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Posts published in March 2017

DeafDigest – 31 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 31, 2017

— a test to see if a bank is deaf-friendly

Deaf people with smartphones can withdraw
money from any of Wells Fargo’s 13,000
ATMs without using debit cards. Is it
deaf-friendly? Sometimes people at
ATM windows have problems and need to
contact customer service representatives.
Big question – is it easy or hard for
deaf to contact customer service people
to discuss money withdrawal problems?
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/atm-deaf-friendly-or-not/

 

— a very special bar/art gallery

In Bologna, Italy, there is a bar/art gallery
named Altro Spazio. This bar hires the
disabled – the blind, the deaf, and the
wheelchair to serve drinks at the bar
counter for regular patrons. And if the
deaf bartenders have communication problems,
the restaurant staff helps out with sign
language. Might be worth the time for
deaf tourists passing through Bologna
to stop at the bar/art gallery.

 

— deaf photographer making friends with hearing photographers

Do photographers get along with each other? Good
question because photographers are always competing
with each other for better pictures from better
picture-taking locations. There is a lot of pushing
and bumping among these photographers. Steven Libby.
who is deaf, is one of the better known photographers
in the Palm Coast, Florida area. He communicates by
ASL, by gestures and by notes – and yet, he is well
liked among hearing photographers. They’re pretty
much used to his shoulder taps (hearing people
hate being tapped on their shoulders, by the
way). He was written up in a nice newspaper story.

 

 

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

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

3/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 30, 2017

— a deaf police officer in a different setting

We have a deaf police officer on a college
campus – no, it is not at Gallaudet or at
RIT. Scott Daily, who is deaf, is a police
officer at Tarleton State University
in Texas. He is able to keep up with
ASL thanks to five deaf students on
the campus. As a police officer
he has three rules – Always be fair,
always be firm, and always be consistent.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-police-officer-on-college-campus/

 

— 1930’s unfriendly to deaf

A Coda told a story of his deaf parents surviving
in the 1930’s. These were the Depression
years when many deaf people had a hard time
getting jobs. And the deaf were not encouraged
to go out on dates with the hearing. And if
the deaf married the deaf, they were not
encouraged to have children. And there was
much talk of the need to sterilize the deaf
so that they cannot have children. We are
grateful that we have ADA on our side
nowadays.

 

— ASL is second most requested language

In the courtrooms in Pennsylvania, interpreters
are available in many, many languages, including
ASL. A report said that while Spanish is the
most requested language, the second most
requested is ASL. It will not be wrong
to assume that ASL is also one of the most
requested languages in courtrooms in other
states.

 

 

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

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

3/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 29, 2017

— a perfect theater for deaf – no ASL, no captions, no interpreters

Is there such a thing as a perfect theater for the deaf with no
ASL, no captions, no interpreters? The Vamos Theater in
Great Britain has actors performing with masks – and with
no speech. It forces the audience to follow the action
instead of relying on voice. This theater has won
many awards. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/actors-with-masks/

 

— required to offer interpreters even when not requested

Not every deaf person asks for an interpreter even though
they obviously need one. The Administrative Office of
Pennsylvania Courts now require interpreters to be
offered in the courts if it is obvious the deaf person
needs one, even though he would deny the need. This
would prevent family members or friends to serve as
unlicensed interpreters!

 

— a “deaf” ad banned in one nation

The Consumer Complaints Council of the Advertising
Standards Council of India has banned one ad by
the Praveen Surana Deaf Cure Centre. This advertiser
promised to “remove deafness and increase hearing
capacity” and claimed to restore deafness without
an operation!

 

 

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

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

3/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 28, 2017

— anti-sign language hearing woman attacks deaf woman

A young deaf woman, using British Sign Language
with her friend during a train ride, was attacked
by a hearing woman. The hearing woman ran away
but her video was taken. Why was the hearing
woman angry? Was she anti-sign language?
Or did she think the deaf woman was talking
about her? Or maybe the deaf woman was using
voice while signing, annoying the hearing
woman? Anyway, the police is looking for
the hearing woman. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/video-picture-of-anti-sign-language-attacker/

 

— a joke of a prize

Chiedza Hukuimwe won the Miss Deaf Zimbabwe
pageant. Her cash reward? Just $8.50
first place prize. Already the newspapers
in Zimbabwe are angry about this joke
prize!

 

— possibility of hotel breaking ADA regulations

There was a story of a new hotel opening up in
Augusta, Georgia. It said that few rooms are
reserved for the deaf. What is going to
happen if the hotel is overbooked, and hearing
guests are given deaf rooms – and a few
minutes later a deaf guest comes in and
wants a deaf room? Is the hotel breaking
ADA regulations? This is why we have
attorneys that specialize in Disability Law.

 

 

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

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

3/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 27, 2017

— possible HUD funding cuts could hurt the deaf

The President wants to cut funding to HUD.
If this happens, it could hurt some deaf people
that have been living in low cost homes.
We hope this never happens. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/budget-cuts-possibly-hurting-deaf/

 

— nation’s best school building maintenance person

Who will win the Cintas’s National Best Building
Maintenance Person contest? There are ten
finalists; nine of them are hearing, and
one of them is deaf – Michael Eldridge,
who watches over the maintenance of the
Deer Crossing Elementary School in
Frederick, MD. If he wins, he gets $5,000
and his school gets another $5,000 worth
of products and services for his school.
Good luck, Michael!

 

— always wondering about deaf appraiser

There was a mention in a newspaper that a deaf man
owns his own appraisal company in a small
town in New York. Just wondering. Is it a
one-man company, or does the company have
a number of employees with the deaf man
as the owner? There is a big difference
between one-man company and a bigger
company. Again, just wondering.

 

 

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

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

3/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 March 2017

DeafDigest Gold – March 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

Budget Cut in Deaf Services

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-budget-cut-in-deaf-services/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-party-habit/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/butcher-pointing/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ontario-deaf-parents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-and-deaf/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— why Medicare won’t pay for hearing aids? http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Coming up – April 4-7, 2017

Harris Communication announcements – Deaf Seniors of America Houston
ASL link is at:
https://youtu.be/yoUYHs70qKM

text announcement is at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-dsa-houston-booth/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The strike of staff members at the Canadian Hearing Society is still continuing. A hint by the
management to restart negotiations went nowhere!

The Human Rights Report on Liberia said that this
nation does not provide interpreters for the deaf
in the court room.

Sponsors and businesses would not donate funds for
the Miss Deaf Zimbabwe 2017 pageant. It will go
on as scheduled, but with no cash prizes for
winners!

A bill is pending in South Carolina to get
South Carolina Association of the Deaf involved
with giving interpreters their professional
credentials.

Youtube achieved a breakthrough with captions.
The software is now able to recognize three
key sounds that would enhance the captions –
applause, laughter, and music.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING PARENTS NOT CARE ABOUT THE DEAF?
Few years ago in Ontario, the provincial government
wanted to close their 3 residential schools for the deaf.
The government hosted town hall meetings in these
three cities. In one city just one parent showed up.
Do these parents care about education of their deaf
children?

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

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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

3D AND THE DEAF
3D is very hot in the computer world. Everyone wants
3D. They think 3D can build anything.
Can 3D implant a CI for the deaf? No, because a surgeon
must implant the CI. The 3D can’t do that job!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-and-deaf/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Are you returning home from overseas?

