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Posts published in August 2018

DeafDigest – 31 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 31, 2018

 

— terp’s interesting wish

An interpreter said:
We’ve got some wonderful interpreters, but it
would be great for the deaf not to depend on
them.

What he meant is that the society should be
100 percent accessible, making interpreters
unnecessary.

Realistic or just a dream?

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/welcome-to-reality/

 

— non-captions in the Minnesota classrooms

A deaf teacher in Minnesota said that on one survey,
only 15 percent of videos are captioned; 60 percent
are partially captioned and 25 percent captioned
very little, if any. Didn’t matter that there
are ADA laws, these Minnesota districts do
not follow them!

 

— a serious problem in Kenya

The Deaf Empowerment Society of Kenya is very
angry about a serious problem in the deaf
community. In Embu, a medium-sized Kenyan
city, the deaf people are given tools to help
them go into business for themselves (salon
equipment, farming tools and vehicle repair
items). Instead of using these tools
themselves, they sell these tools to make
money for themselves! They have been
warned that if they sell these tools again,
they cannot receive assistance with their
future needs!

 

 

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

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

08/26/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 30, 2018

 

— deaf-women owned businesses and daily challenges

There was a story about female entrepreneurs dealing
with challenges and discrimination on a daily basis.
A deaf woman, who has started her own business
in the early 1980’s had to deal with these same
issues – but with a bigger challenge – her own deafness!
This business continues to this day. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/challenges-facing-deaf-women-owned-businesses/

 

— Musk and the deaf

Elon Musk, the businessman, loves attention – his
Tesla cars and many other business ventures. Deaf
venture? He established Neuralink as a new
business venture – something to do with brains
working with computers. And for the deaf,
he wants the deaf to hear, with help of the
Neuralink venture. Nothing about the
CI or the hearing aid was mentioned.

 

— different Hollywood discrimination against the deaf

There have been many stories of Hollywood discriminating
against the deaf (using fake-deaf actors instead of using
real-deaf actors). A story surfaced today of Hollywood
discriminating against the deaf and the disabled with
these “behind the camera” crews. We are talking about
camera men, sound technicians, film editors, make up
artists, animatists, etc. We have had a few deaf people
with these “behind the camera” crews but as always,
it is never enough!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— state official said ASL is child abuse
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/26/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 29 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 29, 2018

 

— a nation dishonest on deaf/disabled hiring quotas

Government agencies in one nation have been caught not
telling the truth about their statistical quotas of
hiring the deaf and the disabled. This scandal is taking
place in Japan, and the top government people are not
too happy about it. Does it happen in USA when employers
and agencies lie about the same thing? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-hiring-quota-honest-or-dishonest/

 

— politics behind video captions

Ugly politics took place at University of Florida.
The outgoing student government president veteod
a student bill to require captions on all campus
videos. His reasons were unclear but one pointed
out to a technicality, the incorrect wording in
the bill – American with Disabilities Act!
At any rate, no deaf students on the campus
were asked about that bill! Did the new
president succeed in getting the bill passed?
Do not know yet.

 

— announcement from Deaf Seniors of America

The Deaf Seniors of America issued a nationwide
announcement – to contact senators to oppose
the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S.
Supreme Court. Will the senators listen?
Good question!

 

 

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

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

08/26/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 28 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 28, 2018

 

— customer service centers helping or not helping the deaf

When people have complaints, they contact customer service
centers. Some are by mail, by email, by voice phone and
by chat. For the deaf, results have been mixed. Many
companies toss mail into the trash can; more companies
stop accepting emails; all companies have voice numbers
but many of them resist relay calls, thinking it is
scam. As for chat, many overseas centers handle chat,
but English language is quite a barrier. What is best?
Face to face communications in person if this is at
all possible. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/customer-service-motto/

 

— 911-text problems

A dispatch center director said that voice
is so much better than text during emergencies.
Voice is faster. Dispatchers can pick up hints
from “panic” voices. Text communications is
slower than voice communications. If the
emergency call involves CPR, voice instructions
can do that; text instructions can’t. This is
why improving 911-text calls is always a
priority with the deaf.

 

— Netflix is good and bad

Netflix is good in USA because it offers 100 percent
captioning, which is what they promised. Netflix
is bad in Great Britain. According to a survey
nearly 40 percent of videos are not captioned or
subtitled! Possibly because our ADA is the world’s
strongest law that protects the deaf.

 

 

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

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

08/26/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 27 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 27, 2018

— hearing wife won’t wake up sleeping deaf husband

A newspaper advice column posted this comment:
My husband is deaf, so it never made much sense for me
to wake him up after I was already awakened by a crying
child

Why not? Both parents share equal responsibility
for raising a child

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/hearing-wife-awake-deaf-husband-sleeping/

 

 

— amazing deaf job in Africa

African nations are notorious for discriminating
against the deaf. Yet, in Kenya, Michael Ndurumo,
who is deaf, is an associate professor of
Psychology at University of Nairobi. He teaches
classes both on undergraduate and graduate
levels. Interpreter with him? Yes.

 

— FBI device scary to deaf

FBI “listening” devices possibly interfering
with deaf-911-text services? Says who? Says
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. Hope this is not
true.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf aliens in Washington, DC and Rochester, NY
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/26/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 August 2018

