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DeafDigest – 31 January 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 31, 2019

— to trust or not trust statistics

A deaf journal said we have 10,000,000 Americans
that are deaf or hard of hearing. And that one
million of them use ASL as their #1 language.
This is an estimate, not a fact. Do we believe
in estimates?

 

— Mr. Deaf Taco

Marcus Bryant, who is deaf, operates his own
taco business in Mesa, Arizona. The business
is called “Chef Marcus’s Kitchen Tacolicious
and Catering Business.” One can taste his
tacos at gatherings – streets, private parties
and neighborhood events. These tacos vary with
a long list of interesting menu choices.
When not busy with tacos, he works as a
chef in a nearby country resort.

 

— a pole and a sign in a supermarket

Sainsbury is a big supermarket chain in
Great Britain. One of their supermarkets
would provide deaf customers with a pole
and sign that they could stick into their
shopping carts. The sign asks for assistance.
The idea is that when managers and customer
service representatives see the sign, they
know the deaf customer needs assistance
– such as looking for a horseradish
jar but not able to find it in the frozen
foods section!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 30 January 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 30, 2019

 

— law and regulations

The ADA was signed into law in 1990, but it did not
become immediately effective. Regulations had to be
written first. These regulations were finally
written in 1991. DeafDigest is mentioning this
because in Nigeria, the Disability Law was passed
few weeks ago, yet this law is useless because of
lack of written regulations. So far, no government
officials seem ready to write these regulations!

 

— the cop and the app

All police officers in New York City will carry
a Skype-like app on their smartphones. That
app will ask for sign language interpreters
in case they need to communicate with the deaf.
Just hope it all works out. There are always
crashes, downtimes, glitches and technical
difficulties. And hopefully these cops will
realize that not every deaf person uses
sign language.

 

— a new but confusing New York state law

New York State has a new law that requires
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) tests on all babies
that are found to be deaf. Cytomegalovirus
can be serious because it may lead to health
problems, liver issues and kidney issues.
Anyway, the state has not yet given
instructions to all hospitals on how to
deal with these CMV tests.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 29 January 2019

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— thinking English or thinking ASL

A posting in on a science web site asked this
question:

What language do deaf people think in?

There were responses; those that use ASL would think
in ASL; those that don’t use ASL think in English.
These responses are pretty much correct.

 

— lawsuit filed against Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports enjoys a great repuation for
being neutral when evaluating different
products. It, however, did not prevent
lawsuit being filed – for not providing
captions on its videos!

 

— yet another deaf-hearing airport squabble

Two deaf people got into a squabble with the Delta
people at the airport in Detroit. This is not the
first time Delta found itself in trouble. Not sure
how it happened? Lack of communications or
something else? Always two versions of an
incident, with fingers pointing at each other.
One thing is for sure – an angry agent dealing
with an angry passenger may possibly lead to
something ugly!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 28 January 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 28, 2019

— NASA’s deaf engineers

A magazine story said that Johanna Lucht was hired
in 2017 as NASA’s first deaf engineer. This is not
true. NASA, over the years, has had several deaf
engineers. In fact, DeafDigest’s first webmaster
years ago, was a retired NASA engineer. He said there
was another deaf engineer working in the same buiilding
with him, but in different departments.

 

— a fact or an excuse

A while back, movie director John Leonetti
cast a hearing actress instead of a deaf actress
for a deaf role. He said the hearing actress
signs perfectly and knows what it feels to be
deaf. A fact or an excuse? DeafDigest says
it is an excuse.

 

— hearing poker player vs deaf poker player

Alisha Wormald, an Australian deaf woman, is
a poker champion. She was asked for the difference
between playing against hearing poker players
and deaf poker players. She said the deaf
players pick up body language better than
hearing players – reading these body movements
and facial movements, etc!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 27 January 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
Indiana Association of the Deaf is raising
the issue that the deaf community has no
communication access with the state Capitol.
Astrophysicist Jason Nordhaus, who is not deaf,
will be working with a group of deaf students
interested in the astronomy. This project has
been funded by the NASA/Space Telescope Science
Institute.
Franklin County (Ohio) 911 dispatch officials said
that while 911-text is possible, voice calls are
still the best!
Nigeria passed their own “ADA” which is called
Disability Law.
Irish Deaf Society, lacking government funding,
may be forced to close. It is akin to USA’s
National Association of the Deaf.
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ATTITUDE OF AUDIOLOGISTS
    We have many audiologists that are good and
respect their deaf patients.
    We also have some audiologists that have bad
attitude and treat deaf patients badly!
    A subscriber told DeafDigest editor that he went
to seven different audiologists and all of them
had bad attitudes.
    Hard to believe!
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ACTING IS DANGEROUS
    Is acting more dangerous than football? Many deaf actors
go to hospitals because of broken foot, leg infection,
bad shoulder, muscle pulls, etc.
    Said a former deaf actor:
our deaf actors visit hospital emergency rooms often
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Many people stay indoors during the winter.
Finding activities that are accessible for people
who are DeafBlind can be challenging.
Reading books may be a possibility.  There are
several options for accessible reading.
Check your State’s library.  Chances are that they
have books for you in large print, Braille or audiobook form.
Also you can join BookShare.  As a member, you can get books via email.
You can read them on computer, iPhone or iPad.
Other books can be download from iBook.  You can adjust zoom
to read at your comfort level.
You can use your own Braille display to read iBooks as well.
Winter is good for reading!
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 – 27 January 2019

