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Posts published in December 2017

DeafDigest – 29 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 29, 2017

 

— many hard of hearing attorneys unaware of something

Many hard of hearing attorneys struggle with their
deafness in the court room. They don’t use
ASL. CART is the only way for them. But many of
them never heard of CART. A hard of hearing
attorney saw a deaf attorney using CART and
asked what it was. The deaf attorney told him
CART is a must but he must ask the courts for
it, and that courts won’t give it to him if
he doesn’t ask for it!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/must-have-cart/

 

— option often overlooked in airline reservations

Passengers making reservations have the options
of getting accommodations. Many of them either
overlook it or ignore it. If deaf passengers
don’t request accommodations, airlines may not
know about their deafness. One airline said
deaf passengers can refuse deafness accommodations!

 

— many jobs or no jobs

A newspaper headline today said:

2018’s challenge: Too many jobs, not enough workers

Many available jobs for deaf jobseekers? Yet,
many deaf people are not employed! Why?

 

 

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

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

12/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 28, 2017

 

— a surprising comment about the deaf and the travel

Deaf people love to travel. We have quite a few deaf travel
tours; we have deaf people that are travel professionals;
we even have one deaf man that traveled to 107 nations,
and so on. Yet, it is surprising to see a comment by
someone:

I think that deaf people often think that it’s complicated
to leave the house, because they need support

That comment was not made by a hearing person but
by a deaf man! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/fascinating-way-to-travel/

 

— horror story in hospital

A deaf person was admitted to a hospital. He
requested an interpreter; the interpreter
showed up and interpreted the communications
betweeen the doctor and the deaf patient.
The interpreter then left for his next
assignment. Suddenly the deaf person became
ill; the doctor rushed to his bed, but no
interpreter was around to explain what was
wrong. These are nightmares that hospitals
hate to deal with.

 

— deaf immigrants learning ASL

One ASL teacher said that many deaf immigrants
have never been formally educated. The ASL
they learn becomes their first language.
This comment was made by ASL teacher, not in
USA but in Canada. Because of tougher laws
on immigration in USA, more deaf immigrants
instead go to Canada.

 

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

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

12/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

— helping ASL and get paid for it

ASL signers needed to help with a project about fingerspelling

We are researchers in the sign language linguistics lab at the University
of Chicago (Prof. Diane Brentari, Director), seeking ASL signers to help
us with research about fingerspelling in ASL.

Signers will be paid to help us annotate examples of fingerspelling from
videos, using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service.

These annotations will contribute to a project working towards developing
software that can interpret fingerspelling automatically from videos.

Description of work
— As a worker on the project, you would watch videos in ASL and mark the
fingerspelling you see in each video.
— All work is done on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service and workers on the
project are paid for each video they complete.
— This is a great way to earn some extra money, and can be done anytime and
from anywhere.

 

How do you start?
1. Create an account as a worker on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk at: ty
https://www.mturk.com/worker

2. Search for: ASL Fingerspelling Project
3. Complete a short training
4. Begin annotating videos

Have questions or want to learn more? Email us at
asl.fingerspelling.project@gmail.com

DeafDigest – 27 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 27, 2017

 

— making the list of 2017 Best Movies

A Florida newspaper movie critic made his list of
best movies of 2017. One deaf movie is on the
list – Wonderstruck, which is currently showing
nowadays in theaters all over USA. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/best-2017-movies/

 

— Gallaudet/Peace Corps agreement

Gallaudet has reached agreement with the Peace
Corps to train interested students that wish
to volunteer for this federal service program.
In the past there were some Gallaudet graduates
that served in the Peace Corps – but it was on
their own without help or involvement from
Gallaudet. This agreement makes it official
the Gallaudet involvement.

 

— The Boston Public Schools may face lawsuits

The Boston Public Schools is worried about lawsuits.
One reason is not encouraging input from the deaf
community on educational needs of deaf studnets!
Keep in mind no one likes the idea of decisions
made on their behalf without consulting them
first. This is called – input.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf woman is a TV news reporter
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 26, 2017

— deaf actress and her hands

A deaf actress made this comment:
Using my hands to find my voice

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-actress-and-her-hands/

 

— deaf divided in half in a church

A deaf person who attends worship services regularly
in a deaf-operated church told DeafDigest editor
something interesting. The church is attended by
deaf people that graduated from deaf schools and
also by mainstreamed deaf people. Do they mingle
together? No – one half of the church is seated
by mainstreamed people and the other half by
those from deaf schools. And even during the
after-service reception, both groups are still
split apart! He said he was not too happy about it.

 

— news programs captions

Deaf people watching captioned news programs may
not realize one thing. It is that when the program
shows people from other nations, the captions are
in English, but the voices these people speak are
not in English! Hearing people know it, but many
deaf people don’t know it.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— chess is a dangerous sport
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 25, 2017

— shortage of hospital interpreters, true or not true

A hospital complained of shortage of interpreters.
An interpreting agency was puzzled, saying they have
plenty of interpreters available for duty. Who
is telling the truth? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-shortage-fact-or-fiction/

 

— consultant says “know your ADA rights”

In a workshop, a consultant told the participants
that they must know their ADA rights, meaning
knowing which states obey and which disobey
ADA laws. And the same goes for which private
businesses and public facilities follow ADA
and which don’t. This means who captions and
who doesn’t and who provides interpreters and
who doesn’t!

 

— need to be careful before taking I/T job

Many I/T employers are not deaf friendly.
While there are ADA laws, the working
environment is often unfriendly and
hostile. And promotional opportunities
are often lacking for these deaf employees.

 

 

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

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

12/24/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 25 December 2017

DeafDigest Gold – December 24, 2017

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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Old Fogey

Birth Defect

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-birth-defect/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-asl-signing-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-research-difficulties/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-looking-for-jobs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cheap-or-expensive-cart-or-interpreters-for-deaf/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— redlining a deaf community 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-street-mime/

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ASL signers needed to help with a project about fingerspelling

We are researchers in the sign language linguistics lab at the University
of Chicago (Prof. Diane Brentari, Director), seeking ASL signers to help
us with research about fingerspelling in ASL.

Signers will be paid to help us annotate examples of fingerspelling from
videos, using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service.

These annotations will contribute to a project working towards developing
software that can interpret fingerspelling automatically from videos.

