January 25, 2012
Vol. 8, No. 11
Editor: Tom Willard
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PEDESTRIAN HIT BY SEVERAL CARS IN FATAL CRASH
Police are asking for help to find the driver who hit a deaf woman and kept going. Annette Tomashaski, 58, was killed at 33rd Street and Villard Avenue Wednesday night. "She always looked both ways before she crossed the street you know," the victim's friend, Johnie Davis, said. Friends said Tomashaski had reason to be careful when she crossed the street. "This is the second time getting hit by a car. It's the second time getting hit," Davis said. / WISN
FRIEND: DEAF CRASH VICTIMS SHOULD RECOVER
Three deaf people who are mainstays of the volunteer corps at the Deaf Cultural Center in Olathe are recovering after being hit by a car while they were crossing a street. The three had just left a meeting at the Deaf Cultural Center, across from the Kansas School for the Deaf on East Park Street. Police said Robert Garrison, Sue Gordon and Eva Johnson didn't see the car and the driver didn't see them. After the incident, the driver ran into the cultural center to get someone to call 911. / KMBC
Silver Spring, MD
ACTION ALERT: SUPPORT IND. SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, OPPOSE HB 1367
The National Association of the Deaf asks everyone to support the Indiana School for the Deaf by calling/emailing Indiana legislators and asking them to oppose Indiana State House Bill 1367. The bill would remove the outreach center currently housed at the Indiana School for the Deaf, terminate all staff working in that center, and recreate a new outreach center separate from the school. HEAR Indiana is the major proponent of this bill. / NAD
DEAF EDUCATION BILL IS AILING
The bill may have sailed through a key legislative panel, but Del. Richard P. "Dickie" Bell's proposed bill of rights for deaf and hard-of-hearing students is in trouble. After sending the bill on to the House of Delegates Education Committee to approve the bill, the House Students and Early Education subcommittee also recommended the powerful Appropriations Committee look it over. "That's not usually a good thing," said Bell, R-Staunton, late last week. "I'd say the bill is on life support." / The News Leader
ISD, ISVI TO CHARGE FEES FOR NON-ACADEMIC SERVICES
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill that allows the Illinois School for the Deaf and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired to charge fees for non-academic services, such as sports, that in some cases used to be free. Senate Bill 274 revises earlier legislation that required a financial analysis for each student attending the schools and an analysis of the cost of non-education-related services. Each parent of a student would have had to disclose his or her income to the state and prove it. / The State Journal-Register
Las Vegas, NV
PHONE TAX THAT FUNDS DEAF SERVICES TO RISE SLIGHTLY
The state has reached an agreement to set the small telephone tax that funds phone services for up to 10,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing Nevadans. The state Public Utilities Commission and Aging and Disability Services Division agreed Thursday on a 7 cent monthly levy on each telephone to finance the program. The tax on a telephone was 8 cents a month but a large surplus was building so it was lowered to three cents a month. With the surplus gone, the charge will rise to 7 cents from Aug. 1 through June 30, 2013. / Las Vegas Sun
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TIME TO SHINE FOR BALLARAT DEAF ATHLETES
It's time to shine for some of Ballarat’s best deaf athletes. The Australian Deaf Games are now under way in Geelong and eight deaf Ballarat athletes are currently in action representing Victoria. The athletes are playing a total of six different sports – golf, netball, ten pin bowling, bowls, darts and beach volleyball. / The Courier
See Also CITY'S DEAF GAMES PURE GOLD / Geelong Advertiser
See Also ADELAIDE WINS 2016 DEAF GAMES BID / Adelaide Now
PHONE COMPANIES MAY BE FORCED INTO DEVELOPING VIDEO SERVICE FOR THE DEAF
Telecom giants may be forced to develop a video service for the deaf which uses sign language The Mirror revealed two months ago that the revolutionary video relay service, which would help 45,000 deaf children in Britain to enjoy greater independence, develop social skills and find work, was at risk from “penny-pinching” telecom chiefs. But even the highest estimated cost of the service -- £113 million a year ($179 million US) -- represents less than two weeks worth of profits for all the big four Telecoms giants. / Mirror
DEAF PUPILS GIVE AM'S AN INSIGHT INTO THE NEED FOR NEW SCHOOLS TO HAVE BETTER ACOUSTICS
Assembly members were given an insight into the challenges facing deaf children in a classroom with poor acoustics. Two pupils from Cardiff visited the Senedd on Tuesday to talk about how noisy, echoing rooms make it difficult for youngsters with hearing loss to learn. It follows a campaign by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) Cymru to make schools more accessible to children with hearing loss. / Wales Online
BLIND AND DEAF DOCTOR WHO WAS 'HERO FOR ALL'
At the age of 42, James Hanlon went blind and eventually deaf. But far from accepting his career was over, he went on to help ease the pain of polio victims. What makes some people carry on in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds? It’s a question frequently asked but seldom answered, at least with any degree of certainty. The story of Dr James Hanlon, Dublin’s blind and deaf physician, is no ordinary tale of triumph over adversity. / The Irish Times
Calgary, AB, Canada
'EXCESSIVE' FORCE USED ON CANCER SURVIVOR: PROBE
