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Posts published in September 2017

DeafDigest – 29 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 29, 2017

 

— a reason for a prison lawsuit

The Nebraska prison system has been slapped with a
lawsuit, alleging lack of accommodations for
deaf inmates. The problem is not that wardens
wish to refuse accommodations, but that the
state prisons are so overcrowded, making
fair and just accommodations impossible!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/crowded-prison/

 

— deaf-blind owner of a cross-fit gym

Brandon Tucker is deaf-blind. He is the owner of
his cross-fit gym – CrossFit Feliciana, located
in Saint Francisville, Louisiana. There was a
newspaper story about him – he probably
functions as a hearing person, despite his
profound deafness.

 

— a fishy excuse

DeafDigest mentioned that a deaf man was refused
service at a Burger King drive-in in Columbus,
Ohio. The server who refused him service (and
lost his job for that reason) said:

We didn’t know you were deaf

It is fishy because the deaf driver handed him
his burger order on a piece of paper and it
was refused. Would a hearing driver write
down his order on a piece of paper at a
drive-in window?

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— racetrack photographer
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

9/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 28 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 28, 2017

 

– weird state law on interpreters

Iowa does not require licenses for spoken interpreting
in different languages for hearing immigrants (Spanish,
Arabic, Russian, Chinese, etc). Yet for ASL
interpreting it requires a license. And to apply
for a license ASL interpeters must pay $120.00.
There is a small loophole – ASL interpreters can
work for four years – with minimal supervision –
without having to apply for a license. But when
four years is up, it is a different story!
Making things worse is that the Iowa legislative
body have been avoiding this issue. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/legal-or-illegal-interpreters/

 

— Walmart manager suspends deaf-blind employee

Walmart is in hot water with the U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission. The Walmart store in Beloit,
Wisconsin suspended a deaf-blind employee, who was
employed for 16 years (with no problems). The
new Walmart manager didn’t like him, and suspended
him, saying he lacked paperwork that certified
him as deaf-blind. It was never a problem with the
previous managers! The Walmart corporate management
said the company does not allow discrimination and
is hoping to reach an agreement with EEOC and
with the deaf-blind employee.

 

— 342 year old deaf woman

A deaf woman at the age of 342? Well, people
tha love science fiction would know about the
“Electric Dreams” TV episdoes in Great
Britain. The latest episode involves
Irma, the 342-year old deaf woman that
is slowly approaching the last days of
her life!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— endless arguing over three key ADA words
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 27 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 27, 2017

 

— Burger King refuses to serve deaf at drive-in window

A Burger King outlet in Columbus, Ohio refused to serve
a deaf driver at the drive-in window. The server who
would not serve is no longer employed. The deaf driver
filed a formal complaint; Burger King gave him an
apology and a free meal. See the picture of the
refusal at:

http://deafdigest.com/burger-king-refusing-a-deaf-driver/

 

— a stranded deaf-blind student

Jasmine Fillmore, is a deaf-blind student at
University of Kansas. She is a member of the
Student Senate Rights Committee, and a
meeting was scheduled. The interpreter never
showed up! Volunter committee members had
to text her the meeting proceedings. The
university has not commented on why the
interpreter never showed up.

 

— ADA compliance not a priority with many police leaders

Alex Vitale, not deaf, is a a sociology professor
at Brooklyn College (NY). He said many police leaders
do not give a priority with ADA compliance. Something
to do with lack of understanding of deaf culture.
Doesn’t matter how many ADA workshops and ADA
seminars at police academies and with in-house
training sessions, ADA is still not a high priority.
Very sad and very concerning.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— first TV program with leading deaf character
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 26 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 26, 2017

 

— explaining pizza, monster and bear to the deaf audience

We already know about the story of a lifeguard, whose brother
is deaf, and wanted to help the deaf during the hurricane
in Florida. Not only he was not RID-certified, he really
didn’t now any sign language and just said “pizza, monster
and bear” while the speaker gave instructions on how to
evacuate. Why didn’t the Manatee County officials
ask for the lifeguard’s interpreting credentials
in the first place? See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/bad-interpreting-situation/

 

— 4 hours of training

A police academy spokesperson said that all police
recruits go through four hours of training on
how to deal with the deaf. And that during annual
workshops, all police officers are retrained.
Four hours! Enough or not enough? Do keep in mind
well trained police officers who may have never
encountered a deaf person in years may forget
what to do – even when he is being annually
retrained.

 

— a supermarket success story

Shoprite is a big supermarket chain in South Africa.
And there is a deaf success story. Philemon Lempe,
just 27 years old, is the general manager of a
Shoprite store in Lenasia, a city within the
metro Johannesburg metro area. What does he
do? Busy, busy and busy – all day – assigning
staff to different jobs in the store, picking
up trash off the floor, putting back cans that
customers picked up but left off elsewhere,
making sure all food items are stocked up
without running out and having to re-order,
throwing out food with expired dates,
making angry customers happy. Plus many
more. He always has his notepad and pen
with him when customers come to him.
His goal is to move up higher on the
corporate ladder.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Native American sign language vs ASL
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 25 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 25, 2017

 

— an ugly deaf-police incident in Olathe

Olathe is where Kansas School for the Deaf is
located, and people pretty much know about
the deaf. Maybe except the police! A former
resident of Olathe said his car stalled,
making the police officer angry. The driver’s
passenger was not deaf and the police officer
came over, and asked for interpreting. The
deaf driver told the officer that he had
to find an interpreter on his own. This
only got the officer angrier, pulling out
his gun. Tempers cooled. But the next day
a complaint was filed with the Chief
of Police and the Olathe Chief of Police
and the Police Committee for Citizens with
Disabilities. Yes, the complaint was
ignored without an apology. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/police-officer-is-angry/

 

— a deaf Member of Parliament lost her seat

Deaf MP Mojo Mathers, who served in the New Zealand
parliament for six years, has lost her seat. Her
Green Party won only seven seats in the recent
election. Mojo was ninth on the party’s list,
meaning first seven could only get parliament
seats. She is in the prcess of cleaning out
her office and looking at employment options.
As the MP she constantly fought for deaf
rights in New Zealand, and for that reason,
fellow MP’s didn’t like her!

