DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2018/12/12

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 12, 2018

— Gallaudet helped DC’s A. Litteri

A. Litteri is DC’s #1 deli sub shop. Each day at
noon, lines are long at the sub counter.
It all started years ago when Silvestri brothers
(the late Todd and Toselli, born in Philadelphia
area and attending Gallaudet), were frustrated
in not finding a good sub shop. At that
time A. Litteri was just an Italian grocery
store. The brothers demanded Italian subs
and convinced the reluctant owner to make these
for them. Word got around; many Gallaudetians
came over and wanted these same subs. This
influenced A. Litteri to set up a sub counter
in the rear of the grocery store. Business
boomed, and this deli shop is a DC landmark.
There is a Gallaudet banner in front of the sub
counter. Most patrons, however, are hearing.

 

— “Forged in Fire” to feature a deaf blacksmith

DeafDigest mentioend Norman “Buddy” Thomas,
who is deaf and is a skilled knife maker.
He will be on the “Forged in Fire” TV
program on the History Channel at
9 p.m. Wednesday, December 12th. If you
miss that program, there are always
re-runs.

 

— deaf films require bigger scenes

A deaf filmmaker said that when deaf films are
being shot, it is important to have a big
scene – that must show the face, the hands
and the body language. It is different with
hearing films when faces could only be shown!

 

 

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Open-Thread

Is Lisa Brown running for Congress again? I only see her on Twitter. So maybe I am missing something. Still, her Tweets are very much against McMorris Rodgers. I don’t know the district well enough to know if there’s someone else who might run next time, but I like Lisa.

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2018/12/11

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 11, 2018

— Skype can be turned on to watch captions

People have complained that Skype has become
difficult to turn on to watch captions.
It was announced that turning on captions has
become easier with Skype, even permanently.

 

— deaf waiters said to read facial expressions

A newspaper story said deaf waiters are able to
take orders from hearing patrons by reading
tbeir facial expressions. Does DeafDigest
believe it? No, but this is what the newspaper,
in China, said.

 

— Hacking to help the deaf

Major League Hacking is an organization that teaches
hackers to create hacking ideas for good purposes
(not evil purposes). This organization hosts
hacking events at selected colleges. One hacking
team won first place for their hacking project –
to help the deaf create emoci that would
show emotions while watching a video or a show.

 

 

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2018/12/10

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 10, 2018

 

— “Can Science Make Me Perfect”

There was a British TV program that was aired –
“Can Science Make Me Perfect?” and it said
if things were done right with the human beings
then there would be no heart attacks, no one
falling down and – no deaf people!

 

— interpreters say that hearing say don’t say everything

Interpreters catch what hearing people say. But the
interpreters do not interpret – body language,
facial expressions, and gestures that reveal
much more than what the hearing person is saying!

 

 

— private movie room for open captions

One movie theater found a compromise to make
hearing and deaf movie watchers happy.
For open captions, the movie house has
reserved a private movie room for them.
Hearing people that don’t want open
captions, could always go to the
regular movie room!

 

 

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DeafDigest Gold – December 9, 2018

DeafDigest Gold – December 9, 2018
Gold Edition
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Top stories about the deaf:
Hudson lane, a popular food court in Delhi (India)
was praised in a newspaper story for hiring many
deaf workers.
Gallaudet’s Tower Clock (the building, not the year book)
was written up in a local newspaper, praising it as a
historical landmark.
Microsoft will be adding captions and subtitles
to its PowerPoint and Skype apps.
A deaf man was not allowed a discount on a
hearing aid by one dealer – for one reason –
he did not own a cell phone!
A deaf owned brewery in Hyattssville, MD has
been written up in the Washington Post.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
LATE DEAFNESS IN IRELAND
    There was a newspaper story of some people in
Ireland suffering from late-deafness. They were
exposed to heavy noises for many years.
    The newspaper said that some of them wait
15 years before finally seeing a doctor
or an audiologist about their late deafness.
    Why 15 years? Good question.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
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CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a
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that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees
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HEARING PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE TTY MACHINES ARE OLD FASHIONED
    We hate it when we use the video relay to speak to a bank or a
credit card company or a department store, and they tell us
we must use our TTY machine to communicate with them.
    We try to explain to them that many deaf people have
stopped using the TTY because it is old fashioned.
    And when they don’t believe us and continue to tell
us to use our TTY, we only get more frustrated.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Sending Holidays greeting cards to DeafBlind people is great.
They will appreciate the cards from many of you.
There are ways to make the greeting cards accessible.
For low vision, use dark thick sharpie marker and print large.
You can even use word.doc and make bold large font and insert
in the card.
For Braille users, you can contact your local agency for the Blind for
advice or possible printing one for you in Braille.
If you Google search Braille greeting cards you will find several
businesses print them.
You can also send greeting cards electronically.  There are many ecards
available.
However not all ecards are accessible for Braille users.
We, DeafBlind people get greeting cards, but they can be hard to read,
you can volunteer and visit them and help them read the holidays cards!
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 – December 9, 2018

