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DeafDigest Blue – May 23, 2010

DeafDigest Blue – May 23, 2010

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

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devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
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Some of the firm’s clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced with a
second defective implant that later failed.

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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:

New parking system unfair to the deaf
http://deafdigest.com/britishparking/

Deaf Safety and Security
http://deafdigest.com/deafsafety/

– Very Hot News

A hot issue among the deaf in California is
AB 2072, a piece of legislation that would
amend the California Newborn Hearing Screening
Program, banning deaf groups from giving
parents information about ASL, Deaf Community
and Deaf Culture.

The State Senate Health Committee will conduct
a hearing on this bill on June 16th.

It is being watched by deaf groups across the
country because of the feared Domino effect.
If one state passes it, other states may
copycat it. As a result, deaf groups are
mobilizing their forces to oppose the bill.

DeafDigest hopes the amendment will be shot down.

– Sunday May 16th

The Philippine Movie Press Club is the place to be
seen among these hearing Filipino movie stars. And
it was also a place for a deaf actor Romalito “Rome”
Mallari to be seen.

He won the Best New Movie Actor award, edging a
popular hearing actor.

– Monday May 17th

A deaf leader was notified of potential loss of tax
exempt privileges because of failure of his state-wide
non profit agency to file with the IRS by midnight.

The leader said:

I never knew about it !

– Tuesday May 18th

The interesting case of Kathy Cox has taken on a
new twist – she will be stepping down on June 3th
to take a new position with the U.S. Education
Delivery Institute, as its CEO. We will remember
that she, as the state superintendent of Education
in Georgia, pledged to share with Georgia School
for the Deaf and Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
the million dollar prize winnings she won on a
TV show. That was before her husband filed
bankruptcy with his business, thus dragging the
family into the mess.

This mess, continues unresolved.

– Wednesday May 19th

The 47 School for the Deaf alumni association
said that there is no New York City Board of
Education vote on whether to continue the
school as is or to merge hearing students
with the deaf.

The association said it is good news.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A British newspaper story ran this headline –

£23,707 lost in translation

It “complained” that the money was spent on
interpreting services in a London district
court system. This includes interpreters for
British Sign Language, along with other
languages.

Lost money? Shame on this British newspaper
for making that comment.

£23,707 is approximately $33,853.00

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A DEAF PERSON AT WEGMAN SUPERMARKET ?

  At Wegman Food Market in Northern Virginia,
many employees wear name tags on their shirts.
  The name tag would say “Spanish” or “French”
or “Arabic” or “Korean”, etc. This would tell
the shoppers that they can speak that language
to make communications easier.
  DeafDigest wonders if there are deaf or Coda
employees with “ASL” on their name tags?

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
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(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
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A FAKE HERO
  There are many former military people that brag about
winning medals for their heroic acts on the battle field.
  Unfortunately, these medals are fake, and their
heroic tales are false.
  Same thing with some former deaf athletes. They would
brag about playing in pro sports while they were
younger.
  Sad to say, their tales of their professional sports
careers are a fake.
  Very easy to find out through searching for their names
on web searches.

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
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OUR MEDICAL INTERPRETING NEEDS
  When we, the deaf, go to our doctors’ offices
we need interpreters.
  This being said, many of our interpreters are
members of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
(RID).
  The RID upholds the standards that interpreters
must live up to.
  It was quite surprising to see IMIA surface, asking
for a survey on our interpreting needs.
  The IMIA stands for International Medical Interpreters
Association. Since DeafDigest never heard of it, IMIA
was googled – and IMIA tries to be an overseer of
interpreting in medical settings, anywhere in the world,
any language, sign language included.
  How and to what extent would RID interact with
IMIA is something we need to wait and see. Remember it
was not too long time ago when the NAD clashed with RID
until peace prevailed.

BLOOPERS BY INTERPRETERS
  There was so much publicity over Spanish/English
interpreting bloopers at the White House during
Mexican president Felipe Calderon’s visit.
  We, the deaf, suffer our own bloopers. DeafDigest
editor, over the years, has suffered plenty because
of these mishaps.
  The important thing is – just make sure our interpreters
are certified by RID.
  No RID, no interpreting assignment !

