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DeafDigest – 31 August 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 31, 2021

— deaf of hearing

When we hear this phrase – deaf of hearing,
it means deaf born to hearing parents. But
there is a twist – a deaf person, implanted
with a CI now call himself deaf of hearing!
Bottom line – can he pick up voice calls on
his iPhone? If not, then he is deaf despite
his CI!

 

— cannot add deafness to a discrimination lawsuit

A deaf person, deaf all his life, filed a job discrimination
lawsuit (about something on the job). He tried to amend his
lawsuit to include his lifelong deafness. The Iowa 
Supreme Court said no, but admitted the law itself
is vague, murky and confusing.

 

— funny or not funny

There is a mysterious siren that is coming out
from somewhere, but no one could locate it (to
turn it off). Some have suspected it is coming
from a school for the deaf! No, the deaf school
did not send out that siren, by the way. It
is happening in Great Britain.

 

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

08/29/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 30 August 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 30, 2021

— bad hearing assumptions

there are always some hearing people that think deaf people
are mentally disabled and also have a learning disability.
Why? We do have deaf people that have won Nobel prizes!

 

— copycat movie

Is CODA a copycat movie? There was a movie about the
Belier Family. It was filmed in 2014 in France!
Both movies, however, were great.

 

— secret sign language

Is there such a thing as a secret sign language?
It is understood that Freemasonry (a secret fraternal
society) has a set of secret sign language that members
use to communicate with each other.

 

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

08/29/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 29 August 2021

DeafDigest Gold – August 29, 2021

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-accounting-codes/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-strangers-with-other-deaf-strangers/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-feel-cold-air/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/jobdecision/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Lou Ferrigno is making a guest appearance at the
Planet Comicon Kansas City event.

…………..

do interpreters have problems with rap songs?

This was the issue in a newspaper story

……….

Emmanuel Ndayisaba, the Rwanda Executive Secretary of
National Council for Persons with Disabilities made
an interesting comment, is that he is waiting on the
completion of national dictionary of sign language
before he could hire more interpreters. Is he saying
interpreters depend on the dictionary to train
themselves in sign language?

………………

A gamer said that while more games have captions, the
quality is so bad that they are very angry about it!

……………….

Colorado only has one interpreting agency provider; it
was pointed out in an agency board meeting.

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DEAF FEEL COLD AIR DIFFERENTLY FROM HEARING
Do deaf people feel cold air differently
from hearing?
Seems deaf people have to feel the cold
air while hearing people “hear” the cold
air?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-feel-cold-air/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

LOOKING FOR A JOB – IMPORTANT DECISION
Deaf people that look for jobs have to make an
important decision. What is the important decision?

– to tell the employer that you are deaf
– don’t tell the employer that you are deaf

If you tell the employer that you are deaf,
the employer may either find an interpreter
for you or to use notebook and pen to communicate.
Or the employer may decide not to invite you
for the interview. This is the big risk.

Which is the best decision? You decide !

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

note:
this is an old posting. ADA rules have
changed. If you are deaf and are rejected
for an interview, the employer risks ADA
lawsuits!

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DeafDigest – 28 August 2021

DeafDigest Blue – August 29, 2021

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-this-boss/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oral-deaf-asl-deaf-communications/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-ci-deaf-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ada-hurts/

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Top stories about the deaf:

a 4-year old deaf child was dropped off at the wrong
school by a confused bus driver. Plus on another day
her bus did not show up. The angry family has made it
a local issue with a TV station.

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NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said she is pushing for
$90 million in funding NTID. DeafDigest editor says
both schools – Gallaudet and NTID are equals and so
if NTID gets that much funding, then the same should
go for Gallaudet.

……..

The attitude among hearing people in Nigeria, according
to an activist is that the deaf people are less important
them.

This is a sad attitude.

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An irony in Washington, DC, which is very strong on
ADA-compliance is that there is a backlog (255 tenants)
waiting for repairs to their public housing apartment
units. The irony is that few of these residents file
ADA claims, and so, they are on the low priority
repair list. This means a longer wait for ADA-related
repairs.

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At the Texas Association of the Deaf conference,
Norma Castillo was elected as new president.

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SICK AND TIRED OF THIS CI QUESTION
A hearing stranger talks to a deaf person.

The deaf person tells the stranger he is deaf.

The stranger immediately asks the deaf person
if he has a CI.

The deaf person says no. The hearing stranger
scolds the deaf person for not having a CI.

This hearing person has the big nerve to
ask this question!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-ci-deaf-person/

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Lip reading tale

Is the hearing person saying Treat or Trent?

This has led to deaf person’s lipreading confusion

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

MUST HEAR TO BAKE A CAKE?
Do bakers have to hear to bake a good cake?
DeafDigest does not think so; we have many
deaf people that work as bakers.
But one cake recipe said that the baker must
hear to know that the sizzling quieted down
and that the cake is ready to be served!
This recipe is a mystery.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we continue looking at how stenocaptioners write final consonant
sounds, we see that a stenocaptioner uses the right index finger to
depress the final F key and the right middle finger to depress the final P
key.

Although it is not taught in all steno theories, most stenocaptioners
depress the final F and P keys together to form the final “-ch” sound.

If a captioner were to accidentally drag the P key, errors can occur that
would change the “-f” sound to the “-ch” sound.

Some examples of this would be:
He walks a mile and a hatch every day.
After exercising, her knee sometimes becomes a little stitch.
Without tenderizer, the meat was very touch.

