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DeafDigest – 20 November 2021

DeafDigest Blue – November 21, 2021

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

In an interview, the interviewee said:

‘Deaf’ is not a bad word

……..

In an interview, past Oscar winner Louise Fletcher
explained the reason for using ASL while accepting
the honor. She wanted to honor her deaf parents.

……..

Go Fund me campaign is going on to raise money
to pay for interpreting fees. DeafDigest is
concerned that once funding runs out, can
that deaf group use Go Fund again to raise
funds again for the same purpose?

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The courts threw out a deaf man’s discrimination
claim against a hospital for not “providing” him
with interpreters. The hospital owned two VRI devices
that were broken and instead – offered him some
interpreting alternatives, in which he turned down.
For that reason, the courts sided with the hospital.

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Deaf and hard-of-hearing scientists call for equity, inclusion
Perspective includes more than 40 co-authors worldwide, including the Oregon Hearing Research Center at OHSU

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

EASY FOR COPS TO FORGET DEAFNESS
All police officers attend Police Academy training
classes. These classes teach future cops all about
ADA and what deafness is all about.
But when they graduate from the Police Academy
and become real cops, they often forget what they
learn about deafness.
This is the reason why many cops have problems
when they arrest deaf people.
Why do they forget? A cop can be on duty for
25 years and never met a deaf person. Then all of a
sudden he arrests a deaf person and it is hard to
remember classroom lessons 25 years ago!

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

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person said:
In a TV talk show, it was about the budget deal did zing

The deaf person thought the hearing person said
In a TV talk show, it was about the budget deal did sing

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF VIRGINIA PRISONERS FILE LAWSUIT
Many years ago very few deaf people were in
prisons. Times have changed, unfortunately, and
we have many deaf people in prisons.
These deaf prisoners are complaining – no
interpreters, no TTY devices, no flashing
signalers, etc.
A group of deaf prisoners in Virginia have
filed a lawsuit against the state for these
reasons.
Very sad.

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

note:
This is an old video. Times have changed;
not just these lawsuits only in Virginia,
but everywhere in USA. Still very sad!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we have seen, there are numerous certifications that your captioner or
CART provider may have achieved. The Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC)
designation offered by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is
the most closely related to the captioning field. The other certifications
we have discussed may be more indicative of the person’s skills as a court
reporter.

If your captioner has achieved one or more of these certifications, it may
give you some idea of that person’s qualifications. If a person does not
have any of these certifications we have discussed, it does not neces

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Optus, a leading Australian mobile communications carrier, is
staging a contest – the Optus Business apps face-off. The
winner would get a full range of support services in use
of its mobile communications. It attracted 100 applications,
but most of them were eliminated. Still surviving and hoping
to win is the Deaf Services Queensland, an agency serving
the deaf in this Australian state. If this agency wins, they
would develop on-line job search opportunities for the deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In a meeting in Wilson, NC, among community and business
leaders, the sole issue was “how to save Eastern North
Carolina School for the Deaf from being closed.” It was
moderated by a state legislator. She said “think outside
the box.” Many ideas came out during that meeting – all
in agreement that the school could be converted for
many different purposes – community recreation, independent
living center, family weekends, cooperative programs
with local school districts, etc, etc.

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DeafDigest – 19 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 19, 2021

— deaf TV services damaged

What can damage a Deaf TV Services? That the provider would
pull the plug and shut it down? No – it was a fire alarm
that shut down the entire system – something to with
messing up the gas suppression. Making it worse that
deaf TV audience was kept in the dark, not knowing
why everything was off the air for a long time.
It happened in Great Britain when the BBC and Channel 4
went down in September. It is still down and December
is coming up. Why no back up system? Just ask the
network engineers about it!

 

— forgetting Deaf Film history

Writer-director Sian Heder told Variety that his
story – CODA – is the first one to come up with
a simple story on a complicated deaf family
dynamics. DeafDigest would be asking the
writer is he sure he knows what he is talking
about! In 1985, the made-for-TV movie – Love is
Never Silent featuring Ed Waterstreet (deaf),
Phyllis Frelich (deaf) and Mare Winningham
(hearing) won praises everywhere. 

 

— a confusing newspaper comment

A newspaper ran this comment:
He has been deaf in one year since his birth

Did that newspaper try to mean that:
He has been deaf in one ear since his birth

Which is which?

