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DeafDigest – 30 April 2017

DeafDigest Gold – April 30, 2017

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

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Old Fogey

Just My Luck, An Oralist

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-just-my-luck-an-oralist/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/white-captions-perfect-for-deaf-low-vision/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/why-taylor-swift-is-popular-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/falserobbery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lbj/

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

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/highway-wall-deaf-mural/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The National Deaf Hotline Services, sponsored
by ADWAS, has expanded into 24/7 coverage.
It used to be operated during regular
day time hours.

Evelyn Glennie, the deaf British woman, who is
the world’s #1 percussionist, has been
honored with a degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She was born in Scotland but moved to London to establish her career in music.

In New Zealand, the Captioning Working Group,
an advocacy organization, is pushing for
24/7 emergency captions on TV. For some
reason the government is reluctant.

The Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said
he will donate money to Barrier Free Living
which provides support services for the deaf
in need.

The Tennessee Legislature passed a bill that
gives foreign language credit for students
that take ASL courses.

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SOME BANKS ARE AFRAID OF THE DEAF
This is a true story; a deaf person went to a bank
and gave the teller a note.
The teller got scared and pressed the “bank robbery”
button to alert the police.
The police came to the bank, looking for the bank
robber. The teller pointed to the deaf person.
It was realized that the deaf person was not a
bank robber but wanted to ask the teller a question
about a banking matter.
Many bank robbers pass notes to the tellers
demanding money. Not that deaf person!

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

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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

A SPEECH WITHOUT A PRINTED COPY
In 1966, there was a surprise visitor that came to
the Gallaudet University graduation ceremony.
The surprise visitor was president Lyndon B.
Johnson. No one knew about the visit – not even
the Gallaudet president or the White House.
Johnson arrived at the graduation and immediately
went on the stage to give a speech. After the speech
he left Gallaudet.
Where is the printed copy of his speech? The
Johnson Library archives does not have it. The
Gallaudet archives does not have it.
A big mystery!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Staying informed about our local community is important.

People in town hear about events, announcements and alerts in many ways.

For hearing and sighted persons, information is all around them.

DeafBlind individuals can be at a loss when it comes to what is happening in town!

I decided to check Front Porch Forum, a website for our town. It is totally free.

Wow, it contains lots of information about what is going on in town that I had been left out of!

One example: Our town voted to close our local police department!

Also, there was an event to check out solar system and many other
informational goodies.

This web site includes recommendations for carpenters, plumbers, cleaners, lawn care services, and more.

It is nice to be included in my local community by joining Front Porch
Forum.

You too can log into Front Porch Forum and put in your town and sign up!

Be informed!

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

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

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

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

FROM DEAF TO DEFYING THE ODDS | Matthew Klotz’ journey from being deaf to
becoming a legend

But Klotz isn’t just an LSU swimmer; he’s a phenom in deaf sports. Klotz
set world-records in the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke at the 2013
Deaflympics.

full story at:
http://www.lsunow.com/tigertv/from-deaf-to-defying-the-odds-matthew-klotz-journey-from/article_8efe027e-2bb0-11e7-b6f0-f7c685bc0c5e.html

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Matt Hamill comeback win

Matt Hamill knocks out Luiz Cane in 38 seconds, wins first fight since
2012

Matt Hamill is still fighting and evidently still capable of finishing
opponents.

Hamill knocked out former UFC veteran Luiz Cane in just 38 seconds in the
main event of Fight2Night 2 on Friday night in Parana, Brazil. It was
Hamill’s first victory since 2012.

full story at:
http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/4/29/15482576/matt-hamill-knocks-out-luiz-cane-in-38-seconds-wins-first-fight-since-2012

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— hearing ASL college quarterback (not Gallaudet)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/nissan-truck-deaf-racer/

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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

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

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Attention:

the employment ads section is at:
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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 30 April 2017

DeafDigest Blue – April 30, 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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click on subscribe and follow the screen

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/louisehume/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/teenagecodas/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/handwriting-is-very-important-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gallaudet-baseball-cap-confusion/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf person on a stock market trading floor http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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We carry an unbeatable selection of products for the Deaf,
including vibrating alarm clocks, door signalers, emergency
alerting products, books/media and much more! With so much
to choose from, deciding can be hard-but we’ve made
shopping easier by offering free shipping and returns.

Orders placed within the contiguous 48 states are shipped
for free. If you are not satisfied with your purchase
for any reason, return it within 30 days. We’ll give
you a full refund and even pay the shipping to send
it back.

Our knowledgeable customer service is here for you
during the first 30 days and beyond. Ask your toughest
questions- we’re dedicated to making sure you’re 100%
satisfied with your purchase.

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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/deaf-chef-in-indiana/

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Flash – this just in

Matt Hamill knocked out his opponent in 38 seconds
in a bout in Brazil, winning his first fight in
five years!  (he was fighting and then retired and
then fighting several times in that time span)

Top stories about the deaf:

On display at the Vigo County museum in Indiana
is Sand Art by deaf sand artist Andrew Clemens.
Glass art is done in glass bottles with different
colors of sand. Very few artists are able to
do this feat.

There are complaints in India that “interpreter-
available” signs posted at voting stations
for convenience of deaf voters are missing these interpreters!

There is a lot of anger at Harvard. This
highly respected university offers ASL
classes but would not recognize ASL as
a foreign language requirement, necessary
for graduation. Harvard is saying reason
is that ASL has no written content.

Is a cochlear implant necessary for success
in life? This was the hot issue in ASL class
at University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Half of the class said yes; other half said no.

One university in Uganda is asking for mandatory
sign language classes for all teachers in all
class rooms, just in the case one student is
deaf.

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

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

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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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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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Like captions on TV â€“ for the phone!

Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts required.

For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer, email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HOW IMPORTANT IS HANDWRITING?
How important is Deaf Handwriting? Also, how
important is Hearing Handwriting?
Very important! If handwriting is lousy and
hard to read, no matter if it is Deaf Handwriting
or Hearing Handwriting, then communication by
note and pen is dead!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/handwriting-is-very-important-for-deaf/

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Lip reading tale

A deaf person thought hearing person said:
This the high school seen

Seen? Wrong word in a simple sentence!

The hearing person actually said:
This is the high school scene

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BASEBALL CAP CONFUSION IN WASHINGTON, DC
In Washington, DC, many people wear baseball
caps with the letter G on front.
Letter G. It can be Georgetown University or
George Washington University or Gallaudet University.
Even worse – the design, the color, and the logo on
these three different universities are almost the same.
From a distance, if you see a cap with G, it is
hard to know which university it is!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gallaudet-baseball-cap-confusion/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People who become court reporters, broadcast captioners, and CART captioners come from many different backgrounds. Some go to court reporting school immediately after high school, but there are increasing numbers of people in the profession who have followed other paths to get there.

There are some who have bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and even PhDs and other advanced degrees who have decided that their real love is realtime captioning or court reporting. They have returned to court reporting school and learned steno theory and practiced in order to achieve their goal.

Even for people with advanced degrees, becoming a court reporter or a realtime captioner takes a lot of practice. In order to achieve their goals faster, people with great determination may write on their steno machines all day in school and then go home in the evening and practice some more. Others may be attending an online school and practice throughout the day. Some very determined people end up spending more than eight hours a day practicing in order to increase their speed.

The faster one achieves the high speeds necessary to graduate from a court reporting program, the quicker he or she will be able to achieve the goal of being a CART captioner, broadcast captioner, or a court reporter.

