Issue #5 – Wednesday June 15th 1994


Issue # 5

Wednesday June 15th 1994

Today's Topics:


File 1: Welcome to 5th 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: Introduction to Deaf Magazine's WWW Site
File 6: Issues can be Faxed to Ya!
File 7: Issues can be telex to Ya!
File 8: Time Magazine features Aids and the Deaf Community
File 9: Tree Branch On Line BBS
File 10: Notes taken from Gallaudet's Vax on Deaf Superintendents
File 11: Info on EASI
File 12: Can Anyone help here?
File 13: Email Workshop on Computer Access for Persons with Disabilities
File 14: Deaf Gopher
File 15: Interpreter Job
File 16: Conference on Tech. and Sensory Disabilities in July
File 17: Board of Trustees By Laws For Gally 
File 18: Gally Campus Location
File 19: Visiting Gally


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File 1:
From: Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net
Date: April 1st 1994
Subject: Welcome to 5th Issue!

Welcome to 5th 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. Also, Big thanks 
to Dr Tan Tin Wee ( for the WWW 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 Articles to
me at Any Questions for the Editor only can be mailed 
to Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net. 
If you people missed first, second, third or forth issues it can be 
obtained 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 6 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. Sorry for long long Delay of 
sending you all the 5th Issue because my job is overwhelming!


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 coming!

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: June 13th 1994
Subject Introduction to WWW site!

mosaic, www, lynx to:

Click on Databases
and the first menu option on the retrieved screen is....
drum roll

The Deaf Magazine


File 6:
From: Deaf-Admin@Clark.Net
Date: March 30th 1994
Subject Issues can be faxed

I can fax issues only to spefic areas as listed...
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File 7:
From: Deaf Magazine Editor <>
Date: 6/15/94
Subject: I can Telex Issues to you for a fee!

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File 8:
From: "Terry M. Teague" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 1994 18:25:35 +0500
Subject: Time Magazine Features AIDS and the Deaf Community

From: GALLUA::RBWEINSTOCK "Bob Weinstock" 30-MAR-1994 05:36:42. 
Subj: TFA Notes from All Over, 3/30/94


Time Magazine Features AIDS and the Deaf Community

The April 4 issue of Time magazine highlights AIDS and the
deaf community. An article in the Society section, written by
David Van Biema, includes poignant stories about deaf persons
with AIDS and their struggles with the health care system.
Perhaps most significantly, Warren Cunningham, a former assistant
to national AIDS policy coordinator Kristine Gebbie, is quoted as
saying that Gebbie would be willing to meet with deaf activists
on the issue.

Says Patti E. Singleton, acting dean of the College for
Continuing Education at Gallaudet University, "Needless to say,
this [the Time magazine article] is a very significant development 
in the long struggle for recognition of the needs of deaf people 
and AIDS, and provides excellent coverage and interviews from
key players in this movement."

Adds Susan N. Karchmer, director of Gallaudet's National
Academy, who is also a founding and current member of the National
Coalition on the Deaf Community and HIV (NCDH), "This is the
first time issues of access and empowerment for the Deaf 
Community as it relates to HIV/AIDS have received attention in the
national press."

Karchmer is quoted in the article, as is Steven D. Collins,
coordinator of Deaf-Blind Interpreting Services with Gallaudet
Interpreting Service and chair of NCDH. Elizabeth A. Aviles, an
academic advisor with the Office of Academic Advising who was
formerly with Deafpride's AIDS project, also assisted in Van
Biema's preliminary research for this article.

The text of the article follows.


AIDS (fingerspelling graphics)

In one community, silence equals death.
Thousands of deaf Americans have never
learned the details about HIV and AIDS, and
their ignorance is killing them.

To anyone outside his special circle, the fate of a young
Texan named James would have seemed as predictable as it was
tragic. The Austin restaurant worker had developed the telltale
red-and-purple lesions and had suffered night sweats, diarrhea
and weight loss. Then came the inevitable coda; his doctor
informed him that he had AIDS. In fact, his T-cell count was down
from a normal range of 800 to 1,200 to a depressing 12.

But James, as he told his doctor, did not know what AIDS
was. Nor did he know what HIV was, or for that matter a virus. He
agreed to the recommended treatments, but aside from that, he
lived as he had before -- including his active and unprotected
sex life. He was sure he would get better.

James' hospital called in Stephan Kennedy, an outreach
worker who deals exclusively with HIV-infected and AIDS patients
such as James. To Kennedy the young man's incomprehension was
painfully familiar. "I used a lot of analogies," Kennedy recalls.
"I said, 'The HIV is a worm, and the apple is your body. The worm
gets into your body, eats a little and then goes to sleep. Then
it wakes up again and starts eating some more and some more and
some more, until the apple becomes rotten. And that is what is
happening to you.'"

That chilling explanation helped, but it was many more such
conversations before James truly understood, shortly before his
death. It wasn't that he was dumb; it was that he was deaf.

When the group ACT UP coined the slogan "Silence Equals
Death" in 1987, it meant political silence. Already by that year,
actual silence about the nature of AIDS -- whether through
ignorance or timidity -- had been broached. Most Americans, and
certainly most people in the then recognized risk groups, knew
what the disease was and how one could get it.

Most, that is, unless they were deaf. Today, 13 years into
the epidemic, the average deaf person may -- just recently --
have learned AIDS exists. But, say activists in the field, most
of America's deaf adults and teenagers still do not know what
"HIV positive" means, that it can be contracted from someone who
shows no symptoms, how to have safe sex or avoid infection
through needles, or that women can catch it.

Why should a deaf person be more vulnerable to the 20th
century plague than a blind person or, for that matter, the
average American? The answer, say deaf activists, is that their
peers do not read English. The first language of more than half
of America's deaf, whose number is variously estimated at between
250,000 and 2 million, is American Sign Language (ASL). That
elegant mode of communication, a combination of signs and
gestures, is not based on English. Thus the English reading level
of the average deaf adult at the completion of formal education
is usually placed somewhere between the third and the eighth
grade. Says New York social-services counselor Donna Leshne: "The
knowledge base is lacking. With all the ways we have of
transmitting information, they're just not receiving it."

Some deaf AIDS activists can testify personally to the price
of the gap. "I was very puzzled about AIDS," says Harry Woosley
Jr., an AIDS/HIV educator in Baltimore, Maryland, who visits
churches, apartment complexes and bars with a large deaf
population, trying to get the word out. "I remember reading about
it (in the mid-'80s). It was very technical, complicated and
fuzzy information to me, so I just pitched it." The "complicated
information" was newspaper and magazine articles; Woosley was
found to be HIV positive a few years later.

The language problem is only the first barrier to
understanding. Many deaf people have only a rudimentary
understanding of anatomy, disease and medicine. African-American
deaf people, who employ their own dialect of ASL, are yet more
isolated from mainstream information -- and so more endangered.
Residential schools for the deaf tend to be more puritanical than
those for the hearing, and sex education is less comprehensive.
Some social scientists also believe that needle drug use is
higher because of alienation and loneliness. Even excluding such
theories, says Susan Karchmer of Gallaudet University, the
world's only four-year liberal arts school for the hard of
hearing, "all the factors that would make deaf people in this
country multiply susceptible to HIV are there."

Leshne talks about clients so ignorant of the disease that
"by the time they come to you, they're so sick, all you can do is
hold their hand and hope they come out of it." A patient in Texas
writes confidently, "I got HIV through sex -- now I stop sex and
HIV finish." A doctor tells of a patient who believed incorrectly
that "'I have one disability, so I can't catch another.'" There
are many like James, who know they are sick but continue having
unprotected sex, not out of callousness but confusion.

Once a deaf person contracts AIDS, its horrors are
magnified. John Canady, the scion of a multigeneration deaf
family in California, signed so exquisitely that he served as a
model for an ASL textbook. His eloquence meant less than nothing
when he ended up in a San Diego hospital with an AIDS-related
crisis. Not only did his attendants fail to provide an
interpreter, they also tied his hands to a gurney. Trapped for
hours in the classic nightmare of I-want-to-scream-but-someone-
has-his-hand-over-my-mouth, Canady died shortly after friends
found and released him.

The average hospital's public address system, non-ASL-
trained staff and often complex written directions and
appointment schedules are daunting for most deaf people even if
they are just having their tonsils out. For AIDS patients, who
may see half a dozen specialists for various complaints, the
difficulties constitute a diabolical maze. Nor do many doctors
reach out to make things easier. Most AIDS caseworkers with deaf
clients can name one who was simply handed a piece of paper
saying, "You have AIDS," with no follow-up. Quanquilla Mason, a
deaf and blind New Yorker who has since died, remembered going
into emergency surgery. "I was afraid," recalled Mason, "and the
surgeon wasn't making any effort to explain to me what he was
doing, and I was asking, 'Please let my interpreter come, please
let her come explain to me what you gonna do?!'" Although federal
law vouchsafes a right to interpreters, financially strapped
hospitals often slide by with a minimum of service. Deaf AIDS
patients nationwide are used to screaming, moaning and banging
things just to alert hospital workers to their needs.

In 1991 about 100 activists across the country formed the
National Coalition on HIV and the Deaf Community. Its members
work at a scattering of clinics and outreach programs for the
deaf. Some have drafted pamphlets using sign-language pictographs
and explicit illustration to overcome the literacy problem. (A
AIDS!") Others, noting, as one put it, that "the written language
of ASL is videotape," have taken to camcorders. An HIV-AIDS hot
line accessible to the deaf using small teletypes called TTYs can
be reached at 800-243-7889. But few activists have been able to
secure funding for their efforts.

