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DeafDigest – 30 September 2018

DeafDigest Gold – September 30, 2018
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— tips for great ASL theatrical plays
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Top stories about the deaf:
For the first time in Malaysia, there is TV news
that has an interpreter using sign language.
The news producer said the deaf community requested
it and we obliged.
The Target store in Antioch, California refused
to interview a job applicant because of his deafness.
As a result, EEOC has filed a law suit.
Deaf people of South Africa are complaining
that politicians solicit votes from them by
making all kinds of promises – only to be
totally ignored when they win elections.
Chicago is implementing the Smart911 system
which is supposed to help the deaf communicate
with the dispatchers in case of emergencies.
A West Virginia federal judge turned down
Big Lots supermarket’s request to dismiss
the EEOC lawsuit on refusal to accommodate
the needs of a deaf employee.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE BEFORE THE TTY
    The first TTY was manufactured in 1964, but the
TTY network did not grow until the early 1970’s.
    We, the deaf, had a good communications device,
but it was not too popular. The high cost of leasing
the device prevented many deaf people from using it.
    The device was the Electrowriter. It was almost
like a TTY, except that the caller would write out
his message on an electronic pad with his electronic
pen. The Electrowriter on the other end of the telephone
line would copy the handwritten message. And
communications would go on back and forth.
    Yes, if the writer had a lousy penmanship, it
would be hard to read the message!
    Gallaudet University used this Electrowriter
network in a few offices on the campus.
    The popularity of the TTY immediately killed
the Electrowriter.
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
A COLLEGE WITHOUT INTERPRETERS
    Could deaf people attend college (not Gallaudet or
NTID) without interpreters and without CART?
    Yes! But how? More and more colleges offer on-line
programs that offers college degrees.
    Worth it? Well, there is no social life; there is
no chance to make friends with classmates.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I was doing Mr. Mom chores. (An old movie called “Mr. Mom”, and I felt I
fit that character!)
Cleaning kitchen, mudroom and bathroom.
I moved some stuff like the waste basket and recycling bin to another room.
After cleaning the counters, stove top and bathroom, I swept the floor.
I picked up the dirt with the dust pan and proceeded to the other room to
dump it.
I couldn’t find the waste basket that I had placed moments before.
My son-in-law pulled my arm to the waste basket.
He moved it about a foot!  You see, I remembered where I placed it.
Moving it even a foot caused trouble!
Remember using the kitchen funnel and peeking through the large opening to
the small end?.
That is how narrow my vision.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 30 September 2018

DeafDigest Blue – September 30, 2018
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
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Top stories about the deaf:
Which is more effective, a survey in Gibraltar to
locate and identify the deaf residents – or to do
a regular census? A group is using a survey, hoping
it will give them an accurate count of the deaf.
A Deaf CERT class is being taught in Georgia
for deaf people interested in helping with
emergency responses in the Deaf Community.
Ian Cameron, who is deaf and from a 9-generation
brewing family in Scotland, has established
a Scottish-style brewery-distillery in the USA,
located in Mesa, Arizona.
There was a big story that said Deaf Canadians
are at risk in times of national emergency –
because of an inadequate disaster response
systems, province by province.
The Deaf Zimbabwe Trust, an organization which
advocates the needs of the deaf, is pushing
to have deaf people get involved in all
aspects of life in the nation.
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
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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.
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BE CAREFUL IF YOU ORDER SAME THING EVERY DAY AT STARBUCKS
    A deaf person goes to Starbucks every day to order
the same thing. The people at Starbucks know him and
they do not have to listen to his order because he always
order the same thing.
    One day, the deaf person was in mood for something
different at Starbucks
    He has a hard time explaining to the Starbucks
people that he wanted a different order.
    A hearing person could voice his different order,
but it may be difficult for a deaf person.
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Lip reading tale
A deaf patient was at the dentist’s suite
The deaf patient thought the dental assistant said:
it is time for your flu, alright?
The dental assistant actually said:
it is time for your fluoride, alright?
The deaf patient only caught it when the
assistant showed her the fluoride in her hand.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
BUSIEST TASK AT DEAF SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY
    We have many deaf social service agencies in
USA. These agencies do “everything” – ASL classes,
interpreting services, hearing aid tests, job
referral services, counseling, etc.
    What is the busiest task one deaf service
agency has to do?
    It is advocacy – speaking to legislators,
lawyers, newspaper reporters, public speeches
on many deaf problems (child abuse, drugs,
alcoholism, crimes, suicide threats, etc.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
“I sometimes see mistakes in the realtime captioning on TV. How do I get
captioning without mistakes?”
Some captioning must be done “live,” such as for news, sports, and other
events. Unfortunately, there will be some mistakes in realtime captioning.
However, we must all become educated about the difference between an
acceptable number of errors and poor captioning.
Many companies say that their captioners achieve a 98% accuracy rate. When
you think about that, that means that there are two mistakes in every 100
words. If you look at the words that have been written so far in this
article, 98% would mean that two of the words would be wrong.
All of the truly great captioners still make mistakes, but their accuracy
rate is usually above 99%. Some captioners are even able to attain a rate
of 99.5% or better.
Some of the new captioning programs claim to be 80 or 90% accurate. That
means that for every 100 words, 10 or 20 of them will be wrong.  When you
read something with that many errors, it may be very difficult to follow
what is being said.
We cannot settle for 80 or 90% accuracy.  People who use captioning must
let the people doing the captioning know that that is not acceptable.
However, we must learn to accept the fact that there will sometimes be an
error in the realtime captioning just because none of us are perfect.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    This is a belated dedication. Darrel Robinson was mentioned
in last week’s DeafDigest as the good boss who made a great
impression on an impressionable teenager many years ago.
    It was learned that not only he owned and operated his
own Robby’s Drive-In in Los Angeles, but also owned another
one, with the same name in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
    As a young man, he attended Gallaudet before making it
out in the business world. Said an acquaintance:
he was a good guy
    Thank you, Darrel for showing the hearing world that
a deaf person could operate a successful eateries in
two different cities.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to George
Fellendorf who departed us. He was an engineer
when his daughter was born deaf. Making a career
switch, he served as director of AgBell for
16 years (1962-1978). While he advocated the
oral education of the deaf, he did not oppose
the use of sign language, and in fact, knew
little signs himself.
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DeafDigest – 28 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 28, 2018

 

— El Paso sports bar says no to football captions

A deaf man, with his hearing friends, wanted to watch a
football game on TV at the Ojos Locos sports bar
in El Paso, Texas. He asked that the captions be turned
on and the bar refused. He asked to speak with the manager
but was told the manager was too “busy.” He then posted
this bad experience on the El Paso Deaf Community Facebook
page. It went viral. A local TV station contacted Ojos
Locos, and the owner apologized, and said his service
team will be retrained never to say no to these
captioning requests in the future.