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Who knows some day, just like general
practice physicians going out of fashion,
we may find general practice interpreters
following suit?
A new association has surfaced recently
and it is the IMIA, which is fully spelled
out as International Medical Interpreters
Association.
We have legal-trained interpreters; now
we are having medical-trained interpreters.
Some day we will find a new organization
called ISIA which is spelled out in full
as International Sports Interpreters
Association. And another new association
of specialty-trained interpreters and
yet another one. And so on.
Meaning we just cannot call a surgeon
“just a doctor.” The same goes for our
interpreters of the future?

editor’s note:
Are we seeing this happening nowadays?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The feud in Indiana between parents that support parental
choice for deaf children and supporters of Indiana
School for the Deaf is not just going away quietly.
Dispute has flared up again this week.

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DeafDigest – 28 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 28, 2017

 

— delegates say cheering is discriminatory

Is loud cheering, especially at athletic events,
discriminatory? This is what the delegates at the
National Union of Students are saying. They
said it discriminates against the deaf that
cannot hear these loud cheers! This organization
advocates the needs of (hearing) students
that attend universities in Great Britain.
Well, the deaf have their own Wave Cheer. And
besides, we all root for our favorite athletic
teams.

A picture is at:
http://35.182.75.222/loud-cheering-being-discriminatory/

 

— needless deaf tragedy

DeafDigest has mentioned several times regarding
the strike against the Canadian Hearing Society.
And tragedies are beginning to surface. Two deaf
hospitalized patients have been without
interpreters, not understanding what the
doctors and the nurses have to say. One died,
and the other is suffering from an advanced
stage of cancer.

 

 

— strong interest among architects

The Architects’ Journal ran a great story
about Deaf Design, meaning Deaf Friendly
buildings. This magazine is not an American
publication, but a British publication.
It was not that too many years ago when
Bernard Brown came up with his Deaf House
concept. We may have very strong feelings
in favor of Deaf Design, but Bernard was
the first deaf person to come up with it!
A former Deaf Builder in Connecticut,
and then a Gallaudet faculty member,
he is now retired and living in Florida
Villages.

 

 

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

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

4/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 27, 2017

 

— Rochester plans a deaf-friendly airport

The Greater Rochester International Airport is
planning to become deaf-friendly. The state
Department of Transportation has asked NTID
to help with the design to make it deaf-friendly.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-friendly-waiting-room/

 

— our hard work for nothing

The Deaf Community fought hard for net
neutrality, otherwise internet and
cable costs may be out of reach of
low income deaf. We succeeded only
to have the White House FCC appointee
announce his plans to block net
neutrality. Very frustrating for us.

 

— Educators confused between deaf and hearing

In Australia, the Queensland’s Education
Department issued a report that made
Indigenous people angry. It said that
many students in some communities
have an intellectual disability. One
of these students was actually deaf,
and not intellectually disabled!

 

 

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

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

4/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 26 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 26, 2017

 
— cannot caption the videos, the court says so

A court made a decision that it is a copyright violation
if someone puts captions on video material and distributes
it for free. This court is not in USA, but in the
Netherlands! But here in USA, we are seeing attorneys
fighting over other captioning issues (U of California
case; the Villages Florida case, etc). A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/copyright-issues/

 

— actress very busy

DeafDigest mentioned deaf actress Shoshannah Stern
sometime back in a Supernatural TV program. The
interviewer was able to interview her again
recently. He that she is very busy but still
took the time to answer his questions. DeafDigest
hopes that she will continue being busy acting once
her role in the Supernatural program ends. Busy
actresses are no longer busy acting when their
TV and movie roles end but are busy trying to
get new roles! This is Hollywood Reality.

 

— a shocking revelation with the continuing strike

DeafDigest also mentioned that the strikers
with the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) have not
gotten pay raises in four years whereas the CEO is
drawing a fat salary. It was also revealed today
that some other CHS top administrators have received
75 percent pay raises, while the deaf workers
have received zero percent pay raises. Fair? No!
Greed? Good question!

 

 

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

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

4/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 25, 2017

— a picture of oralism abuse

This picture is self explanatory. To see what it
is all about, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/oralism-abuse/

The captions under the picture will explain
it all.

 

— deaf network in big city subways

How important are subways for deaf people?
Very important – and it has nothing to do
with providing transportation. The
subways have become social meeting places
for the deaf, inasmuch as cops and hearing
passengers hate it. The Journal of Cultural
Geography made a mention of this underground
social network!

 

— deaf woman, having hard time, refused food stamps

In Georgia, a deaf woman struggling with English,
applied for food stamps. Her request for an
interpreter was refused and the social service
office told her to fill out the forms on her own.
As a result, a federal lawsuit is being filed against
the state Division of Family and Children Services,
the state Department of Human Services and the
state Department of Community Health.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— tips for great ASL plays
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

4/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 24 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 24, 2017

— extremely unusual interpreting situation

Pro wrestling is a big fake; everything is staged
on the mat. Yet, it is a popular event, attracting
many fans. One pro wrestling situation was
unusual. The referee, Matt Calamare is deaf.
And sometimes he referees a match that Chris Cayden
wrestles. Chris also serves as Matt’s ASL
interpreter while still competing on the mat!
Matt, himself, is also a pro wrestler, juggling
between wrestling and refereeing – in these
small town Pennsylvania wrestling venues.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/unusual-deaf-referee/

 

 

— an ADA win that the loser laughed hard

Judges are getting fed up with these ADA lawsuits;
in one ADA lawsuit, the litigant won. The winner’s
cash reward? Just $14.31 ! Angry, the winner asked
for more money, especially for legal fees; the judge
said no. This is why the loser laughed very hard,
having to pay just that small amount!

 

— a shock with some food trucks

Normally food trucks are deaf-unfriendly.
Menus are posted outside of the window,
and if a deaf person pointed at it, the
order-taker would be forced to stick his
neck out to see what the meal choice was.
Yet – there is a shock. Some food trucks
just don’t have menus at all! The order-taker
would just shout out the meal choices.
This creates an impossible situation for
the deaf person.

 

 

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

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

4/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 23 April 2017

DeafDigest Gold – April 23, 2017

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This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/white-captions-perfect-for-deaf-low-vision/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/why-taylor-swift-is-popular-deaf/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/hiding-something/

an actor hiding something

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Top stories about the deaf:

A law was passed in Georgia, awaiting governor’s
signature to require insurers to cover up to
$3,000 in hearing aid costs every four years.

In Minnesota, a priority among the judges
is to make sure deaf in court rooms are
provided with interpreters.

A deaf-blind video gamer was not welcome to
compete in a video game. But when the
competitors found out about his disability, they practically laid out the
red carpet for him. Hypocrisy? Yes!

A fake hearing aid being used as a device
to help individuals suffering from
substance abuse? Yes, and it is
called the Bridge. Something to do with
sending electrical signals to the brain
to suppress withdrawal pains. Has FDA
approved it? Not yet.

Organizers of Comic Con event at Syracuse
University knew that many deaf people
love comics but are not being accommodated
with interpreters as these Comic Con events
anywhere in USA. They went one up by
providing interpreters for the deaf at
the event that took place on the campus!

