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Posts published in December 2020

DeafDigest – 31 December 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 31, 2020

— people-related job or a non-people related job

A deaf man had a goal – to find a job working
with hearing people. The school counselor told
him deaf people cannot work at a people-related
job and must find a job that does not involve
working with people. A discriminatory advice?
Yes.

 

— two things interpreters hate

interpreting non-scripted speeches and
too many people in the audience shout
out too many questions at the same time!

 

— captions too fast or too slow

Captions are supposed to keep up with the
voice audio. Yet there are people that say
captions are too fast for them to read or
that captions are too slow (and fall behind)
while TV action goes on. This will always
be a debate that no one wins.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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12/27/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 30 December 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 30, 2020

— Beethoven’s reason for his world’s best music

Did Beethoven have a big reason for his world’s
best music? People still talk about Beethoven
even though he died in 1827, which is 194 years
ago. Music historians said Beethoven, over anger
of his deafness, wanted to use music to explain
it for that reason. Beethoven is one of the three
deaf people that historians remember over the
years – two others were Dummy Hoy and Helen Keller!

 

— our Super Deaf Heroes

Do we have Super Deaf Heroes?

The late George Johnston, who passed away in 2012,
was a professional deaf performer. One of his favorite
skits was performing as a Super Deaf Hero. He made
many of us laugh. And then John Maucere, the deaf
comedian, who played these Super Deafy roles. And
now this – the Eternals (hearing) is planning
to introduce our “first deaf superhero.” Funny
or not funny? DeafDigest wishes that all of our
deaf people have their own successful lives and
careers! This wish is our Super Deaf Hero.

 

— Best-kept secret that would help the deaf

Deaf people require captions 24/7 and when there
are no captions or if captions are bad, we get
upset, rightfully so. Anyway there was a
newspaper headline which said:

best-kept secret when it comes to a lucrative career choice

It was to explain to hearing people, seeking
jobs, that they should consider captioning as
their career choice (if they qualify). Yes, they
must attend captioning schools first! Again, if
they qualify after taking these captioning exams.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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12/27/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 29 December 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 29, 2020

— wearing a mask that says Deaf

Should deaf people wear masks that say Deaf?
This is a personal choice and it is best to
leave it at that. But in the case of one
deaf person, his life was saved during a shopping
mall shooting incident; hearing mall employees
saw the word Deaf and immediately pulled him
into safety. Does DeafDigest editor wear a
mask that says Deaf? No.

 

— from a viewpoint of a 911 dispatch center

A deaf person may use emergency 911 text to seek
assistance. What many people, including the
deaf, may not realize is that:

dispatchers work 12 hour shifts which gets exhausting

dispatchers may juggle between five calls at one time

dispatchers may also handle the radio

dispatchers may be busy doing paperwork between calls

a dispatch center may only have three dispatchers on duty
at any one time, and it can get overwhelming

dispatchers love their jobs, out of strong sense of service

 

— the eyes of a hard of hearing person

A hard of hearing person said he stares at
people’s faces – to lip read and to catch
facial expressions. And while he wears a
hearing aid, it does not always catch
every word and every sound. And the
mask wipes it all out!

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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12/27/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 28 December 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 28, 2020

— story of a deaf farmer makes it to state’s top farming stories

Some months back DeafDigest ran a piece on deaf farmer
Matt Fry and his deaf wife with two hearing children
successfully operating a grain and cattle farm in Ohio.
This newspaper story made it to the Top 10 agricultural
stories in Ohio for the year 2020.

 

— “sign language” movie was huge box office flop

A “sign language” movie had an $18 million budget
but only made $2 million, and was branded as a
major flop. It was “The Clan of the Cave Bear”
that was shown in 1986, as a prehistoric theme.
Communication between the characters was by
sign language among these fake-deaf actors.
DeafDigest hopes the next sign language
movie performed by deaf actors will be
a huge financial success.

 

— child Coda loved doing family interpreting

A newspaper story focused on a Coda, now owning
her interpreting business. She said:

I was the family interpreter for my deaf parents
and my deaf sister. I loved it; felt very blessed
to do the interpreting. But later on while
growing up, I had to take speech therapy because
all I knew was sign language!

Not every Coda feels the same. Some embrace
living in a deaf family; some don’t.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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12/27/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 27 December 2020

DeafDigest Gold – December 27, 2020

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Year 2020 Top Monthly Stories

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missedgrant-2/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-without-printed-copy/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-gallaudet-ghost/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stranger-deaf-meeting-stranger-hard-of-hearing/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A must if one wishes to set up a virtual event
online is to make sure the interpreters are
available – in case there are deaf participants.
This was the advice in a newspaper article.

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In the planning by the NBC is a TV show produced
by Nyle DiMarco. It will be based on his life.

……….

A group of Israeli scientists have said they have
developed a breakthrough in gene therapy
for deaf children. DeafDigest editor recalls
same story repeated several times in the past
years!

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Said to be one of year 2020’s best films
according to movie critics is – Sound of Metal
which is about a musician dealing with his
music-induced deafness.