 

— another city requires TV captions (but a loophole)

Rochester City Council (NY) passed a new rule requiring
businesses with TV sets to turn on the captions.
This is great – but there is a loophole! Businesses
can take down TV sets to avoid captions, and avoid
making hearing patrons angry! Just hope it never
happens. Deaf community in Rochester is that big.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Hearing genes in an all-deaf family
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 24 September 2017

DeafDigest Gold – September 24, 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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Old Fogey

Deaf Product Problem

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-deaf-product-problem/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cruel-deaf-punishment/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-to-job/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/biggest-asl-thrill/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/automatic-excuse/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— simple gestures that hearing don’t understand 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/green-logo-for-deaf/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf child was not able to find a school in Ohio
because two school districts refused to accept
him. For some reason Ohio School for the Deaf
was not mentioned as an option!

The government of the Philippines is cracking down
on TV networks that have been dragging their
feet re captioning of TV programs for the deaf.
The law was passed but not fully enforced until
just now.

A group of young deaf people of Costa Rica are
being trained for jobs in the tourist industry.
Such jobs are tourist guides, waiters and waitresses, park guards, housekeepers and bellboys.

There is a project in the Deaf Maryland Community
to video-interview deaf individuals pretty much
involved with the good old days of deaf
telecommunications (TTY machines is an example;
and other one was FCC not willing to get that
involved).

A brand new Deaf Health Clinic Team has been
set up at the University of Michigan Health System.
Yes, it helps that the doctor is deaf and the
support staff know ASL plus with interpreters.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING ASL STUDENT’S BIGGEST THRILL
What is the biggest thrill and also the
biggest dream of many hearing ASL students?
It is bumping into a deaf person and fully
communicating with him in ASL!

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

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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

AUTOMATIC EMPLOYER EXCUSE
A deaf person was job-seeking. He could
not find a job.
During one interview, the employer says
all employees must be able to communicate
with customers, and that a deaf person cannot
communicate.
The deaf person said he could write his
responses on paper or through relay service.
The employer’s automatic excuse:

Sorry, I cannot hire you.

It happened in Great Britain, where there
is no ADA. If the employer said the same
thing in USA, he will be sued.

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Preparing for legislation in Vermont requires advance planning.

I’m working to get SSP services funded by the State through legislation.

It is hard to get all DeafBlind people together and this requires many
interpreters!

I am doing something different and hope this will help convince the
legislators!

I will be traveling with an SSP and I will have collet testimonies via
video.

Then, I will edit it and get it ready to show to the Governor and the
legislators.

I hope this will work.  I have until January for the legislative session.

It is important to go to the Governor’s office and I hope he will add this
to his budget.

He has three tenets for his term and one is to serve the most vulnerable
Vermonters—have at it!

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

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

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

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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 – 24 September 2017

DeafDigest Blue – September 24, 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-not-know-accents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-cell-phone/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/united-captions/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/easy-lip-reading/

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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)
— gambling and the deaf http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/police-tablet-for-deaf/

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Top stories about the deaf:

New Mexico School for the Deaf signed an agreement with
the state Department of Health on working together with
the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program.

Oregon State University are saying they have made
giant strides towards gene therapy for deaf patients.
Something to do with tinkering with a large hearing-
essential protein.

A big issue among deaf prisoners in Texas is that
they cannot use the TTY machines for one simple
reason – it is so obsolete that practically no one
uses it any more!

Scientists are always looking for deafness connections
between deaf humans and animals. Barn owl has been
studied because this bird does not become deaf
while getting older. A team at University of Oldenburg in Germany wants to know why there is no such a
thing as a “Deaf Owl”!

Nevada State University is beginning a new interpreter
training program – with the goal of providing the
Las Vegas deaf community with enough interpreters.

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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

CAPTIONS ON UNITED AIRLINES
United Airlines that fly to Europe have captions
on some of their movies.
This is great – but what is not so great is
that most of their movies are not captioned.
Hearing people have more choices with their
movies; deaf choices are limited.

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

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Lip reading tale

A woman passed by while a deaf man was chatting
with a hearing man.

The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
This is truth

The hearing man actually said:
This is Ruth

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WORDS VERY EASY TO LIPREAD
A deaf person walking his dog can easily
lipread a little hearing girl asking:

Can I pet him?

If the little hearing girl said something
different, just forget it!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One of the most important pieces of equipment that every stenocaptioner owns is a steno machine. The machines that broadcast captioners and CART captioners use are the same machines that court reporters use.

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

Most new steno machines do not use paper. All the steno note information can now be stored electronically. Captioners really have no need for the paper notes, but some court reporters still insist on having the paper notes to maintain as their permanent record. The steno notes can be displayed on most steno machines and printed out if desired.

Captioners may have the same sorts of feelings about their steno machines as other people have about their cars. Some people upgrade every couple of years and want the latest and greatest with all the bells and whistles, while others keep theirs for years and just hate to part with them even when they have “lots of miles” on them.

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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:

Do the deaf have better taste than the hearing?
Do not know, declares DeafDigest – but this was
the issue brought up by writer Tim Carman, not
deaf, in the Restaurant Section of the Washington
City Paper, September 21st edition.
DeafDigest editor has a vice – fondness for
fine food at pricey restaurants. That being
said – there are many hearing diners that do not
know the difference between a great hamburger
and a bad hamburger – but – the same goes for
many deaf diners!
In other words, ability to hear or the lack
of it has nothing to do with determining the
quality of food – only the discriminating
tongue would.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Thomas Wheeler,
who departed us. A former resident of Huntsville, Alabama
and a former student at Alabama School for the Deaf, he
was an aeronautical engineer with the NASA. His list of
accomplishments is long, too much for this column.

