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DeafDigest – 31 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 31, 2017

 

— USA best in worldwide speed captioning championship

At a recent worldwide competition among speed
captioning (with accuracy), USA swept much of
the honors, beating out competitors from many
other nations. This means our realtime captions
is probably the most accurate in the world.
A picture is at:

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

 

— irony in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas has been praised as a great place
for the deaf. Yet there have been complaints
that Austin town hall meetings that are not
captioned. It was a Texan, President
George H.W. Bush that signed ADA into law.
And current Texas governor Greg Abbott
uses the wheelchair. Austin is the capital
of Texas and should be a pacesetter for
the needs of the deaf and disabled in
the state, beyond the city limits!

 

— a big shock with the Deaflympics

2017 Summer Deaflympics is now history,
and deaf athletes are now focusing on
the 2021 Summer Deaflympics. The big
shock – it is taking place in Dubai!
This nation is the most hated one among
these Middle East nations because of
alleged human rights violations. And
there is another thing – intense heat,
with temperatures capable of reaching
125 degrees.

 

 

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

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

7/30/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 July 2017

DeafDigest Gold – July 30, 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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Employment ads web site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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Old Fogey

Free tickets

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-free-tickets/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/shy-hearing-person-with-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-no-more-coffee/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lbj/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-feel-cold-air/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf members of royal European families 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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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/self-taught-deaf-astronomer/

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Top stories about the deaf:

In Nigeria, approximately 300 angry deaf people
stormed the office of a local government, demanding
to know why their benefits were cut off.
Security people shot their guns in the air to keep them away.

In Vermont, Barb Prine, a lawyer with Vermont Legal Aid’s Disability Rights Project said that her
clients have had problems dealing with
the University of Vermont Medical Center.

In North Carolina, the sheriff’s deputies of
Guilford county are learning sign language
to better communicate with the deaf.

Activists in Guam are complaining that
classroom interpreters are treated as
teachers’ aides – resulting in lower
pay for these sign language skills, and
pushing away future interpreters in
the classrooms.

A South African newspaper praised the
Carlson Rezidor Hotel chain for hiring
the deaf at all of their hotels.

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A SPEECH WITHOUT A PRINTED COPY
In 1966, there was a surprise visitor that came to
the Gallaudet University graduation ceremony.

The surprise visitor was president Lyndon B.
Johnson. No one knew about the visit – not even
the Gallaudet president or the White House.

Johnson arrived at the graduation and immediately
went on the stage to give a speech. After the speech
he left Gallaudet.

Where is the printed copy of his speech? The
Johnson Library archives does not have it. The
Gallaudet archives does not have it.

A big mystery!

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

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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 FEEL COLD AIR DIFFERENTLY FROM HEARING
Do deaf people feel cold air differently
from hearing?

Seems deaf people have to feel the cold
air while hearing people “hear” the cold
air?

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Summer tends to be vacation time for many people.

For us who are DeafBlind this might be difficult in some ways.

We often need SSPs to get around and enjoy ourselves.

There are many camps for DeafBlind people around the globe!

These camps have volunteer SSPs and interpreters for a week in exchange for room and board.

It is also affordable for us DeafBlind to attend these camps.

The camps plan many activities for us to participate in.

Most of the camps operate between June and September.

In USA, many states have camps for DeafBlind people.

Enjoy your 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
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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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

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

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Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 30 July 2017

DeafDigest Blue – July 30, 2017

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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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/deaf-arguing-about-meeting-seats/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/strange-deaf-research/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/fingerspelling/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/unionstation/

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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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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf artist who became a war correspondent http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-rocket-scientist/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Most deaf people of Tanzania do not watch
TV even if their families watch it all the
time. Reason – no interpreters on the screen!
And even if there were captions, many of these
deaf people are illiterate. This matter was
mentioned in a newspaper story.

Do candidates for local district seats
care about education of the deaf? In
Seattle’s District 4, seven candidates
are hoping to win the election. Just one –
Jennifer Crow said deaf education is
a priority with her even though she has
no connections to the deaf. Six other
candidates said nothing about deaf
education.

The Nazionale Sordi, Italy’s national
office for the deaf, has created a
web site that provides complete information
on deafness and of the deaf –
photographs, newspaper articles, multimedia resources, deaf associations and videos in
sign-language.

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are studying the
connection between deafness and dizziness.
Many older deaf people suffer temporary
bouts of extreme dizziness before it goes
away!

The Flagstaff Unified School District
reached a working agreement with the
Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind
on education of deaf students in their
district. Last year the agreement was
revoked.

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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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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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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

VIDEO OF A DYING LANGUAGE
In Great Britain and Scotland, deaf people used fingerspelling
for many years with both hands. This fingerspelling language
is dying because younger people use signs not fingerspelling.

As a result, there is a project right now – to visit older
people in Scotland that continue to use two-hand fingerspelling.

The deaf filmmakers want to video this fingerspelling before
these older people die.

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

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Lip reading tale

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
these people are more

The hearing person actually said:
these people are poor

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

UNION STATION IN WASHINGTON, DC

Union Station is not too far from Gallaudet
University.

This station has a lot of history. Many years ago
Gallaudet students went to the Union Station to take
the trains back to their home towns. There were always
many Gallaudet students at Union Station greeting
each other for the fall semester, and saying farewell
after the spring semester.

Times have changed. Students either fly or drive.
But many deaf people still go to Union Station – because
it has a big Food Court and students always get tired
of college food!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“I think I’ll drop out of school and become a CART provider or realtime
captioner.” Have you ever heard someone say something like this?
People have heard that you don’t need a four-year degree to be a CART
provider or realtime captioner, and they think it is something that they could
achieve without much work or effort.

Realtime captioners use the same skills as court reporters, and what many
people don’t realize is that realtime captioners are actually among the cream
of the crop as far as people using those skills.
Court reporters must learn speed and accuracy on the steno machine, and
they also must have good English grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation skills
and excellent listening skills and hearing.

In addition to possessing those skills of a court reporter, realtime
captioners and CART providers must be able to understand what is said and write
on their steno machine something they know will come up correctly on their
computer screen. If they hear an unusual word or term, they may have

to fingerspell that word or use a synonym in order to convey the proper meaning
of the word. They do not have time to look up words in a dictionary
or to research something online. They are required to have knowledge
about a wide range of topics.

Although formal education may not be required, a lot of practice and
real-world knowledge is necessary to be a good realtime captioner or CART
provider.

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Even though Gary Malkowski, a deaf man, was a one-term
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament, he continues
to be an influence in the province.
He was instrumental in working with two other
complainants with the Human Rights Commission to reach
settlement to have Ontario movie houses install
captions.
Everyone agreed it was a win-win situation; just that
they had to go through the arduous process to achieve
that result.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Among golfers, both deaf and hearing, lost golf balls
are a way of life. One can joke about it or cry about it.
In the case of Scott Phillips, it is not a joke, but for
a different reason. Scott, who became deaf in his twenties,
operates his Premier Lake Balls business in Hartlepool,
County Durham in England. These resold golf balls
means approximately one million dollars per year in sales!
He has seven divers working for him, looking for these
lost golf balls in lakes.

