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DeafDigest – 31 October 2021

DeafDigest Gold – October 31, 2021

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Old Fogey

Wrong Convention

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-wrong-convention/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-bar-bouncers/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreter-for-deaf-video-or-in-person/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfectscore/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/boycewilliams/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf woman has quite a few hearing friends.
One of them invited her to go out with them
at a restaurant.

She declined, afraid of communication issues
in a group talk. Since then, she has agonized
over her decision, afraid that her hearing
friends would no longer invite her to go
out with them.

…………..

AstroAccess has been conducting space travel
tests for individuals that are either deaf or
disabled. One test for the deaf is a specially-
designed lighting systems.

……….

Kelly Lundell is a candidate for Cherokee, Iowa
school board of directors. She is the owner
of Keva Boutique in downtown Cherokee. She is
also deaf. Will she win? There are two open seats
and there are three candidates, meaning one
candidate is the odd person out.

……………….

Nyle DiMarco is writing an autobiography – only
that it is taking four years to complete this
task. The title is – Deaf Utopia: A Memoir and
a Love Letter to a Way of Life.

……………….

An ENT told a mother of a deaf son
that his hearing aid would be a waste
of money unless his grades improved!
This comment devastated the deaf
boy (at that time at the age of 10)
until he waited until he was 21 to
get around to getting his own hearing
aid!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A JOB-HUNTING FRUSTRATION
A deaf man, with a college degree in Computer Science,
was a frustrated job hunter.
At one computer firm, he took the exam and got a
perfect score with no errors.
He was introduced to the company Human Resources
person. That person knew sign language; he learned
signs as a former dormitory counselor at a residential
school for the deaf.
A deaf man with a perfect exam score and a Human
Resources man that knows ASL. This should be great
news for the deaf job hunter.
But the company did not offer him a job! This
deaf man later found a new job but it was not with
computers.

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

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BOYCE WILLIAMS WAS STOPPED
In the 1950’s and 1960’s, the most powerful deaf man in
USA was Boyce Williams.
He worked for the old Health, Education and Welfare
cabinet in the Federal government. He started the
National Theatre of the Deaf, the Registry of Interpreters
for the Deaf, Captioned Films for the Deaf, Sign Language
program at NAD, the National Leadership Training Program
at CSUN, NTID and others.
Suddenly, he lost his power. Why? Because his boss
was Mary E. Switzer. She had a lot of power and
allowed Boyce to follow his ideas. She retired,
and there was no one to work with Boyce.
As a result, we have not gotten too many new
programs for the deaf since 1970’s.

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

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DeafDigest – 30 October 2021

DeafDigest Blue – October 31, 2021

Blue Edition
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-soccer-oral-versus-asl/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cart-with-interview/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Australia’s Northern Territory, or better known as
Outback, lacks even just one full time interpreter
to cover these deaf residents. This hopefully will
change as there is new funding to hire one full
time interpreter,

……..

Hand signals for deaf that work outdoors?

There was a long story about hand signals being
used by the deaf when they work outdoor such as
operating heavy equipment or working with dogs
that guide sheep.

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Deep River Congregational Church, Madison, CT, has
been conducting annual tours of its cemetery.
The tour guide has made it a point to show a
special grave – of the first minister of the church
to work with the deaf.

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On and off; on and off and so on

it is the story of Channel 4 in UK, which took
down its captions, citing technical difficulties.

It was put up again only to be taken down
a day later, still vague with explanation
of technical difficulties.

British deaf has exploded with fury.

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An interpreting fraud case has surface
in Denmark. A group of deaf fraudsters
have billed the government for interpreting
services that was never done. This matter
is now in the courts.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CONFUSION ABOUT ADA
From time to time DeafDigest receives email from
subscribers that want the address of ADA!
ADA address? ADA is a law; it is not a federal
agency.
Lack of understanding is sad. ADA became a law in
1990. It is 18 years ago, yet a few people still think
it is a government agency.

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

note: this is an old video; ADA is not 18 years
ago!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person says Zoe (a name we almost have
never hearing of)

You think the hearing person said Joe.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A FAMOUS SINGER USES SIGN LANGUAGE
One famous singer uses sign language at home.
He is not deaf, and his wife is not deaf.
Then why does he use sign language to
communicate with his wife?
Because he wants to save his voice for
singing; he is afraid that if talks too much,
it will hurt his voice.
DeafDigest does not know if he signs in
ASL or with gestures and body language!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Realtime technology allows court reporters to instantly convert their
stenographic notes into English text. The National Court Reporters
Association (NCRA) also offers a certification that tests a candidate’s
ability to write realtime dictation.

In order to be eligible to sit for the Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR)
examination, a candidate must already be a Registered Professional
Reporter (RPR). According to NCRA, a Certified Realtime Reporter is a
Registered Professional Reporter who possesses the knowledge, skill, and
ability to produce accurate, simultaneous translation and display of live
proceedings.

The CRR examination consists of an online skills test: The candidates must
set up and operate their equipment, accurately write realtime for five
minutes from professionally recorded testimony/Q&A material at the speed
of 200 words per minute, and upload their realtime files to the test site.

Candidates are only graded on their final, submitted files, and they must
have a minimum first-pass accuracy rate of 96%.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Bruce Bedford that
departed us. While he was deaf he was never part of the
Deaf Community. Anyway he was a professional photographer
for 40 years for the Carroll County Independent and the
Conway Daily Sun, two small town newspapers in New Hampshire.
His bosses allowed him to roam elsewhere to take pictures
that he felt were the best fit for these newspapers.
He was one of the few full time newspaper photographers
as most newspaper budgets would not allow full timers in
this profession!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Zimbabwe has come up with a sign language dictionary
which is quite an accomplishment. Reason is that
different sign languages exist in the country.
And the dictionary tries to involve these different
signs for the same word. This project involved deaf
leaders from different parts of the nation. And it
took a year for their efforts to bear fruit.

