Issue #2 – Wednesday February 9, 1994

THE DEAF MAGAZINE

                                 Issue # 2

                          Wednesday February 9, 1994

Today's Topics:


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File  1: Welcome to Second Issue
File  2: Letters to Editor
File  3: Introduction to Deaf Magazine's Gopher Site
File  4: Introduction to Deaf Magazine's FTP Site
File  5: Computer to Tdd
File  6: Music Lover
File  7: MEMO from I.K. Jordan
File  8: ASL ECHO is on Internet!
File  9: First Nobel Prize to Deaf in 2025
File 10: TDD in Istreal
File 11: Conference on technology and disability
File 12: Call for papers for tech. Conference
File 13: Deaf Cover Advertisement
File 14: New Advertisement Policy


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File 1:
From: Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net
Date: Jan 26th 1994
Subject: Welcome to 2nd Issue!


Welcome to 2nd Issue! I would  like to thank Tim Stark (TStark@Clark.Net)
and Jamie Clark, Owner of the System (Jamie@Clark.net) for getting me set
up for the Deaf Magazine and ftp site. Big thanks to Professor Norm
Coombs (NRCGSH@ritvax.isc.rit.edu) for the Gopher Site. This will be a 
Digist, So, I will be sending it often as the mail comes in and enough 
amount of mail for it. Please send messages or Deaf Related Artcles to
me  at Deaf@Clark.net... Any Questions for the Editor only can be mailed 
to Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net. 
If you people missed the first issue it can be obained by ftp follow
Instructions in file 4 or Gopher by following Instructions in file 3


Nathan Prugh
Deaf Magazine Editor

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File 2:
From: Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net
Date: Feb 6 1994
Subject: Letters to Editor

TOPIC: COMMENTS ON DEAF MAGAZINE

Editor,

Deaf Magazine looks great.

Try to come up with better table of contents and with some kind of
separator so reader can quickly search to find match separator
with number and reading the speicfic info.

Good job!

-----
Jamie Clark, jamie@clark.net| ClarkNet Public Access Internet, info@clark.net,
Dial-up shell, SLIP/PPP & UUCP, Modem (410) 730-9786, login guest | "Knowledge
is power; the ability to acquire knowledge at will is more powerful."  (Jamie)

Editor: Thank you for your comments and your suggestions! We use ------ 
as a separator as we use in the first issue!



Nathan,

Nice job on Issue 1!  

Keep the good stuff coming!

Chris

<<<< Chris deHahn....CdH....Digital Equipment Corporation >>>>
<<<< Shrewsbury MA USA                 dehahn@shr.dec.com >>>>
<<<< ECAD Engineering                  [Phone # Deleted]  >>>>

Editor: Thanks for your Comments! :-)

TOPIC: STATISTICS ON DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING POPULATIONS

Hello,

I was wondering if you have or tell me how I could get statistics on the 
deaf and hard-of-hearing populations in the US?  I understand that the 
U.S. Census Bureau asked about "disabilities" in their last count 
(1990).  I am also interested in any information broekn down on the basis 
of age at onset.  I teach ASL courses and like to include such 
information.  Thanks,

Sakuna Ganbari


                         ---------------------------
		         |   Susan Lynne Ganbari   |
                         |            &            |
                         |   Sakuna Gray Ganbari   |
                         | [Address Deleted]       |
                         |                         |
                         |_________________________|
                           | [Phone # Deleted]   |
                  ------------------------------------------
                  | e-mail: quakers@stein.u.washington.edu |
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Editor: Anyone volteer to help me on this? Let me know at 
Deaf-Admin@Clark.net. Thanks! :-)

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File 3:
From: Nathan Prugh <guardian@explorer.clark.net>
Date: Feb 6th 1994
Subject: Intro to Deaf Magazine's Gopher site

Special thanks to Professor Norm Coombs (NRCGSH@ritvax.isc.rit.edu) :-)

Instructions (Follow carefully)

1. Gopher to sijuvm.stjohns.edu
2. Pick: Disability and Rhabilitation Resources
3. Pick: EASI (Equal Access to Software & Information  Main Menu)
4. Pick: EASI's list of Internet available Etexts and Ejournals
5. Pick: Deaf Magazine Ejournal

Simple!! :-)


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File 4:
From: Nathan Prugh <guardian@explorer.clark.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 1994 18:46:03 
Subject: Intro to Deaf Magazine's FTP site



 
 
 
 FTP to FTP.CLARK.NET
 cd to /clarknet/opt/ftp/pub/deaf.magazine

 
 Anonymous Ftping Is supported!
 
