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Posts published in March 2021

DeafDigest – 31 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 31, 2021

— The Clubhouse and the Deaf

Clubhouse is a new app, that DeafDigest
previously mentioned as unfriendly to
the deaf. Unfriendly for two reasons –
no captions nor interpreters; and the
Clubhouse policy that anything that is
said inside the “room” cannot be revealed
outside. This means no chat transcripts
that could have benefitted the deaf. Not
surprised if ADA attorneys are awaiting
a wave of complaints from the deaf in
the near future!

 

— two reasons deaf people are not hired

A businessman who hires many disabled and
deaf people said:

companies often don’t hire people with disabilities
for what they perceive as liability reasons, or because
they think it might make customers uncomfortable

 

— the Undercover Boss and the deaf employee

Bowlero Corp was featured on Undercover Boss TV
program. It operates a chain of 300 bowling
alleys in USA. Colie Edwin had a deaf employee
that she was featured with on a segment of that
TV program. She learned that he needed a
hearing aid but couldn’t afford it. She
made him a promise – of a new hearing aid.
Just hope it is a real promise, not a fake
promise – because Undercover Boss is getting
a bad reputation of making broken promises.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 30 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 30, 2021

— character showing no love to real person love

Coda actress Louise Fletcher, while winning an
Oscar for best actress, showed no love in
her role in the 1975 movie “One Flew Over the
Cuckoo’s Nest.” She, however, as a real person,
showed real love while thanking in ASL, her deaf
parents for raising her. It was pointed out in
a short newspaper story today.

 

— all interpreters hate this

All interpreters deal with situations that they
hate – interpreting bad news.

One interpreter said:
I keep a straight face even when my stomach is churning

Another interpreter said:
I am doing the right thing, although it is often unpleasant

 

— lack of cooking show deaf contestants

We have talented deaf chefs. They are not afraid
to challenge Bobby Flay on the “Beat Bobby Flay”
TV program. But are our deaf chefs given
opportunities? As far as DeafDigest editor
is concerned – only one deaf chef appeared
on a TV program – Kurt Ramborger. He is not
the only great deaf chef around.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 29 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 29, 2021

— deaf hairstylist with unusual experience

Virginia Maldonado, who is deaf, is a hairstylist
in Jensen Beach, Florida. Her first day on the
job was the first day businesses were allowed
to reopen with use of masks. She has never known
what it was to work as hairstylist without
masks! For that reason many of her customers
were not aware of her deafness, but were still
accepting of her work on their hair!

 

— $1,000 for essential artists

San Francisco has announced a plan – to pay $1,000
per month for essential artists to continue to
work on their art. What is essential? Are deaf
artists essential in the eyes of the San Francisco
officials? Keep in mind we have many great deaf
artists.

 

— live captions, yes; automated captions, no; interpreters, no

A deaf resident of Minneapolis filed a formal complaint
about public meetings not being interpreted. This
complaint went into mediation and agreement was reached
to provide captions. But which captions – by humans or by
machines. The city tried out several captioning systems
and decided to go for the more expensive one – human
generated captions.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 28 March 2021

DeafDigest Gold – March 28, 2021

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lawsuit-irony/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A hospital in Toledo, Spain is stuck with
a broken hearing screening detection machine.
As a result, no one knows if the newly born
babies are deaf or hearing! It has been
broken for three months and only just
recently the hospital has completed
paperwork to purchase a new machine.

………..

A newspaper interview disclosed that Penn
State does not offer ASL program nor
recognize ASL as a language. Penn State
is one of these big nationally recognized
universities with high academic standards.
Yet, deaf and ASL, no, according to Penn State!

……….

Traffic intersection push buttons that
vibrate! Deaf people push heavy traffic
intersection light buttons in many cities
that don’t vibrate. This innovation is

supposed to help the deaf. Still, the
most important thing is – eyes to make sure
intersections are clear to cross across.

…………….

There is a debate in Bhutan about describing
the deaf. Are they to be described as Deaf
or as deaf? And that the deaf people themselves
are confused between being deaf or being Deaf!

………………

UPS had hoped to avoid a lawsuit over refusal
to promote a deaf employee for a driver’s
job, but couldn’t because of a ruling by
Wisconsin federal judge. This meant the lawsuit
will proceed.

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CAPTIONS ON UNITED AIRLINES
United Airlines that fly to Europe have captions
on some of their movies.

This is great – but what is not so great is
that most of their movies are not captioned.

Hearing people have more choices with their
movies; deaf choices are limited.

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

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A LAWSUIT IRONY
There is an irony with a lawsuit a deaf woman filed
against an Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic.
That clinic refused to provide her with an interpreter;
she sued and won.
The irony is that the Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic
works with many deaf patients, and they should be familiar
with their interpreting needs!
Why did they refuse? We will never know.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lawsuit-irony/

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DeafDigest – 28 March 2021

CAPTIONS ON UNITED AIRLINES
United Airlines that fly to Europe have captions
on some of their movies.
This is great – but what is not so great is
that most of their movies are not captioned.
Hearing people have more choices with their
movies; deaf choices are limited.

DeafDigest – 27 March 2021

DeafDigest Blue – March 28, 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

An European activist said that while captions
are required for government-broadcasted media and social
media posts, it does not provide sign language access.

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A newspaper story said that the world’s largest
ASL database is located on the campus of Boston
University. Really?

………

The Massachusetts attorney general has ordered the
property manager of two apartment complexes
in Springfield to pay a $25,000 fine for refusing
deaf applicants.

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According to a New Jersey newspaper the deaf population
of Newark is 22,000.