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DeafDigest – 29 October 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 29, 2021

— golf course architect

Ben Stephens, who is deaf, is a golf course
architect. He just gave a presentation on
golf course design at a meeting of the
European Institute of Golf Course Architects
in Wales. It was in sign language. He probably
is not the first deaf golf course architect.
That honor goes to Charles Crowe who bought
the land, designed and built with his own
bulldozer a 280-acre land into a Skiqwaqui
Golf Course in North Carolina in the 2000’s.
Skiqwaqui, however, was a 9-hole course, not
a customary 18-hole course.

 

— photoshopping a hearing aid out of a picture

Should hearing aids be photoshpped out of a picture?
A student, with hearing aids, was photoshopped out
of it during a class photo session with a local
photographer. The parents are angry about it,
saying their son’s hearing aids are nothing to
be ashamed of!

 

— preferring subtitles over captions

Which is more preferable – captions
or subtitles. DeafDigest editor thinks
it does not matter to the deaf as long as
they are able to follow what is being said
on the screen. But it also seems that,
according to a survey, that hearing people
prefer subtitles!

 

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

10/24/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 28 October 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 28, 2021

— almost same as ravioli

Many people love to eat ravioli. There
is a dish that is almost same, but not
quite so. It is Pierogi, and it is
a pasta dumplings with unique fillings.
A restaurant in Royal Oak, Michigan
serves up Pierogies. The owner is
deaf, and the restaurant is named
Gosia’s Pierogies.

 

— mocking the deaf, arrested and then charges dismissed

Two young women, riding a bus, mocked a deaf
passenger for her deafness. They were arrested
on hate crime. Yet, the court dismissed the
case as the prosecutor declined to file formal
charges. Why? Just ask the prosecutor, not in USA
but in Great Britain!

 

— McDonald’s plays games with frustrated deaf customer

A deaf woman drove up to McDonald’s in Marlin, Texas.
There was a sign that asks the deaf to just drive up
to the order window to place their orders instead of
using the voice kiosk. She did exactly that only to
be told to drive around to go to the order window
again and again and again. She has filed a complaint
with the management, which said they are “looking”
into the incident(s).

 

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

10/24/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

 

 

DeafDigest – 27 October 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 27, 2021

— eating alligators

Do deaf people like to eat alligators? DeafDigest
editor ate a serving of alligator and it was
delicious and he kept coming for more the
following day. The Deaf Alligator Roast has
become a new annual Deaf Event at a privately
owned campground in Florida, where alligators
are aplenty.

 

— Disabili-tea, as a new phrase

A deaf student attending hearing college
in one of these New England states,
has come up with a new phrase to
describe his deafness. it is
Disabili-tea. It stands for
inaccessibility, ableism and
continuous description of what
disability is all about. Will it
win over these hearing people?
Why did he pick a hearing college
instead of Gallaudet or RIT? He
simply felt he can do better mingling
with the hearing instead of with the
deaf!

 

— a weird interpreteing situation

As a kid, a Coda once interpreted for his deaf
father when a stranger rang the flashing
door button. He was soliciting donations
for Greenpeace. Flustered by the appearance
of the Coda who totally had no idea of
what was being discussed and the father
who got more confused, the Greenpeace
person showed them a can of green peas
hoping they would understand what he
was talking about. They didn’t understand
and the Greenpeace person left and moved
on to the next house. It was only until
later when they realized the stranger
tried to explain he was working for Greenpeace!

 

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

10/24/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 26 October 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 26, 2021

— deaf mechanic’s unusual method

Yesterday’s DeafDigest mentioned a deaf
mechanic that solves engine problems that
hearing mechanics couldn’t. Here is
another one – a deaf mechanic that
worked with diesel engines. He was
high in demand by auto repair shops
in Midland, Texas and around West
Texas. He would use a broomstick
with the brush cut off. One end would
touch the vibrating engine; the other
end would touch his cheekbones! Tracking
down the problem, he would immediately get
the engine fixed.

 

— Prime Minister tries to push interpreter away

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Prime Minister was
giving a speech at a press conference, and in the
process, tried to push the interpreter out of
the way, but the interpreter resisted. This
Prime Minister then issued an apology but the
damage was done.

 

— ASL-speaking emergency alert devices

Do emergency alert devices use ASL? There is
a new such device that is being used in
Austin, Texas and Travis County. It is
called the Accessible Hazard Alert System.
Does it show captions for the benefit of
many, many deaf people that don’t use
ASL? It was not mentioned in their
press release.

 

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

10/24/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 25 October 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 25, 2021

— Five greatest ASL movies

The Hollywood Insider has listed
five greatest ASL movies. These are:

Switched at Birth – (2011-2017)

Children of a Lesser God – (1986)

A Quiet Place – (2018)

Hush – (2016)

Sound of Metal – (2019)

Did the Insider overlook other great
ASL movies? Or that is it?

 

 

— the old deaf auto mechanic

A hearing driver had a problem with his
car that he couldn’t fix. He complained about
it with his friend. The friend recommended
an old deaf mechanic at a run-down garage
located on the other side of town. He tried
a nearby hearing mechanic who couldn’t fix
and gave up. He then went to the run-down
garage. The old deaf mechanic, who couldn’t
talk, had the car fixed. So, is it a choice
between hearing mechanic listening for motor
noises or a deaf mechanic that feels the
vibrations?

 

— AMC accused of an afterthought with captions

Did AMC add captions as an afterthought on
behalf of the deaf? The dictionary said
afterthought means an issue that is added
after an original decision (not to caption)
was made? DeafDigest worries that if captioned
movies are not shown during prime hours, then
attendance may be low. Deaf people have jobs
or chores or errands that may cause them to
miss early hours captions!

 

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

10/24/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 24 October 2021

DeafDigest Gold – October 17, 2021

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Old Fogey

Interpreting Hazard

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-interpreting-hazard/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-scaryincident/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-angry-voices/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-bar-bouncers/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreter-for-deaf-video-or-in-person/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The offices with the government of Ireland are just
unaware that there is an Irish Sign Language Act.
As a result, the officials do nothing to push for
and to promote their national sign language.

