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DeafDigest – 18 January 2022

Barry Strassler, editor, publisher, and founder of DeafDigest has died.

Barry with Sweetie
Barry with Sweetie

Barry, a 1966 graduate of Gallaudet University, began DeafDigest in the 1990s. For him it was a labor of love. Barry had written for and edited a myriad of publications for deaf people. He began writing sports when he worked for the Buff and Blue and the Tower Clock as a student at Gallaudet. He worked on publications for the National Association of the Deaf and he wrote for the Silent News. He looked into every issue–especially sports–and he remembered everything he saw.

Barry loved stories about deaf people and the deaf community, and he wanted to share them. He made up his own rules about sharing. Barry would read the news, glean its sense, are put it in his own words. He avoided names. For him what was significant was what happened to “a deaf person,” or a “CODA,” or  “an interpreter,” or a “hearing person.” And he would never print news if he felt it made deaf people look bad.

His goal wasn’t information sharing so much as staunch and profound advocacy.

In reporting on the achievements of young deaf and hard of hearing athletes in mainstream schools, Barry realized that he could help these students become aware of Gallaudet and at the same time help Gallaudet recruit talented students. He enthusiastically became a recruiter behind the scenes, passing information back and forth to and from the athletes and Gallaudet.

When he was honored by Gallaudet and inducted into its Hall of Fame, a speaker noted that Barry had helped recruit 30 mainstream players–half of the Gallaudet football team. In baseball, he had connected Gallaudet with the player who had been Conference Rookie of the Year, and in basketball, he had “found” the first team all conference point guard.

Barry was perhaps ahead of his time in recognizing that athletes, even as students, had rights. Once when a team member was denied decent shoes, he walked with him to the athletic director’s office. “Are you telling me,” he reportedly said, “that you are going to deny this Gallaudet student a chance to play because you will not buy him shoes?” The athletic director must have been embarrassed–the student got his shoes.

Barry wrote the acclaimed Gallaudet Football Centennial Book and a recent book on the history of basketball at Gallaudet. He always said that he wrote sports because he could “not play sports.” But he wrote sports because he loved sports, and he loved telling people about the remarkable athletic achievements of deaf players. Writing sports, like DeafDigest, was a passion and a commitment. It was based in his belief–not just that deaf people can do anything–but that that deaf people can do anything as well or better than anyone else–and the world should pay attention.

Barry also loved his family. He loved his daughter, Kelly, his daughter and son in law, Rachael and Matt and their son, Dominic, and his wife, Cathy, and his dog, Sweetie. And he cared about his deaf nieces Gittel and Toby and about Toby’s son, Natie.

 

  • Appreciation is expressed for the information in this article that came from a speech given during Barry’s induction into the Gallaudet Hall of Fame. 
  • Barry owns the domain of DeafDigest until 2024. This domain may be purchased for this time period for a donation to Gallaudet University Sports.

 

DeafDigest – 20 November 2021

DeafDigest Blue – November 21, 2021

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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?

………..

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 – 13 November 2021

DeafDigest Blue – November 14, 2021

Blue Edition
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 25th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hiring/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/movie-manager/

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.

……..

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.

……….

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 – 07 November 2021

DeafDigest Gold – November 7, 2021

Gold Edition http://deafdigest.com/

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 25th year

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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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfectscore/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/boycewilliams/

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

……………….

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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/ada-lawsuits/

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For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit
http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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!

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

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click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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DeafDigest – 06 November 2021

DeafDigest Blue – November 7, 2021

Blue Edition
http://deafdigest.com/

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 25th year

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-singer/

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/movie-manager/

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TTYs to CapTel® Captioned Telephones, you can rely on WCI to provide the
technology you need to keep you in touch with the people you care about.

For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit
http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

For more info about CapTel, email: sales@weitbrecht.com

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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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?

………..

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.

……….

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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For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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.

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

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/movie-manager/

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

……..

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.

………..

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.

……….

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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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.

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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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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!

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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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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.

…………..

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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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.

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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!

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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

……..

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
this is butter

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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.

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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
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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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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!

…………..

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.

……………….

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.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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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.

……..

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.

……..

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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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!

…………..

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

……………….

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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Top stories about the deaf:

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.

……….

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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-cell-phone/

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
continuing education.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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
many individuals towards careers in interpreting.

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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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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!

……….

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?

……………….

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!

……………:….

“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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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.

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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!

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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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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?

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Lip reading tale

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

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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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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

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

……….

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

She aaid – that left me kind of forgotten

………………

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

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Again, Walmart will fight all disability lawsuits.

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

A newspaper said:

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

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

……..

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

……..

A deaf traveler said, out of fear:

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

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

………..

Describing an interpreter on TV press conference
per newspaper headline:

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

……….

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

Can this tale be believed or hard to believe?

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

Why ASL?

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

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Lip reading tale

Try lipreading “paddy” and “baddy”

Impossible!

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

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

A captioner isn’t just a captioner.

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

A newspaper headline said:

World’s First Hotel With Deaf Employees

It was in reference to a hotel in South Africa

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

……….

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

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

………………

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

……………….

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

……..

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

……..

A super-secret fraternal group said on their bylaws:

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

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

………..

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

An angry deaf actor made that comment.

……….

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

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

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

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Lip reading tale

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

and that

the deaf person may think it is error

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

Examples of shows that use realtime captioning are news broadcasts,
sporting events, awards presentations, and any other types of shows where
the information is being conveyed to the audience in a “live”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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POSITION OPENINGS

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* REGIONAL REPORTER – in one of 6 world regions, right now seeking for
Oceania.
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* COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (Canada)

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

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

……….

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

A vague advice! So open to wide interpretation.

………………

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

……………….

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

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

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

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

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

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Oceania.
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Positions above are both paid and volunteer positions.
We also consider work experience and student opportunities.
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Top stories about the deaf:

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

……..

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

……..

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

………..

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

……….

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

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

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

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Lip reading tale

Klein is a common last name

Klain is not a common last name

could a deaf person lipread between two last names?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

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

……….

Starbucks green aprons or Starbucks black aprons?

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

What is a color?

………………

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

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

……………….

Gerri Taker, who is deaf, was profiled in a
newspaper story as the owner of A Fit of
Perfection, a bridal and formal wear store
in Dayton, Ohio. She was praised for
being the unsung hero for brides across
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CRAZY FLYING LAWS IN EUROPE
A deaf man from France is a licensed airplane pilot. He is
not allowed to fly in France. French laws do not allow deaf
pilots in the country.
Yet, he is allowed to fly airplanes in other European
nations! He has to travel to another European nation
to fly an airplane.

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

……..

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

……..

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

………..

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

……….

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

With the deaf, it refers to voice as a requirement

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

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Lip reading tale

try lipreading the difference between

chest

and

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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Snake Oil

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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do interpreters have problems with rap songs?

This was the issue in a newspaper story

……….

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

………………

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which is the best decision? You decide !

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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note:
this is an old posting. ADA rules have
changed. If you are deaf and are rejected
for an interview, the employer risks ADA
lawsuits!

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

……..

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

……..

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

This is a sad attitude.

………..

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

……….

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

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

The deaf person tells the stranger he is deaf.

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

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

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

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Lip reading tale

Is the hearing person saying Treat or Trent?

This has led to deaf person’s lipreading confusion

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

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

……….

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

………………

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

……………….

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

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CODE IN ACCOUNTING NOT IMPORTANT FOR DEAF

A deaf person is an accountant for a government
agency.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

……..

Is there such a thing as ASL bicycle rack?

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

……..

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

A fact or an exaggeration?

Do not know.

………..

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

……….

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

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HE ANGRY HEARING BOSS

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

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

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

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

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

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Lip reading tale

Try lipreading two words – sing and zing.

Impossible? Yes.

Zing is a phrase that emphasizes “feeling so
great”

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

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

What are the hot issues among interpreters? State
certification issues – especially in Michigan
and in Washington, DC. Another is interpreters needing
to know how to work with CI students. These topics
were bandied around at the recent RID Conference.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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Non-Hearing Client

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

An issue with comic books – what if?

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

……….

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

………………

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

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

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

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BREAKING A LAW IN ROME

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

Yet, many restaurants in Rome break the
law.

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

……..

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

……..

Are Deaf Actors and Stories Finally Breaking Through in Hollywood?

this is the big question right now

………..

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

……….

a tweet said:

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

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

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

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Lip reading tale

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

possible or impossible?

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

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

note:
times have changed; googling the internet may have
made deaf research a bit easier, but it is not a
100 percent sure thing.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

AARP ran three articles titled

Eyeglasses that turn speech into subtitles

An app that lets you hear someone in a crowded room

Gene therapy that regrows cells that help your hearing

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

………..

A hard of hearing person said:

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

……….

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

…………….

An activist said:

Everyone laughs at deaf jokes.

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

Fair? No!

………………

Catterick Garrison, who is deaf, was said to be
the first deaf British woman, to swim the
English Channel. What about Gertrude Ederle
that swam the English Channel in 1926?
Ederle is an American, whereas Garrison is
British – hence the careful wording in the
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LARRY STEWART SAYS WE DO NOT HAVE DEAF CULTURE
Larry Stewart, a well known deaf psychologist,
died in the early 1990’s.
Do we have Deaf Culture? Almost all of say yes,
we have Deaf Culture. Larry disagreed. He said
there is no such a thing as Deaf Culture.
Few weeks before he died, Larry wrote a letter
to DeafDigest editor explaining why there is no
Deaf Culture, and that we are wrong about it.
Does DeafDigest agree with Larry? No, but
Larry was a great man and many deaf people
miss him.

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

A Japanese court issued a cruel ruling!

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

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

……..

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

……..

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

………..

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

……….

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

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

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Lip reading tale

Re the cable TV series – Darcey & Stacey

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

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

Totally guesswork lipreading!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

When the only deaf person in a workplace loses the
only hearing person that can communicate with him with
sign language and gestures, then it may not be a
happy situation. This is the case that faces Bryan Reed,
who is deaf and a long time employee with the Boonslick
Technical Education Center in Missouri.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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

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

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

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

note:
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banks that do not comply with deaf-friendly
rules.

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

……..

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

……..

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

………..

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

……….

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

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

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Lip reading tale

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

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

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

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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

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

Always a difficult decision to make.

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

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DeafDigest Blue – July 25, 2021

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lip reading tale

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

as both can be lipread the same!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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DeafDigest – 18 July 2021

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Late Guy

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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/deaf-winner-lottery/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/britishdeafprisoners/

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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

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

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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WORTH IT TO WIN MILLION-DOLLAR LOTTERY

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

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

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

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

Worth it?

Good question.

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

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

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

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DeafDigest – 17 July 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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

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

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

nothing was available to help deaf passengers

ADA? Good guestion!

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

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

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

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Lip reading tale

Big question –

eight or hate?

What did the hearing person say?

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Mark Grisanti, a senator with the New York State
legislation, has been credited by a Buffalo, NY
newspaper for saving the schools for the deaf in
the state – by getting the 4201 Special Schools
funding restored – that the governor wanted to
remove.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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DeafDigest – 11 July 2021

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Old Fogey

RIT History

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-frustration-at-restaurant/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hassle/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oscar/

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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

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A different newspaper story was titled:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeafDigest – 10 July 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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

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

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A movie critic said:

Deafness has become a hot subject in movie-making

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

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

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

Give me all your money

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

The shocked bank robber ran away from the bank!

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Lip reading tale

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

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

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

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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HISTORIANS LOVE THIS DEAF PERSON

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

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

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

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

He spends a lot of time with this hobby.

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A DEAF FRUSTRATION IN RESTAURANT
What is a big Deaf Frustration in a restaurant?

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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

……..

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

……..

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

………..

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

……….

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

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

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Lip reading tale

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

The deaf friend thought the hearing friend said:

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

The hearing friend actually said:

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

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

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

Adam Bahriz, who is deaf, is a professional esports
player. There was a story about him fighting to
stop harassment in the gaming industry. Some of
the players “mock” deafness and he wants to stop it.

………..

A hearing defendant in a criminal case wanted his
case dismissed because a hard of hearing juror
sat during the trial. His complaint was tossed out
because the hard of hearing juror successfully
convinced the court he was able to follow the
proceedings (voice) despite his hearing loss.

……….

A mask that says “I read lips” made a big
difference to a deaf person, in a story
shared with a newspaper reporter.

…………….

Samsung has won praise from the ONCE Foundation
in Spain for its’ easy accessibility for
deaf TV viewers.

………………

RespectAbility’s nonprofit survey said
that 14% of respondents use video captions,
that 30% ask for interpreters; and that 59%
only use accessible spaces for meetings and
events.

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BEST OR WORST ACTOR?
Many years ago people said the world’s best actor
was John Barrymore.
Again, people said he was the world’s worst actor!
Why?
Barrymore could act very well in silent movies,
but could not act well with talkie movies!
We have wished we had a deaf actor that was much
better than Barrymore during silent movie years!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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THE ANGRY FACE?
Deaf people always look at hearing people’s
faces for their expressions.
Are they happy? Are they sad? Are they
angry? Etc.
If a hearing person’s face shows anger, then
deaf person must decide why he is angry.
Is he angry about dealing with a deaf person
or is he always angry at everybody?
If he is always angry at everybody, then
deafness has nothing to do with it. But if he is
angry at the deaf person, then it is an issue.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Rosemary Gallegos, the superintendent of New Mexico
School for the Deaf, has announced her retirement.

……….

UK government has ordered all internet and phone
providers to offer 24/7 video relay service in
case of emergencies.

……..

There was a story of a deaf senior citizen, that
knows no sign language, afraid to leave her
house because of face covering rules and
because of communication issues with
interpreters and those that use signs.

………..

The Daily Iowan Newsletter (University of
Iowa) ran a piece, saying that deaf people
need to make a decision to accept CI or
not. This article did not address the
issue of newly born babies, too young
to understand what CI is all about!

……….

A new buzz phrase is in – FOMO

It means Interpreters’ Fear of Missing Out

There is an upcoming workshop in Texas to address
this fear!

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A VOLTA PLACE APARTMENT IN A CSI TV PROGRAM
There was a CSI program re-run on TV this week. The
program was filmed in Washington, DC, in the Georgetown
area.
One of the characters in the story was hiding in an
apartment.
The apartment address was 3558 Volta Place, NW.
Hearing people watching the program would not really
know what Volta Place really is.
The headquarters of the Alexander Graham Bell
Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is
at 3417 Volta Place, NW.
The apartment where the filming took place
is the next block.
DeafDigest editor watched the program and was
surprised about it.

http://deafdigest.com/videos/suffering-deafness/
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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was chatting with a deaf person.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I was choking

The hearing person actually said:
I was joking

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A CRUEL DEAF PUNISHMENT
A deaf employee in the federal government did not get
along with other employees and with the supervisor.
The deaf employee was right about many things. But the
hearing people hated the deaf employee.
The deaf employee was given a cruel punishment. He was
transferred to a new office – without windows, and all
by himself with no one to talk to. And to make things
worse, no work assignments.
Just come to work. Sit in the office. Do nothing all day.
The deaf employee quit.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that stenocaptioners use their right pinkie finger for the T,
S, D, and Z keys. The T is above the S, and the D is above the Z.

Some captioners have what are called wide keys installed in order to make
stroking these keys easier. Other captioners just use the standard
keyboard layout and shift their pinkie finger to the right to stroke the D
and Z.

Whichever method the captioner has chosen, there is still the possibility
that a misstroke can occur. If you see the final consonants T or S when it
should have been D or Z, it could have been a slip of the captioner’s
pinkie finger.

Some examples of this would be:
Many teenagers want to be popular, so they follow the fats.
Kids just love to play height and seek.
Sometimes children will not heat their parents’ advice.

These should be read as:
Many teenagers want to be popular, so they follow the fads.
Kids just love to play hide and seek.
Sometimes children will not heed their parents’ advice.

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Could a junior college student serve as the lead
engineer of a NASA team that is conducting a
series of microgravity experiments? Let us
revise this question a bit – could a deaf
engineer serve as the lead engineer? Yes,
Eric Shear, who is deaf and relies on his
interpreters, attends Tacoma Community College
in Washington. Part of the newspaper story
read like this:

He is leading a team of engineers on a microgravity
experiment at NASA at the Johnson Space Center in
Houston.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, director Alejandro Gonzalez
Irritu with his movie – Babel, explained his rationale for hiring
a hearing actress instead of a deaf actress for a small role. He
said:

I could not find a real deaf actress who was as good as some of the
actresses I’ve had

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Top stories about the deaf:

What is Deaf Divide?

There is a story about it saying that
one group supports CI whereas the other
group opposes CI.

………..

An article said that there is no shame in
wearing a hearing aid because it is becoming
more invisible – same as people saying
deafness is an invisible disability!

……….

A newspaper story said ASL means Automobile
Sign Language, profiling a deaf mechanic
inventing auto-related sign language to
communicate with his boss and his fellow
mechanics.

…………….

Kenya has a law, that has been denounced
as discriminatory – the Elections Act
that requires deaf candidates to be fluent
in Kenyan Sign Language – because what
if the deaf candidate is oral and knows
no sign language!

………………

A deaf Egyptian was arrested in Canada
while seeking asylum. The authorities
confiscated his hearing aid recharger
and only gave him one fresh battery.
This left him unable to communicate
with his hearing aid. The Canadian
Human Rights group is looking into
this case.

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A MYSTERY DURING TV MOVIE THAT DEAF DON’T KNOW ABOUT
Many deaf people love to watch captioned movies
on TV.
There is a mystery about it that deaf people don’t
know about.
For example – there was a movie about a family
in Ireland. A woman, from Buffalo, NY, moved to
Ireland and fell in love with an Irish man.
The actress who played the role of a Buffalo
woman was born in Ireland.
A hearing person watching the movie would know
about these different accents, and think the plot
is a fake.
A deaf person would not know it.

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DEAF PARTNER NOT GETTING ALONG WITH HEARING PARTNER
Partnerships are like marriages. Some partners get
along with each other. Some don’t.
The same goes for deaf/hearing partnerships. During
the 1980’s a deaf partner did not get along with the
hearing partners and this partnership broke up.
For a while after the break up, the deaf person got
no sales. He was puzzled but found out that the ex-partner
“stole” his sales when hearing customers used voice
telephone to place orders. The hearing partner knew
the old password and the old codes.
The deaf man had the password and the codes changed.
Suddenly his business went up.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Shirley Pinto has become Israel’s first time
ever member of the Knesset, which passes
national laws.

……….

Breda Carty, a leading advocate of the deaf, has been
awarded as the officer of the Order of Australia.
She is deaf.

……..

An interpreter fell down while walking in the
parking lot, and filed a law suit against the
school. The state Court of Appeals threw out
the lawsuit.

………..

A race is going on, according to a newspaper
story, to save the Hawaii Sign Language
before the sole surviving user departs us.

……….

Approximately 360,000 people will sign British
Sign Language at the same time in an effort
to break the Guinness World Record.

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SUFFERING FROM HEARING LOSS

Suffering means people that feel hurt from
pain.

A newspaper headline said a person was
suffering from hearing loss.

Is hearing loss same as deaf person
suffering from deafness- hurting pain?

This is why some headlines make no
sense!

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Lip reading tale

A deaf friend was chatting with a hearing person
in the hallway.

A third person walked past between them.

The deaf friend thought the hearing friend said:
This is Ryan

The hearing friend actually said:
This is Bryan

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A COMMENT BY ASL TEACHER
DeafDigest editor won’t name the ASL teacher
but he made a comment in his classroom.
He told his students in the ASL 101 class –
that only one of you in this room of about 20
students will find a job working with the deaf –
as teacher or as interpreter or as a voc rehab
counselor or as social worker.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have been looking at how stenocaptioners use their right hand for final
consonant sounds.

One of the most used fingers is the captioner’s pinkie finger. There are
actually four keys that the right pinkie finger must depress. Those are
the letters T, S, D, and Z.

Some captioners use the S to denote plurals, while others use the Z.
Whichever key the captioner uses to indicate that a word is a plural, it
is depressed with that finger.

Although errors with words that are plural can be some of the easiest to
read through, they are also some of the most common stenocaptioning errors
that you will see.

A slip of the pinkie finger can change a word from singular to plural
and vice versa.

Some examples of this would be:
The ship were scheduled for deployment.
The kids was playing at the playground.
He saw the bird that were swooping down.

These should be read as:
The ships were scheduled for deployment.
The kid was playing at the playground.
He saw the birds that were swooping down.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Science Daily ran a piece saying that for the
deaf, the eye retina is extremely important when
it comes to being observant, spotting things that
hearing people would overlook. This conclusion
was reached after a series of experiments by
researchers at the University of Sheffield
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Disney is upset about the Mickey Mouse scam in
China. Street performers, not affiliated with
Disney, have been begging for money after
doing street skits. Disney is saying that three
such performers are deaf and are using their
deafness as reason to get money from tourists!
These tourists give money, thinking these
street performers were part of the Disney group.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Buncombe County spokeswoman Lillian Govus (NC)
said that they get accidental 911 calls from
iPhones that sit on some people’s back pockets.

She explained:
If we have a silent call with no disconnect but also no
information, we attempt TTY communications just to
be on the safe side

………..

Cost of a new hearing aid may be as much as
$6,000 for a pair. Why?

A newspaper response was just one word – greed!

……….

Leo Cangiani, not deaf, is campaigning to become
the mayor of Topeka, KS. He knows ASL.

…………….

South Korea movie producers would not cast
deaf actors for deaf roles in their movies.
Jin Ki-joo, not deaf, is playing a fake-deaf
role in an upcoming movie. This is unfortunate.

………………

A promoter of a major musical festival said:

Our staff have been trained in disability awareness
and understand our access provision

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RIGHT WAY OR WRONG WAY TO DESCRIBE DEAF
There was a convention last week by American
Psychiatric Association. There was a hot debate
on right or wrong way to describe a person –
fat person, blind person, very short person,
person with criminal mind, person with limited
intelligence, etc.
The convention delegates did not discuss
right or wrong way to describe a deaf person –
such as deaf-mute, deaf-dumb, etc.
Maybe the deaf are not important to
psychiatrists?

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ONLY DEAF IN A DINING GROUP
Many times when a group goes to a restaurant
there is a deaf person in it.
The deaf person is lost; he cannot follow the
conversation, so he is left alone with his own
thoughts and dreaming.
Yet, when the group leaves the restaurants
this deaf person is thanked by the hearing diners
for showing up.
Why?

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Top stories about the deaf:

A British national lottery is helping deaf
actors. Funds from the lottery is creating
a new organization that has the goal of
helping deaf actors get opportunities
in the film industry.

……….

a newspaper brought up a mystery question if
a person wears a hearing aid in one ear.

Is he deaf in one ear only (functions as hearing
with his better ear)?

or

Is he deaf in both ears (may or may not function
as a deaf person in both ears)?

……..

In an interview, Nyle DiMarco said that he produced
‘Deaf U’ is for the big reason that while he was
growing up, he never saw deaf stories on TV.

………..

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind was
given a positive review by the State education board.

……….

An employer in China that hires the deaf at his own bakery
said national care for the needs of deaf has been great.

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CAPTIONS BLOCKED IN A MUSEUM MOVIE THEATER
At the American Revolutionary Museum at
Yorktown, Virginia, the museum movie had
captions.
But in one scene, the captions were
blocked.
It was blocked by the fake smoke from
a smoke-making machine to show war fighting
with rifles and cannons!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was chatting with a deaf person

A third person passed by between both of them

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Gas

The hearing person actually said:
This is Kass

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CHANGING ATTITUDE AMONG FEW DEAF PEOPLE
In the past, many deaf people (graduates from
Gallaudet, NTID and deaf schools) were proud people –
deaf, but successful at their jobs and at life.
Times have changed. After years of accepting their
deafness, some of them no longer accept it. Some of them
tell their friends:

I am not deaf

This is strange – because they went to Gallaudet
or NTID or deaf schools. And some of them participated
at few Deaflympics!
Changing times?

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

When stenocaptioning, we have seen that the final P and B are depressed by
the middle finger of the right hand, and the L and G are depressed by the
ring finger of the right hand. We have also seen that when you depress P
and B together, you get an N.

Most stenocaptioners use all four of those letters — P, B, L, and G — to
make a J sound. They must depress all four of them at the same time.

If the stenocaptioner were to miss the stroke with the ring finger, they
could get the N sound instead of the J sound.

Some examples of this would be:
The sheriff displayed his ban when he came to the door.
He trimmed the hen around his yard.
She didn’t want to answer, so she tried to don the question.

These should be read as:
The sheriff displayed his badge when he came to the door.
He trimmed the hedge around his yard.
She didn’t want to answer, so she tried to dodge the question.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

We all remember the terrible blast near the New England
Homes for the Deaf some years back. It affected the
normal operations at the home for quite a while.
There is a new bill in the Massachusetts legislature
that would regulate operations of the boiler plants
everywhere in the state. And as a symbolic gesture,
the bill’s hearing will take place at the very
same site of the blast – New England Homes for
the Deaf!

