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DeafDigest Blue – February 21, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - February 21, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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http://deafdigest.com/videos/brokestates/

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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:

Late-deafened architect deals with his own hearing loss
http://deafdigest.com/kennethedwards/

Importance of deaf regional schools basketball tournaments
http://deafdigest.com/basketballtournaments/


- Very Hot News

Expedia to the rescue of disabled travelers was what their recent
press release is all about. One example is the listing of hotels that
have equipment for the deaf. The press release is at:
http://deafdigest.com/deaftravel/


- Sunday February 14th

Is White House captioning or not captioning their
web videos? This was the complaint raised by some
deaf advocates. Some days these videos were
captioned whereas on other days these weren't.
DeafDigest is not sure why is it that?


- Monday February 15th

We had our own Deaf American, these monthly
slick deaf magazines. Not any more, but in
Japan, the Deaf Community will be receiving
their own slick deaf magazine, titled
Deaf Life Japan. It is 87- pages thick,
worked on by an all-deaf editorial staff.


- Tuesday February 16th

Stephen Dering, a deaf Briton, hoped to make
a go out of it with his employment agency,
finding jobs for the deaf and the disabled.
At first he was successful, but expanded too
fast into several nations before it crashed.
It is probably the first case of a promising
deaf international business that fell through!


- Wednesday February 17th

A contrast of two colleges in Michigan. Michigan State
University wants to shut down its deaf education program.
On the other hand, University of Michigan at Flint has
allowed ASL as a foreign language credit. Would
Michigan State University have shut it down if the
late David Stewart, eminent deaf educator, was
still alive and was around, exerting his influence? 


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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Cuba made this announcement that the disabled, the deaf
included, are guaranteed employment - only that their
150 special workshops across the island nation.
Cuba also said that "differently abled people" are
allowed to freelance and at home.

As DeafDigest looks at it, pay is so low, the same
as with hearing workers. And opportunities are limited
for the more-ambitious deaf individuals. And exactly
what does freelance and work at home mean - because
Cuba is a Communist nation.

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A DEAF OWNER OF FUNERAL HOMES
   When a person dies, the funeral home takes care of
everything - casket, burial, cemetery and funeral
services.
   It is a very serious business because respect must
be given to the family of the deceased person.
   Could a deaf person own a funeral home. Yes, we
have a deaf person - Lori Kober, of South Dakota,
and she owns two funeral home businesses. She has
been in the business for 13 years and has the respect
of hearing people in small towns in South Dakota.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/lorikober/

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


CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE
   Many states are broke; many school systems are
broke.
   They have a hard time deciding - to hire cheap
interpreters or expensive interpreters. Also, to
hire cheap CART operators or expensive CART
operators.
   A cheap interpreter and a cheap CART operator
may show low quality with many mistakes. An
expensive interpreter and an expensive CART
operator will show best quality with very
few errors.
   What is the best choice? It is hard to
decide, but DeafDigest prefers expensive
interpreters and expensive CART operators
because of less errors.


- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/brokestates/

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

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INTERPRETER AT AN EVENT
   There was an announcement of an event, saying
the interpreter would be available. It read like
this:

Non-Certified Interpreter, a CODA, will provide
free interpreting service

   DeafDigest does not know what to make out
of this announcement. Is it the same as a 
Non-Certified Barber to provide free barbering
services?
   Will never know till a deaf person shows up
at the event to know if he is getting his
"money's worth."


A DEAF CORRECTIONS OFFICER
   For a hearing person, working in a prison-like
atmosphere is a dangerous scene. There are many
horror stories where prisoners physically attack
their corrections officer.
   That means a deaf person should not ever work
in a prison? Well, DeafDigest understands that
Lois Price, who is deaf, is a corrections officer
in one Arizona prison system.
   This is, indeed, amazing.
   

A YOUNG BERNARD BRAGG REMEMBERS A SHOW
   Bernard Bragg, who spent a lifetime in the
entertainment world, vividly recalls a special
show way back in the late fifties.
   At Backstage, a popular San Francisco nightclub,
he had his own mime performance. He worked with
singer Joanna Beretta, teaching her signs and
encouraging her to sign while singing. She
succeeded with the "One Hand, One Heart" song,
which skyrocketed her to fame in New York.
   He said:

Who am I to say that Liza Minnelli had never 
been exposed to Beretta's work?    

