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DeafDigest Blue – May 17, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - May 17, 2009

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; 13th year (to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://www.deafdigest.com ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL Videos of the Week: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-embarrassment/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-electrowriter/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- New Lifetone HL(tm) Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock The Lifetone HL(tm) Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock uses a patented sensor to hear your existing T3 smoke alarm* and is designed to awaken people with hearing loss when the smoke alarm sounds. The clock alerts/awakens you with a low and multiple-frequency 520Hz square-wave sound pattern or bed shaker alert. (Bed shaker is included.) Now on sale at Harris Communications, purchase the Lifetone alone or as a kit with a T3 smoke alarm. Lifetone HL(tm) Bedside Alarm and Clock (HC-LIFETONE) Regularly $179.95, now on sale for $139.95! 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Street performers such as dancers, musicians, poem recitals, artists - are a strong part of the city culture, be it in New York, San Francisco, Paris, Rome .....and Austin, Texas! These street performers are hearing. But it is in Austin where we have a deaf street performer. The deaf person is Cruz Lane, who gives street dances, mixing ASL with music. A story on him was written up in a newspaper article. .. At the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID), students take vocational classes for careers in automotive maintenance, construction, dental labs, computers, etc. For the first time, these vocational students are able to take classes on the SWCID campus instead of having to travel to the main campus at Howard College. Other students are also able to earn academic credits for transfers to 4-year colleges. To get an idea of what SWCID is all about, do click on deaf provost Mark Myers' vlog at: http://www.swcidvlog.net/vlog02.html What about sports? Mark, who was a bruising enforcer underneath the basket, as the center on the Gallaudet basketball teams of the seventies, said: I am now working on attempting to hire a high qualified PE instructor/coach in order to establish a new athletic program under SWCID next year. .. National Deaf Academy and Gallaudet Southeast Regional Center present a conference on deafness and mental health: CONNECTIONS: CULTURE, COLLABORATION & CREATIVITY Working with Deaf Individuals with Mental Illness June 11-12 --- International Plaza Resort and Spa --- Orlando, FL Keynote Presenters: * Liz Hill, National Association of the Deaf - Chair of the Committee on Mental Health * Neil Glickman, Ph.D., Westborough State Hospital * Robert Pollard, Ph.D., University of Rochester Continuing Education Units will be requested from: * American Psychological Association * National Association of Social Workers * National Board of Certified Counselors * Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf For registration and additional information visit: http://www.nda.com Questions?? Contact Anne Wiechec at mailto:anne.wiechec@psysolutions.com ................................................................ ................................................................ 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) ................................................................ ................................................................ ALL SILENT CALL PRODUCTS ARE 10% OFF! During the entire month of May all Silent Call products are 10% off. Whether it's a Carbon Monoxide Detector, Weather Alert System, Shake-Up Kit or your choice of several different Transmitters, you can count on Silent Call to keep your home safe and secure. Call now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or go to: http://www.weitbrecht.com to order (use code WCID509 when ordering). To receive our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ................................................................ ................................................................ AN EMBARRASSMENT AT ART GALLERY Many years ago in Mexico, Carlos Merida, himself deaf, was a famous artist. He went to an art show at a gallery. A few of his drawings were shown at the event. He was alone, by himself, without an interpreter. Two women did not like one of his drawings and told him that his drawing was bad. Carlos, without an interpreter and not able to read lips, thought these women were praising his work. He then kissed the hands of both women. Everyone that watched it were very shocked! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-embarrassment/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ................................................................ Announcing a new book: A Lens on Deaf Identities by Irene W. Leigh 2009 978-0-19-532066-4 cloth $45.00 $38.25 A classic in the literature on people who are D/deaf, deaf, or hard-of-hearing, A Lens on Deaf Identities explores the topic of deaf identity formation and transition, including the recent acknowledgement of Deaf culture. The book cover can be seen at: http://www.deafdigest.com/files/leigh.jpg Save 15% by clicking on: http://www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/?cp=27826&view=usa&pro mo=true&referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.us.oup.com%3A82%2FWEB-INF%2Ftemplates% 2FRegional_Home_Page%2Fusa.jsp%3Fhome%3Dtrue%26view%3Dusa%26view%3Dusa or entering the promo code 27826 on http://www.oup.com/us ................................................................ A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE BEFORE THE TTY The first TTY was manufactured in 1964, but the TTY network did not grow until the early 1970's. We, the deaf, had a good communications device, but it was not too popular. The high cost of leasing the device prevented many deaf people from using it. The device was the Electrowriter. It was almost like a TTY, except that the caller would write out his message on an electronic pad with his electronic pen. The Electrowriter on the other end of the telephone line would copy the handwritten message. And communications would go on back and forth. Yes, if the writer had a lousy penmanship, it would be hard to read the message! Gallaudet University used this Electrowriter network in a few offices on the campus. The popularity of the TTY immediately killed the Electrowriter. An Electrowriter picture is at: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/a/5/1/doc/a51462.shtml - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-electrowriter/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) AN ANGRY DEAF DOCTOR Frank Hochman is a deaf physician with his own practice in Fremont, California. He recalls an incident many years ago at a clinic where he was serving his residency. A nurse came up to him, telling him that his "death" patient is ready. Only the nurse would not stop calling the deaf patient as death. Tired of it all, Frank told the nurse that if the patient is in death, it is too late for him to help that patient! ................................................................ Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide.....sign up at no cost ! Check out the NEW and upgraded "Deaf Match International" website at www.DeafMatchInternational.com featuring new and enhanced features......sponsored by United TTY ! .... Problems hearing your cell phone or pager ring? Check out the new Uni-Max Cell Phone/Pager Ring Tone Amplifier at UnitedTTY.com ! Got a broken Sidekick?.....United TTY has Brand NEW Sidekick 2, Sidekick 3, and Sidekick SLIDE....with NO contract required....just install your T-Mobile SIM card and it's ready to go ! United TTY also has the new Sidekick 2008 for only $35 after rebate ! 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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: (301) 777-1234 E-Mail: info@unitedtty.com Web: http://www.unitedtty.com/ Live Online Support --- AIM: UnitedTTY ................................................................ ACTORS' BAD ASL Years ago Marlee Matlin, in a speech at an event that was honoring her, said that Hollywood actors are capable of playing any role. This is the reason why we see some scenes where actors sign out ASL as part of a short dialogue. Does it matter to these producers that the actors' ASL signing is pretty much bad. No, it does not matter to them. Said a Hollywood spokesperson: Learning skills for a role is hardly rare in Hollywood Why not just hire a deaf actor for a scene that requires some ASL signing? AVOIDING A 999 EMERGENCY CALL A deaf person, living in London, witnessed an accident. And while he had his text pager with him, he avoided making a 999 emergency call (same as 911 in USA). Instead he had to run and look for a hearing person and requested that an emergency call be placed. Why did he refuse? He said: I was too much of a hassle to explain to the 999 operator that an accident took place The British authorities are trying to find a way to allow the deaf to dial 999 without facing hassles. A PUZZLING NEWSPAPER STORY Some time ago there was a newspaper story that said a deaf man, in West Virginia, was unable to go to college because of his deafness. This is puzzling. Gallaudet and RIT have been in existence for years. And as for hearing colleges, which may or may not have support services, determined deaf individuals have made do on their own. So, for a newspaper story to say deafness prevented a person from attending college, is, indeed, puzzling! Possibly, there is more to the story than what was being written. MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF - Darth Vader, famous fictional character in Star Wars (continued from last week) it was learned that the Darth Vader character, played by David Prowse, is a citizen of Great Britain and is known for defending the rights of the deaf. He was in Omaha, Nebraska on a trip and visited Nebraska School for the Deaf. Because he was big and tall and strong, he gave a powerlifting demonstration which excited the kids at the school. The newspapers gave the school a lot of ink as a result of the visit. (this school has since then closed its doors) David Prose does not know sign language but loved the deaf just the same. WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? complained an interpreter: my team interpreter is absent with no advance notice, leaving me to interpret the entire proceedings all by myself