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DeafDigest Blue – May 24, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - May 24, 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-onlinedegrees/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-neighborhood/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- "I'll Scream Later" at Harris Communications Critically acclaimed and award-winning actress Marlee Matlin entered our lives as the deaf pupil in the movie "Children of a Lesser God" and has since become an inspiration and role model for millions of deaf and hard of hearing people. Marlee's new autobiography, "I'll Scream Later", tells the story of her life, loves and show business career. Find special pricing on this book on the Harris Communications website. In addition, we have sale pricing on two of Marlee Matlin's other books: - "I'll Scream Later"(B1136) now only $19.95 - "Nobody's Perfect"(B1088) now only $11.95 - "Leading Ladies" (B1068) now only $11.95 Sale ends June 4, 2009. 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For a sad reason, the dates of October 30th through November 9th should be considered as non-historic! Deaf vacationers will have this last chance to tour the world - with interpreters provided by a cruise ship. The Royal Caribbean will no longer provide interpreters after these cruise dates. They will, however, provide interpreters, just to comply with ADA regulations, if the tour starts or ends on the American turf - but not if these are on overseas turf. ... For some reason Austin, a major city in Texas, is unique as far as deafness is concerned - and it has nothing to do with Texas School for the Deaf. Last week's DeafDigest mentioned a street performer in Austin that is deaf. And now this - Crepe Crazy, a deaf owned business, just celebrated its grand opening. The husband-wife deaf team serve ups crepes in a downtown Austin location. ... 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 ................................................................. ................................................................. A COLLEGE WITHOUT INTERPRETERS Could deaf people attend college (not Gallaudet or NTID) without interpreters and without CART? Yes! But how? More and more colleges offer on-line programs that offers college degrees. Worth it? Well, there is no social life; there is no chance to make friends with classmates. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-onlinedegrees/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) LIVING IN A NEIGHBORHOOD It is not always easy for the deaf to mingle with the hearing in a neighborhood of family houses. In the past DeafDigest editor lived in a nice Annapolis, MD neighborhood. He would walk the dog and wave to neighbors with a smile on his face. He did not realize, until years later that one neighbor was a former Washington Redskins football player, another neighbor was a former Washington Wizards basketball coach, another neighbor was a former athletic director of the US Naval Academy and a fourth neighbor was a famous horse racing jockey! A hearing person who loves sports would know immediately. A deaf person who loves sports would not know! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-neighborhood/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) DEAF VENDORS IN THAILAND In Thailand, many deaf individuals are employed as street vendors at tourist sites - selling same wares that hearing vendors sell. Why that many deaf vendors? They cannot speak or read English, but are great with hand gestures. It is easier for tourists to communicate with them (price haggling) via hand gestures! BEST WAY TO PRESERVE HISTORY How could Deaf History be preserved? Paper does may not last too long; pictures may fade; digital documents may also fade away. One such piece that does not fade away but is not easily found, nor understood easily. It is the clay tablets in caves. Did some of these deaf dwellers in caves use clay tablets to communicate their thoughts. Hard to say. Would be exciting to learn of Deaf Life in the caves. ................................................................. 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 ! 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REQUESTING AN INTERPRETER - SIMPLE OR COMPLICATED? When the courts put in a request for an ASL interpreter, it is supposed to be a routine request. Or is it the world's most complicated request? Do click on: http://www.tmcec.com/coursemats/FY05judges/charts/Interpreters6.pdf This link was run in DeafDigest in the past, and the DeafDigest editor decided to run it again, as an amusing reminder. MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF - Ralph Nader, world's most famous consumer advocate his link with deafness is actually a non-link, for while he has advocated on thousands and thousands of issues, he has never advocated on our behalf on our own issues, be it more captions, ADA rights, interpreting rights, better educational needs, better employment opportunities, better social services, etc. WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? complained an interpreter: an interpreter, on my team, that earns a higher salary, would not serve as my spotter, while I am on the hot seat. That interpreter would spend off-duty moments reading a book, checking voice messages, leaving me alone and vulnerable at times. if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series In order to be able to tell good realtime captioning from bad realtime captioning, there are a few things we must understand.  First of all, if a program is being captioned live, there are bound to be some mistakes because the captioners are only human, and they do make mistakes.  When they are captioning a program live, there is no time to fix the mistakes. However, you need to educate yourself about what is an acceptable amount of errors.  There are times when the captioning may be absolutely terrible with error after error, and we must not just settle for poor captioning.  We must let the people in charge of providing the captioning know about this lack of quality.  There are people who say that they know how to do realtime captioning who really aren't able to provide quality captioning, and they are being hired in these tough economic times because they may charge less than the good realtime captioners.   ................................................................. ................................................................. 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 hearing specialist (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) ................................................................. ................................................................. 