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A REASON FOR WHITE OR YELLOW CAPTIONS
A director of a state commission for the deaf told
DeafDigest editor last week that there is a reason for
white or yellow captions.
He said that deaf people with low vision prefer white
or yellow captions.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/white-captions-perfect-for-deaf-low-vision/

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

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A REASON WHY TAYLOR SWIFT IS SO POPULAR
Taylor Swift is one of the world’s most popular
singers. In a newspaper story about her, there
was a list of many reasons why she is so popular.
One of the reasons was her donating $10,000 to the
Horace Mann School for the Deaf two years ago.
Originally she had no plans to donate the money
to that school. But she was pranked by a group
that faked a promise to the school of her singing
performance.
To make up for it (and to get even with the pranksters)
she made that donation to the school.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/why-taylor-swift-is-popular-deaf/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Many of us who are DeafBlind use FaceBook.

It is nice for us to interact with many of our friends and family members.

There are some issues with Facebook accessibility.

Pictures are difficult to decipher with vision loss.  A helpful hint is to write a description of the picture.

Facebook has also come up with some new features that make it inaccessible for us!

We need to provide feedback to Facebook and friends who post on Facebook.

One example of a new feature is changing background colors and fonts.

This makes posts harder to read.

I hope readers will understand our issues and forgo the colors options when posting!

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:

part of newspaper story

University of Southern Maine freshman men’s ice hockey defenseman Johnny Kyte (son of
deaf ex-NHL hockey great Jim Kyte) scored
one goal and assisted on two others in
all of his team’s 25 games this season

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Yuya Ishii, Japan, pro baseball

is still pitching for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
minor league team. He is now at age of 35.

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Deaf Sports Collections update
— national deaf skiing champion
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/first-deaf-major-leaguer/

Dummy Hoy or Dummy Taylor, first deaf major leaguer????

Click and find out!

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DeafDigest – 23 April 2017

DeafDigest Blue – April 23, 2017

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/research-frustration/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/referee-laughing-hard/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/louisehume/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/teenagecodas/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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Top stories about the deaf:

Bollywood, India’s version of our own
Hollywood, has cast a hearing actress for
a deaf role and the newspapers were
praising her for her high-risk role.
Same old story – hearing actors cast in
deaf roles instead of just using deaf
actors.

Researchers at The State University of New York
are saying that hearing tests do not catch
the most common form of hearing loss.

American School For the Deaf has been
celebrating its 200th birthday.

Nevada State College in Henderson is beginning
a new major – Deaf Studies. They are saying
it is the only college in the state to offer
this such major.

Fishers (Indiana) Fire Department is developing
a database to tell firefighters if there are
deaf residents in a house that is on fire.
It probably will work if the deaf residents
update the fire department with their addresses,
but if they don’t then what?

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

NAD NEEDS LOUISE HUME
Who is Louise Hume? Why the NAD needs her? In a small
city of around 270,000 people, about 900 deaf people live
in that city.
And almost 470 deaf people from that city joined the NAD as members!
More than 52 percent? Yes. The city was Akron, Ohio,
and Louise Hume, a deaf woman, explained to these deaf people
in Akron why the NAD is important to them. After listening
to her, many of them signed up with NAD as new members.
It was in 1948. Will this happen today with a new
“Louise Hume” as “NAD salesperson”?
Good question!

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

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
I watched the clothes at the laundromat

The hearing person actually said:
I washed the clothes at the laundromat

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A COMMON CODA TALE
Every Coda has tales of growing up in families of
deaf parents.
What is the most common Coda tale? As teenagers,
before they were allowed to drive cars, they would
sneak out to drive the car at 2 AM or 3 AM while
deaf parents were sleeping.
And how did the deaf parents catch them? Very
easy – they would look at the number of miles on the
car and ask them if they drove those “extra miles”
last night!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

If you are hiring a realtime captioner, you might want to make sure that he or she has some experience or knowledge about the subject being captioned, and you may want to give them additional information about the assignment. If a captioner is asked to caption something that they know nothing about and have not prepared for, it can be a big problem.

In addition to having the skills to caption, one of the most difficult things for a captioner to develop is a dictionary of terminology. The dictionary basically tells the computer how a captioner writes a particular word or phrase and translates it into English. If the words aren’t in a captioner’s dictionary, they can’t translate properly.

If a captioner is given the proper material in advance, he or she can keep up with speakers using long and difficult words. If you let your captioner know that you will be speaking about compounds that contain more than one chiral center that are stereoisomers but not enantiomers, your captioner can enter the words in advance and communicate difficult or technical terminology to the consumer.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

If Dwight Brewington has his way, then we will be
rooting for our first deaf NBA star. Dwight who started
his collegiate basketball career at Providence before
transferring to Liberty, has applied for the NBA
draft, forfeiting his remaining season of eligibility.
We, the deaf, who follow pro basketball, should not
collectively hold our breaths. Dwight was advised by
basketball scouts not to declare for the early draft.
They said his pro skills is borderline. Dwight, who did
not agree with the assessment, went ahead with it.
More likely he will head out to play pro basketball
either in the NBA Development League or overseas.
Deaf players Lance Allred is in the development
league whereas Jamal Bradley is playing pro ball overseas.

editor’s note:
Brewington was not drafted. He went on to play a long
pro basketball career in the lower professional
levels, but not with NBA.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

SPAT may help determine which is better – ASL-fluent
mental health clinician or a non-ASL fluent clinician,
accommodated by an interpreter – when working with
deaf patients. SPAT? It stands for Signed Paired
Associates Test, and it is a project administered by
teams of researchers from University of Rochester
and NTID.

editor’s note:
Don’t know what became of it.

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DeafDigest – 21 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 21, 2017

— Lyft offers deaf drivers two great features

We read bad news about Uber; this company is losing a lot
of money and rumors are that they may lay off drivers.
Just hope they will keep deaf drivers. Now for Lyft,
this competitor has offered two new features.
The read-out device on the dashboard will say
“NEW RIDE” each time hearing passengers request
a Lyft ride. This would quickly alert the deaf
Lyft driver. The second feature is at:

http://deafdigest.com/message-for-hearing-passengers/

 

— a puzzling misunderstanding

A former deaf IBM employee filed a lawsuit, claiming
discrimination on the job. IBM reached settlement,
offering $200,000. The deaf man thought it was
$200,000,000 based on the sign language by the
attorney. As a result he refused to sign papers,
and has filed a lawsuit against his former
attorney. This is puzzling. The sign for
thousands (tapping the palm once) is much
different from millions (tapping the palm
several times with both hands moving slightly
forward). And besides if the attorney
mouthed the word “thousands” while signing,
the deaf person could have caught it. And
the attorney is a Coda with a fluent knowledge
of ASL!

 

— no way of knowing the driver is deaf

There was a meeting between police officers
in small New Hampshire towns and the deaf
community. Same story – what should the deaf
driver do during traffic stops, and also
what should the police officer also do?
One police officer explained that when he
stops a driver, he has no way of knowing
from the rear if the driver is deaf.
Once he learns of driver’s deafness, then
many thoughts race across the cop’s mind
– lipreading, texting, gesturing, note taking
or asking for an interpreter. A minor traffic
stop, instead of remaining just minor, could
escalate into tragic consequences.

 

 

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

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

4/16/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 20 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 20, 2017

— a different way to communicate with hearing

Communicating with hearing takes different ways –
lipreading, gesturing, sign language if hearing
knows it, written notes, interpreters and text
captions. Is there another way? Yes, if Facebook
succeeds with their plan. Facebook wants
to develop a system that can type as fast as
100 words per minute directly from the brain.
Will it work? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/brain-to-brain-communications/

 

— a non-signing deaf actress

Not every deaf person uses sign language.
And there are some deaf people with “perfect”
speech. An unidentified non-signing,
perfect-speaking deaf actress said:

I am not a deaf actress; I just happen to be deaf

That actress is British. The British deaf community
does not know to figure her out for what she is!

