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Posts published in October 2017

DeafDigest – 31 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 31, 2017

 

— ADA? Don’t know how to fix it

A newspaper reporter wrote:

You can’t fix what you don’t know

This was in reference to fixing things up to
make these ADA-compliant. The reporter was
not pointing his finger at the hearing
world, but at the deaf for not specifically
telling the hearing exactly what they
want it to be fixed! Hearing people know
about captions and interpreters and
video relay services – but not about
things such as location of the fire
alarm signaller? A hearing employer may
set up the signaller on the wall behind
the deaf person’s work desk or at a
far away location that the deaf person
cannot see out of his eyes!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/do-not-know/

 

— Procter & Gamble says ads for deaf too expensive

Procter & Gamble sells many things. But the company
is not too eager to make their ads deaf-friendly.
The company even said making ads for the deaf is
too expensive for them (one of the world’s
biggest corporations making billions of dollars
every year in sales). Difficult to figure them
out!

 

— American student frustrated at Canadian college

McGill University is one of the best universities
in Canada. An American deaf woman enrolled at
McGill, hoping to get a quality education –
but has been disappointed due to continuing
struggles with captions and interpreters.
She said McGill really does not want to
accommodate the deaf!

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

10/29/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 30, 2017

 

— very angry deaf model, an update

a while ago, DeafDigest mentioned that deaf
model Simone Botha Welgemoed, South Africa,
was angry that her CI was photoshopped out of
these modeling pictures. Well, once
Sir Richard Branson, who owns Virgin
Active health clubs chain, learned about it,
he ordered the CI to be put back on the
picture. Yes, it is the same Richard Branson
always getting into controversies and always
getting into trouble. But at least he did
the right thing for a young deaf model.

See the pictures of model with CI & without CI:
http://deafdigest.com/model-with-ci-and-without-ci/

 

— sign language privacy with iPhone

Many deaf people use iPhone for sign language
chat. And it leads to problems – nosey deaf
people nearby wanting to know the private
chat. A deaf I/T man has modified the
Beacon Chat to protect the privacy of these
sign language users. Exactly how it works?
Not sure how, but this I/T man says it works!

 

— deaf men were important in Turkey in the past

A tale or a fact? During the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire
in the 15th and 16th centuries, deaf men were hired
by the Sultans as prison guards. They would not
allow Sultan’s political enemies to visit the
prisoners! Why deaf guards and not hearing guards?
Do not know!

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Civil War, deaf fact or deaf myth
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/29/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 October 2017

DeafDigest Gold – October 29, 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 but didn’t
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list of upcoming Deaf National Events
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:
The Knoxville Center of the Deaf is celebrating
its 45th birthday. It is the premier service
agency serving the deaf in the metro Knoxville
area.
Nearly 2,000 deaf people were left out of the
voting registry during a recent election
in Liberia. Activists were not too happy about it.
The WA School for Deaf Children in Australia
closed 16 years ago. There is an effort right
now to have the school re-opened.
Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has signed
executive order to make the interpreter
certification procedures more efficient.
For the first time in Australian TV history
the ABC News is having signed interpreter
in Auslan sign language.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
WHY DO MANY DEAF PEOPLE RETIRE FROM JOBS?
    Many deaf people work for many years and then
retire?
    Why do they retire? Because they want to relax
and enjoy life? Maybe. Because they can live
comfortably from their retirement pensions and
social security? Maybe.
    But for many of them the #1 reason they retire
is that they’re fed up with their hearing bosses
picking on them!
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:
to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A RECENT DEAF CONVENTION
    A deaf convention took place recently. There were no
laptops, no paging devices, no computers. Many deaf people
spent time in the lobby chatting with each other.
    No laptops, no paging devices, no computers? Are we talking
about 1940 or 1950?
    No. The power was out at the hotel. So instead of using
computers, laptops and pagers, deaf people just chatted with
each other.
    Which is better? 1950 without electronic devices, but
making face to face friends or 2010 with electronic devices
but not making face to face friends?
    You decide!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Halloween is spooky fun!  But for us who are DeafBlind maybe not?
There are events for children and adults to have a spooky evening of fun!
For me who is DeafBlind it can be challenging to tactily communicate with
a gorilla! (my grandson’s latest costume)
Trick or Treating around the neighborhood should be fun for the children.
I once chaperoned my children to trick or treating.  They were very young.
They would use “short cuts” on the lawn with low flying tree branches!
The neighbors thought I was a Frankenstein with all the facial scars!
Have a safe Halloween and be careful when drinking the witch’s brew!
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 – 29 October 2017

DeafDigest Blue – October 29, 2017
Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday
America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf role in patents office
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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:
Deaf people that live in Newfoundland and Labrador
(Canada) reportedly have a hard time with emergencies,
not able to get an interpreter or with 911 texts.
It is illegal to sell bottled gasoline away from the
gas stations in Malaysia. One of the illegal sellers
that was caught by police is a deaf man. He was
let go with a warning not to do it again.
A popular CEO with the Nexus Inland Northwest,
a deaf social service agency in Spokane,
Washington, was let go by the board. This
dismissal was protested by the deaf community
in a rally.
The government of Scotland wants to make
the nation the best place for the deaf to live.
These plans were announced recently.
Because of a technicality, The U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Third Circuit refused to get
involved with a no-interpreter case filed
by a deaf litigant.
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word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone,
letting you read everything that they say.
Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided by a free relay service, no monthly fees or
contracts required.
For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening
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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
FINGERPOINTING – RUDE OR NOT RUDE?
Is it rude to point at someone? In Hearing Culture,
it is rude.
In Deaf Culture, it is ok.
Which is better – Deaf Culture or Hearing Culture?
No culture is better than other; we must accept different
cultures
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend was telling his deaf friend
where he came from
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I am from Polo
The hearing person actually said:
I am from Bolo
note:
Bolo is a township in Washington County, Illinois
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
THE DEAF HAIRSTYLIST’S BEST FRIEND
We have a few deaf hairstylists. Some of them
are great and earn a lot of money in tips from
happy customers.
For one deaf hairstylist, what is her best
friend?
Is it an interpreter? No. Is it deaf customers?
No. Is it a boss that is easy to read lips? No.
The best friend is the hairstyling magazines.
She would show the magazine to the hearing
customers and ask them to point to the picture
of the hairstyle they want!
This is communication in pictures.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Questions were raised recently when captions for a televised program
displayed content for a totally different program that was being aired at
the same time. People asked how that could possibly happen.
What some caption viewers may not understand is that most “live�
television programs are being captioned remotely. Almost no TV stations
hire captioners who work from their studios to provide the captions.
There are a few realtime captioners who work from the offices of the large
captioning companies, but the vast majority of broadcast captioners work
from their home offices.
When a captioner captions a program in realtime, they must dial in to an
encoder at the television station. At that point, mistakes can happen. The
captioner could dial the wrong telephone number. An engineer at the
captioning company or television station could make a mistake.
Although it is regrettable that the television show had erroneous captions
for the first few minutes, the mistake was caught and fixed by the people
involved.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Dr. Robert Davila came back to Gallaudet this
year as interim President for a term that was
supposed to expire in November 2008.
    He will be staying on a bit longer. The
Gallaudet board of trustees agreed in principle
with him to have his contract extended until
December 2009.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG)
is making interpreting services in the federal
government a priority. A workshop on this issue
may take place at the 2013 National Training Conference.
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DeafDigest – 27 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 27, 2017

