DeafDigest Blue – February 22, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - February 22, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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ASL Videos of the Week:
http://www.deafdigest.com/fornothing.htm
http://www.deafdigest.com/superbowlads.htm

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Celebrate Black History Month at Harris Communications

We are celebrating Black History Month at Harris Communications 
with a selection of products on sale at 10% off!

Included in this sale are:

Nathie (DVD078) - A legend in the deaf community, in this DVD 
Nathie shares stories and observations that are rich with humor 
and insights on the human condition.

Roar of Silence (B656) -The story of Kenny Walker, deaf since 
age 2, who became an All-American at the University of Nebraska 
before playing five years of professional football.

Tall Tale Series: John Henry (DVD159)- This DVD tells the story 
of a free black man who became the greatest steel driving legend 
of all time after the Civil War.

These sales end February 28, 2009.

For more information, go to:
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or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.

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News of the Week:

    DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Irma Kleeb
Young, Knoxville, Tennessee, who departed us this week.
    She was one of these Deaf Advocates we rarely hear
about - helping found the Knoxville Center of the Deaf
and establishing an interpreting program at
Maryville College.
    She was born a Texan but made Tennessee her
home state for a long time.

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    Curtis Pride, who spent 11 seasons in the majors,
made his baseball coaching debut at Gallaudet
University. It was a success as he sweated out
a thrilling 10-8 win over Penn State-Berks, the
team that clobbered Gallaudet 22-10 last season.

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    It happened about a decade ago and it is happening
again nowadays - deaf swindlers cheating deaf investors
out of their money.
    A big story broke out this week about the SEC
ordering a Deaf Ponzi Scheme to cease and desist in 
Hawaii. The amount involved was told to be in millions
of dollars.
    DeafDigest feels bad for deaf investors that have
lost their money, the same as what happened about
a decade ago.
    As a matter of fact, DeafDigest routinely turns down
requests on money-making ads when claims are dubious.

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    Gallaudet University will be exhibiting pieces of art
by eminent deaf artist Claire Bergman on February 25th
at the Washburn Arts Building.
    The ceremony starts at 5 pm and ends at 7:30 pm

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DEAF FOR NOTHING FOR MANY YEARS
    This is a true story. A senior citizen
has been deaf for many years. He was told he
was deaf because of nerve damage.
    Recently he went to a doctor, and was told
he is deaf because of bone damage. The doctor
also explained to him he can become hearing
again after an operation to fix bone damage!
    After the operation, he is now hearing.
An operation can't fix nerve damage but can
fix bone damage.
    For many years he was deaf for nothing!


- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/fornothing.htm

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top 
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Deaf Yoga for Beginners DVD Celebration Sale!!

Deaf Yoga for Beginners is celebrating its 1,000th Sale!!  

Since 2006 this Yoga DVD, presented in ASL with captioning for 
the signing-impaired, has been entering homes all over the 
globe.  

DVD's have been sold in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, 
France, England, Australia and several other countries.  

To celebrate this milestone, the DVD is now on sale for its 
lowest price ever - only $15.95.  

Go to http://www.YogaWithLila.com to see a video clip
and behind-the-scene photos.

Yoga is a 5,000 year old practice that teaches us how to live 
a life of balance, inner peace and happiness.  It tones our 
body and organs, quiets the mind and reconnects us to our 
souls highest potential.  

By practicing yoga you will notice increased awareness,  a 
sense of well being, relaxation, weight loss and increased
flexibility.  

Experience for yourself why this ancient practice continues 
to be the craze for wellness and healing.

Visit http://www.YogaWithLila.com to purchase yours today.  

Sale ends February 28, 2009

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STILL MORE COMPLAINTS ON SUPERBOWL ADS
    Super Bowl is over, but complaints on Super
Bowl ads are still continuing.
    Some have complained that the same Super Bowl
TV ad was captioned in one part of USA but not
captioned in another part of USA!
    Why? Maybe some local TV stations may have
messed up with the ad captions.


- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/superbowlads.htm

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)



CAPTIONED WEATHER REPORTS ON WEB SITE
    Many newspaper web sites do not caption their weather
reports. But one newspaper does.
    Do click on:

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/weather_sponsor.htm

    And again, click on T to turn on the captions. It is only
available after 9 AM in the mornings.
    Keep in mind it is a local Maryland weather report.


BEHAVING BADLY IN PUBLIC
    We have read in the newspapers about Shoichi Nakagawa,
not deaf, the Japanese Finance Minister, who behaved
badly at the recent G7 summit in Rome. He was forced
to resign from his position.
    Can't happen to the deaf? It has, on several
occasions. DeafDigest editor never forgot the keynote
speaker at a national convention of an organization for
the deaf, who was in no condition to speak at all.
    His ASL speech was rambling and difficult to understand,
not to mention it making no sense at all.
    What happens to the hearing, it also happens to the deaf!