 
 
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File 5:
From: "Damrow, Margaret" <damrow@music.lib.matc.edu>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 94 07:40:36 CST
Subject: COMPUTER --> TTY ???

[Editor Note: I cant answer this but if anyone outthere can answe this,
 Please send replies directly to the sender and a copy to deaf@clark.net]

   Several Deaf Students been asking me about wanting to use thier IBM
computer as a TTY.  They are using a PROCOMM PLUS communication package
and would like to talk to a TTY user.  They heard the modem dialing and
getting some response but nothing is showing up on the screen.  I am
not all that familiar with PROCOMM PLUS but I have a feeling that the
configuration is not set up properly to talk to a TTY.

Do you have any ideas to help me out?


Thanks a million in advance.


Margaret :-)

========================================================================
 Margaret M. Damrow                |
 Educational Assistant II          | E-Mail: DAMROW@MUSIC.LIB.MATC.EDU
 Milwaukee Area Technical College  |
========================================================================
 

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File 6:
From: Fen Labalme <fen@imagine.comedia.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 1994 22:32:49 -0800
Subject: Music Lover

[Editor Note: This Person does not Subscribe, So, Please Send Replies 
Directly and a copy to deaf@clark.net]

My question: is there such a thing as a high-quality, full-spectrum,
             high-power hearing aid?

My friend is a music lover and serious deadhead (*not*  ;-)  how he lost his
hearing) and misses terribly the depth of the music.  Of course, a large part
of that is his deafness, but another part is the fact that hearing aids seem
to focus on a very narrow range of the 20-20K audio spectrum (probably they
aim in the 2K - 6K region, where voice is most commonly).

I would love to find out about high-quality hearing aid research.  By the
way, my friend's name is Paddy Ladd, and he produced a music video (in
England where he lives) that I hope that you can see sometime.