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This just in:
When the FBI raided the home of Roger Stone to arrest
him in the early morning hours, his wife was scared
and confused. The newspapers said she was deaf. Do not
know the extent of her deafness – deaf but functioned
as hearing, or was late deafened or deaf all her life
but not knowing ASL?
Top stories about the deaf:
Some deaf people say that deafness is not a disability;
they point out to ASL, video chats, texting, captions
and interpreters. Well, what about underemployment
and unemployment?
Canadian telecom carriers have produced videos
to help the deaf understand rules and procedures.
A newspaper story was titled:
The strange cases of healthy people who want to be disabled
This includes hearing people that would deliberately
make themselves deaf!
Foreign language programs are being dropped at many
colleges because of budgetary concerns. One such
program not being dropped but seeing an increase
is the ASL programs!
The Dublin City University (Ireland) will be training
the deaf to become teachers of the deaf.
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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 – 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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CLEAR HANDWRITING IS IMPORTANT
    A deaf man, with sloppy handwriting, went to a
restaurant. He wrote down his order. The waitress
could not believe it, and asked the deaf man if
the order was right.
    The stubborn deaf man said his order was
right.
    The waitress then delivered 8 milk shakes to
his table.
    8 milk shakes?  He wrote down “light milk shake”
but the waitress thought letter L was E and it
looked like “eight milk shake”.
    It is very important for a deaf person to have
clear handwriting!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend was introducing a new friend to a deaf person
The hearing friend said:
this is Bernardo Paez
The deaf person thought hearing person said:
this is Bernardo Baez
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DEAF PERSON AND HARD OF HEARING PERSON ON STREET
    DeafDigest editor was walking in downtown
Washington, DC, and was stopped by a stranger who
asked for directions.
    DeafDigest editor told the person he was deaf;
the stranger suddenly signed, saying he is
hard of hearing.
    The stranger wanted to know where the Audiology
Center building was. DeafDigest editor pointed to
the Audiology building in front of the stranger,
that he overlooked.
    Never know if a stranger coming to you is deaf.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
There are a few different methods that court reporters, broadcast
captioners, or CART captioners can use to create and build their main
dictionary and other job-related dictionaries that will be used in
translating the text. Some schools offer prebuilt personal dictionaries to
students, and some software companies offer dictionary building kits.
Captioners often spend countless hours going through lists of names and
unusual terminology in order to add those words and phrases to their
dictionaries.
Knowing what is in his or her dictionary is one of the most important
pieces of information that a captioner can possess. If a captioner can
anticipate how a word or phrase will translate when it is written, then
the translation will be more accurate.
If a captioner added the name “Norrell” to a dictionary, he or she might
have to be careful if a story discussed how the information was “neither
true nor relevant.” If the captioner did not think of another way to write
it, that might translate as the information being “neither true Norrell
vant.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Many deaf people love to drink Coca Colas, and
they continue to be healthy.
    But for one deaf woman in Sweden, she claims
her addiction to Coca Cola has ruined her health,
necessitating the need to seek treatment.
The court has approved her application to enroll
in a treatment center.
    That may be true that addiction to Coca
Cola could ruin a person’s health – but that
woman is claiming that her deafness is the
reason for her addiction!
    Do we believe it? You decide.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Confusion in India! The government has decided to
allow sign language interpreters on TV during
the Republic Day Parade. Yet, the government
minister of Information and Broadcasting would
not allow it.  Left hand not knowing what the
right hand is doing!
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DeafDigest – 25 January 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 25, 2019

— invisible interpreter or visible interpreter

Los Angeles interpreter Justin Maurer was the focus of
a newspaper story which was titled:

Interpreter became the reluctant face (and hands) of the
United Teachers Los Angeles strike

The story stressed that interpreters are supposed
to be visble but during the teachers’ strike he
became visible on the stage, drawing raves from
the deaf (and the hearing) in the audience.
It was a role that the interpreter felt somewhat
uncomfortable!

 

— museums help the deaf 6 different ways

When deaf people visit museums, there are six apps
that help them enjoy the tours. These apps are
for the zoos, nature centers, science centers,
history centers, the aquariums and the botanical
centers. One important app is missing – for the
art museums!

 

— Titans looking for a deaf actor

It is always great when a production company
is seeking a deaf actor and is announcing a
casting call. It is the DC superhero series
TITANS and they want a deaf actor.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 24 January 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 24, 2019

 

— these bad old Deaf days

During these bad old Deaf days, we used a Model 15 TTY
machine. The noise was so loud that it bothered hearing
people. A deaf person, who lived in an upper floor apartment,
was forced by his landlord to move to a first floor
apartment because of that noise. At least the landlord
did not kick him out of the apartment building.
That was before we had ADA.

 

— a big irony with actress that turned down deaf role

DeafDigest mentioned the other day that British actress
Jameela Jamil turned down a deaf role, saying it should
go to a deaf actress. There is an irony – a newspaper
story today said she “used” to be partially deaf!
What would that mean? She has a hidden CI or a hidden
hearing aid or had a non-CI operation that restored
her hearing?

 

— Deaf Cubs at the Cave

Over the past weekend, the Clerc national
deaf basketball tournament took place at
The Cave at California School for the Deaf.
The Cave? A new and huge gym whose facilities
are probably bigger than some of the college
gyms. Said an amazed athletic director –
huge gym with two full courts; main court
can seat nearly 1,000 people and gym
capacity can hold 2,500 people; a separate
wrestling room with bleachers and scoreboard;
huge weight room; huge training room; and most
important of all, plenty of office space for
administrators and coaches. Why the Cave? The
school mascot is Cubs.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 23 January 2019

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— UPS fails to throw out truck driving discrimination lawsuit

The UPS tried to throw out the lawsuit by a deaf employee
who wanted to drive trucks. The Minnesota judge said no;
as a result this case will go to trial.