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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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Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 28 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 28, 2017

— a problem deaf person in the court room

A deaf person, in Canada, has become a big
problem in the court room. He constantly
challenged the judge on his rulings,
made frequent requests for court case
postponements, disagreed with the advice
of his attorney, saying he needed another
attorney in order to get a second opinion,
claimned that the court room ASL interpreters
were not qualified, claimed he has medical
conditions that may tire him out if the
case dragged on too long, etc, etc.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/problem-deaf-man/

 

— a possible illegal bid to host next Deaflympics

According to a source, the Deaflympics group received
three bids to host the next Summer Deaflympics.
A Los Angeles group was one of the three bidders.
Illegal? Well, per procedure, all bids must be
approved by the nation’s own deaf athletic
federation. The Los Angeles bidder never got
permission nor approval from the US Deaf Sports
Federation! Just stay tuned.

 

— a reason for deafness symbol on Florida drivers’ licenses

The obvious reason for the deafness symbol on
Florida drivers’ licenses is to tell the
cops of this fact during traffic stops.
But there is another reason – in case of
medical emergencies, the first responders
would see the deafness symbol and realize
that an interpreter is needed.

 

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

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

7/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 27, 2017

— two scammers caught in the act by police

Two hearing scammers stole money from a deaf man
for several months. The deaf man, tired of
being scammed, finally told the police about
it. Take a look at the picture:

http://deafdigest.com/caught-in-the-act/

 

— ADA is not a miracle

ADA is not a miracle. Yes, ADA is supposed to
give deaf people equal access (employment,
education, captions, interpreters, etc) but
we continue to have many ADA lawsuits.

 

— abusive sign language

There was a story in a Japanese newspaper
about an abusive hearing boss that knows
Japanese Sign Language. A deaf man works
for him. And when the deaf man makes
mistakes in his job, the angry boss
would use sign language for “lousy”
or “please quit your job”, etc. It is
sad.

 

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

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

7/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 26, 2017

 

— sign language music machine

An invention is coming up in Japan. A juke box
is connected to a machine that makes drinks
(both soft and hard). If music is great, the
drink is great. If music is bad, the drink
is bitter. This is for the hearing people.
What about the deaf? The inventors said:

It gives the deaf a way to enjoy music

Not exactly sure what this means. Sign
language gestures producing sweet and
bitter drinks depending on the music?
Just have to wait until the machine hits
the market place. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sign-language-drink-machine/

 

— hospital advocate for the deaf

A hospital has just hired a deaf person as
advocate for deaf patients. Sorry, this
hospital is not in USA, but in Canada –
the Health Sciences North in Sudbury,
Ontario. If Canada could hire a Hospital
Deaf Advocate, then American hospitals
could also do the same!

 

— the deaf as an airline passenger

Airlines (Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, etc)
do not permit deaf passengers to sit in the exit
rows due to emergency issues. If a deaf person
is “accidentally” placed in the exit row,
he will be moved to a different row. Even
hard of hearing passengers cannot sit in
the exit rows either. This topic was posted
in a facebook page.

 

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

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

7/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 25, 2017

— forced to remove CI’s

A ten-year old deaf girl, playing in a softball
tournament, was ordered by the umpire to
remove her CI’s. The opposing coach, angry
that the deaf girl was a much better player
than his players, told the umpire that her
CI’s gave her an unfair advantage. When
the deaf girl’s coach protested, the
umpire simply told the girl to use ASL.
The deaf girl, an oralist, knows no ASL!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/forced-to-remove-ci/

 

— Game of Thrones not friends of the deaf

The popular game – Game of Thrones has no
captions, placing deaf gamers at a
disadvantage. This game involves nearly
two million participants yet the game
programmers would not think of captions.
Very discouraging.

 

— media problems at the Deaflympics

If you are not getting too much information
and updates with the Deaflympics in Turkey
there may be a big reason for it. Said
a media official:

too much Deaflympics bureaucracy and
inconsistent media policy

 

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

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

7/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 24 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 24, 2017

— a walking pizza delivery

Benjamin Houston, who is deaf, is a Domino pizza
delivery driver in Flint, Michigan. On one run,
his car broke down, about a mile from his customer’s
house. He then walked to the customer’s house to
complete the delivery. His boss wasn’t too happy
about it because it was a dangerous area for him
to make the long walk. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/car-broke-down-during-delivery-run/

 

— unusual street sign about the deaf

In Nova Scotia, there is a yellow street sign
that says “Deaf Adult Area”! It was spotted by
Ben Harucki, who was on vacation in the
area with his wife. He was not able to
take a picture because he was in a moving
car. Anyway we do see many “Deaf Child”
street signs but certainly not these
“Deaf Adult Area” signs.

 

— a bad deaf comment on a TV program

EastEnders is a popular Soap Opera TV program
in Great Britian. It was mentioned in a web
posting with a bad deaf comment. Character
Ben played a deaf role. He was confronted
by a bad guy who wanted to fight him. Ben
said “As long as I suddenly go deaf and
stupid, it is ok.” Why would the
script mention deafness because Ben was
already deaf to begin with?

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— ice cream truck vendor
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