DeafDigest Gold – August 26, 2018
Gold Edition
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— first classified newspaper ad
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:
The state of Minnesota has a Travelers with Disabilities
Advisory Committee (basically dealing with airport
accessibility and communications issues). Representing
the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard
of Hearing on that committee is  Andrew Palmberg.
Is it possible for a relay server to be hacked?
Well, telecommunication servers in Canada fixed
a hole in their servers to prevent damages from
being done.
A 9-year old deaf girl walked up to a police
officer in a small Texas town, and asked him
if he knew sign language. The police officer
said no, but it led to establishment of
sign language classes at the police station
in Gladwin, Texas.
The Foundation for Civil Society, based in
Tanzania, said that most deaf people have
been unaware of legislative actions that
may affect their lives.
Many businesses do not fully understand the
Section 508 Compliance under the ADA laws.
This refers to online accessibility. It
was featured in a story on a web site.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
THE ANGRY FACE?
    Deaf people always look at hearing people’s
faces for their expressions.
    Are they happy? Are they sad? Are they
angry? Etc.
    If a hearing person’s face shows anger, then
deaf person must decide why he is angry.
    Is he angry about dealing with a deaf person
or is he always angry at everybody?
    If he is always angry at everybody, then
deafness has nothing to do with it. But if he is
angry at the deaf person, then it is an issue.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
BE CAREFUL IN PUBLIC SPEAKING
    All public speakers must be careful with what they
say. Helen Thomas, not deaf, had to resign from her
job as White House reporter. She said a wrong thing
that made many people angry at her.
  Can’t happen to the Deaf Community? Wrong! DeafDigest
editor remembers two incidents:
– a well known deaf oralist said that deaf people with
ASL have minds the same as monkeys. He quickly became
unpopular and lost his job as CEO of a deaf
national organization
– Jane Basset Spilman, not deaf, was chair of Gallaudet
board of trustees during the Deaf President Now protest.
She said “Deaf people are not ready to function in a
hearing world.” She had to resign from the board of
trustees.
Note: Helen Thomas served at the White House years
ago, not nowadays.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I have been working on finding ways to improve accessibility to the
Videophone.
Videophone services are very popular in the Deaf community.
More and more agencies and trainings are using Webinars instead of
conference centers.
This presents barriers to individuals who are DeafBlind.
A small number of states started a new service called Communication
Facilitator. (CF)
They arrange for CFs to go to a DeafBlind person’s home and interpret
Videophone calls.
This arrangement must be scheduled in advance and a “phone appointment”
must be made with folks we want to call.
I am working in Vermont to set up CF services for DeafBlind Vermonters.
Another group informed me that they have CF services for individuals with
Autism.
They asked me to change the name since it is already used in the other
group.
I recently came up with a new name: Tactile Communication Assistant (TCA).
My reason I use this is that Video Relay Services and Telecommunication
Relay Services interpreters are called Communication Assistants. (CA)
I thought this might work for our situation.
P.S. last week I wrote about my show being 8 years old.  I realized the
website was not posted!
So here the website https://renetheunstoppable.com/ Enjoy!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest Sports:
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DeafDigest – 26 August 2018

DeafDigest Blue – August 26, 2018
Blue Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— federal agencies, discrimination complaints
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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
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Top stories about the deaf:
After a 6 month search St Rita School for the
Deaf as named Angela Frith as the school
president.
The United States Attorney for the Southern District
of New York reached agreement with the City of New York,
the New York City Department of Corrections, and the
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation to
fully comply with the ADA regulations on behalf
of deaf prisoners.
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard
is setting up a hotline to give advice to parents of
newly born deaf babies.
EE, a British telecommunications provider, has been
praised for reaching out to the deaf, offering them
ease in customer service.
There was a story about Oregon Hearing Research Center
functioning as a hub for hearing loss. It involves
over 70 people, all of them deaf or hard of hearing.
Funding from the National Institutes of Health
has made the hub possible. What is going to happen
when soft money runs out?
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In the video below:
learn more about SSP services in Pennsylvania
Healthbridges is a website designed to raise awareness about
resources for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing
and for Professionals who work with these communities
Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone,
letting you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV â€
for the phone!
Captions are provided 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!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
TO TRY TO LIPREAD
    Lipreading is not easy. Some deaf can lipread.
Some deaf can’t lipread.
    Also, lips of many hearing people are hard to
read; very few lips of hearing people are easy
to read.
    Many hearing people think every deaf person can
lipread; they get angry when deaf people tell them
they can’t lipread.
    Many hearing people don’t realize that everyone
speaks with different lip movements. No two hearing
lip movements are the same.
    Lipreading is always frustrating.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing man was telling the deaf man a baseball story.
The deaf man thought hearing man said:
The batter joked
The hearing man actually said:
The batter choked
(in baseball language, choke means moving the hands
higher while holding the bat)
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
EMBARRASSING SPEECH
    Few days ago, Ann Curry, who is hostess of “Today”
TV show, gave a speech at Wheaton College in
Massachusetts. She praised the college for its famous
graduates. It was the wrong college that she praised,
since there is another Wheaton College in Illinois.
It was very embarrassing.
    It happened to the deaf one time. There was an
event by Metrocast in Washington, DC in early
1980’s to announce the captioning of its sports
programs. A well known deaf leader gave a speech,
praising Metromedia for giving captions.
    It was very embarrassing, because Metromedia and
Metrocast names can be confusing.
    But the Metrocast people did not like it !
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
“There are television news programs where some of the people speaking are
from foreign countries (Afghanistan, Iran, Libya, Pakistan, Syria, etc.).
English is not the language of these countries; however, the captioning is
in English. How is the captioner doing that?”
If a person does not hear the sound of a newscast, what he or she may not
realize is that there may be times when the video shown on the screen does
not match the sound that is being heard. In this case, an interpreter’s
voice may actually be heard even though the video depicts a leader from a
different country who may be speaking.
In other instances, the people at the television station may show a clip
of a news event where a person is speaking; yet the voice that is heard is
that of the television anchor or reporter.
For television programs that are captioned in advance, one of the ways
that some captioning companies indicate that a person is speaking who is
off screen is by putting the text in italics.
However, it would not be possible to do that when a program is being
captioned “live” or in realtime. A realtime captioner will usually write
everything that is being said without indicating that the voice is coming
from someone who cannot be seen.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    DeafDigest is troubled, ever much so, by the
trend by some physicians to misdiagnose late-deafened
individuals with dementia.
    Addressing this serious issue is David Feldman, PhD,
of Macon State College in Georgia along with his team
of researchers.
    Feldman said it is the issue of communications –
meaning doctors that do not use interpreters, and
yet still misdiagnose their deaf patients.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Brian Dodds had his driver’s license suspended in 2008
because of dangerous driving. Yet, he has continued to
drive his car, and was recently caught by the police
for a driving violation. This is the 16th time he was
caught by the police since his suspension. Dodds is
deaf and is a resident of United Kingdom.
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DeafDigest – 24 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 24, 2018

 

— a deaf-blind business owner

Ron Eshoo, who is deaf-blind, owns his business –
the Ron’s Allstar Vending, Inc. His vending
machines are found at various locations in
Chicago and in the suburbs. He has an assistant
that works with him, driving around, purchasing
vending products and filling these up in his
vending machines. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/business-owned-by-deaf-blind-person/

 

— Facebook bans a sign language music video

Becki Breiner, who is deaf, was not allowed by
Facebook to sign-sing some musical songs.
Sony objected to one of her sign-songs, saying
it was piracy – and had Facebook block it!

