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DeafDigest Blue – October 25, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - October 25, 2009

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The issue, among the disabled, the deaf, included is why Hollywood is not hiring them for all jobs in the entertainment industry. - Sunday October 18th T. Alan Hurwitz was announced as the next president of Gallaudet University. - Monday October 19th Replacing Hurwitz, for the time being, will be James J. DeCaro. He was appointed as the interim president of NTID. It is not a new experience for him, for he has twice served in that capacity. He begins interim work on December 1st. Said a source who requested anonymity: He's a good choice for the interim as he knows how the system works - Tuesday October 20th A cochlear implant for every deaf child in Ontario. And that the Ontario government should pay for these implants. These were the requests that the VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children, an advocacy group, have made. - Wednesday October 21st Gallaudet's mission has been completed. Up next is the National Association of the Deaf. This organization will be searching for the next CEO to replace the retiring Nancy Bloch. A search committee has been formed, headed by Kirsten Poston with Melissa Draganac-Hawk assisting her. Filling out the search group are six other individuals. NTID will come up next as they will need someone to replace T. Alan Hurwitz (Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition) .. Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: Sign Stage is lucky. It was reported in DeafDigest a couple of weeks ago that an insider embezzled funds from the deaf theatrical group. The embezzler's family paid back the funds. Said the Cleveland-base Sign Stage officials: The total was significant to the modestly funded for-profit theater company .. The-First-Of-Its-Kind-Camp The camp is designed for only forty-eight high school aged deaf and hard of hearing youths of all ethnic/racial backgrounds African-American, Latino, Asian, and (Native) American Indian, bi-racial, multi-racial Sponsored by National Deaf People of Color Council June 13-27, 2010 Camp Taloali, in Stayton, Oregon to see the flyer, click on: for more information and camper application form, click on: to apply as a staff member: to apply as a camp worker: For more information, contact: or and ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ FALL SAVINGS AT WCI 10% OFF GENTEX SMOKE DETECTORS Safeguard your home with a Gentex Smoke Detector and save 10% off the price in October. Choose from either hardwired or portable units. Each one offers a reliable, early warning to the presence of smoke. For more details and to order, call us now 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us online at: (Use code WCID1009). For a copy of our new catalog, email your request to: WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ................................................................ ................................................................ A MYSTERY ASL ON A TV PROGRAM Few years ago, a leading character used ASL for a short time on a TV program. Puzzled, DeafDigest editor researched the TV show on the web site to find out why was the actor using ASL. There was no real reason for it; there were no deaf characters on the show; there was no deaf plot on the show; nothing at all related to deafness. Why ASL? Sometimes scriptwriters would put it in the show for no reason at all! - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) SAYING SOMETHING IMPORTANT OR NOT IMPORTANT A deaf person drove his car to the car inspection station. After the inspections were done, the inspector said something that was impossible to understand. The deaf person was concerned. He only wanted his car to pass inspection. Was the inspector saying something? The deaf person was going to hand him a pen and pad to ask him to write out what he was saying. But just before he gave him the pen and pad, he read the inspection report. It said: passed The deaf person immediately drove away, glad that his car passed the inspection, but at the same time was wondering if the inspector was really saying something important? - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) THE POWER TO HIRE In many workplaces, we may need to know who has the power to hire - the manager or the human resources person? The manager normally has the power to hire, but the one that screens out the application forms is the human resources person. This being said, the human resources person would often toss out applications from deaf job seekers that the manager may probably want to hire. Happens everywhere. The classic example was a deaf engineer who was rejected by the human resources person. But the manager, whose son was deaf, found out about it - and immediately hired the deaf engineer! RELIGION AND EDUCATION OF THE DEAF Deaf historians Outsa Toura and Anu Savolainen, both of Finland, researched the history of Deaf Education in the late 19th century and came to an interesting conclusion. It was that educators' goal was to teach deaf language so that they could understand religion. Keep in mind the 1880 Milan Convention where educators of deaf voted to endorse oral education at the expense of sign language education. Adding both together the hope was for deaf children to learn language orally in order to understand religion! ................................................................ 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: .................................... 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Looking to upgrade or buy a replacement phone or pager?....Check out for the best deals ! Problems hearing your cell phone or pager ring?.....Check out the new Uni-Max Cell Phone/Pager Ring Tone Amplifier at ! Free Catalog Available---"Resources and Equipment for People with Hearing Loss"---sign up for one now at ! Discount TTY Repair/Cleaning at the UTSS Service Center ! 