Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published in January 2018

DeafDigest – 31 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 31, 2018

— a comment by a deaf advocate in newspaper interview

A newspaper reporter was interviewing a deaf advocate.
The first question was:

What would you like the hearing to understand about being deaf?

The immediate response was this:
First and foremost, deaf people can do anything but hear. We are
truck drivers, doctors, dentists, lawyers, teachers, businesses
owners, scientists, counselors – the list goes on.

This deaf advocate is correct. A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-people-and-these-jobs/

 

— finally in Florida

Twice in recent months the Deaf Community of
Florida was burned by the appearance of fake
interpreters at public events. Fed up, the state
legislators have passed a bill, awaiting
signature of the governoer to require that only
certified ASL interpreters can do the job at
public events.

 

— busy being a deaf celebrity and as deaf public servant

Not too many celebrities also serve as public
servants. Deaf Hulk (Lou Ferrigno) is busy
making public appearances at events. But
when he is home in Santa Monica, CA, he
has another job – as deputy sheriff with the
San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s office. When
people ask him about his past Incredible Hulk
TV roles, he does not get tired of it!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— the deaf and the “easier to get” jobs
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

01/28/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 30, 2018

— nation’s #1 ASL interpreter

The nation’s #1 ASL interpreter is Julie Mertz.
Her job title is FIUS, which spelled out in full
is First Interpreter of the United States. This
means she is the President’s ASL interpreter.
Glamorous job in a glamorous setting? Well,
she said:

The White House is not necessarily your typical
job, as I sometimes work long hours, sometimes
hours change at the last minute and my
family has been extremely supportive of me!

She has interpreted for Obama and the current
President.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/first-interpreter-of-the-united-states/

 

— Deaf in First Dates TV program

The First Dates TV program is popular in the United
Kingdom. For the first time in program history,
a segment will involve a deaf man. There are many
reality TV programs in USA – but deaf participants?
Why not!

 

– deaf tourists without interpreters

At the New York Times Travel Show that took place
last week, there was a discussion about giving
accommodations, meaning interpreters, for deaf
tourists. Two comments stood out:

#1 comment
tour guides either refused to provide interpreters or wanted to
charge deaf tourists additional fees for interpreting services

#2 comment
there has no great demand for services for deaf travelers

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— open captioned movies difficulties
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

01/28/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/masters-degree-deaf-counseling-western-oregon-university/

DeafDigest – 29 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 29, 2018

— impossible scene by a deaf actress

Shoshannah Stern, who is deaf, has a number of acting
roles in movies and TV. During one scene she had to
float on her back in the pool with her eyes closed.
Everyone knew she was deaf – but when the director
shouted “action” she was the last to know about it!
If her eyes were open she could tell when the
director asked for action, but it was impossible
with her eyes closed. It took a lot of time to make
compromises with the scene which involved the director,
the interpreter, the camera man, fellow actors
and Shoshonnah. It finally worked. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/asl-deaf-actress-shoshonnah-stern/

 

— university worries about web accessibility

George Washington University said four university
departments are involved in a task force to make
sure their web sites are accessible. The reason
why 100 percent accessibility is difficult, if
not impossible is because technology is always
being updated and web content changing all the
time. It affects tab navigation, video captioning
and photo captions. Some changes are easy to
update; other changes take a lot of time to fix.

 

— toughest job in serving the deaf

What is the toughest job serving the deaf?
Many may think teaching the deaf in a classroom
is a tough job – but some said captioners have
the toughest job! Captioners don’t like to
make mistakes and it puts a lot of pressure
on them to try to be perfect all the time.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— a deaf bill amended too many times!
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

01/28/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 January 2018

DeafDigest Gold – January 28, 2018
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
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on sub/unsub and follow the screen
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Old Fogey
Videophone is Out
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
deaf doctor shock
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
list of upcoming Deaf National Events
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
A priority among deaf leaders in the District
of Columbia is for the local government to
establish a Commission for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing.
In Missouri, a new agency – DeafLEAD – has
been formed to help deaf victims of crime.
The Zambian government has been urged to approve
sign language as the nation’s 8th official
language.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island
and the Rhode Island Disability Law Center are both
saying that the local police departments do not
really comply with the ADA regulations when
dealing with the deaf.
Deaf people have this accommodation in some railway
systems – digital display readouts in railroad
cars, but not yet that so in Singapore. This
will be implemented in that nation.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
we offer, email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
LOSING PATIENCE WITH PENMANSHIP
    Penmanship means perfect handwriting. And for some hearing
people using penmanship, these deaf people lose patience.
    There are some hearing people that take as much as five
minutes to write a short sentence because of slow and
careful penmanship.
    It is not easy for a restless deaf person to stand and
wait for five minutes while the hearing person struggles
with writing a note.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)
Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
more information:
to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
BE CAREFUL OF A SHOULDER TAP
    Deaf people are always tapping other deaf people
on their shoulders to call attention.
    The law says that if someone touches another person,
it is assault and battery.
    It is not a problem when a deaf person is touched
because knows that he cannot hear and is being asked
to pay attention.
    But if a deaf person accidentally taps a hearing
person on the shoulder, it may be a different story.
    A deaf person in the postal service was twice
fired for touching a hearing person on the shoulder.
The hearing person complained and the deaf person was
fired. The union got the job back for the deaf person,
but again he was fired for the same reason.
    So, touching a deaf person is different from
touching a hearing person.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Technology is advancing quickly.  Many developments have happened using
smartphone technology!
Are there some possible accessible solutions for individuals who are
DeafBlind?
A number are accessible for people who have good sight or low vision.
There are a few technologies that are accessible for Braille users via
Wi-Fi.
Here are some possible solutions for home:
–      Wi-Fi light bulbs-you can turn the lights on and off with your
smartphones.
–      Doorbell signals that you can use Wi-Fi to get alerts send to your
smartphone.  It can vibrate too.
–      Thermostat controls handling your heating and AC via smartphones.
Most of the Apps are free. In many states you can get rebates.
It can even work that the  doorbell rings and you can receive the alerts
while you are out of the house!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest Sports:
you can subscribe; no cost
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
click on mainstream on the right side of
mainstreamed athletes
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section is at:
All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

 

 


 

  • ,
  • or

 

DeafDigest – 29 January 2018

DeafDigest Blue – January 28, 2018
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; 22nd year