 

— parole board unfair to a deaf prisoner

A deaf prisoner in California had a hearing
with the parole boar, hoping he would win
parole. It was not to be. The board asked
him if he took educational programs while
in prison. He said yes – but these classes
were not interpreted. As a result, the
parole board turned down parole for him.
The Prison Law Office is now fighting for
parole that deaf prisoner.

 

 

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

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

08/19/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 23 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 23, 2018

 

— clicker for hearing; flasher for deaf

Dogs have been trained through the clicker method
for years. But not just dogs, but human beings
have also been trained (to dance better, to golf
better, to learn better in classroom, etc).
What about the deaf that cannot hear the
click? A trainer suggested flashing lights
to help train them! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/training-method/

 

— Nyle DiMarco faces a big problem

Nyle DiMarco faces a big problem. A scandal? No!
The paparazzi follows him everywhere, and they
scream at him to give them attention. Nyle is
deaf so why all the screaming in his face!
There was an incident during the MTV Video Music
Awards because of the paparazzi screaming.

 

— comment during interview is a puzzler

Kristine Leahy, not deaf, conducts interviews
with Ninja TV participants. She interviewed
deaf participant Kyle Schulze, and said:

Being hearing impaired can affect your balance,
and he did so well

Seems the interviewer was misinformed. A medical
examiner said that 30 percent of deaf people
may have balance problems. This may mean 70
percent of other deaf people do not have
balance problems. Obviously Kyle must have
great balance to compete in these Ninja events.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— cost of job accommodation of the deaf employee
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/19/18 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 – 22 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 22, 2018

 

— Famous chef hires deaf to operate hot dog/sandwich stand

Adam Perry Lang is a well-known chef in Los Angeles
with his popular restaurants. He just opened up a
small hot dog/sandwich stand. To operate that place,
he has hired Zia Hughes, who is deaf. Zia works with
another person, who knows sign language. Just the two
of them that handle long lines of tourists and nearby
workers on lunch breaks. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/served-by-the-deaf/

 

 

— 2003 vs 2018; things the same or things better

In 2003, a hearing daughter of two deaf parents
visited Brown University (Ivy League school in
Rhode Island) as she was considering enrollment.
The group was walking on the campus, communicating
with each other in ASL. A group of hearing students
(or were they also campus visitors) saw the
ASL-signing group, and quickly avoided them, by
walking on the grass, far away from the sidewalk.
The deaf father said the sidewalk was wide enough
to accommodate both groups passing each other.
Did these hearing students think deafness is a
disease they could get sick from? Things better
in 2018?

 

— 22 states fighting FCC on net neutrality rules

22 states, plus DC, have asked the federal appeals court
to force FCC to take back the net neutrality rules
that they threw out recently. For the deaf, net
neutrality means fast internet speed for everyone,
not just the rich, and also to keep monthly rates
down – instead of going up higher and higher.
Will federal appeals court listen? Hard to say.

 

 

 

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

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

08/19/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 21 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 21, 2018

 

 

— airline wasted ASL-fluent flight attendant

A deaf couple boarded an airline. On duty on that
flight was a flight attendant that knew ASL. It
was wasted because no one at the airline admitting
gate told the flight crew about that deaf couple.
As a result, the ASL-fluent flight attendant was
assigned to a different part of the plane whereas
the deaf couple was seated in another part!
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/seated-deaf-and-far-away-interpreter/

 

— interpreter worries about “mirror”

A mirror while interpreting worries one interpeter.
He said that if he uses his fingers to point something
on the left side, the deaf people will think he is
pointing to something on the right side!

 

— different way to explain captions

Deaf people know captions means captions. Some
hearing people think differently. One said:

the TV with the words below

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf school that closed up quickly
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/19/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 20 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 20, 2018

 

— no discrimination workplace in Michigan

Xpert Fulfillment is a big warehouse in Benzie County,
Michigan. The boss hires people, both deaf and
hearing, saying they are equal. It is hard work
at the warehouse but deaf and hearing work
equally hard for equal pay. Very few bosses
would say the same thing! A picture is at:

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

 

— Facebook accused of discrimination!

Facebook accused of discrimination? This is a
surprise because many deaf people use Facebook.
Well, the Department of Housing and Urban Development
said that Facebook shares private information about
users, the deaf included, with the apartment landlords.
These landlords could find out that some of the
apartment applicants are deaf and find ways to
reject them. Another reason why Facebook is in
trouble!

 

— a deaf actor says public are hypocrites

A deaf actor, who works with the theater, said
that the hearing public are hypocrites. The
hearing people say they support equal rights
for deaf actors but when the play ends and
when there are cast parties, the hearing
people ignore these deaf actors!

 

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

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

08/19/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 19 August 2018

DeafDigest Gold – August 19, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
Stephen Iliffe, a deaf professional photographer
has been nominated for the highest award
photographers could win in Great Britain.
He is hoping to beat out few other competing
hearing photographers.
Telecommunication providers in Great Britain
have been accused of not reaching out and
helping the deaf with their cable and
internet needs. They just provide but that is it.
Ahmed Musa is deaf and the son of Sudanese
opposition leader Musa Hilal. The deaf
son has been detained by the government,
and the family is appealing for his release.
“The Village” is a short film made in New Zealand
showing real-life experiences of the deaf in
dealing with everyday discrimination.
The Irish Sign Language rendition of the
Irish National Anthem has been signed in
the pre-game ceremony at the All-Ireland
hurling final. It is a sport that is
considered to be the Irish’s version of
the Super Bowl.
— opportunities for deaf writer, content editor and
international signs signer
go to:
and scroll down until you see
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In the video below:
learn more about SSP services in Pennsylvania
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and for Professionals who work with these communities
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
WRONG SPY
    This is a true story. During World War I years, a deaf
person wanted to use the telephone to communicate with
a hearing person.
    He tapped on the telephone receiver with a pencil.
The hearing person would listen to the number of taps
to know what he is saying in a coded language.
    The federal agents thought the deaf person was a
World War I spy and they arrested him. They realized
it was just a telephone communication between the
deaf and the hearing, and they let him go free.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
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word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone,
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contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A DIFFERENT JOB FOR A DEAF MAN
    A deaf man in Canada has a different type of
job.
    His job is to knock on doors of homes.
When hearing people open the doors, he gives
them papers to sign and to collect fees.
    This is for people’s dog tag licenses!
He had a card with them that he shows to
hearing people to explain what it is.
    In USA, most people pay for dog licenses
in vet’s offices, but it is different in
Canada.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I just celebrated my 8th year running my comedy show!
I also teach Touch Signals (Haptics) to interpreters,
SSPs and DeafBlind folks.
It has been a challenge and rewarding at the same time.
I appreciate traveling all over USA and Canada spreading
awareness about DeafBlind people.
Thank you for having me and I look forward to continuing!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 19 August 2018