 

— social media not accessible to the deaf

A surprise web posting said that social media is not
really accessible to the deaf. It pointed to the
Instagram as an example. It may look very accessible
to the deaf but actually it isn’t because the
Instagram “conversation” does not involve the deaf.
As a result, the deaf people are the last to know!

 

— deaf nurse voted the best in the region

April Ferguson, who is deaf, is a nurse with the
Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Ireland. Her
peers just voted her as the region’s best
nurse. She uses sign language with deaf patients.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 22 January 2019

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— only deaf person to be on FBI watch list

FBI, for many years, has a watch list – keeping
a watch on “dangerous” individuals. A dangerous
deaf person? Well, there was a posting today
that Hellen Keller, the world’s most famous
deaf-blind person, was on the FBI watch list.
Dangerous person? Not really, but FBI didn’t like
that she was a socialist, hated President
Woodrow Wilson, supported birth control and
helped establish American Civil Liberties Union.

 

 

— A Coda who didnt’ trust a hospital

A Coda, who is ASL interpreter, did not
trust a hospital when his deaf mother
was admitted for medical observation.
Instead of telling the doctors, the nurses
and th3 administrators of her deafness, he
took action. He simply posted a big sign
on the wall behind his mother’s bed. The
poster just said one word – deaf. It was
impossible for the hospital staff to ignore
that sign!

 

— closed captions very popular and very unpopular with hearing

Could closed captions be very popular and also unpopular
with the hearing? There was a posting today that said:

Captions have become more popular among television and movie
fans, even amongst those who are not deaf

 

If this is true, then why are we still fighting
the hearing people to have open captions in movie
houses?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 21 January 2019

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— overseas McDonalds more deaf friendly than USA

A deaf person who likes to travel said that McDonalds
overseas, especially in the Asian nations are deaf
friendly. There are kiosks that deaf customers could
press on icons for food they want to order. Not every
McDonalds in USA has that feature – and there are always
drive-in hassles!

 

— filmmaker lectures about captions

At a recent workshop for independent filmmakers
(hearing), a featured speaker, himself a filmmaker,
has explained the importance of captioning their
own short films, no matter how difficult the task is.

 

— door knock becomes text vibration

An inventor came up with something – a doorbell
device that converts door knocking to text message
(saying that someone is at the door). This is
new to DeafDigest editor.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 20 January 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
Chris Fonseca, who is deaf, has been wowing the British
TV audiences on the “The Greatest Dancer” program.
Nebraska state senator Sara Howard introduced
bill LB 248, which would change the wording
“hearing impaired” to “deaf and hard of hearing”
in state law books. Since the state has only
one house (unlike two houses in all other states)
it is now up to the governor sign the bill into law.
The deaf community staged a protest outside of the
Efata School For The Blind And Deaf in Zaire. A
staff member shouted the word “stupid” at someone
else, but not directed at the deaf. Yet, the deaf
people said the word was an insult anyway, hence
the reason for the protest.
Massachusetts dispatchers are now accepting
911 texts from the deaf community.
In South Australia, there will be a six-month
trial with the driverless shuttle. Inside the
shuttle is a sign language kiosk to help
deaf passengers? DeafDigest is concerned
about deaf passengers from other nations not
being able to use that kiosk!
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TEACHER SAW EVERYTHING
    A hearing teacher at a school for the deaf just
retired.
    He said he saw everything. What does he mean by
everything in his 40 year teaching career?
– oral
– total communication
– Signed English
– Simultaneous Communication
– Cued Speech
– CI
– Bi/Bi philosophy
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel®  Captioned Telephone!
CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller
says over the phone, letting you read everything that they say
– Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no monthly
fees or contracts required.
For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening
devices we offer, email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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OLD DEAF BOOKS AT OLD BOOKSTORES
    From time to time DeafDigest editor likes to go
to private bookstores (not Barnes & Noble or Borders)
to look for interesting used books to buy.
    And it is surprising to find deaf books at these
old bookstores.
    He bought a deaf sports book at Cooperstown, NY
bookstore, which is near the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Also an old AAAD basketball tournament program
book at a Los Angeles bookstore. And also Doug Bullard’s
novel – Islay at a Philadelphia bookstore.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Huge snowstorms are about to dump lots of snow on Northern
New England and the Midwest.
Up to 2 feet are expected in my area!  It is exciting for people
who ski or snowshoe.
For some it is concern.  Being DeafBlind we might have limited
access to transportation.
Even if we walk, it might be a hardship since our cane might not
give us enough information.
Friends, neighbors and family, please check on your DeafBlind friends.
Ensure that they are safe and have food and drinks on hand.
Enjoy the snow!
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 – 20 January 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
Zurich UK, a British financial services company,
has set up a video relay line to help accommodate
its deaf customers.
DeafDigest knows of some deaf people that went
through sudden-deafness syndrome. Also some
deaf people that cannot hear high frequency
sounds. And now this – a hearing woman suddenly
could not hear male voices but can hear female
voices. This is a first that DeafDigest has known of.
The Ruderman Family Foundation and Yale School of Drama
have become partners in a mission – to push the
deaf and the disabled into jobs in the entertainment
field.
Aaron Loggin will be singing Super Bowl National
Anthem in ASL. Same old question as with past
Super Bowls, will the TV screen include him or
cut him off?
Idaho insurance companies are now required to cover
hearing aid costs for deaf children. It was the
result of a rule change in the state.
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LEARNING ASL FOR A MOVIE ROLE
    A hearing actor won a role to play a deaf
character in a movie. He knew nothing about ASL.
    It took him 44 days of private ASL training
for him to use sign language in the movie.
    The movie itself took 11 days to finish. This
means a 4 to 1 ratio – 44 days of ASL classes for a
11-day movie!
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A hearing man was chatting with his deaf friend
about NCAA national championship football game.
The deaf person thought the hearing man said:
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The hearing man actually said:
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HOW TO PICK A COLLEGE?
    About 15 years ago, one deaf football star in a
public high school received a few football scholarship
offers.
    He had a hard time making a choice. Deaf students
in one college told him their interpreters were
lousy, but he knew he would play a lot if he
picked that college.
    Deaf students at the other college told him
interpreters were the best, but he knew he would
not play much if he picked that college.
    He decided to pick the second college because
it offered best interpreters.
    As a result, he played very little in four
seasons of football!
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Some people think that all broadcast captioners and CART captioners use
the same “code” when they write on their steno machines. However, that is
not true. Every captioner writes somewhat differently.
Even though there are some similarities to all styles of writing on a
steno machine, each captioner modifies his or her own steno theory. There
are a number of steno theories that have been taught by the different
court reporting/captioning schools.
As the captioner is taught steno theory, he or she is taught the basic
location of the keys on the keyboard and what combinations of letters to
use to make other letters. For example, in most steno theories, the
letters “TPH” when depressed with the left hand will be used to represent
the sound of the letter “N” at the beginning of a word.
After the captioner learns the basic theory, he or she will continue to
tweak their writing throughout their entire career. Even someone who has
been in the business for many years will find new ways to write certain
sounds, words, or phrases.
You can find forums on the internet where court reporters and captioners
share information about how they write, and new ideas and concepts can be
incorporated in all steno theories.
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will be merging this year. The involved schools
are Minnesota North Star Academy (high school)
and Metro Deaf School (preK-8). The combined
facility will be at 1471 Brewster St.
    DeafDigest is not sure if it is the first
time two separate schools for the deaf have
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by one more new nurse that is deaf. There was a big
newspaper story of Kimber Fink, Faith, NC who just
graduated from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences.
She was constantly told all throughout her life that
she cannot become a nurse because of her deafness.
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DeafDigest – 18 January 2019