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PlasticsSA is working with the Whisper Boat Building Academy
in South Africa to train thirty deaf individuals on
boat-building. It is with the hope that these trained
deaf individuals would eventually find employment in the
boat building field. Said a spokesperson:

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Top stories about the deaf:

Charles Chaplin, the great silent films comedian,
had a favorite artist – and it was Granville Redmond,
a deaf man of many skills. It was Redmond that
taught Chaplin these signs that he used in his
silent films.

………..

A group of five deaf comedians was profiled in a
newspaper story. The American comedians were
Kathy Buckley and Jessica Flores. The sole
Canadian was D.J. Demers. Two others were
Europeans.

……….

Katie Goulding owns a AJ Sunflower Boutique
store in Center Moriches, NY. She is deaf.

…………….

Mark Barlet, not deaf, is a video gamer,
and he said the best way to put captions
into these games is to educate the developers
before they start work on the game programming.
He hopes his idea will work.

………………

A joke or not a joke? This was posted on
twitter:

My ring doorbell is defective. The electrician
says my transformer is faulty but the 30 days
returns period has passed. No way to contact
customer service representative by voice –
so I keyed in “human” in the auto bot,
hoping a human person will come up on
the screen!

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THE GEICO CAVEMAN ADS ARE FALSE
When we watch TV we laugh at these famous
GEICO caveman ads.
These ads are false. In these ads, the Cavemen
use voice to communicate with each other.
During the Stone Age, the early Cavemen used sign
language to communicate with each other for
many years.
The GEICO ads should have used sign language
Cave Men!

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TO AVOID DEAF SCAMMERS
We have many hearing scammers. We also have some
deaf scammers, who want to cheat deaf people of their
money.
How can we avoid these deaf scammers?

– no such a thing as sure money investment
– ask the scammer for their investment certificates
– ask who is the scammer’s accounting firm
– ask the scammer for their web site
– if they promise high interest rates, it is a fake

We have had two deaf scammers that cheated deaf people.
One went to jail; another is in big trouble now.

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Top stories about the deaf:

The upcoming World Congress of African Linguists
conference will feature a celebration of deaf art
and sign language demonstrations.

……….

said a digital marketing consultant:

Creating a mobile video is challenging, but not having
captions makes this challenge even more difficult

……..

A newspaper story said that nearly all movie theaters in
Montgomery and Birmingham, in Alabama, are captioned.
Not sure if it meant open captions – but other
major cities such as Huntsville and Mobile were
not on the list.

………..

Deaf Enterprises, which employs about 30 deaf people,
was profiled in a newspaper in Ireland – saying this
company was one of the best when it comes to high quality
work in furniture repair, upholstery, and French polishing.
This company is seeking to expand in the near future.

……….

A posting showed like this below!

Reduced price to $19.99 on Master Class’ ASL lessons.

What was the original price? The web posting didn’t say.

That $19.99 includes 53 lessons, with 75 hours of
learning.

Does that package include receptive ASL learning?

Doubt it!

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HEARING AID SCAM IN AUSTRALIA
There are complaints that high costs of hearing
aids in Australia are forcing some deaf people
to take a second mortgage on their homes to buy
their own hearing aids.
The government is thinking it is a scam by
hearing aid dealers.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing friend was chatting with a deaf friend

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Do come and visit me in pain

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A DEAF FUND RAISER
Big schools and big agencies have professional
fund raisers. They go out, meet the public and
ask for money donations for their programs.
Could a deaf person become a fund raiser, asking
hearing people for money?
Yes. One school for the deaf hired a deaf fund raiser,
and he was successful in raising funds (over millions
of dollars).
That deaf person could not use voice phone. How
did he raise funds?
Many different ways – faxes, emails, text pagers,
instant messages, etc.
The job was not easy but he succeeded.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

he final L is located on the top bank of the steno machine, and the final
G is below it on the bottom bank. Stenocaptioners use the ring finger of
the right hand to depress these keys.

Some stenocaptioners also use the G key as the steno stroke for an “-ing”
suffix.

A slip of the ring finger can cause a totally different word to
appear in the captioning.

Some examples of this would be:
It’s Friday, and the boss is going to saying his boat.
The knife was very dug.
She bought new tying for her kitchen floor.

These should be read as:
It’s Friday, and the boss is going to sail his boat.
The knife was very dull.
She bought new tile for her kitchen floor.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A newspaper article about ADA rights with the deaf, said that
exchanging written notes with a sales clerk at a store to
discuss purchase of an item is OK. But in a doctor’s office,
if the deaf person’s medical situation is complicated, then
an interpreter should be required. There are other situations
that would be OK to use a TTY or a CART or a text messaging
system.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Discriminating against the deaf has cost Wells Fargo 16 million
dollars. This was the agreement this big bank made with the
Department of Justice. Exactly how would 16 million be divided
among the deaf that filed complaints remains to be seen.

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Top stories about the deaf:

TikTok has been credited for helping preserve
Black Sign Language.

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A trio of deaf, stupid and blind individuals
working together to solve a crime? This is
what a new movie – Mugguru Monagallu is
coming up with in India. Sorry, the actor
playing the deaf role is fake-deaf.

……….

Is there an ADA overload over vocabulary?
An activist said he is tired of hearing
such phrases as ADA vehicle, ADA
entrance, ADA experience, ADA captions,
ADA interpreters, etc!

…………….

What happens if a deaf person has no access
to bad weather warnings? He may not know
where the safe escape routes are, and which
routes are closed. This comment was made
by a deaf person in a newspaper story.

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AI-empowered apps is supposed to be great, but
it is not perfect. An example is AI making
captions go bad! This was part of a newspaper
story.

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A WRONG INTERPRETER FOR WRONG DEAF PERSON
It happens from time to time. A deaf person goes
to a store to order something. The clerk, knowing
the person is deaf, asked a Coda, fluent in ASL
to serve at the interpreter.
It was the wrong interpreter for the wrong deaf person.
The deaf person was oral and knows no sign language, and
bringing in a Coda was a waste of time.
It is frustrating!

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HOW TO KILL A JOB INTERVIEW?
This is a true story. A national deaf organization
was advertising for a job as a receptionist/typist.
One hearing woman, ok with her ASL signs, demanded
a very high salary. It was almost equal to the
deaf organization CEO’s salary.
Of course, she did not get the job.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Huang Guanjun, who is deaf and an outstanding
long distance runner, was in a group of 21 runners
that perished in a race in China. Weather was great
at the start of the race before suddenly becoming
nasty, thus trapping these runners in freezing
conditions.

……….

‘The Incredible Hulk’ Lou Ferrigno said that
while struggled all his life with his deafness
he tried a couple of hearing aids and these
failed – but found success with his CI.

……..

An activist said ADA basically accommodates
those that use wheelchairs, as opposed to
accommodating all disabled people!

……….

A newly-discovered gene that carries hereditary deafness
has been identified as LOXHD1. Geneticist Marjo Hytonen
made that discovery.

…………

Hormel Foods and Jennie-O (Hormel Foods Corporation)
was awarded the best in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
at the PRWeek’s Brand Film Awards event. The primary
reason was Hormel hiring a deaf refugee who is currently
building up a career at this company.

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MUSIC IN SPORTS
Many deaf people love sports – football, basketball,
etc – no matter.
Many hearing people also love sports for another
reason – music! There is a lot of music during sports
events. Hearing people enjoy two things – watching
sports and listening to the music.
Deaf people often do not realize it!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was telling his deaf friend
something.

The deaf friend thought the hearing person said:
This is Felix and I am getting a package

The hearing friend actually said:
This is Fedex and I am getting a package

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HEARING HOPE THAT DEAF STAY AWAY
There are many hearing people that wave hi, and smile
when a deaf person walks by him. But at the same time
the mind of the hearing person is:

I hope he does not come to talk to me

And often after many years of saying hi and waving,
the deaf person finally comes to the hearing person to
discuss something.
Suddenly the hearing person’s mind locks up and he
freezes!

Very sad.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-freezes-at-deaf-2/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we take a look at some of the final consonants that captioners write
with their right hand, we see that the P on the top bank and the B on the
bottom bank are written by the middle finger of the right hand.

The captioner depresses both keys simultaneously to get an N sound. A slip
of the finger can cause a word that was not intended.

Some examples of this would be:
He downloaded a song from I tubes.
She is going to rub the race.
He drove the Jean off the road.

These should be read as:
He downloaded a song from iTunes.
She is going to run the race.
He drove the Jeep off the road.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest mentioned Alabama government robbing Peter to
pay Paul, meaning shifting funds from the Telecommunications
Relay Service Fund to pay for other things. The deaf barked
about it but unfortunately, the legislators would not listen
to the deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The British legal system not being fair to the deaf?
Says who? The SignHealth, a social service agency working
with the deaf and representatives from three different
British police jurisdictions are saying so. Their findings
have been presented to Dominic Grieve, an attorney who also
serves as a Member of the Parliament.

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Top stories about the deaf:

U.S. Army Sgt. Bill Fitrakis, a member of the
Michigan National Guard, has been volunteering
his time as interpreter for the deaf during
their vaccination. When he is not on duty
with the National Guard, he returns to his
regular job – as ASL interpreter!

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Olof Hanson was written up in a newspaper
story as America’s first deaf architect
who served during late 19th century
and early 20th century. Historians have
respected him for his work and service
with the deaf – but there is a but!
Was he really the first deaf architect?
Do not know.

……….

At the Orlando Fringe event, interpreters
will be working at selected sites. Not
all sites, just selected – meaning it may
be a problem for the deaf that want to
attend an event that is not being
interpreted.

…………….

deaf activist said:
Hearing-impaired people cannot hear, but they do feel it

that comment was made during a newspaper interview

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14 people have applied for the position as
superintendent of Tennessee School for the Deaf.

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A TENT AT SOME DEAF CONFERENCES
If you attend a meeting at some national deaf
conferences, you may see a small tent near the
meeting platform.
The tent is used by the meeting parliamentarian.
This is to prevent nosey eyes when the president
asks the parliamentarian some important meeting
questions.
The idea of a tent was invented by Bummy
Burstein, the famous Deaf Parliamentarian.

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THE TELEPHONE AND THE AGBELL

We all know that Alexander Graham Bell won the patent
for the first telephone. We also know that he married
a deaf woman, was interested in the oral education of
the deaf, and that the AgBell was named after him.
What would have happened if he did not win the
telephone patent? Bell raced against another man, Elisha
Gray for the first telephone patent. Bell arrived at the
US Patents Office, beating Gray by a few minutes in 1876!
Elisha Gray Association for the Deaf? No way, Gray
was not interested in the deaf. Bell was!

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Top stories about the deaf:

One of the 50 charities that dumped Prince Andrew
is the Royal National Institute For The Deaf
(in UK).

……….

Accessible Employment Guide is being published by
Attitude Is Everything, a non-profit group. It
focuses on including the deaf in the commercial
music industry.

……..

Researchers at Oregon State University are saying
they found a new piece to make gene therapy work,
meaning no more born-deaf babies in the future.

……….

Deaf audience use texts to call-in their responses
and comments both live to Deaf TV. It is taking place in
Great Britain.

…………

Why The Mandalorian is Disney’s greatest Star Wars achievement?

Because it is Troy Kotsur, a deaf actor, that came up
with a new sign language just for that role!

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A SLIGHTLY DEAF STUDENT AT US NAVAL ACADEMY
Few years ago, the US Naval Academy had a student
that was slightly deaf.
He should not have been admitted to the Naval
Academy because perfect hearing is required to
operate ships and to lead the sailors on the boat,
etc.
How was he admitted to the academy? He was a
basketball star and the Navy needed good athletes.
That was why the rule was bent!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing basketball fan was chatting with
a deaf basketball fan.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
I root for Milwaukee Ducks

The hearing fan actually said:
I root for Milwaukee Bucks

Note:
There is a team – Anaheim Ducks

and also

University of Oregon Ducks

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FROM TOTAL COMMUNICATION TO TOTAL CONVERSATION?
During the 1970’s, Total Communication was a hot
thing at schools for the deaf (sign language, speech
and lipreading at the same time).
Total Communication has faded away because of bi-bi,
but there is a new name. It is called “Total Conversation.”
It is a new name in the Netherlands – a new relay service
that has sign language, text, video and voice.
Total Communication? Will Americans copy this new name?

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have been looking at the initial consonants that stenocaptioners write
with their left hand and the vowels that captioners write with their
thumbs.

We will now take a look at some of the final consonants that captioners
write with their right hand. All the final sounds in words and word
endings are written with the right hand.

The captioner uses the right index finger to depress the F key on the top
bank or the R key on the lower bank, or both keys can be depressed
simultaneously. A slip of the index finger can cause a word that was not
intended.

Some examples of this would be:
When he woke up, his joints were stir.
She heard the whiff of the lawn mower.
She drove the calf to the store.

These should be read as:
When he woke up, his joints were stiff.
She heard the whir of the lawn mower.
She drove the car to the store.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

D.L. Stewart, a columnist with a newspaper in
Dayton, Ohio, is late deafened. He wrote a
column that was titled:

Hearing loss not as funny to those who endure it

He was saying that these “deafness” jokes are
actually not funny in the first place, even though
hearing people may think these are hilarious.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Hayes Jackson is an agent with the Alabama Cooperative
Extension System in Anniston. He is deaf, but functions
as a hearing person. He goes around in the state,
advising people on their needs with agriculture and
nature. He was written up in a local newspaper, praising
him for his enthusiasm while explaining things to
people and answering their questions.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Selina Ooi, who is deaf, was written up in a newspaper
story, praising her as one of the top graphic designers
at UOW Malaysia KDU, which is part of the University of
Wollongong Australia global network

………..

Missouri Rep. Richard West is pushing for optional
license plate sticker for deaf drivers to allow police
officers to appropriately deal with them during
traffic stops. Pushing him for the bill was a deaf
constituent

……….

The Oklahoma Weather Alert Remote Notification
system is providing the deaf with weather hazards and
emergencies through pager, email or texts.

…………….

the General Services Administration (GSA) is no longer
handling its own relay service for the deaf. This
task has been given to the FCC.

………………

Karen Adams, a Coda, is a Member of the Scottish
Parliament. In sign language upon being introduced
to the Parliament, she gave thanks to her parents.

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LIES IN STORE ADS
Sometimes we see ads which mention “ASL speaking
staff” in shops or stores.
Are these ads honest? Many times the “ASL hearing
person” will struggle with fingerspelling – when trying
to spell:

Hi, my name is ……………”

Are these stores and shops liars? You decide.

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HEARING EMPLOYEE TELLING A LIE
A new deaf employee, confused about the job
assignments, asked a hearing employee for
help and advice.
The hearing employee replied:

I am sorry. I don’t understand the work assignment
you are doing

It forced the deaf employee to find another
hearing employee for help and advice.
Few months later, the deaf employee realized
that the first hearing employee knew everything
but said “I don’t understand” just to avoid
communicating with a deaf person!
It is sad that some hearing employees will
lie to a deaf employee.

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Top stories about the deaf:

If all goes well, then Will Moseley-Roberts, who is deaf,
may become a physician. He is currently attending medical
school in Scotland. Does Wales have any other deaf
physicians? Do not know.

……….

A former Uber, who is deaf, was fired because of poor
ratings by his passengers. He filed a lawsuit, saying
he never signed the Uber’s technology services agreement
that would permit the company to review his ratings.
This case is in the courts.

……..

A newspaper story in New Zealand said there is a shortage
of interpreters in small towns, but not that so in
major cities.  Same as USA!

……….

All three finalists withdrew from the finalist list for the
Superintendent position at Maryland School for the Deaf. For
that reason the search has been paused.

…………

GLOBO Language Solutions has purchased the Crabtree
Interpreting Services (Houston, TX)

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DEAF HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WTIH SOME BARBERS
A deaf man with long hair, walks into a
different barber shop. The barber does not
know him.
He gestures to the barber that he wants
his hair cut short.
Barber is confused. Short?  Meaning
cut off almost all of long hair? Or
to cut just a little off the long hair?

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Lip reading tale

At a farm, the hearing farmer was chatting with
his deaf friend.

The deaf person thought the hearing farmer said:
Be careful of that animal, he will core people if angry

The hearing farmer actually said:
Be careful of that animal, he will gore people if angry

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FIGHTING OR PLAYING?
We often see dogs rough it up with each other. Are they
fighting or playing? Hint – look at dog’s tails and jaws.

We often see hearing people “rough” with each other.

Are they fighting or playing? Hearing people can tell by
listening to their voices – angry voice or playful
voices.

The deaf often cannot tell if it is playing or
fighting!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Stenocaptioners use the left pinkie, ring finger, and middle finger to
depress the initial consonants S, K, and W on the bottom row. When the K
and W are depressed together, we get the sound for the letter Q.

These letters can be used together to produce the blended sounds at the
beginning of words. With a slip of one of these fingers, a totally
different word than the captioner intended can appear.

Some examples of this would be:
She wanted chocolate and vanilla squirrel ice cream
When doing weightlifting, swats can be a difficult exercise.
The child drew a circle and a scare.

These should be read as:
She wanted chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream.
When doing weightlifting, squats can be a difficult exercise.
The child drew a circle and a square.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

There are some prisons that do not know how to deal with
deaf inmates with health issues that require medication.
An example is the Allegheny County Jail in Pennsylvania.
A deaf inmate needed medication and repeatedly requested it
with the prison staff only to be ignored. After getting out,
he filed a lawsuit in federal court. The county then reached
settlement with him.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The American Bar Association enacted a resolution, asking
companies to hire more and more disabled and deaf attorneys.
Will this help? Well, to date, only five companies have
pledged to hire deaf attorneys – either as outside counsel
or as an in-house attorney.

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Quicksand

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Top stories about the deaf:

Metro Pacific Tollways Corp in the Philippines,
said they have installed emergency boxes
on highways, which features loudspeaker,
camera and hearing aids to help deaf
drivers. Text? Nope!

………..

A scream that is getting more common
in some events –

where is the interpreter!

This was the sarcasm posted on a web site
by a deaf activist.

……….

A professional lipreading agency?  Not a joke
as there is one being set up in Great Britain.
It says this service levels the playing
field for lipreading deaf and lipreading
hard of hearing!

…………….

a good joke, or a bad joke?

A deaf person that was wearing a CI, said
Being deaf means I take my ears off to relax;
people don’t understand it’s exhausting’

It was written as a “joke” in a newspaper
column.

………………

the Eleventh Circuit said that a deaf person
could file a lawsuit under ADA if a city
does not make its website accessible.
Previously the lower courts threw out the
case, saying the deaf man “suffered” no
damages.

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ONE IN MILLION ODDS?
This story is for Deaf Statisticians. And this is a
true story.
An accident with two cars took place in a recent
year. The driver of the first car was deaf and ASL signer.
The driver of the second car was also deaf and ASL signer.
Both drivers did not know each other but they were
able to exchange in ASL their names, their addresses and
their insurance cards.
What are the mathematical odds of this happening?
One in one million or one in one billion?

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EMBARRASSING SPEECH
Few days ago, Ann Curry, who is hostess of “Today”
TV show, gave a speech at Wheaton College in
Massachusetts. She praised the college for its famous
graduates. It was the wrong college that she praised,
since there is another Wheaton College in Illinois.
It was very embarrassing.
It happened to the deaf one time. There was an
event by Metrocast in Washington, DC in early
1980’s to announce the captioning of its sports
programs. A well known deaf leader gave a speech,
praising Metromedia for giving captions.
It was very embarrassing, because Metromedia and
Metrocast names can be confusing.
But the Metrocast people did not like it !

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DeafDigest – 08 May 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Nigeria’s Dr Abiodun Olusesi is Ear, Nose and
Throat (ENT) surgeon. He has been advocating to
end hearing impairment in his nation. He said
no one can afford CI’s and since the government
won’t subsidize it, why continue with it!

……….

Will the use of VR device help the deaf function
in a Zoom setting? A deaf person said yes.

……..

A British TV morning show greeted viewers with
a Deaf Awareness Week announcement. One thing
went wrong – no captions. Yes, the Deaf
Community is upset.

……….

Ole Miss has been slapped with a lawsuit by a
former deaf student for not captioning anything
on the campus during his student days.

…………

During a newspaper interview, a deaf person said:

I have great memory and great detail, and it helps
me overcome my deafness

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FINALLY SOME DEAF FRIENDLY FOOD TRUCKS
What is a Deaf Friendly Food Truck?
There are few trucks that have their
menus listed with #1, #2, #3, #4, etc
dishes.
Very easy for the deaf customer to
show the numbers on his finger for their
food truck menu choice.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing traveler and a deaf traveler were
ready to go out and travel.

The deaf traveler thought the hearing traveler said:
Make sure to back our bags

The hearing traveler actually said:
Make sure to pack our bags

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HIRING A CONSULTANT IN A MOVIE FOR NOTHING
From time to time Hollywood people hire a deaf Consultant
to work with directors and producers in a big filming
that involves a deaf actor.

And sometimes hiring the consultant is a waste of time
and waste of money.

Why? Because when filming is finished, the film editors
may cut out scenes that involve deaf actors!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that the stenocaptioner’s left hand produces the initial
consonants in words, and we have seen that the top key for the captioner’s
middle finger is P, and the top key for the index finger is H.

If both the P and the H are depressed together, you get the M sound. With
a slip of the index finger, a captioner can accidentally turn a P into an
M or vice versa.

Some examples of this would be:
She thought his ideas were good and had some parrot.
The flags were flying at half-past.
Her favorite color was mink.

These should be read as:
She thought his ideas were good and had some merit.
The flags were flying at half-mast.
Her favorite color was pink.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Ann Arbor (Michigan) personnel office is looking for
the perfect person for the city administrator position.
Part of the job description asks for – the physical
ability to walk, stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push,
lift, finger, feel, grasp, talk, see, hear and perform
repetitive motions. Because nobody is perfect, it means
the deaf AND hearing applicants would not qualify!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Deaf people that receive SSDI will be glad to learn that creditors
cannot immediately hold their funds in order to pay off their bills.
And the banks, which hold these SSDI deposits, must follow criteria.
For more information, these SSDI recipients should check with
their Social Security representatives.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Jolene Madison is the new president of South Carolina
School for the Deaf.

………..

The NAACP of Las Vegas will be reviewing the incident
where police officers forced 2 Coda daughters to
interpret for their deaf mother during an ugly
traffic stop.

……….

Receiving a grant in Frederick County (MD) is the
Endangered Species Theater Project. It will involve
deaf actors and hearing actors in some theatrical
programs.

…………….

Donna Sorenson has resigned as superintendent
of Mississippi School for the Deaf.

………………

There is a workshop in Texas on Ethics: Medical & Hospital
Setting for deaf patients. A key issue to keep in
mind that deaf patients may be overwhelmed with too
many interpreters interpreting different things that
many doctors and many nurses may say! Not the fault
of interpreters, doctors and nurses – but this is
the way many hospitals operate!

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A HEARING PERSON’S CONFESSION
A hearing person had a confession. When he sees
deaf people using sign language to communicate with
each other, he always stares at them.
Rude ? Yes, but the hearing person said sign language
is so beautiful that he loves to watch even though he
does not understand a word.
It is the same as a deaf person watching a band, led
by a band leader who uses his hands to guide the
musicians. A deaf person may not understand music but
enjoys watching the movement of the hands.

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF SIGN LANGUAGE
Many deaf people use sign language. Not every
deaf person uses ASL as their sign language.
Many immigrant deaf people use their home nation
sign language that we, the Americans, do not
understand.
And also, there are many deaf people that teach
themselves sign language. We also often do not
understand these self-taught sign languages.
Self-taught sign languages create problems for
interpreters and social workers that work with
the deaf!

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Top stories about the deaf:

A survey said that 98% of Zimbabwe’s deaf population
do not understand many other local languages – because
the sign language they use is English-based.

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To make easier for the deaf in need of assistance,
the FCC is changing the National Suicide Prevention
and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline text number to
988.

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Legislation has been introduced to establish the
New York State Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

……….

The Clubhouse, a new but audio-only, deaf-unfriendly
app, has suspended a blind man for a live transcript
to help the deaf!

…………

An experiment with emergency alert system at
Torrance Beach, to help the deaf with emergency
alerts, has hit into technical difficulties.

