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DeafDigest – 31 July 2021

DeafDigest Blue – August 1, 2021

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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 25th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/americans-signing/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpretingfund/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-nightmare-in-mainstreamed-class/

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Top stories about the deaf:

David Bryant, who is deaf, has become Guilford Technical
Community College’s first deaf graduate in diesel mechanics.
He required two interpreters at all times in order to
go through his classes and his on-field training.

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The Burnley Football Club is one of the most famous
soccer teams in British’s Premier League. This team
had a deaf player – Billy Nesbitt who starred in
the 1910’s and 1920’s. He was considered to be
the team’s best player in these seasons. As years
passed by, he pretty much was ignored by the fans.
But in the early sixties, two life long fans
bumped into him while riding the railroad. They
then realized who he was but because of communication
issues they couldn’t communicate with him. Years
later while recalling him, these fans regretted not
trying to communicate with him – via notes or via
gestures.  This was part of a British newspaper story.

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In an article the Scientific American issued a warning
that CI surgeons need to balance ethnic challenges
of connecting brains to computers. In other words,
they need to use neurotechnology in a responsible way.

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Indonesia has fired two Air Force officers
for roughing up a deaf civilian.

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Before deaf woman Shirley Pinto was elected to the
Knesset, she served as member of the Israel Defense Forces
serving with the Air Force Technical Corps.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A WASTED FUND
One city got a grant from the federal government.
It was for interpreting funds.
Yet, when the police arrested a deaf person, the police
refused to touch the interpreting fund to hire and pay
an interpreter.
Why set up an interpreting fund for nothing?

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

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Lip reading tale

A hearing fan and a deaf fan were talking about
these all-time famous homeruns in past years.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
Never forgot the homerun by Bobby Thompson in the 1951 playoff game
against Brooklyn Dodgers

The hearing fan actually said:
Bobby Thomson (rest of story remains as is)

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A NIGHTMARE AT A HIGH SCHOOL MAINSTREAMED CLASS
This is a true story. This is not a joke. A deaf
student in a public high school mainstreamed program
has no speech skills.
Yet, a high school teacher forced him to stand up
in class and to speak out (with voice and without
interpreter) in a classroom discussion!
The stupid teacher immediately realized his mistake,
and told the deaf student he was excused from speaking!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is the organization that
represents judicial reporters and broadcast and CART captioners across the
country. Members of NCRA are meeting at the Planet Hollywood Resort &
Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 29th through August 1st. The theme
for the 2021 Annual Convention and Exposition is “Together we shine
brighter!”

The largest annual gathering of court reporters, realtime captioners,
scopists, legal videographers, trial presenters, and other legal services
professionals, the convention and expo offers a wide range of continuing
education seminars and social events. This year’s keynote speaker is Debbi
Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies.

Highlights include the installation of NCRA’s 2021-2022 Board of
Directors, the 2021 Guinness Challenge, the results of the national speed
and realtime contests, the announcement of scholarship and grant
recipients, and top-notch speakers addressing the topics and issues
relevant to today’s court reporters, captioners, legal videographers,
students, and school officials.

The schedule is jam-packed with educational sessions, the latest in new
products and services showcased on the Expo Hall floor, and an array of
networking opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless
Technologies published results of weather and emergency
warnings survey that the deaf and the disabled were asked
to take part in. The conclusion was a hint that the deaf and
the disabled need to have their communications equipment
upgraded on a regular basis because of rapidly changing
technological times.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

ADA is now one year older. While ADA has improved the lives
of the deaf, there is much that needs to be accomplished
in the coming years. Examples are – high unemployment rates,
lack of captions on the Internet, deaf being cut out of the
loop each time there is a new invention, federal government’s
turtle-like speed in enforcing ADA regs, etc, etc.

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DeafDigest – 29 July 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 30, 2021

— future interpreter got her start

A 10-year old girl was asked by a teacher
to help deaf students in their own classroom.
She was hooked with the idea of using
sign language to help the deaf. That was
her start with the interpreting profession
years ago.

 

— teaching the deaf to drive a truck

A deaf person enrolled in a truck-driving
school. The instructors were concerne about
teaching the deaf student the right way.
They came up with some ideas – using
remote control lighted beacon while
driving in the yard, using cue cards
and dry erase board while on the road.
Result – the deaf student graduated and
was immediately offered a job by a
trucking company!

 

— sad public health irony

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has constantly
reminded the British government to provide interpreters
for deaf pharmacists in presss conferences, classes
and workshops. For reasons of its own, the government
won’t, even if their deaf pharmacists are the last
to know about public health announcements. Hearing
pharmacists more important than deaf pharmacists?
No way!

 

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DeafDigest – 29 July 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 29, 2021

— carnival has strict rules

A deaf man wanted to operate a booth, focusing on
the deaf, deafness and sign language. He is
fluent in sign language but the carnival people
told him he needed to pass an exam to get certified
to teach sign language. He did and he has been
allowed to operate his own booth. How many
carnival people care about this sign language
certification issues. Guess, not too many!

 

— Racial and ethnic slurs no longer OK

A newspaper columnist wrote:

Racial and ethnic slurs got thrown around in the
early 20th century. The deaf baseball player William
Hoy was nicknamed Dummy. We didn’t think about things
like that then. Now we do!

 

— a recommended restaurant in Rome

If you are visiting Rome and happen to be hungry,
do think of the OneSense by Valla. It is a
deaf-owned restaurant, operated by Valeria
Olivotti. She only serves Italian food and
her dishes depend on the season and on food
availability from nearby farms. It has been
around for three years.

 

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DeafDigest – 28 July 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 28, 2021

— gold medal winner

Meg Harris, from Australia, is hard of hearing, and
has struggled trying to catch messages from the public
announcement system. It did not stop her from winning
a gold meal with her swimming relay team at the
Olympics.

