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DeafDigest – 18 January 2022

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

Barry with Sweetie
Barry with Sweetie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

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

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

……….

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

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

……………….

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

These critics are correct.

……………….

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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

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DeafDigest – 31 October 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf woman has quite a few hearing friends.
One of them invited her to go out with them
at a restaurant.

She declined, afraid of communication issues
in a group talk. Since then, she has agonized
over her decision, afraid that her hearing
friends would no longer invite her to go
out with them.

…………..

AstroAccess has been conducting space travel
tests for individuals that are either deaf or
disabled. One test for the deaf is a specially-
designed lighting systems.

……….

Kelly Lundell is a candidate for Cherokee, Iowa
school board of directors. She is the owner
of Keva Boutique in downtown Cherokee. She is
also deaf. Will she win? There are two open seats
and there are three candidates, meaning one
candidate is the odd person out.

……………….

Nyle DiMarco is writing an autobiography – only
that it is taking four years to complete this
task. The title is – Deaf Utopia: A Memoir and
a Love Letter to a Way of Life.

……………….

An ENT told a mother of a deaf son
that his hearing aid would be a waste
of money unless his grades improved!
This comment devastated the deaf
boy (at that time at the age of 10)
until he waited until he was 21 to
get around to getting his own hearing
aid!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A JOB-HUNTING FRUSTRATION
A deaf man, with a college degree in Computer Science,
was a frustrated job hunter.
At one computer firm, he took the exam and got a
perfect score with no errors.
He was introduced to the company Human Resources
person. That person knew sign language; he learned
signs as a former dormitory counselor at a residential
school for the deaf.
A deaf man with a perfect exam score and a Human
Resources man that knows ASL. This should be great
news for the deaf job hunter.
But the company did not offer him a job! This
deaf man later found a new job but it was not with
computers.

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

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BOYCE WILLIAMS WAS STOPPED
In the 1950’s and 1960’s, the most powerful deaf man in
USA was Boyce Williams.
He worked for the old Health, Education and Welfare
cabinet in the Federal government. He started the
National Theatre of the Deaf, the Registry of Interpreters
for the Deaf, Captioned Films for the Deaf, Sign Language
program at NAD, the National Leadership Training Program
at CSUN, NTID and others.
Suddenly, he lost his power. Why? Because his boss
was Mary E. Switzer. She had a lot of power and
allowed Boyce to follow his ideas. She retired,
and there was no one to work with Boyce.
As a result, we have not gotten too many new
programs for the deaf since 1970’s.

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

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DeafDigest – 24 October 2021

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Old Fogey

Interpreting Hazard

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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Top stories about the deaf:

The offices with the government of Ireland are just
unaware that there is an Irish Sign Language Act.
As a result, the officials do nothing to push for
and to promote their national sign language.

…………..

What is reasonable accommodation? What is undue hardship?
Such phrases lead to confusion among employers and as
a result, they may not hire the deaf! Do they hire
ADA consultants?

Probably not!

……….

Yossi Ben-Atar, an Israeli radio talk show host,
insulted deaf Knesset member Shirley Pinto, saying
she is dim-witted, cannot speak, stupid, etc.

As a result, the radio show office suspended him.

……………….

In Wales, an interpreter that really does not know
proper sign language, signed so badly that quickly
after the presentation, she was quickly fired.

……………….

A professor in a junior college in Ventura, California
was caught on video criticizing a deaf student
for not responding to his classroom questions.
Instead of being fired, he is still teaching!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

BOUNCERS IN BARS
Many bars have bouncers. They have two roles – not allow
underage kids to enter the bars; and to keep peace in the bar
when drunk people want to fight.
Have we had any deaf bouncers? There have been several
deaf bouncers – now and in the past. DeafDigest editor knows
of two deaf bouncers – one was a 285-lb former Gallaudet
football player; the other was the famous deaf fighter
Matt Hamill!
Deaf bouncers can do their job by using gestures.

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

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VIDEO INTERPRETER OR INTERPRETER IN PERSON?

Sometimes deaf people use video interpreters.
Sometimes deaf people use interpreters in person.
Why sometimes video and sometimes in person?
All depends.
With a video interpreter, a deaf person cannot
try to depend on him to help him with other things.
But with an in-person interpreter, some deaf people
are tempted to ask him to help him with other
things.
Both video and in-person interpreters are not
supposed to “help” the deaf person – just interpret
and nothing else!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreter-for-deaf-video-or-in-person/

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DeafDigest – 17 October 2021

DeafDigest Gold – October 17, 2021

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Old Fogey

iPhone app

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-iphone-app/

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/speech-tricks-of-the-deaf/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-scaryincident/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-angry-voices/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Do Halloween costumes make fun of the deaf?

An insider said:

Yes, it does. Past films such as Star Wars,
Joker, Phantom of The Opera, The Witches
and Captain Hook make fun of the disabled,
and in some cases, the deaf!

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Hey, where are the interpreters?

This what the angry deaf people of Australia
is screaming.

Dominic Perrottet, the premier of New South Wales
gave a speech at a press conference – and it was
not interpreted!

The deaf people are already making a big stink
out of it.

……….

Deaf people have complained about asking for
assistance only to find no one believes
them. As a result, they do not get help
that they need.

This is what one deaf activist said.

……………….

AirPods becoming a trend, replacing traditional
hearing aids? Apple is pushing for it. The
advantage is that it saves money by not requiring
purchase of batteries for the hearing aid.

……………….

Omnium Circus, which tours USA has a deaf clown
that uses ASL.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A SCARY INCIDENT
A deaf person lived with his hearing family members
in a house.
One morning, a stranger knocked on the door. A
hearing family member yelled “please open the door and
come in.”
The deaf person did not know that a family member
was yelling – and was surprised to see a stranger
come into the house.
Thinking the hearing person came in uninvited,
the deaf person threw him out of the house.
It was not realized until few hours later that
there was a big deaf-hearing misunderstanding.

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING PERSON ANGRY OR NOT ANGRY?
A hearing person, listening to someone’s voice, will know
if the other hearing person is angry or not.
When a hearing person talks “rough” the deaf person may think
the hearing person is angry. Not always, there are many hearing
people that talk rough but are not really angry!
Often very hard to tell.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-not-know-angry-voices/

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

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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

Gallaudet Athletics online store
http://GallaudetBisonShop.com

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Top stories about the deaf:

More old time silent films for the deaf?

The long-forgotten, long-lost “The First Degree”
silent movie was discovered in a Peoria, Illinois
storage closet. After some work to make these
digital updates, it will be shown in public.

In these days, the deaf probably loved silents
more than the hearing!

…………..

Activists are now asking this question:

Why isn’t sign language universal and mandatory to learn?

DeafDigest says people cannot be forced to learn a
language that they don’t want to learn!

……….

What does hearing impairment mean?

A state educational agency said:

it is either permanent or fluctuating

permanent? Yes.

fluctuating, yes, but not that really too many
of such people. DeafDigest editor knows maybe
just a couple of acquaintances with this type
of fluctuating hearing impairment. In both
cases these individuals chose to stay with
the Deaf Community

……………….

most deaf-aware county?

This is what Cumbria, a county in United
Kingdom has become the goal of the Cumbria Deaf
Association to make their county the most
deaf-aware in the nation. Hope it all succeeds.

……………:….

a sad comment in a newspaper interview.

The interviewee said:
I felt ashamed to have a deaf son

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THESE DEAF-WARNING TRAFFIC SIGNS
Many of us see these “Deaf Child” signs while
driving our cars.
Are there really deaf children around? In one
Maryland neighborhood, a “Deaf Child” sign was
posted when the deaf child was about 3 or 4 years
old. That was about 30 years ago.
This sign is still there even though the
“deaf child” grew up to become an adult, graduated
from Gallaudet, got married and moved out to a
different neighborhood!

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A PERFECT SPEECH TRICK
Many deaf people cannot speak well. But many
hearing people think some of these deaf people can speak very well.
There is a trick. Some words are difficult to be pronounced; some
words are easily pronounced. The smart deaf person would communicate
with the hearing by only using words that are easy to pronounce,
and by avoiding hard to pronounce words.
Growing up in New York, DeafDigest editor graduated from Charles Evans
Hughes High School. It was hard to pronounce the high school name.
Luckily, the high school changed its name from Textile HS to Charles
Evans Hughes High School.
Many people knew about the old Textile HS, and it was much easier
to pronounce Textile than to pronounce Charles Evans Hughes.
This is the pronunciation trick that fooled hearing people.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Hard to believe is this newspaper
headline in India:

World Deaf and Dumb Day

Another newspaper did things right
by saying:

World Deaf Day

…………..

We have many different sign languages all over
the world. What sign language is considered to be
the newest?

Not quite that new as it was set up during the
eighties is the Nicaraguan Sign Language.
It was explained in a newspaper story. Prior
to the eighties, the deaf communicated via
body language with gestures as opposed to a
more formal sign language!

……….

Hey, Alexa, why next year?

DeafDigest editor is asking that question
with respect to Alexa announcement that
their new version will be deaf-friendly?

Their announcement said 2022. Why not
now – in 2021? It said the new Alexa
will trigger nearby flashing signalers.

The catch is that it must be set up
and programmed the right way. Can we
do the trick?

……………….

The West Virginia state superintendent of
Education and the State Board of Education
is taking control of West Virginia School
for the Deaf – and making drastic changes.

For good or for bad? Unfortunately, bad!

……………:….

“police departments implement training programs to
educate their officers only after a tragedy happens”

this was the comment made by an angry advocate
in a newspaper interview

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CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE
Many states are broke; many school systems are
broke.
They have a hard time deciding – to hire cheap
interpreters or expensive interpreters. Also, to
hire cheap CART operators or expensive CART
operators.
A cheap interpreter and a cheap CART operator
may show low quality with many mistakes. An
expensive interpreter and an expensive CART
operator will show best quality with very
few errors.
What is the best choice? It is hard to
decide, but DeafDigest prefers expensive
interpreters and expensive CART operators
because of less errors.

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A BIG DEAF HAIRSTON CONFUSION

There are two deaf people with the same Hairston
name. The first one is Eugene Hairston, who was one
of the world’s best boxers in the late forties.
The second one is Ernest Hairston, whom for many
years, was the chief of the Captioned Films and Media
Services in US Department of Education. Both of them
are not related to each other.
Both are black – and there is so much confusion.
Some people thought Ernest was a boxer. Some people
thought Eugene worked with Captioned Films.
DeafDigest editor often had to make clarifications
when some deaf people confused both men!

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

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

……….

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

She aaid – that left me kind of forgotten

………………

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

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Again, Walmart will fight all disability lawsuits.

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

A newspaper headline said:

World’s First Hotel With Deaf Employees

It was in reference to a hotel in South Africa

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

……….

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

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

………………

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

……………….

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

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

……….

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

A vague advice! So open to wide interpretation.

………………

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

……………….

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

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

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

note:
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patients to pay for provided interpreters. More
doctors go to VRI to avoid paying a penny for
interpreters, and this is another issue – as many
deaf patients hate VRI

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

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

……….

Starbucks green aprons or Starbucks black aprons?

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

What is a color?

………………

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

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

……………….

Gerri Taker, who is deaf, was profiled in a
newspaper story as the owner of A Fit of
Perfection, a bridal and formal wear store
in Dayton, Ohio. She was praised for
being the unsung hero for brides across
the world!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CRAZY FLYING LAWS IN EUROPE
A deaf man from France is a licensed airplane pilot. He is
not allowed to fly in France. French laws do not allow deaf
pilots in the country.
Yet, he is allowed to fly airplanes in other European
nations! He has to travel to another European nation
to fly an airplane.

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

note:
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France have changed to allow the deaf pilot to
fly over the French skies.

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

do interpreters have problems with rap songs?

This was the issue in a newspaper story

……….

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

………………

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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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

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

Which is the best decision? You decide !

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

note:
this is an old posting. ADA rules have
changed. If you are deaf and are rejected
for an interview, the employer risks ADA
lawsuits!

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Panhandlers

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

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

……….

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

………………

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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

CODE IN ACCOUNTING NOT IMPORTANT FOR DEAF

A deaf person is an accountant for a government
agency.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

…………..

An issue with comic books – what if?

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

……….

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

………………

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

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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BREAKING A LAW IN ROME

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

Yet, many restaurants in Rome break the
law.

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

AARP ran three articles titled

Eyeglasses that turn speech into subtitles

An app that lets you hear someone in a crowded room

Gene therapy that regrows cells that help your hearing

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

………..

A hard of hearing person said:

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

……….

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

…………….

An activist said:

Everyone laughs at deaf jokes.

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

Fair? No!

………………

Catterick Garrison, who is deaf, was said to be
the first deaf British woman, to swim the
English Channel. What about Gertrude Ederle
that swam the English Channel in 1926?
Ederle is an American, whereas Garrison is
British – hence the careful wording in the
newspapers!

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LARRY STEWART SAYS WE DO NOT HAVE DEAF CULTURE
Larry Stewart, a well known deaf psychologist,
died in the early 1990’s.
Do we have Deaf Culture? Almost all of say yes,
we have Deaf Culture. Larry disagreed. He said
there is no such a thing as Deaf Culture.
Few weeks before he died, Larry wrote a letter
to DeafDigest editor explaining why there is no
Deaf Culture, and that we are wrong about it.
Does DeafDigest agree with Larry? No, but
Larry was a great man and many deaf people
miss him.

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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

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

Always a difficult decision to make.

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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WORTH IT TO WIN MILLION-DOLLAR LOTTERY

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

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

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

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

Worth it?

Good question.

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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

………..

A different newspaper story was titled:

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

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

……….

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

…………….

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

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

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

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HISTORIANS LOVE THIS DEAF PERSON

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

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

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

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

He spends a lot of time with this hobby.

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

RespectAbility’s nonprofit survey said
that 14% of respondents use video captions,
that 30% ask for interpreters; and that 59%
only use accessible spaces for meetings and
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BEST OR WORST ACTOR?
Many years ago people said the world’s best actor
was John Barrymore.
Again, people said he was the world’s worst actor!
Why?
Barrymore could act very well in silent movies,
but could not act well with talkie movies!
We have wished we had a deaf actor that was much
better than Barrymore during silent movie years!

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

What is Deaf Divide?

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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

………..

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

A newspaper response was just one word – greed!

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

A promoter of a major musical festival said:

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

TikTok has been credited for helping preserve
Black Sign Language.

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

that comment was made during a newspaper interview

………………

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

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

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THE TELEPHONE AND THE AGBELL

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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

Hi, my name is ……………”

Are these stores and shops liars? You decide.

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

A scream that is getting more common
in some events –

where is the interpreter!

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

……….

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

…………….

a good joke, or a bad joke?

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

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

………………

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

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

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

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DeafDigest – 02 May 2021

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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

………..

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

……….

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

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

…………….

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

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A film awards critic said:

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

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

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TINNITUS: A CHOICE

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

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

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

An awful choice!

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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BOUNCERS IN BARS
Many bars have bouncers. They have two roles – not allow
underage kids to enter the bars; and to keep peace in the bar
when drunk people want to fight.
Have we had any deaf bouncers? There have been several
deaf bouncers – now and in the past. DeafDigest editor knows
of two deaf bouncers – one was a 285-lb former Gallaudet
football player; the other was the famous deaf fighter
Matt Hamill!
Deaf bouncers can do their job by using gestures.

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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

……….

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

…………….

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

do we have enough teachers?

………………

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

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

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

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Dummy Hoy

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

……….

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

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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

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

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

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

We will NEVER caption our programs.

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

………..

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

nor deaf, nor dumb

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

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HEARING ASL STUDENT’S BIGGEST THRILL

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

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

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE AND VIETNAMESE SIGN LANGUAGE

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

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

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

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

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

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Forgot sign language

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Top stories about the deaf:

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

………..

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

job matching for deaf

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

……….

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

…………….

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

………………

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

Getting a job being deaf!

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A SAD DEAF PRISON STORY

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

He gave up.

Reason?

Few of his best players were in prison!

Very sad.

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

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

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

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

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Lookalikes

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Top stories about the deaf:

Before there was a Modern Man that appeared on
the Earth, there were prehistoric Neanderthals.
How did the Neanderthals communicate with
each other? There was a discussion and some
archaeologists and linguists that felt
the Neanderthals used sign language!

………..

A state senator from Idaho has introduced a bill
to require public venue TV sets to be captioned.

……….

Lake Land College, in Illinois, will be offering
a program in TV captions for future TV captioners.

…………….

Paintings that show sign language finger spelling
has been displayed at many bus stops in Biasha,
a city in Poland.

………………

While Zoom has offered free captions, there are
still problems according to an angry deaf user.
A big problem is that while Zoom will offer
transcripts, waiting for it takes a long time!

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STARBUCKS VS DEAF CLUBS
Why do many young deaf people avoid going to
deaf clubs? And why do many young deaf people
love to socialize with each other at Starbucks?
Deaf clubs are hurting because of lack of
members. And deaf people buying coffee only
helps Starbucks make money, but does not help
the Deaf Culture.

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SPANISH SIGN LANGUAGE OR SPANISH GESTURAL LANGUAGE?
Spanish Sign Language same as Spanish Gestural
Language?
Madrid is a city popular with tourists – the French,
the Italian, the Dutch and from many other countries.
Many Spanish people do not use English as second language.
There is a lot of communication struggles between tourists
and waiters, police officers, shop merchants, etc.
This is where the deaf are equal to these hearing
tourists – because all of them share communication
problems!

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Top stories about the deaf:

Employers are avoiding the application
box asking if the applicant is deaf
or disabled. Not in USA, but it was a
big newspaper story in Australia.

………..

Abigail Heringer, the popular deaf contestant
on The Bachelor, did not make the cut,
much to the disappointment of her fans.

……….

British astronaut Tim Peake, who works with
the European Space Agency, said that those
wanting to become astronauts must have
hearing loss of 25 dB or less. In his
viewpoint – deaf astronauts? No!

…………….

A sad situation in the hospital. Interpreter
was not available in Yorkshire, England –
and so, the Coda daughter had to tell her deaf
father that he was dying! The deaf wife
was there to see it all.

………………

Not all European truck drivers know English
(outside of Great Britain). For that reason
there is “Brexit Sign Language” used by
British military troops to communicate
with these truck drivers when they cross
the border both ways.

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3D AND DEAF
3D is hot right now. People think 3D
can build anything.
Can it build a CI? Not too sure because
CI must be hand-implanted by a surgeon.