7/23/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 23 July 2017

DeafDigest Gold – July 23, 2017
Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday
America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
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Old Fogey
Tightrope Walkers
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— The Big Contradiction
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list of upcoming Deaf National Events
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:
Because of lack of interpreters, the deaf of
New Zealand are left out of hearing election
events,  such as meeting the candidates. As a
result, he deaf host their own election events.
Still – the result is the same – needing to pay
for interpreter to interpret for invited
candidates!
A group of MP’s in Australia have been talking
about introducing a bill to require captioning of
Parliament proceedings.
Ofcom (Great Britain’s “FCC”) has required a percentage
of programs to be captioned. This percentage will
increase by requiring captions on cable channels
which is not part of normal TV channel line ups.
In Pakistan, a dispute over the results of a
national deaf organization election required
a ruling from a judge. The judge then banned
future activities pending further investigation.
Going on right now is the Toronto Silent Voice
Sign Language Summer program. Mingling together
at the camp are deaf children and hearing
siblings of the deaf trying to learn sign
language to help communicate better.
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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
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening
devices we offer, email:
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
HARD TO READ HEARING FACES
Is it hard to read a hearing face? A hearing person
may be a snob, or very talkative or something.
A deaf person may often misread the hearing face
not knowing who he really is.
That hearing person may be really very shy and
other hearing people knows that, yet deaf person
did not realize it!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
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NO TO MORE COFFEE
At a restaurant, a waiter offered to pour more coffee
for a deaf patron.
The deaf patron had too much coffee and shook his head
“no” but the hearing waitress still poured more coffee.
Does the hearing waitress not understand head shaking
for no?
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Travel time!
Looking back at my travel solo.
I once flew to the Dominican Republic to vacation
for a week.
I was to meet my daughter at the airport upon arrival.
Anyway, when I landed at the Dominican Republic airport,
I waited for an assistance.
The airline staff tried to communicate with me in finger
spelling!
She asked if I can communicate in Spanish!  I said no.
The person who assisted me out of the airport knew
no English!
So she guided me through customs, and needed to fill
out a brief form.
Since we couldn’t communicate, she brought the blank form
to the customs officer.
She told the officer about me and gave him the blank
form.  He let me go through.
Interesting when you travel to foreign places and not
able to communicate!
Hey, I returned home in one piece!
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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Top stories about the deaf:
Howard Gorrell is at Turkey, involved with the
Deaflympics. This is his 12th such involvement
over the years – as athlete, as coach and as
official.
Deaf people of Manchester, Great Britain
are no longer able to obtain free bus
passes. Funding issues is the reason for
the termination of the free bus pass
program.
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed into
law the Text-to-911 bill that provides
sweeping changes in the way the deaf people
would be able to access emergency services
via text.
Chutima Netsuriwong, Thailand and Eric Alcantara
Pascua, Spain won Miss Deaf World and Mr Deaf
World respectively at the pageant in Prague,
The Czech Republic.
Famed deaf Ultimate Fighter Matt Hamill was
the featured speaker at an event in Onieda, NY
that celebrated the passing of the ADA as the
new law 27 years ago.
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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A DEAF SEATING ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE
Sometimes deaf leaders, before a big deaf meeting
starts, would argue about where to pick seats around
a large conference table.
Do they seat next to the organization president?
Or do they seat across the organization president?
Or do they seat away from their enemies? Etc, Etc.
Hearing people also argue about seating. The same as
with the deaf!
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A deaf person thought a hearing person said:
This is the some of all parts
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
Some research assignments are strange. In India, the
Defense Research and Development Organization is supposed
to research better ways to make the Army stronger (weapons,
missiles, computer technology, etc).
Well, the government of India told this agency to do
a strange research.
What was that research? To find ways to make CI cheaper
for the deaf!
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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:
   Could a deaf person raise a child?
Of course, they can.
   Yet, a social worker in Connecticut
tried to terminate the rights of a
deaf father to raise his son.
   Judge Francis J. Foley III, of
the state Superior Court intervened and
scolded the social worker for withholding
deaf father’s accomplishments while in
therapy.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Going on right now is the World Deaf Athletics Championships
at Toronto. And reports are that this event is not doing very
well; sparse turnout at track events, and at evening social
events. And making it worse was that a famous Canadian singer
sang songs without interpreters. An angry American person
stood up and said “boo” for that reason. And that the bored
deaf people in audience turned to their iPads to play games
instead of watching the entertainment on stage!
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DeafDigest – 23 July 2017

NO TO MORE COFFEE
At a restaurant, a waiter offered to pour more coffee
for a deaf patron.
The deaf patron had too much coffee and shook his head
“no” but the hearing waitress still poured more coffee.
Does the hearing waitress not understand head shaking
for no?

DeafDigest – 21 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 21, 2017

 

— ugly deaf incident in China

Jennifer McLean, who is deaf and is a teacher in Zhengzhou,China,
took a cab ride to her residence. The fare was the Chinese
equivalent of $10.00. She gave the driver the same equivalent
of $15.00 and expected change from him. The driver refused to
give her the change – which led to an argument. The driver
physically roughed up the deaf woman. Her hearing son, seeing
the whole thing from the residence, rushed to her defense,
roughing up the driver. The police arrested the son. It took
place last month, and he is still in jail, unable to pay the
$14,800 fine, which was reduced to $8,900.
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/an-incident-in-china/

 

— ASL in an upcoming movie

A new movie coming up this fall is “The Shape of Water’
and ASL plays a big part in it. Unfortunately it is
another movie where a fake-deaf actress plays a
deaf role. Why another fake-deaf casting role?
The director is Guillermo del Toro; the production
company is Bull Productions. Should we
just enjoy the movie, happy that ASL has a big
role – or getting angry at the director and the
production company for casting a hearing
actress in a fake-deaf role?

 

— a day with a CART operator

There was a story about a CART operator
in Portland, Oregon. On a typical day,
she works out of her CART office, logging
on a web site to deliver CART services for
her deaf clients from New Mexico and
Washington, DC. She said some of her
clients have been with her for as long
as ten years and they develop a great
business relationship despite never
meeting each other in person! Her
services cover classrooms, medical
appointments, court cases, attorney’s
offices, conferences, legislative
sessions and business meetings. All
in a day’s work!

 

 

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

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

7/16/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 20 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 20, 2017

 

— great honor for a street artist

Street artists sell their pieces of art at tourist sites.
We do not know how many of these street artists are deaf,
but there is one at Suffolk, Virginia – Hank Pugh, who
hoped to study art at Gallaudet but struggled with
academics. Anyway he has been given recognition with
his own one-man show at the Suffolk Art Gallery.
Tourists can look at his many drawings and paintings.
One such painting is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hank-pugh-painting/

 

 

— always problems at Deaflympics

2017 Summer Deaflympics is going on right now at Turkey
and already there is a problem. Ghana is broke and cannot
afford to pay for airfare for its group of athletes.
The athletes already have visas but no airfare money.

 

— designing a sign language app

How could a sign language app be designed when there
are so many different national dialects? A developer,
not deaf, said that it requires a team effort from
sign language experts to agree on the most commonly
used signs that people of all dialects can easily
understand.

 

 

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

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

7/16/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 19 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 19, 2017

 

— hearing parents want to sign; deaf child says no!

To sign or not to sign is always controversial – often
among hearing parents of the deaf – but there is a
twist. There was a story today that the family wanted
to learn signs to communicate with their deaf child.
The twist is that the deaf child refuses to use
sign language! Said a parent:

If the only deaf person in the family doesn’t want to
sign, I don’t see a lot of benefit to spending a lot
of time with it.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/to-sign-or-not-to-sign/

 

— an irony with the hearing

A deaf husband was with his hearing wife while
mingling with the hearing at an event. They were
communicating in sign language. Hearing people
at the event, for some reason, thought the deaf
husband was hearing – and that the hearing
wife was deaf. The hearing wife did mingle a
bit with the hearing yet they were still
confused.

 

— United Airlines flight attendant

On international flights, the United Airlines
has a flight attendant that knows sign language
and loves the chat with the deaf. A deaf couple
was on one international flight, and the fellow
attendants told that sign-language attendant
about it. The flight attendant just could not
help the deaf couple at all during the flight
even if he wanted to do so. He was assigned to
the First Class section and the deaf couple
sat in the regular section. The United Airlines
would not allow attendants to switch assignments.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— famous deaf artist for nothing
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

7/16/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 18 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 18, 2017

— fans angry over an ugly incident

Paul Cashion, who is deaf, was a participant
on the Australian Ninja Warrior program. On one
course, his foot touched the water and he
would have been disqualified. No one told him
he was disqualified and he continued to
compete. He did not see the waving of his
step son, telling him he was out of the
contest! Fans were not too happy about it.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-australian-ninja/

 

— finally for a deaf person

Candice Lureman, who is deaf, wanted to be a truck driver.
She had no luck finding truck driving jobs. Employers
did not directly tell her that the deaf cannot drive
trucks but found excuses why she cannot get a job.
Finally she found a truck driving job – after
3,500 job applications! It did not happen in USA,
but in Brisbane, Australia. Many deaf people give
up after maybe 20-30 rejections, but not her.

