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DeafDigest – 31 January 2021

DeafDigest Gold – January 31, 2021

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Old Fogey

Signing on TV

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-signing-on-tv/

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/church-services-for-deaf/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A writer said the boundary between the deaf
and the hearing is invisible.

It is not surprising inasmuch as deafness
is an invisible disability.

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Zoom participants do not always follow
the #1 rule. It is the same rule that
participants need to follow during
conference room discussions – must
raise hands and to speak one at a time.
A deaf participant made this comment
in a newspaper story.

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Did Beethoven use wrong music tempo
with his most famous compositions?
This is what one Beethoven critic
is saying as the reason the music
is hard to follow.

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The deaf and the disabled are asking Ohio
legislators to remove offensive words
in the state lawbooks. An example is
removing the hated “deaf and dumb”
phrase.

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ZVRS and Purple Communications, both part of
ZP Better Together, LLC, have relocated
its corporate headquarters from Rocklin, CA
to Austin, TX.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

NEWSPAPER REPORTERS ALWAYS WRONG ABOUT HEARING LOSS
We often read in the newspapers such as “80 percent
hearing loss” or “50 percent hearing loss” etc.
This is not correct. No such a thing as a hearing
loss in percentages.
Hearing loss is measured in decibels, not in
percentages.
We almost never read in the newspapers “80dB
hearing loss” or “50dB hearing loss” etc.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-loss-not-in-percentages/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

INTERPRETING AT CHURCH SERVICES
Many deaf people go to hearing churches. Some
churches have interpreters. Some other churches
do not have interpreters.
Many churches are not rich; they cannot afford
to pay for certified interpreters. They are always
asking for volunteer interpreters.
Which is better – drive at a long distance to
attend a Deaf Church or to go to a hearing church
near your home?
You will have to decide which is best!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/church-services-for-deaf/

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DeafDigest – 30 January 2021

DeafDigest Blue – January 31, 2021

Blue Edition
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 23rd year

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/heavy-demand-for-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-no-luck-with-employment-agency/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-domino-pizza-drivers/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/

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Top stories about the deaf:

According to a leading actor, the guideline
that Hollywood must follow is this:

every deaf character in a film must be played
by a deaf actor

this means no more fake-deaf actors, ever

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The previous White House administration
would not use interpreters during
press conferences. This brand new
administration will be using an interpreter
at all press conferences. There is an
issue, however, with the interpreter’s
background that the White House probably
didn’t vet!

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What DeafDigest editor hates is seeing
these ads that promise sign language
instruction for pennies. Only a
couple of weeks ago, it was for just
$20.00 – and now this one, another
course for just $21.99!

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Nike agrees to a face mask compromise. This
corporation was slapped with a class
action lawsuit for discriminating against
the deaf that want to buy shoes but
must wear face masks in the store.
Nike will outfit their employees
with see-thru masks.

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A newspaper headline in Turkey screamed:

Hearing Impairment Can Be No Problem With Cochlear Implant Solutions

is the newspaper saying there are CI success stories
and no CI failures?

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF AFRAID OF ANOTHER DEAF?
Some years ago, a deaf person worked as a pizza driver
for Domino’s. For several months he was the only deaf driver
in that Domino’s place.
Then another deaf person was hired to be a driver with
that same Domino’s place.
What did the first deaf person do? He quit! Why? Afraid
of another deaf person?
Good question!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-domino-pizza-drivers/

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Lip reading tale

a hearing fishing buddy asked a favor of his deaf fishing
buddy

The deaf buddy thought the hearing buddy said:
Please itch up the boat (to the pick up truck)

The hearing buddy actually said:
Please hitch up the boat (to the pick up truck)

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

AN EMBARRASSMENT AT ART GALLERY
Many years ago in Mexico, Carlos Merida, himself
deaf, was a famous artist.
He went to an art show at a gallery. A few of his
drawings were shown at the event.
He was alone, by himself, without an interpreter.
Two women did not like one of his drawings and
told him that his drawing was bad.
Carlos, without an interpreter and not able to
read lips, thought these women were praising his
work. He then kissed the hands of both women.
Everyone that watched it were very shocked!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we have seen, in order to write at the speeds that are required,
stenocaptioners are not typing out words letter by letter. Instead, they
are writing whole words or phrases at one time, similar to chords on a
piano. Because of this, their steno strokes must follow the key layout on
the steno keyboard.

The vowels on the keyboard are AOEU, and they can only appear in this
order. Therefore, a captioner cannot write a steno stroke with the vowels
in the order of UA or EA or UO or EO in one stroke. They would have to
appear as AU or AE or OU or OE.

If a captioner is using the AE to differentiate between words spelled with
the “ea” and “ae” spellings, it can lead to some errors.

Some examples of this would be:
The horse was a tan color with a palomino mean and tail.
Their performance tonight pealed in comparison to last week’s.
Her dress was a beautiful shade of tale.

These should be:
The horse was a tan color with a palomino mane and tail.
Their performance tonight paled in comparison to last week’s.
Her dress was a beautiful shade of teal.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A new buzzword, at least in United Kingdom is
“sign language literacy” – Signs4Life, an
aggressive British agency is pushing for acceptance
and use of sign language everywhere in the nation.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A deaf senior in a high school, wanting to go to college,
basically has three options; go to Gallaudet; go to
NTID/RIT; go to a hearing college. Yale University has
two deaf students, and both have had their share of
frustrations with “everything” – classroom discussions,
struggles with interpreting services, limited social
life, etc. They, however, stressed that if they had to
start all over again, they would still attend Yale!

