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DeafDigest – 31 May 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 31, 2021

— interpreter and deaf client do not understand each other!

Is it possible that an interpreter and client do not
understand each other? It may not happen in USA
because we have Certified Deaf Interpreters that
bridge the gap. But it is happening, in a small
way, with the British video relay service!

 

— comic book with empty texts

Could a comic book be without texts in some pages?
Uncanny X-Men is a comic book that has been around
for 58 years. One of the characters is Claire Connell,
who is deaf. And to emphasize her deafness, her
comments are blank! Good idea or bad idea?

 

— happy or unhappy with a new law in Washington state

Washington State Senate passed a bill to require
captions to be turned on with TV sets at all
public places. Happy? Yes, but this bill allows
airports, tribal lands and houses of worship
to have captions turned off! Not sure why
captions can be turned on in some places and
turned off in other places.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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DeafDigest – 30 May 2021

DeafDigest Gold – May 30, 2021

Gold Edition
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Alarm Clock

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-tent/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-bell/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wrong-interpreter-for-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/highsalarydemand/

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Top stories about the deaf:

TikTok has been credited for helping preserve
Black Sign Language.

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A trio of deaf, stupid and blind individuals
working together to solve a crime? This is
what a new movie – Mugguru Monagallu is
coming up with in India. Sorry, the actor
playing the deaf role is fake-deaf.

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Is there an ADA overload over vocabulary?
An activist said he is tired of hearing
such phrases as ADA vehicle, ADA
entrance, ADA experience, ADA captions,
ADA interpreters, etc!

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What happens if a deaf person has no access
to bad weather warnings? He may not know
where the safe escape routes are, and which
routes are closed. This comment was made
by a deaf person in a newspaper story.

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AI-empowered apps is supposed to be great, but
it is not perfect. An example is AI making
captions go bad! This was part of a newspaper
story.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A WRONG INTERPRETER FOR WRONG DEAF PERSON
It happens from time to time. A deaf person goes
to a store to order something. The clerk, knowing
the person is deaf, asked a Coda, fluent in ASL
to serve at the interpreter.
It was the wrong interpreter for the wrong deaf person.
The deaf person was oral and knows no sign language, and
bringing in a Coda was a waste of time.
It is frustrating!

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HOW TO KILL A JOB INTERVIEW?
This is a true story. A national deaf organization
was advertising for a job as a receptionist/typist.
One hearing woman, ok with her ASL signs, demanded
a very high salary. It was almost equal to the
deaf organization CEO’s salary.
Of course, she did not get the job.

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

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DeafDigest – 29 May 2021

DeafDigest Blue – May 30, 2021

Blue Edition
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 25th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/usnavalacademy-2/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-total-communications/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-music-sports/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-freezes-at-deaf-2/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Huang Guanjun, who is deaf and an outstanding
long distance runner, was in a group of 21 runners
that perished in a race in China. Weather was great
at the start of the race before suddenly becoming
nasty, thus trapping these runners in freezing
conditions.

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‘The Incredible Hulk’ Lou Ferrigno said that
while struggled all his life with his deafness
he tried a couple of hearing aids and these
failed – but found success with his CI.

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An activist said ADA basically accommodates
those that use wheelchairs, as opposed to
accommodating all disabled people!

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A newly-discovered gene that carries hereditary deafness
has been identified as LOXHD1. Geneticist Marjo Hytonen
made that discovery.

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Hormel Foods and Jennie-O (Hormel Foods Corporation)
was awarded the best in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
at the PRWeek’s Brand Film Awards event. The primary
reason was Hormel hiring a deaf refugee who is currently
building up a career at this company.

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

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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

MUSIC IN SPORTS
Many deaf people love sports – football, basketball,
etc – no matter.
Many hearing people also love sports for another
reason – music! There is a lot of music during sports
events. Hearing people enjoy two things – watching
sports and listening to the music.
Deaf people often do not realize it!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-music-sports/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was telling his deaf friend
something.

The deaf friend thought the hearing person said:
This is Felix and I am getting a package

The hearing friend actually said:
This is Fedex and I am getting a package

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING HOPE THAT DEAF STAY AWAY
There are many hearing people that wave hi, and smile
when a deaf person walks by him. But at the same time
the mind of the hearing person is:

I hope he does not come to talk to me

And often after many years of saying hi and waving,
the deaf person finally comes to the hearing person to
discuss something.
Suddenly the hearing person’s mind locks up and he
freezes!

Very sad.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-freezes-at-deaf-2/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we take a look at some of the final consonants that captioners write
with their right hand, we see that the P on the top bank and the B on the
bottom bank are written by the middle finger of the right hand.

The captioner depresses both keys simultaneously to get an N sound. A slip
of the finger can cause a word that was not intended.

Some examples of this would be:
He downloaded a song from I tubes.
She is going to rub the race.
He drove the Jean off the road.

These should be read as:
He downloaded a song from iTunes.
She is going to run the race.
He drove the Jeep off the road.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest mentioned Alabama government robbing Peter to
pay Paul, meaning shifting funds from the Telecommunications
Relay Service Fund to pay for other things. The deaf barked
about it but unfortunately, the legislators would not listen
to the deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The British legal system not being fair to the deaf?
Says who? The SignHealth, a social service agency working
with the deaf and representatives from three different
British police jurisdictions are saying so. Their findings
have been presented to Dominic Grieve, an attorney who also
serves as a Member of the Parliament.