Description of work
— As a worker on the project, you would watch videos in ASL and mark the
fingerspelling you see in each video.
— All work is done on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service and workers on the
project are paid for each video they complete.
— This is a great way to earn some extra money, and can be done anytime and
from anywhere.

How do you start?
1. Create an account as a worker on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk at:
https://www.mturk.com/worker

2. Search for: ASL Fingerspelling Project
3. Complete a short training
4. Begin annotating videos

Have questions or want to learn more? Email us at
mailto:asl.fingerspelling.project@gmail.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf people in Hong Kong are saying that text
hotline services is outdated and are asking
the police to have their text system upgraded.

A deaf boy from Pakistan crossed the border that
led towards Pakistan. The Pakistani authorities
has returned him, hoping that a family from India
would recognize him as their own.

Scott Nelson, a former executive with Starkey
Hearing Aids, has pled guilty to charges of
embezzlement of company funds. He stole
over 20 million dollars.

The state of New Jersey is planning to go through
a review of a range services for the deaf.

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights reached
settlement with the Fairview Health Services
over lack of interpreter for a deaf father
whose daughter was hospitalized.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

LOOKING FOR A JOB
When deaf people look for a job, sometimes results are
funny, and even sad.

A Coda boss may refuse to hire the deaf. Or a boss, that
knows sign language, may also refuse to hire the deaf.

Yet, there are bosses that are not Coda or ASL signers
but are happy to hire the deaf.

Why? Good question!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-looking-for-jobs/

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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

CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE
Many states are broke; many school systems are
broke.

They have a hard time deciding – to hire cheap
interpreters or expensive interpreters. Also, to
hire cheap CART operators or expensive CART
operators.

A cheap interpreter and a cheap CART operator
may show low quality with many mistakes. An
expensive interpreter and an expensive CART
operator will show best quality with very
few errors.

What is the best choice? It is hard to
decide, but DeafDigest prefers expensive
interpreters and expensive CART operators
because of less errors.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cheap-or-expensive-cart-or-interpreters-for-deaf/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Snow storms up in Northeastern USA are both good and bad!

The good part is the joy of skiers, snowshoers, sledders and snowmobilers!

The bad news is that it interrupts travel by air and by land.

It is a lot of work cleaning out driveways!

As a friendly reminder, be sure to check on your friends who are DeafBlind.

We depend on clear sideways to walk to stores and other needs.

Traveling by foot is very difficult when there are snow covered sidewalks.

Thank you for your assistance and Merry Christmas!

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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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

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Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 25 December 2017

DeafDigest Blue – December 24, 2017

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

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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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/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-deaf-people/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/psychology-of-deafness/

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/hearing-aid-of-future/

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ASL signers needed to help with a project about fingerspelling

We are researchers in the sign language linguistics lab at the University of Chicago (Prof. Diane Brentari, Director), seeking ASL signers to help us with research about fingerspelling in ASL.

Signers will be paid to help us annotate examples of fingerspelling from videos, using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service.

These annotations will contribute to a project working towards developing software that can interpret fingerspelling automatically from videos.

Description of work
— As a worker on the project, you would watch videos in ASL and mark the fingerspelling you see in each video.
— All work is done on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service and workers on the project are paid for each video they complete.
— This is a great way to earn some extra money, and can be done anytime and from anywhere.

How do you start?
1.     Create an account as a worker on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk at: https://www.mturk.com/worker

2.     Search for: ASL Fingerspelling Project
3.     Complete a short training
4.     Begin annotating videos

Have questions or want to learn more? Email us at mailto:asl.fingerspelling.project@gmail.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

AOL’s AIM is no more. Many deaf people will remember
that AIM gave them access to text relay service
until it was stopped three years ago.

A way around in setting up high school ASL class
was described in a newspaper story. Students at
Brookline High School (MA) wanted to take ASL
classes. Because of logistics issues, it was not
possible. A way around was found – to have the
Brookline Adult Education program set up the
class! It means classes at night instead of
at daytime, but no one was complaining.

The Governor Baxter School for the Deaf/Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
which sits on an island off Portland, is worried.
Declining enrollment has led to deterioration
of its empty buildings. As a result the school
is now seeking tenants that can fill up the
empty buildings. The island is not that really
isolated because a public bridge, off a highway,
leads cars across.

Always a story about deafness and genes from
time to time. The latest concerns a team
of British researchers working on the TMC1 mutation on mice – goal is to delay
progressive deafness for as long as possible
in humans.

The New African Magazine ran a list of 100
Most Influential Africans of 2017. One of them
is Haben Girma, a deaf-blind Harvard Law
School graduate.

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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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TO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE FAMOUS DEAF
Who is Dummy Hoy? A famous baseball player.

Who is Beethoven? A famous musical composer.

Who is Thomas Edison? A famous inventor.

We have many other famous deaf people.
Is this an old story to us?

No, because many hearing people and also
many deaf people never heard of these famous
deaf people !

This is a shame.

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

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

TWO GROUPS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS OF THE DEAF
Psychologists always disagree on many
things.

It is the same with psychologists that work with the deaf.

One group of psychologists working with the
deaf would look on the deaf from a cultural
point of view.

Another group of psychologists that work with the deaf look on the deaf from
a medical and audiological point of view!

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

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Lip reading tale

A hearing fisherman was chatting with a deaf fisherman.

The deaf fisherman thought the hearing person said:
We can fish for mike on these waters

The hearing fisherman actually said:
We can fish for pike on these waters

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we celebrate this holiday season, it is fun to occasionally reflect on our lives and the people whose lives we have touched, like George Bailey did in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Realtime captioners and court reporters use their talents and skills to touch the lives of many people on a daily basis. Without them, things would be very different for people who rely upon their services.

If court reporters were not in the courtroom, there would be no record of the important proceedings that take place. They preserve the record for appeals and provide a vital service for judges, attorneys, and people involved in litigation.

If CART captioners were not in the classrooms, meetings, offices, and other places where they provide services, many people with a hearing loss would not be able to participate in the activities that are very important to their lives.

If broadcast captioners were not available to cover news, sports, and other live broadcasts, people around the world would miss information that is necessary to function in this ever-changing world in which we live.

These people touch the lives of millions of people every day. It truly is a wonderful life.

