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DeafDigest Blue – January 4, 2009

DeafDigest Blue – January 4, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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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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News of the Week:
Deaf individuals attending the inauguration ceremony
need to take heed of the following:

- web site is at:

http://inaugural.senate.gov/2009/accessibility.cfm

- recorded TTY information is at:
202-228-1612

- interpreters? Yes
- captions? Yes

Gesturing and signing are two completely different
things; both methods are not interchangeable.
Yet, how important is gesturing in a classroom
setting? We are talking about hearing gesturing,
not deaf gesturing.
Do click on:

http://tinyurl.com/8ell7p

Simply put, it says that hand gestures help the
hearing understand words from a new language.
Big question is – is there a difference between
Hearing Gesture and Deaf Oral Gesturing?
This is another issue good for another round
of research.

Louis Braille, whose innovation helped the
blind and the DeafBlind to read with their
fingertips, is being honored on his birth
year of 1809.
The USA Mint will be turning out commemorative
coins in his honor. And in the other nations,
postage stamps carrying his likeness will be
issued.
As usual, no one is honoring the deaf for
their work on behalf of the deaf.
The listing of issuing nations are at:

http://www.deafdigest.com/Braille.doc

DeafDigest thanks Ken Rothschild for furnishing
the information.

Clerc Classic
Basketball Tournament
January 15-17, 2009

Hosted by Maryland School for the Deaf

Participating schools:
California-Fremont
California-Riverside
Indiana
Lexington (boys only)
Maryland
Model
Ohio (girls only)
Texas
The Learning Center

Please visit www.msd.edu/clerc for more information about this tournament

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ALL TTYs ON SALE!

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DEAF FOLKLORE AND DEAF HISTORY
What is Deaf Folklore? What is Deaf History?
Same thing or different?
Deaf Folklore more or less is a collection
of deaf stories passed down from generation to
generation via ASL.
Deaf History is black and white evidence, with
many footnotes in history books, of events that
happened many years ago.
Both are interesting but different.

- for ASL News version, please click on:

http://www.deafdigest.com/lore.htm

USA AND OTHER NATIONS
What is sign language in USA? Confusing like an
alphabet soup – ASL or MCE or PSE or SSE or SEE Plus
or Cued Speech or TC, etc.
What is sign language in other nations? Just
one sign language! No alphabet soup!

- for ASL News version, please click on:

http://www.deafdigest.com/USA.htm

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2009 Gallaudet University
Winter Softball Clinic

Sunday, February 8, 2009
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Clinic will Feature Gallaudet Head Coach Sarah Doleac, Salisbury
University Head Coach Margie Knight, and members of
the Gallaudet and Salisbury Softball Squads.

CLINIC FEES: $20.00 non-refundable fees will be applied.

Ages: 10 to 18 years old – Clinic is open to everyone.

Please send Application & Clinic Fee to:
Gallaudet University Athletic Department,
800 Florida Avenue. NE,
Washington, DC  20002

Make checks payable to: Gallaudet University Athletic Department
Any questions, contact Coach Doleac at sarah.doleac@gallaudet.edu

Schedule: at Field House gym on Gallaudet campus.
Directions will be provided at a later time.

11:00 – 12:00 p.m:
- Infield and outfield drills
- Pitcher: techniques, pitch fundamentals and learning the proper
mechanics of pitching.

- Catcher: fielding/throwing techniques, special defenses and working with pitchers.

Catchers: please bring your own catching gear.

12:05 – 1:30p.m. -
Hitting Fundamentals & Drills

Players should come dressed for participation. We recommend players
wear tennis shoes and/or softball cleats and provide their own gloves.
Please make sure your full name is on your personal equipment.

Salisbury Coach Margie Knight led her team: 2 NCAA World Series Finalists,
5 World Series appearances, 11 NCAA Tournament appearances and 12 CAC
Championships and earned CAC Coach of the Year 6 times.

