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DeafDigest – 30 June 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 30, 2020

— The Walkman and the deaf

The first Walkman was introduced in Japan in 1979
and quickly became popular. Many deaf people
couldn’t use the Walkman because of the need to
understand the voice. But in a way, it helped the
deaf! For years and years hearing people wrongly
thought all deaf people used earphones, which was
not true. The Walkman showed these hearing
people that they were wrong about it!

 

— a celebrity forced to subtitle her videos

Paige Turley is a star with “Love Island”
which is a popular British dating reality
TV show. She said she was “forced” to
subtitle her videos so that her deaf fans
could follow her. Forced means bad attitude!
Would she have subtitled if she did not
feel being “forced”? Probably not.

 

— Drive-in movies suddenly become popular

Years ago many people loved to watch movies
at the drive-in theaters. It was no longer
popular – but it is probably coming back
because of social distancing issues. Will these
drive-in movies be captioned? This issue was
not mentioned in these recent newspaper
stories. Are we seeing a new wave of ADA
lawsuits regarding no drive-in movie captions?

 

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DeafDigest – 29 June 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 29, 2020

— still always a hot issue, deaf actor or fake-deaf actor

DeafDigest editor had a long and interesting series of
discussions with a deaf person who has been long involved
with the entertainment field. Pros and cons, advantages
and disadvantages were discussed. The bottom line, he
said was this:

the real world of casting because acting is a cut-throat business

He is correct.

 

— first deaf president of a hearing college

DeafDigest mentioned over the weekend that Guilford College’s
president Jane K. Fernandes, who is deaf, will be stepping
down from her current position in 2021. She is not the first
deaf president of a hearing college. That honor goes to
Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard who founded, and served as
president of Columbia University. He served for 25 years.
The Barnard College, part of the Columbia University complex,
is named after him.

 

— White House announcement not good for the deaf

The White House announced the overhauling of the
Federal Government employment system; priority is to
hire the experienced, as opposed to giving opportunities
to young graduates with college degrees. This may be
scary. For years Schedule A Federal hiring rules was the
option for young deaf people seeking federal employment.
Many deaf people achieved good and long careers in federal
government. Will this continue or not? We shall see how
these new regulations will be written into the revised
government hiring procedures.

 

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DeafDigest – 28 June 2020

DeafDigest Gold – June 28, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
A group of hearing people in Big Spring,
Texas, created a mural as a way of honoring
the Southwest Collegiate Institute Deaf.
These hearing people, however, had no real
connection, one way or other to the deaf or
of the collegiate program!
……….
No two state commissions for the deaf and hard of
hearing operate the same. This being said, the
chairperson of the New Hampshire Commission on
Deafness and Hearing Loss said that they solicit
donations from businesses, getting help each from
non-profit agencies and also from volunteers.
……….
The Deaf Centers of Nevada has been forced to
deal with shortage of face masks to distribute
to its deaf clients.
……..
Disney has issued a casting call for deaf actors
to play a deaf Hawkeye role.
……….
Today’s ADA is by far much more complex and more
complicated than the original ADA. An example
is Section 12102 buried inside today’s ADA regs
that tries to define exactly what is a disability.
Splitting hairs, is what ADA specialists are saying
these days.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
LOUD TIMERS IN KITCHEN
In restaurant kitchens, hearing chefs use loud
clock timers to tell them that dishes on the stove
and oven are ready to be taken out and served.
When these restaurants hire deaf chefs, there
are no big, visible, alerting timers to tell
them the food is finished with cooking.
Why?
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
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10,000 STEPS RULE ON I-PHONE
iPhone has an app that helps count
10,000 steps per day for users that want to
exercise and keep their weight down.
It may be funny! A deaf person was
communicating in ASL all morning with
her family and then went out for her walk.
She looked at the walk-counter and it
already showed over 10,000 steps and she
wasn’t even walking, except in her house.
It was realized that the iPhone confused
ASL movement of hands with walking on the
streets!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Matching colors is getting more difficult for me.
I have a hard time trying to match my clothes of different colors.
If I don’t get assistance that day, I’ll probably hide in the office!
Or should I empty the closet and replace with all same color shirts and
pants?
That is gonna be a boring life.
That is why I have my wife decorate me!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 28 June 2020

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This just in –
Jane K. Fernandes, who is deaf, will be stepping down
in 2021 as president of Guilford College (NC) and move
to a faculty position. In 2006, The Gallaudet board of
trustees chose her to become the next president. The
choice was so unpopular on the campus, that it led to
the second student revolt that forced the board to
rescind her appointment and instead, appoint Bob
Davila as the replacement president.
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Top stories about the deaf:
Saraswathi Narayanaswamy, not deaf, departed us.
As a mother of a deaf child in Chennai, India,
she established the Balavidyalaya School for Deaf
years back in the late sixties.
……….
Iowa legislators are working on a bill that would
eliminate the wording ‘hearing impaired’ from
the state law books, replacing it with deaf.
………
California has exempted deaf employees from having to
wear face masks at their place of employment.
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Starbucks will be opening its first deaf cafe
in Japan.
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iOS 14, the latest iPhone operating system,
will come up with a list of alerts to tell
deaf users of sounds and noises behind their
backs.
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TALE OF TWO BIG HOTEL CHAINS
DeafDigest editor and wife traveled to New York
and Massachusetts and stayed at hotels under a big
national chain.
The hotel in Massachusetts showed no captions on
TV sets in the lobby. The hotel in New York showed
captions on all TV sets in the lobby.
Does Massachusetts hotel general manager have
bad attitude or is lazy to turn on captions?
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Lip reading tale
A sister in law is having a new home built. There was
white plastic on the lot.
Her deaf sister-in-law asked what was the plastic for.
The deaf woman thought her hearing sister in law said:
It is fiber barrier
The hearing sister in law actually said:
It is vapor barrier
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
WHY DEAF AVOID DEAF?
Why do many deaf people avoid the deaf?
Hard to say because if you ask them they won’t
admit they avoid the deaf.
Possible reasons – refuse to learn ASL; belief
they are better than deaf; parents told them to
avoid deaf; they hear better because of CI or
hearing aid and can chat with hearing; ashamed
of deafness, etc.
Good or bad?
Hard to say.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we are reading through captioning errors, we should be aware that
sometimes the ending of the word is missing or that an additional ending
might be added. These may be the easiest errors to read through. Many
times these are simply a matter of plurals being incorrect.
Here are some samples of this type of error:
“All of the others things were done.”
“The store were open after 9:00 p.m.”
“The order were processed.”
“The bids is submitted.”
These should read as follows:
“All of the other things were done.”
“The stores were open after 9:00 p.m.”
“The orders were processed.”
“The bid is submitted.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Every time there is a G20 conference, there are always
protests, and always with heavy police presence.
Well, at the current G20 conference in Toronto, one
the arrested protesters was a deaf man!
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Margaret Jean Cordano that
departed us. After graduating from Gallaudet she made
hospital administration her career, rising through the
ranks from medical technologist then chief medical technologist
and then as administrative director of the clinical laboratory.
She was the mother of two successful deaf daughters
Mary S. Dall and Bobbi Cordano. Her late husband was
the well known Waldo Cordano, a coaching legend at Wisconsin
School for the Deaf.
note:
Yes, it is the same Bobbi Cordano that serves as
president of Gallaudet University.
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DeafDigest – 28 June 2020