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DISAGREEMENT WITH A SCHOOL DISTRICT
Many parents of deaf children have disagreements
with the school district.
An example would be that the parents want to send the
deaf child to a residential school but the district
wants the deaf child to go to a mainstreamed program.
If you live in Virginia, you may be lucky. The
state Department of Education has mediation services.
The parent and the district can go to mediation
and hopefully solve this disagreement issue.
Does your home state have it? Maybe you may need
to find out.

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Very happy deafies

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Top stories about the deaf:

A TV historian said, in an interview, that
he remembers very well the deaf actress
(Linda Bove) that played as Allison
in the 1980 episode of Happy Days. Reason
was that the Fonz chose to learn signs
to try to communicate with her rather
than to urge her how to speak. The
irony is that she dumped the Fonz in
favor of another hearing person who
already learned ASL for her.

………..

There is a twist in the Nike lawsuit
settlement by a deaf litigant. As part
of the settlement, Nike is paying the
ligitant an amount of money as service
award because of nearly 20 hours she spent
in preparing the lawsuit.

……….

When Wawa ASL-sang the national anthem
at the Super Bowl, he had one fear – that
the audience would sleep on him. Instead,
he won praises for his rendition!

…………….

A newspaper said:

Court reporting might be the best job you’ve never
considered

This was in reference to recruiting interested
candidates for the captioning field.

………………

Spain has approved see-through face masks
to accommodate the deaf.

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DISABILITY STUDIES VERSUS DEAF STUDIES
Disability Studies is a becoming a popular choice of
major at more and more colleges.
It will be interesting to observe the trend of
Deaf Studies with Disability Studies at these colleges.
Will Deaf Studies be absorbed as part of Disability
Studies? Or would both Studies co-exist as two
separate majors?
This would be interesting to see how things play out
within the next five years.

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VERY DEAF PERSON IN DEAF WORLD OR IN HEARING WORLD
There are many “very deaf” people that function
in Deaf World. There are also many “very deaf”
people that function in the hearing world.
Why? Many reasons such as marrying a hearing
spouse, living in a small town,  rejecting Deaf
Culture, parental choice in placing deaf with
hearing people, etc, etc.
There is also another possible reason. Some
oral schools for the deaf would transfer some
very deaf, but very functioning, deaf child
to hearing schools. They feel these deaf children
are better off in the hearing world.
Were these oral schools right? Hard to tell.

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a discussion ensued about

Disasters affect everyone – fires, earthquakes,
weather, etc. Does not matter where in USA
the disaster takes place. This is where
Deaf Emergency Management comes in – make
sure friends, neighbors and family members
know where you are and how would they communicate
with you. And most important of all, make sure
of emails, texts and TV emergency captions
and interpreters during news conferences.

………..

Are Subtitles Illegal? Here’s What Court Says About Using Subtitles

This was what a newspaper headline said – not in USA
but in the Netherlands!

Something to do with copyright issues on these subtitled
movies.

……….

Assuming correctly or assuming wrongly?

‘Bachelor’ Contestant Abigail Heringer, who is deaf,
said she expects her children to be deaf.

DeafDigest editor knows genetics could be
tricky – hearing children born of multi-generational
deaf families, and deaf children born of hearing
parents with no deaf genes!

…………….

TV manufacturer Samsung, in a newspaper story,
admitted that some of their TV features are too
challenging for the deaf to locate, both on the
remote and on the screen!

………………

A children’s book about a deaf character
is out on the market. The name of the book
is Boy and it involves a deaf boy who has
problems communicating with his hearing
neighbors – but when an enemy group tried
to attack the village, he was able to
communicate with the enemy, bringing
peace to the village. As a result, the
happy neighbors began to learn sign
language to communicate with him!

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SIGN LANGUAGE AT THE AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE
For many years, the brokers at the American Stock
Exchange used special sign language to communicate
buy and sell orders with each other. Sign language
is no longer used because of computers.
Many years ago, two Coda brokers worked at the
American Stock Exchange. One day they used ASL to
chat with each other on the trading floor for a
few minutes.
The American Stock Exchange managers were upset
about it, and these two Coda brokers were told
never again to use ASL on the trading floor.
These managers were afraid that other brokers
would think the Codas were using ASL as a code to
hide their buy and sell instructions!
American Stock Exchange is no more. It was
purchased by New York Stock Exchange and the
name was changed.

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DEAF MEET HEARING, ALWAYS THE SAME COMMENT
It never fails that when a hearing person meets a
deaf person for the first time, he would tell the
deaf person that he may either:

– have a family member that is deaf
– have a neighbor that is deaf
– played football in high school with a deaf teammate
– had a childhood deaf friend
– etc
– etc

Almost never fails!

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Top stories about the deaf:

A writer said the boundary between the deaf
and the hearing is invisible.

It is not surprising inasmuch as deafness
is an invisible disability.

………..

Zoom participants do not always follow
the #1 rule. It is the same rule that
participants need to follow during
conference room discussions – must
raise hands and to speak one at a time.
A deaf participant made this comment
in a newspaper story.

……….

Did Beethoven use wrong music tempo
with his most famous compositions?
This is what one Beethoven critic
is saying as the reason the music
is hard to follow.

…………….

The deaf and the disabled are asking Ohio
legislators to remove offensive words
in the state lawbooks. An example is
removing the hated “deaf and dumb”
phrase.

………………

ZVRS and Purple Communications, both part of
ZP Better Together, LLC, have relocated
its corporate headquarters from Rocklin, CA
to Austin, TX.

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NEWSPAPER REPORTERS ALWAYS WRONG ABOUT HEARING LOSS
We often read in the newspapers such as “80 percent
hearing loss” or “50 percent hearing loss” etc.
This is not correct. No such a thing as a hearing
loss in percentages.
Hearing loss is measured in decibels, not in
percentages.
We almost never read in the newspapers “80dB
hearing loss” or “50dB hearing loss” etc.

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INTERPRETING AT CHURCH SERVICES
Many deaf people go to hearing churches. Some
churches have interpreters. Some other churches
do not have interpreters.
Many churches are not rich; they cannot afford
to pay for certified interpreters. They are always
asking for volunteer interpreters.
Which is better – drive at a long distance to
attend a Deaf Church or to go to a hearing church
near your home?
You will have to decide which is best!

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Dismal job market

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Top stories about the deaf:

Counselors that work with deaf prisoners
have said that their use of video technology
to communicate with family membeers and
friends greatly prevent them from repeating
their crimes and going back to prison again!

………..

A big question among deaf fans of “Deaf U”
is when will Season 2 episodes come up,
if it does!

……….

It is not a pretty situation when leaders of
a deaf service agency faces legal issues.
It is happening to Deaf Counseling Advocacy
and Referral Agency, located in the Bay
Area in Northern California. It is sad because
DeafDigest editor, way back in the 1980’s
worked for that agency. The experience
gained has been a rich one.

…………….

A newspaper op-ed article said that bad TV
captions create Deaf Inaccessibility. That
op-ed is correct.

………………

The deaf people of Colorado, in a newspaper
story, said they were thrilled that the
inauguration was interpreted.

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true story. A deaf person moved to a
senior citizens home. He was the only deaf person
in that home.
The staff members all took sign language classes
to communicate with him.
This same senior citizens home has a deaf housekeeper.
No one bothered to communicate with her.
Why?

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SCARED OF LEGAL INTERPRETING
There are some interpreters that are scared to
do legal interpreting – in the court room, or in the
attorney’s office or in the police station.
Reasons are that:

– a deaf person may not understand legal words

– the interpreter may not know how to interpret legal words

– if an interpreter makes an error that is overlooked, the
deaf person may suffer

This is why there are workshops on legal interpreting.

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note:
times have changed since this video was taken.
We have these deaf CDI’.

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Hearing and Addicted to Deaf Community

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Top stories about the deaf:

Possibly the customer service department at
Lowe’s does not do a good job of communicating
with deaf customers. A deaf woman ordered
flooring boxes and requested delivery to her
house. She negotiated with the service people
on delivery date, time and total costs, and
she was given the impression all was clear and
understood. They never told her the boxes would
be delivered to the curb of her house, not into
the house itself. She made such a big stink out
of it that Lowe’s apologized for not making it
clear – but she still ended up delivering the
boxes from the curb to her house. Fortunately
for her, the friendly neighbors helped out.

………..

An issue coming up in Oregon is the
Oregon State ASL Interpreter Licensure.
A Town Hall event has taken place to
address these concerns.

……….

On the legislative floor in Indiana
is the Public TV Caption Bill, meaning
captions everywhere. Interesting to see how
legislators would react to it.

…………….

A business consultant said that a video
board that lists product choices, details
and prices would be best for deaf customers.

………………

formula-based hiring rules (by the computer)

In the day of computers, more employers are using
formula-based programs to hire employees. Advocates
are saying it discriminates against the deaf –
for one reason – deaf people may not fit within
the formula “guidelines.” If this is the case,
then more and more ADA lawsuits are coming up!

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THE SUPER BOWL AND THE DEAF SUPER BOWL
The Super Bowl is coming up next week. It is the most
important event for football fans and for advertisers
that advertise on TV (with captions, we hope).
What is the Deaf Super Bowl? It is the NAD Conference,
every two years.
Why? Because deaf vendors and deaf businesses show
their most important products and services at the NAD
Conference exhibit booths!
The Super Bowl and the Deaf Super Bowl – same thing!

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BACKGROUND AS SUPERINTENDENT
We think deaf school superintendents should have
majored in Deaf Education, with MA and doctorates.
Not always. We have had superintendents that were:

– clergyman
– banker
– engineer
– supermarket manager

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DeafDigest – 10 January 2021

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Deaf Eugenics Experiment

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Top stories about the deaf:

The US Agency for International Development
has been praised for assisting Morocco with the
distance learning needs for the deaf.

………..

McLane Northeast, a Buffalo, NY, distribution
company would not interview a deaf applicant,
let alone hiring her. As a result, U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission has slapped
it with a job discrimination lawsuit.

……….

Major airports across the world have been
working together on how to best accommodate
disabled (and deaf) travelers. It is being
called Disability Sensitivity Training.

…………….

In an interview Evelyn Glennie, the deaf
percussionist, and the best in the world,
said while she became deaf at the age of
8, she still wanted a career in music.
But that her parents, both of them amateur
musicians, tried to discourage her. They
failed and the musical world stood the
better for it!

………………

Do Codas understand ASL even if they do not
use ASL? A linguist thinks so, yes, during
a newspaper interview.

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LIBRARY AT MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Many of us know that there were many generations of
deaf people that lived on Martha’s Vineyard. And that hearing
people in the town used sign language to communicate with
the deaf.
A deaf group took a tour and stopped at the library at
Martha’s Vineyard to see if there were any ancestors
in their family trees.
The librarian showed them the birth-and-death book.
Those that were deaf were marked as “deaf.”
If a deaf person wants to do research, it is a tough
job because the library did not have deaf genealogical
files in the computer.

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THE DEAFLYMPICS AND THE DEAF CULTURE
We have the Deaflympics, where the best deaf athletes
from all over the world compete against each other
in many different sports.
Does Deaflympics help improve Deaf Culture? Yes and no!
A high percentage of participants in Deaflympics are
oralists, late-deafened, hard of hearing that function as
hearing, etc, etc.
These people are most likely not part of Deaf Community.
And when the Deaflympics is over, they go back to their
own worlds!

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Top stories about the deaf:

An activist said that deafness is not an
impairment. It was in reference in growing
up deaf and being part of the Deaf Culture
– as opposed to the late-deafened, in which
their deafness is an impairment!

………..

A Coda interpreter’s shock came up when he
was 8 years old. His deaf parents were invited
to attend a program event at his school –
but no one interpreted the music or speeches
by school officials! He felt it was an
invitation of inconsideration.

……….

All 911 dispatch centers in California, effective
immediately, must accept text messages. The
new state law has made it possible.

…………….

Microsoft was praised for airing one of the
best TV commercials of 2020 – sign language
shown on one of its Surface ads.

………………

The Middle Georgia Regional Library, located in Macon,
is distributing facemasks for the deaf people.

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GALLAUDET’S BUDGET PROBLEMS
Few years ago, Gallaudet struggled with the
budget. Increases in salaries and health
insurance messed up the budget.
But after struggling, the budget was approved.
Gallaudet was glad.
Gallaudet University? No, it was Denny Gallaudet,
the past superintendent of the Richmond School
System in Maine!
Is Gallaudet part of the famous Gallaudet family?
Some think so, but not sure.

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OLDEST DEAF BOOKS IN LIBRARY
Which library has the world’s oldest books on
deafness?
Almost all of us would say Gallaudet library.
That answer is wrong.
The library at Washington University of St Louis
has deafness library books that are over 500 years old!

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Top stories about the deaf:

A must if one wishes to set up a virtual event
online is to make sure the interpreters are
available – in case there are deaf participants.
This was the advice in a newspaper article.

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In the planning by the NBC is a TV show produced
by Nyle DiMarco. It will be based on his life.

……….

A group of Israeli scientists have said they have
developed a breakthrough in gene therapy
for deaf children. DeafDigest editor recalls
same story repeated several times in the past
years!

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Said to be one of year 2020’s best films
according to movie critics is – Sound of Metal
which is about a musician dealing with his
music-induced deafness.

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Whether we like it or not, the Pandemic has
created opportunities for business people
(masks, disinfectants, wipes, clear plastic
masks, etc). The deaf is no exception –
there is a small deaf-owned company that
offers coronavirus disinfection service.

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DEAF PERSON AND HARD OF HEARING PERSON ON STREET
DeafDigest editor was walking in downtown
Washington, DC, and was stopped by a stranger who
asked for directions.
DeafDigest editor told the person he was deaf;
the stranger suddenly signed, saying he is
hard of hearing.
The stranger wanted to know where the Audiology
Center building was. DeafDigest editor pointed to
the Audiology building in front of the stranger,
that he overlooked.
Never know if a stranger coming to you is deaf.

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A FAMOUS GALLAUDET GHOST
From time to time we hear of tales of Gallaudet’s
most famous ghost – that of Edward Miner Gallaudet,
who served as Gallaudet president for 46 years (1864-1910).
There are people that say they see his ghost at
night at House #1 on the campus, the residence of all
Gallaudet presidents.

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National anthem

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Top stories about the deaf:

It seems to DeafDigest editor that the phrase
“hidden disability” has become the buzz for
deaf people seeking employment but not willing
to immediately reveal their deafness!

………..

There was an article, giving advice on how to
turn on captions on Twitter Videos. It said
it is both simple and complicated!

……….

Modern Paint and Body, Tulsa, OK, was praised
in the local media for hiring the deaf. The
owner said no one else would hire the deaf.

…………….

A story about Hearingbot said it could possibly
replace hearing ear dogs to alert the deaf to
sounds and noises. Will it? Many deaf people
love dogs, including dogs as pets and dogs as
service dogs.

………………

A group of linguists were “surprised” that
sign languages have their own dialects. Not
sure why it is a surprise. All spoken languages
have their own dialects, and sign languages
are no different.

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A BIG DEAF AGENCY MISSES THE GRANT DEADLINE
This is a true story during the late seventies. A big
deaf agency hired a grant writer. He wrote a great proposal,
but it took so much time. And when he was done writing
the draft, the agency driver had to fight through the
heavy traffic jam to try to make it to the government
agency before deadline time to hand in the proposal.
He arrived late. The government agency would not
accept this proposal.

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A SPEECH WITHOUT A PRINTED COPY
In 1966, there was a surprise visitor that came to
the Gallaudet University graduation ceremony.
The surprise visitor was president Lyndon B.
Johnson. No one knew about the visit – not even
the Gallaudet president or the White House.
Johnson arrived at the graduation and immediately
went on the stage to give a speech. After the speech
he left Gallaudet.
Where is the printed copy of his speech? The
Johnson Library archives does not have it. The
Gallaudet archives does not have it.
A big mystery!

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Top stories about the deaf:

Salesforce, which is a cloud-based software company,
has been praised for giving employment opportunities
to deaf and disabled individuals.

………..

The Deaf West Theatre was forced to cancel its
Orphée play – because of Covi-19

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A newspaper op-ed ran this headline:

How to Make Protests More Accessible

Well, during Gallaudet’s famous Deaf President
Now mass protests in 1988, many interpreters
volunteered to interpret for no pay, giving up
their regular interpreting assignments.

Automatic accessibility for the deaf? Very
much so!

…………….

Uber Eats is supposed to work with all
eating establishments, Taco Bell, included.
It has become a huge irony that a deaf
driver with Uber Eats drove to a Baltimore
Taco Bell drive in to pick up an order
of a customer – and was refused service
because of his deafness!

………………

The sequel to A Quiet Place will involve
a family that uses sign language to communicate
in order to hide themselves from blind
extraterrestrial monsters.

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DEAF AND LATE-DEAFENED DEAF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS
We have a list of deaf school superintendents that
are deaf and use ASL very well.
We also have some hearing superintendents that have
become late-deafened, mostly because of age.
Should we put these late-deafened superintendents
on the list of deaf superintendents? Or do they still
belong to the list of hearing superintendents?

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THE FAMOUS BASKETBALL MOVIE – THE HOOSIERS
The famous movie, the Hoosiers, was produced in 1986. It
is still the best basketball movie in Hollywood history.
The character, Jimmy Chitwood, who scored the last second
basket to help his high school win the state championship,
was supposed to be deaf. It was part of the script. And
in fact, there was a brief conversation among the actors
during the filming that mentioned Chitwood’s deafness.
Unfortunately, the film editors, cut out the
scene that mentioned Chitwood’s deafness!

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Half Deafness

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Top stories about the deaf:

There was a story that AI (artificial intelligence)
could come up with an almost-perfect video of
“fake” interpreter signing to a deaf client. This
is not great because AI is not perfect and interpreters
are almost perfect!

………..

What is wrong with high-definition TVs? A story
said that there is so much information crammed
on our screens. As a result, captions get smaller
and the corner showing sign language interpreter
get smaller and smaller. This means a huge
magnifying glass in front of the TV set.

……….

Another name for see-through masks?

Smile Masks!  This idea was being discussed
by a group of the disabled in Massachusetts.

…………….

A job coach, working with the deaf, said:

Their First Challenge: Getting A Meaningful Job

A meaningful job means a job that is not
considered menial and just an entry-level
and a dead-end with no future prospects.

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Do hotel chains welcome owners of Harley
motorcycles? One chain did – sponsoring
“We hear you” as a theme.

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DEAF HISTORY RESEARCH FRUSTRATION

For example – in Year 1900, a deaf writer
writes a Deaf Story, but information is not
complete and is little vague.