…………

Coming up is a small town theatrical play
“Silent Sky,” featuring two prominent deaf women –
Henrietta Leavitt and Annie Cannon, both
astronomers many years ago. There is a casting
call for both characters, both of whom functioned
as hearing persons despite their deafness (meaning
no ASL). Should the casting directors focus on
non-signing deaf actresses (very hard to find)
or on fake-deaf actresses? A coin flip decision!

……….

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DEAF COMMUNICATIONS IN CAFE
In Vietnam, deaf people socialize with each
other in cafes.
They do not use sign language. Instead they
use their text pagers to communicate with each
other across tables!
Why? It is a good question.

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

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Lip reading tale

A hearing employee was gossiping with a deaf employee.

The deaf employee thought the hearing employee said:
Joe was fired because of a personal matter

The hearing employee actually said:
Joe was fired because of a personnel matter

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HARD TO READ HEARING FACES
Is it hard to read a hearing face? A hearing person
may be a snob, or very talkative or something.
A deaf person may often misread the hearing face
not knowing who he really is.
That hearing person may be really very shy and
other hearing people know that, yet deaf person
did not realize it!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/shy-hearing-person-with-deaf/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have been looking at the initial consonants on the steno machine that
captioners depress with their left hand.

The lower bank consists of the letters S, K, W, and R. The S key is
pressed down using the pinky finger, while the other three fingers depress
the K, W, and R.

If the captioner depresses them at the same time, they will get the steno
SKWR, which will translate as the letter J. If the captioner depresses the
KWR, they will get the letter Y.

If you ever see a Y or a J at the beginning of a word and it doesn’t make
sense, it might just be a slip of the pinky finger on the left hand. Try
mentally replacing the J with a Y sound or the Y with a J sound and see if
it makes sense.

Some examples of this would be:
He was released after 20 years in Yale.
He never left his house without applying hair yell.
Some recipes call for beating egg jokes.

These should read:
He was released after 20 years in jail.
He never left his house without applying hair gel.
Some recipes call for beating egg yolks.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

How effective is newborn hearing screenings? Not
100 percent effective if the research by the
Children’s Memorial Hospital is valid. They
are saying there have been babies that fell
through the cracks and that their deafness
would have gone undetected until they got
a bit older!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Could people sign and read at the same time?

Yes, according to Judith Kroll, who teaches psychology
at Penn State. The work by her team was published in
Cognition, a trade association publication.

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DeafDigest – 27 March 2021

HARD TO READ HEARING FACES
Is it hard to read a hearing face? A hearing person
may be a snob, or very talkative or something.
A deaf person may often misread the hearing face
not knowing who he really is.
That hearing person may be really very shy and
other hearing people knows that, yet deaf person
did not realize it!

 

DeafDigest – 26 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 26, 2021

— a deaf newscaster mystery 71 years ago

In 1950, John Tubergen became the first deaf
sign language TV newscaster in Chicago. He
only lasted 13 weeks before being dropped.
Why? It was understood that the program
was shut down because of a labor strike
by the TV electricians. But when the strike
was settled, he was not asked to come
back, nor was the ASL news resumed. This
is the big mystery that endures to this day.

 

— Cooking show on Facebook better than Cooking show on TV

There are many cooking shows on TV and all of them are
captioned. The show “Sheryl in the Kitchen” is not
on TV, but among the deaf of New Orleans, is much more
popular than the ones shown on TV. Reason is that
Sheryl’s brother – Anthony Aramburo is an interpreter
and he interprets any and everything that his sister
speaks out about these cooking skills and tricks.
It is shown via Facebook, so if you wish to improve
on your cooking skills, do look her up!

 

— AT&T great to deaf in past; bad to deaf in present

Years ago AT&T was great to the deaf in the past;
they donated surplus teletype machines for
conversion into these Model 15 and Model 19
machines that became the national deaf TTY
network. Plus AT&T made annual cash donations
to TDI, Inc to help distribute the national
deaf TTY directory. And they had one person
(Joe Heil) who represented AT&T at all big
deaf conventions and deaf events. Times
have changed – AT&T has been fined nearly
20 million dollars for not sponsoring and
supporting programs for the deaf as they
were supposed to do so.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 25 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 25, 2021

— Dr. Fauci’s idea not good for the deaf

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House chief adviser for
COVID-19, felt that while many Americans have already
received their vaccines, they should continue
wearing the masks. This is not good for the deaf.
It is another matter if it was temporary but
not if this idea becomes permanent. Very scary.

 

— Matlin’s sign language e-cards

American Greetings is working with famed deaf
actress Marlee Matlin on on these sign
language e-cards – that has everything –
music, vocals, animated lyrics and ASL.
Hope it takes off and is successful.

 

— functionally-hearing deaf person shocked by the deaf

A deaf person, that functioned as a hearing person,
refused, for years, to accept her deafness. This
person, who is a store manager, finally met a group
of deaf people for the first time in her life and
was shocked. She said:

Deaf people were more accepting of their deafness
than I ever was

 

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DeafDigest – 24 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 24, 2021

— deaf person accused of having “attitude”

Homeless hearing people beg for money and
harass people that walk past them in downtown
of a major city. For some reason a certain
homeless person continues to accuse a deaf
person of having an attitude problem! This
person sits in front of a CVS store and
would open the doors for hearing people
that enter or exit the building (hoping
for tips). When there is behind-the-back
yelling and screaming, the hearing person
hears it but often ignores it whereas the
deaf person is clueless (and is labelled
as having an attitude).

 

— deaf BBQ chef vs hearing BBQ chefs

On all these TV BBQ grilling contests,
DeafDigest editor has never seen a
deaf contestant. Hearing BBQ contestants
better than deaf BBQ chefs? No way!
But deafness may be a disadvantage,
and it has nothing to do with grilling
skills. It has a lot to do with “spying”
on judges’ tasting preferences and on
contestants’ grilling tricks. Yes,
deaf contestants can see but cannot
hear these whispered comments among
contestants that are forever talking
trash with each other. There is one
deaf contestant that has competed
locally and is hoping one day he
will win big. DeafDigest hopes so.

