June 15, 2005
Vol. 1 No. 35
Editor: Tom Willard
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NTID NOTES 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF LBJ BILL SIGNING
Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the day President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed a bill to create the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle reported. To mark the occasion, NTID dedicated a garden in honor of the school's first director, Robert Frisina, who served from 1967 to 1979. NTID is one of eight colleges of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and some 5,500 students have graduated since the school's first class of 70 students arrived on campus in 1968. Today, about 1,200 students attend NTID or receive support services while attending RIT's other colleges, and another 100 are enrolled in the interpreter training program. Said RIT President Albert Simone, who has signed his own commencement addresses, "Our hearing population has learned that NTID students can be the best students in class, the best athletes on the field and the most fun to have at parties."
NEW JERSEY MAN GETS 35 YEARS IN PRISON FOR MURDER
Kevin Spragg Jr., 22, was sentenced to 35 years in state prison Friday for the August 2004 murder of Edward Woodside III, the Gloucester County Times (Woodbury, N.J.) reported. Woodside, described in court documents as hearing impaired, was struck in the head with a computer monitor and died from blunt force trauma after confronting Spragg, who had entered his Paulboro, N.J. home to steal coins. At his sentencing, Spragg heard from Woodside's daughter, 28-year-old Nikki Surber of Washington, D.C., who is also hearing impaired. Surber said she first met her father for a brief time when she was 11, and she had been trying to contact him again when she learned of his death. "I was robbed of the chance to give my father a second chance," she said. "I can never have my father in my life. I waited too long."
JURY AGREES WITH MAN EARNING $5.51 AN HOUR -- HE'S UNDERPAID
Eduardo Quiroga deserves $170,000 in back pay and for pain and suffering, an El Paso, Texas jury decided last week. Quiroga, 43, sued his employer, class ring maker Jonsil Manufacturing Corp., after learning that co-workers were earning up to twice as much in wages. Quiroga, who cannot hear or speak, was earning $5.51 an hour after more than 20 years on the job. Company manager David Cervantes denied that Quiroga's disability was a factor in determining his pay, but said the company "will abide by the decision and will be glad to put this behind us and move forward." A formal ruling from Judge Carlos Villa is expected July 6, the El Paso Times reported, and Quiroga continues to work for the company.
SHERIFF IN UTAH INVESTIGATING TREATMENT OF HOMELESS WOMAN
Beaver County (Utah) Sheriff Kenneth Yardley is investigating an incident in which his deputies dumped a deaf homeless woman in neighboring Millard County early in the morning of May 30. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Michelle Bradford, 39, was cited for trespassing, driven into the next county and left at a Cove Fort service station. "Why it happened I haven't had a clue," said Millard County Sheriff Ed Phillips, who planned to speak to his colleagues to the south. Dropping off transients at the county line was common 20 or 30 years ago, Phillips said, but it is largely a thing of the past. Transients are a problem for rural law enforcement, he added; neither Beaver nor Millard county has a homeless shelter.
SUPERVISOR OF SCHOOL IN TEXAS ARRESTED ON SHOPLIFTING CHARGE
The supervisor of the Regional Day School for the Deaf in Longview, Texas was arrested for shoplifting at a local mall over the weekend. Laura Lott, 56, was charged with theft and released on $500 bond a few hours later, the Longview News-Journal reported. An arrest report revealed that an off-duty uniformed officer working at Dillard's department store told police that Lott had intentionally taken and concealed property worth $226.99. Lott has worked for Longview schools since 1987, and currently supervises the school that educates deaf and hard-of-hearing students from a 20-county area in East Texas. The school district was informed of the arrest Monday and is still investigating, said superintendent Dana Marable.
BROWN UNIVERSITY CHANGES MIND, ASL PROGRAM WILL STAY
Brown University has reinstated its American Sign Language program after shutting it down in February. The reversal resulted from months of protests that included hundreds of letters from around the world and threats by alumni to end their contributions. According to advocate Willa Ives Mamet, pro-ASL T-shirts and buttons were distributed and some students even threatened their enrollment in the Providence, R.I. school. As a result, she said, 'Brown University's administration listened. They read your letters. They saw the support. And they changed their decision." As of September, Brown will have a fully-funded ASL program with a full-time faculty member. "For everyone who helped," said Mamet, "a thousand thanks."