Peace,
Fen
~~~
Fen Labalme               
Broadcatch Technologies    
<fen@comedia.com>     
[Phone # Deleted]          protect your freedoms!  PGP Key ID: 1024/0AF8FD


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File 7:
From: "Terry M. Teague" <11TTEAGUE@gallua.gallaudet.edu>
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 1994 05:16:50 
Subject: Memo from Dr. Jordan
    
    
    January 31, 1994
    
    MEMORANDUM
    
    TO:       University Faculty and Staff
              Board of Trustees
              GUAA Board of Directors
              Student Body Government Officers
    
    FROM:     I. King Jordan
    
    SUBJECT:  Communication on campus
    
    Members of every college and university community are continually
    discussing controversial issues critical to higher education. 
    Indeed, bringing such issues to the fore and providing
    opportunities for ongoing dialogue is central to the very nature
    and purpose of a university, since it is from these often
    contentious conversations that new directions emerge.  Gallaudet
    is no different.  Our community is always engaged in addressing
    issues that affect our own campus as well as our many
    constituencies.
    
    One matter that has been crucial throughout our history and which
    is unique to Gallaudet is the question of how we communicate with
    each other.  Probably at no other college or university does the
    subject of communication evoke such strong feelings and opinions
    in so many of us.  In a bilingual, multicultural community in
    which individuals must respect and use two languages--American
    Sign Language and English--and in which people who work, teach
    and learn side by side choose different modes of communication,
    such strong beliefs are natural and to be expected.
    
    Clear, effortless communication must be the underpinning for
    everything we do at Gallaudet.  To move in the direction our
    vision statement mandates, we must communicate...and communicate
    well.  To achieve quality education at all levels, to become a
    community in which we all teach and we all learn, to welcome and
    support individuals from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds,
    depends on strong communication.  If our graduates are to leave
    Kendall Green as effective communicators, all of us must provide
    them with solid models.
    
    To that end, the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI)
    was developed as a way to assess communication skill so that
    appropriate training could be provided.  Last year, when it
    became evident that the SCPI program for staff was not working as
    it should, I suspended it; at the same time, the University
    Faculty identified problems with the Faculty evaluation and began 
    conducting research on the reliability and validity of the
    instrument itself.  The Review Committee I appointed 
    subsequently discussed the entire matter of communication and
    recommended the adoption of an Institution-wide communication
    policy to guide our decisions.  Without such a statement, we
    cannot know what we should be trying to measure, we cannot
    institute focussed, integrated training programs, and we cannot
    take the next steps toward making the Gallaudet community a model
    of communication efficacy.
    
    We need to develop a campus-wide consensus on what constitutes
    effective communication.  We need to begin to find practical
    answers to complex, thorny questions.  How do we utilize two 
    very different languages to form a successful, working 
    communication model?  How do we tap into the best of both?  How
    can we describe what skilled communicators do so that others can
    recognize and replicate it?   
    
    I am aware that some units on campus already have developed
    workable communication policies or statements.  We need to study
    what is already in place as we develop a University-wide
    statement which will support and strengthen everyone's grasp of
    the matter and add to their determination to improve
    communication at Gallaudet.  Whether our final statement is a
    policy, a list of guidelines, a statement of principles, or a
    credo, it must reflect agreement on what we are trying to
    accomplish.  Such a statement--key to the heart and soul of
    Gallaudet--must reflect the collective thinking of our entire
    community. 
    
    I have asked my two special assistants, Dr. Jack Gannon and Dr.
    Bette Martin, to lead the effort to develop a University
    statement on communication.  They will be meeting with a number
    of faculty, staff and student groups and conducting several open
    meetings to discuss what you see as the key elements in
    successful communication on campus.  They will also be soliciting
    your thoughts via memo, VAX or in person.  At the same time, they
    will be assembling all the current statements and policies on
    communication.  Before developing a draft statement that will be
    reviewed by the community, they will share a summary of what they
    find and ask for additional feedback. 
    
    My goal is to develop a statement that is clear to all of us and
    that defines more precisely what we mean when we talk about
    effective, clear, comfortable communication on a campus where
    diverse communication contributes to our rich learning
    environment.  I am confident that by working and thinking
    together, we can find a resolution to this very important and
    sensitive issue.  All of us will benefit by doing so. 
    
    Thank you for your help. 
    