These should be read as:
He walks a mile and a half every day.
After exercising, her knee sometimes becomes a little stiff.
Without tenderizer, the meat was very tough.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Lidell Simpson, of United Kingdom, is deaf but is not
deaf! What is this all about? He has synesthesia, a
strange condition where five senses (touch, taste,
sound, sight, and smell) get all mixed up. When he
sees something, it translates into sound in his head.
He grew up, not understanding what was wrong with him,
until ten years ago. He has since then become an
authority on this rare condition and has been a
spokesperson at medical conferences.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Christine VonMering-Fromer, who is deaf, has been
dismissed from the nursing program at the
North Shore Community College (Danvers, MA). She
is accusing the college of discriminating against
her deafness. The college is denying that
discrimination exists. Well, we do have a
national organization – Association of Medical
Professionals with Hearing Losses ( http://amphl.org/ )

And there are also a number of nurses at schools
for the deaf that are deaf. DeafDigest is not
sure if the deaf woman or the college administration
is aware of AMPHL.

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DeafDigest – 28 August 2021

SICK AND TIRED OF THIS CI QUESTION
A hearing stranger talks to a deaf person.
The deaf person tells the stranger he is deaf.
The stranger immediately asks the deaf person
if he has a CI.
The deaf person says no. The hearing stranger
scolds the deaf person for not having a CI.
This hearing person has the big nerve to
ask this question!

DeafDigest – 27 August 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 27, 2021

— trusting the deaf

The biggest compliment a store owner can give
to a deaf employee is when that owner is away
from the store for some reason. And that a
hearing customer walks in and the deaf employee
takes care of business!

 

— court room logistics nightmare

A deaf person is accused of serious crime.
And there have been many witnesses to that
crime – meaning interpreters and CDI’s
lined up three weeks in advance. Could
lead to logistical nightmare and the
court officials are aware of it.

 

— deaf traveler said she was treated as criminal

A deaf traveler, flying home from a long trip,
said the airport personnel treated her as a
criminal. They did not know how to deal with
her deafness and routine requests for refreshments
became a big communication hassle. They just stared
blankly at her during her repeated requests.

 

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

08/22/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 26 August 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 26, 2021

— Mr. Goodbar candy named by accident

Hershey named Mr. Goodbar candy by accident.
Milton S. Hershey was late deafened and he thought
an associate said “Mister Goodbar.” The associate
actually said something else that Hershey misunderstood,
thinking it was a good name for a new candy bar.
The name stood and Mr. Goodbar continues as a
popular candy! Fact or fiction?

 

— it is so fast

someone said on twitter:
deaf people do sign language so fast it’s amazing

no one actually says:
hearing people do speak so fast it’s amazing

 

— the Justice of the Pies

The Justice of the Pies, a pie-making company in
Chicago, is owned by Maya-Camille Broussard. She
said she is a member of the local deaf and hard
of hearing community, and therefore her taste buds
and sense of smell is higher. Is she really deaf?
There may be some hearing people that say they
belong to the deaf community, but without saying
they are deaf!

 

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

08/22/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 25 August 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 25, 2021

— Culture wars dividing USA

A newspaper ran this headline:

Culture wars are dividing America

It was in reference to the hearing,
but it might as well as apply to
the deaf – oral vs manual, two rival
national deaf organizations, mainstreamed
vs residential schools, and so on.
In the past, we could visit a deaf
club and always be bumping into someone
that we know from somewhere. This is
almost impossible nowadays.

 

— delivery of goods not the reason for driving a truck

Daniel Zeolla, who is deaf, has become a
licensed truck driver. Truck drivers normally
deliver goods, but not him! He is a welder
and wanted to use his truck to repair dump
truck beds. He still had to get a license
and he did, after training at the The Community
College of Allegheny County (Pennsylvania).

 

— Deaf Village for hearing loss sufferers

A British newspaper story said that Deaf Village
is for hearing loss sufferers. This word (sufferer)
means there is a pain. Do deaf people suffer
from the hurtful pain of hearing loss? No.
Deaf people do face discrimination, and maybe
it is an emotional pain, but physical pain?
No.

 

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

08/22/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 24 August 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 24, 2021

— being diabetic without realizing it

A deaf father became diabetic without realizing
it. Doctors told him he has diabetes but because of
bad and/or lack of interpreters the father didn’t
really understand what he was being told. His hearing
son volunteered to interpret for him and learned of
his father’s diabetic condition. ADA? Probably
in these early days when hospitals did not
fully realize what ADA was all about! Would have
never happened nowadays.

 

— our first Deaf Hero

A newspaper story said that deaf actress
Lauren Ridoff is our first Deaf Hero. This is
not accurate. The first Deaf Hero was Lou
Ferrigno, who played the role of Hulk in The
Incredible Hulk (1977-1981). We are just glad
that we now have our own second Deaf Hero
right now.

 

— the impossible Music

Historians of classical music said that
Beethoven, who was deaf, was not supposed
to compose his Ninth Symphony! That historian
said deafness is the reason why Ninth Symphony
was “impossible.” Of course, Beethoven proved
them wrong and for that reason he is an immortal
in the world of classical music.

 

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

08/22/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 23 August 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 23, 2021

— perfect town for the deaf

The New York Post ran this headline:

Spanish town tells tourists not to come if they
can’t handle the (rural) noise

Hearing tourists complain about the noise – church bells,
roosters crowing early in the morning, livestock that
wear cowbells, etc in Ribadesella, a coastal town
in Asturias, Spain. The town officials told the
tourists not to come if they can’t stand the noise.

Perfect for deaf tourists?

 

— colleges with own identities

There are over 100 Historically Black Colleges and
Universities.

There are over 500 Hispanic-Serving colleges.

There are about 30 Tribal Colleges and Universities.

