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Posts published in June 2018

DeafDigest – 29 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 29, 2018

 

— some of NTID’s interesting alumni members

NTID is 50 years old. As with all universities,
some of alumni members hold down interesting
jobs. One such interesting job is U.S. Customs
and Border Protection agriculture specialist.
Some people entering USA try to sneak in food and
plants which are illegal and which may require
noses of dogs to sniff these out. To get an
idea of what this job requires, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/blocking-illegal-plants/

 

— an agreement with Netflix many of us didn’t know

From time to time the Deaf Community has a beef
with Netflix over captioning issues. The latest one
is Queer Eye. Actor Karamo Brown has complained that
what he said on the screen is being messed up by
Netflix. Yet, many of us remember that Netflix
has agreed to caption all of their videos.
What many of us do not remember was the Netflix
agreement made in 2012 to caption exactly word
for word would expire in 2016, after four
years. What this means is that Netflix will
continue to caption, but will not promise
word-for-word captions.

 

— NFL agreement is disappointing

The NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell fined Jerry Richardson
$2.75 million because of workplace abuses. Richardson
has been forced to sell his Carolinas Panthers franchise
and to get out of football. The agreement was to distribute
$2.75 million to these three agencies – Beauty for Ashes
Ministry, Inc, Black Women’s Blueprint and Women of Color
Network, Inc. These agencies are deserving of these
funds – but what about deaf agencies that deal with
domestic abuses? Zero dollars. So disappointing!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— auctions without interpreters
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 28, 2018

— Deaf could have been involved in World Cup

Is World Cup involving the deaf in any way?
Probably not unless African soccer balls
are being used. There is only one soccer balls
manufacturer in Africa, and it is in Zambia.
That factory has 150 employees and 60 of
them are deaf! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/soccer-balls-factory/

 

— Alaska State Troopers TV program

Alaska State Troopers is a TV program.
Three episodes were of interest to the
deaf. Car with stuck horn, owned by a
hearing man; police warning of a K-9
dog; police warning of being tasered.
The deaf cannot hear all of them.
And Alaska, being a huge state, only
has few interpreters.

 

— legal to throw a person out of restaurant

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, of the White House
staff, was kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant
in Lexington, VA. People involved with the law
said it is legal to kick her out because of her
political views. Well, what if a deaf person owns
a restaurant, and another deaf person comes
in, he can be legally kicked out, if both of
them have political views opposite of each
other (ASL vs oral; CI vs no-CI; Deaf
Culture vs anti-Deaf Culture, and so on).

 

 

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

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

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 27, 2018

 

— reason stage performers hate interpreters

We have heard stories of stage performers (actors,
comedians, singers) hating interpreters. Even
some of them have physically pushed the interpreters
off the stage. Why? Many perfomers have huge
egos and want audience attention on them, and
not on interpreters. This is what one comedian,
himself that welcomes interpreters, said! A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpreters-and-rock-stars/

 

— a police-warning device

Do we need police-warning device? There was a
National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo
that took place recently. One of the proposed
inventions was a police-warning device. It is
a bracelet that blinks lights when a police
officer is nearby. This is a puzzle. If we are
doing nothing wrong, then why would a nearby
police officer scare us?

 

— a deaf child separated from his hearing mother

There are horror stories of migrant children separated
from their parents. One such story involves a
deaf child taken away from his hearing mother.
An attorney working with the hearing mother said:

Her son is deaf, so they can’t communicate.
That means a short voice telephone call is
impossible.

Very sad!

 

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

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

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

— Check out the new post about how trauma can change you
on HealthBridges

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

HealthBridges is a website to learn about behavioral health
and social service resources for Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard of Hearing People

Happy Summer 🙂
The HealthBridges Team

DeafDigest – 26 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 26, 2018

— reading skills important in restaurant kitchens

Deaf people face discrimination when they want to
work in restaurant kitchens. A restaurant boss said:

Many restaurants don’t hire the deaf and I don’t
understand why. As long as kitchen cooks can
read the notes, they can work. Doesn’t matter if
they are deaf or hearing?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/important-non-communications-in-kitchen/

 

— four railroad derailments in two months

A railyard yard manager, not deaf, complained that
that his railroad company had four derailed
trains in two months. It was not on the
railroad tracks, but in the railroad repair
yard. Asked if these hearing employees follow
procedures to get trains moved from one track
to another track, the manager said:

they have eyes and they just don’t see!

 

Deaf people have eyes and they see because
they cannot hear. Hearing people have
ears and they often don’t use it.

 

— Mercedes Benz and the deaf

Mercedes Benz is one of the best automobiles
in the world. Their mechanics are so important
that this automaker hires full time recruiters
to look for skilled mechanics everywhere.
Could deaf mechanics work on Mercedes Benz
cars? There was a story of four deaf
mechanics working on a Mercedes Benz
Sprinter Van. They work together, using
hand signals and gestures because they
cannot shout out instructions!

 

 

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

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

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 25, 2018

— Legoland tells deaf children to go away

A group of deaf children wanted to enter the
Legoland playground but were not permitted
to do so – because of their deafness. It took
place in Tokyo. The Legoland headquarters said
they made a mistake and has given an apology.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/refusing-to-allow-deaf-children/

 

— Dummy Hoy wins an interesting honor

The Society for American Baseball Research voted Dummy Hoy
as the Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend for this year.
The strong hint that society says is that Hoy definitely
belongs to the Hall of Fame but isn’t. He is not the only
deaf ball player with that Overlooked honor. The first one
was Pete Browning in 2009!

 

— interpreters are sometimes attorneys!

Do interpreters function as attorneys? No,
because they do not have legal degrees –
but there are situations that interpreters
worry about – medical, mental health, VRS,
VRI, working with Deaf/Blind, courtroom,
confidentality issues, etc. This was the
issue raised in a workshop for interpreters
wanting to know these dangerous legal
issues!