10,000 STEPS RULE ON I-PHONE
iPhone has an app that helps count
10,000 steps per day for users that want to
exercise and keep their weight down.
It may be funny! A deaf person was
communicating in ASL all morning with
her family and then went out for her walk.
She looked at the walk-counter and it
already showed over 10,000 steps and she
wasn’t even walking, except in her house.
It was realized that the iPhone confused
ASL movement of hands with walking on the
streets!

DeafDigest – 28 June 2020

LOUD TIMERS IN KITCHEN
In restaurant kitchens, hearing chefs use loud
clock timers to tell them that dishes on the stove
and oven are ready to be taken out and served.
When these restaurants hire deaf chefs, there
are no big, visible, alerting timers to tell
the the food is finished with cooking.
Why?

DeafDigest – 27 June 2020

WHY DEAF AVOID DEAF?
Why do many deaf people avoid the deaf? Hard
to say because if you ask them they won’t admit
they avoid the deaf.
Possible reasons – refuse to learn ASL;
belief they are better than deaf; parents told
them to avoid deaf; they hear better because
of CI or hearing aid and can chat with hearing;
ashamed of deafness, etc.
Good or bad? Hard to say.

DeafDigest – 27 June 2020

TALE OF TWO BIG HOTEL CHAINS
DeafDigest editor and wife traveled to New York
and Massachusetts and stayed at hotels under a big
national chain.
The hotel in Massachusetts showed no captions on
TV sets in the lobby. The hotel in New York showed
captions on all TV sets in the lobby.
Does Massachusetts hotel general manager have
bad attitude or is lazy to turn on captions?

DeafDigest – 26 June 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 26, 2020

— deaf in deaf roles or deaf in hearing roles

A deaf actress said in an interview that she
prefers to play hearing roles than to play
deaf roles, hoping it will be a trend.
This is a risk – more deaf roles for
deaf actors than hearing roles for
deaf actors!

 

Just announced is another Starbucks Deaf Cafe,
this time in Japan. It will be Starbucks’
5th Deaf Cafe. The first four are located
in Malaysia (two of them), China and
Washington, DC. More Deaf Cafes coming
up? There are none in New York, Rochester,
Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin and Fremont,
these high deaf-population areas.

 

— a past Deaf Hobby

A past Deaf Hobby was filling out newspaper
crossword puzzles. This hobby was popular among
some linotype operators who were deaf. They
would read (and type) all day at work, and
so filling out these crossword puzzles at
home was second nature to them. Not any
more these days.

 

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DeafDigest – 25 June 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 25, 2020

— captions/subtitles; different nations, different rules

A worldwide distributor of films said that captioning
or subtitling their movies require obeying each
nation’s rules and regulations, all of which
differ from each other! And another issue is the
choice of language to caption or to subtitle!
A big hassle? Yes.

 

— change in Oscar nominations not helping the deaf

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said
it is establishing rules to encourage diversity
among nominees. What about deaf actors? These
new rules made no mention of these deaf actors
that deserve nomination. Very disappointing.

 

— the face mask and the deaf physician

Though exact count is difficult, it has been
estimated we have about 100-125 deaf physicians
in USA. Do they have problems dealing with
face masks? Yes. This was a big issue raised
by a deaf physician in a newspaper story.

 

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DeafDigest – 24 June 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 24, 2020

— interpreter walks away from prime minister’s speech

Hard to believe? Believe it or not? There was a newspaper
story in Great Britain that during prime minister Boris
Johnson’s speech, the interpreter just stopped interpreting
near the end and walked off the stage! The video of the
“walk away” was posted on the newpaper site but was
taken down. Did the interpreter actually walk away?
Or was it a hoax story? Good question!

 

— ADA-chasing attorney may be suspended

There was a newspaper story in Florida that a hearing
attorney worked with a deaf client to file many, many
ADA lawsuits. The Florida Bar has asked the state
high court to suspend that attorney and to levy
him with heavy fines. He worked with a deaf client
on many ADA lawsuits, splitting the victory money
between both of them. A example was filing lawsuits
against gas stations for not providing captions on
gas pumps!

 

— no notes, no interpreters, no texts

A designer, with an engineering company, said that
the only way to communicate with his hearing boss
and hearing designers was to draw designs on
a drawing pad. This method completely replaced
these options (notes, interpreters, texts)!

 

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DeafDigest – 23 June 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 23, 2020

— NAD deals with racism issues

Melissa S. Draganac-Hawk, the NAD president,
said in her  recent video that systemic racism must
be eliminated, while at the same time
affirming the association’s support for
National Black Deaf Advocates. This is an
important step for the Deaf Community.

 

— some hearing people struggle with simple gestures

A professor of ASL said that there may be common
gestures from the deaf that hearing people should
understand. They should, but there are always
some hearing people that just understand no
gestures at all! This is sad.