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ONE DOLLAR IS TOO EXPENSIVE
    In a certain state right now, the state is considering
closing an agency serving the deaf, because of funding
problems.
    An advocate, doing the math, said that 1,000,000
deaf, hard of hearing, and late deafened individuals may
be impacted by the possible closure.
    This same advocate suggested that each of these affected
individuals donate a dollar to a kitty to keep the
agency running.
    Surprisingly, or not surprisingly, no one responded
to this suggestion!

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THE WINNING FROG IS........DEAF !

    Do click on:

http://home.att.net/~hideaway_today/t130/frog.htm




MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE A LINK WITH THE DEAF

- Gallup, the organization behind the Gallup Poll

One of the individuals that advises Gallup on technology
and on polling techniques is Vint Cerf. He certainly needs no
introduction to us




WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

complained one interpreter:

deaf students that abuse their rights to add and drop courses 
with no consideration for the sacrifices interpreters make to
accommodate them



if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com



COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series

The more prepared CART providers and captioners are, the better the 
translation from shorthand into English.

It is beneficial to everyone involved when people working with CART 
providers or captioners share preparation material with them.

If there are handouts, agendas, scripts, or programs available for an 
event, make sure the realtime writer gets copies of these ahead of time

CART providers and captioners are writing about many different topics, 
and it is difficult to know something about everything.  Every 
profession has its own areas of expertise and specialization.  There are 
acronyms, abbreviations, and specialized terms and names that people use 
at different events that some people may not be familiar with.

People working with CART providers and captioners must be aware of this 
and provide that information to them so that they can provide access to 
the people who need it.

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(continuing series)

THINGS ABOUT TO GO EXTINCT IN AMERICA

Incandescent Bulbs

we, the deaf, used incandescent bulbs for all of our flashing
alerting devices

Hope the Compact Fluorescent Light bulb will be as efficient
as the incandescent bulbs were with us

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To have accurate financial information will empower you to make wise 
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Crash course on the Digital Television Transition

This is a continuation of our weekly educational column on 
addressing concerns about the analog TV shutoff and the
transition to digital TV which is now scheduled to occur 
on June 12, 2009 (as well as February 17, 2009 for certain
stations.)

Question this week: 
Why is the federal government interfering with my right to 
watch television? What's the big fuss over shutting off 
analog? I think the picture looks fine

Answer: 
Analog broadcasts take up a lot of space in the airwaves 
whereas digital does not. Because digital takes up less
airwaves, it allows TV stations to broadcast more channels 
than they could with analog. Furthermore, with analog gone, 
it frees up more airwaves to be used for wireless communications 
by firemen, policemen, and other critical emergency
responders to keep the public safe during disasters.

DTV UPDATE: 
641 out of approximately the nation's 1,800 TV stations shut 
off analog by February 17 and the switch reportedly went 
smoothly. The FCC got less phone calls than they predicted. 
The remaining stations have different analog cutoff dates 
in the coming months up to June 12 which is the final hard 
date. Check your local area when your station will switch 
if they have not done so already. Converter boxes are in high 
demand so if you see one, buy it if you watch over-the-air 
television. More $40 converter box coupons are forthcoming. 
Stay tuned.

Bottom Line: Be Prepared.

More Questions? Email them to DeafDigest at mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

For more information on digital television, visit http://www.dtv.gov

Sponsored by Davideo Productions ( http://www.davideo.tv ) and 
DeafDigest ( http://www.deafdigest.com )

Copyright Notice: All Rights Reserved. Since this is an important 
community service message, you may share this column with family 
and friends as long as you credit Deaf Digest and Davideo 
Productions.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
    Kareem Dale, not deaf, but blind, has been appointed 
as Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy.
    Will we, the deaf, lose when other disabled groups
lobby with him on agenda and priorities?

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The Deaf and the Law

location:
Connecticut

case:
high school will not caption its closed TV system for the
benefit of deaf students

result:
case continues to drag its feet in the court system

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DeafADA Issue of the Week:

What is the difference between ADA and ADAAA?

ADA is Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

ADAAA is ADA Amendments Act of 2008

The ADAAA amended the definition of disability in the 
original ADA.

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Shirley Glassman's Captioning Blooper of the Week:

a nice mare (nightmare) for snow cleaning crews

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What became of?

Gary Lund

- past

a deaf mayor of Luddenden, a district of Calderdale
in West Yorkshire, England in 2006

- present

went back to his old job in a bacon packing factory after his
term ended as town mayor




mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and
"present" details

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News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

    Disabled people can be charged fees for
services related to their needs such as
handicapped license plates and parking
placards, the 4th US Circuit Court of
Appeals ruled.
    This ruling is applicable to Virginia,
Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina
and West Virginia.
    Would this mean we, the deaf would
eventually pay for services such as
interpreters and closed captions?

