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DeafDigest Blue – September 13, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - September 13, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- News of the Week: When there is a public release announcing something (in the deaf community) sometimes a misunderstanding takes place. It was announced that Shane Feldman is the new NAD CEO, as if he is the top person, "replacing" Nancy Bloch, whose impending retirement was announced a bit ago. The release says: In his new role, Feldman will direct all aspects of the NAD under the oversight of Bloch, who will place greater focus on fundraising and donor relations. The key word is "oversight." At any rate, he moves over to NAD, his old stomping grounds after being with the www.deafdc.com. .. Football season is already here. What about our Gallaudet football team? Last week Gallaudet lost to US Merchant Marine Academy 35-14, and they traveled to Hiram College in Ohio today. Last year Hiram beat Gallaudet 20-14 in overtime on Gallaudet grounds. So, what did Gallaudet do today? Gallaudet won 35-7! .. When things can go wrong, it will. The Deaflympics is not exempt from this malady, witness: - complaints of chaos with transportation and logistics - two athletes stricken with H1N1 illness - scrapping of water polo and team handball from future Deaflympics - limited access to web browsing by media journalists - the host nation's Team Handball squad was disqualified because one player faked his deafness! .. When we read in the newspapers of a deaf student filing a lawsuit against his college for failing to provide him with interpreters, it is routine news. It is not routine news if the college challenges the litigating student to prove her deafness! This is the case filed by Mariana Crvenkovic, a pharmaceutical student, against La Trobe University of Australia. .. Hearing aids are costly. To make hearing aids affordable for low income people overseas, Solar Ear, a company in Brazil, is working on a $100.00 solar-based hearing aid. Solar means no need to purchase batteries! Will this concept work? Time will tell. .. Over the past weekend DeafDigest editor was in the Buffalo, NY area, to attend a family wedding. If some of the articles you are reading refers to Buffalo, at least you will know why. .. Deaf-REACH is hosting its 5th Annual Crab Feast & Silent Auction September 26th 2009 2:00pm - 6:00pm 8712 Beaver Dam Rd Beltsville, MD 20705 Tickets $35.00 by 9/11/09 $40.00 after 9/11/09 or at gate Kids under 12 free order by visiting our website http://www.deaf-reach.org or by mailing a check with the number of tickets you need to: Deaf-REACH 3521 12th St NE Washington DC 20017 Attn: Crab Feast ** all you can eat crabs plus hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers **play ground for the kids** ** silent auction for the adults** to volunteer for this event please contact us at: mailto:terps@deaf-reach.org ................................................................ ................................................................ 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) ................................................................ ................................................................ HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL ALL SIMPLICITY PRODUCTS 10% OFF! Save 10% on all Simplicity Signalers during the month of September! That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or receiver is on sale. Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/specials.html?utm_source=dd for more details. (Use code WCID909 to order) For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ................................................................ ................................................................ Attention - Deaf and Hearing Poker Players The 5th Annual Las Vegas World Deaf Poker Tournament Saturday, October 10, 2009, 10 am, at the world's famous and historical Binion's Gambling Hall. The popular "no limit, Texas hold'em" will be played. Hearing players are invited. Binion's Gambling Hall is known to be the first to host the World Series of Poker. They have two floors of poker tables which indicates they are the best in what they do. They have installed up to date TV monitors and other features to make this tournament a dream. Ask any of the previous players and fans from the past 4 years how they enjoyed the experience. They will tell you how exciting it was. This year will be better. For example, based on 300 entries, 1st place winner will receive $27,000. Las Vegas is designated as the Poker Capital of the world. There is no place in the world like it. Southern Nevada Silver Knights is a non-profit 501 c-3 organization and all of the volunteers are serving without pay. All net proceeds will go to charities to provide aid and welfare to the deaf communities in need. To access our web site for registrations, etc, go to http://www.lasvegasdeaf.org/poker Doors will be open for pre-paid and on site payments and registration on Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 6 am. Tournament will start at 10 am Saturday, October 10, 2009. We are looking forward to see all of you in Las Vegas for many exciting poker experiences ................................................................ CLEAR HANDWRITING IS IMPORTANT A deaf man, with sloppy handwriting, went to a restaurant. He wrote down his order. The waitress could not believe it, and asked the deaf man if the order was right. The stubborn deaf man said his order was right. The waitress then delivered 8 milk shakes to his table. 8 milk shakes? He wrote down "light milk shake" but the waitress thought letter L was E and it looked like "eight milk shake". It is very important for a deaf person to have clear handwriting! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-milkshake/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) OLD DEAF BOOKS AT OLD BOOKSTORES From time to time DeafDigest editor likes to go to private bookstores (not Barnes & Noble or Borders) to look for interesting used books to buy. And it is surprising to find deaf books at these old bookstores. He bought a deaf sports book at Cooperstown, NY bookstore, which is near the Baseball Hall of Fame. Also an old AAAD basketball tournament program book at a Los Angeles bookstore. And also Doug Bullard's novel - Islay at a Philadelphia bookstore. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-oldbooks/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) MAKING CONTACTS AT A BUFFALO WEDDING DeafDigest editor and his wife attended a family wedding in the Buffalo, NY area. At the wedding and mingling with each other were: - 3 public officials (a mayor (NY), an assistant city manager (CT) and a MD county circuit court judge) - a major college athletic department administrator - a professional photographer with many contacts in the Buffalo area - a group of railroad company executives A young, ambitious hearing individual could be able to mingle with these individuals and make contacts that could benefit him in the long run. A young, ambitious deaf individual may be clueless about these powerful contacts! A FAMILY SECRET IN BUFFALO Attending the Buffalo wedding were members of an extended family tree on both sides of the bridal party. Everyone knew about a woman, a distant family cousin, that is deaf. Only that no one told DeafDigest editor about that deaf member of that extended family tree. At any rate, it was a nice surprise and also nice to chat in signs with that woman, herself a NTID/RIT graduate. ................................................................ Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the largest deaf network on the internet ! * Find out why Deaf Match International works....since 2001 * Sign up and list your profile for FREE * The most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands of members ! Visit: www.DeafMatchInternational.com .................................... Get a FREE Sidekick 2008 with $29.99/mo. unlimited data plan ! 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They were observing, and making private comments, about certain family members that caught their attention. The DeafDigest editor would make a comment. The friend would make another comment about the same person. Both comments were opposites of each other. Is there such a thing as a Deaf Eye looking at things differently from a Hearing Eye? DRIVING ON ROUTE 400 IN NEW YORK While on Route 400 in New York, DeafDigest editor was amazed to find a sign that informed motorists that there was a club. That is the Buffalo Club of the Deaf! There are many signs in many highways in USA that point to a school for the deaf. But a sign pointing to a club of the deaf is unusual. DEAF ISSUES (short series; based on comments by educators and deaf service professionals) The counselors get more involved with personal issues of their deaf students only because many parents do not want to get involved! (series to continue until it runs out) WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? during a nasty divorce case, each spouse, with their own interpreter, would watch what other spouse was saying instead of watching what their own interpreter was saying if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series As we have seen, CART providers are working in classrooms to provide communication access. What sometimes happens is that the people involved in the classroom forget that the CART provider is a human being who needs to hear and understand what is being said in order for it to translate properly on the screen. A CART provider may be asked to sit in the far back corner of a room in order not to disturb what is going on, but then the CART provider may not be able to hear what is being said. Sometimes in a classroom the students may get in a small group and turn their backs on the CART provider. If the CART provider cannot hear or understand what is being said, the text cannot come up on the screen even if the screen is right in the center of the group. Sometimes people look at the screen as being the point of access for the CART consumer and forget that it's the person who now may be located outside of the group who is actually providing the access. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT Very important to create your own personal contacts with colleagues, and do stay in touch with them even if you leave the company for new job with another company. I've bumped into scientists that I've not seen in years, from my old place of employment, when they have joined my company! (series to continue for a number of weeks) ................................................................ ................................................................ 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 ................................................................ ................................................................ http://www.healthbridges.info 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 http://www.healthbridges.info 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. http://www.healthbridges.info ................................................................ ................................................................ Tour of America's National Parks Glacier National Park, Montana to Las Vegas July 11 - 30, 2010 For more info contact: Joy Carney at mailto:joyfulcarney@comcast.net ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! A team of researchers at University of East Anglia, in Great Britain, is implying that computers can do a better job of lipreading, than us, the humans. They are claiming a computer recognition rate of 80 percent as opposed to the 32 percent success rate that we, the humans, perform. As usual, DeafDigest is skeptical. How could lisped lips be read? How could nonmovable lips be read? .. The Deaf and the Law location New Jersey case a deaf man wanted a set of printed proceedings of his past court case. It was available only in audio tapes and the court refused to hire a transcriber to convert voice to text. result court rules in favor of the deaf man comment it cost the state $75,000 in legal fees; cost of audio tape was $10.00 and possibly few hundred dollars in transcribing fees .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: Q. Do deaf students in hearing colleges access audio visual material that are captioned? A. Do not know, but in California there is a bill that would require publishers to caption audio visual material for the benefit of the deaf or to permit colleges to do the captions themselves. If this bill is passed, California may be the first state in USA with such a law. .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: I started to wright (write) a letter .... What became of? Patrick Southern - past champion pole vaulter, University of Nebraska - present successfully defended his pole vaulting gold medal at the Deaflympics mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Oh, so cruelly ironic. Kansas State University graduated a deaf veterinary student about a decade ago - Dr Tom McDavitt. The last DEAFDIGEST editor heard about him he was practicing in Illinois. You would think because of good experience with McDavitt the university would welcome another deaf veterinary student with open arms. Wrong! The veterinary professors put up a resistance when a deaf veterinary student enrolled in the program - and eventually "flunked" her two weeks before her graduation! The deaf woman fought back and got herself readmitted, but resistance continues. For confidential reasons, the student's name is not being disclosed. .