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DeafDigest – 30 November 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 30, 2020

— eugenics illegal but will not pay victims

Today Japan said their old eugenics protection
law was unconstitutional, but would not pay
the victims. These deaf married couples could
not have children because of that old law,
and they have been very bitter about it.

 

— longest-serving deaf TV actress

We have great deaf actresses – Marlee Matlin,
Shoshannah Stern, Phyllis Frelich, Lauren
Ridloff, etc. But there was one great deaf
actress that served 30 years on a TV program.
Actresses normally don’t serve that so many
years but that that one did – and it was Linda
Bove, with PBS’ Sesame Street program!
DeafWest? She co-founded DeafWest with her
husband, actor Ed Waterstreet. DeafWest
continues as nation’s #1 deaf theatrical
group.

 

— almost by 2-3 inches instead of 2-3 feet

A deaf jogger was complaining that cyclists
would blow their horn or scream “get out of
the way” that he could not hear, and was
lucky when these cyclists whiz by him just by
2 or 3 inches. Do these cyclists realize that
if the jogger does not respond, he may possibly
be deaf! In almost all cases, no.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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DeafDigest – 29 November 2020

DeafDigest Gold – November 29, 2020

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Old Fogey

Strange Signing

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tallwoman/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/starting-at-bottom/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/owning-three-businesses/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafnews/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Toyota has installed a video communications line
to allow deaf customers to discuss matters with
a customer service representative.

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The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind will be
opening a new campus – at Decatur. This school
has branch campuses scattered across the state.

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Sam Houston, not deaf, was a famous solder and
politician in Texas in the 19th century. There
was a story that the death of Deaf Smith upset
Houston so much that he had to take a month leave
of absence from his normal activities.

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A past CPA/Tax Attorney had this nightmare –
that he was discussing a complicated case on
the telephone with an IRS agent and could not
hear everything that was spoken. He started to
lose his hearing as a teenager and didn’t deal
with it until it was too late.

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A job coach gave this advice for deaf
people seeking jobs – to do homework, meaning
knowing which employers will hire the deaf
and which won’t, despite ADA rules!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BRAGGING ABOUT OWNING THREE BUSINESSES

There are a few deaf people that brag
about owning three (or more) businesses.

Have to be careful about what they say.

Do they own three full time businesses?

Or do they own three part time businesses,
that total income equals one full time job?

They won’t tell you the truth if you
ask them.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/owning-three-businesses/

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DEAF AGENCY DIRECTORS
Almost every city has a deaf service agency. Some
deaf service agency directors are hearing; some
deaf service agency directors are deaf.
Makes no difference if the director is hearing or
deaf.
What surprises DeafDigest is that some directors
“know nothing” about national deaf news that are
hot. They know a lot about home town deaf news that
are hot, but not about national hot deaf news.
It is important that all directors keep up
with national hot deaf news because it may
affect their own home town deaf programs.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafnews/

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DeafDigest – 29 November 2020

BRAGGING ABOUT OWNING THREE BUSINESSES
There are a few deaf people that brag
about owning three (or more) businesses.
Have to be careful about what they say.
Do they own three full time businesses?
Or do they own three part time businesses,
that total income equals one full time job?
They won’t tell you the truth if you
ask them.

DeafDigest – 28 November 2020

DeafDigest Blue – November 29, 2020

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/everyday/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nationalleaders/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/embarrassed-in-kitchen/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-body-language/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf employee in a supermarket, upset over
getting complaints from customers because
of mask-communication issues, was about just
ready to walk off the job. This complaint
was written up in a newspaper story.

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The Austin (Texas) police department is making
an effort to reach out to the local deaf community.

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University of Tennessee hosting a workshop on
deaf-owned businesses and how they deal with
Covid-19 issues? Yes, this workshop took place
recently and the owners of these deaf-run
businesses said, yes, Covid-19 has impacted
on their normal business operations.

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Nothing has changed in South Dakota, as far as
educating the deaf is concerned. This is what one
newspaper said today.

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There was a story of mask saying “I am deaf” and
the person, wearing it, would approach the
supermarket clerk to ask which aisle has the
product wants to buy. The clerk, getting the
hint, would point at the aisle instead of
saying it out.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

MOST EMBARRASSING THING IN KITCHEN

For the deaf person that cooks his meals
in his home kitchen, there is a most
embarrassing thing.

It is when there is overheating and
the deaf person did not know that the
fire alarm went off – and the neighbors
come to the door!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/embarrassed-in-kitchen/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing gardener instructed his deaf employee
to perform a task.

The deaf employee thought his boss said:
Please place plants on the table

The boss actually said:
Please place plates on the table

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

THE DEAF AND THE BODY LANGUAGE

Do deaf people have their own body language
that is different from those of hearing
people.

DeafDigest editor thinks so. He has seen
deaf people in restaurants or at stores
using their own body language that is not
the same as hearing!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-body-language/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In order to understand some captioning errors, it might be helpful to look
at how captioners differentiate between long and short vowels. This is the
most common method, but there are other methods because of different steno
theories that have been learned by some captioners.

Short Long
A AEU
O OE
E AOE
U AOU
EU AOEU (This is the letter I)

If a captioner were to make a mistake in differentiating long and short
vowels, it can totally change the word.

Some examples of this would be:
He asked the waiter for his cheek.
He put his cards in a pill.
She was mueling over the plan.

These should be:
He asked the waiter for his check.
He put his cards in a pile.
She was mulling over the plan.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf artist Hideto Noritomi, of Kumamoto City in Japan,
featured his art works at an art gallery in the same city.

His exhibit includes 63 oil paintings; he was taught orally,
but signed on the sly. He has lived in USA and then in France
before coming back home.

