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Posts published in September 2021

DeafDigest – 30 September 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 30, 2021

— watchdogs and the deaf

Just about everyday we read of new ADA-related lawsuits
filed by deaf litigants. One word caught the attention
of DeafDigest editor – watchdogs. Do these watchdogs
catch these ADA violations? Or does EEOC itself function
as a watchdog on behalf of the deaf? DeafDigest editor
does not know how this works.

 

— fired for discovering that $200 million was missing

In California, state auditor Alice Stebbins, not
deaf and a career auditor and budget analyst, lost
her job. She discovered that $200 million were
missing. That money was for state’s Public Utility
Commission, earmarked for deaf, blind and poor residents.
She would have kept her job if she kept her mouth shut!

Shame on California.

 

— shouting no ears, or shouting me deaf

A deaf man, stopped by police, shouted “no
ears” in an effort to tell them he was deaf.
“No ears” may mean he lacks real ears and the
cops may think it is that way. Would it have helped
if he shouted “me deaf” several times until the
cops realize his actual deafness?

 

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DeafDigest – 29 September 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 29, 2021

— a nightmare at a residence for low-income disabled tenants

A residential building in New York City for
low-income disabled tenants is a nightmare.
Elevators break down too often. Emergency
buttons do not work, and deaf tenants cannot
scream for help. A resident said:

it is a deaf building and everyone is deaf;
no one hears these screams and ask for
assistance

 

— 62 complaints

Ofcom is a British agency, just about doing the
same thing as our own FCC. It got 62 complaints, but
nothing to do with communication issues – just about
the way the script was written up for the “Coronation
Street” – a popular soap opera. The script revolved
around a mother of a deaf child, being pushed into
a CI for that child. The mother refuses and is forced
to hide herself for that reason. These complaints
all bark up the wrong tree; these complaints should
go to the script-writing staff.

 

— an unethical doctor

A doctor has been friends with one person, who fell
down the steps in an accident. They agreed on a
prank – to convince the wife that her husband
became deaf because of that fall. The wife
believed it and for years she communicated with
him through notes and gestures. She eventually
found out the husband was faking his deafness!
For that reason, she filed for divorce. The doctor
admitted that it was all a medical prank that they
never shared with the wife for years!

Unethical doctor? Yes!

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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09/26/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 28 September 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 28, 2021

— employer promises deaf employees better quality jobs

Employers say they hire the deaf but basically it is
dead-end, no-opportunity, low pay jobs. One employer is
different; a tire factory said they will continue
to improve the quality of the jobs offered to the
deaf and the disabled. This is the first
DeafDigest editor has read about it! And it is
great.

 

— Could a deaf person dance to the music?

Of course, it is a silly question because deaf people
love to dance.

Yet, there was a question from a dance instructor:
How can I do this for those with hearing impairments?

We’ve had professional dancers that were deaf. One of
them was Sam Edwards who gave a TV performance of his
dancing skills during the seventies.

 

— brutal police officer “punished”

There was a story today that a brutal police
officer was “punished” by breaking his own
leg while beating up a deaf man during a routine
arrest. And that he claimed the defenseless
deaf man “broke” his leg! He is facing a
lawsuit over this violent incident.

 

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DeafDigest – 27 September 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 27, 2021

— never to do with a deaf person

A newspaper article listed eight different
things never to do with a deaf person.
Two examples are – never talk directly to
the interpreter and never show pity. The
question is – even if hearing people attend
workshops on how to deal with the deaf,
will they remember? DeafDigest editor is
not sure as bad habits are hard to break!

 

— impossible job or possible job

Dave McOmie, who is hard of hearing, but
would not describe the extent of his
hearing loss (really deaf or really
hard of hearing) is a professional
safe cracker. He is considered to be
the best and he travels everywhere to
open “impossible to open” vaults and
safes! Does he listen for clicks?
He wouldn’t say – trade secrets!

 

— hearing person with no pity learns a lesson

A powerful businessman, who was rude
to the deaf and disabled, has learned a
lesson. His newly born son was found to
be deaf. He went to a supermarket to
some shopping and needed to go to the
bathroom. The cashier, who was
deaf, could not understand him and
asked another employee to help her out.
He admitted it was a painful lesson
for him.

 

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DeafDigest – 26 September 2021

DeafDigest Gold – September 26, 2021

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/dangerous-deaf-sign/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/coda-not-same-as-coda/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/elected-deaf-officials/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The deaf cast members of the CODA show made sure every
single sign was correct. Hard to believe because it would
result in constant interruptions of the show, much to the
annoyance of these cast members!

…………..

In the hospitality business, the hottest issue right
now is website accessibility. For the deaf, this means
captions and sign language.

……….

During an earthquake in Australia, a deaf resident
of an apartment, was not looked after by the neighbors

She aaid – that left me kind of forgotten

………………

There is a movement in some nations (not USA)
to make sign language a human right, as part of the
International Day of Sign Languages mission.

……………….

Again, Walmart will fight all disability lawsuits.

