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Posts published in June 2017

DeafDigest – 30 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 30, 2017

 

— the CFO of world’s most powerful magazine

The Chief Financial Officer is the top man
in the financial/accounting department
of big businesses. He watches money
that come in and go out. The Economist
is the world’s most powerful magazine,
widely read by economists, business people,
Wall Street, big banks, etc. The Economist
CFO is Toby Burton. He is deaf and is from
Great Britain! Yes, he worries about the
Brexit, but it is an issue everyone in
Europe worries about. His picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-economist-magazine-cfo/

 

— a cop told DeafDigest something

DeafDigest editor is friends with one cop.
Handcuffing the arrested deaf person was
one issue in a recent discussion. The cop
said that normal procedure is to handcuff
all arrested people behind their backs.
This is for their protection. If the
person is handcuffed in front of him, he
could hit the cop on the face with
these handcuffs! The cop knows the
handcuffed deaf person needs to use
sign language or to use gestures.
At this point, how could a handcuffed
deaf person communicate remains a
sticky issue!

 

— live captions and difficult accents

A recent BBC World News America program
featured the ugly fighting at Mosul.
The translators from Iraq spoke with a
thickly accented English that became
a nightmare for live captioners. As
a result the TV dialogue was horrible.
Just one example – the word “bottle”
came up frequently; it meant battle.
We are always reading about these
“successful” voice to text captioning
software. Yet, there are always issues
of bad live captions with these accents
as well as with American dialects.

 

 

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

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

6/25/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 29, 2017

 

— Reno Fashion Show features a deaf model for 4th time

An annual event in Reno is the Reno Fashion Show.
Krista Hyatt, who is deaf, has been selected as one
of the 200 models, for the fourth year in a row.
She had to compete against 400 other models
in an audition. She said that while she cannot
follow the music, she follows the vibrations
while walking on the runway. This annual
event is big with the clothing designers,
make-up artists and producers. Her picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-model-at-reno/

 

— better than refrigerator magnets

People use refrigerator magnets to post up pictures, notes,
reminders, etc on the refrigerator door. There is a
start-up company that says their refrigerator buttons
are much better than refrigerator magnets – and
even more so, it is green-friendly. The start-up
company has been established by Hal Bevers.
He is deaf.

 

— no interpreter for deaf conference with attorney

A deaf man, in a criminal case, requested an
interpreter for a conference with his attorney.
The court said no, saying that he already has
an interpreter for his case in the courtroom.
ADA? This case took place in Belfast, Northern
Ireland. What about USA? On its web site, the
National Association of the Deaf said that
ADA does not require an interpreter for
conferences with private attorneys, if
they prove it is an undue burden.
Interpreters, however, must be provided
for conferences with public defenders!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Best Drama (fictional) Movies with main deaf characters
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/25/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 28, 2017

 

— deaf pushed out of top leadership positions

Three major deaf organiations are run by hearing leaders
in New Zealand – Deaf Aotearoa, Kelston Deaf Education Centre
and Auckland Deaf Society. The deaf community is upset
saying they were pushed out of these top positions.
Let us imagine that National Association of the
Deaf, Gallaudet and NTID are all run by hearing CEOs!
Deaf people in USA won’t let it happen, but it is happening
in New Zealand (as well as with one major organization
in Canada). A picture is at:

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

 

— a hearing attorney is shocked

A deaf owner of an interpreting company wanted
to sell his business. He asked the hearing
attorney for advice. The hearing attorney,
referred him to another hearing attorney so
that they could work together on the sales
agreement. Instead the deaf owner ran to his
competitor, showing them the tax returns and
financial statements. The hearing attorney
wasn’t happy about it. The competitor looked
at the numbers, didn’t agree with it and
backed out. Not only the deaf owner lost a
possible sale, but the competitor already
learned about this secret business information!

 

— no one told the deaf girl about the fire drill

In Great Britain, there was a fire drill at
a hearing school, which had one deaf student.
During the drill, everyone ran outside, but
the deaf girl didn’t know about it – because
she was in the restroom, which had no alarm
inside it. The county council wasn’t too
happy about it, because if it was a real
fire, then the deaf girl may not survive.

 

 

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

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

6/25/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 27, 2017

 

— a seven year old Coda saves mother’s life

In Northern Ireland, Cara McCartan, a Coda at
the age of seven, used the telephone to ask for
emergency assistance when her mother was stricken
with a medical emergency at home. She was honored
at a big event. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/seven-year-old-coda/

 

— most famous invention in Alabama

The Market Watch published a list of each state’s
most famous invention. In Alabama, the most famous
invention was the electronic hearing aid. It
was invented in 1895 but did was not available
for sale until later in the 20th century.

 

— Derrick Coleman taking a big risk in NFL

Derrick Coleman is NFL’s first deaf offensive
player. He was out of football last year but
has come back, signing a contract to play for
Atlanta Falcons. He is taking a big risk.
There was a nice newspaper story about him
giving tips to rookie quarterback Tyler Renew.
Competition for roster spots with each NFL
team is cut throat; 90 players compete for 53
roster spots. As a result, many veteran players
do not give rookie players these tips – because
it can come back to haunt them – getting cut!
Just hope Derrick makes the 53-man roster
in September.

 

 

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

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

6/25/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 26, 2017

 

— a new hair clip for the deaf

A new hair clip for the deaf? It is called
the Ontenna (not to be confused with
antenna). It is supposed to help the deaf
hear all kinds of sounds that go through
their hair! Not sure how it works with
deaf men with clean shaved head?
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-hair-clip/

 

— Pittsburgh proposed change of bus stops may be a problem

A hot issue in Pittsburgh is a proposed changes of
bus stops. There is a bus stop near the Pittsburgh
Association of the Deaf (PAD), but the proposed
new stop would be one block away. It may affect
the deaf-blind residents of Pittsburgh. Each
month PAD hosts a social event for the deaf-blind.
Concern is that if the deaf-blind need to walk
an extra block to reach PAD, it may cause problems
for them!

 

— typical interpreter training program

Is there such a thing as a typical interpreter
training program? Let us take William Woods
University (Fulton, Missouri) as the typical
one. It is one of 41 such interpreting
programs at colleges across the nation.
This university has 60 interpreting
students plus 85 on-line interpreting
students. Typical or not? Doesn’t matter –
the more qualified interpreters we have,
the better it is for us!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— reasons employers won’t hire the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/25/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 June 2017

DeafDigest Gold – June 25, 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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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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Old Fogey

The First and Only

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogies-the-first-and-only/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-school-superintendents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-scary/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finally-captions-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-no-luck-with-employment-agency/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— ADA regulations not enforced http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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list of upcoming Deaf National Events

http://deafdigest.com/upcoming-national-deaf-events/

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Deaf Culture Books and Media from Harris Communications

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

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.

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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

this deaf player was lucky (nothing to do with
poker)!