   Anyway, here is a picture of Bragg's solo
mime performance that was featured in one
Life Magazine edition. The picture is at:

http://deafdigest.com/bragg/

   At that time he was a full time teacher at
California School for the Deaf at Berkeley
while moonlighting as a professional entertainer.
He has since then left the teaching profession to
become a full time entertainer/actor.

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WHAT IS OTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONS?
   We all know what early birth hearing testing is
all about? But many of us do not know what
Otoacoustic Emissions means, except for those
in the PAM field (Pathological, Audiological, 
and Medical specialists).
   Well, Otoacoustic Emissions is early birth 
hearing testing ! It is just a difficult to 
remember, difficult to spell phrase.



A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. If FCC requires that relay providers be certified
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A. Not every relay provider is certified; to get around
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WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

a question like this - 

can your client read lips?





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


COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

In an earlier comment, I spoke about stenocaptioners
sometimes having difficulty with "stacking."  That is
when the keys from one steno stroke are not totally
released, and the keys from the next steno stroke
are depressed. One common stacking error that people
can learn to read through is when a captioner is
attempting to make a word past tense with a final
"D," and that captioner depresses an "A" in the same
stroke.  Sometimes captioners end up with the words
"ad" or "add" instead of the appropriate word.  Here
are some examples that may help you read through
these mistakes. "The band play ad a march." This
should be "The band played a march."  "He adjust
add cable."  This should be "He adjusted a cable."
Whenever you see "ad" or "add" and it doesn't
make sense, see if you can use this to help you
read through the captioning.


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

hear like a hearing person when he puts on his hearing aid


yes and no. A hearing aid may be of a much better value to a
late deafened person or a hard of hearing person or a deaf 
person capable of deciphering voices and sounds.  If a deaf
person has never learned how to decipher voices and sounds,
then hearing aid only produces unintelligible noise to his
ears!


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

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http://www.healthbridges.info  announcement

HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the
behavioral health care system.  

In many  cases, the patient as well as the health care 
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to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
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    make for yourself that tells health care providers where to call
    for an interpreter in case of emergency

 *  Live videos about hospital accommodations

 *  Wellness topics that change each month

 *  Links to information about counseling services

 *  Resources and valuable links about how to find important
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Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you
want to learn more about.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The FCC at it again - this commission is hosting an
all-day workshop on March 4th in Washington, DC
to focus on our informational needs during this
digital era. It is not deaf-related, but for all
purposes, it would be - if captions are thrown in
everywhere in these media outlets.

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The Deaf and the Law

Location:
Illinois

Case:
a municipal government employee was fired, and she
filed a lawsuit claiming her late-deafness 
was the reason for the dismissal

Result:
she won the case

Comment: 
that municipal government just doesn't get it
because ADA specifically states that the employee
cannot lose jobs because of their deafness

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

What's the Real Cost of accommodation?

ADA compliance often comes with a price, the 
question is, how much?

to read this article, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/adacost/
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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

the Indianapolis Cults (Colts) lost in the Super Bowl


(this captioner continued to key in Cults several times
in that news segment)

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What became of?

Dimitri Kanevsky

- past
student in Ukraine, inventor in Israel, researcher in
several American cities

- present

researcher at IBM near New York City, with 82 patents
to his credit; interested in developing deaf-related
high tech innovations


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


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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   Excessive usage of cell phones could be hazardous to the health
of hearing users - headaches, fatigue, etc. These symptoms afflict
approximately 20 percent of cell phone users, according to findings
at the recent Bioelectromagnetics Society symposium in Washington, DC.
   Well, guess deaf people, not able to use cell phones, are the
healthier for it!

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    California School for the Deaf at Fremont has
expressed its heartfelt thanks to Gus Morrison.
And it is for a list of good reasons.
   Gus, who is not deaf and is not related to
staff member Brian Morrison, is a retired
mayor of the city of Fremont.
   He personally helped the school relocate from
Berkeley to Fremont. Not stopping there, he
appointed Ron Stern (now superintendent of
New Mexico School for the Deaf) as the first
deaf member of a city board - the Recreation
Commission.
   Still moving on, Gus helped secure funds
for the Fremont Oak Gardens, which is slated
to become a residential apartment complex
for deaf senior citizens.
   For his work on behalf of the deaf, Gus
was honored recently at a school event.
   Many politicians are adept in paying
lip service on the needs of the deaf.
Not Gus.


....

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A story ran this week of Stanley Philander, a deaf
man in South Africa, winning nearly 12 million
dollars in power ball lottery, and having to
escape demands for money from his family
members. It was discovered that while he
had the winning number, it was for a different
drawing date, and the winner was someone else.