 

— Some deaf people say International Week of the Deaf is a joke

Some deaf people say International Week of the Deaf is a joke.
Reasons are – continuing discrimination against the deaf;
difficulty of many deaf people in getting jobs; difficulty
in getting interpreters, no TV and movie captions, etc.
This comment was printed in a newspaper in an overseas
nation.

 

— a true story about wrong person being hired

This is a true story. A late-deafened man with
speaking skills still perfect, applied for a job
as a principal at a deaf school. It happened in the
early 1960’s (no TTY, no relay, no email, etc).
The superintendent spoke with the deaf man,
not realizing it was a 3-way telephone conversation,
and decided to hire the deaf man on the spot,
thinking he was hearing. On first day on the job,
the superintendent only found out the new principal
was actually deaf. He stayed on the job for about
7 years before moving on. Deaf as the wrong person?
No, but the superintendent thought that deaf man
wasn’t qualified.

 

 

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

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

09/23/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 27 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 27, 2018

— advice from owner of a movie theater

A small town movie theater owner gave this
advice – do not wait until the last minute
to request captioning devices. He was talking
about requests made just a few minutes before
the filming was to begin. He suggested that
requests be made at least 20 minutes in
advance – in order to make sure everything
works with these devices.

 

— 3-times a year vs 3-times per weekend

DeafDigest editor bumped into an acquaintance
yesterday. He grew up in low-population, but
big state. He compared the deaf social life
in a low-population state with a high population
city. In a low-population state, deaf events
take place three times per year. In a high
population area, deaf events take place three
times per weekend. Some deaf people crave quiet
life with big countryside mountains. Some
deaf people crave a lot of social events.

 

— many apartment landlords unaware of deaf rights

For some reason, many apartment landlords do not
realize nor understand that the deaf have rights
to interpreters. These landlords would say that it
is OK for them to have interpreters but that they
would have to pay for the sign language services.
This is one big reason the federal government has
been filing many landlord lawsuits.

 

 

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

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

09/23/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 26 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 26, 2018

 

— Finland, Iceland & Denmark best nations for the deaf?

Are deaf people better off living in either Finland or Iceland
or Denmark? Hard to say, but these three nations ranked
top 3 in quality of life with respect for the deaf and the
disabled between the years of 1990 and 2016. Says who?
Says the research team at University of Washington.
What about USA? It fell from 6th best in 1990 to 27th
best in 2016. This survey, however, did not mention
our ADA, the most powerful disability set of laws
in the world. So, is DeafDigest editor worried about
these rankings? No way.

 

— A deaf female general in a Netflix video

Netflix is interesting. Netflix overseas do not
always have captions. Netflix was forced in USA
to include captions on their videos, under pain
of lawsuits. Yet, Netflix has just announced
a new video – The Dragon Prince, which features
deaf and disabled animated actors. One such deaf
character is a general that is deaf and a female.
If Netflix tries to make good with us, then this
company should never cast fake-deaf actors in
their future movies and videos.

 

— young hearing lady saying the wrong thing

A young hearing lady was interviewed for a
newspaper story. She was asked about her
family. She said she knows ASL because of
her deaf-mute and blind uncle! Respecting
her uncle by describing him in a disrespectful
way!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— handcuffed deaf man turned down by judge
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/23/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 25 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 25, 2018

 

— a common football penalty has a commercial sponsor

in football, if you jump offside, it ia five-yard
penalty. In the Alaska Football League (semi-pro),
this offside penalty is sponsored by the Accurate
Hearing Systems. It is a state-wide hearing aid
hearing aid dealer. Not sure what this sponsorship
is supposed to mean? Does the sponsor give the
league some money for each offsides penalty or
the Public Announcement says:

This is Accurate Hearing Systems offsides penalty

 

— movie director does not know the difference in ASL

The director of the movie, “The Silence” which
involves a fake-deaf actress, said the actress
signs perfectly and knows how to act as a deaf
person. His comment drew scathing criticism
from deaf celebrities Marlee Matlin and Nyle
DiMarco. Did the director think gesturing
is the same as ASL?

 

— so amazing for the deaf to ride motorcycles

We have many deaf motorcyclists in USA.
There is a web site about them. Well, in
Indonesia, a newspaper ran this headline:

Deaf bikers defy odds on Jakarta streets

This implies hearing people of Indonesia
are shocked that a deaf person can operate
a motorcycle!

 

 

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

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

09/23/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 24 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 24, 2018

 

— a blogger that made fun of sign language & deaf speech

Drew Olivar, not deaf, is a blogger. He has a
reputation for creating blogs and videos that
cause a lot of controversy. One of his past
videos mocked sign language and made funny
sounds to make fun of deaf speech. He is
currently in trouble for another (non-deaf)
blog that he thought was funny but is
facing a criminal complaint.

 

— deciding what is best for deaf without asking them

Web developers think that what they are designing is
best for the deaf – but with one problem – they
never bothered to ask the deaf for their input and
advice. This was a complaint that was addressed
in a workshop.

 

— deaf waiters serving beer in the mountains

Slovenia is a nation famed for its big and
beautiful mountains. There was a story
today of deaf waiters serving beer to
thirsty hikers at ten different taverns
in the Slovenian mountains. Unusual
way for deaf to serve beer at these
locations.