………………

Whether we like it or not, the Pandemic has
created opportunities for business people
(masks, disinfectants, wipes, clear plastic
masks, etc). The deaf is no exception –
there is a small deaf-owned company that
offers coronavirus disinfection service.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF PERSON AND HARD OF HEARING PERSON ON STREET
DeafDigest editor was walking in downtown
Washington, DC, and was stopped by a stranger who
asked for directions.
DeafDigest editor told the person he was deaf;
the stranger suddenly signed, saying he is
hard of hearing.
The stranger wanted to know where the Audiology
Center building was. DeafDigest editor pointed to
the Audiology building in front of the stranger,
that he overlooked.
Never know if a stranger coming to you is deaf.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/stranger-deaf-meeting-stranger-hard-of-hearing/

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A FAMOUS GALLAUDET GHOST
From time to time we hear of tales of Gallaudet’s
most famous ghost – that of Edward Miner Gallaudet,
who served as Gallaudet president for 46 years (1864-1910).
There are people that say they see his ghost at
night at House #1 on the campus, the residence of all
Gallaudet presidents.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/famous-gallaudet-ghost/

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DeafDigest – 26 December 2020

DeafDigest Blue – December 27, 2020

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/handwriting-is-very-important-for-deaf/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gallaudet-baseball-cap-confusion/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/never-fails/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Which is easier – to convert speech to sign
language or to convert sign language into
speech? A video developer said converting
sign language into speech is more difficult.

……….

In the early days of TTY machines, there were
a number of hearing people involved with it,
and they basically were not known to the
Deaf Community. An example was Walter Crafts Jr.
He departed us – and while he was employed by
the Social Security Administration and helped
set up the TTY network for deaf clients that
wanted to discuss their social security
issues with the SSA representatives.

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A person, who is hard of hearing and
relies on hearing aid and lip reading
to get by, said in a newspaper interview:

‘If I can’t read lips, I lose 50 per cent of
what I hear’

This was in reference to the Covid-19 masks.

……..

Rebecca Goldenbaum Rydstrom is the new director
of Gallaudet Alumni Relations/Alumni Association.
She replaces Samuel Sonnenstrahl, who has retired.

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An employment hiring specialist said that when there
is a deaf employee, it is very important to have the
job supervisor and the human resources manager in
the loop – on how to best deal with issues, if any
that comes up.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BASEBALL CAP CONFUSION IN WASHINGTON, DC
In Washington, DC, many people wear baseball
caps with the letter G on front.
Letter G. It can be Georgetown University or
George Washington University or Gallaudet University.
Even worse – the design, the color, and the logo on
these three different universities are almost the same.
From a distance, if you see a cap with G, it is
hard to know which university it is!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gallaudet-baseball-cap-confusion/

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Lip reading tale

A baker was talking to a deaf customer.

The deaf customer thought the baker said:
I am banking the recipe

The baker actually said:
I am baking the recipe

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF MEET HEARING, ALWAYS THE SAME COMMENT
It never fails that when a hearing person meets a
deaf person for the first time, he would tell the
deaf person that he may either:

– have a family member that is deaf
– have a neighbor that is deaf
– played football in high school with a deaf teammate
– had a childhood deaf friend
– etc
– etc

Almost never fails!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/never-fails/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In reading through captioning errors, we have seen that many
stenocaptioners write the steno AEU for the long “a” sound. Most
stenocaptioners will use the steno OEU for the “oy” sound.

Sometimes a captioner may hit the wrong vowel key. Since stenocaptioners
primarily write phonetically rather than the way a word is spelled, the
proper word in context may be spelled totally differently than the
captioner has written.

Some examples of this would be:
One of her greatest attributes was pays under pressure.
The car was low on ale.
He heard a loud nays from the building.

These should be:
One of her greatest attributes was poise under pressure.
The car was low on oil.
He heard a loud noise from the building.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Which of these Great Britain cities – Bristol, London, Glasgow,
Birmingham, Manchester, Swansea, Belfast and Dundee are
most deaf-unfriendly?

Bristol, according to the Royal National Institute for Deaf
People. This organization surveyed these cities with a
check-off list. And Bristol “won” this Most Deaf-Unfriendly
championship!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

If a person has a Usher syndrome gene, then he may need to know
what causes it – before deciding to go for a CI or to reject CI.
This was the issue raised in a deaf medical posting.

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DeafDigest – 25 December 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 25, 2020

— upcoming Super Bowl, deaf-friendly or not-deaf friendly

It is quite a bit early for Super Bowl talk since the
NFL playoffs have not yet started – but what is in
it for us with the Super Bowl? Friendly or not friendly?
ASL signer of National Anthem shown on screen or
pushed out. Captions not showing up on Super Bowl
commercials and so on. Just wait and see.\

 

— interpreters being popular

A newspaper headline said that an interpreter,
working a news conference, was said to
be popular among the deaf in the audience.
What is popularity? An interpreter, possibly
a Coda, being well known in the deaf community?
Or is it an interpreter, a non-Coda, who signs
so smoothly, making it so easy for non-ASL deaf
to understand what is being said by the speaker.

 

— nation’s most controversial politician has a deaf brother

Do read the newspapers and you will find AOC (Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez) always in the front page news. What it
was just learned was that she has a deaf brother – Gabriel
Ocasio-Cortez. He became deaf as a teenager, and as a
result, has become a strong advocate for the deaf in
New York City. The only other top rank politician
with a deaf brother was Tom Harkin, the father of ADA.
Any others? DeafDigest does not know of any others.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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12/20/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 24 December 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 24, 2020

— deafness and politics

A deaf man, fed up with USA and now living
in Europe said, in a newspaper interview,
that deafness is full of politics! Well,
CI vs hearing aid; hearing aid vs no hearing
aid; oral vs ASL; deaf school vs mainstream
and so on. But keep in mind, hearing world
is also politics!

 

— Ridloff said casting is diverse

Actress Lauren Ridloff, who is deaf, has
landed a few prize roles, so far in her
career. She said, in a newspaper interview,
that the acting cast is diverse – people of
color, women, men, and others.

