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DeafDigest – 31 October 2020

CAPTION-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS
Deaf people love to go out and eat – no matter
if it is low cost fast food restaurant or a
bar that serves hamburgers or fancy restaurants.
These deaf people know which restaurants are
caption-friendly and which are not!
What is a Caption Friendly restaurant? Captions
always turned on restaurant TV sets are
Caption Friendly? Restaurants that never turn on
captions are not Caption Friendly!

DeafDigest – 30 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 30, 2020

— not enough captioners

Deaf people require captions, rightfully so, and
it creates problems for captioning agencies.
There was a short newspaper story about one
captioning company saying they need more
captioners and have trouble finding them
anywhere.

 

— another deaf with a colorful life

Edward G. Ziegler, Ohio, departed us. He was deaf
but functioned as a hearing person. He held these
various jobs throughout his life – family-owned
businesses, Ohio Department of Transportation, working
his way up from laborer right up to the top as
Special Projects Assistant Superintendent, and then
becoming a County Superintendent and then becoming
a truck driver. In between he was a mechanic and
electrician for a traveling circus group. There
wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. He simply didn’t
like to work behind a desk.

 

— making impatient and hungry Marines happy

When Marines are hungry, they get impatient.
Good food makes them happy. And responsible
to making them happy is Kevin Tong, a kitchen
chef. Not only he is deaf but is also
deaf-blind and serves these Marines at a
base in San Diego.

 

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DeafDigest – 29 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 29, 2020

— Deaf Space or Deaf Friendly

What is Deaf Space? What is Deaf Friendly?
Deaf Space, copied from the original Deaf
House concept, means no walls would block
Deaf Eyes. Deaf House was originated by past
deaf contractor Bernard Brown. Deaf
Friendly means signs in the store that
a deaf customer could point to. A perfect
example would be Subway setting up a “Steak”
sale on the counter instead of high up on the
walls!

 

— in a rush to accommodate

Covid-19 has forced a big accommodation
rush. In this big rush, overlooked are
captions and interpreters. Two of many
examples are legislative meetings and
voting rules being rushed without thought
to interpreters and captions. Leaders
in a big rush do not bother to ask the
deaf for their advice and input. As a
result these hearing leaders get one
big black eye.

 

— big time mover in Montana

Moving gas stations, commercial buildings,
schools, bridges, etc from one location
to another location is quite a challenge.
Forrest “Scotty” Zion, who passed away
10 years ago at the age of 94, was up
to the task. He had been deaf because
of a childhood illness. And he has been
just nominated for induction into Montana
Cowboy Hall Of Fame & Western Heritage.

 

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DeafDigest – 28 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 28, 2020

— Coda’s comment

A Coda made this comment in a newspaper
story, as follows:

I can never really know what life looks like
for the deaf even though I have seen for myself
the frustrations the deaf face in everyday life.

 

— a politician with long list of Deaf Promises

It is rare that a hearing politician has a long
list of Deaf Promises. Maybe a short list,
but certainly not a long list. Well, Charlene Fite,
who is campaigning for re-election for a seat
in Arkansas house of representatives, has a
long list. Her background with deaf? She
taught at a deaf school and has worked with
agencies serving the deaf. Reality – a politician
is a success if just one item on the long list
becomes a law, state politics being what it is!

 

— best musical instrument for a deaf musician

Taylor McDowell, who is deaf, but functions as a
hearing person, said he tried trumpet, guitar,
and piano – but failed at all of them because
of prolems with frequency pitches. The best
instrument – the drum! He is one of the popular
drummers in the Central New York area.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 27 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 27, 2020

— if less than 7 days, Pennsylvania says “too bad”

DeafDigest editor is troubled by the statement that
says – Anyone who needs an accommodation to participate
in PA State Park, and requesting an interpreter must
contact the park at least seven days notice. At least
means 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 days, etc. Hearing tourists
can visit the park at the last minute; deaf tourists
must wait, wait and wait to make sure the interpreter
is available. This is what DeafDigest editor hates.

 

— New York Society for the Deaf owns a problem residence

A newspaper story surfaced today of New York Society
for the Deaf owning a building for deaf residents,
helped by HUD loan. The problems are no security,
broken toilets, ceilings falling down, mold everywhere,
rats, and broken elevators. The building was built in
1994 (26 years ago). And the Society has been around
for so many, many years providing services for the deaf.

 

— deaf asked – Are you really deaf?

“Are you really deaf” was the question by a
Delta flight attendant when the deaf man’s
mask slipped below his nose and did not
understand the question. He was kicked out 
of the flight. Ultimately Delta headquarters
apologized for this incident. This is not
a surprise when deaf with “perfect” speech
are often challenged by hearing people
that do not believe the hearing loss.

 

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DeafDigest – 26 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 26, 2020

— trying to lipread a ventriloquist

Deaf people trying to lipread a ventriloquist?
It seems to be a bad joke, but a senior citizen
said years ago students were taught to speak and
move their mouths at the same time, but nowadays
many people speak like ventriloquists, making
lipreading impossible!

 

— A reason for the Hush movie

The 2016 movie – Hush – about a deaf woman
living alone in the woods, is considered to be
one of the greatest horror movies ever. Why
was that movie produced? Director Mike Flanagan
said he wanted to show the audience that deaf
people have four remaining senses – touch, sight,
smell and taste which more than just make up
for their missing sense of sound.

 

— attitude of some doctors

There are some doctors that think the deaf
people do not know how to take care of their
own health and need to be told what to do
with their medical needs. An angry deaf
person brought this up in a newspaper
story.

