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Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122-2848
(206) 322-4996 V/TTY
(206) 720-3251 FAX
Email: cscdhh@cscdhh.org
Interpreter Referral Service (206) 322-5551 V/TTY

GA Newsletter
October 1998
Vol. 17, No. 10

CSCDHH Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 15th
CSCDHH Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 30th CSCDHH Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Silent Games South are cancelled until further notice.

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Volunteers from Jean Healy

Hi Everyone! I’m working part-time, usually Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, as Volunteer Coordinator for all of CSCDHH’s programs and events. I am excited about this new challenge. I look forward to meeting the regular volunteers plus many more new ones.

Volunteers will be needed for the Silent Games, the After School Program, the GA Newsletter, Information & Referral Service, and coordinating SSPs (Support Service People) for deaf-blind people who want to attend CSCDHH’s events.

Why volunteer? People have different reasons for wanting to help out. Volunteering is a good way to share your skills, learn or improve new ones, fill up free time, meet people, feel good about giving your time. If you are interested to volunteer at CSCDHH, please contact me and we can set up a time to meet and discuss what you would like to do.

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I’m New! by Ariele Faulkner

Hello to you all! I am your new Community Advocate / Bookstore Coordinator. I’m excited to work for CSCDHH and many more organizations. I have experience with multi-culture as I am Asian Deaf. I will be working with diverse people such as Asians, African Americans, Hispanic, reaching out our services to them who may not know about our center. I will also educate other diversity organizations about our services at CSCDHH. The Community Advocacy program’s goal is to educate general public about accomodation needs and individual rights. I’m looking forward to meeting you all.

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Northwest Library on Deafness

We welcome you to our library at CSCDHH. It is open to the public during regular business hours.

When you look around the library you will see we have much more than great books. The library contains a wonderful 3 volume set of Gallaudet Encyclopedia of Deaf People and Deafness. It brings great stories about Deaf people making lives richer. Did you know we have a newspaper clipping file of Deaf drama, jobs, education, and individual people you know? There is also an A to Z file with all kinds of information about people, clubs, and much more.

What’s going on in the Deaf world? To keep you informed we have the latest issues of three newspapers: The NAD Broadcaster, Silent News and Newswaves as well as the popular magazine Deaf Life. So grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, and enjoy a good read.

How do you find what you are looking for? Our card file contains authors, titles and subjects or just ask if you need more information. The librarian, Mildred Johnson, can usually be found here on Tuesday mornings, but makes herself available to answer your questions throughout the week. She has been a great asset to CSCDHH and the Deaf community and can not only accommodate your needs in the library, but is a great storyteller, historian, and friend.

We encourage you to come on in and look around the library. Students say our library is the most varied with history, advice, ideas and inspiration. I’m sure Siskel and Ebert would give it a thumbs up. Smile. Come visit the library!!

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MEMO From: Interim Executive Team

As you may already know, CSCDHH is currently without an Executive Director. The Board of Directors appointed three staff members to become the Interim Executive Team until a new Executive Director is hired. The members of the Interim Executive Team are: Judy Kaddoura/IRS Manager, Gail Ploman/9-1-1/TTY Program Manager and Margie Cooper/Financial Manager. In addition to our regular work duties, we have prioritized and divided up the Executive Director responsibilities. We are working with the staff and Board of Directors to ensure that CSCDHH services continue to be provided. If anyone has a question, comment or concern about CSCDHH services, please call and let us know.

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GA Newsletter Policy.

We have decided that the new change on GA Newsletter policy will go effective as of October 1, 1998. The changes were that all articles, advertisements, classified, and flyers are due on the 10th of the month. It gives us time to edit, and if there’s any problems, we could call you. You may pick up your new GA Newsletter Policy at CSCDHH or call us, if you have any questions.

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Board Members Needed!

The CSCDHH Board of Trustees is actively seeking new Board members. Members must be willing to commit several hours a month to board meetings and committee activities. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Richardson, Board President at (206) 439-8446 V/TTY or email at MikeCSUN@aol.com.

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We, the staff at CSCDHH, would like you to include Margie Cooper in your thoughts. She is the accountant at CSCDHH and recently lost everything when her apartment building caught fire. If by any chance you have furniture or extra things you are no longer using and wish to donate them. Please drop them off at CSCDHH so we can help Margie start over. We are also collecting money to buy a gift certificate for her at Fred Meyer. Thank you.

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Community Service Center For The Deaf & Hard Of Hearing, 1609 19th Avenue , Seattle, WA 98122.2848. 206.568.1234 TTY, 206.322.4996 Voice, 206.568.1230 Fax, cscdhh@cscdhh.org, Interpreter Referral Service 206.568.1221 TTY, 206.322.5551 Voice; Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday And Friday, 9 A.M. To 12 Noon; 1 To 5 P.M., Wednesday, 11 A.M. To 6:30 P.M.

