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DeafDigest Blue – October 24, 2010

DeafDigest Blue – October 24, 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/cheaporexpensive/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/wronginterview/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/audiologicalexam/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/notcaptioned/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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Harris Communications Provides Products for Oregon School for the Deaf on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

see the press release at:
http://deafdigest.com/harris-makeover/

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs’ litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

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.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg – we have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on:
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follow instructions on the screen.

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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:

a successful designer of women’s footwear
http://deafdigest.com/sophiegoodchild/

J. Freeman King, director, Deaf Education, Utah State University
http://deafdigest.com/whitneypage/

– Very Hot News

Tiffany Granfors is leaving her position as the CEO to assume
new position as Executive Director of Abused Deaf Women’s
Advocacy Services. It will take effect after the 2011
Winter Deaflympics. She replaces Marilyn Smith, who founded
this organization, and is retiring.

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Maryland School for the Deaf was honored by a visit by
Alexa Posny, assistant secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, earlier this week. She observed
how things operate at a state school for the deaf. Said
Maryland superintendent James E Tucker:

Inviting Dr. Posny is one of many activities in the next 12-18 months as CEASD member schools will try to educate the public and
policy makers how IDEA needs to be changed

IDEA is not cast in stone; it needs to be reauthorized from time
to time. The CEASD position paper on IDEA is at:
http://deafdigest.com/idea/

– Sunday October 17th

Because the state of Minnesota is broke, the state
Department of Human Services had to cut back. As
a result, the Rochester Service Center has been
closed. It was part of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center branches.

– Monday October 18th

Deaf leaders within the Gambia Association of the Deaf
went through a 10-day leadership training by representatives
of the World Federation of the Deaf. They were taught of
ways to empower themselves as first class citizens.

– Tuesday October 19th

a warning has been issued by the Directorate General of Health Services in India regarding lack of iodine in the diet. Deafness was mentioned as one of the causes of
lack of iodine.

– Wednesday October 20th

Judy P. Mohan has been appointed as the manager of the
Apache ASL Trails housing for Deaf seniors in Tempe, Arizona.
She is deaf and has been a long time teacher and sign
language instructor, and has been active in the Phoenix
Deaf Community.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

6th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 6, 2010

Two Texas Hold’Em, All In, tournaments

The Southern Nevada Silver Knights (SNSK) AND American Society for
The Deaf Children (ASDC) welcomes everyone to this event

We are proud to announce that the American Society For Deaf Children,
a non-profit organization, have joined us as part of the Sixth Annual
World Deaf Poker Tournament. We, at SNSK, acknowledge their important
mission regarding the advancement of deaf children. We feel that this
organization deserved to be our joint partner in this fund raising
event.

SNSK is an organization run by the deaf and hard of hearing men whose
mission is to provide assistance to deaf and deaf related services.
The membership meets here in Las Vegas once a week and function
similar to the Elk’s Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, etc.

Southern Nevada Silver Knights and the American Society For Deaf
Children wish to urge those who plan to attend and to make this fund
raiser a success. Net proceeds will go equally to both organizations.
Come and join us for an unique experience of big time poker.

Please go to our web site, http://WWW.LASVEGASDEAF.ORG/POKER, for more
information

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Our Way/NJCD invites you to

Easing Your Parents Through Their Golden Years

Come listen to helpful advice and learn strategies for helping your parent at this important time in life.

Workshop will be interpreted into ASL

Featuring:
– Tzvi Saperstein- Elder care lawyer at Salem, Shor & Saperstein
– Fay Kahan-SSW specializing in Geriatrics at Mt. Sinai Hospital
– David Goldwasser- Financial Planner at Metlife

Sunday, October 24, 2010
7:00pm-10:00pm

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RSVP to Batya at 212-613-8127 or mailto:batyaj@ou.org

There is no fee for this program.

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A CODA’S AUDIOLOGY EXAM
This is a true story. A Coda was required to take an
audiological exam for a job he was applying for.
The Coda grew up as a hearing person, had many hearing
friends and sometimes volunteered as interpreter for his
deaf parents and deaf family members.
The result of the audiological exam told him he was
hard of hearing, not hearing.
This Coda was very shocked because he had no problems
with his hearing.
He took the exam at the Costco hearing aid center.
Maybe he should have taken the exam at an audiological
clinic instead of at Costco?

