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DeafDigest – 30 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 30, 2018

 

— A deaf Republican sues the state Republican Party

Aaron Heineman, who is deaf and is a Republican, filed
ADA discrimination lawsuit against the Utah Republican
Party. He said he was promised an interpreter during
the 2016 Caucus and the Convention, but none was given him.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/filing-a-lawsuit/

 

— best hotel in Rome

The Forbes magazine ran a story on hotels in
Rome. It said that Hassler Roma is still
the best in Rome. That hotel is owned and
operated by deaf Roberto Wirth, and has been
in business for 135 years, handed down
through the Wirth generations, ending
with Roberto and his hearing brother.
Roberto eventually bought out his
brother and has full ownership.

 

— remote video interpreters; love or hate

Deaf people, especially those that live in
big cities and large metro areas, hate
remote video interpreters. They prefer
face-to-face live interpreters. There
was a story about deaf people that live
in Utah rural areas – that love remote
video interpreters. There are no
live interpreters around and so, they
feel blessed to have these video
interpreting opportunities.

 

 

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

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

04/29/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 30 April 2018

DeafDigest Gold – April 29, 2018
Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— elected deaf officials
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Top stories about the deaf:
In Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the Sharjah Museums
Authority said that sign language tours will be
given. The problem is that the signed tours take
place once every three months. This is not so
great.
Amy Andersen, ASL teacher at Ocean City High School,
New Jersey, was one of the four finalists for the
National Teacher of the Year, but fell short
of winning the top honor.
Budgetary crunch in Arizona is affecting the
education of the deaf. This is what one school
district interpreter said, accusing the state
of reducing funds.
Equalizent, an organization in Austria, has been
teaching sign language for deaf refugees from Iraq,
Afghanistan and Iran.
The Chattanooga Police Department and the
deaf community will be hosting a forum to see
how both groups can work together.
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HARD TO LEARN SIGNS AND TO HEAR VOICES
    One former Gallaudet HUG (hearing) student told
DeafDigest editor that he had a hard time in
Gallaudet classes.
    In classes with deaf teachers that do not use
voice, he would struggle to pick up signs.
    In classes with hearing teachers that voice-sign
he would not look at the teacher because he would
hear the voice. The hearing teacher got upset
and turned off his voice when the HUG was in class.
    The HUG then left Gallaudet very frustrated,
and transferred to hearing college to get his degree.
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
FIVE MOVIE OSCAR WINNERS
    Every year the best actors and actresses win
Oscars for their best acting roles in movies.
    We all know about Marlee Matlin, our famous
deaf actress who won an Oscar while she was
a young woman.
    She is the only disabled (deaf) actress
to win an Oscar for playing a disabled
(deaf) role in a movie.
    The other four Oscar winners played
disabled roles in their movies. They were
not disabled but played disabled roles.
    Discrimination against disabled and
deaf actors and actresses in Hollywood?
    Of course!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Some time ago, I had an appointment to see an ENT to clean
out my ears.
The interpreter service was arranged and we proceeded
with the appointment.
When the doctor came in the room, he brought an intern
who was studying to be an ENT.
They have some fancy technology these days to clean our ears.
It was a tiny vacuum cleaner!
That vacuum sucked out wax from my ears and boy it felt like a
massage of my drums!
The doctor then gave me a summary of his observations.
Then the intern jumps in and asks, “Why are you holding hands?”
That was ENT’s first exposure to DeafBlind communication via
tactile ASL!
I gave a brief education about how we communicated.
I evidently gained a girlfriend!
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 – 30 April 2018

DeafDigest Blue – April 29, 2018
Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf at CSUN
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Top stories about the deaf:
In Kyrgyzstan, formerly part of the Soviet Empire,
the Kyrgyz Society for the Deaf were promised
apartments for some of its members. They made
it an issue when the promise did not materialize.
A British landlord has kicked out Norfolk Deaf
Association out of its headquarters. Reason
was desire to convert the building to
apartments. The organization officers are
worried about not being able to find
a vacant space.
The all-deaf National Science Foundation’s Research
Experience for Undergraduates is taking place this
summer in Rochester, NY. Involved are deaf students
from Gallaudet, NTID as well as selected universities.
An insult and a praise in the same statement in
Pakistan! Abbas Ahsan, a government official said:
deaf and dumb people have their own capabilities
and we should support them
This means deaf people are insulted as being also
dumb, but at the same time praising them for
being capable citizens?
There is grumbling among some students that attend
State University of New York-Geneseo that ASL as
a classroom credit cannot be allowed for those
that do not major in Education, especially
Deaf Education.
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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
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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:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF VIRGINIA PRISONERS FILE LAWSUIT
    Many years ago very few deaf people were in
prisons. Times have changed, unfortunately, and
we have many deaf people in prisons.
    These deaf prisoners are complaining – no
interpreters, no TTY devices, no flashing
signalers, etc.
    A group of deaf prisoners in Virginia have
filed a lawsuit against the state for these
reasons.
    Very sad.
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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
LAST WEEK’S ARIZONA MOVIE CAPTIONING CASE
    The deaf won the Arizona movie captioning
case, but the battle is not over. The Harkins movie
group may bring this to the Supreme Court or they
may not.
    23 organizations filed comments, supporting us
the deaf, in that lawsuit. Not all 23 organizations
were deaf. Seven of these organizations were
hearing.
    This shows that these hearing organizations
understand our rights to have movies captioned.
This is why it was a big case for all of us.
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Lip reading tale
At a zoo, a hearing friend was pointing out an
animal to a deaf friend
The deaf friend thought the hearing person said:
It is awesome
The hearing person actually said:
It is a possum
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
“What is the difference between a post-production captioner and a realtime
captioner? Don’t all captioners do the same things?”
Some people do not realize that the captioners who caption the “live”
television shows use totally different skills than those who caption
programs that are prerecorded. These different types of captioners are not
interchangeable.
A realtime captioner must be able to write at speeds over 225 words per
minute, while an offline captioner, one who does post-production
captioning, must be excellent at positioning, placing, and timing the
captions.
Most realtime captioners use a steno machine to produce their captions,
while a post-production captioner or caption editor will use a standard
computer keyboard. People doing post-production captioning may use scripts
or transcripts that have previously been prepared by a transcriber.
Many of the captioners who do post-production captioning do their work at
the captioning company that they work for, while most realtime captioners
work from home and caption the shows remotely.
Many offline captioners work set shifts, while realtime captioners are
usually assigned to cover specific shows.
As you can see, totally different training is required for these two types
of positions. Most realtime captioners have trained to be court reporters,
while many post-production captioners have pursued some type of general
studies emphasizing subjects like English or history.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Cannot make everyone happy? This is the situation
with the deaf community in Omaha as far as a
billboard posting is concerned.
    The Omaha Hearing School had a billboard posting
which said:
The secret’s out… Deaf children can listen and talk
    Because of the school’s training of deaf children
in oral education, the announcement did not sit
too well with the ASL-signing deaf residents of
Omaha.
    Keep in mind, Nebraska School for the Deaf closed
its doors, breaking the hearts of the deaf across
the state that have cherished the schooling they
received while growing up.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Yet, another deafness cure even in today’s era of
modern and high tech medicine! In a Middle East
nation, bee venom has been injected into the
forehead of a deaf man in the belief his deafness
will disappear. Owning that bee venom therapy
center is an agricultural engineer with no
background, whatsover, on deafness issues.
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DeafDigest – 27 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 27, 2018

