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DeafDigest Blue – June 27, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - June 27, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/badmanners/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/gesturing/

This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearinggestures/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/whisper/

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Blue section.

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Dedication

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

Status of captions on web videos
http://deafdigest.com/brianstelter/

Interviewing all deaf adults on an island
http://deafdigest.com/jackieturley/

- Very Hot News

Every time there is a G20 conference, there are always
protests, and always with heavy police presence.
Well, at the current G20 conference in Toronto, one
the arrested protesters was a deaf man!

Probably he was arrested because he could not
understand instructions of the police during
bedlam and confusion.



- Sunday June 20th

Despite including sign language interpreters on British TV
news, regional deaf factions are complaining it is
not what they want. They are claiming less British deaf
rely on signed news and that more of them rely on
captions.



- Monday June 21st

A workshop on "Introduction to the history of deaf people"
took place at Barinas, Venezuela. It attracted participants
from everywhere in the nation and it was declared to be
a success.



- Tuesday June 22nd

The New York Times raised the issue of captioning
on the web, saying it still lags behind TV
captioning. The article pointed out the paradox
that while ABC, CNN, NBC and others are all
captioned, its counterparts on the web still
are not captioned at all. 


- Wednesday June 23rd

The Hearing Loss Association of America held its most
recent convention. And much to the shock and dismay
of the conventioneers, some presentations the captions
were not easy to follow. There were two screens, one
for the presentation and the other for captions.
This set up forced the conventioneers to behave like 
tennis fans, turning their heads sideways constantly 
during the match.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

DeafDigest is not exactly sure what is Disney's motives
as far as the deaf are concerned. A couple of weeks ago 
Disney set up a policy prohibiting deaf walk-in tourists 
from getting interpreters on the spot. They must make 
advance reservations. and now this - installing wireless
headsets for the hearing impaired on many of its sites.

Helping the hearing impaired, but not helping the deaf? 

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ALMOST IGNORED A GESTURE
   Last week's DeafDigest mentioned confusion between
ASL and gesturing.
   A deaf woman was in a room with a hearing woman.
That hearing woman always gestured when talking
with others. The deaf woman always ignored her.
   But this time the gesturing hearing woman was
trying to talk to the deaf woman, and was ignored.
   It can be embarrassing.


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

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

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THE HEARING WHISPER
   We often see hearing people whisper something into
other hearing person's ear. It is like telling something
about a big secret that they don't want others to know.
We also know that this whisper is very quiet with very
low voice so others can't hear.
   Why would some hearing people whisper something into
a deaf person's ear knowing that the deaf person cannot
hear it? And also why would these same hearing people
speak so loud with that whisper on deaf person's ear?
   A big mystery.


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

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ANOTHER NAME FOR DEAF COMMUNITY
   We all know what Deaf Community is all about and
what it means.
   Is there another name for our Deaf Community. A
deaf sociologist has called it the Visual Environment.
   DeafDigest prefers the phrase Deaf Community.

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TEXTING WHILE RIDING A HORSE IN COMPETITION
   Lisa Osborne, who is deaf, is trying to make it
in Tennessee show horse competition. Trina Phillips, 
not deaf, is her coach.
   The coach uses iPhone to send instructions to
Lisa while she is riding on her horse.
   We know about text driving and the dangers it
poses. But text riding?   
   Just hope there are no accidents while text
riding!


TO HAVE FUN AT THE WRONG TIME
   There was a story of BP CEO Tony Hayward, not deaf,
enjoying himself on a yacht in midst of the Gulf Coast
oil spill crisis. It became a bad public relations
issue.
   Can't happen to the deaf? Yes, it did. During one
NAD Conference many years ago, there were so many
problems with the logistics and details. Everyone
on the NAD staff had to scramble around to fix
these trouble spots.
   One high level NAD staffer "took a time out" to enjoy 
himself at the hotel swimming pool. This scene did not sit
too well with deaf conventioneers, fully aware, of so
many issues going on.
   What was the result? This high level NAD staffer was fired.


A PARADOX IN NEW ZEALAND
   Accident Compensation Corporation is a filthy rich government
agency in New Zealand. It sits atop a $2 billion surplus.
   This agency provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury
coverage for all New Zealanders. Despite its wealth,
this agency is denying services for New Zealanders suffering
from work-related late deafness.  
   The National Foundation for the Deaf is screaming bloody 
murder.