Well, if a hearing man won the lottery it is not
a front page news anywhere. But because it was
thought the winner was deaf, it has to be "front
page" news.

Why?

..

A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You are awarded bonus pay simply for being able to 
communicate in ASL.

..

A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

You purchase dog food at a pet shop. Your leashed 
dog is with you at the check out counter.

the clerk asks:

are you parking?

you thought she said:

are you barking?


association with the pet shop was the reason why
you thought she was asking that your dog was barking 

actually the clerk was asking if you wanted your
parking lot ticket stamped and validated


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

..

DeafBook of the Week

Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign 
Against Sign Language

by Douglas C. Baynton

it is all about how audism operated in the past
(years before that phrase was invented)




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
Engineering Studies Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology/NTID
Rochester, NY

National Technical Institute for the Deaf Engineering Studies 
Instructional/Support Faculty

As the Director of the Center on Access Technology Innovation 
Laboratory, the successful applicant will lead and oversee
research, prototype development and testing for technology that 
improves access to information and participation in society for 
individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

All applicants should apply online at http://apptrkr.com/138243 
Search for IRC35672. 

Applications should include cover letter detailing your technical, 
teaching and scholarship qualifications and achievements; a vita; 
and the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States

Review of applications will begin 2/1/10, and will continue until 
position is filled.

EO/AAE

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position opening
Executive Director
The New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood)
White Plains, NY

The Board of Trustees of the New York School for the Deaf, known as 
Fanwood, seeks an experienced and visionary leader to assume the role of 
Executive Director on or about July 1, 2010.  Fanwood, established in 
1817, is the oldest school for the deaf in New York and the second oldest 
in the United States. 

With support of the Board of Trustees, primary responsibilities of the 
Head of School include:

- Visionary leadership for continuous improvement , enhancement, and 
expansion of instructional and support programs for students and families

- With the Comptroller, preparing budgets and corresponding 
recommendations and submitting them to the Board for approval

- With Board-designated attorneys, representing the school in labor 
negotiations.

- Advocating the school’s interests to state legislators and 
maintaining a close relationship with the State Education Department to 
support the school's objectives

- Representing the school through active participation in local and 
state activities and organizations related to the mission of NYSD

- Collaborating with like schools for the Deaf to share best 
practices and ensure sustainability of schools serving Deaf students

- Encouraging financial support through friend building and fund 
raising activities from individuals, foundations, businesses, 
professionals, and educational communities

- Promoting the school to the Deaf community and other supporters 
and friends through social and educational events, gatherings and 
performances

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS
- Graduate degree in Deaf Education, Educational Administration or a 
closely related field.

- Minimum of five years of demonstrated successful administrative 
experience in an educational setting for Deaf individuals

- Articulate in American Sign Language and English 

- Possession of or eligibility for appropriate New York State 
Administration Certification is preferred 

Qualified candidates should submit resumes by April 1, 2010 to:
mailto:searchcommittee@nysd.net

Names of prospective candidates can also be submitted to 
search committee Co-Chair Alexis Kashar at: 
mailto:searchcommittee@nysd.net

All resumes will be treated confidentially

New York School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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job announcement
Coordinator of Northern Vermont Regional Program
Time Base: Full Time
Location: Northern Vermont

Qualifications:
* Masters Degree in Deaf Education
* Knowledge of Special Education laws  & procedures
* Knowledge of Child Development
* Proficiency in ASL
* Planning, organization, motivation & management skills
* Knowledge of curriculum and assessment

Responsibilities:
* Oversees all aspects of operation including Special Education
compliance for Northern VT Regional Program for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing.

* Facilitate IEP and 3 year evaluation meetings 
* Supervise and evaluate VCDHH staff working in a public school
* Provide LEA/school district with Medicaid paperwork monthly
* Develop and implement school budgets

Please send letter of interest to Kelly Therieau
at mailto: ktherieau@vcdhh.org

or

mail: 
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510   
fax # 802-9574

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job announcement
Coordinator of Deaf Adult Services (S.VT) ACCESS  Program
Time Base:   Part Time
Location:    Brattleboro VT

Qualifications:
- BA and two years experience or alternative experience
considered.
        
- Experience with deafness and Deaf Culture required
- Basic fluency in American Sign Language and written English
- Valid Driver's license and personal car required
- Must be flexible …some evening work may be required

- Participates in community and employment with client, to
include light physical tasks (walking, standing, assisting 
deaf/blind clients as needed for mobility issues, etc.) 

