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DeafDigest Blue – August 8, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - August 8, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday

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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/adaattitude/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafsociallife/


This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/horseriding/
http://deafdigest.com/comics/joblawsuit/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

deafness faked in order to get teaching jobs
http://deafdigest.com/sanjaypandey/


deaf people are contagious
http://deafdigest.com/lauriemousley/



- Very Hot News

The Newfoundland School for the Deaf has
been closed by the province government.

The government issued a statement that said:

time has come for change

The closing, however, is not sitting too well
with many people in the province. They are
accusing the province officials of misleading 
the public as to the reasons for the closing.



- Sunday August 1st

Tony Abbott, the leader of the Liberal Party in Australia,
uttered a remark that upset the Australian Deaf Community.

He mocked the movie captioning needs of the deaf. Once
the furor broke out, as all politicians would do, Abbott
apologized.



- Monday August 2nd

Author Kenneth Slawenski, not deaf, has come up with a
bio on famed reclusive author JD Salinger (The Catcher
in the Rye and other stories).

What about it?

Slawinski thinks that the reason for Salinger's lifelong
reclusiveness was because he became deaf, especially after
fighting in World War II.



- Tuesday August 3rd

Despite the increasing airfares, the airliners are
constantly broke.

In an attempt to get more money off the passengers,
the Spirit Airlines is thinking of charging them
a fee just to talk to a human being at the ticket
counter.

Has Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza taken the deaf into
consideration when trying to charge them additional
"talking" fee.

What about "writing fee" for passing notes?



- Wednesday August 4th

Blaming bad economy, Dering Employment Services,
a deaf-owned British employment placement services
for the deaf, hard of hearing and the deaf-blind,
has closed down. It was a bitter pill for company
founder Stephen Dering, as it was in business for
only four years. It prospered in the earlier years
before hitting the bottom.


(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:


Interpreter Workshop

Semantics of ASL Expressions
for ASL interpreters

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THE DEAF CAN RIDE HORSES
    Can a deaf person ride a horse? Of course, they can.
This is a true story.
    A group of deaf people at a deaf convention wanted
to make reservations to ride horses at a country ranch.
    The reservations clerk told them that they cannot
ride horses because of their deafness.
    These deaf conventioneers were upset and angry about
it. The clerk told them that insurance cannot cover
them if they fall off the horse and get hurt.
    It took about an hour of arguing back and forth
until the hotel general manager found out about it.
The general manager went to the reservations booth
and ordered the reservations clerk to allow the
deaf to ride horses!

- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
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of each DeafDigest edition)

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Come and Join Us at the Largest Deaf Comedyfest!

C3 Festival - The Largest Deaf Comedyfest in Midwest
Lesterville, MO
September 17-19, 2010

http://www.deafinc.org/c3  

Make your reservations today! Space Limited!

What is C3? 
C3 stands for Culture, Comedy and Camping. We like to say
it in Latin - Humanitascomediacongregatium for the heck of it!
 

The Main Event: The Comedy Show:
Friday and Saturday evenings, 8 comedians - from all over the country
- have gathered at C3 and will take you on a journey of laughter and
deaf culture appreciation! Our All Star line-up consists of Crom
Saunders, Richard "FatAss" Layton, Patrick Fischer, Pinky Aiello,
Branton Stewart, Trix Bruce, Roger Vass and Justin "Wormy" Callaway.
Each of them promised to make you laugh your pants off!

What?! More Entertainment!!

Friday night, after the comedy show, we'll have our own Fireworks at
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Loads of Daytime Activities!!

C3 Festival will have loads of games, activities and workshops all
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canoeing, tubing, fishing, hiking, scavenger hunts, waterballoon
volleyball, watermelon-carving contest, stick-in-hole races and more!
Also, we will have vendors and booth exhibitions for your educational
and shopping pleasures.

Workshops for Everyone!

C3 Festival will have workshops for deaf, hard of hearing AND
interpreters! Below are some of the workshops:

- DEAF Inc. and Empowerment*
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- Har-Har! How to Interpret Comedy Shows?*
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AN EMBARRASSING LAWSUIT
    This is a true story. A deaf man applied for a job.
He did not get the job. He filed a lawsuit accusing
the company of discriminating against the deaf.
    It was a long and expensive lawsuit. The company
won. The judge told the deaf man that the company
did not discriminate against the deaf.
    Why? Because the company hired another person
that was hard of hearing!
    Yes, it was an embarrassing lawsuit for the
deaf man.


