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DeafDigest – 30 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 30, 2021

— oops with subtitles

A TV broadcaster in the Netherlands practically
said oops for subtitling the wrong German
national anthem. They said:

This was a mistake by one of our subtitlers

Not sure if the Germans accepted that half-apology?

 

— faked noise with audiological tests

There are people that fake their deafness;
there are also deaf people that fake being
hearing! Audiological people are aware of
these faking games – and use testing tricks.
One such trick is using masked noise to
fool these fakers.

 

— just being anti-communications

A deaf person is constantly confronting hearing
people for refusing to make communication efforts.
To fight and to make enemies with them or to
be friends with them without communicating
with them – this is a choice no deaf person
likes!

 

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

06/27/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 29 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 29, 2021

— the hard-of-hearing phone

What is the hard-of-hearing phone? It was mentioned
in a newspaper story. Is it talking about the Captel,
which shows captions of what the caller said?
Always an interesting way of saying the same
thing in different words!

 

— a family argument led to a police taser

A family argument led to a husband walking away and
refusing to return to his car. The police arrived
but they did not know what was going on and were not
able to understand gestures from the angry man.
Instead of requesting an interpreter, the police
simply tasered this deaf man. Because of the taser,
they are facing a lawsuit!

 

— hearing actress wants to befriend a fake-deaf character

EastEnders, a wildly popular British TV soap opera,
is featuring actress Suzette Llewellyn, who is not
deaf. She is urging her script writers to have
her “befriend” a fake-deaf actress. She said that
in real life, she has some deaf friends and
is learning British Sign Language.

 

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

06/27/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 28 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 28, 2021

— the cruelest irony

a vocational training and job placement agency
for the deaf and the disabled refused to provide
their deaf employees with certified interpreters
during staff meetings. For that reason, U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission is slapping
the agency with discrimination lawsuit. The
agency felt that notes, handouts and
poorly-trained interpreters will do!

 

— deaf sister vs hearing sister

A deaf sister refuses to communicate with her
hearing sister. Reason? The hearing sister
refuses to learn sign language, saying since
she is not deaf there is no need for her to
learn signs. This is sad.

 

— assuming it is OK without asking

Deaf people ask for accommodations. Hearing
employers say yes and go ahead and provide
them with accommodations – but without asking
the deaf if these are what they want! An
example would be an electrician, without
asking the deaf, installing a tiny flashing
signaler bulb that is difficult to see in
a big, bright room! This is an example of
an accommodation becoming a non-accommodation.

 

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

06/27/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 27 June 2021

DeafDigest Gold – June 27, 2021

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Despised Duo

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-despised-duo/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-accents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-partner-steals-from-deaf-partner/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-barrymore/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/face-looks-angry/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Adam Bahriz, who is deaf, is a professional esports
player. There was a story about him fighting to
stop harassment in the gaming industry. Some of
the players “mock” deafness and he wants to stop it.

………..

A hearing defendant in a criminal case wanted his
case dismissed because a hard of hearing juror
sat during the trial. His complaint was tossed out
because the hard of hearing juror successfully
convinced the court he was able to follow the
proceedings (voice) despite his hearing loss.

……….

A mask that says “I read lips” made a big
difference to a deaf person, in a story
shared with a newspaper reporter.

…………….

Samsung has won praise from the ONCE Foundation
in Spain for its’ easy accessibility for
deaf TV viewers.

………………

RespectAbility’s nonprofit survey said
that 14% of respondents use video captions,
that 30% ask for interpreters; and that 59%
only use accessible spaces for meetings and
events.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BEST OR WORST ACTOR?
Many years ago people said the world’s best actor
was John Barrymore.
Again, people said he was the world’s worst actor!
Why?
Barrymore could act very well in silent movies,
but could not act well with talkie movies!
We have wished we had a deaf actor that was much
better than Barrymore during silent movie years!

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

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

THE ANGRY FACE?
Deaf people always look at hearing people’s
faces for their expressions.
Are they happy? Are they sad? Are they
angry? Etc.
If a hearing person’s face shows anger, then
deaf person must decide why he is angry.
Is he angry about dealing with a deaf person
or is he always angry at everybody?
If he is always angry at everybody, then
deafness has nothing to do with it. But if he is
angry at the deaf person, then it is an issue.

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

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DeafDigest – 26 June 2021

DeafDigest Blue – June 27, 2021

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/suffering-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-teacher-asl-class-comment/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/volta/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cruel-deaf-punishment/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Rosemary Gallegos, the superintendent of New Mexico
School for the Deaf, has announced her retirement.

……….

UK government has ordered all internet and phone
providers to offer 24/7 video relay service in
case of emergencies.

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There was a story of a deaf senior citizen, that
knows no sign language, afraid to leave her
house because of face covering rules and
because of communication issues with
interpreters and those that use signs.