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on sub/unsub and follow the screen
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
This week’s ASL videos in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— chopped on TV deaf chef
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
It was learned that while there are many interpreters
in Washington, DC there are no DC interpreting
certification standards!
In United Kingdom, the Social Care Ombudsman
said that social service agencies cannot be
selective when giving accommodations to the
deaf. They must accommodate all, and not just
a selected few!
A young deaf woman seems to have become the
first deaf person in the nation to obtain
a license to operate a vending machine that
would sell convenience items. She is from
a tiny village in India and wanted to earn
a living on her own without depending on
welfare.
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and
Brain Sciences said that deaf children with
CI’s learn words faster than hearing children.
In Singapore, bus operators have been instructed
to help deaf passengers by pointing out bus
stops to them.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
we offer, email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
A PROBLEM BETWEEN HARD OF HEARING PERSON AND A HEARING PERSON
A hearing man at a workplace did not like the deaf.
He was always saying bad things about the deaf. That workplace
had several deaf employees, but hearing employees did not tell
them about that anti-deaf person.
There was a surprise. One of the deaf employees was really hard
of hearing; he signed perfect ASL but was able to hear telephone
voices perfectly.
One day the anti-deaf employee said something bad about the deaf.
Fed up, the hard of hearing person came to him and told him:
I can hear you very well and I just heard what you were saying
about the deaf.
The anti-deaf person stopped making these anti-deaf comments!
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)
Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
more information:
to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
MANY PAST DEAF PRINTERS LOVED TO READ BOOKS
Many years ago, printing was a popular job for the deaf.
Many deaf people earned good income and good living working
as printers.
Many of these deaf printers worked as linotype operators.
And some of them loved their jobs even though they had to
sit on a chair all day.
Why? Because they can read the material that they are typing
for the newspapers. At home, they read books because they enjoyed
reading!
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Lip reading tale
A deaf man and a hearing man were drinking beers
at a bar and having a conversation. The bartender
passed by them.
The deaf man thought hearing man said:
Please run the tap for me
The hearing man actually said:
Please run the tab for me
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Another question that people often ask me when they see me with the steno
machine is how fast someone can write with “one of those machines.”
Most broadcast captioners and CART captioners start off as court
reporters, and so they have passed the same tests that court reporters
take in court reporting school.
In many states, court reporters must pass a test at 225 words per minute
in order to be certified. In order to achieve the Registered Professional
Reporter certification offered by the National Court Reporters Association
(NCRA), a court reporter or captioner must pass tests at speeds up to 225
words per minute. To obtain the Registered Merit Reporter certification,
one must pass tests at speeds up to 260 words per minute.
At the NCRA annual convention, there is a speed contest where contestants
compete at speeds up to 280 words per minute.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Eric Malzkuhn,
or as better known as The Malz, who departed us this
week,
    The Malz simply defied description – he wore one
hat too many, be it acting, writing plays, poet,
classroom teacher, etc. In fact, it would not do
justice to him to list all of his accomplishments
within the short confines of this editorial!
    However, two things that many did not know
about him merits some mentioning:
– he was a local newspaper (hearing) sportswriter;
filling out during World War II years; when the
war ended he “lost” his job, because the returning
veterans went back to their old jobs.
– he was the Gallaudet basketball team manager
during the greatest and most glorious saga in campus
athletic history (this improbable Iron Men
conference tournament championship)
  There probably would never be another deaf person
just as varied and as colorful as he was.
  We all will miss you, The Malz!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
A bad middle ear taken out and replaced with a
middle ear implant? A joke? No, this is what a
research team at Sweden’s Chalmers University of
Technology is working on.
They are saying it could restore hearing in some
people that have become late-deafened.
note:
DeafDigest has not heard anything more about
it since then.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest
Copyright 2018 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.
DeafDigest conditions and terms
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section is at:
All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 26 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 26, 2018

— headphone but no ASL

It is shocking. The Cleveland City council turned down
a deaf man’s request for an interpreter during council
meetings. They felt this deaf person “can” hear well
enough with headphones and had no need for ASL
interpreter! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/headphone-but-no-asl/

 

— critic says deaf characters impossible to dress up

A comic book critic said that deaf characters are
impossible to dress up to make them look deaf.
He was referring to Man-Bat, a Batman villain,
a bat zoologist looking for a bat sonar that would
cure his deafness. Impossible to dress up?
What about hearing aids? What about CI’s?

 

— four Wisconsin cities stop TV proceedings

These cities in Wisconsin – Appleton, Neenah, Menasha
and Fox Crossing are no longer televising its
council proceedings. Same story – these proceedings
have not been captioned. Will they caption and
then put back these proceedings on TV in the near
future? Hope so.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— artist fame for nothing
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

01/21/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 25, 2018

 

— deaf employment, true or not true

The report “Deaf People and Employment in the United States”
said that 47 percent of deaf people are unemployed as
compared to 23 percent of hearing people. True or not
true? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/famous-poster/

 

— college forgets its rich deaf heritage

In the past (during the seventies) Delgado Community
College in New Orleans was one of the first junior
colleges in USA to give the deaf these educational
opportunities. It paved the way for other 2-year
colleges to do the same. Sad to say, this college
is being sued by deaf students for not providing
interpreters and not for accommodating their needs.
So sad to neglect its deaf heritage.

 

— the deaf and esports

esports is hot nowadays; video players are talking
about it, and even people involved with pro sports
have taken strong interest in it. Is esports being
deaf-friendly? A deaf person, heavily involved with
video games, hinted that esports has a long way to
go in being deaf-friendly.

 

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

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

01/21/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/masters-degree-deaf-counseling-western-oregon-university/

DeafDigest – 24 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 24, 2018

— can or can’t find deaf actors

A newspaper said that 95 percent of disabled characters
are played by non-disabled. This newspaper also said
there are many qualified actors with disabilities can
could play these disabled roles. This also means the
deaf. When casting directors say they cannot find
deaf actors, are they telling the truth or not really
looking hard enough? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/cannot-find-actor/

 

— our sign languages

A deaf activist said there are approximately 300
sign languages used by the deaf all over the
world. Just 300? Or is the count higher?
In Sofia, Bulgaria deaf people live close to
each other in separate neighborhoods.
And each neighborhood has its own sign
language that is different from other
(nearby) neighborhoods!

 

— difficult to get open captioned films

Why is it so difficult to find a theater that
shows open captioned films? Many reasons –
theaters often limit what open captions they
can show; theaters require a minimum number of
tickets (among hearing) that are willing to
watch open captions; showing open captioned
films at difficult hours (early in the morning
or late at night) and so on. What about
captioning devices? Heavy to use, and batteries
often die. And even if a theater is willing
to show open captioned movies, deaf movie-goers
often have to travel long distances to show up.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— issues in hearing college support services
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

01/21/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 23, 2018

 

— town hints interpreters not important as others

The Ocean View Police Department (Delaware) is aware
of a sizable number of deaf residents. They ranked
interpreters last on the list on how the police
could communicate with the deaf – they suggest
writing, lipreading, gesturing, signing and texting.
What about interpreters? The town said “only if
available” hinting as if interpreters are not as
important! Rather surprising. And disappointing.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpreters-now/

 

— captions more valuable to hearing

The hearing world is discovering that captions,
originally for the deaf, is getting more
valuable. Captions are used by corporations,
hearing schools, musical concerts, big
sporting events, and even the Facebook.
In other words ADA is helping the hearing!