There are around 100 Asian American and Native
American Pacific Islander-Serving institutions.

What about the deaf?

Just one that is stand-alone – Gallaudet University.

What about NTID. It is not stand-alone; it serves
under the auspices of RIT. NTID is in a group of
RIT’s nine colleges and two degree-granting units.

 

— reason DSA was cancelled

Covid-19 was the reason why the Deaf Seniors of
American convention due to take place at Pittsburgh,
was cancelled. Many deaf senior citizens did not
want to risk their health while traveling to
Pittsburgh. The convention committee hoped to
shift the convention to the next available year –
2023, but it was not to be.

 

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

08/22/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 22 August 2021

DeafDigest Gold – August 22, 2021

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Old Fogey

Panhandlers

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-and-accounting-codes/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-strangers-with-other-deaf-strangers/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Being proposed on the Hill is the H.R. 1959 House
Bill, S. 813 Senate Bill, better known as the
Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act.
This bill wishes to strengthen the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act to improve results
for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired,
and deaf-blind children, including those with additional
disabilities.

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Deaf activist Barbara Kannapell, from the metro
Washington, DC area, has departed us. She was
known as sociolinguist and her advocacy work.

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The budget for the state-wide Alabama Institute
for the Deaf and Blind complex is $90 million
dollars. Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind
is part of the budget.

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Do Deaf People Dream Differently? This was the
title of an article that was run in the
Medical News Today.

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Jinwhan Kwon, who is deaf, has become the pastry
chef of the Seven Stars Bakery in Providence,
Rhode Island.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CODE IN ACCOUNTING NOT IMPORTANT FOR DEAF

A deaf person is an accountant for a government
agency.

He memorizes many accounting codes such as
EEO, EA, CCM, etc, etc.

He also knows the code – RE. One day his
boss came over to him to discuss the RE code,
only that the boss said it was RT.

RT? The deaf employee was puzzled. The boss
was talking too fast and did not have time to
sit down to write notes to explain what it was.

After a while, he realized RE is the same
thing as RT, but the boss continued to call it
RT.

He retired many years later, still not really
understanding what RT meant, but the boss never
scolded him for not understanding RT!

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

EATING AT A RESTAURANT
Two deaf people entered a restaurant and saw two other
deaf people chatting at one table. These two deaf people
were strangers to the other two deaf people.
Should these two deaf people introduce themselves to
the other two deaf people – like this – Hi, I am deaf?
Hard to say. Hearing people don’t introduce themselves
to strangers and say – Hi, I am hearing!
Perhaps this is OK in a small town, but possibly not
OK in a big city like New York or Los Angeles?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-strangers-with-other-deaf-strangers/

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DeafDigest – 22 August 2021

CODE IN ACCOUNTING NOT IMPORTANT FOR DEAF
A deaf person is an accountant for a government
agency.
He memorizes many accounting codes such as
EEO, EA, CCM, etc, etc.
He also knows the code – RE. One day his
boss came over to him to discuss the RE code,
only that the boss said it was RT.
RT? The deaf employee was puzzled. The boss
was talking too fast and did not have time to
sit down to write notes to explain what it was.
After a while, he realized RE is the same
thing as RT, but the boss continued to call it
RT.
He retired many years later, still not really
understanding what RT meant, but the boss never
scolded him for not understanding RT!

DeafDigest – 21 August 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Derek Wrigley, a deaf Australian architect/designer,
passed away. He was praised for being the best in
both skills, and was awarded Order of Australia Medal
and a life fellowship with the Design Institute of
Australia. He functioned as a hearing person, knowing
no sign language.

……..

Is there such a thing as ASL bicycle rack?

There is one in Frederick, MD which honors
Maryland SD and the huge Deaf Community.
And a new one is coming up in Franklin,
Indiana.

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An activist said Federal Government has 17,000
deaf employees.

A fact or an exaggeration?

Do not know.

………..

Eamon McDevitt family has asked for an official
apology from the British government. Eamon, who
was deaf, was shot and killed on August 18, 1971.
He was standing around, minding his own business
when he was shot in Northern Ireland, near the
border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
So far, the British government has refused to
apologize.

……….

Glennis Matthews has become the new CEO
of the Learning Center for the Deaf.

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HE ANGRY HEARING BOSS

Deaf people hate this hearing boss. He is an
immigrant with zero understanding of American
culture and American customs and American
manners.

He cannot communicate with the deaf; he hates
to write notes. When he is angry, often over
“nothing” issues, his face gets red, his lips
are locked, and his fists are also locked.

Why was he hired if he cannot communicate
with the deaf?

Because he is a MIT graduate with a “long”
list of accomplishments, and without thinking,
the agency hired him.

A day after he was hired, it was too late
to fire him!

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Lip reading tale

Try lipreading two words – sing and zing.

Impossible? Yes.

Zing is a phrase that emphasizes “feeling so
great”

Had to google to look up that word – zing as
it is rarely used these days by writers.

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ORAL DEAF OWNER OF TTY STORE WAS LUCKY
DeafDigest editor, years ago in early 1980’s, was visiting
San Francisco. He visited a friend who owned his own TTY store.
That friend was a strong oralist who did not understand ASL
and could not even understand simple gestures. Even worse,
his lips were very difficult to read.
During the visit, a deaf man, that used ASL, wanted to buy
a TTY. The oral owner and the ASL person could not communicate
with each other. DeafDigest editor, seeing everything, stepped in
to serve as “oral & ASL” interpreter for both men. It was
successful since deaf man bought a TTY and the oral man was
able to sell a TTY.
Whew, it was not easy!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have been looking at how stenocaptioners write final consonant sounds.
A stenocaptioner uses the right ring finger to depress the final L key. We
have seen that the pinkie finger depresses a number of keys, one of them
being the final T key.

