a result the ACLU
is teaming up with the Department of Justice to fight the state.

Not just deaf passengers on American
airflights that demand captions, the
deaf of Canada is demanding the
same thing. A deaf Canadian attorney
is fighting Air Canada to provide
captions.

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Survey: Have You ever been arrested or taken to prison?

Survey conducted by Dr. Gabe Lomas, Western Connecticut
State University.

Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/survey-have-you-ever-been-arrested-or-taken-to-prison/

also click to see the video at:
http://bit.ly/dhhcrimjust

Walmart gift cards given to survey participants

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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

FIGHTING OR PLAYING?
We often see dogs rough it up with each other. Are they
fighting or playing? Hint – look at dog’s tails and jaws.
We often see hearing people “rough” with each other.
Are they fighting or playing? Hearing people can tell by
listening to their voices – angry voice or playful
voice.
We, the deaf, often cannot tell if it is playing or
fighting!

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

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Lip reading tale

A deaf fan and a hearing fan were talking about
football.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
This team likes to bliss

The hearing fan actually said:
This team likes to blitz

(in football, blitz means putting a higher number
of defensive players to rush the quarterback before
he could set off the pass)

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HIRING A CONSULTANT IN A MOVIE FOR NOTHING
From time to time Hollywood people hire Deaf Consultant
to work with directors and producers in a big filming
that involves a deaf actor.
And sometimes hiring the consultant is a waste of time
and waste of money.
Why? Because when filming is finished, the film editors
may cut out scenes that involve deaf actors!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-actors-cut-out-of-movies/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Stenocaptioners and CART providers use what are called brief forms, which are abbreviations for a word or phrase, in order to be able to write quickly in steno. Even though captioners try very hard to be as accurate as possible, sometimes they make mistakes.

If the brief form isn’t in the captioner’s dictionary or if they slightly misstroke it, captioning errors can occur. Many times these types of errors occur with proper names or places, so if you’re trying to read through this type of error, try replacing the erroneous word with an appropriate name.

A few examples would be: “They went to Luxembourg and beverage.”
“President Kennedy told crutch to take his missiles and go home.” “The leaders were a Pittsburgh Pirate and adroit Tiger.”

These should be:
“They went to Luxembourg and Belgium.”
“President Kennedy told Khruschev to take his missiles and go home.”
“The leaders were a Pittsburgh Pirate and a Detroit Tiger.”

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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:

Will the Supreme Court be soon fielding a
deaf-related case?
And if so, it is attached with an unusual
circumstance. It is so unusual that an attorney,
familiar with legal issues of the deaf and a
veteran administrator of an interpreting agency both
have never heard of it.
It involves a trial that took place 20 years ago.
A deaf person in the trial was attended to by an
interpreter.
The attorney, working the pending Supreme Court
case, is trying to locate that long forgotten interpreter.
This is strange; how would interpreters be expected
to remember an assignment that took place long time
ago? Busy interpreters pretty much have a hard time
remembering precisely what was interpreted yesterday,
let alone 20 years ago!
Is the attorney trying to challenge the
interpreter’s credentials and the clarity of his
signs at that time 20 years ago?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers
and the Mano a Mano are working together to establish
a directory of interpreters that know sign language
other than just ASL. There are many deaf people that
know Spanish and need Spanish signing interpreters.

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
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DeafDigest – 24 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 24, 2017

 
— Gallaudet hopefully not losing its identity

The Washington, DC Metro (rapid transit/subway)
system is broke. And if money is not found within
coming months, there may be dire consequences.
One such consequence is selling the naming
rights to metro stop stations. One such station
is NoMa–GallaudeU station. This name has
generated millions of dollars of free publicity
for Gallaudet. If Gallaudet loses its station
name, then would Gallaudet lose its identity?
Hope it never happens. By the way, it is just
15 minute breezy walk from the stop to the
campus. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-hopefully-not-losing-identity/

 

— a deaf pitcher at minor league spring training camp

Kevin Grendell, who is deaf and a lefthanded pitcher,
is in the Los Angeles Angels minor league training camp.
Hopefully we will be hearing more of him in years to come
since we’ve not had a great deaf pitcher since the days of
Dummy Taylor.

 

— DeafWest in another new play

It was mentioned that DeafWest is worried about funding,
but it did not stop them from showing a new play
“Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo” which will debut
March 7th.

 

 

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

2/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 23 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 23, 2017

— a big career jump for a deaf woman

big jump from a circus career (clown, trapeze artist,
and contortionist) to a career in high fashion. Ths is
the name of Carola Insolera, deaf all her life and
born in Norway. Her picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/carola-insolera/

 

— lack of deaf role models in children’s books

In an interview, Susan Daniels, the CEO of National Deaf Children’s
Society and Deaf Child Worldwide in Great Britain, said that
deaf children are lacking role models in the books they are reading.

 

— IRS warning about scammers

IRS is warning about scammers that use deaf video relay service,
prettending to work for IRS and claiming deaf people owe money.
Why cannot relay services screen these calls on behalf of the
deaf. They don’t!

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/
2/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 22, 2017

— a trick by a deaf machinist

A deaf machinist has been employed by the same company
for fifty years. He said that the trick was to feel
the vibrations better than what hearing employees
would know by these sounds! As a result his machined
products were better than what they could produce!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/machine-sound-or-vibrations/

 

— confession of a deaf referee

A deaf referee. that functions as a hearing person
when using his hearing aid, had a confession. He
would remove his hearing aid while refereeing an
athletic contest. He said with hearing aid he would
hear abusive remarks by the players – and so, felt
better off not using it!