One thing she said is interesting – was that
she is the only “disabled” actor in the cast.

Hallmark has begun to feature hearing wheelchair
actors in some movies! What about the deaf?

 

— very ugly case in California

Alice Stebbins, not deaf, was assigned to locate
the “missing” $200 million dollars in the
state deaf relay/deaf services fund. As a result
of her hard work, she was fired! The Commissioners
with the California Public Utilities Commission
said that she was guilty of wrong doing. She said
the state is trying to cover it all up. It is
ugly – and just – stay tuned.

 

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

12/20/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 23 December 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 23, 2020

— to make deaf guests happy during Holiday Season

What makes a deaf guest happy during the Holiday
Season? Just turning on the captions on the TV
set at the home of the guest! Yes, Covid-19
issues may make such indoor gatherings impossible!

 

— a comment by a hearing father of a deaf son

A hearing father said his deaf son was not
permitted to learn sign language (until he
got older) because of these oral education
rules. The truth is that if the deaf son
wanted to learn sign language then he will
(behind the backs of his teachers and his
parents)! This is what DeafDigest editor
did while growing up.

 

— importance of back up interpreters

Professional interpreters back up each other
at important conferences – switching around
in 15-20 minute intervals. This is not the
only reason for the value of back ups. A
deaf mother brought her hearing daughter
(not an interpreter but fluent in ASL) as
a back up – in case the scheduled interpreter
did not show up for a medical assignment.

 

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

12/20/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 22 December 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 22, 2020

— a worried hearing author

Will Dean is a worried author. He is currently
writing a series about a deaf detective solving
crimes. Dean is not deaf and he has never had any
experience, nor exposure with the deaf and of the
Deaf Culture. He is worried that deaf critics
may criticize him for writing about the deaf
especially when he knows nothing about the deaf!
So different from Hollywod when hearing actors
are cast in fake-deaf roles and that these producers
do not worry about Deaf Community criticisms!

 

— to feel sorry for a deaf person

Many hearing people feel sorry for the deaf person
because of their deafness. They think deaf people
are “defective.” Well, we have so many successful
Deaf Stories that these hearing people have never
been made aware of. Did we fail in one thing –
to educate these hearing people that we have
had deaf NFL players, deaf elected public officials,
deaf judges, deaf corporate CEO’s, deaf major
league baseball players, deaf presidents of hearing
universities, deaf real estate tycoons – and so on?
If hearing people know nothing about it, then did we
fail to educate them?

 

— Zoom vs ADA

Already there are ADA lawsuits about Zoom trying
to charge money for Video Conference Closed Captions!
ADA violation or not ADA violation? Just leave these
to attorneys, judges and juries to sort it all out.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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DeafDigest – 21 December 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 21, 2020

— using gestures or using sign language

A linguist observed a deaf man chatting with
a hearing man, but could not determine if it
was gestures that both made it up throughout
the conversation or if it was sign language!
This is the reason why the linguist is working
on his doctorate on deaf-hearing communications.

 

— social media people do not ask the deaf

People that work in social media do not ask the
deaf for their advice and input. A perfect example
is Twitter in audio. Did these Twitter people ask
the deaf if audio is a good idea or not?

 

— a choice: deaf school or mainstreamed program

Many deaf students prefer deaf school; many other
deaf students also prefer mainstreamed program.
The TV program “I Hate Suzie” showed a scene
where a student was asked for his choice –
a deaf school or a mainstreamed program. His
choice was simple – both!

 

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

12/20/20 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 20 December 2020

DeafDigest Gold – December 20, 2020

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Old Fogey

National anthem

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-school-superintendents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-basketball-star-in-hoosiers-movie/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missedgrant-2/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-without-printed-copy/

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Top stories about the deaf:

It seems to DeafDigest editor that the phrase
“hidden disability” has become the buzz for
deaf people seeking employment but not willing
to immediately reveal their deafness!

………..

There was an article, giving advice on how to
turn on captions on Twitter Videos. It said
it is both simple and complicated!

……….

Modern Paint and Body, Tulsa, OK, was praised
in the local media for hiring the deaf. The
owner said no one else would hire the deaf.

…………….

A story about Hearingbot said it could possibly
replace hearing ear dogs to alert the deaf to
sounds and noises. Will it? Many deaf people
love dogs, including dogs as pets and dogs as
service dogs.

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A group of linguists were “surprised” that
sign languages have their own dialects. Not
sure why it is a surprise. All spoken languages
have their own dialects, and sign languages
are no different.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A BIG DEAF AGENCY MISSES THE GRANT DEADLINE
This is a true story during the late seventies. A big
deaf agency hired a grant writer. He wrote a great proposal,
but it took so much time. And when he was done writing
the draft, the agency driver had to fight through the
heavy traffic jam to try to make it to the government
agency before deadline time to hand in the proposal.
He arrived late. The government agency would not
accept this proposal.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/missedgrant-2/

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word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!

Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no monthly fees or
contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

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A SPEECH WITHOUT A PRINTED COPY
In 1966, there was a surprise visitor that came to
the Gallaudet University graduation ceremony.
The surprise visitor was president Lyndon B.
Johnson. No one knew about the visit – not even
the Gallaudet president or the White House.
Johnson arrived at the graduation and immediately
went on the stage to give a speech. After the speech
he left Gallaudet.
Where is the printed copy of his speech? The
Johnson Library archives does not have it. The
Gallaudet archives does not have it.
A big mystery!