Said an acquaintance:
He was a very bright and hard working man. Many respected him.

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— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

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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 – 23 September 2017

WORDS VERY EASY TO LIPREAD
A deaf person walking his dog can easily
lipread a little hearing girl asking:

Can I pet him?

If the little hearing girl said something
different, just forget it!

DeafDigest – 22 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 22, 2017

 

— bad news for deaf Uber drivers in one big city

Do we have deaf Uber drivers in London? If so,
then it is bad news. London has turned down Uber’s
license renewal. London said Uber is not the right
company to do business in the city because of
not providing safety to passengers. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bad-deaf-uber-news/

 

— the deaf of Florida

there was a discussion on a web site today. It
asked:

For Floridians with disabilities, a right to be rescued?

It said that when there are public announcement
warnings and sirens, the deaf do not know it.
Plus one joke interpreter two weeks ago.
This worries DeafDigest because there are several
large Deaf Communities in the state – South
Florida, St Augustine area, greater Tampa Bay
area and the Villages as well as several other
deaf communities. And even of the deaf of
the Key West. They deserve equal warning messages
that are given to their hearing neighbors.

 

— why is this happening in Oklahoma City?

A deaf man, who was mentally challenged, liked
to carry his steel pipe around while walking.
One cop didn’t like it and ordered him to
drop it. When the deaf man did not respond,
his neighbors screamed – he is deaf. Yet,
it did not stop the cop from shooting him.
It could happen to any of us – for innocent
reasons. A gesture. Not moving the car forward.
Moving towards the shirt pocket to get notepad
and pen. Moving towards the back pocket to get
the wallet. And so on. We have so many, so
many police workshops on how to deal with the
deaf. Yet, another deaf man is shot. Are
these workshops a joke?

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— reviving a dead sign language
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/17/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 21 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 21, 2017

 

— a fireman that always thinks about helping the deaf

Erik Bailey is a hearing fireman with the Walpole, MA
Fire Department. Few months ago he chaired the
first “Emergency Preparedness for the Deaf” seminar.
And every day, he discusses with his fire department
on how to help the deaf in more ways. He has an
important reason – his wife is deaf and has Usher
syndrome. He is even taking interpreting classes
at a local college. Wish we had more police,
firemen and emergency personnel that always think
of the deaf. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/fireman-always-thinking-about-deaf/

 

— full length featured deaf film

A new full length featured deaf film is coming
out – Hedy & Heidi – the lost sister. It
is produced by Thomas Otto-Bruc, who is deaf.
Deaf actress Heidi Branch plays two roles
in the movie – as deaf twins Hedy and Heidi.
We have deaf producers that produce short
length deaf films, but to produce a full
length featured film is quite an
accomplishment. DeafDigest strongly
suspects the film will remind movie
viewers of “Switched at Birth” which
was not a movie but a TV sitcom that
ran for several years.

 

— very angry deaf model

A popular chain of health clubs in South Africa is
Virgin Active. This chain places ads in the
national media – and one of the models is
Simone Botha Welgemoed. She is deaf. And she
is very angry – because in a photo shoot
her cochlear implant was photoshopped out
of these modeling pictures! South Africa
ashamed of their top deaf model? Apparently
so!

 

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

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

9/17/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 20 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 20, 2017

 

— hopefully a deaf blacksmith in “Forged in Fire”

“Forged in Fire” is a reality TV program about
nation’s best blacksmiths that compete against
each other for the best built knife. All serious
blacksmiths watch the program, hoping someday
to be able to compete as well as to possibly
learn new blacksmithing tricks! We have
a deaf blacksmith – Norman “Buddy” Thomas
of Quapaw, Oklahoma. He is a part-time
blacksmith, working evenings at his home.
He has been honing his skills for twenty
years and some of his knives sell for
nearly $500. DeafDigest hopes he will
appear on the reality TV program and
bring home a cash prize! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-blacksmith-working-on-new-knife/

 

— never again staying home during a Florida hurricane

Two deaf women decided to stay home and to withstand the
impact of Hurricane Irma. Never again they said. While
their house was not damaged, staying at home was scary.
They were not able to hear anything, not even getting
emergency news in ASL. They said they will go to a
hotel next time. Why did they stay home? They didn’t
want to abandon their two dogs and one cat.

 

— a courtroom trick

some hard of hearing people, involved in a courtroom
case, would quietly take off their hearing aids –
and then complain that they are too deaf to understand
the proceedings! Many judges are aware of this trick.

 

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

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

9/17/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 19 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 19, 2017

 

— a deaf woman on The Undateables TV program

The Undateables is a popular reality TV program
in Great Britain. Pretty much the same theme
as some of these “boy meets girl” TV programs
in USA. Anyway, Kaia, a young deaf woman with
great cooking skills, was introduced to a young
hearing man on a first date. He made it a point
to learn simple signs such as “Nice to meet you”
in an effort to win her heart. While his signing
was awkward and clumsy, Kaia was thrilled that
he tried to use signs to reach out to her.
Will this lead to second and third dates and
so on? We don’t know yet. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-british-woman-on-dating-reality-tv-program/

 

— Lyft is helping deaf drivers

Lyft is locked into a bitter competition with
Uber. And Lyft is coming up with ideas that
will be helping deaf drivers.

New ideas are:
— flashing lights on text phones and flashlight
— app that says “New Ride”
— auto text to tell hearing passengers that driver is deaf
— sign language tutorial “hello” and “thank you”

When will these come into deaf Lyft cars? Not right now
but soon.

