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DeafDigest – 31 May 2020

DeafDigest Gold – May 31, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
Again and again, the court system in
New York City is lacking sign language
interpreters, according to a newspaper
story.
……….
The Marshall Project and Sundance Institute, a
research based organization, has selected a list
of five grant winners. One of the five is a
study into how deaf inmates survive their
prison years.
……….
Advice was given, in a newspaper story on
hearing employers on how to deal with deaf
employees that work at home because of the
Pandemic.
……..
Steven Snow, the Idaho Council for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing CEO, was quoted in a
newspaper interview that deaf people of
Idaho are the last to know about these
Pandemic updates. He is correct.
……….
The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
is distributing a list of ASL Covid-19 resources.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
HEARING PEOPLE REJECT CAPTIONS AT A VERY LOUD RESTAURANT
    Many hearing people complain that many restaurants
are very loud – loud music, loud conversation, loud
noise from the kitchen, etc.
    Yet, the restaurant TV sets are not captioned! Why?
Hearing people refuse captions even though they can’t
hear the TV voices because of loud restaurant!
    It is strange.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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BITTER DEAF MAN CANNOT KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT
    A deaf man worked for a long time for a deaf-owned
company.
    The company lost its contract with the government
and had to lay off the deaf employee (and also other
hearing employees) in that department.
    The deaf employer wanted to rehire him under a
new government contract.
    The angry deaf man could not keep his mouth shut
and continued to say bad things about the deaf
employer.
    The deaf employer won a new contract. But the
deaf man (because of his bad mouthing) was not
rehired!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I was working outside in the bright sunshine!
I was sanding our deck railings to prepare to put on fresh paint.
I left my hearing aids off to protect them from collecting dust while
sanding.
I was not aware some people were trying to get my attention and
communicate.  That didn’t work!
When I came in the house to check the time, there was no way I could read
the clock!
Having Usher Syndrome, takes a lot of time to adjust from outdoors to
indoors.
I guess I need to install a sun dial on my lawn to read the time!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 31 May 2020

DeafDigest Blue – May 31, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
The Taipei Film Festival, slated to take place
in June, will feature one of the films –
“Silent Forest” which shows deaf students
getting into horseplay while riding on the
school bus.
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David Scott, a South African comedian, who operates
under the name The Kiffness expressed his public
respect for the deaf and the interpreters. In the
past the nation was notorious for fake-interpreters
and comedians that showed no respect for interpreters!
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Sixteen senior citizen residential facilities have been
formally accused by The National Fair Housing Alliance
of discriminating against the deaf. A court case is
possible.
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Sometime soon, the deaf of Armenia will finally
get captions on their TV programs and in movie
theaters. It was announced in a newspaper story.
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Said a newspaper headline:
Interpreters the silent screen stars of pandemic pressers
Silent Screen does not mean deaf people are silent.
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NOTHING FOR THE DEF IN AAA TRAVEL BOOK
    The AAA distributes travel books for its
members that want to travel.
    The travel book has a section on travel
advice for the disabled.
    Any advice for deaf travelers in that
travel section?
    Zero!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend passed through another
hearing man and a deaf friend in the hallway
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Tyler
The hearing person actually said:
This is Taylor
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
HEARING PEOPLE SELDOM ASK DEAF THIS QUESTION
    A hearing person comes to a deaf person, but
often asks this question:
Can you lipread?
    He never asks – what do you prefer – lipreading
or texting or notewriting or interpreter? It is
always – can you lipread?
    It is very frustrating.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Some people are irritated or bothered by realtime captions covering
graphics or other information that is being displayed on the television
screen. They don’t understand why the captioner doesn’t just move the
captions or adjust them so that the underlying information is visible. I
have heard comments that the captioner must be either too lazy or stupid,
and that’s why they cover the graphics.
What people should realize is that in many markets, especially for local
news, the captioner cannot see the video of what is being presented. The
realtime captioner may be sitting in his/her home office in Montana,
captioning a news broadcast from Florida. They are working off of an audio
feed only.
If the practice of covering graphics bothers you, let the television
station or producers of the show know. Maybe they could hire a local
captioner or one who has access via satellite or cable transmission, or
they could set a policy for where the captioner should place the captions
that doesn’t interfere with their graphics. Don’t blame the individual
captioner.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Different parts of brain used for Deaf Grammar?
Yes, according to scientists from Dalhousie
University’s Neuroscience Institute in Nova
Scotia, Canada working together with colleagues
at University of Rochester.
DeafDigest editor remembers a lecture from a
Deaf Education professor from Iowa way back in the
sixties, which basically said the same thing.
So, is it a new story or an old story?
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
A group of deaf Mental Health First Aid instructors
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and they are certificated to of assistance to those in need.
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DeafDigest – 31 May 2020

BITTER DEAF MAN CANNOT KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT
A deaf man worked for a long time for a deaf-owned
company.
The company lost its contract with the government
and had to lay off the deaf employee (and also other
hearing employees) in that department.
The deaf employer wanted to rehire him under a
new government contract.
The angry deaf man could not keep his mouth shut
and continued to say bad things about the deaf
employer.
The deaf employer won a new contract. But the
deaf man (because of his bad mouthing) was not
rehired!

DeafDigest – 30 May 2020

HEARING PEOPLE SELDOM ASK DEAF THIS QUESTION
A hearing person comes to a deaf person, but
often asks this question:

Can you lipread?

He never asks – what do you prefer – lipreading
or texting or notewriting or interpreter? It is
always – can you lipread?
It is very frustrating.

DeafDigest – 29 May 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 29, 2020

— subtitled film bloopers

Subtitled movies is different from captioned
movies, yet it was reported in a newspaper
of these subtitled bloopers – such as
hoards instead of hordes and Van Dyke
instead of Van Dyck. This is strange
because subitling follows thes script
and is planned in advance, so different
from real time news!

 

— the facemask and the ADA

What happens if a deaf person, without a facemask,
enters Albertson supermarket, saying that ADA allows
them not to wear it (lip reading and facial expressions)?
ADA experts say Albertson has the right to refuse
them entrance – because of public safety. ADA’s title 3
says public health is more important than accomodating
a deaf person without a face mask.

 

— five actors, five missing senses

The Sci-Fi Adventure Film ‘Making Sense’ involves five
different actors, each with a missing sense – sight,
hearing, taste, touch and smell. The one without
hearing (deaf) is Taylor Gonzalez, who is a new
deaf actress.

 

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DeafDigest – 28 May 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 28, 2020

— honoring our TV captions hero

Ask any deaf leader nowadays this question:

Who was Julius Barnathan?