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DeafDigest – 29 January 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 29, 2021

— so much controversy over White House interpreter

DeafDigest editor is concerned with the appointment of
the White House interpreter because of her personal
background. The issue is neutrality. Today’s Washington
Post said she has translated misinformation.

 

— an influential fashion model is deaf

Carola Insolera, who is deaf, was said to have
a strong influence in the modeling/fashion
industry – thanks to her varied background.
Before devoting herself to modeling, she was
a TV host, actor, clown, trapeze artist
and contortionist.

 

— ex-interpreter knowing only 50 signs

Camryn Manheim, before becoming an Emmy winning
actress, was a past hospital interpreter.
In an interview, she said:

I had learned the alphabet and certainly a hand
full of signs, perhaps fifty words

It is disappointing that hospitals would
hire interpreters that only knew 50 words
(signs)!

 

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

01/24/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 28 January 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 28, 2021

— Attorneys that avoid paying for interpreters

The ADA requires the attorneys to pay for interpreters
when communicating with deaf clients. There are
attorneys that avoid paying for these fees –
they suggest handwritten notes or using texts.
Additionally the attorney has the final say
on how to accommodate the deaf client.
Fair or unfair? Communications should be a
win-win situation, instead of one side
“winning” and the other side “losing”

 

— English language police

Monroe County has one of the largest deaf
populations in the world, because it is
where NTID is located. The county
Legislature Committee voted to favor
a bill that would hire a “language access”
position that reports to the Department of
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This
person would function as English
language police officer, making sure
that everyone understands the language
that everyone, including the deaf and
immigrants, would understand!

 

— 207 – really?

Sometime ago, a disgruntled deaf employee
was fired, and claimed it was because of
his deafness. The settlement was made
for $207,000. The deaf employee said his
attorneys told him it was $207,000,000.
The federal circuit court sided with
the employer. The sign for $207,000
is “M” touching once the palm of
the hand. The sign for $207,000,000
is “M” touching twice the palm of
the hand.

 

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

01/24/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 27 January 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 27, 2021

— interpreter or captions

An interpreter said that most of the deaf clients
prefer interpreting than captions. This is an
issue that government officials need to be
aware of – funds for captions or for interpreters.

 

— law on TV commercials we don’t know about!

Many TV commercials are captioned. Many other
TV commercials are not captioned (and we get
angry about it). It was just realized that
federal law requires captions on TV commercials
only if it lasts more than five minutes! Many
short TV commercials are captioned because
of public service! Sponsors are not
required to caption short commercials but
they do. Thank goodness.

 

— bad language about deaf actors

A movie casting director made this announcement.

It said:
we would really like to look for actors who are
deaf or hard of hearing, and are fluent in ASL

It is wrong wording.

It should be said:
we will cast actors who are deaf or hard of hearing
that are fluent in ASL

The wording “we would really like to” is
a loophole they use to cast fake-deaf actors
in ASL roles.

 

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

01/24/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 26 January 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 26, 2021

— ears or eyes

— activist says sign language is not hobby

— Coda’s reason for stopping the use of ASL

A deaf person applied for a warehouse job
and was rejected and as a result, filed
a job discrimination lawsuit. What
were the warehouse tasks the deaf
person applied for?

#1 – picking up a product that the customer
ordered and placing it in a tote bag

#2 – moving the products to a cart and
pushing the buttom to take it to the
dock to load up the delivery trucks.

These simple tasks require eyes, not ears!

 

— activist says sign language is not hobby

An activist says sign language has become more
popular, helped by visibility of interpreters
during pandemic TV news coverages. Yet there
are still some people that say that learning
sign language is a hobby. This activist says
hobby is the wrong word to describe sign
language.

 

— Coda’s reason for stopping the use of ASL

A Coda said he stopped using ASL while growing
up, despite loving it and being fluent with it.
Reason was peer pressure from friends and unwanted
stares from strangers.

 

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

01/24/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 25 January 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 25, 2021

— huge irony with a fake-deaf actor

A fake-deaf actor said he spent seven months
learning ASL for a fake-deaf role in a movie.
The irony? The film was shot in much less than
seven months!

 

— a Coda-owned cafe for deaf customers

Deaf’s Delight Cafe in Newark, NJ, is Coda-owned,
with the goal of serving the deaf. Inside the
cafe is space reserved for the deaf. Hope it
is a success and that the idea spreads across
major American cities.

 

— agency serving the deaf blocked by Facebook

An agency serving the deaf has been blocked
by Facebook. Fortunately, the Facebook people
realized they were wrong and allowed the
agency access! Scary? Yes – sort of Big
Brother controlling our lives!

 

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

01/24/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 24 January 2021

DeafDigest Gold – January 24, 2021

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 23rd year

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Old Fogey

Dismal job market

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-dismal-job-market/

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/class/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/legalinterpreting/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Counselors that work with deaf prisoners
have said that their use of video technology
to communicate with family membeers and
friends greatly prevent them from repeating
their crimes and going back to prison again!

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A big question among deaf fans of “Deaf U”
is when will Season 2 episodes come up,
if it does!

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It is not a pretty situation when leaders of
a deaf service agency faces legal issues.
It is happening to Deaf Counseling Advocacy
and Referral Agency, located in the Bay
Area in Northern California. It is sad because
DeafDigest editor, way back in the 1980’s
worked for that agency. The experience
gained has been a rich one.

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A newspaper op-ed article said that bad TV
captions create Deaf Inaccessibility. That
op-ed is correct.

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The deaf people of Colorado, in a newspaper
story, said they were thrilled that the
inauguration was interpreted.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

true story. A deaf person moved to a
senior citizens home. He was the only deaf person
in that home.
The staff members all took sign language classes
to communicate with him.
This same senior citizens home has a deaf housekeeper.
No one bothered to communicate with her.
Why?

