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Posts published in February 2019

DeafDigest – 28 February 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 28, 2019

— a powerful comment by an advocate

An advocate said that ADA itself is powerful, but
it does not help deaf people in social situations
(without interpreters) with hearing people. Examples
are private hearing/deaf parties; hearing/deaf
gatherings at restaurants; hearing/deaf family
dinner table, etc.

 

— basketball referee orders interpreter to get out

In a recent basketball game in Indiana, a hearing team
has a deaf player. The interpreter was always with
the deaf player – during practices and games.
But in one recent game, the referee told the
interpreter to get out and cannot interpret
at all. The Indiana High School Athletic Association
isn’t too happy about it and said it will
investigate the situation.

 

 

— police offers deaf 6 different choices

The police department in a small New Jersey
town has a card that would show deaf drivers
their choice of six different options –
Interpreter or texting or writing or
lip reading or no-lipreading or assistive
listening device – all during traffic stops.
Six different choices, yes, but the seventh
choice is overlooked – Certified Deaf Interpreter.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 27 February 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 27, 2019

 

 

— saluting an Educator of the Deaf that departed us

Larry Hawkins has departed us. He served as the
superintendent of the Oklahoma School for the Deaf,
and before that, served the deaf community for so
many years in different capacities.

 

 

— an interesting newspaper headline

Today, a newspaper headline said:
Non-hearing Lee student pursues deaf ministry

What is the difference between non-hearing
and deaf? No difference but to mention both
phrases in the same headline is something
unusual and interesting.

 

 

— 24 important signs for first responders

24 different signs were identified as very
important for first responders to ask the
deaf during emergency situations. An
example is – where is your pain? There are
two concerns – that not every deaf person
knows signs and also not every first responders
would remember these 24 signs if they’ve never
used it previously.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 26 February 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 26, 2019

— prison officers yelling at deaf inmates

One of the reasons why the federal judge in
Michigan said that the Michigan Department of
Corrections violated ADA regulations was
that prison officers were often yelling at
deaf inmates. Just yelling; no interpreters,
no gestures, no notetaking, etc.

— a famed Deaf Education program suspended

For years Western Maryland College (now McDaniel
College) trained many graduate students to
become teachers of the deaf. No more. This
program has been suspended. Many people are
not too happy about it. Keep in mind
that this program has been in decline in
past years because of competing on-line
programs and decreasing interest among
young people in becoming teachers.

 

— radio captions explained

A posting today explained what radio captions
is all about. A demonstration will be given
at a big event in Las Vegas soon. Anyway,
these radio captions show up in a browser
or an app site, telling us what the
radio is saying. Is it something that will
be popular in the deaf community because
we like to watch captions on the screen.
We are not used to reading captions all
by itself.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 February 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 25, 2019

— an organization we do not have

In Myanamar (Burma) there is an organization
called Deaf Chefs Organization. In USA we have
a good number of deaf chefs but there is no
organization serving them. Keep in mind
DeafDigest ran a story few days ago on the deaf
Weiss chefs in the Los Angeles/Southern California
area.

 

 

— an interpreter that fainted on stage

A sign language interpreter fainted on the stage.
It was a hot day, and heat was the cause of her
collapse. Yes, it caused panic among the deaf
people in the audience. It took place in
Zimbabwe. Fortunately, the interpreter
recovered with no ill effects.

 

 

— biggest workplace problem

What is the biggest problem facing the deaf
at a workplace? According to human resources
people, it is just one word:

