Issue #4 – Saturday April 2nd 1994


                                 Issue # 4

                             Saturday April 2nd 

Today's Topics:


File  1: Welcome to 4th 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: Issues can be Faxed to Ya!
File  6: Tdd and Procom
File  7: Canada's 711 tty system fr relay services
File  8: Deaf Book Review
File  9: Deaf Mosaic Programs List
File 10: MD Relay Manager has E-Mail Address!
File 11: How ASDB got to ASL
File 12: Australia's TTY Public Phone
File 13: Call for Participation: Assets '94
File 14: Midwestern Shabbaton Retreat
File 15: College & Problems
File 16: Deaf Cover Advertisement
File 17: Capulin Coffee Ad
File 18: New Advertisement Policy


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File 1:
From: Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net
Date: April 1st 1994
Subject: Welcome to 4th Issue!

Welcome to 4th Issue! I would  like to thank Tim Stark (TStark@Clark.Net)
and Jamie Clark, Owner of the System ( for getting me set
up for the Deaf Magazine and ftp site. Big thanks to Professor Norm
Coombs ( 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 Any Questions for the Editor only can be mailed 
to Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net. 
If you people missed first and second issues it can be obained by ftp follow
Instructions in file 4 or Gopher by following Instructions in file 3
I have opened another way for those who have no internet mailbox, see file
5 for Certain areas we can fax issues to you :-) Our Fax is (410) 730-9765.
Be sure you write or type attn: Nathan Prugh  and Clarknet will forward 
it to me. Sorery for long long Delay of sending you all the 4th Issue 
because in Phoenix, we had City Bus Drivers Striking and Spring Break. So 
here is 4th Issue!


Nathan Prugh
Deaf Magazine Editor


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

No Letters today!

Keep those letters and comments comming!

Write letters to Editor at: Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net

File 3:
From: Nathan Prugh <>
Date: Feb 6th 1994
Subject: Intro to Deaf Magazine's Gopher site (Corrected Version)

Special thanks to Professor Norm Coombs ( :-)

Instructions (Follow carefully)

1. Gopher to
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!! :-)


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

 cd to deaf.magazine

 Anonymous Ftping Is supported!

File 5:
From: Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net
Date: March 30th 1994
Subject Issues can be faxed

I can fax issues only to specific areas as listed...
You can mail me request to start faxing you issues to 

Nathan Prugh
Po Box 80484
Phoenix Az 85060-0484

Those are acceptable areas that I can fax issues to: 

Australia (+61)
   Sydney (+61-2)
   Wollongong (+61-42)
   Canberra (+61-62)
Canada and the United States (+1)
      Battle Ground
      Buck Creek
      Clarks Hill
      Lafayette/West Lafayette (Purdue University)
      West Point
      Ben Lomond
      Boulder Creek
      Los Gatos
      San Jose 1
      San Jose 2
      San Jose 3
      Santa Cruz 1
      Santa Cruz 2
      Carnegie Mellon University
      La Honda
      Los Altos
      Mountain View
      Palo Alto
      Redwood City
      San Carlos-Belmont
      San Francisco 1
      San Francisco 2
      San Francisco 3
      South San Francisco-San Bruno
      Los Alamos
      North Reading
      Concord 1
      East Bay 1
      East Bay 2
      East Bay 3
      East Bay 4
      Fremont-Newark 1
      Fremont-Newark 2
      Fremont-Newark 3
      Pittsburg West
      Walnut Creek
      University of Wisconsin, Madison (+1-608-26)
      Carlton Place
      Clarence Creek
      Constance Bay
      Kanata Stittsville
      North Gower
      Ottawa Hull
      St. Pierre de Wakefield
      Boston Central
      East Boston
      Hyde Park
      South Boston
      West Roxbury
      O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., MA
      Cambridge Computer Associates, Inc., MA
      Cambridge Computer Associates, Inc., NY
      Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, NY
      Tinkelman Enterprises, Inc.
      Covina 1
      Covina 2
      San Gabriel Canyon
      Diamond Bar
      Upland 1
      Upland 2
      Chapel and Carrboro
      RDU Airport
   Manhattan and Staten Island, NY (+1-212)
   New York City (misc), NY (+1-917)
   Temporary +1-301-981 (+1-301)
   Washington, DC (+1-202)
     all areas except the US Congress
Denmark (+45)
    Copenhagen (+45-3)
    Greater Copenhagen (+45-4)
Germany (+49)
    Universitaet Dortmund (+49-231-755)
    FernUniversitaet Hagen (+49-233-1987)
Japan (+81)
    Kawasaki (+81-44)
    Fujisawa (+81-466)
    Tokyo (+81-3)
Korea (+82)
    Taejon (+82-42)
New Zealand (+64)
Portugal (+351)
    Lisbon (+351-1)
United Kingdom (+44)
    University of Oxford (+44-8652)
    Loughborough University (+44-509-265393)


File 6:
From: "Damrow, Margaret" <>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 94 07:40:36 CST
Subject: COMPUTER --> TTY ???

