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Posts published in March 2018

DeafDigest – 30 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 30, 2018

 

— priority treatments in the emergency room

When patients come to the emergency room,
treatments are not given on first come, first
served basis. It is based on priority of
treatments. Those close to death will get the
top priority. Those that need just routine
treatment get lowest priority. It is
doctors and nurses that decide the priority
of patients. With the deaf patients, it is
the fear that if they demand interpreters
and no VRI communications, they may be
placed last on the priority list. It
sometimes takes hours for an interpreter
to show up even if the deaf patient may
be dying! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/emergency-room-priority/

 

— meeting adjourned for reasons of being hard of hearing

Something strange is going on in one South African
city. The city council members were arguing with
each other. The angry council leader said:

For those who are hard of hearing, the speaker may
adjourn the meeting

The meeting was adjourned after that comment.
The meeting re-started 20 minutes later but
it fell apart again. Not sure if the leader
meant that council members were too deaf to
be able to reason – or if he was making
a comment that made no sense?

 

— TV with captions or with no captions

A closed captioning advocate made this remark:

Blocked captions equals no TV picture

Trying to figure it out. Placement of
captions are always tricky. Captions at the
bottom would block streaming. Captions
in the middle would block full screen
picture. Captions on the top would
block scores and time remaining of
athletic events.

 

 

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

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

03/25/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 29, 2018

 

— using mime to teach the public on road safety

A group of 10 deaf men used mime to teach the public
on road safety (wearing helmets, stopping at
red light signals, no texting while driving,
no drunk driving, obeying road rules, etc).
It took place in five locations in Coimbatore,
a major metropolitian city in India of over
2 million people. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/road-safety-taught-in-mime/

 

— crisis among Big 8 deaf agencies in California

California is unique in that Big 8 agencies serve
the deaf in the metro and rural areas in
the state. The state, for the most part,
fund the agencies’ operations. The state
is proposing a budget cut, and if this
happens, it may cause a number of services
to be either reduced or abolished. A
meeting with members of the state assembly
is taking place on April 11th.

 

— representing the deaf at a White House event

The White House Egg Roll is taking place on
Monday. One of the eggs ia a Deaf Egg,
designed by Benny Shirley, a student at
the Kentucky School for the Deaf.

 

 

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

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

03/25/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 28, 2018

 

— small town hires deaf woman as police officer

Erica Trevino, who is deaf, was hired as police
officer in Dalhart, a small Texas town of some
8,000 people. She told an interviewer that she
is ASL-fluent. How qualified is she? She graduated
third in her class at the Police Academy.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-female-police-officer/

 

— deaf walkers and joggers at disadvantage

Do deaf people have to hear to walk on the
sidewalk or to do street jogging? No,
but a deaf walker complained that there is
no way to tell others of their deafness.
Very often there are cyclists that whiz
by them, missing them by inches. The
cyclists probably yelled at them to look
out. Should deaf people wear colored vssts
with the words “I am deaf” on the back?
No, because it may be an invitation to
robbery or mugging.

 

— deaf person as sound engineer

A sound engineer works in studieos to
make good music, speech and sounds.
A job for a deaf person? Yes, according
to a movie titled “Rangasthalam”
produced in India. Unfortunately for
the deaf in the movie audience, this
role is being played by a fake-deaf
actor.

 

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

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

03/25/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

Are you at Doctor’s office and need an interpreter

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DeafDigest – 27 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 27, 2018

 

— Deaf as the Super Deaf Hero

Deaf people are in the media (TV, movies, newspapers,
web postings, etc). Great? No, according to an angry
activist that said stories about the deaf and of
deafness are inaccurate! He claims that deaf people
are made to look like “Super Deaf Hero” while in
real life they lead regular and productive lives!
In other words, being deaf is no big deal; they
function the same as the hearing. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/super-deaf-hero/

 

— app to purchase rapid transit and bus tickets

A big city deaf passenger said:
using the app to buy bus tickets has made it
much easier for me

Yes, it means no communication hassles with the
ticket-buying windows at bus terminals.

Yet, if there is a glitch with the app, and
if the bus driver would not allow the deaf person
to get on – then the hassle continues!

 

— surprising fact about sign language at Martha’s Vineyard

Deaf historians pretty much know about sign language (not
ASL) that were used by deaf and hearing residents of
Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. This use of
sign language faded away when fewer deaf people
lived in the colony (during the 1950’s). What
is surprising is the discovery – that hearing people
used sign language at home – even though they had no
deaf relatives at all!

 

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

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

03/25/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 26, 2018

— arrested for probably being ashamed of a deaf daughter

Jerimahah Cory Martin, not deaf, was arrested on charges
of child deprivation and neglect in South Carolina. What
did he do? He would not allow his 8-year old deaf daughter
to wear her hearing aid! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/ashamed-of-child-being-deaf/

 

— no way the director said he would cast a fake-deaf actress

John Krasinski, who was producing a movie – A Quiet
Place, said in an interview that it was no way he would
cast a fake-deaf actress. How many producers would
say the same thing? Sad to say, not too many!

 

— suddenly remembering sign language

A deaf man became violent after getting drunk,
threatening a crowd of hearing people with a
weapon. A police officer came over, realized
the drunk man was deaf. She learned sign language
years ago but had not used it since then. Quickly
remembering the signs she learned, she came
to the deaf man, signing to him, asking him
to just calm down, leave the scene and just
go home. He did, and no one got hurt.
How many police officers would quickly
remember the signs that were not used for
a long time?

