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DeafDigest Blue – June 28, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - June 28, 2009

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


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Dial csdvrs.tv to make your call today! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- News of the Week: DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Ben Medlin, Dayton, Ohio, who departed us last week. Ben's list of accomplishments in the Dayton Deaf Community, is long, but to sum it up he was the pillar of the deaf community. And to add a humorous tale - he was drafted into the Army during World War II despite his deafness. He showed up to report to duty and almost made it, until his deafness was revealed - and he was sent home! .. We all know about the terrible Metro accident in Washington, DC. The accident took place on the Red Line. The Gallaudet University metro stop is on the Red Line. This means Gallaudet commuters that live in Montgomery county are terribly inconvenienced. Also many deaf residents of Montgomery county work in downtown Washington, DC and they're equally inconvenienced. .. Last week, DeafDigest mentioned a special program at Gallaudet to help deafened war veterans attend classes on the campus while dealing with their deafness. It was learned that NTID/RIT also has a special program, working in partnership with the Hearing Loss Association of America for this same purpose. Veterans who became deaf because of the war, now have two options - Gallaudet or NTID/RIT. .. A Deaf Rat running loose in the western part of Pennsylvania? Yes and no. No, not the deaf rat because we have no way of knowing if this rodent is deaf or hearing. Yes, because there is an organization called the Regional Action Team (RAT) under the auspices of the The Northwestern of Pennsylvania Deaf Community. Objectives are four-fold as copied from a web posting: - Share info, supports, and ideas to improve the Deaf Community. - Connecting the Deaf Community to resources. - Social Time, meeting old and new friends. - Practice Sign Language with the Deaf Community. .. When the deaf and the blind put together a TV program, what is the best compliment? It is the comment by the studio director: Some clients don't even know that we are deaf This is in reference to the work of Asvo Bergen, an agency serving the deaf and the disabled in Bergen, Norway. A group of deaf and blind employees work together in editing the programs to be shown on television. They use special devices that help them when editing these programs. .. We all know about the death of Michael Jackson. It was learned that while he was in training for his planned trip to London to give a performance, he had a trainer working with him. The trainer was Lou Ferrigno, who is deaf and was a world champion body builder in his younger days. And also, Michael had on his payroll, a personal interpreter, which would stand on the stage and interpret for the deaf during his performances! He was the only performer to hire his own interpreters, whereas other divas, prima donnas and stars wouldn't! .. Throughout this Blue edition and in tomorrow's Gold edition you will find a number of tales, stories and anecdotes that refer to the Elmira, NY area and nearby towns. DeafDigest editor and his wife traveled to Elmira last weekend to spend time with family members. Armed with a pocket notebook and pen, the editor jotted down items that are of interest to DeafDigest subscribers. He also brought his camera and took some pictures. Happy reading and viewing. .. The Gallaudet University athletic department has an another opening. It is for Football Coordinator/ Assistant Head Track Coach. This is in addition to the continued posting of Assistant Head Football Coach / Strength & Conditioning Coordinator. Both are full time positions. If you are interested in either position, please scroll all the way down to the 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://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ 10% OFF LIFETONE HL FIRE ALARM AND CLOCK! Feel safe and secure in your home with the Lifetone HL Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock. This product meets the new national fire codes that take place starting this June. 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Call now for a complimentary consultation on your mortgage! * Reduce Mortgage Payments * Save Money * Pay Off Debts Deaf & Hard of Hearing Mortgage Consultants (DHHMC) * Deaf-Owned & Supports Deaf-Owned Businesses * Serving 50 States Plus Washington, DC and Territories * 6 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Loan Officers Fluent in ASL * Access to Over 100 Lenders to meet all your mortgage needs * Quotes on Conventional loans, FHA, VA, USDA, Construction and etc. Contact Us At: http://www.DHHMC.com Videophone: 866 603 2949 Email: mailto:Eric.Eliason@dhhmc.com ................................................................ ................................................................ A DEAF GROUP WANTED TO FIGHT IN WORLD WAR I During the World War I (1917-1918), past President Theodore Roosevelt, thought the deaf can fight in the war. He wanted to form again a group called the Rough Riders. This past group fought in the Spanish-American War (1898). He asked for deaf volunteers to join the new Rough Riders. Many deaf volunteers signed up for the new Rough Riders group, and were ready to fight in World War I. President Woodrow Wilson turned down Roosevelt's idea! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-roughriders/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ................................................................ NEW FREE EMAIL PUBLICATION! Clerc Scar publishes essays, poetry, stories, jokes, comics, and artwork that will, as we sign it in ASL slang, "scar" your minds! To subscribe, email mailto:subscribe@clercscar.com with the word "Yes!" The editors are John Lee Clark and Adrean Clark, who ran the wildly popular e-zine The Tactile Mind Weekly. After it closed in 2006, people kept on telling them how much they missed the e-zine. So the Clarks decided to launch a new email publication, this time an even better one. 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This misunderstanding created so much confusion between the deaf woman, the relay operator and the office of the pediatrician. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-relay/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A MOBILE CONFERENCE CALL Conference calls are a way of life with businessmen and corporate executives. It also is a way of life with these businessmen and executives that are on the road a lot. They are able to use their cell phones to make conference calls. What about the deaf businessman and deaf executives? Pretty much out of luck while driving. They, however, are able to make video conference calls when not on the road. A STUDENT'S DOUBLE GRADUATION There was a story in the newspapers about Chase Adams, not deaf, graduating from college at the same time he was just graduating from high school. Impossible to achieve? Well, there was a student that graduated from one college with a bachelors' degree, at the same time he graduated from another college with a masters! That person was Lowell Myers, a deaf attorney, who gained fame in the Dummy Lang murder case years way back. He passed away few years ago. It was understood that both colleges, in the Chicago area, were furious at Myers' academic feat. AN ANGRY BRITISH NEWSCASTER Phillip Schofield, not deaf, is a newscaster for a British TV morning news program. He recently was fitted with a new earpiece that would allow him to hear commands from his superiors while he was leading the program. Somehow hearing aid dealers saw the new earpiece, and before Schofield realized it, he was drowning with heavy mail on hearing aid ads and hearing aid deals! Not surprisingly, he's upset about these heavy barrage of hearing aid mails. ................................................................ 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ORDERING FAST FOOD AT SHEETZ Those living in Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia know what is Sheetz. It is a combination gas station/convenience store/fast food eatery. And Sheetz is one up on many other chains. Deaf travelers that wish to order a hamburger or something could simply press on their choices on the touch screen menu. Pretty much saves us, the deaf, from the hassles of trying to communicate our orders with order takers. MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF - Galileo Galilei, famous Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (1564-1642). He invented the world's first thermometer. Guillaume Amontons, a deaf scientist, his thermometer was much better than Galilei's thermometer! WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? after an interpreting assignment, a hearing person would come to the interpreter and make this comment: I guess these deaf people are not allowed to drive if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series As we are now are a couple weeks into the digital conversion of television, most people seem to be adjusting. If you are new at using the closed captioning feature on a digital-to-analog converter box, you can do things with it that you could never do with an analog TV and analog captions. Here is some information about viewing captions using a converter box that is offered by the FCC. In addition to passing through closed caption signals, many converter boxes also include the ability to take over the captioning role that the tuner plays in your analog TV set. To determine whether your converter box is equipped to generate captions in this way, you should refer to the user manual that came with the converter box. If your converter box is equipped to generate captions in this way, then follow the instructions that came with the converter box to turn closed captions on/off via your converter box or converter box remote control. When you access the closed captions in this way, you also will be able to change the way your digital captions look. The converter box will come with instructions on how to change the caption size, font (style), caption color, background color, and opacity. This ability to adjust your captions is something you could not do with an analog television and analog captions. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ WHO IS IN CHARGE OF A MAINSTREAMED PROGRAM IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT? exceptional student education director (in many school districts we would expect a principal, or a director or a coordinator or a supervisor or someone with an appropriate title that would direct their mainstreamed programs; some districts are different and this reflects in a startling title above. Be surprised or shocked every week until series run out) ................................................................ ................................................................ 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 ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! The Society for the Visually and Auditory Impaired in Jeddah, a city in Saudi Arabia, is launching a campaign to win public acceptance of sign language. As part of the 2-week campaign, the sign language team will be conducting workshops in selected locations in Jeddah. .. The Deaf and the Law There is a sign posted in Millport, NY. This tiny town is not too far from Elmira, NY. To see what the sign says, click on: http://deafdigest.com/anti-noise-sign/ This sign is the only one DeafDigest editor has seen during his weekend trip to Elmira, NY. .