There is a new ban by Homeland Security flying from specific countries.

The ban requires passengers to put electronic devices in checked suitcases.

They are talking about laptops and tablets, anything larger than a smartphone.

This creates some issues for us who are DeafBlind.  We could lose our communication access.

I cannot imagine traveling overseas without any electronic devices for entertainment purposes alone, never mind the need for critical communications!  This ban also increases the risk of losing or damaging our vital electronic devices during the handling of our baggage.

This ban started March 21st until goes until mid-October.

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

deaf college trackster

Rileigh Goulette

junior

women’s track

Plymouth State

her profile is at:
http://athletics.plymouth.edu/sports/wtrack/2016-17/bios/goulette_rileigh_qe4i?view=news

according to the below link, she is the team’s top runner in 800 and 1600
meter events

http://athletics.plymouth.edu/sports/wtrack/2016-17/indstat

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Deaf player in Indoor Football

Hearing impaired DB Tee Shepard finds football peace with Arizona Rattlers

Tee Shepard was a can’t-miss football recruit coming out of Fresno,
Calif., in 2012.

full story at:
http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/arena/rattlers/2017/03/24/hearing-impaired-tee-shepard-football-peace-arizona-rattlers/99549292/

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— shoulder tap, the hint
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day

http://deafdigest.com/plymouth-state-top-middle-distance-runner/

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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 – 26 March 2017

DeafDigest Blue – March 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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http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-hate-deaf-supervisor/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/thirteen-people/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/barber/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tallwoman/

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

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Coming up – April 4-7, 2017

Harris Communication announcements – Deaf Seniors of America Houston
ASL link is at:
https://youtu.be/yoUYHs70qKM

text announcement is at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-dsa-houston-booth/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

http://deafdigest.com/campus-of-northern-new-york-school-for-the-deaf/

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to
Donald O. Peterson that departed us.
He was a deaf professor of chemistry
at Gallaudet, having taught future
deaf chemists for 44 years.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to
Herron Tellier either the last or one of
the last graduates of the Northern New York School for the Deaf which closed
its doors in 1943.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition
to Dan Rinas that departed us. At Gallaudet
during the seventies, he played basketball
for four seasons. He was noted for his
deadly outside shooting, his shots would
have been three-pointers if there was a
3-point rule in these days.
For many years he umpired Maryland
hearing slo-pitch softball games.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to
Shirley Childress, Washington, DC that departed us. A Coda, she became one of the first African American certified American Sign Language
interpreters, and then pushed for upgrading of interpreting standards
among her peers.

Top stories about the deaf:

In New Zealand, the South Canterbury District Health Board said that providing deaf patients
with interpreters cannot be guaranteed!

Engineers at DeepMind are saying their
newly designed Lip Reading machine reads
lips much better than humans. DeafDigest
still does not believe that claim.

The Koforidua School for the Deaf, in
Ghana, has been forced to turn away
70 deaf children because of lack of
space.

Twelve deaf individuals have filed class
action lawsuit against Sue Banner Health
(Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming) for not providing interpreters.

A task force has been established in
Indiana to deal with the need for
interpreters for the deaf in the
state courts.

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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

DEAF BARBER WITH DEAF CUSTOMER AND HEARING CUSTOMER
A deaf barber told DeafDigest editor that when a
deaf man comes in, the barbering is about one
hour. But when a hearing man comes in, the barbering
is about 20 minutes.
Why? Because sign language communications waste
a lot of time.
And hearing customers don’t talk. They just sit
and be quiet and get their hair cut.

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

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Lip reading tale

A deaf person thought the hearing person said:
He was chopped out of his money

The hearing person actually said
He was jobbed out of his money

They were talking about how a friend lost
his money in a scam

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

FOLLOWING A TALL HEARING WOMAN WITH GRAY HAIR
This is a true story. A deaf man was riding on the
metro subway. He sees the same hearing woman every day;
she is tall and she has a grey hair. They both get off
at the same station. They both also do not know each
other.
One time, the metro station train broke down.
There was so much confusion. All passengers were ordered
to get off at one station. The deaf man does not know
what was going on and he decided to keep his eye on that
same tall, grey haired woman, and follow her around. She
hops on an emergency bus and he follows her. That
emergency bus takes them both to their train station.
That tall gray haired woman saved the deaf man’s day.
In a big crowd, it was easier to find the tall gray hair
woman, as she was taller than everyone.

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

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Many captioning companies require that their realtime captioners pass tests with at least a 98% accuracy rate in order to go on the air. Many of the excellent realtime captioners working today strive for accuracy rates of 99% or better.

However, captioners are coming into the field who are captioning with much lower rates. Some newer technologies are being used where the accuracy may only be 85% to 90%. It may sound like that is a pretty good percentage, but if you think about it, that would be 10 to 15 wrong words in every 100 words. With that accuracy rate, the captioning can almost be not understandable.

If you see error rates for live captioning that are more than one or two errors for every 100 words, please let people know about it. Don’t assume that someone else will complain about it. In order to maintain excellent captioning, we have to let the people who are paying for the captioning know that there are people watching the captions who care about the quality.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Alex Fleischman,
who departed us few days ago.
Alex, who never went to Gallaudet, was the ultimate
leader, the leader’s leader. There rarely was an
organization or an agency that Alex was not involved
with.
As a lifetime employee at the Washington Post, he
was promoted to an administrative position in the
printing room for the last 10-15 years of his career.
It was a huge honor for a printer to move up through
the ranks to the very top level in the printing room!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest mentioned a while back that Remploy
was the British’s largest employer of the deaf
and the disabled. Well, Remploy is suffering
from funding cutbacks and has been forced to lay
off part of its workforce. Stephen Dering and Gill
Winstanley, both deaf, lost their jobs with
Remploy. Not to despair, they partnered together
to establish Argonaut Enterprises, a building
and cleaning maintenance company. Already there
are 24 people employed by Argonaut. This company
provides cleaning, security, catering, gardening
and plumbing. The company started 18 months ago.

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DeafDigest – 24 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 24, 2017

— surviving in a competitive fashion design market

The fashion design market is extremely competitive.
Not easy for a hearing fashion designer to make it,
let alone a deaf fashion designer. Mona Thalheimer,
who is deaf, recently displayed her latest fashion
designs in New York. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/clothing-by-deaf-fashion-designer/

 

— a strange newspaper headline

A mother told a newspaper reporter:

I don’t want my child to be deaf again

Her comment became a newspaper headline.
Does the mother realize that when her
child takes off the CI, he becomes
deaf again. In fact he becomes hearing
and then deaf several times per day!

 

— feedback on Deaf ID

There was feedback on Deaf ID that was mentioned
in yesterday’s edition. A deaf woman said that
she has the DEAF word on her driver’s license
but would not have DEAF stickers and cards in
public view, not wanting robbers to follow
her home. A DeafBlind person said a similar
issue came up regarding the white cane.
Normally the cane bottom is red to identify the
person as DeafBlind. It was proposed to
change the color to candy stripes. It was
strongly opposed by the DeafBlind because of
safety concerns.

