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.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
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04/07/19 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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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.

 

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

04/07/19 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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Open Thread April 10, 2019 AD

OK, you’re still out there, but why, man?

We all know it’s just lie, lie, lie, man.

It might sound appealing,

But you can’t go self dealing!

Here’s hoping the court says “goodbye, man.”

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2019/04/09

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 9, 2019

— deaf play smarter than hearing

DeafDigest mentioned that one of the best Overwatch
players in the world is deaf, considered to be amazing
since one must hear to play well. Another deaf gamer
said it is a matter of playing smarter than hearing,
many of whom only depend on sounds and do not plan
game strategy ahead of time.

 

— after hiring the deaf, the business goes double

Rebeckah Reichert, who is deaf, is a hairstylist with
a salon in Peru, Indiana. She always wanted to be a
hairstylist but no one would hire her. The owner
of a hairstyling salon in Peru went ahead and hired
her and helped set up videos to help hearing
women select the hairtstyling they wanted. As a
result the business doubled, and it has helped that
many deaf women go to her to have their hair fixed.

 

— the hearing financial adviser and the deaf client

Should the deaf seek deaf financial advisors, yet as
long as they are qualified and are certified? Yes. But
there is not enough of them around. A hearing financial
advisor recently counseled a deaf couple, and there
was a lot of nervousness on both sides. The advisor
thought of ways to clearly communicate with the
deaf couple – and felt that using the blank Word
app on the computer was the best; they could key
in back and forth. When it all ended, the deaf woman
told the advisor that they saw five different advisors
in the past and that he was the best!

 

 

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

04/07/19 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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The Future of Our Fight Against Chinese Censorship

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Combating censorship is not a commercially driven decision for VyprVPN, but one made as a moral principle about what we stand for as a company. China is a unique challenge for freedom and human rights everywhere, the fact that such an important economic and political nation feels the need to censor its people from the outside world is a troublesome reality that we can’t ignore. No matter how much they try to frustrate our efforts to open the internet for Chinese users, we are committed to never backing down.  

To advance that goal in the long term we are presently revamping our product and preparing new obfuscation protocols for existing and new platforms, including iOS. Our ultimate objective will be to make sure that our services are available for all platforms on all devices, furthering our reach and the opportunity to support internet and streaming services for all users within China.  

In the meanwhile, we are focused on maintaining a functional service by making sure that at least one platform is always operational for China.  

The current state of Chinese internet censorship is the very reason VyprVPN exists in the first place, to be a thorn in the side of authoritarian regimes. The cause of internet freedom never rests, and we will never passively allow our users to be isolated from internet access by government censorship. 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2019/04/08

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – April 8, 2019

— more to ASL than just fingerspelling

Fingerspelling was never consdeered to be ASL.
A newspaper story desscribed ASL as ability
to use both hands, to use facial expressions
and to use body language, and to use face
movements – all at the same time.

 

— a deaf participant in an impossible sport

Maxim76 is deaf (real name is not known) and
he has been ranked as one of the top players
in Overwatch. Not sure if it is a sport or not
but it has become more popular. Impossible
sport for deaf? One has to hear voice chats,
one has to listen for sound clues, one has
to hear for warnings, etc. Impossible?
To Maxim76, it is not impossible.

 

— deaf waiter with his tricks

A deaf waiter who has no speech and lipreading
skills has his bag of tricks. He comes to the
tables with coded cards of different colors.
The diners point out to these cards, indicating
their meal choices including ketchup or no
ketchup, doneness of the meat, spices or no
spices, etc. These diners leave the table
happy and they tip him accordingly.

 

 

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DeafDigest Gold – April 7, 2019