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Top stories about the deaf:

WeGo, in competition with Uber and Lyft, has developed
an app to help deaf passengers hail rides.

……….

Elliot Miller, who is deaf and is a Gaming Designer,
was interviewed – on how to make the games accessible
for the deaf. What was disappointing during the interview
that he only touched briefly on captions, instead
focusing on the auditory aspects – meaning, making sound
louder for the deaf.

……….

The 911 text dispatch center in Denton county
(Texas) said that too many people do not know
that emergency texting exists despite being
around for some five years!

……..

The Office for Civil Rights, under Department of
Health and Human Services, has proposed a change
of rules to allow deaf patients to discuss
private health confidentiality matters with
medical people via relay service.

………

The deaf of Hollywood have been protesting
the casting of Henry Zaga, not deaf, as a
fake-deaf actor in the The Stand on the
CBS All-Access network. It has happened too
many times in the past and Hollywood changes
just very slowly.

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DEAF, NOT DEAD

You type in “deaf” in your computer word
processing software.

The automatic-spelling correction changes
it to “dead”.

It can be so embarrassing!

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Lip reading tale

Washington, DC charges five cents to bag your
groceries in plastic bags.

The deaf person thought the check out person asked:
Do you want to pay?

The check out person actually asked:
Do you want a bag?

You nod yes, not realizing the word was bag and
not pay! Before you realize it, five cents
has been added to your grocery bill!

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HOW IMPORTANT IS HANDWRITING?
How important is Deaf Handwriting? Also, how
important is Hearing Handwriting?
Very important! If handwriting is lousy and
hard to read, no matter if it is Deaf Handwriting
or Hearing Handwriting, then communication by
note and pen is dead!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we celebrate the holidays, it might be fun to look at how some of our
holiday terms are written in steno and a couple potential mistakes that
could happen if captioners and court reporters aren’t careful.

The mistaken sentence translated as:
“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Chris Massey.”

This should read:
“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Christmasy.”

Another mistaken sentence:
“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hannah Cabell collar for her
dog.”

This should read:
“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hanukkah bell collar for her
dog.”

HAP/PEU/HAPB/TPHU/KA/-RBGS/PHER/REU/KREUS/PHAS/-RBGS/HAP/PEU/KWAPBZ/SA/-RBGS/APBD/HAP/PEU/TPHAOU/KWRAOER/-FPLT
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Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

the Old Kentish Sign Language may become extinct some day.

What is the big deal? Well, the roots of the ASL that we
use, came from British’s Old Kentish Sign Language.

Why is it dying? Because the British Sign Language is
“killing” it off!

This issue was raised by the online linguistics journal
Ethnologue, the Unesco Atlas of the World’s Languages
in Danger and the conservation biologist Professor William
Sutherland, himself not deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A 111-text emergency service for the deaf in New Zealand
still needs more tweaking, according to a newspaper
story.

It will not work beyond the scope of a neighborhood
because of the mobile network limitations.

And the cut off time is two minutes. If the police does not
respond within two minutes then the deaf household must
find a different way of making an emergency call.

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DEAF, NOT DEAD
You type in “deaf” in your computer word
processing software.
The automatic-spelling correction changes
it to “dead”.
It can be so embarrassing!

DeafDigest – 18 December 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 18, 2020

— Hollywood employs nearly 930,000 people

Hollywood employs nearly 930,000 people. How
many of these people are deaf? Maybe just
100 or 150 people. What this means is that
Hollywood casts too few deaf actors
and hires too few deaf non-actors!

 

— attorney described as too old and too deaf

A newspaper insulted an attorney, saying he was
too old and too deaf to represent clients.
As a result, this deaf attorney has filed a
defamation lawsuit against the newspaper.

 

— one of the best Best TV Documentary series of 2020

Deaf U by Netflix has been praised by TV critics
as one of Year 2020’s best TV Documentary series.

 

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— city manager admits technology may be unreliable

A city manager is involved in a lawsuit regarding
a death of a resident. He said that his 911 dispatch
center had to deal with unreliable technology, part
of which dealt with TTY issues! In that particular
issue, his 911 operator guessed (wrongly) that the caller
(hearing) may have used a TTY and it led her to pressing
the wrong key, shutting down the 911 emergency message 
by that hearing person!

 

— ASL outside of USA and Canada

Is ASL being used outside of USA and Canada?
Don’t know – but there was a press release
issued by a German tech provider doing business
in Hungary, saying it plans to increase ASL
for business outside of USA. Not sure what it
is supposed to mean because deaf people do not
use ASL in their nations!

 

— 60 year old deaf man finally learning to speak

Is it realistic?

A newspaper headline today said:

Man in silent world for 60 years finally learned to speak

Possible or impossible? Probably impossible!

 

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— not every hearing foreign person knows gestures

Nyle DiMarco, in an interview, said:

The biggest advantage of being deaf while traveling
is that so many people in foreign countries are incredible
at gesture

Is he correct? Well, DeafDigest editor and his wife
was having breakfast at a restaurant in Barcelona,
Spain. Keep in mind, people of Madrid gesture all
the time with each other, not that so in Barcelona.
Anyway the editor wanted eggs as scrambled and made
a gesture to indicate scrambling. The waitress couldn’t
understand it so asked her shift manager, whom did not
understand it. The manager asked the cook to come
over, and after struggling with the gesture he
finally figured it out as “scrambled.” Took about
five minutes just for a simple, and routine
breakfast order! Scrambled eggs in Barcelona?
The best!