Chances are high that no one has ever heard of
Julius Barnathan, even among deaf leaders in the
telecommunications field. He was not deaf, but
had the final say, during the late seventies,
on whether the TV programs on his ABC network
be captioned or not. It is a long story, but to
make it short, Mac Norwood, a deaf high level
administrator in federal government, was friends
with Julius Barnathan, and spent so many, many
hours trying to convince him on the importance
of TV captions. Barnathan, a top ABC engineer,
finally agreed to captions. Barnathan’s decision
forced the neutral NBC and the anti-captions
CBS to caption their programs. A story surfaced
about Barnathan yesterday at:

https://www.sportsvideo.org/2020/05/26/legends-behind-the-lens-julius-barnathan/

It is fun reading. Both Barnathan and
Norwood are deceased.

 

— a deaf school looking for a facemask option

No one likes the regular face mask. No one likes
the see-through mask because it sort of prevents
clear understanding of voice speech. A deaf CEO
of a deaf school is now on the search for a
better mask. He has been asking around, and
while he has not found anything satisfactory,
it still does not stop him from finding a
better solution. DeafDigest hopes the deaf
school will succeed, because the Deaf Community
will benefit greatly from it.

 

— more on The Congressional Deaf Caucus

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago about knowing
nothing about the Congressional Deaf Caucus.
It was learned that:

#1 – it was founded in 2013
#2 – most representatives are alumni members of Deaf Schools
#3 – original goal was to encourage members of congress to hire the deaf
#4 – Facebook likes on one posting was low
#5 – much attention was given to the ASL store at DC Starbucks
#6 – one co-chair is a Democrat, other co-chair is a Republican

Congressional Deaf Caucus helping the deaf in the long
run? Hope so, inasmuch as Democrats have always agreed
to disagree with the Republicans and vice versa.

DeafDigest thanks Howard Gorrell, who is deaf but
extremely knowledgeable on how politics work on the
Hill, for the above updates.

 

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DeafDigest – 27 May 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 27, 2020

— a reason learning ASL is difficult

There is a reason learning ASL is difficult.
In a newspaper interview, an interpreter said
that if one wants to learn Spanish, he can
go to Spain, but to learn ASL there is no
all-deaf ASL-signing nation.

That interpreter is correct.

 

— first time together for deaf and hearing

Many hearing employers have never met a deaf
person in their lives before hiring them.
And quite a few deaf people have never had
jobs in the past before being hired.
For both of them, it is a shared experience
to work together at a work place!

 

— Deaf agency happy with a TV episode of late-deaf character

DeafDigest has mentioned a couple of times about the
Ben Mitchell’s late-deafness character in British’s
widely popular EastEnders TV series. It was reported
that the producers asked The National Deaf Children’s
Society for advice to make the plot more realistic.
And that the deaf agency was happy the producers
listened to them. Could this happen to one of our
American TV producers, asking a deaf agency for
advice about deaf plots? Probably yes, probably no!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 26 May 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 26, 2020

— a prison for the deaf

Could there be a prison, solely for deaf inmates,
which would be deaf-friendly? A hearing prisoner,
whose brother is deaf, is trying to make the
San Quentin prison (California) deaf friendly.
He has filed a lawsuit, hoping to force the
state to convert a prison wing to a deaf wing.
There are fears it is not going to happen.

 

— a county tells deaf people not to buy masks that hide mouths

The Kittitas County (Washington) government has told
the deaf that they should not buy these masks that hide
their mouths. It did not say if deaf people should
buy see-through masks.

 

— a Cuban doctor couldn’t believe a deaf girl can ride a bicycle

Cuba, not a wealthy nation, has produced many physicians
as the nation believes in free access to medical care.
Anyway one of the doctors, upon being told that a deaf
girl rides a bicycle every day, just couldn’t believe it.
He felt the deaf cannot ride bicycles!

 

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DeafDigest – 25 May 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 25, 2020

— eBay hands off during deaf seller disputes

A deaf eBay participant got into a dispute with
a buyer and asked the email contact person
for assistance. Instead of responding by email,
the contact person asked the deaf person to make
a voice call. It proved to be impossible for
the deaf seller; as a result the seller plans
to drop out of eBay.

 

— captions must go through five different tests

When there is a new app that has captions, then it
must be tested five times – desktop, laptop, Android,
iPhone and iPad just to make sure it works. Exhausting?
Yes, but necessary.

 

— interpreter praised as the fastest signer

A newspaper headline praised an interpreter
for being the fastest signer. Not sure why
is this a praise – if an interpreter signs at
a blazing speed then deaf people
may be not able to understand it!

 

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DeafDigest – 25 May 2020

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Old Fogey

Deaf Suspect

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Top stories about the deaf:

Marcela Gonzalez, not deaf, is the hearing education service
supervisor with the New York City Department of Education.
Despite no experience with sewing, she volunteered to create
see-through masks for deaf children. For that, the media
honored her as the New Yorker of the Week.

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Deaf Oops becoming Hearing Misery, such tales! A deaf family
lived next to a Hearing house, a driveway separating both
houses. The deaf man was vacuuming his car and accidently
knocked on the loud radio knob. Pretty much made life
miserable for the hearing man until the knob was turned off!

……….

Is Rose Ayling-Ellis deaf or fake-deaf? The Eastenders
script writers inserted her into the show, as Frankie, to help
late-deafened Ben Mitchell character deal with his accident-
induced permanent deafness! The Eastenders is British’s
#1 sitcom and is important to the national audience.

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Arlington Automotive, which makes car parts for Jaguar Land Rover,
has been accused of cheating deaf employees of their overtime
pay. It was a big story in a British newspaper.

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A deaf person who graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle
in 2008 has accused architecture and interior design firms
of discriminating against him. He said they were more
concerned about his deafness than his job skills!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WATCHING MOVIES IN FINLAND
If you are deaf and live in Finland, you may
probably hate the movies.
These movies are subtitled – but it is double
subtitled. The first row of subtitles is in Finnish language
and the second row of subtitles is in Swedish language.
Both subtitles are on the bottom half of the movie
screen – making it almost impossible to watch the
full screen!
We are lucky that subtitles in USA are in English.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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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
V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF RUMOR FACTORY
A deaf man was arrested. He was with his
deaf friend.
The angry wife told the friend – do not
tell anyone that my husband was arrested.
The deaf friend kept his mouth shut. But
the deaf community knew about it.
The wife warned everyone – do not
tell anyone that my husband was arrested,
and as a result, everyone knew about it?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gossip-arrested-deaf-man/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Zoom Video Conferences

I was invited to a meeting via Zoom video Conference.