DeafDigest Blue – December 9, 2018
Blue Edition
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Top stories about the deaf:
The iQIYI, China’s online entertainment
service provider, has come up with sign language
Artificial Intelligence app. China has several
sign languages; not sure if that app covers
it all?
Deaf candidate Chris Haulmark did not win the
election for the Kansas Representative
legislative seat, collecting 48 percent of the
votes.
Batimon Nongsteng has become India’s first
deaf officer of a local voting station.
Her job is to settle voting eligibility issues
and polling problems.
“The Quiet Man” is a video game popular with
hearing gamers. The programmers designed
the game to disable the sound – as a level
playing field for all hearing gamers because
the main video game character is deaf! The
gamers must see, not hear, the action on the
screen.
A deaf-friendly bus has been introduced in
Adelaide, Australia, on a trial basis. It has
a sign language robot that would inform
deaf passengers of bus stops.
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Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone!
CapTel shows 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 by a free service, no monthly fees
or contracts required.
For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive
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IRONY ABOUT CLARKE SCHOOL
    Clarke School for the Deaf is one of the
world’s most famous oral schools for the deaf.
    Many years ago, Grace Goodhue taught at
Clarke. She then married Calvin Coolidge,
who became the president of USA.
    There was a newspaper story that was
written up about Coolidge’s wife teaching
at Clarke. The story said that she taught
at a school for the “deaf and dumb.”
    The dictionary says “dumb” means a person
cannot use speech at all!
    The newspaper reporter did not understand
the word “dumb”!
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Lip reading tale
an angry DeafDigest subscriber wanted these
lip reading tales stopped, saying these were
absurd.
Absurd? Well, one time DeafDigest editor was
in a shopping mall food court, with his deaf
friends, and wanted to order a steak sub.
He pointed to the menu. The sandwich-maker
said something so very unlipreadable. The
editor then asked a Coda child that was in
the group, to ask what the sandwich-maker
was saying.
He was simply saying:
Do you want ketchup?
He could have pointed to the ketchup or wrote
it down on a piece of paper, but he didn’t
and it caused a small incident.
So much for “absurd” lipreading tales!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A DIFFERENT KIND OF SIGN LANGUAGE
    Many deaf people use sign language. Not every
deaf person uses ASL as their sign language.
Many immigrant deaf people use their home nation
sign language that we, the Americans, do not
understand.
  And also, there are many deaf people that teach
themselves sign language. We also often do not
understand these self-taught sign languages.
    Self-taught sign languages create problems for
interpreters and social workers that work with
the deaf!
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Many people occasionally type “teh” when they really want to type “the.”
Sometimes stenocaptioners also make fingering errors. Because captioners
do not type one key at a time, but instead they write whole words or
phrases at one time, their errors look different from the errors of
someone typing on a computer keyboard.
If a stenocaptioner realizes that he or she made a mistake, it can be
corrected immediately. The usual method for a captioner to correct an
error is to hit the asterisk key, and that will delete the immediately
prior stroke. However, if the captioner has already entered two or three
more strokes after the mistake, it is usually too late to go back and
correct it.
If a captioner realizes that he or she made a mistake two or more strokes
previously, what most captioners do is enter a dash stroke (–) and
attempt to rewrite the wrong words. This is also the same method most
stenocaptioners use to indicate a mistake or change of thought by the
speaker, so you may not be able to tell if it was the captioner’s mistake
or the speaker’s mistake.
If you see captioning that reads, “They did an analysis of the fail
you’re rate among — failure rate among students at the university,”
that would probably be a correction to a fingering error by the captioner.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Raghab Bir Joshi, a deaf member of the legislative
body in Nepal, has issued a demand – that schools for
the deaf be established in every Nepalese district.
    Not sure how his fellow legislators will act on
this request. This is an interesting issue because
the nation has banned private education!
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
A new Officer of the British Empire, anointed by
Queen Elizabeth, is Fr Cyril Axelrod, the deaf priest.
He becomes the first deafblind person to earn this
huge honor.
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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2018/12/07

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 7, 2018

 

— a comment by owner of a movie theater

The owner of a movie theater, independent and not
part of national chains, said:

Sometimes it just takes a member of a certain community
to come to us and tell us what they need

That member wanted open captions. The owner said
it was just a matter of a switch of a button to
make the change!

