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DeafDigest Gold – October 30, 2011

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend. Almost 200 have registered already!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and interpreters.  Over 30 titles include two brand new ones — Math Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon!   Other DVDS include stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter information, etc.

11th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies served by SKIHI.  The 2012 trip will begin July 28, 2012.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

FCC has moved the deadline from October 28th to November 1st on comments from public, meaning us, on their closed captioning regulations. FCC wants to have captions installed on “everything” (computers, tablets, smartphones, game devices, set-tops, etc) and so your input is very important to them.

To comment, go to http://www.fcc.gov/

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. When a hard of hearing person says he lip reads very well, is he telling the truth?

A. Hard to say. Deaf people rely on their eyes to read lips. Hard of hearing people rely on their eyes AND their ears to read lips.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

That we will have a re-print of these deaf resources (Deaf Heritage & Deaf Encyclopedia) to reflect the changing times. These sets were published during the 1980’s.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

Halloween!

When my children were toddlers, I brought them out Trick and Treating.

Remember, folks like me cannot see in the dark.

So, my two toddlers were my “sighted guides”!

My children took a short cut across our neighbor’s lawn.

I became very familiar with tree branches!

So friends, when you guide someone with night blindness,

Be aware of what might be hanging down from above, as well as those obstacles at your feet!

Happy Halloween!

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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DeafHistory:

During the mid-1980’s:

Deaf people being identified as handicapped began to evolve into deaf people being identified as disabled.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

60

approximately the number of deaf people that have served in the Peace Corps

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DeafLibrary Resources

Closed-captioning Milestones

http://deafdigest.com/closed-captioning-milestones/

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DeafDigest Sports

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do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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seeking Job Coaches Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults Mill Neck Family of Organizations New York City metro area

Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults is looking for qualified job coaches to provide supportive employment for multiply disabled deaf adults.  We are looking for candidates to provide these services in the NYC metro area including Westchester and the LI region.  We are seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Some of the responsibilities are to work with clients through all phases of job search through on-the-job training.  Provides case management as needed.  Communicate with employers and other parties on an as needed basis.  Fluency in American Sign Language required. Valid drivers license and dependable car needed.

contact: Kathleen Lagalante Director of Human Resources Mill Neck Family of Organizations 40 Frost Mill Road Mill Neck, NY 11765516-922-4100

email mailto:klagalante@millneck.org

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position announcement Independent Living Skills Specialist Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center Las Vegas, NV

ORGANIZATION: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada.  DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Type of appointment: Full-Time/40 hrs a week/Non-exempt Location: Position available in Las Vegas

Posting date: October 25, 2011 Closing date:  November 10, 2011

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