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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11/14/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 18 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 18, 2021

— pop-up movie theaters

Pop-up movie theaters is nothing new. We
see pop-ups at big outdoor events in
smaller towns, as well as smaller
neighborhoods in larger cities. What is
new is that more pop-up operators are
seeing to that the films they show have
open captions. They do not want ADA
lawsuits thrown at them.

 

— always early

Are deaf people that always are early
for appointments whereas hearing people
arrive late? This was a funny comment
made by a hearing person that knows
the deaf community.

 

— winning a big Cintas award

Miriam Rodriguez Alvarez, who is deaf, is
employed at the Best Western Plus Villa Del
Lago Inn in Patterson, CA. She won a big
Cintas award for making sure the rooms
meet the standards for cleanliness
by Cintas Corporation. This award
includes money and trips to classes,
workshops and consultations by the
parent corporation.

 

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

11/14/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 17 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 17, 2021

— no more drive-in fast food orders for deaf

Many deaf drivers love to order food at KFC,
especially through the drive-ins. There are
always some hassles between deaf customers
and the fast food staff, many of whom never
met a deaf person in their lives. To speed up
the orders, KFC is experimenting with the
closing up of these drive-ins at certain
locations. This means all drivers, including
the deaf must use their KFC apps to order
their food and go inside for pick ups.
Good for the deaf, or bad for the deaf?
Time will tell!

 

– title cards for the deaf

In these early days, silent movies were shown,
and title cards were inserted between filmed
scenes. The deaf (and the hearing) loved
watching these silents during the 1920’s.
While silents were replaced by these talkie
films, there were no more title cards (and
therefore no captions for them). Emerson
Romero, who was deaf, came up with these
same title cards to caption these talkie
films. Seems no one gives Romero credit
for his hard work with a few films.
Eventually he gave up on this time
consuming efforts.

 

— no longer “the only deaf actor” any more

An insider in Hollywood said:

no longer “the only deaf actor” any more

This insider is correct, but it leads to
infighting and bitterness among deaf
actors rejected for roles that other
deaf actors won! Same as with these
hearing actors.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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DeafDigest – 16 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 15, 2021

— best welder in a shipyard

Tran Anderson was honored as the top welder at the
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. He is deaf; co-workers
have praised him for his welding skills, saying he
was able to weld into these difficult-to-reach angles.

 

— horror movies and some hearing viewers

A newspaper said that some hearing people
get too obsessed with deaf as prime characters
in these horror movies. While it gives roles
to deserving deaf actors, it may imply deaf
actors cannot “play” normal roles!

 

— deaf writer receives an offer in a different way

We have many deaf writers. Veronica Sukaczer
is one of them. Her writing skills won better
writing opportunities. One such opportunity
was made through the telephone; she would have
missed that opportunity if she didn’t ask for
assistance from a co-worker!

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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11/14/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 15 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 15, 2021

— a high percentage of hearing people

A survey said that two thirds of hearing
people struggle to hear what is being
said on the theatrical stage and also said
captions is the way to go!

 

— confusing newspaper story about elected politicians

A confusing newspaper story said Scotland
has almost 20 deaf elected politicans
in that nation. That many?

Well, in another part of the story said
that Grant Ferguson is believed to be
the first deaf politician to give a
speech at a local government session.

Is it saying that elected deaf politicans
stay quiet during council sessions?

If true, it is a shame!

 

— not fully deaf but profoundly deaf

is there a difference between being
fully deaf and being profoundly deaf?

This was what one deaf actress said in
a newspaper interview. Fully deaf
may mean being stone deaf – which is rare!

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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11/14/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 13 November 2021

DeafDigest Blue – November 14, 2021

Blue Edition
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/tree/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ttymachines/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Who can best define deafness. The deaf people
themselves or the hearing (family member, service
professionals, friends, etc? The deaf activist
said:

No one can define us except for us ourselves

……..

The Centre, an agency in Canada is now asking the
deaf community for their input with accessibility
standards, while watching TV and videos with
captions.

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Deafness is a Barrier. Help Tear It Down
(said an activist)

or

deaf people can do anything except to hear
(said over the years by quite a few activists)

so, which is true?

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The Idaho Springs, CO police officer, accused of
unnecessary use of force against deaf person,
has resigned from the force. Lawsuit against
him is pending.

