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Posts published in May 2018

DeafDigest – 31 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 31, 2018

 

— Daughter of a Basketball Wife is deaf

Basketball Wives is a popular TV reality
show, consisting of wives, girl friends
and ex’es of these well known basketball
stars. They complain to each other, stab
each other in the back and do plenty of
badmouthing. Anyway Wife Jackie Christie’s
daughter is Ta’Kari Lee. Both women have
not spoken to each other in years.
Ta’Kari Lee just revealed her deafness.
She said that she is 70 percent deaf
in her left ear and 30 percent deaf in
the right ear. She, however, functions
as a hearing paerson. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-daughter-of-basketball-wife/

 

— Starbucks’ math

Starbucks closed all of its stores to host a
nationwide workshop to train employees to be
sensitive to the needs of customers, the
deaf included. Look at Starbucks’ math:

175,000 employees
8,000 stores

How many of these employees have served
coffee for deaf customers? And how many
stores have been patronized by the deaf?

Even one employee admitted when she is
rushed, a long line facing her, she
tends to be impatient and gruff with
a difficult hearing customer.

Just hope the workshop pays off well
when a deaf person asks for a Starbucks
coffee!

 

— watching a deaf prisoner because of his deafness

A crime report in a newspaper said:

deaf person was placed in a holding cell all night
where an officer could “keep an eye on” him
because he was deaf

Do officers keep an eye on a deaf prisoner and
not on hearing prisoners? Don’t know!

 

 

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

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

05/27/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 30, 2018

 

— a big problem with diversity

What is diversity? Most people would say –
people of race and people of gender.
This is correct – but one thing is
missing – disability! This was the
argument deaf model Nyle DiMarco pointed
out, disagreeing with a post in
Huffington Post. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/people-of-diversity/

 

— lesson from Roseanne being fired

A newspaper headline said:
Lesson from Roseanne: Look for racist tweets before hiring

We have “deaf hate deaf” videos; these
videos show angry deaf explaining why
they hate some other deaf people. Who
knows – deaf schools and deaf agencies
may look at these videos first before
deciding to hire or not to hire deaf job
applicants! No one wants to hire
troublemakers.

 

— deaf kicked out of bus

A deaf person got on a bus. The bus driver
told the deaf person to find a seat and
sit down. The deaf person did not
understand. The angry bus driver
confronted the deaf man and kicked
him out of the bus! A sympathetic
passenger told the deaf man that
he was supposed to sit down. Anyway
a protest has been filed with the city.
The city has given an apology to the
deaf man, but the bus driver has
not been punished!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf in oil field job in Alaska
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/27/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 29, 2018

 

— a deaf winemaker

There are not too many deaf people in the
cut-throat world of competitive winemaking;
there are deaf people that make wine as
a hobby, at home, but not professionally.
Teisha Sauve, who is deaf and loves wines
at home, is a professional winemaker
with the Stonehouse Wines in
Quebec. A picture is at:

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

 

— $80,000 a year jobs available for deaf

From time to time DeafDigest mentions issues
re the deaf and these truck driving jobs.
There was a headline in a newspaper story
today which said:

few want an $80,000 job driving trucks

Truck driving is hard work; it is a challenge
for anyone – male, female, hearing, deaf!

 

— an apology or a joke

A deaf couple entered a shopping mall. The security
guard asked to look at the handbag the deaf woman
was carrying. The handbag zipper was stuck and she
couldn’t open it. She gestured the guard to please
wait until she could finally open the handbag.
Instead the couple was roughed up physically by
the guard and thrown out of the building. The
angry couple confronted the mall management.
The management instructed the security guard
to apologize to the deaf couple. Instead the
guard laughed very hard as if it was a joke.
Not satisfied, the deaf couple is contemplating
further action.

 

 

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

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

05/27/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 28, 2018

— Deaflympics and the criminal element

Do criminals get involved with the Deaflympics in
hopes of pocketing the funds for themselves?
In 2011, the Winter Deaflympics was cancelled at
the last minute in Slovakia because Jaromí Ruda,
the games chair, pocketed the funds for himself.
And now this – Deaflympics president Valery Rukhledev,
a Russian, has been accused of the same thing –
stealing money for himself. The theft has nothing
to do with the Deaflympics, but of a deaf organization
in Russia. Still, associating the Deaflympics with
these two criminals can be scary! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaflympics-boss/

(this just in – Rukhledev has been relieved of his
presidency for two months; an acting president
has been appointed – in his stead – at least until
the Russian courts sort out this mess)

 

— Starbucks and the deaf

Starbucks will close in the afternoon of
May 29th for training and re-training on
the sensitivity of dealing with all types
of customers and non-customers. Was
Starbucks bad to the deaf? There was a
lawsuit in New York some years back,
accusing Starbucks of discriminating
against the deaf. DeafDigest editor,
who loves Starbucks coffee, has never
dealt with discrimination in the
coffee place. He, however, has faced
a lot of discriminatory issues in many
other places – but never at Starbucks!
So, was Starbucks really that bad to
the deaf?

 

— sign language song confused as dancing

In Iran, dancing is considered doing something
evil. A group of deaf girls signed their
song during a performance. The officials
stopped it. They said it is dancing, not
signing! In other words, there is no Sign
Language freedom in Iran.

 

 

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

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

05/27/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 May 2018

DeafDigest Gold – May 27, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
Tourists dread visiting Murang, a city in Tanzania
because it is teeming with too many deaf beggars,
begging for money. This was the issue brought up
in a newspaper story.
An ugly incident at the Orlando airport took
place when a hearing passenger got physical
with a deaf couple’s hearing ear dog. It
has become a matter of “he did this” and
“he did that” – as law enforcement people
have been watching the videos to see exactly
how the physical incident started. To make
matters worse, asides from kicking the hearing
ear dog, was that the pregnant deaf woman was
punched in the stomach!
Geeta, the deaf girl who accidentally crossed
the border from India to Pakistan, and was
held for 13 years, already has over 25
marriage proposals. Men are willing to marry
her even though Geeta, after returning to
India, has not been able to locate her
parents and her family.
A hearing couple once considered getting
a divorce over a deaf child – but there
is a twist to this reason. They wanted
their deaf child to get implanted, but
insurance companies won’t pay for it.
By getting divorced, medicaid would
kick in – and ultimately pay for the CI!
It is not known, yet, if they went
ahead with the divorce.
“Make Up” is British’s first all-deaf,
all sign language movie. Already the
British movie critics are talking
about it – even though they do not
understand sign language, much less
the British Deaf Culture!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF FOR NOTHING FOR MANY YEARS
    This is a true story. A senior citizen
has been deaf for many years. He was told he
was deaf because of nerve damage.
    Recently he went to a doctor, and was told
he is deaf because of bone damage. The doctor
also explained to him he can become hearing
again after an operation to fix bone damage!
    After the operation, he is now hearing.
An operation can’t fix nerve damage but can
fix bone damage.
    For many years he was deaf for nothing!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A DEAF FOSSIL
    Earth has many, many fossils. Were any of the
fossils deaf?
    There was one – a fossil of a bat that is
52 million years old.
    Bats are deaf. So, possibly this is the oldest
Deaf Fossil that we know about!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
We had lunch with my brother and his wife up in Quebec, Canada.
My brother is not deaf and can communicate in English and French.
His wife only speaks in French and knows very little English.
My wife who is hearing speaks English and signs in ASL.
I require Tactile ASL at all times to communicate.
In this situation my sister in law and I get the summary of the
discussion!
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 – 28 May 2018

