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DeafDigest – 28 October 2018

DeafDigest Blue – October 28, 2018
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Top stories about the deaf:
The New York School for the Deaf is not the only
school named as Fanwood. There is another school –
First Children’s School – that is also named
Fanwood, primarily located in Fanwood, New Jersey.
Both Fanwoods do have deaf students!
At a deaf awareness event, an advocate said:
The deaf culture, as a whole, doesn’t even feel like
we have a disability. We just call it “deaf”
A deaf construction worker was terminated from his
job with the Mercedes Benz expansion project in
Dorchester County (Maryland). As a result he has
filed a job discrimination lawsuit.
South Carolina sculptor Bob Doster, not deaf, was
helped by students from South Carolina School for
the Deaf and the Blind, with his “I Love You”
sculpture mounted in a public square in downtown
The United Nations funding cuts for residents of Gaza
may possibly affect the lives of deaf residents
that need services.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
We often see hearing people whisper something into
other hearing person’s ear.
It is like telling something about a big secret that
they don’t want others to know. We also know that this
whisper is very quiet with very low voice so others
can’t hear.
Why would some hearing people whisper something into
a deaf person’s ear knowing that the deaf person
cannot hear it?
And also why would these same hearing people
speak so loud with that whisper on deaf person’s ear?
A big mystery.
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Lip reading tale
Squeak was the name of DeafDigest editor’s dog
before he passed away.
Sweetie is the name of DeafDigest editor’s current
Try lipreading Squeak and Sweetie names; not that
easy to lipread at all!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
    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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With all the different areas of terminology that they might have to deal
with, I am sometimes asked if broadcast captioners or CART captioners
specialize in particular areas.
In today’s fast-paced, technical environment, it seems like every industry
has its own set of acronyms and lingo. It is impossible for someone to be
an expert in every area.
Captioners do have areas of strength and weakness, but there is no formal
list that an organization like the National Court Reporters Association
keeps of areas of specialization for captioners.
Many broadcast captioners work with news broadcasts every day. There are
some captioning companies that work primarily in sports captioning.
CART captioners see a wide variety of subjects, especially in the college
classrooms. You might be working with a pre-med major one day and a French
literature major the next day.
Sometimes we are learning along with our consumers, but sometimes we try
to find someone more qualified to cover a class we feel unable to handle.
A CART captioner I know has stated that math classes are out of the
In the end, each realtime will make a decision about whether they feel
qualified to provide services for a particular event. Unfortunately,
sometimes detailed information isn’t given to the captioner in advance
about the topics to be discussed, so we could unknowingly “get in over
our heads.�
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Would we dare post our Deaf Genetic map on a website
for the whole world to review?
    Crazy? Well, the genetics professor at Harvard Medical
School and 10 of his researchers will be posting their
own genetical information on a web site.
    While these Harvard people are not deaf, it would
create a precedent for others to post their own
    What does the word privacy mean?
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The Human Rights Watch, an international organization,
issued an announcement that deaf children have
a right to a quality education.
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