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GALLAUDET STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR BEING DRUNK IN PUBLIC??
Many deaf people, in the past, many years ago, suffered
from Spinal Meningitis that made them deaf.
People with Spinal Meningitis have poor balance at
night. Many years ago, cops arrested some Gallaudet students
that were walking at night outside of the Gallaudet
campus because they thought the students were drunk!
It was not true. The cops did not realize that Spinal
Meningitis causes poor balance at night.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing friend was walking through the forest
with his deaf friend.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Look at this cash on the ground

The hearing person actually said:
Look at this ash on the ground

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A FAMOUS DEAF ENTERTAINER WITH A SCARY NAME
The word Asphyxia is scary. It means choking the neck
to prevent the person from breathing. Well, there is
a famous entertainer whose name is Asphyxia. She is from
Australia and performs shows for the Grimstones, which
is a circus group that travels all over the world.

And she is deaf! She has been deaf all her life. She
performs everything – puppets, trapeze, hula hoops, etc.

Why Asphyxia? Do not know! Anyway, she is now writing a
book about her life.

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

We have seen that stenocaptioners write the initial consonants P and W
with the middle finger of the left hand, and when they depress both keys
simultaneously, they get the sound for the letter B.

As we have seen with other consonants, the same thing also applies when
these letters are part of a blended sound at the beginning of a word. A
little slip of the finger could totally change the word.

Some examples of this would be:
He checked the air pressure in his swear tire.
She spam across the lake.
The student won the swelling bee.

These should be read as:
He checked the air pressure in his spare tire.
She swam across the lake.
The student won the spelling bee.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The movie – Shogun Assassin – involved perhaps one of the
strangest reverse interpreting assignments of all time!
The original movie version was produced in the early eighties
and was so violent that its showing was banned in some cities.
Director Robert Houston, not deaf, wanting to remake the movie,
hired a group of deaf people, as reverse interpreters. They
advised the scriptwriters what the actors were saying in the
original version – in order to make the remade film a much
better one.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Georgia may be paying the price for indifferent mental health
services for the deaf. A lawsuit is forthcoming, filed by
deaf residents, accusing the state of not doing much with
mental health services.

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Top stories about the deaf:

The word “rare” should be replaced with “common”
re Disney Plus series as Echo AKA Maya Lopez
in the statement that said:

Echo AKA Maya Lopez, one of the rare deaf superheroes in the
Marvel universe

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Laura Siegel is the new director of Vermont
Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf/Blind Services.
Keep in mind Vermont is one of the few states without
a state school for the deaf. Austine School for
the Deaf was shut down some years back.

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An activist said, in a private email, to DeafDigest
editor:

remote work is problematic for deaf employees; one of
the reasons are that Zoom leaders do not really involve
the deaf in the work-related issues

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US Department of Transportation is updating
its Passengers with Disabilities guidelines
because of continuing issues with deaf
passengers “getting” lost in these
huge airport terminals.

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A film awards critic said:

Disabilities in films aren’t new, but Oscar recognition sure is

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ASL COURSES POPULAR WITH COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS?
There are many, many college football players that
take ASL classes.
Do these football players love ASL and love Deaf
Culture?
No. Many football coaches tell these players to
take ASL classes because they think it is an easy
class for them to pass and to continue playing
football.
An example was a group of 29 football players at
University of Oregon taking these ASL classes.
Maybe this is why the team is very strong since
all of them passed their ASL classes!

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TINNITUS: A CHOICE

In Scotland few years ago, a hearing woman was
suffering from tinnitus.

It is a stubborn ringing of noise in a person’s
head that almost never stops.

The doctor told the woman that she had a choice –
to have an operation to cure tinnitus but to become
deaf for good or to ignore the operation and suffer
tinnitus for life but to remain hearing.

An awful choice!

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Top stories about the deaf:

Lillie Brown, not deaf, is a student at Lincoln Land Community
College. She won an award at the Illinois Community College
Journalism Association spring conference for her article.
It was about deaf students inconvenienced by the COVID-19
pandemic.

……….

In her acceptance speech as the new chancellor of the
Robert Gordon University in Scotland, Dame Evelyn Glennie,
the eminent musician who is deaf, said:

I share Robert Gordon University’s ambition to eliminate barriers
to higher education

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How is Black Sign Language compared to ASL?

Daisy Rivenbark, the North Carolina Deaf Services
Specialist, said:

We sign pretty much big, instead of smaller signing space.
We sign big and very expressive

A deaf Black person, from the North, never used
Black Sign Language in his life. He moved South
and struggled with it even when his new deaf
friends tried to help him with it!

……….

Drew Gordon, a past Gallaudet basketball star,
has been credited for establishing Adjacent Space
as a non-profit agency in Birmingham, Alabama.
The agency mission is to build a bridge between
the deaf and the hearing.

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Will Marlee Matlin pick a second Oscar, this time as
executive producer of a live action short film –
Feeling Through. We will have to wait and see.

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

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Lip reading tale

A hearing nature-lover was walking through
the woods with a deaf nature-lover.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Look at the tree. It is marked

The hearing person actually said:
Look at the tree. It is mocked.

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WORKING AT DEAF PLACE OR WORKING AT HEARING PLACE
A deaf person worked for many years at a hearing
place, where he was the only deaf employee.
His boss would write down his tasks on paper –
#1 task, #2 task, #3 task, etc.
The deaf person would follow the notes while
doing his tasks. Easy. No problem.
The deaf person quit his job at the hearing
workplace to work at a deaf place (agency serving
the deaf).
His new boss was deaf. Not necessary to write
notes? Well. The new boss would sign in ASL very
fast – please do task #1, please do task #2,
please do task #3. It was so fast that he had a
hard time remembering these tasks.
This deaf person realized he made a mistake
by leaving a hearing job for a deaf job!

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

We have seen that stenocaptioners write the initial consonants T and K
with the ring finger of the left hand, and when they depress both keys
simultaneously, they get the sound for the letter D.

The same thing also applies when these letters are part of a blended sound
at the beginning of a word. A slip of the ring finger could totally change
the word. Remember that captioners are writing phonetically, so the K
sound could be spelled with a “k” or a “c.”

Some examples of this would be:
She tripped on the scare.
He thought the bread was scale.
The government class visited their skate capital.

These should be read as:
She tripped on the stair.
He thought the bread was stale.
The government class visited their state capital.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf students are no different from hearing students
as far as the cell phone is concerned. At West
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, the students
were permitted to use their cell phones to send text
messages during lunch time. It was learned that some
of these students sneaked in text messages during
classes and while they were in rest rooms. As a
result the school changed its policy not to allow
cell phones during school hours!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Cheryl Heppner, CEO, Northern Virginia Resource Center
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, an agency across
the river from Washington, DC, goes into conference
calls quite a lot despite her deafness. She uses CART
to read what is being discussed. The trick to these
deaf-hearing conference calls is to jump into the
conversation with something to say at the first pause.
This is not an easy thing to do because by the time
she starts to say something, someone else has
controlled the conversation. Fortunately for her
the Department of Education funding has helped create
a special device, called Trace Online Hand-Raising
Utility, that allows participants to take turns
instead of jumping over each other!

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Equal Access

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Top stories about the deaf:

What is a fog of communications? It is when the mask
blocks verbal, visual and social cues. This was
what one deaf activist complained in a newspaper
interview.

………..

The Quinte West councilors in Belleville, Ontario,
are discussing the possibility of offering interpreting
services for the deaf upon demand.

……….

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles will be providing
ASL video of Operator’s License Knowledge Test.

…………….

The U.S. Department of Labor will be listening to the
public for advice on best ways to hire the deaf for
all types of jobs.

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Deaf Austin Theatre will be hosting the works of
deaf artists via live streaming.

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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.

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THE THREE SISTERS
Three sisters in a family were close to each other
in age. One was born deaf; the second one was born
hard of hearing; the third one was born hearing.
The deaf sister went to a residential school.
The hard of hearing sister went to a mainstreamed
program.
Years later these sisters reached into 30’s in
age. The hard of hearing sister lost her hearing and
became deaf. The hearing sister also lost her hearing
and has become deaf.
Genetics playing a funny game with these three
sisters? Hard to say. The father fought in the Vietnam
War where Agent Orange was used. He says it changed
his genes, thus causing deafness in his three
daughters. He is very bitter about it.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Uber has been training its drivers to look for
non-discriminatory ways to reject certain passengers,
including the deaf, that will avoid ADA lawsuits!

……….

There is a cooperative of 45 deaf pig farmers
in Rwanda. Lack of knowledge of sign language
among some of them is what is preventing
the cooperative of healthy business growth
with hearing farmers.

………

The Tarrytown Pharmacy, based in Austin, Texas,
has been praised for helping the deaf with their
Covid-19 shots.

……….

There has always been talk over the years of
Captioned Radio for the deaf. Only one such
network existed – in the Philadelphia area
during the late seventies/early eighties
until funding ran out. Now, the WAMU(FM)
radio station is coming up with the idea
of Captioned Radio for the deaf in the
Washington, DC area. Will it work, especially
with their auto-captions?

…………

Philip has departed us. Two things about him –
his mother was deaf and he made too many bad
jokes about anything, even laughing at the deaf
that stood next to the band. In his defense
a newspaper said he was prone to bad jokes.

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DEAF COMPLAINTS, MANY YEARS AGO AND TODAY
Many years ago, deaf students that attended mainstreamed
classes (without interpreters) had a complaint – that many
hearing teachers were hard to lipread. The deaf students will
tell each other which teacher was easy to lipread, and which
teacher was hard to lipread.
Today, deaf students have a different complaint – that some
interpreters (without certificates) cannot sign too well!
Times have changed!

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Lip reading tale

A deaf fan and a hearing fan were talking
about baseball.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
The Yankees should have signed Writers

The hearing fan actually said:
The Yankees should have signed Wieters

Wieters is Matt Wieters, a long time veteran
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AN UGLY DEAF INCIDENT AT MCDONALDS
A deaf husband and wife couple, both of them
anti-hearing extremists, walked into a local
McDonalds. They used ASL to order their food.
Of course, the woman behind the counter
did not understand ASL. She called for her manager
to help. Yes, the manager also did not understand
ASL.
It only made the deaf couple angrier and angrier.
At this point, another deaf couple entered McDonalds
and saw this incident. They were so embarrassed that
they quickly left the place.
DeafDigest does not know what happened afterwards.
But signing ASL with hearing people that does not
know ASL is the worst example of Deaf Extremism!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that stenocaptioners write the initial consonants H and R
with the index finger of the left hand, and when they depress both keys
simultaneously, they get the sound for the letter L.

The same thing also applies when these letters are part of a blended sound
at the beginning of a word. A slip of the index finger could totally
change the word.

Some examples of this would be:
She changed the word with a ship of her finger.
Children should be instructed to use caution around lawn mower braids.
He always wanted to visit the ever grades.

These should be read as:
She changed the word with a slip of her finger.
Children should be instructed to use caution around lawn mower blades.
He always wanted to visit the Everglades.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A popular pizza place in West Seattle is Abbondanza Pizzeria.
A good number of patrons are deaf, and it is for a good
reason. The owner, Robert Esposito, is deaf. He has owned
and operated his pizzeria for ten years. This place was
written up in the food section of a Seattle newspaper.

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An unusual deaf kid is Tyler Bowes, only 15 years old and a
sophomore at Old Fort HS in Ohio. He is the school student
athletic director, but actually does the work of a real
athletic director – be it filming the games, bringing out
equipment, helping the game referees, serving the team
with water and refreshments, setting up the game clock and
scoreboard, etc, etc, etc. All of that on top of a 4.0
grade average and a burning ambition to become a pilot,
despite his deafness.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Zheng Xuan, who is deaf, has been pushing for
respect in linguistic research into Chinese sign
language, a field dominated by hearing people
that claim to be sign language experts.

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A public display garden in Costantia, a suburb of
Cape Town in South Africa, was razed and destroyed
much to the dismay of residents. The landscape
architect was Ann Sutton. She was deaf.

……….

Texas School for the Deaf has been working with
a local pharmacy to provide Covid-19 shots.
This is said to be unique Deaf community service.

…………….

A school district is worried. The high school in
that district will start ASL courses, but the
big question among the administrators is:

do we have enough teachers?

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The Deaf West Theatre has withdrawn from the
LA Stage Alliance because its request for
ASL interpreter or captions was ignored.

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IS ADA STRONG OR WEAK?
Is ADA strong or weak? ADA is 20 years old but
we are always having problems. Almost every week we
read in newspapers about lawsuits against doctors
and hospitals. They would not give us interpreters.
ADA is very strong if hearing people have strong
attitude and want to help the deaf. ADA is very
weak if hearing people have bad attitudes about us.
ADA strong or weak? You decide!

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UNION STATION IN WASHINGTON, DC
Union Station is not too far from Gallaudet
University.
This station has a lot of history. Many years ago
Gallaudet students went to the Union Station to take
the trains back to their home towns. There were always
many Gallaudet students at Union Station greeting
each other for the fall semester, and saying farewell
after the spring semester.
Times have changed. Students either fly or drive.
But many deaf people still go to Union Station – because
it has a big Food Court and students always get tired
of college food!

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Top stories about the deaf:

Patti White Fuller, not deaf, was written up in
a newspaper story as the pioneering captioner
of the scoreboard at the Busch Stadium, the
home of the St Louis Cardinals. Before technology
came around, she jury rigged the scoreboard wires
to make captioning work.

……….

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department (Indiana)
has purchased Automated external defibrillators,
but made sure these are deaf friendly, for possible
use by the deaf.

………

Doing their part to get rid of plastic on earth,
a deaf-owned, deaf-run business team of women
have been rolling out handmade paper bags and
distributing these out in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
A newspaper story described these deaf women
as environmental warriors.

……….

BSL Health Access, a video relay service in Great
Britain, has shut down due to funding issues.
The deaf of Great Britain are not too happy
about it.

…………

A volunteer has been teaching “recreational”
sign language classes at a college. DeafDigest
is not sure what recreational is supposed to mean
as far as sign language is concerned. Does
recreational mean slow learning, fun with laughs,
learning bad words, etc?

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DEAF SHIRT, HEARING SHIRT
If you study groups of hearing people and deaf
people, you may notice a difference. Many hearing
people wear shirts without front pockets, and many
deaf people wear shirts with front pockets.
Front pockets? Yes, for pen and pad that we use
to write notes with hearing people. This is called
the Deaf Shirt.

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Lip reading tale

A deaf person and hearing person, both fans of
TV mystery series, were discussing these
crime detectives.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Marble is a great TV detective

The hearing person actually said:
Marple is a great TV detective

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VIDEO OF A DYING LANGUAGE
In Great Britain and Scotland, deaf people used fingerspelling
for many years with both hands. This fingerspelling language
is dying because younger people use signs not fingerspelling.
As a result, there is a project right now – to visit older
people in Scotland that continue to use two-hand fingerspelling.
The deaf filmmakers want to video this fingerspelling before
these older people die.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we have been looking at initial consonants that captioners depress with
their left hands, we’ve seen that the lower bank consists of the letters
S, K, W, and R. The S key is pressed down using the pinky finger, while
the other three fingers depress the K, W, and R.

Some words require that the captioner write the steno SKR for the “scr”
sound, as in the word “screen.” The steno KR would be used for the “cr”
sound, as in the word “crown.” A slip of the pinky finger could once again
totally change the word.

Some examples of this would be:
She went to the French restaurant and ordered scrapes.
He brought his bolts, nuts, and cruise.
He crawled his name on the document.

These should be read as:
She went to the French restaurant and ordered crepes.
He brought his bolts, nuts, and screws.
He scrawled his name on the document.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Sandra Cottrell, a deaf British woman, has been employed
as a caretaker and as a physical therapist aide with the
Tyneside Disability Forum. This agency serves the needs
of the deaf and the disabled. Yet, this agency would not
accommodate her on her communications needs – despite –
the agency mission of helping the deaf and the disabled.
She filed a lawsuit, asking for monetary damages – and
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

New York’s 4201 schools can breathe a bit easier
re the funding issues. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who
originally wanted the funds cut, changed his mind
and said the state will continue with funding.
The concern right now is that there may be changes
with procedures in funding. Will just have to wait
and see, but for now, 4201 schools are very much
alive.

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Top stories about the deaf:

A hospital in Toledo, Spain is stuck with
a broken hearing screening detection machine.
As a result, no one knows if the newly born
babies are deaf or hearing! It has been
broken for three months and only just
recently the hospital has completed
paperwork to purchase a new machine.

………..

A newspaper interview disclosed that Penn
State does not offer ASL program nor
recognize ASL as a language. Penn State
is one of these big nationally recognized
universities with high academic standards.
Yet, deaf and ASL, no, according to Penn State!

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Traffic intersection push buttons that
vibrate! Deaf people push heavy traffic
intersection light buttons in many cities
that don’t vibrate. This innovation is

supposed to help the deaf. Still, the
most important thing is – eyes to make sure
intersections are clear to cross across.

…………….

There is a debate in Bhutan about describing
the deaf. Are they to be described as Deaf
or as deaf? And that the deaf people themselves
are confused between being deaf or being Deaf!

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UPS had hoped to avoid a lawsuit over refusal
to promote a deaf employee for a driver’s
job, but couldn’t because of a ruling by
Wisconsin federal judge. This meant the lawsuit
will proceed.

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CAPTIONS ON UNITED AIRLINES
United Airlines that fly to Europe have captions
on some of their movies.

This is great – but what is not so great is
that most of their movies are not captioned.

Hearing people have more choices with their
movies; deaf choices are limited.

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A LAWSUIT IRONY
There is an irony with a lawsuit a deaf woman filed
against an Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic.
That clinic refused to provide her with an interpreter;
she sued and won.
The irony is that the Ear, Nose and Throat medical clinic
works with many deaf patients, and they should be familiar
with their interpreting needs!
Why did they refuse? We will never know.

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DeafDigest – 27 March 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

An European activist said that while captions
are required for government-broadcasted media and social
media posts, it does not provide sign language access.

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A newspaper story said that the world’s largest
ASL database is located on the campus of Boston
University. Really?

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The Massachusetts attorney general has ordered the
property manager of two apartment complexes
in Springfield to pay a $25,000 fine for refusing
deaf applicants.

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According to a New Jersey newspaper the deaf population
of Newark is 22,000.

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Coming up is a small town theatrical play
“Silent Sky,” featuring two prominent deaf women –
Henrietta Leavitt and Annie Cannon, both
astronomers many years ago. There is a casting
call for both characters, both of whom functioned
as hearing persons despite their deafness (meaning
no ASL). Should the casting directors focus on
non-signing deaf actresses (very hard to find)
or on fake-deaf actresses? A coin flip decision!

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DEAF COMMUNICATIONS IN CAFE
In Vietnam, deaf people socialize with each
other in cafes.
They do not use sign language. Instead they
use their text pagers to communicate with each
other across tables!
Why? It is a good question.

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

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Lip reading tale

A hearing employee was gossiping with a deaf employee.

The deaf employee thought the hearing employee said:
Joe was fired because of a personal matter

The hearing employee actually said:
Joe was fired because of a personnel matter

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HARD TO READ HEARING FACES
Is it hard to read a hearing face? A hearing person
may be a snob, or very talkative or something.
A deaf person may often misread the hearing face
not knowing who he really is.
That hearing person may be really very shy and
other hearing people know that, yet deaf person
did not realize it!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/shy-hearing-person-with-deaf/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have been looking at the initial consonants on the steno machine that
captioners depress with their left hand.

The lower bank consists of the letters S, K, W, and R. The S key is
pressed down using the pinky finger, while the other three fingers depress
the K, W, and R.

If the captioner depresses them at the same time, they will get the steno
SKWR, which will translate as the letter J. If the captioner depresses the
KWR, they will get the letter Y.

If you ever see a Y or a J at the beginning of a word and it doesn’t make
sense, it might just be a slip of the pinky finger on the left hand. Try
mentally replacing the J with a Y sound or the Y with a J sound and see if
it makes sense.

Some examples of this would be:
He was released after 20 years in Yale.
He never left his house without applying hair yell.
Some recipes call for beating egg jokes.

These should read:
He was released after 20 years in jail.
He never left his house without applying hair gel.
Some recipes call for beating egg yolks.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

How effective is newborn hearing screenings? Not
100 percent effective if the research by the
Children’s Memorial Hospital is valid. They
are saying there have been babies that fell
through the cracks and that their deafness
would have gone undetected until they got
a bit older!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Could people sign and read at the same time?

Yes, according to Judith Kroll, who teaches psychology
at Penn State. The work by her team was published in
Cognition, a trade association publication.

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DeafDigest – 21 March 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

It was reminded for all of us that in 1980
closed captioned TV programs was introduced
by ABC, NBC and PBS. What about CBS? This
network refused to caption and in fact a
high ranking CBS official told a deaf
leader:

We will NEVER caption our programs.

A couple of years later that official
was removed from his position and CBS
gave in and joined the original captioning
group!

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This sense of timing is strange. Marisa Salzer.
who is deaf and formerly served as the member
of the Montesano City (Washington) city
council, and was never provided with interpreters
and closed captions during council meetings.
When she stepped down, she came up with a
civil lawsuit. Why didn’t she file a lawsuit
while she was still serving on the council?

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It was learned that Google Chrome 89 will
provide captions on desktops. What about iPhones?
Do not know.

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Must be perfect or else! This refers to computers
that are supposed to provide interpreting services
for the deaf. A tech person said that even a tiny
interpreting error could be a disaster for deaf
clients!

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The Maryland state song “Maryland, My Maryland!”
is racist; one of the phrases was this –

nor deaf, nor dumb

For that reason, state legislators are working
to have this song repealed.

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HEARING ASL STUDENT’S BIGGEST THRILL

What is the biggest thrill and also the
biggest dream of many hearing ASL students?

It is bumping into a deaf person and fully
communicating with him in ASL!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE AND VIETNAMESE SIGN LANGUAGE

Our American Sign Language is a complete language.
We have signs for most words in the dictionary.
Some countries have limited sign language vocabulary.
The VSL (Vietnamese Sign Language) is limited. For their
interpreters it was hard for them to sign some words
because there is none in the VSL dictionary.
We should realize we are fortunate to have a complete
sign language.

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DeafDigest – 20 March 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Will ADA clash with another pandemic with
respect to the safety and needs of the
deaf? This is what one activist is afraid
of, looking into the future once Covid-19
becomes a bad memory.

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A deaf attorney, that functions as a hearing
person, has filed a lawsuit against a local
newspaper and the article writer for
“mocking” his deafness!

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A plan for “simple earth life” ignores the
deaf. There are people that believe in the
simple life – no electricity, hunting and
fishing for food, no cell phones, etc.
Well, an advocate for a group that believes
in simple earth life admitted they overlook
the needs of the deaf!

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The Prai City Council (Malaysia) reached agreement
with Penang Deaf Association to have interpreters
provided for the deaf during press conferences.

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The Senate in Tennessee has voted to establish
911 text services in all state counties. This
being said, what it meant was that in the past
not every county had 911 text services!

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PARENTS OF DEAF CHILDREN IN WYOMING HAD CHOICES
Wyoming, for many years, had no state school for the deaf. What
did hearing parents of deaf children do?
They had choices – send their children to schools for the deaf
in Montana or Idaho or Utah or Colorado or Nebraska or South
Dakota. And sometimes, at Model Secondary School for the Deaf.
Some parents researched and interviewed superintendents of these
schools before making a choice. This can’t happen today because
of mainstreaming programs.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was talking about a TV
commercial on anti-depressant medicine.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Results is a good medicine

The hearing person actually said:
REXULTI is a good medicine

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BARTENDER PROBLEM WITH CAPTIONS
A deaf person entered the bar, ordered
his drink and asked the bartender to
turn on the captions.
The bartender struggled with the
remote and failed to turn on the captions.
The deaf person offered to turn on
the captions with the remote.
The bartender gave the deaf person
the remote. The deaf person looked at
the remote and found the “cc” button.
He was ready to push the button.
Suddenly the bartender grabbed
the remote before captions could be
turned on.
Why?

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen what sort of errors can happen with a slip of the ring finger
or index finger of the left hand of a stenocaptioner. The same type of
error can take place with a slip of the middle finger.

The steno PW is used for the initial consonant B. Both of these keys can
be depressed simultaneously using the middle finger of the left hand.
The P key is physically located above the W key on the keyboard. The
captioner has to press the crack between these two keys in order to get
the PW steno to appear.

Occasionally captioning mistakes can occur because a captioner may miss
the P key or W key, or the captioner could shadow a P or a W when they
were not intended.

If you sometimes see a P, W, or B sound at the beginning of the word and
it doesn’t make sense to you, see if you can make it make sense by
replacing it with one of the other two sounds.

Some examples of this would be:
He bored his milk into the glass.
She threw the wall to the catcher.
He lived in the pig city.

