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DeafDigest – 31 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 31, 2020

— levels of interpreting

A newspaper story said that interpreters which
interpret Covid-19 announcements are bringing
the interpreting field to a next level. Not
sure exactly what is this supposed to mean –
because interpreters interpret all kinds of
announcements. Next level for interpreting
is these specialized fields – medical,
legal and others. To reach these next
levels interpreters must be certified first.

 

— Covid-19 traps a deaf American in Croatia

Howard Gorrell needs no introduction to many
people in the Deaf Community – political
activist, deaf sports leader and in the
past a former statistician with the
National Republican Party headquarters.
He was touring Croatia, doing family history
research when the pandemic broke out.
Not allowed to leave Croatia to come home,
he has remained in the nation – continuing
to do family history research. Hopefully he
will not have to wait too long before
coming home.

 

— White Houuse has not responded to us

A while ago, the White House made a Covid-19
announcement – which was not interpreted.
Deaf people were angry about it and asked
the White House why was this happening.
Did the White House respond? No.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

03/29/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 30, 2020

— hearing aid dealers not considered essential business

Because of Covid-19, many non-essential businesses have
been closed. One of these businesses is hearing aid
dealers. Many ASL speaking deaf people wear hearing
aids and they rely on this device. When hearing aids
break down, it becomes a problem for them. Very sad.

 

— Nexstar hints that hearing first, deaf last

Some time back, the local WIVB (Buffalo, NY) TV station
did not caption an emergency announcement. This station
is one of the Nexstar local affiliates. A high ranking
Nexstar executive responded to the deaf viewer’s written
complaint – but the comments were vague. Anyway Nexstar
said that deaf people can access these delayed captions
much later, via other ways, after hearing people heard
about it first. This is a hint that deaf people are
last and hearing people are first. And to add insult to
injury, the deaf person, who is a male, was addressed
as a female in the letter, despite the male first name!

 

— same stamp design, two different-looking stamps

Helen Keller and her aide, Anne Sullivan, were pictured
in one stamp design. Yet, the Keller stamp from Brazil was
different from the Keller American stamp – though both
came from that same design. Shocking? No, according to
a person that knows much about stamps, it happens
from time to time with different nations.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

03/29/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

DeafDigest – 30 March 2020

DeafDigest Gold – March 29, 2020
Gold Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 23rd year
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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site:
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Old Fogey
not liking deaf children
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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list of upcoming Deaf National Events
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Top stories about the deaf:
A newspaper said that the Newfoundland and Labrador
province is the first in Canada to provide interpreters
for major government events. DeafDigest is skeptical
of that statement. It is implying that the
other provinces do not provide public announcement
interpreters.
British people, bored during quarantine, now
have an opportunity to learn British Sign
Language on-line, courtesy of a private
sign language agency.
A comment by a hearing gamer:
What the deaf person gains in better vision,
he loses a lot in sound.
India’s National Association of the Deaf
(not USA) has set up a directory of
interpreters for the deaf to access in
case of need.
ASL students at Kent State University
have been struggling to learn via
remote learning. Much different in the
classroom, they said.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
WON’T ADMIT DISCRIMINATION
    There are many newspaper stories of successful deaf people.
  They are oral and do not know sign language.
    In many of these stories, there is not one word about
  discrimination.
    Are these successful deaf people refusing to admit or
  hiding their discrimination?
    DeafDigest editor thinks they hide their many years of
  discrimination!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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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, email: sales@weitbrecht.com
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
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!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
During this difficult time, Governors have ordered all schools, gatherings
and restaurants to be closed.
For many DeafBlind individuals it is a very difficult and challenging
time.  Keeping social distancing is hard because our communication needs
are via tactile ASL.
DeafBlind children are supposed to continue their education remotely;
that’s a huge challenge!
We are still working to find ways to give access to the DeafBlind
community.
One solution is wearing latex gloves and face masks to help protect each
other.
Videophone or video conferences don’t work for many of us.
Getting help, such as getting groceries and medicines, is still necessary.
SSPs and volunteers can do that.
The DeafBlind community member could send an email or text with their
shopping list and have an SSP drop it off in front of their door, and text
the DeafBlind individual when it arrives.
Wait and be sure it is being picked up and brought in.
Other suggestions are welcome!  Thank you and be well.
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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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates:
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DeafDigest Sports:
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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
click on mainstream on the right side of
mainstreamed athletes
Gallaudet Athletics online store
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for sub/unsub options, go to deafdigest.com
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Attention:
the employment ads section:
All new jobs immediately posted
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DeafDigest
Copyright 2020 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.
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DeafDigest – 30 March 2020

DeafDigest Blue – March 29, 2020
Blue Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 23rd year
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Employment ads web site:
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
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Top stories about the deaf:
Adam Kamani, who is deaf, was written up in
a Manchester (Great Britain) newspaper
as a real estate tycoon, owning his
investment fund company, a  property
development company and general merchandise
sales web site.
The most difficult language to lipread is
the languages of India. This is what one
story on lipreading said.
A key procedure towards full web accessibility
for the deaf is User experience. It was said
that understanding the design needs of the deaf
(captions) is a major part of User experience.
Interpreters are badly needed during this pandemic,
especially in California. Yet California’s notorious
AB5 law dealing with independent contrctors, has
sown confusion among interpreters and the deaf
community that needs them.
Hearing Astronauts becoming Deaf Martians?
Is this a joke? Not according to researchers
from the Medical University of South Carolina.
They are saying it could happen once the
astronauts touch down on Mars.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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, email: sales@weitbrecht.com
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!
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-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
This week’s ASL video in youtube
ONE REASON WHY SOME DEAF PEOPLE HAVE CI
    Some deaf people accept CI for different reasons.
Some may be late-deafened and a CI will help them
follow voices and sounds. Some just want to follow
noises – such as police siren, hearing people yelling
at them, a firecracker explosion, etc.
    But there is another reason why some deaf people
want CI. They suffer from tinnitus. And for some
of them CI helps kill off tinnitus.
    Always kill off? Yes, in some cases – and no, in
other cases.
    Those that accept CI to kill off tinnitus and when
it doesn’t, are very disappointed.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Lip reading tale
A hearing fan was talking about football
with a deaf fan – about the NFL football
strike in the 1987 season.
The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
Ed Rubber was a good quarterback during the strike
The hearing fan actually said:
Ed Rubbert was a good quarterback during the strike
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
APPLE HATES GOOGLE; NAD HATES CBS !
    Apple and Google both compete against each other
and they both hate each other.
    But there were some important issues that Apple
and Google had to discuss. As a result, the CEOs of
Apple and Google met at a coffee cafe for a meeting.
They met at coffee cafe which is a neutral location
since Apple CEO won’t go to Google office, and the
Google CEO won’t go to the Apple office.
    Did it happen to the deaf, in the past? Yes,
in 1980, CBS refused to close caption their programs
for the deaf. The deaf from all over USA had
protest rallies in front of CBS offices in big
cities.
    The CBS vice president wanted NAD CEO to come
to his office in Washington, DC to discuss it.
The NAD CEO refused to come to CBS office; the
CBS vice president refused to come down to the
street to meet with NAD CEO.
    As a result, the protest embarrassed CBS.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Now more than ever, it is important that people have access to emergency
information. If you see no captioning or poor captioning, please report it
and let people know about it so that something can be done.
The FCC Disability Rights Office addresses disability-related matters,
including access to telecommunications services and equipment; hearing aid
compatibility; access to advanced communications services and equipment;
access to Internet browsers built into mobile phones; telecommunications
relay services; the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program;
accessible video programming and video programming apparatus (access to
televised emergency information, closed captioning on television and
television programs on the Internet, video description, and accessible
user interfaces, text menus, and program guides).
If you have specific complaints about accessibility, contact the FCC
Disability Rights Office (DRO) at (202) 418-2518, (844) 432-2275 (ASL
video support direct line), or via email.
Complaints can also be filed online
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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Chris Artinian, the Morton Steak House CEO,
is a Coda with a deaf son.
note:
Times have changed and he is no longer
associated with the national steak chain.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
In Vermont, there is a bill that proposes to
form a task force of deaf leaders to deal
with the educational needs of the deaf – because
of the closing of the Austine School for
the Deaf.
note:
what has become of that bill? DeafDigest editor
does not know.
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for sub/unsub options, go to deafdigest.com
Employment ads web site is at:
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DeafDigest
Copyright 2020 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.
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DeafDigest – 30 March 2020

