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DeafDigest Blue – April 11, 2010

DeafDigest Blue – April 11, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
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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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– Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

RIT examines deaf entrepreneurship
http://deafdigest.com/deafentrepreneurs/

Disability 101: The Importance of Community
http://deafdigest.com/disability101/

– Very Hot News

A hot protest erupted over Gallaudet University’s
hosting of “Corpus Christi”, a controversial play because of the mixture of religion and gender orientation themes.

DeafDigest is disappointed with the protest.
Gallaudet has always been the bastion of
diversity, which is a microcosm of the
American society. Tolerance has been the
rule on the Gallaudet campus, and this
includes the play.

Said Gallaudet provost Stephen Weiner:

Gallaudet University neither endorses nor condemns the views expressed in Corpus Christi, or any dramatic production. We understand that there are people who will find this play affirming, liberating, and cathartic, and
others who find its message disrespectful, distasteful, and repugnant. We seek to allow all views to be aired openly and respectfully, and we hope that open discussions will allow individuals to listen to one another. This
is the hallmark of an academic institution. “Gallaudet spokeswoman Mercy Coogan told me that Hurwitz, who is deaf, is accepting e-mails but routing calls to his chief of staff, Don Beil, who is hearing

– Sunday April 4th

Deaf rock star Sean Forbes, himself a NTID graduate,
was praised in Detroit’s business newspaper for
basing his Deaf Professional Arts Network headquarters
in the city, helping the city economy a bit.

– Monday April 5th

Is Whitley joking?  Singer Whitley, not deaf, whose real name is Lawrence Greenwood, said that he is going on a “retirement
tour.”

His plans after retirement? He said:

I wanna learn sign language and be an interpreter for the deaf

Is he joking?

His fans think he is joking

– Tuesday April 6th

The Texas Deaf Community is upset over the
death of a deaf patient at a hospital in
Cypress, Texas. The deaf patient requested
an interpreter and was turned down. He made
repeated efforts to get an interpreter and
was rebuffed each time. Then one last time
he went home, hoping to get an interpreter
the next day. This was not to be for he
passed away that night while asleep.

– Wednesday April 7th

Marcia Reinthaler, not deaf, won the election
for a seat on the Sheboygan School Board
(Wisconsin).

Why is DeafDigest curious about it? The
newspaper said:

She and her husband are active in the Association for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children in Sheboygan County

DeafDigest does not know what her views are
regarding education of the deaf – oral, ASL, Cued
Speech or whatever !

(Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Position Announcement: CAMP SIGNSHINE DRAMA SPECIALIST
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
in Nevada

for full position description and application procedures,
click on http://deafdigest.com/dramaspecialist/

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Gallaudet University Athletics
Graduate Assistants Program

Gallaudet University, located in historic Washington, DC, is seeking
qualified applicants for the following positions:

– Baseball Graduate Assistant
– Women’s Soccer Graduate Assistant

Requirements; Bachelors Degree Required, Acceptance to Graduate
School at Gallaudet University, Valid Drivers License, Previous
Collegiate Playing or Coaching experience, functional computer
skills, Strong work ethic, proficiency in or strong willingness to
learn American Sign Language.

Duties include: position coach, recruiting, practice and game day
preparation, fundraising, video breakdown, coordination of the
academic monitoring program, and other duties as assigned by the Head
Coach and athletic department, while adhering to NCAA rules and
regulations.

Compensation; Full Tuition Remission, Room on Campus, $5,000
Stipend, Optional health plan

How to Apply?

http://aaweb.gallaudet.edu/GSPP/Graduate_School/Graduate_Admissions/Application_Information.html

Application deadline:  We will begin reviewing applications
immediately and will continue to receive and review applications
until the position is filled.

Please forward the following information to the appropriate office;

– Baseball
Attention: Curtis Pride

mailto:Curtis.Pride@gallaudet.edu Office Phone 202-651-5603 Fax 202.651.5274

– Women’s Soccer
Attention: Sarah Gumina

mailto:Sarah.Gumina@gallaudet.edu Office Phone 202-503-0341 Fax 202.651.5274

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EASIER TO TEACH SIGN LANGUAGE WITH DEAF DOGS
Many dog trainers teach their dogs to follow
sign language commands – such as sit, lie down,
come to me, etc.
Which is easier to teach signs? A hearing dog
or a deaf dog.
Most trainers say it is much easier to teach
a deaf dog than a hearing dog.
Why? Because noises may bother a hearing dog
while noises never bother a deaf dog !

