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DeafDigest – 14 December 2009

DeafDigest Blue - December 13, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Very Hot News

   Curling is a popular winter sport in Canada; it is slowly
catching on in the rest of the world.
   Croatia is one of the competing teams at the European
Curling championships (hearing).
   What is the big deal is that all of the participants on the
Croatian national curling team is deaf! The deaf team defeated
all hearing teams on Croatia for the rights to represent the
nation at the world championships!
   It is the first time that an all-deaf team is representing
its own nation at a world championship athletic event!

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- Sunday December 6th 

   Braving the weather elements in Washington, DC
over 600 people attended the gala where everyone wished
Bob Davila happy farewell as he steps down from the
presidency of Gallaudet University.
   He said he could not imagine Dr Elizabeth Peet spending
50 years at Gallaudet, only to find himself in the field
of education of the deaf for 57 years!

- Monday December 7th

   Hank O'Day, a 30-year major league baseball umpire,
was one of the eligible candidates for the Baseball Hall of
Fame in the veterans category.
   He was not deaf, but is was a Coda. He umpired in the
late part of 19th century and the early part of 20th century.
   He didn't make the election.

- Tuesday December 8th

   Philip Saunders, a deaf Briton and a long time volunteer
in Bath, a city in Great Britain, received the honors of
his life.
   Queen Elizabeth has awarded him with a MBE (Member of British
Empire) for his work with the deaf,

- Wednesday December 9th

   In an effort to attract the disabled, the deaf included,
into houses of worship, Interfaith Broadcasting Commission
has begun airing weekly series on the ABC network. The
theme is "A Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons
with Disabilities."  

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

   ASL in Dubai? ASL as in American Sign Language, yes,
if a Dubai language and teacher training institute has
its way. The institute is planning a series of sign
language classes to help the deaf and the hearing
communicate with each other - and ASL was chosen as
the language option.

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FAST NEWS IN OLD DAYS
   We have email, videos, blogs, vlogs, AIM, pagers, etc.
All of these help us get news very quickly. An example
was when Ben Soukup introduced Alan Hurwitz as the
new Gallaudet president. Everyone knew about it within
few seconds.
   What about the old days of TTY machines. Were the
news slow? Well, one news-hungry CEO of a deaf agency
used his TTY for about 2-3 hours a day just to get deaf
news from anywhere in USA?
   Yes, telephone bills were high.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fastnews/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology?

The Department of Psychology at Gallaudet University offers both an
APA accredited Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, and a NASP/NCATE
accredited Specialist degree program in School Psychology, both of
which include specialized training for work with Deaf and Hard of
Hearing clients and their families.

The Ph.D. program requires four years of coursework plus a one year
full-time internship. The School Psychology program requires two years
of course work and a full-time, academic year internship. Limited
financial support is available. 

Applicants should possess a bachelor's degree in psychology, or be in
the process of completing their bachelor's degree, and have either a
psychology major or substantial course work in > psychology. 

Relevant work experience is desired, though not required.

Deaf and hearing applications are encouraged. 

For more information, see the program webpage:
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or Lynne Blennerhassett, Ed.D., School Psychology Program Director,
mailto:lynne.blennerhassett@gallaudet.edu 

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WITHOUT AN INTERPRETER AT A HOSPITAL?
   Hospitals are always busy. Never a quiet moment at
hospitals.
   If a deaf person, without an interpreter, enters
a hospital, complaining of an ear ache, would he be
sent to the audiology department for a hearing test?
   Very important to have an interpreter at any
time in the hospital.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/interpreterhospital/

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

JOBS IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT FIELD
   There are always deaf sports-loving individuals
dreaming of jobs in the sports world - general
manager, director of player development, quality
control coach, media director, etc.
   Very few jobs are held by deaf individuals.
Years ago an individual with a serious hearing
loss was the director of scouting for the Los
Angeles Dodgers.
   Ben Wade, a former major league pitcher, was
able to stay in baseball by cultivating his
contacts with baseball people - and moved up
the ranks to the position he held until he
retired.
   Wade's hearing loss? He did not wear a hearing
aid for reasons of his own, and he stayed away
from social situations where he would be exposed.
And he was able to steer conversations away from
him by deflecting these on others and walking away!
   Because he was popular, everyone accepted his
social (deafness) shortcomings.