 

— Coda remembers these days of past years

A Coda was interviewed in a newspaper story.
She said:

my parents couldn’t watch non-captioned movies

my parents couldn’t enjoy non-interpreted public festivals

my parents didn’t want to go to restaurants and
not understanding what the waiters were saying

This Coda is correct.

 

 

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DeafDigest – 23 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 23, 2021

— no lip reading at all

No lip reading at all, according to part of a
newspaper story. It was not in reference to
pandemic masks, but in reference to watching
captions on TV. It was part of humor while
staying home much of the time.

 

— tricks of a deaf referee

Matt Ayyash is deaf and is a respected referee
in soccer. He depends on tricks to make players
aware of his deafness, especially those shocked
about it for the first time. During the pre-game
coin flip, he would immediately tell the team
captains of his deafness and that he would
officiate the game differently from hearing
referees. He would explain that if they wish
to communicate with him during the game, just
to tap on his shoulder and to directly face him.
He wears a buzzer on his arm to allow fellow
referees to quickly bring attention. He also
follows closely, not afar, the action on the
field. Lastly but most important of all,
requiring his interpreters to know soccer signs!

 

— the deaf and the military

Paige Hall, who is deaf, is a ROTC student at
Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.
A big newspaper story was written up about her,
and the bottom line is that she believes her
deafness will not be a barrier to a military
career. A barrier or not a barrier? Many
deaf soldiers fought on the both sides of
the Civil War. Theodore Roosevelt, before
he became the president, wanted to recruit
a Deaf Cavalry during the Spanish-American war.
A school for the deaf currently has a Deaf
Military unit. And we have known of deaf
fighters in other nations right now.
A barrier or not a barrier?

 

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DeafDigest – 22 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 22, 2021

— interpreter requests not filled

An agency, that serves the deaf in a small city
in a western state, receives several hundred
requests for interpreters. Approximately 15 percent
of these requests are not filled – for one reason –
lack of interpreters around. This is a troubling
issue – because while we have video and VRI services,
the deaf prefer face to face interpreters.

 

— importance of deaf and hearing as equals

A hearing businessman made this comment in a
workshop panel:

Learn about the importance of working with the deaf community

Words and phrases can be tricky and can be misunderstood.
A google search showed this explanation:

To work with means you are working usually on equal footing

Deaf and hearing as equals?

Yes, always, and all the time!

 

 

— working in a control room

All NASA flights into space are watched and monitored
by a group of engineers in a control room. One of
these engineers is Johanna Lucht. She is deaf.
NASA has had several other deaf engineers but
never in the control room.

 

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DeafDigest – 21 March 2021

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IrritateDeafPeople For Us

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/biggest-asl-thrill/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/asl-and-vsl/

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Top stories about the deaf:

It was reminded for all of us that in 1980
closed captioned TV programs was introduced
by ABC, NBC and PBS. What about CBS? This
network refused to caption and in fact a
high ranking CBS official told a deaf
leader:

We will NEVER caption our programs.

A couple of years later that official
was removed from his position and CBS
gave in and joined the original captioning
group!

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This sense of timing is strange. Marisa Salzer.
who is deaf and formerly served as the member
of the Montesano City (Washington) city
council, and was never provided with interpreters
and closed captions during council meetings.
When she stepped down, she came up with a
civil lawsuit. Why didn’t she file a lawsuit
while she was still serving on the council?

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It was learned that Google Chrome 89 will
provide captions on desktops. What about iPhones?
Do not know.

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Must be perfect or else! This refers to computers
that are supposed to provide interpreting services
for the deaf. A tech person said that even a tiny
interpreting error could be a disaster for deaf
clients!

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The Maryland state song “Maryland, My Maryland!”
is racist; one of the phrases was this –

nor deaf, nor dumb

For that reason, state legislators are working
to have this song repealed.

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HEARING ASL STUDENT’S BIGGEST THRILL

What is the biggest thrill and also the
biggest dream of many hearing ASL students?

It is bumping into a deaf person and fully
communicating with him in ASL!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/biggest-asl-thrill/

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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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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE AND VIETNAMESE SIGN LANGUAGE

Our American Sign Language is a complete language.
We have signs for most words in the dictionary.
Some countries have limited sign language vocabulary.
The VSL (Vietnamese Sign Language) is limited. For their
interpreters it was hard for them to sign some words
because there is none in the VSL dictionary.
We should realize we are fortunate to have a complete
sign language.

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DeafDigest – 21 March 2021

HEARING ASL STUDENT’S BIGGEST THRILL
What is the biggest thrill and also the
biggest dream of many hearing ASL students?
It is bumping into a deaf person and fully
communicating with him in ASL!

DeafDigest – 20 March 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Will ADA clash with another pandemic with
respect to the safety and needs of the
deaf? This is what one activist is afraid
of, looking into the future once Covid-19
becomes a bad memory.

……….

A deaf attorney, that functions as a hearing
person, has filed a lawsuit against a local
newspaper and the article writer for
“mocking” his deafness!

……….

A plan for “simple earth life” ignores the
deaf. There are people that believe in the
simple life – no electricity, hunting and
fishing for food, no cell phones, etc.
Well, an advocate for a group that believes
in simple earth life admitted they overlook
the needs of the deaf!

……….

The Prai City Council (Malaysia) reached agreement
with Penang Deaf Association to have interpreters
provided for the deaf during press conferences.