DeafDigest Blue – May 27, 2018
Blue Edition
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf man on stock market trading floor
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Top stories about the deaf:
Two young deaf leaders won American grants to
embark on a study of deaf life and Deaf Culture
in Fiji and Papua New Guinea.
Adequate medical care for the deaf has continued
to be a big issue in Great Britain – for one reason –
many physicians have never met a deaf patient and
are at a loss on how to communicate with them.
Even with interpreters and video relay services,
these doctors still feel uneasy.
A deaf man who was fired from his job filed
a lawsuit. He said he was never trained for the
tasks he was supposed to do, and which led to
the employers firing him, saying he was
incompetent!
Deafinitely Theatre, in Great Britain, is offering
a training course to help deaf actors for roles
in hearing plays.
An independent film – Chef Darren, that features
deaf chef/owner Darren Weiss at his Manhattan
Beach (CA) restaurant, is being shown locally.
Incidentally there is another chef by the same
last name – Jonathan Weiss, but they are both
not related – but work in the same restaurant
field!
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you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided at no-cost, with 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
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A DEAF CLOCK REPAIRMAN
    We have had many deaf people that repaired wrist
watches. But have we ever had a deaf person that repaired
a town tower clock. This is a big clock in downtown where
people look at it and depend on it to get the right time?
    Yes. The late Lee Brody, who was famous for his past
Phone TTY business, was a tower clock repairman during
his younger days.
    The clock was in downtown Fairlawn, New Jersey,
and he walked up the tower from time to time to make
the repairs.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend was telling a deaf friend about
an all-time classic movie he watched
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I liked the Ellen of Troy movie
The hearing person actually said:
I liked the Helen of Troy movie
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A SCARY INCIDENT
    A deaf person lived with his hearing family members
in a house.
    One morning, a stranger knocked on the door. A
hearing family member yelled “please open the door and
come in.”
    The deaf person did not know that a family member
was yelling – and was surprised to see a stranger
come into the house.
    Thinking the hearing person came in uninvited,
the deaf person threw him out of the house.
    It was not realized until few hours later that
there was a big deaf-hearing misunderstanding.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Today, captioning is not only for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of captioning and
its many uses.
The primary purpose of captioning is to provide equal access for people
with a hearing loss, but many hearing people are using it in different
ways. Most of us have probably seen captioning on the television screens
in health and fitness clubs, hospitals, airports, and bars and lounges.
Captioning can also be used to help people who are learning English as a
second language and children who are learning to read. It can increase the
literacy skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing students and hearing students
alike.
Even people who read very well can use captioning to help them hear,
understand, and remember the details of a television show, movie,
convention, or seminar. Studies have been done that show that people
remember more of what they see.
All of us should work together to get the very best captioning possible
because it is helping all of us to become better at what we do.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    It has been a long time in coming, but finally
Virginia government has decided to formally close
the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in
Hampton. It will become a surplus state property on
July 1, 2009.
    The school should never have remained in operations
for so many years. There was already another school
in Staunton. For some reason the Virginia government
never could make up their minds – thus dragging
their feet for over 40 years. In the meantime other
southern states quickly made up their minds on merging
their Schools for the Deaf and the Schools for the
Negro Deaf. But not the Virginians until just now!
note:
the abandoned property continues to be a sore
issue. No one knows what to do with this
property, considered a prime piece of land
in Hampton, VA. It was a sprawling campus
years ago.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The school districts of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania
has shown frustration in dealing with rising costs of
special education even though there has been a decline
in special education students!
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DeafDigest – 25 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 25, 2018

 

— Deaf Cake Boss to challenge Cake Boss

Cake Boss is a famous reality TV cable program about
a bakery in New Jersey, making any and all kinds of
cakes. What about a Deaf Cake Boss? There is one
in Miami, Florida – Mayra Cakes, a deaf wife-deaf
husband bakery team. Mayra bakes the cakes,
and Jason does all the design work on these
cakes. They have just opened up up their
own bakery and hiring the deaf. Mayre’s
shirt says “Queen of Cakes.” Very possibly
they are the #1 Deaf Cakemaker in USA.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/mayra-cakes-miami/

 

— 2018 so far a great year for Marlee

Marlee Matlin may not be compared with actresses
her age. Many talented actresses have hard time
finding roles – because of age discrimination.
This is a sad fact of life in Hollywood! But
Marlee? So far this year through first five
months, she already had three roles –
ABC’s Quantico, Syfy’s The Magicians
and now this Sundance Now’s This Close.

Said Marlee:
three very, very different roles, and I’m
very excited about the fact that there’s
opportunity to play different characters
on different outlets

And 2018 has seven months to go, so how
many more great roles for her this year?

 

— a worry about medicaid and the deaf

A deaf leader said:
People who need it, they could get pushed out of
the program

This refers to deaf people on SSDI, which is part
of the confusing medicaid rules. These rules
got more confusing because of the White House
insistence that those that can work but are
getting benefits, should rejoin the labor
force. But every state has their own medicaid
(SSDI) rules!