 

— notetaking vs CART

Many deaf people do not use sign language.
For them, they must rely on something else
to keep up with the discussions in the
classroom. This would mean CART, yet it
was surprising that a deaf student at
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
would not provide him with a notetaker.
As a result he has filed a discrimination
lawsuit. This is puzzling – why notetaking
and not CART?

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— do not use the word – deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

2/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 20, 2017

— ADA helps an invention become popular

     More shops and takeout places have kiosks,
which help the deaf with their orders.
     A newspaper story said that ADA is the
reason for these many kiosks everywhere. Business
owners, always afraid of these ADA lawsuits,
have been installing these kiosks.
     A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/typical-kiosk-at-typical-fast-food-outlet/

 

— many youtube captions

     It was announced that over one billion youtube
videos are now captioned. This is great.
     The hope is that quality of these captions will
continue to improve.
     But if the quality stays the same, it will be
a disappointment to all of us

 

— wasting the skills of a deaf immigrant

     Sushil (full name not known) lives in Colorado.
He is an immigrant from Nepal and has been in
USA for 9 years.
     In Nepal, he owned his computer business,
earning enough money to travel all over the world.
He knows much about technology, design and
     photography.
     Yet in USA he lost jobs because of communication
issues. No one wanted to hire him. And even one
social service placed him in a program with other
intellectually challenged cients!
     Are we wasting the skills of Sushil along
with many other highly skilled deaf immigrants?
    Yes!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— hearing aid, real cost
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

2/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 20 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 20, 2017

— deaf chef is boss chef

Not every chef is a real big boss. But Bruce Price,
who is deaf, is the real big boss. He has 45 different
hearing chefs working for him at six separate
restaurants with a hotel chain in Scotland. But
can he cook? He won the Scottish Chef of the Year
three times! Does he use sign language? No,
he communicates orally. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/real-boss-deaf-chef/

 

— a mystery with sign language

For a hearing person Sign language easy to learn
or difficult to learn? Many hearing people
attend ASL classes but still struggle with
sign language and never really have learned
it well enough. But for some other hearing
people, especially those that have never
attended classes, they learn fast! Said
a hearing person:

I just picked it up. I never went to a
class. I just threw myself into learning
it on my own.

 

– a simple voting suggestion

Because of communication at voting booths,
there are deaf people that struggle while
wanting to vote. A deaf man came up with
a simple suggestion – set up a white
writing board at voting places to make
written communications much easier.
Hearing people are always scrambling
around for a pen and a pad when a
deaf voter wants to communicate.

 

 

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

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

2/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 19 February 2017

DeafDigest Gold – February 19, 2017

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

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

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Hearing Ear Dog Strike !

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-hearing-ear-dog-strike/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-noisy-restaurant/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-go-into-business/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/suffering-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/talking-to-self/

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

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http://deafdigest.com/angry-deaf-person/

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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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Top stories about the deaf:

The Caribbean Community center, located in
Guyana, has been established with the purpose
of helping deaf children with their needs.

In one of the deaf e-publications this week, there
was an announcement that deaf actors would hate.
The announcement asked for:

Unpaid casting call for deaf actor

Deaf actors need to get paid for their acting
roles.

Albert Walla, a deaf activist, has been credited
for pushing the Twin Cities theatrical plays
more accessible to the deaf. He was written
up in a newspaper story.

Vermont legislators have been urged to set up
a single point of contact in the state to serve
the deaf community.

Philosopher Ernest Agyemang Yeboah made a comment
which was very-deaf related even though he didn’t
have deafness in mind. He said:

A world without radio is a deaf world. A world without television is a blind world. A world without telephone is a dumb world. A world without communication is
indeed a disabled world

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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

SUFFERING FROM HEARING LOSS
Suffering means people that feel hurt from
pain.
A newspaper headline said a person was
suffering from hearing loss.
Is hearing loss same as deaf person
suffering from deafness- hurting pain?
This is why some headlines make no
sense!

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

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Survey: Have You ever been arrested or taken to prison?

Survey conducted by Dr. Gabe Lomas, Western Connecticut
State University.

Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/survey-have-you-ever-been-arrested-or-taken-to-prison/

also click to see the video at:
http://bit.ly/dhhcrimjust

Walmart gift cards given to survey participants

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SIGNING TO YOURSELF
Many hearing people talk to themselves?
There are some deaf people that sign to themselves.
It is embarrassing when hearing people look at
you, thinking you are crazy!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I got an email, true story about an individual who is DeafBlind.

She was home alone and was on a TTY call.

She was alerted by a doorbell and was not expecting anyone.

She opened the door and someone started coming into her house.

She pushed the person back out and shut the door and locked it. She went
back to her TTY call.

The doorbell kept on alerting her repeatedly, she went and opened the door
again.

The lady grabbed her hand and placed it on her chest and she felt a police
badge!

The DeafBlind individual got out paper and a marker to communicate.

Somehow the police got a 911 call from her address when nothing was wrong.

A helpful tip:

If you are alone and not expecting anyone, open your door with your chain
lock still attached.

Put your hand out for people to print letters on your palm. If no print on
palm, shut the door quickly.

Call your preferred contact or your neighbor.

Hey-good thing she didn’t get arrested for pushing the officer out her door!

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:

Adelphi – Allison Schneider, JR, women’s lacrosse

her profile is at:
http://www.aupanthers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6567&path=wlax

she is deaf even though profile does not mention it

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Kevin Hall, the Genesis Open Charlie Sifford exemption player, ran off three birdies on an eight-hole stretch during the second round but it wasn’t enough to make the cut. Hall, a 34-year-old deaf player and former Big Ten champion from Ohio State, finished at 9-over 151.