This one involves using a job coach as a disability
accommodation. Walmart would not make that accommodation
and EEOC is fighting to use that coach for a deaf
employee.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

Coda NOT THE SAME AS coda
What is Coda? What is coda? Same thing – children
of deaf adults? Not really.
Coda is the national Coda organization; coda is
children of deaf adults.
So, please be careful if one spells Coda and coda!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/coda-not-same-as-coda/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING ELECTED OFFICIALS AND DEAF ELECTED OFFICIALS
For many years we have deaf individuals that won
public elections.
Many hearing elected officials run again and win
again, run again and win again.
But many elected deaf officials lose when they
run again.
Why? Maybe hearing voters are disappointed in
deaf elected officials?

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

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DeafDigest – 25 September 2021

DeafDigest Blue – September 26, 2021

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
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Top stories about the deaf:

A newspaper said:

A person is deaf when they have profound hearing loss,
and is unable to understand speech even when it is amplified

It is totally incorrect. There are people with profound
hearing loss that can use voice phones with help of
special devices. There is also profound hearing loss
people that cannot use voice.

……..

BBDO, a world wide advertising agency has a producer. It is
Storm Smith and she is deaf. Yes, she is pushing for
diversity.

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A deaf traveler said, out of fear:

How could I travel if I’m not going to hear
everything? How am I going to navigate the
airport or communicate with local people
in different languages

Airports have improved tremendously with
display arrival/departure screens. And if
one gesticulates slowly, hearing people
should follow it, at least many of them do.

………..

Describing an interpreter on TV press conference
per newspaper headline:

Seen but rarely heard, the woman who gives voice to VIPs

……….

a teenager “discovered” she was deaf after struggling
all her life about her hearing issues

Can this tale be believed or hard to believe?

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A MYSTERY ASL ON A TV PROGRAM
Few years ago, a leading character used ASL
for a short time on a TV program.
Puzzled, DeafDigest editor researched
the TV show on the web site to find out
why was the actor using ASL.
There was no real reason for it; there were
no deaf characters on the show; there was no
deaf plot on the show; nothing at all related
to deafness.

Why ASL?

Sometimes scriptwriters would put it in the show
for no reason at all!

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

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Lip reading tale

Try lipreading “paddy” and “baddy”

Impossible!

Baddy is a word that is rarely used, by the way

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

LATE DEAFNESS IN IRELAND
There was a newspaper story of some people in
Ireland suffering from late-deafness. They were
exposed to heavy noises for many years.
The newspaper said that some of them wait
15 years before finally seeing a doctor
or an audiologist about their late deafness.
Why 15 years? Good question.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As I began to think about the theme of “Back to Basics,” I realized that
many people do not understand the differences between realtime or online
captioners and offline or post-production captioners and the different
jobs that they perform.

A captioner isn’t just a captioner.

Realtime or online captioners write the captions simultaneous with the
production. Therefore, they must be able to transcribe accurately at high
speeds. They use the same skills as a court reporter.

An offline or post-production captioner may not transcribe the captions.

An offline captioner may only be responsible for timing and positioning
the captions after someone else has transcribed the audio portion of the
television show. Offline captioning cannot be used for “live” programming
and is generally used on shows such as sitcoms, dramas, and other shows
that are prerecorded.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to a deaf person who
perished in the 9/11 disaster ten years ago. At that time,
it was not known if there were deaf victims. But it
was learned recently that Leon Lebor, a deaf florist,
was one of the victims. He worked in the Twin Towers
lobby at the time of the disaster.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The Senses Foundation (Australia) which works with the
deaf and the blind, has lost $1.5 million in Australian
dollars because of bad investments. As a result, this
organization has filed a lawsuit against Counterpoint,
a financial investment company, for mismanagement.

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DeafDigest – 24 September 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 24, 2021

— a crypto sets up sign language video

CoinDCX, a cryptocurrency exchange, is setting
up s sign language video to teach deaf investors
how to use the cryptocurrency system. It is
located on blockchain. Just a warning – learning
cryptocurrency is not a get-rich quick plan, not
just for the deaf but also for the hearing.

 

— subtitling helps with rising popularity of movies

In Malaysia, a newspaper story said that subtitling
has helped boost the popularity of movies. This
is a pleasant surprise since many hearing people
hate subtitles as well as with captions!

 

— Year 1805: a book on a tale of Martha’s Vineyard deaf

Ann Clare LeZotte, who is deaf and is a new author,
has written a book – Show Me a Sign, which is about
the deaf in the Year 1805 in Martha’s Vineyard.
DeafDigest editor has not read the book so cannot
comment about the story.

 

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DeafDigest – 23 September 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 23, 2021

— 3 hotels caught in a Florida county

Inspectors in Indian River county in Florida
inspected all hotels and caught three hotels
in violation of regulations.

One hotel had no flashing smoke detectors for
deaf guests.

Two hotels had front desk clerks not knowing
where the flashing smoke detectors were located!

Shame on these three hotels.

 

— SpaceX’s future plans

SpaceX, owned and operated by the controversial
Elon Musk, said that he wants deaf passengers to
ride on SpaceX. All passengers, including
the deaf, would ride in space for three days,
before returning to earth. It costs money, plenty
of it, to reserve a seat on the flight. Do we
have any billionaires (not millionaires) that
are deaf?