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— big mistake to bully a deaf child
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/25/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 March 2018

DeafDigest Gold – March 25, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
Deaf women of Jamaica have been taking self-defense
classes to protect themselves in case of violent
attacks.
The police in Maine have a list of ASL interpreters
that are available to help communications with the
deaf on scene of arrests. While the police is not
required to learn ASL, they are required to undergo
cultural diversity training sessions.
The Arizona Storytellers Project has been a group of
hearing people that love to tell stories (and tales).
For the first time, it is now accessible to the
deaf that love stories and tales – as it will be
open captioned. In the past, it wasn’t.
A request has been made of the administration of
the University of Mary Washington to accept
ASL as a foreign language credit. The university
is thinking about it.
The campus of the West Virginia School for the
Deaf and Blind is undergoing renovations and the
group doing the work is rather unusual – the
military troops!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF STRANGERS MAKING NEW FRIENDS WITH EACH OTHER
    What is the best way for deaf strangers to make
friends with each other?
    At deaf clubs? At deaf churches? Through friends’
introductions? At deaf picnics? At deaf parties?
    Yes – but one more thing – at hearing parties !
Why hearing parties?
    Because two lonesome deaf strangers will come
to each other for conversation and company
and then make friends!
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
TO KNOW NOTHING
    Who is Dummy Hoy? A famous baseball player.
Who is Beethoven? A famous musical composer.
Who is Thomas Edison? A famous inventor.
    We have many other famous deaf people.
Is this an old story to us?
    No, because many hearing people and also
many deaf people never heard of these famous
deaf people !
    This is a shame.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Seeking rides to attend deaf events requires planning ahead.
I made an arrangement with an individual so that I could
attend a deaf event.
Of course I planned to pay gas expenses.
My ride was cancelled due to the individual overbooking!
I needed to scramble to find a ride again!
I used Facebook and personal contacts to find ride.
Sad to say I did not have any luck and am not going.
Plan B for me is snowshoeing
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 26 March 2018

DeafDigest Blue – March 25, 2018
Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
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Top stories about the deaf:
Specsavers, an eyeglasses chain in Scotland, have
been encouraging staff members to learn sign
language to communicate with the deaf.
Dennis Rhoneil Balan, who is deaf, has been
honored as the Photographer of the Week by a
newspaper in the Philippines.
In Kennebec, Maine, the local school district
is scrambling, in face of budgetary cuts
to find money to accommodate the needs of
a new student, deaf, that will enroll this
coming academic year. Two new staffers must
be hired plus purchasing special equipment.
British actress Rita Simons has a deaf daughter.
She made this interesting comment:
Once your hearing is gone, you can’t get it back
The city of Albuquerque in New Mexico is being
accused of not really following closely the
ADA regulations.
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We work together to make behavioral and physical health care more
accessible for everyone …
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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 â€
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!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF IN DANGEROUS JOBS
    Many jobs in the world are dangerous. Carelessness
on these jobs can kill these people.
    Do we have deaf people in dangerous jobs? Yes.
We have had deaf cops, deaf people in the military,
a deaf spy, a deaf movie stuntsperson, deaf firemen,
deaf professional football player, a deaf car racer,
a deaf cowboy in rodeos, etc, etc.
    If you feel we have no deaf people in dangerous
jobs, you are wrong!
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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 FUND RAISER
    Big schools and big agencies have professional
fund raisers. They go out, meet the public and
ask for money donations for their programs.
    Could a deaf person become a fund raiser, asking
hearing people for money?
    Yes. One school for the deaf hired a deaf fund raiser,
and he was successful in raising funds (over millions
of dollars).
    That deaf person could not use voice phone. How
did he raise funds?
    Many different ways – faxes, emails, text pagers,
instant messages, etc.
    The job was not easy but he succeeded.
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Lip reading tale
mature immature
a deaf employee and a hearing employee were talking
about a group of young employees in their office
The deaf employee had problems trying to lipread
the hearing employee.
The deaf employee was not sure if the hearing
employee said:
they are very immature
or
did he say:
they are very mature
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Names can lead to many word boundary problems for CART and broadcast
captioners. Realtime captioners write phonetically syllable by syllable on
their steno machines.
Someone might say, “Where is the bag Dad brought in from the car?”
I’m sure you can see the trouble for a captioner. That sentence may
translate as, “Where is the Baghdad brought in from the car?”
A captioner must be alert and try to anticipate when something may
translate incorrectly, but sometimes errors will be made. If someone is
speaking over 200 words a minute and the captioner is attempting to hear,
understand, and write everything that is being said, some word boundary
problems may slip through the cracks.
Because many syllables that are parts of words can also be the first or
last syllable of names, sometimes the computer will hook the syllable
together with the wrong word.
Someone could say, “We are going to add Amtrak to our list of carriers.”
A realtime captioner would need to be cautious that that didn’t
translate as, “We are going to Adam track to our list of carriers.”
Trying to anticipate these sorts of problems in advance can sometimes be a
difficult task.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Way back in the seventies and eighties
we had a number of law centers serving
the deaf, including the one at Gallaudet
University.
    And now this – the California Center
for Law and the Deaf (CalCLAD) is no
longer part of the Deaf Counseling,
Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA).
    Will CalCLAD survive as an independent
agency or fall by the wayside of other
closed law centers of the deaf?
    This not a good sign for the
deaf in need of legal assistance and
with no deaf law center to turn to.
    Yet, in a separate press release
CalCLAD announced summer fellowships
for law students interested in working
with the deaf.
    DeafDigest is not sure what to make
of these mixed messages.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The deaf people are not worth the return on the investment
as retrofitting costs is too high – that was the implication
raised by defense attorneys defending some of Big Box
retailers’ refusal to make on-line ordering sites friendly
to the deaf, as well as with the blind! Such stories were
written up in some publications
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DeafDigest – 23 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 23, 2018

 

— Ministry of Health thinks deaf cannot become doctors

India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said
that the deaf might possibly cannot become doctors.
They felt that a hearing doctor understands a hearing
patient better than a deaf doctor. Also, they felt
deaf doctors cannot write right presciptions! This
is the reason why some deaf, interested in medical
careers, are being blocked from enrolling at
medical schools in India. In USA, we have the Association
of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses, and there
is a convention taking place next year in Baltimore.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/something-for-deaf-doctors/

 

— art at public bus stops in a major city

The Central Ohio Transit Authority bus stops in Columbus, Ohio
now show pieces of art that reflect the city’s culture.
Some of the art work was done by Rose Larson. She is deaf.