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Dhar disabled district project coordinator
(India) was scolded by the high court for
not allocating funds to Anand Service Society,
a service agency that provides needs for the
deaf and the disabled.

The Australian Parliament passed a law
allowing libraries to access copyrighted
material – with the purpose of helping
deaf users. For some reason, hearing
users were not mentioned behind that
rationale.

A deaf woman went on a shoplifting spree,
taking pieces of jewelry from six stores
in Dubai before being caught. She said
it was so “easy” taking these pieces
during that spree! Sad to say, she came
from a well to do family in Algeria
and was on vacation in Dubai.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs
awarded University of Nebraska a
1.1 million dollar grant, for the
specific purpose of training more
teachers for the deaf.

The Deaf Access Services, Buffalo, NY,
was written up in a newspaper, saying
that this agency provides services for
deaf refugees that settle in Western
New York area.

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

A RESTAURANT FINALLY TURNS ON CAPTIONS
A restaurant in Washington, DC finally turned on
TV captions after struggling for almost two months!
The restaurant threw out old TV and bought a new
TV. The owner threw out the manual without thinking
about it.
The new TV had no captions, and there was no manual.
The restaurant manager struggled with captions on and
off for two months until he finally turned it on.
He said the captions option on the screen was locked
when he received the new TV, and he could not find a way
to unlock the option.
One day, by luck, he pressed on a screen option and
suddenly the captions went on.
He said he does not remember how he got captions to
work – it was blind luck!

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

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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 – 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 “Hot 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

AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY DID NOT HELP THE DEAF
A deaf person went to an employment agency,
hoping to find a new job.
No luck! The deaf person was very disappointed;
his family was also very disappointed.
Why big disappointment? Because the agency was
owned by deaf person’s aunt!
Discrimination? Or hearing aunt not comfortable
with deaf nephew?

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-no-luck-with-employment-agency/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

The first day of summer has arrived!  It is the longest day of the year.

For us with Usher Syndrome which usually means night blindness, the Summer solstice is our best day!

Now we lose 2 minutes of daylight each day, 1 minute in the morning and 1 minute in the evening.

This continues until the Winter Solstice in December.

Enjoy the summer!

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:

Gallaudet student-athletes help NCAA to “See the Light” with
swimming rule change

WASHINGTON – A major victory was earned out of the pool for the
Gallaudet University swimming and diving program on June 13 when
the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a proposal stating
NCAA men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will follow the
International Swimming Federation technical rules. This change,
along with others approved, is effective for the 2017-18 academic
year.

full story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2016-17/ncaaswimrule

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

deaf player in pro basketball

Michael Lizarraga continues pro basketball career in Mexico

The season may have ended on a sour note for Michael Lizarraga and his
Mazatlan Nauticos teammates, but the Dixon native and deaf professional
basketball player continues to march at the beat of his own drum.

full story at:
http://www.thereporter.com/article/NG/20170620/SPORTS/170629996

note:
Michael Lizarraga is not the first player from CSD-Berkeley/Fremont
to play NCAA-I basketball. The honor goes to Don Lyons, early
sixties, who played two seasons of junior college basketball
before transfering to UNLV where he played two more seasons.
He has been enshrined in the UNLV athletics hall of fame.

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf school #1 fan
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day

http://deafdigest.com/1923-philadelphia-deaf-championship-basketball-team/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

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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 – 25 June 2017

DeafDigest Blue – June 25, 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/timecapsules/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/volta/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/dishwasher/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafteller/

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

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Deaf Culture Books and Media from Harris Communications

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

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.

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/future-voice-to-text-device/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf scientists met up with each other in
Rochester, NY. Purpose was to learn more
from each other in respective fields.

Swedish bio-hacker Hannes Sjoblad said that
eventually in the future there is no such
a thing as deafness.

It is not happening in USA but in Great
Britain, that a family of a deaf child,
not satisfied with education at the deaf
school, has been forced to move to another
city where a better deaf school is located.

The Pawtucket city council is having second
thoughts after their motion to require
captions in public facilities. They are
now trying to modify that motion –
meaning of the TV sets must be captioned
and the other half not captioned. They
were just scared of losing customers
irked at being forced to watch captions
on TV (especially during sporting events
at bars).

There is a problem in Canada with respect
to newly established video relay services.
Hearing people hang up, suspecting these
are scam calls.

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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

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV – 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

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A DEAF DISHWASHER BECOMING A DEAF WAITER
Years ago, a deaf man was working as a dishwasher
at a restaurant.
All of a sudden a hearing waitress tapped him on
the shoulder and asked him to go to a table as a
temporary waiter.
At the table was a group of deaf people, and
the hearing waitress felt helpless.
The deaf “temporary” waiter took the orders and
served the dishes. When the deaf group left, he went
back to his dishwashing duties.
Who was that deaf woman at the table, with her
deaf parents? It was the famous deaf actress
Linda Bove!

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

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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 – 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 “Hot 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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Lip reading tale

A deaf lipreader faced a nightmare at his
place of work.

There are two hearing employees with these
last names – Irby  and Kirby !

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A BANK ROBBER AND A DEAF TELLER
This is a true story. A hearing bank robber went
to the teller window and whispered in her ear:

Give me all your money

The teller told him she is deaf and cannot hear
and asked him to write it down on piece of paper

The shocked bank robber ran away from the bank!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Most people reading this newsletter are probably aware of this, but many
people in this country still do not know that the vast majority of
realtime captioning on television is done by people who are using the
skills of a court reporter.

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is the organization that
represents judicial reporters and broadcast and CART captioners across the
country.

Members of NCRA are meeting in Chicago from August 4th through the 7th for
their 2016 Annual Convention and Exposition with the theme of “You are the
Architect of your Future.”

The schedule will be jam-packed with educational sessions, the latest in
new products and services showcased on the Expo Hall floor, and an array
of networking opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else. There will
also be specialized programs for students and instructors, as well as a
two-day Certified Realtime Captioner Workshop.

Speed and realtime contests will be held to showcase the talents of some
of the best steno writers in our business.

Because people in the broadcast television industry and the business world
will still continue to need our services, there will probably be some
captioning and remote CART provided from hotel rooms in the Hilton
Chicago, where the convention is taking place.

So when you watch your favorite live television show this week, you might
wonder where that captioner is. Could he or she be in a hotel room looking
out over Lake Michigan?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Tracy
who departed us two weeks ago.
His deafness inspired his famous actor father
Spencer and his mother to establish the
John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles. The clinic,
well known all over the world, stresses oral
education as the one for deaf children.
What was not generally known, especially
writers that wrote John’s obituary was that
he, for a short time in the sixties, was a
student at Gallaudet University!
On the Gallaudet campus, John, in his forties,
was a non-traditional student, much older than
students half his age. At any rate, many
1960’s Gallaudetians have vividly remembered him.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Dogs are popular pets everywhere in the world. These
dogs need to be groomed and cleaned on a regular basis
because these pets love to run around and get dirty.
There are dog groomers who do the job. One of them is
Taryn Ensele, who owns her dog grooming business in
Napa, California. She is deaf. Operating her business
for two years, she grooms approximately 30 dogs per week.