 

— bus drivers do not wear face masks

In one huge city, bus drivers do not wear
face masks. This is a public service for
deaf passengers that need to do lip reading.
This huge city is London. It is true, however,
that not every deaf person is an expert
lip reader.

 

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DeafDigest – 22 June 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 22, 2020

— a shocking thing about a social networking provider

Twitter created an audio announcements of its tweets
as a way to help the hearing, but without helping
the deaf. What was the most shocking thing about it?
That when the deaf complained that these audio tweets
were not helping them, Twitter admitted the company
has no team of engineers working on disability
issues! All that in the day of these ADA lawsuits
everywhere.

 

— a favorite Hollywood tale

Hollywood has many great tales, but the favorite
one, that comes up from time to time, was the
hiring of ASL-speaking deaf man. His job was
important – to act as the go-between with his
boss and the outside world – media, agents,
directors, producers, etc. The boss was
comedian Bill Murray, because of his personal
issues, did not want to be bothered by
outsiders, and felt a deaf man would be the
perfect choice. This arrangement only lasted
two weeks – because Murray was frustrated
in not being able to communicate in ASL
with the deaf person! Crazy world, Hollywood?
Yes.

 

— dangers of two people with the same name

During the sixties and seventies, there
were two deaf leaders both sharing the
same name – Gordon Allen. One was from
Texas and the other from Minnesota.
And the 1949 Gallaudet football team had
two quarterbacks with the same name –
Marvin Tuttle. One was from Iowa and the
other from North Carolina. And now
this – Mohammad Irfan, a deaf cricket
player from Pakistan passed away. There
were so much confusion among hearing fans
because there was a hearing cricket star
with the same name who was very much alive!

 

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DeafDigest – 21 June 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
A deaf prisoner said, in an interview, that
prison officials know nothing on the needs
of the deaf but they learn from the long-time
deaf prisoners.
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A statement in a newspaper said captioning is
a necessity for the hearing (but hinted that
it is a luxury for the deaf). This statement
is puzzling.
……….
The Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging &
Independent Living and the state Police has
come up with a visor communications card
to help the deaf and the police communicate
with each other on traffic stops.
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What is required to become an interpreter?
An interpreting agency administrator listed
these requirements – be fluent in ASL, have
good English grammar, understand Deaf Culture,
Deaf Traditions and Deaf History. And most
important of all, get certified by passing
all these required exams.
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The Pandemic lockdown has come at the wrong
time for deaf actors of France. They said
they were seeing a possible breakthrough in
the casting of deaf actors  – but the Pandemic
Lockdown came – and it is back to Square One
for them!
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A SAD DEAF PRISON STORY
In a midwest city, a deaf ooach of a
deaf basketball club could not find enough
players to have a team. He gave up.
Reason? Few of his best players were
in prison!
Very sad.
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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!
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OUR DEAF DOCTORS
    We have a few deaf doctors in USA. Sometimes they
meet together at conventions and at workshops.
    When they meet together, what are the two things
they often discuss?
    The stethoscope and the surgical mask. There are
electronic stethoscopes that may help the deaf doctor
listen to heart beats. And there are see-through
surgical masks that allow them to read lips.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Video Relay Services and the DeafBlind
For people who have Usher Syndrome, many have experienced
difficulty using VRS.
There was a so-called DeafBlind VRS but it was are closed
or have been unsuccessful.
Now, back to trying my default VRS provider is getting difficult.
I made a phone call to make an appointment, but to my dismay
the video interpreters were not wearing dark clothing!
I had to request to switch to another video interpreter, again
had to switch to a third video interpreter!
You know simple solution, wear dark shirt, crewneck, 3/4 length
sleeves.
Is that too hard to ask??
I spent more time switching interpreters than making my appointment!
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 – 21 June 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
How many certified interpreters in South
Africa? Just 11 according to a national
licensing agency!
……….
A police officer was asked what should he do
when he encounters a deaf person during a
traffic stop. He said he would use the
communications card to point at drawings
with the deaf person. Interestingly enough,
the card lacks a drawing of “interpreter
requested.”
………
Xbox Research has been asking deaf volunteers
to help advice on how to best use this
popular device.
……..
An interpreter made this interesting comment:
Sometimes hearing people think deaf people
are too excitable, not realizing they are
using sign language to express themselves!
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There will be a ASL Webinar in Texas next
week. Topic?
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Meaning pros and cons of each.
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TV COMMERCIAL NOT DEAF FRIENDLY
There was a TV commercial about a push-button
neck tag for senior citizens.
A senior citizen falls down; no one helps him. He
presses the button and shouts for help. The national
headquarters sends emergency technicians to the home
of that senior citizen.
The TV commercial does not say if deaf senior citizens
can use that push-button neck tag?
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A hearing financial planner was advising his
deaf client.
The deaf client thought the financial planner said:
you have over billion dollars in assets
The financial planner actually said:
You have over million dollars in assets
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DEAF AWARENESS WORKSHOPS FOR POLICE OFFICERS
More communities have deaf awareness workshops
for police officers.
This is great – except for one thing. A police
officer may remember the workshop lessons on how
to deal with the deaf person.
But he may not see a deaf person for about 10
years. Suddenly he arrests a deaf person. Will he
remember his deaf awareness lessons from 10
years ago?
DeafDigest editor does not think so. It is
scary.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we continue speaking about realtime captioning errors and attempting to
read through them, a common stacking mistake is to sometimes see the
phrase “to go” or “to do” when in reality the “go” and “do” should be the
suffixes “ing” and “ed” for the previous word in steno. Some software
programs can now fix these mistakes, but you still will sometimes see
theses errors.
Some examples of this would be:
“I gave the account to go the head of the department.” “We played accord
to go the rules.” “It is estimate to do be five years.” “More people want
to do read the book.”
These should read:
“I gave the accounting to the head of the department.” “We played
according to the rules.” “It is estimated to be five years.” “More people
wanted to read the book.”
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Who will replace the retiring Nancy Bloch at NAD? It will
be either of the following:
– Shane H. Feldman, currently Chief Operating Officer of NAD
– Charity Reedy Hines, Director of Admissions at Gallaudet University
– Howard Rosenblum, Senior Attorney at Equip for Equality
– Darlene Goncz Zangara, CSD Senior Vice President for National
Centers of Excellence (Human Services).
May the best candidate win!
note:
Howard Rosenblum won the top position and continues
to this day.
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DEAF AWARENESS WORKSHOPS FOR POLICE OFFICERS
More communities have deaf awareness workshops
for police officers.
This is great – except for one thing. A police
officer may remember the workshop lessons on how
to deal with the deaf person.
But he may not see a deaf person for about 10
years. Suddenly he arrests a deaf person. Will he
remember his deaf awareness lessons from 10
years ago?
DeafDigest editor does not think so. It is
scary.