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Texas’ deaf defectives
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-player-at-university-of-kentucky/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 19 February 2017

DeafDigest Blue – February 19, 2017

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-fool-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-dog-deaf-confusion/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/deaf-badge/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/principal-love-hate/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— waste of money for hiring deaf movie consultant http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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http://deafdigest.com/room-named-after-deaf-woman/

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Anne Carson,
Greenwich, CT, that departed us. When TTYs became
popular in the deaf community during the sixties
and seventies, she made it a point to teach the
town police officers on how to use it to
communicate with the deaf. Going one up,
she baked cakes and brought these to the police
station several times a year. To honor for her services, the police headquarters named
the breakroom after her.

Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf prisoner in Louisiana field a discrimination lawsuit
against the Livingston Parish Prison, saying his rights
were violated because of his deafness.

Buses in Regina (in Canada) will be outfitted with
visual displays, telling deaf passengers of names
of upcoming stops.

The British government voted to require broadcasters
to set up captions on their programs.

There is a push in Australia to allow the deaf to
serve on juries. Current law says outsiders cannot
be in the jury room, and that includes interpreters.

Aiken Public Safety officers (South Carolina) have
been trained on how to better deal with the deaf
during traffic stops.

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Survey: Have You ever been arrested or taken to prison?

Survey conducted by Dr. Gabe Lomas, Western Connecticut
State University.

Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/survey-have-you-ever-been-arrested-or-taken-to-prison/

also click to see the video at:
http://bit.ly/dhhcrimjust

Walmart gift cards given to survey participants

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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

BADGE THAT SAYS DEAF
Some deaf people wear badges that say
this word DEAF.
They want to warn hearing people that
they must communicate with notes or by
easy gestures.
Worth it? Many deaf people prefer to
be invisible!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-badge/

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Lip reading tale

There are two restaurants in Washington, DC that are lipread almost the same.

One is Badeo

Other one is Bar Deco

a nightmare for lipreaders!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING LOVE – DEAF HATE
DeafDigest editor taught at a deaf school many
years ago.
The school had an assistant principal. He was
deaf.
Hearing people loved him. Deaf people hated him.
Deaf principal – but two different opinions
about him?
Interesting!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/principal-love-hate/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Although broadcast and CART captioners try to be as accurate as possible, there are times when they make mistakes.

As we read through captioning errors, we have to always keep in mind that stenocaptioners are primarily writing words phonetically, and they are not typing out words letter by letter. As they are writing phonetically, sometimes they stroke syllables that should be more than one word, but the computer already knows these sounds as another word, and it translates it incorrectly.

If a word doesn’t make sense, sometimes we need to mentally take the syllables of the erroneous word apart in order to make it make sense.

Some of examples of this would be: “Ben McAdoo is a fungi to be around.”

“The lawyer recommended that they Sudan Jones for damages.”

“We told our realtor we wanted to Seymour houses.”

“After her birdie attempt, on the hole for parquet came up two feet short.”

These should be: “Ben McAdoo is a fun guy to be around.”

“The lawyer recommended that they sue Dan Jones for damages.”

“We told our realtor we wanted to see more houses.”

“After her birdie attempt, on the hole for par Kay came up two feet short.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

While AgBell has appointed an executive search team
to find a new Executive Director/CEO, a transition team
has been formed to oversee the current operations.
Said one AgBell member:

Hopefully we will end up with the best candidate

DeafDigest hopes that AgBell will hire a deaf person
to become its next Executive Director/CEO.
AgBell was founded in 1890 but did not elect its
first deaf president (H. Latham Breunig) until the
late 1970’s.
The glass ceiling blocking deaf candidates have
been long lifted at Gallaudet and at NTID and even
at one prominent oral school for the deaf. Not yet
at AgBell.
Hearing Loss Association and the NAD never
had glass ceiling restrictions.
Of course, the deaf person must be qualified,
no questions about it. DeafDigest is sure we have
plenty of qualified deaf candidates everywhere.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Some time ago a father of a deaf son was clocking car
speeds in front of his house. He was afraid a speeding
car may hit his deaf son that is playing in front
of the house. The father was advised that if there
were car accidents because of quick stops to avoid
the radar, then there may be law suits against him!

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
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DeafDigest – 18 February 2017

HEARING LOVE – DEAF HATE
DeafDigest editor taught at a deaf school many
years ago.
The school had an assistant principal. He was
deaf.
Hearing people loved him. Deaf people hated him.
Deaf principal – but two different opinions
about him?
Interesting!

DeafDigest – 17 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 17, 2017

— successful self-teacher of ASL

A hearing basketball coach knew nothing about ASL
before he was hired to coach at Gallaudet University.
Knowing communications was important in coaching,
he taught himself ASL and before not too long,
he became fairly fluent. That coach is John
Becker. He coached Gallaudet basketball for
five years before moving on. He is now the
coach of the successful University of Vermont
basketball team. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/past-gallaudet-basketball-coach/

 

— unusual request for State Emergency Services

State Emergency Services (SES) is a national
Australian agency. It is like our own local EMT
services. Only recently SES was given a task
that they’ve never done before – to look for
6-year old deaf child’s lost CI. Searching
everywhere, the lost CI was found, making
this mission a success.

 

— a twist with the ZVRS purchase of Purple

DeafDigest announced few days ago that ZVRS
is purchasing Purple. And a twist has
surfaced. The FCC had been hot
after Purple to pay up a multi-million
dollar penalty because of illegal
billings. Just as when the ZVRS purchase
was announced, the FCC immediately
announced settlement of its case!
Was the settlement planned because of
the purchase or was the timing of
the settlement purely coincidental?
We may never knnow.