 

 

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

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

3/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 23, 2017

— a most unusual police officer

Dana Fuller is a police officer with the Port
Authority. It is an agency, a partnership between
New York and New Jersey that oversees the
inter-state transportation system (bridges,
tunnels, airports, bus terminals, and seaports).
Dana is fluent with ASL, probably one of the
nation’s most fluent signing police officers.
He is a Coda. He is a RID member. He is a former
high school ASL instructor and is currently
a part-time university ASL instructor. We
probably may not find too many, if any,
police officers with an extensive ASL background.
His ASL skills came in handy one day when a
car of deaf passengers had an accident near
one of the tunnels!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/asl-fluent-port-authority-police-officer/

 

— last living graduate of a long-closed deaf school

The Northern New York School for the Deaf located
in Malone, NY, opened in 1890 and closed up for
good in 1943. During its peak years in the twenties
and early thirties, 130 students were enrolled.
Are any of these students still living? Myrtle
Herron Tellier, one of the last graduates,
passed away few days ago. It is believed she
was the last living graduate of the Malone school.
A bloc of these graduates lived in the Syracuse, NY
area right up to seventies and eighties.

 

— like Deaf ID card or hate it

Do deaf people like Deaf ID card or hate it?
There was a story of the Deaf Community in the
Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa,
and Rock Island and Moline in Illinois) about
these Deaf ID cards. Some deaf people love it.
Some deaf people hate it. DeafDigest editor
hates it, by the way!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— better to be deaf or better to be criminal
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

3/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 22 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 22, 2017

— deaf children in yellow school buses

Deaf schools transport local deaf children to classes
in yellow school buses. It is always scary when
there are bus accidents. It happened to one deaf
school last week. Aand even worse – more scary when
such school buses pass red stop signs! An angry driver
took a video of a deaf school bus that passed a stop
sign! The video went viral. The deaf school is
looking into it. The school bus, however was
contracted to the deaf school by a local school
bus company. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/yellow-school-bus-accident/

 

— a comment from a national association on 911

The National Emergency Number Association made
this comment – that many local 911 systems are
very difficult for many deaf people to use.
This national association is fighting to improve
ease of 911 for use by the deaf during emergencies.

 

— Derrick Coleman signs a new NFL contract

Derrick Coleman, who won a Super Bowl with the
Seattle Seahawks, did not play football last
season because of legal and medical issues.
He is coming back, signing a contract to play
for the Atlanta Falccons. We will see if he
makes the final cut prior to the 2017 season-
opening kickoff. Oh, by the way, he is deaf.

 

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

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

3/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 21, 2017

— more on University of California interpreter issue

DeafDigest previously mentioned that University of
California refused to give an interpreter for
a deaf Canadian woman who was a visiting student.
It was learned that the university did not have
an interpreter that were skilled with ASL signs
that are needed for her research for her
doctorate. Lousy interpreter, yes, but
skilled interpreter, no! As a result, her
classmates are staging a protest in support
of this deaf student. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/stuck-with-bad-interpreter/

 

— bulbs for deaf waiters

More restaurants in Asia are hiring deaf
waiters. In one restaurant in India, all tables
have flashing light bulbs. When a hearing
diner wants to order something from the
menu, he pushes the button and the bulb
goes on. DeafDigest wonders why cannot the
hearing diner just wave his hands?

 

— deaf person works with street traffic

Dean Humphreys, a deaf man from Hounslow,
part of London, Great Britain, has a job
as a traffic technician. He studies
the traffic patterns to determine
if more traffic lights should be installed
or to change the “clock” on current
traffic lights – long wait or short wait
on red lights, etc. He also looks at
road construction crews to seee if it
slows up the traffic. This is a
demanding job. No one likes to be
stuck in a traffic jam.

 

 

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

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

3/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 20 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 20, 2017

 
— a survey of employers

A group of hearing students at Nanyang Technological
University (in Singapore) ran a survey, querying
nearly 100 companies. A simple question was asked –
would you hire the deaf? Fifty percent of these
employers said they wouldn’t. Why? Communication
concerns with customers, supervisors and fellow
employees. Is it any better in USA? A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/frustrated-deaf-jobseeker/

 

— strange newspaper headline

A Malaysian newspaper headline said:

Challenges of a part-time sign language interpreter

The part time interpreter explained that deaf people
do not often ask for interpreters, and also that
their homes are scattered everywhere. As a result,
not too much of demand for interpreters!

 

— 63-year old deaf man runs away from home

A deaf man, 63 years old, ran away from home,
spending all of his time at the police station
in a town of 23,000 people. He was a go-fer,
errand boy, traffic controller, paper boy,
courier, etc. He had been doing these
voluntary tasks for 20 years for no pay.
His family finally found him and forced
him to come home. He wasn’t too happy about it.
Only in India could it happen! Very possibly
he was abused or ignored at home and wanted
to out of that atmosphere.

 

 

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

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

3/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 19 March 2017

DeafDigest Gold – March 19, 2017

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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Old Fogey

Acute Deafness

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-acute-deafness/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-guest-in-hotel/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/permanently-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-party-habit/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/butcher-pointing/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— switched operators during relay calls http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Harris Communication announcements – Deaf Seniors of America Houston
ASL link is at:
https://youtu.be/yoUYHs70qKM

text announcement is at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-dsa-houston-booth/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-chef-blue-color/

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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:

Some British parents of deaf children are
complaining that attending British Sign Language classes are too expensive!

District Health Boards in New Zealand
have this mission of providing health
services for people in their districts.
There is a complaint that District Health
Boards ignore the needs of the deaf.

Police officers in Jefferson County (Missouri)
are realizing that people who do not follow
orders are not ignoring them, and that they
may be deaf. It was part of a training
workshop.

A robot performing a CI surgery! Scary?
Not according to surgeons at the University of Bern in Switzerland. It
is scary, though, because a computer
glitch can cause a robot to go awry.

Newport Beach, California have been credited
as being the nation’ first deaf-friendly
city. Reason is installations of devices
at City Hall, libraries and other city facilities to help ASL users communicate
with the hearing.  First deaf-friendly
city? DeafDigest is doubtful.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

thewd@wou.edu

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BAD HABIT AT DEAF PARTY
You attend a deaf party at a friend’s house.
And then you leave the party, saying farewell
to your friends.
But you are still on the street in front
of friend’s house still chatting for a long
time.
Bad habit?

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

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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

POINTING FINGER AT FOOD THROUGH GLASS COUNTER
You go to a butcher shop, and you tell the
butcher the meat you want by pointing the
finger on the glass towards the meat.
Most butchers can follow it and give you
the correct meat,
But there are a few butchers that cannot
follow the finger pointing!
It is frustrating.

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Reading manuals

Received manuals and you cannot read the manuals? Me too!

Here are a couple of helpful tips:

1) You may find manuals available online at the company’s website!

2) For us who use assistive technology to meet our reading needs!

3) Alternately, you can scan your manual and convert it to PDF
format and read it on your computer screen.

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:

Danton Hyman is a sophomore member of the baseball
team at Newberry College (SC)

so far this season he is hitting .367 in 26 games,
and is one of the team leaders in runs batted in

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Deaf pro golfer Kaylin Yost made her pro debut
this weekend, but has fallen far below the scoreboard leader.