DeafDigest Gold – March 29, 2020

Gold Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 23rd year

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

Employment ads web site:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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Old Fogey

not liking deaf children

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-like-deaf-children/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/piesign/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-but-need-hearing/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-that-hide-discrimination-2/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-eyes-hearing-eyes-2/

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list of upcoming Deaf National Events

http://deafdigest.com/upcoming-national-deaf-events/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A newspaper said that the Newfoundland and Labrador
province is the first in Canada to provide interpreters
for major government events. DeafDigest is skeptical
of that statement. It is implying that the
other provinces do not provide public announcement
interpreters.

British people, bored during quarantine, now
have an opportunity to learn British Sign
Language on-line, courtesy of a private
sign language agency.

A comment by a hearing gamer:

What the deaf person gains in better vision,
he loses a lot in sound.

India’s National Association of the Deaf
(not USA) has set up a directory of
interpreters for the deaf to access in
case of need.

ASL students at Kent State University
have been struggling to learn via
remote learning. Much different in the
classroom, they said.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WON’T ADMIT DISCRIMINATION
There are many newspaper stories of successful deaf people.
They are oral and do not know sign language.
In many of these stories, there is not one word about
discrimination.
Are these successful deaf people refusing to admit or
hiding their discrimination?
DeafDigest editor thinks they hide their many years of
discrimination!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-that-hide-discrimination-2/

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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
V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

For more info about CapTel, email: sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

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-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This week’s ASL video in youtube

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!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-eyes-hearing-eyes-2/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

During this difficult time, Governors have ordered all schools, gatherings
and restaurants to be closed.

For many DeafBlind individuals it is a very difficult and challenging
time.  Keeping social distancing is hard because our communication needs
are via tactile ASL.

DeafBlind children are supposed to continue their education remotely;
that’s a huge challenge!

We are still working to find ways to give access to the DeafBlind
community.

One solution is wearing latex gloves and face masks to help protect each
other.

Videophone or video conferences don’t work for many of us.

Getting help, such as getting groceries and medicines, is still necessary.
SSPs and volunteers can do that.

The DeafBlind community member could send an email or text with their
shopping list and have an SSP drop it off in front of their door, and text
the DeafBlind individual when it arrives.

Wait and be sure it is being picked up and brought in.

Other suggestions are welcome!  Thank you and be well.

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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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

Gallaudet Athletics online store
http://GallaudetBisonShop.com

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for sub/unsub options, go to deafdigest.com

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Attention:

the employment ads section:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

All new jobs immediately posted

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DeafDigest
Copyright 2020 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

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DeafDigest – 30 March 2020

DeafDigest Blue – March 29, 2020

Blue Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 23rd year

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Employment ads web site:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-classes-with-football-players/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/church-services-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-meeting-during-national-protest/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Adam Kamani, who is deaf, was written up in
a Manchester (Great Britain) newspaper
as a real estate tycoon, owning his
investment fund company, a  property
development company and general merchandise
sales web site.

The most difficult language to lipread is
the languages of India. This is what one
story on lipreading said.

A key procedure towards full web accessibility
for the deaf is User experience. It was said
that understanding the design needs of the deaf
(captions) is a major part of User experience.

Interpreters are badly needed during this pandemic,
especially in California. Yet California’s notorious
AB5 law dealing with independent contrctors, has
sown confusion among interpreters and the deaf
community that needs them.

Hearing Astronauts becoming Deaf Martians?
Is this a joke? Not according to researchers
from the Medical University of South Carolina.
They are saying it could happen once the
astronauts touch down on Mars.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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
V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

For more info about CapTel, email: sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone is Talking About!

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This week’s ASL video in youtube

ONE REASON WHY SOME DEAF PEOPLE HAVE CI
Some deaf people accept CI for different reasons.
Some may be late-deafened and a CI will help them
follow voices and sounds. Some just want to follow
noises – such as police siren, hearing people yelling
at them, a firecracker explosion, etc.
But there is another reason why some deaf people
want CI. They suffer from tinnitus. And for some
of them CI helps kill off tinnitus.
Always kill off? Yes, in some cases – and no, in
other cases.
Those that accept CI to kill off tinnitus and when
it doesn’t, are very disappointed.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cochlear-implant-and-tinnitus/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing fan was talking about football
with a deaf fan – about the NFL football
strike in the 1987 season.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
Ed Rubber was a good quarterback during the strike

The hearing fan actually said:
Ed Rubbert was a good quarterback during the strike

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

This week’s ASL video in youtube

APPLE HATES GOOGLE; NAD HATES CBS !
Apple and Google both compete against each other
and they both hate each other.
But there were some important issues that Apple
and Google had to discuss. As a result, the CEOs of
Apple and Google met at a coffee cafe for a meeting.
They met at coffee cafe which is a neutral location
since Apple CEO won’t go to Google office, and the
Google CEO won’t go to the Apple office.
Did it happen to the deaf, in the past? Yes,
in 1980, CBS refused to close caption their programs
for the deaf. The deaf from all over USA had
protest rallies in front of CBS offices in big
cities.
The CBS vice president wanted NAD CEO to come
to his office in Washington, DC to discuss it.
The NAD CEO refused to come to CBS office; the
CBS vice president refused to come down to the
street to meet with NAD CEO.
As a result, the protest embarrassed CBS.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-meeting-during-national-protest/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Now more than ever, it is important that people have access to emergency
information. If you see no captioning or poor captioning, please report it
and let people know about it so that something can be done.

