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Posts published in February 2018

DeafDigest – 28 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 28, 2018

— the deaf and the different parole board hearings

Psrole procedures are not the same with every state.
Some states allow inmates to show up in person
during parole hearings; some states conduct
parole hearings by video. There was a case of
a deaf man that could not understand difficult
questions, even in ASL, through the video.
And he was too scared to tell the parole officer
that he didn’t understand the questions. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-and-parole-hearings/

 

— a video podcast for deaf only

Deaf fans of Green Bay Packers can consider themselves
lucky. A Packers fan who is a Coda interpreter has
partnered with a hearing friend to set up a podcast
called “The Unknown Packers Podcast” for the benefit
of deaf fans. Actually it starts with a voice podcast,
sponsored by a local brewery for the benefit of
hearing fans. Then after the voice podcast is broadcast
the Coda interpreter and his partner converts it to
ASL video. It is a matter of waiting several hours
for patient deaf fans!

 

— big break for entry-level deaf employees in one state

Alaska has banned “below” minimum wages for the deaf
(and the disabled) in entry level jobs. The minimum
hourly wage for all employees is $9.84 per hour.
This new law means deaf employees cannot earn below
$9.84. To make a long story short, the federal Fair
Labor Standards Act allows pay below minimum wages
in certain cases. No more in Alaska. Two other states
do not allow “below” minimum wages – Maryland and
New Hampshire.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— students didn’t know teacher was deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/25/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 27, 2018

— lipreading from long distance without binoculars

Is it possible to lipread from a long distance without
the help of binoculars? Well, a deaf student, attending
a community college, said:

Even if you’re far away on a football field. I can read your
lips from far away

DeafDigest thinks it is impossible! A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/long-distance-lipreading/

 

— just two seconds

A captioner said that it takes two seconds for her to
caption words that show up on the screen. That means
a hearing person is two seconds ahead of the deaf
when keeping up with the words on TV. This also
means a hearing person would laugh first at a joke on
TV while the deaf person waits two seconds later
to laugh late at this same joke!

 

— a deaf general manager of a team in Women’s NBA

Michael Fischer, who is profoundly deaf, has been
named as the Assistant General Manager of Los
Angeles Sparks, a team in the WNBA. DeafDigest
believes it is the highest level accomplished
by a profoundly deaf person in a professional
sports league! Not too many years ago he
served as student assistant coach with the
Gallaudet women’s basketball team.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

02/25/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 26, 2018

— a new way of finding money for a discriminatin lawsuit

Lawsuits cost money because attorneys must be paid.
And it is always expensive. A deaf organization
wanted to file a lawsuit over discrimination
over lack of interpreters. What did they do to
find money? Crowdfunding! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-crowdfunding/

 

— joining the NRA boycott

List of corporations joining the NRA boycott is getting
longer. Any deaf-related businesses? There is one –
Starkey Hearing, known as the nation’s biggest
hearing aid company, has joined the boycott.

 

— these TV storm warning interpreters

Said a former interpreter, who has this habit of
watching the interpreters during these TV storm
warnings:

Watching TV storm warnings – some of those interpreters
are pretty bad, in this country.

 

It is still disappointing.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

02/25/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 February 2018

DeafDigest Gold – February 25, 2018
Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
Spinal meningitis among past deaf leaders
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list of upcoming Deaf National Events
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:
Oklahoma Department of Public Safety reached settlement
of $175,000 with a deaf man, who was beaten up badly
in a 2014 traffic stop.
RespectAbility, a Maryland-based organization, advocating
for the deaf and the disabled, has conducted a national
phone poll to solicit their comments. The big irony
is that the phone poll has excluded the deaf, a group
they want to advocate for!
Non-British deaf barking up the wrong tree? They were
solicited to sign a petition to support British
Sign Language. An advocate scolded the British
deaf community for soliciting signatures from
non-British deaf!
With the assistance of resources from the Colorado
School for the Deaf and Blind, the Dictate Tactical
Training Center is teaching the deaf on how
to defend themselves against attacks.
Deaf people of Finland are complaining that the
quality of interpreting services is getting
worse.
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Gallaudet athletic director job posting
if you are interested, go to:
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
LOOKING FOR A JOB
    When deaf people look for a job, sometimes results are
funny, and even sad.
    A Coda boss may refuse to hire the deaf. Or a boss, that
knows sign language, may also refuse to hire the deaf.
    Yet, there are bosses that are not Coda or ASL signers
but are happy to hire the deaf.
    Why? Good question!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)
Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
more information:
to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
INTERPRETERS AT DOCTOR’S OFFICES
    More and more doctors agree that interpreters are
important with deaf patients during medical
appointments.
    The big issue is – who pays for interpreters?
Doctors do not want to pay for interpreters. Insurance
companies do not want to pay for interpreters.
    This is the big issue today.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
There is an event coming up soon, but transportation
is limited.
Living in the rural state of Vermont, choices for
transportation are few.
Most of the buses are for work related commutes.
The train schedule is odd and only arrives once a
day each way.
This means I will have only 4 hours to attend the
event out of 12 hours!
I feel that friends avoid providing transportation
out of fear of then having responsibility to be a SSP.
This is a hardship, stressful and emotional.
I only wish a federal level SSP program was up and running!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 25 February 2018