DeafDigest – 20 June 2020

TV COMMERCIAL NOT DEAF FRIENDLY
There was a TV commercial about a push-button
neck tag for senior citizens.
A senior citizen falls down; no one helps him. He
presses the button and shouts for help. The national
headquarters sends emergency technicians to the home
of that senior citizen.
TV commercial does not say if deaf senior citizens
can use that push-button neck tag?

DeafDigest – 19 June 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 19, 2020

— never on a Big Screen movie

There was a discussion among those that follow the
Marvel Cinematic Universe episodes and characters,
especially the deaf hero Echo aka May Lopez. It
was pointed out that the Echo character was
never shown on the Big Screen (meaning these
big movie theaters)! Do keep in mind that
Love Is Never Silent, starring Marlee Matlin,
was a Big Screen movie. But it was shown in
1985, which is 35 years ago.

 

— working so hard but so unpaid

It is assumed that interpreters that work the
press conferences that are shown on TV news
are paid for their work. It has come as quite
a big surprise that in one city, the
interpreters doing these press conferences are
unpaid! It is love of labor for them. Should
they be paid? Definitely, yes.

 

— good or bad judgement

A letter to the editor was titled –

Police don’t always have good judgment.

DeafDigest editor has always said that
despite many hours of training and
workshops and seminars on how to deal
with the deaf, some police officers
forget quickly what they were supposed
to learn. And if their workshop took
place 10-15 years ago, are they expected
to remember it all when they stop their
first deaf driver during traffic stops?

 

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— teaching the deaf these complicated factory skills

A deaf person was hired to work in a factory, but
had to learn these complicated skills as a heavy
machinery mechanic. The instructor never worked
with the deaf in the past, and while he used
notes and white boards to explain to the deaf
what to do, he had something that many hearing
instructors lack – unlimited patience. In due
time, the deaf person learned fast and became
a master mechanic! Why not an interpreter?
Very difficult for an interpreter to work
in tight working spaces.

 

— ouch, says Fedex

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
fined FedEx Ground Package System $3,300,000
for discriminating against deaf employees.
This is a big, big fine because normally
EEOC would fine wrong-doing companies
about $50,000 to $100,000. So for Fedex,
to be fined $3.3 million is a big ouch.
Hopefully Fedex has learned its lesson
and give deaf employees opportunities
for advancement in the company.

 

— from voice-less to voice

Tweets were just text-only. Not any more,
it will include voice, for the benefit
of the hearing. This change does not
impact on deaf users, just something
to be aware of.

 

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— voice-activated supermarket shopping

There was an announcement that Carrefour,
a supermarket chain in France, would be
introducing a voice-activated shopping
device real soon. What about the deaf?
This issue wasn’t discussed in the press release,
as France does not have ADA!

 

— a mountain town sees deaf population grow

A hearing person that lives in Big Bear Lake,
a mountain town in California, said that
about 20 years ago only five deaf people
lived in the area. And that nowadays it
has grown to about 40 people. Interestingly
enough the hearing Big Bear Lake population
has dropped by 400 people between 2000 and
2010 census counts!

 

— closed captions: Microsoft Teams vs Google

There was a newspaper report, comparing the
Microsoft Teams captions with the Google
captions. Which captions are better? We
can ask the same question – which soft
drink is better – Coca Cola or Pepsi?
In other words, sort of equal quality
captions!

 

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— The lucky Deaf West

The Deaf West Theatre operates on a $300,000
per year budget. The Pandemic forced cancellation
of their plays this year, forcing the management
to refund in full the tickets the patrons bought in
advance. Much to the management’s surprise
approximately 35 percent of these patrons donated
the refunds to the Deaf West treasury!

 

— simple advice from a job coach

A job coach that helps the deaf adjust to their
new jobs gave this advice for hearing employers –
just use simple English in their job training
manuals. Just avoid shop lingo in the manuals.

 

— CSL may have helped development of hearing language

A topic that fascinates linguists is the development
of human spoken (and written) language – way back
in these Cave Men days. It was suggested that CSL
may have helped speed up the development of the world’s
many, many languages. CSD? It is Cavemen Sign Language.

 

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— deaf connection in The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory was a TV series that lasted
12 seasons. One of the leading characters was
aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz. His “deaf”
connection was his knowledge of ASL. Did he show
his use of ASL in one of these plots? Do not know.

 

— not the same thing

Are face masks the same thing as surgical
masks? No, said people in the medical community.