His message for his deaf friends is this:

I want you to be proud of being Deaf and of using sign language

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Bill Furman, who is deaf but wears hearing aids, and is the
Centre County Sheriff’s Deputy and a constable in Pennsylvania,
is currently locked into a bitter lawsuit with the state police.
In order to be certified for his local law enforcement position,
he needs to attend training classes hosted by state police.
They told him he cannot attend classes and Bill is angry.

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DeafDigest – 28 November 2020

MOST EMBARRASSING THING IN KITCHEN
For the deaf person that cooks his meals
in his home kitchen, there is a most
embarrassing thing.
It is when there is overheating and
the deaf person did not know that the
fire alarm went off – and the neighbors
come to the door!

DeafDigest – 27 November 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 27, 2020

— Bad TV sitcom script; deaf-hearing date

According to a bad “The Big Bang Theory” script,
Raj, who knew no sign language, asked out a
deaf woman on a date. In hopes of making
communications easier, he asked a third person
to come on the date as the “interpreter” despite
not really knowing sign language at all. Raj
could have simply brought with him a notepad
and a pen to communicate with the deaf date.

 

— people start to notice something missing

Nowadays, people, both deaf and hearing, are
noticing something – that they had not noticed
in the past – a missing interpreter, especially
during Covid-19 press conferences. Possibly
the past missing White House interpreter started
people to notice this thing! Yes, the White
House finally had an interpreter at its
latest conference.

 

— a wedding forced to be postponed

An interpreter planned to get married one
day. That wedding was postponed – because
of a last minute interpreting assignment.
It was her second postponement for that
same reason. Fortunately she finally
got married later on, on her third
and successful attempt.

 

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

11/22/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 26 November 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 26, 2020

— tall stage tables (lecterns) maybe not deaf friendly

According to New Horzions (the magazine published
by Deaf Seniors of America) deaf ASL speakers
using lecterns (tall stage tables) may not be
deaf-friendly. These lecterns may prevent
deaf in audience from seeing clearly these
ASL signs. Board member Renwick Dayton came
up with a solution, using his carpentry skills
to make new lecterns much more deaf friendly.
Thank you, Dayton!

 

— Minneapolis tells cops to be “aware”

Minneapolis has allowed cops to enter a house
without knocking on the door if they suspect
criminals trying to hide themselves. What
about deaf occupants of a house that the cops
are trying to enter? The city says that
the police should be “mindful” that the occupants
may be deaf and cannot hear the knocks. Scary?
Very much so. Cops may not realize deaf homes
may have door flashing buttons and may overlook
it or older dogs that may not respond to knocks!

 

— CI abuse or not a CI abuse

Is it CI abuse if a deaf child is forced to use this
device even if the processor causes pain? This is
what a newspaper story today said!

 

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

11/22/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 24 November 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 25, 2020

— state requires police officers to pass exam about the deaf

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement requires all
police officers to take and pass an exam about the
deaf. If they do not pass, they cannot get peace
officer license!

 

— deaf engineer oversees manufacturing of a military ship

Tony Madalena, who is deaf, is the director of operations
of a ship building factory which is manufacturing a
secret military ship. His job is to see that the
manufacturing steps are going smoothly on a day to
day basis. He was profiled today in a big story.

 

— Mozzeria is not dead

Mozzeria is not dead even though its San Franciso
restaurant closed up, as mentioned a couple of
times in DeafDigest. There is a Mozzeria food
truck that sells exactly the same types of pizza
that the restaurant used to serve. Operating
a brick and mortar restaurant is completely
different from operating a food truck – worrying
about parking spots, worrying about the health
of the engine, worrying about the weather,
worrying about the traffic gridlock, etc, etc.

 

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

11/22/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 24 November 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 24, 2020

— hearing people badly need video call captions

It is not just the deaf that badly need video
call captions. It is also the hearing – for
the reason that audio may be bad or audio-only
headphones are not available or that the videos
are made in a noisy environment. So, video captions
is a win-win for both the deaf and the hearing!

 

— Yes, we have ADA but there is a problem

Covid-19 has forced applicants to apply for
jobs on-line. A deaf applicant said she has
to put down the word – deaf – on all on-line
applications so that voice-only interviews
cannot be conducted. As a result, she has not
received a single phone call. How will
ADA attorneys deal with it – another series
of lawsuits!

 

— Deaf Ear in Wisconsin

There is a store in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, called
the Deaf Ear. Deafness? No, this store sells
musical records (VHS tapes to vinyl records
and others). Why the Deaf Ear? Is it because
loud music may make music-lovers deaf?

 

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DeafDigest – 23 November 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 23, 2020

— first time ever deaf contestant

Abigail Heringer, who is deaf, will appear on
The Bachelor TV program. A resident of Portland,
OR, she is employed by an ad agency.

 

— a reason for shortage of see-through masks

There is a serious shortage of see-through masks,
which would have benefitted the deaf. Reason is
lack of factory workers with these needle-and-thread
skills!

 

— Deaf Turkey at Jennie-O Turkey Store

Many people need help and advice in preparing
turkeys for Thanksgiving. The Jennie-O Turkey Store
has a hotline (1-800-TURKEYS) for those that
need help. Deaf Turkey? Yes, Hadassah Patterson,
who is deaf, is a chef and knows sign language.
Deaf people can contact her for help – but an
appointment must be set up in advance. What is
the procedure to set up this sign language
appointment? Do not know since the announcement
wasn’t too clear about it.

 

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

11/22/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 22 November 2020

DeafDigest Gold – November 22, 2020

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Old Fogey

Deaf Club Entrance

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-deaf-club-entrance/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/describing-dumplings/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cafe-table/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tallwoman/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/starting-at-bottom/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A linguist said:
This gradual acceptance of ASL as a foreign language
prompts the question:

is American Sign Language, or any form of sign language,
a real language?