 

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DeafDigest – 26 October 2020

DeafDigest Gold – October 25, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
A short film about a deaf girl being bullied
was produced by a hearing student, who had
her own medical issues. That short film
won acclaim by critics.
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Over 100 years ago, Lev Vygotsky was a
well known psychologist. He said, according
to a recent media posting, that a deaf child
will want to hear everything.
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Public meetings to discuss a municipal government
budget discriminates against the deaf. This
is the accusation frm a deaf activist.
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Sarah Glenn-Smith, the Learning Center For Deaf CEO,
has been appointed to serve on the state Commission
on the Status of Women.
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Movies with little or no dialogue good or
bad for the deaf? There was media posting
that listed 10 Best Horror Movies With Little
To No Dialogue!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
STARTING AT THE BOTTOM
    Many of us know that Hotel Hassler, in Rome,
Italy, one of the world’s best hotels, is owned
by a deaf man, Roberto Wirth.
    He grew up with just one goal – to own and to
operate a great hotel. He was willing to start
at the bottom.
    For a short while he attended Gallaudet
University.
    At Gallaudet, he had a part time job. And it
was a great experience for him – to learn how to
cook hamburgers – at McDonald’s!
    A great journey – from McDonald’s to restaurants
and hotels all over the world before owning Hotel
Hassler.
    Always important to start at the bottom. It
paid off for Roberto.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
VIBRATIONS AND THE DEAF
    Evelyn Glennie is deaf and is the world’s best
  musical percussionist.
    Her trick is to take off her shoes while
  performing on the stage.
    She feels the vibrations much better without
her shoes!
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DeafDigest – 26 October 2020

DeafDigest Blue – October 25, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
A school district said in deaf classes,
there are teachers that wear masks
in the classroom. This creates problems
for deaf children that struggle to learn
even with masks off, let alone with
masks.
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A deaf waiter made a living by lipreading
and taking orders at a restaurant before
Covid-19. Because of Covid-19, he has
struggled to take orders because lipreading
was made impossible.
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a newspaper headline said:
A deaf woman said “I will not understand you but
please wear your mask”
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The state of Minnesota will be helping the
deaf cast their ballots in the upcoming
election. Their fact sheet will be in
ASL.
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Planet Word, a new museum in Washington, DC,
will display sign language displays for the
benefit of deaf tourists.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
PARENTS TALK OR NOT
A hearing person, whose parents are deaf, is tired
of the same old question.
Many people ask him:
Can your deaf parents talk?
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend was telling a deaf friend
she bought a new car.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I bought an Uber
The hearing person actually said:
I bought a Cooper
note:
Cooper is a small car and is actually called
Mini-Cooper
note:
a longer list of bad lipreading words is being posted on:
this is a new feature. Do click on it from time to time
as the list is being expanded on a regular basis. Just
laugh or cry at these bad lip reading words!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
CONTRACT OFFICER THINKS ALL DEAF CAN LIPREAD
A new deaf employee joins a government agency.
He requests an interpreter.
The contracting officer is upset and confronts
the deaf employee, telling him that all deaf people
can lipread.
It is surprising that this contract officer never
heard of ADA!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we have been reading through captioning errors, we have spent some time
looking at punctuation.
Some people consider the apostrophe a punctuation mark, and others
consider it a letter, and others consider it a special character. Whatever
it is, because there is no specific key on a steno machine to indicate an
apostrophe, different stenocaptioners write the apostrophe in different
ways depending on the steno theory that they learned.
One common way to write an apostrophe “s” is with the steno AES. I have
seen captioners misstroke this with the steno AOES. For some captioners,
this would be the word “ease.”
If you ever see the word “ease” and it doesn’t make sense, try replacing
it with an apostrophe “s” and see if it will make sense.
Some examples of this would be:
It was the attorney ease idea to negotiate a settlement.
She got flowers for Mother ease Day.
This will be their baby ease first Christmas.
These should read:
It was the attorney’s idea to negotiate a settlement.
She got flowers for Mother’s Day.
This will be their baby’s first Christmas.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Because the state of Minnesota is broke, the state
Department of Human Services had to cut back. As
a result, the Rochester Service Center has been
closed. It was one of these Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Service Center branches.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Many deaf people suffer from issues related to vertigo,
tinnitus and Meniere’s Disease. Do we suffer either of
above because of our deafness or is this a problem
many hearing people face?
Whatever? Jay Rubinstein, a surgeon/biomedical engineer
at University of Washington, has come up with device
called vestibular prosthesis. It would be inserted inside
the person’s head, which is supposed to ward off such
ailments.
A legitimate invention or a quack? Time will tell.
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DeafDigest – 24 October 2020

DeafDigest Sports – – October 24, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet discounts

— Gallaudet looking for men’s soccer coach

— Indiana volleyball

— Iowa cross country

— Mississippi football score

— Missouri sports

— Texas football & volleyball

— last Gallaudet volleyball all-decade honors (2010-2019)

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Gallaudet looking for men’s soccer coach

Men’s Soccer Coach/Program Coordinator
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Read more http://35.182.75.222/category/jobs/

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15% discount on select gifts and accessories at
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football scores

Texas 70 St Augustine 25

Oct 23 Alabama hosts Success Unlimited Academy
(cancelled – opponent not certified by state association)

Riverdale Academy 63 Mississippi 0

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Gallaudet volleyball

Gallaudet Women’s Volleyball All-Decade Team: 2010-2019

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s volleyball program would
like to take the time to celebrate the rich tradition and history it has
shown on the court for over 50 years. A 13-person committee gathered to
select the All-Decade teams for the past five decades of Bison women’s
volleyball. The series concludes today with the 2010s All-Decade Team.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wvball/2020-21/releases/alldecade-10s

note:
one of the players is interesting – Lane Peters. She is not deaf but was
interested in a career as an interpreter and felt that Gallaudet was the
best opportunity for her. Gallaudet did not recruit her; she recruited
herself to Gallaudet. Standing at 6’1 tall, she was a prized recruit,
even if she has to travel cross country, from her home in Arizona to
Washington, DC!