 

— the deaf and the aquarium

People love visiting the aquariums to watch
the fishes moving around in the tanks. The
Resorts World Sentosa, a vacation resort,
has a huge aquarium. One of the people
responsible for keeping the aquarium clean
and healthy for the fish is Kenneth Chin.
He is deaf and his job title is simple –
aquarist.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— big irony with ASL pioneer
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

01/21/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/masters-degree-deaf-counseling-western-oregon-university/

DeafDigest – 22 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 22, 2018

 

— the magic black ring

In the MIT lab, there is a black ring design. It is
supposed to help the deaf by converting text into
voice to help the hearing understand what the
deaf person is trying to communicate. That black
ring has a hidden button that scans the text,
hence The Magic Black Ring! It is not known,
however if the ring can do the reverse – voice
to text? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/magic-black-ring/

 

— a Marlee Matlin twist

Marlee Matlin is appearing in the TV series Quantico,
but with a twist. She plays a late-deafened, ex-FBI
agent. The character “became” deaf because of an
explosion. Well, Marlee said years ago that a
good actress is supposed to play any role – even
a late-deafened role (for an actress who has been
deaf all her real life).

 

 

— Star Wars still discriminate against deaf

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that a deaf
teenager wanted to watch Star Wars that was
advertised as captioned in Great Britain and
was frustrated when the manager would not
turn on the captions. It is happening
again when a deaf man with CI wanted to use
a CI-compatible headphone, but was only
given a regular headphone. The showing
just happened to be advertised as
captioned – and this man also requested
the captions to be turned on. Yes,
the manager refused! Star Wars hate
the deaf?

 

 

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

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

01/21/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 21 January 2018

DeafDigest Gold – January 21, 2018
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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on sub/unsub and follow the screen
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Old Fogey
Tell you later
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
best waiter was deaf
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
list of upcoming Deaf National Events
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
A clarification re Arizona legislature captioning
its proceedings. It is not the first among all
state legislative bodies. Nebraska has been doing
the captioning since 2016.
A big issue in Kansas is the Kansas State Board of
Education recommendation that one superintendent
serve two schools – Kansas School for the Deaf and
Kansas School for the Blind. The deaf community
wants both schools to have their own superintendents
instead of sharing one superintendent.
Deaf British activists have accused the government
of refusing to enforce laws that were supposed to
give full rights to the deaf.
A British member of the parliament has accused the
government of ignoring the rights and the needs of
the deaf in  pubs, clubs and restaurants, saying
that they all ignore the Disability Discrimination Act
(equivalent to our ADA).
The James Castle Collection and Archive is filing
a copyright lawsuit over the book Allen Say’s “Silent
Days, Silent Dreams.” Much of deaf artist Castle’s works
have been displayed in museums across the world.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
we offer, email:
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF ZOO IN PAKISTAN
Is there a Deaf Zoo in Pakistan?
A silly question, yes! But a hotel in Pakistan has many deaf
employees and there was an advertisement in newspapers and
magazines, asking tourists to come and stay at the hotel.
The ad asks the tourists to watch the deaf in action at the hotel.
This ad is very insulting. The deaf do not live in a zoo.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)
Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
more information:
to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
N INTERNET RELAY NIGHTMARE
This is a nightmare. You have problems with cable internet
service. You contact the cable company through internet
relay to ask for assistance.
The service representative advises you to disconnect
the router and then to reconnect it and to let him
know if it works. It is hard to explain to the customer
service representative that if you disconnect the router,
the relay call is disconnected.
You explain this to him – and he does not believe you
because he thinks you are using the TTY machine to contact
him through the relay!
This is a nightmare.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
This Winter’s weather has pushed me to the gym!
The unstable winter weather has prevented me from snowshoeing!
I need to exercise at least 5 days a week for a minimum of a
half hour each day.
So, with this extreme winter, I signed up for the gym.  A new
gym opened nearby.
I told them since I am DeafBlind, I will need an assistant
such as an SSP or interpreter.
They easily gave me a yes to bring my SSP at no charge
in exchange for supporting me.
Now, let’s see if there will be a new me by beach day!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest Sports:
you can subscribe; no cost
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
click on mainstream on the right side of
mainstreamed athletes
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section is at:
All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 21 January 2018

DeafDigest Blue – January 21, 2018
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; 22nd year

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on sub/unsub and follow the screen
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
This week’s ASL videos in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— plants named after a deaf woman
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
ASL poetry and literature at NTID are being digitalized
to preserve the material for posterity.
The Community Healthcare Advocacy Team for Individuals with
Disabilities, based in Pennsylvania, was duly noted for
working with doctors, medical students, social service agencies
on best serving the deaf with their medical needs, especially
with interpreters.
The Hearing and Speech Agency, of Baltimore, has been
working with the La Cuchara restaurant to enhance the
dining experience of deaf diners.
National Academy of Sciences published an article saying
that Artificial Intelligence programming can help
deaf children learn language.
The Scottish Government has launched a campaign
to help create national awareness on the rights and
needs of the deaf.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
we offer, email:
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
TINNITUS: A CHOICE
In Scotland few years ago, a hearing woman was
suffering from tinnitus.
It is a stubborn ringing of noise in a person’s
head that almost never stops.
The doctor told the woman that she had a choice –
to have an operation to cure tinnitus but to become
deaf for good or to ignore the operation and suffer
tinnitus for life but to remain hearing.
An awful choice!
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)
Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
more information:
to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
A SWALLOWED TOBACCO
An article in a deaf school magazine explained how
children become deaf. There were about 10 different
reasons why the children become deaf.
One of the reasons was “swallowed tobacco.�
This is not a joke. This article was written about
115 years ago!
Of course, nowadays doctors are better with finding
reasons for deafness.
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Lip reading tale
A hearing person was carrying a loaf of bread.
The deaf person thought hearing person said:
I like this grump
The hearing person actually said:
I like this crumb
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
When I have worked at different events as a court reporter or a CART
captioner, oftentimes people have approached me who have never seen a
steno machine up close.
They usually ask how the machine works, and one of the first comments many
people make when they see the machine for the first time is that there are
no letters on the keys. The tops of the keys are blank. They wonder how we
know which keys are which.
People who use the steno machine must memorize what all the keys are.
There are 22 keys on the machine. We use combinations of letters to make
other letters.
We don’t depress one key at a time, like you would on a typewriter or
computer keyboard, but we stroke multiple keys at once, much like chords
on a piano. A captioner must memorize what combinations of keys must be
depressed in order to make up the phonetic sounds that occur in the
English language.
Writing whole words and phrases in a single stroke is a very important
factor in being able to reach the high speeds necessary to be court
reporters and realtime captioners.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Installed at the International Boxing
Hall of Fame at Canastota, NY is the boxing
ring that was used for many years at the
Madison Square Garden.
    What about it? Deaf boxer Eugene Hairston,
a world contender in the middleweight class
in the forties, could not hear the bell
ring to indicate the end of each round.
    As a result, he was getting clobbered
by boxers that wanted to sneak an extra
punch before going to their corners.
    To put a stop to it, the boxing officials
installed red flashing lights at the corners
of the ring. Hairston would see the lights
and know the round has ended!
    Since then flashing lights have been
used in all boxing matches.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
the Rocky Mountain Deaf School, rebuffed in
building a new school building on its first
choice of land, is now able to build on a
different location. That piece of land just
was not available at that time months ago, but
now it is.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest
Copyright 2018 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.
DeafDigest conditions and terms
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section is at:
All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 19 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 19, 2018