Salisbury and Gallaudet Softball team players will also be assisting
with the clinic.

You must fill out two forms; these forms are at:

http://www.deafdigest.com/clinic1.doc

http://www.deafdigest.com/clinic2.doc

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A COMMUNICATION FRUSTRATION
There was a story of two hearing groups an American that wanted to
practice German with his German friends. The German group, however,
wanted to practice their English with their American friend!
This leads to frustration with both groups. Now let us switch
this around -

What if a deaf oralist wanted to practice his speech with a group of
hearing people. But what if the group of hearing people wanted to
practice their ASL skills with him?

Frustrating, indeed!

KEEPING UP WITH TERMINOLOGY
We have many deaf individuals in fields where buzzwords come
and go.
It is almost always that a new buzzword would show up without
warning and its usage would spread like wildfire. And as usual
the deaf professionals in that particular field would be the
last to know.
Keeping up with the terminology is a lifetime challenge for
these deaf individuals.
An example would be:

send me the treatment

To send a person a treatment? Is it a medical issue as far as
health is concerned?
No. It is for aspiring movie script writers to send a 3-page
outline to the agent. This 3-age outline is called treatment!

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LEARNING SIGN LANGUAGE IS “EASY”

Easy to learn sign language? Do click on:

http://www.shaister.com/5463-method-for-learning-sign-language.php

So easy? Nope. Very difficult to learn how to sign fluently.
A fluent signer just signs away, without having to stop and
remember these “sign language rules.”
When one pauses to try to remember one of the rules, then
fluency is lost.

STATES WITH WORDS “DEAF AND DUMB” ON THEIR STATE CONSTITUTIONS
(or “mute”)

Oklahoma, another one

http://www.deafdigest.com/ok2.doc

Educational, reformatory, and penal institutions and those for
the benefit of the insane, blind, deaf, and mute, and such other
institutions as the public good may require, shall be
established and supported by the State in such manner as may
be prescribed by law.

(continuing series)

MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Jonas Salk, developed vaccine that eradicated
polio

founded the Salk Institute, in La Jolla, CA; one of the
departments is the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience,
which among its projects, researches our sign language

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

interpreter called as “Interperator”
(in-ter-per-a-tor)

said an angry interpreter:

I do not like when someone calls me an interperator!

Attention – all interpreters: if you wish to share your
horror or love stories, please email these to:

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

With computer-aided transcription (CAT), more and more court
reporters found things that they wrote on their steno machines
that would not translate with the correct spelling when written
phonetically.

New ways of writing had to be developed.

One of the things reporters found they had to change was how
they wrote certain vowel sounds.

What is a reporter to do with the words “pare,” “pair,” and
“pear”?

Before using the computer to translate their notes, most court
reporters wrote them all the same.  Even after using the computer,
many reporters still found it easier to just let the computer
translate it as “pare/pair/pear,” and then pick 1, 2, or 3 when
editing the transcript.

Some reporters found they could write “pair” differently, but
they chose to let the computer translate “pare/pear,” and then
the reporter would choose between those two words when editing
the transcript.

It can still be a challenge for even the best court reporter or
captioner when writing at over 200 words a minute to remember
how to differentiate among these words.

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TALES FROM A DEAF ENGINEERING MANAGER IN A HEARING WORKPLACE

Captel(tm) was the best thing that has ever happened to me.
VRS and Captel(tm) exposes me to new phrases, new buzzwords
in the construction industry. This has led me to more responsibilities
with an attendant increase in pay. This was when I began to realize
the impact of the telephone in my workplace.

(to be continued)

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Rusty Wales’ Wine of the Month

Happy belated New Year to you all!

I trust all your sparkling wine popped with loud bangs two
nights ago!  To start off the 2009 edition with a kick,
a new DG headline has been added.  Also, as you might have
noticed, the trivia question will be replaced with a
Question from our Deaf Grapevine fans.