 

 

 

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

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

2/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Survey: Have You ever been arrested or taken to prison?

Survey conducted by Dr. Gabe Lomas, Western Connecticut
State University.

Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/survey-have-you-ever-been-arrested-or-taken-to-prison/

also click below to see the video:
http://bit.ly/dhhcrimjust

 

DeafDigest – 16 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 16, 2017

 
— a real diverse international deaf organization

There is an international organization that has
teachers, students, mechanics, farmers, bankers,
programmers, priests, employed people, retired
people of both genders. That organization is the
Deaf Pilots Association; members are Americans,
Europeans, and Australians. There was a write up
about it in a newspaper today. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pilot-and-dog/

 

— breaking a world deaf travel record

The late Irwin Bosch, a New Yorker,
traveled 107 nations, probably holding
an old deaf travel record. This travel record
has been broken by deaf Englishman Tony
Giles, with 116 nations visited to his
credit!

 

— a room where cops take their breaks

When police officers are tired and need a few
minutes of rest, break and relaxation, they
go to their breakroom at the police station.
The breakroom at the Greenwich (CT) Police
headquarters is named the Anne Carson
Breakroom. This woman, deaf all her life,
was the one that introduced the police
to the uses and ways of the TTY machine
way back years ago. She liked the police
officers so much that she often baked
cakes for them! Not sure if it is the
only police breakroom in the world
that is named after a deaf person.

 

 

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

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

2/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 15 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 15, 2017

 
— a comedian insults the deaf, kicked out

Comedian Ross Browne, not deaf, got the Irish deaf and
Irish interpreters very angry. At an event, he used
gestures that were impossible to understand, making
fun of someone else. As a result, he was kicked off
the stage and ejected from the building, much to the
cheers from the audience. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/comedian-insults-the-deaf/

 

— Purple Relay no more!

Many deaf people love Purple relay. No more!
There were rumors that something has happened
to Purple. Now this – another relay provider
(not Sorenson) has purchased Purple Relay.
It is ZVRS! Good or bad? This means we have
one less relay provider to serve us. We need
time to figure if this is really good or really
bad for us. DeafDigest hopes it is good for us.

 

— activist says sign language choice is political

Should we have just one sign language that can be
used everywhere by all deaf in the world? Or should
each nation use their own sign language that others
do not understand. This was an issue brought up by
an activist. As an example, Spanish is spoken by
many nations. Two Spanish speaking strangers, from
different parts of the world, can reasonably
understand each other, despite dialects. Not that
so with sign language!

 

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

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

2/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 14, 2017

— union problems in Los Angeles

DeafWest is one of the top deaf acting groups in
USA. It has won national acclaim for producing
top plays. And this leads to a problem – union
rules. Union says actors must be paid for
their work. A big issue is performing in
a small theater (99 seats or under) or a bigger
theater (100 seats or higher). DeafWest is
worried that if expenses go up, because of
union rules, the future may be troubled. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deafwest/

 

— a bad Coda habit

A story in one of these today’s newspapers
featured a Coda. She said that while growing
up, she was always using the telephone to
make appointments with doctors, dentists,
hairdressers, etc. And at restaurants,
placing orders for her family. One habit
she found hard to break was to continue
placing orders at restaurants even for
her hearing husband and hearing children!

 

— cannot hide deafness at work

A British survey said that one of every
five employees hide their disability in
the workplace. They hide to avoid being
fired or being bullied or harrassed.
This refers to hearing employees with
their own (hidden) disabilities. Deaf
employees are simply out of luck.

 

 

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

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

2/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 13 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 13, 2017

 

— frustrated deaf people of science and technology

We have many deaf people involved in science and
technology. Many of them are frustrated because
of discrimination and communication issues.
An example – a deaf I/T man quit his job because
hearing I/T people in his office would discuss
complicated I/T issues without involving him
in the discussion. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-science-technology/

 

— getting better and better

This week is the National Court Reporting and
Captioning Week. These professionals are
having their annual convention. When realtime
captions are getting better and better, we
thank our captioners for these captioning
improvements. Yes, there are bloopers
(that we either hate or laugh), but
there are also bloopers with other people
in other different jobs.

 

 

— hearing screening vs high risk screening

There are two kinds of early birth screenings.
One is deafness screenings only. The other
is high risk screenings, whih looks for
health issues but not deafness. In USA,
doctors look for deafness. In many other
nations, doctors look for health issues.
Advocates worry that when doctors look
for health issues, they will miss out on
deaf babies!

 

 

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

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

2/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

DeafDigest – 12 February 2017

DeafDigest Gold – February 12, 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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subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen

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

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

Special notice:
Gallaudet football program opportunity
Football Offensive Coordinator/Program Coordinator

if interested, go to:
http://bit.ly/29NZroi

(the Gallaudet web link is very long, hence changing
it to a much shorter link)

and click on the position link you see on the page

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Old Fogey

Hearing and Addicted to Deaf Community

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-hearing-and-addicted-to-deaf-community/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-one-thirds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/anti-deaf-job-applicants/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-noisy-restaurant/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-go-into-business/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— interpreter cannot do something
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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http://deafdigest.com/apprentice-becomes-deputy-chef/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A bill has been introduced in Illinois to
improve the way the Illinois Commission for the
Deaf and Hard of Hearing serve the deaf community.

Strife is going on at the Ontario School for the
Deaf at Belleville. Because of wage dispute, the
school security guards have been locked out of
their jobs. Deaf community isn’t too happy about it.

