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DeafDigest – 31 March 2019

DeafDigest Gold – March 31, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
Students at University of Delaware, that
wanted to take ASL classes, are complaining
that these courses are not available.
A social service group in Uganda said that
the deaf people are the most underserved
in the nation.
The “Sign of the Thymes” restaurant in Glendale,
Arizona is owned by sing-language fluent owners.
They communicate the orders in sign language placed
by deaf patrons. It was written up in a
video story.
Many deaf females in India are not able to
file criminal complaints with the police
– for one reason, no interpreters at
police stations. This is sad.
Egidio Giacomo Cosmi passed away; he was a local
Philadelphia deaf leader that not too many outsiders
knew about – establishing a deaf social club,
operating a local restaurant, master carpenter,
storyteller in a mixture of ASL and Italian
Sign Language and so on.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF PERSON A REAL FRIEND OR NOT A REAL FRIEND?
At a workplace, a deaf person and a hearing person
are friends. The deaf person taught the hearing person
sign language so they both can communicate.
But away from work, the deaf person avoids the hearing
person. Even at parties, the deaf person avoids the
hearing person.
The frustrated hearing person at the party tries to
talk to the deaf person. But the deaf person, with eyes
shifting, tries to get away from the hearing person.
But at the work place, everything is fine. Why?
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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A FRUSTRATED DEAF ENGINEER
A deaf man earned a degree in engineering at a hearing
university. He had no luck finding a good job in engineering,
and was forced to work in low paying jobs.
He said:
Communications is the problem. Engineers work together as a
team and they communicate all the time. They won’t write
on paper for me or use gestures with me.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
IP-Relay is the only accessible service for individuals who are DeafBlind.
It can be downloaded as an app to our iPhone, iPad and computer to make
relay calls.
The FCC is proposing a lower per minute rate for IP-Relay.
Sprint is the only carrier that offers IP-Relay since others dropped the
service in the past.
Now Sprint is threatening to drop IP-Relay service if FCC approves the
lower reimbursement rate.
This is very concerning for us who are DeafBlind as we want to be able to
make phone calls and we need access to making emergency calls!
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 – 31 March 2019

DeafDigest Blue – March 31, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
The British Deaf Association (equivalent to
our NAD) is having serious issues. The
Deaf Community wanted to know more about it –
and were told to watch the captioned streaming
video. The videos never worked at all, and
deaf people are angry about it.
An useless theft? Two thieves stole 12 packs of
hearing aid batteries from a Kroger
supermarket. They decided to return what they
stole, hoping to get a “refund” but instead
they were arrested.
Pallet Cafe, in Nairobi, in Kenya, has been
hiring the deaf to work as waiters and in
the kitchen. This cafe won praise in the
newspapers for hiring the deaf.
Claude Stout, the long time TDI Executive Director
has announced plans to retire on May 29, 2020.
This should give TDI plenty of time to find
his replacement.
U.S. Department of Labor is establishing
a network of apprentice work sites to help
the deaf and the disabled develop career
job skills.
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
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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.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A DEAF PERFORMER ON A TV PROGRAM
    The Block is a popular reality TV show in Australia.
This program has been around, on and off, since 2003.
    It is about 5 couples that buy houses for renovation
and then sell at auction for the highest price
possible.
    One of the apprentice carpenters on this
TV program is James Vea. He is deaf and on the program
his name is Deaf Tradie. Why that strange name? Do not
know.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing man was talking with a deaf man
A military man in full uniform passed by them
The deaf man thought hearing man said, while pointing
to the military man:
Look at the medal on his just
The hearing man actually said:
Look at the medal on his chest
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF WOMAN ANGRY FOR NOTHING
    A deaf group went to restaurant to eat together.
In that group was a hearing woman, whose husband
was deaf. That hearing woman was fluent in ASL
    A deaf woman, who hates hearing and loves ASL,
did not know the hearing woman, but both communicated
very well with each other in ASL.
    The waiter came to the table to get orders from
the menu.
    The hearing woman spoke to the waiter about her
order. The deaf woman saw it and got very angry.
    She thought the hearing woman was deaf and
was trying to use her “oral skills”.
    The deaf woman’s husband cooled her off and
explained that it was a hearing woman, fluent
in ASL and whose husband was deaf.
    The deaf woman’s face became red.
— This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Another type of realtime captioning error that people may not understand
is when something comes up as two words when it should be one word or vice
versa.  They may think the realtime captioner does not know that certain
words are compound words.
What many people do not understand is that there is no space bar on the
steno keyboard.  A broadcast captioner or CART captioner will write one
stroke at a time.  That stroke may be a word or phrase on its own, or it
may have to be combined with the stroke before it or after it to make a
word.  Examples of words that could create problems are “off,” “on,”
“over,” “back,” “through,” and “out.”
Even though a captioner writes phonetically, in order to avoid word
boundary problems, the captioner must have different ways to write a word
when it stands on its own as opposed to when it is used as a prefix or
suffix.
If a captioner put the word “overtime” in his or her dictionary, it could
present a problem when sentences like these come up:
“The fee started at $5 and increased overtime.”
This should read:
“The fee started at $5 and increased over time.”
“He read a newspaper at the airport during his lay overtime.”
This should read:
“He read a newspaper at the airport during his layover time.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Maple Woods Community College, in Missouri, may close
up its sign language interpreting program, leaving
Johnson County Community College as the only one in
the metro area.
    Why may it close up? Low enrollment is the reason.
Low enrollment in bad economy when demand for
interpreters is at an unparalleled high.
    Something is not right.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
NAD CEO Howard Rosenblum has been re-appointed by Obama
to serve on the  U.S. Access Board. What does this board do?
It makes sure facilities are accessible for the deaf. In
the case of the deaf, it means one thing – captions, captions
and captions.
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DeafDigest – 29 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 29, 2019

— survey says 72 percent of hearing people never met deaf

A survey said that 72 percent of hearing people have
never met the deaf. DeafDigest always treats statistics
with some skepticism, and so, is this survey valid?
People often lie when being interviewed or asked to fill
out a survey.