 

— federal judge dismisses ADA interpreting case

A federal judge in Georgia dismissed an ADA
interpreting case. The interpreter was not
certified but was hired at the last minute
as requested by a deaf patient for a medical
appointment. Why was it dismissed? The judge
said the clinic followed ADA rules but was not
at fault due to this last minute request.

 

— a big issue almost invisible in the deaf community

People park their cars in garages inside their
houses, and accidentally leave the engine
running, leading to carbon monoxide. Forgetful
hearing people can hear the engine and run back
to the garage to shut it off. Not so with the
deaf. A national deaf leader died in 1968 for
that reason. There is a lawsuit against
Toyota for not installing a flashing signaler
to warn of engine still running or to
auto-shut off the engine.

 

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— Action-Adventure Game deaf consultant

There are some deaf people hired as consultants
in deaf movies in Hollywood and deaf Broadway
plays. What aboutAction-Adventure Game deaf
consultants? There is one – Morgan Baker.
Is he a hearing person consulting on deaf
accessibility needs or a deaf person
doing the same kind of consulting?
A google search indicated that he is deaf.

 

— the mask and the hearing check-out cashiers

A hearing check-out cashier at a supermarket
said that she would normally smile at her
customers. The mask prevents that. As a result,
she says something pleasant such as “good
morning” or “do have a great day” and so on.
She also said that with deaf customers, this
courtesy is impossible unless she removes
her mask which is what her store does not
allow.

 

— CI and now captions, USA vs Australia

Are Americans losing out on the CI business
and now the captions to our friends, the
Australians? This big island nation has
captured the international CI market –
and now this announcement today – that
Caption IT and CaptionAccess, both of
them American captioning rivals,
have been sold to an Australian
captioning company. Is it bad news
for USA? Or is it a concern for us?
Maybe a concern if deaf employees
lose their jobs. Hope it never happens.

 

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— Alexa improvement not enough for deaf

Alexa said it has improved its “talking”
device to slow down for the benefit
of its hard of hearing users. Yet, where
is the Alexa digital read out captions
to benefit the deaf?

 

— loud voice or loud hands

Hard of hearing people, CI users and hearing aid
users often tell hearing people to speak up just
a bit louder. Said a deaf activist:

My hands are loud enough

He is correct!

 

 

— employers are much more careful these days

Employers are afraid of ADA lawsuits and so, they
are much more careful. Careful about hiring the
deaf? Unfortunately, no! They are more careful
about not mentioning the dangerous word – deaf
and also more careful with “excuses” not to hire
the deaf. This “careful” attitude is disappointing.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

Salesforce, which is a cloud-based software company,
has been praised for giving employment opportunities
to deaf and disabled individuals.

………..

The Deaf West Theatre was forced to cancel its
Orphée play – because of Covi-19

……….

A newspaper op-ed ran this headline:

How to Make Protests More Accessible

Well, during Gallaudet’s famous Deaf President
Now mass protests in 1988, many interpreters
volunteered to interpret for no pay, giving up
their regular interpreting assignments.

Automatic accessibility for the deaf? Very
much so!

…………….

Uber Eats is supposed to work with all
eating establishments, Taco Bell, included.
It has become a huge irony that a deaf
driver with Uber Eats drove to a Baltimore
Taco Bell drive in to pick up an order
of a customer – and was refused service
because of his deafness!

………………

The sequel to A Quiet Place will involve
a family that uses sign language to communicate
in order to hide themselves from blind
extraterrestrial monsters.

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DEAF AND LATE-DEAFENED DEAF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS
We have a list of deaf school superintendents that
are deaf and use ASL very well.
We also have some hearing superintendents that have
become late-deafened, mostly because of age.
Should we put these late-deafened superintendents
on the list of deaf superintendents? Or do they still
belong to the list of hearing superintendents?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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THE FAMOUS BASKETBALL MOVIE – THE HOOSIERS
The famous movie, the Hoosiers, was produced in 1986. It
is still the best basketball movie in Hollywood history.
The character, Jimmy Chitwood, who scored the last second
basket to help his high school win the state championship,
was supposed to be deaf. It was part of the script. And
in fact, there was a brief conversation among the actors
during the filming that mentioned Chitwood’s deafness.
Unfortunately, the film editors, cut out the
scene that mentioned Chitwood’s deafness!

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Top stories about the deaf:

University researcher Sandy Brauer said,
in a newspaper story, that older deaf people
may be more prone to falls as opposed to
hearing people same age as them!

……….

A new company, KitMe, is building a combination
device, consisting of smartwatch, sensors and app,
all designed to alert deaf people to noises
and sounds that are going on.

……….

Zainab Abbas, who is deaf, hosts her own sports
program on TV; she was praised for overcoming two
barriers – her deafness, and the public
perception that women know nothing about sports!
While she is deaf, she does not use sign language
and functions as a hearing person.

……..

There was a story in the Kansas City, Missouri
media that local coffee shops are working
together to accommodate deaf coffee drinkers.

………

Deaf people watching TV commercials know that
Peleton captions its own commercials – yet
there is an irony – that Peleton does not
caption its app. This means deaf people
exercising on Peleton machines are out of
luck. For that reason Peleton is being
slapped with a lawsuit.

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FAKE PERFECT SPEECH

It is annoying for a deaf person that cannot
speak well.

He can pronounce just one word perfectly.

Hearing people understand him saying that one
word – and they think he has perfect speech!

Very annoying and frustrating!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing baseball historian was talking
about past New York Yankees players with
a deaf baseball historian.