Several Deaf, hearing and one other DeafBlind, and me.

In order for me to “attend” this important meeting I needed a tactile ASL
interpreter.

It was my first experience.  Just one issue, who pays for interpreter
services?

If I go to a meeting that was scheduled at a site, that agency will pay.

Via Zoom Video Conference should be the same way!

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 May 2020

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-crook-in-jail/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A South African comedian mocked the signing of
an interpreter during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s
speech. The DeafSA, not pleased with the mocking,
has threatened legal action, forcing the comedian
to beg for public forgiveness.

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The Congressional Deaf Caucus has asked the White
House to always include terps. Exactly what is
Congressional Deaf Caucus and who is part of it?
Googling it has disclosed Mark Takano and
John Rutherford as co-chairs, and that it was
relaunched in 2019. Does that caucus represent
deaf people that work on the Hill or does it
represent all of the deaf of USA? Do not know!
If there were press releases and published
announcements, then DeafDigest has never seen those.

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Signing gloves do not help the deaf, said a deaf faculty
member at Seattle Central College. There have been
many versions of Signing Gloves since the first one
came out in the early 1980’s. And all of them failed
badly for one reason – sign language dialects that
the gloves could not recognize.

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The CIT Group Inc is developing the Jordan Downs Apartments
Project in Los Angeles, reserving 17 units for the deaf and
the disabled.

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We have the Deaflympics for top deaf athletes to compete
against each other. We now have the International Abilympics
(in the cake decoration category) for best deaf bakers
to compete against each other. The next one is taking
place in Russia next year.

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WORST BIG CITY SUBWAY SERVICE
Many big cities all over the world have their
own subway systems.
Deaf people that live in these cities have no
problems on the subways and get off at their
stops.
But one city has very bad subway service
for the deaf. It is London. Ticket sellers are
often rude. And many rides are changed at
last minute with different routes or different
platforms. Hearing can hear it with public
announcements. Deaf can’t and there are not
enough public displays to let them know of
changes.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person and a deaf person were talking
about old time TV programs.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I loved the pork character

The hearing person actually said:
I loved the Mork character

note:
Mork & Mindy was a popular TV program in the
late seventies and early eighties.

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REMEMBERING A DEAF CROOK
We have several deaf crooks that are in jail
for their crimes.
There is one deaf crook that DeafDigest editor
remembers very well.
That deaf person was a chairperson of a big
deaf national softball tournament. His committee
spent a lot of money for the tournament, but
it was a flop. Few people went to the tournament.
Few months later the committee had a party. The
deaf chairperson gave a short speech. Everyone wanted
to know if tournament made money or lost money.
The chairperson would not admit anything. Suddenly
he pointed to the table with delicious food and told
the committee to grab the food. The chairperson
then “disappeared” from the party. Did he steal the
money for himself?
That person is in jail but for something else.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another question that people often ask me when they see me with the steno
machine is how fast someone can write with “one of those machines.”

Most broadcast captioners and CART captioners start off as court
reporters, and so they have passed the same tests that court reporters
take in court reporting school.

In many states, court reporters must pass a test at 225 words per minute
in order to be certified. In order to achieve the Registered Professional
Reporter certification offered by the National Court Reporters Association
(NCRA), a court reporter or captioner must pass tests at speeds up to 225
words per minute. To obtain the Registered Merit Reporter certification,
one must pass tests at speeds up to 260 words per minute.

At the NCRA annual convention, there is a speed contest where contestants
compete at speeds up to 280 words per minute.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A hot issue among the deaf in California is
AB 2072, a piece of legislation that would
amend the California Newborn Hearing Screening
Program, banning deaf groups from giving
parents information about ASL, Deaf Community
and Deaf Culture.

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Because of declining enrollment, Iowa Western Community College
is terminating its ASL interpreter program. Impact will be
felt in the Deaf Community in the western part of Iowa.

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DEAF RUMOR FACTORY
A deaf man was arrested. He was with his
deaf friend.
The angry wife told the friend – do not
tell anyone that my husband was arrested.
The deaf friend kept his mouth shut. But
the deaf community knew about it.
The wife warned everyone – do not
tell anyone that my husband was arrested,
and as a result, everyone knew about it?

DeafDigest – 23 May 2020

WORST BIG CITY SUBWAY SERVICE
Many big cities all over the world have their
own subway systems.
Deaf people that live in these cities have no
problems on the subways and get off at their
stops.
But one city has very bad subway service
for the deaf. It is London. Ticket sellers are
often rude. And many rides are changed at
last minute with different routes or different
platforms. Hearing can hear it with public
announcements. Deaf can’t and there are not
enough public displays to let them know of
changes.

DeafDigest – 22 May 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 22, 2020

— disagreement over tech word signs

Zoom, Object-oriented programming, Back End,
Development Operations, etc. These are few of
the tech words many of us don’t understand but
engineers and programmers do. And there
is much disagreement among the interpreters
and even of the deaf high-tech people
on the appropriate signs for these words!

 

— Face mask vs supermarket check out cashier

There was a sign at the check out counter that
said to wait until you are asked to check out.
Who really reads that sign? Anyway a deaf shopper
started placing her stuff on the check out counter
until the casher told her to stop – saying something
behind the Face Mask. The casher wanted to wipe
clean the check out table first, and had to
gesture several times until the deaf shopper
realized what she was trying to say. Always
an embarrassing Face Mask incident every day at
every store and take out restaurants!

 

— deaf business success, family failure

This is always a sad story that family members
feel the deaf cannot succeed. A deaf engineer
with a MBA worked for a family-owned construction
company. His work helped make the struggling
business become profitable. Did the family
members thank him? No! Not really surprising,
but sad.

 

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DeafDigest – 21 May 2020

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— at least $50,000 to make ADA people happy

ADA requires all web sites to be deaf-accessible
(captions and/or ASL). For years and years ADA
people did not enforce the captions/ASL needs.
Then two years ago the ADA people woke up.
As a result, small business owners that ignore
captions and/or ASL will be fined $50,000
and up – just to comply with the ADA rules!
Sad to say, for huge corporations, $50,000 is
just pennies to them!

 

— best way to make hearing neighbors love the deaf!

A deaf man was a handyman; he could fix anything
from lawn movers to leaky kitchen faucets. Hearing
neighbors that do not know how to use a hammer,
asked him for help. He never said no; as a result
he was much loved in the neighborhood! He was
always invited to private neighborhood parties
even though they couldn’t communicate with him.