 

— deaf construction worker mentioned in town vs state lawsuit

Oroville, CA, a small town, filed a lawsuit against the state
over poorly constructed dam that broke loose in 2013. While
the deaf construction worker was not part of the lawsuit,
it was mentioned that one of his job duties was to “listen”
for sounds inside the dam concrete to see if the job was
good or bad! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/joke-listening/

 

— NAD seeks deaf employees in fast oil change shops

The NAD wants to get in touch with deaf employees
at fast oil change shops. If you know of any,
please email Marc Charmatz at marc.charmatz@nad.org

 

— Amazon wants to be good to the deaf

Amazon! Many people love it; many people hate it.
What about the deaf? Amazon said it is planning
to establish a business called Silent Delivery
Stations in Great Britain. Deaf people would be
hired to deliver Amazon packages. The story
did not mention if this idea will spread to
USA.

 

 

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

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 18 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 18, 2018

— railroad help for confused deaf passengers

Even with these digital displays that tell
passengers of the next railroad stops, there
are always confused passengers. Confused
deaf passengers could be helped by a new
idea. See the picture at:

http://deafdigest.com/communications-assistance-in-railroads/

 

— hate crime and the deaf

Do deaf people report a hate crime? No, according to
a deaf activist in a speech he gave in Indiana!

 

— deaf father wins custody of triplets

A hearing surrogate mother gave birth to triplets.
She then accused the deaf man of being an unfit
father, and sued to gain custody. This case
was complicated because the surrogate mother
lived in California and the deaf father lived
in Georgia – two different sets of state laws
regarding surrogate babies. The father won
the lower court case and also in the appeals
court. The Supreme Court refused to listen
to this case.

 

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

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/masters-degree-deaf-counseling-western-oregon-university/

DeafDigest – 17 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 17, 2018

 

— rude ASL or ASL not rude

If a hearing person is short or bald or fat or has
face scars, his friends would not mention these
“defects” if his name is brought up. But for the
deaf, it may be different – if he is fat, then
he may be described as fat in ASL; same thing
with his baldness or his height or scars, etc.
Is this rude or is this OK, knowing this is
Deaf Culture? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/rude-or-not-rude/

 

— ADA today and ADA in 1990, a big difference

What is the difference between ADA today and
ADA way back in 1990? There was no such a thing
as the internet website in 1990; the ADA regulations
written in 1990 did not deal with the web sites.
This is the reason we are seeing so many lawsuits
about websites not accessible to the deaf.

 

— a click in food market

In one of these crowded food markets in Cambodia
where street food is prepared and served at a
stand, there is a certain click. That stand
is famed for its top quality dishes. Visitors
are told to listen for a certain click because
it is impossible to locate that food stand.
The chef makes that click as a signal.
What about deaf visitors wanting to taste
that dish? No luck! A food documentary on
TV explained about that click. Discrimination?
Probably so but there is no ADA in Cambodia!

 

 

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

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 16 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 15, 2018

— a new law in Pakistan

A new law is on the books in Pakistan. Words such
as deaf-mute or deaf-dumb cannot be used. This
is great but with an irony. India is Pakistan’s
next door neighbor – and in India everyone uses
the word deaf-mute all the time. DeafDigest
editor once received email from an educator
of Deaf Education in India, referring to the
deaf as deaf-mutes. Yes, DeafDigest editor
lost his temper and the Educator quickly
apologized. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mute-no-in-pakistan-yes-in-india/

 

 

— the very busy Nyle DiMarco

Nyle DiMarco is busier than ever. He has two big projects;
a starring role in a new TV series – This Close; this
program premieres on Valentine’s Day. The other project
is as producer of the revival Broadway play – Children
of a Lesser God.

 

— cops either forgot or ignored a request

A deaf woman called 911 on video relay, informing the
dispatcher of an incident taking place at her home,
and requested that an interpreter come with the
cops. The police officers showed up – without an
interpreter. Did the dispatcher tell the cops that
an interpeter was needed? Or did the cops ignore
the request? Or did the cops forgot to bring
an interpreter? The incident was so bad that
the intepreter was actually needed.

 

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

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?
more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/masters-degree-deaf-counseling-western-oregon-university/

 

 

DeafDigest – 15 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 15, 2018

— Deaf Wine at California State University, Long Beach

A group of professors at California State University, Long Beach
ran tasting experiments with red wine, using hearing volunteers.
The results were posted on the web site – Journal of Communication
Disorders, Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids. Not sure what is the
relationship between red wine and the deaf-related web site.
Deaf Wine? Dunno. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-red-wine/

 

— deaf medical needs in small towns

In many small towns, many hospitals do not have interpreters,
not because they prefer VRI, but because of shortage of
interpreters. This is the reason why many small town deaf people
accept VRI as “better than nothing.”

 

— pushing the wrong button

Newspapers are full of stories about a person in Hawaii
pushing the wrong button, scaring people of invasion from
North Korea. A deaf employee for a state government
was given a three-day training with interpreters on how to
operate a computer system that had many buttons to be pushed.
One wrong button push, the entire state system would crash.
When the training ended, the deaf person lost his job, not
because of wrong button being pushed but because the supervisor
was scared that a deaf person cannot push the right button!
That supervisor did not consider the possiblity that a hearing
employee could also push the wrong button.

 

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

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

01/14/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 January 2018

DeafDigest Gold – January 14, 2018

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on sub/unsub and follow the screen

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

Employment ads web site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Old Fogey

Educational Rights

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-educational-rights/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pointing-at-menu/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/book-on-deaf-actors/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-deaf-asl-deaf-communications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaflympics-deaf-culture/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

list of upcoming Deaf National Events

http://deafdigest.com/upcoming-national-deaf-events/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/national-honor/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Top stories about the deaf:

After disbanding the Deaf Education program due to
low numbers, Canisius College (Buffalo, NY) is
restarting it.

A hearing resident of Frederick, MD wrote a
letter to the editor, saying that years way
back, the demolished Old Main Building
provided people with a close up look
of downtown. It was the highest point
in the city. Not any more.

There is disagreement among legislators
in South Dakota as to whether teachers of
the deaf are entitled to collective bargaining
on their issues – salaries, grievance rights, evaluation and tenure.

It is a tradition in the town of Greenburgh,
near the New York School for the Deaf
that the town supervisor be sworn in
at the school that holds special meaning
to him. And Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner chose the deaf school as the site.
There was no explanation why the deaf
school held a special meaning for him.

Arizona Legislature is said to be the first
state legislative body to caption its
proceedings.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

READ WHAT THEY SAY

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!

Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
we offer, email:
sales@weitbrecht.com.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This week’s ASL video in youtube

ORAL DEAF OWNER OF TTY STORE WAS LUCKY
DeafDigest editor, years ago in early 1980’s, was visiting
San Francisco. He visited a friend who owned his own TTY store.
That friend was a strong oralist who did not understand ASL
and could not even understand simple gestures. Even worse,
his lips were very difficult to read.
During the visit, a deaf man, that used ASL, wanted to buy
a TTY. The oral owner and the ASL person could not communicate
with each other. DeafDigest editor, seeing everything, stepped in
to serve as “oral & ASL” interpreter for both men. It was
successful since deaf man bought a TTY and the oral man was
able to sell a TTY.
Whew, it was not easy!

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This week’s ASL video in youtube

THE DEAFLYMPICS AND THE DEAF CULTURE
We have the Deaflympics, where the best deaf athletes
from all over the world compete against each other
in many different sports.
Does Deaflympics help improve Deaf Culture? Yes and no!
A high percentage of participants in Deaflympics are
oralists, late-deafened, hard of hearing that function as
hearing, etc, etc.
These people are most likely not part of Deaf Community.
And when the Deaflympics is over, they go back to their
own worlds!

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Social media is very popular these days, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

We have friends and families near and far and it is a nice way to keep in touch.

We, who are DeafBlind, low vision, enjoy reading posts from family and friends.

There are some frustrations as many of us cannot view pictures.

I recommend that you write descriptions of the pictures posted.

That will help us a lot.

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 14 January 2018

DeafDigest Blue – January 14, 2018

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; 22nd year

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on sub/unsub and follow the screen

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

Employment ads web site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-eat-at-diner/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-communications-struggle/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/slow-deaf-communications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sports-fans/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— another bad comment about the deaf; cost deaf leader his job http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-friendly-driverless-bus/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Top stories about the deaf:

Past top officers of the Hong Kong Association of the Deaf
have accused this agency of funds embezzlement. The government
is looking into this matter.

Crotched Mountain, in New Hampshire, which closed up its
deaf school program in 1979, continued with its Audiology
services for years. Now this time this program is being
closed up, too – severing all links to the deaf!

The employment tribunal in Great Britain found a police
department of discrimination by refusing to accommodate
the needs of a late-deafened police officer.

The Kosovar Association of the Deaf (Albania) said
education of the deaf in the nation is a big problem.

Alaska Legislature has a bill to discuss – to possibly
create the state Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

READ WHAT THEY SAY

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!

Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer, email: sales@weitbrecht.com.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This week’s ASL video in youtube

VOICE OR FAX OR EMAIL OR RELAY
Before a deaf man started his successful business,
he was employed in hearing workplaces. He said that
hearing bosses were not patient with him because of
slow communications.
The deaf man was using fax, emails and relay to
communicate with hearing clients, but the boss was
not happy. The boss wanted faster communications,
and that means voice only – without fax or emails
or relay.
The deaf man quit and started his own business,
and he is much happier.

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF WATCHING OR NOT WATCHING SPORTS
Many deaf people love to watch sports, the same
as hearing people.
But do these deaf fans really watch the football
game or a baseball game at a stadium? Many of them
talk to each other with ASL and do not really watch
the action closely.
Yes, hearing fans talk a lot with each other,
but their eyes are on the field and their ears
listen to friends’ voices. The deaf fans cannot
watch ASL hands and the action on the field at the
same time!

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Lip reading tale

A hearing person came out of a barber shop and
met his deaf friend.

The deaf friend thought hearing person said:
Look at my grew cut

The hearing person actually said:
Look at my crew cut

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“There were a lot of mistakes in the captioning of a television program I watched. Should I make a complaint about it?”

One of the first things you need to consider when evaluating captioning on television is if it is realtime captioning, meaning it is being done “live,” or if it is offline or post-production captioning, meaning that the program is prerecorded.

If the program is prerecorded, the captioning should be close to 100% correct. If you are watching a prerecorded television show and you see mistakes in the captioning, please contact your cable or satellite TV service and/or the television station directly. In order to get better quality captioning, we have to let the people who are responsible know that someone is watching the captioning and that the quality of the captioning is important to us.

If the program is being broadcast “live” and the captioning is being done in realtime, a few mistakes are to be expected. Even the very best captioners make some mistakes. However, if there are many mistakes or if it is hard to understand the captioning because of numerous inaccuracies, it is also important that you contact the service provider.

Sometimes we just change the channel when we are watching poor captioning. If we do not make a complaint, the people in charge may not know that they are losing viewers because of bad captioning. It is important that caption viewers become advocates for better quality captioning.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Word is out that the captioning lawsuit in
Arizona is not doing too well. The judge in
the lawsuit gave hints that she may rule
against the ADA. She is implying that the
ADA requires no captioning at all, be it
open or closed.
If the judge rules against us, she is
opening the doors for an automatic
appeal – which only succeeds in one
thing, making the attorneys richer!

note:
Times have changed; all movie theaters
are required to have equipment for closed
captioning, even if almost all of them
oppose open captions.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Steve Noyce is no longer the superintendent of the
Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. He was ousted by
the Utah school board. No reason was given, but in
2009 he was appointed over the strong opposition of
the Deaf Community. They felt he would suppress
use of sign language in the school environment.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

Employment ads web site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest
Copyright 2018 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest conditions and terms
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-digest-conditions-and-terms/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 12 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 12, 2018

— second deaf attorney to argue in front of Supreme Court justice

In 1982 deaf attorney was the first one to argue
before the Supreme Court justices (the famous
Rowley case). And only just a few days ago
John Stanton became the second deaf attorney
to argue in front of a Supreme Court justice.
It was David Souter in Boston. While Souter
is retired he carries the title “retired Justice
of the Supreme Court” and he is allowed to
sit on any lower court he wants to hear
just to keep mind active and busy. Souter
did not ask Stanton any questions but
practically hammered Stanton’s opponent!
A funny picture of Stanton is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-golfer-john-stanton-big-shock-on-golf-course/

 

— captioner’s most important task

A captioner was interviewed for a newspaper
story. She said that she must get a new
word perfect the first time she hears it
even if she never heard of it before!

 

— Turkey angry over top deaf athlete’s job

Wrestling is an important sport in Turkey.
Seyfullah Karadeniz is deaf and is one of
the top wrestlers (among hearing) in
Turkey. His job, when not wrestling,
is a restroom custodian, cleaning up
and moping up the floor, sinks and
toilets. A picture of him at work was
published in a newspaper. It made many
wrestling fans angry, forcing the
Turkish Sports Ministry to investigate
why was he given that job, while he
should be getting a better job!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— comment about the deaf just as bad as President’s comment yesterday!
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

01/07/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 11 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 11, 2018

— banks turned down loans for business that became a success

It was learned that the deaf owners of Mozzeria,
a San Francisco pizzeria, had to struggle for
two years to get a bank loan. The banks felt
opening “another” restaurant was too risky
because there were too many other restaurants
around. And that the owners had no business
experience. They eventually were able to get
loans from organizations that wanted to help
disabled entrepreneurs. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/loan-application-denied/

 

— paying $50,000 instead of getting it free

There are some deaf people in New Zealand that
have decided to pay $50,000 for a CI instead
of getting it free from the government. Reason
is a long waiting list to get a CI free whereas
paying $50,000 will get a quick CI!

