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DeafDigest – 30 September 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 30, 2019

— social event to get deaf leaders and community leaders together

A social event took part that involved deaf leaders and
community leaders (hearing). While it was part of the
International Week of the Deaf, the purpose was to help
both groups to get to know each other better, and yes,
with interpreters and with CART captions.

 

— good old days or bad old days

Before the internet and other tech devices, a
deaf employee, who wasn’t feeling well, had to
drive to his workplace to tell the boss that
he had to stay home to get well. This was
what a deaf man explained in a newspaper
interview. The same went for visiting friends,
unsure if they were home or not!

 

— important task for agencies finding jobs for deaf

There is an important task for job placement counselors
that work with the deaf. No one would hire a deaf person
that has a college degree in Electronic Technology.
He went to an agency that serves the deaf. His placement
counselor avoided asking employers that had these
anti-deaf attitudes and focused on employers that
were willing to hire the deaf. He found one –
and the deaf person was hired. In other words,
don’t waste time applying for jobs at places
that would not hire the deaf. We have ADA but
there are always employers that just won’t hire
the deaf, no matter what.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 29 September 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
The sign language dictionary in Rwanda is
about 80 percent complete, according to
national deaf leaders.
There have been complaints that during the
water crisis at Flint, Michigan, deaf
people could not follow the announcements
because of no interpreting.
Angie Diaz, who is deaf, is a barista at
Starbucks, the hearing Starbucks, not the
deaf Starbucks. She works at Boca Raton,
Florida. It was said she earned a quick
promotion after being on the job for only
just a few months.
In a newspaper story a small town interpreter,
because of low deaf population, does not get
many assignments. She couldn’t move to a
bigger city because of her husband’s job.
As a result she began teaching ASL classes
full time at a public high school while
still accepting few interpreting assignments.
Deaf people often use the “OK” sign with
hearing to make communications easier with
them. People are now saying that the OK
sign is racist. Hard to believe.
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OUR STUBBORN DEAF HANDYMEN
    We have many deaf people that are great handymen.
They can build anything – often better than hearing
handymen.
    There is one problem – communications. When these
deaf handymen have a problem during their projects,
they often do not go back to the hardware store to
get advice. It is because they are afraid to try
to communicate – and there may be misunderstandings.
    As a result, some of them work 3-4 months on a
project that can be finished in one Saturday morning!
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DEAF PEOPLE HATE FOOD TRUCKS
    More big cities have many food trucks parked next to
each other in downtowns.
    Almost all of these food trucks sell very delicious
lunch meals.
    But almost all deaf people hate it! These food trucks
are owned by immigrants that struggle with English language.
    And also almost all food trucks have signs that are
posted on the side. If a deaf person points out to a meal
choice, the chef has to poke his head way out of the
window to look at the menu choice.
    Too much of a hassle for the deaf.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Cooking with spices-
Since I have been having difficulty reading the labels of my spice bottles,
even if they are next to my skillet in row, I am not getting it right!
I have come up with new techniques; I gather all the spices I need for
cooking or baking.
I get a small measuring cup, measure each spice I need and put them in a
small measuring cup.
Then, I start the stove, for whatever I am cooking, the spices are already
pre-measured in this small measuring cup!
This is less stressful when I need ingredients for my perfect meals!
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 – 29 September 2019

DeafDigest Blue – September 29, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
The International Day of Sign Languages took
place this week, honoring world wide’s 300
recognized sign languages, including ASL.
Vodafone Qatar, a telecommunications provider,
will staff sign language employees in
all of their stores in the country. It does
not mean employees that are deaf, just
hearing employees that know sign language.
The “Models of Diversity” catwalk took place
in London; one of the models is Ryan Trimmings.
He is deaf and the audience gave him a very loud
applause.
A new novel is out on the market – Emerald City.
Pretty much includes all the good and all the
bad things in Deaf Culture and in Deaf Community.
All fiction.
There is a fear that Judge L. Steven Grasz, a
recent presidential appointee, will cut down
on movie captions for the deaf moviegoers.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
MANY PAST DEAF PRINTERS LOVED TO READ BOOKS
Many years ago, printing was a popular job for the deaf.
Many deaf people earned good income and good living working
as printers.
Many of these deaf printers worked as linotype operators.
And some of them loved their jobs even though they had to
sit on a chair all day.
Why? Because they can read the material that they are typing
for the newspapers. At home, they read books because they enjoyed
reading!
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Lip reading tale
A woman passed by a deaf person and hearing
person chatting in the hallway.
The deaf person thought hearing person said:
This is Dex
The hearing person actually said:
This is Tess
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
SIGNAL FREQUENCIES MAKING TWO DEAF PEOPLE CRAZY
    Two deaf people lived in their own apartments.
Both apartments were near each other. These two deaf
people were not friends with each other.
    Both bought their own wireless doorbell signalers.
Lamps in their apartments will flash when someone
presses on the door buttons.
    Unfortunately for them, their signalers were on
the same frequency. When someone rings at one
apartment, the other apartment will flash signals.
Same thing with another apartment.
    It drove both people crazy. They were angry at
each other and blamed each other for buying the
same doorbell model. It went on for several weeks
until one of them “gave up” by going to the
dealer to have the frequency changed.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As a CART captioner, I find that in certain circumstances one of the
hardest things for me is hearing and understanding what people are saying.
Sometimes people with a hearing loss don’t realize that there are
situations where people with normal hearing do not hear or understand a
speaker.
If a speaker turns his or her back on you or if someone next to you
coughs, sneezes, or laughs, it can be impossible for someone with normal
hearing to hear every word that is said.
In a classroom setting, it can be difficult to get the students to speak
up to be heard. Sometimes they intentionally want to speak softly so that
no one will hear them make a mistake, or they may be shy and not want to
be embarrassed.
Another problem can be when the CART captioner is sitting in a position
where it is difficult to hear. The CART captioner may be positioned in the
corner of the room, and if the acoustics are not good, the captioner may
not hear or understand what is going on.
There can also be noises outside of the room that interfere with hearing.
Construction might be going on, and these would be sounds the captioner
would have to try to block out in order to hear the speakers.
If you find your CART captioner using “(inaudible)” frequently during an
event or if you find that what is coming up on the screen does not make
sense, you might want to ask the speakers if they would please speak up.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Last week DeafDigest mentioned HR 3200, a
bill on Capitol Hill, which would give doctors
the authority to make infant hearing decisions,
meaning forcing CI on them, and that there is a
struggle between pro-CI and anti-CI factions.
    Well, what about it? DeafDigest does not
recommend HR 3200 as a bed time reading material.
    Why? This bill is over 1,000 pages. Complained
Rep. Bill Posey, R-FL:
it takes congressmen few days to read and to
understand what CI and deafness is all about
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The Nine East Network, a local service agency, has been
selected by the Vermont Agency of Education to take
care of the educational needs of the deaf children
in the state, now that Austine School for the Deaf has
closed its doors.
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DeafDigest – 27 September 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 27, 2019