— the ASL hobby

ASL as a hobby? Well, there have been many stories
in newspapers of bored hearing people, stuck at
home because of the Pandemic. They “learn” ASL
online and they love ASL because it seems so
easy. The sad thing is that when they come to
a deaf person they do not understand the ASL
that the deaf responds!

 

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DeafDigest – 20 May 2020

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— Hearing Lobbying; Deaf Lobbying

A group of top collegiate football teams spent $350,000 so far
in 2020 on lobbying costs in hoping to convince the members of
the Congress to support their football needs. Deaf groups certainly
cannot afford $350,000. Deaf groups can advocate, but cannot
lobby. A deaf organization hired a lobbyist years ago to
advocate (but not to lobby). Did it help? No.

 

— two grocery store face-mask incidents

DeafDigest editor went to two different grocery
stores yesterday. First one offered free parking
but must validate the parking ticket first. The
machine did not function, and so, a nearby clerk
(with facemask) was asked to help. The clerk
checked the machine and said (behind the facemask)
that all was OK. Upon being told of deafness,
the clerk immediately gestured thumbs up. Whew!

A purchase was made at the second grocery store;
the first clerk took the card to a machine. Almost
immediately the second clerk was asked to collect
the goods and gave the bag to the editor. It
was sort of confusing, leading the editor to think
a wrong bag (of different products) was given him.
Actually they were communicating with each other
(behind the masks). The first clerk was forced to
open up the bag to show the editor that these were
exactly what he ordered! All they had was to gesture
and they didn’t.

 

— the deaf and the chess

Do deaf people play chess? Yes, even though it is not
as popular in USA as it is elsewhere in the world.
Speed chess? Blitz chess? Slow chess? Yes, deaf people
play in all types of chess. It was mentioned in a
newspaper story today that a deaf woman did very well
in the World Deaf Blitz Chess Championship? Blitz?
Dunno what exactly it is as it is different from
Speed!

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 19 May 2020

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— the TV talk show host is deaf

Jessica Kellgren-Fozard is deaf and she has
worked as a TV talk show host – discussing
many topics and issues with her guests.
Which TV program in USA? Sorry, it is a
program aired in Great Britain. Can happen
in Great Britain but not in USA! She functions
as a hearing person, voice and without an
interpreter despite her profound-deafness.

 

— these hated up and down wi-fi issues

Deaf people stay at home and use the wi-fi
to stay connected to the hearing world – and
when wi-fi goes up and down, as it often does,
then it becomes very frustrating. Never easy
to ask the hearing world for wi-fi assistance.
DeafDigest prays Covid-19 will go away for good!

 

— using social media instead of using interpreters

Many deaf people don’t use sign language, and so,
interpreters are useless. And some TV networks
blur out the faces of interpreters for reasons
we do not understand, nor accept. And when these
programs are not captioned, it forces the deaf
people to go to social media to try to figure out
what the TV programs won’t tell us!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 18 May 2020

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— “ADA” all over the world

USA has one of the world’s strongest ADA laws. What
about other nations? The Disability Rights Education
and Defense Fund said that exactly 181 nations have
their own “ADA” laws. Keep in mind some of these
laws are strong, and some are just a joke!

 

— probably will not happen in USA

DeafDigest has mentioned that character Ben Mitchell
has become late-deafened because of an accident in
an EastEnders boating scene. The British producers
have worked with a deaf agency to introduce things
in the upcoming programs that deaf people know, that
hearing people do not realize – sign language, captions,
interpreters, flashing signalers, deaf-friendly stores,
anti-deaf hearing attitudes, etc. Can only happen in Great
Britain TV, but probably never in USA TV!

 

— the hated parking lot sign

Deaf people use the relay or on-line to order food
from a supermarket for their curbside pick ups.
And when deaf people arrive at the parking lot
there is a sign that says:

CALL US WHEN YOU ARRIVE ON OUR 800 NUMBER

Bad enough when Covid-19 forces the deaf to use
unlipreadable masks let alone forcing them to
re-confirm 2 or 3 times after getting the first
confirmation of their supermarket order!

 

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DeafDigest – 17 May 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
Madison, a city in Wisconsin, will not allow
City Zoom meetings without advance permission.
One of the reasons is captioning issues that
would place the deaf at disadvantage.
……….
A deaf woman is the leader of a church singing
choir in Australia, and she pretty much is
leading the group via on-line communications.
……….
Interpreters for deaf are available during
press conferences in Scotland and Wales.
No interpreters for the deaf during Boris
Johnson’s press conferences in London!
Why? This is what British deaf activists
are asking.
……..
FedEx reached a $3.3 million dollar settlement
over job discrimination lawsuits filed by 200
deaf employees. Is this good or bad? It may
mean $15,000 settlement per deaf employee,
which is not that much money!
……….
Japanese tourist not surprised by deaf vendors
in China. The tourist said “I wasn’t surprised.
In Japan, there are many bakeries and other businesses
with deaf employees.”
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A WRONG WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE DEAF
    A hearing person writes notes to communicate
with the deaf.
    This is great – but sadly, it is the wrong way.
She would use red pen ink to write notes on tiny
red post-it paper.
    When the deaf person complained that it was
hard to read red ink on red post-it paper with
tiny handwriting, the hearing person laughed
and thought it was funny!
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A FRUSTRATED HARD OF HEARING LEGISLATOR
    A former hard of hearing state legislator
served several terms but was frustrated. Being
hard of hearing, it was not possible to tell
fast-talking legislators to slow down. And
there was no CART system.
    As a result, the legislator was always
asking wrong questions at the wrong time,
because speakers move on very fast – from
topic to topic within few seconds.
    The legislator knew no sign language
and an interpreter would be useless.
  This legislator became so bored that he
would read books and newspapers during
legislative sessions!
  No one was happy about it.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Every year, DeafBlind folks always look forward to attending DeafBlind
camps or retreats.
This is the most affordable gathering for us who are DeafBlind.
SSPs and interpreters volunteer to provide guide and interpreting
services.
There are about 15 well known camps around the USA and one in Canada.
The Covid-19 pandemic is devastating our hopes to attend this year.
Stay healthy and safe.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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Top stories about the deaf:
Did Joseph Stalin, the long time past Russian
dictator have a deaf son? Russian historians
said yes – the son was Yakov, from his first
marriage. Sad to say, Stalin didn’t like the
son and pretty much gave him a hard time,
not wanting to raise him.
……….
Census Bureau is seeking part-time job applicants.
What about the deaf?
Yes.
………
An embarrassment for Governor Cuomo?
The federal judge ordered him to provide
interpreters at his daily public updates.
………
A big issue among the British deaf that watch
the sitcom EastEnders is the late deafened
character Ben Mitchell. Will he recover his
hearing or be permanently deaf? So as not to
ruffle the feathers of deaf fans, the sitcom
writers are working closely with the National
Deaf Children’s Society to make sure the
plot is acceptable to the deaf!
……..
Italy’s TIM Foundation has been working with
the national deaf organization to provide
face masks for the deaf on a nationwide basis.
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CHINESE SIGN LANGUAGE VS USA ASL
    In China, there are two different deaf sign
languages.
    One is Chinese Sign Language. The other
one is Shanghai Sign Language.
    Many deaf Chinese people hate Chinese
Sign Language. It is the same as in USA with
100 percent fingerspelling!
    Shanghai Sign Language is different. It is
like our own ASL with these signing gestures
and no fingerspelling!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing history buff was talking about the
1950’s Cold War days with a deaf history
buff.
The deaf person thought hearing person said:
MacArthur was a bad person
The hearing person actually said:
McCarthy was a bad person
Note:
MacArthur was General Douglas MacArthur that
President Harry Truman fired during the
Korean War
McCarthy was Senator Joseph McCarthy, the
most controversial person on Capital Hill
during these early 1950’s days.
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DEAF HOUSE IS IMPORTANT
    For the deaf parents, a Deaf House is very
important.
    They can see what their children are doing
(jumping, running around, banging on tables,
fighting with each other, etc).
    Hearing parents can hear. Deaf parents
can’t hear. This is the reason for the
Deaf House!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Now more than ever, it is important for people to have access to
information concerning their health and safety. For many people,
captioning is the only way they can understand TV shows, videos, and
online content.
As viewers of closed captioning, we are very concerned that these
communications are captioned for accessibility. Different providers have
been in the news lately because of their efforts in providing captioning
on the internet or failing to provide captioning of their material.
What we need to remember is that it is not the just the quantity of
captioning that is important, but it is very important that the quality of
captioning be maintained. Captioning must be accurate in order to provide
meaningful accessibility.
If an organization says that they caption their videos, yet the accuracy
rate is only 80% to 90%, that is not good enough to be considered
accessible. If one or two words out of every ten are wrong, it is
impossible to understand the message being conveyed.
We should educate ourselves on what is considered good captioning, and we
must not accept captioning that does not truly provide access. It is up to
all of us, as viewers of captioning, to provide feedback to the companies
so that they know where their captioning efforts are succeeding and where
they are failing. Inaccurate captions are not providing equal access.
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credit card matters. Here in USA, the deaf people
are often hassled in their efforts to contact
credit card companies via relay services.
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DeafDigest – 16 May 2020