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The recent weeks have been good to Gallaudet
University.
Few weeks ago Gallaudet has been taken off the
MCHE probationary status, and is on track towards
eventual reaccreditation.
And now this, for the umpteenth time in recent
years, Gallaudet has been the million dollar
beneficiary of an estate of a deceased.
Virginia May Binns, not deaf, who passed away
last year, has bequeathed six million dollars
towards Gallaudet. How and to what extent
she named Gallaudet as one of the beneficiaries
in her will? Some said it was her acquaintance
with a deaf neighbor, both of whom shared
their loves for dogs.
At any rate the money will be earmarked for
Gallaudet’s language and communications needs.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Legal Aid in the United Kingdom, because of tightening
finances, has had its budget cut. As a consequence, there is no
more legal money for the legal aid division of the Royal
Association for Deaf people. This has seriously impacted on
the British deaf in need of legal assistance.

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All new jobs will be immediately posted in
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DeafDigest – 22 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 22, 2017

 

— hospital interpreter versus hospital VRI

Deaf patients love interpreters; hospitals
love VRI. What are the facts? One hospital
said with interpreters, cost is about
$67.00 per hour, but with VRI cost is
$26.00 per hour. Do hospitals want to save
money, even when it causes deaf patients
communication discomfort? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hospitals-try-to-save-money/

 

— some deaf happy with isolated lives

A deaf person said:
I prefer to stay home and do things I enjoy
than to attend a hearing party where no one
comes to me to communicate with pen and pad.

 

— best news for young deaf kid that loves a movie

A young deaf kid wanted to watch the movie
“The Last Jedi” that was advertised as
captioned. The ticket his mother bought said
it would be captioned. But when arrived
at the theater, the captions were turned off.
The theater did not want to make hearing
patrons angry if the showing was captioned.
The family confronted the theater management,
and they all reached an agreement to have
the deaf kid watch a private showing of the
movie with captions turned on!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf crook almost became rich man
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

 

 

DeafDigest – 21 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 21, 2017

 

— an interpreter that disappeared

A deaf family filed a complaint against Prince George’s Hospital
Center in Maryland, close to Washington, DC. A family member
was going through an operation. The family asked the hospital for
an interpreter. After four days of waiting, the interpreter finally
showed up, but only stayed around for few hours. Just as when
the doctor showed up, the interpeter disappeared! This complaint
may lead to legal action over ADA violations. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-missing-person/

 

— deaf person serving on jury

There was a big story recently in Ireland about
a deaf person serving as a juror in a criminal
case. It said he was the first person in
Ireland to ever serve on a jury. A historian
did his research and found out that Ireland
had a deaf juror – 174 years ago in year 1843.
This means whoever says “only” deaf person
or “first” deaf person may need to do research
first!

 

— Healthcare newsletter says deaf patients love VRI

It is common knowledge that deaf people hate
Video Remote Interpreting. Yet the newsletter
published by FierceHealthCare says that deaf
patients love VRI! Does DeafDigests believe
it? No!

 

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 20 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 20, 2017

 

— a technical difficulty joke

Chris Haulmark, who is deaf, is running for the Congress
as the Democratic candidate from The Third District in
Kansas. He is competing against three Democratic
candidates. In a town hall event he was giving an
interpreted speech. Suddenly the interpreter’s microphone
was not working. Chris, taking the hint, ad-libbed, saying:

if the crowd would learn sign language, they would no
longer have to worry about technical difficulties

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/chris-haulmark-deaf-candidate-for-congress/

 

— deaf organizations opposing net neutrality

Americans are upset, especially the deaf community,
about the FCC rescinding net neutrality. How many
national deaf organizations have officially
opposed net neutrality, to the point of issuing
a Joint Statement? Nine separate deaf national
deaf organizations. Not on the list is AgBell.
Do not know why. Anyway, best bet is through
the courts since FCC will not listen to the
deaf.

 

— deaf school closing impacts a Deaf Community

In recent years we’ve had a few deaf schools that
closed up for good. We read stories of mainstreaming
opportunities for these students. Good stories?
Bad stories? Well, when the Saskatchewan School
for the Deaf (Canada) closed up, these students
were forced into mainstreamed programs. As a
result, many of them did not know how to
communicate; developed poor language skills;
were afraid to learn how to use sign language;
lacked development of social skills. A tragedy
it is.

 

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 19 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 19, 2017

 

— deaf-owned business avoids Video Relay Service

Yesterday’s DeafDigest ran an article saying
that deaf in customer service jobs face a problem.
A deaf owner of a growing nationwide business
told DeafDigest said he avoids Video Relay Service,
saying it is too slow and would turn off hearing
customers! Instead he uses a private call
center, operated by hearing customer service
representatives. He said everyone loves this
state of art system! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/call-center-satisfaction/

 

— simple gestures

Many hearing people do not understand simple
gestures. It may also be possible that some
deaf people do not understand these same
simple gestures. A deaf person was carrying
a weapon – and the police officers said they
told him to drop it on the ground. The deaf
person did not respond, and the consequences
were tragic? Or was it possible that the
police officers used wrong gestures regarding
the weapon?

 

— court not knowing deaf person needed an interpreter

In Malaysia, a deaf man, accused of serious crimes,
was taken to the court. It was realized, in the court
room, that he was deaf. His court case was postponed
until they could find an interpreter for him. This
is puzzling. The police officers that arrested him
and put him into a holding cell being unaware of
his deafness??????

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— the 17th century hiring of the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

DeafDigest – 18 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 18, 2017

 

— major movie chain kicks deaf out of a captioned movie

The Star Wars filming was captioned. Hearing people
complained. The manager then kicked out a group of
deaf viewers that wanted captions! It took place
in Brighton, Great Britain. The movie chain was
Odeon. The AMC (in USA) owns Odeon. The Odeon
web site said it supports the rights of the
disabled to have full movie access. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/laughing-while-turning-off-captions/

 

— USA hates; Australia loves

We hate video remote interpreting services; we prefer
live one-on-one interpreting. Yet, deaf people in
Queensland, Australia are excited about video
remote interpreting in hospitals and medical
centers. Different nations; different attitudes;
different viewpoints!