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A Hollywood insider said:

We need to have deaf writers and deaf creative talent
involved in the process of planning deaf film projects
from the beginning

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HARD TO FIGURE OUT DEAF FAMILY TREE
There are many deaf parents that have deaf children.
And these deaf children marry deaf spouses, and again,
have deaf children, and so on.
And 15-20 years later, when a deaf member sits down
and tries to figure out his family tree, he may have
a hard time.
DeafDigest editor has spoken with several deaf
individuals, those from big deaf family backgrounds.
They often do not remember who married which and who
married whom and so on.

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

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person said Moe Biller had his postal union
donate $5,000 to the funding of Gallaudet
Deaf President Now protest during the eighties.

A deaf person thought hearing person was saying
Miller

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE TTY MACHINES ARE OLD FASHIONED
We hate it when we use the VRS to speak to a bank or a
credit card company or a department store, and they tell us
we must use our TTY machine to communicate with them.
We try to explain to them that many deaf people have
stopped using the TTY because it is old fashioned.
And when they don’t believe us and continue to tell
us to use our TTY, we only get more frustrated.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:

ttymachines

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have looked at five different certifications that the National Court
Reporters Association (NCRA) offers, so it might be helpful to learn a
little more about NCRA.

The National Court Reporters Association, a national professional
organization with a membership of over 14,000, was founded in 1899. NCRA
represents a variety of professionals in the court reporting industry.
Captioners, court reporters, and legal videographers are all focused on
capturing the spoken word.

The National Court Reporters Association website offers this information
about NCRA:
“National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is internationally recognized
as the premier educational and informational resource for its members and
the public. Through its actively involved membership, the association
impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace.”

The mission statement as adopted by the NCRA Board of Directors states:
“NCRA promotes excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken
word to text and is committed to supporting every member in achieving the
highest level of professional expertise.”

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Many companies in many nations would not hire the deaf.
But Take One Animation Studio, based in the Philippines,
was willing to hire the deaf to become animators. Yes,
these deaf candidates had to be trained to learn how to
become animators. And after a group of seven deaf
individuals completed the training sessions, they were
hired.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Not really about the deaf specifically, but it might as
well as be deaf-related. Many local governments are broke,
and as a result, some of them are beginning to charge
drivers responsible for accidents. Many of these accidents
send fire trucks and police to the scene – and it costs
money. Now – the big question is – what if the driver
is deaf and gets into an accident? Does he have to pay
for interpreters that are sent to the scene?

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DeafDigest – 11 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 12, 2021

— deaf person working in secretive CIA operations

The late Rocky Stone, who founded Self Help for Hard of
Hearing People (SHH), said in his secret papers that
he served CIA with these secretive CIA operations
despite his hearing loss. Examples were missions in
Khartoum, Damascus, Katmandu, and Rome. Plus these
Soviet bloc divisions. DeafDigest editor once met up
with Rocky Stone and when his CIA background was
brought up, he quickly clammed up! Hard to say –
true story, as CIA requires a lifetime of total
secrecy. Or was it a fake story?

 

— deaf General Manager of a big chain outlet

Robert Dunn, who is deaf, is the General Manager
of a big chain – America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses,
His store is in St Augustine, Florida. Hope he
does well in his job because it could lead to more
hirings of deaf General Managers elewhere in USA.

 

— Good “old fashioned English”

A Coda described his sign language, as not ASL
but old fashioned English. Well, exactly what
is old fashioned English? Edward Miner Gallaudet,
who served Gallaudet as first president, was filmed
signing in old fashioned English. Was this exactly
the same sign language that the Coda grew up using
it? If it is true, then it is rare.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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11/07/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 11 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 11, 2021

— honoring a deaf Black man

Joshua Halsey, a deaf Black man, was killed in
1898 by a white mob in Wilmington, NC. They wanted
to overthrow the local government led by Blacks and
their white friends. Freemasons from the Grand Lodge
of South Carolina took care of his new grave site
across state lines. And then a formal funeral
took place 123 years later.

 

— most deaf-unfriendly tourist sites

many tourist sites are deaf-friendly. But
there are some other tourist sites that
are not deaf-friendly. One example are
caves; some are bright enough to clearly
see the interpreters. Some are so dark
that light is impossible and therefore
hard or difficult to see the interpreters
in action.