…………

The Senate in Tennessee has voted to establish
911 text services in all state counties. This
being said, what it meant was that in the past
not every county had 911 text services!

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PARENTS OF DEAF CHILDREN IN WYOMING HAD CHOICES
Wyoming, for many years, had no state school for the deaf. What
did hearing parents of deaf children do?
They had choices – send their children to schools for the deaf
in Montana or Idaho or Utah or Colorado or Nebraska or South
Dakota. And sometimes, at Model Secondary School for the Deaf.
Some parents researched and interviewed superintendents of these
schools before making a choice. This can’t happen today because
of mainstreaming programs.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was talking about a TV
commercial on anti-depressant medicine.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Results is a good medicine

The hearing person actually said:
REXULTI is a good medicine

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BARTENDER PROBLEM WITH CAPTIONS
A deaf person entered the bar, ordered
his drink and asked the bartender to
turn on the captions.
The bartender struggled with the
remote and failed to turn on the captions.
The deaf person offered to turn on
the captions with the remote.
The bartender gave the deaf person
the remote. The deaf person looked at
the remote and found the “cc” button.
He was ready to push the button.
Suddenly the bartender grabbed
the remote before captions could be
turned on.
Why?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen what sort of errors can happen with a slip of the ring finger
or index finger of the left hand of a stenocaptioner. The same type of
error can take place with a slip of the middle finger.

The steno PW is used for the initial consonant B. Both of these keys can
be depressed simultaneously using the middle finger of the left hand.
The P key is physically located above the W key on the keyboard. The
captioner has to press the crack between these two keys in order to get
the PW steno to appear.

Occasionally captioning mistakes can occur because a captioner may miss
the P key or W key, or the captioner could shadow a P or a W when they
were not intended.

If you sometimes see a P, W, or B sound at the beginning of the word and
it doesn’t make sense to you, see if you can make it make sense by
replacing it with one of the other two sounds.

Some examples of this would be:
He bored his milk into the glass.
She threw the wall to the catcher.
He lived in the pig city.

These should be read as:
He poured his milk into the glass.
She threw the ball to the catcher.
He lived in the big city.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network
scolded the National Relay Service for being “helpless”
when floods struck the Queensland territory. It was so
bad that Telstra, another Australian agency, had to
step in and help out.

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Could a doctor accidentally ruin a baby’s hearing?
It has something to do with the baby having auditory
neuropathy. This means the baby’s brain has not been
normally processing the sounds. Anyway, noise during
the screening may destroy the baby’s not-yet-developed
hearing skills! This issue was raised in a recent
posting by the CNN.

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DeafDigest – 20 March 2021

BARTENDER PROBLEM WITH CAPTIONS
A deaf person entered the bar, ordered
his drink and asked the bartender to
turn on the captions.
The bartender struggled with the
remote and failed to turn on the captions.
The deaf person offered to turn on
the captions with the remote.
The bartender gave the deaf person
the remote. The deaf person looked at
the remote and found the “cc” button.
He was ready to push the button.
Suddenly the bartender grabbed
the remote before captions could be
turned on.
Why?

DeafDigest – 19 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 19, 2021

— marketing people ignore the deaf, says Forbes magazine

The Forbes magazine ran an article saying that when
marketing people develop videoes of their products
and services, they ignore the deaf. One reason, Forbes
says, is because captions is time consuming and when
there is a rush to move products into videos, it
is not a priority. ADA? Wait and see what pro-ADA
attorneys have to say!

 

— TV program run by a deaf club

A sign language online TV program is being run by
a deaf club. It features programs on sports and
cooking as well as a weekly contest. Where in
USA? Sorry, it is run by the Cambridgeshire Deaf
Association in Great Britain.

 

— locating a deaf brother that left home 4 decades ago

Many young deaf people, not feeling too close to their
hearing family members, leave home to seek fortunes
elsewhere, and often do not return home. A hearing sister
missed her deaf brother who left home four decades ago
and started to look for him via on-line resources.
It was a difficult task for one reason – the brother
changed his last name and he moved nearly half way
across USA. One way or other she was able to locate
him – and even though she never learned sign language,
she’s planning a reunion with him.

 

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DeafDigest – 18 March 2021

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— scammed out of $36,000 USA dollars

Scammers or even Deaf Scammers are everywhere.
We hate these scammers but it won’t go away.
Just recently the Finnish Sports Association
of the Deaf (Finland) was scammed out of
30,000 euros by scammers that pretended
to work as security guards in a bank.
30,000 euros equals nearly $36,000 in
USA dollars.

 

— small business vs big business

From the Deaf Training point of view what
is the difference between Small Business
and Big Business? If the employer wants
to give employees training in ASL, the
Big Business can afford to hire an
interpreter with a Power Point.
Small Business may find hiring
an ASL interpreter too expensive
for them! This was what one owner
of a Small Business said.

 

— interpreter’s nightmare

What is an interpreter’s nightmare? Having to
invent a new sign for a word that was never
interpreted in the past? No – all interpreters
deal with it. Then what is the nightmare?
Because of the pandemic, the interpeter faces
the camera with no audience in front of her
eyes! The interpreter had no way of knowing
if the deaf audience understood and
appreciated her signs. Fortunately for
that interpreter, she got responses from
Facebook and emails, all of them positive!

 

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DeafDigest – 17 March 2021

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— probably first Karen complaint against a deaf person

Karen is an insult that became a recent buzzword.
It refers to a female that uses the 911 line to file
a complaint with the police for no real reason.
Anyway, it seems to be the first Karen that
complained about a deaf person. This deaf person,
a coffee shop barista, was wearing hearing aids
that the Karen thought were Air Pods. The supervisor
and the owners told Karen to go away and buy
coffee elsewhere!