The FCC Disability Rights Office addresses disability-related matters,
including access to telecommunications services and equipment; hearing aid
compatibility; access to advanced communications services and equipment;
access to Internet browsers built into mobile phones; telecommunications
relay services; the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program;
accessible video programming and video programming apparatus (access to
televised emergency information, closed captioning on television and
television programs on the Internet, video description, and accessible
user interfaces, text menus, and program guides).

If you have specific complaints about accessibility, contact the FCC
Disability Rights Office (DRO) at (202) 418-2518, (844) 432-2275 (ASL
video support direct line), or via email.

Complaints can also be filed online
https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us/articles/204231424-Accessibility-Complaint-Filing-Categories

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Chris Artinian, the Morton Steak House CEO,
is a Coda with a deaf son.

note:
Times have changed and he is no longer
associated with the national steak chain.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In Vermont, there is a bill that proposes to
form a task force of deaf leaders to deal
with the educational needs of the deaf – because
of the closing of the Austine School for
the Deaf.

note:
what has become of that bill? DeafDigest editor
does not know.

-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

for sub/unsub options, go to deafdigest.com

Employment ads web site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

DeafDigest
Copyright 2020 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.

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DeafDigest – 29 March 2020

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!

DeafDigest – 27 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 27, 2020

— Beethoven’s hates

Beethoven is the world’s greatest musical
composer. He had two hates in life – people
that would praise him and music that went
wrong! This was a comment in a web site
today.

 

— Pandemic causes high number of relay calls

Not sure if pandemic is causing high number of
relay calls in USA, but Relay Missouri said
volume of their calls have been higher than
normal. Just hope that these state relay
services are able to handle these calls
normally. Relay calls are very important
to the deaf.

 

— blank-faced interpreter

All interpreters have to interpret these
unexpected bad, horrible and terrible news.
One interpreter told DeafDigest editor that
when she hears these bad news that she has
to interpret, she works very hard to keep
a blank face even when her stomach boils
inside her. For that reason she has always
been regarded as the best interpreter among
her peers.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 26 March 2020

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— wearing a cape or not

An interpreter said:

Not all heroes wear capes

This is an unusual comment; many
people, including interpreters, work
in important professions, but we do
not always consider them heroes. These
heroes are those that jump into burning
buildings to save lives. Interpreters
do not jump into burning buildings.
They interpret important things the
deaf people need to know.

 

— movies involving Deaf Smith

Steve Baldwin, who is deaf and is the
nation’s #1 authority on Deaf Smith,
said there were about 10 movies that had
Deaf Smith roles. And these “Deaf Smith”
actors were either terrible or phonies.
The best Deaf Smith actor was in the
movie – Texas Rising. Those that want to
know all about Deaf Smith can go to
https://www.txssn.org/Page/522, courtesy
of Steve Baldwin.

 

— deaf denied a job in prison industry administration

The California Prison Industry Authority
oversees over 100 industries in 35 state
prisons. A deaf person applied for an
administrative job and was turned dwon because
of his deafness. They said it is a dangerous
work environment for a deaf person. He filed
a lawsuit and won and the prison industry
group promised not to let it happen again.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 March 2020

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— the deaf and the money

A financial advisor, who is not deaf, said:

The deaf need savings, credit, insurance,
and investments

We do have a few financial advisors that
are deaf. It is not enough, unfortunately
to cover these national deaf communities.
As a result, many deaf people go to hearing
financial advisors, and even with
interpreters, they leave the financial
offices somewhat unsatisfied!

 

— interpreters’ 20 minutes

Normally interpreter team members rotate
every 20 minutes. Always that way? An
interpreter said – it all depends. Some
speakers are slow paced, making it easier
on interpreters; the same goes for people
in the audience being slow paced. Yet –
there is a limit and one hour is the absolute
limit.

 

— cannot copy Deaf Smith

Deaf Smith is well known for having a Texas
county named after him. He fought for Texas
in the Mexican revolt during the 1830’s.
There have been movies about Deaf Smith,
and the funny thing is that actors playing
the deaf hero do not have to look the
same as him! And there has never been
a deaf actor playing a Deaf Smith role.
It was always hearing actors.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 24 March 2020

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— the interpreter and the hearing person

Many hearing people have never seen an interpreter
perform and/or also have never met a deaf person
in the past. Some of them may make comments
such as:

why is the interpreter making so much noise?

this interpreter doesn’t seem to know sign language

interpreter signs don’t seem right to me.

What do interpreters have to say about these
negative comments? Occupational hazard is what
they would say!

 

— hearing aid vs eyeglasses

An advocate said many people, with hearing loss,
wear eyeglesses but many of them won’t wear hearing
aids. This may be true – but many people won’t
wear eyeglasses; instead they wear contact lenses!
DeafDigest editor had an uncle who suffered from
late hearing loss. Not just once in his life would
he ask DeafDigest editor for advice – captions,
CART, interpreters, flashing signalers, special
telephone devices, etc. He chose to isolate himself
from family members that loved him.

 

— special devices discriminate against the deaf

There was a posting today that said electronic assistive
devices discriminate against hearing – because of problems
undesrtanding accents and dialects. This posting also said
that devices such as Alexa and Sira do not provide captions
for the deaf – either incoming or outgoing commands.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 23 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 23, 2020

— TV executive’s comment on commercials

A TV executive said that many ad agencies
do not create more ads that include sign
language. Either these agencies feel
deaf market is too small or are afraid
sign language ads would turn off TV
viewers that are hearing.

 

— deaf device in comic book about supervillains

Tartarus #2 is a comic book that covers evil
deeds of these supervillains. The deaf
device in that comic book story is a
sign to speech glove. Deaf? Well, the
character using the sign to speech glove
is not deaf!

 

— the deaf physicist and the interpreter

A deaf physicist was interviewed in a newspaper
story. He said that many interpreters, not familiar
physics, may mangle a phrase during interpretation.
As a result this deaf physicist would prefer
working with the intepreter at least a month
in advance to perfect these signs during
lectures, conferences and workshops. CART,
however was not mentioned in the interview!

 

— this just-in announcement

Eric Kaika is the new CEO of TDI. He replaces
long-time, and retiring CEO Claude Stout.

