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DeafDigest – 31 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 31, 2017

 

— Hulk fights Flash Gordon

An angry Hulk got into a short scuffle with
Flash Gordon! Several fans witnessing it
jumped in to break it up between these two
strong men. Hulk? It was played by deaf actor
Lou Ferrigno in the 1979-1981 TV series. During
an autograph session at London’s ComicCon.
Lou got into an argument with Sam Jones
(Flash Gordon). It escalated into a physical
scuffle. What were they really arguing about?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/hulk-scuffling-with-flash-gordon/

 

— horror story at a hospital

A deaf woman went to the emergency room
at the Slidell Memorial Hospital (Louisiana).
Her emergency room visit became a 3-day
stay – all without an interpreter,
and she did not know what was wrong
with her. As a result, the hospital
is facing a lawsuit – same old story –
ADA discrimination.

 

— these unfriendly restaurants

Restaurants don’t follow the ADA. This was the issue
when three disabled people (deaf, wheelchair and
Little Person) got together for a discussion
at a Chicago burger restaurant. What did the
deaf person say? That for simple and easy
orders she goes to McDonald’s where she
can press her orders on a touch-screen.
She just wanted to avoid the hassle of
dealing with the waitstaff.

 

 

 

Flash:
Harris Communications Bringing Latest Assistive Devices to
Mid-Atlantic Deaf and Hard of Hearing Expo June 3, 2017,
Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

See New Options for Home Signaling Systems, Including the
New MyAlert™ System

ASL Video News Release: https://youtu.be/pYqzcRebYRQ

 

 

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

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

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 30, 2017

 

— deaf models in ads

A survey was taken of deaf models in ads (TV, newspapers,
magazines, etc). The result was that less than one
percent of these models were deaf. There was a McDonald’s
TV commercial during the eighties that featured a young
deaf couple; Audrey Norton, the pioneering deaf actress,
was a model in the fifties with these Royal Crown Cola
and Kodak commercials. What about nowadays? The deaf people
continue to be too few in these commercials.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/pioneering-deaf-tv-commercial-model/

 

— 135 signed words missing in a Sign Language Dictionary

In South Korea, 135 signed words missing in the Baseball Sign
Language. Baseball is popular in South Korea. Yet approximately
250,000 deaf baseball fans do not fully understand this sport
because of these missing baseball signs! In USA, deaf people
can easily talk about baseball because there are signs
for each baseball word. Not that so in South Korea.

 

— lucky deaf professional photographer

The Evening Standard is a popular newspaper in London.
All photographers dream of their picturesa appear on the
newspaper front page. Ian Lawrence, who is deaf, is a
professional photographer for a British magazine.
He was walking through the London streets when he saw
police chasing a group of thieves on their motorcycles.
He grabbed his camera and quickly took a great picture.
The Evening Standard immediately bought the picture
and had it printed on the front page. Many photographers
dream all their life of having just one picture on
the front page, but with no luck. Ian was at the
right place at the right time!

 

 

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

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

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 29 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 29, 2017

 

— a Jimmy Fallon mystery with Jamie Foxx mocking ASL

There is a huge mystery with Jamie Foxx mocking
ASL on the Jimmy Fallon show, and it has a lot to
do with two deaf individuals! Fallon’s former
executive producer is Josh Lieb. He has two
cousins that are deaf, and they use sign language.
If Fallon is still friends with Lieb, could he have,
out of respect, scolded Foxx for mocking ASL?
Or was Fallon unaware of Lieb’s two deaf cousins?
Or Fallon, still angry with Lieb’s departure,
allowed Foxx’s mocking of ASL to continue?
These answers we may never know! At any rate
Foxx is #1 on Matlin’s and Nyle’s hate list.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/asl-mocked-on-talk-show/

 

— a well-known 1980’s popular organization is still alive

A well-known organization – World Recreation Association
of the Deaf (WRAD), founded in 1985, became practically
popular overnight. In recent years, WRAD has become
quiet, and some of us have wondered what has become
of it? WRAD is still alive and kicking, and in
fact, is staging a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness
Day on June 10th, 2017 at Six Flags Magical
Mountain in the Los Angeles area. Possibly
WRAD lacked visibility because of death of
monthly deaf newspapers that often ran
these past deaf recreational stories!

 

— confession of a deaf novelist

Heather Gundenkauf, who is deaf but does not use sign
language, has written her sixth novel. She spoke of
her deafness, saying that she is only able to
hear every third or fourth word. What this means
is that she cannot catch the first and second and
sometimes the third word! Why not learn ASL?
Why not use captions? Why not use an interpreter?
She did not address these issues in a recent
news conference.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— reasons famous people mock the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 May 2017

DeafDigest Gold – May 28, 2017

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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

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

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Old Fogey

Alarm Clock

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-alarm-clock/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-teacher-asl-class-comment/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bored-deaf-state-legislator/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-complaints-now-and-past/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-bar-bouncers/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— no interpreters at auctions http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Harris Communications Bringing Latest Assistive Devices to
Mid-Atlantic Deaf and Hard of Hearing Expo June 3, 2017,
Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

See New Options for Home Signaling Systems, Including the
New MyAlertâ„¢ System

ASL Video News Release: https://youtu.be/pYqzcRebYRQ

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/team-picture-with-two-deaf-players/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Newport News (Virginia) Public School system
reached agreement with the US Department of Education
office of civil rights to caption all of its web pages.
It is a huge task – approximately 8,000 pages!

The government of Ecuador is pushing for better
services and programs for the deaf. This announcement
was made in a newspaper in that nation.

A deaf Australian woman who was refused a request
for an interpreter by the police in an incident has won a discrimination lawsuit.

Iris Wilson, not deaf but a mother of a deaf daughter,
was praised locally for establishing the Central Oklahoma Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 35 years
ago. This organization continues.

The spring time is traditionally the time when
deaf schools announce their new superintendents.
Clark Brooke is the new superintendent at California
School for the Deaf at Fremont. He is deaf. John
Serrano, also deaf, is the new director at Atlanta
Area School for the Deaf (Georgia). Two superintendent
finalists at Tennessee School for the Deaf went through
the rounds of interviews – Nancylynn Ward, former Miss
Deaf America and long time educator Mark Battle. An
announcement is expected to be made in due time.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF COMPLAINTS, MANY YEARS AGO AND TODAY
Many years ago, deaf students that attended mainstreamed
classes (without interpreters) had a complaint – that many
hearing teachers were hard to lipread. The deaf students will
tell each other which teacher was easy to lipread, and which
teacher was hard to lipread.
Today, deaf students have a different complaint – that some
interpreters (without certificates) cannot sign too well!
Times have changed!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-complaints-now-and-past/

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Deaf Culture Books and Media from Harris Communications

MEDIA CONTACTS:
nlauseng@harriscomm.com –  952-974-4749
mmcue@harriscomm.com –  952-974-4741

This Summer’s Top Picks for Deaf Culture Books and Movies Highlighted in
New Harris Communications Brochure

Harris Communications Offers Hundreds of Deaf Culture Books and DVDs for
All Ages, Including Fiction and Non-Fiction, ASL Feature Length Films and
School Curriculums

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota â€“ There is no better time  summertime to
relax with a good book or movie. To add to your summer fun,
Harris Communications is pleased to introduce its new â€œHot Reads &
Sizzling DVDs†brochure featuring the latest Deaf culture and ASL titles
(http://www.harriscomm.com/books-media

Harris Communications offers hundreds of Deaf culture books
(http://www.harriscomm.com/books-media) and DVDs for all ages and
interests, including fiction and non-fiction, feature films and school
curriculums. Whether you are looking for a coloring book to help your
child learn sign language, a coming of age novel for your teenager, or a
page-turning beach read, you will find hours of entertainment and
enlightment with a book or video from Harris Communications. Teachers and
homeschoolers will find dozens of resources available for sign language
instruction (http://www.harriscomm.com/books-media) and to educate
students about Deaf culture.

