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Posts published in November 2017

DeafDigest – 30 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 30, 2017

 

— deaf characters is part of plan to kick out TV

Super Deluxe is a program on youtube; it is not a
TV show, but looks like it. They hope people will
watch youtube instead of watching TV. Anyway
one Super Deluxe program may involve deaf chracters –
Marlee Matlin, Josh Feldman and Shoshannah Stern
in a drama/comedy show. Right now, details are still
vague. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/competing-against-tv/

 

— heavy pressure on family about CI

A deaf child was born to an all-hearing family.
Knowing nothing about deafness, the parents
got advise from pro-CI and anti-CI groups.
They put a lot of pressure on the family, but
a decision was made not to implant the child.
Second decision was to move to a city 100 miles
away where the deaf child will get education
at a deaf school instead of staying home and
getting him mainstreamed. It was in a newspaper
story.

 

— easy or hard to communicate with deaf

A consultant gave this advice for hearing
people that want to communicate with the
deaf – without using sign language.
Just face the deaf person directly.
Speak slowly and don’t shout. Use
gestures. Use note and pen, etc. Will
it work? It may work if the hearing
person is not scared to communicate
with the deaf, and also with lots of
patience. It will not work with
scared and impatient hearing people!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf bartender may have invented a popular drink
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 29, 2017

 

— deaf community angry over wrong signs used on TV

Tan Teck Sum, not deaf, is a sign language instructor.
She was on Singaporean TV trying to teach the host on
how to sign some words. The deaf community of
Singapore is angry for several reasons – she is
not a qualified sign language instructor; that
she was using wrong signs; she said she uses
SEE signs but her name is not on the list of
qualified SEE sign language instructors. See
the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/teaching-wrong-signs/

 

— deaf community vs State of Georgia

The State of Georgia was ordered two years ago
to establish mental health services for
the deaf. Two years later, despite the court
order, the state has done nothing! As a
result, there is a big court case, as
deaf community attorneys want to know why
the state has not done anything.

 

— new deaf teacher wins university award

Beth Wilson, who is deaf, is a retired electrical
engineer, over 30 years with Raytheon. She
joined the online faculty in 2016 at Worcester
Polytechnic Institute as an online instructor in
systems engineering. Recently she won the
university exemplary teaching award. As a deaf
person she finds teaching online classes more
rewarding than teaching students face to face.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a deputy sheriff, friend of deaf, lost his job
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 28, 2017

 

— deafness DNA testing

There are several companies that would test your DNA,
of course, for a fee. Are these DNA tests on deafness
any good? A deaf woman went through a DNA testing
and wanted to know why she was born deaf. She had
assumed it was genetics that caused her deafness,
but admitted it was not proven. It was for her
peace of mind, knowing that her assumption was
correct. Is it worth the time and money to get
DNA testing? This is a personal decision.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/dna-tests/

 

— New England Homes for the Deaf is important

The New England Homes for the Deaf is one of only two
facilities in the nation that offers specialized
nursing home care and specialized nursing home care
and assisted living for people who are both blind
and deaf. We should have more such facilities but
just two in the entire USA!

 

— nation’s sixth most important disabled person is deaf

Jackie Driver, who is deaf and operates a national
deaf service agency, has been ranked as the sixth
most influential disabled person in Great Britain.
Who is the most influential deaf person in USA?
Marlee Matlin, Nyle DiMarco, who else?

 

 

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

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

11/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 27, 2017

— a brain inside hearing aid

A brain (actually artificial intelligence) inside a
future hearing aid? This is what engineers, researchers
and scientists are saying that can be done. It may
work for hearing aid users but may not work for the deaf
since they may not understand sounds and voices from
hearing aids! A picture is at:

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

 

— FCC will not accept internet as public utility

Internet is a public utility – same as electricity,
gas, water, sewage, telephone and transportation.
But FCC, because of removing net neutrality, is
saying internet is not public utility. This means
higher costs and slower speeds for low income
deaf people.

 

— deaf club for hearing

Deaf clubs would serve the deaf community –
social, sports, special events, etc. But
would a deaf club serve a hearing community?
The Chester Deaf Centre in Great Britain
has opened its doors to hearing organizations
and hearing groups to host their own events.
The Chester Deaf Centre leaders are saying
their club is strong because it serves the
deaf community AND hearing community.

 

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

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

11/26/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 November 2017

DeafDigest Gold – November 26, 2017

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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Old Fogey

Off-Hand

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-off-hand/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/colleges-hiding-ada-services-webpages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-video-with-no-sound/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-deaf-double-laughter/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf engineer in a big hotel 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-town-design/

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Top stories about the deaf:

In Great Britain, because of price war, freelance
interpreters are losing out on interpreting
assignments, as service agencies, offering
lower rates, are getting most assignments.
Bottom line – quality of interpreting
is getting worse.

The Punjab government in India has set aside
nearly 70 jobs for the deaf and the disabled
in accordance with their deaf/disabled hiring
rules.

A hearing Hong Kong man abandoned his deaf son
in Singapore; he was broke and he felt the
deaf son would get better services in
Singapore. For that reason he may be
sentenced to time in prison. The deaf son
is currently being placed in deaf school
with court order to ensure his protection
and security.

Toyin Fasakin, who is deaf, is one of the candidates
for the Office of The Register of Wills in
Prince George’s County in Maryland. A newspaper
story said he is the county’s first deaf political
candidate. There was deaf man who served on a
town council in the county, but it was a town,
not a county, office.