 

— beef cattle

Jamie Mickelson is a rancher; she owns and
operates her own beef cattle ranch – Sonoma Mountain
Beef Company. She is deaf, but does not use
ASL. She admitted that operating her own ranch
has been a challenge because of Covid-19 and the
mask coverings.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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DeafDigest – 22 September 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 22, 2021

— appropriate or not appropriate sign language

On a sign language website, it says:
Deaf People Graciously Demo Sign Language for Swear Words and Insults

Is that appropriate or not appropriate?

You decide!

 

— contact lens for the deaf

Contact lens for the deaf to fix their vision
issues? Yes, but there is a diffferent type
of contact lens. It is for the ear of a
deaf person! Something to do with relaying
outside sound into the deaf ear. The
Ear, Nose, and Throat physician is saying
it does a better job than the hearing aid!

 

— a over dozen police cars arrive at scene of deaf incident

A deaf employee and hearing employees could not
understand each other at a work place. It resulted
in over 12 police cars arriving at the scene!
Police was carrying long guns and wearing tactical
gear. Once communications was clarified, the police
said that it was a miscommunication issue and that
there was never a threat to anyone, especially the
public. Embarrassing? Very much so.

 

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DeafDigest – 20 September 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 21, 2021

— good captions and bad captions

Are all captions made equal? No, according
to a captioner. There are good captions
and bad captions. We enjoy good captions
and are stuck with bad captions.

 

— deaf better off working at home instead of office

A job counselor said deaf employees are better off
working at home instead of at the office. At home
there are no hearing people around to look over
the deaf whereas at office hearing people can
create issues and problems for the deaf!

 

— chair of task force

James “Chris” Noschese, who is deaf, was selected
as chair of the City of Pittsburgh /Allegheny County
Task Forces under Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and
Allegheny County Chief Executive Richard Fitzgerald.
According to the website, this task force is
responsible for advising City of Pittsburgh /Allegheny
County on the needs of the deaf and the disabled.
Will these government officials listen? Hope so,
as there are politics as these might be!

 

 

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DeafDigest – 20 September 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 20, 2021

— fans crying over a departed actress

Deaf actress, playing a deaf role on a TV
sitcom, left the cast for good (her choice).
As a result the hearing TV audience was
crying because the deaf actress was their
favorite actress. It is the British sitcom
Casualty, and leaving the program for good
is Gabriella Leon. No reason was given why
she left, as it was a steady acting role
for her!

 

— embarrassing incident at a council meeting

A councilman, who was deaf but functioned as a
hearing person, was wearing a hearing aid
during the council meeting. It whistled, but the
deaf person didn’t know about it. It interrupted
the meeting and the chairperson discovered it
was the hearing aid. A choice was given – to
continue the meeting without the hearing aid
or to leave the meeting and go home. For
reasons of his own, the deaf councilman stayed
throughout the meeting without his hearing aid.
How was he able to follow the meeting proceedings?
Do not know.

 

— movies about the deaf

Are movies about the deaf for the deaf
people to watch and to enjoy? No, according
to a movie critic – it is for the enjoyment
of hearing people. Same goes for theatrical
plays about the deaf but is for the hearing.

 

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DeafDigest – 19 September 2021

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Old Fogey

non-hearing client

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

A bit of history from a newspaper – deaf architect
Olof Hanson designed a new building for the brand new
campus of the North Dakota School for the Deaf
in 1890. On the first day of classes only
one deaf student have enrolled. Three years
later enrollment increased to 23 students.

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A newspaper headline said:

World’s First Hotel With Deaf Employees

It was in reference to a hotel in South Africa

Employees is plural and DeafDigest does not know
about other hotels that have hired more than
one deaf employee. There have been other hotels
that have hired one deaf employee. One of them
worked as a hotel engineer, doing room by room
repairs at a Boston hotel.

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A newspaper story in Great Britain said there
are just three certified architects.

Are they given prize projects or just told to
design and build simple houses?

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Police in Cape Town, South Africa roughed up a
deaf man and fined him a considerable amount
of money. Deaf man’s “crime”? He didn’t listen
to their orders!  This issue was raised as an
example of police brutality in South Africa.

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One of DeafDigest editor’s friends, years ago,
was a skilled wood carver and was once
commissioned by a small town to do a carving
of an official city emblem. This being said,
there was a story about Jie-Jhou Li, a deaf
wood carver who is a family fourth generation
carver, hoping to pass on this business and
skills to his deaf son, who would then become
the 5th generation!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SOMETIMES HARD TO GIVE BUSINESS TO THE DEAF
We have some deaf dentists, some deaf doctors,
some deaf architects, etc.
We should try to give business to these deaf
professionals. but sometimes it is hard or
impossible. Why?
This is an example. A deaf person wanted a
deaf architect to design and build a house for
him and his family.
The deaf architect turned him down. Reason
was that the architect was not familiar with
the town’s zoning regulations and construction
license requirements. He told the deaf person
to find a hearing architect that knows the
town’s laws and regulations.
So, the deaf architect lost business but
was honest about it.

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A DANGEROUS SIGN LANGUAGE
What is a dangerous Sign Language? A long time
ago, three deaf friends, using ASL, was in a hot
debate.
One of them was signing wildly, showing his
disagreement about some issues in the debate.
His hand slammed on a coffee table in a
friend’s home, and broke it!
Very embarrassing for everyone. So, is
sign language really dangerous?