A digital copy of the brochure is available at http://bit.ly/2q8sXjl or
e-mail info@harriscomm.com (mailto:info@harriscomm.com) to request a free
copy.

Celebrating 35 years of helping the Deaf and hard of hearing live life to
its fullest, Harris Communications offers thousands of products, including
alerting systems, vibrating and flashing alarm clocks, books and media,
ADA compliance equipment and much more. Learn more at www.harriscomm.com
(http://www.harriscomm.com/) ,  or call 952-388-2152 (video phone) to
speak with an ASL friendly customer service representative.

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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

BOUNCERS IN BARS
Many bars have bouncers. They have two roles – not allow
underage kids to enter the bars; and to keep peace in the bar
when drunk people want to fight.
Have we had any deaf bouncers? There have been several
deaf bouncers – now and in the past. DeafDigest editor knows
of two deaf bouncers – one was a 285-lb former Gallaudet
football player; the other was the famous deaf fighter
Matt Hamill!
Deaf bouncers can do their job by using gestures.

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Summer is coming soon in Vermont and we tend to be outside a lot more.

For us who have Usher Syndrome, sun light can be very bothersome.

Even sunglasses may not be enough and we may still need more such as side shields and a ¦visor.

I found hats with a good wide brim to help block the sun and increase visibility.

The company name is Tilley and it makes great hats with wide brims.

The wide brim also protects my hearing aids from rain and snow!

When I go out for a walk, I wear these hats. They also protect me from low branches.

I am no longer full of scratches and mistaken as Frankenstein!

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

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

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

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

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Grant Mason will be an upcoming freshman member
of the men’s track team at Lipscomb University.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

deaf boxer Eugene Hairston

part of newspaper story

In 1944 Donora’s Lee Sala served two years in the US Navy on the
battleship Iowa during World War II and would turn professional in the
sport of boxing in 1946. He won his first 48 fights taking a 48-0 record
into the ring in February of 1949 against Tony DeMicco, 46-24-5, of
Schenectady, NY, in Buffalo, whom he defeated in October of 1948, losing
this time for the first time by majority decision. Just 13 days later they
had a rematch in Pittsburgh, PA, and Sala took a 10 round decision win in
the rubber match.

Sala was 61-1, in August of 1950 when he took on deaf boxer Gene
“Silent†Hairston, 36-6-2, in Scranton, PA, losing a 10 round
decision.

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— list of deaf players in professional baseball
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day

http://deafdigest.com/team-picture-with-two-deaf-players/

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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

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

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Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 29 May 2017

DeafDigest Blue – May 28, 2017

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wyoming/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/spinalmeningitis/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/nationalleaders/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafshirt/

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

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Harris Communications Bringing Latest Assistive Devices to
Mid-Atlantic Deaf and Hard of Hearing Expo June 3, 2017,
Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

See New Options for Home Signaling Systems, Including the
New MyAlertâ„¢ System

ASL Video News Release: https://youtu.be/pYqzcRebYRQ

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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/better-picture-of-curtis-hayward/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf student in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools
system was not able to watch educational videos
because of no captions. He filed a lawsuit and won.

One of the contenders in the Miss Global Philippines 2017
pageant is deaf. This pageant honors Filipinos that live
anywhere in the world but still retaining the identity
of their home land.

An activist organization in Malaysia said all national
political parties must include needs and goals of
the deaf.

Colleen Tambuscio, a deaf teacher, will be honored by
Princeton University during Commencement on June 6.
She said that Deaf Education could isolate deaf
students in mainstreamed programs if they are kept
separate from their hearing peers.

Deaf children in Luxembourg now have the choice
between a deaf school and a mainstreamed program.
They also now have the right to learn 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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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

NOT KNOWING WHO ARE OUR LEADERS
Years ago many deaf people knew who Mac Norwood
(captioned movies) was, who Boyce Williams
(voc rehab services), Fred Schreiber (NAD) was.
Times have changed. Do we know who the important
deaf people in federal government are?
Sad to say, no!

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

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Deaf Culture Books and Media from Harris Communications

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Lip reading tale

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Lets’ go out for some bears

The hearing person actually said:
Lets’ go out for some beers

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF SHIRT, HEARING SHIRT
If you study groups of hearing people and deaf
people, you may notice a difference. Many hearing
people wear shirts without front pockets, and many
deaf people wear shirts with front pockets.
Front pockets? Yes, for pen and pad that we use
to write notes with hearing people. This is called
the Deaf Shirt.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“If I decide to be a realtime captioner, can I wear my fuzzy slippers and work out of my home?”

I have heard this question asked on numerous occasions, and the answer is, yes, you can. Most realtime captioners are independent contractors working from their homes.

This may sound like the ideal job, but people have to remember that there are some downsides to it also. Captioners provide captioning primarily for news, entertainment, and sporting events. This may mean you would work many evenings and weekends. You also would probably have to work many holidays. Just think about the parades, special programming, and sporting events that take place on holidays.

Some captioning companies prefer to have their realtime captioners be employees, but most use independent contractors. These independent contractors may work as freelance captioners and do work for more than one captioning company at the same time.

Some captioners may also choose to work directly for TV stations or program producers, and they may negotiate contracts themselves. They would need to consider all of the ramifications of trying to do it on their own; for example, having a backup captioner in the event of illness or equipment failure.

There are only a few large captioning companies in the U.S. Many of the companies are small firms working with only a few captioners. Most people do not realize that, if they are watching the news in Minnesota, the captioner may be working from his or her home in Florida.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

How long does it take for a charter school for the
deaf to win approval by the county school board of
trustees?
In the case of the Las Vegas Charter School of the
Deaf, it took six years.
Said charter school board president Elaine Haines:

a very long onerous 6 year process

The school will open its doors this fall in rented
facilities this fall.
Keep in mind Nevada is one of the few states without
a residential school for the deaf. There are mainstreamed
programs in Las Vegas and in Reno, though.

note:
sad to say, the chartered school closed its doors
after just a few years. Something to do with a
financial scandal, but more likely, due to passing of the school president Elaine Haines.
She was the driving force behind the school and
would not have allowed such financial shenanigans
to take place!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Rocky Mountain Deaf School will most likely have a
permanent home.  Despite fierce neighborhood opposition,
the Lakewood Planning Commission agreed to the land
rezoning for the school. It is now up to the City
Council to seal the deal.