A deaf man, of Edmonton, in Canada, was arrested
for posing as a police impersonator. He wanted
to be a police officer but was denied because of
his deafness, so turned to impersonation!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

NEWSPAPER REPORTERS ALWAYS WRONG ABOUT HEARING LOSS
We often read in the newspapers such as “80 percent
hearing loss” or “50 percent hearing loss” etc.
This is not correct. No such a thing as a hearing
loss in percentages.
Hearing loss is measured in decibels, not in
percentages.
We almost never read in the newspapers “80dB
hearing loss” or “50dB hearing loss” etc.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/

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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:

Meet Our Team

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:

Contact

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DOUBLE LAUGH BY HEARING PEOPLE
What is Double Laugh by Hearing People? Happens
too often.
A hearing person would tell a joke. The hearing
people will laugh at it, and then look at the
deaf person to see if he laughs.
If the deaf person does not laugh, then the
hearing people laugh again (at the deaf person,
not at the hearing story teller)!
This is embarrassing and uncomfortable.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-deaf-double-laughter/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Recently I went to an optometrist for a yearly eye exam.

My wife accommodated me as an interpreter.

I went through all those tests and was given many verbal commands.

My wife used touch signals or haptic signals to give me the commands, such as read, left, right, up and down via my back.

This is a nicer way to provide cues than being poked on my face by the optometrist!

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 – 26 November 2017

DeafDigest Blue – November 26, 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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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/oral-interpreters-expensive-in-england/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-deaf-big-shock/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/doctor-specializing-in-deaf-tinnitus/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/loud-applause-for-interpreter-not-deaf/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— gentle shoulder tap almost led to a violent fight http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/alumni-association-of-a-closed-deaf-school/

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Top stories about the deaf:

$150,000 grant has been given to researchers at
University of Texas at San Antonio to train
school psychologists in deaf education.

AT&T Pacific Bell has been slapped with a discrimination
lawsuit filed by a deaf employee for denying him reasonable
accommodation.

More people in Kenya are becoming deaf. Why?
No one knows!

A deaf man checked in at an emergency room in a
British hospital, and was left there for many
hours – only because the hospital couldn’t find
an interpreter for him. The government hospital
services have been pretty much embarrassed by
the whole thing.

In parts of India, there is a court room on wheels,
transporting to areas where public transportation
is not available. In one day, over 90 people
showed up with their legal issues. A number of them were deaf!

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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

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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:

Meet Our Team

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:

Contact

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

TINNITUS DOCTOR AND THE DEAF
Many deaf people suffer from tinnitus. We have
some doctors that work with people that suffer from
tinnitus.
There is one doctor, who said she is the only one
in USA with a doctorate, specializing in tinnitus. Her
name is Dr. Marsha Johnson and her practice is in
Oregon.
Yet, how many deaf patients have seen her in her
15 years of practice?
Zero! Why?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/doctor-specializing-in-deaf-tinnitus/

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Lip reading tale

a deaf friend was chatting with a hearing friend
in a bar

The deaf friend thought hearing friend said:
I like chin

The hearing friend actually said:
I like gin

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

AN APPLAUSE THAT A DEAF SPEAKER HATES
What is an applause from the hearing people that the
deaf speaker, with interpreter, hates?
It is when a deaf speaker gives a wonderful speech
about something. The hearing people stand up and give
a very loud applause after that speech.
One thing was wrong. The applause was for the
interpreter, not for the deaf speaker!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When people find out what I do for a living, one topic that many people immediately bring up is captioning errors. People are always reading the screens of CART captioners and broadcast captioners as we write what is being said, and because we are human, there will always be some mistakes.

Realtime captioners cannot stop and go back to correct mistakes. Everyone sees the mistakes that we make.

It is very important that users of realtime captioning understand what an acceptable error rate is and what is not acceptable. Unfortunately, even if a captioner is writing at 99.9% accuracy, there will still be 10 misstrokes for every 10,000 steno strokes. People often focus on those 10 misstrokes rather than the 9,990 strokes that are correct.

To do a little comparison with something that most of us are familiar with, imagine if you were typing on a computer keyboard and you were typing 10,000 keystrokes without taking a break. If you only had 10 incorrect keystrokes, you would probably be very happy with your accuracy.

Of course, there are some captioners and captioning programs out there that may not be doing a good job, and consumers of captioning should voice their concerns to help to improve the quality. If there is a mistake in every sentence or if one in every 10 or 20 words is wrong, it is important to let the people in charge know that the captioning is not good enough. Sometimes the people in charge have no idea what good captioning is.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A recent edition of the Irish Independent
newspaper ran a piece about babies being
able to tell friend from foe before talking.
It pretty much is the same with the
deaf adults able to tell a hearing friend
from a hearing foe. All we do is to read
their facial expressions.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Implants come in two pieces, inner and outer. Future CI’s
may come in one piece, all that go inside. A major CI
manufacturer introduced this device, saying it is the
world’s first single unit processor, claiming FDA has
approved it.

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DeafDigest – 24 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 24, 2017

— deaf driving a self-driving car

Could a deaf person drive a self-driving car?
This was a big issue discussed among automobile
designers, auto manufacturing oompanies and
of course, the federal regulators. A deaf
advocate showed concern whether a deaf driver could
tell a self-driving car what to do. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/self-driving-car-pulled-over/

 

— deaf role as ex-FBI agent

Deaf character Jocelyn Turner, who plays the role as a
former FBI agent, will be part of the cast with the
Quantico, Season III series. That character is
being played by Marlee Matlin, who previously
played the role as District Attorney in one of these
past TV series. Typecast, she certainly is not!