 

— deaf-only town hall with a Republican congressman

More and more congressmen dread town halls because
angry people in the audience would make abusive
comments. Also, many congressmen are too busy
making contacts with the hearing constituents
to bother with a deaf-only event. This being
said, deaf-only town halls are not common.
It is nice to know that Utah Rep. Chris Stewart,
a Republican, staged a town hall with his
deaf and hard of hearing constituents. Hope
it turns up good when Stewart returns to
Capitol Hill.

 

 

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

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

4/16/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 19 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 19, 2017

 
— deaf set-up team with hearing entertainment company

Dazzle Entertainment is based in Hong Kong, specializing
in designed walls, props and backdrops, all with a range of
colors and designs. These are installed at huge musical
events that many thousands of young people attend.
The key people in the company is a group of set up
people – they are deaf and they are in full charge of
props, designs and artwork. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-designers-at-entertainment-company/

 

 

— a deaf trick at big conventions without interpreters

There are many different kinds of hearing conventions,
trade shows and exhibit halls everywhere in USA. Many
of them have interpreters, but many others don’t.
A deaf person who loves to attend photography and
camera equipment conventions has this trick. Email
the convention host and the exhibitors several days
in advance – explain to them of his deafness and
the need for interpreters and that if there is none,
then find someone at the booths that do not mind
private notetaking sessions! Some exhibitors will
respond, some don’t – but it works, according to
that deaf conventioneer. And the key advice –
do not make these “ADA-threats” – totally turns
them off.

 

 

— confusing voice 911 calls that deaf not aware of

Some 911 districts have this feature on their
programmed computerized 911 calls – a buzzing
sound near the end of the calls. People
think it may be a fax tone (faxes are obsolete,
by the way). Actually it tells people not to
hang up, and asks for the hard of hearing
person to wait for a “deaf-friendly” voice
call! Why the confusion? Because there are
hearing people and hard of hearing people that
use the 911 calls – and the programmers try
to accommodate both groups of people.
Everyone, by the way, hates it!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— waiting for flashing call for nothing
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

4/16/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 18 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 18, 2017

 

— White House says no to interpreters at $5 bil agency

The CIA has a budget of $5 billion dollars, and has
a good number of deaf employees. They need interpreters
but CIA was not able to hire any because of freeze on hiring
new employees  by the White House. Recently, the
White House dropped the hiring freeze and hopefully the
deaf employees can get good interpreters that they need.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/cia-needs-new-interpreter/

 

— waitress with two hearing aids is lucky

A waitress at a restaurant in Branford, CT,
wears two hearing aids. One hearing aid was
broken and she had problems understanding
the orders from a man and a woman at one
table. The man asked why she had problems
with the orders. She explained that her
hearing aid was broken. After the meal,
the man paid for the check and tipped
her $500 with instructions to get her
hearing aid fixed. The waitress cried
while hugging the man! A google search
of hearing aid repairs says $500 is
probably just about right!

 

— many hearing people like captions

Do many hearing people like captions?
There was a survey by a captioning
advocacy group that said that 30
percent of viewers (both deaf and
hearing) look at captions. And that
most of the people in this 30 percent
group are not deaf. On the flip side,
70 percent of viewers would not
look at captions. Good or bad
stats or just confusing stats?

 

 

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

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

4/16/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 17 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 17, 2017

 
— these hypocrite, two-faced employers

Are employers both hypocrites and two-faced?
Well, there was a survey of 100 employers.
Less than 20 percent of them said they
would hire the deaf. 50 percent of them
said they would not hire the deaf. Yet
75 percent of them said that the deaf are
no different from hearing and felt the
deaf can do the job as good as the
hearing. But why not just hire the deaf?
This is a good question. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hypocrisy/

 

— congressman does not give an interpreter for deaf person

A deaf woman, living in Bentonville, Arkansas, wanted
to attend a town hall event hosted by U.S. Representative
Steve Womack. She gave notice 72 hours in advance of
her request. She showed up, but the interpreter
never showed up. Said Womack:

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control,
the interpreter was unable to attend the event

The upset deaf woman said she does not count!

 

— CEO earns fat salary while deaf employees on strike

Deaf employees of Canadian Hearing Society in
Toronto, have been on strike. They are protesting
nearly 30 percent of layoffs in past three years
and also no pay increase for the past four years.
In the meantime, the CEO (not deaf) is making
$268,749 per year.

 

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

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

4/16/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 16 April 2017

DeafDigest Gold – April 16, 2017

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This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/grocery-vs-supermarket/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-eyes-hearing-eyes/

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

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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Top stories about the deaf:

Chile’s telecom provider Movistar Chile is installing
sign language kiosks at their branches across the
nation.

The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
has won an award for its best website design by The
Horizon Interactive Awards, an organization
that reviews government web sites.

Researchers tracking eye movements to see how CI
children pick up their language development?
This is what a team of researchers at the
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
is doing, with focus on implanted children
born profoundly deaf.

The City Commission meetings in St Augustine,
Florida will finally be closed captioned,
paying respect to high numbers of deaf residents in the area.

Kim Soo-jeong, not deaf is the director of
the Korea Barrier Free Films. She has made it
her mission to open caption a selected number
of movies for the benefit of the deaf.

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SMALL GROCERY STORE OR BIG SUPERMARKET
There is a small grocery store near your home.
It is not deaf friendly and it is expensive.
There is a big supermarket, about 20 minutes
walk from your home. The prices are low.
Which is better – short walk, but not deaf-friendly
and expensive or long walk, deaf friendly and low
prices?
Or you go to the grocery store if it is raining,
and you go to the supermarket if weather is perfect!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/grocery-vs-supermarket/

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DEAF EYES VS HEARING EYES
Deaf Eyes are always different from Hearing Eyes.
Deaf and hearing look at things differently.
A deaf person goes to a store and immediately
knows if it is deaf-friendly or not.
A hearing person will not know the difference!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Switching gears!  From snowshoes to sneakers!

I guess Spring finally arrived in Vermont!

I started my daily walk on my neighborhood roads.

There are no sidewalk so my white cane is hard at work!

One morning, on a nice sunny day, I walked along the side of the road.

A gentleman came running to the fence to warn me of piles of dirt and
leaves!

He was doing his spring cleaning.  I had to chuckle.

My white cane would have noticed the piles on the side of the road!

Anyway, everyone should take a walk at least 5 times a week!

A walk a day keeps the doctor away!

Happy Spring

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

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Texas A & M’s deaf relief pitcher

Righthanded pitcher Cason Sherrod has been a key part of the Texas A&M
bullpen this season. He entered the opening game vs. Alabama on Thursday
with the Aggies trailing but proceeded to throw 3 1/3 innings of one-hit,
shutout ball as the Aggies took the victory.

Sherrod has been diagnosed with “moderate to severe” hearing loss, with
his hearing at only 53 percent of what the average person hears.

full story at:
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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Tori Faieta played basketball professionally two years ago with
the Leicester Riders team in British women’s pro basketball.

Last season she suffered an ACL and couldn’t play.

A google search failed to show if she has come back to play
professionally elsewhere.

Tori Faieta, Leicester Riders, British women’s pro basketball

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-art-hearing-art/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/research-frustration/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/referee-laughing-hard/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/eleven-young-deaf-men/

you may recognize some of them even though the
picture took place in the late fifties

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Top stories about the deaf:

An educational agency in India said that, though only
25 percent of deaf children survive regular school
classes, they could be capable of doing well in
the hearing classroom environment.

