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Posts published in August 2017

DeafDigest – 31 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 31, 2017

 

— a laser pointer and a deaf person

David Uzzell is a deaf chef in a busy Washington, DC
restaurant. He is responsible for sauces that diners
eat with stews, hot hors d’oevres and sautes. Every
day the owner/chef writes down list of things to do.
And the deaf chef is used to the staff poking him
on the shoulder to get his attention. Laser pointer?
Yes, as another way to get his attention from far
across the kitchen. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/getting-attention-of-deaf-chef/

 

— comment by owner of a salon

A woman who owns a beauty salon made this
comment about Deaf Eyes:

the deaf have an eye to capture the beauty in people

 

— possiblity of no more free internet due to ADA laws

Surfing the internet is free; anti-ADA advocate said
that too many ADA discrimination lawsuits may cause
future internet use to cost money, instead of being free.
As an example, University of California shut down
all of its free videos rather than to put in
captions. What this may mean is the future possibility
of paying to watch these formerly free videos
(to offset costs of putting in captions).

 

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

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

8/27/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 30, 2017

 

— these hated questions

With good humor, a deaf woman posted a video
saying she is used to questions hearing
people ask of her –

Can you marry and have children?

Can you read and write?

Can you date hearing men?

Can you drive a car?

Do you use wheelchair?

Can I yell behind you to see if you can hear me?

Can you read my lips?

Do deaf people use same sign language everywhere?

 

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/an-annoyed-deaf-woman/

 

 

— says a hearing boss of his several deaf employees

A hearing boss said:

I often miss details, or forget some things
at work, but my deaf employees don’t. They
catch things that hearing employees miss!

 

— a horrible thing in Russia

In St. Petersburg, Russia, several government
agents entered a local deaf club, arrested
nearly 40 deaf people. Some of them were
sentenced to death while others were sent
to prison labor camps. It took place in
August 1937 while dictator Josef Stalin
controlled Russia. And during the court
trials, interpreters were forced to lie.
Some of the deaf were scientists, artists,
athletes and teachers. It didn’t matter
to Stalin.

 

 

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

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

8/27/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 29 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 29, 2017

 

— unusual coffee shop owned by a coffee-hating deaf man

Mats Gilbert, who is deaf, is a professional rugby
player in Great Britain. Like many professional
athletes, he worries about his future once his
playing career ends. Mats, who hates coffee,
thought of a coffee shop business and in fact
has established it in an unusual location.
Take a look at it:

http://deafdigest.com/pro-athlete-unusual-coffee-shop/

 

— must be 30 or higher or else

In Vancouver, Washington, an agency has worked with
Regal Cinema Movie to provide open captions once
a month. But because deaf attendance at the open
captioned movie has been low, the movie house
has changed the arrangement to once every two
months, instead of once a month. It has come
with a warning – that attendance must exceed
30 or more deaf movie goers, otherwise open
captions will not be shown!

 

— lipreading machine may be dangerous

From time to time we read stories of machines
(actually software) that can read lips,
supposedly to help the deaf. Well, a magazine
article said it could be dangerous! If the
lipreading software is “perfect” then
governments, as well as criminals, could use
it to read lips of hearing enemies. A
question here – many hearing people speak with
lisps; could these lisps be lipreadable?

 

 

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

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

8/27/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 28, 2017

 

— a lonely deaf lawmaker

Mojo Mathers, who is deaf, is an elected member of
the New Zealand parliament. She relies on interpreters
and captions to function as a lawmaker. In an
interview, she said that not only the job is stressful
but also lonely. As an example, women of different
political parties can get together to try to resolve
a legislative issue. She cannot – and for some reason
New Zealand is not that 100 percent accessible to the
deaf. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-member-new-zealand-parliament/

 

— five strikes, not three strikes, and you’re out

In baseball and softball, three strikes at bat and
you’re out. Well, at Walmart, the policy is five
strikes before the employee, especially the
deaf and the disabled (as well as hearing) can
be fired. A Walmart workplace violation is counted
as a strike. Said a disabled employee, the
pressure to do well at Walmart can be overwhelming!
It would be unfair for deaf employees that have
communication problems with their supervisors.

 

— 7.5 million deaf, fact or fiction

A survey by a religious organization said there are
7.5 million culturally deaf Americans. Fact or
fiction?

 

 

 

— Eva is the first affordable hearing aid designed only for women

Eva is the first affordable hearing aid designed only for women to
address women’sanatomical and physiological characteristics,
lifestyle preferences, and aesthetic sensibility. Women generally
have smaller ears, making hearing aids designed for men feel bulky
and uncomfortable to wear. Eva is highly miniaturized for
inconspicuous wear behind a woman’s ear and offered with smaller ear
accessories to fit more comfortably inside the ear in closer
proximity to the eardrum for an exceptional hearing experience. The
low-profile design fits securely around and in the ear to maintain a
secure fit for an active lifestyle including working, exercise and
even swimming. Eva is offered in a slim, compact design with an
assortment of feminine color options, including grey and red.

Eva’s sound processing is tailored for women’s hearing loss
patterns multiple sound profiles for treatment of common hearing
loss patterns of women are included for superb out of the box
experience. Sounds above 85 dB are suppressed for a comfortable
listening experience in loud settings, along with independent
suppression of low level noises for a more comfortable long term
listening experience. Eva also automatically adjusts to enhance the
characteristics of male and female speech in challenging listening
situations such as noisy restaurants and social gatherings.

Furthermore, In addition to the EVA launch, there is a lot of
activity around the OTC Hearing Aid Act of 2017 which just passed the
house and will likely pass in congress end of July and iHEAR has been
in the forefront of this bill as they were the first company to make
affordable hearing aids under $300.