 

— immigration blocks deaf girlfriend from visiting deaf boyfriend

A deaf girlfriend flew to another nation to visit her
deaf boyfriend. The airport immigration people
would not allow her entry into the nation, saying
she oouldn’t understand their questions (without
interpreters around). There was a rule that if
people detained are deaf, the airport people must
get interpreters, but they didn’t. She was sent
back to her naton. As a result, the couple has
filed a lawsuit, saying intepreting procedures
weren’t followed.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a shoulder-tap hides deafness
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 23, 2017

— laser light in deaf person’s inner ear

Cochlear implant is old fashioned? Replacing it is
a laser light in deaf person’s inner ear! This is
what a group of European engineers is saying.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/very-tiny-laser-light/

 

— these costly workshop interpreters

at a recent deaf workshop, 20 interpreters
were hired for two full working days for
the benefit of participants. Cost? The
bill was $41,000, or in other words
nearly $1,414 per deaf workshop participant!
This is the reason why workshop organizers
can go broke because of these interpreters.

 

— hearing aid monthly payments or car monthly payments

A deaf man said that making monthly payments on
his hearing aid is equal to making car monthly
payments. Do you want a hearing aid or a new car?

 

 

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

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

11/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 22, 2017

— no net neutrality for the deaf

It is not a surprise that FCC plans to remove
net neutrality. The FCC chairperson Ajit Pai
never liked net neutrality and removing it
was his #1 priority after being appointed by
the White House. Without net neutrality,
internet and cable costs may skyrocket,
placing low income deaf people at
disadvantage. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-net-neutrality/

 

— new text-911 system is the best but with a problem

People are saying that Next Generation 911 system
is the best. But there is a big problem. It is
very expensive – leading to a big question –
who pays for it?  State legislators are wrestling
with this issue.

 

— deaf on Impossible TV show

Impossible is a popular TV game show in Great Britain.
And for the first time, this program is having a
deaf participant. There are many TV game shows
on American TV – but rarely, if any, there have
been deaf participants.

 

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

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

11/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 21, 2017

 

— iPads by deaf in hospitals are hated

Hospitals think iPad is best for deaf patients to
communicate with interpreters. But deaf patients
hate it. Some refuse hospital appointments just
to avoid iPad communicationss! iPads are not
human, and is cold to deaf patients as compared
to compassionate faces of interpreters. Also,
because of wi-fi problems, the iPad screens
freeze up. And by the time wi-fi is fixed,
the on-line interpreter is gone. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hating-ipads/

 

— wife of a congressman mocks a hearing aid

Monica Conyers, the wife of Michigan Congressman
John Conyers, was mentioned in a story today
for mocking the hearing aid worn by a local
Detroit council member. That attitude is
disappointing.

 

— bad “I Love You” design

Apple has come up with a new smiley that says
“I Love You” but people are saying it is not
I Love You, but devil’s horns!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— wrong about Marlee Matlin
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 20 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 20, 2017

— interesting wall in a restaurant

A restaurant has an interesting wall, and it
is deaf-related. Take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/restaurant-wall/

 

— deaf prisoner’s sentence reduced for a reason

A deaf prisoner’s sentence was reduced by a
judge for a reason. The TV shown in prison
cells is not captioned. Fellow prisoners
do not know sign language. For these
reasons, the judge granted the deaf prisoner’s
request. It is not in USA, and so, ADA regulations
do not apply!

 

— deaf photographer’s comment

A deaf photographer made this comment:

Not many deaf people are able to learn photography
because of the communication issues

Well, several deaf photographers have told
DeafDigest editor that they were self-taught.
Another deaf photographer said taking pictures
is just a matter of thinking when the big
scene is coming up soon. One of these
self-taught photographers has had his
pictures bought by big national magazines.

 

 

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

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

11/19/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 20 November 2017

DeafDigest Gold – November 19, 2017

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Old Fogey

Won Lottery, But …..

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-won-lottery-but/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-man-in-france/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/colleges-hiding-ada-services-webpages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-video-with-no-sound/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf community, giving back & not giving back
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The best maintenance department employees with
the Malaysian Parliament are deaf. They
perform their tasks much better than hearing
employees. This was what the maintenance
department supervisor said.

A big concern among advocates in India
is that while educational opportunities
for the deaf is getting much better,
there are no jobs available for these
deaf graduates.

Gallaudet will be hosting a conference on
disability history, thanks to a grant awarded
by the National Endowment of the Humanities.

The Slovakian government will require car emergency
texting system for the benefit of deaf drivers
involved in auto accidents.

Dawn Butler, a MP in Great Britain, much loved by
the British Deaf Community, has been honored as the
MP of the Year 2017 for that reason.

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DISABLED STUDENT SERVICES AT HEARING COLLEGES
A deaf student in high school has two choices –
to attend Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN. The second
choice is to attend a hearing college.
Those attending Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN – no problem
with interpreters.
Those wanting to attend hearing college may have a
hard time looking on the web sites for the colleges’
disabled student services! Most hearing colleges do not
have a full web site explaining their interpreting
services or CART services. These colleges know about
ADA requiring interpreters or CART, but do not want
to tell the deaf about it!
Why? These services are very expensive.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/colleges-hiding-ada-services-webpages/

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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
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more information:

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ASL VIDEO WITH NO SOUND
An interpreter was watching ASL video at work. A hearing
person came around and looked at the video and was confused.
Confused because the video had no sound. That hearing
person asked the interpreter where to turn on the sound!
This shows that many hearing people do not realize
that we, the deaf, live in a world of no sound!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-deaf-video-with-no-sound/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I registered to attend a summit in Boston two months ago.

Some high profile people will be attending including Marlee Matlin, Nyle
Dimarco and Haben Girma (who is DeafBlind and graduated from Harvard Law
School). That is not the primary reason for my attendance!

There are couple of important issues I wanted to bring to their attention.
These are transportation and recreation.

Two days before the event, I got an email confirming that I will attend with
an assistant.

This got me worried, so I emailed back to make sure that I would have
interpreters who do tactile ASL.

They were not prepared and the board said “No. we don’t offer one to one
interpreters”.

This is not my first time being refused communication access.