 

 

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

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

06/24/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 24 June 2018

DeafDigest Gold – June 24, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
Deaf Can Coffee is a small chain of several
locations in Jamaica and is owned and operated
by two deaf partners. They wanted to add a
mobile coffee cafe – but ran into government
red tape. Some told them they needed license
to operate a mobile unit, while others told
them a license wasn’t necessary. This red
tape has slowed down the business growth.
It may be a lesson for greedy law firms, at least
in Canada. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice
ordered a law firm to donate $1.5 million in legal
fees to charity. This stems from the law firm’s
work regarding abuses at schools for the deaf
in Ontario. Yes, the law firm is appealing
the judge’s decision.
Is sign language called artificial language?
Yes, according to a lengthy article which said
that “artificial language” began in the 17th
century.
The legendary red brick house on the campus of
St Rita School for the Deaf, long abandoned
but used annually as Halloween’s Haunted
House, has been demolished.
Do hearing nurses understand the needs of
deaf patients? In an effort to help these
hearing nurses, the College at Brockport
(NY) had their nursing students play role
reversals, pretending to be deaf patients
themselves.
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Check out the new post about how trauma can change you
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HealthBridges is a website to learn about behavioral health
and social service resources for Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard of Hearing People
Happy Summer 🙂
The HealthBridges Team
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
USA IS BAD PLACE FOR DEAF ATHLETES IN DEAFLYMPICS
    We watched the hearing Winter Olympics on TV
last week. How do these Olympic athletes get
money for every day practices, lodging, meals
and for competition?  In many countries,
the government pay for their own Olympic
athletes. Not in USA.
    For many hearing athletes they get corporate
money from big companies such as Nike, McDonald,
Bank of America, etc.
    For American deaf athletes in Deaflympics,
they get zero dollars.
    This is why USA is a bad place for deaf
athletes in Deaflympics.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
COULD NOT ACCEPT DEAFNESS
    DeafDigest editor knows of a Coda that works with the deaf
in a social service agency.
    This Coda got married and had a deaf child. We would imagine
that if a Coda knows what deafness is all about because of his
parents and because he works with the deaf, he would easily
accept the deafness of his child.
    Wrong! This Coda was very upset that his child was deaf.
Why?
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
For us who are DeafBlind to read paper money is not easy these days.
The US Treasurer was sued by blind group for inaccessible money.
The court sided with the blind group and ordered the US to make money
accessible.
There have been a few changes in US paper money including bold large print
numbers.
Also a money reader is offered to blind individuals for free from the
Government.
In Canada, one of the corners of paper money has a Braille mark!
It was interesting to see the different options for accessibility for us
who are DeafBlind.
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 – 24 June 2018

DeafDigest Blue – June 25, 2018

Blue Edition

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— colorful deaf businessman
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Top stories about the deaf:
Imran Sheikh was evicted from his roadside food stall
over licensing concerns last year. After a year of
waiting and jumping through the hoops he was
able to get his license back and is now serving
roadside food on the grounds near M S University
in India.
SpeakSee system is a new speech to text devices
that is claimed to be much better than existing
speech to text devices – in that it suppresses
background noise. A breakthrough or just another
mouse trap?
In 1957, Andrew Foster, an African American
graduate of Gallaudet University, established
a school for the deaf in Ghana. Thirteen
other deaf schools followed suit  Sixty one
years later these school are in disarray,
lacking basic educational tools. The
Ghana National Association of the Deaf
made this an issue.
At a big festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, a group
of activists gave speeches that advocated the
rights and the needs of the deaf.
Georgia governor Nathan Deal signed a bill making
employment a priority for the deaf and the
disabled. The Georgia Council on Developmental
Disabilities has applauded the signing.
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Check out the new post about how trauma can change you
on HealthBridges
HealthBridges is a website to learn about behavioral health
and social service resources for Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard of Hearing People
Happy Summer 🙂
The HealthBridges Team
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel Captioned Telephone!
CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a
caller says over the phone, letting you read everything
that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided at no-cost to the user, with no
monthly fees or contracts required.
For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive
listening devices we offer, email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com
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FEAR BY HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE
    Many, many hard of hearing people have a fear.
What is this fear?
    That their hearing aid batteries would die in
middle of a big hearing meeting or a big hearing
conference.
    Many hard of hearing people carry spare
batteries in their pockets as a back up, just
in case.
    But many other hard of hearing people forget
to carry their own back up batteries.
    This is the real fear among hard of hearing
people.
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Lip reading tale
Two hockey fans, one deaf and one hearing were
talking about past hockey greats.
The deaf fan thought hearing fan said:
I like pure
The hearing fan actually said:
I like Bure
(Valeri Bure, past hockey star from Russia who played
in the NHL and is married to actress Candace Cameron-Bure)
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TO LEARN FROM CI OR TO RELEARN FROM CI
    A newspaper story said:
CI helps people relearn to hear.
    Relearn? Or to learn? Depends. A late-deafened
person will relearn to hear with a CI. A deaf person
all his life will have to learn to hear with a CI.
    To relearn or to have to learn? Two completely
different meanings.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
“What does a CART captioner do when the proceedings become contentious and
everyone is talking at the same time?”
Although court reporters and CART captioners use the same skills and the
same equipment and software to perform many of their job functions, this
is where there is a big difference in how they perform their job duties.
A court reporter is supposed to make a verbatim record of the proceedings
that he or she reports. If people start speaking over one another and it
is impossible to decipher who is speaking and what they are saying, a
court reporter should stop the proceedings and ask people to repeat what
they have said.  It is the reporter’s duty to attempt to maintain a
clear record.
The CART captioner, on the other hand, is present at an event to provide
communication access. Because a verbatim record is not required, the CART
captioner would usually not stop the proceedings to gain control of a
contentious situation.
The captioner can use parentheticals such as (simultaneous crosstalk),
(indiscernible), or (inaudible) to indicate that one cannot understand
what is being said. The consumers of the CART services would then be able
to ask people at the event to repeat or slow down.
Just because you see someone at an event using a steno machine, it does
not mean that he or she is making a verbatim record. The goal may be to
enable the consumers of the CART services to understand what everyone else
in the room understands.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Diabetes and deafness going hand in hand?
This is what researcher Kathleen E. Bainbridge
is saying on a report posted on the
Annals of Internal Medicine web site.
    Crunching numbers from a study group of
nearly 5,200 individuals, she said:
We found that hearing loss was much more common
in people with diabetes than people without the
disease
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
How do you sign these words and phrases – Abenomics,
plus 0 minus 5, public assistance bashing, etc?
The Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies created
these political signs for the benefit of deaf viewers
that want to watch political news on TV.
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DeafDigest – 22 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 22, 2018

— hearing aid, yes; deaf, no!

