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DeafDigest – 29 November 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 29, 2019

— mostly vocal but mostly weak

An advocate said that comparing the deaf with other
disabled groups, the deaf is the most vocal in
fighting for their rights and needs. The irony –
when disabled groups get together to fight for
combined their needs, these groups would ignore
the deaf needs!

 

 

— sign language knowledge not required

According to Department of Transportation
regulations with the airlines, staff knowledge
of sign language is not required. Surprising?
Yes. Disappointing? Yes.

 

 

— fears during medical appointments

A newspaper story said many deaf people have
these three interpreting fears during medical
appointments – that interpreter does not
show up; not understanding what the doctor
tells the interpreter; not understanding
the prescription, again with interpreter
being around. These fears are valid.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 28 November 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 28, 2019

— difficult to be deaf at a hearing college

There was a newspaper story today about being
deaf at a hearing college. Part of the
story says that many students and staff are not
familiar with sign language, deaf culture, and
deafness in general, creating an isolating
environment. The story also says that deaf
students are scattered across the campus
making encounters with each other rare.

 

 

— a shocking comment by an architectural firm

A new library, costing $41.5 million dollars,
just opened up in New York City. It lacks access
to the deaf and the disabled. As a result, this
library has been slapped with a lawsuit over these
ADA violations. What made the whole thing so
shocking is the comment by the architectural
firm:

there was no priority given to people with disabilities
and that we had not thought about it

 

 

— another comment by a former deaf attorney

In another newspaper story today, a former attorney,
who is deaf, said:

There isn’t much demand for lawyers that can’t communicate,
no matter how competent they might be

That person left the legal profession and went to
another profession where his deafness is not a barrier

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 27 November 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 27, 2019

— reason for not using family and friends as interpreters

A police department said when there is an issue involving
the deaf, they prefer to use professional interpreters
as opposed to family members or friends as interpreters.
Reason is neutrality and confusion with different
sign language dialects among these non-interpreters
that use ASL.

 

— Stuffed Sign Language

Stuffed Animals using sign language? A sign language
teacher, frustrated with the struggles of her hearing
students learning ASL, has been using stuffed
animals in the classroom. She uses the stuffed animals
to teach the students how to express ASL gestures!

 

— a very deaf-unfriendly bank

A bank blocked the credit card of a deaf patron.
The bank had an issue with a transaction a deaf
person made at a store and texted him about it.
The deaf person replied but the bank required a
voice call and would not accept a third party
voice call. This went on and forth for almost
10 months until it was straightened out.
The bank said it is deaf-friendly but their
rules and procedures were anti-deaf!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 26 November 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 26, 2019

— volunteer deaf accessibility consultants

The Superior Alliance for Independent Living, a
non-profit agency in Marquette, Michigan, is
looking for deaf volunteers to visit business
places and public facilities to look for
inaccessibility issues that hearing people
are not aware of! A perfect example would be
a deaf-unfriendly fast food place with no
menus for the deaf to point out to. A simple
issue that many restaurant owners are
never aware of.

 

— deaf truckers unite

Do deaf truckers stay in touch with each other
while on road? They use the CDLLife App for
that networking purposes and making contacts.

 

— oral deaf voters rule is now removed

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed a bill
into a new law that removes requirements for
voters to voice out their name and address
in order to vote. That means ASL, non-speaking
voters can have someone else voice it out
for them. This bill was spurred by a non-voice
deaf voter feeling humiliated when asked to
voice out and as a result, walked out, not
voting at all!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 November 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 25, 2019

— a question for business owners

There is a question for business owners. Are
they aware of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines,
meaning WCAG 2.1 AA, which is the worldwide
accessibility standards? If they are not aware
of it, they may likely be sued for not complying
with ADA standards!

 

— the life of a faker

A deaf person that pretends to be hearing
is a faker – meaning bluffing, pretending,
hiding, hanging head down, giving wrong
impressions, giving wrong responses to
wrong questions, smiling at hearing jokes
that could not be understood, and saying
“pardon” too often. It is sad.

 