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— hearing workplace rage directed at the deaf

What is hearing rage? A deaf man habitually spent
his lunch hour reading the newspapers at the library
at his workplace. Another deaf man habitually picked
out these free “self-help”, “advocacy” and “advice”
pamphlets and manuals from the agency human resources
magazine rack. These two deaf employees were
scolded by their supervisors for “abusing” their
work place privileges! Hearing rage? Yes!
Discrimination? Again, yes!

 

— newly elected official welcomes the deaf

Jonathan Michael Nez was inaugurated as the newest
president of the Navajo Nation. During his
speech, he thanked the Native American interpreters
and welcomed the deaf in in the audience to join and
work with him to improve the lives of fellow
Native Americans, both deaf and hearing!

 

— newspaper headline is very wrong

A newspaper headline today said:

Nyle DiMarco’s World Is Completely Silent

Completely silent? Nyle is well known for his
strong views, quotable in many worldwide
newspapers regarding rights and needs of
the deaf. Silent? No way!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 17 January 2019

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— fishy deaf births

Is it a fishy story? There was a story of two
CODA women wanting to have children. They found a
donor; the first born child was deaf. The second
born child was also deaf. Fishy or not fishy?
Or genetics skipping a generation?

 

— issue with deaf children used as interpreters

Is it child abuse if young deaf children are being
used as interpreters? This is an issue going on in
Great Britain. Years ago DeafDigest editor ordered
a burger and fries from a fast food place. The
sandwich maker said something that was very
unlipreadable. He was not willing to write it
down on paper or to point to something. He actually
was asking:

do you want ketchup?

A CODA child was in the group with DeafDigest
editor and she simply interpreted – you want ketchup
or not?

Child abuse???????

 

— Sign Language Bibles

There was a story today that said:

No sign language has a full Bible translation

Doesn’t matter what religion it is, the deaf do not
have these full sign language Bible translations.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 16 January 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 16, 2019

— The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk

How busy is the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk?
It averages 550 calls per day from the deaf and the
disabled, asking for assistance on these Microsoft
products and software.

 

— an unusual owner of a small town coffee cafe

Seth Hill, who owns the Tarot Cafe in Watertown, NY,
is somewhat unusual. One night every week he hosts
ASL lessons and it is open to the public. Purchase
of a cup of coffee is not required. How many business
owners would host these ASL classes on a weekly
basis? Not too many, DeafDigest thinks so.

 

— big time actress turns down a fake-deaf role

DeafDigest praises Jameela Jamil, a well known British
actress. She was offered a fake-deaf role in an upcoming
movie and turned it down. She said that this deaf role
should go to a more deserving deaf actress. Actors and
actresses, desperate for roles would accept any role.
Not Jameela Jamil!

 

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DeafDigest – 15 January 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 15, 2019

— many shelters do not have interpreters and counselors

Many shelters, that protect victims of domestic violence,
lack interpreters and qualified counselors. This is the reason
why these deaf victims leave these facilities, but still
looking around for other facilities that best serve their needs.

