Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published in July 2018

DeafDigest – 31 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 31, 2018

 

— many deaf not aware of basic need

A deaf person attending a recent deaf convention
said he was surprised that many of his deaf friends
were not aware that they are entitled to interpreters
while seeing doctors! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/a-must-in-health-care/

 

— challenges for deaf advocates

Deaf advocates have a big challenge. There are many
elected public officials that know nothing about the
deaf or do not care about the problems the deaf
people deal with. How to advocate? What is the
best way to advocate? What is Plan B when efforts
to reach elected public officials become useless?
These are big challenges.

 

— green card opportunities for deaf

It is more difficult for people to emigrate
to USA nowadays, no matter if they are hearing
or deaf. Years back, it was easier. A non-English
speaking deaf person, with university degree in Social
Work, was not able to find a job in this field
in her nation. Agencies serving the deaf would only
hire the hearing. Despite not knowing a single word
of English, she went to classes to learn the language,
and was able to get a green card. She has been in
USA for some 15 years and is still employed as a
Case Worker in a deaf agency in USA.

 

 

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

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

07/29/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 30, 2018

— police refused to help with paperwork

During a storm in South Carolina, the deaf man’s pickup
truck was parked outside. A tree slammed on it, destroying
it. The deaf man called the police, requesting paperwork
so that he can file a claim with the insurance company.
The police refused to fill out the paperwork. The police
also refused to provide an intepreter despite many
requests. And making it worse, he was arrested (because
of an old warrant). The U.S. Department of Justice
recently scolded the police department for giving him
hard time. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-paperwork-for-the-deaf-owner-of-truck/

 

— one interpreter full time or 35 part-time interpreters

One university said they have only one full time interpreter
but also contracts out with 35 part-time interpreters.
The full time interpreter said he works full time because
of the security of a paycheck. Which is better – a full
time interpreter or a part-time interpreter?

 

— Wells Fargo wants to work with the deaf

Is Wells Fargo a good bank for the deaf and the
people of color? It was announced last week
that Wells Fargo is creating a program to help
deaf people with their banking needs. Yet
there was a big story of Wells Fargo
discriminationg against a hearing woman of
color. That angry woman is filing a lawsuit
accusing the big bank of discrimination.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf diplomat, US Foreign Services
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/29/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 July 2018

DeafDigest Gold – July 29, 2018
Gold Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Old Fogey
Stop the voice interpreting
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— earliest captioned news
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
list of upcoming Deaf National Events
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
Deaf Business Academy is a new organization in
Great Britain for deaf interested in owning
businesses or becoming entrepreneurs.
Chris King is deaf and is a fashion designer
with his own shop in Great Britain. He said
it was not easy for the deaf to break into
the fashion design field.
It is a curious direction for Wells Fargo
to help the deaf with their banking and
financial needs. Wells Fargo has a bad
reputation in the financial world/
The state of Illinois has settled a lawsuit
over refusal to provide deaf prisoners the
accommodations they have needed.
An outspoken interpreter wrote a lengthy
article that lamented the changes, for
the worse, that interpreters have to deal
with these days, meaning lack of certification
and a weak national organization.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
A PERFECT JOB FOR THE DEAF
    For us, the deaf, many jobs are not
perfect. These jobs require communications
with hearing people. We try to communicate
with hearing people by written notes, by
gestures, by lipreading, etc.
    But there is a perfect job, and it
requires a lot of sign language skills!
    It is Scuba Diving classes. Scuba
divers, while under water, communicate
by sign language.
    A deaf man in England has been employed
as a Scuba trainer, using underwater
sign language, to train his hearing students.
    For him, it is a perfect job.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone,
letting you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV â–’
for the phone!
Captions are provided 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: sales@weitbrecht.com.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
A MANAGER AT TARGET
    We shop often at Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Sears, etc.
These stores have different departments. These departments
have supervisory managers.
    Do we know of a deaf person that is a supervisory
manager at any of these department stores?
    There is a deaf supervisory manager of a Target store
in California. He graduated from a school for the deaf
and did not go to college, but he was able to get
promoted to supervisory manager.
    It is not an easy job. He supervises three different
departments at Target. He orders merchandise; he takes
inventory and also supervises his own employees in these
three departments.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I decided to go to the state park’s reservoir to cool off.  It is only a
10-minute walk from my home!
I went to my bedroom to switch to a bathing suit.  The lights were not on.
I packed my beach chair which also acts as a backpack and filled it with
lunch, water, a towel and sunscreen.
I walked down to the reservoir. It was a 90 degree day and the park was
packed with adults and children.
I put on sunscreen and sat down on my beach chair at the waterfront.
To my surprise, I realized I had on my plaid PJ shorts!
To help you envision this, try putting a small kitchen funnel over your
eye while standing up.
Bow your head down and you cannot see what you are wearing.  A tough task!
I wonder how the crowd at the state park reacted!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest Sports:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
click on mainstream on the right side of
mainstreamed athletes
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
for sub/unsub options, go to deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section:
All new jobs immediately posted

DeafDigest – 29 July 2018

DeafDigest Blue – July 29, 2018
Blue Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Employment ads web site:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
This week’s ASL videos in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— 17th century deaf
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
Famed Kazakhstan figure skater Denis Ten (not deaf)
was murdered in a carjacking attempt. One of his
lifetime goals was to make a movie about the
deaf.
The National Association of the Deaf has made it
a top priority – to restore confidence in interpreters
by working with them on issues.
Shakespeare for the deaf? Deaf actor Richard Costes
is playing Snout in the play “A Midsummer Night’s
Dream” at the Chicago Parks theater. The hearing
role Snout was changed to accommodate the deaf actor.
There are about 25 universities, such as Oxford and
Cambridge that are selective about admitting
top students in Great Britain. A group is accusing
these universities of refusing to accept these
top deaf students!
The Pacific Bell Telephone has reached a settlement
with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
because of refusal to provide a deaf employee with an
interpreter during staff meetings and one on one
conferences.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone,
letting you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV â€
for the phone!
Captions are provided 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: sales@weitbrecht.com.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
NEVER VISITING GALLAUDET OR NTID
    We know that many people that live in New York City
have never visited the Statue of Liberty. Or people
that live in Paris, France have never visited the
Eiffel Tower, etc, etc.
    What about us, the deaf? There are many deaf people
that live in the Washington, DC area and have never
visited Gallaudet. Also, many deaf people in the
Rochester area that have never visited the RIT campus.
    Are these deaf people bored with their own
towns?
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Lip reading tale
Two baseball fans were talking about great
pitchers of past years.
The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
Carfax was one of the best pitchers ever
The hearing fan actually said:
Koufax was one of the best pitchers ever
note:
Sandy Koufax, currently in the Baseball
Hall of Fame, is an all-time great pitcher.
He pitched for the Dodgers in the fifties
and sixties but skyrocketed to stardom in
the sixties.
Carfax? A national chain of used cars
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
HEARING COLLEGE
A CHOICE BETWEEN GALLAUDET OR NTID OR HEARING COLLEGE?
    Many deaf students in high schools that want to go
to college have three choices – go to Gallaudet,
go to NTID or go to a hearing college.
    Which choice is best? It is up to the student
to make the choice.
    For one residential school student, the choice
was made easier for her. She attended a hearing
college part time while she was a senior in
high school.
    After one “frustrating” semester at a hearing
college, she quickly eliminated the hearing college
as a choice, and was left with two choices –
Gallaudet or NTID!
    She was lucky to be able to make an easier choice
before graduating from residential school.
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is the organization that
represents judicial reporters and broadcast and CART captioners across the
country.
Members of NCRA will be meeting at the Hyatt Regency in New
Orleans, Louisiana, from August 2nd through the 5th.
The 2018 event coincides with the celebration of the Tricentennial of
New Orleans, which carries the theme “One Time in New Orleans” and
encourages residents and visitors to write their stories about their
time in the city.
The largest annual gathering of court reporters, realtime captioners,
scopists, legal videographers, trial presenters, and other legal services
professionals, the convention and expo offers a wide range of continuing
education seminars and social events.
Highlights include the installation of NCRA’s 2018-2019 Board of Directors
the results of the national speed and realtime contests, the announcement
of scholarship and grant recipients, and top-notch speakers addressing the
topics and issues relevant to today’s court reporters, captioners, lega
videographers, students, and school officials.
The schedule is jam-packed with educational sessions, the latest in new
products and services showcased on the Expo Hall floor, and an array of
networking opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else.
There are also specialized programs for students and instructors.
Attendees are invited to experience the many treasures that await and
“Jazz it Up” in New Orleans.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    One of the rookies trying to make the Washington Redskins
NFL roster is Reed Doughty, a safety.
    He has a hearing loss. The Redskins did not notice it until
just now when the coaches had to repeat their coaching
instructions with him.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Senator Orin Hatch (UT) opposing the Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)? Well, he went on a rambling
speech making nasty comments about the CRPD, at the same time
denying he opposes the rights of the deaf and the disabled!
Very puzzling, indeed.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
for sub/unsub options, go to deafdigest.com
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest
Copyright 2018 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section:
All new jobs are immediately posted