Eva’s picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/eva-first-affordable-hearing-aid-for-women/

If you’re interested, please click on:
http://www.ihearmedical.com/eva-by-ihear/

DeafDigest – 27 August 2017

DeafDigest Gold – August 27, 2017
Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday
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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)
— deaf astronomer that could have won Nobel Prize
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:
Jennifer Gay, who is deaf, said that the Gold Coast Health
(in Australia, which has no ADA) told her she must use
voice phone to confirm a medical appointment. She is
planning legal action.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals overruled
the lower court verdict in favor of a deaf
litigant who was denied an interpreter
in Indiana. Something to do with turf –
which court oversees which case in which
territory, but hinted the deaf person
could re-file in state court!
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle ordered
Burien Hospital to pay $45000 to a deaf
patient that was denied an interpreter
during his operation in 2014.
Jacksons Food, Inc, a convenience store
chain in six western states, has been sued
by the Employment Opportunity Commission
for refusing to interview a deaf applicant.
The Deaf Teachers Association of Nigeria
said that the Nigerian government totally
ignores their goals and objectives on
education of the deaf.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
EASY GESTURE SOMETIMES IMPOSSIBLE FOR HEARING TO UNDERSTAND
A deaf man and a hearing man come across each other in
the hall.
The deaf man, wanting to be polite, gestured “you come.”
Almost all hearing people understand the “come” gesture, but
always sometimes a hearing person does not understand it.
Even if the deaf person gestured “come” slowly few times,
the hearing person still does not understand.
Why?
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)
Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
more information:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
MUSIC IN SPORTS
Many deaf people love sports – football, basketball,
etc – no matter.
Many hearing people also love sports for another
reason – music! There is a lot of music during sports
events. Hearing people enjoy two things – watching
sports and listening to the music.
We often do not realize it!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Vlogs are very popular with Deaf people using ASL.
Many DeafBlind people cannot receive information in this format.
A text transcript with the video would be the best option.
Be sure to include environmental information in the text message.
It is not fun to receive videos that say “transcript coming.”
Let’s us DeafBlind get the same news at the same time!
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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DeafDigest – 27 August 2017

DeafDigest Blue – August 27, 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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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— big deaf role in history
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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:
The British Deaf Association has filed a formal complaint
with the United Nations, saying that the British government
ignores needs and rights of the deaf.
The deaf community of Liberia have complained that
they have been left out of the upcoming national
electoral process.
The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act
is now up for federal Re-Authorization. Agencies
serving the deaf is pushing for it to continue.
The American Society for Deaf Children is now
looking for a new executive director. Turnover
is always high because when deaf children get
older, then parents lose interest in ASDC!
A law firm will be offering free legal services
for the deaf people in the Indianapolis, IN
area. This free offer is for September only.
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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:
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
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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:
to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
FROM TOTAL COMMUNICATION TO TOTAL CONVERSATION?
During the 1970’s, Total Communication was a hot
thing at schools for the deaf (sign language, speech
and lipreading at the same time).
Total Communication has faded away because of bi-bi,
but there is a new name. It is called “Total Conversation.�
It is a new name in the Netherlands – a new relay service
that has sign language, text, video and voice.
Total Communication? Will Americans copy this new name?
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Lip reading tale
Two day camp friends, one deaf and one
hearing were talking about the end of the
camp season athletic events, where camping
groups were divided into teams (each team
had their own colors).
The deaf camper thought the hearing camper said:
We are having a Colorado
The hearing camper actually said:
We are having a color war
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A NOISY FAX MACHINE
The new fax machines have a noise system! If you fax something
and forget to take out the original paper, the machine makes
noise, warning hearing people about it.
A deaf person using that fax machine will not know about it!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
After you have decided that Communication Access Realtime Translation
(CART) may be right for you in a high school or university setting, now
you need to decide if you will be using onsite CART or remote CART. There
are many benefits and a few drawbacks to both of these options.
Onsite CART is when the CART captioner is physically present in the
classroom with the student. The CART captioner may connect his or her
steno machine to a laptop computer that is placed in front of the student,
and the student is able to read what the CART captioner is writing to the
laptop screen.
Another variation to onsite CART is that the student may use a tablet or
other portable device, and the CART captioner can wirelessly transmit the
information from his or her laptop to that device.
One of the major advantages to onsite CART is that the CART captioner can
see and hear everything that is going on in the classroom. It is
oftentimes easier to hear and understand someone when you can see the
person speaking than it is over a phone line or Internet connection.
If an instructor is using PowerPoint, a chalkboard, or a handout, an
onsite CART captioner can see what is being referred to and fingerspell
words that are new or unfamiliar.
Another advantage is that there is personal communication between the CART
captioner and the user of these services. A facial expression, a nod of
the head, or a gesture can sometimes help to facilitate communication. An
onsite CART captioner could be a great advantage when having a small-group
discussion.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Frank
Bowe, who departed us.
    Bowe, a deaf man who taught at Hofstra
University, was an interesting individual.
He aspired to become a teacher of the deaf,
but took a detour – becoming an advocate
of the needs of the disabled – especially
architectural barriers that impede the
mobility of wheel chair users.
    It took a deaf man to make USA and
the world aware of barriers that the physically
disabled face.
    Almost all deaf leaders focus on barriers
facing the deaf (interpreters, visual
displays, captions, equal employment needs,
etc). Not Frank – he focused on the needs
of the hearing disabled individuals.
    In the seventies and eighties he wrote
many books that focused on the needs of
the disabled. He won acclaim because
of these books.
    Additionally, he was that rare individual
that pulled off double duty – Lexington SD
CEO and teaching classes at Hofstra.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
In India, Sangeeta Gala, a deaf woman, is getting
notice for her skills in training hearing actors to
play deaf roles. DeafDigest i bothered about it
– why not train hearing directors to give deaf roles
to deaf actors!
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DeafDigest – 25 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 25, 2017

 

— the deaf in the military

An important reason why the American military forces
do not want deaf people in combat is because they
cannot hear commands in fighting situations. This
is what one military magazine pointed out in an
article. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/a-military-situation/

 

— a new phrase to describe training the deaf for cafe jobs

There has been an increase in the number of deaf-run,
deaf-operated cafes in Europe and Asia. An activist
said it is called “social enterprise.”