 

— deaf to train or hearing to train police officers

a consulting firm, owned by a hearing person, has been
traveling USA to train police departments on how to
deal with the deaf. Who is more qualified to train
the police – a hearing consultant or a deaf consultant?
Would police officers listen to a hearing consultant
and ignore the deaf consultant? DeafDigest thinks
a deaf consultant sees things that hearing consultants
overlook! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-eye-valuable-for-police/

 

— deaf lawsuit versus Delgado Community College

During the seventies and eighties, Delgado Community College,
New Orleans, was widely praised for its involvement with
deaf post-secondary educational needs. Times have changed,
sad to say, because this college has been sued by a
deaf student for not providing interpreter when he
wanted to apply for financial aid and needed to
understand the paperwork.

 

— Glide helps deaf video game team beat hearing teams

Ability to hear sounds and voices is important in
video games. Deaf gamers, for most part, have been
disadvantaged when competing against hearing gamers
for that reason. But the invention of the Glide
has helped the deaf gamers defeat hearing gamers
that they have been losing to for years!

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— National Leadership Training Program for the Deaf is no more
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 26, 2017

 

— service agency for deaf helping reduce energy costs

In Michigan, there is a service agency for the deaf that
works with utility companies to help with energy costs
for deaf residences. This is important because the
winter season is coming up, and utility costs go up.
Is there a service agency for the deaf in your home
town that works with utility companies? A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/utility-company-and-deaf/

 

— free for deaf or not

Deaf people have been able to get lifetime National
Parks pass free for life. Will this continue?
The National Park Service wants to charge $70.00
entrance fee for about 20 parks. Deaf free or
deaf pay? Do not know yet!

 

— hackers focusing on the deaf

Hackers love to hack anything that has a computer
inside it – such as baby alarms, cable TV sets,
autombiles, iPhones, etc. There is a big worry
that hackers can hack into deaf people’s CI’s!

 

Latest deaf jobs – today’s update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

10/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 25, 2017

 

— Airport Deaf/Disability Services

For experienced deaf travelers, airports are not
that confusing. But for deaf people who do not
travel that much, then airports can be confusing
and even terrifying. At the Los Angeles airport,
there is ADA Coordinator for the Office of
Disability Services – Los Angeles World Airpor.
Do other big airports have this such service?
The big question is – what if there is a Deaf
Incident while the airplane leaves USA?
If it is a foreign airline, is it bound by
ADA while over the ocean or over foreign
land? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/confusing-airport-scene/

 

— activist says dangerous for deaf to call the cops

John W. Whitehead, not deaf, is an activist
attorney. He wrote an article which headlined:

Don’t Call the Cops If You’re Autistic, Deaf,
Mentally Ill, Disabled or Old

He pointed out to several cases of deaf people,
asking for police assistance, and instead,
being shot by them. Does he have a point?
Well, did the cops know in advance of
the person’s deafness? What if the deaf
person, out of panic, used wild gestures,
scaring off the cops?

 

— these sign-language kiosks

There was a story today saying that the sign language
kiosk market is booming. This market involves five
major kiosk manufacturers – not just in USA but in
other foreign nations. This is great for deaf
customers entering a deaf-friendly store, instead
of dealing with deaf-unfriendly stores.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Tricks of trade of a newspaper reporter that was deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 24 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 24, 2017

 

— a 50,000 year old deaf man

There was a big story today about a group of
archaeologists dissecting the bones of a
50,000 year old prehistoric Neanderthal man.
They looked at his ear canals and determined
that he was deaf. They named him Shanidar 1 and
they felt that fellow tribal members protected
him. They felt he couldn’t survive in the
wild because of his deafness (wild animals
and competing tribes)!

A picture is at:
http://35.182.75.222/pre-historic-man/

 

— very angry interpreter

An interpreter was at a speaking event that discussed
controversial political issues. The host filmed the
event and then made an ad out of it, urging voters
come and vote on election day. The ad showed the
interpreter “hinting” her support for an issue
she was violently opposed to. She asked the hosts
to either drop her from the ad or to change the
ad. So far the hosts refused to do anything.
As a result, the interpreter suffered sleepless
nights, worrying about her reputation in the
Deaf Community.

 

— the U.S. Department of Education opposes deaf rights

The U.S. Department of Education announced that 72
guidelines, protecting the rights and needs of
disabled and deaf students, were thrown out.
Also thrown out were guidelines on rehabilitation
services for the deaf. This is not good news.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Obama’s two deaf women in his office
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 23, 2017

 

— a past deaf basketball star becomes a police officer

In the late 1990’s/early 2000’s, Jamal Bradley,
who is deaf, was a basketball star with University
of South Carolina. He later played pro basketball
in Europe. He has become a deputy police officer
with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department
in South Carolina. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/police-officer-jamel-bradley/

 

— deaf physicians still face discrimination

The medical field discriminates against deaf physicians.
It pretty much was bad years ago; nowadays acceptance
of deaf physicians is getting better, but still has
a long way to go. These physicians said dealing
with their own deafness is easier as compared to
dealing with attitudes of their fellow physicians.

 

— right or wrong captioned word

In an American movie, one word was
captioned – honour. It means the
same as honor. The word honour
is British English whereas honor
is American English. Either the
captioner happened to be a Canadian
or a British or even an Australian.
Or maybe the captioner accidentally keyed
in the word honour into his computer?

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf model in early days of TV
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 October 2017

DeafDigest Gold – October 22, 2017

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
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Employment ads web site is at:
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Old Fogey

Lend an Ear

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-lend-an-ear/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/paying-for-workshop-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-issues-newspaper-pullout-section/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ada-lawsuits/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nightmare-in-mainstreamed-class/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf in Coast Guard auxiliary 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/deaf-coconut-vendor/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The European Union is considering filing a lawsuit
against Bulgaria for not providing 112 Emergency
services text for the deaf.

AgBell is expanding worldwide, establishing the
Alexander Graham Bell International, to be
based in Madrid, Spain. It has helped that
the AgBell CEO Emilio Alonso-Mendoza speaks
Spanish fluently and has many contacts in Spain.