 

— many hearing people like TV captions

for reasons of their own, there are many
hearing people that enjoy TV captions,
saying it is not a distraction to them!
That means less and less family fights
over the living room TV set – turn on
captions or turn off sound (as revenge!)

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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11/07/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 10 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 10, 2021

— winning an election by few votes

Neil McDevitt, who is deaf and was a volunteer
firefighter, won the election for mayor of
North Wales Borough, a tiny town, just above
3,000 residents, located outside of Philadelphia.
He did not lead in the regular vote but write-ins
helped pull him ahead of his opponent. The latest
update is that McDevitt is still leading as the
write-in counts have not yet been completed.
Firefighting? He resigned after finding it
so time consuming.

 

— deaf-owned winery in Siena, Italy

Fattoria La Muraglia, owned by two deaf brothers,
Giovanni and Paolo Convito, is located in Siena.
The winery is harvested on a 74-acre farm, which
has a hotel that can house 8 tourists. This winery
produces one big batch and one small batch on
an annual basis.

 

— deaf truckers must tell the government they are deaf

There is a rule that drivers must tell the government
of their medical conditions before being allowed
to drive. The deaf do not have to tell the government
if they just drive cars, but with trucks they must
tell – or face a heavy fine. Not in any of these
50 states but in the United Kingdom.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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11/07/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 09 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 9, 2021

— a huge “Eternals” disappointment

There is a huge “Eternals” disappointment.
This movie won praises from the public –
but it comes with a disappointment. This
movie was not open captioned in movie
houses even though the leading actress is
Lauren Ridloff that uses ASL. Can’t
always win?

 

— comparing apples with oranges

Which tastes better – apples or oranges?
It is a matter of individual preferences.
Well, one deaf customer, trying to decide
which product is better, did something
interesting. She looked at TV commercials of
both products, and selected one that showed
better quality captions. Judging a book
by its’ cover? Well, many customers (deaf
and hearing) do that, even if it is not
the best way to decide one product over
another!

 

— new movie about deaf fighter

Matt Hamill is having a movie about his
life story as a top collegiate wrestler
and top level UFC fighter. For the RIT
wrestling team, he won three national
championships in three different weight
classes, an unusual feat. And as a bouncer
in a bar, he was recruited to become
a UFC fighter, a new sport for him.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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10/31/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 08 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 8, 2021

— interpreters for nothing

Evanston, Illinois has a problem. They would
hire interpreters upon request for civic meetings
and other city events. The big problem –
practically no one requests these interpreters!
In fact, so far this year, only three interpreters
were asked for ADA needs. Will Evanston
continue to make interpreters available? Yes.

 

— the MRI

John Mallard, who departed us not too long time
ago, has been credited for inventing body scanning
(MRI). Deafness? He has been deaf all his life!

 

— deaf in TV commercials

we are seeing more and more deaf actors that
appear in TV commercials. Does that mean
sponsors expect increased sales from the
deaf community because of these deaf
actors? This is the issue that bothers
DeafDigest editor – because if there
are issues with sales, then these
sponsors may go back to hearing actors!

 

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

10/31/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest – 07 November 2021

DeafDigest Gold – November 7, 2021

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Old Fogey

Won lottery but

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-won-lottery-but/

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

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-sports-fans/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Inventing a LED glove to show the glow in darkness
with sign language? Do deaf really want to communicate
in total darkness? This is what NASA climate scientists
is encouraging of its students.

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it was learned that Acey Holt passed away (news
did not reach DeafDigest editor until just now)

He operated his own Acey’s Upholstery shop.
Upholstery is a skilled but a dying grade;
once a thriving course at schools for the deaf
but not any more.

……….

GoFund has been started to help the deaf get tickets
to big plays and big musical festivals.

The question is – if the GoFunding stops, will the
deaf stop attending these big events?

……………….

Already there are critics that say CODA and
Sound of Metal misrepresent Deaf Culture.

These critics are correct.