 

 

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

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

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 24 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 24, 2018

 

 

— famous deaf person being ignored by hearing

Model/actor Nyle DiMarco is just about the world’s
best known deaf person. He never stops advocating
for the rights and needs of the deaf. Yet,
he has dealt with fashion people that won’t
hire him because of his deafness. And even
during his modeling sessions, photographers
do not consult him on picture-taking
ideas. It is not surprising. Scared
hearing people would make bad decisions
just to avoid discussing issues with the deaf.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/motto-for-hearing-people/

 

— pointing and yelling at deaf in voting booths

Are deaf people left alone while entering a
voting booth to vote in a public election?
An activist pretended to be deaf in the
polling place. She said that voting officials
would point their fingers and do a lot of
yelling at her. This incident did not happen
in USA but in Barbados where many hearing
people still think deaf people are helpless!

 

— pilot program can be scary

A pilot program is nothing more than just an
experiment. Anyway the Lincoln Grand Cinema
(Lincoln, Nebraska) will be showing open
captions twice a week through August 1st.
It starts with the wildly popular
Solo: A Star Wars Story. Possibly many
deaf people will show up, because they
love Star Wars movies. Will these deaf
people continue to watch other open
captioned movies after the Star Wars
showing? If attendance is low with
these other films, then DeafDigest
is afraid Lincoln Grand Cinema may
reconsider their pilot program (at
least after August 1st).

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— hearing friend helps deaf at outcry auctions
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 23, 2018

 

— reasons why babies cry

When a baby cries, there is a reason – wet diapers,
hunger, seeking attention, etc. Hearing parents
may be able to figure out these cries. Deaf
parents may find this task difficult. There
is a new app which tells the deaf parents
why their babies are crying. A picture of
this app is at:

http://deafdigest.com/app-tells-deaf-parents-why-babies-cry/

Now, what about an app that tells dog lovers that
cannot hear or understand why their dogs cry!

 

— a scary police non-incident

Yesterday DeafDigest editor was walking in
downtown Washington, DC. All of a sudden
someone on a bicycle had to change directions
to avoid knocking down the DeafDigest editor.
It was a police officer. He was probably
screaming and yelling to “get out of the way”
but got no response. No one wants incidents
(or accidents) with police officers.

 

— blueblood in deaf family

Dummy Hoy started a blueblood family. He
was a famous major league player that
advocates nowadays push for his hall
of fame induction. One hearing son
became a judge; another hearing son
became a state legislator. His
nephew was the leading baker of
breads in Los Angeles. Hoy himself
never went to Gallaudet but has
baseball/softball fields named after
him. Before he became a baseball pro,
he owned a shoe repair business
in Ohio.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— three ADA words attorneys go to war over!
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 22 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 22, 2018

— which is better – captions or subtitles

A deaf media person said, on a web site that
captions look faster but hard to follow,
while subtitles are easy to follow with
better positioning on the screen. But
captions will give background noise,
such as door knocking, phone ringing, etc.
The subtitles do not have it. Which is
best? Your choice! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/subtitles-vs-captions/

 

— trucker shortage an opportunity for the deaf

Today’s newspapers said:

America doesn’t have enough truckers

What this means is opportunity for more
deaf people to become truck drivers!
Hope this happens.

 

— very scary in Florida

Sinkholes are always scary; Florida has a number
of these sinkholes. There was a story today of
four sinkholes in a central Florida retirement
community. That community is The Villages, which
is where a good number of deaf retirees reside.
DeafDigest just hopes nothing happens to our
deaf friends at The Villages.

 

 

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

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

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 21, 2018

— a very disappointing comment by a mayor

Gerard Landry, not deaf, is the mayor of Denham
Springs, Louisiana, a city of some 10,400 people.
In a newspaper interview, he said, in part:

my parents were deaf mutes

A son, in an important position, insulting his
parents as deaf-mutes! How so disappointing!
A picture is at:

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— confession by a deaf attorney

Attorney Spencer Kontnik, Denver, CO, is
deaf. He does not know ASL and communicates
via lipreading and speech. He said, in a
newspaper interview:

I have definitely been guilty of acting like
I understand what people are saying but I really
don’t know what they’re talking about.

This is the reason why deaf people are good
at smiling and nodding their heads and faking
their way through. DeafDigest editor is no better!

 

— 5th world’s most used sign language out of luck

There was an annoucement that the 2018 FIFA
World Cup Russia will broadcast four sign
language videos during the big event to keep
deaf fans updated on the game results. Soccer
is the most popular sport in the world, meaning
that the World Cup is equal to our Super Bowl.
Anyway, what are these four sign language vidoes?
Meaning the 5th sign language will not be taped
for the enjoyment of deaf fans!

 

Deaf jobs – latest update (another Gallaudet athletics position)
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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

05/20/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 21 May 2018

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/superbowl-ads/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

In Fresno, California, a new deaf event took place
– the Deaf Prom. This event gathers all mainstreamed
students from the area into one setting so that they
can enjoy themselves socializing and making new
friends on Prom Night.

Profiled in a local newspaper story was volunteer
firefighter Eric Nusbaum, Elsmere, NY. He is deaf
and the chief told the interviewer that he does
everything possible to fight fires – except to
go inside to fight the fire face to face.
This is true of most, if not all, volunteer
deaf firefighters.

Oregon Health & Science University is buying
the world’s most powerful microscopes. One of
the reasons is to study the causes of deafness.

Most construction companies do not hire the deaf.
Eguizabal Construction, a deaf-owned construction
company in London, has an all-deaf staff. They
do work on school buildings, houses, office
buildings and other projects.

Google has been telling web developers to close
caption all of their apps, even if most of the
app-users are not deaf.

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Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

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A DEAF OWNER OF FUNERAL HOMES
When a person dies, the funeral home takes care of
everything – casket, burial, cemetery and funeral
services.
It is a very serious business because respect must
be given to the family of the deceased person.
Could a deaf person own a funeral home. Yes, we
have a deaf person – Lori Kober, of South Dakota,
and she owns two funeral home businesses. She has
been in the business for 13 years and has the respect
of hearing people in small towns in South Dakota.

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

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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
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more information:

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RIGHT WAY OR WRONG WAY TO DESCRIBE DEAF
There was a convention last week by American
Psychiatric Association. There was a hot debate
on right or wrong way to describe a person –
fat person, blind person, very short person,
person with criminal mind, person with limited
intelligence, etc.
The convention delegates did not discuss
right or wrong way to describe a deaf person –
such as deaf-mute, deaf-dumb, etc.
Maybe the deaf are not important to
psychiatrists?

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

My gym buddies who come and pick me up to go to the gym are out until June!

I started walking again since winter finally ended!

I tend to do 4 miles in 1 1/2 hours.

There is a new obstacle course on the main road.