There are times when a captioner intends to write the blended “-lt” sound,
and that captioner may not depress the final T key hard enough to make
contact on their steno machine. In that case, an error could be the
result.

Some examples of this would be:
They wondered whose fall it was that the accident happened.
The doctor had him till his head back.
The insect bite caused a red well to appear.

These should be read as:
They wondered whose fault it was that the accident happened.
The doctor had him tilt his head back.
The insect bite caused a red welt to appear.

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What are the hot issues among interpreters? State
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The Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services, Farmington, Michigan,
is hoping to launch the nation’s 18th deaf senior citizens
housing unit. This agency is now busy raising funds to make
this venture possible.

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DeafDigest – 21 August 2021

THE ANGRY HEARING BOSS
Deaf people hate this hearing boss. He is an
immigrant with zero understanding of American
culture and American customs and American
manners.
He cannot communicate with the deaf; he hates
to write notes. When he is angry, often over
“nothing” issues, his face gets red, his lips
are locked, and his fists are also locked.
Why was he hired if he cannot communicate
with the deaf?
Because he is a MIT graduate with a “long”
list of accomplishments, and without thinking
the agency hired him.
A day after he was hired, it was too late
to fire him!

DeafDigest – 20 August 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 20, 2021

— new captions, but yes and no

NordicTrack has announced that their fitness app
will have captions on its videos. Great – but no
captions on live workouts! Can’t always win them all.

 

— Katie Leclerc, deaf or not deaf

is actress Katie Leclerc deaf or not deaf?
On a good day, she is hearing. On a bad
day she is deaf. During these bad days,
her ears feel full, causing pressure –
which leads to deafness for that day!
Next day ears may go back to normal
meaning she is hearing – just a day
to day thing with her.

 

— state governor claims he cannot be sued

A deaf political appointee was fired by
the state governor. The deaf person filed
a lawsuit against the governor for that
reason. The governor says he cannot be
sued, saying he is protected from such
lawsuits. Who is correct? This is the
reason why lawyers fight each other in the
court room.

 

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— a newspaper defeats ADA lawsuit

A deaf man sued a newspaper, Newsday (covering Long Island
in New York). The deaf man said he cannot follow newspaper
videos if it is not captioned. The New York federal court
said the newspaper is not a place of public accomodation
because it has no public facing nor a physical retail
operation, and therefore not subject to ADA rules. This
is strange because Newsday has a building that is
headquarters.

 

— family interpreter or certified interpreter

Which is the better choice – using a family
member as an interpreter or using a certified
interpreter” The choice should be an easy one –
using a certified interpreter. But many families
depend on a family member that signs the best
as their designated interpreter. Why?

 

— a troubling trend between waiters and deaf patrons

DeafDigest editor is a foodie and loves to go out
and eat. He has noticed a trend that is troubling.
More waiters hesitate to come to the table if the
deaf person is pointing to a dish on the menu.
Normally when a deaf person points to a dish
the waiter look at it and write down the order
for the kitchen staff. It has been a struggle
with some waiters not wanting to come near to
look at the menu.

 

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— a big challenge or an exaggeration

A deaf activist said it is quite a big challenge just
to order coffee at a coffee cafe, and that by the time
the order arrives, it is already cold. An exaggeration?
DeafDigest thinks so. There are deaf people that love
just regular coffee and would point to it during the order.
There are also deaf people that love complicated coffee
mixes – and they could just write on a notepad what
they want – or point to the coffee menu on the wall. Just
keep in mind hearing people do find it challenging to
order their complicated coffee orders!

 

— punished for filing too many ADA lawsuits

A deaf man, who worked with his hearing attorney,
filed too many ADA lawsuits in a 6-year span. For
that reason, a federal circuit court panel
agreed to punish them with a fine and a community
service requirement. The judge said it was an
illegal way of trying to make money off the
ADA defendants.

 

— a widely-praised movie still has critics

There are always critics that express disappointment
even when a movie is perceived to be a success. The
CODA movie is no exception. Some said that despite
the movie success, there are still deaf people and
even Coda struggles. Others said the movie lacked
racial diversity. And so on. Can’t always win!

 

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— a deaf bus driver

Do we have bus drivers (of city buses) that are deaf?
There is one in Japan. What about USA?

 

— “one of best surgeons” is deaf

Dr. Wilder has been described as the best
surgeon according to a TV writer/producer.
It was in reference to the New Amsterdam
TV series about medical dramas in a
hospital. This fictional Dr. Wilder
is being played by Sandra Mae Frank,
a veteran deaf actress. The drama is
that Dr Wilder refuses to join the
hospital staff, not wanting to work
with a person she dislikes. Just have
to watch that program to follow the
action and the drama.

 

— difference between Bezos/Musk and Morgan/Vanderbilt

Famous inventor Thomas Edison was deaf. He needed
funding to support his work with new inventions.
He got the funding from J.P. Morgan and the
Vanderbilt family. If we had a great deaf inventor
today, would Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk fund
him? Probably not since they are only more
interested in funding their own “stunts” in space.

 

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— helping solve a crime

A newspaper story said that an interpreter
helped solve a crime! Really? No. The
interpreter just interpreted what the deaf
victim of a crime told the police. And
the interpreter was given credit for it!

 

— struggles of a deaf TV news photojournalist

Stephen Bourque, who is deaf, has been a
TV news photojournalist for 16 years in
Chicago. He is an oralist that knows no
ASL. The face mask cut off his lipreading.
And for that reason he said he had to
depend on common sense and experience to get
things done, saying he had to do the best he
was able to do so.