 

— research in vision systems

There are approximately 20 research groups that
work on vision systems for the blind. While
it did not specifically mention the deaf-blind,
one research group has come up with special
goggles. It captures images and is transmitted
to the goggles. These images are magnified,
allowing the deaf-blind to see things.
It is still in the experimental stage.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Deafness, a disability or a culture
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

8/20/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 24 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 24, 2017

 

— a long forgotten movie about an evil deaf man

We see many movies about real-deaf characters as
well as with fake-deaf characters. But it is always
that the deaf character is a good person, and
not as an evil person. Well, Valli, a movie
made in 1999 in India portrayed Deva, as this
evil deaf character (played by a fake-deaf actor).
Deva, the evil deaf man, was an owner of a big
corporation, but involved in an ugly family
feud. Come to think of it, we also do not
see deaf characters playing roles as rich
businessmen! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/evil-characters/

 

— a white lie during an interview

a deaf person was interviewed for a job at a Fortune
500 company. During the intervew she told the
interviewer that she has trouble hearing (not
really telling them she was deaf). She got
hired and to this day, she is still with the
company. Would it make a difference if she
told the company that she is deaf, instead
of saying she had trouble hearing (as in
hard of hearing)? Hard to say.

 

— Jerry Lewis and the deaf

Jerry Lewis raised a lot of money on behalf
of muscular dystrophy. Critics are saying that
he did not respect people with other different
disabilities, calling them “poster children.”
In other words, has he done much for the deaf?
Yes only in that it was easy for deaf to follow
his slapstick movie comedies – but nothing else!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— social network in small towns
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

8/20/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 23, 2017

— a way to avoid stadium scoreboard captions

University of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium will be
providing captions – not on scoreboard but through
tweets. Good or bad? Two words is the key –
pilot program! What if the deaf fan does
not have a iPhone? What if the deaf fan’s iPhone
is low on battery? What if the deaf fan misses
action on the field (touchdown run or pass
interception, etc) because his eyes are focused
on these tweets? And “pilot program” is just
an experiment – it may continue or may not
continue! A picture is at: 

http://deafdigest.com/tweet-captions/

 

— Walmart doing something bad for deaf

Walmart is planning voice-activated shopping.
In an announcement Walmart did not say a
single word on how the deaf people would be
accommodated! So, is voice-activated
shopping discriminatory for the deaf?

 

— deaf jewelry valued at $8,000

Saeeda Etebari, a young deaf woman, who is
an apprentice jewelry maker, was given gold
and emeralds by her boss and told to make
a necklance out of it. She completed the job
in two months. A professional appraiser had
the necklace appraised at $8,000. Everyone
was surprised by the high appraisal.

 

 

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

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

8/20/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 22, 2017

 

— deaf not allowed to watch the eclipse

A deaf school warned all of its students not to
look at the eclipse. School was afraid deaf students
would lose vision by watching the eclipse directly.
No, it didn’t happen yesterday, but in the 1979
eclipse, by the Washington School for the Deaf!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/eclipse-and-deaf-vision/

 

— percentage of new deaf students at RIT

At RIT, which also includes attending NTID,
the percentage of new deaf and hard of hearing
students is 8.5 percent. In actual numbers,
approximately 235 of them.

 

— comparing deaf captions with blind audio description

The deaf need captions. The blind need audio description.
Which is more expensive? According to a newspaper
story, audio description is more expensive. This is
surprising!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf lieutentant, World War II
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

8/20/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 21, 2017

 

— biggest regret by a hearing actor

Richard Dreyfuss, not deaf, played a high school music
teacher and father of a deaf son in the movie –
Mr Holland’s Opus. This movie is considered to be
one of the best deaf-related movies ever filmed
in Hollywood. Dreyfuss wanted to learn ASL to be
able to communicate with the deaf character in
the movie. He said that his “movie wife”
learned ASL while he couldn’t even when he tried
hard. Not too many hearing actors would make this
kind of admission but Dreyfuss did. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-baby-in-famous-movie/

 

— deaf Alaskans from remote villages

Alaska is twice larger than Texas but with lowest population
among these 50 states. What about the deaf? In Revillagigedo Island,
eleven residents are deaf. In Prince of Wales Island, six
residents are deaf. And in the village of Metlakatla,
just one.

 

— 10 years and 200 applications

Julia Gilchrist, who is deaf, does not know the
word “give up.” It took her ten years, with
200 job applications before finally landing
a full time job. She had many short-term contract
jobs, but was let go when these contracts expired.
She said these employers were supportive and
wanted to hire a deaf person, but just didn’t.
In her present job she is responsible for
the inter-company communications network.

 

 

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This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-tty-lucky-invention/

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

There are complaints that deaf patients need
to wait 18 months in Scotland to have evaluation of their mental health needs!

Over-the-counter listening devices vs
expensive hearing aids. Who wins?
According to a survey, testing a small
group of 41 hearing aid people, the
hearing aid wins but not by that great
a margin! This survey was printed in
a recent publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

In some cities in Malaysia, town councils
would not give deaf drivers their “handicapped” parking stickers to allow
them to park in reserved areas.

Three Uganda ministers (Gender, Labour and Social Development; the Health; and the
Education and Sports) have been slapped
with lawsuits for not providing the
deaf with their accommodation needs.

The SEPTA rapid rail system serves Philadelphia commuters. And deaf commuters
wanting to reach the police had problems
trying to reach a dispatcher through
their mobile phones. This has changed
with a new app that allows the deaf to
reach police directly.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ORAL SCHOOL VS ASL SCHOOL IN SOCCER

About twenty years ago there was a soccer game
between Rhode Island School for the Deaf and Clarke
School for the Deaf.

This game was interesting because Rhode Island players
used ASL while Clarke players communicated orally.

The Rhode Island school invited the Clarke team to a
dinner after the game. The Clarke coach had his team
sit away far away from the Rhode Island group. The

Clarke players were not allowed to communicate with the
Rhode Island players.

Weird? Yes.

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

TTY WAS A LUCKY INVENTION

TTY was popular in the Deaf Community from the seventies
through the nineties.

It was a lucky invention. Why? Robert Weitbrecht, a deaf
man, loved to hike in the mountains in California. He
was hiking with a hearing friend. During the hike, another
group came nearby. A woman in that group overheard Weitbrecht’s
oral deaf voice and knew he was deaf. She came to him and
introduced herself as a mother of a deaf son.

Both groups chatted for a while, and Weitbrecht told the
woman that he loved to work on old TTY machines for radio
ham communications. She asked him – why not change the
radio ham TTY machine to deaf TTY machine?

The rest is history!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

The lights in our homes are important for many of us who have Usher Syndrome.

