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DeafDigest – 31 August 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 31, 2020

— DeafDigest thinks Arizona is different from others

Almost all states have a commission for the deaf and
hard of hearing. Not all commissions operate the same.
Anyway Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of
Hearing seems to be different. This commission is
pushing for hearing employers to hire the deaf.
This is great! Other state commissions provide
services, but not jobs. This is probably the responsibility
of state vocational rehabilitation services as well
as with local social service agencies!

 

— Fortnite squabble with Apple affecting a deaf player

Fortnite, the world wide popular game, is having legal
squabbles with Apple. It has resulted in Apple shutting
down the game from its network. Fortnite has one
deaf pro player who is very popular – Soleil “Ewok”
Wheeler. Would her participation be restricted or
will it continue as always? Just stay tuned.

 

— world’s most famous deaf-owned business to reopen

Hotel Hassler Roma (Rome, Italy) is one of the world’s
best hotels. It also is the world’s most famous
deaf-owned business. Owner Roberto Wirth is
deaf (attended American School for the Deaf,
Gallaudet and NTID during his younger days).
Anyway, the hotel will reopen on September 1st.
While the restaurant was open, the hotel itself
was closed. He is grooming his hearing twin children
to take over the hotel one day in the future.
When this happens, it no longer will become a
deaf-owned hotel!

 

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DeafDigest – 30 August 2020

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No Damn Captions
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Top stories about the deaf:
The National Lottery of Wales has been funding
several deaf events and services for the deaf.
………..
Still rated as one of Jerry Seinfeld’s
top episodes was “The Lip Reader” which
featured Marlee Matlin as the deaf woman
who could lip read.
……….
AppTek said they are working on enhancing
the captioning of videoconferences,
……….
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech (Clarke)
has appointed Bruce Skyer as president and CEO.
What is his background in deafness or of the
deaf?
Zero.
……….
Sara Novic, an advocate on the rights and needs
of the deaf, said:
so many hearing people view deafness as a deficiency
rather than a separate linguistic context, worldview
and culture
She is correct.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A DEAF CHILD STREET SIGN
    There are many Deaf Child signs on streets everywhere in
USA.
    And it is an old story that the deaf child grows up,
becomes an adult and moves away from the old house.
    Yet – that sign still continues. Why wasn’t the sign
taken down?
    A Department of Transportation person in one big city
said:
The parent must tell us to remove the sign. If they don’t
tell us, the sign stays there!
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DEAF STAY IN ONE JOB OR JUMP FROM JOB TO JOB
Many deaf people find a job and stay with it for
many years. It is always a fear of not finding a new
job if he quits his long-time job.
Many hearing people jump from one job to job; they
are called job-hoppers or job-jumpers.
Who is right? Stay in one job and suffer from bad
bosses and bad employees or to quit and hope to find
another new job?
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Election day is not too far away!  During this pandemic time is worrisome.
Lots of headlines are discussing “Vote-by-Mail”
During the primary I voted by mail, it was not accessible for me.
A blind man in New Hampshire sued the Secretary of State for not having
accessible ballots.
I feel the same, why not send me an email for me to vote via computer then
print it and mail?
Anyway I assume I’ll be voting by mail just to be safe.
Are you Registered to vote?  If not, I strongly encourage you to do so!
Every vote counts!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 30 August 2020

DeafDigest Blue – August 30, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
The Deaf Rotary Club, of Rochester, NY, has been
selling these see-through masks. It is one of
the few Deaf Community service clubs in USA
(Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, etc). Washington, DC
had a Deaf Lions club years ago but it didn’t
last.
……….
Why do some deaf people prefer sign language
news over captioned news? Advocates said
these captions do not provide accurate
information whereas sign language would.
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A newspaper in India said that when India
and Pakistan split into separate nations
in 1947, there was a central recordkeeping
office that kept records of private
properties that were owned by families.
The story said the person in charge of
recordkeeping was deaf. His name was
not known.
……..
The White House cited inconvenience
as placing interpreter on the stage
as reason for refusing service for
the deaf.
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cancellation, what cancellation?
The Deaf Seniors of America 2021 Pittsburgh
conference is proceeding as planned.
Yes, things will change if the Pandemic
has not stopped next year.
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SOMETHING THAT DEAF PEOPLE HATE THE MOST
What is something that the deaf people hate
the most?
That hearing people stand behind their backs
(elevators, line at fast food restaurant,
movie ticket windows, etc). Hearing people
try to talk to the deaf person without realizing
they are deaf!
Deaf people hate it the most.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person and a deaf person were talking
about past movies and TV programs.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I liked watching stories about Sherlock Holmes
The hearing person actually said:
I liked watching stories about Sherlock Gnomes
note:
Sherlock Gnomes was a past animation, spoofing
the life of Sherlock Holmes
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A FAMOUS DEAF ARTIST FOR NOTHING!
A famous deaf artist is William Agnew. He is from
England and he died in 1914.
He became famous because of his paintings of Queen
Victoria using finger spelling to communicate with
a deaf woman.
Where are the paintings? No one can find these
paintings!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we practice reading through captioning errors, we should a look at a
method that many captioners use to indicate a correction in the
captioning.
Although there may be some discussion about the proper use of en dashes,
em dashes, and hyphens in written English, many realtime captioners use
the technique of a space, two hyphens, and another space to indicate a
change of thought by the speaker or a correction in the captioning.
This can mean that the speaker misspoke, or this can mean that the
captioner realized that he/she misheard something or misstroked something.
Then the captioner will rewrite the intended word or phrase.
Some examples of this would be:
As he walked in Europe, he earned — as he worked in Europe , he earned
more money.
It was on a year or two — it was only a year or two.
He went to get teas burg — Gettysburg.
In these cases, this is what was actually intended to be communicated:
As he worked in Europe, he earned more money.
It was only a year or two.
He went to Gettysburg.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Scary or not scary, these planned low cost CI operations
in China? According to Chinese medical entrepreneurs,
several Chinese firms may be contemplating discount-rate
CI operations at some point in the near future.
Scary? Yes, if we read the newspaper stories of shoddy
industrial workmanship in many factories in the nation.
note:
Do not know what has become of it because the updates
on CI these days come from Australia, not from China
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Starbucks has asked its coffee makers to be
sensitive to the needs of the deaf, especially
when they try to explain how they want their
coffees to be made.
note:
not a problem at deaf-run Starbucks stores,
located in several parts of the world.
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DeafDigest – 29 August 2020

SOMETHING THAT DEAF PEOPLE HATE THE MOST
What is something that the deaf people hate
the most?
That hearing people stand behind their backs
(elevators, line at fast food restaurant,
movie ticket windows, etc). Hearing people
try to talk to the deaf person without realizing
they are deaf!
Deaf people hate it the most.