— a proposed Special Day

A bill in Ohio is being proposed to honor Dummy Hoy
with May 23rd as the William Hoy Day. It should pass
since both political parties are in favor of it.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 November 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
University of Texas has helped create a video game
that comes in ASL.
A while ago special playground equipment for deaf
children, placed near an overpass highway bridge
was taken away due to legal concerns by the
Oklahoma City government. This equipment has
since been returned, and welcoming these deaf
children into this facility.
Danny Murphy, who is deaf, with a world wide
video clips following, is working with
“Breaking Lousy” actor Aaron Paul in an
upcoming movie – The Elements You Drop.
In Dublin, Ireland, deaf people can get
sign language assistance at two different
police stations. This was made possible
through alliance of groups that work
with the deaf.
The Bundesliga professional soccer team of
Germany, said to be one of the world’s most
powerful soccer teams, was praised for
easy accessibility for its deaf fans
(interpreters, captions, etc). It was
written up in a big newspaper story.
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HOMEWORK FOR DEAF DURING CONVENTION
    When people attend conventions, do they do homework
in their hotel rooms?
    Normally, no. But every year there is a national
convention of the National Court Reporters Association.
It is an organization of real-time captioners.
    Many of them do their “homework” during the
convention week. Their homework is to caption
the TV news programs in their home towns!
    For them it is not “play” time during
convention, but “work” time.
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DEAF EYES, HEARING EARS IN RESTAURANTS
    Many restaurants in big cities have waiters that
are foreigners.
    A deaf person may not know it, but hearing people
with ears know these accents – Serbia, Netherlands,
Russia, Portugal, Brazil, etc, etc.
    Plus these waiters love to talk about their home
nations.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Thanksgiving gatherings can be hard for us who are DeafBlind.
One of the reasons is that often family members don’t sign.
Also individuals who have Usher Syndrome, tend to lose more
vision each year.
This makes it difficult for family and friends to understand
changes in communication needs.
I want to give thanks to people near and far for their services
to us who are DeafBlind.
Without your support, we could be socially isolated!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 25 November 2019

DeafDigest Blue – November 24, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
At Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, one of the
many candidates is Chris Haulmark. He is deaf
and was previously a candidate in another election
but was not successful.
A report issued by the National Deaf Center
said that late-deafened military vets are
not doing that well in colleges.
Alexandria Wailes, a professional dancer, who is
deaf, said in a newspaper interview – Face Is My Voice
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut
reached agreement with Disability Rights Connecticut
to ensure that deaf patients, seeking physical
therapy, be given interpreters.
Larry Kinitsy is the new chairperson of the board of
trustees of the Helen Keller Services in New York.
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AN UGLY DEAF INCIDENT AT MCDONALDS
    A deaf husband and wife couple, both of them
anti-hearing extremists, walked into a local
McDonalds. They used ASL to order their food.
    Of course, the woman behind the counter
did not understand ASL. She called for her manager
to help. Yes, the manager also did not understand
ASL.
    It only made the deaf couple angrier and angrier.
At this point, another deaf couple entered McDonalds
and saw this incident. They were so embarrassed that
they quickly left the place.
    DeafDigest does not know what happened afterwards.
But signing ASL with hearing people that does not
know ASL is the worst example of Deaf Extremism!
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Lip reading tale
Years ago, the Yankees were playing a pre-season
game against the Nationals in Washington, DC.
Controversial Yankee superstar Alex Rodriguez
was at bat. The fans stood up.
The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
They are cheering him
The hearing fan actually said:
They are jeering him
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
PREFERING THE DEAF OR PREFERRING THE HEARING?
    An oral deaf person struggles with ASL with
a deaf friend.
    That oral deaf person and that ASL deaf person
were invited to a hearing party.
    That oral deaf person rejects the ASL deaf
person during that party because he wants to
communicate with hearing. The funny thing is that
he struggles while communicating with hearing.
    Which is better for oral deaf person? To
struggle with ASL with a deaf person or to struggle
to communicate with the hearing?
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
People often comment to me that there are no letters designated on the
steno keyboard. They wonder how we know what the keys are. In fact, some
people think the steno keyboard looks more like a piano keyboard than a
traditional computer keyboard.
When students are learning steno theory, they must memorize where the keys
are. Then they must memorize what combinations of letters to use to make
other letters.
For example, to write the sound of an initial “N” as in the word “nap,”
the steno student must learn that N is written using the index, middle,
and ring finger of the left hand on the top bank of steno keys. It just so
happens that the keys associated with that stroke are T, P, and H.
When a steno writer sees “TPH,” they will begin to see the letter “N.”
Since all initial consonants are written with the left hand, all consonant
sounds at the beginning of words must be written using different
combinations of the letters STKPWHR. These seven letters must be used
together in different ways to make all the consonant sounds that we use to
start words in English.
Having the letters printed on the tops of those keys really would not help
a steno writer remember all the different ways these letters are mixed
together to make other letters.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
The Baton Rouge Association of the Deaf is putting
their clubhouse for sale. No new members are being
accepted. Proceeds from the club house sale will
go towards housing for deaf senior citizens.
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The National Association of the Deaf is conducting
a survey to see if the deaf clients are happy
or unhappy with their interpreters.
note:
What became of that survey? Do not know.
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DeafDigest – 22 November 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 22, 2019

— attorneys more interested in money than ADA issues

There have been many ADA-related lawsuits against local
governments in Florida. Much responsible for these
lawsuits were not deaf people but hearing attorneys,
anxious to make big money by forcing local governments
to pay up quickly just to avoid costly lawsuits.
An advocate said the right way is for deaf people
to tell the local governments what they need
(captions, interpreters, etc). That would be
preferable as opposed to attorneys getting rich
from these local governments.

 

— Super Bowl advertisers hopefully will caption all ads

Who will be in the Super Bowl? Whoa, too early as playoffs
have not yet started – but among the Super Bowl advertisers
they are ready to pay for these expensive ads – as much
as 5 million for these short, 30-second ads. And some of
them will tell us that cost of captioning their 30-second
ads is too expensive for them! How expensive is captioning
their ads? Just few hundred bucks. There has never been a
perfect 100 percent score of all ads being captioned.

