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DeafDigest Blue – May 31, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - May 31, 2009

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


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Since California is divided into 8 regions, with a deaf social service agency serving each region, she was instrumental in getting the state legislators continue with money to fund these deaf agencies. She was so well known among these legislators in Sacramento that they warmly embraced her each time she stepped foot in their quarters! GLAD has posted a photograph in her memory on the web site. It is at: http://www.gladinc.org/ .. We all know that Judge Sonia Sotomayor has been nominated by President Obama to be the next Supreme Court Justice. Does she have any deaf-related links in her past? Sort of, but perhaps not really. She ruled against a deaf attorney in an appeals case. And while she sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, there was a deaf clerk on that court, but not under her but for a different judge. That deaf clerk used the CART and so, Judge Sotomayor may have noticed it on a frequent basis. What does the losing deaf attorney have to say about her appointment? He said: I'm not aware of any significant disability rights opinions good or bad that she's written, so I can't comment on any predictions in that regard. That being said, she does have a strong record on civil rights in general. Usually, if a nominee is strong on civil rights, they are strong on disability rights as well .. A Purple Heart, 66 years later has been awarded John Gale, age 93, Haverhill, MA, for deafness he suffered during combat duty in World War II. Why 66 years? He said: I didn't want to bother He does not remember exactly what happened during the War that caused him to go deaf. .. 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) ................................................................ ................................................................ 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. It detects a regular fire alarm up to 75 feet away plus alerts a sleeping person with a 520 Hz square-wave alarm and powerful bed shaker. Call now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us online at: http://www.weitbrecht.com for details (Use code WCID609). For a copy of our catalog, email your request to mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ................................................................ ................................................................ GARBAGE IS MONEY Garbage smells awful, but it is money for some deaf schools and some deaf service agencies. At some big events (Indianapolis 500, Kentucky Derby, Talladega 500, etc), deaf groups come to clean up garbage. Money from the garbage goes to deaf groups. So, when hearing people complain that garbage smells bad, it smells sweet for the deaf! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-garbage/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) AN INTERNET RELAY NIGHTMARE This is a nightmare. You have problems with cable internet service. You contact the cable company through internet relay to ask for assistance. The service representative advises you to disconnect the router and then to reconnect it and to let him know if it works. It is hard to explain to the customer service representative that if you disconnect the router, the relay call is disconnected. You explain this to him - and he does not believe you because he thinks you are using the TTY machine to contact him through the relay! This is a nightmare. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-relaynightmare/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) BEING A DEAF NIGHTCLUB HOSTESS IN TOKYO Rie Saito is a deaf woman who lives in Tokyo and her job is a night club hostess. She does not speak at all. Instead she uses her pen and pad to communicate with patrons that enter the night club. She does not want to make it her lifetime job. She wants to go back to school to find a job working with disabled people. DEAFNESS IN A 10-GENERATION ALL-HEARING FAMILY TREE Let us take a typical 10-generation, all-hearing family tree, consisting of hundreds and hundreds of family members, past and present. Will we find deaf members? Good question. Maybe yes, maybe no. The stats are saying that 1-2 percent of people are deaf. If we have 200 members in a family tree, will we find maybe 2 or 4 of them that are deaf? NO ACCESSIBILITY AT INDOOR FOOTBALL GAME Indoor professional football is becoming popular in USA. DeafDigest editor watched an indoor football game between DC Armor and Reading Express (American Indoor Football Association). Program books, containing numbers of the players, were handed out to all fans. The listed uniform numbers were wrong. There was no way for a deaf fan to follow the announcements by the public address announcer. And the scoreboard only showed the game score and the time remaining. Hearing fans, listening to the announcer, would know who the players were on the field. 