 

— fireman helps the deaf in an unusual way

A deaf man walked to the Sandhills, Florida fire house
needing assistance. It was not a fire emergency or a
medical emergency. His car broke down and needed to be
towed. It was quite a lengthy voice telephone call hassle
because his insurance company had to give permission
first before the car could be towed. Many firemen would
not deal with non-fire or non-emergency issues but
one fireman did. And keep in mind if there was a fire
call, then the fireman would have to abandon the telephone
call. Fortunately it didn’t.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— oral school, remembering good old (or bad) days
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/18/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 22, 2018

— low use of Text to 911 in one state

Hawaii has had this Text to 911 network for two years.
It is not being heavily used – just an average of one
such text per day according to the Hawaii Police Department
dispatch office. Why? Maybe because it is much slower
than voice? Maybe the deaf community is not aware of
this such system! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/911-text-popular-or-unpopular/

 

— yes, there were emergency weather messages but but but

The four local news stations covering the greater Washington,
DC area showed emergency weather messages yet with a
big but! On three of these news stations, the captions
completely blocked the messages. Captions had to be turned
off in order to watch these messages. The only local
TV station that moved captions to the middle of the screen,
allowing us to watch the messages was the NBC local
affiliate! DeafDigest is not very happy about it.

 

— deaf reporter mystery in a novel

Author Will Dean is continuing with the popular
Tuva Moodyson stories. There is a mystery with that
fictional character. It says she is a deaf reporter
but in one book, she “received” an important
telephone call concerning disappearance of her
best friend. If Tuva is deaf, how was she able
to get a phone call if there was no mention of
a TDD or a flashing signaler or even an
amplifier compatible with a hearing aid. It doesn’t
even say if she wears a hearing aid or a CI at all!

 

 

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

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

03/18/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 21 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 21, 2018

 

— deaf helped astronauts yet none of them are deaf

The NASA has given big credit to a pioneering group of
11 young deaf men who went through a series of
anti-gravity tests in the early sixties. The NASA
wanted to know why the deaf, those with spinal meningitis,
were able to “survive” during these tests whereas
able-bodied men couldn’t without modifications.
How many deaf astronauts did we have over the years? None.
We have texts, videos and captions – these deaf-modfications
that could help deaf astronauts. Just food for thought.

A picture is at:
http://35.182.75.222/space-sign-language-necessary/

 

— deaf juror’s experience

A deaf person who served on jury said the big issues
are vocabulary and understanding a subject new to
them. The juror served in a trial involving financial
fraud and had to try to understand these monetary
dealings first. He said it is the same problem hearing
jurors deal with.

 

— hiring only the deaf

Peter Cipollone, not deaf, was a career educator in
Deaf Education. Now retired, he became a restoration
specialist working with a landmark building that
was in bad condition, and in need of repairs. The
repair job took almost two years. For this project
he hired 12 carpenters and home improvement people.
All of them were deaf!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— wording in PL 94-142 is a joke
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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— Human Rights Watch shows interest in interpreters’ pain issues

All sign language interpreters dread one thing – the Carpal
Tunnel syndrome. And for the first time, Human Rights Watch,
an international organization, wants to learn how interpreters
deal with pain and if they are being properly treated for it.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-interpreter-and-the-carpal-tunnel-syndrome/

 

— interpreter shows no head

An interpreter was signing on TV; but the head of the interpreter
was not shown; just the signing hands. The “headless” interpreter
was shown on British TV. The signing event was to celebrate
the Sign Language Week. Many deaf people in Great Britain
weren’t too happy about it.

 

— The Hollywood Disability Toolkit involves the deaf

The Hollywood Disability Toolkit is a new organization;
the goal is obvious – to include deaf and disabled
actors in more roles; in other words no more fake-deaf
and fake-disabled actors. One of the leaders in that
movement is Nyle DiMarco.

 

 

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

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

03/18/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 19 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 19, 2018

 

— lawsuit against “self-captioning”

More people are into “self-captioning” and this may not
be good news. The Fan-Made captioning web site lost
its appeal of copyright infringement lawsuit. This
means deaf people are not supposed to watch “illegal”
captions! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/watching-illegal-captions/

 

— hearing employer wants to help deaf but does not involve them

A big bank is being sued because its web site is not
fully accessible to the deaf – even though the bank
wanted so badly to help the deaf! In a way this is
not so surprising – the bank did not ask the deaf
for advice and tips even though the bank wanted to
help the deaf!

 

— all talk and no action

A deaf actress said:

Hollywood says they want to include the deaf but
do not focus on their acting talents and skills

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— traffic stop at night
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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DeafDigest – 18 March 2018

