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DeafDigest Gold – May 17, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - May 17, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday


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This is the Gold section. .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- News of the Week Last week it was announced that Harkins filed a brief, hoping to sway the Arizona court in the movie captioning lawsuit. It was learned that the Cinemark filed a brief. The National Association of Theater Owners did not file a brief, however. Cinemark has a reputation for being the nation's largest chain not to provide captions. Cinemark said: - The deaf community is still divided on captioning preference - Digital technology is coming real soon and will open up more captioning possibilities - The Department of Justice is accomplish in litigation what it couldn't do through the rulemaking process via the Access Board The deaf attorney following the case as an interested observer said: Not true about us being divided on captioning preference; we all prefer open captions and that the RWC is better than nothing. And that talk on digital technology has been ongoing since 2000 - so far, all talk, no action .. A new deaf movie will be premiered on June 11th at San Antonio, Texas during the Texas Association of the Deaf (TAD) biennial convention. The movie "Journey Through Deaf Texas" was funded by a grant from Travis County Council the Deaf and by TAD. The production took two years to complete; two individuals - David H. Pierce, Davideo Productions, and Stephen C. Baldwin, Ph.D., TAD president, worked together in producing, directing, editing, writing and researching. Said Baldwin: This film was produced, written, directed and edited by key production players, who were mostly deaf. We represent a real view of deaf Texas history Texas Association of the Deaf is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1886 to safeguard the rights of deaf and hard of hearing Texans. More information can be found at http://wwww.deaftexas.org Davideo Productions is a motion picture film & broadcast television production, syndication and consulting firm based in Seguin, Texas and is owned by deaf broadcast/cable veteran David H. Pierce. More information can be found at http://www.davideo.tv .. St. Joseph's School for the Deaf in Bronx, New York has a new superintendent - in Debbie Arles. The school has K-8 classes; it used to have a high school program but it closed up in 1950. If you come off the Whitestone Bridge and drive ahead, one cannot help notice the school sitting on your left side, these red brick buildings. .. (revised announcement) 2009 SUMMER SPORT CAMP @ GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/insideathletics/SummerCamp/index - Volleyball Setter Camp (Girls) - Volleyball Fundamentals Camp (Girls) - Boys' Shooting Camp, basketball - Boys' Basketball Camp for more information (dates, fees, etc), go to the above web site .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. ALL SILENT CALL PRODUCTS ARE 10% OFF! During the entire month of May all Silent Call products are 10% off. Whether it's a Carbon Monoxide Detector, Weather Alert System, Shake-Up Kit or your choice of several different Transmitters, you can count on Silent Call to keep your home safe and secure. Call now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or go to: http://www.weitbrecht.com to order (use code WCID509 when ordering). To receive our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology .............................................................. .............................................................. Closed Captioning Survey - FCC wants to hear from you! Are you happy with closed captioning? Frustrated? What problems do you have? CSD and partners - the National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH, the National Association of the Deaf, the Hearing Loss Association of America and a representative of the Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology - have developed a closed captioning survey to further address captioning issues around the nation. We ask that you take some time to fill out the survey. Please go to http://dtv.c-s-d.org/survey and share your thoughts. We offer another way of completing the survey - call the CSD DTV Help Center, and have the agent fill it out for you! This innovative Help Center call can receive traditional phone calls, and also TTY, relay, videophone, and CapTel calls. This means that regardless of the level of hearing loss, the Help Center is equipped to handle any call type preference. Below is contact information: - Voice: 1-877-DTV-4YOU (1-877-388-4968) - TTY: 1-877-TTY-4CSD (1-877-889-4273) - Direct Videophone via Number: 866-351-1950 or 866-401-3519 - Direct Videophone via IP Address: DTV03.CSD.TV; DTV04.CSD.TV; - AIM: DTVCSR07 or DTVCSR008 CSD created a humorous video explaining more about the closed captioning survey. To see it, please visit: http://dtv.c-s-d.org CSD will compile survey statistics and submit to the FCC. .............................................................. .............................................................. DON'T BRING YOUR MOTHER TO A JOB INTERVIEW This is a true story. In the late seventies, the NAD was interviewing few deaf people for a high level job (public relations director). One of the applicants brought his mother to the interview. Of course, that applicant did not get the job. If you are looking for a job, do not bring your mother to the interview! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-mother/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) .............................................................. 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Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require. All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf http://www.ntid.rit.edu/ at the Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, New York. *To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a *Workshop Registration Form http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html * by visiting http://www.rit.edu/diit/ *or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY). *_* *_For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at http://www.rit.edu/diit/ or contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY). Please forward this email on to anyone you think might be interested in these workshops. .............................................................. CAPTIONS IN FRANCE Many deaf people in France love to watch TV movies and DVD movies with captions. Yes, they watch captions. But these captions are not on French films. These captions are on American and Italian films. If they want to watch French films with captions, they can't because French film production companies won't pay for captions! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-france/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) AN INSTANT HEARING IMPROVEMENT! Could a person's hearing improve instantly, as if it took an overnight? Of course not. It takes years of training and coaching to develop hearing discrimination skills. A local Elks Lodge group in a midsize American city sent out a press release saying they "have helped to improve the hearing of a young child." It is not known, however, if it involved a hearing aid donation or a CI operation. DEAF MEMBERS OF DOMINO'S ALUMNI Does Domino's (the famous pizza delivery service) have a Deaf Alumni Association? No, but we have a number of former deaf Domino's drivers. For one reason or other they were drivers for a while before things got better with them. Almost all of them share these "unforgettable" pizza delivery stories! SECTION 715 THREATENING DHHIG? Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG) stages an annual conference in May in Washington, DC. It is where deaf employees in government get together to air out issues common to their place of employment. Is DHHIG being threatened? Section 715 in federal government regulations prohibits Federal employee training not directly related to the performance of official duties. It is not known yet, if DHHIG officials are aware of Section 715 provisions. THE LOUD MUSIC Why is music loud? Music lovers are fully aware that loud music leads to deafness, yet they crave loud music. Why? According to an article published in the May 15th edition of Washington City Paper, an alternative weekly newspaper, music sounds better when it is played loud. The article, however, offered an alternative - wearing earplugs! DIFFERENT WAYS OF REMEMBERING THE DEAF Most hearing people do not have a first hand knowledge of deafness. Yet almost all of these hearing people would remember the deaf for different reasons, some good, some bad. Examples are: - a deaf person in a factory was the best employee ever - a deaf person selling these ABC cards - a deaf person arguing with a sales clerk - a deaf person was the best player on a basketball team - a deaf person was in a high school classroom - a deaf person walking away when a stranger asked for directions DEAFNESS IN PERCENTAGES A newspaper interview about a deaf person described the hearing loss to be at 97 percent. 97 percent? That precise? What about 96 percent or even 98 percent? To be 97 percent deaf is also to be 3 percent hearing. If that deaf person stood next to a jet just as when it took off, he would probably hear a very loud roar of the jet engines and be forced to cover his ears. A person who is 97 percent deaf would probably not cover his ears! Wondering if the reporter confused 97 percent with 97 decibels? CHANGING MEETING PLACES ALL THE TIME Locations of deaf coffee chat groups change frequently according to a yahoogroup posting. Reason is that many of the participants in the deaf coffee chat group sit at a local coffee place for hours at a time - without - purchasing a single cup of coffee. Because management gets annoyed with these "squatters" the group will move on to a different coffee house, and so on. A less hassle would be just getting together at a deaf club where a one-year membership dues is very reasonable! .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? Mostly deaf since birth mostly deaf? Meaning the person's hearing is turned on and off just like a water faucet, just that his deafness is turned on most of the time and that his hearing rarely turned on? .............................................................. .............................................................. 30th World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2009 Signing Greeting Cards ASL and Interpreting DVDs The 30th Silent Weekend in June 2009 will offer interpreters more than 2 CEUs. A Legal Interpreting track is being featured. Over 100 hours of classes also ASL and ITP teachers, and beginning, intermediate and advanced sign language and ITP students. Many interpreters use this to get all of their RID required CEUs in a one-stop venue at significant cost savings. Get a group as small as five to register at huge savings of $140 each! Crom Saunders, Keith Wann, Trix Bruce and many nationally known presenters are featured. Check http://www.DrSign.com for details Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com - Consider "Oh See, Can You Say?" by Maureen Longo Tuccelli. She shows how to make an excellent voicing product using a clip of Peter Cook. This 75-minute DVD is excellent for ITP teachers and students! "Oh See, Can You See? shows dozens of grammatical principles and will help ITP and ASL students understand what they see. This is a 55-minute DVD. The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run is scheduled July 1-26, 2009. See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos. These trips will take place every year so why not make plans to join us now in 2009? Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at: http://www.DrSign.com .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! Not every deaf person that wants a CI is a good candidate for that device. What should a deaf person do if he wants a CI but cannot get it? A new option is the hybrid CI. Hybrid? As if it is a mixture of two different things? Yes. A deaf woman recently made the news by getting a hybrid CI - meaning a smaller version of a CI being inserted just beneath the surface instead of a deeper insert. And it complements a special hearing aid. Will it work? As always, we stay tuned. .. (new feature) DeafLibrary Page of the Week DeafHouse by Bernard Brown http://deafdigest.com/deaf-house/ (on a rotating basis, a different DeafLibrary Page topic will be featured every week) .. Deaf Picture of the Week: Sean Midnight A deaf professional wrestler in Great Britain http://sean-midnight.tripod.com/ .. Question of the week: Q. Some of the rental DVDs extra features that I watch are not captioned or subtitled. Why and what should I do? A. Said an authority: The FCC does not regulate non-broadcast material, so don't bother contacting them. Just write the studio that produced the DVD and ask that they please caption the bonus materials in all their future DVD releases. This is an old issue that is not showing much improvement. send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. .. Wish List of the Week: we are anxious; who are the new Gallaudet presidential candidates? .. DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1866 - the principal at Tennessee School for the Deaf offered to give up his salary, pleading with the state legislators to give the school more money. . Deaf and the Money: Many residential schools for the deaf rely on fundraising to fund their athletic programs. Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf is no exception. This school has a special relationship with the Eastern Carolina Corvette Club. Proceeds from the annual Corvette and Classic Car and Truck Show go to the school athletic fund. This year the athletic fund will get approximately $5000-$6000 from the show. .. DeafNumbers of the Week: US Department of Education has 5,000 employees. This agency oversees operations and funding for Gallaudet University and NTID. How many deaf employees do we have at that agency? Hard to say. Maybe less than 10, and perhaps less than half are profoundly deaf. .. DeafDigest Sports DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com there is no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports; you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Employment Opportunity Executive Director Mississippi School for the Deaf Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Department of Education 359 North West Street, Suite 359 P.O. Box 771 Jackson, MS 39205-0771 Position Vacancy: Executive Director, Mississippi School for the Deaf Go to http://www.mde.k12.ms.us for job description Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. The Mississippi Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Director Chicago Hearing Society Chicago, Illinois Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center is currently seeking a Director for its Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) division. CHS offers a comprehensive array of direct and support services for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, including both a social service (youth program, domestic violence, advocacy) and business components (interpreting services, audiology clinic). http://www.chicagohearingsociety.org Responsibilities: The Director will be responsible for insuring the organization's mission, core values and strategic direction are met and, in such a manner, that optimum results are achieved based on budget and performance indicators. Evaluate business and marketing practices to recommend and implement improvements in order to improve financial strength. Additionally the Director will: maintain an active and visible role in the Deaf community to market the services of CHS and Anixter Center; determine the scope and extent of unmet advocacy needs to develop potential gap-filling services and funding requests; and participate in the regularly scheduled meetings of the Deaf Social Services Providers and other established community networks. Qualifications: Minimum of 10 years of related experience including at least 5 years of supervisory experience. Work experience should include fiscal and program management responsibilities. Master's degree desired; Business/marketing degree preferred. Must be able to communicate fluently using American Sign Language (ASL); demonstrated cultural competency within the Deaf community. Anixter Center, an EOE, affirms the values and goals of diversity. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. If you would like to support our mission to assist people with disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community, send cover letter and resume to (digital submissions encouraged): mailto:hr@anxiter.org Fax: 773-973-5268 Human Resources/CHS Anixter Center 6610 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcements: The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings for the following positions: Job Title Posting # Posting Dates Supv Teacher 562545 3/20/09 - 5/24/09 Audiologist 563749 5/5/09 - 5/19/09 Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana State Personnel website at http://www.in.gov/jobs If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340 v/tty) or E-Mail: mailto:cmorgan@isd.k12.in.us Website: http://www.deafhoosiers.com/ 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 EOE -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated 5/17/09 - 3 new positions) position openings Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: (new) - Instructor I http://www.deafdigest.com/instr.doc (new) - Micro Systems Support Tech http://www.deafdigest.com/micro.doc (new) - Residential Advisor http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc - High School Graduation Coach http://www.deafdigest.com/coach.doc - Teacher (Blind/Deaf) http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc - Reading Content Specialist http://www.deafdigest.com/rcs.doc - Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly) http://www.deafdigest.com/sub.doc -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- more position openings Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: - HS Math Teacher http://www.deafdigest.com/hsmath.doc - Middle School Language Arts Teacher http://www.deafdigest.com/lang.doc - Speech Language Pathologist http://www.deafdigest.com/slp.doc - Assistant Director for Instruction http://www.deafdigest.com/asstdir.doc - Teacher - Middle School Science http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc - Teacher - Reading Content Specialist http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated May 17th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - * Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, Santa Ana, CA * Community Interpreter (Two positions open) - Los Angeles, CA To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: http://www.gladinc.org If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. 2222 Laverna Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90041 V/TDD: (323) 550-4207 Fax #: (323) 550-4204 E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2009 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. DeafDigest offers enjoyable and productive reading both for subscribers and non-subscribers a) DeafDigest requires credit with acknowledgement and/or reimbursement for articles that are reprinted elsewhere b) DeafDigest reserves the right to revoke current subscriptions or to refuse new subscription requests; those that fail to observe e-etiquette may lead to subscription revocation c) DeafDigest reserves the right to refuse unsolicited ads, article submissions, and to withhold responses to incoming messages d) DeafDigest reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity and content e) DeafDigest bears no responsibility for claims, accuracy and legality of entire text contents and web links f) DeafDigest does not endorse material, postings and web pages and is not responsible for damages and consequences g) DeafDigest is an independent e-newsletter, not affiliated with any deaf organizations and deaf agencies h) DeafDigest advertisers of products and services must adhere to accepted business standards i) DeafDigest subscription list is proprietary and is not shared with others for marketing purposes

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