 

— an useless interpreter

A deaf woman attends classes at one of these southwestern
universities. Her major is English and she is a senior.
She never uses interpreters for one reason – she does
not know how to sign. She said she is trying to learn
how to sign – but there is no one on the campus for
her to learn and to practice with. It was written up
for a story in the campus newspaper. Is she happy
or unhappy at the university? This issue was not
brought up in the story.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— ten Deaflympics gold medals stolen
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/17/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 18 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 18, 2017

 

— deaf driver and blind passenger

A deaf Uber driver picked up a blind passenger.
At first communication was awkward, as the blind
passenger realized the driver was deaf. What
helped were these apps (VoiceOver iOS, Android
TalkBack and wireless braille display). At
the end of the ride, both men shook hands.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/uber-communications/

 

— learning how to look for lost deaf hikers

Many deaf people like to hike through the hills
and the mountains. Just like hearing hikers, a
few deaf hikers get lost, requiring a search
group. Law enforcement officers from 12
different agencies in Utah and Arizona
had a workshop to learn how to find lost
deaf hikers. Two deaf actors were hired to
play the role of lost deaf hikers!

 

— a deaf crook in Great Britain

A deaf man, a house builder in Great Britain,
is a crook. He took money for home improvement
jobs that he never completed. He said:

The courts can’t do anything to me because I’m
deaf. I’m too clever for them.

 

DeafDigest hopes he will be arrested and
brought to justice some day soon.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— defining a hard of hearing person (simple explnation)
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/17/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 17 September 2017

DeafDigest Gold – September 17, 2017

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

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Meeting a Deafie

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mcdonalds/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cruel-deaf-punishment/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-job-to-job/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— one of top backgammon players in world was deaf http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Tanzania Association for the Deaf has started
a campaign to create national awareness on the
rights and needs of the deaf.

Color-coded sounds to help the deaf follow
the noise on the streets? This is what
a team of engineers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design is coming up with.
Different colors on the computer would
indicate which sound it is coming from
(ie truck nose, motorcycle noise, ambulance
siren, police siren, etc).

The Arizona Commission of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
is now celebrating its 40th year in business.

Sign Language has become one of the official
languages of Sri Lanka.

Because of declining enrollment, the Singapore
School for the Deaf has shut down.

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A CRUEL DEAF PUNISHMENT
A deaf employee in the federal government did not get
along with other employees and with the supervisor.

The deaf employee was right on many issues. But the
hearing people hated the deaf employee.

The deaf employee was given a cruel punishment. He
was transferred to a new office – without windows,
and all by himself with no one to talk to. And
to make things worse, no work assignments.

He was told – just come to work. Sit in the office
and do nothing.

The deaf employee quit.

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

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

DEAF STAY IN ONE JOB OR JUMP FROM JOB TO JOB
Many deaf people find a job and stay with it for
many years. It is always a fear of not finding a new
job if he quits his long job.

Many hearing people jump from one job to job; they
are called job-hoppers or job-jumpers.

Who is right? Stay in one job and suffer from bad
bosses and bad employees or to quit and hope to find
another new job?

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Last week, I told you about my plans to travel to Oregon and about organizing my suitcase.

I arrived at the Dulles airport in Washington, DC. with my SSP.

Then when I got off my plane, an airport employee greeted with a wheelchair along with my name typed into an iPad.

Can you imagine without a SSP? I cannot read my own name!

I would be most likely to disturb the people traffic.

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 – 17 September 2017

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-important/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-accents/
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Top stories about the deaf:

In Malaysia, low pay is the reason for the difficulty
in hiring interpreters. This is what one activist
has complained.

The Rhode Island Association of the Deaf has filed
a lawsuit, accusing Lifespan of discrimination for
not providing interpreters for deaf patients in hospitals.

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind is facing a
drop of $330,000 from the state budget. If this
happens then some positions will be cut.

In Liberia, a deaf organization accused
the National Elections Commission of bypassing
the deaf, thus violating the United Nations Convention on the rights of persons living with disabilities.
They say that Liberia does not train deaf leaders on
how to help the other deaf during the election.

In Tamil Nadu (India), six of every 1,000 children
are deaf. A physician said these deaf births
would have been preventable if proper medical
procedures were followed.

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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/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A MYSTERY DURING TV MOVIE THAT DEAF DON’T KNOW ABOUT
Many deaf people love to watch captioned movies
on TV.
There is a mystery about it that deaf people don’t
know about.
For example – there was a movie about a family
in Ireland. A woman, from Buffalo, NY, moved to
Ireland and fell in love with an Irish man.
The actress who played the role of a Buffalo
woman was born in Ireland.
A hearing person watching the movie would know
about these different accents, and think the plot
is a fake.
A deaf person would not know it.

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

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Lip reading tale

A deaf person thought a hearing person said:
Look at the rice on the farm grounds property

Deaf person is puzzled as the farm grounds does
not grow rice

Hearing person actually said:
Look at the rise on the farm grounds property

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A LOST DEAF CELL PHONE
When a hearing loses his cell phone in his
home, he uses another telephone to ring up the
number. When he hears the ring, he tries to locate
the lost cell phone.
When a deaf person loses his cell phone, it is
too bad!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-cell-phone/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One of the reasons for some of the captioning bloopers that we see is
because stenocaptioners write words phonetically rather than letter
by letter as a typist would type words.

Court reporters, CART providers, and stenocaptioners all use the same type of steno machines with the same keyboard. Before the days of realtime translation, court reporters could just write words that sounded the same in the same way phonetically, and then they would figure it out when they were transcribing it.

For instance, a court reporter might write the words “there,”
“their,” and “they’re” in the same way on the steno machine.
This would be called a “conflict.”

They would enter the steno into their dictionary and then define it with the English for all three words. It might look like “there/their/they’re” when it came up on the computer screen.