 

 

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In a mid-sized city in India, Nimain Charan Sahu,
who is deaf, was written up in a newspaper about
his successful car washing/car detailing business.
All of his customers are hearing.
Doctor Care Anywhere was described in the
British newspapers as an agency which helps
deaf employees make medical appointments
without all these hassles (relay services,
interpreting services, etc).
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation
financed a program in Lee County to help
business people communicate with deaf
customers.
Is there such a thing as a lipreading machine?
There was a story about a Speechmatics
device. It is supposed to convert different
languages into text. This company said it
can “lipread” what is being said and have
it converted.
British deaf, in need of mental health counseling,
are subject to “lottery” – those selected get
counseling; those that don’t, need to wait until
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A BAD SIGNED TV COMMERCIAL
    About ten years ago there was a TV commercial in
sign language.
    In the commercial, a hearing woman gave a pie to
a deaf woman. The signs should have been like this:
I baked this pie for you
    But the hearing woman’s signs was like this:
I baked your dog in this pie
    The shocked deaf woman threw out the pie and
ran away
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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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Since we must practice social distancing, we DeafBlind cannot tactile ASL with
you!
Many services are closed and many employees are working from home and using the
videophone to call people.
We who are DeafBlind might have very limited choices to communicate via
videophone.
There is a Videophone for us who are DeafBlind, this uses software called
myMMXdb.
We must buy this software and register with GlobalVRS.  The software is not
cheap.
This software does allows us to call VP and use ASL on the video and the
interpreter types text back to us.
It also works with Braille when interpreter type in text.
Now many of you who have Sorenson Videophones, can call us.
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your VP.  It is very easy to do.
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The Time Magazine ran a full length story
that was titled – How Deaf Advocates Won the
Battle for Closed Captioning and Changed the
Way Americans Watch TV
Canadian deaf advocates are saying that TV
news does not do enough to update the deaf
on Coronavirus issues.
It was learned, in a newspaper story, that
the captions we watch on TV and on the media,
come from Language Metadata Table. Something
to do with conversion of languages into
codes – which in our case, is the captions
codes.
In Toronto, a deaf owner of a condo unit
does not have to pay for the installation
of a flashing fire alarm unit. The
Human Rights Code said the condo corporation
has to pay for it.
Asiah Mason is the new CEO of the Mill Neck Manor
School for the Deaf in New York.
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ASL COURSES POPULAR WITH COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS?
    There are many, many college football players that
take ASL classes.
    Do these football players love ASL and love Deaf
Culture?
    No. Many football coaches tell these players to
take ASL classes because they think it is an easy
class for them to pass and to continue playing
football.
  An example was a group of 29 football players at
University of Oregon taking these ASL classes.
  Maybe this is why the team is very strong since
all of them passed their classes!
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A deaf woman thought her sister-in-law said:
my nephew sold his truck
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INTERPRETING AT CHURCH SERVICES
    Many deaf people go to hearing churches. Some
churches have interpreters. Some other churches
do not have interpreters.
    Many churches are not rich; they cannot afford
to pay for certified interpreters. They are always
asking for volunteer interpreters.
    Which is better – drive at a long distance to
attend a Deaf Church or to go to a hearing church
near your home?
    You will have to decide which is best!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As a nation, we are going through new and uncharted territory. The
coronavirus is changing the way America lives. More and more people are
trying to work from home.
Some people may not realize that most realtime broadcast captioning and
remote CART services are already being provided from captioners’ homes. In
the early days of captioning, captioners worked from the offices of the
large captioning companies, but more and more captioners have begun
working from their homes over the last 25 years. Captioners need home
offices with the proper equipment and backup systems in place to assure
reliable coverage.
Probably the most important element in a captioner’s home office is
electrical power. Depending on where a captioner lives and what sort of
backup is in place with other captioners to cover assignments, a captioner
may need an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in case of a power failure.
This will keep the captioner’s equipment running for 15 to 30 minutes,
which should be enough time to notify another captioner to take over the
assignment.
If a captioner does not have another captioner who could quickly take over
in an emergency, he or she will need to keep captioning for a longer time
in the event of a power outage. Then a generator might be necessary.
Now more than ever, it’s important for captioners to stay on the air to
bring important information to people who are relying on their captioning.
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Note:
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wanted to rent his apartments. He also has
promised to attend training sessions and to
allow the deaf to rent his apartments.
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DeafDigest – 20 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 20, 2020

— deaf that need disability benefits get no help

Not happening in USA, but in Great Britain. There have
been complaints of deaf applicants for disability
benefits not getting help for six weeks. The deaf helpline
was down and was not fixed.

 

— some complaints about interpreters with great facial expressions

Few days ago DeafDigest mentioned the need for interpreters
with great facial expressions. Already there have been
complaints about one interpreter with that great facial
expression – that it is too distracting and throws off
some deaf people that try to understand the message!

 

— a bad sign-language learning advice

Posted on the internet was an advice to kill time
while being quarantined because of Covid-19. It was
to learn sign language, and then when the pandemic
ends, to go out and practice the sign language with
the deaf. That easy to learn ASL? No way!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 19 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 19, 2020

— COVID-19 deaf communications card

Do we have COVID-19 communications card to help
the deaf communicate with the medical people?
The New Jersey Division of the Hard of Hearing
has designed a new communication card. Just
hopefully it works because DeafDigest editor
looked at the card on-line and it looks quite
complicated. We may seem to need an easier-to
understand card.

 

— one million plus dollars on legal fees

Massachusetts Institute of Technology refused to
caption its videos and was slapped with a lawsuit.
This lawsuit is over and it has cost MIT over one
million dollars in legal fees. For MIT, one
million dollars is “nothing” because their
endowment fund is at $17.57 billion dollars.
Just a pocket change to them, but not to all of
us!

 

— Milwaukee’s official or unofficial interpreter

Does the city of Milwaukee have an official
interpreter? The updated information on COVID-19
was interpreted by Milwaukee Bucks (pro basketball
team) interpreter. Not sure why the city had to
depend on a pro team interpreter to provide this
vital update? Normally, important updates are
interpreted by a city or a state government
interpreter and not by an interpreter of a
privately-owned business.

 

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DeafDigest – 18 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 18, 2020

— big reason for TV captions

A hearing man loves watching British police
mystery programs on American TV. He was able to
follow the plot thanks to captions – because
he had a hard time understanding British
accent by voice! Without captions he would
be badly lost.

 

— The drone and the deaf

Today, Popular Mechanics ran a story that said:

Police are using drones to yell at people for being outside

DeafDigest is worried that Police Drones could yell at
the deaf people who were outside, while they were
supposed to be inside? What would the police do
if it happens; it can be that scary!

 

— Interpreter’s facial expressions

How important are interpreter’s facial
expressions? Very important. Just one example –
a well known Washington, DC metro area
interpreter was not able to get a new
interpreting job – even though his ASL
skills were superior to other applicants.
Reason – he had no facial expressions; his
face was stone-blank even though he signed
beautifully. A spokesperson for an
interpreting agency said they look for
facial expressions in all interpreter
applicants.

 

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DeafDigest – 17 March 2020

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— confession of a deaf-in-one-ear person

Deaf people would normally consider deaf-in-one-ear
persons as hearing because they would hear normally
out of their better ear. A deaf-in-one-ear person
said he has problems knowing where the sound and noise
came from. A cousin of DeafDigest editor is deaf
in one ear; she told him that she makes it a point
to always direct her ear to where the sound/noise
came from, and while she was dating her boyfriend
(before she married him) that he must always, and
yes, always, stand on the side of her better ear.
She taught regular classes in high school and said
she had no issues, even with disruptive hearing
students. Yes, she never knew ASL nor used it.