[Editor Note: I cant answer this but if anyone out there can answer this
Please send replies directly to the sender and a copy to]

[This is Reprint of the Orginal Message from Issue 2 with replies from
 3rd Issue and new replies to It...]

   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  |
[Editor Note: Below is replies from 3rd Issue to the Message above..]

Sender: Alice Few <>
Subject: computers and TDDs

I saw your message in "Deaf Magazine's" second issue and have some 
information that might help you.  I recently started studying ASL and one 
of my classmates works in the ADA office here at the University of 
Washington.  Knowing my interest in computers, she brought me a special 
TDD/TTY modem and software program to test out for her.  It is produced 
by Microflip Inc and it works like a charm!  However, I thought it was 
some what redundant to have two modems in my computer and was determined 
to make my standard modem work.  

Eventually, I found some interesting shareware/freeware for TDD emulation 
at the following ftp site:

	/pub/hearing (this directory also has a TrueType Manual alphabet 
font for Windows! Download

I downloaded 3 zip files,,, and and have 
used the first two successfully! They allow me to send and receive TDD 
calls manually and are very simple applications.  HOWEVER, there are some 
things to watch out for.  If you system has an abundance of pre-existing 
and or unusual hardware interupts, you may have a hard time getting it to 

If you are looking for a full service TDD/computer modem, one that will 
answer calls when you are away, take messages etc.  the only thing I have 
found so far has been the Microflip system, and it is a great system.  
Their address is Microflip Inc. 11213 Petsworth Lane, Glen Dale, Maryland 
20769.  Our ADA office bought the package from the Hearing, Speech and 
Deafness Center in Seattle Wa. (206)323-5770 (v/TDD). 

Good luck in your quest and please let me know what others share with 
you.  I am new to the internet and have just begun to scratch its 
surface, somewhere out there is the perfect application, I hope we can 
find it!

				|  |
				|||| /
                                 Alice Few

   ScorePak Program Coordinator			453 Schmitz Hall
   Office of Educational Assessment		543-1170
   University of Washington, PB-30
   Seattle, Washington 98195			fax (206)543-3961


Sender: Valerie Turner Telecommunications Ext 1828
Subject: Computer & TTY

For what it's worth....I have a DOS computer that has a TTY board in it
that allows me to do regular PC work and toggle to the TTY feature when
a call comes in.  I can also set the TTY to answer calls when I'm not
available.  So my PC has two lives, as a PC and as a TTY.  Also, the IBM
board can be for speech impaired as well.

I purchased it from: IBM Special Needs Info Referral Center Voice: 800
426-2133 TTY: 800 284-9482

Hope that helps.

Valerie Turner Northern Michigan Unviersity, Marquette, MI 49855 Voice:
906 227-1828 TTY: 906 227-1210
Sender: Alice Few <>
Subject: more computer/TTY 

I found more information on Margaret's question about TTys and 
computers.  If you logon to America on Line, you can download a file 
called from the disABILITIES forum.  It is a demo application 
and works the same way Microflip does.  Ordering info is included in the 

I would be interested to know what others find out....


                                 Alice Few

   ScorePak Program Coordinator			453 Schmitz Hall
   Office of Educational Assessment		543-1170
   University of Washington, PB-30
   Seattle, Washington 98195			fax (206)543-3961


[Editor Note: Update as of April 3rd 1994]

From: "George D. Wood" <>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 1994 02:43:16 
Subject: tty or tdd

You said students were trying to use procomm (with a modem I assume)
as a TTY.

If you meant that they wer trying to use it as a TDD (Telecommunications
device for the deaf), the problem is that most modems currently made
will not connect at the tdd standard, 45.5 baud using 5-bit baudot code.

I have suggested to several modem manufacturers that they include this protocol
in future products.  U.S.Robotics may be considering it.

As it stands, modems with tdd capability are several times the price of

Date: Thu, 24 Feb 94 12:28:55 EST
Subject: Procomm and TTY 

Hi...You can use Procomm or Procomm Plus to talk to TTYs that have the
ASCII option in them only.  I have used it
when talking to people with Ultratec machines with that option in it.

The settings for Procomm I used were:

7 data bits
1 stop bit
even parity
full duplex or echo off

Brenda Monene


File: 7
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 94 02:43:47 EST
Subject: Canada's 711 TTY Systems.

