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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DeafDigest Gold – April 14, 2019

DeafDigest Gold – April 14, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
MIT and Harvard, two of the nation’s best universities,
sitting side by side in Cambridge, MA, is still fighting
it out in a captioning court case. The fear is that both
great universities will toss in the towel and take down
all of their on-line content. A joke? No, it has happened
to University of California at Berkeley.
The two deaf education centers in New Zealand – Kelston Deaf
Education Centre in Auckland and the van Asch Deaf Education
Centre will merge to become one center. Not sure how is
this going to work even though both centers are served
by one board of directors.
A big wildlife fire broke out in South Korea.
Emergency news on Korean TV were not interpreted,
or captioned or streamed with words. The South Korean
National Human Rights Commission is now aware of it.
Vladimir Aneas, who is deaf and lives in Haiti,
is making a success of himself in the clothing
design business while at the same time, telling
people that the deaf can do anything if given
the opportunities.
The article “Linguists found the weirdest languages
and English is one of them” was posted on the
internet. It said that British Sign Language and
American Sign Language are both strange in that
sounds are not used at all!
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SOME STATE LEGISLATORS ARE FUNNY
    This is a true story. Years ago, a deaf political
advocate wanted his home state to pass a bill to give
discounts for deaf people that use TTY to make long
distance calls.
    People told him that the legislators will vote
against the bill. This deaf leader did his homework,
practicing with friends on debates, reading on legislative
rules, making contacts with deaf community, etc.
    He arrived at the state capitol ready for a fight;
his arms were carrying materials to show the
legislators.
    The legislators saw him and told him to go home
because they already passed the bill before he
arrived.
    Was the deaf man happy? No, he was very upset
because he felt he wasted his time doing his
homework! And he drove more than 2 hours from his
home for nothing.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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WAL-MART AND THE DEAF
    DeafDigest briefly mentioned Wal-Mart
hiring the deaf but not promoting them to better
paying positions.
    A DeafDigest subscriber from a Midwestern
state said that Wal-Mart never hires interpreters
for deaf employees in staff and award meetings.
    And that for the past 10 years Wal-Mart hired
five deaf people in one Midwestern store. All
of them were fired because of minor violations.
    Is it possible that Wal-Mart hires the deaf
and keeps them for one year before firing them
to take advantage of tax incentives for
hiring the deaf?
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I have worked to mark the stove to make it accessible for me to operate.
Stoves and other appliances now use digital modes to run the appliances.
In my case, our new stove has a touchscreen which requires special
markings.
The agency for the blind came and placed “Gorilla tape” onto the
touchscreen.
It was a cut out for several rectangles and squares so I can press the
settings in the center of the cut out tape.
Also required within the strip of tape on the frame was access for me to
find the settings.
Problem- the touchscreen is very sensitive!
Result? So far I have burned a meatloaf!
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 Blue – April 14, 2019

DeafDigest Blue – April 14, 2019
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Top stories about the deaf:
Finally in New Zealand, the deaf people now have
weekend video relay services. Previously it was a
Monday to Friday operation.
The “Silent House” is an upcoming British novel
about a crime taking place in the Deaf Community
and involving an interpreter.
Texting service for 911 calls in Memphis
has begun.
There is a worry that the Horace Mann School for the
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Allston, MA) may close,
because of issues with the building. Close temporarily
or close permanently or to move to another building? At
this point, no one knows.
Willie Ross School for the Deaf (Longmeadow, MA)
is now breaking ground to expand its building.
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Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no monthly
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TWO SEPARATE GROUPS IN SAME PARTY
  What happens when two separate groups are invited
  to the same party?
  Both groups will ignore each other and chat only
  with members of its own group.
  An example is a VIP Democratic person marrying
  a VIP Republican person. These Democrats and Republicans
  will not mingle with each other.
  This is for hearing only, not for deaf? Wrong! DeafDigest
  editor has been to weddings and big events where Gallaudet
  people and NTID people were invited.
  The Gallaudet people stayed with each other and the NTID
  people did the same thing.
  Democrats-Republicans. Gallaudet-NTID. No difference!
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Lip reading tale
A hearing wife asked her deaf husband to go to the store
The hearing wife (who does not sign) said something like:
please get me Jerry ice cream
she actually said:
please get me cherry ice cream
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WON’T ADMIT DISCRIMINATION
    There are many newspaper stories of successful deaf people.
  They are oral and do not know sign language.
    In many of these stories, there is not one word about
  discrimination.
    Are these successful deaf people refusing to admit or
  hiding their discrimination?
    DeafDigest editor thinks they hide their many years of
  discrimination!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
As viewers of closed captioning, we are very concerned that TV shows,
movies, and online videos are captioned for accessibility. Different
companies have been in the news lately because of their efforts in
providing captioning on a network, the internet, or failing to provide
captioning of their material.
What we need to remember is that it is not the just the quantity of
captioning that is important, but it is very important that the quality of
captioning be maintained. Captioning must be accurate in order to provide
meaningful accessibility.  If an organization says that they caption their
videos, yet the accuracy rate is only 80% to 90%, that is not good enough
to be considered accessible. If one or two words out of every ten are
wrong, it is impossible to understand the message being conveyed.
We must educate ourselves on what is considered good captioning, and we
must not accept captioning that does not truly provide access. It is up to
all of us, as viewers of captioning, to provide feedback to the companies
so that they know where their captioning efforts are succeeding and where
they are failing. Inaccurate captions are not providing equal access.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
  This is old news but which has kicked up again
this week. There is a serious issue of imbalance
between males and females in the Deaf Studies
major and the Speech Language Pathology and
Audiology major at Towson University in
Maryland.
    Deaf Studies has 8 males and 122 females;
the other major has 3 males and 162 females.
    This issue was brought up several years
ago before kicking up again this week by
Towson students.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
Austine School for the Deaf will close at end of
school year this coming June because of financial
concerns. The Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing, the school’s parent body, will continue
– and they hope to reopen the school in some format
by July 2016. Already, in emails today, school
alumni members are upset about it.
note:
Vermont continues as one of the few states without
a state-wide school for the deaf. DeafDigest
is worried that the list will grow in the coming
years.
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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2019/04/12