A CI-INTERPRETED SPEECH
   The way the newspapers write it up, every CI
implant is a success story, as if automatically
becoming a member of the hearing society.
   Well, there was a recent newspaper story of
a graduating high school senior, an implantee,
that gave a farewell speech. Not by himself
alone, but with assistance of an interpreter.
   If the CI student relies on interpreters,
is it still a CI success story?


WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

A beginning ASL class student coming over and
saying "I know how to sign."

And then proceeds with slowly and painfully fingerspelling
the short word -  H I



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




COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

"There is a court reporter who attends my church.  I think I will
have her provide CART for the services."

I have heard people make a comment like this one many times. 
However, what these people have to realize is that all court
reporters do not feel comfortable providing CART.  Even though court
reporters, realtime captioners, and CART providers possess the same
basic skills, there is different training required for all of those
positions.

Court reporters are trained to work in a legal environment, but they
may have no training in working with people with a hearing loss. 
Their main goal in recording the information on their steno machines
is to make a record.  If they write something phonetically and it
does not translate properly, they can just enter the proper term in
their computer after the proceeding when they are producing a
transcript.

CART providers have the goal of accurately communicating what is
being said to the people using their services.  If something does not
translate properly, they can't go back and fix it after the
proceeding.  They strive to get it to translate so that the people
reading their screens can understand and follow what is being said.

There are many court reporters who might be willing to provide CART
services in a church setting, but don't assume that all of them
would feel comfortable doing that.  Depending on their background, it
might be like asking an eye surgeon to operate on someone's back.

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

be represented as a disability group by using
the wheelchair symbol that we see everywhere




it is the "ear" symbol, not the wheelchair symbol
that represents us, the deaf




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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

3-D technology, originally designed for movies, may help
improve the fitting of hearing aids. This is what
Douglas Hart, MIT professor of mechanical engineering,
says. He uses 3-D technology to scan the ear canals.
This innovation is interesting because it came from
a mechanical engineer, not a biotechnical engineer!

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The Deaf and the Law

as far as hearing aids are concerned, we have 50 states, meaning
50 different hearing aid laws.

Examples are:
- no mail order hearing aids in Colorado, Missouri & Texas

- internet hearing aid sales permitted in California & New York

- state certified providers required in Maryland

and so on!

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

Johnny Ho Day (Holliday) will announce


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Olive Garden has seen the light, besieged by responses from
deaf people and reverted to their large-print menu format.
   Last week DEAFDIGEST mentioned that Olive Garden made a
corporate policy to provide audio taped menus for deaf-blind
patrons.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

     It came as a surprise to many of us that are avid
NFL fans that Jeff Fisher, the Tennessee Titans
head coach, is deaf in one ear. He was born without
an ear canal in his deaf ear.
   Normally, individuals that are deaf in one ear
function as a hearing person - just that they
compensate in many different ways for the deafness
in their one ear.
   Fisher is different. He has shown no interest in
having an operation to restore hearing to his deaf
ear. He has learned lipreading. He takes time out
from his busy head coaching duties to help out
deaf agencies in fund raising. He has invited
deaf kids to sign the national anthem at home
games and for them to meet with his players.
   And just recently he had a good chat with
former Gallaudet quarterback Chris Rodgers,
showing amazement, realizing fully that deaf
football teams just do not incur offsides
penalties because of their deafness.
   Just wish that more individuals, deaf in
one ear, would do more to help those deaf
in two ears.

(editor's note: Jeff Fisher continues as
the coach)

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Can't win!

A deaf employee was advised by a job coach that he must 
outperform hearing employees in order to get noticed.

After constantly outperforming the hearing staff, he was
told by this very same job coach that he must slow down 
to be in sync with his fellow employees!

Just can't win!

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A true story, though it took place in 1966.

A young deaf man, just about to graduate from
Gallaudet University, was being interviewed for
a job. The interview took place over lunch at
a restaurant. There was no interpreter at
that time, but again it was during these
pre-ADA years.

The job interviewer said something that the
deaf man thought was:

do you want milk?

This young deaf man, himself, a non-oralist, and a
non-lipreader, was immediately served with a
can of beer!