 This news was found in Newsbytes which you didn't read.
 Canada - Stentor 711 Service For Hearing Impaired Set 02/11/94

 OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, 1994 FEB 11 (NB) -- The nine regional
 telephone companies across Canada that make up the Stentor
 consortium will launch their national 711 service for the
 hearing- and speech-impaired February 14. The telephone companies
 will also begin offering a single national toll-free number that
 callers can use to contact hearing- or speech-impaired people
 through a relay operator.

 The 711 number will connect callers from almost any telephone
 with a relay service operator. A relay operator allows someone
 with a hearing or speech problem to communicate by phone using a
 Telephone Device for the Deaf, which lets the caller type a
 message and have the operator read it aloud to the person on the
 other end.

 The 711 service is meant for use by hearing- and speech-impaired
 people. The toll-free number, 800-855-0511, is meant for callers
 who want to contact someone with a hearing or speech impairment.

 There will be no extra charge to use the 711 service, Stentor
 spokeswoman Gail Carroll told Newsbytes, and some Stentor member
 companies will offer long-distance discounts to users.
 Subscribers will have to register with their phone companies to
 be eligible for those discounts, Carroll said.

 Stentor said the new numbers will be available from about 90
 percent of Canadian telephone exchanges initially. A few
 exchanges "will require a little extra time" to switch over,
 Carroll said. The patchwork of local and toll-free numbers used
 to reach relay operators in the past will keep working for the
 time being, and will remain for some time in the rural and remote
 areas where 711 won't be available for a while.

 The move adds another to the list of x11 numbers in use in
 Canada. Telephone users are familiar with 911, used for emergency
 services, and 411, used for directory assistance within one's own
 area code. Calling 611 reaches telephone company repair services,
 and 011 is the access code to dial overseas calls. In the United
 States, 511 is being used in some areas to provide special
 information services, and some cellular telephone carriers are
 using 711 and 811 for roaming information and technical support.

 (Grant Buckler/19940211/Press Contact: Gail Carroll, Stentor
 Communications, 613-785-2821)

  - Newsbytes.


File 8:
From: Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 1994 11:53:22 EST
Subject: A deaf related book for FYI

Silence of the Spheres; The Deaf Experience in the History of Science  By
Harry G. Lang
Prior to the publication of this book, there has been a complete  absence
of literature on the contributions of deaf men and women in  science.
Written by a deaf scientist, this book is one of the few  syntheses of the
issues facing deaf people in a particular field of  professional endeavor.
Because of the highly invisible nature of  deafness, much of the
information presented by Lang will be new to  readers. His research
represents six years of archival search among  the historical documents of
the deaf communities of Europe, Canada,  and the United States. The
prominent role that deaf scientists have  played in history becomes
apparent through Lang's presentation of the   accomplishments of these
talented and determined men and women. The  study of deaf scientists is
part of the study of other marginalized  groups, and finds parallels in
African American and women's studies.  The issues surrounding technological
development, eugenics, and  disabilities in general are several of the
important themes of this  work.
      CONTENTS: Introduction; The Enlightenment and the Rise of Scientific
Societies; The Nineteenth Century: Opportunities and Oppression;  Attitudes
and Activism at the Turn of the Century; The Twentieth  Century: The First
Fifty Years; The Modern Era: Revolutions and  Breakthroughs; Epilogue;
      HARRY G. LANG is Professor of Educational Research and Development at
 the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of
Technology._He has written more than 35 articles and essays on science
education and Deaf studies.
PRICE_$49.95_ISBN_0-89789-368-9._224_pages._ PUBLICATION DATE: 02/28/94
      Review copies are available by calling (203) 226-3571 X385
      Reviewers please_inform your readers that they can order the book
with       a credit card by calling: 1-800-225-5800

or mail order with cc to:


File 9:
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 94 14:48:13 EST
Subject: Deaf Mosaic Programs List.


 Date:   94/02/26
 Sub: TFA Notes from All Over, 2/26/94

                         ----- TFA -----

            Deaf Mosaic Schedule, February-June 1994

     Somewhat belatedly, here is the schedule for Deaf Mosaic on
 The Discovery Channel through June 1994.

     All programs are Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Eastern Time
 (8 a.m. Central Time, 10 a.m. Mountain Time, 9 a.m. Pacific
 Time). Check your local program listings for channels and
 additional showings.