Responsibilities:
- Coordinate program services and supervise staff

- Teaching clients independent living skills (home management)
and accessing of community resources, transitioning skills, 
employment community networking and on the job coaching, helps 
coordinate communication between client, referral agency, 
client's family, home care provider, and VCDHH  

Please send letter of interest to Kelly Therieau
at mailto: ktherieau@vcdhh.org

or

mail:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510  
fax # 802-9574

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job announcement
Director of Alternative Programs
Time Base:     Full time position
Location:      Brattleboro, VT

Qualifications:
- Vermont State Administrative license
- Masters Degree of Deaf Education or related field
- Minimum of 5 years teaching and administrative experience
- Training/experience in instruction improvement
- Proficiency in American Sign Language

Responsibilities:
- Direct all aspects of Operation for the William Center and
Autism Program in compliance with state and federal regulations

- Oversee the supervision and development of all staff
- Communicate effectively with all stakeholder
- Develop and implement program budget

- Work closely with the directors of Special Education, Related
Services, and Student Life

Please send letter of interest to Kelly Therieau
at mailto: ktherieau@vcdhh.org

or

mail:
Kelly Therieau
VCDHH
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-258-9510  
fax # 802-9574

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(updated February 21st)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, CA

- Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA

-  HIV Educator (WSR) - 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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Teaching Specialist Position 
American Sign Language Program
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

The American Sign Language Program, Department of Educational 
Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, 
University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time 
Teaching Specialist position in the area of American Sign Language  

Description:  This is a 9 month, Professional Academic (P&A) 
appointment, 100% time, annually renewable, non-tenured position 
that involves fulltime teaching, but includes time for course 
content preparation, student performance evaluation, professional 
development projects and meeting with individual students as needed  

This position focuses on teaching American Sign Language at the 
undergraduate level with responsibilities that include, but are not 
limited to:

Teaching (90%: Provide instruction at the undergraduate levels, 
teaching courses in American Sign Language (ASL 1701, 1702, 3703, 
3704, and 3705).
  
The individual appointed will prepare course content; evaluate 
student performance, meet with individual students as needed and 
complete professional development assignments.  

Other Duties (10%) Participate in internal program/department 
meetings. Provide external support services/outreach.  Other 
duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
- Teach 6 sections of American Sign Language at the undergraduate 
level per Academic year.

- Prepare course content
- Evaluate student performance
- Meet with individual students as needed

Minimum qualifications for Teaching Specialist Position:
- BA/BS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related 
fields (candidates with BA/BS in other fields will be considered only if 
that individual can provide evidence of three years full-time teaching ASL 
using the Signing Naturally Curriculum)

- Native or Native-like fluency in ASL

Desired qualifications 
- MA/MS degree in ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Linguistics or related 
fields.

- Two or more years teaching ASL using Signing Naturally curriculum, 
Levels I, II, and III.

Appointment Details:        
The person hired will be appointed to a full time position as a Teaching 
Specialist beginning August 30, 2010 and ending May 
29, 2011.

Application Process:   This position will remain open until filled, 
however the search committee will begin its review of complete 
applications on March 11, 2010.  Applicants must apply on-line through 
the University of Minnesota Job Center at 
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html - requisition #165041.  

Complete applications will consist of a letter of application, 
curriculum vita, official transcripts that substantiate degree, two 
letters of recommendation by individuals who are familiar with the 
applicant's teaching experience and qualifications for this position, 
and a 10 minute videotaped introduction of applicant.  For a list of 
criteria to be included in your applicant videotape, please send an 
email request to mailto:sarab@umn.edu  

Send transcripts and videotape to:

ASL Program Office c/o Sara Burrington
240 Vocational and Technical Education Building
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

(612) 624-1274 v/tty
mailto:asl@umn.edu

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all 
persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and 
employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national 
origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, 
veteran status, or gender orientation.

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, Maryland

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization 
that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and 
provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of
community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, 
such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting 
skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication 
resources, medication administration and developing community 
relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written 
English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency 
in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required 
and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, 
Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of 
references to :          

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Human Resources Department
806 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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Health Aide
Austin, TX

http://deafdigest.com/jobsa/

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several openings in education-related field
Cambridge, MA

http://deafdigest.com/jobsc/

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counselor
Minneapolis, MN

http://deafdigest.com/jobse/

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