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News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

    Advocacy in some cases may not necessarily 
pay off. A deaf agency in a mid-sized American 
city joined forces with other agencies serving 
the disabled to fight for equal rights within 
the city limits.
    The city mayor, disturbed about these lobbying 
efforts, has pulled all Community Development Block 
Grants off the table! He made that move to avoid 
future lawsuits filed by these affected agencies.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

    Economy is so bad; many restaurants are hurting.
One would think any restaurant would be grateful
for patrons entering its doors to sit down and
dine.
    Yet, when one DeafDigest subscriber used a relay
service to make reservations; the relay operator
overheard yelling in the background. It was the
restaurant general manager telling his reservations
hostess not to accept relay calls!

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's pet peeve:

your client fails to bring a copy to school of the
VR authorization papers for tuition payment.

You were smart enough to make backup copies of this
authorization form, and so there was no need to
duplicate the paperwork.


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position opening
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
State of Georgia
location of vacancy - Macon, Dublin, Valdosta, Columbus and 
the Metro Atlanta area

for position description and application procedures, click on:

http://www.deafdigest.com/gavr.DOC

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immediate opening
Director of Marketing
PAH! VRS
Indianapolis, Indiana

PAH! VRS has an immediate opening for a Director of Marketing in its 
Indianapolis office.  

At PAH! VRS, we are focused on serving the Deaf community. While 
other providers seem to be more interested in gaining presence 
through advances in technology, PAH! VRS is focused on providing 
outstanding service to it's customers. 

If you have a passion for serving the Deaf community, this could be 
the opportunity you've been looking for. 

The job description and instructions for submitting your resume 
can be found at our web site http://pahvrs.com 

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position opening
Counselor II/Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services - Virginia Beach

Pay Band 4 - Salary Range: $31,352 - $64,347
Position #00998
Closing Date - open until filled

The Field Rehabilitation Services Division is seeking a qualified
VR Counselor for the Deaf to provide comprehensive vocational
rehabilitation services to eligible persons with physical, mental,
and emotional disabilities in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Emporia and
Franklin.

Responsibilities:  Provides comprehensive case management services
including guidance, counseling, training and physical/mental
restoration and job placement services.  Develops, implements and
manages vocationally focused service plans that identify customer
goals, services and costs to help them achieve an employment
outcome.    Maintains detailed case notes and prepares
position-related reports.

Due to regional coverage, extensive travel is required.

Requirements:  Considerable knowledge of the social, economic,
medical, psychological and vocational issues impacting persons
with disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling
techniques; methods and tools for career counseling and
exploration; and ADA compliance requirements. Demonstrated ability
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
community resources and individuals from diverse environments. 
Abilities to establish employment opportunities through contacts
with businesses and organizations within the community; effectively
communicate, orally and in writing; interpret and apply
policies/procedures; and organize/manage multiple duties.

Fluency in American Sign Language required.

Successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of and
understanding of the communication, cultural and psychosocial
needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.  Working
knowledge of Windows based computer software. Master's degree in
Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or current
CRC required.  Master's level transcripts or copy of current
certification, if applicable, must accompany application.

Must have a valid driver's license and access to transportation
for daily travel.

Salary is negotiable above the minimum of the pay band based on
qualifications.  This is a sensitive position, and the
successful candidate will be subject to fingerprinting/ background
investigation.

Contact Information:  Please visit our Career Center at:
http://www.vadrs.org

for position information or how to apply for a position.

To apply online, please visit:
http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov

Applications must be submitted through the RMS online system
unless the applicant has called in advance to request a reasonable
accommodation.

To request an accommodation or additional information call
804-726-1919. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged
to apply.  EEO/AA/TTY - Reasonable accommodations upon request.

For More Information: 
Mary C. Nunnally, Program Coordinator, Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Services, (804) 652-7708 or mailto:Mary.Nunnally@drs.virginia.gov

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inviting you to consider our employment openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

Educators of the Deaf

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located
in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky
Mountains, invites you to consider our employment openings.

Applications are being accepted for current
and anticipated vacancies for the 2009/10 School Year,
including:

- Teacher of the Deaf: PreSchool

- Teacher of the Deaf: All core content areas
(Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies)

- Communication Specialist (Speech/Language) Birth to 21

We invite you to visit CSDB's website at:

http://www.csdb.org  where the official job announcement(s)
may be found in their entirety.

Positions are open until filled. Interviews to be conducted
on-site at CSDB. Excellent benefits.

Salary based on appropriate education and experience.

Please send a letter of interest, current resume, completed
Employment Application (including salary history and
references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of
transcripts, and a copy of current teacher certification to:

ATTENTION:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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position opening
Independent Living Advisor
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc
Salisbury, MD

Full/Part Time

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that
promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern
Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, such as:
teaching personal and household management, budgeting skills, TTY
training, accessing and utilizing communication resources, medication
administration and developing community relationships.

Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written English, High
School degree required. Demonstrates competency in independent living
skills, Valid driver's license required and good driving record,
Flexibility in working hours required.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, Vacation,
sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit

To Apply: Submit a cover letter , resume and three letters of references
to :

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. Human Resources Department 806
Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

or fax to 410-543-4874.