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The Daily Iowan Newsletter (University of
Iowa) ran a piece, saying that deaf people
need to make a decision to accept CI or
not. This article did not address the
issue of newly born babies, too young
to understand what CI is all about!

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A new buzz phrase is in – FOMO

It means Interpreters’ Fear of Missing Out

There is an upcoming workshop in Texas to address
this fear!

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READ WHAT THEY SAY

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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A VOLTA PLACE APARTMENT IN A CSI TV PROGRAM
There was a CSI program re-run on TV this week. The
program was filmed in Washington, DC, in the Georgetown
area.
One of the characters in the story was hiding in an
apartment.
The apartment address was 3558 Volta Place, NW.
Hearing people watching the program would not really
know what Volta Place really is.
The headquarters of the Alexander Graham Bell
Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is
at 3417 Volta Place, NW.
The apartment where the filming took place
is the next block.
DeafDigest editor watched the program and was
surprised about it.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/suffering-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/volta/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was chatting with a deaf person.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I was choking

The hearing person actually said:
I was joking

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A CRUEL DEAF PUNISHMENT
A deaf employee in the federal government did not get
along with other employees and with the supervisor.
The deaf employee was right about many things. But the
hearing people hated the deaf employee.
The deaf employee was given a cruel punishment. He was
transferred to a new office – without windows, and all
by himself with no one to talk to. And to make things
worse, no work assignments.
Just come to work. Sit in the office. Do nothing all day.
The deaf employee quit.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that stenocaptioners use their right pinkie finger for the T,
S, D, and Z keys. The T is above the S, and the D is above the Z.

Some captioners have what are called wide keys installed in order to make
stroking these keys easier. Other captioners just use the standard
keyboard layout and shift their pinkie finger to the right to stroke the D
and Z.

Whichever method the captioner has chosen, there is still the possibility
that a misstroke can occur. If you see the final consonants T or S when it
should have been D or Z, it could have been a slip of the captioner’s
pinkie finger.

Some examples of this would be:
Many teenagers want to be popular, so they follow the fats.
Kids just love to play height and seek.
Sometimes children will not heat their parents’ advice.

These should be read as:
Many teenagers want to be popular, so they follow the fads.
Kids just love to play hide and seek.
Sometimes children will not heed their parents’ advice.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Could a junior college student serve as the lead
engineer of a NASA team that is conducting a
series of microgravity experiments? Let us
revise this question a bit – could a deaf
engineer serve as the lead engineer? Yes,
Eric Shear, who is deaf and relies on his
interpreters, attends Tacoma Community College
in Washington. Part of the newspaper story
read like this:

He is leading a team of engineers on a microgravity
experiment at NASA at the Johnson Space Center in
Houston.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, director Alejandro Gonzalez
Irritu with his movie – Babel, explained his rationale for hiring
a hearing actress instead of a deaf actress for a small role. He
said:

I could not find a real deaf actress who was as good as some of the
actresses I’ve had

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DeafDigest – 25 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 25, 2021

— the CDI and the hearing confusion

A CDI (Certified Deaf Interpreter) interpreted
at a public event. Hearing people in the audience,
having no idea, what is a CDI, was confused on
why would there be a hearing and a deaf interpreter
working together at the same time!

Said a CDI:
I get strange expressions and questions, wondering
how could I interpret if I am deaf.

Comes with the territory, says DeafDigest.

 

— text-to-988

Text 988 is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The FCC is interested in your comments regarding the
text-to-988 rules.

You can reach the Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 TALK.

This service is supposed to start on July 16, 2022.

 

— not a joke; a Deaf Fear of barbers

You are deaf and you go to a barber, asking for a
special haircut. The barber, completely misunderstoods
you and gives you a very bad, and a very wrong haircut!
This scene was part of a short film “Waves” as played by
actor Omete Anassi. Is he deaf actor or a fake-deaf
actor? Do not know.

 

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

06/20/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 24 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 24, 2021

— inventing sign language

A book for children, titled – The Big Book of Tell
Me Why – has a question – Who invented sign language?
Past pro football player John Urschel, not deaf,
continues to remember that question when he brought
it up recently. A web search said that Pedro Ponce
de León was credited for inventing sign language.
Did the book mention de León? Do not know.

 

— difficult to enforce web accessibility

We have ADA regulations regarding web accessibility.
Yet business.com said:

Online accessibility is a weak area for enforcement in the United States

Sigh!

 

— sound and music on a deaf facebook page

The Deaf Basketball Group facebook TV commercial
featured sound and music in the background while
deaf basketball players were signing to each
other. Appropriate or not? Good question!

 

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

06/20/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 23 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 23, 2021

— our most powerful deaf females

Who are the most powerful deaf females?
These are Shirley Pinto (Israel), Pilar Lima (Spain),
Helga Stevens (Belgium), Amanda Folendorf (California),
Helene Jarmer (Austria), Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen
(South Africa), Mojo Mathers (New Zealand) and
Dimitra Arapoglou (Greece). They were profiled
in a big story today – serving as public
servants (elected officials, lawmakers, legislators,
etc). We, however, need more powerful deaf
female Americans, as there is only one –
Folendorf.