DeafDigest – 28 August 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 28, 2020

— DC Fandome vs Comic-Con

In the world of comic books and action fantasy, there
are two rival organizations – DC Fandome and Comic-Con.
What is the difference between both organizations?
Just one thing – captions and subtitles! DC Fandome
captions everything. Comic-Con doesn’t.

 

— formal outside training or on-job training

Many employers won’t hire the deaf, saying they
lack formal outside training. They won’t give
the deaf on-job training, yet will give hearing
applicants on-job training!

 

— Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration doing nothing

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has not been
doing anything to support deaf truck drivers. The same
goes for other trucking organizations, state licensing
agencies and some medical groups – which all say that
the deaf cannot become truck drivers. The deaf are
able to drive trucks right now, but the rights may
be removed – and that is scary.

 

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DeafDigest – 27 August 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 27, 2020

— one of best jobs for quiet and shy hearing people

There was a list of 11 best jobs for these quiet
and shy hearing people. #8 on the list is
closed captioner. It stressed that they have to
go to school to learn how to type captions at
blazing speed on a non-typewriter keyboard.

 

— vibrating  and flashing radio alerts

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
is making available these low-cost radios for the
deaf. These radio alerts display emergency warning
messages – that will vibrate in beds and also turn
on strobe lights – ideal for the deaf households.

 

— college degree but uncomfortable working with hearing

There was a newspaper story about deaf man, getting a college
degree in computer systems, but was always uncomfortable
working with hearing people. They don’t involve him in
technical discussions and technical issues. He is
working in a different job where interaction with the
hearing is minimal.

 

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DeafDigest – 26 August 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 26, 2020

— police arrests an important person

A very important person among the deaf is the
interpreter. Andrew Tolman was interpreting for
the deaf during one of these riots in Portland.
And for reasons, no one knows why, he was pushed
to the ground by the police and then arrested.
The big irony was that the arresting police
officer did not know what to charge the
interpreter with. Despite the arrest, the
county District Attorney would not
prosecute people on these vague charges.

 

— the deaf architects

How many American architects are deaf or hard of
hearing? The American Institute of Architects
said they have 121 members that have hearing
loss. How many of them use ASL? Do not know.

 

— open captions hard to read at drive ins

Do drive ins show open captioned movies? Do not
know but it was said that it may be possible
these open captions may be hard to read while
sitting in cars. Reason is lights from nearby
cars and nearby buildings!

 

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DeafDigest – 25 August 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 25, 2020

— refusing to provide interpreters at news conferences

The White House has refused to provide interpreters
at Covid-19 news conferences. For that reason,
a lawsuit is pending. But it is not just only
the White House that has been refusing. Also
refusing is the BBC turning down the British
Government request to provide interpreters.
White House. BBC. Any others refusing
interpreters?

 

— ammonia production on a deaf school campus

Is there an ammonia production facility on the
campus of deaf school? There was a story in a
1920 newspaper about this such facility at
Maryland School for the Deaf! Not sure why
people thought it was OK in 1920 because
ammonia is a chemical; and chemical productions
are so dangerous if not carefully monitored.

 

There was a comment:

how “nervous” everyone gets around deaf people

This comment was made by Jenny Lay-Flurrie,
Microsot accessibility boss.

This comment is partly accurate. There are always
some people that are not nervous being around
deaf people.

This comment should be read as:
how “nerveous” most people gets around deaf people

The woman who made the comment is deaf.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 24 August 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 24, 2020

— deaf man lost his job because of face mask

A deaf man, who does not use sign language,
but relies on lip reading, lost his job as
a building superintendent. Why? No warning.
No explanation. Just fired, period. Does
he have ADA rights? No, if the company
has less than 15 employees. But if there
were no bad reports in his personnel file,
then he was advised to speak to a disability
rights attorney.

 

— a hearing aid in Lucifer

In a Lucifer TV episdoe, a detective,
looking for something, noticed a hearing
aid beep in one of the characters. Is the
character deaf, and using a hearing aid
to hear better? Or is the character using
a hearing aid as a spying device? Always
an unexplained mystery on a TV thriller!

 

— delivering packages in China

there was a story of 40 deaf cyclists
delivering packages in parts of Shanghai.
Some of them, in fact, deliver as many
as 300 packages in one day. Easy to deliver
packages? No. 100 deaf cyclists applied
for the job but most couldn’t make it
and gave up. The story stressed that
these deaf cyclists earn equal pay
as compaired to hearing cyclists.
USA? There was a deaf-owned delivery
company in Washington, DC during the
eighties – but the company closed up.

 

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DeafDigest – 23 August 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
A bar would not permit patrons to use iPhones
to communicate with each other. That bar avoided
this question – what if a deaf and a hearing
patrons used their iPhones to text each other!
……….
Covid-19 authorities have repeatedly said that
clear face shields, which would have helped lip reading,
is no substitute for face masks.
……….
Hard of hearing agencies in Great Britain
have been criticized by deaf activists for
not providing sign language communications
for deaf clients that use sign language.
……….
In Kuyasa, located in South Africa, 30 plots
of land were reserved for the deaf to build
their houses. Because of red tape with
government paperwork, these plots were taken
away and given to a developer.
……….
There was a story in the newspapers about
the Bruegger’s Bagels outlet in a shopping
mall in Greensboro, NC that has several deaf
employees. And for that reason, about half
of the hearing employees use sign language
to communicate with them.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
BANK TELLER WHISPERING TO ANOTHER TELLER
    You go to the same bank every week to deposit
your money.
    You go to the same teller that knows you are deaf.
But this week, the same teller is busy with another
customer so you go to a different teller window.
    The new teller does not know you, and says something.
Suddenly the old teller sees you and runs to the new
teller, whispering in his ear “he is deaf.”
    Is this polite or is this rude?
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A MYSTERY ASL ON A TV PROGRAM
Few years ago, a leading character used ASL
for a short time on a TV program.
Puzzled, DeafDigest editor researched
the TV show on the web site to find out
why was the actor using ASL.
There was no real reason for it; there were
no deaf characters on the show; there was no
deaf plot on the show; nothing at all related
to deafness.
Why ASL?
Sometimes scriptwriters would put it in the show
for no reason at all!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Everything seems to be going virtual during this pandemic.
I got quite a few invitations to attend events via Zoom video
conference.
This is difficult for us who are DeafBlind, because we cannot see
the video.
The only accessible way is to have someone at my side providing
tactile ASL
Very few interpreters are willing to do tactile ASL interpreting
due to COVID-19
As one DeafBlind individual said “Social Distancing is a DeafBlind
persons worse nightmare!”
So, I have an invitation to attend a virtual birthday party!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 23 August 2020