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DeafDigest – 26 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 26, 2017

 

— funny-looking captioning device

Would you want to wear the captioning device
which is is in the picture at?:

http://deafdigest.com/captioning-device/

 

— fake-deaf actresses trying for a deaf-role

The casting call for the deaf Rose character in
Wonderstruck attracted over 100 tapes from
young actresses. Many of these tapes were
from fake-deaf actresses! Desperate hearing
actresses?

 

— hacked captions

Could captions be hacked? An article in a
technology magazine said it is possible
when someone watches videos on computers!

 

 

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/

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 25, 2017

 

— deaf characters, deaf writers, deaf actors

A film that was a big hit at Sundance is
The Chances, described as the first film
to have deaf characters, deaf writers
and deaf actors. It is being produced by
Super Deluxe production company and it
being developed into a possible half-hour
TV sitcom. It features leading characters
Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman.
Interestingly enough, the preview said
that Shoshannah is a completely unknown
deaf actress! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/chances-group/

 

— a strange burglary case in Ohio

A deaf woman reported a burglary of her home
in Dayton, Ohio. Many items were taken,
but the strangest item stolen was the
stethoscope! This woman is not a physician,
but uses the stethoscope to help her hear
better. The police thought it was weird.

 

— a different way of seeking start-up money

A deaf electrical engineer has come up
with a low-cost handheld electronic
device to help the deaf communicate
with the hearing. His estimated start-up
money is close to one million dollars.
What did he do – paid for a local newspaper
classified ad, explaining his invention
and asking for start-up funds, just only
leaving his email address for contacts.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— two sides to a story
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

Flash:
Harris Communications Bringing Latest Assistive Devices to
Mid-Atlantic Deaf and Hard of Hearing Expo June 3, 2017,
Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

See New Options for Home Signaling Systems, Including the
New MyAlert™ System

ASL Video News Release: https://youtu.be/pYqzcRebYRQ

 

DeafDigest – 24 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 24, 2017

 

— new law: Deaf or deaf or d/Deaf

Louisiana legislator Rep. Pat Smith, D-Baton Rouge,
has introduced a House Resolution urging that
deaf people be identified by either deaf or
Deaf or d/Deaf. Right now it has been forwarded
to state Senate for their consideration. Good
idea? Don’t know – it may lead to confusion,
and confusion is not what deaf people want!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/rep-pat-smith/

 

— possible no more SSDI

The new federal budget has less money for
social services and social programs. What
this means – SSDI may be at risk.
Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of
Management and Budget said:

if you’re on SSDI and you’re not truly disabled,
we need you to go back to work

DeafDigest is awaiting full details on Mulvaney’s
plans.

 

— a deaf chef’s big comment

Omar Zamir is a deaf chef with the The Courthouse
Restaurant in Blackburn (United Kingdom). In a
newspaper interview with an interpreter he said
he loves working in restaurants for one reason –
no one shouts at the deaf chef! Yes, they may
gesture over menu orders, and yes, they may
shout at hearing chefs, but never at him.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— family feud over ordinary deaf woman
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 23, 2017

 
— winner of deaf chef vs deaf culinary arts teacher

Celebrity deaf chef Kurt Ramborger challenged deaf culinary
arts teacher Curtis Hayward (American School for the Deaf,
West Hartford) in a big cooking event. Who won? Said Jeff Bravin,
the school Executive Director:

It was a great competition! They had to prepare appetizer
and dinner. Curt Hayward won by a couple of points.
It was fun hosting that competition and hope more will be
done in the future!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/winner-deaf-chef-vs-deaf-chef/

 

— hosting ASL classes

Across USA many busineses host ASL classes.
It is not free for these businesses.I costs
approximatly $350-400 for ASL instructor
and interpreter fees. When we read of
announements of these ASL classes, we thank
these businesses for hosting these classes
even when they pay out of their pockets!

 

— deaf unfriendly cars

Many deaf drivers do not realize that if
you forget to turn off the engine while
getting out of the car, your car key fob
will sound an alert. A hearing driver will
hear the alert and go back to the car to turn
off the engine. Not so with deaf drivers.

 

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

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

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 22, 2017

 

— these scary old oral school days

Many deaf people attended oral schools years way
back. For some of them, the classroom experience
have been pleasant (especially when teachers
looked the other way while their students were
signing). Unfortunately for others, it was
unpleasant. ASL teacher Rick Zimmer (Red River
College in Canada, he was hit hard on the
hand by a ruler each time he was caught using
ASL on the sly. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hit-on-the-hand-with-a-ruler-for-using-asl/

 

— deaf engineers at NASA

From time to time we read of deaf engineers working
at high level positions within the NASA. This space
agency has nearly 17.500 employees working at different
field centers. The latest deaf engineer that surfaced
in the newspapers is Johanna Lucht, who works out of
the Langley Research Center in Virginia. While we
do not have deaf astronauts, just yet, we know we
have a support staff of these deaf engineers.

 

— comment from hearing actress in a deaf role

Deaf people that love movies have already hated
Julianne Moore for playing a deaf role (and
stealing a job from a deaf actress). Moore,
sensitive to these negative comments, said:

I prepared for Wonderstruck by studying ASL,
reading books and watching movies on deaf culture,
and attending a deaf poetry. Yet there were still
some aspects of deaf culture that I know nothing

It was Marlee Matlin that said, years ago, that
all actors should be able to play any roles!

 

 

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

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

5/21/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 May 2017

DeafDigest Gold – May 21, 2017

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

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Old Fogey

Computer Dating

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-computer-dating/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/computer-repair/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/college-frustration/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-teacher-asl-class-comment/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bored-deaf-state-legislator/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— state official considers ASL as child abuse 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:

A deaf student in one of these British deaf schools
has launched a national campaign to have British
Sign Language taught in schools.

Deaf residents of Henderson county in Nevada
are now able to text 911 in emergency situations.

Researchers from MIT and Harvard are saying
they have developed a special drug that
promises to stop deafness. Something to do
with this drug effecting the hair cells.

The News Agency of Nigeria is saying that
fully qualified deaf people are underemployed
and are almost never promoted.

The University of Edinburgh, School of Education
hosted a workshop on Education of the Deaf.
It attracted participants from UK, Scotland, Denmark, Norway, Greece and Hong Kong. USA?
Not mentioned in the announcement!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A COMMENT BY ASL TEACHER
DeafDigest editor won’t name the ASL teacher
but he made a comment in his classroom.
He told his students in the ASL 101 class –
that only one of you in this room of about 20
students will find a job working with the deaf –
as teacher or as interpreter or as a voc rehab
counselor or as social worker.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-teacher-asl-class-comment/

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

A FRUSTRATED HARD OF HEARING LEGISLATOR
A former hard of hearing state legislator
served several terms but was frustrated. Being
hard of hearing, it was not possible to tell
fast-talking legislators to slow down. And
there was no CART system.
As a result, the legislator was always
asking wrong questions at the wrong time,
because speakers move on very fast – from
topic to topic within few seconds.
The legislator knew no sign language
and an interpreter would be useless.
This legislator became so bored that he
would read books and newspapers during
legislative sessions! No one was happy about it.

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Recently our weather went from snow to record heat to severe thunderstorms!