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafdogs/

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

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The World Recreation Association of the Deaf, Inc. ( WRAD) is happy
to host the 25th Anniversary Masquerade Ball at Treasure Island in
Las Vegas on July 21st from 5pm until 9pm during the Deafnation World
Expo as Italian buffet dinner and entertainment are included.

Both Anthony Natale and Liz Tannebaum are both Master of Ceremonies and we have the ballroom that can hold up to 500 guests at Treasure Island.

Cash prizes will be given to the best masks and costumes. Admission
to the Masquerade Ball is $70 per person before July 1st and $75
before July 10th.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  You can purchase tickets on line at http://www.wrad.org or mail a check or a money order to WRAD, PO Box 3211 Quartz Hill CA 983586.

Contact Bruce Gross at VP 661-952-7752 or Voice Relay at 866-668-9147 for more information.

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A HEARING PERSON’S CONFESSION
A hearing person had a confession. When he sees
deaf people using sign language to communicate with
each other, he always stares at them.
Rude ? Yes, but the hearing person said sign language
is so beautiful that he loves to watch even though he
does not understand a word.
It is the same as a deaf person watching a band, led
by a band leader who uses his hands to guide the
musicians. A deaf person may not understand music but
enjoys watching the movement of the hands.

– for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/rudestare/

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

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(updated posting)

DiiT | Deaf Initiative in Technology – Professional Workshops Offered in Sign Language
http://www.rit.edu/diit

Introducing DiiT’s 2010 Summer Workshop Series….offering workshops related to Business, English, Engineering, Graphic Communication, and Information Technology

Take advantage of our discounted rates and REGISTER TODAY! – Register by April 1, 2010 to Receive 10% Off
– Register for Two Workshops to Receive 20% Off
– Register with a Friend to also Receive 20% Off
– Register with Two Friends to Receive 30% Off

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

– DiiT Workshop Series on Business
Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Exam Preparation — June 7-11, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/MCAS.html

Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business — June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

Microsoft Access 2007: Create a Database — June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html

Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach — July 12-16, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office.html

– DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing
Basic Workplace Correspondence  — June 7-11, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html

Basic Report Writing in the Workplace — June 21-25, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html

– DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering
5S/6S For Employees  — June 10-11, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/FiveS.html

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt — June 14-18, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html

Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming — June 21-25, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html

– DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication
Intro to Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4  — June 7-11, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

Advanced Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4 — June 21-25, 2010 (NEW)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaverAdv.html

Digital Photography — June 14-18, 2010 http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/digitalPhoto.html

– DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology
Mac OS X Support Essentials  — June 21-25, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Mac.html

Introduction to Windows 7 — June 7-9  (NEW)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Windows7.html

Introduction to Network Security — July 12-16, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/security.html

Introduction to Network+(tm) Certification — July 26-30, 2010
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/NetworkPlus.html

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 at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

To register for any of the workshops listed above, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting http://www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).

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A HOME-MADE HEARING AID

Hearing aids are expensive; many low income people cannot
afford to make the hearing aid purchase.
One low income person made his own hearing aid. It was
simple but odd looking. Ear plugs were attached to a portable
microphone. This device would be placed to the person that
is speaking.
It worked for that late-deafened person.

SAYING PIZZA IN SIGN LANGUAGE

How do deaf people sign for pizza in sign
language?
A web site posted a suggestion. It was to point the
forefinger and make a Z sign in the air.
It claims that pizza places understand this sign
easily?
This is interesting. Even among the speech-challenged,
pizza is not that difficult a word to pronounce !

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CRUISE INTERPRETING
Many deaf people love to travel, especially on cruises,
and even more so, on all-deaf cruises.
A sore issue is always interpreting, or the lack of
it on these cruise trips.
One cruise operator recently outlined his requirements
for interpreters interested in touring with the deaf.
It goes as follows:

– own a passport
– payment is not in money but in a travel voucher
– must be able to interpret anywhere on the cruise
– must be flexible enough to meet all interpreting conditions

It will be a challenge interpreting at a cruise ship that
practically resembles a huge shopping mall!