The intent is to entice more questions from our readers
and hence the dialogue continues.  We have received many
questions in the past and responded with answers; however
they were never printed in this eNewsletter.

We believe our readers would appreciate knowing what these
questions and answers were.

It is our hope to hear from you and also have your support
to print your questions here.

Cheers,
Rusty & Bobby

Click here (or copy and paste) for the new edition:
Deaf Grapevine eNewsletter

http://deafwalrus.com/newsletter/deaf-grapevine-2009-01.htm

Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The FCC announced their wish to deal with 10-digit
number issues, involving users of various relay systems.

The Deaf and the Law

location
Adelaide in Australia

case
A deaf man tried to board a city bus with his guide
dog. The bus driver would not permit the dog to accompany
the deaf man

result
City Human Rights Commission is investigating this
incident

Shirley Glassman’s Captioning Blooper of the Week:

he is out of the game with bad news (knees)

…..

What became of?

a State Agency Serving the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
(identity withheld to spare embarrassment)

- past
tried to function as a state agency serving the deaf and
the hard of hearing

- present
no longer in business; board members wasted valuable time
bickering over past issues and arguing over parliamentary
procedures. Also agency funds were misappropriated; board
members retreated into their own cliques; turnover rate
among board members was staggering. The fed-up governor
disbanded the state agency! This agency has continued
being disbanded.

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with “past” and
“present” details

News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

According to Inspector General John Lainhart IV,
the Capitol grounds and the five House office
buildings are fire traps. What this means is that
deaf visitors will not know if a fire breaks out
unless they spot occupants making a beeline for
the exits, owing to lack of visual alerting devices.

News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Ken Burns, the famed filmmaker, recently featured a film
over the PBS, titled “Wounded Knee of 1890.”
What about it? Well, the story mentioned a deaf soldier
accidentally firing the first shot, thus triggering the infamous
battle.
Said a Deaf Historian “Research needs to verify if a deaf
soldier did indeed cause the start of the battle.  Or was it
a lame excuse by U.S. Government?”

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

this adage is famous -

“The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same”

10 years ago DeafDigest printed this:

AGENCIES PASSING THE BUCK
A newsletter, published by a state association of the deaf,
complained that:

*  complaints of discrimination filed with the state agency are
immediately referred to a federal agency

*  a toll-free number remains constantly busy for weeks at a
time

*  one federal agency only accepts criminal actions

*  complaints filed with another federal agency would take several
months before investigation begins

*  complaints filed with yet another federal agency are immediately
referred back to the respective state agency!

*  the English level of one state agency complaint form is difficult
to understand

*  another state agency would not provide interpreters

so, the more we complain the more things remain the same!

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s pet peeve:

An interpreter fails to show up for a hearing ear appointment for
one of your clients.

Later this interpreter confesses she forgot about the appointment
and yet still bills you for her own no call, no show!

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open positions
Pressley Ridge
Pittsburgh, PA

Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf residential and
education components have various openings including:

- Liaison
- Residential Teacher/Counselors and Aide positions
- Night Watch positions

Please visit our web site for additional information
including position requirement or email Bryan Gibbons,
Staffing Coordinator at mailto:bgibbons@pressleyridge.org

http://www.pressleyridge.org/

EOE

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seeking great leaders
District manager openings
Purple Communications Inc
positions in Texas and Florida

Purple Communications Inc is seeking great leaders to fill our
current District Manager openings for Texas and Florida.

Please go to http://www.purple.us to submit your resume

Position summary:

Under minimal supervision; engages and oversees the work of
independent contractors who represent the Company’s products
and services to deaf consumers in local communities. This position
builds relationships, and promotes customer awareness and loyalty
through effective outreach, marketing, sponsorships, and product
support services. This job requires in-depth familiarity with the
deaf community and culture; knowledge of sales techniques, business
operations, and management principles; and familiarity with sales
channels for products and services that support the communication
needs of deaf people.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

* Oversee the work of independent contractors who represent and
support the Company’s products and services to customers in local
areas.