 

— El Tonto, most terrible deaf movie or not

Deaf people that follow movies are upset about
Charlie Day, not deaf, that plans to produce
the “El Tonto” movie. It is about a “stupid”
deaf man. Charlie, in response to public anger,
said it is not about the deaf but about comedy.
He said it was his 6-year dream to produce that
movie – but why have hearing people laugh at
that stupid deaf person?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 21 November 2019

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— deaf person appointed to president’s advisory council

Angkie Yudistia, who is deaf, was appointed to the
president’s advisory council, to give advice on
the needs of the deaf. No, not the White House
but the president’s council in Indonesia.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was the one that
appointed the deaf leader.

 

— The Silent Network now available via fast internet connection

The widely praised Silent Network has made all of its
programs available through fast internet connection.
This announcement was made recently and those that
want to watch Silent Network programs would need to
click on: http://deafdigest.com and again click on
the Silent Network banner ad on the right side.

 

— ASL deaf actor plays two hearing roles in one play

“To Kill A Mockingbird” is one of the world’s most
famous stories, shown both in theatrical plays and
in a movie. Russell Harvard, who is deaf and uses
ASL, won two coveted roles in this Broadway
play revival, as Boo Radley and as Link Deas.
He is hoping it is the springboard to bigger
acting roles.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 20 November 2019

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— gene-editing groups need to reach agreement

How worried is the health and science groups
are about deaf-gene editing? The World Health Organization
and the Science Academy groups need to get together
to establish principles and guidelines regarding
editing of genes. And, yet, this won’t stop
dishonest scientists from doing unathorized
work on gene editing. This was a newspaper
story today.

 

— being a deaf coffee barista is not easy

In a newspaper interview a deaf barista said he
handles about 100 coffee orders per day –
each order with these different combinations.
Some are simple; some are complicated. In
due time he has developed his own tricks to
know which customers want which coffee
combination. With difficult customers that
demand difficult coffee combinations he would
just grab a nearby hearing barista to help.
He said he loves his job despite occasional
difficulties.

 

— problems with text to 911

The Beltrami County (Minnesota) emergency management
services reviewed its Text-to-911 service and said
that while it has been a success, there are still
problems. Three examples are:

additional time with text as opposed to voice

cannot ask multiple questions; must ask one question at a time

dispatchers cannot hear the background (gun shots, screaming voices, etc)

 

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DeafDigest – 19 November 2019

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— kicking a deaf person out of a store

There was a story about a deaf woman being
kicked out of a store; they said she was
being a troublemaker. She said she was
only questioning the prices of stuff she
wanted to buy. Who is telling the truth?

 

 

— 4th deaf store in world

Starbucks has opened its’ fourth deaf store in the
world. The list of these deaf stores is:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Washington D.C.
Guangzhou, China
Penang, Malaysia

Why just one store in USA? Do not know.

 

— VR sign language

Is there such a thing as a VR sign language? VR
stands for Virtual Reality, not Video Relay.
Well, there is talk that deaf gamers can
communicate with hearing gamers through
Video Reality sign language. Really?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 18 November 2019

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— Netflix features Coda Prince’s mother

Prince Philip does not have a good reputation
for he is well known for his senseless joking
and wisecracking. But his mother Princess Alice
of Battenberg was deaf. She had her own personal
issues. Netflix will be showing the story in
Season 3 of The Crown. Keep in mind the mother
certainly knew no sign language, growing up
in Greece.

 

— emergency drills fail the deaf

New Jersey Transit recently had an emergency drill,
and asked for several deaf volunteers to participate.
They said New Jersey Transit failed the deaf in
these drills! As a result, the New Jersey Transit
is now trying to revise their drills to make sure
deaf people (volunteers) know what is going on.
This is not a surprise. The deaf know better, than
these hearing emergency people on what is the best
way to notify them.

 