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: DeafDigest editor stopped at a Red Robin restaurant on his way home from Elmira, NY. Every employee in that restaurant, from the general manager to the bartender, to the seating hostess, to the waitstaff were outfitted with special pager-phones. What happens if a deaf person applies for a job at a Red Robin outlet? Would the deaf person be outfitted with a special text pager that allows him to stay in touch with the restaurant staff? Not sure if ADA regulations would come into play, but there are knowledgeable ADA attorneys that would deal with this issue. .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: while watching a TV news program at a hotel room in the Elmira, NY area: give us this (tus) date .... What became of? a certain unknown deaf female - Past probably a past student at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School for the Deaf, Washington, DC - Present was spotted by DeafDigest editor wearing a sweatshirt that had the "Kendall Eagles" logo on front at a community event at Glens Falls, NY (or perhaps the sweatshirt was borrowed from a friend) mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: A minor league baseball stadium on the campus of a residential school for the deaf is half way towards reality. The Medford Timberjacks, a minor league team in Oregon, has proposed to relocate to Vancouver, WA to erect a new stadium on the old football field of the Washington School for the Deaf (WSD). It will be a multiplex sports field, costing 5 million dollars. The new team would be called Vancouver Americans and the target date would be June 2000. All it needs is for remaining funds to come in. (editor's note: this proposed deal fell apart) .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: A deaf man was ejected from the premises at the Conservative political party gathering in Belleville, Ontario. His crime? Carrying a sign protesting lack of interpreters at this event. Double standards? Yes. When Gary Malkowski, a deaf man, won election for a MP post in Ontario, he was given interpreters immediately. Yet when a deaf man, just wanting to follow the political proceedings, wanted interpreters, his reward was getting thrown out. .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: It never fails, that at least just once, during a weekend of travel (Elmira, NY) that a hearing person would make a deafness-related comment. At one of the Glens Falls wineries, a female employee, who poured wines for tasting purposes, said: my second husband, who died during my marriage, was oral deaf, and did not sign at all .... A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: You receive notice from your supervisor that the state owes you a 12% raise, effective immediately, which allows you to quit your moonlighting job and give full attention to your caseload. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated 6/28/09) Employment vacancies School Audiologist Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, Wilson, NC closing date - 07/09/2009 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (latest athletic department posting) Football Coordinator/Assistant Head Track Coach Gallaudet University Washington, DC Department: Athletics Department Job Number: HR-09053 Date Posted: 6/19/2009 Salary Range: (11 months) $45,235 to $81,139 Status: Accepting applications Assists the Head Football Coach in all phases of program administration; administers competitive track and field program that emphasizes integrity and the educational welfare of its student-athletes, and strives for excellence within the University?s mission; assists the equipment coordinator in coordinating the purchase, maintenance, and distribution of equipment for the Athletics Department; and assists the Athletics Department staff in coordinating the game management at athletics home events. Requirements: Bachelor's degree and two years related experience. (Significant playing and/or coaching experience in the field may be considered.) Significant coaching experience required. Thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA guidelines required. Demonstrated skills in developing and motivating students both athletically and academically. Strong commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and an understanding of teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program. American Sign Language skills or a willingness to learn within a reasonable time. To apply, click on: http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employmentstaffapplynow.xml -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (continued posting from last week) Job posting Assistant Head Football Coach / Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Gallaudet University Washington, DC Department: Athletics Department Job Number: HR-09051 Date Posted: 6/12/2009 Salary Range: $51,974 to $93,408 (11 months) Status: Accepting applications Assists the head football coach as the assistant football coach; administers all facets of strength and conditioning facilities; serves as department leader in the field of strength, conditioning, and fitness; schedules strength and conditioning workouts in cooperation with the head coach of each of Gallaudet University's 14 varsity sports; strives for excellence within the University's mission; assists the equipment coordinator in coordinating the purchase, maintenance, and distribution of equipment for the Athletics Department as related to strength, conditioning and fitness; improves on court/field performance, reducing the potential for injuries, and performs rehabilitative activities as needed; updates athletic administration on equipment needs and/or upgrades recommended to provide Gallaudet