After a few angry moments, they got me “a” tactile interpreter. (notice not
plural)

Anyway. this summit is focused on disability inclusion.

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

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

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DeafDigest – 20 November 2017

DeafDigest Blue – November 19, 2017

Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/auto-dealership-or-deaf-social-club/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dog-for-the-deaf/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-interpreters-expensive-in-england/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-deaf-big-shock/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— anti-closed captioning comment by a politician
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Top stories about the deaf:

Uber has pulled out of Quebec due to regulatory
squabbles. As a result, several deaf Uber drivers
in this province have lost their jobs.

A deaf person was a victim of a crime in
India. The Supreme Court is now arguing
on how much money to compensate the deaf
victim. Some of the justices felt that
the lower court payment order was too
low.

An activist made an issue in a web posting
regarding describing the deaf as either
hearing impaired or hearing disabled or
hard of hearing.

Florida Blue, a state health care provider, has been
praised for providing employment opportunities
for the deaf.

The Third Circuit refused to review the case in which
the Cinemark USA movie chain was required to provide
an interpreter for a deaf-blind patron. In other
words, the deaf-blind patron can continue enjoying
movies with an interpreter.

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For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
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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:

Meet Our Team

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DISABILITY LAWS IN GREAT BRITAIN
In Great Britain, they have a law – Disability
Discrimination Act (DAA), which is almost same as our ADA.
An oral deaf woman asked for an oral interpreter for
her new job. The British government said no. She sued
the government and lost.
Why did she lose? The DAA allows government to say
no, if the cost of interpreter is too expensive!
The woman was earning about $78,000. The cost of
oral interpreters for her would be about $390,000
per year.
This is the reason why the British government said no!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-interpreters-expensive-in-england/

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Lip reading tale

in an oral school, the principal was introducing
a new student to a new teacher

the deaf student thought the principal said:
this is Miss Butter

the principal actually said:
this is Miss Mutter

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A BIG SHOCK FOR TWO DEAF BROTHERS
Two deaf brothers graduated from an oral school. They
did not know sign language. Their deaf parents were oralists,
and never used sign language at home.
Both brothers went to Gallaudet where they became
ASL experts. They came home for the summer months from
Gallaudet.
At home, both brothers got the biggest shock of their
lives.
The big shock was that their deaf parents finally
used ASL at home! They were hiding their ASL from their
sons for many years. They felt safe using ASL when their
sons went to Gallaudet.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-deaf-big-shock/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

This week our nation will celebrate a holiday when we can slow down and
reflect on the many blessings we have in our lives.

As a profession, court reporters and realtime captioners have much to be
grateful for. They have skills and talents that are necessary to record
and communicate important messages in our fast-paced world.

I personally am very thankful for the hard work of the realtime captioners
who bring us newscasts, sporting events, and other live broadcasts. Much
of their work must be done when others of us choose to spend time with our
families and friends.

Most sporting events take place on the weekends, and newscasts are often
during dinnertime or at bedtime for many of us. There are live events that
must be captioned on holidays. When a disaster strikes or an emergency
takes place, captioners must be there at all hours of the day and night.
Thank you to all of you who have worked hard over the years to bring
access via captioning and CART to people across America.

For all of you who read steno, may I take this opportunity to say:

HAP/PEU/THA*PBGS/TKPWEUFG

For those of you who do not read steno, Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Does Richard Branson, the flamboyant international
entrepreneur, dislike the disabled, especially the
Deaf-Blind.
He owns Virgin Airlines, an Australian air carrier.
Brenden Borellini, a Deaf-Blind Australian, was
kicked out of one Virgin flight.
What was Brendan’s crime? That he is Deaf-Blind and
the Virgin employees did not want to be responsible
for him in case there was a disaster.
The irony is that Brenden is an experienced traveler,
who has been traveling all his life since he was at
the age of four. And when Brenden travels out of
Australia, it is not by an automobile. Australia,
being an island, requires air travel to anywhere in
the world.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Do deaf people lipread themselves better than lipreading
other lips? Yes, according to a team of researchers from
Washington University. DeafDigest editor has never tried
to read his own lips and so, cannot say if this theory
is valid.

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DeafDigest – 17 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 17, 2017

 

— talking behind deaf teacher’s back

A hearing student taking college ASL classes was upset.
He said that some mean-spirited ASL students were
taking advantage of the teacher’s deafness to sneak
up behind and make bad comments. The class would laugh
and the deaf teacher had no idea what was going on.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/behind-back-of-deaf-teacher/

 

— seven basic signs

These seven basic signs – excuse me, yes, no, great,
okay, thank you and sorry are taught hearing patrons
at deaf-run restaurants in Asia. This is what one
restaurant owner explained in an interview.

 

— a web audit would save ADA headaches

A web site consultant said that many web sites
are being designed and built – without an
audit – to see if their videos are captioned
or not. These web designers think their sites
are ADA-compliant, but have never thought of
or considered an audit!

 

 

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

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

11/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 16 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 16, 2017

— hackers “learning” ASL

A big story in today’s newspapers is that hackers can
spy on videos through wireless routers. It is scary.
What if hackers learn ASL just by watching two
deaf people video-chatting? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hackers-learning-asl/

 

— Memphis police say deaf house is a hazard

People get angry when Memphis police dispatchers
would notify police officers if a deaf home
is hazardous. The City of Memphis said it
is a normal procedure. Peace-loving deaf
being hazardous? No way!