 

— a film story may not be realistic

Kiernan Shipka played a fake-deaf role in the
film – The Silence. The character was portrayed
as late-deafened, but learning lip reading and
sign language within a short span of three
years. Realistic or not? Lip reading and
sign language more or less requires lifetime
practice and learning – but in three years?
No way!

 

— a restaurant comes back after 20 years absence

A restaurant – The Italian Oven, McLean, Virginia,
has come back after being closed up 20 years
ago. The owner – Robert Esposito is deaf
and was said to have strong community roots
with the deaf. His family members ran the
restaurant before it was closed; Robert
stepped in and had the restaurant re-started.

 

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

06/20/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 22 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 22, 2021

— daily plans of a deaf-blind woman

Talice Connelly, a deaf-blind Canadian, was
profiled in a newspaper story. Part of it
says that she organizes her day every morning.
She goes through a row of baskets – items
such as sweatband, scissors, food, clothing,
driftwood in each of these baskets. It leads
her on from task to next task for that day.
Next day, different tasks, different objects.

 

— three superintendent finalists

At Tennessee School for the Deaf, there
are three finals for the superintendent
position. These finalists are:

– Sandra Edwards
– Martin Keller
– Dawniella Patterson

Formal meetings with these candidates will
take place next month, and then in early
August, the announcement will be made.

 

— actress in many acting roles

Tessa Thompson is a veteran actress of many, many
acting roles – films, TV and theatrical plays.
In a story today it disclosed that she has a
hearing loss – meaning she functions as a hearing
person.

 

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

06/20/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 21 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 21, 2021

— will never be obsolete

There was a story that AI will make interpreters
and sign language obsolete.

DeafDigest says NEVER!

 

— Self-Checkout Or Human Cashier

Which is better for deaf? Self-Checkout Or Human Cashier
in a supermarket or a chain store? Self-Checkout
avoids hassles with hearing cashiers. But Human Cashier
will solve pricing issues for you that the Self-Checkout
cannot solve!

 

— the librarian and the hearing aid battery

A library web site said their librarians can
help hearing aid users place their hearing
aid battery into their hearing aids.

Years ago, library was just books – times
have changed!

 

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

06/20/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 20 June 2021

DeafDigest Gold – June 20, 2021

Gold Edition
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Old Fogey

Legal Deaf

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-legal-deaf/

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-accents/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-partner-steals-from-deaf-partner/

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Top stories about the deaf:

What is Deaf Divide?

There is a story about it saying that
one group supports CI whereas the other
group opposes CI.

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An article said that there is no shame in
wearing a hearing aid because it is becoming
more invisible – same as people saying
deafness is an invisible disability!

……….

A newspaper story said ASL means Automobile
Sign Language, profiling a deaf mechanic
inventing auto-related sign language to
communicate with his boss and his fellow
mechanics.

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Kenya has a law, that has been denounced
as discriminatory – the Elections Act
that requires deaf candidates to be fluent
in Kenyan Sign Language – because what
if the deaf candidate is oral and knows
no sign language!

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A deaf Egyptian was arrested in Canada
while seeking asylum. The authorities
confiscated his hearing aid recharger
and only gave him one fresh battery.
This left him unable to communicate
with his hearing aid. The Canadian
Human Rights group is looking into
this case.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A MYSTERY DURING TV MOVIE THAT DEAF DON’T KNOW ABOUT
Many deaf people love to watch captioned movies
on TV.
There is a mystery about it that deaf people don’t
know about.
For example – there was a movie about a family
in Ireland. A woman, from Buffalo, NY, moved to
Ireland and fell in love with an Irish man.
The actress who played the role of a Buffalo
woman was born in Ireland.
A hearing person watching the movie would know
about these different accents, and think the plot
is a fake.
A deaf person would not know it.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-accents/

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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

DEAF PARTNER NOT GETTING ALONG WITH HEARING PARTNER
Partnerships are like marriages. Some partners get
along with each other. Some don’t.
The same goes for deaf/hearing partnerships. During
the 1980’s a deaf partner did not get along with the
hearing partners and this partnership broke up.
For a while after the break up, the deaf person got
no sales. He was puzzled but found out that the ex-partner
“stole” his sales when hearing customers used voice
telephone to place orders. The hearing partner knew
the old password and the old codes.
The deaf man had the password and the codes changed.
Suddenly his business went up.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-partner-steals-from-deaf-partner/

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mainstreamed athletes

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DeafDigest – 19 June 2021

DeafDigest Blue – June 20, 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Shirley Pinto has become Israel’s first time
ever member of the Knesset, which passes
national laws.

……….

Breda Carty, a leading advocate of the deaf, has been
awarded as the officer of the Order of Australia.
She is deaf.

……..

An interpreter fell down while walking in the
parking lot, and filed a law suit against the
school. The state Court of Appeals threw out
the lawsuit.

