September 25, 2013
Vol. 9, No. 47
Editor: Tom Willard
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6 CHILDREN TAKEN FROM HOME STREWN WITH RAZORS, ROTTEN FOOD AND ANIMAL FECES
Six children ages 4 to 13 were taken by Child Protective Services after a police officer found animal feces and urine, razor blades, saws, rotten food and exposed wires in their parents’ Southwestside home. Police were called at about 6 p.m. Sunday to a house in the 2800 block of South Rybolt Avenue to check on the welfare of the children living there. The parents, a 39-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, yelled at the officer outside the house and signed to him aggressively. Both parents are deaf, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report. / Indianapolis Star
DEAF-MUTE CAPITAL MURDER SUSPECT INCAPABLE OF STANDING TRIAL
A years-long capital murder case that has slowly worked its way toward trial ground to a halt on its criminal track Thursday afternoon in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court — but the case is not over yet. Oswaldo Martinez has been held in various state mental hospitals since his February 2005 arrest on charges he raped then strangled 16-year-old Brittany Binger. Martinez’s case has vexed prosecutors and defense attorneys alike: He’s a deaf-mute illegal immigrant from El Salvador who has not demonstrated he can understand the charges against him, let alone help in his defense. / Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
DEAF CYCLIST WRAPS UP CHARITY RIDE AT MARLINS PARK
A Maryland man’s 175-day bicycle journey to raise awareness about cochlear implants wrapped up Tuesday at Marlins Park with a finale party, but not exactly the way he had intended for it to end. Twenty-four-year-old Jacob Landis, who is deaf, was struck Saturday on U.S. 27 while cycling toward Miami. A witness said Landis was hit by a mirror of a Freightliner truck pulling a refrigerated trailer. Landis suffered a severe concussion, broken nose, a small fracture on each cheekbone, a chipped front tooth, a swollen right lip, and cuts and bruises on his nose and face. / CBS Miami
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SUED FOR NOT CAPTIONING SPORTING EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
An association that advocates for the deaf has sued the University of Maryland for not captioning public address announcements at on-campus sporting events. The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and Joseph B. Espo, an attorney with Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP in Baltimore, on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the University of Maryland College Park and several of its officials due to the fact that the university does not provide captioning of announcements and commentary made over the public address systems during athletic events at Byrd Stadium and the Comcast Center. / Baltimore News Journal
GUIDE DOG HELPS STUDENT AT SOUTHWEST
Matthew Pettit dreamed about Diezel long before the 67 pounds of jet black fur came into his life, back when he was a third-grader at Prescott Elementary and first heard the term guide dog. “I wanted it so bad I used to pretend like I had one,” said Pettit, now a 20-year-old senior at Southwest High School who has been blind and deaf since birth. He applied for a guide dog about a year ago, and his application was approved in February. The 18-month-old black Lab made his entrance July 14 at 1:30 p.m., when Pettit waited inside his home with a handful of treats. “It was almost like I won the lottery,” he said. / Lincoln Journal Star
West Hartford, CT
AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF OFFICIALLY THROWS OPEN THE NEW DOORS
A mix of alumni, past board members, staff and supporters turned out for the affair that celebrated the new state-of-art facility and the legacy of the nation’s oldest school for the deaf. “It’s impressive,” said past board president Booker DeVaughn, former president of Northwest Community College and part of the crowd that attended the formal ceremony Tuesday. / Hartford Courant
WASHINGTON SCHOOL FOR DEAF AUDITORIUM TO REOPEN
His hands and work apron speckled with paint, Guy Wonder, 68, bent over a piece of student artwork, two hands sculpted from wire. He's preparing to hang an exhibit featuring artwork created by every student at the Washington School for the Deaf. Wonder, who lives in Palm Springs, Calif., is serving as the school's artist-in-residence, helping students create artwork for the grand reopening of Lloyd Auditorium tonight [Sept. 24]. It's a homecoming for Wonder. / The Columbian
Fort Wayne, IN
DEAF BOY JENRI RIVERA HEARS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND SKYPES GUATEMALAN FAMILY