 

— deaf in customer service jobs face a problem

There are deaf people in customer service jobs
(on-line chat). Hearing people use chat to
address their problems and issues and when
these are resolved, they are happy. It is
a different story if these hearing people
were aware that the customer service person
is deaf! They suddenly become uncomfortable.
This is what one survey revealed.

 

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 17 December 2017

DeafDigest Gold – December 17, 2017

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

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

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Signing on TV

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-signing-on-tv/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops-forgetting-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-communications-in-elevator/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-asl-signing-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-research-difficulties/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— hearing employee not realize he was being obnoxious with the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The state of West Virginia is taking its time to find
a replacement superintendent of West Virginia Schools
for the Deaf and Blind, saying there is no rush!

There is a battle in Great Britain. The government
wants to limit the monthly Access to Work payments
(same as our SSDI). Advocates do not want the payments
to be limited.

Two high school bullies, after bullying a deaf
classmate and posting a video of this scene,
are now facing serious charges by the police.
It took place in Georgia.

Ernst & Young, an internationally known accounting
firm, said they want to hire more deaf accountants.

Engineers in India are coming up with software that
will convert sign language into text.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

LIES IN STORE ADS
Sometimes we see ads which mention “ASL speaking
staff” in shops or stores.
Are these ads honest? Many times the “ASL hearing
person” will struggle with fingerspelling – when trying
to spell:

Hi, my name is ……………”

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-asl-signing-person/

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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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF HISTORY AND DEAF CULTURE RESEARCH IS VERY DIFFICULT
Is it easy to research Deaf History and Deaf Culture?
Just go to any library and find books on deafness? Just
go into any web site and google the word “deaf history”?
Very difficult. Information in books and web site
is not enough. A deaf researcher must pick little
bits and pieces of information from as many as 15-20
different books or web sites and put them together.
It is the same as putting together 1,000 piece
jigsaw puzzle in one hour! It is impossible.

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Plenty of snow landed in Vermont! It became a winter playground for me!

I went snowshoeing up in the mountains recently with a friend.

The road on top is closed for the winter and many find it perfect for
snowshoeing, sliding, skiing and hiking there.

It was cold Friday morning and a very quiet hike to the top of the road.

I forgot my sunglasses at home so I went with my tinted glasses.

When we got to the spot where it was fully sun, wow, I felt like I was at
the pearly gates!

It was all white and I felt like I was in a light cloud! I didn’t
wear hat with a visor. I had a trapper hat.

The temperature warmed up a bit so I switched to my other hat that has a
wide brim to provide some shade.

It was great exercise and it was perfect with so few people on the trail.
Next time I must remember my sunglasses!

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

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

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DeafDigest – 17 December 2017

DeafDigest Blue – December 17, 2017

Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Tallahassee federal court settlement
will force the state to provide interpreters
for deaf prisoners. This settlement was 328 pages
long.

Deaf people of Spain are now able to watch theatrical
plays with captions on a screen near the stage platform.

Deaf users may not know it, but the technology
behind the text telephone has changed. Deaf people
may not even feel the change, either. This was
the focus of a press release issued by AT&T.

In Changchun, part of Northeast China’s Jilin province,
there is a cobblestone artist. It is Zhao Na,
who is deaf. She amazes residents and tourists
with her artistic designs on the cobblestones.
She is well paid for her work.

Ireland has finally given sign language official
recognition after several attempts in the past
by deaf groups.

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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

AN UGLY DEAF INCIDENT AT MCDONALDS
A deaf husband and wife couple, both of them
anti-hearing extremists, walked into a local
McDonalds. They used ASL to order their food.
Of course, the woman behind the counter
did not understand ASL. She called for her manager
to help. Yes, the manager also did not understand
ASL.
It only made the deaf couple angrier and angrier.
At this point, another deaf couple entered McDonalds
and saw this incident. They were so embarrassed that
they quickly left the place.
DeafDigest does not know what happened afterwards.
But signing ASL with hearing people that does not
know ASL is the worst example of Deaf Extremism!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ugly-deaf-incident-at-mcdonalds/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was on the telephone

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Taylor wants to see you

The hearing person actually said:
Tailor wants to see you

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WHY DID A DEAF GENERAL MANAGER QUIT HIS JOB?
A deaf man was a general manager of a pizza place,
which is part of a well-known pizza chain. He was the
top boss at the pizza place. Everybody reported to
him.
One day he quit. Why? He had no interpreter and
the job was stressful. Customers complaining. Kitchen
staff arguing. Waiters arguing. Health inspectors show
up without warning. Executives from the national
chain headquarters show up without warning. Truck
drivers arrive and complain about not being paid
for the deliveries, etc, etc.
Hearing managers face the same thing, but they
can communicate. The deaf manager, without interpreter,
was almost helpless in communications!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-general-manager-of-pizza-chain/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“There are television news programs where some of the people speaking are
from foreign countries (Afghanistan, Iran, Libya, Pakistan, Syria, etc.).

English is not the language of these countries; however, the captioning is
in English. How is the captioner doing that?”

If a person does not hear the sound of a newscast, what he or she may not
realize is that there may be times when the video shown on the screen does
not match the sound that is being heard. In this case, an interpreter’s
voice may actually be heard even though the video depicts a leader from a
different country who may be speaking.

In other instances, the people at the television station may show a clip
of a news event where a person is speaking; yet the voice that is heard is
that of the television anchor or reporter.

For television programs that are captioned in advance, one of the ways
that some captioning companies indicate that a person is speaking who is
off screen is by putting the text in italics.

However, it would not be possible to do that when a program is being
captioned “live” or in realtime. A realtime captioner will usually write
everything that is being said without indicating that the voice is coming
from someone who cannot be seen.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Will a deaf audiologist, with a CI, better understand
the needs of deaf person as opposed to a hearing
audiologist?
This will be the challenge facing Bill Raymond,
who is deaf and wears a CI and is becoming Australia’s
first deaf CI audiologist.
He is graduating from The University of Queensland
with a degree in Audiology.
Not sure, however, if Australia has deaf audiologists
that do not have a CI.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The state appeals court in Washington (state) ruled that
Regal, AMC, and Cinemark must do more to provide deaf
patrons with captions in movie houses. The court said:

it is a violation of state law to not make closed captioning
technology more available

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DeafDigest – 15 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 15, 2017

— deaf in dangerous factory jobs

Many factories are afraid to hire the deaf because
of safety issues. They can’t hear screams and
shouts of dangerous situations coming near them.
Yet, one factory, happy with deaf employees,
has a safety policy – never leave deaf alone.
In other words, deaf is always paired with the
hearing on work assignments. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/factory-safety/

 

— a new sign language law

After a long time, the deaf of Ireland got what they
wanted – government recognition of Irish Sign Language.
This law also said that only those that are certified
can serve as interpreters for the deaf. DeafDigest
is bringing this up because there were two recent
cases of fake-interpreters at public events in
Florida. These fake-interpeters were not arrested.
If it happens in Ireland, these fake-interpreters
would go to jail!