DeafDigest – 27 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 27, 2018

 

— state laws and the interpreters

It was learned that only 16 states require
ASL interpreters to be licensed. Also only
12 (of these 16 states) accept RID
certification as state license. What about
34 states that do not require licenses?
A big mess, it certainly is. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/state-with-strict-interpreting-license/

 

— movie punishment for being deaf

Movie scripts used to punish deaf characters because of their
deafness. That was true in Hollywood years ago. Not so any
more.

 

— 23andMe and ancestry sites may look into deaf genes

Many people grow up without knowing their real parents.
This is the reason why these people sign up with
23andMe and ancestry other sites in hopes of finding their
real families. Cost ranges between $100 to $140. The
search looks for deafness genes, if any, as well as
with other non-deaf genetical issues.

 

 

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

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

07/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 26, 2018

— rude or not rude

A hearing person said:
I love watching people sign to one another; I often watch people
have lightning-fast expressive conversations in American Sign
Language

Is it OK or rude for a hearing person to spy on deaf that
communicate with each other? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/watching-sign-language-rude-or-not-rude/

 

— university president hiring the deaf

Jack Hawkins was the director of Alabama School for the
Deaf. In 1989 he accepted a job offer to become the
president of Troy University. He has not forgotten his
deaf roots; many of the landscape workers on the Troy
campus are deaf. Not too many other presidents would
do the same on behalf of the deaf!

 

— the only deaf person

A deaf man, who loves watching movies, said he often
was the only deaf person to watch an open captioned
movie at a theater. He was making a point, in that
deaf people demand open captions but do not show up
for these open captioned movies!

 

 

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

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

07/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 25 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 25, 2018

 

— a deaf woman with a big dream

Julia Velasquez, who is deaf, has a big dream.
She wants to be the first deaf astronaut.
To accomplish this dream, she has interned at
NASA, earned her private pilot’s license and
and lived in a simulated Mars habitat. Keep
in mind a group of deaf people went through
the NASA zero gravity tests during the late
fifties and early sixties and was said to
perform better than hearing people! A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-astronaut-to-be/

 

 

— rapid transit (subway) accessibility chief’s goal

Alex Elegudin, not deaf, but disabled, is the new
new accessibility chief of the New York City
subway and bus system. He has a goal – to help
the deaf and the disabled with their accessibility
needs. For the deaf, it means visual displays
everywhere with warnings and announcements of
schedules and changes. He was interviewed in
a newspaper story. Not sure if other city
rapid transit systems have their own accessibility
chiefs?

 

— perfect communication with horses

The Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center takes
care of disabled and abused horses. Joseph Lockwood,
who is deaf, is the best at the center when it
comes to communicating with the horses. He uses
body language, gestures and soft voices that
these horses appreciate.

 

 

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

— deaf optometrist
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 24 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 24, 2018

 

— an interpreter confession

An interpreter said that many interpreters
do not understand sign language that their
deaf clients use. They get away with it by
saying things that the deaf never made.
When that happens, the deaf do not know that
their words have been misinterpreted!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/train-go-sorry/

 

 

— computer hacker tries to help the deaf

DeafDigest was worried that sign language Alexa may
not understand the some signs the deaf use. It was
learned that the sign language Alexa was created
by a computer hacker that inserts sign language
into that device. The hacker uses camera that
copies deaf signs and deaf gestures and
programs these into Alexa. If the hacker copies
wrong signs it may be useless to the deaf!

 

 

— do not always depend on handwritten notes

A deaf person, with good lipreading skills,
learned his lesson – do not always depend
on handwritten notes. He was setting up
an appointment; the receptionist asked him
“Is Friday good for you?” and he said
yes. The handwritten notes showed a
Wednesday appointment. If he didn’t
catch “Friday” via lipreading he would
have thought Wednesday was the appointment
day. Luckily he had it straightened out.

 

 

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

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

07/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 23 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 23, 2018

— a bad newspaper headline

Newspapers ran this headline:

Starbucks Is Opening A Signing Store Specifically For
Deaf & Hard Of Hearing

This was in reference to Starbucks opening up near
Gallaudet in Washington, DC, and hiring an all-ASL
staff. It is a bad, bad newspaper headline for it
says “specifically” for the deaf and hard of
hearing, meaning hearing people are not allowed?
Of course, hearing people are allowed.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bad-newspaper-headline/

 

— expensive for ADA defendants

It is pretty much expensive in legal fees for ADA lawsuit
defendants. One recent ADA case, that the deaf won, cost
the stubborn hearing defendant over $100,000 in
legal fees! This is separate from payment for damages.

 

— being nosey but not understanding

A hearing person said:

I love watching people sign to one another in
the subways. Their signs are very fast with
a lot of facial expressions. I then realized
many deaf people have strong feelings
about ASL.