DeafDigest Blue – February 25, 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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— hating captioning devices
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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:
An optometrist has refused to provide an interpreter
for a deaf customer that needed help his vision.
This incident hit the newspapers. It took place in
Great Britain, which has no ADA.
Danny Aaluk, who is deaf, is the #1 artist/illustrator
in Nunavut, located in Canada’s newest and largest and
northernmost territory. With a population of just
30,000 people, everyone, including businesses, depend
on to do art work for them.
The Justice Department reached settlement with Atlantis
Events Inc, a cruise ship that had discriminated
against deaf vacationers.
Joseph N. Bartlett Jr, Upper Merion Township, PA,
not deaf, passed away. He was a chemist before becoming
a high school chemistry teacher. His obit said that he
had a deaf student in his class. Wanting to work with
the deaf student, he and the interpreter spent a lot of
time inventing signs for words in chemistry.
The South African parliament scolded TV producers
for not casting the deaf and the disabled in their
programs.
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Gallaudet athletic director job posting
if you are interested, go to:
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone!
CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a
caller says over the phone, letting you read everything
that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone
Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly
fees or contracts required.
For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY
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!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
THE THREE SISTERS
    Three sisters in a family were close to each other
in age. One was born deaf; the second one was born
hard of hearing; the third one was born hearing.
    The deaf sister went to a residential school.
The hard of hearing sister went to a mainstreamed
program.
    Years later these sisters reached into 30’s in
age. The hard of hearing sister lost her hearing and
became deaf. The hearing sister also lost her hearing
and has become deaf.
    Genetics playing a funny game with these three
sisters? Hard to say. The father fought in the Vietnam
War where Agent Orange was used. He says it changed
his genes, thus causing deafness in his three
daughters. He is very bitter about it.
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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)
Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
more information:
to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A DEAF BANQUET IN YEAR 1943
    In 1943, a deaf organization hosted a banquet for
its members at a hotel conference room.
    The hotel staff removed the carpeting for the banquet.
Why was the carpeting removed?
    Because the hotel people knew that deaf people liked
to feel the vibrations with the music. With carpet,
vibrations are impossible.
    Hotels won’t do it any more today!
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Lip reading tale
Two words – punish and banish can be confused with
each other while lipreading.
And even worse, both words almost mean the same as
each other
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Why are there going to be some mistakes in realtime captioning?
Some people do not understand that realtime captioning is actually being
done “live” as an event is taking place. The captions are displayed
immediately, and there is no time to proofread or correct an error.
Imagine if you were typing along on a keyboard as fast as you could type.
Even if you are an excellent typist, there will be some mistakes. Although
captioners do not use QWERTY keyboards, they may be writing on their steno
machine keyboards at top speeds for extended periods of time.
It is important that caption viewers learn how to distinguish between good
captioning and poor captioning. Even though there will always be some
mistakes in realtime captioning, caption viewers should not have to settle
for poor captioning. We must learn what an acceptable amount of errors
would be.
An occasional error in realtime captioning would be acceptable. When there
are many, many errors to the point that possibly you cannot even follow
what is going on, it is time to think about complaining to the television
station or programming distributor.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Word got around earlier in the week that
Shelley Beattie passed away at the age of 40,
cause of death not known.
    In her short life, she accomplished the
following:
– nationally ranked female body builder
– professional participant in the early Gladiator
TV series (known as Siren)
– member of the all-female crew that competed in
the America’s Cup preliminaries
– winning several strongfemale athletic contests
    After she stepped down from competition, she
became a spokesperson for a vitamin supplements
manufacturer. And then she stepped out of public
spotlight.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The Federal Office of Personnel Management has announced
a new set of regulations that would make hiring of the
deaf and the disabled much easier and much simpler.
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DeafDigest – 23 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 23, 2018

— a vow to honor deaf brother

Rapper Jeffrey Williams has a deaf brother.
To honor his deaf brother, the rapper said
he will not rap new songs for one year. He
made this comment:

I want to act deaf for a year

He will resume rapping in 2019.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/honoring-deaf-brother/

 

— hating movie captioning devices

Why do deaf people hate movie captioning devices?
A web posting mentioned the following reasons –
some devices cannot be electrically charged;
some devices cannot link to the movie;
certain words are removed from the captions;
movie houses do not refund if captioning
devices break down.

 

— shame in India; expensive diamonds, cheap deaf labor

Diamonds are expensive. Rajiv Gems Park, a diamond
mining company in India, hires many deaf employees.
They are hired because of cheap labor, thinking
the deaf cannot fight back. Well, the India
Enforcement Directorate is investigating the
way the company cheats the deaf workers.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update – Gallaudet athletic director position
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

02/18/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 22, 2018

— a deaf police officer in front page news

Meghan Agosta is a police officer with the
Vancouver (Canada) Police Department. She
is deaf but functions as a hearing person.
DeafDigest does not know if she uses ASL.
She was in today’s front page news – as a
member of the Canadian women’s hockey team
that lost 3-2 to USA. She scored a goal
but missed on an overtime shootout shot
which immediately gave USA the gold medal.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/police-officer-with-hockey-stick-and-gloves/

 

— comment by owners of pizza restaurant

Mozarella, a pizzeria in San Francisco, is
deaf-owned by husband and wife team. Melody
Stein made this comment in an interview:

We do not believe we have hearing difficulties. We
embrace our deafness. The biggest obstacles would
be how we are perceived by others.

Most of the patrons are not deaf, by the way.

 

— serious problems with passenger Uber app

Deaf passengers wanting an Uber ride face problems.
These Uber drivers would make app calls to confirm
the pick up reservations. Deaf passengers may
not be aware of these calls. As a result, the
pick up is cancelled as the Uber drivers look for
other (hearing) pick ups! Not every deaf Uber
passenger has this problem, but it happens
from time to time!

