DeafDigest Blue – June 20, 2021

DeafDigest Blue – June 20, 2021

Blue Edition
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 25th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/captions-blocked/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-with-changed-attitude/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/suffering-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-teacher-asl-class-comment/

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Top stories about the deaf:

Shirley Pinto has become Israel’s first time
ever member of the Knesset, which passes
national laws.

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Breda Carty, a leading advocate of the deaf, has been
awarded as the officer of the Order of Australia.
She is deaf.

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An interpreter fell down while walking in the
parking lot, and filed a law suit against the
school. The state Court of Appeals threw out
the lawsuit.

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A race is going on, according to a newspaper
story, to save the Hawaii Sign Language
before the sole surviving user departs us.

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Approximately 360,000 people will sign British
Sign Language at the same time in an effort
to break the Guinness World Record.

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SUFFERING FROM HEARING LOSS

Suffering means people that feel hurt from
pain.

A newspaper headline said a person was
suffering from hearing loss.

Is hearing loss same as deaf person
suffering from deafness- hurting pain?

This is why some headlines make no
sense!

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/suffering-deafness/

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Lip reading tale

A deaf friend was chatting with a hearing person
in the hallway.

A third person walked past between them.

The deaf friend thought the hearing friend said:
This is Ryan

The hearing friend actually said:
This is Bryan

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

A COMMENT BY ASL TEACHER
DeafDigest editor won’t name the ASL teacher
but he made a comment in his classroom.
He told his students in the ASL 101 class –
that only one of you in this room of about 20
students will find a job working with the deaf –
as teacher or as interpreter or as a voc rehab
counselor or as social worker.

This week’s ASL video in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-teacher-asl-class-comment/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

We have been looking at how stenocaptioners use their right hand for final
consonant sounds.

One of the most used fingers is the captioner’s pinkie finger. There are
actually four keys that the right pinkie finger must depress. Those are
the letters T, S, D, and Z.

Some captioners use the S to denote plurals, while others use the Z.
Whichever key the captioner uses to indicate that a word is a plural, it
is depressed with that finger.

Although errors with words that are plural can be some of the easiest to
read through, they are also some of the most common stenocaptioning errors
that you will see.

A slip of the pinkie finger can change a word from singular to plural
and vice versa.

Some examples of this would be:
The ship were scheduled for deployment.
The kids was playing at the playground.
He saw the bird that were swooping down.

These should be read as:
The ships were scheduled for deployment.
The kid was playing at the playground.
He saw the birds that were swooping down.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The Science Daily ran a piece saying that for the
deaf, the eye retina is extremely important when
it comes to being observant, spotting things that
hearing people would overlook. This conclusion
was reached after a series of experiments by
researchers at the University of Sheffield
in England.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Disney is upset about the Mickey Mouse scam in
China. Street performers, not affiliated with
Disney, have been begging for money after
doing street skits. Disney is saying that three
such performers are deaf and are using their
deafness as reason to get money from tourists!
These tourists give money, thinking these
street performers were part of the Disney group.

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suffering-deafness

SUFFERING FROM HEARING LOSS
Suffering means people that feel hurt from
pain.
A newspaper headline said a person was
suffering from hearing loss.
Is hearing loss same as deaf person
suffering from deafness- hurting pain?
This is why some headlines make no
sense!

2021/06/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 18, 2021

— a stolen credit in astronomy

Henrietta Leavitt, who was deaf, was an astronomer
with the Harvard College Observatory during late
19th century/early 20th century. She discovered
a star (Cepheid variable) that acted differently
from other stars. Credit for her discovery was
stolen by her boss – Edward Pickering. This
fact was mentioned in the book “Cosmic Queries.”

 

— a deaf phase is part of a new theatrical show

During latter part of the 2000’s decade, the
phrase “not deaf enough” became the buzz.
Well, there is a new theatrical show, titled
Oral, which involves a character that has
become late-deafened, struggling through life’s
issues but still accepting her deafness!

 

— the deaf and the plastic surgery

A deaf woman wanted plastic surgery. She researched
plastic surgery clinics, wanting more information
about these services. None of these clinics (16 of
them) showed captions on their web sites. As a result,
there is now 16 new ADA-violation lawsuits!

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

06/13/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

2021/06/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – June 17, 2021

— a state rated #1 in nation in interpreter access

New Mexico’s courts was rated #1 in the nation
by the National Center for Access to Justice
for language access services, that included
access to interpreters. In second place
is Connecticut.

 

— a deaf candidate and her residency issues

Vivian Song Maritz who is deaf, is running for
the Seattle School Board. It is a controversial
matter due to her residency issues. She has been
accused of living in a different district
than the district she is campaigning as a
School Board candidate. She functions as
a hearing person.

 

— medical fellow said CI has inaccurate performance rates

Matthew Shew, not deaf, has been awarded a Dean’s Scholar
at the Washington University School of Medicine in
St. Louis. This honor will allow him to do research
on why there is no accurate way of figuring out
cochlear implant success/failure rates. Yes,
there are CI success stories, and also CI failure
stories – but why? This is what Shew is working on.

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

06/13/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/