DeafDigest Gold – April 7, 2019
Gold Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 23rd year
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Top stories about the deaf:
In a magazine interview, actress Katie Leclerc
(of the “Switched at Birth” fame) said that she
was late-deafened but quickly embraced ASL,
even though she functions as a hearing person.
There is a proposal on the floor in Nevada
legislative body to establish a state school
for the deaf and the blind.
An obit in a South Carolina newspaper was puzzling.
It said the deceased pushed for the establishment of
the first public school system for the deaf in
1955. Well, South Carolina School for the Deaf
and Blind was founded in 1849!
There will be a new apartment complex in
Cheektowaga, near Buffalo, NY. Some of the
units will be available for the deaf residents.
Australia reportedly wants to depart an immigrant
family whose son is deaf. Their reason is
“tax payer burden.”
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
AN ALMOST PERFECT BUSINESS FOR THE DEAF
    What is a perfect business for the deaf. Owning a
dog kennel. Dogs bark all the time and these loud
barking noise would not bother a deaf person.
    Why is it an almost perfect business? Because the
deaf person cannot hear the dog cry or whine. When a
dog cries, it may be for a good reason that the deaf
person may not know about.
    Yes, we do have a deaf owner of a dog kennel in
Florida. It is owned by Ernesto Freye.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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CRAZY FLYING LAWS IN EUROPE
    A deaf man from France is a licensed airplane pilot. He is
not allowed to fly in France. French laws do not allow deaf
pilots in the country.
    Yet, he is allowed to fly airplanes in other European
nations! He has to travel to another European nation
to fly an airplane.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
I went to the Statehouse to testify for the needs of us who are DeafBlind.
One of the most difficult to find information the legislators want are
numbers.
Counting DeafBlind people is very difficult because the Federal Government
counts them in different ways.
They will count primary disability, if you say Deaf and secondly blind,
then the count is that you are Deaf!
If you put down your primary disability  is Blind and secondary disability
is deaf then they count you as Blind.
There are no clear numbers specifically labeled DeafBlind
Now we still need to convince the legislators we need the services
somehow!
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 7, 2019

DeafDigest Blue – April 7, 2019
Blue Edition
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Top stories about the deaf:
Chandigarh, a city of one million people in India
is doing a disability audit. Included in that
audit is to see if public facilities and
public services are deaf-compliant.
Melissa Perrell Parker, who is deaf, but
functions as a hearing person, was profiled
in a magazine interview. She manages nearly
300 employees, over 2,200 volunteers on
a budget of $15 million dollars with the
Novant Health in North Carolina. Her job
title is Patient advocacy officer and vice
president of patient services.
The Malawi National Association of the Deaf
is angry that public facilities would not
hire interpreters to communicate with the deaf.
Rwanda will open a service center to help
the deaf in need. Hired staffers would use
sign language to communicate with clients.
Not just the White House trying to cut the
budgets of Gallaudet and NTID, but also of
the Helen Keller National Center being faced
with a 24 percent proposed cut.
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word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the
phone, letting you read everything that they say – Like
captions on TV  for the phone!
Captions are provided at no cost to the user, with no monthly
fees or contracts required.
For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive listening
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A NEW LAW UNFAIR TO THE DEAF
There is a new law in Illinois that allows hearing drivers
to use cell phone while driving a car; it must either be
a speakerphone or a Bluetooth headset – both which does
not require use of hands. What about the deaf driver? Too
bad; they cannot drive and text while hearing can drive
and talk!
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Lip reading tale
A deaf person was discussing a Greek theatrical play
with a hearing person
The deaf person thought the hearing person said:
The arrested actor played his act very well
The hearing person actually said:
The Orestes actor played his act very well
(Orestes was a Greek character with many personal
issues of his own)
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A BAD SIGNED TV COMMERCIAL
    About ten years ago there was a TV commercial in
sign language.
    In the commercial, a hearing woman gave a pie to
a deaf woman. The signs should have been like this:
I baked this pie for you
    But the hearing woman’s signs was like this:
I baked your dog in this pie
    The shocked deaf woman threw out the pie and
ran away
    True or false?
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Because the steno machine only has 22 keys, a common question I am asked
is:  How do you write letters that are not on the keyboard?
What broadcast captioners, CART captioners, and court reporters do is that
they use combinations of letters to make other letters. For instance, when
a captioner sees the steno TPH written with the left hand, what he or she
sees is an N. The steno TP is the letter F, and the steno PH is the letter
M. These keys are stroked at the same time, like a chord on a piano. You
do not type them one at a time, like a typewriter.
The T is depressed with the left ring finger. The P is depressed with the
left middle finger. The H is depressed with the left index finger. You can
see that just a slight misfingering could change the meaning of what is
being written.
An announcer may say that they are going to discuss how to make your
vacation fun.
If the captioner accidentally added the H with his or her index finger,
that could be transcribed as how to make your vacation none.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Is Economic Stimulus money helping the deaf?
Time will tell, but U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)
has seen to that disabled-owned businesses are given
priority when stimulus contracts are given out by
Department of Treasury.
    DeafDigest hopes disabled includes deaf, and that
more will be coming in favor of the deaf.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
New Zealand is broke. There is not enough money in
the budget to have all TV programs captioned. While
the government supports captions, the funds given
for captions is a joke. It comes down to $3.38 per
New Zealand citizen!
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Open Thread April 5

We should have comprehensive sex ed

In all of Washington, but instead

The Senate committee

Is acting so shitty,

The bill this year is now sadly dead.

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