 

— Forbes magazine made a strong comment

Forbes is a magazine that business people, economists,
and elected public officials read. Today it mentioned
that when it comes to Education, deaf and disabled
students are pretty much given low priority by the
White House. DeafDigest is still angry over the
proposed budgetary cuts to our two cherished
deaf institutions – Gallaudet and NTID.

 

— making $77,000 per year for trying to find jobs

In Great Britain, there is a proposal that would
help the deaf earn 59,200 pounds per year
($77,000 USA dollars) if they are unemployed
but looking hard for new jobs. It is part
of the Access to Work program (sort of
our SSDI/unemployment benefits plans).
Not sure exactly how it works or if there is
loopholes or conditions. Still, hard to
believe.

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 28 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 28, 2019

— Gesture Sign Language is a serious study

A group of Linguistists is studying different
gestures to see if these make sense, as
part of communicating without voice.
It is taking place at University of Birmingham
in Great Britain. DeafDigest wonders if
there is a difference between American
gestures and British gestures. It is not
known, however, if deaf people are involved
with this study.

 

— refusing to answer specific questions

It is a scary time in the Deaf Community.
White House’s Betsy DeVos wants to cut funding
for Gallaudet, NTID and Special Olympics.
Angry Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) during a budget
hearing asked DeVos specific questions on
why she wants to slash the budget for these
valued programs. He got nowhere as DeVos
danced around his line of questions.
We will see what happens.

 

— school closed up and re-opened

It was learned that in 1930, Arizona
Schools for the Deaf and Blind closed
up. Money ran out to fund the school
operations; teachers were not paid
for three months. Fortunately for
the deaf of Arizona the school re-opened
and while it operates flagship schools
in Tucson and Phoenix, it works with
local school districts to educate
mainstreamed deaf students.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 27 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 27, 2019

— judge orders UPS to go stand a job lawsuit trial

A deaf UPS employee applied for promotion as
a driver. UPS refused, and he filed a lawsuit.
The UPS asked the judge to throw out the
lawsuit. The judge said no, lawsuit must
proceed. Keep in mind pay as driver is much
better than regular inside UPS jobs.
It is taking place in Maryland.

 

— SAT board slow to provide interpreter

A deaf student, wanting to take SAT exams,
asked for an interpreter. She had to wait
three months before the SAT College Board
would OK the interpreter request. It didn’t
help that the student’s mother is an
attorney.

 

— deaf is one of four categories

In Myanmar (Burma) there are four categories
defined by the government. These are physical
disability, vision impairment, intellectual
disability, and deafness. In that nation,
a deaf person holding down a regular job
is considered a success.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 26 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 26, 2019

— deaf not watching captions

Some deaf people do not watch captions even though
these are turned on the TV. Their reason is that
it is hard to follow the captions and the action
shown on the screen. This was posted on a tweet
today.

 

— priority: hearing aid or social life

A social service agency refused to give a
deaf man $7,100 to allow him to purchase
a hearing aid, but gave him $10,600 to
spend on his social life needs. It didn’t
happen in USA but in Australia. The
deaf man’s family is angry about it
and would not touch a cent until
this issue is resolved.

 

— Seattle could require captions on public TV sets

Seattle may require businesses and public facilities
to turn on their TV captions – if the city government
passes the bill. Hope it does.

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 25, 2019

— dogs of hearing different from dogs of deaf

Are dogs owned by hearing different from dogs owned by
deaf? No. Dogs are dogs, especially when getting
excited upon hearing outside noises. The Park
City coop in New York filed legal papers to evict
a deaf woman because of her dog. It didn’t matter to
the coop board that other tenants had dogs. The
deaf woman went to Department of Housing and Urban
Development, and won. The coop board had to swallow
all of the legal fees it spent trying to evict
the deaf woman. Coop boards operate differently
from condo boards; deaf people with dogs need
to make sure of this fact before thinking of
buying a coop!

 

— cost to make website deaf-compliant

What is the cost to make website deaf-compliant?
$150,000 according to Butler County local
government (Pennsylvania). This may be the
reason why small businesses and small government
offices plead poverty with this issue.

 

— testing of open caption equipment

In a newspaper story Cineplex said they test
their equipment nationwide every Friday to
make sure that open captions work. They
admitted that glitches come up from time
to time that prevent open captions from
showing up on the screen. True or false?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 24 March 2019

DeafDigest Gold – March 24, 2019
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Old Fogey
Is he drunk?
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Top stories about the deaf:
A Michigan sheriff made fun of the deaf; it was his
mistake because it is part of a lawsuit accusing
him of discriminating against the disabled, the
deaf included.
The Dayton (Ohio) Police Department has been
hosting Citizens Academy for the Deaf to teach
the deaf how the police operates behind the
scenes.
Said a newspaper in Ireland:
Listen carefully, you don’t have to be deaf to join
the Deaf community
This was in reference to hearing people learning
signs to communicate and mingle with the deaf
There was a picture story of parents of
deaf patients seeking medical opinion
during the fifties on how to fix deafness.
Apparently, the more things change they
remain the same, meaning seeking instant
cure for deafness!
Who pays for interpreters at job fairs that
deaf job seekers attend? This was an issue
that was discussed among job fair organizers.
Bottom line – no one wants to pay for
interpreters, hoping to pass costs off onto
others!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
AN ANGRY VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR
    Way back in the 1960’s, a deaf vocational rehabilitation
counselor was angry.
    He worked very hard to find jobs for his deaf clients.
The problem was the pay was $60.00 per week. His deaf clients
turned down these jobs because they found other jobs that
paid $85.00 per week.
    These deaf clients had a choice between $85.00 per week
jobs that will remain $85.00 per week for many years  or
working up the ladder from $60.00 per week but with $5.00
per week raises every six months. In 3 years this $60.00
per week job would become $90.00 per week.
    Yet, these deaf clients would not wait. That made the
deaf VR counselor angry.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
deafdigest.com/videos/video-angry-counselor/
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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
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF ZOO IN PAKISTAN
Is there a Deaf Zoo in Pakistan?
A silly question, yes! But a hotel in Pakistan has many deaf
employees and there was an advertisement in newspapers and
magazines, asking tourists to come and stay at the hotel.
The ad asks the tourists to watch the deaf in action at the hotel.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Making high tech stove tops and ovens accessible for the blind is no easy
feat.
We got a new stove with knobs in the front and touch a screen to run the
oven and other features.
The agency for the blind came to help mark the stove to make it accessible
for me.
I mentioned using “bumps” as Braille dots for our microwave worked nicely.
With a touch screen, you cannot use those bumps! The touch screen requires
that your fingers directly touch.
So the staff needed to use a “highlighter” puff marker which can be
applied around the feature that needs to be pressed.
For example, a rectangle shape surrounds the bake and broil features.
The line that was put on slowly hardens. I couldn’t test it until it dried
in 2 hours.
Now I need to get the agency back since they missed some features such as
the “on/off” for the oven!
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 – 24 March 2019