— China finally frees a Coda

This past June, Guthrie McLean, a Coda, was visiting
his deaf mother, Jennifer McLean, who was a teacher
in China. The mother got into a fare argument with a
taxi driver and he roughed her up. The son rushed into
mother’s defense and injured him. The police authorities
in Zhengzhou arrested him and had him detained since then.
It took tense back and forth diplomatic negotiations
between the American embassy and the Chinese authorities
before he was just finally released and allowed
to go home.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 17 November 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
Loud restaurants not good for deaf people that cannot
hear anyway? This is what one person said in a letter
to a newspaper editor. This is strange, yet that
person insists it is true.
Chile now allows the deaf to become magistrates,
repealing the law that says the deaf cannot
function in that position. Will these deaf
magistrates be provided with interpreters?
The Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
in Boston, said to be the nation’s first day public school
for the deaf, is now celebrating its 150th anniversary.
Vibrating shoes for deaf dancers? A company has
come up with these special shoes. A deaf dancer,
putting it on, said it is great.
Bailey Turfitt, who is deaf, was written up in a
newspaper in Texas as the artistic jack of all trades.
She has these skills – makeup artist, photographer,
costumer, model, painter, sculptor, metalsmith and
events coordinator.
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HATE A PERSON THAT STARES AT YOU
    DeafDigest editor goes to fast food restaurants during
his lunch hour. Some fast food employees stare at him
even when they are busy making sandwiches.
    Why does the employee stare? Never saw a deaf person in
his life? Or uncomfortable with a deaf person?
    No matter – when an employee stares for a long time,
DeafDigest editor goes to a different fast food place!
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word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no monthly fees or
contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
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A SAD IRONY AT GALLAUDET AND NTID
    What is a sad irony at Gallaudet and NTID. Both campuses
have deaf students – and for new students that need to learn
ASL, the opportunities to mingle and learn is perfect.
    Yet, some students reject social life and reject ASL. As
a result, for some of them they have to enroll at ASL classes
in their home towns!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I traveled to New York City to meet my son and his girlfriend.
We went to a Broadway show.  This was my first experience at Broadway.
Three interpreters were hired by the theater to work with me.
I arrived one hour early to meet with the interpreters and discuss my
interpreting needs.  They also gave me lots of good prep to help me
through the show!
It was a great experience and an enjoyable evening.
As an added note, one of the actors, at the end of show, faced us and
gave a “Deaf applause” and signed thank you!
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:
School bus drivers having issues with some
deaf students that do not behave well?
Ad advocate said that these bus drivers
are not trained how to deal with
misbehaving deaf students!
The Ruderman Family Foundation, which
pushes for casting of disabled actors,
praised Neflix for casting a deaf actor
in the “Tales of the City” miniseries.
New York’s de Blasio administration has
been blasted for delaying the 911
overhaul that would greatly help the
deaf during emergencies.
William Beaumont Hospital (Michigan) reached
agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for
the Eastern District of Michigan to provide
interpreters for deaf patients.
A big irony in Minnesota, a state pretty much
known for its top-notch serves for its deaf
residents. The state Department of Human Services
has been accused of denying accommodations for their
deaf and disabled employees. An investigation
is ongoing.
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DEAF WON’T TELL HEARING THE FAMILY HISTORY
    There are some hearing members of a family that want to
know more about their deaf family members.
    These hearing members are frustrated because the deaf
family members refuse to share with them the family history
such as marriages, jobs, sports, etc.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing I/T man was explaining something to
a deaf programmer while pointing at a list
of programming codes.
The deaf programmer thought the hearing I/T man said:
This has to be a match
The hearing I/T man actually said:
This has to be a batch
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THE FACE IS ALWAYS ANGRY
    DeafDigest editor knows of several deaf people that always
look angry, even when they’re not angry!
    It has alot to do with facial expressions, and it is
unfortunate because it scares away deaf people that want
to be friends with them!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
When people have talked to me about the mistakes of broadcast captioners
or CART captioners, one thing some people have not taken into
consideration is the speed of the speakers. How fast someone talks can
drastically affect the accuracy of realtime translation.
When someone is learning steno, after completing the steno theory, the
first test a court reporting student takes is usually at 60 words a
minute. In order to finish school, most court reporting schools require
speeds of 225 words per minute or higher. It can take two, three, or more
years for a steno student to increase his or her writing speed from 60 to
225 words per minute.
After a student has completed school and has passed whatever certification
tests are required, that person is now faced with how fast some people
actually talk in the “real world.” There are people who at times speak at
speeds around 300 words a minute.
All court reporters, broadcast captioners, and CART captioners must
continually try to increase their speed on the steno machine, but what
people should understand is that the faster someone is speaking, the more
mistakes may be made by realtime captioners.
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Michigan State University is closing its
Deaf Education Program, effective in 2012.
No new students will be admitted; current
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by then. This program has combined ASL and
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A prison within a prison. This is what the Helping
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organization, is saying in a press release
distributed nationally this week. This is in
reference to isolation of deaf prisoners in
hearing prisons.
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DeafDigest – 15 November 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 15, 2019

— honoring the ultimate late-bloomer

Betty Bounds Evans, Austin, TX career deaf
woman, passed away recently. She was
remarkable if only for one reason – as the
ultimate late-bloomer. After graduating
from Gallaudet her goals were simple –
get married, start a family and enjoy
teaching the deaf in the classrooms.
Over the years she evolved and moved up
the ladder – director of a Gallaudet regional
center, as a corporate executive,
and lastly, as an assistant superintendent
of Texas School for the Deaf. She was
that ambitious and was willing to
relocate several times while attaining
her professional goals.

 

— A comment from Amazon, true or false

Amazon said it is one of the only tech
companies in USA to have full time
ASL interpreter. Is this true or
false? DeafDigest thinks this claim
is false.

 

— the deaf of Austin

A hearing person that uses ASL said that
Austin, TX has a deaf restaurant, a deaf
dog groomer and a deaf mechanic. How many
other American metro areas with large
deaf population could make this claim?