 

— patenting the sign language National Anthem

At big events, such as the Super Bowl, we have a deaf celebrity
doing the ASL version of the Star Spangled Banner. Could this
ASL version be patented and protected from these copyright
issues? A joke? Silly? Well, there is a bill going on in
Ireland to protect their sign language version of their
national anthem!

 

— 13th person in the jury room

There are few nations that allow interpreters
for deaf jurors. But many nations do not allow
these interpreters. Their reason is that the
13th person in the jury room is considered
an outsider and not part of the court
proceedings. It does not matter to them
that these interpreters are neutral and
not involved with the jury room discussions,
which can often be quite heated.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 14 January 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 14, 2019

 

— a vague business license

South Lake Tahoe, Nevada announced
that a business license was issued to
an individual. It said it was for

sign language

Sign language teacher or Sign Language
interpreter? Not all sign language teachers
are interpreters; not all sign language
interpreters are sign language teachers!

 

— many deaf owned businesses, no business directory?

There was a story about the state of Maryland having
these approximately 75 deaf-owned businesses. This is
great – just that there is no directory that lists
these deaf-owned businesses! Deaf people in Maryland,
as well as in these neigbhoring areas of Washington, DC
and Virginia would love to know if there are deaf
locksmiths, deaf car mechanics, deaf house painters,
deaf carpenters, deaf attorneys, deaf accountants
and so on.

 

— hated being followed by interpreters everywhere

A deaf woman, who enrolled at a hearing college years ago,
was always followed by interpreters everywhere she went –
no matter where – classrooms, dorms, athletic practices,
social events, etc. She hated it. As a result, she transferred
to Gallaudet. DeafDigest is mentioning it because there
was a story today of an Ivy League deaf freshamn student
being followed by two interpreters everywhere. He said he
likes being followed; will he continue to like it or
will he get tired of it?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 13 January 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
Hearing people that love coffee do not know sign
language. How were they able to order their coffee
from Deaf-In-Business, a cafe in Malaysia.
There is a huge sign in front of the counter
that shows different signs for Espresso, Cappuchino,
Cafe Latte, etc.
In Shillong, a region in India, a workshop took place
for district officers. It is “Accessible Election for
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing People.”
Deaf said that. Hearing said that. This incident
was in reference to the Dunkin’ Donuts shop in
Jacksonville, Illinois. The deaf said hearing
won’t communicate. The hearing said he
communicated but the deaf person wouldn’t
understand. The issue was an order for a
vanilla coffee. There are three varieties of
the coffee, and the hearing person wanted to
know which variety the deaf person wanted. It
went on back and forth. Hence this issue –
the hearing said that. The deaf said that.
Do hearing people in India listen to the deaf?
Well, there was a recent workshop where Miss Deaf
Asia, as the keynote speaker, gave advice to
100 hearing women interested in business careers.
Prosphen Okiemute, who is deaf, graduated from
University of Ibadan in Nigeria and is an
attorney. The university said this deaf attorney
is one of their most successful graduates.
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TWO DEAF HOUSES NEXT TO EACH OTHER
    Some time ago two deaf families lived in houses
next to each other. Both houses had side doors
that faced each other about 20 feet apart.
    When these deaf people from one house wanted
to communicate with someone from the other house,
they just stood in front of the windows of the side
doors and chatted in ASL without leaving their houses.
    Not any more, both families moved away.
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DR MARSTERS AND THE TTY MACHINE
    Dr. James Marsters, who died few weeks ago, was
written up in many hearing newspapers. They said
he was involved with the first TTY machine in 1964.
    Weitbrecht was already using his Radio Ham TTY
machine to communicate with other hearing Radio
Hams from 1940’s to 1960’s.
    Marsters and Weitbrecht did not know each
other before a friend introduced them. Marsters
was a frustrated dentist, not able to use voice
phone to communicate with his hearing patients.
    With Marsters’ encouragement, Weitbrecht
converted a Radio Ham modem to a Deaf TTY
modem in 1964.
    Marsters and another deaf partner founded a
company that manufactured Deaf TTY modems.
This company helped the Deaf TTY network grow
very fast.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I traveled to Colombia, South America for 12 days.
The country is much older than United States!
The sidewalks were difficult to navigate due to bricks
and cobble stones.
Many sidewalks were narrow with many street vendors trying
to sell their products.
Also some of the older buildings had wooden decor
exposed on the outside walls for me to crash into!
I told my wife that I brought the wrong white cane!
My other white cane has a special tip called “All Terrain”.
It would have allowed me to go through more smoothly than
getting stuck in between cracks!
Overall, it was an interesting and cultural experience for us.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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Top stories about the deaf:
The state of Oklahoma has proposed rules that
may affect the deaf that are in the need of
services. As a result, the state Department
of Rehabilitation Services and the Oklahoma
Rehabilitation Council will have open hearings
to get feedback from the deaf.
Shirley Pinto, who is deaf, may possibly
become the first deaf member of the Israeli
Knesset. Would she fight on behalf of the
deaf and the disabled, or would the violent
world of Israeli politics overwhelm her?
There was an announcement that said:
Football Hall of Fame adds deaf interpreters to tour
DeafDigest has a question – will these interpreters
understand football language (first down, touchdown,
tackling, blocking, audibles, etc)?
Or is the hall of fame going to hire certified interpreters
that are not football fans and consequently know nothing
about this sport?
Warren Schwab has departed us; he founded The Learning Center
for the Deaf in 1970 in Framingham, MA. This tiny
school has grown to become on the largest deaf programs
in the New England region.
Deaf Activists in Nigeria said that when the government
makes a policy decision to help the deaf, they are never
consulted in the first place.
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BE CAREFUL WITH A JOB INTERVIEW AT A SCHOOL
    Economy is bad; it is harder to find jobs. But
if you try hard you will find a job.
    The job interview is very important. You must be
careful of what you say during the interview.
    This is a true story. A deaf man was being
interviewed for a job at a residential school for
the deaf.
    During the interview, the deaf man told the
principal that he was thrilled about the possible
job.
    The principal asked why. The young man said:
my favorite college football team is in this state
    Of course, he did not get the job!
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A hearing friend was dining with a deaf friend
at a restaurant.
A third person just passed by their table.
The hearing person either said:
This is Jeff
or did he say:
This is chef
not wanting to make a big thing out of it,
the deaf person let it go, still not knowing
if it was Jeff or the chef!
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HEARING GESTURES; DEAF ASL
    Are Hearing Gestures same as our ASL?
  Do not know, but some time ago Linguists
  from University of Chicago researched these
  Hearing Gestures.
    DeafDigest is curious to see what these
  Chicago Linguists said about these gestures.
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Some people have asked about the captioning of songs and why broadcast
captioners and CART captioners sometimes do not caption song lyrics.
What Deaf and hard-of-hearing people may not realize is that even people
with normal hearing may have a very difficult time understanding song
lyrics. If a realtime captioner is not given the song lyrics in advance of
the captioning assignment, it may be very difficult to comprehend what is
being sung. Sometimes people may have heard a song hundreds of times and
still not be able to understand the lyrics.
Although my mother was not a captioner or court reporter, she had normal
hearing, and she would sometimes sing along to the radio. I will never
forget the day I heard her singing along with a Fifth Dimension song about
“The Angel Aquarius.” It should have been “The Age of Aquarius.”
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    A tale is going on and you will need to determine if
it is a fact or a fiction.
    A deaf-blind vendor operates a successful business,
selling hotdogs on a cart in a major city street
corner. The income he earned gave him a comfortable
lifestyle.
    His son went to college and in one of his classes
(economics) he learned from the professor that
our economy is due for a nose dive.
    Alarmed the son warned his deaf-blind father
that his hotdog sales will also nose dive because
of that bad economy.
    As a result, the hotdog business nose dived,
forcing the father to close up his stand.
    Question is – if the son kept his mouth shut,
would the father continue to think the business
was great? Or because negative thoughts entered
the father’s mind, his business nose dived?
    Good economy or bad economy, people will always
be hungry around lunch time and a $2.00 hot dog
is always a bargain!
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DeafDigest – 11 January 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 11, 2019