I feel like I am doing hurdles on a track and field course, going around orange barrels and cones!

The construction crews are working overnights repaving the busy road.

Let’s see how well I score for the summer Olympics!

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

A bill was passed to change the functions of the
state Commission of Deaf, Deafblind and Hard-of-Hearing
in Minnesota. Reason was to make more efficient the
commission functions.

For many years, deaf people of Finland faced
discrimination. A recent workshop sponsored by the
Finnish Association of the Deaf has addressed
this issue.

A deaf leader in New Zealand complained that
closed captions really do not help the deaf
because they rely on New Zealand sign language
interpreters. For that reason, he said that
the deaf are the last to know when the government makes an announcement.

Kalindi Persadh has become the first deaf woman
to enroll at a medical school in South Africa
(UKZN Nelson Mandela School of Medicine).

There was a story of some deaf people, with
CI’s, going through Electrotherapy in order
to relieve the pain inside their heads!

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CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE
Many states are broke; many school systems are
broke.
They have a hard time deciding – to hire cheap
interpreters or expensive interpreters. Also, to
hire cheap CART operators or expensive CART
operators.
A cheap interpreter and a cheap CART operator
may show low quality with many mistakes. An
expensive interpreter and an expensive CART
operator will show best quality with very
few errors.
What is the best choice? It is hard to
decide, but DeafDigest prefers expensive
interpreters and expensive CART operators
because of less errors.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:

Meet Our Team

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SOME STATE LEGISLATORS ARE FUNNY
This is a true story. Years ago, a deaf political
advocate wanted his home state to pass a bill to give
discounts for deaf people that use TTY to make long
distance calls.
People told him that the legislators will vote
against the bill. This deaf leader did his homework,
practicing with friends on debates, reading on legislative
rules, making contacts with deaf community, etc.
He arrived at the state capitol ready for a fight;
his arms were carrying materials to show the
legislators.
The legislators saw him and told him to go home
because they already passed the bill before he
arrived.
Was the deaf man happy? No, he was very upset
because he felt he wasted his time doing his
homework! And he drove more than 2 hours from his
home for nothing.

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

Outside, the rain was heavy

The deaf son thought his hearing mother said:
It is boring

The hearing mother actually said:
It is pouring

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One thing that I think some people don’t consider when they are working with CART captioners is where the CART captioners will sit or how they will position themselves to the proceedings so that they can hear what is going on.

I read somewhere that a person who was a CART consumer thought that, as a group, sign language interpreters had better hearing than CART captioners. I really don’t believe that that is true. I think, as a group, our hearing is about the same.

I believe that one of the differences might be that interpreters are many times right in the middle of what is being said, but a CART captioner might be positioned over to the side. A sign language interpreter is often able to look directly at the person speaking, while the person speaking is often behind or out of sight of the CART captioner.

Sometimes a CART captioner might be more looked upon as a machine rather than as a person who has to be able to see and hear what is going on. People have to remember that, just because a CART captioner is using a machine, it is not the machine that is inputting the information to be translated. The person sitting behind the keys has to hear, understand, and input what is being said.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Can we imagine a percentage of proceeds from NASCAR
earmarked for a school for the deaf?
Of course not. Proceeds go into NASCAR individuals’
pockets. Well, in South Korea, a percentage of proceeds from
its motorboat racing industry go to The Nippon Foundation.
This foundation, over the years, have used the money to
finance educational and training programs for the deaf
in several nations.
The most recent recipient is a new bilingual school
for the deaf, the first in Japan.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

At the Gallaudet graduation ceremony, the featured speaker was
Raymond H. LaHood, the head of the US Department of
Transportation. He gave a great speech, emphasizing his
roots with the deaf – his agency hiring the deaf, serving
the congressional district that includes Illinois School
for the Deaf and serving on the Gallaudet board of trustees.
Yet, what LaHood did not mention was interesting. He did not
mention anything about his agency’s work in helping the
deaf truck drivers get their Class B commercial driver’s
licenses! This was a major breakthrough that LaHood did not
mention. Maybe he felt the Gallaudet audience was not appropriate
for his comments about deaf truckers?

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DeafDigest – 18 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 18, 2018

 

— from a Deaf Hero to a Hearing Hero

From a Deaf Hero to a Hearing Hero (not implanted
with a CI)? In an interview, Nyle DiMarco said that
The Marvel was a deaf hero in the comic books.
Yet, when Marvel Cinematic Universe made a movie
out of The Marvel, this character was shown
as a Hearing Hero! Discrimination? Yes!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-hero-or-hearing-hero/

 

— lying with facts on online dating sites

A deaf woman admitted she lied by putting down false facts
about herself, including hiding her deafness on these
online dating sites. She felt that if she mentioned her
deafness, she would not get any dates! Did it work? She
got one date, without telling him of her deafness. Near
the end of her date she admitted she was deaf. Hard to
say if lying went well – because she said it was just
a “practice” date! She, however, did not mention if
she got a second date from him.

 

— different way of working with the police

More police departments work with deaf organizations
and deaf agencies to improve relationships with the
deaf. This one in Lubbock, Texas is different.
The contact person is Lori Whitefield; she is deaf,
and while she works with different organizations in
the area, she does not represent a single deaf
organization! If this different approach works, then
it is great.

 

 

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

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

05/13/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 17 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 17, 2018

 

— deaf stepfather’s big shock

Deaf Hank Blankenship became a stepfather when he married
Deaf Deidre, and immediately became a role model father
for her two children. That took place 14 years ago.
They both had two more children for a total of four
in the family. The two stepchildren wanted a legal
father, not a stepfather and the two younger children
wanted the older stepchildren to becme their full
brother and sister. They came up with a plan –
to give Hank the adoption papers at a surprise
home event. The shocked Hank quickly accepted
the plan. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/young-stepfather-and-older-father/

 

— Marlee Matlin shuts up the Yanny and Laurel question

Right now, Yanny and Laurel is a fad, a trick voice
from an audio. Many hearing people think the audio
said Yanny while many other hearing people also think
this same audio said Laurel. Marlee Matlin, who is deaf,
was asked this question – Yanny or Laurel. She said:

Yanni or Laurel? Don’t ask me. I can’t hear

Her comment won over many people!