DeafDigest Blue – August 19, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
Discover Video has added the captioning capability
to its videos, saying this capability is automatic.
Not sure what automatic means – professional
captioning services or voice recognition captioning.
If it is the latter, then we will see captioning
mistakes.
The Corpus Christi Deaf Community is upset about
deaf teachers not being provided with interpreters
in the classrooms. They have called for an
emergency town hall meeting to deal with this issue.
The Pawtucket (RI) city council has designated the month of
September as the Deaf Awareness Month.
Virginia prison authorities found a cell phone in the
cell of a deaf-blind inmate, and wanted to transfer
him to a higher security facility. The inmate is
protesting, saying the cell phone was planted inside
the cell and that he could never be able to use it
because of his deafness.
The College of Southern Nevada (a 2-year college)
graduated its first class of ASL interpreters.
— opportunities for deaf writer, content editor and
international signs signer
go to:
and scroll down until you see
Opportunities at H3 World TV
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In the video below:
learn more about SSP services in Pennsylvania
Healthbridges is a website designed to raise awareness about
resources for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing
and for Professionals who work with these communities
Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone,
letting you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV â€
for the phone!
Captions are provided 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!
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A DEAF CHILD FROM A VERY SMALL TOWN
    Many small towns have deaf children.
When a child is deaf, this becomes a problem
with the parents and with the education
people.
    The choices are:
1. send the child to a residential school
2. hire a full time interpreter for him in hearing school
3. hire a full time teacher for him in hearing school
4. family to move to a big city where deaf schools
are located.
  Always a difficult decision to make.
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Lip reading tale
In a camp of deaf and hearing kids, a deaf
kid was chatting with a hearing kid.
The deaf kid thought the hearing kid asked:
What germ are you in school?
The hearing kid actually asked:
What term are you in school?
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
BEST OR WORST ACTOR?
    Many years ago people said the world’s best actor
was John Barrymore.
    Again, people said he was the world’s worst actor!
Why?
    Barrymore could act very well in silent movies,
but could not act well with talkie movies!
    We have wished we had a deaf actor that was much
better than Barrymore during silent movie years!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
“One of our speakers at the event today will be speaking Spanish. Can you
produce English captions for the entire audience?”
When asked that question at the spur of the moment, a CART captioner may
feel totally overwhelmed.
Although it is possible for a CART captioner to be bilingual, it is not a
requirement for the job. A few CART captioners may be fluent enough in a
foreign language to be able to translate what is being said in another
language into English before writing it on the steno machine, but there
are not very many.
You may want to check with the company providing CART well in advance of
the assignment and see if they do have any bilingual people they can
contact to take this job.
However, the way that a situation like this would usually be handled is
that, in addition to a CART captioner, a Spanish interpreter would also
need to be hired. As the interpreter translates what is said into English,
the CART captioner would then be able to take down whatever is said in
English.
Some people look at CART captioners as machines and assume that they can
write anything that is being said, no matter what language it is in. That
is not true. CART captioners need to be fluent in whatever language or
languages they will be providing captions for.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    How bad is shortage of interpreters at mainstreamed
programs?
    Pretty much bad as far as deaf students in
Portsmouth, New Hampshire are concerned. They are
being forced to transfer to different schools because
of shortage of interpreters at their old schools.
    The students are protesting the transfers. Will
the school district listen to them?
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Secretary of State Kerry has supported the United
Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities, saying it is the same as our own ADA.
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DeafDigest – 17 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 17, 2018

 

— these 911 texts

How many texts per month would a police dispatcher
serving two low-population counties in Georgia
receive? Just four texts per month on the average;
some from deaf; some from hearing that do not want
their voices to be overheard. Just hope that the
police dispatchers, despite being well trained,
would not forget how to deal with these 911-texts
sent by the deaf because these are so few and far
in between! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/text-911-works-both-ways/

 

— Stokoe’s protege departs us

Dennis Cokeley has departed us. For years and years he
worked to improve standards among interpreters and
among ASL teachers. He started out at Gallaudet, where
he was William Stokoe’s protege before moving on
to a long career at Northeastern University. Stokoe
as many know, is the Father of ASL – but there was
one big difference. Stokoe couldn’t sign ASL fluently
while Cokely was fluent.

 

— a state offers tax breaks for deaf with savings accounts

Texas has a deal for the deaf – offering tax breaks on
certain savings accounts for certain deaf-related
expenses. It does not matter if the deaf person is
on SSI or SSDI or Medicaid. It is best that interested
deaf persons get qualified counseling with this
tax break savings account. Do other states offer
this same deal? Do not know.

 

 

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

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

08/12/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 16 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 16, 2018

 

— a college distributes Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo Dots for free

St. Louis University is distributing, in all dorm rooms, these
Amazon Echo Dots. These are for free. Well, these Echo devices
are useless to deaf students at the university, unless
captioned read-outs are attached. Discrimination? Should
deaf students blame St Louis University or blame Amazon
or blame the Echo manufacturer? A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/device-without-captions/

 

— a lip-reading dog

Could a dog read lips? This seems to be a bad joke, but
the novel “The Department of Sensitive Crimes” involves
a detective Ulf Varg, and Martin, the lip-reading dog!
The book says:

Martin is hearing impaired, and is the only lip reading
dog in Sweden, but he can only lip read in Swedish

The author said he had a lot of fun writing this book.

 

— deaf man winning an appeal

Most appeals are turned down in the upper court systems.
But for a deaf man in Florida, he won his appeal in
a discrimination case. He was not provided with an
interpreter by the Lifemark Hospitals Inc during
his evaluation. He sued and lost. He filed an appeal
and won. Not sure what Lifemark Hospitals Inc is
going to do – because the next step would be the
Supreme Court, and ADA is the law of the land
involving the deaf and the disabled.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Civil War fact or myth
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/12/18 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 – 15 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 15, 2018

 

— a reason some hearing people avoid the deaf

There is a reason some hearing people avoid
the deaf. They think deafness is an illness
they can catch if they get too close to a
deaf person! This was the issue brought up
by a health counselor, while speaking to
an audience at a health andw ellness fair.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/deafness-is-not-illness/

 

— lawsuit for forcing deaf-blind person to use VRI

A medical center in Louisiana refused to hire
an interpreter for a deaf-legally blind patient.
The medical center people insisted that he use
the VRI. They said if he has just enough vision to
follow an interpreter, he should also have just
enough vision to use the VRI. This case was filed
with the U.S. District Court for the Western
District of Louisiana.