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

02/18/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 21, 2018

 

— angry Nyle Dimarco walks out of an event

An angry Nyle Dimarco walked out of the screening of
Black Panther. Reason was captions. Yes, it was captioned
but only with an uncomfortable captioning device.
He is now pushing hard for open captions. A picture
of angry and scowling DiMarco is at:

http://deafdigest.com/angry-dimarco/

 

— worst USA president and the deaf

The Washington Post today ran an article that said:

The 10 worst presidents

There is a deaf connection to that story. Right after the
Civil War, Andrew Johnson was the president. William M.
Stewart, the senator from Nevada, helped a deaf man get
a job with the US Patents Office. The deaf man was praised
for his great work but was not promoted. The senator went
to the Cabinet secretary’s office to appeal for promotion.
Johnson happened to be in the office. After listening to
Stewart, Johnson made an anti-deaf comment. Stewart never
forgave Johnson. And during Johnson’s impeachment hearing,
Stewart voted for impeachment. Johnson survived by just
one vote!

 

— hearing ear horse

A hearing ear horse for the deaf? Actually a miniature
horse, but an advocate said that while it is suitable
for the blind, it is not suitable for the deaf!
So, for the deaf that need assistance, hearing ear dog
is it.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

02/18/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 20 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 20, 2018

— cannot hear the bullhorn

There was a long line outside of the employment
hiring office. Two deaf jobseekers joined the long
line, which was moving very slowly. Suddenly
there was an announcement through a bullhorn.
These two deaf people could not hear the bullhorn
and could not understand what was being said.
Very sad! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bullhorn-is-not-captioned/

 

— a big irony with clinics

Specsavers is a chain in Great Britain that
provides services with eyeglasses and with
hearing aids. There was a story of a local
Specsavers clinic that refused to provide
interpreter for a deaf person that needed
help with his vision exams. Yet the next
day another Specsavers clinic (in another
British city) was praised for offering
hearing aid services for the deaf.
Left hand not knowing what the right
hand is doing?

 

— House passes a scary ADA bill

The House passed a bill that would give
six months to fix their ADA violations,
instead of immediately fixing these up.
Scary because six months is too long
and people tend to forget what happened
in the past. It is not a law yet –
the Senate has to pass it and the
President has to sign it into law.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— captions, turning it on
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/18/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 19 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 19, 2018

 

— deaf brewer in Glasgow

David Lannigan, who is deaf, is the head brewer
of a beer pub in Glasgow, Scotland. Because of
his deafness, he has made it a point to make
his pub fully accessible, not just for the
deaf but for people of all disabilities.
His pub is located above an old abandoned
railroad tracks!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/pub-above-railroad-tracks/

 

— deaf customer service person embarrasses a hearing customer

A deaf person, working in customer service communicates via
email with hearing customers. He got email from a hearing
customer who thought the customer service person just became
deaf. The response was this:

I was born deaf

The hearing customer was very embarrassed.

 

— subtitles/closed captions confusion

Deaf people can follow movies that are either subtitled
or closed captioned. Both the same thing? No. Example –
if a scene shows cell phone ringing, subtitles won’t
say the phone is ringing; captions will show it is
ringing. Captions better than subtitles? Not really.
Captions basically show English and Spanish. Subtitles
show many different languages; one has to click on
English as the language preference.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf person on the stock market trading floor
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/18/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 19 February 2018

DeafDigest Gold – February 18, 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

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

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Employment ads web site is at:
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Old Fogey

Cut in Deaf Services

http://deafdigest.com/comics/cut-in-deaf-services/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/jobdecision/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/matlinyoutube/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/banks/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-without-printed-copy/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
decision by deaf dog walker
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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list of upcoming Deaf National Events

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

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/nfl-player-on-a-card/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The House of Representatives will be voting on
ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. Already
the deaf community leaders are scared, unsure
of the direction of the vote.

University of Arizona is planning to add a new
program in Education of the Deaf.

A representative of Deaf Zimbabwe Trust told
the parliamentary group that many medical
facilities have no interpreters to communicate
with deaf patients. As a result, the deaf have
no access to medicine that would make them feel better.

The India Lahore High Court ordered the
Chief Traffic Officer to give a deaf person
his driving license, after originally denying
him this privilege because of deafness.

Deaf activists in Brazil are saying that
deaf people need TV interpreters not
TV captions – because many deaf people
do not understand these captions.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SOME BANKS ARE AFRAID OF THE DEAF
This is a true story; a deaf person went to a bank
and gave the teller a note.
The teller got scared and pressed the “bank robbery”
button to alert the police.
The police came to the bank, looking for the bank
robber. The teller pointed to the deaf person.
It was realized that the deaf person was not a
bank robber but wanted to ask the teller a question
about a banking matter.
Many bank robbers pass notes to the tellers
demanding money. Not that deaf person!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/banks/

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A SPEECH WITHOUT A PRINTED COPY
In 1966, there was a surprise visitor that came to
the Gallaudet University graduation ceremony.
The surprise visitor was president Lyndon B.
Johnson. No one knew about the visit – not even
the Gallaudet president or the White House.
Johnson arrived at the graduation and immediately
went on the stage to give a speech. After the speech
he left Gallaudet.
Where is the printed copy of his speech? The
Johnson Library archives does not have it. The
Gallaudet archives does not have it.
A big mystery!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-without-printed-copy/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I have been going to the gym for a month now with my SSP

I explored each machine to figure out which machines I wanted to use on a
regular basis.