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— http://deafdigest.com/athletic-officials-of-hearing-programs-that-are-deaf/

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DeafSports picture of the day

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-students-behind-scenes-at-big-10-tournament/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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DeafDigest – 19 March 2017

DeafDigest Blue – March 19, 2017

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

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at no cost to you

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friendly-or-not/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dog-in-hotel-lobby/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-hate-deaf-supervisor/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/thirteen-people/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— quick doctor decisions about deaf patients http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Harris Communication announcements – Deaf Seniors of America Houston
ASL link is at:
https://youtu.be/yoUYHs70qKM

text announcement is at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-dsa-houston-booth/

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-stamp-for-helping-the-deaf/

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Clyde Smith,
Jacksonville, IL that departed us.

He coached football at Illinois School for the Deaf for a
number of years until he retired.

As a sidebar, he was one of the three deaf harness racing
training stable owners (see Deaf Sports Collections update
above)

Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Donald Sessions, Marietta, GA
that departed us. He was an interesting person and hearing
people loved him. He was well known for his support of the
city Fire Department, always helping firefighters with
errands and favors.

Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Linda Blehm,
Staunton, VA that departed us. After graduating
from Gallaudet, she taught at Virginia School for
the Deaf * Blind for 41 years. Her personality
lightened up those around her.

Top stories about the deaf:

Changes are being made to the Utah Interpreter Certification Performance Exam to make sure
it is in compliance with current practices
and standards.

The Robert Panara postage stamp will
be issued on April 11th.

The Saudi Arabian government has instructed
agencies to provide better services for
its deaf citizens.

Because of budget cuts in Iowa, the full time
disabilities consultant position with the Department of Deaf Services has been eliminated.

South Dakota governor Daugaaard, a Coda, has signed a
bill that allows excess land on the campus of
South Dakota School for the Deaf to be sold.
Proceeds from the sale will revert to deaf
state-wide education trust fund for programming
purposes.

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING PERSON HATES DEAF SUPERVISOR
Why do many hearing employees hate to
be supervised by a deaf supervisor?
They like the deaf person as a social
friend – yet when that same deaf person
is a supervisor, these hearing people
get angry about it.
Why?

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

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Lip reading tale

A deaf employee was given a piece of cake.
Puzzled, she asked around.

The deaf employee thought the hearing employee said:
Joel went to the justice of peace to get married

There is no Joel in the deaf woman’s workplace

The hearing employee actually said:
Sol (a female name) went to the justice of peace to get married

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

13 PEOPLE AT A DEAF CLUB EVENT
In a small town, 13 people showed up at a
deaf club event.
The club officers were thrilled, saying
it is a big attendance.
But if it was in a big city, then 13
people showing up would be a big disappointment!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The reason that word boundary errors occur is because stenocaptioners and CART providers write phonetically, and sometimes the same steno stroke may be used for a word ending, a word beginning, and possibly even for a complete word.

Most captioners work very hard to try to write word parts differently, but because our language has so many syllables that sound alike, it is difficult to avoid these types of errors. Occasionally the captioner may not anticipate the incorrect translation.

Since these are relatively common types of captioning errors, a little extra practice reading through them may help comprehension.

Here are a few more examples of word boundary errors: “Our results fellow below our expectations.” “The criminal will no doubtfully the scene.” “She will benign in September.”

These should read: “Our results fell low below our expectations.” “The criminal will no doubt flee the scene.” “She will be nine in September.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

If the legislators in Missouri have their way,
then publishers or manufacturers of electronic
video instructional materials that are not
captioned will be levied a fine of 10 times
the amount of the original cost of captioning.
This bill is not guaranteed to pass, given
the political horse trading on both sides, but
it is a wake up call for those that wish to
avoid captioning at all costs possible.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

At Lewisburg, Tennessee, deaf people from nearby small
towns get together during church and social events.
This group has called themselves the Happy Fingers Deaf
Fellowship. It has been estimated that 200 deaf people
live in the area, in these small towns.

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DeafDigest – 19 March 2017

POINTING FINGER AT FOOD THROUGH GLASS COUNTER
You go to a butcher shop, and you tell the
butcher the meat you want by pointing the
finger on the glass towards the meat.
Most butchers can follow it and give you
the correct meat,
But there are a few butchers that cannot
follow the finger pointing!
It is frustrating.

DeafDigest – 19 March 2017

BAD HABIT AT DEAF PARTY
You attend a deaf party at a friend’s house.
And then you leave the party, saying farewell
to your friends.
But you are still on the street in front
of friend’s house still chatting for a long
time.
Bad habit?

DeafDigest – 17 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 17, 2017

— British MP uses sign language during a session

Labour MP Dawn Butler used British Sign Language
during a session at the House of Commons.
She wanted British Sign Language to
be given equal status as with other languages –
English, Welsh, Cornish and Gaelic. After she
sat down, MP’s of all parties stood up to
a loud applause. Will it become an official
language? The House of Commons is the lower
house and the upper house – the House of the
Lords tend to look down on the lower House!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sign-language-at-house-of-commons/

 

— Gallaudet’s Seven Year Itch

Gallaudet had a Seven Year Itch, and it has
nothing to do with personal relationships.
Only it had something to do with the big
announcement that the university will be
offering a new major in Public Health.
Seven years ago, then-new president Alan
Hurwitz made a new Public Health major
as one of his primary goals. Rome wasn’t
built in a day, though, and it took seven
years for Hurwitz’s dream to reach reality
by the next Gallaudet administration.
DeafDigest is very happy about it for it
offers Gallaudet students another possible
career choice.

 

— two hearing people communicating in ASL

There was a debate – is it OK for two hearing
people to communicate with each other in ASL
in public? Well, interpreters do that often.
Coda classmates in public schools do that
often. And there was a small scandal at the
old Chicago Mercantile Exchange years ago
when two Coda traders used ASL to communicate
with each other on the trading floor! While
they were not fired, they were disciplined.

 

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

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

3/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

Harris Communication announcements – Deaf Seniors of America Houston
ASL link is at:
https://youtu.be/yoUYHs70qKM

text announcement is at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-dsa-houston-booth/

DeafDigest – 16 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 16, 2017

— Deafville in Texas

Deafville in Texas? Not in Austin or Dallas or
Houston – but in El Paso, which is just across
Mexico and also of New Mexico. It is located
in Northwest El Paso, and so far, 30 lots have
been sold. Cost of living? $800 per month
condos; $1,200 per month town houses;
and houses from $175,00 to $300,000.
Ideal for deaf? Always someone to use
sign language with. But there are people that
crave big cities (New York, Chicago, Los
Angeles, etc). There are people that crave
smaller towns. Depends on individual
tastes. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/texas-deafville/

 

— national magazine says 911 useless for deaf

Mother Jones is a national magazine that focuses
on politics, the environment, human rights, and culture.
This most recent edition ran a headline that said:

911 Is Practically Useless for Millions of People. Here’s Why

While the article is long – the key point is that
too much time is lost with deaf people that use 911
via text as compared to hearing people that use
911 via voice.

 

— interpreters are not rock stars

Rock star interpreters? It is a wrong phrase
and should not be used at all. Interpreters
help bridge communication gaps between the
deaf and hearing. This is their sole mission.
Yes, hearing people, who have never seen an
interpreter, are fascinated by these
“beautiful” signs that they really do not
understand. This is why they point at some
interpreters as rock stars. The phrase
rock star is reserved for movie stars
and singers and certainly not interpreters!