 

— deaf trash becomes deaf treasure

There is a famous saying – One man’s trash
is another man’s treasure. A new deaf company –
reFort, in Washington, DC, wishes to salvage
and refurbish departing Gallaudet students’
spring trash into treasure for resale for
upcoming fall students in the fall. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/trash-to-treasure/

 

— stuck with a bad TV script

Marlee Matlin plays as FBI agent in the “Quantico”
TV series. Critics have said this TV series is
one of the worst ever! It is not the fault of
Marlee, but of the script writers that could
not do a good job of making it a good program.

 

— thrown out because of deafness, filing a lawsuit

Kayla Finacchiaro, who is deaf, was kicked out of the
Newbury College (Massachusetts) softball team. She
has filed a lawsuit, accusing the coach of throwing
her out because of her deafness. Hard to believe?
Yes!

 

 

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

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

04/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 26, 2018

— senseless anger towards deaf people

A deaf clerk in a supermarket was assaulted
by an angry hearing person, who was asking
for assistance, thinking the request was
ignored. This is not the first time. Deaf
people have been assaulted for using ASL,
thinking gesturing was disrespectful.
Police officers have confronted deaf
people for this reason. Years ago in DC,
an angry George Washington University
student, selling donuts to raise funds,
yelled at DeafDigest editor who was walking
by. The student, thinking he was being ignored,
ran after the editor. Fortunately, the fellow
students restrained him! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/senseless-rage/

 

— a deaf girl shocking hearing security people

Sara Kovaliov, a 16-year old deaf Israeli girl, won the
silver medal at the Jiu Jitsu Under-18 World Championship.
At the airport in Abu Dhabi, a security guard asked
her to follow him to a room. She was worried that
it was a national security issue. She was wrong.
The security people were shocked that a deaf girl
would win a world championship silver medal against
hearing competitors. They gave her an expensive
watch as a gift!

 

— considered as trouble-maker parents

Hearing parents that seek additional mainstreamed
classroom support for their deaf children are
considered as trouble-makers! This was the
opinion of some weary teachers and school
administrators.

 

 

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

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

04/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 25, 2018

 

— deaf person learns his own culture

Clarence Barber, a deaf man from Dawson City, Yukon (Canada),
is a member of a native tribe (Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation).
He, however, grew up knowing nothing about his own culture
because no one was able to communicate with him. Finally
getting an interpreter, he went to a tribe cultural event
and learned all he could about his own culture. He said:

I had no idea about my culture, I had no idea about Native
things; they were so happy to be able to chat with me

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/learning-about-culture/

 

— deaf invention wins prize at Johns Hopkins University

The Social Innovation Lab is part of the huge Johns
Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) medical complex,
one of the biggest in the world. This lab encourages
inventions and innovations that will help improve
medical matters and issues. One such invention
is the see-through surgical mask. It won a
$25,000 grant from the lab.

 

— Amazon software engineer is deaf-blind

Michael Forzano is deaf-blind. It did not stop him
from getting a job with Amazon as software
engineer. When applying for that job, he
never told Amazon that he was deaf-blind.
He told Amazon that he has to use his own
laptop to show them the code he was able
to write, instead of using the whiteboard.
Just almost immediately he was hired.
He functions as a hearing person, not knowing
sign language and so, no need for a
deaf-blind interpreter.

 

 

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

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

04/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 24 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 24, 2018

 

— communicating with the birds

Razali Bin Mohamad Habidin, who is deaf, is in charge
of birds at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. He
communicates with his birds through voice grunts,
gestures and body language. In fact he communicates
much better than other hearing bird keepers at the
bird park! And, as he admits, he does not communicate
that well with hearing people! The park curator said:

e has a way of communicating with the birds that very
few of us can that he knows if the bird is not
feeling too good

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/in-charge-of-birds/

 

 

— trend with ASL classes

For years ASL was taught in the classroom. This trend
has been changing slowly for the past several years –
towards learning ASL via social media. Not sure if
it is a good thing – because it is much easier to
make corrections face to face as opposed to
the social media.

 

— restaurant discrimination

In a subheader, the USA Today said:

anyone over age 6 likely has a “story of their own”

This refers to racism in restaurants. People of
color and race often face discrimination
in restaurants. It is also true of deaf people
dealing with discrimination issues in
restaurants. At a take-out restaurant,
the hearing person laughed very hard when
DeafDigest editor pointed to an item on
the wall menu. And as a Gallaudet student,
DeafDigest editor was part of a group that
were seated in an Italian restaurant but
totally ignored by waiters. After half hour
of waiting, the group left to go to another
restaurant.

 

 

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

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

04/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 23 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 23, 2018

— a lost Coda child

A Coda was lost in a department store. A public
announcement system asked for “lost parents”
to come to the front desk to puck up their
“lost child.” The lost child was too young
to realize, and to warn, the store staff that
the parents were deaf and couldn’t hear the
public announcement! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/lost-child-or-lost-parents/

 

— another word for interpreter

Said an interpreter:
We are called auxiliary aides under ADA

Auxiliary has many meanings. One of them means
something that is a back up. So are interpreters
called back ups? Not so sure, because without
interpreters, the deaf people are lost!