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What is reasonable accommodation? What is undue hardship?
Such phrases lead to confusion among employers and as
a result, they may not hire the deaf! Do they hire
ADA consultants?

Probably not!

……….

Yossi Ben-Atar, an Israeli radio talk show host,
insulted deaf Knesset member Shirley Pinto, saying
she is dim-witted, cannot speak, stupid, etc.

As a result, the radio show office suspended him.

……………….

In Wales, an interpreter that really does not know
proper sign language, signed so badly that quickly
after the presentation, she was quickly fired.

……………….

A professor in a junior college in Ventura, California
was caught on video criticizing a deaf student
for not responding to his classroom questions.
Instead of being fired, he is still teaching!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BOUNCERS IN BARS
Many bars have bouncers. They have two roles – not allow
underage kids to enter the bars; and to keep peace in the bar
when drunk people want to fight.
Have we had any deaf bouncers? There have been several
deaf bouncers – now and in the past. DeafDigest editor knows
of two deaf bouncers – one was a 285-lb former Gallaudet
football player; the other was the famous deaf fighter
Matt Hamill!
Deaf bouncers can do their job by using gestures.

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

VIDEO INTERPRETER OR INTERPRETER IN PERSON?

Sometimes deaf people use video interpreters.
Sometimes deaf people use interpreters in person.
Why sometimes video and sometimes in person?
All depends.
With a video interpreter, a deaf person cannot
try to depend on him to help him with other things.
But with an in-person interpreter, some deaf people
are tempted to ask him to help him with other
things.
Both video and in-person interpreters are not
supposed to “help” the deaf person – just interpret
and nothing else!

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

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DeafDigest – 23 October 2021

DeafDigest Blue – October 24, 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

USAID will work with Department of Education
TV network to train deaf scriptwriters
and deaf teacher-broadcasters

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Marlee Matlin is being given the Humanitarian Award
by the Locations Managers Guild International. It is
a honor to her efforts to support deaf actors with
their roles.

……..

A TV network, popular with the British deaf, has
continued to be uncaptioned. The network said
it suffered an outage and to this day, remains
broken.

………..

A hearing person, who is a Cajun, said there is
a joke among other Cajuns that they cannot
talk without using their hands! Sign language or
just gesticulating?

……….

There waa a question that asked what to do
when your interpreter is bad? It all depends
on the situation. Some situations you can
just walk out. Some situations you just can’t!

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ORAL SCHOOL VS ASL SCHOOL IN SOCCER

About twenty years ago there was a soccer game
between Rhode Island School for the Deaf and Clarke
School for the Deaf.

This game was interesting because Rhode Island players
used ASL while Clarke players communicated orally.

The Rhode Island school invited the Clarke team to a
dinner after the game. The Clarke coach had his team
sit away far away from the Rhode Island group. The
Clarke players were not allowed to communicate with the
Rhode Island players.

Weird? Yes.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person can say – this is Miss Mutter

The deaf person can think hearing person said
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A JOB INTERVIEW
This is a true story. DeafDigest will not mention
the person’s name or location to save that person
embarrassment.
This deaf person applied for a job at an agency
serving the deaf. That deaf person is skilled in
signing ASL, and also skilled in understanding ASL.
That person did not get the job. Why? Because
he required CART services during the interview.
It was an insult to the interview panel because
there already was an interpreter.
So, if you are looking for a job, just be careful
with requesting accommodations to make sure it is
appropriate.

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

The highest level of certification for court reporters offered by the
National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is the Registered Diplomate
Reporter (RDR). According to NCRA, “this certification program was
developed to allow high-level, seasoned reporters to distinguish
themselves as members of the profession’s elite.” In its comprehensive
analysis of the profession, Hay Management Consultants referred to the RDR
as the epitome of excellence among court reporters.

In order to be eligible to sit for the RDR examination, the candidate must
be a Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) and have five current and continuous
years of membership in the National Court Reporters Association commencing
with Participating or Registered member status.

The RDR Exam consists of a 120-question, multiple-choice Written Knowledge
Test that focuses on four areas that come from the RDR Job Analysis:
technology (42%), industry practices (22%), NCRA, professionalism, and
ethics (19%), and business practices (17%).

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A woman, whose two brothers are deaf, was
flabbergasted by a $200,000 cell phone bill.
Normally the monthly bill is around $175.00
as the two brothers are under her plan. But
when both brothers vacationed in Canada, they
never bothered to update their plan to international
data plan. As a result, thanks to excessive text
messages and video viewings, the bill jumped to
$200,000. With a big and generous heart, T-Mobile
reduced it to $2,500 but the sister has to pay it
off within six months.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Even though pro wrestling is a fake, many people love to
watch it just for laughs. We’ve had a number of deaf pro
wrestlers over the years. But there may be a first – a deaf
American pro wrestler versus a deaf Japanese pro wrestler.
It was announced that deaf pro wrestler Louis Long, Buffalo,
NY, who wrestles under the name of The Silent Warrior will
oppose a deaf Japanese wrestler (his name not known yet)
on November 26,2011 at the Ontario Convention Center in
California.

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DeafDigest – 22 October 2021

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— Lauren Ridloff’s secret

Deaf actress Lauren Ridloff is the star
of the Makkari role in the Eternals
program. Her secret? She never
auditiohed for that role! She
simply was asked to come and to join

 

— establishing an Army worldwide network

Francis Bourne, a quiet person, was well-known
in the Frederick, MD deaf community. What was
not so well known according to his obit
was that he helped “establish the U.S. Army
Intelligence and Security Command’s presence
around the globe” and additionally he
served as the only deaf civilian computer
programmer with that Army network.

 

— episode with no voice

Theo had an episode that was without
voice years back. Reason was to honor
a deaf actor that appeared in it.
Veteran actors talked about it and
they felt it was a great gesture to
honor deaf actors that play deaf roles.