- for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/comics/joblawsuit/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)




MORE ON THE DEAF BOSS AND HEARING EMPLOYEES?
    Last week's DeafDigest mentioned some hearing
employees uncomfortable with a deaf boss.
    This came in from a subscriber:

A deaf person was hired to be the boss because he
had a college degree whereas none of the hearing
employees were college graduates. The job required
use of the telephone all day. For some reason the
deaf boss suspected that these hearing employees
were "sneaking in" personal calls and were also
complaining about having to work for a deaf boss.
There was no evidence of that. And these hearing 
were still getting their work done. Yet, the deaf boss
constantly watched them, trying to read their lips.
Things got so uncomfortable that the deaf boss quit
his job.


A HEARING AUTHOR AND THE DEAF CLUB
    A hearing author is planning to write a new novel
that includes a deaf character.
    To learn more about the deaf, of deafness and of
Deaf Culture, that author has been attending social
events at a local club for the deaf.
    The club members gave the hearing author a lot of
input in building a "composite" deaf character!

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NEW ENGLAND HOMES FOR THE DEAF HAS A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Emmanuel Ikomi, not deaf, is the new executive director of 
New England Homes for the Deaf at Danvers, MA.
    He comes on board with a long list of credentials, both
with the deaf and with the hearing. While he is fluent in
five languages, he plans to make ASL his 6th language of
fluency.


WRONG RULING AT WRONG TIME HAS BEEN HAUNTING US
    When the famous Amy Rowley case wound up in the
Supreme Court in 1982, the justices voted to make
this issue moot because she was earning high
grades in an all-hearing learning environment.
    The timing was awful. Eight years later we had the
ADA. By that time it was too late.
    And despite the ADA, the Amy Rowley case has been
used as the "standard" in all special education
issues nowadays.



WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

it must be satisfying to work with the deaf




if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com



A HARD OF HEARING PERSON SPEAKS OUT
    A hard of hearing person sent email to DeafDigest.
He said:

I am HH but most of my friends are Deaf. I hate when the 
hearing people ask "Can they read lips?" I ask them 
"Can you sign?"

    He is correct.




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

When people have talked to me about the mistakes of captioners or
CART providers, one thing some people have not taken into
consideration is the speed of the speakers. 

How fast someone talks can drastically affect the accuracy of realtime
translation.

When someone is learning steno, after completing the steno theory,
the first test a court reporting student takes is usually at 60 words
a minute.  In order to finish school, most court reporting schools
require speeds of 225 per minute or higher.  It can take two, three,
or more years for a steno student to increase his or her writing
speed from 60 to 225 words per minute.

After a student has completed school and has passed whatever
certification tests are required, that person is now faced with how
fast some people actually talk in the "real world."  There are
people who speak at speeds of 300 words a minute.  All court
reporters, captioners, and CART providers must continually try to
increase their speed on the steno machine, but what people must
understand is that the faster someone is speaking, the more mistakes
will be made by realtime captioners

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD.......

always use the TTY when communicating with the hearing through
the relay



very wrong; TTY is pretty much obsolete. Deaf people use web cam
device instead with the video relay service.

To continue to think that all of us use the TTY is tantamount to
still thinking there are still horses and buggies transporting
people everywhere in the world.



when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is 
expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

the Department of Labor is asking us, the deaf, on how to
firm up the regulations requiring federal contractors to hire
the disabled, the deaf, included. This is an effort to put
teeth into the Section 503 of the regulations.

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The Deaf and the Law:

- location
San Francisco

- case
UPS discriminating against deaf and hard of hearing drivers

- result
case reached settlement

- comment
settlement agreement was this:

if deaf/hard of hearing drivers qualify, they can be
trained to drive vehicles less than 10,000 pounds;
the training sessions must be free from communication
barriers; managers must observe applicants for possible
hearing losses

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

winning the serious (series)

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    The DEAFDIGEST dedicates this week's edition to Ed Carney,
Fenwick Island, Delaware who passed away earlier in the week.
    ECC, as many of us know him, served for many years as a
leader and a crusader for the rights of the deaf. Here are
few tales we should know about ECC:

* was Gallaudet's first "returning war veteran." Him, a deaf
man fighting in World War II? Yes, but not in combat but behind
factory production lines in Akron, Ohio. He left Gallaudet to
take a high paying war plant job. At that time Gallaudet had a
policy of permanently barring dropouts from returning to school.
ECC fought tooth and nail to get re-admitted - hence the status
as Gallaudet's first "war veteran."