A safety consultant said that many cyclists,
whizzing by on the roads and even on the
streets, are unaware that there may be
many deaf pedestrians around. They cannot
hear warning shouts!

A deaf plumber has filed a lawsuit against
University of Pretoria in South Africa.
He was a contract employee for 11 years.
And when the university decided to elevate
contract employees to permanent employees,
he was left out. The university would
not provide the reasons for the plumber
being left out in the cold.

Past senator Tom Harkin gave a speech at
Iowa State University. He said that
his late brother Frank was resentful
on being called “deaf and dumb” saying
that while he is deaf he is not dumb!

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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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THESE THREATS ON ADA LAWSUITS
There are deaf people that accept discrimination.

There are also other deaf people that won’t accept
discrimination and always talk about filing these
ADA lawsuits.

Should we always file a lawsuit over every little,
every tiny, and every small ADA violation? Or should
we wait till there is a major, and big-time ADA
violation before filing a lawsuit?

DeafDigest editor is not an attorney, and it is
up to you – but remember one thing – the only people
that win with these ADA lawsuits are these hearing
attorneys!

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A NIGHTMARE AT A HIGH SCHOOL MAINSTREAMED CLASS
This is a true story. This is not a joke. A deaf
student in a public high school mainstreamed program
has no speech skills.

Yet, a high school teacher forced him to stand up
in class and to speak out (with voice and without
interpreter) in a classroom discussion!

The stupid teacher immediately realized his mistake,
and told the deaf student he was excused from speaking!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nightmare-in-mainstreamed-class/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Harvest time is when people are canning vegetables.

My Quebecois family does pickled beets which I love to eat!

I decided to do pickled beets for the first time.

I cut the beets and put them in the mason jars.

Now I needed to pour the liquid I boiled into the mason jars!

The ladle didn’t do the trick and no one was at home to assist me.

Do you know those gadgets we use to baste meats?

I used one to suck up the liquid mixture and squeeze it into the jars!

It was a bit messy since the sweet stuff I mixed with other goodies became
sticky!

Now those beets are soaking in the jars for a month or so.

Let’s hope my family will survive eating pickled beets when they are ready!

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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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tinnitus-to-be-deaf-or-hearing/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-think-deaf-cannot-talk/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-hates-hearing-boss/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Federal prosecutors and state civil rights officials
reached agreement with the Macomb County (Michigan)
Prosecutor’s Office. The issue was the refusal
of the prosecutor to provide an interpreter.

Florida is now issuing new Drivers Licenses that
show deaf ID. It, however, remains as an option
because there are deaf drivers who do not want
that ID.

There was an issue brought up in Massachusetts
regarding domestic incidents. Deaf people that
use ASL cannot use hotlines and may have
wait weeks for interpreters to show up if
they want face to face appointments.

University of Victoria, in Canada, is celebrating
the 200 years of ASL in a campus event.

A big career jump from TV weatherwoman to
a teacher at a deaf school? This is the
story of Lauren Hays, who quit a 10-year
career as a TV weatherwoman to work at the
Memphis Oral School for the Deaf. She was
profiled in a newspaper story.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BLUSHING HEARING EMPLOYEE
A deaf employee that can speak very well, had a
problem with a hearing employee.

That hearing employee always thought the deaf
people were dumb, helpless, and cannot talk.

This hearing employee would use gestures every time
he saw that deaf employee.

Tired of these silly gestures, the angry deaf employee
shouted at the hearing employee:

Can you talk?

The hearing employee immediately blushed with a
red face.

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

a deaf friend thought a hearing friend said:
the boss was playing with his butter in his office

the hearing friend actually said:
the boss was playing with his putter in his office

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

IF YOU HATE THE BOSS
Today’s economy is bad. Many people have no jobs.

If you are deaf and have a job, then you are lucky.

But suppose you have a job and you hate your boss,
then what should you do?

Quit the job and look for a better job with a
better boss. Or to stay in the job and still hate the
boss.

If you quit your job, it is a gamble, because it may
be a long time before you find a new job.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-employee-hates-hearing-boss/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As I was recently watching a television show from the 1980s that was captioned using “live” or realtime captions, I was thinking about how unfair it is to people who rely on those captions to understand what is taking place.

Some television broadcasters are trying to save money by captioning old dramas and comedies using realtime technology. They find that it is cheaper to use a realtime captioner instead of doing it the correct way and using post-production captioning.

Unfortunately, so much of the show was lost that it was virtually not understandable. Roll-up captioning was used rather than pop-on captioning. You could not tell who was speaking, and there were many, many, many errors. Even the names of the characters were spelled wrong.

Realtime captioning must be used to provide access to a live event, but there is no reason to use realtime captioning for a show that has been around for over 30 years. In all those years, I can’t imagine that they could not find the time to caption it properly.

If you see a show where realtime captioning is being used when post-production captioning is the appropriate choice, please let your television station and cable or satellite providers know. They may not understand how much is being missed or transcribed incorrectly.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Will Deaf Sign Language linguists call it ASL?
No, not American Sign Language, but Advanced Sign
Language.
It was recently discovered that our ancestors,
the Neanderthals was able to voice their communications
on an advanced language level.
Surely we’ve had some deaf Neanderthals, hence
the possibility that their sign language is
advanced, hence the title – Advanced Sign Language!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Sign language linguist Adam Schembri worked on British
Sign Language research, thanks to funding from several
British and Australian sources. He was upset that a reporter
from The Guardian, doing a story on the research, focused
on these “offensive” deaf sign language gestures. He said
the reporter ignored his request to keep this matter out of
the story.

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DeafDigest – 21 October 2017

BLUSHING HEARING EMPLOYEE
A deaf employee that can speak very well, had a
problem with a hearing employee.

That hearing employee always thought the deaf
people were dumb, helpless, and cannot talk.

This hearing employee would use gestures every time
he saw that deaf employee.

Tired of these silly gestures, the angry deaf employee
shouted at the hearing employee:

Can you talk?

The hearing employee immediately blushed with a
red face.

 

DeafDigest – 20 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 20, 2017

 

— Uber says their sign language is Uber Sign Language

Uber is heavily promoting few signs (hello, thank you,
fingerspelling the name) as Uber Sign Language (USL).
Realistically, the passengers would immediately forget
USL upon arriving at their destinations. And also,
if the deaf driver uses USL with the passenger while
driving, then it is dangerous – distracted driving.
And the driver would lose future fares if he stops the
car at the destination to continue USL with the
passenger, and wasting time! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/uber-sign-language/

 

— very bad case of sarcasm

A controversy is brewing at Camarillo HS in
California. It concerns requiring all graduates
to wear gowns of one color instead of a color
for boys and another color for girls. The
school wanted all graduates to feel equal
with each other. A faculty member made this
sarcastic comment:

That’s same as three percent of graduating
class that are deaf, and that the school board
does not want an interpreter because 97
percent of other graduates do not need
interpreter!