The Member of the Order of the British Empire
award has been given to a deaf leader from
Wales. He was praised for finding jobs for
the deaf and pushing for deaf advocacy.

A storm spotter class (not the same as storm chasing)
was held for the deaf in Huntsville, Alabama.
That northern Alabama are is where violent storms
take place as a way of life!

The Saskatchewan provincial government announced that
it will discontinue providing hearing aids for
the deaf and the hard of hearing. Budgetary issues
was cited as the reason.

The shortage of interpreters in Southwest Louisiana
was described as “extreme” according to a local TV
news report.

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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DEAF HISTORY RESEARCH FRUSTRATION
For example – in Year 1900, a deaf writer
writes a Deaf Story, but information is not
complete and is little vague.
Year 2017, a Deaf History Researcher
finds that old 1900 story and is very
frustrated because of incomplete and
vague information.
Happens all the time in Deaf History
and Hearing History.

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

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Lip reading tale

A deaf person and a hearing person were talking
about a re-run episode of the now-closed
North Woods Law (Maine) TV program.

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
The Buick fellow is a pretty good warden

The hearing person actually said:
The Buuck fellow is a pretty good warden

It was in reference to game warden Ethan Buuck.

Yes, the Buuck name is difficult to pronounce,
by the way.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A BASKETBALL REFEREE THAT LAUGHS HARD DURING TIME OUT
You are watching a basketball game at Gallaudet
University.
During a timeout, a hearing fan shouted something
at a hearing referee.
The hearing referee suddenly looked at the hearing
fan and laughed very hard.
Why did the hearing referee laugh very hard? We
will never know.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/referee-laughing-hard/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“Is it hard to become a CART captioner?” When people see me providing CART services, I am often asked this question.

I usually respond that it is very much like learning another language. Is it hard to learn Japanese or French? Obviously, some people pick it up faster than others.

The same is true for CART captioners. It takes some people much longer than others to learn the skills necessary to become a captioner.
Most CART captioners use a steno machine, and they learn the same basic skills as court reporters. First they learn a shorthand theory, when they are basically taught where all the keys are and what combinations of letters they would use to make other letters.

After that, they spend time building their speed. The first tests they pass are at around 60 words a minute. They must build their speed to over 200 words per minute. Many schools require that you pass tests at 225 words a minute in order to complete your training.

For some people, the speedbuilding phase can take years.  Every person is different. Some people have done it in a year and a half while others have taken four or five years or even more.

Would you consider going through that kind of training “hard”? I guess that is the answer to the question.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A whammy took place at the Deaf History Conference
hosted at Gallaudet University on April 11th.
Ben Bahan was on the podium, as part of the
program, and he was talking about the importance
of electrical light in the building. Just as when
he signed these words “electrical light” to make a
point in the speech, the lights went out and stayed
out for three hours.
No, Ben did not plan to time the words “electrical
light” with the power blackout, which plunged half of
the campus into darkness.
An errant backhoe on the construction site was
the villain, cutting the power line.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

James Castle, an illiterate deaf artist who became famous
years after his death, has surfaced again in the news
this week. Because his scribbled pieces of drawings are
valued as much as $50,000 per piece, people are still
squabbling over his estate. At issue are recently-
discovered pieces of additional artwork found in
attic of Castle’s house. A judge will have to decide
who is the rightful owner of these pieces.

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DeafDigest – 16 April 2017

SMALL GROCERY STORE OR BIG SUPERMARKET
There is a small grocery store near your home.
It is not deaf friendly and it is expensive.
There is a big supermarket, about 20 minutes
walk from your home. The prices are low.
Which is better – short walk, but not deaf-friendly
and expensive or long walk, deaf friendly and low
prices?
Or you go to the grocery store if it is raining,
and you go to the supermarket if weather is perfect!

DeafDigest – 14 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 14, 2017

 

— highest honor for a deaf woman in Egypt

Egypt is a nation with many problems, including
discrimination against the deaf. This nation
classified Esraa El Bably as unfit because of
her deafness. She moved to Bahrain to get a
good education. Wanting to become a dentist,
she applied to many Egyptian dental schools;
only one accepted her. Graduating, all dental
jobs were denied her except for one. She is
now the nation’s first deaf female dentist
and also the nation’s first deaf dentist!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/first-deaf-dentist-in-egypt/

 

— ASL self-driving bus

ASL self-driving bus? Yes, if a custom automobile manufacturer
and IBM succeed with their concept. They plan to use artificial
intelligence, reality graphics and smartphone. They have named
it Olli and hope it will take off everywhere in USA. ASL
would work with machine “eyes” to take directions from
the deaf and to respond both by ASL and by text. Will
it work? Not every deaf person knows ASL. And ASL is
not the same anywhere in USA. How would a non-ASL deaf
person communicate with ASL-speaking machine? What
happens if machine does not understand a certain
ASL phrase? Would it result in accidents? Stay
tuned.

 

— Switched at Birth, success or failure

Was Switched at Birth a failure because it has ended?
No, it was a success – from a business viewpoint. Goal
of all TV sitcoms is to survive at least five seasons,
with at least 100 sitcoms. Switched at Birth lasted
five seasons, and with 103 episodes. Business reason
is to syndicate – meaning we would be seeing
these mid-afternoon re-runs and these actors would
be getting more money in these re-runs.

 

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

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

4/09/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 13 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 13, 2017

 
— Deaf Food Truck

We see food trucks in downtowns in many cities.
Almost all of them are not deaf friendly. Very
difficult for the order taker to poke out of the
window to look at the item on the posted menu
that the deaf person would point at. And rushed
order takers do not like to read and write. Deaf
food trucks? There is one – Pepperbox Coffee.
The only deaf food truck in USA? Do not know.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-food-truck/

 

— Enrichment Academy for the deaf

The Lifelong Learning College, located in The Villages
retirement community in Florida, closed up last year
because of a nasty dispute regarding no interpreters
for deaf. It was just announced that The Enrichment
Academy will replace the closed Lifelong Learning
College. Interpreters for deaf senior citizens?
Good question as neither the press release nor
the web site brought up the interpreting issue.
A case of Deja vu? Hope not.

 

— Switched At Birth actress succeeds after 12 tries

Actress Katie Leclerc, who has a hearing loss, but
functions as a hearing person, shared her best
memory of Switched At Birth. A deaf actor
asked her a question in ASL. Not fully understanding
ASL at that time, she asked him to repeat the
question 11 more times before she understood
what he was asking! She said it was embarrassing.

 

 

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

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

4/09/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 12 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 12, 2017

— Shoshannah Stern comes back

Deaf actress Shoshannah Stern has come back to her
role as Eileen Leahy in a recent episode of the
TV sitcom – Supernatural. While she has been quite
active with theatrical plays, her appearance on TV
has not been that frequent. Let’s hope she continues
on TV. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/repeat-deaf-actress/

 
— explanation about Jacksonville deaf incident

It was learned that the deaf man who was hit by the
police during the protest was very oral, even though
he knew ASL. He got into a fight with another protester.
The cops did not realize he was deaf. And he was not
using ASL at the time the cops came after him – yet
for some reason the tale of cops thinking he was using
menacing ASL got twisted all around. It will get
all sorted out in the court room.

 

— United cannot remove the deaf

The story of security people physically ejecting a
passenger on United went viral. United explained
that passengers that need to leave the plane
cannot be deaf. Even though many of us hate
United, it makes us feel better that they cannot
throw out a deaf person!