A child was given hearing aids at the age
of five without parents knowing the reason
for it. The parents did not realize that
deaf people may need hearing aids to be
able to hear better. They thought hearing
aids were for something else. How so very
shocking! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hearing-aid-confusion/

 

— our confused members of the Congress

Do members of the Congress know what ADA is all
about? It is assumed that they do – yet nearly
105 members of the Congress have asked
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to clarify
what ADA is all about with these web sites.
Deaf people require web sites to be captioned,
so why are these people in Congress so confused
about?

 

— Deaf Remote vs Hearing Remote

Deaf people use thumb on their remote to change
channels on Cable TV. Hearing people use voice
on their Amazon Fire TV Cube to change channels.
Amazon discriminating against the deaf?

 

 

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

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

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 21, 2018

— AMC and the deaf moviegoer

AMC is now offering $20 monthly subscription to
compete with MoviePass. Worth it or not?
Worth it if AMC offers open captions. Not
worth it if AMC only offers captioning
devices. Your choice! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/amc-offering/

 

— The deaf and Dept of Education & Dept of Labor

The White House wants to merge the Department of
Education and the Department of Labor. They say
Education is the responsbility of the states.
If this happens, there are issues – mainstreaming,
residential schools, IEP, Gallaudet, NTID and so on.
People with Department of Labor may not care.

 

— deaf hating it

When mingling with the hearing (at school,
or at work, or at parties or at events)
there is one thing all deaf people hate.
It is faking everything with nodding
and smiling and even laughing when
hearing people say something that deaf
people don’t understand. This is what
a young deaf adult wrote in a web posting.

 

 

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

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

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 20 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 20, 2018

— ADA says it is OK to text

Is texting the same as instant messaging?
AOL’s once-popular IM has been shut down,
but when one texts from iPhone to another
iPhone then ADA says it is OK. This is in
reference to training at a place of
employment without interpreters, without
captions, without written notes. ADA
says texting (as instant messaging) is
a reasonable accommodation. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/ada-says-workplace-texting-is-ok/

 

— reasons some deaf don’t want Deaf ID card

In some states there is a Deaf ID card (driver’s
license is an example). There are always some
deaf people that don’t want to be identified as
deaf on these ID cards. A big reason is unwanted
sympathy. Another reason is feeling vulnerable if
hearing people find out their deafness and try to
take advantage.

 

— mostly deaf-run dairy factory

Masaka Creamery Ltd is a factory where
milk and yogurt and other dairy products
are made. This creamery has nearly
20 deaf employees (ten other employees
are not deaf). It was the idea of Jon Porter,
not deaf, who made it a point to hire the
deaf. This company has been in business for
two years and is located in Kigali, Rwanda.

 

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

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

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

— Check out the new post about how trauma can change you
on HealthBridges

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

HealthBridges is a website to learn about behavioral health
and social service resources for Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard of Hearing People

Happy Summer 🙂
The HealthBridges Team

 

 

DeafDigest – 19 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 19, 2018

 

— vague drone law about the deaf

Drone is officially called “Small Unmanned Aircraft
Systems” by the Federal Aviation Administration.
People just call it the drone. If one wishes to use
the drone for business purposes, then the FAA says:

Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English
(exceptions may be made if the person is unable to
meet one of these requirements for a medical reason,
such as hearing impairment)

 

Is FAA saying that if a deaf person cannot read
or speak or write or understand English, then
he may be given a license to operate a drone?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-and-the-drone/

 

— Marlee Matlin, the producer

Marlee Matlin, the actress. Now Marlee Matlin, the
producer. She is coming up with a new deaf
documentary, aired by A&E on September 5th.
The title is “Deaf Out Loud” and it features
three deaf families trying to raise their
deaf children in a hearing world.

 

— deaf and hearing and deaf and hearing, back and forth

DeafDigest has mentioned video character Hawkeye
as deaf. Actually he is back and forth – deaf and
hearing, deaf and hearing, deaf and hearing, and
so on.

 

 

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

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

06/17/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 18 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 18, 2018

 

— hearing authors avoid print books

An avid deaf reader of serious novels complained
that more authors avoid print books, prefering
their stories to be told in audio. They are
actually discriminating against their deaf
readers – unless these audios are captioned!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/book-about-deaf-in-audio/

 

— app to help the deaf with doctors

Two medical students are developing an
app that is supposed to help the deaf
when they visit doctors or hospitals.
This app has many features – interpreted
and captioned videos explaining different
medical issues; deaf patients explaining
to doctors about their pain and illnesses.
Also explaining about different types of
medicines.

 

— story on deaf students at a major state university

Are deaf students happy while attending a major state
university? Many are not. Reasons are – feeling
left out, feeling ignored, professors forgetting to
turn on captions in classroom videos, lack of
campus understanding of deafness, interpreters
whose signs are difficult to understand, curious
hearing students not willing to learn ASL, and so on.
It was the focus of long newspaper story about that
big state public university.