 

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DeafDigest – 21 October 2021

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— Deaf Steve at the restaurant bar

Some years back, Steve and his group of
deaf friends entered a crowded restaurant.
Steve volunteered to sign up on the waiting
list as Deaf Steve on behalf of the deaf
group. They entered the bar area for some
beers while waiting to be called up for
the restaurant table. The clueless hostess
did not realize it was the deaf group,
under the name of Deaf Steve. Fortunately
a hard of hearing person caught the name
“Deaf Steve” that was shouted several times
and saved the night for the deaf group.

 

— hotel chain says no to deaf

A group of deaf travelers wanted to stay at
Sleep Inn but were turned away. No reason
was given. Looking back years ago deaf
people were banned from checking in by
several hotel chains. Reason? A deaf
softball team won the national championship
and out of joy, they wrecked several hotel
rooms. Word got around nationally leading
to the ban. It was lifted after some time.

 

— a new phrase for deaf actors playing small roles

Many deaf actors play one-scene minor roles.
There is a new name for these such deaf actors.
It is sideline role. Is that new name a fact
or an insult to our outstanding deaf actors
that Hollywood won’t cast?

 

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DeafDigest – 20 October 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 20, 2021

— no exhibit on deaf

DeafDigest editor, on vacation, toured the
Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
There were many special exhibits. One
example is Women in Baseball. An exhibit
on the deaf – zero. We have Dummy Hoy,
Dummy Taylor, Dick Sipek, Curtis
Pride, etc, but nothing on them.
Only reference to the deaf was a
Dummy Taylor baseball card which is
hard to find. Deaf players made huge
contributions but the Hall ignores them.

 

— deaf in important medical job

Zach Featherstone, who is deaf, is a
pediatrician at the University of Nevada
Las Vegas School of Medicine. A
pediatrician does not always take care
of babies and younger children;
that person also takes care of
teenagers up to age 18, which
could be difficult years for them
growing up!

 

— special needs wording is a joke

An activist said:

We Should Stop Labelling Persons With Special Needs

He is correct. Deaf people are human with
hearing issues. Hearing people also have
their own issues!

 

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DeafDigest – 19 October 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 19, 2021

— last name is Deaf

There was a big auto rally race in Spain.
The last name of one of the competitors
was Deaf. His first name was just
abbreviated as C. Interestingly
enough, one other competitor was
Dani Sordo. The last name Sordo –
means deaf in Spanish. Did the
writer get both names mixed up?

 

— lying and forgery

Kenny Cheong Chyuan Lih, a police officer,
was accused of forging accident statements
from families of victims. One such victim
was a deaf driver who was hit by another
vehicle and died in hospital. His sister,
who was deaf, was mentioned in the accident
report. This deaf woman never said anything
and said she was never interviewed by
the police officer. For these reasons
the police officer was suspended. It
took place in Singapore.

 

— the Corn Maze

There is a Corn Maze in Allenport,
Pennsylvania. It is owned by Tim
Jackson, and it is 8-acres, part of the
100-acre farm plot. Tim is deaf, but
does not use ASL. On first day
130 people showed up; 80 people
showed up on second day, which
was competing with the Steelers
that played that day!

 

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DeafDigest – 18 October 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 18, 2021

— strange wording from AMC Theatres

AMC Theatres made this strange announcement:

they would permanently offer some Open Captions
each week.

Why not just permanently offer all open captions
instead of some?

 

— catfish and the deaf

Do we have deaf catfish farmers? There is one –
Emmanuel Isado, who owns and operates his own
Catfish Farms and Enterprises. According to
the Ministry of Agriculture, he is to be
praised for growing this such a farm.

 

— a former terp that became a Hollywood regular

Camryn Manheim is a former interpreter that
has become a success in Hollywood. She has
agreed that deaf roles should never be played
by hearing actors!

 

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DeafDigest – 17 October 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Do Halloween costumes make fun of the deaf?

An insider said:

Yes, it does. Past films such as Star Wars,
Joker, Phantom of The Opera, The Witches
and Captain Hook make fun of the disabled,
and in some cases, the deaf!

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Hey, where are the interpreters?

This what the angry deaf people of Australia
is screaming.

Dominic Perrottet, the premier of New South Wales
gave a speech at a press conference – and it was
not interpreted!

The deaf people are already making a big stink
out of it.

……….

Deaf people have complained about asking for
assistance only to find no one believes
them. As a result, they do not get help
that they need.

This is what one deaf activist said.

……………….

AirPods becoming a trend, replacing traditional
hearing aids? Apple is pushing for it. The
advantage is that it saves money by not requiring
purchase of batteries for the hearing aid.

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Omnium Circus, which tours USA has a deaf clown
that uses ASL.

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A SCARY INCIDENT
A deaf person lived with his hearing family members
in a house.
One morning, a stranger knocked on the door. A
hearing family member yelled “please open the door and
come in.”
The deaf person did not know that a family member
was yelling – and was surprised to see a stranger
come into the house.
Thinking the hearing person came in uninvited,
the deaf person threw him out of the house.
It was not realized until few hours later that
there was a big deaf-hearing misunderstanding.

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HEARING PERSON ANGRY OR NOT ANGRY?
A hearing person, listening to someone’s voice, will know
if the other hearing person is angry or not.
When a hearing person talks “rough” the deaf person may think
the hearing person is angry. Not always, there are many hearing
people that talk rough but are not really angry!
Often very hard to tell.

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DeafDigest – 16 October 2021

DeafDigest Blue – October 17, 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

comment from a hard of hearing senior-citizen attorney:

I have hearing impairment; if I have problems, I think
I can find a much younger attorney to work with me
in the court room.

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A big event is coming up in Austin, Texas in May
2022 – the First Deaf Authors Book Festival.
25 authors of recent book on deafness and of the
deaf, will feature their works and answer
questions on how they got their books published
and what their topics are all about.

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says a deaf farmer:

Deafness not a disability in agriculture

This is correct. We have had deaf farmers
specializing in beef cattle, others in
crops and another in potatoes, and so on.

………..

A business consultant advised that small businesses
should caption its videos to make it accessible
to the deaf.

