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DeafDigest Gold – February 22, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - February 22, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Visit http://www.hearinghealthmag.com where you can also view all magazine articles for the past five years (all articles other than those in the current issue require a free registration and login in order to view). -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Gold section. .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- News of the Week The prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show took place last week. One of the participating dogs was handled by Pam Estes, the show's only dog trainer that is deaf. When not training dogs, she teaches at Ohio School for the Deaf at Columbus. ... Do stats tell the truth or lie? This concerns the Current Population Survey that tries to count how many disabled people are employed. And each time we see the word disabled, it is always as "deaf included." Anyway this such survey, sponsored by the Department of Labor, to be more specific, the Office of Disability Employment Policy. The web site showing the data is: http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsdisability.htm So, let us question if it is truthful or if it is fibbing. ... We all know that deaf children communicate via gesturing and then as they grow up, get more proficient with their sign language. This is not surprising, yet we are reading of a research by University of Chicago saying that deaf children gesticulate first. Not quite sure why time, money and energy is expended into a finding that we already knew for sure? The Chicago report was posted in Science Daily last week. ................................................................ ................................................................ 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 ................................................................ ................................................................ SWEET DEALS AT WCI It's Valentine's Day all month with 14% the hot pink heart shaped Sonic Boom Sweetheart Alarm or the Sonic Bomb. Fun and functional, your sweetheart will love these unique clocks. (Use code WCID209 when ordering). For more details on these sweet deals and all our products call us now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ................................................................ ................................................................ A DEAF FOSSIL Earth has many, many fossils. Were any of the fossils deaf? There was one - a fossil of a bat that is 52 million years old. Bats are deaf. So, possibly this is the oldest Deaf Fossil that we know about! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://www.deafdigest.com/fossil.htm (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ................................................................ DiiT / Deaf Initiative in Technology - 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule The Deaf Initiative in Technology (DiiT) is very excited to introduce its 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule! DiiT is offering many new workshops this year including Basic Business Correspondence and a series on Engineering related topics! DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment. 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 in Rochester, New York ( http://www.rit.edu/ ) To register, download the DiiT Workshop Registration Form or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY) http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html The 2009 DiiT Summer Workshop Schedule: DiiT Workshop Series on Business 1. Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business; June 8-12, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html (newly added, 2/1/09) 2. Microsoft Access 2007; Create a Database; June 15-15, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html 3. Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach; July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/word.html DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing -- (NEW!!!) 4. Basic Workplace Correspondence; June 22-26, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html 5. Basic Report Writing in the Workplace; August (TBD) http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering -- (NEW!!!) 6. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; June 8-12, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html 7. Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's); June 8-10, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html 8. Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming; June 15-19, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html 9. Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture June 15-19, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html 10. Solid Modeling with SolidWorks; June 22-26, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SolidWorks.html DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication: 11. Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4; June 8-12, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html 12. Self-Publishing a Book; June 15-19, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/book.html 13. Adobe Flash CS4; June 22-26, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html 14. Wide Format Printing; June 22-26, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/wide.html 15. Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional; July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology: 16. Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET; June 8-12, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/VB.html 17. JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery; June 15-19, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/JavaScript.html 18. PHP 6 and MySQL 5; July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html 19. PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair; July 13-17, 2009 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html ................................................................ DEAF STUDIES OR DISABILITY STUDIES More colleges offer Disability Studies. Is that good or bad for us? It is good because it helps hearing people understand the needs of the disabled, the deaf included. It is bad because hearing people tend to ignore the needs of the deaf while studying the needs of the hearing disabled. Our deafness is invisible, and people don't know we are deaf when they see us on the streets. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://www.deafdigest.com/studies.htm (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) OH, NO, NEVER MIND It is always when a hearing person says something to a deaf person, and if the deaf person asks to repeat what was said, the hearing person would say "oh, never mind." Are we seeing the same thing with videophones? There have been cases of a deaf person asking to chat with another deaf person on video phone. And when the other deaf person says he does not have it, then the response is: oh, never mind! Why? ADA OR THE POWER OF THE ATTITUDE Which is better - ADA regulations by the book or the Power of the Attitude? A retired owner of a car repair shop in Georgia had this tale about his father, whose business the son inherited: I watched my father teach a deaf man how to rebuild transmissions. My father did not know sign language. But they communicated. This was during the 1950's and 1960's, years way before ADA came into being. NO FUN TO BE DEAF We, the deaf, are so used to being deaf that we take it for granted and move on with our lives. Not that so for those who try to be deaf for 24 hours by plugging in their ears and shutting out the sound. At the end of 24 hours, the student, taking part in a class project, said: Can't wait to get these plugs out of my ears and return to my normal hearing. I'm feeling very withdrawn A PHILADELPHIA HOTEL INTERNET ISSUE DeafDigest editor checked into a hotel in Philadelphia last week. The laptop would not work with the wireless set up in the hotel room. A 800-number had to be called to solve the wireless problem. The only problem is that the laptop had no internet connection and it was not possible to make a 800 call. Yes, the hotel has a TTY - but who uses the TTY these days? Fortunately, the problem was solved by a call from a hearing person. But what if it was an all-deaf group? IT IS A CODA THING DeafDigest editor bumped into a Coda he has known for years. The Coda recently replied: it is a Coda thing His response was to the question why he preferred field interpreting as opposed to video phone interpreting. He said he felt uncomfortable when being "stared" down on the screen by deaf acquaintances that chance on him on the video. UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE DEAF DeafDigest worries that the bad economy has impacted on the deaf employees everywhere. When business is bad, everyone gets laid off, not just the deaf, but the hearing. Yet, there are still some jobs that can be found - only if these job seekers are willing to relocate. And when a deaf person is comfortable with his status in the local deaf community, he is more reluctant to pull up roots to seek employment. Which is better - steady employment or status as a respected member of the deaf community? A PUZZLING RESTAURANT REVIEW COMMENT, continued Last week's DeafDigest mentioned a puzzling statement in a restaurant review in a British newspaper. It said: Don't take your deaf mother there Actually, it was a misprint. It was supposed to be written as: Don't take your dear mother there A British subscriber to DeafDigest pointed out the misprint. We have been so accustomed to reading the word death when it meant to be spelled as deaf. Perhaps the word dear is so much more pleasant sounding than the word death! ................................................................ ................................................................ 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? A comment that says: They didn't want me going deaf before I was supposed to it may seem to mean that the hearing person expects to be deaf some day, but did not want to be deaf prematurely! ................................................................ ................................................................ Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2009 Special !!! http://www.DeafCruiseSpecial.com You only pay 50% off deposit when you book Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2009 ! Don't miss this amazing opportunity to book your Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2009 during ONE-DAY Sale on Thursday, November 20th. Just pay half the standard deposit on already low rates and still get all the benefits of Freestyle Cruising. Then you can use that money for other things (like an awesome holiday gift for that special someone). One Day. One Sale. One Great Deal. Thursday, November 20, 2008 http://www.DeafCruiseSpecial.com ................................................................ ................................................................ 30th World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2009 Signing Greeting Cards ASL and Interpreting DVDs Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at: http://www.DrSign.com The 30th Silent Weekend in June 2009 will offer interpreters more than 2 CEUs. Over 100 hours of classes also for 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! Peter Cook, 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? ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! Pop more vitamins into your body and you may continue as a hearing person! This is what University of Florida researcher Colleen Le Prell is saying, while presenting papers at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology conference earlier in the week. She is saying that such pills, containing antioxidants, vitamins C and E and the mineral magnesium is what may be needed to prevent noise-induced and age-induced deafness. ... Deaf Picture of the Week: Jacob McDaniel champion, Jiu-Jitsu U.S. Open http://www.gbsandiego.com/2008/10/18/jacob-mcdaniel-of-gracie-barra-san-diego-wins-1st-place-at-us-open/ champion .. Question of the week: Q. I am always reading in the newspapers about deafness defined in percentages - as if the person is 70 percent deaf. Is this the same thing as hearing loss in 70 dB? A. No. There is no such a thing as deafness defined in percentages. Decibels is the way to define degrees of deafness. Percentages is something newspaper reporters like to make up. 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: that we will see no more Deaf Investment frauds at any time in the future .... DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1486 - Princess Jean Stewart of Scotland passes away. She was deaf, and she used sign language to communicate with people. ... Deaf and the Money: amount of money lost by deaf investors in the Deaf Ponzi scam that was revealed this week - $4.4 million ... DeafNumbers of the Week: How many deaf sumo wrestlers do we have in Japan? In the big time sumo events, none. In sumo training schools, six deaf sumo wrestlers .... 