isolation

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 February 2019

DeafDigest Gold – February 24, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
Do computers understand sign language accents
and dialects? This was the issue brought up
by technology writers.
Stephanie Grover, who is deaf, will climb 56
floors in a Denver building, to help raise
funds to fight cancer, honoring her father
who passed away.
Just about everyone knows sign language in
Bengkala, a tiny village in Indonesia.
This town was featured in a BBC News program.
A deaf 10-month child is part of a study
that Ontario physicians are trying to learn
more about the deaf.
A deaf student ran away from a deaf school
in California. To locate him, the police
used a drone and it helped.
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MEDIA CREW OPENINGS – DEAFLYMPICS, Dec 2019
Deaflympics Winter Games Valtellina & Valchiavenna, Italy 12-21 December
2019
H3 World TV is seeking people to serve on its upcoming daily SportsDeaf TV
news coverage of Deaflympics Winter Games.
We are seeking writers, signers, and TV media/production people with passion
and experience in media, writing, social media, and knowledge of deaf sports
for pre/during/post production of international daily TV bulletins:
— Producer – Coordinate, manage and support all members of production
team, direct all SportsDeaf special coverage of Deaflympics, manage
equipment, and ownership of captioning process.
— Signer/Writer – Research, compile, interview, write, report and present
news stories in front of video camera and captioning transcripts. Must be
experienced in International Sign.
— Signer/Publicist – Research, compile, interview, write, report and
presents news stories in front of video camera, and coordinate all
advance, on-site and post-event social media activities. Must be
experienced in International Sign.
— Videographer/Video Editor – filming, editing, captioning, art director
and file uploading.
— Videographer/Video Editor – filming, editing, animation and technical
support
— Writer/Production Assistant – research, compile, write stories and merge
caption transcripts and photography.
We consider candidates from anywhere in the world. English knowledge for
email communication is preferred.
Timetable Project is done in two phases: 1) Intensive pre-production work
begins immediately and continues until end of event, and 2) travel to work
in Italy in December 2019. All crew members report to Producer and must
meet deadlines. Completion of all pre-production work assigned by Producer
during Phase 1 is requirement to Phase 2.
All positions pay stipends in CAD currency, internships or meet specific
academic or community service requirements. For all crew members in Phase
2, we cover costs of travel to Italy, on-site transportation between
venues, shared accommodations and per diems.
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A DEAF TAXI DRIVER
    Could a deaf person drive a taxi cab? DeafDigest, some years
back, brought it up, and one subscriber, who requested
anonymity, said he drove taxi cabs for a short while before
giving it up.
    DeafDigest editor was reading a book – and there was a
story of a deaf taxi driver in Mexico. In fact, he owned his
own taxi cab.
    One obvious question is – how does he communicate with his
passengers that needed to be driven to their destinations?
    Very simple – he would hand over the pad and pen and
ask them to write down their destinations. Not a problem
in almost all of the cases, he said.
note:
this video is obsolete, but it is good to know what
went on in the past with few deaf taxi cab drivers.
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THE ANGRY FACE?
    Deaf people always look at hearing people’s
faces for their expressions.
    Are they happy? Are they sad? Are they
angry? Etc.
    If a hearing person’s face shows anger, then
deaf person must decide why he is angry.
    Is he angry about dealing with a deaf person
or is he always angry at everybody?
    If he is always angry at everybody, then
deafness has nothing to do with it. But if he is
angry at the deaf person, then it is an issue.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Bright sunshine outdoors requires me to have good sunglasses
with side shields.
In the winter, the sun brightens up the snow covered outdoors
even more, when
I am outside for long periods of time for activities like
shoveling snow, snowshoeing etc.
Coming indoor the whole place is so dark for long periods of time!
My family gets confused when I see nothing at all!
The sun does help me in some ways when snowshoeing alone.
The path made by other snowshoeing folks helps me follow
the tracks.
The tracks provide shadows from sun so this helps me a bit.
Without the sun, I would trek aimlessly and perhaps not
make my way home!
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 – 25 February 2019

DeafDigest Blue – February 24, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
The Grand Island police (Nebraska) is trying to
set up a registry of deaf residents that live
in the city. In case of emergencies the
police would know who the deaf residents are.
There has been an upsurge in ADA lawsuits against
art schools for not giving accommodations to
art students that are deaf. It said the lawsuits
increased because of the White House not wanting
to draw up compliance guidelines.
Luxembourg is one of the smallest nations in the
world – and on an annual average, six deaf babies
are born every year, according to a newspaper story.
The KwaZulu-Natal Blind and Deaf Society in
South Africa is broke. A high level employee
embezzled the society funds.
The Center for Hearing and Speech and Texas Childrens
Center are working together to help improve hearing
service among deaf babies.
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MEDIA CREW OPENINGS – DEAFLYMPICS, Dec 2019
Deaflympics Winter Games Valtellina & Valchiavenna, Italy 12-21 December
2019
H3 World TV is seeking people to serve on its upcoming daily SportsDeaf TV
news coverage of Deaflympics Winter Games.
We are seeking writers, signers, and TV media/production people with passion
and experience in media, writing, social media, and knowledge of deaf sports
for pre/during/post production of international daily TV bulletins:
— Producer – Coordinate, manage and support all members of production
team, direct all SportsDeaf special coverage of Deaflympics, manage
equipment, and ownership of captioning process.
— Signer/Writer – Research, compile, interview, write, report and present
news stories in front of video camera and captioning transcripts. Must be
experienced in International Sign.
— Signer/Publicist – Research, compile, interview, write, report and
presents news stories in front of video camera, and coordinate all
advance, on-site and post-event social media activities. Must be
experienced in International Sign.
— Videographer/Video Editor – filming, editing, captioning, art director
and file uploading.
— Videographer/Video Editor – filming, editing, animation and technical
support
— Writer/Production Assistant – research, compile, write stories and merge
caption transcripts and photography.
We consider candidates from anywhere in the world. English knowledge for
email communication is preferred.
Timetable Project is done in two phases: 1) Intensive pre-production work
begins immediately and continues until end of event, and 2) travel to work
in Italy in December 2019. All crew members report to Producer and must
meet deadlines. Completion of all pre-production work assigned by Producer
during Phase 1 is requirement to Phase 2.
All positions pay stipends in CAD currency, internships or meet specific
academic or community service requirements. For all crew members in Phase
2, we cover costs of travel to Italy, on-site transportation between
venues, shared accommodations and per diems.
Positions on the team will be filled on ongoing basis. Submit application
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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 V/TTY
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive
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ILLEGAL DRUG AND DEAFNESS
  Opium, marijuana and heroin are illegal drugs. Yet, many
years ago, some doctors thought some of these illegal drugs
could help cure deafness!
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Lip reading tale
The General Motors CEO is Mary Barra.
Try lipreading that name.
Mary Mary
or
Barry Barry
or
Mary Barry
or
Barry Mary
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IMPORTANT HEARING PERSON IN MISSOURI
  About 10 years ago Missouri was broke. The
state government employees were told they could
not get Blackberry pagers.
  There was just one exception – the director of
Deaf Services for the Department of Mental Health
was allowed to have a Blackberry pager!
  Why? So, deaf patients that need counseling
could email the director!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Although the basic keyboard layout of a steno machine has not changed in
this new digital age, there are many features about newer steno machines
that have changed.
Just as we have gone from manual to electric typewriters to computer
keyboards, there also have been changes in the stroke depth, tension
adjustments, and keyboard pressure for steno machines.
With older steno machines, the keys had to be depressed hard enough and
deep enough so that the keys would make contact with a ribbon that would
leave an ink imprint on the steno paper. Now there are new steno machines
where keys can barely be touched, and they still will make contact to
record the steno strokes.
The touch of a steno keyboard is still a very personal preference. Some
court reporters and captioners prefer longer, deeper strokes, while others
like a very light touch. Some steno machines are highly adjustable and can
adapt to both long and short strokes, while others have now eliminated
much of the up and down movement of the keys and require very little
pressure on the keyboard.
When purchasing a new steno machine, one of the main things that court
reporters or captioners consider is how the touch feels to them. Another
factor can be the cost. Top-of-the-line steno machines now can cost more
than $5,000
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
  Curtis Pride, who spent 11 seasons in the majors,
made his baseball coaching debut at Gallaudet
University. It was a success as he sweated out
a thrilling 10-8 win over Penn State-Berks, the
team that clobbered Gallaudet 22-10 last season.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
A hearing man was teasing his deaf friend in Key West,
Florida. A tourist, seeing it all and not realizing
the teased person was deaf, got angry and punched the
hearing man! For that he was arrested by the police.
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DeafDigest – 22 February 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 22, 2019

