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DeafDigest – 04 May 2020

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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list of upcoming Deaf National Events
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Top stories about the deaf:
Marsha Vae Goeken is a deaf actress many of us
have never heard of. She graduated from South
Dakota School for the Deaf and then graduated
from Gallaudet and has participated in many
acting jobs. She was written up in a newspaper
story.
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In 2005, Katrina Miller wrote a book about
the deaf in prisons. A second book is coming
up thanks to Gallaudet Press – it is being
written by Damara Goff Paris and is due
for release this coming fall.
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Frank E. Smith, who was deaf, recently departed
us at the age of 89. He was a Deaf Community
hero for one reason – TTY machines! During the
mid-sixties, he established a TTY repair shop,
and taught himself how to repair these
machines for the benefit of deaf households
in the greater Boston area.
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Controversial New York governor Cuomo has been
slapped with a lawsuit by a group of deaf
New Yorkers for not providing them with
interpreters during these Covid-19 public
announcements.
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Hypocrisy in the workplace? A survey said that
almost all employers would recommend hiring
a deaf person, but much less than half of
them feel the deaf person cannot do the job
better than a hearing person!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
FATHER OF ORAL DEAF KID SPEAKS TO DEAFDIGEST EDITOR
Recently, a father of an oral deaf kid chatted
with DeafDigest editor.
If a son is deaf, the father should always
try to speak slow to make lipreading easier.
But with DeafDigest editor, the father
spoke very fast and lipreading was impossible.
This is strange!
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
STRANGEST HEARING GESTURE
A hearing woman was standing in a line
next to a deaf person.
She suspected that the man next to her
was deaf.
She gestured – like “are you deaf and blind”
and she was not joking. Her face was serious.
The deaf man, shocked at the gesture, shouted
“I am deaf” and the woman walked away!
A strange gesture it really is.
This week’s ASL video in youtube:
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
We have been ordered to stay at home and stay safe.  It has been a long
one.
I finally went to town for the first time since February.
I had to wear a face mask and felt kinda weird, but safe.
Everybody was wearing face masks of different colors and prints.
Social distancing is still in practice.  This part is hard for us who are
DeafBlind.
My hair and mustache are long!  A DeafBlind friend call me Hulk Hogan! (a
well know wrestler!)
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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Gallaudet men’s basketball history book for sale
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