One of the machine called an elliptical promised it would help your thighs
get “hard”!

With your feet you slide back and forth and the handles to go back and
forth.

Now since I cannot see the information or button to set it harder for me to
work out.

The SSP had to put her head in front of me to adjust the settings of the
machine.

When I tested, the handle bar hit her head a couple of times!

Now, she will need a helmet to workout with me!

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Kenya Society for the Deaf has told police
officers to arrest parents who refuse to send
their deaf children to deaf schools.

A new bill is in the works in South Dakota
to create an advisory board under Department
of Education to help place deaf students
at mainstreamed programs across the state.

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, not deaf, was named by
Microsoft as the Chief Diversity Officer.
In her long career, she has worked with the
deaf in different capacities.

Garden of Stones is a tourist attraction in
Iran. It was created by Darvish Khan Esfandiyarpour
beginning in 1961 and continuously built over
the years. He owned the land and was able
to do what he wanted to do with it. He is deaf.

The Ireland’s Got Talent TV program will feature
Irish Sign Language choir. Two of the three
family siblings are deaf and the third one,
not deaf, is fluent.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

KICKED OUT OF A RESTAURANT
This is a true story. A deaf woman, who is oral, entered an
ethnic restaurant in a small town.
She walked to the counter to order food. There was a communication
problem. The restaurant owner, an immigrant from Asia, could not
understand the speech spoken by the oral woman. And also, the oral
woman could not read the lips of the immigrant woman.
As a result, the immigrant woman ordered the oral deaf woman
out of the restaurant !
DeafDigest wonders why the oral woman would not point to the
menu to order the food she wanted?

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:

Meet Our Team

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF ATTORNEYS BEFORE ADA AND AFTER ADA
Before we had ADA, we had few deaf attorneys.
But after the ADA was passed we have many deaf
attorneys.
Why? Because law schools, before ADA, refused
to provide interpreters. After the ADA was passed,
these law schools had to provide interpreters!
This is why many young deaf attorneys thank
ADA.

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

A hearing person was having a conversation with
a deaf person

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
Cadillac

The hearing person actually said:
Cat likes it

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As the 2018 National Court Reporting and Captioning Week comes to a close,
we can look back and celebrate memorable moments from across the country.
This awareness week took place February 10-17, 2018.
Court reporters have had, and do have, a large impact on capturing history
for posterity. Captioners do wonderful work to help better the lives for
millions of Americans who are deaf and hard of hearing by providing
captioning in real time for live sporting and theater events, church
services, movie houses, and many other venues.
Included below are some fun and interesting facts about the court
reporting profession. We invite you to visit DiscoverSteno.org and
CaptioningMatters.org for more information.

— Capturing the record of important proceedings dates back to the
fourth century B.C.

— The ampersand (&) is one of the earliest forms of shorthand.

— There are official court reporters who are employees of the
court, freelance court reporters, broadcast captioners, and CART
captioners (Communications Access Realtime Translation—often employed in
classroom settings to assist students who are deaf and hard of hearing).

— In an emergency, broadcast captioners can provide vital
information to 48 million Americans who are deaf and hard of hearing

— Court reporters and captioners use cutting-edge technology to
bring the spoken word accurately to text in real time.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The crackdown on workers brought in from
other nations has impacted on Circus Chimera.
For past several years this circus has employed
a group of deaf men from Mexico, all entering the
USA on work visas.
Not any more. Instead of being productive
North Americans, they are sitting home in
Mexico.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In Hawaii, deaf people are up in arms over proposed
cuts in living assistance and with interpreter
referral service.

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DeafDigest – 16 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 16, 2018

— comment about deafness by Maine Highway Safety Director

Lauren Stewart, the Maine Highway Safety Director, said:

Hearing impaired people are able to obtain a driver’s license,
obviously we think they are able to drive. Those people might
not be able to hear emergency vehicle

Is she implying that deaf people should not drive?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-driver/

 

— captions during Broadway plays

It was learned that almost 20 Broadway theaters, in
Manhattan, are able to give deaf theatrical-lovers
play captions on their smartphones. Just a concern –
if the deaf person is busy watching the smartphone
captions, he may miss something exciting on the stage!

 

— full-time factory interpreter

A deaf employee in the Sikorsky Aircraft factory
in Connecticut wanted a full time interpreter. The
company said no. He filed a lawsuit. The judge is
thinking it over because the deaf employee does
not require an interpeter while he is on the job,
just for daily 10-minute staff meetings and for
occassional workshops and training sessions.
The company offered alternative solutions
such as texts, captions, note pads and
the deaf man said no.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

02/11/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 15 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 15, 2018

 

— job safety issue – a big irony

A deaf man was not able to get a factory job.
Employers said it was a safety issue; that he must
hear to avoid danger. He finally found a job at
a health and safety services company, which tests
electrical appliances and machine instruments to
ensure compliance with safety standards! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-safety-issues-irony/

 

— discrimination lawsuit – Federal court or state agency?

A deaf man faced discriminationa at a personal loan
agency. They refused to give him an interpreter.
He had two choices – go to a Federal court or go to
a state agency. He decided to go to a state agency
and he won! It only took him just 47 days to get
the win. With a federal court, it would take him much
longer than 47 days! He said that ADA laws are not
that always better than state regulations.

 

— a hearing boss encouraging a deaf employee to visit deaf club

Years way back , a deaf woman was employed
in a clothing factory. Her boss needed more employees,
and encouraged her to socialize and make new friends
at a nearby deaf club. She was able to spread the word
that a factory needed deaf employees. That was how
her new friends got jobs. And there was a bonus
for her – finding a husband for herself!