Does the business consultant realize that do-it-yourself
captioning is time consuming and it is best left to the
pros as opposed to asking an employee to do it!

……….

Sprouts is a supermarket in Colorado. A deaf woman
applied for a position as cashier but was told
she did not qualify but suggested she apply for
a job in the bakery department. She applied but
was told she had to hear an oven buzzer. She
asked what would that have to do with her
deafness. The manager would not respond – she
filed a lawsuit and won – plus an apology
from Sprouts management.

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DEAF IN DANGEROUS JOBS
Many jobs in the world are dangerous. Carelessness
on these jobs can kill these people.
Do we have deaf people in dangerous jobs? Yes.
We have had deaf cops, deaf people in the military,
a deaf spy, a deaf movie stuntsperson, deaf firemen,
deaf professional football player, a deaf car racer,
a deaf cowboy in rodeos, etc, etc.
If you feel we have no deaf people in dangerous
jobs, you are wrong!

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Lip reading tale

Try lipreading the last name – Schneider

Also try lipreading the last name – Snyder

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WRONG SPY
This is a true story. During World War I years, a deaf
person wanted to use the telephone to communicate with
a hearing person.
He tapped on the telephone receiver with a pencil.
The hearing person would listen to the number of taps
to know what he is saying in a coded language.
The federal agents thought the deaf person was a
World War I spy and they arrested him. They realized
it was just a telephone communication between the
deaf and the hearing, and they let him go free.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

After obtaining the entry-level certification of the Registered
Professional Reporter (RPR), a court reporter may then be eligible to take
the Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) examination.

According to the National Court Reporters Association, “a merit-level
reporter is one who demonstrates the knowledge, skill, and ability to
report complex, technical proceedings; produces timely verbatim
transcripts using state-of-the-art technology; keeps abreast of all
reporter-related terminology and technologies; and has a working knowledge
of basic reporter-related management techniques.”

The RMR examination includes a skills portion consisting of a dictation
test at speeds higher than the RPR examination. The RMR candidates are
tested on literary matter at 200 words per minute, jury charge at 240
words per minute, and testimony at 260 words per minute. The reporter must
obtain a 95% accuracy rate on each of the three parts in order to pass.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

It was mentioned in DeafDigest a while ago that a State Peter
is robbing a State Paul over cash reserves. This refers to the
Alabama Dual Party Relay Board being upset over the state
trying to take the money away from them to pay for state
educational needs. This squabble has led to a lawsuit filed
this week. At stake is an ever-growing pot of 15 cents paid
per month by each landline customer, originally earmarked for
the state relay service needs. It is a cash cow of approximately
30 million dollars that the state has its eyes on!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Do not trivialize Gallaudet University. This is what Gallaudet
students are saying. This is in reference to the efforts of the
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to change the
name of the metro stop from New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U
to New York Ave-NoMa with Gallaudet as a subtitle. The
students are requesting that the station be named NoMa-Gallaudet U.

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DeafDigest – 15 October 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 15, 2021

— a personal theft

What is Sudden Deafness? It is going to bed
as a hearing person, and waking up as deaf
person. Or chatting on the telephone as a
hearing person and hanging up, thinking
phone went dead. And so on. A victim of
Sudden Deafness said it is personal theft.

 

— traveling while deaf compared to traveling while hearing

Is there a difference between traveling while deaf as
compared to traveling while hearing? A world traveler
is trying to find out while “posing” as a deaf
traveler. Interesting!

— the deaf and the self-defense

People need to defend themselves against
violent attackers. It is unfortuate.
A group – eDeaf is now teaching self
defense with the deaf.

 

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DeafDigest – 14 October 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 14, 2021

— the clean-up

A deaf person, part of a clean-up crew in his
home town after a hurricane, felt it was an
opportunity for him to find employment
once the cleaning up is done. He may find
employment if employers notice him outperforming
hearing people in the clean up crew.

 

— a surprise cousin

Helen Keller had a future cousin, a surprise,
that is deaf. It is Millicent Simmonds, the
actress with the “A Quiet Place” film, is
a distant cousin of Keller, though few
generations apart. And to make things more
interesting, she is playing a deaf-blind
role in the upcoming film – Helen & Teacher.
Should the casting director have cast a
deaf-blind address instead of a fully-sighted
deaf actress? 

 

— the NIH priority

The National Institutes of Health has a new
priority with the deaf – to make sure
cancer health is taught in the Deaf
Community.

 

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— a big mistake for deaf student wanting to learn ASL

A deaf student was faced with a choice – to attend
George Washington University (GWU), in DC or to attend
Gallaudet. She chose GWU, thinking she could pick up
ASL by taking ASL classes and by visiting Gallaudet,
hoping to hang out with students, and picking up
ASL here and there. She immediately regretted her choice.
Why stay at GWU? She said their’ political science program
was the best in the nation, and it was her goal to
get involved with politics after graduation. But
is GWU political science classes that really better
than Gallaudet? DeafDigest editor thinks it is not
always that so.

 

— Superintendent resigns at Atlanta Area School for the Deaf

It was politics that gave Lisa Buckner her job as superintendent
of Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, despite her lack of
knowledge about the deaf and of deafness. Uproar forced
her to resign. The State Schools Director said it was
her choice, not his choice to get out of the job. He
also said students, staff, and community members would
“again” be allowed input on the next deaf superintendent.
What bothers DeafDigest editor is one word – “again”
Would have been OK if it is again, but not “again”

 

 

— missing out on subtitles

Captions are shown on American films; subtitles
are shown on non-English speaking films. This
being said, a student, that studies different
cultures, explained that subtitles do not
catch everything such as different numbering
systems and different meanings from one
word or one phrase. And also subtitles may
not be able to catch up with long conversational
sentences. And so on. It does not mean
subtitles are better than captions; just
means there are pros and cons! Also involved
are personal preferences.