— a fact about Glennie we didn’t know about

Evelyn Glennie, who is deaf, is one of the world’s
best musicians, playing with percussion instruments.
She faced a career crisis when 9/11 took place.
She travels everywhere in the world, giving
performances. Before 9/11 she was able to bring
all of her musical instruments. Because of travel
restrictions after 9/11 she cannot bring her
instruments. Instead she has learned how to adapt
to instruments that are given her at different cities,
even if she wasn’t comfortable with it!

 

— CI surgeon’s interesting comment

A CI surgeon said that he does not understand why
there are some CI successes and also some CI
failures!

 

— a deaf child on his own

An obit today said that the deceased, who was deaf,
had to be brave as a child. He lived quite a distance
from a deaf school, requiring a long bus ride all
by himself. He had to change buses at one station.
He carried a note around his neck, telling people
of his name and his destination so that he could
be helped by them! It worked. This method, however,
is not a good idea these days.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 26 September 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 26, 2019

— difficult for European deaf to understand Brexit

When Brexit issues are being discussed at the
EU Parliament or anywhere in the media, the
deaf people have a hard time understanding.
A big reason for it is lack of captions! This
is what a deaf British activist said.

 

— an obit printed something vague about captions

In an obit, it said the deceased worked for
TV Time and that this organization was the
first to get involved with closed captions.
True or not true? The WGBH, a Boston PBS station,
was the first one to carry captions during
the seventies. Helping develop the testing
and the approving of use of Line 21 for
captions was the National Bureau of Standards.
How and to what extent was TV Time involved?
A captioning veteran said:

I never heard of TV Time. During my years
with open and closed captions, there was
never any discussion of TV Time.

 

— 7 month count-down for a deaf-owned business

Spring 2020 is about seven months away. For
Mozzeria, based in San Franciso, the goal is
to open a new pizza place on H Street, NE
near Gallaudet on or by Spring 2020. Just
hope San Francisco-built pizza tastes the same
as Washington, DC-built pizza. Water and
dough tastes differ region by region, city by
city.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 September 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 25, 2019

— stealing bills from each other

The Democrats accuse the Republicans of
stealing bills from each other and getting
credit for it.

The Republicans are also accusing the
Democrats of the same thing (above).

It is taking place in Nassau county (NY).

One of the involved bills is:
Providing reasonable accommodation for the hearing-impaired!

 

 

— welfare check on a deaf person

Law enforcement people do welfare checks on
some people to make sure all is OK with them.
It may be different with some deaf people that
do not understand why the police officers
are at the door. This was a warning
that an advocate wrote in a newspaper.

 

— important for deaf to read hearing body language

An interpreter said it is important for deaf people
to understand hearing body language. Very often
a hearing person would not tell the truth, but the
deaf person may not know it through the interpreter.
The body language is the one that raises red
flag among untruthful hearing people!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 24 September 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 24, 2019

— Gallaudet to expand internationally

Gallaudet University has reached agreement with
the Federal Government of Nigeria to establish
a University for the deaf. It will be located
in either Abuja or Shagamu. It has been the
trend of American universities to expand
both nationally and internationally.

 

— a company ordered to hire ADA consultant

A company lost ADA job discrimination lawsuit.
The company had to pay damages; had to undergo
training – and one more thing – the judge
required the company to hire a full time
ADA consultant! This is probably a great, but
a judical order. In most cases, retraining
is enough to make the judge happy.

 

— a dinner conversation led to beach alert system

Randy Dean, not deaf, has two deaf sons. Randy,
a safety officer for L.A. County Department of
Beaches and Harbors, was having a dinner
conversation with one son. That son casually
mentioned that deaf people depend on flashing
signalers. That led to Randy’s idea of mounting
a beach-long string of strobe lights to alert
deaf people of emergencies. That simple a
casual comment!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 23 September 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 23, 2019

— just seven interpreters employed by New York courts

A newspaper today said that only seven interpreters are
employed by the New York court system, and all of them
work in the New York metro area. Would that mean
no interpreters for courts in the bigger New
York Cities (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse)? Also
seven interpreters is not enough! For that reason
there have been delays with the deaf in the
court room due to unavailable interpreters.