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
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DeafDigest – 23 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 23, 2017

 

— blurred sign language in a picture

In a picture you will see two indivuals
communicating in blurred sign language.

See what this is all about at:
http://deafdigest.com/blurred-sign-language/

 

– an important clarification re New York interpreter tablets

DeafDigest mentioned that in some New York City
neighborhoods, police officers are equipped with
tablets, that they could use for interpreting
in case deaf people are stopped and no real live
interpreter is available. An important clarification –
the police officers cannot dial up video relay
service to communicate with the deaf person standing
next to him. He must use Video Remote Interpreting (VRI).
for that purpose. Video Relay is free; VRI is not
free. Incidentally, a deaf person told DeafDigest:

Lots of times I run into hearing people that had ASL training
and/or deaf family members but it’s been a long time and they
don’t always remember ASL

 

— worried that Craiglist users will hang up on deaf

In Virginia, a hearing realtor got a Craiglist response
from a fake-deaf person about a piece of property.
Later the realtor realized the fake-deaf person was
actually hearing, trying to do a money scam. This
worries DeafDigest. If it happens too often then
Craiglist users will immediately hang up on
deaf users without realizing they are really deaf
and not fake-deaf!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Smart911 and deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/18/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 22, 2017

 

— police and the tablets

The New York Police Department is experimenting
with tablets to see if it works when communicating
with the deaf. These tablets are being distributed
to the police in three neighborhoods. If a deaf
person is stopped and no interpreter is quickly
available, then the tablet will be used for
video relay communications with interpreters.
Not exactly sure how would this work. Cops can
carry tablets for years and not encounter a
deaf person. Suddenly they stop a deaf person;
would they remember how to use the tablet app to
summon a video relay service? Is the tablet portable
or is it mounted to something inside the car?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/police-tablet-for-deaf/

 

— CART vs voice recognition

CART is expensive. Voice recognition software
is much cheaper. But which is better? A
CART operator explained:

If someone on TV says there or their or they’re,
the voice recognition machine may miss it. But
a CART operator would know!

 

— fake-deaf patients help real-deaf patients!

The nursing program at State University of New
York at Brockport had a role reversal program.
Fake-deaf patients play the role as hospital
patients, challenging nurses on how to treat
the deaf! This is great – but again, with other
situations, a nurse may never encounter a deaf
in 25 years and is suddenly confronted with a
deaf patient. Would that nurse remember the
fake-deaf patient training she had years ago?

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf photographer, many magazine credits
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/18/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 21, 2017

 

— powerful national organization may want to help the deaf

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is interested in
knowing about the deaf that were stopped by the police in
Chicago. The question is – why just Chicago only? Deaf
people have been stopped by the police everywhere in USA.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/aclu-and-the-deaf/

 

— possible lonely deaf resident

The state of New York announced a new affordable
housing building in Oneida, NY. It said that 32
units will be built, and that up to two units
may be reserved for the deaf. One or two units?
That may mean that a deaf resident may be
quite lonely, while mingling with hearing
residents – unless an interpreter shadows
the deaf person all day?

 

— update on deaf woman in danger of losing home

DeafDigest mentioned a deaf woman that was threatened with
the loss of her home because of lack of paperwork that came
with the donation of her mobile home. The church donated
her the mobile home, but without paperwork. The church
closed up and the church leader moved out of town. Luckily
a former member of that church was able to track down the
church leader, and he produced evidence of mobile house
donation. The county government is satisfied and the
deaf woman is not losing her house at all.

 

 

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

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

6/18/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 20 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 20, 2017

 

— Few 5-star hotels broke promise with deaf-owned bakery

The Shuktara is a deaf-owned bakery in Kolkata
(formerly known as Calcutta) in India. These deaf
bakers were trained by mentors, a French restauranteur
and a pastry chef. These mentors used contacts to set
up pastry accounts with few five-star hotels.
But when the hotels learned that the bakery owners
were deaf, they backed out. The bakery overcame
these cancelled accounts and is currently doing
very well. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/five-star-hotels-wont-do-business-with-deaf/

 

— fined $250 for not understanding English

A hearing Uber driver was fined $250 for speaking
in Spanish at the Miami International Airport.
The law, in Florida, said that drivers of
Uber and Lyft must be able to communicate
in English. Would deaf Uber/Lyft drivers,
communicating in ASL, be also guilty?
Uber/Lyft both say no, but Miami says yes!
It didn’t matter to the cops that these
drivers use apps to help them communicate
with hearing passengers.

 

— Dawn of the Deaf short film is free to watch

According to a web posting, Vimeo is making
available the film “Dawn of the Deaf” for
free viewing.

 

 

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

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

6/18/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 19 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 19, 2017

 

— downloading movies from web sites

Many people download movies from web sites instead
of going to the movie theaters. Some sites offer
free movies; some sites charge for downloaded
movies. For the deaf, we must make sure that
these downloaded movies have captions (or
subtitles). And if there are “free” movies,
need to make sure the site is honest. It
can be frustrating to download a movie for
few hours only to find the film is not
captioned! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/downloading-movie/

 

— incident with North Koreans at the airport

The Homeland Security people at the JFK Airport
in New York grabbed a briefcase from a group
of North Koreans. The airport personnel
asked for their diplomatic credentials
and the visitors were not cooperative.
There was some scuffling, pushing and
tugging. They were released and allowed
to board the plane bound for North
Korea, but they refused to board.
Who was the North Korean group? They
wanted to attend a a three-day UN
conference on rights of deaf people
and disabled people!

 

— police advice on communicating with the deaf

A police chief gave this advice on how to
communicate with the deaf. Use notes if
the deaf person can read and write and if
no interpreter is available. For the deaf
that don’t sign and depend on lipreading,
make sure the room is well lighted and the
officer is about 2-3 feet away face to face.
If the deaf person turns his head away,
it is OK to tap them on shoulder to get
their attention. Who gave that advise?
A police chief in Zaire!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— professor, honest or insulting
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

6/18/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 18 June 2017

DeafDigest Gold – June 18, 2017

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

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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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Old Fogey

Peddler Competition

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-peddler-competition/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/captions-blocked/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cant-stop-laughing/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-school-superintendents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-scary/

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

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/poster-nineteenth-century-deaf-event/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Very difficult for deaf children in a small village
in The Himalayas to obtain Deaf Identity cards
that would entitle them to government services.
This is what one activist complained.

Disability In Action, an agency in Abilene, Texas
hosted a question and answer event involving two
mayor candidates, fielding questions from the deaf
as to their local needs.