These should be read as:
He poured his milk into the glass.
She threw the ball to the catcher.
He lived in the big city.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network
scolded the National Relay Service for being “helpless”
when floods struck the Queensland territory. It was so
bad that Telstra, another Australian agency, had to
step in and help out.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Could a doctor accidentally ruin a baby’s hearing?
It has something to do with the baby having auditory
neuropathy. This means the baby’s brain has not been
normally processing the sounds. Anyway, noise during
the screening may destroy the baby’s not-yet-developed
hearing skills! This issue was raised in a recent
posting by the CNN.

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DeafDigest – 14 March 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Enforceable minimum standards with TV captions?
FCC has standards but how enforceable is it?
Well, it is a big issue in Australia.

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Tahseen Ahmed, who is deaf, was written up in
a newspaper story about her work as
chief occupational therapist at a hospital.
She oversees work on oncology, lymphedema
and plastics patients.

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An advocate said, in a newspaper story,
that hearing people do not realize that
the deaf community is diverse, meaning
no such a thing as one size fits all
approach.

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The Deaf Women United Conference, scheduled
for this summer in Chicago, has been postponed
to July 22-30, 2023.

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Ontario will be the first province in Canada
to provide sign language courses in two languages.

Ontario is English. Quebec is French and why
isn’t Quebec offering ASL courses. Not every
person in Quebec speaks French.

Good question.

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A CRAZY LAW IN MASSACHUSETTS
For many years in Massachusetts, all deaf clubs broke
the law.
The state had an old law that requires all movie
projectionists to have a state license! Why? We do not
know.
This means that deaf clubs in the state that show
captioned films were in violation of the law.
Fortunately, no deaf projectionists were arrested!
Today, it seems not to be a problem because movie
films are old fashioned; we watch movies with DVDs.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/a-crazy-law-in-massachusetts/

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OUR DEAF LEADERS IN THE OLD DAYS
In the old days, many deaf leaders were members of
a few national organizations. They were involved
with organization operations. This is why these national
organizations were close to each other – such as
NAD, AAAD and NFSD working closely together.
Times have changed. NAD leaders do not know deaf
sports leaders; religious leaders do not know
NAD leaders; and so on!

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DeafDigest – 13 March 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

Evelyn Glennie, who is deaf, and is considered the
world’s #1 percussionist, said that she has
200 different percussion works that she rotates
on a regular basis, so as not to “bore” her
audience with repeated lyrics!

……….

John Beardsley, not deaf, has collected all of
the works of famed deaf artist James Castle.
It now totals a collection of 546 Castle
illustrations.

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If you don’t ask, you may not get it.

This was the case of a deaf woman wanting
a see through mask at one Covid-19 testing
center, which didn’t have it. One of the
nurses went out and purchased it!

……….

A deaf employee at a frozen yogurt shop has been
teaching employees and customers ASL. It
was written up in a newspaper story.

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Activists in Vermont are pushing for the state
to provide insurance coverage for hearing aid
users.

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OFTEN EMBARRASSING IN A RESTAURANT
Sometimes DeafDigest editor goes out with friends to
restaurants.

Most of deaf friends just point to the menu the meals
they want. Very easy and no problems with the waiters.
But there is sometimes a stubborn deaf person, with no
speech skills, that would use speech to try to tell the
waiter what he wants.

The waiter does not understand the deaf person. But
the deaf person is stubborn and tries several times to
pronounce the words.

Is that deaf person an oralist? No. He uses ASL all the
time! But he just won’t point his finger at the menu.

Why? Good question!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was chatting with a deaf person

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
My boss is Bob Fibber

The hearing person actually said:
My boss is Bob Vibber

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FAMOUS HEARING NEIGHBORS A DEAF PERSON KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT
Deaf people often do not mingle with hearing neighbors.
The same can be said for hearing neighbors that do not mingle
with the deaf.
Years ago, DeafDigest editor lived in a nice neighborhood in
Annapolis, MD. The editor did not realize till years later that
four neighbors, on the same street, are famous.
These neighbors were:

– a former Washington Football Team player
– a former Washington Wizards basketball head coach
– a former horse racing jockey
– a former athletic director at US Naval Academy (Navy)

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have been looking at the initial consonants that stenocaptioners use,
and we have seen that captioners use combinations of letters to make other
letters.

The steno HR is used for the letter L. Both of these keys can be depressed
simultaneously using the index finger of the left hand. The H key is
physically located above the R key on the keyboard. The captioner has to
press on the crack between these two keys in order to get the HR steno to
appear.

Occasionally captioning mistakes can occur because a captioner may miss
the H key or R key, or the captioner could shadow an H or an R when they
were not intended. If you sometimes see an H, R, or L sound at the
beginning of a word, see if you can make it make sense by replacing it
with one of the other two sounds.

Some examples of this would be:
They froze the top hair of their wedding cake.
She wanted to go boating on the rake.
He measured the light and width of the boxes.

These should be read as:
They froze the top layer of their wedding cake.
She wanted to go boating on the lake.
He measured the height and width of the boxes.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The medical needs of the deaf people in the Frederick,
MD area would be enhanced if just one physician would
hire Marissa Clopper, a deaf woman, as the physician
assistant. She has all the qualifications necessary
to become a qualified physician assistant. According
to a newspaper story, she has asked physicians’
offices in the Frederick area but they are not hiring
anyone. DeafDigest hopes she will get her big break
when a physician is not afraid to hire the deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Philip Zazove, a deaf physician in Michigan, has been
appointed as Interim Chair of Family Medicine at the
University of Michigan. He said:

I believe I’m the first d/Deaf person who’s chair of
a medical department at an academic medical school

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Top stories about the deaf:

A small town newspaper said that many residents
watch live captioned news just for one reason –
to catch bloopers – as a source of humor for
themselves. Someday before they realize it
they may lose hearing and as a result, depend
on live captioned news for that reason!

………..

A new buzzword among job coaches that work
with the deaf is this:

job matching for deaf

If a vocational program trains the deaf to become
bakers, he should not be hired as a floor sweeper!

……….

A deaf employee at a Goodwill store was given
an impossible task and she succeeded. Some one
donated an old coat, forgetting there was
$5,000 cash stashed in it. Since Goodwill receives
hundreds of old coats every day, she had to
go through all of these coats to locate the
missing cash – and she did!

…………….

Gabriela Lena Frank, a musical composer, was
born with hearing loss. It did not stop her
from getting a four-year residency at the
Caine College of the Arts and the Fry Street
Quartet, both in Utah. Her credentials are
imposing.

………………

A job coach, helping the deaf fit into jobs,
made this flip comment:

Getting a job being deaf!

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A SAD DEAF PRISON STORY

In a midwest city, a deaf ooach of a
deaf basketball club could not find enough
players to have a team.

He gave up.

Reason?

Few of his best players were in prison!

Very sad.

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THE DEAF NETWORK CAN HURT SOME CODAS
Many Codas, growing up, want to work in the Deaf
Community – interpreters, teachers, social workers,
counselors, etc.

Most qualified Codas get jobs. But there are a few,
just a few, Codas that cannot find jobs in the Deaf
Community?

Why? Some of these Codas are hard to get along with.
And the word gets around – and as a result, some of
them cannot find jobs.

It is very important to get along – no matter if the
person is deaf or hearing.

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Top stories about the deaf:

A media in the business world said that individuals
have their own differences – such as deafness, a learning
disorder, vision issues, mobility issues, etc. What
this means that organizations need to make accommodations
for these many differences among many individuals.

……….

Are the deaf people a marginalized group? No, because
we feel very normal, just cannot hear. Yet in an
article, the Popular Science magazine says deaf
people are marginalized. It is an insult.

……….

QR technology is being used in a zoo. This
technology allows the deaf to read descriptions
about animals.

……….

The Los Angeles Times ran a piece, saying that
the movie ‘Sound of Metal’ offers a real
authentic look at Deaf Culture. It is just a
look – that hopefully hearing people will
remember, and not forget what it is all about.

……….

Yet another reason of value of closed captions
for the hearing, many of whom hate it. A
hearing person would watch a TV program late at
night when all family members are asleep –
and turn on the captions to avoid waking them up!
This was pointed out by a captioning advocate.

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DEAF ASL NO; HEARING ASL YES
A hearing woman is dating a deaf man.

The hearing woman wants to learn ASL; the
deaf man refuses to teach her.

She enrolls in ASL class on her own.

She tries ASL on him and he refuses to
use it with her.

Strange relationship?

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Lip reading tale

A hearing football fan and a deaf football
fan were comparing quarterbacks.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
I thought Butler was pretty good with the Bears

The hearing fan actually said:
I thought Cutler was pretty good with the Bears

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THE CONFUSED WAITERS
It is not an easy job being a waiter at a busy
restaurant. Waiters are responsible for their own
tables. They are always looking at the tables to
see if patrons ask them for gestures – such
as more water, refill the drink, need fork,
want to pay check, etc.
When they serve ASL patrons, then their signs
could be confusing. Sometimes the waiter would
come to them thinking a deaf person asked him
for something.
From time to time DeafDigest editor, signing
in ASL, would have waiters come to him, thinking
he wanted something.
Can be confusing!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we began looking at the initial consonants that stenocaptioners use, we
have seen that captioners use combinations of letters to make other
letters.

The steno TK is used for the letter D. Both of these keys can be depressed
simultaneously using the ring finger of the left hand. The T key is
physically located above the K key on the keyboard. The captioner has to
press on the crack between these two keys in order to get the TK steno to
appear.

Occasionally captioning mistakes can occur because a captioner may miss
the T key or K key, or the captioner could shadow a T or a K when they
were not intended. If you sometimes see a T, K, or D sound at the
beginning of a word, see if you can make it make sense by replacing it
with one of the other two sounds.

(Remember, captioners write phonetically, so if the letter C sounds like a
K, most captioners will just write it as a K.)

Some examples of this would be:
They were eating out to celebrate Mother’s Kay.
It would only cost them a few collars more.
He plans to replace the dial in the kitchen floor.

They were eating out to celebrate Mother’s Day.
It would only cost them a few dollars more.
He plans to replace the tile in the kitchen floor.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The buzz in the Deaf Sports Community everywhere
is that the future Deaflympics may be in jeopardy
because of funding issues in many of these member
nations. The nations’ Olympic Commissions do not
want to share their money with the deaf sporting
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In front of the home of girl scout founder Juliette
Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia, the Girl Scouts
were told they cannot sell cookies.

What about it? The founder, Juliette Gordon Low, was deaf!

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Lookalikes

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Top stories about the deaf:

Before there was a Modern Man that appeared on
the Earth, there were prehistoric Neanderthals.
How did the Neanderthals communicate with
each other? There was a discussion and some
archaeologists and linguists that felt
the Neanderthals used sign language!

………..

A state senator from Idaho has introduced a bill
to require public venue TV sets to be captioned.

……….

Lake Land College, in Illinois, will be offering
a program in TV captions for future TV captioners.

…………….

Paintings that show sign language finger spelling
has been displayed at many bus stops in Biasha,
a city in Poland.

………………

While Zoom has offered free captions, there are
still problems according to an angry deaf user.
A big problem is that while Zoom will offer
transcripts, waiting for it takes a long time!

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STARBUCKS VS DEAF CLUBS
Why do many young deaf people avoid going to
deaf clubs? And why do many young deaf people
love to socialize with each other at Starbucks?
Deaf clubs are hurting because of lack of
members. And deaf people buying coffee only
helps Starbucks make money, but does not help
the Deaf Culture.

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SPANISH SIGN LANGUAGE OR SPANISH GESTURAL LANGUAGE?
Spanish Sign Language same as Spanish Gestural
Language?
Madrid is a city popular with tourists – the French,
the Italian, the Dutch and from many other countries.
Many Spanish people do not use English as second language.
There is a lot of communication struggles between tourists
and waiters, police officers, shop merchants, etc.
This is where the deaf are equal to these hearing
tourists – because all of them share communication
problems!

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Top stories about the deaf:

Why is it assumed that all deaf people know sign
language? This was the complaint by a non-signing
hearing loss organization.

……….

The Supreme Court refused to take up the case
of a deaf woman accusing of being fired by Costco
in a job discrimination issue.

……….

University of Northern Colorado has published an ASL
legal on line-dictionary.

……….

Zoom has announced that free captions are offered
to its users. Hope it work out well for all
concerned.

……….

Max, who is deaf, has a new job – delivering pizzas
to customers’ homes. He is a working dog, not a working
human being!  It was a story in newspapers across USA.

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SCARING THE PHARMACIST
A deaf man has problems with a pharmacist
who is afraid to communicate with the deaf.

The pharmacist would use body language
to avoid the deaf person, write a very brief
2 or 3 word note and then walk away.

Tired of pharmacist avoiding the deaf
person, he took control. He barked at her
in loud voice, with facial expressions
and gestures.

It worked. The pharmacist no longer
avoided the deaf person!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing football fan was talking about assistant
football coaches with a deaf football fan.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
Shook has become a new assistant coach at Maryland

The hearing fan actually said:
Zook has become a new assistant coach at Maryland

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

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

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

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

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

We have been looking at different things to help us read through
captioning errors, and we have recently spent some time looking at how
stenocaptioners write vowels. Let’s take a look now at how they write
different consonants.

Captioners need to be able to write all the sounds in the English
language, but they do not have all the consonants available on the
keyboard. Therefore, they use combinations of letters to make other
letters.

The initial consonants on the keyboard are STKPWHR. Those letters are used
in various combinations to make all the sounds that words start with.

These are keys located on the left side of the keyboard, and the captioner
will use his/her left hand to depress them.

Some examples of how this works are:
TK is the steno for the letter D.
PW is the steno for the letter B.
HR is the steno for the letter L.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Royal National Institute for Deaf People Scotland
has complained that the deaf people are being
underserved at audiology departments, lacking the
support they deserve. And even worse, members of the
audiological staff do not communicate well with the
deaf patients.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Interpreting at the annual meeting of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science has become
a challenge for interpreter Maureen Wagner. These
sessions are heavy with terminology in science that
every day interpreters do not sign for these words.
Interpreters, not only must get advance copies of
the speeches and then to discuss with the deaf
participants their preferred signs and their preferred
sign language.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Employers are avoiding the application
box asking if the applicant is deaf
or disabled. Not in USA, but it was a
big newspaper story in Australia.

………..

Abigail Heringer, the popular deaf contestant
on The Bachelor, did not make the cut,
much to the disappointment of her fans.

……….

British astronaut Tim Peake, who works with
the European Space Agency, said that those
wanting to become astronauts must have
hearing loss of 25 dB or less. In his
viewpoint – deaf astronauts? No!

…………….

A sad situation in the hospital. Interpreter
was not available in Yorkshire, England –
and so, the Coda daughter had to tell her deaf
father that he was dying! The deaf wife
was there to see it all.

………………

Not all European truck drivers know English
(outside of Great Britain). For that reason
there is “Brexit Sign Language” used by
British military troops to communicate
with these truck drivers when they cross
the border both ways.

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3D AND DEAF
3D is hot right now. People think 3D
can build anything.
Can it build a CI? Not too sure because
CI must be hand-implanted by a surgeon.

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DISAGREEMENT WITH A SCHOOL DISTRICT
Many parents of deaf children have disagreements
with the school district.
An example would be that the parents want to send the
deaf child to a residential school but the district
wants the deaf child to go to a mainstreamed program.
If you live in Virginia, you may be lucky. The
state Department of Education has mediation services.
The parent and the district can go to mediation
and hopefully solve this disagreement issue.
Does your home state have it? Maybe you may need
to find out.

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf customer was not allowed to enter a store
because she was wearing the wrong kind of mask –
a see through mask instead of a regular mask!
This incident was posted on a tweet.

……….

A dispute is going on between the public schools
and New Mexico School for the Deaf concerning
funding of deaf students. Legislators on
both sides of this issue feel trapped.

……….

The “cancel” culture is on us. Do something
wrong and angry people will demand that
the culture behind the issue be cancelled out.
A music critic said that Ancient Greek, Latin,
Italian, French or German be cancelled out
when trying to learn classic music. Sign
Language? This critic said it should be
saved, not cancelled!

……….

Facebook has shut down the news media
in Australia because of an ongoing
dispute over content rights. As a result
the deaf community have been cut off from
access to sign language news.

……….

All languages are right languages. In that
category is the Black American Sign Language.
There is a movement to push this sign language
into the mainstream.

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DEAF LOST IN FRANCE; HEARING LOST IN FRANCE
Learning the bus system, the metro subway system, the railroad
system in France can be a big challenge.
Which is better – to be deaf in France and to depend on eyes to
follow directions, or to be hearing in France and to depend on
ears to follow directions?
No difference. Hearing people get lost in France; same as with the
deaf!

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Lip reading tale

A deaf person thought that hearing person asked:
Do you have time?

The hearing person actually asked:
Do you have dime?

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A FUSSY DEAF UNIVERSITY STUDENT IN PARIS
At the deaf school in Paris, the administrator told DeafDigest
editor a story.
They are proud of one of their graduates, who is attending a big
university in France. But that student is fussy.
He refuses French Sign Language interpreters. He also refuses CART
services.
What does he prefer? A notetaker that goes with him to every class
in the university!
Weird? Possibly.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we have been looking at vowels and vowel sounds, we have seen that most
stenocaptioners write the “ow” sound with the steno OU, and they write the
“oy” sound with the steno OEU.

Fingering mistakes can happen, and captioners can either miss a letter or
add one when it shouldn’t be there. If they do, they can get a totally
different word than they meant to write.

Some examples of this would be:
He dried off with a large beach toil.
She did not want the water in the pot to bowel over.
The politician was being cow about his intentions.

These should be:
He dried off with a large beach towel.
She did not want the water in the pot to boil over.
The politician was being coy about his intentions.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Martha Harris, not deaf, had been serving on the
board of Ohio School for the Deaf for two years,
and had two years to go on a 4-year term. She came
to the next board meeting only to be told she was
no longer on the board. As a result, she has filed
a lawsuit. The state said her seat was “open”
because the past governor did not fill out the
necessary paperwork for the Ohio Senate Clerk
to have it confirmed! And while she was attending
meetings for two years, she was considered to be
an unofficial member. But no one told her that.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

This just in – Jaromir Ruda, the chairperson of the cancelled
Winter Deaflympics, has been arrested by the Slovakian police
just as when he was trying to cross the border that separated
Hungary from Slovakia.

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Very happy deafies

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Top stories about the deaf:

A TV historian said, in an interview, that
he remembers very well the deaf actress
(Linda Bove) that played as Allison
in the 1980 episode of Happy Days. Reason
was that the Fonz chose to learn signs
to try to communicate with her rather
than to urge her how to speak. The
irony is that she dumped the Fonz in
favor of another hearing person who
already learned ASL for her.

………..

There is a twist in the Nike lawsuit
settlement by a deaf litigant. As part
of the settlement, Nike is paying the
ligitant an amount of money as service
award because of nearly 20 hours she spent
in preparing the lawsuit.

……….

When Wawa ASL-sang the national anthem
at the Super Bowl, he had one fear – that
the audience would sleep on him. Instead,
he won praises for his rendition!

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A newspaper said:

Court reporting might be the best job you’ve never
considered

This was in reference to recruiting interested
candidates for the captioning field.

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Spain has approved see-through face masks
to accommodate the deaf.

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DISABILITY STUDIES VERSUS DEAF STUDIES
Disability Studies is a becoming a popular choice of
major at more and more colleges.
It will be interesting to observe the trend of
Deaf Studies with Disability Studies at these colleges.
Will Deaf Studies be absorbed as part of Disability
Studies? Or would both Studies co-exist as two
separate majors?
This would be interesting to see how things play out
within the next five years.

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VERY DEAF PERSON IN DEAF WORLD OR IN HEARING WORLD
There are many “very deaf” people that function
in Deaf World. There are also many “very deaf”
people that function in the hearing world.
Why? Many reasons such as marrying a hearing
spouse, living in a small town,  rejecting Deaf
Culture, parental choice in placing deaf with
hearing people, etc, etc.
There is also another possible reason. Some
oral schools for the deaf would transfer some
very deaf, but very functioning, deaf child
to hearing schools. They feel these deaf children
are better off in the hearing world.
Were these oral schools right? Hard to tell.

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Top stories about the deaf:

A hearing actress, in a past DeafWest play, said in
a newspaper interview that working with a deaf actor
meant one thing – they both have to depend on each
other on the stage with their lines!

……….

There are already complains that the Clubhouse, another
communications app, is totally useless for the deaf.

……….

A new group, Writers on Zoom, has announced an
online conference for writers on how to improve
their writing craft. It said that writers that
want to write about the deaf are welcome to join.
What is troubling is that the announcement said
nothing about sign language or captions to accommodate
interested deaf participants!

……….

Edison’s deafness has been well known over
the years, but what is the extent of his
hearing loss? A historian said he eventually
became deaf in one ear and partially deaf
in the other ear.

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A sad scene – a non-signing Coda had to
bring a white board to communicate with
a deaf mother, living at assisted living
facility – had to be apart from each
other due to social distancing rules.

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Many people visit Gallaudet University.

What is one of the most popular places for visitors
on the campus?

It is the old Gallaudet swimming pool on the first
floor of the Ole Jim (Alumni House).

Gallaudet shut down the swimming pool during the
fifties. but it was never torn down.

One can see a small part of the pool through thick
glass. It is located in the Ole Jim meeting room.

If the door is closed, you have to wait till the meeting
ends to look at the pool.

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Lip reading tale

A deaf friend was watching the Super Bowl on TV with
his hearing friend.

During one play, the hearing fan pointed at one
player.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
He is emotion

The hearing fan actually said:
He is in motion

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GIVING FREE HEARING AIDS
Derrick Coleman, the past Super Bowl football player, who
is deaf, gave free hearing aids to several deaf students.
DeafDigest hopes these deaf students will use the
hearing aids.
Many years ago, a famous baseball player came to a
school for the deaf, to give a free hearing aid for a
hard of hearing student from a poor family.
What did that student do? Put the hearing aid in
his bedroom cabinet drawer and never used it!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we have been looking at how stenocaptioners write vowels, we have seen
that many captioners use the steno AO for the “oo” sound or spelling, AOE
for the long “e” sound, AOU for the long “u” sound, and AOEU for the long
“i” sound.

Because these letters are all depressed at the same time, like chords on a
piano, there is a chance that a captioner could miss one of the keys or
accidentally depress an extra key, and then an error would occur.

Some examples of this would be:
This game was presented by the National Feeble League.
He received fry tickets for the event.
She said she didn’t fool good today.

These should be:
This game was presented by the National Football League.
He received free tickets for the event.
She said she didn’t feel good today.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The state of Texas is broke, and has been warning
people about possible budget cuts. Such funding
issues may impact on Texas School for the Deaf.
This school, by law, is obligated to accept students
from referring districts. Still, the school may have
to put a cap on enrollment size, and it technically
may break the law!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Deaf people that rely on body language gestures
to communicate may have problems understanding
math – especially numbers higher than three.
This was the study that was published by the
National Academy of Sciences. The title was
“Number Without a Language Model”

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Fingerspelling names

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Top stories about the deaf:

a discussion ensued about

Disasters affect everyone – fires, earthquakes,
weather, etc. Does not matter where in USA
the disaster takes place. This is where
Deaf Emergency Management comes in – make
sure friends, neighbors and family members
know where you are and how would they communicate
with you. And most important of all, make sure
of emails, texts and TV emergency captions
and interpreters during news conferences.

………..

Are Subtitles Illegal? Here’s What Court Says About Using Subtitles

This was what a newspaper headline said – not in USA
but in the Netherlands!

Something to do with copyright issues on these subtitled
movies.

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Assuming correctly or assuming wrongly?

‘Bachelor’ Contestant Abigail Heringer, who is deaf,
said she expects her children to be deaf.

DeafDigest editor knows genetics could be
tricky – hearing children born of multi-generational
deaf families, and deaf children born of hearing
parents with no deaf genes!

…………….

TV manufacturer Samsung, in a newspaper story,
admitted that some of their TV features are too
challenging for the deaf to locate, both on the
remote and on the screen!

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A children’s book about a deaf character
is out on the market. The name of the book
is Boy and it involves a deaf boy who has
problems communicating with his hearing
neighbors – but when an enemy group tried
to attack the village, he was able to
communicate with the enemy, bringing
peace to the village. As a result, the
happy neighbors began to learn sign
language to communicate with him!

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SIGN LANGUAGE AT THE AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE
For many years, the brokers at the American Stock
Exchange used special sign language to communicate
buy and sell orders with each other. Sign language
is no longer used because of computers.
Many years ago, two Coda brokers worked at the
American Stock Exchange. One day they used ASL to
chat with each other on the trading floor for a
few minutes.
The American Stock Exchange managers were upset
about it, and these two Coda brokers were told
never again to use ASL on the trading floor.
These managers were afraid that other brokers
would think the Codas were using ASL as a code to
hide their buy and sell instructions!
American Stock Exchange is no more. It was
purchased by New York Stock Exchange and the
name was changed.