DeafDigest Blue – March 24, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
Sasol, Qatar’s largest energy company, is
giving back to the Deaf Community by helping
sponsor various events for them.
The Weeki Wachee State Park in Florida is now
featuring mermaids that use sign language
to communicate with deaf tourists.
There was a story of Deaf Enterprises in
Cork, Ireland employing a good number of deaf
people in furniture restoration, re-upholstery,
repair and polishing services.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, which has many
deaf patients, had to pay $75,000 to settle
a lawsuit on grounds of refusal to hire
a deaf applicant!
After years, the South African government hinted
that sign language could become an official
language.
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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!
CapTel Captioned Telephone  See What Everyone is Talking About!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
MR AND MRS DEAF
    A letter was addressed to a deaf husband and
wife.
    The top of the address said – Mr and Mrs Deaf.
Is this an insult or a joke?
    Should we laugh or get upset about it? This is
a true story and not a joke.
— This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Lip reading tale
A deaf person, who is a poor lipreader, thought
the hearing person said:
I play Dennis
The hearing person actually said:
I play tennis
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A WANDERING DEAF MAN
    A true story. A deaf man was visiting his deaf family in a
different town.
    The deaf man was nervous; a lot of pressure with many problems.
He decided to cool off with a long walk by himself. He walked for
many miles.
      When the deaf man did not come home after a long time, family
members were worried.
      They contacted the cops. Suddenly the TV news and the newspapers
said deaf man was missing – maybe kidnapped or got hurt or was hit
by car, etc.
      Hours later the deaf man came home, and was embarrassed by
all the attention on him for nothing.
— This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
I often read articles and comments by people who really do not understand
how realtime captioning is done, and they can be very critical of even
minor mistakes.  They sometimes cannot imagine how captioners make certain
errors.
What people need to understand is that captioners are using steno
machines, and so their errors may look totally different from the errors
made when using a typewriter.  A slight fingering error can change a word
into something totally different.  Steno writers are basically writing
“chords” on their steno machines, and it is possible to add an extra key
or what steno writers call “drag” a key.  It is also possible to miss a
key or what steno writers call “drop” the letter.
Many steno writers struggle with dragging the L key with the right hand.
That key is depressed with the ring finger, and it can be difficult to
depress keys with the middle finger and pinky finger without also dragging
the ring finger.
A steno writer could mean to stroke the steno APT, which is the word
“apartment” for many people, and instead the steno APLT could come up,
which is the word “amount” for some steno writers.
If the nonsensical question “How long did you live in the amount?” came up
on the screen, it may just be a slight fingering error for the captioner
or CART provider who meant to stroke “How long did you live in the
apartment?”
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    Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned a school
(Washington School for the Deaf) being proposed
for a name change in state legislation.
    The new name as proposed would be WSCCDHL,
which stands for Washington State Center for
Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss.
    It was learned it is not something new;
as recent as 2007 some Washington legislators
tried to change WSD to WSCCDHL, and the
bill was quickly killed.
    To kill a state bill means to re-try the
same, or slightly revised, state bill in the
next legislative session.
    Just hope that good old WSD remains as WSD!
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In a new book, “The Heir Apparent: The Life of
Edward VII, the Playboy Prince” by author Jane Ridley
that is coming out, wife Alexandra of Denmark (Alix)
was mentioned in it. The author said she was deaf.
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DeafDigest – 22 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 22, 2019

— attempting a rare election feat

Bruce White, who is deaf, served two terms on the
city council at University Park, Maryland. That
was years ago. Now living in Ocean View, Delaware,
he is attempting to win a seat on the town council.
If he wins, he would have achieved a rare feat –
serving on two different town councils at two
different times!

 

— difficult to get last-minute interpreters

Deaf students that attend hearing colleges,
instead of Gallaudet or NTID, do so at their
own risk. There was a newspaper story in Texas
of these deaf students struggling to find
interepreters at the last minute. Sad, but
true. There is an option – only if the college
could afford it – CART services, but again,
not easy to find a CART operator at the last
minute!

 

— volunteering to fight a building fire

Murrell Samuels, who is deaf, saw a building fire
in Stockton, California. Instead of standing
around and watching the firemen fight the
fire, he jumped into action – volunteering to
pull out hoses out of the firetrucks. One
difficult task was carrying the 300-foot
water hoses over a fence. He, and other
volunteers, were thanked by the Stockton
Fire Department. They said the fire
could have been worse if not for these
volunteers.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 21 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 21, 2019

— comments by a deaf actor

A deaf actor said it is very difficult to
get roles only for the reason no one writes
in these deaf roles in their productions.
Also, very difficult to communicate with
fellow actors and directors during rehearsals
and filming productions. They have never
worked with a deaf actor before and
are afraid to do so.

 

— bad quality captioning software

Many agencies use captioning software knowing
that quality is bad. They try to save money,
saying their captions comply with ADA rules,
regardless of quality with it. A big shame!

 

— anti-deaf customer

A hearing customer went to a coffee cafe and was angry
to see deaf people being employed, brewing and
serving coffee. The angry customer confronted the
owner, promising never to buy coffee again from
his cafe. A facebook page showed the posting
of the anti-deaf customer. It did not take
place in USA but in the Philippines!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 20 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 20, 2019

— no interpreter during Bomb Cyclone weather

The Rocky Mountain ADA Center said there was no
interpreter on weather emergency news during
last week’s Bomb Cyclone weather that hit
Colorado Springs hard. What was the excuse?
The director of the Pikes Peak Regional Office
of Emergency Management said no time to
get an interpreter – plus – too dangerous to
bring the interpreter to the TV studio.
The ADA center said excuse is not valid.