DeafDigest Blue – August 23, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
How did an owner of an interpreting agency
get started?
In a newspaper interview, the owner said:
It was for the fun of it as I thought it
would be so.
note:
if the agency provides great interpreters,
then great! If not, then sigh!
……….
The New York Central Park is getting deaf-friendly
thanks to multimedia digital guide, an app that
includes ASL.
………
The Nebraska legislative body passed LB 965, which
requires state Department of Education to work
together with Nebraska Commission for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing to provide appropriate
services for deaf and hard of hearing
children.
……..
Cochlear Ltd (Australia) lost a patent infringement
lawsuit that was fought in USA. As a result, the
company’s earnings dropped.
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A clothing store, called Afaf couture, in Oman
is owned and operated by a deaf woman. She
sells clothing on-line instead of operating
a brick and mortar store.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT SIGN LANGUAGE FAST FOOD PEOPLE
DeafDigest is puzzled. For many years he went
to Starbucks, McDonalds and other fast food
places. From time to time a hearing worker, knowing
sign language, would communicate with him.
No big deal! Yet, more and more newspaper
stories are written about Sign Language workers
at Starbucks, Chick-fil-A use sign language
with deaf customers.
Very amazing or no big deal?
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Lip reading tale
A hearing employee in an office asked a deaf
employee for a favor.
The deaf employee thought the hearing employee asked:
Could you please pick up a cream of paper for me?
The hearing employee actually asked:
Could you please pick up a ream of paper for me?
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WHITE OR BLACK CAPTIONS
    At home, our captions are often black, because it
is easy to read.
    At many bars and restaurants the captions are either
white or yellow. Why?
    Possibly because hearing people, watching TV are bothered
by black captions but not bothered by light color captions.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we think about reading through captioning errors, we should be aware
that stenocaptioners write phonetically on their keyboard. A computer
matches the steno strokes that the captioner writes with words and phrases
that the captioner has previously input into their dictionary. Then the
computer translates the steno into English as best as it can.
Sometimes erroneous and even amusing translations occur when a word or
phrase has not yet been inputted into a captioner’s dictionary. Some
examples of this would be:
He was an amazing gymnast and a crow bat.
She thought she would use fee breeze to get the smell out of the
furniture.
He said, “Rap pun sell, let down your hair.”
These should read:
He was an amazing gymnast and acrobat.
She thought she would use Febreze to get the smell out of the furniture.
He said, “Rapunzel, let down your hair.”
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The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf has
purchased Lourdesmont school campus, while at the
same time the state was selling the Scranton school
campus.
The move to the new campus has already began.
note:
The move has been very successful
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Zandisile Khobeni, a deaf man in South Africa,
applied for subsidized housing in 2011. His
application was approved and he was put on
a waiting list. Four years later, he is still
waiting, unaware that a bureaucrat pulled his
name off the waiting list!  Activists are
very angry about it.
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DeafDigest – 22 August 2020

PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT SIGN LANGUAGE FAST FOOD PEOPLE
DeafDigest is puzzled. For many years he went
to Starbucks, McDonalds and other fast food
places. From time to time a hearing worker, knowing
sign language, would communicate with him.
No big deal! Yet, more and more newspaper
stories are written about Sign Language workers
at Starbucks, Chick-fil-A use sign language
with deaf customers.
Very amazing or no big deal?

DeafDigest – 21 August 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 21, 2020

— deaf partnership with a powerful person in Hollywood

Most, if not all, Hollywood people do not work with
the deaf, nor offer them opportunities in the
entertainment field. Daniel Dae Kim did, giving
Nyle DiMarco an opportunity to produce a soon-to-be
filmed comedy. Just one break in Hollywood and
Daniel Dae Kim offered it to Nyle DiMarco.
Hope this opens the door to many deaf hopefuls.

 

— getting a prized apprenticeship

Rolls-Royce is one of the world’s best cars.
The mechanics must do a perfect job with
these Rolls-Royce cars. This means hiring
world’s best mechanics! And becoming an
apprentice Rolls-Royce mechanic is almost
impossible. But for Reuben Litherland, who
is deaf and dreams of becoming a master
mechanic, he just won an apprenticeship
with Rolls-Royce. DeafDigest does not know
if Rolls-Royce has ever hired deaf mechanics
in the past.

 

— designing popular micro sunglasses

Fads come and go. Styles come and go. Right
now the hot thing on the market is micro sunglasses.
Christianah Jones designs her own line of
micro sunglasses. And one of her customers
was Beyoncé. Christianah Jones is deaf, but
functions as a hearing person.

 

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— open captions and these big movie chains

AMC theaters are supposed to reopen today.
Regal Cinemas are supposed to reopen Friday.

AMC will be charging 15 cents admission
per movie. This is not a joke.

Do not know how much in admission would
Regal charge per movie.

Open captions in these movie chains?
Because of Covid-19 these captioning
devices may be at risk, therefore
open captions carry no health risk!

 

— fast-talking bosses

Many deaf employees have this big problem –
that bosses talk too fast and would not slow
down and do not like to write things down
on paper. ADA? Yes, but there are always
last minute, unexpected issues at work that
force the bosses to deal with these situations.
Sigh!

 

— to listen or to ignore

Deaf people have issues (ADA, interpreters,
captions, communications, etc). New hearing
candidates for these political offices know
ZERO about deaf issues. When deaf leaders
come to them with these issues, most candidates
just either smile, nod their heads and make
fake promises and immediately throw these
out of their minds. There are always these
rare candidates that listen and take these
seriously. Brittni Kiick, who is campaigning
for the Livermore City Council (CA) seat,
said that she is taking Deaf Issues seriously.
Just hope if she wins she will follow up on
these Deaf Promises.