— deaf chef in a new documentary film

Darren Weiss, a deaf chef with the Chelsea’s in
Hermosa Beach, CA, will be featured in a
new documentary film. This is a great honor.
Just a warning; do not confuse him with
another deaf chef with the same last name,
Jonathan Weiss, that lives in the same
Southern California area. They are not
related to each other, but know each
other professionally.

 

 

— attorneys encouraging deaf to help them

A group of attorneys have been very much aware
that many deaf clients have language issues,
and are now getting advice from them.
Why not CDI? Well, these attorneys are
in Ireland.

 

— duty of deaf person with NASA

Johanna Lucht, who is deaf, has an important
job with the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
in Los Angeles. She watches the data on the
computer and shares the results with the staff.
She is probably the first deaf NASA engineer
to work at a flight control center. The NASA
has had other deaf engineers but never in
the flight control center.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 21 February 2019

— that airline attitude

It was widely written up in the newspapers
that Nyle DiMarco, who is physically fit,
was given a wheelchair because of his deafness.
It was written up today in another story
that the United Airlines’ attitude was this:

ooh, a deaf person, give him a wheelchair

— refusing to go to barber for a reason

Jonathan Brostoff, not deaf, is a legislator in
Wisconsin Assembly. He will not go to the barber
until the assembly passes a bill to hire more
ASL interpreters. His interest in deaf? He
worked for past Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) years
ago and made friends with two deaf interns
on the Hill and learned ASL from them.

— finally fired a racist employee

A deaf man and his hearing cousin went to a
pizza place to order a pizza. They then waited
for their order and picked it up. On the receipt,
it identified the deaf man with an inappropriate
word. The deaf man protested it with the manager
and was told the employee could not be fired
because there was no one else in the shop to
replace him. Few hours later the management
learned about the incident and immediately
fired the employee!

Note: There were no DeafDigest editions for the past
two days because of the upgrade to a new server. Thank
you for bearing with DeafDigest.

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DeafDigest – 18 February 2019

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— public service announcement to help police officers

The Center for Public Television is setting up a new
public service announcement – for police officers
to teach them how to deal with the deaf. Hope this
helps.

 

— a powerful person in Congress and the deaf

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful
person in Congress. She has a deaf person on
her staff – Michael Tecklenburg. He advises
her on legal and policy issues. This leads to
a question – has Pelosi, because of her deaf
staffer, has done anything to help the deaf
in any way?

 