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Top stories about the deaf:
When a deaf person is hired (regardless of the job)
not too many employers would go out of their way
to make accommodations to make their jobs easier.
This is what a Deaf Activist said.
The Kibi School For The Deaf in Ghana has not received
funding from the government for the past three
months. School authorities are worried that if
this continues, the school would be forced to close.
Five years is a long time but it was what it took
the Florida deaf to resolve a discrimination lawsuit
against Bethesda Hospital.
In the past devices helping the deaf was just called
“deaf devices” but times have changed. It is now
called “deaf aids.”
There is a bill, awaiting signature from Florida
governor Rick Scott to have police know which
drivers are deaf (during traffic stops). When
deaf drivers renew their licences, they can
identify themselves as deaf – and it will go
into the computer. There is a catch – it is
voluntary. If a deaf driver refuses to identify
himself as deaf, then there is no way police would
know!
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FAMOUS HEARING AUTHOR OF DEAF BOOKS
    Few years ago DeafDigest editor was introduced
to a famous hearing man who wrote a few deaf books
(psychology, sociology, Deaf Culture, etc.
    He and the famous author sat down for a meal,
and both were chatting with each other.
    It was a big shock to DeafDigest editor that
the famous author knew very little about the
deaf. The material for his books was based
on heavy research, but he could not answer
simple questions about deafness in general!
    That famous author is still traveling in
USA and giving talks about deafness.
    DeafDigest editor does not want to tell
you that person’s name!
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LARRY STEWART SAYS WE DO NOT HAVE DEAF CULTURE
    Larry Stewart, a well known deaf psychologist,
died in the early 1990’s.
    Do we have Deaf Culture? Almost all of say yes,
we have Deaf Culture. Larry disagreed. He said
there is no such a thing as Deaf Culture.
    Few weeks before he died, Larry wrote a letter
to DeafDigest editor explaining why there is no
Deaf Culture, and that we are wrong about it.
    Does DeafDigest agree with Larry? No, but
Larry was a great man and many deaf people
miss him.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
We got a lot of snow up here in Vermont!
I enjoy going snowshoeing and skiing.
Nowadays, I need the assistance of a person to
guide me.
When I send out a post to ask for a snowshoe buddy,
not a single reply.
I have to rely on volunteers from a program called
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports (VASS).
I need to plan in advance and pray that the snow will
still be on the mountains!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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Top stories about the deaf:
In Kenya, a member of the parliament visited the
Garissa Special School for the Deaf and decided
on the spot to donate desks and food for nearly
160 students. He also promised to continue making
such donations to keep the school running.
Twin deaf sisters from Eritrea, now living
in London, have been performing as fashion
models and getting raves for their work.
Maisie Sly, the 6-year old deaf winner of
Oscar in The Silent Child short film
may appear in a full lentgh movie
follow up.
Seven deaf schools across the nation took part
at the 9th annual Deaf Culinary Bowl as hosted
by the California School for the Deaf at Fremont.
The Lemon Tree Hotels chain in India is no longer
calling their deaf employees as hearing impaired.
The replacement phrase is opportunity-deprived!
This is interesting inasmuch as hearing people of
India refers to the deaf as deaf-mutes. An
improvement in attitude?
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DEAF AGENCY DIRECTORS
    Almost every city has a deaf service agency. Some
deaf service agency directors are hearing; some
deaf service agency directors are deaf.
    Makes no difference if the director is hearing or
deaf.
    What surprises DeafDigest is that some directors
“know nothing” about national deaf news that are
hot. They know a lot about home town deaf news that
are hot, but not about national hot deaf news.
    It is important that all directors keep up
with national hot deaf news because it may
affect their own home town deaf programs.
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OUR DEAF LEADERS IN THE OLD DAYS
    In the old days, many deaf leaders were members of
a few national organizations. They were involved
with organization operations. This is why these national
organizations were close to each other – such as
NAD, AAAD and NFSD working closely together.
    Times have changed. NAD leaders do not know deaf
sports leaders; religious leaders do not know
NAD leaders; and so on!
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Lip reading tale
A woman came into the room just as when a deaf friend
was chatting with a hearing friend
The deaf friend thought the hearing friend said:
This is Truth
The hearing friend actually said:
This is Ruth
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
One type of error that a realtime captioner or CART provider might make
would be a mishearing error. If you are familiar with a subject matter, it
is much easier to understand what someone is saying.
What deaf people may not understand is that occasionally hearing people
mishear or do not understand something someone says, but then a few
seconds later, they realize what was actually said. Sometimes the person
may not even realize that he or she misheard or misunderstood what was
said. Unfortunately, when something like that happens with a captioner, it
is usually too late to go back and correct what was already sent to the
screen.
One area where mishearing frequently occurs is when listening to song
lyrics. Many people may continue singing incorrect song lyrics for years
because they never realize that they misheard or misunderstood them. Part
of the problem is that there may be little context for the lyrics to make
sense.
One common mishearing comes from the song “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence
Clearwater Revival. Many, many people haven’t realized that the lyrics are
“There’s a bad moon on the rise.” Instead, they continue to sing along by
singing “There’s a bathroom on the right.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    The moment Lance Allred sets foot in a
NBA game, we, the deaf, will have reached
a full cycle in major league sports.
    We have had deaf athletes in major
league baseball, the NFL and the National
Hockey League. Never in the past have we
had a deaf basketball player in the NBA.
    Lance was signed to a 10-day contract
by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Let us hope
that the Cavaliers will sign him to
play for the rest of the season once
his 10-day contract winds down.
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possibly one of Sen. Tom Harkin’s most important pieces of
legislation before he winds down his Capitol Hill career
was his introduction of the Air Carriers Access Act Amendments.
This would require airlines to turn on captions on flights.
How many times have we been bored watching in-flight movies
thanks to lack of captions! Yet – with a caution, this act
may not work with foreign-bound air trips on foreign airlines!
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DeafDigest – 16 March 2018

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— woman with TV weather news is deaf

Sarah Spivey is deaf (but functions as a hearing person).
She talks about the weather with the KSAT-TV in
San Antonio, TX. In an interview, she said:

had trouble hearing since childhood

While she functioned as a hearing person, she recently
purchased a new hearing aid. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-handling-tv-weather-news/

 

— Nyle is angry

Nyle is angry, for a good reason. Someone in
social media made a comment that doubted
Nyle’s deafness, thinking he was a hearing
person that was faking his deafness! Nyle
responded with a sarcastic comment:

so happy i don’t look deaf

 

— boxer not allowed because of deafness

It is shocking that in some nations, deaf boxers are
not allowed to box because of their deafness. It is
happening in Burma (Myanmar). Nyaung Khar Shay, a
21-year old deaf man, wanted to become a professional
boxer. The national boxing federation told him no
because of his deafness! They said he must hear
referee’s commands and must hear the bell.
These boxing officials are ignorant.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— tale of two deaf female astronomers
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/11/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 15 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 15, 2018

— agency that refused to pay interpreters’ fees

Jim Cromwell, an interpreter, is angry and in a
web posting, said that he is owed $993.00 by
an agency for his interpreting assignments.
The rate was agreed on advance but after he
completed his assignments, the agency refused
to pay him. Ahd when he followed up, the
agency “shut down” its web site! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/wont-pay-interpreter-fees/

 

— Hawking’s death and the deaf

Stephen Hawking is one of the world’s most famous
scientists. He is disabled and passed away this week.
Some people are angry that the newspapers said that
Hawking is a “wow” person that succeeded despite
his disability. DeafDigest is always angry at
many daily newspaper stories that successful
deaf are “wow” – that they “overcame” their
deafness. Do keep in mind that deaf people can
do anything except to hear. Wow? No way!