A 7-year-old boy from Guatemala received the gift of hearing on Monday and was soon moved to tears after hearing his parents speak for the very first time via Skype. Jenri Rivera, who was born deaf, was able to travel to America for treatment thanks to the Ray of Hope Medical Missions, a not-for-profit group in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Three years ago Jenri had met Erin Van Oordt of Grand Rapids, Michigan, when was working in Guatemala as a volunteer. / Daily Mail
Des Moines, IA
GOVERNOR RECOGNIZES DEAF AWARENESS WEEK
After arriving in Iowa seven years ago from the state of Washington, one University of Iowa deaf instructor noted the state had not had a week dedicated to hearing-impaired individuals since the early 1970s. Now, with the help of the Deaf Commission of Iowa, Bob Vizzini, a UI American Sign Language lecturer, is on a long journey, which included rewriting and perfecting the proclamation that was later passed. Gov. Terry Branstad issued an official state proclamation recognizing Deaf Awareness Week earlier this month. / The Daily Iowan
DEAF DOG ALERTS OWNER TO SUSPECTED BURGLAR IN SALEM
A friendly English Springer Spaniel named Bonnie, who also happens to be deaf, is being praised by her owner for helping him catch a suspected intruder in their Salem home. Dan Strasser said he heard Bonnie running around the living room at about 6 a.m. Saturday, so he got out of bed to see why she was so excited. "She smelled him because she does have a very good sense of smell," said Strasser. "She jumped up and got all excited thinking someone was there to play." / KPTY FOX 12
HPD ADDS DEAF HORSE TO PATROL
Katherine Richards, 24, embraces "Smash" after giving the Houston Police Foundation a $10,000 check to sponsor "Smash" to become a the newest member of HPD Mounted Patrol on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Houston. Katherine Richards spearheaded the fundraising efforts with her other special needs friends. The funds will sponsor "Smash" for two years, and girls plan to continue to fundraise money for the deaf horse. / Houston Chronicle
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Tamil Nadu, India
MAN TRAMPLED TO DEATH BY ELEPHANT WAS PARTIALLY DEAF
Colin Manvell, a wildlife photographer and tennis player, had left home ten days ago to travel to India for a three week trek. He was found by a friend minutes after being trampled by an elephant in a tiger reserve in the Nilgiri Hills, in Tamil Nadu on Thursday, as he searched for exotic birds to photograph. A friend of the former tennis champion, who is said to have spent his retirement tending his neighbours’ gardens, said it was “no surprise” if his hearing problem meant he had failed to hear an elephant approaching him from behind. / Telegraph
Montreal, QC, Canada
SIGN LANGUAGE THEATRE -- DEAF SNOW WHITE
Seeing Voices Montréal is a student-run theatre based at McGill University that uses theatre to raise Deaf awareness in the City of Montréal. Our first play "Deaf Snow White" is written by a Deaf director and our cast comprises of actors who are Deaf and hearing. The story is adapted with the integration of Deaf culture, and is not simply a sign-language version of the Brothers' Grimm tale. The audience will get the unique opportunity to live through the on-stage interactions and dialogues between the Deaf and hearing characters. / Aviva Community Fund
WEB CAM TO HELP DEAF PATIENTS AT BLACKBURN'S URGENT CARE CENTRE
A new webcam will ensure deaf patients receive better care at Blackburn’s urgent care centre, health chiefs have announced. Blackburn with Darwen Council and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has launched a pilot project to enable nurses to connect with a British Sign Language interpreter via a Skype video call, so they can translate on behalf of deaf patients and nursing staff when discussing symptoms and treatment. For the first time, it will give deaf patients the same access to services as other patients, and will also save the East Lancashire Deaf Society, and hospital, time and money. / Burnley and Pendle Citizen
DEAF ARSON VICTIMS GET NEW HOME THANKS TO BUSINESSMAN
A deaf sign language tutor whose home was severely damaged in an arson attack has found a new place to live and teach. Michael Broderick, who has been deaf since he was born, had to be rescued with his wife from their home last month after arsonists poured petrol inside the property and lit it. The fumes exploded, causing a blaze to spread throughout the bungalow, from which Michael also ran sign language classes. After hearing about the tragedy, businessman Tom Egan offered Michael a cottage attached to his garage at a reduced rent. / This is Leicestershire
DEAF STRIKER DANIEL AILEY SHOWS COURAGE TO DEFY THE ODDS
Daniel Ailey is not your average semi-professional footballer. The Thamesmead Town striker is completely deaf and he is one of the few people with the disability who plays in the mainstream paid ranks. Mead may play six levels below the hallowed turf of the Premier League but it is quite an achievement for someone who can’t shout for team-mates to pass him the ball. But how does a player get by in a sport where communication is so important? “I’m good at lipreading or you can write down instructions on a bit of paper before a game,” explains Daniel. / Bexley Times