………..

A race is going on, according to a newspaper
story, to save the Hawaii Sign Language
before the sole surviving user departs us.

……….

Approximately 360,000 people will sign British
Sign Language at the same time in an effort
to break the Guinness World Record.

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SUFFERING FROM HEARING LOSS

Suffering means people that feel hurt from
pain.

A newspaper headline said a person was
suffering from hearing loss.

Is hearing loss same as deaf person
suffering from deafness- hurting pain?

This is why some headlines make no
sense!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Lip reading tale

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

A third person walked past between them.

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

The hearing friend actually said:
This is Bryan

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A COMMENT BY ASL TEACHER
DeafDigest editor won’t name the ASL teacher
but he made a comment in his classroom.
He told his students in the ASL 101 class –
that only one of you in this room of about 20
students will find a job working with the deaf –
as teacher or as interpreter or as a voc rehab
counselor or as social worker.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have been looking at how stenocaptioners use their right hand for final
consonant sounds.

One of the most used fingers is the captioner’s pinkie finger. There are
actually four keys that the right pinkie finger must depress. Those are
the letters T, S, D, and Z.

Some captioners use the S to denote plurals, while others use the Z.
Whichever key the captioner uses to indicate that a word is a plural, it
is depressed with that finger.

Although errors with words that are plural can be some of the easiest to
read through, they are also some of the most common stenocaptioning errors
that you will see.

A slip of the pinkie finger can change a word from singular to plural
and vice versa.

Some examples of this would be:
The ship were scheduled for deployment.
The kids was playing at the playground.
He saw the bird that were swooping down.

These should be read as:
The ships were scheduled for deployment.
The kid was playing at the playground.
He saw the birds that were swooping down.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Science Daily ran a piece saying that for the
deaf, the eye retina is extremely important when
it comes to being observant, spotting things that
hearing people would overlook. This conclusion
was reached after a series of experiments by
researchers at the University of Sheffield
in England.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Disney is upset about the Mickey Mouse scam in
China. Street performers, not affiliated with
Disney, have been begging for money after
doing street skits. Disney is saying that three
such performers are deaf and are using their
deafness as reason to get money from tourists!
These tourists give money, thinking these
street performers were part of the Disney group.

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SUFFERING FROM HEARING LOSS
Suffering means people that feel hurt from
pain.
A newspaper headline said a person was
suffering from hearing loss.
Is hearing loss same as deaf person
suffering from deafness- hurting pain?
This is why some headlines make no
sense!

DeafDigest – 18 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 18, 2021

— a stolen credit in astronomy

Henrietta Leavitt, who was deaf, was an astronomer
with the Harvard College Observatory during late
19th century/early 20th century. She discovered
a star (Cepheid variable) that acted differently
from other stars. Credit for her discovery was
stolen by her boss – Edward Pickering. This
fact was mentioned in the book “Cosmic Queries.”

 

— a deaf phase is part of a new theatrical show

During latter part of the 2000’s decade, the
phrase “not deaf enough” became the buzz.
Well, there is a new theatrical show, titled
Oral, which involves a character that has
become late-deafened, struggling through life’s
issues but still accepting her deafness!

 

— the deaf and the plastic surgery

A deaf woman wanted plastic surgery. She researched
plastic surgery clinics, wanting more information
about these services. None of these clinics (16 of
them) showed captions on their web sites. As a result,
there is now 16 new ADA-violation lawsuits!

 

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— a state rated #1 in nation in interpreter access

New Mexico’s courts was rated #1 in the nation
by the National Center for Access to Justice
for language access services, that included
access to interpreters. In second place
is Connecticut.

 

— a deaf candidate and her residency issues

Vivian Song Maritz who is deaf, is running for
the Seattle School Board. It is a controversial
matter due to her residency issues. She has been
accused of living in a different district
than the district she is campaigning as a
School Board candidate. She functions as
a hearing person.

 

— medical fellow said CI has inaccurate performance rates

Matthew Shew, not deaf, has been awarded a Dean’s Scholar
at the Washington University School of Medicine in
St. Louis. This honor will allow him to do research
on why there is no accurate way of figuring out
cochlear implant success/failure rates. Yes,
there are CI success stories, and also CI failure
stories – but why? This is what Shew is working on.

 

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— Nyle gets a shocking offer

Deaf Celebrity Nyle DiMarco travels a lot
everywhere. He was given the shock of his
life, when a confused airline personnel
offered him a wheelchair.

 

— in the “Nashville” movie

Well-known supporting actor Ned Beatty
has departed us. He acted in many, many
movies. In one such movie – Nashville –
Beatty played the role of a powerful
attorney that showed impatience with his
deaf children! That was probably his only
deaf-connected role in any of his old
films.

 

— a fact or just a wild guess

A linguist said:
More than 5% of the world population use sign language

A fact or just a wild guess?