 

— Texas to change name of a Confederate deaf school

After the Civil War, Zachary Taylor Fulmore, who
fought for the Confederates, established a
deaf school – Texas State School for Colored Blind
and Deaf. That school has since then been
merged with Texas School for the Deaf – but
anyway, the state wants to change the old building
name to remove any connection to the Confederates.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— W letter is a challenge
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 15 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 15, 2017

— football players and fans see the same deaf face

A 150-foot mural of a deaf man towers over the
Everbank Field, the stadium where the Jacksonville
Jaguars play. Each time the players and the fans
enter the stadium, they cannot miss the mural.
The deaf face is Connell Crooms, an activist
who was brutally beaten up by the police earlier
this year. Incidentally, one of the Jaguars
players is a Coda – Marquise Lee. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mural-overseeing-football-stadium/

 

— shocking tale of a deaf singer

Mandy Harvey, who is late-deafened and knows no sign
language, is a talented singer that reached the
America’s Got Talented finals. Instead of praising
her, some anti-oral deaf people threatened her
with death for not advocating ASL. This is sad
because we should always respect diversity no
matter what.

 

— an insult to hard-working deaf employees

A historian, specializing in rights of the deaf and
the disabled, researched these early 20th century
years and discovered an insult. Many deaf people
were employed but were described by employers
and legislators as – unproductive citizens!
An insult big time.

 

 

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

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

11/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 14, 2017

— corporate leader in hiring the deaf

A historian just learned that Ford Motor Company,
many years ago, was probably just the only big
corporation to hire deaf employees for factory work.
Het said that other corporations did not hire the
deaf as much as Ford did. A picture is at:

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

 

— an unwanted deaf political connection

Roy Moore is in trouble, being in front page news.
It was just learned that one of his accusers is an
interpreter. She interpreted for Hillary Clinton
in her presidential campaign last year! A deaf
connection that we do not want.

 

— wife embarrasses husband

A long-time thief was caught by police. He
then faked his deafness, pretending not to
understand what the police was saying.
The police then asked his wife to come over
to the police station. She immediately
identified the thief as her husband, saying
he was never deaf in the first place.

 

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

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

11/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 13 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 13, 2017

 

— big reasons for interpreters during medical appointments

A medical appointment is a nightmare as it is confusing.
A deaf person must make an appointment. Then see the
receptionist. And then discuss with the nurse.
And then the doctor comes in. He gives you a
prescription. You don’t understand the prescription
that the pharmacist must explain, etc, etc, etc.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/confusion-at-medical-clinic/

 

— researcher says balloons can help the deaf

He said that balloons can feel the vibrations,
helping the deaf to follow music. What if the
balloon bursts and becomes useless?

 

— a mixed-up Hollywood

Is Hollywood confusing itself? Hollywood is saying they
make movies that treat deaf characters as normal human
beings instead of being pitied for their deafness.
Great – but why is Hollywood continuing to cast
fake-deaf actors for deaf roles? Possibly
Hollywood is all mixed up.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf people, true or false
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/12/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 12 November 2017

DeafDigest Gold – November 12, 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

Wrong Convention

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-wrong-convention/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/overlooked-deaf-members-in-family-tree/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-gamblers-not-allowed/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fax-machines-not-important-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/important-deaf-man-in-france/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf-owned hotel, best in the world http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/hotel-hassler-rome-owned-by-dea/

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Top stories about the deaf:

There is fear among many educators that federal funding
for education of the deaf would be replaced by
block grants. The educators feel block grants is
not the best way to educate the deaf.

A 24-year old deaf girl, born in Venezuela but
residing in Trinidad and Tobago with her parents
has not been able attend classes in her new nation.
She was attending deaf school in Venezuela, but
her parents, naturalized Trinidad citizens, went
back to their old nation. For some reason the
government would not let the deaf girl attend
classes at a deaf school.

Gallaudet is part of a group of other few colleges
that collaborate with HP, formerly Hewlett-Packard,
on the testing of virtual reality, 3D printers
and other computer educational tools.

The FEMA has been accused by an activist of
neglecting deaf people during emergencies.

John Miller is no longer the director of the
Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission.

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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

FAX MACHINE BECOMING UNIMPORTANT?
About 20 years ago, the fax machine became very popular
in the deaf community. It replaced the TTY machine as a way
for deaf people to communicate with each other.
One deaf family used the fax machine to communicate with
their deaf family members that lived in another city. That
fax machine was busy all day, every day.
Not any more. Deaf people use email, use chat, use
pagers, use web cams, etc. And more deaf people have thrown away
their fax machines!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fax-machines-not-important-for-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:

Meet Our Team

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:

Contact

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A BIG MAN IN FRANCE BUT NOT IN USA
A deaf American, with strong interest in deaf theater
and in deaf arts, moved to France.
In USA, he was not well known among the deaf in the
Deaf Theater/Deaf Arts community.
In France, he suddenly became very popular and was
a big leader in the French Deaf Theater/Deaf Arts community.
After about 10 years in France, he moved back to USA
and again became “unknown”. The French deaf people continue
to miss his leadership because there was no one there to
replace him!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I was traveling via airplane recently with my wife.

I sat in the seat by the window. It was a short trip from Vermont to Philadelphia.

I looked out the window a few times to view what was out there.

Once we landed at the airport we went on to check into a hotel.

I found that my neck was sore from viewing out the plane’s window!

To help you see my vision and what it is like:

Get a funnel from your kitchen cabinet, put large opening to your eye.

That is how much viewing space I have. Picture that viewing out the window
from the plane!

I think it is time for airlines to add a special swivel seat so I do not
have to strain my neck!

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 – 12 November 2017

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Narragansett Historical Society (MA) staged an
event to honor the memory of Florence Breevort Kane.
She was deaf and was a world-renowned sculptor
during the Roaring Twenties. She passed away in
1956.

The Medical Council of India said that students that
belong to either one of the 21 different disabled categories can take medical school entrance exams.
Deafness has been included in these 21 disabled
categories.