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MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF - Renee Zellweger, famous movie star her real life connection is not known; her on-screen connection was a scene in the movie "Jerry Maguire" where she catches a deaf couple signing to each other, and actor Tom Cruise, playing as Jerry Maguire, was puzzled. She explained to him that she knew signs because of deaf member in her family. WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? complained an interpreter: a team member coming into our interpreting assignment unprepared. I do my homework and get myself prepared for the assignment, but the other interpreter is lazy if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series Many captioning companies require that their realtime captioners pass tests with at least a 98% accuracy rate in order to go on the air. Many of the excellent realtime captioners working today strive for accuracy rates of 99% or better. However, more and more captioners are coming into the field who are captioning with much lower rates. Some newer technologies are being used where the accuracy may only be 85% to 90%. It may sound like that is a pretty good percentage, but if you think about it, that would be 10 to 15 wrong words in every 100 words. With that accuracy rate, the captioning can almost be not understandable. If you see error rates that are more than one or two errors for every 100 words, please let people know about it. Don't assume that someone else will complain about it. In order to maintain excellent captioning, we have to let the people who are paying for the captioning know that there are people watching the captions who care about the quality. ................................................................ ................................................................ 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? Director of Communicative Disorders Division (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. 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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 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! A would-be hard of hearing firefighter has filed a $1.0 mil lawsuit against the Newport Beach, California municipal government. He was offered a job as a firefighter but the offer was rescinded when the local government officials learned he was hard of hearing. This is the basis of the lawsuit. .. The Deaf and the Law IDEA is a law; it is spelled out as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It deals with how states and public agencies that offer a variety of services to disabled, the deaf included, children. Why is this law reauthorized from time to time? Because it was PL 94-142, a separate law of several parts. And the Congress will change their spending priorities from time to time - hence the need to reauthorize to make sure funds stop going to old programs and go to newer programs. Complicated? Yes! .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: Obama has nominated Sotomayor to be the next Supreme Court Justice. How does she stand on ADA issues? Consensus is that she leans towards needs of the disabled. Sotomayor, whether she admits it or not, is disabled - has diabetes, incurred during her childhood years. .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: we might have a morning shoir (shower) .... What became of? Jerry Lee, not deaf - Past President, Gallaudet University - Present chancellor of the National University (NU) System mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: We have deaf farmers and we also have deaf cowboys. What about deaf ranchers? There was a story in the long-ago Deaf American about Charles Clifford Griffin, a Gallaudet graduate who made ranching his life long career. He worked the ranches in Arizona before passing away in 1943. .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: Many small movie houses, unable to withstand competition from these huge multi-screen movie "stadiums", go out of business. One such movie house, The Palace, in Seguin, TX did - but this closing may benefit the Deaf Community in the San Antonio, Austin and San Marcos areas! The Palace owner has consented to letting David Pierce, of Davideo Productions, use the theater, already outfitted with 35mm projectors, for captioned films, Deaf films, subtitled foreign movies and silent classics from time to time. .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: A deaf man was arrested; an interpreter was immediately called in to help him communicate with the arresting police officers. This same deaf man, hauled into the court, was denied by the judge when he asked for an interpreter. .... A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's pet peeve: Due to a promotion, hiring freeze and retirement, you have no supervisors in your area and your director will take three weeks to sign any paperwork you need unless it is urgent! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Openings The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School Framingham MA - Speech Language Pathologist - Occupational Therapist - Educational Audiologist - Director of Clinical Services - Walden School - Wraparound Family Partner - Walden School - Child Care Workers - Residential and Overnight - Walden School Please visit our web site at http://www.tlcdeaf.org for more information on these positions. To apply, send resume, cover letter and references to: Judi Broderick The Learning Center for the Deaf 848 Central Street Framingham, MA 01701 mailto:judi_broderick@tlcdeaf.org FAX: 508.875.9203 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Program Manager - Bridgeman Home San Diego Youth Services San Diego, California to read the job description and application procedures, please click on: http://www.sdyouthservices.org/site/PageServer?pagename=PM_52609 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated 5/31/09) Employment vacancies Interpreter For Deaf I (2 positions) Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, Wilson, NC closing date - 06/11/09 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated 5/31/09) 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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