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Indiana volleyball

part of newspaper story

Hauser vs. Indiana Deaf in Morristown Regional, 1:30 p.m.

Hauser-Indiana Deaf winner vs. Bloomfield-Indianapolis Lutheran
winner in Morristown Regional, 7 p.m.

Before Hauser can even think about the regional final, it first must take
care of business against Indiana Deaf.

The two teams share three common opponents — Southwestern (Shelby),
Waldron and Greenwood Christian. The Deaf Hoosiers fell to all three of
those teams

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Iowa cross country

part of newspaper story

KMALAND CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE

Iowa Class 1A SQM at Audubon (AHSTW, Audubon, Boyer Valley, East Mills,
Fremont-Mills, Heartland Christian, Iowa School for the Deaf,
Logan-Magnolia, Riverside, St. Albert, West Harrison, Woodbine) POSTPONED

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Mississippi football

MSD 0    Riverdale Academy 62

MSD finish the season 1-3 .

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Missouri sports

Missouri School for the Deaf has cancelled winter athletic this year due
to the current pandemic.

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Texas volleyball

Veritas Academy vs TSD

Varsity
Veritas, 3
TSD, 2
(20-25, 19-25, 26-24, 26-24, 14-16)

Junior Varsity
Veritas, 2
TSD, 0
(21-25, 12-25)

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Texas football

part of newspaper story

It was a historic night for the St. Augustine football program, playing
their first ever home game.

The score wouldn’t go their way, falling 70-25 to the Texas School for the
Deaf

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random deafsports thoughts

A basketball coach at a non-Big Six school
is angry that the school cancelled the
basketball season because of Covid-19.

The coach felt his team had a chance to become
#1 in the nation among deaf schools, hence
his anger at the cancellation.

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

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DeafDigest – 24 October 2020

CONTRACT OFFICER THINKS ALL DEAF CAN LIPREAD
A new deaf employee joins a government agency.
He requests an interpreter.
The contracting officer is upset and confronts
the deaf employee, telling him that all deaf people
can lipread.
It is surprising that this contract officer never
heard of ADA!

DeafDigest – 24 October 2020

PARENTS TALK OR NOT
A hearing person, whose parents are deaf, is tired
of the same old question.
Many people ask him:

Can your deaf parents talk?

DeafDigest – 23 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 23, 2020

— deaf artist featured in a New York Times story

Joseph Grigely, a deaf artist and a professor
at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
said in a New York Times story that Covid-19 did
not hurt his art business. He just had to change
from old ways to new ways to communicate with
his customers and fellow artists. He previously
taught English at Gallaudet

 

— a deaf participant in the Bachelor Season

Abigail Heringer, who is deaf, is a participant
in the TV’s Bachelor Season. She previously would
not talk about her deafness, but said she will
open up during the program.

 

— New Hampshire candidate makes no deafness promises

Casey Conley, not deaf, is campaigning for a seat
with the Strafford County District in New
Hampshire. He has served on the state
commission for the deaf and hearing loss.
In a newspaper interview, he outlined a list
of promises he will do if elected. Not on
his list of promises is to help the deaf.
So disappointing.

 

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DeafDigest – 22 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 22, 2020

— lost in a long list of priorities

A hearing mother of a deaf child showed up
at a board of education meeting. She wanted
to pass a new rule – that only deaf teachers
can teach the deaf. The problem is that others
spoke up with their long list of suggestions,
meaning the committee members may forget the
“deaf to teach the deaf” suggestion.

 

— Deaf Author vs Hearing Publisher

DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that deaf author
Adam Pottle wanted the public to boycott his
children’s book because the publisher drew
illustrations that he felt was racist. But
the publisher refused to pull out the book
from the shelves. Now, the Deaf Author
won as the publisher agreed to pull out the
book despite feeling that the illustrations
were not racist.

 

– our Deaf Truck Drivers

It was not too long time ago that the deaf
were allowed to drive trucks. Are they
doing OK with their jobs as truck drivers?
Said an association of truck drivers:

Trucking companies have already had great success
with people who are deaf

 

This is great!

Some day we will see a deaf truck driver
delivering food to a deaf-owned restaurant.

 

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DeafDigest – 20 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 21, 2020

— suddenly deaf joins the deaf

Could a suddenly deaf adult feel comfortable
socializing with those that been deaf all
their lives? No, not always – yet there is
a movie – Sound of Metal. It portrays
a suddenly-deaf adult learning ASL and
feeling comfortable with these deaf groups.
Realistic? No. Impossible? It is possible
but not that easy.

 

— blue instead of white (or yellow)

White and yellow are the common colors
of hearing strobe lights, both for
hearing and for the deaf. But what
about blue strobe lights? The area
around Mount Rainier (in the state of
Washington) has problems dealing with
volcanoes. For that reason, the emergency
people are installing blue strobe lights
to alert residents of these volcanoes.
Why blue instead of white or yellow?
It has been felt that blue strobes would
attract the eyes of the deaf better
than white or yellow.

 

— deaf writer writes about hearing, not deaf

Deaf authors and writers tend to write about the
deaf, not about the hearing. DeafDigest editor
is no better – always writing about the deaf.
Well, deaf writer Genevieve Barr, who is said
to be a talented writer, was praised for writing
articles about non-deaf issues.