Sarcasm at its’ worst, it certainly is

 

— early Oscar talk

Oscars is coming up next March. There is talk that
Wonderstruck may be a hot candidate for an Oscar or
two. Real Oscar or fake-Oscar? The real Deaf Oscar
was Marlee Matlin with her Children of a Lesser God
performance. But is Wonderstruck a real Deaf Oscar
or a half-Deaf Oscar? Julianne Moore is not deaf
but plays a fake-deaf role. The young girl,
Millicent Simmonds is real-deaf. Looking back,
Johnny Belinda (1948) won an Oscar for performance
by a fake-deaf actress. Splitting hairs? Good
question!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— hearing students unaware teacher was deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/15/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 19 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 19, 2017

 

— A Regal Entertainment Group honor with irony

The Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award is given
annually to an individual that has so much to promote
the cause of good movies for the public to view.
An executive with the Regal Entertainment Group
just won this honor for his work to promote
movie captions. Only it was not open captions
at regular movie hours, only at non-peak hours.
During peak hours, deaf movie viewers had to pick
up these captioning devices. He wanted captions
as his son was deaf, but this type of captions
was not what the deaf community wanted. The irony
was that people felt deaf son wanted open captions!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/device-we-hate/

 

— most successful deaf success story

Patrick Robinson is the most successful deaf
success story. He currently is the executive
director with E. H. Gentry, an adult independent
living center, part of the Alabama School for
the Deaf complex. He grew up poor in an
impoverished part of Alabama. Attending a
public school, he was promoted each year –
but with a catch. He was not able to
read or write, but continued getting
promoted. His parents then sent him to
Alabama School for the Deaf. He caught
up in leaps and bounds, and enrolled
at Gallaudet and then earned masters
afterwards, He said his teachers expected
nothing of him at the public school. This
is the most successful deaf success
story!

 

— A Silent Voice, the cartoon

“A Silent Voice” is a cartoon that features
a young hearing man being punished for
bullying a deaf girl at school. He
harassed her, made fun of her deafness,
and threw her hearing aids into a pond.
Even when the deaf girl tried to be
friends with him, he continued to bully
her. As a result this hearing man lost
all of his friends – and has to repay the
deaf girl for the costs of the hearing
aids he destroyed. This cartoon is shown
in Japan.

 

 

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

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

10/15/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 18 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 18, 2017

 

— hearing people don’t need ASL to communicate with deaf

Hearing people don’t have to use ASL to communicate
with the deaf? This is what a deaf services center
advocate said. There are ways – use gestures, use
body language, don’t show anger in face, use notepad
and pen, don’t force lipreading if it is impossible,
using interpreter, using video relay service, etc.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/communicating-without-asl/

 

— 80 lawsuits this past summer

The EEOC more than 80 lawsuits this summer only.
Half of these lawsuits were ADA violations.
A high EEOC priority with these ADA-related
lawsuits is lack of accommodations for the deaf.

 

— interesting comment by a deaf actor

Deaf actor Russell Harvard made an interesting
comment. He said:

says any play can be done in American Sign Language

While plays by National Theatre of the Deaf and
the Deaf West are shown in sign language, it
basically is not American Sign Language.
Many deaf patrons have been complaining for years
that theatrical sign languages are difficult
to follow!

 

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

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

10/15/17 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 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 17, 2017

 

— deaf congressional candidate fundraising

Chris Haulmark, who is deaf, is running for Congress,
as a Democrat from Olathe, Kansas. He is opposing
five other hearing Democratic candidates for the
right to face the Republican congressional incumbent.
Fundraising? One Democrat candidate raised $374,000.
Two other Democrat candidates said they already
raised six digits but won’t say exactly how much.
The Republican candidate said he raised $1,400.000.
What about Haulmark and the two other Democratic
candidates. The newspaper story did not mention
the amounts they have raised, if they did.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/campaign-fund-raising/

 

— another deaf community ignored

Deaf people have been complaining that when hurricanes
and other disasters strike their areas, emergency
warning services ignore them (bad interpreting,
no captions, etc). Well, there is another one –
Storm Ophelia is hitting Ireland. And the
Irish emergency services have not provided
interpreters for the deaf.

 

— the deaf and the airport in need of repairs

There was a story about the Kansas City International
Airport seriously in need of repairs. A deaf advocate
said the airport is lacking closed captions, flashing
lights arrival/depature screens for flight updates.
He also said many deaf people use the airport
for their transportation needs.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— worst cruise ships for deaf vacationers
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/15/17 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 – 16 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 16, 2017

 

— video relay service or bank branch office rep

You are deaf and your efforts to reach the bank
headquarters via video relay service have been
hung up on. They may think you are an overseas
scammer. A solution would be to visit the
branch office of your bank and sit down
with their customer service representative.
In many cases it works much better than
continuing efforts to use the video relay
service! An important thing is to be
fully prepared – your ID, your iPhone,
your computer printouts, your banking
documents, your passwords,etc, etc.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/branch-office/

 

— unsure of the “wow” newspaper story

A newspaper ran this headline –

Deaf man works for mobile delivery service,
defies the odds

Defying the odds! Not sure why? We
have many deaf pizza delivery drivers.
Delivering pizzas is the same as
delivering take-out food. Hearing patrons
are always hungry and they’re happy when
deaf delivery people arrive on time!
And tips can always be great.

 

— a deaf hero honored by a police department

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned deaf British
hero – Ian Lawrence. He is a professional
photographer who happened to be at the
right place at the right time, and took
pictures of the motorcycle gang that
stole people’s iPhones while they were
on the sidewalks in London. His pictures
were posted in media. Tips poured in and
it resulted in arrests of three teenaged
thiefs. They were just sentenced to
more than 18 years in prison. They stole
over 100 iPhones in a two week spree.
Anyway he was publicly praised by the
police department in a recent ceremony.

 

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

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

10/15/17 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 – 15 October 2017

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Phone Call

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nervous-hearing-clerk/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/abusive-deaf-passenger/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/paying-for-workshop-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-issues-newspaper-pullout-section/

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

“Deaf Art” has become the latest scam in Sussex,
a rural county in south east England. Scammers
knock door to door, trying to sell pieces of
art, claiming they are deaf and live in poverty.
Police is aware of it and is busy alerting
residents.

Halimah Yacob, the newly elected president of
Singapore, said she is committed to making
sure the deaf are still assured of their
rights and needs as first class citizens.