An advocate from Connecticut said the governor,
in a budget cutting move, chose to eliminate all
40 state interpreters instead of making across
the board cuts.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and Board of Parole both asked the U.S. District Court of Nebraska to dismiss parts of ACLU’s class action
lawsuit, with respect to discrimination against
deaf prisoners. They said ACLU has been too
overreaching on violations that have not yet
been committed by prison officials!

Future deaf business entrepreneurs are taking
part in a workshop that is taking place in
Washington, DC. The number of participants
is 27.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A DEAF CLUB IN NEW CAR DEALERSHIP?
Years ago, a popular and a well-known deaf man worked
in a Washington, DC new car dealership. He specialized in
sales of new cars for deaf customers.
The dealership general manager hated it when many
deaf friends came to the dealership just to chat with
the deaf salesperson.
This general manager asked his deaf salesman:

is this an auto dealership or is this a deaf social club?

Few weeks later, the deaf salesman quit his job.

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

A deaf supply clerk in office thought hearing
person said:

I need cream

He actually said:
I need ream (of photocopying paper)

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A DOG AS A PET OR AS A HEARING EAR DOG?
DeafDigest editor and his wife, with the family dog,
were staying at a hotel in North Carolina as a stopover
on way to Holiday Season vacation in Florida.
The hotel in North Carolina allowed dogs, but there
is an extra charge for it.
The hotel policy is no charge if the dog is certified
as a Service Dog.
DeafDigest editor’s dog is a pet, not a Service
Dog. The hotel, however, said that if the dog’s owner
is deaf, then this dog is “certified” as a Service
Dog, no matter if the dog is a pet!
This was a surprise because DeafDigest editor expected
to pay extra for the dog in the hotel room.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One thing that it is important to remember is that many realtime captioners started off as court reporters. Most court reporters learn a steno theory that incorporates a number of brief forms that can be used to save time in court proceedings.

Phrases like “where do you live,” “state your name,” “do you know,” and “I don’t remember” come up frequently in the work of a court reporter. Many court reporters devise ways to write these phrases and many others in one stroke on the steno keyboard.

Some captioners try to delete or eliminate some or all of these phrases from their dictionaries when they start captioning, but sometimes a few of these phrases may remain and may cause some embarrassing errors.

A common way to write “at that time” is with the steno TAT. Unfortunately, if the word “tattered” is not in a steno writer’s dictionary, it might come out as “at that timered.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

One of the most discriminated-against-deaf professions
is EMT. Many local fire departments do not want to hire
the deaf as EMT despite their qualifications and their
credentials.
Despite rampart discrimination, we do have a few
deaf individuals serving as EMT.
The newest deaf EMT is Kasey Holland who is now
stationed at Central Ohio Joint Fire District.
When not busy serving at EMT and volunteer
firefighter, she attends classes at Central Ohio Technical
College, majoring in Radiology.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Growing up Bethan Hindson, a deaf woman in United Kingdom,
wanted to become a veterinarian. Everyone told her – no you
can’t because you are deaf. She would not listen. Now she
is winding up her 5th year of studies at the Royal Veterinary
College. And then onwards to a long career working with
animals.

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DeafDigest – 10 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 10, 2017

— a newspaper story insults deaf, big time!

Part of a newspaper story said:

a former umbrella repairman was deaf, despite his
oversized ears

An insult? Yes. There are hearing people with
big ears; there are deaf people with big ears.
Size of ears has nothing to do with being
deaf or not! That story was printed – way
back in 1917 by an Australian newspaper.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/half-human-with-big-ears/

 

— sign language glove said to be useless

There are many sign language glove prototypes
designed by engineers. Useful or useless?
Many deaf people say the gloves are invented
because hearing people think it is the best
way for the deaf. And deaf people don’t like
to use it. This story was run in The Atlantic.

 

— cruise ship won’t accept two deaf people

Two deaf people, from Wales, wanted to take a
cruise, but were refused admittance by the
Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Keep in mind
Great Britain, in which Wales is part of,
does not have ADA. This ADA requires
American cruise boats, on American waters,
to provide accommodations.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— video relay abuse by hearing
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/05/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

— The Silent Network has re-launched

The Silent Network, the nation’s first national
television network, geared to deaf and hard of
hearing viewers, has re-launched as an Over-The-Top
(OTT) television service.

To read the press release:
http://deafdigest.com/the-silent-network-is-re-launched/

DeafDigest – 09 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 9, 2017

 

— TV’s first open captioned program

Open captions is not the same as closed captions.
Hearing people, that hate captions, can turn it
off (and make deaf people angry). Open captions
cannot be turned off. Anyway, the very first
open captioned TV program was Julia Child’s
The French Chef – way back in 1973. This
story was brought up today in web news.
Because hearing people hated open captions,
it forced a slow and long switch to
closed captions. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/first-open-captioned-tv-program/

 

— a double-scam on a deaf person

A fake-interpreter arrived at a deaf person’s
house (first scam). The deaf person was told
he had an appointment at a hospital (second
scam). Deaf person was puzzled because he never
made an appointment. After arriving at the
hospital, the fake interpreter disappeared!
Police is looking into this matter. Nothing
happened to the deaf person, except for his
humilitation. It took place in a big
British city.

 

— a frustrated deaf job placement specialist

A deaf job placement specialist is frustrated.
He went to a business owner, asking him if
he would be willing to hire a deaf person.
The business owner said:

I hired a deaf person in the past and he
wasn’t doing a good job, and I fired him.
For that reason, no more deaf people in
my business!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— downloading movies from web sites
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/05/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 08 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 8, 2017

 

— deaf fraud at a medical school

A physician got into trouble for getting his daughter
admitted to a medical school, saying that she is
deaf. The Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences
(India) had a quota that allowed a limited number of
deaf medical students. It was much easier for her
to get admitted if she was certified as deaf.
When the medical school found out about the
faked deafness, they kicked her out of program.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/fake-deaf-id-card/

 

— a problem with voice to text computers

We read about these voice to text computers
that would help the deaf with communications.
Well, there was a serious issue with these
computers. Background noise will affect
these translations. So, if we want an
accurate translation, it must be made in a
quiet room!