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File 8:
From:  Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net
Date:  Feb 6th 1994
Subject: As the Presses was rolling this came in :-)

TOPIC: ASL ECHO



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File 9:
From: Omer Zak <xlacha1@wizard.weizmann.ac.il>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1993 17:22:23 -0700
Subject: The Nobel Prize and the Deaf

Suppose that it's year 2025 and it has been announced that a Nobel prize
was awarded to a deaf person.  Let's speculate in what area was this Nobel
prize awarded, and what educational method was used to educate the winning
deaf (assuming that he/she had the innate brilliance which made him/her a
Nobel prize caliber).

---

My own scenario:
The Nobel prize awarded at 2025 is actually the second Nobel prize awarded
to a deaf person.  The first Nobel prize was awarded at 1997.  The winner
was a Deaf person, son of Deaf parents and grandson of two hearing grandparents
and two Deaf grandparents.  Using modern multimedia technology, he produced
five moving books "written" in Japanese Sign Language.  The prize was awarded
after the Nobel prize committe augmented the definition of "literature" to
admit also the narrative creations transmitted in languages with no written
representation, as long as they are recorded in audio+video.

The second Nobel prize was awarded, as said above, at 2025.  It was awarded
to a Deaf physicist, daughter of Deaf parents.  The physicist, thanks to
the utterly different character of Sign Language, had a novel insight into
the structure of physical reality and formulated a novel theory, which
had the predictive ability of Quantum Electrodynamics without compromising
the mathematical rigor of classical physics theories.  One of the practical
conclusions from the new theory was the ability to extend the living space
of human beings into 7 more dimensions (out of the 26 space-time dimensions
of the world), ushering the era of compact factories (whose operations
are performed in the extended dimensions, so they occupy very little room
in the first three dimensions), and the inexpensive space travel.  By
the way, the Deaf physicist was one of Cathy Brandt's students, when Cathy
was experimenting for 3 years with pure ASL as the language of communication
in her class.



Go ahead and suggest your own scenarios!                 --- Omer

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File 10:
From: Omer Zak <xlacha1@wizard.weizmann.ac.il>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 94 13:05:05
Subject: Re: Proposal for Israeli TDD Telecommunications Standard (v.2) 


A PROPOSAL FOR ISRAELI TDD TELECOMMUNICATION STANDARD - Version 2
-----------------------------------------------------------------

By:   Omer Zak, EE    Translated: Omer Zak       Style editor: Susan Bullowa
Date: Dec. 12, 1985   Tr. date:   June 4, 1987

**************************************************************************
* COPYRIGHT, 1987 by Omer Zak and Susan Bullowa.                         *
* Permission is hereby given to freely reproduce this document for any   *
* non-commercial purpose provided that the source is acknowledged and    *
* the copyright notice is retained.                                      *
*                                                                        *
* This document is a translation of the Hebrew-language Israeli TDD      *
* Standard.  In case of contradiction between the Hebrew and English     *
* versions, the Hebrew version is the binding one.                       *
**************************************************************************

1. GENERAL
----------
This proposal for standard for TDD telecommunication is an improved and
extended version of the proposal which was published at Nov. 11, 1984 and
which has undergone minor changes at Oct. 6, 1985.  The present version
incorporates changes, the need for which arose as result from comments by
people who received for criticism the original proposal, and also from
practical experience which accumulated during the time which passed since
the publication of the original proposal.

This proposal for TDD telecommunication standard is not final.  Anyone who
has comments or suggestions for improving the standard - is asked to bring
them to Omer Zak's knowledge.


2. GOALS OF THE STANDARD FOR ISRAELI TDD TELECOMMUNICATION
----------------------------------------------------------
The goals of the standard for Israeli TDD telecommunication are as follows:
a) Ensure that any 2 systems, which each meet the standard requirements,
   will be able to "talk" with each other without requiring any checking,
   tuning or additional experimentation other than checking for compliance with
   all the standard requirements.
b) Choose a telecommunication method which is relatively tolerant to phone
   line noise.
c) Be as compatible as possible with data telecommunications equipment in
   wide usage in Israel, and do so by adopting the most often used telecommu-
   nication standards in Israel.

The standard for Israeli TDD telecommunication applies to all types of TDDs,
regardless of whether they are based upon computers or terminals, or whether
they are dedicated to TDD usage.


3. SCOPE OF THE STANDARD FOR ISRAELI TDD TELECOMMUNICATION
----------------------------------------------------------
The standard relates to and only to those technical details which are
relevant to telecommunication between two systems.  The standard does not
specify any requirement which relates to convenience of usage, and therefore
it, by itself, is not a full technical specification.