The deaf of the Philippines will be able to
watch closed captions on one TV network.
This was made possible in compliance with the
government edict that TV programs be captioned.

Eight universities in New York were slapped with lawsuits because their web sites were
inaccessible. Some of the involved universities
are Hofstra University, Fordham University, Manhattan College, and Long Island University.

A team of investigators from Medical Research Council
in Great Britain have identified 52 deaf-genes
that many deaf people carry.

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For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

PAYING FOR INTERPRETERS AT A WORKSHOP

A deaf person had to attend a workshop as part of his job
training. The issue was – who should pay for the interpreter?
Should the employer pay for it or should the workshop host
pay for it.

The deaf person came up with an idea. He made a suggestion
that he attend the workshop free. And in turn the fee that would
have normally paid for the workshop would go to the interpreters.

The workshop host liked the suggestion, and everyone was
happy about it

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/paying-for-workshop-interpreters/

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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAFNESS ISSUES NEWSPAPER PULLOUT SECTION

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.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafness-issues-newspaper-pullout-section/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

White Cane Safety Day is on October 15.  Below is the history
of how it started.

The National Federation of the Blind assembled on the 6th day of July,
1963 and called upon the governors of the fifty states to proclaim October
15 of each year as White Cane Safety Day in each of our fifty states.

On October 6, 1964, a joint resolution of the Congress, HR 753, was signed
into law authorizing the President of the United States to proclaim October
15 of each year as “White Cane Safety Day.”

This resolution said: “Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives”,
that the President is hereby authorized to issue annually a proclamation
designating October 15 as White Cane Safety Day and calling upon the people
of the United States to observe such a day with appropriate ceremonies and
activities.’

This is an important reminder about the safety needs of us who are DeafBlind.

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 – 15 October 2017

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Top stories about the deaf:

Daily Texan, the student newspaper of University of
Texas said that the city of Austin does not do much
to promote the use of 911-text feature for the
benefit of the deaf.

Amber Tucker, of the Iowa State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, said in a newspaper letter to the
editor that abolishing licenses for ASL interpreters
is dangerous. As an example, she cited a Florida
lifeguard who volunteered to interpret during
a hurricane emergency meeting, using nonsense
words.

British railroads not accessible to the deaf;
this comment was made by an activist – he
basically said UK running 200 years behind on rail accessibility

Jacksons Food Stores and Jackson Energy, in Idaho,
both have been accused of refusing to provide
accommodations for a deaf applicant in an
interview. EEOC is working on the case.

Flexible learning, a fad or something great
for deaf children? Kate Whale, the president
of New Zealand Federation for Deaf Children
said flexible learning is not great.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

AN EMBARRASSMENT AT ART GALLERY
Many years ago in Mexico, Carlos Merida, himself
deaf, was a famous artist.

He went to an art show at a gallery. A few of his
drawings were shown at the event.

He was alone, by himself, without an interpreter.
Two women did not like one of his drawings and
told him that his drawing was bad.

Carlos, without an interpreter and not able to
read lips, thought these women were praising his
work. He then kissed the hands of both women.

Everyone that watched it were very shocked!

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

A hearing mother was explaining to her young deaf child on how their house is heated during the winter
months.

The young deaf child thought the hearing mother said:
The house is heated by cast

Years later, the young deaf child, remembering the
answer, became a teenager.

He then realized the mother actually said:
The house is heated by gas

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

TINNITUS: A CHOICE
In Scotland few years ago, a hearing woman was
suffering from tinnitus. It is a stubborn ringing
of noise in a person’s head that almost never stops.

The doctor told the woman that she had a
choice – to have an operation to cure tinnitus but
to become deaf for good or to ignore the operation
and suffer tinnitus for life but to remain hearing.

An awful choice!

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

In order to become advocates for quality captioning, we must understand the differences between good and bad captioning. Some people may think that some captioners are very bad spellers. However, occasionally the problem is the result of a technical glitch rather than the captioner inputting the wrong words.

If the captions have many missing or wrong letters or have many nonsense symbols, it could be a poor video signal or some sort of transmission or reception problem that is causing the problem with the captions.

If you have a problem with garbled captions on a particular show, you can try viewing the captions on a different television in your home. You could ask a neighbor to check the captions in their home. If the neighbor is having the same problem, you should notify the station and your cable or satellite provider.

If you don’t have a neighbor to check with, you should go ahead and notify your cable or satellite provider so that they can find the source of the problem.

The more we work together to improve the quality of captioning, the better it will be.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Comic book editor Tom Brevoort, not deaf, was
recently interviewed. He said that introducing a
deaf character into a comic book story was much
more complicated than just drawing it in and
weaving it into the plot!
He was referring to the New Avengers #33
book when Echo, a deaf character, was ushered
in. He said:

it remains incredibly difficult to deal with a
deaf character in a book where at least two of
the characters (Spidey & Ronin) wear full face
masks, so this is something we grapple with
issue after issue

He pointed out to a drawing gaffe where Echo,
supposedly deaf, “heard” a door knock; Tom
realized this gaffe but it was too late!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Jack
Levesque, San Leandro, CA, who departed us. He
was a former executive director of Deaf Counseling,
Advocacy & Referral Agency, one of California’s largest
agencies serving the deaf. As the CEO, he was adept in
maximizing the skills of his employees. Growing up, he
attended Clarke School for the Deaf, and was successful
with speech and with voice telephone communications.
But he quickly embraced ASL upon enrolling at Gallaudet
and stayed with it all his life.

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DeafDigest – 15 October 2017

A deaf person had to attend a workshop as part of his job
training. The issue was – who should pay for the interpreter?
Should the employer pay for it or should the workshop host
pay for it.
The deaf person came up with an idea. He made a suggestion
that he attend the workshop free. And in turn the fee that would
have normally paid for the workshop would go to the interpreters.
The workshop host liked the suggestion, and everyone was
happy about it.

DeafDigest – 13 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 13, 2017

 

— Coda asks who pays

Doris Roberts, a Coda, owns a company that hires deaf and
disabled inviduals. She made a comment:

I am very familiar with ADA. I’m also familiar with people
saying we’re adopting this and we do all this work but
there’s no funding that goes with it

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/who-pays/

 

— red, green & blue lights

Teams of researchers at Hyundai have been working on
ideas to help deaf drivers. One such suggestion
are these three colors – red, green and blue lights.
Red is to warn of fire trucks, green to warn of
ambulances and blue for police cars and honking
drivers. These colors would be inside the dashboard.
Why not just one light instead of three different
lights? Some drivers may have hard time memorizing
which color stands for which situation!