 

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

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

3/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

Harris Communication announcements – Deaf Seniors of America Houston
ASL link is at:
https://youtu.be/yoUYHs70qKM

text announcement is at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-dsa-houston-booth/

DeafDigest – 15 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 15, 2017

— new wine by a famous deaf person

Nyle DiMarco, who rocketed to fame with wins at the
Dancing with the Stars and the America’s Top Model
is entering a new venture – winemaking business. The
wine is Signature Series 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon. Part of sales proceeds will go into his
new foundation. A picture is at:

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

 

— extreme attorney greed

Is there such a thing as Extreme Attorney Greed?
Well, there was a short posting of a deaf teacher’s
ADA lawsuit over school board refusal to provide
her with an interpreter. There were two trials.
The first trial, which resulted in a hung
jury, netted the attorney $$46,333 in legal
fees. The second trial netted this same attorney
$44,987 in legal fees. What about the
deaf teacher? The second trial just netted
her $310.00, earmarked for her medical fees.
In other words, the teacher got nothing
whereas the attorney netted over $91.000!

 

— deaf attorney trapped into a scam

A deaf attorney, working on a case with
another attorney, was trapped into a
scam! Someone hacked into deaf attorney’s
email box and sent out a fake message
regarding that case. The deaf attorney
opened that email, thinking it was
related to the case they were working
on. As a result, this scam resulted in
emails to people on deaf attorney’s
private email list. The deaf attorney
had to spend hours cleaning up the mess.
We can only hope there were no lasting
damages as a result of that scam.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf wine (in the past)
http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-wine/

3/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

Harris Communication announcements – Deaf Seniors of America Houston
ASL link is at:
https://youtu.be/yoUYHs70qKM

text announcement is at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-dsa-houston-booth/

DeafDigest – 14 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 14, 2017

— University of California problems with the deaf

Does University of California (at Berkeley) have
problems with the deaf? Three deaf issues involved
the university. For years until 1980, the university
next door neighbor was California School for the
Deaf. The university said the deaf school property
sat on an earthquake fault and had to be moved out.
When the deaf school moved to Fremont, the university
immediately seized the land as their own! Then just
few weeks ago the university took down the online
videos to avoid paying for captioning costs. And
now this – refusing to give interpreters for a
deaf woman who was a visiting student from
Canada. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-interpreter-for-deaf-visiting-student/

 

— a big College Board SAT mess with the deaf

A deaf junior at a mainstreamed program made arrangements
for an interpreter to show up for his SAT exam. Yet
the interpreter never showed up and the SAT people
told the deaf student he must bring his own interpreter!
As a result, the student’s mother was forced to
interpret for her son during the exam. You guessed it,
the mother was not that really skilled with ASL. The
College Board apologized for the interpreting mess.

 

— a rare small town deaf organization growth

People say that in small towns deaf organizations
are dying for lack of membership numbers. This may
be true – but there is a feel-good story. The
Hutchinson Association of the Deaf (Kansas), in
existence for many years, was in danger of closing
up because of low numbers. Then something happened.
New people came on board with ideas of hosting special
events. It helped – from 12 people showing up in
the past; the latest event attracted 42 people coming
from different towns. They agreed on a name change
– Kansas South Central Association of the Deaf.
They agreed on a new board of directors. Things are
looking up right now.

 

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

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

3/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

Harris Communication announcements – Deaf Seniors of America Houston
ASL link is at:
https://youtu.be/yoUYHs70qKM

text announcement is at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-dsa-houston-booth/

 

DeafDigest – 13 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 13, 2017

— unusual deaf taxi

Denish Komakech, who is deaf, earns a good living
in Uganda by driving an unusual taxi. To take a
look at that unusual taxi, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/taxi-in-uganda/

 

— USA Deaflympics chief steps down

USA Deaflympics chief Jack Lamberton resigned. Taking over
on a temporary basis is Jeff Salit. How and to what extent
would it affect the USA’s preparation with the upcoming
Deaflympics? We do not know and so, just stay tuned!

 

— impossible to lipread some languages

Could every spoken language be lipread by
expert lipreaders? There was a TV story of
some languages in Africa that are spoken by
click-tongue sounds. Something to do with
air being pushed into mouth between certain
words. Click-tongue languages lipreadable?
Don’t know!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— growth of deaf employees in coffee chain
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

3/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 12 March 2017

DeafDigest Gold – March 12, 2017

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http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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Old Fogey

Law Banning Discrimination between Deaf People

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-law-banning-discrimination-between-deaf-people/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bitter-deaf-student-at-college/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-or-hearing-job/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-guest-in-hotel/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/permanently-deaf/

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

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/strike-against-canadian-hearing-society/

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

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

The Kentucky Senate passed a bill that would
help police officers quickly identify
individuals that are deaf – thus avoiding
unpleasant incidents.

The deaf of South Africa has not given up on
its repeated attempts to have sign language
become the nation’s 12th recognized language.

There is a fear among activists that
ASL will disappear for good if the trend
towards disappearance of languages
continue.

Confusion reigns over the proposed House Bill 1313
that would require employees to be genetically-
tested. Some say it would be required; some say
it is voluntarily. Bottom line – what would
employers do if they find genetic deafness among
some of their employees?

Another reason for hearing people to turn on
captions according to a newspaper columnist
that is just being humorous – actors that mumble,
making it harder for the audience to understand
what they are saying!

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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.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

NO ONE TELLS OTHER ABOUT A DEAF GUEST IN HOTEL
Hotels have three 8-hour shifts per day.
The morning shift knows that one hotel guest
is deaf. but when the morning shift people go
home, no one tells the second (and third)
shifts about that deaf guest.
The deaf guest has problems with something
in the hotel room, but the second shift also
has problems with communications.
It happens often everywhere!

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

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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

A NEWSPAPER HEADLINE
A newspaper headline said:

4-year old is permanently deaf

Permanently deaf? Why use the word permanent?
Are hearing people permanently hearing?
Permanently deaf can function as hearing
person. Permanently hearing can become deaf
but still function as a hearing person!
So, permanently is the wrong word.

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I was at Disney World with my wife and grandson for a week.

We made requests for DeafBlind interpreter services in advance.

It turned out that the interpreter services were good. The only issue was
that the venue choices were very limited.

There were more needed all over the place!

That would be more like needed SSP services.

Lots of environmental information is needed for me as DeafBlind person!

Well, I have some advocacy work to do.