Year 2017, a Deaf History Researcher
finds that old 1900 story and is very
frustrated because of incomplete and
vague information.

Happens all the time in Deaf History
and Hearing History

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A BASKETBALL REFEREE THAT LAUGHS HARD DURING TIME OUT

You are watching a basketball game at Gallaudet
University.

During a timeout, a hearing fan shouted something
at a hearing referee.

The hearing referee suddenly looked at the hearing
fan and laughed very hard.

Why did the hearing referee laugh very hard? We
will never know.

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Top stories about the deaf:

Toyota has installed a video communications line
to allow deaf customers to discuss matters with
a customer service representative.

………..

The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind will be
opening a new campus – at Decatur. This school
has branch campuses scattered across the state.

……….

Sam Houston, not deaf, was a famous solder and
politician in Texas in the 19th century. There
was a story that the death of Deaf Smith upset
Houston so much that he had to take a month leave
of absence from his normal activities.

……….

A past CPA/Tax Attorney had this nightmare –
that he was discussing a complicated case on
the telephone with an IRS agent and could not
hear everything that was spoken. He started to
lose his hearing as a teenager and didn’t deal
with it until it was too late.

………………

A job coach gave this advice for deaf
people seeking jobs – to do homework, meaning
knowing which employers will hire the deaf
and which won’t, despite ADA rules!

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BRAGGING ABOUT OWNING THREE BUSINESSES

There are a few deaf people that brag
about owning three (or more) businesses.

Have to be careful about what they say.

Do they own three full time businesses?

Or do they own three part time businesses,
that total income equals one full time job?

They won’t tell you the truth if you
ask them.

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DEAF AGENCY DIRECTORS
Almost every city has a deaf service agency. Some
deaf service agency directors are hearing; some
deaf service agency directors are deaf.
Makes no difference if the director is hearing or
deaf.
What surprises DeafDigest is that some directors
“know nothing” about national deaf news that are
hot. They know a lot about home town deaf news that
are hot, but not about national hot deaf news.
It is important that all directors keep up
with national hot deaf news because it may
affect their own home town deaf programs.

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Top stories about the deaf:

A linguist said:
This gradual acceptance of ASL as a foreign language
prompts the question:

is American Sign Language, or any form of sign language,
a real language?

………..

Zoom captions have been going on for some time,
and yet complaints continue to pour in regarding
time lag – between the spoken word and the captioned
word. And things are not getting any better with it,
according to critics.

……….

A Coda was interviewed in a newspaper story.
The Coda said she had problems communicating
with her deaf parents – but pretty much was
exposed to the Deaf Community because of
parents’ friends.

She probably had problems expressing herself
in sign language but had no problems understanding
what deaf people said.

……….

LSU Health Shreveport is now training physicians
on how to help deaf patients.

………………

Worksman Cycles is the nation’s oldest bicycle-maker
company, and it is located in South Carolina. There
was a story in the newspapers of that company having
quite a few deaf employees, fixing, making and repairing
these bicycles.

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FOLLOWING A TALL HEARING WOMAN WITH GRAY HAIR
This is a true story. A deaf man was riding on the
metro subway. He sees the same hearing woman every day;
she is tall and she has a grey hair. They both get off
at the same station. They both also do not know each
other.
One time, the metro station train broke down.
There was so much confusion. All passengers were ordered
to get off at one station. The deaf man does not know
what was going on and he decided to keep his eye on that
same tall, grey haired woman, and follow her around. She
hops on an emergency bus and he follows her. That
emergency bus takes them both to their train station.
That tall gray haired woman saved the deaf man’s day.
In a big crowd, it was easier to find the tall gray hair
woman, as she was taller than everyone.

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STARTING AT THE BOTTOM
Many of us know that Hotel Hassler, in Rome,
Italy, one of the world’s best hotels, is owned
by a deaf man, Roberto Wirth.
He grew up with just one goal – to own and to
operate a great hotel. He was willing to start
at the bottom.
For a short while he attended Gallaudet
University.
At Gallaudet, he had a part time job. And it
was a great experience for him – to learn how to
cook hamburgers – at McDonald’s!
A great journey – from McDonald’s to restaurants
and hotels all over the world before owning Hotel
Hassler.
Always important to start at the bottom. It
paid off for Roberto.

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Deafies talking via pagers

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Top stories about the deaf:

Quarry Lane School has won a grant from MIT
to develop an electronic device that would help
the deaf players during basketball games.
The question is – do deaf basketball players
need such a device?

………..

A hospital staff participated in a workshop
provided by a Rotary Club on how to deal
with the deaf as well as to understand
Deaf Culture.

……….

In a newspaper article, Starbucks was praised
for accommodating the deaf via one drive in.
Starbucks just happened to have a hearing
person that knows ASL. That story did not
say what would have happened if no one knew
ASL at that time. So, basically it is a
matter of a case by case basis (or rather
drive-in by drive-in basis).

……….

The Ruderman Family Foundation, which pushes
for diversity in Hollywood, has given its
seal of approval for “Gray’s Anatomy” for
casting deaf actress Shoshannah Stern
as the deaf doctor Dr. Lauren Riley.

………………

A big issue has surfaced among estranged
deaf parents of deaf children – what is the
best way to educate their deaf children!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

ORDERING CHINESE DUMPLINGS
A deaf person ordered Chinese dumplings
at a restaurant.

The dumplings were served by the waiter,
who immediately left the table.

A group of hearing people at the next
table ordered the same thing. The
waiter served these dumplings and
pointed his finger to each dumpling,
explaining what it is – pork dumpling,
chicken dumpling, cheese dumpling,
beef dumpling, etc.

The waiter did not want to explain
to the deaf person.

Discrimination?

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PAGING ACROSS THE CAFE TABLE?
There was a newspaper story about a cafe in HCM City in
Vietnam that is popular with deaf people.
These deaf people communicate with each other while
sipping tea.
They do not communicate with each other by sign
language. They communicate with each other with their
own cell phone pagers!
Why?

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note:
Years ago, it was a fad among Gallaudet students,
that they would communicate via texts, not via
ASL, across the dining table! The Gallaudet
Dean of Student Life wasn’t too happy about it.

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Top stories about the deaf:

People never tire of reading about Beethoven
who was said to have composed his best music
after he became deaf. A Beethoven historian
said his best music took place because he
suffered so much. Really?

………..

Tracie Cascio Snow is the new president (CEO)
of Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.

……….

Are Smart Watches for the deaf really
Smart Watches? There are already complaints
that app does not work or takes too long
to notify the deaf of noises around them.

……….

An activist said, in a newspaper story:

the Struggles of Voting While Deaf

………..

Princeton University continues to refuse to
certify ASL as an approved language requirement.
There was a big article in the campus newspaper
about this issue.

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13 PEOPLE AT A DEAF CLUB EVENT
In a small town, 13 people showed up at a
deaf club event.

The club officers were thrilled, saying
it is a big attendance.

But if it was in a big city, then 13
people showing up would be a big
disappointment!

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A DEAF BANQUET IN YEAR 1943
In 1943, a deaf organization hosted a banquet for
its members at a hotel conference room.
The hotel staff removed the carpeting for the banquet.
Why was the carpeting removed?
Because the hotel people knew that deaf people liked
to feel the vibrations with the music. With carpet,
vibrations are impossible.
Hotels won’t do it any more today!

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Top stories about the deaf:
Many deaf students at hearing colleges are
complaining that not enough is being done
to accommodate their needs – interpreters
and captions.
………..
Rocky Mountain ADA, an agency in Colorado, said
that some deaf people, which require voter
assistance, are not assured of voter confidentiality.
These assistants, while “helping” the deaf vote,
may be able to know who the deaf person voted for.
……….
Critics are saying that  “Deaf Child” street
signs only mean the same as “Children as Play”
that these speeding drivers ignore.
……….
NASA engineer K. Renee Horton said in an interview
that her deafness makes hearing people look down
on her as being intellectually deficient.
………..
Ann-Marie Johnston, who is deaf but functions
as a hearing person, was written up for her
money management skills for a municipal
government agency that employs her. She is
responsible for half-billion dollars in
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NO ONE TELLS OTHER ABOUT A DEAF GUEST IN HOTEL
Hotels have three 8-hour shifts per day.
The morning shift knows that one hotel guest
is deaf. but when the morning shift people go
home, no one tells the second (and third)
shifts about that deaf guest.
The deaf guest has problems with something
in the hotel room, but the second shift also
has problems with communications.
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KICKED OUT OF A RESTAURANT
    This is a true story. A deaf woman, who is oral, entered an
ethnic restaurant in a small town.
    She walked to the counter to order food. There was a communication
problem. The restaurant owner, an immigrant from Asia, could not
understand the speech spoken by the oral woman. And also, the oral
woman could not read the lips of the immigrant woman.
    As a result, the immigrant woman ordered the oral deaf woman
out of the restaurant !
    DeafDigest wonders why the oral woman would not point to the
menu to order the food she wanted?
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A short film about a deaf girl being bullied
was produced by a hearing student, who had
her own medical issues. That short film
won acclaim by critics.
………..
Over 100 years ago, Lev Vygotsky was a
well known psychologist. He said, according
to a recent media posting, that a deaf child
will want to hear everything.
……….
Public meetings to discuss a municipal government
budget discriminates against the deaf. This
is the accusation frm a deaf activist.
……….
Sarah Glenn-Smith, the Learning Center For Deaf CEO,
has been appointed to serve on the state Commission
on the Status of Women.
…………………
Movies with little or no dialogue good or
bad for the deaf? There was media posting
that listed 10 Best Horror Movies With Little
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STARTING AT THE BOTTOM
    Many of us know that Hotel Hassler, in Rome,
Italy, one of the world’s best hotels, is owned
by a deaf man, Roberto Wirth.
    He grew up with just one goal – to own and to
operate a great hotel. He was willing to start
at the bottom.
    For a short while he attended Gallaudet
University.
    At Gallaudet, he had a part time job. And it
was a great experience for him – to learn how to
cook hamburgers – at McDonald’s!
    A great journey – from McDonald’s to restaurants
and hotels all over the world before owning Hotel
Hassler.
    Always important to start at the bottom. It
paid off for Roberto.
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VIBRATIONS AND THE DEAF
    Evelyn Glennie is deaf and is the world’s best
  musical percussionist.
    Her trick is to take off her shoes while
  performing on the stage.
    She feels the vibrations much better without
her shoes!
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DeafDigest – 18 October 2020

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While Deaf U continues to be controversial,
Nyle said:
There Is No One Right Way To Be Deaf
He is correct.
………..
Covid-19 has made it difficult for deaf patients
in the hospice. This is what one hospice doctor
said – even with interpreters.
……….
Gabriela Lena Frank, who is deaf, described as profound,
is a pianist. She has won one of the highest awards given
a musician – the Heinz Award.
……….
A police officer, on his way to work, witnessed an
automobile accident in front of him. He got out of
his car and ran to the assistance of one of the
victims. Upon realizing the victim was deaf, the
officer used sign language to communicate with him.
The officer knew sign language because his son
was deaf! It took place in Portland, Oregon where
anti-cop feelings are high.
……….
Riz Ahmed played a fake-deaf role in the movie –
Sound of Metal. Critics said his deaf-acting
and deaf-signing roles were stunning. This still
does not explain why not case the real-deaf actor
in the first place?
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ORAL TEACHER KNOWING ASL!
    Historians know that Grace Coolidge, wife of past
president Calvin Coolidge, taught at Clarke School for
the Deaf before she married him.
    We all know that Clarke School teaches the oral
method, not ASL method.
    Yet, some historians said that she used ASL
with her family at the White House because she
wanted her conversations to be secret from the
nosey people.
    Is it possible that Grace secretly used ASL
in the Clarke classrooms? She knew she would be
fired if Clarke administration found out.
    We will never know.
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BETTER TO ADMIT DEAFNESS THAN TO ADMIT DIABETES?
    Paula Deen, hearing, is a famous hostess of her own
TV cooking shows. She just revealed to the world that
she has diabetes and that she hid it from public.
    Many people are very angry at her – they think
she is a hypocrite for encouraging us to eat
“dangerous” food.
    Many hearing people hide their hearing loss for
a long time – until they finally admit it. Are
people angry at them? No.
    Angry at Paula? Yes. Not angry at a late-deafened
person? No.
    Why? Good question!
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DeafDigest – 11 October 2020

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Nyle is continuing to pitch to networks and studios
these future deaf-only movies. He wants to remove
deafness as a stigma if these movies are successful.
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Michigan is looking for ASL-fluent poll workers
to help guide deaf voters.
……….
An interpreter being one of the few people to get
rave reviews in a TV interpreting role? This was
the headline in one newspaper. The correct header
should be:
All interpreters get rave reviews
……….
D.C. Goutoufas, who is deaf, is campaigning
for election as Hillsborough County (Florida) Property
Appraiser.
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An interpreter was featured in a newspaper
story, which said he earns $60,000 a year.
This is interesting, because most people
do not like to tell the public how much
money they earn in any job, interpreting
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TALKING TO SELF
Many hearing people talk to themselves?
There are some deaf people that sign to themselves.
It is embarrassing when hearing people look at
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A BOOK ON THE DEAF IN HOLLYWOOD
In 1988, former Gallaudet provost John S. Schuchman
wrote a book – Hollywood Speaks.
It was probably easier to write a book at that
time because we really did not have that too many
deaf actors and deaf actresses in Hollywood movies
and TV shows.
If someone wants to write a book right now about
the deaf in Hollywood, it will be very difficult
because there has been a big increase of deaf
actors since 1988.
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Dear Readers,
This will be my last blurb for DeafDigest.  It has been 10 years!
It was a pleasure educating and entertaining you all these years.
This COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted my comedy show.  I haven’t been
able to perform for an audience for a long time.
I am going to work on something new to entertain you!  It will be a
while!
Connect with me on Facebook at René the Unstoppable.
Thank you to the DeafDigest editor for the years I have shared with you!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
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DeafDigest – 04 October 2020

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Actor Timothy Olyphant is not deaf, but he appears
on the TV series – Fargo, Season 4, playing the
role of U.S. Marshal Dick ‘Deaf’ Wickware.
Why the Deaf nickname?
………..
Dollar Tree Distribution, Inc. has been sued for
discriminating against a deaf job applicant.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
is handling the case.
……….
Today’s census vs 1830’s & 1840’s census?
What is the difference? The 1830’s & 1840’s census
asked if there were people in the household that were
deaf, dumb, insane, and blind. Today’s census does
not ask these questions.
……….
Jadin Vereen, not deaf, is a human resource management
major at Francis Marion University in South Carolina.
Her main interest with that major is interesting –
using her ASL knowledge to help the workplace
more deaf-friendly!
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The presidential debate was lost on many deaf
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BADGE THAT SAYS DEAF
Some deaf people wear badges that say
this word DEAF.
They want to warn hearing people that
they must communicate with notes or by
easy gestures.
Worth it? Many deaf people prefer to
be invisible!
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TWO GROUPS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS OF THE DEAF
    Psychologists always disagree on many
things. It is the same with psychologists
that work with the deaf.
    One group of psychologists working with the
deaf would look on the deaf from a cultural
point of view. Another group of psychologists
that work with the deaf look on the deaf from
a medical and audiological point of view!
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I wanted to watch the most recent presidential debate.  Captions on TV
were not gonna work for me!
I explored some other alternatives for  watching the debate live.
I found a way, I watched it online.
I used my ZoomText software to enlarge the screen and I
was able to fit the captioning within my monitor (22”) space.
A disadvantage was that I couldn’t see the faces of the two candidates.
At least I am educated and ready to VOTE!
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DeafDigest – 27 September 2020