This was exactly what the interviewer said:

do you want beer?


This young deaf man does not drink beer, and he was
forced to finish it off, just to be on good terms
with the interviewer.

He found a job elsewhere, though. Nothing to do
with "milk" or "beer"



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

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

The class you are enrolled in to keep your certificate is an
online class so you can take it at 3 AM if you have to.

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DeafBook of the Week


The Cry of the Gull

as narrated by deaf French performer Emmanuelle Laborit,
who won acclaim for her role in "Beyond Silence"

Gallaudet University Press
1998



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.

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open positions
Classroom Assistants
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

The Learning Center for the Deaf is anticipating openings in the Fall
for Classroom assistants. They assist the classroom teacher in
providing for the physical and instructional needs of students with
additional needs in the classroom. They assist in the design and
preparation of instructional materials and in planning and
implementing various functional activities. They provide direct
supervision and monitoring of students and work on an individual or
small group basis.  Requirements: High school diploma or higher
degree.  Competent communicator in American Sign Language.  Ability
to communicate and work effectively as part of an educational team.
 
Prior experience working with children preferred.  Ability to accept
and constructively use comments and  suggestions regarding job
responsibilities and performance.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 written
references/recommendations and employment application forms to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Administrator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508/875-9203

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Job Announcements
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings
for the following positions:

Job Title              Posting #         Posting Dates
Food Service worker    568811            6/25/10-7/9/10          
Food Service worker    568812            6/25/10-7/9/10
Steam Plant Op 2       568809            6/25/10-7/9/10
Food Srv Supv 5        568808            6/25/10-7/9/10
Audiologist            568810            6/25/10-7/9/10       
Security Officer 3     568813            6/25/10-7/9/10
Security Officer 4     568814            6/25/10-7/9/10

Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana
State Personnel website at http://www.in.gov/spd

If you have any questions please contact Missy Betzold in our Human
Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6218 v/tty) or E-Mail:
mailto:mbetzold@isd.k12.in.us   
Website:  http://www.deafhoosiers.com/

Mission Statement - The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes
academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students
through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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position opening
Deputy to the President & Associate Provost
  for Diversity, Faculty/Staff Recruitment &
  Training and Inclusion
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Gallaudet University, the world leader in liberal education and career 
development for deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students and 
outstanding graduate programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing 
students, is recruiting for Deputy to the President and Associate Provost 
for Diversity, Faculty/Staff Recruitment and Training and Inclusion.  As 
the Chief Diversity Officer, incumbent will be responsible for leadership 
to foster and advance a strategic and integrated approach to diversity in 
all aspects of university life; will be responsible for overall planning, 
budgeting, organizing, and coordinating of diversity activities required 
for campus-wide diversity efforts; will establish and monitor guidelines 
that assists units in identifying, recruiting and retaining employees, 
both faculty and staff, to increase diversity and to ensure equity, 
inclusion and social justice; will develop policies and practices to guide 
the University toward its vision of an inclusive living and learning 
environment; will provide leadership for the development and coordination 
of diversity activities which are inclusive for the campus community; will 
provide extensive leadership to (a) promote a learning community in which 
all major programs, activities and organizational bodies involve+ 
students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and life experiences; 
(b) create an inclusive campus climate through focus groups and dialogues 
for persons who differ based on their race/ethnicity, religion, gender, 
abilities, language, sexual orientation, social class, economic strata and 
other human differences; establish diversity goals for each academic year; 
and will monitor and report to the University community progress made 
toward the achievement of diversity goals. 

Interested persons must meet the following requirements:  Must hold an 
earned terminal degree or minimum of a Master's degree and five years 
related experience.  Demonstrated experience in higher education or a 
learning environment.  Demonstrated skills in project management, 
organization dynamics, budget planning and collaboration.  Demonstrated 
ability to build effective cross-departmental teams with diverse 
constituencies.  Must be able to provide counsel and advice at both a 
strategic and daily operational level.  Proven work on diversity 
initiatives by working with committees, task forces and other 
organizations.  Exceptional interpersonal diplomatic skills; a team 
oriented philosophy, optimism, confidence and excitement about change.  
Proven skills dealing with the complexity of diverse cultures, backgrounds 
and perspectives at all levels within a complex organization.  Knowledge 
of and experience working with Deaf and hard of hearing individuals or 
willingness to learn. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in developing and 
implementing innovative programs to meet institutional needs.  American 
Sign Language skills or willingness to learn within a reasonable amount of 
time.