 

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DeafDigest – 20 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 20, 2020

— hearing people looking down on the deaf

A hearing engineer won an award from the
American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
His invention – a sign language glove
(that we have too many of these such
proposed gloves on the market). He said
sign language gloves will make hearing
people proud of the deaf instead of
looking down on the deaf. Really?

 

— CI engineer said CI is not perfect

A deaf man, who is a CI engineer (his
degree is in electronics engineering)
said CI is not perfect. One reason
is that CI does not function well
in noisy environments. This is his
goal – to make the CI more perfect.

 

— lipreading fun

Many deaf people are lipreaders. Again,
many deaf people hate to lipread or are
not good lipreaders. Whatever! There
is a new video game – Mega Mouth, which
suggests challenges for deaf lipreaders,
both good or bad or even those that hate
lipreading!

 

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DeafDigest – 19 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 19, 2020

— podcasts becoming ADA-headache for media providers

Podcasts are not captioned. This will lead to ADA
lawsuits. Already one deaf person is talking about
filing a lawsuit over these non-captioned podcasts.

 

— Beethoven learning sign language

Would Beethoven be given an opportunity
to learn sign language? Author Paul Griffiths
has written a fictional novel titled – Mr Beethoven.
It shows Beethoven traveling to USA to learn
sign language. And there is a twist – that he
would be taught Martha’s Vineyard Sign Language!
It is not the same as ASL, by the way. The
author is not deaf.

 

— Fresh to Deaf in Youngstown, Ohio

Tiffany Hamilton, who is deaf, owns a food stand
titled Fresh to Deaf, in Youngstown, Ohio.
She sells ready-to-go salads and other
healthy meal choices. Her most popular item
is a fruit drink that she mixes in a blender
and is called Sea Moss Water. She even sells
tamarind, an exotic African fruit. She admits
her business is a challenge because people
of Youngstown do not go for health-based
food but for traditional food.

 

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While Deaf U continues to be controversial,
Nyle said:
There Is No One Right Way To Be Deaf
He is correct.
………..
Covid-19 has made it difficult for deaf patients
in the hospice. This is what one hospice doctor
said – even with interpreters.
……….
Gabriela Lena Frank, who is deaf, described as profound,
is a pianist. She has won one of the highest awards given
a musician – the Heinz Award.
……….
A police officer, on his way to work, witnessed an
automobile accident in front of him. He got out of
his car and ran to the assistance of one of the
victims. Upon realizing the victim was deaf, the
officer used sign language to communicate with him.
The officer knew sign language because his son
was deaf! It took place in Portland, Oregon where
anti-cop feelings are high.
……….
Riz Ahmed played a fake-deaf role in the movie –
Sound of Metal. Critics said his deaf-acting
and deaf-signing roles were stunning. This still
does not explain why not case the real-deaf actor
in the first place?
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ORAL TEACHER KNOWING ASL!
    Historians know that Grace Coolidge, wife of past
president Calvin Coolidge, taught at Clarke School for
the Deaf before she married him.
    We all know that Clarke School teaches the oral
method, not ASL method.
    Yet, some historians said that she used ASL
with her family at the White House because she
wanted her conversations to be secret from the
nosey people.
    Is it possible that Grace secretly used ASL
in the Clarke classrooms? She knew she would be
fired if Clarke administration found out.
    We will never know.
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BETTER TO ADMIT DEAFNESS THAN TO ADMIT DIABETES?
    Paula Deen, hearing, is a famous hostess of her own
TV cooking shows. She just revealed to the world that
she has diabetes and that she hid it from public.
    Many people are very angry at her – they think
she is a hypocrite for encouraging us to eat
“dangerous” food.
    Many hearing people hide their hearing loss for
a long time – until they finally admit it. Are
people angry at them? No.
    Angry at Paula? Yes. Not angry at a late-deafened
person? No.
    Why? Good question!
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the deaf. Few? It is described as educational
settings for preschool, childcare, K-8, high
school and universities. This being said, we
have many such institutions for the deaf.
……….
After 47 years, Gallaudet is closing its
graduate School Counseling programs.
Reason is numbers – low enrollment,
costs to keep it running. Already
many people are shocked about it.
……….
Google has come up with a feature in
Android that sends texts for deaf users
when there is sound nearby. Examples
are dogs that bark, a baby that cries
and annoying tap noises.
……..
Silicone adhesive for see-thru masks?
This may be the 2nd generation Covid-19
masks, and if it works, it may greatly
help the deaf.
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A HATED LEADER OF THE DEAF
    A small deaf agency needed a new CEO but could not
  afford to pay a very high salary. A former CEO of another
  deaf agency was earning a very high salary but was not
  happy at that old job.
    He saw the job ad and applied for the job – at a very
  low salary. He was quickly hired and everyone thought they
  were lucky to find him at low salary.
    It was a trick. Every year he asked for a raise, and
  the board could not say no. Few years later, after few
  raises, his salary was higher than his old job.
    That made the board angry. As a result, he no longer
  became popular and was hated in the Deaf Community!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person introduced himself to a deaf person.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Hi, my name is Craig
The hearing person actually said:
Hi, my name is Graig
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Graig Nettles, a long time third base great of years
way back.
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DEAF, ONE TIME, THREE TIMES, FIVE TIMES
Many hearing people come to a deaf person and
say something, not knowing he is deaf.
A deaf person may say just once “deaf” and
the hearing person catches it.
A deaf person may say three times “deaf”
and it takes three times before hearing person
finally catches it.
Worst example is saying “deaf” five times
and hearing person still not catch it!
Why?
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As we are reading through captioning errors, we must also remember that in
realtime captioning, punctuation can sometimes inadvertently be omitted.
As the captioner is listening to the material to be captioned, it may not
always be clear where the punctuation is required until a few words later,
and then it may be too late for the captioner to insert it. Also,
sometimes just because of the speed at which someone is speaking, the
punctuation can be dropped.
Some examples of this would be:
The snow had begun to fall the temperature dropped.
There was no problem he said it was fixed.
He went to lunch bags were strewn about the cafeteria.
These should read:
The snow had begun to fall. The temperature dropped.
There was no problem. He said it was fixed.
He went to lunch. Bags were strewn about the cafeteria.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Settlement has been reached in the Cox $1 million winnings
in a TV game, that she pledged to Georgia School for the
Deaf and the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf – only to
have the winnings get dragged into her husband’s bankruptcy
case.
The creditors will get half whereas the rest will go to
the schools as promised.
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Nina Falaise, deaf all her life, was written up in a
British newspaper that profiled her long career in
ballet, both as performer and as instructor. As a
child she auditioned for a role at the Royal Ballet
School and was turned down, not because of her skills
but because of her deafness. It did not stop her from
a career in her chosen profession.
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DEAF, ONE TIME, THREE TIMES, FIVE TIMES
Many hearing people come to a deaf person and
say something, not knowing he is deaf.
A deaf person may say just once “deaf” and
the hearing person catches it.
A deaf person may say three times “deaf”
and it takes three times before hearing person
finally catches it.
Worst example is saying “deaf” five times
and hearing person still not catch it!
Why?