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MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND THE DEAF
  Dr. Frank Lala, who counsels the deaf in
substance abuse, is challenging the
American Psychiatric Association.
  He says we, the deaf, are being excluded
when mental health professionals develop
and revise evaluations criteria and standards.
  To read his challenge, do click on:

http://deafdigest.com/franklala/

A CI HELMET FOR DEAF FOOTBALL PLAYERS
  Years ago when CI first came out, many doctors
would not permit CI implantees to play football.
  This was the reason why many of them “quit”
their CI in order to play high school and
college football.
  Here is the picture of the first special CI
helmet for CI implantee football players:

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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked by a hearing person in the audience:

Am I talking too fast for you to keep up?

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

INVENTING A BETTER MOUSE TRAP?
  Do we need a better mouse trap while the good old
fashioned mouse trap would do the job of eliminating
the mice in our homes?
  Well, there was a story of a group of people at
Queens College, Flushing, NY, coming up with a
new computer program designed to convert English
text into on-screen ASL icons. We already have
such programs on the market, hence the mouse trap
issue..
  Is this a “better Deaf Mouse Trap?

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One thing that it is important to remember is that many realtime
captioners and CART writers started off as court reporters. 

Most court reporters learn a steno theory that incorporates a
number of brief forms that can be used to save time in court
proceedings.

Phrases like “where do you live”, “state your name”, “do you
know”, and “I don’t remember” come up frequently in the work
of a court reporter. 

Many court reporters devise ways to write these phrases and
many others in one stroke on the steno keyboard.

Many captioners try to delete or eliminate some or all of these
phrases from their dictionary when they start captioning, but
sometimes a few of these phrases may remain and may cause some
embarrassing errors.

A common way to write “at that time” is with the steno TAT.
Unfortunately, if the word “tattered”” is not in a steno
writer’s dictionary, it might come out as “at that timeered.” 

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD…….

feel shamed by their hearing loss

deafness is never a shame; it is too bad that those in
denial just don’t get it

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
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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Netflix now says their subtited videos are
PC/Mac ready. Yet, Netflix says not all
of their videos are subtitled, just some
of their videos.

Sigh !

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The Deaf and the Law

A CI manufacturing license lawsuit

http://deafdigest.com/cilicenselawsuit/

the link is long reading about a patent
infringement lawsuit between Cochlear
Corp and Alfred E. Mann Foundation for
Scientific Research.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

we are wink (winning) the election

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Diversity, including the deaf, is pretty much evident in
Spokane, WA. Denise Jones, who mentions herself as deaf
without her Cochlear Implant, is on the Diversity Trainer’s
Committee and on the Diversity Recruitment Committee Board.
She said “Spokane business include the deaf as part of their
diversity.”
  Last month she took part in a panel “Congress on Race Relations”
where recruiting and retention issues were focused.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

What is a deadly combination?

  Carbon monoxide + Noisy environment =  hearing loss

  Sez who? Researchers at University of Montreal are saying
so in a recent presentation at the Acoustical Society of America
that took place last week.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A story hit the newspapers this week; it was titled:

Cochlear Implants Help Senior Citizens Hear But Help
Younger Patients Slightly More

It is not a surprise; deaf people and hearing people
both lose hearing as they get older.

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s great news:

Five of your customers are approved for summer school
despite the fact that the state is broke.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

My sister in law and her best friend (both hearing)
and I were watching the “Biggest Loser”.

I asked the friend if she won $10,000.00 what charity
would she donate the money to?

She said “Statue”

???

She actually said “St. Jude’s”.

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

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DeafBook of the Week

Crying Hands
by Horst Biesold

Gallaudet Press
1999

about Eugenics and Deaf People in Nazi Germany

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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seeking applicants
ASL Teacher, High School
The Howard School
metro Atlanta in Georgia

Founded in 1950, The Howard School is an independent, coeducational
day school currently located in Metro Atlanta. 

The Howard School focuses on depth of understanding through a
project – and problem-based curriculum.  The Howard School is a
leader in professional leadership and development for the community,
priding itself on its programs that address a research-based
understanding about the natural variability in the ways that
children learn.

We are in the process of collecting cover letters and resumes for
American Sign Language Teacher – High School

Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree required.
-Advanced degree and 3-5 years of classroom experience preferred.

-Prefer bilingual ASL English, bicultural native or near-native ASL
speaker.

– Experience in Learning Disability or related education a plus.
– Prefer animated speaker, possibly with theater experience.
– Teach ASL I according to Georgia Standards
– Ability to work with collegial teams.