 

— an important job not heavily in demand

An important job that not too many businesses
and agencies hire is ADA/disability rights specialist.
This may be the reason for so many ADA lawsuits!

 

— can talk but prefer notes

At a museuem in Georgia, there was a deafness
theme and a late-deafened artist created a program
that emphasized communications through notes
instead of voice. This purzled DeafDigest because
the artist became deaf because of a childhood
accident, yet was still able to continue with his
speech skills. If a deaf person still can speak, so
why ask for note-taking communications?

 

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DeafDigest – 19 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 19, 2019

— NASA does not know its deaf history

NASA does not know its own deaf history. It continues
to say they have its first deaf engineer in Johanna Lucht.
NASA has had deaf engineers in the past – Richard Dawes,
graduate of Florida School for the Deaf and Blind and
also of University of Florida. The other deaf engineer
was Thomas Wheeler, who attended Alabama School for
the Deaf and Blind and also of University of Alabama.
There may have been several more others in the past!

The newspaper story today said:

Johanna Lucht, the first NASA engineer who is deaf

First? NASA does not do its own deaf homework

 

— fake-deaf in trouble in South Korea

The The Military Manpower Administration of
South Korea is angry. This agency caught
eight hearing men of faking their deafness
to avoid serving military service!

 

— Crazy Clowns in Germany

Clowns are supposed to make people laugh.
But a group of street clowns in Gelsenkirchen,
a town in northern Germany, is not something
funny. They attacked a deaf person who was
walking in downtown. There was no reason for
this attack. They ran away, but just hope the
police will find them and bring them to justice.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 18 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 18, 2019

— problems in deciding what is the best

In a Forbes magazine article, the issue discussed
was – what is the best? Hearing people deciding
what is the best – better kitchen stuff, better
apps, better ATMs, etc? These great products
are not deaf-friendly and therefore, not really
the best!

 

— Starbucks and the deaf

Starbucks just announced the opening of its
30,000th store in the world. It also said
it was proud of its first deaf-friendly
store in Washington, DC, within walking
distance of Gallaudet University. Is Starbucks
planning to open a second deaf-friendly
store in Rochester, NY, within walking distance
of NTID?

 

— a request hard to believe

A video stream producer posted this request on
a web site, looking for a volunteer captioner.
Very hard to believe that it was posted. Captioning
a video is not an easy task. No one wants to volunteer
for difficult tasks, captioning included.

 

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DeafDigest – 17 March 2019

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Miha Zupan, a deaf European basketball player,
still playing professionally at the age of 35,
is into a new venture – Do Stars Dance? It
is a popular European TV program, on the same
level with Dancing with Stars in USA.
A job coach, in a newspaper interview, said
deaf employees need to master “soft” skills
such as interviewing, accepting criticism,
getting along with hearing employees and
even emailing the boss of work absence and
arriving late for work, etc.
The Virginia Statewide lnteragency Team
is staging a workshop on Emergency
Preparedness in the Deaf Community.
Some nations recognize many languages, including
sign language as official. What is interesting
in New Zealand was that sign language was
described as the nation’s least known
official language – according to a newspaper
story.
A disability-related survey of people at
Sacramento State University, testing
their attitudes towards the disabled –
was not well received by the deaf.
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DEAF PEOPLE THAT CANNOT COMMUNICATE
    In Uganda, a nation in Africa, there is a group
of deaf people that cannot communicate – they do not
know sign language; they cannot read and write; and
they do not know how to gesture properly.
    This makes it frustrating for police officers
and social workers that want to communicate with them.
    This is a sad situation in Uganda.
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DEAF GIFT DANGER WITH SOME HEARING PEOPLE
    A deaf person is proud of his Rolex watch
and shows it to the hearing friend.
    The hearing friend wants to take a closer
look at it. The deaf man takes it off his
wrist and gives it to him.
    The deaf man used the wrong gesture and
the hearing person thought it was a free
gift for him.
    There was an almost fight before the
hearing person realized Rolex was not a gift!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
We recently replaced all our our appliances.
My wife has been searching the right stove with knobs in the front.
That feature is important for me as DeafBlind person to avoid the need of
putting my head under the range hood (Hansel and Gretel image)!
Now I have to relearn all the new settings on all the appliances. Using an
electronic magnifier to read the panel is one step.
For the microwave oven and hood combo, it will need “bumps”. They are
sticker bumps that some people call Braille but really they are simple
bumps for us to know where we are on the options panel.
The oven? I have to figure out the oven features since they are digital!
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 Deaf Access Services, which serves the deaf
of Buffalo, NY and Wester New York with their
needs will be affiliated with a bigger
agency, the People Inc.
It was reported in a newspaper that 85 percent
of schools in Illinois suffer from shortage of
teachers, including teachers of the deaf.
Indiana state senator Jean Leising met with
deaf leaders to discuss how to better
serve the needs of deaf victims of domestic
violence.
A long time public schools interpreter,
who was never certified, defended her
lack of certification, saying that no
one challenged interpreting skills.
This is what a web posting said.
Deaf Marylanders had hopes that the state
delegates would pass the Interpreter Licensure
bill would pass. For some reason, never
fully disclosed, this bill was withdrawn
from the delegates’ agenda.
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A DEAF BANKER COULDN’T HELP THE DEAF
    We have a deaf man who owns a few small banks
in the Midwest. He is oral and knows no ASL.
    He wants to help the deaf with their banking
needs. But he couldn’t. Why?
    Because his board of directors showed no
interest in helping the deaf!
    It is sad.
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Lip reading tale
A deaf man was chatting with a hearing man
another man walked between them
The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
This is plum
The hearing man actually said:
This is Blum
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A FRUSTRATION WITH A HOTEL TV REMOTE
    DeafDigest editor stayed at a hotel during his vacation.
He wanted to watch TV so tried to set up captions.
    He looked at the remote. It was a very big remote. He
spent a long time looking for cc symbol on one of these
remote buttons. He looked hard and could not find it.
Trying again, he looked and finally found it on the remote.
    The cc symbol was so tiny that it was so easy to
overlook it!
    Very frustrating.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
When you are watching the output of a CART provider or a realtime
captioner, there may be times when something comes up on the screen that
makes no sense. Unfortunately, with technology, there is always an
opportunity for a glitch to take place.
One of the most difficult parts of the process for consumers is figuring
out what the problem is.  Is it a problem with the equipment of the
television station or distributor?  Is it a problem with a telephone or
Internet connection?  Is it a problem with the equipment of the captioner?
Even though you may not know exactly what the problem is, it is important
that you communicate with the people providing the services to let them
know that there is a problem.
There are times when people providing captioning services do not know that
there is a glitch in the system. If the people watching captioning do not
communicate with them, the people providing the captioning think
everything is fine and continue to do what they have always done.
Unfortunately, there are also people who may know that there is some sort
of problem, but they may not want to spend the time or the money to fix
the problem. Again, it is extremely important that you continue to
communicate with them until the problem is fixed.
It can be very frustrating dealing with a situation like this, and it
might be tempting to just ignore it.  The problem is that if you ignore
it, the people providing the captioning think no one is watching
captioning, and they think that providing captioning is not important.
It is very important that we all learn to be educated consumers and
advocate for quality captioning.
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    Is it safe for senior deaf citizens to be
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    Yes, according to researchers at the
NYU Langone Medical Center.
    The issue was not the CI, but of the
general anesthesia being applied on the operating
table onto senior citizens.
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DeafDigest – 15 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 15, 2019