When editing the transcript, the court reporter could just type a “1,” “2,” or “3” when the cursor was on the conflict, and the proper word would appear in the transcript.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Learning Center for the Deaf Children, Framingham,
MA, is no more!
It becomes The Learning Center for the Deaf Inc,
effective immediately.
Why the name change? As Michael Bello, TLC director
said the kids hated to be identified as “children.”
This is not all – the TLC will be renaming the
schools on their other campuses in Framingham and
Randolph.
Joked Bello “Probably much more information than
you ever wanted or needed”

note:
the school changed its name again – to Marie Philip
School. The change took place three years ago.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Is Netflix going to settle? They have told the judge
they may work something out as far as video captioning
is concerned. As a result, the judge applied the brakes
on the lawsuit, seeing if it all works out. If it does
not work out, then the lawsuit proceeds. As always,
just stay tuned.

note:
all Netflix videos are captioned. Watching Netflix
videos has now become popular with the deaf.

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DeafDigest – 15 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 15, 2017

 

— insurance company starts video relay service

An insurance company has started a video relay service
for the deaf. Sorry, it is not Geico. It is Sompo
Insurance Inc – in Japan! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/insurance-video-relay-service-needed/

 

 

— rare politician that actually helps the deaf

Kevin Dumas, not deaf, is campaigning to become the
mayor of Attleboro, MA. In a newspaper letter to
the editor, a deaf writer praised Dumas, saying he
introduced himself to him. After that:

— Dumas ordered city public works to plow the snow
off the deaf person’s home driveway

— the deaf person was injured in a fall in front
of his house; Dumas immediately sent an ambulance

— a flood came in front of the deaf person’s house;
Dumas sent public works people to install a sewer
drain in front of the house

Many mayors give false promises to the deaf; Dumas
didn’t!

 

— free captioned-movies online service is convicted

The Undertexter, an online service which offers
free movie captions for viewing, has been
convicted of copyright violations. Hollywood filed
a legal lawsuit in 2013 against Undertexter.
Four years later, a court in Sweden ruled
Undertexter guilty. The Undertexter CEO thought
he wasn’t doing any crime, but the Swedish
court disagreed. Undertexter is now out of
business.

 

Latest deaf jobs
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Branch Office, National Association of the Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 14 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 14, 2017

 

— baby born in amazing way for deaf parents

Caroline Wilson, a deaf woman, was expecting
a baby. She suddenly went into labor, and
her deaf husband Jamie, tried to rush her
to the hospital. It was too late; they
had to pull over to a gas station to
contact the wife’s sister via Facetime.
The sister was able to explain how to
deliver the baby with the husband’s
assistance. The mother and the child
are now doing fine. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/facetime-baby-delivery/

 

— reason deaf hate Video Remote Interpreting

Deaf people hate Video Remote Interpreting
(VRI) but hospitals love it. Why do deaf people
hate VRI? As explained by a deaf patient,
if he does not understand medical terminology
as explained by the doctor, explaining again
via VRI only continues the misunderstanding.
Face to face interpreting would clarify it
much quicker whereas VRI may not!

 

— most popular astrologist in Myanmar

Myanmar, a nation in Southeast Asia,
had an astrologist who was popular.
It was Daw Swe Swe Win, a deaf woman.
She was so popular that the nation’s most
important people came to her for advice
and counseling. She passed away just
recently.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Deaf pageant act without music
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 13 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 13, 2017

 

— a deaf T-Shirt at the hearing Olympics

Just go to:
http://deafdigest.com/powerful-t-shirt-message-at-hearing-olympics/

and see what it is all about!

 

— Film Festivals discriminate against the deaf

Many cities host Film Festivals every year. Many,
but not all, discriminate against the deaf – for
one reason – no captions! This is what one
deaf Film fan complained.

 

— a new word to describe deafness

A newspaper headline today said:

Woman suffers from extreme hearing loss

Extreme hearing loss? Same thing as
profound deafness? Seems newspaper
reporters never run out of different
words to describe deafness!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— McCay Vernon, remembering him
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 12 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 12, 2017

— our busy interpreters

One interpreter said “we’re swamped.” He was talking
about emergency weather stations needing interpreters
during this Hurricane Irma. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/our-busy-interpreters/

 

— street vendors selling something surprising

selling stuff on the streets is illegal in
Saudi Arabia. Police officers go after these
street vendors, and not only arrest them but
confiscate good they were selling. One such
illegal item is hearing aids! Guess it is cheaper
for people with hearing loss to purchase hearing
aids on the street as compared to paying top
prices at hearing aid dealerships.

 

— deaf woman is a TV news reporter

Elena LaQuatra, who is deaf but functions as a
hearing person, is a TV news reporter with the
WJET-TV station in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her
deafness was mentioned in a newspaper story today.
She was a former Miss Pennsylvania but did not
win the Miss USA pageant.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Russian tour by Big Four
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

 

DeafDigest – 11 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 11, 2017

 

— deaf community angry over interpreter that knows some ASL

The Hurricane Irma has hit the Tampa Bay area pretty
much badly. Deaf people were glued to Tampa Bay Fox
TV channel 13 for hurricane updates. It did not help
that the on-screen interpreter “knew some ASL.”
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-signing-the-word-hurricane/

 

— a tweet that reveals tweeter’s ignorance

posted on a web site was a tweet that asked:

How do you call 911 if you’re deaf?

 

— a picture taken of a sleeping deaf man

Someone took a picture of a deaf man that was
sleeping in his passenger seat on a rapid
transit ride in Kochi City (India). That
picture was posted on the social media,
mocking the sleeping deaf man. The city
police department was not amused and
arrested the photographer, and this
case will go to trial!

 

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mid-week-news/20170911/

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

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

9/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-job-of-the-day/

DeafDigest – 10 September 2017

DeafDigest Gold - September 10, 2017
 
Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusedwaiters/

This week's ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mcdonalds/ 

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Barry's collections of past articles (with today's update)
-- hard to fill deaf jobs
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Top stories about the deaf:

For the first time, the big Burning Man week in
the Black Rock Desert in Nevada gave
accommodations for the deaf in attendance.

A deaf service agency in Surrey, Great
Britain, is embarking on a campaign
to urge all medical personnel to 
accommodate deaf patients on their
communication needs.