 

— forgetting a sign for a word

An article today says there are people that forget
a certain word for a story they were trying to
tell. It also said this happens to sign language
users that forget a certain sign for a certain
word. This is a nightmare that hearing speakers
and deaf signers face!

 

— stick shift driving may be dangerous to deaf

Could deaf people drive stick shift cars? Of course!
It requirees balance with both feet while letting
go of the clutch and stepping on the gas pedal.
This footwork requires sense of timing acquired
by experienced drivers. It is just that hearing
drivers hear the pressure on the gas pedal.
Deaf drivers cannot hear it. For one deaf
driver, it resulted in an accident – because
he temporarily lost his sense of timing
between the clutch and the gas pedal!
The car “ran off” and hit other vehicles.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 22 September 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
Rosalie Craig, not deaf, is a well-known British musical
actress. She said that the entertainment industry
must hire deaf actors in every production.
Sign Language is a new program at University of
Wyoming.
Advocates in India are saying that deaf students
in universities are still facing discrimination
with web site non-captions.
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights Division on Deaf,
DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing ran a “census” of
these people, saying they have been undercounted and
overlooked for years.
Iowa School for the Deaf has asked the Iowa Board of Regents
to establish a bachelor’s degree program for interpreters,
saying state is short of better trained interpreters.
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TWO DEAF IN A BIG FACTORY OF 10,000 EMPLOYEES
    At a big factory, there are two deaf employees.
This factory is in a small town where Deaf Community
is small. That factory has over 10,000 hearing employees.
    Both deaf employees hate each other, and they
don’t talk to each other every day.
    They admit that their social life is lonely in that
small town!
    It is sad.
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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
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For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A STARBUCKS TRICK WITHOUT INSULTING THE DEAF
    At Starbucks, each order is written on the paper coffee cup
with the customer’s first name. This is important because Starbucks
is often crowded with a lot of confusion
    In some Starbucks places, there is a trick to giving the right
coffee cup to the deaf person without insulting him. When a
deaf person places his order, his name is not written on the
paper cup. Many deaf people love coffee but do not speak well.
    Starbucks knows that the deaf person will be insulted if
the cup is written deaf or even deaf-mute or even deaf-dumb!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Guest writer, Rona, types:
Cold hands?
We, any levels of Blindness like Usher’s Syndrome or else may have
experienced  our hands feeling “cool” when reading Braille.
It does not mean only during in cool days. It can also be during in warm
days, too. Believe it or not – it can be also in air-conditioned areas!
When running your fingers reading across the lines of Braille, soon or
later it would feel “cool” and becomes “numb”. When starting to feel
“numb” – you can easily notice for not be able to “recognize” letters/words
when reading Braille.
How to solve problem? Putting on gloves? NO! Just simply put your “cool”
hand under your fanny for a few minutes to warm it up and then resume
reading for better!
Very true – a surprise trick!
Happy reading all
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 – 22 September 2019

DeafDigest Blue – September 22, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
An activist in Kenya said that sign language
could reduce unfairness to the deaf
ADA rules on web captions are confusing.
Said a ADA consultant:
There are no enforceable legal standards that dictate
web accessibility
Dubai has been praised by advocates for pushing
employers to hire the deaf.
During a job interview, could the employer
ask questions about job applicant’s deafness?
According to ADA, no – and also according to
Section 60 of the Equality Act 2010 (Equality
Act, Great Britain), again, no!
More hospitals have been warned by ADA advocacy
group that they will be facing more ADA lawsuits
if they don’t get their act together!
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no monthly fees or
contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
we offer, email: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
SIGN LANGUAGE ACTORS
    In hearing movies, the best actors know how to make
themselves “invisible” while changing themselves to
the movies’ roles.
    When we watch a movie of a hearing actor that play
a deaf role and use bad ASL, we know it is a fake.
    How could a great hearing actor play a perfect
deaf role? They must be a Coda that is fluent in ASL
or a certified ASL interpreter that has a RID certificate.
If the actor is not a Coda or an interpreter then we
suspect the acting is fake.
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Lip reading tale
A deaf outdoorsman was talking about the outdoors
with his hearing friend, also an outdoorsman.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
There is a lot of booze out there
The hearing person actually said:
There is a lot of moose out there
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A DANGEROUS SIGN LANGUAGE
    What is a dangerous Sign Language? A long time
ago, three deaf friends, using ASL, was in a hot
debate.
    One of them was signing wildly, showing his
disagreement about some issues in the debate.
    His hand slammed on a coffee table in a
friend’s home, and broke it!
    Very embarrassing for everyone. So, is
sign language really dangerous?
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The FCC is currently in the process of seeking updated information
on the closed captioning of video clips delivered by Internet protocol (“IP”).
The Commission has already imposed closed captioning requirements on the owners,
providers, and distributors of IP-delivered video programming. They had initially
determined that the IP closed captioning rules initially should apply to full-length
programming and not to video clips or outtakes. However, consumer groups filed
a petition for reconsideration of this issue.
Now the FCC is asking for comments on the current state of captioning of IP-delivered
video clips. Among the questions they are asking are: “What portion of IP-delivered
video clips generally, and IP-delivered news clips specifically, are captioned?
Has the availability of captioned versions of such clips been increasing? What
is the quality of the captioning on IP-delivered video clips?”
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infant hearing decisions, meaning forcing CI on
them. Status – struggle between pro-CI and anti-CI
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DeafDigest – 20 September 2019

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— deaf in “face-to-face with hearing” jobs

Years ago an intellectually-challenged deaf man
was employed in a supermarket, doing all these
jobs – stocking, sweeping the floors, bagging
the goods, carrying bags to customers’ cars, etc.
All of a sudden the supermarket was short of
check out cashiers and grabbed the deaf man
as a last-minute cashier with minimumal training.
They found he did such a great job that he became
a permanent cashier. This being said, there
was a survey today which said:

95 percent of customers said that having a deaf
cashier led to faster service, high efficiency
rate and near-zero errors.