Physically accosting a sick and deaf Red Deer, Alta., man was an "unjustified" and "excessive" use of force, an investigation has found. Bill Berry, a 52-year-old cancer survivor who is deaf, mute and breathes through his neck with a tube, was paying a traffic ticket at Red Deer court Dec. 9 when a sheriff approached him advising he didn't go through required security screening. Berry gestured that he could not hear or speak, at which point the sheriff placed the man in a bear hug him to carry him to the door, where he collapsed to the ground. / Canoe.ca
Belleville, ON, Canada
THE LANGUAGE OF SPORTS
Brittany Gills doesn't know an airball from an alley oop, or a ball hog from a bounce pass. But that doesn't stop her from wanting to learn. Nor does the fact that the 10-year-old is deaf, although until recently Gills did not have had much in the way of role models to connect with in terms of learning to play basketball. All that changed Wednesday when dozens of local deaf students shared the universal language of sports. / Belleville Intelligencer
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A DEAF COUPLE
My name is Charles Kalungi, I was born deaf in Entebbe in 1974 but currently I stay in Kyebando Central Zone. I am a primary seven graduate with vocational skills in fine art and sign language interpretation. I am a sign language instructor in Kyegegwa District. I am married with two children (not deaf) though I have two others from a broken relationship with my first wife who was not deaf like me. I think God chose Dora for me. / Daily Monitor
Cape Town, South Africa
THE DEAF ARE NOT BEING HEARD IN SOUTH AFRICA
About 93 percent of deaf South Africans are unemployed – more than three times the national average, according to the National Institute for the Deaf (NID). This dire state of affairs came to light on Tuesday during a parliamentary hearing into the proposed SA Languages Bill, which aims to give effect to language rights provided for in the constitution. / IOL News
See Also SOUTH AFRICA'S DEAF CALL FOR SIGN LANGUAGE TO BE MADE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE / Bernama.com
See Also DEAF STRUGGLE FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION / IOL News
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LIFE & LEISURE
DEAF PILOT SPREADS THE WORD: YOU CAN FLY
Greg Lawrence’s aviation career, logging 3,000 hours over the course of nearly a half century, would be relatively unremarkable by general aviation standards, but for one thing. “I’m deaf,” explained Lawrence, 63, whose hearing loss dates to an early childhood illness. Greg Lawrence’s service dog, Jenny, is also an avid aviator, though he said she’s picky about her airplanes and tends to “mope” if forced to spend time in older models. / AOPA Pilot
New York, NY
KIDS DO WELL WITH TWO COCHLEAR IMPLANTS: STUDY
Deaf children who already had one cochlear implant had improvements in speech, hearing and related quality of life measures after a second was implanted in the other ear, researchers from the Netherlands reported this week. And the degree of improvement didn't depend on how old kids were when they got their second implant, according to the study, published in the Archives of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery. / Reuters Health
DEAF CATHOLICS STRENGTHEN TIES AT CONFERENCE
The Boston Archdiocesan Deaf Apostolate hosted the National Catholic Office for the Deaf's (NCOD) Pastoral Week 2012 Conference at the Hilton in Back Bay from Jan. 13 to Jan. 17. The conference brought together the North American deaf community for multiple workshops, speakers, and business meetings to establish an agenda and a way forward for deaf Catholics. Leaders in deaf ministry came to the conference from all over the United States and parts of Canada, including most of the ordained priests in the U.S. deaf community. / The Pilot
SIGNERS QUICK TO READ BODY LANGUAGE
The work suggests that deaf people may be especially adept at picking up on subtle visual traits in the actions of others, an ability that could be useful for some sensitive jobs, such as airport screening. “There are a lot of anecdotes about deaf people being better able to pick up on body language, but this is the first evidence of that,” says David Corina, professor in the department of linguistics and Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. / Futurity.org
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ZVRS' Z4 APP CROWNED DEAFTECHNEWS' VRS MOBILE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
When coupled with new technologies, mobile applications can literally change people's lives. Such is the case with the Z4 mobile application, built by Haneke Design for ZVRS, also known as The Z®, a leading provider of video relay services (VRS) for deaf and hard of hearing Americans. DeafTechNews last week named the Z4 mobile application, which gives deaf consumers unprecedented communication opportunities by turning their smart devices into mobile videophones, Mobile Product of the Year in its poll of Top Video Relay Products of 2011. / GlobeNewswire
VIUDA BISTRO APPEALS TO THE DEAF AND HEARING IN BUDA
Casual customers might not even notice. Instead, diners at Viuda Bistro might focus on the ingenious food, the warm social glow or the funky décor, seemingly at odds with the complicated cuisine. At some point in the evening, however, on nights when Helen's Casa Alde in downtown Buda doubles as Viuda Bistro, co-manager Paul Rutowski greets customers through a signing interpreter. The curious diner, peeking into the kitchen, might also catch chef Kurt Ramborger and sous chef Jacquelyn Doudt mid-discussion, fingers flying through American Sign Language. / Austin American-Statesman
San Ramon, CA
CONVO STARTS A CONVERSATION