 

 

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— a troubling comment by an interpreter

An interpeter made this troubling comment:

She said:
There are just more businesses not providing
deaf people with interpreters

The implication is that businesses, despite
knowing ADA, would just not provide
interpreters. This is just troubling.

 

— deaf play more complicated than hearing play

A deaf play can get more complicated than a
hearing play. With the hearing play, voice and
surtitles (depending on the theater) are
both used. But with professional deaf plays,
there are four factors – voiceovers, sign
language, captions and voice. And it is not
always perfect – missed lines for the deaf
and also missed lines for the hearing!

 

— important deaf man behind famous country singer

Dolly Parton is one of the world’s most famous
country singers. When she is on stage, she wears
different kinds of dresses. The person responsible
for setting up her dresses is Steve Summers.
He is deaf, but functions as a hearing person
and does not know ASL.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 13 November 2019

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— seven text-to-911 messages in one month

Horry County is South Carolina’s fourth largest
county with population of nearly 333,000 people.
How many of these people are deaf and cannot
use voice telephones? Anyway the county said
their dispatch center received seven calls
in its’ first month of operation. How many
were from the deaf and how many were from
the hearing? No matter – the system is there
for these county residents.

 

— new app for deaf people that tour museums

There is a new app – called MUSEAI, which is
supposed to help the deaf enjoy touring the
museums. It pulls up information for each
exhibit window. It probably will work with
all major musuems, but not sure if it will
work with smaller museums.

 

— the deaf with the artist and the photographer

A deaf artist said that he looks at deaf hands first
before doing a painting of a deaf person. A
deaf photographer said he looks at deaf faces
first before taking the pictures. These two
different deaf perspectives!

 

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DeafDigest – 12 November 2019

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— a new word of the week

There is a new word by a newspaper columnist. It is
surdophobia which means hearing people that hate the
deaf or are afraid of the deaf. DeafDigest coined different
phrase few years ago – Deaf Phobia, and both mean
the same thing!

 

— cop doing right way or wrong way

There was a demonstration of what a cop is supposed to do
when he stops a deaf driver and is being told of his
deafness. The cop would then go back to his car
to get a special communications card. At this point,
did the cop tell the deaf driver, via gestures or
notes, to stay in the car for a few minutes? Or
is it the assumption that the deaf driver
understands what the cop is going to do?

 

— no response from the deaf community

An independent living center reached out to the
deaf community, asking for advice and feedback
on how to improve communications (interpreters,
captions, video devices, etc). The response
from the deaf community was zero. DeafDigest
is not sure what to make of it! This story
surfaced in a newspaper today.

 

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DeafDigest – 11 November 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 11, 2019

— wrong vocational choice

A vocational program for the deaf have been
training deaf students to become dental
technicians. Only one thing wrong –
it is just dental technican courses,
but no other courses in other vocational
fields the deaf may prefer – such as
auto body work, carpentry, brick laying,
etc. These students have no choice even
if they protest!

 

— Purdue is afraid of hearing students’ complaints

Purdue University is one of the nation’s best
universities. Yet, that university will side
with the hearing if there is a deaf vs hearing
issue. A group of deaf students asked the
professor to turn on captions on classroom
videos. The professor refused – as he was afraid
of getting hearing students, those that hate
captions, angry! Do not know why these deaf
students don’t make a legal issue out of it.
As a historical irony, Purdue’s first football
team, so many years ago, was coached by a
deaf man (himself a Gallaudet graduate).

 