 

— Netflix’s hard of hearing pastry chef

Maya-Camille Broussard is a Chicago pastry chef;
she competed on the Netflix’s pastry competition.
She is hard of hearing, and said:

I relied on my superpowers in the sense of smell and
sense of taste to lead me in creating flavorful dishes

 

— a surprise USA announcement about the Paralympics

It was announced that American medalists in the
upcoming Paralympics will be paid the same as
American medalists in the Olympics. This means
$37,500 reward for each gold medal collected
with a sliding scale down to bronze medalists.
Two things – will it prompt our Deaflympics to
affiliate with the Paralympics? Money talks, you
know! And the second thing is that deaf-blind
swimmer Becca Meyers would have been paid if she
participated and won medals! She withdraw from
the Paralympics because the committee would not
allow her mother to be her personal assistant!

 

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DeafDigest – 27 July 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 27, 2021

— deaf stunt legend and speed racer was a good person

A deaf narrator said that Kitty O’Neil, who was deaf,
was a renegade (a person described as no good) while
speed racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats and while
performing impossible movie stunts. She also was a
diver with USA Deaflympics team in 1965. A renegade?
No way! She has always received good press in the
newspapers – so why was she described as renegade?
She passed away in 2018 at the age of 72 living out
a quiet life in South Dakota, away from the glare
of Hollywood.

 

— hearing governments looked on as ignoring the deaf community

An activist said that hearing people are the first to know
about social distancing, mask rules and lockdown rules.
And that deaf people are unaware of it until much time
have passed. And that some of these governments resist
hiring more interpreters and adding  more captions!

 

— New Jersey provides legal services to the deaf

The state Human Services announced partnership
with the Community Health Law Project to provide
legal services for the deaf. This is great. Years
ago we had a number of legal services for the
deaf across USA. Not any more; maybe just a few.
Why? Same old story – funding issues.

 

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DeafDigest – 25 July 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 26, 2021

— Deaf Art possibly locked away

A newspaper ran this headline –

Museums are keeping the world’s most famous
art locked away in storage

Some of these artwork are never showed in public

Deaf Art? Some years back there was a gallery of
deaf art hanging on the walls in Rochester, NY. 
Drawings were fascinating. This gallery closed
up; what has happened to these drawings? Also,
over the years there were tales of some great Deaf
Art being lost for good in hearing museums and
hearing galleries. These such paintings cannot
be located!

 

— information on health needs of the deaf

A doctor that works with deaf patients said that hearing
people can pick up health information from TV, the internet,
family and friends. It is different with deaf patients.

 

— Deaf Arts Festival

We have deaf arts festivals which feature deaf music,
deaf arts, deaf entertainment, and deaf culture. Put all
of them together and would it become the world’s largest Deaf
Arts Festival? This is what organizers of Festival Clin d’Oeil
is saying – and it is in France.

 

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DeafDigest – 25 July 2021

DeafDigest Gold – July 25, 2021

Gold Edition
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Overblown Good Intentions

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-deaf-child/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/different-job-for-deaf/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A story came up about the internet of the 1990’s not in USA
but in Europe. It was called the Telenet. The Europeans loved
it; the Americans hated it. The Telenet “had” everything whereas
Line 21 was just only captions. Eventually over the years fewer
people have used Telenet.

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Colorado has become the first state to require web accessibility
on government web sites.

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Canadian Hearing Services has been awarded Accreditation with
Commendation by Accreditation Canada for great services for
the deaf.

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Bravo Caffè is a coffee cafe in Taipei, Taiwan, and it is
deaf-owned. Sign language is taught hearing patrons.

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Rebecca (last name not known) delivers newspapers and said
she has no problems with face mask – because she delivers
in the early mornings when everyone is asleep!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF CHILD FROM A VERY SMALL TOWN
Many small towns have deaf children.
When a child is deaf, this becomes a problem
with the parents and with the education
people.
The choices are:

1. send the child to a residential school
2. hire a full time interpreter for him in hearing school
3. hire a full time teacher for him in hearing school
4. family to move to a big city where deaf schools
are located.

Always a difficult decision to make.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/small-town-deaf-child/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A DIFFERENT JOB FOR A DEAF MAN
A deaf man in Canada has a different type of
job.
His job is to knock on doors of homes.
When hearing people open the doors, he gives
them papers to sign and to collect fees.
This is for people’s dog tag licenses!
He had a card with them that he shows to
hearing people to explain what it is.
In USA, most people pay for dog licenses
in vet’s offices, but it is different in
Canada.

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

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DeafDigest – 24 July 2021

DeafDigest Blue – July 25, 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:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-box-hearing-box/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/doctor-specializing-in-deaf-tinnitus/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/americans-signing/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Mark Mlsna, who is deaf, was hired by Union Pacific Railroad Co in
2006. His job was to make sure freight trains run smoothly.
Because of his deafness, he lost his job and as a result,
filed a job discrimination lawsuit. The jury ruled in favor
of the deaf employee.

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Wisconsin named ten top airplane pilots. One of them
was Jean Hauser, who became the first deaf pilot
in Wisconsin, being licensed in 1965.

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The Nature magazine said that deaf scientists develop
better signs for scientific terms. This is interesting
because one deaf chemist said such signs are missing!

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A novel – The Queen’s Spy, written by Clare Marchant,
has featured a deaf pharmacist, always getting into
trouble with Queen Elizabeth I because of his lipreading
“skills.” The Queen’s spymaster was afraid the Queen
would be threatened by the deaf pharmacist.

