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DeafDigest – 18 January 2022

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

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.

……….

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

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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 – 06 November 2021

DeafDigest Blue – November 7, 2021

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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”

……..

Sign language and ergonomics?

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

Sign language uncomfortable when a person uses it?

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

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

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

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
questions).

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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DeafDigest – 30 October 2021

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/cart-with-interview/

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

……..

Hand signals for deaf that work outdoors?

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

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

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On and off; on and off and so on

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

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

British deaf has exploded with fury.

……….

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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

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

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Lip reading tale

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

You think the hearing person said Joe.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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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.

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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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

Easy? No way!

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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.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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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:

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

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

This is what one headline said.

……..

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

……..

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

………..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lip reading tale

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

and the deaf person may think it is tie

both are pronounced the same.

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

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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:

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?

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

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Lip reading tale

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

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

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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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!

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

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Lip reading tale

Try lipreading “paddy” and “baddy”

Impossible!

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

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

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

A captioner isn’t just a captioner.

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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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.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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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!

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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Oceania.
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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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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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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

jest

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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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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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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:

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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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?

It is 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:
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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:

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.

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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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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:

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.

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

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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:

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.

……..

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?

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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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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.

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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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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.

……..

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.

……..

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

………..

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

nothing was available to help deaf passengers

ADA? Good guestion!

……….

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!

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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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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!

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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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Top stories about the deaf:

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

……..

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.

………..

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!

……….

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
over the years

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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:

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!

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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:

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.

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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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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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:

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
in England.

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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:

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:

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

The hearing person actually said:
Do come and visit me in Maine

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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:
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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:

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.

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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:

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:

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.

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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!

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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.

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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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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:

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.

……….

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!

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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.

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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:

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!

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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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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.

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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
as catcher.

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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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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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:

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.

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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
won!

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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:

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

……….

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

………

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.

……….

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

…………

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.

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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!

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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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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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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.

……….

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!

……….

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!

……….

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

…………

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?

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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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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.

……….

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.

…………

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 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
groups.

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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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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!

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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:

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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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.

……….

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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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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/bitter-deaf-student-at-college/

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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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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!

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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!

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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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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:
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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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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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:

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
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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.

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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!

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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 – 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:

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

Baez was Blue Bloods’ detective Maria Baez

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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:

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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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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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Top stories about the deaf:

WeGo, in competition with Uber and Lyft, has developed
an app to help deaf passengers hail rides.

……….

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.

………

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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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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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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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.

……….

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.

………

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!

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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:
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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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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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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!

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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:

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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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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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:

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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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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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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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:
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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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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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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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Lip reading tale
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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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
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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Supertalent is a popular TV program in Germany; creating
a sensation on that program is deaf breakdancer Tobias Kramer.
He performed in a recent program.
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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”
……..
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
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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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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
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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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
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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Gallaudet was described in a newspaper story
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.
………
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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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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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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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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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
deaf chat group!
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DeafDigest – 20 September 2020

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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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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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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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A deaf factory employee at Sikorsky Aircraft has
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no interpreter during hearings.
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DeafDigest – 13 September 2020

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A deaf man went out for a long ride on his bicycle
in Oregon. He normally rides for two hours and then
returns home. This time he did not come home within
the two hour span. His panicked family called the
police thinking he was lost. He was never lost
in the first place, just wanting to extend his
ride as he was in the mood for it! This was what
he explained to the police when they found him
hours later.
……….
Melanie Lemaistre, a sign language professor,
told her class that she is deaf but is not
mute. Her comment ended up in a newspaper
story about deaf empowerment.
……….
A new museum – Museum Of Words – will open
for business in Washington, DC next month.
Sign Language part of the museum exhibits?
Yes.
……..
A deaf astronaut? Yes, we have one – in Leland
Melvin. He became deaf because of an astronaut
training accident. Instead of kicking him out,
NASA kept Melvin – and in due time he was
able to fly in space – as the first Deaf
Astronaut! Does he know ASL? No.
………
a joke?
There is a running joke with TV martial
arts action hero Chuck Norris – that
he can hear sign language.
How can he hear sign language if he does not
know, nor use sign language?
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FEAR OF GESTURES, NOT FEAR OF DEAF
    A hearing person has no fear with the deaf;
always writing notes back and forth. Very friendly
with the deaf.
    But that hearing person is scared when a deaf
person uses simple gestures.
    This is strange!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person introduced himself to a deaf person
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
My name is Pray
The hearing person actually said:
My name is Bray
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HIGHWAY AMBER ALERT DISPLAY SIGNS DIFFICULT FOR DEAF
Sometimes we drive on highways and see the “Amber
Alert emergency alert” display signs. They are
asking drivers to call an emergency number if
they know the driver trying to get away.
A hearing driver, seeing the emergency sign,
can use his cell phone, while driving and inform
the police.
The deaf person has to pull over and stop
on the shoulder because driving and texting is
very dangerous!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
In order to help us understand captioning errors that may occur, it is
important to remember that stenocaptioners do not write their punctuation
as you would on a typewriter keyboard.
There are no period, comma, or question mark keys on a steno keyboard.
Captioners use different combinations of letters to make their punctuation
marks.
Many captioners use the letter combination of “RBGS” for a comma.  That
same steno can also be used for the phonetic sound of “rks” or “rx.”
If you were to see the English “gorks,” that could mean that the captioner
wrote the word “go” and the comma in the same stroke.  Again, if you see
“rks” or “rx” and it doesn’t make sense in context, mentally try to
replace that with a comma and see if that makes sense.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Extreme Makeover, that wildly popular TV reality series,
has come to the Deaf Community for the second time.
The first time, it was for a deaf household in Michigan
in 2004. And now this time, for a dormitory at Oregon
School for the Deaf.
It was not a simple procedure – just selecting the school
for the reality TV project. School officials had to make
sure all regulations were in compliance, a much more
difficult task as opposed to sending carpenters to the
scene.
The televised showing date of October 31st is appropriate,
keeping in mind two things – the Halloween Day and the
school’s famous Haunted House!
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Cued Speech has become the issue that is
bringing conflict to the Illinois School
for the Deaf and with the Deaf Community.
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DeafDigest – 06 September 2020

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Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov continues to support
CRISPR genome to edit out deaf genes, wanting all
babies to be born with normal hearing. Critics
are still saying his method is not safe.
……….
The ever so controversial inventor Elon Musk,
himself a futuristic visionary, said that
his newest device – Neuralink could
fix deafness.  Will it?
……….
A comment from a 911 dispatcher:
Before computers, we had to know the country,
know the roads, know how the response system
works. Even with computers today, you still
have to know the county and the roads and the
system.
What was not mentioned was knowing the
households that deaf people live in!
……..
KBS, MBC and SBS, these three major South Korean
TV networks, will be featuring sign language
interpreters during news programs.
………
Boys Town Hospital has a web site advising
people about these hearing aid extenders,
because of many cases of masks accidentally
pulling off these hearing aids without users
realizing it!
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A DEAF FATHER AND A HEARING SON
    When parents are deaf, some children learn signs;
some other children don’t learn signs.
    There are some Codas that wish to learn signs.
Why didn’t they learn signs from their deaf parents?
    Because the deaf parents refuse to teach them signs!
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A deaf person was hunting for an apartment.
The deaf person thought the apartment manager said:
We need please
The apartment manager actually said:
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HEARING AID PROBLEMS
Many hard of hearing people have problems
with their hearing aids because of computers
inside it.
Old fashioned hearing aids were simple
to use.
New hearing aids are different; many people
struggle to set up the computer right way
with these hearing aids!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
In reading through captioning errors, we have seen that because
stenocaptioners write entire words and phrases phonetically, occasionally
there may be issues with homophones, words that sound the same but are
spelled differently.
We have to also be aware that those homophones can sometimes attach to
other words and become compound words that may be a little confusing.
Examples of this would be:
Now, that’s what I call barefoot ball.
Did you seaside views of the X-ray?
It was a hardware resistant coating.
These should be:
Now, that’s what I call Bear football.
Did you see side views of the X-ray?
It was a hard, wear-resistant coating.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Tony Wallace, who departed
us tragically last week.
A NTID/RIT graduate and hard of hearing, he served as a police
officer in Hoonah, Alaska, a town of 800 people 40 miles away
from Juneau.
He and a fellow police officer was shot to death while making
a police call at a residence.
At NTID/RIT, he was an All-American wrestler. And as police
officer he conducted several classes to teach the police
on how to deal with the deaf.
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The New Zealand deaf community is asking that the
human rights commission order TV captions of the
upcoming Rugby World Cup matches, the #1 event
among these sports loving natives. It is akin to
the Super Bowl not being captioned!
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DeafDigest – 30 August 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
The Deaf Rotary Club, of Rochester, NY, has been
selling these see-through masks. It is one of
the few Deaf Community service clubs in USA
(Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, etc). Washington, DC
had a Deaf Lions club years ago but it didn’t
last.
……….
Why do some deaf people prefer sign language
news over captioned news? Advocates said
these captions do not provide accurate
information whereas sign language would.
………
A newspaper in India said that when India
and Pakistan split into separate nations
in 1947, there was a central recordkeeping
office that kept records of private
properties that were owned by families.
The story said the person in charge of
recordkeeping was deaf. His name was
not known.
……..
The White House cited inconvenience
as placing interpreter on the stage
as reason for refusing service for
the deaf.
……..
cancellation, what cancellation?
The Deaf Seniors of America 2021 Pittsburgh
conference is proceeding as planned.
Yes, things will change if the Pandemic
has not stopped next year.
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SOMETHING THAT DEAF PEOPLE HATE THE MOST
What is something that the deaf people hate
the most?
That hearing people stand behind their backs
(elevators, line at fast food restaurant,
movie ticket windows, etc). Hearing people
try to talk to the deaf person without realizing
they are deaf!
Deaf people hate it the most.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person and a deaf person were talking
about past movies and TV programs.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I liked watching stories about Sherlock Holmes
The hearing person actually said:
I liked watching stories about Sherlock Gnomes
note:
Sherlock Gnomes was a past animation, spoofing
the life of Sherlock Holmes
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A FAMOUS DEAF ARTIST FOR NOTHING!
A famous deaf artist is William Agnew. He is from
England and he died in 1914.
He became famous because of his paintings of Queen
Victoria using finger spelling to communicate with
a deaf woman.
Where are the paintings? No one can find these
paintings!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we practice reading through captioning errors, we should a look at a
method that many captioners use to indicate a correction in the
captioning.
Although there may be some discussion about the proper use of en dashes,
em dashes, and hyphens in written English, many realtime captioners use
the technique of a space, two hyphens, and another space to indicate a
change of thought by the speaker or a correction in the captioning.
This can mean that the speaker misspoke, or this can mean that the
captioner realized that he/she misheard something or misstroked something.
Then the captioner will rewrite the intended word or phrase.
Some examples of this would be:
As he walked in Europe, he earned — as he worked in Europe , he earned
more money.
It was on a year or two — it was only a year or two.
He went to get teas burg — Gettysburg.
In these cases, this is what was actually intended to be communicated:
As he worked in Europe, he earned more money.
It was only a year or two.
He went to Gettysburg.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Scary or not scary, these planned low cost CI operations
in China? According to Chinese medical entrepreneurs,
several Chinese firms may be contemplating discount-rate
CI operations at some point in the near future.
Scary? Yes, if we read the newspaper stories of shoddy
industrial workmanship in many factories in the nation.
note:
Do not know what has become of it because the updates
on CI these days come from Australia, not from China
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Starbucks has asked its coffee makers to be
sensitive to the needs of the deaf, especially
when they try to explain how they want their
coffees to be made.
note:
not a problem at deaf-run Starbucks stores,
located in several parts of the world.
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DeafDigest – 23 August 2020