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Zoom captions have been going on for some time,
and yet complaints continue to pour in regarding
time lag – between the spoken word and the captioned
word. And things are not getting any better with it,
according to critics.

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A Coda was interviewed in a newspaper story.
The Coda said she had problems communicating
with her deaf parents – but pretty much was
exposed to the Deaf Community because of
parents’ friends.

She probably had problems expressing herself
in sign language but had no problems understanding
what deaf people said.

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LSU Health Shreveport is now training physicians
on how to help deaf patients.

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Worksman Cycles is the nation’s oldest bicycle-maker
company, and it is located in South Carolina. There
was a story in the newspapers of that company having
quite a few deaf employees, fixing, making and repairing
these bicycles.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

FOLLOWING A TALL HEARING WOMAN WITH GRAY HAIR
This is a true story. A deaf man was riding on the
metro subway. He sees the same hearing woman every day;
she is tall and she has a grey hair. They both get off
at the same station. They both also do not know each
other.
One time, the metro station train broke down.
There was so much confusion. All passengers were ordered
to get off at one station. The deaf man does not know
what was going on and he decided to keep his eye on that
same tall, grey haired woman, and follow her around. She
hops on an emergency bus and he follows her. That
emergency bus takes them both to their train station.
That tall gray haired woman saved the deaf man’s day.
In a big crowd, it was easier to find the tall gray hair
woman, as she was taller than everyone.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tallwoman/

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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.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/starting-at-bottom/

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DeafDigest – 21 November 2020

DeafDigest Blue – November 22, 2020

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/newspapers/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/everyday/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nationalleaders/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Rorri Burton, who owns her Pro Bono ASL
interpreting agency in Long Beach, CA
has become a Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
contestant on TV.

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A deaf owner of a small jewelry business
said, in a posting, that after some
struggles at the start, her business
is taking off. She has lamented lack of
knowledge and experience with media.

……….

In an interview with Variety newspaper
Nyle DiMarco gave suggestions on how
Hollywood could help with opportunities
for deaf and the disabled that seek
employment in the entertainment field.

……..

Where the Buffalo Roam, a digital production
company, is featuring a deaf hockey player
in animated action, showing the audience
how deaf athletes use four remaining senses
while participating in a competitive sport.

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Does the field of architecture accept
deaf and disabled architects as peers?
No; this is what one such architect
said in an interview.

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EVERYDAY WE KNOW WE ARE DEAF

Do hearing people know they are hearing
every day? Don’t know.

But deaf people know they are deaf every
day. Deaf people depend on devices; deaf people
depend on their eyes all the time. And deaf
people go to Starbucks and always point at
the coffee on the sign on the wall.

And so on.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was chatting with a deaf person
and was pointing at a third person.

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
This is understand

The hearing person actually said:
This is Anderson

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NOT KNOWING WHO ARE OUR LEADERS
Years ago many deaf people knew who Mac Norwood
(captioned movies) was, who Boyce Williams
(voc rehab services), Fred Schreiber (NAD) was.
Times have changed. Do we know who the important
deaf people in federal government are?
Sad to say, no!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/nationalleaders/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

This week our nation will celebrate a holiday when we can slow down and
reflect on the many blessings we have in our lives.

As a profession, court reporters and realtime captioners have much to be
grateful for. Although many of us have struggled as our nation has
struggled financially, for the most part, realtime court reporters are
still able to find employment. They have skills and talents that are
necessary to record and communicate important messages in our virtual
world.

I personally am very thankful for the hard work of the realtime captioners
who bring us newscasts, sporting events, and other live broadcasts. Much
of their work must be done when others of us choose to spend time with our
families and friends.

Most sporting events take place on the weekends, and newscasts are often
during dinnertime or at bedtime for many of us. There are live events that
must be captioned on holidays. When a disaster strikes or an emergency
takes place, captioners must be there at all hours of the day and night.
Thank you to all of you who have worked hard over the years to bring
access via captioning and CART to people across America.

For all of you who read steno, may I take this opportunity to say
HAP/PEU/THAPBGS/TKPWEUFG
And for those of you who do not read steno, Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A deaf man in a Terp magazine!

A terp magazine published by the RID? No.

It is a magazine published by the University of
Maryland. The university mascot is the Terrapin,
hence the abbreviation – Terp.

Anyway, Dr Steven Rattner, a deaf dentist, with a
huge clientele in the Washington, DC area, was
profiled in the magazine. He graduated from
University of Maryland in 1977.

It is a rarity that a deaf person would be profiled
in a hearing college magazine.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Deaf travelers in Europe should no longer have problems
crossing borders next year. All they need is an identification card.

Agreement regarding a single identification card was thrashed out
among leaders in the European disabled community. One such leader
is Deaf European parliamentarian Adam Kosa of Hungary.

note:
This has changed, maybe a bit, because of Brexit
restricting travel to and away from Great
Britain. Time will tell.

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— a choice by a hungry deaf driver

All drivers get hungry, and many of them go through
drive-thru to pick up quick, fast food. For a deaf
driver, it is a big choice. Risk humiliation by
drive-thru window person that refuses to serve
them – or – to look for an open parking
spot and to walk into the fast food restaurant
to place an order. Either choice is a hassle!

 

— highly qualified, MBA marketers that do not know the deaf

Many universities offer MBA programs for hearing people
that want to succeed in the business world. Almost all
of these programs do not explain how to deal with deaf
customers. There are some deaf people that have money
to spend – yet are being ignored when they want to
shop for something!

