Issue #6 – Saturday April 5th 1995

THE DEAF MAGAZINE

                                 Issue # 6

                             Saturday April 5th 1995 

Today's Topics:


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File  1: Welcome to 6th 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: Deaf Magazine's own Domain! :-)
File  8: Deaf Magazine - Deaf Magazine Returns
File  9: New! Sign Lang CD-ROM



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thoughts in the next issue, please send electronic mail to
Nathan Prugh at any of the following addresses:

To Subscribe: mail to listserv@listserv.deaf-magazine.org, leave subject 
blank, in body, type sub deaf-magazine firstname lastname

To Give Us artcles: mail to artcles@deaf-magazine.org or 
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602-591-2891 or send fax to me at 602-944-1510


Please tell your friends to Subscribe to the List!!!!!!



                              Nathan Prugh (Moderator)
                              (602) 591-2891 (Beeper)
                              (602) 944-1510 (Fax)

 
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File 1:
From: Deaf-Admin@Deaf-Magazine.Org
Date: April 5th 1995
Subject: Welcome to 6th Issue!


Welcome to 6th Issue! I would  like to thank Jim Jones (jimj@Clark.Net)
and Jamie Clark, Owner of Clark Internet Services (Jamie@Clark.net) for 
getting me set up for the Deaf Magazine List and ftp site. Big thanks to 
Professor Norm Coombs (NRCGSH@ritvax.isc.rit.edu) for the Gopher Site. A 
very big thanks to InterNic for registering Deaf-Magazine.Org Domain for the
host on GetNet. Another thanks to One of our GetNet Staff, Darin 
Wayrynen (darin@getnet.com) for setting up my domain in GetNet's Name 
Server. 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 to 
me at Deaf-Admin@Deaf-Magazine.Org or Deaf Related Artcles to
me  at Artcles@Deaf-Magazine.Org... Any Questions for the Editor only 
can be mailed to Deaf-Admin@Deaf-Magazine.Org. 
If you people missed the past 5 issues, it can be obained by ftp follow
Instructions in file 4 or Gopher by following Instructions in file 3 or 
WWW web page instructions in file 5.
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 (602) 944-1510.
Be sure you write or type attn: Nathan Prugh  and GetNet will forward 
it to me.


GOOD NEWS: WE HAVE 2,000 SUBSCRIBERS! KEEP GROWING! (including former 
subscribers)

PLEASE NOTE: FOR MANY OF YOU, I HAVE Magazine Subsciber AS YOUR NAMES
BECAUSE MY BACKUP SUBSCRIBERS LIST DIDNT HAVE YOUR NAMES. 

Former Subscribers Please Note: I have automatically subscribed all of 
you. :-) 
 

Nathan Prugh
Deaf Magazine Editor

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

No Letters today!

Keep those letters and comments comming!

Write letters to Editor at: Letters@Deaf-Magazine.org
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File 3:
From: Nathan Prugh <guardian@deaf-magazine.org>
Date: Feb 6th 1994
Subject: Intro to Deaf Magazine's Gopher site 

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


Instructions (Follow carefully)

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

Simple!! :-)


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


 
 
 
 FTP to FTP.Deaf-Magazine.org
 cd to pub then
 cd to deaf.magazine

 
 Anonymous Ftping Is supported!
 
 
 
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File 5: 
From: Deaf-Admin@Deaf-Magazine.Org 
Date: April 5th 1995 
Subject: our WWW server. 

Our www page can be reached at:

http://deaf-magazine.org/~guardian/deafmag.html

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

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

Nathan Prugh
Deaf Magazine Editor
c/o Getnet International, Inc
7325 N. 16th Street Suite 140
Phoenix Az 85020

Or send fax to me at 602-944-1510

Those are acceptable areas that I can fax issues to: 


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Canada and the United States (+1)
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      Pittsburgh
   +1-415
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      Cambridge Computer Associates, Inc., MA
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      Tinkelman Enterprises, Inc.
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   +1-919
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   Temporary +1-301-981 (+1-301)
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     all areas except the US Congress
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File 7: 
From: Deaf-Admin@Deaf-Magazine.Org 
Date: April 5th 1995 
Subject: Deaf Magazine's own Domain! :-) 



Deaf Magazine (DEAF-MAGAZINE-DOM)

   Domain Name: DEAF-MAGAZINE.ORG

   Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
      Prugh, Nathan  (NP15)  Guardian@GETNET.COM

   Record last updated on 22-Jan-95.

   Domain servers in listed order:

   GN1.GETNET.COM		204.157.2.1
   SEAGULL.RTD.COM		198.102.68.2
   NS.NET99.NET			204.157.3.2
   CEREBUS.MCS.COM		192.160.127.125


The InterNIC Registration Services Host contains ONLY Internet Information
(Networks, ASN's, Domains, and POC's).
Please use the whois server at nic.ddn.mil for MILNET Information.