Position is open until filled

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position opening
Director, Institutional Research
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Provides leadership in ensuring informed access to high quality 
institutional data in support of evidence­based decision­making at all 
levels of administration; facilitates evaluation initiatives throughout 
the institution to support decision making and meet compliance 
requirements of the institution's own performance indicators and governing 
agencies; conducts institutional research studies in support of enrollment 
management, strategic planning and program evaluation; ensures a timely 
response to the University's mandatory reporting requirements to federal 
and other external agencies and responds to a variety of internal and 
external requests for institutional data.

Requirements:
Master's degree in social science, higher education, educational research, 
program evaluation, public policy, statistics, or a related field with 
five years of experience. (Ph.D. considered in lieu of experience.) 
Demonstrated leadership, consensus building, and direct experience in 
data-based decision-making, policy analysis, and planning in institutions 
with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic 
backgrounds. Experience in assessment design, program evaluation, 
performance measurement, and survey design. Operational experience with 
enterprise application software system and functional knowledge of SAS or 
SPSS data analysis software preferred.

Excellent written communication skills.

Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language.

To apply for the staff vacancies, send a resume and Gallaudet Job 
Application to:

Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall, Room 106
Washington, DC 20002

to get the Gallaudet Job Application, click on:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employmentstaffapplynow.xml
and click on "Job Application"

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(updated 2/22/09)

list of employment openings
DCARA
various locations in Northern California

all positions open until filled

- Developer & Interpreter
Fremont
http://www.dcara.org/images/stories/jobs/jobdev_Fremont.pdf

- Job Developer & Interpreter
San Francisco
http://www.dcara.org/images/stories/jobs/jobdev_SF.pdf

- Job Developer & Interpreter
Campbell
http://www.dcara.org/jobs

- Executive Assistant (full time)
San Leandro
http://www.dcara.org/jobs

- Client Support Specialist/Family Life Educator (full-time)
San Leandro
http://www.dcara.org/jobs

CLIENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST/FAMILY LIFE EDUCATOR (FULL-TIME)
DCARA SAN LEANDRO OFFICE


E-Mail All Applications to mailto:hr@dcara.org

DeafDigest Gold – February 1, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - February 1, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday

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ASL Videos of the Week:
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http://www.deafdigest.com/bus.htm

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
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Fun DVDs on Sale Now at Harris Communications

Sit back, relax and watch DVDs created by Deaf or CODA 
entertainers.

Harris Communications has the following DVDs on sale now*:

"Pinky Tells the Real Story Videophone & Video Relay Services" 
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"Herb Larson...Off-Hand" (DVD259), on sale for $12.95 
(regularly $14.95). Humorous and thought-provoking, Herb Larson 
is known as "The Deaf Johnny Carson". This DVD of his pilot 
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"The CODA Brothers: Laugh, Learn, Sign Volume 1" (DVD298), on 
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It offers a wide array of services and products including:

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Call us for a quick mortgage review to see if it makes sense 
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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News of the Week
    Vint Cerf, who is hard of hearing, and is considered to be
the Father of the Internet, wants to know why some of your emails
are not reaching their destinations.
    Why? Connection problems, internet application problem, broadband
problems, application problems, personal computer problems or
whatever?
    At any rate, Cerf, now with Google, has asked 36 servers in
12 American and European locations to review such destination
problems.

...

    How bad are the storms ins some states this week
that prevented interpreters from getting around?
    In Arkansas, one interpreter said:

it is a mess; many homes without power; interpreters are
fine but have to get around driving with fallen trees
on the roads

...

    The Miss Deaf Texas Pageant scheduled for this
year, has been cancelled.
    Why? Bad economy. DeafDigest hopes this is not
a trend that may affect other Deaf Pageants in other
states.

...

National Writing Contest for High School Students with Hearing Loss

High school students with hearing loss in 10th or 11th grade can enter
the fourth annual RIT SpiRIT Writing Contest, and compete for prizes,
including a summer camp scholarship.

Winners will have their choice of a scholarship and travel expenses to
the Explore Your Future program at RIT's National Technical Institute
for the Deaf, or a $500 cash prize.

EYF is a six-day summer career exploration program for deaf and
hard-of-hearing students that gives them the opportunity to sample
different careers as well as college life.

Complete contest guidelines and entry information are available at
http://www.rit.edu/NTID/WritingContestDD

The deadline to enter is March 15, 2009 and an awards program will be
held at RIT in the summer.

For more information, contact mailto:WritingContest@ntid.rit.edu
or call 585-475-7695 (voice/TTY.)

Web address: http://www.rit.edu/NTID

...

Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM
Deaf Group Home

at La Familia, near Albuquerque, NM

for Deaf Youth

- education support services
- clinical services
- job skills training
- employment support
- life skills training
- school to work transition planning
- community involvement
- recreational outings & entertainment

for more information, email mailto:asl@nm.net

or click on:

http://www.deafdigest.com/lafamilia.doc

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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SWEET DEALS AT WCI

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HEAVY DEMAND FOR INTERPRETERS
    We have many requests for interpreters. We do not
have enough interpreters.
    An interpreting agency director said she left her
office one afternoon for a lunch break. When she came
back, she turned on the answering machine and received
twenty interpreting requests.
    This is not a big city agency, but a mid-sized
city!

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/agency.htm

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(revised, 2/1/09)

DiiT / Deaf Initiative in Technology - 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule

The Deaf Initiative in Technology (DiiT) is very excited to introduce 
its 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule!

DiiT is offering many new workshops this year including Basic Business 
Correspondence and a series on Engineering related topics!

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign 
environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct 
interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters 
that most professional workshops require.

All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the 
Deaf ( http://www.ntid.rit.edu/ ) at the Rochester Institute of 
Technology in Rochester, New York ( http://www.rit.edu/ )

To register, download the DiiT Workshop Registration Form or call 
585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY) 
http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html

The 2009 DiiT Summer Workshop Schedule:

DiiT Workshop Series on Business

1. Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

(newly added, 2/1/09)
2. Microsoft Access 2007; Create a Database; June 15-15, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html

3. Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/word.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing -- (NEW!!!)

4. Basic Workplace Correspondence; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html

5. Basic Report Writing in the Workplace; August (TBD)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html



DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering --  (NEW!!!)
6. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html

7. Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's); June 8-10, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html

8. Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html

9. Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture 
June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

10. Solid Modeling with SolidWorks; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SolidWorks.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication:
11. Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

12. Self-Publishing a Book; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/book.html

13. Adobe Flash CS4; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html

14. Wide Format Printing; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/wide.html

15. Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html


DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology:
16. Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/VB.html

17. JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/JavaScript.html

18.  PHP 6 and MySQL 5;        July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html

19. PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html

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CAN DRIVE SCHOOL BUS; CAN'T DRIVE SCHOOL BUS
    Georgia has a law about school bus drivers; they must
be hearing.
    In Alabama, there are deaf bus drivers as the law
allows it. In Georgia, the deaf cannot drive a 
school bus, but allows deaf bus drivers from Alabama
to drive school bus across Georgia!
    Alabama and Georgia sits together on the same
border.

- for ASL News version, please click on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/bus.htm


ENDORSING THE DEAF IN GREAT BRITAIN
    There was a newspaper story of Bryan Robson, a
famous Manchester United soccer player endorsing
Royal National Institute for Deaf People for the
charity of the year honor.
    Robson is as famous in Great Britain as Cal
Ripken, Jr is in USA. But we do not see Ripken
endorsing NAD as the charity of the year in USA.
    And Manchester United is to British soccer
what New York Yankees is to USA baseball.



A DEAF-BLIND BUSINESS OWNER
    Could a deaf-blind man operate a business?
DeafDigest always says - why not!
    A story was run this week in a Michigan newspaper about
Dale Layer, who is deaf-blind and a resident of
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
    He was employed as a supervisor at a warehouse until
vision problems, later diagnosed as Usher Syndrome, became
a problem. Forced to leave his job, he felt bad about
himself before pulling himself up, with assistance of the
Michigan Commission for the Blind. It was not easy; he
had to take classes and to be trained.
    He has been operating his own business for one year 
- named JR Vending, which stocks vending machines at
various locations across the town. A family member
drives him to vending machine locations for servicing
and refills.


BURGLARS AND HEARING CARS OR DEAF CARS
    Is it a joke or a fact that when cars have these
"burglar prevention" cards sticking on the windshields,
it tells the burglars that these cars are worth
breaking into?
    What about Deaf Cars? These are cars with
"deaf identity" cards sticking on the windshields.
Would these tell the burglars to back off because
deaf devices are not worth breaking into for?


SWITCHING WORDS AROUND
    Is the word deaf interchangeable with dead?
No, but sloppy spellers often get both words
mixed up with each other.
    There was a posting on the web site regarding
a punk music band - titled Deaf in the Dead Zone.
    Would it make a difference if two words
were switched around - Dead in the Deaf Zone?
    Rockers make themselves deaf because of their
fondness for loud punk music - and to be deaf is
to be in the dead zone (until they learn to cope
with their deafness)!


WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS FORMER NOTETAKER FOR THE DEAF
    A question is for all of you:

Q. Who is the world's most famous former notetaker 
for the deaf?

It is Michelle Obama. As a high school student she
wrote classroom notes for the benefit of her
deaf and hard of hearing classmates.

   This piece of information was revealed on the
Entertainment Tonight TV show that was aired few
days ago.