— deafness not mentioned in deaf man’s successful life

An indie short film profiled the life of a deaf man,
but only one thing went wrong – it did not mention
his deafness. He functioned as a hearing person, who
did not use sign language, a fact that the producers
were easily able to cover up.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:
A gorilla in a zoo in Miami uses sign language
to tell visitors not to feed him (for the sake of
his health).
The Disability Support Services, at Fullerton College
(CA) has a wording that sort raises a red flag.
It says – The Disability Support Services
is a student program that if eligible,
students with physical disabilities can
go for help.  The red flag is one word – if!
That word must be removed.
Front Range Community College and University of
Northern Colorado are both working on a joint
ASL program to train students to become
interpreters.
There was a story in a newspaper in Tanzania
about deaf paralegals helping bring justice
to deaf women.
North Carolina School for the Deaf has a new
director in Mark D. Patrick. He worked at
the school from 2006-2017 and left for a new
position but came back.
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DEAF EYES VS HEARING EYES
    Deaf Eyes are always different from Hearing Eyes.
Deaf and hearing look at things differently.
    A deaf person goes to a store and immediately
knows if it is deaf-friendly or not.
    A hearing person will not know the difference!
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MOVIE STAR INTERRPETERS
    Our interpreters are not movie stars, but
many hearing people think they are.
    These hearing people do not understand sign
language but are fascinated by the way these
interpreters use signs.
    Some of these interpreters are written
in newspapers as “movie stars.”
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Many appliances and products are now digital.
It is not an easy mode for me as a DeafBlind man.
Last February we got all new appliances.  The all matched for the first
time in 30 years!
Anyway, operating the oven is the most challenging to date!
Even with raised marks to help me tactile to operate the oven.
It is a very sensitive touch screen.
I was making pizza, set the oven and put in the pizza.
I smell something burning, I opened the oven and it activated the smoke
detector!
It turn out I pressed broil instead of bake!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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Is there such a thing as “10 Commandments of deaf culture”?
An Australian deaf activist says yes and had her commandments
on video. Problem is it wasn’t captioned and DeafDigest
editor does not understand Australian Sign Language!
There is a bill in Washington, DC to establish an office
for the deaf and hard of hearing. Yet there are complaints
that the bill is not doing anything for the deaf people
that don’t sign – and there are many of them that reside
in the city!
Darlene Zangara is the new executive director of the
Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of
Hearing.
A strange controversy is going on at Lake Hefner Parkway
at Oklahoma City. A playground specifically designated for
deaf children disappeared. It was located near a billboard,
and there was a state law saying playgrounds cannot be
located near it.
A deaf celebrity as a victim of road rage? Unfortunately, yes.
Two-time Olympics swimmer Terence Parkin, South Africa, was
assaulted by an enraged driver. The whole incident was
on video and the police is following up on it.
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JOB TRAINING UNFAIR TO THE DEAF?
    Sometimes a deaf employee is being trained to do a
complicated job task. A hearing employee trains the
deaf employee but gives up because of communication
problems.
    But this same hearing employee shows patience with
a new hearing employee that is being trained for this
same complicated job task.
    Is it fair to the deaf? No, but we now have ADA,
interpreters and job coaches. In the past we didn’t.
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A hearing chef was discussing cooking tips with
a future deaf chef.
The deaf chef thought the hearing chef said
while pointing at something on the table:
This is better
The hearing chef actually said:
This is butter
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A WASTED ACTING ROLE
    What is a waste of time with deaf actors
in hearing movies?
    A deaf person would be hired to act in a
hearing film. The role may be small, maybe just
one short scene.
    And when the filming is finished, the film
editors would cut out the deaf character.
The deaf community would come to watch the
movie and be disappointed in not seeing the
deaf actor.
    A waste of time for everyone. It has
happened from time to time in the past.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
The fingering of a stenocaptioner needs to be very precise. For example,
the ring finger of the left hand can depress the T key on the top row or
“bank” of keys or the K key on the bottom row of keys. If the captioner
depresses both of those keys at the same time by hitting the crack between
the two keys, the letters T and K will both appear, and when those two
keys are combined together, they become a D in steno.
Since many steno writers start off as court reporters, they learn short
forms for many legal terms. A common way to write the word “testimony” in
steno is TEFT. Another common word for court reporters is “defendant.” A
common way to write that word in steno is TKEFT, which is seen by a steno
writer as DEFT.
Even though the words “testimony” and “defendant” do not sound at all
alike, you may see mistakes like these by captioners or court reporters:
“The testimony is sitting at the counsel table with his attorneys.”
“He was sworn, and he gave his defendant in a straightforward manner.”
As you can probably tell, these should read as follows:
“The defendant is sitting at the counsel table with his attorneys.”
“He was sworn, and he gave his testimony in a straightforward manner.”
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DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Larry Fleischer
whose untimely passing hit the Deaf Community real
hard. Larry wore many hats, all at the same time –
Deaf Culture, promoting ASL, Deaf Education, Deaf
Sports, Deaf Films, Deaf Issues consultant, and what
have you. The last time DeafDigest editor chatted
with Larry was at the Deaf Films Festival at
Tampa in 2004. A Californian, he flew to Florida
at the same time, not only just to attend the Film
Festival but to consult with a local law enforcement
agency regarding a deaf inmate that was in prison.
He rented a car, drove all the way from coast
to coast, meaning Florida’s east coast to Florida’s
west coast, just to attend the Festival. He stayed
at the Festival for few hours before driving back
to the East coast!
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Diago Cortizas, a Spanish man, has lived in Hanoi,
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fashion clothing. One of his best embroiderers is
a deaf woman. He would not know what to do if she
left him for another job!
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DeafDigest – 08 November 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 8, 2019

— importance of first responders in emergencies

There was a story of a weather disaster that
left the deaf abandoned for quite some time.
The first responders arrived, “knocked” on the
doors and left, thinking no one was there!
Didn’t happen in USA, but happened in Japan.
Yes, the Japanese local government authorities
weren’t too happy about it.

 

— refusing to show the presidential insult of Marlee Matlin

Mark Burnett is a TV producer, who is supposedly
close to the White House people, including the
president. Yet, when Marlee Matlin was insulted
by the president, producer Burnett refused to
release the video that supposedly showed it!
DeafDigest is not sure exactly what this means –
either to protect the president from his
uncalled for comment or to spare Marlee the
undeserved humiliation.

 

— to learn sign is to 100 percent accept the deaf

An activist said that if all hearing people learn
sign language they will 100 percent accept
the deaf in all phases of everyday life.
Really? What if the hearing person learns
signs and still hates the deaf?