Most often, in younger years, we tend to need lots of lights to see.

The technology keeps changing and some changes are helpful.

In my house we switched our dining area lighting to LED lights.

It was so helpful, less glare and softer.

As an added bonus, the LED lights should last 20 years!

I won’t last that long!

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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DeafDigest – 20 August 2017

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Top stories about the deaf:

An activist posted on a blog saying that
fund raising, on behalf of deaf service
agencies, generates unwanted public
sympathy on the deaf!

A petition has been started by the deaf of
New Zealand to urge the television network
to add interpreters for political candidate
debates.

The Rwanda National Union of the Deaf is
asking that the government make Sign
Language an official language.

ACLU of Nebraska filed a lawsuit accusing
prisons of not providing deaf inmates with
their accommodation needs.

For many years the Walker Foundation raised money for
the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.
This function will still continue, but under a
different name – the SCSDB Foundation. A
spokesperson said the name change reflects
school’s expanded relationship with donors
and community organizations.

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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:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

He said that deaf people with low vision prefer white
or yellow captions.

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

A deaf friend was chatting with a hearing friend

The deaf friend thought hearing person said:
I don’t like bark. He is a troublemaker

The hearing person actually said:
I don’t like Mark. He is a troublemaker

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

VIDEO INTERPRETER OR INTERPRETER IN PERSON?
Sometimes deaf people use video interpreters.
Sometimes deaf people use interpreters in person.

Why sometimes video and sometimes in person?
All depends.

With a video interpreter, a deaf person cannot
try to depend on him to help him with other things.
But with an in-person interpreter, some deaf people
are tempted to ask him to help him with other
things.

Both video and in-person interpreters are not
supposed to “help” the deaf person – just interpret
and nothing else!

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

It is the beginning of a new school year, and many CART captioners are beginning new assignments. Some students are using CART for the very first time.

Once again, “CART” stands for “Communication Access Realtime Translation.”

Many students and professors will be curious about this service. If a student is comfortable disclosing his or her use of CART to the rest of the class, it is an opportunity to explain what CART is to people who have never seen CART.

Before using CART in the classroom, everyone involved should have a solid understanding of what will take place. These are a couple questions that need to be answered: Will I be using remote CART or onsite CART? Will I be provided note files of the classes by the CART captioner?

Before the school year begins, it is sometimes a good idea to have someone from the disabilities services office, the CART captioner, and the user of CART services sit down and discuss everyone’s expectations.

The disabilities services office will expect the user to notify the CART captioner promptly if the user is not able to attend class for some reason. The user will expect the CART captioner to show up on time and ready to provide services.

CART users should realize that the CART captioners will be blocking out the time periods for their classes for the entire semester. If a CART user cancels the captioner’s services by deciding he or she no longer needs services or by dropping a class, the CART captioner may have already turned down other assignments and may be losing that income.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Did Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing experience a reincarnation?
No, but its announcement of Alexander Graham
as the new Executive Director seemed like it because
of the similarity of these names. To be fair, the
middle initial of the new person is T. (Alexander
T. Graham).
Another question – does the new executive director
have background in deafness? No, but his background
is in administration of non-profits.
Different backgrounds but with nearly-similar
names, interesting.

note:
he is no longer at the helm at AgBell

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

For years a regular stethoscope has been a problem for
deaf physicians. From time to time there have been
modifications that have helped the deaf physicians
use the stethoscope. The latest modification comes
in two pieces – an electronic scope that would download
the results into a computer. The second is an option,
a headset gear attached to the stethoscope. Cost is
nearly $600, as contrasted to $250.00 for the best
model on the market. Expensive to be a deaf doctor?
Sort of!

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DeafDigest – 18 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 18, 2017

— a future interpreter without facial expressions

A team from the University of Antwerp (the
Netherlands) is coming up with a 3D-robot
arm that they say, can function as a
sign language interpreter. Really? Deaf
people depend on interpreters’ facial
expressions and body language, along with
sign language, to follow the hearing
conversation. Can a robot show facial
expressions and body language? A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/future-interpreter-without-facial-expressions/

 

— biggest fear among employers

All employers are afraid of the ADA. There
are two big issues they constantly face:

what if you don’t hire the deaf employee because
he is not qualified? Should I hire him just to
avoid an annoying lawsuit?

what if you don’t hire the deaf person,
who manages to fake his hearing skills,
but would not admit his hearing loss?
Should I hire him just to avoid an annoying
lawsuit?

This is the reason why attorneys, on both
sides of the fence, get rich!

 

— a trick by a deaf physician

there is a deaf physician that functions
as a hearing person with help of his hearing
aid. He has stiff competition from other doctors
that have practices near his own medical
practice. His trick:

To take a lot of time with each patient,
making sure to communicate with him and
to make sure his medical questions are
answered.

Result? He said he has millions of dollars
in his banking account!

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— surprise board member
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

8/13/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 18 August 2017

   In USA many newspapers have special pullout sections. These pullouts are all about special issues like religion, country, political party, health, food, travel, the football Super Bowl, etc.    Deafness issues in a paid pullout section? Never saw one in American newspapers. But in Great Britain, there were a couple of deafness-related pullout sections in the past.    Wish we had one in USA – that would fairly cover deafness from A to Z without showing bias.

DeafDigest – 17 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 17, 2017

 

— best deaf Jack of All Trades

Is Titos Ubisi, who is deaf, the world’s best
Jack of All Trades? In a newspaper story it
said he can do anything with his hands –
shoe-repairer, house builder, welder,
carpenter, paper signs designer, house
painter, T-shirt maker and artist. Plus
few more. He is from a small town in South
Africa. His skills making him a rich man?
No, he said he makes a decent living. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/best-deaf-jack-of-all-trades/

 

— Silicon Valley company plans a deaf-brain chip

Paradromics, a Silicon Valley start-up, is
working on a new chip, to be implanted in
the brain of a deaf person. No, it is not
a CI. The scientists feel the chip will help
make a deaf person a hearing person! Will it
work? They said this chip can read nerve
signals and replace the defective senses.

