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DeafDigest – 31 July 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 31, 2019

— deaf people in legal disagreements with hearing people

When deaf people get into serious disagreements, going
into mediation is one choice. The mediator listens to
both sides and decides who is right and who is wrong.
A mediator said words are very important – the wrong
word could lose the case; the right word may help
win the case. And when deaf person signs with body
language, it may or may not influence the mediator.
This is important – that mediator be made aware that
a sign could be interpreted in several different
words, and that the interpreter must know how
to interpret the right word. Not an easy task, but
very challenging!

 

— a rare TV station

When there are captioning errors, many TV stations
would either deny these happened or refer the
complaints to FCC. Well, the WWNY/WNYF TV station
in Watertown, NY is rare. This station says for
all captioning issues to be emailed them (without
saying that FCC should be the one that handles
these). And also that this Watertown station said
they do have issues with captioning equipment and
with program providers! Other TV stations won’t say
it but Watertown did.

 

— The Delta uniform and the ASL-fluent flight attendant

Delta announced that flight attendant uniforms may have
a pin saying they are ASL-fluent. What is going to happen
if an ASL-fluent flight attendant refuses to wear the
pin? Delta said it is an option for them. They cannot
be forced to wear the ASL pin if they refuse!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 30 July 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 30, 2019

— deaf business owners dealing with hearing customers

Do deaf business owners deaf with hearing customers?
Some do; some don’t. DeafDigest mentioned that Roberto
Wirth owns Hassler Roma and that he is deaf and that
patrons are hearing. DeafDigest interviewed Wirth
years ago, asking him how does he deal with hearing
patrons. He said that he doesn’t but has hearing people
at the front desk, at his restaurants and at his other
hotel facilities. Every morning he has face to face
meetings with his three top-level hearing department
administrators to discuss issues, ideas and problems
they may have had during the previous day. In other
words, when there are problems, Roberto is the first
to know about it!

 

— cannot understand gestures

François Caradec, who is not deaf, collects gestures
used by every one all over the world. He said there
is no such a thing as a simple gesture that people
everywhere would understand. He is correct. Years
ago DeafDigest editor was in Barcelona. At a restaurant
for a morning breakfast, he pointed to the menu which
indcated “breakfast eggs” and gestured “scrambled
eggs.” The waitress could not understand it and
asked for the manager. The manager could not understand
it, and asked for the restaurant owner whom could not
understand it. After repeated gesturing attempts,
they finally understood it.

 

 

— bad restaurant comment by an employer

A restaurant owner said:

A deaf person will not be at the front counter.
They are hired to clean up tables or to clean up
the bathrooms.

He is correct – but we are seeing more and more,
ever slowly, deaf people doing “hearing” tasks
that they would have never been permitted to do
so in the past!

 

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DeafDigest – 29 July 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 29, 2019

— Deaf Hotel in a Hearing TV movie

Hallmark just featured a new movie –
Love in Rome. The hotel which was a big
part of the movie was Hassler Roma.
This hotel is owned and operated by
Roberto Wirth, who is deaf. His hotel
is considered to be one of the five best
hotels in the world. Roberto, who was born
in Switzerland, was educated at American
School for the Deaf, Gallaudet and NTID –
before he made hotel services his goal
and his career. DeafDigest believes it is
the first time a movie featured a deaf
owned business! Was Roberto featured in
the movie, in a cameo appearance? No.
Any mention of deafness in the hotel
scenes? No.

 

— Starbucks’ first deaf shift manager

Does Starbucks, near Gallaudet, have a
deaf shift manager? Do not know. Anyway
Muhammad Aizad, who is deaf, is the shift
manager at the Deaf Starbucks Malaysia.
Does he supervise sign-language
hearing employees? Hope so, becasue many
hearing employees hate being supervised
by a deaf boss!

 

— a fact or a joke

A fact or a joke? A web news posting said:

The National Association of the Deaf has been supportive
of the new proposal. However, they have expressed concerns
about banning the use of hand signals because it could be
stigmatizing for deaf fans.

This refers to:
The Major League Baseball Players Association has announced that
“On-Field Cell Phone Use” is a major agenda item in the next
collective bargaining agreement. The players union wants MLB to
equip the players, coaches and umpires with smartphones.

A joke? Of course – but do keep in mind deaf major leaguers
of way back in 1880’s and 1890’s helped develop hand
signals for the benefit of hearing baseball players and
hearing fans (Dumny Hoy, Dummy Taylor and Ed Dundon).

 