 

— hearing film festivals

There are many hearing film festivals anywhere
in the world. Because of technology, film making
is much easier. Anyway, one certain deaf film
made it to 50 hearing film festivals. Did it
make it into the big screen theaters at
big movie theaters? No.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Australia detains perfect-speech deaf traveler
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

04/23/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 22 April 2018

DeafDigest Gold – April 22, 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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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Chef, chopped
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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:
ASL dialects and Deaf Culture were the topics at
the Linguistic Diversity Ambassadors workshop
among graduate students of North Carolina
State University.
Well known NASCAR racer Denny Hamlin appeared
in a Toyota commercial with a young deaf boy
that worshipped him. The deaf boy told Hamlin
that he was inspired to race go-karts after
watching the famous driver race his cars.
How important is deaf to a musical event
promoter? A big musical festival is taking
place in June in Great Britain. The promoter
has hired a team of eight certified interpreters
and a team of deaf and hearing coordinators
to make sure the deaf musical experience at
the event will be great.
Many deaf people tour museums; there was a
story of New York’s Metropolitan Museum striving
for total accessibility by deaf patrons.
India – power of the dowry? Geeta, the deaf girl
accidentally walked to Pakistan and was held
for 12 years before being returned to home
nation. She was not able to locate her
missing family, yet there is no shortage of
men that want to marry her – because of
dowry rumors. Even a priest wanted to marry her.
This is the life in India that Americans are
not used to.
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Are you at Doctor’s office and need an interpreter
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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
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STARBUCKS VS DEAF CLUBS
    Why do many young deaf people avoid going to
deaf clubs? And why do many young deaf people
love to socialize with each other at Starbucks?
    Deaf clubs are hurting because of lack of
members. And deaf people buying coffee only
helps Starbucks make money, but does not help
the Deaf Culture.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
more information:
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SALE OF A PROPERTY IN LITTLE ROCK
    Some time ago there was a notice in a newspaper
of a sale of property in Little Rock, Arkansas.
    The name of the property is Deaf Mute, and
it was valued at $181,000.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
There was an interpreter who was coordinating interpreter services for a
conference recently.
She is tall probably 6′ 2″ tall.
Before my show began, I was sitting down.
She came to me and bent down and used tactile ASL with me. Then she left.
She returned shortly, to inform me that her breasts were exposed when
bending over to talk to me!
Several folks behind me reported this to her!
What’s important is she was providing environmental information that I
missed as a DeafBlind person.
I had an interpreter sitting next to me waiting for the show to begin.
He didn’t tell me via Pro-Tactile!  Maybe he was in shock!
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 – 22 April 2018

DeafDigest Blue – April 22, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
Ghulam Ali, who is deaf, is suck a skilled
barber in India that one of his best customers is
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, a past prime minister.
A story was written up about him in a local
newspaper.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
fined Capstone Logistics LLC for cancelling
an interview with a deaf applicant by telling him
the job he is applying for is unsafe for the
deaf.
Must pay taxes but need sign language assistance?
The tax payment office in Radom, Poland has
sign language staff. They are hearing but have
learned signs to communicate with deaf tax payers.
All Progressives Congress (APC) is a political
party in Lagos. And for the first time in APC’s
history it has recognized the deaf as a political
force.
China has one attorney that is deaf and uses sign
language. The attorney is Tang Shuai, and his
#1 mission is to protect the rights and needs of
his deaf people. He was profiled in a newspaper
story.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
MUST HEAR TO BAKE A CAKE?
    Do bakers have to hear to bake a good cake?
DeafDigest does not think so; we have many
deaf people that work as bakers.
    But one cake recipe said that the baker must
hear to know that the sizzling quieted down
and that the cake is ready to be served!
    This recipe is a mystery.
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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:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
STARBUCKS VS DEAF CLUBS
    Why do many young deaf people avoid going to
deaf clubs? And why do many young deaf people
love to socialize with each other at Starbucks?
    Deaf clubs are hurting because of lack of
members. And deaf people buying coffee only
helps Starbucks make money, but does not help
the Deaf Culture.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person was chatting with a deaf person.
While they were chatting, someone walked between
them without saying “excuse me”
The deaf person thought hearing person said:
I eight him
The hearing person actually said:
I hate him
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
“This movie says it has subtitles.  What is the difference between
captioning and subtitling?”
The answer to this question depends on what country you are living in.
In some parts of the world, people use the term “subtitles” synonymously
with “captions.” However, if you live in the United States, they mean something
quite different.
A major difference between captions and subtitles is the audience that is
targeted. Captions are generally aimed at people who are deaf and hard of
hearing, while subtitles are usually prepared for those who can hear but
not necessarily speak the language.
Because subtitles are generally intended for people who can hear, they do
not usually contain some of the necessary information that people with a
hearing loss may require to understand the presentation.
Subtitles assume you can hear the knock on the door, the motor starting,
or the phone ringing. As a result, they do not regularly show sound
effects or indicate who is speaking.
While captioning often moves on the screen to denote who is speaking,
subtitles are generally set at the bottom center of the screen.
Subtitles are often in a language different from the film; for example, a
“foreign movie.” Captioning is usually done in the language that is being
spoken in the audio.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    We have a serious shortage of lifeguards.
Yet when our deaf swimmers want to become
lifeguards, they are not able to get these
positions because of their deafness. Some of
them have filed lawsuits, alleging job
discrimination – and they have lost.
    In England, there was a newspaper story
of six deaf swimmers being hired as lifeguards
in Doncaster.
    Said the administrator who trained these
deaf lifeguards:
They are a group of very talented swimmers
and will be a welcome addition to any lifeguard
team
  Wrong nation, wrong set of laws, wrong set of
attorneys.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The Amazon just does not caption its video programs.
This is what the Institute for Public Representation
is complaining, on behalf of a long list of agencies
serving the deaf, with the FCC. Amazon is just one of
these biggies that just won’t caption unless specifically
ordered to do so under the eyes of the law.
note:
The law is above the big and mighty Amazon, and so,
this Giant was forced to caption to comply with the
FCC directives.
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DeafDigest – 20 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 20, 2018

 

— big deaf lesson in road rage

In Nebraska, a hearing driver, into road rage, threatened
the lives of a deaf driver and his deaf wife. The angry
deaf driver caught up with him, and made gestures as
to say “slow down; relax, take it easy.” The road
rage driver, getting angrier and angrier, pulled out
his gun and shot at the deaf couple! The deaf couple
escaped the bullets. Police is now looking for the
road rage driver. If you are driving and you see a road
rage driver, stay out – and be safe. It is not worth it.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/ugly-road-rage/

 

— good deaf app or bad deaf app

We have many apps that are supposed to help the deaf
by telling them of captions, interpreters, deaf-friendly
places, etc. Apps are only as good as the accuracy of
volunteers that report in the information. If the
app says one theater always shows open captions,
but if that information is false, then deaf people
get angry. And there is a big rivalry between owners
of their own deaf apps!