DEAF HOUSE IS IMPORTANT
For the deaf parents, a Deaf House is very
important.
They can see what their children are doing
(jumping, running around, banging on tables,
fighting with each other, etc).
Hearing parents can hear. Deaf parents
can’t hear. This is the reason for the
Deaf House!

DeafDigest – 16 May 2020

CHINESE SIGN LANGUAGE VS USA ASL
In China, there are two different deaf sign
languages.
One is Chinese Sign Language. The other
one is Shanghai Sign Language.
Many deaf Chinese people hate Chinese
Sign Language. It is the same as in USA with
100 percent fingerspelling!
Shanghai Sign Language is different. It is
like our own ASL with these signing gestures
and no fingerspelling!

DeafDigest – 15 May 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 15, 2020

— our Bobblehead terps

Is it a trend? To date, we have seen two
terps honored with their own Bobbleheads.
It was different years ago, our terps would
come home, satisfied from a good day with
their interpreting assignments!

 

— no online theater for the deaf

Many deaf people love going to the theater
(both hearing and deaf theatrical plays).
Because of the Pandemic, a number of theaters
have moved their plays online. Captions for
the deaf? Deaf West Theatre artistic director
David Kurs said less than 15 percent of
these online plays are captioned. It is not
fair that sports programs online are captioned
for deaf people that love sports, but plays
are not captioned for deaf people that love
the theater!

 

— The Clear Mask and the FDA

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not
approve the Clear Mask (that the deaf people love)
for public use. FDA actually approves Clear Mask
for one-time surgical room operations, but not for
public use. Why? Ask the FDA!

 

 

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— deaf people wanting to buy houses

A real estate advisor said that deaf people that
want to buy houses need to use the services
of a deaf realtor or ASL-fluent realtor.
True – but not every major city has a
deaf realtor or ASL-fluent realtor!

 

— suggested reading for the deaf, books on body language

To avoid boredom during the Pandemic quarantine, there
was a suggestion – read books on body language so that
deaf people would know which hearing people discriminate
against them. Some hearing people may not say a word but
their anti-deaf body language may speak volumes!

 

— hearing afraid of deaf drivers

Are hearing drivers afraid of deaf drivers?
There was a story in a newspaper in the
Philippines about hearing drivers being
afraid of deaf drivers! They see the “DEAF”
word on their license plants and know the
driver is deaf. As a result, they drive
away from the deaf, even if it means
high speed on the highways just to
avoid the deaf. It is hard to believe.

 

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 13, 2020

— must cast a deaf actress or else

Do directors tell their studios that they
must cast deaf actresses or else? This
was what John Krasinski, the director
of the movie – A Quiet Place – told them.
That was the reason why Millicent Simmonds,
a deaf actress, was cast! It didn’t matter
to Krasinski that he knew nothing about
the deaf or of Deaf Culture or of deafness.
He just want her cast. How many Hollywood
directors have the courage that Krasinski
had? Maybe practically none.

 

— patience, patience and patience says the Deaf Triplets

Deaf Kuhn Triplets (Chris, Craig and Curt), all employed
at Illinois School for the Deaf, were interviewed in a
newspaper story. They agreed on one thing – patience,
patience and patience when trying to communicate with the
hearing while wearing these face masks. Ain’t easy,
they all said. Yes, it is the same Kuhn triplets that
graduated from Gallaudet and played baseball and
football together. They were one of the nation’s
most publicized collegiate baseball players, hitting
quite a few media outlets during their time years back.

 

— the hearing foreman and the deaf employees

There was an obit in one of today’s newspapers
about a long time foreman in a factory
tht employed the deaf. It said he learned
signs to communicate with them and they all
became friends. DeafDigest editor has a
question, never mind sign language and
friendships – did the foreman promote
the deaf to better factory positions or
gave them pay raises? No one likes to
work at dead-end, low pay jobs, be it
in the factory or in the office.