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— professor, honest or insulting
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/11/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 14 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 14, 2018

— must bring own interpreter

In Brazil, deaf people arrested by the police
have no access to interpreters. They must
bring their own interpreter! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/finger-spelling/

 

 

 

— good reason to become Uber driver

A deaf woman witnessed a drunken driving accident.
She then decided to become an Uber driver for
one reason – to take drunk drivers off the
road and to bring them home safely. She admits
that it is difficult to communicate with hearing
passengers while she is driving.

 

 

 

— long forgotten deaf scene in a early 1980’s TV sitcom

Famous actor Tom Hanks performed in an early 1980’s
TV sitcom – Bosom Buddies. There was a scene where
his buddy mocked a deaf girl in high school when
she asked him to go to the prom with her. The
deaf girl, growing up as a woman, completely forgot
all about the snub. But the buddy (not Tom Hanks)
never forgave himself for mocking her – years ago.
DeafDigest assumes the deaf woman was played by a
fake-deaf actress.

 

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— lipreader, not belonging and isolated
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/11/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 13 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 13, 2018

 

— angry Ozzy Osbourne attacks the deaf

Ozzy Osbourne is a well known, but wild rocker.
He is also controversial. During one past concert
he saw a group of people not dancing to his
music. Angry, he turned a bucket of water on them.
He did not realize the group was deaf. Did his
anger prevent him from observing the deaf group
closely – to see that they were using sign
language to communicate with each other?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/an-angry-rocker/

 

— hiring the deaf, Microsoft’s different way

It helps that Jenny Lay-Flurrie, who is deaf, is
Microsoft’s chief accessibility officer. Instead of
just interviewing a deaf applicant just for a few
minutes, without knowing more in depth about
that person, Microsoft works differently. This
company will study and review the deaf applicant
for several weeks before deciding to hire or
not to hire. It always happens that in a short
interview the hearing person is hired – and
the company regrets the hire for years to come!

 

— deaf getting involved in music

Sean Forbes is well known in the Deaf Community
as the Deaf Rocker. How did he get involved
with music, which is not an easy skill for the
deaf to learn and to master? Simple – he grew
up in a musical family, learned all he needed
to know about music from his musician parents!

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— jobs, hard to get
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/11/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 12 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 12, 2018

 

– Short film; oral vs sign language

A short film, 20-minutes long, is being shown.
Title is “The Silent Child” and it features
mother versus sign language tutor. Mother
wants her deaf child to learn to speak;
tutor wants the deaf child to learn signs.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/oral-or-sign-language/

 

— ADA plus something else

ADA is not the only one that protects our captioning
rights. There is another one – The United States Access
Board re-wrote the Section 5-8 rules to require captions
on videos that go through smartphones, cameras and
computers. So, we have ADA and also Section 508.

 

— a way to defeat FCC anti-net neutrality rules

The FCC ordered the removal of net neutrality. This would mean
higher costs for deaf people that could least afford it.
It was learned that states may ignore FCC and make direct
contact with internet providers, making them promise that they
won’t slow down the internet traffic and to keep costs down.
Will it work? Some say it will; some say it won’t.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

02/11/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 11 February 2018

DeafDigest Gold – February 11, 2018

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
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Old Fogey

Smart Deafie

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This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/matlinyoutube/

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clock tower repairman
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Top stories about the deaf:

The Mystic School for the Deaf in Connecticut closed
up for good in 1980, but the buildings are still
on the campus. The buildings management group is
now listening to proposals for future development.

Interpreting students cannot be assigned to interpret
for deaf clients in welfare cases. This was what the
deaf community demanded in Great Britain – qualified
interpreters, and their request was approved by the
government.

MidAmerica Alliance For Access, an agency in Kansas
that provides independent living skills for the deaf,
has closed up.

The National Theatre of the Deaf will be seeking
a new Executive Director. The current Executive Director
Betty Beekman is making February 16, 2018 her
last day on the job, ending a 35-year association
with the theatrical group.

The Kansas State Board of Education agreed to have two
different superintendents, one each for Kansas State
School for the Deaf and Kansas School for the Blind,
instead of one person overseeing both schools.

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visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

LOOKING FOR A JOB – IMPORTANT DECISION
Deaf people that look for jobs have to make an
important decision. What is the important decision?

– to tell the employer that you are deaf
– don’t tell the employer that you are deaf

If you tell the employer that you are deaf,
the employer may either find an interpreter
for you or to use notebook and pen to communicate.
Or the employer may decide not to invite you
for the interview. This is the big risk.

Which is the best decision? You decide !

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/jobdecision-2/

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

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:

Meet Our Team

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

Contact

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

MARLEE MATLIN IN “MY DEAF FAMILY”
Marlee Matlin wanted “My Deaf Family” to be on
a reality TV show. All TV producers turned her down.
As a result, she is producing this show on Youtube.
Why did the TV producers turn it down?
The TV producers were afraid that hearing people
would not like captions and too much signing.
DeafDigest is surprised – because Marlee is a powerful
and well known person in Hollywood and many TV producers
listen to her. It is just that a deaf reality show
was very different from hearing reality shows, and
the TV producers were scared of it.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/matlinyoutube/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

DeafBlind Retreats or Camps are very popular in the DeafBlind community.

Every year we get email announcements of their dates on or around
February.

It is great to meet other DeafBlind at the retreats/camps and to support
each other.

One of the important needs for our retreats and camps are volunteers.

We need SSPs and interpreters who are willing to work for a week.