 

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DeafDigest – 19 August 2020

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— deaf correctional officer

Could a deaf person function as a correctional
officer, especially with locked up young men?
One did – it was Jack Van Natta in Pennsylvania.
He did not know ASL and functioned as a hearing
person. There was a deaf woman working as
correctional officer in Arizona; not sure if
she is still at it.

 

— event planner ignores the needs of the deaf

An event planner gave this advice – to make sure
the acoustics in the meeting rooms and the banquet
hall would work for the hard of hearing. Yet, not
a single word about accommodating the needs of
deaf conventioneers – visibility sightlines,
interpreters, captions, etc. Very disappointing
about ignoring the needs of the deaf.

 

— all-deaf kitchen staff

A kitchen staff consisting of a deaf executive chef,
deaf head chef, deaf sous chef, deaf station chef,
deaf line cooks, deaf waiters and deaf runners?
And even of deaf front hosts greeting the patrons?
Why not! There was a story of a fancy, pricey
restaurant having an all-female kitchen staff.
DeafDigest is not talking about small cafes
hiring the deaf, but of these great restaurants
doing the same!

 

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DeafDigest – 18 August 2020

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— circuit courts vs circuit courts

No two attorneys agree on ADA. The same
goes for federal circuit court judges.
On one side is Third, Fifth, Sixth and Ninth
Federal Circuits. On the other side is the
First, Second and Seventh Federal Circuits.
One circuit, the 11th, is neutral. Smart
attorneys try to find the right Federal
Circuit court that will agree with them!
This is not a joke – rights to captions,
rights to interpreters and rights to other
things are very important to the deaf.

 

— cartoon music for deaf

Many deaf people try to follow the music
and are frustrated. Aaron Ziegler, not
deaf, has come up with a special series
of videos, that look like cartoons.
The characters in the videos jump around
here and there, up and down, depending
on musical beats. He was honored by
the Ohio Invention Convention for
this idea.

 

— simple or difficult for hearing

An interpreter suggested a list of 30 simple
gestures – such as where, restroom, follow
me, etc? This would be used by hearing people
that know nothing about ASL to try to
communicate with the deaf. Will this work?
DeafDigest has doubts. Simple gestures are
often overwhelming to some hearing people!

 

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DeafDigest – 17 August 2020

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— White House, we hands off

The White House has been slapped with a lawsuit
for refusing to provide interpreters during
Covid-19 press conferences. The White House
basically responded as this – we are hands off
with interpreters; we have nothing to do with it.

What about ADA? This is why we have many, many
pro-ADA and anti-ADA attorneys fighting each other!

 

— some hearing people think all deaf people are same

Everyone knows that two hearing people are not the
same. Yet why is it that some hearing people think
all deaf people are the same (meaning all deaf people
can lipread; all deaf people know ASL; all deaf people
are mute, etc)

 

— Deaf In Government

There is an organization called “Deaf In Government”
meaning federal government and it has been around
for years. These deaf employees in federal government
advocate for their promotion opportunities, captions
during training sessions and interpreters during
important meetings. At an event, a very high level
federal government administrator said:

I am not comfortable when these deaf employees
fight for their rights and needs as it was never
a problem with me

 

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Is ASL English? Or is ASL not English? An interpreter
said it is not English. ASL linguists may disagree.
……….
The producers of the upcoming film “Edicius” is
asking for a deaf female actor for a supporting
role. Another acting opportunity for deaf actors.
……….
Discovermagazine.com ran an article titled:
Why Deaf People Oppose Using Gene Editing to “Cure” Deafness
……….
Marlee Matlin said that the White House refusal
to provide interpreters during COVID-19 TV
press conferences are something no one understands
why.
……….
Hush, a movie about a deaf woman living alone
in the woods, won raves – even though it
was played by a fake-deaf actress. Anyway,
a critic pointed out – why would a deaf person
live alone in the woods?
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DO CALIFORNIA PEOPLE LOVE ADA LAWSUITS?
Do California people love to file ADA lawsuits?
Why is DeafDigest asking this question?
Because 40 percent of ADA lawsuits in USA are from
California!
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A DYING LANGUAGE AND THE DEAF PERSON
    The world has over 6,000 languages and linguists
feel that by year 2100, there will be just 600
languages left.
    This is why linguists race to interview old
people that speak rare languages – before these
people die.
    Some languages only have 2 or 3 speakers left.
One language in Alaska and another language in
Nepal only have one speaker each. And both of them
are late deafened. Makes it very hard for linguists
to interview them because of their deafness.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
While vacationing in Maine
My son-in-law guided me from the beach to our beach house one evening.
He got lost!  Since I have been in this beach town for 25 plus years, I
was able to instruct him on how to find our house!
It is a small beach town so it was easy to connect the dots!  He let me
know where the beach was and I saw cars coming out from one street.
“That must be Church street!”  We needed to cross the road and go In
Between Motels (that’s the motel name!)
We continue until the second street on the left and walked up till we
found the house!
So being blind did not prevent me from finding my way around this beach
town!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
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An administrator of an interpreting agency
said that ASL interpreting is a profession,
where as many hearing people thought it is
a hobby or a personal interest.
……….
A deaf woman, that loves pizza, made this
complaint in a newspaper article – that she
patronized a pizza parlor for 35 years,
becoming acquainted with the long-time
owners. Come the new owners, she was treated
badly because of bad communications through
face mask. She will be taking her pizza
patronage at another pizza parlor.
………
The North Dakota capital has been spending
money to upgrade the legislative facilities.
It said money was spent to upgrade sound
systems for the hearing impaired. But nothing
was said about interpreters, captions, digital
displays and flashing signalers!
……..
Lufthansa Technik, a German aircraft manufacturer,
said they will be training two deaf people to
become tool mechanics.
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DEAF MEMBER OF HEARING COLLEGE FRATERNITY
A deaf member of a hearing college fraternity
was given a new-member hazing.
He, and new members of hearing college fraternity
were blindfolded and dumped at a park, a long
distance away from their college campus.
During the car ride to the secret location,
the hearing frat members could communicate with
each other by voice. The deaf Frat member was
stuck – alone, blind and abandoned!
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5TH COUSINS DEAF FRIENDS DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT
    Two Gallaudet friends were playing basketball
at the Gallaudet Field House.
    One day one friend was wearing a sweatshirt with a
logo of a small town. The other friend looked at the
logo and was puzzled and asked few questions about it.
    Then after they were chatting with each other, they
realized they were 5th cousins – they compared their
family trees and were shocked they were related!
    Always a surprise with Deaf Family Trees.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
A good thing to keep in mind as we’re reading through captioning errors is
that the final –S and final –T on the steno keyboard are by each other,
and they are both depressed by the little finger of the right hand by the
stenocaptioner. Because it is usually one of the weakest fingers for most
captioners, it accounts for a number of the captioning mistakes that you
may see.
If you see a word that would make more sense with a “t” rather than an “s”
at the end of a word or vice versa, you can mentally replace those
letters.
Some examples of this kind of error would be:
“He is known at the league’s best player.”
“It was hits last strikeout.”
“He threw a pat to the wide receiver.”
These should read:
“He is known as the league’s best player.”
“It was his last strikeout.”
“He threw a pass to the wide receiver.”
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If a hearing shoplifter is violently tackled on the ground,
it is not front page news.
But if a deaf shoplifter is violently tackled on the ground,
it becomes international news within few minutes, thanks
to the internet and the video camera. This happened to a
deaf man, accused of shoplifting. He exited a store
in Los Angeles, unaware that the alarm went off and was
violently tackled by the security guard.
This episode has become a hot issue in the Deaf Community,
only because the security people did not know that the
captured person was deaf.
Did he shoplift or not? Computers that trigger the
store alarm may be malfunctioning! Or maybe not.
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are made workable. Good news or bad news?
Probably bad news because we may be stuck
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DeafDigest – 15 August 2020