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In a long interview with Marlee Matlin, she has
credited Henry Winkler (as known as the Fonz)
for being a great mentor to her acting career.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

TINNITUS DOCTOR AND THE DEAF
Many deaf people suffer from tinnitus. We have
some doctors that work with people that suffer from
tinnitus.
There is one doctor, who said she is the only one
in USA with a doctorate, specializing in tinnitus. Her
name is Dr. Marsha Johnson and her practice is in
Oregon.
Yet, how many deaf patients have seen her in her
15 years of practice?
Zero! Why?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/doctor-specializing-in-deaf-tinnitus/

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Lip reading tale

try lipreading either of these two similar
words – windy and Wendy

as both can be lipread the same!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

AMERICANS SIGNING FOREIGN AMERICAN LANGUAGES
This is a true story. Two deaf Americans were arguing
in sign language. The third person, himself deaf, watched
the argument but did not understand the argument.
Why? The two deaf Americans were arguing in ASL;
the third deaf person, not arguing, but watching,
only knew SEE (Signing Essential English) and could
not just understand one word!
Do  deaf in USA, have too many different
American languages in signs?
Yes.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

“What does a CART provider or captioner do when the proceedings
become contentious and everyone is talking at the same time?”
Although court reporters and CART providers use the same skills and
the same equipment and software to perform many of their job
functions, this is where there is a big difference in how they
perform their job duties.

A court reporter is supposed to make a verbatim record of the
proceedings that he or she reports. If people start speaking over one
another and it is impossible to decipher who is speaking and what
they are saying, a court reporter should stop the proceedings and ask
people to repeat what they have said.? It is the reporter’s duty to
attempt to maintain a clear record.

The CART provider or captioner, on the other hand, is present at an
event to provide communication access. Because a verbatim record is
not required, the CART provider would usually not stop the
proceedings to gain control of a contentious situation.

The captioner can use parentheticals such as (simultaneous
crosstalk), (indiscernible), or (inaudible) to indicate that one
cannot understand what is being said. The consumers of the CART
services would then be able to ask people at the event to repeat or
slow down.

Just because you see someone at an event using a steno machine, it
does not mean that he or she is making a verbatim record. The goal
may be to enable the consumers of the CART services to understand
what everyone else in the room understands.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Joy Carney, who
departed us. As a young woman she was known as Joy York and
was a faithful NAD employee, and on the side, a strong advocate
for the needs of the deaf. Over the years she has continued
her advocacy with respect to telecommunications and interpreting
needs. In recent years she lived on the Delaware’s Eastern Shore
and operated her own Deaf Tours travel business while serving
as an interpreter and also helping out with the Deaf Independent
Living Association, the Eastern Shore area’s deaf social service
agency. She had a reputation for being the best interpreter on
the Eastern Shore. As a compliment to her interpreting skills,
a deaf husband and a deaf wife, going through a divorce, agreed
on just her as the interpreter, representing both sides. It was
contrary to conventional wisdom. But with Joy, it didn’t matter
as everyone trusted her impartiality!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The National Foundation for the Deaf has succeeded in getting
the New Zealand Human Rights Commission’s challenge of the way
The Accident Compensation Corporation defines deafness. The
challenge was because the deaf group felt the definition was
discriminatory. Next step is for both groups to go into mediation
to agree on a more reasonable definition of deafness.

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DeafDigest – 23 July 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 23, 2021

— Indians, no; Bison, yes

For years the mascot of the athletic teams at Oklahoma
School for the Deaf was the Indians. No more! The
mascot is now the Bison. Discussions among the alumni,
and staff agreed on the change to the Bison. Sounds
familiar? Yes – the Bison has always been Gallaudet’s
mascot.

 

— Deaf Green; Deaf Red

A Coda is a fitness instructor, using musical boxes
to set the tone for her classes’ physical movements.
Her deaf father, watching her conduct her classes,
suggested that for deaf clients, she make an
adjustment with the colors to indicate green
as “go ahead and start exercising” and to
indicate red as stop. She immediately accepted
the suggestion as a great idea.

 

— no more walkie-talkies

On field trips, walkie-talkies is a much better
way of communicating by voice instead of the
cell phones. For a deaf scientist, working
on the field with hearing scientists, the
walkie-talkies is pretty much useless.
This deaf scientist suggested few simple
gestures. As a result, the walkie-talkies
has been used less and less by these
scientists.

 

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DeafDigest – 22 July 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 22, 2021

— deaf biomedical scientist with unusual interest

Lorne Farovitch, who is deaf, is a biomedical scientist,
with an interest in zoonosis. Not knowing what this means,
a google search says it is a disease that normally exists
in animals but that can infect humans. Why zoonosis? He
said he has always been interested in learning more about
infectious diseases to find a way to stop it.

 

— the deaf and the right to vote

Deaf people that live in Texas, Florida, and Georgia,
are worried. Will they be able to vote in future
elections? The state governments in these states are
making it harder to vote, especially more so for
the deaf voters. Will the federal government help?
Hope so!

 

— from licensed practical nurse to registered nurse

DeafDigest editor knew of a deaf woman who was a
licensed practical nurse. She always wanted to move
up to become a registered nurse. The path was not
easy for her – because of her deafness an the
discouragement by medical professionals. There was a
story yesterday of Angela Knight, a deaf licensed
practical nurse who worked in that field for many
years. At the age of 50, she took a big step to take
college classes to become a registered nurse – and had
to overcome too many challenges. She is making it
sometime soon.

 

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— comment about deaf juror by an interpreter

An interpreter said that accommodating a
deaf juror, both in the court room and
in the jury room would require many
interpreters. That many? DeafDigest is
not sure if many interpreters is
required; a few interpreters? Yes,
but that many?

 

— award winner in Science

Christabel Webber, who is deaf, won a
female STEM award for her work with
agricultural research on how to make
better farming lands in order to
improve soil and higher crop yields.

 

— a year of complaints

It was announced that Twitter will
add captions to its voice tweets.
Seems Twitter was not doing it
out of goodness of its heart but
after a year of ignoring complaints
from the deaf, this social media
“gave up” and agreed to captions!

 

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— interpreting for an event that no hearing people attend

An activist said that deaf people do not need interpreting
for events that hearing people don’t even show up. Normally
interpreters are used to interpreting at poorly-attended
events, and so this activist is wrong!