The lightning struck our tall pine tree!

It knocked down half of our tree and it landed on our shed and back yard!

The next day, I needed to handle the affairs with regard to information for our insurance company.

A guy came and he talked so fast and I got nowhere understanding him!

Being DeafBlind it was even more difficult, I even used my white cane to give him a clue!

So I tried to ask him to use yes and no questions.

He said, Well, blah blah blah blah blah!

OK, excuse me sir, Do you want me to jot down estimates for you?

He answered, You could, blah blah blah blah!

I tried, this guy is on a mission !! It was impossible, but I need to stay calm to take care of our needs!

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:

Reagan Raymer, an upcoming freshman, will be playing
volleyball and softball at North Central College
in Illinois

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

women’s football

Late Saturday women football game

South Texas Generals defeated Corpus Christi Divas, 52-31. The Generals
improved to 1-1 while the Divas fell to 1-1.

South Texas Generals’ #1-Cassie Cantu made 3 solo, 1 assist, 1 fumble
recover, 10 recover return yards, one fumble recovery touchdown.

South Texas Generals’ #8-Erika Mendiola made 2 solo. She played with her
shoulder injury.

Corpus Christi Divas’ #32-LeAnn Avalos made 2 assist in 1st half. She
didn’t play 2nd half due coach’s decision.

CCD  6 13 0 12 – 31
STG  12 20 6 14 – 52

Next game:
South Texas Generals travel to 3-time IWFA Champion Texas Legacy (2-0) at
San Antonio.

Corpus Christi Divas host the Austin Assassins (0-2).

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Deaf Sports Collections update
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DeafDigest – 21 May 2017

DeafDigest Blue – May 21, 2017

Blue Edition
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/scoreboard-captions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-no/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/wyoming/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/spinalmeningitis/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/joseph-wiedenmayer-deaf-foreign-service-diplomat/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Schools for the deaf in Wales have been criticized for
not doing much to educate their students. this was the
scathing report issued by the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Former South Dakota School for the Deaf superintendent
Larry Puthoff wrote a guest editorial in a Sioux Falls newspaper, crediting the school for his success
in life and apologized for not thanking the teaching
staff for their efforts in teaching their deaf students.

Interpreters in Great Britain said they lack legal
protection by the government in case of issues
with deaf clients.

There was a story in a newspaper in New Zealand about
some doctors refusing to sign deafness certificates
for deaf patients that want to get drivers’ licenses.

Captioning is a waste of time for kids. Said who?
Harley Hamilton, a computer scientist at Georgia Tech.

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

GALLAUDET STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR BEING DRUNK IN PUBLIC??
Many deaf people, in the past, many years ago, suffered
from Spinal Meningitis that made them deaf.
People with Spinal Meningitis have poor balance at
night. Many years ago, cops arrested some Gallaudet students
that were walking at night outside of the Gallaudet
campus because they thought the students were drunk!
It was not true. The cops did not realize that Spinal
Meningitis causes poor balance at night.

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

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Lip reading tale

The deaf person thought the angry hearing person said:
She is a wish

The angry hearing person actually said:
She is a witch

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

PARENTS OF DEAF CHILDREN IN WYOMING HAD CHOICES
Wyoming, for many years, had no state school for the deaf. What
did hearing parents of deaf children do?
They had choices – send their children to schools for the deaf
in Montana or Idaho or Utah or Colorado or Nebraska or South
Dakota. And sometimes, at Model Secondary School for the Deaf.
Some parents researched and interviewed superintendents of these
schools before making a choice. This can’t happen today because
of mainstreaming programs.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People have to be careful not to look at realtime captioners and CART
providers as if they are machines or robots of some sort.

Occasionally a CART provider may be told to sit in a corner of a room
so that he or she won’t be in the way. Many of the speakers might
turn their backs on the CART provider as they are speaking.

What you have to remember is that if the CART provider cannot hear or
understand what is being said, he or she cannot accurately transcribe
what is being said. It is important that the client communicate
with the CART provider about whether the CART provider should
interrupt in a situation like this.

Some people do not want the CART providers to interrupt the
proceedings. They want CART providers to just do the best that they
can and put in parentheticals like “inaudible” or “indiscernible”
if they cannot hear or understand what is being said.

Many CART providers will not interrupt the proceedings unless they
have been instructed to do so in advance by the CART consumer because
some CART consumers want the CART provider to remain an inconspicuous
as possible.

If you are working with a CART provider and you would like
him or her to interrupt more frequently if ¦he or sh Â¦cannot hear or
understand, make sure you communicate that to the CART provider.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Well known evangelist Jerry Falwell passed
away this week.
What was his connection to the deaf? In the
early eighties he opened a TTY Medical Relay
hotline center in a building on the campus of
University of Virginia at Charlottesville.
Deaf people in need of medical assistance
could call the TTY hotline from anywhere in USA
to get medical emergency personnel dispatched
to their homes.
This center lasted for few years before
funding shortages closed it up for good.
This center was viewed with mixed acceptance
by the Deaf Community because of Falwell’s
background.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Jennifer Hennderson, 53, a deaf woman from Jamaica, passed
away after leading a rather ordinary life. But she has become
the focal point of a family feud that led to police intervention.
The issue was where would she be buried. One group wanted her
buried in their cemetery whereas the group wanted her body in
their own cemetery. It led to violence between these family
members! At this point, this issue has not been resolved.

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DeafDigest – 19 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 19, 2017

— a puzzling claim by South Africa

A newspaper in South Africa said that Magteld Smith,
a deaf woman, is the world’s only deaf medical researcher.
Only? Not true – we have had, over the years, deaf
researchers in the medical field. In the past there
were deaf magazines (especially Silent Worker and
Deaf American) that ran few stories on these deaf
medical researchers. A picture of a current medical
researcher that is deaf is at:

http://deafdigest.com/a-deaf-man-and-his-deaf-car/

 

 

— driving while using deaf devices

Pennsylvania announced a crackdown on drivers that
text while driving. The announcement also said:

prohibited use of hearing impairment devices

Hearing impairment devices? Guess that means
texting while driving and also using Facetime
with ASL while driving. What this means if you
need to text or to Facetime, then pull over.

 

 

— a big shock: Indiana says they can discriminate

A deaf man filed a lawsuit against the state of
Indiana for discrimination by refusing to give
him an interpreter in a court case. The judge
ruled against Indiana. The state appealed;
the state deputy attorney general said his
state may discriminate in some court
services. So shocking and so disappointing
for the state to consider the deaf as
Second Class citizens, subject to
discrimination.

 

 

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

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

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 18 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 18, 2017

 

— dumbest question asked of a deaf woman

From a posting on the internet, a deaf woman
said she was asked by a hearing person:

How do deaf women have babies?

a picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/dumbest-question/

 

— twisted economics

An African economist said that nations with
low national income have the highest
number of deaf children. Not sure why he
said that – rich families can have deaf
children as well as low income families!

 

— half silent, half talkie movie with captions

Shown on TV recently was “Weary River” produced
in 1929. At that time silent films were going out
and talkie films were coming in. To bridge both
generations, this film was half-silent and half-talkie.
Shown on TV was this modified film with captions
thrown in with these silents captions! In other
words, for each scene, one can see captions and
then see the silents captions. Rather unusual.