DEAF MEMBER OF HEARING COLLEGE FRATERNITY
A deaf member of a hearing college fraternity
was given a new-member hazing.
He, and new members of hearing college fraternity
were blindfolded and dumped at a park, a long
distance away from their college campus.
During the car ride to the secret location,
the hearing frat members could communicate with
each other by voice. The deaf Frat member was
stuck – alone, blind and abandoned!

DeafDigest – 14 August 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 14, 2020

— deaf instructor at a private swimming school

SafeSplash is a nationally recognized school
that teaches safe swimming for everyone.
One of the instructors at the SafeSplash
facility in Colorado is Brian Bennett,
one of the best swimmers in Gallaudet’s
swimming history. At SafeSplash he
demonstrates the swimming strokes and tells
his hearing students to copy him stroke
for stroke. At that private school, he
won the Instructor of the Year honor.

 

— changing the routine rail station announcements

There are rapid rail systems in major American
cities. Many of these have read-out displays
announcing the next stops. How many of these
systems can change from next-stop announcements
to emergency announcements? This was the issue
an activist pointed out.

 

— a sad incident at a deaf school

New York State School for the Deaf was defaced
by graffiti on its property. The person doing
the graffiti work was:

a former student

and also

a frustrated job applicant at his alma mater

Very sad.

 

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— Our state commissions for the deaf and hard of hearing

Almost all states have state commissions for the deaf and
hard of hearing. Almost all of them operate differently
from each other. New Hampshire is interesting. The chairperson
is an elected state legislator. If that chaiperson loses his
next election, then the state has to find another legislator.
Other states chose their directors differently from New
Hampshire.

 

— beware of face mask scams

It is going on in New Mexico, a facemask
scam. Being circulated is a fake facemask
excemption card issued by New Mexico Department
of Health and also by the U.S. Justice Department.
This card “allows” the deaf not to wear facemaks
at all. This is a scam.

 

— honoring a skateboarding legend

Tony Hawk, not deaf, is a skateboarding legend.

For years he used an in-the-air skateboarding
trick which was developed by retired skateboarder
Chris Weddle, who was deaf.

For years the trick was called “mute grab” but
Tony didn’t like that name and discussed it
with Weddle.

They agreed to rename the trick as “‘Weddle grab”

 

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— using interpreter only when being sued

New York governor Andrew Cuomo is getting this
reputation for not using interpreters when he
is not being sued, but using interpreters when
he is being sued! Bad attitude? Very much so.

 

— a big reason for FCC repeated requests

FCC has repeated its request for all broadcasters
to always caption emergency information updates. There
are always few broadcasters that don’t – and this
is the reason why they look on FCC as a big
pest looking over their shoulders.

 

— difficult deaf customer choice

This is a difficult choice for deaf customers.

Should deaf people boycott stores that require
face masks even if these stores have always
been deaf-friendly?

or

Should deaf people patronize stores that
do not require face masks even if these
stores have always been deaf-unfriendly?

 

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— upsetting incident at a store

DeafDigest editor purchased supplies at
a store yesterday with his credit card.
The store clerk knew of his deafness but
never told him of the increase in
minimum credit card purchases. Too late –
the credit card was already inserted in
the machine. The upset clerk, wearing a
mask, gestured something that the editor
couldn’t understand. Was it the fault of
face masks that prevented better communications?

 

— attitude or lawsuits

An advocate told DeafDigest editor years ago
that some bad-attitude business owners would rather
spend a lot of money, hiring expensive attorneys
to defend a lawsuit on refusal to pay a fee for
one-time interpreting service. That difficult
for many hearing people to develop good
attitudes? Unfortunately, yes.

 

— public service announcement: fact or scam

Harris County, in Texas, posted a facebook
announcement, urging residents to set up
their own 911 profiles to help first
responders to know of deafness or other
medical issues. Fact announcement or a
a scam announcement? No one knew, because
the county was not forthcoming about
its announcement. Fortunately it was a fact.
Just have to be very careful when dealing
with emails, texts, facebook postings, etc
asking for Deaf Information! DeafDigest
is not joking; and if in a doubt, just don’t
respond.

 

 

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— hands-on training for deaf interested in science

We have many deaf people that work as scientists.
Chemistry, many years ago, was a popular major
at Gallaudet and many graduates became chemists.
Harry Lang, who is deaf, wrote several books about
the deaf in science. This being said, University of
Calicut would not allow the deaf to take hands-on science
courses. Discrimination? Yes, but that university
is located in India!