 

— remembering Mozzeria

A story today felt bad that Mozzeria (San Francisco)
has closed up. It was mentioned in DeafDigest last
week. In a story that came up today, it was learned
that the deaf owners practiced making pizzas for two
years until it became perfect. Also that they
traveled to Italy to learn how the perfect pizzas
are being made. Plus before the restaurant was
opened, a deaf electrician, deaf wood refinishers
and a deaf woodworker and deaf artists were all
hired to get things ready before the opening
nine years ago.

 

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— lies told by drive-in employee

An employee at a fast food drive-in refused to
serve a deaf customer, saying he had to order
through the voice kiosk. He posted this incident
on the facebook, and the company apologized
to him. The employee said he was too busy
to read the order written on a piece of paper.
Too busy to read the order which read as
cheeseburger with fries and coke! The employee
said the deaf driver was blocking traffic
behind him. Actually it was just one car
behind the deaf driver!

 

— Twitter finally realizing they discriminate against deaf

Twitter has come up with disappearing tweets, voice-only
chats, voice-only tweets. After realizing how discriminatory
their innovations have become, they’re putting a temporary
stop, trying to find ways to satisfy the deaf.

 

— a confusing story

A newspaper story, in part, said:

Recent Deaf and is fluent in American Sign Language

It is puzzling and confusing. People who became
recently deaf normally struggle with the learning
of signs for quite some time. Some eventually
become fluent; some struggle with it for life.
And the word – recent – is also vague. Recent
as if it happened few days ago, or last year
or few years ago?

 

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— from deaf work environment to hearing work environment

A deaf person said deaf work environment is much different
from hearing work environment. In a deaf work environment,
it is easy to take for granted – interpreters, captions,
devices, person to person communications, etc. Not always
that so in a hearing work environment. What this means
is that the deaf person must advocate for himself on
his needs!

 

— reality TV’s first deaf contestant remembers something

Christy Smith became reality TV’s first deaf contestant
when she competed on the Survivor program in 2003.
During the daytime she was able to figure things out
by lipreading, but when it was dark, the contestants
would not make things easier for her; shutting her
out during private conversations!

 

— SFVSC vs RIT

The stakes were pretty much high in 1966 when
Congress proposed a new technical university
for the deaf. Several colleges competed for
this honor; the top two contenders were
RIT and SFVSC. RIT won and established the
NTID. SFVSC? It was San Fernando Valley
State College, which changed its name to
CSUN. While disappointed, CSUN moved on and
has grown to become the nation’s third
leading university serving the deaf, after
Gallaudet and RIT.

 

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— conversation books

Centuries ago, some deaf people used conversation
books to communicate with the hearing. What is the
difference between conversation books and notebooks?
Same thing, just that years ago people called it
conversation books, not notebooks!

 

— advocate’s fact or falsehood

An advocate (not in USA) said that lack of
sign language recognition in his nation
is the reason why many deaf people are
unemployed. DeafDigest says this comment
is a falsehood. Hearing employers do not
hire the deaf, not because of lack of
sign language recognition, but because
they are afraid to communicate with
the deaf.

 

— deaf helping the hearing

Normally deaf groups help the deaf, but
this deaf group – Deaf Ladies of Pleasanton
(California) has been formed with a purpose
– to help the hearing. To be more specific,
helping the local firefighters. This group
was profiled in a newspaper story.

 

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— NOAA’s Deaf Slogan

The NOAA, which oversees the weather, has come
up with a Deaf Slogan. It says:

See a flash, dash inside

In other words, if one sees something flash in
the sky, just run indoors.

 

— the Dummy Hoy code

A baseball historian said the umpires used the
Dummy Hoy code – meaning hand signals that are
still used in baseball (and softball). The
historian said:

It worked so well, that umpires adopted the system
permanently

This Dummy Hoy code phrase is no longer used.

 

— Alien Sign Language

Alien Sign Language? It is not a joke according
to space scientist Douglas Vakoch, not deaf.
He is sending messages into space, hoping to
reach aliens – by some different languages,
including sign language. ASL? Or international
sign language? Don’t know.

 

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DeafDigest – 15 November 2020

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/hotel/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Quarry Lane School has won a grant from MIT
to develop an electronic device that would help
the deaf players during basketball games.
The question is – do deaf basketball players
need such a device?

………..

A hospital staff participated in a workshop
provided by a Rotary Club on how to deal
with the deaf as well as to understand
Deaf Culture.

……….

In a newspaper article, Starbucks was praised
for accommodating the deaf via one drive in.
Starbucks just happened to have a hearing
person that knows ASL. That story did not
say what would have happened if no one knew
ASL at that time. So, basically it is a
matter of a case by case basis (or rather
drive-in by drive-in basis).

……….

The Ruderman Family Foundation, which pushes
for diversity in Hollywood, has given its
seal of approval for “Gray’s Anatomy” for
casting deaf actress Shoshannah Stern
as the deaf doctor Dr. Lauren Riley.

………………

A big issue has surfaced among estranged
deaf parents of deaf children – what is the
best way to educate their deaf children!

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ORDERING CHINESE DUMPLINGS
A deaf person ordered Chinese dumplings
at a restaurant.

The dumplings were served by the waiter,
who immediately left the table.

A group of hearing people at the next
table ordered the same thing. The
waiter served these dumplings and
pointed his finger to each dumpling,
explaining what it is – pork dumpling,
chicken dumpling, cheese dumpling,
beef dumpling, etc.

The waiter did not want to explain
to the deaf person.

Discrimination?

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PAGING ACROSS THE CAFE TABLE?
There was a newspaper story about a cafe in HCM City in
Vietnam that is popular with deaf people.
These deaf people communicate with each other while
sipping tea.
They do not communicate with each other by sign
language. They communicate with each other with their
own cell phone pagers!
Why?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cafe-table/

note:
Years ago, it was a fad among Gallaudet students,
that they would communicate via texts, not via
ASL, across the dining table! The Gallaudet
Dean of Student Life wasn’t too happy about it.