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf manager of a fast food restaurant
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/23/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

DeafDigest – 23 September 2018

DeafDigest Gold – September 23, 2018
Gold Edition
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— five different ways to caption a word
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list of upcoming Deaf National Events
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Top stories about the deaf:
DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that Nancy Barker,
a deaf Canadian doctorate student at University
of California, claimed being discriminated when
she asked for accommodations. She has finally
filed a formal complaint. As of right now the
university is withholding comment.
Ryogo Kitano, a young deaf Japanese man,
studying to become a hairdresser, has been
entered into the national hairdressing contest.
If he wins, he probably will get many hearing
clients.
A father of a deaf child has refused to allow
her to be implanted. As a result the
Kootenai County court (Idaho) has filed
claims of contempt against him.
The Department of Basic Education in Zaire has
admitted that shortage of Deaf Education teachers
have led to bad educational experience for deaf
students.
There is an issue in supermarkets about
disabled people using mobile scooters warning
the deaf shoppers to get out of the way only to
accidentally hitting them, causing injuries.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
BANK WEB SITES DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THE DEAF
    More and more banks have web sites that require
the customers to listen to certain words to prove
their own identities. This is a different way of
using logins and passwords. And there are no
captions with these words.
    It is discriminatory against the deaf. And it
is even double discrimination when these same banks
refuse to accept relay calls from the deaf!
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 – 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!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
SIGNING OR GESTURING
    You are walking on a sidewalk and you see two people
from far away. They are using their hands to communicate
with each other.
    From far away you look at them very hard to see if
they are deaf people using ASL or if they are hearing
people just gesturing a lot with their hands.
    Many hearing people speak without gestures, but
many other hearing people gesture a lot while speaking.
    Can be confusing sometimes, are they deaf or hearing!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I still go to the gym to keep the doctor away!
A new SSP recently replaced my previous SSP who drifted into new social
life demands!
This is the second week this new SSP is helping out with transportation
and guidance around the gym.
One day at the gym, I needed to trade my outdoor shoes for gym shoes.
When I was ready, I stood up to give the SSP a hint that I was ready.
I looked at the front door and saw someone washing the window.
I waited longer and then I looked out the window again. This guy was
not washing the window, he was waving and waving while holding his gym
shoes!
It looked like someone had forgotten their key to enter the gym so I
opened the door.
It was my SSP who forgot his gym shoes!
I didn’t even know he went out to get his shoes.
Now we are talking about DeafBlind 101, let the DeafBlind person know you
are leaving!
When it is minus 20 degrees this winter, we could have a frozen SSP!
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 – 23 September 2018

DeafDigest Blue – September 23, 2018
Blue Edition
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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)
— deaf manager, bank branch
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Top stories about the deaf:
The Safeway in Seattle has been sued by the EEOC
for discriminating against a deaf job applicant.
He has been trying for jobs in various Safeway
stores in the area and has been discriminated
each time. He was said to be qualified for the
jobs he was applying for but turned down.
Deaf astronomer John Goodricke was honored
by a magazine on his 254th birthday. He was
well regarded by his peers in the field of
astronomy. He died as a young man because
of illness.
The Philippine Federation of the Deaf will file
a formal complaint against Palace Communications
Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson
for mocking sign language in a video that she
participated.
Deaf people have said that the airport in
Jakarta, Indonesia is not deaf-friendly.
There are no interpreters and no easily
visible displays of airflight changes and
announcements.
An article was posted on the web, saying that
people who are not deaf just do not understand
the experiences of deaf people.
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone!
CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a
caller says over the phone, letting you read everything
that they say. Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no
monthly fees or contracts required.
For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive
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MANY BOOKS ABOUT THE DEAF AND OF DEAFNESS
    Go to a deaf bookstore at Gallaudet and you will
see many books about the deaf and of deafness.
    Many of these books are written by authors that
know nothing about the deaf, yet are able to write
books!
    Why? Good question.
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Lip reading tale
A proud hearing mother was telling a deaf
woman about her son.
The deaf woman thought she said:
my son goes to Brat
The hearing mother actually said:
my son goes to Pratt
note:
Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, NY, is one of
the best architectural schools in USA.
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DEAF AND HEARING BEHAVIORS
    There are many hearing people with bad manners.
There are also many deaf people with bad manners.
    Deaf and hearing people are human beings with
faults.
    Problem is that when a stranger meets a deaf person
for the first time in his life. If that deaf person
showed bad manners, this stranger will think ALL
deaf people have bad manners!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
“What is the most unusual situation you have encountered when working as a
CART captioner?”
Realtime captioners often hear this question. Because these services can
be provided at any location, many wonderful surprises can sometimes occur.
CART captioners have covered many momentous occasions where presidents,
heads of state, and other dignitaries have spoken.
People are now using CART at numerous personal events, like weddings,
funerals, and bar or bat mitzvahs. CART captioners are traveling around
the world to provide access where there was none before.
Realtime captioners are going into many private areas, like doctors’ and
therapists’ appointments, 12-step meetings, and other counseling
sessions. Captioners can make communication accessible at meetings with
personal trainers or exercise classes.
Also, because of remote CART and captioning, the provider can work from
home on many occasions. A user of CART services can bring a computer with
him or her, and as long as they can get an audio feed to the captioner,
they can use the services of that CART captioner.
Some of the most unexpected results often come when trying to provide CART
outdoors.  What everyone involved has to remember is that it is often
difficult to see computer screens in bright sunlight. Also, CART and
captioning equipment does not work well in the rain or snow.
Sometimes it seems there is no limit to the new ways people can think of
to use CART services. I look forward to many more unique and surprising
assignments in the future.
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    She is deaf, been deaf all her life. It is not known,
however, if she uses sign language.
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DeafDigest – 21 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 21, 2018

 

— advice for retailers

a captioning consultant has this advice for
retailers – do not depend on self-captioning
software to do captions; mistakes with software
will turn off deaf (and hearing) customers.

 

— India law allows deaf to drive; does not allow them!

India allows the deaf to drive; yet separate India
states still do not allow the deaf to drive. This has
led to a clash between the government and the states
of India.

 

— a surprise Amazon announcement

A while ago DeafDigest cast doubt on Alexa helping
the deaf because of lack of captions. Now this –
Amazon has surprised us with this “Alexa Captions.”
Great for the deaf? Well, if captions are
self-automated, then we may see too many captioning
errors.

 

 

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/

09/16/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 20 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 20, 2018

— Australian anti-piracy laws may kill subtitles

A group of video distributors such as Disney, 20th
Century Fox, Paramount, is pushing for anti-piracy
laws in Australia. The issue is copyrighted
material. Many of these video pirates insert
subtitles for the benefit of viewers that only
know English. These video providers do not insert
subtitles because they are not required to do so
in Australia! This is a legal minefield that may
hurt the deaf that require subtitles to legal
(as well as illegal videos)!

 

— state senator opposes hearing aid coverage

Leah Vukmir is a state senator in Wisconsin. She has
constantly opposed bills, sponsored by both parties,
to expand insurance coverage hearing aids and CI’s.
Her reason is that insurance companies cannot afford
to pay for these coverages. There is an irony. She
is a nurse. It should be assumed that nurses should
be sensitive to the accommodation needs of patients,
but apparently she isn’t. Oh, by the way, she is
a Republican U.S. Senate candidate.