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How did an owner of an interpreting agency
get started?
In a newspaper interview, the owner said:
It was for the fun of it as I thought it
would be so.
note:
if the agency provides great interpreters,
then great! If not, then sigh!
……….
The New York Central Park is getting deaf-friendly
thanks to multimedia digital guide, an app that
includes ASL.
………
The Nebraska legislative body passed LB 965, which
requires state Department of Education to work
together with Nebraska Commission for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing to provide appropriate
services for deaf and hard of hearing
children.
……..
Cochlear Ltd (Australia) lost a patent infringement
lawsuit that was fought in USA. As a result, the
company’s earnings dropped.
……..
A clothing store, called Afaf couture, in Oman
is owned and operated by a deaf woman. She
sells clothing on-line instead of operating
a brick and mortar store.
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PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT SIGN LANGUAGE FAST FOOD PEOPLE
DeafDigest is puzzled. For many years he went
to Starbucks, McDonalds and other fast food
places. From time to time a hearing worker, knowing
sign language, would communicate with him.
No big deal! Yet, more and more newspaper
stories are written about Sign Language workers
at Starbucks, Chick-fil-A use sign language
with deaf customers.
Very amazing or no big deal?
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Lip reading tale
A hearing employee in an office asked a deaf
employee for a favor.
The deaf employee thought the hearing employee asked:
Could you please pick up a cream of paper for me?
The hearing employee actually asked:
Could you please pick up a ream of paper for me?
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WHITE OR BLACK CAPTIONS
    At home, our captions are often black, because it
is easy to read.
    At many bars and restaurants the captions are either
white or yellow. Why?
    Possibly because hearing people, watching TV are bothered
by black captions but not bothered by light color captions.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we think about reading through captioning errors, we should be aware
that stenocaptioners write phonetically on their keyboard. A computer
matches the steno strokes that the captioner writes with words and phrases
that the captioner has previously input into their dictionary. Then the
computer translates the steno into English as best as it can.
Sometimes erroneous and even amusing translations occur when a word or
phrase has not yet been inputted into a captioner’s dictionary. Some
examples of this would be:
He was an amazing gymnast and a crow bat.
She thought she would use fee breeze to get the smell out of the
furniture.
He said, “Rap pun sell, let down your hair.”
These should read:
He was an amazing gymnast and acrobat.
She thought she would use Febreze to get the smell out of the furniture.
He said, “Rapunzel, let down your hair.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf has
purchased Lourdesmont school campus, while at the
same time the state was selling the Scranton school
campus.
The move to the new campus has already began.
note:
The move has been very successful
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Zandisile Khobeni, a deaf man in South Africa,
applied for subsidized housing in 2011. His
application was approved and he was put on
a waiting list. Four years later, he is still
waiting, unaware that a bureaucrat pulled his
name off the waiting list!  Activists are
very angry about it.
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An administrator of an interpreting agency
said that ASL interpreting is a profession,
where as many hearing people thought it is
a hobby or a personal interest.
……….
A deaf woman, that loves pizza, made this
complaint in a newspaper article – that she
patronized a pizza parlor for 35 years,
becoming acquainted with the long-time
owners. Come the new owners, she was treated
badly because of bad communications through
face mask. She will be taking her pizza
patronage at another pizza parlor.
………
The North Dakota capital has been spending
money to upgrade the legislative facilities.
It said money was spent to upgrade sound
systems for the hearing impaired. But nothing
was said about interpreters, captions, digital
displays and flashing signalers!
……..
Lufthansa Technik, a German aircraft manufacturer,
said they will be training two deaf people to
become tool mechanics.
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DEAF MEMBER OF HEARING COLLEGE FRATERNITY
A deaf member of a hearing college fraternity
was given a new-member hazing.
He, and new members of hearing college fraternity
were blindfolded and dumped at a park, a long
distance away from their college campus.
During the car ride to the secret location,
the hearing frat members could communicate with
each other by voice. The deaf Frat member was
stuck – alone, blind and abandoned!
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A deaf person thought an angry hearing man said:
Sip your lip
The angry hearing man actually said:
Zip your lip
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5TH COUSINS DEAF FRIENDS DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT
    Two Gallaudet friends were playing basketball
at the Gallaudet Field House.
    One day one friend was wearing a sweatshirt with a
logo of a small town. The other friend looked at the
logo and was puzzled and asked few questions about it.
    Then after they were chatting with each other, they
realized they were 5th cousins – they compared their
family trees and were shocked they were related!
    Always a surprise with Deaf Family Trees.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
A good thing to keep in mind as we’re reading through captioning errors is
that the final –S and final –T on the steno keyboard are by each other,
and they are both depressed by the little finger of the right hand by the
stenocaptioner. Because it is usually one of the weakest fingers for most
captioners, it accounts for a number of the captioning mistakes that you
may see.
If you see a word that would make more sense with a “t” rather than an “s”
at the end of a word or vice versa, you can mentally replace those
letters.
Some examples of this kind of error would be:
“He is known at the league’s best player.”
“It was hits last strikeout.”
“He threw a pat to the wide receiver.”
These should read:
“He is known as the league’s best player.”
“It was his last strikeout.”
“He threw a pass to the wide receiver.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
If a hearing shoplifter is violently tackled on the ground,
it is not front page news.
But if a deaf shoplifter is violently tackled on the ground,
it becomes international news within few minutes, thanks
to the internet and the video camera. This happened to a
deaf man, accused of shoplifting. He exited a store
in Los Angeles, unaware that the alarm went off and was
violently tackled by the security guard.
This episode has become a hot issue in the Deaf Community,
only because the security people did not know that the
captured person was deaf.
Did he shoplift or not? Computers that trigger the
store alarm may be malfunctioning! Or maybe not.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf has
announced that all interpreter evaluation
tests are being suspended for the time being.
Reason is to make sure criteria and credentialing
are made workable. Good news or bad news?
Probably bad news because we may be stuck
with uncertified interpreters!
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Learning sign language at the expense of learning
English grammar is not the right way to go about
it. An advocate, not from USA, but from India
said that in a newspaper article.
……….
Gallaudet has formed a first-time ever debate
team that will compete against other colleges.
DeafDigest is just concerned about one thing –
interpreting (expressive and receptive) must
be 100 percent perfect during these heated
debates. Just one word, interpreted wrongly,
may blow up Gallaudet’s chances in these
incoming debates.
………
The Willow Domestic Violence Center is joining
forces with Deaf Ignite, an organization in
Rochester, NY to provide better services for
deaf victims of domestic violence.
……..
The highly controversial California law AB 5, which
classifies interpreters as private contractors, is
also placing another group in jeopardy – these
freelance captioners!
……..
Anand Vishwanadha, who is deaf is the Chief
Sustainability Officer with the Chitrak Eco
Ventures in India. His job is to make sure
his company follows the nation’s environmental
laws.
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AN EMPLOYMENT AD WE HATE TO READ
    What is an employment ad we hate to read? DeafDigest
saw an employment ad that said –
I am a hearing human resources director and I know little
sign language
    Little sign language means ABC fingerspelling with
clumsy fingers!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person watched a movie that was
titled – It’s Christmas, Eve
The deaf person thought his hearing friend said:
I saw the movie – It’s Christmas Eve
The hearing person actually said:
I saw the movie – It’s Christmas, Eve
note:
It’s Christmas Eve and It’s Christmas, Eve
may be lipread the same – but It’s Christmas, Eve
is pronounced with a pause at the comma
A hearing person would catch the pause, while
the deaf person may not realize the pause!
Funny? Yes.
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DEAF CRUISE OR HEARING CRUISE
Which is better for a deaf traveler –
Join a Deaf Cruise or a Hearing Cruise?
With a Deaf Cruise, very easy to
communicate with other deaf travelers.
Disadvantage is that you see same old
deaf faces all the time.
With a Hearing Cruise, there are
strangers that have many interesting
stories to share during dinners and
during cruise social events. For
deaf, it is impossible to communicate
without an interpreter! Hearing
people on vacation during cruises
don’t like to write notes.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
If stenocaptioners do not write prefixes and suffixes differently from one
another or from complete words, it can create many word boundary issues.
Since captioners do write phonetically, you will see these types of
errors. As we’re reading through captioning errors, if you can quickly
read through these, it will aid in understanding.
Here are a few examples of problems with prefixes or suffixes:
“They were outhouse hunting.”
“The damage was a broke encounter.”
“The high turn overcame as a result of low salaries.”
“They terminated the bake release.”
These should read:
“They were out house hunting.”
“The damage was a broken counter.”
“The high turnover came as a result of low salaries.”
“They terminated the bakery lease.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
The Newfoundland School for the Deaf has
been closed by the province government.
The government issued a statement that said:
time has come for change
The closing, however, is not sitting too well
with many people in the province. They are
accusing the province officials of misleading
the public as to the reasons for the closing.
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Deaf leaders in Great Britain have accused TV
people of not fully including the deaf when
programs about the disabled are being aired.
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Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer and the Ruderman
Family Foundation both are now pushing for Hollywood to cast
deaf actors in future films. As always, the question remains –
will Hollywood listen? DeafDigest does not want token deaf
actors!
……….
Deaf unemployment rate vs Hearing unemployment rate?
Sadly, the Deaf rate is higher than Hearing rate
according to a national survey.
………
A web site on legal issues said that interpreters,
specializing in legal, financial, or medical
matters must be provided within a reasonably
timely manner. But what it? A matter of waiting
a day or few days or a week? Again, another issue
for attorneys and judges to agree (or disagree)
on it!
……..
A deaf activist in Jamaica was upset that his deaf
friends have made Sign Language acceptance as
national language as a priority over other needs
such as employment, education, social services,
interpreters.
……..
There was a story that YouTube is stopping its
community captions that would have helped the
deaf understand the videos.
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WHOLE FOODS POLICY
Whole Foods supermarket has a great policy.
Their dining area, for people that eat their
buffet meals, has many TV sets.
All of their TV sets are captioned at all
times.
DeafDigest editor learned that it was a
Whole Foods policy.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing realtor was showing a deaf client a house.
The deaf client thought the realtor said:
This is a bigger house
The realtor actually said:
This is a better house
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DEAF JOGGERS AND HEARING JOGGERS
What is the difference between a deaf jogger
and a hearing jogger?
The deaf jogger just goes out of his house
and jogs on the streets. Very simple.
Hearing jogger is different. They worry
about the music and struggle with selection of
music songs on their smartphones while jogging.
Not very simple!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Most people reading this newsletter are probably aware of this, but many
people still do not know that the vast majority of realtime captioning on
television is done by people who are using the skills of a court reporter.
The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is the organization that
represents judicial reporters and broadcast and CART captioners across the
country.
NCRA in-person national conventions have been occurring almost every year
since the first one was held in 1899. However, due to the current
situation with COVID-19, an in-person meeting will not be held this year.
NCRA Connect 2020, the Association’s first-ever virtual conference that
will feature live events, is coming virtually this August 7th through the
9th, offering nearly three days of continuing education, vendor
presentations, and networking opportunities.
Participants will have access to a variety of informative and interesting
educational sessions, a dynamic keynote presentation, and numerous
networking opportunities packed with fun, games, and prizes, and much
more. Members are invited to pull up a chair, a couch, or whatever their
choice of seating may be these days and get ready to enjoy the conference
from the comfort of their homes.
A Literary Lockdown Realtime Contest will be held to showcase the talents
of some of the best steno writers in our business.
The news broadcasts that you regularly watch may be captioned by
captioners attending this event. Some of these captioners may be working
from their home offices between the seminar sessions while they are
attending the conference this week.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Did the Baseball Hall of Fame committee improve the chances
of Dummy Hoy’s induction in the future?
The rules have been changed. There will be three new categories;
Pre-Integration (1871-1946), Golden (1947-1972) and Expansion
(starting in 1973).
There will be a list of candidates in each category, and Hoy’s
category will have 10 candidates every year.
In the past, the Old Timers was one big category with Hoy having
to compete against most recent old timers. Hopefully not any more.
note:
bottom line, 10 years later – Hoy is still not being
elected to the hall
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
University of Toledo will be offering a degree major
in Disability Studies. How much of the deaf and of
the deafness are included in this new major, DeafDigest
does not know.
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DeafDigest – 26 July 2020