 

— very angry White House and a deaf celebrity

The very angry White House gang (the President,
Ivanka, Eric, Donald Jr) have unfollowed the
tweets – of Marlee Matlin! Maybe the gang is
afraid of her, for she is going to perform
in a FBI drama show in TV (Quantico). And
it is the FBI that the White House have
been fighting with!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf opportunities at Wal-mart
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

8/13/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 16 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 16, 2017

 

— Chinese genetics

In the world of genetics, there are two ways when scientists
deal with genes. One is to create a deafness gene;
the other way is to create a gene where deafness would be
wiped out. In China, they want to wipe out the deafness
gene so that all babies would be born hearing. This story
was written up today in the International Weekly Journal
of Science. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/gene-lab-in-china/

 

— One of Basketball Wives LA daughters is deaf

Basketball Wives LA is a reality-TV show. It was
just learned that TaKari, the daughter of Jackie,
is deaf. And while she functions as a hearing
person, people listening to her voice would
immediately know she is deaf.

 

— a deaf celebrity speaks out

Many hearing celebrities are outpsoken with their
political views. One deaf celebrity spoke out
last night. It was Nyle DiMarco. He said
that being deaf is no excuse for keeping quiet.
He is trying to teach the world the ASL that
describes his feelings for the American president.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— past Gallaudet trustee, Laurel Glass
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

8/13/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 15 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 15, 2017

 

— an interpreter shows a lot of facial expressions for a reason

In San Francisco, a popular entertainment site is
Outside Lands where the audience is treated to
cooking shows that are mixed with music at
GastroMagic. Anyway a recent demonstration of how
the pigs are butchered and dressed up for cooking
caused the interpreter to show a lot of facial
expesssions while interpreting. Apparently she
wasn’t enjoying the program while trying professionally
to interpret for the deaf!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/unable-to-watch-the-butcher-do-his-job/

 

— advice from deaf student in hearing college

A deaf student in a hearing college gave this
advice – work with the college Disability Support
Services office; they are supposed to help the
deaf student get accommodations that are best
for them and to work with professors on how
to deal with the deaf student.

 

— deaf swimmer crosses the English Channel

It was mentioned few days ago that a deaf woman
tried to swim across Lake Ontario and failed.
Here is a swimming success story – Wesley Nolan,
a deaf man from Ireland, successfully swam
across the English Channel. He is not the first
deaf person to do so – the first one was
Gertrude Ederle in 1926.

 

 

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

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

8/13/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 14, 2017

 

— A long lost deaf sister

In USA, the TV series – Long Lost Family
is a popular program, bringing tears for many
viewers. It is not known, however if long lost
deaf family members were part of the USA program.
There is a British version of this same
program, reuniting these long lost British
family members. In one segment a long lost deaf
sister was reunited with her half sister. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/long-lost-deaf-sister/

 

— Coda comedian’s challenge

One comedian, hitting these small time night clubs,
is a Coda. He said that from time to time he has
an interpreter on the stage. This is when he
knows there are deaf people in the audience.
When this happens, he makes it a point to
use sign language, never mind that an
interpreter is standing next to him. And
this presents a special challenge – to slow
down while saying something funny and signing
it funny at the same time. If he goes fast-paced
then his sign language lags behind his voiced
funny comments!

 

— a reason prisons afraid of video relay service

When hearing prisoners make telephone calls,
the prison officers can follow and track
these phone calls and know who these prisoners
are talking with. But with Video Relay Service,
it is impossible. This is the reason why prisons
are scared of VRS! This was an issue that was
published in a prison officers’ magazine.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— what is a case manager?
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

8/13/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 13 August 2017

DeafDigest Gold – August 13, 2017

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Old Fogey

Valuable Interpreter

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-valuable-interpreter/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/understanding-deaf-french-sign-language/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-in-france/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/usnavalacademy/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missedgrant/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— first newspaper classified ads
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Former New York police officer Dan Carione
who became deaf because of an incident while
on patrol, was honored for his service
ad advocate for the deaf. He lost his
job when he became deaf, and sued to
get his job back. The city offered to
give back his old job but refused to change
the policy regarding late-deafened
police officers. He refused to accept his
old job because of the old policy.

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego is working on
a special glove that would convert ASL
to text on a computer screen. Another
“better” mousetrap? DeafDigest thinks
so because there are other research teams
working on such ASL to text projects.

Hearing child mainstreamed into a public
school system for a reason. That is the
story of Craig Schaefer, currently a
graduate student at University of Florida.
He wanted to be able to communicate with
his two deaf brothers, and so chose to
enroll in a mainstreamed program as a
youngster. His story was featured in a
local newspaper.

RIT/NTID won a $2.6 million federal grant
to study how young deaf adults process
the English language.

A Skype relay service for the deaf has
been established in the Wakayama-shi,
Wakayama Prefecture (Japan) region.

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SLIGHTLY DEAF STUDENT AT US NAVAL ACADEMY
The US Naval Academy, in Annapolis, MD, is a tough place
to attend classes and to take part in the naval drills.

The ensigns become US Naval officers after graduation.

There is no way for a deaf student to enroll at the
academy. But few years ago the rules were bent and
the Naval Academy allowed him to enroll – because the academy needs good athletes in all sports!

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

more information:
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A BIG DEAF AGENCY MISSES THE GRANT DEADLINE

This is a true story during the late seventies. A big
deaf agency hired a grant writer. He wrote a great grant,
but it took so much time. And when he was done writing
the grant, the agency driver had to fight through the
heavy traffic jam to try to make it to the government
agency before deadline time.

He arrived late. The government agency would not
accept the grant.

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

When you are a cook, searching for spices is a challenge!

I have several people living in my house so organizing spices is not an easy task!

When no one is at home, I have to use my electronic magnifier, called a Ruby.

It is not easy to read the bottles that are round.  What happens when the battery dies?

Here are some tricks I have started to use before I turn on my magnifier device.

For example: Ground Mustard –

Search bottles that are light weight.  Then you get a few bottles.

Then use the magnifier to locate the spice you are looking for!

Now the other spices?  That is a longer story!

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:

Artist Henry Raeburn (1756–1823)not deaf, painted
a “Boy and Rabbit” portrait. The boy in the picture
was deaf. This painting will be exhibited in
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glascow,
Scotland for about six months.