98-YEAR-OLD ILLINOIS WOMAN INJURED IN BRUTAL HOME INVASION
Three teens have been arrested in the beating and robbery of a 98-year-old Springfield, Ill. woman who is nearly blind and deaf. Margaret Geldrich suffered numerous injuries in the attack, including broken bones in her face and arm and a dislocated shoulder. According to Evansville's WFIE, someone broke into her home last week and stole jewelry and other items. Bruce Lloyd, 18, and Danny Kuehner, 17, have been charged with attempted murder, home invasion and other charges. They are each being held on $2-million bond. A third suspect, aged 15, is facing similar charges.
NAD CALLS SEATTLE FUNDRAISING GALA A GREAT SUCCESS
The National Association of the Deaf announced this week that its fundraising gala in Seattle on May 21 was a great success. More than 70 NAD supporters gathered for the event at the elegant Mayflower Park Hotel, where keynote speaker Gertrude Galloway, a former NAD president, talked about the history of the organization and her vision for the future of the American deaf community. The fundraiser was part of the NAD's yearlong celebration of its 125th anniversary, and future plans call for fundraisers on Sept. 17 in Baltimore, Md. and next spring in Cincinnati, where the organization held its first convention in 1880.
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SCOTLAND TRIBUNAL UPHOLDS DISCRIMINATION CLAIM
An employment tribunal in Scotland has upheld a discrimination claim filed by the family of a deaf government worker who committed suicide last year. Nigel Osborn-Clarke was performing fully up to standard for Inland Revenue, the tribunal found, when in October 2003 he came under investigation for "computer misuse" after admitting to accessing his wife's file. The investigation dragged on several months, and on February 2, 2004 Osborn-Clarke hanged himself. According to The Scotsman, the tribunal found Inland Revenue in violation of the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act for failing to provide Osborn-Clarke with an interpreter for training on the organization's policy on computer misuse. The family will now seek damages.
FIVE QUIT U.K. SCHOOL TO PROTEST HIRING OF HEADTEACHER
Five governors at the Doncaster School for the Deaf (U.K.) have quit the board after the private school's trustees hired David Muir as headteacher. Paul Phillips, ex-chairman of governors, said he gave up his position because he was not consulted about the appointment or allowed to see Muir's contract. "I was unhappy with the procedures," he told the Yorkshire Post. The governors had recommended that the job be given to Jennifer Lupton, who had been serving as acting head for three months. Head of trustees Bobbie Roberts called the resignations "unfortunate" and added that the trustees are working with the remaining governors to support Muir in his new position. Muir told the Post that he has a lot of experience working in deaf education and has two "very high achieving deaf children" himself.
BURGLARY REPORTED AT CENTER FOR BLIND AND DEAF CHILDREN
Tens of thousands of pounds worth of equipment was discovered stolen when staff arrived for work June 6 at the Sensory Inclusion Service in Wellington, U.K. According to the Shropshire Star, the burglary has left the center unable to fit youngsters with hearing aids or provide other services to blind and deaf children in Telford. Also missing was hundreds of pounds of cash, some of it donations to help with the center's operation costs. Police are investigating and appealed to the public for information.
AUSTRALIAN TRAFFIC COPS ARREST MAN WANTED IN BRITAIN SINCE 1999
When traffic police in Sydney, Australia pulled over Donald William Keady's car Sunday night to see why his car had no plates, they made a startling discovery. Keady, in addition to having a blood alcohol level of 0.10 and driving an uninsured and unregistered car, had a warrant out for his arrest on charges of stealing at least $50,000 (Aust.) from a British charity for the deaf and blind. According to The Australian, Keady had been wanted since 1999 for disappearing with money that 28 members of the charity DeafBlind UK had paid him and business partner Michelle Chapman for a package holiday to Spain. The pair allegedly fled to Australia two days before the vacation was to begin, with an additional $100,000 of clients' money from the travel agency they operated. British investigators plan to travel to Australia to seek Keady's extradition.
NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION SAYS INTERPRETER DIDN'T INTERPRET
The Nigerian National Association of the Deaf issued a statement last weekend commending leaders of a national conference for providing interpreters but calling one of the interpreters "a complete charlatan." According to the statement, the unidentified male interpreter "has never for once made a single correct interpretation of any speech. He is only making caricature signs or mock interpretation to deceive the gullible public." The statement went on to say that what is "most disturbing is that ... someone has the audacity to come out and shamelessly deceive a highly constituted body like the Confab, perhaps for the sheer greed to make some quick money by parading himself for what he is not."
PHYSICIAN IN INDIA SAID TO INVENT MEDICINE TO CURE DEAFNESS
The New India Press reported yesterday
on a physician in Bangalore who claims to have invented herbal medicines that
can cure several diseases and disabilities, "including deaf and dumbness."
Dr. V. Ashok Kumar, a former printer, told reporters that his coconut-oil-based
concoction was successful in treating his own son, who was born deaf. Kumar
has over 20 years of experience in the field and claims to have come up with
medicines to treat skin diseases, hair problems and cracks in heels. A local
company, Durga and Company, has been given exclusive rights to market the products.
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LIFE & LEISURE
THIRD-GRADERS RAISE NEARLY $25,000 TO ASSIST 3-YEAR-OLD BOY
Two dozen third-graders from Prospect Sierra Elementary School in El Cerrito, Calif. have successfully raised nearly $25,000 to allow Samuel Brown of Oakland to enter preschool this summer at the Berkeleys Center for the Education of the Infant Deaf (CEID). According to the Pleasanton Tri-Valley Herald, the students donated tooth fairy money, emptied piggy banks, sold handmade jewelry and held a bike-a-thon to keep Samuel, 3, at the private special education center through January. Samuel's mother, who has 10 children ranging in age up to 25, could not afford to pay the center's tuition when state funding ran out. The third-graders, who had met Samuel through CEID's hearing buddies program, were devastated by the news but soon came up with a fundraising plan, said Jill Ellis, the center's director. Said Samuel's mother: "They care about him. They wanted him to stay."
COCHLEAR IMPLANTEE PUBLISHES MEMOIR TITLED 'REBUILT'
Michael Chorost watched in "dreamlike silence" when terrorists struck on September 11, 2001, having had cochlear implant surgery just five days earlier. He had been born with a hearing loss, a victim of the 1964 rubella epidemic, but was able to function with hearing aids. Suddenly in July 2001, though, he lost the rest of his hearing while on a business trip. Chorost, 40, has just published a memoir of his experience titled "Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human" (Houghton Mifflin). According to a review this week in Tech Central Station of Washington, D.C., Chorost had once been a computer geek but began to see the technology as isolating and addictive, which increased his anxiety about having computer equipment installed in his body. However, he now believes his cochlear implant has made him a better person, more thoughtful and inclined to listen.
KDES STUDENTS TAKE SECOND PLACE IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEST
Students from the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School in Washington, D.C. have placed second among 57 schools from around the world in this year's Global Virtual Classroom contest. The contest challenges schools to build websites that are judged on their content and presentation. The KDES students used the Internet to work with students from schools in New Zealand and Canada to create a website called Backyard Animals -- "wild, tame, native and non-native animals living in our countries." The students plan to buy digital video equipment with the $500 award money. To see their site, go to http://gvc04.virtualclassroom.org/gvc04c06/.
NEW BOOK STUDIES IMPACT OF HEARING LOSS ON RELATIONSHIPS
Clinical audiologist Richard Carmen
has come out with a new book, "How Hearing Loss Impacts Relationships,
Motivating Your Loved One." Published by Auricle Ink Publishers, the book
is designed to help loved ones with hearing problems make the transition from
"struggling to hear" to "hearing independence." According
to the author, untreated hearing loss is a major contributor toward family friction
and unhappiness, and 80 percent of America's 28 million citizens with hearing
impairments do not seeking hearing aids or other treatment. Carmen urges family
members to stop being enablers and focus on his eight steps to go from resentment
to rekindling passion. The book is available in bookstores and online dealers
for $15.95, and sample chapters can be seen at www.hearingproblems.com.