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The Tetteh Ocloo State School for the Deaf in
Ghana, once threatened with closing due to
lack of funding, has been granted a reprieve.
Three businesses have pledged funds.
……….
There is fear among some freelance interpreters
that California’s notorious AB5 law will spread
across USA, creating copycat laws that would
treat interpreters as non-essential employees.
………
The New York Times ran a story titled:
I’m a Lip Reader in a Masked World
……..
There have been stories of stores and shops
asking people to remove their masks to
help the deaf read their lips!
……..
Actor Mark Harmon, not deaf, was “praised” for
picking up sign language skills for an acting
role in 1991. The article implied that he will
have an easier use of sign language if his
future roles ask for it. That easy to re-use
rusty sign language skills? Do not know.
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EASY JOB AT HEARING CONVENTION BOOTH
Could a deaf person successfully sell stuff at a
booth at a hearing convention?
One deaf person did. She sold books and put the
price of book on front cover of each book.
There is no communication required. Hearing
people would just pick up the book they want
and pay for it.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person was introducing a friend to
a deaf person
The deaf person though the hearing person said:
This is Bob Zipper
The hearing person actually said:
This is Bob Zimmer
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CODA HATES THIS QUESTION
A Coda told DeafDigest that he hates this question
from his hearing friends.
The question is:
Why are you not deaf if your parents are deaf?
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Because stenocaptioners write phonetically syllable for syllable and there
is no space bar on the steno machine, many captioners believe that the
most difficult type of error to avoid is what is called a word boundary
error. As we read through captioning errors, it may be helpful to spend a
little more time on these because they are common.
Here are some samples of word boundary errors.
“He will adventure capital to his company.”
“The doctorate at his favorite restaurant.”
“He left his wallet behind in Hispanic.”
“They shallower it into the water.”
These should read:
“He will add venture capital to his company.”
“The doctor ate at his favorite restaurant.”
“He left his wallet behind in his panic.”
“They shall lower it into the water.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
The audience at the International Congress on the Education
of the Deaf meeting last week at Vancouver, BC agreed to
the statement, crafted by the conference organizing
committee and the BC Deaf Community.
The statement was to reject the infamous 1880 Milan resolution
that “banned” sign language as mode of instruction in classrooms
all over the world. And to acknowledge, with regret, on how
bad the resolution was, and to ask all nations to respect
all forms of communications.
Apology was not mentioned in the statement. Yet, elated deaf
groups have been using this statement as an apology.
Oh, by the way, the resolution should have never been
made in the first place, years ago in 1880.
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130 deaf campers were rescued when California fires hit their
summer camp
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DeafDigest – 19 July 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
A deaf shoe repairman in Damascus was profiled
in a story, saying he is multi-lingual and
a scholar, plus being fluent in sign language.
……….
There have been no ASL interpreters at Florida
governor Ron DeSantis’ Covid-19 press conferences.
For that reason, he is being slapped with a lawsuit
by the Disability Rights Florida.
………
Kaiser Foundation, of California, has been
slapped with a lawsuit for trying not to honor
insurance coverage by two deaf patients.
……..
The City Hall of Williamsport, PA, lacks
flashing fire signal system, an accusation
made by deaf activists.
……..
At the 16th China International Cartoon & Game Expo
taking place this week in Shanghai, sign language
animations, for the benefit of the deaf, are on exhibit.
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A DEAF EMPLOYEE AND A BLIND BOSS
    This is a true story. A blind man owns an auto
repair shop in Oregon.
    One of his employees is a deaf mechanic. The
blind man can’t drive. The deaf mechanic can’t
hear engine noises.
    They have worked together very well.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person was introducing himself to a deaf person
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I am a hook
The hearing person actually said:
I am a cook
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SAD DEAF-HEARING FAMILY REUNION
    It is common but sad – that hearing and deaf members
of a family have a bad argument about 50 years ago
with insults and accusations, etc.
    Deaf and hearing family members don’t see each other
for 50 years until they meet again in a family reunion.
    What is sad? That many of them (deaf and hearing)
don’t remember what the argument was all about!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we are reading through captioning errors, one of the easier types of
captioning errors to understand is homophones. Since stenocaptioners
primarily write phonetically rather than typing out words letter by
letter, it is fairly easy for them to make this sort of error.
What many people may not think about is how frequently a captioner has to
differentiate between words that sound alike. A captioner may know the
correct spelling of a word but choose the wrong steno outline.
Some examples of this kind of error would be:
“It would seamless interesting to him.”
“He let his car idol for a couple minutes.”
“The seen at the haunted mansion was rather Erie.”
And one where the stenocaptioner really has to maintain his/her focus:
“The reign would seam to be heaven scent.”
These should read as follows:
“It would seem less interesting to him.”
“He let his car idle for a couple minutes.”
“The scene at the haunted mansion was rather eerie.”
“The rain would seem to be heaven sent.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Ashley Fiolek, who is deaf, is the world’s best female
motocross racer. She has won championships in the
past and is hoping to pick up another championship this
season.  Anyway she has been nominated for the
ESPN ESPY Awards in the female category for Best Action
Sports Athlete. She, however, didn’t get it as the honor
went to a snowboarder.
note:
Despite her young age, she stepped away from motocross
racing, giving up her worldwide stature and endorsements.
Do not know why.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The existence of the Metro Deaf School, a charter
school in the Twin Cities area, is threatened.
The state has cut off the funding – as a consequence
of the budgetary squabbles between the governor
and the state legislative body.
note:
the Metro Deaf School is stronger financially
right now, having survived the scary past.
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Chris Dodd, a deaf Canadian person pretty much
involved in the entertainment industry, has
issued a casting call for a deaf actress in
a future Disney Plus TV production.
……….
Charles Thompson Memorial Hall, St. Paul, MN, was
given a write up in a newspaper, profiling it as
the first deaf social club in USA. DeafDigest is
not sure of that statement.
………
What kind of a person was Beethoven at the
time he composed the world’s best music.
He did not like to follow the musical
rules, and this is the reason why his music
was a huge success.
……..
A web site, devoted to legal issues, explained
how Comcast won the job discrimination
lawsuit. Costco listed in 1-2-3 steps their
efforts to accommodate the deaf employee.
Each step was turned down by the deaf person.
This argument swayed the Appeals court though
the vote was split.
……..
Aylin Acikalin, a candidate for city judge
in New Orleans, said:
I would like to increase access for sight and hearing
impaired individuals. For example, the city council
does not currently offer subtitles for their meetings.
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DEAF COMMUNITY’S TWILIGHT ZONE
    The “Twilight Zone” was a popular TV program during
the late fifties and early sixties. And we see reruns
from time to time on cable TV.
    Do we have a Deaf Twilight Zone? No, but there
was a joke about an interpreter involved with the
Deaf Twilight Zone.
    The interpreter, on TV, was located in a small box
in the corner of the TV set. When the program ended,
the interpreter was still stuck in that small box,
unable to escape!
    It is just a joke.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person and a deaf person were discussing
these past Supreme Court nominees.
The deaf person though the hearing person said:
Pork was rejected by the Senate
The hearing person actually said:
Bork was rejected by the Senate
note:
Robert Bork was nominated by President Reagan
in 1987 for the Supreme Court vacancy but
the Senate would not approve it.
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DEAF MAN INTRODUCED TO “ORAL” DEAF WOMAN
    This is a true story. It happened many years ago when
it was not “polite” for the deaf to use sign language
in public.
    A deaf man, using ASL, was introduced to a deaf woman
who seemed to be “oral.”
    The man liked the woman very much, but the deaf woman
“could not sign” and it forced the ASL deaf man to
communicate in an oral way.
    This was going on for about an half hour until the
deaf man realized the deaf woman was skilled with ASL.
    He asked her why was she using oral language while
she could use ASL. She said it was not polite and also
embarrassing to sign in public. He told her to forget
about embarrassment and to sign ASL with him.
    She did – and they fell in love and got married.
They have been happily married for many years with
children.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Although broadcast and CART captioners try to be as accurate as possible,
there are times when they make mistakes.
As we read through captioning errors, we have to always keep in mind that
stenocaptioners are primarily writing words phonetically, and they are not
typing out words letter by letter. As they are writing phonetically,
sometimes they stroke syllables that should be more than one word, but the
computer already knows these sounds as another word, and it translates it
incorrectly.
If a word doesn’t make sense, sometimes we need to mentally take the
syllables of the erroneous word apart in order to make it make sense. Some
of examples of this would be:
“Ben McAdoo is a fungi to be around.”
“The lawyer recommended that they Sudan Jones for damages.”
“We told our realtor we wanted to Seymour houses.”
“After her birdie attempt, on the hole for parquet came up two feet
short.”
These should be:
“Ben McAdoo is a fun guy to be around.”
“The lawyer recommended that they sue Dan Jones for damages.”
“We told our realtor we wanted to see more houses.”
“After her birdie attempt, on the hole for par Kay came up two feet
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
The world’s most famous inventor, Thomas A. Edison,
a deaf man, may be honored with a statue at the
National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, DC.
note:
Yes, there is a statue of Edison, representing the
state of Ohio at the Capitol.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
An old posting from the British Deaf Association
that surfaced on a web site, made this quote:
As long as we have deaf people on earth, we will have signs
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Top stories about the deaf:
Deaf people of China are telling the government
not to ignore their communication needs during
this Pandemic. They said they were ignored earlier
this year and do not want a repeat.
……….
Advocates in upper New York State are urging that
interpreters be considered essential workers,
because of these Covid-19 and face mask issues.
………
DeafDigest worries about the future of deaf
residential schools. The newspaper headline is
the reason:
Minnesota State Academy For The Deaf Ponders Another
Year Of Distance Learning
……..
Indiana School for the Deaf is planning to open for
business this coming school year. This school
issued a new rule – that outside local deaf organizations
no longer could use the school facilities for their
meetings, events and functions. What this means
these local organizations need to look elsewhere.
……..
What do 911 center dispatchers do when getting a
911 call that is not voice. Always assume it may
be a deaf person. This is what one 911 operator
said in a newspaper interview.
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CONGRATULATIONS OR SYMPATHY
A deaf person was promoted to a big and important
supervisory position in a big company.
Congratulations or sympathy? Well, in that company
almost all hearing workers were lazy and did not
want to work hard.
Plus there are six different unions that these
hearing employees are members of.
Not an easy supervisory job for anyone!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing mother was explaining to her deaf son
about the heating system in the house they lived.
The deaf child thought the mother said:
our house is heated by cast
The hearing mother actually said:
our house is heated by gas
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A BIG SCANDAL IN OFFICE
A deaf person worked in an office. He is the only
person that is deaf.
There was a big scandal. The company bookkeeper
showed a $2.60 difference. The boss was angry and
ordered an outside auditor to find out the $2.60
difference. It was solved but the boss had to pay
the auditor $525.00 for this job. Everyone knows
about it.
The deaf person knows nothing because no one told
him about it!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Last time we talked about what may be the easiest types of errors to read
through. This time we will take a look at what may be some of the most
difficult types of errors to read through. Stenocaptioners use what are
called brief forms, which are abbreviations for a word or phrase, in order
to be able to write quickly in steno. Even though captioners try very hard
to be as accurate as possible, sometimes they make mistakes.
If the brief form isn’t in the captioner’s dictionary or if they slightly
misstroke it, captioning errors can occur. Many times these types of
errors occur with proper names or places, so if you’re trying to read
through this type of error, try replacing the erroneous word with an
appropriate name.
A few examples would be:
“They went to Luxembourg and beverage.”
“President Kennedy told crutch to take his missiles and go home.”
“The leaders were a Pittsburgh Pirate and adroit Tiger.”
These should be:
“They went to Luxembourg and Belgium.”
“President Kennedy told Khruschev to take his missiles and go home.”
“The leaders were a Pittsburgh Pirate and a Detroit Tiger.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
The Time Magazine annually comes up with a famous
person making the cover of its annual July 4th
edition. The historical figure dedications has
been going on for nine years, and most of the
past dedications were USA presidents.
This time it was a deaf man – the world’s most
famous inventor – Thomas A, Edison
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230 new laws were passed in Nevada. One of these
laws is deaf-related – expanding the services
for the deaf and hard of hearing
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DeafDigest – 28 June 2020