University College London has always required
all students to take a foreign language course.
British Sign Language has now been accepted
as a foreign college requirement.

Vint Cerf, who is hard of hearing and considered
one of the Fathers of the Internet, is promoting
the InTheLimeLight Video Contest for Individuals with Disabilities. He is currently a special
advisor with Google.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
filed a lawsuit against Cutter Mazda of Honolulu
for discriminating against a deaf applicant seeking
employment with this automobile chain.

Taylor Swift is currently involved in a nasty
lawsuit. But she actually is not that nasty,
witness being victimized by a money-donation
prank that involved Willie Ross School for the Deaf. Once she realized it was a prank
several year ago, she reached out the school
and made a sizable donation!

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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:
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FIGHTING OR PLAYING?
We often see dogs rough it up with each other. Are they
fighting or playing? Hint – look at dog’s tails and jaws.

We often see hearing people “rough” with each other.
Are they fighting or playing? Hearing people can tell by
listening to their voices – angry voice or playful
voice.

We, the deaf, often cannot tell if it is playing or
fighting!

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

A hearing friend was introducing a friend to his deaf friend

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
This is Ape

The hearing person actually said:
This is Abe

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HIRING A CONSULTANT IN A MOVIE FOR NOTHING

From time to time Hollywood people hire Deaf Consultant

to work with directors and producers in a big filming
that involves a deaf actor.

And sometimes hiring the consultant is a waste of time
and waste of money.

Why? Because when filming is finished, the film editors
may cut out scenes that involve deaf actors!

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

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is the organization that represents judicial reporters and broadcast and CART captioners across the country. Members of NCRA have been meeting at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 10th through the 13th. The theme for the 2017 Annual Convention and Exposition is “Magic at your Fingertips!”

The largest annual gathering of court reporters, realtime captioners, scopists, legal videographers, trial presenters, and other legal services professionals, the convention and expo offers a wide range of continuing education seminars and social events. Highlights include the installation of NCRA’s 2017-2018 Board of Directors, the winner of the Distinguished Service Award, the results of the national speed and realtime contests, the announcement of scholarship and grant recipients, and top-notch speakers addressing the topics and issues relevant to today’s court reporters, captioners, legal videographers, students, and school officials.

The schedule is 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 are also specialized programs for students and instructors, as well as a two-day Certified Realtime Captioner Workshop.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Kim Robinson, who is deaf, is campaigning
for a seat on the Nelson Marlborough District
Health Board, which is in Marlborough,
New Zealand.
He stands a chance of winning the election.
It is not because he is a polished politician,
nor because he is extremely knowledgeable on
health-related issues.
It may be because he is the only candidate
to have signed up for that seat! Election
officials expected about 10-12 candidates
to sign up. Yet, none of them did, except
for Kim.
Pretty much reminds DeafDigest editor
of a deaf man who won the election for a
minor office only because he was the
only candidate! It took place about
30 years ago.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

At the Olympics in London, it was reported that several
deaf individuals were hired as security guards, especially
in the Tower of London area.

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DeafDigest – 11 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 11, 2017

 

— another deaf accomplishment with aircraft

A while ago, DeafDigest announced that a deaf
man, from Australia, received his commercial
pilot’s license. And now this – Zackary Kukorlo,
who is deaf and from Indiana, won his certificate
to become an aircraft mechanic, specializing
in powerplant. People of his skills are now
high in demand in the aircraft industry.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mechanic-aircraft/

 

— must get government permission to host a deaf sports tournament

A deaf sports organization wants to host the national deaf
women’s soccer tournament, but cannot to do so, without
seeking government permission! That nation is Nigeria.
This does not happen in USA and the rest of the world.

 

— making small town drivers happy

Silvana, Washington is a tiny town of just about 100
people that no one has heard of – but for years
these small down drivers were kept happy by
Willie Sneve, who was deaf and owned the town’s
only gas station. Drivers are never happy if
their tanks are empty and there are no gas
stations around in these small towns! Sneve
was honored one time as the Citizen of the
Year by the town.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf artist mysterious fame
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

8/06/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 10 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 10, 2017

 

— a perfect deaf truck driver

Do truck drivers drive perfectly? No, no such a
thing as a perfect car driver or even of a perfect
auto racer! Yet – Clint Homon, who is deaf, is
perfect. He is a student at the Commercial Driver’s
License program at the College of DuPage in
Illinois. He took exams on all aspects of
this course – and received a perfect score!
He said he was shocked about this perfect score.
Let’s hope he will get a high paying truck driving
job once he completes his course. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-truck-driving-student-with-perfect-scores/

 

— a big reason why some hearing people attend interpreted plays

There is a big reason why some hearing people attend
interpreted plays. It is not to learn ASL – but to
get fascinated by the moving beauty of these interpreted
signs – even if they don’t understand what these means.
It is the same as deaf attending a musical concert
and getting fascinated with conductor’s use of
hands – even though they do not hear music!

 

— a waste of money for captions

In New Zealand, the deaf have to fight to get movie
and TV captions. Yet the parliamentary proceedings
are captioned. Children’s programs are also
captioned. An activist complained that deaf adults
are stuck with no captions because they do not
watch parliamentary proceedings and also not
watching children’s programs!

 

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

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

8/06/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 09 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 9, 2017

 

— comment by interpreter about the deaf and music

An interpreter said:

We haven’t had a huge deaf community turnout,
mainly because music is not really in deaf
culture.

He was telling the reporter he is hoping to push
the musical arts for the deaf community.
A picture is at:

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

 

— these anonymous deaf donations

An anonymous person  made a $150,000
donation to help get Christian Academy for the Deaf
up and running in Waco, Texas. Some years way
back, Gallaudet received a multi-million
dollar anonymous donation. This shows there
are always generous benefactors in USA that
believe in the deaf.

 

— a comment about the deaf that dreamed of becoming doctors

A medical professional, who is not deaf, said he
knew that there were some deaf individuals that
wanted to become physicians, but were scared off.
Reason is the lack of accommodations by medical
schools to make things easier for deaf medical
students. Very sad.