Are audiologist jobs being threatened because
of the new law allowing over the counter hearing
aids in pharmacies?  Or are the future of
audiologists bright according to a survey
by the New York State Department of Labor?

The shelters in Antigua and Barbuda are
not deaf-friendly - meaning no interpreters.
This was the comment made by the president
of the Antigua and Barbuda Association for 
Persons with Disabilities, keeping in mind
Hurricane Irma.

David Eagleman, not deaf, is a professor at
Stanford. He has come up with a vest that
says could help the deaf to hear better.
Another better mousetrap?

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This week's ASL video in youtube

A PERFECT SPEECH TRICK 
Many deaf people cannot speak well. But many 
hearing people think some of these deaf people can speak very well. 

There is a trick. Some words are difficult to be pronounced; some 
words are easily pronounced. The smart deaf person would communicate 
with the hearing by only using words that are easy to pronounce, 
and by avoiding hard to pronounce words. 

Growing up in New York, DeafDigest editor graduated from Charles Evans 
Hughes High School. It was hard to pronounce the high school name. 
Luckily, the high school changed its name from Textile HS to Charles 
Evans Hughes High School. 

Many people knew about the old Textile HS, and it was much easier 
to pronounce Textile than to pronounce Charles Evans Hughes. 

This is the pronunciation trick that fooled hearing people.

This week's ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-tricks-of-the-deaf/

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

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

MENU FOR DEAF AT MCDONALD'S 
This is a true story. 

A deaf person drove past a McDonald's place and saw 
the sign that said "special menus for the deaf." 

Curious, he drove to the window counter and asked for the deaf menu. 

The woman behind the counter gave him a Braille menu 
for the blind! 

Seems McDonald's gives Braille menus to blind drivers 
at the window counter?

This week's ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mcdonalds/

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Rene Pellerin's Corner:


Packing for my travels requires being very organized!

My wife is not coming with me this time!

My wife set up matching clothes for each day.

I arranged everything in the suitcase to be sure it 
all stayed organized.

One issue I encountered in the past was that the airport TSA 
went through my suitcase.

That could mismatch my wardrobe!  

Drat!








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 – 10 September 2017

DeafDigest Blue – September 10, 2017

Blue Edition
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/highsalarydemand/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dyinglanguages/

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

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-football-player-becomes-police-officer/

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Top stories about the deaf:

According to a survey, it takes Australians up to
ten years of continuing hearing losses before
they accept their own deafness!

The New Zealand Human Rights Commissioner said
that the refusal of a TV station to provide
interpreters for a debate among election
candidates is discriminatory. The TV
station still won’t budge.

In Georgia (the nation, not the state in USA), the
Central Election Commission has launched a video
service to respond to questions and concerns
by deaf voters.

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
said that in the Northern Territory, high
incidence of deafness among aborigines has
led them to a life of misery.

An article in a recent edition of The Atlantic,
it said that 14 Black Deaf Americans hold
doctorates.

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A MYSTERY ASL ON A TV PROGRAM Few years ago, a leading character used ASL for a short time on a TV program.

Puzzled, DeafDigest editor researched the TV show on the web site to find out why was the actor using ASL.

There was no real reason for it; there were no deaf characters on the show; there was no deaf plot on the show; nothing at all related to deafness.

Why ASL?

Sometimes scriptwriters would put it in the show for no reason at all!

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

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Lip reading tale

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
I bought a card

The hearing person actually said:
I bought a cart

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SAYING SOMETHING IMPORTANT OR NOT IMPORTANT A deaf person drove his car to the car inspection station.

After the inspections were done, the inspector said something that was impossible to understand.

The deaf person was concerned. He only wanted his car to pass inspection. Was the inspector saying something?

The deaf person was going to hand him a pen and pad to ask him to write out what he was saying. But just before he gave him the pen and pad, he read the inspection report.

It said: passed

The deaf person immediately drove away, glad that his car passed the inspection, but at the same time was wondering if the inspector was really saying something important?

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people may not realize that most realtime broadcast captioning and remote CART services are provided from captioners’ homes. In the early days of captioning, captioners worked from the offices of the large captioning companies, but more and more captioners have begun working from their homes over the last 25 years. Captioners need home offices with the proper equipment and backup systems in place to assure reliable coverage.

Probably the most important element in a captioner’s home office is electrical power. Depending on where a captioner lives and what sort of backup is in place with other captioners to cover assignments, a captioner may need an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in case of a power failure.

This will keep the captioner’s equipment running for 15 to 30 minutes, which should be enough time to notify another captioner to take over the assignment.

If a captioner does not have another captioner who could quickly take over in an emergency, he or she will need to keep captioning for a longer time in the event of a power outage. Then a generator might be necessary.

If a captioner is captioning a news broadcast for a California station where the weather is beautiful, it would be hard to explain to the viewers that the captions were interrupted because of a hurricane in Florida.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Someone posted a prank announcement on one of
the deaf-related yahoogroups. It portrayed to be
a posting from the president of the Illinois
Association of the Deaf, “announcing” his
resignation. It was a forged posting by someone
else.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Parents of deaf children that attended the now-closed
Detroit Day School for the Deaf had been picketing the
building, protesting the program shutdown. The police
came and broke up the sit in. After some resistance
the parents left.

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DeafDigest – 08 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 8, 2017

 

— British Airways takes away guide dog from deaf-blind woman

Hard to believe but it happened with British
Airways at Heathrow Airport in London. The
airline personnel took away the guide dog that
belonged to deaf-blind passenger Molly Watt.
They said her paperwork with the guide dog
was incomplete. Molly was very upset, saying
they took her “eyes” away from her. It took
her two days to get her dog back. The
airline headquarters apologized to her and
“promised” it will never happen again.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/guide-dog-taken-away-from-deaf-blind-woman/

 

— an insult during debate at UCLA

There was a debate at UCLA about the capabilities
of the deaf – or – in other words what the
deaf cannot do. A debater said:

There are things disabled people simply cannot do.
No one in a wheelchair can play regulation football,
and no one born deaf can fully appreciate a symphony

A fact or an insult? Remember this famous saying
that the deaf can do anything except to hear!