 

— popular hamburger chain has no timers in the kitchen

Hearing chefs and cooks depend on kitchen timers to
alert them to meals being ready to be served. One
popular hamburger chain does not believe in timers,
saying experienced kitchen staff use their eyes
to tell them food is ready. That chain is Five Guys.
Does that chain hire the deaf? Do not know.

 

— the NASA and the deaf

NASA has been renaming bodies in the sky (planets,
comets, novas, etc) to remove insulting names.

A list of some deaf astronomers are at:
http://deafdigest.com/scientists/

DeafDigest thinks NASA left alone these deaf
astronomers, while changing those discovered
by hearing astronomers.

 

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DeafDigest – 09 August 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
A state-of-the-art 911 relay system is five years away
from reaching reality in New York City, according
to tech contractors.
……….
Arnold & Porter, one of the nation’s most powerful
law firms, will fight the White House over lack of
interpreters during these Covid-19 updates.
……….
Petaluma Pie Company (California) has a ASL-signing
pie maker. Before Covid-19, there was a weekly
Deaf Pie Happy Hour at the shop. Anyone signing
ASL would get 15 percent discount off their pie
orders. This stopped because of the Pandemic.
Deaf Pie Happy Hour has come back, much to the
joy of deaf people that love pies!
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An engineer that works on hearing aid design
said that future hearing aids get smaller and
smaller, yet at the same time, must show
better quality, bear longer battery life and
be a perfect fit for the human ear.
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Disney Plus is planning to release Mulan, a production
that many people are looking forward to. Will it
be open captioned or not? The Disney people aren’t
telling!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
IMPOSSIBLE JOB INTERVIEW
It happened many years before ADA. A
deaf person, looking for a job, was
given an interview by an impatient,
fast-talking boss.
The interview was a joke. The boss
talked very fast, impossible for the
deaf person to understand.
Then the boss stopped, shook hands
with the deaf person and led him out of
the office.
What happened? Deaf person still didn’t
know what happened!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
TTY WAS A LUCKY INVENTION
TTY was popular in the Deaf Community from the seventies
through the nineties.
It was a lucky invention. Why? Robert Weitbrecht, a deaf
man, loved to hike in the mountains in California. He
was hiking with a hearing friend. During the hike, another
group came nearby. A woman in that group overheard Weitbrecht’s
oral deaf voice and knew he was deaf. She came to him and
introduced herself as a mother of a deaf son.
Both groups chatted for a while, and Weitbrecht told the
woman that he loved to work on old TTY machines for radio
ham communications. She asked him – why not change the
radio ham TTY machine to deaf TTY machine?
The rest is history!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Shopping lists
Creating a shopping list is getting harder for me to read,
even when I use black markers.
Other people in the house write with light colored pens or pencils.
Those lists are invisible to me!? That is why I write over them with
black markers!
If you have an iPad or an iPhone, you can make your own list stand out!
Go to “Notes” and title it “Shopping List”.
You can type in your shopping needs and return anytime to add more
to the list.
Then, when you are ready to send it to your spouse, or friends, or family,
etc. simply click the to compose email icon.
Add in the email address and send!
It is very accessible!
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 – 09 August 2020

DeafDigest Blue – August 9, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
Learning sign language at the expense of learning
English grammar is not the right way to go about
it. An advocate, not from USA, but from India
said that in a newspaper article.
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Gallaudet has formed a first-time ever debate
team that will compete against other colleges.
DeafDigest is just concerned about one thing –
interpreting (expressive and receptive) must
be 100 percent perfect during these heated
debates. Just one word, interpreted wrongly,
may blow up Gallaudet’s chances in these
incoming debates.
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The Willow Domestic Violence Center is joining
forces with Deaf Ignite, an organization in
Rochester, NY to provide better services for
deaf victims of domestic violence.
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The highly controversial California law AB 5, which
classifies interpreters as private contractors, is
also placing another group in jeopardy – these
freelance captioners!
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Anand Vishwanadha, who is deaf is the Chief
Sustainability Officer with the Chitrak Eco
Ventures in India. His job is to make sure
his company follows the nation’s environmental
laws.
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AN EMPLOYMENT AD WE HATE TO READ
    What is an employment ad we hate to read? DeafDigest
saw an employment ad that said –
I am a hearing human resources director and I know little
sign language
    Little sign language means ABC fingerspelling with
clumsy fingers!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person watched a movie that was
titled – It’s Christmas, Eve
The deaf person thought his hearing friend said:
I saw the movie – It’s Christmas Eve
The hearing person actually said:
I saw the movie – It’s Christmas, Eve
note:
It’s Christmas Eve and It’s Christmas, Eve
may be lipread the same – but It’s Christmas, Eve
is pronounced with a pause at the comma
A hearing person would catch the pause, while
the deaf person may not realize the pause!
Funny? Yes.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF CRUISE OR HEARING CRUISE
Which is better for a deaf traveler –
Join a Deaf Cruise or a Hearing Cruise?
With a Deaf Cruise, very easy to
communicate with other deaf travelers.
Disadvantage is that you see same old
deaf faces all the time.
With a Hearing Cruise, there are
strangers that have many interesting
stories to share during dinners and
during cruise social events. For
deaf, it is impossible to communicate
without an interpreter! Hearing
people on vacation during cruises
don’t like to write notes.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
If stenocaptioners do not write prefixes and suffixes differently from one
another or from complete words, it can create many word boundary issues.
Since captioners do write phonetically, you will see these types of
errors. As we’re reading through captioning errors, if you can quickly
read through these, it will aid in understanding.
Here are a few examples of problems with prefixes or suffixes:
“They were outhouse hunting.”
“The damage was a broke encounter.”
“The high turn overcame as a result of low salaries.”
“They terminated the bake release.”
These should read:
“They were out house hunting.”
“The damage was a broken counter.”
“The high turnover came as a result of low salaries.”
“They terminated the bakery lease.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
The Newfoundland School for the Deaf has
been closed by the province government.
The government issued a statement that said:
time has come for change
The closing, however, is not sitting too well
with many people in the province. They are
accusing the province officials of misleading
the public as to the reasons for the closing.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Deaf leaders in Great Britain have accused TV
people of not fully including the deaf when
programs about the disabled are being aired.
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DeafDigest – 09 August 2020

IMPOSSIBLE JOB INTERVIEW
It happened many years before ADA. A
deaf person, looking for a job, was
given an interview by an impatient,
fast-talking boss.
The interview was a joke. The boss
talked very fast, impossible for the
deaf person to understand.
Then the boss stopped, shook hands
with the deaf person and led him out of
the office.
What happened? Deaf person still didn’t
know what happened!