Most retreats and camps provide meals and lodging at no cost to
volunteers.

One helpful suggestion is to contact your college to get some credit
for gaining experience working with DeafBlind people.

I hope to see some of you there!

Thank you for all you do.

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Michele Handley is the new director of the
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf.
She will start work in a month and recently
had a greet-meet with the school via video.

The Newfoundland School for the Deaf no
longer exists. But while the school existed
there was a staff member whose role was to
follow up on students that graduated and
moved on. This was the story in a newspaper.

The National Archives is now trying to accommodate deaf people that want to do
research into historical material.

In an effort to steer deaf teenagers towards
the law-abiding path, a group of deaf students
in Kansas visited a local prison to get an
idea of what life is like behind the bars!
That prison, incidentally, has had deaf
inmates in the past.

The American Society For Deaf Children has
appointed Rachel Coleman as the new Executive
Director.

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DISAPPOINTED IN A DEAF COMMUNITY
A deaf leader retired from his job in one city and moved
to a new city. He made new friends with the deaf people
in the new city.
This leader was very disappointed. He thought the deaf
people would fight for important needs – interpreters,
employment, education of the deaf, better social
services, etc.
The deaf people were only interested in one thing –
better captions at movie houses and did not care about
other important needs!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

VIBRATIONS AND THE DEAF
Evelyn Glennie is deaf and is the world’s best
musical percussionist.
Her trick is to take off her shoes while
performing on the stage.
She feels the vibrations much better without
her shoes!

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Lip reading tale

a bar hired a deaf bartender who depended on lipreading

The deaf bartender thought the hearing patron said:
Please pour me some jerry

The hearing patron actually said:
Please pour me some sherry

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers, has designated February 10-17 as the 2018 National Court Reporting & Captioning Week. The week-long event will highlight the many aspects of court reporting and captioning that make it a viable profession, including good salaries, flexibility, interesting venues, and the increasing demand for more reporters and captioners to meet the growing number of employment opportunities available in the field.

Court reporters, captioners, and court reporting schools around the country will also participate by hosting an array of activities, including visits to high schools to showcase the profession, Veterans History Project interviews, media outreach, and more. Professionals in the field will use these opportunities to demonstrate how the stenographic machine works to capture the spoken word and translate it into written text in real time. NCRA members will also share their stories with the public about how they became involved in the profession, the interesting events they have reported on, and why their career choice has proven to be one of the best decisions they’ve made.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Pepsi Super Bowl or the Pepsi Super
Bowl Hypocrisy? It is your choice.
The Pepsi ran a deaf-related commercial,
but many deaf people missed it because it
aired earlier in the day.
Yes, Pepsi captioned the game itself,
but would not caption their very own
commercials!
If we all switched to Coca Cola, then
would they do better than Pepsi next
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Unequal treatment between deaf sign language patients
and hard of hearing patients in hospitals in Wales
was a big issue that was aired on a recent TV expose.

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DeafDigest – 09 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 9, 2018

 

— an almost Section 8 eviction against deaf

In Texas, a deaf man was almost evicted from his
Section 8 housing. When he got an apartment,
he asked for an interpreter but was not given one.
To make a long story short, he moved in but no one
bothered to explain to him what he needed to do
(understand the rules, pay monthly rent and to
sign papers, etc). Just as when he was about to
be evicted, he sought professional help and
was saved! A picture is at:   

http://35.182.75.222/section-8-and-deaf/

 

— UCLA cuts funds for deaf students

UCLA has about 50 deaf students; they are
supposed to be getting accommodations.
But according to a campus newspaper
posting, these funds are being cut.
There are always options – Gallaudet
or NTID or even “next door” CSUN!

 

— a big mystery; meeting deaf for the first time

Always a big mystery. There are few hearing people
that met a deaf person for the first time but are
comfortable using gestures and passing notes
back and forth with them. Many other hearing
people “freeze up” and become uncomfortable.
Why? Good question!

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf manager of banking branch office
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/04/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 08 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 8, 2018

— lip sync or fake lipreading

Is it a joke? There is a “Lip Sync” event at one university;
proceeds from that event will support deaf programs. For
years famous singers have been accused of fake-singing
through lip synching. Is lip synching something that
deaf people could lip read? Or is lip synching really
an insult to the deaf that try to lipread real lips
not fake lips? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/lip-sync-or-lipreading/

 

— refusing to meet the Vice President

Adam Rippon, who will participate in the Winter
Olympics in figure skating, has refused to meet
privately with the Vice President. Rippon’s
reason is personal. Anyway, Rippon was born
deaf – the newspaper stories say that his
deafness was corrected at the age of one.
Is it saying that he wears a CI, which makes
him deaf upon taking it off?

 

— deaf mayor has experience

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that Amanda Folendorf,
who is deaf, was elected mayor of Angels Camp, a
small town in Northern part of California. Even though
council members are at least 20 years older than her,
it does not mean she has no experience. Before
becoming a mayor, she served on the council for three
years, including one year as a vice mayor. Already
town people “booed” her because of her support for
regulation of recreational marijuana sales. They
wanted her to be recalled (which is the same thing
as being fired). At least they are not booing her
for her deafness but because she disagreed with
them!