A case in point is Kennedy's Los Angeles-based AIDS
Education/Services for the Deaf, pre-eminent in its field in 1990
thanks to a three-year, $432,000 grant from the Centers for
Disease Control in Atlanta. AESD barnstormed the country, giving
three-day training classes to hundreds of deaf activists on how
to alert people to this "new" disease. They were a hit in 25
cities and were invited to 37 more. But the grant was not
renewed. AESD had failed, like most other deaf AIDS
organizations, to fulfill a basic requirement for steady
government funding: a tally of the infected. Until recently, deaf
activists who were asked for casualty figures would simply cite
the number of panels dedicated to the deaf dead in the huge Names
Project Memorial quilt, an undercounting any hearing AIDS group
would deem ridiculous. Serious assays now start at 300; estimates
of HIV-positive deaf run from 7,000 to as high as 26,000. But the
deaf world's varied demographics and idiosyncratic lines of
communication conspire against precision. "We have tried to
collect our own statistics," laments Kennedy. "We have tried and

The price of that failure is high. The Washington watchdog
group AIDS Action Council can locate "no clear public funding
stream" for deaf people. Officials at the Centers for Disease
Control, tallying informally, are unable to name major current
programs totaling more than $200,000. "In practical terms, that's
two, possibly three salaries," including the necessary coverage
of employees' health care, says the Rev. Margaret Reinfeld, an
official at the AIDS organization AMFAR (American Association for
AIDS Research) who recently sat on a CDC external review for
prevention programs. "There's absolutely no question that the
resources are grossly insufficient to the need." Adds Barbara J.
Wood, board member of the mainstream National Association of the
Deaf: "I wear a red ribbon every day. I am angry."

Warren Buckingham, until a month ago special assistant to
Clinton AIDS policy coordinator Kristine Gebbie, agrees that not
enough is happening. "There is a clear recognition that the deaf
may be at special risk and may not be getting the lifesaving
prevention messages their community needs," he says. "It may be
time for the CDC and others to say very explicitly to
(geographic) communities seeking funding, 'You must also
carefully consider the needs of deaf persons.'" Buckingham claims
that Gebbie would be willing to meet with deaf activists on the

They will no doubt welcome the invitation, though with some
skepticism. America has traditionally paid little attention to
deaf people, so they are used to second-class treatment. It will
take more than words to counter the fatalism expressed by Steven
Collins, the current chairman of the National Coalition on HIV
and the Deaf Community, as he surveys the current dilemma. "I'm
sad but not shocked," he types on his TTY. "Deaf is a small
community. Deaf is not important. Deaf people are dying because
of that."

(Copyright 1994, Time Inc. All rights reserved.
Downloaded from America Online)

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File 10:
From: "Terry M. Teague" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 1994 18:27:13 +0500
Subject: Notes taken from Gallaudet's Vax on Deaf Superdents!

[Editor Note: to write to those people at gallaudet, send email to them. 
for example blah::gallua, send to them on internet using]

Note 191.0 Deaf Superintent 27 replies
GALLUA::91CHELD 8 lines 12-APR-1994 20:43
Hey, I am from Kentucky who raised a deaf instutition in Danville,
Kentucky.... Hey wanna hear a news.... Alright you gotta know... KSD
superintent, Mr. John Hudson already pronounced that he's had resigned
his postiton... So KSD staffs, facuilites and students are demanding a
new deaf superintent!!! So It will made big impact on the state of
Kentucky.... Another protest.... So what do you think of it???? Support
them or what?

Note 191.1 Deaf Superintent 1 of 27
GALLUA::11RLONDON 7 lines 12-APR-1994 21:28
-< Yeah!! >-
Yeah, I just finished my term paper on that topic related to Deaf
President Now Protest Among the Deaf Community.... I believe that once
there was a protest here at Gallaudet University and most of deaf
schools started to look up as it is part of the impact on them. I
wish Kentucky School for the Deaf a big luck to hire Deaf Superindent!!

Note 191.2 Deaf Superintent 2 of 27
GALLUA::11CWOODFILL 30 lines 12-APR-1994 21:39
-< protest >-
I encourage that you talk to KSD administration thru more peaceful
means first and if it doesn't work out then you all can protest
peacefully without any kind of violence. 
I would like to share to you a story about WSD protest during Nov,
92 that lasted with great success for mere two days. We protested with
three demands 1) Dean of student resign (successful) 2) 51/49
percent ratio of deaf and hearing staff (failed but improved the
situation anyway) 3) No punishment toward the staffs, students, and
alumnis for participating in the protest (successful) and the
informal demands that our superindent resign (successful, he resigned
after the academic year of 92-93 are over. We were upset that our dean
of student are very negligent about the students' needs. At that time,
there were higher rate of suicide attempts but thankfully all attempts,
however very serious, failed. Also he tends to hire hearing
houseparents with practically no experience in signing. Those
houseparents who doesn't know some signs, along with few long time
houseparents, are quite negligent about our needs. There were
communication breakdown between houseparents and us. This protest was
geared principally toward our dorm staffs, not toward teachers who are
quite qualified to teach at WSD. The executive secretary of Wisconsin
State Education Board gave our dean of student two choice, either
transfer to secretarial job at Madison at a government building or get
fired. He resigned and transferred. Our demand for higher ratio of
deaf/hearing employees at WSD were not met but we accepted the
compromise which I, along with few other student leaders, worked out
that said that students in Student Body Council can get a say in the
hiring process of most important jobs such as teacher, superindent, and
houseparents. The final demand was met without any resistance which
was to give us no punishment for protesting. then everything went
just fine. I suggest u to do it peace fully. Chris
Note 191.3 Deaf Superintent 3 of 27
GALLUA::JABOUTCHER 7 lines 12-APR-1994 23:20
Who is the superintendent of the WSD? Is he deaf?

I extend my best wishes to your alma mater, KSD!

Note 191.4 Deaf Superintent 4 of 27
GALLUA::11CDENNEY "RedFeverComing" 7 lines 12-APR-1994 23:40

i'd apply, but i gotta graduate from here, in say...2 years or so.

maybe they can have an interim president?

Note 191.5 Deaf Superintent 5 of 27
GALLUA::11CWOODFILL 5 lines 12-APR-1994 23:46
.3 Our former superindent is John Shipman. Some old-time
Missourians might know him cuz his parents were deaf and graduated at
missouri school for the deaf. Our new superindent is Tim Jeach who was
successfully stolen from Riverside or Freemont school for the deaf. 
(not sure which) He has been great to WSD. Chris
Note 191.6 Deaf Superintent 6 of 27
GALLUA::11CWOODFILL 1 line 12-APR-1994 23:47
might i add, Shipman isn't deaf and Tim Jeach is deaf. Chris
Note 191.7 Deaf Superintent 7 of 27
GALLUA::91CHELD 3 lines 13-APR-1994 08:36
-< hearie thumb down, deaf thumb up! >-
to answer .3, not wsd, its ksd the old superintendent was john
hudson, he was a hearing superintendent.....
Note 191.8 Deaf Superintent 8 of 27
GALLUA::91CHELD 3 lines 13-APR-1994 08:38
-< ha! >-
to reply .4, sure carl, let's see if you made it or not! i would be
surprise if you had won..... doubt it! chris

Note 191.9 Deaf Superintent 9 of 27
GALLUA::JABOUTCHER 10 lines 13-APR-1994 09:46
-< Any other deaf superintendents? >-
Tim Jaech! Wonderful guy!

IND: Eddy Laird
NJ: Dr. Gertie Galloway
NC: Dr. Kathy Jankowski
WI: Tim Jaech
MD: Jamie Tucker
Note 191.10 Deaf Superintent 10 of 27
GALLUA::JABOUTCHER 7 lines 13-APR-1994 09:50
-< Hurry up and pass Algebra >-

Hurry up, Carl.
Students would love to have you as superintendent! You have such a
marvelous sense of humor! With rich imagination! Yesssss, they need

Note 191.11 Deaf Superintent 11 of 27
GALLUA::11RMINGO "Tiptoeing Through The Tulips" 6 lines 13-APR-1994 10:10
-< here's one! >-

Iowa: Dr. William Johnson

I know that Mich has a deaf superintendent, but I forget his name.

Note 191.12 Deaf Superintent 12 of 27
GALLUA::18SJOHNSON 19 lines 13-APR-1994 10:14
-< hudson.....KSD >-
Yes, as u all have seen what Chris Held have "typed" on .0...KSD have
had two or three rallies so far, to wake the Department of Education
in Kentucky up. Also there are only 18 deaf teachers out of about 64
teachers, 3 or 5 deaf houseparents out of 30 to 45 houseparents, 
three or four deaf people on the advisory board, etc...FYI, they 
formed a Task Force chaired by Sheryl Simpson, a 1985 KSD graduate and
a 1991 or 1992 Gally graduate. The Task Force held all those rallies
and will have another one in May, to discuss about the demand of 51 
percent majority of deaf staff-faculty workers, and other issues.
So, they will demand a deaf supt, which will be our first deaf supt.
and a majority of deaf in the adminstrative field. My parents are KSD
graduates (1965) and my brother in 1990 and me in 1993, so we have
a strong desire for a deaf suptedrient and a majority of deaf staff-
faculty so the next generation of deaf students will have a deaf
role model.....

A KSD 1993 graduate....

Sarita Kay
Note 191.13 Deaf Superintent 13 of 27
GALLUA::11RWEINTRAUB "Roy J. Weintraub" 8 lines 13-APR-1994 13:16

Don't forget the Vermont.