 

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

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

4/09/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

DeafDigest – 11 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 11, 2017

— most common question in ASL classes

It is almost always that on the first day of
ASL classes, no matter if it is high school
or college – that the deaf ASL instructor
would ask this question:

Have you ever met a deaf person before?

Few hands will be raised – saying they have a
deaf cousin, or a deaf neighbor or a deaf
friend or even a deaf boyfriend/girlfriend.
But for most of those in the class, they
have never saw a deaf person in their life!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/asl-class/

 

— a rarity, a repeat winner

We have young deaf women that win Pageants. But
Emma Faye Rudkin, who is deaf, is a rarity.
She just won the Miss San Antonio pageant
again! She won her first pageant in 2015 and
then recently. Pageant winners are once and
done – but not apparently so in her case.

 

— the Pinocchio is deaf

We know the famous story of the Pinocchio,
the puppet that wants to be a real life kid.
And that the more he tells lies, the longer
his nose grows. But a Deaf Pinocchio?
Yes, a twist on the original story is part
of an upcoming play in Chicago. A mixture
of deaf and hearing actors will use ASL and
voice. A deaf actress will play the
Pinocchio role while a hearing actor
will play the Geppetto role. The play
is in both ASL and voice. Will her
nose grow longer with her lies?

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— important deaf jobs that deaf don’t apply
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

4/09/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 10 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 10, 2017

— 18 angry deaf people

A group of 18 deaf people went to a movie theater
in Warwick, Rhode Island, wanting to watch the
“Beauty and the Beast” movie with captions.
The manager refused to turn on the captions,
saying it wasn’t advertised and it would be
unfair to hearing people that paid to watch
the non-captioned movie. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/movie-captions-not-turned-on/

 

 

— cops thought ASL usage meant person wanted to fight

A deaf man participated in a protest rally in Jacksonville, FL.
The police, in trying to arrest protesters, thought the
deaf man’s use of ASL meant he wanted to fight them.
As a result, the deaf man was badly beaten up, even
though protesters told police he was deaf and was just
using his sign language. His supporters are planning
legal action.

 

 

— low cost hearing device is high cost deaf device

The National Weather Service is pushing for hearing
people to buy Weather Radio. It costs just $30.00.
But for the deaf, this modified radio (flashing
signalers, digital read outs, etc) would push the
price to over $100.00. This is what the deaf
people told the National Weather Service people.

 

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

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

4/09/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 09 April 2017

DeafDigest Gold – April 9, 2017

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Old Fogey

Hearie and Deafie Communication

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-hearie-and-deafie-communication/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-dual-citizens/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/anti-deaf-pharmacist/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/scary-thump-while-sleeping/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf artist, wildlife stamps

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Havasu Police Department became the first
agency in state to offer text to 911 for
the convenience of the deaf.

Because of budget woes, the Regina (Canada) schools
have cut the program for the pre-school deaf students

Universities have been scolded on the higher
education web site for not doing enough for
deaf students with interpreting, transcript
writing and captions.

There is a new deaf-owned coffee shop in Austin,
Texas. The staffers are all deaf.

Arizona State University is working with a
private research firm to develop a brain
implant that may give some deaf-blind
people some vision.

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PROBLEM WITH A PHARMACIST
A deaf person lives in a small town. There
is only one pharmacy in that small town.
The pharmacist is anti-deaf; he tries to
avoid communicating with the deaf by pen
and paper.
The other pharmacy is in a big shopping
mall about 30-35 miles away.
Not an easy decision for the deaf person
to make.

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

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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
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A THUMP WHILE SLEEPING
You are sleeping one night. All of a sudden
you feel a big thump.
You get scared and wake up and run around the
house, wondering what the thump was.
You ask a hearing person if he heard about the
thump noise. Hearing person said he heard nothing.
A Big Thump Mystery!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/scary-thump-while-sleeping/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

This announcement below is important.  If you are a SSP please go to
survey.  If you are DeafBlind, please send this to your SSP.  Feel
free to share.  This survey will help the committee what is needed to
develop courses and training.  Thank you  René

National SSP Survey on Curriculum & Training – Please Take Our Survey
& Spread the Word!

Hello, everyone!

We’ve been working on this survey for nearly a year, and we’re
excited to finally be sending it out to all of you! The survey is now
open for experienced SSPs, and here is the link:

https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6gPGq8DbXZSiBil

The National SSP Survey on Curriculum & Training is the product of a
national SSP Task Force created by Ryan Bondroff,  who asked us to
work on a committee focused on a curriculum and certification process
for SSPs. We thought that surveying experienced SSPs was the best way
to find out the training, experiences, skills and knowledge that SSPs
believe is necessary as they support DeafBlind individuals in leading
independent and empowered lives.

The information we hope to get from the survey is an important first
step in determining core competencies, standards and best practices
essential to a national SSP training curriculum and, eventually, a
national SSP certification. Another goal of the survey is to start
building a National SSP Database.

The original Task Force started by Mr. Bondroff has been disbanded,
but our work goes on! We are now known as the National SSP
Development Alliance (NSSPDA). Some of our members are the same, and
some new folks have joined us, as well.

We hope that you’ll share this survey with all your favorite and
experienced SSPs. Please send it far and wide! We hope that all the
SSPs taking the survey find it well done and filled with thoughtful
questions. We will soon be creating a second survey that will focus
on the training needs for DeafBlind individuals in using SSPs.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have problems taking
the survey.

This survey had a time frame of February 1, 2017 – April 1, 2017. The April 1, 2017 date has been extended to May 1. 2017 because
of popularity.  Please also, note there is a 1-week time limit of
completing the survey.  This means if you start the survey on Monday,
April 10th you need to complete it by Monday April 17th to have
complete results.

Here’s the link again:

https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6gPGq8DbXZSiBil

Thank you all and happy surveying!!

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:

Cason Sherrod

junior

Texas A & M

baseball pitcher

his profile is at:
http://www.12thman.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4490&path=baseball

he is a reliever; has pitched a total of 21.1 innings in
15 appearances, with a 3.38 ERA

has allowed 8 runs in the 21.1 innings that he pitched

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

USA women vs Canada women, World Women’s Hockey championships

part of newspaper story

Meghan Agosta scored at 1:01 of the first period to give Canada a 1-0 lead

note:
Agosta is deaf but functions as a hearing person

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— NTID’s long forgotten first superstar deaf athlete
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/alex-hickey-deaf-player-australian-rules-football/

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http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
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DeafDigest – 09 April 2017

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-signed-word-fifty-times/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/10-count-rule-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/owning-three-businesses/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-art-hearing-art/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-truck-school-student-from-florida/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Bottled water are being sold by a group of deaf people
operating their own kiosks in Gurgaon, a city of
900,000 people in India. The company distributing
these bottled waters wanted to give employment
opportunities to the deaf.

The Macau Deaf Association, in the Philippines,
hosted a workshop on bi-bi and said it
may cause delays in language development! This
is contrary to the bi-bi movement in some deaf schools in USA.

The Australian parliamentarians have been
getting an earful on what is like to be
deaf, as presented by a young deaf man.
This event was set up by the Hear For You,
an agency serving the deaf.

Melanie McKay-Cody, a deaf Native American,
and an expert with anthropological linguistics,
said that a small number of Deaf Native Americans
still use Hand Talk. This is the hand language
that different tribes communicate with each
other because of voice language differences.

The strike at the Canadian Hearing Society was
described to be about cultural differences, not
costs differences (salaries and benefits paid
the employees).