 

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— 93 percent is not enough

Paramount Pictures has been accused of not fully
captioning its movies. A movie critic said only
93 percent of the dialogue is captioned; seven
percent that is missing may be the key to the
plot in the movie!

 

— EEOC accuses Walmart of ghosting a deaf applicant

At Walmart, a deaf person applied for a job. Walmart
did not want to hire the deaf person and immediately
ghosted him. It meant Walmart is saying they cannot
be sued because the deaf person “never” applied for
a job. EEOC felt it was a trick Walmart was playing
with the deaf applicant, a violation of the ADA.

 

— worst case scenario: police officer knows no gestures

One of the deaf protesters said that a deaf person would
gesture something simple to the officer, who would not know
what it is all about. Scary? Yes!

 

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— the paver foreman is deaf

There was a short mention of a paver foreman in a
newspaper story. This foreman was deaf. The
foreman is responsible for making sure the
asphalt paving job is well done. Not sure if
it is unusual for a deaf person performing
as a paver foreman?

 

— a deaf participant in 2021 Olympics in Tokyo

There have been quite a few deaf participants in
the past hearing Olympics (not Deaflympics).
Some of them have earned medals in their events.
It is known that Emma Meesseman, a professional
women’s basketball player, will be taking
part in the Olympics. Her team – Belgium
has qualified for the Olympics. She is one
of the world’s best female players, having
playing professionally in Europe and in the
WNBA.

 

— the deaf on reality TV shows

A big question was asked:

When was the last time you saw a deaf person on a reality TV show?

The answer – most of us cannot remember!

 

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

Buncombe County spokeswoman Lillian Govus (NC)
said that they get accidental 911 calls from
iPhones that sit on some people’s back pockets.

She explained:
If we have a silent call with no disconnect but also no
information, we attempt TTY communications just to
be on the safe side

………..

Cost of a new hearing aid may be as much as
$6,000 for a pair. Why?

A newspaper response was just one word – greed!

……….

Leo Cangiani, not deaf, is campaigning to become
the mayor of Topeka, KS. He knows ASL.

…………….

South Korea movie producers would not cast
deaf actors for deaf roles in their movies.
Jin Ki-joo, not deaf, is playing a fake-deaf
role in an upcoming movie. This is unfortunate.

………………

A promoter of a major musical festival said:

Our staff have been trained in disability awareness
and understand our access provision

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RIGHT WAY OR WRONG WAY TO DESCRIBE DEAF
There was a convention last week by American
Psychiatric Association. There was a hot debate
on right or wrong way to describe a person –
fat person, blind person, very short person,
person with criminal mind, person with limited
intelligence, etc.
The convention delegates did not discuss
right or wrong way to describe a deaf person –
such as deaf-mute, deaf-dumb, etc.
Maybe the deaf are not important to
psychiatrists?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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ONLY DEAF IN A DINING GROUP
Many times when a group goes to a restaurant
there is a deaf person in it.
The deaf person is lost; he cannot follow the
conversation, so he is left alone with his own
thoughts and dreaming.
Yet, when the group leaves the restaurants
this deaf person is thanked by the hearing diners
for showing up.
Why?

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Top stories about the deaf:

A British national lottery is helping deaf
actors. Funds from the lottery is creating
a new organization that has the goal of
helping deaf actors get opportunities
in the film industry.

……….

a newspaper brought up a mystery question if
a person wears a hearing aid in one ear.

Is he deaf in one ear only (functions as hearing
with his better ear)?

or

Is he deaf in both ears (may or may not function
as a deaf person in both ears)?

……..

In an interview, Nyle DiMarco said that he produced
‘Deaf U’ is for the big reason that while he was
growing up, he never saw deaf stories on TV.

………..

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind was
given a positive review by the State education board.

……….

An employer in China that hires the deaf at his own bakery
said national care for the needs of deaf has been great.

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CAPTIONS BLOCKED IN A MUSEUM MOVIE THEATER
At the American Revolutionary Museum at
Yorktown, Virginia, the museum movie had
captions.
But in one scene, the captions were
blocked.
It was blocked by the fake smoke from
a smoke-making machine to show war fighting
with rifles and cannons!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was chatting with a deaf person

A third person passed by between both of them

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Gas

The hearing person actually said:
This is Kass

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CHANGING ATTITUDE AMONG FEW DEAF PEOPLE
In the past, many deaf people (graduates from
Gallaudet, NTID and deaf schools) were proud people –
deaf, but successful at their jobs and at life.
Times have changed. After years of accepting their
deafness, some of them no longer accept it. Some of them
tell their friends:

I am not deaf

This is strange – because they went to Gallaudet
or NTID or deaf schools. And some of them participated
at few Deaflympics!
Changing times?

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When stenocaptioning, we have seen that the final P and B are depressed by
the middle finger of the right hand, and the L and G are depressed by the
ring finger of the right hand. We have also seen that when you depress P
and B together, you get an N.