if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series In order to become advocates for quality captioning, we must understand the differences between good and bad captioning. Some people may think that some captioners are very bad spellers. However, occasionally the problem is the result of a technical glitch rather than the captioner inputting the wrong words. If the captions have many missing or wrong letters or have many nonsense symbols, it could be a poor video signal or some sort of transmission or reception problem that is causing the problem with the captions. If you have a problem with garbled captions on a particular show, try viewing the captions on a different television in your home. You could ask a neighbor to check the captions in their home. If the neighbor is having the same problem, you should notify the station and your cable or satellite provider. ................................................................ ................................................................ 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? a pathologist (in many school districts we would expect a principal, or a director or a coordinator or a supervisor or someone with an appropriate title would direct their mainstreaming programs; some districts are different and this reflects in a startling title above. Be surprised or shocked every week until series run out) ................................................................ ................................................................ Berrigan's Tax and Bookkeeping Service If you are looking for someone with tax and bookkeeping background who is deaf and fluent in American Sign Language to provide that type of service for your personal, business or organization, look no further! My bookkeeping service can be customized to your preference which includes general bookkeeping work, taxes, payroll, financial reports, training and much more using QuickBooks accounting software. To have accurate financial information will empower you to make wise financial decisions. My tax service provides the preparation of individual federal and state tax returns and to answer your questions will help you get a better understanding of how different adjustments, deductions or credits can affect your tax situations. My firm is based on professionalism and confidentiality with a guarantee of complete satisfaction. Thank you. Terence Berrigan Berrigan's Tax & Bookkeeping Service Web Page: http://www.berrigans-taxbookkeeping.com VP: (866) 669-9616 Pager: TBerrigan@sprint.blackberry.net Email: Terry@berrigans-taxbookkeeping.com ................................................................ ................................................................ 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 ................................................................ ................................................................ Crash course on the Digital Television Transition This is a continuation of our weekly educational column on addressing concerns about the analog TV shutoff and the final transition to digital TV which is scheduled to occur on or before June 12, 2009. Question this week: I just bought a new digital TV and I love it. Is there any use for my old analog TV? It's not that old at it works good. It has a lot of life left in it. Answer: Answer: Although TV stations are switching to digital, there are still many uses for your analog TV that are not related to broadcasting. Some ideas are to use your VCR or DVD player on it in rooms where you don't normally watch over-the-air broadcast television. You can also use it for videogames or even your videophone for VRS or VP calls. Don't throw it away. There's plenty of use left in it. More Questions? Email them to DeafDigest at mailto:barry@deafdigest.com For more information on digital television, visit http://www.dtv.gov Sponsored by Davideo Productions ( http://www.davideo.tv ) and DeafDigest ( http://www.deafdigest.com ) Copyright Notice: All Rights Reserved. Since this is an important community service message, you may share this column with family and friends as long as you credit Deaf Digest and Davideo Productions. .. To the faithful Deaf Grapevine Subscribers: As DSA 2009 in Las Vegas draws near, we would like to offer you convention attendees this pre-sale ticket to a wine tasting to take place after the workshops on Tuesday. Check the attached flyer (in ppt format as well as Word format) for more information. Many Deaf wine enthusiasts have come to me with an interest to buy my wine; however the supply has never been enough to meet the demand. I resolved this dilemmas by making an extra case (12 bottles) of New Zealand Merlot (rare), expressively for the convention-goers. You will be the first to check out the sample of this Merlot as well as a few other types of the Deaf winemakers' variety. I have been asked (with a little arm twisting) to give a wine-experience workshop during the convention and I have agreed to do so. However, it is not possible to offer wine tasting during the actual workshop. What is possible will be a small wine tasting party in a private suite room on Tuesday June 23 after day workshops. Unfortunately, the number of people is limited to 24 due to the size of the suite. This is your chance to buy a pre-sale ticket for this wine tasting