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DeafDigest – 28 July 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
Rie Saito, a deaf Japanese woman, was hoping to
win a seat in the upper house legislative
body. She didn’t win.
Madam Sara Buchanan, a top government official
in Liberia, said that deaf people should have
never been denied educational opportunities.
Her comments hit the country newspapers.
The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services
has sent a group of prison officers for a
6-month course in sign language in order to
communicate with deaf prisoners.
Hearing people treat the deaf and the disabled
as being stupid. This is what one activist
wrote on a web posting.
A newspaper columnist joked about deaf senior
citizen golfers golfing together. And that
there were rules – a hearing aid must not
whistle in middle of a putting attempt
and a sign language expert must watch
them golf through to make sure there was
no scorecard cheating. And also that they
must bring pencil and pad to communicate
with hearing golfers on the course.
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A FUSSY DEAF UNIVERSITY STUDENT IN PARIS
    At the deaf school in Paris, the administrator told DeafDigest
editor a story.
    They are proud of one of their graduates, who is attending a big
university in France. But that student is fussy.
    He refuses French Sign Language interpreters. He also refuses CART
services.
    What does he prefer? A notetaker that goes with him to every class
in the university!
    Weird? Possibly.
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HISTORIANS LOVE THIS DEAF PERSON
    Martin Parry, who is deaf, lives in Swindon,
United Kingdom. It is a city of 200,000 people
about 80 miles from London.
    He has been saving old movies of the past days of
Swindon, from 1930 through 1960.
    Hearing viewers are fascinated by watching the
different way of life (cars, clothes, stores,
street traffic, and famous landmarks that have
disappeared).
    He spends a lot of time with this hobby.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Bathroom at the mall
During our vacation at the beach, we had one rainy day.
We went to a mall and it was a huge one!
Going to the bathroom was somewhat difficult.
I had to find the right place to take a pee! Then, I had to search for a
sink to wash up.
Finding paper towels or a hand dryer was not an easy task!
After I exited the bathroom, I went to what I thought was the main hall to
wait for my wife.
A lady took my hand and guided me.  It ended up that the men’s room door
way and women’s room door way were close to each other and directly in
line with each other.
Oops!  I was standing inside the door of the lady’s bathroom!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 28 July 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
Liam Mcmulkin, a British deaf student taking courses
in science, was frustrated with lack of signs for
words in the scientific field. He went out ant
created his own signs. Not sure if other deaf
scientists will copy these signs for their own
communications.
The Taxpayers’ Union, a political party in
New Zealand, criticized the government for
inserting a sign language video in a press
release, saying deaf people can read and
that captions are enough.
The Filipino government ordered all agencies
to establish express waiting lanes for the deaf
that seek public services.
A job-seeking deaf person received an employment
offer but the physician, who was required to sign
these employment papers, said that her deafness
was a disease. For that reason her employment
date has been delayed five months. Not
happening in USA but in Malaysia!
Ronald Sealey, who was deaf, owned his own
auto repair business in Hastings, Nebraska.
He passed away and the newspaper obit
said he was the most trusted mechanic
in town, always making it a point to
communicate with hearing customers even
when they couldn’t communicate that well
with him.
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LEGISLATORS AND DEAF LEADERS
    Many deaf leaders hope to have a good professional
relationship with political leaders and legislators.
    Most legislators do not know the deaf, but a
few of them do know the deaf.
    It is always a surprise for deaf visitors at
government buildings to see a deaf leader being
greeted with “hi” and “hello” and hugs by legislators
in the hallways.
    These relationships are important for deaf agencies
to get bills passed and to get funds.
    Not always easy to develop personal relationships
because legislators are always busy and do not have
time for a chat.
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Lip reading tale
A deaf hot rod driver was talking about their
hot rod cars with a hearing hot rod driver
The deaf driver thought the hearing driver said:
You need to put a little joke on the carburetor
The hearing driver actually said:
You need to put a little choke on the carburetor
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A HEARING EAR CAT
    A Hearing Ear cat? Not a joke. In England there was a
deaf woman, who lived by herself in her apartment
with a cat. Each time the doorbell rang, the cat would
jump into the deaf woman’s lap, alerting her that someone
was at the door. It worked each time.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we look at a stenocaptioner’s personal dictionary, we see countless
hours of preparation. Every word must be entered into the dictionary in
order to translate properly. A captioner might have the following entries
in his or her personal dictionary.
SRAOU=view
TKAEU=day
ROPB=Ron
The captioner may hear a sentence like this where someone was talking
about the crew of a spacecraft:
“The crew planned their ROPB/TKAEU/SRAOU with the Space Station.”
This sentence may translate like this:
“The crew planned their Ron day view with the Space Station.”
In order to get this sentence to translate properly, the captioner would
have to have the following entry in his or her dictionary:
ROPB/TKAEU/SRAOU=rendezvous
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    How powerful is the Power of the Attitude?
Ohio State University would not caption their
football scoreboard, thus eliciting a lawsuit
from a football fan.
    And the Cowboys Stadium is accessible,
and the team recently gave tour to the disabled,
showing them how friendly the stadium is.
    Two famous football programs. One with Bad
Attitude; other one with Great Attitude.
    And as a matter of irony, Ohio State has
a great Deaf Education program. Unfortunately
the Deaf Education program and the football
program are not connected to each other!
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The saga of the old campus of Virginia School for the
Deaf & Blind at Hampton continues. After years of
political squabbling, the school was closed for good
in 2008. Yet, the campus buildings have not yet
been converted for other purposes. Something to do
with ownership issues, deed issues and political issues.
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DeafDigest – 26 July 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 26, 2019

— world’s youngest interpreting student

Ifeanyi Obiego, just 8-years old, is the world’s
youngest interpreting student. He is a Coda and
an agency, after watching him interpret as a
volunteer, was so impressed and immediately
awarded him a scholarship to attend a
interpreting program. Not happening in USA
because of child labor laws – but it is happening
in Lagos, Nigeria. A great idea? Certainly no;
just let him grow up first.

 

— Rochester as a booming deaf community

Daily Beast, a web site devoted to local news
and stories, ran a long article about
Rochester, NY as a deaf-community hub
for two reasons – Rochester School for
the Deaf and NTID. It said many deaf
people stay in the area, and for that reason,
it has become deaf-friendly. It parallels
these deaf friendly locales of Washington, DC,
Austin, and others.

 

 

— the hated, and confusing, wording

An agency put out this wording that not only
is hated, but confusing. It says:

Sign language interpreter services will be provided
only upon request, with notice as far in advance as
possible, but no less than three full business days
prior to the day of the event.

It punishes last-minute interpreting requests
but does not punish hearing people that show up
at the last minute!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 July 2019

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— Deaf Starbucks Malaysia vs Deaf Starbucks USA; Malaysia wins 2-1

We only have one Deaf Starbucks in USA and it is in
Washington, DC, not too far from the Gallaudet
campus. Starbucks Malaysia just announced the opening
of their second Deaf Starbucks any time real soon.
Why not other Deaf Starbucks in Frederick, Rochester,
Austin, Fremont, Indianapolis, New York and other
major cities where deaf population is high? Anyway
Malaysia leads USA 2 to 1 in their Deaf Starbucks
locations.