Most stenocaptioners use all four of those letters — P, B, L, and G — to
make a J sound. They must depress all four of them at the same time.

If the stenocaptioner were to miss the stroke with the ring finger, they
could get the N sound instead of the J sound.

Some examples of this would be:
The sheriff displayed his ban when he came to the door.
He trimmed the hen around his yard.
She didn’t want to answer, so she tried to don the question.

These should be read as:
The sheriff displayed his badge when he came to the door.
He trimmed the hedge around his yard.
She didn’t want to answer, so she tried to dodge the question.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We all remember the terrible blast near the New England
Homes for the Deaf some years back. It affected the
normal operations at the home for quite a while.
There is a new bill in the Massachusetts legislature
that would regulate operations of the boiler plants
everywhere in the state. And as a symbolic gesture,
the bill’s hearing will take place at the very
same site of the blast – New England Homes for
the Deaf!

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PlasticsSA is working with the Whisper Boat Building Academy
in South Africa to train thirty deaf individuals on
boat-building. It is with the hope that these trained
deaf individuals would eventually find employment in the
boat building field. Said a spokesperson:

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DeafDigest – 12 June 2021

CAPTIONS BLOCKED IN A MUSEUM MOVIE THEATER
At the American Revolutionary Museum at
Yorktown, Virginia, the museum movie had
captions.
But in one scene, the captions were
blocked.
It was blocked by the fake smoke from
a smoke-making machine to show war fighting
with rifles and cannons!

DeafDigest – 11 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 11, 2021

— Facebook strangers help deaf person move from one town to another

A deaf person, offered a new job in a new town, had issues
while packing and moving, while at the same time, was
unfamiliar with the new town environs. No problem!
She posted her moving issues on Facebook, and much
to her surprise, many strangers offered to help with
the move! In this case, Facebook helping the deaf?
Yes.

 

— visiting a big cemetery

Three deaf Texans – Steve Baldwin, David Myers and
Larry Evans, visited the Texas State Cemetery,
located in Austin. Walking around, they were
able to locate the graves of individuals that
either were prominent deaf Texans or of hearing
people that did much to help the deaf. They stopped
at nearly 10 names – but it may be possible there
were others that were overlooked!

 

— agents important for deaf actors

Years ago Marlee Matlin gave a speech at an event,
saying agents are a must for deaf actors wanting
Hollywood roles. A deaf actor cannot do it alone.
Anyway there was a story that deaf actress
Millicent Simmonds has signed with WME to have
her represented in all Hollywood activities.
WME is one of the world’s most important and
most powerful agencies. Will we be seeing more
of Simmons in the years to come?

 

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— a mother is never a job coach for her deaf son

A mother is not a job coach. A hearing employer
had problems with his deaf employee. Frustrated
he telephoned the mother, explaining these
work-related issues, and hinted that she should
help out with the job tasks of her deaf son.
This approach is wrong. He should have found
better ways to reach out to the deaf employee,
instead of scolding, yelling and screaming
at him!

 

— panicking when deaf customer comes in

A store clerk said that when he faced a deaf customer
for the first time in his life, he pushed his own
panic button, unsure on what to do! Deaf people
are human beings and there is absolutely no reason
to panic. There are notes; there are gestures;
there are finger pointing at menu dishes, etc.
Just calm down and relax.

 

— a sign language incident

A hospital had a deaf patient. A new nurse came
in and checked the computer, not realizing the patient
was deaf. She then signed in ASL to herself while
looking at the computer. The deaf patient saw it
and asked the nurse to please start all over
with ASL as he thought she was signing to him
(in which she wasn’t). The nurse, shocked
at the deaf patient watching her, immediately
apologized, saying she was practicing her own
ASL.

 

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— to save the deaf or not to save the deaf

An angry activist said:
Deaf people don’t need to be saved

This comment is either correct or incorrect
as there are deaf people that can take care
of their own needs whereas other deaf people
need assistance. Case by case basis!

 

— looking back on rubella

Is rubella coming back or is it eliminated
in USA? Hard to say, depending on which
source of information is accurate. Anyway,
during the last rubella outbreak, there
were few people that would realize that even
mild cases could lead to birth of deaf
children.

 

— a restaurant trying to survive the pandemic

In Calgary, the Mykonos Street Grill is owned
and operated by Ebony Gooden. She is deaf.
She said it is quite a challenge to keep
the business running and so far she is
doing fine.

 

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— making a deaf actress feel comfortable

A long-running TV series has just featured a new
deaf actress. Wanting to make her comfortable
during her acting scenes, a veteran actor has
made it a point to communicate with her between
breaks. The deaf actress said:

He made me feel at ease right from the start

The TV series is EastEnders.

 

— taking a picture of a deaf person for a big reason

A hearing photographer, sensitive to the needs of
the deaf, entered a photo contest. His entry was
a picture of a deaf person – for a big reason.
He wanted to show the judges that deafness is
an invisible disability and no one, just by
looking at the picture, would know it!
His photo won him a prize.

