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DeafDigest – 11 August 2019

DeafDigest Blue – August 11, 2019
Blue Edition – updated every Monday
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This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
Top stories about the deaf:
There is an irony to Dubai’s goal of becoming the
world’s best disability-friendly city. Their movie
theaters are not captioned, a point raised by
an advocate of the deaf.
New Jersey Acting Governor Oliver signed into law
establishing Deaf Student’s Bill of Rights,
giving deaf students sweeping powers with
regard to education.
There was a story in Canada that only Ontario gives
support to the deaf-blind, the only province to do so.
Thousands of deaf people from the northeastern Chinese
Jilin province lost their savings because of scam,
promising financial rewards. Police have arrested
the scammers.
Disabled video gamers are telling video game
programmers to allow them to review new games
to make sure accessibility needs (captions, included)
are being met.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
    You go to a restaurant, and point to the menu
the food you want.
    It is a risk. Most waiters will catch your
food order and you are happy with the food
brought to your table.
    Some waiters may read wrong with your finger
pointing. Some may look at the food above what
you pointed, or look at the food below what you
    And you get angry when the wrong dish is brought
to your table.
    Just because a waiter smiles and nods his head
does not always mean he got your order correctly!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
Lip reading tale
A deaf person couldn’t find his friend and
asked his hearing friend about the missing friend.
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
He is way
The hearing person actually said:
He is away
This week’s ASL video in youtube
    An interpreter was watching ASL video at work. A hearing
person came around and looked at the video and was confused.
    Confused because the video had no sound. That hearing
person asked the interpreter where to turn on the sound!
    This shows that many hearing people do not realize
that the deaf live in a world of no sound!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
Renowned consumer advocate and environmental activist Erin Brockovich will
deliver the keynote address to attendees of NCRA’s 2019 Convention & Expo
taking place August 15th through the 18th at the Hyatt Regency in Denver,
NCRA (the National Court Reporters Association) is the country’s leading
organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and
legal videographers. This flagship event serves as host to the largest
annual gathering of court reporters, captioners, scopists, legal
videographers, trial presenters, students, and other legal services
Brockovich will address attendees on Friday morning, August 16th, during
the opening general session, which will also include the installation of
NCRA officers.
Other highlights include the National Speed and Realtime Contests, which
will be held on August 14th and 15th, respectively. These contests set the
stage for NCRA members to compete for bragging rights for having the
fastest fingers on a steno machine. Participants in both contests have
their skills challenged by speed and accuracy components.
Attendees will also enjoy cutting-edge educational sessions, networking
opportunities, an awards luncheon, a member recognition gala, an expo
floor offering vendors with the latest in products and services, and more.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    At the recent hearing World Magic Championships
at Beijing, China, there were 2,500 hearing magicians
that participated.
    Four of them were deaf (one American, two Italians
and one Japanese).
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has issued a mandate that
all state agencies hire the disabled and the deaf.
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