 

 

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

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Top stories about the deaf:
In a recent workshop on ADA compliance, the keynote
speaker said that web site compliance does not always
just benefit the deaf, but also benefits the hearing,
hence a win-win situation.
Shortage of interpreters serving the deaf patients
in Great Britain is so critical that they are often
left untreated. This was the focus of a newspaper
story.
A deaf activist from Uganda has complained that
deaf people pay taxes but are not getting services
from the government that are tax-funded.
The new superintendent of Ohio School for the Deaf
is Lou Maynus. She previously worked in Deaf
Education in West Virginia.
Kumar Singh, from the Center for Independent Living,
Winter Park, Florida, said that deaf community
would not know how to access on-line information
during weather emergencies.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A CELLPHONE AT A DEAF BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
    We, the deaf use text pagers; hearing people use
voice cell phones.
    At one deaf schools basketball tournament, one of the
players from a residential school for the deaf was using
his cell phone. He was not using it to send text messages;
he was using it to communicate by voice.
    People at the tournament were surprised. That player
was hard of hearing and was able to hear the voice on
the cell phone.
    Guess not every cell phone user is a hearing
person!
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BE CAREFUL OF STATISTICS
    England says it has 9 million deaf and hard of hearing
people. The English population is about 62 million
people. That would mean about 16 percent of the population
are either deaf or hard of hearing?
Do we believe it? No, because the percentage is too high.
    But wait – England also says 6.5 million deaf and
hard of hearing people are at age 60 and above.
That means England has 2.5 million deaf people and
6.5 million late deafened people.
    Statistics is easy to fool and to misunderstand
so be careful with it.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
There is helpful technology out there such as ZoomText for low vision
consumers.
ZoomText created a keyboard with pre-programed buttons which work great.
Now, the newer model does not come with the pre-programed buttons.
Trying to teach consumers short cuts that require several steps to adjust
the settings is frustrating.
I asked the company who makes ZoomText products to reconsider those
keyboards again.
I personally use ZoomText with the older model which has a much easier
method to adjust settings.
Advocate to get those pre-programmed buttons returned to the market!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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Top stories about the deaf:

The Metro Deaf School, in St Paul, MN,
has paid $7 million to purchase land for
a new campus.

India, some years back, passed a law
sort of similiar to our ADA, yet in one
state (Himachal Pradesh) it is not
enforced. The reason is lack of written
regulations on how to implement the law!

The Norfolk Deaf Association, in Great
Britain, is a social service agency
serving the needs of 11,000 local
deaf clients. This agency was forced
to relocate. This relocation has cost
the agency over $66,000 (in USA funds).
The agency wasn’t too happy about this
forced expenditure.

The police officers in New York City will
be giving deaf drivers these communication
cards, in hopes of improving communications
with them.

The MBEYA Zonal Referral Hospital has become
the first medical facility in Tanzania
to employ a full time sign language
interpreter.

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A MOVIE HOUSE MANAGER IN A NEWSPAPER STORY
A newspaper had a story about a movie house
manager.
The story said that every day he is busy –
counting ticket sales, counting candy and popcorn
sales, giving duties to his staff, checking
newspapers to make sure movie titles and
times are correct, etc, etc, etc.
The newspaper did not mention one thing –
that he should make sure that captions will
work with the films that he would show
at the movie house.
DeafDigest worried that hearing people
think captions are not important!

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Lip reading tale

A deaf person was chatting with a hearing person.

A third person passed through them while they were
chatting

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
He is deafy

The hearing person actually said:
He is daffy

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SIGN LANGUAGE ON TENNIS COURT
Belgium had two famous hearing tennis players –
Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters.
Belgium has 3 languages – Dutch, French and German.
Justine spoke French. Kim spoke Dutch. They met
each other for the first time at the age of 10.,
When they were on the same doubles team, they
had to communicate with each other in sign language.
Both women are now older and they both can
speak English, and they have stopped signing to
each other!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

I have sometimes been asked the question, “When did captioning start on
TV?”

The captioning that we are now accustomed to on television is what is
called closed captioning. Closed captioning is not visible unless it is
turned on and a decoder is used.

There is also what is known as open captioning. This is captioning that
anyone viewing a broadcast will be able to see, and it cannot be turned
off or hidden from view.

Open captioning is rarely used on television anymore, but the first
program to be captioned was open captioned. On August 5, 1972, Julia
Child, “The French Chef,” made history when she taught viewers how to make
a chicken recipe.

This was the first time Americans could view captions on a television
show, and it was a very significant breakthrough for deaf and
hard-of-hearing television viewers.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We have another deaf member of a Parliament.
This honor goes to Raghav Bir Joshi, a long time
deaf leader in Nepal, was recently appointed
to serve in the Parliament.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Doninic Badaracco, Bridgeport, CT, is late deafened
and wears a hearing aid. He was a defendant in a
court case. His hearing aid batteries died, and
he did not have replacement batteries with him.
As a result, the judge postponed the case until
the next day!

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DeafDigest – 15 June 2018

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— learning ASL one image at a time

Chad Krohn, Rochester, NY has a deaf mother and
a father who is ASL interpreter. He has come up
with an idea to teach ASL – by showing students
one SnapChat image at a time. Hope it is
successful. Years ago a hearing employee
asked DeafDigest editor to teach her ASL.
The editor sent her one sign language web image
link per day. This went on for a few days
until the hearing woman lost interest! Maybe
the Snapchat approach is better. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/learning-asl/

 

— sickening movie plot

A new movie has been made. The plot is that a deaf
businessman fell in love with a hearing woman. He
does not want the hearing woman to know of his
deafness. While trying to ask the hearing woman
for a date, he plays games with her to make her
unaware of his deafness. The movie name is
“Kattu Kathe” and it has been filmed in – India!
People in India laugh at these sick deaf plots while
Americans think it is not funny at all.

 

— hope it never happens at Lowe’s

Lowe’s, the national hardware chain, has stopped
the policy of checking all customers’ receipts.
That means all customers walk out the store
after making their purchases (or possibly not
making these purchases, just looking around).
The scary part is that if the security officer
thinks a deaf person is shoplifting if he
walks outs with no purchase, he may yell 
“stop.” Deaf person may not respond, and 
security officer then gets physical with him!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— no deaf in Wheel of Fortune
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/10/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 14 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 14, 2018

 

— sharing personal story of deafness with an enemy

This is a Quantico: “The Heavens Fall” scoop that
will be shown on Friday, June 15th. Late deafened
agent Jocelyn (played by Marlee Matlin) shares
her personal story of deafness with an enemy
that blew up a bomb that cost her hearing years
back. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/scene-involving-marlee-matlin/

 

— a confused grandfather with a confused child

A mother asked her father to pick up her 6-year old
son at the kindergarten to bring him to a hospital
for a flu shot. The grandfather arrived and
picked up the child. One thing went wrong –
it was not his actual grandchild but another
6-year old child. The mother, upon realizing
her son was missing, was frantic and sought
public help. Four hours later the child
was located and returned to his mother.
The wrong child picked up was deaf. He knew
something was wrong but was not able to
communicate. It took place in China,
and the grandfather was confused for two
reasons – both boys looked almost the same,
and even their last names looked the
same (Xiao Hongyu and Xiao Hongrui).