 

— Tennessee Highway Patrol problems with deaf calls

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office said that the
Tennessee Highway Patrol 911-dispatch system
has problems forwarding deaf-help calls to
the police drivers. This is not the best news.

 

— reason tech companies create apps for deaf

According to a newspaper story, tech companies
want to create apps to help the deaf and the
disabled. The reason is to help business for
these tech giants.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 19 September 2019

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— all interpreter program students pass their courses

Is it possible, a 100 percent pass rate by all
interpreting program students at a community
college? Certainly there are alwys some
interpreting program dropouts, but a 100 percent
pass rate? This “achievement” was announced
at a graduation ceremony. All stories, however,
may raise some red flags. It said:

no one is sure how many students achieved that
milestone!

 

— cleaning up negative sign language

For years deaf people have used negative name-signs
for friends that were deaf but with other disabilities.
These name-signs were accepted in the past, but possibly
no more because of political correctness. It is happening
in Belgium where deaf people have been asked to stop these
negative name-signs. Hopefully this will spread all over
the world.

 

— Starbucks’ confusing roles

Do Starbucks support the deaf? Well, there was a big
story years ago of deaf New Yorkers filing a discrimination
lawsuit against Starbucks. Yet, Starbucks established a
deaf coffee place on H Street in Washington, DC, not
too far from the Gallaudet campus. Still, Starbucks has
refused to donate a penny to help promote the annual
H Street Festival. Starbucks good and bad to the deaf,
both!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 18 September 2019

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— police to the food rescue

Yet, again another fast food incident, a deaf
man was refused service at the Taco Bell
drive-thru in Kettering, Ohio. The deaf man
stood his ground, insisting that he be served.
Police was called in – instead of arresting
the deaf person, they helped get the order for
him! As a consequence the server who refused
was fired and the staff had to be retrained!

 

— witnessing deaf issues with the servers

When fast food places refuse to serve the
deaf, is it because of past unpleasant
experiences with them? DeafDigest editor,
over the years has witnessed:

an oral deaf person insisting on using
hard-to-understand voice to place a
complicated order. Wouldn’t write notes.

a hard of hearing person haggling with
a the check out counter person, voice
only. Wouldn’t write notes.

Each incident took about five minutes
to resolve, with the line getting longer
and longer.

 

 

— deaf soccer player’s deafness insulted by opponent

A 17-year old deaf soccer player, in a recent game,
was insulted about his deafness by an opponent.
It took place in Great Britain. Can’t happen in
USA? Well, there are always insults everywhere
in the world. It is always unfortunate that is
happens. The hearing player’s team is looking
into this matter, saying one player’s actions
do not reflect on the entire organization.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 17 September 2019

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— written communications not always the best

Some deaf people love written communications. Some
deaf people don’t like written communications.
An advocate said:

If you use written communications, make sure you are understood.

This is important because head-nodding with a smile does not
always mean written communications is understood!

 

— first-ever in Hollywood

Deaf writers. Deaf producers, Deaf creators. Deaf actors.
All in a Sundance TV show! This is the “This
Close” program. First-time all-deaf-all-everything
in Hollywood. Just hope hearing audience loves it.
This is the most important thing.

 

— Customer Service, no; Accessibility Experts, yes!

British Airways will no longer allow its Customer
Service team to handle issues with deaf and disabled
travel. Instead, a new team – Accessibility Experts
team will handle it. A hint for American airline
groups that know nothing about the needs of
the deaf?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 16 September 2019

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— interesting reason some hearing love captions

There is an interesting reason why some hearing
people love captions. They hate the loud sounds
while watching the movie!

 

— ASL becomes WSL

ASL could become WSL (Work Sign Language). There
was an article about importance of sign language
in the work place. An example would be a deaf
digital printer using sign language for the
word “merge” to tell the hearing digital printer
to combine two pictures into one picture.

 

 

— understanding the legal process

A deaf person was arrested. The district
attorney said:

he has hard time understanding the legal process
because of his deafness

DeafDigest is sure that many hearing prisoners
do have a hard time understanding the legal
process!

 