 

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

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

8/06/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 08 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 8, 2017

 

— a different kind of a deaf-owned bar

    There is a new bar in Bogota, Colombia that is
deaf-owned.
   It is different – because while most patrons
are deaf, there are also many hearing patrons!
   Normally, hearing patrons do not come to
a deaf-owned bar becaue of lack of communications
and because of no hearing friends around.
   This bar – Sin Palabras Cafe Sordo,
translated as No Words Deaf Cafe, is said
to be one of Bogota’s hottest hangouts.
   A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-bar-in-colombia/

 

 

— still delivering pizzas on foot, not by car

DeafDigest ran a story on deaf Domino driver
Benjamin Houston, Flint, Michigan, who delivered
pizza to a customer on foot one mile away because
his car broke down in middle of this run. He
is still delivering pizzas, but on foot – at
least until he is able to get another car.
As a matter of unity among these Domino
drivers, three co-workers walked with him
on one delivery run. And local Flint
residents were so touched by his efforts
to deliver on foot, that they have, so far,
donated $11,000 to help him buy another
vehicle!

 

— an angry blog posting about handicapped parking space

Someone posted an angry blog regarding deaf people
using their disability as an excuse to get handicapped
parking spaces. He was referring to these able-bodied
deaf people. He said he heard excuses from the deaf
such as:

deaf people can’t hear burglars sneaking up on the

deaf people have been suffering, and they need a break

 

 

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

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

8/06/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 07 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 7, 2017

 

— deaf man getting commercial pilot license

Simon Rodman, who is deaf, has just obtained
his commercial pilot’s license. He is now
looking for a permanent job as a commercial
pilot. It is not happening in USA, which does
not allow the deaf to become commercial
pilots – because use of radio is required.
It is happening in Australia – but with an
important explanation. He uses a CI. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-commercial-pilot/

 

— deaf not same as disabled

A deaf leader, who did not want to be identified,
said that laws protecting the disabled and giving
them rights and needs are not the same as with
the deaf. This is an issue that many legislators
do not understand.

 

— deaf disagree with their militant deaf parents

A letter to the editor was posted in a newspaper.
It said there have been cases of deaf, of
militant deaf parents, opting for CI’s against
the wishes of their parents!

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— manager, fast food restaurant
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

8/06/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 06 August 2017

DeafDigest Gold – August 6, 2017

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Top stories about the deaf:

North Carolina Governor Cooper signed into
law, allowing deafness symbol on drivers’
licenses. It is, however, up to the deaf
to accept or to reject that option.

The Healthcare of Russia is saying that
a retinal prosthesis was recently implanted in a deaf-blind patient

The ministry of public safety in Zimbabwe is now requiring all of its police officers
to be bi-lingual or even tri-lingual
in 16 different national languages.
Deaf sign language is included in
that 16-language group.

Is there such a thing as a mind-controlled
hearing aid? Engineers at Columbia University in New York is working on this prototype.

In Carrot Bay, British Virgin Islands,
a top fisherman award was given to a deaf fisherman. They said he is one of
the town’s top fishermen.

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NDERSTANDING FRENCH SIGN LANGUAGE

DeafDigest editor is fluent with ASL. But can he understand
French Sign Language? No!

He was watching several deaf French people communicate in
FSL for a long time – and he did not understand what they were
talking about!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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DEAF LOST IN FRANCE; HEARING LOST IN FRANCE
Learning the bus system, the metro subway system, the railroad
system in France can be a big challenge.

Which is better – to be deaf in France and to depend on eyes to
follow directions, or to be hearing in France and to depend on
ears to follow directions?

No difference. Hearing people get lost in France; same as with the
deaf!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Going to medical appointments worries many of us who are DeafBlind.

The reason? Will there be an interpreter lined up to provide us with access
to communication or not?

Well, I was in this situation a few times in the past few years.

One day I went to my doctor as scheduled 4 months in advance.

I sat in the waiting room waiting for my interpreter so we could proceed to
check in.

After a long wait, I walked to the receptionist and we had no way to
communicate!

The frustrating part was that my ride would not return for one hour!

I went out and waited for my ride and caught up on my sun tan!

Recently, I had an appointment to see a physical therapy in the same
building.

I waited in the waiting room a long time.  I assumed they screwed up again!

The physical therapist came to me and started fingerspelling, saying “sorry,
we forgot to hire an interpreter”.

We proceeded with the appointment with him fingerspelling the whole time!

It was too much and too difficult but it killed my time till my ride
returned!

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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DeafDigest – 06 August 2017

DeafDigest Blue – August 6, 2017

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

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-scary-name/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3D-printing-hearing-aid/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

A magazine carried an article with this debate
– What Is normal? What Is Abnormal? Who Decides?
This magazine made reference to a baby created
genetically deaf years ago.

Deaf fans of the University of Nebraska
football team are pushing hard for scoreboard
captions. For some reason, the captions have
not been installed even though more stadiums
and arenas have this feature.

Eureka Springs City Council (Arkansas) may be
forced to move the site of its city hall meetings
elsewhere. Reason is that the city hall meeting
room is not ADA-compliant. This was a story
in a newspaper.

Dhruva Sharma, one of India’s most popular
deaf individuals, passed away under mysterious
circumstances. He was lauded for his career as
a member of India’s national deaf cricket team
and as an aspiring deaf actor, playing deaf roles
in these Bollywood movies.

Alumni associations seem to get stronger – only
after the schools close up for good. One such
closed school – Saskatoon School for the Deaf
(Canada) had a great turnout with members of the alumni at a recent reunion.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A FAMOUS DEAF ENTERTAINER WITH A SCARY NAME
The word Asphyxia is scary. It means choking the neck
to prevent the person from breathing. Well, there is
a famous entertainer whose name is Asphyxia. She is from
Australia and performs shows for the Grimstones, which
is a circus group that travels all over the world.

And she is deaf! She has been deaf all her life. She
performs everything – puppets, trapeze, hula hoops, etc.

Why Asphyxia? Do not know! Anyway, she is now writing a
book about her life.

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

In Mississippi, a deaf football fan and a hearing
football fan were talking about the past
Mississippi State University football teams.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
Sylvester Groom coached the team about 10 years ago

The hearing fan actually said:
Sylvester Croom (correct spelling) coached the team
about 10 years ago

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

3D PRINTING MAY HELP THE DEAF
DeafDigest mentioned that 3D printing cannot work with
CI – but it may help the deaf in another way. It may
print a “perfect” hearing aid mold – the one that never
whistles and never makes your ear feel sore.

