Deafdigest » Newsletter Blue

DeafDigest Blue – February 21, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - February 21, 2010

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

America's Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 14th year


(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL Videos of the Week: http://deafdigest.com/videos/lorikober/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/brokestates/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Double Savings during Black History Month During Black History Month Harris Communications has selected products at 15% off. In addition, there is free shipping on any order of $50 or more.* Find products reflecting Black history and culture from a deaf perspective, such as the DVD "Nathie: No Hand-Me-Downs" (DVD078). A legend in the deaf community, Nathie Marbury shares stories and observations rich with humor and insight into the human conditions. This DVD is on sale for only $12.95. Save 15% on the Signature Series, the sleek new 418MHz signaling system from Silent Call which uses radio frequency technology. Save on the Sidekick II Strobe Receiver, the Watch Receiver Kit and the full line of Transmitters. * Sale ends March 4, 2010. Certain product restrictions may apply. Free shipping available on ground shipments in the contiguous U.S. Go to: http://www.harriscomm.com/index.php?utm_source=ddgest&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=b022110 or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * DeafDigest is an independent weekly national on-line newsletter emailed free to anyone interested in the deaf * On subscription matters, click on above web site and click on subscribe * DeafDigest is subsidized by paid ads and by paid announcements The employment ads are located in the rear of this newsletter * The DeafDigest thanks all advertisers for making it free for all * Only DeafDigest subscribers could subscribe to DeafDigest Sports -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: mailto:barry@deafdigest.com sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- *ONE VRS* Use the newest deaf-owned VRS company, ONE VRS! Dial ONEVRS.TV on your VP You can request your favorite interpreter, and request any foreign language! * * *ONE INTERPRETING* We provide interpreters for your doctors appointments, meetings, classes, etc. If you need an interpreter for your appointment, dial ONEVRS.TV Tell the interpreter to call 1-877-4MY-TERP. We will call the hearing company for you and get an interpreter scheduled for you! Watch this video: https://www.oneinterpreting.com/deafrequest.php -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using instant messaging programs! Don't have a HomeTown Number? Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues! Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the "Make & Receive Calls Now" icon to check it out. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to: http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- >>> Crystal clear VRS right on your PC + free webcam <<< Try i711 VRS and see how clear your VRS calls can be. Plus, get a free webcam ($40 value!) for a limited time. Visit http://www.i711.com/freecam to sign up today. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- New AT&T Instant Message Relay Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls directly from your friends and family http://relayservices.att.com/relaynumber.php?utm_source=deafdigest.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=DRMCampaign -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Join The Zevolution! The Z(tm) offers you the best in videophone technology with 24/7 access to topnotch, nationally certified interpreters and features you just can't get anywhere else! The choice is yours, and we can help find the videophone solution that's right for you. Are you always on the go? The Z-340's WiFi capabilities and lightweight, compact size make it perfect for travel. Do you want an easy-to-use, all-in-one videophone that is simple to install? Check out Z-Ojo! Tired of missing calls when you are in the next room? Our Z Alert feature will send a message to your PDA or pager to let you know someone is calling. And there's so much more! Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our videophone solutions and features. Don't have a Z phone? You can still get The Z(tm) experience by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- http://www.georgiarelay.org/ Staying Connected: Telecommunication Choices that are Simple, Dependable and Convenient To make a Georgia Relay call, just dial 7-1-1 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and follow instructions on the screen. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- - 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) .. 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. ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ KNOW WHEN YOUR SWEETIE COMES CALLING ALL SIMPLICITY PRODUCTS 10% OFF! Save 10% on all Simplicity Signalers during the month of February! That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or receiver is on sale. Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details. For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com We're now on Facebook! Join our fan page! WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ................................................................ ................................................................ Lifelinks Video Relay SPEAKS YOUR LANGUAGE! ANY LANGUAGE! OVER 150 LANGUAGES AVAILABLE, INCLUDING: Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Belorussian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Chechen Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Farsi Finnish French Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hausa Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kazakh Korean Latin Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malay Mongolian Norwegian Pashto Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Spanish Swahili Swedish Tagalog Thai Turkish Turkmen Tuvan Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Also, Select your interpreter by gender, preference, previous experience, etc. Deaf Callers Dial: LLVRS.TV P3, VP-100(tm), VP-200(tm) or D-Link(tm), Z-Series devices, V-Pad(tm) Hearing Callers Dial: 888-SIGN-LANGUAGE (888-744-6526) Connect with a LifeLinks VRS American Sign Language interpreter for your chosen language. LifeLinks will complete the call and translation at no charge! The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business: LifeLinks - No Wait VRS Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her language in English and to have your ten digit number available. Visit us online at http://www.lifelinks.net Fast, Reliable, Personal ................................................................ ................................................................ 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) ................................................................ DiiT | Deaf Initiative in Technology - Professional Workshops Offered in Sign Language http://www.rit.edu/diit Introducing DiiT's 2010 Summer Workshop Series....offering workshops related to Business, English, Engineering, Graphic Communication, and Information Technology Take advantage of our discounted rates and REGISTER TODAY! - Register by April 1, 2010 to Receive 10% Off - Register for Two Workshops to Receive 20% Off - Register with a Friend to also Receive 20% Off - Register with Two Friends to Receive 30% Off Click on any of the workshop titles for more information. - DiiT Workshop Series on Business Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Exam Preparation -- June 7-11, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/MCAS.html Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business -- June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html Microsoft Access 2007: Create a Database -- June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach -- July 12-16, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office.html - DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing Basic Workplace Correspondence -- June 7-11, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html Basic Report Writing in the Workplace -- June 21-25, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html - DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering 5S/6S For Employees -- June 10-11, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/FiveS.html Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt -- June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming -- June 21-25, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html - DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication Intro to Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4 -- June 7-11, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html Advanced Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4 -- June 21-25, 2010 Adobe Flash CS4 -- June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html Digital Photography -- June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/digitalPhoto.html - DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology Mac OS X Support Essentials -- June 21-25, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Mac.html Introduction to Windows 7 -- Date TBD Introduction to Network Security -- July 12-16, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/security.html Introduction to Network+(tm) Certification -- July 26-30, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/NetworkPlus.html DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment. Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require. All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. To register for any of the workshops listed above, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting http://www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY). ................................................................ 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. ................................................................ Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the largest deaf network on the Internet ! * Find out why Deaf Match International works....since 2001 * Sign up and list your profile for FREE * The most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands of members ! Visit: www.DeafMatchInternational.com ........................................................................... .............................. Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the largest deaf network on the Internet ! * Find out why Deaf Match International works....since 2001 * Sign up and list your profile for FREE * The most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands of members ! Visit: www.DeafMatchInternational.com .......................................................................... ............................. United TTY has all of your assistive technology needs at the Best Prices with Free Shipping...everyday ! Check out the new "Speak N Read" portable personal communicator ! Problems hearing your cell phone or pager ring?.....Check out the new Uni-Max Cell Phone/Pager Ring Tone Amplifier at UnitedTTY.com ! United TTY has refurbished TTYs starting at only $59.00 ! T-Mobile Sidekick SALE !.....United TTY has brand new Sidekick 2008 for ONLY $29.99....with a new 2-year contract....AND...the Sidekick Unlimited Data Plan is ONLY $29.99/mo.* (at T-Mobile...you'll pay more) * For non-existing, new T-Mobile customers only....or.... if you are a T-Mobile customer and are adding a new line (credit approval and new contract is required) Download the special T-Mobile order form at UnitedTTY.com For a wide selection of discounted Products for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (pagers, clocks, vibrators, doorbell/phone/baby cry signalers, fire alarms, amplified & VCO phones, listening systems, etc)....visit www.UnitedTTY.com ! Got a broken Sidekick?.....United TTY sells Brand NEW Sidekick 2, Sidekick 3, Sidekick ID and Sidekick SLIDE....with NO contract required....just install your T-Mobile SIM card and it's ready to go! Looking to upgrade or buy a replacement cell phone or pager?....Check out www.UnitedTTYWireless.com for the best deals from all major US carriers ! Free Catalog Available---"Resources and Equipment for People with Hearing Loss"---sign up for one now at UnitedTTY.com ! Most orders shipped out within 24 hours....Toll-Free Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight 7 Days a Week ! For more information....contact: United TTY Sales and Service (UTSS) TOLL FREE: 1-866-TTY-4USA (1-866-889-4872) (Voice or TTY) In MD, DC and VA --- Call: (301) 926-2365 (Voice or TTY) FAX: (301) 963-0785 VP: (866) 536-6781 E-Mail: info@unitedtty.com Web: http://www.unitedtty.com/ Live Online Support --- AIM: UnitedTTY ................................................................ 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 to make sure that standards are met, then what is the downside? A. Not every relay provider is certified; to get around the FCC certification standards, these providers become subcontractors. 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. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ 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 ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section ................................................................ ................................................................ - Providing Individual, Couple and Group counseling - Psychosocial and psychoeducational Assessment - Forensic Consultation and Assessment Reports For children, teens, adults...ASL fluent Private practice in West Los Angeles or via Videotherapy Please contact me via email at mailto:DrAFreeman@verizon.net or my website at http://www.DrAlisonFreeman.net or VP at 1-866-481-4502 or voice mail 310- 712-1200 Alison Freeman, Ph.D. ................................................................ Surdus Remodeling LLC is one of Washington, DC and Maryland's premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors. We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area. Is it safe to hire an unlicensed contractor? We are a licensed home improvement contractor and carry a surety bond and general liability insurance. Ask us why you need a licensed contractor. All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to explain the details in our conversation with you. Our remodeling service includes: - Basement - Attic - Kitchen - Bathroom - Addition - Deck - Siding Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day for every day we are late. We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels Elijah Gold, deaf owner Surdus, LLC Remodeling Based in Washington, DC http://www.surdusremodeling.com 866-520-8628 VOICE 202-540-8750 VP Licensed, Insured, and Bonded DC #68004119 MHIC #99522 *WE ACCEPT AMEX CREDIT CARD* ................................................................ ................................................................ 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 provider who may provide service to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of accommodations in the health care setting so that all persons have equal access to health related information. A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing. Features Include: * An Accommodation card for you to print and carry that you can 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 information about emotional and substance abuse topics Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you want to learn more about. ................................................................ ................................................................ 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. .. 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 .. 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/ .. 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) .... 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 .. 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! .. 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 ! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Health Aide Austin, TX http://deafdigest.com/jobsa/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- several openings in education-related field Cambridge, MA http://deafdigest.com/jobsc/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- counselor Minneapolis, MN http://deafdigest.com/jobse/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section) http://deafdigest.com

Leave a Reply