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

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

AN IRONY WITH LOVE IS NEVER SILENT MOVIE
“Love is never Silent” was one of the best
deaf movies that was shown on television during
the eighties.
This movie, starring deaf actors Ed Waterstreet and
Phyllis Frelich, was captioned.
What was the irony? That movie was run on television
few years ago – and it was NOT captioned!

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

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

A TELEPHONE FOR THE DEAF
What is a telephone for the deaf? All of us would
say the TTY. This is correct.
But there is another answer. It is the fax machine!

INCIDENTS WITH GESTURE-IMPAIRED WAITERS
Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned gesture-impaired
hearing individuals.
Here are three incidents that involved gesture-impaired
waiters.

– asking the waiter to please box the meal to bag it home;
instead he threw away the meal

– asking the waiter for a sauce; instead he brought
a piece of toast

– pointing to the menu on the wall; instead, the waiter
laughed hard

In each of these incidents, easy-to-follow gestural
signs were used, only to have the waiters mess it up.

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CONFESSIONS OF A FACULTY PRE-MED ADVISOR

This comment, below, is interesting, and here it is:

Twenty years ago, while serving as a faculty pre-med advisor at Harvard
College, I was assigned a candidate for medical school admission: a
graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, an outstanding student, a
basketball player, personable, and impressive in every way. He was a
“dream” candidate with one exception:

He had been born deaf. Our efforts to gain his admission to medical school were a nightmare.

Despite personal communications to medical school deans and admission directors, as well as letters from his professors attesting to his abilities, all doors were closed.

He entered a Ph.D. program in pathology at the University of
Pennsylvania and, following postdoctoral training at the National
Institutes of Health (NIH), now does exciting research in the field of
congenital deafness.

Has this situation improved because of ADA? We do, however, have
a number of deaf physicians in USA.

A NEW CERT MEMBER
We have a number of deaf members of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in some jurisdictions across USA.
We again have many deaf people that want to join the
CERT but are discriminated against because of their deafness
and the unwillingness of the CERT officials to give them
opportunities.
Well, in Houston, Texas,  Nicole Zatzkin, who is deaf,
has become a CERT member. She was able to be trained and able
to help the deaf in situations of need.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being constantly asked:

where can I learn sign language?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Have you ever seen a captioning error and said, “Wow, that’s
funny”?  Or have you been angry or annoyed? 

When a television broadcast or an event is being captioned “live,”
mistakes are going to happen.  Realtime captioners are only human,
and even if they caption with 99% accuracy, that still means that
there will be 1 word out of 100 that will be wrong.

It is important that we educate ourselves on what an acceptable
amount of mistakes would be and realize that those may not be able to
be avoided.  However, we must also be aware of what is unacceptable
captioning.  If there are too many errors, it definitely is not
humorous, and it should be reported to the people in charge of the
captioning.

If you are watching a television show that is not being broadcast
“live” and has been prerecorded, that is a different story.  There
should not be any errors in the captioning.  The time should be taken
to correct any captioning errors before the show is broadcast. 
Unfortunately, to save money, some broadcasters allow captioning
errors on shows that are prerecorded.  Complaints should be made to
the people in charge.

Let the broadcasters know that someone is watching the captioning. 
Give them feedback for great captioning as well as poor captioning. 
Even if they may not seem responsive, it helps to let them know that
people do care.  

STRUGGLES AT A HEARING COLLEGE
A posting on a deaf yahoogroup was interesting. It said:

I went through note takers, CART, amplification devices, oral
interpreters, sign language interpreters. The college was not
cooperative with my needs and I had to fight to get what I
needed.

DeafDigest stresses that Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN are options
as opposed to hearing colleges.

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updated every Monday

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SAID A DEAF IMMIGRANT IN USA

communication with hearing people in his native nation is
difficult

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

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Brief Introduction: After the current transition period until end of
2010, Michael Ubowski who is Deaf, geographer and expert traveler
himself will officially take over as a new Deaf Cruise owner.

His team shall offer four times per year with increased various
site-cruises around the world thereafter.

Additionally, Deaf Cruise is also offering any group to host for any event, making it more than four times a year for you to go to!

In a month or two our new web makeover will be introduced with one more cruise in summer 2011.