 

— AT&T and the deaf

AT&T is in the news because of its merger with
Time Warner. How is it going to affect the deaf?
Maybe too early so best to wait and see. Many
deaf people use iPhones that are marketed by
AT&T. And also there are deaf subscribers to the
Time Warner captioned cable TV programs. Six
years ago, the Federal Fair Trade Commission
sued AT&T on charges of ignoring credit
card fraud with the deaf relay system.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Australia refuses to allow visit by deaf traveler
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/10/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 13 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 13, 2018

 

— mysterious Hong Kong deaf stats

A newspaper story said that 80 percent of
150,000 deaf people in Hong Kong are senior
citizens (age 60 and above). True or not
true? Do statistics lie? Or is it possible
that young deaf people, while growing up
in Hong Kong, move away to other nations?
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hong-kong-deaf/

 

— worst Deaf Advertising

Yesterday DeafDigest mentioned that “The Quiet
Man” is a half-movie, half-game that involves a
character that is deaf. A movie/game critic
said this trailer was the worst ever. A
trailer is important because it advertises
a product – and if the deaf trailer is bad,
would hearing people try out this half-movie,
half-game?

 

— Deaf Art to be displayed at the Capitol in Washington, DC

Anna Wright, who is deaf and from Louisiana, is a talented
artist. One of her works, titled “theme of isolation”
will be displayed at the Capitol in Washington, DC some
time later this month. If you are in Washington, DC
at that time, it may be a good time to view the painting.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Deaf Arrests on Friday, the Thirteenth
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

06/10/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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— Check out the new post about how trauma can change you
on HealthBridges

http://healthbridges.info/?p=1825

HealthBridges is a website to learn about behavioral health
and social service resources for Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard of Hearing People

Happy Summer 🙂
The HealthBridges Team

DeafDigest – 12 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 12, 2018

 

— first deaf-owned brewery pub in Washington, DC area

Streetcar 82 Brewing Co, owned by Mark Burke and Jon Cetrano,
and located in Hyattsville, Maryland (an easy driving
distance from Washington, DC) is becoming the area’s
first deaf-owned brewery pub. It was supposed to open
in February but is opening up in July. It, however,
is not USA’s first deaf-owned brewery pub. There is one
in Mesa, Arizona, another one in Fort Myers, Florida
and another one in Portland, Oregon. Why Streetcar 82?
It is named after an old streetcar #82 which ran a bus
route through Hyattsville. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/streetcar-82/

 

— The Quiet Man is deaf

The Quiet Man is a half-movie, half-game that people
can play on PlayStation 4 and Steam. The leading
character is deaf, and he is always defeating
hearing characters.

 

— seven members of dive team look for lost CI

A 16-year old deaf girl in Iowa lost her CI while
she was swimming in a lake. She just forgot to attach
the chain to her ear to hold the CI in case it slips
out. It took seven members of a small town dive
team to look for that lost CI – and it was found.
And the 16-year old deaf girl has learned her lesson!

 

 

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

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

06/10/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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DeafDigest – 11 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 11, 2018

 

— fans urging hearing actor to play a deaf role!

Deaf people want deaf actors to play deaf roles.
Hearing people do not feel that way; it does not
matter to them if a hearing actor plays a deaf role.
Clint Barton, who is not deaf, plays the Hawkeye
role. But in future Hawkeye movies, there have been
hearing fans that ask him to play a deaf role!
It is often that deaf people and hearing people
think differently. Sad, but true. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/struggling-to-fingerspell/

 

— Prince Philip’s mocking of the deaf

Prince Philip has always been notorious for
mocking people with jokes that he thinks is
funny but in which it actually is not. He
made one deaf joke about a group of them
standing in front of a loud musical band
and saying “no wonder you are deaf.” Anyway
DeafDigest wonders if he has made many more
anti-deaf jokes over the years that were not
reported in the newspapers? Very possibly so!

 

— deaf people at political rallies

Political rallies (and marches) are supposed
to be interpreted for the deaf in USA. A
deaf activist said:

Deaf people face difficulties at marches that focus on speakers

This activist is correct

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf delegate in state House of Delegates
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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