A DEAF MAN OF TWO POLES
   According to Michiko Tsuchiya, a deaf Japanese
writer, Yasuyuki Okubo is something special.
   He is the only deaf person in the world to travel
to both poles, the North Pole and the South Pole.

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CAN OR CAN'T, GOOD NEWS OR BAD NEWS
   A deaf professional in the mental health field
said he is able to establish a clinic devoted to the
needs of the deaf at a local hospital. This is the
good news.
   The bad news is that he must secure funding on his
own as the hospital would not give him a cent.
   This is the reason why we are sorely lacking in
mental health facilities for the deaf in many
metropolitan areas.

A SMART DEAF ASSOCIATION?
   In South Africa, there is an association of the
deaf that is called Wits Deaf Association.
   A rather unusual name if it was in USA, but
in South Africa, Wits is a a well known name.
In one looks up the word "wits" in a dictionary
it would mean something like "being smart."

A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Q. Is there a budget in the government, either federal
or state, that provides for the video relay services?

A. No. All telephone companies must make their services
accessible to the disabled, the deaf included. "Pennies"
from our monthly phone bills are for such services.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

A hearing person telling the interpreter, standing next
to a deaf person:

let me explain it to you and you can explain it to him
on your own time

if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

As viewers of closed captioning, we are very concerned that TV
shows, movies, and online videos are captioned for accessibility.  

Different companies have been in the news lately because of their
efforts in providing captioning on the Internet or failing to provide
captioning on their DVDs. 

What we need to remember is that it is not the just the quantity of
captioning that is important, but it is very important that the quality
of captioning be maintained.  

Captioning must be accurate in order to provide meaningful
accessibility.  If an organization says that they caption their
videos, yet the accuracy rate is only 60-70%, that is not good enough
to be considered accessible. 

We must educate ourselves on what is considered good captioning, and we
must not accept captioning that does not truly provide access.  It is up
to all of us, as viewers of captioning, to provide feedback to the
companies so that they know where their captioning efforts are succeeding
and where they are failing.  

Inaccurate captions are not providing equal access.

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A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT

If I do not understand a hearing person, the chances are
great that other staff members also do not understand
that same person! And that frustrated hearing person
would somehow, via gestures or note writing, endeavor
to make himself understood

(series to continue for a number of weeks)

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section

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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

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   The net is cluttered with many, many
deaf-related and hard of hearing-related
web sites.
   One of them is HearingExchange, geared
primarily towards the hard of hearing. It
is shutting down. The owner wished to go into
a different direction, hence the shutdown

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The Deaf and the Law

   A certain employment agency contacted
DeafDigest about placing an employment ad. They
said their client was ever so desperate to
hire a deaf person right now this moment!
   Why? They would not specifically say
why - but hinted it was to comply with
anti-discrimination laws!

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

Deaf individuals, seeking advice on social
security issues, will be disappointed to find out
that this agency is not subject to ADA regulations
as far as interpreters are concerned.

Reason is that federal agencies are not subject
to ADA regulations.

If you need an interpreter for a SSA appointment, do
check around and maybe there are social security
advisors that know sign language. There are two
of them in the Washington, DC area.

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

This archaeologist visited No ma'am (North Yemen)
and Yes ma'am (South Yemen)

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What became of?

Brad Minns

- past

gold medal winning tennis player, 1985 Deaflympics

- present

professional model, ads for Nordic Flex & Stairmaster
exercise machines & athletic sportswear

mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and
"present" details

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

   The much respected Ralph Jordan passed away
recently.
   Ralph founded the Deaf Counseling and Advocacy
Referral Agency, a leading deaf social service agency
in the California Bay Area and also in Northern
California.