 

— fierce opposition to new DC bill to require open captions

Open captioning advocates in the District of Columbia have
pushed for a bill, that was introduced by one councilmember
to require open captions in some, but not all, showings.
The bill would require multiple-screen movie theaters
to show open captions at least four showings of each
film – during peak hours and weekday evenings. Vigorously
opposing the bill is Jack Evans, DC’s most powerful
politician. He is that powerful and he often gets his
way among fellow council members.

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— CIA had a deaf intelligence officer
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/16/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 19 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 19, 2018

 

— interpreter’s nightmare and relief

An interpreter, assigned to interpret the speech
of a controversial political leader, was given
an advance script of his speech. A phrase, that
the politician made up, consisted of two words
that he invented. The interpreter spent all
night trying to come up with an appropriate
sign for that phrase – in a way that the deaf
in the audience would understand. What happened?
The speaker never used the phrase that he said
he would!

 

— some will; some will not, said a deaf leader

A deaf leader, who graduated from university, said:

Some professors would help me and other professors
would not. This was my first lesson in lecture
hall discrimination.

What this means – even with interpreters
some professors look down on the deaf.

 

 

— RID now looking for a new CEO

Joey Trapani has resigned the position as CEO of
the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID).
This resignation is effective September 28th.
The RID, once considered the Crown Jewel of
agencies and organizations serving the deaf,
will have to find a new (and an effective) CEO.
What about a deaf CEO? RID once had a deaf
CEO and that person didn’t last too long!
This does not mean a deaf person can’t run
RID. An effective deaf CEO can.

 

 

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

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

09/16/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 18 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 18, 2018

 

— Deaf contestant on The Price is Right TV show

Caitlin Cunningham, who is deaf, will be participating
on The Price is Right TV show. DeafDigest is not sure
of the exact date but is told it may be on
October 19th.

 

— an app for world-wide deaf travelers

Many deaf people love to travel. Gabriel Schlieve
has come up with an app – The Rebel Traveler’s
Guide. He said this app is good for the deaf
and disabled travelers.

 

— be careful when wearing a hearing aid in the woods

A deaf woman lost her hearing aid while walking through
the woods. A low flying bird swooped over her and pulled
the hearing aid from her ear and flew away. This deaf
woman is very upset about losing an expensive hearing aid!

 

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Deaf President Now was not deaf people’s first mass protest
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/16/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 17 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 17, 2018

 

— national law against mocking the deaf

It is unfortunate that some hearing people
mock the deaf. In the Philippines, there is
a law – Republic Act No. 9442 which makes
it a violation to mock the deaf. Not sure
if our ADA covers the “mocking” of the
deaf, but it is a violation in the
Philippines. This subject was the focus
of a web posting today.

 

— Texas deaf students may never know about Helen Keller

Helen Keller is the world’s most famous deaf-blind
person. DeafDigest is worried that deaf students
in the state of Texas may never have heard of her.
Reason is that Texas Education board members approved
removing Helen Keller from the school teaching
agenda. Why?

 

— an ugly incident at a small town restaurant

A restaurant is popular in one small town. There are
always long lines at this walk-in, no-reservations
restaurant. A deaf couple was in front of the
long line, expecting the restaurant manager to
lead them to the next available table. The manager
totally ignored the deaf couple and asked the
couple behind them to come into the restaurant.
When the deaf couple made an ugly scene, the
manager apologized and led them to another
table with a handwritten note that said
“the couple behind you made reservations.”
Yet, the restaurant had a sign that said
“no reservations” meaning the manager was
not telling the truth!

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— unavailable interpreter at sales presentation
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/16/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 16 September 2018

DeafDigest Gold – September 16, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
3D technology is a hot thing on the university
campuses. Gallaudet University was mentioned
in a magazine article about this topic.
Actor Robert Redford is playing Forrest Tucker,
a bank robber in a new movie. One of the
scenes shows him wearing a hearing aid.
Deaf? No, the hearing aid is a fake and
is a miniature police scanner!
Ghana requires hospitals to have interpreters.
Some hospitals do not have certified interpreters;
instead they have someone that are good with
gestures. This leads to worse miscommunications
between doctors and the deaf. This is the complaint
a deaf activist posted in the media.
Who is telling the truth in Great Britain.
It was a story that a 7-year old deaf boy was
not able to attend classes for 9 months.
First story is that his teacher quit and
the school district could not find a
replacement. Second story is that missing
paperwork is the reason he is not attending
classes. Fingers are being pointed between
the parents and the school district.
Berkeley, a town in New Jersey, reached settlement
with a deaf man, whose loud voice so angered
the police that they beat him up.
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TWO HALF-DEAF ACTORS IN A MOVIE
    Many years ago, famous actor Richard Widmark
was deaf in one ear. Also, another famous actor
Jimmy Stewart was deaf in one ear.
    Making it worse was that director John Ford
was late deafened.
    Both Widmark and Stewart worked together on
one movie, directed by Ford.
    It was confusing. In one scene, Stewart and
Widmark were placed across the room. Stewart’s
deaf ear was opposite Widmark’s deaf ear – and
they could not easily communicate with each
other. And they could not hear the commands
by Ford!
    The cameraman had to use hand signals
to tell these two actors what to do!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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BE CAREFUL WITH ASL CLASSES
    If you want to learn ASL and enroll in a sign language
class, be very careful.
    Some classes teach only Signed English; other classes
teach ASL.
    Both Signed English and ASL are two different languages.
even though both groups may (or may not) understand
each other.
    So, it is important to make sure what sign language
is taught before you enroll!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
As Fall approaches, many people are talking about the fall and
foliage and this being their favorite season.
Many of us who have Usher Syndrome view this season differently.
Soon there will be less daylight.  We lose 2 minutes of daylight
each day.
So this is difficult time for many of us.
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 – 16 September 2018