 

— a new bill in Congress may weaken the ADA

There is a new bill in Congress – ADA Education and
Reform Act. The title is misleading; it would
“forgive” businesses that tried for years to
follow the ADA but couldn’t. It is hard to
believe that there are continuing efforts
to weaken the ADA.

 

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

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

11/05/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 07 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 7, 2017

— TV program explains deaf last to know during emergencies

The KRON4 TV station ran a program in Santa Rosa, California
explaining that during emergencies, deaf people are often
the last to know about it. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-last-to-know/

 

— hair stem cells to fix deafness can be VERY risky

A report by a team of researchers at Rutgers University
said that stem cells can help deaf people become
hearing – but with a BIG risk – that it can cause
cancer! This report was printed in the magazine –
Stem Cell Reports.

 

— a real rare deaf restaurant

Deaf restaurants are not rare. It pretty much is
becoming more common in Europe, Asia and Africa
(though not in USA). But it is misleading. These
deaf restaurants have few hearing employees
while most other employees are deaf. Well,
a restaurant in Tanzania is rare – everyone
is deaf – meaning all waiters, waitresses,
chefs, kitchen staff, etc are all deaf.
Telephone calls? None. They use blackboards
to communicate with hearing patrons.

 

 

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

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

11/05/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 06 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 6, 2017

— an alley clarification

This past weekend DeafDigest ran a video about
“Deaf-Mute Property” in Little Rock, valued
at $181,000. It was just learned that it
was an alley behind the old Arkansas School
for the Deaf before the school moved to
its present location. This part of the
alley was 30 feet long and was for sale.
Still, why “Deaf-Mute Property”? A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mute-alley-in-little-rock/

 

— worst manners: deaf jobs-seeker arrested

A deaf man, seeking a job in a bank, was
arrested in public. He attended a speech by a
government official, ran over to him and
handed him a note on the stage. The police
stopped him and arrested him, thinking he
was going to cause a riot. The note was to
ask for a job in a bank. At this point, the
police does not know what to do with him,
because what he did was bad manners, but not
a crime. It could only happen in India!

 

— two choices for deaf that love opera

There are deaf people that love opera. There are
two choices – to watch the surtitles, or to wear
captioning glasses. What is the difference?
Hard to explain – but surtitles (on a stage screen)
shows edited translations of what is being sung.
Captions is word for word and includes “interruptions”
such as phone is ringing, door knocking, etc.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— no-interpreter hearing auctions
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

11/05/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 November 2017

DeafDigest Gold – November 5, 2017
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Top stories about the deaf:
People of South Africa take their coffee seriously,
and so, with deaf baristas, there was a contest
to decide who was the best deaf South African
barista!
The estate of James Castle has filed a lawsuit against
authors that were planning to do a fictional
biography about him. Castle, who could not read or
write, has been widely acclaimed in the world of art
for making pieces out of scrap wood and paper. His
works have been displayed in museums in Madrid,
Philadelphia and elsewhere.
NTID has signed a working agreement with
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in the Philippines
to provide post-secondary educational services for
the deaf.
A survey in Scotland revealed that 85 percent of
young deaf people do not get the government
benefits they were entitled to according to law!
Finally for the deaf of Canada is a 24/7 relay
service, after years of delays and false starts.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
SOME HEARING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THEIR GENES
    A hearing woman was surprised to have two
deaf daughters. She had no deaf members in
her family or in her husband’s family for
about 2 or 3 generations.
    She was still puzzled about it, and
decided to research her family tree. She
went to libraries, archives and spoke with
very distant members of the family tree.
    Her research went back to about ten
generations. She then discovered she had
several deaf members way back in the past.
    How many people want to do heavy
family history research? Some do, but many
don’t.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
KICKING OUT THE DEAF GAMBLERS
    Many Americans love to gamble. Many deaf people also
love to gamble. There are many deaf poker tournaments
everywhere.
    For many years the annual national deaf basketball
tournament, run by American Athletic Association
of the Deaf (AAAD) attracted well known deaf
gamblers. They liked to place bets on their favorite
deaf teams.
    Not any more. The AAAD is also no more, replaced
by USA Deaf Basketball Association (USADB). And the
USADB officers are strict. Anyone caught gambling
on tournament games will be kicked out of the gym!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
The clock turned back one hour while most of us
were sleeping.
It is not great news for us who have Usher Syndrome.
It gets dark in early evening and most of us cannot
see in the dark.
When we were younger, most of us did not use a white cane
during the summer.
Many people got confused.  For example:
When I was living in the Boston area, I commuted via train.
In the morning, there was good day light, returning home
after work, it was dark.
That is when I used my white cane.
That is why my daily commute confused many people!
These dark evenings are longer so it is also a frustrating
time for many of us.
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 – 05 November 2017