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

   What is not surprising is the news that Fairview-University
Medical Center, located in Minneapolis, lost their case over
their refusal to provide interpreters for a deaf patient.
   What is surprising is that this is happening in the
Twin Cities area. Minnesota has a strong reputation for
a wide range of services for the deaf and for its
strong Deaf Community.
   Guess some hospitals just don't get the drift, and
in the case of Fairview-University, they're paying
the price for flouting the ADA.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

For years, the deaf have fought the government in
Japan to be allowed to drive. And when the government,
after so many years of prodding, finally relented
last year, then what are the results?

Just 45 registered deaf drivers!

C'mon, what is going on?

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news:

You receive a bonus not only for being able to speak ASL but
Spanish and English as well.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A beggar comes to you. You avoid him, thinking he's
asking you for money, so you walk away. You then notice
that a person, walking behind you, was responding to
the beggar's request for directions!

Assumption, without a lipreading effort, could always
be wrong.

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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position opening
Principal
Oklahoma School for the Deaf/Oklahoma School for the Blind
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Essential Functions:  Position is responsible for scheduling
classes and in-services, handling discipline and the monitoring
of teachers and staff.  Assigns duties and responsibilities and
monitors the functions of the Pre-K through 12th grade academic,
vocational, physical education and special needs programs.

Preferred Skills, Education/Experience:  Minimum of a Masters
Degree, Secondary/Elementary Principal Certificate, certification
in Deaf Education, and 5 years teaching experience. Expressive
and receptive sign language skills with fluency in American Sign
Language is preferred.

Salary:  Salary is commensurate with education and years of
experience.  Employees are provided paid health, dental, life
and retirement benefits as well as an option to participate in
the State's tax-deferred annuity program.  This will be a
220-days per year, contracted position.

Method of Application:  Submit three (3) complete sets of all of
the following:  cover letter that must include the job
announcement number; resume with copies of teaching
certificate(s) and college transcripts; and a complete listing
of all qualifying educational and employment data, including
complete dates, addresses and telephone numbers.  Also, three
professional references, with telephone numbers to be reached
during office hours, with your resume.

Send to:     

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn:  Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK  73112

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position announcement
Extended Case Manager
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

(Full-time grant position)

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED:
As soon as possible

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Extended Case Manager will assume and perform duties and
responsibilities to provide extended job coaching to deaf
adults who have additional disabilities.  The Extended Case
Manager will assist in the coordination and assignment of
extended job coaches; refer program participants to other
services, as needed; develops consumer extended service plans;
complete monthly, quarterly, annual reports required by RSD
and VESID; provide transportation and advocacy training as
it pertains to participant employment;  and attend meetings
as necessary.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Minimum Bachelor's degree in Human Service, Social Work,
Counseling, Special Education, or Vocational Rehabilitation

- Prior experience in Employment Services

- Proficiency in American Sign Language required

- Prior experience with individuals from diverse cultural
backgrounds

FILE APPLICATION WITH:
Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

Applications received will be screened and the most highly
qualified will be asked to interview.

CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
in employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race,
religion, color, sex, marital status, age, national origin, and
veteran status.

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(new closing dates)

Employment vacancies
- School Educator I (closing date 12/18/2009)
- Sch Spch-lang Pathologist (closing date 12/16/2009)
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC

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

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2 open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School
Framingham, Massachusetts

- Residential Supervisor at Framingham Campus
The Residential Supervisor assists in supervising residential and
social/recreational programming to ensure students gain the knowledge,
independent living skills and interpersonal competencies needed to
maximize their potential.