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PRESERVING DEAF TELEVISION AND FILM HISTORY
The Silent Network, the nations first national Deaf/Hard of Hearing
television network, which started in 1979, has been hard at work on its
major preservation efforts of thousands of hours of past Deaf/HOH
broadcast TV shows for the benefit of todays viewers.
Viewers can now enjoy watching the digitally re-mastered shows
as well as brand new shows at WAWO.tv. Shows are added regularly.
Viewers can watch on their TV, tablet, mobile device, or computer.
Visit www.TheSilentNetwork.tv for more background information or
watch the shows at www.WAWO.tv.
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Top stories about the deaf:
A thief in Cape Town (South Africa) broke into a
school and stole equipment that is needed to
turn on the CI for a 2-year old deaf child.
As a result, his activation is being delayed.
And the thief will not find value in the
stuff he stole because the equipment is for
CI only and not for anything related to other
electronic devices!
A deaf prisoner, held in India but believed to
be from Pakistan, died in a prison hospital.
He was supposed to undergo trial but legal
authorities were not able to get more
information out of him, hence the suspicion
that he was from Pakistan.
Two deaf woman from Colorado have filed lawsuits
against law enforcement agencies for being arrested
without being advised of their rights and also
without being provided with interpreters!
Apple was given the suggestion to create
new emojis for – Service Dog With Vest and Leash,
Ear With Hearing Aid and Deaf Sign (Male and Female).
What happens if a waiter misunderstands a
rough signing gesture by a deaf diner
in a restaurant? Well, there is a fear that
a new system in restaurants – Management Alert
Color System would alert the staff about it,
thus throwing the deaf person out of the
restaurant!
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Gallaudet University
Washington, DC
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ONE IN MILLION ODDS?
    This story is for Deaf Statisticians. And this is a
true story.
    An accident with two cars took place in a recent
year. The driver of the first car was deaf and ASL signer.
The driver of the second car was also deaf and ASL signer.
    Both drivers did not know each other but they were
able to exchange in ASL their names, their addresses and
their insurance cards.
    What are the mathematical odds of this happening?
One in one million or one in one billion?
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided 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
we offer, email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF TEACHERS IN HEARING CLASSES
    We have some deaf teachers in hearing classes.
They are deaf; they do not speak well; they
do not hear anything as hearing aids don’t
help them. And they don’t have interpreters.
    How do they succeed? Said one deaf teacher
in a hearing classroom:
I use anything – powerpoint, blackboards, visual
cards, photocopies of notes,  laptops, verbal
gestures, etc
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
During today’s DeafDigseet, I am at a Canadian DeafBlind Camp in Winnipeg.
Canada airlines have an interesting program to help passengers with
disabilities.
It is called “One Fare One Price” for eligible individuals with
disabilities.
What that means is if a person needs assistance while traveling, the
support person flies for free.
This applies to flights within Canada only.  Since I live in Vermont, I
can drive to Montreal and fly from Montreal to Winnipeg Canada.
They required a simple form of proof that I was DeafBlind and my SSP flew
for free.  I only paid the tax on the second ticket.
In America there a policy that if we cannot receive safety instruction, we
must have assistance with us.
It is very difficult to get approved.  It is not a form but a phone call
with lawyers!  I have not succeeded.
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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The Silent Network, the nations first national Deaf/Hard of Hearing
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major preservation efforts of thousands of hours of past Deaf/HOH
broadcast TV shows for the benefit of todays viewers.
Viewers can now enjoy watching the digitally re-mastered shows
as well as brand new shows at WAWO.tv. Shows are added regularly.
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There is a Walmart not really too far from Gallaudet
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a Gallaudet graduate, filed a lawsuit, accusing
Walmart for not providing him with accommodations.
EEOC is helping him out.
The SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme (South
Africa) has been encouraging young deaf adults to become
self-supporting entrepreneurs. They are being given
training, workshops and mentorships.
Neil Maes, 13 years old and deaf, is in the Maryland
Spelling Bee competition.
The state has given Arizona State Schools for the Deaf
and Blind funds to create home instruction teachers that
would visit family homes of deaf children to mentor
the parents.
A deaf patient at the now-closed National Deaf Academy
was cited as an example in defining the line between
negligence and medical malpractice. In a fit of anger
she injured herself and it became a permanent disability.
Staffers tried to restrain her – to no avail.
It was brought up by a Medical Malpractice columnist.
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ORAL STORIES ON DEAF HISTORY
    Deaf researchers and deaf historians use their
video equipment to tape signed interviews with
older deaf people. This is for deaf history
archives.
    Do they interview older hearing people for
deaf history archives?
    One deaf man wanted to know more about his
famous deaf grandfather. He went to a small town
where the grandfather grew up and asked questions
with some older hearing people. They all gave
him plenty of tales!
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A deaf man was chatting with a hearing man
The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
My wife is bad
He actually said:
My wifi is bad
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A TRICK TO STOP RESTAURANT STARES
    Many of us go to restaurants with our friends
and we chat in ASL while eating our meals.
    And sometimes hearing people stare at us.
We are not comfortable when hearing people stare
at us.
    What is the best trick to stop them from staring
at us? Just give them the ABC Fingerspelling cards!
    They will be so busy learning fingerspelling that
they will stop staring at us.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
A question that people often ask me is “Who hired you to be here?”  What
they are really usually asking is “Who is paying you?”
Some people think that the users or consumers of our services have to pay
for a CART captioner to be present at an event. However, usually a
college, university, court, company, or agency will hire the CART
captioner because they are required to provide accommodations or equal
access under the law.
There are a number of laws that govern accessibility for people with a
hearing loss, including the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973.
Some people with a hearing loss think that they could not use the services
of a CART captioner because they could not afford to pay for them.  But
most public and many private entities are obligated to provide
communication access.  These include places of employment, public and
private educational institutions, and performances and events open to the
public.
If you or someone you know could benefit from the services of a CART
captioner, you may want to investigate your rights to equal access under
the law.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Firehouse Gallaudet! Yes, Gallaudet will be housing
a fire engine company, albeit on a temporary basis.
    The company, located at 13th and Florida Ave NE, has
been shut down for renovations and was in need of temporary
quarters.
    Gallaudet stepped in, offering the use of one of its
buildings on the outer edges of the campus for use by
the fire company. Fire trucks going in and out of the
temporary fire house will not be noticed by people
walking around on the campus.
    As a fitting touch, the Firehouse Gallaudet will need
a Dalmatian. It is not for the sake of tradition, but
for the sake of symbolism. Many Dalmatians are deaf.
And Gallaudet University educates the deaf.
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The Regal movie chain said they have spent over 12 million
dollars to outfit their moviehouses with caption glasses.
note:
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DeafDigest – 08 June 2018

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— deaf in Antiques Roadshow cable TV program

it was learned that Antiques Roadshow will feature
the works of the late Florence Attwood, a deaf
toymaker who made toys for several toymaking
companies. Rosie Benn, who is deaf, will be
on the program, showing the toymaker’s works.
It is also understood that one can watch the
program through Facebook. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/creation-of-deaf-toymaker/

 

— list of horrors at holding cell

A deaf woman was arrested because of public
intoxication. At the police station holding
cell, the guard would not turn face to allow
her to lipread; the guard ignored her request
to go to the bathroom; ignored her pleas for
easier communications; was roughed up by the
guards; placed a bag over her face preventing
her from seeing through it; told her to
relieve herself, while sitting on the holding
cell bench instead of going to bathroom; she
was allowed one telephone call and she called
her mother, but asked for voice interpreter
and was turned down. As a result, she has
filed a lawsuit. Why not an interpreter?
She does not use sign language. It took
place in Travis County in Texas.