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 ................................................................ A DEAF DOCTOR IN CANADA Last week's DeafDigest mentioned Megan Jack, a deaf medical student at the University of Manitoba medical school. She would not be the first deaf doctor in Canada. There is one already in Toronto - Dr. Hartley Bressler. Still, this leads to another question, is Dr Bressler, the only deaf doctor in Canada? Again, do not know! THE DEAF IN NEWSPAPER WRITING FIELD Do we have newspaper writers that are deaf? Right now, yes, there is a few. DeafDigest found out about a deaf man writing for the Lodi News Sentinel newspaper in California. There is a twist. There were a few other deaf individuals that wrote articles for newspapers. They did not major in journalism, nor did they aspire to careers in the newspaper field. They were printers. But because the newspapers have been laying off people left and right, the few surviving printers were asked to write articles. This is not a joke. DeafDigest editor personally knows of at least two of them. DEAF ISSUES (short series; based on comments by educators and deaf service professionals) Just because numbers of deaf students are low compared to students of other disabilities, does not mean we do not need more counselors that know and understand the needs of the deaf (series to continue until it runs out) WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? hearing this remark: I guess you really learn a lot for interpreting this session! if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series When I have worked at different events as a court reporter, CART provider, or captioner, oftentimes people have approached me who have never seen a steno machine up close. One of the first comments many people make when they see the machine for the first time is that there are no letters on the keys. The tops of the keys are blank. They wonder how we know which keys are which. People who use the steno machine must memorize what all the keys are. There are 22 keys on the machine. We use combinations of letters to make other letters. We don't depress one key at a time like you would on a typewriter or computer keyboard, but we stroke multiple keys at once, much like chords on a piano. Writing whole words and phrases in a single stroke is a very important factor in being able to reach the high speeds necessary to be court reporters, CART providers, and captioners ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ A DEAF SCIENTIST FUNCTIONING IN ALL-HEARING ENVIRONMENT There is no reason why a qualified deaf person could become the project director - either at the field or at the project headquarters. Yes, there is discrimination, but some workplaces are less discriminatory than others! (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. ................................................................ ................................................................ Rusty Wales' Wine of the Month Salute! Here's the link to our latest edition: As always, your comments regarding this newsletter or wine are welcome. Enjoy! Rusty .. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! An issue surfaced on one of these interpreters' yahoogroups was to how to deal with the Facebook. The big question is: How does the personal use of this social media tool impact your professional relationships with deaf/hard of hearing consumers? .. The Deaf and the Law If you are deaf and are poor and cannot afford an attorney, could one be found? Depends. 1. Miranda Rights - only for criminal cases 2. Legal Aid - provided for civil and criminal cases; may reject clients because of case overload or underfunding issues 3. New California Law (first one in USA) - the courts will grant you an attorney in civil cases Of course - getting an interpreter is another issue .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: If an informal meeting is scheduled on the Capitol Hill to address ADA amendments, and if only few congressmen show up, it is not a big concern. These meetings are to iron out issues before worse ones surface down the road. .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: we are having a big game to die (today) .... What became of? T. Alan Hurwitz - past member of deaf softball team in St Louis as a young man - present president-select, Gallaudet University with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: A metro transit stop just a short walk away from Gallaudet? A pipe dream? No, if developers have their way. A committee named "Save New York Avenue" has been formed with one goal in mind - to erect a Metro stop at the New York Avenue/Florida Avenue intersection. That would be five blocks away from the Gallaudet University campus. (this project has reached reality; one can easily take the Metro and a breezy 15 minute walk, one is already on the Gallaudet campus) .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: For years we thought Dick Tracy's Wrist Radio was pure fantasy. Not so any more, and we are now reading about Swatch teaming up with Microsoft to come up with Wrist Wireless Data Watches. Before we will know it, we will come up with Deaf Wrist Paging Devices. Yes, the keyboard will be tiny, but in the era of miniaturization, who cares! (Deaf Wristwatch Pagers have not yet, if it would, reached reality) .