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DeafDigest – 28 May 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 28, 2021

— an inspector flunked a restaurant

A restaurant in Kansas failed a food inspection;
the reason was not food but failed flashing
smoke detector for deaf diners! Probably
inspectors in Kansas look beyond the food
and the kitchen.

 

— hearing pay to learn on-line ASL

An angry deaf ASL instructor said that on one
social media, hearing ASL instructor charges
students to learn how to sign. The issue is
that the hearing instructor teaches wrong
ASL signs yet profits off these clueless
students!

 

— four possibly dangerous sign-words

Criminal Justice doctoral program students in
Pennsylvania have learned these four sign-words –
stop, help, gun and drugs. OK or not OK with
these words during traffic stops with deaf
drivers? Safe or dangerous signs? It is
best to get an interpreter instead of
nervous and inexperienced police officers
attempting to ask questions with these
signs.

 

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

05/23/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 27 May 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 27, 2021

— an assumption about closed captions and subtitles

A writer made this assumption that people who watch
subtitles are hearing and that people who watch
close captions are deaf! And also that closed
captions are perfect for the deaf. The writer
forgot one thing – audiences have no choice –
either it is nothing on the screen or watching
subtitles or watching closed captions (but not
both).

 

— still using and loyal to the TTY

DeafDigest said that the TTY device is
pretty much obsolete. Well, a subscriber
said:

As long as I’m alive, I’ll need the TTY and the Relay

He said that it is extremely rare that customer
service reps will text their customers, hence
the reason for the TTY and the relay.

His point is well-taken.

 

— not pushing for captions

A deaf creator, the one that brings something
on-line, said that both Twitter Areas and Clubhouse
do not want to push or to make captions easier
for deaf users. While captions are “possible”
it takes hard work, and is not “push button”
automatic!

 

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

05/23/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 26 May 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 26, 2021

— deaf person hunting for gold in Northern California

Many people look for gold in Northern California,
hoping to make money. Any deaf people hunting for
gold in that area? DeafDigest editor knows of
one deaf person with this hobby. Has he been
successful? He finds gold nuggets and places
these in a jar in the living room of his house.
When he has guests he would show the jar, telling
them the jar is getting more and more full as
time goes on. And when time is right, he would
sell the gold.

 

— old-fashioned ADA language

ADA language being old fashioned? One example is
the “TTY devices” language. How many deaf people
actually own and use TTY devices nowadays?

 

— some doctors can’t deal with deaf patients

Many ER nurses have accused doctors of not knowing
how to deal with deaf patients – no matter if
interpreters are there! This was part of a
survey that questioned the quality of medical
care for the disabled, including the deaf,
in emergency rooms.

 

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

05/23/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 25 May 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 25, 2021

— non-verbal emergency service for deaf

Is there such a thing as “non-verbal emergency
service” that the deaf could use? A new app
is coming up on the market – which would not
require voice communications, but using two
phone taps on their phone. Why not just
911 text? The app developer says 911 has
failed too many times! Will this new
app work? One question remains – the telephone
is pretty much obsolete and how many deaf
people still have their telephones at home?
Stay tuned.

 

— best horror movie for people that hate horror stories

Is there such a thing as a best horror movie for
people that don’t like to watch horror movies?
An article said that “Hush” is the best horror
movie for horror haters! The leading character
in that film is a fake-deaf person.

 

— Deaf Monopoly or SignTown

A new online board game is coming up on
the International Day of Sign Language
this coming September. It is called
SignTown and it may remind board game
players of a popular game – Monopoly.
One of the partners helping create
SignTown is Google.

 

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

DeafDigest – 24 May 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 24, 2021

— hacking the video relay system

Could our video relay systems be hacked
by hackers? Unfortunately, yes – and was
said it is another security concern.

 

— Mr. Deaf in a big auto race

There was a newspaper story about a big
auto race in Europe. It said that a driver
whose name is Deaf (first name or last
name not known) finished in the fourth
place. A typo or an actual name? Do
not know.

 

— these invisible disabilities

Deaf people know that their deafness is
often invisible to the public. It is not
just deafness that is an invisible
disability. A survey said 80 percent
of people with invisible disability
are either MS, epilepsy, diabetes,
and autism.

 

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Deaf jobs – latest update
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DeafDigest – 23 May 2021

DeafDigest Gold – May 23, 2021

Gold Edition
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Old Fogey

One-handed-signer

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-one-handed-signer/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fake-asl-signing-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-employee-lie-to-deaf-employee/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-tent/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-bell/

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Top stories about the deaf:

U.S. Army Sgt. Bill Fitrakis, a member of the
Michigan National Guard, has been volunteering
his time as interpreter for the deaf during
their vaccination. When he is not on duty
with the National Guard, he returns to his
regular job – as ASL interpreter!

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Olof Hanson was written up in a newspaper
story as America’s first deaf architect
who served during late 19th century
and early 20th century. Historians have
respected him for his work and service
with the deaf – but there is a but!
Was he really the first deaf architect?
Do not know.

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At the Orlando Fringe event, interpreters
will be working at selected sites. Not
all sites, just selected – meaning it may
be a problem for the deaf that want to
attend an event that is not being
interpreted.