 

— the deaf and the barking dog

When a dog barks, hearing people know it and try
to stop it. But deaf people would not know it and
can get into trouble. A deaf woman owned three
dogs; two dogs were fine but the third one was
a barker. She was ordered to go to court for
that reason. She won the case – because the
barking dog was old and it would be cruel
to put it to sleep.

 

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

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

12/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 14, 2017

 

— teaching police wrong words in ASL

Many police officers want to learn some ASL to communicate
with the deaf. A recent incident was heart-breaking.
Two young deaf men taught a police officer some ASL
words – but these were wrong or prank signs! And
the police had no way of knowing that what they were
signing was wrong. The young deaf men may think it
is funny but to the police it is not funny. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/teaching-police-some-signs/

 

— to hire a deaf actor and to forget him

A casting director admitted he wanted to hire a
deaf actor for an acting role. But once the
deaf actor is hired, everyone forgets about
him – no cues, no interpreters, no advice
on how to act better, no invitation to
actors’ social events, etc, etc!

 

— deaf-friendly but wrong courtroom

A new courtroom opened up in the Westchester
County (NY) Supreme Court. It was supposed
to be deaf-friendly – assistive listening
devices for the hard of hearing, real-time
CART reporting, tablets and laptops.
Only one thing is wrong – it is for the
Commercial Division – to settle business
disputes. What about civil and criminal
cases, forget it – same old courtrooms,
which may or may not be deaf friendly!

 

 

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

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

12/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 13 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 13, 2017

 

— a TV show looks for deaf contestants

Sorry, it is not in USA, but in Great Britain.
The producers of the popular TV show – The Great British
Bake Off are looking for deaf bakers that can compete
against British’s best amateur bakers. It is believed
to be the first time a TV contest producer is looking
for deaf contestants. There are many contests on TV
in USA but these producers do not really look for
deaf contestants – possibly because of the interpreting
hassles! Anyway, a picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/amateur-bakers-on-tv/

 

— hopefully a deaf man will become the best BBQ pitmaster

Roy Lotz, who is deaf, has a goal some day – to beat the
best hearing BBQ pitmasters in Texas. He currently
owns his Roy’s Lotz of BBQ business, primarily focusing
on catering services in the Austin area – but with the
plan to grow into a full time BBQ pit stand. Competition
is keen because Austin is the hotbed of these independent
food vendors that serve these crazy and delicious meals!

 

— big irony with TV subtitles

Bancroft is a popular TV crime program. The big irony
is that many viewers (hearing) were forced to turn
on subtitles instead of listening to TV voices.
For some reason, actors were not speaking too well
and also because of technical difficulties with
sound. Bancroft is shown in United Kingdom.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— A puzzling arrest of a deaf man in Belarus
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 12 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 12, 2017

 

— deaf winner of the “Pastry Chef of the Nation” award

Andrew Price, who is deaf, is considered to be one of the
best pastry chefs in New Zealand, even winning the
“Pastry Chef of the Nation” honor. He makes gingerbread
houses, cookies and cakes, all of which are popular in
bakeries and food market stalls in Auckland. He is
not the only one in the family with these honors – his
deaf twin brother is also an award-winning chef in
Scotland. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/top-deaf-pastry-chef/

 

— Astronomy Sign Language

To encourage the deaf to get more interested in
Astronomy, the International Astronomical Union
has come up with nearly 50 different signs for
objects in space.

 

— Lyft could scare deaf passengers

A deaf person could ask for a Lyft ride and
be shocked when a self-driving car shows up.
How could a deaf person communicate with a
self-driving car? Technology is not 100 percent
perfect and what if the self-driving car took
the wrong route?

 

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— future interpreter that we hate
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 11 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 11, 2017

 

— hearing customers don’t read text messages

Yu Yahui, who is deaf, delivers food for a living
in China. He makes it a point to text his customers
in advance to confirm delivery and arrival times.
He has problems with hearing customers that don’t
read texts, thinking these were prank no-voice
calls! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/problems-with-no-voice-texts/

 

— an ADA win is not really a win

There was a story today that many attorneys like
to file ADA lawsuits, because it means quick
money for them. The clients only get $500
on the average while attorneys get much more
in thousands of dollars. But what is worse –
is that captioning access is not always
increased despite these quick settlements!

 

— biggest captioning agency in USA

For years NCI and Caption Center were both the
biggest captioning agencies in USA. Not any more.
It is VITAC, which merged with Caption Colorado
earlier this year. Does size mean better and
best captions? Hope so.

 

 

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

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

12/10/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 10 December 2017

DeafDigest Gold – December 10, 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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Parallel Worlds

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-parallel-worlds/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stranger-deaf-meeting-stranger-hard-of-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finding-deaf-books-in-small-bookstores/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops-forgetting-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearing-communications-in-elevator/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— California free TTY law
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-biggest-shock/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Fake interpreters continue to be a problem
in Florida. At a recent news conference,
a fake interpreter showed up, signing
stuff that the deaf people could not
understand!

The Described & Captioned Media Center has
opened a new office in Las Vegas.

The New Zealand Medical Association said the
lack of interpreters is the reason for deaf
people’s continuing health issues.

Deaf people in Great Britain are upset over
comments by Philip Hammond, the chancellor
of the British Treasury. He said that
British productivity levels are low due
to increase of deaf and disabled workers!

The Deaf Women Association of Nigeria has
demanded that the government hire full time
interpreters in all public health facilities.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

EASY FOR COPS TO FORGET DEAFNESS
All police officers attend Police Academy training
classes. These classes teach future cops all about
ADA and what deafness is all about.