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:

Haley Donaldson
freshman
softball
University of Nebraska

her profile is at:
http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=211001492&DB_OEM_ID=100

on the profile it says:

Freshman Season (2017)
Has earned five starts at second base and one at designated player

Had a four-game hitting streak vs. ranked opponents from Feb. 11-18

Went 2-for-2 vs. No. 24 Pittsburgh on Feb. 17

Marked her first career multi-hit game

Went 1-for-3 with an RBI in her first career start vs. No. 13 Washington

Went 1-for-2 with an RBI off the bench vs. No. 2 Auburn

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

JODIE OUNSLEY, THE GIRL DEFYING ALL THE ODDS

Jodie Ounsley is rising through rugby’s ranks
The 16-year-old was born prematurely and is profoundly deaf

full story at:
http://www.englandrugby.com/news/features/jodie-ounsley-the-girl-defying-all-the-odds/

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— probably the only deaf woman, from deaf school, to play NCAA-I basketball
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day

http://deafdigest.com/university-of-nebraska-softball-player/

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DeafDigest – 12 March 2017

DeafDigest Blue – March 12, 2017

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sign-language-at-starbucks/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-good-and-bad-attitude/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-friendly-or-not/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dog-in-hotel-lobby/

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

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http://deafdigest.com/one-of-longest-continuing-deaf-male-actors/

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Top stories about the deaf:

When hearing people see a deaf person, it is
no big deal but for one hearing woman, it was
a big deal. For reasons unknown to all of us,
that woman was arrested for ramming a shopping
cart onto a 10-year old deaf girl. The woman
ran away but few days later she was caught
and  arrested.

Azariah Tan, who is deaf and an accomplished
pianist, won a big grant in Singapore that
would allow him to continue with his musical
career.

Nevada State College has offered a new major –
a bachelor’s degree in deaf studies.

One of the bills passed by the Senate in
Washington is to require that long-term care workers be trained to
recognize deafness in their patients.

The Royal Shakespeare Company, in Great
Britain, will be featuring some plays
in British Sign Language.

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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

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

DEAF-FRIENDLY OR DEAF-UNFRIENDLY
You go to a bank to discuss a banking
transaction. The desk woman is very
deaf-friendly – but she writes back and
forth so many notes. It takes all
morning and you are still confused as to
what she is trying to tell you.
You go to another bank, and the different
desk woman is deaf-unfriendly – but she
uses few simple gestures – and you fully
understand everything! And it only takes
few minutes.
Which is best – deaf-friendly or
deaf-unfriendly?

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

A deaf man was walking with a hearing man way out on
the country side.

The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
I just saw a goon

The hearing man actually said:
I just saw a coon

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DOG IN HOTEL LOBBY
You travel with your dog and stop at a hotel
that is dog-friendly.
While your room is being cleaned, you take
your dog to the hotel lobby and sit down.
Many hearing people come to you and tell
you the dog is cute and ask you questions.
It makes you feel uncomfortable.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because stenocaptioners write phonetically syllable for syllable and there is no space bar on the steno machine, many captioners believe that the most difficult type of error to avoid is what is called a word boundary error. As we read through captioning errors, it may be helpful to spend a little more time on these because they are common.

Here are some samples of word boundary errors.

“He will adventure capital to his company.” “The doctorate at his favorite restaurant.” “He left his wallet behind in Hispanic.”
“They shallower it into the water.”

These should read: “He will add venture capital to his company.” “The doctor ate at his favorite restaurant.” “He left his wallet behind in his panic.” “They shall lower it into the water.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

It does not pay to utter a joke regarding the
deaf as far as a town council in New Hampshire
is concerned.
The council was addressing a deaf-related
issue when a couple of council members made
a deaf-joke, thinking it would make everyone
in the room laugh.
It backfired as one irate deaf family
demanded and won a public apology from the
council.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

New Zealand parliament speaker Lockwood Smith was
vilified for refusing to pay for electronic
notetaking needs of deaf MP Mojo Mathers. For three
weeks he ignored the outrage the nation heaped on
him. And in the meantime Mojo’s party – Green Party
had to fight him tooth and nail. Then suddenly, it
was all over – Smith agreed to pay, and hopefully
everyone is happy now!

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DeafDigest – 12 March 2017

A NEWSPAPER HEADLINE
A newspaper headline said:

4-year old is permanently deaf

Permanently deaf? Why use the word permanent?
Are hearing people permanently hearing?
Permanetly deaf can function as hearing
person. Permanently hearing can beoome deaf
but still function as a hearing person!
So, permanently is the wrong word.

DeafDigest – 10 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 10, 2017

— weird reason for delay on deaf-friendly apartments

In Plymouth, a city of some 230,000 people in
Great Britain, the city planners delayed approval
of deaf-friendly apartments that were proposed by
the Plymouth Deaf Association. It was delayed because
some hearing neighbors didn’t like the new design
of the parking area! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/british-deaf-friendly-apartments-proposal/

 

— a fact about Canadian Hearing Society staffers on strike

It was just learned that while the staffers with the
Canadian Hearing Society are on strike (as mentioned
few days ago by DeafDigest), approximately 90 percent
of them are deaf! (deaf, oral deaf, late deafened
or hard of hearing, whatever). They have said they
were not getting employee health benefits from
the service agency. How disappointing!

 

— fake-deaf actor admits a big risk

Ram Charan is a popular hearing actor in India,
having starred in many Bollywood movies. He
likes to take acting risks – one such risk is
playing a fake-deaf role. He admitted it was
a big risk – because he would be typecast
forever as a fake-deaf actor. No actor likes
to be typecast because it is a career-killer!
For some reason, Bollywood producers just would
not cast a real-deaf actor in a deaf role.

 

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

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

3/5/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 09 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 9, 2017

— brothers partnership requires communications

We have had a few deaf business partners. Some
worked; some didn’t. For two deaf brothers
owning a partnership in a franchase business,
the #1 lesson they have learned is – communications
with hearing clients. Brother partners Waylon and
Jerrel Mathern own a franchise in home storage
services, based in Seattle, Washington. They said
“Our communication is more through emails, texts and
forms of social media.” So far, they’ve been
successful. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/brothers-partners/

 

— to be employed in Hollywood is to take risks

Deaf actor Troy Kotsur, who is said to be one of the
few deaf actors to be able to work consistently
in the cut-throat Hollywood world, said it
requires risk-taking. Part of his success, he
said, is to continue to make hearing contacts.
The challenge is to win deaf roles that normally
would be given to fake-deaf actors. And the
big risk lies for deaf actors that win deaf roles!
Perception, real and fake, is the name of the
game in Hollywood.

 

— agency in India claims 5,000 deaf hires since 2009

There was a story today that Deaf Enabled Foundation,
an agency started by the deaf for the deaf in India
in 2009, has found jobs for over 5,000 deaf clients
across the nation. India is one of these nations where
deaf people face difficulties in finding employment.
Is the 5,000 figure real or an exaggeration?

 

 

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

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

3/5/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 08 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 8, 2017

— honoring a deaf woman on International Women’s Day

Today is the International Women’s Day. We have many
deaf female pioneers that have excelled, as compared
to hearing peers, in many fields. One such deaf pioneer
honored today is Olga Skorokhodova, a Russian/Ukrainian
woman, who passed away in 1982. She worked towards
better education and schooling for the deaf-blind.
We all have heard of Helen Keller, but Olga Skorokhodova
certainly flew under the radar. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/pioneer-with-deaf-blind/

 

 

— noise did not wake up sleeping deaf people

A construction is underway on a street in metro
Phoenix area. Deaf residents, living in a house
on that street were not bothered by construction
noise. But they were terribly bothered by
construction vibration! It woke them up one
morning. A complaint was filed by the deaf
family and the TV local news picked it up.

 

 

— owning most beautiful (ugly) bulldog

The 38th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest
is taking place in Iowa. Entered into that
contest are 120 bulldogs from 13 different
states. One of these bulldogs is named
Opal and it is owned by a deaf woman
from Cary, Illinois. Hopefully this
deaf-owned bulldog will win!

