DeafDigest Blue – November 29, 2020

DeafDigest Blue – November 29, 2020

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

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/embarrassed-in-kitchen/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-body-language/

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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!

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

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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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DeafDigest Blue – November 22, 2020

DeafDigest Blue – November 22, 2020

Blue Edition
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/note-for-illiterate-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/newspapers/

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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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DeafDigest Blue – November 15, 2020

DeafDigest Blue – November 15, 2020

Blue Edition
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/pound-not-piece/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/note-for-illiterate-person/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/newspapers/

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/note-for-illiterate-person/

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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.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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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DeafDigest Blue – November 8, 2020

DeafDigest Blue – November 8, 2020

Blue Edition
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-soap-opera/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/long-line-of-deaf-fans/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/pound-not-piece/

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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

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Shayla Jackson, who is deaf, is the Miss Georgia Teen
USA. She was interviewed for a story in People magazine.

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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!

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

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Lip reading tale

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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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?

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/pound-not-piece/

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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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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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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