But when they graduate from the Police Academy
and become real cops, they often forget what they
learn about deafness.

This is the reason why many cops have problems
when they arrest deaf people.

Why do they forget? A cop can be on duty for
25 years and never met a deaf person. Then all of a
sudden he arrests a deaf person and it is hard to
remember classroom lessons 25 years ago!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cops-forgetting-deafness/

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(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CORRECT FLOORS BUTTON IN ELEVATORS
Why that 99 percent of time when hearing people
with a deaf person enter an elevator, the hearing
person always whispers the floor number to push
the button. Sometimes hard to lipread what floor
the hearing person wanted.

But one percent of the time, the hearing person
knows about a deaf person in the elevator. Instead
of whispering the floor number, he will flash
his fingers, telling him which floor button to
push. Five fingers in one hand and two fingers in
other hand tells the deaf person it is 7th floor.

Rare that hearing person thinks to use his hands.
He whispers all the time.

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

We need to use key pads often given current technology.

For example, we have key pad functions when we use an ATM, a computer
keyboard number pad, store purchases, etc.

DeafBlind and blind people have a special way to punch the keys.

Most key pads have one dot on the number 5.

That is how we handle our PIN while banking, purchasing things in stores
or the like.

Not all key pads are made well. Some are too small for us to verify if
that the 5 key!

Number 5 is our “starting point” to find the other numbers that we
need to punch.

Check this out when you go to the ATM, use your keyboard number pad or
telephone.

Touch screens are getting popular….they are one more hurdle for DeafBlind
people!

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

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

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DeafDigest – 10 December 2017

DeafDigest Blue – December 10, 2017

Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-doctors-afraid-of-surgical-mask/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/electrowriter-was-deaf-communication-device/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

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

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf travelers at the Tokyo International Airport
are now able to use video relay telephone booths.
It is said to be the first time a Japanese airport
has this feature.

The state of Arizona is suffering from a severe
shortage of teachers of the deaf. It was the
focus of a newspaper story this week.

Dr. Carolyn McCaskill, a professor of ASL and Deaf
Studies at Gallaudet University, said in a
web article that she used Black ASL for much
of her younger years, not knowing what the
other ASL was all about!

A deaf man repaid his social security check
overpayments, thinking he was in the clear.
He wasn’t and he had to hire an attorney
to clear up social security standing.

Most of the deaf that have jobs in India are
unhappy with the wages they earned, according
to a survey.

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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
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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:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ASL COURSES POPULAR WITH COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS?
There are many, many college football players that
take ASL classes.
Do these football players love ASL and love Deaf
Culture?
No. Many football coaches tell these players to
take ASL classes because they think it is an easy
class for them to pass and to continue playing
football.
An example was a group of 29 football players at
University of Oregon taking these ASL classes.
Maybe this is why the team is very strong since
all of them passed their classes!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/

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Lip reading tale

A TV movie showed a conversation between
two actresses.

One said “sleigh” and the other one thought it
was “slay”

both words are impossible for the deaf to lipread!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ONE REASON WHY SOME DEAF PEOPLE HAVE CI
Some deaf people accept CI for different reasons.
Some may be late-deafened and a CI will help them
follow voices and sounds. Some just want to follow
noises – such as police siren, hearing people yelling
at them, a firecracker explosion, etc.
But there is another reason why some deaf people
want CI. They suffer from tinnitus. And for some
of them CI helps kill off tinnitus.
Always kill off? Yes, in some cases – and no, in
other cases.
Those that accept CI to kill off tinnitus and when
it doesn’t, are very disappointed.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Many people ask me how I “type” so fast. The reason is that CART
captioners and broadcast captioners do not “type” most words letter by
letter. They write whole words or phrases phonetically on their steno
machines.

Realtime captioners put unusual names and terms in dictionaries in their
computer software. Most of the software programs for captioners use a main
dictionary for words, phrases, and names that would be appropriate for all
assignments. Then they also have what are called job dictionaries.

A captioner may have a job dictionary for the names of basketball players
for a basketball game, and that captioner may also have a job dictionary
for the names of news anchors and personnel at a specific television
station. A CART captioner might have a job dictionary for biology terms
used in college classes, and he or she might have a job dictionary for the
names of all the people and places discussed at the local city council
meeting. If unusual names and terms are used that are not applicable to
all assignments, it makes sense for the captioner to create a job
dictionary.

If a word or name comes up that is not in one of the captioner’s
dictionaries for that assignment, the captioner must think quickly enough
to fingerspell that word, or an error will occur.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

In the late seventies, a deaf leader,
who did not use sign language, gave a keynote
speech at a deaf convention. He said that
the mental level of those that use sign
language was equivalent to a monkey. This
off-the-cuff remark caused a furor and it
ruined the political aspirations of this
deaf oral leader.
What about it? It was reported in the
newspapers that a chimp is “smarter” than
humans when it came to short-term memory
tests. This experiment was conducted by
a team of researchers at Kyoto University
in Japan.
Was the deaf oral leader ahead of his
times with this “monkey” comment?
No, but DeafDigest editor thought it
was funny.
And besides, would we think these
tests were scientifically valid? No!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Are we seeing a race among pharmaceuticals to come up
with anti-deaf drugs? Seems so because of the newspaper
headline that said:

Drugmakers step up search for hearing loss medicines

A point in mind – FDA has not approved any of these
proposed medicines!

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DeafDigest – 08 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 8, 2017

 

— big announcement by a deaf-owned pizzeria

Mozzeria, the deaf-owned pizzeria in San Francisco,
is planning to expand its business nationwide.
The goal is to provide deaf people with employment
in the pizza/restaurant industry. First deaf-owned
business to expand nationwide, or at least establish
a chain? Definitely, yes! Pictures are at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mozzeria-pizza-tour-of-usa/

 

— not allowed to use ASL while crossing the street

Deaf people not allowed to use ASL while crossing
the street? Well, there is a law proposal in Ontario
(Canada) that would disallow “distracted walking” –
and this means ASL! Will this law pass? Will there
be police officers that watch for ASL people crossing
the streets?