Annette Reichman, deaf superintendent of Arizona
Schools for the Deaf and Blind has been appointed
to serve on the board of the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing.

Deaf eyes in Great Britain? Researchers at
University of Sheffield said that British
Sign Language users demonstrate better
eye reaction time as opposed to non-BSL
users (non-signing deaf and hearing people.
Can we say the same for ASL users here in
USA?

Kentucky was mentioned in a story about people
with criminal records. Keep in mind, youthful
offenders still have criminal records “for life”
even when they have grown up, matured and have
become good citizens. Anyway it said that in
Kentucky, interpreters with criminal records
cannot get interpreting jobs.

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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

BEST RESTAURANT OR WORST RESTAURANT
A deaf man and a hearing man both went to a popular
restaurant that served best food.
The deaf man loved the restaurant and wanted to
go there again.
The hearing man hated the restaurant, and refuses
to go there again.
Why?  Too much noise! He told the deaf person
he is lucky he can’t hear!

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

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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

DEAF BUSINESS – YES OR NO
A Gallaudet professor, many years ago, encouraged
his students to go into business for themselves. Most of
his students were afraid to do that.
Anyway, one student wanted to start a business and
asked the Gallaudet professor for his advice.
The professor said – no, deaf people cannot own a
business.
Hypocrite?

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I love going out in nature including walking in the woods.

In the winter I go snowshoeing, since my street is bordered by a state park!

Having lived here for 30 years, I should know the area by memory!

When fresh new snow arrives, the trails get difficult to follow.

Now the big storm in several states may need your attention.

Do me a favor and check on DeafBlind friends to see if they need anything.

It is not easy to travel on snow and white canes do not help!

Thank you

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

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

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

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

Samuel Forden is an incoming freshman with the
football team at St Cloud University

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Kevin Hall – golf

Kevin Hall, deaf since age 2, to play in PGA Tour’s Genesis Open

Kevin M. Hall will play in next week’s Genesis Open on a sponsor
exemption – but not just any sponsor exemption.

full story at:
http://golfweek.com/2017/02/08/pga-tour-genesis-open-kevin-hall/

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— longest continuing deaf pro athlete
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/unusual-baseball-card/

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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 – 12 February 2017

DeafDigest Blue – February 12, 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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subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen

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

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

Special notice:
Gallaudet football program opportunity
Football Offensive Coordinator/Program Coordinator

if interested, go to:
http://bit.ly/29NZroi

(the Gallaudet web link is very long, hence changing
it to a much shorter link)

and click on the position link you see on the page

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-abusive-email-messages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-deaf-ketchup-hassle/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-fool-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-dog-deaf-confusion/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/australian-dj-getting-help/

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Top stories about the deaf:

There have been no complaints, yet so far, about
the ASL national anthem signer on TV during
the Super Bowl. So far, so good.

How much money is being spent on equipment
to help the deaf? This question was asked of
leaders in Wales, and they gave a shrug,
no clue on how much was spent!

The Malaysian Federation of the Deaf
published and distributed five new
sign language books for use by students
that attend classes at over 20 schools.

Idaho legislators have passed the
interpreter licensing bill – and it moves
to the next step before hopefully reaching
the governor’s desk for his signature.

The Marlborough Police Department (MA)
has hosted a meet and greet event for its
deaf residents.

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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

HEARING PEOPLE MAY LOOK THE SAME
Do hearing people look the same to a deaf person?
A hearing person may be too talkative with junk
conversation or tells lies all the time or is not
a honest person, etc?
A hearing person would listen and know if
it is a good person or a bad person.
But for a deaf person, it is often difficult
to find out!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-fool-deaf/

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Lip reading tale

hearing woman talking with a pregnant deaf woman

The deaf woman thought hearing woman said:
What germ are you?

She actually said:
What term are you?

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

EASY CONFUSION OVER HEARING EAR DOG
DeafDigest editor has a dog, as a pet, not as a
Hearing Ear dog.
Many years ago, a deaf woman, who hated
Hearing Ear dogs, confronted DeafDigest editor
and mocked him for having a Hearing Ear Dog.
DeafDigest editor told the woman that she
was wrong because she confused two different
people with the same first name – Barry. The
other Barry had a Hearing Ear Dog, which
made it confusing!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-dog-deaf-confusion/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

National Court Reporting and Captioning Week will be celebrated February 11-18, 2017. This awareness week is a nationwide effort to recognize the contributions of stenographic court reporters and captioners to society and to showcase the career opportunities that exist in the court reporting and captioning fields.

This week will be filled with promotional events and marketing efforts nationwide, including a grassroots social media campaign, presentations at high schools across the country about court reporting and captioning career opportunities, and community demonstrations such as producing transcripts of veterans’ oral histories. NCRA hosted the first National Court Reporting and Captioning Week in 2013.

Captioning is a growing profession with many wonderful people who provide captioning for daily television broadcasts. Not many people realize that it is a profession, let alone how it is facilitated.

CART captioners do wonderful work to help better the lives of millions of Americans who are deaf and hard of hearing by providing captioning in real time for live sporting and theater events, church services, movie houses, classrooms, and many other venues.

For more information, visit NCRA.org. Career information about the court reporting profession can be found at crTakeNote.com.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Some of the nation’s best collegiate debating teams
(sorry, none from either at Gallaudet, CSUN or NTID)
will congregate at the National Ethics Bowl.
One of the topics to be debated is:

Should a deaf couple use a sperm donor who’s likely to
give them a deaf child?