 

— deaf organizations leave White House live streaming project

Fed up with indifference by the White House on the
interpreting needs of the deaf during press coverages,
the RID and a group of cooperating deaf organizations
have given up on this project. This may mean White House
would go alone with these unsolved interpreting issues.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:
The hearing actor in EastEnders who “became”
deaf in the role said it was not easy to
pretend to be deaf, and that it also was
the most difficult role he had to play.
……….
Hearing people whose knowledge or understanding
of ASL are forever fascinated by interpreter’s
signs. This was the focus of a newspaper story.
……….
Antigua is pretty much behind the other nations
when it comes to providing a range of services
for the deaf, said a leader of the deaf
association.
……..
There is a movement by the deaf of Slovenia
to make their sign language an officially
recognized language by the government.
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WONDERING WHY
DeafDigest editor is always wondering why
people are careless about their hearing aids
and CI.
They often misplace or lose them,
and cannot afford new hearing aid or new
CI.
Same thing with deaf babies with CI.
These people are careful with their laptops
and iPads but not careful with their
hearing aids and CI.
Always a mystery!
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WANDERING HEARING CHILD
One morning a deaf person was driving to
work, and on the sidewalk he saw a hearing
child, maybe 2 or 3 years old, wandering.
Obviously he opened the door of his
apartment and got out while his parents
were sleeping.
The deaf person got out of the car and
grabbed the child and started to look for
police. The cop was nearby, and the deaf
person wrote on the notepad that he saw the
child wandering around.
The cop was puzzled about it. This
situation was scary. What if the cop
thought the deaf person was doing some
funny business.
Fortunately the cop took care of the
child and the deaf person left the
scene to go to work.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Social distancing is hard on us who are DeafBlind.
We rely on tactile ASL which requires touching.
I spend a lot of time on computer to socialize.
I miss having person to person conversations.
There are safety procedures that would allow us to use tactile ASL.  Most
people are so afraid and want to protect themselves.
DeafBlind freedom of communication is going to be a long wait.
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 new Netflix series is “Never Have I Ever” and
one of the leading actors is Dino Petrera. He
is deaf.
……….
Ravi Vasavan, who is deaf, is a high ranking designer
with Koto, an Australian-based company that helps
place young people in jobs in the hospitality
field. He was interviewed in a newspaper story.
………
It is not just only the deaf that hate
face masks. In a newspaper story, it said
that hearing people also (equally) hate
the masks.
……..
A Bakersfield, CA TV reporter Tabatha Mills,
not deaf, was honored with an Emmy for her
story on a local deaf owner of a business
that wants to give jobs to the deaf.
……..
A new book is out; it is titled:
Learning To Be Deaf Without Losing Your Hearing
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ANTI-DEAF POLICE OFFICERS FIRED
    There was a crime committed against a group of
deaf people. The police came to investigate
the crime, and did not arrest the hearing
criminals.
    The top court was not too happy about it and
fired these police officers.
    It took place in Pakistan!
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Lip reading tale
On the dining table, the deaf person thought
hearing person said:
I like Spanish
The hearing person actually said:
I like spinach
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DEAF UNEASY WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE
    You are deaf and you go to the same barber,
the same Starbucks, the same bank for a long
time.
    These people know you and respect you as a
customer, no matter that you are deaf.
    But if you go to a different barber, a
different Starbucks and a different bank,
then you feel little nervous.
    These people do not know you and may not
know what to do with you because of your
deafness. This is why you are nervous.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
One of our topics has been strategies and tips to help people read through
realtime captioning errors.
If words don’t make sense in context, one of the most important things you
can do to help to understand the captioning is to see if phonetically you
can make the sentence make sense. Words may not be in the captioner’s
computer dictionary, and so the computer may just be translating it the
way it sounds.
Here are some examples:
“The child had an allergic reaction to a moss key toe bite.”
“He put the trophy on the man tell.”
“They are feeding starving children in Sue Dan.”
The key words in those sentences would be “mosquito,” “mantel,” and
“Sudan.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Famous comedian Joan Rivers made a joke about Helen Keller.
The audience roared with laughter; one person did not laugh.
He shouted at her saying that it was not funny because his
son was deaf.
In the world of comedy, one person’s joke is another
person’s insult.
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A new Netflix series is “Never Have I Ever” and
one of the leading actors is Dino Petrera. He
is deaf.
……….
Ravi Vasavan, who is deaf, is a high ranking designer
with Koto, an Australian-based company that helps
place young people in jobs in the hospitality
field. He was interviewed in a newspaper story.
………
It is not just only the deaf that hate
face masks. In a newspaper story, it said
that hearing people also (equally) hate
the masks.
……..
A Bakersfield, CA TV reporter Tabatha Mills,
not deaf, was honored with an Emmy for her
story on a local deaf owner of a business
that wants to give jobs to the deaf.
……..
A new book is out; it is titled:
Learning To Be Deaf Without Losing Your Hearing
Is it funny or not funny?
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Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no monthly fees or
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ANTI-DEAF POLICE OFFICERS FIRED
    There was a crime committed against a group of
deaf people. The police came to investigate
the crime, and did not arrest the hearing
criminals.
    The top court was not too happy about it and
fired these police officers.
    It took place in Pakistan!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Lip reading tale
On the dining table, the deaf person thought
hearing person said:
I like Spanish
The hearing person actually said:
I like spinach
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF UNEASY WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE
    You are deaf and you go to the same barber,
the same Starbucks, the same bank for a long
time.
    These people know you and respect you as a
customer, no matter that you are deaf.
    But if you go to a different barber, a
different Starbucks and a different bank,
then you feel little nervous.
    These people do not know you and may not
know what to do with you because of your
deafness. This is why you are nervous.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
One of our topics has been strategies and tips to help people read through
realtime captioning errors.
If words don’t make sense in context, one of the most important things you
can do to help to understand the captioning is to see if phonetically you
can make the sentence make sense. Words may not be in the captioner’s
computer dictionary, and so the computer may just be translating it the
way it sounds.
Here are some examples:
“The child had an allergic reaction to a moss key toe bite.”
“He put the trophy on the man tell.”
“They are feeding starving children in Sue Dan.”
The key words in those sentences would be “mosquito,” “mantel,” and
“Sudan.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Famous comedian Joan Rivers made a joke about Helen Keller.
The audience roared with laughter; one person did not laugh.
He shouted at her saying that it was not funny because his
son was deaf.
In the world of comedy, one person’s joke is another
person’s insult.
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Are deaf people too expensive for the
government to support them with disability
checks? This is the issue being brought up by
the deaf in Great Britain.
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A new Netflix series is “Never Have I Ever” and
one of the leading actors is Dino Petrera. He
is deaf.
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Ravi Vasavan, who is deaf, is a high ranking designer
with Koto, an Australian-based company that helps
place young people in jobs in the hospitality
field. He was interviewed in a newspaper story.
………
It is not just only the deaf that hate
face masks. In a newspaper story, it said
that hearing people also (equally) hate
the masks.
……..
A Bakersfield, CA TV reporter Tabatha Mills,
not deaf, was honored with an Emmy for her
story on a local deaf owner of a business
that wants to give jobs to the deaf.
……..
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ANTI-DEAF POLICE OFFICERS FIRED
    There was a crime committed against a group of
deaf people. The police came to investigate
the crime, and did not arrest the hearing
criminals.
    The top court was not too happy about it and
fired these police officers.
    It took place in Pakistan!
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On the dining table, the deaf person thought
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I like Spanish
The hearing person actually said:
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DEAF UNEASY WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE
    You are deaf and you go to the same barber,
the same Starbucks, the same bank for a long
time.
    These people know you and respect you as a
customer, no matter that you are deaf.
    But if you go to a different barber, a
different Starbucks and a different bank,
then you feel little nervous.
    These people do not know you and may not
know what to do with you because of your
deafness. This is why you are nervous.
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One of our topics has been strategies and tips to help people read through
realtime captioning errors.
If words don’t make sense in context, one of the most important things you
can do to help to understand the captioning is to see if phonetically you
can make the sentence make sense. Words may not be in the captioner’s
computer dictionary, and so the computer may just be translating it the
way it sounds.
Here are some examples:
“The child had an allergic reaction to a moss key toe bite.”
“He put the trophy on the man tell.”
“They are feeding starving children in Sue Dan.”
The key words in those sentences would be “mosquito,” “mantel,” and
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The audience roared with laughter; one person did not laugh.
He shouted at her saying that it was not funny because his
son was deaf.
In the world of comedy, one person’s joke is another
person’s insult.
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WANDERING HEARING CHILD