 

— interpreters that stop interpreting during conversation

Deaf people hate it when interpreters stop signing during
conversation with hearing people. Discrimination?
Not in the case of Marsha Ireland, a deaf woman that
lives near London, Ontario. She is a member of the
Oneida tribe. When she is with other Oneida hearing
people and if they speak English, then the interpreter
is fine. But when the hearing people switch to the
Oneida language, the interpreter stops signing, because
of lack of knowledge of that language!

 

 

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

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

04/15/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 19 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 19, 2018

 

— issues among Deaf Senior Citizens

A group of deaf Senior Citizens from Texas got
together and discussed problems, concerns and
issues. Discussed were pros and cons of independent
living centers, deaf-unfriendly centers, to prepare
meals or to be served meals, protection of assets
and outside incomes, etc, etc. The Deaf Seniors
of America may take these concerns a priority
with them. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-seniors-issues-and-concerns/

 

— different kind of bingo

People love to play bingo; it is fun.
A deafness advocate has come up with a
different kind of bingo – instead of
numbers, deafness-related words are
called out, with explanations on
these deafness issues. Not sure if
is fun or boring, but it is something
new.

 

— art galleries: public vs private

A deaf person, that loves visiting art galleries,
made a comparison of public art galleries
versus private galleries. She said that
private galleries have a reputation for
not being too accessible to the deaf.

 

 

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

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

04/15/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 18 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 18, 2018

— Barbara Bush helped appoint deaf man to White House job

Barbara Bush passed away yesterday. She was the wife of
past president George H.W. Bush. Years ago she helped
Goerge appoint Don Rhodes, a deaf man for these important
White House duties. He started as a volunteer during
George’s election campaigns and moved up the ranks.
Not too many people knew about it. One of Bush’s
friends said:

He was so key to George Bush, but outside Bush world, he was
totally unknown. He was the most important unknown person
in those busy circles

One of his last duties was to to sort and index documents
that went to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
in College Station, Texas

a picture is at:
http://35.182.75.222/deaf-unofficial-member-of-presidential-cabinet/

 

— communicating with hearing patrons

Mozzeria, deaf-owned and deaf-run pizzeria
in San Francisco, has many patrons who do
not speak English. No barriers there –
deaf employees and hearing no-English
patrons. They communicate very well
via notes and hand gestures! It may
be the reason why Mozzeria business
is booming – word of mouth gets around
fast among non-English speaking people
in the city.

 

— volunteering requires personal sacrifice

A state asks for deaf people to volunteer
serving on the board of directors of
its own state commission for the deaf and
hard of hearing. It is a worthwhile
mission, yet it comes with sacrifices.
Giving up personal time, willing to
travel to meeting sites, must learn
to use email, facetime, video
conferencing, texting, etc. Must
update community on developments.
And risk confrontations at deaf events
by people angry at the government!

 

 

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

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

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DeafDigest – 17 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 17, 2018

— deaf actor remembers Star Trek

Howie Seago, who is deaf, is a theatrical
actor with many plays to his credit. He rarely
appears on TV and movies, but at one time, he did
– with a Star Trek episode on a 1987 TV program.
In these days it was difficult to overcome
discrimination against deaf actors. Anyway he
came to the producers with a long list of
suggestions on how to use a deaf actor in
in Star Trek. The producers told they may
get back with him. He had to wait 6 months
before they gave him the good news. For
Howie, patience paid off. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-scene-in-star-trek/

 

— Starbucks and the deaf

We have read about the Starbucks controversy
in Philadelphia where two men were arrested
on trespassing charges even though they
were waiting for a third person to show
up. What about the deaf? Starbucks good
to the deaf or bad to the deaf? Seems
to be some good and some bad. Starbucks
has hired few deaf people as baristas,
but Starbucks has been slapped with
several lawsuits over the years on
discrimination issues.

 

— a comment by a 911 dispatcher

in a newspaper story a county dispatcher in Oregon
said that they prefer to get voice, not text
in case of emergencies, but are aware that
deaf people cannot use voice – but – with one
exception. A deaf person lives in that county;
the dispatchers know him (and his deaf voice).
When there is an emergency with him, he repeats
twice his name and his address with the
dispatcher. The police that come to his house
already know that he is deaf and could deal
with him appropriately.

 

 

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

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

04/15/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 16 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 16, 2018

— junk wood thrown away is valuable

There is a newspaper story today of Dominick Fusco,
Kalamazoo, MI. He is deaf and owns a business
that converts recycled (or junk) wood into
something valuable. He said:

I’ve been able to find a lot of old pieces that are
broken, something needs to be replaced on it.

His goal is to set up a storefront store where
hearing customers can purchase old wood products
(shelves, chairs, tables, etc) for use in their
houses. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/junk-wood/

 

— certified police agencies and the deaf

Ohio is trying to establish rules for police departments
to get certified. This means meeting standards for
police officers to effectively do their jobs. If
the police departments don’t, then they will get
on the list of town police departments that don’t
meet standards. It was a newspaper story today. But
what about police officers that detain deaf
individuals? This issue was not addressed at all!
How so very disappointing.