 

— hearing student protesting being placed in deaf school

Akuramaa Berlinda, a hearing student, was placed in
a deaf school by the area board of education that
used computer software to automatically place
students at different schools.

This angry student said:

I’m not deaf, why place me in a school for the deaf?

This placement was a result of faulty software. It
could happened in Ghana!

 

 

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

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

9/03/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 07 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 7, 2017

 

— 100th birthday of deaf man who won a great honor

Not too many deaf people know who John Conforth
was. He was deaf, and won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
in 1975. Born in Australia before moving to
Great Britain, he won the award for his work
with the atoms. Later, he became a British
Knight. He passed away in 2013, and if he was
still living, he would be 100 years old.
One more thing – while growing up he liked
to do chemical experiments in the family
laundry room! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/nobel-prize-winning-deaf-chemist/

 

— a press release that gives false praise

A public relations agency distributed a press release.
DeafDigest didn’t like it. It “celebrated” the
50th anniversary of the “Ironside” program
(1967) where a non-disabled actor (Raymond Burr)
played a wheelchair character. It said it
was the first time in the acting industry
that a disabled role was the leading role.
The producer never bothered to cast a
wheelchair actor for that wheelchair role.
Also, the “Johnny Belinda” movie (1948)
came up before the “Ironside” program (1967).
It cast a hearing actress in a deaf role.
Same thing – non-disabled and non-deaf
in disabled and deaf roles!

 

— angry senator asks an angry question

The White House nominated Eric S. Dreiband
for the top position in Justice Department’s
civil rights division. Dreiband said while
at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
he won a settlement for a deaf man who
applied for a job as dishwasher and
was refused an interview. A very angry
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode
Island, asked Dreiband if he would have
pursued the case if the rejected applicant
was hearing, not deaf!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— jailed two years despite court dismissal
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/03/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 06 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 6, 2017

 

— an almost fake-hearing aid scandal

There is a scandal going on right now with Boston
Red Sox, using an electronic device, while stealing
signals from New York Yankees. There was a picture
that caused much curiosity. It looked like a
fake-hearing aid. Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/looks-like-fake-hearing-aid/

 

— no captions in Orlando while awaiting Irma

posted on a blog was the comment that a certain
TV station in Orlando, Florida does not
show captions on its weather reports. Yes,
there is streaming of news, but the full
reports are not captioned! Will the FCC
go after that offending TV station?

 

— an ex-member of Royal family fluent in sign language

Princess Mako, a member of the Japanese royal family,
has been fluent in Japanese Sign Language. Soon
she will become an ex-member. Japanese law does not
allow royal family members to marry non-royal people.
She plans to marry her boyfriend, and will be
forced to step down from the Royal Family. This may
mean we no longer have any royal family members
anywhere in the world fluent in sign language.

 

 

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

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

9/03/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 5, 2017

 

— angry choice for deaf

Do you prefer captions over interpreters?
Or do you prefer interpreters over captions?
Deaf people in New Zealand are angry. They
wanted a TV program to be interpreted.
The TV station said no – saying they will
provide captions. What is your choice?
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/choice-for-deaf-community/

 

— hearing aid not allowed

In Turkey, a deaf woman was not allowed to wear
her hearing aid while visiting her husband
who was in prison.

 

— deaf site-manager of a national park

In a remote part of Nebraska, there is the
Hudson-Meng Education & Research Center.
This facility researches the history of
the bison. The site manager is Ryan
Means. He is deaf. It is not known if
he uses sign language or functions as
a hearing person.

 

 

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

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

9/03/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 04 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 4, 2017

 

— a Deaf Hip-Hop controversy

There is a controversy regarding deaf people that
love Hip-Hop and ASL interpreters that interpret this
music on stage. There was a hot debate on a Facebook
page, saying that Hip-Hop can never be properly
interpreted! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/elements-of-hip-hop/

 

— one of the best bakeries in Colorado

Zetta Marie’s Patisserie in Loveland, Colorado
has been considered to be one of the best
bakeries in Colorado. The owner – Rosetta
Marie Stevenson is deaf, and a graduate
of Maryland School for the Deaf. She bakes
“everything” – cookies, cupcakes, cakes and
other sweets. Said a deaf resident of
Colorado:

I have heard many good things about
the place and I hope to go one day

 

— The White House picks Gallaudet

The White House has picked Gallaudet for a role
in government. Gallaudet University? No,
it is Rear Admiral Timothy Gallaudet picked
as the assistant secretary of commerce for oceans
and atmosphere. Is Timothy Gallaudet related
to the famous Gallaudet family? Do not know.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— interviewer can ask and cannot ask
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

9/04/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 04 September 2017

DeafDigest Gold - September 3, 2017

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

America's Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Old Fogey

Classroom Punishment

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-classroom-punishment/

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Last week's ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-come-gesture/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-music-sports/

This week's ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fakingdeafness/ 
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusedwaiters/

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Barry's collections of past articles (with today's update)

Little Paper Family
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Sunday's Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-booth-at-trade-fair/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Augusta Health, a facility in Fishersville, VA
said that giving the deaf an interpreter instead
of Video Remote Interpreter, is possible as
long as they pre-register for medical 
appointments. Emergencies, however, is another
issue.

A dispute is ongoing between Southern University's
Elder Law Clinic and the family of a deceased
woman regarding her will. The deceased was
deaf and did not fully understand what was
being put into the will.

The alumni of Ohio School for the Deaf is angry.
They are demanding voice and input in the state's
selection of the next superintendent, saying
the state does not listen to them.