Those requirements are determined separately from the standard and are
subject to periodic update, as experience in operating TDDs is accumulated.

To ensure compatibility between corresponding options of different systems
which incorporate those options, the standard includes also specifications
which those options must meet.  It does not mean that those options must
or must not exist in a particular TDD system, but only that if a certain
option does exist, it must comply with the requirements of the relevant
clause of the standard.


4. REQUIREMENTS WHICH EACH SYSTEM SHALL MEET
--------------------------------------------

4.1. MODEM
----------
The modem shall be asynchronous, fullduplex, be able to operate at 300
baud, and provide for choice between ORIGINATE and ANSWER modes.  The
modem shall be compatible with Bell 103J standard.

The signal power on the phone line shall be as specified in the CCITT
V.15 standard.

4.2. TELECOMMUNICATION PROTOCOL
-------------------------------
a) Every system shall produce and interpret characters according to the
   following protocol:
       1 start bit
       8 data bits
       1 stop bit
       NO parity

b) The most significant bit in each character shall be zero.

c) Transmission and reception rates shall both be 300 baud.

4.3. CHARACTER SET ENCODING
---------------------------
All characters, which a TDD systems can decode or produce, shall be encoded
according to table 2 (encoding character set according to Hebrew and Latin
alphabets - the bilingual encoding) in Israeli Standard No. 960.  In
particular, the codes of the Hebrew letters shall be between 60(Hex) and
7A(Hex).


5. OPTIONS
----------

5.1. WORK AT REDUCED BAUD RATE
------------------------------
System which supports reduced baud rate/s - shall:
a) Be capable of working at 110 baud.
b) Be capable of working according to the following protocol:
       1 start bit
       8 data bits
       2 stop bits (instead of 1 stop bit)
       NO parity

5.2. WORK AT HIGH BAUD RATE
---------------------------
System which supports high baud rate/s - shall:
a) Be capable of working at 1200 baud.
b) Be capable of automatic recognition of the baud rate of incoming calls
   and adjust itself to work at that baud rate.
The modem compatibility will be stated in the final Israeli TDD
Telecommunication Standard.

5.3. DELETING CHARACTER
-----------------------
A system which implements a deleting character, which deletes the last
character transmitted and not already deleted, shall use the character
RUBOUT (code 7F(Hex)) for this purpose.

In addition, the BACKSPACE character (code 08(Hex)), if implemented,
shall have such an effect that it may be used for correcting typing
mistakes on the displays of both the transmitting and the receiving
sides.

5.4. X-LINE HANDSHAKE CONTROL CHARACTERS
----------------------------------------
A system, which recognizes holding and releasing characters (X-Line
Handshake), shall use CTRL-S (code 13(Hex)) and CTRL-Q (code 11(Hex))
respectively for this purpose.

5.5. CONTROL CHARACTERS FOR CHANGING DIRECTION OF WRITING
---------------------------------------------------------
A system, which supports remote control of direction of writing, shall
use the following control characters:
a) CTRL-R (DC2, code 12(Hex)) - shall cause writing to go from right to
   left as in Hebrew.
b) CTRL-T (DC4, code 14(Hex)) - shall cause writing to go from left to
   right as in English.

5.6. NEW LINE
-------------
A system, which uses a multi-line display (so there is a meaning for
the "new line" operation), shall use a sequence of characters which
contains only the single character CARRIAGE RETURN (code 0D(Hex)) to
signal or recognize the beginning of a new line.

In other words, the system shall advance to the next line in the display
even if it doesn't receive any LINE FEED control character from the
system on the second side of the phone line.  In addition, a system,
which desires to signal the beginning of a new line, shall not have to
transmit the LINE FEED control character to guarantee correct display on
the receiving side of the phone line.


APPENDIX: ENCODING OF HEBREW LETTERS
------------------------------------
The following table gives the encodings of the Hebrew letters according
to Israeli Standard No. 960.

CODE(Hex) LETTER 
--------- ------ + --------- ------ + --------- ------ + --------- ------
60         aleph 
61           bet 
62         gimel 
63         dalet 
64           heh 
65           vav 
66         zayin 
67          khet 

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File 11:
From: Prof Norm Coombs <nrcgsh@ritvax.isc.rit.edu>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 94 10:39:34 EST
Subject: Conference on technology and disability


Preliminary Announcement
 
National Symposium on
Educational Media Technology
Relating to Persons with Sensory Disabilities
 
July 20-22, 1994
 
Deadline for Presentation Proposal:  February 1994
Registration Deadline:  June 1994
 
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
A College of Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York  USA
 
Program:	o keynote and plenary sessions
		o 25-30 papers
		o 25-40 regular and electronic poster sessions
		o informal social gatherings to share ideas
 
The symposium will provide a forum for leaders to share and disseminate
information about current and future advances in the field of educational media
technology as they relate to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and
visually impaired.  In addition to exchanging ideas related to technology,
symposium participants will be asked to make recommendations regarding the