Hours: Part-time (7 hours per week, one class per day plus 2 hrs
meeting and planning), Monday – Friday. Interested candidates
please send cover letter and resume to: mailto:hr@howardschool.org

The Howard School is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Announcement
Relief Overnight Child Care Worker (CCW)
The Bridgman Home
San Diego, CA

Wage: $15.00 per hour             
Hours: variable, as needed, on-call

Specific Responsibilities: Accountable to the Lead Child Care Worker
and Program Manager for the maintenance of the deaf group home level
12 facility and the provision of a safe, consistent and nurturing
environment for youth in residence.

Summary of Duties
1. Supervise youth, meal preparation, house maintenance, and other
in-house activities, as scheduled.

2. Coordinate recreational and academic enrichment activities and
independent living skills.

3. Coordinate youth doctor appointments and other health-related needs.

4. Provide crisis intervention services, as necessary.

5. Transport service-partners to off-site appointments, court, etc.
using own and agency vehicles.

6. Purchase food and other necessary supplies as indicated by Lead CCW.

7. Maintain warm, welcoming and clean office grounds and facilities.

8. Complete incident reports within specified timelines.

9. Document all services provided on communication log and in youth
files.

10. Participate in all scheduled staff supervisions and meetings
including treatment team.

11. Work within the context of a team environment and contribute
positively to the culture of the team and the workplace. 

12. Maintain working knowledge and comply with all CCL regulations as
applicable to the position.

13. Maintain knowledge of Group Home and SDYS Programs Policy and
Procedures.

14. Provide relief coverage of work shifts, as necessary.

15. Complete 40 hours of initial training the first year of employment
and 20 hours of on-going training thereafter.

16. 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.

17. Maintain a working knowledge of IT equipment.

Qualifications:  Associates degree and two years full-time work
experience with adolescents in a residential setting or Bachelors
degree and ability to work with youth.  Must be fluent in American
Sign-Language. Must have knowledge of and competency in the deaf
culture. Demonstrated ability to work with youth-in-crisis and
transition.  Must be available for on-call shifts, mainly overnights
and weekends as needed with short notice. Must be able to pass
clearance to work with minors (livescan clearance, clear TB Test,
clean DMV record).

Must be willing to use own properly insured transportation for work
purposes with mileage reimbursement. 

Send resume to:
San Diego Youth Services
attn: RCCW,
P.O. Box 80756,
San Diego, CA  92138,

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

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ANNOUNCING:
Senior Lecturer in American Sign Language
American Sign Language Program,
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

The American Sign Language (ASL) Program at the Ohio State University
offers four courses of ASL which fulfills the university’s undergraduate
requirement for a general education sequence in modern/foreign language
credits.

The Program is administered under the Foreign Language Center
within the College of Arts and Sciences. (see: http://asl.osu.edu/ )

The Ohio State University is located in the heart of Columbus, which is a
thriving city with a large and active Deaf community.
(see: http://ci.columbus.oh.us/ and http://experiencecolumbus.com/ )

Responsibilities:
The Ohio State University seeks to appoint one full-time Senior Lecturer
position (non tenure track) in American Sign Language for the 2010-2011
academic year. This is a one-year position with the possibility of
renewal, to begin duties in September 2010.

The position will involve, at minimum: teaching seven (7) sections of ASL
over three (3) quarters in the academic calendar (Autumn, Winter, Spring);
service on committees; commitment to and initiative in collaborative
curriculum and program development; and continued individual professional
development.

Qualifications:
Required: Native or near-native fluency in ASL; BA in Education (ASL,
Deaf, foreign language), Deaf Studies, Linguistics, or related field;
demonstrated excellence in teaching (preferably at the college level);
knowledge of Deaf history and culture; extensive/broad experience with the
Deaf community; sensitivity to issues facing the Deaf community; and the
demonstrated ability and commitment to work well with others.
Preferred: Masters degree or higher in Teaching ASL as a Foreign/Second
Language, Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Education(Deaf), Interpreting, or
related field; ability and willingness to teach with digital media;
American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) certification.

Applications:
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled or closed. Salary $33,000-35,000 with benefits. The
Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
and provides reasonable accommodations under the Americans with
Disabilities Act. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans,
disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to
apply. Electronic applications accepted.