 

— Deaf Bollywood vs Deaf Hollywood

Bollywood is the same as Hollywood, except that it is
in India. Anyway, Hollywood is becomeing more and more
sensitive to the issue of these fake-deaf actors,
and they know if they cast a hearing actor in a deaf
role they will get plenty of criticism. Bollywood?
They probably just don’t care and will praise a
“perfect” hearing actor for playing a “perfect”
deaf role! The most recent example is hearing actor
Nara Rohith who was praised by the media in India
for playing a great deaf role. Keep in mind
India still calls the deaf as deaf-mutes.

 

 

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

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

03/11/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 14 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 14, 2018

 

— deaf eyes: fact or a joke

A deaf woman told a newspaper reporter that she can see
from the back of her head plus catching facial expressions
of people behind her. Fact or fiction? Was she just making
a joke with with the newspaper reporter and he took her seriously?
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/back-of-head/

 

— passing the survival training exam

A deaf man applied for a job in the offshore oil
industry. A Catch-22 situation came up. He had
to get the survival training certificate but
was not allowed to take such classes without
approval from the industry. This oil industry
would not allow deaf people to get offshore
jobs. He went to one oil company and convinced
them that even though he couldn’t hear alarms
and helicopters, team members would alert him
to these dangers. The company waived the
requirement and he was able to take the training
classes.

 

— small town dealing with cost of web updating

Alpena, Michigan is a small town of some 9,000 people.
The town board agreed to have its web site updated
to make it ADA-compliant. Cost would be nearly $5,000.
The town supervisor said:

It’s an expenditure that we’re going to have to face
no matter what

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— visual displays not always perfect
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/11/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 13 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 13, 2018

 

— giving delivery to a baby

Sian Preddy, who is deaf, is said to be Wales’ first
deaf midwife. How is she able to deliver babies if
she must hear heartbeats to make sure the birth
is doing fine? She uses a combination of a CI and
a special amplified stethoscope. She needs to convince
would-be-mothers that a deaf midwife can deliver
babies just as good as hearing midwives. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-woman-delivering-babies/

 

— a twist with the deaf in a restaurant

Yesterday’s DeafDigest featured a deaf waitress
at a restaurant in Virgnia. There is a twist
with the deaf and hearing in another restaurant.
Hearing patrons come to a restaurant in Regina,
Saskatchewan. The restuarant menu shows different
signs for differerent dishes – and the deaf waiters
encourage hearing patrons to sign out their choices
instead of pointing at the menu! This was a project
of by deaf students of Thom Collegiate’s Deaf & Hard
of Hearing program and the Deaf Crows (Native-American
tribe)

 

— a state moves bill to require open captions

In Hawaii, the state legislative body approved a
bill to require open captions at larger theaters.
If it eventually passes and if the governor
signs it, then Hawaii will become the first
state to require open captions. The idea for
the bill was started few years ago by a
legislator whose son is deaf.

 

 

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

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

03/11/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 12 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 12, 2018

— a deaf waitress in a metro area restaurant

Sierra Campbell, who is deaf, and a graduate of
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, is a
waitress at the Orexi Greek and Mediterranean
restaurant in Midlothian, VA (metro Richmond
area). The restaurant owners made changes in
the menu to allow diners to communicate their
orders by finger-pointing at ther meal
choices. To prevent surprises, when new
diners comes in, the owner explains that the
waitress is deaf and all they need to do
is to point at the menu. Regular diners
know the drill. So far it has been a success.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-waitress-taking-orders/

 

— interpreter’s comment

An interpreter made this comment:

As an interpreter, I am a guest in the lives of
deaf people. I am with them during some of their
most private moments – medical offices just as
one example. I have to keep everything confidential.

 

— United Talent Agency and the deaf

The United Talent Agency is one of the world’s
largest and most important talenet agencies
in the world. It just signed deaf actress
Shoshannah Stern to a contract. Lets’ hope this
agency will get her more important acting roles.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— interpreter broke the rule of interpreting
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DeafDigest – 11 March 2018

DeafDigest Gold – March 11, 2018

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Making Fools out of interpreter

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Top stories about the deaf:

In India, there is a push for mandatory hearing
loss screening for all newborns.

In an interview a deaf activist said:
If I was the only deaf executive in a Fortune
500 corporation, would it change the corporate
culture to be more accepting of the deaf?

Janna Luksha, who is deaf, is a personal
trainer of the deaf and hearing ASL learners
in Rochester, NY. She was featured in a newspaper story.

America Needs To Hear From More Deaf Leaders. That was the issue raised in a HuffPost article. DeafDigest says times have changed and we pretty
much do not know who our local and national
leaders. Too many reasons.

A deaf employee in an automobile factory
claimed job discrimination. The judge threw
out half of his case, saying his complaint
was vague and dubious.

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TO READ FACES
We, the deaf read faces and are sensitive to facial
expressions – anger, upset, hurt, disappointment, etc.
There is a reason for these different faces. A
magazine article said that there are 43 different
face movements, and also 10,000 different expressions.
Movements and expressions can be scary at times!