Is that hearing person nosey without
deaf people knowing it? Again there are
many nosey hearing people that listen to
hearing conversations!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Capital Hill deafness resource person
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/22/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

— opportunities for deaf writer, content editor and
international signs signer

go to:
http://35.182.75.222/category/jobs/

and scroll down until you see
Opportunities at H3 World TV

 

DeafDigest – 22 July 2018

DeafDigest Gold – July 22, 2018
Gold Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Old Fogey
Deaf Intercom
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
Outback scout
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
list of upcoming Deaf National Events
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
Mike Parson, Missouri governor, vetoed a line-item
budget for the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing. Not sure how is this going to
impact on that agency.
The United Kingdom movie industry has been given
a £75,000challenge to have them install and
improve on the captioning of their films.
Details are quite complicated but at least
the movie people know all about it.
The first performance of the Irish National Anthem
was sung at a public event.
Linkedin has finally added captions to their
videos. Linkedin is a network of professional
people, and many deaf people belong to this
network.
Worrisome is shortage of court reporters. It is
a worry because many court reporters could become
real time captioners.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
WEGMAN’S ASL NAME TAGS
    Last week DeafDigest video asked if Wegmans
supermarket has deaf employees with “ASL” on
their name tags.
    It was learned that the Wegmans in Rochester,
NY, has several dozen deaf employees and
they all have “ASL” on their name tags.
    DeafDigest wishes that stores will hire
ASL people (either deaf or Coda) and wear
name tags with “ASL” on it.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
    There was a story in a newspaper about two
police officers patrolling a deaf club event
in England.
    Why? Are they trying to make sure that
club members behave themselves during that
social event?
    Different in England than in USA?
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Touching is important for us who are DeafBlind.
Audio is commonly used by blind people who can hear.
Vision is commonly used by people who are Deaf.
I went to a department store by myself with my white cane.
I searched a few aisles to find what I wanted.
I gave up and stood at the end of the aisle hoping for assistance.
There was a real loud voice shouting and I couldn’t find where it was
coming from.
I kept looking until I spotted a store employee walking away.
What was missing was touch.
The employee needed to approach me and tap on my shoulder.
The store lost a customer.
The public needs more awareness of our needs.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest Sports:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
click on mainstream on the right side of
mainstreamed athletes
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
for sub/unsub options, go to deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section:
All new jobs immediately posted

DeafDigest – 22 July 2018

DeafDigest Blue – July 22, 2018
Blue Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Employment ads web site:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
This week’s ASL videos in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— self-taught honored deaf astronomer
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
Emily Brothers is deaf-blind and she has filed a
formal complaint with the British Home Secretary
on not accommodating her when she wanted to run
in a local election. The Judicial Review group
is looking into it.
The VA has not given deaf vets communication
equipment for their deaf vets. Two local newspapers
in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area brought this up.
French regulator Arcep (sort of equivalent to
our FCC) ordered telecommunication operators
to offer free “translation” services for
the deaf – but one requirement is puzzling.
It says deaf people will have access to
one hour of translation services per month.
Does not say if heavy deaf users are out of
luck if they’re active for more than one
hour per month?
Deaf people get sick more often than hearing
people (heart disease, high blood pressure,
and strokes). This is what NTID’s Peter Hauser,
deaf himself, said at a speech he gave at the
UN committee in Geneva, Switzerland. It has
nothing to do with genetics, but about lack of
information about these diseases.
The South Australian Film Corporation is
setting up a program to encourage deaf
filmmakers to get involved with movies.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
A DEAF EMPLOYEE AND A BLIND BOSS
    This is a true story. A blind man owns an auto
repair shop in Oregon.
    One of his employees is a deaf mechanic. The
blind man can’t drive. The deaf mechanic can’t
hear engine noises.
    They have worked together very well.
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Lip reading tale
The deaf person thought hearing friend told him:
I was sick with lime
The hearing person actually said:
I was sick with lyme
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF PLANTS AND HEARING PLANTS
    Do we have Deaf Plants and Hearing Plants?
Yes, we do.
    The Hearing Plants have chemicals that help communicate
with other Hearing Plants.
    Some other plants do not have chemicals and cannot
communicate. These are Deaf Plants!
    This is not a joke. Biologists say that plants use
chemical language to communicate with each other.
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Are all CART captioners equal, or is it possible for different CART
captioners to have different “interpretations” of an event?
There are a number of factors that influence what you see on the screen of
a CART or broadcast captioner. As much as we all strive to be 100%
verbatim, that can never happen because we are human, and mistakes and
individual variations will take place.
The biggest factor to have an effect on the output of a CART provider is
the ability of the person doing the job. This is like any other job where
someone uses his or her skills to perform translation or interpretation
services.
Will every sign language interpreter be able to interpret the proceedings
with 100% accuracy? Obviously, experience and ability play a huge role in
determining the quality of the interpretation.
Another factor that may influence the output of a realtime captioner is
his or her familiarity with the topic being discussed. If someone were to
say, “Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his new cabinet members today,” this
may be a difficult sentence to translate properly. The following are
sample variations that may occur, depending on the knowledge of the
captioner:
“Kazakhstan’s president announced his new cabinet members today.”
“The president announced his new cabinet members today.”
“New cabinet members were announced today.”
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Recently a Gallaudet administrator privately told
DeafDigest:
We cannot afford a third student rebellion over
a new Gallaudet president
    Keeping this in mind, Ben Soukup, chair,
Gallaudet Board of Trustees, is planning
a 2-day retreat for trustees – to make sure
the upcoming presidential selections process
runs smoothly with no snags. And to involve
input from everyone – students, faculty, staff,
alumni and friends.
note:
Alan Hurwitz was selected as the next president,
and when his time came up, Roberta Cordano replaced
him. No protests, no rebellions, no controversies,
no nothing!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Thinkso’s 2013 Give a Brand! has awarded the
Deaf Abused Women’s Network with a pro bono
branding. What this means is that DAWN will be
getting a professional make-over in an effort
to get high profile attention of its services
on behalf of deaf women that need assistance.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
for sub/unsub options, go to deafdigest.com
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest
Copyright 2018 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section:
All new jobs are immediately posted

DeafDigest – 20 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 20, 2018

 

— The Alexa and the deaf

Hearing people love using Alexa. The Alexa people are
saying it will work with the deaf. Here are two
headlines in today’s different press releases
that contradict each other:

bad headline
Why some accents don’t work on Alexa

good headline
Alexa can now have a conversation with members of the deaf community

If Alexa is supposed to read sign language; there are many
different signs for one word. As an example there are as
many half dozen signs for the word “football” and no
way Alexa would know them all! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/alexa-and-the-deaf/

 

— different location for a deaf social club

Deaf social clubs are dying. Deaf people to to
Starbucks on a weekly basis, and it has become
their own Deaf Social Club. Here is another
different location – the Edgewater Branch
of the Chicago Public Library system.
Deaf people meet there on a regular basis
to play games and to socialize with each other.

 

— giving back to the Deaf Community

Do we have famous deaf people that give back to
the Deaf Community? Marlee Matlin does. She
gives back to deaf charities a portion of
her merchandise and apparel sales.