We do need a deaf debating team to offer us a
Deaf Perspective on this hot issue as opposed to
listening to a Hearing Perspective.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind was written up in
a newspaper story. Depending on how readers wish to
interpret the story, the school is thriving, serving
1,400 deaf and hard of hearing students. Or the
school is suffering from a low enrollment, only 85
students on the Gooding campus. Thriving because the
school is #1 source of reference for deaf students
that reside hundreds of miles away from the Gooding
campus. Suffering because the Gooding campus enrollment
numbers is just too low.

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DeafDigest – 10 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 10, 2017

 

— a disappearance of a strange sign language

Have we ever heard of Australian-Irish Sign
Language? For about 30 years (1920’s through
1950’s) this strange language was taught
at a school for the deaf in Sydney,
Australia. This school stopped teaching
that language. No one uses that sign
language any more. And why was it
introduced in the first place? Competing
with Australian Sign Language?
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/basis-for-different-sign-languages/

 

— keep or throw out landline phone

Fewer people use landline phones because of the
high usage of cell phones. This may be a
mistake, at least in Canada? A deaf man in
Newfoundland stopped using his landline phone.
Later he slipped on the ice and was hurt. He
could not use 911 for emergency because
Newfoundland was not yet 911-cell compatible.
His worried hearing sister, upon not hearing from
him for quite some time, checked on him and
found him in pain. She was able to get
an ambulance to come over and get him.

 

— true or not true – about 40 percent

There was a story that said while over 40 percent
of deaf children are implanted, a high percentage
of these deaf children hear and speak just as
well as hearing children. True or not true?
We read stories of CI successes but never of
CI failures! Years ago, same thing – we read
stories of oral successes, but never of oral
failures.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— first open captioned program (not closed captioned)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

2/5/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 09 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 9, 2017

 

— a terrible hospital misunderstanding

 

In Hong Kong, Liu, a deaf man, last name not
known, was arrested because of a domestic
incident. The police, unable to communicate
with him and without an interpreter around,
brought him to the first hospital for
evaluation. That hospital also was not able
to communicate with him – same reason, no
interpreter. Liu signed papers, giving his
permission to be transferred to second
hospital. What he didn’t realize was it
is a hospital for the mentally ill! That
hospital, again, without an interpreter,
held him for six days. It took efforts
from family members and deaf friends to
get him out. The deaf community and deaf
leaders are angry about it. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/liu-in-front-of-hospital/

 

— deaf cheated in real estate fraud

In South Korea, 500 deaf people invested
a total of $24 million with a group of
deaf fraudsters. They promised a quick
return of huge profits within three months,
the money supposedly invested in apartments
and factories. These fraudsters were
arrested and awaiting trial.

 

— deaf think in ASL or English

Do deaf people think in ASL. Some say yes.
Some say no. Dreams cannot be videotaped,
though. Anyway, according to a web posting,
the deaf people, according to a deaf source,
do not think in ASL! True or not true?

 

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

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

2/5/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 08 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 8, 2017

 

— unanimous deaf vote in Utah House

The Utah House voted 73-0 to change the wording
from “hearing impairment” to “deaf” in state law
books and state code. It is now up to the Senate
to vote for it. And then it will be up to the
governor to sign it to become a new state law.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/house-unanimously-passes-a-deaf-bill/

 

 

— an unusual deaf announcment

We have many deaf politicians from these national deaf.
organizations. We also have a number of deaf elected
politicans, not affiliated with any of these national
deaf organizations. And now this – David Buxton resigned
as the head of the British Deaf Association in order
to devote his time to a hearing political career (in
other words, trying to win a public election). It
is akin to a deaf leader from any of our national
deaf organizations in USA doing the same thing!
It has never happened, yet.

 

— Apple sued for discriminating against deaf

Apple is facing class action on charges of
discriminating against the deaf. It has something
to do with its earlier version of FaceTime
video-calling service not allowing the deaf
to make relay calls. A feature, called
“FaceTime break” prevented the deaf from
making these relay calls.

 

 

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

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

2/5/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 07 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 7, 2017

 

— a sneaky video ad

Do deaf people like to have their hearing tested
without themselves knowing about it? In Australia,
Cochlear placed an ad in a video, showing a clock.
What deaf people may not know is that the video
clock has these tick, tock sounds. Many people
did not like the ad, saying it is sneaky and
invades their privacy. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sneaky-cochlear-ad-in-australia/

 

— deaf eyes vs hearing ears

Many deaf people love to play video games. These
games are based on video sounds. Deaf gamers
cannot hear these sounds and voice chats and
often are not aware of hearing strategies and
tactics. Yet, in one of the toughest games –
World of Warcraft, a team of deaf gamers defeated
hearing gamers! They are bragging about it
right now – that deaf eyes are better than
hearing ears.

 

— Super Bowl ads, deaf-friendly or deaf-unfriendly

Many Super Bowl ads stressed diversity and inclusion,
but seemed to be deaf-unfriendly! There were no
deaf characters or deaf themes in these ads. it is
very disappointing.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Medicare, no hearing aids
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

2/5/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 06 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 6, 2017

 
— big honor for deaf fashion stylist

Gladys (last name not known), is deaf, and is
employed as a fashion stylist in Nigeria.
She works on expensive wardrobe worn by
celebrities – entertainers, actors, etc.
She recently was given a big honor. See
the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/big-honor-for-deaf-fashion-stylist/

 

— serving the Army in Canada, not USA

We’ve had a few deaf American individuals
disappointed at not being allowed to serve
in the military. Canada? There was a short
newspaper mention of a deaf man, Simpson
(first name not known) joining the Canadian
Army during World War I. It said he was
allowed to serve despite his deafness!
Probably Canada is same as USA right now,
not allowing the deaf to serve in the
military.