 

— second reason to hate the portable captioning device

Yesterday DeafDigest said that hearing people look
over deaf person’s shoulder in a movie theater
and complain that the portable captioning device
bothers them. Here is the second reason – a deaf
person must balance the device with popcorn and
soda and candy and in case of women, their
purses. Must have 5 or 6 hands instead of two
hands to carry all that stuff!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf man still jailed despite given court dismissal
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/13/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 16 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 16, 2018

 

— DEAF 108 in Florida

What is DEAF 108? No one knows in Lee County in Florida.
Suddenly a graffiti artist wrote “DEAF 108” at many
locations in the county. Is it deaf-related? Is it
gang-related? Or is it something else? A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf108/

 

— ADA violation: refusing to communicate with deaf customers

Is it a violation of ADA if a business place, without
interpreters, refuses to write to the deaf customer
with a pad and pen? DeafDigest think so – ADA says
businesses are required to take whatever steps necessary
to communicate with the deaf – and that includes
pad and pen. Not every deaf person requires an
interpreter because clearly written notes will do.

 

— one reason to hate the portable movie captioning devices

Do add this to the list why deaf people hate these
portable movie captioning devices:

that hearing people sit behind the deaf and look over
the deaf person’s shoulder and complain that the captions
bother them!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— pushed very hard for captions
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/13/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 15 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 15, 2018

— AI claim, true or not true

A Microsoft spokesperson said that with AI,
closed caption accuracy is promised even if
it has to caption a scene where two hearing
people are screaming at each other. True
or not true? DeafDigest is skeptical. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/screams-being-captioned/

 

— police decision: deaf woman arguing with hearing woman

At a gas station in Chicago, a deaf woman got into an
argument with a hearing woman. Police came over.
The police officer was not able to communicate with
the deaf woman, but listened to what the hearing woman
said (that the deaf woman pushed her during the
argument). For reasons of not being able to
communicate, the police officer did not arrest the
deaf woman. But later on, after reviewing the incident
the hearing woman was arrested for battery! It is
not known why the police officer never got an
interpreter – but at any rate, it was determined
the hearing woman was not telling the truth.

 

— innocently getting into trouble during airflight

A deaf person that behaves perfectly as an airline
passenger still can get into trouble and risk getting
kicked out! The flight attendant has a list of
passengers that need special attention – ie a
deaf passenger. But if the deaf person, for some
reason, is not on the list, then the flight
attendant may have no way of knowing about it.
And if the deaf passenger “ignores” flight
attendant’s questions, then the risk is getting
kicked off the plane! This is not a joke. It
happened to one deaf passenger!

 

 

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

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

05/13/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 14 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 14, 2018

 

— deaf role in a different kind of Shakespearian play

Nadia Nadarajah is deaf and she was shocked when the director
of Hamlet, a Shakepearian play, offered her a role in that
play. She accepted. This play is different – because all
of the actors are female. The director wanted the play
to be different while at the same time, showing the
audience that it didn’t matter if the actors were
male or female! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-character-in-hearing-shakespearian-play/

 

 

— deaf-owned greenhouse in Ohio

In Bowling Green, Ohio, one of the biggest greenhouses is
Klotz Floral Design & Garden. This business opened up in
1918 by a deaf husband-deaf wife team. Several generations
later, this business continues as the biggest greenhouse
in the city. Customers that enter the greenhouse would have
no clue that the founders were deaf.

 

— lake police screaming at all boaters

Lone Star Law is a TV program about Texas
wildlife law enforcement officers, trying
to enforce laws of nature in the state.
One segment showed a drowning of a recreational
boater. The officers arrived at the lake,
and screamed for all boaters to move out
and to stay clear – so that they can do the
investigation. What if the boaters were
deaf and unaware of the commotion going on?
Could be pretty much scary.

 

 

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

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

05/13/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 13 May 2018

DeafDigest Gold – May 13, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
Some deaf schools, faced with declining enrollments,
are forced to re-invent themselves. One such school –
The Donaldson School, in Scotland, instead of just
teaching only the deaf, is expanding its resources
to teach those with Asperger’sautism, dyslexia, ADHD,
social anxiety disorders and other conditions.
There is a big reason why Irish Sign Language has not
been recognized as an official language – politics?
No one could agree on the Irish Language Act, which
was supposed to recognize the Irish language as an
official language. For that reason, Irish Sign
Language got trapped by this political disagreement.
Microsoft AI has been designed to help the deaf with
respect to real-time captions of people talking
in front of them. Will it work? Stay tuned.
Chris Haulmark, a former deaf candidate for the
Third Congressional District race (Olathe, KS)
said that he dropped out because he felt that
one of the hearing candidates represents the
deaf as well as for the diverse people in
the district.
There is a big demand by the deaf and by ASL
students in North Dundas, MN to have the
Cannon Valley Cinema 10 open caption their
films. So far, the management is not budging,
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WAL-MART AND THE DEAF
    Last week’s DeafDigest briefly mentioned Wal-Mart
hiring the deaf but not promoting them to better
paying positions.
    A DeafDigest subscriber from a Midwestern
state said that Wal-Mart never hires interpreters
for deaf employees in staff and award meetings.
    And that for the past 10 years Wal-Mart hired
five deaf people in one Midwestern store. All
of them were fired because of minor violations.
    Is it possible that Wal-Mart hires the deaf
and keeps them for one year before firing them
to take advantage of tax incentives for
hiring the deaf?
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STILL MORE COMPLAINTS ON SUPERBOWL ADS
    Super Bowl is over, but complaints on Super
Bowl ads are still continuing.
    Some have complained that the same Super Bowl
TV ad was captioned in one part of USA but not
captioned in another part of USA!
    Why? Maybe some local TV stations may have
messed up with the ad captions.
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It “takes a village” to rescue our dog.
We hired a young lady to help with Spring cleaning.
I was supervising and went out to the gym while she cleaned.
Upon returning, I needed to let my kid’s dogs outside.
Somehow, the wind blew the door open and the little one ran out FREE!
The lady went out to search for the little dog, I also went out with a
leash looking for the dog as well.
My neighbor came out and got my arm and turned me around and pointed that
way.
The other neighbor walked to me and offered her elbow and guided me to the
dog.
The young lady who cleaned my house was sitting there waiting for me to
bring the leash.
It was a team effort to rescue the dog!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 13 May 2018