 

— city of over 150,000 people honors the deaf

Rockford, Illinois is honoring its deaf residents
by setting up a mural to bring attention to the
deaf community. It seems to be the first city
(or town) in USA with such a deaf-oriented
mural.

 

— deaf and blind schools merger research is expensive

Indiana wants to merge their deaf and blind schools.
To do that research would cost tax payers $13 million
dollars. Cost of research would go up and up and up,
and maybe $13 million is a low figure at the beginning
to make everyone happy.

 

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— a tri-lingual deaf association

Switzerland is a tri-lingual nation and it has
reflected in the make-up of its national
association of the deaf. One group speaks
German; another group speaks French and
a smaller one – Italian. Do these people
really communicate with each other? This
association was formed in 1946 and is still
very much in business!

 

— a way to cut down on airport noise

Past Toledo, OH mayor Carty Finkbeiner
is running for mayor again. He previously
served twice – 1994-2002 and 2006-2010.
He was always making controversial comments –
one such comment was suggesting that deaf
people move to houses near the airport
as noise from airplanes “wouldn’t” bother
them!

 

— ASL learner gave up

On a tweet, the ASL learner thought baseball
signs were part of ASL. When he realized it
wasn’t, he gave up on learning ASL!

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

According to a chemistry professor, who is deaf, there
are often no ASL signs for chemical words. As a result,
instead of creating a new sign and possibly leading
to confusion among the deaf in the chemistry field,
these words are spelled out. Yes, it is time consuming.

………..

Texas Deaf Chamber of Commerce has been established
and it is said be the first one that is statewide.
The mission of hearing local Chambers of Commerce is
to advocate and promote the needs of local
businesses. Will this statewide Deaf Chamber
of Commerce promote the needs of one-man deaf
business operations such as yard work,
home improvements, home painting, body work,
auto repairs, etc? DeafDigest is curious about
that mission as Texas is quite that big a state.

……….

According to The Catholic Leader, there are nearly
25 priests that are deaf.

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The FCC will soon make a decision on compensation for
Video Relay Service (VRS) providers. There is fear
that reduced compensation will force relay providers
to either scale down their operations or to completely
shut down.

………………

A newspaper story said that Marlee Matlin is
fighting for Deaf Stories in Hollywood movies.
She is correct – Deaf Stories (and Deaf Tales)
not filmed by deaf directors, deaf producers
and deaf actors may get lost forever!

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WORTH IT TO WIN MILLION-DOLLAR LOTTERY

Is it worth it for a deaf person to
win a million-dollar lottery?

A deaf person won the lottery, not
once but twice.

He had to quit his job because
hearing employees were jealous and
gave him hard time.

He also lost many friends in the
Deaf Community – same reason jealousy
among deaf ex-friends.

Worth it?

Good question.

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DEAF PRISONERS IN ENGLAND
Sad to say, we have many deaf prisoners in USA.
There are also many deaf prisoners in England.
Which nation gives better attention to deaf
prisoners – USA or England?
Hard to say, but in England there is a
“Deaf Prison Project”. It is an organization
that tries to help the deaf prisoners in England.
In USA, some states try to help deaf prisoners;
other states ignore deaf prisoners.
Deaf prisoners need interpreters, captions,
better opportunities to win parole, etc.
Are services in England better than in USA?

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WORTH IT TO WIN MILLION-DOLLAR LOTTERY
Is it worth it for a deaf person to
win a million-dollar lottery?
A deaf person won the lottery, not
once but twice.
He had to quit his job because
hearing employees were jealous and
gave him hard time.
He also lost many friends in the
Deaf Community – same reason jealousy
among deaf ex-friends.
Worth it? Good question.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Deaf people in California, seeking assistance
with housing, are forced to deal with automated
phone services. This is the accusation advocates
are telling the state Department of Fair Employment
and Housing. As a result, investigation is going on.

……..

The Jamaica Association for the Deaf has been training
young people to search for recycled products (in
dumps and junk yards) to convert discarded products
for cash for themselves.

……..

In New Mexico, there are complaints that employers
do not provide deaf employees with accommodations
required for remote work.

………..

An observer said that an airport official in New England
said:

nothing was available to help deaf passengers

ADA? Good guestion!

……….

a posting on a Science web site said that
lip reading machines are not always that
effective – for one reason, having no brains
and cannot “understand” the meaning of
speaker’s words.

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A RESTAURANT FINALLY TURNS ON CAPTIONS
A restaurant in Washington, DC finally turned on
TV captions after struggling for almost two months!
The restaurant threw out old TV and bought a new
TV. The owner threw out the manual without thinking
about it.
The new TV had no captions, and there was no manual.
The restaurant manager struggled with captions on and
off for two months until he finally turned it on.
He said the captions option on the screen was locked
when he received the new TV, and he could not find a way
to unlock the option.
One day, by luck, he pressed on a screen option and
suddenly the captions went on.
He said he does not remember how he got captions to
work – it was blind luck!

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Lip reading tale

Big question –

eight or hate?

What did the hearing person say?

Must lipread rest of his comment to figure out
if he said eight or hate!

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A BOX MAKES PEACE BETWEEN DEAF AND HEARING EMPLOYEES
A deaf man and a hearing man did not get along in
a workplace office. They were always arguing over many
things.
The hearing man was rude. He would confront the deaf
man, pointing to the mistake deaf man made with paperwork.
And the hearing man would not listen when the deaf man
tried to explain that it was not an error.
Then there was peace. How? The boss set up two boxes
on top of a table in the office. One box was for the
deaf employee. The other box was for the hearing employee.
If they wish to communicate or to pass papers with
each other, they put these in the box.
No more face to face. Just box to box. Peace!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we continue to look at the final consonants written by the right hand
of stenocaptioners, we see the keys that are depressed by the pinkie
finger are the final T, S, D, and Z.