IT PAYS TO LIVE IN AN AREA WITH HIGH DEAF POPULATION
    A hearing contestant became a Jeopardy! champion.
He correctly answered ASL-related questions most of
the time and became the champion.
    This contestant lives in Churchville, NY, a suburb
of Rochester.
    Said a viewer:

  Perhaps it helps to live in an area of the United States
with one of the largest populations of people who are deaf 
and hard of hearing



A WRONG PREDICTION AND THE DEAF

Who wants to hear actors talk?

A Warner Bros. executive said in 1927 when the first
talkie movie came out.

DeafDigest wishes Warner was correct, but it was not
to be - until captions came up.


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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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(to be continued on a weekly basis)

OUR DEAF ELECTED OFFICIALS

Australia had another Prime Minister that was also
deaf

-  William McMahon, served the nation for a
short time (1971-1972)

Like with Hughes, mentioned last week, he functioned
as a hearing person and did not use Australian
Sign Language, despite his deafness

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Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2009 Special !!!

http://www.DeafCruiseSpecial.com

You only pay 50% off deposit when you book 
Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2009 !

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to book your Deaf 
Cruise Hawaii 2009 during ONE-DAY Sale on Thursday, 
November 20th. 

Just pay half the standard deposit on already low rates 
and still get all the benefits of Freestyle Cruising. 

Then you can use that money for other things (like an 
awesome holiday gift for that special someone).  

One Day.  One Sale.  One Great Deal.  Thursday, November 20, 2008

http://www.DeafCruiseSpecial.com

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30th World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2009
Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

The 30th Silent Weekend in June 2009 will offer interpreters
more than 2 CEUs.  Over 100 hours of classes also for beginning, 
intermediate and advanced sign language and ITP students. Many 
interpreters use this to get all of their RID required CEUs in 
a one-stop venue at significant cost savings.  Get a group as small 
as five to register at huge savings!

Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Keith Wann, Trix Bruce and many nationally 
known presenters are featured.

Check http://www.DrSign.com for details

Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com 
- Consider "Oh See, Can You Say?" by Maureen Longo Tuccelli.  She 
shows how to make an excellent voicing product using a clip of Peter 
Cook.  This 75-minute DVD  is excellent for ITP teachers
and students!

"Oh See, Can You See? shows dozens of grammatical principles
and will help ITP and ASL students understand what they see. This
is a 55-minute DVD

The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run is scheduled July 1-26,
2009.

See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos.
These trips will take place every year so why not make plans to
join us now in 2009?

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
    New York congressman Peter King is proposing a bill
that requires cell phone cameras to make a clicking noise
each time pictures are taken.
    This is to alert photo subjects that pictures were taken
of them (without their permission).
    This bill would not do deaf photo subjects any good.

...

Deaf Picture of the Week:

Oliver Heaviside, one of the world's most famous inventors
no one has ever heard of. He was deaf all his life but
functioned as a hearing person

http://www.thisiswesternmorningnews.co.uk/features/eccentric-face-genius/article-561670-detail/article.html

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Question of the week:

Q. I do not have a computer; I want to subscribe to
DeafDigest by mail. Is that possible?

A. No; you must have access to email in order to
subscribe to DeafDigest. If you do not have a
computer, go to a public library and access their
computers. Get a free email accounts (yahoo or 
hotmail or gmail or aol) and you will be able
to subscribe to DeafDigest. Just show up at the
library once a week to read your DeafDigest
editions.



send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that all states stop this nonsense talk about wanting
to close up their residential schools because of
budgetary problems

....

DeafHistory - Looking Back:

in the late 19th century - India had a law saying
that a deaf person cannot sue if something went wrong.

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Deaf and the Money:

Gerald (Bummy) Burstein became the first deaf person
to fund an endowment at Gallaudet University.

He was asked why was he the first one?

He said:

Deaf people are not trained to donate. Many have 
large families and leave the money to them

...

DeafNumbers of the Week:

How many sign languages are recognized out there in the
world?

According to a source, 111

and now this -

how many sign languages out there in the world are
not recognized?

Possibly into hundreds


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DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available 
only for DeafDigest subscribers; e-mail 
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there is no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports;
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FEGS is one of the largest not-for-profit health and human services 
organizations in the nation, with an annual operating budget in 
excess of $250 million, 4,000+ employees and operations in more 
than 350 locations throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Become vital member of multidisciplinary team, strongly rooted 
in the deaf community.

Opportunities for Social Workers Fluent in ASL, in our outpatient 
mental Health clinic and residential facility serving Deaf adults.

Requires MSW degree, licensure a strong plus. Positions located 
in Manhattan and are easily accessible by public transportation

Highly competitive salary and generous benefits.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
mailto:ekatz@hr-dynamics.com

Visit our website at http://www.fegs.org

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Announcing an Exciting Career Opportunity
Educational Technology Specialist
Educational Design Resources
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Anticipated Position
Filling this position is contingent upon future budget approval

RIT/NTID , the premier technical university serving deaf and 
hard-of-hearing students, seeks an exceptional individual to serve as 
a team member for a talented group as they design innovative 
applications of instructional technologies targeting deaf and 
hard-of-hearing learners.

