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DeafDigest – 23 September 2018

DeafDigest Blue – September 23, 2018
Blue Edition – updated every Monday
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This week’s ASL videos in youtube
Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf manager, bank branch
Top stories about the deaf:
The Safeway in Seattle has been sued by the EEOC
for discriminating against a deaf job applicant.
He has been trying for jobs in various Safeway
stores in the area and has been discriminated
each time. He was said to be qualified for the
jobs he was applying for but turned down.
Deaf astronomer John Goodricke was honored
by a magazine on his 254th birthday. He was
well regarded by his peers in the field of
astronomy. He died as a young man because
of illness.
The Philippine Federation of the Deaf will file
a formal complaint against Palace Communications
Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson
for mocking sign language in a video that she
Deaf people have said that the airport in
Jakarta, Indonesia is not deaf-friendly.
There are no interpreters and no easily
visible displays of airflight changes and
An article was posted on the web, saying that
people who are not deaf just do not understand
the experiences of deaf people.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
    Go to a deaf bookstore at Gallaudet and you will
see many books about the deaf and of deafness.
    Many of these books are written by authors that
know nothing about the deaf, yet are able to write
    Why? Good question.
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Lip reading tale
A proud hearing mother was telling a deaf
woman about her son.
The deaf woman thought she said:
my son goes to Brat
The hearing mother actually said:
my son goes to Pratt
Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, NY, is one of
the best architectural schools in USA.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
    There are many hearing people with bad manners.
There are also many deaf people with bad manners.
    Deaf and hearing people are human beings with
    Problem is that when a stranger meets a deaf person
for the first time in his life. If that deaf person
showed bad manners, this stranger will think ALL
deaf people have bad manners!
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“What is the most unusual situation you have encountered when working as a
CART captioner?”
Realtime captioners often hear this question. Because these services can
be provided at any location, many wonderful surprises can sometimes occur.
CART captioners have covered many momentous occasions where presidents,
heads of state, and other dignitaries have spoken.
People are now using CART at numerous personal events, like weddings,
funerals, and bar or bat mitzvahs. CART captioners are traveling around
the world to provide access where there was none before.
Realtime captioners are going into many private areas, like doctors’ and
therapists’ appointments, 12-step meetings, and other counseling
sessions. Captioners can make communication accessible at meetings with
personal trainers or exercise classes.
Also, because of remote CART and captioning, the provider can work from
home on many occasions. A user of CART services can bring a computer with
him or her, and as long as they can get an audio feed to the captioner,
they can use the services of that CART captioner.
Some of the most unexpected results often come when trying to provide CART
outdoors.  What everyone involved has to remember is that it is often
difficult to see computer screens in bright sunlight. Also, CART and
captioning equipment does not work well in the rain or snow.
Sometimes it seems there is no limit to the new ways people can think of
to use CART services. I look forward to many more unique and surprising
assignments in the future.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    The new president of the St. Catharines branch of the
Canadian Federation of University Women is Beverly
    She is deaf, been deaf all her life. It is not known,
however, if she uses sign language.
News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
The Social Security Administration wants to evaluate
the criteria on what defines hearing loss.
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