 

— live (realtime) captioning or near-live captioning

We know what is closed captioning. We also know
what is live (realtime) captioning. But do we
know exactly what is near-live captioning?
Is it a new definition? Well, FCC describes
near-live captioning as TV programs that are
broadcast less than 24 hours after it was taped.
A perfet example are late-night talk shows.
Closed captioning, realtime captioning, near
live captioning – no matter, we want perfect
captions!

 

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

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

7/16/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 17 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 17, 2017

— seized police cash helping the deaf

In drug arrests, police would seize cash
held by pushers. Where does the cash
go to? In the case of North Wales Police,
it becomes a grant to help an agency
serving the deaf! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-hero-and-the-cash/

 

— comparing hearing patrons

There are many all-deaf staff in small restaurants
and cafes in Asia; not that too many, if any in
USA. Why? The owner of an all-deaf restaurant
in Asia said:

Guests here are really tolerant, no matter if it takes time to communicate with deaf waiters

The owner is implying that hearing patrons
in USA is not so patient with deaf waiters!

 

— Marlee Matlin accomplishes a special honor

Marlee Matlin has accomplished a special
honor, joining the Battle of the Network Stars TV program. It features fake-TV-attorneys
versus fake-White-House-staffers. Her
special honor is that she once played
a fake-TV-attorney role and also
a fake-White House staffer role.
Not too many actors, if any, have
achieved this special accomplishment!

 

 

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

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

7/16/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 16 July 2017

DeafDigest Gold – July 16, 2017

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Deaf Tags

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/iphone-walkmeter/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dog-describe-phone-message/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bartender-grabbing-remote/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
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Top stories about the deaf:

In Florida, “deaf child” street signs are not available
according to county and state agencies, and that it
was up to private donors to erect such signs!

A deaf man in Nigeria was employed as a security
guard. Discrimination against the deaf is pretty
much bad in Africa, but it did not prevent this
deaf man from getting that job. Good news sometimes
become bad news – he was arrested on charges of
drug trafficking and sentenced to five years
in prison.

The Disability Rights Florida reached settlement
with the Florida Department of Corrections
regarding ADA violations with deaf prisoners
over the years.

A big story on the BBC TV program in Wales was the long-time efforts of Jack Griffiths
who wanted employment in the construction field
but no one wanted to hire him because of his
deafness. After a long time, one construction
company decided to hire him – and everyone is
happy.

A review of Palace Hotel Zagreb in Croatia said
that the hotel is practically the best in all
categories – except for one thing – no
accommodations for the deaf!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF WOMAN DESCRIBING HER DOG
A deaf woman walks her dog every day
and she is tired of hearing people coming
to her, asking questions about the pet.
She posted a message on her iPhone –
explaining the breed name, the age and
the name of the dog.
When a hearing person comes to her
asking about the dog, she will show
iPhone message. It works all the time!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dog-describe-phone-message/

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BARTENDER PROBLEM WITH CAPTIONS
A deaf person entered the bar, ordered
his drink and asked the bartender to
turn on the captions.
The bartender struggled with the
remote and failed to turn on the captions.
The deaf person offered to turn on
the captions with the remote.
The bartender gave the deaf person
the remote. The deaf person looked at
the remote and found the “cc” button.
He was ready to push the button.
Suddenly the bartender grabbed
the remote before captions could be
turned on.
Why?

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Important advocacy is in the works here in Vermont!

I have been meeting with a few people to discuss needs for DeafBlind
consumers.

Summer is here but work needs to be done!  SSP services are on the top of
the list.

In order to get funding from the State, we need to advocate with specific
departments.

The budget proposals need to be submitted to the Governor’s office by late
August.

If the State department or Governor’s office doesn’t put funding for SSPs in
the budget,

then I need to switch gears!

I need to prepare for the legislature to return in January-another option
for getting funding for SSP services.

Important tasks need to be done to get this done!

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:

summer league baseball player

Danton Hyman, Legally Deaf, Overcomes Odds to Become Two-Time All-Star

After being born legally deaf, Woodstock River Bandits outfielder Danton
Hyman started wearing hearing aids at the age of two, but that’s never
affected his passion for baseball.

full story at:
http://pointstreaksites.com/view/valleyleaguebaseball/news-652/news_489608

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Virender Singh is an elite wrestler in India
among hearing wrestlers. Unfortunately he
has been discriminated by the national
wrestling federation, urging him to wrestle
only with the deaf!

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Deaf Sports Collections update
— national deaf basketball tournament near-boycott
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DeafDigest – 16 July 2017

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Top stories about the deaf:

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York)
conducted a research into CI surgical
procedures – and said there is no such
a thing as a CI breakthrough. It said
that CI surgeons very with the way they
do implants, and the word “breakthrough”
is misleading!

Not every deaf student in a medical school
wants to become a physician. Kristin Ates,
who is deaf, attended two years as a student at Medical College of Georgia. She is now
attending Augusta University, with her
goal of becoming a physician scientist.
She wants to specialize in the studying
of genetical diseases. There was a write
up in a newspaper about her deafness and
her goals.

An advocate for rights of the deaf prisoners
said it is the outdated technology that leads
to ADA-related lawsuits. An example is the
Model 15 TTY machine, where practically no
one uses it!

At the Museums Association Conference & Exhibition
that took place at Manchester, UK, one of
the topics was how the deaf patrons help the
museums re-interpret the painting designs.

Mission Employable is a TV program in Great
Britain, featured twice a week. Kym Clearie,
who is deaf, interviews people that work
at all types of jobs. She uses sign
language accompanied by voice carry overs.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING DINNER WITH FEW DEAF GUESTS
A hearing dinner had two deaf guests.
The dining table was crowded with hearing
guests, so two deaf guests sat opposite
each other at end of table.
Some of the hearing guests hate each
other; they feud with each other.
A hearing guest, not involved with the
feuding, would catch these sarcastic
comments, certain words, etc.
A deaf guest would not know since
these hearing people smile with each
other – smiles covering up these feuds!

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

A hearing person told a deaf person:
I am from Bedford

The deaf person is in a doubt

Did hearing person actually say Bedford, or
did he say Medford, two different towns!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY A JOKE
A Coda was graduating from a high school.
The Coda wanted to make sure that her large
deaf family (parents, grandparents, deaf friends,
etc) had full accessibility (interpreters and
captions on screen).
The high school administration told the
Coda everything is being taken care of.
A big joke. The interpreter was at the
deaf-only section – but all of the hearing
people grabbed these seats since it was
first-come, first-served basis. They would
not listen to interpreter that tried to
explain it was for deaf only.
And the screen was not captioned. It
became a big joke.