University athletes with the best possible training equipment. Requirements: Bachelor's degree required and four years related experience. Significant coaching experience required. Experience must include minimum two years experience with strength and conditioning training. Thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA and ECFC guidelines required. Demonstrated skills in developing and motivating students both athletically and academically. Strong commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and an understanding of teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program. National Strength and Conditioning Association or National Council on Strength and Fitness certification or the ability to attain certification within three years of date of hire. American Sign Language skills or a willingness to learn within a reasonable time. To apply, click on: http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employmentstaffapplynow.xml -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Staff Interpreter Western Oregon University Monmouth, Oregon Interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing in Disability Services at WOU in Monmouth. Full-time, Academic Year position (Sept to June). Salary competitive, plus excellent benefits. Must have Associate's Degree. Bachelor's degree preferred Successful completion of two year interpreting program or RID Certification required. Review of applications begins July 7, 2009. Open until filled. For complete position information and application, call 503-838-8490 or go to http://www.wou.edu/job EOE -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position openings Customer Recruiting Representative (3 different positions) Purple Communication Services work sites vary, depending on the position for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/purple-customer-recruiting-representative/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Employment Openings Scranton School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children Scranton, PA We are looking for people to join our staff at the Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children which is a program of the Western PA School for the Deaf. Applicants must be 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 the WPSD website at http://www.wpsd.org for position descriptions for the following openings at the Scranton School: - Dean of Students - Residential Supervisor - Nurse - Business Manager Excellent salary and benefit packages available. Sign Language skills, FBI, 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 Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1469 Fax: 412-244-4211 Email: mailto:hshirey@wpsd.org EOE -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- vacancy announcement in Hawaii Teachers of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii Job Description: Teachers of the deaf and hard-of-hearing provide specially designed instruction for students using ASL or total communication. The settings can be in either a school for the deaf, a resource classroom on a public school campus, or as an itinerant teacher. Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii. Minimum Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in Special Education with emphasis on teaching the deaf and hard-of-hearing (must include student teaching in a K-12 setting) * Certified Teacher of the Hard-of-Hearing * Authorized to work in the U.S. * Proficient in ASL * Familiar with Cochlear implants and other assistive devices for the deaf and hard-of-hearing * Knowledgeable in IEP procedures Salary: $43,157 - 57,243/year Licensing: Anyone hired must be committed to getting a valid Hawaii teacher license. For more information on licensing requirements and procedures, please visit the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board website at: http://www.htsb.org Incentives and Bonuses: Pending the availability of funding, a relocation bonus is available for qualified teachers: http://doe.k12.hi.us/personnel/teacherbonusesandincentives.htm Application Procedures: http://doe.k12.hi.us/personnel/teachers_applying.htm Closing Date: Until Filled Additional information: http://doe.k12.hi.us Contact: Jeff Hoover, Personnel Specialist Teacher Recruitment Department of Education 680 Iwilei Road, Suite 490 Honolulu, HI 96817 1-800-305-5104 Toll Free (808) 586-4050 Fax mailto:Jeff_Hoover@notes.k12.hi.us -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- announcing openings Occupational & Physical Therapists, full-time American School for the Deaf West Hartford, CT The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut. It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school. SCOPE OF DUTIES: Under the supervision of the building Principal, provide individual therapy treatments, and accurate record keeping on a daily basis. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational or Physical Therapy. Current Connecticut license in occupational or physical therapy and Connecticut, Department of Public Health license required. Must possess sign language skills with SCPI rating level of Intermediate preferred or must be committed to develop such skills. Pediatric occupational or physical therapy experience is preferred. SALARY AND BENEFITS: (a) Compensation based on union contract. (b) Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available. HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and letter of application to: Human Resources Office American School for the Deaf 139 North Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107-1269 FAX (860) 570-1832 The American School for the Deaf is an EOE: M/F/V/H/D. All applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section) http://www.deafdigest.com

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