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Giffgaff, a British mobile network, has produced a new TV
ad that is featured in British Sign Language. It was at
the urging of a deaf employee to set up this such an ad.

……..

Andrew Stadnicki, who is deaf, has been profiled in a story
as one of two deaf advisors serving deaf Canadians.

……..

A super-secret fraternal group said on their bylaws:

organization prohibited people with disabilities from joining.
However, nowadays potential candidates with disabilities
are permitted to join as long as they can show that their
disability will not get in the way of being a member or
cause problems in any way.

ADA is certainly the reason for the change in the
by-laws. No one likes being sued!

………..

A fact that we hate – that the absence of the
deaf in movies is often accepted as fact. This is the
Hollywood’s way of doing things with their scripts
and casts.

An angry deaf actor made that comment.

……….

A deaf fan of baseball posted a tweet, accusing famed
documentary film maker Ken Burns, that said:

I once researched to catch you on “Baseball” documentary film
and learned you never included the deaf players

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HOMEWORK FOR DEAF DURING CONVENTION
When people attend conventions, do they do homework
in their hotel rooms?
Normally, no. But every year there is a national
convention of the National Court Reporters Association.
It is an organization of real-time captioners.
Many of them do their “homework” during the
convention week. Their homework is to caption
the TV news programs in their home towns!
For them it is not “play” time during
convention, but “work” time.

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Lip reading tale

It is possible that a hearing person may say
the word – era

and that

the deaf person may think it is error

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WHICH MSD?
You make a new deaf friend at a deaf club.
He tells you he graduated from MSD.
MSD? Which MSD? Maryland SD or Michigan SD
or Mississippi SD or Missouri SD.
Years ago there was another MSD – Minnesota
School for the Deaf – but the school changed
its name to Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf!
Same thing with ISD – Illinois SD, Indiana SD
and Iowa SD.
These deaf abbreviations can be confusing!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have spent quite a bit of time looking at captioning in order to read
through captioning errors. I thought it might be helpful if we talked a
little about “Back to Basics.”

Most readers of this publication are far more knowledgeable about
captioning and CART than the average person, but there might be a few
people reading this who don’t know some of the things I plan to talk
about.

I am constantly asked how captioning is done. Most realtime captioning is
done by people who have been trained to become court reporters, using the
same stenotype machines and theories that court reporters use. This type
of captioning is performed “live” or simultaneous with the production of
the television programming.

Examples of shows that use realtime captioning are news broadcasts,
sporting events, awards presentations, and any other types of shows where
the information is being conveyed to the audience in a “live”
presentation.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

What is the truth behind hearing aid prices? Hearing
aid parts cost $100, and manufactured in China, a low
cost labor nation, end up costing over $2,500 in USA!
Why? The hearing aid manufacturers are saying it is
Research and Development (R&D) costs that is getting
higher and higher. Why R & D? Because consumers want
smaller and smaller hearing aids – and it requires
a lot of research and development to come up with tiny
aids, that one cannot see but is extremely powerful.
These result in higher costs even though the parts
are cheap!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Nearly 200 deaf Filinos stormed the chambers of the
House of Representatives to demand approval of two
sign language bills (one for the courts and the other
for TV news). This made the front page coverage in
Filipino newspapers.

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DeafDigest – 17 September 2021

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— opportunity to grow

Are the deaf employees given opportunities to grow
(and get promoted and given better responsibilities)?

No, said the activist.

 

— advising late-deafened senior citizens to learn ASL

An advisor advised late-deafened senior
citizens – learn ASL. Good idea or bad idea?
ASL, especially at lightning speed, is difficult
to learn. Some deaf people pick it up fast; some
don’t!

 

— a luxury-style web publication

Luxury Print Publishing is a web-based publication
of “Deluxe Version Magazine” which is all about
high fashion, high style luxury living with
fancy clothing, fancy homes, jewelry, etc.
The publisher is Timothy Hancock; he was born
deaf; does not use sign language.

 

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— a talent agency for deaf performers

The Zebedee Management is a talent agency for
actors, models, and influencers with disabilities,
the deaf, included. Where in USA is it located?
Not in USA; it is in Great Britain.

 

— Dunkin’ says no to a deaf customer

Dunkin’ counter person refused to take off
her mask to allow the deaf customer to read
lips. Angry, the deaf woman confronted the
Dunkin’ manager, who also refused to communicate
via notes. This Dunkin’ is located in California.
We will wait and see what the Dunkin’ headquarters
management has to say.

 

 

— ADA yes from some judges; ADA no from other judges

Are stand-alone websites subject to ADA rules?
Yes, says some judges; no says other judges.
This is why ADA has created a huge industry of
disability law. Not an easy job if ADA
regulations often add up to 1,000 pages!

 

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DeafDigest – 15 September 2021

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— the Stink and the new TV sign language ad

It was mentioned in DeafDigest over the past weekend
that Giffgaff, a British mobile network, produced a new
TV ad shown in British Sign Language. Helping produce
the new ad was the Stink Studios. Why the Stink? Just the
name of that ad agency; DeafDigest is afraid people may
misunderstand what they are reading about and think
deaf people stink. No way! Deaf people are great; they
do not stink.