San Ramon-based Convo Communications is the only deaf-owned video relay service that helps ensure the deaf are heard. The company goes up against much larger rivals, but co-founder and CEO Robin Horwitz said the company’s deaf-ownership is a competitive advantage. “You’re intimately vested,” said Horwitz, who is deaf. Horwtiz and co-founder Wayne Betts had no shortage of naysayers when they started the company in 2009, especially since they bypassed the venture community that had financed rivals. / SF Business Times
CORNING RESIDENT INTERNS AT SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN IN SENEGAL
Corning resident Nicole Caparulo is doing an internship this month at a residential school for deaf children in Senegal. Caparulo works for Arc of Steuben, overseeing one of its residential homes in Corning. She’s also a junior at Keuka College, commuting two days a week while she works on a degree in childhood/special education with a concentration in American Sign Language. / The Corning Leader
New York, NY
FOR STUDENT, DEAF STUDIES IS A FASCINATING SUBJECT AND FUTURE FIELD
At 29, Heather Bennett is a bit older than most of her freshmen classmates at LaGuardia Community College. After graduating from Forest Hills High School in 2000, Bennett bounced between schools, first as an illustration major at the School of Visual Arts, then as a computer programming major at Katherine Gibbs School. Then her career path was shaped by a surprising figure: her boyfriend’s sister, Monika Koziol. Koziol is borderline deaf and has a minor hearing loss that makes it difficult for her to communicate with many people, including friends and family. / NY Daily News
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'SWITCHED AT BIRTH' CREATOR LIZZY WEISS WAS CONFIDENT AUDIENCES WOULD DISCOVER SHOW
At one point in time, ABC Family's Switched at Birth -- about two teenage girls, one of whom is deaf -- could have had a slightly different premise. The original idea centered on two girls, Daphne Vasquez and Bay Kennish, who discover they were switched at birth, but creator Lizzy Weiss admitted that incorporating deaf culture into the story added another layer. "The network and I decided to make the stakes even higher," Weiss said. / Hollywood Reporter
STORIES TRUMP SOUND AT SEATTLE DEAF FILM FESTIVAL
Kicking off March 30 through April 1, the Seattle Deaf Film Festival -- the first of its kind in the Northwest -- hopes to create a truly one-of-a-kind movie experience for people unable to hear the action on screen. UW’s ASL and Deaf Studies Program has partnered with Deaf Spotlight, a nonprofit that focuses on the culture and creativity of the deaf community, to make this festival happen. / KOMO
QUESTFEST, THE EXTRAORDINARY FOUR-WEEK VISUAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, RETURNS
QuestFest 2012, the biannual premier international visual theatre festival produced by Quest will return to the Baltimore/Washington area. Festival performances begin the first week of March and the festival gets into full swing March 25-April 8, 2012, with a two-week long festival of performances and workshops in venues and schools throughout the area. / QuestFest
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DEAF BASKETBALL TEAM MAKING A STATEMENT
Communication is crucial in all sports, especially basketball. So imagine not being able to talk to your coach or teammates during the game. It’s a reality for Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf’s girls basketball team. They may have the quietest basketball practice in the state of Minnesota but, despite the almost complete silence coming from the coach and players, there is still plenty of communication taking place. / CBS Minnesota
Essex Junction, VT
BRIAN F. BARKYOUMB
Brian F. Barkyoumb, passed away unexpectedly due to a sudden illness on Saturday January 21, 2012. He was 38 years old. Brian was born June 9, 1973 in Burlington, the son of Carol (Campbell) and Frank Barkyoumb. He attended schools in Richmond, Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Massachusetts and graduated from Mount Mansfield Union High School. Then he went on to attend RIT in Rochester, New York. From there he accepted a position at IBM. He later accepted a Quality Control position at Twincraft Soaps in Winooski, where he continued to work up until his death. / ObitsforLife.com
Hollie Jones, 48, of Lubbock died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at her home in Lubbock. Hollie was born on Nov. 12, 1963, in Amarillo. Born profoundly deaf, Hollie began formal speech, language and lip- reading education at the Amarillo Speech and Hearing Center under the direction of Buddy Stephens. In 1965, she became the international poster child for the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf. / Amarillo Globe-News
ALENNA CHERISH HADLOCK
Born September 28, 2011, passed away on December 27, 2011. Survived by her parents, Richard and Sara Hadlock; sisters, Hope and Faith Hadlock, and Julissa Howle; aunt, Julie Reis; grandparents, Jeanne and Steve Reis, and Connie Hadlock. A memorial service will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, at Holy Cross Deaf Lutheran Church, 360 Morse Road, Columbus. / The Columbus Dispatch
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FACULTY POSITION OPENING
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
Northridge, California 91330
Department: Deaf Studies
Effective Date of Appointment:
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor (Two Tenure-Track Positions)