DEAF BATH RUGBY STAR MAT GILBERT BACKS CHARITY CLIMB UP BT TOWER
The UK's only professional deaf sportsman, Bath Rugby player Mat Gilbert, is backing an 842-step charity climb up the BT Tower in London. He is urging people to join the climb to raise money for Action on Hearing Loss on October 25. After the challenge, participants can relax with a drink and a massage while taking in the views of the capital's skyline at the top. / This is Bath
KNITTING TOGETHER EPIC TALE OF DEAF RIDER'S ARCTIC ADVENTURE
As well as introducing his film to Berwick audiences on the fourth day of this year’s festival Matt Hulse is also keen to engage with the local community as he makes the Gymnasium Gallery his base for the next few weeks. Matt is the creative brains behind ‘Dummy Jim’, a film based on the words of profoundly deaf Scottish cyclist James Duthie. Duthie kept a diary account of his 1951 excursion to the Arctic Circle and Matt has taken these entries off the page and onto the big screen with Samuel Dore in the leading role. / Berwick Advertiser
West Sussex, England
DEAF DUO DEFY ODDS TO GAIN THEIR DEGREES
Two deaf students have defied the odds by graduating from Northbrook College Sussex with creative degrees as they look to take the next step in their lives. Andrew Mayes and Jason Gogos were supported along the way by the Worthing college’s sensory support coordinator Annie Rees and the college’s sensory support team. Annie, who is a teacher of the deaf, worked closely with the students, in particular on their dissertations. / The Argus
GIRL, 5, PASSES SIGN LANGUAGE EXAM SO SHE CAN COMMUNICATE WITH DEAF MUM
Little Evie Gavin signed her first word when she was 10 weeks old and now uses the skill to communicate with her mum Ayesha. Evie, from Weir, Lancashire, has now been shortlisted for a national award after she completed the Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language. She was nominated by leading deafness charity Signature, which runs signing courses. Her mother Ayesha said: "We're so proud of Evie. She's so very happy that she has passed. This is a fantastic achievement." / Daily Express
Whitecourt, AB, Canada
DEAF CHILD CHANGED FORMER LOCAL'S LIFE FOR BETTER
When Makiya was nine months old her parents, Kristin Trott and her husband Kelsey, were devastated to learn that their little girl was deaf. Trott’s mind ran through what her daughter’s future would be like. “Would she ever hear? Is she ever going to speak? You know, school, university, marriage. All of that stuff goes through your head,” Trott said. The family immediately started to learn about deafness and American Sign Language. / Whitecourt Star
Isle of Man
BARCLAYS LEARNS FROM NEWLY APPOINTED DEAF CHAMPION
Barclays Wealth and Investment Management employees received an insight into the worklife experiences of people with hearing impairments from Isle of Man Deaf Champion Gareth Foulkes. Gareth, who visited Barclays with his hearing dog Derfel, presented a report commissioned by the Manx Deaf Society and Deafway to employees. The report is based on the experiences of 25 people aged 18 to 86 living in the Isle of Man and 14 of their hearing relatives. / isleofman.com
INTEGRATION KEY TO HELP HEARING IMPAIRED KIDS: EXPERT
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is raising awareness among people about how important it is to give children with hearing disabilities an equal right to an effective and everyday learning environment. The activities will coincide with World Deaf Awareness Week, which this year focuses on equality for deaf people. Public events are set to be held to create awareness about early detection throughout the year in malls, hospitals and schools. / The Peninsula
RESPECT THE DEAF COMMUNITY
See us as human beings capable of achieving the same things that persons in mainstream society can achieve. This is the message that Coordinator of Deaf Awareness Week, Felicia Gaskin, would like to send to all Barbadians. Speaking to the Barbados Advocate at a workshop entitled “Working with Interpreters: Know Your Rights," she stated that given the same opportunities as persons in mainstream society, members of the deaf community can also reach great heights. / The Barbados Advocate
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The conference will begin on Thursday morning, March 13 and end with lunch on Saturday March 15, 2014. The Call for Proposals, Exhibit, Sponsor, and Registration forms are now available on the ADARA website www.adara.org. Workshop proposals are due by October 1, 2013. The Behavioral health Task Force for Persons who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, or Hard of Hearing of Allegheny County is co-hosting the 2014 Conference.