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

NTID AND RIT
Many of us know that NTID is one of 8 separate colleges
on the RIT campus in Rochester, NY.
What is the percentage of deaf students enrolled at
NTID? What is the percentage of deaf students enrolled
at RIT, with help of access services (interpreters,
notetakers and real-time captioning)?
Approximately 45 percent go to NTID. Approximately
55 percent go to RIT.

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ntid-with-rit/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Introductions to people in the room.

Trying to get all the folks names in a gathering is difficult task.

Fingerspelling is hard while tactiling.

If the individual has a sign name, that would be easier!

I once attended a party and got most of the people.

I asked my wife about a specific person I didn’t see that night.

It turn out she did finger spell her name! She caught me asking my wife!

When I went to her I felt her hand and realized that was her!

Now I need to work hard to be sure I really understand who is in the room!

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 – 11 March 2018

DeafDigest Blue – March 11, 2018

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Barry Strassler, Editor
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This week’s ASL videos in youtube
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Top stories about the deaf:

Young deaf people of Largs, a town in Scotland,
are being given money management skills in
a class. An agency serving the deaf is sponsoring
that event.

Not sure if the sales price of a deaf property is
a world record – but the building housing the
Royal Institute of Deaf and Blind Children (Great
Britain) was sold for a profit of 200 million pounds, which is nearly $278,000,000 in USA dollars. The
property was located in a prime real estate area.

Members of the Khammam District Association of the Deaf
(India) staged a rally, demanding that the government
officials hire deaf, saying there are many unfilled
jobs.

A crisis in deaf schools in Northern Ireland is
coming up. An increase in number of deaf students
is accompanied by a decrease in number of teachers
of the deaf. Many teachers are retiring and there
is an insufficent number of replacements.

The state of Maryland has awarded a grant to assist
deaf victims of abuse.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

STARTING AT THE BOTTOM
Many of us know that Hotel Hassler, in Rome,
Italy, one of the world’s best hotels, is owned
by a deaf man, Roberto Wirth.
He grew up with just one goal – to own and to
operate a great hotel. He was willing to start
at the bottom.
For a short while he attended Gallaudet
University.
At Gallaudet, he had a part time job. And it
was a great experience for him – to learn how to
cook hamburgers – at McDonald’s!
A great journey – from McDonald’s to restaurants
and hotels all over the world before owning Hotel
Hassler.
Always important to start at the bottom. It
paid off for Roberto.

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are deaf

more information:

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

Coda NOT THE SAME AS coda
What is Coda? What is coda? Same thing – children
of deaf adults? Not really.
Coda is the national Coda organization; coda is
children of deaf adults.
So, please be careful if one spells Coda and coda!

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

A deaf person thought a hearing person said:
This is the bully that pulls things up

The hearing person actually said:
This is the pully that pulls things up

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some errors that realtime captioners make are a result of mishearing what is said, but many of the errors where it may appear that the captioner misheard something are actually caused by word boundary problems when the computer software is translating the steno.

Because captioners write syllable by syllable and do not put spaces between the words, something like a “grand parade” may translate as a “grandpa raid.” The captioner may have heard it correctly, but when he or she entered the steno, the computer translated it in an incorrect way.

Someone may ask, “Did the men unite against the cause?” A captioner has to be cautious that that does not translate as “Did the menu night against the cause?” Because these two sentences are basically the same phonetically, a captioner somehow has to make the distinction between the “u” sound coming at the end of the word or at the beginning of the word.

Many captioners were not taught a way to differentiate between the two sentences above, and they must come up with their own way to do it.

Sometimes captioners realize that there is a word boundary problem only after a sentence has been written and the viewers have already seen the mistake.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Sen. John McCain is the primary Republican
candidate for the presidency.
While DeafDigest does not endorse either the
Democrat or the Republican candidate, we must
keep one thing in mind.
He stepped down from his position as trustee
on the Gallaudet board of trustees due to
unrest over the selection of Fernandes as the
Gallaudet president.
One would rationalize that if McCain was
unable to utilize his political powers of
persuasion tobring peace on the campus, then
should we question his ability to try to bring
peace on this troubled earth?
World’s problems are much worse than
campus problems.

note:
Ten years later, McCain is in ill-health.
DeafDigest wishes him recovery.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

the recent 100-percent ASL-only episode on
Switched at Birth attracted 1.6 million viewers

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DeafDigest – 09 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 9, 2018

— did not report discrimination to the company management

A deaf person had part of his lawsuit thrown out by the
judge. While the deaf person claimed the company discriminated
against him, he failed to report it to the management.
This was the reason for the lawsuit being weakened.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/not-reporting-discrimination/

 

— the size of Mozzeria

Mozzeria is a deaf-owned pizzeria in San Francisco.
It has received plenty of attention in newspapers
and magazines. Exactly how big is Mozzeria?
It employs 15 deaf people. In fact, all employees
in Mozzeria are deaf. Biggest deaf-owned company
in USA? Don’t know.

 

— what to do during traffic stop at night

If a cop stops you on a traffic stop at night, what
should the deaf driver do? If possible, stop under
a street lamp and turn on the lights inside the car.
That way, the cop can see you, and you can see the cop!

 

 

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

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

03/04/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 08 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 8, 2018

 

— captions in the clouds

Cloud captioning? This is a new technology that very
few people understand exactly what it is. The FCC
has demanded quicker captions of anthing that
shows up on TV, as well as on the web. This
was the story in today’s news. An individual who
spent his career with captions, said:

The industry had changed so much. The technology was
becoming more complicated. I did not have the energy to
fight any more with manufacturers and broadcasters on the
problems facing HDTV captioning.

As a result, he walked away and is now enjoying his
retirement years.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/captions-in-the-clouds/

 

 

— times have changed

Times have changed.

During the 1970’s, many deaf people were not aware of
their rights through Section 503 and Section 504 and
also of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

There was no ADA as this law was not passed until
1990.

Nowadays, deaf people know ADA and are aggressive
with their ADA rights.