 

 

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DeafDigest – 07 November 2019

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— deaf worse or better than an illness

A deaf woman was interviewed by a newspaper.
She said said that her mother was more
upset about the daughter’s deafness than the
cancer the mother was suffering!

 

— a big issue with museums

Many museums only have captions at their small movie
theaters. But at exhibit windows, no captions – just
scripts for deaf to read. But many of these scripts
are so wordy and overwhelming that it is hard to
keep up with! This is what a museum administrator
said. Interpreters? Yes, but not that easy to
find and to get and to pay low rates.

 

— a Deaf Hoax

There was a story that a deaf player for a British
rugby team was hired to coach a hearing Portugal
national rugby team. It was a hoax that the deaf player
and the national Portugal rugby team did not
appreciate. How did that hoax come up in the first
place? No one knows!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 06 November 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 6, 2019

— serious issue, toilet leaks that deaf can’t hear

DeafDigest is still bothered by a $5,000 water bill
because a deaf woman couldn’t “hear” the water leak.
Yes, an agency helped her with the bill but what about
other deaf people that deal with their own toilet
leaks? A google search said:

Drip 10 to 15 drops of food coloring into the toilet tank.
Wait 10 minutes. If colored water appears in the toilet
bowl, you have a leak.

Hope this works!

 

 

— supervisor recommended deaf employee, no luck

A deaf employee at a store was doing a great
job. His hearing supervisor recommended him for
a big job promotion. Unfortunately the supervisor
left his job. The new supervisor didn’t like
the deaf employee and refused to follow the
recommendation to promote him. The deaf employee
filed a job discrimination lawsuit and won.

 

— supervisor recommended deaf employee, no luck

A deaf employee at a store was doing a great
job. His hearing supervisor recommended him for
a big job promotion. Unfortunately the supervisor
left his job. The new supervisor didn’t like
the deaf employee and refused to follow the
recommendation to promote him. The deaf employee
filed a job discrimination lawsuit and won.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 05 November 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 5, 2019

— boring but important

Deaf passengers on airflights want captions (or subtitles)
on inflight movies. Yet the airlines are pushing for captions
to inform deaf passengers on safety announcements. Not
a single word on inflight movies. Deaf passengeres just
have to select foreign movies because these carry
English subtitles. But what about American movies?
Sometimes deaf passengers are lucky; sometimes
not – during international flights.

 

— an angry comment about some restaurants

Some restaurants are not deaf-friendly. Even
when a deaf person points to the menu for
his dish choice, the waiter may not be
cooperative (no explanation of specials,
no query about meat being rare done or
medium done or well done, etc). An
activist said such restaurants has
walls for the deaf but doors for the
hearing – meaning deaf person cannot
go through the walls!

 

— 25 years to confess something

A deaf person denied his deafness for 25 years
until he finally gave up and confessed to a
hearing friend that he was deaf. 25 years?
No interpreters. No captions? No ADA
rules in his favor. Etc. Very sad.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 November 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 4, 2019

— FCC wants to get tough with rule-breakers

The FCC has proposed new rules regarding misconduct
by rule-breakers, meaning those that work with Deaf
Relay Services but break rules with it. Keep in mind
there was a big scandal with our Relay Services not
that too many years ago.

 

— famous deaf inventor’s deaf wife

Thomas A. Edison, who was deaf, was an inventor
that was well known over the years. Not too many
people also know that his second wife, Mina,
was also deaf. They both functioned as hearing
people, meaning not knowing ASL at all.

 

— AA reaches out to the deaf

Alcoholics Anonymous has put in captions in
its latest video, in an effort to reach out
to the deaf in need of assistance. For more
information, go to Access@aa.org

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 November 2019

kaufman
This is the Texas School for the Deaf volleyball team which has been named as DeafDigest Sports Team of the Year in Big Schools category. The very happy coach on the floor is RJ Kaufman, the school’s long time coach.