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

Do you ever hit the wrong key when you are typing? No matter how skilled and talented a broadcast captioner or CART captioner may be, there are going to be times when he or she will make mistakes.

For people who rely on realtime captioning, it is important to understand what kinds of errors might be made so that one can “read through” the errors without losing the meaning or context of what is being said.

We have all probably typed “teh” for the word “the.” Just as on the computer keyboard, certain types of errors are more likely to be made on the steno keyboard. The more familiar with realtime captioning someone becomes, the easier it is for you to figure out what the mistake was and to simply read through it.

One type of error that people do not make on the computer keyboard but is very common for stenocaptioners is something called a stacking error. Stacking is caused by one hand moving down for a new stroke before the other hand comes all the way up or the keys don’t completely release from the previous stroke.

One example of a stacking mistake would be strokes like WAPBT/-D/A. Those are three separate strokes on the steno keyboard that should translate as the words “wanted a.” Occasionally the “-D” and “A” could end up in the same stroke. Instead of translating “wanted a,” it would then translate as either “want ad” or “want add,” depending on the stenocaptioner’s theory of shorthand. If you saw “He want add promotion on his job,” it probably should have been “He wanted a promotion on his job.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Our words “deafhood” and “audism” did not make
the cut this year with the Merriam-Webster wordsmiths.
This group agreed to admit 100 new words in an
announcement made this week.
Who knows – perhaps wordsmiths at competing
dictionaries would look favorably on both words and
admit both sometime soon?
Or perhaps, it is a matter of waiting till
next year. And next year. Continuously?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

An interpreter was written up in a newspaper story,
saying that he never speaks for himself in the
court room. He also said he is not supposed to exist
except to relay communications between the court and
the defendant. Most important of all, interpreters are
not attorneys and are not supposed to give legal advice
nor explain possible outcomes in these court cases.

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DeafDigest – 16 July 2017

DEAF WOMAN DESCRIBING HER DOG
A deaf woman walks her dog every day
and she is tired of hearing people coming
to her, asking questions about the pet.
She posted a message on her iPhone –
explaining the breed name, the age and
the name of the dog.
When a hearing person comes to her
asking about the dog, she will show
iPhone message. It works all the time!

DeafDigest – 15 July 2017

HEARING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY A JOKE
A Coda was graduating from a high school.
The Coda wanted to make sure that her large
deaf family (parents, grandparents, deaf friends,
etc) had full accessibility (interpreters and
captions on screen).
The high school administration told the
Coda everything is being taken care of.
A big joke. The interpreter was at the
deaf-only section – but all of the hearing
people grabbed these seats since it was
first-come, first-served basis. They would
not listen to interpreter that tried to
explain it was for deaf only.
And the screen was not captioned. It
became a big joke.

DeafDigest – 15 July 2017

HEARING DINNER WITH FEW DEAF GUESTS
A hearing dinner had two deaf guests.
The dining table was crowded with hearing
guests, so two deaf guests sat opposite
each other at end of table.
Some of the hearing guests hate each
other; they feud with each other.
A hearing guest, not involved with the
feuding, would catch these sarcastic
comments, certain words, etc.
A deaf guest would not know since
these hearing people smile with each
other – smiles covering up these feuds!

DeafDigest – 14 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 14, 2017

— interesting comment by Deaf West artistic director David Kurs

We have two big deaf-run theatrical companies in USA – Deaf West
and National Theatre of the Deaf. Both companies deal with
discrimination – meaning frustrated deaf actors that lose
deaf roles to these fake-deaf actors. Deaf West artistic
director David Kurs, who is deaf, made an interesting
comment in an email interview. He said that hearing directors
are aware of skills and abilities of talented deaf actors
but just do not want to hire them for deaf-roles, preferring
fake-deaf actors. These directors feel that deaf actors
should be “happy” to have opportunities with a deaf-run
theatrical company! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-west-artistic-director/

 

— Readers’ Digest article about sign language

When deaf people sign, they don’t think grammar. It, in
fact, is thrown out of the window! Instead they rely
on facial expressions, head movements and even moving
of the eyes – as well as body language. People who
try to follow grammatical rules in sign language are
simply lost! This was one of the articles in the
Readers’ Digest.

 

— deaf kids in public schools

Let us take Colorado as a typical state. Exactly
what does mainstreaming mean? For some districts
in Colorado, all deaf students are housed in
one building, whereas in other districts,
deaf students are scattered everywhere.
Which is better? The more deaf students
the better social opportunities are for
them. But no one likes to take long
bus rides to a single deaf building in
the district!

 

 

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— special travel tour for deaf
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DeafDigest – 13 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 13, 2017

 

— deaf contestant disqualified in a strange way

Gerard Croese, the Mr. Deaf South Africa, was
enroute to Prague, The Czech Republic to compete
in the Mr and Miss Deaf World pageant. He
was disqualified – beecause the airport lost his
baggage! All of his contest clothes were in
the lost baggage and he couldn’t compete with
regular clothes. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/lost-baggage-leads-to-disqualification/

 

— a tweet that is shocking

A criminal case took place in a low-population
state, involving a deaf person. The county
sheriff’s office posted a tweet that said:

The county sheriff’s office is looking
for someone that knows American Sign
Language and lives locally in the
county seat area to be available in the
event we need this service in the near
future. If interested contact the county
sheriff.

 

Sheriff knowing nothing about
certified interpreters and thinking
that any hearing that knows ASL can
interpret? Really very shocking!

 

— a comment by a physician with a hearing loss

The New York Times ran a story on disabled
physicians. It mentioned Dr. C. Lee Cohen,
who has a hearing loss. She said:

I’m better at communicating with older
patients who have hearing loss

 

Does she know ASL? Probably not as the
story said nothing about sign language.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Coast Guard Auxilary
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DeafDigest – 12 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 12, 2017

 

— brain implant? Not a joke

Brain implant a joke? Well, the US military is
spending $65 million for research into brain
implants. One of the possibilites of such
a brain implant would be helping the deaf to
hear! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-deaf-brain/

 

— a confusing Russian story

A short Russian story today said:

Mobile operator Tele2 Russia has launched a new tariff for
users with impaired hearing. The tariff was developed in
cooperation with the Moscow branch of the Federal Association
of the Deaf and includes mobile internet and SMS bundles
for low rates.

Tariff? It is a tax on top of the cost of a product
or a service. Is it saying that the deaf Russians
pay more to use their cell phones? This makes the
story so confusing and the wording makes no sense!