 

 

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

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

07/15/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 19 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 19, 2018

 

— all-ASL Starbucks few blocks away from Gallaudet

there was a newspaper announcement about an
all-ASL Starbucks a 15-minute walk away from Gallaudet.
It will be on H Street, NE. Great? Hope so?
Parking is very tight in that area. Deaf people who
live in the Washington, DC city limits but not near
H Street NE, may be hesitant to drive over and
struggle for parking spots, just for a quick
grab of coffee! DeafDigest editor lives in Washington,
DC where there are as many as half-dozen Starbucks
within easy walking distance! Anyway there was a coffee
place located across the street from Gallaudet. It
only lasted two months. Next ASL-Starbucks where?
Across the street from NTID in Rochester, NY? A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/all-deaf-starbucks-staff/

 

— negative trend about deaf characters in movies

An article today said that this year there were
two movies that placed the deaf in a negative
way. These movies treated the deaf as a burden
instead of being loved members of the family.
These two movies are – A Quiet Place and
Unfriended: Dark Web. Do we want to watch
deaf movies that make us feel good instead
of feeling badly?

 

— Deaf and Speed Chess

Do deaf people play speed chess? It is different
from regular chess, where players take their time
to make their moves. In speed chess, moves are
made within few seconds. An announcement from the
International Chess Committee of the Deaf said
that the World Deaf Blitz Chess Championship
took place this week in Machester, Great
Britain.

 

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

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

07/15/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

— opportunities for deaf writer, content editor and
international signs signer

go to:
http://35.182.75.222/category/jobs/

and scroll down until you see
Opportunities at H3 World TV

 

 

DeafDigest – 18 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 18, 2018

 

— famous deaf woman told she should not find a job

One of the most famous deaf women is Regina Hughes, who passed
away in 1993. She was a famed illustrator of botany and plants.
The Smithsonian Institution named two plants after her.
As a young woman, she was looking for a job after
graduation from Gallaudet in 1918. Nebraska senator
Filbert Hichcock was a friend of her family. He told her,
but with a hint of her deafness:

nice girls don’t work. You go home and stay with your
papa and meet a nice man and he’ll take care of you.

Of course, she refused to listen to this advice.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-can-do-it/

 

— Hospital VRI rules

A group of hospitals and health centers in Kansas has these
VRI rules – deaf patient has the right to refuse VRI; once
a deaf patient enters a hospital, the VRI cannot be used;
VRI appointments must be interpreted only by one of the
health center interpreters; VRI can be used for last-minute
appointments and during bad weather; a local interpreting
agency knows that not all VRI appointments are good idea.

 

 

— reason Hollywood really don’t want deaf actors

There is a reason Hollywood don’t want deaf actors.
Is Hollywood anti-deaf? No. They are afraid that hearing
people won’t watch movies if deaf actors are cast.
Yes, we have few deaf actors that are successful,
but most deaf actors struggle to find roles.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf scientist forced change in conference presentations
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/15/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub 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 – 17 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 17, 2018

 

— low cost or high cost captioning devices

For theaters, the cost of closed captioning devices
range from $400 to $7,500. The $400.00 cost is cheap,
affordable by many movie theaters – but it comes with
a big risk. Angry deaf patrons will be upset at poor
quality of these cheap devices. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/these-captioning-bloopers/

 

— one of 51 most amazing museums

Edsmart is an organization that promotes the
best in what American universities have to
offer. It ranked Gallaudet’s museum as
one of the 51 Most Astounding University
Museums. This is the biggest honor that any
university museum could ever hope to achieve.

 

— gaming developers don’t help the deaf

Many deaf people love to play video games with their
computers. Many of these games are not well-
captioned. An advisor with these video games
said “Developers often fail their deaf players”
and said the reason is that they feel
captioning is too complicated for them to develop.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— the W letter challenge
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/15/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 16 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 16, 2018

— deaf actress in a Fake Hearing role

A twist! We have complained about fake-deaf hearing
actors playing deaf roles. And now this – we have
a fake-hearing actress playing a hearing role!
It is Lauren Ridloff, a deaf actress, who is playing
Connie, a hearing character in the “Walking Dead”
TV series. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/a-fake-hearing-actress/

 

— old fashioned TTY machines still being used

Who uses the old fashioned TTY machines? These machines
are obsolete because of emails, tweets, facebooks,
facetime, video chats, etc. Well, DeafDigest just
learned that deaf people of western Nebraska still
use their TTY machines. Reason is lack of towers
necessary for internet services!

 

— deaf to hear flashing lights not sounds?

Deaf people in the future to hear flashing lights
instead of sounds? Well, a team of scientists
from Germany is working on a CI that will hear
flashing lights instead of hearing sounds.
Not sure how it works but it was published
in a medical science magazine.

 

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

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

07/15/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

 

— opportunities for deaf writer, content editor and
international signs signer

go to:
http://deafdigest.com/jobs/jobs1-2/

and scroll down until you see
Opportunities at H3 World TV

 

DeafDigest – 15 July 2018

DeafDigest Gold – July 15, 2018
Gold Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Old Fogey
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Dancing with Stars, a fact we didn’t know about
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
list of upcoming Deaf National Events
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
40 British MPs, all of them hearing, have protested
budget cuts in education of the deaf. Possibly
afraid of the Brexit, most MP’s have supported
these cuts?
The Columbia University School of Engineering
has come up with a brain-activity hearing
aid. Not sure exactly how it works but it
has something to do with the brain being
read for the hearing aid to produce
an approximate level of voice coming in.
A hotel in Japan refused to accommodate a group
of 100 deaf people, saying it was a safety
issue. When the deaf group filed a formal
complaint, the hotel management apologized.
A deaf-blind Australian woman was in her
apartment alone when there was a smoke
alarm warning building residents of
fire. Fortunately firefighters broke
into her apartment and got her out.
Ryan Gollner, who is deaf, was appointed
interim Director of the Louisiana School for
the Deaf. He previously served as the
Principal.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
HEARING LOSS RULES ARE CRAZY
    A deaf woman with a hearing loss of 64 dB can
participate in the Deaflympics, but cannot participate
in the Miss Deaf America Pageant!
    Why? Because Deaflympics rules say that deaf athletes
must have a hearing loss of 55 dB or higher to qualify. But
the NAD Miss Deaf America Pageant rules say that
deaf participants must have a hearing loss of 65 dB
or higher to qualify.
    This rule is crazy!
NOTE:
NAD no longer hosts Miss Deaf America Pageants. This
video is an old one that is being run again for your
laughter and amusement!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
THE GEICO CAVEMAN ADS ARE FALSE
    When we watch TV we laugh at these famous
GEICO caveman ads.
    These ads are false. In these ads, the Cavemen
use voice to communicate with each other.
    During the Stone Age, the early Cavemen used sign
language to communicate with each other for
many years.
    The GEICO ads should have used sign language
Cave Men!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
When I work with interpreters at various settings:
People ask very naïve questions.
1)      Are you two married?
2)      Why are you holding hands? (Tactile ASL interpreting)
I end up writing stories for my comedy show!
You should see those comic pictures I used in my shows!
Let’s see if I can catch any more to add to my story line!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest Sports:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
click on mainstream on the right side of
mainstreamed athletes
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
for sub/unsub options, go to deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section:
All new jobs immediately posted