 

— a famous deaf woman called retarded

The man at the White House said that a famous
deaf woman was retarded. He made that comment
in 2011 during the airing of the TV program –
the Apprentice. That deaf woman was Marlee
Matlin, who actually is a genius. The
White House man denied making that comment,
but three past Apprentice staffers said
they heard him using that word. Anyway
this is a very anti-deaf comment.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— how California passed the nation’s first free-TTY bill
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/12/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 14 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 14, 2018

 

— state health insurance ombudsman for deaf

Lori Siedman has been appointed as the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Ombudsman to explain these 35 different
state insurance plans. It is just as confusing for
the deaf as much as it is for the hearing. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/insurance-ombudsman-for-deaf/

 

 

 

— a human resources office that flagrantly violates ADA

Deaf people are angry at the Corpus Christi (TX) Independent
School District. A deaf applicant was offered a job
as ASL instructor and as the school wrestling coach.
The human resourcs office blocked this appointment,
saying the deaf person would need an interpreter
to attend conferences. The deaf community is demanding
a Town hall Meeting.

 

 

— Very Important Person says something to a deaf person

In Saudi Arabia, a Very Important Person (VIP)
is the Crown Prince. He is the nation’s #2 most
important person, next to the King. Anyway
the Crown Prince was in a car. In another car
next to the Crown Prince’s car, a deaf man
was driving it. The Crown Prince said something
across the windows, that the deaf driver could
not understand! Something funny, or something
serious, or something “not important” – the
deaf driver will never know!

 

 

 

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

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

08/12/18 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 – 13 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 13, 2018

 

— A deaf attorney hides two things

A deaf woman is an attorney. She is able to
function very well with her hearing aid
1n one ear and a CI in another ear. She
said discrimination against the deaf in
the legal profession is strong. As a result
she hides both devices in the courtroom.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hiding-two-things/

 

 

— Taxi company hires deaf drivers

A taxi company in Seoul is now hiring deaf
drivers. Communication between hearing passengers
and deaf taxi drivers was made possible because
of a smartphone app. The Seoul Metropolitan
Government has given approval for the deaf
to become taxi drivers. Uber? No. Lyft? No.
Just regular taxi cabs.

 

— no respect by the deaf young generation

An agency serving the deaf had a library
of great books about the deaf and of
deafness. It was a resource that served
deaf researchers in the local area. The
agency moved from one location to another
location. Much of these books were trashed.
It was the deaf leaders of the young
generation that decided to do the trashing.
A sad shame!

 

 

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

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

08/12/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 12 August 2018

DeafDigest Gold – August 12, 2018
Gold Edition
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
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Top stories about the deaf:
The editorial code in Great Britain is to avoid
making negative references to the deaf and the
disabled. This code has not always been followed,
according to a British critic.
The United Nations has declared September 23rd
as the International Day of Sign Languages.
Caravan Food Group, a chain which operates fast
food outlets in the Philippines, has made it a
priority to hire deaf for jobs in the field.
The old building that once housed the Metro Deaf
School (St Paul, MN) has been sold to a developer
for $2.68M.
Motorcyclists converge annually at the Sturgis
Motorcycle Rally. Deaf cyclists are no exception,
just that they get together with their own rallies
within one big Sturgis rally. And the Black Hills
Association of the Deaf has hosted an event for them.
— opportunities for deaf writer, content editor and
international signs signer
go to:
and scroll down until you see
Opportunities at H3 World TV
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PRESERVING DEAF TELEVISION AND FILM HISTORY
The Silent Network, the nations first national Deaf/Hard of Hearing
television network, which started in 1979, has been hard at work on its
major preservation efforts of thousands of hours of past Deaf/HOH
broadcast TV shows for the benefit of todays viewers.
Viewers can now enjoy watching the digitally re-mastered shows
as well as brand new shows at WAWO.tv. Shows are added regularly.
Viewers can watch on their TV, tablet, mobile device, or computer.
Visit www.TheSilentNetwork.tv for more background information or
watch the shows at www.WAWO.tv.
Join and support this major historical undertaking!
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In the video below:
learn more about SSP services in Pennsylvania
Healthbridges is a website designed to raise awareness about
resources for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing
and for Professionals who work with these communities
Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
EASIER TO TEACH SIGN LANGUAGE WITH DEAF DOGS
    Many dog trainers teach their dogs to follow
sign language commands – such as sit, lie down,
come to me, etc.
    Which is easier to teach signs? A hearing dog
or a deaf dog.
    Most trainers say it is much easier to teach
a deaf dog than a hearing dog.
    Why? Because noises may bother a hearing dog
while noises never bother a deaf dog!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone,
letting you read everything that they say. Like captions on TV â–’
for the phone!
Captions are provided 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!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A HEARING PERSON’S CONFESSION
    A hearing person had a confession. When he sees
  deaf people using sign language to communicate with
  each other, he always stares at them.
    Rude ? Yes, but the hearing person said sign language
  is so beautiful that he loves to watch even though he
  does not understand a word.
    It is the same as a deaf person watching a band, led
  by a band leader who uses his hands to guide the
  musicians. A deaf person may not understand music but
  enjoys watching the movement of the hands.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
There are statistics about people who are employed and those that are
unemployed.
The information about DeafBlind employment status is shocking.
More than 83 percent of the DeafBlind population are unemployed.
Are the agencies who provide employment training and job placement helping?
Maybe we need to start advocating and get DeafBlind services as a priority.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services need to roll up their sleeves and give
DeafBlind people more support.
Did you know that each state is required to have a State Rehabilitation
Council?
I strongly encourage you to become a council member and advocate for
DeafBlind 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
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Top stories about the deaf:
Newfoundland and Labrador are part of the Maritimes
in the most easternly part of Canada. 911 services?
Good luck, said an advocate. Interpreting services?
Again, good luck, said this advocate. The count
shows only four certified ASL interpreters and
all of them live in one city. There is a waiting
list for their services. This issue was profiled
in a newspaper story.
In a newspaper story Virginia School for the Deaf
and Blind said that a priority among graduates
is to see that they find jobs.
Irene Taylor Brodsky is a “betweener” as she is
a Coda but also a mother of a deaf daughter.
She wrote an article profiling her life
in the New York Times.
Deaf women of Saskatoon are being given classes
in self-defense training.
A deaf activist has filed a complaint against
the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in
Canada for not setting up a visual display in
the waiting room to accommodate deaf patients.
— opportunities for deaf writer, content editor and
international signs signer
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PRESERVING DEAF TELEVISION AND FILM HISTORY
The Silent Network, the nations first national Deaf/Hard of Hearing
television network, which started in 1979, has been hard at work on its
major preservation efforts of thousands of hours of past Deaf/HOH
broadcast TV shows for the benefit of todays viewers.
Viewers can now enjoy watching the digitally re-mastered shows
as well as brand new shows at WAWO.tv. Shows are added regularly.
Viewers can watch on their TV, tablet, mobile device, or computer.
Visit www.TheSilentNetwork.tv for more background information or
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DEAF PARTNER NOT GETTING ALONG WITH HEARING PARTNER
    Partnerships are like marriages. Some partners get
  along with each other. Some don’t.
    The same goes for deaf/hearing partnerships. During
  the 1980’s a deaf partner did not get along with the
  hearing partners and this partnership broke up.
    For a while after the break up, the deaf person got
  no sales. He was puzzled but found out that the ex-partner
  “stole” his sales when hearing customers used voice
  telephone to place orders. The hearing partner knew
  the old password and the old codes.
    The deaf man had the password and the codes changed.
  Suddenly his business went up.
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DeafDigest editor went to a pharmacy to get
his prescription refilled.
It was a different pharmacist; both DeafDigest
editor and the pharmacist didn’t know each other.
The pharmacist said something unlipreadable.
DeafDigest editor pulled out his drivers’ ID
thinking pharmacist was asking for identification.
The pharmacist actually asked:
Your DOB  (date of birth)
He had to write it down on paper.
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  THESE DEAF-WARNING TRAFFIC SIGNS
    Many of us see these “Deaf Child” signs while
  driving our cars.
    Are there really deaf children around? In one
  Maryland neighborhood, a “Deaf Child” sign was
  posted when the deaf child was about 3 or 4 years
  old. That was about 30 years ago.
    This sign is still there even though the
  “deaf child” grew up to become an adult, graduated
  from Gallaudet, got married and moved out to a
different neighborhood!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) wraps up its 2018 annual
convention in New Orleans on August 5, which 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.
One of the highlights of this event was the presentation by keynote
speaker Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore, who served as the commander of Joint
Task Force Katrina, during which time he became known as the “Category 5
General” for his striking leadership style in coordinating military relief
efforts in post-hurricane New Orleans.
Honore shared his military story for a special Veterans History Project
for the Library of Congress, and his story about his time in the city of
New Orleans was fascinating.
Since 2003, NCRA members, who volunteer their services, have worked with
the Library of Congress to record and transcribe the moving stories of
many U.S. war veterans, building a lasting legacy of the diverse group of
men and women who have served our nation.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Leonard House, gone; Yale House, gone; Pratt Cottage. gone;
and now this – Parsons House, to be gone. Old Clarke, no more;
new Clarke is the future.
    The Clarke School for the Deaf campus, in Northampton, MA is
shrinking a bit by bit, by selling off these old houses. But
in return, the school is reinventing itself by establishing
“campus branches” at selected locations in USA.
    The proposed sale of the Parsons House hit the news
this week.
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DeafDigest – 10 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 10, 2018