 

— instructor, camera, interpreter, iPad

Fernando Ramirez-Savon, a deaf resident of
New Mexico, always wanted to be a truck driver.
For years he was frustrated until the Department
of Transportation finally allowed the deaf to
become truck drivers. He went to a truck
driving school. The school instructors
and the interpreters came up with a
communication system. The instructor would
sit in the passenger’s seat. A camera
would face the interpreter sitting in
the back seat. The iPad would be mounted
on top of dashboard. Everyone was happy
with it. And this deaf student already
has a truck driving job lined up.

 

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

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

10/08/17 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 – 12 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 12, 2017

 

— Halloween is coming up

Halloween is coming up. Hush, a Netflix movie
produced last year, was mentioned by a film
critic as one of the best “overlooked” horror
movies in history. Overlooked because it was
not shown on big screen nor mentioned for any
of the Academy awards. Anyway the lead deaf
character in that movie was played by a
hearing actress. Why? The director said
he looked everywhere for a deaf actress
and couldn’t find any. Hint – Marlee Matlin,
Shoshonnah Stern and others!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/best-deaf-horror-movie/

 

— using magnet to fish junk out of rivers

 

A father and son team makes a living fishing junk out
of rivers (and lakes) with magnets. One day they
pulled out a hearing aid. This is a mystery; did
the hearing aid slip out from a deaf person’s ear
into the waters? Or was the deaf person angry
and threw away his hearing aid? These devices
are pretty much expensive.

 

— online petitions about deaf issues

From time to time, when there is a hot deaf issue
that gets a group of people angry, they post up
an online petition asking for signatures. A
critic said it is useless for one reason –
proof of residency! There often is no way
of knowing if these deaf names are local
or out of town.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— interpreters refused for non-americans
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/08/17 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 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 11, 2017

 

— Apple patents a Deaf Device

Apple won a patent for a Deaf Device yesterday.
It is for Apple Watch band. If there is a
noise or a sound (ie siren or a door knock,
then the band will squeeze your wrist.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/apple-deaf-device/

 

— the CFO of world’s most powerful magazine

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned that Toby
Burton, a deaf man, is the Chief Financial
Officer with The Economist. This magazine
is widely read by professionals in the
financial and business sectors. He said,
in a recent interview, that as long as
he has interpreters with him, he is
able to communicate with anyone. He
also added that getting face to face
interpreters can be a problem because
of changing schedules and last minute
meetings. If that happens, he relies
on video relay interpreters.

 

— eyes of a deaf construction engineer

A construction engineer is deaf. He said his eyes
help him notice building and engineering
defects that other engineers and other
construction supervisors overlook!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf devices, all burnt out
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/08/17 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 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 10, 2017

 

— a common fingerspelling complaint

Most people that fingerspell make sure that they correctly spell
all the letters of a word. Unfortunately there are some people
(both deaf and hearing) that would sloppily fingerspell –
some would just spell out the first letter of a word and then
the last letter – forcing us to fill in the blanks. An
example would be – “delicious” being spelled as D and then S,
forcing us to guess what word was he trying to spell!
For advice on those that don’t fully fingerspell, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/sloppy-fingerspelling-advice/

 

— big honor or no big deal

Deaf British motivational speaker Charning Peters was pictured
while driving a $660,000 Lamborghini automobile in London.
He said he is the first deaf person to drive this such
an expensive car. Big honor or no big deal? You decide!

 

— a former deaf superintendent in a new job

What has become of Ernest Garrett III, the first
deaf superintendent of Missouri School for the
Deaf? He stepped down after serving for three
years. He will begin work on October 16th as the
executive director of DEAF Inc., a St Louis
deaf non profit agency. His goal right now is
to complete the dissertation for his doctorate.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— movie possibly bringing painful memories for some
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/08/17 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 – 09 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 9, 2017

 

— interpreter’s biggest shock

A hearing boss and a deaf employee both do not
get along with each other. In fact, they hate
each other. An interpreter was hired to interpret
the annual employee’s performance review. The
review normally lasts between 30 and 60 minutes,
but after a few minutes, the deaf employee walked
out of the room. The interpreter was ready to
leave the room and go to another interpreting
assignment – but the employer told her to stay.
What did the employer do? See the picture
at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-biggest-shock/

 

— deafness as a shame

For many hearing people, especially in Asia
and Africa, deafness is a shame among family
members. This may be the reason why Geeta’s
family would not claim her after as a child,
years ago, she accidentally walked across
the India-Pakistan border and was kept
in Pakistan. When she returned to India,
years later, no one would claim her!

 

— a comment by a hearing actress

Julianne Moore, not deaf, is playing a
fake-deaf role in the movie –
“Wonderstruck” and she made a comment.
She said that she wanted to make the
deaf community feel that she made something
real with her movie role. What she should
have done was to decline the role and
to strongly recommend that a deaf
actress play the role. Truth is that
hearing stars won’t give up their
roles.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a doctor communicates differently with a deaf patient
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/08/17 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 – 09 October 2017

DeafDigest Gold – October 8, 2017
Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday
America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Top stories about the deaf:
Deaf Zimbabwe Trust executive director Barbara Nyangairi
said that deaf people have been denied basic rights
that all hearing people enjoy.
The government of Rhode Island is looking at how
it can best serve the younger deaf children.
In Pakistan, the government is considering revising
the 7.5 percent set-asides employment goal for
deaf and disabled job applicants, and to allow
them to compete directly against non-disabled
applicants. Not sure if this is good or bad!
In Hong Kong, the Communications Authority
announced that a major TV channel will have
sign language interpreter for it Cantonese news
broadcast.
911 text for emergency situations does
not exist in Minnesota. That was what one
newspaper said.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
NERVOUS ASL STUDENT AT A BAKERY
    A deaf person went to a bakery to order
bread.
    A clerk saw him and knew he was deaf.
She came over and asked him if he knew
sign language.
    She was nervous because she was
unsure if the deaf person uses ASL or
is an oralist.
    If he uses ASL she can use ASL with him
but if he is an oralist, she may possibly
not understand his oral speech!
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:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
ABUSIVE DEAF AIRPLANE PASSENGER
    Flying in an airplane can be stressful
for many passengers, both deaf and hearing.
    One flight attendant remembers one
incident with a deaf passenger.
    The deaf person asked for a pen.
The flight attendant loaned it to him.
    The deaf person wrote insulting
comments about the flight attendant.
    Fortunately for the deaf passenger,
the airline didn’t kick him out of the
plane!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Fifty years ago, the Federal Government, Rehabilitation Services
Administration (RSA) funded a DeafBlind training center.
RSA contracted with Helen Keller School for the Blind (HKSB).  Don’t get
confused!  This is a school for the blind who are blind and hearing!
HKSB established Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) in Sand Point NY.  The
town is a wealthy community with a yacht club!
I have been told the employees of HKNC cannot afford to live there!
HKNC serves DeafBlind children and adults in many areas such as mobility
training, independent living skills, learning Braille, communication, etc.
HKNC also provides training to professionals on various topics such as
interpreting for the DeafBlind, Touch Signals, DeafBlind awareness and many
more.
This month HKNC celebrates 50 years of providing services to DeafBlind
individuals and professionals.
Happy Birthday, HKNC!
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 – 09 October 2017