 

— used to it but hate it

Deaf people are used to discrimination, no captions,
no interpreters, no note writing, etc. It does not
mean they don’t hate it because they do. This was
the issue an activist pointed out.

 

— deaf cheesemakers

Kase, a cheesemaking company, has five deaf
cheesemakers. It was suggested to the Kase
owner that he hire the deaf, and he did –
and he said his customers all love the
cheese made by his deaf cheesemakers.

 

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DeafDigest – 16 March 2021

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— interviewers’ tricks discriminate against deaf

Some hearing employers use tricks (scanning software
and body-language formulas) on hearing applicants.
Critics are saying that such tricks discriminate
against deaf appicants because hearing body language
may not be the same as deaf body language! Hearing
people know what hearing body language is; they
may not always know what deaf body language is.

 

— Pennsylvania’s mental health law

There is a law in Pennsylvania that during deaf
incidents with the police, the deaf can tell
the police they do not need mental health
assistance. Advocates worry that these deaf
rights may lead to worse incidents with
the police.

 

— Deaf people hate such questions

#1. Can you read my lips?

Answer: if deaf can’t read lips how could they
understand the question?

#2. How do you communicate with others at work?

Answer: if hearing people can’t read and write,
how can they pass notes with the deaf?

#3. Can you do the job working under the supervisor?

Answer: if deaf people have training for the job
they were trained to do so, then is there a
reason they cannot do the job?

 

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DeafDigest – 15 March 2021

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— doctor that said being deaf is not stupid

In a newspaper story, the doctor said, after
taking care of a deaf patient:

Deaf patient is not stupid

DeafDigest wonders why did it take the doctor
so many years of medical practice to realize
deaf people are not stupid people?

 

— a popular but lawless media

TikTok is a wildly popular media. It is also the
most lawless media ever! No rules on captions
not even by TikTok management. Throw ADA at
TikTok?

 

— Pandemic long distance voice calls

During the pandemic, many hearing people make
long distance calls with people they have
not chatted in many years. Not that always
so easy for the deaf because of these media
communication issues!

 

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DeafDigest – 14 March 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Enforceable minimum standards with TV captions?
FCC has standards but how enforceable is it?
Well, it is a big issue in Australia.

………..

Tahseen Ahmed, who is deaf, was written up in
a newspaper story about her work as
chief occupational therapist at a hospital.
She oversees work on oncology, lymphedema
and plastics patients.

……….

An advocate said, in a newspaper story,
that hearing people do not realize that
the deaf community is diverse, meaning
no such a thing as one size fits all
approach.

…………….

The Deaf Women United Conference, scheduled
for this summer in Chicago, has been postponed
to July 22-30, 2023.

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Ontario will be the first province in Canada
to provide sign language courses in two languages.

Ontario is English. Quebec is French and why
isn’t Quebec offering ASL courses. Not every
person in Quebec speaks French.

Good question.

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A CRAZY LAW IN MASSACHUSETTS
For many years in Massachusetts, all deaf clubs broke
the law.
The state had an old law that requires all movie
projectionists to have a state license! Why? We do not
know.
This means that deaf clubs in the state that show
captioned films were in violation of the law.
Fortunately, no deaf projectionists were arrested!
Today, it seems not to be a problem because movie
films are old fashioned; we watch movies with DVDs.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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OUR DEAF LEADERS IN THE OLD DAYS
In the old days, many deaf leaders were members of
a few national organizations. They were involved
with organization operations. This is why these national
organizations were close to each other – such as
NAD, AAAD and NFSD working closely together.
Times have changed. NAD leaders do not know deaf
sports leaders; religious leaders do not know
NAD leaders; and so on!

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DeafDigest – 13 March 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Evelyn Glennie, who is deaf, and is considered the
world’s #1 percussionist, said that she has
200 different percussion works that she rotates
on a regular basis, so as not to “bore” her
audience with repeated lyrics!

……….

John Beardsley, not deaf, has collected all of
the works of famed deaf artist James Castle.
It now totals a collection of 546 Castle
illustrations.

……….

If you don’t ask, you may not get it.

This was the case of a deaf woman wanting
a see through mask at one Covid-19 testing
center, which didn’t have it. One of the
nurses went out and purchased it!

……….

A deaf employee at a frozen yogurt shop has been
teaching employees and customers ASL. It
was written up in a newspaper story.

…………

Activists in Vermont are pushing for the state
to provide insurance coverage for hearing aid
users.

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OFTEN EMBARRASSING IN A RESTAURANT
Sometimes DeafDigest editor goes out with friends to
restaurants.

Most of deaf friends just point to the menu the meals
they want. Very easy and no problems with the waiters.
But there is sometimes a stubborn deaf person, with no
speech skills, that would use speech to try to tell the
waiter what he wants.

The waiter does not understand the deaf person. But
the deaf person is stubborn and tries several times to
pronounce the words.

Is that deaf person an oralist? No. He uses ASL all the
time! But he just won’t point his finger at the menu.

Why? Good question!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was chatting with a deaf person

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
My boss is Bob Fibber

The hearing person actually said:
My boss is Bob Vibber

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FAMOUS HEARING NEIGHBORS A DEAF PERSON KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT
Deaf people often do not mingle with hearing neighbors.
The same can be said for hearing neighbors that do not mingle
with the deaf.
Years ago, DeafDigest editor lived in a nice neighborhood in
Annapolis, MD. The editor did not realize till years later that
four neighbors, on the same street, are famous.
These neighbors were:

– a former Washington Football Team player
– a former Washington Wizards basketball head coach
– a former horse racing jockey
– a former athletic director at US Naval Academy (Navy)

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have been looking at the initial consonants that stenocaptioners use,
and we have seen that captioners use combinations of letters to make other
letters.

