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DeafDigest Blue – January 3, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - January 3, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Hot Deaf News during the week: - Top newspaper story of the week a deaf newspaper plant employee retires after a 42-year career; how many employees would stay with the same employer for 42 years? Do click on: http://deafdigest.com/newspaperemployee - Very Hot News A judge says that hearing people becoming deaf because of loud iPod music (115 dB) cannot sue Apple. The key issue was the disclaimer posted by Apple on each iPod product advising users of deafness risks. - Sunday December 27th It was learned that outgoing Gallaudet president Bob Davila was featured on Univision, a Spanish-speaking TV network. He was on the Aqu? y Ahora show, which is patterned after 60 Minutes. the program focused on his life and his accomplishments, and it also introduced Alan Hurwitz as his replacement. Yes, it was captioned in Spanish. - Monday December 28th A national emergency texting system for the deaf may be in the works if FEMA and FCC, these two federal agencies have their way. Time will tell if this joint effort succeeds. - Tuesday December 29th In the past hard of hearing people, forgetting to take off their hearing aids, while jumping into the pool, often would find the device ruined, not to mention water-logged. A certain hearing aid manufacturer is now saying it may be possible for their newest device to be waterproof. This manufacturer is using a group of hard of hearing swimmers as guinea pigs to make sure the new hearing aid will survive these waters! - Wednesday December 30th Alice Crow Frick, a long retired teacher at Virginia School for the Deaf & Blind at Staunton, was appointed by the governor to serve on the school Board of Visitors. This group governs the school operations. (Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition) .. Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: position opening Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Department: Athletics Department Gallaudet University Washington, DC (for more information, please go to Employment Ads section in this edition) ................................................................ ................................................................ 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) ................................................................ ................................................................ HAPPY NEW YEAR TAKE 10% OFF IN 2010! What's your New Years resolution? If the answer is being on time then you've come to the right place! Purchase either the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock or the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock with the vibrator at 10% off in January! It has many great features including a built-in receiver to pick up transmissions from other signalers. 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! Come visit us! WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss. ................................................................ ................................................................ SOME BANKS ARE AFRAID OF THE DEAF This is a true story; a deaf person went to a bank and gave the teller a note. The teller got scared and pressed the "bank robbery" button to alert the police. The police came to the bank, looking for the bank robber. The teller pointed to the deaf person. It was realized that the deaf person was not a bank robber but wanted to ask the teller a question about a banking matter. Many bank robbers pass notes to the the tellers demanding money. Not that deaf person! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/bank/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A SPEECH WITHOUT A PRINTED COPY In 1966, there was a surprise visitor that came to the Gallaudet University graduation ceremony. The surprise visitor was president Lyndon B. Johnson. No one knew about the visit - not even the Gallaudet president or the White House. Johnson arrived at the graduation and immediately went on the stage to give a speech. After the speech he left Gallaudet. Where is the printed copy of his speech? The Johnson Library archives does not have it. The Gallaudet archives does not have it. A big mystery! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/johnson/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) WHO WAS GEORG VON BEKESY? Georg Von Bekesy, not deaf, is one Nobel Prize winner that the Deaf Community never knew about. He won the Nobel in 1961 for his work in Medicine. He was not a doctor but worked on the inner ear and the hearing aid technology. Actually he was the last to know of the award that he won. A representative of an organization in the Pathological, Audiological, and Medical field, told him about it, or rather congratulated him! HOT ON CI YAHOOGROUPS A hot issue has surfaced on several CI-based yahoogroups. It revolves around misleading CI ads. Examples are: ABC CI manufacturer: Industry's smallest sound processor DEF CI manufacturer: Industry's smallest and lightest speech processor Another one is: GHI CI manufacturer: weight - 10.9 grams width - 9 mm length - 42 mm JKL manufacturer: weight - 10.1 gram width - 8.0 mm length - 49.2 mm Which manufacturer is better? Are we supposed to decide which car is better - Toyota or Honda; which fruit is better - Apple or Orange; which soft drink is better - Coke or Pepsi. 