 

 

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

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

3/5/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 07 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 7, 2017

— a demanding job for young deaf person

Many people love to golf. And when they go to golf
courses, they hire caddies for two reasons, to
carry their golf carts and to advise them on
best clubs to use for each shots. This requires
communications. And we have a young deaf woman
who is a caddy – Amber Heun, who works a golf
course in Wisconsin. If she gets good tips
from golfers it means one thing – she has done
a great job! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-golf-caddy/

 

— a praise from Marlee Matlin

A praise from Marlee Matlin, who is quite
outspoken in her own right. She praised
Robert Osborne, not deaf, that departed us.
He was a well known movie historian and a
movie host with the Turner Movie Classics.
Marlee said in a tweet that he was of
pure class and one of the first people
in Hollywood who supported her breaking
barriers. RIP.

 

— a doctor overrules a nurse

DeafDigest mentioned a few days ago that
a deaf British woman was refused admission
to a hospital. The nurse thought she
was not really a British citizen and not
entitled to free medical services. The
nurse kept on questioning that deaf woman
for three continuous hours, not believing
that she was born in Great Britain. A
doctor saw it and stopped the nurse from
continuing to question her – and immediately
gave her the medical treatment she needed.
The deaf woman was born in Great Britain but
her ancestors were Native Americans! Racism
against the deaf? Yes!

 

 

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

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

3/5/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 06 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 6, 2017

— too many ADA lawsuits possibly hurting us

Are we in the habit of filing too many ADA
lawsuits? DeafDigest saw two things that have
happened. The Villages (Florida) closed up
their Senior Learning Center. University of
California is taking down all of their
videos, not accessible to both the deaf
and hearing. Is this part of a troubling
trend when the defendants simply shut down
their services to avoid paying for captions
and interpreters? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/excessive-ada-lawsuits/

 

— a soap opera scene that makes no sense

TV soap operas are a way of life in India.
One such scene makes no sense. A fake-deaf
actress “forgot” to put on her hearing aid.
She leaves the room to look for her hearing
aid – and while she is absent for a few
minutes, a crime is committed. She comes
back, not knowing what is going on. In
real life, if a hard of hearing person
depends on hearing aid, why would it be
forgotten in the first place?

 

— employees of deaf agency on strike

It is not happening, yet, in USA but
employees of the Canadian Hearing Society
are going on a strike! The management
couldn’t agree on employment terms with the
Canadian Union of Public Employees. As
a result, employees are walking off the
job. Who wins? There are four losers –
the employer, the union, the employees
and most important of all, deaf clients
that desperately need services!

 

 

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

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

3/5/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 March 2017

DeafDigest Gold – March 5, 2017

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Old Fogey

Television Engineering Department

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-television-engineering-department/

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Last 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/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bitter-deaf-student-at-college/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-or-hearing-job/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Sr. Marianne Van Vurst is the new President of
St. Rita School for the Deaf. She replaces
Gregory Ernst, who retired after 46 years
on the job. For some reason, the job title
has changed – from Ernst’s Executive Director
title to Van Vurst’s president title.

Stethoscope functioning as a hearing aid?
A woman lost her hearing aid, and was not
able to communicate. Instead she
borrowed a stethoscope and was able to
use it as a “temporary” hearing aid!

Police in Delhi (India) nabbed two fake-deaf
thieves after they broke into several homes.
When caught, they showed the police their
“certificate” attesting to their deafness.
The police quickly determined it was a fake
and immediately added it to their list of
charges!

Melbourne (Australia) is cracking down
on a group of homeless people that
squatter on the city streets. The police
held a special meeting to explain to the
homeless about their rights. One of the
squatters is deaf. He asked for an interpreter
so he could understand what the police
is trying to say. His request was turned down,
much to the anger of homeless advocates.

Chef/co-owner Paul Denamiel, not deaf, of his
own French restaurant “Le Rivage” in
Manhattan, was accused of mocking the
deafness of one of his kitchen workers.
This was part of the discrimination lawsuit
the staff has filed against the owner.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

TELLING A STUDENT NOT TO GO TO GALLAUDET OR NTID
Years ago, a principal of a deaf school hated
Gallaudet and NTID.
He told his best students, not to go to either
college but to go to a hearing college. He said it
is best for them.
One student wanted to go to a deaf college,
but the principal used heavy pressure on him
everyday, telling him to go to hearing college.
The stubborn student gave up and went to a
hearing college.
Was he happy? No, he was very bitter about
it. He became a board member of the deaf school
board of directors and used his powers to give
the principal very hard time!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bitter-deaf-student-at-college/

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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:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WORKING AT DEAF PLACE OR WORKING AT HEARING PLACE
A deaf person worked for many years at a hearing
place, where he was the only deaf employee.
His boss would write down his tasks on paper –
#1 task, #2 task, #3 task, etc.
The deaf person would follow the notes while
doing his tasks. Easy. No problem.
The deaf person quit his job at the hearing
workplace to work at a deaf place (agency serving
the deaf).
His new boss was deaf. Not necessary to write
notes? Well. The new boss would sign in ASL very
fast – please do task #1, please do task #2,
please do task #3. It was so fast that he had a
hard time remembering these tasks.
This deaf person realized he made a mistake
by leaving a hearing job for a deaf job!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I go snowshoeing in the winter.

My street boarders on 840 acres of State Park with 350 acres
being a body of water!

It is a very peaceful place to snowshoe.

I often find a few ice fishing shanties scattered about on the ice.

There are days I became disoriented and feel like I cannot find
my way home!

Sometimes I need to back track and get a better focus of where I am.

During the Winter time there are less landmarks for me to track.

So far, I have made it back home!

A video of one of my snowshoeing experiences is on YouTube below.

This was two years ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSK8uZhccyE

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:

Eastern Mennonite, Hunter Taylor, JR, men’s volleyball

he is not on the roster this season.

Is he injured and is being redshirted?

Or is he still attending classes but not playing
volleyball?

Or has he left college?

Do not know.

He was a member of the USA national deaf men’s volleyball
team that competed this past summer.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Holly Jamieson, who is deaf, is one of the top
curlers among the hearing curlers in Canada.

She represented Canada and won a gold medal at the
World Junior Women’€ Curling championship in
Estonia.

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Deaf Sports Collections update
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DeafDigest – 05 March 2017

DeafDigest Blue – March 5, 2017

Blue Edition
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Last 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/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sign-language-at-starbucks/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-good-and-bad-attitude/

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

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Thomas S. Williamson,
an attorney who was not deaf and really had nothing
to do with the deaf – except for one thing – to
spearhead a successful national class-action lawsuit
to force the U.S. Postal Service to provide
interpreters for its deaf employees.

Top stories about the deaf:

Nick Linton, not deaf, is a firefighter with the Waitemata Fire Service
in New Zealand. He set up a new event – Hearing Impaired Emergency Services
to help connect with the deaf community in need of such services.

The deaf of Bermuda will be able to get a new app that will
allow them to communicate, one on one basis with banks,
telecoms and doctors’ offices without using relay services.

The 211 program is doing very well in Nova Scotia. It allows the
deaf to dial up 211 on text to communicate with others.

It may not work in USA, but in New Zealand, a group of
national organizations have formed a coalition to try to
have a new law passed – Accessibility for New Zealanders Act.