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There are 5,300 colleges in USA. Gallaudet has been
ranked 179th best in USA according to US News.
An advocate said:
Deaf people can do anything, but some need help when they
do things
A young deaf woman in the Philippines has been accused
of trying to sell her baby on the Facebook! She
has denied it.
In Papua New Guinea, Sign Language has become the
nation’s 4th official language.
Does supermarket self-checkout counters
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DEAF BUSINESS – YES OR NO
    A Gallaudet professor, many years ago, encouraged
his students to go into business for themselves. Most of
his students were afraid to do that.
    Anyway, one student wanted to start a business and
asked the Gallaudet professor for his advice.
    The professor said – no, deaf people cannot own a
business.
    Hypocrite?
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MANY HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE ARE EMBARRASSED ABOUT ONE THING
    Many hard of hearing people are embarrassed about one thing.
They go to a play or an event or a meeting and they want to sit
in the front row so that they can use hearing aids to hear
everything.
    But they are too embarrassed to ask the hosts to save a front
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
As Vermont’s weather getting cooler our hands get cold!
We as DeafBlind persons need to use white cane to travel.
So it is important to find a good gloves to hold our canes.
I found a couple of gloves, one from hardware store and the
other from bike store.
Use those flexible gloves with grip that would assist in holding
cane and same time keep warm.
The gloves made for biking, my wish to reposition the rubber grips
to align with my cane!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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Guam is celebrating its first-ever
“Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness” month.
Want to file, but don’t know how to file
a discrimination complaint. A deaf advocate
made that statement. Even with an interpreter
they still don’t know how to follow the
procedures.
A newspaper in Florida ran an article titled:
Serial lawsuits in Florida change ADA from reform to racket
A survey in United Kingdom said that 71 percent
of movie houses do not caption their movies.
Old Soul Brewing, in Fort Myers, Florida, is
staging a deaf awareness event. The owner
has become late-deafened and he has embraced
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BIGGEST FEAR IN COCHLEAR IMPLANT RECALLS
A cochlear implant recall is different
from a car recall.
There is less hassle with a car recall.
Not that so with these cochlear implant
recalls because it involves so many people.
CI recalls only affect .01 percentage. That
tiny point of a percentage is what causes
the biggest fear.
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Lip reading tale
many hard of hearing people don’t like to lip read.
Their reasons are preference for captions, preference
for CART, frustration over missed words, texting
few feet from each other, hearing people not speaking
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DEAF ATHLETE ANGRY ABOUT DEAFLYMPICS FUNDRAISING
    In USA, Deaflympics participants must raise their own funds.
Many years ago, a famous deaf sports leader Art Kruger helped
raise funds for all American Deaflympics participants. Times
have changed. Each athlete must raise their own funds.
    A true story during 1960’s. A famous deaf athlete lived in
a small town. Unemployment was high. Poverty was everywhere.
People were poor and broke.
    Art Kruger sent a letter to the town, asking to donate money
for the famous deaf athlete.
    The famous deaf athlete was very angry about it. He felt it
was not right to ask poor people to donate money, and he quit
the Deaflympics!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
This week, as our nation has shared memories of one of the greatest
tragedies in American history, we might want to also think about the
contribution that television captioners across the country made during the
sad and momentous events that unfolded on September 11, 2001.
Many captioners who were captioning shows at the time of the attacks
stayed on the air for hours and hours at a time. They were afraid that if
they disconnected from the encoders at the television stations that were
receiving their signals, that a new connection may not be able to be
established.
Captioners were writing with tears streaming down their faces, lumps in
their throats, and heavy hearts as they were providing continuous coverage
on station after station. Many captioners in training were thrown on the
air because the demand for captioning services became so great.
Some captioners have had to deal with the emotional scars that were the
result of captioning hour after hour of horrific news that forever changed
our country. They could not turn off the stories that became just too
difficult for them to deal with.
Once again, thank you to all of the captioners who put their lives on hold
to provide access to all of the people who needed their services during
this great tragedy. You may never know the lives you touched.
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– scrapping of water polo and team handball from future Deaflympics
– limited access to web browsing by media journalists
– the host nation’s Team Handball squad was disqualified because
  one player faked his deafness!
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— Deaf Dollar or Hearing Dollar

Russell Stein, deaf owner of Mozzeria, the
pizzeria in San Francisco, was quoted
in an interview, as very slightly revised:

I read an article recently that shows how in Asian
communities, a dollar circulates for 28 days. In the
Jewish community, it’s 19 days. In the black community,
it’s 6 hours. In the Deaf community, that dollar is gone
out of the community in just seconds.

DeafDigest’s response:
Employing the deaf in the Mozzeria kitchen is more
important than worrying on how long the Deaf Dollar
stays in the Deaf Community! It is not realistic
to drive 40-50 miles to a deaf-owned store just to
make sure the Deaf Dollar stays in the community.

 

— sharp decrease in lipreading percentage

A deaf woman who works as a Legal Assistant said
that the last time she was tested for lipreading
she was rated at 98 percent accuracy but admitted
that it is now around 70 percent accuracy in
everyday life. This is not a surprise – those that
run lipreading tests may possibly inflate the
percentage to make their audiology clinic look good?

 

— hearing man angry that Burger King hired a deaf person

A hearing man tweeted, saying it was wrong for Burger
King to hire the deaf as order taker. Burger King
responded, and was praised everywhere for shaming
that hearing man. It could only take place in
Indonesia!

 

 

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— Coda hairstylist and the deaf customer

In a newspaper story a Coda hairstylist said that
her deaf parents never got a haircut, uncomfortable
in the chair and explaining the choice of a haircut
with the hair cutter. DeafDigest editor is comfortable
with a hearing barber, even to the point of traveling
from home to another part of the city. He, however,
would not go to other barbers, by the way!

 

— refusing to hire the hearing

Gary Hopkins, not deaf, owns a chain of coffee
houses. He only hires the deaf to work for him,
saying they are better employees. The Coffee house
chain is not in USA, but in South Africa.

 

— deaf volunteer firefighters

We have deaf volunteer firefighters, helping to fight
fires in smaller American towns. Exactly how many
do we have? A newspaper story said we have
several. What is several? A few (1 to 5)
or quite a few (6-10) or not too many
(11-15)?

 

 

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— definition of disabled

What is disabled? An advocate said as long as the person is
not in hospital then that person is not disabled. Yes,
it means the deaf as well as the wheelchair and the blind!