Chris Haulmark, who is deaf, has filed for
candidacy for Congress in the 3rd Congressional District. He is a resident of Overland Park, Kansas.

The short film Dawn of the Deaf, shown at short film
festivals, has some kind of deafness twist plot,
according to critics that praised the movie.

The state of Arizona is investigating why the treatment
of a deaf patient at a hospital in Mesa has been
substandard.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF AND LATE-DEAFENED DEAF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS
We have a list of deaf school superintendents that
are deaf and use ASL very well.
We also have some hearing superintendents that have
become late-deafened, mostly because of age.
Should we put these late-deafened superintendents
on the list of deaf superintendents? Or do they still
belong to the list of hearing superintendents?

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

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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SCARY IN HEARING PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
It is often that a deaf employee would get great
job performance reviews every year by his supervisor.
But when the supervisor leaves his employment and
a new supervisor his hired, he may not like the
deaf and may give the deaf employee a bad job
performance review!
Scary that one year great job performance review
and next year a bad job performance review.

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

My journey!

I used to work for the State of Vermont as the State Coordinator of Services for the Deaf (SCD).

This was before I became legally blind.  I did have severe night blindness.

I was driving back then!

My license had a clause that said I could not drive more than a half hour before sunrise or a half hour after sunset.

I felt like I had a hunting license!

Before I traveled, I needed to check what time was sunset and other weather conditions.

A few times, it got too dark before I arrived home and I had to pull over to get assistance.

I typically stopped at a gas station.

We had no cell phones back then!

The gas station knew me too well, and called my wife for me.

She contacted our neighbor and they rescued me!

My neighbor had to get something from store anyway!

Home Safe Home!

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:

Deaf pitcher Cason Sherrod (Texas A&M) has been
drafted by Kansas City Royals. He’s currently
with his team in College World Series.

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Vesna Radonich has had along journey to becoming a
champion paddler and she shares her story before heading to Tahiti

Vesna Radonich with the medals she won in waka ama at the
World Masters Games in Auckland this year. She hopes to add a
medal from the world distance championships in Tahiti to her
collection

full story at:
http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localsport/2845407-135/voyage-of-discovery

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— a deaf champion retired too young
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day

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that section

DeafDigest – 18 June 2017

DeafDigest Blue – June 18, 2017

Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/not-rehire-deaf-man/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-scam/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/timecapsules/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/volta/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

British scientists are saying that eating cheese
will cure deafness. This was the story earlier
this week.

There was a story of a young woman helping a blind man
hail a cab after a Chicago Cubs game. No one was
willing to help hail the cab for him and so,
the young woman stepped in. That young woman
is a teacher at Indiana School for the Deaf!

CSUN’s Deaf Education and Families Project
has hosted a 10th anniversary event. It
provides support for hearing families of
deaf children.

Kumar Kothary, not deaf, of Toronto, received
$400,000 from the Ontario Disability Support Program
by claiming deafness of his daughter. He was caught.

The National Library of Madrid, working with the
Spanish federation for Deaf People, have hosted
an exhibition, celebrating 500 years of
Spanish 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

TIME CAPSULES ARE NOT FUNNY
Many organizations bury their tin cans under the ground and
wait 25 or 50 or 100 years to dig it up. Stuffed inside the tin
cans are pictures, letters, medals, etc, etc.
The NAD tried it once. The old National Fraternal Society of
the Deaf (NFSD) tried it once.
The NAD could not remember where the tin can was buried
25 years before. The NFSD pulled out their tin can from the
ground – but pictures were ruined, all black and smelly.
If a deaf organization wishes to bury its tin can, then
people must be very careful with it.

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

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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 – 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 “Hot 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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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was talking about friends.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Mary Barry

The hearing person actually said:
This is Mary and Barry

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A VOLTA PLACE APARTMENT IN A CSI TV PROGRAM
There was a CSI program re-run on TV this week. The
program was filmed in Washington, DC, in the Georgetown
area.
One of the characters in the story was hiding in an
apartment.
The apartment address was 3558 Volta Place, NW.
Hearing people watching the program would not really
know what Volta Place really is.
The headquarters of the Alexander Graham Bell
Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is
at 3417 Volta Place, NW.
The apartment where the filming took place
is the next block.
DeafDigest editor watched the program and was
surprised about it.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When some people see a steno machine up close for the first time, they are often amazed that there are so few keys. They cannot understand how a stenocaptioner or court reporter can write all of the words they write.

Because there are only 22 keys plus a number bar on a steno machine, stenocaptioners must use combinations of letters to make other letters.

The only keys actually present on a steno keyboard are STKPWHRAO*EUFRPBLGTSDZ. All words and phrases and every sound made in the English language must be written using only those letters.

The letters on the left-hand side of the keyboard are used for the initial consonants in words, and the letters on the right-hand side of the keyboard are used for the final consonants. What that means is that a captioner will use his/her left hand for initial consonants, his/her thumbs for vowels, and his/her right hand for final consonants.

Stenocaptioners do not depress one key at a time. Rather, whole words and phrases are written at the same time, as if someone were striking a chord on a piano.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Louis
Balfour, who departed us last week. His vocation
was printing but his avocation was Deaf History,
especially on deaf peddlers. He spent a lot of
his free time frequenting the libraries in
the Washington, DC area, especially the Gallaudet
library to dig out obscure details that he felt
was important in Deaf History.
The Gallaudet archives is the beneficiary of
his lifelong work, and it is open to public.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Mark Wafer, a deaf businessman, currently owns 6
Tim Hortons franchises in the Toronto area. Tim Hortons
is as well known in Canada as Starbucks is in USA.
Many Canadians go to Tim Hortons to grab their coffee
and donuts before going to work in the mornings.
As a way of helping the deaf and the disabled, 33 such
workers are employed in the Wafer business empire.

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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 – 16 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 16, 2017

 

— deaf short film that won many awards

The short film – Dawn of the Deaf has so far
won many awards at short film festivals.
It is a Deaf Horror film. If one likes
horror movies, this movie should be watched.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-horror-scene/

 

 

— a shocker with a mobile home donated to a deaf woman

A deaf woman received a donated mobile
home from a church to replace the original
home destroyed in a tornado. A nightmare –
no paperwork that said it was a gift.
Home was never registered with county.
Church that donated the house is out of
business. No interpreter, except for her
mother and hearing ex-husband. The county
is now working to try to get this mess resolved.
If not, she could lose her house and pay
thousands of dollars in back property taxes!

 

 

— Kansas City Royals draft a deaf pitcher

Cason Sherrod, who is deaf, is a pitcher with
Texas A & M baseball team. Kansas City
Royals has drafted him. Right now he is
with his team in the College World Series,
meaning if he wishes to sign a minor league
contract, he has to wait till the end of
series.