 

— biggest 911-text fear, not a joke

What is the biggest 911-text fear, and it is
not a joke? It is the computer screen of
the dispatcher that freezes up and locks up.
The dispatcher has a special button to tell
the bosses that there is a computer problem.
Doesn’t really help!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— rare agreement between rival national organizations of the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

04/15/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 15 April 2018

DeafDigest Gold – April 15, 2018
Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday
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Top stories about the deaf:
The Florida legislative body has been slapped
with a lawsuit for failure to caption its
proceedings.
For the first time with the Deaf Services Queensland
agency in Australia, the deaf and the late-deafened
are working together on common goals.
The Smithsonian Design Museum in New York has
recognized the Deaf Space concept at Gallaudet
University, which uses light, color, materials,
and reflective surfaces.
The Oregon Office of Administrative Hearings
ruled against the Dallas School District
which refused to follow the IEP guidelines
of one deaf student in one of their schools.
NTID student Nicole Pannullo has been awarded
as a 2018 Barry Goldwater Scholar.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
HARD TO FIGURE OUT DEAF FAMILY TREE
    There are many deaf parents that have deaf children.
And these deaf children marry deaf spouses, and again,
have deaf children, and so on.
    And 15-20 years later, when a deaf member sits down
and tries to figure out his family tree, he may have
a hard time.
    DeafDigest editor has spoken with several deaf
individuals, those from big deaf family backgrounds.
They often do not remember who married which and who
married whom and so on.
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:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
SIGN LANGUAGE AT A SENIOR CITIZENS HOME
    This is a true story. A deaf person moved to a
senior citizens home. He was the only deaf person
in that home.
    The staff members all took sign language classes
to communicate with him.
    This same senior citizens home has a deaf housekeeper.
No one bothered to learn signs to communicate with the
deaf employee.
    Why?
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Recently I had a medical appointment.
I emailed to our local transportation service to request transportation.
The email came back with “Out of the office.” And left me one choice
to make a phone call.
I used a new software which has both video and text.  I made a phone call
via a relay service.
How it works is that I simply use ASL and the video interpreter replies
via text.
This improves accessibility for me!
The day for my doctor appointment came and the driver showed up one hour
early.
My appointment was 11:15 AM.
They had 10 AM instead of April 10!  During the return trip no ride
showed.
The sweet interpreter made phone call and interpreted for me.
“Where is my ride?”
They said the driver arrived at 11:15 AM and I was not there.  My
appointment was 11:15!
With no breakfast or lunch I arrived home close to 2 PM!
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 – 15 April 2018

DeafDigest Blue – April 15, 2018
Blue Edition
Barry Strassler, Editor
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Top stories about the deaf:
Eastern Kentucky University has dropped as majors –
Deaf Studies, BA and American Sign Language Studies, MA.
It was just not too many years ago when that university
was a destination university for the deaf that live
in Kentucky!
There is a joke among some of those CI people in
Ireland. They say:
I am deaf but also iPhone-compatible!
Laura Kelly, not deaf, is a lecturer at the University
of Central Lancashire in Great Britain. She
was applauded for her work with deaf prisoners,
seeking rights, needs and services for them.
In Kazakhstan, a nation notorious for suppressing
individual freedom, two deaf teachers were questioned
by the government – for allowing their students to
attend religious services.
Students at Ball State University in Indiana
are pushing for ASL courses to meet the
university’s foreign language requirements.
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HEAVY DEMAND FOR INTERPRETERS
    We have many requests for interpreters. We do not
have enough interpreters.
    An interpreting agency director said she left her
office one afternoon for a lunch break. When she came
back, she turned on the answering machine and received
twenty interpreting requests.
    This is not a big city agency, but a mid-sized
city!
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CAN DRIVE SCHOOL BUS; CAN’T DRIVE SCHOOL BUS
    Georgia has a law about school bus drivers; they must
be hearing.
    In Alabama, there are deaf bus drivers as the law
allows it. In Georgia, the deaf cannot drive a
school bus, but allows deaf bus drivers from Alabama
to drive school bus across Georgia!
    Alabama and Georgia sits together on the same
border.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend was introducing another hearing
friend
The deaf person thought hearing person said:
This is Maine
The hearing person actually said:
This is Mayne
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
In order to understand why some mistakes happen in captioning, it is
important to remember that a stenocaptioner does not type words letter by
letter. The captioner strokes whole words and phrases on the steno
machine.
The words in what is called the captioner’s dictionary in a
computer-aided transcription program are matched against those steno
strokes to translate them into English. Erroneous translation can
sometimes occur because of other words entered in a captioner’s
dictionary.
A captioner might have meant to write the following sentence:
“As the farmer was preparing to plant his crops, he saw he could move the
row bottom any direction.”
However, because of words entered in the captioner’s dictionary, the
sentence might be displayed like this:
“As the farmer was preparing to plant his crops, he saw he could move the
robot omnidirection.”
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    The FCC recently issued an announcement that crawls
are not permitted to block closed captioned emergency
announcements.
    This is much too long overdue, but at least we
have this ruling from FCC to show these TV
stations that they must separate captions from
crawls.
note:
despite this ruling, captions and crawls still
get in the way of each other much to the dismay
of deaf viewers
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It was expected any time soon but the Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made
it official, that waivers will be given
to deaf truck drivers that want to operate
commercial trucks. This is just only for the
40 deaf drivers that have applied for the
license.
note:
not sure if 40 deaf truck drivers is still the
limit the federal agency would allow or if
this limit has been removed?
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DeafDigest – 13 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 13, 2018

 

— Deaf Super Heroes mixed together in a film

Mixing all Deaf Super Heroes together
in a sci-fi film? This task was made by a deaf
filmmaker; this fascinating mix of many
different characters, past, present and
future is found in the movie – Sign
Gene. It is being featured in English,
Japanese and Italian voices and sign
languages and is subtitled in English.
Everyone is deaf – the cast and the production
team. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sign-gene-production-team/

 

— volunteer interpreters in hospitals

Volunteer interpreters in hospitals?
Of course not in USA as we require
interpreters to be certified
professionals. But in Shanghai,
the interpreters are volunteers
according to a newspaper story!

 

— USA not winning the CI race

USA is not winning the CI race against
Europe. A survey that was posted said
that only half of deaf children get
CI’s in USA whereas 90 percent of
deaf European children get implanted.

 

 

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

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

04/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 12 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 12, 2018

 

— emotions according to a movie critic

A movie critic said:

deaf actors have emotions on their faces, also showing
fear, sadness, anger. Non-deaf actors cannot show the
same as deaf actors.

This critic is correct. A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-faces/

 

— not hiring the deaf despite ADA

ADA removing discrimination against deaf applicants?
Yes. But do employers always follow the ADA rules?
For most of them, no. They just feel hiring the deaf
is a hassle they don’t need!

 

— the insulting census

2020 Census is coming up. Many people are angry
about some of the questions in it, saying it
is personal and none of the government’s
business. It is not the first time the census
has been insulting. The 1850 census, the 1880
census and then the 1910 census asked if
there were deaf people in the households!