The T is above the S, and the D is above the Z.

As we look at blended sounds at the end of words, we see that the
captioner could sometimes mistake the “-rt” and “-rd” endings with a slip
of the pinkie finger.

Some examples of this would be:
The attorney was supposed to appear in cord.
He was driving a new fort.
She thought he was being rude and curd.

These should be read as:
The attorney was supposed to appear in court.
He was driving a new Ford.
She thought he was being rude and curt.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Mark Grisanti, a senator with the New York State
legislation, has been credited by a Buffalo, NY
newspaper for saving the schools for the deaf in
the state – by getting the 4201 Special Schools
funding restored – that the governor wanted to
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A way of life in Pamplona, Spain is the annual San Ferm?
festival, or better known as the Running of the Bulls.
While it is a dangerous activity, risk-taking individuals
go for this challenge. One of these daring individuals is
Sergio Colas. He is deaf and he has been dodging the
bulls for over ten years. Because he cannot hear, he has
to look over his shoulders while running away from the
bulls. Others, not deaf, listen for the hoof beats.
He has faced dangers in the past but has survived.
When not busy running away from the bulls, he works at the
local Volkswagen dealership.

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DeafDigest – 16 July 2021

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— Twitter is adding captions to voice tweets

Finally, but auto-captions will lead to auto-errors!
And a newspaper story also said it is a minor
upgrade.

Minor? No way!

 

— under jail officers’ noses

Jail officials not knowing what they have
right under their noses? This refers to
possession of assistive devices and knowledge
of services to ensure compliance with ADA. Yet,
when a deaf person was arrested the jail officials
refused to provide them with devices or with
interpreters! This was the basis of a lawsuit
in Washington state.

 

— ASL police in a small city

Corporal Glenn Jenkins, not a Coda, serves as
Columbus (Mississippi) Police department
interpreter. How often is he used to communicate
with the deaf? He said at least three times
a month. Columbus is not a big city, only has
a population of 24,000.

 

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— Corpus Christi messes up a deaf filmmaker

A Corpus Christi filming contest has allowed
local (hearing and deaf) filmmakers to film
scenes on city property. Local filmmaker Angel
Cantu, who is deaf, completed his original
filming, only to be told what he has done
was illegal because of some law that no
one knew about. The city told all filmmakers
to film elsewhere, on private, not city
property. Cantu had to film scenes all over
again, racing against a contest dead line!
He found a public park in a city next to
Corpus Christi. The city officials welcomed
him while Corpus Christi officials wouldn’t.

 

— long list of boxes to tick off

Disability Equality Index has a very long
list of boxes to tick off for big
corporations wanting to show the public
they are disabiity-friendly. One of the
tick off boxes is this:

services for Deaf and hard of hearing employees

Many corporations are successful with it
where as other corporations have failed!

 

— Hospitals’ Deaf Centers

How many hospitals have their own Deaf Centers?
DeafDigest knows of two such hospitals – University
of Michigan Hospital and Sinai Chicago Hospitals.
Any others that DeafDigest does not know about?

 

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— hatred of hearing workshops

Many deaf professionals attend workshops
just to keep up with the changes in
their professions. Much of what they
learned in college has been pretty
much obsolete, hence these frequent
workshops (many on weekends). A
deaf professional said:

most sign language interpreters do not
know signs for words used by people
in his profession.

 

— deaf basketball on TV

according to a newspaper story, Nike and FIBA
have agreed to 11-year deal to add 8 sports to
TV networks. One of the 8 sports is basketball,
and it has included International Committee of
Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) competition as one
of these various basketball federations. TV
people are fickle, and while they say deaf
basketball could be televised, will it be?
As always, stay tuned!

 

— a state governor’s connection to the deaf

Kristi Noem, not deaf, serves as the governor
of South Dakota. She a Coda? No, but it was
just discovered by an archivist with the
South Dakota State Historical Society
that one of her family members is deaf.
Not the same as previous governor Dennis
Daugaard, pretty much known as a Coda.

 

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— becoming an active duty member of the U.S. Army

Could a deaf person join the Army as an active
duty member? Paige Hall, who is deaf, thinks so.
She is taking pharmacy classes at Southern Illinois
University Edwardsville while serving as a
ROTC cadet. She hopes to combine both careers
after she graduates. DeafDigest knows of few
deaf people that served in the military
and also of few other deaf people that couldn’t
serve in the military.

 

— Deaf Ninja Warrior semi finalist

Kyle Schulze, a Gallaudet student, is a Deaf Ninja Warrior
that has participated in past TV Ninja Warrior contests.
He had hoped to move up the ranks. While he ran out of time
before he had to complete these obstacles, he was
fortunate that he made it to the 30th place, reaching
the semi finals.

 

— World Health Organization may question gene editing

The World Health Organization (WHO) is raising questions
about gene editing being done for the public good
and that it does not get out of control. Flags were
raised in 2019 when Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov
wanted to help deaf parents bear hearing babies through
gene editiong. Is WHO saying yes or saying no on gene
editing? Not saying no or yes – so just stay tuned.

 

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DeafDigest – 12 July 2021

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— Apple’s map showing Deaf-Friendly Businesses

Apple is featuring a list of Deaf-Friendly Businesses
on its app (or rather map). Great news? Not really!
Many listed deaf friendly businesses can quickly
go unfriendly. ASL-fluent employees could quit
their jobs. Wall finger-point-to menus could be
taken down. A friendly boss is fired and replaced
by an unfriendly boss. Nothing is always the same
with the business sites. What to do? Go inside
the business and see if it looks deaf friendly
or deaf unfriendly. Just walk out if it looks
unfriendly.

 

— weirdest deaf warning street sign

Some street signs are weird. One such weird
sign was found in the Netherlands.