 

— a wheelchair basketball player that is deaf

from an email that came up today:

Hi Barry,

I have something that I thought you might be interested for your Deaf
Digest Sports website.

My son Kerwin Haake is a sophomore at Kentucky School for the Deaf
and plays for the Cincinnati Dragons wheelchair basketball team.▒
Their team is currently ranked #10 in the nation and is their leading
scorer averaging around 15 points/game. There are about 10-12
colleges in America that have college wheelchair basketball teams and
Kerwin is hoping to play for one of those colleges when he graduates.

I’m including a link to our team’s Facebook page (Kerwin is the
player wearing jersey #1) that has some pictures/video and another
link showing the national rankings. If you’re interested and need
more info, please let me know.

Thanks,
Mike Haake

 

 

— be careful if using iPhone to access banking accounts

A deaf woman used her iPhone to access her banking
accounts. Not only her money was wiped out by scammers
but the bank refused to help her. In other words, it
was bank’s hands off attitude. She had no idea how
the scammers were able to access her passwords.

 

— deaf who do not want to learn language

There was a posting about choice between
being blind or being deaf. A linguistics
professor asked his class:

What would your life be like if you had never
learned a language?

The professor said that without language
there is no quality of life even if the
person enjoys language-less life! 

 

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DeafDigest – 10 January 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 10, 2019

— these troubling Dunkin’ Donut incident versions

The bad incident at Dunkin’ Donuts should never have
happened. Did the hearing person at the drive in window
panic and “lock up” upon dealing with a deaf driver and
then going into panic mode? Did the deaf driver appear to
show provocation, rather subtly, goading the hearing
person into bad behavior? Or was it the case of two
wrongs not making a right? DeafDigest editor, over
the years, has dealt with many ugly incidents
(restaurants, pharmacies, supermarkets, etc) but
these never escalated into a 911 police situation.

 

— difficulty in finding jobs

There was a story of a deaf woman spending five
hours a day looking for jobs and having dealt with
1,000 rejections. Jobs are often not that easy
to find – but there may be some creative ways.
Examples are moving to another town where jobs
are easier to find; personal network where word
of job vacancies get around; making personal
contacts with some important people at conferences
and events; applying for these hard-to-fill jobs,
etc. DeafDigest just hopes that deaf woman would
eventually find a job.

 

— a strange fear during hearing tests

There are some people that have these hearing
test fears – that the audiologist would insert
a needle into the ear or that they would be
required to take off their clothes! A joke?
Well, this is what DeafDigest editor read in
a surprising post.

 

 

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— big insult posted on a tweet

Posted on a tweet today:

If someone calls a deaf person for help then the deaf person
would be helpless

 

Does DeafDigest editor like tweets? No.

