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DeafDigest Blue – September 27, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - September 27, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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Well, what about it? DeafDigest does not recommend HR 3200 as a bed time reading material. Why? This bill is over 1,000 pages. Complained Rep. Bill Posey, R-FL: it takes congressmen few days to read and to understand what CI and deafness is all about .. Surprised is the reaction on the announcement that 9 disabled community representatives met up with Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder last month. Not surprised that there was a meeting; surprised that just ONE representative from the deaf community was at the meeting. That sole representative, on behalf of the NAD is Jeff Rosen. The deaf community is so diverse; we need viewpoints from other sectors - oral, hard of hearing, late deafened, and so on. The deaf (ASL) is just one of these deafness-related sectors. Anyway the meeting focused on how would Holder's office enforce our rights and needs. .. If you appreciate photography (and also like sports), do pick up a copy of the September 28th edition of Sports Illustrated. There is a two-page spread of California football player Jahvid Best. He is not deaf. What about it? The photographer who took the picture is Michael Pimentel. He is deaf. .. Lawsuits tend to drag on endlessly in the court system. It was not too long time ago when Ohio State University was sued for not providing captions on its video boards and on TV sets in the concourse area. Well, instead of defending itself, the university immediately hired a captioning company to start captions, effective immediately. DeafDigest is not sure what has become of the filed lawsuit? .. Mill Neck Family's Fall Harvest Festival October 10 & 11; 9 am to 5 pm Mill Neck, NY Mill Neck Family's Fall Harvest Festival annually brings the best of the autumn season to Long Island. This year's Festival, to be held on October 10 and 11 from 9 am to 5 pm, at 40 Frost Mill Rd. in Mill Neck, NY, will be better than ever. Also known as the Apple Fest, the event features a wide variety of apples, crafts, grilled bratwurst, a Cheese House, baked goods, fudge and strudels, a full-line of famous Karl Ehmer wurst and bacon products, a "Gourmet Shop", apple cider, a popular children's activities area and more. In addition, visitors can also participate in a successful 50/50 Raffle. Tickets are $10 each, and the winner receives half of all money collected. Last year's winner took home over $10,000! There will also be opportunities to learn about the Deaf, Mill Neck Manor's School and its services. The Festival showcases the latest in Deaf technology, sign language novelty items and books. For more information, visit ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (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: for more details. (Use code WCID909 to order) For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: 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 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 ................................................................ WAITING IN A BUSY RESTAURANT A DeafDigest subscriber, when entering a busy restaurant, always gives his name as "deaf" on the sign up chart. When the "deaf" name comes up, the hostess knows it is a deaf person and will tell him that his table is ready. He was afraid that if he gave the hostess his name, he may overlook the lipreading when the hostess shouts the name. - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) NEW SIGNS IN JAPANESE SIGN LANGUAGE? Every year 6,000 new words join the Japanese dictionary. This means the average of 16 or 17 new words per day. Do the deaf in Japan invent new signs for these new words every day? - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) STARTLED BY A DISCARDED MAGAZINE DeafDigest editor was walking in downtown Washington, DC when he spotted a discarded magazine on a park bench. The magazine was titled "Wisconsin Silent Sports" thus startling DeafDigest editor. Thinking it may be deaf-related sports in the state of Wisconsin, he picked up the copy and read it. This magazine has nothing to do with the deaf; it focuses on running, cycling, and other outdoor activities. But why the word "silent"? And by the way, there is an organization in Wisconsin - Wisconsin Deaf Sports Club. ................................................................ 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: .................................... For a wide selection of discounted Products for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (pagers, clocks, vibrators, signalers, phones, listening systems, etc)....visit ! Shop at and get FREE SHIPPING and a BEST PRICE guarantee.....everyday ! You can still get a $29.99/mo. Sidekick unlimited data plan thru United TTY ! 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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 ................................................................ REGIONAL PROGRAMS FOR THE DEAF Many states have regional programs for the deaf. Not all regional programs are the same. Said a retired educator of the deaf: Philosophies differ from school to school; some schools believe in using ASL or conceptually accurate sign English, whereas other schools believe in using SEE signs. And if both schools are within the same region, then both will have nothing to do with each other Very sad! ................................................................ Dr. Steven L. 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Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language: Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun * Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency If you have any more questions, contact us at for Dr. Bo Byun or for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices are located in College Park, MD and Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD. Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278. Our website is ................................................................ DEAF HISTORIANS' BIGGEST REGRET We have some deaf people very interested in Deaf History. What is their biggest regret? That they never had a chance to interview older deaf individuals on certain subjects. And when they depart us, their pieces of Deaf History are gone forever! DEAF NOISE AND HEARING NOISE Noise is noise; Deaf Noise or Hearing Noise; no difference. There was a story a while back of a deaf club in Great Britain denied license for evening entertainment on grounds of noise. The story did not say if other hearing clubs in the same British neighborhood were granted (or denied) the entertainment license? Makes DeafDigest wonder if there is a difference between Deaf Noise and Hearing Noise? DEAF ISSUES (short series; based on comments by educators and deaf service professionals) these counselors for the deaf, with no guidelines to work with, often make decisions that may not be in the best interests of their deaf students (series to continue until it runs out) WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? being asked: how long have you known your deaf client? if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series One of the most important pieces of equipment that every stenocaptioner or steno CART provider owns is a steno machine. The machines that captioners and CART providers use are the same machines that court reporters use. Most people have seen pictures or videos of a court reporter's machine on TV or in the movies. You probably have seen paper coming out that may look like adding machine tape to some people. New steno machines may or may not use paper. All the steno note information can now be stored electronically. Captioners and CART providers really have no need for the paper notes, but some court reporters still insist on having the paper notes to maintain as their permanent record. Captioners may have the same sorts of feelings about their steno machines as other people have about their cars. Some people upgrade every couple of years and want the latest and greatest with all the bells and whistles, while others keep theirs for years and just hate to part with them even when they have "lots of miles" on them. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT I love to travel and that means, I need to change jobs. But each time I change jobs I need to adapt to the workplace culture in my new job. (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 ................................................................ ................................................................ 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! Hearing-aid users that hail cabs in New York will feel blessed while riding to their destinations. New York is the first American city that will require all taxi cabs to be outfitted with induction loops. No longer would the hard of hearing passenger and the harried cabbies face communication barriers! .. The Deaf and the Law Happens too often Deaf employee files lawsuit after being denied promotion, saying he is being discriminated against Employer says deaf employee lacks experience This is why we have lawyers and courts .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: ADA does not exist in India. And see this scenario, which is true - deaf individuals that wish for civil service careers are not able to do so. why? because they do not have college degrees which is a civil service requirement. why cannot they attend hearing colleges? because there are no interpreters to help them! Catch 22? Yes! .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: the accountants looked at the bought elm (bottom) line .... What became of? Myron H. Weinberger, who is "very" deaf (115dB), is a professor of Medicine and Director for the Hypertension Research Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He was recently elected as Vice President of the American Society of Hypertension and will be honored with The Page-Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Heart Society in September. Myron H. Weinberger - past professor, Medicine & Director, Hypertension Research Center, Indiana University School of Medicine - present Professor Emeritus of Medicine he is deaf with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: The DEAFDIGEST dedicates this issue in memory of Ernest Marshall, Bronx, NY, a pioneering deaf film maker who passed away at the age of 89. A house painter by vocation, but by avocation he was many things and much more - a film maker, an entertainer, a raconteur, a loyal deaf club member, and what have you. A colorful character, Ernest epitomized what deaf culture was all about - these Friday and Saturday night gatherings at various New York deaf social clubs. Despite never holding a driver's license he rode the subway - a long ride from Bronx to the Long Island Club of the Deaf in Queens for his weekly chore as projectionist of Friday night captioned movies. He retired from this chore after featuring the 1000th film. He harbored a life-long regret - never being able to attend Gallaudet University. He wanted to, and he was academically able, but unfortunately family money just wasn't there in the depression years. He served as a School of Hard Knocks mentor to the DEAFDIGEST editor way back in the early sixties. Thank you very much, Ernest for your huge contributions to the Deaf Culture. .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: Rochester is one up on all of us as far as Deaf Awareness Week is concerned. For one day earlier this week, Steve DeBottis, a deaf resident of Rochester, co-anchored a local TV news program in sign language with the interpreter voicing out his signs. It was not a five-minute session as was the way during the seventies when we were exposed to these quickie sign language news programs. It was an all day session. Steve must have come home that night pretty much exhausted but with the mission very well accomplished. .