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DeafDigest Blue – February 12, 2017

DeafDigest Blue – February 12, 2017

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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Employment ads web site is at:
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Special notice:
Gallaudet football program opportunity
Football Offensive Coordinator/Program Coordinator

if interested, go to:
http://bit.ly/29NZroi

(the Gallaudet web link is very long, hence changing
it to a much shorter link)

and click on the position link you see on the page

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-abusive-email-messages/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/big-deaf-ketchup-hassle/

This week’s ASL videos in youtube http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-fool-deaf/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-dog-deaf-confusion/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— federal prosecutor is deaf
http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips;
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
confidential

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Saturday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
http://deafdigest.com/australian-dj-getting-help/

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Top stories about the deaf:

There have been no complaints, yet so far, about
the ASL national anthem signer on TV during
the Super Bowl. So far, so good.

How much money is being spent on equipment
to help the deaf? This question was asked of
leaders in Wales, and they gave a shrug,
no clue on how much was spent!

The Malaysian Federation of the Deaf
published and distributed five new
sign language books for use by students
that attend classes at over 20 schools.

Idaho legislators have passed the
interpreter licensing bill – and it moves
to the next step before hopefully reaching
the governor’s desk for his signature.

The Marlborough Police Department (MA)
has hosted a meet and greet event for its
deaf residents.

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DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (RMHC) program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and hard of hearing clients.  The need for qualified rehabilitation counselors is at an all time high.  Graduates from this program find employment in such professional areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering agencies.  The nationwide employment rate for recent graduates is 96 – 100% within six months of graduation.

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as well as proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall 2017 school year. Deadline is Feb 15, 2017 or until the slots are filled.  Face-to-Face interview on March 3rd, 2017 or during March on Videophone if unable to attend the March 3rd face to face interview due to geography distance.

*Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified students contingent upon continued federal funding.*

Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged tuition at Oregon resident student rates.  Those states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit http://www.wou.edu/graduate/ms-rehabilitation-mental-health-counseling/

You may contact me to request for informal informational meeting on Videophone/Skype/FaceTime to learn more about our Deaf track and the RMHC program, and the application process.

Denise Thew Hackett, PhD, MSCI (Deaf and ASL fluent) Deaf Track Advisor
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

thewd@wou.edu

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
http://www.drrattner.com/our-team/meet-our-team/

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

HEARING PEOPLE MAY LOOK THE SAME
Do hearing people look the same to a deaf person?
A hearing person may be too talkative with junk
conversation or tells lies all the time or is not
a honest person, etc?
A hearing person would listen and know if
it is a good person or a bad person.
But for a deaf person, it is often difficult
to find out!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-fool-deaf/

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Lip reading tale

hearing woman talking with a pregnant deaf woman

The deaf woman thought hearing woman said:
What germ are you?

She actually said:
What term are you?

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

EASY CONFUSION OVER HEARING EAR DOG
DeafDigest editor has a dog, as a pet, not as a
Hearing Ear dog.
Many years ago, a deaf woman, who hated
Hearing Ear dogs, confronted DeafDigest editor
and mocked him for having a Hearing Ear Dog.
DeafDigest editor told the woman that she
was wrong because she confused two different
people with the same first name – Barry. The
other Barry had a Hearing Ear Dog, which
made it confusing!

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearing-ear-dog-deaf-confusion/

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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

National Court Reporting and Captioning Week will be celebrated February 11-18, 2017. This awareness week is a nationwide effort to recognize the contributions of stenographic court reporters and captioners to society and to showcase the career opportunities that exist in the court reporting and captioning fields.

This week will be filled with promotional events and marketing efforts nationwide, including a grassroots social media campaign, presentations at high schools across the country about court reporting and captioning career opportunities, and community demonstrations such as producing transcripts of veterans’ oral histories. NCRA hosted the first National Court Reporting and Captioning Week in 2013.

Captioning is a growing profession with many wonderful people who provide captioning for daily television broadcasts. Not many people realize that it is a profession, let alone how it is facilitated.

CART captioners do wonderful work to help better the lives of millions of Americans who are deaf and hard of hearing by providing captioning in real time for live sporting and theater events, church services, movie houses, classrooms, and many other venues.

For more information, visit NCRA.org. Career information about the court reporting profession can be found at crTakeNote.com.

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, go to the bottom of the Gold section

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Some of the nation’s best collegiate debating teams
(sorry, none from either at Gallaudet, CSUN or NTID)
will congregate at the National Ethics Bowl.
One of the topics to be debated is:

Should a deaf couple use a sperm donor who’s likely to
give them a deaf child?

We do need a deaf debating team to offer us a
Deaf Perspective on this hot issue as opposed to
listening to a Hearing Perspective.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind was written up in
a newspaper story. Depending on how readers wish to
interpret the story, the school is thriving, serving
1,400 deaf and hard of hearing students. Or the
school is suffering from a low enrollment, only 85
students on the Gooding campus. Thriving because the
school is #1 source of reference for deaf students
that reside hundreds of miles away from the Gooding
campus. Suffering because the Gooding campus enrollment
numbers is just too low.

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