 

— A medical facility continues to refuse interpreters

The Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute has had,
from time to time, deaf patients that seek treatment.
And this facility was mentioned in a posting of
refusing intepreters five different times over
the years. Even with these Section 504 and Section 1557
as well as ADA regulations, that facility still
has not learned a lesson! At any rate, that
facility has signed an agreement to provide
interpreters for future deaf patients. Habitual
offender? Yes!

 

 

— useless movie captioning device

A deaf man with his girl friend went to a
movie theater in Pinellas Park, Florida
and asked for a captioning device. It did
not work; he went back several times to
exchange these devices, hoping to find one
device that finally worked. It never worked
at all – thus wasting an hour of these
back and forth trips. The ADA states that
these devices must work and that a staffer
must know how to get it installed properly.
The theater gave him refund for the movie
they were not able to watch – but never
got an apology from the theater manager!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 24 July 2019

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— deaf coffee or deaf pizza

Which is a closer walk from Gallaudet to a
deaf coffee place or a deaf pizza place on
H Street NE, Washington, DC? Starbucks is
closer, near 6th Street. Mozzeria will open
up near 13th Street. In other words a walk of
approximately seven blocks between both
deaf places, but Starbucks is a shorter walk to
Gallaudet. 

 

— modeling and selling clothes on TV

Zi Wei, who is deaf, is the host of a TV
livestreaming program, modeling and selling
her clothes. Viewers could buy these
clothes on-line if they like what she is
modeling. It is not an easy job for her,
as she may model as many as 60 different
clothes in the 6-hour long livestreaming
program! Can get quite exhausting at the
end of the day.

 

— disabled contestant joking about sign language

Ryan Niemiller, a disabled hearing contestant, is
auditioning for a spot on the “America’s Got Talent”
TV program. He said that when he left a restaurant,
the hostess thanked him (for coming) in sign
language. He wasn’t sure if the hostess thought
he had a hearing loss in addition to his physical
disability, so made a joke out of it. Not sure
if joking about it is good manners or is bad manners!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 23 July 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 23, 2019

— would not learn from deaf that knows how to do it

It is always the same old story that hearing administrators
decide what is best for the deaf without asking the deaf
what is best for them. This is an issue that a deaf
activist brought it up. An example is a flashing fire
alarm. The hearing adminstrator decided to have it posted
on a wall – behind – the deaf employee’s desk, not realizing
that the deaf person does not have eyes behind his head.
The fire alarm had to be moved 3 or 4 times in the deaf
person’s work space before the deaf person was satisfied.
Not just once did the hearing administrator ask the deaf
employee if the newer location on the wall was good for him!

 

— deaf coming back from the dead!

It is always the same old story that in TV
programs, movies and plays that a character
is “killed off” but in future episodes that
character comes back! A perfect example is
deaf actress Shoshanna Stern being killed off
as the Eileen character in the TV episode
Men of Letters only to have her rise from
the dead! Yes, it is up to scriptwriters to
make the whole thing so believable, even
when it is not!

 

— almost perfect speech for deaf person with no speech

A high tech company is coming up with am AI application
that is said to develop speech-to-speech conversion
for deaf people that have no speaking skills at all.
Possible or impossible? It is impossible in the
first place no matter how hard these tech people
say it is very possible!

 

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DeafDigest – 22 July 2019

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— Marvel Super Hero is deaf

Marvel is featuring Lauren Ridloff as the first
time-ever deaf Super Hero. She will be part of
Marvel Cinematic Universe’s five next movies.

 

— interpreters hate it

All interpreters hate it when they are asked to
fingerspell a 20-letter word for a deaf scientist
during a Science Conference! This is why many
deaf scientists discuss with interpreters – before –
the conference begins, to “invent” signs for possible
long-word science words that may be brought up.

 