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf successes despite no ADA
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/04/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 07 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 7, 2018

 

— the deaf and the fast food touch screen

Touch screens are replacing notepad and for the deaf at
fast food restaurants. But if there is a touch screen
problem, such as accidentally ordering wrong food
or accidentally touching the pay icon twice, would
the hearing manager (that may have never met a deaf
person in his life) have communication problems?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/touchscreen-dream-or-nightmare/

 

— a comment by a past mainstreamed student

A past mainstreamed student said during a newspaper
interview:

I was a very expensive student being deaf; I had
to have a lot of services

We have heard this comment in the past – that it is
expensive to be deaf

 

— weight loss program in New York

A deaf man, formerly weighing 446 pounds is now down to
274 pounds thanks to a special weight loss program
offered by a New York service agency helping the deaf.
This is the first such weight loss program for the deaf
that DeafDigest editor has read about in years!

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— legislative tricks to get deaf bills passed
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

02/04/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 06 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 6, 2018

 

 

— a strange police-deaf incident

a 911 call told the police to come to the house of a deaf
person, who threatened to be in a danger to himself.
No one told the police that the person was deaf. Even
a family member, who entered the house to try to communicate
with the deaf person, never told the police of his deafness!
Luckily the police, one way or other, eventually found out
the person was deaf – and they were able to solve this
situation with no one getting hurt!

a picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/shouting-not-knowing-person-is-deaf/

 

— a possibility with Wikipedia

The Wikipedia is an on-line people’s encyclopedia.
Anyone can go into Wikipedia and write something
about anything. There is a real worry among Wikipedia
advocates that the Wikipedia management may remove
some articles. Brought up as an example was
Alexander Graham Bell, who won a patent for inventing
the telephone – but at the same time strongly opposed
to ASL. Scientists want to keep Bell because of the
telephone; ASL people may want to remove Bell because
of his opposition to sign language.

 

— fake-deafness in Nanakuli

Nanakuli is a town in Hawaii. Years ago tourists thought
everyone in Nanakuli were deaf! They were not deaf;
they could not offer tourists food and drink as part
of the Hawaiian tradition. The area was poor and the
natives were not able to get enough food to feed the
tourists, as they wanted to save the food for their
families. As a result they pretended to be deaf
so that tourists can’t ask them for food and drink.
The name – Nanakuli is divided into two meanings;
Nana means “look” and kuli means “deaf.”

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

02/04/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 05 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 5, 2018

 

— deaf attorney wins case in front of Supreme Court justice

Two weeks ago DeafDigest mentioned that deaf attorney John
Stanton was scheduled to argue a case in front of David
Souter, a past Supreme Court justice who is retired but
continues to sit on cases in appelate court. It was
an immigration case where an illegal immigrant was
ordered deported but filed a lawsuit to block it.

Said John:
I’m the first deaf lawyer to argue a case in front of a
Supreme Court justice and win

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/supreme-court-justice-listening-to-deaf-attorney/

 

— a deaf commercial in the Super Bowl

All major corporations save their best TV ads for the
Super Bowl. And almost every year there is a deaf-related
ad. There was one – Millicent Simmonds, a deaf child
actress playing the role as a hearing family’s deaf
child in the movie – A Quiet Place, a horror film.

 

— triple Sign Language

A new play – Salonica – is being featured
at Fringe Festivals in New Zealand. This play
is unusual in that actors will be signing
out in three different sign languages – Serbian
Sign Lanaguage, British Sign Language and
New Zealand Sign Language. Not exactly
sure how it works out especially when it
comes to a fourth language – English, as
voiced by shadow hearing actors. And
why Serbian? Don’t know.

 

 

Latest deaf jobs – latest update
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— impossible deaf facts
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02/04/18 Blue and Gold editions at:
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DeafDigest – 04 February 2018

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Top stories about the deaf:

In Bhubaneswar (India) deaf individuals will be taught
how to bank their money and use the banking services.

A student leader at University of Texas gave a suggestion
in an article that to accommodate deaf students, a special
inclusive classroom setting be set up for them – meaning
interpreters and CART and audio devices.

Amy Anderson, ASL teacher at Ocean City High School
(NJ) was praised for reaching out to the community
to try to have the needs of the deaf accommodated.

There is an effort at Utah State University to make
all campus web sites accessible to the deaf.

Businesses dread the “ADA compliance demand”
letter. A consultant has been telling these
businesses to relax and instead of fighting
the Department of Justice, to follow what
the letter asks, be it interpreters or
captions.

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$1.00 PER YEAR SALARY
California governor Schwarzenneger only earns $1.00
per year salary for his job. New York mayor Michael
Bloomberg earns this same $1.00 salary, the same with
governors in Tennessee and New Jersey. And again, the
Ford CEO offered to work for $1.00 per year They are
wealthy and really don’t need the full time salary.
What about the deaf? Do we have rich deaf persons
that would work for just $1.00 per year in salary?
Answer is no!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
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8-YEAR OLD CODA HELPS DEAF MAN IN ACCIDENT
Isaac Curry is a 8-year old Coda son of a deaf mother
in Maryland.
There was an accident. A deaf man was hit by a car
and was hurt. The fire department sent an ambulance
to the accident scene, but no one from the paramedics
staff knew ASL.
Isaac saw that the paramedics were struggling to
communicate with the deaf man. He walked to the
group and immediately signed in ASL what the
paramedics were trying to ask the deaf man about
his pain.
Few weeks later Isaac was honored with the
Prince George’s County Fire Department’s
Good Samaritan award. They said he was the
youngest person ever to receive this honor!

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

Super Bowl! Many of us who are DeafBlind watch the game,

But we need assistance to enjoy the game by using Touch Signals/ProTactile.

There are so many ways you can help during the game to keep us informed.

When I watch the game alone, I use both TV and computer.