 

 

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

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

6/11/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 15 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 15, 2017

 

— a baseball practice

We all know about the tragic shooting at the ball field
in Alexandria, VA where the Republicans were having
a baseball practice. They were getting ready for their
big Congressional Baseball Game tonite against the
Democrats. By the way, where did the Democrats
practice baseball? At the Dummy Hoy Field at
Gallaudet University! May the best team win.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/at-gallaudet-baseball-field/

 

— applying for a trademark

Gene Simmons is a rocker with the KISS rock band.
He knows nothing about ASL, but he wants to trademark
the famous ILY hand sign. Is he crazy? Yes!

 

— a magazine article 110 years ago

The June 1907 issue of Scientific American magazine
had a statement, as part of an article about the deaf
that went like this:

the old-fashioned alphabet is now unknown

Was the writer aware that Gallaudet University
always supported sign language as well as
fingerspelling? Probably not! Or the magazine
editorial staff never heard of Gallaudet?
Possibly so!

 

 

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

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

6/11/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 14, 2017

 

— appointment for doctor to certify deafness on driver’s license

The North Carolina Senate Rules Committee supported a proposed
bill to set up a deafness symbol on driver’s license. Purpose
is to tell cops of driver’s deafness during traffic stops.
Good or bad? It is up to the deaf driver to get that
deafness symbol. And to get that symbol the driver’s
doctor must sign paper to certify deafness. This means
the hassle of setting up an appointment for a five-second
signature! And besides, the alarmed cop may think the
deaf driver is reaching out for something dangerous in
a pocket, not realizing it is just a wallet! A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/five-second-doctor-appointment/

 

— we need a simple deaf press release

DeafDigest editor received a press release from an
organization serving the deaf. It basically said:

Joe Doe (name is fictional) to receive a government
honor

The XYZ Association of the Deaf (name is fictional)
is having a ceremony to honor Joe Doe.

He has severe-to-profound hearing loss, when
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening to discover
congenital hearing loss didn’t exist in many
states. He wore hearing aids until two CI’s were
inserted at young age.

 

 

Why couldn’t the XYZ Association keep it simple
and say that Joe Doe was born deaf and became
a professional success in the years to come.

Just keep it simple!

 

— reason for some council members opposing captions bill

Pawtucket, Rhode Island became the second
American city to require captions at public
facilities, ie bars and restaurants. The
bill was narrowly passed by the city council
for one reason. The opponents were afraid that
the “required” captions would turn off
bar customers, forcing them to leave for another
bar outside of Pawtucket that has no law on
captions! The first city, by the way, is
Portland, Oregon.

 

 

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

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

6/11/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 13 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 13, 2017

 

— busiest deaf woman employed near Gallaudet

A newspaper ran a story on Hillary Peters
extremely busy working at Fare Well, a
up and coming Vegan restaurant not too far
from the Gallaudet campus. She graduated
from Gallaudet last year and is currently
juggling many hats – bartender, server
and manager while at the same time passing
notes back and forth with hearing patrons.
This restuarant is a daytime cafe and a
night time bar. Oh, yes one of the employees
she manages is deaf. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-restaurant-employee-with-many-hats/

 

— police officer decisions

When a police officer receives a call to
rush to a scene, there are many things
that race across his mind – what kind
of incident, how bad is the automobile
accident, is the driver having issues,
any abused children, adults being
threatened, people threatening suicide,
dead people, etc, etc. This is why for
many such officers, a deaf situation is
probably the last thing on their minds!
Very often dispatchers do not get full
information to pass on to them.

 

— Powerball helping the deaf

In some states lotteries allocate part of money
to help the deaf. But what about the Powerball?
A liquor store owner in Menifee, a small city
in California, sold the ticket that won the
$447.8 prize. Once the winner shows up to
claim his prize, the liquor store will be
rewarded with a one million dollar bonus.
The owner plans to allocate part of the
bonus money to help the deaf. The owner’s
older brother is deaf, hence wanting
to help the Deaf Community.

 

 

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

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

6/11/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 12 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 12, 2017

 

— British Theresa May blunder helped a deaf man

Prime Minister Theresa May gambled with a British
election only to have it backfire on her. It
greatly helped Stephen Lloyd, who is deaf. He
was elected to the Parliament years ago but was
defeated in the 2015 election. He won the
election this time and is now representing
the Liberal Democrat party (May is a
Conservative). A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-person-returns-to-british-parliament/

 

— deaf person becoming much more famous after death

James Castle, a deaf man from Idaho, passed away in
1977. He pretty much led an isolated life after
leaving Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind, without
learning ASL. He spent much of his life doodling –
these simple drawings on pieeces of paper and scrap.
Museums all over the world, especially the big art
museums in Madrid and Philadelphia exhibited his
drawings and doodlings. And now this – his life
and his work with simple art is becoming a
play production in New York City.

 

— a big shock behind a past 222-0 college football score

Football fans that love history know about the 1916 game
between Georgia Tech and Cumberland. Georgia Tech won
222-0 in the most lopsided football game ever. Only
yesterday it was revealed that one of the Georgia
Tech players scored 8 touchdowns in that game. That
player was George Strupper. He was deaf, a fact
that practically no deaf fans of football were
aware of!

 

 

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

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

6/11/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 11 June 2017

DeafDigest Gold – June 11, 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/category/jobs/

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Old Fogey

Blunt Deafies

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-blunt-deafies/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confused-barber/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/demand-and-wait/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/captions-blocked/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cant-stop-laughing/

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

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Deaf Culture Books and Media from Harris Communications

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

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.

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/students-that-help-deaf-in-future/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Last week it was reported that the British
Conservative Party would not develop a
resolution supporting British Sign Language.
The party had second thoughts and came up with a resolution. Not sure what is to
become of it since the Conservative Party
fell flat on its’ face because of the
surprising Election outcome.

A home-care nurse was fired from her job
in Great Britain for roughing up a deaf
patient at her house.

Jamaica passed its own version of our ADA
in 2014. To date, it still has not been
implemented, a fact lamented by a deaf
activist.

At Carver Elementary School in Newport
News, Virginia, hearing students learn ASL.
A video is at:   https://youtu.be/gc6-yFeu05E

Gallaudet University and Western Piedmont Community College (North Carolina) signed an agreement
to allow community college graduates to
transfer to Gallaudet to enroll in the
interpreting program.

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV – 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:
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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CAPTIONS BLOCKED IN A MUSEUM MOVIE THEATER
At the American Revolutionary Museum at
Yorktown, Virginia, the museum movie had
captions.
But in one scene, the captions were
blocked.
It was blocked by the fake smoke from
a smoke-making machine to show war fighting
with rifles and cannons!

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

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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 – 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 “Hot 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

TERP HARD TIME STOPPING FROM HER LAUGHTER
In a conference, a deaf man talked about problems
he had with another deaf person. The interpreter
had a hard time holding down her laughter because
she knew who that deaf person was.
Unprofessional or just being a human being?