DeafDigest – 15 July 2018

DeafDigest Blue – July 15, 2018
Blue Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Employment ads web site:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
This week’s ASL videos in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Titanic’s only deaf passenger
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
Lagos has been distributing sign language booklets
for police, banks and hospitals and claimed
over 2,000 people have been trained to use
sign language.
The Oyo State government in Nigeria seized a
20-acre land owned by a deaf agency. No reason
was given for the seizure but in which resulted
in mass protests by the Deaf Community.
In the hearing world, a runaway billionaire
is John McAfee, who created a company –
McAfee Associates, that created software
that blocked computer viruses. In the Deaf
World, it is Bill Austin, the past CEO
of Starkey Hearing aids. Guess there are
rogue billionaire runaways, no matter if
they’re affiliated with hearing or with
deaf!
The Rochester Police Department is working
with a deaf organization in Rochester, NY
on a forum to improve relationships with
the Deaf Community.
The following individuals were elected to the NAD Board of Directors:
Melissa S. Draganac-Hawk, President
Richard McCowin, Vice President
Jenny Buechner, Secretary
Michelle Cline, Treasurer
Liz Hill, Region I Representative
Steve Lovi, Region I Representative
Kevin Ryan, Region II Representative
Linsay Darnall, Jr, Region II Representative
Steve Hamerdinger, Region III Representative
Holly Ketchum, Region III Representative
Amy Lucero, Region IV Representative
Martin Price, Region IV Representative
Howard Rosenblum, Ex Officio Member
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
IMPORTANT TO ACCEPT RETRAINING
    This is a true story. A deaf employee worked for
a company for many years. The company required all
employees to be retrained to learn how to work
with computers.
    The deaf employee refused to be retrained.
The company did not like it – but did not fire
the deaf employee because he was a good worker.
    But the company waited, and waited and waited
for the deaf employee to break a company rule.
    Finally, when the deaf employee broke a
company rule he was immediately fired.
    The deaf employee sued and lost because the
company lawyers told the court that the company
rule was in the employee manual and everyone
knew the rule.
    It was easier to fire the deaf employee for
breaking a company rule than to fire him because
of refusal to learn computers!
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Lip reading tale
A deaf baseball fan and a hearing baseball fan
were talking about one baseball player that
plays for Miami Marlins.
The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
Justin Pour lacks homerun power
The hearing fan actually said:
Justin Bour lacks homerun power
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
DON’T TEASE THE DEAF
    Many hearing kids are cruel, teasing the deaf and
making them feel bad.
    One hearing kid did, and he was sorry for the rest
of his life.
    The deaf kid’s father owned a big company that hired
many people. The father saw his deaf son being teased
and did not like it.
    Years later the hearing kid grew up, graduated from
college and applied for a job at that big company.
    The hearing kid did not get the job, and he was
sorry that he teased the deaf kid a lot in the past.
    Too late!
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
“Why do you have to hit all of those keys at the same time to make such a
simple word come up?  Wouldn’t it just be easier to type on a regular
keyboard one letter at a time?”
Being a CART captioner, I have heard these kinds of questions many times.
Yes, it might be “easier” to type one letter at a time, but if realtime
captioners did that, there would be no way that they could develop the
speed that they need to provide realtime translation for the different
events and broadcasts where captioning and CART are provided.
Using a standard QWERTY keyboard, the fastest typists can sometimes get up
to around 120 words per minute.  It is more common for good typists to
average 60 to 80 words per minute.
The standard rate of speech for most people is around 160 to 180 words per
minute.  Many speakers consistently average over 200 words per minute.
As you can see from these numbers, if someone is using a standard keyboard
and trying to type one letter at a time, even the best of typists cannot
keep up with most speakers.
However, using the steno keyboard, someone can keep up with most speakers.
In order to be certified by the National Court Reporters Association as a
Registered Professional Reporter, which is the entry-level test for court
reporters, someone must pass a test on testimony material at 225 words per
minute.
If you can write at 225 words per minute rather than 100 words per minute,
you will be able to do a much better job of keeping up with speakers in
today’s rapid-paced world.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    New Hearing words get into the dictionary
every year.
    New Deaf words don’t. Why? Said Peter Sokolowski,
not deaf, editor-at-large, Merriam-Webster:
If somebody is using it to convey a specific idea and
that idea is successfully conveyed in that word, it’s
ready to go in the dictionary
    If this is the case then why such Deaf Words like
Coda, audism, bibi, etc get rejected every year?
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
NAD & RID TO PARTNER TOGETHER
A difference a decade would make! Ten years ago
NAD and RID were at each other’s throats, in bitter
disagreement on how interpreters should be certificated.
NAD’s way or RID’s way was what the disagreement focused on.
Now NAD and RID are buddies. Both issued a joint
announcement, acknowledging each other’s goals and
missions and top it off with a Memorandum of
Understanding.
note:
What happened? Seems NAD and RID are both at odds
with each other lately!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
for sub/unsub options, go to deafdigest.com
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest
Copyright 2018 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section:
All new jobs are immediately posted

DeafDigest – 13 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 13, 2018

 

— a cruel Costco manager

A Costco manager just did not want to supervise
a deaf employee, deciding to give that employee
hard time. He would mumble, making lipreading
impossible; he would also cover his mouth
again. When the employee asked for an interpreter,
he said no. When the employee asked to write
notes, he refused. The biggest mystery is
that the Costco headquarters knew about that
manager but said “hands off”

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/impossible-lipreading/

 

— closed captions best for hearing people

many hearing people hate closed captions.
A web graphics consultant said closed captions
are the best for hearing people – because sometimes
the person’s moth moves but really says nothing.
Hearing people hear nothing, but for the deaf,
closed captions show up from that quiet moving
hearing mouth! Hard to believe.

 

— trucking company says no to deaf with commercial license

Werner Enterprises Inc, a trucking company in Omaha,
would not hire a deaf truck driver, tellng him the
company just does not hire deaf people. The
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the
trucking company.

 

 

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

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

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 12 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 12, 2018

 

— not just Neflix is guilty

when captioned words are left out, people blame
Netflix. People forget that Amazon, Hulu, Vue,
Sling Orange, Crackle, Twitch, Vevo and other
streaming providers also leave out certain
words. Netflix is the biggest one and so
easy to get these blames. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/words-for-hearing-not-for-deaf/

 

— many do not sign up for the State notification system

During emergencies (fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods,
etc) the first responders look at the notification
system to know which victims are deaf, as well as with
those of other disabilities. Does it always work?
In one apartment unit, everyone knows that one
resident is deaf, yet during emergencies, the
first responders are the last to know about it!

 

— told deaf cannot become doctors

There are some deaf students interested in
becoming doctors. Almost all of them are
told they cannot become doctors because of
their deafness. And many of them would
not listen to doubts and eventually
enroll at medical schools, pass their
medical board exams and become doctors.
One deaf woman Jiang Mengnan wanted to
become a doctor but gave up after so
much resistance. Instead she switched
to pharmacy and is now studying for her
doctorate in pharmacology. It is not
in USA but in China.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— unpleasant incident at an oral deaf school
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

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 – 11 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 11, 2018

 

— these useless 911 texts

There was a story that if deaf people live in the
mountains, then some of their 911 texts may be
useless. This is a problem during emergencies.
For some reason these high tech innovations do
not always work in the mountains. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/sending-texts-through-mountains/

 

— always unpredictable reactions from hearing people

When a deaf person informs a hearing person of his
deafness, then the reaction is always unpredictable.
Some will run away; some will freeze up, unable to
respond; some will show nervousness, in case of
one bar tender, dropping the glass and spilling
the bottle to the floor. Most would nod and try to
deal with the deaf person, but for some others,
their reactions are bizarre.