Her name is Susan Sien and she was ass't principal in Lexington School
for the Deaf before she left that postion to be the Supt. in Vermont.

She is deaf.

Note 191.14 Deaf Superintent 14 of 27
GALLUA::91CHELD 3 lines 13-APR-1994 13:45
As I am not familar with his name, he is a supertendent at Eastern
North Carolina School for the Deaf. He is also deaf....
Note 191.15 Deaf Superintent 15 of 27
GALLUA::11TDUBOSKI 5 lines 13-APR-1994 14:05
-< NJ's supt's deaf, too. >-
Don't forget... 

Gertrude Galloway

Note 191.16 Deaf Superintent 16 of 27
GALLUA::12JLOMANTO 4 lines 13-APR-1994 14:13
-< Also in Ill. Deaf >-

And also don't forget......

Illinois School f/t Deaf--------Dr. Peter Seiler (former Neb. Deaf)
Note 191.17 Deaf Superintent 17 of 27
GALLUA::11DMAYER 1 line 13-APR-1994 14:23
I think north dakota's spt is deaf, Jamie Galloway
Note 191.18 Deaf Superintent 18 of 27
GALLUA::11LMOYNIHAN "UConn Huskies" 5 lines 13-APR-1994 14:32
There is a deaf superintendent at Rochester School for the Deaf in
Mowl...and there are about 15 deaf superintendents now. The first
thirteen is in the DeafLife Magazine which was published in 1991.

Note 191.19 Deaf Superintent 19 of 27
GALLUA::11SSORCE "Proud to be Chicagoian!" 3 lines 13-APR-1994 14:34
Indiana School for the Deaf has a deaf superintendent, Eddy Laird!

Note 191.20 Deaf Superintent 20 of 27
GALLUA::12JLOMANTO 3 lines 13-APR-1994 15:52

Poland School f/t Deaf has deaf supt, too... Jecreiw Poltierswi
Note 191.21 Deaf Superintent 21 of 27
GALLUA::11EPARKS "VISION for SBG" 4 lines 13-APR-1994 16:04
-< we are not from the dark ages... >-
Michigan too!!

Dr. Brian McCartney

Note 191.22 Deaf Superintent 22 of 27
GALLUA::11RJAECH 7 lines 13-APR-1994 16:45
-< Tim Jaech, my big Teddy Bear Daddy!! >-

WSD's new Supt., Tim Jaech used to work at CSDRiverside for many
years!! He is the BEST & GREATEST!! Sorry to brag about this but he is
my big Teddy Bear Daddy!!

Note 191.23 Deaf Superintent 23 of 27
GALLUA::JABOUTCHER 9 lines 13-APR-1994 20:41
-< exit >-
Hi Rosangela!

Fancy to see your surname "Jaech" on the screen!

I do not blame you for bragging as daughter of Superintendent Jaech.
He was well admired and respected at Gallaudet. I do not think he
remembers me as I stayed at Gallaudet for less than 60 days. I also used 
to play basketball against your mother. You also have a wonderful deaf 
aunt, older sister of your father. 
Note 191.24 Deaf Superintent 24 of 27
GALLUA::11CDENNEY "RedFeverComing" 5 lines 13-APR-1994 21:14

the Surfers College of the Deaf in Malibu, California has Rock Troy as

Note 191.25 Deaf Superintent 25 of 27
GALLUA::11DEVANS "Mr. Sandman" 2 lines 13-APR-1994 21:42
-< Surfin' USA >-
Funny. I thought the President was the Big Kahuna. Moondoggie's the
Provost, and Gidget was the Dean. ;)
Note 191.26 Deaf Superintent 26 of 27
GALLUA::DSIMPSON 3 lines 14-APR-1994 09:30
-< OSD=deaf >-

Dr. E. Corbett of Ohio School for the Deaf.

Note 191.27 Deaf Superintent 27 of 27
GALLUA::PCS_FARRAND 4 lines 14-APR-1994 12:34
St Mary's sChool for the Deaf in bflo, ny..
I forgot his name. He is hard of hearing but he graduated from gally
in 50's..

[To Be Continued In Next Message]

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File 11:
From: Prof Norm Coombs <>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 1994 12:16:35 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Info on EASI

EASI Reference Guide (4-21-94)

Mission Statement
History & Organization
Electronic Resources

Our mission is to provide information and guidance about
access-to-information technologies by individuals with disabilities. We
are dedicated to staying informed about developments and
advancements within the adaptive computer technology field and to
spreading that information to schools, colleges and universities and
into the workplace. EASI also serves individuals with disabilities.

EASI was originally formed as a special interest group within
EDUCOM's Educational Uses of Information Technology (EUIT)
program. In 1994, EASI became affiliated with the American
Association for Higher Education (AAHE). AAHE is a national
organization of individuals dedicated to the cause of improving the
quality of higher education.

Our membership is composed of people from a wide range of colleges,
universities, businesses and other institutions. They include computing
staff, disabled student services staff, faculty, administrators,
vendors, representatives of professional associations, private
consultants, heads of both non-profit and for-profit organizations,
faculty and staff from K-12 schools, and students. While EASI's
membership comes primarily from the United States, people from 29 other
countries have participated in EASI activities.

Discussion Lists
EASI supports two electronic discussion lists, which include several
hundred people from 29 countries. The EASI List focuses on
adaptive equipment, access issues, and other disability and computer

General subscribers to the list use it to ask questions, make
announcements about disability-related events and to pass on
information. EASI uses this list to inform members of what's going on
within the organization. Dr. Norman Coombs, chair of Project
EASI, sends out regular EASI Flashes --informal letters to the
membership -- that detail what the project is doing and what new
resources are available. "EASI News For You," the project's formal
newsletter is also available over the internet.

EASI also has a library discussion list called AXSLIB-L. It was formed
to help librarians provide people with disabilities access to all
library resources and services. This list is composed of librarians and
others who are interested in making libraries more accessible.

To join the EASI List send a "subscribe" command to
LISTSERV@SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU, saying sub easi, with your first and last
name in quotes. sub easi "firstname" "lastname"_

To join the Library Access List, send a "subscribe" command to
LISTSERV@SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU saying sub axlib-l with your first and last
name in quotes. sub axlib-l "firstname" "lastname"

Gopher Resources
EASI has made available most of its publications through the gopher at
St. Johns University in New York. (See below for a list and
description of available publications.)

To access EASI information from the gopher, connect to the St.
Johns gopher, or connect to a major gopher, find the
New York state gopher menu, and there you'll locate St. Johns.

>From the St. Johns menu, you will find "Disability and Rehabilitation
Resources." On that menu, you will find the EASI submenu.
Electronic Journal
EASI members have created a quarterly, online journal called
"Information Technology and Disabilities." The journal, which
focuses on technology issues that relate to people with disabilities, is
available in two ways. A subscriber can elect to receive the table of
contents and abstracts of articles or the entire journal, which runs
about 60 typed pages. Along with the table of contents version,
subscribers receive complete information on how to retrieve whole
articles they are interested in. By the time the first issue was
available, 710 people had subscribed to EASI's new electronic
journal. To subscribe to the "Information Technology and
Disabilities," contents list, which sends the contents automatically
with additional information on getting articles sent, send a message
to: Have no subject line, but one line of
text saying sub itd-toc followed by your first and last names in
quotes. To get the entire journal sent automatically, send a message
to Again, use no subject, but for text
write sub itd-jnl followed by your first and last name in quotes.

Online Workshop
Under the auspices of the Rochester Institute of Technology Dr.
Coombs and Dick Banks of the University of Wisconsin, Stout
conduct e-mail delivered two-week long workshops that focus on materials
created for the EASI Seminar Series. Dr. Coombs and Mr. Banks post
information on various issues each day and then direct and monitor
discussion among workshop participants. A large focus of the
workshop is for participants to use the internet to locate a vast array
of disability resources and to share their information with other
participants. Topics include the law, disability demographics,
accessible lab environments, input and output systems and
compensatory strategies were covered during the workshop. For
information on future workshops, send e-mail to In the text of the message, include
one line:
info workshop
Workshop participants receive a certificate of completion from RIT, and
they also can earn CEU credits or in-service credit. The registration
fee is $99.

ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS (Available through gopher.)
"Computers and Students with Disabilities: New Challenges for
Higher Education," (second edition). The second edition of "EASI
Challenges" provides an overview of how people with disabilities
can use computers in post-secondary education. It discusses ideas that
campus computing personnel and disabled student service
providers can use about campus planning ideas, accessibility
guidelines, and legal issues. Includes modules of five campuses that
have made campus computing accessible to people with disabilities.

"Computer Access Facts," gives basic information on disability
legislation, demographics and adaptive computer technology. This four-
page brochure is a convenient document for people who are
being introduced to the field of technology for people with

"EASI Adaptive Computing Self-evaluation Kit for Colleges and
Universities" is a 22-page checklist that helps schools evaluate the
services they offer disabled students, faculty and staff. It includes a
legal overview, a detailed questionnaire for all departments on a
campus, a user needs checklist, and a short checklist that can be used
for the ADA-required self-evaluation of colleges and universities.
Offered on a shareware basis. Licensing fee is required.

"EASI News for You" is EASI's quarterly newsletter. Sent
electronically to list members and on paper to individuals who don't
have e-mail.

"Opportunities: Equal Access to Electronic Library Services for
Patrons with Disabilities" is a collection of reprinted articles that
discuss providing electronic access for library users.

"Service and Consideration: An EASI Guide to Disability Etiquette for
Computing Service Providers," is a short list of tips for persons who
work with disabled students, faculty and staff.