 

— the word of mouth

An activist said that businesses normally do not
post accessibility information on their web sites.
This means deaf users must look for captions and/or
sign language on hearing web sites without being told
where to locate! This activist also said word of
mouth is effective.

 

— the European Union snubs the deaf

the the European Union is a group of many
European nations that deals wit political
and economic issues. The Brexit is one
example that the Union had to deal with the
British government. Anyway interpreters for
the deaf was not provided by the European
Union during its recent European Parliament
gathering. It only means one thing – the
deaf people are not important to the
European Union. So very disappointing!

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DeafDigest – 14 September 2021

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— the Deaf Guild

A guild means an association of people for mutual
aid or the pursuit of a common goal. This being
said – it was announced that there is a Deaf Guild
and it is titled:

the Guild Masters of Undaunted

This group describes itself as raiders. Not exactly
what is supposed to mean – because their press
release, coming out of Texas, is lengthy and not
that easy to figure out.

 

— Silent Opera for the deaf

Is there such a thing as Silent Opera for the deaf?
Theatre director Robert Wilson, himself, not deaf,
has produced “Silent Opera” and feels the deaf
in the audience will like the performance because
it is non-verbal. Will the audience (both deaf and
hearing) like it? Hard to say because the performance
lasts seven hours!

 

— The deaf parents and the CI

A blog headine said:

It is NOT evil for deaf parents for not wanting to have
deaf kids to get cochlear implants.

Decisions affecting deaf (and hearing) children are
always parental rights.

 

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DeafDigest – 13 September 2021

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— one of the world’s best views from a roof

It was mentioned in a recent story that
hotel guests can go up to the rooftop to
look at one of the world’s best views. It
said that viewing Spanish Steps from the
roof of Rome’s Hotel Hassler is awesome.
The owner of Hotel Hassler is Roberto
Wirth and he is deaf.

 

— only leftover from past governor Cuomo’s regime

New York governor Kathy Hochul has replaced all of
past governor Andrew Cuomo’s people with one
exception. That is deaf TV interpreter
Arkady Belozovsky. The newspaper article
mentioned his deafness – but with one
interesting thing – that his first name –
Arkady – was never mentioned! It is strange.

 

— deaf graduates of Risk Management and Insurance

Gallaudet offers a major in Risk Management and Insurance
to train students for jobs in the insurance industry.
Bottom line is – are any deaf high level supervisors
in these insurance jobs – that hearing insurance
employees report to? As of date, DeafDigest does
not know of any such deaf supervisors that came
from Gallaudet. Qualified deaf employees deserve
promotions and opportunities.

 

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DeafDigest – 12 September 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Nakia Smith, who is deaf, has been honored by GAP
as one of the representatives of diverse groups in
USA.

…………..

Frontier Airlines haa kicked a deaf passenger out of
the plane, saying she “refused” to obey the instructions
of these masked flight attendants. To date, Frontier
has not issued an apology for this gross misunderstanding.

……….

A patient was told if he was not implanted, he would
be deaf in five years.

A vague advice! So open to wide interpretation.

………………

California legislators are arguing – issue is to
increase taxes to fund deaf relay and deaf devices
or to stay the taxes as is.

……………….

NBC Universal has sold 30-second ads for
the next Super Bowl for just $6.5 million,
breaking the record. This begs the next
question, will the sponsors pay for captions
on their record-breaking ads? Most probably will
but there is always a stubborn few that won’t,
saying captioning costs are too expensive. Just
a few hundred dollars!

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INTERPRETERS AT DOCTOR’S OFFICES
More and more doctors agree that interpreters are
important with deaf patients during medical
appointments.
The big issue is – who pays for interpreters?
Doctors do not want to pay for interpreters. Insurance
companies do not want to pay for interpreters.
This is the big issue today.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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note:
this is an old video. ADA does not require deaf
patients to pay for provided interpreters. More
doctors go to VRI to avoid paying a penny for
interpreters, and this is another issue – as many
deaf patients hate VRI

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ART ABOUT DEAF OR ART ABOUT HEARING
We have many deaf artists. But are they doing
Deaf Art or Hearing Art?
Hearing art lovers may not understand Deaf
Art but they do understand Hearing Art. This
may be the reason why Deaf Artists do hearing
Art instead of Deaf Art.

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ABOUT DEAF OR ART ABOUT HEARING
We have many deaf artists. But are they doing
Deaf Art or Hearing Art?
Hearing art lovers may not understand Deaf
Art but they do understand Hearing Art. This
may be the reason why Deaf Artists do hearing
Art instead of Deaf Art.

DeafDigest – 11 September 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Jennifer Herbold is the new superintendent
of New Mexico School for the Deaf. But everyone
knows her as she has been around at the school
in various capacities since 1999.

……..

A research team at University of Buffalo came up
with headphones that can “hear” and then translate
to ASL. It says the system can translate 40 words
and 30 easy sentences into ASL. DeafDigest wonders
if words and sentences get too complicated, will
it work?

……..

FCC is now asking if educational TV programs
actually can be accessible by the deaf or
are they getting a raw deal!

………..