— theatrical play: open captions or interpreters

Which is best? Open captions or interpreters
during a theatrical play. There are many deaf
people that love open captions. Again there
are many other deaf people that love
interpreters. No-win situation for play
producers? Yes!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 22 July 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
The Association of Lawyers with Disabilities in Nigeria
is demanding that deaf attorneys be provided with
interpreters when in the courtroom.
A group of Italians staged a rally in Rome to
demand government recognition of sign language.
Apple has added a new emojis that portrays
a deaf person.
A honorary sheriff in Ascension Parish (Louisiana)
is interpreter Ari Latino. He was being honored
for his interpreting work during Tropical Storm Barry.
Keep in mind all interpreters in all parts of USA
perform above the call of duty in emergencies.
The new president of Rotary Club of Springfield
(MA) is Bert Carter. He is the president and
CEO of the Willie Ross School for the Deaf.
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DEAF LOST IN FRANCE; HEARING LOST IN FRANCE
    Learning the bus system, the metro subway system, the railroad
system in France can be a big challenge.
    Which is better – to be deaf in France and to depend on eyes to
follow directions, or to be hearing in France and to depend on
ears to follow directions?
    No difference. Hearing people get lost in France; same as with the
deaf!
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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,
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A CASHIER THAT INSULTS THE DEAF
    DeafDigest editor went to a store to buy something. He paid
for it at the cash register.
    The cashier, afraid to communicate with the deaf, put the money
in the cash register and pressed the cash register.
    DeafDigest editor saw the cash display screen and knew how
much money it cost. But the cashier went around the counter to
the front of the cash register to point his finger at the money
amount that was paid.
    Very insulting! Makes DeafDigest editor look stupid.
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Vacation with family
Trying to enjoy my vacation with family.
Plans tend to be last minute that create some hardship
Example going to a museum arranging interpreter services in advance.
My wife’s sister and brother in law both deaf, read captions and scripts.
My wife ended up interpreting for me.  She paid for her own admission!
Meanwhile we are on the beach.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Mary Greenstone
that departed us. For many years she was the pillar
of the Los Angeles area Deaf Community. While
her work was based at the Los Angeles Club of the Deaf,
her influence reached out in the wide area for
over 60 years. In 2001, the club awarded her as
the Lifetime Member, the highest honor any
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WORLD PREMIERE “DEAFGPS”
STARTING TUES, JULY 23
Watch daily media coverage of World Congress hosted by World
Federation of the Deaf (WFD) on H3 World TV starting next
Tues July 23!
WORLD PREMIERE of “DeafGPS” mini-doc series exploring issues
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Top stories about the deaf:
An activist, in a letter to the newspaper
editor, proposed free hearing aids for senior
citizens above the age of 65.
Did the deaf people want the Sign-Language
Glove to be invented? No, and there was an
article said it is another example of hearing
people deciding what is best for the deaf
without consulting the deaf in the first place!
Emilia Jones, who is deaf, has been crowned as
2019 Miss White County (Illinois).
A hungry person does not like to come home
from work, too tired to cook up their own
food in the kitchen. A deaf-owned food
delivery company is thriving in Chengdu,
China (10,500,000 people) – 18 of the
company’s 24 employees are deaf, and they
are busy getting orders, cooking these
orders, packing up and then delivering
these meals everwhere in Chengdu. Doesn’t
matter to hungry hearing people if these
employees are deaf – good food is good
food!
The Metro Court of Albuquerque, NM
has been accused of discriminating against
deaf tenants. A deaf tenant requested an
interpreter, and the judge said no.
It is not known if it resulted in a
lawsuit.
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GIVING FREE HEARING AIDS
    Derrick Coleman, the Super Bowl football player, who
is deaf, gave free hearing aids to several deaf students.
    DeafDigest hopes these deaf students will use the
hearing aids.
    Many years ago, a famous baseball player came to a
school for the deaf, to give a free hearing aid for a
hard of hearing student from a poor family.
    What did that student do? Put the hearing aid in
his bedroom cabinet drawer and never used it!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing dog walker and a deaf dog walker were
walking their dogs in a public park.
The hearing dog walker was pointing at a dog.
The deaf dog walker thought the hearing dog
walker said:
This dog naws on the bone
The hearing dog walker actually said:
This dog gnaws on the bone
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INGER SPELLING A WASTE OF TIME?
    A hearing doctor knows fingerspelling, but is not
smooth with it. He struggles and is slow with it.
    That doctor has a name tag on his pocket for
patients to see it.
    That doctor’s last name is very long – Dr. Dzienkiewicz
and he met a deaf patient. The doctor fingerspelled
“my name is d-z-i-e———“
    The deaf patient almost fell asleep, bored with the
slow fingerspelling.
    That doctor should have just said “my name is” and
then point to his name tag on his pocket!
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“How do you write that so fast?”
In order to achieve the speed necessary to caption at over 200 words per
minute, stenocaptioners write whole syllables or words in a single stroke.
They stroke multiple keys at one time, much like a chord on a piano.
This is different from someone typing on a computer keyboard, who is
typing one letter at a time. The captioner uses his or her left hand for
initial consonants, the thumbs for vowels, and the right hand for final
consonants.
If we look at the word “sat,” the “S” would be stroked with the left hand.
The “A” would be stroked with the thumb. The “T” would be stroked with the
right hand. All of these keys would be depressed at the same time, not one
letter at a time.
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    We may be seeing a new trend that would benefit
world travelers that are deaf.
    It is an on-line travel guide that comes up with
everything, meaning scripts and imagery. It is
supposed to help the deaf pre-plan their tours.
    A requirement is a credit card that would allow
the deaf travelers to download these guides and
to pick the sites. A tab would be run on the
credit card.
    DeafDigest fears that clicking errors would
create hassles with the credit card companies
and the tour operators. Or even those that
change their minds after selecting their
paid-for tours.
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Deaf British people are already sick and tired of these
hearing “deaf-for-a-day” deaf awareness events. A deaf activist
says there is too many of these and has accused these celebrities
of being interested in these events only because they were paid
do perform these pretend-deaf roles.
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DeafDigest – 19 July 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 19, 2019

— these non-captioned training films

Powerlink Facilities Management Services
offered a job to a deaf person and told
her to watch the training films first
before she could be officially hired.
These films were not captioned and
the would-be-employee raised this
issue with the management. The
company would not do anything to
make her training accessible. As a
result a lawsuit was filed. The attorney
said:

the company lost a valuable employee and
gained a federal lawsuit

 

 

— Fire destroys “A Silent Voice” studio

An arsonist destroyed the Kyoto Studio in
Japan. This studio hosted the 2016 film
“”A Silent Voice” which featured a deaf
character facing discrimination.

 

— accept or reject party invitations

A deaf person gets many party invitations
from his hearing friends. He almost always
rejects these invitations. Even when free
food and free drinks are offered, he knows
hearing friends will ignore him all night.
This is the reason he turns down the
invitations.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 18 July 2019

— a new Delta plan

Delta plans to look for their employees that
are ASL-fluent (knowing more than 300 ASL signs).
Delta wants them to put their ASL pin on their
uniforms so that deaf passengers can ask for
assistance. Will it work? Hope so. Not every
deaf person knows ASL. And the 300 signs is too
low to be “certified” as ASL-fluent. And just
because flight attendants may know some ASL
does not mean they can read ASL! And what if Delta
finds out too late (hint – just as when the plane
is nearing the airport) that this flight attendant
knows some ASL. It happened to DeafDigest editor.