EASI also has available, through the Primis Division of McGraw-Hill, a
book called "Equal Access: Information Technology for Students with
Disabilities." It can be purchased as a complete book, or in
components. The components are:

Computers and Students with Disabilities: New Challenges for Higher
Education. $10 (1A)

EASI Adaptive Computing Self-evaluation Kit for Colleges and
Universities. $10. Licensing fee required. (2A)

Opportunities: Equal Access to Electronic Library Services for
Disabled Patrons. $20. (3A)

Seminar Modules:
Part 1: Introduction and Background to Adaptive Computing in Higher
Education. $25. (4A)

Part 2: Lab Environment. $25 (5A)

Part 3: Planning and Implementation Strategies. $25. (6A)

Part 4: Accessibility Checklists, Resources and Tech Act States. $25.

Equal Access: Information Technology for Students with Disabilities.
Includes all components listed above. $100. (8A)

To order, ask for EASI 1939105 followed by the number listed in
parentheses at the end of each title. Also include the title of the

Mail, fax or phone to: McGraw-Hill, Inc. Primis. Princeton Road,S1,
Hightstown, NJ 08520. (609) 426-5867 or (800) 962-9342. Fax:
(609) 426-5900.

A current text version of the EASI catalog is available via Primis's e-
mail server. Send a message to with info-request as the
subject and send index in the body.

EASI members are available to make presentations about adaptive
computing and disability issues. We have available presentations that
vary in length from one hour to one full day. These can be scheduled as
part of a disciplinary conference or as special seminars for a region or
a single campus. Presentation
topics are:

Introduction and Background to Adaptive Computing--information
on disabilities and demographics, legislation and an overview of
adaptive computing.

Computer Access Approaches and Compensatory Strategies--gives
practical information on barriers to computer-use for people with
disabilities, strategies to remove those barriers, and computer
applications that can be used to compensate for disabilities.

Lab Environment--talks about methods of designing computer labs
and workstations and the most effective use of adaptive technology.

Service Delivery--a guide to adaptive computer technology
procedures and support services that might be set up on a campus.

Planning and Implementation Strategies--discussions organization
issues such as how to establish a support program, where to house a
program and funding issues.

EASI, c/o American Association for Higher Education
One Dupont Circle, Suite 360
Washington, D.C. 20036-1110

Phone: (310) 640-3193 (Pacific Time)

E-mail Addresses:

Dr. Norman Coombs, Chair
Professor of History
Rochester Institute of Technology
Phone (716) 475-2462
Fax: (716) 475-7120

Sheryl Burgstahler, Vice chair
University of Washington
Information Systems
email: Phone: (206) 543-0622

Carmela Castorina, Editor
(310) 640-3193 (Pacific Time)


File 12:
From: Prof Norm Coombs <>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 1994 07:50:18 +0500
Subject: Can anyone help here?

I received the mail below and hope that someone on can be helpful 

Norman Coombs

From: IN%"" 24-APR-1994 08:16:21.71
To: IN%""
Subj: (FWD) Request for info on education for persons who deaf

From: IN%"" "Azeemunnisa Khan" 23-APR-1994 01:35:42.16
To: IN%""
Subj: education policy for the deaf and hard of hearing


I am doing a research on the above and would appreciate some help. I am 
looking for materials for the above,comments,discussion etc and would 
like to know what is the situation now.What are the visions for the
education of the deaf and does the coming NII has plans to service them?
Who are the players involved in the policy.

I'll appreciate this very much. I have already accessed to EASI but could=

not find much on the deaf policy.

Thank you,


File 13:
From: Prof Norm Coombs <>
Date: Sun, 8 May 1994 20:45:14 +0500
Subject: email workshop on computer access for persons with disabilities

Has The Americans With Disabilities Act left you confused?
Does it require your institution to make accomodations to its 
computing facilities?
Does it require your library to adapt its information technology?
Does it impact how a teacher conducts his or her classroom?
How reasonable are "reasonable accommodations"?

June 8-29 1994 
Online Workshop sponsored by: 
Rochester Institute of Technology and 
EASI (Equal Access to Software & Information)

***** Totally delivered via email over the internet ****
Rochester Institute of Technology has developed a three-week, online
workshop, in conjunction with EASI, to provide answers to these and
other questions about adapting information technology and computing. 
The course relies on the distance learning technology of RIT and the
adaptive technology resources of EAS. EASI gratefully acknowledges the
development assistance of EDUCOM and the Nec Foundation.

1) Introduction and Background
2) Reasons to Adapt
3) Americans With Disabilities Act
4) Lab Environment 
5) Alternate Output Systems
6) Alternate Input Systems
7) Computing as Compensatory Devices
8) Putting It All Together 
9)Planning and Funding

At the successful conclusion of the workshop, and upon completing at
least three specified assignments, Rochester Institute of Technology
will issue a Certificate of Completion. The workshop may also be
taken to obtain K-12 In-service Credit. 

orkshop registration fee is $99 and includes all resource materials. 
Registration will begin immediately and will be limited to the first
100 confirmed registrants. Payment instructions will be mailed upon
acceptance to the workshop and reservations will be held for one week
until payment is received. Those who do not make the 100 cut-off will
be placed on a waiting list for the next workshop in late summer or
early fall. 

You may register for this workshop by subscribing yourself to the
listserv which will run it. To do this send email to: and leave the subject line of the email blank. 
Put one line of text into the body of the message:
sub workshop "Firstname Lastname" 
(Obviously that is your first name and your last name.)

If you would like to review a syllabus from a previous workshop,
(and it will undergo modification this time)

send e-mail to with no subject line but
this one line of text
info adapt-it 

Below is an article about the workshop..


Adapt-it Workshop
Reproduced with permission from
Rochester Institute of Technology

Current attendees of an on-line workshop are "surfing the Internet" to
participate in "Adapt-it: Adapting Information Technology & Computing,"
targeting access to information for the disabled or challenged. Spurred on by
the American Disabilities Act, access for the disabled has become a sizzling
issue among academic, government, and business facilities around the world.
Attended by academic administrators and disabilities advocates in industry and
business, the current session began April 4 and includes 75 participants
hailing from Germany, Spain, Thailand, Australia, Canada, and more than 25
states in the U.S. 

The workshop is being presented as a collaborative effort between Norman
Coombs, an RIT history professor who is visually impaired and Chairman of Equal
Access to Software & Information (EASI); Richard Banks, a visually impaired
adaptive technologist with the University of Wisconsin-Stout's library who
serves as moderator for EASI's AXSLIB1 (the leading Internet discussion list
on library and adaptive technology for persons with disabilities); and RIT's
Educational Technology Center. It is supported by net work resources provided
by Information Systems and Computing.

Run on a quarterly basis, the first workshop was offered January 31 through
February 12, at a cost of $99 per person. With an enrollment of 75 members from
Canada, Great Britain, Puerto Rico, and the U.S., the initial workshop ran two
weeks. The content included:

o Reasons to Adapt

o Legislative History

o Americans with Disabilities Act

o Lab Environment

o Alternate Output Systems

o Alternate Input Systems

o Computing as Compensatory Devices

o Planning and Funding

o Review and Other Resources

Designed to be accessible at the lowest connecting common denominator, Dr.
Coombs chose e-mail to deliver the workshop. "I had always thought that a
single stream discussion wouldn't work." Delighted to be proven wrong, e-mail
allowed attendees from K-12, businesses, libraries, and Fidonet (a bulletin
board that shakes hands in the middle of the night and trades messages) to
connect. For the majority of participants it was their first on-line course. 

Heralded as "extremely successful," by Dr. Coombs, the producers of the
workshop were stunned by the glowing comments they received in their
post-workshop evaluations. "Well worth both the time and money spent." "This
course was a great opportunity." "This has been a great workshop. I have gotten
so many new resources to tap ..." "I thoroughly enjoyed the content, format,
and instructors. I learned a great deal more than I expected to." "The format
was a little fast-paced. I... really had to scramble to keep up."

Sensitive to the pleas of too heavy a schedule, the time frame has beena
extended to three weeks and the review lesson has been dropped. Subsequent
workshops will be offered in June and September at a cost of $99. Information
is available electronically by sending a message to with one line of text saying: info workshop. 
For additional information or registration contact Susan Warner, Educational
Technology Center, 716-475-7186 or SMWETC@RIT.EDU 

-Jackie Paterson

Educational Technology Center 

(ALL-IN-1, or JKPETC in VMS Mail)

(Internet: JKPETC@RIT.EDU)


File 14:
From: Gary J LaPointe <>
Date: Sun, 15 May 1994 20:34:44 (EDT)

I've updated Deaf Gopher, it is a gopher that contains a variety of
materials dealing with deafness, hard of hearing and deaf education.

The information is in MSU's gopher and is accesible by anyone in the 
world for free (or maybe the cost of a long distance call if you don't
have network access).

It has lots of information on ADA law, bibliographies, organizations,
student projects and recent DEAF-L messages. Check it out. 

This is NOT just MSU specific information, (some of it is, some is not). 

It currently has four main sections
1) Dealing specifically with Michigan State University
Classes, clubs, student projects etc.
2) Dealing specifically with the State of Michigan
Organizations, Camps, Programs at different universitys, etc.
3) Other assorted information
Anything else! DEAF-L, ADA laws, World wide organizations, etc.
4) Deaf Alert 
Deaf resources by students bibligraphies, reports, etc...
5) Electronic Resources (actually this is in the 'other' menu right now)
Information availible electronically. 
Either through BBSs or over the internet.