— Internet Movie Database ranks #1 movie

“A Quiet Place” has been ranked by the
Internet Movie Database as the #1 horror
movie. The leading character is
Millicent Simmonds, a deaf actress who
plays the role of a deaf child.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 17 February 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, in India,
has trained doctors on how to certify deaf patients
as deaf so that they can be eligible for disability
benefits.
Connell Crooms, who is deaf, is running for a seat on
the Jacksonville City Council (Florida). A newspaper
story said he only has $3,000 in campaign funds.
meaning he has to carefully watch his money.
Do human sign language experts suppress Chimp
Sign Language, insisting that chimps follow
human sign language rules? Yes, according to
a study conducted in Ireland!
The  Westgate Centre in London will be the
scene of a sign language flash mob that will
do a signed song. This is part of the Deaf
Awareness Week.
One of the honorees of The 2019 Great Ohioan
honors is Dummy Hoy, the famed 19th century
major league baseball player.
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GA ? TC ?
    This is a true story that happened many years ago.
A hearing person was hired to work at a deaf service
agency.
    He got his first TTY call, but no one explained to
him what GA or SK meant. He did not know what GA
meant. This new employee thought GA was the abbreviation
of the deaf caller’s name. He then typed the abbreviation
TC as it was his name.
    There was no answer for a long time on the deaf person’s
line and it was then hung up!
    A deaf employee then had to explain to the new hearing
employee what GA and SK meant.
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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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HITCHCOCK’S BODY LANGUAGE
    Alfred Hitchcock was a famous movie director for his
many mystery movies.
    In all of these movies of mystery he emphasized
body language. These actors do not speak but use
body language in some brief scenes.
    He never used deaf actors. He should have, because
deaf actors are great with body language!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Using public restrooms during my travels.
Currently I am traveling.  Trying to use public restrooms is not an easy
task!
Every bathroom has a different design and the placement of hand drying
products is always a mystery!
Trying to find paper towels or hand dryers is frustrating. By the time I
give up, my hands have air dried!
There is a need to update ADA building codes to put paper towels in same
location in each bathroom!
Anyway, I’ll dry my hands on my SSP clothes from now on!
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 – 17 February 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
In Vijayawada, a city in India of some one
million people, the government has increased
the jobs quota reserved for deaf applicants
by one percent, from 3 percent to 4 percent.
A newspaper in Florida raised a concern
regarding the arming of classroom teachers.
What would the armed teacher do with a deaf
student that do not follow commands, even
with help of interpreters!
Could AI understand body language, and in which
could help the deaf communicate with the hearing?
An article in the Forbes magazine says yes.
British programmers are working on a computer
game that will help people learn sign language.
The Deaf Association of Guyana is picketing
to have deaf people allowed to drive cars.
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SCARY IN HEARING PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
    It is often that a deaf employee would get great
job performance reviews every year by his supervisor.
But when the supervisor leaves his employment and
a new supervisor is hired, he may not like the
deaf and may give the deaf employee a bad job
performance review!
    Scary that one year great job performance review
and next year a bad job performance review.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person was making a new friend with a deaf person
The deaf person thought hearing person said:
I am from Hartford
The hearing person actually said:
I am from Harford
note:
Hartford is a city in Connecticut
Harford is a county in Maryland, “next door” to Baltimore
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BACKGROUND AS SUPERINTENDENT
    We think deaf school superintendents should have
majored in Deaf Education, with MA and doctorates.
    Not always. We have had superintendents that were:
– clergyman
– banker
– engineer
– supermarket manager
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The steno for every word must be entered into a stenocaptioner’s personal
dictionary in order for it to translate properly. Because words are
written phonetically, a captioner might have multiple ways to write the
same word, and every way must be entered into the dictionary.
Let’s take the word “baccalaureate.” This is a word that has five
syllables and could be heard a number of ways. Some examples would be the
phonetic sounds of BAK/A/LOR/E/AT or BAUK/LAUR/YAT or BA/KA/LOR/AT or
BAK/LOR/YET. As you can see, there could be many, many ways to write this
word.
Even if the captioner had all four of these ways entered in his or her
dictionary, if the captioner heard it and wrote it as BAK/LAUR/YAUT and
that combination of sounds was not entered in the dictionary, it might
translate as “back lawyer yacht.”
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    Is a punishment actually a non-punishment in the
case of Air Canada that refused to accept a
deaf-blind passenger unless he was accompanied by
a fully sighted fellow passenger?
    The Air Canada was ordered to pay $10,000
in damages. But Air Canada was not required to
admit future deaf-blind passengers.
    Contradictory? Yes, hence this non-punishment!
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Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind hosted an open house
discussion, inviting the alumni and friends. The assembly hall
was packed, much to the surprise of observers. A big issue
was addressing the low enrollment of students on the campus.
note:
despite many efforts and many new ideas, the school
enrollment is still low – and it still worries
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DeafDigest – 15 February 2019

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— more on the lawsuit against cities

Yesterday’s DeafDigest news said that more cities
are shuting down their streaming videos because
of high costs of captions. It was learned today
that over 50 cities on Florida have been slapped
with closed captioning lawsuits – all filed by
one deaf person! DeafDigest is worried that
excessive enforcement of ADA regulations may
come back to haunt us.

 

— ASL signs dialect hard to understand

There was a newspaper story about accents and dialects
in Philadelphia, which also said sign language can be
difficult to follow. This is correct; several times
in the past DeafDigest editor tried to follow the
sign language conversation by some deaf people in
Philadelphia. Almost impossible to follow. Just
like two deaf people conversing in French Sign
Language that DeafDigest editor observed and
could not understand!

 

— the hated phrase is “pilot program”

A pilot program is the same thing as a trial
basis – and it is always hated as far as
open captioned movies are concerned. The
Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor, Maine
is offering open captioned movies as a
pilot program. What this means is when
attendance is low, the program will be
shut down – with this “I told you, open
captions is bad for business” attitude!
Maine is a fairly big state with too
many remote towns. It requires long
distance driving; movie scheduls conflict
with deaf people’s job hours; conflict
with other family plans, etc.