 

— a concern with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) suspended
its National Interpreter Certification plans way back
nearly two years ago. Since then, no word from RID
on reinstating its certification plans. What this
means that new interpreters, and those with lapsed
certificates, are not able to get certificates.
This does not look good for us, because we do not want
to be stuck with interpreters that struggle with
signing and reading signs. DeafDigest editor has been
burned too many times by some interpreters that
really do not sign nor read signs that well!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a comment by anti-closed captions person
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

 

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DeafDigest – 11 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 11, 2017

 

— a big embarrassment in Ohio

Ohio is an important state – with major cities in
Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus. It became a state
in 1803. The state Constitution has these words –
deaf and dumb. The embarrassed state legislators
has proposed letting voters approve the changes
to the constitution. Hope the voters will make
these changes. Do keep in mind legendary
baseball player Dummy Hoy was born in Ohio.
Dummy is the wrong nickname, by the way!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/the-famous-last-picture/

 

— 25 percent of people avoid the deaf

A service agency serving the deaf conducted
a survey – and learned that approximately
25 percent of the hearing people avoid the
deaf in every which way possible! Is this
survey valid? 2,000 hearing people were
asked questions about the deaf, and 500
of them said they avoid the deaf. Is
2.000 too small or enough for a survey?

 

— a screaming 2-year old child

A 2-year old child lives with his family in a
small Kentucky town. Late at night while the
family was sleeping, this 2-year old child
started screaming. His father looked around
trying to find out why the child was screaming.
The house was on fire, and the 2-year old
child smelled the smoke. The family was saved.
This 2-year old child is deaf!

 

 

 

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

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

7/09/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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— jobs for strong and young deaf people

Younger deaf people, especially those that live
in the Washington, DC-Virginia-Maryland
areas, are needed for handyman services.
Do click on:

http://www.silentlabors.com/odd-jobs

DeafDigest – 10 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 10, 2017

 

— a funny TV commercial had something unusual

We watch TV and laugh at these Progressive Insurance
commercials. The funny-looking lady has been acting
in these commercials for years. Only just recently
she did something different. She jumped around,
flashing these double-ILY signs. Yes, there are
famous people that flash these ILY signs but
only with one hand. That Progressive woman used
both hands – hence the double-ILY signs! First
time on TV? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/progressive-tv-model/

 

— Delhi University thinks deaf people can’t talk

Delhi University, in India, probably thinks deaf
people cannot talk. We have many deaf people with
good speech, as well as deaf people with no
speech skills. Anyway, this university is
making a change:

old:
deaf and dumb

new:
hearing and speech impaired

why not just one word – deaf?

 

 

— good news from FCC

Good news from FCC. For years FCC has been
cutting the rates that deaf relay providers
been getting for their services. It has forced
many deaf relay providers to close up for good.
But the lastest FCC decision is a good one –
providing reasonable reimbursement rates
for video relay providers. Yes, exactly
what is reasonable – but at least it
is a step in the right direction.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— long wait for nothing
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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DeafDigest – 09 July 2017

DeafDigest Gold – July 9, 2017
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Top stories about the deaf:
The new president of the National Cued Speech Association
is Anne Huffman.
Hate speech against the deaf has become a worsening
problem in Great Britain. This issue was brought up
by a British blogger.
New Jersey School for the Deaf (NJSD) is in the backyard
of the Trenton Public Schools (TPS), even though both
schools are separate and apart. Anyway six local
NJSD students have not been getting required services
from TPS (occupational therapy and physical therapy).
As a result the state Office of Special Education
is investigating TPS for that reason.
Drone and drone! the University of Alabama in Huntsville
conducted a class in drones (and droids) for students
from southern schools for the deaf.
The Brookdale Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY said
that while they have few deaf patients, they want
to expand their services in order to treat
a higher number of these patients.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
BAD SITUATION AT FAST FOOD DRIVE IN KIOSK
    A deaf person was riding in a car with
a hearing person. Both were hungry so
decided to drive to a fast food place
and order through a voice kiosk.
    Suddenly the hearing person had to
go to the rest room. He quickly jumped
out of the car to run to inside
restroom.
    The deaf person was stuck alone
at the voice kiosk. Of course he
wasn’t happy about it and scolded
his hearing friend!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)
Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
10,000 STEPS RULE ON I-PHONE
    iPhone has an app that helps count
10,000 steps per day for users that want to
exercise and keep their weight down.
    It may be funny! A deaf person was
communicating in ASL all morning with
her family and then went out for her walk.
    She looked at the walk-counter and it
already showed over 10,000 steps and she
wasn’t even walking, except in her house.
    It was realized that the iPhone confused
ASL movement of hands with walking on the
streets!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Transportation services
In Vermont we don’t have SSP services yet.
I use the transportation services of a local transportation agency.
They have volunteer drivers to transport me to my medical appointments.
The agency doesn’t assign the same driver each time.
Recently, a newly driver picked me up for my appointment.
When I arrived at my designation, the driver followed me in.
I met with an interpreter in the lobby.
The driver asked if it was okay to touch me.
I said “Yes, that is fine when you want to communicate with me”.
After my appointment, I was back in the car. I gave him a thumb’s up.
He grabbed my hand and placed it on his hand and he did a thumb’s up!
Funny how people try to communicate or interact with DeafBlind people!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:
Danton Hyman, rising junior, hit .349 (67-for-192)
for the Newberry College baseball team. He also
drove in 25 runs.
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Deaf Elite Athletes:
Scott Dotson, who is deaf, is a pro wrestler,
wrestling at small arenas in West Virginia.
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DeafDigest – 09 July 2017

