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DeafDigest Blue – February 7, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - February 7, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- - Dedication DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Jack Holt who departed us. After graduating from Ohio School for the Deaf, he took engineering courses at Youngstown University and then spent his lifetime at the Leetonia Tool Company, moving up the ranks, becoming a plant superintendent and then as company secretary/treasurer. This tool company, still in business, delivers its products to many shops across the country. - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: Gerald "Bummy " Burstein honored at Riverside http://deafdigest.com/burstein/ Nice newspaper story about captioners http://deafdigest.com/captioners - Very Hot News Stoke-on-Trent (population 260,000), a British city within the boundaries of Staffordshire, in United Kingdom, is coming up with its Citizen of the Century honors. One of the nominees is Jack Ashley. Late deafened at the age of 45, he served as the nation's first completely deaf MP (1966-1992). Upon becoming deaf, he fought for the rights of the deaf. During his peak years, he was honored by Gallaudet and by the NAD. The Deaf American magazine (no longer in existence) ran numerous articles on him. - Sunday January 31st In Japan, a company is working on a fire alarm for the deaf, and it is not a strobe but a "stink odor" alarm! The stink comes from the wasabi, which is a popular Japanese horseradish. Will it be better than the strobe? Good question! - Monday February 1st She left William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri 12 years ago and is now back at the same university. This refers to Dr. Barbara O'Brian Garrett, past ASL English interpreting department chair and associate professor of ASL. In these 12 years she has been around - North Central University, been in private practice, and as professional mentor at various agencies in Minneapolis. - Tuesday February 2nd A Kentucky state senator introduced a bill requiring that multi-screen movie houses (5 more screens) must reserve one screen for captioning. Will it pass? Stay tuned. - Wednesday February 3rd Jay Alan Zimmerman, the deaf composer, will convert singers' voices into graphics at the Times Square Gallery in Manhattan between February 23rd and March 16th. He will be using special computer software to accomplish this feat. (Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition) .. Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: It is Super Bowl time this weekend. If you are not seeing captions on any of these Super Bowl commercials, do report these to DeafDigest at mailto:barry@deafdigest.com Thank you very much. ................................................................ ................................................................ 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. 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We will never know. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-irony/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ............................................................... Rehabilitation Counselor Education Western Oregon University Graduate Program Do you see yourself as a rehabilitation counselor with clients who have a disability or who are Deaf or hard of hearing? Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree? Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?* Western Oregon University's Rehabilitation Counselor Education program prepares Master's level counselors to work with clients who have disabilities or who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The program includes two cohorts: 1) general rehabilitation (RC) and 2) rehabilitation with a Deaf and hard of hearing focus (RCD). These two cohorts take most of their classes together throughout the two year program. The need for qualified rehabilitation counselors is at an all time high. Graduates from this program find employment in such professional areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering agencies. The placement rate nation-wide for recent graduates is 96 - 100%. A Bachelor's (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required of all who apply to apply. Applicants to the RCD option must also be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL). *Substantial RSA scholarship support is available to qualified students contingent upon continued federal funding.* Individuals who have a disability, who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are being accepted now for the Fall, 2010 school year. Note: RCD applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged tuition at Oregon resident student rates. Those states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. For more information and application materials visit: http://www.wou.edu/rehab and click on Rehabilitation Counselor Education. You may also contact: Julia Smith, Ph.D., CRC, LPC Coordinator Rehabilitation Counselor Education Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR 97361 mailto:RCEInfo@wou.edu ............................................................... MAKING POLITICAL CONTACTS Every deaf service agency needs a lot of money. Also, every school for the deaf needs a lot of money. Political contacts with the state legislators are very important. One superintendent of a deaf school made his own political contacts. He visited the offices of all legislators in his home state. That state has almost 200 legislators. This means 200 visits with legislators' offices. He would not talk about his school for the deaf. He would just introduce himself as the deaf school superintendent, and then they would talk about anything - baseball, fishing, lousy weather, great restaurants, etc, etc. Every year when the legislators vote on the school budget, they all remember who the superintendent is! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-contacts/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ................................................................ 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SOMETIMES TWO INTERPRETERS ARE NOT ENOUGH Interpreters normally work in a team, where one interpreter replaces the other every 15-20 minutes. Sometimes two interpreters is not enough - and in that case we may need as many as three or even four interpreters working as a single team! Said an observer after a fast paced city council meeting with deaf observers in attendance: the pace was so fast that the interpreters worked like a tag team and were still both mentally and physically exhausted Why not three or four interpreters? Money, of course! DOMINOES AND POKER Last week's DeafDigest asked if deaf people play dominoes. A DeafDigest subscriber from South Florida said that deaf immigrants of the Caribbean islands (Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica) play dominoes. The Americans, he said, on the other hand, play poker! PERSPECTIVE OF A DEAF COMEDIAN Steve Day, the famous British comedian, is deaf. His skits focus on one theme - the dilemma of being a deaf man in a hearing world. Dilemma? No, Steve is totally wrong. The dictionary defines dilemma as facing two choices, both of which are unacceptable. The correct word would be inconvenienced but that we work our way around these daily inconveniences that are second nature to us. A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK Q. Is FCC doing a good job with our video relay services? A. Depends. FCC has to deal with finances, regulations and corporation officers. WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? a comment like this - I guess you learn a lot from the subject matter from interpreting this lecture if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series People who become court reporters, captioners, and CART providers come from many different backgrounds. Some go to court reporting school immediately after high school, but there are increasing numbers of people in the profession who have followed other paths to get there. There are some who have bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and even Ph.D.s and other advanced degrees who have decided that their real love is captioning, CART providing, or court reporting. They have returned to court reporting school and learned steno theory and practiced in order to achieve their goal. Even for people with advanced degrees, becoming a court reporter, CART provider, or captioner takes a lot of practice. In order to achieve their goals faster, people with great determination may write on their steno machines all day in school and then go home in the evening and practice some more. Some very determined people end up spending more than eight hours a day practicing in order to increase their speed. The faster one achieves the high speeds necessary to graduate from a court reporting program, the quicker he or she will be able to achieve the goal of being a CART provider, captioner, or a court reporter. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD....... all be speech readers we all get easily confused between lip reading and speech reading as the line of distinction between both are somewhat blurred 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 1-481-450-2866 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 Baltimore Examiner, a free daily handout newspaper, ran an article saying that continued exposure to excessive noise will not only make you deaf but make you more sick. To read the article, click on: http://deafdigest.com/noiseillness/ .. The Deaf and the Law Location: New York Case: In 1997 a federal judge said the city's plan to remove all fire alarm boxes would violate civil rights of the deaf. Result: Since the city wants to remove all fire alarm boxes to save money, the city council is considering ways to change the law and to meet the approval of the federal courts. Comment: the city is arguing that we, the deaf, have new technology that makes fire boxes unnecessary .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: If your doctor tells you to bring your own interpreter, he is wrong - and would be liable under ADA regulations .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: the Hot males (meals) on Wheels program .... What became of? Claudia Gordon - past basketball star, Lexington School for the Deaf - present attorney & senior policy advisor, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Peter Bailey, the dean of students at the American School for the Deaf, is a pager coach in basketball. Pager coaching? Yes. He coaches the men's basketball team at the Greater Hartford Club of the Deaf. He couldn't coach his team's big game against Worcester because of a birthday party conflict (his son's). The assistant coach couldn't make it either. With neither coach on hand the team struggled against Worcester. Out of desperation the team paged him, asking him what to do during half time. Taking remote control charge Peter made some strategical moves. It helped as his team exploded in the second half to win easily. Said Peter "Can you believe how much the technology means to this world?" Oh, yes, his son's birthday party went well! (editor's note: Peter is now at The Learning Center for the Deaf, Framingham, MA) .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: Doug Bullard passed away of cancer. He was the author of a novel "Islay", a satire of a Deaf man founding a nation, of which a majority of residents were deaf. This novel was published in 1986. It was the only novel he wrote. And he was years ahead of his time - because there is a current movement in South Dakota to establish a "sign language town". (editor's note: the plans to establish a sign language town in South Dakota has since then been abandoned) .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: Rahm Emanuel, the White House Chief of Staff, called the proposal from a group of Democrats "retarded." This word got the Special Olympics people upset. Rahm immediately apologized for saying that word. Rahm even promised to help to make that word obsolete. Suppose Rahm called us deaf-mute or deaf-dumb, would he apologize to us? Doubt it since our deaf organizations do not have that much of a clout, if any, with the White House. Special Olympics, of course, has the clout. .. A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: You are offered early retirement with a higher than normal retirement check...even though you are only three years away to qualify for retirement. .. A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? The Subway sandwich chain now offers breakfast specials you write in your order for eggs and cheese the immigrant counterman says something like no arghs You just do not understand what he is saying, and insist he write it down on paper. He continues to say "no arghs" despite you telling him of your deafness and your inability to understand him. The line gets longer and longer. The counterman gives up and asks an American, standing next in line, to interpret for him. The American says "no eggs are available" The letter e and the letters argh both require different mouth and lip movements. if you have lipreading tales, please share these with mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 Executive Director The New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Employment Opportunities Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf Pittsburgh, PA & Central PA At WPSD, "Our kids come first." We are looking for people to join our staff who share this commitment and are willing to work with the goal of providing our students with the best education, residential and support services possible. If you share our commitment to students, please visit our web site at http://www.wpsd.org for descriptions of the following job openings at WPSD - ASL Teacher - Early Intervention Teacher (Part Time) at Central PA Excellent salary and benefit packages available. Sign Language skills, FBI clearance, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances are required for all positions. Send letter and resume to: Director of Human Resources Western PA School for the Deaf 300 East Swissvale Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1469 Email: mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org EOE -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Deaf Services Manager BJC Behavioral Health St Louis, MO for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/bjcdeaf/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (2/7/10 updated closing dates) Employment vacancies Sch Spch-lang Pathologist Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, Wilson, NC to view these vacancies please visit our website at: http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421 contact person: mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated February 7th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, CA - Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: http://www.gladinc.org If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. 2222 Laverna Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90041 V/TDD: (323) 550-4207 Fax #: (323) 550-4204 E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- IT jobs Dubuque, IA http://deafdigest.com/jobsa/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- International Consultant Republic of Georgia not to be confused with Georgia, USA http://deafdigest.com/jobsb/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Audiology Support Seattle, WA http://deafdigest.com/jobsc/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Personal Support - developmentally disabled adults Seattle, WA http://deafdigest.com/jobsd/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section) http://deafdigest.com

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