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6th Deaf Trivia

by on Jan.30, 2012, under Resources

The answers for the 5th Trivia questions from 12-26-11 are shown below:

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. B

Did anyone answer all of them correctly? Are you ready for the next Trivia today?

1. On Article 12-12-11, Who is Rogelio Fernandez?

A. Installer at SVRS
B. Regional Account Executive at ZVRS
C. Tech Support at Convo
D. Regional Account Executive at Purple

2. Who created the Deaf Tech News website?

A. Samuel Sandoval
B. Jermaine Cornish
C. Brain Trager
D. Ken Davis

3. What did Leroy Colombo accomplished for his Guinness Book of World Records?

A. swim at Gulf of Mexico in 11 hours
B. fastest window cleaner
C. saved over 900 lives his career as a lifeguard
D. Highest reverse bungee jump

4. Where is the Registry of the Interpreter for the Deaf office located?

A. New York, NY
B. Austin, TX
C. Washington, DC
D. Alexandria, VA

5. When was closed-caption shown for the first time in television?

A. 1970
B. 1980
C. 1960
D. 1990

The answers will be shown on the next 7th Trivia on February 27th, 2012. Good luck!

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5th Deaf Trivia

by on Dec.26, 2011, under Resources

The answers for the 4th Trivia questions from 11-28-11 are shown below:

1. B
2. A
3. C
4. D
5. B

Did anyone answer all of them correctly? Are you ready for the next Trivia today?

1.  On 11-21-11 article, what are Joe Cepeda’s 4 favorite sports?

A. NBA, NFL, MLB and martial arts
B. Kickboxing, NHL, soccer, and tennis
C. Boxing, golf, NASCAR, and swimming
D. Cycling, Horse racing, WNBA, & Track and field

2. Who are the President and CEO of Sorenson Communications?

A. Ronald Burdett
B. Pat Nola
C. Jason Dunn
D. Janice Barson

3. Which city is the largest deaf population in the US?

A. Boston
B. Los Angeles
C. Rochester, NY
D. Washington D.C.

4. Who is Laurent Clerc?

A. Deaf minister
B. Deaf actor
C. Deaf scientist
D. Deaf Teacher, co-founder of the first permanent school for the deaf in North America

5. Who was the first Black Deaf person to earn a bachelor’s degree from Gallaudet University?

A. Gabriel Sojo
B. Andrew Foster
C. Edgar Palmer
D. Samuel Hudson

The answers will be shown on the next 6th Trivia on January 30th, 2012. Good luck!

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4th Deaf Trivia

by on Nov.28, 2011, under Resources

The answers for the 3rd Trivia questions from 10-31-11 are shown below:
1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. B

Did anyone answer all of them correctly? Are you ready for the next Trivia today?

1. When was the 1st Deaf Trivia started on DMICOC website?

A. June 29, 2011
B. August 29, 2011
C. April 1, 2010
D. August 29, 2010

2. On the DMICOC article on 10-10-11, which city is Zhenya from?

A. Vinnitsya
B. Moscow
C. Paris
D. Odessa

3. Who is Matt Hamill?

A. Professional deaf soccer player
B. Professional deaf football player
C. Retired deaf American Wrestler & Mixed Martial Arts
D. Professional deaf hockey player

4. Which company in US developed the 1st videophone technology for the deaf in 2002?

A. Purple
B. ZVRS
C. AT&T VRS
D. Sorenson Communications

5. What kind of disability does Helen Keller have?

A. Hard of Hearing
B. Deaf and Hard of Hearing
C. Amputations
D. Muscular Dystrophy

The answers will be shown on the next 5th Trivia on December 26th, 2011. Good luck!

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3rd Deaf Trivia

by on Oct.31, 2011, under Resources

The answers for the 2nd Trivia questions from 9-26-11 are shown below:
1. B
2. A
3. C
4. D
5. B

Did anyone answer all of them correctly?
Are you ready for the next Trivia today?

1. When was the Deaf Ministry ICOC website started?

A. June 2009
B. August 2009
C. January 2010
D. June 2008

2. How many deaf disciples and interpreters disciples at Los Angeles Church of Christ mention on article 5-15-11?

A. 20 deaf disciples & 14 interpreters disciples
B. 14 deaf disciples & 11 interpreters disciples
C. 30 deaf disciples & 20 interpreters disciples
D. 50 deaf disciples & 25 interpreters disciples

3. Who was the “Father of Sign Language and Deaf Education”?

A. Abbe Sicard
B. Laurent Clerc
C. Charles Michel De L’Eppe
D. Samuel Heinicke

4. Who was the first deaf major league baseball player?

A. Cy Young
B. Honus Wagner
C. Curtis Pride
D. Dummy Hoy

5. Who was the 1st American deaf person to earn a medical degree & a doctoral degree?

A. Charles Bonnet
B. Judith Pachciarz
C. Annie Jump Cannon
D. John Goodricke

The answers will be shown on the next 4th Trivia on November 28th, 2011. Good luck!

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2nd Deaf Trivia

by on Sep.26, 2011, under Resources

The answers for the 1st Trivia from 8-29-11 are shown below:

1. B
2. C
3. A
4. D
5. B

Did anyone answer all of them correctly? Are you ready for the next Trivia today?