 

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DeafDigest – 12 October 2021

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— anti-CART professor

A nightmare for some deaf students that attend
hearing colleges are professors that hate
CART, and would not allow it in their classrooms.
Making things humiliating is that one anti-CART
professor gave the deaf student an A grade
on one condition – that he skip classes for
the remainder of the semester! This very same
professor was so rude to the CART operator
that she quit after just one class. Is there
an option? Yes – just go to Gallaudet or
NTID/RIT!

 

— acting career instead of police career

For a deaf person, which is preferable, an
acting career or a police career? Marlee
Matlin, as a young woman, enrolled at Harper
College, taking classes in Law Enforcement
and Justice Administration, aiming for
a career as a police officer. Yes, she got
sidetracked but rest is history!

 

— asking a question of a body language expert

There are many, many hearing people, both pros
and amateurs, that study body language. The
question would be:

is there such a thing as Deaf Body Language?

DeafDigest editor says yes; can tell if the
person is hearing or deaf by watching the
body language – but would the hearing
person know?

 

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DeafDigest – 11 October 2021

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— cruel act by some council members

In a small Wisconsin town, the members of the
council did not like one hard of hearing person.
He was giving the council a hard time on many
issues, some big, some small. On some of the
issues, the council members would slightly
move the microphone away from them, preventing
the hard of hearing person from catching, with
his hearing aid, what was being said. This
went away when he filed a lawsuit, that reached
settlement.

 

— 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and fifth times

A deaf person used the voice relay to order some
food from a carry out place. The owner hung up
five times. Fed up, the deaf person went to the
carry out place and confronted the manager. He
thought it was a scam. This deaf person is taking
her business elsewhere, even though the manager
apologized repeatedly!

 

— valued deaf employee in a dangerous business

David Pirl is deaf, and uses CI to communicate
with hearing employees and also reads lips and
knows ASL. For that reason, the family-owned
business employees can use signs to communicate
with him. That dangerous business is the
Blue Ridge Tree Service (PA), owned by David’s
brother. The tree cutters must avoid power
lines and moving these fallen trees away
from the highways, etc. It also helps
that David is a master mechanic, always
fixing up machinery and power equipment
that needs repairs. Yes, he also works on trees.

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

More old time silent films for the deaf?

The long-forgotten, long-lost “The First Degree”
silent movie was discovered in a Peoria, Illinois
storage closet. After some work to make these
digital updates, it will be shown in public.

In these days, the deaf probably loved silents
more than the hearing!

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Activists are now asking this question:

Why isn’t sign language universal and mandatory to learn?

DeafDigest says people cannot be forced to learn a
language that they don’t want to learn!

……….

What does hearing impairment mean?

A state educational agency said:

it is either permanent or fluctuating

permanent? Yes.

fluctuating, yes, but not that really too many
of such people. DeafDigest editor knows maybe
just a couple of acquaintances with this type
of fluctuating hearing impairment. In both
cases these individuals chose to stay with
the Deaf Community

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most deaf-aware county?

This is what Cumbria, a county in United
Kingdom has become the goal of the Cumbria Deaf
Association to make their county the most
deaf-aware in the nation. Hope it all succeeds.

……………:….

a sad comment in a newspaper interview.

The interviewee said:
I felt ashamed to have a deaf son

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THESE DEAF-WARNING TRAFFIC SIGNS
Many of us see these “Deaf Child” signs while
driving our cars.
Are there really deaf children around? In one
Maryland neighborhood, a “Deaf Child” sign was
posted when the deaf child was about 3 or 4 years
old. That was about 30 years ago.
This sign is still there even though the
“deaf child” grew up to become an adult, graduated
from Gallaudet, got married and moved out to a
different neighborhood!

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A PERFECT SPEECH TRICK
Many deaf people cannot speak well. But many
hearing people think some of these deaf people can speak very well.
There is a trick. Some words are difficult to be pronounced; some
words are easily pronounced. The smart deaf person would communicate
with the hearing by only using words that are easy to pronounce,
and by avoiding hard to pronounce words.
Growing up in New York, DeafDigest editor graduated from Charles Evans
Hughes High School. It was hard to pronounce the high school name.
Luckily, the high school changed its name from Textile HS to Charles
Evans Hughes High School.
Many people knew about the old Textile HS, and it was much easier
to pronounce Textile than to pronounce Charles Evans Hughes.
This is the pronunciation trick that fooled hearing people.

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People Share The Pandemic Effects We Don’t Talk About – BuzzFeed

deaf people share the pandemic effects that hearing people
don’t talk about!

This is what one headline said.

……..

Apparel and homeware retail giant The Foschini Group
(South Africa) will be hiring about 50 deaf people
for factory jobs. Just hope there are opportunities
for the to move up the ranks in due time.

……..

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera, of African nation Malawi
said he will make sure there is total inclusivity of
deaf people. Will he, or is it just a political promise?

………..

Albert Francis Capone, Jr is the deaf son of legendary
gangster Al Capone.

The son was written up in a newspaper story, saying
he worked as an apprentice printer, tire distributor,
and owner of a restaurant.

It was also mentioned that he graduated from
the University of Miami.

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Deaf Hawaiians once had their own Hawaii Sign Language.
It is dying and in danger of becoming extinct. Trying
to prevent it from happening is efforts of a small group
led by Linda Yuen Lambrecht.

Story said:
For last remaining users, it’s a race against time.

Same fate facing Maritimes Sign Language used by
old timers that live in the extreme eastern part of
Canada, by the waters.

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REALLY DEAF OR FAKING DEAFNESS?
There are a few Codas that sign very smooth ASL,
and tell people they are deaf.
But many deaf people think they are hearing and
try to fool us as being deaf.
Why? Always a mystery.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person may say Thai  (as in Thai food)

and the deaf person may think it is tie

both are pronounced the same.

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A LOST DEAF CELL PHONE
When a hearing loses his cell phone in his
home, he uses another telephone to ring up the
number. When he hears the ring, he tries to locate
the lost cell phone.
When a deaf person loses his cell phone, it is
too bad!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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note:
This is an old video. Times have changed.
There are apps on your laptop to help locate
your misplaced cell phone (iPhone)

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

The entry-level certification for court reporters is the Registered
Professional Reporter (RPR). An RPR possesses the knowledge, skills, and
ability to produce a verbatim record of proceedings and basic knowledge of
reporter-related terminology and technology.