 

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

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

04/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 11 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 11, 2018

— thought it was late April Fools joke

Reuben Litherland, who is deaf, just received
an invitation to attend the wedding of Prince
Harry and Meghan Markle. He thought it was
a late April Fools joke played on him by a
friend. It wasn’t and Reuben is still shocked.
He is only 14 years old – but was recognized
for always pushing for captions in movie houses
in Great Britain. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/thought-late-april-fools-joke/

 

— fake-hearing voice for the deaf

Some people, looking for jobs, need to be
interviewed by telephone. A jobs seeking
consultant hinted that a deaf person
could use a special voice app to hide
these “deaf accents” during these
telephone interviews. Will it work for
the deaf? Do not know.

 

— advocate said Gallaudet helped ADA

An advocate wrote an article, saying that
Gallaudet’s famous Deaf President Now
protest actually helped create the ADA.
The disabled saw for themselves how
powerful the Gallaudet protest was,
and that they decided to push for
ADA. If this is true, then this is
a big irony. The deaf leaders had
little or no voice in planning the
strategies to get ADA passed as a law!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— surprise board member
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DeafDigest – 10 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 10, 2018

— confusion: functionally hearing and functionally deaf

A newspaper story about a deaf person said he
was functionally deaf. Seems functionally hearing
can be confusing. Both types indicate hearing losses
– just that one mingles with hearing (functionally
hearing) and one mingles with the deaf (functionally
deaf). A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/functionally-and-functionally/

 

— hearing TV reporter and deaf photographer

There was a story of Adair “A.J.” Bayatpour, not
deaf, a Milwaukee TV reporter, arrested
for getting into a fight with another reporter
during the Brewers-Cubs baseball game last
night. Do we have deaf members of the media
getting into fights while at work? No.
Michael Pimentel, who is deaf, is one of
the leading sports photographers in the
San Francisco Bay area. Photographers
race each other for better picture-taking
locations. Fights? Pimentel said there are
a lot of pushing around but never fights.
Deaf behave better than hearing!

 

— ADA “weak or joke” in Europe

A deaf activist pointed out that the European
Union basically ignores the needs of
the deaf. Doing the counting of nations,
the activist said that United Kingdom
plus 19 other European nations have not
obeyed the instructions from the
European Parliament to give rights
and needs of the deaf!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— one story, two national honors
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

04/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 09 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 9, 2018

— one word pronounced five different ways

A photographer that follows famous people all
the time in order to take pictures is called
the paparazzi. And this word is pronounced
five different ways. It does not make things
easier for captioners that key in that word,
and misspell it five different ways. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/five-different-paparrazis/

 

— Quebec Human Rights Commission decides against deaf

A deaf woman requested an interpreter during the
past Montreal Jazz Fest. Her request was turned
down and she filed a complaint with the Quebec
Human Rights Commission. The commission
recommendation was:

The Montreal International Jazz Festival should not
face repercussions for refusing to provide a sign-language
interpreter for a deaf concert-goer last year

Very disappointing for a city that is competing
with Toronto to become the cultural center of Canada.

 

— deaf don’t trust a hospital

A deaf man fell down the steps at a deaf club.
He needed medical attention. Yet he refused
to go to a nearby hospital, instead going to
his hearing daughter’s house so that she
could get quicker response from the hospital
people with this emergency. This is a case
of deaf people not trusting hospitals but
trusting family members!

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— classified ads
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DeafDigest – 09 April 2018

DeafDigest Gold – April 8, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
A deaf British activist said that deaf service
agencies do not direct their funds towards programs
and services. Instead funds are being used for
something else, that is not in compliance with
the agency mission.
The Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
commissioned the services of a consultant to give
advice on how the agency could do more to help
the deaf in need.
Hollywood badly contradicts itself – pushing for
diversity but their idea of diversity is not
involving deaf and disabled actors.
One of the Democrats campaigning in the upcoming
election for the District 10 Oregon Senate seat
in the primary next month is Timothy Graham.
He is not deaf but his political platform states
that his #1 priority is to make sure enough
deaf education teachers are hired and to
see that Oregon School for the Deaf remains
open with enough funds.
There is a trend in Slovakia for big companies
to give back part of their profits to help
the disabled and the deaf.
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HEARING AND DEAF BEAUTY PAGEANTS
    Do we have too many hearing beauty pageants?
We have Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, etc.
    Too many? Good question, but it is the same thing
with the deaf!
    We have Miss Deaf International, Miss Deaf World,
Miss Deaf Pageant, etc.
    Confusing with hearing? Yes. Confusing with deaf,
of course, yes!
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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
more information:
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SUPER BOWL ON TV IN AUSTRALIA
    Super Bowl is a big event in USA. Many people,
who are not football fans, still watch the Super
Bowl.
    We, the deaf, have always complained for
years that the TV does not show the signing of the
ASL Star Spangled Banner singer.
    One year, a TV program showed ASL singer Phyllis
Frelich, in upper left hand corner of the screen.
It was broadcast in Australia, but in USA there was no
picture of Frelich.
    Why Australia? Why not USA?
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
A large Deaf event took place recently in Vermont.
I made arrangements to get my support needs met while I attended.
The VT interpreter organization arranged  a mentoring program.
I was contacted because one of the individuals expressed interest in
working with DeafBlind people.
This worked so well for me.  I had SSP, communication, and interpreting
support.
I basically gave her some helpful hints to work with me as a Deafblind
person.
So check your state’s RID to see if they offer similar mentoring programs
that also aid fledgling interpreters an opportunity to gain experience!
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 – 09 April 2018