Check it out as often as you can until it came up. Bonus news by us!

Check out http://www.deafcruisespecial.com for any NCL cruises which is 50%
less deposit rate for a limited time until Oct 31, 2010 as advertised
below.
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“Alaska Wilderness Vacation” Cruise-tour May 27 – June 11, 2011

Great 8 days of land tour (May 27-June 4) plus 7 additional cruising
days (June 4-11) for a full 15 days of explorations! This will be
your ultimate Alaska experience with our highest level of service!
Most of your meals are included, and a professional tour director
will accompany you on the land portion. After the land tour, we offer
a separate 7 days cruise from near Anchorage, AK to Vancouver, BC.
Your choice of full 15 fun days or select either one.

For more detail, go to www.DeafCruise.com/alaska and see our pre-land
tour and post cruise tour for you to experience your extra pioneering
spirit! Why go there with only a short plan? Go for as many days as
you can until few years later which we will offer it again. It will
not be biennial since we are now offering more world-wide tours each
year, and for Alaska, it may be next 3 years or so, meaning take
advantage now and give yourself a full shot with as many days as you
can this time!

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“Hawaii’s Independence Day Week” Cruise July 2-9, 2011

Most popular and is now 3rd Anniversary as “Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2011.”
Escape now to visit 4-Islands hopper including seeing famous Pearl
Harbor, Pineapple, Hawaii dancers, surf, and much more! You will love
it! Many already signed up. Here is Deaf Cruise’s bonus with 50% less
deposit by October 31 deadline, only $125 per person instead of $250
to reserve!

Pre and Post Cruise excursions available. For more detail,
www.DeafCruise.com/hawaii

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“Thanksgiving Family Week in Caribbean” Cruise November 19-26, 2011

BEST COST-EFFECTIVE DEAL! Great for families and singles, getting on
a very brand new ship, NCL EPIC, one of the largest freestyle cruise
ever built. Incredible, but true, your lowest room rate starts at
$809 per person for this 7-days Eastern Caribbean trip! Another Bonus
from Deaf Cruise with 50% less deposit by October 31 deadline, only
$125 per person instead of $250 to reserve!

Check us out at www.DeafCruise.com/caribbean for more detail.

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“Deaf World Cruise 2013” July 14-27, 2013 (Tentative Date &
Itinerary)

Before getting to Deaflympic (July 31-Aug 13) in Greece, we offer
FABULOUS opportunity for “All Deaf Cruise” event in which we partner
with Miss Deaf International. All girls will have various contests
for all to see on board throughout the trip! No extra cost as all is
already includes in this one great, low price! We start from Italy,
ends at Greece with 5 countries in between.

For more exciting one-time event’s detail, check out both
www.DeafWorldCruise.com and www.DeafWorldCruiseMDI.com

For any question, please contact sales@deafcruise.com or VP
866-922-3090.

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Norway Fjord Cruise – April 2011

Great cruise for those with walking limitations

the beauty of Norway can be seen from the ship

For more info, contact:

Joy Carney
mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net

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The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
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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
CI is working. Many of our clients’ cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html

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What:  A national study for counselors who serve the Deaf funded by
AHRQ

Why: Counseling and behavioral health services for persons who
are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing are scarce, and many
individuals are underserved. We hope to learn and share the results
with all who provide counseling services across the nation

If you are a counselor please take the time to complete the survey or
if you know counselors in your region who work with this population
please forward this survey to them at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DYG2XF

The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. After completing
the survey, the respondent will receive a small token of appreciation
for their  time. If you want a paper copy instead to complete please
let us know.

The study is being conducted by Drs. Kim Mathos and Beth Nolan
address ( mailto:kkmathos@gmail.com )

Thank you very much for completing the survey or helping us to
identify appropriate providers. We very much appreciate your help!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Dr. Johnny Benjamin, on behalf of the Association of Boxing Commissions’ Mixed Martial Arts Medical Subcommittee, had to say about deaf fighters:

Deafness, equilibrium and concussions (knockouts) have little, if any,
significant relationship. Deafness is a loss of hearing, not balance. The inner ear has some function in both hearing and equilibrium, but they are very separate issues. furthermore, what any of this has to do with an athlete’s ability to withstand a blow to the head is difficult to understand. Concussions are an issue involving brain function and not the inner ear and/or vestibular apparatus. There is not a shred of reputable medical literature that even suggests that deaf athletes are more susceptible to concussions than any
other athlete.