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

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!

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

For more info about CapTel, email: sales@weitbrecht.com

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SCARED OF LEGAL INTERPRETING
There are some interpreters that are scared to
do legal interpreting – in the court room, or in the
attorney’s office or in the police station.
Reasons are that:

– a deaf person may not understand legal words

– the interpreter may not know how to interpret legal words

– if an interpreter makes an error that is overlooked, the
deaf person may suffer

This is why there are workshops on legal interpreting.

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

note:
times have changed since this video was taken.
We have these deaf CDI’.

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DeafDigest – 23 January 2021

DeafDigest Blue – January 24, 2021

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

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 23rd year

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-deaftable/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/staring-at-deaf-person/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/heavy-demand-for-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-no-luck-with-employment-agency/

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Top stories about the deaf:

3Arts, a Chicago-based nonprofit arts organization
working out of University of Illinois at Chicago
is making Deaf Arts a priority, encouraging
active deaf artists with their projects.

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There is a fear in Texas that the needs of the
deaf and the disabled would be ignored by
state legislators. That was the newspaper story.

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According to a newspaper story, the pandemic
is creating unemployment issues for the deaf.
The story said employers do not want to hire
the deaf out of concern on not being able
to accommodate their employment needs, never
mind that there is ADA anti-discrimination laws.

……….

Rachel Shenton has established “Hear Art”
project which hopes to integrate deaf film
producers into the wide world of hearing film
producers, instead of being pushed aside
into a separate entertainment category.

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Actor Kim Dong-hyun said he learned sign
language for one big reason – to sign
“thank you” to deaf fans that watch him
perform. Is learning how to thank actually
learning sign language?

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READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone! CapTel shows
word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone, letting
you read everything that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!

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

For more info about CapTel, email: sales@weitbrecht.com

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEAVY DEMAND FOR INTERPRETERS
We have many requests for interpreters. We do not
have enough interpreters.
An interpreting agency director said she left her
office one afternoon for a lunch break. When she came
back, she turned on the answering machine and received
twenty interpreting requests.
This is not a big city agency, but a mid-sized
city!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/heavy-demand-for-interpreters/

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Lip reading tale

Could we lipread the exact word after guessing

it is Jerry

or

Cherry

or

Sherry?

Could be frustrating!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY DID NOT HELP THE DEAF
A deaf person went to an employment agency,
hoping to find a new job.
No luck! The deaf person was very disappointed;
his family was also very disappointed.
Why big disappointment? Because the agency was
owned by deaf person’s aunt!
Discrimination? Or hearing aunt not comfortable
with deaf nephew?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-no-luck-with-employment-agency/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One thing we should always keep in mind in reading through captioning
errors is that when a mistake happens, sometimes the correct word will not
look at all like what actually appeared on the screen. The main reason for
this is because captioners are writing primarily phonetically and not how
a word is spelled.

For instance, the word “beau” is pronounced “bo,” but there is no “o” in
it. The word “beauty” is pronounced with a “u” sound, but the “u” is the
third vowel in the word.

A couple examples of this would be:
The builder wanted to put laundry shoots in his homes.
He said the meat would no longer be pervade.

These should be:
The builder wanted to put laundry chutes in his homes.
He said the meat would no longer be purveyed.

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We have often read all about these freeze flash mob
performances. But not about a deaf freeze flash mob
performance – until a group of students from Iowa
School for the Deaf pulled off this feat in a
Council Bluffs supermarket.

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DeafDigest – 22 January 2021

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— weird deaf error

A newspaper basketball headline said

Georgia Tech women deaf Wake Forest women in basketball

Deaf?

It actually is:
Georgia Tech women defeated Wake Forest women in basketball

So weird!

 

— driver’s license, required or an option

Some states have made it an option (not a
requirement) for deaf drivers to indicate
their deafness on their driver’s ID.
A legislator in New Jersey wants to pass
a law to make it a requirement. Good idea
or bad idea?

 

— part-time interpreters

A newspaper suggested that people, working their day
jobs, but making little income, could become
part-time interpreters. DeafDigest does not know
what to make of it, because all of the interpreters
he has had over the years were full-timers.

 

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DeafDigest – 21 January 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 21, 2021

– explaining Deaf Art

We have many talented deaf artists. There was
a Deaf Art gallery with wall to wall paintings
of these deaf artists. Unfortuantely, that
gallery closed up. Anyway, one Deaf Artist
described Deaf Art as:

paintings of unspoken words!

 

— honoring a Deaf Communication mode

Cued Speech is not sign language, even though
it seems to look like it. The new White House
administration has honored Cued Speech by
having a translator on stage. Cued Speech
now joins ASL and captions as an accepted
Deaf Communications mode. Does not matter if
not too many deaf people use Cued Speech.

 

— in charge of research at a marine life center

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center, located in
Juno Beach, Florida, focuses on research of
sea turtles. In charge of all aspects of
research is Jennifer Reilly. She is deaf,
and her job title is Research Operations
Manager.

 

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DeafDigest – 20 January 2021

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— to be fluent for only $20.00

ASL is one of the most difficult languages
to master. Many people try to learn ASL but
are not too good at it. It is interesting
to see an ad today that says:

Here’s How To Become Fluent In American Sign Language For Just $20

really?

 

 

— puzzling comment about VRI

VRI is Video Remote Interpreting. It is not
the same as relay interpreting. Anyway
there was a posting today that said:

It is an effective device used in the absence
of qualified interpreters

In absence of qualified interpreters?
It is puzzling because one has to be qualified
to interpret on VRI (and also on relay
interpreting)!