#3 will include some information dealing with things specific to
other states, and we hope to point this area to other gophers, so that
local information can be kept at local sites.

If you already use Gopher, use your "Other Gophers" menu to connect to
Michigan State University's gopher.
Then choose "Information for the MSU Community"
Then choose "MSU College & Departmental Information" from that menu
Then choose "Deaf-Gopher" from that menu.

If you haven't used gopher, telnet to and login as gopher

(In michigan just type at a MichNet "Which host?" prompt)

If you don't have network access, call MSU at (517)336-3200
set your software for VT100 and 8N1 and at the MSUnet prompt
type TELNET GOPHER and follow the above instructions:

If you want to add us to your gopher's menu it's
Name=3DDeaf Gopher

Some of the new information is old, so if you sent me information
and would like to update it, send me a new version and I'll add it.

Try it out, I think you'll find it interesting.

If have any contributions please send them to

Have fun!,


Gary J LaPointe


File: 15:
From: James Womack <>
Date: 27 Apr 94 06:13:06 -0600
Subject: Interpreter Job

800 West Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, California 90806

310-595-8588 TTY
310-495-1447 Fax

Attention: James Womack Deaf Services Manager


JOB TITLE: SIGN/Voice Interpreter(DSC)

DEPARTMENT: Rehabilitation

PURPOSE: Provide interpreter services for hearing and deaf trainees and 
stat Facilitate communication and understanding between hearing and deaf 
people- Function as an advocate for deaf people-

REPORTING STRUCTURE: Work under the direction of the Deaf Services



EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent; CSC, RID or 
equivalent certification.

EXPERIENCE: One year experience in interpreting 
sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign.

REQUIREMENTS: Fluency in American Sign Language. CSC. RID or 
equivalent certification. Completion of interpreter training program. 
Ability to pass deaf services staff screening for sign 


1. Provide interpreting services for
- deaf and hearing trainees and staff
. as needed and as directed by Deaf
. Services Coordinator.
- 2. Provide interpreting services at
all meetings attended by deaf
trainees and staff.

S. Work along side of deaf trainees a supervise deaf 
trainees as request ed.
4. Assist in work as assigned when interpreting 
services are not
S. Interpret voice/phone for Deaf Services Coordinator.
6. Participate in recruitment activities.
7. Interpret at businesses employing deaf people as 
S. Interpret at job interviews for our trainees as requested.
9. Interpret at classes and inservices as needed.
10. 'Teach ASL classes as requested to trainees and staff.
11. Attend General Assembly, Department and Safety meetings.


1. Quality of interpreting skills.
2. Cooperation with Deaf Services Coordinator and 
professional rehabilitation staff.
3. Willingness to do other jobs as assigned.
4. Demonstrated loyalty to the rights of persons who are 

___ WinQwk 2.0 a#0

File 16: 
From: Prof Norm Coombs <>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 1994 14:36:08 +0500 
Subject: Conference on Tech and Sensory Disabilities in July



National Symposium

Educational Applications of Technology for Persons with Sensory 

July 20-22, 1994
Rochester, New York
Host Institution
National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) 
A College of Rochester Institute of Technology

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 loss=D0regardless of age=D0share 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 nation=D5s 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 

For those unable to attend the symposium in Rochester, please refer to 
the distance learning opportunities later in this brochure.

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.

Dr. Gerard J. Buckley, Director
Center for Outreach
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Mr. Chris Pruszynski, Manager
Instructional Television and Media Services
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Advisory Board members external to NTID are:

Dr. Norman Coombs
College of Liberal Arts
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York

Ms. Laurie Everett
Descriptive Video Service
WGBH Educational Foundation
Boston, Massachusetts

Mr. Daniel Hinton
Senior Communication Engineer
Arlington, Virginia

Dr. William P. Johnson
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
The Trace Center
University of Wisconsin, Madison
President of RESNA

Dr. Douglas Watson
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

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.

MCI, Bell Atlantic, and NEC Foundation of America have provided 
additional financial support for this symposium. Additional 
support is being sought from private corporations and foundations.

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 the four major topics 
that have been selected by the National Symposium Advisory Board.

The program committee is currently reviewing over 65 proposals for 
presentations and poster sessions. We are very pleased with the quality 
and diversity of the proposals. A complete program will be available 
after April 15, 1994. Contact the symposium office if you would like to 
receive a list of accepted papers.

Conference participants will be asked to provide input to a document 
titled Recommendations on Future Educational Technology Applications 
for Persons with Sensory Disabilities that will be submitted to the 
U.S. Department of Education.

Learner Characteristics and Preferences
Learning styles
Demographic and background factors
Creative means of reaching individuals

Technologies and Systems for Instructional Delivery
Media/multimedia development and utilization

Technologies for Access to Information & 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

The national symposium will feature plenary speakers, concurrent 
presentation sessions, poster sessions, and participant discussion 
groups. All will relate to one or more of the four program topics.

All registered participants will receive a continental breakfast for 
each day of the symposium, buffet lunch will be provided on Wednesday 
and Thursday, and a reception is planned after the day=D5s events on the 
opening day.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), is the world=D5s largest 
technological college for deaf students. Created by Congress, NTID 
represents the world=D5s first effort to educate a large number of deaf 
students within a college campus planned principally for hearing 

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. Audio tape, large 
print, and Braille versions of text material will be available. Sighted 
guides also will be available.

Plans are underway to provide the necessary support services for all 
persons who attend the symposium. Please convey your needs to the 
symposium office by using the Interpreter and Other Special Needs 
section of the registration form. Add any special needs requests that 
are not listed under the Other Special Needs section.

Sign language interpreting will be available throughout the symposium 
as resources allow. Please use the registration form to indicate your 
interpreting needs.

All keynote, plenary, and formal presentations will have listening 
systems available. Please include your listening system needs on the 
Interpreter and Other Special Needs portion of the symposium 
registration form.

In order to minimize any possible interference, those bringing their 
own listening system (infrared, FM, etc.) to the symposium are 
requested to register the system at the registration desk upon arrival.

We will be experimenting with distance learning technologies to make 
available key aspects of the symposium to those who are not able to 
travel to Rochester.

All plenary speakers will be videotaped and opened captioned. These 
tapes will broadcast, via satellite, on the evenings of July 20, 21, 
and 22, 1994.

Transcripts of each plenary talk will be posted on several computer 
networks so interested persons can download files within hours of their 

Discussion groups on the Internet and commercial computer networks 
will be created. If you are interested in participating in such 
computer-based discussions, indicate your computer network preference 
on the response form.

Distance learning technologies will be used by persons not attending 
the symposium to provide input to the Recommendations document that

will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education.

Telephone messaging and FAX capabilities will be available at the 
symposium. The phone numbers will be mailed to interested persons 
before July 10, 1994.

An electronic mailing list has been established so that persons with 
access to the Internet may receive symposium related documents. To join 
this list, send the following one-line message (without the quotes):
SUBSCRIBE TECHSYM-L Firstname Lastname 
to the Internet address:

If you want more information on this electronic mailing list, contact 
the symposium office.

Symposium related materials will also be available from America 
Online. Contact the symposium office for more information.

If you are interested in exploring distance learning options for 
receiving information from the symposium, complete the Distance 
Learning, Request for Information form at the end of this document.

Arrangements have been made with the Hyatt Regency Rochester to 
accommodate symposium participants during their stay.

Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604

The Hyatt Regency Rochester, where a block of rooms has been reserved, 
is the host hotel for the symposium. The following rates are offered:
Regency Club
Single room $90.00 $135.00
Double room $90.00 $160.00
Triple room $97.00 $160.00
Quad room $97.00 $160.00

All prices are per room per night. Tax for guest rooms less than $100 is 
12%. For guest rooms $100 or more, tax is 17%. Complimentary airport 
transportation is provided.

Services provided include alerting device (wake-up, door knock), TTY, 
and closed captioning.

Please inform the hotel of any special needs or services you will 
require at the time you place your hotel reservations.

For reservations, please call the hotel directly at 
(716) 546-1234, ext. 4100 (V/TTY). The Hyatt FAX number is (716) 546-
6777, or you can call Hyatt Central Reservations at 1-800-233-1234 (V), 
or 1-800-228-9548 (TTY). Please identify your association with the NTID 
technology symposium.

All reservations must be received at the hotel by JUNE 24, 1994 in order 
to be guaranteed availability at the special convention rate.

The following pages contain information on Symposium registration, hotel 
registration, and distance learning materials. Complete each form, as 
necessary, and return to the address given on each form.

Registration entitles the participant to all symposium presentations, 
plenary sessions, and all symposium materials. The completed 
registration form should be mailed 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

National Symposium, 
Educational Applications of Technology for Persons with Sensory 


Name (Last, First, MI)


Institutional Affiliation
Daytime Phone/TTY/FAX



City State ZIP

Arrival Date

Departure Date

Preferred Name on Name Badge

I am bringing a Personal Assistant o Yes o No

Personal Assistant Name Badge

To ensure your requests are fulfilled, registration must be received by 
June 4, 1994.

Efforts are being made to serve the needs of a diverse group of 
registrants. Real-time graphic display will be provided for opening 
ceremonies, plenary sessions and the closing session. The following 
services also will be provided as resources allow. Please check those 
services that you intend to use if available:

o Sign Language Interpreter
o Assistive Listening System Receiver
o Sighted Guide
o Other Special Needs (list)
o Orientation to Meeting Site
o I will be using a wheelchair at the Symposium

Printed Materials: 
o Large Print o Braille 
o Audio Cassette 
o ASCII disk ( MSDOS Mac 3.5 5.25 )

o Special diet requirements (please specify):

o Early Registration Symposium Fee 
(before May 15, 1994) $125
o Regular Registration and On-Site Symposium Fee 
(after May 15, 1994) $150

Payment Method: o Check o VISA o MasterCard

Card Number

Expiration Date 
Authorized Signature

Or make check payable to National Symposium

Refund Policy: Registration fees, minus a $25 processing charge, will be 
refunded if written notification is received by June 15, 1994.