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An educator, who is also an advocate, said:
It is very important when working with deaf students
to understand the deaf culture, even if you cannot
use the sign language
That advocate is correct.
………..
Could the Deaf Community of USA challenge our
national political leaders to learn how to
fingerspell their names – as part of Deaf Awareness
Week?  These leaders would probably not accept
the challenge – but it is working in Australia.
Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia
has accepted the challenge along with 51 other
Australian hearing leaders.
……….
Oscar changed its rules to make the honors
more diverse. A loophole was pointed out –
what defines hard of hearing? As an example
Katie Leclerc has a hearing loss, but she
functions perfectly as a hearing person.
Would she still be defined as hard of
hearing?
……….
Are architects and interior decorators
aware of ADA rules? Yes, according  to
an article in a magazine distributed
among hotel owners.
……….
The Rochester Fringe Festival is going on
right now. A well known group doing
a variety of performances is called
Dangerous Signs. Yes, it more or less
represents the NTID people.
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EASY CONFUSION OVER HEARING EAR DOG
    DeafDigest editor has a dog, as a pet, not as a
Hearing Ear dog.
    Many years ago, a deaf woman, who hated
Hearing Ear dogs, confronted DeafDigest editor
and mocked him for having a Hearing Ear Dog.
    DeafDigest editor told the woman that she
was wrong because she confused two different
people with the same first name – Barry. The
other Barry had a Hearing Ear Dog, which
made it confusing!
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CORRECT FLOORS BUTTON IN ELEVATORS
Why that 99 percent of time when hearing people
with a deaf person enter an elevator, the hearing
person always whispers the floor number to push
the button. Sometimes hard to lipread what floor
the hearing person wanted.
But one percent of the time, the hearing person
knows about a deaf person in the elevator. Instead
of whispering the floor number, he will flash
his fingers, telling him which floor button to
push. Five fingers in one hand and two fingers in
other hand tells the deaf person it is 7th floor.
Rare that hearing person thinks to use his hands.
He whispers all the time.
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Guest writer, Rona writes again
‘DeafBlind memory map organization system’
It is important to reduce the frustrations that many DeafBlind people may
experience as others utilize shared equipment and neglect to return it to its
assigned place in the home.
When this happens, you can tap the offenders shoulder for help and TELL them
when they are done to please return stuff back to the EXACT place where it
belongs, to make it easier for all to find things for  their needs.
If things get misplaced more often, you need to persist in alerting them and
hopefully they will soon realize how frustrated you are and how necessary it is
for DeafBlind people to know where to find things in their environment.
It’s far better and quicker for you knowing where to find things according to
your DB memory map organization system and you instruct those around you to
abide by your system. Life would be so much more pleasant all around.
The DeafBBlind memory map organization system can be applied everywhere at home
or at work or other commonly travelled areas, making it easier for everyone to
find things faster according to your DB memory map organization system.
Happy Autumn!
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a tweet said:
There is a legend that deaf people started the football
huddle so the other team couldn’t eavesdrop.
note:
Eavesdrop? It means listening to voices. Gallaudet quarterbacks
use sign language, not voices, to give signals before the ball
is snapped!
………..
In a newspaper story a deaf person said that when he
meets up with a hearing friend at a bar, they start
off the conversation by passing notes back and forth.
But after a while, they both get tired of writing
and resort to lip reading and gestures to continue
the conversation. It pretty much runs true for
many deaf people@
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A common deaf phase – I can do anything
except to hear was divided into these
categories by a deaf leader – must
be able attend a deaf school, must be
able to communicate with hearing without
assistance (meaning no interpreters),
must be able to support myself
financially, a first class interpeter
during classes and speeches, excellent
deaf devices to help me, a deaf-only
social life and so on. A long shopping list?
Yes. Realistic? Good question.
……….
Brian Kane, who was born deaf, was written
up in a newspaper as he was celebrating his
65th year, of operation of a local empire of
residential and commercial properties. He
functions as a hearing person and does not
use sign language.
……….
The staff at Blip Roasters, a popular coffee
place in Kansas City, Missouri, have
developed “coffee sign language” to better
communicate with deaf coffee drinkers.
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A LEADER DISAPPOINTED IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY
    A leader moved to a new Deaf Community. He
thought deaf people would be interested in
employment, social services, interpreting,
and other benefits.
    Much to his disappointment, their #1
priority was seeing that the movie theaters
show open captions. Nothing else mattered
to them.
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ABUSIVE DEAF AIRPLANE PASSENGER
Flying in an airplane can be stressful
for many passengers, both deaf and hearing.
One flight attendant remembers one
incident with a deaf passenger.
The deaf person asked for a pen.
The flight attendant loaned it to him.
The deaf person wrote insulting
comments about the flight attendant.
Fortunately for the deaf passenger,
the airline didn’t kick him out of the
plane!
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I was starting to do “Mr Mom’s” chores the other day.  I couldn’t find
Clorox Bleach cleaner that morning.
I complained to my wife and suspected one of our kids used it to clean
upstairs.
I couldn’t find it so I went to the basement storage and took another
bottle up.
I started cleaning the kitchen counter with the new Clorox Bleach cleaner
spray bottle.
My wife found the missing bottle from upstairs and she traded it.
She informed me that the new bottle was for the bathroom!
A formula or something in the bottle for the bathroom.
Now the kitchen doesn’t smell like a swimming pool!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
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DeafDigest – 13 September 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
A hearing basketball team lost a game to a
deaf basketball team. Said a hearing player:
they had better communication than us, what could I say!
………..
Buzz words (or buzz phrases) come and go. The latest one is:
deafness is a disability but not inability
……….
A headline on deaf actress Shoshannah Stern was
this:
She Turned Down An Audition To Play A Patient On Grey’s Anatomy.
A Decade Later, She’s Finally On The Show—As Its First Deaf Doctor.
……….
The first responder and the deaf, in need of assistance.
The first responder would normally ask R U OK?. These
responders may possibly not know that the person
seeking assistance is deaf. Several things may happen –
that the deaf person may tell the responder he is ok, not
wanting to go through the communication hassles
that the first responder may struggle with communications,
not realizing the person is deaf
that the first responder may delay assistance, waiting
for an interpreter.
These scenarios are scary
……….
The National Theatre of the Deaf, the long time
mainstay in Connecticut, will be moving to
Washington, DC.  In the past Hughes Memorial
Theater, based on the Gallaudet campus but
not part of Gallaudet, was a popular theater
in the metro DC area. It was an all-ASL theatre
where as NTD is not.  We shall see what happens.
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ABUSIVE DEAF EMAIL MESSAGES
    From time to time DeafDigest editor receives abusive
email messages from a few deaf people.
    DeafDigest editor has noticed one thing – that these few
deaf people have serious problems with their life – in trouble
with law, problems making friends, problems with their spouses,
problems with their jobs, etc, etc.
    Do happy deaf people send abusive emails? Or is it unhappy
deaf people that send abusive emails?
    Don’t know – it is a good question!
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A COMMON ARGUMENT AT POST OFFICE MANY YEARS AGO
Years ago many deaf families watched
Captioned Movies at home with their 16mm
projectors.
The post office delivered these films to
their homes. They had to go back to the post
office to return these films.
It was always same old story – arguing with
the confused post office clerks – some thought
postage was free; some thought postage was
library rate; some thought postage was regular
rate!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Breakfast
I was frying eggs for breakfast.
I always use plenty of pepper on my eggs.
It just happened that my pepper mill was out of pepper corn!
So, I use already ground pepper in a can from McCormick.
I flipped one side open and it poured!
Oh, what a hot spicy breakfast I had!
Lesson learned! I need to feel the top before shaking!
Coffee refill coming up!
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DeafDigest – 06 September 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
Sign language class is discriminatory? It
involves New York University, one of the world’s
most prestigious universities. A professor
said that if students cannot afford a text book
and a DVD they should not take ASL classes.
Students are furious. Will NYU take action?
NTU in the past offered a graduate program
for deaf people wanting to serve the deaf.
Not any more because of the same old story –
lack of federal funding.
………..
a geneticist said:
The human race is gradually losing its hearing
This is an interesting comment because there
are geneticists that try to fix deafness!
……….
If Stacey Knoell, a former interpreter and a
Democrat, wins the seat in Kansas Senate’s 9th
District (Olathe), will she interpret
her own legislative speeches – or at least
make sure it is interpreted by another
interpreter? We shall see.
……….
Better communications in space among the
deaf, not among the hearing! Says who?
An article in the New Yorker magazine.
Sign language communications were always
great to begin with, either on Earth
or outside of Earth.
……….
The New York Times said that one of the 20
TV shows to watch is the Gallaudet series
on deaf students – showing them just as
human as hearing students are at other
colleges.
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BAD QUESTION TO ASK DEAF PERSON
A bad question from hearing person
to ask deaf person is this:
Can you read?
We should ask the hearing person this
bad question:
Can you write?
Note:
As a child, the DeafDigest editor was asked
by a neighbor that wrote on the black board
that question – can you read?  DeafDigest
editor told his mother about it; very furious,
the mother confronted the neighbor, telling
her that deaf people are not stupid, despite
their deafness!
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AUTOMATIC EMPLOYER EXCUSE
A deaf person was job-seeking. He could
not find a job.
During one interview, the employer says
all employees must be able to communicate
with customers, and that a deaf person cannot
communicate.
The deaf person said he could write his
responses on paper or through relay service.
The employer’s automatic excuse:
Sorry, I cannot hire you.
It happened in Great Britain, where there
is no ADA. If the employer said the same
thing in USA, he will be sued
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
There are COVID-19 precautions when we have medical appointments.
I had an observation at my recent appointment with Tactile ASL interpreter
service.
The nurse asked me all kinds of questions and took temperature.
Of course this was to be safe and protect others in the medical building.
One thing I noticed was that the nurse did not ask the interpreter the
same questions!
This procedure is important for our safety too!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
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DeafDigest – 30 August 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
The National Lottery of Wales has been funding
several deaf events and services for the deaf.
………..
Still rated as one of Jerry Seinfeld’s
top episodes was “The Lip Reader” which
featured Marlee Matlin as the deaf woman
who could lip read.
……….
AppTek said they are working on enhancing
the captioning of videoconferences,
……….
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech (Clarke)
has appointed Bruce Skyer as president and CEO.
What is his background in deafness or of the
deaf?
Zero.
……….
Sara Novic, an advocate on the rights and needs
of the deaf, said:
so many hearing people view deafness as a deficiency
rather than a separate linguistic context, worldview
and culture
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A DEAF CHILD STREET SIGN
    There are many Deaf Child signs on streets everywhere in
USA.
    And it is an old story that the deaf child grows up,
becomes an adult and moves away from the old house.
    Yet – that sign still continues. Why wasn’t the sign
taken down?
    A Department of Transportation person in one big city
said:
The parent must tell us to remove the sign. If they don’t
tell us, the sign stays there!
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DEAF STAY IN ONE JOB OR JUMP FROM JOB TO JOB
Many deaf people find a job and stay with it for
many years. It is always a fear of not finding a new
job if he quits his long-time job.
Many hearing people jump from one job to job; they
are called job-hoppers or job-jumpers.
Who is right? Stay in one job and suffer from bad
bosses and bad employees or to quit and hope to find
another new job?
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Election day is not too far away!  During this pandemic time is worrisome.
Lots of headlines are discussing “Vote-by-Mail”
During the primary I voted by mail, it was not accessible for me.
A blind man in New Hampshire sued the Secretary of State for not having
accessible ballots.
I feel the same, why not send me an email for me to vote via computer then
print it and mail?
Anyway I assume I’ll be voting by mail just to be safe.
Are you Registered to vote?  If not, I strongly encourage you to do so!
Every vote counts!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 23 August 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
A bar would not permit patrons to use iPhones
to communicate with each other. That bar avoided
this question – what if a deaf and a hearing
patrons used their iPhones to text each other!
……….
Covid-19 authorities have repeatedly said that
clear face shields, which would have helped lip reading,
is no substitute for face masks.
……….
Hard of hearing agencies in Great Britain
have been criticized by deaf activists for
not providing sign language communications
for deaf clients that use sign language.
……….
In Kuyasa, located in South Africa, 30 plots
of land were reserved for the deaf to build
their houses. Because of red tape with
government paperwork, these plots were taken
away and given to a developer.
……….
There was a story in the newspapers about
the Bruegger’s Bagels outlet in a shopping
mall in Greensboro, NC that has several deaf
employees. And for that reason, about half
of the hearing employees use sign language
to communicate with them.
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BANK TELLER WHISPERING TO ANOTHER TELLER
    You go to the same bank every week to deposit
your money.
    You go to the same teller that knows you are deaf.
But this week, the same teller is busy with another
customer so you go to a different teller window.
    The new teller does not know you, and says something.
Suddenly the old teller sees you and runs to the new
teller, whispering in his ear “he is deaf.”
    Is this polite or is this rude?
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A MYSTERY ASL ON A TV PROGRAM
Few years ago, a leading character used ASL
for a short time on a TV program.
Puzzled, DeafDigest editor researched
the TV show on the web site to find out
why was the actor using ASL.
There was no real reason for it; there were
no deaf characters on the show; there was no
deaf plot on the show; nothing at all related
to deafness.
Why ASL?
Sometimes scriptwriters would put it in the show
for no reason at all!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Everything seems to be going virtual during this pandemic.
I got quite a few invitations to attend events via Zoom video
conference.
This is difficult for us who are DeafBlind, because we cannot see
the video.
The only accessible way is to have someone at my side providing
tactile ASL
Very few interpreters are willing to do tactile ASL interpreting
due to COVID-19
As one DeafBlind individual said “Social Distancing is a DeafBlind
persons worse nightmare!”
So, I have an invitation to attend a virtual birthday party!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 17 August 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
Is ASL English? Or is ASL not English? An interpreter
said it is not English. ASL linguists may disagree.
……….
The producers of the upcoming film “Edicius” is
asking for a deaf female actor for a supporting
role. Another acting opportunity for deaf actors.
……….
Discovermagazine.com ran an article titled:
Why Deaf People Oppose Using Gene Editing to “Cure” Deafness
……….
Marlee Matlin said that the White House refusal
to provide interpreters during COVID-19 TV
press conferences are something no one understands
why.
……….
Hush, a movie about a deaf woman living alone
in the woods, won raves – even though it
was played by a fake-deaf actress. Anyway,
a critic pointed out – why would a deaf person
live alone in the woods?
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DO CALIFORNIA PEOPLE LOVE ADA LAWSUITS?
Do California people love to file ADA lawsuits?
Why is DeafDigest asking this question?
Because 40 percent of ADA lawsuits in USA are from
California!
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A DYING LANGUAGE AND THE DEAF PERSON
    The world has over 6,000 languages and linguists
feel that by year 2100, there will be just 600
languages left.
    This is why linguists race to interview old
people that speak rare languages – before these
people die.
    Some languages only have 2 or 3 speakers left.
One language in Alaska and another language in
Nepal only have one speaker each. And both of them
are late deafened. Makes it very hard for linguists
to interview them because of their deafness.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
While vacationing in Maine
My son-in-law guided me from the beach to our beach house one evening.
He got lost!  Since I have been in this beach town for 25 plus years, I
was able to instruct him on how to find our house!
It is a small beach town so it was easy to connect the dots!  He let me
know where the beach was and I saw cars coming out from one street.
“That must be Church street!”  We needed to cross the road and go In
Between Motels (that’s the motel name!)
We continue until the second street on the left and walked up till we
found the house!
So being blind did not prevent me from finding my way around this beach
town!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 09 August 2020

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A state-of-the-art 911 relay system is five years away
from reaching reality in New York City, according
to tech contractors.
……….
Arnold & Porter, one of the nation’s most powerful
law firms, will fight the White House over lack of
interpreters during these Covid-19 updates.
……….
Petaluma Pie Company (California) has a ASL-signing
pie maker. Before Covid-19, there was a weekly
Deaf Pie Happy Hour at the shop. Anyone signing
ASL would get 15 percent discount off their pie
orders. This stopped because of the Pandemic.
Deaf Pie Happy Hour has come back, much to the
joy of deaf people that love pies!
……….
An engineer that works on hearing aid design
said that future hearing aids get smaller and
smaller, yet at the same time, must show
better quality, bear longer battery life and
be a perfect fit for the human ear.
……….
Disney Plus is planning to release Mulan, a production
that many people are looking forward to. Will it
be open captioned or not? The Disney people aren’t
telling!
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IMPOSSIBLE JOB INTERVIEW
It happened many years before ADA. A
deaf person, looking for a job, was
given an interview by an impatient,
fast-talking boss.
The interview was a joke. The boss
talked very fast, impossible for the
deaf person to understand.
Then the boss stopped, shook hands
with the deaf person and led him out of
the office.
What happened? Deaf person still didn’t
know what happened!
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TTY WAS A LUCKY INVENTION
TTY was popular in the Deaf Community from the seventies
through the nineties.
It was a lucky invention. Why? Robert Weitbrecht, a deaf
man, loved to hike in the mountains in California. He
was hiking with a hearing friend. During the hike, another
group came nearby. A woman in that group overheard Weitbrecht’s
oral deaf voice and knew he was deaf. She came to him and
introduced herself as a mother of a deaf son.
Both groups chatted for a while, and Weitbrecht told the
woman that he loved to work on old TTY machines for radio
ham communications. She asked him – why not change the
radio ham TTY machine to deaf TTY machine?
The rest is history!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Shopping lists
Creating a shopping list is getting harder for me to read,
even when I use black markers.
Other people in the house write with light colored pens or pencils.
Those lists are invisible to me!? That is why I write over them with
black markers!
If you have an iPad or an iPhone, you can make your own list stand out!
Go to “Notes” and title it “Shopping List”.
You can type in your shopping needs and return anytime to add more
to the list.
Then, when you are ready to send it to your spouse, or friends, or family,
etc. simply click the to compose email icon.
Add in the email address and send!
It is very accessible!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 02 August 2020