The steno HR is used for the letter L. Both of these keys can be depressed
simultaneously using the index finger of the left hand. The H key is
physically located above the R key on the keyboard. The captioner has to
press on the crack between these two keys in order to get the HR steno to
appear.

Occasionally captioning mistakes can occur because a captioner may miss
the H key or R key, or the captioner could shadow an H or an R when they
were not intended. If you sometimes see an H, R, or L sound at the
beginning of a word, see if you can make it make sense by replacing it
with one of the other two sounds.

Some examples of this would be:
They froze the top hair of their wedding cake.
She wanted to go boating on the rake.
He measured the light and width of the boxes.

These should be read as:
They froze the top layer of their wedding cake.
She wanted to go boating on the lake.
He measured the height and width of the boxes.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The medical needs of the deaf people in the Frederick,
MD area would be enhanced if just one physician would
hire Marissa Clopper, a deaf woman, as the physician
assistant. She has all the qualifications necessary
to become a qualified physician assistant. According
to a newspaper story, she has asked physicians’
offices in the Frederick area but they are not hiring
anyone. DeafDigest hopes she will get her big break
when a physician is not afraid to hire the deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Philip Zazove, a deaf physician in Michigan, has been
appointed as Interim Chair of Family Medicine at the
University of Michigan. He said:

I believe I’m the first d/Deaf person who’s chair of
a medical department at an academic medical school

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DeafDigest – 12 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 12, 2021

— jobs for ASL course graduates

Not every ASL graduate become interpreters.
A newspaper story listed these jobs for
ASL graduates:

Government

Recreation

Audiology

Acting

Education

Social Work

Psychology

ASL Instruction

Yes, there are still other jobs.

 

 

— Doctors become strangers to deaf patients

After an operation, the deaf patient told her
surgeon:

You examined me before the operation; you operated
on me; and had post-operation discussions with me.
Yet I don’t know what you look like because of your
mask!

That comment hit the doctor very hard.

 

— 16-year old girl not aware of her deafness

A 16-year old girl grew up struggling for words
and sounds, never realizing she was deaf. Even
when she was given many hearing tests over the
years, the assumption was that she had a cold
or had some kind of illness. It wasn’t until
she was 16 when the latest hearing test
confirmed her deafness. Hard to believe!

 

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DeafDigest – 11 March 2021

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— Deaf Bath and Body products

The Grammy is coming up soon. During this
event, gift bags are being handed out. One
of the gifts in the bag is handmade bath
and body products, made by Christi Leonardi.
She is deaf.

 

— Coda replaces an interpreter

An incident took place at a Covid-19 vaccination
site. A deaf husband/wife duo showed up to take
these shots. The staff offered them a VRI screen
to help with communications. Two things went
wrong – the interpreter couldn’t understand their
sign language – and secondly, the VRI was
disconnected. The staff “agreed” to allow the Coda
daughter to step in as the family interpreter. Whew!

 

— fighting for the right to vote

Years ago, women were not allowed to vote. Discrimination?
Yes, but it was the way of life in these early American
days. Angry women fought for the right to vote, and
won. What about deaf women? They demanded equal rights
alongside with these hearing women. Two of these
most prominent deaf American women joined in and
pushed hard for voting rights – astronomer Annie
Jump Cannon and writer Laura Redden Searing.
DeafDigest believes there were other deaf women
that we do not know about because history has
forgotten them.

 

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DeafDigest – 10 March 2021

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— a bad Hollywood attitude of years way back

It was a very bad Hollywood attitude of years
way back that if a new movie featured deaf
actors, it automatically was labelled as
a bad story! Not any more, but still Hollywood
continues to cast fake-deaf actors in some
movies!

 

— doing something about pandemic boredom

A great newspaper story came up today about Tom Christian,
who is deaf. During the lockdown he decided to track
down his biological parents. He was adopted at birth
and grew up attending Arizona School for the Deaf
and Blind. He is currently employed by a school
district in Worthington, Minnesota, working with
special education students. It was not an easy
task since Arizona is a sealed-records state,
but one way or other he succeeded in locating
his ancestral family and they are now busy
getting to know each other better!

 

— NASDAQ snubs deaf and disabled

NASDAQ is a stock exchange, second only to the
New York Stock Exchange when it comes to daily
trading volume. The NASDAQ recently proposed that
its’ board get more diverse – but their idea
of diversity does not include deaf and disabled
board members. NASDAQ forgets one thing – there
are many deaf people that buy and sell stocks
on this exchange. So disappointing.

 

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DeafDigest – 09 March 2021

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— a stranger in a room

There is a reason why many people in the legal
profession are uncomfortable with the deaf
serving as jurors. It has nothing to do with
the jurors’ deafness, but of interpreters in
the jurors’ rooms. They consider interpreters
as unwanted strangers. They are still strangers
even if they are always neutral. Fortunately,
over the years it has become less of an
issue.

 

— a common complaint with deaf-owned storefront businesses

A common complaint with deaf owners of storefront businesses
is that their deaf friends wish to visit and hang out
without buying anything. Some of them consider the
storefronts their “clubhouses” and in some cases it has
caused anger and rift between them.

 

— a deaf woman and her wedding dress designs

Angelina Colarusso, who is deaf, owns her wedding
dress design business. The pandemic has hit her
business hard, especially with these face masks.
Doing something about it, she has asked her son
to work with her on a see-through Covid mask
design – that would not steam up! It took quite
some time and many experimental designs before
they came up with one that satisfied her.
She plans to reopen her store, wearing the
see-through to greet her wedding dress customers.