DeafDigest Blue – September 16, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
A 7-year old deaf child has not been to school
for eight months in Great Britain. The school
district has not been able to find a teacher
that can teach him on a daily basis. The
parents are very upset about it and have
been threatening legal action.
The welding classes at the Wisconsin Indianhead
Technical College has had three deaf students.
One more new student will be enrolling soon.
Is welding one of the options in employment?
Why not? Not everyone wants to attend college;
and many people are good with their hands.
In Pakistan, the deaf community is planning
a public demonstration, protesting that the
promised government quota of 5 percent job
allotment has never been implemented.
U.S. House Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, introduced
a bill to block the deportation to Nigeria of
Francis Anwana, a deaf man who overstayed his
student visa for 34 years. ICE wanted to deport
him but backed off and said deportation is voluntary.
There was a story about British Sign Language
being credited for many of the world’s major
sign languages being developed. ASL? It
wasn’t mentioned in the article.
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Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no
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MAKING POLITICAL CONTACTS
    Every deaf service agency needs a lot of money.
Also, every school for the deaf needs a lot of money.
    Political contacts with the state legislators are
very important.
    One superintendent of a deaf school made his
own political contacts. He visited the offices of
all legislators in his home state. That state has
almost 200 legislators. This means 200 visits
with legislators’ offices.
    He would not talk about his school for the
deaf. He would just introduce himself as the
deaf school superintendent, and then they would
talk about anything – baseball, fishing, lousy
weather, great restaurants, etc, etc.
    Every year when the legislators vote on
the school budget, they all remember who the
superintendent is!
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Lip reading tale
A pharmacist was explaining a certain drug with
a deaf patient.
The deaf patient thought the pharmacist said:
You need to take the injection
The pharmacist actually said:
You need to take the Unjection
Note:
Unjection is a Pfizer Inc trademark with
respect to its XELJAN medicine
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LOOKING FOR A TTY IN A HOSPITAL
    About 25 years ago, DeafDigest editor was
visiting his mother, who was in a hospital. He
needed to use a TTY to make a telephone call.
There was a TTY sign on the hospital wall,
but the hospital people did not know where
the TTY was located.
    The hospital people had to make many phone
calls to try to locate the TTY. The wait was
about an half hour. Finally they found the
TTY – but it was located in one building
on the huge hospital grounds. It took a very
long walk from one hospital building to another
hospital building to locate the TTY.
    Altogether, it took about an hour. That was
25 years ago; we are lucky we have pagers and
laptops that make communications much easier
for us!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
When a person who is deaf or hard of hearing attends school, there are a
number of different accommodations that may be appropriate. People should
be able to choose the method that would help them achieve their greatest
success.
Obviously, for people whose primary language is ASL, a sign language
interpreter would be their first choice in most circumstances. However, if
the class involved specialized terminology or technical jargon, a
different accommodation might be selected.
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is word-for-word instant
speech-to-text translation. CART captioners attempt to give as close to a
verbatim translation as possible.
In addition to CART, there are other services that are sometimes used in
an educational setting. Using special software, people who are trained in
text-condensing strategies type onto a laptop computer. These services are
said to provide a meaning-for-meaning rendition of what is said.
Additionally, sometimes professional notetakers or student notetakers are
also used. Because there are currently no national testing standards for
notetakers, the quality of these services can vary widely.
One of the advantages of using a sign language interpreter or a CART
captioner over the other services is that the consumer is able to
understand almost everything that is going on in the class. With a
meaning-for-meaning transcript or notes taken by a notetaker, much of the
dialogue is lost.
A notetaker’s transcript of the class will be much shorter than the CART
captioner’s near-verbatim transcript. Some consumers may want to review
a transcript of the entire session and be able to choose for themselves
what is important, while others may appreciate only having to read through
a few pages of notes provided by the notetaker.
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DeafDigest – 14 September 2018

— Rock Star interpreter not on TV

Jason Hurdich, a Certified Deaf Interpreter,
was a sensation in South Carolina; hearing
people watching him interpret governor’s
speeches, called him the Rock Star Interpreter.
But Jason was not on TV during recent news
coverage on the hurricane and some people
thought he just stopped interpreting. He did
not disappear, but was busy teaching ASL at
Clemson University. Oh, by the way, interpreters
are never Rock Stars; they are certified
professionals whose duty is effective
interpreting.

 

— These Deaf Super Heroes

A movie – Sign Gene, features Deaf Super
Heroes – meaning Deaf Superman, Deaf Wonderwoman,
Deaf Batman, etc. Six languages are shown in
the film – ASL, Japanese SL, Italian SL as well
as English, Japanese and Italian. It is said
that when one watches the movie, one would think
it is Deaf James Bond.

 

— bad reason for no interpreter

A deaf prisoner needed an interpreter. The prison
official refused to give him an interpeter,
insisting that written notes will do. Why
did the official refuse an interpeter. He said:

too much of a hassle to get an interpreter

This is the reason why a law suit is going on
right now.

 

 

 

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

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— Prison officer, friend of deaf, lost his job
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

09/09/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 13 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 13, 2018

 

— big irony at a college

Barnard College, part of the Columbia University complex
in New York, was named after Frederick Barnard. He was
deaf and for a short time in his long career, taught
at American School for the Deaf and the New York
School for the Deaf before becoming the president
at Colunmbia University. The irony is that Barnard
College right now has problems with the Office
of Disability Services. For that reason, a
deaf student was not able to get accommodations
she needed!

 

— major league baseball: ears or eyes

There was a story about major league baseball players
depending on their ears to follow the ball in action.
Our deaf baseball players depend on their eyes. We’ve
had these three famous deaf major league players –
Dummy Hoy, Dummy Taylor and Curtis Pride – plus many
deaf players have played in the minor leagues.
So when hearing people say “ears” we say “eyes”

 

— captioning frustrations at a small town theater

An angry deaf movie-goer wrote a letter to a newspaper
editor, expressing her frustation with movie captions.
The manager of a multi-screen movie theater in a
small town (population 7,000) promised her that
captioning devices would be available soon. But
when she picked up the device, the screen was blank.
The manager explained that not all movies had this
captioning capability! Yet when she went to the
theater several times recently, the device continued
to be blank. She felt that the manager did not really
know how to turn on the device and gave this
“movie not designed for captions” excuse.

 

 

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

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

09/09/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 12 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 12, 2018

 

— public anger forced ICE to change its mind

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ordered a
deaf man, who was living in USA for 34 years, to be deported
to Nigeria. He came to USA on a student visa to attend
a deaf school, and never went back home. He never
applied for a green card. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus
and the deaf activists screamed at ICE loud and hard.
ICE changed its mind; said the deaf man can “voluntarily”
return to his home nation. Chances are about 99.9
percent he will stay in USA.

 

— job description for bartenders

How many bars have this job description
for bartenders – that they must know how to
turn on TV captions upon request by deaf
patrons? Some TV sets and some remotes
are easy to turn on captions. Some TV
sets and some remotes very difficult to
turn on captions (but can be done). Plus
they cannot refuse requests to turn on
captions.