One morning a deaf person was driving to
work, and on the sidewalk he saw a hearing
child, maybe 2 or 3 years old, wandering.
Obviously he opened the door of his
apartment and got out while his parents
were sleeping.
The deaf person got out of the car and
grabbed the child and started to look for
police. The cop was nearby, and the deaf
person wrote on the notepad that he saw the
child wandering around.
The cop was puzzled about it. This
situation was scary. What if the cop
thought the deaf person was doing some
funny business.
Fortunately the cop took care of the
child and the deaf person left the
scene to go to work.

DeafDigest – 14 June 2020

WONDERING WHY
DeafDigest editor is always wondering why
people are careless about their hearing aids
and CI. They often misplace or lose them,
and cannot afford new hearing aid or new
CI.
Same thing with deaf babies with CI.
These people are careful with their laptops
and iPads but not careful with their
hearing aids and CI.
Always a mystery!

DeafDigest – 12 June 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 12, 2020

— the mask is a risk for one reason

People who wear behind-the-ear hearing aids
are taking a risk while wearing the mask!
When they take off the mask, the strings may
snag the hearing aid and pull it out. By the
time the user is aware the hearing aid is
missing, it may be too late to locate it
on the grounds.

 

— doctors that often disagree

Doctors often disagree. This is the reason why
many patients (both deaf and hearing) seek
second, and even third opinions. One doctor
may suggest cochlear implant while another
doctor may suggest hearing aid. Which doctor
is correct? Only the deaf patient will know
what is the best answer after researching
both sides.

 

— A state agrees and then breaks the agreement

Two years ago the Illinois Department of Corrections
reached agreement regarding deaf prisoners that
needed a 2nd hearing test if the first test failed
them. Yet, this agreement was not honored, forcing a
federal judge to punish the correction group once
more again. Very disappointing for the state to
mistreat the deaf prisoners.

 

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— some speakers just don’t want interpreters next to them

In a newspaper “Letter to the Editor” section, a deaf
advocate said that some speakers just do not want
interpreters standing next to them. Nothing to do
with Covid-19 but wanting the glory and the attention
for themselves!

 

— reason for admitting hearing to a deaf school

The Houston’s Center for Hearing and Speech
operates a pre-school program for the deaf.
They are now accepting hearing pre-school
children. Reason? To teach classmates how
to mingle with each other in all settings.

 

— to untranslate me

To translate means to convert from first language
to second language. To untranslate means not having
one language translated to another language.
There is a deaf off-Broadway play titled “Please
Untranslate Me” which consists of an all deaf-cast.
Does it mean that hearing people say something
to the deaf that is not interpreted – or – deaf
say something to the hearing that is again, not
interpreted? Do not know. Must watch the play
to see what it is all about.

 

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DeafDigest – 10 June 2020

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— the hearing aid and the deaf

There was a report by one university research
team that 20 percent of people that have hearing
aids do not use this device. Does this include
deaf people that function as hearing? Or is
it mostly profoundly deaf people that do not
use hearing aids? Do not know.

 

— the deaf protester and the interpreter

Many deaf people have participated in the
national Black Lives Matter protests. For
them, there is a danger that many hearing
protesters (and even the police) are not
aware of. Interpreters accompany these
deaf protesters and the risk is that
in the mass crowding confusion, interpeters
get lost. This leaves the deaf protesters
at risk and jeopardy!

 

— Almost a Deaf Cigarette

Years ago, cigarettes were popular as smoking
was socially acceptable. Not any more, but
there is a tale associated with deaf chemist
Sterling White that just departed us. He
was a senior research chemist with the RJ Reynolds
Tobacco Company. He developed a new cigarette
prototype that tasted like a bubble gum. This
experiment failed because the “bubble gum”
cigarette would get spoiled fast sitting on the
store shelves!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 09 June 2020

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— Mayor appoints a deaf person

Rachel Arfa, a deaf attorney, has been appointed
by Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot as commissioner of
the Office For People With Disabilities. She
currently serves as president of the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing Bar Association.

 

— a strange lawsuit involving the deaf

A crime took place in a warehouse. The night watchman
was deaf and did not see the crime take place.
A lawsuit was filed, and it was learned that the
night watchman did not testify as to what happened
because of his deafness. The Supreme Court ordered
the investigation to be re-opened. It could only
take place, not in USA, but in India!