The deaf historian thought the hearing historian said:
I remember Bob Serv playing in the 1950’s and 1960’s

The hearing historian actually said:
I remember Bob Cerv playing in the 1950’s and 1960’s

note:
Bob Cerv had a major league career, including his
seasons with the Yankees, during these two decades.

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A BASKETBALL REFEREE THAT LAUGHS HARD DURING TIME OUT

You are watching a basketball game at Gallaudet
University.

During a timeout, a hearing fan shouted something
at a hearing referee.

The hearing referee suddenly looked at the hearing
fan and laughed very hard.

Why did the hearing referee laugh very hard? We
will never know.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that many stenocaptioners write the long “a” sound with the
steno AEU, and they write the long “e” sound with the steno AOE.

Many captioners use the steno AE to resolve conflicts between words with
the long “a” sound such as brake/break and sale/sail.

Captioners may use the same steno, AE, to resolve conflicts between words
with the long “e” sound when the “ea” spelling is used, such as
steal/steel and feat/feet. Sometimes errors can occur when the AE steno is
used at the wrong time.

Some examples of this would be:
Males On Wheels delivered the food.
He heard the harmonious pale of the bells.
She had a favorite knife to pear apples.

These should read
Meals On Wheels delivered the food.
He heard the harmonious peal of the bells.
She had a favorite knife to pare apples.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

About 20 percent of the American population has
a disability

Says who?

the Census Bureau

And they are also saying that over 80 percent of
businesses do not know how to hire, nor deal with
a disabled employee.

Of course, the deaf part of these percentages

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Do deaf teenagers develop better command of language
if their deafness were detected immediately after birth?

This is what University of Southampton researchers
in Great Britain are trying to figure out.

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DeafDigest – 12 December 2020

A BASKETBALL REFEREE THAT LAUGHS HARD DURING TIME OUT
You are watching a basketball game at Gallaudet
University.
During a timeout, a hearing fan shouted something
at a hearing referee.
The hearing referee suddenly looked at the hearing
fan and laughed very hard.
Why did the hearing referee laugh very hard? We
will never know.

DeafDigest – 12 December 2020

FAKE PERFECT SPEECH
It is annoying for a deaf person that cannot
speak well.
He can pronounce just one word perfectly.
Hearing people understand him saying that one
word – and they think he has perfect speech!
Very annoying and frustrating!

DeafDigest – 11 December 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 11, 2020

— preferring to be called Dummy

There was a newspaper story about Dummy
Hoy. It said he preferred to be called
Dummy instead of William or Bill or even
Billy. There was no such a thing as
Political Correctness in these days!
Different eras carry different attitudes.

 

— must hear to comment on dangerous intersections

University of Minnesota is paying hearing volunteers
to fill out a survey regarding “knowledge and
perceptions of high-risk intersection roadway
designs.” What about deaf volunteers? The
university is basically saying to forget it.
Discrimination? Yes. ADA violation? Just ask
these disability rights attorneys. Keep in
mind Deaf Eyes is just as good as Hearing Ears!

 

— deaf patient in one room; interpreter in other room

A deaf patient put in one room; an interpreter is
put in another room. Why? A department of health
spokesperson said:

For safety, we are not able to have the interpreters
in the same room with the doctor

Will the appointment be cancelled if the video has
problems (bad battery; bad video, etc)?

Not a joke. It happened to DeafDigest editor, just
that the hospital was in DC and interpreter in Texas.

 

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— deaf trusted to perfectly cut the diamonds

Diamond-cutting is a stressful profession; make
a wrong cut or a bad cut and thousands of dollars
go to waste. This being said, Schachter & Namdar,
a diamond-cutting company, has 28 deaf cutters
in its employ of 43 professional diamond cutters!
The company said they’re very happy with these
deaf cutters.

 

— captioner announces new feature – making video calls

Ava, a captioning provider, made this announcement
today, saying that video calls for the deaf will be
part of their upcoming app. Ava also said it will
be 99 percent accurate. Is there such a thing as
99 percent accuracy in human captioning or machine
captioning? DeafDigest editor is skeptical.

 

— pandemic threatens state’s only deaf social club building

Shenandoah Valley Club of the Deaf, located in Staunton, VA
(the home of Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind) is
the state’s only deaf social club with its own building.
The pandemic has not been kind to the deaf club. Because
of no social events, income flow has stopped – whereas
the building needs upgrades to HVAC, kitchen, bathroom,
flooring, front and back doors and the lighting system.
This club has been in existence since late seventies.
Years ago, deaf social clubs were the bedrock of the
Deaf Community. Not so much any more these days and
it is sad.

 

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— deafness as a way of life

A newspaper headline screamed:
Deafness isn’t a disability, it’s a world

This being said, deafness is a way of life.

 

— Deaf Antique piece breaks auction record

Sold for $275,000 which broke a new auction
sales record was a sand bottle done by
Andrew Clemens. He placed layers of different
rainbow sand colors into a seven-inch tall
glass bottle in 1885. A collector purchased
it a while ago and just placed it for sale
for $275,000. It was highly valued because
it remained intact as is upon completion in
1885. Clemens was deaf and graduated from
Iowa School for the Deaf.

 

— Zoom or something else

Many deaf people use the Zoom for classroom
use or for organizational meetings. Is Zoom
the best? There is a competitor – Webex,
which just announced a better closed
captioning system. How much better is it –
Zoom or Webex?

 

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— special tag at seven American airports

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower has come up with
a special tag to inform airport officials at
seven American airports to inform them of
their deafness, in a discreet way. This would
help avoid unpleasant issues at the check-in
gate. This tag is optional and not required
as it is a personal matter. Why not all
airports, instead of just seven. Perhaps
in due time, it may involve all airports.