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

BRAGGING ABOUT OWNING THREE BUSINESSES
There are a few deaf people that brag
about owning three (or more) businesses.
Have to be careful about what they say.
Do they own three full time businesses?
Or do they own three part time businesses,
that total income equals one full time job?
They won’t tell you the truth if you
ask them.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/owning-three-businesses/

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Lip reading tale

A deaf man was talking about basketball history
with his hearing friend.

The deaf man thought hearing man said:
Tom Gala was a great basketball player

The hearing man actually said:
Tom Gola was a great basketball player

note:
Tom Gola played professional basketball during
the fifties and sixties; he pretty much was
well known during these years long time ago.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ART ABOUT DEAF OR ART ABOUT HEARING
We have many deaf artists. But are they doing
Deaf Art or Hearing Art?
Hearing art lovers may not understand Deaf
Art but they do understand Hearing Art. This
may be the reason why Deaf Artists do hearing
Art instead of Deaf Art.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One of the most important pieces of equipment that a realtime captioner owns is a steno machine. The machines that broadcast captioners and CART captioners use are the same machines that court reporters use. Steno machines usually cost thousands of dollars.

Most people have seen pictures or videos of a court reporter’s machine on TV or in the movies. You probably have seen paper coming out that may look like adding machine tape to some people.

New steno machines do not use paper. All the steno note information can now be stored electronically. Broadcast captioners and CART captioners really have no need for the paper notes, but some court reporters still insist on having the paper notes to maintain as their permanent record.
Captioners may have the same sorts of feelings about their steno machines as other people have about their cars. Some people upgrade every couple of years and want the latest and greatest with all the bells and whistles, while others keep theirs for years and just hate to part with them even when they have “lots of miles” on them.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Apparently in the 18th century, the British
left hand did not know what the British right
hand was doing.
The British has had several deaf members of
the Nobility – and they have done their
nation proud during the course of their duties.
Well, in Year 1766, the council of the
Bournemouth Borough which is in Great Britain
issued a proclamation that deaf people cannot
run for the councilor position during local
elections.
Hmm, a deaf person can serve as a member
of the Nobility in one part of Great Britain
but cannot run in a public election in another
part of Great Britain!
Anyway, this town discovered this edict,
much to their embarrassment and have issued
a public apology last week.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A new law is taking effect on August 1st in Minnesota. Deaf ASL children in need of mental health services could be sent to an out of state facility. Reason is that the state does not have a specialized inpatient residential treatment program for these patients. This is different from outpatient and day programs for the deaf, that the state has.

editor’s note:

not sure how this law is working out nowadays.
It was the National Deaf Academy that the state
sent deaf clients to get counseling they couldn’t
get in Minnesota. The National Deaf Academy
has closed up. It was, at that time, the only
one that served clients from anywhere in USA

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DeafDigest – 09 April 2017

PROBLEM WITH A PHARMACIST
A deaf person lives in a small town. There
is only one pharmacy in that small town.
The pharmacist is anti-deaf; he tries to
avoid communicating with the deaf by pen
and paper.
The other pharmacy is in a big shopping
mall about 30-35 miles away.
Not an easy decision for the deaf person
to make.

DeafDigest – 07 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 7, 2017

 
— no interpreter for two weeks

A deaf student relies on ASL interpreting in the
classroom. In Alabama, the deaf student’s
interpreter has not shown up for two weeks –
and the school did not tell his parents about it!
The intepreter lost her certificate and the
school district was not able to find a replacement
interpreter. At the time this story was printed
the school is still looking for a new interpreter.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-interpreter-for-two-weeks/

 

 

— airline ignores travel access, kicks out deaf-blind

Frankie Thomson, a deaf-blind British man, has traveled
independently for 35 years. All of a sudden he was
kicked out of the easyJet flight (Edinburgh to London)
because the pilot panicked on inability to handle
a deaf-blind passenger! The airline has apologized,
and gave him a free flight the next day.

 

— the deaf and the bad Rikers prison complex

There are many deaf prisoners at the Rikers
Island prison complex (10 separate prison
buildings on a 413-acre island) in New York
City. These prisons are old and outdated
and criticized for cruelty to inmates.
The mayor wants to close the prison island
and move inmates elsewhere. There are concerns
how would the closing affect the deaf prisoners.
Already the prison reformers are telling the
city to keep deaf prisoners in mind during
these big changes in the future.

 

 

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

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

4/02/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 06 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 6, 2017

— a Deaf Microchip inside hand

Could a Deaf Microchip be inserted into
a deaf person’s hand? Don’t laugh.
There is a big newspaper story of a company
in Sweden inserting microchips into employees’
hands for such tasks like opening doors,
activating the office printers, ordering
soft drinks, etc. What could a Deaf
Microchip do? Maybe help with voice to text
and from text to voice communications?
Possibilities could be endless! A
picture is at:

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

 

— finally after four attempts

Sujitha, a young deaf woman, living in
a small village in India, was not
able to get a national ID card. She
needed that card to get the government
services and benefits she was entitled
to. She made four trips to the local
government office but with no luck.
When her story hit the newspapers,
the embarrassed village official
promised to give her the card.

 

— too many voice to text/text to voice apps

Do we have too many voice to text software
apps? Do we also have too many text to voice
apps? Seems every week there are always
stories and announcements of hearing
students developing these apps to help
the deaf with communications. These
apps are important – but too many!
It only creates more confusion as to
which app is the best. It is the same
as going into a super drug store,
wanting to buy one toothpaste, but
seeing as many as 15-20 different
brands and models!

 

 

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

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

4/02/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 5, 2017

— a Deaf Cash Mob

What is a Cash Mob? Somewhat similar to the flash mob
in past years. The participants purchase something
as a way to support the business and, in the case
of the Deaf Cash Mob, to thank the shop for
supporting the deaf. Employees at the
Knoxville Center for the Deaf showed up at the
local Chick-fil-A restaurant to order food
and greeting the restaurant employees. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-cash-mob/

 

— good or bad joke

Is it a good joke or a bad joke? There was a
posting on an Australian web site, saying
that Australian researchers developed an app
that would help deaf babies how to speak!
It was something like an April Fools’ Joke.
So, good joke or bad joke? Remember hearing
babies only speak baby-talk until they become
a few years older.

 

— Deaf 14,813 Alarm Boxes

Deaf Alarm Boxes in New York City? There are
14,813 of these such boxes on public streets.
Almost all people use cell phones, including
the deaf, to report fires. Yet, way back in
2011 a New York judge ruled that these fire
boxes cannot be taken down until something
deaf-friendly can be used as a better way
to report fires. No one, however, knows of
a better way, and so, these fire boxes
continue! And it costs New York a lot of
money to continue, something that the city
government hates.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— engineering marvels that help the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

4/02/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 04 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 4, 2017

— rookie police officer fascinated with ASL

Sgt. Andrea Cruz was a rookie officer with the
New York Police Department and became fascinated
with ASL after seeing an interpreter with a deaf
person. That was 12 years ago and she decided to
take interpreting classes during her off-duty
hours. Fast forward today, she interprets for
the deaf, as part of the Detective Bureau and
the Hostage Negotiation Team. And if she stops
a deaf driver on a traffic stop, she gives them
deaf card visors. She is rare – because almost all
police officers do not attend interpreter training
classes. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-serving-as-police-officer/

 

— deaf woman fights to drive a truck

Frankye Helbig, a deaf woman, wanted to become a
truck driver. State of Florida said no. After a
legal battle, helped by her attorney, she was
able to take truck driving classes at a local
college. After 320 hours of classes, she took
a commercial driver’s tests. The federal
and state transportation officials watched
her – and still she passed them all, even
without an interpreter! She is now looking
for a truck driving job. Her husband, not
deaf, is a truck driver and they both
dream of buying a truck and seeing the
USA together!