 

— noisy workplace enviroment

Anti-noise activists are always saying that workplace
noise is bad for everyone. Well, many deaf people
thrive in employment at noisy environments. Is it
something that anti-noise activists are aware of,
or not aware of – employment of the deaf?

 

— FCC orders providers to help the deaf

FCC, afraid that Coronavirus would disrupt the lives
of the deaf, has ordered the providers to continue
internet services for them, no matter if they have made
monthly payments or have not made monthly payments.
We shall see if FCC has kept its word. FCC is that
very political.

 

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DeafDigest – 16 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 16, 2020

— making see-through Coronavirus mask

when interpreters wear Coronavirus masks,
it is not good for the deaf. Impossible to
lipread the mouth movements in sync with
sign language. An interpreter tried to create
a see-through mask, using plastic wrap.
She used anti-mist spray to disinfect it.
She said she is not 100 percent satisfied
but still working on a better solution.

 

 

— 3 things that helped establish TV closed captions

There was a story today that said:

How Deaf Advocates Won the Battle for Closed Captioning
and Changed the Way Americans Watch TV.

This story did not mention that in the late seventies
/early seventies, ABC, NBC and CBS refused to close
caption their programs

#1 – ABC agreed to close caption their programs,
thanks to an all-night drinking session at a
Manhattan bar! Julius Barnathan, the ABC engineer,
had the final say with captions on his programs.
Mac Norwood represented the federal government,
pushing for captions. They both loved to share
scotches. They got together at a bar to talk
this out – and eventually Barnathan said yes,
we will caption!

#2 – NBC was neutral; not wanting to caption,
but not opposed to captions. When ABC agreed
to caption, NBC then agreed.

#3 – CBS was stubborn; refused to caption at all.
Gene Mater was the CBS chief with the final say
on captions, and he hated captions. It took two
national rallies by the Deaf Community to try to
force CBS to caption. Mater still refused to
caption; in a heated argument, Mater invited
NAD CEO Al Pimentel to come to his office
to discuss this out. Pimentel told Mater –
no, you must come downstairs to discuss this
on the sidewalk. Eventually Mater was pushed
out of his job, and CBS eventually agreed
to caption.

Rest is history.

 

— Germany apparently does not want to help the deaf

Germany not wanting to help the deaf? Coronavirus
has caused panic everywhere, especially in Germany.
What didn’t the German government do? It would not
share information with the deaf, via interpreters
and captions these Coronavirus updates! Very
disappointing.

 

 

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offer more possibilities than ever before.”
The deaf group was identified as the largest
disabled group in search of employment in
Great Britain – according to a survey.
Starbucks is opening up yet another sign language
store – in Tokyo.
It was learned that Owen J. Logue, who is deaf and
served years in education and was a past Deaflympics
athlete, is the executive director of the Maine
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In Great Britain, a family has been spending a lot of
money in legal fees, fighting a local school district
over appropriate education of their deaf child.
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A TV COMMERCIAL THAT IS STRANGE
    There was a TV commercial about Hand Kingdom.
What is Hand Kingdom? DeafDigest editor never
heard of it.
    The web search really did not say too much
about it.
    Is it about ASL called Hand Kingdom or is it
something else with the hearing?
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DEAF WOMAN ANGRY FOR NOTHING
    A deaf group went to restaurant to eat together.
In that group was a hearing woman, whose husband
was deaf. That hearing woman was fluent in ASL
    A deaf woman, who hates hearing and loves ASL,
did not know the hearing woman, but both communicated
very well with each other in ASL.
    The waiter came to the table to get orders from
the menu.
    The hearing woman spoke to the waiter about her
order. The deaf woman saw it and got very angry.
    She thought the hearing woman was deaf and
was trying to use her “oral skills”.
    The deaf woman’s husband cooled her off and
explained that it was a hearing woman, fluent
in ASL and whose husband was deaf.
    The deaf woman’s face became red.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
There is panic buying everywhere emptying out shelves at the stores.
This is frustrating when people are hoarding supplies that we urgently
need
Example, hand sanitizer, which we who are DeafBlind need the most.
The Reason is that we need to communicate via tactile ASL and having hand
sanitizer is extremely important.
And interpreters and SSPs also need them when working with us who are
DeafBlind.
A favor to ask, when you are in the store, if you see hand sanitizer on
the shelves, please get a few bottles to us!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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A deaf woman in Somerville, NJ was not provided
with an interpreter upon her arrest. She filed
a lawsuit which led to the town police department
and the Somerset County Jail to provide interpreters
when needed.
Central Washington University will be establishing
a new bachelor of science degree program in
deaf and sign language studies.
New Zealand’s Green Party pushed into law, considered
landmark, to give deaf political candidates equal access
while campaigning against non-deaf candidates.
Vicky van Ginneken, who is deaf, was hired as an intern
with a tomato growing factory in Belgium. At the end of
her internship, she proved to be the best grower as
compared to other interns. As a result, Tomeco quickly
hired her for a full time growing job.
Roy Miller, one of the founders of the Association of
Late-Deafened Adults, and past director of Missouri
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, has
departed us. Before becoming late-deafened he
was a long time university professor.
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DOUBLE LAUGH BY HEARING PEOPLE
    What is Double Laugh by Hearing People? Happens
too often.
    A hearing person would tell a joke. The hearing
people will laugh at it, and then look at the
deaf person to see if he laughs.
    If the deaf person does not laugh, then the
hearing people laugh again (at the deaf person,
not at the hearing story teller)!
    This is embarrassing and uncomfortable.
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Lip reading tale
The deaf employee of I/T department thought hearing boss said:
Please make up this drive
The hearing boss actually said:
Please back up this drive
Note:
a dangerous request? Make up may mean re-do the drive
to make it new
Back up is to copy everything on the current drive
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A PERFECT JOB FOR THE DEAF
    For us, the deaf, many jobs are not
perfect. These jobs require communications
with hearing people. We try to communicate
with hearing people by written notes, by
gestures, by lipreading, etc.
    But there is a perfect job, and it
requires a lot of sign language skills!
    It is Scuba Diving classes. Scuba
divers, while under water, communicate
by sign language.
    A deaf man in England has been employed
as a Scuba trainer, using underwater
sign language, to train his hearing students.
    For him, it is a perfect job.
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The events of the past week have turned the world upside down. People are
scrambling everywhere to make adjustments in their daily lives to survive
as their future becomes more uncertain.
Captioners across the country have been adding new terminology to their
dictionaries in response to the pandemic affecting the United States.
Stenocaptioners are searching for new ways to write words like
coronavirus, COVID-19, and Wuhan, China.
Because most captioners are independent contractors, many are looking at
losing their income. As college and professional sporting events have been
canceled, captioners who specialize in sports captioning have had their
hours disappear.
Onsite CART captioners have taken a huge hit. Those who caption large
conferences and events have found their assignments eliminated. Those who
work in classrooms are investigating ways to possibly switch to remote
captioning for those schools that have gone to online classes rather than
canceling them altogether.
As the U.S. struggles to find its way through this crisis, captioners are
working to bring news and important information to the deaf and
hard-of-hearing community. We’re in this together.
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Famous novelist Danielle Steele, not deaf, received
email from a deaf friend. That deaf friend is Marlee
Matlin.  Anyway Marlee asked her if she had thought
of deaf characters in her future novels. Danielle
was speechless upon getting that email!
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The apprentices and interns working with the
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DeafDigest – 13 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 13, 2020

— movie with a strange title

There is a new movie with a strange title –
it is titled “How to Deaf”. It is about
how deaf people deal with life in hearing
world.