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A PET CAUSE The Washington Examiner hand-out newspaper, December 31st edition, ran a piece on Celebrities and their pet causes. Examples were: Tom Selleck - Vietnam veterans Terrell Owens - Alzheimer's Disease (yes, that football player) Sigourney Weaver - oceans etc etc What is DeafDigest's pet cause? Education of the Deaf/Deaf Literacy A DEAF PERFORMER MANY OF US DO NOT KNOW ABOUT Here is a trivia question. Who is Max Fomitchev? Admittedly DeafDigest editor never heard of him until he went web surfing and checked the web site at http://www.jdcc.org/index.php/site/news/890/ Defecting from Russia with a MFA degree in Drama, he made his mark, touring the world and giving performances. Now living in Vancouver, BC, the highlights of his career are appearances at "Saving Silverman" and "Rainman." Do keep an eye on him in years to come. A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK Q. How much is the relay money that the FCC oversees? A. Close to $900 million. It may not be an exaggeration if we are talking in terms of one billion some day in the near future! WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? "being praised" like this comment: it is great that you are interpreting for him out of goodness of your heart! if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series Over the holiday season, many TV stations have featured special holiday-themed programming. We have seen special sports and entertainment shows. Now, as the holiday season comes to an end, we will find many TV shows beginning their new seasons. Personally, I have seen a number of shows over this holiday season where the captioning has been absolutely fabulous, but I have also seen instances where the captioning was very poor or totally overlooked. Unfortunately, there are people out there who do not think that captioning is important. They may try to pay as little as possible, so if that means poor quality captioning or no captioning, that may be what they will try to do. They may feel that no one is watching the captioning, so it doesn't matter. As caption viewers, we must also be advocates for captioning. If we see a show where the captioning is horrible, we need to let the cable companies, television stations, and captioning companies know this. If the television stations are using people who are unqualified just because they don't charge very much, we have to communicate to them that that is not acceptable. We must let them know that someone is watching the captioning. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ (new series) I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD....... not have a normal life ! when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong (series to continue for a number of weeks) ................................................................ ................................................................ 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 ................................................................ ................................................................ 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. Each month the topics discussed will change. Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you want to learn more about. http://www.healthbridges.info ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! Why is deafness found in some horses? This is the issue that veterinarians, specializing in horses, do not know. They think that in some cases, horses' colors may have something to do with the horse being deaf. This was the finding posted on a blog. .. The Deaf and the Law A hard of hearing woman was dismissed as a juror in a routine South Dakota court case. The reason was that she "cannot" hear the judge. The law on the books in the state says: No potential juror may be excluded from jury duty because of a visual or hearing impairment Contradictory? Yes! .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: A hot discussion surfaced on one of these ADA-related yahoogroups. It focused on retaliation - meaning could a discharged disabled, deaf included, be fired as retaliation for filing a claim based on ADA violation? The consensus is that those that file law suits would fare poorly in the court room! So sad! .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: football is a game of motions (emotions) .... What became of? Peter Cook - past NTID/RIT student - present nationally acclaimed poet & performer; day job is teaching ASL/English Interpretation at Columbia College in Illinois. mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: 21st century is here now! And to help honor the memory of the 20th century is also to honor the memories of two special deaf persons. The first one is The Deaf Person of the Century. The deaf person who did so much (way above the call of duty) to improve the lot of the average deaf person is - Frederick C. Schreiber. Appropriately, the DEAFDIGEST names Fred as the Person of the Century and dedicates this edition to him. The second one is John Ringle. He passed away on December 24th at the age of 95 in Jeffersonville, IN. Ringle was known as the Deaf Red Grange in football. He played for Gallaudet in the 1928-1930 seasons and has left an imprint as a football legend. Carrying the ball, he was so elusive in the open field and was also so strong that it took a gang of tacklers to bring him down. He led Gallaudet to a 6-1-1 record in 1930, one of the best seasons in Gallaudet history. .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: After 103 years the Frat, effective on January 1st, is no longer providing life insurance benefits for its members. All of its insurance operations have been transferred to Catholic Order of Foresters. (editor's note: the Frat has since then ceased to exist; assets have been transferred to the Al VanNevel Memorial Foundation. The web site is at http://www.vannevelfoundation.org/ ) .