 

— instructions on captions or subtitles confusing

Deaf people know what is captions? Deaf people
also know what is subtitles? Anyway, on one
Japanese DVD, there are two options – English
or Japanese. If English is selected, the
Japanese language will be subtitled. But
if one selects Japanese, it will be captioned.
Normally it is the other way around, hence
the confusion!

 

 

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

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

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DeafDigest – 11 September 2018

 

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 11, 2018

— a rare award in a court case win

Very often when a deaf applicant for a job files a lawsuit
he may win a cash settlement but does not get the job.
This means he has to continue looking for employment
elsewhere. The Jacksons, a 7-11 type convenience store/
gas stations chain across the western states, lost
a discrimination case against a deaf applicant.
Not only the chain was fined $88,000, but also
gave the deaf applicant a job! This does not happen
too often.

 

— helping the deaf with their job human resources details

Human resources people in places of employment are supposed
to advise employees with their needs in pay checks, health
insurance, vacation hours, retirement savings, etc.
Communications with these human resources people can be
sometimes difficult for the deaf. A start-up company
has come up with an app that helps thed deaf communicate
with their human resources people. Hope it works.

 

— angry Nyle DiMarco

Nyle DiMarco is angry at “Sierra Burgess”
because the script made fun of the deaf.
He said the movie is not telling the truth
about the deaf. DeafDigest agrees with Nyle.

 

 

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

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

09/09/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 10 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 10, 2018

— a lost hearing aid

A mainstreamed football player lost his hearing
aid during a game last week. Play was stopped
as players from both teams plus volunteer
fans looked on the field for the missing
hearing aid. It could not be found. The
referees then switched the end zones so
that the players would play in the opposite
direction, to avoid accidentally step on
the hearing aid. Fortunately, during half time the
lost hearing aid was found! It took place
in Massachusetts. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-lost-hearing-aid/

 

— a stolen road sign

Someone in Gregg Township (Pennsylvania) stole
a street sign. It was “Hearing Impaired Child” sign.
The police is not too happy about it and is
investigating the theft.

 

— maybe hearing pilots need deaf devices

A deaf device is a flashing signaler. Well,
there was a story in the “The Conversation,”
which is an on-line media. It said that
pilots often don’t hear alarms while
flying their airplanes! DeafDigest wonders
why not install flashing signalers for
them?

 

 

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

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

09/09/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 09 September 2018

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Deaf people living in small villages in India
are often not educated enough to deal with
changes in national monetary system. No one
bothered to explain the new currency rules
with her. As a result, she lost a lot of
money, not really understanding the black
market loopholes.
Tang Shuai, an attorney in China, is fluent
in ASL and has many deaf clients. The problem
is that he is fluent in one regional sign
language but not fluent in another sign
language regions.
A deaf prisoner in Georgia told the
American Civil Liberties Union Atlanta office
that he was in prison for ten years. During
that time he was never provided with interpreters
for prison classes he wanted to take.
A deaf man, suspected as a smuggler in India,
was shot and killed by forest police officers.
He was a shepherd but worked in a second job
as a cutter with coffee plants. They thought
he was trying to smuggle something. The angry
family is demanding answers from the
government.
The state of Michigan is conducting a survey of
the deaf and deaf-blind residents. Results are
to come in early next year.
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The Silent Network, the nations first national Deaf/Hard of Hearing
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major preservation efforts of thousands of hours of past Deaf/HOH
broadcast TV shows for the benefit of todays viewers.
Viewers can now enjoy watching the digitally re-mastered shows
as well as brand new shows at WAWO.tv. Shows are added regularly.
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TO FAKE A PERFECT VISION
    Drivers have to take vision tests at department of
motor vehicle offices in order to get their drivers’
licenses.
    Wondering if it is possible for a deaf person, with
bad vision, and also with bad speech, to fake perfect
vision?
    Many inspectors do not understand deaf speech and
if there are no interpreters, a deaf person could just
speak each letter fast. Inspectors could just then
give the deaf a passing grade without trying to
understand each letter that is spoken by the deaf
person?
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A LAWSUIT IRONY
    There is an irony with a lawsuit a deaf woman filed
against an Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic.
    That clinic refused to provide her with an interpreter;
she sued and won.
    The irony is that the Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic
works with many deaf patients, and they should be familiar
with their interpreting needs!
    Why did they refuse? We will never know.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Cooking on a glass top stove can be a challenge.
As a DeafBlind person, I can barely see the circles marked
on top of the stove.
There is one trick I use to check if the pots are in the circle.
When I turn on the burner and put on the pot, I put my hands
near the bottom to check if the pot is in the circle.
Just by feeling the heat means it is not in the center of
the circle.
Of course this works for large pots.  The smaller ones I try my
best to feel the heat is even on both sides!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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The Silent Network, the nations first national Deaf/Hard of Hearing
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.
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The Chinese national anthem now has an official
sign language version. In the past the signed
versions were different because of regional
signed dialects.
The public transit system in Nottinghamshire,
Great Britain, is no longer giving free passes
to the deaf. The Deaf Community isn’t too
happy about it.
Top deaf performers in Pakistan are getting together
for the nation’s first time Deaf Theater competition.
During the eighties, deaf comedienne Kathy Buckley
was hot and very popular. She has quieted down
since then – but she has resurfaced, hoping
to resurrect her career. She gave a performance at
a community college.
Jason Chessar, who is deaf, is a professional magician,
traveling all over the world to give performances.
He was featured in a British newspaper.
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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
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A WRONG INTERPRETER
    One hearing actor in Ireland was invited to a deaf
event. The host told him they will have an interpreter for
him.
    The actor and the interpreter showed up at the deaf event.
But the deaf event was a flop.  Why?
    Because the interpreter only knew British Sign Language
while the deaf people only knew Irish Sign Language.
    The host did not realize about it until it was too late!
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Lip reading tale
A deaf man, who was not a baseball fan, was
chatting with a hearing man, who loved
baseball.
He was talking about Bryce Harper, the Washington
Nationals’ well known player.
The deaf man thought hearing man said:
Price will make a lot of money
The hearing man actually said:
Bryce will make a lot of money
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THESE BIG DEAF LIES
    Hearing people believe in these
big deaf lies. These lies are:
– every oral person speaks perfectly
– every deaf person is skilled lipreader
– every deaf person is unemployed
– deaf people don’t need interpreters because of lipreading
– deaf people don’t need TV captions because of lipreading
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
If you have heard people ask how closed captioners can be so stupid to
make some of the mistakes they make, maybe those people could look at the
types of mistakes that are being made and find out if they are really the
fault of the captioner.
If a show is prerecorded, what some people do not know is that after a
captioner listens to the show and creates the captions, occasionally the
producers of the show will edit the show and make changes.
For instance, a captioner might hear the sound of cows mooing and insert
that in the caption file. After the show has been captioned, someone may
decide that that sound effect is not what is desired and may edit the show
to change it to the sound of a rooster crowing.
Because changing the audio track will not affect the video, the video and
captioning will remain the same, but now the sound will be totally
different.  It will look like the captioner cannot tell the difference
between cows mooing and roosters crowing, when what really happened is
that the show was edited after the captioning was done.
Occasionally some last-minute changes in dialog are also made after the
captioners have completed their work. If a character said, “That’s
great.  Let’s go,” and the captions read, “I guess we should check it
out,” that is not a mistake that the captioner made. What happened was
that someone decided to change the audio track after the captioning was
already finished. They wanted to make the comment more forceful and did
not follow through with letting the captioner know so that the captioning
could be changed.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    DeafDigest has learned that at the Democratic
National Convention, there was a deaf delegate
and it was Jennifer Pfau, the president of the
Colorado Association of the Deaf.
    So, the next question is – do we have
deaf delegates at the Republican National
Convention?
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Agnes Farnsworth was pushed out as a volunteer
after 17 years with the Kennebec Valley Community
Action Program as a driver. Angry she filed a complaint
and the Maine Human Rights Commission said that her
deafness was the reason for the termination. The
non-profit agency has to respond to the commission
ruling.
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DeafDigest – 07 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 7, 2018