 

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— deaf neighbor, hearing neighbor for 20 years

A deaf person said in a posting:

As a deaf person the only communications you have
with your hearing neighbor for a long time
(20 or more years) is waving “hi” when passing
by each other on the street. That deaf person
is correct.

 

— CDI job description

CDI is Certified Deaf Interpeter, a relatively
new interpreting field that came up in the
past decade. Exactly what does a CDI do?

A newspaper headline said:
Interpreting the interpreter

The headline is correct.

 

— a rally in Washington, DC

A group of chartered bus company owners
is staging a rally in Washington, DC to
ask the government to save their businesses.
One of the owners is Sandra Allen. She
is deaf, but does not use ASL and functions
as a hearing person.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 11 May 2020

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— interpreting issues and concerns do not involve the deaf

There was a newspaper story about deaf people upset that
they are not asked for input when there are issues regarding
interpreting matters and concerns. Said a deaf activist:

we feel invisible

 

— human captioning and AI captioning

Ai-Media, from Australia, announced it has
purchased Alternative Communications Services,
an American captioning service. In their
press release, Ai-Media said it combines
human intelligence with artificial intelligence
to provide highly accurate, low-cost captions.
Really? Time will tell. What will Ai-Media
say if we catch some of their captioning
bloopers? Expensive captions means no
bloopers. Inexpensive captions means bloopers.

 

 

— cleaning up a small town drain

A small town cleaned up its drain; a lot of junk
was pulled up and thrown out. One of the stuff
in the drain was a hearing aid. Either a hearing
aid user accidentally pushed it into the drain
or was thrown in on purpose. Throwing away
a hearing aid that costs a few thousand dollars!

 

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

Russia has provided the deaf with their own
text (SMS) line where they could place
orders for food and other products. Hearing
people are not permitted to use this line.

……….

Ravi Kant, director of the AIIMS Rishikesh
medical facility in India, was ordered by
the government to stop discriminating against
deaf patients and deaf employees. The director
very reluctantly agreed to comply with the order!

……….

From University of Virginia to Gallaudet to
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. This is the
story of Christopher Madison Turman III, not
deaf, that departed us. As a wrestler at
University of Virginia he suffered an
injury against a Gallaudet wrestler that
ended his career. Years later, as the
President and CEO of Morris Wheeler, & Co. Inc,
a steel company, he served on the board of
trustees at Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.

……..

The Disney movies are subtitled as follows:

IOS apps
Android phones and tablets
web browsers
consoles such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
LG TVs
Samsung Tizen smart TVs
Smart TVs

That many? Great!

……….

Why do interpreters use a lot of facial
expressions and body language? An interpreter
said she tries to match the voice tone with
her facial expressions and body language.
Speaker could be serious or funny or angry,
etc.

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FIRED FOR WATCHING VIDEOS ON WORK COMPUTER
A deaf employee was fired for watching too
many videos on his work computer.
He thought he was careful. His computer
screen was turned away from hearing eyes.
Hearing people that pass by his office cannot
see the computer screen.
But he was fired. How did the boss find out?
The deaf employee did not turn off the sounds
and everyone in the office knew about it!

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ALWAYS SAME OLD TIRED STORIES
We get tired of reading the same old
story in newspapers – that deaf students
are frustrated at hearing colleges –
no interpreters, no captions, no
social life, lost on huge campus, etc.

Almost all hearing colleges have
few deaf students, maybe 5 or 10
as average number.

And if the college campus is huge,
then these deaf students often do not
meet each other every day!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Organization is very important for us who are Deafblind.

It is important if you borrow something, to return it to same place.

I have people helping around the house inside and outside.

When they leave and I need a  tool, it has been misplaced!

My workshop, shed and garage are rough places to keep organized!

If you borrow tools and forgot where they belong, ask the DeafBlind
person.

This is important, it gets frustrating.

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

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Top stories about the deaf:

The provincial government of British Columbia
is planning to close up two preschools for
deaf children. Already the parents are protesting.

……….

Is a jinx going on with some abandoned campuses of
deaf schools? There was a story that the old campus
of the Scranton State School for the Deaf has been
put back on the market. Abandoned campuses such as
Virginia School for the Deaf at Hampton, Northern
New York State School for the Deaf, Nebraska
School for the Deaf, Austine School for the Deaf
and possibly others have had a hard time finding
buyers! Some have continued unsold for years.

………

There is a new buzzword (actually a phrase).
It is “digital ally to the deaf community”
but which means the same as deaf-friendly.

………

A hearing student in Kentucky volunteered
to create see-through masks for the deaf.
As a result, she received over 20,000 requests
for these see-through masks!

……..

A clarification of deafness according to
military recruitment guidelines is this –
hearing loss, “that are considered ‘permanently
disqualifying,’ subject to a medical waiver.”

This means granting a waiver means recruit’s
deafness is not an issue whereas a lack of
waiver means it is a permanently disqualifying.

Confusing and vague? Probably so!

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MOST COMMON COMMENT BY ORAL DEAF
If you bump into an oral deaf, what is
their most common comment?
They almost always say:

I  am deaf but I don’t sign!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing man and a deaf man were talking
about old movies.

The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
I loved the movie – Brooklyn

The hearing man actually said:
I loved the movie – Crooklyn

note:
Crooklyn is a 1994 film directed by Spike Lee;
don’t know if that film was captioned, though!

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A DEAF INVENTOR IN FLORIDA
Dan Didrick, of Florida, is a deaf inventor.
He knows how to build many things as a craftsman.
One day he saw his deaf friend without a
finger and knew he could not sign ASL very
well without full five fingers on both hands.
Didrick invented an artificial finger
for the deaf man and won a US patent for it.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Captioners and court reporters are continuing to look at ways to improve
their skills as some parts of the country start to reopen.

Because many people still have more free time, they are using that time to
work on stenography at home. Steno writers are practicing and tweaking
their writing to be faster and more accurate.

New words are being entered in steno dictionaries every day. In order to
write faster, stenographers look for ways to write fewer strokes on their
machine.

Before the current pandemic hit, many captioners and court reporters had
the words “corona” and “virus” in their dictionaries as two separate
words. Examples of how those might be written would be three strokes for
KOR/OEPB/A and two strokes for SRAOEU/RUS. That would take five total
strokes to write both words.

Now, stenographers are thinking up new ways to write “coronavirus” in one
stroke on their steno machines. Some examples would include KROFRS or

KROIF or KAOEURS.

Steno writers are adding other words to their dictionary and trying to
think of short ways to write them. Some of those include COVID-19, CDC,
quarantine, pandemic, epidemic, hand sanitizer, ventilator, and N95.