 

— Zoom captions, free or not free

Must pay to get captions on Zoom? Two
deaf individuals opposed the idea of
paying for captions on Zoom, saying
it violates the ADA. They have
filed a lawsuit to force Zoom to
offer free captions.

 

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DeafDigest – 19 January 2021

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— fast-food outlet instructs deaf to drive to an open window

A nationally-known fast food outlet has a sign that instructs
deaf drivers, unable to use the voice kiosk, to drive
to an open window to place written orders. One deaf
driver did and he was denied service. The inside employees
have not been made aware of this deaf-driver policy.
As a result, the company attorney is trying to undo
the damage because the deaf driver used his iPhone
to run a video of this incident in which the
employees used inappropriate language!

 

— many lip readers won’t admit it

There are many hearing people that can lip read
(not necessarily better or worse than deaf).
It is just that many of them just won’t admit it!
Why?

 

— a serious problem with voice conference calls

Interpreters do handle voice conference calls, but
there is a problem. When too many people spoke
up at the same time, or when they do not identify
themselves, not only the interpreters are lost
but so are the deaf clients! This was the issue
raised in a lawsuit when a deaf client lost
his job.

 

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DeafDigest – 18 January 2021

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— a trick to avoid credit card machine incidents

It seems there are always new technology with the
credit card machines that makes current store
machines obsolete. Clerks would voice out which
credit card machine (out of 2 or 3 on the counter)
to use. Deaf people cannot hear voice and may
insert their credit cards into wrong machine,
creating ugly incidents with the clerks. The
trick is to delay inserting the credit card,
allowing the clerk to point to the correct
machine to use! Works for DeafDigest editor.

 

— On the Waterfront; 1954 film vs 2021 film

The famous movie “On the Waterfront” that was
filmed in 1954, was shown again on TV
yesterday. The 1954 movie had no subtitles
(captions weren’t invented yet) whereas
yesterday’s movie was captioned. Deaf people
loved the 1954 movie for one reason – a lot
of action, despite not understanding the plot.
67 years later, these same deaf people finally
understood the plot (union issues leading to
violence).

 

— Massachusetts hires a new director

Opeoluwa Sotonwa is the new director of the
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing. This position had been vacant for
some time. DeafDigest editor, years ago
remembers an event in western Massachusetts.
The past state director attended the event
and the local deaf leaders were excited
about it, expecting to have a private
face to face meeting to discuss local
deaf-related issues. Unfortunately, due
to a personal emergency, the director
had to leave the event to go home
(in eastern part of the state). This
early departure left the local leaders
very disappointed.

 

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DeafDigest – 17 January 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Possibly the customer service department at
Lowe’s does not do a good job of communicating
with deaf customers. A deaf woman ordered
flooring boxes and requested delivery to her
house. She negotiated with the service people
on delivery date, time and total costs, and
she was given the impression all was clear and
understood. They never told her the boxes would
be delivered to the curb of her house, not into
the house itself. She made such a big stink out
of it that Lowe’s apologized for not making it
clear – but she still ended up delivering the
boxes from the curb to her house. Fortunately
for her, the friendly neighbors helped out.

………..

An issue coming up in Oregon is the
Oregon State ASL Interpreter Licensure.
A Town Hall event has taken place to
address these concerns.

……….

On the legislative floor in Indiana
is the Public TV Caption Bill, meaning
captions everywhere. Interesting to see how
legislators would react to it.

…………….

A business consultant said that a video
board that lists product choices, details
and prices would be best for deaf customers.

………………

formula-based hiring rules (by the computer)

In the day of computers, more employers are using
formula-based programs to hire employees. Advocates
are saying it discriminates against the deaf –
for one reason – deaf people may not fit within
the formula “guidelines.” If this is the case,
then more and more ADA lawsuits are coming up!

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THE SUPER BOWL AND THE DEAF SUPER BOWL
The Super Bowl is coming up next week. It is the most
important event for football fans and for advertisers
that advertise on TV (with captions, we hope).
What is the Deaf Super Bowl? It is the NAD Conference,
every two years.
Why? Because deaf vendors and deaf businesses show
their most important products and services at the NAD
Conference exhibit booths!
The Super Bowl and the Deaf Super Bowl – same thing!

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BACKGROUND AS SUPERINTENDENT
We think deaf school superintendents should have
majored in Deaf Education, with MA and doctorates.
Not always. We have had superintendents that were:

– clergyman
– banker
– engineer
– supermarket manager

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Top stories about the deaf:

Joanne Weber, a deaf educator, has been selected as
Canada Research Chair in Deaf Education. She said it
is a big honor.

……….

Staff interpreters or Independent interpreters?

What is the difference? Staff interpreters do
not have to wake up at 2 AM to rush to an
emergency, such as police stops, hospital
emergency rooms, family illness, etc.
Independent interpreters can, if they are
willing to get up at 2 AM!

This clarification was made in a posting.

……….

On the floor in Indiana legislation is the
Parents with Disabilities Act. It didn’t pass
last year and advocates are hoping it will
pass this year.

……..

A newspaper story said that for the lack of
sign language interpreters, deaf patients
suffer worse health problems than hearing
patients.

………

ADA lawsuits do not always pay off. A deaf
man filed a job discrimination lawsuit
against the New York City Transit Authority
and lost. During the bench trial, the
Southern District of New York said the
plaintiff could not prove through federal,
state or city laws that he was discriminated
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WAITING IN A BUSY RESTAURANT
A DeafDigest subscriber, when entering a busy restaurant,
always gives his name as “deaf” on the sign up chart.
When the “deaf” name comes up, the hostess knows it is
a deaf person and will tell him that his table is ready.
He was afraid that if he gave the hostess his name,
he may overlook the lipreading when the hostess shouts
the name.