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deaf activist said:
Hearing-impaired people cannot hear, but they do feel it

that comment was made during a newspaper interview

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14 people have applied for the position as
superintendent of Tennessee School for the Deaf.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A TENT AT SOME DEAF CONFERENCES
If you attend a meeting at some national deaf
conferences, you may see a small tent near the
meeting platform.
The tent is used by the meeting parliamentarian.
This is to prevent nosey eyes when the president
asks the parliamentarian some important meeting
questions.
The idea of a tent was invented by Bummy
Burstein, the famous Deaf Parliamentarian.

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

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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

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

THE TELEPHONE AND THE AGBELL

We all know that Alexander Graham Bell won the patent
for the first telephone. We also know that he married
a deaf woman, was interested in the oral education of
the deaf, and that the AgBell was named after him.
What would have happened if he did not win the
telephone patent? Bell raced against another man, Elisha
Gray for the first telephone patent. Bell arrived at the
US Patents Office, beating Gray by a few minutes in 1876!
Elisha Gray Association for the Deaf? No way, Gray
was not interested in the deaf. Bell was!

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

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DeafDigest – 22 May 2021

DeafDigest Blue – May 23, 2021

Blue Edition
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 25th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confused-barber/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-hear-fighting-voices/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/usnavalacademy-2/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-total-communications/

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Top stories about the deaf:

One of the 50 charities that dumped Prince Andrew
is the Royal National Institute For The Deaf
(in UK).

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Accessible Employment Guide is being published by
Attitude Is Everything, a non-profit group. It
focuses on including the deaf in the commercial
music industry.

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Researchers at Oregon State University are saying
they found a new piece to make gene therapy work,
meaning no more born-deaf babies in the future.

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Deaf audience use texts to call-in their responses
and comments both live to Deaf TV. It is taking place in
Great Britain.

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Why The Mandalorian is Disney’s greatest Star Wars achievement?

Because it is Troy Kotsur, a deaf actor, that came up
with a new sign language just for that role!

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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

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A SLIGHTLY DEAF STUDENT AT US NAVAL ACADEMY
Few years ago, the US Naval Academy had a student
that was slightly deaf.
He should not have been admitted to the Naval
Academy because perfect hearing is required to
operate ships and to lead the sailors on the boat,
etc.
How was he admitted to the academy? He was a
basketball star and the Navy needed good athletes.
That was why the rule was bent!

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

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Lip reading tale

A hearing basketball fan was chatting with
a deaf basketball fan.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
I root for Milwaukee Ducks

The hearing fan actually said:
I root for Milwaukee Bucks

Note:
There is a team – Anaheim Ducks

and also

University of Oregon Ducks

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

FROM TOTAL COMMUNICATION TO TOTAL CONVERSATION?
During the 1970’s, Total Communication was a hot
thing at schools for the deaf (sign language, speech
and lipreading at the same time).
Total Communication has faded away because of bi-bi,
but there is a new name. It is called “Total Conversation.”
It is a new name in the Netherlands – a new relay service
that has sign language, text, video and voice.
Total Communication? Will Americans copy this new name?

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have been looking at the initial consonants that stenocaptioners write
with their left hand and the vowels that captioners write with their
thumbs.

We will now take a look at some of the final consonants that captioners
write with their right hand. All the final sounds in words and word
endings are written with the right hand.

The captioner uses the right index finger to depress the F key on the top
bank or the R key on the lower bank, or both keys can be depressed
simultaneously. A slip of the index finger can cause a word that was not
intended.

Some examples of this would be:
When he woke up, his joints were stir.
She heard the whiff of the lawn mower.
She drove the calf to the store.

These should be read as:
When he woke up, his joints were stiff.
She heard the whir of the lawn mower.
She drove the car to the store.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

D.L. Stewart, a columnist with a newspaper in
Dayton, Ohio, is late deafened. He wrote a
column that was titled:

Hearing loss not as funny to those who endure it

He was saying that these “deafness” jokes are
actually not funny in the first place, even though
hearing people may think these are hilarious.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Hayes Jackson is an agent with the Alabama Cooperative
Extension System in Anniston. He is deaf, but functions
as a hearing person. He goes around in the state,
advising people on their needs with agriculture and
nature. He was written up in a local newspaper, praising
him for his enthusiasm while explaining things to
people and answering their questions.

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DeafDigest – 21 May 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 21, 2021

— a Dummy Hoy falsehood posted on twitter

A tweet said that a deaf senior citizen told
someone recently that he played baseball at
St Rita School for the Deaf, and that his
coach was Dummy Hoy. Could this be true? No –
Hoy passed away at the age of 99 in 1961.
Looking at the years involved, no way –
and besides many Hoy stories and tales
never mentioned him coaching baseball at
St Rita School for the Deaf

 

— hearing people run around in circles

Deaf people often see hearing people running
around in circles. To communicate with the
deaf, these hearing people realized they
needed pen and pad – and have not been
able to find both in a hurry. It forces
them to run in circles looking around
for these vital communication aides!

 

— about time, 20 years later

20 years ago, Verizon was DeafDigest
editor’s internet provider. A bad
connection issue came up – resulting
in countless deaf relay calls with
their customer service representatives.
Their attitude and bad responses
forced DeafDigest editor to switch
to a more deaf-friendly provider!

This was in response to the news that
Verizon is setting up a Disability
Advisory Board. 20 years too late.