 

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

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

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 17 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 17, 2017

 
— bigger movie seats in some movie theaters

In some nations, certain movie houses have big and comfortable
seats, at extra charge, reserved for large people. This is not
good news for deaf people sitting behind them and trying to
watch captions. A picture is at:

http://35.182.75.222/large-man-blocking-movie-captions/

 

— unusual method of a deaf aircraft mechanic

Deaf mechanics feel the vibrations with their
hands. But for one deaf mechanic in an aircraft
factory in Pasco, Washington, he feels the
vibrations with his chest. Rather unusual but
the boss is happy with the deaf mechanic’s
work performance.

 

— newspaper headline we hate

A newspaper headline said:

deafness never holds back a basketball player

Hold back? Deaf people can do anything except to
hear, so why is the newspaper reporter saying
deafness does not hold him back?

 

 

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

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

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 16 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 16, 2017

— a possible Bad Deaf Law on text to voice

We are having devices that can translate text
to voice, and voice to taxt to allow the
deaf and the hearing to communicate with
each other. Yet, in Europe, there is one
fear – that these devices are illegal
unless both hearing and the deaf give
their permission to have their comments
translated for each other! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bad-deaf-law/

 

— world’s best deaf movie to be shown again

There is an event coming up on June 3, 2017 –
Stars on Laverna Avenue: Love is Never Silent.
The movie – Love is Never Silent was shown
on TV in 1985, and to this day, it continues
as the best deaf movie ever – a classic!
This event is hosted by the Greater Los Angeles
Agency on Deafness (GLAD).

 

— a survey that looks funny

A survey was conducted by a British agency
serving the deaf – asking 2,000 deaf people –
if sign language should be taught in schools.
Almost all of these people said yes. The
responses would be different if oral and
proud deaf people are asked, and also
different if hearing people were asked.
This is why this survey looks funny.

 

 

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

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

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 15 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 15, 2017

 

— this handicapped parking spot is a joke

Hard to believe thia handicapped parking
spot is a joke, inasmuch as many deaf people
have these such privileges. Just take
a look at the picture:

http://deafdigest.com/joke-of-handicapped parking/

 

— deaf soldier in an important war

The American Revoutionary War (1775-83) was for
the fight for Americans’ independence from Great
Britain. Did we have deaf soldiers that fought
in that war? Don’t know if we have many deaf
soldiers, but there was one – as claimed by
a deaf person that said ” My great great great
deaf grandfather fought in the American
Revolutionary War”.

 

— good settlement or bad settlement

For nearly three months employees at the
Canadian Hearing Society went on strike,
asking for better wages and better benefits.
These workers voted to accept the settlement
on Friday. Settlement? 0.8 per cent increase
first year, same with second year; one
percent in third year; 1.25 perent in
fourth and fifth years. Let us look at
the federal government; Obama, before he
left White House, approved a 2.1 percent
pay increase for federal employees.
So, was it a good deal or a bad deal in
Canada?

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— few questions CDI terps hate
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/14/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 May 2017

DeafDigest Gold – May 14, 2017

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

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Old Fogey

Company Policy on Relay Calls

http://deafdigest.com/comics/company-policy-on-ip-relay-calls/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-scared-pharmacist/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-hearing-gesture-2/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/computer-repair/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/college-frustration/

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

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to choose from, deciding can be hard-but we’ve made
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf woman in India bought a train ticket
that entitled her to a seat. The train
conductor would not allow the deaf woman
to take a seat and forced her to crouch
on the floor for the entire train trip.
The government authorities are investigating
this incident.

Finally after 8 years, the pool at Kentucky
School for the deaf is now open. It had
been closed because of necessary repairs.
Because of funding issues, this matter
dragged on for that so many years!

A federal appeals court has allowed two
deaf individuals to file lawsuits against
Baptist Health South Florida for not
providing interpreters during their
medical appointments.

A British taxi driver was fined by the
local taxi authorities for refusing
to pick up a deaf woman who was
accompanied by her service dog.

India has passed a new law, exempting
the deaf from singing the National
Anthem at movie houses before the
beginning of the show.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING COMPUTER I/T PEOPLE DON’T EXPLAIN TO DEAF
A hearing person at his office has a problem
with his computer and asks for help from the
office computer I/T person.
The I/T person comes over and explains why
there is a problem and fixes the computer.
The hearing person is happy.
A deaf person, same thing at his office,
has a problem with computer. The I/T man
comes over, quickly fixes it and leaves the
office.
Deaf person is satisfied his computer is fixed
but still does not know why there was a problem
because of no explanation!

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

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

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

ALWAYS SAME OLD TIRED STORIES
We get tired of reading the same old
story in newspapers – that deaf students
are frustrated at hearing colleges –
no interpreters, no captions, no
social life, lost on huge campus, etc.
Almost all hearing colleges have
few deaf students, maybe 5 or 10
as average number.
And if the college campus is huge,
then these deaf students often do not
meet each other every day!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Last weekend I attended an event that required me to stay overnight.

I went down alone on the train, a 3 hour ride.

I checked into the hotel and I requested a first floor room.

It turn out there were no rooms left on the first floor.

The front desk staff gave me a 4th floor first door on the left.

That was easy enough for me to function independently.

The next morning, I showered and got dress and ready for breakfast!

I arrived down to the lobby and went into the dining room for breakfast.

I stood at the buffet area waiting for staff to assist me.

A lady came to me and took my hand and started using tactile ASL!

It turned out she was Deaf!  So I got assistance getting my breakfast!

She told me her stepson works at the front desk and knows ASL!

That was a rare and wonderful thing to happen!

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:

Baylor Miles is an upcoming freshman (spring of
2018) with the softball team at Arkansas
State University.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Top LA Angels Prospect Countdown: #24 Kevin Grendell

Grendell is a California native, having played his high school ball at San
Pasqual High School. Grendell is not like other professional ballplayers.
He suffers from a hearing impairment, and was fitted for hearing aids in
both ears

full story at:
http://halohangout.com/2017/05/08/47769/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/weird-compromise/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wandering-hearing-child/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/scoreboard-captions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-no/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Austin, Texas was written up in the newspapers
as having a large deaf community, and with a
high number of deaf-owned businesses. There
is a reason for it – nearly 700 percent of
deaf people being either unemployed or
underemployed.

A British deaf activist has accused the
social media of allowing Fake Deaf
News – examples were – all deaf know
sign language, all deaf people are
expert lipreaders, etc.

China can be cruel to the deaf. This country
has a one-child policy – and as a result,
deaf children are often left abandoned.
This was the story in an Australian
newspaper about a woman helping with the
adoption process of deaf children.

ZTE, a Chinese-owned telecommunications carrier,
has launched a project in South Africa to
help young deaf people learn these employment
skills.

A Georgia insurance company turned down
a request to cover hearing aids for deaf
children, telling the shocked parents that
it was better to “allow” them to go deaf
in order to get free CI’s!