 

— the luck of the volunteer fireman

Sean Kearney, not deaf, is a volunteer firefighter
in Southington, Connecticut. He and his crew were
responding to an automobile accident. One of
those hurt in the accident was a deaf woman.
Kearney suddenly used his ASL to communicate
with her and was able to explain her injuries
with the hospital staff. Kearney knew sign
language because his brother was deaf!

 

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

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

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub 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 – 10 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 9, 2018

— Supreme Court nominee and the deaf

Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to become the
Supreme Court nominee. He has one connection
to the deaf, but it is not a happy one. In
2008, he ruled against a deaf man who filed
a job discriminatioh lawsuit in the District
of Columbia. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/supreme-court-nominee/

 

— fired for yelling at boss

A deaf person was fired for yelling at the
boss, only that it was not yelling. It is
common knowledge that deaf people speak
louder than hearing people. Deaf people
can’t hear and therefore cannot control
the volume of their voices – even if it
was just a notch above normal voice volume.
Hearing bosses do not know it unless
they went through a deaf awareness training
workshop.

 

— Frontier Airlines says no to interpreter request

A deaf couple booked a flight on Frontier Airlines,
wanting to celebrate their grandson’s first
birthday. Their flight was canceled and
the Frontier people would not tell them why
nor help them find another flight. Their
request for an interpreter was refused.
It was learned that Frontier Airlines did
not know of the availability of an on-call
interpreter at the airport plus availability
of a video relay service. Frontier said
the deaf couple did not identify themselves
as deaf (in other words – too bad!)

 

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

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

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

— Opportunity for interested football coaches

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deafdigest-sports/20180710/

and scroll down a little until you see the posting

DeafDigest – 09 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 9, 2018

— the Brainiest Deaf team

Who is the Brainiest Deaf team? In the 2018
College Bowl that took place in Hartford, CT,
some of the participating teams were Gallaudet,
NTID, CSUN. Gallaudet won just by one point,
capturing first championship since 2010. A
picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/2018-college-bowl/

 

— Starbucks training session not perfect

Starbucks just fired one of their employees for
mocking a hearing person that has a problem
with stuttering. DeafDigest is afraid that
some day a Starbucks employee would mock
a poor-speech deaf person. What is the
point of having an all-afternoon training
session if some hearing employees just won’t
show respect?

 

— Silicon Valley not hiring enough deaf geniuses

There was a story in a high-tech magazine about
Silicon Valley not hiring enough deaf geniuses.
It mentioned one genius – Vint Cerf, whose deafness
may be the reason for inventing the internet.
We have another deaf genius – Ken Harrenstein,
but the story didn’t mention him.

 

 

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

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

07/08/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 08 July 2018

DeafDigest Gold – July 8, 2018
Gold Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Old Fogey
None of the above
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— bank branch deaf manager
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
list of upcoming Deaf National Events
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
Sandy Duncan, past leader in services for the
deaf in Pennsylvania, has departed us.
He is already missed by the deaf community
in Pennsylvania.
Skin communications? Yes if engineers at
Purdue University have their way. They want
deaf people to use devices on their skins
to help them communicate with the hearing.
Not exactly sure how it works.
A deaf Japanese senior citizen couple is
filing a lawsuit against the government
for forcing them to undergo sterilization.
The government, in the past, did not want
deaf couples to bear children. The
government is not too happy with the lawsuit.
Is there such a thing as a master data base
of potential patients (ie marketing the CI)?
Yes. Two people worked together to develop
such a database at Midwestern State University
in Wichita Falls, KS. This database continues
to this day and gets bigger and bigger.
A deaf person, shopping in a small town
discount store, was not aware of the closing
time. The PA announcement, warning customers
of closing time was useless. The store was
closed and the deaf person had to use
911 to text to call the police to get him out!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
BRITISH TV BETTER THAN AMERICAN TV?
    How many sign language programs do we see on
American TV programs?
    Maybe zero; maybe one or two? It is different
in Great Britain.
    The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust
has money to fund some TV sign language programs
for the deaf.
    Deaf in Great Britain more lucky than we, the
deaf in USA?
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
A SERIOUS IDENTITY PROBLEM
    A very hard of hearing person, who signs ASL
smoothly, has a problem.
    Is he deaf like us because of his smooth
signing ASL? Or is he hard of hearing because
he can use the voice telephone easily. Or is
he hearing because he socializes easily with
hearing people.
    Deaf or hard of hearing or hearing – a serious
identity problem!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I have been at the NAD Conference held in Hartford
Connecticut.
Being DeafBlind requires planning so I can get my
accessibility needs met.
This conference had interpreters available for me from 7:30 AM to
10 PM!
They even had SSP service to provide us sighted guides around
the conference and to our hotel room.
This is nice and we DeafBlind do not need to worry too much.
Less pressure
The interpreters just said, “we are here for you all day!”
So this was a good gesture of NAD for being very accommodating
to 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
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest Sports:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
click on mainstream on the right side of
mainstreamed athletes
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
for sub/unsub options, go to deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section:
All new jobs immediately posted