It said:

Warning – deaf pet cat

 

— 15 years in prison for scamming the deaf

Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson, not deaf, is a Swede that
was arrested in Thailand and extradited to USA.
He scammed many deaf people by promising them
high interest rates for as low as a $100.00
investment. He has been sentenced to 15 years
in prison and ordered to pay back the victims
$16,263,820.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

A newspaper story was titled:
Sign-language gloves might not be as helpful as we think

The writer argued that the latest announcement of a
sign language glove is just another newly-invented
mouse trap. The first claim of a sign language glove
was made – way back in 1988!

………..

A different newspaper story was titled:

As a deaf person, I wish for the end of the  mandatory face coverings

No need to explain why deaf people want these masks taken off.

……….

Williamsport, PA has been accused of not making their City
Hall compliant with ADA rules. What is fishy was that they
hired a ADA consultant who basically knew nothing about
these ADA rules!

…………….

Being called racist by a task force is the
United States National Archives and Records Administration.
Reason is that such words as deaf and dumb is being
found in these archival documents!

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DC council passed a bill last year to establish
the Office of the Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing.
Great! But what is not so great is the budget for
that group has not been established by the council.
Foot-dragging? Yes.

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DEAF COLLEGE OR HEARING COLLEGE
We have deaf students that attend Gallaudet,
RIT and CSUN. We also have deaf students that attend
hearing colleges everywhere.
At Gallaudet, classes are taught in ASL. At RIT and
CSUN, interpreters are available.
At hearing colleges, it is always a struggle. One
deaf graduate of a hearing college said it was always
a hassle.
Worth it to attend Gallaudet, RIT and CSUN or to
attend hearing college?

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FIVE MOVIE OSCAR WINNERS
Every year the best actors and actresses win
Oscars for their best acting roles in movies.
We all know about Marlee Matlin, our famous
deaf actress who won an Oscar while she was
a young woman.
She is the only disabled (deaf) actress
to win an Oscar for playing a disabled
(deaf) role in a movie.
The other four Oscar winners played
disabled roles in their movies. They were
not disabled but played disabled roles.
Discrimination against disabled and
deaf actors and actresses in Hollywood?
Of course!

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Top stories about the deaf:

VIEW, a video stream shown in Northern Ireland, has profiled
the lives of a group of deaf residents.

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Gallaudet was mentioned as a part of DC government
press release regarding Department of Insurance, Securities
and Banking that gives opportunities for young students
and graduates to work in the insurance field.

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A 55-unit affordable residential building is being
built in Glen Cove, N.Y.. Three of these units
is being reserved for low income deaf people.
Why just three units? Disappointing.

………..

A movie critic said:

Deafness has become a hot subject in movie-making

DeafDigest hopes this will continue as long as
fake-deaf actors are not cast into deaf roles
and as long as it is not a fad!

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The Australian police has been hassling
the staff of Rashays restaurant chain
over mask issues. Deaf people are upset
about it – because this chain has a
reputation for being deaf-friendly!

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A BANK ROBBER AND A DEAF TELLER
This is a true story. A hearing bank robber went
to the teller window and whispered in her ear:

Give me all your money

The teller told him she is deaf and cannot hear
and asked him to write it down on piece of paper

The shocked bank robber ran away from the bank!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person and a deaf person loved watching
old time cowboy movies.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
My favorite cowboy was the Long Ranger

The hearing person actually said:
My favorite cowboy was the Lone Ranger

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A MISUNDERSTOOD SIGN AT GALLAUDET
A Gallaudet student came from New York,
where everyone signed Fanwood (New York
School for the Deaf) with a residential
school sign.
The student was puzzled when other
students from different states used
the same residential school sign and
thought they all came from Fanwood.
He realized it was just a residential
school sign, no matter where they
came from.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We started looking at blended sounds at the end of words. We have seen
that stenocaptioners use the right middle finger to depress the final P
and B keys.

When those two keys are depressed simultaneously, we get the N sound. You
can blend these sounds with a final T, which is written with the pinkie
finger of the right hand.

A slip of the right middle finger could cause a captioner to make a
mistake with the “-pt” or “-bt” or “-nt” sounds at the ends of words.

Some examples of this would be:
He leapt his brother the money without expecting repayment.
She wept shopping for school supplies.
The result of the fender bender was just a small debit in their car.

These should be read as:
He lent his brother the money without expecting repayment.
She went shopping for school supplies.
The result of the fender bender was just a small dent in their car.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Larry Newman,
Riverside, CA, who departed us. A legendary teacher
at California School for the Deaf for so many
years, he was the Teacher of the Year in the
state of California. And he was also a leader
with several national deaf organizations, including
the NAD. And with the NAD, he served as the president,
successfully steering this organization through one of
its most troubled financial moments. He also was an
accomplished writer and author, with so many articles
to his credit.

Why was he so beloved by everyone, everywhere?
Said an acquaintance:

He was very patient and kept things on an even keel
when things got bad

Thank you very much for serving us so admirably
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Why do government programs to help the deaf and the
disabled fail in Nigeria? The reason is that these
government leaders establish programs – without
asking the deaf and the disabled or advice and
input. An example is establishing a training class
for the deaf – but without hiring interpreters,
and so on!

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DeafDigest – 10 July 2021

A MISUNDERSTOOD SIGN AT GALLAUDET
A Gallaudet student came from New York,
where everyone signed Fanwood (New York
School for the Deaf) with a residential
school sign.
The student was puzzled when other
students from different states used
the same residential school sign and
thought they all came from Fanwood.
He realized it was just a residential
school sign, no matter where they
came from.

DeafDigest – 09 July 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 09, 2021

— name cancelled or not cancelled

A tweet was interesting – about Dummy Hoy. It said
that after he passed away in 1961 at the age of
99, his name was “changed” to Billy and then
later on, to William. His wikipedia page says:

William “Dummy” Hoy

Is it half-cancelled? Hoy said for years that
being named Dummy did not bother him, but it was
a different era, so different from nowadays.