development and application of future technologies designed to respond to the
needs of persons with sensory disabilities.
 
The 1994 National Symposium is sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of
Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS),
Office of Special Education Programs/Division of Educational
Services/Captioning and Adaptation Branch.
 
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For more information, please contact:
 
E. William Clymer
Coordinator, Technology Symposium
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York	14623-5604
(716) 475-6906 (voice and TTY)
(716) 475-6290 FAX
E-Mail: TECHSYM@RITXAV.ISC.RIT.EDU
 
Information will be sent regular print unless otherwise requested:
(check preferred format)
 
_____ braille
 
_____ large print
 
 
Check primary interest:
 
_____ persons who are deaf or hard of hearing
 
_____ persons who are blind or visually impaired
 
 
Name___________________________________________________________________________
 
 
Title__________________________________________________________________________
 
 
Organization___________________________________________________________________
 
 
Address________________________________________________________________________
 
 
City___________________________________________________________________________
 
 
State__________________________________________________________________________
 
 
ZIP____________________________________________________________________________
 
 
E-Mail_________________________________________________________________________
 
 
Telephone___________________________________   _______ voice  _______ TTY
 
 
                                               _______ FAX
 


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File 12:
From: Prof Norm Coombs <nrcgsh@ritvax.isc.rit.edu>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 94 10:40:30 EST
Subject: Call for papers for tech conference


The following is a text file of the "Call for Papers" brochure for the 
Symposium on Educational Applications of Technology for Persons with 
Sensory Disabilities to be held in Rochester NY, July 20-22, 1994.  The 
internet address for the symposium is 
TECHSYM@RITVAX.ISC.RIT.EDU
 
THE FOLLOWING FILE IS 346 LINES LONG.
 
--------------------
 
Educational Applications of Technology for Persons with Sensory 
Disabilities
 
July 20-22, 1994
Rochester, New York
 
Host Institution
National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)
A College of Rochester Institute of Technology
 
Sponsor
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Special Education and
Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Office of Special Education Programs/
Division of Educational Services/
Captioning and Adaptation Branch
 
Learners with vision or hearing lossPregardless of agePshare the goal of 
having complete access to information. For persons with vision loss, 
print and graphic/pictorial information presents the greatest challenge; 
for persons with hearing loss, it is sound and auditory information. How 
can the needs of persons in one group be better met without compromising 
access to information for the other?
 
The upcoming National Symposium is intended to help focus attention on 
the role educational technologies should play throughout the 1990s and 
beyond in providing information and services to our nationUs children, 
youth, and adults who have hearing or vision losses. It will concentrate 
on practical applications of technologies in a variety of educational 
settings and feature new developments together with innovative 
applications of some of the more enduring technologies.
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The National Symposium is intended for teachers, media/technical staff 
members, and administrators serving persons with hearing or vision loss 
at all educational levels. School programs are encouraged to send teams 
of all three.
 
 
PROJECT CO-DIRECTORS AND ADVISORY BOARD
Dr. Gerard J. Buckley, Director
Center for Outreach
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
 
Mr. Christopher Pruszynski, Manager
Instructional Television and Media Services
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
 
The Advisory Board members external to NTID are:
 
Dr. Norman Coombs
College of Liberal Arts
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
 
Ms. Laurie Everett
Director
Descriptive Video Service
WGBH Educational Foundation
Boston, Massachusetts
 
Mr. Daniel Hinton
Senior Communication Engineer
Arlington, Virginia
 
Dr. William P. Johnson
Superintendent
Iowa School for the Deaf
Council Bluffs, Iowa
 
Ms. Mary Ann Pack
Outreach Coordinator
Descriptive Video Service
WGBH Educational Foundation
Boston, Massachusetts
 
Dr. Lawrence Scadden
Senior Program Director
Program for Persons with Disabilities
National Science Foundation
Arlington, Virginia
 
Dr. Gregg Vanderheiden
Director
The Trace Center
University of Wisconsin, Madison and President of RESNA
 
Dr. Doug Watson
Director
Rehabilitation Research & Training Center for Persons Who Are
  Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Little Rock, Arkansas
 
Dr. Frank Withrow
Director of Learning Technologies
Council of Chief State School Officers
Washington, DC
 
PROGRAM TOPICS AND EXAMPLES OF SUBTOPICS
Learner Characteristics and Preferences
	Learning styles
	Demographic and background factors
	Creative means of reaching individuals
 
Technologies and Systems for Instructional Delivery
	Computer-based
	Television
	Telecommunications
	Media/multimedia development and utilization
 
Technologies for Access to Information and Instruction