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL

I’ve had fellow law students come to me and complain
that my interpreter’s signs distract them. I would
then tell them that their ignorance of issues facing
the deaf is equally distracting

FALLING IN LOVE AGAINST ALL ODDS
Do we, the deaf, fall in love with our special ones
against all odds?
Against all odds? Of course not. People, both deaf
and hearing, fall in love, and of course, fall out of
love.
Well, Arguelles (full name not known) directed a Filipino
movie titled “Paano” which focuses on a deaf couple falling in love with each other – against all odds.
It is as if Arguelles implies that we, the deaf, cannot
fall in love because of our hearing impairment!

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

why would your deaf client need two interpreters?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Because realtime captioners and CART providers do not use the QWERTY
keyboard, the types of errors that they make are different than
someone who is typing on a computer keyboard.  Some people may think
that captioners don’t know the difference between simple words.  If
a captioner strokes the steno for “rain” instead of “rein,” it is
not because the captioner does not know the difference between those
two words.  It may just be that the captioner stroked the wrong
stroke on the steno keyboard.

Homophones are difficult for many captioners because they are words
that sound the same but are spelled differently.  Captioners are
trained to write phonetically, so when two words sound the same, the
captioner has to devise a system to distinguish between the two
words.  One of the solutions is to add an asterisk to the steno so
that the strokes will be different.  But now the captioner has to
remember which stroke gets the asterisk:  Do I add the asterisk to
“guild” or “gild”?

If you ever see a sentence captioned something like, “The Army
kernel went to visit the sergeant,” remember that the words
“colonel” and “kernel” sound the same, and the captioner is
writing phonetically.  The captioner probably knows the difference
between those words, but he or she just didn’t write the steno to
get it to translate properly.

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I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD…….

always say wrong things because they cannot hear

maybe, but there are many hearing people that say
wrong things even though they CAN hear!

when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life
his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong

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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 the Gold section

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Deaf Cruise Canada and New England 2010
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 3 Popular Tours!
Canada & New England Cruise October 16th to 23rd, 2010
http://www.DeafCruise.com/canada

Deaf Cruise Caribbean 2011
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 3 Popular Tours and Prizes!
Caribbean Cruise February 27th to March 6th, 2011
4 Most Popular Port of Calls
2 Days Post Cruise Events. 2 Fun Tours!!
For more information http://www.DeafCruise.com/caribbean

Deaf Cruise Alaska 2011
2 Options: 7 Days cruise only or 15 Days cruise-tours.
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 2 Most Adventure Tours!
Alaska Deluxe Tours May 2011
2 Days Post Cruise Events. 2 Tours in Canada and 1 in Seattle, WA
For more information, http://www.DeafCruise.com/alaska

Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2011
3 Days Pre-cruise Events. 5 Popular Tours and Prizes!
Hawaii Cruise July 2nd to 9th, 2011. 7 Days of Fun Sailing & Islands!
2 Days Post-cruise Events. 4 More Tours!! More Sightseeing!!
Almost 2 weeks non-stop of adventures!
For more information, http://www.DeafCruise.com/hawaii

Contact Us:
VP 866.922.3090
Fax: 480.657.0744
Email: mailto:customercare@deafcruise.com

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– Providing Individual, Couple and Group counseling
– Psychosocial and psychoeducational Assessment
– Forensic Consultation and Assessment Reports

For children, teens, adults…ASL fluent

Private practice in West Los Angeles or via Videotherapy

Please contact me via email at mailto:DrAFreeman@verizon.net

or my website at http://www.DrAlisonFreeman.net

or VP at 1-866-481-4502

or voice mail 310- 712-1200

Alison Freeman, Ph.D.

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Deaf Remodeling Company serves only in Northern Virginia, DC, and
Maryland

The choice of your home remodeling contractor is one of the most
crucial choices you will ever make. If you choose the right
contractor, your chances of being satisfied are 100%

All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to
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Our remodeling service includes:

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Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will
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for every day we are late.

We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels

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Based in Washington, DC
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http://www.healthbridges.info announcement

HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION
FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are
grossly underserved by both the physical health and the
behavioral health care system.