DeafDigest – 16 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 16, 2020

— the deaf and the family dining table

The deaf, for the most part, has been left
out of the hearing family dining table
conversation in the past. Hearing comments,
if the deaf ask questions are always this –
“never mind” or “it is not important.”
Nowadays, it is made worse when family
members wear masks, cutting off communications
almost completely.

 

— Microsoft’s Deaf Artificial Intelligence

In the past, Microsoft paid no attention to the
needs of the deaf. Right now, the Deaf Needs are
a priority with Microsoft, especially with
artificial intelligence. Microsoft admitted
that in the past, there was lack of information
regarding the deaf as an artificial intelligence
category. We will wait and see how it all
works out for the benefit of the deaf.

 

— ASL classes affected by Covid-19 for one reason

There are many hearing students that take ASL
classes on-line, likely via Zoom. A student
explained that Zoom prevents the feeling of
an ASL environment, limitations on viewing
body language that comes with signing,
and seeing closely these facial expressions.

 

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— useless robbery

A robbery was useless. A thief robbed a deaf man
of his Cochlear Implants. The thief is hearing and
does not need CI’s and would he think he can
make money selling the stolen devices on the
street? Anyway the police arrested him.

 

— another case of sudden deafness

DeafDigest editor has known of a man
who became deaf in middle of a telephone
conversation, and another man who went
to bed hearing and woke up deaf. And
now this, a woman became deaf while
walking. Sudden deafness cases are
always mysterious.

 

— entering doctor’s office is a horrible hassle

Doctors do not permit their patients to just
open the door to walk to their office. This
is due to Covid-19 concerns. One has to
use voice telephone to access the office.
And then to use Zoom to discuss medical
matters with the doctor. Said an angry
deaf patient:

always problems with technology – bad wifi
or screen scrambling around or screen
freezing up.

 

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— Deaf U reveals something very shocking

Some hearing people posted on the social media,
expressing their shock that Gallaudet, consisting
of deaf students, has a football team. These
hearing people do not realize that Gallaudet’s
football history is storied – first huddle,
one of nation’s oldest collegiate football
programs, several players moving on to pro
football (not NFL, though) and winning several
conference championships.

 

— hearing forced to learn sign language

For years, before Covid-19, two neighbors, one
deaf and one hearing, worked together on gardening
projects. Sign language was not necessary as
communication was done via lipreading, body language
and gestures. This has changed – the hearing gardener
had to learn sign language for communication purposes!

 

— number #1 rule with deaf employees

When employers hire the deaf, they must
realize the #1 rule – ADA, ADA and ADA.
This means accomodations, accomodations
and accomodations. A deaf employee was
fired – and the issue prior to the firing
was – did the employer look for
accomodations first? This is the issue
in an upcoming court case filed by the
fired deaf employee.

 

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— captioned news delayed for five hours

Could captioned news be delayed for five hours?
Yes, and the deaf people were happy about it!
Well, in 1973 (7 years before we finally got
our closed captions), the PBS converted
ABC News into open captions. This process
took five hours.

 

— big reason hearing kids sing songs in ASL

ASL education is pretty much commonplace in many
public high schools and colleges. But for
St. Damian Catholic School in Illinois, there
is a big reason the students use ASL to sing
songs. Because of school Covid-19 rules,
singing is not permitted. Instead, the music
teacher uses ASL with the kids to sing songs!

 

— battle won, but war is not yet won

The Forbes magazine ran this headline:

How The Deaf Community Challenged The White House—And Won

The corrected headline is this:
How The Deaf Community Challenged The White House—And Won the battle

Battles won does not mean the war is won; for some reason
the White House does not support interpreters and even
if the judge ruled in favor of us, the White House,
on other and future occasions, will still find ways
to avoid interpreters. An example is no interpreters
at the debates.

 

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— liking it, now hating it

When Deaf U came out, many people loved it,
now we are reading stories of how many
people now hate it. Can’t win!

 

— three-years only

A politician, campaigning to win his election,
promised the deaf that he would find funding
for three years to pay for interpreters.
Why three years? Why not permanent funding?

 

— mental health issues

This is a sad story. A hearing person had mental
issues, tried to tell the world, especially the
police that she is deaf and used fake-sign language
in an effort to prove her deafness! The woman’s
husband, who is not deaf, was helpless when trying
to take care of her.