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cant-stop-laughing/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Home alone! *Face Palm*!

Being DeafBlind, we don’t always know who is left in the house.

I still have a full house!

I was working on my back deck this weekend.

I came in the house to ask someone for assistance.

It turned out I was “Home Alone” The family left for their adventures

It is important to let DeafBlind person’s in your household know that you
are leaving the house.

This will reduce the frustration of searching for live human beings!

(My wife gets a reprieve this time…she left for work early)

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:

Texas A&M relief pitcher

(newspaper story)

Texas A&M’s Cason Sherrod Rises Above the Noise

Texas A&M pitcher Cason Sherrod has been one of the Aggies’ most
dependable arms out of the bullpen all year long. The junior from Dallas
has allowed just one home run in 28 appearances and when the Aggies face
Davidson this weekend in  the College Station Super Regional, with a spot
in the College World Series on the line, A&M will depend on Sherrod to help
them get there.

However, getting the Aggies over their super regional hump isn’t the only
adversity Sherrod has overcome. Life has thrown Sherrod a few curve balls;
he’s partially deaf in both ears. But each time life tries to bring him down,
Sherrod has been able to rise above the noise, even if he can’t always hear it.

Note:

a possibility he will be drafted

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Derrick Coleman write up in newspaper

Deaf Falcons player overcomes obstacles to showcase gift

Derrick Coleman, 26, signed with Atlanta as a free agent in March, after
sitting out the entire 2015 season, in part due to a legal case.

full story at:
http://www.wsbtv.com/sports/deaf-falcons-player-overcomes-obstacles-to-showcase-gift/530977656

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— college football player’s difficult choice
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/rodeo-barrel-racing-champion/

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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 – 11 June 2017

DeafDigest Blue – June 11, 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

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

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gossip-arrested-deaf-man/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/few-friendly-food-trucks/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/not-rehire-deaf-man/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-aid-scam/

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

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Deaf Culture Books and Media from Harris Communications

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

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.

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/choir-conductor-is-deaf/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The director of the Organization for the Social
Welfare accused the government of Liberia of
neglecting the needs of the deaf.

Research conducted by scientists at the
Pennsylvania State University said that drinking
a pint of Guinness on a daily basis could
prevent deafness. DeafDigest does not believe it.

Is the Tetteh Ocloo State School, in Ghana, the
largest deaf school on the African continent.
It has over 300 students. Seth Tetteh Ocloo,
by the way, graduated from Gallaudet during
the sixties.

Linda Thibodeau, a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas Advanced Hearing Research Center, said that many people don’t know
about deaf people’s problems with balance
and gait.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel praised Wisconsin for being the pace setter in hiring the deaf and disabled workers as compared to other states.

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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BITTER DEAF MAN CANNOT KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT
A deaf man worked for a long time for a deaf-owned
company.
The company lost its contract with the government
and had to lay off the deaf employee (and also other
hearing employees) in that department.
The deaf employer wanted to rehire him under a
new government contract.
The angry deaf man could not keep his mouth shut
and continued to say bad things about the deaf
employer.
The deaf employer won a new contract. But the
deaf man (because of his bad mouthing) was not
rehired!

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

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Lip reading tale

A hearing man and a deaf man were joking around

The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
Lets’ go to bars

The hearing man actually said, jokingly:
Lets’ go to Mars  (the planet)

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING AID SCAM IN AUSTRALIA
There are complaints that high costs of hearing
aids in Australia are forcing some deaf people
to take a second mortgage on their homes to buy
their own hearing aids.
The government is thinking it is a scam by
hearing aid dealers.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

People have asked me about the “dictionaries” that I often speak about that realtime captioners and court reporters use.

A captioner’s dictionary is not a book where he or she looks up the spellings of words. The dictionary is a computer file in the translation software system that the captioner uses, and it consists of the steno strokes and English definitions of the words that a captioner writes on his or her steno machine.

Many captioners and court reporters begin with a basic translation dictionary when they are in school, and they build it up word by word as they write about new topics. A word’s stroke combination must be defined in the dictionary before it can come up in English during the translation process.

Every new word or name that a captioner encounters must be entered into the dictionary in order for it to translate properly. Because captioners write phonetically, they may have multiple ways of entering the same English word.

For instance, captioners may have many phonetic entries for a word like “cacophony.” They may hear it as ka-kof-o-ny, ko-kauf-a-ny, kau-kauf-ny, ka-kof-ny, or many other ways. A captioner may have to define all of those phonetic pronunciations.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

How many deaf students, those profoundly deaf,
attend colleges and universities in USA?
Many. Now this next question –

How many universities in Ireland have profoundly
deaf students?

According to Mary McAleese, president of Ireland,
just one university student during the past 10
years. Discrimination against the deaf? Yes, says
McAleese, whose younger brother is deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Times have changed at University of Central
Florida?

Flashback – in 1997, much publicized deaf
football player Dwight Collins was recruited
by several big time universities, but chose
University of Central Florida for one reason.
Deaf students told him they were happy with
interpreting services whereas deaf students
at other universities grumbled about
these interpreting services.

Now this – in 2012, there was a big story in the
newspapers about University of Central Florida
being insensitive to the interpreting needs of
deaf students. The students want 24/7 availability
of interpreters and they’re not getting it.

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DeafDigest – 11 June 2017

TERP HARD TIME STOPPING FROM HER LAUGHTER
In a conference, a deaf man talked about problems
he had with another deaf person. The interpreter
had a hard time holding down her laughter because
she knew who that deaf person was.
Unprofessional or just being a human being?

DeafDigest – 09 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 9, 2017

 

— Deaf scared to sign in public in 1936 for an odd reason

For a short time in 1936 Gesture Sign Language was
very popular among hearing people that knew nothing
about ASL. It was called Handies. The deaf people
were afraid to sign in public for that reason –
hearing people seeing the deaf use ASL would think
it is Gesture Sign Language (Handies) and would
ask them for the meaning of that ASL sign! A
Handies picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/gesture-sign-language-or-handies/

 

— business owned by deaf that is now 66 years old

Many businesses don’t last 66 years; yet one business
started by a deaf man is still continuing (though
under different ownership). In 1951 Michael Skropeta,
who is deaf and an accomplished baker, opened
The Cake Box Bakery in Pleasant Hill, California.
In 1968, the business moved to Lafayette, California.
At age of 80, Michael sold his business and retired
because of health issues. Four years later he
passed away. This business continues under
the same name. What this means is that loyal
customers purchasing their baked goods may not
realize the bakery was started by a deaf baker!

 

— most amazing candidate in an upcoming election

Some deaf people run for election for a public
office in an election. A few would win, but most
don’t. Ben Fletcher is amazing – for one
reason – he is deaf-blind. He was hoping
to win election as a Green Party candidate
in Putney, a district in London (UK).