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Computer gesture is everywhere – cars, movie theaters
and work places.
Technicians are saying it is great. It is not great if
the computer misunderstands a gesture and think it is
a dirty word!
……….
There was a nice local newspaper story
about a deaf cashier at a supermarket,
wearing a mask, coming across a deaf
customer, checking out her groceries!
They became instant friends.
……….
There was a tale that was going on –
that a deaf patron realized his hearing aid
was lost at a bar; coming home he found his
hearing aid on the kitchen table.  Either
it was a ghost or a friendly hearing patron
saw the missing hearing aid and rushed to
his friend’s home and put it on the kitchen
counter! Or the deaf patron had too many
drinks and couldn’t remember exactly what
happened?
……..
The District of Columbia Council has passed
a bill to set up DC Office for Deaf and Hard
of Hearing. How and to what extent would it
function remains to be seen. In some states,
the commissions provide cradle to grave
services; in other states, it is just an
advisory body, and so on. If the DC mayor
appoints the director then the mayor has
the right to fire the director.
……….
Not in USA, but in Hebden Bridge, part of
West Yorkshire, Great Britain, there is
a weekly forum to discuss accessibility
and communication issues between deaf
shoppers and hearing shop owners.
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HATING PAPER AND PEN
    Do hearing people hate paper and pen while deaf people
love paper and pen?
    Often we go to a store, and tell the clerk you are deaf
and you need to write something on paper.
    You watch (and laugh) for few minutes as the hearing
clerk runs all over, looking for a pen and a paper pad!
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A REASON FOR WHITE OR YELLOW CAPTIONS
    A director of a state commission for the deaf told
DeafDigest editor last week that there is a reason for
white or yellow captions.
    He said that deaf people with low vision prefer white
or yellow captions.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Zoom video conferences are booming everywhere!
Last week I tried to participate in a Zoom conference call for a meeting that I
chair.
Interpreters needed to back out on “face to face” tactile interpreting for me.
I used VRS service with the DeafBlind Videophone software called myMMXdb.
That way I dialed in the phone number ten minutes before the meeting started.
I was on hold for a long time, it said to wait for the next available video
interpreter.
I Waited over a half an hour!  I Hung up and dialed customer service, again I
waited for the next available rep!
I gave up and sent an email to the VRS provider and carbon copy to FCC and
complained.
It turned out the VRS provider was swarmed with unexpected calls and couldn’t
keep up with demand that morning.
I got more Zoom conference invitations, interpreter service provided via Zoom.
That doesn’t help me or most DeafBlind individuals.
What does ADA say?
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 26 July 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
ADA encourages the disabled to become self-advocates.
This is what one ADA activist said.
……….
The Mexican government has enacted its intellectual
property law to require on-line and printed
material to be deaf-friendly.
……….
In an effort to show the public that the deaf can
do anything, Archana Timmaraju, who is deaf,
rode her motorbike from one end of India to the
other end of India. It was a trip that took her
48 days.
……..
A group of German researchers are working on a CI
that uses sound waves instead of electrical waves!
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Deaf people need jobs, no matter where in the
world. Kevin Coster, who is deaf, with years of
experience working on farms in New Zealand, had
no luck finding a job. He then held up a big
sign poster on the highway, asking for employment.
He said he has attracted several queries but no
concrete job offers yet. DeafDigest hopes that
by the time this edition goes out he has already
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CLASS IN A DARK ROOM
A deaf student attends classes at a hearing
college, with interpreters.
In one class, the classroom is dark. You cannot
see the interpreter. The professor refuses to turn
on the lights so that you can see the interpreter?
Discrimination? Yes, but why not attend Gallaudet
or NTID or CSUN?
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UNDERSTANDING FRENCH SIGN LANGUAGE
    DeafDigest editor is fluent with ASL. But can he understand
French Sign Language? No!
    He was watching several deaf French people communicate in
FSL for a long time – and he did not understand what they were
talking about!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
For years, I have tended to knock over glasses filled with liquid, such
as milk.
I didn’t see it near me or forgot it was there!
That is what it is like to be DeafBlind or have a senior moment.
My daughter gave me a plastic glass with a suction at the bottom.
Interesting! It works great, I can hit the glass on the side and it will
not fall over!
You must pick the glass straight up to release the suction.
She gave me a “beer can cooler” which has a suction on the bottom too!
It doesn’t knock over and keeps my drinks cold!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 19 July 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
Roberto Wirth, who is deaf, owns Hotel Hassler
in Rome. This hotel is considered to be one
of the world’s best. Has the Pandemic affected
his hotel business? Yes, but he is adapting.
In the past, the hotel restaurant – Imàgo
has been located in the lobby area. He has
moved the restaurant to the outdoor space
on the 7th floor. This restaurant, by the
way, has been given Michelin honors.
……….
In India, severely and profoundly deaf people,
despite their legal qualifications, cannot
be appointed as civil judges. This was the
issue raised in a legal publication.
……….
A trick legal question surfaced in a court case
involving a deaf defendant in an assault case
he was involved with few other hearing defendants.
The attorney, defending the deaf man, said that
because of his deafness, it was impossible
for him to work together with his hearing
friends. The judge turned down the attorney’s
argument.
……..
In a newspaper interview, a hard of hearing
man, who functions as a hearing person,
revealed his tricks – must know where to
sit in the room, must make sure people
sit on the side of my better ear (not my
worst ear) and always facing the person
to read lips while hearing the voice
with his better ear.
……….
A deaf boy lost his cochlear implant, dropping
it in the lake by accident. The lost device
was found thanks to expertise by a professional
ring finder who was summoned to duty in
Wisconsin.
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TO ACCEPT HEARING PEOPLE OR TO AVOID THEM
Many deaf people hate it when hearing people
come to them, trying to get into a conversation.
This is why many deaf people walk away when
hearing people come to them. Too much hassle in
trying to lipread or to write notes or to use
gestures.
But – we may never know? You walk away from
a hearing person that could have been a great
contact for you – such as a better job offer!
Or maybe it is a scout for a movie, looking
for a perfect character for a new movie!
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A SPEECH WITHOUT A PRINTED COPY
    In 1966, there was a surprise visitor that came to
the Gallaudet University graduation ceremony.
    The surprise visitor was president Lyndon B.
Johnson. No one knew about the visit – not even
the Gallaudet president or the White House.
    Johnson arrived at the graduation and immediately
went on the stage to give a speech. After the speech
he left Gallaudet.
    Where is the printed copy of his speech? The
Johnson Library archives does not have it. The
Gallaudet archives does not have it.
    A big mystery!
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I walked down to the reservoir (our state park) with my adopted
daughter for the afternoon.
Things had changed, the bath house was closed and they had set up
porta potties in the parking lot.
My daughter guided me to the door and I opened it.
I didn’t know it was a handicapped potty room!
It was so dark and I felt like I was in a prison cell feeling
my way around.
I finally found the toilet and relieved myself.
After I finished I had to feel my way around to find
hand sanitizer.
Remember I was in the handicapped potty,  and it was
at a standing height
Lets see my experience with my guide next time!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 12 July 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
Two restaurants in Mumbai, India that hired over
50 deaf people, have closed up. The owners said
they have no money to continue operations.
……….
The deaf of Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia are publicly
protesting that the society rejects them because
of their deafness.
……….
An advice column in a newspaper said there is
no such a thing as one-size-fits-it-all hearing
aids. In other words, not one hearing is the
best for anyone.
……..
A history section in Indianapolis newspaper
said that during the ‘The Great Influenza’
pandemic in 1918, soldiers were stationed
at Indiana School for the Deaf. They were
in the city to restore public order.
……….
The Seattle Deaf Film Festival is featuring
27 different deaf films. Not sure if this is
a record among these previous Deaf Film Festivals.
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SOME HEARING PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF THE DEAF
    In some offices, there are some hearing people
that are afraid to communicate with the deaf.
They do not want to write notes. Instead they try to
communicate with crazy behavior.
    Examples are:
– waving the workpaper left to right back and forth
– pointing at the workpaper without explaining why
– showing the workpaper about 5 feet away from the deaf person
making it hard to read
    Is it funny or is it sad?
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CI OPERATION CANCELLED TWICE
    A deaf man was scheduled for a CI.
He showed up at the hospital. The
surgeon arrived but after waiting for
a long time, the deaf man was told
operation was cancelled and to go home.
    Why? Because the CI surgeon did not
have his surgical equipment. It happened
not once but twice!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
As many of you know, in the time of COVID 19, meetings are frequently
scheduled via Zoom Video Conference.
I happened to be the chairperson for an advisory council.
Three interpreters are typically hired to work with me during the
meeting.
The State banned in person meetings until further notice.
As a DeafBlind person who uses tactile ASL, using Zoom video conference is
inaccessible.
The 3 interpreters who were scheduled to work with me had to drop out for
safety reasons.
My last resort is to use one of the VRS providers using my software and to
call in.
The software is called myMMXdb, where I can use ASL on the VRS system and
the interpreter will type back in text.
I can set my needs such as font size and background colors.
So soon I’ll be doing this, when all others are using Zoom Video
Conference.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 05 July 2020

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Shaylee Mansfield, who is deaf, is an actress
with the Netflix’s ‘Feel the Beat’ movie.
She is just 11 years old.
……….
Powerlink, a tech company that works with
the internet, discriminated against deaf applicants
and deaf employees. As a result, EEOC won a
case, forcing Powerlink to reach a cash settlement.
……….
To help the deaf of China understand and keep up
with the world’s current events, three deaf
sign language anchors were hired. They all said
it is not an easy job but always trying to do their
best.
……..
Nakuru County Assembly (Kenya) passed a motion to hire
more interpreters, acknowledging that the deaf need
interpreting services that could possibly lead them
to finding employment.
……….
The following deaf agencies and schools have won grants to help
clients deal with Covid-19 issues – Arizona State Schools
for the Deaf and the Blind, CaringWorks, Health Signs Center,
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities,
Partners in Deaf Health and The Learning Center for the Deaf.
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A HEARING EAR CAT
    A Hearing Ear cat? Not a joke. In England there was a
deaf woman, who lived by herself in her apartment
with a cat. Each time the doorbell rang, the cat would
jump into the deaf woman’s lap, alerting her that someone
was at the door. It worked each time.
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A LONG TIME AGO DEAF BOXER HELPED CREATE 10-COUNT RULE
    Deaf Burke was a famous early 19th century boxer. Before one
big match, the referee was worried about Burke not able to
hear the shouted 10-count rule. If a boxer is knocked to the
floor, he must get up before the end of the 10-count rule or
he is knocked out. Instead, the referee used his arms to show
Burke each count. This is the rule that boxing uses today –
thanks to deaf Burke!
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My term as president of American Association of the DeafBlind
ended June 30.
Newly elected AADB board list below for two years
Officers:
Randall (Randy) Pope – President
Aimee Bader – Vice President
Tara Invidiato – Secretary
Sarah Goodwin – Treasurer
Members-at-Large:
Lisa Flaherty-Vaughn
Arthur (Art) Roehrig
Jesse Stanley
Steve Collins
Patrick Vellia
Best of luck to the new board!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 28 June 2020

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A group of hearing people in Big Spring,
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the Southwest Collegiate Institute Deaf.
These hearing people, however, had no real
connection, one way or other to the deaf or
of the collegiate program!
……….
No two state commissions for the deaf and hard of
hearing operate the same. This being said, the
chairperson of the New Hampshire Commission on
Deafness and Hearing Loss said that they solicit
donations from businesses, getting help each from
non-profit agencies and also from volunteers.
……….
The Deaf Centers of Nevada has been forced to
deal with shortage of face masks to distribute
to its deaf clients.
……..
Disney has issued a casting call for deaf actors
to play a deaf Hawkeye role.
……….
Today’s ADA is by far much more complex and more
complicated than the original ADA. An example
is Section 12102 buried inside today’s ADA regs
that tries to define exactly what is a disability.
Splitting hairs, is what ADA specialists are saying
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LOUD TIMERS IN KITCHEN
In restaurant kitchens, hearing chefs use loud
clock timers to tell them that dishes on the stove
and oven are ready to be taken out and served.
When these restaurants hire deaf chefs, there
are no big, visible, alerting timers to tell
them the food is finished with cooking.
Why?
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10,000 STEPS RULE ON I-PHONE
iPhone has an app that helps count
10,000 steps per day for users that want to
exercise and keep their weight down.
It may be funny! A deaf person was
communicating in ASL all morning with
her family and then went out for her walk.
She looked at the walk-counter and it
already showed over 10,000 steps and she
wasn’t even walking, except in her house.
It was realized that the iPhone confused
ASL movement of hands with walking on the
streets!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Matching colors is getting more difficult for me.
I have a hard time trying to match my clothes of different colors.
If I don’t get assistance that day, I’ll probably hide in the office!
Or should I empty the closet and replace with all same color shirts and
pants?
That is gonna be a boring life.
That is why I have my wife decorate me!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
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A deaf prisoner said, in an interview, that
prison officials know nothing on the needs
of the deaf but they learn from the long-time
deaf prisoners.
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A statement in a newspaper said captioning is
a necessity for the hearing (but hinted that
it is a luxury for the deaf). This statement
is puzzling.
……….
The Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging &
Independent Living and the state Police has
come up with a visor communications card
to help the deaf and the police communicate
with each other on traffic stops.
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What is required to become an interpreter?
An interpreting agency administrator listed
these requirements – be fluent in ASL, have
good English grammar, understand Deaf Culture,
Deaf Traditions and Deaf History. And most
important of all, get certified by passing
all these required exams.
……….
The Pandemic lockdown has come at the wrong
time for deaf actors of France. They said
they were seeing a possible breakthrough in
the casting of deaf actors  – but the Pandemic
Lockdown came – and it is back to Square One
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A SAD DEAF PRISON STORY
In a midwest city, a deaf ooach of a
deaf basketball club could not find enough
players to have a team. He gave up.
Reason? Few of his best players were
in prison!
Very sad.
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OUR DEAF DOCTORS
    We have a few deaf doctors in USA. Sometimes they
meet together at conventions and at workshops.
    When they meet together, what are the two things
they often discuss?
    The stethoscope and the surgical mask. There are
electronic stethoscopes that may help the deaf doctor
listen to heart beats. And there are see-through
surgical masks that allow them to read lips.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Video Relay Services and the DeafBlind
For people who have Usher Syndrome, many have experienced
difficulty using VRS.
There was a so-called DeafBlind VRS but it was are closed
or have been unsuccessful.
Now, back to trying my default VRS provider is getting difficult.
I made a phone call to make an appointment, but to my dismay
the video interpreters were not wearing dark clothing!
I had to request to switch to another video interpreter, again
had to switch to a third video interpreter!
You know simple solution, wear dark shirt, crewneck, 3/4 length
sleeves.
Is that too hard to ask??
I spent more time switching interpreters than making my appointment!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
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DeafDigest – 14 June 2020

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pretend to be deaf, and that it also was
the most difficult role he had to play.
……….
Hearing people whose knowledge or understanding
of ASL are forever fascinated by interpreter’s
signs. This was the focus of a newspaper story.
……….
Antigua is pretty much behind the other nations
when it comes to providing a range of services
for the deaf, said a leader of the deaf
association.
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There is a movement by the deaf of Slovenia
to make their sign language an officially
recognized language by the government.
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WONDERING WHY
DeafDigest editor is always wondering why
people are careless about their hearing aids
and CI.
They often misplace or lose them,
and cannot afford new hearing aid or new
CI.
Same thing with deaf babies with CI.
These people are careful with their laptops
and iPads but not careful with their
hearing aids and CI.
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WANDERING HEARING CHILD
One morning a deaf person was driving to
work, and on the sidewalk he saw a hearing
child, maybe 2 or 3 years old, wandering.
Obviously he opened the door of his
apartment and got out while his parents
were sleeping.
The deaf person got out of the car and
grabbed the child and started to look for
police. The cop was nearby, and the deaf
person wrote on the notepad that he saw the
child wandering around.
The cop was puzzled about it. This
situation was scary. What if the cop
thought the deaf person was doing some
funny business.
Fortunately the cop took care of the
child and the deaf person left the
scene to go to work.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Social distancing is hard on us who are DeafBlind.
We rely on tactile ASL which requires touching.
I spend a lot of time on computer to socialize.
I miss having person to person conversations.
There are safety procedures that would allow us to use tactile ASL.  Most
people are so afraid and want to protect themselves.
DeafBlind freedom of communication is going to be a long wait.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 07 June 2020

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……….
A virtual wine tasting will be taking place
in Ontario with proceeds going to the
DeafBlind Ontario Services.
……….
What causes sudden hearing loss, especially among
some hearing teenagers. Researchers said there are
possible causes – viral infection, immune system
dysfunction, blocked blood flow and inflammatory injury.
DeafDigest editor knows of a few Gallaudet students
that became suddenly late-deafened and forced to
change choice of colleges.
……..
Denish Komakech is deaf and delivers goods
from a store on his motorcycle in Uganda.
There was a lockdown (different from curfew).
Streets were empty but no one told him about it.
Fortunately a sympathetic police officer explained
about it and let him go without an incident.
This deaf man was not amused about it.
……….
Justin LeBlanc, who is deaf, will be offering
a course titled – Workshop in Fashion Studies:
The Accessible Mask Project at Columbia College,
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STRANGE RESTAURANT MANAGER
A deaf person ate at a restaurant. When he
was finished he gave the waiter his credit card.
That credit card had a logo of his favorite
sports team.
The manager came over with that credit card.
He pointed to the credit card, but his lips were
locked.
The deaf person was puzzled. Was the manager
making fun of the sports team logo? Or was he
saying the credit card is no good? Or was he
saying something else?
The deaf person paid the bill but was puzzled
what the manager was trying to say?
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TIME CAPSULES ARE NOT FUNNY
    Many organizations bury their tin cans under the ground and
wait 25 or 50 or 100 years to dig it up. Stuffed inside the tin
cans are pictures, letters, medals, etc, etc.
    The NAD tried it once. The old National Fraternal Society of
the Deaf (NFSD) tried it once.
    The NAD could not remember where the tin can was buried
25 years before. The NFSD pulled out their tin can from the
ground – but pictures were ruined, all black and smelly.
    If a deaf organization wishes to bury its tin can, then
people must be very careful with it.
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Pouring liquids is getting difficult for me to handle.
Trying to pour liquid into measuring spoons is hopeless these days!
Someone got me small measuring cups which I think are 1/4th cup size.
I have been using them often to measure liquids.
So I am now measuring by “estimate” with this tiny cup!
Now let’s see what I have to brew next!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
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Top stories about the deaf:
Again and again, the court system in
New York City is lacking sign language
interpreters, according to a newspaper
story.
……….
The Marshall Project and Sundance Institute, a
research based organization, has selected a list
of five grant winners. One of the five is a
study into how deaf inmates survive their
prison years.
……….
Advice was given, in a newspaper story on
hearing employers on how to deal with deaf
employees that work at home because of the
Pandemic.
……..
Steven Snow, the Idaho Council for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing CEO, was quoted in a
newspaper interview that deaf people of
Idaho are the last to know about these
Pandemic updates. He is correct.
……….
The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
is distributing a list of ASL Covid-19 resources.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
HEARING PEOPLE REJECT CAPTIONS AT A VERY LOUD RESTAURANT
    Many hearing people complain that many restaurants
are very loud – loud music, loud conversation, loud
noise from the kitchen, etc.
    Yet, the restaurant TV sets are not captioned! Why?
Hearing people refuse captions even though they can’t
hear the TV voices because of loud restaurant!
    It is strange.
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BITTER DEAF MAN CANNOT KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT
    A deaf man worked for a long time for a deaf-owned
company.
    The company lost its contract with the government
and had to lay off the deaf employee (and also other
hearing employees) in that department.
    The deaf employer wanted to rehire him under a
new government contract.
    The angry deaf man could not keep his mouth shut
and continued to say bad things about the deaf
employer.
    The deaf employer won a new contract. But the
deaf man (because of his bad mouthing) was not
rehired!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I was working outside in the bright sunshine!
I was sanding our deck railings to prepare to put on fresh paint.
I left my hearing aids off to protect them from collecting dust while
sanding.
I was not aware some people were trying to get my attention and
communicate.  That didn’t work!
When I came in the house to check the time, there was no way I could read
the clock!
Having Usher Syndrome, takes a lot of time to adjust from outdoors to
indoors.
I guess I need to install a sun dial on my lawn to read the time!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
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DeafDigest – 25 May 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:

Marcela Gonzalez, not deaf, is the hearing education service
supervisor with the New York City Department of Education.
Despite no experience with sewing, she volunteered to create
see-through masks for deaf children. For that, the media
honored her as the New Yorker of the Week.

……….

Deaf Oops becoming Hearing Misery, such tales! A deaf family
lived next to a Hearing house, a driveway separating both
houses. The deaf man was vacuuming his car and accidently
knocked on the loud radio knob. Pretty much made life
miserable for the hearing man until the knob was turned off!

……….

Is Rose Ayling-Ellis deaf or fake-deaf? The Eastenders
script writers inserted her into the show, as Frankie, to help
late-deafened Ben Mitchell character deal with his accident-
induced permanent deafness! The Eastenders is British’s
#1 sitcom and is important to the national audience.

……..

Arlington Automotive, which makes car parts for Jaguar Land Rover,
has been accused of cheating deaf employees of their overtime
pay. It was a big story in a British newspaper.

……….

A deaf person who graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle
in 2008 has accused architecture and interior design firms
of discriminating against him. He said they were more
concerned about his deafness than his job skills!

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WATCHING MOVIES IN FINLAND
If you are deaf and live in Finland, you may
probably hate the movies.
These movies are subtitled – but it is double
subtitled. The first row of subtitles is in Finnish language
and the second row of subtitles is in Swedish language.
Both subtitles are on the bottom half of the movie
screen – making it almost impossible to watch the
full screen!
We are lucky that subtitles in USA are in English.

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DEAF RUMOR FACTORY
A deaf man was arrested. He was with his
deaf friend.
The angry wife told the friend – do not
tell anyone that my husband was arrested.
The deaf friend kept his mouth shut. But
the deaf community knew about it.
The wife warned everyone – do not
tell anyone that my husband was arrested,
and as a result, everyone knew about it?