DeafDigest Blue – October 8, 2017
Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday
America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Top stories about the deaf:
The India External Affairs Minister has
offered a reward if someone comes forward to
help find Geeta’s parents so she can return
to her real home. Geeta, as a child, accidentally
crossed the India-Pakistan border many years ago
and was held by the Pakistan authorities.
The Wolcott, CT police chief said that there are
more times than he would think, the police
officers would pull over deaf drivers and
run into communication problems. He was
in support of continuing deaf awareness
workshops for his officers.
A deaf inmate has filed a lawsuit against Ramsey
County (MN) for not permitting him to use a
TTY machine to contact family and friends.
The Bhimeshwor Deaf Primary School in Nepal
does not have a single teacher that is qualified
to teach the deaf. This was the focus of a
Bhimeshwor newspaper story.
The Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
purchased the Stagehands, a theatrical interpreting
agency – so that deaf patrons would be provided
with interpreters while watching plays.
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A MISUNDERSTOOD SIGN AT GALLAUDET
    A Gallaudet student came from New York,
where everyone signed Fanwood (New York
School for the Deaf) with a residential
school sign.
    The student was puzzled when other
students from different states used
the same residential school sign and
thought they all came from Fanwood.
    He realized it was just a residential
school sign, no matter where they
came from.
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Lip reading tale
A deaf man was fishing with a hearing man.
The deaf man thought the hearing person said:
I see Mike
The hearing man actually said:
I see pike
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A COMMON ARGUMENT AT POST OFFICE MANY YEARS AGO
    Years ago many deaf families watched
Captioned Movies at home with their 16mm
projectors.
    The post office delivered these films to
their homes. They had to go back to the post
office to return these films.
    It was always same old story – arguing with
the confused post office clerks – some thought
postage was free; some thought postage was
library rate; some thought postage was regular
rate!
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Although broadcast captioners and CART captioners use steno machines that
have computers built in to record their steno strokes, they also send
these steno strokes to a laptop or desktop computer which translates the
steno strokes into text. These captioners have their computer dictionaries
loaded in special software programs on their laptop or desktop computers.
Many of the steno machines nowadays offer a small screen where the
captioner can see translations of the steno notes, but as far as getting
those steno strokes into a form that can be sent to an encoder or
displayed on a CART screen, a laptop or desktop computer is generally
necessary.
There are special software programs that hold “dictionaries� that the
captioners have created which tell the computer how to translate each
steno stroke that is written. These programs are loaded on the laptop or
desktop computer, and the steno machine is hooked up either via a cable or
wirelessly to communicate with that computer.
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    Because of the legislative budgetary impasse,
the state of Michigan threatened to shut down all
government services.
    And as with the state of New Jersey in recent
years, the Michigan School for the Deaf was given
a reprieve. The school will continue even if the
other state services would be shut down.
    It is great that legislators have the deaf in
mind while going through their budgetary squabbles.
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The Deafness Support Network in northwest England is angry
that many deaf people do not make it to their medical
appointments because of communication issues. As a result,
this organization is pushing hard for changes to allow
the deaf to easily make their medical appointments.
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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 6, 2017

 

— aware of or not aware of ADA

What is the percentage of Americans that are aware
of ADA? In Japan, according to a recent survey
nearly 80 percent of people are not aware of the
national anti-discrimination law. What about
Americans knowing nothing about ADA? A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/knowing-nothing-about ada/

 

— one week or few hours

Many deaf people wear hearing aids. Years ago,
it used to take a hearing aid manufacturer
a week to build a hearing aid. But nowadays
with 3D technology, just few hours. 3D
quality as good as factory quality? Good
question!

 

— newspaper says 911-text is video relay service

Some newspaper writers do not know the difference between
911 for deaf and a video relay service. The guilty
newspaper is in Utah.

 

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

10/01/17 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 – 05 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 5, 2017

 

— ACLU comment about sign language in Chicago

ACLU said that Chicago cops feel the deaf are angry
and want to attack them, thinking their sign language
shows angry and hostility! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/cops-fooled-by-sign-language/

 

— FCC continues to send out reminders

Do broadcasters forget the importance of emergency
warning messages? Well, FCC has just issued a
reminder for them to never to forget – with
reference to these recent hurricanes and the
Las Vegas tragedy. FCC said such emergency
information should not be that difficult to
reach the deaf community!

 

— teaching a deaf student pilot without interpreter

A flight instructor never had a deaf student pilot
during his 40 years of teaching. Suddenly
a deaf student pilot showed up. To communicate
with each other, the instructor used whiteboard
with markers and with simple hand gesture
system. It worked as the student passed all
the necessary exams. An interpreter in
the small and cramped airplane would not
be practical!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf person fighting discrimination as account executive
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/01/17 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 – 04 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 4, 2017

 

— a perfect customer service job for the deaf

If a deaf person wishes for a career in customer
service, there is a perfect job. Look at:

http://deafdigest.com/perfect-job-for-deaf/

 

— overcoming a Deaf Pity Vote

Hollywood is full of jealous and spiteful people.
When Marlee Matlin won the Oscar for her performance
with the “Children of a Lesser God” these people
said she won because of Deaf Pity votes. Well,
fast forward into 2017, and so far she has
103 various credits (film, TV, public
appearances, etc). Most performers don’t even have
that many credits.

 

— “deaf” or “without hearing”

In USA, deaf people are often called deaf
or Deaf 0r hard of hearing or hearing impaired.
It is different in Indonesia. Deaf people
are called either deaf or without hearing.
Most deaf people want to be just called
deaf!

 

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

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

10/01/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
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DeafDigest – 03 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 3, 2017

 

— a three million dollar Deaf Mistake

A deaf relay provider made a $3 million dollar
mistake. It did not renew its domain name
and for three days last year, it was out of
service. The FCC did not like it and fined the
company $3 million dollars. To err is human –
as it happened to Dallas Cowboys, Microsoft,
Hotmail, Foursquare and Heinz. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/oops-three-million-dollars/

 

— deaf in movies; yes, but deaf in TV, no

A disability advocacy group accused Hollywood
of half-discrimination; casting deaf performers
in movies, but not casting them on TV! Movies
any different from TV? Acting is acting is
acting.

 

— a North Korean mystery

North Korea is not a good nation to live;
people are starving; the government
shoots rockets and threatens War. Yet
they are good to the deaf! There is
World Federation of the Deaf office
in Pyongyang, which is headed by
a deaf German man. And also North
Korea worked with the United Nations
to give rights and needs to the deaf.
A big mystery, North Korea certainly is.