— deaf person involved with property management

DeafDigest editor met a deaf person who owns
a property management company, and operates
it on a full time 24/7 basis. Been in that
business for years, providing the family
with comfortable income. If someone says
a deaf person cannot own a property
management company, then that person is wrong!

 

— the CI and the deaf community leader

A leader of a deaf community decided to go for a
CI as he felt it would help him to hear better.
As a result, he was ostracized by the deaf community
despite his popularity and his effectiveness as
a leader. What happened? It created a copycat
“me, too” CI’s among others in the Deaf
Community. And slowly, the leader won back his
popularity and respect!

 

— Elvis Presley required a 3-way interpreting

World famous rocker Elvis Presley died in 1977.
There was a story of an Elvis Presley requiring
a three-way interpreting in a court session,
something to do with him getting into a fight
at a shop. He seemed to be deaf but functioned
as a hearing person, yet still requiring
3-way interpreting. It was not the legendary
Elvis but a young Irishman with the same name.
The judge ordered the case to go to trial.

 

 

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— a non-sign language that always fascinates sign linguists

For some reason the Nicaraguan non-Sign Language has
fascinated sign language linguists over the years.
It first attracted notice in the late eighties and
then from time to time since then. Non-Sign Language?
The deaf people of Nicaragua communicate via body
language and gestures since there was no official
Nicaraguan Sign Language at that time.

 

— hearing then deaf then hearing then deaf

Hawkeye, in the comic books, started as a hearing
character, but over the years the cartoonist made
him deaf, then again hearing and then again deaf.
Fantasy? Yes. Realistic? No.

 

— shop talk sometimes hard for deaf to follow

When hearing people discuss work issues at a place
of employment, their language shifts towards
shop abbreviations and shop lingo with shop talk
thrown in. Even with interpreters it can be difficult
for the deaf to follow – nothing to do with lack of
knowledge but much to do with not seeing these words
come up every day, all the time!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 13 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 13, 2019

— too many sign language machines

we have too many “inventors” claiming to be the
first to “invent” these sign language machines.
An article in the Smithsonian Magazine questioned
the usefulness of these (many) sign language
machines. The magazine is correct.

 

— a weakness in FCC’s captioning law

The FCC requires captioned videos on-line
only if that original program was already
captioned on TV. The loophole is videos
that were never shown in TV. Because
of lawsuits targeting that loophole,
the FCC may (or may not) require these
non-TV videos to be captioned. Confusing?
Yes, and this is why we have attorneys
fighting each other in the courts.

 

— to laugh or to cry at a doctor’s office

DeafDigest editor went to a doctor’s office
to pick up a patient. The receptionist knew
the editor was deaf and told him to go to
the waiting room to wait for the patient.
A different employee shouted out a name.
No response. She again shouted out this
name and again, no response. The editor
saw it all but assumed it was for a
different patient. The receptionist
then realized what was happening and
came over to him to go and pick up
that patient. A minor issue, yes, but
to laugh or to cry?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 12 March 2019

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— Coda’s nightmare

Coda stands for Child of Deaf Adults. This abbreviation
has become a word over the years. In a newspaper story,
a Coda explained his nightmare – comments from friends
such as dummy, how can you speak if your parents sign,
do you interpret all tne time, do you always make noise
at home, and so on. Many codas deal with it; many
don’t.

 

— big publicity for nothing

British Airways announced that they were doing a
commercial involving deaf 12-year old female
twins. The British deaf community was excited
about it. The commercial taping only took
20 minutes. But when the commercial aired on
TV, the twins were missing, thus disappointing
the TV viewers. This is how it works in the
industry – that not everything that gets taped
gets shown!

 

— deaf food stand owner and impatient customers

There are deaf owners of food stands. They create
special menus where hearing customers could just
point to the dishes they want. Very helpful?
Not always! One deaf chef said there are always
some impatient customers that just want to
voice out their orders instead of pointing to
dishes on the menu. It is a big shame.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 11 March 2019

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— the boss of a professional basketball team is deaf

Tamika Catchings, who is deaf, but functions as a hearing
person, was promoted to her new position as the Vice
President of Indiana Fever, a women’s pro basketball team in
WNBA. She is charge of all basketball operations.
Her goal is to become the General Manager of a team in
the NBA. Never say impossible.

 

— interpreter following deaf chef in kitchen!

A newspaper story said that a deaf chef in a kitchen
is always followed by an interpreter! A newspaper
story said that a deaf chef Saima Shafaatulla,
has an interpreter always with her in the kitchen
of the Grand Central Hotel, Glascow, Scotland.
Hard to believe. An interpreter at kitchen staff
meetings, yes, but during hectic kitchen moments
where everyone is yelling and there are always
kitchen mistakes.