* was so thrilled about the war ending that he immediately
left Akron to seek fortunes elsewhere, even to the point of
abandoning his own tools at the factory!

* served as the first editor of The NAD Broadcaster when this
newspaper was launched in 1979.

* held many positions of high responsibility in the deaf
community but his last position before he retired was with
the National Captioning Institute. Serving as the NCI liaison
with the deaf community, he listened to our closed captioning
concerns during these early days and prevailed on NCI to
act in our best interests. Needless to say when he retired
we have lost the best liaison NCI has ever had!

    He will never be forgotten by all of us. Thank you, Ed.


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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    The Ebay has put up for sale, an unique poster of
SuperGirl which is said to be the only comic book page
that includes ASL, TTY and decoder in it.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

There is a high number of Sign Language clubs all over
USA.

Why is it that in these clubs, a majority of members are
hearing?

Surely there are many oral deaf that want to learn
to sign, or older people that are becoming deaf, and
also wish to learn to sign - yet they don't join these
sign language clubs!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

a hearing Washington Redskins football fan was
asking a deaf Washington Redskins football fan:

what do you think of Ellsworth?


Ellsworth? Who? The Redskins do not have a player
named Ellsworth on the roster.

Suddenly you realize he was asking you about
Albert Haynesworth, the controversial Redskins player,
who is not being allowed to practice with the 
team because of his inability to pass a team
conditioning test!



if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You receive extra time to finish your foreigin language class,
given that you were given an impossible workload at VR in the 
middle of that class.
 
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DeafBook of the Week

Step into the Circle

by Damara Goff & Sharon Kay Wood

AGO Publications
2002


The heartbeat of American Indian, Alaska Native, and 
First Nations Deaf Communities


Harris Communications sells this book:
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DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent.

Happy reading !

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico 
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full time position open for 
a Relay New Mexico Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating 
and implementing outreach activities designed to promote 
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay 
Service (CapTel®) for Relay New Mexico.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills

- Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from relay 
services:

- Senior Community
- Hard of Hearing Community
- Speech Disabled 
- Spanish
- Deaf Community

- Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes 
used by current and potential relay users

- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people 
who have differing hearing and speech abilities

- Understanding of Deaf Culture

- Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred. and fluency in 
Spanish is benefit

- Ability to promote all relay services and to educate/train users 
of the services

- Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or 
experience with Captioned Telephone Relay Service is helpful

- Experience in public relations activities
- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines 
- Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills

- Associate's Degree with 2 years experience or a Bachelor's Degree 
required

- Hold a valid driver's license

- Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to 
apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html

or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human 
Resource Department by August 13, 2010 at 800.821.1831.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate 
on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or 
disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in 
Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
Location:  Kentucky Area

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a full-time position open for 
Kentucky Outreach Coordinator

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for 
coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote 
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone Relay 
Service (CapTel®) for Kentucky Relay Services.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Excellent presentation skills

- Familiarity with the user communities that can benefit from relay 
services:

- Senior Community
- Hard of Hearing Community
- Deaf Community

- Knowledge of and ability to understand various communication modes 
used by current and potential relay users

- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people 
who have differing hearing and speech abilities

- Understanding of Deaf Culture
- Fluency in American Sign Language is preferred

- Ability to promote all relay services and to educate/train users 
of the services

- Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service or 
experience with Captioned Telephone Relay Service is helpful

- Experience in public relations activities
- Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines 
- Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills
- Hold a valid driver's license

- Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to 
apply

Interested individuals may apply online at: 
http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html

or contact our corporate Human Resource Dept at 800.821.1831 
by August 13, 2010.

Hamilton Relay is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate 
on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or 
disability.

Hamilton Relay, Inc. is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based 
in Aurora, NE. Hamilton offers a competitive wage and full time benefits.

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Job Announcement
Program Manager, Bridgman Home
San Diego Youth Services
San Diego, CA 

Status: Full-Time                               

Compensation: 
$50,000-$53,000/Year + Excellent Benefits

Specific Responsibilities:  Accountable to Division Director. 
Responsible for the development and maintenance of quality youth
services, including overall supervision of the contracted
components.  Must participate in Center Development Team (CDT);
develop resources that are in line with community needs; and maintain
and evaluate quality services that are in contract compliance with
funding sources. Expected to supervisor 5 to 8 direct line staff and
may carry a minimum caseload.