 

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DeafDigest – 14 February 2019

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— it has happened to U. of California, now happening to small towns

ADA lawsuit over captions on video streams forced University of
California at Berkeley to take down all of their video streams.
It is now happening to smaller American towns for the same
reason – high costs of captions. ADA laws coming back to
haunt us?

 

— a puzzling newspaper obit

Donald L. “Pat” Irwin, Council Bluffs, Iowa,
departed us. The newspaper obit said:

Pat was born September 16, 1932, in Iowa City, Iowa.
He graduated from Iowa School for the Deaf in 1951,
where he excelled in basketball. Pat proudly served his
country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Serving in the Korean War? Was he very hard of hearing
as if being almost-very hearing? DeafDigest editor knows
of a graduate of 47 School for the Deaf (NYC) who said
he fought in the Korean War, but became evasive when
asked further questions.

 

— most human resources people do not know this rule

When human resources people interview deaf applicants,
accompanied by their interpreters, they do not know
this rule – speak directly to the deaf person and not
towards the interpreter. This rule has been broken
too many times, even if the deaf person ends up
getting the job he was looking for!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 13 February 2019

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— real reason for Seattle Starbucks lawsuit

DeafDigest mentioned that deaf baristas in Seattle
filed a discrimination lawsuit against Starbucks.
It has happened too often; the boss that hired the
deaf liked their work performance and gave them
great employee reviews. This boss left; a new boss,
who apparently didn’t like the deaf, started
discriminating against them!

 

— a section of the law no one talks about

Many deaf people know what is ADA; they also know
what is Section 504. But how many deaf people know
about Section 1557? It is part of the Affordable
Care Act, which also does not allow discrimination
in federally-funded health care programs. If a
deaf person hires an attorney, just make sure
that attorney knows what Section 1557 is all about!

 

— sign-language museum tours do not help non-signing deaf

There are always stories of museems hiring sign language
tour guides to help the deaf tourists. Nothing has been
ever mentioned about deaf tourists that do not know
sign language. Not every deaf person knows sign
language!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 12 February 2019

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— Starbucks good or bad to deaf

Starbucks opened all-signing store near
Gallaudet in Washington, DC. Yet, there
was an ugly lawsuit years back about
Starbucks discriminating against the
deaf in New York. And now just this –
that Starbucks is accused of discriminating
against deaf baristas in Seattle, a city
which takes its coffee seriously. So,
Starbucks good to us or bad to us?
DeafDigest editor, by the way, loves his
Starbucks coffee.

 

— Super Bowl or Mannix TV program

Mannix was a popular detective TV sitcom during
the sixties and seventies. Yes, it was not captioned.
But anyway, Sanford Diamond, a deaf actor, took part
in one episode, but what a joke it was. He only
appeared on that episode for just one second. If
one blinked his eye, he would miss that deaf actor.
It is the same thing with the Super Bowl. The deaf
signer of the National Anthem was shown on the TV
for – just one second! So, Mannix or 2019 Super Bowl?

 

— sign language in hearing film

“Wonder” is said to be the first movie to be interpreted
in sign language. It is a fourth option to open captions,
the closed captions via devices and the special audio
assistance for hard of hearing. The credit for this
sign language innovation belongs to Nyle DiMarco, who
pushed for it.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 11 February 2019

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— a switch from one sign language to another

Deaf people of Iceland, until 1910, used sign language
of Denmark as their own language. Because of national
pride, these Icelandic deaf people slowly developed
their own sign language and over the years, dropped
the Danish sign language in favor of their own!

 

— a comment from a police dispatch center

A spokesperson from a police dispatch center
said:

we do not automatically follow up on text 911
calls until we make sure these are not
accidental calls!

 