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'FATHER OF THE INTERNET' RECEIVES AWARD IN SAN FRANCISCO
Vint Cerf, often called "the father of the Internet," was in San Francisco last week to receive the prestigious Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery. His former research partner, Robert Kahn, was also on hand to share in the $100,000 prize. In 1973, Cerf and Kahn created a way for computers to communicate with one another, laying the groundwork for what is now the Internet. Cerf, 61, works for MCI in the Washington, D.C. area and is chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit group that coordinates Web names. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Cerf was born with a hearing loss and has worn hearing aids since adolescence. "Hearing aid technology has gotten better faster than my loss has gotten worse," he said. "So I've functioned as a more or less hearing person."
STARBUCKS AWARDS $25,000 TO DEAFHOPE FOR CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
Starbucks has awarded a $25,000 grant to DeafHope to launch its Children's Violence Healing and Prevention Program. DeafHope, a Hayward, Calif. agency that works to eradicate domestic and sexual violence in the deaf community, was one of 14 grant recipients from over 1,100 applications received by Starbucks' Grants for Giving program. The money will fund weekly support groups, parenting classes, art therapy and a film on child abuse in the deaf community. Starbucks also provides an employee ambassador to work with each grant recipient. Praxy Orduno-Arcia, a deaf assistant manager at the Alameda Starbucks, has been assigned to work with DeafHope. She will organize a group of volunteers to help at an upcoming golf charity event and with a dinner benefit at the Oakland Zoo in February, 2006. For more information, visit www.deaf-hope.org.
MONICA SOUKUP WINS FACULTY AWARD FROM AUGUSTANA COLLEGE
Monica Soukup is this year's recipient of the Student Association's Faculty Recognition Award from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., the Argus Leader reported Monday. Soukup, an assistant professor of education for the deaf and hard of hearing, previously taught elementary and junior high students at the South Dakota School for the Deaf for 23 years. She's an Augustana alumna herself, having earned bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary and special education from the school. The award, presented annually to an outstanding Augustana faculty member, is based on student nominations and considers standards of excellence, values and character.
GALLAUDET STUDENT TO INTERN WITH CALIFORNIA SENATOR
Gallaudet University student Andrew
Phillips will be spending his summer on Capitol Hill. Phillips, a California
native, is one of eight students selected for the 2005 Mitsubishi Electric America
Foundation/AAPD Congressional Internship Program. The paid summer internship
program was launched three years ago to provide college students with disabilities
the opportunity to learn firsthand about the legislative and political process.
Phillips, a government major who will graduate next spring, will be working
in the office of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
NEIL DIAMOND REVEALS HIS GIRLFRIEND IS 70 PERCENT DEAF
Veteran entertainer Neil Diamond revealed recently that Rachel Farley, his girlfriend of nine years, is 70 percent deaf. "I'm not sure that Rachel can hear any of my music, but she likes me anyway," Diamond said in Contact Music (Leeds, U.K.). "There are only certain frequencies she can tune into ... I can't imagine what she hears when she listens to my songs." Diamond, 64, and Farley, 34, met in 1996 when the singer was touring Australia. He had kept quiet about Farley's disability for years, but recently opened up while touring England.
FINAL JEOPARDY QUESTION STUMPS ALL THREE CONTESTANTS
One day on "Jeopardy" last week, the popular TV game show ended with a Final Jeopardy category of "Charitable Work." The clue, given in answer format, was "Ray Charles raised money for this, saying, 'To me, it's the worst thing in the world.'" All three contestants gave the wrong answer: "What is blindness?" Host Alex Trebek, noting that Charles was a blind musician, then gave the correct response: "What is deafness?"