 

— another description for interpreters

A broker (verb) arranges deals or agreements between
two people. Someone said:

terps are language brokers

A strange, but interesting way of explaining what
interpreters do.

 

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DeafDigest – 08 June 2020

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— deaf man leads the Black Lives Matter march

Devin Grandberry, who is deaf, led the Black
Lives Matter march in North Platte (Nebraska),
a small city of 24,000 people. He said:

It’s a message many of us want to get across and
show the unity that can happen across the world,
not just in our community

 

— barber communications

A deaf female hairdresser communicates with
her hearing customers by showing pictures
of various hairstyles and asking them to
point to the one they want. Great, but
what about deaf barbers? The deaf barber
would point to sides and the back of the
head – and watch the customer respond –
with head nods or head shakes. The same
goes for beard – how should it be
trimmed. It works because he has been
doing that for years and customers keep
on coming to him.

 

— Washington state makes an exception for the deaf

The government of Washington has ordered all
employees to wear face masks effective today.
It has made an exception for deaf employees
becauce of invisible facial expressions and
invisible lips. Not sure why clear see-through
masks were not made part of the state ruling?

 

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DeafDigest – 07 June 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
An article in the Campus Safety Magazine said
that mass notifications do not always include
the deaf, but that it should.
……….
A virtual wine tasting will be taking place
in Ontario with proceeds going to the
DeafBlind Ontario Services.
……….
What causes sudden hearing loss, especially among
some hearing teenagers. Researchers said there are
possible causes – viral infection, immune system
dysfunction, blocked blood flow and inflammatory injury.
DeafDigest editor knows of a few Gallaudet students
that became suddenly late-deafened and forced to
change choice of colleges.
……..
Denish Komakech is deaf and delivers goods
from a store on his motorcycle in Uganda.
There was a lockdown (different from curfew).
Streets were empty but no one told him about it.
Fortunately a sympathetic police officer explained
about it and let him go without an incident.
This deaf man was not amused about it.
……….
Justin LeBlanc, who is deaf, will be offering
a course titled – Workshop in Fashion Studies:
The Accessible Mask Project at Columbia College,
This course teaches students to create their
own clear facemasks.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
STRANGE RESTAURANT MANAGER
A deaf person ate at a restaurant. When he
was finished he gave the waiter his credit card.
That credit card had a logo of his favorite
sports team.
The manager came over with that credit card.
He pointed to the credit card, but his lips were
locked.
The deaf person was puzzled. Was the manager
making fun of the sports team logo? Or was he
saying the credit card is no good? Or was he
saying something else?
The deaf person paid the bill but was puzzled
what the manager was trying to say?
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TIME CAPSULES ARE NOT FUNNY
    Many organizations bury their tin cans under the ground and
wait 25 or 50 or 100 years to dig it up. Stuffed inside the tin
cans are pictures, letters, medals, etc, etc.
    The NAD tried it once. The old National Fraternal Society of
the Deaf (NFSD) tried it once.
    The NAD could not remember where the tin can was buried
25 years before. The NFSD pulled out their tin can from the
ground – but pictures were ruined, all black and smelly.
    If a deaf organization wishes to bury its tin can, then
people must be very careful with it.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Pouring liquids is getting difficult for me to handle.
Trying to pour liquid into measuring spoons is hopeless these days!
Someone got me small measuring cups which I think are 1/4th cup size.
I have been using them often to measure liquids.
So I am now measuring by “estimate” with this tiny cup!
Now let’s see what I have to brew next!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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Top stories about the deaf:
An audiologist said that even if a person has
moderate deafness, the facemask makes voice
communications difficult, the same as it is
for the profoundly deaf.
……….
How many deaf farmers do we have? Don’t know but
at least in Ohio, there is a deaf family that
are farmers – Matt and Jessica Fry grow crops
and cattle in Bellville, Ohio.
………
The change of educational leaders is taking
place in Louisiana. Ernest Garrett III, who
served as director of Louisiana School for the Deaf,
has moved up to superintendent of the state’s Special
School District (which covers the deaf school and
two other special needs programs on the same
campus). Replacing Garrett as the deaf school
director is Heather Laine.
………
Supreme Court Of India Has No Sign Language Interpreters!
This is what newspapers in India is screaming.
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A deaf person wrote in a newspaper story
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DEAF DISCRIMINATING AGAINST DEAF
    Deaf people discriminate against other deaf people?
We are not talking about ASL, oral, hard of hearing
that fight each other.
    We are talking about almost-hearing people that
discriminate against the deaf. Almost-hearing? Yes,
many hearing people have hearing losses (age,
noise, etc).
    Instead of understanding the real
deaf, they discriminate against the deaf!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing brother was talking about Ancestry.com with
his deaf sister.
The deaf sister thought the brother said:
This is Uncle Lied
The hearing brother actually said:
This is Uncle Clyde
note:
while below is not a lipreading tale, do read anyway:
Hearing cousin thought deaf cousin said:
Aqua Show
The deaf cousin actually said (bad speech)
Uncle Joe
Aqua Show was a popular water musical show at
the old World’s Fair Pool stadium in New York
City way back in the 1950’s
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BROKEN CAPTIONING DEVICE
Some captioning devices break down during a movie
showing.
You complain to the theater manager. He is stuck
because he has no more captioning devices to loan
out to deaf patrons
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
In an earlier comment, I discussed what happened when there was a
technical glitch in the captioning known as a dropped frame. As I said,
what happens many times is that two characters are dropped from the
captioning. This is due to a problem in the transmission or reception and
not because the captioner made a mistake.
I just wanted to repeat that as an aid to people trying to read through
captioning errors. If you see a sentence that does not make sense, try
putting two letters in one of the words and see if you can make it make
sense.
As an example of this, while watching the captioning of “America the
Beautiful,” my husband saw “amber waves of gin.” The captioning had
coincidentally dropped the letters “r” and “a” when it should have been
“amber waves of grain.”
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the deaf-blind as two separate disabilities. Not
any more, because of pressure exerted by the
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saying that the state is not doing enough to serve
their needs.
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DeafDigest – 07 June 2020

A STRANGE RESTAURANT MANAGER
A deaf person ate at a restaurant. When he
was finished he gave the waiter his credit card.
That credit card had a logo of his favorite
sports team.
The manager came over with that credit card.
He pointed to the credit card, but his lips were
locked.
The deaf person was puzzled. Was the manager
making fun of the sports team logo? Or was he
saying the credit card is no good? Or was he
saying something else?
The deaf person paid the bill but was puzzled
what the manager was trying to say?