* Train representatives on services, products, procedures, systems,
technology, and customer training. Promote effective sales behaviors
such as analyzing customer needs, qualifying customers, providing
solutions, and ensuring customers understand products.

* Communicate productivity goals, monitor contractors progress toward
goals, and provide feedback on quality of work.

* Perform community outreach. Build relationships within the deaf and
hard of hearing communities, provide services to agencies and
schools, and participate in a variety of events.

* Work with contractors to resolve customer service issues and to
assist customers with technical issues.

* Assist marketing team by traveling to tradeshows, events, and
conventions. Network with attendees, and promote company products and
services.

* Gather lead information from events, and feed into a system that
contractors can access.

* Correspond with contractors on a daily basis using extensive email
and videophone, and respond to issues or questions as they arise.
Facilitate or attend daily conference calls with contractors to
discuss issues, ideas, feedback, training and other matters.

* Verify that contractors work is completed, and approve invoices,
travel and expenses. Complete and process paperwork, and manage the
standard contracting process.

* Source and recruit new contractors using a variety of means such as
posters, agencies, schools, publications, networking, and outreach.
Find good quality representatives who are comfortable with
technology, possess leadership skills, and have strong connections
throughout the deaf community. Enter into contracts with those who
are best suited to represent products, and are willing to commit.

* Serve as point of contact for company sponsorship, select
sponsorship opportunities and enter into agreements.

* Respond to escalated customer complaints, issues and questions.
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

1. High School Diploma or G.E.D.; Associates degree (A.A.) or
Bachelors Degree in Business Management or Communications related
discipline, preferred.

2. Experience in sales and sales training. Supervisory experience is
desirable

3. Must be a self starter who can work independently without close
supervision, and a self confident outreach professional who is
comfortable approaching people in a variety of settings.

4. Knowledge of relay services, products and how they function. Solid
comfort level in working with various technologies and using
electronic communication tools and devices.

5. American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency, extensive knowledge of
the deaf culture, and familiarity with products and services that
support the communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing people.

6. Knowledge of and ability to use specialized software related to
departmental operations, including Internet, spreadsheet,
presentation, and word processing programs.

7. Familiarity with Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Regulations and Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
standards.

8. Ability to communicate effectively, train contractors, present
information and respond to questions from clients, customers, and
managers.

9. Planning skills to establish priorities and meet objectives, plus
the flexibility to work evenings and weekends, and handle last minute
requests.

10. Ability to handle multiple, competing priorities and work
effectively under pressure.

11. Basic mathematical skills including the ability to calculate
figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and
percentages.

12. Knowledge of departmental operations, and organizational
policies, processes and procedures, and ability to establish and
communicate goals and priorities.

13. Human relations skills to build effective working relationships
with company staff, contractors, customers, community groups and
individuals.

Pearlene Utley
Corporate Recruiter

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position opening
Instructional/Support Faculty (60 % position)
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

for position description & application procedures,
please click on:

http://www.deafdigest.com/rit.doc

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position opening
Transitional Unit, Habilitation Staff Openings
National Deaf Academy
Mt Dora, FL

Full-Time/Per Diem, all shifts / 7 days available

An exciting position in a new transitional home located on our
site in Mt. Dora, Florida.

- Functions as facilitator, coach, and driver

- Certification in First Aid, CPR, and Medication Administration
preferred.

- Fluent in American Sign Language and computer knowledge required

- At least two years of experience in a group home setting
specializing in mental health and post-school adult living program
preferred.

Must demonstrate these skills:
- Coordinating the household operation and day-to-day scheduled
program

- Handling all types of emergency situations and utilizing behavioral
management techniques

- Implementing, executing, and documenting individual service plans
and required data

- Developing and providing in-house trainings for the house members

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package.

