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Re: "Willfully" language of 6.14.2
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2012, 09:15:52 pm »
We have a skater in our area that is 100% deaf and we find ourselves having to skate out and tap her on the shoulder quite often when issuing a penalty. Makes it a little rough sometimes but I also believe this is fine and still fits into our responsibility to make sure she knows she has been penalized. The rules do plainly state that anything that is not sufficiently explained is at the refs discretion and in the spirit of good sportsmanship which definitely involves us too, the extra work for deaf skaters is just another variable we have to deal with and totally acceptable to me. I just cant see deeming a deaf skater unsafe since people with disabilities have uncanny ways of overcoming them and this certain one works very well with her pack using sight and touch.

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Re: "Willfully" language of 6.14.2
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2012, 01:24:38 am »
We have a skater in our area that is 100% deaf and we find ourselves having to skate out and tap her on the shoulder quite often when issuing a penalty.

By "skate out" do you mean actually enter the track?  I have to strongly discourage that practice as the moment you enter the track you are interfering in the natural progress of game play.  No matter how cautious you are being, you are in a position where your very presence will cause interference because it will alter the behavior of the skaters and prevent them from playing the game in the ordinary manner.  This should be avoided at all costs.

I strongly recommend finding another way to indicate to a skater who is Deaf that she needs to leave the track.  The remote buzzer mentioned by HIM-roid a few days ago is one option.  Teammate assistance is another.  A strobe light signal similar to those used in swimming or track competitions is another.  Discussing the situation with the skater may be a good idea; she may have something that can be used at her disposal already that she would be willing to use for the purpose.
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Re: "Willfully" language of 6.14.2
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2012, 01:39:19 am »
I will contact that league and see what info I can find out about the buzzer. I never thought about a light signal. Way to think outside the box Reaver.

OK, I found out what she used.Email me at himroid.ref@gmail.com Rod and I will tell you. Can't do it on here.
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Re: "Willfully" language of 6.14.2
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2012, 02:32:16 am »
I totally agree and believe me I would only enter after exhausting all other resources to no avail. For the most part she would see us and leave the track but a
couple times a bout you would have no choice. Haven't seen her skate several months so maybe she is using some kind of vibrating mechanism now.

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Re: "Willfully" language of 6.14.2
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2013, 05:39:58 pm »
We have a skater in our area that is 100% deaf and we find ourselves having to skate out and tap her on the shoulder quite often when issuing a penalty. Makes it a little rough sometimes but I also believe this is fine and still fits into our responsibility to make sure she knows she has been penalized. The rules do plainly state that anything that is not sufficiently explained is at the refs discretion and in the spirit of good sportsmanship which definitely involves us too, the extra work for deaf skaters is just another variable we have to deal with and totally acceptable to me. I just cant see deeming a deaf skater unsafe since people with disabilities have uncanny ways of overcoming them and this certain one works very well with her pack using sight and touch.

I have reffed games involving this skater. While I was reffing, the team has did an excellent job communicating penalties to the skater. The  communication was so effective, most refs didn't even notice the skater's hearing impairment.

 

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