DeafDigest Blue – April 8, 2018
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employers of not hiring them for jobs in the
flower farms, despite their qualifications.
A team of researchers, led by New York University’s
Department of Psychology said that despite differences
in sign languages among different nations, a short
sign gesture of two or three signs, would be
quickly grasped by the deaf of these different nations!
USA Today ran a story of Gallaudet, thirty years
after its Deaf President Now revolution. It said
Gallaudet seeks better progress for the deaf.
There is talk in India about establishing university
for deaf post-secondary students – in other words,
a Gallaudet or a NTID for these students.
There was a story about Deaf Centers of Nevada
dealing with less operating funds at the same time
seeing a growing number of deaf clients that need
assistance and services.
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CHOOLS FOR THE DEAF IN AFRICA
    Andrew Foster, a famous deaf man, established 31
schools for the deaf and 2 centers for the deaf
in Africa. He died in 1987 in a plane crash.
    Anyway, one of these former students of a
school for the deaf in Africa, said that his
school had a few hearing students!
    Hearing students in a school for the deaf in
Africa! Why?
    Good question.
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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf
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DEAF MEET HEARING, ALWAYS THE SAME COMMENT
    It never fails that when a hearing person meets a
deaf person for the first time, he would tell the
deaf person that he may either:
– have a family member that is deaf
– have a neighbor that is deaf
– played football in high school with a deaf teammate
– had a childhood deaf friend
– etc
– etc
    Almost never fails!
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Lip reading tale
A deaf fan and a hearing fan was watching a basketball
game
After hearing the boos, the deaf fan thought the hearing
fan said:
They are cheering this player on the floor
The hearing fan actually said:
They are jeering this player on the floor
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A captioner or court reporter may enter the same word into his or her
personal dictionary in multiple ways. Because captioners write
phonetically rather than letter by letter, they often hear the same word
in different ways. For example, a captioner may enter the word “paparazzi”
with different pronunciations. (Hint: EU is an “I” on the steno machine.)
PAUP/RAUZ/EU=paparazzi
PAP/AR/AZ/SEU=paparazzi
PA/PA/ROZ/EU=paparazzi
PAP/RAUT/SEU=paparazzi
POP/ROZ/EU=paparazzi
Even though the word “paparazzi” has been entered into the captioner’s
dictionary in multiple ways, if the captioner heard the word pronounced
differently today and wrote it differently, it still may not translate
properly. For instance, the captioner may write POP/ROT/SEU, and that
could then translate as “pop rotsy.”
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    How many people would know who LeRoy
Colombo was? He was a legendary deaf lifeguard
on the shores of Galveston, Texas who saved
many people from drowning many years before
all of us were born!
    To continue the memory of Columbo, the
Galveston Lifesavers Association has raised
funds to erect a memorial, and to have
a street named after him!
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DeafDigest – 06 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 6, 2018

 

— big challenges for Texas’ first deaf police woman

 

After a period of training, Erica Trevino, who is deaf,
starts her first day April 14th as police officer
in Dalhart, Texas. The challenges for her are
different from hearing police officers. She
must keep her hands free, meaning less gesturing.
A criminal could try to pull out her CI. And
because of CI she cannot get too close to
magnetic devices. Also what if the criminal
does not understand her deaf speech with
Miranda Rights. The attorney could use that
to throw out Erica’s arrests in the courts!
She cannot drive the police car alone because
of incoming texts and voice messages. She
can become the best police officer in town,
but must overcome these challenges!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/first-day-on-job-for-deaf-police-officer/

 

— early childhood educator’s CI comment

An early childhood educator made this CI
comment.

She said:
a child may be able to hear sounds, but
after not hearing anything since birth,
it may mean nothing to them!

It was part of a newspaper story.

 

— fake-deaf national soccer team

Years back, the Australian national deaf soccer
association invited the national deaf soccer
team of Ghana for a series of games. But
when the Ghanian team arrived, the hosts
realized it was a fake-deaf team. The
angry Australians billed Ghana $15,000
for fraud and damages. This bill
continues unpaid to this day.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 05 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 5, 2018

 

— always covering mouth while talking

DeafDigest will not mention which school it is,
but that school has some hearing teachers and
staffers often covering their mouths, in front
of the deaf, while talking to someone else.
Discrimination? Yes! Audism? Yes! And the
school administration is not doing anything
about it, possibly not caring how badly the
deaf people feel about it. If the hearing
do not want the deaf to lipread what they
are saying, all they can do is to go outside
and make the conversation private. Otherwise
it is rude, bad manners and always unacceptable.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/always-covering-mouth-while-talking/

 

— miracle captions invented by a new company

One new company has invented “miracle” captions
and is trying to market it. If a TV set has
no captions, then a special scanner would
“copy” the sound and have it converted to
captions! DeafDigest has not seen the
invention and cannot comment on if it
really works or not.

 

— movie houses feel heavy pressure

Movie houses thought that portable captioning
devices were perfect for the deaf, with no
need for open captions. They are now feeling
heavy pressure to junk the portable devies
and to replace it with open captions.
One deaf person is possibly responsible for
the heavy pressure. It is actor/model
Nyle DiMarco who has used the social
media to sway public opinion against these
portable devices. Hopefully it will
result in more and more open captions.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 4, 2018

— Apple gets feedback and advice from the deaf

Apple has come up with a list of new emoji for the
dea and the disabled. Apple solicited advice,
comments and feedback from the deaf and came up
with two new emjoi. A picture is at:

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

 

— Social Media convention says “must caption”

The Social Media Marketing World recently hosted
its conference. The recurring theme throughout
the confencce is just one word – captions!
In other words – always caption the videos.

 

— a comment by a police officer

A police officer said, when dealing with deaf
drivers at night during traffic stops:

do not shine a flashlight in my face because
it prevents me from understanding what the
deaf driver is trying to say

Interestingly enough, police officers have also
been advised not to shine flashlights in
deaf drivers’ faces. Doesn’t work both ways!

 

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— ADA comedy of errors
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DeafDigest – 03 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 3, 2018

 

— illegal to use Coda children as interpreters

Many deaf parents use their Coda children as
interpreters. It is illegal according to
Civil Rights Laws Title VI, with respect
to hospitals using Coda children as
interpreters for their deaf parents.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/unwanted-coda-role/

 

— doctor’s bad attitude

In South Carolina, a doctor told a deaf
patient:

I don’t know how to deal with the disabled,
especially the deaf!

The deaf patient didn’t understand what the
doctor said, but a hearing friend, who was
with the deaf woman, told him about it when
they left the hospital. The deaf patient did,
however, ask for an interpreter and said
the hospital refused.

 

— Nyle’s BIGGEST insult!

Nyle DiMarco, our celebrity model/actor, who travels
quite extensively on behalf of the deaf, was
insulted BIG TIME. When he told the people with
the Illinois Airport Authorities of his deafness,
they gave him air safety booklet that was in
Braille! Guess it happens to some of us, that
at restaurants we tell the waiters of our
deafness, they hand out menus in Braille.
To laugh or to cry?