 

— very deaf-unfriendly device

Amazon has announced a new hands-free
Alexa device for streaming TV programs.
Hearing users can shout – to turn on TV
or to change channels – or to look for a
certain program. What about the deaf
with no speech skills? Out of luck.
Product discrimination? Very much so yes!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— students unaware of teacher’s deafness
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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DeafDigest – 07 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 7, 2018

 

— a rare deaf-owned business in Brazil

Breno Oliveira is deaf and was frustrated, not being
able to find employment opportunities in Brazil.
Instead he went out and established his own
gelato ice cream business in Aracaju, a city
of some 600,000 people. Most of his employees
are deaf. He established this business a year
ago and it is still going on strong. Something
in the picture is rather unusual:

http://deafdigest.com/unusual-picture-of-deaf-ice-cream-vendor/

 

— deaf employees getting or not getting raises

A newspaper story today was headlined:

Everyone asks for raises, but white men are most likely
to get them, a new study suggests

Are deaf employees discriminated against when asking
for pay raises? DeafDigest is wondering!

 

— racist word in news captions

A major captioning company was fired because one of the
captioners keyed in a word that was racist even though
the voiced word was not racist! The captioning company
apologized for keying in the wrong word, but damage
was done.

 

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

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

06/03/18 Blue and Gold editions & options at:
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PRESERVING DEAF TELEVISION AND FILM HISTORY

The Silent Network, the nations first national Deaf/Hard of Hearing
television network, which started in 1979, has been hard at work on its
major preservation efforts of thousands of hours of past Deaf/HOH
broadcast TV shows for the benefit of todays viewers.

Viewers can now enjoy watching the digitally re-mastered shows
as well as brand new shows at WAWO.tv. Shows are added regularly.

Viewers can watch on their TV, tablet, mobile device, or computer.

Visit www.TheSilentNetwork.tv for more background information or
watch the shows at www.WAWO.tv.

Join and support this major historical undertaking!

DeafDigest – 06 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 6, 2018

 

— finally, about time, says past pageant winner

Emma Faye Rudkin, who is deaf, is a two-time winner
of the Miss San Antonio (TX) in 2015 and 2017.
In an interview she was asked about Miss America
Organization eliminating the swimswuit competition.
She said that it was about time for judges to look
at contestants that have great skills, despite their
deafness and other disabilities. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/past-two-time-local-pageant-winner/

 

— bad deaf incident at KFC

A deaf woman stopped at a KFC restaurant in Byram, Mississippi
hoping to order some food before it closed up for the day
(at 9 PM). The doors were locked so she drove around to the
window. She explained to the window person of her deafness
and that she wanted to order. The window woman immediately
covered her mouth and said something. She would not remove
her hand at all despite pleas to do so. The KFC’s corporate
headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky said they were
“investigating” this incident.

 

— easier for deaf to become volunteer firefighters

We have a list of deaf volunteer firefighters but
the list could get longer and longer. There was a
story today of shortage of willing young people
to become (small town) volunteer firefighters.
What this could mean – these fire departments
may be more willing to recruit young deaf people
to become volunteers – instead of pushing them
away!

 

 

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

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

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DeafDigest – 05 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 5, 2018

— deaf woman nominated to be the DC Superior Court judge

Melissa Felder Zappala, who is deaf, has been nominated
to be the Associate Judge of the DC Superior Court.
It does not mean she will be the judge; her nomination
must go through the US Senate. The President was supposed
to make a nomination but didn’t. The DC Judicial Nomination
Commission then nominated her. The US Senate will need to
approve her. If approved, she will rely on CART to function
in a courtroom setting. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/nominated-to-be-judge/

 

— speed dating/marriage, India style

Geeta, the deaf woman who accidentally crossed the border
to Pakistan as a teenager, was held for 12 years before
she was returned to India. Even though she could not
locate her original family, she has no shortage of
young men that want marry her. She has whittled the
long list of young men to 14. She is being set up
for some kind of a speed dating/marriage session
where she would pick the man of her preference
as her husband. Are these men deaf or hearing?
It was not mentioned in a newspaper story.

 

— reason internet accessibility is difficult to enforce

Does ADA law apply to internet accessibility (captions
for the deaf)? Obvious answer is yes. Yet, difficult to
argue in these ADA cases because of different
factors – ADA Title III does not cover the internet;
different ways businesses can accommodate the deaf
without using the internet. Plus the Department
of Justice has not set up rules on web site access.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— list of deaf judges
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DeafDigest – 04 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 4, 2018

 

— to be Super Deaf

A speech was given at College of Engineering
at Boston University. It was about creating
better apps to help human beings function
better in life. The only reference to deafness
is helping hearing aids get better – but the
hint was there – to help the deaf live better
lives (captions, interpreting, removing
discrimination, etc). A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/super-apps-for-deaf/

 

— deaf can’t work

Why many employers won’t hire the deaf? Because
they think the deaf just can’t do the job. This
was the focus of a TV program about the need to
hire the deaf. Sad that some hearing employers
think that way.

 

— fingerspelling is old fashioned, not used any more

A magazine said:
old –fashioned finger alphabet is now unknowr

It was the June 1907 issue of Scientific American magazine,
101 years ago!

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf people, true or false
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DeafDigest – 03 June 2018