 

— long wait for an interpreter

A deaf person enters the hospital waiting
room and requests an interpreter. The hospital
offers a VRI and the deaf person refuses it.
The wait gets longer – leaving the deaf person
with two choices – to continue to wait or
to text a family member to come over and do
a bad job of interpreting! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/long-hospital-wait/

 

— paying out of pockets

A teacher of the deaf complained that she spends
approximately $1,000 – $1,500 per year on school
supplies – out of her pockets, and not getting
reimbursed by the school system.

 

— a big reason for not filing discrimination complaints

There is a big reason why many deaf people do not file
discrimination complaints. A deaf woman, whose
English skills is the tops, had to spend four hours
on paperwork just to file a discrimination complaint!

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— airplanes built by a deaf man
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/05/18 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 – 09 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 9, 2018

— the bank teller and the deaf

One bank teller deals with deaf customers
often. They always give her notes about
their bank transaction needs. One day
she was given a note, and she assumed
the person was deaf. She was wrong –
as it was a bank robbery note! A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/line-in-front-of-bank-teller/

 

— a common newspaper complaint

A common complaint with a big city newspaper
was that it carried too many, really too many,
hearing aid ads!

 

— DC Starbucks was not the first one

There was a big story in the newspapers about
Starbucks setting up an all ASL-staff at
new Starbucks 15 minutes walk from the
Gallaudet campus. While it is USA’s first
all-signing Starbucks staff, it is not the
first one in the world. The honor goes to
the Starbucks at Bangsar Village II in
Malaysia. It was founded two years ago and
is now celebrating its 2nd anniversary.

 

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

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

08/05/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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In the video below:

learn more about SSP services in Pennsylvania

http://healthbridges.info/?p=2067

Healthbridges is a website designed to raise awareness about
resources for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing
and for Professionals who work with these communities

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook

 

DeafDigest – 08 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 8, 2018

 

— still continuing with Ninja TV

Last year, DeafDigest mentioned that Kyle
Schulze, who is deaf, was a new TV Ninja
participant. He is still competing in
his second season. He has had his
disasters during competition but is
still surviving. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/american-ninja-warrior-participant/

 

— a deaf short film that leaves us with questions

Seri Khairuniza, a young deaf Singaporean woman,
produced a deaf-theme short film that profiled
the lives of a deaf teacher, a deaf accountant
and a deaf media expert. A newspaper story
praised her filmwork. Still, this film has
questions. The producer does not use sign
language. Did the three deaf people she
profiled use sign language? And if signs
were used, how was the deaf producer able
to understand the dialogue. Such details
this newspaper story did not mention!

 

 

— wasting a Deaf Resource person

It is always a mystery that a late-deafened family member
would not ask a deaf family member for questions and
referrals about the deaf world. Too proud to learn about
deaf devices (weitbrecht.com/captel.html), late-deafened
organizations, deaf services, ADA and then push away people
that want to help him. He would then depart us, still
knowing nothing for years about things that could have
helped him.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— chess is a dangerous activity
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

08/05/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 07 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 7, 2018

— a city’s expensive lesson

A deaf man was ordered to show up at 
municipal court hearings in Camden, NJ.
He showed up many times; the interpreter
showed up just once! The deaf man’s
attorney said:

it was extremely frustrating and humiliating
for him

The city was ordered to pay damages for
these interpreter no-shows.

A picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/many-interpreter-no-shows-in-court/

 

— a cute Coda kid

A Coda said:

When I was really little, I actually wanted to be deaf
like my parents. I would get so angry when my mom would
tell me:

No, you can hear!

 

— DocsWithDisabilities or AMPHL

There was a story today of disabled doctors
creating their own hashtag – DocsWithDisabilities.
Several deaf doctors were mentioned as being part
of that DocsWithDisabilities group. AMPHL?
Spelled in full, it is Association of Medical
Professionals with Hearing Losses. DeafDigest
hopes the DocsWithDisabilities group will
work together and closely with AMPHL.
By the way, these AMPHL people are getting
together in Baltimore next year at their
conference.

 

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

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

08/05/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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PRESERVING DEAF TELEVISION AND FILM HISTORY

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

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

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

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

Join and support this major historical undertaking!

 

DeafDigest – 06 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 6, 2018

 

— deaf man stranded at train station

Jamie Dow, who is deaf, was not aware that the train
he took would not stop at his station, but at another
station, a long distance away. An electrical problem
forced the train to change routes and it was announced
on the PA system, but no one told the deaf man about it.
A hearing person knew about the deaf passenger and
was frantically looking for him to tell him about
the change of routes, but couldn’t find him. As
a result, he was forced to walk home at 1 AM
from the other station. It happened in Glascow,
Scotland. ADA laws in USA would not have allowed
it to happen because of visual displays. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/long-walk-home-from-wrong-station/

 

— advice for house-hunting deaf parents

An advocate of the deaf gave this advice for deaf parents,
of young children, that are house hunting:

Make sure the house walls can be removed so that they can
see their children playing around. Walls easily hide
these children

 

— deaf attending school for the blind

Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (Pennsylvania)
is now celebrating its 50th anniversary. Stories and
tales from these early days were swapped. One such
story was about a group of deaf children attending
a school for the blind; they were taught by a
blind teacher! For some reason, these children
did not attend Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
or even the Scranton State School for the Deaf.

 

 

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

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

08/05/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 05 August 2018

DeafDigest Gold – August 5, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
The A&E Network will be airing a “deaf program”
“Born This Way” sometime next month.
Israelis and Palestinians both do not get along
with each other. They made it an exception in the
case of deaf Israeli boy that crossed the border
to Palestine. He was picked up by the Palestinian
police and returned to the Israeli police across
the border and eventually returned to his family.
Artificial intelligence (AI) that can lipread
for the deaf. This was the story in the
Science Magazine. Perfect lipreading machine?
DeafDigest does not think so.
The New Mexico School for the Deaf was flooded
and several buildings were damaged. Yet the
school will open on time.
The Byodo-In Temple is a Buddhist temple in
Kahaluu, O’ahu, Hawaii is a popular tourist site.
One of the artists at the temple is Daniel Wang;
he is deaf and originally from China. Many tourists
buy his pieces of art. He was profiled in a newspaper
story.
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THE DEAF IN JAMAICA
    Andrew Gallimore, not deaf, is the director of Labor
and Social Security, a government agency in Jamaica.
    He gave a speech recently during a banquet with
factory owners and manufacturers. He said that
the deaf are the best employees because they are
not bothered my factory noise and they do not
waste time gossiping with other hearing employees
and do not also waste time talking on the telephone!
    He wants the manufacturers to hire the deaf.
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APPLE HATES GOOGLE; NAD HATES CBS !
    Apple and Google both compete against each other
and they both hate each other.
    But there were some important issues that Apple
and Google had to discuss. As a result, the CEOs of
Apple and Google met at a coffee cafe for a meeting.
They met at coffee cafe which is a neutral location
since Apple CEO won’t go to Google office, and the
Google CEO won’t go to the Apple office.
    Did it happen to the deaf, in the past? Yes,
in 1980, CBS refused to close caption their programs
for the deaf. The deaf from all over USA had
protest rallies in front of CBS offices in big
cities.
    The CBS vice president wanted NAD CEO to come
to his office in Washington, DC to discuss it.
The NAD CEO refused to come to CBS office; the
CBS vice president refused to come down to the
street to meet with NAD CEO.
    As a result, the protest embarrassed CBS.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Normal people have 5 senses, sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch.
Deaf people have 4 senses and DeafBlind people have 3 senses.
Myself being DeafBlind, I can figure out who is sneaking by me!
Recently my adopted daughter passed by me through the hallway without
touching me.
I felt the breeze from her passing by!  I can tell who is near me with
smell of their perfume/scent!
However, this practice is not the best way “humanly”.
We prefer you tap us and just say who you are and pass by.
That is a simple way to reduce our frustration.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 05 August 2018