Board Of Trustees :
Michael Richardson, President
Dimitri Azadi, Vice-President
John MacWilliams, Member At Large
Greg Townsend, Member At Large
Anne Baldwin
Tom Brown
Terry Dockter
Kim Kirkpatrick
Dale Wilson

Staff:
Mary Bauer And Lou Massaro, Information & Referral Specialists
Ariele Faulkner, Community Advocate
Carla McAlister, Interpreter Referral Service Office Assistant
Judy Kaddoura, Interpreter Referral Service Manager
Margie Cooper, Fiscal Manager
Gail Ploman, 911/TTY Education Program Coordinator
Jean Healy, Temporary Volunteer Coordinator

October 1998, Volume 17, Number 10
© 1998 Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

GA is published monthly by Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-2848.

Editor: Branden Huxtable
Layout: James Sharer

Submission Deadline:
October 10th is the deadline for the articles, flyers, letters, announcements and advertising in the next issue of the GA Newsletter.

Subscriptions: $20 per year in the U.S. And $24 (U.S. funds) elsewhere. Send payment in advance to GA, CSCDHH, 1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-2848.
Address all correspondence, including articles, letters, and comments to the above address.
CSCDHH welcomes letters, articles, and comments from readers. We reserve the right to edit all submissions for space and clarity. Opinions and statements expressed in the GA do not necessarily reflect those of the editor or of the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Advertisements: For information about advertising rates, sizes, etc., please contact CSCDHH. Advertisements for credit/debit cards, insurance, or travel cannot be accepted due to postal regulations. Publication of advertisements in the GA newsletter does not in any way constitute CSCDHH's endorsement of the services or products advertised.

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King County Sets Up TTY Accessible Menu!

The King County Records and Elections Division is pleased to announce its new TTY menu for a test ballot system this fall. King County wants to extend voter outreach to as many citizens as possible to encourage both voter registration and voting. King County hopes the new system will be an effective way to reach the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.

By calling the division at (206) 205-6757 (TTY), you can get information about: website address, office address, and office hours; how to register to vote; how to get a one-time absentee ballot; how to register for on-going absentee ballots so you can vote by mail every time; changing your name and address on your voter record; upcoming election dates; and deadlines to register to vote.

To use the menu, do not direct connect your TTY; use your TTY with a voice phone. To select what information you want, you will need to press numbers on the voice phone pad.

King County encourages you to use its new TTY menu for voter information. If you have any problems with the TTY menu, or you have some suggestions for how it could work better, please call Karen Ozmun at King County Office of Civil Rights Enforcement, (206) 296-7596 (TTY).

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About Town

Sunday, October 18th The newly opened Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley presents The Miracle Worker by William Gibson, the inspiring play about deaf-blind child Helen Keller and her remarkable teacher Annie Sullivan. Matinee performance at 2pm. For tickets, call Whidbey Island Center for the Arts at 1-800-638-7631 (V).

Thursday, October 15th King County Sexual Assault Resource Center presents a continuing education workshop for professionals who work with youth: Ending Sexual Violence: Adolescents Making Social Change. ASL interpretation provided with 14 days advance notice. $90. Renton. Scholarships available for people who live or work in King County. (425)226-5062 (V/TTY)

Wenesday, October 21st 5th Annual ACCESS ‘98 - Job Fair and Conference & Assistive Technology and Community Resources Expo at the Seattle Center, Northwest Rooms from 9 AM to 4 PM. Free for Persons with Disabilities. For more information or to register, visit website: http://www.accessnw.org or call (800) 398-4730 or (425) 774-3338 (V/TTY).

Monday, October 26th & Tuesday, October 27th King County Sexual Assault Resource Center presents a continuing education workshop for professionals who work with youth: Striving for Empowerment: An Educational Support Group Model for Teenage Girls. ASL interpretation provided with 14 days advance notice. $150. Kent. Scholarships available for people who live or work in King County. (425) 226-5062 (V/TTY)

Thursday, November 5th & Friday, November 6th King County Sexual Assault Resource Center presents a continuing education workshop for professionals who work with youth: Striving for Empowerment: An Educational Support Group Model for Teenage Girls. ASL interpretaion provided with 14 days advance notice. $150. Kent. Scholarships available for people who live or work in King County. (425) 226-5062 (V/TTY).

