Open Thread April 22

Hey y’all, it’s that time again. Time for some spring cleaning? Yes, but I was also thinking of the Northwest Progressive Institute spring funding gala. It looks like a pretty good lineup as usual.

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DeafDigest Blue – April 21, 2019

DeafDigest Blue – April 21, 2019
Blue Edition
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Top stories about the deaf:
Many deaf people know Connexin-26, as the gene
responsible for people born deaf. But it is
not the only gene. There are 37 other genes,
according to geneticists at Kings College London.
This study was published.
An interpreter in Japan was subjected to
unwanted attention though it was no fault
of his. He was listening to the speaker
announce Japan’s next era name announced
as Meiwa whereas it should have been
Reiwa. The interpreter then realized the
speaker mispronounced the word and quickly
made the correction. By that time, the
mispronunciation went viral.
The Deaf Women Association of Nigeria
staged a mass rally in a government building
to demand that all agencies hire interpreters.
A Chinese legal expert that knows sign language
said that Chinese Sign Language (several
regional dialects) are too difficult for
deaf clients that have literary issues.
There have been tales of interpreters moving
to bigger cities because of better professional
opportunities. The latest one is a rural area
in Scotland being without an interpreter for
two years. The last one retired and it is
impossible to attract new interpreters.
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A SAD IRONY AT GALLAUDET AND NTID
    What is a sad irony at Gallaudet and NTID. Both campuses
have deaf students – and for new students that need to learn
ASL, the opportunities to mingle and learn is perfect.
    Yet, some students reject social life and reject ASL. As
a result, for some of them they have to enroll at ASL classes
in their home towns!
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Lip reading tale
a hearing person was pointing at another hearing person
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
This is Mr. Gordon
The hearing person actually said:
This is Mr. Ordon
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COMPARING 30 YEARS AGO WITH TODAY
    Thirty years ago, a Gallaudet graduate can enter any
deaf club in USA, no matter if everyone in the club are
strangers.
    He will find out who knows whom that knows whom, etc,
and then make few friends that night. This is the real
deaf network.
    Today, a Gallaudet graduate enters any deaf club and
it is possible he will not know someone that knows someone.
There are deaf people that are mainstreamed, are NTID graduates
or hearing college graduates. This is not the Deaf Network.
    Times have changed.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Because realtime captioners do not use the QWERTY keyboard, the types of
errors that they make are different than someone who is typing on a
computer keyboard. Some people may think that captioners don’t know the
difference between simple words.
If a stenocaptioner strokes the steno for “rain” instead of “rein,” it is
not because the captioner does not know the difference between those two
words. It may just be that the captioner stroked the wrong stroke on the
steno keyboard.
Homophones are difficult for many captioners because they are words that
sound the same but are spelled differently. Captioners are trained to
write phonetically, so when two words sound the same, the captioner has to
devise a system to distinguish between the two words.
One of the solutions is to add an asterisk to the steno so that the
strokes will be different. But now the captioner has to remember which
stroke gets the asterisk: Do I add the asterisk to “guild” or “gild”?
If you ever see a sentence captioned something like, “The Army kernel went
to visit the sergeant,” remember that the words “colonel” and “kernel”
sound the same, and the captioner is writing phonetically. The captioner
probably knows the difference between those words, but he or she just
didn’t write the steno to get it to translate properly.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    In Canada, are we seeing history repeating itself?
In 1980, California School for the Deaf moved from
Berkeley to its present site at Fremont. The move
was forced because the state government powers
were saying the school campus sat on an earthquake
fault.
    It probably was a smokescreen because University
of California at Berkeley needed land to grow,
and the deaf campus was in the way.
    And now this – University of Alberta, at Edmonton,
is coveting the land that belongs to Alberta
School for the Deaf. The university people is now
raising a big stink about it, which has hit the
newspapers this week.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Why are Brain Anatomies different between the deaf and
the hearing? All depends on which language is first
learned. Says who?  Says Guinevere Eden, director for the
Center for the Study of Learning at Georgetown
University Medical Center (GUMC). Does DeafDigest believe
it? No! But the article was written in the Journal of
Neuroscience.
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DeafDigest Gold – April 21, 2019