 

— computer discriminates against the deaf

Do computers discriminate against the deaf?
Or more specifically the AI! Many companies
use AI to screen out “unqualified” applicants
and so, for some reason AI has been designed
to consider the deaf as unqualified, no matter
their background and qualifications. This was
what an article in the Microscopy Research and
Technique magazine is saying!

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

a hearing front desk person said that his first impulse
upon learning of customer’ deafness is to shout louder
and louder and louder, even when the deaf person repeatedly
points to his ear. After maybe 10 loud shouts, he finally
realizes customer’s inability to understand loud voices!
In the meantime this hearing person attracts unwanted
attention from hearing people around him.

…………..

An issue with comic books – what if?

Daredevil, a character in the Marvel Comics, is not
deaf. But comic book fans are asking – what if
Daredevil was deaf?

……….

Kaleidoscoops, an ice cream shop in Kansas City, KS,
is owned by a Coda, who makes it a point to teach
staff and customers ASL.

………………

St Joseph Institute For the Deaf, in Indianapolis,
has appointed Jeffrey Chapman as the new president.
What is his background with the deaf and of Deaf
Education? Do not know.

………………

A 15-minute film is called Fabel Deaf, produced by the
Deaf Crows Collective, of Regina, Saskatchewan
is about the deaf experience through art.

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HEARING PERSON HATES DEAF SUPERVISOR
Why do many hearing employees hate to
be supervised by a deaf supervisor?
They like the deaf person as a social
friend – yet when that same deaf person
is a supervisor, these hearing people
get angry about it.
Why?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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BREAKING A LAW IN ROME

, in Italy, is one of the world’s great
cities. It is very popular with tourists.

Yet, many restaurants in Rome break the
law.

Menus must be posted on the wall. Many
restaurants don’t – and if the restaurant
staff can’t speak English, it can be difficult
for deaf tourists!

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note:
DeafDigest editor was a dining guest of Roberto Wirth,
at his Hotel Hassler. He told Wirth about the
incident at a small Rome restaurant, which served
great dishes, but no one spoke English nor
posted the menu on the wall. Wirth, not
surprisingly, was furious – saying it is the
law to have menus posted.

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DeafDigest – 15 August 2021

BREAKING A LAW IN ROME
Rome, in Italy, is one of the world’s great
cities. It is very popular with tourists.
Yet, many restaurants in Rome break the
law.
Menus must be posted on the wall. Many
restaurants don’t – and if the restaurant
staff can’t speak English, it can be difficult
for deaf tourists!

DeafDigest – 15 August 2021

HEARING PERSON HATES DEAF SUPERVISOR
Why do many hearing employees hate to
be supervised by a deaf supervisor?
They like the deaf person as a social
friend – yet when that same deaf person
is a supervisor, these hearing people
get angry about it.
Why?

DeafDigest – 14 August 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf female athlete from India was not permitted
by the government to participate in the World Deaf
Track and Field Championships. Reason – she is the
only female in a group of 4 other male athletes.
Yes, activists are furious about it.

……..

A deaf person said he took his deafness for granted;
not really thinking about it. Then the mask made
him fully aware of his deafness!

……..

Are Deaf Actors and Stories Finally Breaking Through in Hollywood?

this is the big question right now

………..

A Center Moriches (Suffolk county, NY) boutique owner,
has allotted space in her boutique for ASL classes
for those that want to learn ASL. The owner,
Katie Goulding, is deaf.

……….

a tweet said:

I recently read about someone who is deaf and how other
people are surprised that they like music

that person is clueless. There are many deaf people that
love music and many musical events are interpreted

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EVERYONE UPSET ABOUT A LOST FILE
A deaf person works in an office; he is the only
deaf person in the office. No one communicates with him.
One day, an important “file” was missing. Everyone in
the office got upset about it and they ran all over,
looking for that missing file; going through file cabinets;
going through “in and out” mailboxes; going through
piles of paperwork on all desks.
That deaf person happened to have that “missing”
file – but no one in the office asked him about it –
until about two hours later!
Why?

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Lip reading tale

try lipreading these two last names – Boyer and/or Poyer

possible or impossible?

It is impossible!

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DEAF HISTORY AND DEAF CULTURE RESEARCH IS VERY DIFFICULT
Is it easy to research Deaf History and Deaf Culture?
Just go to any library and find books on deafness? Just
go into any web site and google the word “deaf history”
Very difficult. Information in books and web site
is not enough. A deaf researcher must pick little
bits and pieces of information from as many as 15-20
different books or web sites and put them together.
It is the same as putting together 1,000 piece
jigsaw puzzle in one hour! It is impossible.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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note:
times have changed; googling the internet may have
made deaf research a bit easier, but it is not a
100 percent sure thing.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we continue to look at final consonants, we see that captioners write
the final “k” sound with the steno BG. They use their right middle finger
to depress the B and the ring finger to depress the G.

If the “k” sound is part of the blended “kt” sound as in the word “act,”
the captioner will then use the pinkie finger to depress the T. We have
seen that the pinkie finger depresses the final T, S, D, and Z, and
sometimes the captioner may get the D instead of the T, and an error could
be the result.

Some examples of this would be:
He was kind of rude and didn’t have very much tacked.
The strikers walked the picked line.
The rocked ship took off for the moon.

These should be read as:
He was kind of rude and didn’t have very much tact.
The strikers walked the picket line.
The rocket ship took off for the moon.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest also this edition to former New York
governor Hugh Carey, who departed us. Yes, he was
not deaf – but if it was not for him, there may be
no NTID on the RIT campus in Rochester, NY! As a
congressman in Washington, DC, he sponsored a bill
to create NTID.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The task force reviewing the goals and mission of the
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind recommended that
the agency move from Ogden to Salt Lake City and that
the advisory board be given more powers.