 

— Hollywood would not produce life stories of the deaf

There are famous deaf people – one example is Marlee
Matlin. Do Hollywood produce biographical movies
of famous deaf people? No, according to an
advocate of deaf and disabled actors.

 

 

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

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

01/07/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 10 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 10, 2018

— important new law in North Carolina

North Carolina has a new law, made effective on
January 1, 2018 – to require police officers
to get more training on how to deal with the
deaf, especially during traffic stops. The
key word is – more – and it is much different
from “one-time” training years ago that many
police officers may forget if they have never
stopped a deaf driver. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/officer-training/

 

— political enemies trying to teach deaf activist a lesson

A deaf political activist, always advocating for
rights and needs of the deaf, learned a lesson
the hard way. A political rally came up, and
the activist was not invited to attend but
still showed up anyway. The rally organizers would
not allow the deaf activist to get a seat to sit
down. In other words, stand in the back of the
room, with interpreter so far away it was hard
to see.

 

— a shuttle bus supposed to be deaf-friendly

A shuttle bus, without a driver, and called Olli
is being demonstrated right now at the Las Vegas
consumer technology show. According to Olli
people, deaf people can communicate with the
“kiosk” inside the shuttle bus. Is it perfect
for the deaf? Don’t know but hope so.

 

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

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

01/07/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 09 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 9, 2018

— a sign language barter agreement

A hearing mother of a young deaf daughter wanted
to learn taekwondo. Taking taekwondo lessons
cost money. The mother really couldn’t afford
to pay for these lessons. The taekwondo school
owner knew no ASL. A barter agreement was made –
the mother would teach the taekwondo owner
ASL, and the owner would give the deaf girl
these free lessons! The owner said it paid off
because it attracted more deaf students that
wanted to learn taekwondo! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/simple-barter/

 

— school board made a captioning choice

The Haywood County Schools board (North Carolina)
faced a choice – to caption its board meetings
or to stop making youtube videos of these meetings.
The school decided to go ahead with captions
even though these views only attract between
30 to 60 views each time. It is like publishing
a book that no one reads. And the board members
knew that auto-caption software may struggle
with these different voice accents, and risk
caption garbling.

 

— Gallaudet and Alabama share national championship honors

Gallaudet is #1 in the nation in the Helmet Bowl,
beating out 776 other collegiate football teams.
Alabama is #1 in the nation in football, beating
out Georgia. It is probably the first time
in Gallaudet’s history that this university is
#1 in the nation.

 

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

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

01/07/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 08 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 8, 2018

 

— a deaf mayor of a town in California

Amanda Folendorf, who is deaf, is the mayor of
Angels Camp, a town in Calaveras County. It
is a town of nearly 4,000 people way up in
the Gold Rush region. While the population
is small, it is the only incorporated town
in the county. She attended Gallaudet
University before graduating from
California State University at
Sacramento. Incidentally, she is at least
20 years younger than the members of the
town council! Her picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-mayor-of-town-in-california/

 

— some films at a museum have no captions

At the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY (yes, the site
of the Baseball Hall of Fame), the captions are available
but with the warning – Captions are available for most films.
What if a deaf person requests captions for a film that has
no captions? This is troubling.

 

— a lost dog

A dog was lost for ten days in the snow. A search party
shouted the dog’s name, but no response. Finally the
doug was discovered and taken to the vet. It was
learned the dog was deaf and was not able to respond
to shouts by the search party. Fortunately the dog
is recovering very well.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Prisoner won a request
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

01/07/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 07 January 2018

DeafDigest Gold – January 7, 2018

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on sub/unsub and follow the screen

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

Employment ads web site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Old Fogey

FireTheDeaf.com

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-firethedeaf-com/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/codas-hard-to-get-along/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hiding-rumor-from-the-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pointing-at-menu/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/book-on-deaf-actors/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

list of upcoming Deaf National Events

http://deafdigest.com/upcoming-national-deaf-events/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/career-switch-for-deaf-attorney/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Top stories about the deaf:

Over 500 client records were hacked into at a
Minneapolis hearing aid company computers.

A puzzling story from Japan. A survey was taken
of legislators and it was discovered that none
of them were deaf or had hearing losses. It
is puzzling because there were stories in the
past of several deaf legislators winning
elections?

A New Jersey police officer became late deafened
and lost his job for that reason. He has filed
a lawsuit accusing the town of discriminating
against him.

Salisbury City Council (NC) is reviewing procedures
on when and how to hire ASL interpreters during
city council meetings.

India is hosting its first Indian Sign Language
conference. Goal is to win public acceptance of
Indian Sign Language.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

READ WHAT THEY SAY

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV – for the phone!

Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html . For more info about CapTel
or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer, email:
mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This week’s ASL video in youtube

RISK WITH RESTAURANT MENU
You go to a restaurant, and point to the menu
the food you want.

It is a risk. Most waiters will catch your
food order and you are happy with the food
brought to your table.

Some waiters may read wrong with your finger pointing. Some may look at the food above what you pointed, or look at the food below what you pointed.

And you get angry when the wrong dish is brought to your table.

Just because a waiter smiles and nods his head
does not always mean he got your order correctly!

Read more http://35.182.75.222/newsletter/deafdigest-gold-november-6-2011/#more-9953

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-pointing-at-menu/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This week’s ASL video in youtube

A BOOK ON THE DEAF IN HOLLYWOOD
In 1988, former Gallaudet provost John S. Schuchman
wrote a book – Hollywood Speaks.

It was probably easier to write a book at that
time because we really did not have that too many
deaf actors and deaf actresses in Hollywood movies
and TV shows.

If someone wants to write a book right now about
the deaf in Hollywood, it will be very difficult
because there has been a big increase of deaf actors since 1988.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/book-on-deaf-actors/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

This severe winter weather is very dangerous.

In the Northeast the wind chill factor is up to -40*!

We, who are DeafBlind, are really stuck in the house.

It is very difficult to feel our way on snow covered grounds to do errands.

Friends and neighbors I have a favor to ask you all.

Please check on our DeafBlind friends in your neighborhood.

Be sure they have all their needs met and provide assistance as needed.

Thank you

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

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

you can subscribe; no cost

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 07 January 2018

DeafDigest Blue – January 7, 2018

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; 22nd year

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on sub/unsub and follow the screen

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

Employment ads web site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/complicated-job-training-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/refusing-to-attend-interpreted-event/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-people-eat-at-diner/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-communications-struggle/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/former-teacher-at-deaf-school/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf artist David Bloch (1910-2002) was praised by art critics for his works.
The family has donated his works to a
museum in Shanghai.

Big question – why 8 months and not immediately?
This concerns a 12-year olddeaf boy from Pakistan who accidentally crossed the border into India.
He was kept by authorities in India for 8 months
before being returned to Pakistan. We shall never
know!