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DeafDigest – 15 November 2020

ORDERING CHINESE DUMPLINGS
A deaf person ordered Chinese dumplings
at a restaurant.
The dumplings were served by the waiter,
who immediately left the table.
A group of hearing people at the next
table ordered the same thing. The
waiter served these dumplings and
pointed his finger to each dumpling,
explaining what it is – pork dumpling,
chicken dumpling, cheese dumpling,
beef dumpling, etc.
The waiter did not want to explain
to the deaf person. Discrimination?

DeafDigest – 14 November 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:

Halloween has come and gone. Next year
there will be another Halloween. Terry Cullen,
who is deaf, was praised in a newspaper
story for creating the creepiest house
in the neighborhood. They have said he
is the best with these creepy houses!

……….

A deaf mother of a murder victim filed a
lawsuit accusing the police department and
the state attorney (Florida) of not providing
her with an interpreter during proceedings.
The federal court dismissed part of her
lawsuit.

……….

California’s Kern County will pay a deaf woman
$150,000 as a result of her lawsuit against
the sheriffs that arrested her but refused
to provide her with an interpreter.

……..

Two hearing women, riding a bus, taunted
a deaf passenger because of her deafness.
They were arrested and accused of hate
crime, based on disability.

………

A question was thrown in for discussion at the
virtual Beer Culture Summit, hosted by The Chicago
Brewseum center. The question is – how could
small businesses be deaf-accessible?

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HOW MANY TIMES IT HAS HAPPENED

How many times it has happened that you write
a note for a hearing person to read – and the
hearing person acts strange.

You then realize the hearing person is
illiterate!

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Lip reading tale

A deaf man and a hearing man were talking
about politics.

The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
There is a cap between income and expenses

The hearing man actually said:
There is a gap between income and expenses

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AMERICAN AND BRITISH NEWSPAPERS
DeafDigest editor looks for deaf news in newspapers
every day. There have been many, many, many deaf news
in British newspapers, but few deaf news in USA
newspapers.
Why? Is it because British newspapers like to write
about the deaf while American newspapers don’t?
No. More and more American newspapers go out of
business; many American newspaper reporters are
laid off. As a result, fewer and fewer American deaf
stories.
British newspapers are different.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In reading through captioning errors, it might help to look at long and
short vowels. The only vowel keys on the steno keyboard are A, O, E, and
U. The E and U are depressed together to get the letter I. These are
generally thought to be the short vowels.

In order to get a long vowel sound, there are a couple of different
methods that captioners use. The most common way to get long vowels is by
adding other vowels to go with those vowels.

For example, the short A sound would just be written with the letter A.
However, the long A sound may be written with the letters AEU. If the
captioner makes a mistake in writing a long or a short vowel, it can
change the word.

Some examples of this would be:
He used many colors of pants on the project.
She backed the pies.
They ate stacks and baked potatoes.

These should be:
He used many colors of paints on the project.
She baked the pies.
They ate steaks and baked potatoes.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned Diego Lombana
Franceschi, a deaf man, being elected to a
legislative body in Panama but that information
on him was insufficient.

It surfaced this week that he took part in a
TV program in Panama – Face to Face, explaining
his role as substitute deputy legislator. He
is 24 years old and has claimed to have introduced
eight bills, one of these which became law.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Captain Susan Culin, not deaf, is the Commander of the Fairfax
County Police Department’s Traffic Division in Virginia.

She implied that driving while signing is distracted driving.
She made the implication at a recent Q and A online session.

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HOW MANY TIMES IT HAS HAPPENED
How many times it has happened that you write
a note for a hearing person to read – and the
hearing person acts strange.
You then realize the hearing person is
illiterate!

DeafDigest – 13 November 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 13, 2020

— refrigerator installer mostly speaks Spanish

DeafDigest editor had a delivery of a new
refrigerator in his residence today. The installer
crew struggled with English and wore facemasks.
How did communication go beautifully? One of
the installers was able to use easily understandable
gestures to make communications go smoothly.
It is unfortunate that most hearing people cannot
gesture well, but that one installer did!

 

— sad news; nation’s #1 deaf restaurant closes up

Mozzeria (in San Francisco) has closed up, citing
Covid 19 that hurt the business. It is not to be
confused with Mozzeria (in Washington, DC) as
both restaurants are operated by different
management groups. San Francisco’s Mozzeria has
had a great run, surpassing the 5-year benchmark
where 80 percent of new restaurants fail within
that time span. A deaf food critic said Mozzeria’s
dishes were one of the best.

 

— eight different ways to accommodate the deaf

Many employers scream they just cannot accommodate
the deaf, thus inviting themselves into unwanted
ADA lawsuits. According to an agency that
advocates hiring the deaf, there are eight different
ways to accommodate the deaf. These are – apps,
captions, text to speech, speech to text,
interpreters, texts, and to be so old fashioned
but so effective – note pads and whiteboards,
(or even blackboards)! What is our ninth
and tenth accommodation – very possibly many more
others that we’ve overlooked!

 

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— difference between certified interpreter and qualified interpreter

What is the difference between a certified interpreter
and a qualified interpreter? Certified means RID
approval of their interpreting skills. Qualified means
very capable but not RID-certified. Does it mean
a certified interpreter is better than a qualified
interpreter? No. There are many great interpreters
that, for reasons of their own, do not seek
certification from RID. If the interpreter is
bad, then he probably is not RID certified, much
less being a qualified interpreter. Confusing?
Yes.

 

— Deafness may be the reason for some games not great

Game developers are always looking for ways to make
their video games more dazzling and more sensational.
This may stop – especially with these 3D audio
games. They are aware that deaf gamers may be at
a disadvantage trying to play 3D games which depend
on sound and may be difficult to caption. As a
result, some game developers stay away from these
dazzling games! No one wants ADA lawsuits hanging
over their heads.