We will have to wait and see if it really will work!

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

The 51st Intersteno Congress recently took place in Berlin, Germany, July 22 through 28, 2017.

According to its website, Intersteno is the worldwide federation of people, companies, professionals, and associations who use writing, typing, or voice techniques for producing text and reporting speeches, with the aim of processing communication, spreading information, and enabling public access to education and culture.

Intersteno organizes world championships of text production and speech capturing, and these competitions took place in Berlin. Team USA was well represented in Berlin, and realtime captioners and court reporters competed with people from around the world.

In the shorthand/speech capturing category for the chord keyboard, Team USA swept the gold, silver, and bronze medals. A member of Team USA also won the gold medal in the shorthand/speech capturing category for voice writing. This category is similar to the speed contests in which captioners and court reporters compete in the United States.

The next congress will take place in 2019 in Sardinia, Italy. For more information about Intersteno or the recent conference and competitions in Berlin, you can visit www.intersteno.org or www.intersteno2017.org.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The South Dakota School for the Deaf has
a new superintendent. It is Terry Gregersen,
a native of Washington, who will start work
on September 1st.
As a much younger man, Terry played
basketball for the Seattle Maico and the
East Bay clubs which appeared in several
national deaf basketball tournaments.
An interesting thing about Terry’s
team, the Seattle Maico. It was the first
predominately oral team to take part in a
national basketball tournament! It was
an interesting sight to see the Seattle
players communicate orally during time outs
whereas other teams communicated via ASL.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

If you are deaf and are not a citizen of India, and
you are arrested for a crime, the government of
India has no legal obligation to provide a sign
language interpreter for non-citizens!

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DeafDigest – 04 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 4, 2017

 

— seven hour deaf wait in hospital in Spain

A deaf man was admitted to an emergency room
in a hospital in Spain. The front desk knew
that the patient was deaf – but never bothered
to find an interpreter for him or to make sure
he would be admitted when his turn came up.
Instead the emergency room staff used a
loudspeaker and repeatedly shouted out his
name for — seven —- hours! This incident
hit the newspapers, much to the embarrassment
of the hospital! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/loudspeaker-in-spain/

 

— White House tells ADA web site projects to slow down

The Department of Justice, under direction of the
White House, is slowing down its enforcement
of ADA-complaint web sites. What this means
is that deaf-unfriendly web sites will continue
for some time. Not good news for us.

 

— confession by a famous deaf man

Deaf celebrity Nyle DiMarco has a confession –
that during the America’s Next Top Model
TV contest, he felt lonesome and out of
place while living in-house with other
contestants. No one wanted to mingle with
a deaf person. Fortunately he overcame
these feelings and became a worldwide
celebrity.

 

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

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

7/30/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 03 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 3, 2017

— Deafville near dye factory

In Valley Stream, NY, there was a Deafville
practically next door to a dye factory.
This factory added colors to clothing and
fabrics. Most of the employees at the dye
factory were deaf. And most of these deaf
employees lived in Deafville. They just
walked few steps to their jobs at the factory.
Deafville and the Dye Factory existed from
1910’s through 1940’s when both sites
closed up for good. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deafville/

 

— ASL-fluent Coda high chance of job (not interpreter)

Port Authority (which controls bridges, tunnels, airports,
etc between New York City and New Jersey is always
looking for new police officers fluent in different
languages. It was mentioned in a newspaper story
that applicants fluent with ASL are given high
priority during job interviews.

 

— a Sign Language scandal

A student at one university said that the sign language
dictionary is missing too many signs. Instead of
complaining about it, he went ahead and invented his
own signs that went into the Sign Language dictionary!
ASL dictionary (we have many of these in USA)? No,
it was the British Sign Language dictionary that a
student at University of Dundee is missing too many
signs. A scandal? Well, there was a complaint on a
blog.

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— fund raising unusual way
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

 

DeafDigest – 02 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 2, 2017

 

— famous person made an anti-deaf comment

Bobby Knight is a famous retired basketball coach.
He coached for many years at University of Indiana,
and many deaf fans in Indiana love him. Yet he
made an anti-deaf comment, mocking a deaf person
for his deafness at an event. Even though it took
place years ago, federal agencies are investigating it.
A picture is at:

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

 

— hearing fear of captions

Many of us have all kinds of fears. This is human.
But a fear of captions? A hearing person posted
on a blog of his fear of captions! He said that
captions distract him from following the movie
script! Weird fear? Yes!

 

— continuing with a big TV role

It was just announced that veteran deaf actress
Marlee Matlin has landed a big TV role with the
“Quantic TV series. What is the key to her
success? She was quoted as saying years ago
– just get a good agent! Do our other deaf
actors and actresses have good agents? Do
not know!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— analyst, criminal intelligence
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

 

 

DeafDigest – 01 August 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 1, 2017

 

A Starbucks store in Malaysia with all-deaf
barista staff is celebrating its one year
anniversary. All baristas must be trained
and must pass the Starbucks exams before
they can be hired. It took a long time for
these deaf baristas to be trained and to pass
their exams. But once they were hired they
became one of the best baristas around. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/training-the-baristas/

 

— a crime report in one police department

At Glen Ellyn, Illinois, the police department
reported a theft – of a hearing aid in a
car at a car wash place! Two puzzling questions;
why would the deaf person leave his hearing aid
in the car at a car wash? Also, how would it
be possible for car wash people to steal
hearing aids while the car is being washed?
Is it a strange theft?

 

— NCAA bad then good to Gallaudet

NCAA bad. Or NCAA good? In early 1970’s,
Bob Woodward played football at University
of Oregon, while becoming deaf. He left
Oregon, and enrolled at Gallaudet 5 years
later, and became Gallaudet’s best athlete.
The NCAA was not happy about the 5 year gap
and punished Gallaudet for letting
Woodward play. Now this – Faye Frez-Albrecht,
Gallaudet’s deaf-blind swimmer, angry over
being disqualified in a championship meet,
unable to see the race start, pushed
NCAA hard to allow Flashing Lights. NCAA
said yes – washing off the bad with
the good!

 

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

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

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

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