 

 

— deaf woman wins movie stunts award

When we talk about movie stunts we think of the
late Kitty O’Neil. She was not the only deaf
person doing stunts. The other one was Marneen
Fields. We probably have never heard of her
but she was deaf and performed many stunts
throughout the 1980’s. The honor she just
won was Legendary Stunt Award from the
International Action on Film Festival. She
has performed stunts for some of the most
famous actresses – Jane Seymour, Priscilla Presley,
Morgan Fairchild, etc.

 

— yet another role for Marlee Matlin

Marlee Matlin in a sci-fi movie? Yes,
the movie “Entangled” will be shown
in 2019 and Marlee plays the role
of a hearing daughter and allowing
her to grow up on her own.

 

 

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0pen Thread 12-7

I had to be at work early, and I didn’t prepare anything yesterday. Sorry.

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Marriott Sued For Data Breach

Within hours of the data breach at Marriott Hotel, two men from Oregon decided to sue the hospitality giant for letting their private data get compromised.

Later, another lawsuit was filed by a resident of the Maryland state. The status of both lawsuits is class-action. The latter lawsuit did not specify the damages they are seeking from Marriott. Still, the former lawsuit is suing Marriott for $12.5 billion in data loss.

The Breach

It was on a Friday, December the 3rd when it was reported that a massive data breach had taken place at the Marriott. In the breach, some 500 million worth of user data stands stolen.

At this time it has not been confirmed if any financial data was compromised as a result of this hack, still experts’ place the data risk to be no greater than $327 million.

The data affected guests of Marriott’s Starwood chain of hotels. It includes W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton and Design Hotels.

Lawsuit Seriousness

See, the lawsuits are class-action in nature. In the coming months, more lawsuits may be filed. And when that happens, these combined lawsuits will weigh down heavily on Marriott. Class-action lawsuits generally end in settlements, and if this one goes down that road, it wouldn’t be that much of a surprise.

Types of Hacks

The data breach is said to be the second biggest of all-time. First being Yahoo, when in 2013, data of 3 billion users was stolen.

The share price dropped to 8.7% since the breach was announced, which is the maximum Marriott’s share has dropped to in years.

According to one research, such data breaches do not last long and does not impact share prices in the long run either, as companies tend to recover.

What Should You Do?

This is just one of many examples that have in the past impacted users; be it Facebook, Cathay Pacific airline or Marriott where hackers have compromised user data.

Therefore, stay protected by remaining anonymous online, especially when connecting to public Wi-Fi networks in restaurants, hotels or airports during traveling.

Public Wi-Fi networks are mainly “honeypots” which appear to be real, but are set up by hackers to lure people in by connecting to them. It leads you to connect to them and reveal all your sensitive information inadvertently. It might be usernames, passwords, bank account details, etc.

Therefore, be wise and smart. Employ Ivacy VPN and render your presence online anonymous by hiding your IP address. When your IP is hidden, a hacker will not be able to tell your actual location from a routed one.

In the world of extreme cyber threats, you cannot be too careful.

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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2018/12/06

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 6, 2018

 

— broke the law for a good reason

Amy McMillan, a young deaf woman, was rejected
many times when applying for a job – because of
her deafness. She then broke the law – not
disclosing her deafness on the application form.
She was immediately hired. The law – in Northern
Ireland required all deaf applicants to disclose
their disability on the job forms!

 

— nursing home in hot water

The Atrium Post Acute Care of Wayne, a nursing
home in New Jersey is in trouble. A deaf social
worker used deaf relay service to discuss a matter
with the nursing home, and was repeatedly hung
up. For that reason, the State Attorney General
ordered the nursing home to pay monetary damages!

 

— the revenge satisfied the deaf person

Shane van Boening, who is deaf, is the world’s
#1 billiards player. He travels all over the world,
beating hearing billiards players in tournaments.
In a newspaper interview he revealed he was bullied
throughout his school years. They were mocking
him for his deafness. It was so bad that he refused
to attend his own high school graduation ceremony.
The revenge? Living in North Dakota, he drove to
a car wash to get his new and shiny car washed.
One of the car wash people was the same person
that bullied him. Said Shane:

He was the guy who picked on me when I was a little
kid. That is what he deserved. This is what I deserved.
Think what happened better for you.

 

 

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