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DeafDigest Blue – November 22, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - November 22, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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When not busy teaching art history, he wrote 13 novels on the life in the Ozarks, centering on Stay More, AK, a fictional town. He used a system of cards to field questions from students in his classes. DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Bernie Fairwood, Illinois, who departed us. During the sixties, he was an all-time Gallaudet football and wrestling great. And he became the first American wrestler to win a Deaflympics gold medal, quickly pinning a Russian Goliath. - Very Hot News What does DeafDigest have to say about the Department of Justice indicting a list of providers and individuals involved with the relay fraud? None of the relay providers that regularly advertise in DeafDigest are involved. None of the individuals indicted have done any advertising business with DeafDigest. And one indicted person wanted to advertise in DeafDigest but was turned down because of bad reputation. DeafDigest screens all potential advertisers; many have been turned down. Yes, DeafDigest is that fussy. If you are in need of a VRS provider, please check those that advertise in DeafDigest. Thank you. .. - Sunday November 15th The Baton Rouge Association of the Deaf is putting their clubhouse for sale. No new members are being accepted. Proceeds from the club house sale will go towards housing for deaf senior citizens. - Monday November 16th 13 separate Rochester-based deaf organizations have announced the joint hosting of a farewell reception for Dr. Alan Hurwitz and his wife Vicki. This event will take place at Rochester School for the Deaf on December 13th. As we all know, Hurwitz will assume the presidency of Gallaudet University. - Tuesday November 17th Outcry over lack of captions with DVDs from Netflix, Blockbuster and Redbox is getting louder and louder. And Disney said lack of captions was a marketing decision! - Wednesday November 18th After steering the Gallaudet football team to a 6-4 record, coach Ed Hottle announced his resignation to take a head coaching assignment with a brand new football program at Stevenson University in Baltimore. (Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition) .. Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) is reaching out with a spanking new Government Affairs Program. Objective is to make federal and state legislators aware of what our interpreters are all about. And also to help state legislators understand these interpreter certification issues. .. Special Job announcement: Shannon's Tea House & Art Gallery Cafe Frederick, Maryland Part-time Position: Server/dining room assistant/dining room cashier Seeking for an individual with strong working ethics and love for tea, the ability to communicate in both spoken english and ASL. Dependable, honest, good customer relations, can work under pressure, can carry out the directions of management and handle numerous and varied tasks, accurate and strong attention to details. Must be assertive with troublesome customers. Responsibilities: * Prepare and set tables for lunch activities. * Take orders and serve food. * Act as expeditor for keeping food service timely and efficient. * Assist with other servers on assigned tasks such as water, coffee and/or tea preparation. * Beverage and soup service areas are kept clean and stocked. * Assist with kitchen/service duties only if needed * Maintain the floor by keeping it clean and debris-free. * Assist with retail sales and customer relations as needed Start in January 2010, trainings and workshops will be provided upon hiring. Wages: $ 4.00 per hour plus tips E-mail to request for the application form. Contact: Shannon Cooley, owner .. The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian, bi-racial, multi-racial Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council June 13-27, 2010 Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon to see the flyer, click on: for more information and camper application form, click on: to apply as a staff member: to apply as a camp worker: For more information, contact: or and ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ SHOP EARLY AND SAVE BIG IN NOVEMBER! With the holidays right around the corner WCI is here to help get your shopping done early! Choose from the wide selection of products in our catalog or from our website. And here's a gift for you too! FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders over $50.00! (excludes both CapTel 200 and 800i) Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: for details. For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: We're now on Facebook! Come visit us! WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss. ................................................................ ................................................................ RESIDENTIAL AND BOARDING SCHOOLS When a deaf student sleeps on a school campus, it is called residential school. When a hearing student sleeps on a school campus, it is called boarding school. Residential school and boarding school? What is the difference? Good question! - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) IF MONA LISA WAS DEAF? Mona Lisa is a famous art painting. Her smile looks mysterious. A person sits on a chair for a long time during a painting, he will get tired. There is music to prevent the person from getting too tired. It is possible that Mona Lisa did not have music, and her "smile" is because of her tired look. Suppose Mona Lisa was deaf. The artist must have a sign language person that would sign stories all day to prevent Mona Lisa from getting too tired! - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) WATCHING CAPTIONED VIDEOS Interesting sequence of events regarding the captioning of videos. It was announced last week of a web site that would list captioned videos at: And now this - Google is working with Youtube to have videos captioned. Past Deaf Internet pioneer Ken Harrenstien is helping out with this project. CAPTIONED EYEGLASSES? Will we be having captioned eyeglasses? Possibly if NEC, a Japanese high tech firm has its way. For more information, click on: A DeafDigest subscriber said: After this comes out, next step should be sign language glasses! A SCULPTOR IN FINLAND W?in? Aaltonen, who passed away in 1966, was a sculptor and artist in Finland. His works have earned him the honor as one of the best in the nation. One of his works is found outside of the Helsinki Stadium. He has a permanent exhibition at the W?in? Aaltonen Museum of Art in Turku He was deaf, lost his hearing as a child. ................................................................ 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Most orders shipped out within 24 hours....Toll-Free Customer Service/Order Line (1-866-889-4872) open until Midnight 7 Days a Week ! For more 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: (866) 536-6781 E-Mail: Web: Live Online Support --- AIM: UnitedTTY ................................................................ A DEAF WINERY IN FRANCE The French countryside is dotted with wineries, these small mom and pop outfits that sell their wines locally. Any deaf wineries? The French deaf people would say yes, but are vague on specifics (name of town, name of winemakers, etc). DeafDigest learned of a deaf winery - in Pomport, which is a hamlet in the southwestern part of France. The deaf winery is owned by Regis Castaing and his wife Paulette. While deaf tourists are welcome to visit the winery, communication is done via gestures because he does not know the French Sign Language. DEAF ISSUES (short series; based on comments by educators and deaf service professionals) Counselors with the deaf do not compare student profiles with others, preventing them from learning from each other (end of series) WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? being asked: do they understand what you are signing? if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series We have seen that the writing speed of a captioner has very little to do with the couple-second delay in the captions appearing on your television screen, so you may ask: What advantage is there to having a captioner who possesses more speed? People seem to be speaking quicker and quicker all the time. The speeds of the anchors delivering the nightly news have many times been clocked at over 300 words per minute. Realtime captioners try to keep up with these speakers. Although it is not always possible, they attempt to give a verbatim account of what is being said. If the speaker is speaking at 300 words per minute and the captioner's top speed is 225, something has to give. There may be times when it becomes necessary to drop or omit some relatively unimportant word or to paraphrase a thought. One of the most important reasons for captioners to work on developing their speed is that the faster the captioner writes, the closer to verbatim the captioning output will be. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT Making maintaining professional contacts among past associates are much more than making contacts via the internet. These past associates know you whereas internet contacts have never met you in person! (series to continue for a number of weeks) ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section ................................................................ ................................................................ Surdus Remodeling LLC is one of Washington, DC and Maryland's premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors. We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area. Is it safe to hire an unlicensed contractor? We are a licensed home improvement contractor and carry a surety bond and general liability insurance. Ask us why you need a licensed contractor. All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to explain the details in our conversation with you. Our remodeling service includes: - Basement - Attic - Kitchen - Bathroom - Addition - Deck - Siding Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day for every day we are late. We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels Elijah Gold, deaf owner Surdus, LLC Remodeling Based in Washington, DC 866-520-8628 VOICE 202-540-8750 VP Licensed, Insured, and Bonded DC #68004119 MHIC #99522 *WE ACCEPT AMEX CREDIT CARD* ................................................................ ................................................................ announcement HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING: Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are grossly underserved by both the physical health and the behavioral health care system. In many cases, the patient as well as the health care provider who may provide service to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of accommodations in the health care setting so that all persons have equal access to health related information. A new web site called was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing. Each month the topics discussed will change. Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you want to learn more about. ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! Is it possible that some of the kids, suffering from dyslexia, are already struggling with hearing losses? This is what researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois, is implying. .. The Deaf and the Law - location Texas - case a deaf man sent a text message that made a terroristic threat against another deaf person - result the police arrested him and bail was set - comment if you are angry at someone, do not send a threatening text message; just cool off .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: Q. Why is ADA regulations so difficult to understand? A. It is the American way of writing up 2,000-3,000 pages of regulations. We have many ADA lawyers that do not agree with each other. We have many judges that do not agree with each other on ADA regulations. Disagreement and dissent is the cherished American way of life! .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: the family dug (dog) ran to the door .... What became of? Michael Filardo - past goalie on gold-medal winning USA Winter Deaflympics hockey team - present property manager & supervisor, Caribbean Consultants, Ltd in Barbados; in his free time, plays roller hockey since country has no ice skating rink with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Marlee Matlin to the rescue is what DCARA has been proclaiming. Faced with a 6-figure debt, the DCARA staged a fund raiser with Marlee Matlin as the featured entertainer. The result - the debt has been wiped out - and DCARA is now enjoying a $35,000 surplus over and above the debt wipe-out. Said Robert Roth, the DCARA Executive Director "It blows the myth that deaf persons will not spend more than a certain amount for a deaf fund raiser. For that event there were more deaf than hearing in attendance. You have to have good food, good entertainment and a good cause." (editor's note: Robert Roth is no longer the executive director) .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: The interpreter strike at Arizona State University has been settled - but hope it is not a harbinger of things to come. If disgruntled interpreters at other colleges get the hint then they could be tempted to stage strikes for better wages. .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: Are we lucky to be deaf? Well, at one workplace a deaf person was not bothered by a faulty fire alert strobe that flashed for much of one day. Hearing employees were bothered by the continuous blasts from that faulty strobe, that maintenance people struggled to fix all day. .. A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: The higher ups decide that you will have virtual offices, and as a result, you are allowed to work at home more often .. A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? We're having a silent auction here at work I was asked---Did you see the butterfingers? But she actually said--Did you see the bird feeders? Scary! What if the deaf person placed a bid on butterfingers? if you have lipreading tales, please share these with -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job posting Director of Community Relations Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency San Leandro, CA to read on job description and on application procedures, click on -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- seeking applicants NTID Director of Student Life Team National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY to read on job description and on application procedures, click on -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening ASL Teacher Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Brattleboro, VT QUALIFICATIONS: - degree in ASL or Deaf Studies preferred or equivalent experience - native ASL User or fluency in ASL - holds ASLTA certification or similar certification preferred - knowledge of first and second language teaching methods - knowledge of Vista: Signing Naturally Curriculum and other appropriate materials RESPONSIBILITIES: - teach ASL to students in Deaf and public schools - teach ASL to staff and community members - teach aspects of Deaf Culture - develop syllabus, quizzes and exams - participate in ASL Teachers' Meetings SALARY: competitive salary schedule commensurating with experience TO APPLY, CONTACT: Kelly Therieau at : phone/tty: 802-258-9510 fax: 802-258-9574 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Clinical Therapist National Deaf Academy Mt Dora, Florida National Deaf Academy, a state of the art residential treatment facility serving Deaf children, adolescents and adults as well as hearing children/adolescents and adults with diagnosis of Autism and/or Mental Retardation in a behavioral health setting, has an immediate opening for a Clinical Therapist. A Master's degree in counseling, social work and/or a related field is required. Must be licensed in Florida or license eligible. This position requires that the candidate have experience working with autistic and special needs populations. Some of our special needs residents are hearing with limited verbal repertoire. The candidate will be providing: - Individual, family therapy (group therapy is a possibility) - Develop programs for the residents (acquisition skills trainings) - Fluent in American Sign Language required. Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Send resume to: Director of Human Resources, National Deaf Academy, 19650 US Hwy 441, Mt. Dora, FL 32757 Email: V: 352-735-9500 Fax 352-735-4939 EOE -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (attention - deadline dates are this week) Job Announcements Indiana School for the Deaf Indianapolis, IN The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings for the following positions: Job Posting # Closing Date Sub Teacher (3) 565935 11/27/2009 Nurse - Intermittent (1) 565908 11/23/2009 Residential Advisor - Intermittent (1) 565909 11/23/2009 Food Service Sup 5 (1) 565911 11/24/2009 (#) = number of job available for that position. Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana State Personnel website at If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340 v/tty) or E-Mail: Website: Mission Statement-The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Seeking Applicants For Assistant Director-Pre College Outreach National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY NTID, one of the eight colleges of RIT, is the first and largest technical college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Nearly 1,450 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States, as well as other countries, study and reside at RIT with 16,000 hearing students. The department of Admissions at NTID is seeking a Director. For a detailed job description please visit: RIT Career Zone at: and enter the IRC# or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf for College/Division. Job Description: The Assistant Director for Outreach is responsible for providing coordination, leadership and support to these activities. The Assistant Director works with the Director of Pre-College Outreach, and the Program Assistant for Outreach in carrying out these responsibilities. The Assistant Director has primary responsibility for management of NTID's Explore Your Future Program (EYF), which serves 225-275 students annually Detailed Description: 1. Lead the planning and management of NTID?s Explore Your Future Program which provides educational activities to 225-275 students annually. This activity involves the supervision of 40+ professionals and 40+ student workers over a 4-6 week period each summer. 2. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff leaders involved in planning and carrying out Outreach activities each year. 3. Provide project leadership to targeted Pre-College Outreach activities as assigned. 4. Work with the other colleges of RIT to plan for deaf and hard of hearing student involvement in their Pre-College Outreach activities as assigned. 5. Work with the Outreach teams to facilitate the planning and coordination of activities designed to meet needs of target audiences 6. Work with Outreach teams to evaluate impact of Pre-College activities on enrollment pipeline. 7. Independently plan and travel for the purpose of promoting NTID Pre-College Outreach Programs. 8. Provide periodical performance and data reports as assigned Job Requirements: Bachelor degree in Education, Business, Human Service or related field required. Master degree in Education, Business, Human Service or related field strongly preferred. Experience: - Experience in working with target Pre-College populations strongly preferred - 3-5 years related administrative experience Skills: 1. Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, communication and written communication skills required. 2. Proficiency in American Sign Language required. 3. Strong organization and time management skills required. 4. Highly flexible and able to work effectively in a team oriented and fast-paced environment 5. Able to function effectively as team member in outcomes-oriented work 6. Ability to make significant independent programmatic judgments and decisions as necessary. Additional Details: Review of applicants will begin in December. Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university?s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make application. The hiring process for this position requires a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources Salary commensurate with experience This position is subject to available funding Your application information and any relevant documentation such as resume and cover letter should be uploaded via this website KEYWORD SEARCH:IRC34613 in order to be considered for this position -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Regional Specialist Ohlone College Fremont, CA Under general supervision of the Director of Gallaudet University Regional Center, to develop collaborative relationships with educational programs and professionals in deaf and hard of hearing related fields throughout the Western state region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming), in keeping with the mission of the Regional Center. This position will require extensive travel, night and weekend work. APPLICATION DEADLINE: The College reserves the right to continue or close the recruitment at any time. Ohlone Classified Applications may be obtained by visiting our website at Submit Applications to the Human Resources Office. The Human Resources Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please Note: Applications/resumes, etc. may be FAXED to (510) 659-6025 or emailed to EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES: Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (deaf education, rehabilitation or related field preferred,) a Master's degree preferred. Experience: Two years of work experience in deaf education, rehabilitation or related field. For complete details please visit EOE -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Independent Living Advisor Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc Salisbury, Maryland Full/Part Time Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life. Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication resources, medication administration and developing community relationships. Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required. Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of references to : Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. Human Resources Department 806 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, Maryland 21804 or fax to 410-543-4874. Position is open until filled -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section)

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