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    Please explain why deaf people are proud to be deaf???

    I don't understand why deaf people are proud to be deaf. I hate hate being deaf. Can't do stuff that requires hearing. Lawsuit settlements with hospital takes forever..... Autocorrect doesn't recognize word deaf and corrects it to dead. Please explain why people like being deaf??? If I...
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    Have you had any GOOD experiences with VRI especially in hospital?

    To be honest, I am growing weary of seeing so many vlogs and negative comments on VRIs especially in a hospital setting. I have not had any bad experiences with VRI at all and I have used it several times at the Urgent Care with no problems. IF you don't like having VRI then why are you...
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    A person that hates gay people wants to be an interpreter

    She hates gay community, unfriended people since the SCOTUS day, thinks being gay is wrong wrong, etc.. whatever She is studying to be an interpreter. I don't think she should be an interpreter because I know a large number of deaf people in the large city (Seattle) are gay. DO u...
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    Interpreters at funerals, etc

    Who pays for them? Who is responsible to arrange for one? You or the funeral director? In my experience, I've always contacted the agency or interpreter friend. The interpreters are often volunteering their time for the funeral and wont charge for you.
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    How do you like using VRI at urgent care?

    I'm curious. There's this person on FB that is very anti-VRI in medical setting. I have no qualms about using it, especially in urgent care/ER dept., especially when you need immediate attention and can't wait for an interpreter. Lots of people say they have bad experiences about VRI and...
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    Websites to educate new boss/coworkers about deaf employees

    Hi. I have a new job starting in two weeks. The firm has never had a deaf employee before. I'd like good websites on how to work with deaf people, communication,etc. I've been looking around,,,,, any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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    Snap? snap? is it a deaf slang word? definition?

    I've been seeing it all over facebook lately on deaf friends facebook pages. What does it mean? Thanks!
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    May be getting laid off soon, how easy is

    it to get SSDI for a while until you get another job? Thanks
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    Why can't deaf people respect deaf people's choice of sign language?

    I sign mostly PSE and SEE. I know very little ASL, I do not know FULL BLOWN ASL at all, it is very hard for me to understand. I often ask for clarification and they are always happy to oblige. Deaf people are giving me grief over it. It is starting to annoy me. SEE was my first...
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    Don't you hate it when hearies think we are spoiled brats?

    I have noticed that hearies tend to call deafies spoiled brat because when we are upset, we tend to be very expressive with our facial and body gestures, but that does not mean we are spoiled brats!!!! GRRRR!! Why do they think like that????
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    Amazon streaming now captioned?

    I was looking thru and noticed some now have cc .. but I have not tried it out yet... Anyone here tried it? Let me know, thanks or I will test it myself later on! :)
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    Ipad captioning on movies from itunes

    How do you get captioning on movies on ipad via itunes? Do they need to have cc info or what? How do i install? or what? Thanks
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    SSDI/Unemployment benefits/big savings account?

    I'm curious. I know this person who was just laid off from job after years of being there. The person just applied for ssdi and got it and is collecting unemployment benefits as well. The person also have a big savings account of over 15,000. dollars which the person refuses to touch...
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    MOvie "And Your Name is Jonah" is now subtitled!!

    On Instant streaming on netflix!! I watched it over the weekend and it was a good movie!!!
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    two deaf co workers in same dept./interpreter issues

    Hi. I am deaf, and have a deaf co worker, in same dept, same team, but two completely different positions. She uses interpreters way more than I, I use interpreters for my one on one sessions with my supervisor which is every other week, weekly team meetings, on occassion some other meetings...
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    Sign for Prom from show Switched at Birth

    I see the sign for prom ... fist under your chin and move back n forth Why is it signed that way? It seems weird to me, just wondering. Do you know?
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    Why are hearing co workers so afraid to talk to deaf co worker?

    I believe this is common. I hate it when hearing co worker have an issue with me, and won't directly confront/talk to me about it, and will often email me and cc my boss. I hate that. There is no need to get boss involved unless you continually talk to this co worker without any...
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    Captioned movies at the theatre

    On they show several types of captioning ...OC, RW, USL, etc. I really prefer open captioned. Never experienced RW, USL. I have heard bad things about USL (wearing glasses) What are your preferences? What's RW, USL, etc are they good? I am scared to waste money...
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    Tv online, streaming, abc, etc? Captioning?

    Does those tv shows on line like xinifity, comcast, abc, nbc, etc have captioning, subtitling or do i need a software? Thanks!
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    Do you tell you're deaf online such as, eharmony, etc?

    When you post a profile, do you put in profile that you are deaf or wait until you exchanged several emails? Just curious. I never mention that I am deaf in my profile but I will let the person know after a couple emails and often there is no issues.