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: Not fair is what some deaf leaders are saying when video relay and paging devices both do not have 911 capabilities. Only the soon-to-be obsolete TTY has this full 911 capability. It was learned that the Sacramento (CA) Police Department is working on a solution to these 911-less pagers and video relay devices. .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: Times have changed regarding American participants in the Deaflympics 1969 Deaflympics - two oral athletes and two hard of hearing athletes that do not know ASL. Rest were ASL athletes 1977 Deaflympics - a Deaflympics coach was asked to teach ASL for benefit of athletes that knew no ASL 1981 and 1985 Deaflympics - majority knew ASL; minority didn't 2009 Deaflympics - more mainstreamed athletes that knows signs for one-on-one and small group discussions, but are lost during assembly hall discussions, or during rapidfire team meeting discussions (comments made by a past Deaflympics participant) .. A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: you have problems with one of the agencies you work with and they freely admit they messed up. .. A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? the restaurant cashier, at a restaurant near Penn State University, asked DeafDigest editor, after he gave her his credit card: credit or debit DeafDigest editor thought the cashier was asking: credit limit Fortunately the misunderstanding was straightened out (both words look the same when you try to lipread) if you have lipreading tales, please share these with mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Employment vacancies Spanish Trans/interpreter Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, Wilson, NC closing date - 09/14/2009 to view these vacancies please visit our website at: http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421 contact person: mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions - Teacher - Wraparound Family Partner - Teacher Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf Framingham, MA Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf is seeking a classroom teacher who will be responsible for providing quality educational service to Walden School students. This includes planning creative lessons and classes that satisfy IEP goals, maintaining a classroom environment that fosters learning, and implementing behavior or treatment plans as they apply to the classroom setting. Walden School, a residential therapeutic treatment program located on our Framingham campus, provides comprehensive services to emotionally, behaviorally, and psychiatrically challenged deaf youth. With a team of consultants offering support and learning opportunities as well as a management team with extensive experience and longevity with the program, Walden School provides effective, positive approaches to helping children change and grow. Additionally, Walden School provides extensive training programs for staff (at least 75% of whom are Deaf) and career advancement opportunities. - Wraparound Family Partner Walden School The Family Partner works as part of a team in the Walden School Wraparound Program, a strength-based family centered program serving families in their communities. The Family Partner is responsible for support and advocacy to parents/caregivers, providing some direct services and helping families identify and access community resources. The right candidate should have experience providing supportive services to families or to individuals with emotional or behavioral disturbance, preferably as a caregiver. ASL fluency and bicultural competency are required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Must be able to work collaboratively with a team and posses effective interpersonal and communication skills. Time flexibility and some availability during evening/weekend hours is required as is a valid Massachusetts drivers license. If you are interested in the positions listed above, please contact with cover letter, resume, 3 written references and employment application forms to: Lynn Marshall Personnel Administrator The Learning Center for the Deaf 848 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701 mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org Fax: 508/875-9203 The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, handicap or veteran's status. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- seeking qualified candidates Teacher's Assistant Indiana School for the Deaf Indianapolis, IN The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates to interview for the position as a Teacher's Assistant in our Outreach Division. ISD seeks individuals who possess the following qualifications/qualities: - Must be fluent in ASL (American Sign Language) and English. - It is a full time school year (9-10 months) intermittent position. - High School diploma - Must be at least 21 years old. Position Summary: To assist in the education of Deaf/Hard of hearing students aged birth to 21 years old and their families in the Outreach Division. Essential Duties/Responsibilities: A person will assist with educational programming for the toddler class and playgroups, supervises students and works with families outside of the classroom, completes necessary forms and reports, demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness and professionalism, performs related and additional duties as assigned. Teacher Assistant will interact with a variety of people. Such as and but not limited to; students, parents, teachers, their immediate supervisors, other administrators, various department personnel, interns, paraprofessionals through out the Deaf school, other members of the school community, family members through home visits and general public. Physical efforts vary depending on assignment and age/ability of the students serving. Duties could include, but are not limited to, teaching in the classroom setting, cafeteria, playground, restrooms, changing diapers, transporting and caring for some students? general hygiene and/or feeding as needed. Duties also include cleaning rooms used by families, and monitoring the lending library as well as assisting with inventory and check in/out procedures and filing. Applicants must submit a resume via email, fax or regular mail to: Indiana School for the Deaf Attn: Carole Morgan, Human Resources Division Indiana School for the Deaf 1200 E. 42nd St Indianapolis, IN 46205 Fax # (317) 920-6214 mailto:cmorgan@isd.k12.in.us If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340) or via E-Mail: Last day we will be accepting resumes is September 14. 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section) http://www.deafdigest.com

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