 

— blind cannot help the deaf in ADA

A group of blind people filed ADA lawsuit
against the city of Chicago, saying there
are no accommodations for them AND the
deaf while crossing the street intersections.
The federal judge said the blind can argue
for themselves and cannot involve the deaf!

 

— casting directors discriminate against non-ASL deaf actors

A deaf activist, who is an actor but doesn’t use ASL,
said casting calls which ask for deaf actors that
know ASL is discriminatory! Well, sigh, another
case for attorneys to argue.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 12 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 12, 2020

— cancellation of Deaf Events

The annual Dummy Hoy baseball and softball tournament
was to take place next month at California School for
the Deaf at Fremont. Because of Coronavirus, the
tournament has been cancelled. DeafDigest is worried
about other deaf political and social events lined up
for the next few months.

also

Gallaudet upcoming athletic events cancelled

Gallaudet’s baseball, softball and men’s and women’s track and field
seasons are canceled, including spring break trips to Florida and North
Carolina.

No further competition and practices will take place for traditional and
non-traditional sports.

DeafDigest prays that Coronavirus will go away and everyone
will stay healthy.

 

 

— a flying machine deaf can fly, that hearing can’t believe

We have about 175 deaf pilots, just that they cannot
land at radio-controlled airports (these big city
airports). We have two known deaf helicopter pilots.
What about deaf pilots of seaplanes? Don’t know how
many but we have one – Robert Rademacher, Rochester, NY.
He said hearing people were shocked that a deaf person
can fly a seaplane. What is next? A deaf astronaut that
can fly to the moon! DeafDigest is not joking.

 

 

— deaf owner of fashion company

Gigi Caruso, who is deaf, owns a swimwear and activewear
fashion company which is called Gigi C. It is based
in Los Angeles and she is hoping the company will grow
big as years go by. DeafDigest thinks she functions
as a hearing person, not using ASL.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 11 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 11, 2020

— A Deaf Utopia in the past, many years ago

Did we ever have a Deaf Utopia (perfect deaf
society) many years ago? A Martha’s Vineyard
history researcher said Deaf Utopia existed
on the island. Hearing people were fluid,
switching back and forth between voice and
sign language (even when there were no
deaf people around)! Not any more, though.

 

— comment by deaf critic about horror movies

A movie critic, who is deaf, was interviewed
about these horror movies. He said he is
tired of “mixed” horror movies, meaning
some hearing and some deaf family members.
He thinks horror movies would be better if
it was an all-hearing family, trying to
stay quiet or an all-deaf family struggling
not to make noise – but not “both.”

 

— many hearing people do not realize deaf can do things

A deaf studies lecturer said that many hearing
people do not realize that deaf people can do
things – driving cars, walking through the street
intersections, pointing to menu at restaurants,
making bank deposits, etc. Even some hearing
people are shocked that deaf people can read
and write. Even DeafDigest editor was asked
if he could read and write!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 10 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 10, 2020

— a strange word we never use

What is a palantypist? It is the same as
CART operator. DeafDigest editor learned
of that word today – but he will never use
that word in his future articles.

 

— these disbelieving hearing people

There are always hearing people that do not believe
a certain person is deaf. They will make such comments
like these:

you don’t look like a deaf person

or

you look too good to be a deaf person

 

— nickname cruel or not cruel

There was a comment few days ago about William Hoy being
cruelly nicknamed as Dummy because of his deafness.
Cruel or not cruel? Not considered cruel years ago;
many people, even the deaf, accepted it. A few complained;
Times have changed over the years and Dummy is very
cruel nowadays.

 

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DeafDigest – 09 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 9, 2020

— a deaf coin now available

We have a new Deaf Coin – it honors the 250th birthday
of Beethoven. It is in 20 euro silver coins.

 

— a “Sign Buddy” app

There is a new app, Sign Buddy. An avatar
in that app will translate in signs what
characters in a movie is saying. This
app does not show captions, just ASL signs.

 

— hearing to deaf to hearing

A hearing woman became deaf as a young person;
but over the years, thanks to hearing aids and
CI, she “became” hearing. What does she
have to say about it? She felt being an
impostor! This is an interesting viewpoint.

 