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: there have been cases of deaf parents refusing to place their deaf children in classrooms taught by deaf teachers. Yet, some of these deaf children end up as teachers of the deaf when they grow up! .. A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: One of your customers turns out to eventually grow to become a famous person, and even delivers the commencement address at your alma mater! .. A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? Mom or Bob can get pretty confusing at a family gathering when mom is standing in one side of the room and Bob is standing on the other side! (these names 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 565495 11/04/2009 Food Service Supervisor 565667 10/30/2009 Educational Audiologist 565607 10/27/2009 Residential Advisor 565718 11/03/2009 (#) = number of job 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- announcing an opening Transition Assistant American School for the Deaf West Hartford, CT Part-Time, 25 hr/wk SCOPE OF DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Student Transition Services (STS) for the Career Academy and Transition Services (CATS) Program, this High School position assists in a variety of duties related to building students' work experience in order to exit the school system and enter adult life. PRIMARY DUTIES: (a) Supervises students in the Student Work Group during the school day and in the Student Employment Program from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. (b) Receives work assignments from STS Coordinator, reviews assignments, plans work accordingly, organizes, maintains and cares for tools and supplies needed to carry out the work assignment. Collaborates with Plant Operations, Custodial and Residential Life staff. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma or equivalent certificate. Preference given to those with college related course work. Good judgment, flexibility and dependability. Excellent American Sign Language skills. Some knowledge of career and vocational training. HOW TO APPLY: Visit our website, to download an application and review the entire job description. All resumes and letters of application may be submitted to: Human Resources American School for the Deaf 139 North Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107-1269 FAX (860) 570-1832 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions The Learning Center for the Deaf Framingham, Massachusetts The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, Massachusetts is growing and seeking qualified applicants for the following positions: - Middle School Supervising Teacher - Educational Audiologist - Classroom Aides - ASL Specialist - Residential Counselor - Girls Dorm - Child Care Workers - Walden School - Wraparound Family Partner - Walden School - Educational Director - Walden School - Preschool Special Needs Teacher of the Deaf - Randolph Campus For more information about these positions and how to apply please go to our web site at or send resume, cover letter and 3 written letters of recommendations/references to: Judi Broderick The Learning Center for the Deaf Personnel Office 848 Central Street Framingham, MA 01701 The Learning Center for the Deaf's mission is to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing students achieve their full potential in an educational environment where language and communication are keys to building competence, character and community. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Instructor in Interpreter Preparation - American Sign Language/English Northwestern CT Community College Winsted, CT 10 Months, Tenure-Track Position SEARCH EXTENDED (IPP01) Starting Date: August 25, 2010 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal faculty candidate holds a Master's degree in Interpreting for the Deaf, ASL, or related field. College teaching experience and NIC/RID certification are preferred. Evidence of understanding learning styles, curriculum development, overall computer literacy, and awareness of pedagogical practices and trends that have an impact on interpreter preparation also are preferred. A demonstrated understanding of the mission of the comprehensive community college and its diverse student population is essential. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons. RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Academic Division Director responsibilities include: teaching a range of interpreting and lower level ASL courses, using various delivery systems, from lecture to hybrid/online; evaluating student learning; providing academic advising; assessing and revising individual and program syllabi, materials, and instructional methods periodically; plus outreach and recruitment for the program. Other responsibilities include maintaining currency in teaching techniques, participation in departmental and college-wide committees, and campus service. MINIMUM SALARY: $46,316 approximate annual, plus excellent medical insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits. TO APPLY TO NCCC, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING: (Only complete application packages will be accepted for consideration) - Letter of Intent - Resume - Typed Employment Application (available at ) - Unofficial Transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution - Three letters of recommendation relevant to this particular position to: You may email your application package to: Or mail to: Fran Almeida Pistilli Director of Human Resources Northwestern CT Community College Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application materials must be RECEIVED on or before November 20, 2009 NCCC is an EEO/AA employer, M/F. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit our website at -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open position Computer Integrated Machining Technology (CIMT) Instructional/Support Faculty National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester Institute of Technology REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Technical/Industrial Education or related field. Sign language proficiency. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Secondary or post-secondary teaching; industry experience. AA/EOE Review of applications begins: November 13, 2009 This position is subject to available funding For more details and to apply on line please go to: KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#32632 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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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