Requirements: MA/MS degree with at least 3 years of experience in
supervisory level preferred. BA/BS degree with at least 5 years of
related experience in supervisory level may be equivalent and
willingness to pursue an advanced degree. Fluent in American Sign
Language and written English.  Ability to communicate and work
effectively as part of a team. Experience in principles and practices
of management in each program preferred.  Competency in Microsoft
Office software programs. Willingness to work a varied schedule.

Supervisor:  Peter Bailey, Director of Student Life

- Day Child Care Worker /Temporary Position (1 Year) at Walden School
Responsible for implementing treatment plans and for the direct care
and safety of the children residing at Walden School.

Education: Training or degree in Human Service Field
Understanding of mental health and children's issues

Experience: 1 to 2 years in direct child care experience
Communications: ASL fluency
Supervisor:  Day Child Care Supervisor

If you are interested in any of 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

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position openings
Team Leader/Mobile Mental Health Therapist
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services
Pittsburgh PA 

- Mobile Mental Health Therapist

FT with/American Sign Language
Outpatient/Adult Treatment

Monday - Friday
37.5 hours per week.

Master's Degree in Human Services AND 1 year of paid experience
working with deaf population. 

American Sign Language fluency REQUIRED. 

Requires Act 33/34 Clearances, valid PA driver's license and access
to a vehicle.

Oversight of the OP component at HDS including clinical supervision
of all the OP services. Coordination of community outreach activities
(including networking and marketing of available services to the
community at large), service coordination as well as ancillary services
such as OVR, housing and peer support services.   Maintain strong
working relationships with internal (MBH and HDS) and external
partners and resources.  In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile MH
therapist will provide community-based mobile mental health
individual and group psychotherapy to an adult behavioral health
population that includes mental health disorders with the deaf, hard
of hearing, and/or deaf/blind population.  The Team Leader/Therapist
is responsible to evaluate, plan and provide clinical services across
the continuum of care within the community in a variety of settings.  

The Team Leader/Therapist will also provide oversight of clinical
documentation and charting at HDS according to Federal, State, County
and Organizational polices and procedures.  The Team Leader/Mobile MH
Therapist will coordinate Treatment Team meetings including collaboration
with psychiatric and other organization staff.

to apply, contact:

Karen Tarasenkov
Human Resource Recruitment & Training Specialist
Mercy Behavioral Health
1200 Reedsdale Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233

Phone:  412-697-6504
Fax:  412-323-6985
mailto:KTarasenkov@mercybh.org

Mercy Behavioral Health is a part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health
System

http://www.pmhs.org

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seeking qualified individuals
- Science Teacher
- Math Teacher
- Parent Educator
The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf
Jackson Heights, NY

The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf has served
the broader Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community of the New York
metropolitan area since 1864. 

Lexington has evolved to offer vital services in a range of
important areas. 

Lexington strives to be a leading educational, advocacy, and social
service agency on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

The curriculum meets standards set by the New York State Education
Department. The high school is fully-accredited and like public high
schools confers New York State Regents and Individual Education Plan
(IEP) diplomas.  

Upon graduation, our students attend Gallaudet University, National
Technical Institute for the Deaf, various universities and other two
year colleges, or go directly into the work force or into further
training programs.

Lexington is seeking qualified individuals for the following job openings:

- Science Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed
certification)

- Math Teacher / High School Level (Must possess Deaf Ed certification)

- Parent Educator 

For a detailed description of each job, please visit http://www.lexnyc.org
and click on Employment.

Please email your resume to mailto:jobopportunites@lexnyc.org
or fax to 718-350-3332, indicating which position you are interested in.

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(updated posting - December 13, 2009)

job postings
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

- American Sign Language Instructor
(Part-Time, Contract-based) - San Jose and San Leandro) 

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on:
http://www.dcara.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=30

- Director of Community Relations

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcarajob

- Computer Instructor (Part Time)

to read on job description and on application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dcara2job

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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 http://deafdigest.com/ntidjob

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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: mailto:btashlein@nda.com 

V: 352-735-9500  Fax 352-735-4939                

EOE

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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

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Special notes:

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