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
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

CAPTIONS AT INDOOR FOOTBALL GAME
A deaf fan watched an indoor football
game in Washington, DC.
The scoreboard showed captions. But
there seemed not to be enough captions.
Did the game announcer talk a little
and therefore few captions? Or did
the game announcer talk a lot, overwhelming
the captioner, and therefore the captioner
ignored much of the talk?
A hearing fan would know. A deaf
fan would not know!

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

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Lip reading tale

At a restaurant, a deaf woman ordered salad

The deaf woman thought the waitress asked:
Do you want your salad in a gel?

The waitress then pointed to a picture
in the menu that showed a picture of
a salad in a shell

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF ASL NO; HEARING ASL YES
A hearing woman is dating a deaf man.
The hearing woman wants to learn ASL; the
deaf man refuses to teach her.
She enrolls in ASL class on her own.
She tries ASL on him and he refuses to
use it with her.
Strange relationship?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-asl-no/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people may have been hesitant to request Communication Access
Realtime Translation (CART) services in an educational setting
because they thought they had to hire and pay for the services
themselves. However, according to the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA), CART is a legitimate auxiliary aid for people who are deaf
or hard-of-hearing. It has also been confirmed in the courts that it
is a reasonable accommodation for those people. There are a number of
laws related to CART and the requirements to provide it.

Some CART providers may be employees of the university or school
system, while others are independent contractors hired to cover
specific courses for specific students. Many times the university
contracts with a CART/captioning agency to provide CART services for
whatever classes may need to be covered, and that agency will then
use their employees or independent contractors to cover the
classes.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

At least until November 2008, it will be the
mission of the Davila-Weiner team to steer Gallaudet
on the right track.
Stephen Weiner has been chosen as the provost,
a position equivalent to CEO; he will be handling
the nuts and bolts of campus operations He is also
well known for his gracious bedside manners, his
office door open to all.
Robert Davila, just officially installed as the
ninth president, will be the face of the university.
Everyone from everywhere knows Davila and that is
extremely comforting.
Davila carries with him in his pockets, pins
titled “Team Gallaudet” and gives them out to
volunteers wishing to help solve issues on the
campus. His rules for joining is threefold:

– you can’t quit; you’re stuck on the team for life

– you have to do good things for Gallaudet

– if you have nothing good to say about Gallaudet,
say nothing

The bad news with the pins is that so many
volunteers have signed up, forcing Davila to re-order
a new set!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Dr. Dimitri Kanevsky, a deaf noted inventor, was honored
by the White House, being awarded as Champion of Change.
With 150 patents to his credit, he is noted for his work
with real time captions.

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DeafDigest – 14 May 2017

HEARING COMPUTER I/T PEOPLE DON’T EXPLAIN TO DEAF
A hearing person at his office has a problem
with his computer and asks for help from the
office computer I/T person.
The I/T person comes over and explains why
there is a problem and fixes the computer.
The hearing person is happy.
A deaf person, same thing at his office,
has a problem with computer. The I/T man
comes over, quickly fixes it and leaves the
office.
Deaf person is satisfied his computer is fixed
but still does not know why there was a problem
because of no explanation!

DeafDigest – 13 May 2017

CAPTIONS AT INDOOR FOOTBALL GAME
A deaf fan watched an indoor football
game in Washington, DC.
The scoreboard showed captions. But
there seemed not to be enough captions.
Did the game announcer talk a little
and therefore few captions? Or did
the game announcer talk a lot, overwhelming
the captioner, and therefore the captioner
ignored much of the talk?
A hearing fan would know. A deaf
fan would not know!

DeafDigest – 12 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 12, 2017

 

— a logo we may not want

Take a look at the picture (text under the picture
explains it all).

Go to http://deafdigest.com/questionable-logo/

 

 

— Americans refuse interpreters for foreign deaf

Are Americans in the habit of refusing interpreters
for deaf foreigners (because technically they are
not covered by ADA)? A while ago a Canadian
deaf woman was denied interpreter for her classes
at University of California (Berkeley). And now
this – a deaf Japanese woman, having problems with
the airport personnel in Hawaii, wanted an interpreter.
Her request was denied. Are Americans selfish about
not lending interpreters for foreign deaf?

 

— worried deaf organizations tell FCC

Ajit Pai, the FCC boss, does not really reach
out to the Deaf Community. As a result, the
deaf organizations are worried that he would
not encourage captions on newer and better
TV and video high tech standards. This is
why these deaf organizations – Telecommunications
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc., the National
Association of the Deaf, Hearing Loss Association
of America, the Association of Late-Deafened Adults,
and the Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization are
reaching out to him, instead of waiting for him
to reach out to us!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— waste of money, Deaf Movie Consultants
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

5/07/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 11 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 11, 2017

 

— deaf people of North Korea

North Korea creates problems for everyone,
but do they take care of their own deaf
people? According to a press release
from North Korea, deaf people work in
a factory that makes plastic goods,
and that it is a source of employment
for them. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-people-employed-in-factory-in-north-korea/

 

— an interesting interpreting student

One woman is planning to become an interpreter.
What was her background – a family member is
deaf, worked in all types of restaurant jobs,
service industry, cleaning, construction,
caretaker, machine shop and tree trimmer.
Just hope this woman becomes a great interpreter.

 

— a mystery about dogs

Some dogs do not bark; either these dogs were
taught not to bark, or it is not in their
breeding to be a barker, or because the
master is deaf! A dog trainer explained
that some dogs may catch on, that barking
may be a waste of time if the deaf master
may not notice it.

 

 

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

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

5/07/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 10 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 10, 2017

 

— a deaf person in the White House

Leah Katz-Hernandez, who is deaf, served under
Obama as ROTUS (Receptionist of the United States).
Her job was to usher visitors to their appointments
with the President. She is no longer in that
position. Did she resign or was fired? Do keep in
mind that White House employees are at-will, meaning
the president can hire and fire anyone. If she was
fired, it is no shame because many other outstanding
White House and high level federal executives have
also been fired. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/former-receptionist-of-the-united-states/

 

— white board in the court room

A deaf woman was in the court room to testify
against a criminal that attacked her. She
does not use sign language. As a result,
her hearing son wrote on the white board
the court proceedings. It could not
happen in USA, but happened in Great
Britain.

 

— important day in Ann Arbor on July 1st

July 1st should be an important day for the
deaf in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The city passed
a new law, effective July 1st that captions
be turned on TV sets in businesses that serve
the public – meaning bars, restaurants,
hotel lobbies, etc. Not too long time ago,
Portland, Oregon required the same thing.

 

 

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

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

5/07/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 09 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 9, 2017

 

— a politician said she healed a deaf man

Kristy Adams who is campaigning to win election
as British MP, representing the Conservative
party, said she healed a deaf man, and made
him hearing. She said she touched his ears
and suddenly he became hearing. It is up to
you to believe this story or not. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/claimed-to-heal-deaf-man/

 

— telling deaf driver what to do during traffic stops

A new law was passed in Virginia, which joins few other
states, making it part of driver’s education classes.
This law require drivers to be taught on what to do
if the police stops you! If this law spreads to all
50 states, then hopefully all future deaf driver
traffic stops will be peaceful. After all, no
one wants to get a traffic ticket!