In many  cases, the patient as well as the health care provider who may provide service to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of accommodations in the health care setting so that all persons have equal access to health related information.

A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info
was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard
of hearing.

Features Include:

*  An Accommodation card for you to print and carry that you can
make for yourself that tells health care providers where to call
for an interpreter in case of emergency

*  Live videos about hospital accommodations

*  Wellness topics that change each month

*  Links to information about counseling services

*  Resources and valuable links about how to find important
information about emotional and substance abuse topics

Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you
want to learn more about.

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

ASL has been established as a new program at
Northwestern University. The next step is to
have ASL recognized as a foreign language.

Students campaigned for ASL for a year and their
efforts paid off.

..

The Deaf and the Law

BB and Trust, a bank in North Carolina, refused to
accommodate an employee who was losing her hearing.
EEOC sued and reached settlement with the bank.

rest of story at:
http://deafdigest.com/bbtrust/

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

The City Bangers (Citibank) has been thanked for
their generous sponsorship

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What became of?

Dr. Tom McDavitt

– past
after graduating from College of Veterinary Medicine
at Kansas State University in 1993, sent out hundreds
of job applications. After getting just few responses,
became a volunteer at a local zoo in Wichita, KS

– present
owner of Animal Clinic of Alsip, Illinois,
near Chicago. Has 4,000 clients, including
200 deaf clients.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

The League of Women Voters, a 15,000-member strong national organization, is conducting an auction during their annual convention this coming June.
One of the pieces to be auctioned off is a painting to be rendered by deaf artist Claire Bergman, wife of retired Gallaudet English professor Gene Bergman.
Claire, an outstanding artist in her own right,
has had her work exhibited at many venues.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

If NTID student Seth Terkhorn would skip a class,
it would be for a good, lifesaving, reason!
He is a volunteer firefighter cadet with the
West Brighton Fire Department.
He joined the department last September and he
already fits in with his firefighting peers.

….

Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Amazon has been accused of discriminating against
the deaf over telephone verification issues.

What is so interesting is that Jeff Bezos,
the Amazon CEO has a deaf member in his family

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A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor’s great news:

Your student/client presents a reimbursement bill for $56 for a
lobster meal, and you deny it. Your supervisor sides with you when you deny it.

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A long, past major league ball player would be a lipreading
nightmare.

His name was:

Matt Batts

he played in the majors, 1947 through 1956 for
5 different teams

if you have lipreading tales, please share these with
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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DeafBook of the Week

– Dummy Hanson
A Deaf Baseball Pitcher’s Life in the Hearing World
2008

He was one of Minnesota’s premier amateur baseball
pitchers in the early 1900s

Harris Communications sells this book; the web
site describing this book is at:

http://www.harriscomm.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=35_111&products_id=19642

DeafDigest editor has many deaf-related book in his
private home library. Some books are still in print;
some books are out of print. Some books are old;
some books are recent.

Happy reading !

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best in the nation.

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position opening
Position: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Agency: DEAF ADULT SERVICES, INC. (DAS) BUFFALO, NY

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Business or Non Profit
Administration with a minimum of three years management experience or
BA/BS in Human Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years
management experience required. Proven experience with fundraising,
grant writing, marketing, budget and financial management strongly
desired. Thorough knowledge of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing
cultures required as well as Sign Language proficiency. Strong people
skills, diplomacy and public speaking abilities are necessary.

DAS encourages qualified applicants with Deaf culture and ASL
experience to apply. Relocation funds may be available dependent on
candidate selection.

Application can be downloaded at http://www.wnydas.org

Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to:
Deaf Adult Services, Inc. Attention: Executive Director Search Committee,  2495 Main St. Suite 347, Buffalo, NY 14214

or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org by Thursday, April 29, 2010, No exceptions.

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf & Walden School
Framingham, MA

In anticipation of openings for the 2010/2011 school year, The
Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School are accepting
applications and resumes for consideration for the following
positions:

– Teachers of the Deaf – Classroom Assistants
– Child Care Workers (Residential and Overnight)
– Substitutes

Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 letters of
recommendation/references to:

Lynn Marshall
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508.875.9203

The Learning Center for the Deaf was recently awarded accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) and is an equal opportunity employer.