 

— communicating with a 5-year old deaf kid

Kids are kids, regardless of being deaf or
being hearing. Some of them will sneak out
of the locked house and the locked back yard
for a walk down the sidewalk, all by themselves
behind the backs of their family members.
One such 5-year old deaf kid did, but a
police officer caught the kid, and realized
he was deaf. How to communicate with that
deaf kid? The police would show him a picture
chart, hoping the kid would point at the
appropriate response – such as as home, scared,
stop, etc.

 

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— a film director became uncomfortable

DeafDigest editor thinks it is rare – that a film
director, after auditioning fake-deaf actors
for a deaf role, became uncomfortable. He
then decided to cast a deaf actor for this
deaf role – and was glad he did it! It was
for a 2017 movie.

 

— deaf patient never wanted to die

A deaf patient, having communication issues
with the hospital staff, did not understand
the question – do you want to be saved
if you have a medical emergency such as
breath stopping or a heart attack? He
“agreed not to” but without realizing the
consequences. He showed the agreement
papers with his family. Naturally the
family was upset, so was the deaf
patient – and they made a big stink
out of it with the hospital staff.
ADA? No, because the hospital is
in Scotland.

 

— a big ADA question

A deaf person wins a ADA lawsuit and thinks
is entitled to “millions of dollars”
award! Is he correct in thinking that
way – or did the attorney miscommunicate
with him? This is the big question:

What Do I Get If I Win An ADA Lawsuit?

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

Charles Chaplin, the great silent films comedian,
had a favorite artist – and it was Granville Redmond,
a deaf man of many skills. It was Redmond that
taught Chaplin these signs that he used in his
silent films.

………..

A group of five deaf comedians was profiled in a
newspaper story. The American comedians were
Kathy Buckley and Jessica Flores. The sole
Canadian was D.J. Demers. Two others were
Europeans.

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Katie Goulding owns a AJ Sunflower Boutique
store in Center Moriches, NY. She is deaf.

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Mark Barlet, not deaf, is a video gamer,
and he said the best way to put captions
into these games is to educate the developers
before they start work on the game programming.
He hopes his idea will work.

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A joke or not a joke? This was posted on
twitter:

My ring doorbell is defective. The electrician
says my transformer is faulty but the 30 days
returns period has passed. No way to contact
customer service representative by voice –
so I keyed in “human” in the auto bot,
hoping a human person will come up on
the screen!

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THE GEICO CAVEMAN ADS ARE FALSE
When we watch TV we laugh at these famous
GEICO caveman ads.
These ads are false. In these ads, the Cavemen
use voice to communicate with each other.
During the Stone Age, the early Cavemen used sign
language to communicate with each other for
many years.
The GEICO ads should have used sign language
Cave Men!

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TO AVOID DEAF SCAMMERS
We have many hearing scammers. We also have some
deaf scammers, who want to cheat deaf people of their
money.
How can we avoid these deaf scammers?

– no such a thing as sure money investment
– ask the scammer for their investment certificates
– ask who is the scammer’s accounting firm
– ask the scammer for their web site
– if they promise high interest rates, it is a fake

We have had two deaf scammers that cheated deaf people.
One went to jail; another is in big trouble now.

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Top stories about the deaf:

The upcoming World Congress of African Linguists
conference will feature a celebration of deaf art
and sign language demonstrations.

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said a digital marketing consultant:

Creating a mobile video is challenging, but not having
captions makes this challenge even more difficult

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A newspaper story said that nearly all movie theaters in
Montgomery and Birmingham, in Alabama, are captioned.
Not sure if it meant open captions – but other
major cities such as Huntsville and Mobile were
not on the list.

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Deaf Enterprises, which employs about 30 deaf people,
was profiled in a newspaper in Ireland – saying this
company was one of the best when it comes to high quality
work in furniture repair, upholstery, and French polishing.
This company is seeking to expand in the near future.

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A posting showed like this below!

Reduced price to $19.99 on Master Class’ ASL lessons.

What was the original price? The web posting didn’t say.

That $19.99 includes 53 lessons, with 75 hours of
learning.

Does that package include receptive ASL learning?

Doubt it!

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HEARING AID SCAM IN AUSTRALIA
There are complaints that high costs of hearing
aids in Australia are forcing some deaf people
to take a second mortgage on their homes to buy
their own hearing aids.
The government is thinking it is a scam by
hearing aid dealers.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing friend was chatting with a deaf friend

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
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A DEAF FUND RAISER
Big schools and big agencies have professional
fund raisers. They go out, meet the public and
ask for money donations for their programs.
Could a deaf person become a fund raiser, asking
hearing people for money?
Yes. One school for the deaf hired a deaf fund raiser,
and he was successful in raising funds (over millions
of dollars).
That deaf person could not use voice phone. How
did he raise funds?
Many different ways – faxes, emails, text pagers,
instant messages, etc.
The job was not easy but he succeeded.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

he final L is located on the top bank of the steno machine, and the final
G is below it on the bottom bank. Stenocaptioners use the ring finger of
the right hand to depress these keys.