DeafDigest Blue – August 5, 2018
Blue Edition
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Top stories about the deaf:
Oyo State governor (in Nigeria) gave an order –
that 20 acres of land that belonged to the deaf
be given to them. In the past hearing groups
seized the land and refused to give it back to
the deaf.
Des Moines (Iowa) pharmacist Bethany Fiskum is
deaf and uses ASL. She was featured in this week’s
range of newspaper and web site stories.
The Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind
board of directors is looking at saving costs
by allocating unused space to outside groups.
This refers to the Tucson campus only.
A newspaper story in Kenya said a tailor shop
has four disabled tailors, all making good
money. Hidden inside the story was that all
four disabled tailors were actually deaf.
Deaf and disabled? Or deaf but not disabled?
Deaf people actually do not call themselves
disabled, by the way.
The Philadelphia police department reached settlement
with the federal government over mistreating the
deaf prisoners.
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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
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SIGN LANGUAGE AT THE AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE
    For many years, the brokers at the American Stock
Exchange used special sign language to communicate
buy and sell orders with each other. Sign language
is no longer used because of computers.
    Many years ago, two Coda brokers worked at the
American Stock Exchange. One day they used ASL to
chat with each other on the trading floor for a
few minutes.
    The American Stock Exchange managers were upset
about it, and these two Coda brokers were told
never again to use ASL on the trading floor.
    These managers were afraid that other brokers
would think the Codas were using ASL as a code to
hide their buy and sell instructions!
    American Stock Exchange is no more. It was
purchased by New York Stock Exchange and the
name was changed.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend was introducing another friend
to his deaf friend.
The deaf friend thought the hearing person said:
This is Bob Meyer
The hearing friend actually said:
This is Bob Beyer
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
INTERPRETING AT CHURCH SERVICES
    Many deaf people go to hearing churches. Some
churches have interpreters. Some other churches
do not have interpreters.
    Many churches are not rich; they cannot afford
to pay for certified interpreters. They are always
asking for volunteer interpreters.
    Which is better – drive at a long distance to
attend a Deaf Church or to go to a hearing church
near your home?
    You will have to decide which is best!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Do you ever hit the wrong key when you are typing? No matter how
skilled and talented a stenocaptioner or CART provider may be, there
are going to be times when he or she will make mistakes.
For people who rely on realtime captioning, it is important to
understand what kinds of errors might be made so that one can “read
through” the errors without losing the meaning or context of what is
being said.
We have all probably typed “teh” for the word “the.” Just as on the
computer keyboard, certain types of errors are more likely to be made
on the steno keyboard. The more familiar with realtime captioning
someone becomes, the easier it is for you to figure out what the
mistake was and to simply read through it.
One type of error that people do not make on the computer keyboard
but is very common for stenocaptioners is something called a stacking
error. Stacking is caused by one hand moving down for a new stroke
before the other hand comes all the way up or the keys don’t
completely release from the previous stroke.
One example of a stacking mistake would be strokes like WAPBT/-D/A.
Those are three separate strokes on the steno keyboard that should
translate as the words “wanted a.” Occasionally the “-D” and “A”
could end up in the same stroke. Instead of translating “wanted a,”
it would then translate as either “want ad” or “want add,” depending
on the stenocaptioner’s theory of shorthand. If you saw “He want add
promotion on his job,” it probably should have been “He wanted a
promotion on his job.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Bad news for Ashley Fiolek, a young deaf
woman, who is the leading motocross rider among
Women’s Motocross Association professional
riders.
    Practicing to get ready for the women’s
motocross race at X Games in California,
misfortune struck her.
    She fell off the ramp after a practice
jump and landed head first, injuring her
shoulder, wrist and ribcage. These injuries
forced her to withdraw from the competition.
    Being a tough young woman, she will
recover quickly and be back soon.
note:
she came back and continued competing as
the world’s #1 motocross racer. Suddenly
without warning, and still young, she
retired from competition, intending to move
on to other forms of racing. We have heard
very little, if any, from her since then!
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Baby Sign Language good or bad for hearing babies?
Critics are saying that babies, learning signs,
would be delayed in learning how to speak.
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DeafDigest – 03 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 3, 2018

 

— deaf sports team eating and sleeping on the highway

A deaf national sports team, with no money for hotel
and meals, was forced to cook meals and sleep on the
highway in Africa. The Gambian government would not
give money to the deaf national soccer team for their
tournament in another African nation. As a result the
team had to make do with highway life. It was a newspaper
story that embarrassed the government. A picture
is at:

http://deafdigest.com/highway-life/

 

— a librarian remembers a rare request

Nili Ness, not deaf, is a librarian with the
Queens Library system in New York City.
Part of her job is to honor library book
requests and to do once-a-week delivery of
these books to the Rikers Island prisons.
She has received requests for books on
a range of subjects – but there is just
one request she remembers. A deaf prisoner
asked for books on ASL learning

 

 

 

— Netflix “deaf” team still gets complaints

Netflix has a “deaf” team, actually a group of
employees that take care of captions and
subtitles of all of its videos. This team
works with third party vendors to make sure
captions and/or subtitles are put into these
videos. Many deaf people are not happy –
because “bad” words are not captioned.
Said Netflix:

Censoring swear words, for instance, is not company
policy

Should deaf people blame Netflix or blame these
outside captioning/subtitling vendors?

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

DeafDigest – 02 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 2, 2018

— deaf candidate unopposed in local primary

Chris Haulmark, who is deaf, is a Democratic candidate
in the Olathe, Kansas primary for the Kansas State
Representative seat. He has no opponent, and is waiting
to see who will be his Republican opponent. The prmary
takes place on August 7, 2018. What are his chances?
Well, he is a Democrat in a Republican state.
A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/running-unopposed-in-primary/

 

— if it happened to hearing, it also happened to the deaf

Today’s big story was gold medal stolen from Kurdish
mathematician Cauchar Birkar few minutes after receiving
it at a big mathematics conference in Brazil. If it can’t
happen to the deaf, it did! In the 1977 Deaflympics, swimmer
Jeff Float won ten gold medals. All of these medals were
stolen! These stolen medals were replicated at the
expense of American Athletic Association the Deaf and
given to Float months later.

 

— unsung deaf hero

Frank William Earl, a deaf man from a small Kansas town,
passed away recently. He was not known outside of the
small Kansas Deaf Community – yet he was a hero that
we didn’t know about. He served more than 20 years as
volunteer fire fighter with the Woodston Fire Department.
Volunteer fire fighters, both deaf and hearing, are
always heroes.

 

 

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

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

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

DeafDigest – 01 August 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 1, 2018

 

— very bitter hearing ear dog lawsuit

A deaf man has been at war for 13 years with
his condo association in Chicago. This association,
trying to ban the hearing ear dog, spent over $2.6
million in legal expenses. The deaf man refused to
give up and filed many complaints and lawsuits
with city, county and state jurisdictions plus
two court jurisdictions, accusing the association
of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

The condo just said it is a pet violation while
avoiding the ADA issue. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/dog-and-angry-condo-association/

 

— ugly incident at a sandwich shop

A deaf woman stood in line at a sandwich shop, waiting
for her turn to place the order. While waiting, she
keyed in her order on her iPhone Notes app. She didn’t
realize it was her turn, and she was still keying in.
It got several people angry, and one of them tapped
so hard on her shoulder that she almost dropped her
iPhone. And making it worse was the counter employee
saying loudly for everyone to hear “you have to stop
texting.” The surprised deaf woman quickly showed
the employee the text that showed her sandwich
order. Everyone in the sandwich shop went quiet.
Even the woman who tapped hard quickly apologized.

 

— a new superintendent at Kansas School for the Deaf

Luanne Barron, who is deaf and a Gallaudet graduate
(and athlete) is the new superintendent of Kansas
School for the Deaf. After graduating from Gallaudet
her career was always been in Education of the Deaf.

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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