 

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DeafDigest – 20 May 2021

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— photographic communications

A deaf man would communicate with the hearing
by showing him pictures of his life, his
travels and the Deaf Culture. This may be
the new way of communicating with the hearing!

 

— clarifying Deaf Space

In an article that was posted today, Deaf
Space was defined as floor and wall layouts
that are not square or rectangular, plenty
of inside space that Deaf Eyes can see and
look around, and lights that are not dark.

Not part of article, but Deaf Space is
also Deaf House at:
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— an almost-ASL overgesturing

A hearing basketball fan was watching a
basketball game, and noticed something
interesting. The referee used basketball
signals during the flow of the play
and by his gestures, suspected he
was deaf. His gestures seemed to be
almost-ASL. After the game the fan
asked the referee if he was deaf.
The referee said yes!

 

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DeafDigest – 19 May 2021

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— frustrations of a full time deaf investor

A deaf person, who is a full time investor,
is frustrated. He constantly gets iPhone
voice calls from an investment brokerage,
wanting to discuss an issue with one
stock in his portfolio. The deaf person
has indicated his deafness and text only,
no voice, in his investment profile.
That broker has that information – but
still stubbornly uses voice calls!

 

— a deaf pharmacy technician

Amazon Pill Pack is a full-service online
pharmacy that packages medication and delivers
it to patients’ homes. Nicole Hlibichuk, of
Phoenix, who is deaf, is a pharmacy technician.
She has struggled with employees that do not know
how to deal with her deafness. Things are getting
better in due time. This begs a question – are
there deaf pharmacy technicians at big chain
pharmacies – such as CVS or Walgreen or
Walmart?

 

— a sign language news anchor that looks like a cartoon

Which would deaf people prefer – a live sign language
news anchor or a sign language news anchor that looks
like a cartoon (or at least AI)? Sogou Inc is coming
up with a a sign language news anchor that is not
a real person! It is in China.

 

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— an interesting sign language issue

Lets’ say there is one family member that is deaf
and is part of the dining table group with other
hearing family members. Family members know
the deaf person cannot follow the dining
table conversation by himself. Do family
members “cheat” by using words and gestures
with him that were not really part of the
conversation. This issue was brought up
recently.

 

— deaf in pro sports photography

Dylan Heuer, who is deaf, is a freelance
photographer with the Iowa Cubs minor
league baseball team. He is not the
only one – DeafDigest editor knows
of two other deaf photographers in
pro sports. There may be others.

 

— a doctor challenging patient’s deafness

A deaf woman suffered a head injury and was
rushed to a hospital emergency room. She
was accompanied by her hearing friend.
The deaf patient immediately informed the
doctor of her deafness. The doctor’s
response (by voice) was this:

How deaf are you?

While she was treated, this incident has
become a nightmare with her!

 

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DeafDigest – 17 May 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 17, 2021

— our perfect world

What is our perfect world, and even also more-perfect
world?

An advocate said – deaf always having both captions
and interpreters, allowing them to decide which is
best for themselves.

More-perfect world?

Deef having full equity and accessibility to everything
in life!

 

— hearing doing homework

When DeafDigest editor toured Paris some years
back he had a meal at a deaf-run cafe. The
proprietor said he spent 2-3 years doing
research on other shops and stores that
employ the deaf – to see what works the
best and what doesn’t with the deaf.
There was a story about Pica Pica Bakery
in Wuhan (China). The owner did the
same thing – traveling to other deaf-run
bakeries, cafes and educational programs
for the deaf in three other major cities.
When hearing hire the deaf, do they do
homework? Good question!

 

— not a priority at police academy

Some police officers don’t know how to deal
with the deaf during traffic stops. Lack of
deaf training at police academy? Classes
at police academy sometimes are 4-5 months;
sometimes 6 months at other academies.
One or two hour one-time lectures on
deafness at these academies are never
enough!

 

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DeafDigest – 16 May 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Selina Ooi, who is deaf, was written up in a newspaper
story, praising her as one of the top graphic designers
at UOW Malaysia KDU, which is part of the University of
Wollongong Australia global network

………..

Missouri Rep. Richard West is pushing for optional
license plate sticker for deaf drivers to allow police
officers to appropriately deal with them during
traffic stops. Pushing him for the bill was a deaf
constituent

……….

The Oklahoma Weather Alert Remote Notification
system is providing the deaf with weather hazards and
emergencies through pager, email or texts.

…………….

the General Services Administration (GSA) is no longer
handling its own relay service for the deaf. This
task has been given to the FCC.

………………

Karen Adams, a Coda, is a Member of the Scottish
Parliament. In sign language upon being introduced
to the Parliament, she gave thanks to her parents.

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LIES IN STORE ADS
Sometimes we see ads which mention “ASL speaking
staff” in shops or stores.
Are these ads honest? Many times the “ASL hearing
person” will struggle with fingerspelling – when trying
to spell:

Hi, my name is ……………”

Are these stores and shops liars? You decide.

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HEARING EMPLOYEE TELLING A LIE
A new deaf employee, confused about the job
assignments, asked a hearing employee for
help and advice.
The hearing employee replied:

I am sorry. I don’t understand the work assignment
you are doing

It forced the deaf employee to find another
hearing employee for help and advice.
Few months later, the deaf employee realized
that the first hearing employee knew everything
but said “I don’t understand” just to avoid
communicating with a deaf person!
It is sad that some hearing employees will
lie to a deaf employee.