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DEAF MEET HEARING, ALWAYS THE SAME COMMENT
It never fails that when a hearing person meets a
deaf person for the first time, he would tell the
deaf person that he may either:

– have a family member that is deaf
– have a neighbor that is deaf
– played football in high school with a deaf teammate
– had a childhood deaf friend
– etc
– etc

Almost never fails!

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Top stories about the deaf:

The previous White House would not make
accommodating the deaf and the disabled
a priority. This still-brand new White
House is making it a priority.

……….

Susan Ruzenski is the new CEO of Helen Keller
Services, based both in Brooklyn and Long Island.

……….

An activist said:

In the deaf community, we often drive far and near to
hang out with other deaf friends

It was in reference to the pandemic changing the
ways of life of the deaf.

……….

In an interview deaf artist Christine Sun Kim
said:

Alexander Graham Bell is probably the biggest source
of trauma for the Deaf community in a historical sense

DeafDigest has a question – which trauma was worse –
Bell’s anti-ASL views or the 1880 Milan resolution
banning ASL in the classroom?

……….

Is it Geico which produces funny commercials
or some other insurance company? There is
a casting call for a young deaf person to
appear in an upcoming insurance commercial.

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SPANISH SIGN LANGUAGE OR SPANISH GESTURAL LANGUAGE?
Spanish Sign Language same as Spanish Gestural
Language?
Madrid is a city popular with tourists – the French,
the Italian, the Dutch and from many other countries.
Many Spanish people do not use English as second language.
There is a lot of communication struggles between tourists
and waiters, police officers, shop merchants, etc.
This is where the deaf are equal to these hearing
tourists – because all of them share communication
problems!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Lip reading tale

a deaf friend was chatting with a hearing friend
in the rural part of Maine.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I see booze there

The hearing person actually said:
I see moose there

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TELLING A STUDENT NOT TO GO TO GALLAUDET OR NTID
Years ago, a principal of a deaf school hated
Gallaudet and NTID.
He told his best students, not to go to either
college but to go to a hearing college. He said it
is best for them.
One student wanted to go to a deaf college,
but the principal used heavy pressure on him
everyday, telling him to go to hearing college.
The stubborn student gave up and went to a
hearing college.
Was he happy? No, he was very bitter about
it. He became a board member of the deaf school
board of directors and used his powers to give
the principal very hard time!

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

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading
organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and
legal videographers, has designated February 6-13 as the 2021 National
Court Reporting & Captioning Week.

The week-long event themed “All you need is love and steno” will highlight
the many aspects of court reporting and captioning that make it a viable
profession, including good salaries, flexibility, interesting venues, and
the increasing demand for more reporters and captioners to meet the
growing number of employment opportunities available in the field.

Court reporters, captioners, and court reporting schools around the
country will also participate by hosting an array of activities, including
conducting Veterans History Project interviews to support the Library of
Congress Veterans History Project, volunteering to lead an NCRA A to Z
Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program, media outreach, and more.

Professionals in the field will use these opportunities to demonstrate how
the stenographic machine works to capture the spoken word and translate it
into written text in real time.

NCRA members will also share their stories with the public about how they
became involved in the profession, the interesting events they have
reported on, and why their career choice has proven to be one of the best
decisions they’ve made.

Career information about the court reporting and captioning professions
can be found at DiscoverSteno.org

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

If you are deaf and live somewhere in the northeastern
part of Pennsylvania and get into trouble, be prepared
if you are taken to Magisterial Judge Jonathan M Wilcox
for a hearing. He is fluent in ASL.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Years ago DeafDigest brought up the possibility of
a Deaf Robot, either as a joke or as a fact.
Well, a team of students at the Spring Creek Elementary
School (Florida) put together Lego pieces to come up
with a Deaf Robot. This robot is said to be capable
of communicating in sign language, and is ready to
stand competition with rival robots at a Lego contest.
It has something to do with motion sensors working
in concert with software for the signs to be made
possible.

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DeafDigest – 31 January 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

A writer said the boundary between the deaf
and the hearing is invisible.

It is not surprising inasmuch as deafness
is an invisible disability.

………..

Zoom participants do not always follow
the #1 rule. It is the same rule that
participants need to follow during
conference room discussions – must
raise hands and to speak one at a time.
A deaf participant made this comment
in a newspaper story.

……….

Did Beethoven use wrong music tempo
with his most famous compositions?
This is what one Beethoven critic
is saying as the reason the music
is hard to follow.

…………….

The deaf and the disabled are asking Ohio
legislators to remove offensive words
in the state lawbooks. An example is
removing the hated “deaf and dumb”
phrase.

………………

ZVRS and Purple Communications, both part of
ZP Better Together, LLC, have relocated
its corporate headquarters from Rocklin, CA
to Austin, TX.

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NEWSPAPER REPORTERS ALWAYS WRONG ABOUT HEARING LOSS
We often read in the newspapers such as “80 percent
hearing loss” or “50 percent hearing loss” etc.
This is not correct. No such a thing as a hearing
loss in percentages.
Hearing loss is measured in decibels, not in
percentages.
We almost never read in the newspapers “80dB
hearing loss” or “50dB hearing loss” etc.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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INTERPRETING AT CHURCH SERVICES
Many deaf people go to hearing churches. Some
churches have interpreters. Some other churches
do not have interpreters.
Many churches are not rich; they cannot afford
to pay for certified interpreters. They are always
asking for volunteer interpreters.
Which is better – drive at a long distance to
attend a Deaf Church or to go to a hearing church
near your home?
You will have to decide which is best!

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Top stories about the deaf:

According to a leading actor, the guideline
that Hollywood must follow is this:

every deaf character in a film must be played
by a deaf actor

this means no more fake-deaf actors, ever

……….

The previous White House administration
would not use interpreters during
press conferences. This brand new
administration will be using an interpreter
at all press conferences. There is an
issue, however, with the interpreter’s
background that the White House probably
didn’t vet!

……….

What DeafDigest editor hates is seeing
these ads that promise sign language
instruction for pennies. Only a
couple of weeks ago, it was for just
$20.00 – and now this one, another
course for just $21.99!

……….

Nike agrees to a face mask compromise. This
corporation was slapped with a class
action lawsuit for discriminating against
the deaf that want to buy shoes but
must wear face masks in the store.
Nike will outfit their employees
with see-thru masks.

……….

A newspaper headline in Turkey screamed:

Hearing Impairment Can Be No Problem With Cochlear Implant Solutions

is the newspaper saying there are CI success stories
and no CI failures?

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DEAF AFRAID OF ANOTHER DEAF?
Some years ago, a deaf person worked as a pizza driver
for Domino’s. For several months he was the only deaf driver
in that Domino’s place.
Then another deaf person was hired to be a driver with
that same Domino’s place.
What did the first deaf person do? He quit! Why? Afraid
of another deaf person?
Good question!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Lip reading tale

a hearing fishing buddy asked a favor of his deaf fishing
buddy

The deaf buddy thought the hearing buddy said:
Please itch up the boat (to the pick up truck)

The hearing buddy actually said:
Please hitch up the boat (to the pick up truck)

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AN EMBARRASSMENT AT ART GALLERY
Many years ago in Mexico, Carlos Merida, himself
deaf, was a famous artist.
He went to an art show at a gallery. A few of his
drawings were shown at the event.
He was alone, by himself, without an interpreter.
Two women did not like one of his drawings and
told him that his drawing was bad.
Carlos, without an interpreter and not able to
read lips, thought these women were praising his
work. He then kissed the hands of both women.
Everyone that watched it were very shocked!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-artist-embarrassment-at-art-gallery/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we have seen, in order to write at the speeds that are required,
stenocaptioners are not typing out words letter by letter. Instead, they
are writing whole words or phrases at one time, similar to chords on a
piano. Because of this, their steno strokes must follow the key layout on
the steno keyboard.

The vowels on the keyboard are AOEU, and they can only appear in this
order. Therefore, a captioner cannot write a steno stroke with the vowels
in the order of UA or EA or UO or EO in one stroke. They would have to
appear as AU or AE or OU or OE.

If a captioner is using the AE to differentiate between words spelled with
the “ea” and “ae” spellings, it can lead to some errors.

Some examples of this would be:
The horse was a tan color with a palomino mean and tail.
Their performance tonight pealed in comparison to last week’s.
Her dress was a beautiful shade of tale.

These should be:
The horse was a tan color with a palomino mane and tail.
Their performance tonight paled in comparison to last week’s.
Her dress was a beautiful shade of teal.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A new buzzword, at least in United Kingdom is
“sign language literacy” – Signs4Life, an
aggressive British agency is pushing for acceptance
and use of sign language everywhere in the nation.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A deaf senior in a high school, wanting to go to college,
basically has three options; go to Gallaudet; go to
NTID/RIT; go to a hearing college. Yale University has
two deaf students, and both have had their share of
frustrations with “everything” – classroom discussions,
struggles with interpreting services, limited social
life, etc. They, however, stressed that if they had to
start all over again, they would still attend Yale!

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DeafDigest – 24 January 2021

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Dismal job market

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Top stories about the deaf:

Counselors that work with deaf prisoners
have said that their use of video technology
to communicate with family membeers and
friends greatly prevent them from repeating
their crimes and going back to prison again!

………..

A big question among deaf fans of “Deaf U”
is when will Season 2 episodes come up,
if it does!

……….

It is not a pretty situation when leaders of
a deaf service agency faces legal issues.
It is happening to Deaf Counseling Advocacy
and Referral Agency, located in the Bay
Area in Northern California. It is sad because
DeafDigest editor, way back in the 1980’s
worked for that agency. The experience
gained has been a rich one.

…………….

A newspaper op-ed article said that bad TV
captions create Deaf Inaccessibility. That
op-ed is correct.

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The deaf people of Colorado, in a newspaper
story, said they were thrilled that the
inauguration was interpreted.

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true story. A deaf person moved to a
senior citizens home. He was the only deaf person
in that home.
The staff members all took sign language classes
to communicate with him.
This same senior citizens home has a deaf housekeeper.
No one bothered to communicate with her.
Why?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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SCARED OF LEGAL INTERPRETING
There are some interpreters that are scared to
do legal interpreting – in the court room, or in the
attorney’s office or in the police station.
Reasons are that:

– a deaf person may not understand legal words

– the interpreter may not know how to interpret legal words

– if an interpreter makes an error that is overlooked, the
deaf person may suffer

This is why there are workshops on legal interpreting.

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

note:
times have changed since this video was taken.
We have these deaf CDI’.

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DeafDigest – 23 January 2021

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This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/heavy-demand-for-interpreters/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-no-luck-with-employment-agency/

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Top stories about the deaf:

3Arts, a Chicago-based nonprofit arts organization
working out of University of Illinois at Chicago
is making Deaf Arts a priority, encouraging
active deaf artists with their projects.

……….

There is a fear in Texas that the needs of the
deaf and the disabled would be ignored by
state legislators. That was the newspaper story.

……….

According to a newspaper story, the pandemic
is creating unemployment issues for the deaf.
The story said employers do not want to hire
the deaf out of concern on not being able
to accommodate their employment needs, never
mind that there is ADA anti-discrimination laws.

……….

Rachel Shenton has established “Hear Art”
project which hopes to integrate deaf film
producers into the wide world of hearing film
producers, instead of being pushed aside
into a separate entertainment category.

……….

Actor Kim Dong-hyun said he learned sign
language for one big reason – to sign
“thank you” to deaf fans that watch him
perform. Is learning how to thank actually
learning sign language?

……….

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HEAVY DEMAND FOR INTERPRETERS
We have many requests for interpreters. We do not
have enough interpreters.
An interpreting agency director said she left her
office one afternoon for a lunch break. When she came
back, she turned on the answering machine and received
twenty interpreting requests.
This is not a big city agency, but a mid-sized
city!

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Lip reading tale

Could we lipread the exact word after guessing

it is Jerry

or

Cherry

or

Sherry?

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AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY DID NOT HELP THE DEAF
A deaf person went to an employment agency,
hoping to find a new job.
No luck! The deaf person was very disappointed;
his family was also very disappointed.
Why big disappointment? Because the agency was
owned by deaf person’s aunt!
Discrimination? Or hearing aunt not comfortable
with deaf nephew?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-no-luck-with-employment-agency/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One thing we should always keep in mind in reading through captioning
errors is that when a mistake happens, sometimes the correct word will not
look at all like what actually appeared on the screen. The main reason for
this is because captioners are writing primarily phonetically and not how
a word is spelled.

For instance, the word “beau” is pronounced “bo,” but there is no “o” in
it. The word “beauty” is pronounced with a “u” sound, but the “u” is the
third vowel in the word.

A couple examples of this would be:
The builder wanted to put laundry shoots in his homes.
He said the meat would no longer be pervade.

These should be:
The builder wanted to put laundry chutes in his homes.
He said the meat would no longer be purveyed.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Deafness Foundation of Pakistan has been telling
the public that people with hearing loss should not
see quacks that promise instant cure to deafness

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We have often read all about these freeze flash mob
performances. But not about a deaf freeze flash mob
performance – until a group of students from Iowa
School for the Deaf pulled off this feat in a
Council Bluffs supermarket.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Possibly the customer service department at
Lowe’s does not do a good job of communicating
with deaf customers. A deaf woman ordered
flooring boxes and requested delivery to her
house. She negotiated with the service people
on delivery date, time and total costs, and
she was given the impression all was clear and
understood. They never told her the boxes would
be delivered to the curb of her house, not into
the house itself. She made such a big stink out
of it that Lowe’s apologized for not making it
clear – but she still ended up delivering the
boxes from the curb to her house. Fortunately
for her, the friendly neighbors helped out.

………..

An issue coming up in Oregon is the
Oregon State ASL Interpreter Licensure.
A Town Hall event has taken place to
address these concerns.

……….

On the legislative floor in Indiana
is the Public TV Caption Bill, meaning
captions everywhere. Interesting to see how
legislators would react to it.

…………….

A business consultant said that a video
board that lists product choices, details
and prices would be best for deaf customers.

………………

formula-based hiring rules (by the computer)

In the day of computers, more employers are using
formula-based programs to hire employees. Advocates
are saying it discriminates against the deaf –
for one reason – deaf people may not fit within
the formula “guidelines.” If this is the case,
then more and more ADA lawsuits are coming up!

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THE SUPER BOWL AND THE DEAF SUPER BOWL
The Super Bowl is coming up next week. It is the most
important event for football fans and for advertisers
that advertise on TV (with captions, we hope).
What is the Deaf Super Bowl? It is the NAD Conference,
every two years.
Why? Because deaf vendors and deaf businesses show
their most important products and services at the NAD
Conference exhibit booths!
The Super Bowl and the Deaf Super Bowl – same thing!

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BACKGROUND AS SUPERINTENDENT
We think deaf school superintendents should have
majored in Deaf Education, with MA and doctorates.
Not always. We have had superintendents that were:

– clergyman
– banker
– engineer
– supermarket manager

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Top stories about the deaf:

Joanne Weber, a deaf educator, has been selected as
Canada Research Chair in Deaf Education. She said it
is a big honor.

……….

Staff interpreters or Independent interpreters?

What is the difference? Staff interpreters do
not have to wake up at 2 AM to rush to an
emergency, such as police stops, hospital
emergency rooms, family illness, etc.
Independent interpreters can, if they are
willing to get up at 2 AM!

This clarification was made in a posting.

……….

On the floor in Indiana legislation is the
Parents with Disabilities Act. It didn’t pass
last year and advocates are hoping it will
pass this year.

……..

A newspaper story said that for the lack of
sign language interpreters, deaf patients
suffer worse health problems than hearing
patients.

………

ADA lawsuits do not always pay off. A deaf
man filed a job discrimination lawsuit
against the New York City Transit Authority
and lost. During the bench trial, the
Southern District of New York said the
plaintiff could not prove through federal,
state or city laws that he was discriminated
against.

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WAITING IN A BUSY RESTAURANT
A DeafDigest subscriber, when entering a busy restaurant,
always gives his name as “deaf” on the sign up chart.
When the “deaf” name comes up, the hostess knows it is
a deaf person and will tell him that his table is ready.
He was afraid that if he gave the hostess his name,
he may overlook the lipreading when the hostess shouts
the name.

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

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Lip reading tale

A deaf friend was chatting with a hearing friend
in the hallway.

A woman passed through both of them.

The deaf friend thought the hearing friend said:
This is Chill

The hearing friend actually said
This is Jill

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HATE A PERSON THAT STARES AT YOU
DeafDigest editor goes to fast food restaurants during
his lunch hour. Some fast food employees stare at him
even when they are busy making sandwiches.
Why does the employee stare? Never saw a deaf person in
his life? Or uncomfortable with a deaf person?
No matter – when an employee stares for a long time,
DeafDigest editor goes to a different fast food place!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/staring-at-deaf-person/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that many captioners write the long “o” sound in steno as OE.
Since they write primarily phonetically, captioners have to figure out
ways to distinguish words that sound the same but are spelled differently.

One group of such words might include Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores and
Loews Hotels. You also have things that might be “low” and “lo and
behold.” You also have the prefix and suffix of “lo.” You also have JLo
and Robb Lowe. Even the spelling “lough” can be pronounced with a long “o”
sound.

Some captioners might choose to use an asterisk with the vowels to help
differentiate, so it might be written O*E. They also might choose to write
it O without the E.

With many different spellings for one sound, this can be a rather
difficult differentiation for some captioners, so some mistakes may
happen.

Some examples of this would be:
Home Depot and lows competed for the business.
She wore the furlough across her shoulders.
To the travel buffaloes is well-known.

These should be:
Home Depot and Lowe’s competed for the business.
She wore the fur low across her shoulders.
To the travel buff Loews is well-known.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf pilots cannot work on a commercial airplane because
of tower radio communications. Josh Mech, a Wisconsin deaf
man outfitted with a double CI, was given OK by the Federal
Aviation Administration on his career plan to become a
commercial pilot.

While he is deaf without his double CI, he functions as a
hearing person with his CIs.

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A survey in Scotland of shops that claim to have
induction loops revealed that 25 percent of these
shop owners are not telling the truth!

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DeafDigest – 10 January 2021

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-library/

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

The US Agency for International Development
has been praised for assisting Morocco with the
distance learning needs for the deaf.

………..

McLane Northeast, a Buffalo, NY, distribution
company would not interview a deaf applicant,
let alone hiring her. As a result, U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission has slapped
it with a job discrimination lawsuit.

……….

Major airports across the world have been
working together on how to best accommodate
disabled (and deaf) travelers. It is being
called Disability Sensitivity Training.

…………….

In an interview Evelyn Glennie, the deaf
percussionist, and the best in the world,
said while she became deaf at the age of
8, she still wanted a career in music.
But that her parents, both of them amateur
musicians, tried to discourage her. They
failed and the musical world stood the
better for it!

………………

Do Codas understand ASL even if they do not
use ASL? A linguist thinks so, yes, during
a newspaper interview.

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LIBRARY AT MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Many of us know that there were many generations of
deaf people that lived on Martha’s Vineyard. And that hearing
people in the town used sign language to communicate with
the deaf.
A deaf group took a tour and stopped at the library at
Martha’s Vineyard to see if there were any ancestors
in their family trees.
The librarian showed them the birth-and-death book.
Those that were deaf were marked as “deaf.”
If a deaf person wants to do research, it is a tough
job because the library did not have deaf genealogical
files in the computer.

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THE DEAFLYMPICS AND THE DEAF CULTURE
We have the Deaflympics, where the best deaf athletes
from all over the world compete against each other
in many different sports.
Does Deaflympics help improve Deaf Culture? Yes and no!
A high percentage of participants in Deaflympics are
oralists, late-deafened, hard of hearing that function as
hearing, etc, etc.
These people are most likely not part of Deaf Community.
And when the Deaflympics is over, they go back to their
own worlds!

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DeafDigest – 09 January 2021

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DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Patrick
Robinson, from Alabama, that departed us.

He was one of the most powerful deaf Black leaders
– outstanding in Deaf Education, great coach in
Deaf Sports, leader with the National Deaf Black
Advocates as well as with other organizations
serving the deaf.

Professionally, he served as the director of the
Talladega Regional Center then moved on to
Executive Director of E. H. Gentry Facility.

His picture is at:
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Top stories about the deaf:

Kurk Darnell, who is deaf and a cartoonist,
loves dwarf chameleons and is worried about
this creature being driven into extinction.
He has drawn up a cartoon book, designed for
children, hoping they will help prevent
extinction.

……….

Every state operates differently as far as
dealing with the needs of the deaf is
concerned. The Pennsylvania Office for the
Deaf and Hearing Impaired is just one of the
seven different departments that one of
the governor’s committees would oversee. That
means the deaf group must fight to get
attention to its needs, competing against
six other groups! This is not great.

……….

A deaf inductee into Green Bay Packers Fans
Hall of Fame? Jeff Padon, who lives in Maryland,
but is a 100 percent loyal Packers fan, has
been nominated for this honor. Why is a Packers
fan living in Maryland? He graduated from
Gallaudet and is employed in Maryland.

……..

A job coach pointed out three workplace issues – Do deaf
employees get what they need? Is there a good working
relationship between deaf and hearing employees? And
when employees go out for lunch or for after-hours social
events, are deaf employees left out of it?

………

Chemists with Disabilities has honored a team that
came up with 3-D ASL chemical table.

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HEARING AND DEAF BEAUTY PAGEANTS
Do we have too many hearing beauty pageants?
We have Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, etc.
Too many? Good question, but it is the same thing
with the deaf!
We have Miss Deaf International, Miss Deaf World,
Miss Deaf Pageant, etc.
Confusing with hearing? Yes. Confusing with deaf,
of course, yes!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing friend was introducing her friend
to a deaf person

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is my friend Diane

The hearing person actually said:
This is my friend Dyan

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A WASTED ACTING ROLE
What is a waste of time with deaf actors
in hearing movies?
A deaf person would be hired to act in a
hearing film. The role may be small, maybe just
one short scene.
And when the filming is finished, the film
editors would cut out the deaf character.
The deaf community would come to watch the
movie and be disappointed in not seeing the
deaf actor.
A waste of time for everyone. It has
happened from time to time in the past.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have been looking at how captioners write vowels and vowel sounds.
Because captioners write primarily phonetically and not how the word is
spelled, many captioners will use the steno AU for the “aw” sound.

This may include words like “paw” and “saw,” but it also will include
words like “ball,” “talk,” and “taught.” In addition to words with an “a,”
it may also include words such as “thought” and “fought.”

Mistakes can happen if the captioner mistakenly uses the OU steno instead
of the AU.

Some examples of this would be:
She bout a new car.
He tout at a new school.
She thought she out to do better.

These should be:
She bought a new car.
He taught at a new school.
She thought she ought to do better.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

When deaf people of Travis County in Texas get into trouble
they immediately turn to an attorney that knows ASL.
Amber Farrelly Elliott was written up in the newspaper as
the attorney to go to in case of need and assistance.

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the Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts and the
Gallaudet University Regional Center have jointly won the
contract to teach ASL to families of deaf children.

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Top stories about the deaf:

An activist said that deafness is not an
impairment. It was in reference in growing
up deaf and being part of the Deaf Culture
– as opposed to the late-deafened, in which
their deafness is an impairment!

………..

A Coda interpreter’s shock came up when he
was 8 years old. His deaf parents were invited
to attend a program event at his school –
but no one interpreted the music or speeches
by school officials! He felt it was an
invitation of inconsideration.

……….

All 911 dispatch centers in California, effective
immediately, must accept text messages. The
new state law has made it possible.

…………….

Microsoft was praised for airing one of the
best TV commercials of 2020 – sign language
shown on one of its Surface ads.

………………

The Middle Georgia Regional Library, located in Macon,
is distributing facemasks for the deaf people.

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GALLAUDET’S BUDGET PROBLEMS
Few years ago, Gallaudet struggled with the
budget. Increases in salaries and health
insurance messed up the budget.
But after struggling, the budget was approved.
Gallaudet was glad.
Gallaudet University? No, it was Denny Gallaudet,
the past superintendent of the Richmond School
System in Maine!
Is Gallaudet part of the famous Gallaudet family?
Some think so, but not sure.

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OLDEST DEAF BOOKS IN LIBRARY
Which library has the world’s oldest books on
deafness?
Almost all of us would say Gallaudet library.
That answer is wrong.
The library at Washington University of St Louis
has deafness library books that are over 500 years old!

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf attorney said that he chose the legal
profession as a way to correct injustices
deaf people have suffered over the years –
yet realizing now that hearing attorneys
are not so interested in helping the deaf.

……….

Many people are scared of 5G technology,
but for hearing aids, scientists are saying
it will reduce background noise by 90
percent. Really?

……….

While many deaf passengers on railroads and
rapid transit trains complain about missing
their stations due to inability to hear the
public announcements, a complaint from a
hearing passenger is interesting.