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This just in –
Jane K. Fernandes, who is deaf, will be stepping down
in 2021 as president of Guilford College (NC) and move
to a faculty position. In 2006, The Gallaudet board of
trustees chose her to become the next president. The
choice was so unpopular on the campus, that it led to
the second student revolt that forced the board to
rescind her appointment and instead, appoint Bob
Davila as the replacement president.
……….
Top stories about the deaf:
Saraswathi Narayanaswamy, not deaf, departed us.
As a mother of a deaf child in Chennai, India,
she established the Balavidyalaya School for Deaf
years back in the late sixties.
……….
Iowa legislators are working on a bill that would
eliminate the wording ‘hearing impaired’ from
the state law books, replacing it with deaf.
………
California has exempted deaf employees from having to
wear face masks at their place of employment.
……..
Starbucks will be opening its first deaf cafe
in Japan.
……..
iOS 14, the latest iPhone operating system,
will come up with a list of alerts to tell
deaf users of sounds and noises behind their
backs.
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TALE OF TWO BIG HOTEL CHAINS
DeafDigest editor and wife traveled to New York
and Massachusetts and stayed at hotels under a big
national chain.
The hotel in Massachusetts showed no captions on
TV sets in the lobby. The hotel in New York showed
captions on all TV sets in the lobby.
Does Massachusetts hotel general manager have
bad attitude or is lazy to turn on captions?
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Lip reading tale
A sister in law is having a new home built. There was
white plastic on the lot.
Her deaf sister-in-law asked what was the plastic for.
The deaf woman thought her hearing sister in law said:
It is fiber barrier
The hearing sister in law actually said:
It is vapor barrier
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WHY DEAF AVOID DEAF?
Why do many deaf people avoid the deaf?
Hard to say because if you ask them they won’t
admit they avoid the deaf.
Possible reasons – refuse to learn ASL; belief
they are better than deaf; parents told them to
avoid deaf; they hear better because of CI or
hearing aid and can chat with hearing; ashamed
of deafness, etc.
Good or bad?
Hard to say.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we are reading through captioning errors, we should be aware that
sometimes the ending of the word is missing or that an additional ending
might be added. These may be the easiest errors to read through. Many
times these are simply a matter of plurals being incorrect.
Here are some samples of this type of error:
“All of the others things were done.”
“The store were open after 9:00 p.m.”
“The order were processed.”
“The bids is submitted.”
These should read as follows:
“All of the other things were done.”
“The stores were open after 9:00 p.m.”
“The orders were processed.”
“The bid is submitted.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Every time there is a G20 conference, there are always
protests, and always with heavy police presence.
Well, at the current G20 conference in Toronto, one
the arrested protesters was a deaf man!
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Margaret Jean Cordano that
departed us. After graduating from Gallaudet she made
hospital administration her career, rising through the
ranks from medical technologist then chief medical technologist
and then as administrative director of the clinical laboratory.
She was the mother of two successful deaf daughters
Mary S. Dall and Bobbi Cordano. Her late husband was
the well known Waldo Cordano, a coaching legend at Wisconsin
School for the Deaf.
note:
Yes, it is the same Bobbi Cordano that serves as
president of Gallaudet University.
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DeafDigest – 21 June 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
How many certified interpreters in South
Africa? Just 11 according to a national
licensing agency!
……….
A police officer was asked what should he do
when he encounters a deaf person during a
traffic stop. He said he would use the
communications card to point at drawings
with the deaf person. Interestingly enough,
the card lacks a drawing of “interpreter
requested.”
………
Xbox Research has been asking deaf volunteers
to help advice on how to best use this
popular device.
……..
An interpreter made this interesting comment:
Sometimes hearing people think deaf people
are too excitable, not realizing they are
using sign language to express themselves!
……..
There will be a ASL Webinar in Texas next
week. Topic?
VRI vs in-person interpreter
Meaning pros and cons of each.
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TV COMMERCIAL NOT DEAF FRIENDLY
There was a TV commercial about a push-button
neck tag for senior citizens.
A senior citizen falls down; no one helps him. He
presses the button and shouts for help. The national
headquarters sends emergency technicians to the home
of that senior citizen.
The TV commercial does not say if deaf senior citizens
can use that push-button neck tag?
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Lip reading tale
A hearing financial planner was advising his
deaf client.
The deaf client thought the financial planner said:
you have over billion dollars in assets
The financial planner actually said:
You have over million dollars in assets
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DEAF AWARENESS WORKSHOPS FOR POLICE OFFICERS
More communities have deaf awareness workshops
for police officers.
This is great – except for one thing. A police
officer may remember the workshop lessons on how
to deal with the deaf person.
But he may not see a deaf person for about 10
years. Suddenly he arrests a deaf person. Will he
remember his deaf awareness lessons from 10
years ago?
DeafDigest editor does not think so. It is
scary.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As we continue speaking about realtime captioning errors and attempting to
read through them, a common stacking mistake is to sometimes see the
phrase “to go” or “to do” when in reality the “go” and “do” should be the
suffixes “ing” and “ed” for the previous word in steno. Some software
programs can now fix these mistakes, but you still will sometimes see
theses errors.
Some examples of this would be:
“I gave the account to go the head of the department.” “We played accord
to go the rules.” “It is estimate to do be five years.” “More people want
to do read the book.”
These should read:
“I gave the accounting to the head of the department.” “We played
according to the rules.” “It is estimated to be five years.” “More people
wanted to read the book.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Who will replace the retiring Nancy Bloch at NAD? It will
be either of the following:
– Shane H. Feldman, currently Chief Operating Officer of NAD
– Charity Reedy Hines, Director of Admissions at Gallaudet University
– Howard Rosenblum, Senior Attorney at Equip for Equality
– Darlene Goncz Zangara, CSD Senior Vice President for National
Centers of Excellence (Human Services).
May the best candidate win!
note:
Howard Rosenblum won the top position and continues
to this day.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
At the United Nations-sponsored event hosted by
the Arab Organization for Disabled people, a
big shocker was lack of interpreters for the
deaf in audience!
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DeafDigest – 14 June 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
A new Netflix series is “Never Have I Ever” and
one of the leading actors is Dino Petrera. He
is deaf.
……….
Ravi Vasavan, who is deaf, is a high ranking designer
with Koto, an Australian-based company that helps
place young people in jobs in the hospitality
field. He was interviewed in a newspaper story.
………
It is not just only the deaf that hate
face masks. In a newspaper story, it said
that hearing people also (equally) hate
the masks.
……..
A Bakersfield, CA TV reporter Tabatha Mills,
not deaf, was honored with an Emmy for her
story on a local deaf owner of a business
that wants to give jobs to the deaf.
……..
A new book is out; it is titled:
Learning To Be Deaf Without Losing Your Hearing
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ANTI-DEAF POLICE OFFICERS FIRED
    There was a crime committed against a group of
deaf people. The police came to investigate
the crime, and did not arrest the hearing
criminals.
    The top court was not too happy about it and
fired these police officers.
    It took place in Pakistan!
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Lip reading tale
On the dining table, the deaf person thought
hearing person said:
I like Spanish
The hearing person actually said:
I like spinach
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DEAF UNEASY WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE
    You are deaf and you go to the same barber,
the same Starbucks, the same bank for a long
time.
    These people know you and respect you as a
customer, no matter that you are deaf.
    But if you go to a different barber, a
different Starbucks and a different bank,
then you feel little nervous.
    These people do not know you and may not
know what to do with you because of your
deafness. This is why you are nervous.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
One of our topics has been strategies and tips to help people read through
realtime captioning errors.
If words don’t make sense in context, one of the most important things you
can do to help to understand the captioning is to see if phonetically you
can make the sentence make sense. Words may not be in the captioner’s
computer dictionary, and so the computer may just be translating it the
way it sounds.
Here are some examples:
“The child had an allergic reaction to a moss key toe bite.”
“He put the trophy on the man tell.”
“They are feeding starving children in Sue Dan.”
The key words in those sentences would be “mosquito,” “mantel,” and
“Sudan.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Famous comedian Joan Rivers made a joke about Helen Keller.
The audience roared with laughter; one person did not laugh.
He shouted at her saying that it was not funny because his
son was deaf.
In the world of comedy, one person’s joke is another
person’s insult.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Are deaf people too expensive for the
government to support them with disability
checks? This is the issue being brought up by
the deaf in Great Britain.
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DeafDigest Blue – June 14, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
A new Netflix series is “Never Have I Ever” and
one of the leading actors is Dino Petrera. He
is deaf.
……….
Ravi Vasavan, who is deaf, is a high ranking designer
with Koto, an Australian-based company that helps
place young people in jobs in the hospitality
field. He was interviewed in a newspaper story.
………
It is not just only the deaf that hate
face masks. In a newspaper story, it said
that hearing people also (equally) hate
the masks.
……..
A Bakersfield, CA TV reporter Tabatha Mills,
not deaf, was honored with an Emmy for her
story on a local deaf owner of a business
that wants to give jobs to the deaf.
……..
A new book is out; it is titled:
Learning To Be Deaf Without Losing Your Hearing
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ANTI-DEAF POLICE OFFICERS FIRED
    There was a crime committed against a group of
deaf people. The police came to investigate
the crime, and did not arrest the hearing
criminals.
    The top court was not too happy about it and
fired these police officers.
    It took place in Pakistan!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Lip reading tale
On the dining table, the deaf person thought
hearing person said:
I like Spanish
The hearing person actually said:
I like spinach
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF UNEASY WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE
    You are deaf and you go to the same barber,
the same Starbucks, the same bank for a long
time.
    These people know you and respect you as a
customer, no matter that you are deaf.
    But if you go to a different barber, a
different Starbucks and a different bank,
then you feel little nervous.
    These people do not know you and may not
know what to do with you because of your
deafness. This is why you are nervous.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
One of our topics has been strategies and tips to help people read through
realtime captioning errors.
If words don’t make sense in context, one of the most important things you
can do to help to understand the captioning is to see if phonetically you
can make the sentence make sense. Words may not be in the captioner’s
computer dictionary, and so the computer may just be translating it the
way it sounds.
Here are some examples:
“The child had an allergic reaction to a moss key toe bite.”
“He put the trophy on the man tell.”
“They are feeding starving children in Sue Dan.”
The key words in those sentences would be “mosquito,” “mantel,” and
“Sudan.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Famous comedian Joan Rivers made a joke about Helen Keller.
The audience roared with laughter; one person did not laugh.
He shouted at her saying that it was not funny because his
son was deaf.
In the world of comedy, one person’s joke is another
person’s insult.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Are deaf people too expensive for the
government to support them with disability
checks? This is the issue being brought up by
the deaf in Great Britain.
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A new Netflix series is “Never Have I Ever” and
one of the leading actors is Dino Petrera. He
is deaf.
……….
Ravi Vasavan, who is deaf, is a high ranking designer
with Koto, an Australian-based company that helps
place young people in jobs in the hospitality
field. He was interviewed in a newspaper story.
………
It is not just only the deaf that hate
face masks. In a newspaper story, it said
that hearing people also (equally) hate
the masks.
……..
A Bakersfield, CA TV reporter Tabatha Mills,
not deaf, was honored with an Emmy for her
story on a local deaf owner of a business
that wants to give jobs to the deaf.
……..
A new book is out; it is titled:
Learning To Be Deaf Without Losing Your Hearing
Is it funny or not funny?
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ANTI-DEAF POLICE OFFICERS FIRED
    There was a crime committed against a group of
deaf people. The police came to investigate
the crime, and did not arrest the hearing
criminals.
    The top court was not too happy about it and
fired these police officers.
    It took place in Pakistan!
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Lip reading tale
On the dining table, the deaf person thought
hearing person said:
I like Spanish
The hearing person actually said:
I like spinach
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DEAF UNEASY WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE
    You are deaf and you go to the same barber,
the same Starbucks, the same bank for a long
time.
    These people know you and respect you as a
customer, no matter that you are deaf.
    But if you go to a different barber, a
different Starbucks and a different bank,
then you feel little nervous.
    These people do not know you and may not
know what to do with you because of your
deafness. This is why you are nervous.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
One of our topics has been strategies and tips to help people read through
realtime captioning errors.
If words don’t make sense in context, one of the most important things you
can do to help to understand the captioning is to see if phonetically you
can make the sentence make sense. Words may not be in the captioner’s
computer dictionary, and so the computer may just be translating it the
way it sounds.
Here are some examples:
“The child had an allergic reaction to a moss key toe bite.”
“He put the trophy on the man tell.”
“They are feeding starving children in Sue Dan.”
The key words in those sentences would be “mosquito,” “mantel,” and
“Sudan.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Famous comedian Joan Rivers made a joke about Helen Keller.
The audience roared with laughter; one person did not laugh.
He shouted at her saying that it was not funny because his
son was deaf.
In the world of comedy, one person’s joke is another
person’s insult.
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Are deaf people too expensive for the
government to support them with disability
checks? This is the issue being brought up by
the deaf in Great Britain.
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DeafDigest – 07 June 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
An audiologist said that even if a person has
moderate deafness, the facemask makes voice
communications difficult, the same as it is
for the profoundly deaf.
……….
How many deaf farmers do we have? Don’t know but
at least in Ohio, there is a deaf family that
are farmers – Matt and Jessica Fry grow crops
and cattle in Bellville, Ohio.
………
The change of educational leaders is taking
place in Louisiana. Ernest Garrett III, who
served as director of Louisiana School for the Deaf,
has moved up to superintendent of the state’s Special
School District (which covers the deaf school and
two other special needs programs on the same
campus). Replacing Garrett as the deaf school
director is Heather Laine.
………
Supreme Court Of India Has No Sign Language Interpreters!
This is what newspapers in India is screaming.
……..
A deaf person wrote in a newspaper story
that because of the mask, she is tired of
trying to “read” the eye movements and the
brow movements!
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DEAF DISCRIMINATING AGAINST DEAF
    Deaf people discriminate against other deaf people?
We are not talking about ASL, oral, hard of hearing
that fight each other.
    We are talking about almost-hearing people that
discriminate against the deaf. Almost-hearing? Yes,
many hearing people have hearing losses (age,
noise, etc).
    Instead of understanding the real
deaf, they discriminate against the deaf!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing brother was talking about Ancestry.com with
his deaf sister.
The deaf sister thought the brother said:
This is Uncle Lied
The hearing brother actually said:
This is Uncle Clyde
note:
while below is not a lipreading tale, do read anyway:
Hearing cousin thought deaf cousin said:
Aqua Show
The deaf cousin actually said (bad speech)
Uncle Joe
Aqua Show was a popular water musical show at
the old World’s Fair Pool stadium in New York
City way back in the 1950’s
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
BROKEN CAPTIONING DEVICE
Some captioning devices break down during a movie
showing.
You complain to the theater manager. He is stuck
because he has no more captioning devices to loan
out to deaf patrons
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
In an earlier comment, I discussed what happened when there was a
technical glitch in the captioning known as a dropped frame. As I said,
what happens many times is that two characters are dropped from the
captioning. This is due to a problem in the transmission or reception and
not because the captioner made a mistake.
I just wanted to repeat that as an aid to people trying to read through
captioning errors. If you see a sentence that does not make sense, try
putting two letters in one of the words and see if you can make it make
sense.
As an example of this, while watching the captioning of “America the
Beautiful,” my husband saw “amber waves of gin.” The captioning had
coincidentally dropped the letters “r” and “a” when it should have been
“amber waves of grain.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Lega del Filo d’Oro, a group in Italy, that fights
for the rights and needs of the deaf-blind, won a
big victory.
The European Parliament, in the past would treat
the deaf-blind as two separate disabilities. Not
any more, because of pressure exerted by the
Italian group, it is now recognized as a disability
on its own.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Deaf people in Vermont, still stung by the closing of
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, are
saying that the state is not doing enough to serve
their needs.
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The Taipei Film Festival, slated to take place
in June, will feature one of the films –
“Silent Forest” which shows deaf students
getting into horseplay while riding on the
school bus.
……….
David Scott, a South African comedian, who operates
under the name The Kiffness expressed his public
respect for the deaf and the interpreters. In the
past the nation was notorious for fake-interpreters
and comedians that showed no respect for interpreters!
………
Sixteen senior citizen residential facilities have been
formally accused by The National Fair Housing Alliance
of discriminating against the deaf. A court case is
possible.
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Sometime soon, the deaf of Armenia will finally
get captions on their TV programs and in movie
theaters. It was announced in a newspaper story.
……..
Said a newspaper headline:
Interpreters the silent screen stars of pandemic pressers
Silent Screen does not mean deaf people are silent.
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NOTHING FOR THE DEF IN AAA TRAVEL BOOK
    The AAA distributes travel books for its
members that want to travel.
    The travel book has a section on travel
advice for the disabled.
    Any advice for deaf travelers in that
travel section?
    Zero!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend passed through another
hearing man and a deaf friend in the hallway
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Tyler
The hearing person actually said:
This is Taylor
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HEARING PEOPLE SELDOM ASK DEAF THIS QUESTION
    A hearing person comes to a deaf person, but
often asks this question:
Can you lipread?
    He never asks – what do you prefer – lipreading
or texting or notewriting or interpreter? It is
always – can you lipread?
    It is very frustrating.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Some people are irritated or bothered by realtime captions covering
graphics or other information that is being displayed on the television
screen. They don’t understand why the captioner doesn’t just move the
captions or adjust them so that the underlying information is visible. I
have heard comments that the captioner must be either too lazy or stupid,
and that’s why they cover the graphics.
What people should realize is that in many markets, especially for local
news, the captioner cannot see the video of what is being presented. The
realtime captioner may be sitting in his/her home office in Montana,
captioning a news broadcast from Florida. They are working off of an audio
feed only.
If the practice of covering graphics bothers you, let the television
station or producers of the show know. Maybe they could hire a local
captioner or one who has access via satellite or cable transmission, or
they could set a policy for where the captioner should place the captions
that doesn’t interfere with their graphics. Don’t blame the individual
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Different parts of brain used for Deaf Grammar?
Yes, according to scientists from Dalhousie
University’s Neuroscience Institute in Nova
Scotia, Canada working together with colleagues
at University of Rochester.
DeafDigest editor remembers a lecture from a
Deaf Education professor from Iowa way back in the
sixties, which basically said the same thing.
So, is it a new story or an old story?
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
A group of deaf Mental Health First Aid instructors
were trained at the University of Missouri-St. Louis,
and they are certificated to of assistance to those in need.
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Top stories about the deaf:

A South African comedian mocked the signing of
an interpreter during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s
speech. The DeafSA, not pleased with the mocking,
has threatened legal action, forcing the comedian
to beg for public forgiveness.