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Top stories about the deaf:

If all goes well, then Will Moseley-Roberts, who is deaf,
may become a physician. He is currently attending medical
school in Scotland. Does Wales have any other deaf
physicians? Do not know.

……….

A former Uber, who is deaf, was fired because of poor
ratings by his passengers. He filed a lawsuit, saying
he never signed the Uber’s technology services agreement
that would permit the company to review his ratings.
This case is in the courts.

……..

A newspaper story in New Zealand said there is a shortage
of interpreters in small towns, but not that so in
major cities.  Same as USA!

……….

All three finalists withdrew from the finalist list for the
Superintendent position at Maryland School for the Deaf. For
that reason the search has been paused.

…………

GLOBO Language Solutions has purchased the Crabtree
Interpreting Services (Houston, TX)

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DEAF HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WTIH SOME BARBERS
A deaf man with long hair, walks into a
different barber shop. The barber does not
know him.
He gestures to the barber that he wants
his hair cut short.
Barber is confused. Short?  Meaning
cut off almost all of long hair? Or
to cut just a little off the long hair?

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Lip reading tale

At a farm, the hearing farmer was chatting with
his deaf friend.

The deaf person thought the hearing farmer said:
Be careful of that animal, he will core people if angry

The hearing farmer actually said:
Be careful of that animal, he will gore people if angry

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

FIGHTING OR PLAYING?
We often see dogs rough it up with each other. Are they
fighting or playing? Hint – look at dog’s tails and jaws.

We often see hearing people “rough” with each other.

Are they fighting or playing? Hearing people can tell by
listening to their voices – angry voice or playful
voices.

The deaf often cannot tell if it is playing or
fighting!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Stenocaptioners use the left pinkie, ring finger, and middle finger to
depress the initial consonants S, K, and W on the bottom row. When the K
and W are depressed together, we get the sound for the letter Q.

These letters can be used together to produce the blended sounds at the
beginning of words. With a slip of one of these fingers, a totally
different word than the captioner intended can appear.

Some examples of this would be:
She wanted chocolate and vanilla squirrel ice cream
When doing weightlifting, swats can be a difficult exercise.
The child drew a circle and a scare.

These should be read as:
She wanted chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream.
When doing weightlifting, squats can be a difficult exercise.
The child drew a circle and a square.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

There are some prisons that do not know how to deal with
deaf inmates with health issues that require medication.
An example is the Allegheny County Jail in Pennsylvania.
A deaf inmate needed medication and repeatedly requested it
with the prison staff only to be ignored. After getting out,
he filed a lawsuit in federal court. The county then reached
settlement with him.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The American Bar Association enacted a resolution, asking
companies to hire more and more disabled and deaf attorneys.
Will this help? Well, to date, only five companies have
pledged to hire deaf attorneys – either as outside counsel
or as an in-house attorney.

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DEAF HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WTIH SOME BARBERS
A deaf man with long hair, walks into a
different barber shop. The barber does not
know him.
He gestures to the barber that he wants
his hair cut short.
Barber is confused. Short? Meaning
cut off almost all of long hair? Or
to cut just a little off the long hair?

DeafDigest – 14 May 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 14, 2021

— Akron finally recognizes the deaf

Akron is now displaying a new statue which honors the
huge contributions the deaf made to the city. The
statue has a kiosk; hope it is deaf-friendly. The
contributions were:

Ben Schowe, who was deaf, was a labor economist,
pushing for deaf rights with Firestone

deaf employed at rubber plants were valued as noise
didn’t bother them

growth of Deaf Population as #1 largest in USA

Goodyear’s training of “Silent Squadron” which
was tasked with doing all tasks the plant expected
of them

Goodyear Silents semi-pro football team that won
championships and had games with Akron Pros, an
early year NFL team!

 

— big reason some prison officers don’t like ASL

There are sign languages communicated by hearing
prisoners, which is not ASL. Some prison officers
feel that ASL, with a lot of facial expressions,
may be the same as one of sign languages used
by the hearing (coded communications). This is
the reason why some ASL interpreters are
given hard time in some prisons.

 

— second deaf wedding in NBC’s Bride & Groom

A while ago DeafDigest mentioned that the marriage
of Roy Pyles and his wife was featured in the NBC’s
1954 Bride & Groom program. It was learned that
there was another deaf marriage on TV – of Archie
and Roberta Woodie shown on the same program, at
a different time in 1954.

 

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— harassed interpreter wins $1.5 million

The California appellate court agreed with the
lower court to award an interpreter $1.5 million
from the California Department of Corrections.
The interpreter claimed harassment and
discrimination by the corrections staff who
did not like the way she was providing
services for deaf inmates. She was accused
of being too close to deaf inmates, a charge
she has denied.

 

— using the old-fashioned water pump

There is a tale that Helen Keller,
who was deaf-blind, used the water pump
to learn how to communicate with her
teacher-mentor Anne Sullivan. This
water pump is on the site that is
listed with the National Register
of Historic Places.

 

— always with a partner while on the job

Erica Trevino, who is deaf, is a police officer
with the Dalhart (TX) Police Department. She has
two job accommodation rules – must always have
a partner with her; she cannot drive alone
on police calls. Second rule is that all
calls to her while on patrol must be by
text. She can listen to radio calls but
still, must use texts. Her goal is to
become an investigator in the Police
Criminal Department.