 

— an important vote on Friday

The nine-week-old strike by workers at Canadian
Hearing Society (CHS) may end on Friday. The union
and the CHS management reached a tentative
agreement. It took five days of back and
forth discussions with both sides, as led by
a mediator to get them to shake hands. All
it remains is a vote by union members on
Friday. If they agree, then they report
to work next Monday. If they vote down,
then the strike continues.

 

 

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

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

5/07/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 08 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 8, 2017

 

— teacher bullies a deaf student

In Taiwan, a teacher bullied a deaf student
in a classroom, pulling out his hearing aid.
That teacher already had a bad reputation
for mistreating her students, and many
complaints were filed against her.
The school board is conducting a hearing
and may terminate her employment. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-teacher-is-a-bully/

 

— a Sign Language we may not understand

Many of us do not understand foreign sign languages.
Add one more to the list of these languages, the
Black Bolt Sign Language! The movie – Marvel’s
Inhumans will be released for showing in
IMAX theaters this coming September. The
leading character, Black Bolt, will be
using his own Sign Language to communicate
with people around him. Anson Mount,
the actor, said it is not ASL. Why not?

 

— NRA was not USA’s oldest civil rights organization

The National Rifle Association issued a press
release saying it is the nation’s oldest
civil rights organization. This is not true.
The nation’s oldest is the National Association
of the Deaf. It was founded in 1880. While
the NRA was founded in 1871, it was not as a
civil rights organization, instead advocating
shooting as a recreational activity. It did not
advocate civil rights until 1934! The NAD
did right from the start.

 

 

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

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

5/07/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 07 May 2017

DeafDigest Gold – May 7, 2017

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

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Employment ads web site is at:
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Old Fogey

Two Fast Signing Deafies

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-two-fast-signing-deafies/

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/the-scared-pharmacist/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-hearing-gesture-2/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Dummy Hoy closed his shop http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/reason-for-no-swimming-team-at-old-gallaudet/

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Top stories about the deaf:

An audit of South Dakota deaf equipment
distribution disclosed 815 devices, for all
kinds of people of all kinds of hearing
losses.

Two deaf organizations in Oman are working
together to create a new Sign Language
courses for people that want to learn
this language.

Several deaf residents of Boynton Beach, FL
are planning to file discrimination lawsuits
against the Bethesda Memorial Hospital for
not explaining clearly what their medical
conditions were.

Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
has hosted a Deaf Business Summit, titled
Deaf Ecosystem: Maryland’s.

Deaf rights advocates staged a rally on the
steps of the state capitol at Baton Rouge,
Louisiana

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SCARING THE PHARMACIST
A deaf man has problems with a pharmacist
who is afraid to communicate with the deaf.
The pharmacist would use body language
to avoid the deaf person, write a very brief
2 or 3 word note and then walk away.
Tired of pharmacist avoiding the deaf
person, he took control. He barked at her
in loud voice, with facial expressions
and gestures.
It worked. The pharmacist no longer
avoided the deaf person!

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

STRANGEST HEARING GESTURE
A hearing woman was standing in a line
next to a deaf person.
She suspected that the man next to her
was deaf.
She gestured – like “are you deaf and blind”
and she was not joking. Her face was serious.
The deaf man, shocked at the gesture, shouted
“I am deaf” and the woman walked away!
A strange gesture it really is.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-hearing-gesture-2/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Staying organized is very important for us who are DeafBlind.

In my house, there are too many people!

I recently defrosted our freezer and tried to use my magnifier to identify everything as I put it back.

It was proven to be a very slow process!

I was worried about freezer items thawing in the cooler.

I asked my daughter to help put them back into freezer.

She read a lot faster than me with the magnifier!

The best part is that she emailed me with information about what was on each shelf!

Let’s hope it stays organized!

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:

Gracie Pitts has committed to play women’s soccer
as a new freshman at Centre College in Kentucky.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

another deaf tennis pro

Hanfmann Continues Dream Run At BMW Open In Munich

Ahead of his presser he also explained that he was born hard of hearing.
“It doesn’t affect my tennis. Sometimes, it is even helpful, as I do
not hear everything what is going on around the court,†the Karlsruhe
native laughed. â€œI only have to tell it to the umpires, who do not speak
loudly.â€

full story at:
http://www.tennis-tourtalk.com/19809/hanfmann-continues-dream-run-at-bmw-open-in-munich

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Football and cigars
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day

http://deafdigest.com/national-women-hockey-team/

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e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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DeafDigest – 07 May 2017

DeafDigest Blue – May 7, 2017

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

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

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/weird-compromise/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wandering-hearing-child/

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

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to choose from, deciding can be hard-but we’ve made
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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-chef-in-indiana/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A health care magazine ran a story on health care
workers, saying they cannot be expected to be
jack of all trades, meaning they cannot
“diagnose” deafness in some of their patients!

Cafe Nero in South Tyneside (Great Britain)
is planning deaf/hearing social events
from time to time – to create awareness
of the deaf and of deafness.

Deaf voters need not to listen to candidates’
promises, instead just go out and vote
for the best candidate. This is what an
Australian deaf advocate said.

The Canadian Hearing Society and the deaf strikers
are back at the mediation table – moderated by
a mediator, who is supposed to be neutral,
looking for a win-win solution.

Concern was expressed by deaf leaders in
Louisiana that subsidies to the Deaf Relay fund may be reduced because of state financial
difficulties.

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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

WEIRD DEAF-HEARING TV COMPROMISE
Always same old story. Deaf want captions
on TV. Hearing want captions turned off.
Both deaf and hearing get angry at each
other, but made a compromise.
Deaf person turns off voice on TV. Hearing
person turns off captions.
Both watch TV at same time, just following
action, facial expressions and body language,
not understanding the plot!

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

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Lip reading tale

a deaf son was watching a pro basketball game
with his hearing father

The deaf son thought hearing father said:
there is blonde on the floor

The hearing father actually said:
there is blood on the floor

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WANDERING HEARING CHILD
One morning a deaf person was driving to
work, and on the sidewalk he saw a hearing
child, maybe 2 or 3 years old, wandering.
Obviously he opened the door of his
apartment and got out while his parents
were sleeping.
The deaf person got out of the car and
grabbed the child and started to look for
police. The cop was nearby, and the deaf
person wrote on the notepad that he saw the
child wandering around.
The cop was puzzled about it. This
situation was scary. What if the cop
thought the deaf person was doing some
funny business.
Fortunately the cop took care of the
child and the deaf person left the
scene to go to work.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When people see me providing CART services, I am frequently asked how someone becomes a CART captioner or broadcast captioner and how long it takes.

Realtime captioners use the same basic skills as court reporters, so you would attend a school that teaches court reporting. The National Court Reporters Association has a list of NCRA-certified schools and participating programs. You can get that information on their website at www.ncra.org.

As far as how long it will take you to get through court reporting school, that is a more difficult question to answer. Every person is different. First you will learn the shorthand theory, and then you will spend time building your speed. It is essentially up to you how long it will take. It may take between two to five years, depending on how quickly you gain steno speed.