 

— big concert being deaf-unfriendly

Are big concerts deaf-unfriendly?
Many deaf people love music and attend
musical festivals and concerts (yes
with captions and interpreters). The
management at the MTS Centre in
Winnepig said that big concerts may not
always be the best for the deaf because
of stage darkness! They said it is
difficult for the deaf to see the
interpreter in the darkness. Why
not turn on the lights? Hearing
concert-goers will scream.

 

 

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

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

2/5/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 February 2017

DeafDigest Gold – February 5, 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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Old Fogey

Critic Problem

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-critic-problem/

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-one-thirds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/anti-deaf-job-applicants/

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

http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/british-police-officers-certified-as-sign-language-fluent/

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
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Top stories about the deaf:

14-states have joined together to launch a
Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) investment program. This allows the deaf,
and the disabled to save money, earmarked
towards future expenses (education, housing, transportation, employment training, etc).

The police officer who shot a deaf driver
in North Carolina will not be charged.
It was a big story at that time. The police
ordered the deaf driver to stop, but he
sped off, and the officer gave chase,
not knowing the driver was deaf.

In Italy, deaf users of the internet
are able to get 50 percent discount
off their monthly user charges.

A judge in one state is retiring. He said
of all the thousands of cases, there was
one case he will never forget – trial
of a deaf man arrested for murder.
Not because of the murder, but because
it involved five interpreters and
many deaf witnesses that testified. He
said it was mentally exhausting and
draining for everyone in the courtroom.

Fairfax County in Virginia, just across
the border from Washington, DC is
thinking of installing a pre-911 notification system. This would create
a profile of people’s disabilities,
deafness-included, so that responders
would know what to expect upon arrival
on the scene.

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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

DEAF ONE-THIRD, ONE-THIRD, ONE-THIRD GROUPS
One-third, one-third and one-third groups?
What is it?
Of deaf people that graduate from Gallaudet and
from NTID, then it is one-third, one-third and
one-third!
One third of these people you will see often
at deaf clubs or at deaf bowling leagues or
at deaf picnics or at deaf churches, etc.
One third of these people you see once every
five or ten years. They rarely go out and mingle
with the deaf.
One third of these people just disappear. We
don’t know if they are still alive or have died!

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ANTI-DEAF JOB APPLICANTS AND THE LIE DETECTOR EXAM?
The police chief of Coopertown, a small town in
Tennessee, is using a lie detector exam for one
reason. He wants to know if job applicants are
racists. He will not hire them if they are racists.
DeafDigest editor wonders. Could a lie detector
exam be used to find out if job applicants are
anti-deaf? If they are, maybe they should not be
hired!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

On social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Front Porch, etc. many emotion icons are used.

These emotion icons show up as pictures like hearts, smiley faces, sad faces,  devil horns, etc.

These are fun to view for people who have normal vision.

For people who are DeafBlind Braille users , they  will not “see” the icons.

For example, the heart icon will show up as a “3” in Braille!

It is important for you to “translate” the icons for Braille users.

Add text after the icon or don’t use it at all!

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:

college hall of famer

During her senior season, Moose helped the United States to the gold medal
at the 2005 Deaflympics in Melbourne, Australia, after scoring 19 points
in the championship game. She also helped lead Team USA to the gold medal
at the 2007 World Deaf Basketball Championships and the silver medal at
the 2009 Deaflympics.

full story at:
http://www.sharonherald.com/sports/grove-city-college-sets-hall-of-fame-induction-saturday/article_1e20967e-e95d-11e6-8154-b7597e0d15cd.html

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Peter Gintoli, The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs, minor league hockey team

has not played since January 20, 2017.

Do not know why but he is still listed on the team active roster.

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DeafSports Library:

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

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 05 February 2017

DeafDigest Blue – February 5, 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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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-driver-stuck-horn/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/amplifier-not-hearing-aid/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-abusive-email-messages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-deaf-ketchup-hassle/

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

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jeff Sauer.

He departed us.

He coached the USA national deaf hockey team.

Top stories about the deaf:

Kumar Kothary, whose daughter is hearing, received a total
of $400,000 from the Ontario Disability Support Program for
claiming her deafness. He was arrested and is standing trial in Ontario.

Caseworkers that work with the deaf are supposed to
specialize in the needs of the deaf. They are
not supposed to work with hearing clients. This is
what an editorial in a Connecticut blog says.

The Nepal Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
said they have reviewed ways to meet the
needs of its deaf citizens.

In an effort to revive the dying Maritime Sign
Language, used by older deaf people of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, a project was
undertaken to create signs for 120 different
towns in these areas.

The Florida Department of Corrections has
asked a judge to tell the U.S. Department of Justice to stay out of the pending lawsuit
alleging state denial of rights of deaf
inmates.

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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

ABUSIVE DEAF EMAIL MESSAGES
From time to time DeafDigest editor receives abusive
email messages from a few deaf people.
DeafDigest editor has noticed one thing – that these few
deaf people have serious problems with their life – in trouble
with law, problems making friends, problems with their spouses,
problems with their jobs, etc, etc.
Do happy deaf people send abusive emails? Or is it unhappy
deaf people that send abusive emails?
Don’t know – it is a good question!