 

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

10/01/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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— Deaf Job of the Day (each day new job announcement)
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DeafDigest – 02 October 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 2, 2017

 

— deaf volunters best during emergency training drills

An emergency training drill took place in Bellevue, Washington.
The training director had this to say about the deaf:

The deaf community actually brings in skills that we don’t have.
They tend to be better about communication, they are alert to
some things that we are sometimes not. They can be very helpful
about things that are slipping our mind

And as a matter of deaf teamwork, an ASL signing volunteer
worked with a non-ASL signing volunteer, and they worked
together very well.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/group-of-deaf-women-in-training/

 

— a CI lawsuit

A law web site mentioned a CI lawsuit against a
surgeon.

Reason was that the CI was implanted on the wrong
ear of a patient who was deaf in one ear. As a
result the patient became deaf in both ears!

 

— fake ASL by a cartoon character

The producers of Marvel’s “Inhumans” made a big time
blunder by having Black Bolt use very-fake ASL to
communicate with people around him. Black Bolt is
not deaf but cannot use his voice because it is
destructive and would cause harm everywhere.
Anyway, Marvel’s fans said the producer should
have hired a deaf ASL actor to play the Black
Bolt role!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— To get a hearing aid or get a CI?
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

10/01/17 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/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf-owned gasoline delivery company
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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf people of Jamaica are demanding explanation from the government on why they are not able to get
drivers’ licenses. The government has repeatedly said they can get licenses, but it has become the
same old rhetoric.

The Swiss Federation for the Deaf has demanded
that all election literature and announcements
of parliamentary bills be available in sign
language online. Not sure if Switzerland has
one sign language or four different sign
languages because it is a multi-lingual
nation!

The South Dakota task force said that the South Dakota School for the Deaf campus should
stay as is unless offer far exceeds what
the current value is.

Deaf students at Thom Collegiate (Regina, Saskatchewan)
have set up an art exhibit at a local library
with a Deaf Forest theme, hoping the public
will realize what deaf people face every day.

Uber has developed new software in deaf drivers’
cars to teach hearing passengers how to use simple
sign language – such as thank you.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A DEAF FRUSTRATION IN RESTAURANT
What is a big Deaf Frustration in a restaurant?

You agree to meet a deaf friend at a restaurant. You
arrive first before him, and you tell the waiter that
you are waiting for your friend.

The waiter does not understand you and gives you
a hard time. Even if you point to your watch and
tell him “5 minutes” the waiter still does not
understand you!

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

A BOX MAKES PEACE BETWEEN DEAF AND HEARING EMPLOYEES

A deaf man and a hearing man did not get along in
a workplace office. They were always arguing over many
things.

The hearing man was rude. He would confront the deaf
man, pointing to the mistake deaf man made with paperwork.
And the hearing man would not listen when the deaf man
tried to explain that it was not an error.

Then there was peace. How? The boss set up two boxes
on top of a table in the office. One box was for the
deaf employee. The other box was for the hearing employee.

If they wish to communicate or to pass papers with
each other, they put these in the box.
No more face to face. Just box to box.

Peace!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I was working exhibiting for the DeafBlind Equipment Distribution Program at
an Expo.

It was a busy place in a hospital with many other vendors.

There were a mixture of attendees: medical staff, social services workers,
Deaf and hard of hearing people and so on.

I hired an interpreter to do tactile interpreting for the day.

When I did direct tactile ASL with a visitor, an interpreter will need to
stand by.

However, I experienced interpreters wondering off somewhere while I was
busy.

The result was that I often was left standing alone without support or
information about whether anyone had come to my table.

Some important details were missing in this situation.

Interpreters should use touch signals on my back or arm to let me know
she/he leaves my side.

That happened a little too much that day and left me feeling helpless!

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:

The CEO of the Botswana Society for the Deaf has
been arrested for embezzling the agency
funds. This case will go to trial.

British artist David Hockney became deaf while
he was younger. He said his deafness helped
sharpen his sense of space and perspective
while drawing.

It costs $1,200 to pay for a bulletproof vest
for K-9 dogs. The students at the St Mary’s
School for the Deaf in Buffalo, NY raised
$2,500 to buy two vests plus medication for
the dogs.

Downtown Fargo (ND( will be having these
ASL bike racks, as a way to promote the needs
and awareness of the deaf.

Parole was denied in Florida for a deaf man who was
convicted of murder in 1981, a crime his attorney
and friends said he never committed.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ALMOST IGNORED A GESTURE

There is a confusion between ASL and gesturing.

A deaf woman was in a room with a hearing woman. That hearing woman always gestured when talking with others. The deaf woman always ignored her.

But this time the gesturing hearing woman was trying to talk to the deaf woman, and was ignored.

It can be embarrassing.

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Lip reading tale

A deaf man and a hearing man were out on the golf
course, playing golf.

The deaf man thought the hearing man said, while
pointing his finger:

This is a shack

The hearing man actually said:

This is a shank (making reference to a bad
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

THE HEARING WHISPER

We often see hearing people whisper something into other hearing person’s ear.

It is like telling something about a big secret that they don’t want others to know. We also know that this whisper is very quiet with very low voice so others can’t hear.

Why would some hearing people whisper something into a deaf person’s ear knowing that the deaf person cannot hear it?

And also why would these same hearing people speak so loud with that whisper on deaf person’s ear?

A big mystery.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As I began to think about the theme of “Back to Basics,” I
realized that many people do not understand the differences
between realtime or online captioners and offline or
post-production captioners and the different jobs that they
perform. A captioner isn’t just a captioner.

Realtime or online captioners write the captions simultaneous
with the production. Therefore, they must be able to transcribe
accurately at high speeds. They use the same skills as a court
reporter.

An offline or post-production captioner may not transcribe the
captions. An offline captioner may only be responsible for
timing and positioning the captions after someone else has
transcribed the audio portion of the television show.
Offline captioning cannot be used for “live” programming and
is generally used on shows such as sitcoms, dramas, and other
shows that are prerecorded

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

In folklore, the number 13 may be a sign of jinx,
but to TV captioning activists, it is a number of
mystery.
FCC regulations, some years back, decreed that
all new TV sets, bigger than 13 inches, must be
captioned.
Why 13? The perception is that the smaller the
screen, the harder it is to read captions. But if
we have proved we can read the text messages on our
tiny pagers, then captions can be read on the smallest
TV sets possible. Even on “wrist TV sets”, captions
can be read.
These activists are asking the FCC to remove
the 13 inch captioning threshold.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The National Association of School Psychologists passed a resolution to support the needs of deaf students in all school settings.

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