 

— important interpreter evaluation bill becomes law

Gov. Tony Evers, Wisconsin, signed into law the bill
Assembly Bill 250 which requires interpreters to be
certified. And to be part of the certification committee
are deaf members and already-certified interpreters.
Hope this bill works. DeafDigest editor is tired of
interpreters that do not sign that well, and even,
worse, do not read signs that well! This is not a joke.
Thirty years ago, the RID interpreters were the best.
Not always that so, nowadays.

 

— changing from Sainsbury’s to Signsnbury’s

Sainsbury is a top supermarket chain in Great
Britain. To honor deaf people that shop for
groceries at their supermarkets, one store
in one town is being renamed Signsnbury’s
for three days. Will Safeway change its
name to Signway or Whole Foods change its
name to Whole Signs and so on, in USA?
Or even Trader Joe’s (two blocks from
Gallaudet) change its name to Trader ASL?
Probably not!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 17 July 2019

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— deaf-hate posting in Facebook

A hearing woman did not like a deaf woman.
Because of her hatred she posted an anti-
deaf comment about the deaf woman’s deafness
on her facebook page. The upset deaf woman
then blocked these messages but the angry
hearing woman found a way around it. She
was arrested and brought to justice in
the court room.

 

— not all deaf people are the same

Many hearing people think all the deaf people
from all over the world are the same – same
sign language, same culture, same interests,
etc. This is wrong – same thing as not all
hearing people are the same!

 

 

— keyless cars may be dangerous for the deaf

The Kentucky Commission of Deaf and Hard Hearing
is warning people that keyless cars may be dangerous
for the deaf. A deaf woman died of carbon monoxide
poisoning. She forgot to turn off the engine in
her keyless car and the car continued to run all
night. Hearing people may hear the motor running.
The deaf can’t.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 16 July 2019

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— interesting viewpoint of the deaf by a past professor

Harlan Lane, who was widely acclaimed for his published
books on the deaf, has departed us. He was always supportive
on the needs of the deaf – yet his interest was different
from most professors that work with the deaf. He was
more interested on how hearing authors “label” the
deaf, much in a negative way. He would read all these
books, making a list of different labels that
hearing authors describe the deaf. Just as an
example, his list would say the deaf have been
labelled as:

1. functionally illiterate
2. oral
3. ASL
4. having employment issues
5. having underemployment issues
6. etc
7. etc

Lane did not agree with these labels hence
his interest in looking for more labels.

 

— a messy ADA lawsuit ends in a defeat for deaf patient

A deaf woman lost her ADA lawsuit against the hospital
nurse that coordinated her medical needs. Everything
went wrong. The interpreter came with her to for the
obstetrician appointment but did not come with her
for the emergency room appointment. The nurse,
without an interpreter, wrote notes that the deaf
woman nodded as if she understood. The ultrasound
equipment went bad. The VRI was blurry. The nurse
couldn’t find a replacement interpreter. The court
said the nurse did everything reasonably appropriate,
trying to accommodate the deaf patient even when
things went wrong. It took place in Louisiana.

 

— deaf people not interested in Open Caption Pilot Program

Deaf people living in the greater Washington, DC area are not
interested in D.C. Theaters’ Open Caption Pilot Program. It
is not shocking. Many deaf people live in Maryland and
Virginia and it is a transportation hassle to come to
DC to watch these open captioned movies. Pushing very
hard for this pilot program is the National Association
of Theatre Owners; deaf people are pushing back because
they want open captions in theaters near their homes at
all times. It has become a stalemate that no one wins!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 15 July 2019

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— the deaf without interpreter and with interpreter

How do hearing people look at the deaf that are without
interpreters as compared to those with interpreters?
This issue was put up for discssion on a web posting.

 

— app to tell deaf the value of paper money

A software company is asking for an app
to help the deaf know of the value of their
paper money. In other words, telling the
deaf that the $5.00 bill is five dollars.
Is that app necessary? Is that app insulting
the intelligence of the deaf? All deaf people
know that $5.00 is actually five dollars!

 

— more dangerous to walk on the sidewalk

Is it becoming more dangerous for the deaf to
walk on the sidewalk? Many scooters zip by
these deaf people, often as a matter of inches.
If a deaf person changes direction of his walk
right in front of the scooter then ugly
collisions might happen. Hearing people can
hear the sound of the scooters; the deaf can’t.
And also the deaf can’t hear the screaming by
these scooter riders to get out of the way!

 

 