The nationally recognized RPR examination includes a three-part skills
test and a Written Knowledge Test (WKT). The skills portion of the exam is
a dictation test of literary matter at 180 words per minute, jury charge
at 200 words per minute, and testimony at 225 words per minute. The
reporter must obtain a 95% accuracy rate in each of these three parts in
order to pass.

The WKT portion additionally tests those areas of knowledge needed to
perform the duties of a court reporter, such as reporting procedures,
transcript production, operating practices, and professional issues and
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DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Susan Tiller,
who departed us. She founded the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Center of Corpus Christi, TX. After retiring
in 2005 as the director, she came back in 2009 to
help her agency pull through hard economic times.
She was extremely supportive of ASL and steered
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There are many different programs, different themes and
different performances that help create sign language
(and deafness) awareness. A new one is this – a photograph
of 26 famous Irish hearing individuals, each one showing
an alphabet letter sign from A to Z. The photograph was
taken to create awareness of the Irish Sign Language.
It is being shown at the Signs of Life showing at the
Filmbase in Dublin’s Temple Bar.

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 8, 2021

— the deaf and the Holiday season

Many deaf people hate the Holiday Season
even though it is supposed to be happy
moments and fun to take part in. It is
that when hearing family members celebrate,
the deaf are left out. This is what the
Harris Poll surveyed, saying nearly 45
percent of the deaf hate such seasons.

 

— Mad scientist Kirk Langstrom

Kirk Langstrom, a comic book scientist,
and also as a villain, wanted to develop
a serum to help fix his sister’s deafness.
Like with these other Frankensteins, he
has become a bat/human (Man-Bat), on
path to destroying himself. Want to read
that comic book? Well, it appeared in
these early seventies comics before
being written off.

 

— a turbocharger rebuilding company

the Turbocharger helps heavy duty
vehicles travel long distances and
at high speeds – with no damage.
Somewher in Quebec is a deaf-owned
turbocharger rebuilding company.
Yes, it involved plenty of tests
to make sure all goes well by
these deaf technicians.

 

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— elite law firms are accused

There was a story of elite law firms that do not
hire deaf attorneys. Yes, a few do, but most don’t.
For that reason, Facebook, HP, and Novartis
and other huge corporations are telling these
law firms to go into diversity or they will
take their legal business elsewhere! Will
these such law firms become diversity-compliant?

 

— something not required during implants

there is one thing that is not required during
CI implants. It is that brain surgery is not
involved. If this is the reason why deaf people
are scared about brain surgeries, they should
relax about it.

 

— space landings and the deaf

USA is working with few other nations on a
joint space landings. One big concern
is that either Russia and/or China may
target these satellites for destruction.
If this happens, communications may be
disrupted – leaving the deaf without
means of electronic communications.

Wording is this:
any escalation of hostilities, leaving countries
“deaf, dumb and blind”.

DeafDigest is not sure if this is a fact or
a bad joke because the choice of the words
“deaf, dumb and blind” may show it as a joke?

 

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— Miss America Pageant forced to change

Activists demanded that the Miss America pageant
rules be changed to accommodate diversity among
its contestants. Heather Whitestone, who was
deaf, won the pageant in 1995 while it followed
tradition for years. The tradition meant she was
not “allowed” to use ASL while competing. But
in a private interview with DeafDigest editor,
she was openly using ASL. Her chaperone entered
the room during the intereview and frowned on
her use of ASL. At any rate she won before
diversity changes were made!

 

— deaf musicians not on the list

A magazine listed 200 Most Influential Musicians
of the Last 25 Years. Our most influential deaf
musician right now is Evelyn Glennie. She is not
on the list! Flawed criteria for selecting these
musicians? Yes.

 

— deaf person with special skills

Jie-Jhou Li, who is deaf, owns his wood carving
business. This business is into fourth generation
with his family, and the owner is teaching
skills to his son, to continue into a fifth
generation. DeafDigest editor knows of a
deaf wood carver (part time hobby) that
was commisioned to carve into wood the
town emblem.

 

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— perfectly-acted deaf roles by hearing actors

A movie critic said some movies feature “perfectly-acted
deaf roles” by hearing actors.

Really?

Hearing actors that struggle with ASL and then forget
ASL when they move to next movie roles, are such examples.
The deaf in in the audience would immediately know
they are fakes. Hearing people would not know and “praise”
them for being authentic!

 

— The Fair Housing Center for Metropolitan Detroit is angry

The Fair Housing Center for Metropolitan Detroit is angry
and has filed discrimination lawsuits against many, many
area senior living homes. Testers were hired by the agency
to act as a family members of the deaf in search of
senior living residences – asking if interpreters
would be available for the deaf upon request. These
residential operators said no, thus opening the door
for lawsuits against them.

 

— an answer for hearing people that doubt the deaf

A deaf professional has this answer for hearing
people that doubt their high level skills because
of their deafness.

This answer is:

talk directly to me; the interpreter does not
talk for me, but to tell you what I am saying
to you and to tell me what you are saying
to me.

 

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DeafDigest – 04 October 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 4, 2021

— an episode Seinfield could fix

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was suggested to have
some of his old sitcoms fixed, if he travels
back in reverse Time Machine. Could he fix
the old “Lip Reader” sitcom which featured
Marlee Matlin as the expert lip reader?
Could Seinfeld have learned some signs
to communicate with Matlin, never mind that
his ASL knowledge is Total Zero?

 

— hiring the deaf and then hiring the hearing

A employer hired the deaf for a top level position.
This hire worked out very well, but that deaf
person wanted to move on and left for another
top level position. What did the employer
do? Instead of finding another deaf person,
the employer simply hired the hearing!

Why!

