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DeafDigest – 16 October 2011

DeafDigest Blue – October 16, 2011

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription at no cost to you

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:


Save 15% on Smoke and CO Alarms

October is Fire Safety Month and Harris Communications has 15% off all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Protect your home and family with products from Silent Call, Gentex, Kidde, BRK Electronics, Lifetone and more!

Designed for deaf and hard of hearing people, our selection includes easy-to-install plug-in smoke alarms, individual smoke or carbon monoxide alarms or combination units for dual monitoring. Both photoelectric and ionization alarms are available.

Sale ends October 31, 2011.

For more information, go to:

or contact us at:


DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous


weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:  (updated every Monday)

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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD (, is a public investment made by the U.S. Government as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high speed internet through free video communications equipment and discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from our resources, check us out at:

Contact us today!

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Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit and click on the

“Make & Receive Calls Now” icon to check it out.

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:

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In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available. The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence, The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s premier VRS provider.

Go to for more information on all of our products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone!

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Blue section.

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

If 83-year old Robert Weaver, not deaf, wins the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, then the Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind will be $100,000 richer. Weaver, a long time volunteer at the school, is one of the four finalists, as announced by The NASCAR Foundation,

The Disabled People of South Africa formally requested the government to use its resources to advise deaf people that have HIV. This group claims that many hospitals do not have interpreters and trained counselors that could help the deaf with HIV.

– Very Hot News

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

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