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LIFE & LEISURE
DEAF, BLIND AT HIKER GETS HELP IN BETHEL
A deaf and nearly blind hiker is nearing the end of his 2,185-mile hike of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, and several Bethel residents have been helping him out as he approaches his goal. Roger Poulin of Winthrop was born with Usher Syndrome, which affects vision and hearing and causes problems with balance. He is blind in one eye and has only tunnel vision in the other. He set out on his journey more than three years ago, accompanied by Roni Lepore of New Jersey, who serves as what is known as a special service provider. / Sun Journal
EVANS, WV WOMAN AND HER DAUGHTER SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT DEAFNESS
A young girl from Evans, WV who was born without hearing and her mother are on a mission to make life better for kids who are deaf. It is a struggle they said can be made easier with education and compassion. You wouldn't know by watching but Maria Harrah hasn't had much experience speaking in front of school groups. But she helped an organization called West Virginia Heart and Hands, by leading a game of Jeopardy Tuesday during an assembly at Shoals Elementary. All of the questions were geared toward helping students understand the challenges of a life without hearing. / WOWK 13
MSAD GRADUATE PROVES POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS FOR DEAF STUDENTS
Walking around campus at the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, Jody Olson couldn’t feel more at home. From the moment she enrolled in the school as a 14-year-old, a whole world of possibilities presented itself and Olson just never quite wanted to leave. “I decided to come (to Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf) in 9th grade and it was the best decision I ever made,” Olson said. “This school changed my life.” / Faribault Daily News
WAITING TO BE HEARD: ON BEING DEAF AND GAY
Hands and fingers move through the air with amazing speed and precision. I sit watching, hoping the weak smile on my face will mask my befuddlement. All I see in these movements is a blur; everyone else at the table sees jokes, anecdotes, and answers to the omnipresent dinner party question, “What have you been up to lately? I am at a birthday dinner for a deaf friend of my sister, and I am only one of two hearing people in attendance who doesn’t sign. / PopMatters
SEAWOLVES EMBRACE DEAF AWARENESS WEEK
It started out as a general education course to fill a void on her transcripts. Psychology student Katie Browning said after taking one American Sign Language course, she eventually took every ASL course offered by the university. “I had a deaf teacher who made it so much fun. She was so passionate, and I just fell in love,” said Browning, who is also the president of the ASL Club. UAA celebrates Deaf Awareness Week from Sept. 22-29. Browning said the ASL Club will host various events to bring together people, both deaf and hearing, to raise awareness about deaf people and Deaf culture. / The Northern Light
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MAKING COMPUTERS SMARTER, AND HELPING DEAF PEOPLE, TOO
A friend of mine is very hard of hearing. She does her best to put together what she can hear with what she can lip read and what she can extrapolate, and then she asks her conversational partners to repeat themselves as often as she can bear. One of the young researchers here is developing a solution that could make a big difference for people like her. Walter Lasecki of the University of Rochester (together with his advisor Jeffrey Bigham) is creating a system to transcribe conversations in real time, with no advance planning, for a fraction of the cost of a skilled human transcriber. / Scientific American
HARRIS COUNTY CERT RECOGNIZED FOR WORK WITH DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING COMMUNITY
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognized the Harris County Citizen Corps’ deaf and hard of hearing Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program with an honorable mention in the 2013 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards, for its dedication to making our communities safer, stronger and better prepared for any disaster or emergency. / Your Houston News
DUO DEVOTES TIME TO TRANSLATING FOR THE DEAF
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students gather for a 10 a.m. history class at the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus. Few notice Liane Fain or her coworker Cathy Belew sitting silently in the corner. Their only movement, a series of hand gestures and occasional glances toward each other and the professor. The two are sign language interpreters, whose only role in the class is to bring the hearing world to a deaf student. / Gainesville Times
Devils Lake, ND
SCHOOL EXPANDS REACH TO PROVIDE SERVICES STATEWIDE