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Top stories about the deaf:
A shooting incident took place in Israel.
A Palestinian woman was shot for not heeding
police instructions to stop what she was
doing. Was she deaf or hearing? The newspapers
said she was “allegedly” deaf or was “claimed”
to be deaf.
A travel agency in India advertised vacation
vouchers for anyone signing up for travel.
A deaf couple signed up for travel and were
never given vacation vouchers despite their
repeated requests. The agency, after discovering
they were deaf, did not want to bother with
communications at all. The company was heavily
fined for not following up on their advertising
promises.
Tang Shuai, the deaf Chinese attorney signed in
a video, warning the deaf of fraud and scams.
All of a sudden he was tagged with 10,000 friends
on the messaging app – all from the deaf that
needed his advice and tips.
Deaf Crows, consisting of deaf students from
Thom Collegiate, a junior college in
Regina, will be featuring their acts at the
Apple Time event.
A deaf Romanian man was fined for shouting
anti-government comments at a public rally.
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THE KEYBOARD AND THE DEAF
    The keyboard has always been important to the
deaf. First, it was the TTY, then it was the computer
for e-mail and now for deaf pagers.
    Will the keyboard disappear? Voice technology may
cause keyboards to disappear. In the future hearing
people can use voice to operate the computer.
    We must make sure that computer manufacturers
will always keep the keyboard even though voice
technology is coming up soon.
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FRUSTRATIONS IN WATCHING CAPTIONS
    Many of us have watched a football game or
a basketball game on TV, but cannot follow
the scores because the captions hide it.
    We have complained for years but this
problem continues.
    One captioner said he can move the captions
away from the scores; the reason why he
doesn’t move it because he does not watch
the captions while he is typing very fast
to keep up with the voices.
    He also said that the engineers in the
TV room can move the captions away from the
scores. But many of them don’t, and it is
frustrating.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
We have been working outside sprucing up our yard
for the summer.
I needed to work mostly in the morning for the backyard.
Sun shines most of the morning which helps me visually.
By mid-afternoon the sun is basically on the side and
front of the house.
I was trying to put mulch in our flower garden and
realized I had a difficult time seeing.
I asked my 12 years old grandson to help with spreading mulch.
He took the bag up the stairs on the deck and dumped it
over the sides to spread the mulch!
Let’s hope grandma will smile tomorrow morning!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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Top stories about the deaf:
A study was published in the JAMA Otolaryngology-Head
& Neck Surgery magazine on whether hearing issues may
lead to accidents at home and at work. It was implied
that lack of hearing may lead to lack of concentration.
True or not true? Just don’t know.
Is EMA ignoring the needs of the deaf of Puerto Rico?
It was FEMA that backed out of their promise to provide
interpreters for the deaf in Puerto Rico. An activist
implied that FEMA has violated deaf Puerto Ricans’
ADA needs!
There have been deaf people that want to be lifeguards
but were turned down because of their deafness. Some
have led to lawsuits. Anyway, because of shortage of
lifeguards at the Selinsgrove Community Pool (PA),
Nick Bertone, a deaf man, was sort of recruited
to become a lifeguard.
Isaac Liang, who is deaf and is from Singapore, has
emerged as a promising illustrator, working with
professionals in the film and video industry.
As a freelancer, he has lined up a number of
big corporation clients.
Maisie Sly, the deaf star of the acclaimed British
move “The Silent Child” will be having an audition
with the Queen.
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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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DISABILITY STUDIES VERSUS DEAF STUDIES
    Disability Studies is a becoming a popular choice of
major at more and more colleges.
    It will be interesting to observe the trend of
Deaf Studies with Disability Studies at these colleges.
Will Deaf Studies be absorbed as part of Disability
Studies? Or would both Studies co-exist as two
separate majors?
    This would be interesting to see how things play out
within the next five years.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person was chatting with a deaf person
just as a third person, hearing, passed by them
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
He is a room, a clown
The hearing person actually said:
He is a rube, a clown
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DEAF PEOPLE IN FIJI
    Fiji is a nation, way out in the Pacific Ocean,
and it has about 320 islands, but most people
live in two Fiji islands.
    Anyway there was a research that said that
almost six percent of the Fiji people are
deaf.
    Six percent of population is high. Why is
it that?
    DeafDigest guesses it is because of
interbreeding among the natives of Fiji
that causes deafness? Nothing about interbreeding
was mentioned in the research report.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
The software program that a realtime captioner uses must be trained to
translate the captioner’s brief forms in the proper manner. All steno
strokes must be entered into a computer dictionary and matched to an
English translation.
Mistakes are sometimes made by stenocaptioners who may think they have
certain strokes defined in their dictionary in a certain way, but they
really do not. Sometimes they may fail to load a dictionary in their
software program that has the required entries in it. Occasionally there
may also be a computer malfunction that fails to load the proper
dictionaries.
For instance, if the name of the former president of Iran were to come up,
the captioner may have a brief form designated for that. He or she might
have determined the name Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could be written using the
steno PHAUPL/PHAUPL.
Unfortunately, if for some reason that information wasn’t properly
entered in the computer, that steno might translate as former president
“Mom Mom.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Could hackers be able to hack into a deaf
person’s TTY relay account?
    There was a big story in the newspapers of a
Kettering, Ohio SWAT officers storming a home
upon a TTY relay report of an on-going crime.
    It was realized the relay call was a hoax.
Was it a hoax because of the hacking efforts?
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Frederick Cook,
Nesco, NJ, that departed us. Himself deaf and a
graduate of New Jersey School for the Deaf, he worked
in a profession that where deaf employees are rare, if any.
He was a heavy equipment operator, a long time employee
with a construction company. And his deafness was not
an issue with the International Union of Operating
Engineers that he belonged to for many years.
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DeafDigest – 01 June 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 1, 2018

 

— most deaf-friendly airline

Which airline is the most deaf-friendly? According to a
travel blogger, Virgin Airlines is. This is interesting
inasmuch as owner Richard Branson, not deaf, is one of
the world’s most controversial businessmen! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/owner-of-deaf-friendly-airline/

 

— a Deaf Room

American School for the Deaf (CT) has opened
a Deaf Room, formally known as the Rockwell’s
Visual Communications Center. This room has
the following:

16 foot screen in front of the room that shows
everything

several smaller screens that show captions

video production equipment for hands-on use

special loudspeaker that vibrates

FM system that hooks up hearing aids, CI’s with the
wireless microphone

The whole thing was the dream of deaf Executive
Director Jeff Bravin, which was five years
in the making.

 

 

— first time ever from a deaf candidate

We have many deaf candidates for public offices,
most don’t win, but some do. Hearing candidates
insult other candidates, in hopes of swaying
votes their way. Deaf candidates are more
polite – but there may be a first! Deaf candidate
Connell Crooms, hoping to win the election as
mayor of Jacksonville (FL) insulted his
opponent – saying he is a racist bully.
For the record, Crooms in an independent,
representing no political party.

 

 

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