DeafDigest Gold – April 21, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
A deaf British woman has always felt she was
born to be a mermaid. This is not a joke.
As a result, she has her own mermaid fins
and uses it everytime she goes swimming.
The local government does not allow her to
wear her fins in public swimming pools,
and she’s angry about it.
A mobile app has been set up to help
deaf voters in India understand how
the election process works.
Rashays, an Australian restaurant chain,
is requiring all of its staff members to learn
basic Australian sign language, not just only
to accommodate its deaf employees but also
deaf diners.
Gallaudet is located in the middle of a
residential neighborhood, which is becoming
slowly gentrified. What is the Gallaudet’s
policy towards neighbors? An article said
that if neighbors want to entail themselves
of Gallaudet’s facilities, they must join
the Gallaudet Connection Program, but cannot
bring dogs and guests with them.
Slovenian Sign Language is on track on becoming
one of Slovenia’s Official Languages.
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WHICH IS A PRIORITY IN LAWSUITS – JOBS OR CAPTIONS?
    There are many captioning lawsuits. These lawsuits
are much more frequent than employment lawsuits.
    Which should be the top priority, otherwise
our priorities may be wrong!
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ORALISM IS SOMETIMES DANGEROUS
    Oralism is sometimes dangerous. Why? A deaf oral
man told a hearing friend – your wife is looking for you.
    The hearing friend left the room and came back
with a knife and gave it to the deaf person.
    Yes, the deaf person was puzzled. The hearing
person thought the deaf man said – I want a knife!
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Being home alone(face palm) is a challenge when everyone out for long
time.
When folks are home, they don’t leave things where they should be!
The dogs (not mine) are hard to find to get them out for pee breaks!
One trick I have used with the dogs is to ring the doorbell and I will
find them both running to the door!
Now I need to find new tricks to get folks living in my house to return
things where they belong!
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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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2019/04/19

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 19, 2019

— SSA to revise SSDI application steps

The Social Security Administration (SSA) may reconsider
the ways deaf applicants could get SSDI. SSA said the
application process is different from the past, and
that the wait will get longer for approval. Scary?
Yes!

 

— interpreter lottery

A lottery to get an interpreter?

Crazy? Well, in the rural areas of Scotland, the
shortage of interpreters is pretty much bad.
Those needing an interpreter must hope to have
their winning name pulled out of a hat in a
lottery! DeafDigest worries this situation may
get worse when Brexit is finalized.

 

— Court says ADA plus 504

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District
of New York appeals voted to “combine” ADA
with Section 504 if discrimination cases refer
to both regulations. It is said to be the first
time that discrimination cases could be combined
under these two regulations. The judges’ vote
was split, though.

 

 

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Open Thread April 19

President Trump sure did a lot of things that look like crimes. I mean asking people to commit crimes on your behalf is pretty crimish. Don’t have people crime for you, everyone.

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2019/04/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 18, 2019

— pet peeve of a Washington, DC deaf resident

DeafDigest editor, a resident of Washington, DC,
has been often asked by acquaintances if he has
visited the Gallaudet Starbucks. For him, this
visit requires a drive (and finding a parking spot)
or a bus ride or a subway/trolley ride. There
are two Starbucks very close to the his home. Coffee
lovers would rather walk, and not drive just for
a quick morning coffee. Yes, Gallaudet Starbucks is
perfect for deaf tourists, but not for locals.

 

— Six Tucson assisted living facilities being sued

Many deaf retired people move to Arizona. DeafDigest
hopes they are aware that some assisted living facilities
discriminate against the deaf. For that reason,
six of these facilities in the Tucson area have been
sued because of discrimination. The agency filing
the lawsuit is the Southwest Fair Housing Council.
Sad to say, DeafDigest knows of some individuals that
sell their long time houses to make the move only
to face disappointment!