	Low-vision devices
	Assistive listening systems
	Facilitating access to resources, devices,
		products, and systems
 
Environments for Learning
	Mainstream classrooms
	Distance learning
	Workplace training and continuing education
	Creating an accessible learning environment
 
 
 
 
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Presentations will be of two kinds, formal and poster. Each presentation 
should address one or more of the four major topics. Presentations 
addressing one or more of the suggested subtopics are encouraged.
 
Each presentation should have a practical implication either for direct 
instruction or in support of educational services to students with 
hearing or vision loss. Where feasible, demonstrations of technology 
applications are encouraged.
 
 
Poster presentations provide an opportunity to 
%  demonstrate innovative applications of educational technologies used
     to teach  students with hearing or vision loss 
%  interact directly with other participants.
 
 
Basic audiovisual equipment will be available for each presentation (see 
Presentation Proposal Form). Presenters will be responsible for the 
transportation, setup, and security of other equipment and 
media/software.
 
Persons interested in making either a formal or a poster presentation 
should complete and return the attached Presentation Proposal Form. 
Please furnish all the information requested on the form.
 
A 200-word abstract will be used for selection purposes. Abstracts of 
all accepted presentations will be distributed to registered 
participants before the symposium.
 
The deadline for receipt of formal and electronic poster presentation 
proposals is February 28, 1994. Individuals whose proposals are selected 
will be notified by April 15. Proposals should be sent to:
 
E. William Clymer, Coordinator
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
National Symposium Office
Lyndon Baines Johnson Building
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
(716) 475-6906 (V/TTY)    
FAX (716) 475-6290
E-MAIL: TECHSYM@RITVAX.ISC.RIT.EDU
 
 
SUPPORT SERVICES PROVIDED
Sign language interpreting will be provided for all keynote, plenary, 
and formal presentation sessions. In addition, real-time captioning will 
be available for keynote and plenary sessions. Verbal descriptions will 
be provided of graphic and video material used in the keynote, plenary, 
and formal presentations. Audio and Braille versions of text material 
will be available. Sighted guides also will be available.
 
 
REGISTRATION
Registration materials will be available in February and will be mailed 
to interested individuals who return the information request form 
attached to the Presentation Proposal Form. The Symposium registration 
fee is $125.
 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS
Information regarding hotel and dormitory accommodations will be mailed 
with registration materials in mid-February.
 
 
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
If you plan to make a formal presentation or offer a poster session, 
please fill out the Presentation Proposal Form on the inside flap. The 
original and four copies of the form must be submitted on or before 
February 28, 1994. 
 
Proposals should be sent to:
 
E. William Clymer, Coordinator
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
National Symposium Office
Lyndon Baines Johnson Building
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
 
 
PRESENTATION PROPOSAL  FORM
National Symposium
Educational Applications of Technology for Persons with Sensory 
Disabilities
 
Please include the following:
 
1. Name of Senior Author of Proposal
 
 
Occupation/Title of Senior Author
 
 
School/Work Address
 
 
Phone/TTY/E-Mail
 
 
2. Name(s) of Co-Author(s), if any
 
 
3. Title of Presentation
 
 
4. Presentation Needs (check all that apply)
	-  will speak and sign for myself
	-  will require voice interpreter
	-  will require sign language interpreter
	-  will require verbal descriptive services
 
5. Audiovisual Equipment Needs (check those needed)
	-  Overhead projector/screen
	-  2S x 2S slide projector/screen
	-  Easel/pad
	-  Videotape player/TV
	(Videotapes must be 1/2-inch VHS, NTSC standard SP speed)
	-  Macintosh Classic II, 2 meg RAM
	-  MS/DOS (486, 4 meg RAM, 33 mhz, VGA monitor)
 
6.  Type of Presentation Proposed
	-  formal        -  poster
 
7. Presentation Fits Under Following Topic (check one)
	-  Learner characteristics and preferences
	-  Technologies and systems for instructional delivery
	-  Technologies for access to information and instruction
	-  Environments for learning
 
8. Presentation is Appropriate for (check one)
	-  Beginning audience
	-  Intermediate audience
	-  Advanced audience
 
9. This is a demonstration of a commercial product?  -  
 
10. Abstract of approximately 200 words (please type double-spaced below 
or on a separate sheet and attach to proposal form).
 
 
 
 
 
TO ALL POTENTIAL NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS:
If you interested in receiving registration materials, please complete 
and return the form below by March 15, 1994. 
 
Please mail the completed form to:
 
E. William Clymer, National Symposium Coordinator
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
National Symposium Office
Lyndon Baines Johnson Building
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
(716) 475-6906 (V/TTY)
FAX (716) 475-6290
E-MAIL: TECHSYM@RITVAX.ISC.RIT.EDU
NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Educational Applications of Technology for 
Persons with Sensory Disabilities
 
Yes, I am interested in receiving registration materials.
 
 