DeafDigest Blue – July 9, 2017
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Top stories about the deaf:
Two World Federation of the Deaf board members
gave a presentation in Japan on how to convert
legislative matters into international sign language.
A software company has promised captioning with
streaming sports news. It says there is no delay
with captions. That company did not say if
it is automated captions or if it is done
by real-time captioners.
An investment  scam has taken place in Hong Kong,
costing over 40 deaf people their savings
accounts. Authorities are looking into it.
Warburtons, a British baking company, was
fined nearly 2 mil pounds for not following
machine safety procedures. Deaf employee
Wayne Thorpe was cleaning the machine
when he fell down inside and was trapped,
unable to get out for nearly half hour.
Tragically he passed away two weeks
later because of a different medical
condition, nothing to do with his fall.
Nancylynn Ward has become the first
deaf superintendent of the Tennessee
School for the Deaf. She also will
oversee the West Tennessee School
for the Deaf in Jackson. The main
campus is in Knoxville.
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SICK AND TIRED OF THIS CI QUESTION
    A hearing stranger talks to a deaf person.
The deaf person tells the stranger he is deaf.
    The stranger immediately asks the deaf person
if he has a CI.
    The deaf person says no. The hearing stranger
scolds the deaf person for not having a CI.
    This hearing person has the big nerve to
ask this question!
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Lip reading tale
a hearing electrical engineer was discussing a technical
matter with a deaf electrical engineer
The deaf engineer thought hearing engineer said:
This is where I want the shut to be put in
The hearing engineer actually said:
This is where I want the shunt to be put in
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
MCDONALD’S EMPLOYEES AT DRIVE-IN KIOSKS
    Many deaf people complain about discrimination
at fast food drive in kiosks. They cannot use
voice for their hamburger orders.
    Hopefully this may change. There have been
McDonald’s employees at drive in kiosks,
taking orders in person instead of using
voice on kiosks.
    Maybe it is a way for McDonald’s to avoid
ADA lawsuits with deaf customers?
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
We have been looking at how stenocaptioners use their
right hand for final consonant sounds.  One of the
most used fingers is the captioner’s pinky finger.
There are actually four keys that the right pinky
finger must depress.  Those are the letters T, S, D,
and Z.
Some  captioners use the S to denote plurals, while
others use the Z.  Whichever key the captioner uses
to indicate that a word is a plural, it is depressed
with that finger.  Although errors with words that are
plural can be  some of the easiest to read through,
they are also some of the most common stenocaptioning
errors that you will see.  A slip of the pinky  finger
can change a word from singular to plural and vice versa
Some examples of this would be:
– The ship were scheduled for deployment.
– The kids was playing at the playground.
– He saw the bird that were swooping down.
These should be read as:
– The ships were scheduled for deployment.
– The kid was playing at the playground.
– He saw the birds that were swooping down.
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    A deaf character written out of the script? It is happening
in the “Bionic Woman” upcoming TV series. And it is so
disappointing to all of us that watch this program.
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How does one get interested in interpreting for
the deaf? Some are Codas; some are sign language
students; some have friends or family members
that are deaf; some work with deaf, and so on.
In the case of Mikayla Krysl, Omaha, Nebraska,
she became an interpreter because of a distraction
in a regular college class. Two of her classmates
were deaf and signing to each other in the
class. The rest is history!
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BAD SITUATION AT FAST FOOD DRIVE IN KIOSK
A deaf person was riding in a car with
a hearing person. Both were hungry so
decided to drive to a fast food place
and order through a voice kiosk.
Suddenly the hearing person had to
go to the rest room. He quickly jumped
out of the car to run to inside
restroom.
The deaf person was stuck alone
at the voice kiosk. Of course he
wasn’t happy about it and scolded
his hearing friend!

DeafDigest – 07 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 7, 2017

 

 

— a wish by a visually-impaired hearing manager

Wiriya Namsiripongpan, not deaf, is a visually-impaired
manager of a cafe in Bangkok, Thailand. All of his
coffee baristas are deaf, as he wanted to only hire the
deaf. He said that in the future he wants the cafe to be
run by the deaf without help from the hearing! A picture
is at:

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

 

— a deaf superintendent resigns

Ernest E. Garrett III resigned from his position
as the superintendent of Missouri School for
the Deaf. When he previously came on board he
became the school’s first deaf superintendent.
No reason was given for his resignation.

 

— sign language app at a museum

A musuem at Buckinghamshire, Great Britain
has a sign language app that helps deaf visitors
enjoy the exhibits. They just point their
smartphones at the exhibits and see the
sign language video explaining what these are
all about. Just wish this was available
at all American museums, both public and
private.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 06 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 6, 2017

 

— CART in the operating room

There was a blog posting about deaf physicians facing
discrimination. The blogger pointed out one example –
that deaf doctors can watch CART on the screen to
keep up with the surgeon discussions behind their
surgical masks. A deaf physician said that a
surgeon told him not to worry – because they
joke, tease and make other remarks that has
nothing to do with the surgery going on!
There is another concern – that surgeons may
use surgical tools quickly and make quick
comments – that the CART cannot keep up with.
And by the time the deaf physician catches up
with CART, it is like train zoomed by! A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/screens-in-operating-room/

 

— the disabled and the deaf

A complaint is going on in Kenya that deaf
nominees have been left off the nominatiion
ballot by the district electoral commission.
And that the disabled nominees were placed
on the nomination ballot. These nominees
were hoping to be elected for diversity
representation in a municipal council.
The national constitution specifically
required diversity.

 

— a poster in a prison

There is a posting in a prison, supposedly
for the benefit of deaf prisoners. It
shows an interpreting company that
provides sign language interpreters
for the deaf. Yet, a deaf prisoner
complained that everytime he contacted
that company, they tell him an
interpreter is not available. Not
in USA, but in Great Britain!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 05 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 5, 2017

 

— deaf participant in American Ninja Warriors

Kyle Schulze, who is deaf, particpated in
the TV American Ninja Warriors series,
but failed to survive the qualifying round.
These obstacle courses on the program are so
tough that even the most physically-fit
participants, with weeks of training, just
don’t make it. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/american-ninja-warrior-participant/

 

— agency employee careless with the memo

A deaf client received a letter from a social
service agency regarding her needs. Attached
to the letter was a confidential memo that
had negative comments about her. That memo
was accidentally attached by a careless
employee! It should have been part of her
private agency files, and not made public.
As a result, the angry client posted the
memo on social media, making the service
agency look bad!

 

— Indianapolis Colts suspected of using hearing aids during games

Former Indianapolis Colts player Tarik Glenn
hinted that his team illegally wore hearing
aids during games. Hearing aids?
Not to hear better but to “block out”
stadium noise! Another NFL scandal?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 4, 2017

 

— a coach fined for bullying an elite deaf female athlete

Marcia Taylor, who is deaf, is an elite roller derby
skater. She was a member of the national roller
derby team. For some reason, her coach didn’t like
her and constantly bullied her, never praising her,
never giving her coaching tips, insulting her,
and worse of all, refused to give accommodations
(interpreters, note taking, etc) for her deafness.
As a result, she filed a complaint with the
Human Rights Commission – and won. The coach
had to pay her monetary damages – plus apologizing
for making life so hard for her. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/marcia-in-roller-derby-action/

 

— unusual scene at a prison

Prisons are not a safe place for prisoners,
especially deaf prisoners – hostile inmates
and correctional officers who do not communicate
with the deaf. Yet it was surprising to see
a blog posting about a deaf prisoner
communicating with the officer in sign
language! Rather unusual.

 

— has everything except for one thing

Cedric Hocepied is deaf and is from Belgium.
He has everything – Master of Laws degree
from New York University; Master’s Degree
from Universite Catholique de Louvain in
Brussels; a Fulbright scholar, internship
with the NATO and UN, fluent in several
langauges. One thing is missing – a full time
job related to his field studies. Only a few
days ago DeafDigest mentioned a deaf CFO
with #1 magazine The Economist. Discrimination?
Yes, despite some deaf successes in Europe.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 03 July 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 3, 2017

 

— VRI-use only may violate ADA

Hospitals that refuse to provide face to face interpreters
and only use VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) may be violating
ADA regulations, at least in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
A deaf patient wanted face to face interpreter and
the hospital said no, saying he must use VRI. As a result,
the VRI screen locked up, cutting off communications.
He filed a lawsuit, and won. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/results-of-bad-vri/

 

— hearing impaired OR hard of hearing

An organization in Louisiana is planning to introduce a
new bill next year to change the wording from “hearing
impaired” to “hard of hearing”! Not exactly sure what
is this supposed to mean, and this may lead to heated
debates in the Deaf Community. The key issue is the
ability to use and understand voice telephone alone
either via amplifier or hearing aid or CI. If the deaf
person can’t, then is he hard of hearing?