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 12, 2019

— The Silence (Netflix) could have been a film comedy

The Silence, mentioned in yesterday’s DeafDigest,
could have been a comedy in the Deaf Community
while being a horror film with the hearing people.
Sign Langauge is so bad among these actors, and
which prompted avid film watcher Nyle DiMarco
to make this comment. He is correct.

 

— a proposed bill that drive-ins will hate

There is a plan to propose a bill at the
Tennessee legislature next year. It is to require
all drive-in restaurants to install devices
to allow the deaf to communicate. Those pushing
the bill say the technology is only just $1,000
and has a life of 20 years. The catch is that
it is targeted at drive-ins that have 25 or
more employees. The fear is that drive-in
owners would cap the number of employees at
24 to avoid following the law, if it passes.

 

— no one wants to find (and pay for) an interpreter

A deaf person, accused of a crime, needed
an interpreter. The court said it is the job
of the Office of the Public Defender. The
Public Defender said it is the job of the
Superior Court. This issue is taking place
in the Northern Mariana Islands, which is
a U.S. commonwealth in the Pacific Ocean.
Question – does ADA apply to the U.S.
commonwealth lands? Nothing about ADA
was mentioned in the newspaper story!

 

 

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Ooppeenn Tthhrreeaadd

I appreciate that a police tower may be necessary in some cases, seeing the picture is a lot. I mean how do you insure that you are just intimidating criminals and not the public more broadly, especially in communities of color? That said the article says that the towers go to sports stadiums, so I have presumably seen them in the wild and not noticed them.

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2019/04/11

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 11, 2019

— deaf film vs deaf film

Which deaf film (both by Netflix is better –
The Silence or A Quiet Place. According to a
film magazine article by a film critic,
The Silence is much worse!

 

— the voice of a late-deafened actress

Do late-deafened people still keep their
hearing voice after becoming deaf?
Hearing people say the voice changes
and they would know it is a deaf-voice,
though very understandble, and not
a hearing-voice. A voice example would be
late-deafened actress Amanda McDonough
(Switched at Birth).

 

— deaf actress gives up a deaf role

When there is a casting call for a deaf
role, deaf actors and actresses would
fight for it. In the case of Jameela Jamil,
a deaf British actress, she gave up
an opportunity to play a deaf role.
She said:

They should find a brilliant deaf woman to
play that role, and not to be greedy
about it.

This comment is rather unusual.

 

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2019/04/10

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 10, 2019

— police arresting a deaf person six times without an interpreter

It is quite shocking that the sheriff’s office of
Jacksonville, Florida arrested a deaf person six
times without an interepreter. The fed up deaf
person filed a lawsuit. As a result, the department
has been trained on how to deal with the deaf.

 

— offering deaf person a job and taking it away

Rabbits love carrots and do not like it when
these are offered and then taken away. Same thing
with a deaf woman being offered a job to work in
a hospital cafeteria. She waited two months
for instructions to report to her new job
only to get a letter saying she was a risk.
She was considered a risk – “unable” to tell
patients on costs of cafeteria meals and to
“warn” them of temperature of drinks.
This story made the front pages of newspapers
in Great Britain. Fortunately for her
she found another job with a catering company.

 

 

— trapped and forced to smile and nod

There was a discussion on the internet about
hearing people assuming all deaf people are
lipreaders and assume that when they nod
and smile they “understand” everything.
No deaf person likes to be trapped into
a corner, with no way to get out of a
“unlipreadable” ordeal.

 

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