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Top stories about the deaf:
Bethany Baker has become the first nursing student at the
University of North Florida nursing program.
Cumbria Deaf Association, a British social service agency,
is being threatened with closing after 150 years of
operation. Lack of funds is the reason.
DeafConnect of the Mid-South, an agency serving the deaf in
Tennessee, lost its contract with the state of Tennessee.
An audit disclosed embezzlement issues, faked checks and
doctored financial documents.
Demand for open captions in movies has paid off in
Auckland (Australia) as all Movies in Parks will
be captioned. The city council has approved the
funding.
A big protest is going on in Ontario over cuts to
Legal Aid Ontario. Deaf people in need of free legal
aid would be deprived of such services if cuts were
finalized.
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WON’T TELL DEAF DAUGHTER SHE HAS A DEAF COUSIN
    Many years ago DeafDigest editor, as a young
man, was at a deaf party. He was chatting with
a young deaf woman, and asked her about her
deaf cousin.
    The deaf woman was shocked, not aware she had
a deaf cousin.
    She was angry about it and confronted her mother,
asking her why no one told her about a deaf cousin.
    The mother was vague and would not explain.
Why? Good question!
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EARING PEOPLE HATE TO SIT NEXT TO DEAF PEOPLE AT DINNER
    Many hearing people hate to six next to deaf people
at dining table. Why?
    Because deaf people make noise while chewing on their
food.
    Why deaf people know nothing about it? Because hearing
people are polite and don’t want to insult the deaf!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I posted an request for volunteer to be an SSP for me while I was in
Atlantic City, NJ.
I was pleased to find one who was willing to help out during my stay.
I was surprised to find out she lives 2 hours away to where I was staying!
We had an enjoyable afternoon exploring the boardwalk and casinos!
I got a chance to play a few slot machines, won some and lost some!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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One of the students at the Cardiff University
Medical School (UK) is Alexandra Adams. She
is deaf-blind.
In Bengaluru (or better known as Bangalore), a city
of 10 million people in India, a post-secondary
vocational program for the deaf is in threat of
shutting down. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation
Limited, which owns the property, wants to demolish
it to make way for a new metro station.
Gene Olmstead, who was deaf and an avid motorcycle
rider, passed away. His hearing friends from
such states as Colorado, Oklahoma, Virginia and
Wisconsin, attended his funeral in Minnesota
to pay respects. They never met each other in
person but became friends via the social
media.
The Chicago Lighthouse has closed up its
Deaf-Blind program. No reason was given for
the closing.
A question about Beethoven, by a music-lover –
did Beethoven become totally deaf or did he
have some residual hearing? Reason was it
may have been difficult, if not impossible
for a totally-deaf person to hear his
own masterpiece without fine-tuning it?
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HARD TO LEARN SIGNS AND TO HEAR VOICES
    One former Gallaudet HUG (hearing) student told
DeafDigest editor that he had a hard time in
Gallaudet classes.
    In classes with deaf teachers that do not use
voice, he would struggle to pick up signs.
    In classes with hearing teachers that voice-sign
he would not look at the teacher because he would
hear the voice. The hearing teacher got upset
and turned off his voice when the HUG was in class.
    The HUG then left Gallaudet very frustrated,
and transferred to hearing college to get his degree.
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A hearing person and a deaf person were both
talking about astronomy.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I am looking for comments in the sky
The hearing person actually said:
I am looking for comets in the sky
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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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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
When computer-aided transcription (CAT) was introduced, computers were
“taught” to translate the court reporters’ steno notes. The court
reporters would edit their transcripts and define untranslated or
mistranslated words. They were “teaching” the computer to recognize new
steno strokes so that the next time that steno stroke was used the
computer would properly translate it.
In the 1980s, some court reporters connected their steno machines directly
to their personal computers, and realtime translation was born. Realtime
translation instantly translates a court reporter’s stenographic notes
into English, and the English is displayed on a computer monitor or
projection screen. Court reporters, who previously would have taken
possibly two weeks to prepare a transcript, are now allowing people to see
how their steno is being instantaneously translated. Even today, the
number of court reporters jumping into realtime continues to grow at a
rapid pace.
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    It is official. Helene Jarmer, who is deaf, was
officially sworn to serve as Austria’s parliamentary deputy
on behalf of the Green party.
    When not busy with politics, she teaches art and
mathematics.
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filing lawsuits! The insurance companies are trying to
stop this racket.
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DeafDigest – 12 July 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 12, 2019

— a hospital twist that is puzzling

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY,
serves the military as well as non-military patients
that live in the area. For deaf patients, VRI is offered.
The newspaper story, however, did not say what happens
if a deaf patient refuses VRI, preferring a live
interpreter. The twist is that some of the hospital
staffers get together twice a month to learn ASL
via video chat. To teach the staffers some basic
ASL but only to steer deaf patients towards VRI!

 

— deaf on The Bachelorette reality TV

We have many reality TV programs in USA.
New Zealand is coming up with its own
The Bachelorette New Zealand reality
program. Six young women are auditioning
to become the program’s first Bachelorette.
One of them is Lily McManus. She is said
to have a hearing loss. According to
TV insiders she is favored to win the
audition. Does she use sign language?
Probably not.

 

 

— copying Sheetz

Sheetz is well-known for highway convenience
store/gas station stops in the eastern
part of USA. Deaf people love Sheetz for
one reason – touchpads that allow them
to place meal orders without struggling in
communications. Anyway Sheetz may have
a copycat in Indiana. Which Wich Superior
Sandwiches has opened up for business,
with touchpads, in New Albany. The owners
feel the deaf people will love these
touchpads. The dream is that all food
stores will offer touchpads in USA.
It it realistic? Hope so!

 

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DeafDigest – 11 July 2019

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— these two deaf annoyances

A newspaper posting pointed out two deaf annoyances –
watching captions at the bottom of the screen and
missing out on the movie action above it; watching
the interpreter at the end of the stage and missing
out the theatrical action in the middle. These
two annoyances are what deaf people are used to!

 

— no free distribution yet of these iPhones

California distributes free these telecommunication
devices for the deaf. Been doing that since the early
1980’s as it is part of the state law books. There
was an issue regarding no distribution of these
iPhones! TTY devices are pretty much obsolete,
but iPhones have become popular with the deaf for
these text messages. This issue was raised in
a newspaper article.

 

— Vermont finally doing something to help the deaf

Austine School for the Deaf, in Vermont, closed up five
years ago. Since then, there was so much talk but no
action on fixing the problem. The school provided
services for the deaf and when it closed, these
services disappeared. Finally the state has decided
to do something about it – to hire a director
that would coordinate such services. Hope it works
this time.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 10 July 2019

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— sign language required

Cirque du Soleil is a well known entertainment
group, consisting of at least 50 entertainers
(acrobats, musicians, singers and actors). They
come from all parts of the world and many of
them struggle with spoken English. They communicate
very well with each other via international
sign language as well as with body language
and gestures. That group had a deaf performer.

 

— deaf leader warns that deaf vote is useless vote

A deaf leader warned his people that if they vote in
public elections just to make sure their votes
are not useless. He was referring to access to
hearing candidates on their election promises
and issues!