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DeafDigest – 08 March 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
The South Dakota legislative body passed
a bill to require Department of Education to
account for every single deaf child
when filing these accommodation reports with
the state!
Hearing gamers have been suggested to try the
Weakless puzzle game. That game has a deaf
character that gamers must figure it all out.
Some people are scared to shake hands because of
the Coronavirus, and as a result, are using
sign language as a non-physical handshake.
World Federation of the Deaf had its conference
in Cuba; 130 delegates from different nations
were in attendance.
It is not pleasant but there was a fight, and a
knife was pulled at a supermarket in Australia.
They were fighting over toilet paper, due to
Coronavirus panic. One of the combatants
was deaf. The police said charges will not
be filed – due to communication misunderstandings
between the deaf person and the hearing person.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
AN ANGRY VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR
    Way back in the 1960’s, a deaf vocational rehabilitation
counselor was angry.
    He worked very hard to find jobs for his deaf clients.
The problem was the pay was $60.00 per week. His deaf clients
turned down these jobs because they found other jobs that
paid $85.00 per week.
    These deaf clients had a choice between $85.00 per week
jobs that will remain $85.00 per week for many years  or
working up the ladder from $60.00 per week but with $5.00
per week raises every six months. In 3 years this $60.00
per week job would become $90.00 per week.
    Yet, these deaf clients would not wait. That made the
deaf VR counselor angry.
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BUSIEST TASK AT DEAF SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY
    We have many deaf social service agencies in
USA. These agencies do “everything” – ASL classes,
interpreting services, hearing aid tests, job
referral services, counseling, etc.
    What is the busiest task one deaf service
agency has to do?
    It is advocacy – speaking to legislators,
lawyers, newspaper reporters, public speeches
on many deaf problems (child abuse, drugs,
alcoholism, crimes, suicide threats, etc.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
There’s a lot of information and misinformation out there about the
coronavirus.  This is frustrating and scary for us who are DeafBlind.
Many of us rely on ASL via tactile, which requires touching and close face
to face for communication.
I am not an expert but here are some suggestions to protect yourself and
others.
When you are not feeling well such as having a cold, fever, coughing and
or other symptoms, stay home.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or more.
When you cough and sneeze use you’re the crook of your elbow, avoiding
your hands.
Bring a hand sanitizer in your pocket, purse or backpack to clean your
hands before and after tactile ASL communication.
When going shopping such as at a grocery store, disinfect the handle of
shopping cart before you touch it.
Keep checking for information about the virus in your local community and
be prepared.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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Top stories about the deaf:
A task force will be established to study
the future of Indiana School for the Deaf.
The school will not close up but faces an
uncertain future – to remain as is on the
campus with extensive renovations or to move
to a new location.
A deaf postal delivery person was honored in
Waltham, MA for rescuing a hearing senior
citizen who was in medical distress.
Prisons censor much of printed material
that prisoners want to read. In some prisons
sign language books are censored! Possibly
the wardens were afraid that ASL could become
secret communications among some inmates!
An advocate wrote in an article that deaf people
are never quiet as they use sign language,
and that itself is not “quiet”
An article said that CART is the best way to
help the deaf in the college classroom;
interpreting was not brought up in that article.
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AN APPLAUSE THAT A DEAF SPEAKER HATES
    What is an applause from the hearing people that the
deaf speaker, with interpreter, hates?
    It is when a deaf speaker gives a wonderful speech
about something. The hearing people stand up and give
a very loud applause after that speech.
    One thing was wrong. The applause was for the
interpreter, not for the deaf speaker!
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Lip reading tale
A French-speaking hearing man was chatting
with a deaf man, using English.
The deaf man thought the hearing man said
This is foe
The hearing man actually said
This is faux
note:
In French, faux means false and unfortunately
foe and faux are pronounced the same!
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NEVER VISITING GALLAUDET OR NTID
    We know that many people that live in New York City
have never visited the Statue of Liberty. Or people
that live in Paris, France have never visited the
Eiffel Tower, etc, etc.
    What the deaf? There are many deaf people
that live in the Washington, DC area and have never
visited Gallaudet. Also, many deaf people in the
Rochester area that have never visited the RIT campus.
    Are these deaf people bored with their own
towns?
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
When some people see a steno machine up close for the first time, they are
often amazed that there are so few keys. They cannot understand how a
stenocaptioner or court reporter can write all of the words they write.
Because there are only 22 keys plus a number bar on a steno machine,
stenocaptioners must use combinations of letters to make other letters.
The only keys actually present on a steno keyboard are
STKPWHRAO*EUFRPBLGTSDZ. All words and phrases and every sound made in the
English language must be written using only those letters.
The letters on the left-hand side of the keyboard are used for the initial
consonants in words, and the letters on the right-hand side of the
keyboard are used for the final consonants. What that means is that a
captioner will use his/her left hand for initial consonants, his/her
thumbs for vowels, and his/her right hand for final consonants.
Stenocaptioners do not depress one key at a time. Rather, whole words and
phrases are written at the same time, as if someone were striking a chord
on a piano.
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The Ohio Supreme Court threw out a murder
conviction that was deliberated by a jury
that consisted of a deaf juror. The defense
argument, that the Court agreed, was that
there was no way a deaf juror could
understand the voice nuances in the 911 call
that was introduced as piece of evidence.
Two members of the state Supreme Court did
not agree but was outvoted 5-2.
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deaf person, who was denied a chance to discuss
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DeafDigest – 06 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 6, 2020

— deaf people do want to work

The National Deaf Center said that over 50
percent of the deaf are jobless and that they
rely on SSDI. Do they want to work? According
to a social services administrator at a local
deaf agency, they do but no one wants to
give the deaf a job. It is sad.

 

— tax payment system for the deaf

Everyone hates to pay taxes, both deaf
and hearing – but it is a necessary
evil. Anyway there was an announcement
that deaf people can use the Electronic
Federal Tax Payment System either
by phone or online. It has instructions
for the deaf to follow in order to make
the payment. DeafDigest is worried –
that it is not deaf-friendly. What
to do? Make the payment by mail!

— the deaf pilot mystery

Last week DeafDigest mentioned Chuck Patterson,
a deaf man, that made a living as a pilot,
making deliveries for UPS in Louisville, KY.
How was this possible? Deaf pilots normally
are not allowed to fly into radio-controlled
airports. In that case, how was he able to
make deliveries for UPS? Did he fly into
small town airports (not radio-controlled)
to make these UPS deliveries? Or is it
same thing as deaf truckers saying they
have been driving trucks for years even
though Department of Transportation been
saying deaf cannot drive trucks?

 

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DeafDigest – 05 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 5, 2020

— Coronavirus announcements not captioned

In Western New York, two local TV stations
did not caption Coronavirus announcements
by an ABC affiliate and by CBS affiliate.
The angry deaf viewer has filed a formal
complaint with the FCC. Will not be surprised
if FCC takes its sweet little time investigating
both complaints. Take a look at two pictures at:

http://deafdigest.com/medical-emergency-announcements-not-captioned/

 

 

— article suggests a prevention for hearing loss

An article ran a list of preventions for hearing
loss. One of these suggestions was lip reading!
DeafDigest is not sure how would lip reading
help prevent hearing loss?

 

 

— asking the deaf and the disabled to help

Angela Rayner, who is not deaf nor disabled, has
asked a group of deaf and disabled individuals to
help advise her on how to solve discrimination
against them. Backtrack a bit, she is running
for election as deputy leader in UK’s Labor
Party, and she has realized that her political
party is guilty of discrimination. Would
we see that happen in USA that leaders of
our political parties ask the deaf to help
them? Very probably not!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 4, 2020

— the deaf and the transportation issues

There are deaf people that say they have transportation
issues because they cannot hear the PA announcements.
Again there are deaf people that have no transportation
issues – they just look at arrival/departures screens
and figure it out from there. Some hearing people do
have transportation issues despite being able to hear
the PA announcements and see the arrival/departures screens.
Keep in mind, when there are accidents, there are hearing
people just as confused as the deaf!

 

— Census and the deaf

The Census will be providing ASL guides. Just hope it
works because despite sign language, there will always
be people that just don’t understand these Census
questions. Always difficulties for hearing people, too.

 

— Sinn Féin contacts and the deaf candidate

John Bosco Conama, who is deaf, is a candidate for
a seat in the national legislative body of
Northern Ireland. He has the support of the Sinn
Féin. It is a political party that has been accused
of extremism and terrorism in Nothern Ireland. Scary
or not scary for John Bosco Conama? We shall see.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 03 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 3, 2020

— inventions by the deaf for the deaf

There was an article today that said disabled
people invent things for themselves better
than what non-disabled could do. Examples
were the internet, the typewriter and
the phonograph.

