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Deaf Digest Gold – October 23, 2011

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Trix Bruce, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, Franciso Olivera, etc.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an opening Thursday class on Interpreter’s Guild.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and interpreters.  Over 30 titles include two brand new ones — Math Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon!   Other DVDS include stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter information, etc.

11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies served by SKIHI.  The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

In Great Britain, doctors that belong to the Royal College of General Practitioners system may be torn between two choices – to refer deaf patients for implants and to go broke, by spending money needed for these operations – or – to refer these deaf patients for hearing aid fittings and save money. This was the issue raised by this professional body of physicians.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do well meaning hearing people make anti-deaf comments?

A. Maybe they were never that well-meaning in the first place!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Foliage season is when hiking up the mountain trails becomes popular.

How I miss those hikes, but we can be creative.

The hiking trails tend to be narrow so an alternate way to provide support to Deaf-Blind friends is using a walking stick (4 to 5 feet long).

Use the walking stick to “guide” the Deaf-Blind friend who will walk behind you while holding the stick.

Just be extra careful and stop for bumps and low clearances.

These obstacles require direct guiding and not the walking stick approach!

For Deaf-Blind individuals with balance problems, additional support will be necessary.

One suggestion is to have 2 walking sticks and another person to support.

One support person in front and another in back and walking sticks on each side of your friend.

That will support the balance.

Be sure to practice and develop safety protocols before you hike.

Happy Trails!

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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Wish List of the Week:

Herman Cain is proposing a 9-9-9 tax plan (9 percent each on income tax, national sales tax and corporate income tax).

We wish for a Deaf 9-9-9

– 9 percent of corporations having high level deaf executives

– 9 percent of government agencies having high level deaf administrators

– 9 percent of deaf people earning $100,000 or higher

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DeafHistory:

Year 1712 – An illustration of a Deaf Beggar in the picture of the Deaf beggar is found in the 10th volume of the book – “Japanese Illustrated Assemblage of the Three components of the Universe”

You can see the illustration at: http://deafdigest.com/deaf-beggar-in-japan/

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

5 times

captioning live programs costs 5 times more than captioning pre-recorded programs

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DeafLibrary Resources

Deaf Rights and Needs

from A to Z on list of Deaf Rights and Needs http://deafdigest.com/deaf-rights-and-needs/

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A Counseling Position is now available at The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals.

The Program is located at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview-Riverside.

Ideal candidates will be a Licensed Graduate Social Work (LGSW), be eligible for LGSW licensure, or a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC).

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