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Lip reading tale

A deaf person thought hearing person said:
I’m angry

Hearing person actually said:
I’m hungry

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A BIG KETCHUP HASSLE
You go to a fast food restaurant with your hearing
friend.
But before you enter the counter to place your order,
your hearing friend excuses himself to use his cell phone.
You point and gesture and tell the counter person that
you order a hamburger.
The counter person says something you do not understand,
and you tell him you are deaf. The counter person stubbornly
repeats the same thing and you continue to tell him you are
deaf.
So much hassle. You get tired of it – so you run to your
hearing friend and grab him towards the counter to find out
what the counter person was saying.
He was just asking – do you want ketchup? Frustrating
and embarrassing? Yes – but why didn’t the counter person
just point to a ketchup bottle and gesture at it?

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

What should a captioner do if a word isn’t in his or her computer dictionary?

The hard part about being a captioner is that you cannot be a total expert in all areas. No matter how good captioners are, they all run across situations where some unusual word is not in their dictionary.

A situation was brought to my attention where the words “carve telly” kept coming up in the captioning of a food show. One time the word “cavatelli” finally appeared. It was then realized that, all those times that “carve telly” came up, it should have been “cavatelli.”

When a word is not in a captioner’s dictionary, it can be a nightmare. Captioners usually write out complete words and syllables in each stroke. It is possible to spell out words letter by letter, but that is very slow compared to writing by syllables.

When a speaker is talking very fast and a word comes up that is not in the captioner’s dictionary, what can a captioner do?  In this case, it appears that this captioner just kept writing the sounds phonetically, and “carve telly” came up.

Another option is to try to fingerspell the word letter by letter. If it is a long word, that can be another big problem. The captioner may not be able to keep up with what is being said because fingerspelling a long word is much, much slower.

The other choice for the captioner may be to use a synonym. In this case, the captioner possibly could have written “pasta” so that the viewers could understand what was going on.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

To honor this Super Bowl weekend, an all-time
Hollywood All-Pro team was announced.
The all-time tight end is Brian Murphy, who
“graduated” from Gallaudet University and played
for the Washington Sentinels.
Is that a joke? Yes and no. This “deaf” tight end
caught a winning pass for a touchdown in the movie
“The Replacements.”
This Hollywood All-Pro team consists of “best”
players that played in football movies and TV.
This poll was posted on the American University
on-line newsletter.
Unfortunately, this “deaf” Murphy was played
by a hearing actor. The producers apparently
never realized that Gallaudet has had many
great football players over the years and could
have selected just one of them for the “deaf”
deaf movie role.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Even though the FCC ordered churches to caption their
TV programs, there are still some churches that are
fighting back. They saying they will go broke if
they have to caption. Approximately 80 churches
are filing “financial-hardship exemptions”.
DeafDigest wonders how many of these churches have
millions of dollars in assets and are claiming
they are broke?

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DeafDigest – 03 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 3, 2017

— city takes down all past meeting videos

A city has removed all videos of its past council meetings
from its web site and its youtube channel. Reason was to
avoid the costs of captioning past city council meeting
videos. ADA violation? No, the guilty city is London,
Ontario. Could it happen in USA? Never can know.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/meeting-videos-not-captioned/

 

— a break for deaf inmates

a major video relay provider announced its plans
to provide video relay services for deaf
inmates. When? Where? How? Such details were
not included in the announcement.

 

— Reverse Job Fair may be a new thing

There are job fairs everywhere. Some deaf people
get jobs through these fairs. Some don’t.
The Arizona Department of Economic Security
has come up with a Reverse Job Fair. Instead of
employers sitting behind tables interviewing
these deaf job applicants, it is a reverse.
These deaf job applicants sit behind these
tables and wait for interested employers
to come to them. DeafDigest wonders
what is going to happen when 100 deaf
job applicants are sitting and just 10
employers show up at the fair. Are these
employers going to be able to interview
all 100 of these deaf job seekers?

 

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

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

1/29/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 02 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 2, 2017

 
— early-warning siren system ignores the deaf

In Switzerland there was a national testing of
its siren system, intended to warn people of
emergencies. This test totally ignored the
deaf – and the Swiss Federation for the Deaf
is angry about it. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/early-warning-siren/

 

— a government rule that deaf drivers hate

A government has finally allowed the deaf to
drive cars – but under special quota. This
means a few, not many, deaf drivers! This
government is Pakistan.

 

— police levels of sign language skills

It was announced that nearly 20 officers
of the South Yorkshire Police Department
(located in the middle part of United
Kingdom) passed their Level 1 sign
language exams. This group already
joins another group of 20 police
officers that have already passed
their sign language exams. Exactly
what is Level 1? Is it beginner
sign language or is it advanced
sign language? The concern is that
most of them will forget what they
learned if they don’t see a deaf person.

 

 

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

1/29/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 01 February 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 1, 2017

— an important person in the rodeo world

Binion Cervi, who is deaf, owns Cervi Championship Rodeo.
This company has two functions – to furnish rodeo livestock
for the annual National Western Stock Show, the biggest
and most immportant event of the year. Secondly, it
promotes rodeo events at various cities across USA.
He has been deaf all his life. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/rodeo-important-man/

 

— deaf internship opportunities – real or not

The United Nations Development Programme has
announced internship opportunties for deaf
professionals. It is the third most powerful
group within the United Nations. Internship
opportunities for the deaf is great – only if –
it leads to permanent, high ranking jobs.
If it does not lead to jobs, then it is a
big setback!

 

— third sign language in Canada

Canada has two official languages – English
and French – but three different sign
languages! One is in French and the other
two is in English. One is ASL and the other
one is Maritime Sign Language, which is
English-based but not the same as ASL.
This third sign language is dying, spoken
by the older deaf of Nova Scotia, Prince
Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland
and Labrador. DeafDigest editor saw a
video of that sign language and it is
VERY different from ASL.

 

 

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

1/29/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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