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Zoom Video Conferences

I was invited to a meeting via Zoom video Conference.

Several Deaf, hearing and one other DeafBlind, and me.

In order for me to “attend” this important meeting I needed a tactile ASL
interpreter.

It was my first experience.  Just one issue, who pays for interpreter
services?

If I go to a meeting that was scheduled at a site, that agency will pay.

Via Zoom Video Conference should be the same way!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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DeafDigest – 17 May 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
Madison, a city in Wisconsin, will not allow
City Zoom meetings without advance permission.
One of the reasons is captioning issues that
would place the deaf at disadvantage.
……….
A deaf woman is the leader of a church singing
choir in Australia, and she pretty much is
leading the group via on-line communications.
……….
Interpreters for deaf are available during
press conferences in Scotland and Wales.
No interpreters for the deaf during Boris
Johnson’s press conferences in London!
Why? This is what British deaf activists
are asking.
……..
FedEx reached a $3.3 million dollar settlement
over job discrimination lawsuits filed by 200
deaf employees. Is this good or bad? It may
mean $15,000 settlement per deaf employee,
which is not that much money!
……….
Japanese tourist not surprised by deaf vendors
in China. The tourist said “I wasn’t surprised.
In Japan, there are many bakeries and other businesses
with deaf employees.”
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A WRONG WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE DEAF
    A hearing person writes notes to communicate
with the deaf.
    This is great – but sadly, it is the wrong way.
She would use red pen ink to write notes on tiny
red post-it paper.
    When the deaf person complained that it was
hard to read red ink on red post-it paper with
tiny handwriting, the hearing person laughed
and thought it was funny!
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A FRUSTRATED HARD OF HEARING LEGISLATOR
    A former hard of hearing state legislator
served several terms but was frustrated. Being
hard of hearing, it was not possible to tell
fast-talking legislators to slow down. And
there was no CART system.
    As a result, the legislator was always
asking wrong questions at the wrong time,
because speakers move on very fast – from
topic to topic within few seconds.
    The legislator knew no sign language
and an interpreter would be useless.
  This legislator became so bored that he
would read books and newspapers during
legislative sessions!
  No one was happy about it.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Every year, DeafBlind folks always look forward to attending DeafBlind
camps or retreats.
This is the most affordable gathering for us who are DeafBlind.
SSPs and interpreters volunteer to provide guide and interpreting
services.
There are about 15 well known camps around the USA and one in Canada.
The Covid-19 pandemic is devastating our hopes to attend this year.
Stay healthy and safe.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 11 May 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:

Russia has provided the deaf with their own
text (SMS) line where they could place
orders for food and other products. Hearing
people are not permitted to use this line.

……….

Ravi Kant, director of the AIIMS Rishikesh
medical facility in India, was ordered by
the government to stop discriminating against
deaf patients and deaf employees. The director
very reluctantly agreed to comply with the order!

……….

From University of Virginia to Gallaudet to
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. This is the
story of Christopher Madison Turman III, not
deaf, that departed us. As a wrestler at
University of Virginia he suffered an
injury against a Gallaudet wrestler that
ended his career. Years later, as the
President and CEO of Morris Wheeler, & Co. Inc,
a steel company, he served on the board of
trustees at Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.

……..

The Disney movies are subtitled as follows:

IOS apps
Android phones and tablets
web browsers
consoles such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
LG TVs
Samsung Tizen smart TVs
Smart TVs

That many? Great!

……….

Why do interpreters use a lot of facial
expressions and body language? An interpreter
said she tries to match the voice tone with
her facial expressions and body language.
Speaker could be serious or funny or angry,
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This week’s ASL video in youtube

FIRED FOR WATCHING VIDEOS ON WORK COMPUTER
A deaf employee was fired for watching too
many videos on his work computer.
He thought he was careful. His computer
screen was turned away from hearing eyes.
Hearing people that pass by his office cannot
see the computer screen.
But he was fired. How did the boss find out?
The deaf employee did not turn off the sounds
and everyone in the office knew about it!

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ALWAYS SAME OLD TIRED STORIES
We get tired of reading the same old
story in newspapers – that deaf students
are frustrated at hearing colleges –
no interpreters, no captions, no
social life, lost on huge campus, etc.

Almost all hearing colleges have
few deaf students, maybe 5 or 10
as average number.

And if the college campus is huge,
then these deaf students often do not
meet each other every day!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

Organization is very important for us who are Deafblind.

It is important if you borrow something, to return it to same place.

I have people helping around the house inside and outside.

When they leave and I need a  tool, it has been misplaced!

My workshop, shed and garage are rough places to keep organized!

If you borrow tools and forgot where they belong, ask the DeafBlind
person.

This is important, it gets frustrating.

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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DeafDigest – 04 May 2020

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have never heard of. She graduated from South
Dakota School for the Deaf and then graduated
from Gallaudet and has participated in many
acting jobs. She was written up in a newspaper
story.
……….
In 2005, Katrina Miller wrote a book about
the deaf in prisons. A second book is coming
up thanks to Gallaudet Press – it is being
written by Damara Goff Paris and is due
for release this coming fall.
……….
Frank E. Smith, who was deaf, recently departed
us at the age of 89. He was a Deaf Community
hero for one reason – TTY machines! During the
mid-sixties, he established a TTY repair shop,
and taught himself how to repair these
machines for the benefit of deaf households
in the greater Boston area.
……..
Controversial New York governor Cuomo has been
slapped with a lawsuit by a group of deaf
New Yorkers for not providing them with
interpreters during these Covid-19 public
announcements.
……….
Hypocrisy in the workplace? A survey said that
almost all employers would recommend hiring
a deaf person, but much less than half of
them feel the deaf person cannot do the job
better than a hearing person!
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FATHER OF ORAL DEAF KID SPEAKS TO DEAFDIGEST EDITOR
Recently, a father of an oral deaf kid chatted
with DeafDigest editor.
If a son is deaf, the father should always
try to speak slow to make lipreading easier.
But with DeafDigest editor, the father
spoke very fast and lipreading was impossible.
This is strange!
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STRANGEST HEARING GESTURE
A hearing woman was standing in a line
next to a deaf person.
She suspected that the man next to her
was deaf.
She gestured – like “are you deaf and blind”
and she was not joking. Her face was serious.
The deaf man, shocked at the gesture, shouted
“I am deaf” and the woman walked away!
A strange gesture it really is.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
We have been ordered to stay at home and stay safe.  It has been a long
one.
I finally went to town for the first time since February.
I had to wear a face mask and felt kinda weird, but safe.
Everybody was wearing face masks of different colors and prints.
Social distancing is still in practice.  This part is hard for us who are
DeafBlind.
My hair and mustache are long!  A DeafBlind friend call me Hulk Hogan! (a
well know wrestler!)
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 26 April 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
Corporations have their own customer data base,
which, of course, is a corporate secret. Do
these corporate data bases divulge customers’
deafness – which could be of assistance to
medical personnel in case of Covid-19 cases.
This was an issue brought up in a web posting.
……….
A big concern during the pandemic is that
the needs of the Deaf Community, everywhere
in USA and the world are being neglected.
……….
Do deaf people function well while working from
home? A newspaper story said no!
……..
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued
guidelines for people that return to work.
In the guidelines is protecting the rights
and needs of deaf employees.
……….
Alexander I of Russia, who ruled Russia
between 1801 and 1825, was said to be deaf
according to a historian, doing that article
for a newspaper.
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ASL OR GESTURES
Often we walk on the streets and see someone
moving their hands.
Is it ASL or just hearing gestures? We often
don’t know and watch that person for about 30
seconds to make sure which is he – deaf or hearing!
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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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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Covid-19 continues with social distancing.
It is hard for us who are DeafBlind not being able to touch.
This puts us into isolation at home or wherever we are.
We are using group lists on Google groups to stay in touch.
In one group I joined, people are from East coast to West cast on the
list.
I wake up in the morning finding 50 – 75 emails overnight!
The time zones are making it difficult for us to handle.
The group leader decided to limit 15 postings a day,  5 in the AM, 5 in
the afternoon and 5 during the evening till midnight.
This new policy will start Monday.  Let’s see if this will work for us to
stay connected!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 20 April 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
A historian said Beethoven was never that totally,
100 percent deaf, and said that his best music
after he became deaf was false.
……….
Past Tennessee School for the Deaf
superintendent Nancylynn Ward, who is
deaf, can go ahead with the filing of
the claim that the Tennessee Department
of Education discharged her because
of her gender. She said that the
male consultant was sexist in his
dealings with her and recommended
that she be replaced.
……….
An interpreter said:
I interpret important information for the deaf,
which often is a matter of life and death.
……..
An Ethiopian paper bag manufacturer has
almost 20 deaf employees. Their job is
to go out and to try to persuade clients
to go green, and to get rid of these
plastic bags. They use gestures to sell
the idea of paper bags.
……….
South Korean deaf activist Kim Cheol-whan
is collecting signatures for a petition
protesting lack of captions on local
news programs with three top TV stations.
This petition will be given to the
National Human Rights Commission.
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ASL IN YAKIMA, WASHINGTON
    Yakima is the 8th largest city in Washington; population
is just under 100,000 people. Yet, Yakima is probably USA’s #1
ASL city!
    Employees at Yakima’s stores, shops and restaurants know
some ASL. They learned ASL from four different high schools
and from two different colleges.
    And there are three coffee cafe chat events where hearing
people are invited to join in and practice their ASL.
    A deaf person said Yakima is so much better than some bigger
cities, especially Washington, DC, for ASL users!
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A COMMON CODA TALE
Every Coda has tales of growing up in families of
deaf parents.
What is the most common Coda tale? As teenagers,
before they were allowed to drive cars, they would
sneak out to drive the car at 2 AM or 3 AM while
deaf parents were sleeping.
And how did the deaf parents catch them? Very
easy – they would look at the number of miles on the
car and ask them if they drove those “extra miles”
last night!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Social distancing is very difficult for many of us who are DeafBlind.
More weeks without tactile ASL with friends and family!
This reminds me of a movie called “The Bubble Boy”.
The movie was about a teenager sensitive many elements of the environment
and he had to be behind a glass globe.
Rubber gloves were attached to the glass, similar to an incubator in the
nursery of a baby ward.
Maybe it is time for all our DeafBlind folks to have bubble that folks can
reach into with those rubber gloves so that we can communicate again!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 13 April 2020

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This just in –
The NAD Conference, slated to take place
June 30-July 5, 2020 in Chicago, has been
cancelled, a victim of the pandemic.
Top stories about the deaf:
Medical personnel dealing with Covid-19
patients wear facemasks. A newspaper
ran a story of deaf patients having problems
communicating with doctors and nurses that
wear facemasks. Interpreters, yes, but
facemasks continue as a sore point among
these deaf patients.
Spencer Tracy, one of the world’s most
famous actors of all time, was written
up as a monster. His son John was born
deaf and Spencer wanted to have nothing
to do with him – leaving the burden of
raising him to his wife. This led to the
wife establishing the John Tracy Clinic
in Los Angeles. John briefly attended
Gallaudet in the early sixties, still
knowing no ASL.
In the Philippines, deaf people driving
motorcycles no longer will have
their licenses marked as “deaf” – but
on the flip side, they must wear
hearing aids. Will the police notice
these fake hearing aids during traffic
stops?
The annual Capital Fringe Festival, taking
place in Washington, DC, has been cancelled.
Gallaudet was slated to be one of the venues.
Much to the anger of the British Deaf
Community, the TV updates on Covid-19
are not subtitled, nor is interpreted.
Angry deaf leaders are threatening to
file legal action against the government.
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HEARING EMPLOYEE TELLING A LIE
    A new deaf employee, confused about the job
assignments, asked a hearing employee for
help and advice.
    The hearing employee replied:
I am sorry. I don’t understand the work assignment
you are doing
    It forced the deaf employee to find another
hearing employee for help and advice.
    Few months later, the deaf employee realized
that the first hearing employee knew everything
but said “I don’t understand” just to avoid
communicating with a deaf person!
    It is sad that some hearing employees will
lie to a deaf employee.
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THUMP WHILE SLEEPING
You are sleeping one night. All of a sudden
you feel a big thump.
You get scared and wake up and run around the
house, wondering what the thump was.
You ask a hearing person if he heard about the
thump noise. Hearing person said he heard nothing.
A Big Thump Mystery!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Banking has become more difficult during the COVID-19 crisis.
Banks are still open but with strict safety procedures.
Sometimes they are inaccessible for us who are DeafBlind.
Example of current procedures include using the drive-thru teller service,
staying 6 feet back, or using the ATM.
Are there other ways we can access our banking services?  There are a few
options.
Many banks have apps for you to download for free and you can scan a check
and send it to the bank for deposit.
You can use online banking to pay bills and transfer funds.
I use PayPal to purchase online because it is very accessible for me.
Getting cash is almost not needed these days!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 06 April 2020

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Top stories about the deaf:
Maggie Campbell, not deaf, distills craft liquors
at the Privateer Rum, that she owns in Ipswich,
MA. Deaf patrons coming in will be pleased to know
that she knows ASL.
Linguists are never satisfied with their sign
language research. They want to research more
and more into that field – and this applies to
team of linguists at University of Birmingham
in Great Britain. It was written up in a
newspaper.
Famed deaf wildlife artist departed us.
During his painting career, he has won
numerous wildlife picture contests in
Maryland and elsewhere.
Kim Wadsworth is the new superintendent
of the South Dakota School for the Deaf.
The school does not serve students just
locally but serves all school districts
that have these mainstreamed students.
Frank Wu, not deaf, served on the Gallaudet
board of trustees for ten years. A colleague
said he was a great trustee to work with.
He has a new job – president of Queens
College in New York. Just hope he will
do much for the college’s deaf students
as much as did at Gallaudet.
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THE CAR BATTERY
    A deaf driver was driving for a long time with a
weak battery. There was no warning signal on the dashboard
about a weak battery.
    A hearing friend happened to hear the car engine and
said “your battery is weak; I will jump the battery for you”
    How did the hearing friend know? He said he heard clink,
clink while the engine was turning and knew the battery was
weak.
    Lucky to have a hearing friend!
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DEAF DUAL CITIZENS
    We have many deaf people that are dual citizens. This means
citizens of two nations, such as USA and Canada? Yes, but
there is another meaning.
    It means that deaf people that are comfortable mixing
with the deaf and also mixing with the hearing.
    DeafDigest editor learned of this new phrase last week!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Deafblind people are being frustrated by a lack of accessibility during
this COVID-19 Pandemic.
Many places like hospitals, nursing homes, psychiatric hospital, etc. are
prohibiting visitors and setting policies around reduced use of in person
interpreters.
This is a scary time for us who are DeafBlind, rearing that we will not be
able to communicate via tactile ASL!
A consumer group, made up of organizations for the Deaf, hard of hearing
and DeafBlind, has banded together to advocate.
Recently we filed a petition with the FCC requesting emergency support for
access by relaxing their rules temporarily.
One remediation would be allowing Telecommunication Relay Service Funds to
pay for software for DeafBlind individuals to enhance their access to
telecommunication.
Another request to the FCC is to relax the rule against “same room” relay
calls so that DeafBlind people could use same room services in hospitals,
medical offices and so on.
It takes time but our first meeting with the FCC is Monday, let’s hope
this will happen.
This will not resolve communication accessibility for all DeafBlind
individuals.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 30 March 2020

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A newspaper said that the Newfoundland and Labrador
province is the first in Canada to provide interpreters
for major government events. DeafDigest is skeptical
of that statement. It is implying that the
other provinces do not provide public announcement
interpreters.
British people, bored during quarantine, now
have an opportunity to learn British Sign
Language on-line, courtesy of a private
sign language agency.
A comment by a hearing gamer:
What the deaf person gains in better vision,
he loses a lot in sound.
India’s National Association of the Deaf
(not USA) has set up a directory of
interpreters for the deaf to access in
case of need.
ASL students at Kent State University
have been struggling to learn via
remote learning. Much different in the
classroom, they said.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
WON’T ADMIT DISCRIMINATION
    There are many newspaper stories of successful deaf people.
  They are oral and do not know sign language.
    In many of these stories, there is not one word about
  discrimination.
    Are these successful deaf people refusing to admit or
  hiding their discrimination?
    DeafDigest editor thinks they hide their many years of
  discrimination!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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DEAF EYES VS HEARING EYES
    Deaf Eyes are always different from Hearing Eyes.
Deaf and hearing look at things differently.
    A deaf person goes to a store and immediately
knows if it is deaf-friendly or not.
    A hearing person will not know the difference!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
During this difficult time, Governors have ordered all schools, gatherings
and restaurants to be closed.
For many DeafBlind individuals it is a very difficult and challenging
time.  Keeping social distancing is hard because our communication needs
are via tactile ASL.
DeafBlind children are supposed to continue their education remotely;
that’s a huge challenge!
We are still working to find ways to give access to the DeafBlind
community.
One solution is wearing latex gloves and face masks to help protect each
other.
Videophone or video conferences don’t work for many of us.
Getting help, such as getting groceries and medicines, is still necessary.
SSPs and volunteers can do that.
The DeafBlind community member could send an email or text with their
shopping list and have an SSP drop it off in front of their door, and text
the DeafBlind individual when it arrives.
Wait and be sure it is being picked up and brought in.
Other suggestions are welcome!  Thank you and be well.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 30 March 2020

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http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hate-but-need-hearing/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-that-hide-discrimination-2/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-eyes-hearing-eyes-2/

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Top stories about the deaf:

A newspaper said that the Newfoundland and Labrador
province is the first in Canada to provide interpreters
for major government events. DeafDigest is skeptical
of that statement. It is implying that the
other provinces do not provide public announcement
interpreters.

British people, bored during quarantine, now
have an opportunity to learn British Sign
Language on-line, courtesy of a private
sign language agency.

A comment by a hearing gamer:

What the deaf person gains in better vision,
he loses a lot in sound.

India’s National Association of the Deaf
(not USA) has set up a directory of
interpreters for the deaf to access in
case of need.

ASL students at Kent State University
have been struggling to learn via
remote learning. Much different in the
classroom, they said.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

WON’T ADMIT DISCRIMINATION
There are many newspaper stories of successful deaf people.
They are oral and do not know sign language.
In many of these stories, there is not one word about
discrimination.
Are these successful deaf people refusing to admit or
hiding their discrimination?
DeafDigest editor thinks they hide their many years of
discrimination!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-that-hide-discrimination-2/

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Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no monthly fees or
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V/TTY or visit http://www.weitbrecht.com/captel.html

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

DEAF EYES VS HEARING EYES
Deaf Eyes are always different from Hearing Eyes.
Deaf and hearing look at things differently.
A deaf person goes to a store and immediately
knows if it is deaf-friendly or not.
A hearing person will not know the difference!