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File 8: 
From: "Mr. Nathan Prugh" <guardian@deaf-magazine.org>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 1995 00:15:27 CST
Subject: Deaf-Magazine - Deaf Magazine Returns

I have returned with my own machine and my own domain after being off
the internet for almost a year. But, I have returned! :-)  Here is
instructions how to subscribe for all of you who are new and former
subscribers of my "Deaf Magazine" list. :-)


deaf-magazine via listserv@listserv.deaf-magazine.org

   I would like to tell you all that I set up a weekly Deaf Magazine.

   To sign up mail to listserv@listserv.deaf-magazine.org leaving the
   subject blank and including the following command in the body:

      SUBSCRIBE DEAF-MAGAZINE firstname lastname

   Eg.  subscribe deaf-magazine Jane Jones

   Owner:  Mr. Nathan R. Prugh  nathan@getnet.com
           Tech. Support Engineer, GetNet, Inc.


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File 9:
From: VICTORIA SIMON <simon_v@msupa.pa.msu.edu>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 1995 09:59:16 -0400
Subject: NEW! Sign Lang CD-ROM

NEWS RELEASE

MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
Division of University Relations
403 Olds Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI  48824-1047

MEDIA CONTACT:	
Victoria Simon
(517) 355-2281

SIGN LANGUAGE ON DEMAND HELPS
DEAF AND HEARING PEOPLE COMMUNICATE

	EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Imagine a teacher asking the class a question.
  A student who uses only sign language to communicate raises his hand . . .
and voices the correct answer aloud.

	Imagine a hearing child typing a note to a classmate who is deaf.
She spots an unfamiliar word and clicks the mouse on her computer . . . and
the word is "signed" via video on the computer screen.

	A new hypermedia computer program called the Personal Communicator
can do all of this and much more.

	The Personal Communicator is a CD-ROM developed at Michigan State
University that combines an American Sign Language (ASL) video dictionary
with communication and education applications to form an entertaining but
beneficial program.  It has video of over 1,000 ASL signs which can be
played in slow motion, normal speed or super fast for sign experts.  More
signs will be added to the dictionary to create a vocabulary of 3,000-
4,000 signs.

	Director of MSU's Communication Technology Laboratory Carrie Heeter,
special education associate professor David Stewart and professor of
educational psychology Patrick Dickson, along with a team of artists,
musicians, writers and computer programmers in the Communication Technology
Laboratory developed the Personal Communicator.

	"Deaf students who rely on signing as a primary means of communication
 often feel disenfranchised from the school community," said Stewart.  "The
Personal Communicator comes along and says, `Hey, use me and together we can
overcome these barriers to communication.'"

	The Personal Communicator opens to a colorful menu of activity choices.
  The dictionary function allows the user to look up written words and the
dictionary provides an English definition, both written and oral, plus the
ASL sign.  All of the Personal Communicator's functions allow immediate
access to the dictionary.  And, of course, there's a "help" function that's
always available.

	"At last users of sign language can have at their fingertips random
access to their language signed in color video," said Dickson.

	Other functions include the notebook which is a simple word processor,
the chat function which allows the user to type notes to other people and the
playroom which is a group of busy photographs used as a playful tool to learn
ASL.  For example, a preschool child who is deaf could point and click in
the playroom causing the photo to come alive with motion, captivating the
child with entertaining animation and sign the word of the item selectin.

	"I feel the high quality graphics and multi-dimensional benefits of
the Personal Communicator will make hearing students envious of those deaf
students who have it," said Stewart.

	With more than a million ASL users in the U.S., there's a real need
for this kind of technology.  Michigan alone has 3,000 school age students
who are deaf or hard of hearing.

	"The Personal Communicator provides access to ASL and English which
creates a common ground for communication for deaf and hearing people.  It is
not just for deaf people but also enables hearing people to have access to a
unique culture in our society,"

	Michigan allows students to take ASL for foreign language credits.
Learning ASL will become easier through another CD-ROM that is being developed
 by Stewart and Timothy Mallos, a graduate student who works in the Comm Tech
Lab.

	"The interface modes are built around metaphors suggestive of real
places.  For example, the Chat Screen is loosely based on the metaphor of a
classroom.  Words to be signed or spoken are typed onto a `chalkboard' and
digital video of the signs appears of the signs appears on the 'TV set',"
said Heeter.  "The personal part of this program is that it is customizable
to the child using it.  Children can choose among three graphical themes:
prehistoric, classroom of today and spaceship."

	Users can also select from a menu of "voices" to personalize the
audio speech component.

	The Personal Communicator, currently available in MacIntosh format
only, will be for sale around the end of November for $100.  The project was
funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education
 and Rehabilitative Services.

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MEDIA NOTE:

David Stewart is, himself, deaf.  He can be reached through a teletype message
 relay assistant.  Simply call 800-649-3777 and ask them to call David at
517/355-1837.  The message relay assistant will give you simple instructions
on this service.

Also, David speaks very clearly and communicates well in face to face
interviews.

Carrie, David and Pat are all reachable quickly via email.  Their internet
addresses are:

	Carrie Heeter		heeter@msu.edu
	David Stewart		dstewart@msu.edu
	Pat Dickson		pdickson@msu.edu

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