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Lip reading tale

A deaf friend was chatting with a hearing friend
in the hallway.

A woman passed through both of them.

The deaf friend thought the hearing friend said:
This is Chill

The hearing friend actually said
This is Jill

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HATE A PERSON THAT STARES AT YOU
DeafDigest editor goes to fast food restaurants during
his lunch hour. Some fast food employees stare at him
even when they are busy making sandwiches.
Why does the employee stare? Never saw a deaf person in
his life? Or uncomfortable with a deaf person?
No matter – when an employee stares for a long time,
DeafDigest editor goes to a different fast food place!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that many captioners write the long “o” sound in steno as OE.
Since they write primarily phonetically, captioners have to figure out
ways to distinguish words that sound the same but are spelled differently.

One group of such words might include Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores and
Loews Hotels. You also have things that might be “low” and “lo and
behold.” You also have the prefix and suffix of “lo.” You also have JLo
and Robb Lowe. Even the spelling “lough” can be pronounced with a long “o”
sound.

Some captioners might choose to use an asterisk with the vowels to help
differentiate, so it might be written O*E. They also might choose to write
it O without the E.

With many different spellings for one sound, this can be a rather
difficult differentiation for some captioners, so some mistakes may
happen.

Some examples of this would be:
Home Depot and lows competed for the business.
She wore the furlough across her shoulders.
To the travel buffaloes is well-known.

These should be:
Home Depot and Lowe’s competed for the business.
She wore the fur low across her shoulders.
To the travel buff Loews is well-known.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf pilots cannot work on a commercial airplane because
of tower radio communications. Josh Mech, a Wisconsin deaf
man outfitted with a double CI, was given OK by the Federal
Aviation Administration on his career plan to become a
commercial pilot.

While he is deaf without his double CI, he functions as a
hearing person with his CIs.

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A survey in Scotland of shops that claim to have
induction loops revealed that 25 percent of these
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DeafDigest – 15 January 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 15, 2021

— no interpreter for deaf person during parole hearing

All prisoners, both deaf and hearing, look forward
to parole hearings, with the hope that they will
be paroled – and move on with their lives. A
deaf prisoner was NOT provided with an interpreter
during his parole hearing! He filed a discrimination
lawsuit. For some reason, it was announced that a
settlement has been proposed – but the deaf prisoner
refused to accept the settlement. As a result both
parties agreed to let a judge make a decision for
them!

 

— TV set deaf said to be very friendly

Samsung issued a press release that their latest
TV set is very deaf-friendly – avatar explaining
what each on-screen option is all about, ability
to move captions up or bottom or left or right,
and moving the “corner” TV interpreter to anywhere
on the screen. Really? Stay tuned!

 

— difficult job description for deaf applicant

Some jobs are difficult – must rely on voice
communications. A deaf person applied for
a railroad job (not easy, very dangerous)
which depends on voice communications. He
did not get the job and filed ADA job
discrimination lawsuit. The court said
that he could not prove that he could
safely perform these jobs that totally
rely on voice communications – voice signals
and voice danger warnings, etc. The court
decided against the deaf person.

 

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DeafDigest – 14 January 2021

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— coming home from work; comparing deaf with hearing

A social worker made this observation – that
when hearing people come home from work they
want to relax (like watching TV). And that
when deaf people come home, they want to
chat in ASL.

 

— company says they design perfect mask for the deaf

Project Hazel is said to be a “perfect” mask for
the deaf – in that deaf people can see hearing
people’s facial expressions as well as to be able
to lipread. Just have to wait if it is a fact
or just talk!

 

— which world, deaf only or hearing only or both

There are deaf people that say they mingle comfortably
in the deaf world as well as in the hearing world.
Are they a bicultural deaf person?

 

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DeafDigest – 13 January 2021

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— pictorial history of roller-skating rinks

Roller skating arenas in past years was popular.
These arenas were crowded with deaf and hearing
roller skaters, all just wanting to have fun.
There is a collection of these old time
roller-skating rinks, about 2,000 such pictures.
The work is being done by Mark Falso. He is
deaf. He said he just loves history in pictures.

 

— deaf prisoner allowed to use videophone to call friends

A deaf prisoner was not allowed to use videophone to chat
with his friends. The officials said he could use either
TTY or video relay, but the deaf prisoner objected.
This lawsuit has been continuing for about four years
until the Fourth Circuit said he could use the videophone.
Will the court decision stand or is the battle continuing?

 

— another role for Marlee Matlin

Another role is coming up for Marlee Matlin.
A role in a movie or a TV sitcom? No, as
Executive Producer for “Feeling Through”
which is lauded as the world’s first film
involving a deaf-blind actor!

 

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DeafDigest – 12 January 2021

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— these web accessibility lawsuits

As recent as 2019, there were nearly 2,300
ADA Title III lawsuits because of web
inaccessibility issues. 2020 stats is not
yet available, but don’t be surprised if
the count has jumped to 3,000 or even 4,000
lawsuits!

 

— association of architects and designers agree with deaf

An association of architects and designers made a
statement that deaf employees prefer their desks
to face the room instead of facing the wall.
For some reason, in many offices, deaf desks face
the wall, which is what many deaf employees hate!

 

— important for deaf that live in apartments

Many deaf people live in apartments. It is very
important that they be made aware of – Tenants’
Rights Law; Fair Housing Act; best ways to
communicate with the landlords; having
flashing smoke signalers; having flashing
doorbell signalers. Plus some other stuff.