 

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DeafDigest – 08 March 2021

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— public made unaware of these deaf-owned businesses

We have many deaf-owned, deaf-run businesses. And while
they sell products and services to the hearing people,
they sort of hide their deafness from the public.
It is for a good reason – there are always still hearing
people that do not believe deaf can operate businesses.
Hearing employees deal with the hearing public, not the
deaf owners themselves. It is better to use hearing
employees than to have hearing customers walk out and
lose business that way!

 

— The Hearing Space

We have Deaf  House (Space), originated by Bernard Brown, who is
deaf and is a retired home improvement business owner.

We also have Hearing Space. An activist described it as:
We operate in a society, and workplaces, designed for people who hear

 

— helping Zoom help the deaf

Deaf people are not 100 percent happy with ASL
in Zoom. Deaf people are also not 100 percent
happy with captions in Zoom. What next? There
is a new App called Scribe. It is supposed
to take notes of Zoom discussions, and is
supposed to benefit the deaf? Will it?
DeafDigest hopes so.

 

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DeafDigest – 07 March 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

A small town newspaper said that many residents
watch live captioned news just for one reason –
to catch bloopers – as a source of humor for
themselves. Someday before they realize it
they may lose hearing and as a result, depend
on live captioned news for that reason!

………..

A new buzzword among job coaches that work
with the deaf is this:

job matching for deaf

If a vocational program trains the deaf to become
bakers, he should not be hired as a floor sweeper!

……….

A deaf employee at a Goodwill store was given
an impossible task and she succeeded. Some one
donated an old coat, forgetting there was
$5,000 cash stashed in it. Since Goodwill receives
hundreds of old coats every day, she had to
go through all of these coats to locate the
missing cash – and she did!

…………….

Gabriela Lena Frank, a musical composer, was
born with hearing loss. It did not stop her
from getting a four-year residency at the
Caine College of the Arts and the Fry Street
Quartet, both in Utah. Her credentials are
imposing.

………………

A job coach, helping the deaf fit into jobs,
made this flip comment:

Getting a job being deaf!

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A SAD DEAF PRISON STORY

In a midwest city, a deaf ooach of a
deaf basketball club could not find enough
players to have a team.

He gave up.

Reason?

Few of his best players were in prison!

Very sad.

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THE DEAF NETWORK CAN HURT SOME CODAS
Many Codas, growing up, want to work in the Deaf
Community – interpreters, teachers, social workers,
counselors, etc.

Most qualified Codas get jobs. But there are a few,
just a few, Codas that cannot find jobs in the Deaf
Community?

Why? Some of these Codas are hard to get along with.
And the word gets around – and as a result, some of
them cannot find jobs.

It is very important to get along – no matter if the
person is deaf or hearing.

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DeafDigest – 07 March 2021

A SAD DEAF PRISON STORY
In a midwest city, a deaf ooach of a
deaf basketball club could not find enough
players to have a team. He gave up.
Reason? Few of his best players were
in prison!
Very sad.

DeafDigest – 06 March 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

A media in the business world said that individuals
have their own differences – such as deafness, a learning
disorder, vision issues, mobility issues, etc. What
this means that organizations need to make accommodations
for these many differences among many individuals.

……….

Are the deaf people a marginalized group? No, because
we feel very normal, just cannot hear. Yet in an
article, the Popular Science magazine says deaf
people are marginalized. It is an insult.

……….

QR technology is being used in a zoo. This
technology allows the deaf to read descriptions
about animals.

……….

The Los Angeles Times ran a piece, saying that
the movie ‘Sound of Metal’ offers a real
authentic look at Deaf Culture. It is just a
look – that hopefully hearing people will
remember, and not forget what it is all about.

……….

Yet another reason of value of closed captions
for the hearing, many of whom hate it. A
hearing person would watch a TV program late at
night when all family members are asleep –
and turn on the captions to avoid waking them up!
This was pointed out by a captioning advocate.

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DEAF ASL NO; HEARING ASL YES
A hearing woman is dating a deaf man.

The hearing woman wants to learn ASL; the
deaf man refuses to teach her.

She enrolls in ASL class on her own.

She tries ASL on him and he refuses to
use it with her.

Strange relationship?

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Lip reading tale

A hearing football fan and a deaf football
fan were comparing quarterbacks.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
I thought Butler was pretty good with the Bears

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THE CONFUSED WAITERS
It is not an easy job being a waiter at a busy
restaurant. Waiters are responsible for their own
tables. They are always looking at the tables to
see if patrons ask them for gestures – such
as more water, refill the drink, need fork,
want to pay check, etc.
When they serve ASL patrons, then their signs
could be confusing. Sometimes the waiter would
come to them thinking a deaf person asked him
for something.
From time to time DeafDigest editor, signing
in ASL, would have waiters come to him, thinking
he wanted something.
Can be confusing!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we began looking at the initial consonants that stenocaptioners use, we
have seen that captioners use combinations of letters to make other
letters.

The steno TK is used for the letter D. Both of these keys can be depressed
simultaneously using the ring finger of the left hand. The T key is
physically located above the K key on the keyboard. The captioner has to
press on the crack between these two keys in order to get the TK steno to
appear.

Occasionally captioning mistakes can occur because a captioner may miss
the T key or K key, or the captioner could shadow a T or a K when they
were not intended. If you sometimes see a T, K, or D sound at the
beginning of a word, see if you can make it make sense by replacing it
with one of the other two sounds.

(Remember, captioners write phonetically, so if the letter C sounds like a
K, most captioners will just write it as a K.)

Some examples of this would be:
They were eating out to celebrate Mother’s Kay.
It would only cost them a few collars more.
He plans to replace the dial in the kitchen floor.