 

— hospital ignores interpreter

A deaf person was admitted to the Kaiser South Sacramento
Hospital. Despite being provided with an interpreter, the
hospital staff “ignored” the interpreting services, thus
cutting off communications with the deaf patient. A
lawsuit came up, and the deaf patient won. A big mystery –
why would the hospital totally ignore the interpreter?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 09 July 2019

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— Video Relay Operator job possibly not good for sensitive person

If a person is sensitive, then applying for a job as
Video Relay operator may not be a good idea. One
relay operator said, in a newspaper story, that she
had to interpret for a job applicant who was rejected,
for a deaf drug abuser that is having rehab issues,
for an emotional deaf person with mental health issues.

 

— unusual deaf hobby

Many deaf people have hobbies. One such hobby
is interesting. John Wood, who is deaf but functions
as a hearing person, collects musical records. So far
he has collected 500,000 records, all stashed in boxes
in his house from attending flea markets and swap
meets for 50 years. Does he get rich re-selling these
old musical records? He said he collects, but does
not sell! He admitted that when he goes to heaven
then disposing of these valuable records may be a problem.

 

— Video Relay calls from prisons not free

According to a press release by a relay provider,
it said that FCC allows relay services to charge
deaf prisoners for video relay calls. Do hearing
prisoners pay for their voice calls? Fair or
not fair?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 08 July 2019

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— A culinary school says no to the deaf

A deaf person wanted to enroll at a culinary
school, hoping to become a chef some day.
The school said – no, cannot accept the deaf
because of safety issues in the kitchen.
That deaf person went ahead and established
a successful restaurant. Culinary school
important or being self-taught important?
Well, we have a list of successful deaf
chefs and restaurant owners that never went
to culinary schools! They either taught
themselves or learned from experienced chefs.

 

— love between the deaf and the robot

Do deaf people and robots get along?
The spokesperson at the Robotics Lab
at the university Department of Systems
says 80 percent of deaf people that used
robots love these non-humans!

 

— honest deaf and dishonest hearing

A past government official said that for his
nation to prevent corruption (bribes and being
“blind” to illegal activities) the best thing
is to hire the deaf and train them to stop such
activities. He said the trained deaf would not
allow such illegal activities. Who said that?
An American official? No, an official from Kenya!

 

 

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Deaf dancer Tumisho Mabelane will be performing
at the Sun Sea Dance Festival in Italy.
It is an event that showcases young and
promising dancers. He is just 14
years and is still attending school.
Teachers in South Africa now have an
opportunity to learn sign language if
they have deaf children in their classes.
The Development Institute for the Deaf
and Blind is making it possible.
The U.S. Department of Labor will be honoring
federal contractors that hire the deaf. It has
been a trend for deaf, seeking government
service, to work for contractors rather
than to work for agencies.
Jerry Ruzicka, past president of Starkey,
one of the world’s hearing aid manufacturers,
has been sentenced to a term in federal
prison for embezzlement of company funds.
The Perfection Car Wash in Germantown, TN
has been praised for hiring the deaf.
Half of the workers are deaf. Just hope these
deaf workers will stay on the job and get
steady pay raises – because turnover is
pretty much bad in the car wash industry.
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DEAF RUDE TO OTHER DEAF
    An immature Gallaudet student was rude, insulting
deaf people older than he was. He repeatedly insulted
an older female student (who was married with a
family) who returned to Gallaudet to finish up
courses for her degree.
    That student, about to graduate, was looking
for jobs at deaf schools.  At one deaf school, the
husband of that deaf female student, was an
administrator. She told him about that rude student.
    Needless to say, that rude Gallaudet student
didn’t get the job he was hoping for.
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A BIG PROBLEM AT A DEAF-OWNED CAMP
    A deaf man owned his camp that he rented out
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    There was a big problem when deaf people
stay at the camp.
    The water bill goes up very high! Why?
Because the deaf people cannot hear the toilet
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    This made the camp owner angry and he stopped
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There are a growing number of on-line services to provide
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Top stories about the deaf:
Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen ordered all TV news
programs to have sign language interpreters. This
was a repeat order since TV stations ignored it
in the past.
A new book – The Light of Deaf Women – is coming
out soon. It features stories of deaf women in
all fields.
Arkansas State Rep. Charlene Fite, R-Van Buren,
will seek re-election to a fifth term and on top
of her agenda is establishing a statewide system to
coordinate and expand services for the deaf.
There is a push to establish a school for the
deaf in Eastern Iowa. Parents are saying a
4-5 hour drive to Council Bluffs is too much
of a burden for them.
Deaf rapper Sean Forbes has accomplished two
things – winning the 2019 Outstanding Rap Music
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  DEAF CHILD FROM A VERY SMALL TOWN
    Many small towns have deaf children.
When a child is deaf, this becomes a problem
with the parents and with the education
people.
    The choices are:
1. send the child to a residential school
2. hire a full time interpreter for him in hearing school
3. hire a full time teacher for him in hearing school
4. family to move to a big city where deaf schools
are located.
  Always a difficult decision to make.
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The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
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HEARING AIDS RETURNED FOR A REFUND
    Someone did research and did some math and found out
that one hearing aid out of every five hearing aids
are returned for a refund.
    Why? DeafDigest guesses it may be the wrong hearing
aid for the wrong person. Not every hearing aid is the
same.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Throughout the 1980s and ’90s, more and more court
reporters began to use computer-aided transcription (CAT).
These court reporters were able to take advantage of
software and hardware being designed and marketed for the
individual user.
Using the same keyboard design, the steno machine
manufacturers were now designing machines that could
interface with the personal computer.
The steno machines were able to capture the court reporters’
steno strokes, and the reporters could then transfer the
data to their computer for translation, editing, and
printing of transcripts.
By the end of the 20th century, CAT had become the dominant
method for taking and preparing the record for court reporters.
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    It is terrible to be deaf. This is the attitude exhibited
by the residents of Dadhkai, a village hidden in the remote
section of India.
    This tiny village consists of 47 families, and each one
has at least a deaf member. This has been going on since
1931.
    Why the high incidence of deafness? Interbreeding. And
said a village resident:
The birth of a child is a very happy occasion, meant to be
celebrated. But here the birth of a child leads to
harassment not only for the parents but for the entire village
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DeafDigest – 05 July 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 5, 2019

— cruel irony with the upcoming 2019 elections

A cruel irony is going on with the upcoming
2019 elections. Yes, all candidates, regardless
of party affiliation, say they support the
ADA – yet their own websites are not deaf
friendly! Vox, a web site devoted to daily
news, made that accusation in today’s edition.