 

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— deaf, but works as motorcycle paramedic and flight paramedic

Richard Webb-Stevens is deaf but performs both as motorcycle
paramedic and as flight paramedic. Possible for deaf to
find either positions in USA. Do not know – but it is
in London where he works for the London Ambulance Service.
His notable accomplishment? As the first responder
to arrive at the Westminster Bridge attack in 2017!

 

— due to communication and miscommunication issues, 4 interpreters needed

A deaf defendant in a court case requires four interpreters.
It is because of issues with communication and miscommunication.
Two CDI’s and two legal interpreters? Don’t know – newspaper
story didn’t say.

 

— a graduate from Johnson & Wales

Johnson & Wales is one of the world’s best culinary
schools. Graduates get top jobs in restaurant
kitchens. Jinhwan Kwon, who is deaf, graduated
after taking courses in baking and pastry.
It was not easy for him; coming from South
Korea, he had to learn two languages – English
and ASL just to keep up with the courses.
He hopes to stay in Rhode Island and find
a baking/pastry job; just do the paperwork
on Employment Authorization Document.

 

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DeafDigest – 11 May 2021

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— returning to the interpreting field

An interpreter left her profession in order
to raise her children. Now that her children
are now in college, she has returned to the
field. She said interpreters nowadays are
very encouraged to seek college degrees in
interpreting, regardless of their high level
signing skills. In the past there was no
such encouragement! She is taking courses
while at the same time interpreting for
her clients.

 

— advice for hearing

A deaf lecturer gave this following advice for the
hearing that want to communicate with the deaf:

point at something

use gestures

use notebook or text

never joke and say “I only know one sign” (dirty word)

never say “I will explain this later to you”

never say “Never Mind”

 

— the captioner disappeared

A deaf person depended on the captioner
during meetings and discussions. When
Zoom came up, the big question was:

hey, where is my captioner!

Yes, it is a nightmare

 

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— powerful deaf banker in medium-sized British city

William Wall, who was deaf, was written up in
a newspaper story as one of Oxford’s most
powerful bankers. He was said to be involved
in every major financial transaction in Oxford.
It was during the latter part of 19th century.

 

— deaf engineer in a TV drama

Racquel McPeek Rodriguez ia a deaf actress playing
the role of Sienna Marchione, an angineer on a
dangerous mission with her team. Military Technology
was stolen by the enemy and she is trying to get
it all back before further damage is done.
The program is ‘NCIS: Los Angeles.’

 

— Oscar puts its foot down with new rules

New rules for eligibility for Best Picture
consideration on will take place, not in 2022 or
2023 but during the 2024 Oscars. In four
categories, the minimum level of representation
must be met. Three years from now, ugh, yes!

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

Metro Pacific Tollways Corp in the Philippines,
said they have installed emergency boxes
on highways, which features loudspeaker,
camera and hearing aids to help deaf
drivers. Text? Nope!

………..

A scream that is getting more common
in some events –

where is the interpreter!

This was the sarcasm posted on a web site
by a deaf activist.

……….

A professional lipreading agency?  Not a joke
as there is one being set up in Great Britain.
It says this service levels the playing
field for lipreading deaf and lipreading
hard of hearing!

…………….

a good joke, or a bad joke?

A deaf person that was wearing a CI, said
Being deaf means I take my ears off to relax;
people don’t understand it’s exhausting’

It was written as a “joke” in a newspaper
column.

………………

the Eleventh Circuit said that a deaf person
could file a lawsuit under ADA if a city
does not make its website accessible.
Previously the lower courts threw out the
case, saying the deaf man “suffered” no
damages.

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ONE IN MILLION ODDS?
This story is for Deaf Statisticians. And this is a
true story.
An accident with two cars took place in a recent
year. The driver of the first car was deaf and ASL signer.
The driver of the second car was also deaf and ASL signer.
Both drivers did not know each other but they were
able to exchange in ASL their names, their addresses and
their insurance cards.
What are the mathematical odds of this happening?
One in one million or one in one billion?

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EMBARRASSING SPEECH
Few days ago, Ann Curry, who is hostess of “Today”
TV show, gave a speech at Wheaton College in
Massachusetts. She praised the college for its famous
graduates. It was the wrong college that she praised,
since there is another Wheaton College in Illinois.
It was very embarrassing.
It happened to the deaf one time. There was an
event by Metrocast in Washington, DC in early
1980’s to announce the captioning of its sports
programs. A well known deaf leader gave a speech,
praising Metromedia for giving captions.
It was very embarrassing, because Metromedia and
Metrocast names can be confusing.
But the Metrocast people did not like it !

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Top stories about the deaf:

Nigeria’s Dr Abiodun Olusesi is Ear, Nose and
Throat (ENT) surgeon. He has been advocating to
end hearing impairment in his nation. He said
no one can afford CI’s and since the government
won’t subsidize it, why continue with it!

……….

Will the use of VR device help the deaf function
in a Zoom setting? A deaf person said yes.

……..

A British TV morning show greeted viewers with
a Deaf Awareness Week announcement. One thing
went wrong – no captions. Yes, the Deaf
Community is upset.

……….

Ole Miss has been slapped with a lawsuit by a
former deaf student for not captioning anything
on the campus during his student days.