 

— deaf person disqualified in Ninja finals

Kyle Schulze, who is deaf, reached the finals on
the American Ninja Warrior program. Unfortunately,
he fell on his first obstacle, and was disqualified.
He said he hurt his ankle during training, and the
injury did not heal quickly enough. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/the-eliminated-deaf-competitor/

 

— Deaf Hulk’s plans

Lou Ferrigno, who is deaf and played the Incredible
Hulk role during the late seventies and early eighties,
is working on a new TV reality show that he is
hoping to produce. It is something about “Celebrity
Apprentice” but full details are not yet known.

 

— Rude or not rude?

It is almost always that a hearing person would
come to a deaf person. And that when there is
no response from the deaf person, the angry
hearing person would think it is rude, without
realizing the person is deaf. One hearing
person, however, realized it was himself that is
being rude for showing anger in the first
place!

 

 

 

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

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

09/02/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 06 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 6, 2018

 

— two things wrong with a new movie

Hollywood is coming up with a new movie –
El Tonto. Two things wrong! A hearing actor
is playing a fake-deaf role. And a press
release described the fake-deaf character
as idiot deaf mute! Despite efforts by
the deaf and disabled advocacy groups,
Hollywood continues to call us “deaf mute”
and to cast fake-deaf actors. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/hollywood-continues-to-treat-us-bad/

 

— deaf-whistle for the deaf

Is there such a thing as deaf-whistle
for the deaf? An inventor came up with
a special whistle that would transmit
whistle sounds to deaf people’s CI,
alerting them to the whistle signal.

 

— treating the deaf worse than treating hearing

There was a story saying that Customer Service
people are terrible. They treat hearing customers
terrible. Is it possible that they treat deaf
customers even worse? Customer service reps, with
bad attitude, may give relay service interpreters
hard time (hanging up on them or refusing to
help deaf clients, etc), or not being too
helpful on chat lines. When big companies
are hiring people, no one wants to work in
Customer Service unless they are not able
to get jobs elsewhere.

 

 

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

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

09/02/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 05 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 5, 2018

— missing out on half of movie action

A deaf person said that using portable devices
causes him to miss out on half of the movie
action. So much time is wasted looking up and
down at the screens. This is all the reason
why deaf people love open captions, in which
movie houses hate! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/yawning-and-watching-captions-on-device/

 

 

— not easy for a chef to make it on the Chopped TV program

To date, chef Kurt Ramborger was the only deaf chef to
compete on the Chopped TV program. Even though he was
chopped in the first round, it remains as a big honor
to be selected to compete on the program. The Chopped
production team gets many applications from chefs and
they follow strict procedures to pick few chefs and
eliminate many others for each episode.

 

— discrimination in the Deaf Community

“Not being deaf enough” in the Deaf Community is
a growing discrimination. A deaf girl said:

I’m proud to be among those who live with deafness. Yet
I often feel rejected by some of these same people.

Years ago at deaf clubs and deaf events, it was not
a discrimination. Unfortunately, times have changed.

 

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

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

09/02/18 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 – 04 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 4, 2018

— deaf actress asking for an agent

Almost all actors have agents. This is a requirement
in the entertainment industry. But there is a twist –
deaf actress Shoshannah Stern asked her mother for
help in getting an agent. Well, Shoshonnah, at
that time, was just six years old! Fortunately
for her, she has been getting good roles in movies
and TV. A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/agents-looking-for-something/

 

— the distracted deaf driver

A police officer said if a deaf person drives and uses
ASL with his passenger, it is distracted driving. Even
if the deaf driver does not turn his head to look at
the passenger’s response, it is still a distraction.

 

 

— netflix vs kanopy

Netflix vs Kanopy, who wins? Kanopy is an organization
that offers streaming videos at libraries and schools.
Captions? Yes. Netflix also offers captions, but it is
suspected that it is in USA but not really that so
in other nations. Kanopy is free, but they have rules
that subscribers must follow. There was a story of
the Alexandria (Virginia) library system that has
Kanopy video captions.

 

 

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

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

09/02/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 03 September 2018

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 3, 2018

 

— National Television and Radio Broadcaster tells a lie

RTE, which is broadcasts TV and radio programs, told
a lie. They said the reason why there is no Irish
Sign Language broadcast of the national anthem during
a national sporting event is because they cannot find
a sign language person! Does DeafDigest believe it?
No! A picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/do-not-trust-a-liar/

 

— struggles of a deaf dancer

A deaf dancer said it is a struggle to keep up
with hearing dancers while on stage giving
a performance. Hearing dancers listen for
music to know their next steps, while
deaf dancers must depend on her own eyes.
If she watches hearing dancers to make
their moves, then the audience would know
something is wrong!

 

— social media replaces pen and paper

More deaf people rely on social media to
communicate with the hearing. Would it
mean that pen and paper is old fashioned?