 

 

— no flasher; not ADA violation

A law case took place in Virginia. A deaf man,
applying for a job as a shipyard pipefitter
was not hired. The employer said ability to
hear alarms is a job requirement. The court
sided with the employer. What is wrong with
the use of flashing devices in high-noise
work environment?

 

 

— “wrong, wrong signs” says Nyle DiMarco

Cassie, a speech pathologist, who was a contestant
on “The Bachelor” TV premiere, tried to teach
Colton Underwood some signs. She signed
you’re cute, rose, kiss. “Wrong, Wrong” said
Nyle, saying her use of signs was incorrect!
Use of wrong signs on national TV could be
quite embarrassing.

 

 

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— still deaf but function as hearing OR ex-deaf

Robert Peters was appointed by the Democrats to
finish the term of Attorney General-elect Kwame Raoul
in the Illinois Senate. Peters was born deaf, but
said that thanks to an operation at age of 8 he is
no longer deaf. The story did not elaborate any further.
If it was a CI, then he is still deaf when taking
off the CI. Or was it a non-CI operation that
completely restored his hearing?

 

— Chinese artificial intelligence app

Last year Chinese artificial intelligence
people came up with an app to help with
lip reading for the deaf. But there is
fear right now that this app would
be used to lip read every body for
their own spying purposes.

 

— Bumble on Super Bowl Day

Deaf dog Bumble, a Lab-chow chow mix, will
take part on the Super Bowl Day in the
Puppy Bowl 2019 contest. If you wish to
adopt that dog, it is too late, just
about all and every dogs have already
been taken to forever homes – before –
the program is aired!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 07 January 2019

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— a Silent Taxi for deaf drivers

Hyundai is coming up with “Silent Taxi” which
is supposed to help the deaf drivers know what
sounds are out there – police cars, fire trucks,
and ambulances. Would it help the deaf driver
if there is a sound inside the car, such as a
crying baby or a crying dog?

 

— QR Reader app used in a gym

QR Reader is an app that is supposed to help the deaf know
where they stand with their goals while going through
fitness drills in a gym. A gym owner in Little Rock,
Arkansas is using QR Reader as an easier way to
communicate with the deaf with their fitness goals.

 

— difference between Amazon USA and Amazon UK

“Bad Reputation” was a popular rock music shown
in USA (and in Great Britain) during the early
eighties. Joan Jett, not deaf, is an American who
spent her best musical years in Great Britain,
and she was a big part of Bad Reputation. There
are many deaf people that follow music. What
about captioned or subtitled music. The review
said:

Unfortunately there are no subtitles available

That DVD is being marketed by Amazon UK. Is it
saying that Amazon UK does not have to caption
but Amazon USA must caption?

 

 

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Top stories about the deaf:
The South Korean national assembly will pass a
bill to give rights and needs to the deaf.
Lorne Farovitch, a deaf graduate student at
translational biomedical sciences at the
University of Rochester, has a goal. He
wishes to convert science words into ASL.
An example is converting DNA into something
ASL that the deaf will understand.
Google has been working on Project Soli.
It is based on gestures to help improve
communications, basically among hearing
people. DeafDigest is hoping it would
evolve into a deaf-based version of
Project Soli. Hearing people understand
gestures better than sign language.
Fitness is My Sickness is a gym in the
San Diego area. This business wishes to
teach deaf participants to fully
participate in these exercises the same
as with their hearing peers.
A deaf student won a lottery in India to
be placed at an exclusive school. The
problem was that the school did not have
a deaf education teacher. As a result,
he lost the lottery as the pick was
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DISAGREEMENT WITH A SCHOOL DISTRICT
    Many parents of deaf children have disagreements
with the school district.
    An example would be that the parents want to send the
deaf child to a residential school but the district
wants the deaf child to go to a mainstreamed program.
    If you live in Virginia, you may be lucky. The
state Department of Education has mediation services.
    The parent and the district can go to mediation
and hopefully solve this disagreement issue.
    Does your home state have it? Maybe you may need
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DEAF RUDE TO OTHER DEAF
    An immature Gallaudet student was rude, insulting
deaf people older than he was. He repeatedly insulted
an older female student (who was married with a
family) who returned to Gallaudet to finish up
courses for her degree.
    That student, about to graduate, was looking
for jobs at deaf schools.  At one deaf school, the
husband of that deaf female student, was an
administrator.
    Needless to say, that rude Gallaudet student
didn’t get the job he was hoping for.
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Breakfast
I was frying eggs for breakfast.
I always use plenty of pepper on my eggs.
It just happened that my pepper mill was out of pepper corn!
So, I use already ground pepper in a can from McCormick.
I flipped one side open and it poured!
Oh, what a hot spicy breakfast I had!
Lesson learned! I need to feel the top before shaking!
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Steven A. Florio has been appointed Commissioner of
the  Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing. He replaces Heidi Reed.
Kate Ritchie, a British TV personality with the
Home and Away program, said she made it a
New Year’s resolution to learn sign language
even though there is no deafness in her family!
Advocates of the deaf in the Tampa Bay
(Florida) area said that while there have
been advances in services to the deaf,
it still has a long way to go.
What is the difference between a Deaf Laughter
and a Deaf Humor event? DeafDigest does not
know the difference, but the Miri Deaf Association
(Malaysia) just sponsored a Deaf Laughter event,
yes, using interpreters to make the hearing
audience laugh at these Deaf Antics.
A deaf student in a hearing-only private school
in Rhode Island won his case to be instructed by a
teacher of the deaf, instead of a teacher that
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WHO HELPED START THE REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF?
    The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) is the most
important organization in the Deaf Community. Without RID,
we are lost.
    Anyway RID was started in 1964 as a result of a workshop
to deal with interpreting issues.
    The person whose idea that helped start RID was Dr.
Edgar Lowell. He did not use sign language as he believed
in the oral education of the deaf, yet he is the
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WHAT IS AN EX-ORALIST?
is it a person that graduated from oral school but finally learned
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or
is it a person that always hid his signs at the oral school
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we begin 2019, it is the time of year when many people make New
Year’s resolutions. For some court reporters and realtime captioners,
their resolutions are to practice their steno writing so that they can
increase their speed and accuracy.
Some people look at captioners as if they were machines. They might think
that all realtime captioners write the same way. But that is not true.
Writing on a steno machine is a skill that must be developed and worked
at. You must practice it and stay in shape in the same way someone must
follow an exercise program for their body.
There are dictation drills and finger exercises that increase your
dexterity and speed. Students who are studying steno must learn to reduce
hesitation and increase their ability to concentrate for long periods of
time.
Just like people who exercise their body, people practicing on the steno
machine should keep a positive outlook and look to the future for the
goals they want to achieve. Above all else, they should try to make it fun
and something they enjoy doing, so that they will stick with their new
“exercise program” in the coming year.
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    Gesturing and signing are two completely different
things; both methods are not interchangeable.
    Yet, how important is gesturing in a classroom
setting? We are talking about hearing gesturing,
not deaf gesturing.
    Simply put, it says that hand gestures help the
hearing understand words from a new language.
    Big question is – is there a difference between
Hearing Gesture and Deaf Oral Gesturing?
    This is another issue good for another round
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DeafDigest – 04 January 2019