 

 

— major travel agency makes deaf needs a priority

A travel agency has required all of its coffee cafes
to make everything deaf-accessible. This means
pad and pen always available for deaf travelers.
Also computerized table touch pads for them.
It is So-Coffee, operated by the agency
based in Poland! Why not American agencies?
We have ADA.

 

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a special session to make sure that deaf
children are not being discriminated against
in education programs.
The Orangeville Fire Department (Ohio)
has had its group of fire fighters take
training courses on how to deal with
the deaf in emergency situations.
Deaf artists in Belfast, Northern Ireland
have been encouraged to apply for funding
from an arts program to help them with their
art careers.
A group of deaf people showed up at the Kansas
Capitol grounds to create awareness on the
needs of the deaf and the hard of hearing.
This event was jointly coordinated by the
Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
and the Kansas State School for the Deaf
and also the Museum of Deaf History.
The Oyo State Government in Nigeria has seized
39-acre land owned by the Christian Mission School
for the Deaf. The school administration isn’t too
happy about it.
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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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D AND THE DEAF
    3D is very hot in the computer world. Everyone wants
3D. They think 3D can build anything.
    Can 3D implant a CI for the deaf? No, because a surgeon
must implant the CI. The 3D can’t do that job!
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NO INTERPRETER AT AUCTIONS
    Could a deaf person participate at a hearing auction
without an interpreter?
    There is fast action at auctions, and it is easy for
a hearing person to get lost!
    But what about a deaf person? A deaf businessman told
DeafDigest that he goes to auctions without an
interpreter!
    How? The auctioneers know him. And they use their
fingers to tell the deaf person the price being bid,
and will make sure the deaf person knows the price that
has been bid.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I went snowshoeing with my son-in-law and two dogs.
I followed him from behind for easy trekking across the
frozen reservoir.
The ice is about 2 1/2 feet thick, as we saw people ice fishing.
We went from one side of the reservoir to the other, a 2 1/2
hour trek!
The temperature was very comfortable, in the high 30s and
sunny.
My daughter drove around the reservoir and rescued us!
It has been a long brutal cold winter and this was great
opportunity to be out!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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Top stories about the deaf:
A deaf person, who was denied an opportunity for a
job in valet parking, filed a lawsuit and won.
The USA Parking Services had to pay $150,000
to settle the case.
The College of New Jersey has sent a group of
hearing students interested in the deaf
(interpreting students, deaf education majors,
etc) to Gallaudet to see what Deaf Culture
is all about.
Advice for deaf people that get “voice” video relay
calls that are interpreted – beware if you do not
recognize the hearing person’s name, it may be
a scam. There was a story of hearing scammers
using video relay services to try to scam the
deaf out of their money.
A 13-year old mainstreamed student in the Omaha
(Nebraska) public schools system had to wait
for a late-arriving school bus six times
in recent days. It was a big story in
the newspapers. Why not Nebraska School
for the Deaf? This Omaha-based school
closed up for good years ago.
MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois
is presenting a plan to help local businesses
work with the deaf. This city is where
Illinois School for the Deaf is located.
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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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$1.00 PER YEAR SALARY
    California governor Schwarzenneger only earns $1.00
per year salary for his job. New York mayor Michael
Bloomberg earns this same $1.00 salary, the same with
governors in Tennessee and New Jersey. And again, the
Ford CEO offered to work for $1.00 per year They are
wealthy and really don’t need the full time salary.
    What about the deaf? Do we have rich deaf persons
that would work for just $1.00 per year in salary?
    Answer is no!
NOTE:
While this video is old, there are still rich people
nowadays that only accept $1.00 per year in salary.
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Lip reading tale
A deaf friend was chatting with a hearing person
A third person, that both deaf friend and hearing friend
knows, walked between them
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
He’s a dog
The hearing person actually said:
He’s a dork (a person no one likes)
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A LONG TIME AGO DEAF BOXER HELPED CREATE 10-COUNT RULE
    Deaf Burke was a famous early 19th century boxer. Before one
big match, the referee was worried about Burke not able to
hear the shouted 10-count rule. If a boxer is knocked to the
floor, he must get up before the end of the 10-count rule or
he is knocked out. Instead, the referee used his arms to show
Burke each count. This is the rule that boxing uses today –
thanks to deaf Burke!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Captioning is being offered at more and more “live” events across the
country and around the world. In addition to the television broadcast of
sporting events, you will find some sports stadiums now offer captioning
of what is going on within the stadium.
When a referee makes a call that the audience can hear, that is being
captioned. When a song is sung, that is being captioned. When the crowd is
cheering or booing, that is being captioned. Captioning helps people fully
participate in the experience.
Some colleges and universities are now providing captioning for
graduations and sporting events. The captioning may be displayed on
screens in the auditorium or stadium, on the Web for live viewing, or
possibly sent to handheld devices.
People with a hearing loss who would benefit from captioning at sporting
or entertainment events, conventions, conferences, or other public
gatherings can make the request of the planners of these events to provide
captioning. Sometimes it is just a matter of educating people about what
captioning is, the technology that is available, and the importance of
providing these services.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Over the objections of the Arizona Harkins
movie theatrical group, the Ninth Circuit has
accepted the Department of Justice brief.
    Others filing briefs are AgBell, NAD and
three other groups. This is in reference to
movie captions that Harkins opposes.
    The briefs have varying opinions. Two
groups argued that ADA requires closed captions
whereas other briefs argue that ADA requires
both open and closed, with emphasis on open.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Congressman Kevin Yoder has been reappointed to the
Gallaudet board of trustees. He is the one that has been
trying to form a Deaf Caucus on the Hill.
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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 8, 2019

— Upcoming book of poetry “Deaf Republic”

Deaf author Ilya Kaminsky has written a book
on a series of poems about a fictional deaf town
“Vasenka.” Those that have read “Islay” by
Doug Bullard years back, may enjoy this book.