……….

The Congressional Deaf Caucus has asked the White
House to always include terps. Exactly what is
Congressional Deaf Caucus and who is part of it?
Googling it has disclosed Mark Takano and
John Rutherford as co-chairs, and that it was
relaunched in 2019. Does that caucus represent
deaf people that work on the Hill or does it
represent all of the deaf of USA? Do not know!
If there were press releases and published
announcements, then DeafDigest has never seen those.

………

Signing gloves do not help the deaf, said a deaf faculty
member at Seattle Central College. There have been
many versions of Signing Gloves since the first one
came out in the early 1980’s. And all of them failed
badly for one reason – sign language dialects that
the gloves could not recognize.

………

The CIT Group Inc is developing the Jordan Downs Apartments
Project in Los Angeles, reserving 17 units for the deaf and
the disabled.

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We have the Deaflympics for top deaf athletes to compete
against each other. We now have the International Abilympics
(in the cake decoration category) for best deaf bakers
to compete against each other. The next one is taking
place in Russia next year.

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WORST BIG CITY SUBWAY SERVICE
Many big cities all over the world have their
own subway systems.
Deaf people that live in these cities have no
problems on the subways and get off at their
stops.
But one city has very bad subway service
for the deaf. It is London. Ticket sellers are
often rude. And many rides are changed at
last minute with different routes or different
platforms. Hearing can hear it with public
announcements. Deaf can’t and there are not
enough public displays to let them know of
changes.

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Lip reading tale

A hearing person and a deaf person were talking
about old time TV programs.

The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I loved the pork character

The hearing person actually said:
I loved the Mork character

note:
Mork & Mindy was a popular TV program in the
late seventies and early eighties.

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REMEMBERING A DEAF CROOK
We have several deaf crooks that are in jail
for their crimes.
There is one deaf crook that DeafDigest editor
remembers very well.
That deaf person was a chairperson of a big
deaf national softball tournament. His committee
spent a lot of money for the tournament, but
it was a flop. Few people went to the tournament.
Few months later the committee had a party. The
deaf chairperson gave a short speech. Everyone wanted
to know if tournament made money or lost money.
The chairperson would not admit anything. Suddenly
he pointed to the table with delicious food and told
the committee to grab the food. The chairperson
then “disappeared” from the party. Did he steal the
money for himself?
That person is in jail but for something else.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Another question that people often ask me when they see me with the steno
machine is how fast someone can write with “one of those machines.”

Most broadcast captioners and CART captioners start off as court
reporters, and so they have passed the same tests that court reporters
take in court reporting school.

In many states, court reporters must pass a test at 225 words per minute
in order to be certified. In order to achieve the Registered Professional
Reporter certification offered by the National Court Reporters Association
(NCRA), a court reporter or captioner must pass tests at speeds up to 225
words per minute. To obtain the Registered Merit Reporter certification,
one must pass tests at speeds up to 260 words per minute.

At the NCRA annual convention, there is a speed contest where contestants
compete at speeds up to 280 words per minute.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

A hot issue among the deaf in California is
AB 2072, a piece of legislation that would
amend the California Newborn Hearing Screening
Program, banning deaf groups from giving
parents information about ASL, Deaf Community
and Deaf Culture.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Because of declining enrollment, Iowa Western Community College
is terminating its ASL interpreter program. Impact will be
felt in the Deaf Community in the western part of Iowa.

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Top stories about the deaf:
Did Joseph Stalin, the long time past Russian
dictator have a deaf son? Russian historians
said yes – the son was Yakov, from his first
marriage. Sad to say, Stalin didn’t like the
son and pretty much gave him a hard time,
not wanting to raise him.
……….
Census Bureau is seeking part-time job applicants.
What about the deaf?
Yes.
………
An embarrassment for Governor Cuomo?
The federal judge ordered him to provide
interpreters at his daily public updates.
………
A big issue among the British deaf that watch
the sitcom EastEnders is the late deafened
character Ben Mitchell. Will he recover his
hearing or be permanently deaf? So as not to
ruffle the feathers of deaf fans, the sitcom
writers are working closely with the National
Deaf Children’s Society to make sure the
plot is acceptable to the deaf!
……..
Italy’s TIM Foundation has been working with
the national deaf organization to provide
face masks for the deaf on a nationwide basis.
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CHINESE SIGN LANGUAGE VS USA ASL
    In China, there are two different deaf sign
languages.
    One is Chinese Sign Language. The other
one is Shanghai Sign Language.
    Many deaf Chinese people hate Chinese
Sign Language. It is the same as in USA with
100 percent fingerspelling!
    Shanghai Sign Language is different. It is
like our own ASL with these signing gestures
and no fingerspelling!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing history buff was talking about the
1950’s Cold War days with a deaf history
buff.
The deaf person thought hearing person said:
MacArthur was a bad person
The hearing person actually said:
McCarthy was a bad person
Note:
MacArthur was General Douglas MacArthur that
President Harry Truman fired during the
Korean War
McCarthy was Senator Joseph McCarthy, the
most controversial person on Capital Hill
during these early 1950’s days.
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DEAF HOUSE IS IMPORTANT
    For the deaf parents, a Deaf House is very
important.
    They can see what their children are doing
(jumping, running around, banging on tables,
fighting with each other, etc).
    Hearing parents can hear. Deaf parents
can’t hear. This is the reason for the
Deaf House!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Now more than ever, it is important for people to have access to
information concerning their health and safety. For many people,
captioning is the only way they can understand TV shows, videos, and
online content.
As viewers of closed captioning, we are very concerned that these
communications are captioned for accessibility. Different providers have
been in the news lately because of their efforts in providing captioning
on the internet or failing to provide captioning of their material.
What we need to remember is that it is not the just the quantity of
captioning that is important, but it is very important that the quality of
captioning be maintained. Captioning must be accurate in order to provide
meaningful accessibility.
If an organization says that they caption their videos, yet the accuracy
rate is only 80% to 90%, that is not good enough to be considered
accessible. If one or two words out of every ten are wrong, it is
impossible to understand the message being conveyed.
We should educate ourselves on what is considered good captioning, and we
must not accept captioning that does not truly provide access. It is up to
all of us, as viewers of captioning, to provide feedback to the companies
so that they know where their captioning efforts are succeeding and where
they are failing. Inaccurate captions are not providing equal access.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
The video relay funding issue has continued as a hot
topic on deaf-related internet sites all week. What
caused it, the NECA which recommended a lowered funding
rate or the FCC which is to approve (or disapprove)
NECA’s recommendations?
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Two Japanese credit card companies – Sumitomo Mitsui
Card and JCB have agreed to accept video relay
calls from the deaf that want to discuss their
credit card matters. Here in USA, the deaf people
are often hassled in their efforts to contact
credit card companies via relay services.
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Top stories about the deaf:

The provincial government of British Columbia
is planning to close up two preschools for
deaf children. Already the parents are protesting.

……….

Is a jinx going on with some abandoned campuses of
deaf schools? There was a story that the old campus
of the Scranton State School for the Deaf has been
put back on the market. Abandoned campuses such as
Virginia School for the Deaf at Hampton, Northern
New York State School for the Deaf, Nebraska
School for the Deaf, Austine School for the Deaf
and possibly others have had a hard time finding
buyers! Some have continued unsold for years.

………

There is a new buzzword (actually a phrase).
It is “digital ally to the deaf community”
but which means the same as deaf-friendly.

………

A hearing student in Kentucky volunteered
to create see-through masks for the deaf.
As a result, she received over 20,000 requests
for these see-through masks!

……..

A clarification of deafness according to
military recruitment guidelines is this –
hearing loss, “that are considered ‘permanently
disqualifying,’ subject to a medical waiver.”

This means granting a waiver means recruit’s
deafness is not an issue whereas a lack of
waiver means it is a permanently disqualifying.

Confusing and vague? Probably so!

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MOST COMMON COMMENT BY ORAL DEAF
If you bump into an oral deaf, what is
their most common comment?
They almost always say:

I  am deaf but I don’t sign!

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Lip reading tale

A hearing man and a deaf man were talking
about old movies.

The deaf man thought the hearing man said:
I loved the movie – Brooklyn

The hearing man actually said:
I loved the movie – Crooklyn

note:
Crooklyn is a 1994 film directed by Spike Lee;
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A DEAF INVENTOR IN FLORIDA
Dan Didrick, of Florida, is a deaf inventor.
He knows how to build many things as a craftsman.
One day he saw his deaf friend without a
finger and knew he could not sign ASL very
well without full five fingers on both hands.
Didrick invented an artificial finger
for the deaf man and won a US patent for it.

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Captioners and court reporters are continuing to look at ways to improve
their skills as some parts of the country start to reopen.

Because many people still have more free time, they are using that time to
work on stenography at home. Steno writers are practicing and tweaking
their writing to be faster and more accurate.

New words are being entered in steno dictionaries every day. In order to
write faster, stenographers look for ways to write fewer strokes on their
machine.

Before the current pandemic hit, many captioners and court reporters had
the words “corona” and “virus” in their dictionaries as two separate
words. Examples of how those might be written would be three strokes for
KOR/OEPB/A and two strokes for SRAOEU/RUS. That would take five total
strokes to write both words.

Now, stenographers are thinking up new ways to write “coronavirus” in one
stroke on their steno machines. Some examples would include KROFRS or

KROIF or KAOEURS.

Steno writers are adding other words to their dictionary and trying to
think of short ways to write them. Some of those include COVID-19, CDC,
quarantine, pandemic, epidemic, hand sanitizer, ventilator, and N95.

Normally, these words would take a stroke for each syllable, but
one-stroke brief forms are being shared.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Bob Wood, Dallas, Texas
who departed us.

Bob may not necessarily be well known nationally, but he
was very much well known in the Dallas area. Said
an acquaintance:

Bob was what’s left of the older generation of deaf club leaders,
with the Dallas Association of the Deaf. He was the club
mainstay, a typical bonafide deaf club leader who was the
kindred one. Unlike most old deaf clubs that ceased to
exist, the Dallas club was kept alive because of his
presence and influence.

Deaf Culture on the local level is just as important as
the national level, and Dallas has continued to thrive
because of Bob’s efforts.

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Many deaf people in Wales said they are forced to
hide their deafness while applying for jobs
on-line. They said they won’t be hired if the
employers knew of their deafness.