 Sunday, February 27

     Skydiver John Woo; Dale and Delee Windsor, whose furniture
     restoration business brings new life to classic furniture;
     Dawn Sign Press; an international conference on deaf
     television held in Munich, Germany; and volunteer programs
     at Children's Hospital. {Show #910, new program: tentative}

 Sunday, March 6

     "Five Acres," a special project for abused children;
     shopping at home for fashions for professional women; a
     philatelist (stamp collector) who specializes in stamps
     related to deafness; and a major conference on the
     educational role of American Sign Language. (Show #809)

 Sunday, March 13

     "DPN: The Power and the Promise." The fifth anniversary of
     the momentous Deaf President Now movement that changed the
     deaf world forever, including a reunion of the four student
     leaders of the DPN movement, deaf community leaders from the
     U.S. and Canada, deaf children, and Gallaudet President I.
     King Jordan. (Show #810)

 Sunday, March 20

     A special on medical topics including Tim Tesner, a deaf man
     who knows his way around an operating room; Sean Virnig, a
     victim of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a mysterious paralyzing
     disease whose deaf victims must learn whole new ways to
     communicate; and survivors of breast cancer. (Show #811)

 Sunday, March 27

     Deaf artist Charles Wildbanks and his wife Victoria; Silent
     News' "Newsmakers of the Quarter Century"; deaf
     firefighters; and deaf dancers from around the world. [Show
     #911, new program: tentative]

 Sunday, April 3

     A European deaf special courtesy of the BBC's "See Hear"
     including a deaf tennis tournament in Germany; young Swedish
     deaf children describe their visit to the zoo; a group of
     Danish deaf adventurers learn to ski; and the British Deaf
     Association's annual conference in the resort city of
     Blackpool. (Show #812)

 Sunday, April 10

     "Deaf Mosaic's" ninth season begins with a deaf Mardi Gras
     with the Krewe of Dauphine; and the Five Iron Men whose 1943
     basketball championship brought fame and glory to Gallaudet.
     (Show #901)

 Sunday, April 17

     Deaf participation in the 1993 Gay Rights march in
     Washington; Canadian parliament member Gary Malkowski;
     "paintball wars"; and the heartwarming story of a Russian
     child's journey to a new home with an American deaf family.
     (Show #902)

 Sunday, April 24

     (Show #912, new program: to be announced)

 Sunday, May 1

     Deaf actress Mary Vreeland starring opposite Pat Carroll in
     The Shakespeare Theatre's production of "Mother Courage";
     the 1993 gathering of educators of the deaf in Baltimore;
     Richard Jacobs, a deaf handball player battling the odds and
     discrimination for a place in the 1996 Olympics (Show #903)

 Sunday, May 8

     Hot baseball prospect Curtis Pride, working his way up to
     the major leagues; the 1993 Conference on Deaf People with
     AIDS in Los Angeles; aptioning of local TV news and
     decoder-equipped television sets hit the market; Deaf
     Mosaic's 100th edition. (Show #904)

 Sunday, May 15

     "Deaf Mosaic On-The-Road: The Great Plains." Featuring
     Devils Lake, North Dakota carpenter Steven Peterson; Native
     American youngsters living on the Turtle Mountain
     reservation; summer camp at the North Dakota School for the
     Deaf; Communication Services for the Deaf in Sioux Falls,
     South Dakota; Sprint car racer Greg Gunderson; and Omaha
     business card collector Warren Reynolds. (Show #905)

 Sunday, May 22

     A sign language message from the Space Shuttle from
     astronaut Bill Readdy; late deafened adults coping with
     lifestyle changes; a Russian deaf artist encountering
     changes in artistic freedom in the U.S. and at home. (Show

 Sunday, May 29

     (Show #100, new program; to be announced]

 Sunday, June 5

     "Kim's World," starring a deaf-blind television performer;
     deaf Senior Citizens; and baseball pioneer Dummy Hoy's slow
     march to the Hall of Fame, beginning with induction into the
     Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame; the renovation of Gallaudet's
     historic College Hall; and a flying frisbee spectacular.
     (Show #805)

 Sunday, June 12

     "The DeaFantasy SignSail Cruise." Seven days and nights at
     sea in the Caribbean with an all-deaf passenger list; ports
     of call include Nassau, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Mexico.
     EMMY Award Winner. (Show #806)

 Sunday, June 19

     Bodybuilder Shelley Beattie, whose athletic exploits have
     made her one of the most popular competitors on the
     "American Gladiators" television series; the Deaf West
     theatre group founded by veteran deaf actors Ed Waterstreet
     and Linda Bove; Barber Larry Doan demonstrates why he has
     attracted a loyal following of customers; the West Virginia
     University Marching Band performs a unique tradition -- in
     sign language. (Show #807)

 Sunday, June 26

     Show #1002, new program: to be announced]

                   (contributed by Jim Dellon)



File 10:
From: "Terry M. Teague" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 1994 23:02:45 -0500 (EST)
Subject: MD Relay Manager has E-mail Address

Hello everyone!