The Educational Technology Specialist will work to design, develop, 
and program instructional and informational multimedia and web-based 
products and services.

We seek an individual with a proven track record to focus department 
efforts on creatively and effectively supporting student learning 
and institutional advancement.

Knowledge of sign language or willingness to learn required.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information 
Technology, New Media, or a related field.

Deadline:
Review of applications begins February 21st, and continues until filled

Start date: April, 2009

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA action employer. 
Members of protected classes and individuals with the ability to 
contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing 
commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual 
differences are encouraged to send an application.

For more details and to apply online please go to:
http://mycareer.rit.edu
Look up job IRC# 27275

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!!!WANTED!!!
ASL Fluent Residential Counselors
Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

Pressley Ridge Services for the Deaf residential program has a 
current need for entry level counselors with ASL / sign
language proficiency / fluency.

The residential treatment program is designed to specifically 
address the needs of severely troubled children deaf / hoh 
adolescents with developmental disabilities and mental health 
diagnoses.

Originally, the program was developed in 1996 as part of the 
movement to care for individuals with challenging behaviors
in community integrated settings rather than restrictive group 
care environments.

The Home Places program is designed to serve children and 
young adults who cannot be managed in less intensive settings 
due to the severity and nature of their mental health and 
mental retardation issues.

POSITION SUMMARY
Working with Deaf - Autistic and MR youth, the Teacher/Counselor 
is instrumental in assisting the clinical staff with developing, 
implementing, and monitoring of individual and group treatment 
plans that result in improved adaptive social/interpersonal 
functioning and high rates of successful program completing 
among youngsters in assigned group.

The Teacher/Counselor has various shift opportunities - T/C's 
may reside with assigned youth according to a variable patterned 
schedule (2 1/2 days on 4 1/2 days off) or can work on a daily 
schedule (5 day / 8 hours per day).

Requirements:
Bachelors degree required, all majors considered, degrees in 
Psychology,  Social Work, or Human Services related fields
preferred. Experience working with troubled youth and youth 
with Autism/DD diagnosis a plus.

Sign Language / ASL fluency IS REQUIRED.

Valid driver's license, auto insurance. FBI, State Police, 
and Child Protection clearances.

BENEFITS:
We have an excellent benefits package for our full time employees: 
Medical, Dental, Vision, Company paid life insurance, Paid 
Vacation & Sick time, Up to $1500 per year for continuing 
education (School, Seminars, Workshops, etc.), and more

Additional information can be found at  http://www.pressleyridge.org

Resumes to: 
Bryan Gibbons; 
PHR Staffing Coordinator Pressley Ridge 
5500 Corporate Drive, Suite 400 
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412.872.9469 (fax) or mailto:bgibbons@pressleyridge.org

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position opening
Principal, Elementary/ Middle School
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

Occ. Code I-11b
REPORTS TO:                Director of Instruction

BASIC FUNCTION:        Supervise Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School 
faculty and staff in the development and implementation of curriculum, 
educational goals and student learning needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Possess or eligible for NYS Certification as Teacher of the Deaf

- Possess or eligible for NYS Certification in Supervision and/or 
Administration

- A sign language SCPI level of Advanced with a minimum entry level 
of Intermediate. Within first 30 months of employment, candidate must 
obtain Advanced level.

- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in public 
venues.

- Ability to work flexible hours as needs of the program dictate

- Must possess mature judgment and leadership skills with the 
ability to be creative and exercise individual initiative.

- The successful applicant must submit to a criminal history 
background information check.

- Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience; early 
childhood experience preferred

- Previous supervisory experience preferred

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 
- Supervise implementation of curriculum appropriate for deaf 
students and  designed to prepare students to meet NY State learning 
standards

- Plan, develop and implement instructional programs for deaf infant 
program,  pre-school, elementary, and middle school students.

- Provide educational leadership designed to meet individual student 
needs (i.e., oral/auditory, ASL) and determine class assignments for 
students

- Oversee student placement, grading, and advancement

- In concert with other administrators and staff, develop master 
schedule, student schedules and teacher and teacher assistant schedules

- Administration/monitoring of student assessment

- Maintain student records and supervise and review the preparation 
of student reports.

- Provide strong direction and leadership to faculty, staff  and 
families

- Evaluate the performance of teachers, teacher assistants, and 
assigned staff and recommend techniques and methods of improvement

- Recommend the transfer, promotion or termination of faculty and 
administrative staff

- Approve purchase of supplies, materials and equipment

- Supervise and monitor all state education requirements; 
participate in IEP meetings.

- With other administrators, develop and direct staff development 
programs for all staff.

- With other administrators, recommend and monitor new or revised 
school policies and procedures.

- Meet with parents on a regular basis and keep parents informed 
about events at Fanwood through regular informational mailings and 
presentations at meetings, etc.

- Ensure sensitivity to cultural differences within the school 
community.