DeafDigest Blue – November 5, 2017
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Top stories about the deaf:
Fiji Association for the Deaf said there is
a serious shortage of interpreters in the
nation.
Marketing consultants are saying that British
businesses do not market that well in the
Deaf Community.
Molina Healthcare (Syracuse, NY) has reached
settlement on lawsuit that they refused to
provide interpreters for a deaf patient.
Text 911 will reach 71 counties in Kansas
effective this week.
The National Black Deaf Advocates has elected
three officers, president Evon Black;
Vice President Samuel Holden and
secretary Anquinette Kimble.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
FAST NEWS IN OLD DAYS
    We have email, videos, blogs, vlogs, AIM, pagers, etc.
All of these help us get news very quickly. An example
was when Ben Soukup introduced Alan Hurwitz as the
new Gallaudet president. Everyone knew about it within
few seconds.
    What about the old days of TTY machines. Were the
news slow? Well, one news-hungry CEO of a deaf agency
used his TTY for about 2-3 hours a day just to get deaf
news from anywhere in USA?
    Yes, telephone bills were high.
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Lip reading tale
This guy I hadn’t seen for a good while came up to me
and said “Do I see two”?
He actually said:
Good to see you
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
SALE OF A PROPERTY IN LITTLE ROCK
    Some time ago there was a notice in a newspaper
of a sale of property in Little Rock, Arkansas.
    The name of the property is Deaf Mute, and
it was valued at $181,000.
    Deaf Mute property? DeafDigest cannot figure
it out.
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
A website called “Captioning Matters” has been created and is maintained
by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). Its purpose is to
promote the value of broadcast captioning and CART captioning that is
offered by many of NCRA’s members.
According to the website, “The Captioning Matters campaign is designed to
promote best practices in the realm of broadcast and ADA captioning.” This
is a grassroots campaign that promotes the value of quality captioning to
television stations, content creators, and individuals throughout the
country.
On this website, you will find useful information, articles, and resources
about captioning. A very important part of this website is devoted to
specifying the best practices that broadcast captioners, captioning
companies, content creators, video programming distributors, and consumers
of captioning services should follow so that accurate and timely captions
may be produced.
You can visit this website and see why “Captioning Matters.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    When DeafDigest dedicates its edition to an individual
that departed us, it is usually a human being of
distinction. An exception is being made in this edition.
    DeafDigest dedicates this edition to a deceased living
being, of distinction. The deceased’s name is Washoe.
    Washoe, a 42-year old chimpanzee, was the first ASL-
signing primate. Learning ASL was not a circus stunt for
Washoe. It was for ASL researchers and linguists to understand
the thought and process that elevated the language to the
stature it enjoys everywhere in the world.
    Washoe was the first in a proliferation of sign language
chimpanzees in these collegiate research labs.
    DeafDigest editor, at one time during the seventies,
visited the lab at University of Nevada to observe Washoe’s
signs, and to ask the director some questions.
    For some reason, the director’s comments were evasive and
extremely guarded.
    It was later learned that visitors were not permitted at
the lab, but somehow allowed DeafDigest editor to tour the
premises!
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
A school district in Missouri hired a convicted felon as an
interpreter and gave her a provisional certification without
knowing about her background. When full background investigation
findings came in, she was fired, and then ran away. The police
and the FBI is looking for her because of her continuing
series of crimes.
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DeafDigest – 03 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 3, 2017

 

— deaf celebrity admits being bullied as a kid
(picture)

Lou Ferrigno, who is deaf, but functions as a hearing
person, made a confession today – that as a skinny
kid growing up, he was bullied by these Brooklyn
neighborhood toughs. They mocked his deafness.
It only made him more determined, building up his
body and winning these bodybuilder contests,
playing pro football, Hollywood actor and as
motivational speaker.! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hulk-scuffling-with-flash-gordon/

 

— a wrong phrase discussed at a deafness panel

A Deafness panel took place at Iowa State Univerity.
One of the panel speakers said “hearing impaired”
is wrong and that the correct phrase is either
deaf or hard of hearing.

 

— reason some deaf people won’t go to clinics

It is sad. Some deaf people won’t go to clinics
even though they’re badly in need of medical
care. When word gets around (true or not
true) that interpreting is bad, they just
stay home, and suffer!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— paying the price for bullying a deaf kid
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

DeafDigest – 02 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 2, 2017

— court interpreter can and cannot do

We have CDI terps and also legal-certified
ASL interpreters. What can they do and what
they cannot do in the court room? They
can just interpret the exact words.
They cannot explain the meaning of these
exact words. If the deaf person does not
understand the word or the word meaning,
the interpreter must ask the court to
explain the meaning in a different way
(but still same meaning). A picture is
at:

http://deafdigest.com/two-interpreters-for-one-deaf-person/

 

— few colleges not required to caption their videos

We assume that all American colleges must caption their
videos. It was surprising to read a statement on
a law web site today. It said:

Most institutions of higher education—thbo public and
private—are required by law to provide closed caption
to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

 

Is it saying that few colleges are legally not
required to caption? A loophole we don’t know
about?

 

— deaf people of Roman Empire (AD 250-300)

There was an outbreak of a serious disease
in the Roman Empire (AD 250-300) that
cost people their lives and made others
suffer from permanent illnesses. One
of these is deafness. It did not say
if babies were made deaf or if children
and adults were made to be late-deafened.
It was called The Plague of Cyprian.

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 01 November 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 1, 2017

— deaf person won by refusing to use deaf relay service!

A deaf person had a big dispute with a credit
card company. He paid what he owed but they said
they never got the payment. The deaf person wrote
a letter, with a photocopy of the payment. They told
the deaf person to contact customer service
representative via relay service. The deaf person
said no, preferring to resolve this dispute by
letter. This went on for three months and they
continued to increase the late payment fees.
They then gave up, acknowledged the payment
and gave refund on these late payment fees.
Why the relay service refusal? He didn’t
want to be hung up by these customer service
relay calls, thinking it may all be a scam!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-person-refuses-to-use-relay-service/

 

— reason for sign language as official language

More nations are starting to recognize sign language
as an official language. The reason has nothing to
do with pride and recognition – but to give deaf
people official access to education and
government social services (without being
discriminated against).

 

— an insect hearing aid

An insect hearing aid is not a joke. Engineers
are working on spider silk, plating it in gold.
And then making a hearing aid out of it,
something to do with electricity going
through these golden silks!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Philadelphia contacts helped a future deaf dentist
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

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