 

— Tampa had a contract with interpreting agency

A Tampa police spokesperson said it was his fault
for “allowing” a fake-interpreter to interpret at
the press conference. The city had a contract with an
interpreting agency and when the woman showed up,
everyone assumed the agency sent her – in which
the agency never did! An angry person asked:

We have so many interpreting agencies and proficient
skilled interpreters here where did this person come
from and why did they not vet her appropriately?

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— reasons theaters object to interpreters
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/03/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 07 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 7, 2017

 

— deaf owner of a business in a small town

Ottawa, Kansas is a small town of some 12,000
people. In downtown Ottawa is a business called
Salon 101. It is owned by Angie Arnett. She
has been deaf all her life. The salon offers
services in hair cuts, coloring, highlights,
nails, pedicures, manicures and massages. Her
deafness? She said:

I can hear with hearing aids, but once I take
them out, I hear nothing

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/ottawa-kansas-salon-owner/

 

— comments by a deaf attorney

Robert Hunter, who is deaf, is a partner
with a major law firm. He said law firms
say they do hire the deaf, but would not
give them big legal assignments, instead
giving them “easy” assignments. He said
this is discriminatory for it prevents
deaf attorneys from gaining experience
needed to move up the legal ladder.
He does not sign and uses CART all the
time.

 

— a past top Delaware athlete was deaf

Today there was a web posting about all-time
Top 10 past athletes from the state of Delaware.
#7 on the list was Ed Michaels, who played
in the NFL for eleven years. He was not able
to fight in the World War II because of his
deafness. While not mentioned in the article,
there is a tale about him. He had to take
off his helmet each time in the huddle to
hear signals from the quarterback. This
means he had to take off and put helmet
back on maybe 60-65 times per game! In
every day life he had to strain to catch
each word. It was not known if he wore
a hearing aid or not.

 

 

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

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

12/03/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 06 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 6, 2017

 

— second time Florida suffers huge embarrassment

Do fake interpreters love Florida? Only a few weeks ago
a fake interpreter (actually a life guard) showed up
at a Manatee County press conference and signed
words such as pizza and bear monster. This time
in the city of Tampa, another fake interpreter
(a former prisoner) showed up at a press conference
and signed things no one could understand. Why
is this happening? Normally the agency asks the
interpreting agency; the assigned interpreter
shows up and confirms it with the contact person
before doing the interpreting. These procedures
were not happening at both Florida locations.
Why? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/florida-second-fake-interpreter/

 

 

— Football: Gallaudet vs Ohio State University

Gallaudet vs Ohio State University in a real football
game? No way! But for design and beauty of football
helmets, the Gallaudet helmet is very competitive.
For the Gallaudet helmet to win (against Ohio State)
go to:  http://helmettracker.com/national-championship/

 

 

— NOAA wants better tornado warning system for the deaf

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has
asked University of Alabama to come up with a better
tornado warning system for the deaf. We hope the
university will do the job for us.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf heath issues if no interpreter
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/03/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 05 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 5, 2017

 

— deaf movie casting call

A movie is being made about Dummy Hoy, the famous deaf
19th century major league baseball player. A casting
call was announced. Nearly 150 people showed up, all
hoping to be selected for the movie roles. Do not
know how many of them are hearing and how many
are deaf. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-casting-call/

 

— many hearing employers think diversity is something bad

A deaf activist, in a newspaper interview, said many
hearing employers would not hire the deaf, feeling
that diversity is “something” bad. This is disappointing.

 

— deaf refused to give statement for police

There were several ugly incidents this past summer
in Warren, Michigan between several deaf individuals
and the police. The deaf asked for an interpreter
but the police wouldn’t find one for them. And
the police wanted the deaf to give them a written
statement regarding an incident they had with a
hearing neighbor. Again, the deaf group refused
without having an interpreter. One of the angry
police officers then wrote up a parking ticket
for them! This case has been sent to The U.S.
Attorney’s Office to see if ADA regulations
were broken.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— things about top deaf hotelier we didn’t know about
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/03/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 04 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 4, 2017

 

— Larry does not want deaf to watch plays with hearing people

Curb Your Enthusiasm is a crazy comedy TV program produced by
HBO. It was learned that Larry, the crazy leading character,
wanted to separate the deaf from the hearing while both
groups were watching a play. Why separation? A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/separating-the-deaf-from-hearing/

 

— DAQ, a new game at some colleges

What is DAQ? Spelled out in full, it is Disability
Awareness Quotient. Questions are thrown at the
audience at some college disability awareness
workshops, and answers are in True or False
responses. A sample question would be like this –

All hearing people hate closed captions?
True or False?

 

— CART problem is same as interpreter problem

A deaf attorney that uses CART has a problem.
When he follows the captioned version of
cross-table communications, it does not tell
him who made that statement. It is the same
as deaf person trying to keep track of who
said during these interpreted communications.
CART problem. Interpreter problem. Same thing!

 

 

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

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

12/03/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 03 December 2017

DeafDigest Gold – December 3, 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

Legal Draft

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-legal-deaf/

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stranger-deaf-meeting-stranger-hard-of-hearing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finding-deaf-books-in-small-bookstores/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf wildlife artist with many honors and awards
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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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:

When will the first CI hacking case arrest appear in the
court room? This was the comment made by computer
scientists in a blog.

Véroniqu Leduc has become the first deaf person
to teach at university in Quebec. With help of an
interpreter, she teaches classes on media studies
at the University of Quebec in Montreal.

Students at Baylor University (Texas) are fighting
to have the university approve ASL as a foreign
language credit.

George Stailey is the new superintendent of the
Missouri School for the Deaf. He previously served
in the same capacity at Indiana School for the Deaf.

In Vermont, deaf patients in hospitals are now able
to get face-to-face interpreters instead of being
stuck with video remote interpreting services.
This was the agreement in a court case.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF PERSON AND HARD OF HEARING PERSON ON STREET
DeafDigest editor was walking in downtown
Washington, DC, and was stopped by a stranger who
asked for directions.
DeafDigest editor told the person he was deaf;
the stranger suddenly signed, saying he is
hard of hearing.
The stranger wanted to know where the Audiology
Center building was. DeafDigest editor pointed to
the Audiology building in front of the stranger,
that he overlooked.
Never know if a stranger coming to you is deaf.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stranger-deaf-meeting-stranger-hard-of-hearing/

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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:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

OLD DEAF BOOKS AT OLD BOOKSTORES
From time to time DeafDigest editor likes to go
to private bookstores (not Barnes & Noble or Borders)
to look for interesting used books to buy.
And it is surprising to find deaf books at these
old bookstores.
He bought a deaf sports book at Cooperstown, NY
bookstore, which is near the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Also an old AAAD basketball tournament program
book at a Los Angeles bookstore. And also Doug Bullard’s
novel – Islay at a Philadelphia bookstore.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finding-deaf-books-in-small-bookstores/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Christmas shopping began in my house.

