just FYI to anyone trying to get in touch with me. hopefully be replaced this week.
fri, apr 28 @ 7:00pm. tribeca talks: t bone burnett.
sun, apr 30 @ 10:00am. truly embedded: candid cameras & the secret lives
sun, apr 30 @ noon. tribeca talks: morgan freeman.
mon, may 1 @ 7:00pm. downloading at a screen near you.
tue, may 2 @ 1:00pm. what would jesus... direct?
thu, may 4 @ 7:00pm. adelante mujeres: latinas at the helms.
all events are 90 minutes long and cost $20.
No other university that I’ve attended or heard of would shut down for an entire day just for a presentation by a presidential candidate. Still, I’m sure that whoever went first would have to sacrifice something in the short-term. Short of having a debate/longer forum, I don’t think there’s any easy way to resolve this.
Okay, isn’t that already what we all want? I wanted to hear something new. Something bold.
He threw in some great gems, though. “Working at Gallaudet is not a job; it is a mission.” “We are past capital-D deaf.” “We must serve all deaf with mutual respect for all.”
Oh, and he quoted my most favorite Talmud quote ever, “He who saves one person saves the world.”
But still - I didn’t feel his vision. I’m still not sure what it was.
Well, what do you think needs reform at Gallaudet? I’d like to see:
*A commitment to recruiting teachers in departments which have suffered from lack of people such as physics and other science depts.
*A commitment to encouraging the development of Deaf-centered technology
*A strategy for dealing with the coming generation of Deaf individuals most of whom will have cochlear implants - we need to find ways to continue to make Gallaudet attractive to all Deaf people.
*A commitment to exploring that “the Deaf nation may have many tribes” (if I can quote myself)
The Deaf community is changing. The direction the University will take in the next few years is crucial. We need leadership and unity. We need respect and recognition of difference while at the same time noting similarity.
The deaf community in Sabah have finally got their own club. Located at the YMCA KK premises in Damai here, it was officially opened on Sunday by Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun, who was represented by his assistant Jahid Jahim.
Masidi, in his speech, said the deaf possess the strength and capabilities and have a big task towards the development of many areas, including sports and various sectors, if only they are willing to use and share their talents.
The Department of Education was responsible for distributing about $2 million in grants annually for deaf cultural programs -- but the money has suddenly dried up, The New York Times reported. Ed. - "suddenly dried up", no. Somebody actively had to cut this. This is what you call "neutral" language where they try to find ways to talk about something without blaming people. Just FYI.
No one seems to know who pulled the plug on the funding or why it was done.
Sens. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, have been trying to restore the funding, which was part of a program to provide equal education opportunities for people with disabilities, the newspaper said.
Among the endangered programs across the country is the Washington-based National Theater of the Deaf, which has not seen any federal funds since mid-2005.
A tree fell on a group of deaf tourists in the central Italian town of L'Aquila yesterday, killing a 47-year-old man and injuring seven people who could not hear a bus driver's cry of alarm.
Sign language expert K S Chandramouli, who is in city along with his hearing impaired wife and 10-year-old son to deliver a lecture organised by the Mook Badhir Mandal, intends to fuel some enthusiasm among the hearing impaired to make efforts to popularise the Sign language and wants people handling public services to understand the language to help the deaf.
‘‘Audiologist, medical researchers, speech therapists do not always encourage deaf to express in Sign language freely. But they try their best to make deaf behave like hearing people whereas Sign language is our natural language,’’ said Chandramouli.
Chandramouli believes that even though all human emotions could be conveyed through Sign language. He has trained his son to understand English and Kannada along with Sign language. ‘‘We want corporates bodies as well as people handling public services to understand our special needs. We need at least one interpreter to help deaf people in railway stations, airports, RTO and VMC offices,’’ said Chandramouli.
Chief among the complaints presented to the panel was the continuing difficulty of communication experienced during hospital visits and we all agreed that more deaf awareness training was needed along with improved electronic displays on the lines of airport lounges. It's difficult to relax in a crowded waiting room, hoping a nurse will come at the right moment to tap us on the shoulder when our names are called.
Great things are expected of the classes being run for second year medical students at Queen's, where they learn basic sign language as well as instruction in deaf awareness and RNID director Brian Symington told us funds have been provided to increase the numbers from 20 to 40 each year.
Christchurch City Council information technology staff and disability advisor Karen Rickerby have assisted the society in supplying and setting up equipment to process and show internet webcast coverage and interpretation of the NZSL Bill’s final stage before it goes to the Governor General to be signed into law.
According to the Office for Disability Issues, about 28,000 New Zealanders use NZSL and there are at least 210,000 deaf or hearing impaired people in the country. Sign languages are not universal and NZSL is unique to New Zealand. Among other things, it includes signs that express concepts from Maori culture.
Work has been under way for about 20 years to have the language officially recognised.
The team from Colorado State University (CSU), led by Dr. Bill Gray and Philip Klotzbach, predict 17 named storms (average is 9.6), 9 hurricanes (6 is average), and 5 intense hurricanes (average is 2.3). The net activity for the season is expected to be 95% higher than normal. The entire Caribbean and U.S. coast is at above-normal risk for a strike by a major hurricane, with the U.S. East Coast (including the Florida Peninsula) at 64% risk, and the Gulf Coast at 47% risk. There is an 81% chance that at least one major hurricane will strike the U.S. coast. However, it is statistically unlikely that this coming season will have as many major hurricane U.S. landfall events as we saw in 2004-2005.
Bullock said the fault wouldn't be at the local level: "Some of our state and local governments have made great strides, and we have excellent state and local emergency managers. But, if we have a major hurricane, their assets are going to be overwhelmed, as we saw in Katrina, and they're going to look to FEMA and the federal government. The question is, will the federal government be there? And who will be in charge? We currently don't even have a (permanent) head for FEMA."
She added: "I don't think there's a prospect of (the system) being fixed until the administration and the Department of Homeland Security make a commitment to helping people in disasters. During the '90s, FEMA worked. FEMA was there to help people. They knew they could count on the government. I don't think anybody, now, can count on the government being there for them during times of disaster.
9.5 (somewhere in november)
i am learning to guess
the words in stories my father tells
(there is a system to good mornings, too.) it itches.
never take it off. never
take it off (and everyone
at school outside seems determined to, to
look at the little miracle) i was guessing
already without it (off take it) even
this young i am looking forward
to night and the sounds of my own skull
In the eyes of his mother, Timmy Kitrel is a "typical little 7-year-old." Using a touch-screen device to communicate, the first-grader in the Fort Zumwalt School District can identify animals and spell his name.
Timmy, who has cerebral palsy, has made great progress, partly because of the occupational, physical and speech-language therapy he receives through Medicaid, said his mother, Kathy Kitrel of St. Peters.
But she's not sure how she and her husband will keep the services going. Timmy and his two siblings are among about 800 children a month in Missouri who are being dropped from Medicaid because of a new, little-noticed law.
CONDOLEEZZA Rice yesterday refused to rule out an Iraq-style invasion of Iran.
The US Secretary of State said America was "committed" to pursuing a diplomatic solution to the clash with Iran over its nuclear programme.
But she made clear: "The president of the United States doesn't take his options off the table."