 

— these sophisticated Neanderthals

Neanderthals, these early men, lived in Europe and
Asia until they were wiped out about 40,000
years ago. Were they intelligent? Assumetech,
a web publication many of us never heard of,
said they were much sophisticated than what
we thought they were. Anyway, it said a
deaf Neanderthal with an injured leg and a
missing arm probably survived the age of forty
thanks to treatment of his community. A fact
or an assumption? We really don’t know due to
lack of written records.

 

— tempting these Coda police officers

Nebraska State Patrol has announced increase in
salary for police officers that are bilingual.
ASL is one of these bilingual languages offered
by the state patrol. Hope we do have some
Coda officers in the state that are tempted
by the offer!

 

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— a role-playing game

Sign is a role-playing game, evolved from
efforts to teach sign language in Nicaragua
years ago. This game is being played at the
Dover Public Library in New Hampshire.
It is designed for people that know nothing
about sign language but want to learn it.

 

— taking advantage of deaf inmate

A deaf inmate and hearing inmate shared the
same holding cell in a jail in North Carolina.
The detention officer, not following procedure,
shouted the name of the deaf inmate that was to
be released. The hearing inmate quickly took
advantage and claimed his faked identity and
was released. The deaf inmate was left behind
in the jail. When the detention officials
realized the goof, he was quickly caught.
In due time, same day, the deaf inmate was
released.

 

— some health officials don’t carefully read

A deaf woman, wanting an appointment with a medical
health center, put down on her form – please send me
appointment notification by text. Repeatedly over
through several months, she was notified by voice
and not by text. She has now taken this issue
with a local newspaper help service and follow
up is being done.

 

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— mumbling speech vs hard of hearing lipreader

Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, speaks
in a mumbling manner, making it impossible for
deaf lipreaders to read his lips. All the more
reason for BSL interpreters and also for TV
captions/subtitles!

 

— interesting birthday request

A deaf person made a request on his birthday.
He wanted his viewers to turn on captions
on the video he was doing for his audience!
While he uses sign language, he had a voice-
over person do the voicing on his signs.

 

— a big deaf conference has been cancelled

The 2021 Deaf Seniors of America conference, scheduled
to take place in Pittsburgh, has been cancelled.
Next one up is the 2023 Conference to take place
at Hollywood. Why was the Pittsburgh conference
cancelled? Don’t know – the wording was just this – cancelled.

 

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— deaf boy character delivers a joke

One of the most remembered scenes in the Grey’s Anatomy
TV series took place between a fake-deaf boy and
the Mark Sloan doctor character. The deaf boy
approached Mark, saying “Dad?” The confused doctor
realized it was a prank from another doctor, urging
the fake-deaf boy to be part of it!

 

— State general assembly provides no terps

Georgia is being accused of discriminating
against the deaf. The town hall meetings
hosted by the General Assembly across the
state are being conducted without interpreters!
Why?

 

— deaf actor pay vs hearing actor pay

Do deaf actors get paid the same money as
hearing actors? No, according to a survey.
It said that hearing actors out-earn
deaf actors by 45 percent. Not fair!

 

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— Gallaudet and NCAA’s NIL

Those that follow college sports know what NIL (name,
image and likeness) is all about. It means college
athletes (almost all on NCAA-I level) can get money
from endorsement deals. Gallaudet plays on the
NCAA-III level. Could Gallaudet athletes get these
NIL deals? In theory, yes, but keep in mind we have
a number of deaf-run businesses and deaf-run
corporations. Could they endorse (and pay)
Gallaudet athletes? Yes! Will this happen? Do
not know!

 

— non-ASL group not satisfied by lawsuit agreement

An agreement was made among the Sheriff’s Office,
Public Defender’s Office and the Superior Court
to settle the lack of communications lawsuit.
Not satisfied was a local group of non-ASL
deaf, saying the lawsuit does not accommodate
their communication needs!

 

— firing a newly-hired deaf employee

A qualified deaf person was hired for a job
in finances. The person who hired the deaf
person had to be away from his job for
several days, but instructed his assistant
to train and mentor the new deaf employee.
The assistant did not want to work with
the deaf and deliberately messed up the
work assignment to make the new employee
look bad, getting fired. The top boss came
back to office and found out that the deaf
employee was fired. He knew the work
assignment mess was deliberate. As a
result he immediately fired the assistant
and told the fired-deaf employee to come back!

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

There is talk, true not true, whatever that
deaf Bachelor contestant Abigail Heringer
may appear on the upcoming TV program –
‘Bachelor In Paradise’

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Scary without repeating! This is what the
movie critics are saying about the
‘A Quiet Place’ sequel, which features
a deaf actress. This is great as no one
wants a repeat scene that we already
know about!

……….

There was a complaint about a teacher of
the deaf, not really knowing sign language,
trying to sign for the word “bacteria” by
using the sign for spider!

…………….

Lipreading is not just reading lips. According
to a professional lipreader, it requires
reading of the mouth, teeth, jaw, head,
neck and so on. Art of lipreading? Possibly
so!

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A new book for deaf children is coming out on
the market, titled “My Name is Maya.”

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HISTORIANS LOVE THIS DEAF PERSON

Martin Parry, who is deaf, lives in Swindon,
United Kingdom.

It is a city of 200,000 people about 80 miles
from London.

He has been saving old movies of the past days
of Swindon, from 1930 through 1960.

Hearing viewers are fascinated by watching the
different way of life (cars, clothes, stores,
street traffic, and famous landmarks that have
disappeared).

He spends a lot of time with this hobby.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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A DEAF FRUSTRATION IN RESTAURANT
What is a big Deaf Frustration in a restaurant?

You agree to meet a deaf friend at a restaurant. You
arrive first before him, and you tell the waiter that
you are waiting for your friend.