DeafDigest – 08 August 2020

DEAF CRUISE OR HEARING CRUISE
Which is better for a deaf traveler –
Join a Deaf Cruise or a Hearing Cruise?
With a Deaf Cruise, very easy to
communicate with other deaf travelers.
Disadvantage is that you see same old
deaf faces all the time.
With a Hearing Cruise, there are
strangers that have many interesting
stories to share during dinners and
during cruise social events. For
deaf, it is impossible to communicate
without an interpreter! Hearing
people on vacation during cruises
don’t like to write notes.

DeafDigest – 07 August 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 7, 2020

— not that so easy to teach themselves ASL

There have been stories people trying to
learn ASL as a hobby. It is always difficult
to learn ASL (both expressive and receptive)
and when people say it is so easy, they do not
know what they are talking about!

 

— not easy to find qualified superintendents

It is normal every year to see turnovers in
superintendents of deaf schools. And it is
never easy to find qualified replacements!
A school said, in a newspaper story that
ten people applied for the vacant position.
Eight of them did not meet the job qualifications.
Two of them did, but just did not meet the
ASL fluency requirement. What this means
is back to Square One or back to the
Drawing Board.

 

— Telehealth does not caption chats with deaf patients

We have Telehealth. The problem is that this
group does not caption the conversations with
the deaf patients. Discrimination? Very much so!
American Medical Association raised his issue,
but will it do anything about it?

 

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DeafDigest – 06 August 2020

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— deaf wife of a deaf farmer

A deaf wife of a deaf farmer said that she knows
of no other deaf women in agriculture that she
could communicate about farming issues.

 

— New York loses case against demoted department director

Richard Natofsky, who is deaf, but functions as a hearing
person, was demoted from his job as the human resources
director of the New York Department of Investigation.
The demotion took place in 2014 due to Natofsky’s request
that employees stop covering their mouths while speaking
to him. And that the chief of staff was annoyed by
Natofsky’s speech problems. The demotion slashed his salary
by almost half. The case was settled years later with
$870,000 awarded him.

 

— Netflix’s research contradiction

Netflix said:

More than 80 per cent of members use subtitles or closed
captions at least once a month

Netflix is saying that many, many hearing people watch
programs with subtitles and captions. If this is true
then why do many, many hearing people hate open
captions in movie theaters?

 

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DeafDigest – 05 August 2020

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— confession of a script writer

A hearing person, who writes scripts for theatrical
plays and movies, made this confession. He said:

I never wrote about deaf characters because I thought
hearing people would not be interested about them.
I realized I was wrong!

 

— deaf farmer’s issues

Yesterday’s DeafDigest ran a piece on deaf farmer’s
bag of tricks. This tale has a twist – there is no
national organization, either formal or informal,
of deaf farmers that can get in touch with each
other for tips and assistance. The few deaf farmers,
that he knows of, specialize in different things with
farming – meaning a deaf dairy farmer has nothing
in common with a deaf hogs farmer or even of
a deaf crops farmer!

 

— a trick with voice telephone calls

A deaf owner, of a business, used an interpreter
to make voice calls for him. These calls were
hung up too often. He then used a family
member (not an interpreter) to make these
voice business calls – and the hang ups
stopped and he started getting new customers.
Is there a difference between phone calls
by an interpreter and phone calls by a
family member? Do not know. Why wouldn’t he
use the Deaf Relay service? Again, do not
know!

 

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DeafDigest – 04 August 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 4, 2020

— fortunate to have relay services

In USA, the deaf people are fortunate to have
relay services. This cannot be said for other
nations overseas. In one nation, appointments
to COVID-19 testing centers require voice
telephone calls. That nation lacks a relay
service.

 

— tricks of a deaf farmer

In a newspaper interview, a deaf farmer explained
his bag of tricks – using eyes instead of ears
to look for problems and issues; feeling the
vibration in farm machinery; flashing signalers
and digital read outs, again in farm machinery;
using computer monitors to give updates on
his agricultural fields. And most important of
all, years of experience giving him the 6th
sense.

 

— deaf winner in Film Festival

Arnav Roy Choudhury, who is deaf, was voted as the
#1 animator at the Kosice International Monthly Film
Festival in Slovakia. His cartoon was judged to be
the best among his hearing competitors. The title of
his cartoon is The Open Window.

 

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DeafDigest – 03 August 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 3, 2020

— finally a movie after 32 years

Nyle DiMarco is producing a “Deaf President Now”
movie. This historic event took place in 1988,
and there was a buzz among some interested deaf
people on making a movie out of it. This idea
got nowhere because of issues such as funding,
legal agreements, business structure, agreements
with writers and copyright ownerships, etc. This
being said, Nyle has succeeded in what other
deaf people in the entertainment field have
failed to do so!

 

— a deaf daredevil

Danny Murphy, who is deaf and is just 16 years old,
is a fearless daredevel. He has cleaned outside windows
of a tall building, jumping off a bridge with a
bungee, etc. Apparently Great Britain allows these
stunts to take place because it not that easy to
get away with it in USA.

 

— insurance for a deaf device

Could a deaf device by covered by insurance?
Yes, in the case of hearing aids by a pet
insurer. A dog ate the deaf owner’s hearing aid,
and insurer honored the coverage. Unusual?
Yes.