Normally, these words would take a stroke for each syllable, but
one-stroke brief forms are being shared.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Bob Wood, Dallas, Texas
who departed us.

Bob may not necessarily be well known nationally, but he
was very much well known in the Dallas area. Said
an acquaintance:

Bob was what’s left of the older generation of deaf club leaders,
with the Dallas Association of the Deaf. He was the club
mainstay, a typical bonafide deaf club leader who was the
kindred one. Unlike most old deaf clubs that ceased to
exist, the Dallas club was kept alive because of his
presence and influence.

Deaf Culture on the local level is just as important as
the national level, and Dallas has continued to thrive
because of Bob’s efforts.

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Many deaf people in Wales said they are forced to
hide their deafness while applying for jobs
on-line. They said they won’t be hired if the
employers knew of their deafness.

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DeafDigest – 10 May 2020

ALWAYS SAME OLD TIRED STORIES
We get tired of reading the same old
story in newspapers – that deaf students
are frustrated at hearing colleges –
no interpreters, no captions, no
social life, lost on huge campus, etc.
Almost all hearing colleges have
few deaf students, maybe 5 or 10
as average number.
And if the college campus is huge,
then these deaf students often do not
meet each other every day!

DeafDigest – 09 May 2020

MOST COMMON COMMENT BY ORAL DEAF
If you bump into an oral deaf, what is
their most common comment?
They almost always say:

I am deaf but I don’t sign!

DeafDigest – 08 May 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 8, 2020

— first language or second language

Few weeks ago a hearing interpreter said ASL is
her first language. Yesterday another hearing
interpreter said ASL is her second language.
Which language is first and which is second?

 

— comment by a deaf activist

A deaf activist was quoted as saying:

My deafness does not isolate me. People isolate me.

 

— a reason for “deaf” in computer system

South Carolina has a new law, that allows the deaf
to tell the state of their deafness. The word “deaf”
will be entered into the system. During traffic
stops, police officers would then know driver is
deaf – and therefore no unpleasant surprises.
This is important. DeafDigest editor was stopped
by police in Washington, DC. The police officer
did not know the driver was deaf, and panicked,
calling 4 or 5 police cars as back ups! This was
a humiliating situation. Making things worse, the
police officer never asked for an interpreter.
That was why the DC government quickly threw out the
traffic ticket.

 

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 7, 2020

— a kitchen under-sink garbage disposal that flashes

A start-up company is coming up with a flashing
garbage disposal unit (under sink). The inventor
said it would help the deaf know that the
disposal unit is working. Do we need the flashing
device because all we do is to feel the vibration
on the top of the sink?

 

— cannot come to work for a reason

A deaf man, employed by Home Depot, has been
out of work for almost two months. He is
healthy and really wants to work as he loves
his job. Reason? He is afraid to give the
pandemic virus to his apartment roommate!
It is heartbreaking.

 

— playing the trumpet

Finn Gomez, forced to stay home because of Covid-19,
plays the trumpet on the porch of his house.
Neighbors and automobile drivers that pass by,
love to listen to the music played by the trumpet.
Finn decided to place a tip jar on the front of the
porch. The money goes to the essential workers and
first responders in his home town. Finn is deaf!

 

 

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— sign language: verbal or non-verbal

Is there a difference between a verbal
sign language and a non-verbal sign
language? A newspaper interview touched
on this subject. Verbal sign language
is ASL. Non-verbal sign language
is not ASL but contains signs that
everyone understands – thumbs up;
OK; thumbs down, etc. Is it same as
Gesture Sign Language? Something for
linguists to get into a hot debate
over this issue!

 

— a message on a Deaf Mask

A deaf employee at a work place was
required to wear a mask. This led to serious
communication problems. To solve this
problem, he wrote on the mask:

I am deaf. I read lips. I know sign
language. I can write notes with you.

Presto, problem solved!

 

— no two deaf clubs are the same

A deaf person that belongs to several deaf
clubs said that no two deaf clubs are the
same. He said that in one club, the
members want to play cards or table
games, whereas in another club, the
members want to discuss politics
(both deaf politics and hearing politics).

 

 

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— choice: see-thru mask or no mask

There are some interpreters that wear
see-thru masks; again, there are some
interpreters that wear no masks.
Not sure if see-thru masks is a perfect
idea – but deaf people all hate masked
interpreters!

 

— tired of Zoom

Deaf people have been using Zoom during Covid-19
lockdowns. Already there are tales of people
getting tired of Zoom – hard to lipread; hard to
catch rapid signing-ASL; up and down connections, etc.
If Zoom is not the best then what is the best?

 

— uh, the CI is missing

There was a story of a hospital operating
room accidentally leaving stuff inside
the patient – such as sponnges, drain tubes,
and even CI! And in these cases some of the
lost stuff were not found until at least
six months later. The CI is a mystery –
because if a deaf patient discovers,
after the operation that his CI is
missing, then the doctors and nurses
would be alerted to it?

 

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 4, 2020

— deaf man with his oil drilling tricks

A deaf man worked all his life as a rig
driller (of oil fields). Since he couldn’t
hear, he relied on his tricks – feeling
the vibrations to know what to do
while drilling. He just had to be
careful – a vibration error would have
led to an oil field disaster. But it
never happened to him and he worked
on oil rigs all over USA.

 

— the always colorful Richard Coppola

Richard Coppola departed us; he was a legend
as a Gallaudet student during the early sixties.
After graduating he settled in Philadelphia,
raising a family while pulling down a full time
job. His #1 idol was Elvis Presley; his daughter
Marie is a well-known linguist at University of
Connecticut; his home living room had 4 TV’s
even during the days of no captions; he would be
reading the newspaper while at the same time
scanning all these TV sets; took his family on
a 42-day, 48 states vacation trip enroute to
1985 Deaflympics in Los Angeles, the car totaling
13,760 miles in all; he would watch 3 or 4
captioned films per week. Could any other
deaf person top his act? Probably not!

 

— deaf schools as recommended tourist sites

Tourists love to travel and to tour, but would
they normally tour schools for the deaf? No –
but during the mid-1850’s,  recommended
tourist sites were institutions for the deaf.
Deaf students more interesting for tourists
as opposed to hearing students? Dunno, but
the Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg, VA
Park, has these 1850’s travel tourist guides!