 

— Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger clothing made by deaf

The world’s popular clothing brands are Calvin Klein,
Tommy Hilfiger, Warners, Lee, Wrangler and Nautica.
These clothes are not built in USA, but overseas.
Kenya is one of these nations that manufacture
these clothes. In Kenya, six deaf people are
employed. They were interviewed in newspaper story.
They all said they are happy with their jobs.
DeafDigest hopes they are really happy and not
being exploited – long hours for low wages.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 02 July 2017

DeafDigest Gold – July 2, 2017
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Top stories about the deaf:
Times have changed in Europe. Years ago, big European
corporations made donations to deaf and disabled social
service agencies. Donations have become less because
of the investor demands to protect the bottom line.
An agency serving the deaf in St Louis have training
police departments on how to deal with the deaf
during traffic stops. Results have been encouraging.
It was disclosed that the reason for the Pepsi Center
(Denver) refusal to caption their game scoreboard
is because they think there are other options for
deaf fans (interpreters and audio devices). The
management does not realize not every deaf fan
knows ASL!
A Brazilian educator said that while Portuguese
is the primary language, many deaf people do
not understand it.
in Rigo District of Papua New Guinea,
there was a complaint that a deaf man wanted
to register to vote but was not allowed to do so.
He was not allowed even though he met all of the
qualifications for registration! He tried to
register several times and election officials
pushed him away.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
INTERPRETING OR NOTETAKING
    Which is better for the deaf person in a
hearing classroom? Interpreter or CART or
notetaking?
    Well. A professor who talks too much in
one hour could equal 50-60 pages of paper.
A notetaker could only equal five or six
pages of paper in one hour.
    But, a student may forget what the
professor said. A student, reading these
notes can remember what the professor said.
    You decide which is better!
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VERY DEAF PERSON IN DEAF WORLD OR IN HEARING WORLD
    There are many “very deaf” people that function
in Deaf World. There are also many “very deaf”
people that function in the hearing world.
    Why? Many reasons such as marrying a hearing
spouse, living in a small town,  rejecting Deaf
Culture, parental choice in placing deaf with
hearing people, etc, etc.
    There is also another possible reason. Some
oral schools for the deaf would transfer some
very deaf, but very functioning, deaf child
to hearing schools. They feel these deaf children
are better off in the hearing world.
    Were these oral schools right? Hard to tell.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Let’s prepare for the July 4th celebration!
Many of us who are DeafBlind will find it difficult to
enjoy fireworks.
This does not have to be, if we get information via
touch signals!
Use Haptics or Pro-Tactile on our back to describe
the fireworks.
Just try to follow the fireworks and the location in
the sky to help guide us to where the flares are!
This will help us enjoy our independence Day!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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Deaf pitcher Cason Sherrod was drafted by Kansas
City but decided to return to Texas A&M for his
final season of play, turning down the pro
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rookie’s comment about Derrick Coleman (Atlanta Falcons)
part of newspaper story
Despite their competition, free agent QB Tyler Renew said Coleman, who is
deaf, has been one of the most helpful of his new teammates.
“He’s really an inspirational player,” Renew said of Coleman. “He’s deaf
and plays with hearing aids, so to play alongside someone with that
disability who doesn’t use it as an excuse, it’s awesome. He’s one
of the hardest workers on the team, and he and (running back) Devonta
Freeman have been the most helpful to me.
“Derrick has a lot more experience than me. He’s got some savvy and some
tips he gives me. It’s phenomenal and not something you think would
happen. You’d think a guy competing with you might look the other way,
but he’s not like that at all. He’s always there to help me and offer
his hand.”
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DeafDigest Blue – July 2, 2017
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Top stories about the deaf:
A new school, the Christian Academy for the Deaf
will be opening up real soon in Waco, Texas.
The 38th Worlds Largest Silent Weekend/Interpreter
Conference took place in Orlando. Over 500 people
were in attendance from nearly 40 states plus
Canadian provinces. The most popular entertainer
was the Deaf Clown Maxim Fomitchev.
Washington state Sen. Patty Kuderer was praised
in the newspapers for her support of the interpreter
bill that passed the senate.
Zimbabwe is setting up procedures for their
deaf people to obtain drivers’ licenses.
This has been overdue for many years.
The biggest issue among the Aboriginals
in Australia is high rate of deafness.
Very little research has been conducted
on this matter.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A WASTED FUND
    One city got a grant from the federal government.
It was for interpreting funds.
    Yet, when the police arrested a deaf person, the police
refused to touch the interpreting fund to hire and pay
an interpreter.
    Why set up an interpreting fund for nothing?
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Lip reading tale
Deaf person thought hearing person said:
This building is a good sight
Hearing person actually said:
This building is a good site
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
OUR DEAF DOCTORS
    We have a few deaf doctors in USA. Sometimes they
meet together at conventions and at workshops.
    When they meet together, what are the two things
they often discuss?
    The stethoscope and the surgical mask. There are
electronic stethoscopes that may help the deaf doctor
listen to heart beats. And there are see-through
surgical masks that allow them to read lips.
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
People often comment to me that there are no letters designated on the
steno keyboard. They wonder how we know what the keys are. In fact, some
people think the steno keyboard looks more like a piano keyboard than a
traditional computer keyboard.
When students are learning steno theory, they must memorize where the keys
are. Then they must memorize what combinations of letters to use to make
other letters.
For example, to write the sound of an initial “N� as in the word
“nap,� the steno student must learn that N is written using the index,
middle, and ring finger of the left hand on the top bank of steno keys. It
just so happens that the keys associated with that stroke are T, P, and H.
When a steno writer sees “TPH,� they will begin to see the letter
“N.�
Since all initial consonants are written with the left hand, all consonant
sounds at the beginning of words must be written using different
combinations of the letters STKPWHR. These seven letters must be used
together in different ways to make all the consonant sounds that we use to
start words in English.
Having the letters printed on the tops of those keys really would not help
a steno writer remember all the different ways these letters are mixed
together to make other letters.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    For reasons of their own, many interpreters,
however skilled as they are, lack either state
or national certificates.
    Michigan governor Jennifer M. Granholm just
made it a law saying that non-certificate
interpreters cannot interpret in any and all
accommodations that ADA regulations ask for.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The state of California has a big problem –
protecting the rights and the needs of
small businesses, and also supporting
the rights and needs of the deaf according
to ADA regulations. Putting two together
may be a powder keg! These small businesses
are being threatened by these ADA lawsuits
filed by deaf individuals. And if these
small businesses lose these ADA lawsuits,
they could go out of business – and no
one wins! This was the issue addressed
by some California legislators.
note:
this problem is getting worse nowadays
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