 

— Dictionary group to review the word “deaf” or “Deaf”

The Oxford University Press, which publishes a group of
dictionaries, said they will review how is or what is
the definition of the word “deaf” (or even of “Deaf”).
Never ends – these deaf vs Deaf debates.

 

— a big ADA trend

A Law Journal ran an article that said ADA is going
through a trend, be it for good or for bad. It said
ADA was shifting from ramps, curbs, elevators,
interpreters, captions to COVID-19 issues, especially
with face masks!

 

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— part of hearing being returned

There was a story of Leland Melvin, an astronaut
with a hearing loss. It said that he could not
qualify as an astronaut because of his hearing
loss – yet the story said his hearing returned,
but not all of it! Real story or fishy story?

 

— Oral training classes explained differently

Many deaf people attended oral school classes,
including this DeafDigest editor. A story said
a deaf person attended “special pronunciation
classes.” What is that supposed to mean?

 

— light switch deafness

A light switch means room is bright or a room is
dark depending on the switch on the wall.
Deafness as an electrical switch? Well, there
was a story of a comic book character, over
many years being deaf or being hearing depending
on the cartoon artist. Does it mean deafness up
and off as in an electrical switch?

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

There was a story that AI (artificial intelligence)
could come up with an almost-perfect video of
“fake” interpreter signing to a deaf client. This
is not great because AI is not perfect and interpreters
are almost perfect!

………..

What is wrong with high-definition TVs? A story
said that there is so much information crammed
on our screens. As a result, captions get smaller
and the corner showing sign language interpreter
get smaller and smaller. This means a huge
magnifying glass in front of the TV set.

……….

Another name for see-through masks?

Smile Masks!  This idea was being discussed
by a group of the disabled in Massachusetts.

…………….

A job coach, working with the deaf, said:

Their First Challenge: Getting A Meaningful Job

A meaningful job means a job that is not
considered menial and just an entry-level
and a dead-end with no future prospects.

………………

Do hotel chains welcome owners of Harley
motorcycles? One chain did – sponsoring
“We hear you” as a theme.

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DEAF HISTORY RESEARCH FRUSTRATION

For example – in Year 1900, a deaf writer
writes a Deaf Story, but information is not
complete and is little vague.

Year 2017, a Deaf History Researcher
finds that old 1900 story and is very
frustrated because of incomplete and
vague information.

Happens all the time in Deaf History
and Hearing History

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A BASKETBALL REFEREE THAT LAUGHS HARD DURING TIME OUT

You are watching a basketball game at Gallaudet
University.

During a timeout, a hearing fan shouted something
at a hearing referee.

The hearing referee suddenly looked at the hearing
fan and laughed very hard.

Why did the hearing referee laugh very hard? We
will never know.

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DEAF HISTORY RESEARCH FRUSTRATION
For example – in Year 1900, a deaf writer
writes a Deaf Story, but information is not
complete and is little vague.
Year 2017, a Deaf History Researcher
finds that old 1900 story and is very
frustrated because of incomplete and
vague information.
Happens all the time in Deaf History
and Hearing History.

DeafDigest – 05 December 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:

A newspaper story was headlined as follows:

Not all disabilities are visible, but everyone has at least one

For years we have known that deafness is one of the world’s
most invisible disability.

……….

Worst nightmare for a deaf patient in the
operating room? No interpreter plus staff
(surgeons, assistants and nurses) in wearing
unlipreadable masks). This tale was profiled
in a local newspaper. ADA? Yes, but for some
reason the hospital didn’t follow these
guidelines.

……….

The ACLU of Nebraska has ended its lawsuit against
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
for discriminating against disabled prisoners.
One of the reasons was that a sign language
interpreter was given to one of the deaf
prisoners.

……..

said a job recruiter in a newspaper interview:

You can understand why deaf people in corporate
America have to jump through many hoops to get to
where they want to be, professionally

………

An interpreting nightmare took place during a
traffic stop. The police officer, who should
have known better, asked the deaf driver’s
8-year old daughter, sitting in the backseat,
serve as interpreter. The hearing daughter
then went into a crying fit, forcing the
deaf mother to FaceTime her mother to serve
as interpreter!

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A DEAF CEO SHOCKED BY FIRING
This is a true story. DeafDigest will not mention who
the person is or what agency it was.
A deaf CEO was not happy about a deaf employee. He and the
deaf deputy CEO both agreed that the employee should be
fired.
The CEO wanted to be careful with words to inform the
employee that he was to be fired during a private meeting
between CEO, deputy CEO and the employee.
During that private meeting, the CEO had to go to the
restroom. When he came back, the employee was already
fired by the deputy CEO (without CEO’s permission).
The CEO was angry about it and also fired deputy CEO!

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Lip reading tale

President-elect Biden will be bringing two dogs
and a cat to the White House.

A deaf friend thought a hearing friend said:
Biden is bringing a rescued dog to the White House

The hearing friend actually said:
Biden is bringing a rescue dog to the White House

note:
A rescue dog is not the same as a rescued dog, unless
the rescued dog has been trained to become a rescue
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A DIFFERENT DEAF SOCIAL LIFE
We have our own Deaf Social life. Some of us
go to deaf clubs, some go to deaf churches,
some go to deaf sporting events, some go to school
alumni reunions, etc.
Some deaf people do not go out and have a
social life. Yes, they have a social life but it is
different. They work at Gallaudet or NTID or at
schools for the deaf where there are many deaf
employees. When they work all day with their deaf
friends, it becomes their daily social life.
It is the same with deaf people at factories
where many other deaf people work there, too.
On weekends, they stay home because they get
tired of seeing the same old deaf faces every
day at work!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In reading through captioning errors, we have been looking at vowels and
vowel sounds. We have seen that many captioners write the steno AOU for
the long “u” sound or spelling.