 

— medical care for deaf only or for both deaf and disabled

Joanna T. Bisgrove, who is deaf, practices Family
Medicine in Oregon, a town in Wisconsin. As a younger
woman her goal was to provide medical care only for
the deaf and the hard of hearing. But her
views changed and she provides medical care for
the deaf, the hard of hearing, the disabled and for
women and for other disadvantaged groups.

 

— 4th non-existent deaf nation

In the past we have read about these three non-existent
deaf nations (Islay as written up in a novel; deaf colony
in Georgia proposed by John Flournoy, and a relatively
recent attempt to establish Laurent, SD as a ASL-speaking
town). Here is a fourth one nowadays – Deaf Republic,
as idealized by a deaf poet. Fifth deaf nation
coming up????

 

 

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— a twist in a deaf prisoner lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed in Georgia but with a
twist – it is not only just prisons
discriminating against deaf prisoners, but
that the state parole system is not
accessible to deaf parolees.

 

— KFC mess, again, Jack in the Box mess

Some big fast food chains would get into trouble
with deaf customers. Recently a KFC window person
told a deaf person he was too busy (and was
fired). And now this A Jack in the Box person
refused to serve a deaf person, and also
mocked her deafness; this deaf person stood
her ground for two hours and was still
refused service. If it is good news, the
Jack in the Box person was fired. Next
fast food, next Deaf Mess! And next
Fast Food Law Suit. This may never stop.

 

— city employees post video mocking the deaf

Employees of the City Emergency Services Department
in Lumberton, NC posted a video making fun of the
deaf. City officials were upset about it, and have
asked the North Carolina Division of Services for
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to give a
sensitivity training session.

 

 

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— July’s debate and this week’s debate

The July presidential candidates debate did
not touch on the issue of the disabled. This
week, it will. Just see what each of ten
candidates has to say. Make sure they
mean it and is not all just talk.

 

— Helen Keller and a controversial issue

Did Helen Keller wish to have disabled people
killed? This is what The Federalist
(https://thefederalist.com) said. Keep in
mind she was extremely outspoken and was a
member of the Socialist Party of America.

 

— uncaptioned videos may involve three different laws

If a video you are watching is not captioned, what to do?
Can get quite confusing – there are 3 different laws
which may cover these uncaptioned videos! The ADA,
the the 21st Century Communications and Video Act (CVAA)
and the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508). This is
why Disability Law is a growing legal field.

 

 

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in Minnesota. Been doing that for 10 years. She was voted
as the Best Teacher by a local newspaper.
The government of Jamaica has made it mandatory, special
training classes for teachers that teach the deaf.
Do not bring up the word “ADA” during job interviews.
This is what one human resources consultant said –
because all interviewers know what ADA is all
about and it is not a magic word that deaf people
think it is.
Henderson (North Carolina) will carry ASL-communication
cards with them, in case of traffic stops with deaf
drivers.
Moon Jae-in, the president of South Korea, has made
it a point to patronize businesses that hire the
deaf. As an example he buys his shoes from
Agio, which employs the deaf as shoe-builders.
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DEAF VOTE BRIBERY?
    Can a group of deaf people be “bribed” to vote in favor
of a hot issue?
    Bribe with money? No. A deaf man who wanted the hot issue
to be passed by the members had a different bribe.
    He bribed everyone in the meeting room (about 40 delegates)
with beer! Cost of beer multiplied by 40 members is expensive.
    Did he win? Yes.? If he did not bribe with beer, would he win?
Good question!
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VERY DEAF PERSON IN DEAF WORLD OR IN HEARING WORLD
    There are many “very deaf” people that function
in Deaf World. There are also many “very deaf”
people that function in the hearing world.
    Why? Many reasons such as marrying a hearing
spouse, living in a small town,  rejecting Deaf
Culture, parental choice in placing deaf with
hearing people, etc, etc.
    There is also another possible reason. Some
oral schools for the deaf would transfer some
very deaf, but very functioning, deaf child
to hearing schools. They feel these deaf children
are better off in the hearing world.
    Were these oral schools right? Hard to tell.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
“Touch you soon!”
Trending in the DeafBlind community is using a different way
than “see you soon!”
Since we are blind and low vision, saying “touch you soon”
makes sense!
A movement started out west in the USA called “Protactile”.
It shows a new way to communicate via ASL and touching.
So touch you soon!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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While Matthew Johnston, a deaf Briton, was said
to be the first deaf person to serve on jury,
there were others that disagreed. They said
other deaf people served on the jury but did
not get the publicity that Johnson had.
A big college said that Student Disability
Services is one of the busiest departments
on the campus. A director said staff members
may have as many as 100 students to oversee.
Nyle DiMarco will be one of the featured
speakers during University at Buffalo’s 2019-20
Distinguished Speakers Series.
The state of Virginia is considering licensing
ASL interpreters.
The FCC has extended more time for comments
on how the quality of captions could be
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PERFECT BODY LANGUAGE
    A deaf woman has a good job as a hairdresser in a small
Kentucky town.
    Her boss was friends with the deaf woman’s mother and knew
what deafness was all about.
    This was not the reason the deaf woman was hired. The reason
was her “perfect body language” while communicating with hair salon
customers and while working on their hairs.
    Many hearing women have bad body language and they were
quickly fired. Not that deaf woman!
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Lip reading tale
A deaf friend was having a difficult conversation
with a hearing friend
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
he is shoes Jeff
The hearing person actually said”
he is sous chef
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A LONG HEARING JOB INTERVIEW
    At a London restaurant, a hearing human resources
person and a hearing job applicant, was having a
breakfast interview. It was at a table next to
DeafDigest editor’s table.
    The interview was very, very long – relaxed conversation
with questions and answers, etc.
    Would this same thing happen with a deaf applicant,
an interpreter and a hearing human resources person?
    Doubt it. The human resources person would probably
hurry the interview and have a short and quick breakfast!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
When I speak to people about captioning, I find that many people still do
not understand the difference between offline and realtime captioning.
They think a captioner is a captioner and that all captioners do the same
thing.
There is a big difference between offline and realtime captioners. They
use totally different skills to complete their assignments.
Offline captioning is also called post-production captioning. This is the
process of adding captioning to a prerecorded show.
Realtime captioning is also called online captioning or live captioning.
This captioning is performed “live” as an event is actually happening.
There are a number of factors that add to the confusion about captioners.
One of those factors is that many companies provide both offline and
realtime captioning, but usually different people are performing these
tasks.
Another factor that is causing confusion is that sometimes people are
adding realtime captions to programs that have been prerecorded.
Unfortunately, this is not an ideal situation. Some people may find it
more cost effective, but it is not fair to the caption viewers who must
tolerate the realtime mistakes because a captioner did not have a chance
to go back and fix any errors that were made in realtime.
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    For many years the late Jerald Jordan, the president
of the governing body that oversees the Deaflympics,
had this boast – that Deaflympics are above international
politics.
    Not any more. Taiwan is using our Deaflympics to try
to show the world they are capable of hosting international
athletic events. And China is not being represented in
today’s opening ceremony, out of anger over Dalai Lama
visiting Taiwan.
    At least we, the deaf, are no longer immune to ugly
hearing politics!
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North Korea friendly to the deaf? A group of deaf
people from Japan, the Netherlands and Singapore
visited the world’s most oppressive Communist
nation and was given the royal treatment! It was
part of The International Exchange Meeting
program in Pyongyang.
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DeafDigest – 06 September 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 6, 2019