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: Do professionals in the deaf-related Pathological, Audiological, and Medical areas actually know less than what they think? Do not know, but a recent article on deafness (will be posted in the Gold edition tomorrow) led a deaf agency CEO to make this comment: for a very young person, this is actually more informed and better than some of the 'professional' views I've seen. If course, she has some issues a bit confused, but I give her a lot of credit .. A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: Your boss says nothing while your mail and letters pile up during a mandatory project you are required to finish for her that is taking a week....allowing you to finish your project. .. A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? Sometimes you are "lucky" you are walking on the sidewalk, someone suddenly gets in your face, without warning and without giving yourself a chance to avoid that person. that person asks: Where is the White House? You happened to be standing in the direction of the White House, and so, you point towards that direction and show your five fingers, to indicate five blocks away 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 Teacher of the Deaf St Albans Regional Program St Albans, VT Time Base: Full time Qualifications: - Degree in Deaf Education, MA preferred. ASL fluency and English proficiency - VT Teaching license in Special Education and /or area of teaching assignment. - Knowledge of child development. Knowledge of curriculum and assessment. - Ability to apply classroom management and discipline techniques Responsibilities: - Teach all levels/content areas of elementary education. - Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in accordance with the VT Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities. - Maintain an effective, orderly attractive and appropriately stimulating classroom. - Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in students. Please send letter of interest and resume to Jen Bostwick at mailto:jbostwick@vcdhh.org Or mail to: Jen Bostwick St Albans Regional Program 147 Knight Lane Williston, VT 05495 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Asst Head Football Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Department: Athletics Department Gallaudet University Washington, DC Job Number: HR-09111 Date Posted: 12/14/2009 Salary Range: $51,974 to $93,408 (11 months) Status: Accepting applications full information is at: http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports010210#JobOpening -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (1/3/10 updated closing dates) Employment vacancies - School Educator I (closing date 1/11/2010) - Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 1/08/2010) 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position openings Team Leader/Mobile Mental Health Therapist Center for Hearing and Deaf Services Pittsburgh PA - Mobile Mental Health Therapist FT with/American Sign Language Outpatient/Adult Treatment Monday - Friday 37.5 hours per week. Master's Degree in Human Services AND 1 year of paid experience working with deaf population. American Sign Language fluency REQUIRED. Requires Act 33/34 Clearances, valid PA driver's license and access to a vehicle. Oversight of the OP component at HDS including clinical supervision of all the OP services. Coordination of community outreach activities (including networking and marketing of available services to the community at large), service coordination as well as ancillary services such as OVR, housing and peer support services. Maintain strong working relationships with internal (MBH and HDS) and external partners and resources. In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile MH therapist will provide community-based mobile mental health individual and group psychotherapy to an adult behavioral health population that includes mental health disorders with the deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deaf/blind population. The Team Leader/Therapist is responsible to evaluate, plan and provide clinical services across the continuum of care within the community in a variety of settings. The Team Leader/Therapist will also provide oversight of clinical documentation and charting at HDS according to Federal, State, County and Organizational polices and procedures. The Team Leader/Mobile MH Therapist will coordinate Treatment Team meetings including collaboration with psychiatric and other organization staff. to apply, contact: Karen Tarasenkov Human Resource Recruitment & Training Specialist Mercy Behavioral Health 1200 Reedsdale Street Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233 Phone: 412-697-6504 Fax: 412-323-6985 mailto:KTarasenkov@mercybh.org Mercy Behavioral Health is a part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System http://www.pmhs.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- seeking qualified individuals - Science Teacher - Math Teacher - Parent Educator The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf Jackson Heights, NY The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has served the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of the New York metropolitan area since 1864. Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range of important areas. Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy, and social service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State Education Department. The high school is fully-accredited and like public high schools confers New York State Regents and Individual Education Plan (IEP) diplomas. Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, various universities and other two year colleges, or go directly into the work force or into further training programs. Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following job openings: - Science Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed certification) - Math Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed certification) - Parent Educator For a detailed description of each job, please visit http://www.lexnyc.org and click on Employment. Please email your resume to mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you are interested in. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job postings Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency San Leandro, CA - American Sign Language Instructor (Part-Time, Contract-based) - San Jose and San Leandro) to read on job description and on application procedures, click on: http://www.dcara.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=30 - Director of Community Relations to read on job description and on application procedures, click on http://deafdigest.com/dcarajob -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section) http://deafdigest.com

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