 

 

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Nyle is continuing to pitch to networks and studios
these future deaf-only movies. He wants to remove
deafness as a stigma if these movies are successful.
………..
Michigan is looking for ASL-fluent poll workers
to help guide deaf voters.
……….
An interpreter being one of the few people to get
rave reviews in a TV interpreting role? This was
the headline in one newspaper. The correct header
should be:
All interpreters get rave reviews
……….
D.C. Goutoufas, who is deaf, is campaigning
for election as Hillsborough County (Florida) Property
Appraiser.
……….
An interpreter was featured in a newspaper
story, which said he earns $60,000 a year.
This is interesting, because most people
do not like to tell the public how much
money they earn in any job, interpreting
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TALKING TO SELF
Many hearing people talk to themselves?
There are some deaf people that sign to themselves.
It is embarrassing when hearing people look at
you, thinking you are crazy!
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A BOOK ON THE DEAF IN HOLLYWOOD
In 1988, former Gallaudet provost John S. Schuchman
wrote a book – Hollywood Speaks.
It was probably easier to write a book at that
time because we really did not have that too many
deaf actors and deaf actresses in Hollywood movies
and TV shows.
If someone wants to write a book right now about
the deaf in Hollywood, it will be very difficult
because there has been a big increase of deaf
actors since 1988.
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Dear Readers,
This will be my last blurb for DeafDigest.  It has been 10 years!
It was a pleasure educating and entertaining you all these years.
This COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted my comedy show.  I haven’t been
able to perform for an audience for a long time.
I am going to work on something new to entertain you!  It will be a
while!
Connect with me on Facebook at René the Unstoppable.
Thank you to the DeafDigest editor for the years I have shared with you!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
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Why did the return of a deaf character take place
in The Walking Dead? The producer Angela Kang
wanted to throw in a surprise. The deaf character
(played by deaf actress Lauren Ridloff) was
thought to be permanently off the future scripts,
but she came back few years later.
……….
Deaf people stay home because of Covid-19
and watch captions on videos and TV movies.
When Covid-19 ends in due time, open captions
will continue to be unavailable to them.
……….
Heather Bogdanoff Baker, who is deaf,
has been appointed to be a new trustee
with the  Northwestern University Board of
Trustees.
……..
A big question people are asking of Netflix:
when will Deaf U go into Netflix?
………
There is an executive order in New Hampshire
to require all police officers to undergo
training on how to communicate with the deaf.
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EVERYTHING AGAINST THE ASL DEAF?
Is everything against the ASL deaf? We
are talking about CI people, oral people,
Cued Speech people, Signing Essential
English people, lip-reading people, etc?
What does this say? That non-ASL
deaf people have their own serious problems
and try to attack the ASL deaf!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend introduced himself to a deaf person.
The deaf person thought hearing person said:
I am from Hartford.
The hearing person actually said:
I am from New Hartford
New Hartford is a town of some 22,000 people in
upper New York state
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MANY HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE FORGET THINGS
Hard of hearing people wear CI or hearing aids.
They take off CI at home and forget to put it back on
when they leave home for work.
It is same thing with hearing aid or with hearing
aid batteries.
It is often frustrating to be a hard of hearing person!
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Another way that stenocaptioners sometimes write quotation marks is
“KW-GS.” For some stenocaptioners, the steno “KW-S” is the word
“requests.” For some stenocaptioners, the steno “KW-G” is the word
“requesting.” Because these strokes are so close to one another, it is
possible for the captioner to misstroke them.
In realtime captioning, if you ever see the words “requests” or
“requesting” and they do not seem to make sense, try to mentally replace
them with quotation marks and see if that helps.
Some examples of this would be:
Napoleon Hill said, requests a goal is a dream with a deadline.”
He told his boss, requesting I will not make that mistake again.”
She asked, requests do you want me to come over today?”
These should read:
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He told his boss, “I will not make that mistake again.”
She asked, “Do you want me to come over today?”
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Sammy, who was deaf, was a football star at Hardin-Simmons
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Football League, Canadian Football League and played a
few games in minor league football.
He was one of the most publicized deaf collegiate
athletes during the late fifties.
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DeafDigest – 11 October 2020

SIGNING TO YOURSELF
Many hearing people talk to themselves?
There are some deaf people that sign to themselves.
It is embarrassing when hearing people look at
you, thinking you are crazy!

DeafDigest – 10 October 2020

MANY HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE FORGET THINGS
Hard of hearing people wear CI or hearing aids.
They take off CI at home and forget to put it back on
when they leave home for work.
It is same thing with hearing aid or with hearing
aid batteries.
It is often frustrating to be a hard of hearing person!

DeafDigest – 10 October 2020

EVERYTHING AGAINST THE ASL DEAF?
Is everything against the ASL deaf? We
are talking about CI people, oral people,
Cued Speech people, Signing Essential
English people, lip-reading people, etc?
What does this say? That non-ASL
deaf people have their own serious problems
and try to attack the ASL deaf!

DeafDigest – 09 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 9, 2020

— interruptions, arguments, yelling

The Preidential and the Vice Presidential
debates involved a lot of interruptions,
arguments and yelling. One thing went
wrong – deaf people knew nothing on what
was going on – for one reason – no
interpreters! Captions, yes, but again,
no interpreters. Whose fault – very
easy – the Commission on Presidential
Debates.

 

— a big Netflix question

Deaf U is already a media sensation. Everyone
talks about it. This leads to a big Netflix
question – will there be a Deaf U Season 2?
Keep in mind Netflix, some years back, had
a history with the Deaf Community as this
media giant refused to caption their
videos. We had to force them to caption, under
the pain of a lawsuit.