— hard of hearing people say lipreading fails sometimes

An advocate who is hard of hearing said there are ten
different reasons why lipreading fails them? One
reason is interesting – depending too much on captions
instead of watching actors’ lips!

 

— KFC great way to serve deaf drive-ins

KFC, very aware of difficulties some chains deal
with deaf drive-in customers, came up with an
idea. This chain developed a training video
to show all employees and all managers how
to deal with a typical deaf-drive in. They
say it is working very well. Hmm, lets’ see
if other chains will copy KFC’s idea? The
concern is that if employees are shown the
video 6 months ago, will they immediately
remember the steps to take? Many forget what
they learn unless it is repetitive.

 

— worldwide chain laughs at deaf

A deaf woman ordered a prepaid cellphone card,
but there was a misunderstanding over the cost.
As a result she overpaid. When she protested
and wanted the refund on the overpayment,
the clerk laughed very hard. The deaf woman
felt the clerk was mocking her deafness.
It took place at a 7-11 store, not in
USA but in the Philippines. This incident
went viral and as a result, the customer
care specialist from 7-11 Philippines
is now trying to get this matter taken
care of with an apology.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 05 September 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 5, 2019

— announcement but years to implement

A New York City subway system made a big announcement,
that digital screens will be captioned for the benefit
of deaf passengers. Yet it will take several years for
all such screens to be installed at stations and
in all cars. Announcement is one thing; implementation
is another thing. Ever so frustrating!

 

— percentage that watch captions

A captioning advocate said more than half of
people that watch captions are not deaf.
True or false?

 

— lipreading machine

A lipreading machine? A joke? Well, there is a
tech company that is developing an app that can
read people’s lips, among other things. Purpose
is to allow financial clients to access their
own on-line records. 96 percent success rate with
access is what developers are saying.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 September 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 4, 2019

— opportunity for deaf interested in magic

We have a good number of deaf people that do
magic tricks. Some of them are stage performers.
How do they learn magic? Possibly by taking
lessons or by self-teaching. Well, one
company is captioning its magic-training
videos. Hopefully this is the beginning of
all other hobby-training videos being
captioned.

 

— airlines helping the deaf

Delta – flight personnel wearing ASL pins

Virgin Atlantic Airways – giving deaf
passengers their own ASL pins

Southwest – voice for relay services and TTY use

United – asks deaf passengers to identify themselves

Which is best? The best thing is a safe, and hassle-
free flight!

 

— a piece removed from cars

In one city, in an effort to eliminate noise
pollution, a group is pushing to have
horns removed from their cars. If it
succeeds it may be great for the deaf –
in that it may prevent road rage
directed at them, by angry and impatient
hearing drivers, upset that they don’t
“respond” to horns!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 03 September 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 3, 2019

— a new feature with future movies

The Walking Dead is now adding captions on
movie trailers to tell the deaf people what
is coming up in their new films. This is great
because no one likes to watch trailers after
trailers, all not captioned, thus boring
the deaf until the featured film comes up.

 

— deaf forklift operator wins his job back

A deaf forklift operator was successful with his
job for many years before he was demoted to
a less skilled job. The company did not want
deaf people to operate forklifts, hence the
reason for his demotion. He sued. The courts
said the company discriminated against him.

 

— the disappearing pizza chains

There was a story about pizza chains getting
fewer and fewer over the years. Mentioned
are Pizza Hut, Cici’s, Little Caesars,
Papa John’s and others. DeafDigest is
mentioning this in view of the announcement
of Mozzeria’s plans to expand its chain to
as many as 12 outlets over the years. Just
hope Deaf Pizza is better than Hearing Pizza!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 02 September 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 2, 2019

— Worst Seinfield TV character

Seinfeld TV Series had a nine year run
that ended in 1998, as one of the most
famous programs. Re-runs continue and
do keep in mind that Marlee Matlin
was cast in one episode. Anyway
there was a posting about these
“worst Seinfield characters” and
Peterman, as the boss. He “took”
advantage of one of his “employees”
that had a hearing loss. For that
reason, it was the “worst” Seinfield
character.