 

— “Gallaudet” football player “getting” Super Bowl ring

A Gallaudet football player finally getting his
Super Bowl ring? No way, and this is correct.
In 2000, a movie – The Replacements – was based
on the Washington Redskins football team during
the 1987 NFL strike. The team, named in the
movie as Washington Sentinels, “had” a deaf
player from Gallaudet, named Brian Murphy.
The Replacements team won three games, and
when the strike ended, the Redskins took over
and won the Super Bowl. Today the Washington
Redskins said they would give Super Bowl rings
to these real Replacement players. What if
this Super Bowl ring fantasy became a true
story? Anyway, hearing actor David Denman
played this fake-deaf player Brian Murphy.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-football-tight-end-in-movie/

03/04/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 07 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 7, 2018

— role switched from hearing to deaf

How many TV and movie roles have been switched
from hearing to deaf? The directors of the TV
“The Magicians” series switched the role
in the episode “Six Short Stories About Magic”
because of Marlee Matlin! They felt she would
perform much better as a deaf character than
someone as a hearing character. This is
not a first. The 1994 movie “The River Wild” had
a hearing character switched to a deaf character
(the late Victor Galloway). It was because of
the need to have sign language used in one of
these action scenes. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/river-wild-scene/

 

— Baltimore restaurants accommodating or not

There was a story in a newspaper about Baltimore
restaurants working with an agency serving the deaf
and the hard of hearing on how to accommodate those
with hearing losses. DeafDigest is bothered by the
story because it hardly mentions how to serve
the profoundly deaf; it focused on serving those
with hearing losses (hearing aids and CI’s).
Deaf people point at dishes on the menu. What
if the waiter forgets his reading glasses?
What if the waiter needs to explain the side
dish options and says “never mind”? What
if there are specials that the waiter does not
bother to explain to the deaf? And other
such restaurant horror stories!

 

— the deaf and the comic book

There is a short Netflix movie – She Makes Comics.
It is about women involved with illustrations,
comic books and these comic book conventions.
What about the deaf? We have deaf illustrators
but comic book executives do not hire them.
As a result they freelance on their own and
post their illustrations on the web. There
was a deaf partnership of one deaf-theme comic
book venture years ago but did not last too long.
So, why not a new movie – Deaf Makes Comics!

 

 

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

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

03/04/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 06 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 6, 2018

— slow texting versus fast voicing

A deaf person has an emergency. Which is the fastest
way to reach the  first responders? Voice
(which is faster) or texting (which is slower)?
This is the issue a small town activist raised,
wishing for a better way to reach first responders.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/slow-texting/

 

— Democrats want to stop “free apartments”

There was a story today of House Democrats wanting
to stop members of the Congress using their
Capitol offices as their own “free” apartments.
Years ago, there was a problem with one deaf
CEO of a national deaf organization. That
CEO was using the walk-in closet of the
organization office as a “free” apartment!
The board ordered the CEO to find outside
apartment that is not free.

 

— Thirty years ago today

Thirty years ago today – the Gallaudet board
of trustees, not listening to demands by students,
selected Elisabeth Zinser, not deaf, as the
new president. Gallaudet and Deaf Culture was
never the same since then! For the record,
she only served about three days and
stepped down, failing to try to operate the
Gallaudet administration from her downtown
DC hotel room. The protesters would not allow
her to use the president’s office as her own!

 

 

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

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

03/04/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 05 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 5, 2018

— big USA Today story today

A big USA Today story today said that deaf (and disabled)
people are being hired – by employers that would normally
not hire them in past years. And that the pay is at least
$10.00 per hour for these entry level jobs. Good news,
yes – just as long as these deaf people are able to advance
with promotions instead of being stuck in lifetime dead
end jobs! A picture is at:

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

 

— police academy teaching the deaf

Many deaf people hate the police. The Springfield Citizens
Police Academy (MA) is hoping to change all that. The
academy is accepting students for a 10-week course.
They learn what police officers face and deal with
on a daily basis, even to the point of putting their
lives in danger. Several deaf students, with
interpreters have taken the class, along with the
hearing students.

 

— Oscars show the value of learning extra language

Rachel Shenton, just six years old, signed her
Oscar acceptance in British Sign Language. A
newspaper columnist said learning extra languages
has a big value. He is correct. A fact we didn’t know
is that she is from a 4-generation deaf family!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— discrimination complaints, federal agencies
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

03/04/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub changes at:
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DeafDigest – 04 March 2018

DeafDigest Gold – March 4, 2018
Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday
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Top stories about the deaf:
The Citizens Information Board, of Ireland, said
that two-thirds of deaf people are not easily
able to access information on their own rights
and needs.
Linda Lugo, a deaf teacher at the Faye Webb Elementary
School in Corpus Christi, TX, set up a class in Spanish
Sign Language for Spanish-speaking parents of deaf
children.
There is a survey taken of the deaf of Utah with the
goal of creating a natural disaster alerting system
for them.
The Journey Museum in South Dakota is featuring
the story of Nellie Willhite, the state’s first female
pilot who is deaf.
The deaf of Lebanon are demanding their rights,
just before election time is coming up. They
have always been ignored.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
ORAL TEACHER KNOWING ASL!
    Historians know that Grace Coolidge, wife of past
president Calvin Coolidge, taught at Clarke School for
the Deaf before she married him.
    We all know that Clarke School teaches the oral
method, not ASL method.
    Yet, some historians said that she used ASL
with her family at the White House because she
wanted her conversations to be secret from the
nosey people.
    Is it possible that Grace secretly used ASL
in the Clarke classrooms? She knew she would be
fired if Clarke administration found out.
    We will never know.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
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DEAF COLLEGE OR HEARING COLLEGE
    We have deaf students that attend Gallaudet,
RIT and CSUN. We also have deaf students that attend
hearing colleges everywhere.
    At Gallaudet, classes are taught in ASL. At RIT and
CSUN, interpreters are available.
    At hearing colleges, it is always a struggle. One
deaf graduate of a hearing college said it was always
a hassle.
    Worth it to attend Gallaudet, RIT and CSUN or to
attend hearing college?
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
My wife, grandson and I traveled to Florida for vacation.
We drove from VT to Hartford CT to catch our flight.
Upon going through security checkpoint, I didn’t need to strip much!
Their equipment was high tech and less hassle for us.
One surprise comment by a TSA staff; she told us I can walk through
with my white cane!
This is nice, but other airports are not the same so still lots of
confusion!
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 – 04 March 2018