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Jackie Roth was featured in a short story an associate
broker with Corcoran Real Estate in New York. Says she
hasn’t let the fact that she is deaf define her in
life as well as her real estate profession.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

THESE THREATS ON ADA LAWSUITS
There are deaf people that accept discrimination.
There are also other deaf people that won’t accept
discrimination and always talk about filing these
ADA lawsuits.
Should we always file a lawsuit over every little,
every tiny, and every small ADA violation? Or should
we wait till there is a major, and big-time ADA
violation before filing a lawsuit?
DeafDigest editor is not an attorney, and it is
up to you – but remember one thing – the only people
that win with these ADA lawsuits are these hearing
attorneys!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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DEAF WATCHING OR NOT WATCHING SPORTS
Many deaf people love to watch sports, the same
as hearing people.
But do these deaf fans really watch the football
game or a baseball game at a stadium? Many of them
talk to each other with ASL and do not really watch
the action closely.
Yes, hearing fans talk a lot with each other,
but their eyes are on the field and their ears
listen to friends’ voices. The deaf fans cannot
watch ASL hands and the action on the field at the
same time!

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DeafDigest – 06 November 2021

DeafDigest Blue – November 7, 2021

Blue Edition
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Top stories about the deaf:

Buffalo mayor Byron Brown and his challenger
India Walton both have been accused of not
keeping up with their promise to provide the
deaf with interpreters and TV captions.

……..

A deaf person blew up when he lipread a
hearing person that said “deaf people are
poor things, to be pitied for their deafness”

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Sign language and ergonomics?

Do not know what is the connection but Department of Health’s
announcement said it is compulsory to undergo ergonomics
awareness on sign language!

Sign language uncomfortable when a person uses it?

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Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
has hired deaf administrators to these positions, principal
and vice principal. These two hires are the first time
in school history to have deaf administrators on the
top level.

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Samsung has set up a sign language teaching
system in one Istanbul neighborhood to help
hearing people communicate with a lonely
deaf man!

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HIRING FRUSTRATIONS
Story is almost always the same over the
years. It is that a deaf CEO wants to hire the
deaf for positions in his company. But at the
end he hires the hearing instead of the deaf.
Why? Deaf discriminating against the deaf?
No. It is difficult to find qualified deaf
applicants for these jobs.
As a result, he hires the hearing. And
the Deaf Community always gets upset about
these hired hearing persons!
It is a situation no one wins.

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Lip reading tale

Is it misery or is it a mystery?

Could either word – misery and/or mystery
be accurately lipread?

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A MOVIE HOUSE MANAGER IN A NEWSPAPER STORY
A newspaper had a story about a movie house
manager.
The story said that every day he is busy –
counting ticket sales, counting candy and popcorn
sales, giving duties to his staff, checking
newspapers to make sure movie titles and
times are correct, etc, etc, etc.
The newspaper did not mention one thing –
that he should make sure that captions will
work with the films that he would show
at the movie house.
DeafDigest worried that hearing people
think captions are not important!

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

In addition to certifying realtime court reporters, the National Court
Reporters Association (NCRA) also offers a certification for realtime
captioners. The Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) examination is a
two-part examination consisting of a written knowledge test and a skills
test.

According to NCRA, “The Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) is NCRA’s
foundational certification designed for entry-level captioners who would
like to begin working in the broadcast or CART captioning fields.”
In order to be eligible to take the CRC exam, one must complete NCRA’s CRC
Workshop or take the Caption Masters training program. After completion of
the workshop or program, a candidate must pass the CRC online skills test
(literary matter at 180 wpm) and the written knowledge test (50
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The FCC is now telling the churches that they
must caption their TV programs. A few years back
the FCC allowed 300 churches to get away without
captions – but not any more.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

There are things we take for granted but without
realizing the facts. Well, in the case of SWCID,
Howard College has never owned the deaf college
property! This college leased the deaf land from
the US Department of Education for years. This
will change since Howard College is reaching a
deal to buy the land from the US government.
This means the deaf land will be SWCID’s own.

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DeafDigest – 05 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 5, 2021

— many do not know about this FCC rule

FCC requires all TV captioned programs to be captioned
if shown over the internet. Captions must stay on;
cannot be removed! If we are talking about streaming?
Yes, must be captioned no matter if distributors,
providers and owners of such videos scream themselves
blue in their faces. This is the rule that many people,
not in the entertainment field, are aware of.

 

— ugly compromises

it is an old story that the living room only has
one TV set; the deaf watching it wants captions
turned on at all times; the hearing person wants captions
turned off at all times. Two suggested compromises,
both ugly – is that sound is turned off and captions
also turned off. Second compromise is that one of them
watch on the house 2nd TV set that is located in a bedroom.
Compromise is supposed to be win-win, but in these
TV cases, it is lose-lose and very ugly!