party with light refreshments. Do not delay lest tickets may be sold out. If interested, please reply on or before May 26 with a cashier check or money order, payable to my name (Rusty Wales), in mail at this address: 4548 NW Rae CT Camas, WA 98607 Tickets are limited to yourself and your spouse or significant other in this ticket order. Please include your name, return address and your email address in your ticket order in mail, not email. You will be notified about whether your ticket has been purchased or not. And if your order has been successfully processed, you can pick up the tickets immediately following Rusty's first workshop on Tuesday. (If a personal check is used, it will be considered last in the waiting order, just in case it does not clear the bank.) Please do not forward this email to any other non-subscribers. I have many interested people already but they have to wait for you very special people to have this first opportunity. This is my way to thank you for your dedication in subscribing to Deaf Grapevine. Thank you again...merci! Drink wine to your health! Rusty Wales .. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! As far as the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is concerned, maintaining electronic medical records is an issue when dealing with primary care doctors! It was learned that in a sampling of 100 patients that came to the clinic to seek hearing tests, most of their hearing losses were ignored by their primary care doctors. Why? Old methods in clash with new methods. .. The Deaf and the Law location: Illinois case: deaf umpire was not allowed to work youth league games because of his deafness result: case pending comment: why is it that long time deaf baseball umpire Maurice Potter never faced discrimination while umpiring high level baseball games in Minnesota for nearly 50 years? And discrimination surfaces in low level baseball games in a different state? Different state, different attitudes! .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: To get ADA written up into a law, 300 different cases of discrimination had to be profiled as examples .. Shirley Glassman's Captioning Blooper of the Week: the music teacher inspires a teen stunt (student) .... What became of? City of Houston (Texas) - past started a recruiting drive in 1998 to hire deaf and hard of hearing individuals for its police force - present still no deaf and hard of hearing police officers in Houston (11 years later) mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Ronald E. Sutcliffe, Chairperson, Gallaudet School of Management, is walking on Cloud 9. The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs gave Sutcliffe's department the accreditation he was waiting for. (editor's note: Sutcliffe has since then retired) .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: Engineers are not addressing the needs of the deaf in elevators during high-rise emergencies. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers hosted a 3-day workshop recently in Atlanta to discuss ways elevators could be used by emergency personnel and building occupants in case of disasters. Not a single mention of deaf occupants was addressed at the workshop. Elevators, you know, are just like cars. They break down and what if deaf occupants are stranded? .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: In Texas, deaf people struggle, trying to reach 211 line which is used to request general assistance (food, shelter, rent payments, utility payments, etc). The state Department of Public Safety has a web site that gives advice and tips for the deaf that need assistance. This web site is doing exactly what 211 is supposed to do. Yet, not too many deaf people know about this valuable resource! Why? .... A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's pet peeve: You are invited to a case conference at a school. Unfortunately its about a seventh grade student, its becoming obvious he will not be eligible til his junior year and you had to wait two hours to expose that fact. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Iowa Vacancy for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher Decorah Community Schools Decorah, Iowa (Northeast Iowa) The Decorah Community Schools, a very high-achieving public school district located in scenic Northeast Iowa and home of Luther College, seeks: Position: Classroom Teacher Subject Area: Special Education Certificate: Spec Ed- Deaf/Hard of Hearing (K-12) Deadline: May 26, 2009 Job Description: We are seeking a Teacher for the Resource Program in an Elementary School. Must have or be eligible for Iowa teaching certification in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. Prefer dual licensure that includes elementary K-6. Proficient in American Sign Language. Send Letter of Application, Resume, and Copy of license to: Decorah Community Schools Rick C. Varney, Elementary Principal 510 Winnebago Decorah, Iowa 52101 563-382-3125 or 382-4451 mailto:rvarney@decorah.k12.ia.us -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- seeking applicants Assistant Network Administrator Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Big Spring, Texas Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking applicants for ASSISTANT NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR. Associates degree