 

— a logo or a number code

A New Jersey legislator introduced a bill to
require state Motor Vehicle Commission to
affix either a logo or a number code to
indicate the drivers’ deafness. This would
make it easier for police officers to deal
with the deaf. A logo or a number code? This
would be the choice of the deaf driver.
What is your choice?

 

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DeafDigest – 08 October 2020

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— deaf can hear without CI or hearing aid

The ‘Monsterland’ Episode 3 (on Hulu network)
has featured Annie, who became deaf because
of an unfortunate incident. Later on, she
suddenly hears music and footsteps. At
this point, the program ends! Realistic
or not realistic?

 

— Google going into a new Deaf Project

Google is trying to detect sign language
shown in some videos – hoping it can
help communicate with hearing people whose
knowledge of sign language is zero.
Requires some very high level engineering
and programming knowledge.

 

— frustrations of non-ASL deaf professor in hearing college

A deaf professor, who is non-ASL, is being frustrated
by COVID-19. He depends on lip reading of students in
his classes, and is not able to get closer to them
to read their lips. As a result, his students ask
him less questions and offer less comments.

 

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DeafDigest – 07 October 2020

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— deaf attorney’s choice

Some deaf attorneys leave their professions
for different careers. Some deaf attorneys
stay with their profession until they retire.
Said one deaf attorney:

I suffer job discrimination but I ignore it and move on

 

— a new storefront in Frederick, MD

A new storefront in Frederick, MD, which
has a high deaf population, is Sisters in Style.
It is co-owned by Emilia Doudt and Nikki Reineck,
both of them deaf. It is a clothing boutique.

 

— deaf author tells public not to buy his book

Adam Pottle, who is deaf, wrote a book for
children – The Most Awesome Character In The World.
He was upset that the publisher drew up some
illustrations in the book that he felt was
racist. He asked the publisher to pull out
the book and the publisher refused. As a result,
he is telling the public not to buy his book.
Unusual? Yes!

 

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DeafDigest – 06 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 6, 2020

— employers that reject deaf do not explain why

Deaf people apply for jobs, knowing ADA is on their
side – yet they get rejected. And because of legal
issues, these employers do not have to explain
why they were turned down! In that case, ADA may
be possibly a joke in job hunting.

 

— a comment by a movie producer

Michael Madsen, not deaf, is a movie producer and he
made this comment:

I don’t like to make any character a villain

This is great – because his most recent production
involved a deaf character. In the past, many
movie producers would cast a deaf character as
an evil villain. Yes, times have changed, in
small steps.

 

— a rare deaf person in restaurant industry

there are always restaurant success stories in
that a hearing person would start out as a
dishwasher and then over the years become a
chef and then eventually as restaurant owner.
What about the deaf? Well, Ken Tan, who is deaf,
started his restaurant career as a dishwasher
but moved all the way to the top as restaurant
owner!

 

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DeafDigest – 05 October 2020

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— second deaf hotel 100 miles away

DeafDigest has mentioned frequently that Roberto
Wirth, a deaf man, owns Hotel Hassler in Rome,
ranked as one of the world’s best hotels. He has
taken over another hotel – Hotel Vannucci,
located in Città della Pieve, which is 100 miles
away from Rome, and is getting a big luxurious
upgrade.

 

— a person many deaf people hated was census consultant

Many deaf people hated Alexander Graham Bell because
of his anti-ASL, pro-oral advocacy – but way back
in 1900, US Census Bureau hired him as a consultant
on Deaf Questions with the census!

 

— Too much Zoom may be bad for the deaf

There was a report that too much Zoom may be
bad for the deaf. They get tired of concentrating
hard on lip reading and on ASL, especially when
the screen is somewhat blurry. Plus difficulty
in knowing when it is their turn to speak out on
Zoom!

 