FILMMAKER'S THESIS PROJECT WINS BRONZE IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
"Listen" is the name of
Kimby Caplan's master's thesis documentary, reported the Dallas Morning News,
and it's what the deaf filmmaker strives to do every day. On Sunday night in
Beverly Hills, Calif., Caplan, a graduate student at Southern Methodist University,
captured the bronze medal and $2,000 at the Student Academy Awards sponsored
by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The 31-year-old filmmaker
was one of 12 winners who beat out hundreds of contestants to qualify as finalists
in the competition. "Listen" usages footage of Caplan as a child in
the 1970s working with speech therapist Doreen Pollack, who coincidentally died
last week. She earned a different kind of reward when she screened the film
for a cochlear-implant support group recently, and they loved it. "They
told me, 'That was my life up there,'" she said.
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81-YEAR-OLD ATHLETE WINS 300TH SENIOR GAMES MEDAL
Ruth Seeger, 81, won her 300th Senior Games medal Thursday in Pittsburgh, winning gold in the long jump in the women's 80-84 age group with a leap of 7 feet, 10-3/4 inches. Sports have always been Seeger's life, the Tribune-Review reported, despite her mother's long-ago attempts to steer her into more "ladylike" pursuits. Seeger, who is deaf, started her career as a physical education teacher and coach at the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin. She led track teams to eight different World Games for the Deaf and was a four-time USA Deaf Track and Field coach of the year. Seeger retired in 1986 after 36 years at the Texas school, which named the gymnasium in her honor. Soon after winning her 300th medal last week, she won her 301st, in shotput. She dedicated it to her husband, Julian, who had recently suffered a heart attack but insisted she compete in the Games. "He's always encouraged me," she said. "He's a wonderful man."
SERTOMA FANTASY BASEBALL CAMP ATTRACTS RECORD 45 PLAYERS
A record 45 children took part in
the fourth annual Sertoma Fantasy Baseball Camp for hearing-impaired Central
Florida children, the Daily Sun reported last week. The three-day camp took
place at a recreation center in The Villages, Fla., and among the volunteer
coaches was Warner St. John, who worked for 36 years at the Florida School for
the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine. "It's wonderful for deaf kids
to be involved in a different environment," St. John told a reporter. "They
don't feel like they're isolated. They have the skills, they improve and they
can play with the hearing kids." Sertoma club president Dick Hoffman agreed.
"They've grown immensely, not only in physical stature, but also in their
ability to play," he said. "You can see the difference."
LAS VEGAS TO HOST DEAF POKER TOURNAMENT IN OCTOBER
Plans have been announced for the first annual Las Vegas World Deaf Poker Tournament. Using "No Limit Texas Hold'em" style, the event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 12 starting at 6 p.m. at the Palms Casino Resort, 4321 West Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nev. A maximum of 300 seats are available. The entry fee is $100 and buy-in is $200. (Buy-in entitles player to 5000 chips.) All of the buy-in fees will go toward prizes, and organizers expect to award $60,000 in prize money, with $12,000 for first prize, based on 300 entries. The entry deadline is Oct. 1. For details, go to www.poker.deaflasvegas.com.
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Hamilton VRS (HIPVRS) is seeking professional installers to support deaf and hard-of-hearing customers with installing the DVC-1000 videophones, routers, and webcams. These individuals will be responsible for troubleshooting network issues and training customers how to place video relay calls. This is a contract position.
Excellent communication skills and a good understanding of deaf culture to be able to provide strong customer service to HIPVRS’ customers
Ability to report service-related issues and communicate with the HIP VRS technical support department
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Ability to effectively communicate in sign language (American Sign Language (ASL) preferred)
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Other needs as assigned
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8555 16th Street, Suite 300, Silver Spring, MD, 29010
(301) 565-0366 (Fax)
Please indicate the position name in the subject line of the e-mail or in a cover letter. Feel free to distribute this vacancy announcement.
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Review proofs for inconsistencies in borders, headers and footers and font substitution.
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Performs other additional duties as directed by the Art Manager.
High School diploma or equivalent
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Experience working with the deaf community is mandatory. Must be familiar with deaf culture and American Sign Language to communicate effectively with deaf consumers.
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