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DeafDigest – 13 August 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 13, 2021

— all talk and no action

Years ago when AT&T was the king, their Bell Labs
was touted as the nation’s #1 lab for future inventions,
future devices, and future innovations. What happened?
Ideas from Bell Lab scientists was suppressed by the
AT&T bureaucracy. As a result – deaf devices such
as TV phone for the deaf, super TTY devices for
the deaf, email system for the deaf had publicity
but were killed off by the bureaucracy. This
was the accusation written in a story by an
“insider.”

 

— a puzzling claim about open captions

There was a claim that “Coda” has become the first
film to be open captioned in theaters with no need
for these captioning devices. This claim is puzzling
because DeafDigest editor, years back, saw open captioned
films – Jurassic Park, Seabiscuit, The River Wild
and possibly few others. Captions were on the screen
with no need for these devices.

 

— alone without advocacy

An interpreter said that while he has a contract
with an an interpreting agency, no one advocates
for his profession. In other words interpreters
provide an essential service all by themselves
without outside protection. This is what one
interpreter said in a newspaper interview –
being in a gray area.

 

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— signing person or an interpreter

A coach, that knows ASL, said that his kids
prefer a signing coach as opposed to having
an interpreter shadowing them. A coach is
emotionally involved with the team and may
compromise his signs. An interpreter, on the
other hand, is neutral. Which is better?

 

— treating deaf with respect

A newspaper headline said:

finally treating deaf people with respect

This was in reference to the upcoming movie
“Coda” – but respect? Hearing people may enjoy
the movie, but upon leaving the movie house
they continue to treat the deaf with disrespect.
Respect means involving the deaf in social
settings, giving the deaf better employment
opportunities, giving the deaf better social
services, providing more captions, providing
more interpreters and so on. DeafDigest editor
doesn’t see this happening overnight!

 

— upset ASL students

A common complaint among these ASL students is
that once they step out of the classroom, there is
no one to practice their signs with. This may be
the reason for loss of interest among these
students once they are done with classes!

 

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— for video chats, internet from satellite not great

A deaf person said he uses fiber instead of satellite
internet for video chats, saying fiber is fantastic.
What is satellite internet? What is fiber internet?
Confusing? Yes, but do check it out with your provider
if you are seeking best way to use video chats with
sign language.

 

— the hero person

Marissa Rohan, not deaf, has become an instant
national hero. As a ball girl with Los Angeles
Dodgers, she physically tackled a fan that ran
on the field. It was learned she is a CSUN
student, majoring in Deaf Studies. Will she
become a teacher for the deaf or an interpreter
or a deaf services professional? Also, does she
use ASL while chatting with the deaf? We don’t
know yet.

 

— failure of employer ASL classes and deaf awareness sessions

Many workplaces host ASL classes and also deaf awareness
sessions. Many of these programs fail – for one big
reason. High employee turnover pretty much kills these
ASL and awareness goals!

 

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— most powerful deaf person in Hollywood

Marlee Matlin is easily the most powerful
deaf person in Hollywood. When she was offered
a role in the “Coda” movie, she made a demand
– that all deaf roles be cast by real-deaf,
not fake-deaf actors. Hollywood accepted that
demand.

 

— Golden Rule for hearing people to follow

How to communicate with the deaf? The Golden
Rule is this – Get the deaf person’s attention
before speaking to that person. If it means tapping
(gently) the deaf person’s shoulder first, yes!

— the gesture, valuable or useless

The gesture, valuable or useless? Psychology
Today ran an article saying that the use of
hand gestures as a means of communication is
valuable for the deaf. It is valuable if both deaf
and hearing understand what the gesture is trying to
say. It is useless if it is same as waving the hand
wildly in the air, hearing hoping the deaf would
understand it. If the deaf person doesn’t then the
gesture is a waste of time!

 

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— caution by veteran deaf Hollywood actor

A veteran deaf actor of past Hollywood movies
said deaf actors must always struggle and
scuffle to get new acting roles. It does not
matter if a deaf actor feels so great about
landing a recent role, he must still struggle
to get that “next” acting role. All the more
reason why Marlee Matlin has always said that
it is very important to work with a good
agent! Very different from hearing actors –
for one reason – hearing roles are much more
frequent than deaf roles.

 

— ADA case was lost

A hospital that “knew” that an interpreter
must be provided, “won” ADA case filed by a
deaf patient! The deaf patient never proved
his deafness and did not request an interpreter
during his visit, even though notes and whiteboard
did not help! The hospital showed evidence of
these failed communication efforts and showed
it to the judge. Bad hospital attitude? Yes.

 

— mystery while traveling back into Deaf Past

A newspaper in North Vancouver (Canada) ran
s story of two deaf photographers in a business
partnership way between 1906 through 1908.
This partnership was shortlived. Why?
Lack of business? Partnership disputes?
Lost lease with a photographic studio?
Lost interest among these photographers?
Better opportunities elsewhere? Etc.
Always a mystery, but keep in mind
almost all businesses do not last
forever.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

AARP ran three articles titled

Eyeglasses that turn speech into subtitles

An app that lets you hear someone in a crowded room

Gene therapy that regrows cells that help your hearing

these earthshaking? No. DeafDigest editor has heard of
these claims in the past, has heard them today and
will continue to hear these same claims in the future!

………..

A hard of hearing person said:

I hear words, but sometimes they don’t make sense
because some of the sounds are missing

……….