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Top stories about the deaf:
The Florida Supreme Court said that a student
injured during an incident at the now-closed
National Deaf Academy in 2015 was the result
of staff negligence and not due to medical
malpractice.
The Lexington, KY mayoral race has seven
candidates. One of them – William Weyman –
is deaf and used an interpreter to respond
to questions from the audience at an
event.
A deaf employee at a restaurant chain Texas
was given a free hearing aid, costs chipped
in by his fellow employees. What made it
so unusual was that this deaf employee
was only two months into his job!
People are still talking about The Silent
Child. Even one newspaper made this comment
that Maisie Sly is the first deaf performer
to be recognized by the Motion Picture Academy
since Marlee Matlin won the Oscar. Recognition?
Not sure what it exactly means – is winning an
award considered recognition, thus ignoring
many, many talented deaf performers over the
years that never won an Oscar?
A scandal is brewing in Canada with respect to
the Cecilia Jeffrey School in Kenora, Ontario.
That facility, in the past, has been accused of
using experimental drugs on deaf children (without
parental consent).
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LINCOLN’S A AND L FINGERSPELLED HANDS?
    At the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC,
deaf visitors will notice Abraham Lincoln’s
hands spelled A and L.
    Was it planned by the sculptor or was it
unplanned?
    Some said it was planned; the National Park
Service said it was not planned. But there are
two things we must understand.
    First, Lincoln supported the deaf and signed the
bill to establish Gallaudet University.
    Second, the sculptor Daniel Chester French had
a deaf son and knew ASL.
    Was it planned or was it unplanned? You decide !
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BLACKOUTS AND THE DEAF
    We have read in the newspapers about power blackouts
in Kentucky because of bad snow storms. The Amish people
were OK, while their neighbors were not OK. Amish families
do not depend on electricity while we, all do.
    Years ago, there was a power black out in New York
City. There was no electricity everywhere. The blind people
were OK while we were not. The blind people do not depend
on lights to walk through the building.
    Let us suppose there was no sound everywhere in the
world. The hearing people will suffer; the deaf will
not suffer!
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Lip reading tale
Seeing a dog, the deaf person thought hearing person said:
Dog is linking
The hearing person actually said:
Dog is licking
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
In comparison to sign language interpreting, Communication Access Realtime
Translation (CART) is a relatively new profession, and people may not know
some of the differences from and similarities to using sign language
interpreters.
What people should remember is that most of the time CART captioners are
attempting to write everything that is going on as close to verbatim as
they possibly can. Many times people speak quickly and on top of one
another.
If a speaker is being very dramatic and says, “I had a wonderful,
fantastic, magnificent, awesome trip,” the CART captioner is usually
trying to write all four of those words, “wonderful, fantastic,
magnificent, awesome.” Because ASL interpreters primarily are interpreting
concepts, they may only use one sign for all four of those words.
Sometimes a speaker is speaking in sentence fragments and not completing
his sentences. The CART captioner is still trying to write it verbatim, so
the text may appear a little difficult to read or confusing on the screen.
Once again, an ASL interpreter would be conveying the concept, so people
may not realize that the speaker is speaking in fragments.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    A signing bartender was featured in the
edition of DC Examiner, a handout newspaper.
His bar hosts Deaf Night once a week; it all
helped that people working the bar has a
deaf relative or has a deaf significant
other.
    This bartender said it is much easier
dealing with deaf patrons when the
bar scene is loud; much easier to read
signs than to hear through masses of
noisy patrons!
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
A nervous moment for the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf
near Portland in Maine. The state Education Committee is looking
into ways how charter schools should be funded. Should it be
funded as a line item in the state budget, which was the way it
has been for years – or – should it be made as a part of the
state budget? If it is part of the state budget then the
deaf school will be made vulnerable when legislators cut and
slash the funds.
note:
The school has eventually evolved into a state-wide
deaf education resource center. Students living
in the Portland area are mainstreamed but with
collaboration with the center staff.
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DeafDigest – 11 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 11, 2018

 

— baseball traitor helps deaf-owned business

Albert Pujols is one of the best baseball players
right now. For a long time he played for St Louis
Cardinals, but left to join the Los Angeles Angels.
Many fans in St Louis still call him the traitor.
Yet he took time to help endorse a deaf owned
novelties business in the St Louis area. We do
not find famous athletes doing that for small,
deaf owned businesses, but Pujols did.

http://deafdigest.com/famous-athlete-endorses-deaf-owned-business/

 

— red tape discrimination with deaf truck driving students

A deaf man from Alabama who just graduated from a truck
driving program said he had to wait six months to
get medical clearance waiver because of deafness
and also to get learners’ permit to attend classes.
A hearing truck driving student shows up for school
and gets admitted within maybe just a few days.
For that deaf student from Alabama – six months
wait. Discrimination, yes even though federal
government allows deaf truck drivers!

 

— a newspaper story about a $22-an-hour job

The USA Today ran a story that headlined:

He went from jail to a $22-an-hour job

While it is not easy for ex-prisoners (hearing)
to get these $22.00 per hour jobs, it is just
almost impossible for deaf ex-prisoners to get
these same high paying jobs. There are many,
unfortunately, deaf prisoners. Once they are
released, their job prospects are not bright.
But for a few selected hearing prisoners, their
job prospects are bright. Prison discrimination?
Yes, unfortunately for deaf prisoners.

 

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

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

05/06/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 10 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 10, 2018

 

— deaf employees banned from using ASL at work?

Albertsons, a supermarket chain, is being sued for requiring
Spanish-speaking employees to speak English on the job.
What if Albertsons had many deaf employees at one supermarket
location and tried to ban ASL from being spoken on the premises?
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/language-confusion-everywhere/

 

— prisoners interpreting for prisoners

In Louisiana, hearing prisoners could apply
to enroll in an intepreting program to
become interpreters for their fellow
prisoners that are deaf. Good or bad?
Intepreters are supposed to follow code
of ethics and maintain professionalism
while interpreting. Would these hearing
prisoners (lifers or long term) be
bound, with conscience to these rules
and ethics? Escape from prison is often
#1 on their thoughts.

 

— top hearing chef tries to help deaf chefs

Hearing chef Adam Perry Lang is famous for one
big reason – he switched from French style
restaurants to BBQ restaurants! Anyway, as
a young man he saw a deaf man working in
a kitchen of a restaurant in France. Never
forgotting the deaf, he has made it his goal
to hire and train deaf chefs for his restaurant
in Los Angeles. If you are deaf and love
working in the kitchen do look up Adam Perry
Lang at his APL Restaurant in Los Angeles.