Pope Francis granted sainthood to Father Antonio Provolo, born in 1801,
and not deaf. He pioneered education of the deaf in Italy.

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

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

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are deaf

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

A SURPRISE FINGERSPELLING AT STARBUCKS
A deaf person goes to the same Starbucks place
for a long time. The staff knows him, knows his
favorite coffee and knows his habits.
Suddenly one morning, one of the staff people,
beautifully fingerspelled –

how do you want your coffee?

It was a surprise because the staff member never
fingerspelled. And she also beautifully signed
thank you.
Did that person know signs for a long time but
hid it from the deaf person? Or did that person
attend sign language classes recently?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sign-language-at-starbucks/

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Lip reading tale

A deaf person and a hearing person were dining
together at a French restaurant.

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
The claire is very delicious

The hearing person actually said:
The eclaire is very delicious

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A TALE OF TWO DEAF SONS OF TWO BIG MANUFACTURERS
Why are some deaf people successful in moving up
the job ladder while other some deaf people are not
successful?
It may be just one word – attitude. One deaf son,
after graduating from college, was hired by his
father. He told the son to start at the bottom and
to learn his way up. He did – and many years later
he is the company vice president.
Another deaf son, after graduating from college,
told his father he must start at the top and said
he did not go to college to learn how to sweep the
factory floors. To this day, this deaf son is still
jobless, after many years.
Very important for deaf people to have good
attitudes.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-good-and-bad-attitude/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we are reading through captioning errors, one of the easier types of captioning errors to understand is homophones. Since stenocaptioners primarily write phonetically rather than typing out words letter by letter, it is fairly easy for them to make this sort of error.

What many people may not think about is how frequently a captioner has to differentiate between words that sound alike. A captioner may know the correct spelling of a word but choose the wrong steno outline.

Some examples of this kind of error would be: “It would seamless interesting to him.” “After the actor received his queue, he gave his line.” “He let his car idol for a couple minutes.” “The seen at the haunted mansion was rather Erie.” And one where the stenocaptioner really has to maintain his/her focus: “The reign would seam to be heaven scent.”

These should read as follows: “It would seem less interesting to him.” “After the actor received his cue, he gave his line.” “He let his car idle for a couple minutes.” “The scene at the haunted mansion was rather eerie.” “The rain would seem to be heaven sent.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

There are cowboys that round up cattle in the wild.
There are also cowboys that round up cattle in the
stockyards. Two different kinds of cowboys, but
still a cowboy, nevertheless.
Anyway there was an obituary of Meyer Rosenblatt,
a deaf man, who departed us recently.
As a young man before he moved on, he was a
cowboy, rounding up cattle in the Omaha
stockyards.
Were there other deaf cowboys, or was he the
only one? Do not know, but at any rate, DeafDigest
dedicates this edition to Meyer.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Ed Waterstreet, who started Deaf West from scratch to
become the nation’s #1 deaf theatrical group, has
retired as the Artistic Director. Replacing him is David Kurs.
Very difficult for a theatrical group to survive these
tough economic times, no matter if it is a deaf group
or a hearing group. That Deaf West has survived over
the years is a testimony to Ed’s skills. Thank you,
Ed for enriching our cultural horizons. Kurs, after
graduating from Gallaudet, worked for the famous
comedian Danny DeVito, as a young man before
moving on.

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DeafDigest – 03 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 3, 2017

— Amazon Cloud crash and Deaf crash

Many of us use Cloud Computing, and we have read about
the Amazon Cloud crash. Bad computer parts? No,
it was a simple programming error (just a typo)
that caused the Amazon Cloud world to come down
in a big crash. A simple typo caused the same
thing to a computer system at a national American
agency serving the deaf. The records were wiped
out and could not be saved! The agency was
forced to throw out the computer system and
replace it with a new one, starting all over.
Needless to say, the agency was not the same
since that crash. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/amazon-cloud-crash-and-deaf-crash/

 

— priority at FCC

We are always concerned everytime FCC changes its
chairperson. New chairperson always has his own
agenda and priorities. He may be deaf-friendly or
not deaf-friendly. The new chairperson is Ajit
Pai, and it is great to hear from him that one
of his priorities is to deal with quality of
interpreters with the Video Relay Service. He
wants a medical interpreter if the relay call
is medically-related; he wants a legal interpreter
if the relay call is legal-related and so on.
Easy to do it? No, but it is a start!

 

— arranged marriages possibily led to many deaf children

A team of researchers at the Madras ENT Research Foundation,
in India, is puzzled over too many deaf children born
in a group of 60 families in a rural village. Without
saying it directly, they are implying it may be the
consequences of too many arranged marriages among
members of this close-knit village.

 

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 02 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 2, 2017

— Great Britain refuses deaf woman free hospital service

Dena Bryant, who is deaf, was born in Great Gonerby, a
small British village of just 2,000 people. She has
lived in that town all her life. She needed medical
treatment at a nearby hospital, but the medical
staff refused to admit her. They felt she was faking
her British citizenship, despite her protests that
she was born in that hospital and grew up in the
nearby small town. The government did not want to
give free medical services for non-citizens, and
this was the reason they blocked her. The government,
however, said they are investigating. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hospital-says-no-to-deaf-woman/

 

— PAH shouted by a hearing woman, not deaf woman

In ASL Lingo, PAH (lipreadable mouth movement)
means finally. Deaf people say it all the time.
Do hearing people say it? Chris Ardis, not
deaf, is a teacher of the deaf and also a teacher
of ASL classes. She and her colleages were
embroiled in a controversial political issue
with the school board. When she won the vote,
she said PAH even though her friends did not
understand what it meant! A PAH is a PAH.

 

— feeling, not hearing, the police siren

Could deaf people hear the siren? Yes, if they
wear a hearing aid or a CI. Could deaf people
feel the siren without a hearing aid or
a CI? Police departments say that Howler
siren can be felt by the deaf – they say
it rumbles – just like motorcycles whizzing
by!

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 01 March 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 1, 2017

— The Villages court case: comments

A newspaper said the deaf won the Villages
(Florida) court case regarding no interpreters for
learning classes. Yet this story leads to more
questions – 30 deaf people testified but
only 21 were awarded money; why not nine others?
Total of $212,000 split among the 21 winners
(nearly $11,000 per winner) in this three-week
long trial, costing millions of dollars in
legal fees, yet for the deaf winners, it is
“pennies”. Who pays for legal fees of these
deaf winners, never mind deaf losers? Why
did the trial last three weeks? Something
does not look right after reading the story.
And besides – the Villages could appeal,
not that they will! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/anti-deaf-village/

 

— captions for the hearing

Many hearing people hate captions, saying it
is distracting on the screen, and they would
turn it off on TV if no deaf people are around.
Yet, many hearing people have a very hard
time following these Lord of The Rings
stories, and other classicals, even with voices.
This is where the captions come in!

 

— Deaflympics on TV

Deaflympics is coming up. Will it be on TV?
It was announced that the Olympic Channel
has signed a tie-up with the International
Committee of Sports for the Deaf (the governing
body of the Deaflympics). It says that Deaflympics
could be broadcast. “Could” does not mean it will,
though!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Clarke School, unbelievable incident
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

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