Hollywood said it is working to increase deaf inclusion
via 4 different ways – Accessibility (captions and interpreters),
fellowships, resources manual (how to deal with the needs
of the deaf) and showcases (casting the deaf in best public
profile). Will it work? Hollywood has always been all
talk in the past and will this talk continue?

…………….

An activist said:

Everyone laughs at deaf jokes.

No one laughs when a wheelchair user runs out of battery power.

Fair? No!

………………

Catterick Garrison, who is deaf, was said to be
the first deaf British woman, to swim the
English Channel. What about Gertrude Ederle
that swam the English Channel in 1926?
Ederle is an American, whereas Garrison is
British – hence the careful wording in the
newspapers!

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LARRY STEWART SAYS WE DO NOT HAVE DEAF CULTURE
Larry Stewart, a well known deaf psychologist,
died in the early 1990’s.
Do we have Deaf Culture? Almost all of say yes,
we have Deaf Culture. Larry disagreed. He said
there is no such a thing as Deaf Culture.
Few weeks before he died, Larry wrote a letter
to DeafDigest editor explaining why there is no
Deaf Culture, and that we are wrong about it.
Does DeafDigest agree with Larry? No, but
Larry was a great man and many deaf people
miss him.

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DOG IN HOTEL LOBBY
You travel with your dog and stop at a hotel
that is dog-friendly.
While your room is being cleaned, you take
your dog to the hotel lobby and sit down.
Many hearing people come to you and tell
you the dog is cute and ask you questions.
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DeafDigest – 08 August 2021

DOG IN HOTEL LOBBY
You travel with your dog and stop at a hotel
that is dog-friendly.
While your room is being cleaned, you take
your dog to the hotel lobby and sit down.
Many hearing people come to you and tell
you the dog is cute and ask you questions.
It makes you feel uncomfortable.

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Top stories about the deaf:

A Japanese court issued a cruel ruling!

That because their past law on eugenics
has been ruled unconstitutional, the
deaf victims cannot oollect damages!

The deaf victims are not giving up, moving
up the court food chain ladder.

……..

The thinking among hearing people in Rwanda
is that deaf people cannot become doctors;
in other words – forget it.

……..

US Department of Labor has pledged  alliance
with national organization of equal opportunity
professionals to promote workplace diversity.
This organization is American Association for
Access, Equity and Diversity.

………..

The Scientific American said that deaf children
in developing nations are getting bad cochlear
implants.

……….

Kristina Timanovskaya, who was supposed to participate
in the Olympics, representing Belarus, was born
deaf. A newspaper story said she went through
several operations and became hearing. True or
not true?

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WE HATE WHEN IT HAPPENS
Often teachers and interpreters talk about the deaf
student – behind the deaf student’s back.
Deaf students see it happen all the time and they
hate it.
If the teacher and the interpreter has to talk
about the deaf student, they should talk in private
not behind the student’s back.
This is bad manners that teachers and interpreters
are often not aware of!

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Lip reading tale

Re the cable TV series – Darcey & Stacey

Can a deaf person lipread Darcey without confusing it
with Stacey?

Can a deaf person lipread Stacey without confusing it
with Darcey?

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NEW SIGNS IN JAPANESE SIGN LANGUAGE?
Every year 6,000 new words join the
Japanese dictionary.
This means the average of 16 or 17 new words
per day.
Do the deaf in Japan invent new signs for these
new words every day?

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that the right pinkie finger depresses the final T, S, D, and
Z. The T and S are in the captioner’s home position, but the finger must
stretch to depress the D and Z. Some captioners use wide keys on these
letters to simplify the reach.

As we continue to look at blended sounds at the ends of words, we can see
that if the pinkie finger does not quite reach far enough, there could be
some confusion between the “-nt” and “-nd” endings.

Some examples of this would be:
She wondered how she was going to meant her broken heart.
The fairy waved her magic want.
They tent to forget the details.

These should be read as:
She wondered how she was going to mend her broken heart.
The fairy waved her magic wand.
They tend to forget the details.

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only hearing person that can communicate with him with
sign language and gestures, then it may not be a
happy situation. This is the case that faces Bryan Reed,
who is deaf and a long time employee with the Boonslick
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Kentucky School for the Deaf staged a special event
to honor deaf African-Americans who attended this school
in the past but left before receiving diplomas. They
left because of these Jim Crow laws that prevented them
from receiving quality education that would have led them
to graduation and diplomas. Nearly 80 of them have been
duly honored in this event.

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DeafDigest – 07 August 2021

WE HATE WHEN IT HAPPENS
Often teachers and interpreters talk about the deaf
student – behind the deaf student’s back.
Deaf students see it happen all the time and they
hate it.
If the teacher and the interpreter has to talk
about the deaf student, they should talk in private
not behind the student’s back.
This is bad manners that teachers and interpreters
not aware of!

DeafDigest – 06 August 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – August 6, 2021

— winner of 2021 Florida Python Challenge

Brandon Call who is deaf, has won the Florida
Python Challenge. 223 Burmese pythons have
been removed from the Everglades ecosystem
during the competition. Call removed the
contest’s longest – a 15 foot, 9-inch snake.
He said that his deafness helped sharpen other
senses, seeing hidden pythons that hearing
contestants would overlook.

 

— errors in ASL course

Deaf experts watched one on-line ASL course
that was taught by a hearing teacher with
20 years’ experience and pointed out
several errors! DeafDigest editor has
a question:

Did the hearing teacher obtain a teaching certificate
from American Sign Language Teachers Association?

 

— must have 10 years of experience with deaf

Many schools hire superintendents that have zero
experience working with the deaf. Illinois is
putting a stop to it – the state now requires
the Superintendent of Illinois School for
the Deaf to have at least 10 years of
experience working with the deaf.