…………

During a newspaper interview, a deaf person said:

I have great memory and great detail, and it helps
me overcome my deafness

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FINALLY SOME DEAF FRIENDLY FOOD TRUCKS
What is a Deaf Friendly Food Truck?
There are few trucks that have their
menus listed with #1, #2, #3, #4, etc
dishes.
Very easy for the deaf customer to
show the numbers on his finger for their
food truck menu choice.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing traveler and a deaf traveler were
ready to go out and travel.

The deaf traveler thought the hearing traveler said:
Make sure to back our bags

The hearing traveler actually said:
Make sure to pack our bags

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HIRING A CONSULTANT IN A MOVIE FOR NOTHING
From time to time Hollywood people hire a deaf Consultant
to work with directors and producers in a big filming
that involves a deaf actor.

And sometimes hiring the consultant is a waste of time
and waste of money.

Why? Because when filming is finished, the film editors
may cut out scenes that involve deaf actors!

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

We have seen that the stenocaptioner’s left hand produces the initial
consonants in words, and we have seen that the top key for the captioner’s
middle finger is P, and the top key for the index finger is H.

If both the P and the H are depressed together, you get the M sound. With
a slip of the index finger, a captioner can accidentally turn a P into an
M or vice versa.

Some examples of this would be:
She thought his ideas were good and had some parrot.
The flags were flying at half-past.
Her favorite color was mink.

These should be read as:
She thought his ideas were good and had some merit.
The flags were flying at half-mast.
Her favorite color was pink.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Ann Arbor (Michigan) personnel office is looking for
the perfect person for the city administrator position.
Part of the job description asks for – the physical
ability to walk, stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push,
lift, finger, feel, grasp, talk, see, hear and perform
repetitive motions. Because nobody is perfect, it means
the deaf AND hearing applicants would not qualify!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Deaf people that receive SSDI will be glad to learn that creditors
cannot immediately hold their funds in order to pay off their bills.
And the banks, which hold these SSDI deposits, must follow criteria.
For more information, these SSDI recipients should check with
their Social Security representatives.

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FINALLY SOME DEAF FRIENDLY FOOD TRUCKS
What is a Deaf Friendly Food Truck?
There are few trucks that have their
menus listed with #1, #2, #3, #4, etc
dishes.
Very easy for the deaf customer to
show the numbers on his finger for their
food truck menu choice.

DeafDigest – 07 May 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – May 7, 2021

— agency’s online discrimination

A casting agency for actors has been accused
of using an on-line tick box to reject
interest and queries from deaf actors!

 

— different signs from different eras

A long-time interpreter said when she started
interpreting, the signs she used were
“old fashioned” but that over the years
new signs have come up while older signs
disappear. This meant she had to keep up
with these newer signs just about every
day.

 

— the Deaf Community and the Deaf School

When a Deaf School is located in a Deaf
Community, then deaf population is higher.
But when the Deaf School closes up for
good, then the deaf population shrinks.
This was the comment made by an observer
in a newspaper story.

 

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— deaf person allowed to sit next to court clerk

A deaf person, in a court case, was allowed by
the judge to sit next to the court clerk during
a trial, to keep up with the proceedings. It
took place — in 1882, which is 130 years ago!

 

— opportunity for deaf wine-tasters

The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas is offering
an online Introductory Sommelier Course. The board
says it is a good opportunity for the deaf to learn
more about wines!

 

— “some sign language” on TV news

DeafDigest mentioned that a British TV
news program “welcomed” Deaf Awareness
Week but without using captions. It did
mention that “some” sign language was
used. Is it better than nothing?
No way! Must have both captions and
sign language, not one or the other.

 

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— worldwide text relay service for the deaf

The International Telecommunication Union,
part of the United Nations, is coming up
with aworldwide text relay service for the deaf.
Not exactly how will it work – because of
6,500 identified printed languages all over
the world – but hope it works, just the same!

 

— the Zoom and the deaf designer

A deaf person designs products at home. He relies on
everything – emails, Google Docs, Github, Slack
and other apps. His design company requires staff
meetings on Zoom to discuss design issues – and
this the deaf designer’s biggest problem. For that
reason, he uses a lot of communication tools –
to get his points through with the staff. So far,
he says it works.

 

— deaf asylum-seekers and their sign languages

According to a report, deaf people seeking asylum,
may use sign languages, that the immigration
officers have difficulty finding interpreters
to communicate with them! Even with those with
Spanish Sigh Language, not recognized as one
of these universal sign languages, use local
or regional dialects that no one understands!

 

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— hearing in comics, deaf in a movie

Makkari is a character in both Marvel Comics
and in the upcoming movie. In the comics,
Makkari is hearing; in the film Makkari
is deaf (Lauren Ridloff). An interesting
way to twist deaf/hearing fantasy all around.

 

— lipreading through the hand covering the mouth

Could deaf people see through a hearing
hand, covering the mouth, to lipread what
the person is saying? No way! Yet there
have been complaints that some hearing
people cover their mouths with their
hands while speaking to the deaf.
First, the mask; now this, the hand!
Why?

 

— warning from a deaf job applicant

A deaf job applicant gave this warning –
never ask the employer what the company
policy is on diversity. Employers do not
want troublemakers, and even the company
follows ADA rules, ways will be found,
legally, not to hire the deaf person!