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The Deaf and the Law:

– location

Tucson, Arizona

– case

EEOC has filed a lawsuit against a support services provider
for discriminating against job applicants.

– result

after efforts at pre-litigation settlement failed, EEOC
made the next step in filing a formal lawsuit

– comment

is there an irony? The company helps the disabled, yet
are they discriminating against the deaf?

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Endorsements are coming from left and right to support either
Bush or Gore as our President.
Here’s the latest endorsement – Vinton Cerf is endorsing Gore.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A deaf person owning a carpet/rug manufacturing plant.
A deaf person owning a cabinet making factory. A deaf
person owning a food distribution business.
Who are these deaf Americans? Whoa, let us backtrack.
These three deaf individuals are Iranians. They were in
attendance at Gallaudet Department of Business 50th
anniversary gala that took place on October 20th.
These three deaf Iranians say that they have many hearing
employees under their watch and that it is no big deal,
also saying that there are many other deaf owned businesses
in Iran.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A deaf employer of a high tech firm said:

I prefer to hire deaf person over hearing person.
Unfortunately, most deaf candidates are not qualified enough for these job positions compared to hearing candidates. What frightens me is that most deaf
candidates are not trying hard to get themselves
updated with new knowledge that would keep them
more competitive over hearing candidates.

as a result, the hearing gets hired and the deaf
scream “discrimination”

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

DeafDigest editor sat down for a meal at a
Mexican restaurant, at the same time the Chilean mine rescue was taking place.

The waiter said something like this:

25 minors are out

25 minors out? Drinking age raised to 25 and
“minors” under 25 cannot order alcoholic drinks????

it was then realized, about 5 minutes later, he
was talking about the mine rescue and was really
saying:

25 miners are out

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

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DeafBook of the Week

Lessons in Laughter

Bernard Bragg as signed to Eugene Bergman

The Autobiography of a Deaf Actor

1989

Gallaudet University Press

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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position opening
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Assistant/Associate Professor of American Sign Language (ASL), Fall 2011. PhD in American Sign Language, Deaf Education, Special Education, Linguistics or related field required. In-depth knowledge of deaf culture, comparative linguistics, deafness, and communication issues. Native or near-native ASL speaker. ASLTA or Texas teaching in ASL certification. Five years experience in teaching American Sign Language (linguistic and communicative components) at post-secondary level. Experience using Vista Signing Naturally curriculum. Scholarly accomplishment/promise required, publications, service. Letter of interest, CV, referee list or 3 letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations.

All electronic applications to: https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/1543

Email Dr. Debra D. Andrist, chair, at mailto:andrist@shsu.edu with questions

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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Job opening
Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Relay, Inc
travel required in Tennessee & other states as needed

Hamilton Relay, Inc. currently has a position open for “Regional Captioned Telephone Outreach Coordinator” staffed in the state of Tennessee.

Position summary:  This full-time position is responsible for coordinating and implementing community outreach activities designed to promote Captioned Telephone Service (CapTel®) for Tennessee Relay Services (1/2 time) and in other states as needed (1/2 time). Individual will be required to travel within the state of Tennessee and other states as needed.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
– Excellent presentation skills – Prior work experience with the user communities that can benefit from relay services:
– Senior Community
– Hard of Hearing 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 and communication modes
– 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 Service is helpful
– Experience in public relations – Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively and meet deadlines – Strong interpersonal skills, writing, and  analytical
– Captioned Telephone users are encouraged to apply – Hold a valid driver’s license

Interested individuals may apply online at: http://www.hamilton.net/employment.html or contact Cindy Blase in Corporate Human Resource Department by October 12, 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
Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
Olympia, WA

The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) serves deaf, hard of
hearing and deaf blind individuals throughout Washington State. For more
information about ODHH, go to http://odhh.dshs.wa.gov/

ODHH seeks applicants for the Information, Referral and Advocacy Program Manager.

The IRA program manager is responsible for the statewide program providing information, referral, advocacy, education & training and outreach services.

Applicants can apply online here:
http://careers.wa.gov/index.html

and type “01266” in the keyword search.

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