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DeafDigest – 09 October 2011

DeafDigest Blue – October 9, 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: http://deafdigest.comt/videos/subwayorder/

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:


Slightly Scary Stories in ASL

Get ready for Halloween with the DVD “Slightly Scary Stories for Halloween”, available at Harris Communications. Included are three different stories “By the light of the Halloween moon”; “What’s under my bed”; and “Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman”. They are all signed in ASL (no captions) with music and voice over.

This DVD was created by Scholastic. For over 85 years, they have created quality products that educate, entertain and motivate children.

Fun for the whole family, “Slightly Scary Stories for Halloween” (DVD072) is available at Harris Communications for only $14.99.

For more information, go to:

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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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– Dedication

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Susan Tiller, who departed us. She founded the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center of Corpus Christi, TX. After retiring in 2005 as the director, she came back in 2009 to help her agency pull through hard economic times. She was extremely supportive of ASL and steered many individuals towards careers in interpreting.

– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

There are many different programs, different themes and different performances that help create sign language (and deafness) awareness. A new one is this – a photograph of 26 famous Irish hearing individuals, each one showing an alphabet letter sign from A to Z. The photograph was taken to create awareness of the Irish Sign Language. It is being shown at the Signs of Life showing at the Filmbase in Dublin’s Temple Bar.

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