1. What is the name of hard of hearing actor who played in television series Incredible Hulk?

A. Arnold Schwarzenegger
B. Lou Ferrigno
C. Jamie Reeves
D. Mariusz Pudzianowski

2. What is the name of the Company that owns the copyright of The Bible: ASL Translation videos?

A. Deaf Missions
B. Harris Communications
C. ASLBible.com
D. None of the Above

3. Who was the 1st deaf NBA player?

A. Osei Morris
B. Tamilka Catchings
C. Lance Allred
D. Bradley Miller

4. Who is Peter Cook?

A. Deaf sportscaster
B. VRS interpreter
C. British comedian
D. Well-known International deaf performer artist

5. Where is the DeafNation World Expo in 2012 take place?

A. Los Angeles
B. Las Vegas
C. New York
D. Washington D.C.

The answers will be shown on the 3rd Trivia on October 31st, 2011. Good luck!

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Deaf Trivia

by on Aug.29, 2011, under Resources

Deaf Trivia will be posted with 5 questions each month. Answers will be given with the following month’s Trivia. Good luck on answering those questions. Are you ready for Deaf Trivia?

1. Who invented the Telecommunications for the Deaf (TTY)?

A. Alexander Bell
B. Robert Weitbrechtin
C. Thomas Edison
D. None of the above

2. Where was the first Video Relay Services (VRS) started?

A. United States
B. Canada
C. Sweden
D. France

3. Who invented the first type of hearing aids?

A. Harvey Fletcher
B. Robert E Morley, Jr
C. Gerald R Popelka
D. None of the above

4. Name a deaf actress won the Academy Award in 1996.

A. Deanne Bray
B. Linda Bove
C. Amy Ecklund
D. Marlee Matlin

5. Who was the 1st recorded deaf person in history?

A. Quintus Pedius
B. Deaf son (name unknown) of Croesus
C. Hadrian
D. Princess Katherine Plantagent

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What is Video Relay Services (VRS)?

by on Aug.01, 2011, under Resources

What is Video Relay Services (VRS)?

VRS is a video communication services for the deaf and hard of hearing to communicate with their videophones via live certified interpreters.  It is a free service to the deaf and hard of hearing. Sweden was the first country in the world to establish the VRS in 1997. In 2002, Sorenson VRS created the vp-100 videophones. The USA became the second country to established VRS in 2003. Five years later in 2007, Sorenson VRS developed a vp-200 for improvement on new features than vp-100.

Deaf and hard of hearing in USA don’t need to pay local, long distance, & international calls thru VRS. They will need to pay their local internet provider to able to use VRS. Home and Business videophones are connected ethernet cords to the internet modem and plug wall. There are many different kinds of videophones products from different VRS companies. Below are some example for VRS companies:

Convo Relay

Purple VRS

Sorenson VRS

IWRelay VRS

ZVRS

Telecommunication device for the deaf (TTD or TTY) is an electronic equipment connected to the phone line that has telephone headsets and keywords. It was invented by Robert Weitbrechtin in 1964. Deaf and hard of hearing are able to type messages to the Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) to communicate with their third party calls or communicate two way street by TTY to TTY. More info about TTY at http://tap.gallaudet.edu/Text/TTYBasics.asp
 
Today, deaf and hard of hearing use their mobile videophones. It is high demanding technology in which they don’t need to depend on their home videophones. They can use their wireless devices signals by 3G, 4G, and WiFi. When there is a weak signal, mobile videophones will not be able to work. Mobile video mail messages are allowing hearing people to leave messages to the deaf or hard of hearing. They can make point to point videophone calls to communicate with their families, friends, and co-workers. Special thanks for the engineers became successful for the deaf technology.

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What is Deaf Culture?

by on Jul.25, 2011, under Resources

Deaf Culture: Deaf and hard of hearing people are a socially active group who use their sign language. For example: They can participate in entertainment, sports, travel, worship, and deaf events. ASL students and interpreters are also part of this group that supports the Deaf Community. There are different kind of deaf events around the world such as open-caption movies, deaf clubs, local deaf community events, and etc. ASL is the 3rd most popular language used in the USA. There are over 200 sign languages used around the world today according to info from Wikipedia.
      For example if you attend a party with hearing and deaf people. How can you get a deaf people’s attention? The best way to flip the light switch off and on to get their attention. When you see a group of deaf having a conversation, it is best to sign “excuse me” & move out of the way or join the conversation. What about signing from far away? Deaf & hard of hearing use facial expressions to show something is far away. When you see interpreter services at the front row, please don’t walk back and forth in front of them that is consider rude because deaf and hard of hearing don’t want to miss any details when a interpreter interpret at present. It is best way to move out of other way to show polite and not interrupt to them.
      Currently, the Deaf Community doesn’t accept the term hearing-impaired or deaf-mute because it is inappropriate that they will feel defensive and hurt. The bible used term “mute” in the old days. Today they preferred to be called deaf or hard of hearing. Deafness means partially or wholly lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing; unable to hear. Most culturally deaf don’t wear behind the ear aids but many hard of hearing people do. Hard of hearing people do have partial hearing, but they wear aids or have other devices allowing them to hear sounds clearly. They are able to lip read and watch facial expressions to assist in their understanding of the speaker.
      According to a Department of Health and Human Services survey which stated the percentage of deaf children born in a hearing family is 93%, 7% of deaf children are born in deaf family, more than 112,000 people have cochlear implants in worldwide and 30% of the english language is visible for lip-reading.
      Anyone who is new to the Deaf Community is encouraged to study about Deaf Culture online. Most sign language students feel awkward and have inexperiences how to communicate with deaf or hard of hearing people at the deaf events. Best way is to be active, ask questions, and let the deaf and hard of hearing know that you are learning sign language. It is important to be sensitive and show respect to the Deaf Community. Deaf & hard of hearing use facial expressions and body language to communicate as part of the grammar of ASL. It is best for ASL students to learn and improve their receptive skills by attending deaf events.
      Check out the link for more info at http://www.start-american-sign-language.com/deaf-culture.html.

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