Mike Baer, a manager of Maryland Relay Center, has an email address!

-Terry M. Teague-


File 11:
From: James Womack <>
Date: 27 Feb 94 10:38:00 
Subject: How ASDB Got To ASL

[Editor Note: This was taken from ASL-L to show this to our subscribers]

Here is a anexcerpt of a presentation I did before the administrative body
of ASDB when I worked there and prior to the organization changing its
name to DPA. This helped to get a lot of changes started before I

                 HIPA = Hearing Impaired Professional Advocates

                        PROFESSIONAL ADVOCATES

   Opening Statement To The First Administration-ASDB/HIPA Meeting
                            March 4, 1991

We enter this meeting in the hope that this and future meetings will
not be meetings in which views are merely exchanged and in which no
plans of action are made. Such meetings border on being pointless in
the light of why we are gathered here.

Each of you has received a copy of our report to the superintendent.
In that report are issues, concerns and events regarding deaf
employees and deaf students of the school in which we are all a part.
This report lists and expounds the situations that currently exist
here. The report also offers potential solutions to concerns we deem
as requiring address and action to resolve or eliminate.
Consequently, we enter these meetings expecting the issues specific
to our report to be discussed and spec ific plans being made on what
actions to take regarding these concerns.

A few issues in our report are no longer valid. ASDB being what it is
has already taken steps to remedy some of the concerns addressed in
the paper. We thank you, and those of you who are active
in your support of our efforts to improve the school. Speaking of
appreciation and while I have this chance to speak to you, I wish to
express thanks on behalf of HIPA for the support some of you have
given us. We received some very positive comments from some of you
upon your receiving our report. Thank you very much. This shows that
we can and will be able to come to terms with the remaining issues as
we meet to plan strategies for addressing them.

Today, we merely present you with an agenda selected from our report
on which we will focus. We will then ask that this meeting be
rescheduled. We wish to reschedule because we are not prepared to
proceed with this meeting. The reason we are not prepared is because
we feel the manner in which arrangements were made, prevented us from
having sufficient time to be properly organized. On February 22nd,
HIPA representative, Jim Revell finally received a copy of the memo
announcing this meeting. However, I am also a representative but
have not as of February 22nd, received the memo announcing this
meeting. We received this information from a third party source by
sheer happenstance. The administrative staff apparently received
their copies quite promptly.

Though Jim and I met with Dr. Griffing and he verbally gave us this
information, he also expressed surprise we had not received it along
with you administrators. We conclude that there is a flow of
information problem on campus. In actuality, this type of event has
been known to happen in the past. Memos are received after the dates
of meetings. Announcements and other papers are received with early
dates on them but don't get into mailboxes until sometimes up to over
a week after the memo date.  Indeed, the teaching staff has joked and
grumbled about this for years. This is not good if we are to
"communicate" with each other.

The meeting with Dr. Griffing was a direct result of the fact that
Jim and I wanted to find out why we had not received the memo about
this meeting. We believe this information flow problem must be
corrected as it is disruptive and encourages our meetings to be
disorganized gatherings with little or no sense of direction.

In any event, the lateness in which we did received the information
prevented us from gathering our complete membership together before
the Rodeo Break to agree upon the agenda we would present to you.

                              THE AGENDA

The first area of concern we will focus on is the status and
employment of hearing impaired employees at ASDB. We will not at this
time go into details on that issue as they are clearly stated in the

The second focus is the communication skills of ASDB employees. This
is a school for the deaf and it is rather improper for employees to
not be able to communicate with deaf colleagues and peers
effectively. The specifics of this concern are also listed in the

The third area we will go into is the demonstrated need for an
attitude adjustment that some of our staff require. This need is
shown by the fact that some of the hearing staff engage in
questionable responses and behaviors towards both deaf students and
deaf staff members. The specifics of this issue is also outlined in
the report.

In conclusion, the one thing HIPA believes is self-evident, is the
fact that the school is or should be a model for mainstream society.
The school by virtue of its existence and mission should be a
successful demonstration of how the deaf may be prepared for and
participate as contributing and full equals in our society. In this
school, it should be a demonstrated proof today, not tomorrow, and
not be considered an on-going process, but rather, proof here and now
today that this is possible and happening. Otherwise, those looking
at the school from outside cannot help but think; if it cannot or
is not happening in an agency serving the deaf for 86 years, when
will it happen? If it is not happening at a school for the deaf,
where will it happen? The last thing the school needs is to be seen
as a failure in its mission and a failure in meeting the very goals it
espouses. Therefore, our meetings must result in concrete plans for
implementing changes. Changes to make the deaf fully participating
and equal partners a reality. If we can't or won't do this, then
just what is a school for the deaf for? Why does it exist? What justifies
taxpayers continuing to foot a bill in a worthless cause?