 

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DeafDigest – 02 August 2020

DeafDigest Gold – August 2, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
Computer gesture is everywhere – cars, movie theaters
and work places.
Technicians are saying it is great. It is not great if
the computer misunderstands a gesture and think it is
a dirty word!
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There was a nice local newspaper story
about a deaf cashier at a supermarket,
wearing a mask, coming across a deaf
customer, checking out her groceries!
They became instant friends.
……….
There was a tale that was going on –
that a deaf patron realized his hearing aid
was lost at a bar; coming home he found his
hearing aid on the kitchen table.  Either
it was a ghost or a friendly hearing patron
saw the missing hearing aid and rushed to
his friend’s home and put it on the kitchen
counter! Or the deaf patron had too many
drinks and couldn’t remember exactly what
happened?
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The District of Columbia Council has passed
a bill to set up DC Office for Deaf and Hard
of Hearing. How and to what extent would it
function remains to be seen. In some states,
the commissions provide cradle to grave
services; in other states, it is just an
advisory body, and so on. If the DC mayor
appoints the director then the mayor has
the right to fire the director.
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Not in USA, but in Hebden Bridge, part of
West Yorkshire, Great Britain, there is
a weekly forum to discuss accessibility
and communication issues between deaf
shoppers and hearing shop owners.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
HATING PAPER AND PEN
    Do hearing people hate paper and pen while deaf people
love paper and pen?
    Often we go to a store, and tell the clerk you are deaf
and you need to write something on paper.
    You watch (and laugh) for few minutes as the hearing
clerk runs all over, looking for a pen and a paper pad!
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word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no monthly fees or
contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
For more info about CapTel, email: sales@weitbrecht.com
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A REASON FOR WHITE OR YELLOW CAPTIONS
    A director of a state commission for the deaf told
DeafDigest editor last week that there is a reason for
white or yellow captions.
    He said that deaf people with low vision prefer white
or yellow captions.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Zoom video conferences are booming everywhere!
Last week I tried to participate in a Zoom conference call for a meeting that I
chair.
Interpreters needed to back out on “face to face” tactile interpreting for me.
I used VRS service with the DeafBlind Videophone software called myMMXdb.
That way I dialed in the phone number ten minutes before the meeting started.
I was on hold for a long time, it said to wait for the next available video
interpreter.
I Waited over a half an hour!  I Hung up and dialed customer service, again I
waited for the next available rep!
I gave up and sent an email to the VRS provider and carbon copy to FCC and
complained.
It turned out the VRS provider was swarmed with unexpected calls and couldn’t
keep up with demand that morning.
I got more Zoom conference invitations, interpreter service provided via Zoom.
That doesn’t help me or most DeafBlind individuals.
What does ADA say?
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 – 02 August 2020

DeafDigest Blue – August 2, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer and the Ruderman
Family Foundation both are now pushing for Hollywood to cast
deaf actors in future films. As always, the question remains –
will Hollywood listen? DeafDigest does not want token deaf
actors!
……….
Deaf unemployment rate vs Hearing unemployment rate?
Sadly, the Deaf rate is higher than Hearing rate
according to a national survey.
………
A web site on legal issues said that interpreters,
specializing in legal, financial, or medical
matters must be provided within a reasonably
timely manner. But what it? A matter of waiting
a day or few days or a week? Again, another issue
for attorneys and judges to agree (or disagree)
on it!
……..
A deaf activist in Jamaica was upset that his deaf
friends have made Sign Language acceptance as
national language as a priority over other needs
such as employment, education, social services,
interpreters.
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There was a story that YouTube is stopping its
community captions that would have helped the
deaf understand the videos.
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no monthly fees or
contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
For more info about CapTel, email: sales@weitbrecht.com
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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WHOLE FOODS POLICY
Whole Foods supermarket has a great policy.
Their dining area, for people that eat their
buffet meals, has many TV sets.
All of their TV sets are captioned at all
times.
DeafDigest editor learned that it was a
Whole Foods policy.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Lip reading tale
A hearing realtor was showing a deaf client a house.
The deaf client thought the realtor said:
This is a bigger house
The realtor actually said:
This is a better house
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF JOGGERS AND HEARING JOGGERS
What is the difference between a deaf jogger
and a hearing jogger?
The deaf jogger just goes out of his house
and jogs on the streets. Very simple.
Hearing jogger is different. They worry
about the music and struggle with selection of
music songs on their smartphones while jogging.
Not very simple!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Most people reading this newsletter are probably aware of this, but many
people still do not know that the vast majority of realtime captioning on
television is done by people who are using the skills of a court reporter.
The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is the organization that
represents judicial reporters and broadcast and CART captioners across the
country.
NCRA in-person national conventions have been occurring almost every year
since the first one was held in 1899. However, due to the current
situation with COVID-19, an in-person meeting will not be held this year.
NCRA Connect 2020, the Association’s first-ever virtual conference that
will feature live events, is coming virtually this August 7th through the
9th, offering nearly three days of continuing education, vendor
presentations, and networking opportunities.
Participants will have access to a variety of informative and interesting
educational sessions, a dynamic keynote presentation, and numerous
networking opportunities packed with fun, games, and prizes, and much
more. Members are invited to pull up a chair, a couch, or whatever their
choice of seating may be these days and get ready to enjoy the conference
from the comfort of their homes.
A Literary Lockdown Realtime Contest will be held to showcase the talents
of some of the best steno writers in our business.
The news broadcasts that you regularly watch may be captioned by
captioners attending this event. Some of these captioners may be working
from their home offices between the seminar sessions while they are
attending the conference this week.
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Gallaudet men’s basketball history book for sale
If you have any questions, please email kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Did the Baseball Hall of Fame committee improve the chances
of Dummy Hoy’s induction in the future?
The rules have been changed. There will be three new categories;
Pre-Integration (1871-1946), Golden (1947-1972) and Expansion
(starting in 1973).
There will be a list of candidates in each category, and Hoy’s
category will have 10 candidates every year.
In the past, the Old Timers was one big category with Hoy having
to compete against most recent old timers. Hopefully not any more.
note:
bottom line, 10 years later – Hoy is still not being
elected to the hall
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
University of Toledo will be offering a degree major
in Disability Studies. How much of the deaf and of
the deafness are included in this new major, DeafDigest
does not know.
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DeafDigest – 01 August 2020

DEAF JOGGERS AND HEARING JOGGERS
What is the diffeence between a deaf jogger
and a hearing jogger?
The deaf jogger just goes out of his house
and jogs on the streets. Very simple.
Hearing jogger is different. They worry
about the music and struggle with selection of
music songs on their smartphones while jogging.
Not very simple!

DeafDigest – 01 August 2020

 

Whole Foods supermarket has a great policy.
Their dining area, for people that eat their
buffet meals, has many TV sets.
All of their TV sets are captioned at all
times.
DeafDigest editor learned that it was a
Whole Foods policy.

 

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