Duties: Program Manager ensures that:

1. Ensure the development, implementation, and evaluation of
program(s) that adhere to and uphold the rigorous standards of SDYS
as mandated by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards
of quality. 

2. Provide personnel management to include the hiring,
training, supervision, and evaluation of core staff, interns and
volunteers.

3. Coordinate in-service trainings and component meetings for
the purpose of training/supervising staff and facilitating
communication.

4. Participate in the development of policies and procedures
pertaining to personnel.  Work with Division Director and SDYS toward
the development, management and coordination of component staff and
ensure that the component has adequate staffing to provide delivery
of services in compliance with contracts.

5. Maintain quality volunteer program in conjunction with
Volunteer Services.

6. Liaison with community referral and funding sources to
enhance and maintain relationships.  Expand community linkages for
referral and advocacy.

7. Coordinate and maintain statistical systems for funding
sources, contract compliance.  Provide necessary reports and
statistics to funding sources and monitor quality assurance of
services via case file review procedures.

8. Attend and assist in facilitation of weekly staff
supervision meetings and participate in appropriate agency-wide
committees.

9. Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of
service-partner protected health information and other applicable
information and material in accordance to agency and center policies,
and applicable regulations and laws including HIPAA.

10. Responsible for service coordination including scheduling,
curriculum development, staffing and evaluation.

  1. Develop and monitor comprehensive service system including
     intake, screening, assignment and follow-up.
  2. Develop and maintain relationships with local schools, community
     groups, and community centers.
  3. Assist Division Director with ensuring standards of quality to
     include service partner confidentiality, program philosophy, and
     SDYS guiding principles.
  4. Provide direct services (i.e. group facilitation, tutoring, case
     management, etc.) as needed to meet contract objectives.

15. Participate in grant development.

  1. With Assistance from the Division Director, monitor budget and
     comply with fiscal policies and procedures.

Qualifications:
*  Demonstrated systems-thinking with three years experience in
    middle management in residential services. 
*  Fluency in American Sign Language required.
*  Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology.  
*  Demonstrated experience in staff development, program and
    community planning, and contract and fiscal management. 
*  Must have knowledge of and competency in deaf culture.
*  Ability to read and write in English is required.
*  Experience in counseling youth and families providing assessment,
    crisis intervention and education.
*  experience with youth and designing youth leadership systems,
    preferably in residential settings.
*  Demonstrated leadership ability, ability to function effectively
    in stressful situations, sensitivity to direct service
    perspectives, tolerance of differences, creativity, and sense of
    humor. 
*  Willing and able to meet background clearances. 

- Must have valid driver's license with a good driving
record.

Send resume to:
SDYS,
attn: BHPM,
P.O. Box 80756,
San Diego, CA  92138

or fax to (619) 221-8611 or e-mail to mailto:hr@sdyouthservices.org 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Deaf Adult Services, Inc
Buffalo, NY

Qualifications: BA/BS in Business/Non-Profit Administration or Human
Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years management
experience required or Masters Degree in Business/Non Profit
Administration with a minimum of three years management experience.

Proven experience with fundraising, grant writing, marketing, budget
and financial management strongly desired. Thorough knowledge of
Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing cultures required as well as Sign
Language proficiency. Strong people skills, diplomacy and public
speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourages qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL
experience to apply. Buffalo, NY/Western NY offers a vibrant Deaf
community with affordable living, access to arts and culture,
sporting venues, lakefront activities and continuing education
opportunities. Salary: $45-60K DOE/E and excellent benefits package.

Relocation funds may be available dependent on candidate selection.
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. of Buffalo, NY is an Equal Opportunity
Employer.

Application, ASL v-log and full job description can be downloaded at
http://www.wnydas.org

Please send cover letter and resume with completed
application to: 
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. 
Attn: Executive Director
Search Committee,  
2495 Main St. Suite 446, 
Buffalo, NY 14214

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org by Monday, August 16, 2010

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(updated August 8th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA

- Placement Coordinator - Santa Ana, CA

- Community Health Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - Los Angeles, CA

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, CA


To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Specialist
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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