 

— deaf as marine biologist

There was a newspaper interview about a
deaf man, who wanted to become a marine
biologist. He was told that deaf people
cannot become a marine biologist. He
gave up and is working in a different
profession. This is puzzling and
disappointing, for we have a number
of deaf in the marine biology field.
If one tells a deaf person he cannot
be something, then research it to find
out if it is true or not.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— truck driving comments about deafness
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

4/02/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 03 April 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 3, 2017

 
— a twist with the Pepsi Center captioning lawsuit

The lawsuit, trying to force Denver’s Pepsi Center
to caption their video board, has a twist! The
plaintiffs are asking for interpreters if there
are no captions. Not sure how is this going
to work? Not every deaf person knows ASL;
what if the deaf person is seated too far
from the interpreter’s stand? A picture
is at:

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

 

— coming up, next ADA war

The ADA war never stops. There are always a new
set of violations that keeps the war continuing.
Coming up is captions on web sites. The results
could be ugly – witness University of California
taking down its videos just to avoid the high
captioning costs. Take as an example, the
web site of your favorite sports team is
not captioned. Is this a violation of the ADA?
Deaf people say yes; web site owners say no.

 

— confusing deafness with something else

When something does not look right with their
young children, the distraught parents may
think they may be deaf. Taking the child to
the doctor, they are told it is something
else (and serious) – autism! Deaf children
have problems communicating. Autistic children
may have same problems communicating. This
is why there is confusion. This is a problem
in some Asian nations that do not have newborn
hearing screening exams.

 

 

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-dual-citizens/

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

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-owned-lunch-delivery-business/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Deaf Persons Union, an organization
in Nigeria, said that hearing people don’t
care about the deaf. This comment was
printed in a newspaper article.

A group students at Purdue University
is working on a project – to translate
JavaScript coding videos to ASL for
benefit of future deaf programmers.

Negotations between the Canadian Hearing Society
and the striking employees are not getting
anywhere. The union, representing the
employees turned down the latest management
offer. In the meantine, the deaf clients
are getting antsy.

The ACT Theatre in Seattle have captions
on their movies, but not on the screen,
but in these iPads, shunning the use of
bulky captioning devices.

There was a story in India of the deaf
using the sign language dictionary
to communicate with the hearing
people – doing away with interpreters.
DeafDigest does not know what to make
of it.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF DRIFT AWAY FROM HEARING FAMILIES
There are many deaf people in hearing families
that are still close to each other for many years.
But there are other deaf people that drift away
from hearing families.
Why? Hearing family members are not comfortable
with the deaf and are not willing to communicate.
As a result, deaf people drift away – and do not
get in touch with hearing family members for many
years.
This is sad, but it is happening everywhere.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-drift-away-from-hearing/

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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

DEAF DUAL CITIZENS
We have many deaf people that are dual citizens. This means
citizens of two nations, such as USA and Canada? Yes, but
there is another meaning.
It means that deaf people that are comfortable mixing
with the deaf and also mixing with the hearing.
DeafDigest editor learned of this new phrase last week!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Traveling and getting the assistance you need is not easy.

My wife will be attending the RID conference in Salt Lake City.

I thought, wow, “What a great place to explore while she is busy at the
conference”.

I asked a local agency in Salt Lake City if they would post a request to
their SSP network.

For more than two months no reply, not even one.

A decision needs to be made very soon to go or not to go.

This is frustrating for me as a DeafBlind person who loves the outdoors!

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:

Shoshanna Smith

junior

women’s track team

Spring Arbor University (Michigan)

her profile is at:
http://www.saucougars.com/roster/14/15/3747.php

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Jim Kyte, deaf player in NHL

part of newspaper story today

Jim Kyte was the first deaf player to suit up in the National Hockey
League and he went on to have a long career until a serious traffic
accident ended it

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Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet hockey team wins without a goalie http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/university-of-texas-at-dallas-golfer/

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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/videos/tallwoman/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-signed-word-fifty-times/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/10-count-rule-for-deaf/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf filmmaker during 1950’s and 1960’s http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Paul
Menkis, long time professor of interpreter
training program at John Logan Community
College in Illinois. He departed us.
He was also active with the Illinois
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Top stories about the deaf:

There was an Australian newspaper story about a deaf
person having to wait four years in order to make
an appointment with an audiologist!

A paper was presented at University of Minnesota
raising the issue of deaf adults not being
prepared for life after school.

Deaf Community in Alabama is split over a bill
that wants to prepare deaf children for
kindergarten; some are saying it is the right
thing to do; some are saying not.

Dawn Duran has been named the head of the Utah
Task Force of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
This group wants to make sure all regulations
regarding services for the deaf are being followed up.

The British Sign Language Act has become a new
law in Scotland, recognizing this sign language.

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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

SIGNING A WORD 50 TIMES
If a hearing student in ASL class wants to sign
a word perfectly he must sign it 50 times. For example,
if you want to sign the word “fire”, it must be
signed 50 times before it will be perfect.
Whose advice is this? A hearing student at a high school
ASL class!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-signed-word-fifty-times/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing friend introduced a friend to his deaf friend

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
This is my friend, Ronnie

The hearing person actually said:
This is my friend, Rollie

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A LONG TIME AGO DEAF BOXER HELPED CREATE 10-COUNT RULE
Deaf Burke was a famous early 19th century boxer. Before one
big match, the referee was worried about Burke not able to
hear the shouted 10-count rule. If a boxer is knocked to the
floor, he must get up before the end of the 10-count rule or
he is knocked out. Instead, the referee used his arms to show
Burke each count. This is the rule that boxing uses today –
thanks to deaf Burke!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/10-count-rule-for-deaf/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

If you are watching realtime captioning of a newscast, a reporter might say something like this:

“THE STATE SUPREME COURT RULED THE VOTING RIGHTS LAW DOES NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN DISTRICTS.”

The following is an example of poor captioning where the problem is not with the realtime captioner, but it is a technical problem probably with the transmission or reception that needs to be investigated.
T ST %T E SREME COT RI*$D THE VOTING RHTS LE$ DOES NOT ALY TO CAXTAIN DTRICTS.

Here is another example of poor captioning. In this case, the problem is a realtime captioner who is doing a poor job:

THE STATE EXTREME COURSE RULED THE VOTING RITES LAW DOES NOT REPLY TO CERTAIN DIRECTS.

When you have a problem with poor captioning, it may be helpful to be able to identify what the problem is. Then you can determine what can be done to correct that problem.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Many deaf senior citizens wish to move to
all-deaf retirement colonies. The biggest
enemy is the federal law which says that
those getting federal funds cannot discriminate
against the non-deaf.
And when the retirement colony is not quickly
filled up with deaf retirees, hearing retirees
wanting to move in cannot be turned away.
This is the Catch-22 situation facing
Fremont Oak Gardens in California, which at
that time, was lauded two years ago as the
newest all-deaf retirement community.
DeafDigest mentioned few weeks ago that
deaf people rejected the idea of living in
a retirement community sitting on the campus
of Kentucky School for the Deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Dr. Robert Zorba Paster is a Wisconsin radio show host, discussing medical issues. He said that captions and
subtitles can keep minds active among hearing senior
citizens.

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