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

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

During this difficult time, Governors have ordered all schools, gatherings
and restaurants to be closed.

For many DeafBlind individuals it is a very difficult and challenging
time.  Keeping social distancing is hard because our communication needs
are via tactile ASL.

DeafBlind children are supposed to continue their education remotely;
that’s a huge challenge!

We are still working to find ways to give access to the DeafBlind
community.

One solution is wearing latex gloves and face masks to help protect each
other.

Videophone or video conferences don’t work for many of us.

Getting help, such as getting groceries and medicines, is still necessary.
SSPs and volunteers can do that.

The DeafBlind community member could send an email or text with their
shopping list and have an SSP drop it off in front of their door, and text
the DeafBlind individual when it arrives.

Wait and be sure it is being picked up and brought in.

Other suggestions are welcome!  Thank you and be well.

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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DeafDigest – 22 March 2020

DeafDigest Gold – March 22, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
In a mid-sized city in India, Nimain Charan Sahu,
who is deaf, was written up in a newspaper about
his successful car washing/car detailing business.
All of his customers are hearing.
Doctor Care Anywhere was described in the
British newspapers as an agency which helps
deaf employees make medical appointments
without all these hassles (relay services,
interpreting services, etc).
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation
financed a program in Lee County to help
business people communicate with deaf
customers.
Is there such a thing as a lipreading machine?
There was a story about a Speechmatics
device. It is supposed to convert different
languages into text. This company said it
can “lipread” what is being said and have
it converted.
British deaf, in need of mental health counseling,
are subject to “lottery” – those selected get
counseling; those that don’t, need to wait until
they are called. This was the complaint by
deaf mental health advocate.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A BAD SIGNED TV COMMERCIAL
    About ten years ago there was a TV commercial in
sign language.
    In the commercial, a hearing woman gave a pie to
a deaf woman. The signs should have been like this:
I baked this pie for you
    But the hearing woman’s signs was like this:
I baked your dog in this pie
    The shocked deaf woman threw out the pie and
ran away
    True or false?
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no monthly fees or
contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF THAT HATE HEARING ASK HEARING FOR HELP!
    It is sad that many deaf people hate the hearing.
But when deaf people need jobs or SSDI advice
or unemployment benefits advice, apartment rental
help, etc, who do they depend on?
    The hearing person!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Since we must practice social distancing, we DeafBlind cannot tactile ASL with
you!
Many services are closed and many employees are working from home and using the
videophone to call people.
We who are DeafBlind might have very limited choices to communicate via
videophone.
There is a Videophone for us who are DeafBlind, this uses software called
myMMXdb.
We must buy this software and register with GlobalVRS.  The software is not
cheap.
This software does allows us to call VP and use ASL on the video and the
interpreter types text back to us.
It also works with Braille when interpreter type in text.
Now many of you who have Sorenson Videophones, can call us.
Simply use your regular keyboard or a wireless keyboard and plug it in back of
your VP.  It is very easy to do.
You can type text to us who use large print or Braille!
Also you can use it with Sorenson to Sorenson VP and type text back and forth.
What are you waiting for?  Call us!
You might be eligible to get myMMXdb for free if you qualify for iCanConnect
program. (iCC). For information contact me at:
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 15 March 2020

DeafDigest Gold – March 15, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
British professor Alys Young, University of Manchester,
said “The lives of deaf young people in the 21st Century
offer more possibilities than ever before.”
The deaf group was identified as the largest
disabled group in search of employment in
Great Britain – according to a survey.
Starbucks is opening up yet another sign language
store – in Tokyo.
It was learned that Owen J. Logue, who is deaf and
served years in education and was a past Deaflympics
athlete, is the executive director of the Maine
Educational Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Governor
Baxter School for the Deaf.
In Great Britain, a family has been spending a lot of
money in legal fees, fighting a local school district
over appropriate education of their deaf child.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A TV COMMERCIAL THAT IS STRANGE
    There was a TV commercial about Hand Kingdom.
What is Hand Kingdom? DeafDigest editor never
heard of it.
    The web search really did not say too much
about it.
    Is it about ASL called Hand Kingdom or is it
something else with the hearing?
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
DEAF WOMAN ANGRY FOR NOTHING
    A deaf group went to restaurant to eat together.
In that group was a hearing woman, whose husband
was deaf. That hearing woman was fluent in ASL
    A deaf woman, who hates hearing and loves ASL,
did not know the hearing woman, but both communicated
very well with each other in ASL.
    The waiter came to the table to get orders from
the menu.
    The hearing woman spoke to the waiter about her
order. The deaf woman saw it and got very angry.
    She thought the hearing woman was deaf and
was trying to use her “oral skills”.
    The deaf woman’s husband cooled her off and
explained that it was a hearing woman, fluent
in ASL and whose husband was deaf.
    The deaf woman’s face became red.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
There is panic buying everywhere emptying out shelves at the stores.
This is frustrating when people are hoarding supplies that we urgently
need
Example, hand sanitizer, which we who are DeafBlind need the most.
The Reason is that we need to communicate via tactile ASL and having hand
sanitizer is extremely important.
And interpreters and SSPs also need them when working with us who are
DeafBlind.
A favor to ask, when you are in the store, if you see hand sanitizer on
the shelves, please get a few bottles to us!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 08 March 2020

DeafDigest Gold – March 8, 2020
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Top stories about the deaf:
The South Dakota legislative body passed
a bill to require Department of Education to
account for every single deaf child
when filing these accommodation reports with
the state!
Hearing gamers have been suggested to try the
Weakless puzzle game. That game has a deaf
character that gamers must figure it all out.
Some people are scared to shake hands because of
the Coronavirus, and as a result, are using
sign language as a non-physical handshake.
World Federation of the Deaf had its conference
in Cuba; 130 delegates from different nations
were in attendance.
It is not pleasant but there was a fight, and a
knife was pulled at a supermarket in Australia.
They were fighting over toilet paper, due to
Coronavirus panic. One of the combatants
was deaf. The police said charges will not
be filed – due to communication misunderstandings
between the deaf person and the hearing person.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
AN ANGRY VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR
    Way back in the 1960’s, a deaf vocational rehabilitation
counselor was angry.
    He worked very hard to find jobs for his deaf clients.
The problem was the pay was $60.00 per week. His deaf clients
turned down these jobs because they found other jobs that
paid $85.00 per week.
    These deaf clients had a choice between $85.00 per week
jobs that will remain $85.00 per week for many years  or
working up the ladder from $60.00 per week but with $5.00
per week raises every six months. In 3 years this $60.00
per week job would become $90.00 per week.
    Yet, these deaf clients would not wait. That made the
deaf VR counselor angry.
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contracts required. For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening devices
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
BUSIEST TASK AT DEAF SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY
    We have many deaf social service agencies in
USA. These agencies do “everything” – ASL classes,
interpreting services, hearing aid tests, job
referral services, counseling, etc.
    What is the busiest task one deaf service
agency has to do?
    It is advocacy – speaking to legislators,
lawyers, newspaper reporters, public speeches
on many deaf problems (child abuse, drugs,
alcoholism, crimes, suicide threats, etc.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
There’s a lot of information and misinformation out there about the
coronavirus.  This is frustrating and scary for us who are DeafBlind.
Many of us rely on ASL via tactile, which requires touching and close face
to face for communication.
I am not an expert but here are some suggestions to protect yourself and
others.
When you are not feeling well such as having a cold, fever, coughing and
or other symptoms, stay home.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or more.
When you cough and sneeze use you’re the crook of your elbow, avoiding
your hands.
Bring a hand sanitizer in your pocket, purse or backpack to clean your
hands before and after tactile ASL communication.
When going shopping such as at a grocery store, disinfect the handle of
shopping cart before you touch it.
Keep checking for information about the virus in your local community and
be prepared.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 02 March 2020

DeafDigest Gold – March 1, 2020
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In Birmingham, a major British city,
a deaf-blind train passenger, needing assistance
because of train delays, was told by the
conductor to “look out and listen” for
PA announcements. This conductor received
a big beating in the British press.
Pakistan President Arif Alvi visited a deaf-run KFC
restaurant in Karachi and placed an order for his
own meal.
Lily Conlan, a deaf British 8-year old girl with a CI,
told the Queen that her CI is her special ears!
The West Norfolk Deaf Association (Great Britain)
has a retail shop, that is supposed to help
with the agency finances. It is scheduled to close
up for good.
Deaf architect advises deaf applicants not to
hide their deafness on their job application form.
Greg Wharton, who is deaf, hid his deafness and
was hired. He paid the price as fellow architects
thought he was dumb and slow and all that.
He left the architectural firm and moved to another
architecture job in Canada.
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DEAF GIFT DANGER WITH SOME HEARING PEOPLE
    A deaf person is proud of his Rolex watch
and shows it to the hearing friend.
    The hearing friend wants to take a closer
look at it. The deaf man takes it off his
wrist and gives it to him.
    The deaf man used the wrong gesture and
the hearing person thought it was a free
gift for him.
    There was an almost fight before the
hearing person realized Rolex was not a gift!
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FEELING SORRY FOR CODA SISTER
    Two sisters, one deaf, one hearing, but fluent in ASL,
attended a big deaf convention. Both sisters look almost the
same but they are not twins.
    The hearing sister does not know the Deaf Community, and
many deaf people, thinking she was deaf, came to her for a
chat. She was uncomfortable because she was shy and because
she did not know these people.
    She did not enjoy the convention and wanted to go home!
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Voting
Your votes are important and are part of your rights.
Recently I went to town hall with my wife to register my early vote in the
primary.
I cannot read the ballot, so I needed my wife to put my answers on the
ballot.
Then my wife voted separately.  I realized she knows my votes and I do not
know her votes!
This brought me some thoughts which are important.
This is my suggestion to you my DeafBlind friends, if you go to vote with
your SSP, wife, husband or whoever. Here are some important suggestions.
First let your wife or husband vote first.  Then help you vote next.
The reason I feel this is that there will be more bias when a person helps
me to vote and then they vote afterward; they might switch their thinking.
Go and vote!  Your vote counts!
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DeafDigest – 23 February 2020

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A tech web site said that deaf children can immediately
become hearing successes, thanks to CI. Is this web site
saying we have no CI failures among these deaf children?
What Is the Hardest Language in the World to Lipread?
This was a story that was written up, very long stuff
reading, though. Some said it is the Jul’hoan language
spoken in parts of Namibia and Botswana – no lip movements
at all.
Rosatoro Restaurant, a Peruvian restaurant in Astoria, NY
has a goal – to make all deaf patrons feel welcome with
staffers that use sign language with them.
No books for deaf children? This is what Stephanie Nishek-Marrufo,
not deaf and a North Dakota mother of her deaf child, said.
As a result she went out and wrote her own book about
the deaf! It is titled – All the Ways I Hear You.
A newspaper story said there is a fear that sign languages
of the Philippines, Thailand, Costa Rica and Vietnam
may disappear in due time because of attitude and
cultural changes.
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A DEAF BANKER COULDN’T HELP THE DEAF
    We have a deaf man who owns a few small banks
in the Midwest. He is oral and knows no ASL.
    He wants to help the deaf with their banking
needs. But he couldn’t. Why?
    Because his board of directors showed no
interest in helping the deaf!
    It is sad.
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DO DEAF PEOPLE VOLUNTEER IN SMALL TOWNS?
    There was a newspaper article about a small town needing
volunteers to advise on the town’s zoning laws (residential,
industrial, mixed-use, public parks, etc).
    What if a deaf person volunteers and no other hearing person
volunteers?
    Will the small town pay for interpreters? Many small towns
have tight budgets!
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Here is Guest writer Rona writing…
“Insomnia”
Everyone who gets older yet wiser, would likely have “insomnia” at nighttime.
Insomnia means almost a total lack of sleeping successfully throughout the
night.
It is rather disruptive, robbing one from a healthful, restful sleep.  Also
called a Sleeping disorder for older folks; this disorder affects anyone
sighted, hearing, deaf, disabled or blind.
After a night of sleep deprivation, our body feels like we’ve just wrapped up a
long international flight with it’s associated ‘jet lag’ symptoms only to
realize it’s caused by insomnia!
After waking up, we’re pushing our wobbly, and weary bodies in the morning,
trying to stay awake, resuming our normal daily  routines.
During the middle of the night, you find yourself ‘suddenly’ awake in bed,
fretting frantically over the fact one cannot return back to a sound sleep.
What should you do?
With your mind racing, thinking to yourself, maybe just give up trying to sleep,
let’s try to burn the midnight oil.
Options:
* Walk around?
* Tiptoe to open the refrigerator to search for
    something to eat?
* Read a book?
* Watch TV?
* Working on papers / bills / writing letters;? * Taking sleeping
prescriptions?
* Call a friend/family members via any  communication devices?
***WARNING*** If living with someone (hearing), DO refrain from doing house
domestic chores like laundering / cleaning / vacuuming, or loud talking….
Otherwise the aforementioned activities are “perfectly OK” while living alone.
Consider this: Honestly ask yourself if you’ve tried any of the activities
listed above, was it successful in helping you fall back to sleep afterwards?
A BIG surprise, I discovered by accident this unique activity by experience.
  Of course, out of love and deep respect for my loving husband while sleeping,
I chose NOT to use any of the list above.
Just STAY in bed, and enjoy reading Braille books in the dark!
  It’s the “PERFECT remedy” to nurture you.  Experiment and see if it works for
you!
  For those weary INSOMNIAC’S, especially for Braille Readers, this is ‘your
thing’.  It’s an ABSOLUTELY fun trick to try!
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DeafDigest – 17 February 2020

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Babylon, a town on Long Island in New York,
has installed a relay service in a government
building, for the benefit of its deaf
residents.
Michigan SD finally hired a new principal after
a long process. The new principal is Rex Vernon.
The past principal just up and quit last year.
Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital
both have said they have found a way to treat
deafness that is hereditary.
The Oscar voters have been praised for voting for
Parasite as the first subtitled film to win the
big honor.
It was learned that Lavrentiy Beria, the second most
powerful person in Russia, serving under Joseph Stalin,
had a daughter, Anna, who was deaf. Details of her
life, unfortunately, was murky.
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A LONG TIME AGO DEAF BOXER HELPED CREATE 10-COUNT RULE
    Deaf Burke was a famous early 19th century boxer. Before one
big match, the referee was worried about Burke not able to
hear the shouted 10-count rule. If a boxer is knocked to the
floor, he must get up before the end of the 10-count rule or
he is knocked out. Instead, the referee used his arms to show
Burke each count. This is the rule that boxing uses today –
thanks to deaf Burke!
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OUR STUBBORN DEAF HANDYMEN
    We have many deaf people that are great handymen.
They can build anything – often better than hearing
handymen.
    There is one problem – communications. When these
deaf handymen have a problem during their projects,
they often do not go back to the hardware store to
get advice. It is because they are afraid to try
to communicate – and there may be misunderstandings.
    As a result, some of them work 3-4 months on a
project that can be finished in one Saturday morning!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Extremely cold up here in Vermont and in the northern part of the USA.
The temperature was deeply below zero!
Of course we DeafBlind folks don’t drive and need to go out.
Some helpful tips in keeping you warm when going out.
Dress in layers, that will help very much in this cold weather.
Since we need to use our hands to touch and hold our white canes, most
gloves don’t do the trick!
I use silk like glove liners as a base layer then winter gloves, it really
helps.
So bundle up and enjoy the cold outings!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
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DeafDigest – 10 February 2020

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Deaf people of Ireland are angry that the government
does not respect Irish sign language as far as
the national elections are concerned. Deaf voters
do not have access to political agendas or
candidate “promises.”
Hawaii legislators may enact a new bill that would
create board of trustees for the Hawaii School for
the Deaf and Blind. This bill would require at
least two deaf members, knowledgeable in education
of the deaf and of ASL.
The New York Times ran a piece saying that there
are “hints” of progress in casting deaf actors
in Hollywood. Hints means little.
The investigative stories by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader
newspaper has prompted state legislators to file
two bills to change the way the state educates the
deaf.
An Irish deaf woman, with a wheelchair, is fighting the decision
by health authorities to have her placed in a nursing home that
is too small to have her move her wheelchair around. Making
it worse was that she was labelled as having an intellectual
disability, in which she isn’t.
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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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TWO DEAF IN A BIG FACTORY OF 10,000 EMPLOYEES
    At a big factory, there are two deaf employees.
This factory is in a small town where Deaf Community
is small. That factory has over 10,000 hearing employees.
    Both deaf employees hate each other, and they
don’t talk to each other every day.
    They admit that their social life is lonely in that
small town!
    It is sad.
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A winter storm arrived in Vermont and it was a mixture of snow,
rain and sleet!
It snowed heavily and there was very limited visibility.
The snow was heavy to shovel, thank goodness for the
snowblower!
After clearing out snow most of the afternoon, I went inside
the house.
It was time to prepare dinner, but it was difficult to see.
Being outdoors for a long period of time, it then takes a
long time for my eyes to adjust back to normal.
I hope folks survived my cooking with my “eyes closed”!
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DeafDigest – 03 February 2020