or equivalent, previous networking experience and fluency in American Sign Language required. Thorough understanding of LAN/WAN theory and implementations; working knowledge of Netware 6.5, GroupWise 7 and Windows 2003/2007; working knowledge of IBM compatible and Macintosh computers and repair and maintenance in a networked environment; understanding of network electronics (hubs, switches, routers) and topologies; understanding of voice, video, teleconferencing equipment and data in a LAN/WAN environment; experience in the operation and maintenance of TV production and sound equipment; planning and decision making skills; ability to produce instructional and promotional videotapes. Must complete and pass pre-employment physical test and criminal background check. Responsible for the day to day performance of the SWCID Information Network. Responsible for building servers and installing network operating systems and network resident applications in a mixed Novell, Windows, and Macintosh environment and providing technical support and services to SWCID as needed. Areas of support include: PC and MAC support, Network Support, training, media, and distance learning support. Excellent benefits. Please visit our website at: http://www.howardcollege.edu for application and complete position notice. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- seeking applicants PE Faculty & Coach Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Big Spring, Texas Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is seeking applicants for PE FACULTY and COACH. 9 month position beginning August 1, 2009. Bachelor degree in Physical Education or in related field and college/university teaching experience required. Master degree preferred. Candidates who can also teach courses in physical fitness & sport, drug abuse prevention, first aid, recreation, personal and community health will be given preference. Must demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities; expertise in at least one of the following physical education areas: (1) circuit training/fitness assessments, (2) team or individual sports, or (3) aquatics or aerobics/dance; proficiency in all phases of coaching both women's and men's sport programs; ability to utilize effective American Sign Language communication skills. Primary responsibility will be to teach community college courses in physical education activities and to coach extramural sports. Courses in Psychology of Sport, Motor Learning & Control, and Biomechanics, etc. may be assigned based on qualifications of instructor. Must serve as an academic advisor of majors and participate in curriculum development and assessment. Responsible for recruiting area athletes; department budget; conducting physical fitness assessments; campus committee participation; and coaching. Excellent benefits. Please visit our website at http://www.howardcollege.edu for application and complete position notice. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening American Sign Language (ASL) Specialist Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Colorado Springs, CO The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment opportunities. Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB's website at http://www.csdb.org where the official job announcement for ASL Specialist may be found in its entirety, including major duties/responsibilities, under non-classified employment. Position is open until filled. Excellent benefits. Salary based on appropriate education and experience. BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION This position reports to the Director of Special Education and is responsible for providing support to students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing, teaching staff, support staff, and parents in areas related to classroom instruction, program development, staff development, parent education, etc., in an effort to improve students' linguistic ability. Please send a letter of interest, current resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and a copy of current special services certification to: ATTN: Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 North Institute Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 578-2114 (phone); (719) 578-2239 (fax) E-mail: mailto:clutz@csdb.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Director Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Snowmass, Colorado for job description & application procedures, please click at: http://deafdigest.com/job-position-aspen/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Customer Care Manager Purple Communications Rocklin, CA for job description & application procedures, please click at: http://deafdigest.com/job-position-customer-care-manager/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated 5/17/09) list of employment openings DCARA various locations in Northern California all positions open until filled - Job Developer & Interpreter for EDD San Francisco http://www.dcara.org/images/stories/jobs/jobdev_SF.pdf - Client Support Specialist (full time) Fremont http://www.dcara.org/images/stories/jobs/CSSFOG20090515.pdf E-Mail All Applications to mailto:hr@dcara.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section) http://www.deafdigest.com

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