The deaf of Ghana is not too happy about impoverished
deaf people begging on the streets, saying it makes
them look bad.

The National Science Foundation is hosting the
Deaf College Innovation Bowl, encouraging deaf
students to come forward with their innovations.

Pepsi Center, in Denver, has agreed to provide
captions on the scoreboard, in a lawsuit settlement.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

READ WHAT THEY SAY

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV – for the phone!

Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html . For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer, email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This week’s ASL video in youtube

EATING AT A DINER
When hearing people go to a diner to eat, they often
sit on the counter.

When a group of deaf people enter a diner, they always
sit at a table, not at a counter.

Why? Because deaf people don’t like to move their
head and neck to chat with friends. At the counter
hearing people just use their ears to chat!

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This week’s ASL video in youtube

PREFERING THE DEAF OR PREFERRING THE HEARING?
An oral deaf person struggles with ASL with
a deaf friend.

That oral deaf person and that ASL deaf person
were invited to a hearing party.

That oral deaf person rejects the ASL deaf
person during that party because he wants to
communicate with hearing. The funny thing is that
he struggles while communicating with hearing.

Which is better for oral deaf person? To
struggle with ASL with a deaf person or to struggle
to communicate with the hearing?

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Lip reading tale

A deaf person thought hearing person said:
I need to get Bill (another hearing person in another room)

The hearing person actually said:
I need to get pill (for his own medicine)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Broadcast captioners, CART captioners, and court reporters use the same basic skills to do their jobs. Even though you may know that they all use the steno machine to perform their functions, what you may not realize is that they may be performing more than one of these jobs at the present time.

You may think a person is only a court reporter, a CART captioner, or a broadcast captioner. However, the fact is that a court reporter may go to court and act as a court reporter at a trial during the day, and that same person may go home that night and put on his or her headphones and be the one who captions your 11 o’clock local news. The CART captioner in a college class this morning may be the court reporter in a deposition being taken at a law firm this afternoon.

Although many realtime captioners and court reporters specialize in a single area, there are some who work in combinations or even all of these professions.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

For many of us, the deaf, the web sites
are not accessible. Simply put, there are not
enough captions and too many sites are
audio-based.
Addressing this issue is the International
Center for Disability Resources on the Internet
during a recent press conference.

note: still more and more no-captions lawsuits

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Vladimir Putin and the deaf? He would not allow deaf Russian children to be adopted by prospective parents in USA – but he has allowed Russian Sign Language to become official, and with it – free textbooks and interpreters. Is he pro-deaf or anti-deaf or is deaf-neutral?

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

Employment ads web site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest
Copyright 2018 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

DeafDigest conditions and terms
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-digest-conditions-and-terms/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Attention:

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

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 05 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 5, 2018

— Crocodiles’ best friend

Farapo (full name not known) is deaf. His job is
Crocodile Whisperer, a tourist attraction at the
Adventure Park in Papua New Guinea. A piture
of him whispering to a crocodile is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-whisperer-of-crocodiles/

 

— from law to film producer

Amanda Upson, a deaf attorney with a private
law firm, has left her profession for a new
career as a film producer. Her first film –
Magnum Opus was shown at the recent Virginia
Film Festival. Why the career change? She got
tired of these billable hours that all private
law firm attorneys deal with. She was just
named to Forbes’ Forty Women to Watch Over 40.
While leaving her law job, she is still
keeping active her law license, hoping to
work these pro-bono cases.

 

— Participants in Puppy Bowl

In the annual Puppy Bowl, which is always shown during the
Super Bowl weekend, three puppy participants are deaf!

Buttons, a deaf-blind cocker spaniel

Chance, a deaf dalmatian

Moonshine, a deaf border collie

Three deaf puppies in Puppy Bowl is probably the highest
number of deaf participants ever shown on the show

 

— Gallaudet football versus San Diego State football

Everyone is excited about the upcoming
National Championship football game
between Alabama and Georgia. Right
now the Gallaudet community is all excited
about competing against San Diego State
in the championship finals! It is not a
football game, but a Football Helmet
championship. The public votes for their
favorite helmet design. On the way to
the championship finals, Gallaudet defeated
Cheyney, Ohio State, Colgate, Army,
Kennesaw State and now it is matched up
against San Diego State University.
To see what it is all about and to vote
for Gallaudet, go to:

helmettracker.com/national-championship/

and just scroll down until you see the
Gallaudet helmet. Thank you for supporting
Gallaudet.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— some videos have bad captions
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/31/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 04 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 4, 2018

 

— a fascinating hobby by a deaf woman

To see what this hobby is all about, take a look at:

http://deafdigest.com/fascinating-hobby/

 

— the Amtrak train delay in Trenton, NJ

Yesterday a deaf couple boarded the Amtrak
for their trip back home in a New England
state. An interpreter, who didn’t know
the deaf couple, sat across them. Since
Amtrak had no way of informing the deaf
of these PA messages, the interpeter
volunteered to interpret. The train ran
into trouble in Trenton, NJ and everyone
had to get off to board on two different
trains. One train was for New York
and the other train was for New England.
Without the interpreter, there would
be no way for the deaf couple knowing
this! Yet we see these Amtrak
messages of their “deaf-friendly”
trains.

 

— troubling review of interpreters

In a short newspaper story today, the
Salisbury City Council (NC) said they
will look into whether interpeters
are needed and cost-effective. The
wording – cost-effective is troubling.
The need for interpreters for the
deaf can never be analyzed from a
cost-effective point of view!

 

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

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

12/31/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

DeafDigest – 03 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 3, 2018

 

— angry deaf man says deaf people are ignored

An angry deaf man wrote an article in a newspaper
saying that deaf people are ignored and as a result,
often become invisible. Well, quiet deaf people
may be ignored, just the same as quiet hearing
people. Aggressive deaf people are often not
ignored. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/ignored-deaf-person/

 

— 2017’s most ridiculous deaf moment

A web site listed 2017 most ridiculous moments.
One such moment was when a college student body
government wanted to ban clapping by hearing
people – because it would make the deaf feel
left out!

 

— story did not say which deaf school

There was a story about NASA that is hosting a
space design contest. It said the participating
teams are – Fairmont State University,
Blue Ridge Community College, West Virginia
University, a pharmateutical company,
MIT, NASA interns – and a deaf school.
The story did not say which school it was!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Space Technology Hall of Fame honors the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/31/17 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.f

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
mailto:asl.fingerspelling.project@gmail.com

DeafDigest – 02 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 2, 2018

 

— possibly a magic device for the deaf

A high tech company has come up with a device,
connected to the iPhone. The device (called a
microphone) would listen for doorbells, kitchen
timers, fire alarms, door knocks, etc and then
transmit the sounds to the iPhone. A picture
is at:

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

 

— strange response from a fake-deaf actress

A hearing actress, who once played a fake-deaf
role, said:

Once I played a deaf character, so the only means of
expression I had were my eyes

 

This is strange, because deaf people use their
hands for signing and for geaturing, and sometimes
use body language, and often make facial
expressions!