James Boyle, a young deaf British man, was told
all this life that his deafness would make him
a failure. He would not listen and in fact
has created his own online clothing store.
He said he has been a success so far.

Montana is broke and must cut the state
budget an additional ten percent. Exempt
from this order is Montana School for the
Deaf and Blind.

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This week's ASL video in youtube

REALLY DEAF OR FAKING DEAFNESS? 
There are a few Codas that sign very smooth ASL, 
and tell people they are deaf.

But many deaf people think they are hearing and 
try to fool us as being deaf.

Why? Always a mystery.

This week's ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fakingdeafness/

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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

THE CONFUSED WAITERS 
It is not an easy job being a waiter at a busy 
restaurant. Waiters are responsible for their own 
tables. They are always looking at the tables to 
see if patrons ask them for gestures – such 
as more water, refill the drink, need fork, 
want to pay check, etc.

When they serve ASL patrons, then their signs 
could be confusing. Sometimes the waiter would 
come to them thinking a deaf person asked him 
for something.

From time to time DeafDigest editor, signing 
in ASL, would have waiters come to him, thinking 
he wanted something.

Can be confusing!

This week's ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusedwaiters/

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Rene Pellerin's Corner:



I walk 4 miles 5 days a week to keep the doctor away!

The challenge is to cross a busy road with no sidewalk or 
cross walk!

It shocks me to see so many cars just zoom by at a high speed.

The other day, a vehicle on the other side of the road stopped 
to let me cross.

But on my side, cars just zoomed by in high speed!

See you tomorrow or maybe not???



It has been years advocating for crosswalk to no luck

Is the Vermont highway department waiting for me to be 
the next roadkill?






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 – 04 September 2017

DeafDigest Blue - September 3, 2017

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Last week's ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-total-communications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-fax-machine/

This week's ASL videos in youtube 
http://deafdigest.com/videos/highsalarydemand/ 
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dyinglanguages/

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http://deafdigest.com/asl-fingerspelling-vs-fsl-fingerspelling/

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Top stories about the deaf:

There is a push in Utah to have the Martha Hughes Cannon
statue to be erected in Washington, DC. While she
was not deaf, she pushed for the rights and needs
of the deaf. She passed away in 1932.

In an effort to reach out to the deaf community,
the Albuquerque (NM) police offices have
offered to have sit-down cup of coffee sessions
with these deaf residents.

Presidency College (in India) has not paid
teachers of the deaf for the past four months.
These teachers are angry.

At the Rwanda International Trade Fair, one of the
leading vendors, operating her own booth is
Diane Niyonkuru. She is deaf and sells vases,
clothing, jewelry, bags and other stuff.
She communicates via gestures and written
notes, haggling over prices.

A hot issue going on a web site is about
eradicating the deafness gene, hinting the
burden would be on deaf parents that embrace
the Deaf Culture.

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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

HOW TO KILL A JOB INTERVIEW?

This is a true story. A national deaf organization 
was advertising for a job as a receptionist/typist.

One hearing woman, ok with her ASL signs, demanded 
a very high salary. It was almost equal to the 
deaf organization CEO's salary.

Of course, she did not get the job.

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

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was talking with a deaf person

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I caught a pass  (talking about football)

The hearing person actually said:
I caught a bass  (talking about fishing)

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This week's ASL video in youtube

A DYING LANGUAGE AND THE DEAF PERSON 
The world has over 6,000 languages and linguists 
feel that by year 2100, there will be just 600 
languages left.

This is why linguists race to interview old 
people that speak rare languages – before these 
people die.

Some languages only have 2 or 3 speakers left.

One language in Alaska and another language in 
Nepal only have one speaker each. And both of them 
are late deafened. Makes it very hard for linguists 
to interview them because of their deafness.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As you are considering whether to use remote CART or onsite CART in a high 
school or university setting, you will find that remote CART also has many 
advantages.

For remote CART, the student would bring a laptop into the classroom and 
connect via the Internet with a CART captioner who is located at some 
other location. There would be a microphone or microphones in the 
classroom so that the CART provider could hear what is going on over a 
phone line or Internet connection.

One of the advantages of remote CART is that it is sometimes more 
affordable because you do not have the travel time and setup involved as 
you would with onsite CART.

If a student is moving from classroom to classroom, sometimes remote CART 
is easier because the CART captioner does not have to move all of the CART 
equipment from one location to another location. Everything onsite is done 
by the student, so there is no outside person involved onsite.

Another advantage is if you do not have an experienced CART captioner in 
your area, any CART captioner anywhere in the country could cover the 
assignment. This could be especially helpful in a rural area where there 
are no CART captioners.


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Are we seeing a new trend in interpreting?
It is called Document Sight Translation. Already
some groups are giving workshops in that new
specialty.
    What is this all about? Not really quite sure
but it may be something to do with things that
we see are things that need to be interpreted.
    Things like medical history, a signed contract,
an employment application - all need to be
interpreted for the benefit of the deaf client.


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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The incompetent interpreter hired for the state job in
Arkansas is no longer an interpreter. She has been
reassigned to a job as a vocational rehabilitation
counselor - in the very same agency that "hired" her.
Said director Bill Walker:

I believe that I made a mistake in hiring her for the
interpreter position


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DeafDigest – 01 September 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 1, 2017

 

— a surprise Starbucks story

Starbucks said they have about 50 deaf baristas
all over USA. To honor these baristas, Starbucks
came up with green aprons that show these A-B-C
fingerspelled letters. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/special-deaf-apron/

 

— Deaf Fake News

A deaf kid became hearing in Great Britain when
his mother opened a bag of potato chips. This
is what many British newspapers reported – but
is it real or fake news?

 

— Snickers candy best for deaf athlete’s health

Can we eat 14 Snickers candy bars every day? Well,
Derrick Coleman, who is deaf and plays football
for Atlanta Falcons, eats that many candy bars
every day. Will it help him make the final roster
for the 2017 season? We shall wait and see!

 

 

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