 

— interpreter’s angry comment

An interpreter plays competitive softball.
His teammates mocked him for working as an
interpreter. The angry interpreter told them
that it was deaf baseball players of years
way back that helped develop baseball signals
being used by umpires and understood by these
anti-deaf hearing softball players!

 

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— deaf-owned business shown on Netflix

Streetcar 82 Brewing Co, a popular deaf-owned
beer garden in Hyattsville, MD, is being shown
on Netflix. While the bartenders are deaf, just
almost all of the patrons are hearing. DeafDigest
editor stopped at the crowded garden on Saturday,
looking for any deaf patrons and found none!

 

— a Derrick Coleman update

Derrick Coleman, who has been out of football for
some time, is being given a tryout by the Las
Vegas Raiders. He was the third deaf player in
NFL history. We shall wait and see if the Raiders
will sign him to a free agent contract.

 

— safety is a priority, but what about the deaf

Everyone talks about safety (fire escapes, emergencies,
etc). Architects all talk about site evacuation
systems, but do they really take a deaf person in
consideration? An example; a deaf person may be
in the rest room when an emergency alerting system
goes off. Not all rest rooms have alerts. It
was a big point DeafDigest editor brought up when
a safety expert gave a lecture at a workshop – he
just has never thought of the deaf at all!

 

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DeafDigest – 10 November 2020

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— fifty percent, true or false

A report said that 50 percent of police officer
incidents involve the deaf and the disabled.
Who said that – American Justice advocates!
Let us change the question around – would the
police still attack them if they knew these
people were either deaf or disabled? If the
deaf person repeatedly pointed to his ear
and shouted “deaf, deaf, deaf” would the
attack still take place?

 

— pros and cons of some election issues

Many hearing people do not understand some
election issues. At least they can listen
to what candidates have to say about these
issues. Yes, there are some deaf people
that do not understand these same election
issues – but more often than not, they do not
have someone telling these these pros and cons
of these issues! And when candidates are vague,
then it is not easy for interpreters to explain
clearly these vague issues!

 

— a very bored Prince Philip

Prince Philip, the husband of England’s Queen
Elizabeth, was described by a British newspaper,
to be a bored person – and that his boredom has
led to many insulting comments. One such insult,
years ago, was telling the deaf they became
deaf because they listened to a loud, rock music!

 

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DeafDigest – 09 November 2020

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— problem with captions during Covid-19

Deaf people get captions – but there is a problem.
Captions are not perfect – one reason for it is
background noise. Hearing people know the
background noise. Deaf people don’t. What this
means is perfect captions is a long way from
becoming a reality.

 

— Rosie the Riveter

From time to time we read of tales of Rosie the
Riveter, the female factory heroes during the
World War II years. What about Deaf Rosie
the Deaf Riveter? DeafDigest thinks we have
had these Deaf Rosies, just that no one
writes up about them. There is one, right
now, a hearing granddaughter said that her
deaf grandmother was the Deaf Rosie the
Deaf Riviter, and considered a success in
a male-oriented factory (in the state of
Washington).

 

— finger-pointing at a direction

There was a headline that said:
AI Could Soon Give Speakers Directional Voice Detection

What about the deaf?

ASL interpreters, especially at a round-table
conference are always pointing fingers at the
hearing person that spoke up on an issue. The
problem is that the deaf person needs to turn
his head to see who was speaking up – and by the
time the deaf person looks at the interpreter
again, he is probably 2 sentences behind.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

People never tire of reading about Beethoven
who was said to have composed his best music
after he became deaf. A Beethoven historian
said his best music took place because he
suffered so much. Really?

………..

Tracie Cascio Snow is the new president (CEO)
of Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.

……….

Are Smart Watches for the deaf really
Smart Watches? There are already complaints
that app does not work or takes too long
to notify the deaf of noises around them.

……….

An activist said, in a newspaper story:

the Struggles of Voting While Deaf

………..

Princeton University continues to refuse to
certify ASL as an approved language requirement.
There was a big article in the campus newspaper
about this issue.

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13 PEOPLE AT A DEAF CLUB EVENT
In a small town, 13 people showed up at a
deaf club event.

The club officers were thrilled, saying
it is a big attendance.

But if it was in a big city, then 13
people showing up would be a big
disappointment!

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A DEAF BANQUET IN YEAR 1943
In 1943, a deaf organization hosted a banquet for
its members at a hotel conference room.
The hotel staff removed the carpeting for the banquet.
Why was the carpeting removed?
Because the hotel people knew that deaf people liked
to feel the vibrations with the music. With carpet,
vibrations are impossible.
Hotels won’t do it any more today!

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RiverWalk Village, a new apartment building
in St George, Utah, has been advertising
their units as “full ADA” which is somewhat
of a different way of saying they are
ADA-compliant.

……….

Northwest Wireless Enterprises, LLC, which sells
T-Mobile devices, has been penalized $175,000
for discriminating against a deaf employee.
This lawsuit was brought on by the EEOC.

……….

Description of Covid-19 rules

A perfect description of Covid-19 rules
is this newspaper headline:

How the deaf are navigating a masked world

……..

Shayla Jackson, who is deaf, is the Miss Georgia Teen
USA. She was interviewed for a story in People magazine.

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It has happened among interpreters in USA; now it is
happening in Australia – that an interpreting agency
is broke, because of embezzlement of funds. Arrest
has been made in this case.