 

— deaf artist with an unusual skill

Lim Anuar, who is deaf, is an artist,
specializing in Batik art. What is it?
Working with clothes, he applies artwork
that is dyed and waxed to keep the work
clean. Art is not always painting or
drawing or taking pictures but something
else!

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

Hard to believe is this newspaper
headline in India:

World Deaf and Dumb Day

Another newspaper did things right
by saying:

World Deaf Day

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We have many different sign languages all over
the world. What sign language is considered to be
the newest?

Not quite that new as it was set up during the
eighties is the Nicaraguan Sign Language.
It was explained in a newspaper story. Prior
to the eighties, the deaf communicated via
body language with gestures as opposed to a
more formal sign language!

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Hey, Alexa, why next year?

DeafDigest editor is asking that question
with respect to Alexa announcement that
their new version will be deaf-friendly?

Their announcement said 2022. Why not
now – in 2021? It said the new Alexa
will trigger nearby flashing signalers.

The catch is that it must be set up
and programmed the right way. Can we
do the trick?

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The West Virginia state superintendent of
Education and the State Board of Education
is taking control of West Virginia School
for the Deaf – and making drastic changes.

For good or for bad? Unfortunately, bad!

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“police departments implement training programs to
educate their officers only after a tragedy happens”

this was the comment made by an angry advocate
in a newspaper interview

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE
Many states are broke; many school systems are
broke.
They have a hard time deciding – to hire cheap
interpreters or expensive interpreters. Also, to
hire cheap CART operators or expensive CART
operators.
A cheap interpreter and a cheap CART operator
may show low quality with many mistakes. An
expensive interpreter and an expensive CART
operator will show best quality with very
few errors.
What is the best choice? It is hard to
decide, but DeafDigest prefers expensive
interpreters and expensive CART operators
because of less errors.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cheap-or-expensive-cart-or-interpreters-for-deaf/

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A BIG DEAF HAIRSTON CONFUSION

There are two deaf people with the same Hairston
name. The first one is Eugene Hairston, who was one
of the world’s best boxers in the late forties.
The second one is Ernest Hairston, whom for many
years, was the chief of the Captioned Films and Media
Services in US Department of Education. Both of them
are not related to each other.
Both are black – and there is so much confusion.
Some people thought Ernest was a boxer. Some people
thought Eugene worked with Captioned Films.
DeafDigest editor often had to make clarifications
when some deaf people confused both men!

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

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DeafDigest – 02 October 2021

DeafDigest Blue – October 3, 2021

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/irishdeafness/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Dylan Rafaty, who is deaf, was written up as the
commissioner for Plano’s Building Standards Commission
in Texas.

……..

Mohamed Abanoor, who is deaf and attends Northeastern
University, taking classes in Criminal Justice was
written up in a local newspaper where he expressed
his hopes of becoming Boston’s first deaf police
officer.

……..

A big question in Hollywood right now is:

will Marlee Matlin be back with the Oscar
voting after her performance with the CODA
movie?

It has been 35 years since she got her Oscar.

………..

Deaf Cookery has become a popular facebook site
in Ireland for the deaf whose hobby is cooking
up great meals. So far it has 650 deaf followers.

……….

The American Bar Association observing
National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Do these law firms hire the deaf in higher-level
non-legal positions? Not too sure, as Deaf
Digest editor knows of several deaf employees
permanently stuck with these entry level
positions (file clerk, data entry clerk, etc)
for years.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

MENU FOR DEAF AT MCDONALD’S
This is a true story. A deaf person drove past a McDonald’s
place and saw the sign that said “special menus for the deaf.”
Curious, he drove to the window counter and asked for the
deaf menu. The woman behind the counter gave him a Braille menu
for the blind!
Seems McDonald’s gives Braille menus to blind drivers at the
window counter?

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

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Lip reading tale

It is so easy to confuse Leary with O’Leary
when a hearing person introduces that person
to a deaf person

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

NO MORE CAREER DEAF EMPLOYEES?
In the past we have met many deaf employees
that would work 40 or 50 years in the same company
before they retire.
We are now seeing fewer and fewer career deaf
employees that work for a long time with same
company.
More companies would lay off their employees
today if business is bad. And unions are weaker.
Even the government may also lay off their
employees if there are budget cuts.
This is sad.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Many people ask how they can tell if a realtime captioner is qualified to
handle a particular assignment.

I believe that there is no sure-fire way to tell with 100% certainty that
someone is qualified. However, there are a number of questions that you
could ask to get some idea of the skill level of a CART or broadcast
captioner.

One of the first questions you could ask is if that person has achieved
any sort of certification as a court reporter or a captioner. The National
Court Reporters Association offers various levels of certification for
court reporters and realtime captioners.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Years ago DeafDigest editor met a deaf man from
France who made Correspondence Education his full
time living. He corresponded with students via mail,
correcting their classroom papers and then sending
the stuff back to them. Fast forward today, Douglas
McCarty, who is deaf, teaches online courses at the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Students
do not know he is deaf while they interact with him.
He was written up in a recent press release.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The LionWorks Printing & Graphics is a print shop
owned and operated by the Western Pennsylvania School
for the Deaf. It trains students to run the business,
while at the same time serving the local community with
their printing needs – restaurant menus, a community
newsletter, business cards, business literature. It
also serves the school and its classes with their
printing needs. A big client is the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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DeafDigest – 01 October 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – October 1, 2021

— Deaf Sand Bottle valued almost one million dollars

The American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts
auction featured a sand bottle featured by
Andrew Clemens, who was deaf. A private collector
paid $956,000 to win the auction.

 

— hearing loss professor mocks hearing loss student

Do deaf hate the deaf? Well, there was a tale at
George Washington University (DC) of a professor,
himself with a hearing loss, mocking his student
that has a hearing loss. The professor held
his microphone and a receiver above his head
in front of class, and said:

I’ve been informed that there is someone in this class
with a hearing impairment that is larger than mine

The student felt very humiliated by this
incident.

 

— In appreciation

An article in the Forbes Magazine was headlined:

Let’s Stop Fixing Disabilities And Start Appreciating Differences

the writer is correct!

 

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