Send resume to:
Director of Human Resources,
National Deaf Academy,
19650 US Hwy 441,
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Email: mailto:btashlein@nda.com
V: 352-735-9500; TTY: 352-735-9570; Fax: 352-735-4939

EOE

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Position Available
School Psychologist
The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Mill Neck, NY

The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf provides quality care and
educational services to children who are Deaf and/or
communicatively impaired.

Our mission is to discover and maximize the child’s potential.

We are seeking bright, energetic professional to become part of our
team.  We are an EOE.

The following position is available:

School Psychologist
Position Available

The successful candidate will possess:
- Master’s degree in School Psychology

- Successful prior experience working in a special education setting
- Minimum of 3 years

- Knowledge of current practices/instruments in the evaluation of
children

- Fluent in American Sign Language
- Excellent communication skills
- Proven ability to work as part of a team
- Computer literate and skilled in word processing

Please send resume and cover letter of intent to:
Kathleen Lagalante, Director of Human Resources
Mill Neck Manor,
40 Frost Mill Road,
Mill Neck NY  11765.

Or fax to 516-922-0093. For further information, please email
mailto:KLagalante@millneck.org

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position opening
Tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor
Positions in Deafness programs
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://provost.uncg.edu/Academic/EPA_Personnel/JobLists/index.asp

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job announcement
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Vocational Rehabilitation
Macon, GA

Position Open until Filled

Entry Salary: $2,701.53-$3,714.28 per month

Duties & Responsibilities: Under limited supervision, evaluates,
authorizes and coordinates vocational counseling activities and
services for a specialty caseload of Deaf/Deaf-Blind clients whose
preferred and/or required mode of communication is sign language.

Incumbent may also serve Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened
consumers. Determines appropriate means of communication based on
client’s personal, social, and educational background. Translate
paperwork into signed language for clients. Assists eligible clients
in preparing for, obtaining, and/or maintaining employment, and
counsels with employers concerning their special needs.

Cultivates and coordinates community and agency resources in
advancement of this vocational goal and to ensure the provision of
quality services to the Deaf/Deaf-Blind population.

Preferred Qualifications:
Current certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
by the National Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
AND an “Advanced” level of proficiency standard rating on the Sign
Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) OR Eligibility for Certified
Rehabilitation Counselor certification which requires a Master’s
Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, or Counseling
related field (Counselor Education, School Guidance Counseling,
Community Counseling, Counseling Psychology, etc.) AND an “Advanced”
level proficiency standard rating based on the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview (SLPI) OR Interns who are within 12 weeks of
graduation from a regionally accredited Master’s Rehabilitation
Counseling program AND an “Advanced” level proficiency standard
rating based on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI).

NOTE: It is a requirement of the person filling this position to
obtain/maintain their Certification from the Commission on
Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

Application Instructions:
- Please mail a completed State of Georgia Application for
Employment, a copy of an official graduate transcript, and a copy
of your SLPI rating to:

Nancy Shreve
Georgia Department of Labor
PO Box 7566
Macon, GA 31209-7566

mailto:Nancy.Shreve@dol.state.ga.us

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(updated 1/04/09)

list of employment openings
DCARA
various locations in Northern California

all positions open until filled

- Developer & Interpreter
Fremont

http://www.dcara.org/images/stories/jobs/jobdev_Fremont.pdf

- Job Developer & Interpreter
San Francisco

http://www.dcara.org/images/stories/jobs/jobdev_SF.pdf

- Job Developer & Interpreter
Campbell

http://www.dcara.org/jobs

- Executive Assistant (full time)
San Leandro

http://www.dcara.org/jobs

- Client Support Specialist/Family Life Educator (full-time)
San Leandro

http://www.dcara.org/jobs

CLIENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST/FAMILY LIFE EDUCATOR (FULL-TIME)
DCARA SAN LEANDRO OFFICE

E-Mail All Applications to mailto:hr@dcara.org

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Special notes:

(located at the bottom of the Gold section)

http://www.deafdigest.com

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