Name
 
Title
 
Affiliation
 
Address
 
City
 
State						Zip
 
Phone	Work: (        )	- Voice  - TTY
 
		Home: (        )	- Voice  - TTY
 
		E-mail
 
PROGRAM
The program will feature keynote and plenary speakers, concurrent 
presentation sessions, poster sessions, and participant discussion 
groups, all of which will relate to one or more of four major topics 
that have been selected by the Advisory Board for the National 
Symposium.
 
SPONSORSHIP
The 1994 National Symposium is sponsored and funded by the National 
Technical Institute for the Deaf and the Office of Special Education and 
Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. Additional 
support is being sought from private corporations and foundations.
 
Formal presentations should be no longer than 30 minutes. An additional 
15 minutes will be reserved for questions and comments.
 
 
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
National Symposium Office
E. William Clymer
Lyndon Baines Johnson Building
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
(716) 475-6906 (V/TTY)
 
 
 
 
National Symposium
Educational Applications of Technology for Persons with Sensory 
Disabilities
 
 
This material was produced through an agreement between Rochester 
Institute of Technology and the U.S. Department of Education.


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File 13:
From: cover@aol.com
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 94 00:45:04 EST
Subject: Cover Ad
From: cover@aol.com

Handpainted First Day Covers. Produced by Frans and Linda Geerlings
3767 Cavalier Dr. S. Salem, OR  97302-6009  Tel/Fax 503-581-5284             
         
Internet:    cover@aol.com

A First Day Cover is a envelope on which a stamp is affixed. They are
cancelled by the Post Office on the First Day the stamps were issued. We
design, draw, and paint on the left hand side, a painting related to the
stamp.
All of our envelopes are high quality 50% cotton bond, without gum on the
back flap, These First Day Covers are being collected in albums as well as in
frames as fine art. There are several auction houses specializing in First
Day Covers. Call or write us for a list.

Someone posed this question on the Internet. "Are stamps a good investment,
or plate blocks"?
All I have to say is, that many of our subscribers buy our Handpainted First
Day Covers  covers not only for their kid's investment but also for the
beauty of the artwork. Some of our covers have been sold on auctions for 
$500- $600.00 each.

Scott#, is the Scott catalog numbering system that is used to identify the
stamp issue, underneath the Scott# we list the quantity that we produced for
that issue. Next we list the description and status, (Sold Out, or still
available). Next we list the Geerlings number each cover gets that we
produce, underneath the Geerlings # we list the varieties that are reported,
or that we know off.

If you are interested in receiving our list of Handpainted First Day Covers,
Please write us ,Call us, or leave us E-Mail, with your mailing address.

There is a National Organization which is affiliated with the APS called 
American First Day Cover Society.  (AFDCS) for short. They have approximately
5000 members. They issue a bi-monthly magazine called "First Days" Great
organization!!!!!

Subscriptions to The AFDCS including their magazine are  Regular $ 15.00
                                                        Junior   $ 10.00
                                                    Family add   $  2.00
                                                   Life member   $400.00


The Address is AFDCS Central Office, P.O.Box 65960, Tucson, AZ. 85728

Also,


We just produced a First Day Cover, Handpainted for the latest US stamp on
Deaf Communication. This first day cover is available from: 
Frans Geerlings
3767 Cavalier Dr. S.
Salem, Or 97302 
Price: $16.00 each
Check or Money Orders only.
Send Name, Address, Phone # and E-mail address and note requesting
Deaf Communication stamps and money to above address :-)

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File 14:
From: Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net
Date: Feb 7th 1994
Subject: New Adverisements Policy


Many People want to place adverisements in the Magazine...
I thought of it... I decided thst I would have to charge 
People placing ads. It will be $2.00 USA Dollars only
Per line (60 chars per line) of text Per Issue Cheap!
Personal Ads are $1.00 per line (60 chars per Issue)
Min. 4 lines and 2 Issues Required. Those funds will help to keep this
magazine free and for my time on this Magazine :-)
and fees involved in this process of this Magazine.

mail ads to Nathan Prugh 2928 E. Osborn #155 Phoenix Az 85016

Personal or Business Checks and Money Orders And Cash Accepted
WARNING: BAD CHECK WRITERS WILL GO TO JAIL BY AZ LAW!

Write checks or money orders to Nathan Prugh

for example:
you have 4 lines of text and you want to place it for 4 issues,
so your total is:
4 lines of text       4 times $2.00       Total 8.00
Ad run for 4 Issues:                              X4
                                                ----
Total                                          16.00

Once I recive any ads, it will be in next Issue. Upon Expiration,
We will mail you Internet Or Fido Net Message reminding you of 
Expiration. To renew just send copy of the ad I placed  or which Issue
it was placed with the fee... 

Please be sure to Include in letter, your Full Name, Fidonet or 
Internet Address, Snail Mail Address, Phone number!


Nathan Prugh
Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net

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