- Prepare necessary reports pertaining to students, staff and 
programs

- Respond to inquiries and general correspondence regarding 
education programs and ensure the general welfare of students and staff.

- Ensure that obligations under the labor contract are executed 
properly.  Attempt to resolve differences or disputes before they become 
issues.

- Work cooperatively with local schools, agencies, parents, staff 
and students on educational programs of benefit to Fanwood students.

- Supervision of summer school

- All other duties assigned by the Director of Instruction or her 
designee

SALARY:      Negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
TYPE:        12 month position

TO APPLY:
FAX resume to (914) 949-2331

or mail to:

Human Resources 
New York School for the Deaf
555 Knollwood Road
White Plains, NY 10603

E.O.E.

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The Board of Trustees of St Mary's School for the Deaf
announces a vacancy for

Superintendent
Position available July 1, 2009

(Buffalo, NY)

Overview:
- Residential School with average total enrollment of 110 students
- Staff of 145 full time employees
- Subject to New York State Education Department guidelines
- Accredited High School
- Serving students from birth to 21 years of age
- Potential for adult programming in a variety of occupational areas
- Funded by section 4201 of Education Law of New York State

Services provided:
- Full academic program in accordance with State regulation

- Related services (Speech, Counseling, Audiology, variety of therapy
services)

- Educational programs including Art, Music, & Physical Education

- Residential program including recreation therapy, tutorial & after
school program

- Athletic Program (Track, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball)

Qualifications:
- Master's degree in Deaf Education or related field supplemented by
course work in School Administration;

- At least 5 years of experience in Educational Administration and
Community Relations;

- Eligibility for or willingness to obtain certification as Educational
Administrator in New York State;

- Ability to communicate and interact successfully with deaf children
and adults (Preferred level of Sign Communication @ Intermediate SCPI
level with ability to achieve advanced level of communication within
two years);

- Experience in working with parents as partners in the educational
process;

- State of the art knowledge in areas of technology, integration
options, deafness, and deaf culture.


Application procedure:
Interested candidates may write for a complete copy of the job description
or visit http://www.smsdk12.org

All credentials, including resume, copies of certifications, and three
professional references must be submitted as noted below.  Applications
will be reviewed beginning January 12, 2009 but will be accepted until
an appointment is made, within practical limits of the process as
finalists are identified.

All inquiries and applications must be sent to:

SMSD Search Committee for the Superintendent
Charles C. Martorana, Chair
1100 M & T Center
Three Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, New York     14203-1414.

St. Mary's School for the Deaf is an EOE

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position opening
Residential Counselor
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor to provide academic/vocational/emotional 
counseling support to residential adolescent deaf population; 
design & develop educational programming appropriate for 
deaf population. 

Must have fluency in ASL & Bach's degree. 

Send resumes to: 
The Learning Center for the Deaf, 
(Job #1638)
848 Central St, 
Framingham, MA 01701

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inviting you to consider our employment openings
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

Educators of the Deaf

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located 
in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky 
Mountains, invites you to consider our employment openings.

Applications are being accepted for current 
and anticipated vacancies for the 2009/10 School Year, 
including:

- Teacher of the Deaf: PreSchool

- Teacher of the Deaf: All core content areas 
(Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies)

- Communication Specialist (Speech/Language) Birth to 21

We invite you to visit CSDB's website at:

http://www.csdb.org  where the official job announcement(s) 
may be found in their entirety.

Positions are open until filled. Interviews to be conducted 
on-site at CSDB. Excellent benefits.

Salary based on appropriate education and experience.

Please send a letter of interest, current resume, completed 
Employment Application (including salary history and 
references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of 
transcripts, and a copy of current teacher certification to:

ATTENTION:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

(719) 578-2114 (phone)
(719) 578-2239 (fax)
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org

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position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position descriptions and application procedures
please click on any of below:

- Sign Language Interpreter (12 months)
http://www.deafdigest.com/interp.doc

- Residential Paraprofessional (multiple positions)
http://www.deafdigest.com/paramult.doc

- High School Graduation Coach
http://www.deafdigest.com/coach.doc

- Occupational Therapist (hourly)
http://www.deafdigest.com/ot.doc

- Paraprofessional, classroom (10 mo position)
http://www.deafdigest.com/para.doc

- Physical Therapist
http://www.deafdigest.com/pt.doc

- Reading Content Specialist
http://www.deafdigest.com/rcs.doc

- Residential Advisor (DOE)
http://www.deafdigest.com/ra.doc

- Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly)
http://www.deafdigest.com/sub.doc

- Teacher (Blind/Deaf) - Literary Content Specialist
http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc


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(updated February 1st)

Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD:

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Crenshaw, Norwalk, 
Pacoima, Santa Ana, CA

- Placement Coordinator - Riverside, CA

- Community Interpreter - Riverside, CA

- Administrative Assistant - Bakersfield, CA

- Network I.T. Administrator - Los Angeles, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please 
go to our website: 

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Specialist
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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