 

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DeafDigest – 11 January 2021

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— completely misunderstanding a finger-pointing gesture

DeafDigest editor, at a supermarket, carried a tote bag
with him and pointed to it with the check out clerk,
explaining groceries would be bagged inside it. The
clerk thought the request was for paper bags and
charged him for it! No matter how careful a deaf
person would gesture, some hearing people would
totally misunderstand it and add the charge to the bill!
Very frustrating.

 

— to be deaf or to be hard of hearing or to be a CI

In a newspaper interview, a person with a hearing loss
hinted that there are three categories – deaf; hard of
hearing;  CU user. Since when is a CI being added as
a third hearing loss category? Take off a CI, the person
is deaf; put on a CI, the person could be viewed as
a hearing person?

 

— a reverse app

A reverse app? In almost all cases, deaf people use
speech to text app to try to communicate with the
hearing. A hospital is using this very same app
in reverse – to allow its deaf staffers communicate
with hearing patients!

 

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Deaf Eugenics Experiment

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Top stories about the deaf:

The US Agency for International Development
has been praised for assisting Morocco with the
distance learning needs for the deaf.

………..

McLane Northeast, a Buffalo, NY, distribution
company would not interview a deaf applicant,
let alone hiring her. As a result, U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission has slapped
it with a job discrimination lawsuit.

……….

Major airports across the world have been
working together on how to best accommodate
disabled (and deaf) travelers. It is being
called Disability Sensitivity Training.

…………….

In an interview Evelyn Glennie, the deaf
percussionist, and the best in the world,
said while she became deaf at the age of
8, she still wanted a career in music.
But that her parents, both of them amateur
musicians, tried to discourage her. They
failed and the musical world stood the
better for it!

………………

Do Codas understand ASL even if they do not
use ASL? A linguist thinks so, yes, during
a newspaper interview.

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LIBRARY AT MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Many of us know that there were many generations of
deaf people that lived on Martha’s Vineyard. And that hearing
people in the town used sign language to communicate with
the deaf.
A deaf group took a tour and stopped at the library at
Martha’s Vineyard to see if there were any ancestors
in their family trees.
The librarian showed them the birth-and-death book.
Those that were deaf were marked as “deaf.”
If a deaf person wants to do research, it is a tough
job because the library did not have deaf genealogical
files in the computer.

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THE DEAFLYMPICS AND THE DEAF CULTURE
We have the Deaflympics, where the best deaf athletes
from all over the world compete against each other
in many different sports.
Does Deaflympics help improve Deaf Culture? Yes and no!
A high percentage of participants in Deaflympics are
oralists, late-deafened, hard of hearing that function as
hearing, etc, etc.
These people are most likely not part of Deaf Community.
And when the Deaflympics is over, they go back to their
own worlds!

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DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Patrick
Robinson, from Alabama, that departed us.

He was one of the most powerful deaf Black leaders
– outstanding in Deaf Education, great coach in
Deaf Sports, leader with the National Deaf Black
Advocates as well as with other organizations
serving the deaf.

Professionally, he served as the director of the
Talladega Regional Center then moved on to
Executive Director of E. H. Gentry Facility.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Kurk Darnell, who is deaf and a cartoonist,
loves dwarf chameleons and is worried about
this creature being driven into extinction.
He has drawn up a cartoon book, designed for
children, hoping they will help prevent
extinction.

……….

Every state operates differently as far as
dealing with the needs of the deaf is
concerned. The Pennsylvania Office for the
Deaf and Hearing Impaired is just one of the
seven different departments that one of
the governor’s committees would oversee. That
means the deaf group must fight to get
attention to its needs, competing against
six other groups! This is not great.

……….

A deaf inductee into Green Bay Packers Fans
Hall of Fame? Jeff Padon, who lives in Maryland,
but is a 100 percent loyal Packers fan, has
been nominated for this honor. Why is a Packers
fan living in Maryland? He graduated from
Gallaudet and is employed in Maryland.

……..

A job coach pointed out three workplace issues – Do deaf
employees get what they need? Is there a good working
relationship between deaf and hearing employees? And
when employees go out for lunch or for after-hours social
events, are deaf employees left out of it?

………

Chemists with Disabilities has honored a team that
came up with 3-D ASL chemical table.

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HEARING AND DEAF BEAUTY PAGEANTS
Do we have too many hearing beauty pageants?
We have Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, etc.
Too many? Good question, but it is the same thing
with the deaf!
We have Miss Deaf International, Miss Deaf World,
Miss Deaf Pageant, etc.
Confusing with hearing? Yes. Confusing with deaf,
of course, yes!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing friend was introducing her friend
to a deaf person

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is my friend Diane

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A WASTED ACTING ROLE
What is a waste of time with deaf actors
in hearing movies?
A deaf person would be hired to act in a
hearing film. The role may be small, maybe just
one short scene.
And when the filming is finished, the film
editors would cut out the deaf character.
The deaf community would come to watch the
movie and be disappointed in not seeing the
deaf actor.
A waste of time for everyone. It has
happened from time to time in the past.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have been looking at how captioners write vowels and vowel sounds.
Because captioners write primarily phonetically and not how the word is
spelled, many captioners will use the steno AU for the “aw” sound.

This may include words like “paw” and “saw,” but it also will include
words like “ball,” “talk,” and “taught.” In addition to words with an “a,”
it may also include words such as “thought” and “fought.”

Mistakes can happen if the captioner mistakenly uses the OU steno instead
of the AU.