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— fund raising letter sent to a deaf person
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DeafDigest – 02 September 2018

DeafDigest Gold – September 2, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
For the past 20 years the deaf people of Malaysia
have been fighting to protect their own
Malaysian Sign Language. It was reported in
a newspaper story.
How do sign for the below word?
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
This not a joke. A team of NTID is coming
up with signs for these hard-to-spell and
hard-to-understand and never-used words!
150 deaf people in Kenya were given equipment
to help them launch their own self-employed
businesses – ie lawn mowers, water pumps,
kitchen utensils, sewing machines.
The United Nations Development Program
made these donations.
A worry among attorneys that work with
defendants is the boom of lawsuits on
non-captioned videos filed by the deaf.
This point was raised in a law
publication.
EEOC has filed a lawsuit against Cracker
Barrel Old Country Store near Baltimore
for discriminating against a job applicant
who is deaf.
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ALLAUDET IN A TV SERIES DVD
    There is a new DVD for sale. It is about a past
TV series which partly involves Gallaudet.
    Gallaudet? Yes, but not of Gallaudet University,
but of actor John Gallaudet.
    This actor was playing a role as a judge in several
Perry Mason TV series that is in the new DVD.
    Was John Gallaudet related to the famous Gallaudet
family tree?
    Yes, but distant – into several generations. Even
one member of the Gallaudet family tree said he has
never met John in person before he died.
    In that TV series, Perry always won and the Gallaudet
actor (as Perry Mason’s judge) always lost when challenging
Mason in arguments over court room procedures.
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ASL AND VSL
    Our American Sign Language is a complete language.
We have signs for most words in the dictionary.
    Some countries have limited sign language vocabulary.
The VSL (Vietnamese Sign Language) is limited. For their
interpreters it was hard for them to sign some words
because there is none in the VSL dictionary.
    We should realize we are fortunate to have a complete
sign language.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
We have newlyweds in our house, living here until the right
time to move on to their own place.
Our son-in-law has been very generous helping with outdoor chores!
I think he enjoys the chainsaw the most!
Anyway, he has done a great job sprucing up the property.
However, for me being DeafBlind, he leaves tripping hazards!
I trip over things that he has left around.
He needs to be educated about putting things away or he will
find me covered with black and blues and purples and yellows!
I need to get used to the new landscape to avoid any more
scratches and bruises.
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 – 02 September 2018

DeafDigest Blue – September 2, 2018
Blue Edition
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
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Dedication
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Gerald
Burstein, Riverside, CA that departed us.
Better known as Bummy, he was a legend, a man
of many skills and talents over the years.
His long list of accomplishments would not do
justice to him, simply known as the Legend!
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Top stories about the deaf:
First-year medical students at the University of Rochester
are learning about deaf culture. This is part of a new
plan to help new doctors relate to deaf patients.
The College of Southern Nevada has welcomed its first
group of sign language and interpreting students.
Deaf people of Ireland are upset over poor TV coverage
of National Anthem in sign language during a big
national athletic event and of the Pope’s visit.
The Montgomery County Public Libraries (suburb of
Washington, DC) is working with the Maryland
State Library to gather feedback from the
deaf community to set up a web site on
Deaf Culture Digital Library. Hope it all works
out because the Metro Washington Deaf Community
is pretty much scattered.
In an interview published in the Parade pull out
section, Marlee Matlin said there are so many
different terms that describe the deaf –
hearing impaired, hard of hearing, hearing loss.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A JOB INTERVIEW
    This is a true story. DeafDigest will not mention
the person’s name or location to save that person
embarrassment.
    This deaf person applied for a job at an agency
serving the deaf. That deaf person is skilled in
signing ASL, and also skilled in understanding ASL.
    That person did not get the job. Why? Because
he required CART services during the interview.
    It was an insult to the interview panel because
there already was an interpreter.
    So, if you are looking for a job, just be careful
with requesting accommodations to make sure it is
appropriate.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend was introducing his friend to a deaf man
The deaf person thought the hearing friend said:
This is Ape
The hearing person actually said:
This is Abe
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A DEAF CHARACTER IN A COMIC BOOK MOVIE
    When we watch comic book movies, we must realize
that all of these characters are hearing.
    But we had one deaf character in a movie about
10 years ago.
    It was Maya Lopez, who played a deaf character
named Echo who fought bad people.
    The movie was based on a Marvel Comics series.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
It is the beginning of a new school year, and many CART captioners are
beginning new assignments. Some students are using CART for the very first
time.
Once again, “CART” stands for “Communication Access Realtime Translation.”
Many students and professors will be curious about this service. If a
student is comfortable disclosing his or her use of CART to the rest of
the class, it is an opportunity to explain what CART is to people who have
never seen CART.
Before using CART in the classroom, everyone involved should have a solid
understanding of what will take place. These are a couple questions that
need to be answered: Will I be using remote CART or onsite CART? Will I be
provided note files of the classes by the CART captioner?
Before the school year begins, it is sometimes a good idea to have someone
from the disabilities services office, the CART captioner, and the user of
CART services sit down and discuss everyone’s expectations.
The disabilities services office will expect the user to notify the CART
captioner promptly if the user is not able to attend class for some
reason. The user will expect the CART captioner to show up on time and
ready to provide services.
CART users should realize that the CART captioners will be blocking out
the time periods for their classes for the entire semester. If a CART user
cancels the captioner’s services by deciding he or she no longer needs
services or by dropping a class, the CART captioner may have already
turned down other assignments and may be losing that income.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    The Heritage Foundation is a think tank. Is this
foundation sensitive to the needs of the disabled, the
deaf included?
    Heritage has opposed the ADA amendments for
conservative reasons of their own.
    They are saying workplace fairness for the
disabled and the deaf is too expensive. Heritage,
by the way, has historically opposed the ADA
from Day One.
    Anyway, they are vigorously fighting the
ADA amendments right now.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to McCay Vernon,
not deaf, who founded the Deaf Graduate programs at
Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College).
He did not just teach classes but reached out,
making deaf-related contributions in Psychology,
Mental Health, Counseling and other areas. A
colleague said he was the first person to really
start pushing for Civil Rights for Deaf people
(hint – many years BEFORE we dared to think of ADA).
People came to him for advice and counsel and he has
steered many of them towards successful deaf-related
careers. He always made deaf people feel good about
themselves. As a matter of appropriate timing, he
passed away on the day of the 50th anniversary of
Martin Luther King, Jr.!
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