— dismissing a deaf ADA discrimination lawsuit

A judge in Louisiana dismissed a deaf ADA discrimination
lawsuit (no interpreter in a hospital stay). Reason was
that there was no proof or evidence nor paperwork by the
deaf litigant, saying that her ADA rights were violated.
The hospital legal team did provide the documents the
judge wanted.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 10 February 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
Google Live Transcribe said it is making
use of smartphones easier for the deaf –
one great use is turning speech into captions.
Parents of a 4-month old deaf child must pay
approximately $6850.00 if they wish to learn
sign language to communicate with the baby.
It is in Great Britain, not in USA. Yes, the
parents are upset.
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside
have been working on a special planetarium that
will vibrate, allowing the deaf to feel the
sounds from the activities in the sky.
Many business owners are not aware of ADA regulations
to make their web sites friendly to the deaf.
But some have argued that instead of filing lawsuits
left and right, just reach out and explain to these
clueless business people on these ADA regulations.
Why was Roger Stone (not deaf) upset when federal
officers raided his home and arrested him? His
wife was deaf and Stone was afraid the federal
officers would think the wife was ignoring their
orders!
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WAITING IN A BUSY RESTAURANT
    A DeafDigest subscriber, when entering a busy restaurant,
always gives his name as “deaf” on the sign up chart.
    When the “deaf” name comes up, the hostess knows it is
a deaf person and will tell him that his table is ready.
    He was afraid that if he gave the hostess his name,
he may overlook the lipreading when the hostess shouts
the name.
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NEW SIGNS IN JAPANESE SIGN LANGUAGE?
    Every year 6,000 new words join the
Japanese dictionary.
    This means the average of 16 or 17 new words
per day.
    Do the deaf in Japan invent new signs for these
new words every day?
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Annual DeafBlind Camps and Retreats are very popular.
We DeafBlind folks gather at camps for a week.
There are many camps and retreats all over the USA and Canada.
We get to do activities that we don’t typically get at home.
Importantly, volunteer SSPs and interpreters are there to give us support.
Without their support, our death defying escapades likely could not
happen!
Friends, consider volunteering for a week to provide support for
individuals who are DeafBlind.
I’m thinking of going to the Canadian DeafBlind Camp!  Who’s coming with
me?
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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Top stories about the deaf:
As usual, the Super Bowl pre-game sign language
rendition of the National Anthem has been cut
off from the TV screen. The NFL has been
suffering from too many black eyes, and this is
another one.
The MYP, with 70 percent of voters, in the Puppy
Bowl, is Bumble, who is deaf and blind. DeafDigest
hopes she found a forever home.
Nebraska becomes the latest state to consider
a bill to remove the “hearing impaired” wording
and to replace it with “deaf and hard of hearing/deaf
or hard of hearing”
At the Philadelphia 30th Street Amtrak train stop,
the old fashioned information screen was taken down
last month because it was not ADA compliant. The
passengers were angry about it because they loved
that information screen. It will be put back on
to make passengers happy. How and to what extent
could it be made ADA-compliant, the railroad
officials yet do not have an answer!
A two year old deaf girl in the metro Boston
has 20 hearing neighbors willing to learn
sign language to communicate with her.
If this is true, this is unusual because
in almost all cases, neighbors do not bother
to learn sign language at all.
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BOYCE WILLIAMS WAS STOPPED
    In the 1950’s and 1960’s, the most powerful deaf man in
USA was Boyce Williams.
    He worked for the old Health, Education and Welfare
cabinet in the Federal government. He started the
National Theatre of the Deaf, the Registry of Interpreters
for the Deaf, Captioned Films for the Deaf, Sign Language
program at NAD, the National Leadership Training Program
at CSUN, NTID and others.
    Suddenly, he lost his power. Why? Because his boss
was Mary E. Switzer. She had a lot of power and
allowed Boyce to follow his ideas. She retired,
and there was no one to work with Boyce.
    As a result, we have not gotten too many new
programs for the deaf since 1970’s.
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Lip reading tale
A deaf man and a hearing man were chatting on the sidewalk.
A stranger passed through them.
The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
He’s a millionaire
The hearing man actually said:
He’s a billionaire
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A CUTE HEARING GRANDCHILD
    A deaf husband and wife both have a cute hearing
grandchild from their hearing daughter.
    The cute child knows that her grandparents are
deaf – but she thinks everyone is deaf. When she
grows up she then realizes there are deaf people
and there are hearing people!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we have seen, the stenocaptioner’s personal dictionary is very
important to accurate translation. Every word must be in the dictionary in
order to translate properly. A captioner may be able to write very
accurately and quickly, but if the words have not been entered into the
dictionary, it may still be very difficult to follow what is being said.
Here is an example of the words being written correctly but not
translating properly because they have not been entered into the
captioner’s dictionary:
“Then he went on to discuss the core pus el and the cap Larry.”
This should read:
“Then he went on to discuss the corpuscle and the capillary.”
The words “corpuscle” and “capillary” must be entered in the personal
dictionary in order for them to translate properly.
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    For years DeafDigest has always felt that the deaf
that want to actually fight fires are being discriminated
against. These deaf fire fighters at volunteer departments
are relegated to small fires, equipment operation and
other back room responsibilities.
    Well, in Mark S. Kite, Sr, who is deaf, we have a
Deaf Chief of a hearing volunteer fire department.
    He supervises his crew of 75 volunteer fire fighters
at the Yukon Volunteer Fire Company, located in the
Pittsburgh area. He was elevated to chief first week
in January. He was with the company for 31 years.
    Is he a deaf person, functioning as a hearing
person? No! He is deaf and uses ASL and when communicating
with hearing he relies on careful speech and lip reading.
Of course, there are hand signs that fire fighters use to
communicate with each other during fire fighting.
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DeafDigest – 08 February 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 8, 2019

— easy change or difficult change

Major League Baseball changed the wording “disabled list”
to “injured list” at the request of disabled groups. They
felt that “disabled list” was confusing and was a bad
reflection on them. Could we do the same, asking all
USA newspapers to change these wordings from “deaf-mute”
and “deaf and dumb” to either deaf or hard of hearing?

 

— complaints about deaf “emoji”

DeafDigest mentioned a couple of days ago that
the deaf emoji is one of the new emojis coming
up. They are saying it does not represent all
ranges – ASL-signing deaf, oral speaking-deaf,
late deafened, hard of hearing, Cued Speech-deaf,
etc.