 

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— a deaf funeral director in Maine

It was learned that we have another deaf person
that directs own funeral home in Berwick, ME.
It is Edward Bibber and he signs fluent ASL.
The other one DeafDigest editor knew of (and
wrote about it) was a deaf woman in South
Dakota.

 

— entering her second presidency

Jane Fernandes, who is deaf, would have been the 9th
president of Gallaudet University in 2006. It was
not to be but she moved on to top positions at
several universities, including being president
of Guilford University (NC). Again moving on,
she is now the next president of Antioch College,
a private liberal arts college in Yellow Springs,
Ohio. This will be the biggest challenge for
her as the college has issues with low enrollment
and with low endowment fund. This college closed
several times in the past. Any connection to the
deaf? The first president was Horace Mann, and
there is a Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing in Boston.

 

— very loud deaf participant in auction

Even with interpreters, deaf participants
in auctions (of any kind) seem to be at a
disadvantage. The bidding process often goes
too fast, and for that reason, the deaf person
is often lost and confused. Well, in the case
of a deaf woman who wanted to bid on a house
in Pennsylvania, she won! She was so loud
and so obvious with her bidding process that
other bidders backed off and “allowed” her
to win the house – at a price lower than what
the auctioneer expected it to be.

 

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— agreeing to an interview and then backing out

A California software publisher got into trouble
with EEOC for agreeing to an interview with a deaf
applicant and then backing out upon learning of her
deafness. This applicant asked for an interpreter
and while the publisher agreed to it, the publisher
had second thoughts and cancelled the interview.
EEOC forced the publisher to hire a consultant
and socked a $200,000 fine to settle the lawsuit.

 

— Marlee Matlin is a survivor

In a newspaper story, Marlee said she
survived these past people – a past president,
an old boy friend, and these Ableist Hollywood
people – to become a success that she is right now!

 

— a big reason for these deaf awareness events

Many minor league baseball clubs help promote
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Awareness events. It
makes hearing baseball fans aware that deaf
people love baseball as much as they do.

 

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— another thriller movie

Midnight is another thriller movie that features
a deaf character. Is that actor deaf or just
being fake-deaf? It is not an American
movie, though, but a Korean movie with
English subtitles.

 

— deaf people to be getting mortgage counseling

JLM Mortgage Services is now offering mortgage
counseling services for the deaf. Again,
not in USA but in Great Britain. Many deaf
Americans own houses and so, they are still
able to get mortgages but possibly not in
an easier way.

 

— a comment by a Certified Deaf Interpreter

A Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) said during a
newspaper interview:

We use interpreter’s ears before using my hands!

 

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— unusual intra-tribe sign language

The Yolgnu sign language is being used by one
of these tribes in the Northern Territory of
Australia. Nearest major city is Darwin, just
310 miles away. This sign language is unusual
because it is being used by the hearing, not
by the deaf! While many native tribes use
sign languages, it is to communicate with
nearby tribes. This sign language is
intra-tribal, hence it being unusual. Sadly
it is in danger of extinction as younger
members of the tribe do not use it.

 

— one of the leading hotels of the world

one of the Leading Hotels of the World
is The Hassler Roma. It is completely deaf-owned
by Roberto Wirth in Rome. This group of
Leading Hotels of the World is an organization
that lists 400 best hotels in 80 nations
and is headquartered in New York. And
speaking of USA, Wirth has American School
for the Deaf, Gallaudet and NTID roots, having
attended all three schools while growing up.

 

— deaf editor of a county newspaper in Virginia

It was announced that Ben Peters, who is deaf,
has been named the editor of the Rapp News.
It is located in Rappahannock county, which
is not too far from the metro Washington, DC
area. He functions as a hearing person and does
not use ASL.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

Biden said he remembers Harkin’s historic role –
signing the welcome of the brand-new ADA, so that
his deaf brother Frank, would understand what Tom
was saying!

………..

A newly trained sport pilot is Sheila Xu. She is deaf and
just completed a training class in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Sport pilot? It is the flying of light-sport aircraft
without the need for an FAA medical certificate.

……….

Funding has finally been approved by the D.C. Council
to make possible the existence of Office for the Deaf,
Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing.

…………….

Diksha Dagar, a deaf golfer from India, was accepted into
the Olympics at the last minute when one of the would-be
participants dropped out.

………………

A deaf litigant won a case in Great Britain; she said she
has issues with dyslexia, preventing her from understanding
the captions. She asked for an interpreter and was
turned down, leading her to a lawsuit against the
British cabinet that made the no-interpreter ruling.

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HEARING LOSS RULES ARE CRAZY
A deaf woman with a hearing loss of 64 dB can
participate in the Deaflympics, but cannot participate
in the Miss Deaf America Pageant!
Why? Because Deaflympics rules say that deaf athletes
must have a hearing loss of 55 dB or higher to qualify. But
the NAD Miss Deaf America Pageant rules say that
deaf participants must have a hearing loss of 65 dB
or higher to qualify.
This rule is crazy!

NOTE:
NAD no longer hosts Miss Deaf America Pageants. This
video is an old one that is being run again for your
laughter and amusement!

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BANK WEB SITES DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THE DEAF
More and more banks have web sites that require
the customers to listen to certain words to prove
their own identities. This is a different way of
using logins and passwords. And there are no
captions with these words.
It is discriminatory against the deaf. And it
is even double discrimination when these same banks
refuse to accept relay calls from the deaf!

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

note:
that was years ago. ADA is more strict about
banks that do not comply with deaf-friendly
rules.

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