 

— deaf possibly making the World Guinness Book

A deaf woman may possibly make the World Guinness
Book but it is a joke, not an accomplishment.
Chiedza Hukuimwe, a Miss Deaf Zimbabwe
winner, was given the first place cash
prize of just $8.50. It would be the record
for the lowest grand prize in history of
pageants!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— role of interpreter in court cases
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

12/31/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 01 January 2018

DeafDigest Gold – December 31, 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

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Year 2017 Top Monthly News
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Old Fogey
Videophones used by Nudist Colony
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— legislators’ biggest fear
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
list of upcoming Deaf National Events
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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:
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
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
The Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d, an expensive car, is
said to be the best for deaf drivers – for
one reason, it vibrates when something
goes wrong. Hearing people hate these vibrations
but it was hinted that deaf people are helped
by it.
Voters in Ohio have suggested that the state
constitution be revised – to remove the phrase
deaf and dumb” and replace it with an acceptable
wording.
How to teach hearing people to swear in sign
language? There is a youtube video that shows
how to swear in ASL.
A nurse in China made cartoon illustrations to help
deaf mothers during childbirth.
The Macau Deaf Association asked that the government
automatically provide interpreters at all public
events.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html .  For more info about CapTel
or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer, email:
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
THE DEAF NETWORK CAN HURT SOME CODAS
Many Codas, growing up, want to work in the Deaf
Community – interpreters, teachers, social workers,
counselors, etc.
Most qualified Codas get jobs. But there are a few,
just a few, Codas that cannot find jobs in the Deaf
Community?
Why? Some of these Codas are hard to get along with.
And the word gets around – and as a result, some of
them cannot find jobs.
It is very important to get along – no matter if the
person is deaf or hearing.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)
Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
more information:
to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
SPREADING A RUMOR BY A HEARING PERSON
A hearing person wants to tell another hearing person
about a rumor. He comes to that person to spread the
rumor. His hands are in his pockets.
This same hearing person sees another hearing man
with a deaf man. That hearing person covers his mouth
with his hands to tell about that rumor.
Why is he doing that? Bad manners? Or he thinks
a deaf person is a nobody?
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
2017 comes to end and a new year is starting.
Many of us set a resolution for the new year.
The most common resolution is losing those holiday pounds!
How about a resolution to improve the lives of individuals
who are DeafBlind?
Many things we have been seeing on Capitol Hill in DC
are very concerning.
Let’s bond together and advocate for the needs of individuals
who are DeafBlind.
Thanks for all you do!  Wishing you the best of the New Year!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest Sports:
you can subscribe; no cost
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
click on mainstream on the right side of
mainstreamed athletes
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section is at:
All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 01 January 2018

DeafDigest Blue – December 31, 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; 22nd year

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
This week’s ASL videos in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Year 2017 Top Monthly News
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf parole officer
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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:
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
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
A Chinese food delivery company, which hires many deaf
deliverymen, has come up with an app to help them
deal with hearing customers.
Ethiopia pretty much rejects deaf children, saying
they are cursed (for being deaf). As a result
they are not being accommodated on their educational
and counseling needs.
The CNN featured an issue, saying that ADA advances is
not enough. It said Where we’ve failed to live up to the
promise of the Americans with Disabilities,
A new law, effective January 1, 2018 will allow
Minnesota providers to train providers on how to
deal with late-deafened patients.
Deaf people in India are now allowed to take
exams in law if they wish to become attorneys.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees or contracts
required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html .  For more info about CapTel
or any of the many assistive listening devices we offer, email:
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
JOB TRAINING UNFAIR TO THE DEAF?
Sometimes a deaf employee is being trained to do a
complicated job task. A hearing employee trains the
deaf employee but gives up because of communication
problems.
But this same hearing employee shows patience with
a new hearing employee that is being trained for this
same complicated job task.
Is it fair to the deaf? No, but we now have ADA,
interpreters and job coaches. In the past we didn’t.
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)
Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
more information:
to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
DON’T ALWAYS ASSUME DEAF PERSON WANTS AN INTERPRETER!
A deaf employee told a hearing employee that he did not
want to attend an event.
The hearing employee told the deaf employee that they will
hire an interpreter for that event.
The deaf employee said “No, because I will not attend the
event.�
The hearing employee did not listen and hired an interpreter.
The deaf employee did not show up. The hearing employee had to
pay the interpreter for nothing.
If a deaf employee says no, then hearing people must listen
and respect.
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Lip reading tale
A deaf child thought her hearing mother said, while in kitchen:
please bring me some flower
The hearing mother actually said:
please bring me some flour
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we begin 2018, it is the time of year when many people make New Year’s
resolutions. For some court reporters, CART captioners, and broadcast
captioners, their resolutions are to practice their steno writing so that
they can increase their speed and accuracy.
Some people look at captioners as if they were machines. They might think
that all realtime captioners write the same way. But that is not true.
Writing on a steno machine is a skill that must be developed and worked
at. You must practice it and stay in shape in the same way someone must
follow an exercise program for their body.
There are dictation drills and finger exercises that increase your
dexterity and speed. Students who are studying steno must learn to reduce
hesitation and increase their ability to concentrate for long periods of
time.
Just like people who exercise their body, people practicing on the steno
machine should keep a positive outlook and look to the future for the
goals they want to achieve. Above all else, they should try to make it fun
and something they enjoy doing so that they will stick with their new
“exercise program” in the coming year.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    What are the odds of a deaf-theme film winning
the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University 2008 Awards
for broadcast journalism?
    In the case of the film “Through Deaf Eyes,”
it was 40 to 1 odds. 510 films were submitted
and only 13 were selected for the awards.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
If a person has a Usher syndrome gene, then he may need to know
what causes it – before deciding to go for a CI or to reject CI.
This was the issue raised in a deaf medical posting.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest
Copyright 2017 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.
DeafDigest conditions and terms
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section is at:
All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

DeafDigest – 01 January 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 1, 2018

 

— Milk foam-making difficult for deaf

Deaf baristas have said that milk foam-making
(in cafes) is difficult for the deaf to
prepare. Hearing baristas hear the machine
sound and know foam is ready. The deaf
baristas need to feel the machine vibration
to know if foam is ready or not! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/vibrating-foam-making-machine/

 

— swatting hurts the deaf

Swatting means fake-911 calls. It was learned that many
swatters pretend to be deaf and use deaf relay 911
calls. They feel safe because FCC requires all 911
calls to be confidential – even if it should require
police attention!

 

— captioners and the wrong-pronounced words

Captioners struggle with words that are not correctly
pronounced. Guess it right and the captions is
correct; guess it wrong and everyone laughs (or
gets angry) at wrong captions. The list of
such difficult words is:

Gal Gadot (actress)
Bokeh (Sci-Fi film)
Coulrophobia (fear of clowns)
Dotard (insult by North Koreans)
Fibromyalgia (illness)
Namibia (African nation)
Nuclear
Puerto Rico
Pyongyang

 

 

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

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

12/31/17 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/