 

 

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— short or lengthy discrimination lawsuits
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DeafDigest – 02 April 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 2, 2018

 

— reason many hearing people hate captions

Reason many hearing people hate captions and
wanted it turned off at all times is distraction.
They struggle between watching captions and watching
the movie and listening to words!

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/distractions-and-distractions/

 

— a small book of 100 signs

Rupert, Idaho is a small town of about 6,000
people. No idea how many deaf people live in
that town – but anyway, the Rupert police
department wanted the officers to be able
to communicate with the deaf – just in case
something happened. Now, each police officer
carries with them a small pocket book that
has about 100 different signs, as well as
gestures and body languages. Just hope
that during emergencies, the police
officer will know which page and which
sign to look up (while waiting for the
interpreter to show up).

 

— hearing aid manufacturer pulls ad out

Laura Ingraham, the TV talk show host, showed
so much disrespect for the Parkland shooting
victims. She has lost many ads that have
sponsored her talk show. One of these pulled
ads is Hearing aid manufacturer Miracle-Ear.

 

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DeafDigest – 01 April 2018

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Christine Balaguer, who is deaf, will represent
the Philippines at the Century Tuna pageant.
She is a veteran of these Pageants, having
finished high in several past events.
The Arizona Commission for Deaf and the Hard
of Hearing is instructing the Phoenix Police
Department on how to deal with the deaf during
arrests.
Fedex is paying the price for refusing to hire
deaf applicants. The price – must release over
360,000 emails that relate to this discrimination
case. It was ordered by a federal judge.
Oklahoma School for the Deaf has named a building
on the campus to honor sSuperintendent Larry Hawkins.
This honor is great because normally such
ceremonies take place when superintendents
retire or leave their positions, and not while
they are on active duty.
A British deaf teenager was interviewed on TV.
He told the interviewer that his dream is to
be employed by Rolls Royce as an engineer when
he finishes school. The Rolls Royce executives
then gave him a private tour of the plant.
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  IS ADA STRONG OR WEAK?
    Is ADA strong or weak? ADA is 20 years old but
  we are always having problems. Almost every week we
  read in newspapers about lawsuits against doctors
  and hospitals. They would not give us interpreters.
    ADA is very strong if hearing people have strong
  attitude and want to help the deaf. ADA is very
  weak if hearing people have bad attitudes about us.
    ADA strong or weak? You decide!
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HIRING FRUSTRATIONS
    Story is almost always the same over the
  years. It is that a deaf CEO wants to hire the
  deaf for positions in his company. But at the
  end he hires the hearing instead of the deaf.
    Why? Deaf discriminating against the deaf?
  No. It is difficult to find qualified deaf
  applicants for these jobs.
    As a result, he hires the hearing. And
  the Deaf Community always gets upset about
  these hired hearing persons!
    It is a situation no one wins.
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I read a post on Facebook from a mother who is DeafBlind.
She made a medical appointment for her teenage son.
She booked the appointment during her son’s spring break from school.
She requested an interpreter for her communication access needs.
When they arrived at the medical office they waited to be called.
When they were called, the mother asked where is the interpreter?
The nurse said they had a Video Remote Interpreter on an iPad.
Bong!  The mother is DeafBlind! How can she access a VRI
interpreter?
So, the appointment had to be rescheduled.
Even when the mother mentioned she is DeafBlind the medical office
didn’t grasp this.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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South Dakota governor Dennis Daugaard, who is
a Coda, has signed his last batch of bills
before stepping down. One such bill was
to focus on the hiring of the new
superintendent of South Dakota School
for the Deaf.
Discrimination is illegal in Indonesia, yet
there was a story of a ride-sharing driver
refusing to pick up deaf passengers. Even
one driver told the deaf group to drop dead!
Matthew Maxey, who is deaf, knew no sign language
prior to enrolling at Gallaudet. He learned fast
and years later formed the DEAFinitely Dope
theatrical group that performs at musical events.
The Palm Springs museum (California) reached
agreement with the Los Angeles federal court
to make its facilities fully accessible to
the deaf.
Richard Ray was profiled in a newspaper story
as the ADA expert, advising the city of
Los Angeles on these deaf accessibility issues.
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A DEAF ACTOR IN A HEARING PLAY
    For many years, we, the deaf, have complained about
  hearing actors playing deaf roles in movies and plays.
    But what about the opposite – a deaf actor in a
  hearing play? Impossible?
    It is possible. Three years ago, Darren Fudenske,
  a deaf man, whose speech is very deaf, won the role
  of a hearing actor in a hearing play!
    The name of the play was “Buried Child” and it
  was performed in a Manhattan Lower East Side theater.
    That role only required little speaking, and that
  was why Darren was able to act in the play. Darren’s
  director was very supportive about this role.
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CONFUSION ABOUT ADA
    From time to time DeafDigest receives email from
  subscribers that want the address of ADA!
    ADA address? ADA is a law; it is not a federal
  agency.
    Lack of understanding is sad. ADA became a law in
  1990. It is long time ago, yet a few people still think
  it is a government agency.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person was talking with a deaf person
and then suddenly pointed at another hearing
person that was walking past them.
The deaf person thought hearing person said:
This is right
The hearing person actually said:
This is Wright
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Even the best of stenocaptioners sometimes make mistakes because the words
that they are stroking can be combined into other words. Captioners are
constantly working on their dictionaries to improve their translation.
However, sometimes an old entry in a dictionary can cause an undesired
translation.
A captioner may have these entries in his or her dictionary:
TEUL=till
TPAOU=few
The following sentence may be spoken containing those words:
“Because so many people have questions, we will hold a few till later.”
The captioner may have an entry lurking in their dictionary like this:
TPAOU/TEUL=futile
If that happened, then the sentence would incorrectly translate like this:
“Because so many people have questions, we will hold a futile later.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    The state of Oregon is saying they have
$150 mil necessary to upgrade facilities
at its own community colleges and universities.
    And even though Oregon School for the
Deaf has been given priority to receive
funds to upgrade a campus building, the
school is not getting a cent.
    Why? The explanation given by the
state is somewhat murky but it has something
to do with two different educational budgets.
    It was a newspaper story in the state.
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bickering is going on between the PETA and the University
of Wisconsin-Madison’s Research Animal Resources Center.
PETA is accusing the Wisconsin group of animal cruelty.
The Wisconsin group is saying their experiment findings
will benefit the deaf in the long run.
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