 

— Deaf Therapy on-line

National Deaf Therapy has set up an on-line
therapy, dealing with deaf clients in need
of counseling. While it is not the same as
one-on-one ASL-signing counseling or as
one-on-on interpreted counseling, it may
just possibly be the solution for deaf
that live in rural areas and need counseling.

 

— anti-deaf Russian scientist

Denis Rebrikov is a Russian biologist; he feels
he can do some gene-editing to allow deaf couples
to have hearing children instead of deaf children.
Eugenics? Genetics experts have said that Rebrikov’s
idea is very risky. And even worse, what if these
deaf couples eventually bear deaf children, despite
Rebrikov’s promises?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 July 2019

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— pocket pictures of signs

The Rocky Mountain ADA Center is distributing
a pocket-sized picture of signs for the officers
of the Colorado Springs Police Department.
Will it work? Hope so – not every deaf person
knows sign language; the pocket guide has
30 different signs, forcing the police
officer to scan all around for the right
sign with the right picture; and even
looking at the right picture the police
officer may wrongly use the sign!
What is the best way? Simple, find an
interpreter!

 

— our successful deaf people

We have successful deaf people that are well
known – Marlee Matlin, Nyle DiMarco, past NBA
player Lance Allred, past NFL player Derrick
Coleman, past baseball player Curtis Pride
plus millions and millions of deaf people that
hold down successful jobs, homes, family lives,
etc. Yet there always millions of hearing
people that think deaf people cannot read,
cannot write, cannot drive cars, cannot
find jobs, cannot have children, cannot
deposit checks at banks, cannot go to
college, and so on. We are not afraid
of hearing people, yet there are many
hearing people that are afraid of us!
Very sad.

 

— Life and Deaf

Again mentioning Marleee Matlin, it was
announced she will star in an upcoming
Disney comedy – Life and Deaf. Plus she is
the Executive Producer, the boss! She
supervises the producer, watches the money,
makes sure the production follows the
deadline and the quality of acting is
satisfactory. This is more responsibility
than just being an actor.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 03 July 2019

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— a mess at an airport

Air Canada messed up big time at the airport
in Detroit. A deaf passenger was waiting to
board his flight. Suddenly the gate entrance
changed. Hearing passengers knew about it.
The deaf passenger did not know about it.
The plane took off without him. He previously
told the flight personnel of his deafness and
told them to send text messages to him, but they
never did. He boarded the next day but the
first day excitement of arriving at his
destination (Rome, Italy) was missed. He
had to wait for his lost luggage plus
paying up nearly $2,000 to re-book his
missed flight. His family is planning to take
legal action against the airline for ignoring
his deafness.

 

— hearing aid vs cochlear implant

Which is best for a deaf person – a hearing
aid or a CI? An audiologist explained that
hearing aid is for those that are either
moderately or mildly deaf and the CI is
best for severely or profoundly deaf.
It is not a perfect response, though.

 

— a bad joke about an automobile horn

A new automobile horn arrived at a new car
dealership. The horn was described as so
loud that a deaf person could jump
five feet up in the air upon hearing the
sound. Fact or a joke? Probably a
joke since this story appeared in a
newspaper 110 years ago (1909).

 

 

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DeafDigest – 02 July 2019

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— a tricky issue – deaf but not deaf enough

What is being deaf, but not deaf enough?
Audiologists are saying that if one hears
20 decibels and below, it is hearing.
But what about those in the 25-30 and
even 40 decibels? Not deaf enough or
is deaf enough! A very tricky issue.

 

— police says keep it simple

With these 911 texts, police is advising
to keep messages short and simple and
without pictures or videos. Hope the
police is correct.

 

— a comment by a musical interpreter

An interpreter that specializes in musicals
and festivals said there is a national shortage
of these skilled interpreters. What about
theatrical plays? It wasn’t mentioned by that
interpreter.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 01 July 2019

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— hassles of being a deaf contestant on a TV program

A deaf person wanted to be a contestant on a TV program;
a few would succeed but most don’t. The biggest hassle
is the relay service. Contest directors would telephone
the contestants, asking questions about their background
and qualifications, etc. Hearing contestants can deal
directly with these voice calls; deaf contestants need
to explain their deafness and the need to reach them
via the relay service. This can be difficult for hearing
contest directors that do not understand the needs of
the deaf in communications.

 

— oops, an accidential invention

Several companies have said that they have
invented the see-through surgical masks to
allow deaf doctors as well as deaf patients
to lipread during medical procedures.
Well, one inventor said he invented it
not for the benefit of the deaf but for
hearing children! The inventor felt
hearing children would feel comfortable
when doctors use see-through masks and not
masks that block their faces! True or not
true?

 

— solving the problem of different signs for same word

A company has hired about 15 deaf people but
they were employed in different locations.
When these deaf employees communicate with
each other on video, their signs for the same
word were different. This has created workplace
confusion. As a result the company owner, not
deaf, established a sign language class for all
employees to make sure all employees used one
sign for each word!

 

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