James Womack
ASDB/HIPA Representative

This speech got me into very hot water with the superintendent, Dr.
Griffing. However, it also started a chain of events that led to his
removal and the drastic changes that have and continue to occur at ASDB.

    WinQwk 2.0 a#0


File 12:
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 94 02:45:31 EST
Subject: Australia's TTY Public Phone.

 This news was found in Newsbytes which you didn't read.

 Telecom Australia Launches Public Phone For Hearing Impaired 11/29/93

 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 1993 NOV 29 (NB) -- Australia's prime telephone
 carrier has a number of specialised payphones which cater for people
 with special needs, but never before did it offer a phone for people
 who are hearing impaired. Now Telecom has unveiled the TTY payphone,
 a text/modem terminal-equipped payphone that allows users to
 interact with other TTY phone units.

 Similar TTY payphones were installed recently in London, Newsbytes
 notes. The phones double up as ordinary payphones, but, when
 required, can be set up to function as text phones for ASCII-based

 In a sign language presentation in Sydney last week, Colin Allen,
 the president of the Australian Association of the Deaf said: "The
 communication requirements of people in Australia who are deaf are
 often overlooked. Telecom has recognised the need to provide public
 payphones for people with special requirements and the TTY payphone
 will greatly assist our members and give them the opportunity to
 communicate while they are away from home."

 Telecom now has a Payphone Access Policy which refers to all people
 who may currently have difficulty using payphones, including people
 who use wheelchairs or walking aids; who suffer from impaired
 vision or hearing; or with language or reading difficulties.

 Telecom claims to be developing a standard for future designs of
 payphones to ensure that they will include facilities to accommodate
 people with special needs. The majority of existing payphones
 already have hearing aid couplers, volume control and touch-pad
 dialling, automatic dialling once a phonecard is inserted (these can
 be programmed for use at any phonecard phone) and many allow access
 to wheelchairs and walking frames.

 Chris Wilkinson of Telecom's Payphone Services, said that the TTY
 payphone is one of the first initiatives of the policy and ease of
 use, suitability of location and effectiveness of the calling guide
 were some of the key considerations in the design process.

 According to Wilkinson, all deaf and hearing impaired people in the
 area near the first TTY payphone have been offered $5 phone cards so
 they can try the new service.

 The TTY payphone works like this:

 The user places the handset in a cradle, inserts a phonecard and
 dials the number of another TTY phone. A signal light indicates if
 the called number is busy or ringing.

 Once the call is answered, a drawer under the payphone opens to
 reveal a keyboard and screen. If a hearing person answers, they can
 be alerted to connect the TTY system at their end by pressing a
 button. This activates a recorded explanation.

 The caller conducts a conversation using the keyboard and screen.
 TTY phone etiquette requires users to type "GA" to indicate that it
 is the other person's turn to 'talk'. "SK" indicates that the call
 is over. After the call, when the handset is replace, the drawer

 (Paul Zucker/19931129/Contact: Colleen Duffy, Telecom Australia
 Payphone Services on phone +61-2-895 9780)

  - Newsbytes.


File: 13
From: Ken Osfield <>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 1994 08:29:56 
Subject: Call for Participation

                         Call For Participation

                               ASSETS '94
               The First Annual International ACM/SIGCAPH
                  Conference on Assistive Technologies

         October 31-November 1, 1994, Marina del Rey, California

Sponsored by the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computers and the
Physically Handicapped, ASSETS'94 is the first of a new annual series
of conferences whose goal is to provide a forum where researchers and
developers, from academia and industry, can meet to exchange ideas and
report on new developments relating to computer-based systems to help
people. The conference scope spans impairments and disabilities of all
kinds, including but not limited to: sensory (hearing, vision, touch);
motor (orthopedic); cognitive (learning, speech, mental); and emotional.

Technical papers (up to 8 pgs in length) should be of the high quality
expected at the best ACM conferences, and should either (a) present
significant, original research results of a theoretical nature, or
(b) report the results of relevant and rigorous empirical studies, or
(c) describe the ``look and feel'' and discuss the internal workings of
an implemented system. Where possible and appropriate, papers should be
accompanied by a video to clarify and reinforce the concepts discussed.
Panel proposals (up to 3 pgs in length) on timely and controversial
topics are also welcome!