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At the Moscow International Short Film Festival,
one of the competing films is Akam, a horror
story involving a deaf boy.
……….
What is sign language communications? An educator
at University of Victoria (Canada) said it is
from one visually orientated person to another
visually orientated person. DeafDigest is not
sure about that because voice interpreters are
not deaf. Another debate good for another time!
………
Interpreters that can translate from English language
but not from Irish language? Interpreter Amanda Coogan,
that lives in Northern Ireland, said she can
interpret English but not Irish. This was what she
admitted in a newspaper interview.
………
The National Zoo in Washington, DC has two new
Bison, and offered Gallaudet University an opportunity
to name one of them. The Bison is the Gallaudet
mascot, hence the opportunity.
……..
A Deaf Theater advocate said the stage captions
must be of top quality, as opposed to shoddy
captions provided by public domain providers!
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100 MILES PER HOUR FINGERPSPELLING
A restaurant waitress had a deaf couple at
her table.
She bragged of knowing sign language. What
did she do?
She fingerspelled something at about 100 miles
per hour! It was too fast that the deaf person
just nodded his head and ignored her.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing person introduced himself to a deaf person.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
I am from Annapolis
The hearing person actually said:
I am from Indianapolis
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TEXT 911 VS VOICE 911
During an emergency, which is best – Text 911
or Voice 911?
Voice 911 is best, but deaf people cannot use
it.
An advocate said if a hearing person is available,
then do use him to make that Voice 911 call.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As more and more online opportunities become available because people are
working and learning from home, accessibility is important to focus on.
New technologies are emerging, and organizations are providing resources
and information to their communities. People are looking at ways to
caption and interface with videoconferencing software to make it
available.
Captioners are trying to figure out how they can caption to YouTube,
Facebook Live, Zoom, Webex, and other platforms.
If you need something to be captioned in order to participate, please make
sure to let the people planning the meeting or event know of your need.
Much of this is new to everyone involved, and we’re all learning.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
What happens when a host organization invites a
distinguished individual to a big event only to
realize the person’s deafness? Should the
invitation be withdrawn?
It happened to Susan Elliott, the deaf educator who
was the Colorado’s 2009 Teacher of the Year.
The Singapore Ministry of Education invited her
to its Teachers’ Conference only to back out upon
learning of her deafness.
After much uproar, the withdrawn invitation became
a re-invite.
Sigh !
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dr. Marcus
Delk that departed us. He worked on deaf-related
research projects on behalf of NYU and then
with the National Association of the Deaf
(Deaf Community Analysts) during the early
eighties. The book – The Deaf Population of the
United States was his biggest accomplishment.
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Top stories about the deaf:
Sarah Petherbridge, who is deaf, was profiled as a
Ernst & Young tax specialist, advising clients
on their tax moves. She depends on communication
devices to work with the clients.
……….
A consultant gave this advice to police officers
to learn all these basic signs when stopping a
deaf person, while at the same time, waiting
for an interpreter to arrive.
………
A deaf attorney, that worked for the Linklaters,
a British law firm that is one of the world’s
elite firms, said in a web posting that
USA could have won the Vietnam War if these
best attorneys were involved in negotiations.
Is he correct? Do not know.
………
South Korea has required movie theaters to show
captions and sign language videos on the screen
to explain to the deaf in the audience on what to do
in case of emergencies (ie fire disasters)
……..
The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has been
ordered by the national court to make their
broadcast programs accessible to the deaf
(captions and sign language).
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HAND GESTURES VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL DEAF
    There are some oral deaf that do not understand
simple gestures.
    There was a report from University of Chicago
that said hand gestures help oral children learn
better English.
    Is Hand Gestures same as Sign Language?
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend was chatting with a deaf friend.
A third person passed through them in the hallway.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Joe Plum
The hearing person actually said:
This is Joe Blum
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A printer in a computer room needed a new toner.
A hearing woman, with no real experience, struggled
with the toner.
A deaf man saw it all and knew how to put in a
new toner, but he kept quiet and stayed back.
Reason is that if he butts in and tries to help
the hearing woman, she may scream “assault and
battery” because she does not know how to communicate
with the deaf.
As a result, the woman messed up and ruined the
new toner!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As realtime captioners and court reporters are spending more time working
from home, we are finding more need for backup systems to be in place.
Even if we may be prepared for power outages, it also seems that internet
outages are becoming more commonplace. What if our captioning or court
reporting assignment requires use of the internet and our home internet
service has been interrupted?
In addition to our home internet service, having a jetpack from our cell
phone provider might be a backup method for most captioning or court
reporting assignments. Also, in an emergency, using our cell phone as a
hotspot might also be an alternative.
The more backups we have available, the more we can be assured that our
consumers and clients will be able to have uninterrupted service.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jerome Schein
who departed us. He had been ill for quite some time.
Young deaf national leaders may not know who he was.
During the sixties and seventies, he was NAD CEO Frederick
Schreiber’s confidant, advisor and mentor, all behind the
scenes. NAD grew by leaps and bounds during this era
because of Fred’s ideas and astute business moves. It
was Schein whom Fred ran to for feedback and for fine-
tuning.
When Fred passed away in 1979, Schein moved on to other
endeavors and became well respected in his own right
as educator and scholar of programs for the deaf in
USA and Canada.
It was at Gallaudet during the fifties that Schein got his
introduction to the deaf world. The Deaf Community has
become stronger because of his wisdom, influence and
counsel !
Thank you, Jerome.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Audree Norton
that departed us. She was our #1 deaf actress, many
years before Marlee Matlin came on board. She appeared
on TV sitcoms, TV commercials and was one of the founding
members of the National Theater of the Deaf.
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The Market Research Intellect, a marketing
industry newsletter, said that Sign Language
apps is a booming industry because of
Covid-19.
……….
For deaf fans of these Bruce Lee martial arts
fighting movies, there is a new set that can
be ordered – and all of them are subtitled.
In the past, the sets were not subtitled.
………
Many newspapers are saying that interpreters
steal the show. This is wrong. Interpreters
serve the deaf and this is what newspaper
reporters do not realize.
………
Does a cochlear implant help a person that
is tone-deaf (inability to hear in the high
frequency range? In a newspaper interview
with a tone-deaf person, the response is no.
……..
Kingston University’s pharmaceuticals
instructors in Great Britain have been
praised for adjusting their teaching
plans to meet the needs of deaf students.
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WORST DEAF-HEARING COMMUNICATIONS
What is worst Deaf-Hearing Communications?
It is a deaf man with terrible handwriting.
And also a hearing man with terrible
handwriting!
It has happened to DeafDigest editor several
times in the past.
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It was raining hard outside.
The deaf child thought the hearing mother said:
It is boring outside
The hearing mother actually said:
It is pouring outside
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A LUCKY DEAF ECONOMIST
    We have had a few deaf graduates from colleges
with degrees in Economics. Finding a job in the
field of Economics is very difficult.
    A deaf man worked for a big corporation. His
college degree was not in economics – but his
supervisors noticed he loved to read newspapers
and magazines and books about economics.
    One day the corporation needed an economist.
Instead of advertising in newspapers, they just
promoted the deaf man to a job in Economics.
    He was lucky. He worked at the corporation
for many years until he retired.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As most of America continues to shelter in place, captioners and court
reporters continue to find ways to improve their skills and knowledge so
that they can offer new and better services to their consumers and
clients.
Numerous webinars, seminars, and online meetings are taking place to learn
about different ways to serve people. The National Court Reporters
Association and many other organizations are stepping up and presenting
learning opportunities for their members. These include Stenopalooza,
StenoFest, and many others.
Many different platforms are being looked at to find the best solutions
for online meetings, virtual classrooms, and presentations to be
accessible. Ways are being investigated to conduct safe and secure court
and deposition proceedings over the internet.
As I have heard many times over the past few weeks, “We’re all in this
together.”
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
John Ball, not deaf, pushed hard for closed captions
while serving as NCI’s first president during the
early eighties. He also made it a point to maintain
close professional relationships with deaf community
leaders, and which was why NCI was held in very
high esteem at that time.
note:
times have changed; NCI is not the only player
in the closed captioning market. Competition is
everywhere.
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The Marshall University speech and debate team gave
a presentation. One of the topics is – Bridging the Gap:
Ending Police Discrimination Against the Deaf Community
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Top stories about the deaf:
Because of the pandemic, the convention hosted
Hearing Loss Association of America has
been cancelled. It was to take place in June.
Canada was mentioned in a newspaper story
as “failing” its deaf artists, citing
Dawn Birley, deaf actress, originally
born in Canada as an example. She has
lived in Finland for the past 20 years,
a great place, she says, to perform
her acting skills.
Jane Norman, long time deaf actress,
entertainer and advocate of art,
has departed us. Her last position
in her long career was as faculty
member in the Gallaudet Department of Art,
Communication, and Theatre and director
emerita of the National Deaf Life Museum.
A Justice Department spokesperson said
deaf people deserve their Civil Rights
in midst of this pandemic.
Apps great for the deaf during social
isolation? No, said an advocate –
when apps go off-line, the social
isolation continues!
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TOO MUCH ME-DEAF ATTITUDE
Nina Poetsch, who is deaf, did not succeed
in the “Survivor” TV program.
Her big problem was – me, deaf, please
respect me deaf.
This turned off hearing people on the
program, even though people watching the
program loved her.
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Lip reading tale
A deaf neighbor and a hearing neighbor were
standing near the bay.
The deaf neighbor thought the hearing neighbor said:
this is a beautiful bag
The hearing neighbor actually said:
this is a beautiful bay
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BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT OTHER DEAF PEOPLE
Many deaf people have so many deaf cousins that
they can’t remember which cousin is with which
mother and father, etc.
A deaf friend was saying bad things about
another deaf person. His friend told him that
this deaf person is his very distant cousin,
but could not remember if it was 4th or 5th or
6th cousin, etc!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As the world continues to shelter in place and stay at home, I would like
to give a shout-out to the realtime captioners who continue to bring the
important information into the homes of people who rely on their
captioning.
When the bad news gets too much for many of us to bear, we can just turn
it off. However, the captioners who are captioning the news channels must
keep listening and conveying that information.
Not too long ago, there was a variety of news stories that the captioners
were captioning. Even though there was a lot of bad news, at least there
would be a change of topic for the captioners to focus on.
As almost every story now revolves around COVID-19 and the coronavirus, I
wish our captioners well, just as I do our medical personnel and first
responders. May they remain physically and mentally strong. Thank you all
for what you’re doing.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
The Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Department of
Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Austin, Texas, has received
information indicating that an on-line scam, using the name of the
Texas Commission for the Deaf could be a threat to the deaf community
in Texas and nationally. As reported, a person was informed by email
of winning “Hot Ball:15” in an alleged Texas Lottery Commission lottery
game and would receive a cash prize of $250,000. The hitch is that
the “winner” must send in a check for $450 to receive a check for the
cash prize.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Very difficult for six of our video relay providers
to agree on something, but they all did – as far as
fighting the FCC rates is concerned. They have
asked the FCC to hold on the rates. Will FCC hold
these rates?
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DeafDigest – 06 April 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
Deaf advocates of Nigeria are saying that deaf people
do not understand public announcements on how to use
safety tips during this pandemic.
There was a story in a New Jersey newspaper
about funding issues with the Mountain Lakes High School
which houses a regional school for the deaf. Something
to do with improperly classifying the funds that
would go to the school from various school
districts in the school’s location.
The deaf of New Zealand are upset that some hearing
people, having never seen an interpreter in action
on the stage, would mock them! This took place
during Covid-19 announcements.
In Canada, the TV program – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
is popular. One new episode involved the deaf in a
“deaf dorm” on the campus of a hearing college.
Don’t know if the deaf dorm is a reference to one
of deaf post-secondary programs in USA or is just
a fictional one!
MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL, is closing
up for good. This college had a well respected
Deaf Education program which produced teachers
and educators for the deaf over the years.
Some deaf school superintendents have graduated
from MacMurray.
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DOG LEASH VIBRATIONS
    What is a Dog Leash Vibration? A deaf person’s
dog would howl when he hears sirens from fire truck
or police car.
    The howl causes the dog leash to vibrate! This
tells the deaf person that the dog howls for a
reason!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing foodie was talking about desserts with
a deaf foodie
The deaf foodie thought the hearing foodie said:
I love claire
The hearing foodie actually said:
I love eclair
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A BAD DIET BET MISUNDERSTANDING
    At a hearing college many years ago a deaf student
was very fat.
    His hearing friends begged him to go on diet and to
watch what he eats. He refused.
    They made a bet with him, a lot of money, that he
has to lose weight to win the bet.
    The hearing students told him he must lose 50
pounds. The deaf student, lipread the words and
thought it was 15 pounds.
    There was almost a big fight because the
deaf student refused to pay off the bet over
a misunderstood word!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, a national emergency was declared on
March 13, 2020. The FCC has rules about televised emergency information
being accessible.
How do we know what needs to be captioned or made accessible in some other
way?
The FCC website has a page that is devoted to Accessibility to Emergency
Information on Television. It says that emergency information is intended
to help protect life, health, safety, or property. One example of this
information is related to community situations such as pandemics.
To provide access for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, emergency
information provided in the audio portion of programming must be provided
either using closed captioning or other methods of visual presentation,
such as open captioning, crawls, or scrolls that appear on the screen.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates John Forsythe who departed us.
Yes, Forsythe was not deaf – but in the early
days of closed captioning in the eighties, not too
many TV programs were captioned. Dynasty became
our most popular captioned program. Deaf
organizations knew better not to schedule
meetings on the evenings this program was aired!
John was probably the first hearing actor that
deaf people hated – because of his
wicked and scheming ways in these Dynasty
episodes.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
It never changes in South Africa. Two years ago deaf people
were angry about a fake interpreter. And now this – many
deaf people attended a disability summit only to have an
interpreter not show up. As a result, the event was
cancelled rather than to face the ire of the Deaf and the
Disabled Community.
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DeafDigest – 30 March 2020

DeafDigest Blue – March 29, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
Adam Kamani, who is deaf, was written up in
a Manchester (Great Britain) newspaper
as a real estate tycoon, owning his
investment fund company, a  property
development company and general merchandise
sales web site.
The most difficult language to lipread is
the languages of India. This is what one
story on lipreading said.
A key procedure towards full web accessibility
for the deaf is User experience. It was said
that understanding the design needs of the deaf
(captions) is a major part of User experience.
Interpreters are badly needed during this pandemic,
especially in California. Yet California’s notorious
AB5 law dealing with independent contrctors, has
sown confusion among interpreters and the deaf
community that needs them.
Hearing Astronauts becoming Deaf Martians?
Is this a joke? Not according to researchers
from the Medical University of South Carolina.
They are saying it could happen once the
astronauts touch down on Mars.
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ONE REASON WHY SOME DEAF PEOPLE HAVE CI
    Some deaf people accept CI for different reasons.
Some may be late-deafened and a CI will help them
follow voices and sounds. Some just want to follow
noises – such as police siren, hearing people yelling
at them, a firecracker explosion, etc.
    But there is another reason why some deaf people
want CI. They suffer from tinnitus. And for some
of them CI helps kill off tinnitus.
    Always kill off? Yes, in some cases – and no, in
other cases.
    Those that accept CI to kill off tinnitus and when
it doesn’t, are very disappointed.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing fan was talking about football
with a deaf fan – about the NFL football
strike in the 1987 season.
The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
Ed Rubber was a good quarterback during the strike
The hearing fan actually said:
Ed Rubbert was a good quarterback during the strike
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
APPLE HATES GOOGLE; NAD HATES CBS !
    Apple and Google both compete against each other
and they both hate each other.
    But there were some important issues that Apple
and Google had to discuss. As a result, the CEOs of
Apple and Google met at a coffee cafe for a meeting.
They met at coffee cafe which is a neutral location
since Apple CEO won’t go to Google office, and the
Google CEO won’t go to the Apple office.
    Did it happen to the deaf, in the past? Yes,
in 1980, CBS refused to close caption their programs
for the deaf. The deaf from all over USA had
protest rallies in front of CBS offices in big
cities.
    The CBS vice president wanted NAD CEO to come
to his office in Washington, DC to discuss it.
The NAD CEO refused to come to CBS office; the
CBS vice president refused to come down to the
street to meet with NAD CEO.
    As a result, the protest embarrassed CBS.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Now more than ever, it is important that people have access to emergency
information. If you see no captioning or poor captioning, please report it
and let people know about it so that something can be done.
The FCC Disability Rights Office addresses disability-related matters,
including access to telecommunications services and equipment; hearing aid
compatibility; access to advanced communications services and equipment;
access to Internet browsers built into mobile phones; telecommunications
relay services; the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program;
accessible video programming and video programming apparatus (access to
televised emergency information, closed captioning on television and
television programs on the Internet, video description, and accessible
user interfaces, text menus, and program guides).
If you have specific complaints about accessibility, contact the FCC
Disability Rights Office (DRO) at (202) 418-2518, (844) 432-2275 (ASL
video support direct line), or via email.
Complaints can also be filed online
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Chris Artinian, the Morton Steak House CEO,
is a Coda with a deaf son.
note:
Times have changed and he is no longer
associated with the national steak chain.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
In Vermont, there is a bill that proposes to
form a task force of deaf leaders to deal
with the educational needs of the deaf – because
of the closing of the Austine School for
the Deaf.
note:
what has become of that bill? DeafDigest editor
does not know.
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DeafDigest – 30 March 2020

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/church-services-for-deaf/

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-meeting-during-national-protest/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Adam Kamani, who is deaf, was written up in
a Manchester (Great Britain) newspaper
as a real estate tycoon, owning his
investment fund company, a  property
development company and general merchandise
sales web site.