Thursday, November 12th & Friday, November 13th King County Sexual Assault Resource Center presents a continuing education workshop for professionals who work with youth: Related Risks: Child Abuse, Family Violence, Chemical Dependency. ASL interpretation provided with 14 days advance notice. $150. Renton. Scholarships available for people who live or work in King County. (425) 226-5062 (V/TTY)

Thursday, November 19th & Friday, November 20th King County Sexual Assault Resource Center presents a continuing education workshop for professionals who work with youth: Sexual Harassment in the Schools (focus on middle and high school grades). ASL interpretation provided with 14 days advance notice. $150. Renton. Scholarships available for people who live or work in King County. (425) 226-5062 (V/TTY)

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What’s Happening...

Friday, October 16th American Sign Language & Interpreting School of Seattle (ASLIS) is proud to present An Evening of ASL Storytelling with Lou Fant. Lou will present tales of the early days of Deaf communities here in America in the style and register of the day. 8 PM at CSCDHH. We will give out door prizes. Tickes are $15 to $75 per person by October 1, 1998. After October 1, at the door $20 and up; tickets subject to availability. Your contribution will help support the school’s growth and expansion. No refunds after October 9, 1998.

Monday, October 19th Seattle Arts Commission presents A Reading and Reception of Diverse Views. 7:30pm in the Rotunda of the Leo K. at Seattle Repertory Theatre. This is a free reading and reception. Diverse Views features works by Seattle writers Drego L. Little, Gaylin Gardette, Traci D. Hall, Nancy Rawles, Robert I. Roth (signed by Billy Seago), and Elizabeth Aoki. Diverse Views gives voice to a variety of viewpoints and increases SAC’s support of the literary arts. The theme of the work is collaboration and writers, through a short essays, explore their own reaction to collaboration. The essays look at issues such as listening and hearing, trust, the creating of a language and the sharing of it, and the style and arrangement of the literary work.

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Community Announcements

CSCDHH Annual Meeting on October 30th at 7 p.m. The door will open at 6 p.m. It is open to the public to meet together to discuss the status of CSCDHH and the future.

ODHHS Town Hall Meeting at CSCDHH on November 5th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More information will be announced at the CSCDHH Annual Meeting on October 30,1998.

Laurent Clerc Hall Remodeling Update - The remodeling that was scheduled for the entire month of September has been rescheduled to begin from December 16th until the end of January 1999. For organizations that would like to use the hall, keep in mind that the hall will not be available for reservations beginning December 16th until February 1999. The conference room is available during that time. We apologive for any inconvenience this may cause.

Do You Like to Walk?? Wanna Help?? Washington State Deaf-Blind Citizens (WSDBC) is sponsoring a 10 mile Walk-a-thon on Saturday, October 10th on a beautiful Autumn day at Seward Park in southeast Seattle to raise money for SSPs (Support Service Providers) supporting a group of Deaf-Blind visiting London early in the year 2000. Deaf-blind people have many barriers and SSPs help overcome these barriers by guiding, interpreting and such. This walk-a-thon is to pay expenses for the SSPs. You can also just be a sponsor. If you would like to help, call Rachel Simon (206) 722-3104 (TTY) or e-mail Tim Cook at timcook@juno.com.

Deaf Girl Scout groups now forming for ages 6 - 17 years old in South King County Area. For more information, contact Lee Holland (425) 413-4718 (TTY).

Job opening for part-time ASL Teacher for Grades 6-7-8 to teach classes in beginning, intermediate and advanced ASL. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 - 3:30, beginning week of September 21. Must be enthusiastic about middle school students and be able to teach ASL as an academic 2nd language course. Call Billings Middle School (206) 547-4614 (V).

American Sign Language Interpreting School of Seattle (ASLIS) presents: Seminar for New Interpreters - Part One. Winter Quarter 1999. As new interpreters begin working they find themselves faced with challenges and situations never discussed in class and without a ready support group, a group of peers and colleagues, or elders to regularly advise them. This class is an attempt to bridge the gap, to ease the transition between an interpreting program and certification, by offering the support of discussions and regular, safe practice. This class is organized and structured like a regular class but there are no tests and no grades. Participants will be given regular feedback on their perceptions and strategies during discussions and on their skills during the practice sessions. Participants need to have graduated from an interpreter training program (or the equivalent). Locationis not yet decided. Cost is $300 for the 8-week course (no partial registrations); ASLIS interpreting program graduates take 10% off! Register by December 31, 1998. $100 of the workshop fee is a non-refundable deposit, absolutely no refunds after 1/6/99. Maximum enrollment 12 interpreters.

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NAD And KALEIDOSCOPE Produce PSA Series

Silver Spring, MD -- In an effort to boost media awareness of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and to recruit new members, the NAD has collaborated with KALEIDSCOPE Television to produce six national public service announcements (PSA) for dissemination to the public.