 

 

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

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

05/06/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 09 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 9, 2018

— to be deaf and to be Democrat in Indiana

Indiana is a Republican Party stronghold. It did not
prevent a deaf woman – Kim Mettache, a Democrat,
from running for three different seats –
in the Democratic convention, in the Dyer
town council and for the state Secretary of State
and Treasurer. Running for three seats in one
election is unusual but Kim is an unusual
person. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/three-seats-in-one-election/

 

— creating a sign for a White House leader

The deaf of New Zealand invented a sign to identify
a White House leader. The sign would be a hand on top
of the head with fingers waving back and forth.
Is this sign an insult? No – deaf people all over
the world tend to create signs that would immediately
identify famous people!

 

— a world-famous play closes up

One of the world’s most famous theatrical plays
is “Children of a Lesser God.” The original play
featured the late Phyllis Frelich as Sarah. This
play was revived and shown again on Broadway –
and it will closed up soon. Reason? According
to a newspaper story:

its’ run shortened because of weak sales

It is disappointing.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— backgammon, world ranked deaf player
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

05/06/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 08 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 8, 2018

— a possible scary situation with the cops

There was a big story of a hearing man buying
candy at a convenience store, and was almost
arrested by a police officer. The officer,
wearing plain clothes, thought it was a
theft of candy. It is scary if it happened
to a deaf person! What if the police officer
screamed behind a deaf person’s back, thinking
he stole the candy? Just too scary. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/scary-purchase/

 

— cannot read or write

The World Health Organization, which is part of
the United Nations, said that almost 80 percent
of the deaf all over the world, cannot read or
write. True or false? Don’t know as DeafDigest
editor is always wary of statistics that look
too bad to be true!

 

— mocking the deafness of a famous person

There was a story today about Comedy Central
people mocking Marlee Matlin’s deafness.
Two examples:

Seth McFarlane crudely imitating a deaf person with
deaf actress Marlee Matlin (watching him)

and

Everyone mocked Matlin’s deafness

DeafDigest is not laughing. It is not funny.

 

 

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

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

05/06/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 07 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 7, 2018

— Deaf Market or Hearing Market

There was a “Deaf Shark Tank” event in
Washington, DC, sponsored by Gallaudet,
that was open to all deaf entrepreneurs.
Eight such deaf entrepreneurs came up
with their start-up ideas, hoping to
win the top prize. How many ideas were
aimed at the Deaf Market and also how
many were for the Hearing Market?
Six such proposals were for the Deaf
whereas two other proposals were for
the Hearing. The winner was for the
Deaf Market – see-through surgical mask.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/one-word-is-missing/

 

— certified interpreters or student interpreters

An angry interpreting advocate spoke out –
saying interpreting agencies do not
care about quality; deaf people are cheated
when student (inexperienced) interpreters
show up at highly important events! Is
it true? Unfortunately for DeafDigest
editor, yes, as he had some important
meetings that were messed up by
student interpreters that could not
understand ASL.

 

— a successful deaf event

Deaf people are sad that deaf clubs are
closing up. Yet, one woman started a
deaf club that meets once a month. It
started with 20 people and has grown
to nearly 100 people. It is unusual
because it was a hearing woman that
started a deaf club for one reason –
so that she can learn sign language
by socializing with deaf members.
And it is not taking place at a
deaf club headquarters but at a
hearing pub – in Great Britain!

 

 

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

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

05/06/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 06 May 2018

DeafDigest Gold – May 6, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
Gallaudet was mentioned in a group of
four universities in District of
Columbia that do not permit its
campus police officers to bear firearms.
Gallaudet used allow firearms, but not
any more.
Deaf students want to earn diplomas.
Education officials want deaf students
to earn certificates. This dispute
is going on at the Patandi School
for the Deaf in Tanzania. A diploma
means the deaf student received
better education as opposed to those
getting certificates.
In United Arab Emirates, the government
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
waived video usage fees for deaf users.
A new sign language book to help deaf students
learn math is being developed in Ireland.
This is an important development because in
different Irish schools, different interpreters
would come up with different signs for one
math word.
A health care worker was fired in Great
Britain after hitting a deaf patient.
He is facing charges in an upcoming
trial.
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DEAF PRISONERS IN ENGLAND
    Sad to say, we have many deaf prisoners in USA.
There are also many deaf prisoners in England.
    Which nation gives better attention to deaf
prisoners – USA or England?
    Hard to say, but in England there is a
“Deaf Prison Project”. It is an organization
that tries to help the deaf prisoners in England.
    In USA, some states try to help deaf prisoners;
other states ignore deaf prisoners.
    Deaf prisoners need interpreters, captions,
better opportunities to win parole, etc.
    Are services in England better than in USA?
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Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
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HEARING PEOPLE ARE ALSO DEAF
    When there are “warnings” of earthquakes,
volcanoes, avalanches, and meteorite crashes,
many animals can hear these “silent” sounds
that warn them to run away and hide.
    Deaf people can’t hear these silent sounds,
of course, but hearing people can’t, too!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I was invited to a 30 years birthday gala for the DeafBlind Association
of Connecticut (DBAC) as one of their speakers.
Thirty years is an impressive number for small membership organization.
It is great to see DeafBlind people get together on a regular basis.
It is important as we DeafBlind people socialize with tactile ASL.
It is much easier than sitting behind our computers reading text.
It is also important for emotional well-being and real life emotions.
All these social gatherings require the support of Support Service
Providers (SSPs) and interpreters. Help us gather!
It is not easy task but I want to thanks all the people who helped get us
together with others.
Thank you for what you do. And 30th happy anniversary to DBAC!
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 – 06 May 2018