I am getting those packages dropped off in front of my door!

With two dogs in the house, I need to open and close the door quickly!

So one day I accidentally kicked the recently arrived box. I believe it
qualified as a football field goal!

Then, I went out to sort out recycling in the garage. I found 4 more
boxes on my front step!

I guess the delivery guys/gals don’t know how to get my attention.

I guess it is time for me to wear protective gear till after Christmas!

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/doctor-specializing-in-deaf-tinnitus/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/loud-applause-for-interpreter-not-deaf/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-doctors-afraid-of-surgical-mask/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/electrowriter-was-deaf-communication-device/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Hearing-owned businesses in Jacksonville, Illinois
were involved in a panel with the deaf community
to learn on how to best serve their needs.

Because a long time ASL teacher retired, leaving
University of Illinois shorthanded, the university
is revising its ASL curriculum, not admitting
any more new ASL students but finishing up the
courses with upperclass students.

In a rush to beat the Brexit, there is a push to
have British Sign Language recognized as an
official minority language.

Minnesota has a Somali deaf community yet there
is only one interpreter that serves them, according
to a newspaper story.

The city of Miami (Florida) reached agreement
with the United States District Court to
have all of its videos captioned on the city
web site.

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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
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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

THE DOCTOR’S MASK
We have a few deaf physicians. All of them are afraid
of the masks that surgeons use while in the operating
room.
It is impossible for a deaf doctor to lipread other
doctors if masks hide their lips.
For one deaf doctor, he was surprised when other
doctors told him that in the operating room they don’t
talk about the operation itself, but talk about sports,
dogs, weather, politics, etc!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-doctors-afraid-of-surgical-mask/

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Lip reading tale

A deaf man was chatting with a hearing man

The deaf man thought hearing man said:
I took my Bill this morning

The hearing man actually said:
I took my pill this morning

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE BEFORE THE TTY
The first TTY was manufactured in 1964, but the
TTY network did not grow until the early 1970’s.
We, the deaf, had a good communications device,
but it was not too popular. The high cost of leasing
the device prevented many deaf people from using it.
The device was the Electrowriter. It was almost
like a TTY, except that the caller would write out
his message on an electronic pad with his electronic
pen. The Electrowriter on the other end of the telephone
line would copy the handwritten message. And
communications would go on back and forth.
Yes, if the writer had a lousy penmanship, it
would be hard to read the message!
Gallaudet University used this Electrowriter
network in a few offices on the campus.
The popularity of the TTY immediately killed
the Electrowriter.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/electrowriter-was-deaf-communication-device/

a picture of electrowriter is at:
http://deafdigest.com/pre-tty-electrical-deaf-communications-device/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Can someone work as a court reporter and a realtime captioner at the same
time? This is a question that I have been asked a number of times.

Most realtime captioners actually started their careers as court reporters
and have transitioned to their new professions. Some do it gradually by
working in both jobs at the same time. Some just decide they are going to
change jobs and make a quick change.

Even though court reporters and captioners use the same basic skills,
there is a very different mindset that one must have in each position. For
court reporters, the main objective is to make a verbatim record. The
reporter must focus on getting something phonetic for every single word
that is said.

For realtime captioners, the main objective is communication access. The
captioner can’t just write words phonetically and prepare a transcript
later. The words must translate so that the people reading the screens can
understand what is being said.

Some court reporters can successfully work as realtime captioners at the
same time, but it takes a lot of skill and concentration to focus on what
to write in certain circumstances.

For example, if the name of the fictional character “Stephen Dedalus” were
to be said and it was not already loaded in a computer dictionary, a court
reporter would just write the name phonetically, and it might come up as
“dead lust.” A captioner would either have to fingerspell the name or find
another way to communicate to the audience what was said.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Jane K. Fernandes, whose selection by the trustees
as the new Gallaudet president caused so much unrest
on the campus last year, has been recommended for a
new position.
University of North Carolina at Asheville chancellor
Anne Ponder has chosen Fernandes for the provost
position.
This appointment is subject to approval by the
university board of trustees.
UNC-Asheville is a public university with 3,400
students under the sprawling University of North
Carolina system,
Any deaf students there? Possibly a handful, and
their needs are the same as those at Gallaudet – meaning
interpreters and captions.
A small private university for the deaf; a bigger
public university. Two different landscapes. Two
different campus cultures; two different sets of
challenges.

note:
she has since, then moved on the presidency of
Guilford College, again in North Carolina

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

What happens if a person’s inner ear implant has a
dead battery? Just pull it out, throw out the old
battery and put in a new battery and then put the
implant back in the inner ear? No way! A Stanford
University team of surgeons, neuroscientists and
electrical engineers, worked together on a
self-charging implant.

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DeafDigest – 01 December 2017

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 1, 2017

 

 

— story about need for deaf prisoners to have relay access

Everyone that works in the prisons read the Correctional News.
And it ran a story that was titled:

How to Meet the Communication Needs of Deaf Inmates

It probably is the first time that Correctional News
explained what the deaf prisoners need. Hopefully this
article will make more prison officials aware of of
deaf prisoners’ needs. A picture is at:

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

 

— deaf employee in hearing culture

A deaf man was fired from his job. The employer said:

he did not fit the culture of the workplace

Culture of the workplace? Office gossip; office
humor; office teasing; surrounding the boss and
laughing at his jokes; talking about sports, news
and politics; office parties, etc, etc.

The deaf man filed a lawsuit – and won!

 

— accessibility is not just interpreters and captions

A deaf advocate said accessibility means more than just
providing interpreters and captions. Accessibility means
hearing attitude improvement, making stores and shops
deaf friendly, more meaningful jobs for the deaf,
better educational opportunities; better social
services; better police handling of deaf at traffic
stops, etc.

 

 

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