The hearing passenger said she also cannot
hear announcements because of noise everywhere
and also trains fly by too fast to allow
her to read the station stop signs!

……..

The Voice of America interviewed deaf artist
Nancy Rourke, who painted scenes of Covid-19
affecting the deaf.

………

It was announced that Sharp Eyed Group,
an interpreting agency, owned by the
Indiana Association of the Deaf, has been
sold, and continues as deaf-owned. Further
details should be forthcoming.

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SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF IN AFRICA
Andrew Foster, a famous deaf man, established 31
schools for the deaf and 2 centers for the deaf
in Africa. He died in 1987 in a plane crash.
Anyway, one of these former students of a
school for the deaf in Africa, said that his
school had a few hearing students!
Hearing students in a school for the deaf in
Africa! Why?
Good question.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person and a deaf person were talking about
a character in Blue Bloods police program.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Paez was a pretty good character detective

The hearing person actually said:
Baez was a pretty good character detective

note:
Paez was Bernardo Paez, a legendary quarterback
in high school football in Brooklyn, NY during
the seventies

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TWO HALF-DEAF ACTORS IN A MOVIE
Many years ago, famous actor Richard Widmark
was deaf in one ear. Also, another famous actor
Jimmy Stewart was deaf in one ear.
Making it worse was that director John Ford
was late deafened.
Both Widmark and Stewart worked together on
one movie, directed by Ford.
It was confusing. In one scene, Stewart and
Widmark were placed across the room. Stewart’s
deaf ear was opposite Widmark’s deaf ear – and
they could not easily communicate with each
other. And they could not hear the commands
by Ford!
The cameraman had to use hand signals
to tell these two actors what to do!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In reading through captioning errors, we have seen that many
stenocaptioners write the long “u” sound with the steno AOU. Most
captioners write the steno OU for the “ow” sound.

It might be helpful for us to see what might happen if a captioner makes a
mistake by either shadowing the “A” when it shouldn’t be there or by
omitting an “A” when it should be there.

Some examples of this would be:
Because he backed out of the deal, they said he was a real cured.
He was running low on foul for his car.
She enjoyed the view from the top of the tour.

These should be:
Because he backed out of the deal, they said he was a real coward.
He was running low on fuel for his car.
She enjoyed the view from the top of the tower.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The 2010 National Film Registry, a feature of the Library of
Congress, has listed the “Preservation of the Sign Language”
as #20 on its list. Only 25 films made the final list. The
1913 film that showed George Veditz in sign language is
just two minutes long!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In Bahawalpur, Pakistan, a crowd of deaf people
stormed a government building. They claimed
that hirinq quotas, with set asides, for
deaf applicants, isn’t working. And that
employers ignore these mandated hiring
quotas.

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Top stories about the deaf:

A must if one wishes to set up a virtual event
online is to make sure the interpreters are
available – in case there are deaf participants.
This was the advice in a newspaper article.

………..

In the planning by the NBC is a TV show produced
by Nyle DiMarco. It will be based on his life.

……….

A group of Israeli scientists have said they have
developed a breakthrough in gene therapy
for deaf children. DeafDigest editor recalls
same story repeated several times in the past
years!

…………….

Said to be one of year 2020’s best films
according to movie critics is – Sound of Metal
which is about a musician dealing with his
music-induced deafness.

………………

Whether we like it or not, the Pandemic has
created opportunities for business people
(masks, disinfectants, wipes, clear plastic
masks, etc). The deaf is no exception –
there is a small deaf-owned company that
offers coronavirus disinfection service.

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DEAF PERSON AND HARD OF HEARING PERSON ON STREET
DeafDigest editor was walking in downtown
Washington, DC, and was stopped by a stranger who
asked for directions.
DeafDigest editor told the person he was deaf;
the stranger suddenly signed, saying he is
hard of hearing.
The stranger wanted to know where the Audiology
Center building was. DeafDigest editor pointed to
the Audiology building in front of the stranger,
that he overlooked.
Never know if a stranger coming to you is deaf.

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A FAMOUS GALLAUDET GHOST
From time to time we hear of tales of Gallaudet’s
most famous ghost – that of Edward Miner Gallaudet,
who served as Gallaudet president for 46 years (1864-1910).
There are people that say they see his ghost at
night at House #1 on the campus, the residence of all
Gallaudet presidents.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Which is easier – to convert speech to sign
language or to convert sign language into
speech? A video developer said converting
sign language into speech is more difficult.

……….

In the early days of TTY machines, there were
a number of hearing people involved with it,
and they basically were not known to the
Deaf Community. An example was Walter Crafts Jr.
He departed us – and while he was employed by
the Social Security Administration and helped
set up the TTY network for deaf clients that
wanted to discuss their social security
issues with the SSA representatives.

……….

A person, who is hard of hearing and
relies on hearing aid and lip reading
to get by, said in a newspaper interview:

‘If I can’t read lips, I lose 50 per cent of
what I hear’

This was in reference to the Covid-19 masks.

……..

Rebecca Goldenbaum Rydstrom is the new director
of Gallaudet Alumni Relations/Alumni Association.
She replaces Samuel Sonnenstrahl, who has retired.

………

An employment hiring specialist said that when there
is a deaf employee, it is very important to have the
job supervisor and the human resources manager in
the loop – on how to best deal with issues, if any
that comes up.

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BASEBALL CAP CONFUSION IN WASHINGTON, DC
In Washington, DC, many people wear baseball
caps with the letter G on front.
Letter G. It can be Georgetown University or
George Washington University or Gallaudet University.
Even worse – the design, the color, and the logo on
these three different universities are almost the same.
From a distance, if you see a cap with G, it is
hard to know which university it is!

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Lip reading tale

A baker was talking to a deaf customer.

The deaf customer thought the baker said:
I am banking the recipe

The baker actually said:
I am baking the recipe

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DEAF MEET HEARING, ALWAYS THE SAME COMMENT
It never fails that when a hearing person meets a
deaf person for the first time, he would tell the
deaf person that he may either:

– have a family member that is deaf
– have a neighbor that is deaf
– played football in high school with a deaf teammate
– had a childhood deaf friend
– etc
– etc

Almost never fails!

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In reading through captioning errors, we have seen that many
stenocaptioners write the steno AEU for the long “a” sound. Most
stenocaptioners will use the steno OEU for the “oy” sound.

Sometimes a captioner may hit the wrong vowel key. Since stenocaptioners
primarily write phonetically rather than the way a word is spelled, the
proper word in context may be spelled totally differently than the
captioner has written.

Some examples of this would be:
One of her greatest attributes was pays under pressure.
The car was low on ale.
He heard a loud nays from the building.

These should be:
One of her greatest attributes was poise under pressure.
The car was low on oil.
He heard a loud noise from the building.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Which of these Great Britain cities – Bristol, London, Glasgow,
Birmingham, Manchester, Swansea, Belfast and Dundee are
most deaf-unfriendly?

Bristol, according to the Royal National Institute for Deaf
People. This organization surveyed these cities with a
check-off list. And Bristol “won” this Most Deaf-Unfriendly
championship!

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If a person has a Usher syndrome gene, then he may need to know
what causes it – before deciding to go for a CI or to reject CI.
This was the issue raised in a deaf medical posting.

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Old Fogey

National anthem

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-national-anthem/

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Top stories about the deaf:

It seems to DeafDigest editor that the phrase
“hidden disability” has become the buzz for
deaf people seeking employment but not willing
to immediately reveal their deafness!

………..

There was an article, giving advice on how to
turn on captions on Twitter Videos. It said
it is both simple and complicated!

……….

Modern Paint and Body, Tulsa, OK, was praised
in the local media for hiring the deaf. The
owner said no one else would hire the deaf.

…………….

A story about Hearingbot said it could possibly
replace hearing ear dogs to alert the deaf to
sounds and noises. Will it? Many deaf people
love dogs, including dogs as pets and dogs as
service dogs.

………………

A group of linguists were “surprised” that
sign languages have their own dialects. Not
sure why it is a surprise. All spoken languages
have their own dialects, and sign languages
are no different.

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A BIG DEAF AGENCY MISSES THE GRANT DEADLINE
This is a true story during the late seventies. A big
deaf agency hired a grant writer. He wrote a great proposal,
but it took so much time. And when he was done writing
the draft, the agency driver had to fight through the
heavy traffic jam to try to make it to the government
agency before deadline time to hand in the proposal.
He arrived late. The government agency would not
accept this proposal.

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A SPEECH WITHOUT A PRINTED COPY
In 1966, there was a surprise visitor that came to
the Gallaudet University graduation ceremony.
The surprise visitor was president Lyndon B.
Johnson. No one knew about the visit – not even
the Gallaudet president or the White House.
Johnson arrived at the graduation and immediately
went on the stage to give a speech. After the speech
he left Gallaudet.
Where is the printed copy of his speech? The
Johnson Library archives does not have it. The
Gallaudet archives does not have it.
A big mystery!

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Top stories about the deaf:

WeGo, in competition with Uber and Lyft, has developed
an app to help deaf passengers hail rides.

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Elliot Miller, who is deaf and is a Gaming Designer,
was interviewed – on how to make the games accessible
for the deaf. What was disappointing during the interview
that he only touched briefly on captions, instead
focusing on the auditory aspects – meaning, making sound
louder for the deaf.

……….

The 911 text dispatch center in Denton county
(Texas) said that too many people do not know
that emergency texting exists despite being
around for some five years!

……..

The Office for Civil Rights, under Department of
Health and Human Services, has proposed a change
of rules to allow deaf patients to discuss
private health confidentiality matters with
medical people via relay service.

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The deaf of Hollywood have been protesting
the casting of Henry Zaga, not deaf, as a
fake-deaf actor in the The Stand on the
CBS All-Access network. It has happened too
many times in the past and Hollywood changes
just very slowly.

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DEAF, NOT DEAD

You type in “deaf” in your computer word
processing software.

The automatic-spelling correction changes
it to “dead”.

It can be so embarrassing!

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-auto-speller/

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Lip reading tale

Washington, DC charges five cents to bag your
groceries in plastic bags.

The deaf person thought the check out person asked:
Do you want to pay?

The check out person actually asked:
Do you want a bag?

You nod yes, not realizing the word was bag and
not pay! Before you realize it, five cents
has been added to your grocery bill!

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HOW IMPORTANT IS HANDWRITING?
How important is Deaf Handwriting? Also, how
important is Hearing Handwriting?
Very important! If handwriting is lousy and
hard to read, no matter if it is Deaf Handwriting
or Hearing Handwriting, then communication by
note and pen is dead!

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/handwriting-is-very-important-for-deaf/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we celebrate the holidays, it might be fun to look at how some of our
holiday terms are written in steno and a couple potential mistakes that
could happen if captioners and court reporters aren’t careful.

The mistaken sentence translated as:
“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Chris Massey.”

This should read:
“The decorations were very festive and seemed so Christmasy.”

Another mistaken sentence:
“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hannah Cabell collar for her
dog.”

This should read:
“Being in the holiday spirit, she bought a Hanukkah bell collar for her
dog.”

HAP/PEU/HAPB/TPHU/KA/-RBGS/PHER/REU/KREUS/PHAS/-RBGS/HAP/PEU/KWAPBZ/SA/-RBGS/APBD/HAP/PEU/TPHAOU/KWRAOER/-FPLT
In English the steno reads:

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

the Old Kentish Sign Language may become extinct some day.

What is the big deal? Well, the roots of the ASL that we
use, came from British’s Old Kentish Sign Language.

Why is it dying? Because the British Sign Language is
“killing” it off!

This issue was raised by the online linguistics journal
Ethnologue, the Unesco Atlas of the World’s Languages
in Danger and the conservation biologist Professor William
Sutherland, himself not deaf.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A 111-text emergency service for the deaf in New Zealand
still needs more tweaking, according to a newspaper
story.

It will not work beyond the scope of a neighborhood
because of the mobile network limitations.

And the cut off time is two minutes. If the police does not
respond within two minutes then the deaf household must
find a different way of making an emergency call.

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Old Fogey

Missing woman

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-missing-woman/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Salesforce, which is a cloud-based software company,
has been praised for giving employment opportunities
to deaf and disabled individuals.

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The Deaf West Theatre was forced to cancel its
Orphée play – because of Covi-19

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A newspaper op-ed ran this headline:

How to Make Protests More Accessible

Well, during Gallaudet’s famous Deaf President
Now mass protests in 1988, many interpreters
volunteered to interpret for no pay, giving up
their regular interpreting assignments.

Automatic accessibility for the deaf? Very
much so!

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Uber Eats is supposed to work with all
eating establishments, Taco Bell, included.
It has become a huge irony that a deaf
driver with Uber Eats drove to a Baltimore
Taco Bell drive in to pick up an order
of a customer – and was refused service
because of his deafness!

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The sequel to A Quiet Place will involve
a family that uses sign language to communicate
in order to hide themselves from blind
extraterrestrial monsters.

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DEAF AND LATE-DEAFENED DEAF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS
We have a list of deaf school superintendents that
are deaf and use ASL very well.
We also have some hearing superintendents that have
become late-deafened, mostly because of age.
Should we put these late-deafened superintendents
on the list of deaf superintendents? Or do they still
belong to the list of hearing superintendents?

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

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THE FAMOUS BASKETBALL MOVIE – THE HOOSIERS
The famous movie, the Hoosiers, was produced in 1986. It
is still the best basketball movie in Hollywood history.
The character, Jimmy Chitwood, who scored the last second
basket to help his high school win the state championship,
was supposed to be deaf. It was part of the script. And
in fact, there was a brief conversation among the actors
during the filming that mentioned Chitwood’s deafness.
Unfortunately, the film editors, cut out the
scene that mentioned Chitwood’s deafness!

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Top stories about the deaf:

University researcher Sandy Brauer said,
in a newspaper story, that older deaf people
may be more prone to falls as opposed to
hearing people same age as them!

……….

A new company, KitMe, is building a combination
device, consisting of smartwatch, sensors and app,
all designed to alert deaf people to noises
and sounds that are going on.

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Zainab Abbas, who is deaf, hosts her own sports
program on TV; she was praised for overcoming two
barriers – her deafness, and the public
perception that women know nothing about sports!
While she is deaf, she does not use sign language
and functions as a hearing person.

……..

There was a story in the Kansas City, Missouri
media that local coffee shops are working
together to accommodate deaf coffee drinkers.

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Deaf people watching TV commercials know that
Peleton captions its own commercials – yet
there is an irony – that Peleton does not
caption its app. This means deaf people
exercising on Peleton machines are out of
luck. For that reason Peleton is being
slapped with a lawsuit.

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FAKE PERFECT SPEECH

It is annoying for a deaf person that cannot
speak well.

He can pronounce just one word perfectly.

Hearing people understand him saying that one
word – and they think he has perfect speech!

Very annoying and frustrating!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-not-perfect/

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Lip reading tale

A hearing baseball historian was talking
about past New York Yankees players with
a deaf baseball historian.

The deaf historian thought the hearing historian said:
I remember Bob Serv playing in the 1950’s and 1960’s

The hearing historian actually said:
I remember Bob Cerv playing in the 1950’s and 1960’s

note:
Bob Cerv had a major league career, including his
seasons with the Yankees, during these two decades.

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A BASKETBALL REFEREE THAT LAUGHS HARD DURING TIME OUT

You are watching a basketball game at Gallaudet
University.

During a timeout, a hearing fan shouted something
at a hearing referee.

The hearing referee suddenly looked at the hearing
fan and laughed very hard.

Why did the hearing referee laugh very hard? We
will never know.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have seen that many stenocaptioners write the long “a” sound with the
steno AEU, and they write the long “e” sound with the steno AOE.

Many captioners use the steno AE to resolve conflicts between words with
the long “a” sound such as brake/break and sale/sail.

Captioners may use the same steno, AE, to resolve conflicts between words
with the long “e” sound when the “ea” spelling is used, such as
steal/steel and feat/feet. Sometimes errors can occur when the AE steno is
used at the wrong time.

Some examples of this would be:
Males On Wheels delivered the food.
He heard the harmonious pale of the bells.
She had a favorite knife to pear apples.

These should read
Meals On Wheels delivered the food.
He heard the harmonious peal of the bells.
She had a favorite knife to pare apples.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

About 20 percent of the American population has
a disability

Says who?

the Census Bureau

And they are also saying that over 80 percent of
businesses do not know how to hire, nor deal with
a disabled employee.

Of course, the deaf part of these percentages

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Do deaf teenagers develop better command of language
if their deafness were detected immediately after birth?

This is what University of Southampton researchers
in Great Britain are trying to figure out.

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Old Fogey

Half Deafness

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Top stories about the deaf:

There was a story that AI (artificial intelligence)
could come up with an almost-perfect video of
“fake” interpreter signing to a deaf client. This
is not great because AI is not perfect and interpreters
are almost perfect!

………..

What is wrong with high-definition TVs? A story
said that there is so much information crammed
on our screens. As a result, captions get smaller
and the corner showing sign language interpreter
get smaller and smaller. This means a huge
magnifying glass in front of the TV set.

……….

Another name for see-through masks?

Smile Masks!  This idea was being discussed
by a group of the disabled in Massachusetts.

…………….

A job coach, working with the deaf, said:

Their First Challenge: Getting A Meaningful Job

A meaningful job means a job that is not
considered menial and just an entry-level
and a dead-end with no future prospects.

………………

Do hotel chains welcome owners of Harley
motorcycles? One chain did – sponsoring
“We hear you” as a theme.

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DEAF HISTORY RESEARCH FRUSTRATION

For example – in Year 1900, a deaf writer
writes a Deaf Story, but information is not
complete and is little vague.

Year 2017, a Deaf History Researcher
finds that old 1900 story and is very
frustrated because of incomplete and
vague information.

Happens all the time in Deaf History
and Hearing History

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

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A BASKETBALL REFEREE THAT LAUGHS HARD DURING TIME OUT

You are watching a basketball game at Gallaudet
University.

During a timeout, a hearing fan shouted something
at a hearing referee.

The hearing referee suddenly looked at the hearing
fan and laughed very hard.

Why did the hearing referee laugh very hard? We
will never know.

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Top stories about the deaf:

A newspaper story was headlined as follows:

Not all disabilities are visible, but everyone has at least one

For years we have known that deafness is one of the world’s
most invisible disability.

……….

Worst nightmare for a deaf patient in the
operating room? No interpreter plus staff
(surgeons, assistants and nurses) in wearing
unlipreadable masks). This tale was profiled
in a local newspaper. ADA? Yes, but for some
reason the hospital didn’t follow these
guidelines.

……….

The ACLU of Nebraska has ended its lawsuit against
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
for discriminating against disabled prisoners.
One of the reasons was that a sign language
interpreter was given to one of the deaf
prisoners.

……..

said a job recruiter in a newspaper interview:

You can understand why deaf people in corporate
America have to jump through many hoops to get to
where they want to be, professionally

………

An interpreting nightmare took place during a
traffic stop. The police officer, who should
have known better, asked the deaf driver’s
8-year old daughter, sitting in the backseat,
serve as interpreter. The hearing daughter
then went into a crying fit, forcing the
deaf mother to FaceTime her mother to serve
as interpreter!

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A DEAF CEO SHOCKED BY FIRING
This is a true story. DeafDigest will not mention who
the person is or what agency it was.
A deaf CEO was not happy about a deaf employee. He and the
deaf deputy CEO both agreed that the employee should be
fired.
The CEO wanted to be careful with words to inform the
employee that he was to be fired during a private meeting
between CEO, deputy CEO and the employee.
During that private meeting, the CEO had to go to the
restroom. When he came back, the employee was already
fired by the deputy CEO (without CEO’s permission).
The CEO was angry about it and also fired deputy CEO!

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Lip reading tale

President-elect Biden will be bringing two dogs
and a cat to the White House.

A deaf friend thought a hearing friend said:
Biden is bringing a rescued dog to the White House

The hearing friend actually said:
Biden is bringing a rescue dog to the White House

note:
A rescue dog is not the same as a rescued dog, unless
the rescued dog has been trained to become a rescue
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A DIFFERENT DEAF SOCIAL LIFE
We have our own Deaf Social life. Some of us
go to deaf clubs, some go to deaf churches,
some go to deaf sporting events, some go to school
alumni reunions, etc.
Some deaf people do not go out and have a
social life. Yes, they have a social life but it is
different. They work at Gallaudet or NTID or at
schools for the deaf where there are many deaf
employees. When they work all day with their deaf
friends, it becomes their daily social life.
It is the same with deaf people at factories
where many other deaf people work there, too.
On weekends, they stay home because they get
tired of seeing the same old deaf faces every
day at work!

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

In reading through captioning errors, we have been looking at vowels and
vowel sounds. We have seen that many captioners write the steno AOU for
the long “u” sound or spelling.

Most captioners would write the steno AO for the “oo” sound or spelling.
Sometimes errors can occur in differentiating between those two sounds or
spellings, especially when captioners must do that at speeds over 200
words per minute.

Some examples of this would be:
The average gasoline and diesel fool prices fell this week.

He was driving an old book.

For her healthy lifestyle, she wanted everything poor and natural.

These should be:
The average gasoline and diesel fuel prices fell this week.

He was driving an old Buick.

For her healthy lifestyle, she wanted everything pure and natural.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Are deaf referees better than hearing referees?

This is what researchers at University of Sheffield
in England are saying.

They are saying that the deaf eyes observe much better
than hearing eyes and therefore are capable of making
better calls.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Is it language evolution when deaf children gesture out their
body language signs to express their comments?

Dougal Sutherland, not deaf and student at Swarthmore
College (PA), brought up this possibility.

While he is a Computer Science major, he also minors
in math AND in Linguistics. He feels that body language
signs is the first step towards a more formal sign language

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Top stories about the deaf:

Toyota has installed a video communications line
to allow deaf customers to discuss matters with
a customer service representative.

………..

The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind will be
opening a new campus – at Decatur. This school
has branch campuses scattered across the state.

……….

Sam Houston, not deaf, was a famous solder and
politician in Texas in the 19th century. There
was a story that the death of Deaf Smith upset
Houston so much that he had to take a month leave
of absence from his normal activities.

……….

A past CPA/Tax Attorney had this nightmare –
that he was discussing a complicated case on
the telephone with an IRS agent and could not
hear everything that was spoken. He started to
lose his hearing as a teenager and didn’t deal
with it until it was too late.

………………

A job coach gave this advice for deaf
people seeking jobs – to do homework, meaning
knowing which employers will hire the deaf
and which won’t, despite ADA rules!

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BRAGGING ABOUT OWNING THREE BUSINESSES

There are a few deaf people that brag
about owning three (or more) businesses.

Have to be careful about what they say.

Do they own three full time businesses?

Or do they own three part time businesses,
that total income equals one full time job?

They won’t tell you the truth if you
ask them.

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DEAF AGENCY DIRECTORS
Almost every city has a deaf service agency. Some
deaf service agency directors are hearing; some
deaf service agency directors are deaf.
Makes no difference if the director is hearing or
deaf.
What surprises DeafDigest is that some directors
“know nothing” about national deaf news that are
hot. They know a lot about home town deaf news that
are hot, but not about national hot deaf news.
It is important that all directors keep up
with national hot deaf news because it may
affect their own home town deaf programs.

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf employee in a supermarket, upset over
getting complaints from customers because
of mask-communication issues, was about just
ready to walk off the job. This complaint
was written up in a newspaper story.

……….

The Austin (Texas) police department is making
an effort to reach out to the local deaf community.

……….

University of Tennessee hosting a workshop on
deaf-owned businesses and how they deal with
Covid-19 issues? Yes, this workshop took place
recently and the owners of these deaf-run
businesses said, yes, Covid-19 has impacted
on their normal business operations.

……..

Nothing has changed in South Dakota, as far as
educating the deaf is concerned. This is what one
newspaper said today.

………

There was a story of mask saying “I am deaf” and
the person, wearing it, would approach the
supermarket clerk to ask which aisle has the
product wants to buy. The clerk, getting the
hint, would point at the aisle instead of
saying it out.

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MOST EMBARRASSING THING IN KITCHEN

For the deaf person that cooks his meals
in his home kitchen, there is a most
embarrassing thing.

It is when there is overheating and
the deaf person did not know that the
fire alarm went off – and the neighbors
come to the door!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing gardener instructed his deaf employee
to perform a task.

The deaf employee thought his boss said:
Please place plants on the table

The boss actually said:
Please place plates on the table

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THE DEAF AND THE BODY LANGUAGE

Do deaf people have their own body language
that is different from those of hearing
people.

DeafDigest editor thinks so. He has seen
deaf people in restaurants or at stores
using their own body language that is not
the same as hearing!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In order to understand some captioning errors, it might be helpful to look
at how captioners differentiate between long and short vowels. This is the
most common method, but there are other methods because of different steno
theories that have been learned by some captioners.