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“Enriched subtitling”? This is a project of a student
in Quatar’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University. Something to
do with enriching the subtitles to help deaf people
improve on their reading and grammar.
A deaf fast-food employee in Canada said she was
fired for “wearing” a hearing aid. The company
said, it is not true, saying it was for a different
reason.
A deaf patient in a nursing home in Illinois was
denied interpreters for two years. As a result, lawsuit
has been filed against  Briar Place in Indian Head
Park, IL
One World International Human Rights Documentary Film
Festival which was hosted in Prague featured nearly
130 films from nearly 55 nations. Ten of these
films were deaf-produced.
Need math on how many deaf babies born per hospital?
In Michigan, approximately 175 deaf babies were born
in 84 hospitals on an annual basis. That means
approximately 2 deaf babies per hospital per year.
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DIFFERENT SIGNS FOR ONE WORD – SOON
    In USA, different regions use different
  signs for the word – soon.
    This video will give you an idea of these
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A SURPRISE RESEARCH
    Many people thought young hearing people become
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    University of Wisconsin research group compared
  group of young hearing people and older hearing
  people. The research group was surprised to find
  that older hearing people lose hearing faster
  than younger hearing people.
    They think loud noise and loud music will not
  cause young hearing people to become deaf.
      This is a big surprise to us.
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Lip reading tale
Someone walked by just as when a deaf woman and
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
There are more situations these days where sign language interpreters and
CART captioners are working together to provide access for people with a
hearing loss. There are conventions, seminars, and meetings where there
are Deaf, late-deafened, and hard-of-hearing participants.
What people should realize is that the most important thing is that all
participants need access to what is taking place. For people who learned
sign language as their first language, they may not be comfortable reading
CART from a computer screen. However, there are people who are
late-deafened or hard of hearing who do not know sign language well enough
to be able to understand what is going on by relying on a sign language
interpreter.
It is important to remember that CART captioners and interpreters have
different roles, but they have a common goal of providing communication
access to all participants.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    How important is pro bono work to the
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan law firm, which
has branches across the nation.
    Very much so. The firm averages 60 hours
of pro bono work per attorney. And one such
pro bono work helped win a case against
a Maryland hospital that refused
interpreters for deaf patients.
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    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
note:
it was learned that the Omaha Hearing School closed
up for good!
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The EMPLODEA, based in the West Africa region is protesting
that deaf job seekers must go through oral English exams –
even though the West African Examination Council
says they do not have to do so!
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DeafDigest – 04 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 4, 2018

 

— a comment by a federal judge

In an interview, Judge Ronald M. Gould, not deaf and
serving the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,
said:

To deny a deaf person an ASL interpreter, when ASL is their
primary language, is same as denying a Spanish interpreter
to a person who speaks Spanish as their primary language.

The judge is correct. A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/no-interpreter-is-terrible/

 

— retail store employee policy

A retail store has a policy. Everytime a deaf
person is hired to work on the floor and to help
hearing customers, a hearing team member must
work together, and go where the deaf person goes!
If there are communication problems, then the
hearing person joins in to help out. If no
problems, the hearing person stays away.

 

 

— big reason for taking ASL classes

High school kids are kids. In some high schools
ASL classes are popular with them – for one
big reason. To become teachers of the deaf, no.
To become ASL interpreters, no. Because a family
member is deaf, no. The big reason is that
they want to communicate in hidden codes that
no one else would understand, especially in the
crowded high school hallways! Silly? Yes, but
teenagers are teenagers, always worried about
peer pressure!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 03 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 3, 2018

 

— British deaf and Polish deaf marriage-partnership

Piers (a deaf British man) and his wife Magdalena
(a deaf Polish woman) own a Bed and Breakfast inn
called Summerhouse Bed and Breakfast. It is in
Pensford, Somerset in Great Britain. They communicate
with their deaf guests via combination of British,
Polish and international sign languages. For the
hearing guests, they use gestures, notes and
picture charts. Works very well either way. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bed-and-breakfast-inn-deaf-owned/

 

— can get captions on two weeks notice, ugh!

A Minnesota federal judge ordered The Fabulous
Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri to provide
either open or closed captions – as long as the
request is with two weeks notice. Ugh! Yes,
because deaf people may want to watch a movie
at the last minute – and they are out of luck.
Also, the judge may not realize deaf people hate
captioning devices (for closed captions).

 

— deaf performers in a forgotten skill

Mime (or pantomine) is a skill that is being seen less
and less nowadays. It was written up in a web posting.
This is sad. Before Bernard Bragg became a widely
acclaimed deaf actor, he was the #1 mime in the
San Francisco Bay area, with his own TV show.
Also there was another great deaf mime – Miko.
And the World Mime Organisation has recognized
the strong roles of the deaf in that field.

 

 

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— McCay Vernon, remembering him
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DeafDigest – 02 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 2, 2018

— ASL teacher pulled out of class and escorted out of building

Arlenne Negron taught ASL at a high school in Pasco County
(Florida). All of a sudden school officials showed up in
her classroom and pulled her out and pushed her out of the
building! The school wanted to cancel the ASL classes in
middle of the semester because of budgetary concerns.
For some reason the classes continued, forcing the
school officials to physically force her out.
As a result her hearing students are planning to
show up at the next Pasco County School Board
meetng to make a big issue out of it!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/escorted-out-of-building/

 

— mayor insults the deaf

Mayor Dave Cull, during an angry moment at a
council meeting, yelled at a hearing person,
saying:

Are you deaf or stupid?

Maybe the mayor used the word “deaf” as a joke,
but the deaf community felt insulted. They
felt that their deafness should never be
mentioned as an example. It took place
in Dunedin, New Zealand, and he apologized.

 

— deaf in violent protest is a mayoral candidate

Connell Crooms, who is deaf, has put up his candidacy
for mayor of Jacksonville, Florida. He is not part
of either party – Democratic or Republican.
Crooms was arrested during a violent protest last
year; police officers jumped on him; all he did
was to just protest at a rally. All charges were
dropped against him however.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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— word captioned five different ways
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DeafDigest – 01 May 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 1, 2018

 

— frustrated Fire Academy applicant

Austin Freidt, who is deaf, wanted to be a firefighter.
He applied for admission to the Guilford Technical
Community College Fire Academy (NC) but was turned
down. He is not giving up the battle. In the meantime
Mark Kite Sr, who is deaf, became the fire chief
of the Yukon Volunteer Fire Company in 2009 after
working since 1977 as a volunteer fighter. Nine
years later, he is still the fire chief.
This volunteer company has 75 firefighters.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/fire-chief-is-deaf/

 

— discrimination against deaf supporting actors

Hollywood actually discriminates against deaf actors
despite the slow trend of deaf leading characters
in movies such as Wonderstruck, The Shape of Water,
The Tribe, The Silent Child, Baby Driver and
A Quiet Place. But we do not see supporting actors
and actresses that are deaf. This is the hidden
discrimination. These supporting actors may
only appear in 5 or 6 scenes but still very
much part of the movie plots.

 

— rearview mirrors

Justin Brooks, who is deaf, has graduated from
Spokane Community College truck driving program.
He already has his first truck driving job
and will be driving both long flatbeds and
commercial vans. The most important thing
in his truck driving job are rearview
mirrors. He said:

If I’m checking my mirrors, I’m going to see
those flashing lights. I think I actually
use my eyes more than a person who can hear

He is correct.

 

 

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— postmaster was deaf
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