Some stenocaptioners also use the G key as the steno stroke for an “-ing”
suffix.

A slip of the ring finger can cause a totally different word to
appear in the captioning.

Some examples of this would be:
It’s Friday, and the boss is going to saying his boat.
The knife was very dug.
She bought new tying for her kitchen floor.

These should be read as:
It’s Friday, and the boss is going to sail his boat.
The knife was very dull.
She bought new tile for her kitchen floor.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A newspaper article about ADA rights with the deaf, said that
exchanging written notes with a sales clerk at a store to
discuss purchase of an item is OK. But in a doctor’s office,
if the deaf person’s medical situation is complicated, then
an interpreter should be required. There are other situations
that would be OK to use a TTY or a CART or a text messaging
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Discriminating against the deaf has cost Wells Fargo 16 million
dollars. This was the agreement this big bank made with the
Department of Justice. Exactly how would 16 million be divided
among the deaf that filed complaints remains to be seen.

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DeafDigest – 05 June 2021

HEARING AID SCAM IN AUSTRALIA
There are complaints that high costs of hearing
aids in Australia are forcing some deaf people
to take a second mortgage on their homes to buy
their own hearing aids.
The government is thinking it is a scam by
hearing aid dealers.

DeafDigest – 04 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 4, 2021

— deaf scientist studying COVID-19 specimens

DeafDigest editor guesses there is a number of
deaf people in labs that study COVID-19 specimens.
At least there is one that works at a lab in
Alabama.

 

— eliminating deafness in one nation

The Medical for Quality Healthcare, an agency
in Zambia, wants to eliminate deafness. Is it
realistic? No.

 

— past deaf superintendent wins settlement

A deaf superintendent was terminated from
employment in one school. That superintendent
filed a lawsuit – and won a settlement.
There has been no public announcement
and for that reason, DeafDigest is not
disclosing the identity of the deaf
superintendent.

 

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— a newspaper editorial mocks interpreters

Not happening in USA, but in Fiji – that a
newspaper editor mocked sign language
interpreters. Yes, the readers were
very angry about it, so was the
government commission overseeing
the needs of the deaf.

 

— Comcast gives deaf man a break

A deaf senior citizen, with limited income,
fell behind on his monthly Comcast cable
TV payments. As a result Comcast shut down
his account. He was not allowed by his
doctor to continue with his employment,
and so, found some bills hard to keep up
with, including Comcast. He explained
this problem with a local TV news help
service. After a few minutes of listening,
the Comcast customer service representative
had the monthly bill slashed to a very
affordable rate. This deaf person now
his TV turned on, much to his joy.

 

— Basic ASL, numbers and alphabet poster signs posted at Amazon warehouse

At the Schodack, NY Amazon warehouse, one can see posters
everywhere on these Basic ASL, numbers and alphabet
signs. This warehouse has two deaf employees,
and they worked with the Amazon human resources
people to make this possible. So far, it is working.

 

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DeafDigest – 02 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 2, 2021

— interpreting is not a dull job

A tweet said interpreting is a job that is not
glamorous, and it mentioned actress Camryn Manheim,
years ago, working as an interpreter. They are
our heroes, and to say this profession is an
unglamorous job is an insult to them!

 

— the deaf and the thumb

Said a tweet:
I made sure to always use the thumb for the number three
when communicating with the deaf

This is correct. When a hearing person uses his
first three fingers to indicate the number three,
the deaf person may get confused before realizing
it was about the number three. So, do use the thumb,
not the fourth finger!

 

— federal tax credits not always helpful

Many employers know that if they hire the deaf
they may earn federal tax credits. Yet, they
still won’t hire the deaf. They worry that
costs of accommodating the deaf is too
costly and that the tax benefits is no
advantage to them Not true, but these 
employers do not always listen.

 

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DeafDigest – 01 June 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 1, 2021

— no voice when deaf actor communicates

from time to time there are deaf actors
in hearing voice films. And when they
communicate in ASL, there is no voice
for the audience to follow. Not not even
“pop up” captions which disappear when
hearing actors come on the scene and
use their voices. Why is it that way?
Possibly because the film producers
want it that way.

 

— to be a helicopter parent or not to be

A parent has a deaf child. Should the parent
become “helicopter” and follow the deaf child
around to make sure all is OK? Or to let the
deaf child fight own battles with bullying
hearing children? This was the issue a
parent raised in a newspaper story.

 

— unsatisfactory appointments

Deaf patients make appointments with medical
clinics and are given interpreters. Despite
clear communications, they go home unsatisfied
because of confusing and conflicting responses
from doctors and nurses to their medical
questions. Is this just a Deaf Medical
problem? Or it a Medical problem that
many patients, both deaf and hearing,
deal with?

 

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