DeafDigest – 08 July 2018

DeafDigest Blue – July 8, 2018
Blue Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Employment ads web site:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
This week’s ASL videos in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— past insurance companies that discriminate against deaf
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
A young Matlee Matlin
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
Jay Alan Zimmerman, who is deaf and is a musical
composer, has been honored in a ceremony
that took place in Oklahoma. He is one
of the three living Legacy of Excellence
award honorees.
A deaf woman was involved in a “hit-and-run”
accident in Pinellas County (Florida), only
it was not an actual hit-and-run. Trying to
get her car out of the parking spot, she
hit the car behind her. The hearing woman
thought the deaf woman was drunk and
ran away. Police discovered the deaf woman
was not drunk but was scared when the
hearing woman made gestures at her, and
so ran away to avoid her!
A deaf former Costco employee won $775,000 in
Florida. After working for 24 years she was
fired for being too demanding with her job
accommodation needs. The cruel irony to her
firing was that Costco refused to hire
an interpreter for her at staff meetings
but hired an interpreter to inform her that
she was being fired!
A new Oneida Sign Language is being developed
by Marsha and Max Ireland so that deaf
Indigenous people can communicate in their
native language. There was a big event at the
Oneida Nation of the Thames near London, Ontario.
There is a push by some states to ignite the
Technology-Related Assistance Act of 1988
which introduces robotics to help the deaf
lead meaningful lives.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
A FAMOUS GALLAUDET GHOST
    From time to time we hear of tales of Gallaudet’s
most famous ghost – that of Edward Miner Gallaudet,
who served as Gallaudet president for 46 years (1864-1910).
    There are people that say they see his ghost at
night at House #1 on the campus, the residence of all
Gallaudet presidents.
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Lip reading tale
A hearing man told his deaf friend that he just
came home from traveling.
The deaf person thought the hearing man said:
I visited Prune
The hearing person actually said:
I visited Pune
(Pune is a big city in India)
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
SMOKERS BECOME BEST FRIENDS
    People that smoke must go outside to smoke.
And some of these smokers become best friends
in politics and business.
    Why? Because we do not have many smokers and
these smokers get together to talk while smoking.
    And when a deaf ASL person smokes with a deaf
oral person, they may get to know each other
better.
    As a result, the ASL person understands the
oral point of view better, and the oral person
understands the ASL point of view better.
    Both ASL and the oral person have to thank
the smoking laws for their new friendship!
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
“Do CART providers identify the speakers so that you know who is
speaking during a meeting?”
Generally, CART providers do try to identify the speakers. If John
Jones is speaking, many CART providers will use two carets and the
person’s name, so it would look something like this.
>> JOHN JONES:
If it is a large meeting where people from the audience will be
speaking, it is generally not possible to identify the speakers by
name, and the CART provider may indicate something like this.
>> AUDIENCE MEMBER:
If it is a meeting with fewer people, a CART provider may attempt to
identify all the speakers by name. That is if the people arrive in
time for the CART provider to get their names in the dictionary ahead
of time.
The more times a CART provider works with a group, the easier it is
to do this because the captioner knows everyone’s name. If new people
show up at a meeting, the CART provider could add their names to the
computer dictionary before the meeting starts.
When working remotely, this may not be as easy. How well can the CART
provider distinguish their voices? It depends on a few factors, such
as if there are women and men and how different their voices sound.
Also, with this too, the more times a CART provider works with a
particular group, he or she gets more familiar with their voices and
can identify more of the speakers.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    The AgBell-Deaf Bilingual Coalition confrontation,
or was it non-confrontation, took place last week
in Milwaukee.
    Said an observer:
to DBC’s credit, they were very well-behaved. No
trouble at all. One person tried to enter the
Convention Center and was turned away. It was learned
he just wanted to go to the bathroom!
    Both sides won the publicity battle, and so, it was
a draw.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The RID has announced its 50-year Plan, as part of
its new mission. This brand new mission is only as
good as interpreters willing to sign on as members.
RID is only as strong as the members behind it.
note:
RID continues to have problems. Very sad.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
for sub/unsub options, go to deafdigest.com
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest
Copyright 2018 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section:
All new jobs are immediately posted

DeafDigest – 06 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 6, 2018

 

— interpreter shows up only to tell deaf employee of being fired

A deaf woman workd for Costco for much of her adult life. She had
excellent work record with a different supervisor. The new
supervisor didn’t like her and had her fired. The cruel irony
was that when she asked for an interpreter for staff meetings
and training sessions, Costo refused. Yet, Costco hired an
interpreter just to tell her she was being fired. She sued
and won. Costco didn’t say if they will file an appeal.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/interpreter-shows-up-to-tell-deaf-employee-of-firing/

 

— loving a deaf puppy but not wanting to adopt

A deaf puppy fell down a 50-foot hole in Alabama.
It took firefighters 30 hours to get the puppy
out. Everyone fell in love with the deaf puppy
and cheered when it was rescued – yet no one
was willing to adopt this puppy! Go figure.

 

— big challenge to interpret press conferences

An interpreter said press conferences are a big
challenge. The interpreter must sign and use
body language in a way that it reflects on the
speaker but without making it too obvious. And
when there are questions and comments from the
audience, the intepreter must clearly identify
who is saying this or that!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— comment by hearing person that hates captions
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/01/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 05 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 5, 2018

 

— written notes during an operation

The deaf woman had an operation in a Chinese hospital.
Dr. Wang Chun, part of the operating team, wanted
to make sure there were no communication problem
with her. He wrote notes to help her relax,
and to feel comfortable, and to know if she
was having pain, etc. For that reason, the
doctor became “famous” on the social media.
Why no interpreters? China does not have
ADA laws that USA has. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/note-writing-doctor/

 

 

— wandering deaf child reunited with family 43 years later

Mika Cheesman, age 4, and deaf, wandered away from her mother
at the Penn Station in New York in 1975. The mother never
found her. Two years later, she was put up for adoption
In 1999, she began a search for her birth family. Last year
the search became a success, helped by a private investigator
several ancestral web site and DNA samples. She learned
that her mother, still alive, had personal issues and was
never the same since the day in 1975. That was the reason
she never tried to locate her child.

 

— nearly 15 Arizona assisted-living homes in trouble

A federal lawsuit filed by the Southwest Fair Housing
Council have accused at least 15 Arizona assisted-living
homes of discriminating against deaf senior citizens
when they wanted to apply for residence. It took the
work of “undercover” people, asking questions regarding
interpreters, and assistane with detailed paperwork
and undestanding medical needs. These homes just
did not want to hire interpreters or to make
accommidations. These homes are located in
Phoenix and Tucson.

 

 

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

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

07/01/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 04 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 4, 2018

 

— watching a movie, to laugh or to cry

It has happened too often that deaf moviegoers
don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. The
deaf person requests a captioning device;
the manager has to run around to look for
it in the supply closet. Then the manager
has to put in batteries. And then the
manager must make sure right captions are
being shown for the right movie! Open
captions are so much easier, but hearing
people hate it. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/requiring-batteries/

 

— Sports Law, most important 2017-18 decision

The Sports Law article listed most important
decisions of the year (May 2017-April 30, 2018).
One such important decision involved stadium
captions – at the Denver’s Pepsi Center.
The agreement is that the stadium must have open
captions on or by September 2018.

 

— a tax for use of twitter and facebook

A government is charging 5 cents per day for people
that use the twitter and the facebook. This has
upset the Deaf Community because many deaf people
use the social media to keep themselves updated
on news and information. It is not happening
in USA – but in Uganda!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf player forced changes in Contract Bridge tournament rules
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

07/01/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub 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 – 03 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 3, 2018

— a popular TV program on traveling

Alana Nichols is the hostess of her own TV
program – called Follow Alana. It is a
popular broadcast TV program in Taiwan,
focusing on her travels anywhere in the
world. She is deaf. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-hostess-of-popular-tv-program/

 

— acting roles that Marlee Matlin turns down

Many actors turn down acting roles for reasons
of their own. There is one acting role that
Marlee Matlin woul not accept. It is these
“poor, deaf victims.” She said it is because
these roles have already been done.” Starving
actors do not turn down roles; well-established
actors can be picky about their roles. And
Marlee has been an established performer for
years.

 

— FCC is angry about one thing

FCC is angry about one thing – sloppy captions
that deaf viewers have a hard time following
and understanding what is being said. FCC
said there will be new rules to make
captioning better. What are these new rules?
Do not know yet because FCC has not yet made
an official announcement.