 

— deaf truck driver in middle of a broken dam lawsuit

The Oroville Dam, in north California, has so many
problems. There is a lawsuit going on. It was
mentioned in a lawsuit that a deaf woman, who
drives a truck, was asked by her boss to drive her
vehicle on the top of the broken dam. Her job was
to listen for sounds inside the concrete. A
state public works employee, who witnessed it,
said it was unbelievable that it happened as it
was an impossible job for her. While she is innocent
and not involved in the court case, the lawsuit is
getting uglier and uglier with the plaintiff
and the defendant blaming each other for the mess.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 07 February 2019

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— deafness as a permanent disability

A posting said that deafness was once a permanent
disability, but not any more thanks to the CI. The
person got it all wrong; deafness is a permanent
disability, unless there is a non-CI medical operation
that fixed deafness. Take off the hearing aid or
the CI, the person is still deaf!

 

— one million hits embarrass NFL

The Super Bowl TV pre-game ceremony cut off the
ASL signing of the national anthem. This is nothing
new as it is almost always have been cut off
every year. But this time, there have been
over one million hits on the online viewing.
NFL worries about its image, and having the
signing cut off is not helping it.

 

— deaf baby brain vs hearing baby brain

Which brain works the best, the deaf baby brain
or the hearing baby brain? According to an article
in the Discover Magazine, it is not a matter of
which brain works better, but a matter of both
brains working differently and very well!
There are smart deaf babies, and there are also
smart hearing babies.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 06 February 2019

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— Deaf or deaf

Deaf means people that use sign language, and deaf means people
that don’t use sign language. Really? This is what was described
in a Great British web posting!

 

— very hard work

See Poh, a deaf woman, operates her cafe at a
food court in Malaysia. She has been in business
for 20 years but is exhausted. She, and her husband,
stand on their feet for ten hours every day, serving
these meals that tourists love. It actually is ten
plus hours because they must come early to do food
prep and then to clean up the place after it is
closed. Do their children help? No, as they have
their own lives to deal with. They are tired and
as a result, are thinking of closing up and going
into retirement.

 

— a new emoji

People that text often use emoji that show their emotions or
expressions. Coming up this year will be a new “deaf person”
emoji. Not sure how it looks like, though!

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 05 February 2019

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— doorbell camera saved deaf woman’s life

In Wichita, Kansas, a hearing woman has a doorbell camera.
Someone knocked on her door and she looked at the camera
and saw her neighbor’s house (in the background) on
fire. She immediately ran towards the house in flames
and told the neighbor to get out. That neighbor was
deaf and knew nothing about the fire in her own house!

 

— theatrical interpreters using body language

The interpreting program at Columbus State Community
College (Ohio) teaches students how to use
body language on the stage to help the deaf
in audience follow everything. The college
says it eliminates the need to watch back
and forth between the actor and the
interpreter. Instead the deaf just watches
the interpreter. Not exactly sure how it
works, but it is the way the college
teaches its interpreting students.

 

— another example of blind helping the deaf

A while ago a newspaper mentioned that Bill
Schwall became the first deaf person to
work as a telephone installer for a Bell
telephone company. He used special devices
to help him install the telephones at
hearing customers’ houses. His boss
was a blind man who was happy to hire
and to train him for the job! Bill had
a great career at Bell until he retired.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 February 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 4, 2019

— Super Bowl 2002 vs Super Bowl 2019

There are always advertisers that say they
cannot afford to spend few hundred dollars for
a 30-second commercial. In 2002, the 30-second
ad costs $2,300.000. Yesterday’s Super Bowl would
have cost $5,250,000 for this same 30-second
ad spot. Can afford $5,250,000 but can’t afford
few hundred dollars more?

 

— a president insults the deaf

A president has insulted the deaf. No, it is not
the USA president, but the president of Ghana.
President Nana Addo said the deaf people were not
smart enough to see how much he has accomplished
for the nation in the past two years. The deaf
community is angry and has demanded that the
president apologize for his terrible comment. He did.

 

 

— Oregon hopes to be the 4th state

The Oregon Association of the Deaf is pushing
the lgislators to remove the words “hearing impaired”
from the state law books. If it succeeds, then it
follows New Hampshire, New York and Utah that
had these hated words removed from the state books.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 03 February 2019

DeafDigest Gold – February 3, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
The United Nations said that while we have 7,000
languages (including sign languages) all over
the world, about 2,400 of them, sign language
included, may disappear for good in the coming
years.
There are complaints about slow 911-text responses.
One big reason is shortage of operators at
911 dispatch centers. This has become a concern
among deaf advocates.
Steven Hoppe, a Mesa, Arizona, firefighter,
was born with some hearing loss. He probably
functions as a hearing person, anyway.
He took part in TV’s The Titan Games, but
didn’t win.
Last minute requests for interpreters for
public events will be turned down for
public events in Michigan. What this means
is that if the deaf find out at last minute
about these public events, they are still
out of luck.
The Virginia House of Delegates passed a
bill to change the state law books wording
from hearing-impaired to deaf or hard of
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
COMMUNICATING WITH A HEARING PERSON
    There are four different ways for a deaf person
to communicate with a hearing person.
– gesturing, but some hearing people can’t follow gestures
– sign language, but some hearing people can’t sign
– body language, but some hearing people can’t follow body language
    The fourth way is the best – use pen and pad!
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A JOB-HUNTING FRUSTRATION
    A deaf man, with a college degree in Computer Science,
was a frustrated job hunter.
    At one computer firm, he took the exam and got a
perfect score with no errors.
    He was introduced to the company Human Resources
person. That person knew sign language; he learned
signs as a former dormitory counselor at a residential
school for the deaf.
    A deaf man with a perfect exam score and a Human
Resources man that knows ASL. This should be great
news for the deaf job hunter.
    But the company did not offer him a job! This
deaf man later found a new job but it was not with
computers.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I recently went to see an optometrist for my yearly eye exam.
It was difficult due to my limited vision.
The doctor used eye drops to dilate my pupils.
It was no fun.  First thing, it burned my eyes!
When I went outside, it felt like I was at the “Pearly Gate”!
It took several days to get my eyes back to “normal”.
It seemed dark inside the house for a very long time.
Next year, I need to choose if dilation is worth the suffering!
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 – 03 February 2019

