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DeafDigest – 01 July 2018

DeafDigest Blue – July 1, 2018
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
This week’s ASL videos in youtube
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— artist/war correspondent
Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
Top stories about the deaf:
There was an obituary of Steve de Satnick, saying
he was one of the pioneers of closed captioning
way back in the early seventies. DeafDigest
editor never heard of him and so asked around.
It seemed that he was the boss of ABC’s Julius
Barnathan, not deaf, who was heavily involved
with the closed captioning technology.
Seems Barnathan asked de Satnick for his
OK to go ahead with closed captioning.
And that de Satnick gave his OK and
was credited for it!
Toyin Fasakin, who is deaf, is a candidate
for the Register of Wills in Prince Georges
county in Maryland.
The Victorian College of the Deaf has not
been reviewed by Deaf Education authorities
for the past 10 years. As a result, the school
has declined in quality and services, incurring
the anger of the Victorian Minister of Education.
The Okanagan Valley Association of the Deaf
in British Columbia has filed a formal
complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal
over the refusal of St. John Ambulance
to train the deaf in its training courses.
Deafness being reversed? Scientists at the
National Institute on Deafness and Other
Communication Disorders said that a “switch”
is possible to reverse hereditary deafness.
Check out the new post about how trauma can change you
on HealthBridges
HealthBridges is a website to learn about behavioral health
and social service resources for Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard of Hearing People
Happy Summer 🙂
The HealthBridges Team
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
    Many years ago, deaf people loved to watch
silent movies.
    These silent movies were never silent or
    Why? Because there was music that came
with the movies. It came from the piano
that was located near the movie screen.
    While hearing people enjoyed music
and watching the movie at the same time,
deaf people only enjoyed the movie, but
not the music.
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
Lip reading tale
DeafDigest editor was eating at the Waffle House
in Maryland
He saw the cashier grab the telephone. She then
shouted at someone across the room.
DeafDigest editor thought she said:
Pam, the phone call is for you
She actually said:
Bob, the phone call is for you
(Bob was wearing his name badge and that is how
DeafDigest editor found out)
This week’s ASL video in youtube
    A deaf man worked for an engineering firm;
he did not have a college degree in engineering.
Yet, when business went bad, the company engineers
were always laid off.
    This deaf man was never laid off! Why?
He was so valuable to the company in many
different ways. He could make corrections
in technical reports and in blueprints;
he was a great photographer and also a
great freehand artist. He also knew how to
fix computers; he was also able to fix
company cars.
    In fact he could do almost anything.
That is why the company always kept him
even during bad business times while
they lay off hearing engineers!
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
What should we do if we have a complaint about closed captioning?  Here is
information from the FCC’s Web site about what steps you should take.
For captioning problems during non-emergency programming, you may file a
written complaint with either the FCC or your video programming
distributor (i.e., your cable or satellite TV service, or the TV station
if you do not pay for cable, satellite, or another subscription video
service). If you file your complaint with the FCC, the FCC will forward
the complaint to your video programming distributor.
The FCC rules establish specific time limits for filing closed captioning
complaints. Your written complaint must be filed within 60 days of the
captioning problem. After receiving a complaint, either directly from you
or from the FCC, the video programming distributor will have 30 days to
respond to the complaint. If you filed your complaint with your video
programming distributor and they do not respond within 30 days, or if a
dispute remains, you can send your complaint to the FCC.
You can file your written complaint by using the on-line complaint form
found at
You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by
e-mailing; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:
        Federal Communications Commission
        Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
        Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
        445 12th Street, S.W.
        Washington, DC 20554.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    The news the Gallaudet community has been
waiting, with baited breath for weeks, has become
the greatest news ever.
    Gallaudet accreditation has been reaffirmed
by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
A blogger of a deaf-related blog wanted to gain entry into the HLAA
Convention, but security people, upon orders of the
convention people, ordered him off the premises. Angry, he
is considering legal action.
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