Oncampus enrollment at the North Dakota School for the Deaf is less than two dozen, spanning elementary to middle school grades. That’s comparable to some of the smallest public schools in the state. But the services it provides reach thousands of North Dakotans through an outreach program that has been expanding rapidly over the past four years. Even the facility’s name has grown, to better reflect the broadening scope of its programs and services. / The Jamestown Sun
NEW BUILDING AT NTID BRINGS THE DEAF AND HEARING WORLDS TOGETHER
It's a special year for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The college at RIT is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year and the unveiling of a start-of-the-art building. Like the campus itself, the new Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall brings the deaf and hearing worlds together. It provides them with the tools to do research at the undergraduate level. / WHEC
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Los Angeles, CA
AN ASL-SIGNED ALGERNON FROM DEAF WEST AND MCCRAY
Charlie Gordon is now deaf. Yes, the main character in the many incarnations of Flowers for Algernon now signs instead of speaks, in the latest version of Daniel Keyes‘ tale of an intellectually disabled man who undergoes experimental surgery to increase his IQ to the level of a genius. It’s another signed-and-voiced adaptation from Deaf West Theatre, in a rental production at Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, working from the 1969 play by David Rogers (who died in June), directed by Matthew McCray, opening Saturday. / LA STAGE Times
ROCKY MOUNTAIN DEAF THEATRE'S 'ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST' TO OPEN 9/27
Rocky Mountain Deaf Theatre's (RMDT) Production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest "presents the stage play with an added layer of depth. Dale Wasserman's play, adapted from Ken Kesey's novel, paints a vision where the lost souls of patients of a mental institution manage to feel human when they are befriended by a rebellious new patient named McMurphy. In RMDT's production, the patients represent Deaf culture, and the staff members represent the hearing majority. / Broadway World
SPEAKEASY'S 'TRIBES' OPENS UP A WORLD OF DEAFNESS
One of the most satisfying things theater can do is open up communities that audiences don’t have much access to. This is what Nina Raine’s "Tribes" does so beautifully as it introduces us to two deaf people — Billy, who grew up deaf in a hearing family and learned to lip read but not use American Sign Language (ASL), and Sylvia, who grew up hearing in a deaf family, learned to sign, and is now going deaf. Naturally, the two meet, fall in love, and struggle to work out the sometimes enormous differences between their relationships to deafness and the deaf community. / The MetroWest Daily News
BASEBALLER DUMMY HOY REVISITED
Each year, I make my best pitch for the induction of William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. He definitely should be there. And what better time to make the pitch than right before the World Series? Hoy was deaf and one of the best outfielders ever. He played for the Washington Nationals, Louisville Colonels, Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds from 1888-1902. In that era, all deaf players had the nickname "Dummy." / Hernando Today
TENNESSEE ROLLS AGAINST SOUTH CAROLINA
Tennessee School for the Deaf took down South Carolina School for the Deaf & Blind 64-14 last week, the largest margin of any game. The Vikings led Mason-Dixon Deaf Football (8 Man) in scoring this week after putting up 64 points on the Hornets. Tennessee School for the Deaf's Rashard Witherspoon and Nakia Johnson have formed a dynamic duo this season, leading the league in both passing and receiving yards. Mississippi School for the Deaf's Darius Trice leads the league in rushing yards with 96. / MaxPreps
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PAHrtners Deaf Services is Expanding to Pittsburgh
NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PITTSBURGH AND GLENSIDE
PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults. Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!
As a result of our commitment to the Deaf/HoH community PAHrtners is rapidly growing and expanding. Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or professional with many years of experience in the field of human services, we have a career-building position waiting for you! E.O.E.
PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf culture to fill the following positions:
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-- STAFF INTERPRETER – Full Time; Glenside location
-- RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR – Full Time; Glenside location
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-- OFFICE MANAGER/INTERPRETER – Full Time; Pittsburgh location
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