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DeafDigest – 24 June 2018

DeafDigest Blue – June 25, 2018

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
This week’s ASL videos in youtube
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— colorful deaf businessman
Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
Top stories about the deaf:
Imran Sheikh was evicted from his roadside food stall
over licensing concerns last year. After a year of
waiting and jumping through the hoops he was
able to get his license back and is now serving
roadside food on the grounds near M S University
in India.
SpeakSee system is a new speech to text devices
that is claimed to be much better than existing
speech to text devices – in that it suppresses
background noise. A breakthrough or just another
mouse trap?
In 1957, Andrew Foster, an African American
graduate of Gallaudet University, established
a school for the deaf in Ghana. Thirteen
other deaf schools followed suit  Sixty one
years later these school are in disarray,
lacking basic educational tools. The
Ghana National Association of the Deaf
made this an issue.
At a big festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, a group
of activists gave speeches that advocated the
rights and the needs of the deaf.
Georgia governor Nathan Deal signed a bill making
employment a priority for the deaf and the
disabled. The Georgia Council on Developmental
Disabilities has applauded the signing.
Check out the new post about how trauma can change you
on HealthBridges
HealthBridges is a website to learn about behavioral health
and social service resources for Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard of Hearing People
Happy Summer 🙂
The HealthBridges Team
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
    Many, many hard of hearing people have a fear.
What is this fear?
    That their hearing aid batteries would die in
middle of a big hearing meeting or a big hearing
    Many hard of hearing people carry spare
batteries in their pockets as a back up, just
in case.
    But many other hard of hearing people forget
to carry their own back up batteries.
    This is the real fear among hard of hearing
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
Lip reading tale
Two hockey fans, one deaf and one hearing were
talking about past hockey greats.
The deaf fan thought hearing fan said:
I like pure
The hearing fan actually said:
I like Bure
(Valeri Bure, past hockey star from Russia who played
in the NHL and is married to actress Candace Cameron-Bure)
This week’s ASL video in youtube
    A newspaper story said:
CI helps people relearn to hear.
    Relearn? Or to learn? Depends. A late-deafened
person will relearn to hear with a CI. A deaf person
all his life will have to learn to hear with a CI.
    To relearn or to have to learn? Two completely
different meanings.
– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
“What does a CART captioner do when the proceedings become contentious and
everyone is talking at the same time?”
Although court reporters and CART captioners use the same skills and the
same equipment and software to perform many of their job functions, this
is where there is a big difference in how they perform their job duties.
A court reporter is supposed to make a verbatim record of the proceedings
that he or she reports. If people start speaking over one another and it
is impossible to decipher who is speaking and what they are saying, a
court reporter should stop the proceedings and ask people to repeat what
they have said.  It is the reporter’s duty to attempt to maintain a
clear record.
The CART captioner, on the other hand, is present at an event to provide
communication access. Because a verbatim record is not required, the CART
captioner would usually not stop the proceedings to gain control of a
contentious situation.
The captioner can use parentheticals such as (simultaneous crosstalk),
(indiscernible), or (inaudible) to indicate that one cannot understand
what is being said. The consumers of the CART services would then be able
to ask people at the event to repeat or slow down.
Just because you see someone at an event using a steno machine, it does
not mean that he or she is making a verbatim record. The goal may be to
enable the consumers of the CART services to understand what everyone else
in the room understands.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Diabetes and deafness going hand in hand?
This is what researcher Kathleen E. Bainbridge
is saying on a report posted on the
Annals of Internal Medicine web site.
    Crunching numbers from a study group of
nearly 5,200 individuals, she said:
We found that hearing loss was much more common
in people with diabetes than people without the
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
How do you sign these words and phrases – Abenomics,
plus 0 minus 5, public assistance bashing, etc?
The Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies created
these political signs for the benefit of deaf viewers
that want to watch political news on TV.
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