The waiter does not understand you and gives you
a hard time. Even if you point to your watch and
tell him “5 minutes” the waiter still does not
understand you!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Top stories about the deaf:

Virginia Davis, who is deaf and is a photographer,
said:

I seem to ‘see’ photographs all the time. Maybe because
I am deaf and I pick up more of what I see.

……..

Deaf education in the days just after the Civil War?
The schools for the deaf taught in the oral method
whereas the black schools for the deaf taught
via sign language. This fact was gleaned from
“The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL.”

……..

A deaf student filed a disability bias lawsuit.
His mistake was to bypass the federal education
law administration, instead going directly
to his home educational district. For that
reason, the Sixth Circuit ruled against him!
Complicated and confusing? Yes, and that
was why the voting by the Sixth Circuit
judges was not unanimous.

………..

There is an upcoming program on British TV
that will feature the fight by the deaf and
the disabled for their civil rights. It
said that significant steps forward have
been made. Keep in mind there is no ADA
in Great Britain.

……….

Windows 11 will be offering an easier way to caption
the screen.

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DEAF-FRIENDLY OR DEAF-UNFRIENDLY
You go to a bank to discuss a banking
transaction. The desk woman is very
deaf-friendly – but she writes back and
forth so many notes. It takes all
morning and you are still confused as to
what she is trying to tell you.
You go to another bank, and the different
desk woman is deaf-unfriendly – but she
uses few simple gestures – and you fully
understand everything! And it only takes
few minutes.
Which is best – deaf-friendly or
deaf-unfriendly?

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Lip reading tale

A hearing friend was telling a deaf friend
about a former major leaguer who was a
success in the real estate and financial
planning fields.

The deaf friend thought the hearing friend said:

Bob Turkey had a great career in business after
he retired from baseball

The hearing friend actually said:

Bob Turley (rest of the comment remains the
same as is)

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SOME BANKS ARE AFRAID OF THE DEAF
This is a true story; a deaf person went to a bank
and gave the teller a note.
The teller got scared and pressed the “bank robbery”
button to alert the police.
The police came to the bank, looking for the bank
robber. The teller pointed to the deaf person.
It was realized that the deaf person was not a
bank robber but wanted to ask the teller a question
about a banking matter.
Many bank robbers pass notes to the tellers
demanding money. Not that deaf person!

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

When we were looking at the initial consonants that stenocaptioners
depress with their left hands, we saw that sometimes a blended sound was
used at the beginning of words.

As we now are looking at final consonants, there are words where the
consonant sounds are blended at the ends of words.

We have seen that the final F and the R are both depressed with the right
index finger. Therefore, a slip of the index finger could cause us to have
the sound “-rt” instead of “-ft” and vice versa.

Some examples of this would be:
The apple tasted a little too Taft.
The daft hit the center of the bull’s eye.
The kitty was very sort and cuddly.

These should be read as:
The apple tasted a little too tart.
The dart hit the center of the bull’s eye.
The kitty was very soft and cuddly.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Captioned radio making a comeback? The original captioned
radio was broadcast in the Philadelphia Deaf Community
during the seventies, on a federal government grant.
The technology was old – these clunky TTY machines.
And now this – the National Public Radio just gave a
demonstration of its captioned radio product, for the
benefit of the deaf-blind at the American Association
of the Deaf-Blind National Symposium in Ft. Mitchell, KY.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The “CC The Huntress” program viewed over the Internet
won the GTN Paranormal Emmy Award as the Show of the Year.
What about it? Well, a Gallaudet paranormal team was
part of the program!

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DeafDigest – 03 July 2021

DEAF-FRIENDLY OR DEAF-UNFRIENDLY
You go to a bank to discuss a banking
transaction. The desk woman is very
deaf-friendly – but she writes back and
forth so many notes. It takes all
morning and you are still confused as to
what she is trying to tell you.
You go to another bank, and the different
desk woman is deaf-unfriendly – but she
uses few simple gestures – and you fully
understand everything! And it only takes
few minutes.
Which is best – deaf-friendly or
deaf-unfriendly?

DeafDigest – 02 July 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 02, 2021

— communication between deaf client and financial advisor

Deaf people, like everyone else, need help with their
financial planning. In a newspaper interview, a hearing
financial advisor said communication is important and
that whatever works for the deaf client is fine.
This means ASL-signing deaf advisor or ASL-fluent
Good communications will lead to comfort and trust.

 

— big honor for a top immunologist

Dr. Hergen Spetses is an immunologist, treating
human immune system problems. He has been just
honored as a Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion
by the government of the Netherlands. He is
deaf; doesn’t use sign language at all. A
comment about him in an announcement is
this – his achievements are still of great
interest to science and to the treatment of
critically ill patients.

 

— to punish or not to punish a deaf man with too many ADA lawsuits

The 11th Circuit is now thinking about punishing or not
punishing a deaf man for filing too many ADA lawsuits.
His attorney defended the deaf man, saying he is a
hero to the deaf and the disabled. The lower courts
is saying that the deaf man was not really that
serious about his many ADA lawsuits. Which is which?
Just stay tuned.

 

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DeafDigest – 01 July 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – July 01, 2021

— differently abled persons or persons with disabilities

The deaf described as differently abled person or as
person with disabilities? In Sri Lanka, advocates are
pushing the public towards the persons with disabilities.

 

— big reason for these name signs

Many deaf people have name signs, just as many
other deaf people don’t. According to a sign
language instructor the reason for name signs
is to save time on fingerspelling while
mentioning that deaf person in a conversation.

 

— one of first wave surfers in Texas

Texas is not known for wave surfing but there
are waves on the Gulf Coast. Duly noted as
one of the first surfers was Leroy Colombo,
a deaf lifeguard more famous for rescuing
over 900 swimmers from drowning. He is
honored by his spot at the Texas Surf
Museum.

 

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