All submissions will be refereed, and no more will be accepted than can
be comfortably presented in a single track (no parallel sessions). Send
7 copies of full papers and 4 copies of panel proposals, all formatted
in accordance with standard ACM two-column conference style, to the
Program Chair:

          Ephraim P. Glinert
          Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, FR-35
          University of Washington
          Seattle, WA 98195

be directed to

NOTE: ASSETS'94 will immediately precede UIST'94, which will take place at the
same site on November 2-4. See you in Marina del Rey!


File 14:
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 94 10:48:59 EST
Subject: news! pls post on ur systems.tks

Please reserve the dates of May 6,7,8, 1994 .. for the first ever Midwestern
Shabbaton retreat for Jewish Deaf and their families, at Camp Chi in the
Wisconsin Dells area at Lake Delton.      
  The  retreat is being co-sponcered by Jewish Family and Community service (
affilate of the Jewish Federation of metro Chicago, the National Congress of
Jewish Deaf (ncjd) and Congregation Bene Shalom/ HAD.
  The NCJD / chicago 96 convention committee is setting up this first ever
Shabbaton retreat for Jewish Deaf in the hopes of locating and gathering Deaf
Jews from accross the Midwest. The retreat will offer a weekend of
socialization, religious services, relaxation, and education.  The retreat
will observe Shabbat and serve  kosher food. The committe hopes to identify
both observant and non temple going Deaf jews  who are interested in learning
more about their Jewish heritage.
  If you know of any Deaf jews who live in the states of  IL. Wisc., Mich.,
Ind. ,MO., Minn.,or Ohio. Pls inform Lynda Myers at (708) 679 5992 tty. or
(708) 675 0390V. days or Howard Rosenblum at (312)587 1165 tty/machine. We
will send registration information to any people that give us their names and
addresses. For more info call Lynda or Howard. or email LRraeM

Registration forms are now available for the Midwest Deaf Jewish Shabbaton to
be held May 6-8 1994. Registration includes 2 nights in  comfortable cabins
at Camp Chi in the beautiful Wisc. dells area. We will provide 5 kosher meals
and 2 snacks, shabbat services, and workshops. All events are in sign and
interpreters voice /asl  will be provided.   This event is sponcered by the
National Congress of Jewish Deaf / Jewish Family and Community Service of
Chicago/ Cong. Bene Shalom of the H.A.D.    Deaf families, singles, and
hearing families with deaf children are invited to attend, registration fee :
$ 92.00 adults , 48 for children 3 to 17yrs, children ages 0-2 yrs are free
of charge.    Some scholorships are available. for more info scholorships, or
regisration forms pls contact Lynda Myers 708 679 5992 tty days or at  


File 15:
From Wed Mar 30 23:24:57 1994
Date: 19 Feb 94 22:17:59 -0600

[Editore Note: This was taken from ASL-L]

    Deaf people are needed to participate in a Gallaudet Research Institute
    study about lipreading.  The study will last from 8-10 months.  You
    will be testing a new vibrotactile device that you hold in your hand or
    wear on your arm.  If you decide to participate, you will need to come
    to the lab twice a week for an hour each time.  You will be paid for
    your time.
    In order to qualify for the experiment, you must meet the following
    	1.	You have a profound hearing loss.
    	2.	You have normal vision (wearing contacts or glasses is
    	3.	Your family is hearing and they speak English at home.
    	4.	You are age 50 or under.
    Please contact Paula Tucker (11PTUCKER) if you are interested in this
    study, or if you have any questions about it.


File 16:
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 94 00:45:04 EST
Subject: Cover Ad

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

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
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

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


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 :-)


File 17:
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 1994 8:15:02 -0700 (MST)
Subject: capulin coffee information