Some examples of this would be:
She bout a new car.
He tout at a new school.
She thought she out to do better.

These should be:
She bought a new car.
He taught at a new school.
She thought she ought to do better.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

When deaf people of Travis County in Texas get into trouble
they immediately turn to an attorney that knows ASL.
Amber Farrelly Elliott was written up in the newspaper as
the attorney to go to in case of need and assistance.

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the Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts and the
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contract to teach ASL to families of deaf children.

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DeafDigest – 08 January 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 8, 2021

— deaf pushing the Georgia votes

One of the most contested campaigns took place
in Georgia – these Warnock vs Loeffler and
the Ossoff vs Perdue double Senate races.
A deaf person helped push people to vote for
Ossoff, and Ossoff won. Some campaign winners
will offer political jobs to election volunteers.
This being said, will the deaf person get a
job with the Ossoff team as a political reward?

 

— which interpreter – deaf interpreter or hearing interpreter

What is the difference between a Deaf Interpreter and
a Hearing Interpreter? Deaf interpreter uses signs
that are Deaf Culture-based whereas Hearing interpreter
use a different signing style. Which one is best?
Both are bests! Whatever works for the deaf client
is fine. As long as correct signs for certain words
are conveyed, DeafDigest editor is happy.

 

— Flash: Super Bowl update

As part of the Super Bowl weekend, there is the
Puppy Bowl. Any deaf pups? Yes.

The deaf pups are:

Marshall, a Boston terrier

and

Fletcher, an American Staffordshire terrier/beagle mix

May the best Deaf Pup win!

 

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— Covid-19 responsible for a big influence

For years and years hearing people paid no
attention to our sign language, our interpreters
and signed news, etc. They are now much more
aware of our sign language – because of these
many interpreted Covid-19 press conferences
on TV. They see sign language everywhere they
go!

 

— small group within large family dining table

An interpreter came from a large family. The only
family members that knew ASL was her deaf mother
and her younger sister. The others – grandparents,
aunts, uncles, cousins all knew ZERO ASL. Why
wouldn’t they be willing to pick up some ASL
to communicate with the smaller ASL-signing
group? It is always a big family mystery.

 

— A scary Covid-19 sign up form for vaccine shots

In Florida, a deaf couple wanted to sign up for
Covid-19 vaccine shots. They were scared for one
reason – the forms they had to fill out did not
ask if they were deaf. The form did ask for their
home phone nunmbers. Possibly in haste to get
the forms printed out and distributed the
public health officials neglected to take into
consideration that there are deaf people that
want to take shots.

 

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— deaf attorney in bedroom all day

DeafDigest editor was chatting (on email) with
a deaf attorney yesterday. Because of Covid-19
he works out of his home – and his office is
located in the family bedroom. He said:

I argued several times remotely (with captioning)
from my bedroom.

He works for a federal government agency in
Washington, DC

 

— the crashing of the business communication software

Slack is a nationally known business communication
software used by many places of business. It crashed
yesterday. The co-owner of a computer management
company in St Louis, works with his deaf partner.
They communicate all day through Slack, and when it
crashed, they couldn’t communicate with each other.
As a result, they quickly jumped on Google chat,
and the day was saved!

 

— Conspiracy theory and a famous person

There was a shocking question today in the media.

It asked:
Did Helen Keller Not Exist?

It said that there is a Conspiracy theory that she
never existed as a world-famous deaf-blind person!

 

 

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— Coda is about Coda

The Houston Cinema Arts Society will be featuring
a film, titled – Coda. It is about a Coda torn
between her deaf parents and her dreams of a
career in music. Taking part in the film are
well-known deaf actors – Troy Kotsur and
Marlee Matlin.

 

— a comment from a deaf agency representative

Regarding the pandemic, a deaf agency representative
said “real advocacy” cannot be really done until
things get back to normal. We do web seminars here
and there and referring clients to specialists, but
that is about it.

 

— placement of interpreters very important

A deaf theatrical actor complained that when
interpreters are hired to do a play, often
they’re either placed too far off from the
front and center – or – standing on a level
below the stage level. This makes things
much harder for the deaf in the audience
to follow the action and the plot.

 

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— “America’s Next Top Model” or “Dancing With the Stars”

Nyle DiMarco won both “America’s Next Top Model”
and “Dancing With the Stars” TV contests, propelling
him into celebrity fame. But which victory was more
important for him? According to TV contest buffs,
the “Dancing With the Stars” was more important!

 

— Payday loan company for deaf files for Chapter 7

ACS Payment Solutions, which was supposed to give
deaf people these payday loans, and is based in
Louisville, Kentucky, has filed for Chapter 7
bankruptcy. DeafDigest lacks enough information
about this story and so, cannot comment any
further – but also hopes deaf people were not
financially harmed by this Chapter 7 filing.

 

— thehill.com insults DC Mozzeria

thehill.com covers politics and happenings in
the metro Washington, DC area. It describes
deaf-run Mozzeria as a “scrappy Napolitana
pizzeria.”

Scrappy? Just to make sure what that word means,
a google search said: disorganized, untidy, or
incomplete – and also – determined, argumentative,
or pugnacious

Regardless of how one choses either definition,
it certainly is an insult!

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

An activist said that deafness is not an
impairment. It was in reference in growing
up deaf and being part of the Deaf Culture
– as opposed to the late-deafened, in which
their deafness is an impairment!

………..

A Coda interpreter’s shock came up when he
was 8 years old. His deaf parents were invited
to attend a program event at his school –
but no one interpreted the music or speeches
by school officials! He felt it was an
invitation of inconsideration.

……….

All 911 dispatch centers in California, effective
immediately, must accept text messages. The
new state law has made it possible.