The computer provides me details of moves, downs, time, location in the
field and scores.

Also, many of us post on Facebook during the game to better understand
through discussion.

The list goes on for how we the DeafBlind can enjoy the game just like you.

Now, where are the pizza and beer????

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Okanagan Valley Association of the Deaf (British
Columbia) has filed a lawsuit against St. John Ambulance
for refusing to provide interpreters in training courses
for the deaf.

An unemployed deaf truck driver was featured on TV,
asking employers to consider hiring him. He received
plenty of tips and advice from sympathetic British
public – but so far, still no job offer despite
six months of searching.

The Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc of
St Louis reached agreement with the Northeastern University’s Center for Atypical Language Interpreting
regarding interpreting needs of the deaf. This is
interesting since Missouri and Massachusetts
is a half continent apart!

Do think twice before working with Airbnb to have
hearing guests stay at a deaf property. A deaf
camp was vandalized by these guests. It is not
known if the deaf camp personnel will take
legal action.

The Cheesecake Factory had to pay $15,000 for refusing
to provide an interpreter for a deaf employee, who
was ultimately fired for making that request!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BETTER TO ADMIT DEAFNESS THAN TO ADMIT DIABETES?
Paula Deen, hearing, is a famous hostess of her own
TV cooking shows. She just revealed to the world that
she has diabetes and that she hid it from public.
Many people are very angry at her – they think
she is a hypocrite for encouraging us to eat
“dangerous” food.
Many hearing people hide their hearing loss for
a long time – until they finally admit it. Are
people angry at them? No.
Angry at Paula? Yes. Not angry at a late-deafened
person? No.
Why? Good question!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CHANGING ATTITUDE AMONG FEW DEAF PEOPLE
In the past, many deaf people (graduates from
Gallaudet, NTID and deaf schools) were proud people –
deaf, but successful at their jobs and at life.
Times have changed. After years of accepting their
deafness, some of them no longer accept it. Some of them
tell their friends:

I am not deaf

This is strange – because they went to Gallaudet
or NTID or deaf schools. And some of them participated
at few Deaflympics!
Changing times?

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

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Lip reading tale

a deaf man and a hearing man were talking about the past
“Restaurant Impossible” TV series.

The deaf man thought hearing man said:
I liked watching Tom Berry do the restaurant repairs

The hearing man actually said:
I liked watching Tom Bury do the restaurant repairs

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When talking about the writing speed of captioners, I have been asked questions similar to these: If our captioner has more speed and is able to write faster, will that eliminate the two-second delay in captioning after a word is said? If a captioner is really fast, will we be able to see the word immediately as it is said?

Unfortunately, the speed of the captioner has very little to do with the delay most people experience in broadcast captioning. That is more a function of the technology involved in the broadcast.

When you are watching your evening news in one city, the captioner may be located across the country in another city. When the news anchor says a word, that word must travel over a phone line across the country so that the captioner can then hear the word and write it on his or her steno machine.

After the captioner writes the word, the steno machine sends the word to a computer containing software that translates that word into English. That computer then sends that translated word via modem over a phone line to the encoder back at the television station in your home city, where that encoder then merges that word with the video signal being broadcast to your TV set.

The fact that this whole process results in only a couple-second delay in seeing the words after they are said still amazes me!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Super Bowl is tomorrow. Should NTID/RIT
students, for the sake of nostalgia, root for
the New York Giants?
Why? Giants coach Tom Coughlin started his
coaching career, of all places, at RIT!
At that time in 1970, RIT started a football
team and several members on the team were NTID
students. Coughlin coached between 1971 and
1974 and compiled a 16-15-2 record.
One of Coughlin’s former deaf players said
the coach was tough but fair.
RIT no longer fields a football team,
having dropped it after the 1977 season.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

40 deaf and hard of hearing would-be truck drivers
are now allowed to drive trucks, thanks to the Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Administration waiving the
hearing tests for them! They, however, are not
home free, because they need to apply again for
exemptions in 2015. What this means is that they
must be accident-free and violations-free while
driving trucks.

note:
is the limit still at 40, or is it now unlimited?

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DeafDigest – 02 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 2, 2018

 

— many hearing people shocked deaf can drive cars

Many hearing people know the deaf can drive cars. Yet
many other hearing people are still shocked, thinking
deaf must hear in order to drive cars. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/shocked-that-deaf-can-drive/

 

— clients worry about price, not deaf contractors

Do hearing clients worry if deaf contractors come over
to do work for them? Said one deaf contractor:

When you give someone a good job at good price,
they don’t care about your deafness

 

— a clothing store mocks the deaf and gets away with it

In Great Britain, a clothing store mocked a deaf shopper.
She was upset and contacted the manufacturer. Much to
her anger and disappointment, the manufacturer supported
the store. Not sure why it happened!

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 01 February 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 1, 2018

 

— anti-deaf not a crime in Indiana

Anyone hating the deaf will not be charged
with a crime in Indiana. The legislators
decided not to make it a hate-crime.

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

 

— three years for a picture

Sad to say there have been stories of abandoned
and lost deaf youngsters that cross borders between
India and Pakistan. The latest one involved a lost
deaf teenger from India that crossed walked into
Pakistan and was caught. It only takes a few
seconds to take a digital picture and have it
distributed. Yet for these officials in
Pakistan, it took them three years for a
picture! Apathy? Yes.

 

— disability and disabled in Hollywood

An advocate said that the Oscar voters love
movies about the disability, but not about
the disabled actors! Yes, Marlee Matlin was
an exception.

 

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

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

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

 

 

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