DeafDigest Blue – March 4, 2018
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Oscar top moments, ignoring the deaf
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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:
The Deaf Women Association of Nigeria have demanded
a special deaf unit in hospitals.
A strike is brewing at the Marlton School for
the Deaf in Los Angeles. The union said the
Unified School District has been illegally
cutting the hours of the school aides.
There was a story of International Deaf Emergency,
an organization that helps the deaf survivors
of catastrophes (earthquakes, hurricanes,
tornadoes, etc) anywhere in the world.
Arts and Disability Forum, an agency in Northern
Ireland, is making funds available for deaf
artists that wish to pursue their love of
paintings.
Sign writing in South Africa? There was a
newspaper story that deaf students can
write South African sign language as
a subject effective this year.
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Gallaudet athletic director job posting
if you are interested, go to:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A SLIGHTLY DEAF STUDENT AT US NAVAL ACADEMY
    Few years ago, the US Naval Academy had a student
that was slightly deaf.
    He should not have been admitted to the Naval
Academy because perfect hearing is required to
operate ships and to lead the sailors on the boat,
etc.
    How was he admitted to the academy? He was a
basketball star and the Navy needed good athletes.
That was why the rule was bent!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
PAGING ACROSS THE CAFE TABLE?
    There was a newspaper story about a cafe in HCM City in
Vietnam that is popular with deaf people.
    These deaf people communicate with each other while
sipping tea.
    They do not communicate with each other by sign
language. They communicate with each other with their
own cell phone pagers!
    Why?
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Lip reading tale
A deaf fan was watching a basketball game
with a hearing fan.
The fans were booing the bad call by the
referee.
The deaf fan thought hearing fan said:
They are cheering
The hearing fan actually said:
They are jeering
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
“I think I’ll drop out of school and become a CART captioner or broadcast
captioner.” Have you ever heard someone say something like this?
People have heard that you don’t need a four-year degree to be a realtime
captioner, and they think it is something that they could achieve without
much work or effort.
Realtime captioners use the same skills as court reporters, and what many
people don’t realize is that realtime captioners are actually among the
cream of the crop as far as people using those skills.
Court reporters must learn speed and accuracy on the steno machine, and
they also must have good English grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation
skills and excellent listening skills and hearing.
In addition to possessing those skills of a court reporter, broadcast
captioners and CART captioners must be able to understand what is said and
write on their steno machine something they know will come up correctly on
their computer screen. If they hear an unusual word or term, they may have
to fingerspell that word or use a synonym in order to convey the proper
meaning of the word. They do not have time to look up words in a
dictionary or to research something online. They are required to have
knowledge about a wide range of topics.
Although formal education may not be required, a lot of practice and
real-world knowledge is necessary to be a good realtime captioner.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    EEOC is saying that the federal government
do not have enough employees that are disabled,
the deaf included.
    A report was distributed last week, saying
the employment rate is the lowest in 20 years.
    Why? Either deaf people do not want to work
for the government or the government has not
reached out to these potential deaf employees??
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
There is an alarming trend in Great Britain, of financial
institutions converting to remote customer service
operations on the telephone, and refusing access to
deaf customers, via interpreters. They are still refused
access even when correct code numbers and code answers
are provided. The latest British bank to refuse access
is the Halifax banking chain. Access is still refused
even when the Halifax spokesperson has apologized.
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DeafDigest – 02 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 2, 2018

— these movies

In the past three years, these movies were shown –
Wonderstruck, Hush, Shut In, Creed and Medeas.
These leading characters were played by Julianne Moore,
Kate Siegel, Jacob Tremblay, Tessa Thompson and
Catalina Sandino Moreno. All of them are hearing,
playing these fake-deaf roles. This was the issue
raised by an angry deaf activist, saying Hollywood
is all talk, but no action when saying they
support diversity. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hearing-in-deaf-character-roles/

 

 

— police wanting to be friends with the deaf

The police of Staffordshire, a city in Great
Britain, population, approximately 1,100,000
people, wish to know more about the deaf.
They are planning to visit several deaf
events, hosted by deaf organizations.
This police department has a “deaf-specialist”
officer that works with the deaf. This is
just a hint for the police and the deaf
everywhere in USA.

 

— hearing people turn on captions for a reason

Many hearing people hate captions, but some of them
turn it on for a reason. A TV critic said voice
quality of some hearing actors are that bad –
they mumble their words. Difficult for hearing
people to catch when they mumble. So, whether
they like it or not, they turn on the captions!

 

 

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

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

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

 

DeafDigest – 01 March 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 1, 2018

— deaf actors need one important thing

Deaf actors need one important thing – get a
good agent! Deaf actors trying to go alone
without an agent may not have too much luck
in getting roles. This is what one casting
director said. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/agents-that-multitask/

 

— to forget something is not funny

A deaf person who functions as a hearing
person, with help of his hearing aid,
forgot something during an important
morning appointment. He forgot to
bring his hearing aid – and his appointment
was ruined because he functioned as a
deaf person instead of as a hearing person.
Not funny.

 

— a bad freebie

A popular singer has some deaf people in his
family. He came bsck to his hometown to
perform in a concert and got several free
tickets for the deaf family member. One
thing went wrong – he never bothered to
line up stage interpreter for them!
These freebie tickets useless for these
deaf people.

 

 

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

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

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

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