Short Long
A AEU
O OE
E AOE
U AOU
EU AOEU (This is the letter I)

If a captioner were to make a mistake in differentiating long and short
vowels, it can totally change the word.

Some examples of this would be:
He asked the waiter for his cheek.
He put his cards in a pill.
She was mueling over the plan.

These should be:
He asked the waiter for his check.
He put his cards in a pile.
She was mulling over the plan.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf artist Hideto Noritomi, of Kumamoto City in Japan,
featured his art works at an art gallery in the same city.

His exhibit includes 63 oil paintings; he was taught orally,
but signed on the sly. He has lived in USA and then in France
before coming back home.

His message for his deaf friends is this:

I want you to be proud of being Deaf and of using sign language

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Bill Furman, who is deaf but wears hearing aids, and is the
Centre County Sheriff’s Deputy and a constable in Pennsylvania,
is currently locked into a bitter lawsuit with the state police.
In order to be certified for his local law enforcement position,
he needs to attend training classes hosted by state police.
They told him he cannot attend classes and Bill is angry.

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Deaf Club Entrance

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Top stories about the deaf:

A linguist said:
This gradual acceptance of ASL as a foreign language
prompts the question:

is American Sign Language, or any form of sign language,
a real language?

………..

Zoom captions have been going on for some time,
and yet complaints continue to pour in regarding
time lag – between the spoken word and the captioned
word. And things are not getting any better with it,
according to critics.

……….

A Coda was interviewed in a newspaper story.
The Coda said she had problems communicating
with her deaf parents – but pretty much was
exposed to the Deaf Community because of
parents’ friends.

She probably had problems expressing herself
in sign language but had no problems understanding
what deaf people said.

……….

LSU Health Shreveport is now training physicians
on how to help deaf patients.

………………

Worksman Cycles is the nation’s oldest bicycle-maker
company, and it is located in South Carolina. There
was a story in the newspapers of that company having
quite a few deaf employees, fixing, making and repairing
these bicycles.

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FOLLOWING A TALL HEARING WOMAN WITH GRAY HAIR
This is a true story. A deaf man was riding on the
metro subway. He sees the same hearing woman every day;
she is tall and she has a grey hair. They both get off
at the same station. They both also do not know each
other.
One time, the metro station train broke down.
There was so much confusion. All passengers were ordered
to get off at one station. The deaf man does not know
what was going on and he decided to keep his eye on that
same tall, grey haired woman, and follow her around. She
hops on an emergency bus and he follows her. That
emergency bus takes them both to their train station.
That tall gray haired woman saved the deaf man’s day.
In a big crowd, it was easier to find the tall gray hair
woman, as she was taller than everyone.

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STARTING AT THE BOTTOM
Many of us know that Hotel Hassler, in Rome,
Italy, one of the world’s best hotels, is owned
by a deaf man, Roberto Wirth.
He grew up with just one goal – to own and to
operate a great hotel. He was willing to start
at the bottom.
For a short while he attended Gallaudet
University.
At Gallaudet, he had a part time job. And it
was a great experience for him – to learn how to
cook hamburgers – at McDonald’s!
A great journey – from McDonald’s to restaurants
and hotels all over the world before owning Hotel
Hassler.
Always important to start at the bottom. It
paid off for Roberto.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Rorri Burton, who owns her Pro Bono ASL
interpreting agency in Long Beach, CA
has become a Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
contestant on TV.

……….

A deaf owner of a small jewelry business
said, in a posting, that after some
struggles at the start, her business
is taking off. She has lamented lack of
knowledge and experience with media.

……….

In an interview with Variety newspaper
Nyle DiMarco gave suggestions on how
Hollywood could help with opportunities
for deaf and the disabled that seek
employment in the entertainment field.

……..

Where the Buffalo Roam, a digital production
company, is featuring a deaf hockey player
in animated action, showing the audience
how deaf athletes use four remaining senses
while participating in a competitive sport.

………

Does the field of architecture accept
deaf and disabled architects as peers?
No; this is what one such architect
said in an interview.

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EVERYDAY WE KNOW WE ARE DEAF

Do hearing people know they are hearing
every day? Don’t know.

But deaf people know they are deaf every
day. Deaf people depend on devices; deaf people
depend on their eyes all the time. And deaf
people go to Starbucks and always point at
the coffee on the sign on the wall.

And so on.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person was chatting with a deaf person
and was pointing at a third person.

The deaf person thought hearing person said:
This is understand

The hearing person actually said:
This is Anderson

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NOT KNOWING WHO ARE OUR LEADERS
Years ago many deaf people knew who Mac Norwood
(captioned movies) was, who Boyce Williams
(voc rehab services), Fred Schreiber (NAD) was.
Times have changed. Do we know who the important
deaf people in federal government are?
Sad to say, no!

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/nationalleaders/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

This week our nation will celebrate a holiday when we can slow down and
reflect on the many blessings we have in our lives.

As a profession, court reporters and realtime captioners have much to be
grateful for. Although many of us have struggled as our nation has
struggled financially, for the most part, realtime court reporters are
still able to find employment. They have skills and talents that are
necessary to record and communicate important messages in our virtual
world.

I personally am very thankful for the hard work of the realtime captioners
who bring us newscasts, sporting events, and other live broadcasts. Much
of their work must be done when others of us choose to spend time with our
families and friends.

Most sporting events take place on the weekends, and newscasts are often
during dinnertime or at bedtime for many of us. There are live events that
must be captioned on holidays. When a disaster strikes or an emergency
takes place, captioners must be there at all hours of the day and night.
Thank you to all of you who have worked hard over the years to bring
access via captioning and CART to people across America.

For all of you who read steno, may I take this opportunity to say
HAP/PEU/THAPBGS/TKPWEUFG
And for those of you who do not read steno, Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A deaf man in a Terp magazine!

A terp magazine published by the RID? No.

It is a magazine published by the University of
Maryland. The university mascot is the Terrapin,
hence the abbreviation – Terp.

Anyway, Dr Steven Rattner, a deaf dentist, with a
huge clientele in the Washington, DC area, was
profiled in the magazine. He graduated from
University of Maryland in 1977.

It is a rarity that a deaf person would be profiled
in a hearing college magazine.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Deaf travelers in Europe should no longer have problems
crossing borders next year. All they need is an identification card.

Agreement regarding a single identification card was thrashed out
among leaders in the European disabled community. One such leader
is Deaf European parliamentarian Adam Kosa of Hungary.

note:
This has changed, maybe a bit, because of Brexit
restricting travel to and away from Great
Britain. Time will tell.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Quarry Lane School has won a grant from MIT
to develop an electronic device that would help
the deaf players during basketball games.
The question is – do deaf basketball players
need such a device?

………..

A hospital staff participated in a workshop
provided by a Rotary Club on how to deal
with the deaf as well as to understand
Deaf Culture.

……….

In a newspaper article, Starbucks was praised
for accommodating the deaf via one drive in.
Starbucks just happened to have a hearing
person that knows ASL. That story did not
say what would have happened if no one knew
ASL at that time. So, basically it is a
matter of a case by case basis (or rather
drive-in by drive-in basis).

……….

The Ruderman Family Foundation, which pushes
for diversity in Hollywood, has given its
seal of approval for “Gray’s Anatomy” for
casting deaf actress Shoshannah Stern
as the deaf doctor Dr. Lauren Riley.

………………

A big issue has surfaced among estranged
deaf parents of deaf children – what is the
best way to educate their deaf children!

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ORDERING CHINESE DUMPLINGS
A deaf person ordered Chinese dumplings
at a restaurant.

The dumplings were served by the waiter,
who immediately left the table.

A group of hearing people at the next
table ordered the same thing. The
waiter served these dumplings and
pointed his finger to each dumpling,
explaining what it is – pork dumpling,
chicken dumpling, cheese dumpling,
beef dumpling, etc.

The waiter did not want to explain
to the deaf person.

Discrimination?

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PAGING ACROSS THE CAFE TABLE?
There was a newspaper story about a cafe in HCM City in
Vietnam that is popular with deaf people.
These deaf people communicate with each other while
sipping tea.
They do not communicate with each other by sign
language. They communicate with each other with their
own cell phone pagers!
Why?

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

note:
Years ago, it was a fad among Gallaudet students,
that they would communicate via texts, not via
ASL, across the dining table! The Gallaudet
Dean of Student Life wasn’t too happy about it.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Halloween has come and gone. Next year
there will be another Halloween. Terry Cullen,
who is deaf, was praised in a newspaper
story for creating the creepiest house
in the neighborhood. They have said he
is the best with these creepy houses!

……….

A deaf mother of a murder victim filed a
lawsuit accusing the police department and
the state attorney (Florida) of not providing
her with an interpreter during proceedings.
The federal court dismissed part of her
lawsuit.

……….

California’s Kern County will pay a deaf woman
$150,000 as a result of her lawsuit against
the sheriffs that arrested her but refused
to provide her with an interpreter.

……..

Two hearing women, riding a bus, taunted
a deaf passenger because of her deafness.
They were arrested and accused of hate
crime, based on disability.

………

A question was thrown in for discussion at the
virtual Beer Culture Summit, hosted by The Chicago
Brewseum center. The question is – how could
small businesses be deaf-accessible?

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HOW MANY TIMES IT HAS HAPPENED

How many times it has happened that you write
a note for a hearing person to read – and the
hearing person acts strange.

You then realize the hearing person is
illiterate!

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Lip reading tale

A deaf man and a hearing man were talking
about politics.

The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
There is a cap between income and expenses

The hearing man actually said:
There is a gap between income and expenses

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AMERICAN AND BRITISH NEWSPAPERS
DeafDigest editor looks for deaf news in newspapers
every day. There have been many, many, many deaf news
in British newspapers, but few deaf news in USA
newspapers.
Why? Is it because British newspapers like to write
about the deaf while American newspapers don’t?
No. More and more American newspapers go out of
business; many American newspaper reporters are
laid off. As a result, fewer and fewer American deaf
stories.
British newspapers are different.

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/newspapers/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

In reading through captioning errors, it might help to look at long and
short vowels. The only vowel keys on the steno keyboard are A, O, E, and
U. The E and U are depressed together to get the letter I. These are
generally thought to be the short vowels.

In order to get a long vowel sound, there are a couple of different
methods that captioners use. The most common way to get long vowels is by
adding other vowels to go with those vowels.

For example, the short A sound would just be written with the letter A.
However, the long A sound may be written with the letters AEU. If the
captioner makes a mistake in writing a long or a short vowel, it can
change the word.

Some examples of this would be:
He used many colors of pants on the project.
She backed the pies.
They ate stacks and baked potatoes.

These should be:
He used many colors of paints on the project.
She baked the pies.
They ate steaks and baked potatoes.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned Diego Lombana
Franceschi, a deaf man, being elected to a
legislative body in Panama but that information
on him was insufficient.

It surfaced this week that he took part in a
TV program in Panama – Face to Face, explaining
his role as substitute deputy legislator. He
is 24 years old and has claimed to have introduced
eight bills, one of these which became law.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Captain Susan Culin, not deaf, is the Commander of the Fairfax
County Police Department’s Traffic Division in Virginia.

She implied that driving while signing is distracted driving.
She made the implication at a recent Q and A online session.

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Visual Aphasia

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Top stories about the deaf:

People never tire of reading about Beethoven
who was said to have composed his best music
after he became deaf. A Beethoven historian
said his best music took place because he
suffered so much. Really?

………..

Tracie Cascio Snow is the new president (CEO)
of Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.

……….

Are Smart Watches for the deaf really
Smart Watches? There are already complaints
that app does not work or takes too long
to notify the deaf of noises around them.

……….

An activist said, in a newspaper story:

the Struggles of Voting While Deaf

………..

Princeton University continues to refuse to
certify ASL as an approved language requirement.
There was a big article in the campus newspaper
about this issue.

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13 PEOPLE AT A DEAF CLUB EVENT
In a small town, 13 people showed up at a
deaf club event.

The club officers were thrilled, saying
it is a big attendance.

But if it was in a big city, then 13
people showing up would be a big
disappointment!

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A DEAF BANQUET IN YEAR 1943
In 1943, a deaf organization hosted a banquet for
its members at a hotel conference room.
The hotel staff removed the carpeting for the banquet.
Why was the carpeting removed?
Because the hotel people knew that deaf people liked
to feel the vibrations with the music. With carpet,
vibrations are impossible.
Hotels won’t do it any more today!

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Top stories about the deaf:

RiverWalk Village, a new apartment building
in St George, Utah, has been advertising
their units as “full ADA” which is somewhat
of a different way of saying they are
ADA-compliant.

……….

Northwest Wireless Enterprises, LLC, which sells
T-Mobile devices, has been penalized $175,000
for discriminating against a deaf employee.
This lawsuit was brought on by the EEOC.

……….

Description of Covid-19 rules

A perfect description of Covid-19 rules
is this newspaper headline:

How the deaf are navigating a masked world

……..

Shayla Jackson, who is deaf, is the Miss Georgia Teen
USA. She was interviewed for a story in People magazine.

………

It has happened among interpreters in USA; now it is
happening in Australia – that an interpreting agency
is broke, because of embezzlement of funds. Arrest
has been made in this case.

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LONG LINE OF DEAF PEOPLE WAITING FOR HOTEL BUS
True story about 40 years ago. At a national
deaf basketball tournament, a bus brought deaf
fans from the hotel to the tournament gym.
One night after the games were over, there
was a long line of deaf people waiting for the
bus.
They waited for almost one hour before the
bus finally arrived.
Why was the wait long? Because the tournament
committee was broke and had no money. The bus
drivers wanted to be paid first or they won’t
pick up deaf fans!

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A deaf person was complaining about being cheated
by someone.

He thought the hearing person said:
You were chopped

The hearing person actually said:
You were jobbed

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ONE POUND OR ONE PIECE
A deaf man went to a butcher shop and
ordered one pound of Italian sausage.

He pointed “one” with his finger and
mouthed the words – one pound.

The clerk just gave him one piece.
The deaf person said “one pound, not
one piece”.

The hearing clerk just nodded and
smiled!

Did the clerk freeze up, and was
smiling to cover it up?

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

As we have been looking at how stenocaptioners write vowels, since the
only vowels on the keyboard are A, O, E, and U, we have seen that the
captioner depresses the E and U at the same time with the right thumb to
get an I.

If the captioner depresses the A and O at the same time with the left
thumb, that is generally the “oo” spelling or sound. If the captioner were
to miss either the A or the O, it can totally change the word being
captioned.

Some examples of this would be:
Her number was in his black back.
She went down a very crocked path.
The water temperature was warm in the pal.

These should be:
Her number was in his black book.
She went down a very crooked path.
The water temperature was warm in the pool.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Gerald Buckley, who is deaf, is the new president
of NTID. His first day on the job as president
will be January 1, 2011.

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DeafDigest mentioned a while ago that Jane Cordell, a deaf
British woman, had her job offer as a deputy ambassador to
Kazakhstan withdrawn when the government learned of her
deafness.

She appealed and it was ruled against her, citing the
excessive costs (?240,000) to provide her with oral
interpreters.

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Many deaf students at hearing colleges are
complaining that not enough is being done
to accommodate their needs – interpreters
and captions.
………..
Rocky Mountain ADA, an agency in Colorado, said
that some deaf people, which require voter
assistance, are not assured of voter confidentiality.
These assistants, while “helping” the deaf vote,
may be able to know who the deaf person voted for.
……….
Critics are saying that  “Deaf Child” street
signs only mean the same as “Children as Play”
that these speeding drivers ignore.
……….
NASA engineer K. Renee Horton said in an interview
that her deafness makes hearing people look down
on her as being intellectually deficient.
………..
Ann-Marie Johnston, who is deaf but functions
as a hearing person, was written up for her
money management skills for a municipal
government agency that employs her. She is
responsible for half-billion dollars in
the budget.
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NO ONE TELLS OTHER ABOUT A DEAF GUEST IN HOTEL
Hotels have three 8-hour shifts per day.
The morning shift knows that one hotel guest
is deaf. but when the morning shift people go
home, no one tells the second (and third)
shifts about that deaf guest.
The deaf guest has problems with something
in the hotel room, but the second shift also
has problems with communications.
It happens often everywhere!
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KICKED OUT OF A RESTAURANT
    This is a true story. A deaf woman, who is oral, entered an
ethnic restaurant in a small town.
    She walked to the counter to order food. There was a communication
problem. The restaurant owner, an immigrant from Asia, could not
understand the speech spoken by the oral woman. And also, the oral
woman could not read the lips of the immigrant woman.
    As a result, the immigrant woman ordered the oral deaf woman
out of the restaurant !
    DeafDigest wonders why the oral woman would not point to the
menu to order the food she wanted?
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Kay Chiodo, the No Barriers Communications CEO
(San Antonio) said that Bexar County does not
accommodate deaf voters. It was a newspaper
story.
……….
Salisbury University, on the Eastern Shore. of
Maryland, will be adding Deaf Studies as a minor
(not a major) in the next academic year. There
is an increase in deaf population on Maryland’s
shore – as well as with Delaware and Virginia
these states which touch Maryland on each side.
Just hope Salisbury’s graduates will serve
the deaf of Delaware and Virginia, and not just
Maryland only. This region is known as DelMarVa.
……….
Alicia Miller, the CEO of The Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Center (Cape Coral, FL) has been honored by the
Cape Coral Community Foundation for her work with the
agency.
……..
Linkedin, a social media network that connects
professionals with each other, stressed the
importance of captioning their videos. In other
words, if is not captioned, do not dare think of
posting that media!
………
Fourth Circuit is listening to debates on
video calls by deaf prisoners. The issue is –
was the deaf prisoner’s first amendment rights
violated because of lack of video calls?
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CAPTION-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS
Deaf people love to go out and eat – no matter
if it is low cost fast food restaurant or a
bar that serves hamburgers or fancy restaurants.
These deaf people know which restaurants are
caption-friendly and which are not!
What is a Caption Friendly restaurant? Captions
always turned on restaurant TV sets are
Caption Friendly? Restaurants that never turn on
captions are not Caption Friendly!
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A hearing person introduced himself to a deaf person.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Hi, I am Jack
The hearing person actually said:
Hi, I am Jake
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DEAF SOAP OPERA OR DEAF FAMILY FRIENDLY TV SHOW
    The ABCFamily network is supposed to show only family
friendly TV programs. Yet there are accusations that
the Switched at Birth is more of a Soap Opera than
as a Family Friendly TV show.
    They are saying that if it is really a soap opera
then it should be moved to these daytime soap opera
channels.
    There were many plots on the Switched at Birth
episodes that are not appropriate for viewers of the
ABCFamily network.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
In order to better read through captioning errors, it might be helpful for
us to take a look at what stenocaptioners are dealing with when they are
writing vowels.
On the steno keyboard, the vowels are written with the captioner’s thumbs.
On the keyboard are the keys for A, O, E, and U.
A and O are written with the left thumb, and E and U are written with the
right thumb. The E and U are depressed at the same time in order to write
an I. Captioners can occasionally hit the wrong vowel, and it can totally
change what the word should be.
Some examples of this would be:
Their heated discussion turned into a real bottle.
He was making a last and checking it twice.
She felt like clay on the patter’s wheel.
These should be:
Their heated discussion turned into a real battle.
He was making a list and checking it twice.
She felt like clay on the potter’s wheel.
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the Norwegian Cruise Line has agreed to reimburse
the deaf, and the disabled, for discriminating
against them on tours. Agreement was hammered out
in a settlement in Miami, Florida.
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DeafDigest – 26 October 2020

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A short film about a deaf girl being bullied
was produced by a hearing student, who had
her own medical issues. That short film
won acclaim by critics.
………..
Over 100 years ago, Lev Vygotsky was a
well known psychologist. He said, according
to a recent media posting, that a deaf child
will want to hear everything.
……….
Public meetings to discuss a municipal government
budget discriminates against the deaf. This
is the accusation frm a deaf activist.
……….
Sarah Glenn-Smith, the Learning Center For Deaf CEO,
has been appointed to serve on the state Commission
on the Status of Women.
…………………
Movies with little or no dialogue good or
bad for the deaf? There was media posting
that listed 10 Best Horror Movies With Little
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STARTING AT THE BOTTOM
    Many of us know that Hotel Hassler, in Rome,
Italy, one of the world’s best hotels, is owned
by a deaf man, Roberto Wirth.
    He grew up with just one goal – to own and to
operate a great hotel. He was willing to start
at the bottom.
    For a short while he attended Gallaudet
University.
    At Gallaudet, he had a part time job. And it
was a great experience for him – to learn how to
cook hamburgers – at McDonald’s!
    A great journey – from McDonald’s to restaurants
and hotels all over the world before owning Hotel
Hassler.
    Always important to start at the bottom. It
paid off for Roberto.
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VIBRATIONS AND THE DEAF
    Evelyn Glennie is deaf and is the world’s best
  musical percussionist.
    Her trick is to take off her shoes while
  performing on the stage.
    She feels the vibrations much better without
her shoes!
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A school district said in deaf classes,
there are teachers that wear masks
in the classroom. This creates problems
for deaf children that struggle to learn
even with masks off, let alone with
masks.
……….
A deaf waiter made a living by lipreading
and taking orders at a restaurant before
Covid-19. Because of Covid-19, he has
struggled to take orders because lipreading
was made impossible.
……….
a newspaper headline said:
A deaf woman said “I will not understand you but
please wear your mask”
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The state of Minnesota will be helping the
deaf cast their ballots in the upcoming
election. Their fact sheet will be in
ASL.
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Planet Word, a new museum in Washington, DC,
will display sign language displays for the
benefit of deaf tourists.
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PARENTS TALK OR NOT
A hearing person, whose parents are deaf, is tired
of the same old question.
Many people ask him:
Can your deaf parents talk?
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend was telling a deaf friend
she bought a new car.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I bought an Uber
The hearing person actually said:
I bought a Cooper
note:
Cooper is a small car and is actually called
Mini-Cooper
note:
a longer list of bad lipreading words is being posted on:
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as the list is being expanded on a regular basis. Just
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CONTRACT OFFICER THINKS ALL DEAF CAN LIPREAD
A new deaf employee joins a government agency.
He requests an interpreter.
The contracting officer is upset and confronts
the deaf employee, telling him that all deaf people
can lipread.
It is surprising that this contract officer never
heard of ADA!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we have been reading through captioning errors, we have spent some time
looking at punctuation.
Some people consider the apostrophe a punctuation mark, and others
consider it a letter, and others consider it a special character. Whatever
it is, because there is no specific key on a steno machine to indicate an
apostrophe, different stenocaptioners write the apostrophe in different
ways depending on the steno theory that they learned.
One common way to write an apostrophe “s” is with the steno AES. I have
seen captioners misstroke this with the steno AOES. For some captioners,
this would be the word “ease.”
If you ever see the word “ease” and it doesn’t make sense, try replacing
it with an apostrophe “s” and see if it will make sense.
Some examples of this would be:
It was the attorney ease idea to negotiate a settlement.
She got flowers for Mother ease Day.
This will be their baby ease first Christmas.
These should read:
It was the attorney’s idea to negotiate a settlement.
She got flowers for Mother’s Day.
This will be their baby’s first Christmas.
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Because the state of Minnesota is broke, the state
Department of Human Services had to cut back. As
a result, the Rochester Service Center has been
closed. It was one of these Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Service Center branches.
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Many deaf people suffer from issues related to vertigo,
tinnitus and Meniere’s Disease. Do we suffer either of
above because of our deafness or is this a problem
many hearing people face?
Whatever? Jay Rubinstein, a surgeon/biomedical engineer
at University of Washington, has come up with device
called vestibular prosthesis. It would be inserted inside
the person’s head, which is supposed to ward off such
ailments.
A legitimate invention or a quack? Time will tell.
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While Deaf U continues to be controversial,
Nyle said:
There Is No One Right Way To Be Deaf
He is correct.
………..
Covid-19 has made it difficult for deaf patients
in the hospice. This is what one hospice doctor
said – even with interpreters.
……….
Gabriela Lena Frank, who is deaf, described as profound,
is a pianist. She has won one of the highest awards given
a musician – the Heinz Award.
……….
A police officer, on his way to work, witnessed an
automobile accident in front of him. He got out of
his car and ran to the assistance of one of the
victims. Upon realizing the victim was deaf, the
officer used sign language to communicate with him.
The officer knew sign language because his son
was deaf! It took place in Portland, Oregon where
anti-cop feelings are high.
……….
Riz Ahmed played a fake-deaf role in the movie –
Sound of Metal. Critics said his deaf-acting
and deaf-signing roles were stunning. This still
does not explain why not case the real-deaf actor
in the first place?
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ORAL TEACHER KNOWING ASL!
    Historians know that Grace Coolidge, wife of past
president Calvin Coolidge, taught at Clarke School for
the Deaf before she married him.
    We all know that Clarke School teaches the oral
method, not ASL method.
    Yet, some historians said that she used ASL
with her family at the White House because she
wanted her conversations to be secret from the
nosey people.
    Is it possible that Grace secretly used ASL
in the Clarke classrooms? She knew she would be
fired if Clarke administration found out.
    We will never know.
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BETTER TO ADMIT DEAFNESS THAN TO ADMIT DIABETES?
    Paula Deen, hearing, is a famous hostess of her own
TV cooking shows. She just revealed to the world that
she has diabetes and that she hid it from public.
    Many people are very angry at her – they think
she is a hypocrite for encouraging us to eat
“dangerous” food.
    Many hearing people hide their hearing loss for
a long time – until they finally admit it. Are
people angry at them? No.
    Angry at Paula? Yes. Not angry at a late-deafened
person? No.
    Why? Good question!
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as one of the few educational institutions for
the deaf. Few? It is described as educational
settings for preschool, childcare, K-8, high
school and universities. This being said, we
have many such institutions for the deaf.
……….
After 47 years, Gallaudet is closing its
graduate School Counseling programs.
Reason is numbers – low enrollment,
costs to keep it running. Already
many people are shocked about it.
……….
Google has come up with a feature in
Android that sends texts for deaf users
when there is sound nearby. Examples
are dogs that bark, a baby that cries
and annoying tap noises.
……..
Silicone adhesive for see-thru masks?
This may be the 2nd generation Covid-19
masks, and if it works, it may greatly
help the deaf.
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Deafness has often been said to be
invisible. Covid-19 has made this
invisibility worse, according to critics.
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A HATED LEADER OF THE DEAF
    A small deaf agency needed a new CEO but could not
  afford to pay a very high salary. A former CEO of another
  deaf agency was earning a very high salary but was not
  happy at that old job.
    He saw the job ad and applied for the job – at a very
  low salary. He was quickly hired and everyone thought they
  were lucky to find him at low salary.
    It was a trick. Every year he asked for a raise, and
  the board could not say no. Few years later, after few
  raises, his salary was higher than his old job.
    That made the board angry. As a result, he no longer
  became popular and was hated in the Deaf Community!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person introduced himself to a deaf person.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Hi, my name is Craig
The hearing person actually said:
Hi, my name is Graig
note:
Graig is a rare first name. Yankee fans will remember
Graig Nettles, a long time third base great of years
way back.
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DEAF, ONE TIME, THREE TIMES, FIVE TIMES
Many hearing people come to a deaf person and
say something, not knowing he is deaf.
A deaf person may say just once “deaf” and
the hearing person catches it.
A deaf person may say three times “deaf”
and it takes three times before hearing person
finally catches it.
Worst example is saying “deaf” five times
and hearing person still not catch it!
Why?
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we are reading through captioning errors, we must also remember that in
realtime captioning, punctuation can sometimes inadvertently be omitted.
As the captioner is listening to the material to be captioned, it may not
always be clear where the punctuation is required until a few words later,
and then it may be too late for the captioner to insert it. Also,
sometimes just because of the speed at which someone is speaking, the
punctuation can be dropped.
Some examples of this would be:
The snow had begun to fall the temperature dropped.
There was no problem he said it was fixed.
He went to lunch bags were strewn about the cafeteria.
These should read:
The snow had begun to fall. The temperature dropped.
There was no problem. He said it was fixed.
He went to lunch. Bags were strewn about the cafeteria.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Settlement has been reached in the Cox $1 million winnings
in a TV game, that she pledged to Georgia School for the
Deaf and the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf – only to
have the winnings get dragged into her husband’s bankruptcy
case.
The creditors will get half whereas the rest will go to
the schools as promised.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Nina Falaise, deaf all her life, was written up in a
British newspaper that profiled her long career in
ballet, both as performer and as instructor. As a
child she auditioned for a role at the Royal Ballet
School and was turned down, not because of her skills
but because of her deafness. It did not stop her from
a career in her chosen profession.
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DeafDigest – 11 October 2020