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: For some reason some bands, especially those in Great Britain, would name themselves Deaf with some other name. An example would be Deaf School. The members of these "deaf" bands are not deaf; perhaps it is a way of conveying the message that their rock music is so loud it renders everyone deaf. Anyway, with reference to the Deaf School band, a newspaper story said it has "35 years of invention." One would read the headline and think Deaf School has come up with great innovations in the education of the deaf for the past 35 years. But no, it is 35 years of musical innovations. .. A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: The company that wanted to compete against VR with very big plans to steal your customers goes out of business. .. A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? ground/round actually if you are a frequent Starbucks patron, and purchase a carton of beans, you, being deaf, will anticipate the question do you want it to be ground? other than Starbucks, forget it! (both words look the same when you try to lipread) 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Seeking Applicants For Full-time Web Developer Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, NY (professional staff position) The RIT/NTID Marketing Communications department seeks a full-time Web developer to create online marketing content and applications Required: - Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, new media or related field - Two to three years experience in Web design and development - Strong PHP programming skills - Experience building database-driven websites with semantic, standards-based XHTML and CSS For a detailed job description and to apply, visit the RIT Career Zone at and enter IRC31727 or select National Technical Institute for the Deaf in the College/Division section. Review of applicants will continue until position is filled. All applicants must apply online. We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's core values, honor code and statement of diversity. People who are deaf or hard of hearing are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about RIT/NTID, visit http?// -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 Spoken English Specialist 565220 09/28/2009 Residential Adviser Intermittent (2) 565218 & 09/28/2009 565219 (#) = number of jobs 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcements The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations Mill Neck, NY The Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations provides services to people who are Deaf and/or communicatively impaired in the areas of education, employment, and ministry. We are seeking bright, energetic professionals to become part of our team. We are an equal opportunity employer. The following positions are available: - Physical Therapist Leave Replacement Position Available, 9/8/09 to 1/29/10 Candidate must possess a valid Physical Therapist License from the State of New York, Excellent communication skills, proven ability to work as part of a team. Knowledge of Sign Language a plus. Candidate will plan, organize, and conduct physical therapy in a school setting to facilitate development and rehabilitation with school-age children. - School Psychologist P/T (Three days per week) Part time position available. Candidate must possess a MA degree in School Psychology and hold certification. Prior experience in testing pre-school to high-school children. Excellent writing skills and proven ability to work as part of a team. Knowledge of American Sign Language a plus. - Art Teacher Candidate must possess a MA in Special Education or Deaf Education, Certification in Art, excellent communication skills, and fluency in American Sign Language. Successful prior experience working in a school setting a plus. - Employment Consultant/Job Coach Mill Neck Services is looking for qualified full-time/part-time job coaches to provide supportive employment services for multiply disabled deaf adults. Work with clients through all phases of job search through on-the-job training. Must be fluent in American Sign Language. Provide case management services as needed. Assumes responsibility for consumer files, maintaining appropriate records, and relevant materials. Communicate with employers and other parties on an as-needed basis. Candidate must possess at least an AA/AS degree. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Valid driver's license and dependable car needed. - Part Time Rehabilitation Workers Provide one-on-one training to Deaf, developmentally disabled adults. Responsibilities include working on individualized goals with the consumer in his/her community; writing brief case notes describing habilitation contacts and attending trainings as required. All contacts are generally in the evening or on weekends. Some college desirable. Driver's license and dependable car a must. Please send resume and letter of intent to: Kathleen Lagalante Mill Neck Manor Family of Organizations Frost Mill Road, P.O. Box 12 Mill Neck, N.Y. 11765 Or fax to: (516) 922-0093 Email: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcement Job Title: Executive Director Employer: Southwest Washington Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (SWCDHH) Vancouver, Washington Job Description: These responsibilities include management of personnel and services: implementation of Board policies; communication with the public, Board and community; program development; fundraising; data collection and fulfilling state reporting requirements; and direct client services to provide mentoring, advocacy, community access, and information and referral. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Knowledge and Abilities Desired: - Thorough familiarity with the American Deaf culture and issues facing Deaf and Deaf-Blind consumers is required. - Full knowledge of the special needs and issues of those who are Hard of Hearing. - An understanding of the current issues related to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing consumers accessing public and social services, in addition to familiarity with laws and regulations pertaining to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing consumers. - Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting concepts and practices, knowledge of personnel management practices and knowledge of the social service delivery system. - Proven ability/skills with grant writing. Minimum Qualifications/Required Skills: - A Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field; a Master's degree is preferred - Experience in providing social services to the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing (3 years) with supervisory experience (1 year) - Fluency in American Sign Language - Good communication skills including presentations and report writing. Salary and benefits based upon qualifications and experience. SWCDHH is an equal opportunity employer; people with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply. TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references by regular mail or email. Deadline: October 15, 2009 Mail: ATTN: Search Committee - Executive Committee % SWCDHH PO Box 871268 Vancouver, WA 98687 Email: For more information, contact John Burke (Board Chairman) at -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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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