 

 

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

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

6/04/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 08 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 8, 2017

 

— deaf person working near the London terror attack

Everytime there is a big public emergency, we always
wonder about the deaf people at the scene. There was
one – Alexandru Barabasa. He was working at a small
restaurant as the bartender. He was doing restaurant
errands and chores when the London attack took place. 
He caught a glimpse of these terrorists, brandishing
their weapons, but said they didn’t see him. All
of a sudden police officers came to the restaurant,
ordered everyone out and led them to safety. His
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-bartender-near-london-attack/

 

— More on Facebook Live captions

It was mentioned that anyone can caption Facebook
Live if they had proper captioning software. More
likely it will be the bigger (hearing) media
outlets that will do these “perfect” captions
since they have these captioning resources.
What about people at home that want to caption
their Facebook Live videos? If they use these
auto-caption resources, there will be garbling.
If they do the captions themselves, it will
take a lot of time, maybe hours and hours just
to do a few minutes of captions.

 

— FCC says some deaf people still use Model 15 TTY machines

Model 15 TTY machines, already obsolete, was used
by many deaf people during the sixties and seventies.
Nowadays few deaf people use TTYs since we use
the social media and emails for communication
purposes. The FCC just issued an announcement
wanting to make sure that the telephone lines
are still compatible with these old TTY machines!

 

 

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

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

6/04/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 07 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 7, 2017

 

— a simple device for deaf drivers stopped by police

There are several ways for deaf drivers to tell the
police officers of their deafness. Possibly Ronnie
Fulcher, a deaf man from North Carolina, came up
with possibly the best idea. After being stopped
by police few years ago, he thought of a special
device – called Pullover Pal. See the picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/pullover-pal/

 

— 911 dispatch center begs hearing people to leave deaf text 911 alone

A certain emergency dispatch center has asked the public
to use voice 911 and not deaf text 911 in case of
emergencies. This center has been overwhelmed with hearing
people using 911 text for emergencies that they could
easily use voice 911 calls. As a result, deaf people using
this text emergency service encounter delays trying to
get through!

 

— these Facebook Live captions

Facebook has announcced that its video-based Facebook Live
feature will be captioned. Good news – but with a big
question – how good would these captions be? We have seen
automated captions on other vides look bad or look silly
with garbled words. We will have to wait and see.

 

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

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

6/04/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 06 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 6, 2017

 

— interesting background of a deaf police officer

Scott Daily is a police officer with Tarleton
State University in Texas. In a newspaper
interview he revealed his colorful background –
football at Gallaudet, baseball player at
hearing college, rodeo professional bull
rider, construction worker, oil fields worker,
prison officer, on-call police back up with a
county police force, and as a mentor to a
troubled kid from bad family life – this troubled
kid has since become a Criminal Justice
student. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-football-player-becomes-police-officer/

 

— deaf with balance problems

It has been known for years that deaf people
with Spinal Meningitis have balance problems.
They have hard time walking in the dark.
There was a story today of Linda Thibodeau,
a professor at the University of Texas at
Dallas Advanced Hearing Research Center.
She said that deaf people have problems
with balance. She did not mention Spinal
Meningitis. Is she saying that deaf people
without Spinal Meningitis still have
balance problems? Don’t know. We have
deaf dancers and deaf athletes and deaf in
other activities that require good balance.

 

— deaf volunteer fireman denied interpreters twice

A small town deaf volunteer fireman was stopped
by police. He asked for an interpreter. It
wasn’t given to him. He was taken to the county
jail to be booked. Again, no interpreter was
given him. He has been released on his own
recognition but has to formally appear
in the court room in the future. He has already
asked for an interpreter for his court appearance.
Yet this is a worry that an interpreter will not
show up for the third time. DeafDigest worries
that because of the traffic stop incident, and
his demands for an interpreter becoming a
front page newspaper story, he could lose his
job as volunteer fire fighter!

 

 

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

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

6/04/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 5, 2017

— fake bleeps

Deaf people watch a movie. An actor says a
bad word, and the captions say “bleep” –
but are these bleeps fake bleeps? A hearing
person who is an audio specialist said that
many bleeps are missed and are voiced out
and the hearing people hear it. But the
captions still say bleep! This specialist
argues that if there is a voiced bad word,
then the deaf people have the right to have
it captioned. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hating-a-bleep/

 

— choir conductor deaf all his life

Mark Deller is deaf, been deaf all his life. It didn’t
stop him from becoming the conductor of the
Sounds of the Southwest Singers, based in Glendale,
Arizona. Being a deaf conductor is much different from
being a deaf singer. A conductor must make sure
music, played by choir singers is perfect, and that
nothing is out of sync. Yes, he wears hearing aids
in two ears. Impossible job? Don’t say it to his face!

 

— free for blind, but not free for deaf

A school district gave away free laptops for
blind students. The State Human Rights Commission
said it was not right – if the blind are getting
free laptops, then the deaf should be getting
theirs free. As a result, this school district
then gave away free laptops for the deaf. It
could only happen in India!

 

 

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

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

6/04/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 04 June 2017

DeafDigest Gold – June 4, 2017

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Antique Streetshow

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confused-barber/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/demand-and-wait/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf activists in Japan are complaining about slow growth
of text emergency paging services for the deaf.

Fred Jordan, who is deaf, was honored for his 43 years
of service with the professional Mooroolbark Australian
rules football team. He does everything – clubhouse
attendant, setting up the playing lines on the field,
taking care of uniforms and training equipment, supplying
enough water for players, etc. He is at the age of 70
and the team is dreading the day he will retire.

In Great Britain, the Conservative Party spokesperson
told a deaf person that the party has no interest
in developing a resolution that advocates the rights
and the needs of the deaf.

In California, there is a bill that would alert police
officers of the driver’s deafness if he is pulled over.

A team with the Taiwan Yingmi Technology has
developed an app that allows the deaf to communicate
with the hearing. Another sign language app too many?

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DEAF HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WTIH SOME BARBERS
A deaf man with long hair, walks into a
different barber shop. The barber does not
know him.
He gestures to the barber that he wants
his hair cut short.
Barber is confused. Short?  Meaning
cut off almost all of long hair? Or
to cut just a little off the long hair?

This week’s ASL video in youtube
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

TO DEMAND INTERPRETER AND WAIT A LONG TIME
A deaf person demands an interpreter at
a police station.
The interpreter is not available, but
the police officer told him the interpreter
will show up in 2 or 3 hours.
The deaf person is stuck with a choice –
to wait 2 or 3 hours for an interpreter or
to go ahead with pen and pad.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/demand-and-wait/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

My wife’s sister, who is Deaf, asked me “Are you coming to Thousand Islands
with us?”

I said, “What for? There is thousand island in the refrigerator!”

Anyway, the in-laws are Deaf, myself, DeafBlind and my wife hearing, an
interpreter.

We toured the area, went to museums and ate at restaurants.

My wife was our interpreter most of the time.