The most difficult language to lipread is
the languages of India. This is what one
story on lipreading said.

A key procedure towards full web accessibility
for the deaf is User experience. It was said
that understanding the design needs of the deaf
(captions) is a major part of User experience.

Interpreters are badly needed during this pandemic,
especially in California. Yet California’s notorious
AB5 law dealing with independent contrctors, has
sown confusion among interpreters and the deaf
community that needs them.

Hearing Astronauts becoming Deaf Martians?
Is this a joke? Not according to researchers
from the Medical University of South Carolina.
They are saying it could happen once the
astronauts touch down on Mars.

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ONE REASON WHY SOME DEAF PEOPLE HAVE CI
Some deaf people accept CI for different reasons.
Some may be late-deafened and a CI will help them
follow voices and sounds. Some just want to follow
noises – such as police siren, hearing people yelling
at them, a firecracker explosion, etc.
But there is another reason why some deaf people
want CI. They suffer from tinnitus. And for some
of them CI helps kill off tinnitus.
Always kill off? Yes, in some cases – and no, in
other cases.
Those that accept CI to kill off tinnitus and when
it doesn’t, are very disappointed.

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

A hearing fan was talking about football
with a deaf fan – about the NFL football
strike in the 1987 season.

The deaf fan thought the hearing fan said:
Ed Rubber was a good quarterback during the strike

The hearing fan actually said:
Ed Rubbert was a good quarterback during the strike

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

APPLE HATES GOOGLE; NAD HATES CBS !
Apple and Google both compete against each other
and they both hate each other.
But there were some important issues that Apple
and Google had to discuss. As a result, the CEOs of
Apple and Google met at a coffee cafe for a meeting.
They met at coffee cafe which is a neutral location
since Apple CEO won’t go to Google office, and the
Google CEO won’t go to the Apple office.
Did it happen to the deaf, in the past? Yes,
in 1980, CBS refused to close caption their programs
for the deaf. The deaf from all over USA had
protest rallies in front of CBS offices in big
cities.
The CBS vice president wanted NAD CEO to come
to his office in Washington, DC to discuss it.
The NAD CEO refused to come to CBS office; the
CBS vice president refused to come down to the
street to meet with NAD CEO.
As a result, the protest embarrassed CBS.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/no-meeting-during-national-protest/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Now more than ever, it is important that people have access to emergency
information. If you see no captioning or poor captioning, please report it
and let people know about it so that something can be done.

The FCC Disability Rights Office addresses disability-related matters,
including access to telecommunications services and equipment; hearing aid
compatibility; access to advanced communications services and equipment;
access to Internet browsers built into mobile phones; telecommunications
relay services; the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program;
accessible video programming and video programming apparatus (access to
televised emergency information, closed captioning on television and
television programs on the Internet, video description, and accessible
user interfaces, text menus, and program guides).

If you have specific complaints about accessibility, contact the FCC
Disability Rights Office (DRO) at (202) 418-2518, (844) 432-2275 (ASL
video support direct line), or via email.

Complaints can also be filed online
https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us/articles/204231424-Accessibility-Complaint-Filing-Categories

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Chris Artinian, the Morton Steak House CEO,
is a Coda with a deaf son.

note:
Times have changed and he is no longer
associated with the national steak chain.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

In Vermont, there is a bill that proposes to
form a task force of deaf leaders to deal
with the educational needs of the deaf – because
of the closing of the Austine School for
the Deaf.

note:
what has become of that bill? DeafDigest editor
does not know.

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DeafDigest – 22 March 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
The Time Magazine ran a full length story
that was titled – How Deaf Advocates Won the
Battle for Closed Captioning and Changed the
Way Americans Watch TV
Canadian deaf advocates are saying that TV
news does not do enough to update the deaf
on Coronavirus issues.
It was learned, in a newspaper story, that
the captions we watch on TV and on the media,
come from Language Metadata Table. Something
to do with conversion of languages into
codes – which in our case, is the captions
codes.
In Toronto, a deaf owner of a condo unit
does not have to pay for the installation
of a flashing fire alarm unit. The
Human Rights Code said the condo corporation
has to pay for it.
Asiah Mason is the new CEO of the Mill Neck Manor
School for the Deaf in New York.
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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 classes!
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Lip reading tale
A deaf woman thought her sister-in-law said:
my nephew sold his truck
She actually said:
my nephew totaled his truck (in an accident)
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
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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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As a nation, we are going through new and uncharted territory. The
coronavirus is changing the way America lives. More and more people are
trying to work from home.
Some people may not realize that most realtime broadcast captioning and
remote CART services are already being provided from captioners’ homes. In
the early days of captioning, captioners worked from the offices of the
large captioning companies, but more and more captioners have begun
working from their homes over the last 25 years. Captioners need home
offices with the proper equipment and backup systems in place to assure
reliable coverage.
Probably the most important element in a captioner’s home office is
electrical power. Depending on where a captioner lives and what sort of
backup is in place with other captioners to cover assignments, a captioner
may need an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in case of a power failure.
This will keep the captioner’s equipment running for 15 to 30 minutes,
which should be enough time to notify another captioner to take over the
assignment.
If a captioner does not have another captioner who could quickly take over
in an emergency, he or she will need to keep captioning for a longer time
in the event of a power outage. Then a generator might be necessary.
Now more than ever, it’s important for captioners to stay on the air to
bring important information to people who are relying on their captioning.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
The Frat (National Fraternal Society of the Deaf) is
now going through a final dissolution.
Note:
it was the nation’s most powerful deaf organization
with million dollars in assets. Times have changed.
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A landlord in New Orleans has been fined $75,000
for repeatedly hanging up on deaf people that
wanted to rent his apartments. He also has
promised to attend training sessions and to
allow the deaf to rent his apartments.
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A deaf woman in Somerville, NJ was not provided
with an interpreter upon her arrest. She filed
a lawsuit which led to the town police department
and the Somerset County Jail to provide interpreters
when needed.
Central Washington University will be establishing
a new bachelor of science degree program in
deaf and sign language studies.
New Zealand’s Green Party pushed into law, considered
landmark, to give deaf political candidates equal access
while campaigning against non-deaf candidates.
Vicky van Ginneken, who is deaf, was hired as an intern
with a tomato growing factory in Belgium. At the end of
her internship, she proved to be the best grower as
compared to other interns. As a result, Tomeco quickly
hired her for a full time growing job.
Roy Miller, one of the founders of the Association of
Late-Deafened Adults, and past director of Missouri
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, has
departed us. Before becoming late-deafened he
was a long time university professor.
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DOUBLE LAUGH BY HEARING PEOPLE
    What is Double Laugh by Hearing People? Happens
too often.
    A hearing person would tell a joke. The hearing
people will laugh at it, and then look at the
deaf person to see if he laughs.
    If the deaf person does not laugh, then the
hearing people laugh again (at the deaf person,
not at the hearing story teller)!
    This is embarrassing and uncomfortable.
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The deaf employee of I/T department thought hearing boss said:
Please make up this drive
The hearing boss actually said:
Please back up this drive
Note:
a dangerous request? Make up may mean re-do the drive
to make it new
Back up is to copy everything on the current drive
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A PERFECT JOB FOR THE DEAF
    For us, the deaf, many jobs are not
perfect. These jobs require communications
with hearing people. We try to communicate
with hearing people by written notes, by
gestures, by lipreading, etc.
    But there is a perfect job, and it
requires a lot of sign language skills!
    It is Scuba Diving classes. Scuba
divers, while under water, communicate
by sign language.
    A deaf man in England has been employed
as a Scuba trainer, using underwater
sign language, to train his hearing students.
    For him, it is a perfect job.
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The events of the past week have turned the world upside down. People are
scrambling everywhere to make adjustments in their daily lives to survive
as their future becomes more uncertain.
Captioners across the country have been adding new terminology to their
dictionaries in response to the pandemic affecting the United States.
Stenocaptioners are searching for new ways to write words like
coronavirus, COVID-19, and Wuhan, China.
Because most captioners are independent contractors, many are looking at
losing their income. As college and professional sporting events have been
canceled, captioners who specialize in sports captioning have had their
hours disappear.
Onsite CART captioners have taken a huge hit. Those who caption large
conferences and events have found their assignments eliminated. Those who
work in classrooms are investigating ways to possibly switch to remote
captioning for those schools that have gone to online classes rather than
canceling them altogether.
As the U.S. struggles to find its way through this crisis, captioners are
working to bring news and important information to the deaf and
hard-of-hearing community. We’re in this together.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Famous novelist Danielle Steele, not deaf, received
email from a deaf friend. That deaf friend is Marlee
Matlin.  Anyway Marlee asked her if she had thought
of deaf characters in her future novels. Danielle
was speechless upon getting that email!
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The apprentices and interns working with the
British House of Commons Service (sort of the
old Congressional Pages) have been introduced
to Deaf Culture and Deaf Awareness in a workshop.
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DeafDigest – 08 March 2020