 

 

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Top stories about the deaf:
Marsha Vae Goeken is a deaf actress many of us
have never heard of. She graduated from South
Dakota School for the Deaf and then graduated
from Gallaudet and has participated in many
acting jobs. She was written up in a newspaper
story.
……….
In 2005, Katrina Miller wrote a book about
the deaf in prisons. A second book is coming
up thanks to Gallaudet Press – it is being
written by Damara Goff Paris and is due
for release this coming fall.
……….
Frank E. Smith, who was deaf, recently departed
us at the age of 89. He was a Deaf Community
hero for one reason – TTY machines! During the
mid-sixties, he established a TTY repair shop,
and taught himself how to repair these
machines for the benefit of deaf households
in the greater Boston area.
……..
Controversial New York governor Cuomo has been
slapped with a lawsuit by a group of deaf
New Yorkers for not providing them with
interpreters during these Covid-19 public
announcements.
……….
Hypocrisy in the workplace? A survey said that
almost all employers would recommend hiring
a deaf person, but much less than half of
them feel the deaf person cannot do the job
better than a hearing person!
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FATHER OF ORAL DEAF KID SPEAKS TO DEAFDIGEST EDITOR
Recently, a father of an oral deaf kid chatted
with DeafDigest editor.
If a son is deaf, the father should always
try to speak slow to make lipreading easier.
But with DeafDigest editor, the father
spoke very fast and lipreading was impossible.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
STRANGEST HEARING GESTURE
A hearing woman was standing in a line
next to a deaf person.
She suspected that the man next to her
was deaf.
She gestured – like “are you deaf and blind”
and she was not joking. Her face was serious.
The deaf man, shocked at the gesture, shouted
“I am deaf” and the woman walked away!
A strange gesture it really is.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
We have been ordered to stay at home and stay safe.  It has been a long
one.
I finally went to town for the first time since February.
I had to wear a face mask and felt kinda weird, but safe.
Everybody was wearing face masks of different colors and prints.
Social distancing is still in practice.  This part is hard for us who are
DeafBlind.
My hair and mustache are long!  A DeafBlind friend call me Hulk Hogan! (a
well know wrestler!)
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 – 04 May 2020

DeafDigest Blue – May 3, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
At the Moscow International Short Film Festival,
one of the competing films is Akam, a horror
story involving a deaf boy.
……….
What is sign language communications? An educator
at University of Victoria (Canada) said it is
from one visually orientated person to another
visually orientated person. DeafDigest is not
sure about that because voice interpreters are
not deaf. Another debate good for another time!
………
Interpreters that can translate from English language
but not from Irish language? Interpreter Amanda Coogan,
that lives in Northern Ireland, said she can
interpret English but not Irish. This was what she
admitted in a newspaper interview.
………
The National Zoo in Washington, DC has two new
Bison, and offered Gallaudet University an opportunity
to name one of them. The Bison is the Gallaudet
mascot, hence the opportunity.
……..
A Deaf Theater advocate said the stage captions
must be of top quality, as opposed to shoddy
captions provided by public domain providers!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
100 MILES PER HOUR FINGERPSPELLING
A restaurant waitress had a deaf couple at
her table.
She bragged of knowing sign language. What
did she do?
She fingerspelled something at about 100 miles
per hour! It was too fast that the deaf person
just nodded his head and ignored her.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person introduced himself to a deaf person.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I am from Annapolis
The hearing person actually said:
I am from Indianapolis
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
TEXT 911 VS VOICE 911
During an emergency, which is best – Text 911
or Voice 911?
Voice 911 is best, but deaf people cannot use
it.
An advocate said if a hearing person is available,
then do use him to make that Voice 911 call.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As more and more online opportunities become available because people are
working and learning from home, accessibility is important to focus on.
New technologies are emerging, and organizations are providing resources
and information to their communities. People are looking at ways to
caption and interface with videoconferencing software to make it
available.
Captioners are trying to figure out how they can caption to YouTube,
Facebook Live, Zoom, Webex, and other platforms.
If you need something to be captioned in order to participate, please make
sure to let the people planning the meeting or event know of your need.
Much of this is new to everyone involved, and we’re all learning.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
What happens when a host organization invites a
distinguished individual to a big event only to
realize the person’s deafness? Should the
invitation be withdrawn?
It happened to Susan Elliott, the deaf educator who
was the Colorado’s 2009 Teacher of the Year.
The Singapore Ministry of Education invited her
to its Teachers’ Conference only to back out upon
learning of her deafness.
After much uproar, the withdrawn invitation became
a re-invite.
Sigh !
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dr. Marcus
Delk that departed us. He worked on deaf-related
research projects on behalf of NYU and then
with the National Association of the Deaf
(Deaf Community Analysts) during the early
eighties. The book – The Deaf Population of the
United States was his biggest accomplishment.
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DeafDigest – 03 May 2020

STRANGEST HEARING GESTURE
A hearing woman was standing in a line
next to a deaf person.
She suspected that the man next to her
was deaf.
She gestured – like “are you deaf and blind”
and she was not joking. Her face was serious.
The deaf man, shocked at the gesture, shouted
“I am deaf” and the woman walked away!
A strange gesture it really is.

DeafDigest – 03 May 2020

FATHER OF ORAL DEAF KID SPEAKS TO DEAFDIGEST EDITOR
Recently, a father of an oral deaf kid chatted
with DeafDigest editor.
If a son is deaf, the father should always
try to speak slow to make lipreading easier.
But with DeafDigest editor, the father
spoke very fast and lipreading was impossible.
This is strange!

DeafDigest – 02 May 2020

TEXT 911 VS VOICE 911
During an emergency, which is best – Text 911
or Voice 911?
Voice 911 is best, but deaf people cannot use
it.
An advocate said if a hearing person is available,
then do use him to make that Voice 911 call.

DeafDigest – 02 May 2020

100 MILES PER HOUR FINGERPSPELLING
A restaurant waitress had a deaf couple at
her table.
She bragged of knowing sign language. What
did she do?
She fingerspelled something at about 100 miles
per hour! It was too fast that the deaf person
just nodded his head and ignored her.

DeafDigest – 01 May 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 1, 2020

— deaf reviewing hearing movie scripts

Could a deaf person review hearing movie
scripts and make recommendations to the
script agency director? One deaf person
had that job.

 

— oops, wrong use of sign language

Those that watched the The Walking Dead zombie
movie, said that in one scene, hearing character
(Kelly) used a sign language gesture that
was all wrong! Movie directors must blame someone
for the wrong sign gesture – and they blamed
Covid-19 for the production crew staying home
and not able to watch the screening! It is the
same movie that deaf actress Lauren Ridloff
played the Connie role.

 

 

— AT&T cheated on deaf relay services

It was mentioned in a newspaper today that
Randall L. Stephenson stepped down as AT&T
CEO. One of the accusations was that he
helped cheat the deaf relay service of its
funds. For that reason AT&T was fined
$18.6 million.

 

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