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Top stories about the deaf:
Actor Timothy Olyphant is not deaf, but he appears
on the TV series – Fargo, Season 4, playing the
role of U.S. Marshal Dick ‘Deaf’ Wickware.
Why the Deaf nickname?
………..
Dollar Tree Distribution, Inc. has been sued for
discriminating against a deaf job applicant.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
is handling the case.
……….
Today’s census vs 1830’s & 1840’s census?
What is the difference? The 1830’s & 1840’s census
asked if there were people in the household that were
deaf, dumb, insane, and blind. Today’s census does
not ask these questions.
……….
Jadin Vereen, not deaf, is a human resource management
major at Francis Marion University in South Carolina.
Her main interest with that major is interesting –
using her ASL knowledge to help the workplace
more deaf-friendly!
……….
The presidential debate was lost on many deaf
viewers. This was the consensus.
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BADGE THAT SAYS DEAF
Some deaf people wear badges that say
this word DEAF.
They want to warn hearing people that
they must communicate with notes or by
easy gestures.
Worth it? Many deaf people prefer to
be invisible!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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TWO GROUPS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS OF THE DEAF
    Psychologists always disagree on many
things. It is the same with psychologists
that work with the deaf.
    One group of psychologists working with the
deaf would look on the deaf from a cultural
point of view. Another group of psychologists
that work with the deaf look on the deaf from
a medical and audiological point of view!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I wanted to watch the most recent presidential debate.  Captions on TV
were not gonna work for me!
I explored some other alternatives for  watching the debate live.
I found a way, I watched it online.
I used my ZoomText software to enlarge the screen and I
was able to fit the captioning within my monitor (22”) space.
A disadvantage was that I couldn’t see the faces of the two candidates.
At least I am educated and ready to VOTE!
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:
How was Beethoven able to compose the world’s best
music while he was deaf? Evelyn Glennie, a deaf
percussionist, who is considered the world’s best,
said that his inner ear for music is separate and
apart from his ability to hear!
……….
DeafDigest mentioned that there is a brother team
of hearing surgeon and deaf operating room assistant
at a hospital in Ohio. It was learned that the deaf
brother, when not busy helping his surgeon brother,
has been teaching ASL with the hospital staff.
……….
Nicaraguan Sign Language has been praised for
successfully evolving from Body Language movements
communicated by the deaf in the past to the
natural sign language (just like ASL) nowadays.
……..
Phillip Glen Reinbold, who is deaf, passed away.
The obit said he loved building hobby model kits
and have built up a collection of 2,000 of these
miniature airplanes, ships, automobiles, etc.
………
The case of sign languages in the Czech Republic
and Slovakia is interesting. In the past both
nations were part of Czechoslovakia and everyone
used the same sign language. But when this
nation split up into Czech Republic and
Slovakia, the sign language changed – one was
the Czech sign language and the other one
was Slovak sign language. Both became different
from each other.
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ASL IN DEAF SCHOOL AND ASL IN MAINSTREAMED SCHOOLS
Is ASL used by the deaf at deaf schools better
than ASL used by the deaf at mainstreamed programs?
Many deaf people would say yes, deaf school ASL
is better.
Not always true. There are many deaf school
students that don’t sign well and there are also
mainstreamed students that sign ASL beautifully!
Do not always assume one ASL is better than other.
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Lip reading tale
A deaf person was shopping for a new car.
He thought the hearing salesman said:
You can please the car
The hearing salesman actually said:
You can lease the car
note:
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this is a new feature. Do click on it from time to time
as the list is being expanded on a regular basis. Just
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MOST FRUSTRATING APPOINTMENT
A deaf person lives in a condominium where
it is impossible for someone to come to the
door and ring the bell.
He makes an appointment with a repairman. He
cannot tell you exactly what time he will arrive,
but says “between nine AM and noon.”
The deaf person sits in the lobby for three
hours waiting for the repairman to arrive. He
already tried to call you to postpone the
appointment, but you didn’t know about it.
Very frustrating
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Because there are no punctuation keys on the steno keyboard, over the
years court reporters and captioners have developed a number of ways to
write quotation marks.
If a captioner misstrokes quotation marks, it may be one of the hardest
errors to try to read through. One of the reasons is because there is less
uniformity in how captioners write quotation marks.
One of the more common ways is “KW-T.” The steno “K-T” for many captioners
is the word “account.” If you ever see the word “account” and it doesn’t
make sense, try mentally replacing it with quotation marks and see if you
can read through it.
Some examples of this would be:
She exclaimed, account Well, I’ve never heard of such a thing!”
He shouted, account We won! We won!”
Pablo Picasso said, account Give me a museum, and I’ll fill it.”
These should read:
She exclaimed, “Well, I’ve never heard of such a thing!”
He shouted, “We won! We won!”
Pablo Picasso said, “Give me a museum, and I’ll fill it.”
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DeafDigest – 04 October 2020

BADGE THAT SAYS DEAF
Some deaf people wear badges that say
this word DEAF.
They want to warn hearing people that
they must communicate with notes or by
easy gestures.
Worth it? Many deaf people prefer to
be invisible!

DeafDigest – 03 October 2020

MOST FRUSTRATING APPOINTMENT
A deaf person lives in a condominium where
it is impossible for someone to come to the
door and ring the bell.
He makes an appointment with a repairman. He
cannot tell you exactly what time he will arrive,
but says “between nine AM and noon.”
The deaf person sits in the lobby for three
hours waiting for the repairman to arrive. He
already tried to call you to postpone the
appointment, but you didn’t know about it.
Very frustrating

DeafDigest – 03 October 2020

ASL IN DEAF SCHOOL AND ASL IN MAINSTREAMED SCHOOLS
Is ASL used by the deaf at deaf schools better
than ASL used by the deaf at mainstreamed programs?
Many deaf people would say yes, deaf school ASL
is better.
Not always true. There are many deaf school
students that don’t sign well and there are also
mainstreamed students that sign ASL beautifully!
Do not always assume one ASL is better than other.

DeafDigest – 02 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 2, 2020

— Census Bureau suggests TTY/TDD line

The Census Bureau said the deaf people can
use the TTY/TDD line. A critic said it is
obsolete and many deaf people no longer
use this device, preferring to use relay
service.

 

— using ASL at 9 months old

There was a story of a 12-year old high IQ
genius, who is not deaf, and the family
was all hearing. The story said he could
understand and use ASL while at the age
of 9 months. Is this a fact story or an
exaggeration?

 

— a typical interpreting agency

Has Covid-19 impacted privately-owned
interpreting agencies? In the case of
one agency, business dropped to 25
percent of what it was before the
Covid-19 outbreak. This is not good.

 

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DeafDigest – 01 October 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 1, 2020

— Tampa Bay Lightning hockey goalie

Andrei Vasilevsky is the goalie with the Stanley
Cup-winning Tampa Bay Lightning team. His father
(same name) coached the national deaf Russian
hockey team that competed in the Winter Deaflympics.
The story today said that the father “knows” all
of the needed gestures perfectly.

Needed gestures – meaning hockey signs for
skate hard, check hard, move around,
freeze the puck, etc

or

something else (players’ private language)?

 

— less money to fund relay services

Pretty much not good news – that the FCC
has reduced from $1.58 per minute to $1.30
per minute (for the coming year and half)
to fund deaf relay services. Hope this
does not force our relay services to
go out of business. This is worrisome.

 

— Forbes Magazine says so

an article in the Forbes Magazine says:

Recognize obviously insulting terms and stop
using or tolerating them

First example was this – deaf and dumb for deaf
and non-speaking or non-verbal

 

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