 

— unexpected problem with employer that hires the deaf

There is a big problem with an employer that hires the
deaf. He can only hire just a few deaf applicants, but
is overwhelmed with too, too many deaf applicants.
They get angry when they apply and don’t get the job
and accuse the employer of discriminating against the deaf!

 

 

— duties of an audiologist

What does an audiologist do? He diagnoses hearing
issues and problems and tries to fix them. Well,
a newspaper story said:

a doctor that develops hearing aid technology

Hearing aid technology as in developing better
hearing aids!

DeafDigest does not know what to make of these
two completely different job descriptions for
the same job – audiologist.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 07 March 2019

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— a fired deaf woman loses ADA discrimination case

A deaf woman, who was fired from her job, hired a
private attorney to file a job discrimination law
suit. She lost the case, and appealed and lost again.
The deaf attorney who followed the case, but not
involved with it, said the court was correct,
saying the ADA requires only reasonable accommodations,
and not the person’s preferred accommodation. Also,
she had to clearly explain why she couldn’t do the
job without an interpreter around and not to
rely on the hearing employees to do the job
for her!

 

— the deaf and the chess

Do we have deaf chess players that became
grandmasters? Yes, a few. Do we have high level
deaf chess competitions? Yes. Is there a national
chess organiation for the deaf? Yes – there is a
American Chess Association of the Deaf, and it
has a facebook page. Anyway, this organization
is looking for few good deaf chess players
that want to participate in chess at the
2019 Winter Deaflympics in Chiavenna, Italy.
If interested or just want more information,
go to their facebook page and ask to contact
David Broadwater, the president. Lastly,
deaf chess is a serious event elsewhere in
the world, not necessarily that so in USA!

 

 

 

 

— Norway is scared of Deaf Blood

Norway is one of the world’s most advanced
nations with high standard of living,
and personal wealth. Yet, Norway does not
want to accept blood from deaf donors!
Deaf Blood different from Hearing Blood?
Of course not, but hospitals in Norway
feel interpreters, as the third party,
makes the hospital administrators
uncomfortable. The Norwegian Deaf Association,
not too happy about it, is fighting
the hospitals.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 06 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 6, 2019

— explaining how it is to be deaf in hearing world

Jovita, 14-year old British deaf girl (last name not known),
is one of the finalists in the BC Young Reporter Competition.
Her story, as a deaf girl from a deaf family, dealing with
the hearing in the real world, beat out 1,500 competing
entries!

 

— not yet Halloween, but a horror movie

A new horror movie coming up is – Soul To Keep.
It features a deaf actress – Sandra Mae Frank,
who previously acted on stage in Broadway.
More details are coming up soon about that film.

 

 

— non-deaf person helping the deaf

Ask any older deaf person who was John Skakandy,
and the chances are that no one has heard of
him. The DeafDigest editor served TDI, Inc
as the CEO during the early eighties and made
many contacts among hearing people in the
computer, captions and TTY fields. Skakandy
just passed away, and the obit said he helped
set up a computer-based TTY system during the
early eighties. Obviously no one in the
Deaf Community also heard of him.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 05 March 2019

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— trained by the best, but no job offers

There was a story of a deaf person wanting
to become a chef. The deaf agency sent him
to several top restaurants in the city
to be trained each day by these hearing
chefs. The story said these chefs worked
hard to teach the deaf chef these kitchen
tricks of the trade. Job offers – none
so far! Why? Are these chefs saying
“let other restaurants hire him, not me?”
These restaurants are in Karachi, Pakistan.

 

— deaf person is now top boss of a professional basketball team

Tamika Catchings, who is deaf but functions as a hearing
person, was promoted to a new position – as the vice president
of basketball operations of the Indiana Fever professional
women’s basketball team (WNBA). She retired few years ago
after a successful playing career with the same team.
Not sure exactly what her duties are but DeafDigest
feels she runs the show – has the final say on all
baskeball decisions (hiring, firing, drafting, signing
contracts, trading, etc). She probably does not know or
uses ASL.

 

— a failed Deaf Caucus

A story five years ago caught DeafDigest editor’s
attention. Past Congressman Kevin Yoder wanted to
form a Deaf Caucus on the Hill. His efforts did not
succeed. Possibly it is because he was not
re-elected from his district in Kansas.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 March 2019

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— agencies say they don’t discriminate, but they do

No government agency would admit they discriminate
even when they do. A deaf person resigned from his
job with a government agency. The agency director
jumped high with joy. Reason – saving the agency
money in interpreting costs. Discrimination?
Yes.

 

— always scary

A deaf man was seated in a railroad seat.
A hearing person stood up and shouted abusive
comments, unaware that the person in front of him
was deaf. By luck, the deaf person turned around
and saw him ready to get into a fight. The
deaf person easily overwhelmed the abusive
person. Police came and the abusive person
was arrested. Scary? Yes, as it could happen
to any of us. In other words, try to always
watch your back.

 

— discrimination lawsuits said to be useless

Discrimination lawsuits useless? Deaf people win,
but does it change things. No, discrimination
continues. This is what an advocate said.

 

 

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Top stories about the deaf:
Because of shortage of teachers in some school
districts, classes are being video conferenced.
Does this help the deaf? No one is sure.
Deaf people in Great Britain are complaining
that their subtitles are too slow to show
up on the screen. Making it worse is that
SKY, a major network provider, is not
captioning a lot of their news programs.
The Jacksonville Community Center for the Deaf
and the city of Jacksonville (Illinois)
are working together on the best way to
reach the deaf community. This community
is in the backyard of Illinois School for
the Deaf.
Finally after 11 years, the Idaho Council for
the Deaf and Hard Hearing will have an
interpreter of its own. For some reason
the interpreter position was never funded
by the state, forcing the agency director,
who is deaf, to contract out each time
an interpreter is needed.
Police and Lip Sync (fake speech?) One college
hosted a Lip Sync Challenge video which is
supposed to help the police deal with the deaf!
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HARD TO TELL IF HEARING PERSON IS POPULAR
   Sometimes it is hard to tell if a friendly hearing
person is popular with his hearing friends.
   This hearing person is very friendly with the deaf,
always smiling, always joking, always cheerful, etc.
   But if many hearing people hate him and don’t tell you
about it, then it can be awkward sometimes!
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PERMITS HASSLES FOR A DEAF CLUBHOUSE SAME AS A BIG STADIUM
   If someone wants to build a new and big football stadium –
there are a lot of hassles. Must get approvals and permits for
construction, environmental study, traffic study, economic
impact, neighborhood association approval, etc, etc. Often
takes many months to get all permits approved. And there
are lawsuits by those that don’t want a stadium.
   A permit for a small clubhouse for a deaf club
easy to get?
   No. Same thing. Same hassles just like a football
stadium.
   It is hard to believe.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
We are doing renovations in our kitchen.
Last week we hired a contractor to put in a new floor in the kitchen.
We had to empty the kitchen and move everything into the living room.
The project took 5 days.
It was very difficult for me as a DeafBlind person.
Searching for dry food scattered everywhere was not an easy task!
Once I set the items in specific places in the living room they were
mysteriously “relocated” to another part of the room!
My wife is smarter, she took a vacation away with our grandson!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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Top stories about the deaf:

Nancy Benham, who served New York State School
for the Deaf (Rome) as assistant superintendent,
is the new superintendent of Colorado School
for the Deaf and Blind.

Some doctors in Great Britain have been setting up
videophones for the benefit of their deaf patients.
Already non-signing deaf are complaining about it.

North Carolina School for the Deaf is now
looking for a new director.

Every famous family has dark secrets. The Rockefeller
Family’s dark secret was John D. Rockefeller that
played a deaf peddler to sell junk. This fact
was posted up in the History web site.

The KZN Blind and Deaf Society in South Africa
was embezzled a significant amount of money
from its treasury. It was learned that the
person who did the embezzling was the agency
director, and he is being taken to justice.

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TELLING A STUDENT NOT TO GO TO GALLAUDET OR NTID
Years ago, a principal of a deaf school hated
Gallaudet and NTID.
He told his best students, not to go to either
college but to go to a hearing college. He said it
is best for them.
One student wanted to go to a deaf college,
but the principal used heavy pressure on him
everyday, telling him to go to hearing college.
The stubborn student gave up and went to a
hearing college.
Was he happy? No, he was very bitter about
it. He became a board member of the deaf school
board of directors and used his powers to give
the principal very hard time!

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A hearing friend and a deaf friend were talking
politics.

The deaf friend thought hearing person said:
Will spend be nominated?

The hearing friend actually said:
Will Pence be nominated?

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WORKING AT DEAF PLACE OR WORKING AT HEARING PLACE
A deaf person worked for many years at a hearing
place, where he was the only deaf employee.
His boss would write down his tasks on paper –
#1 task, #2 task, #3 task, etc.
The deaf person would follow the notes while
doing his tasks. Easy. No problem.
The deaf person quit his job at the hearing
workplace to work at a deaf place (agency serving
the deaf).
His new boss was deaf. Not necessary to write
notes? Well. The new boss would sign in ASL very
fast – please do task #1, please do task #2,
please do task #3. It was so fast that he had a
hard time remembering these tasks.
This deaf person realized he made a mistake
by leaving a hearing job for a deaf job!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Captioning and CART technology is changing at a rapid pace. Because we as
a society have developed so many ways of communicating, the methods of
providing access must also change.

Television captioning was the standard way people viewed media for many
years, but now we have the internet, smartphones, and the ability to bring
laptop and tablet computers almost everywhere we go.

For a realtime captioner, keeping up with technology can be a daunting
task. We used to hear that you should upgrade your computer every two
years. Now you must upgrade your services frequently to fit the needs of
your consumers.

Some students request a wireless connection in a classroom. Can you
provide that? Some companies require that you use certain software to
stream over the internet. Can you do that?  Videotapes have been replaced
with many other formats. Can your encoder insert captions in other
formats? Your customer wants access wherever he travels. Can you send the
captions to his smartphone?

Keeping up with technological advances may be a challenge for some people
because it can be costly and time consuming, but it can also be very
rewarding. Watching someone read the captions on his or her smartphone for
the first time and seeing the look of excitement and joy can make all the
hard work seem worth it

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Harkins movie chain in Arizona is trying
to tell the Ninth Circuit judge that the brief
field by Department of Justice is no good for
various reasons.

Harkins has been saying that the ADA does
not require them to show captioned films
and that as long as the deaf have access to
these movies, then ADA is being complied with.
Said a deaf attorney:

I’d be shocked if the Ninth Circuit refuses the
DOJ’s brief

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jerome Moers,
of Colorado, that departed us. Said an acquaintance:

Colorado has lost a good leader and friend!

As a much younger man at Gallaudet, he was one of the
best players the football team has ever had. After
graduating, he worked with computers – possibly as
one of these earliest deaf computer professionals.
At one time during the sixties, he helped advise
Gallaudet on computer needs. He reportedly told
the Gallaudet administration that they needed to
hire top notch computer professionals instead of
relying on people that were never formally trained
in computers. That Gallaudet is on the cutting edge
of computers can be traced to —–Jerome!

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DeafDigest – 03 March 2019

Sometimes it is hard to tell if a friendly hearing
person is popular with his hearing friends.
This hearing person is very friendly with the deaf,
always smiling, always joking, always cheerful, etc.
But if many hearing people hate him and don’t tell you
about it, then it can be awkward sometimes!

DeafDigest – 01 March 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 1, 2019

— bad recordkeeping in Martha’s Vineyard

Much have been said about generations of
people born deaf on Martha’s Vineyard and
that many villagers knew sign language
to communicate with the deaf as well as
with each other. It was learned that many
older natives could not remember which of
their ancestors were deaf and which were
hearing!

 

— two year program or four year program

Which interpreting program is better? Two
year (associate degree) or four year
(bachelor’s)? A coda’s parent said two year
is much cheaper than a four year program.
An administrator said two years may not be
enough for interpreting students to become
more fluent with their signs (expressive
and receptive).

 

— a serious problem with the deaf in prison

A most serious problem the deaf prisoners
face (asides from these ADA and discrimination
issues) is social isolation. Hearing prisoners
mingle with each other socially; not always
that so easy with the deaf.

 

 

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