Excellent benefits package and competitive salary range.  Check our web 
site at http://www.gallaudet.edu  

To apply, send cover letter, resume and Gallaudet application to:
Gallaudet University, 
Human Resources Services, 
800 Florida Avenue, NE, 
College Hall, #106, 
Washington, DC 20002.  

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position closes on July 15, 2010.

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Job Announcement
Child Care Workers - Overnight and Residential
Walden School (part of The Learning Center for the Deaf)
Framingham, MA

Walden School is accepting applications and resumes for Child Care
Workers.

The awake overnight counselor is responsible first and foremost for
the safety and supervision of the children during these critical
overnight and early morning hours.  This counselor is responsible to
ensure the students remain safe and comfortable throughout the
night.  REQUIREMENTS: Human service experience preferred.  A second
language fluency in ASL or ability to demonstrate progressing ASL
skills

The Residential CCW is responsible for implementing treatment plans
and for the direct care and safety of the children residing at Walden
School.   REQUIREMENTS: Training or degree in Human Service Field,
Understanding of mental health and children's issues, 1 to 2 years in
direct child care experience.   A second language fluency in ASL.

Please submit resume, cover letter and references to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Administrator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
http://www.tlcdeaf.org
 
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(revised deadline)

position opening
classroom teacher
St Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo, NY

Reference #548

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates 
who possess the following:

(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
master's degree in Deaf Education; AND

(2) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND
                    
(3) NYS certification in at least one other area or subject; AND

(4) Commitment to the School=s Total Communication Philosophy and the 
ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger 
spelling,  plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency 
Interview (SCPI).

NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be 
required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy  

The School may also require employees in this classification to complete 
successful training in behavior management programs including but not 
limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided 
by St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:         (Illustrative only)
Plans and prepares lessons and other instructional materials following 
curriculum guidelines;

Instructs students in various subjects using Total Communication;

Confers with parents, testing specialists, and other administrators to 
develop individual educational plans for students;

Encourages students to participate in class discussions and activities;

Prepares, administers, and scores academic tests and records results;

Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students' 
academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements;

Assists in selecting appropriate textbooks and learning materials;


Participates in curriculum development;

Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum;

Intercedes in emergency situations as required;

Attends departmental and faculty meetings;

Maintains order in the classroom;

Performs other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human 
Resources Office.

Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to 
document qualifications:
Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
2253 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14214


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      July 30, 2010                              
    
Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not 
constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be 
misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved 
by the Superintendent.  All benefits are subject to the respective 
collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the 
Deaf.  

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 
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(revised)

position opening
Speech Pathologist
St Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo, NY

Reference #549

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who 
possess the following:


(1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
master's degree; AND

(2) NYS certification for speech pathologist; AND
                    
(3) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND

(4) Commitment to the School's Total Communication Philosophy and the 
ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger 
spelling,  plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency 
Interview (SCPI).

NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be 
required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy.  The 
School may also require employees in this classification to complete 
successful training in behavior management programs including but not 
limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided by 
St. Mary's School for the Deaf.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:        (Illustrative only)
Plans and prepares for therapy sessions following IEP goals and curriculum 
guidelines;

Instructs students using Total Communication;

Confers with teachers, parents, testing specialists, and other 
administrators to develop individual educational plans for students;

Encourages students to participate in group discussions and activities;

Prepares, administers, and scores evaluations and records results;

Maintains documentation of therapeutic progress following IEP benchmarks; 

Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students= 
academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements;

Assists in selecting appropriate learning materials, therapeutic materials 
and evaluation instruments;

Participates in curriculum development;

Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum and 
therapeutic IEP goals;

Intercedes in emergency situations as required;

Attends departmental and faculty meetings;

Performs other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human 
Resources Office.

Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to 
document qualifications to:

Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
2253 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14214


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      July 30, 2010                              
    
Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not 
constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be 
misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved 
by the Superintendent.  All benefits are subject to the respective 
collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the 
Deaf.  
        
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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(updated June 27th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -



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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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