DeafDigest Blue – December 27, 2020

DeafDigest Blue – December 27, 2020

Blue Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 23rd year

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Employment ads web site:
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-auto-speller/
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.

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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.

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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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If you have any questions, please email kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu

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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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2020/12/25

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.

 

 

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