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LONG LINE OF DEAF PEOPLE WAITING FOR HOTEL BUS
True story about 40 years ago. At a national
deaf basketball tournament, a bus brought deaf
fans from the hotel to the tournament gym.
One night after the games were over, there
was a long line of deaf people waiting for the
bus.
They waited for almost one hour before the
bus finally arrived.
Why was the wait long? Because the tournament
committee was broke and had no money. The bus
drivers wanted to be paid first or they won’t
pick up deaf fans!

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A deaf person was complaining about being cheated
by someone.

He thought the hearing person said:
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The hearing person actually said:
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ONE POUND OR ONE PIECE
A deaf man went to a butcher shop and
ordered one pound of Italian sausage.

He pointed “one” with his finger and
mouthed the words – one pound.

The clerk just gave him one piece.
The deaf person said “one pound, not
one piece”.

The hearing clerk just nodded and
smiled!

Did the clerk freeze up, and was
smiling to cover it up?

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we have been looking at how stenocaptioners write vowels, since the
only vowels on the keyboard are A, O, E, and U, we have seen that the
captioner depresses the E and U at the same time with the right thumb to
get an I.

If the captioner depresses the A and O at the same time with the left
thumb, that is generally the “oo” spelling or sound. If the captioner were
to miss either the A or the O, it can totally change the word being
captioned.

Some examples of this would be:
Her number was in his black back.
She went down a very crocked path.
The water temperature was warm in the pal.

These should be:
Her number was in his black book.
She went down a very crooked path.
The water temperature was warm in the pool.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Gerald Buckley, who is deaf, is the new president
of NTID. His first day on the job as president
will be January 1, 2011.

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DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that Jane Cordell, a deaf
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Kazakhstan withdrawn when the government learned of her
deafness.

She appealed and it was ruled against her, citing the
excessive costs (?240,000) to provide her with oral
interpreters.

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DeafDigest – 08 November 2020

13 PEOPLE AT A DEAF CLUB EVENT
In a small town, 13 people showed up at a
deaf club event.
The club officers were thrilled, saying
it is a big attendance.
But if it was in a big city, then 13
people showing up would be a big disappointment!

DeafDigest – 07 November 2020

ONE POUND OR ONE PIECE
A deaf man went to a butcher shop and
ordered one pound of Italian sausage.
He pointed “one” with his finger and
mouthed the words – one pound.
The clerk just gave him one piece.
The deaf person said “one pound, not
one piece”.
The hearing clerk just nodded and
smiled!
Did the clerk freeze up, and was
smiling to cover it up?

DeafDigest – 06 November 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 6, 2020

— finally after 6 months at elite university

Yale University is considered elite. Yet it took
Yale six months to establish captions in Zoom
classroom sessions. Why?

 

— XR software has ignored the deaf

XR software is powerful – used everywhere
either for personal use or for business
use. Yet, XR software developers has been
scolded by the XR Association (an advocacy
group of XR developers) for ignoring the
needs of the deaf. It was the focus of
a newspaper story today.

 

— adding to a challenge grant

Pink Umbrella Theater is a rookie theatrical
group in Milwaukee. This theater helps the
deaf and the disabled get involved. A
theatrical family has issued a challenge
grant – they will match all donations up
to $10,000 for Zoom captions. This original
challenge was not satisfactory – because it
did not ask for funds for interpreters. This
has since been added to the challenge. A
big concern – $20,000 is not enough for
captions and for interpreters. Eventually
the funds will run out. Back to Square One.

 

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DeafDigest – 05 November 2020

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— Troy Kotsur’s sign language opportunity

DeafDigest mentioned a few days ago that deaf
actor Troy Kotsur invented the Tusken Raiders’
sign language. It was learned that this production
team had a hearing person that knew ASL. And
he saw a perfect opportunity for Troy to come up
with a brand new sign language!

 

— demanding equal rights in the legal profession

The New York Law Journal said that deaf attorneys
do not want to be identified as deaf for the sake
of sympathy, but to have equal rights with hearing
attorneys in the legal profession. This is a big
reason why many deaf attorneys switch careers
after getting frustated in the field of law.

 

— deafness logo on the mask

Do deaf people want to have deafness logo
on their masks – to alert hearing people
of their deafness? Guess some do, some don’t.
This mask story was shown on a local TV
news program.

 

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DeafDigest – 03 November 2020

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— an abandoned deaf school

There are always stories of abandoned
deaf schools. One such story said
there were hidden cellars and rooms
underneath the surface. And one such
forgotten sign said that all deaf
children must be accompanied by adults.
It was said to be creepy!

 

— the Post Office and the Deaf Rules

Do post office clerks know Deaf Rules?
Some do. Some don’t. Years back there
were a lot of arguments between clerks
that said library rates (cheaper) do not
apply to borrowed Captioned Films that the
deaf had to return. And now this – one
post office would not allow a deaf man
to bring his service dog into the building.

 

— hard of hearing or deaf

A newspaper story said one person is
either hard of hearing or deaf. Vague?
Maybe but possibly that person is deaf
when he takes off his hearing aid (or CI)
but hard of hearing with his device?

 

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DeafDigest – 03 November 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 3, 2020

— TRSL lacks ASL

Those that follow Star Wars know about the
Tusken Raiders. Do they communicate?
Yes, thanks to deaf actor Troy Kotsur
who invented the Tusken Raiders Sign
Language. Does it look like ASL?
No, Troy, who is fluent in ASL, wanted
a sign language that is not ASL at all!
Interestingly enough Marc Okrand, who
worked as a captioner at NCI in the
past, invented Klingon, a language,
spoken by some Star Trek people.
Two such languages with these deaf
connections on Sci Fi programs! This
is amazing.

 

— a terrible police advice in Portland

Serious issues have surfaced between the people
of Portland (Oregon) and the police. There is
an accusation that the police told some
people that deaf people should not attend
public protests because of their deafness!
True or false?