 

— struggling to understand high level interpreted meetings

A deaf professional was given an interpreter while attending
a staff meeting where budgets, high dollar amounts, and
other business and economic phrases were casually thrown in.
An example was – “land readjustment project” phrase that
the interpreter didn’t know how to interpret. A CART
system failed to help him. A combination interpeter/CART
system also failed. They are still struggling for a perfect
way for the deaf person to follow.

 

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2019/04/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 17, 2019

— hearing actor defends playing a fake-deaf role

In a college publication, a hearing actor (obviously
a drama major) said that acting will always involve
pretending and there should not be a limit to the
make-believe. That hearing actor is wrong. Fake-deaf
actors usually sign ASL very badly and the deaf in the
audience would know it is fakery!

 

— an interesting venture for three deaf partners

Three deaf partners have come up with an interesting
venture. It is building a resort of small houses on a
25 acre forest plot in West Virginia, a long drive
from Washington, DC. They said wi-fi will be powerful
enough to penetrate the forest so that the renters
can stay connected to the world. This story was
published in a magazine.

 

— 4 rules for deaf-friendly web sites

A legal center outlined four rules to make web
sites deaf-friendly (and to avoid ADA lawsuits).
The web site must be easy to read and follow;
must be easy to use it; must be easy to
understand and follow the contents; must
be strong enough to withstand upgrades.

 

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2019/04/16

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 16, 2019

— knew everything about the Old West and the cowboys

Joe De Yong, who passed away in 1975, was an expert
on stories and tales of the Old West, Native Americans
and the cowboy life. Film directors that needed advice
on producing Old West movies went to see him. He drew
many pictures and wrote many articles – all about the
Old West. De Yong was deaf, but it didn’t stop him
from being a worldwide authority on the life in the
Old West.

 

— praises and expectations

The Mozzeria, the deaf-owned pizza restaurant
in the heart of San Francisco, has been
praised in a magazine article for hiring
the deaf. The magazine also said that
it could help lower the 70 percent
underemployment and employment rate
among the deaf. Is 70 percent underemployment
rate correct? Yes; many deaf people are
underemployed though being employed. Is 70
percent unemployment rate correct? Well,
DeafDigest editor tends to challenge
such stats!

 

— angry TV viewers and the weather forecast

TV viewers hate it when emergency weather
captioned streamings interrupt the program they
are watching. Most of these agnry people
do not realize the FCC rules require such
weather warning interruptions – no matter if
a Tiger Woods was on the verge of finally
winning a major golf championship in so
many years.

 

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2019/04/15

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 15, 2019

— Rimac Automobiles hires a deaf engineer

Croatia only has one deaf engineer – Josip Ivankovi;
impressed with his grades and efforts, Rimac
Automobiles has hired him; his job is to work on
computers in cars. Rimac? It is considered to be
one of these European “super cars.” Is he the
only deaf automotive engineer in the world?
Do not know.

 

 

 

 

 

— wheelchair is automatic response in many airports

Few weeks ago, Nyle DiMarco, a very healthy,
and athletic looking deaf dancer/model
was offered a wheelchair at an airport.
Of course, he was insulted as much as all other
able-bodied deaf people would be. An advocate
said that many airport personnel, immediately
seeing a deaf passenger, would automatically
offer wheelchairs without even thinking
about it. The same goes for a waitress,
upon seeing a deaf diner, offering Braille
menus without even thinking about it!

 

 

— fake-deaf film almost got into lawsuit

Deaf films, or or even fake-deaf films,
getting into lawsuits? Not sure if it has
ever happened, but there was a lawsuit
threat with one fake-deaf film. “The Silence”
was accused of “copying” the “A Quiet Place”
film (both Netflixes, by the way). As a result,
angry “A Quiet Place” people talked of filing
a lawsuit against “The Silence” people.
Eventually tempers cooled; probably the Netflix
people interceded, not wanting one film group
to be suing another film group under its own
umbrella!

 

 

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April 15 Open Thread

Important Thunderpussy news!

Now that I have your attention, it’s trademark news. It seems like a different category than FUCT to me, but I am no trademark staffer or attorney.

And kudos to KUOW for actually saying Thunderpussy on my morning radio.

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