…………….

Microsoft was praised for airing one of the
best TV commercials of 2020 – sign language
shown on one of its Surface ads.

………………

The Middle Georgia Regional Library, located in Macon,
is distributing facemasks for the deaf people.

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GALLAUDET’S BUDGET PROBLEMS
Few years ago, Gallaudet struggled with the
budget. Increases in salaries and health
insurance messed up the budget.
But after struggling, the budget was approved.
Gallaudet was glad.
Gallaudet University? No, it was Denny Gallaudet,
the past superintendent of the Richmond School
System in Maine!
Is Gallaudet part of the famous Gallaudet family?
Some think so, but not sure.

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OLDEST DEAF BOOKS IN LIBRARY
Which library has the world’s oldest books on
deafness?
Almost all of us would say Gallaudet library.
That answer is wrong.
The library at Washington University of St Louis
has deafness library books that are over 500 years old!

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf attorney said that he chose the legal
profession as a way to correct injustices
deaf people have suffered over the years –
yet realizing now that hearing attorneys
are not so interested in helping the deaf.

……….

Many people are scared of 5G technology,
but for hearing aids, scientists are saying
it will reduce background noise by 90
percent. Really?

……….

While many deaf passengers on railroads and
rapid transit trains complain about missing
their stations due to inability to hear the
public announcements, a complaint from a
hearing passenger is interesting.

The hearing passenger said she also cannot
hear announcements because of noise everywhere
and also trains fly by too fast to allow
her to read the station stop signs!

……..

The Voice of America interviewed deaf artist
Nancy Rourke, who painted scenes of Covid-19
affecting the deaf.

………

It was announced that Sharp Eyed Group,
an interpreting agency, owned by the
Indiana Association of the Deaf, has been
sold, and continues as deaf-owned. Further
details should be forthcoming.

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SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF IN AFRICA
Andrew Foster, a famous deaf man, established 31
schools for the deaf and 2 centers for the deaf
in Africa. He died in 1987 in a plane crash.
Anyway, one of these former students of a
school for the deaf in Africa, said that his
school had a few hearing students!
Hearing students in a school for the deaf in
Africa! Why?
Good question.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person and a deaf person were talking about
a character in Blue Bloods police program.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Paez was a pretty good character detective

The hearing person actually said:
Baez was a pretty good character detective

note:
Paez was Bernardo Paez, a legendary quarterback
in high school football in Brooklyn, NY during
the seventies

Baez was Blue Bloods’ detective Maria Baez

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TWO HALF-DEAF ACTORS IN A MOVIE
Many years ago, famous actor Richard Widmark
was deaf in one ear. Also, another famous actor
Jimmy Stewart was deaf in one ear.
Making it worse was that director John Ford
was late deafened.
Both Widmark and Stewart worked together on
one movie, directed by Ford.
It was confusing. In one scene, Stewart and
Widmark were placed across the room. Stewart’s
deaf ear was opposite Widmark’s deaf ear – and
they could not easily communicate with each
other. And they could not hear the commands
by Ford!
The cameraman had to use hand signals
to tell these two actors what to do!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In reading through captioning errors, we have seen that many
stenocaptioners write the long “u” sound with the steno AOU. Most
captioners write the steno OU for the “ow” sound.

It might be helpful for us to see what might happen if a captioner makes a
mistake by either shadowing the “A” when it shouldn’t be there or by
omitting an “A” when it should be there.

Some examples of this would be:
Because he backed out of the deal, they said he was a real cured.
He was running low on foul for his car.
She enjoyed the view from the top of the tour.

These should be:
Because he backed out of the deal, they said he was a real coward.
He was running low on fuel for his car.
She enjoyed the view from the top of the tower.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The 2010 National Film Registry, a feature of the Library of
Congress, has listed the “Preservation of the Sign Language”
as #20 on its list. Only 25 films made the final list. The
1913 film that showed George Veditz in sign language is
just two minutes long!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In Bahawalpur, Pakistan, a crowd of deaf people
stormed a government building. They claimed
that hirinq quotas, with set asides, for
deaf applicants, isn’t working. And that
employers ignore these mandated hiring
quotas.

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DeafDigest – 01 January 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – January 1, 2021

— best Amazon employees are deaf

The best Amazon employees are deaf!

Not a joke. The Amazon warehouses where employees
locate boxes to ship out to customers, are very
noisy – always boxes creating noises while being
moved around; forklifts going on back and forth
and conveyor belts never stopping, all creating
noises that hearing employees hate. Plus boxes
always falling off the forklifts, and so on.
Noise plus on top of another noise. A deaf
employee said – eyes, not ears, are more important.

 

— Deaf Beer in a small town

Deaf Beer in a small town? Yes, Sperryville
only has maybe 350 people, and it is located
maybe 75 miles from Washington, DC. And a
new brewery is coming up – the Veditz and Company
Brewing, being set up by four deaf investors.
Veditz? He was a past president of National
Association of the Deaf during the 1900’s and
was one of these “save-ASL pioneers.” Will hearing
people drink Deaf Beer? Yes, if it is the best
beer in the Rappahannock County (Virginia).
Competition? Just two county breweries around.

 

— deaf dropouts at Hearing Colleges

Hearing students drop out at hearing colleges.
Deaf students also drop out at hearing colleges,
but why do they drop out? Academics? Maybe yes,
maybe no – but there are other issues – social
isolation, problems with interpreters and
captions, bad support services from the college
Disability Support Services department, and so on.
Deaf students need to realize there are always
Gallaudet, SWCD, CSUN and NTID to help with their
academics.

 

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