       Capulin Coffee                     Traditionally Dried
    homegrown by my friends                   100% Natural      
       Roasted to Order                      Jungle Coffee
                              Seth Appell
                          Ash Creek Orchards
                           Pima, AZ. 85543
                           (602) 485-2084
                        Phone or FAX anytime!
                E-mail to:
Capulin is the traditional name given to a particular condition of coffee.
It has never been touched by water.  None of the finest, most subtle 
flavors and alkaloids have been dissolved away.
In antiquity, only mature coffee cherries were picked and placed to dry 
in the sun like raisins, with the natural sugar dried in.  Two stone 
surfaces were used to mill the bean from the hull and shell, which they 
then winnowed.  Hands were used to sort large beans from small and good 
from bad.  Traditionally a very labor intensive and costly process.
In 1986 on a journey to a remote jungle waterfall in Mexico, 
Daniel Fourwinds and his wife discovered an old coffee plantation.  
The plantation had been left almost untouched by modernization, 
chemical fertilizers and toxic spray techniques.  The owner, 
Donna Marie Jesus Moreno, a woman of 80 years, invited them into her home 
and offered them coffee for cooling down.  Daniel accepted her offer 
though quite skeptical as to cooling down with a cup of coffee.  
The coffee she said was "Capulin, traditionally dried."  At the time, 
they did not fully realize the significance of her words.  Yet, with the 
first sip he knew it was the tastiest coffee ever to have flavored his 
mouth. Within minutes the jungle heat seemed to ease its oppression and a 
definite up lift of physical energy engaged his body.  When they departed 
they were given a couple of pounds of these incredible beans.  
As he shared h with the feelings he had experiemore Capulin!
Three dramatic chemical changes have occurred to commercial coffee!!
First, the bitter flavor of coffee which has been picked green or in 
any varying stage short of maturity lacks the full sweet aftertaste of 
mature, traditionally dried coffee.
Second, sugar, which was traditionally dried into the coffee bean, 
is fermented into alcohol which absorbs the essential flavor enhancing 
oils from the bean.
Third, the most delicate caffeine alkaloids are water soluble, and are 
lost to you in the water bath process of hulling and sorting.
Commercially, to reduce the high economic cost of individually 
picking only the mature coffee beans, coffee cherries are stripped 
from the trees in all stages of development and poured into room sized 
tanks.  The mass weight crushes the cherries and the sugary juices are 
fermented into alcohol.  The once sticky sugar laden hulls can be easily 
washed from the beans and their inner shells.  In the rinsing process, 
it was discovered that good beans would sink while the bad beans could be 
easily floated off.  The washed beans with their sugarless inner shells 
are then spread in the sun to dry.  When dried, the beans are run through 
a raspmill where the shell chaff is blown away and the beans are screened 
for size.  The high natural quality of coffee is lost as a result of this 
low labor technology. 
No doubt you are aware of the destructive practice of clear cutting jungle 
forests for short term financial gain. If you are like me, you would like 
to support and encourage those people who supply superior organic produce 
using traditional sustainable agricultural practices.
Coffee grows on bushes which must be shaded from the harsh equatorial sun 
by taller trees.  The forest which grows on the pacific coast of Mexico 
approximately 1,000 miles south of the border is home to numerous native 
fruits, including bananas, papayas, mangos and coconuts, as well as various 
hardwoods.  This exotic forest was planted in arabica coffee in the early 
1900's.  Clear-cut land surrounds this forest. When the valuable hard wood 
trees are removed, only hybrid plants and modern agricultural practices are  
productive.  Unfortunately, there are limited opportunities for people to 
obtain cash and wood is in high demand.
Capulin coffee is a traditionally dried natural product.  You are 
supporting a thriving cottage industry with your hard earned dollars. 
Many families are involved in the harvesting and handling of these exotic 
beans.  For each pound of coffee sold, $4.00 is actually paid for this 
labor before any other costs are incurred.  I have been deeply moved by 
this effective method of achieving agricultural and economic stability.  
You can now enjoy the finest coffee available at any price, while 
participating in a real co-operative grass roots conservation project.
                   Now You can order Capulin coffee 
                      for only $8.00 per pound.  
         Your whole beans will be roasted and shipped immediately!  
             Please feel free to call me for more information.  
                   C.O.D. orders shipped same day.  
               You may call fax or E-mail your C.O.D. orders!  
         Please make your check or postal money order payable to:
                             Seth Appell
                          Ash Creek Orchards
                           Pima, AZ  85543    
                           (602) 485-2084
             E-mail to:
If you are not completely satisfied with Capulin Coffee, simply return 
the unused portion for a courteous refund. I'm sure you'll be thrilled 
by traditionally dried, natural jungle coffee!
If you are looking for the ultimate cup of coffee, please allow me to share 
this amazing discovery with you. Simply indicate your coffee preference.
                        5 pounds of Capulin 
  Vienna  (medium roast)       1/2 & 1/2       French  (dark roast)
For U.S. Priority mail Second day Air, C.O.D. 
$10.00 for shipping + $40.00 for coffee

                         3 pounds of Capulin

For Us Priority mail second day air
$6.00 for shiping + $24.00 for coffee
             COD add $2.00


File 18:
From: Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net
Date: Feb 7th 1994
Subject: New Advertisements Policy

Many People want to place advertisements in the Magazine...
I thought of it... I decided that 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 PO Box 80484 Phoenix Az 85060-0484

Personal or Business Checks and Money Orders And Cash Accepted

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                                          32.00

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

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