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— hearing mocks the deaf and was fired

An ugly incident took place at Taco Bell in
Kettering, Ohio. A deaf man drove up to the
window, handing the employee a written note
of his order. The employee refused to accept
the order, mocked the deaf driver and telephoned
the police on 911. The hearing employee was
immediately fired, but the damage was done
as the incident was taped on video and became
viral. The Taco Bell management is now asking for
sensitivity training sessions of its employees.

 

— Texas proposes a bill to improve the deafness wording

Rep. Mary González D-El Paso (Texas) has introduced
a bill to eliminate the wordings – hearing impaired,
audiologically impaired, etc and to replace these with
persons who are deaf or persons who are hard of hearing.
Won’t be surprised if this bill creates a furor in the
legislative body!

 

— pay for ASL course or get free ASL lessons

An adult deaf person wishes to learn ASL.
He is faced with two choices – pay to learn
ASL at a classroom or to get “free” ASL lessons
by going to a deaf social event as often as
possible to mingle with the deaf and hopefully
pick up their signs. Which choice is best?

 

 

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— reasons deaf do not watch open captioned movies

Moviehouse owners are often disappointed that their
once-a-week open captioned movies result in low
attendance by deaf people. What these owners do
not realize is that deaf people have jobs that
conflict with open captioning dates. And also
many see no point in driving 40-50 miles
from their homes to watch an open captioned
movie!

 

— A TV news network afraid of Deaf Crab theory

Deaf Crab theory is same as crabs attacking each
other in the water tank. When a deaf group attacks
another deaf group, it is the Deaf Crab theory.
Anyway, Sky News, a British TV news netwirk tried
an experiment with BSL signed news and had to
drop it after receiving thousands of complaints
from the deaf that don’t use sign language!

 

— deaf man arrested for gesturing

A deaf man was arrested for gesturing his deafness
by pointing to his ear. The police arrested
him, thinking his gesture was a sign of disrespect.
The police department was not too happy about the
arrest and publicly scolded these arresting officers.
It did not happen in USA, but in India!

 

 

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— president’s wife uses sign language to give speech

The wife of new Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro gave her
speech in sign language. It lasted for about
five minutes. Let’s hoping that the wife’s influence
with the husband would lead to much better services
for the deaf of Brazil.

 

— a fear among police officers

There may be some deaf people legally licensed to own firearms.
State laws vary regarding firearms, but anyway what if a
police officer confronts a deaf person that is in possession
of legal firearms? Scary!

 

— opposing attorney ignores defendant’s deafness

It took place in California according to a posting.
A deaf defendant tried to tell the opposing attorney
of his deafness. It only made the opposing attorney
shout louder during cross examination! It is hard
to believe because the courts are supposed to
accommodate all types of hearing losses (interpreters
and/or CART).

 

 

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— a relay trend

In the past the relay trend was use of TTY machines to
communicate with relay operators. Times have changed.
More hard of hearing people use CapTel to communicate
with the relay services.

 

— A small California city misses a deaf person

Monrovia, California is a small city of some 36,000
residents. People watching TV programs do not realize
that shows, movies and commercials are taken in that
city. Anyway Charlotte Schamadan, a deaf woman, who
just departed us, has been one of the major reasons
for the success of that city. For nearly 40 years
she helped with the city election campaigns,
the city cultural committee, brought money to
fund a new city library and to fix up the
city high school, plus serving as presidents of
several civic organizations. Did she help the
deaf? The obit said nothing about the deaf, except
that she was deaf herself.

 

— a shocker in the 1950’s

The principal of a school for the deaf, during the 1950’s
pushed the students’ parents to have their deaf children
go through operations so that they cannot have children
if they marry. It took place in Japan and it has become
a national embarrassment.

 

 

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