DeafDigest – 03 November 2019

DeafDigest Gold – November 3, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
How do hearing people react when they encounter
a deaf person for the first time in their lives?
Shock? Fear? Anger? Whatever – Elin Schikler,
a just retired professor at Bergen Community College
(New Jersey) were featured in the What Would You Do?
hidden camera show – upon seeing a deaf person.
Her reaction and behavior was reviewed as
encouraging and positive.
Insurance rates for business owners in
St Augustine, Florida, has been high
in the past because of these floods.
This time, the rates have been lowered.
The newspaper featured Mackenzie Moore-Adams,
the deaf owner of her own Mighty Mutt Cuts,
a dog grooming business as the beneficiary
of these insurance rate cuts.
A Crypt was found on the campus of
Arkansas School for the Deaf. It has caused
much frenzy in the city. As a result the
school officials have asked people to stay
off the campus.
A newspaper in Nambia said that for the
whole nation, there are just five deaf
people that serve as teaching assistants
in deaf classrooms!
Ohio State American Sign Language program
encourages their students to go out and
practice their sign language in practical
situations. Many other sign language
programs don’t.
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DEAF THAT HATE HEARING ASK HEARING FOR HELP!
    It is sad that many deaf people hate the hearing.
But when deaf people need jobs or SSDI advice
or unemployment benefits advice, apartment rental
help, etc, who do they depend on?
    The hearing person!
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
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you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
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EATING AT A DINER
    When hearing people go to a diner to eat, they often
sit on the counter.
    When a group of deaf people enter a diner, they always
sit at a table, not at a counter.
    Why? Because deaf people don’t like to move their
head and neck to chat with friends.
    At the counter hearing people just use their ears
to chat!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
As you notice, the time “Falls back” one hour back in the
USA except Arizona.
That means it will get dark early in the evening.
For us who have Usher Syndrome, it’s a difficult time.
We cannot see in the dark and this makes it difficult to
travel independently.
Some individuals might have great skills using their white
canes to travel.
Some individuals are not skilled cane users or may not be ready
to accept their vision issues.
The best is to let us cope with our vision loss, but feel free
to offer assistance.
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:
The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind and
Gallaudet is now working together to develop
agenda for early childhood deaf education.
Back-up deafness genes? Russian deaf gene
designer Denis Rebrikov said he plans
to give double copies of deaf genes for
deaf couples that do not want hearing
babies. Single copy, double copy? This
story gets a bit more complicated!
Thanks to a new state law, police officers
in Oklahoma will have an easier time
communicating with deaf drivers during
traffic stops.
A new novel is coming up, and it is about
a deaf person. It is “My Splendor,”
written by Jack Saffell. It is his
first novel.
The Coptic diocese in Egypt has published
a sign language dictionary that they are
saying is the first such one in the
Middle East.
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Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no monthly fees or
contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
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IS ORAL INTERPRETING DEAD?
    Is oral interpreting now old fashioned and now dead?
Many oral people get tired of reading the lips of oral
interpreters. Some of them “sneak” a look at ASL
interpreters and can follow their signs because of
easier lipreading.
    And also, most oral people prefer CART instead of
lipreading.
    This is why DeafDigest wonders if oral interpreting
is dead?
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Lip reading tale
At an airport, a deaf passenger was talking
to a hearing passenger.
A 3rd person walked through them.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Jet
The hearing person actually said:
This is Chet.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
“How does someone become a CART captioner?” I have heard this question
asked many times when people hear what I do for a living.
Because most CART captioners use the same skills that court reporters use,
they get their training by attending the same schools that court reporters
attend. Nowadays there are schools that one can attend in person and
online.
There is no set length of time that someone must attend school because
everyone progresses at a different pace when they are learning the steno
machine and speedbuilding. Some schools have two-year programs in place,
but some students may take longer to develop the speed necessary.
Because machine shorthand is a skill that one must learn, the length of
time it takes to acquire it can be affected by someone’s motor skills and
how much time is devoted to practicing.
Some of the most talented court reporters have chosen to become CART
captioners and have cross-trained after working as court reporters for a
number of years.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Jacqui Smith, not deaf, is the Member of Parliament in
Great Britain. She invited a group of deaf constituents
to a tour of the Parliament, and was told no interpreters
were available nor were loops fully installed throughout
the touring area. She made a considerable stink about
it, which hit the newspapers.
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Cytomegalovirus is a different kind of virus.
Some babies get it, and some of them become
deaf because of it – but deafness does not always
show up that quickly. This was the announcement
that was made this week in health-related media.
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DeafDigest – 01 November 2019

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 1, 2019

— a Deaf Chamber of Commerce

There was an announcement today that the National Deaf
Chamber of Commerce has named its own board of directors.
This is interesting because according to the press
release, this group was formed a year ago, but nary
a word about until just today. There have been
quite a few efforts in the past to promote interests
of deaf-owned businesses. All such efforts got nowhere.
A big reason is that deaf owners are more
concerned with the survival of their own businesses
than to focus on promoting the interests of
other deaf-owned businesses (some of which may
compete against them). Is National Deaf
Chamber of Commerce supposed to be better than
these past numerous efforts by different groups?
(Gallaudet, NTID, NAD and others). Don’t know
but just stay tuned!

 

— the cop and the deaf car driving past him

There was a discussion on what is going to happen
if a deaf driver legally passes by a police
car on a highway? Even if the cop immediately
checks his computer and finds the deaf driver
is clean with no warrants against him, still
what is he going to do? Just ignore the deaf
driver or stop him for any imagined reason?

 

— happy or unhappy deaf students at hearing colleges

Are deaf students happy while attending hearing
colleges? Or are they unhappy? The National Deaf
Center wants to know of the feelings of these deaf
students. What is national Deaf Center? It is
funded by Federal Department of Education.

 

 

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Most of the players with the 2019 Florida School for the Deaf and Blind football team reacting to the announcement as the 2019 DeafDigest Sports 8-man Football Team of the Year. Sorry, DeafDigest Sports cannot identify most of happy people in the picture except for School President Jeanne Prickett, right side; next to her is coach Eric LeFors in red shirt and Billy Lange, assistant athletic director, in the back row, again with red shirt.

 

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