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New Zealand is hosting a sign language conference
of 25 delegates from Asia and the Pacific. Goal
is to have sign languages legally recognized
in their own nations.
There was a humorous article about twists that
foreign language offers – in that people that
who do not understand such foreign languages
may be innocently subject to insults without
knowing what these were all about. It briefly
mentions not knowing sign language, being
subjected to these signed insults!
An opera is being set up for the deaf in
Calgary, Canada. One of the leading
performers is Dawn Birley, herself a past
Gallaudet athletic legend (Sweet 16
basketball team, an almost-Canadian hearing
Olympian).
Mental health services for the deaf in Minnesota
will continue, but under a different arrangement –
joining up with another mental health group.
Some deaf people are not too happy about it.
A newspaper editorial in Malaysia said the nation
is not business-friendly. This meant that efforts
to establish new businesses must go through a lot
of paperwork, these red-tape issues. This editorial
praised one deaf-owned business – a bakery, that
overcame red tape and finally opened up its shop.
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A DEAF TAXI DRIVER
    Could a deaf person drive a taxi cab? DeafDigest, some years
back, brought it up, and one subscriber, who requested
anonymity, said he drove taxi cabs for a short while before
giving it up.
    DeafDigest editor was reading a book – and there was a
story of a deaf taxi driver in Mexico. In fact, he owned his
own taxi cab.
    One obvious question is – how does he communicate with his
passengers that needed to be driven to their destinations?
    Very simple – he would hand over the pad and pen and
ask them to write down their destinations. Not a problem
in almost all of the cases, he said.
note:
this video is obsolete, but it is good to know what
went on in the past with few deaf taxi cab drivers.
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MANY HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE ARE EMBARRASSED ABOUT ONE THING
    Many hard of hearing people are embarrassed about one thing.
They go to a play or an event or a meeting and they want to sit
in the front row so that they can use hearing aids to hear
everything.
    But they are too embarrassed to ask the hosts to save a front
seat for them!
    The deaf are different. They sit in the front row to watch
our interpreters.
    It is different with hard of hearing people!
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I have been reading horrific stories by people with disabilities in their
communities.
People are getting more angry than I have ever seen in my life time.
One story I read took place in Canada.
A DeafBlind man got out of work in the evening.
He got on the bus and near his stop, he got up and felt his way to the
front with his white cane.
His cane bumped a person’s shoe in front of him. When the bus stopped,
they got off the bus.
The DeafBlind man was confused and discovered the person in front of him
had lifted his white cane and broke it in half.
He needed to bend down tenuously find his way home.
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DeafDigest – 26 January 2020

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, himself a controversial
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program we’ve in India”. This was in reference to
hiring the deaf in Amazon warehouses in India.
Becky Daykin, who is deaf, is partners with
a hearing chef to run a popular vegan
restaurant – Luck and Boo, in Melton, a medium
sized town in Great Britain.
The Datong Knife-Cut Noodle Restaurant, located
in the Kaifeng in central China’s Henan Province,
is an all-deaf staff of chefs to waiters.
The only hearing persons are the brother and
sister owners, but in their family, another brother
and another sister are both deaf.
Ad Infinitum, a hearing theater in Bristol, UK
is planning to train the deaf to become
directors of Deaf Plays.
In Ohio, the police officers, during traffic stops,
can go into their laptops and look up the drivers’
disabilities, including deafness and then know what
to do appropriately. Problem is – information is
voluntary. If deaf driver won’t volunteer his
deafness information then the police officers
may sometimes know nothing about it!
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HITCHCOCK’S BODY LANGUAGE
    Alfred Hitchcock was a famous movie director for his
many mystery movies.
    In all of these movies of mystery he emphasized
body language. These actors do not speak but use
body language in some brief scenes.
    He never used deaf actors. He should have, because
deaf actors are great with body language!
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DEAF VOTE BRIBERY?
    Can a group of deaf people be “bribed” to vote in favor
of a hot issue?
    Bribe with money? No. A deaf man who wanted the hot issue
to be passed by the members had a different bribe.
    He bribed everyone in the meeting room (about 40 delegates)
with beer! Cost of beer multiplied by 40 members is expensive.
    Did he win? Yes.? If he did not bribe with beer, would he win?
Good question!
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Recreation is fun and good exercise.  For me, that is important!
When we get a good amount of snow, many of you just pack up and jump into
your car to go skiing.
For me, I need to reserve a spot in advance, in most cases two weeks in
advance.
The organization that provides support and volunteers requires time to
schedule us in.
The frustrating part for me is that by the time they are ready to have me
hit the mountains, it’s raining!
That is part of my life as a DeafBlind person.
Now mother nature needs to stop this off again on again behavior!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 20 January 2020

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Many subtitled movies are badly messed up
in Great Britain. Movie houses promise
subtitles but either forgot to turn these
on or these were never coded into the film.
A newspaper story featured these issues.
Adefala Alaba, the director of the
Lagos State Deaf Association (in Africa)
said in a newspaper interview that his
priority is to improve the welfare
of his deaf people.
A big issue in prisons in Ireland is
bullying of deaf inmates. This was an
issue that was brought up in a
newspaper story.
A new app is on the market, that allows deaf
person to press on it for immediate access to
an interpreter (on screen).
The Office of Civil Rights reached agreement with
Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System
(Texas) to make sure interpreters are provided
for deaf patients.
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SCARY IN HEARING PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
    It is often that a deaf employee would get great
job performance reviews every year by his supervisor.
But when the supervisor leaves his employment and
a new supervisor is hired, he may not like the
deaf and may give the deaf employee a bad job
performance review!
    Scary that one year great job performance review
and next year a bad job performance review.
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A DEAF BUSINESS CARD
    Many deaf people have their own business cards which advertise
their own part time businesses – such as computer repairs, painting,
handyman work, photography, etc.
    One business card by a British deaf photographer is interesting. It asks
for hearing customers to call him on voice phone, but to wait for the
fifth ring to leave in a text message because there is no relay service.
    Does it help? No – hearing people have no patience!
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As many of you are aware, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7.
Windows 7 was the most accessible operating system for individuals who are
DeafBlind and Blind.
I tried to upgrade my computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
In the process, a window popped up asking if I want to uninstall
ZoomText!  No way!
The problem is that once that program is uninstalled I cannot function on
the computer at all!
I required someone with good eye sight to assist me in upgrading to the
newer Windows 10.
I even emailed the company that created this awesome program asking for
guidance during the upgrade.
The reply I got from them, “You must uninstall ZoomText, then upgrade
Windows 10”.
This sound so insensitive since many DeafBlind folks cannot function on a
computer without ZoomText!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest – 13 January 2020

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Deaf advocates in Great Britain are arguing
against the use of Blue Badge parking permits.
Blue Badge refers to the color of these special
parking permits and they are saying that since
deafness is an invisible disability these
parking permits would not do them any good!
A Nebraska legislator is pushing for ASL
to be an officially recognized language
in the state.
Emma Viskic, a deaf writer, is having her book
“Darkness For Light” published. It involves
a fictional deaf detective trying to solve a
crime.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute won a $1 million
National Science Foundation grant to see how
computers can help deaf learn ASL better
in the classroom.
A tradition has continued at New York
School for the Deaf, as far as Paul Feiner
(not deaf) is concerned. He was re-elected to
another two year term as Greenburgh Town (NY)
Supervisor. He started the tradition 30
years ago of being sworn-in at the school
and it continues.
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A CUTE HEARING GRANDCHILD
    A deaf husband and wife both have a cute hearing
grandchild from their hearing daughter.
    The cute child knows that her grandparents are
deaf – but she thinks everyone is deaf. When she
grows up she then realizes there are deaf people
and there are hearing people!
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UNDERCOVER BOSS
    Undercover Boss is a popular TV program. Yet,
we have never seen a deaf person on the program –
either as an employee or as a boss.
    Is it possible some day?
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I went snowshoeing the other day with a friend who does SSP work with me from
time to time.
I have been snowshoeing for years, since our street borders a Vermont State
Park!
I have gone alone for many years exploring the area and checking on folks who
are ice fishing.
My vision kept getting worse as it was more difficult for me to find the trails.
Even when the trails already have snowshoe prints, it is difficult now.
So if I go alone again, I’ll just use the open space to exercise.
When I have an SSP, we’ll go through the woods together!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 06 January 2020

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Micheál Kelliher, who is deaf, missed his flight
at Dublin (Ireland) airport because he was confused
and the airport authority would not guide him to
the gate. As a result the airport authority
was fined 1,000 euros by the national airport
agency.
Kim Robinson, a deaf resident of New Zealand,
visited USA in 1990 and was so inspired by
opportunities given to the deaf Americans.
He decided to do something for his deaf
friends of New Zealand. His advocacy
efforts has led him to the honor –
Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
While this is great, it is with irony
since the government heavily discriminated
against former deaf MP Mojo Mathers
when she asked for assistance with her
interpreting and captioning needs with
her parliamentary work!
Deaf people in Great Britain are upset that
they subscribed to a new television
programming service only to see that
captions and subtitles are missing.
They are causing a big stink in the
British newspapers.
The Rose Parade had a deaf performer, who
was part of a high school color guard.
A new digital cookbook has been developed
for the deaf in Northern Ireland.
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COMMUNICATING WITH A HEARING PERSON
    There are four different ways for a deaf person
to communicate with a hearing person.
– gesturing, but some hearing people can’t follow gestures
– sign language, but some hearing people can’t sign
– body language, but some hearing people can’t follow body language
    The fourth way is the best – use pen and pad!
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NEWSPAPER REPORTERS ALWAYS WRONG ABOUT HEARING LOSS
    We often read in the newspapers such as “80 percent
hearing loss” or “50 percent hearing loss” etc.
    This is not correct. No such a thing as a hearing
loss in percentages.
    Hearing loss is measured in decibels, not in
percentages.
    We almost never read in the newspapers “80dB
hearing loss” or “50dB hearing loss” etc.
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
iPhone and iPad owners experience issues with Apple’s iOS recently updated
software.
Updates are getting more frequent complaints from DeafBlind individuals.
The majority of the time these issues impact Braille users.  Most recently
issues affect individuals who are low vision.
Low vision folks need large font and inverted colors.  Meaning black
background and yellow font as an example.
So most recent Apple’s software updates cause frustration for us who need
to invert colors!
Complaints are showing up everywhere on Facebook, DeafBlind lists and so
on.
Let’s contact Apple directly with these issues and hopefully they will
speed up the newer updates!
Here is  the email address to send your issues to: accessibility@apple.com
So I strongly encourage you to contact them, the more  of us sending
messages, the more likely they’ll get to it!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 30 December 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
The Hutto City Council (Texas) has established
two task forces that are supposed to help the
deaf – the Technology and Communications Task Force
and the ADA Task Force. Not surprisingly, it
was a deaf resident that pushed the council to
establish these two task forces.
Oklahoma legislators have filed Senate Bill 1128,
which would allow deaf teachers to teach mainstreamed
classes.
Comcast said they have 4 ASL-fluent employees
that serve deaf customers.
The monument to Thomas Gallaudet, father of
Gallaudet founder Edward Miner Gallaudet,
sits on the campus of American School for
the Deaf (West Hartford, CT). It is being
restored thanks to successful fund raising
efforts by the school.
Deaf people being kicked out of stores
because of their deafness? Hope not, but one
deaf businessman said he had that experience.
Anyway Aldi has been banning customers from
their supermarkets; and of these banned
customers one was deaf. In a newspaper interview
the deaf customer said she did nothing wrong
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ACTING IS DANGEROUS
    Is acting more dangerous than football? Many deaf actors
go to hospitals because of broken foot, leg infection,
bad shoulder, muscle pulls, etc.
    Said a former deaf actor:
our deaf actors visit hospital emergency rooms often
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ASL VIDEO WITH NO SOUND
    An interpreter was watching ASL video at work. A hearing
person came around and looked at the video and was confused.
    Confused because the video had no sound. That hearing
person asked the interpreter where to turn on the sound!
    This shows that many hearing people do not realize
that the deaf live in a world of no sound!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
When I was a young teen, we lived on a farm
We all did chores everyday around the clock!
One early morning before sunrise, my father asked me
to get the cows from the field.
I drove the tractor and barely saw with the lights!
I parked the tractor and left lights on and called the cows.
The cows start coming one by one walking slowly to the barn.
I felt sure all the cows were gathered in the barn, but not half
the herd!
My father was angry and went out to get the rest of the cows.
This was one of many times that my family and my schools overlooked
my symptoms of Usher Syndrome.
Most of us start experiencing night or dark blindness in our early teens.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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DeafDigest – 23 December 2019

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Top stories about the deaf:
Slovak Telekom, in Slovakia, was praised for establishing
a sign language kiosk for the benefit of its deaf
customers.
Deafness researcher Marc Marschark, Rochester, NY,
has announced his retirement from his career-long
work on deafness and of the deaf.
A newspaper ran a story on a hearing aid dealer,
saying they sell premium hearing aids at
low prices. If this is true then this is rare
because premium hearing aids are normally
sold at off-the-charts prices!
Putin and the deaf children? Well, controversial
Russian geneticist Denis Rebrikov said, in an
interview, that Putin openly encourages all
types of research, including genetics with the
deaf!
One of the best comic books for deaf children is
El Deafo. A comic books web site said so.
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CLEAR HANDWRITING IS IMPORTANT
    A deaf man, with sloppy handwriting, went to a
restaurant. He wrote down his order. The waitress
could not believe it, and asked the deaf man if
the order was right.
    The stubborn deaf man said his order was
right.
    The waitress then delivered 8 milk shakes to
his table.
    8 milk shakes?  He wrote down “light milk shake”
but the waitress thought letter L was E and it
looked like “eight milk shake”.
    It is very important for a deaf person to have
clear handwriting!
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DEAF TOURS OR INDEPENDENT TOURS
    We have many deaf tours; these tours are led by great tour
leaders.
    Other deaf people prefer to tour by themselves. Which is better –
going on a deaf tour or going by themselves?
    There are advantages and disadvantages. With a deaf tour, everything
is organized for you. You do nothing on your own. Disadvantage is that
you must follow the tight tour schedules.
    When you travel by yourself, you must worry about many things;
worry about communicating with hearing people, etc. The advantage
is the fun “in getting lost” in traveling through the cities.
    Which is best? You decide!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Winter is finally here in Vermont.  Robert Frost, a poet from Vermont, has
written beautiful poems about our winters in Vermont!
Winter sports gearing up everywhere and of course shoveling snow!
We who are DeafBlind walk a lot for errands, medical appointments and
exercise.
Sometimes it can be dangerous for us to walk on snow and ice.
There is some safety tips, one is wearing spikes on your boots to avoid
slipping.
They are available in many retail stores that sells shoes and boots.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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Top stories about the deaf:
In St. Petersburg, Florida, a family of a 8-year old
deaf girl, asked the city to install a “deaf child”
sign. She wanted to play outside but it was unsafe
because of speeding cars. The city did not respond
despite repeated efforts. Giving up, the family asked
a local TV On Your Side team for their assistance.
Within a couple of days, the Deaf Child sign was
installed!
The American Institutes for Research posting said
that if businesses are not web-compliant, they lose
a lot of business, as word of mouth spreads around
very fast.
A deaf person stopped at a Department of Motor Vehicles
office in California. There was no interpreter
and the deaf person struggled, trying to
communicate with the clerk. The person got
agitated and police was called. The officer knew
ASL and was able to calm things down. And when
the deaf person was short of cash to pay for the
fees, the officer paid for it out of his pockets!
British parents with deaf children are often
out of luck when wanting to learn sign
language. These sign language classes
are too expensive for them!
A columnist with Henry County Times (Georgia)
wrote that people that use sign language and
gestures are not just only the deaf but traffic
cops, military, orchestra conductors, air
marshals among other professions.
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DEAFLYMPICS MEDIA COVERAGE
WATCH RIGHT NOW
ON H3 WORLD TV!
Watch anchors Memnos Costi and Vera Shamaeva reporting daily
from DEAFLYMPICS WINTER GAMES taking place right now in Italy!
Our daily video report, “SportsDeaf Winter: Italy” can be seen
on the following:
Website – www.H3world.tv/deaflympics [www.H3world.tv]
Facebook – www.facebook.com/H3WorldTV/ [www.facebook.com]
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/H3WORLDTV [www.youtube.com]
#SportsDeafWinter #H3WorldTV #Deaflympics #WinterDeaflympics #CiaoFromItaly
H3 WORLD TV: Broadcasting in International Sign
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HOW TO PICK A COLLEGE?
    About 15 years ago, one deaf football star in a
public high school received a few football scholarship
offers.
    He had a hard time making a choice. Deaf students
in one college told him their interpreters were
lousy, but he knew he would play a lot if he
picked that college.
    Deaf students at the other college told him
interpreters were the best, but he knew he would
not play much if he picked that college.
    He decided to pick the second college because
it offered best interpreters.
    As a result, he played very little in four
seasons of football!
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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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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Holidays parties are everywhere celebrating the holidays.
Here in Vermont we held our holiday party with families with Deaf, Hard of
Hearing and DeafBlind children and Vermont Association of the Deaf.
I performed as the Grinch!  The children had a lot of fun watching and
participating!
Weeks before the holiday party, one of the volunteers begged me to be
Santa Claus!
I told her I am too blind to do the job!  But she kept on begging me to do
Santa!
I asked my wife to be Mrs. Claus and she can helped me with communication
with the children!
The children had a great time meeting Santa Claus with Mrs. Claus!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
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Top stories about the deaf:

An advocate that keeps track of ADA lawsuits said
that Amazon, Fox News, Burger King, Nike, CVS Pharmacy
and NBA (pro basketball) all have faced ADA lawsuit
threats!

Do newspapers print stories about the deaf?
Yes, but not enough, said a deaf leader.

In a newspaper interview young deaf physicist
Giordon Stark has a goal – to make physics
fun learning for the deaf. He is currently
a postdoctoral fellow at University of California
at Santa Cruz.

Parents of the deaf in Tulsa are worried that the
Tulsa Public Schools may close up its deaf
program in one building. The school board said
it would move to another building, but the
parents say it will not be the same.

Taking the train in London can be complicated
and difficult for tourists. For that reason
Arriva Rail is hosting workshops to help
employees communicate with the deaf passengers
that need directions to reach their destinations.

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SOME HEARING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THEIR GENES
A hearing woman was surprised to have two
deaf daughters. She had no deaf members in
her family or in her husband’s family for
about 2 or 3 generations.
She was still puzzled about it, and
decided to research her family tree. She
went to libraries, archives and spoke with
very distant members of the family tree.
Her research went back to about ten
generations. She then discovered she had
several deaf members way back in the past.
How many people want to do heavy
family history research? Some do, but many
don’t.

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A DEAF FOSSIL
Earth has many, many fossils. Were any of the
fossils deaf?
There was one – a fossil of a bat that is
52 million years old.
Bats are deaf. So, possibly this is the oldest
Deaf Fossil that we know about!

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

On a trip last summer, we stopped at a rest area to have lunch on a picnic
table.

I realized I forgot my white cane!  We were already half way in our trip
to our destination!

It just happened the rest area had an outdoor potty that did not require
my white cane to guide me!

Upon arrival to our hotel, I searched the internet for a local retailer
that sold white canes.

I found a store and emailed them my inquiry for purchasing a white cane
for the blind.

They said they did have them!

When my wife was free from her workshop, we went there to get the cane for
my needs.

My wife needed her wire fixed to plug in her laptop, so I sat in the car
explored my new cane.

To my surprise, the color was grey!  New canes for the blind now come in a
variety of colors!

They still have red color at the bottom of the cane and whole cane glows
in the dark!

Look at the bright side, the grey cane matches my grey hair!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

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