DeafDigest Blue – February 3, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
Deaf artist Ashley Hannan is having her own
deaf-themed exhibit, consisting of almost
20 paintings, in Rochester, NY.
How does one compare captions at Regal Theaters
and at AMC Theaters? Regal uses glasses; it is
“heavy” on the nose. AMC uses display which may
be difficult to hold steady in the cupholders.
Those that responded said only one thing is best
– open captions!
Nyle DiMarco was seen making ASL version of
Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’.
Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer said
there would be ASL interpreter at her
State of the State address but could
not promise if signing will be shown on
the screen or would be hidden!
Mirchi and Mime, a restaurant in Mumbai (India)
will be hiring an all-deaf staff. Not sure if
the general manager would be deaf or hearing,
though.
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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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ONLY DEAF IN A DINING GROUP
    Many times when a group goes to a restaurant
there is a deaf person in it.
    The deaf person is lost; he cannot follow the
conversation, so he is left alone with his own
thoughts and dreaming.
    Yet, when the group leaves the restaurants
this deaf person is thanked by the hearing diners
for showing up.
    Why?
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A deaf person thought the hearing person said:
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OLDEST DEAF BOOKS IN LIBRARY
    Which library has the world’s oldest books on
deafness?
    Almost all of us would say Gallaudet library.
That answer is wrong.
    The library at Washington University of St Louis
has deafness library books that are over 500 years old!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Over the holiday season, many TV stations have featured special
holiday-themed programming. We have seen special sports and
entertainment shows. Now, as the holiday season comes to an end,
we will find many TV shows beginning their new seasons.
Personally, I have seen a number of shows over this holiday
season where the captioning has been absolutely fabulous, but I
have also seen instances where the captioning was very poor or
totally overlooked. Unfortuntately, there are people out there
who do not think that captioning is important. They may try
to pay as little as possible, so if that means poor quality
captioning or no captioning, that may be what they will try
todo. They may feel that no one is watching the captioning,
so it doesn’t matter.
As caption viewers, we must also be advocates for captioning.
If we see a show where the captioning is horrible, we need to
let the cable companies, television stations, and captioning
companies know this. If the television stations are usiing
people who are unqualified just because they don’t charge
very much, we have to communicate to them that that is not
acceptable. We must let them know that someone is watching
the captioning.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Today’s Super Bowl may show a one-second beer
commercial on TV.
    A joke? No. This one-second beer commercial
may cost the sponsor just a cheapie $50,000.
    What about the usual question – captions on this
one-second beer commercial?
    May cost the sponsor just maybe 50 bucks.
And even this $50 bargain may be wasted money.
There is a 1.5 second gap between the uttered word
on the screen and the captions that follow it.
    And with the one-second beer commercial, the
captions will miss the boat, by a half second!
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An interpreting agency in one part of London is facing
eviction because of housing rules giving priority to
individuals in need of housing as opposed to businesses
in need of housing! The agency is upset and is fighting
back!
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DeafDigest – 01 February 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – February 1, 2019

— seats or lack of seats led to Delta dispute

DeafDigest mentioned a couple of days ago
that two deaf passengers got into a dispute
with a Delta agent and were refused entry
to the airplane. The dispute centered around
seating. They wanted to seat together, but
of the two tickets, only one specifiied an
assigned seat whreas the second ticket
specified open seating. This is the Delta’s
version. Keep in mind seats have always been
a hot issue among many passengers, both deaf
and hearing.

 

— Super Bowl homework

The two Super Bowl teams are not the only
ones doing their “homework.” There is another
group doing their homework. It is the real-time
captioning team doing their homework – knowing
who the coaches and the players are on both
teams. So when the announcer mentions a name,
the captioners know who it is without making
us laugh (or cry) with these bloopers!

 

— any hearing aid brand can be fixed if broken

There was a web ad/information about a hearing aid
repair company that can repair any and all hearing
aid brands (Starkey, Widex, Phonak, Oticon, Unitron,
ReSound, Siemens (now Sivantos), and others.
The posting said that if an estimate is rejected
by the customers, the broken hearing aid brand will
be returned to them at no postage charge. Too good
to be true? Don’t know!

 

 

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