Reservation requests must be received by the Hyatt Regency Rochester no 
later than June 24, 1994. The completed reservation form should be 
mailed to:

Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 East Main Street
Rochester, New York 14604
Questions about reservations:
(716) 546-1234, ext. 4100 (V/TTY)
FAX: (716) 546-6777
Hyatt Central Reservations:
1-800-233-1234 (V), or
1-800-228-9548 (TTY)


Return directly to:
Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 East Main Street
Rochester, New York 14604

Please reserve the following accommodations for:

(Last, First, MI)


City State ZIP

Daytime Phone / TTY

Arrival Date

Departure Date 
No reservations can be made without an arrival and departure date!

Number of Nights

Check-in: 3 PM Check-out: 12 NOON

Print or type names of ALL persons occupying each room, and select type 
of room desired.

RATES (Please check one. Rooms will have either 1 king size or 2 double 
beds and will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.) Tax for 
guest rooms less than $100 is 12%. For guest rooms $100 or more tax is 
Regency Club Level
Single occupancy $90.00 $135.00 
Double occupancy $90.00 $160.00 
(one bed, two persons) or (two beds, two persons)
Triple occupancy $97.00 $160.00 ____
(three persons, one room)
Quad occupancy $97.00 $160.00 ____
(four persons, one room)

We request a roll-away bed at $25 per stay: o Yes o No
(Roll-away beds must be ordered in advance)

(to hold guest room past 6 PM on arrival day)

Payment method: 
o Check o VISA o MasterCard Card # 
o American Express o Other card

Authorized Signature 
Expiration Date 
(Refundable if canceled 24 hours prior to arrival)

Or make check or money order payable to the Hyatt Regency Rochester for 
one night=D5s room charge plus tax.

SPECIAL NEEDS (Check all that apply)
Efforts are being made to serve a diverse group of registrants. The 
following services will be provided as resources allow. Please check 
those services that you intend to use if available:
o Alerting Device (wake-up, door knock) 
o Closed Captioning o TTY o Accessible Room
o Other: 
Please let the hotel know of any special needs you may have when you 
make your hotel reservations.

For further inquiry on reservations, please call the hotel directly at 
(716) 546-1234, ext. 4100 (V/TTY). The FAX number is (716) 546-6777, or 
you can call Hyatt Central Reservations at 1-800-233-1234 (V), or 1-800-
228-9548 (TTY).

Cut-off date for reservations is June 24, 1994. After that time 
reservations will be accepted on a first come-first served basis. All 
forms must be received by that date.


If you are interested in receiving distance learning materials, please 
complete and the form and mail 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

Yes, I am interested in receiving distance learning materials.





City State ZIP

Phone: Work: ( ) o Voice o TTY

Home: ( ) o Voice o TTY


o Send me more information on how I can receive delayed television 
broadcasts of plenary speakers.
o I would like assistance in locating a local site that can receive 
the delayed television broadcasts of plenary speakers.

o Send me information on how to call or fax symposium participants 
during the symposium.

o I am interested in using computer networks to receive information 
before and during the symposium.

o I am interested in contributing to the Recommendations report that will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. Send me details.

o I would like to receive any follow-up publications and materials that 
are produced as part of the symposium.

o Send me information on how to join and use the electronic mailing 
list on the Internet.

o Send me information on free America Online software and materials 
related to the symposium.


File 17:
From: Gally's Gopher Date: Mon, 13 Jun 1994 
22:18:20 Subject: Board of Trustees By-Laws



Section 1.1 Founding. Amos Kendall, Postmaster General in
Andrew Jackson's Cabinet, founded the Columbia Institution for
the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind in 1856 in
recognition of the need for special instruction for persons with
disabilities. He retained Edward Miner Gallaudet as the school's
first superintendent.

Section 1.2 Acts of Congress. The United States Congress
incorporated the Columbia Institution on February 16, 1857 (11
Stat. 161). Ninety-seven years later, the 83rd Congress amended
the Charter to change the name to Gallaudet College, defining its
corporate powers, providing for its organization and
administration, expanding the Board of Directors, authorizing
permanent congressional appropriations, and defining the purposes
of Gallaudet to provide education and training to deaf persons
and otherwise to further the education of deaf people (P.L. 83-
420). Later, Congress expanded the mission of the College to
include the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (P.L. 89-694) and
the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (P.L. 91-587). In
1986, Congress enacted the Education of the Deaf Act of 1986,
which changed the name to Gallaudet University (P.L. 99-371). 
The Education of the Deaf Act was amended and reauthorized
effective October 1, 1992 (P.L. 102-421). Those acts
(collectively, the "Acts of Congress"), together with other
provisions of law applicable to the University, are the supreme
law of Gallaudet University.

Section 1.3 Name. The educational institution is named in
honor of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, founder and head of the first
free public and permanent school for deaf and hard of hearing
persons in the United States. As used herein, the term
"University" shall mean Gallaudet University, including the Model
Secondary School for the Deaf and the Kendall Demonstration
Elementary School.

Section 1.4 Corporate Nature and Control. The University is
a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation created by the Acts
of Congress, which operates under the direction and control of
the Board of Trustees of Gallaudet University (hereinafter
referred to as "the Board of Trustees" or "the Board"). While
the University holds title to its assets, it cannot transfer real
property without the approval of the United States Secretary of

Section 1.5 Accreditation. The undergraduate and graduate
schools of the University are fully accredited by the Commission
on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Secondary
Schools and Colleges, and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf
and the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School are fully
accredited by the Middle States Association and the Conference of
Educational Administrators Serving the Deaf. It is the policy of
the University to maintain this accreditation and work toward
full accreditation in all fields by appropriate accrediting

Section 1.6 Principal Office. The registered office of the
University is Kendall Green, 800 Florida Avenue, N.E.,
Washington, D.C. 20002-3695.

Section 1.7 Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the University
is October 1 to September 30.

Section 1.8 Seal. The official seal of the University shall
be two concentric circles between which shall be the words
"Universitas - 1864 - Gallaudetensis," the name and the date to
be separated by stars. In the center of the seal shall be nine
signs of the Manual Alphabet and Syriac Lexicon letters,
signifying Ephphatha (Be Opened), an open book, and a shield. An
impression of the seal shall be made upon the original copy of
these Bylaws in the official records of the Board.

Section 1.9 Legal Agent. The legal agent is the President
of the University.

Section 1.10 Records. The University shall keep correct and
complete records and books of accounts and shall keep minutes of
the proceedings of the Board. Such records shall be open for
inspection by Voting Trustees for any proper purpose at any
reasonable time at the principal office of the University.


Section 2.1 Duties and Powers. The Board of Trustees shall
have and exercise all of the corporate powers of the University
provided by law. The function of the Board shall be the making
of policy, the assurance of sound management and active
participation in the provision of necessary funds for approved
University plans and programs. The Board has initial and
ultimate responsibility in determining general, educational,
financial and related policies deemed necessary for the
administration and development of the University in accordance
with its stated purposes and goals for the education of deaf and
hard of hearing persons. The Board shall, but without

Elect a President and a Treasurer of the University.

Approve an annual operating budget for the University.

Prepare and submit an annual report to the Secretary of
Education and the appropriate committees of Congress not later
than 100 days after the end of each fiscal year.

Consider plans for, and participate actively in, providing
and obtaining funds for budgetary purposes, special programs,
physical development, maintenance and endowment.

Determine, review and evaluate programs and functions of the
University consistent with the spirit and intent of the Acts of
Congress and policies of the Board.

Approve the addition or deletion of major academic programs,
degrees, departments of instruction and major non-academic
programs by the University or any of its departments.

Provide for the establishment of policies regarding
conditions of employment, including salary, benefits and
schedules for all employees, and policies regarding appointment,
promotion, tenure and dismissal of faculty members.

Make final decisions on granting of tenure to faculty
members, giving due consideration to the recommendations of the
appropriate committees, the chief academic officer and the

Authorize the awarding of all earned degrees upon
recommendation of the faculty and the administration.

Authorize the awarding of all honorary degrees.

Provide for the establishment of policies related to
instruction, extracurricular activities, the campus and the
residential life of students.

Provide for the establishment of policies for management of
the business affairs of the University, including budget,
investment, audit, maintenance, endowment, contracts, leases and
all other business matters.

Authorize the acquisition, management and (subject to the
approval of the Secretary of Education) disposition of all real

Seek out ways and means to become acquainted with all facets
of the University and to become familiar with forces, issues, and
concerns about education for deaf and hard of hearing persons,
and for deaf and hard of hearing persons who have other

Exercise general oversight concerning the receipt of
bequests or devises of property of every kind on behalf of the
University, and manage and invest such property in accordance
with donor intent and University policy.

Enter into, make, perform and carry out contracts of every
kind for any lawful purpose.

Appoint independent certified public accountants to perform
a yearly audit of the financial accounts, records and resources
of the University.

Appoint outside consultants as the Board may deem necessary
to review specific areas of the University's operations, or such
other matters related to the University or to the education of
deaf and hard of hearing persons as the Board may request, and to
report their recommendations to the President and the Board.