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A task force will be established to study
the future of Indiana School for the Deaf.
The school will not close up but faces an
uncertain future – to remain as is on the
campus with extensive renovations or to move
to a new location.
A deaf postal delivery person was honored in
Waltham, MA for rescuing a hearing senior
citizen who was in medical distress.
Prisons censor much of printed material
that prisoners want to read. In some prisons
sign language books are censored! Possibly
the wardens were afraid that ASL could become
secret communications among some inmates!
An advocate wrote in an article that deaf people
are never quiet as they use sign language,
and that itself is not “quiet”
An article said that CART is the best way to
help the deaf in the college classroom;
interpreting was not brought up in that article.
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AN APPLAUSE THAT A DEAF SPEAKER HATES
    What is an applause from the hearing people that the
deaf speaker, with interpreter, hates?
    It is when a deaf speaker gives a wonderful speech
about something. The hearing people stand up and give
a very loud applause after that speech.
    One thing was wrong. The applause was for the
interpreter, not for the deaf speaker!
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A French-speaking hearing man was chatting
with a deaf man, using English.
The deaf man thought the hearing man said
This is foe
The hearing man actually said
This is faux
note:
In French, faux means false and unfortunately
foe and faux are pronounced the same!
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NEVER VISITING GALLAUDET OR NTID
    We know that many people that live in New York City
have never visited the Statue of Liberty. Or people
that live in Paris, France have never visited the
Eiffel Tower, etc, etc.
    What the deaf? There are many deaf people
that live in the Washington, DC area and have never
visited Gallaudet. Also, many deaf people in the
Rochester area that have never visited the RIT campus.
    Are these deaf people bored with their own
towns?
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
When some people see a steno machine up close for the first time, they are
often amazed that there are so few keys. They cannot understand how a
stenocaptioner or court reporter can write all of the words they write.
Because there are only 22 keys plus a number bar on a steno machine,
stenocaptioners must use combinations of letters to make other letters.
The only keys actually present on a steno keyboard are
STKPWHRAO*EUFRPBLGTSDZ. All words and phrases and every sound made in the
English language must be written using only those letters.
The letters on the left-hand side of the keyboard are used for the initial
consonants in words, and the letters on the right-hand side of the
keyboard are used for the final consonants. What that means is that a
captioner will use his/her left hand for initial consonants, his/her
thumbs for vowels, and his/her right hand for final consonants.
Stenocaptioners do not depress one key at a time. Rather, whole words and
phrases are written at the same time, as if someone were striking a chord
on a piano.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
The Ohio Supreme Court threw out a murder
conviction that was deliberated by a jury
that consisted of a deaf juror. The defense
argument, that the Court agreed, was that
there was no way a deaf juror could
understand the voice nuances in the 911 call
that was introduced as piece of evidence.
Two members of the state Supreme Court did
not agree but was outvoted 5-2.
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The Bank of America agreed to a $155,000 settlement
on accessibility discrimination lawsuit filed by a
deaf person, who was denied a chance to discuss
her mortgage needs through a relay center.
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DeafDigest – 02 March 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
John Bosco Conama, a deaf activist in Ireland,
was nominated for a seat in the Upper Legislative
body – the first ever for a deaf politician.
A headline ran like this:
How do you design a building for people who can’t hear?
This was in reference to Gallaudet’s guidance with
Deaf Building or Deaf Space
The headline should run like this:
Do design a building for people who can’t hear
The first headline casts doubt; the second
headline casts positivity!
The Romanian government has recognized sign language
as the “mother tongue” of the deaf in the nation.
How are hearing aids being made in a hearing
aid factory? A tech magazine said that almost all
hearing aids are made by 3D machinery!
No such a thing as hand-made hearing aids?
Discriminated deaf employees must give hearing
employers advance notice of their discrimination
complaints – so that the hearing employers cannot
say “I didn’t see it coming.” This was the advice
an attorney working with the discrimination said.
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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?
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A hearing person came to a deaf person
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
Hi, my name is Greg
The hearing person actually said
Hi, my name is Craig
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WEGMAN’S ASL NAME TAGS
    DeafDigest has wondered if Wegmans
supermarket has deaf employees with “ASL” on
their name tags.
    It was learned that the Wegmans in Rochester,
NY, has several dozen deaf employees and
they all have “ASL” on their name tags.
    DeafDigest wishes that stores will hire
ASL people (either deaf or Coda) and wear
name tags with “ASL” on it.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
    Can someone work as a court reporter and a CART provider or
realtime captioner at the same time? This is a question that I
have been asked a number of times.
    Most CART providers and realtime captioners actually started
their careers as court reporters and have transitioned to
their new professions. Some do it gradually by working in both jobs
at the same time. Some just decide they are going to change jobs and
make a quick change.
    Even though court reporters and captioners use the same basic skills,
there is a very different mindset that one must have in each position.
For court reporters, the main objective is to make a verbatim record. The
reporter must focus on getting something phonetic for every single word
that is said.
    For CART providers and captioners, the main objective is communication
access. The captioner can’t just write words phonetically and prepare a
transcript later. The words must translate so that the people reading
the screens can understand what is being said.
    Some court reporters can successfully work as CART providers or captioners
at the same time, but it takes a lot of skill and concentration to focus on
what to write in certain circumstances.
    For example, if the name of the fictional character “Stephen Dedalus”
were to be said and it was not already loaded in a computer dictionary, a
court reporter would just write the name phonetically, and it might come
up as “dead lust.” A captioner would either have to fingerspell the name
or find another way to communicate to the audience what was said.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Members of the alumni of Clarke School for the Deaf
are upset. The school have changed its name only
that the alumni was not made aware of it.
It is now the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.
Not keeping the alumni informed of the name
change in advance is a big time mistake. It was
the  alumni, over the years, that raised the high
profile of the school. A school, any school, is
only as good as the solid alumni base behind it.
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Jay Yeow, who is deaf, has opened his cake
and pastry cafe in Malaysia. Already he is
winning raves from satisfied customers.
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Savannah (SC) Police Department is now using communication
cards to help better communicate with the deaf.
Extraordinary Wall of Silence, a British deaf play, was
praised by a hearing critic in a newspaper story for
showing Deaf Culture while at the same time telling
hearing people the difficulties of being deaf.
The Linden Police Station, in Zaire, is asking
for volunteer interpreters to help with the deaf
communications. No certified interpreters around?
New York Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr, in a newspaper
interview, praised captioning as a vital skill that
would help the deaf follow what is going on in the
state legislature.
The M&M Limousine Service, in Des Plaines, IL, was
ordered to pay a deaf applicant $30,000 as
settlement for refusing him a job interview.
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DISABLED STUDENT SERVICES AT HEARING COLLEGES
    A deaf student in high school has two choices –
to attend Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN. The second
choice is to attend a hearing college.
    Those attending Gallaudet or NTID or CSUN – no problem
with interpreters.
    Those wanting to attend hearing college may have a
hard time looking on the web sites for the colleges’
disabled student services! Most hearing colleges do not
have a full web site explaining their interpreting
services or CART services. These colleges know about
ADA requiring interpreters or CART, but do not want
to tell the deaf about it!
    Why? These services are very expensive.
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times have changed. More colleges use web sites to explain
services offered to deaf and disabled students. Not perfect,
but still getting there
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Lip reading tale
On a hearing-deaf date, a divorced hearing woman
was chatting with her deaf date.
The deaf date thought the hearing woman said:
I married Arthur Plend and then divorced him
The hearing woman actually said:
I married Arthur Blend and then divorced him
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DEAF PLANTS AND HEARING PLANTS
    Do we have Deaf Plants and Hearing Plants?
Yes, we do.
    The Hearing Plants have chemicals that help communicate
with other Hearing Plants.
    Some other plants do not have chemicals and cannot
communicate. These are Deaf Plants!
    This is not a joke. Biologists say that plants use
chemical language to communicate with each other.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
When I have worked at different events as a court reporter or a CART
captioner, oftentimes people have approached me who have never seen a
steno machine up close.
They usually ask how the machine works, and one of the first comments many
people make when they see the machine for the first time is that there are
no letters on the keys. The tops of the keys are blank. They wonder how we
know which keys are which.
People who use the steno machine must memorize what all the keys are.
There are 22 keys on the machine. We use combinations of letters to make
other letters.
We don’t depress one key at a time, like you would on a typewriter or
computer keyboard, but we stroke multiple keys at once, much like chords
on a piano. A captioner must memorize what combinations of keys must be
depressed in order to make up the phonetic sounds that occur in the
English language.
Writing whole words and phrases in a single stroke is a very important
factor in being able to reach the high speeds necessary to be court
reporters and realtime captioners.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
Is White House captioning or not captioning their
web videos? This was the complaint raised by some
deaf advocates. Some days these videos were
captioned whereas on other days these weren’t.
DeafDigest is not sure why is it that?
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College professors in Ireland have been accused
by a deaf activists for rejecting the presence
of deaf students in their classrooms!
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Top stories about the deaf:
Sam Goodbody, a deaf apprentice electrician,
was recognized as one of British’s top
apprentices in an awards ceremony at
the House of Commons.
The AV Translation Center and the  Institute for
the Languages of Finland reached agreement
on subtitling standards for the benefit of
the deaf.
A fire has destroyed a deaf school in Zaire;
classrooms have been moved around to other
school buildings and authorities said a new
building will not be finished until 2024.
It was announced that a new deaf app will help
deaf voters understand the voting process.
There is some talk about Kentucky Department
of Education giving up management of Kentucky
School for the Deaf. Suggestion is that the
local Danville board of education could do the
job better.
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A BIG SHOCK FOR TWO DEAF BROTHERS
    Two deaf brothers graduated from an oral school. They
did not know sign language. Their deaf parents were oralists,
and never used sign language at home.
    Both brothers went to Gallaudet where they became
ASL experts. They came home for the summer months from
Gallaudet.
    At home, both brothers got the biggest shock of their
lives.
    The big shock was that their deaf parents finally
used ASL at home! They were hiding their ASL from their
sons for many years. They felt safe using ASL when their
sons went to Gallaudet.
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Lip reading tale
A hearing father and a deaf son, both basketball
fans, were watching a game.
The father pointed at one player on the floor.
The deaf son thought the hearing father said:
He is blind
The hearing father actually said:
He has blood
(face bloodied by rough action)
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
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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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Before court reporters started using computer-aided translation
(CAT), they would usually dictate or type their notes or use a person
who was a note reader to transcribe their notes. Most court reporters
at that time were taught to primarily use the asterisk key in the
center of the keyboard only to indicate that they had made a
mistake.
As CAT became more popular, more and more reporters found another use
for the asterisk key. They could use it to slightly alter their
steno outlines to eliminate words that would be written the same
because they sounded the same. For instance, the words “pat” and
“Pat” would have been written the same on the steno machine because
they sound the same. Since all steno keys are capital letters, there
is no way to simply capitalize a word on the steno keyboard.
Some reporters found that they could add an asterisk to their steno,
and that could eliminate conflicts. In this circumstance, “pat”
could be written as PAT, and “Pat” could be written as PA*T.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
A while back controversy swirled over Netflix’s captioning
issues. Netflix is now saying that their future HD streaming
videos will be captioned. Do we trust or believe Netflix?
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The Greensburg City Council in Pennsylvania
has agreed to pay an interpreter at the rate
of $60.00 per hour for its next council
meeting at the request of a parent of a
deaf child. Two interesting things – the parent
is not a city resident, and while the parent
requested an interpreter, she did not explain
why. Not wanting to get entangled into a
lawsuit, the council agreed to this request!
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DeafDigest – 10 February 2020

DeafDigest Blue – February 9, 2020
Blue Edition
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Top stories about the deaf:
Iowa Sen. Roby Smith has been accused in a scathing
newspaper editorial of wanting to eliminate the
license requirements for ASL interpreters in the
state.
Did Beethoven create his biggest symphony work while
deaf? A music historian disagrees, saying he was
hard of hearing at that time!
The British House of Commons has televised its
first BSL interpretation of Prime Minister’s Questions.
An agency serving the deaf said it is a welcome step
forward.
There was a discussion about the ADA Education and Reform
Act of 2017. At that time it was a resolution and nothing
else. If this Act is passed, then a deaf person would be
required to give a written notice of ADA violation –
instead of slapping business owners with surprise
lawsuits.
CVS (a pet shop chain in Great Britain) is establishing
a video relay for deaf customers. We do not see Petco
and Petsmart in USA offering this same service, but
again, British people love their dogs big time.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DISABILITY LAWS IN GREAT BRITAIN
    In Great Britain, they have a law – Disability
Discrimination Act (DAA), which is almost same as our ADA.
    An oral deaf woman asked for an oral interpreter for
her new job. The British government said no. She sued
the government and lost.
    Why did she lose? The DAA allows government to say
no, if the cost of interpreter is too expensive!
    The woman was earning about $78,000. The cost of
oral interpreters for her would be about $390,000
per year.
    This is the reason why the British government said no!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Lip reading tale
A hearing friend was introducing a deaf friend to
another hearing person.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Mr. Tennis
The hearing person actually said:
This is Mr. Dennis
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DON’T TEASE THE DEAF
    Many hearing kids are cruel, teasing the deaf and
making them feel bad.
    One hearing kid did, and he was sorry for the rest
of his life.
    The deaf kid’s father owned a big company that hired
many people. The father saw his deaf son being teased
and did not like it.
    Years later the hearing kid grew up, graduated from
college and applied for a job at that big company.
    The hearing kid did not get the job, and he was
sorry that he teased the deaf kid a lot in the past.
    Too late!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
What should a captioner do if a word isn’t in his or her computer
dictionary?
The hard part about being a captioner is that you cannot be a total expert
in all areas. No matter how good captioners are, they all run across
situations where some unusual word is not in their dictionary.
A situation was brought to my attention where the words “carve telly” kept
coming up in the captioning of a food show. One time the word “cavatelli”
finally appeared. It was then realized that, all those times that “carve
telly” came up, it should have been “cavatelli.”
When a word is not in a captioner’s dictionary, it can be a nightmare.
Captioners usually write out complete words and syllables in each stroke.
It is possible to spell out words letter by letter, but that is very slow
compared to writing by syllables.
When a speaker is talking very fast and a word comes up that is not in the
captioner’s dictionary, what can a captioner do? In this case, it appears
that this captioner just kept writing the sounds phonetically, and “carve
telly” came up.
Another option is to try to fingerspell the word letter by letter. If it
is a long word, that can be another big problem. The captioner may not be
able to keep up with what is being said because fingerspelling a long word
is much, much slower.
The other choice for the captioner may be to use a synonym. In this case,
the captioner possibly could have written “pasta” so that the viewers
could understand what was going on.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jack Holt who departed
us. After graduating from Ohio School for the Deaf, he took
engineering courses at Youngstown University and then
spent his lifetime at the Leetonia Tool Company, moving
up the ranks, becoming a plant superintendent and then as
company secretary/treasurer. This tool company, still
in business, delivers its products to many shops across
the country.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
60 percent of classroom interpreting understood
by the deaf? Acceptable or not acceptable?
Non-acceptance was the issue raised in a newspaper
article in Nebraska.
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DeafDigest – 03 February 2020

DeafDigest Blue – February 2, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
500 students at University of Maryland signed
a petition to have the university create a new
major in sign language. Not sure if it is for
those interested in interpreting or for those
that want to teach sign language?
Salisbury, a city of some 45,000 people in Great
Britain, has a goal. It is to become Europe’s
most deaf friendly city. This project is being
led by a group of deaf students, and they have
secured funding and sponsorships.
Two bills have been introduced in Nebraska
legislature, both wanting to offer access to ASL
to students that want to use it.
The Crocker Art Museum, in California, will be
exhibiting paintings by legendary deaf artist
Granville Redmond. Altogether Redmond’s 80
paintings will be shown at a special exhibit
through May 17th.
Canada’s major Internet Service Providers,
in a joint press release, announced videos
in ASL and LSQ that would help the deaf-blind
use the internet more effectively.
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A BIG MAN IN FRANCE BUT NOT IN USA
    A deaf American, with strong interest in deaf theater
and in deaf arts, moved to France.
    In USA, he was not well known among the deaf in the
Deaf Theater/Deaf Arts community.
    In France, he suddenly became very popular and was
a big leader in the French Deaf Theater/Deaf Arts community.
    After about 10 years in France, he moved back to USA
and again became “unknown”. The French deaf people continue
to miss his leadership because there was no one there to
replace him!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Lip reading tale
A male walked between a deaf man and a hearing man
that were chatting in the hallway.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Erin
The hearing person actually said:
This is Aaron
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A SERIOUS IDENTITY PROBLEM
    A very hard of hearing person, who signs ASL
smoothly, has a problem.
    Is he deaf like us because of his smooth
signing ASL? Or is he hard of hearing because
he can use the voice telephone easily. Or is
he hearing because he socializes easily with
hearing people?
    Deaf or hard of hearing or hearing – a serious
identity problem!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
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