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. 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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 use an indoor TV antenna and it works great during the day. It goes bad at night. What's going on? Answer: It sounds like you're using a low gain antenna (rabbit ears) which is susceptible to noise caused by CFL light bulbs. It seems that when you turn these bulbs on at night, it causes interference for the antenna. Household appliances, computers, and video displays can also cause interference. You would need an antenna with an amplifier which will make it strong enough to fight the interference. Another option is to use a large outdoor antenna. For information about various antennas, check this link: http://www.hdtvantennalabs.com/ 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. ... Hot DeafNews boring, but important! The ASHA Leader ran a piece on Otoprotective drugs that prevents deafness or treats hearing losses. What does Otoprotective mean? Good question because it would require an intensive google search to come up with such a definition! Anyway these drugs are supposed to suppress deafness. ... The Deaf and the Law Q. Do doctors have the right to turn down deaf patients? A. Yes and no. Yes, if the doctor, who may be picky, also rejects hearing patients for whatever reasons. No, if the doctor routinely accepts hearing patients. Said a deaf attorney A blanket rule that the doctor is too busy and is not accepting new patients (deaf or hearing) is fine. That's not a discriminatory practice. The doctor only gets in trouble when he refuses to accept a deaf person that he would otherwise have taken on as a patient but instead rejected the patient because he's deaf. If a doctor argues that he loses money by charging a deaf patient $80.00 for a visit but pays an interpreter $100.00, then he could, according to a judge, raise his medical fees across the board (meaning hearing patients) to offset the money-losing deaf patient visit! ... DeafADA Issue of the Week: Winning a ADA-related lawsuit is one thing. Seeing the results of that ADA lawsuit win is another thing! We must ask ourselves 2 or 3 years later these questions: 1) has anything really been achieved? 2) are there still issues nowadays? 3) any room for improvement ... The Captioning Blunder of the Week: give us this (tus) date ..... What became of? Heather Suhr - Past #1 deaf female golfer in USA in the late nineties and early 2000's; 3-time state Wisconsin high school champion, Big 10 golfer (University of Iowa & Purdue) - Present Teacher, Deaf Teen Quest (DTQ) ministry, Cincinnati, Ohio; she is no longer in golf mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and "present" details ... News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: "I am not going to be part of that kind of child abuse," Dr. David Bruton, North Carolina secretary of Health and Human Services, was quoted. He felt that the deaf German children supposedly speak better English as opposed to deaf Americans that rely on sign language. Not surprisingly the deaf community in North Carolina is in an uproar. ... News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: Veteran actor and performer Bernard Bragg produces his first deaf film at the Tampa Deaf International Deaf Film Festival. The film "Two Worlds Apart" stood out as one of the best deaf films ever! It portrays a director of an agency serving the deaf, fluent in ASL but pretending to be deaf. A deaf blackmailer tried to expose him but was killed in an automobile accident before he had a chance to reveal the secret. ..... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: Is it a loan or a donation? A deaf person has a bad reputation for not repaying his loans, according to deaf friends that loaned him money. This same deaf person has claimed that the money he received were donations, and not loans. ..... A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's pet peeve: The air cards you are issued for your laptop to do your paperwork anywhere were said to work anywhere but they do not work in remote outposts you have to go! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 2009-2010 School Year Vacancy Teacher of the Deaf Nashua School District Nashua, New Hampshire Please visit our web-site at http://www.nashua.edu for an employment application. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions Austine School for the Deaf Brattleboro & Bennington, Vermont The Austine School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing is a state approved pre-k through 12th grade comprehensive educational program promoting excellence and life-long learning. Due to expanding programs, we are looking for quality people with the abilities to serve our students with compassion and energy. - Teacher of the Deaf - Brattleboro, VT Full-time (40 hours/week) with benefits 10-month position Proficiency in American Sign Language and English Master Degree in Deaf Education Vermont License in Special Ed or Deaf Ed within one year of employment Apply knowledge of child development, special needs, curriculum, assessment, classroom management and discipline techniques, utilize technology in instruction Position available in several subjects - Educational Interpreter - Bennington, VT Full-time Fluency in ASL required NAD/RID certification, preferred Successful completion of Interpreter Training Program, preferred Educational Interpreter - Brattleboro, VT Part-time, full-time Fluency in ASL required NAD/RID certification, preferred Successful completion of Interpreter Training Program, preferred - Austine Green Mountain Lions Summer Camp . 2 Camp Team Leaders 7 Camp Counselors Weekend Overnight Advisor 1:1 aides Terms of employment: July 1, 2009 through August 8, 2009 to apply for any of the above positions, please contact: Kari Caldwell Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing, Inc. 209 Austine Drive Brattleboro, VT 05301 or email mailto:kcaldwell@vcdhh.org or (802) 258-9510 v/tty or Fax: (802) 258-9574 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Open Employment Opportunities 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 - Teachers of the Deaf - Teacher Aides - Residential Supervisor - Administrative Assistant - Secretary - Nurse - Speech Language Pathologist - Director of Parent Infant Program - Physical Education Teacher - Interpreter - School Counselor 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (as revised) 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 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated 5/24/09) 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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