Section 2.2.0 Membership and Terms. The Board of Trustees
shall consist of twenty-one Voting Trustees and such number of
Non-voting Trustees as the Board deems appropriate. A majority
of the Voting Trustees shall be deaf or hard of hearing;
provided, however, that failure to maintain a majority who are
deaf or hard of hearing shall not diminish the Board's authority
to act on any matter which may come before it. As used in these
Bylaws, the term "Voting Trustees" refers to all Trustees then in
office who are eligible to vote, regardless of whether they are
in attendance or cast their vote on a particular matter.

Section 2.2.1 Voting Trustees -- Public Members. Three
Voting Trustees shall be public members ("Public Members"), one
of whom shall be a United States Senator appointed by the
President of the Senate, and two shall be Members of the House of
Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House. The
Public Members shall be appointed for a term of two years
commencing at the beginning of each Congress, shall be eligible
for reappointment, and shall serve until their successors are

Section 2.2.2 Voting Trustees -- Non-Public Members. The
other eighteen Voting Trustees ("Non-Public Members"), one of
whom shall be a nominee of the Gallaudet University Alumni
Association, shall be elected by the Board of Trustees. The Non-
Public Members shall serve terms of three years, shall be
eligible for re-election, and shall serve until their successors
are elected and qualified; however; Non-Public Members first
elected after January 1, 1987, shall not serve for more than
twelve consecutive years.

Section 2.2.3 Non-Voting Trustees. There may also be
Honorary and Emeritus members of the Board, who shall be non-
voting, who shall be elected by the Voting Members of the Board. 
Such Non-Voting Trustees shall serve for indefinite terms at the
pleasure of the Board.

Section 2.2.4 Honorary Trustees. Those individuals who have
or who may serve the University and the advocacy of the education
of deaf and hard of hearing persons with distinction may be
elected Honorary Trustees. Such Trustees may attend meetings and
serve on committees, but shall serve without vote.

Section 2.2.5 Trustees Emeriti. Those former Trustees who
have served the University with distinction, including strong
advocacy and personal support, may be elected Trustees Emeriti. 
Such Trustees may attend meetings and serve on committees, but
shall serve without vote.

Section 2.2.6 The President. The President of the
University shall be a Trustee, ex-officio, and shall sit with
voice, but no vote, on the Board, the Executive Committee, and
standing committees other than the Committee on Compensation and
special subcommittees. The President shall provide interpreters
and support staff to the Board and committees as appropriate.

Section 2.2.7 Qualifications and Nominations. Nominations
for Non-Public Members and for Honorary or Emeritus Trustees
shall be made by the Committee on Trustees upon due study and
analysis of the qualifications of persons interested in,
concerned for, committed to and hopeful of strong advocacy for
the education of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The
Committee on Trustees shall objectively and thoroughly study the
qualifications of persons important to the mission of the
University and recommend such persons for membership at any
regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Section 2.2.8 Representation. The Board of Trustees shall
act collectively. No Trustee acting alone and without delegated
authority shall act as an agent or representative of the
University. Trustees shall act and serve as Trustees rather than
as representatives of any special group or constituency.

Section 2.2.9 Termination. A Trustee's term shall
automatically expire upon death or upon the filing of a written
resignation with the Secretary of the Board.

Section 2.2.10 Removal. The Board, by vote of a majority of
all Voting Trustees then in office, is authorized to remove any
Trustee (except the Public Members) who may refuse or neglect to
discharge the duties of a Trustee, or whose removal, in the
judgment of said majority, is in the interest and welfare of the
University. Notice of any proposed removal shall be provided to
all Board members at least ten days in advance of such vote.

Section 2.2.11 Vacancies. In the event of any vacancy of
the Board, such vacancy shall be filled as provided in this
Article of these Bylaws. Interim vacancies of Public Members
shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term of the
Trustee being replaced. Interim vacancies of Non-Public Members
may be filled for the unexpired portion of the term of the
Trustee being replaced or for a longer period (but not more than
three years) as the Board deems appropriate.


Section 3.1 Officers of the Board. The officers of the
Board shall be a Chair, a Vice Chair and a Secretary. The Board
may appoint such other officers as it deems advisable. Officers
of the Board must be Voting Trustees and must have served as such
for at least two years prior to appointment as officers.

Section 3.2 Election and Term of Office. The officers of
the Board shall be elected at the Annual Meeting for a term of
one year, shall be eligible for re-election and shall serve until
their successors are elected. Any vacancy among the officers may
be filled at any duly constituted meeting of the Board.

Section 3.3 Chair. The Chair of the Board shall perform
such duties as devolve by law and as are usual to that office. 
The Chair of the Board shall also be Chair of the Executive
Committee and an ex-officio member of all committees. The Chair
shall preside at all meetings of the Board and, in the event of a
tie vote, the Chair shall cast the deciding vote. The Chair may
vote all shares of the capital stock of corporations owned or
held by the University, at all meetings of the stockholders
thereof, and may delegate such authority to another by proxy in

Section 3.4 Vice Chair. The Vice Chair of the Board shall
serve on the Executive Committee and, in the absence of the
Chair, preside at all meetings of the Board and perform the
duties of the Chair in the event of the Chair's death,
resignation, or inability to serve, until the Board elects a new

Section 3.5 Secretary. The Secretary of the Board shall
issue notices of meetings to all Board members and shall record
all of the proceedings of the Board. As soon as possible after
the record of each Board meeting has been perfected, the
Secretary shall transmit by mail to each Trustee a copy of the
record of such meeting. The Secretary shall ensure that all
bonds required of officers and employees are filed in the
principal office at the University. The Secretary shall have
custody of the corporate seal of the University. The Secretary
may delegate actual recording of proceedings, issuance of
notices, and custody of the corporate seal to appropriate staff
of the University. The Secretary shall serve on the Executive


Section 4.1 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting of the Board
of Trustees shall be held in October, on the date and at the time
fixed by the Chair in consultation with the President.

Section 4.2 Regular Meetings. In addition to the Annual
Meeting, there shall be meetings in February and May, on the
dates and at the times fixed by the Chair in consultation with
the President.

Section 4.3 Special Meetings. A special meeting of the
Board may be called at any time by the Chair, the President, a
majority of the Executive Committee, or by any three Voting
Trustees. Such calls shall be in writing signed by the person(s)
calling the meeting and shall be recorded in the records of the
Board. Notices of special meetings shall be sent via the most
expeditious means. All notices of special meetings shall state
the nature of the business to be considered, and no business
other than that described in the notice shall be considered
except by consent of the majority of all Voting Trustees then in

Section 4.4 Notice. All notices of regular meetings shall
be sent to each member of the Board, addressed to the last known
address, at least one week before the date of the meeting.

Section 4.5 Proxy. No Trustee may vote on any matter by
proxy or by any attorney-in-fact.

Section 4.6 Quorum and Voting. Nine Voting Trustees shall
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The
affirmative vote of a majority of all Voting Trustees then in
office shall be required to amend these Bylaws, to remove a
Trustee, or to elect or remove a President. The affirmative vote
of a majority of the Voting Trustees present at a meeting at
which a quorum is present shall constitute action of the Board on
all other matters, unless the vote of a greater number is
required by law or by these Bylaws.

Section 4.7 Order and Nature of Business. The agenda for
Board meetings shall be determined by the Chair in consultation
with the President.

Section 4.8 Executive Session. The Board and each committee
thereof may hold executive sessions as appropriate.

Section 4.9 Action by Written Consent. Any action required
or permitted to be taken by the Board under any provision of law
or these Bylaws may be taken without a meeting if all Voting
Trustees then in office shall individually or collectively
consent in writing to such action. Such written consent(s) shall
be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board. Such
action by written consent shall have the same force and effect as
a unanimous vote of the Voting Trustees.


Section 5.1 Establishment. There shall be the following
standing committees: a Committee on Academic Affairs, an Audit
Committee, a Committee on Compensation, a Committee on
Development, an Executive Committee, a Committee on Resources, a
Committee on Student and Alumni Affairs, and a Committee on
Trustees. Other standing committees as the Board determines are
required to oversee permanent functions of a major character may
be created upon vote of the Board. Special committees may be
appointed by the Chair with the approval of the Board. The Chair
of the Board shall appoint the chairs and members of all
committees other than the Executive Committee at the Annual
Meeting of the Board for terms of one year. The President shall
designate an officer or staff persons to serve as staff to the
committees as appropriate. Regular and special committee
meetings shall be held at the call of the committee chair or the
President or upon the written request of any two Voting Trustee
members of the committee. Any meeting of any committee may be
held by conference telephone or other means which permits all
attendees to participate in the proceedings. Notice of committee
meetings shall be timely and shall include agenda and materials
whenever possible.

Section 5.2 Powers and Authority. The Board may delegate to
such committees any of the powers and authority of the Board in
the management of the University; provided, however, that no such
committee shall have and exercise the power and authority to
amend these Bylaws, to remove a Trustee, or to appoint or remove
a President. All committees shall have power to act only in
intervals between meetings of the Board and shall at all times be
subject to the control of the Board. The designation and
appointment of any such committee and the delegation of authority
thereto shall not operate to relieve the Board, or any individual
Trustee, of any responsibility imposed upon the Board or the
Trustee by law.

Section 5.3 Meetings. Each committee shall meet at the call
of the committee chair, with at least seven days' notice if held
at times other than designated for meetings of the Board. The
committee chair shall assure that the discussions and actions of
each committee are properly recorded and copies thereof promptly
distributed to its members and to all Trustees as appropriate. 
The agenda for each committee meeting shall emphasize issues of a
policy-making nature and focus on major programs, functions and
priorities of the University rather than on administrative
detail. Committee chairs may create subcommittees to address
specific committee responsibilities, provided that such
subcommittees shall report to the whole committee prior to
reporting to the Board.