 

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

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

07/01/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 02 July 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 2, 2018

 

— ugly lawsuit in Florida

A deaf man applied for ASL teaching position at
Pensacola State College in Florida. The university
told him he was overqualified. The job was given
to a hearing woman. She told the deaf man that she
asked the university if any deaf person applied for
the ASL job. The university said no! The university
now has to defend itself against a job discrimination
lawsuit because of this lie. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/no-discrimination/

 

— too few deaf truckers

Today’s newspaper said:

America’s severe trucker shortage could undermine the
prosperous economy

Trucking companies are offering big pay and $4,000 bonuses
to lure drivers. It’s not working.

 

Maybe few deaf people (same as few hearing people) want
to be truck drivers because the job is tough – long hours
of driving and no home life? Deaf reasons same as hearing
reasons?

 

— be careful of old hotels

Many hotels are old. What this means is old TV sets.
Yes, there are captions with old TV sets – but these
captions show up very slow on TV when deaf people
switch channels, using old remotes! No one likes
slow captions.

 

 

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

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

07/01/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 01 July 2018

DeafDigest Gold – July 1, 2018
Gold Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Old Fogey
dont-eat-deaf-people
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— plants named after deaf woman
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
list of upcoming Deaf National Events
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
Bulgaria has come up with the 112 technology
for the deaf (the same as USA’s 911 to text
technology).
Moray Council, in Scotland, has become the first
such council to use sign language interpreters
during council meetings.
The deaf community of Barbados has been given
training on how to deal with weather disasters.
The Canadian Hearing Society, which has 24
branches across the Ontario province, reached
working agreement with the Canadian Union of
Public Employees. It was not too many years
ago when the deaf employees went on a strike
over refusal of the Canadian Hearing Society
to affiliate with the public union.
Apple is working on smart clothing that would
help the deaf lead quality lives.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
SUFFERING A DOUBLE JOB DISCRIMINATION
    This is a true story. A deaf electrical engineer
was job-seeking. He applied for a job at an electrical
design company. The human resources office turned him
down because of his deafness. The human resources
director placed his job discrimination in a personnel
office box.
    The president of that company saw the application
form and immediately hired him. The president’s son
was deaf!
    But the deaf engineer could not get job promotions.
Other company electrical engineers got easily
promoted but not him.
    Tired of waiting he left the company and found
another job.
    This is the double discrimination!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
AMERICANS SIGNING FOREIGN AMERICAN LANGUAGES
    This is a true story. Two deaf Americans were arguing
in sign language. The third person, himself deaf, watched
the argument but did not understand the argument.
    Why? The two deaf Americans were arguing in ASL;
the third deaf person, not arguing, but watching,
only knew SEE (Signing Essential English) and could
not just understand one word!
    Do we, the deaf in USA, have too many different
American languages in signs?
    Yes.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Since my past post about accessible paper money,
many of you contacted me inquiring where to obtain
a free money reader.
This device is small and slides over the paper money
and it will give a vibration for each amount.
It will take practice to get used to this money reader.
Below is the link to a form and instructions on how to
apply for a free money reader.
Happy money counting!
Thanks for writing.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest Sports:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
click on mainstream on the right side of
mainstreamed athletes
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
for sub options, go to deafdigest.com and look at tabs
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section:
All new jobs immediately posted

DeafDigest – 01 July 2018

DeafDigest Blue – July 1, 2018
Blue Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Employment ads web site:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
This week’s ASL videos in youtube
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— artist/war correspondent
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Top stories about the deaf:
There was an obituary of Steve de Satnick, saying
he was one of the pioneers of closed captioning
way back in the early seventies. DeafDigest
editor never heard of him and so asked around.
It seemed that he was the boss of ABC’s Julius
Barnathan, not deaf, who was heavily involved
with the closed captioning technology.
Seems Barnathan asked de Satnick for his
OK to go ahead with closed captioning.
And that de Satnick gave his OK and
was credited for it!
Toyin Fasakin, who is deaf, is a candidate
for the Register of Wills in Prince Georges
county in Maryland.
The Victorian College of the Deaf has not
been reviewed by Deaf Education authorities
for the past 10 years. As a result, the school
has declined in quality and services, incurring
the anger of the Victorian Minister of Education.
The Okanagan Valley Association of the Deaf
in British Columbia has filed a formal
complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal
over the refusal of St. John Ambulance
to train the deaf in its training courses.
Deafness being reversed? Scientists at the
National Institute on Deafness and Other
Communication Disorders said that a “switch”
is possible to reverse hereditary deafness.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
SILENT MOVIES WERE NEVER QUIET
    Many years ago, deaf people loved to watch
silent movies.
    These silent movies were never silent or
quiet.
    Why? Because there was music that came
with the movies. It came from the piano
that was located near the movie screen.
    While hearing people enjoyed music
and watching the movie at the same time,
deaf people only enjoyed the movie, but
not the music.
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Lip reading tale
DeafDigest editor was eating at the Waffle House
in Maryland
He saw the cashier grab the telephone. She then
shouted at someone across the room.
DeafDigest editor thought she said:
Pam, the phone call is for you
She actually said:
Bob, the phone call is for you
(Bob was wearing his name badge and that is how
DeafDigest editor found out)
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
NEVER LAID OFF DURING RECESSION
    A deaf man worked for an engineering firm;
he did not have a college degree in engineering.
Yet, when business went bad, the company engineers
were always laid off.
    This deaf man was never laid off! Why?
He was so valuable to the company in many
different ways. He could make corrections
in technical reports and in blueprints;
he was a great photographer and also a
great freehand artist. He also knew how to
fix computers; he was also able to fix
company cars.
    In fact he could do almost anything.
That is why the company always kept him
even during bad business times while
they lay off hearing engineers!
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
What should we do if we have a complaint about closed captioning?  Here is
information from the FCC’s Web site about what steps you should take.
For captioning problems during non-emergency programming, you may file a
written complaint with either the FCC or your video programming
distributor (i.e., your cable or satellite TV service, or the TV station
if you do not pay for cable, satellite, or another subscription video
service). If you file your complaint with the FCC, the FCC will forward
the complaint to your video programming distributor.
The FCC rules establish specific time limits for filing closed captioning
complaints. Your written complaint must be filed within 60 days of the
captioning problem. After receiving a complaint, either directly from you
or from the FCC, the video programming distributor will have 30 days to
respond to the complaint. If you filed your complaint with your video
programming distributor and they do not respond within 30 days, or if a
dispute remains, you can send your complaint to the FCC.
You can file your written complaint by using the on-line complaint form
found at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm?sid=&id=d1e3.
You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by
e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:
        Federal Communications Commission
        Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
        Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
        445 12th Street, S.W.
        Washington, DC 20554.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    The news the Gallaudet community has been
waiting, with baited breath for weeks, has become
the greatest news ever.
    Gallaudet accreditation has been reaffirmed
by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
A blogger of a deaf-related blog wanted to gain entry into the HLAA
Convention, but security people, upon orders of the
convention people, ordered him off the premises. Angry, he
is considering legal action.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
subscription changes, go to deafdigest.com and
click on subscribe and follow the screen
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site is at:
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
DeafDigest
Copyright 2018 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
Attention:
the employment ads section:
All new jobs are immediately posted
PHP Code Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com