 

— these so many words

An interpreter said there are so many words that do not
have ASL signs. It is always a challenge for the
interpreter to quickly invent signs that deaf clients
never saw before! ASL-knowledgeable deaf clients will
catch on quickly; deaf that know ASL but may struggle
with it, may never catch these quickly invented signs!

 

 

 

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DeafDigest – 04 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 4, 2021

— deaf in top sports management

We read of people that work in sports
management – baseball, basketball, football,
hockey and soccer. As far as DeafDigest editor
knows, we’ve had two deaf individuals. One is
Michael Fischer, a Gallaudet graduate who
works for Los Angeles Sparks in women’s pro
basketball as Vice President, Player Personnel. The
other one was Ben Wade who pitched in the majors
and then after he retired, became Director
of Scouting Operations for many years with
the Los Angeles Dodgers. Any others in the
future years? Fischer knows ASL. Wade does not.

 

— deaf people signing while sleeping

Do deaf people sign while they sleep? Many of
them do, according to their spouses or partners
or their children. Do neurologists help stop
signing? Why would they?

 

— dangers of written notes

Many deaf people use notes to communicate with the
hearing – and it may be a danger! Hearing people
may read such notes and reveal private and
confidential information! DeafDigest editor
recently had a hearing person grab his pocket
notebook. It was then grabbed back by a very angry
DeafDigest editor.

 

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DeafDigest – 03 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 3, 2021

— deaf people in a county says they are Dunch

Deaf people in Dorset, a county in southwest England,
all say they are Dunch. A joke or a dumb-sounding
word? No. It is a dialect that says they are deaf!
Residents of London do not use that dialect but
deaf residents of Dorset do.

 

— a reverse question

Deaf people hate it when hearing people pity
their deafness. A reverse question for the hearing
would be:

“would you want to hear?”

A silly question, but it is rude to pity deaf people’s
deafness to their face.

 

— deaf people that seek repeat election wins

there has always been a number of deaf people
that campaign for public vote in any capacity –
local, state, or even national. A few win but
most don’t. DeafDigest used to maintain a list
of elected public officials that are deaf –
and one thing sticks out – almost all of the
winners first time do not repeat their wins!
Why? Possiblity of brutality in bare-knuckles
political fights. Hearing candidates hate to
lose again, especially to deaf candidates.

 

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DeafDigest – 02 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 2, 2021

— Paranormal Investigator that is deaf

Explaining what paranormal means can get quite
complicated – but just one word can describe it
as accurately as possible – ghosts! In a
web posting a deaf person said he is a
Deaf Paranormal Investigator. Does he look
for Deaf Ghosts or Hearing Ghosts? Do not
know.

 

— #1 mission of a deaf social service agency

The director of a Deaf Social Service agency
was asked this question:

What is your biggest challenge

His response:
Making hearing businesses aware of Deaf Culture

 

— fear of fatique

do viewers get sick and tired of repeatedly
watching these Marvel re-runs? A critic
said:

It adds up to Marvel fatigue.

No one yet gets tired of watching these
Lauren Ridloff re-runs but one day
it may happen as the public shifts
their attention to a new and different
action videos!

 

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DeafDigest – 01 November 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – November 1, 2021

— these tired and exhausted interpreters

Many interpreters get tired and exhausted
from a long and hard day interpreting.
As a result, when they come home they
do not want to talk to anyone else!

 

— an incident with credit card processing machine

DeafDigest editor went to a store and purchased
something that he used his credit card. As a
frequent customer, the store clerks know him and
of his deafness. For some mysterious reason that
the panicked store clerks could not explain, the
minimum credit card was raised to $50.00. It was
too late – the purchase was accepted by the
machine despite falling below the minimum
credit card limit. It didn’t help that they
pulled the editor’s hand away from the machine.
One of the clerks wrote down on a piece of
paper – minimum purchase now $50.00. As a result,
not wanting future incidents, DeafDigest editor
stopped going to that store!

 

— sign language among deaf astronauts

The Zero Gravity Corporation, which is conducting
space flights by non-NASA astronauts, has made
study of sign language a priority while floating
around in zero gravity space.

 

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