 

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— deaf person as Chief Accessibility Officer

A newspaper interviewed Jenny Lay-Flurrie, who is
deaf, discussing her role as the Microsoft
Chief Accessibility Officer. The story emphasized
that Microsoft is one of the few companies that
has a Chief Accessibility Officer, especially
a deaf officer. If few, are we saying that
Walmart, Amazon, CVS Health, ExxonMobil and
others (while having deaf employees) lack
a Chief Accessibility Officer?

 

— a deaf installer of electrical power lines

Kevin Anyira, who is deaf, is an installer of
electrical power lines. It is a dangerous job
which requires physical challenges. DeafDigest
does not know if there are other such deaf
installers of power lines elsewhere. He
works for the Kenya Power and Lighting Company
(Kenya, not USA).

 

— no purpose for an interpreter

Interpreters serve no purpose, especially during
Covid-19 press conferences! This was what
the United Kingdom government said. This is
the reason why this case is a hot, hot issue
in the British court system. Keep in mind
the past White House would not provide
interpreters during Covid-19 press conferences.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

Jolene Madison is the new president of South Carolina
School for the Deaf.

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The NAACP of Las Vegas will be reviewing the incident
where police officers forced 2 Coda daughters to
interpret for their deaf mother during an ugly
traffic stop.

……….

Receiving a grant in Frederick County (MD) is the
Endangered Species Theater Project. It will involve
deaf actors and hearing actors in some theatrical
programs.

…………….

Donna Sorenson has resigned as superintendent
of Mississippi School for the Deaf.

………………

There is a workshop in Texas on Ethics: Medical & Hospital
Setting for deaf patients. A key issue to keep in
mind that deaf patients may be overwhelmed with too
many interpreters interpreting different things that
many doctors and many nurses may say! Not the fault
of interpreters, doctors and nurses – but this is
the way many hospitals operate!

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A HEARING PERSON’S CONFESSION
A hearing person had a confession. When he sees
deaf people using sign language to communicate with
each other, he always stares at them.
Rude ? Yes, but the hearing person said sign language
is so beautiful that he loves to watch even though he
does not understand a word.
It is the same as a deaf person watching a band, led
by a band leader who uses his hands to guide the
musicians. A deaf person may not understand music but
enjoys watching the movement of the hands.

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF SIGN LANGUAGE
Many deaf people use sign language. Not every
deaf person uses ASL as their sign language.
Many immigrant deaf people use their home nation
sign language that we, the Americans, do not
understand.
And also, there are many deaf people that teach
themselves sign language. We also often do not
understand these self-taught sign languages.
Self-taught sign languages create problems for
interpreters and social workers that work with
the deaf!

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Top stories about the deaf:

A survey said that 98% of Zimbabwe’s deaf population
do not understand many other local languages – because
the sign language they use is English-based.

……….

To make easier for the deaf in need of assistance,
the FCC is changing the National Suicide Prevention
and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline text number to
988.

……..

Legislation has been introduced to establish the
New York State Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

……….

The Clubhouse, a new but audio-only, deaf-unfriendly
app, has suspended a blind man for a live transcript
to help the deaf!

…………

An experiment with emergency alert system at
Torrance Beach, to help the deaf with emergency
alerts, has hit into technical difficulties.

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GALLAUDET STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR BEING DRUNK IN PUBLIC??
Many deaf people, in the past, many years ago, suffered
from Spinal Meningitis that made them deaf.
People with Spinal Meningitis have poor balance at
night. Many years ago, cops arrested some Gallaudet students
that were walking at night outside of the Gallaudet
campus because they thought the students were drunk!
It was not true. The cops did not realize that Spinal
Meningitis causes poor balance at night.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing friend was walking through the forest
with his deaf friend.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Look at this cash on the ground

The hearing person actually said:
Look at this ash on the ground

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A FAMOUS DEAF ENTERTAINER WITH A SCARY NAME
The word Asphyxia is scary. It means choking the neck
to prevent the person from breathing. Well, there is
a famous entertainer whose name is Asphyxia. She is from
Australia and performs shows for the Grimstones, which
is a circus group that travels all over the world.

And she is deaf! She has been deaf all her life. She
performs everything – puppets, trapeze, hula hoops, etc.

Why Asphyxia? Do not know! Anyway, she is now writing a
book about her life.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that stenocaptioners write the initial consonants P and W
with the middle finger of the left hand, and when they depress both keys
simultaneously, they get the sound for the letter B.

As we have seen with other consonants, the same thing also applies when
these letters are part of a blended sound at the beginning of a word. A
little slip of the finger could totally change the word.

Some examples of this would be:
He checked the air pressure in his swear tire.
She spam across the lake.
The student won the swelling bee.

These should be read as:
He checked the air pressure in his spare tire.
She swam across the lake.
The student won the spelling bee.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The movie – Shogun Assassin – involved perhaps one of the
strangest reverse interpreting assignments of all time!
The original movie version was produced in the early eighties
and was so violent that its showing was banned in some cities.
Director Robert Houston, not deaf, wanting to remake the movie,
hired a group of deaf people, as reverse interpreters. They
advised the scriptwriters what the actors were saying in the
original version – in order to make the remade film a much
better one.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Georgia may be paying the price for indifferent mental health
services for the deaf. A lawsuit is forthcoming, filed by
deaf residents, accusing the state of not doing much with
mental health services.

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