Send letter of application, curriculum vita (resume), and three letters
of recommendation to:

Lauren Sanders, ASL Program Associate Coordinator
The Ohio State University
Foreign Language Center
100 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1340

mailto:sanders.67@osu.edu

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position openings
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

– Residential Advisor
Time base: 2nd Shift – Monday -Thursday, 2pm – 11:15 pm

Qualifications:
– High School Graduate
– Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language
– Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training
– Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

– Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students.

Responsibilities: 
– Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students
                                 
– Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops in
child development and behavior management techniques.

– Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential programs which help students develop into
healthy well-rounded individuals.

-Weekend Residential Advisor:
Time base: 35-38 hrs
Friday: 11 am-10 pm
Saturday 8 am-10 pm
Sunday 8 am-10 pm

Qualifications:
– High  School Graduate

– Effective communication skills to include American Sign Language

– Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid and Restraint Training.
                           
– Willingness to learn behavior management techniques

– Understands the uniqueness and development of Deaf & Hard of
Hearing students.

Responsibilities: 
– Enhance social and interpersonal relationships
among the students

– Attend professional and staff development seminars/workshops
in child development and behavior management techniques.

– Assist in the development and implementation of proactive,
preventative residential programs which help students develop
into healthy well-rounded individuals.

Please send letter of interest & resume to:
Kelly Therieau
Austine School for the Deaf
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510
Fax # 802-258-9574
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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position opening
Residential Weekend Supervisor
Austine School for the Deaf
Brattleboro, VT

qualifications:
– Residential program experience

– Proficient use of ASL

– Willingness to receive CPR, First Aid certification and restraint
training

Please send letter of interest & resume to
mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org

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Position Vacancy Notice
Regional Consultant for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
job located at Northern Idaho, Region 1 & 2

Begin Date:    August 2010

Nature of Work: Provide home intervention programs for parents of deaf and
hard of hearing infants from birth through three; Provide educational and
consultive services to students from birth through 21 who are deaf or hard
of hearing; Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Idaho Exceptional Child certificate with Hearing
Impaired endorsement; Additional certificate/endorsement preferred;
Excellent receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language;
Experience working with parents and infants; Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree,
Master’s degree preferred.

Salary:    Commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits:    Comprehensive fringe benefit package included.

To Apply:    Interested persons are to submit a letter of application,
resume, official transcripts, copies of certification and three letters of
recommendations to:

Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
ATTN: Human Resources
1450 Main St
Gooding, ID  83330

Location:    Northern Idaho – Region 1 & 2

Closing Date:    Open until filled.

Successful candidate will be required to submit a completed ten finger
fingerprint card or scan to the Idaho State Dept. of Education no later
than five days after the employees’ first day of employment with the
school or unsupervised contact with students in a K-12 setting, whichever
is sooner per Idaho Code 33-130 & 33-512.

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job openings (2)
Deaf Services Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, Missouri

We are excited to share with you that BJC Behavioral Health in
St. Louis, Missouri will be starting a new program for the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing.

BJC Behavioral Health (BJC BH) is an affiliated member of BJC HealthCare
offering comprehensive community-based behavioral health services to
children and adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the
Missouri counties of Washington, Iron and St. Francois.

The services offered help people with a range of behavioral health needs.
A primary strategy of BJC BH is extension of services into the
community, building capacity. Services are offered at home, school,
workplace and other community settings.

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and
groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and
promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults
and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best
practices for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and be able to
apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental
health.  They should be fluent in sign language and culturally
competent in American Sign Language therefore has the ability to
communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Therapists
are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to
address a wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and
substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with
self esteem issues associated with aging, job and career concerns,
educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or
relationship problems, as well as others.  Therapist need to be able
be flexibly to work within various structures in the community mental
health system.

There are 2 openings, 1 for Children and 1 for adults.

Job duties will include, therapy, intakes, clinical case management,
triage/crisis intervention and EAP therapy.

Must have a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology

Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy LCSW or LPC 2-4
years experienced required

Please forward resumes to: Mark Stansberry, Executive Director
BJC Behavioral Heath, 1430 Olive, Suite 400
St. Louis MO 63103

You can email Laura Shapiro at mailto:laura.shapiro@bjc.org
any questions you may have about this position

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(updated May 23th)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Community Advocate — Bakersfield, CA

– Community Advocate — Riverside, CA

– Community Interpreter — Los Angeles, 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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