The Ranking of Kings is a new video that
portrays Bojji as a powerless deaf prince.
He has found a new frined that is willing
to help him become the greatest king the
world has ever seen.

……….

A certain deaf social club has been asking
for donations to pay for upkeep (electricity,
water, fire alarm, landscaping, etc) saying
that Covid-19 hurt the club finances.

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3D PRINTING MAY HELP THE DEAF
DeafDigest mentioned that 3D printing cannot work with
CI – but it may help the deaf in another way. It may
print a “perfect” hearing aid mold – the one that never
whistles and never makes your ear feel sore.

We will have to wait and see if it really will work!

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Lip reading tale

Klein is a common last name

Klain is not a common last name

could a deaf person lipread between two last names?

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OLD DEAF BOOKS AT OLD BOOKSTORES
From time to time DeafDigest editor likes to go
to private bookstores (not Barnes & Noble or Borders)
to look for interesting used books to buy.
And it is surprising to find deaf books at these
old bookstores.
He bought a deaf sports book at Cooperstown, NY
bookstore, which is near the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Also an old AAAD basketball tournament program
book at a Los Angeles bookstore. And also Doug Bullard’s
novel – Islay at a Philadelphia bookstore.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

So far we have spent most of our time looking at one-syllable words. We
also need to realize that the same principles work in multisyllable words.

If a stenocaptioner doesn’t have a brief form for a particular word, they
will stroke it out syllable by syllable. Each syllable will be written
with the left hand stroking the initial consonant, the thumbs stroking the
vowels, and the right hand stroking the final consonant.

If the captioner were to have a slip of a finger on the right hand, a
mistake could occur at the end of any syllable of a word.

Some examples of this would be:
He put ketchup and mustard on his hamburger party.
The dog was being trained to obey his matter.
Her ability to remember facts just bottles my mind.

These should be read as:
He put ketchup and mustard on his hamburger patty.
The dog was being trained to obey his master.
Her ability to remember facts just boggles my mind.

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DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Leon Grant,
North Carolina, who departed us. During the sixties
and seventies, he was a Deaf Basketball Immortal.
Standing 6’8 tall, he led his deaf teams to six
national tournament championships. Among all time
deaf basketball greats on all levels over the
years, Leon was #1.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Geoff Tunstalls, a deaf Scot, is an ambitious businessman,
operating his successful bicycle repairing shop in Carlisle
that employs a number of deaf people. Not stopping at it,
he is planning to establish a different second business –
a scallop-processing plant. He pays no attention to these
gloomy economic times and goes ahead with his plans. While
he is deaf, he does not use sign language.

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DeafDigest – 10 September 2021

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— doctor upset about her child’s deafness

A doctor gave birth. A year later she realized
that her child is deaf. She was very upset
about it – not about the child’s deafness,
but that as a doctor she said she could have
caught it immediately after birth instead of
one year. DeafDigest editor knows the doctor
but refrained from asking her – did the baby
go through a hearing screening exam?

 

— finally using an interpreter

a deaf student in a college finally began to use an
interpreter in her classes. Previously she was watching
captions on Zoom. She stopped using Zoom, exhausted from
watching it all day. This is called Zoom Fatigue and
she had enough of it!

 

— best noodle soup in town

Bisu Laksa is a food court stall at a
food court. Owning the Bisu Laksa
stall and preparing noodle soup, for
hungry hearing patrons, is chef Choo
Heng Fook. She is deaf and her soup
is considered the best. It is in George
Town, on the Malaysian island of Penang.
Her family started the stall in 1957 and
it has been handed down to the younger
family members. it is her goal to have it
continued for many more years.

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 9, 2021

— Deaflympics for the Blind

Deaflympics for the Blind! A joke? A posting
on an Asian web site said that it started
in 1924 in Paris and it was called the
International Silent Games, with participating
deaf athletes from nine European nations,
and it was chaired by a deaf man from
Paris. Yet it was described as an event
for blind athletes. It is disturbing to read
that facts can get all twisted around by
reporters that know nothing about  what they were
writing about!

 

— Deaf consultants and hearing script writers

Do hearing script writers listen to advice
from deaf consultants? A deaf movie critic
gave just one word:

no!

 

— last to know

A deaf person, remembering the 9/11, said he was the last
to know about it. No one told him about it. TV news was
not captioned. Watching that news program he thought it
was the plane, in 1945, crashing into the Empire State
Building, unable to see through the fog. And so on!

 

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DeafDigest – 08 September 2021

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— plastic shields not easy for the deaf

It was assumed plastic shields make life easier
for the deaf that struggle with hearing masks.
Not always that so, according to a hearing aid
consultant. Plus it does not help if these
shields are foggy, due to breathing by hearing
people!

 

— first wake-up device for the deaf

Who invented the first wake-up device for
the deaf? A newspaper story said that a
deaf man from Ohio came up with that
device in 1948. True? DeafDigest editor
is not so sure; there were many old
fashioned devices being used to wake
up the deaf years way before 1948.

 

— deaf cannot “guard” the door

Some secret societies allow the deaf to
become members, but they are not assigned,
for obvious reasons, to guard the
entrance door to the society headquarters.
Reason for guarding is to prevent nosey
non-members from listening to what is
being said through the walls.