Most captioners would write the steno AO for the “oo” sound or spelling.
Sometimes errors can occur in differentiating between those two sounds or
spellings, especially when captioners must do that at speeds over 200
words per minute.

Some examples of this would be:
The average gasoline and diesel fool prices fell this week.

He was driving an old book.

For her healthy lifestyle, she wanted everything poor and natural.

These should be:
The average gasoline and diesel fuel prices fell this week.

He was driving an old Buick.

For her healthy lifestyle, she wanted everything pure and natural.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Are deaf referees better than hearing referees?

This is what researchers at University of Sheffield
in England are saying.

They are saying that the deaf eyes observe much better
than hearing eyes and therefore are capable of making
better calls.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Is it language evolution when deaf children gesture out their
body language signs to express their comments?

Dougal Sutherland, not deaf and student at Swarthmore
College (PA), brought up this possibility.

While he is a Computer Science major, he also minors
in math AND in Linguistics. He feels that body language
signs is the first step towards a more formal sign language

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DeafDigest – 04 December 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 4, 2020

— saying that deafness is common

In a newspaper story, a veterinarian said:

Deafness is common in dogs and cats. Some are born
deaf, while others develop hearing loss as they
get older. DeafDigest editor has had dogs for
decades; only one dog he had was deaf – due to
old age!

 

— open captioned and no one complained

Many hearing people in the movie audience
will complain that open captions were forced
on them. This is the basic reason why movie
houses oppose open captions. Anyway the
“hot” movie – Sound of Metal, was open
captioned and everyone, even these
anti-open captioned people, applauded
it because of the theme involving a
musician who became deaf! Fair not fair
to the deaf? A boring movie will not be
open captioned; a hot movie may be
open captioned!

 

— a degree from Rutgers leads to a business involving dogs

Kyle Morse, who is deaf, graduated from
Rutgers University, and found employment
in positions that did not satisfy him.
He then established a dog walking business
that not just only walked dogs but babysat
these dogs, plus exercising, boarding
and even non-dog stuff such as watering
plants, picking up mail, house sitting, etc.
About 25 people work for him, and his
territory involves four New Jersey counties!

 

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— job interviewer tries to accommodate but doesn’t

It is often that a deaf person, showing up for
a job interview, requests an interpreter. The
interviewer refuses the request but thinks that
notes written back and forth would comply with
the ADA guidelines. Is the interviewer compliant
or violating the ADA? This is why we have many
attorneys that specialize in disability laws.

 

— deaf woman goes up in the air, doing tricks

Katia Schwartz, who is deaf, is a professional
trapeze performer. She is always doing these
impossible acrobatic tricks while up there
in the air. DeafDigest wonders if she is the
only deaf acrobat in the world or if there are
others.

 

— born deaf during space travel

An Interstellar flight means crew members would have
been born during this endless space trip. And since
some of them may possibly be born deaf, they need
to use sign language to communicate – and so,
the Interstellar Sign Language! This is what some
Space Futurists are saying.

 

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DeafDigest – 02 December 2020

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— first time Deaf Villain

Many movies and TV programs have Hearing
Villains. We hate these Villains. But
what about Deaf Villains? Keep in mind
these Villain acting roles could give
opportunities for deaf actors to be
cast in these movie & TV productions.
Well, it was learned that Russell Harvard,
himself a deaf actor, played this such
a Villain role in the Fargo series shown
on Netflix. First time Deaf Villain?
Possibly!

 

— weird newspaper story

A newspaper story said:

37 deaf patients cured

The story said a hospital successfully
performed operations on 37 deaf patients
and they can now hear and speak as well
as any other hearing people.

Really? A deaf person, deaf and non-speaking
before the operation, suddenly able to
hear and speak well, after the operation?????
It takes years of training, coaching and
re-learning, and not just overnight.

 

— different way for ASL Santas with ASL deaf

Normally children, with their wishes, would
sit on the laps of these Santa Clauses. The
same goes for Deaf Children with these Deaf
Santa Clauses. There is a twist – Drive-in
Deaf Children meeting up with their Deaf
Santas. It is taking place in Comstock
Park in Washington (state). Just hope
that Deaf Children, not sitting on laps,
will get their wishes on Christmas Day.

 

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DeafDigest – 01 December 2020

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 1, 2020

— The unfriendly convenience store

What happens if a hearing customer enters
a convenience store (such as 7-11) and
finds it unfriendly because of heavy noise
inside? Would he try to communicate with
gestures or with notes or by finger-pointing?
A deaf group is sponsoring this special
workshop to demonstrate to the hearing
that they would face these same barriers
as much as the deaf would in these
deaf-unfriendly conditions!

 

— Deaf actress in a Disney+ streaming TV series

The Mandalorian is an American space Western streaming
television series shown on Disney+. One of the characters
is the Frog Lady. This role is played by Misty Rosas.
She is deaf – but functions as a hearing person and
does not use ASL. Cannot see her face because the
Frog Lady make-up covers it up!

 

— referees’ hand signals used in world’s #1 sport

Soccer is world’s #1 most popular sport. Referees use
hand signals during these soccer games. There was a
tweet posting saying that these hand signals were
invented by the deaf! Really? DeafDigest editor
does not believe it.

 

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