DeafDigest Blue – October 17, 2021

DeafDigest Blue – October 17, 2021

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-cell-phone/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dangerous-jobs/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-man-accused-of-spying/

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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.

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says a deaf farmer:

Deafness not a disability in agriculture

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

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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!

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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!

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

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-man-accused-of-spying/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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DeafDigest Blue – October 10, 2021

DeafDigest Blue – October 10, 2021

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

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fakingdeafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-lost-cell-phone/

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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.

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

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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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DeafDigest Blue – October 03, 2021

DeafDigest Blue – October 3, 2021

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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

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Lip reading tale

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

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

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

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

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

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

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

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DeafDigest Blue – September 26, 2021

DeafDigest Blue – September 26, 2021

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Describing an interpreter on TV press conference
per newspaper headline:

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

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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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DeafDigest Blue – September 19, 2021

DeafDigest Blue – September 19, 2021

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/3d-printing-hearing-aid/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finding-deaf-books-in-small-bookstores/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/captioners-for-deaf-homework-2/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/confusing-deaf-abbreviations/

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CONNECTING MADE EASY!

Whether it’s voice or text, WCI keeps you connected over the phone. From
TTYs to CapTel® Captioned Telephones, you can rely on WCI to provide the
technology you need to keep you in touch with the people you care about.

For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or visit
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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.

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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!

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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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CONNECTING MADE EASY!

Whether it’s voice or text, WCI keeps you connected over the phone. From
TTYs to CapTel® Captioned Telephones, you can rely on WCI to provide the
technology you need to keep you in touch with the people you care about.

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

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:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/captioners-for-deaf-homework-2/

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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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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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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Gallaudet men’s basketball history book for sale

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If you have any questions, please email kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu

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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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