 

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DeafDigest – 07 September 2021

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— hearing aid specialist says most deaf are lipreaders

Many of DeafDigest editor’s friends do not lipread
that well. A hearing aid specialist told a
newspaper reporter that most deaf are lipreaders.
Actually if lips are easy to read, it is great;
if lips cannot be read then deaf people do get
by through different ways.

 

— intelligent deaf person sent to school for mentally disabled

An intelligent deaf person, himself a Gallaudet
graduate was sent, years before PL 94-23 came
into being, was sent to a program for mentally
disabled students! Fortunately the school
district discovered the error of their ways
and had him transferred to a regular school
program for the deaf. Shocking? Yes!

 

— sign language kiosks

Railroad stations are coming up with new kiosks
for the benefit of the deaf that use sign
languages. These are avatars, not real live
human beings. Will this work? Yes and no.
There are deaf travelers may use sign language
that is not in the avatar programming. Plus
not every deaf person knows sign language.

 

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DeafDigest – 06 September 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 6, 2021

— assistant golf professional at a DC metro area golf course

Langston Frazier, who is deaf, is now the assistant golf
professional at the University of Maryland Golf Course.
To pass exams and to get certified, he had to attend
classes at PGA Golf Management University Program at the
University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Not sure if
he knows ASL, but there have been deaf golfers at the
University of Maryland Golf Course.

 

— punishing a mocking teenager

A teenager mocked deafness of a deaf person.
That deaf person reported it to the parents
of the mocking teenager. Punishment? The
parents just bought a new car for that
mocking teenager and had it returned to the
dealership!

 

— 30 is too many; judge was suspicious

A deaf man, with his attorney, filed lawsuits
against 30 gas stations, saying pump videos
lacked captions and therefore violating ADA
rules. The judge said 30 is too many and was
suspicious about it – did the deaf person
wanted captions at the pumps or was he looking
for money? Anyway judge threw out the lawsuit,
ordering both the deaf man and the attorney
to pay monetary damages.

 

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For a concert, it is important that the interpreter
needs to have a background in music, otherwise there
will be serious issues. This is what one interpreter
advocate said.

…………..

Irene Musuya, who is deaf, was written up in a
newspaper story in Uganda for riding on
her motorbike to offer her salon services
to clients in offices and homes.

……….

Starbucks green aprons or Starbucks black aprons?

Deaf baristas wear black aprons with Starbucks
spelled out in ASL, but hearing baristas that
know ASL can only wear a pin that says “I sign”
with their green aprons.

What is a color?

………………

There was a story of Johanna Lucht, saying she is
the first deaf engineer at NASA, and also said she
is the first deaf engineer to hold an active role
in a NASA control center during a crewed mission.

True? DeafDigest knows of two past deaf NASA
engineers. Also, it said she held an active
role (see above). What is active? Is it
an isolated, but important role where
her communications with other hearing
engineers were limited – or is it saying
she had an active role in communications with
these engineers?

……………….

Gerri Taker, who is deaf, was profiled in a
newspaper story as the owner of A Fit of
Perfection, a bridal and formal wear store
in Dayton, Ohio. She was praised for
being the unsung hero for brides across
the world!

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CRAZY FLYING LAWS IN EUROPE
A deaf man from France is a licensed airplane pilot. He is
not allowed to fly in France. French laws do not allow deaf
pilots in the country.
Yet, he is allowed to fly airplanes in other European
nations! He has to travel to another European nation
to fly an airplane.

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note:
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France have changed to allow the deaf pilot to
fly over the French skies.

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IS ORAL INTERPRETING DEAD?
Is oral interpreting now old fashioned and now dead?
Many oral people get tired of reading the lips of oral
interpreters. Some of them “sneak” a look at ASL
interpreters and can follow their signs because of
easier lipreading.
And also, most oral people prefer CART instead of
lipreading.
This is why DeafDigest wonders if oral interpreting
is dead?

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Wilmington, DC was widely praised for being a great
city and great location to film some Hallmark movies.
One such movie recalled was “What the Deaf
Man Heard.” People remember it even if it was an
old movie, being filmed in the 1970’s!

……..

More airports have automated announcement systems
in just a few languages. English one of them?
It wasn’t mentioned but European airports do
carry English as one of these few languages.

……..

How would a hearing director, knowing zero ASL,
communicate with two deaf actresses performing
in her play. She went to Google Meets, using
voice recognition closed captioning. Is
voice recognition closed captioning 100 percent
effective? No. But better than nothing!

………..

At the Dialogue Hub cafe in South London, hearing
patrons are not allowed to voice their drink
orders. They must use British Sign Language to
order their drinks. Yes, there are communication
signs that help the hearing learn their drink
orders!

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a newspaper headline said:
Accessibility in banking: how finance actually fails
when it comes to catering to customers with disabilities

With the deaf, it refers to voice as a requirement

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RUDE OR NOT RUDE?
A deaf employee was arguing with a hearing employee
about a work matter.
Suddenly the hearing employee walked away. The deaf
employee screamed at him – don’t walk away. The hearing
employee ignored him.
The deaf man chased the hearing employee and saw him
on the telephone at his desk.
The deaf man realized the hearing man heard the phone
ring at his desk so went there to pick up the phone.
Was it rude or not rude? The hearing person should
have gestured that there is a phone call, but he didn’t
gesture.