They were eating out to celebrate Mother’s Day.
It would only cost them a few dollars more.
He plans to replace the tile in the kitchen floor.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The buzz in the Deaf Sports Community everywhere
is that the future Deaflympics may be in jeopardy
because of funding issues in many of these member
nations. The nations’ Olympic Commissions do not
want to share their money with the deaf sporting
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In front of the home of girl scout founder Juliette
Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia, the Girl Scouts
were told they cannot sell cookies.

What about it? The founder, Juliette Gordon Low, was deaf!

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DeafDigest – 06 March 2021

DEAF ASL NO; HEARING ASL YES
A hearing woman is dating a deaf man.
The hearing woman wants to learn ASL; the
deaf man refuses to teach her.
She enrolls in ASL class on her own.
She tries ASL on him and he refuses to
use it with her.
Strange relationship?

DeafDigest – 05 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – March 5, 2021

— earliest surviving photograph of a deaf person

The earliest photograph took place in 1826.
Some of the earliest photographs were of
some famous people – such as President John
Quincy Adams, outlaw Billy the Kid and some
others. The earliest known photograph of
a deaf person is at:

https://definition.org/historical-figure-photographs/19/

 

 

— promising a 97 percent return on investment

Investments normally yield returns in low percentages.
One such investment promised a 97 percent return if
certain conditions were met. Sounds too good to be true?
Yes, and in that case it is a scam. Roger Nils-Jonas
Karlsson may be sentenced to many years in prison and
may be fined nearly a million dollars for the scam
he targeted against some members of the Deaf Community.
It was part of a plea deal he made with the federal
authorities.

 

— fake-deaf actors OK with some deaf fans

There are deaf people that hate fake-deaf
actors, demanding deaf actors for deaf
roles. DeafDigest editor does not like
fake-deaf actors. Anyway, what is
disappointing is that fake-deaf actors
are OK with some other deaf fans!

 

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— a finance company makes surprising comment about deaf drivers

Bankrate is a finance company that advises clients on
their financial needs. With respect to deaf drivers,
in one part of their recent article said that deaf
drivers can drive safely, pointing out to our
deaf truck drivers as an example. Yet, in another
part of that same article, it said that deaf drivers
may face distractions as opposed to hearing drivers!
Are we safe drivers or are we getting distracted while
driving? DeafDigest always said that Deaf Drivers
are Safe Drivers, trusting eyes more than hearing
trust their ears!

 

— The Economist says Tech Sector ignores the deaf

The Economist is the magazine that professionals in
world of finance, business and economics, read. The
article today said that Alexa, Siri and others
have not accommodated the deaf – and as a result
they are racing against each other to catch up
to win praises from the Deaf Community!

 

— deaf GrabFood driver’s nightmare

A deaf Grabfood driver was bringing food to a customer,
but needed help with directions to her home. He was
trying to chat with her on the app, but it was turned
off. He eventually got the directions and delivered
food but with a very bad tip in return. She, however,
felt very guilty about giving the deaf driver a bad tip.
She then reached out to him and rewarded him with a very
generous second tip!

 

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— McDonald’s or 7-Eleven

If a deaf individual has money, should he invest it in
a McDonald’s franchise or a 7-Eleven franchise?
A McDonald’s franchise may require an upfront money
of over 2 million dollars. 7-Eleven is much cheaper
– $150,000 upfront money plus least $150,000 net
worth. Money may not be the problem (if the
deaf person has it); biggest problem is attitude.
McDonald’s once refused a deaf applicant, which
led to a lawsuit. DeafDigest does not know if
a deaf person approached 7-Eleven management
about buying a franchise and was turned down?

 

— can hear but is considered deaf

There was a story of a person that can hear
but ears and brain “don’t” work together.
For that reason, that person is considered
deaf. There have been different cases of
“hearing” people considered deaf because
of issues – cannot hear high frequency
sounds; up and down deafness just like
an elevator ride; cannot hear in a crowded
room but one on one is fine, and so on.

 

— unusual comment about deafness

We always see this phrase, that we hate –
turning a deaf ear. Could this be part
of an unusual comment re deafness?

A newspaper story said:
Don’t turn a deaf ear to ‘deafness’

Rather unusual a comment, says
DeafDigest!

 

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— deaf on one side; hearing on one side

In cramped workplaces, many deaf employees work opposite
hearing employees, with just a counter or desk or a
wall separating them. Hearing people can communicate with
other hearing people via voice. Deaf people can’t. If
a hearing person cannot reach over to call attention
to a deaf person, then it is a serious communications
challenge. Just tossing a paper clip or a crumpled
piece of paper won’t do in these days.

 

— a comment by a medical student that works with the deaf

A 4th year medical student at University of Minnesota
works with deaf patients. She said that some are pushed
into cochlear implants or being “forced” to mingle with
the hearing despite their discomfort. She is correct.

 

— another Zoom tweak

Zoom is not perfect. Hearing users tweak it.
Deaf people tweak it, first with captions
and now this – the ASL that they use.

 

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— deaf member of SWAT team

Could a deaf person serve with a SWAT
team? Hard to believe, but a newspaper
story (not in USA) said that a SWAT
team has a deaf member. Are newspaper
stories always well-written and accurate?
Not always that so!

 

— a careless tweet posting

A tweet said deaf people invented closed
captioning. Wish it was true, but it
is not true. The first closed captions
came up when a team of hearing engineers
at ABC and the National Bureau of Standards
worked together to come up with it. The
year was 1972 but the deaf people had to
wait 8 years before closed captions
became available to them.

 

— police teaching police to deal with the deaf

Karran Larson, not deaf, has been appointed by
Great Barrington Police Department (MA) to
train officers on how to best work with the deaf
during emergencies and other critical issues.
Just hope it all works out. In the heat of action,
police officers often forget what they have learned!

 

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