Five of the public service announcements have a synonymous theme entitled “NAD NEWS UPDATE” that cover several aspects of the NAD including its mission, programs, policy development, youth development, and interpreter certifications. The sixth PSA was designed generically and focuses on membership recruitment.

The NAD NEWS UPDATE PSAs are sixty seconds each in length while the generic PSA is thirty seconds in length. American Sign Language (ASL), captions, and voice-overs are utilized for maximized accessibility. All PSAs are now airing nationally on KALEIDOSCOPE.

KALEIDOSCOPE is a 24-hour national channel that is 100% captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Along with programming in sign language, the network airs health, wellness, and ability programming for those who are deaf, hard of hearing, people with disabilities, as well as those with major health concerns. KALEIDOSCOPE is currently seen in 15 million households nationwide.

To receive a broadcast quality copy of the PSA series for airing on your local television station, contact Anita B. Farb at the NAD at 301-587-1789 TTY ,301-587-1788 Voice, or 301-587-1791 Fax. More information on the NAD can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.nad.org. or write to National Association of the Deaf, 814 Thayer Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500.

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Please Show Your Support for Rear Window Captioning

What is Caption Seattle? Caption Seattle is a small, grassroots group of both deaf and hearing people working to bring Rear Window Captioning (RWC) to Seattle movie theaters. So far, two major theaters in Seattle have said that they are very seriously considering installing RWC!

Here’s Where You Come In: We need more letters of support in order to persuade theaters to install RWC. Installing RWC will not only provide access to movies for the deaf community, it will also help build community and increase understanding between people with disabilities and those without. We need the support of both the hearing and deaf and hard of hearing communities in order to make RWC happen. We also need to create greater awareness and publicity for this new technology and you can help spread the news!

Please Show Your Support by sending a short letter to Caption Seattle at: captionsea@aol.com

Flyers

Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing presents Silent Games. 7pm to 10pm on October 17, 1998 held at CSCDHH 1609 19th Avenue, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA. Who is Invited? American Sign Language Students, Deaf People, Interpreter Training Students, Hearing Signers. What for? This event is intended to assist ASL and Interpreter Training Program Students increase their signing skills by interacting with deaf adults. Do? Play games, socialize, relax and have fun! Cost? $5.00 for hearing people. Free for deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing. Food? Light snacks will be provided. If you wish to bring other snacks to share, please do! Craft Bazaar? You can rent a table to sell your homemade crafts and food at the Silent Games. Contact the coordinator above for more information on rental tables. SSP? For SSP’s or special needs, please contact CSCDHH 322-4996 V/TTY one week before the date of the event. You may bring your own SSO free of charge.

Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing presents Employment Opportunities and Title I of the ADA. Tuesday, October 13, 1998, 6pm-8pm at CSCDHH 1609 19th Avenue, Seattle. Open to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community. Please call in advance if you need any accommodation other than ASL interpreters (TTY) 206-632-3456, (V) 206-633-6633.

Kids of Deaf Adults proudly presents 4th Annual Halloween Party on Saturday, October 24,1998 from 3pm to 9pm at Aqua Barn Ranch, 15227 SE Renton-Maple Valley Rd., Renton (Upper Level). Admission: $5.00 per adults with potluck, $8.00 per adult without potluck, $2.00 per child from age 2-16. A-M: Cold/Hot Dishes, N-Z: Salad/Pasta, No chips please! KODA will provide drinks and desserts. Potluck will be served after activities. Indoor Swimming Pool from 7pm to 9pm- No charge. For more information, please contact Scott Walburg at (425) 778-3698, SLTVM@aol.com or James Shapard at (425)747-4837, JRSHAPARD@aol.com.

American Sign Language Interpreting School of Seattle presents: Seminar for New Interpreters Part One. Winter Quarter 1999. Thursdays: January 14 - March 4, 1999. 6:10 - 8:30 pm. Instructor: Theresa B. Smith, Ph.D., MCSC, SC:L. Goal: As new interpreters begin working they find themselves faced with challenges and situations never discussed in class and without a ready support group, a group of peers and colleagues, or elders to regularly advise them. This class is an attempt to bridge the gap, to ease the transition between an interpreting program and certification, by offering the support of discussions and regular, safe practice. This class is organized and structured like a regular class feed back on their perceptions and strategies during discussions and on their skills during the practice sessions. Prerequisite: Participants need to have graduated from an interpreter training program (or the equivalent). Location: To be determined. Cost: $300 for the 8-week course (no partial registrations) ASLIS interpreting program graduates take 10% off! Register by December 31, 1998. $100 of the workshop fee is non-refundable deposit, absolutely no refunds after 1/6/99. Maxisum enrollment 12 interpreters. For more information or to receive our newsletter call (206) 860-3503 V/TTY or email: aslis@juno.com.

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