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, American Sign Language (ASL), or closely related field of study. ABD candidates will be considered, but doctorate must be completed by the time of appointment (August 2012). General knowledge of linguistic principles of ASL and an understanding of sign language interpreting processes with ASL as the foundation. Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies. Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated evidence of recent scholarly publications or equivalencies and activities or evidence of potential for such scholarly accomplishments. Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people. Evidence of positive relationships and collegiality with university students, staff, and colleagues. Evidence of participation in ASL/Deaf Studies and Deaf community organizations on local, state, and national levels. Commitment to the Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights. Native/native-like fluency in ASL. Basic understanding of curriculum development. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.
CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
Responsibilities: Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses. The standard teaching load is twelve (12) units per semester (plus committee assignments). A reduced load will be assigned during the first year of teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department (including curriculum and program development); engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field; serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and to participate in other service as needed.
Application Process: Applicants should submit: (1) a letter of application that includes statements of teaching and research interests, (2) a current curriculum vitae that includes educational background, prior teaching experience, and evidence of scholarship and/or related professional experience, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness/potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available), (4) photocopies of all earned degrees and certificates, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.
Application Deadline: Screening to begin on February 24, 2012. Position to remain open until filled.
Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Flavia S. Fleischer, Chair
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8265
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students (27,000 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 70 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 1 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report-2009.pdf. Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.
Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.
The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual identity, sexual orientation, sexual expression, gender, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.
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Purple Communications is one of the nation's largest providers of communication services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled communities. As a leading provider of onsite interpreting services, video relay and text relay services, and video remote interpreting, the Company delivers a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers.
Purple Communications’ vision is to improve the quality of life of its customers by being their premier provider of high quality, innovative communication services that break down communications barriers.
The Compliance Analyst acts as staff to the Compliance Director and the Chief Legal Officer and is responsible for monitoring and reporting results of corporate compliance programs to the Compliance Director. In addition the Compliance Analyst will provide support to the Compliance Director in review of Company programs and communications, and will assist in the day-to-day management and continuing implementation of the Company’s Compliance plans and policies.
This position ensures management and employees are in compliance with the applicable rules of relevant regulatory agencies, that company policies and procedures are being followed and that behavior in the organization meets the company’s standards of conduct. This position exists to support, together with the Compliance Director, a direct channel of communication to receive and direct compliance issues to appropriate resources for investigation and resolution and as an internal resource with whom concerned parties may communicate.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
-- Design, produce, maintain and track Compliance Training program
-- Work directly with managers and employees across the Company as a liaison
-- Assessment and review of content
-- Technical troubleshooting
-- Answer questions on Purple corporate policies and compliance rules as they relate to content
-- Tracking deadlines and completion status
Compliance Hotline and Investigations
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-- Conduct investigations reporting the results of those investigations to Compliance Director
-- Articulate core Purple Compliance policies to staff identifying urgent issues that need to be elevated to Compliance Director
-- Assist with review of Purple corporate programs, marketing collateral, communications, and related documents as pertain to regulatory issues and/or industry best practices
-- Analysis and Review of Reports
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Call Escalation Process
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-- Review and respond to subpoena requests
-- Support internal compliance audits and lead audits of programs and services providing oversight of projects
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As directed by the Compliance Director, the Compliance Analyst will provide support on a variety of projects in the day-to-day operations of Compliance Department.
SUMMARY OF REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate should demonstrate a high level of competency and knowledge of best practices in regulatory and legal environments, including accuracy, confidentiality, and ethical compliance.
-- Strong writing, verbal, and research
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