The programs in the schools are set up so that you must pass one speed to progress to the next higher speed. For example, you must pass tests at 100 words a minute in order to progress to the next class at 120 words per minute. If that takes you six weeks or six months, it is totally up to you. Most schools require that you pass tests at 225 words a minute in order to complete your training.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

While Gallaudet is not in danger of losing its
accreditation at this moment, Davila stresses that
Gallaudet has until November 2008 to address
these accreditation concerns. Knowing Davila,
restoring Gallaudet to full accreditation status
will be the crowning accomplishment atop his
other accomplishments in a long career in
Education of the Deaf that he began in the early
fifties.

note:
accreditiation is no longer a concern,
as Gallaudet has been in compliance

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Deaf people that use Cox Communications email services
will now be able to read their voice messages, the
company spokesperson announced. Since DeafDigest is
not a Cox subscriber it is hoped that the announcement
is exactly what it says – that deaf people can read
their voice messages.

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DeafDigest – 06 May 2017

WEIRD DEAF-HEARING TV COMPROMISE
Always same old story. Deaf want captions
on TV. Hearing want captions turned off.
Both deaf and hearing get angry at each
other, but made a compromise.
Deaf person turns off voice on TV. Hearing
person turns off captions.
Both watch TV at same time, just following
action, facial expressions and body language,
not undestanding the plot!

DeafDigest – 05 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 5, 2017

 

— comments about deaf NASA zero-gravity experiments

DeafDigest mentioned that a group of deaf men went
through NASA zero-gravity experiments in the
1950’s and 1960’s. Their comments were interesting:

I wanted to serve
It was a wonderful time
Rough water waves didn’t bother us
People in hearing group always got sick, deaf never got sick
100 Gallaudet people volunteered, but only few was selected
All of these volunteers had spinal meningitis
Interpreter services didn’t exist
Deaf participants didn’t know what was going on
I volunteered for the fun of it

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/nasa-deaf-zero-gravity-experiment/

 

— functionally hearing businessman avoids the phone

A deaf businessman, who functions as a hearing
person, and able to use voice telephone, says he
avoids the phone during serious business
discussions. He said:

using voice telephone or the relay service, I miss
out a lot when discussions are serious; I prefer
face to face discussions even if it means
flying out to meet these people in person.

He did say relay service is fine for small talk
and light discussions.

 

— gas, electricity, water and internet (or not)

The new FCC chief hates Net Neutrality, saying it
stops the internet from growing. He says internet
is not a public utility like gas company,
electrical power company or water company.
That means monthly rates will go up, making
internet too expensive for low cost deaf.

 

 

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

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

4/30/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 04 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 4, 2017

 

— a deaf face

Deaf Italian photographer Giacomo Albertini took pictures of
different faces. It is being shown at a photograph exhibition
in Reggio Emilia. The challenge is for the audience to
guess which picture has this Deaf Face. Results will
be posted on a Facebook page. Just keep in mind that deafness
is often invisible. A picture is at:

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

 

— a dumb deaf criminal

We often laugh (or cry) at the ways dumb hearing criminals
commit crimes and get arrested. Here is one about a dumb
deaf criminal. He operated his own car washing business
in Lagos, Nigeria. He liked one car so much that he was
washing for one customer and just decided to take it for
himself by simply driving away. He was caught and arrested,
and this dumb crime was written up in Nigerian newspapers.
Why would he risk arrest and losing his car washing
business?

 

— Prince Philip’s famous insults

Prince Philip, because of his age, is stepping down
from his official British royal duties. He has been
notorious for his insulting comments. He insulted
a group of deaf students not able to understand the
music, as played by a band. Was this his only
deaf-related insult or did he make more deafness
insults that were overlooked by newspaper reporters?
It didn’t matter to him that his mother was deaf!

 

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

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

4/30/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 03 May 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 3, 2017

 

— deaf-owned business becoming hearing-friendly

Deaf people are always looking for shops and stores
that are deaf-friendly. When hearing customers enter
a deaf-owned business they worry if it is
hearing-friendly! DeafDigest has mentioned
Pepperbox Coffee (Austin, TX) a couple of times
in the past. It tries to be hearing-friendly. When
hearing people order coffee, they are prompted to
the wall menu where deaf baristas can see, or use
white dry-erase boards. Many deaf-owned businesses
use hearing employees to communicate with the public.
This is why Pepperbox Coffee has a big challenge –
100 percent hearing-friendly. Another picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hearing-friendly-coffee-cafe/

 

— a puzzling state legislator

Arizona state Rep. Lela Alston is becoming
more and more late-deafened. She admitted
it was more difficult for her to follow
discussions on the floor re proposed
bills. She also said hearing aids do
not help much. This is the reason she
does not participate in discussions.
This is a puzzler – why wouldn’t she
ask for real-time captions? Too
proud or too embarrassed to reveal
her deafness or being in self-denial?
Years ago Maryland had a deaf legislator;
not able to follow discussions, she got
bored and often did sewing of her clothes
on her legislator’s table!

 

— a famous movie and the deaf needs

One of the most famous movies ever made was
Fahrenheit 451 (produced in 1966). It is
about a dictatorship government burning
all books that citizens own and read.
Is it the same as University of California
taking down all videos just to avoid
captions? Probably so!

 

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— a hospital that is DEAF

A picture is worth 1,000 words, so do click on:

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

The captions under the picture will explain
what it is all about.

 

— Deaf Shark Tank

NTID sponsored Deaf Shark competition. Of the top 4 designs,
three were deaf-related. One was ASL app for deaf babies;
other was three-flashing-light rear view mirror – to
alert deaf drivers of cops or fire trucks or ambulances.
The last one was an enhancement of Netflix captions.
Who won? The fourth design that was not deaf-related!
It was a magnetic skateboard.

 

— priority of college presidents

Do keep in mind many deaf students attend Gallaudet
and NTID. Needs of the deaf students is the
priority at Gallaudet and NTID. This being
said, there are many, many others that attend
hearing colleges. A survey was taken of college
presidents to learn what their priorities are.
Needs of students is not a priority with them.
They are more concerned with finances and
operations. Needs of deaf students (as well
as of hearing students)? Their response is –
let our staff members take care of them!

 

Latest deaf jobs
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— Mistake and insult
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4/30/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 1, 2017

 

— sign language by banks

American banks do not have its own sign language,
though some use video service or interpreters to
communicate with deaf clients. The Bahrain Association
of Banks is coming up with its own sign language
dictionary for the benefit of the deaf. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/banks-communicating-with-deaf/

 

— value of job coach/employment specialist

Many deaf agencies have a job coach/employment
specialist. Exactly what they do? A local California
newspaper ran a nice story about the VENTURA—Tri-County
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness. The story
says the agency employment specialist works one on one
with clients, helping with job resumes, teaching them
how to do good interviews and to solve employer
miscommunications.

 

— a rare sponsorship by a huge corporation

We have deaf automobile racers. Almost all of them
struggle with one thing – getting sponsorship funds.
But for Fahad Al Abdullatif, a deaf auto racer
from Saudi Arabia, he is fortunate. Nissan,
one of the world’s largest automobile companies,
have given him a lot of sponsorship funds to allow
him to continue racing. Big time auto racing is
expensive, into many millions of dollars.
Our American deaf racers get little sponsorship
money and they struggle throughout their racing
careers.

 

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