 

— reason everyone fights ADA laws

Why is there continued fighting over ADA laws?
Attorneys don’t agree on the language. The same
goes for courts; Third, Sixth, Ninth, and
Eleventh Circuits disagree with other circuits!
The Department of Justice also has its own
opinions. Is ADA a mess? Not really, but no
one agrees on what the whole language says.

 

— hearing aid table

What is a hearing aid table? Do not know but
The Michigan City Women’s Democratic Club
is hosting an event, and has reserved a
table that is called Hearing Aid table.
What is that supposed to mean? Loops on
the table for the hard of hearing? Or
captioned videos on the table for the
deaf? Or an interpreter for the deaf?
Or is it “loaner” hearing aids for
those that need to hear the speakers?
So vague!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 02 March 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 2, 2020

— these ASL podcasts

DeafDigest was asked to post a link to an
ASL podcast. DeafDigest editor uses ASL
all the time, but turned it down – because
it was not captioned! Many deaf people do not
know nor use ASL and these non-captioned
podcasts are so unfair to them.

 

— not telling the truth on job application forms

Two out of three young deaf people do not honestly
write down “deaf” or “deafness” on their job
applications. This was a survey ran by a deaf
social service agency.

 

— Race Across the World involving a deaf runner

Rob, whose last name is not known, will be the
only deaf participant in the big Race Across the World
race that will be on TV. Unfortunately it is
British TV not USA TV.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:
In Birmingham, a major British city,
a deaf-blind train passenger, needing assistance
because of train delays, was told by the
conductor to “look out and listen” for
PA announcements. This conductor received
a big beating in the British press.
Pakistan President Arif Alvi visited a deaf-run KFC
restaurant in Karachi and placed an order for his
own meal.
Lily Conlan, a deaf British 8-year old girl with a CI,
told the Queen that her CI is her special ears!
The West Norfolk Deaf Association (Great Britain)
has a retail shop, that is supposed to help
with the agency finances. It is scheduled to close
up for good.
Deaf architect advises deaf applicants not to
hide their deafness on their job application form.
Greg Wharton, who is deaf, hid his deafness and
was hired. He paid the price as fellow architects
thought he was dumb and slow and all that.
He left the architectural firm and moved to another
architecture job in Canada.
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DEAF GIFT DANGER WITH SOME HEARING PEOPLE
    A deaf person is proud of his Rolex watch
and shows it to the hearing friend.
    The hearing friend wants to take a closer
look at it. The deaf man takes it off his
wrist and gives it to him.
    The deaf man used the wrong gesture and
the hearing person thought it was a free
gift for him.
    There was an almost fight before the
hearing person realized Rolex was not a gift!
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FEELING SORRY FOR CODA SISTER
    Two sisters, one deaf, one hearing, but fluent in ASL,
attended a big deaf convention. Both sisters look almost the
same but they are not twins.
    The hearing sister does not know the Deaf Community, and
many deaf people, thinking she was deaf, came to her for a
chat. She was uncomfortable because she was shy and because
she did not know these people.
    She did not enjoy the convention and wanted to go home!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Voting
Your votes are important and are part of your rights.
Recently I went to town hall with my wife to register my early vote in the
primary.
I cannot read the ballot, so I needed my wife to put my answers on the
ballot.
Then my wife voted separately.  I realized she knows my votes and I do not
know her votes!
This brought me some thoughts which are important.
This is my suggestion to you my DeafBlind friends, if you go to vote with
your SSP, wife, husband or whoever. Here are some important suggestions.
First let your wife or husband vote first.  Then help you vote next.
The reason I feel this is that there will be more bias when a person helps
me to vote and then they vote afterward; they might switch their thinking.
Go and vote!  Your vote counts!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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Top stories about the deaf:
John Bosco Conama, a deaf activist in Ireland,
was nominated for a seat in the Upper Legislative
body – the first ever for a deaf politician.
A headline ran like this:
How do you design a building for people who can’t hear?
This was in reference to Gallaudet’s guidance with
Deaf Building or Deaf Space
The headline should run like this:
Do design a building for people who can’t hear
The first headline casts doubt; the second
headline casts positivity!
The Romanian government has recognized sign language
as the “mother tongue” of the deaf in the nation.
How are hearing aids being made in a hearing
aid factory? A tech magazine said that almost all
hearing aids are made by 3D machinery!
No such a thing as hand-made hearing aids?
Discriminated deaf employees must give hearing
employers advance notice of their discrimination
complaints – so that the hearing employers cannot
say “I didn’t see it coming.” This was the advice
an attorney working with the discrimination said.
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TINNITUS DOCTOR AND THE DEAF
    Many deaf people suffer from tinnitus. We have
some doctors that work with people that suffer from
tinnitus.
    There is one doctor, who said she is the only one
in USA with a doctorate, specializing in tinnitus. Her
name is Dr. Marsha Johnson and her practice is in
Oregon.
    Yet, how many deaf patients have seen her in her
15 years of practice?
    Zero! Why?
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person came to a deaf person
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Hi, my name is Greg
The hearing person actually said
Hi, my name is Craig
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
WEGMAN’S ASL NAME TAGS
    DeafDigest has wondered if Wegmans
supermarket has deaf employees with “ASL” on
their name tags.
    It was learned that the Wegmans in Rochester,
NY, has several dozen deaf employees and
they all have “ASL” on their name tags.
    DeafDigest wishes that stores will hire
ASL people (either deaf or Coda) and wear
name tags with “ASL” on it.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
    Can someone work as a court reporter and a CART provider or
realtime captioner at the same time? This is a question that I
have been asked a number of times.
    Most CART providers and realtime captioners actually started
their careers as court reporters and have transitioned to
their new professions. Some do it gradually by working in both jobs
at the same time. Some just decide they are going to change jobs and
make a quick change.
    Even though court reporters and captioners use the same basic skills,
there is a very different mindset that one must have in each position.
For court reporters, the main objective is to make a verbatim record. The
reporter must focus on getting something phonetic for every single word
that is said.
    For CART providers and captioners, the main objective is communication
access. The captioner can’t just write words phonetically and prepare a
transcript later. The words must translate so that the people reading
the screens can understand what is being said.
    Some court reporters can successfully work as CART providers or captioners
at the same time, but it takes a lot of skill and concentration to focus on
what to write in certain circumstances.
    For example, if the name of the fictional character “Stephen Dedalus”
were to be said and it was not already loaded in a computer dictionary, a
court reporter would just write the name phonetically, and it might come
up as “dead lust.” A captioner would either have to fingerspell the name
or find another way to communicate to the audience what was said.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Members of the alumni of Clarke School for the Deaf
are upset. The school have changed its name only
that the alumni was not made aware of it.
It is now the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.
Not keeping the alumni informed of the name
change in advance is a big time mistake. It was
the  alumni, over the years, that raised the high
profile of the school. A school, any school, is
only as good as the solid alumni base behind it.
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Jay Yeow, who is deaf, has opened his cake
and pastry cafe in Malaysia. Already he is
winning raves from satisfied customers.
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