 

— voting for the first time

A Gallaudet acquaintance of DeafDigest
editor told a newspaper writer that
at the age of 77, he has voted for
the first time – in a presidential
election. Why hasn’t he voted in the
past? Do not know.

 

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DeafDigest – 02 November 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 2, 2020

— Deaf chef’s Deaf Nose

A deaf chef was interviewed and was asked about
spices he uses in his dishes. He said that his
nose tells him the difference between all
kinds of spices, without having to look at the
bottle labels! A Deaf Nose, that is.

 

— hotels said they want to attract deaf tourists

According to a hotel media posting, there are
hotels that try to become deaf friendly –
allowing dogs, door knockers, text pagers
in hotel rooms, easier wi-fi connections,
staffers quickly notified of tourists’
deafness. and so on. No hotel is perfect,
though, and DeafDigest has his own list
of Hotel Horror stories!

 

— Plan A or Plan B for an interpreter

An interpreter said she fell into Plan B
by entering the interpreting field. Years
later, Plan B has continued as Plan B
since she never got around to trying for her
Plan A.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:
Many deaf students at hearing colleges are
complaining that not enough is being done
to accommodate their needs – interpreters
and captions.
………..
Rocky Mountain ADA, an agency in Colorado, said
that some deaf people, which require voter
assistance, are not assured of voter confidentiality.
These assistants, while “helping” the deaf vote,
may be able to know who the deaf person voted for.
……….
Critics are saying that  “Deaf Child” street
signs only mean the same as “Children as Play”
that these speeding drivers ignore.
……….
NASA engineer K. Renee Horton said in an interview
that her deafness makes hearing people look down
on her as being intellectually deficient.
………..
Ann-Marie Johnston, who is deaf but functions
as a hearing person, was written up for her
money management skills for a municipal
government agency that employs her. She is
responsible for half-billion dollars in
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NO ONE TELLS OTHER ABOUT A DEAF GUEST IN HOTEL
Hotels have three 8-hour shifts per day.
The morning shift knows that one hotel guest
is deaf. but when the morning shift people go
home, no one tells the second (and third)
shifts about that deaf guest.
The deaf guest has problems with something
in the hotel room, but the second shift also
has problems with communications.
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KICKED OUT OF A RESTAURANT
    This is a true story. A deaf woman, who is oral, entered an
ethnic restaurant in a small town.
    She walked to the counter to order food. There was a communication
problem. The restaurant owner, an immigrant from Asia, could not
understand the speech spoken by the oral woman. And also, the oral
woman could not read the lips of the immigrant woman.
    As a result, the immigrant woman ordered the oral deaf woman
out of the restaurant !
    DeafDigest wonders why the oral woman would not point to the
menu to order the food she wanted?
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Top stories about the deaf:
Kay Chiodo, the No Barriers Communications CEO
(San Antonio) said that Bexar County does not
accommodate deaf voters. It was a newspaper
story.
……….
Salisbury University, on the Eastern Shore. of
Maryland, will be adding Deaf Studies as a minor
(not a major) in the next academic year. There
is an increase in deaf population on Maryland’s
shore – as well as with Delaware and Virginia
these states which touch Maryland on each side.
Just hope Salisbury’s graduates will serve
the deaf of Delaware and Virginia, and not just
Maryland only. This region is known as DelMarVa.
……….
Alicia Miller, the CEO of The Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Center (Cape Coral, FL) has been honored by the
Cape Coral Community Foundation for her work with the
agency.
……..
Linkedin, a social media network that connects
professionals with each other, stressed the
importance of captioning their videos. In other
words, if is not captioned, do not dare think of
posting that media!
………
Fourth Circuit is listening to debates on
video calls by deaf prisoners. The issue is –
was the deaf prisoner’s first amendment rights
violated because of lack of video calls?
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
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!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person introduced himself to a deaf person.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Hi, I am Jack
The hearing person actually said:
Hi, I am Jake
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF SOAP OPERA OR DEAF FAMILY FRIENDLY TV SHOW
    The ABCFamily network is supposed to show only family
friendly TV programs. Yet there are accusations that
the Switched at Birth is more of a Soap Opera than
as a Family Friendly TV show.
    They are saying that if it is really a soap opera
then it should be moved to these daytime soap opera
channels.
    There were many plots on the Switched at Birth
episodes that are not appropriate for viewers of the
ABCFamily network.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
In order to better read through captioning errors, it might be helpful for
us to take a look at what stenocaptioners are dealing with when they are
writing vowels.
On the steno keyboard, the vowels are written with the captioner’s thumbs.
On the keyboard are the keys for A, O, E, and U.
A and O are written with the left thumb, and E and U are written with the
right thumb. The E and U are depressed at the same time in order to write
an I. Captioners can occasionally hit the wrong vowel, and it can totally
change what the word should be.
Some examples of this would be:
Their heated discussion turned into a real bottle.
He was making a last and checking it twice.
She felt like clay on the patter’s wheel.
These should be:
Their heated discussion turned into a real battle.
He was making a list and checking it twice.
She felt like clay on the potter’s wheel.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
the Norwegian Cruise Line has agreed to reimburse
the deaf, and the disabled, for discriminating
against them on tours. Agreement was hammered out
in a settlement in Miami, Florida.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Supertalent is a popular TV program in Germany; creating
a sensation on that program is deaf breakdancer Tobias Kramer.
He performed in a recent program.
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DeafDigest – 01 November 2020

NO ONE TELLS OTHER ABOUT A DEAF GUEST IN HOTEL
Hotels have three 8-hour shifts per day.
The morning shift knows that one hotel guest
is deaf. but when the morning shift people go
home, no one tells the second (and third)
shifts about that deaf guest.
The deaf guest has problems with something
in the hotel room, but the second shift also
has problems with communications.
It happens often everywhere!

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