I need to be communicate tactily while the in-laws “listen in”!

A difficult part was not always getting enough environmental information
inside the museums.

An interesting part of our tour was the long boat ride to Boldt Castle.

We traveled from Canada to USA via boat!

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:

Kennedy Flavin will be an incoming freshman with the
women’s lacrosse team at Westminster College (Utah)

She is deaf

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Halemehi targets 7s spot

HALEMEHI Tuilomania is hoping to secure a spot in the Fiji deaf women’s 7s
team as they prepare for the World Deaf Rugby 7s competition in Sydney
Australia on April next year

“I’ve travelled the world playing for Fiji in the AFL as I am the only
deaf person in our team,” she said.

full story at:
http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=402376

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Deaf Sports Collections update
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This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/gossip-arrested-deaf-man/
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Deaf Culture Books and Media from Harris Communications

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

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
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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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Top stories about the deaf:

Just like the annual Gallaudet Academic Bowl for
deaf high school students, the Deaf Teachers’
Association of Nigeria just sponsored this
type of event. Deaf students from area schools
in Nigeria took part.

Gallaudet researchers have been working on a
program that would help the young deaf children
read books better.

The International Federation of Translators,
an affiliate of the United Nations, includes
sign language interpreters. This agency said
it would help celebrate the International Week of the Deaf due to take place on September 30th.

At the funeral of Long time deaf newspaper vendor Daniel Mundungani was praised by the Zambian District
Commissioner for earning a great living, outlasting
other hearing vendors in the newspaper selling
job.

Tamil Nadu, a state in India, has increased
the percentage of set-asides employment
for the deaf and the disabled in the civil
service sector.

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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 RUMOR FACTORY
A deaf man was arrested. He was with his
deaf friend.
The angry wife told the friend – do not
tell anyone that my husband was arrested.
The deaf friend kept his mouth shut. But
the deaf community knew about it.
The wife warned everyone – do not
tell anyone that my husband was arrested,
and as a result, everyone knew about it?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gossip-arrested-deaf-man/

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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 – 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 “Hot 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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Lip reading tale

Deaf person thought hearing person said:
I like that grew cut

Hearing person actually said:
I like that crew cut

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

FINALLY SOME DEAF FRIENDLY FOOD TRUCKS
What is a Deaf Friendly Food Truck?
There are few trucks that have their
menus listed with #1, #2, #3, #4, etc
dishes.
Very easy for the deaf customer to
show the numbers on his finger for their
food truck menu choice.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/few-friendly-food-trucks/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because it is very important that all caption viewers become advocates for better quality captioning, it is also important for us to understand what kinds of errors are made in realtime captioning.

Sometimes people do not understand how a captioner could have made an error because what came up on the screen seems to be totally different from what was said. They think that the captioner might have misunderstood or misheard what was said. Sometimes they think that the captioner is not very smart.

That may not be the case. What may have happened was a small fingering error by the captioner, and that turned one word into something totally different.

Because the steno keyboard is very different from a computer or typewriter keyboard and because captioners are writing whole words and phrases at the same time, the “typos” that a captioner makes look very different from typos on a traditional QWERTY keyboard.

If a captioner slips with one finger, it may not just change one letter in a word, but it can totally change the word into another word.

Here is an example of a fingering error.

A captioner may have intended to write:
“We will be discussing how to prepare for the financial collapse.”

However, because of a slight misfingering error where the captioner moved his or her right middle finger down slightly, it was transcribed as:
“We will be discussing how to prepare for the financial clans.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A deaf man is employed as a sound recording technician
for the Edinburgh rock band Idlewild. Impossible?
Not impossible according to Craig Howie, a deaf man
of Scotland. He wears two hearing aids, and after studying
music at Lauder College, the band hired him.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Sue Young, a deaf Australian woman, denied her
deafness all her life, resorting to bluffing
to get out of embarrassing social situations.
In school, she would either say yes or no,
in hopes either would be the right answer to
teachers’ questions. Also she would rely on a
best friend to guide her through school, avoiding
“difficult” teachers and taking advantage of
“easy” teachers, etc. She depended on lipreading,
face reading and body language to get by. After
school she became a chef and for a while owned
a commercial kitchen. Unfortunately bluffing could
get her only so far – forcing her to give up her
business. Nowadays, she has owned up to her
deafness and is advising others not to bluff the
way she had been doing.

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DeafDigest – 04 June 2017

TO DEMAND INTERPRETER AND WAIT A LONG TIME
A deaf person demands an interpreter at
a police station.
The interpreter is not available, but
the police officer told him the interpreter
will show up in 2 or 3 hours.
The deaf person is stuck with a choice –
to wait 2 or 3 hours for an interpreter or
to go ahead with pen and pad.

DeafDigest – 02 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 2, 2017

 

— deaf snowball

In New Orleans a popular snowball stand is
Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs. The minority
owner/general manager is Kyle Littlepage.
He is deaf. Helping him out is Kyle’s brother
Cody, who is also deaf. Two other employees
are also deaf. Hearing customers write down
their orders. And they keep on coming.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-run-snowballs-stand/

 

— zero interest in news and politics

A deaf activist posted on the internet her
complaint that deaf people get together
frequently on a social basis – but they
only talk about themselves, and not about
news or politics. Their only interest
is making sure the government continues
with their benefits and that captions and
interpreters are always provided – but
anything else, their interest is zero.

 

— amazing deaf business owner

We have many deaf people that own businesses.
One business owner is amazing. It is a deaf
owner of a convenience store. This store sells
just about everything of convenience – stationery,
mobile accessories, photographic services, copying
services, mobile phone services, recharging of
batteries in addition to shaving cream, razors,
toothpaste, toothbrush, chewing gum, candy, etc.
He communicates with his customers via note pads
plus pointing at posted charts. It is amazing
because it is located in Kashmir, which discriminates
heavily against the deaf. And also amazing because the
deaf owner is just 16 years old!

 

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)
— irony with ASL pioneer
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

DeafDigest – 01 June 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 1, 2017

 

— national deaf TV network comes back

A national deaf TV network is coming back.
To see what it is all about, click on:

And also see the picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/national-deaf-tv-network/

 

— a hearing food truck and the deaf

Many food trucks are not deaf friendly – for
one reason – chefs need to poke their heads
out of the windows to look at the menu item
pointed by the deaf. But are there deaf employees
in the food truck industry? There is one –
in St Augustine, Florida. A hearing owner of
a food truck has hired a deaf woman. He said:

She’s shown a lot of interest and does a
fantastic job

 

— deaf not involved in early intervention for deaf children

The Pennsylvania Society for Advancement of the Deaf
hosted a forum that focused on early intervention
for deaf children. Fingers were pointed at
hearing-run agencies of the deaf, saying deaf
professionals are not asked to be involved
with these early intervention issues! This
is not surprising, by the way.

 

 

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

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

5/28/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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