 

— airline blocks deaf-blind passenger

Zamir Dhale, who is deaf-blind,
was enroute to Geneva to attend the
United Nations confrence on the
disabled. He has traveled everywhere
in the world in the past, but this
time AirAsia blocked him. The
airline said deaf-blind people cannot
travel alone. It took some hassling
with the airline personnel before
he could board the flight several
hours later.

 

— noisy factory loves deaf employees

There was a story about Valence, an
aircraft manufacturer in Everett, Washington,
many employees. The factory is noisy, no problem
for deaf employees. Hearing employees learn
some sign language, because of deaf employees
and because noise prevents voice communications.
Deaf employees stay at job whereas hearing employees
leave for jobs at Amazon, Boeing and others!

 

 

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Top stories about the deaf:
Israeli Labor leader Amir Peretz shaved off
his thick mustache. Reason? To allow the
deaf to lipread him better!
Deaf cybersecurity experts? Well, The
Center for Cybersecurity and Education is
developing a curriculum for the deaf
that are interested in this field.
Matthew Johnston has become the first deaf
British person to serve on the jury in
the court room.
Gallaudet University has lauded Apple’s
commitment towards accessibility and
inclusivity. The praise was posted on
a video for Apple CEO Tim Cook to view.
Marvel Fans have petitioned to have
The Eternals be open captioned for their
viewing enjoyment.
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A DEAF BUSINESS CARD
    Many deaf people have their own business cards which advertise
their own part time businesses – such as computer repairs, painting,
handyman work, photography, etc.
    One business card by a British deaf photographer is interesting. It asks
for hearing customers to call him on voice phone, but to wait for the
fifth ring to leave in a text message because there is no relay service.
    Does it help? No – hearing people have no patience!
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A COMMENT BY ASL TEACHER
    DeafDigest editor won’t name the ASL teacher
but he made a comment in his classroom.
    He told his students in the ASL 101 class –
that only one of you in this room of about 20
students will find a job working with the deaf –
as teacher or as interpreter or as a voc rehab
counselor or as social worker.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Today is the first day of September.  Summer is about to end.
For us who have Usher Syndrome, this can be a sad transition.
Daylight is getting shorter and shorter each day.
We cannot see in the dark like many people do.
Support your friends and neighbors!
Happy September….
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:
Governor Simon Lalong (Plateau State, Nigeria)
has personally removed hearing members of the
Disability Rights Commission, replacing them
with deaf and disabled individuals.
In Kilifi (Kenya) there were accusations
that 1,000 deaf people were not counted
in the national census. The excuse by the
government was that they did not answer
the knock of the door.
A deaf Nigerian student has dreams of becoming
a doctor. She was told that deaf people
cannot study science and cannot become
a doctor – because she is deaf.
Jennifer Pastiloff, who is deaf was profiled
in a story that said she is the best
yoga instructor in the Los Angeles area.
The officers with the Spokane Police Department
(WA) sat down with the deaf while sharing
cups of coffee – goal is to remove
communication barriers.
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WALMART GOOD OR BAD TO THE DEAF?
    Walmart prices are the lowest. Many people go to Walmart
for that reason.
    Walmart has hired many deaf people – but these jobs are
low paid.
    Has Walmart hired the deaf for supervisory and higher
levels? Has Walmart promoted the deaf for better jobs
for better pay?
    DeafDigest editor does not know and wonders if Walmart
is not really good to deaf employees?
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person that loves Hallmark movies was
talking about one such movie with a deaf friend,
that also watches these same Hallmark movies.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I just love that funny actress Scram
The hearing person actually said:
I just love that funny actress Schram
note:
full name is Jessy Schram
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A PSYCHOLOGIST SAYS PEOPLE WHO FEAR THE DEAF ALSO FEAR OTHER PEOPLE!
    A psychologist just told DeafDigest editor that if a hearing
person is afraid of the deaf, he is also afraid of other hearing
people!
    DeafDigest editor agrees with the psychologist!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
People have to be careful not to look at realtime captioners as if they
are machines or robots of some sort. Occasionally a CART captioner may be
told to sit in a corner of a room so that he or she won’t be in the way.
Many of the speakers might turn their backs on the captioner as they are
speaking.
What you have to remember is that if the captioner cannot hear or
understand what is being said, he or she cannot accurately transcribe what
is being said. It is important that the client communicate with the CART
captioner about whether the captioner should interrupt in a situation like
this.
Some people do not want the CART captioners to interrupt the proceedings.
They want CART captioners to just do the best that they can and put in
parentheticals like “inaudible” or “indiscernible” if they cannot hear or
understand what is being said. Many CART captioners will not interrupt the
proceedings unless they have been instructed to do so in advance by the
CART consumer because some CART consumers want the captioner to remain as
inconspicuous as possible.
If you are working with a CART captioner and you would like him or her to
interrupt more frequently if he or she cannot hear or understand, please
make sure you communicate that to the CART captioner.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Rhode Island will shut down the state government
operations for 12 days. The state, like with other
states, is broke and must find ways to save money.
    Exception to the shutdown is the Rhode Island
School for the Deaf. It will continue to operate
as usual.
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With thanks to deaf MP Mojo Mathers, the New Zealand
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