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening English teacher of Deaf students Kapi'olani Community College Honolulu, Hawai'i Kapi'olani Community College (KCC) has just posted a job announcement for an English teacher of Deaf students and I wanted to share this with you. Hopefully, some of you may be interested in applying for this position Others of you may want to share this job opportunity with your colleagues or former graduate students. You can find the job announcement at http://www.pers.hawaii.edu/wuh/nadvert.aspx?rn=7967 It is listed as position #0086923T. Closing date is March 7, 2009. Kapi'olani Community College has the largest enrollment of Deaf students in the University of Hawai'i system. The Kapi'olani Deaf Center supports KCC Deaf students in the developmental English program as well as Deaf students in other KCC academic programs. In addition, the Gallaudet University Regional Center of the Pacific is housed at KCC and is situated in the Kapi'olani Deaf Center. Again, I hope that you will either consider applying for this position or forward this announcement to qualified individuals who may be interested in an exciting job in a great program in Hawai'i! Thank you for your support of the Deaf Center programs. Aloha, Judy Coryell -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- many position openings Purple Colorado, Arizona, Puerto Rico or California... Purple is GROWING. Isn't it time for you to go Purple? Advance your career by checking out the current job opportunities at: http://www.purple.us !  open positions: - Call Center Supervisor -- Denver - Call Center Admin/Scheduler - Denver - Senior Software Engineer - Sr. Software Test Engineer - Software Developer in Test - Center Assistant- VA - Center Assistant/Scheduler -- San Juan, Puerto Rico - Call Center Supervisor -- Arizona - Payroll Manager - Paralegal/Legal Assistant - Customer Service Representative -- Global Operations - Center Supervisor: Community Services -- Washington, DC - Center Director -- Washington, DC - Staff Accountant - Product Manager Pearlene Utley Corporate Recruiter Phone: 916-273-9833 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 Title        Posting #          Posting Dates Nurse (intermittent)    561742  2/12/09-3/15/09             Charge Nurse          561757 2/12/09-3/15/09              Audiologist           561743  2/12/09-3/1/09             Teacher Ast (Intm-Preschool)  561754 2/12/09-3/1/09              Teacher Ast (Intm-Elementary) 561752 2/12/09-3/1/09              Teacher Ast (FT- High School) 561751  2/12/09-3/1/09             Food Service Worker           561756 2/12/09-3/1/09              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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- currently recruiting President South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind Spartanburg, SC Closing date/Time: Friday March 3, 2009; 5:00 PM Eastern Time Salary: $87,112.00 - $135,041.00 annually Job Type: FTE - Full-Time The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) is currently recruiting for the position of President. SCSDB is a residential facility located in Spartanburg, South Carolina which serves as a multifaceted resource center dedicated to serving sensory disabled individuals, their families and professionals throughout South Carolina. Visit http://www.scsdb.k12.sc.us for more information. The President is responsible for the overall administrative management and operation of the SCSDB and reports to a ten-member Board of Commissioners, appointed by the Governor. The efforts and initiatives of the president are primarily directed toward developing and maintaining essential knowledge and current information on all aspects of programs and services for individuals with special needs, especially model services, technological advances, and legal and managerial perspectives. The president is accountable to a wide range of constituents - beginning with the Board of Commissioners, students and their families, and staff and extending to state government officials, legislators, and local, state and national audiences who may have special interests in programs for individuals with sensory disabilities. The President is also responsible for building awareness and integration of the School within the community and working with legislators, regulatory agencies and representatives in the field of special education. Minimum and Additional Requirements: The successful candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, master's degree preferred, from a recognized accredited institution; meet all of the requirements for certification by the SC Department of Education and at least 18 semester hours of credit in administration and supervision and a minimum of five years of senior level administrative and management experience. In addition, an understanding of the major issues and special needs facing the sensory disabled population, considerable experience in fundraising and the ability to work with and obtain the required funds from state agencies and the legislature are required. The successful candidate must also be willing to live on campus and be a visible presence at SCSDB activities. Demonstrated previous community involvement beyond the boundaries of employment is required. Preferred Qualifications: Formal training and prior work experience are preferred in special education, particularly in the field of sensory disabilities and special schools and particularly those with 24-hour residential programming. Proficiency in sign language is highly preferred. Additional Comments: The salary range is $87,112.00 - $135,041.00., including on campus housing and an excellent benefits package. Salary offerings will be based on applicants' qualifications and experience. Salaries above the minimum must be approved by the Agency Head Salary Commission. Interested individuals may apply on line at http://www.jobs.sc.gov Application deadline is March 6, 2009 Visit http://www.scsdb.org for more information on the Presidential Search Please contact Joye Lang at 803-734-9080 for questions about this posting. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position openings Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position descriptions and application procedures please click on any of below: - Sign Language Interpreter (12 months) http://www.deafdigest.com/interp.doc - Residential Paraprofessional (multiple positions) http://www.deafdigest.com/paramult.doc - High School Graduation Coach http://www.deafdigest.com/coach.doc - Occupational Therapist (hourly) http://www.deafdigest.com/ot.doc - Paraprofessional, classroom (10 mo position) http://www.deafdigest.com/para.doc - Physical Therapist http://www.deafdigest.com/pt.doc - Reading Content Specialist http://www.deafdigest.com/rcs.doc - Residential Advisor (DOE) http://www.deafdigest.com/ra.doc - Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly) http://www.deafdigest.com/sub.doc - Teacher (Blind/Deaf) - Literary Content Specialist http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated February 22nd) Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD: - Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Norwalk, Pacoima, Santa Ana, CA - Placement Coordinator - Riverside, CA - Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, Riverside, 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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