DeafDigest – 06 June 2020

BROKEN CAPTIONING DEVICE
Some captioning devices break down during a movie
showing.
You complain to the theater manager. He is stuck
because he has no more captioning devices to loan
out to deaf patrons

DeafDigest – 06 June 2020

DEAF DISCRIMINATING AGAINST DEAF
Deaf people discriminate against other deaf people?
We are not talking about ASL, oral, hard of hearing
that fight each other.
We are talking about almost-hearing people that
discriminate against the deaf. Almost-hearing? Yes,
many hearing people have hearing losses (age,
noise, etc). Instead of understanding the real
deaf, they discriminate against the deaf!

DeafDigest – 05 June 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 5, 2020

— sign language consultant with TV and movies

From time to time directors hire the deaf as
sign language consultants with TV, movies
and theater. Do consultants teach actors to
use sign language? Well, a sign language
consultant said she reads the script to
make sure deaf people understand it!

 

— deaf-friendly advice for shopkeepers

Many shops, stores and fast food places
are not deaf-friendly. Do these owners
get advice on getting their businesses
deaf-friendly? Do not know but there
was an advice written up in a newspaper
article to make businesses deaf-friendly.
Do these owners ask the deaf for advice?
Again, do not know!

 

— complaints about interpreting on TV

Deaf people are happy that TV news programs
are interpreted. Deaf people are also unhappy
that the signing is hard to read because of the
small box; that some interpreters wear face masks;
that interpreter are “cut” in half, only seeing
their face and hands. Also, interpreters placed
at end of stage instead of next to the speakers.

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 4, 2020

— suggestions for deaf during hurricane season

Summertime brings on hurricanes and destructive
weather. For the deaf, a local weather service
suggested getting a weather radio that has text
display and flashing alerts. Plus notepads and
pens to communicate with the hearing in case
no interpreters are around. And also get access
to VRS, emails, and text messages.

 

— an interpreter never got formal training

Tan Lee Bee is an interpreter. Her only family
connection to the deaf is a deaf younger sister.
They became close, and the interpreter learned
signs by observing her at her deaf school
classes and by her communications with her
classmates. At the age of 18 she became
a teacher of the deaf, despite no formal
college training. Later on she traveled
across USA, picking up sign language skills.
She is currently the interpreter at government
news conferences – in Malaysia!

 

— a machine, a joke or not a joke

We have read about sign language machines
(actually computers) and have said these
really do not work perfectly. And now this –
a lip reading machine. A joke? Microsoft
does not think so, and in fact has subcontracted
with a tech company to develop this such a
lip reading machine.

 

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 3, 2020

— interpreter suddenly stops signing for half-minute

Could an interpreter suddenly stop signing and then
fold arms for nearly a half-minute? It happened
when Canada prime minister Trudeau suddenly stopped
his speech for that long time. Deaf people watching
that speech may think the interpreter refused to
sign some words. This was not the case!

 

— no haircuts for a long time

People who regularly get haircuts do not like it
when they are forced to stay away from hair
salons and barber shops for a long time.
John Bellavia, a deaf barber in the Buffalo, NY
area, has been cutting hair for 50 years, but
his shop had to be closed up. Yesterday his
shop opened and many of his regular customers
were glad to see him again!

 

— the deaf and the curfew

Many people, including the deaf, would know
if their home town has a curfew late at night.
Unfortunately there was an incident when a
deaf man went out at night, unaware there was
a curfew. Police came over and detained him.
His interpreter came over and explained the
deafness issues to the police, and he was
released.

 

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DeafDigest – 02 June 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 2, 2020

— fuzzy TV sound and blurred TV subtitles

DeafDigest mentioned a couple of times that
Ben, the leading character in the British
sitcom EastEnders, has become deaf. And that
the EastEnders producers wanted to introduce
Deaf Culture to the hearing viewers. As a
result, the sitcom last night showed fuzzy
TV sound and blurred TV subtitles. Of course,
the British hearing viewers were not too
pleased about it!

 

— walking through the riots with the shirt written deaf

A deaf resident of Washington, DC, making it a
point during the riots last night, had his white
shirt written “Deaf” on the front. Don’t know what
the hearing protesters had to say about this
unusual white shirt.

 

— our LSM signers

The deaf of Mexico use LSM, which means Mexican
Sign Language, properly titled as lengua de señas
mexicana. Our French friends up north in Quebec
use LSQ (Langue des signes québécoise or Langue des
signes du Québec).

 

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DeafDigest – 01 June 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 1, 2020

— Covid-19 affects world’s best hotel

Roberto Wirth, who is deaf, owns and operates
Hotel Hassler, located in the best part of
Rome, Italy. It is considered one of the
best hotels in the world. The 9/11 tragedy
affected his hotel business in 2001, but
he survived and the hotel thrived. And
now this, Covid-19, forcing his hotel
to close up. It is being reopened but
with just four rooms and one bar (not
in hotel but across the street). Before
making hotel business his career, Wirth
attended American School for the Deaf,
Gallaudet and NTID.

 

— hearing instructors that teach ASL

There is a debate on who should teach ASL,
hearing instructors or deaf instructors?
The important thing is – is the teacher
a good one? There are great ASL teachers
that are hearing; there are also great
ASL teachers that are deaf.

 

— healthcare advertising company partners with the deaf

A deaf owned software company in New York
has partnered up with FCB Health Network
Company. This company specializes in healthcare
advertising. Will this help lead to the hiring
of deaf models to do healthcare advertising on TV?

 

 

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