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Nyle is continuing to pitch to networks and studios
these future deaf-only movies. He wants to remove
deafness as a stigma if these movies are successful.
………..
Michigan is looking for ASL-fluent poll workers
to help guide deaf voters.
……….
An interpreter being one of the few people to get
rave reviews in a TV interpreting role? This was
the headline in one newspaper. The correct header
should be:
All interpreters get rave reviews
……….
D.C. Goutoufas, who is deaf, is campaigning
for election as Hillsborough County (Florida) Property
Appraiser.
……….
An interpreter was featured in a newspaper
story, which said he earns $60,000 a year.
This is interesting, because most people
do not like to tell the public how much
money they earn in any job, interpreting
included.
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TALKING TO SELF
Many hearing people talk to themselves?
There are some deaf people that sign to themselves.
It is embarrassing when hearing people look at
you, thinking you are crazy!
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A BOOK ON THE DEAF IN HOLLYWOOD
In 1988, former Gallaudet provost John S. Schuchman
wrote a book – Hollywood Speaks.
It was probably easier to write a book at that
time because we really did not have that too many
deaf actors and deaf actresses in Hollywood movies
and TV shows.
If someone wants to write a book right now about
the deaf in Hollywood, it will be very difficult
because there has been a big increase of deaf
actors since 1988.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Dear Readers,
This will be my last blurb for DeafDigest.  It has been 10 years!
It was a pleasure educating and entertaining you all these years.
This COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted my comedy show.  I haven’t been
able to perform for an audience for a long time.
I am going to work on something new to entertain you!  It will be a
while!
Connect with me on Facebook at René the Unstoppable.
Thank you to the DeafDigest editor for the years I have shared with you!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 11 October 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
Why did the return of a deaf character take place
in The Walking Dead? The producer Angela Kang
wanted to throw in a surprise. The deaf character
(played by deaf actress Lauren Ridloff) was
thought to be permanently off the future scripts,
but she came back few years later.
……….
Deaf people stay home because of Covid-19
and watch captions on videos and TV movies.
When Covid-19 ends in due time, open captions
will continue to be unavailable to them.
……….
Heather Bogdanoff Baker, who is deaf,
has been appointed to be a new trustee
with the  Northwestern University Board of
Trustees.
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A big question people are asking of Netflix:
when will Deaf U go into Netflix?
………
There is an executive order in New Hampshire
to require all police officers to undergo
training on how to communicate with the deaf.
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EVERYTHING AGAINST THE ASL DEAF?
Is everything against the ASL deaf? We
are talking about CI people, oral people,
Cued Speech people, Signing Essential
English people, lip-reading people, etc?
What does this say? That non-ASL
deaf people have their own serious problems
and try to attack the ASL deaf!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend introduced himself to a deaf person.
The deaf person thought hearing person said:
I am from Hartford.
The hearing person actually said:
I am from New Hartford
New Hartford is a town of some 22,000 people in
upper New York state
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MANY HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE FORGET THINGS
Hard of hearing people wear CI or hearing aids.
They take off CI at home and forget to put it back on
when they leave home for work.
It is same thing with hearing aid or with hearing
aid batteries.
It is often frustrating to be a hard of hearing person!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Another way that stenocaptioners sometimes write quotation marks is
“KW-GS.” For some stenocaptioners, the steno “KW-S” is the word
“requests.” For some stenocaptioners, the steno “KW-G” is the word
“requesting.” Because these strokes are so close to one another, it is
possible for the captioner to misstroke them.
In realtime captioning, if you ever see the words “requests” or
“requesting” and they do not seem to make sense, try to mentally replace
them with quotation marks and see if that helps.
Some examples of this would be:
Napoleon Hill said, requests a goal is a dream with a deadline.”
He told his boss, requesting I will not make that mistake again.”
She asked, requests do you want me to come over today?”
These should read:
Napoleon Hill said, “A goal is a dream with a deadline.”
He told his boss, “I will not make that mistake again.”
She asked, “Do you want me to come over today?”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Sammy Oates, Austin,
Texas, who departed us
Sammy, who was deaf, was a football star at Hardin-Simmons
in the late fifties and had tryouts in the American
Football League, Canadian Football League and played a
few games in minor league football.
He was one of the most publicized deaf collegiate
athletes during the late fifties.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The county of Bexar in Texas has six deaf
voting registrars. Goal is to get more deaf
people to sign up as voters.
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DeafDigest – 04 October 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
Actor Timothy Olyphant is not deaf, but he appears
on the TV series – Fargo, Season 4, playing the
role of U.S. Marshal Dick ‘Deaf’ Wickware.
Why the Deaf nickname?
………..
Dollar Tree Distribution, Inc. has been sued for
discriminating against a deaf job applicant.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
is handling the case.
……….
Today’s census vs 1830’s & 1840’s census?
What is the difference? The 1830’s & 1840’s census
asked if there were people in the household that were
deaf, dumb, insane, and blind. Today’s census does
not ask these questions.
……….
Jadin Vereen, not deaf, is a human resource management
major at Francis Marion University in South Carolina.
Her main interest with that major is interesting –
using her ASL knowledge to help the workplace
more deaf-friendly!
……….
The presidential debate was lost on many deaf
viewers. This was the consensus.
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BADGE THAT SAYS DEAF
Some deaf people wear badges that say
this word DEAF.
They want to warn hearing people that
they must communicate with notes or by
easy gestures.
Worth it? Many deaf people prefer to
be invisible!
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TWO GROUPS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS OF THE DEAF
    Psychologists always disagree on many
things. It is the same with psychologists
that work with the deaf.
    One group of psychologists working with the
deaf would look on the deaf from a cultural
point of view. Another group of psychologists
that work with the deaf look on the deaf from
a medical and audiological point of view!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I wanted to watch the most recent presidential debate.  Captions on TV
were not gonna work for me!
I explored some other alternatives for  watching the debate live.
I found a way, I watched it online.
I used my ZoomText software to enlarge the screen and I
was able to fit the captioning within my monitor (22”) space.
A disadvantage was that I couldn’t see the faces of the two candidates.
At least I am educated and ready to VOTE!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 04 October 2020

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How was Beethoven able to compose the world’s best
music while he was deaf? Evelyn Glennie, a deaf
percussionist, who is considered the world’s best,
said that his inner ear for music is separate and
apart from his ability to hear!
……….
DeafDigest mentioned that there is a brother team
of hearing surgeon and deaf operating room assistant
at a hospital in Ohio. It was learned that the deaf
brother, when not busy helping his surgeon brother,
has been teaching ASL with the hospital staff.
……….
Nicaraguan Sign Language has been praised for
successfully evolving from Body Language movements
communicated by the deaf in the past to the
natural sign language (just like ASL) nowadays.
……..
Phillip Glen Reinbold, who is deaf, passed away.
The obit said he loved building hobby model kits
and have built up a collection of 2,000 of these
miniature airplanes, ships, automobiles, etc.
………
The case of sign languages in the Czech Republic
and Slovakia is interesting. In the past both
nations were part of Czechoslovakia and everyone
used the same sign language. But when this
nation split up into Czech Republic and
Slovakia, the sign language changed – one was
the Czech sign language and the other one
was Slovak sign language. Both became different
from each other.
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ASL IN DEAF SCHOOL AND ASL IN MAINSTREAMED SCHOOLS
Is ASL used by the deaf at deaf schools better
than ASL used by the deaf at mainstreamed programs?
Many deaf people would say yes, deaf school ASL
is better.
Not always true. There are many deaf school
students that don’t sign well and there are also
mainstreamed students that sign ASL beautifully!
Do not always assume one ASL is better than other.
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Lip reading tale
A deaf person was shopping for a new car.
He thought the hearing salesman said:
You can please the car
The hearing salesman actually said:
You can lease the car
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MOST FRUSTRATING APPOINTMENT
A deaf person lives in a condominium where
it is impossible for someone to come to the
door and ring the bell.
He makes an appointment with a repairman. He
cannot tell you exactly what time he will arrive,
but says “between nine AM and noon.”
The deaf person sits in the lobby for three
hours waiting for the repairman to arrive. He
already tried to call you to postpone the
appointment, but you didn’t know about it.
Very frustrating
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Because there are no punctuation keys on the steno keyboard, over the
years court reporters and captioners have developed a number of ways to
write quotation marks.
If a captioner misstrokes quotation marks, it may be one of the hardest
errors to try to read through. One of the reasons is because there is less
uniformity in how captioners write quotation marks.
One of the more common ways is “KW-T.” The steno “K-T” for many captioners
is the word “account.” If you ever see the word “account” and it doesn’t
make sense, try mentally replacing it with quotation marks and see if you
can read through it.
Some examples of this would be:
She exclaimed, account Well, I’ve never heard of such a thing!”
He shouted, account We won! We won!”
Pablo Picasso said, account Give me a museum, and I’ll fill it.”
These should read:
She exclaimed, “Well, I’ve never heard of such a thing!”
He shouted, “We won! We won!”
Pablo Picasso said, “Give me a museum, and I’ll fill it.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Pretty much hitting every single Deaf Media outlet was the
announcement that Carol Padden won the MacArthur award.
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The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority
(just our own FCC) has ordered telecommunicationcarriers
to stop charging deaf people on voicecall costs, and to
just charge them for text use.
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DeafDigest – 27 September 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
An educator, who is also an advocate, said:
It is very important when working with deaf students
to understand the deaf culture, even if you cannot
use the sign language
That advocate is correct.
………..
Could the Deaf Community of USA challenge our
national political leaders to learn how to
fingerspell their names – as part of Deaf Awareness
Week?  These leaders would probably not accept
the challenge – but it is working in Australia.
Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia
has accepted the challenge along with 51 other
Australian hearing leaders.
……….
Oscar changed its rules to make the honors
more diverse. A loophole was pointed out –
what defines hard of hearing? As an example
Katie Leclerc has a hearing loss, but she
functions perfectly as a hearing person.
Would she still be defined as hard of
hearing?
……….
Are architects and interior decorators
aware of ADA rules? Yes, according  to
an article in a magazine distributed
among hotel owners.
……….
The Rochester Fringe Festival is going on
right now. A well known group doing
a variety of performances is called
Dangerous Signs. Yes, it more or less
represents the NTID people.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
EASY CONFUSION OVER HEARING EAR DOG
    DeafDigest editor has a dog, as a pet, not as a
Hearing Ear dog.
    Many years ago, a deaf woman, who hated
Hearing Ear dogs, confronted DeafDigest editor
and mocked him for having a Hearing Ear Dog.
    DeafDigest editor told the woman that she
was wrong because she confused two different
people with the same first name – Barry. The
other Barry had a Hearing Ear Dog, which
made it confusing!
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CORRECT FLOORS BUTTON IN ELEVATORS
Why that 99 percent of time when hearing people
with a deaf person enter an elevator, the hearing
person always whispers the floor number to push
the button. Sometimes hard to lipread what floor
the hearing person wanted.
But one percent of the time, the hearing person
knows about a deaf person in the elevator. Instead
of whispering the floor number, he will flash
his fingers, telling him which floor button to
push. Five fingers in one hand and two fingers in
other hand tells the deaf person it is 7th floor.
Rare that hearing person thinks to use his hands.
He whispers all the time.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Guest writer, Rona writes again
‘DeafBlind memory map organization system’
It is important to reduce the frustrations that many DeafBlind people may
experience as others utilize shared equipment and neglect to return it to its
assigned place in the home.
When this happens, you can tap the offenders shoulder for help and TELL them
when they are done to please return stuff back to the EXACT place where it
belongs, to make it easier for all to find things for  their needs.
If things get misplaced more often, you need to persist in alerting them and
hopefully they will soon realize how frustrated you are and how necessary it is
for DeafBlind people to know where to find things in their environment.
It’s far better and quicker for you knowing where to find things according to
your DB memory map organization system and you instruct those around you to
abide by your system. Life would be so much more pleasant all around.
The DeafBBlind memory map organization system can be applied everywhere at home
or at work or other commonly travelled areas, making it easier for everyone to
find things faster according to your DB memory map organization system.
Happy Autumn!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 27 September 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
A deaf community advocate said:
In most cases, deaf people at stores and shops could
not be assisted because there was no one who could
communicate with them
There are stores that are deaf-friendly and
stores that are not. DeafDigest editor simply
avoids deaf-unfriendly stores!
……….
A group of deaf people are being trained in
New Zealand to become first responders –
meaning they come to the rescue of hearing
people in need of attention.
……….
Joe, who owns a carpentry business in Tulsa, OK
(Erwin Custom Woodworks) was featured in a
newspaper story. His last name was not
mentioned in the story. He said that he
likes to fix things.
……..
Engineer Saad Bhamla said he has come up with
a hearing aid from off-the-shelf electronic
parts that would only cost $1.00. A spokesperson
from Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public
Health at Johns Hopkins said it is legitimate.
………
A group of interpreters hosted an event at
University of Connecticut to address issues
of mental health and suicide prevention among
the deaf.
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NOT UNDERSTANDING A TRAGEDY
There was a tragedy at one apartment
building. The deaf man saw people running
up and down the hall. He also saw a woman
crying and slamming her fists on the floor.
The cops and EMT people were also running
up and down the hall.
Hearing neighbors saw it all and knew
what was going on.
The deaf person, seeing it all, did not
know what was going on – because no one
told him that someone died.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend was introducing a friend to his deaf
friend.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Bob Happens
The hearing person actually said:
This is Bob Hopkins
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DEAF CULTURE BOOKS?
    How many Deaf Culture books have been printed?
Don’t know. Maybe 1,000 or maybe 5,000? Hard to say.
    A hearing chef said he has his own library at
home of 4,000 different cookbooks!
    A deaf person told DeafDigest editor that he has
a big home library of Deaf Culture books. He is always
buying new Deaf Culture books all the time. Does
he have 5,000 Deaf Culture books?
    Good question!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Another piece of punctuation that many captioners use is a set of dashes.
Many captioners use these either to indicate an interruption or change or
thought by the speaker or to indicate that they are rewriting something
that they realized they misstroked or misheard.
Since there are no punctuation keys on the steno keyboard, different
captioners may use different symbols to designate the dashes.  Some
stenocaptioners use the steno strokes “OE/OE.”  For some captioners, this
can also be close to the words “oh” or “owe.”
If you ever see the word “oh” or “owe” and it doesn’t make sense in
context,  try to mentally replace it with a set of dashes and see if it
makes sense.
Some examples of this would be:
Are you sure that owe did that really happen?
She was the oh she was the only one who arrived on time.
It was an event for oh owe it was an event sponsored by the City.
These should read:
Are you sure that — did that really happen?
She was the — she was the only one who arrived on time.
It was an event for — it was an event sponsored by the City.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
One of the nation’s last surviving manual bookbinding
businesses was deaf owned, the Atlantic Bookbinding Company
in Atlantic, Iowa.
It was owned by Soren Petersen, who has been in the field
for 50 years. He is closing the shop at the end of this
month, weary of these 12-14 hour, 6 days a week grind.
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Which is better – Cued Speech or Lipreading? This
was the debate that was conducted on a British
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DeafDigest – 20 September 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
a tweet said:
There is a legend that deaf people started the football
huddle so the other team couldn’t eavesdrop.
note:
Eavesdrop? It means listening to voices. Gallaudet quarterbacks
use sign language, not voices, to give signals before the ball
is snapped!
………..
In a newspaper story a deaf person said that when he
meets up with a hearing friend at a bar, they start
off the conversation by passing notes back and forth.
But after a while, they both get tired of writing
and resort to lip reading and gestures to continue
the conversation. It pretty much runs true for
many deaf people@
……….
A common deaf phase – I can do anything
except to hear was divided into these
categories by a deaf leader – must
be able attend a deaf school, must be
able to communicate with hearing without
assistance (meaning no interpreters),
must be able to support myself
financially, a first class interpeter
during classes and speeches, excellent
deaf devices to help me, a deaf-only
social life and so on. A long shopping list?
Yes. Realistic? Good question.
……….
Brian Kane, who was born deaf, was written
up in a newspaper as he was celebrating his
65th year, of operation of a local empire of
residential and commercial properties. He
functions as a hearing person and does not
use sign language.
……….
The staff at Blip Roasters, a popular coffee
place in Kansas City, Missouri, have
developed “coffee sign language” to better
communicate with deaf coffee drinkers.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A LEADER DISAPPOINTED IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY
    A leader moved to a new Deaf Community. He
thought deaf people would be interested in
employment, social services, interpreting,
and other benefits.
    Much to his disappointment, their #1
priority was seeing that the movie theaters
show open captions. Nothing else mattered
to them.
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ABUSIVE DEAF AIRPLANE PASSENGER
Flying in an airplane can be stressful
for many passengers, both deaf and hearing.
One flight attendant remembers one
incident with a deaf passenger.
The deaf person asked for a pen.
The flight attendant loaned it to him.
The deaf person wrote insulting
comments about the flight attendant.
Fortunately for the deaf passenger,
the airline didn’t kick him out of the
plane!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I was starting to do “Mr Mom’s” chores the other day.  I couldn’t find
Clorox Bleach cleaner that morning.
I complained to my wife and suspected one of our kids used it to clean
upstairs.
I couldn’t find it so I went to the basement storage and took another
bottle up.
I started cleaning the kitchen counter with the new Clorox Bleach cleaner
spray bottle.
My wife found the missing bottle from upstairs and she traded it.
She informed me that the new bottle was for the bathroom!
A formula or something in the bottle for the bathroom.
Now the kitchen doesn’t smell like a swimming pool!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 20 September 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
Every deaf person knows the difference between
subtitles and closed captions – but – explaining
the differences could be difficult. An article
said subtitles converts sound from one language
into another language; captions show words
spoken on screen (English to English). At this
point, the rest is too technical. Bottom line
– we basically understand what the actors are
saying on the screen.
……….
Shafil Irsaz Ali is deaf and is the foreman with
the Abbas Engineering, a factory that produces
metal parts. He said he got the job because of
his superior knowledge and skills that his
hearing employees don’t have. He also said that
some employees laugh at his sign language
and gestures, that he chose to ignore.
……….
A deaf person said that captions meets his
basic accommodation needs? What about
interpreting? Is that also a basic
accommodation need on the same level as
captions?
……..
David Del Pizzo, who is deaf, has been appointed to the
Foxboro (MA) Commission on Disability.
………
Confusion between VRS and VRI. Same thing?
No. And for that reason, a workshop is taking
place to clarify the difference between
VRS and VRI.  Just keep in mind that deaf
people LOVE VRS and HATE VRI.
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SCARY GESTURES AT DOCTOR’S OFFICE
A deaf man brought his hearing wife to the
doctor’s office for a routine operation.
The wife entered the operating room and
the door was shut. The deaf man had to wait
outside.
Suddenly a medical assistant came out of
the room (but quickly shut the door). She
was gesturing with another medical assistant.
It was not sign language but the gestures looked
like if the wife had problems during the
operation.
Hearing people in the waiting room could
hear the conversation. Deaf person in the
waiting room was scared something serious
happened to the wife.
Fortunately the operation was fine.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person was introducing a friend to a deaf person
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Bob Class
The hearing person actually said:
This is Bob Glass
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
PERFECT SPEECH DEAF PERSON PREFER INTERPRETER
Many perfect-speech deaf persons prefer
interpreters to speak out for them.
These hearing people can easily understand
the perfect-speech deaf people?
Why interpreter?
A perfect-speech deaf person said that
interpreters prevent misunderstandings.
This is a strange explanation.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Since there are no punctuation keys on the steno keyboard, another piece
of punctuation that can be misstroked is the question mark. Many
stenocaptioners use the steno “STPH” for the question mark. That is also
the same steno for the phonetic sound “sn.”
The “S” must be depressed by the little finger on the left hand, which is
many captioners’ weakest finger, so sometimes captioners can miss it or
not totally depress it. In that case, you can end up with just an “N” or
“TPH” in steno.
That is the same steno that many captioners use for the word “in.” I have
seen captioners have the word “in” floating in captioning when what they
actually desired was a question mark.
In your caption viewing, if you see a sentence that is grammatically a
question that has the word “in” at the end and it doesn’t seem to make
sense, try to mentally replace “in” with a question mark. It might help to
make sense.
An example of this would be:
“Why did you start your presentation in it is too late to finish today.”
This should read:
“Why did you start your presentation? It is too late to finish today.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
The Gulf Coast Claims Facility is where the oil spill
victims could file claims for costs and damages.
Are interpreters available for deaf claimants?
The facilities administrator said there is a TTY and email.
The administrator, however, sidestepped the interpreting
question.
note – a big hint
White House would not use an interpreter during
Covid-19 briefings until ordered to do so by
a federal judge!
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
A deaf factory employee at Sikorsky Aircraft has
filed a lawsuit for two reasons – demotion and
no interpreter during hearings.
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DeafDigest – 13 September 2020

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