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chest

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TALKING TO THE DEAF PERSON OR PERSON BEHIND DEAF PERSON?
We always hate it when you think a hearing person is
talking to you.
He really wasn’t talking to you but talking to a hearing
person behind you.
You respond to the hearing person, and it can get all
very confusing at the same time!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Our purpose in looking at how stenocaptioners write different sounds is to
help us to be able to read through captioning errors when they occur.

We have been looking at how captioners write final consonant sounds. The
final “-m” sound is written using two keys on the steno keyboard, the
final P and L.

If a captioner were to write the word “arm,” they would write the steno
ARPL. As we look at the blended sound “-rm,” we can see that if a
captioner were to accidentally drag the P or the L key, they might get
some unexpected final “-rm” sounds.

Some examples of this would be:
She always fed peanuts to the squirm in her yard.
The rocket was traveling at warm speed.
She wore a beautiful perm necklace.

These should be read as:
She always fed peanuts to the squirrel in her yard.
The rocket was traveling at warp speed.
She wore a beautiful pearl necklace.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Sally Keyrouz, a deaf saleswoman at the MySize, a clothing
store for women in Australia, is quite popular with hearing
patrons. She knows how to help the patrons select right
clothing with right colors and right designs. As described
by an associate, she is efficient, passionate and helpful.
She did not start out to work at the clothing store, as her
previous jobs were dead ends – mostly distributing mail
at offices. Her boss said:

Sally is very good at putting customers at ease, especially as
many of our customers have body image issues

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Judy Hodak, a deaf ballet dancer with her hearing partner,
won, danced to the “Sound of Silence” theme with music
being turned off – and won rave reviews from the judges
at the Buckeye Ball in Youngstown, Ohio. One of the judges
said it was the first time he saw the music instead of hearing
it. This deaf/hearing ballet team practiced this routine
for one year before entering this regional competition.

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DeafDigest – 03 September 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 3, 2021

— Federal government says Supreme Court is wrong

The federal government told nation’s top court
that it is wrong regarding a deaf woman suffering
from emotional distress. The Fifth Circuit
disagreed, saying there is nothing in the law books
about emotional distress under federal disability bias
lawsuits. How often would a Supreme Court agree
with the federal government as there have been years
and years of past disagreements between the government
and the court?

— Stranger deaf man becoming buddies with Stranger hearing man

There was a story of Jerry Cooper who is deaf, becoming coffee
cafe friends with a hearing man, who knew no ASL in the past.
He has been learning ASL – for one reason, to chat with
Jerry on any topic, even politics! They also use gestures
and write notes.

 

— disagreement on best ways for police to deal with deaf

The Connecticut subcommittee of the Police Transparency and
Accountability Task Force wanted to find best ways for the
police to deal with the deaf during traffic stops. They
created a list of recommendations. Yet there were
disagreements among the subcommittee members! The vote
was for approval, yet disagreements have continued.

 

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— hearing aid taken away from a deaf prisoner

It may not be safe for the deaf in Belarus, which
is a dictatorship nation. He was accused of
insulting the government and asking for calls
of violence. He was given a 2-year prison
sentance and the officials seized his hearing
aid and refused to return it despite repeated
pleas.

 

— obit says deaf man was General Motors’ first deaf employee

There was an obit of a deaf man and it said he was the
first deaf employee at General Motors. This is a puzzling
comment – because in the past when automobile was the king,
many deaf people were employed at auto manufacturing
plants across the nation, including the Detroit area
and other rust belt areas.

 

— restaurant closed, but a new one opens

Deaf chef Darren Weiss has closed up his
popular restaurant Darren’s in Manhattan
Beach, CA after a 12-year run. He has turned
around and started a newer restaurant – Fox
and Farrow in the same locale. Closing
restaurants but opening up newer ones is what
well-known and popular chefs do and Darren
is no exception. If he is questioned about
his qualifications, he is a graduate of Culinary
Institute of America in New York.

 

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DeafDigest – 01 September 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – September 1, 2021

— old films thrown away by movie studios

Lon Chaney, a Coda, performed in great
silent films. His acting skills were the best
among these silent film actors. Where can
we find Chaney’s old films? Possibly some gone for
good, thanks to movie studio executives who
had no plans for future showings! Speaking
of Chaney, it is very possible that he learned
his acting skills (facial expressions, mime,
body language, etc) from his Coda parents
while growing up.

 

— a long way to make a voice 911 call

A deaf person, wanting to make a voice
911 call, traveled from his home
to his mother’s home. Both towns were
about 30-35 miles apart. DeafDigest
editor is puzzled – he could have
used the relay service to save him
traveling time and distance!

 

— minor and unimportant deaf role

Deaf actors struggle to get acting roles,
be it movies or TV sitcoms or theatrical
plays. And when they finally get a role,
it is so unimportant, so short, so small,
so minor that the audience immediately
forgets his appearance! A deaf actor,
appearing on a TV sitcom, warned
DeafDigest editor about it. That if
DeafDigest editor’s eyeblinked he would
miss the deaf actor’s cameo appearance.

 

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