Section 5.4 Committee on Academic Affairs. This Committee
shall, but without limitation: assure compliance by the
University with the spirit and intent of the Acts of Congress;
evaluate academic, research, and service programs in concept, in
process, and in terms of impact on deaf and hard of hearing
persons; consider and recommend policies related to the addition
and deletion of major academic programs; consider and recommend
policies regarding appointment, promotion, tenure, sabbatical
leave and dismissal of faculty members; and consider and
recommend individuals for continuous tenure upon recommendation
of the administration.

Section 5.5 Audit Committee. This Committee shall, but
without limitation: select a firm of certified public
accountants and provide for such firm to conduct an annual audit;
meet with such auditors to review their report and
recommendations; recommend to the Board such controls as are
necessary to assure the sound management of the University's
resources; exercise general oversight over the internal auditing
functions of the University; and investigate and recommend
corrective action regarding allegations of material
misappropriation of University resources.

Section 5.6 Committee on Compensation. This Committee
shall, but without limitation: recommend to the Board
appropriate compensation and terms and conditions governing
employment of the President; conduct an annual evaluation of the
President's performance; recommend changes in the President's
compensation which reflect that performance, taking into account
the resources available to the University; and consider requests
by any Trustee for reimbursement of expenses reasonably incurred
in the performance of such Trustee's duties as a Trustee;
provided, however, that no Trustee shall receive any fee for
serving as a Trustee.

Section 5.7 Committee on Development. This Committee shall,
but without limitation: set policies and review plans to
increase the contributions from private sources; review
priorities for which such funds will be sought; identify and
solicit contributions from potential donors; exercise leadership
by making annual and special contributions and encouraging all
Trustees to actively participate in fund raising; ensure
appropriate stewardship of all contributions to the University,
including compliance with donors' intent to the extent
permissible by law; and set policies and review plans for
University relations and communications.

Section 5.8 Executive Committee. The Executive Committee
shall consist of the Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary of the
Board, and two other Voting Trustees elected at large by the
Board. They shall serve for a term of one year, shall be
eligible for re-election and shall serve until their successors
are elected. The Executive Committee shall have authority
between Board meetings to exercise all powers of the Board except
those required by law or these Bylaws to be exercised by the full
Board, subject to the limitations set forth in Section 5.2 of
these Bylaws. The Executive Committee shall have particular
responsibility for, among other things, ensuring compliance with
the rules governing Trustee conflicts of interest set forth in
these Bylaws. All meetings and actions of the Executive
Committee shall be recorded in written minutes which shall be
distributed promptly to all other Trustees. All such actions
shall be subject to review by the full Board at its next meeting.

Section 5.9 Committee on Resources. This Committee shall,
but without limitation: assure the existence of a current
financial plan for the University; review and make
recommendations to the Board concerning the annual budget,
including levels of tuition and fees proposed by the
administration; exercise general oversight over the investment
and use of all assets; review policies relating to compensation,
benefits and terms and conditions of employment of faculty and
staff; review plans and policies relating to the maintenance and
security of physical facilities and the safety of all persons on
campus; assure maintenance of adequate insurance and fidelity
coverage; monitor the performance of the Treasurer and exercise
general oversight over the management of the University's
financial affairs; initiate management audits of the business
practices of the University as may be required in the judgment of
the Committee; and recommend to the Board such actions as the
Committee may deem advisable to improve the financial condition
of the University.

Section 5.10 Committee on Student and Alumni Affairs. This
Committee shall, but without limitation: recommend, in
cooperation with the President, policies relating to extra-
curricular student affairs, including social and service
activities; exercise general oversight over programs for student
welfare, resident living, athletics and recreation; and exercise
general oversight over relations between the University and its

Section 5.11 Committee on Trustees. This Committee shall,
but without limitation: assist the Board in identifying and
recruiting potential Trustees who possess the diversity of
talents needed to serve the unique mission of the University and
who reflect the diversity of the population served by the
University; nominate such qualified persons for election or re-
election as Trustees; develop a continuing program of orientation
for new Trustees and in-service training for all Trustees;
monitor the effectiveness of and propose amendments to these
Bylaws; nominate Voting Trustees for election as officers of the
Board and members of the Executive Committee; investigate
allegations of misconduct by Trustees and recommend appropriate
action to the Board; and encourage periodic self-evaluation by
the Board.


Section 6.1 Officers of the University. The officers of the
University shall be a President, who shall be appointed by the
Board, a Treasurer, who shall be appointed by the Board upon
recommendation of the President, and such other officers as the
President shall appoint.

Section 6.2 President. The President shall be the chief
executive officer of the University, and shall serve at the
pleasure of the Board. The President shall administer the 
affairs of the University according to the policies, and subject
to the control of the Board. The President shall have the
general powers and duties usually vested in the Office of the
President of a university and such other powers and duties as the
Board shall assign, including, but not limited to, veto authority
over any action not subject to review or approval by the Board. 
The President shall be elected by the Board and shall continue in
office without reappointment until resignation or removal by the

Section 6.3 Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be the chief
financial officer of the University, and shall serve at the
pleasure of the Board. The Treasurer shall keep accurate records
of the University's properties and transactions, shall disburse
the funds of the University as ordered by the Board, and shall
have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be
prescribed by the Board, the President or these Bylaws. The
Treasurer shall be elected by the Board, upon recommendation of
the President, and shall continue in office until resignation or
removal by the Board.

Section 6.4 Channel to and from the Board. Any official
communication from the Board to the officers, administrators,
faculty, students or employees of the University shall be
President, shall serve as an officer or parliamentarian of the
Board of Trustees.


Section 7.1 Administrative Manuals. The President shall
develop, prepare and maintain appropriate administrative manuals,
consistent with the policies of the Board, containing rules,
regulations, and procedures concerning all faculty, staff,
students and employees, which manuals shall be received and
reviewed by the Board. Distribution and use of such manuals
shall not require Board approval.

Section 7.2 Conflict of Interest. No person shall be
nominated to the Board, nor accept nomination or election
thereto, who has a material conflict of interest because of
personal, financial, legal or other factors, unless the Board
waives such conflict after full disclosure. In a case where any
Trustee has a specific financial interest in a particular matter
or otherwise believes his or her interest in a particular matter
might affect his or her vote on such matter whether in committee
or Board meetings, the Trustee shall so notify the Chair in
writing and shall decline to participate in consideration or
action with respect to such matter. It shall be the particular
responsibility of the Executive Committee to monitor adherence to
this provision of these Bylaws.

Section 7.3 Indemnification. The University shall indemnify
any Trustee, officer, agent or employee of the University against
expenses actually incurred by such person in connection with the
defense of any civil action, suit or proceeding in which such
person is made a party by reason of being or having been such
Trustee, officer, agent or employee, in which such person is
found to be not liable. Such indemnification shall not be deemed
exclusive of any other rights to which such Trustee, officer,
agent or employee may be entitled under any Bylaw, agreement,
vote of the Board or the Executive Committee, or otherwise.

Section 7.4 Rules of Order. Any procedure not herein
prescribed shall be governed by Robert's Rules of Order, as

Section 7.5 Amendments. These Bylaws may be altered,
amended, or repealed and new Bylaws may be adopted by an
affirmative vote of a majority of all Voting Trustees then in
office, provided that written notice of the intention to alter,
amend or repeal the Bylaws or to adopt new Bylaws shall be sent
to each Trustee at least thirty days prior to the date of
presentation for action by the Board.

Section 7.6 Effective Date. These Bylaws are effective by
substitution on November 1, 1993, and no provision herein will
have retroactive effect.

Section 7.7 Distribution. A copy of the approved and
adopted Bylaws, with the Seal of the University affixed thereto,
shall be provided to each Voting Trustee, Trustee Emeritus, and
Honorary Trustee. A photocopy shall be provided to the Secretary
of Education, the Library of Congress, the University library,
and appropriate University personnel.


File 17:
From: Gally's WWW Server
Date: 6/15/94
Subject: Campus Location

Gallaudet's two campuses are located in Washington, D.C. The main
99-arce campus, Kendall Green, is home to undergraduate and graduate
students as well as Pre-College Programs (Kendall Demonstration
Elementary School and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf) and
College for Continuing Education. The Northwest Campus in Washington,
D.C., home to the School of Preparatory Studies, is a completely
self-contained 8.7-acre campus with its own dormitories, auditorium,
library, and cafeteria. Shuttle bus service provides regular
transportation between the two campus sites, and special
transportation is arranged so that preparatory students may
participate in regular University events.


File 18:
From: Gally's WWW server
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 1994 22:26:44 
Subject: Visiting Gally

Visitors are welcome at Gallaudet University. Adminstrative offices
are generally open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Whenever possible, visitors should make appointments in advance with
the people they wish to meet. The post office address of the
University is 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002-3695. The
main telephone number is (202) 651-5000. Gallaudet's Visitors Center
can be reached by calling (202) 651-5050. Electronic mail inquiries
may be addressed to Correspondence
concerning matters of general interest to the University should be
addressed to the Office of the President. Other questions should be
address to the following offices:

President: Dr. Jordan

Vice President of Academic Affairs: Dr. Rosen

Academic work of students: Registrar, Office of Records Management

Admission of students: Director of Admissions

Alumni activities: Alumni Relations and Advancement

(End of magazine)

Nathan Prugh

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