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DeafDigest – 14 August 2021

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:


Top stories about the deaf:

A deaf female athlete from India was not permitted
by the government to participate in the World Deaf
Track and Field Championships. Reason – she is the
only female in a group of 4 other male athletes.
Yes, activists are furious about it.


A deaf person said he took his deafness for granted;
not really thinking about it. Then the mask made
him fully aware of his deafness!


Are Deaf Actors and Stories Finally Breaking Through in Hollywood?

this is the big question right now


A Center Moriches (Suffolk county, NY) boutique owner,
has allotted space in her boutique for ASL classes
for those that want to learn ASL. The owner,
Katie Goulding, is deaf.


a tweet said:

I recently read about someone who is deaf and how other
people are surprised that they like music

that person is clueless. There are many deaf people that
love music and many musical events are interpreted



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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A deaf person works in an office; he is the only
deaf person in the office. No one communicates with him.
One day, an important “file” was missing. Everyone in
the office got upset about it and they ran all over,
looking for that missing file; going through file cabinets;
going through “in and out” mailboxes; going through
piles of paperwork on all desks.
That deaf person happened to have that “missing”
file – but no one in the office asked him about it –
until about two hours later!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:


Lip reading tale

try lipreading these two last names – Boyer and/or Poyer

possible or impossible?

It is impossible!


This week’s ASL video in youtube

Is it easy to research Deaf History and Deaf Culture?
Just go to any library and find books on deafness? Just
go into any web site and google the word “deaf history”
Very difficult. Information in books and web site
is not enough. A deaf researcher must pick little
bits and pieces of information from as many as 15-20
different books or web sites and put them together.
It is the same as putting together 1,000 piece
jigsaw puzzle in one hour! It is impossible.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:

times have changed; googling the internet may have
made deaf research a bit easier, but it is not a
100 percent sure thing.



As we continue to look at final consonants, we see that captioners write
the final “k” sound with the steno BG. They use their right middle finger
to depress the B and the ring finger to depress the G.

If the “k” sound is part of the blended “kt” sound as in the word “act,”
the captioner will then use the pinkie finger to depress the T. We have
seen that the pinkie finger depresses the final T, S, D, and Z, and
sometimes the captioner may get the D instead of the T, and an error could
be the result.

Some examples of this would be:
He was kind of rude and didn’t have very much tacked.
The strikers walked the picked line.
The rocked ship took off for the moon.

These should be read as:
He was kind of rude and didn’t have very much tact.
The strikers walked the picket line.
The rocket ship took off for the moon.


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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

DeafDigest also this edition to former New York
governor Hugh Carey, who departed us. Yes, he was
not deaf – but if it was not for him, there may be
no NTID on the RIT campus in Rochester, NY! As a
congressman in Washington, DC, he sponsored a bill
to create NTID.


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The task force reviewing the goals and mission of the
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind recommended that
the agency move from Ogden to Salt Lake City and that
the advisory board be given more powers.


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