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job openings (2)
Deaf Services Therapist
BJC Behavioral Health
St. Louis, Missouri

We are excited to share with you that BJC Behavioral Health in
St. Louis, Missouri will be starting a new program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

BJC Behavioral Health (BJC BH) is an affiliated member of BJC HealthCare
offering comprehensive community-based behavioral health services to
children and adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the
Missouri counties of Washington, Iron and St. Francois.

The services offered help people with a range of behavioral health needs. A primary strategy of BJC BH is extension of services into the
community, building capacity. Services are offered at home, school,
workplace and other community settings.

The therapist will be able to work with individuals, families, and
groups to address and treat mental and emotional disorders and
promote optimal mental health with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults
and children.  The therapist must have knowledge of therapeutic best
practices for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and be able to
apply cultural and linguistic bridging to promote optimal mental
health.  They should be fluent in sign language and culturally
competent in American Sign Language therefore has the ability to
communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to
address a wide range of issues including depression, addiction, and
substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with
self esteem issues associated with aging, job and career concerns,
educational decisions, adjustment issues, parenting, grief marital or
relationship problems, as well as others.  Therapist need to be able
be flexibly to work within various structures in the community mental
health system.

There are 2 openings, 1 for Children and 1 for adults.

Job duties will include, therapy, intakes, clinical case management,
triage/crisis intervention and EAP therapy.

Must have a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology

Must be able to get a Missouri State License in Therapy LCSW or LPC 2-4 years experienced required

Please forward resumes to: Mark Stansberry, Executive Director
BJC Behavioral Heath, 1430 Olive, Suite 400
St. Louis MO 63103

You can email Laura Shapiro at mailto:laura.shapiro@bjc.org
any questions you may have about this position

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
Position title:  California Relay Service Account Manager
position located in Northern California

email resumes to mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Position summary: Manages the contracts between POTHOS’ client, Hamilton Relay and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Oversees the actions of all parties involved to ensure contract compliance. Responsible for ensuring that each party successfully completes all assigned duties and responsibilities.

Essential functions:

– Responsible for working with CPUC on contract issues and acting as point of contact.

– Carries out/enforces the policies/procedures for the TRS/Captioned Telephone programs established by the CPUC, the Contract Administrator and as contained in the contract and RFP

– Oversees the monitoring/compliance of federal/state requirements related to relay system performance.

– Responsible for representing Hamilton at regulatory meetings with any applicable California Advisory Boards and the Contract Administrator’s required staff meetings as needed and at other outreach functions across California.

– Monitors CRS-3 Outreach Programs for compliance with RFP and contract requirements in California.  Responsible for determining that the needs of the user community are being met and for determining the overall effectiveness of outreach activity.

– Responsible for identifying any potential conflicts or other needs within the relay Center and reporting those concerns or ideas.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
– Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience along with a minimum of three years experience.

– Direct work experience with a Telecommunications Relay Service.

– Knowledge of American Sign Language.

– Deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

– Position must be located in Northern California.

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
Position title:  California Relay Service Outreach Coordinator

one position located in Northern California, other in Southern
California

email resumes to: mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us

Position summary:  This full-time position at POTHOS is responsible for coordinating and implementing outreach activities designed to promote Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone for California Relay Service (CRS) for our client Hamilton Relay.

Essential functions:

– Develops Annual Outreach Plan designed to promote California Relay Service; raising awareness and increasing the use of relay services.

– Plans and implements outreach activities and marketing programs that support the Outreach Plan.

– Designs, coordinates and conducts demonstrations and training programs on how to access and use California Relay services.

– Coordinates and delivers training programs about relay services for businesses, agencies and organizations.

– Delivers/conducts outreach activities/presentations focused on current and potential customers on all relay services using presentation skills, visual aids and written proposals.

– Works collaboratively with CPUC and DDTP to implement outreach activities throughout California.

– Participates in Outreach and California Relay Council meetings, scheduled Outreach activities and Marketing Summits.

Preferred experience and skills:
– Fluency in American Sign Language & Spanish.

– Knowledge/ability to understand various communication modes used by current and potential relay users.

– Direct work experience with Telecommunication Relay Service and/or knowledge of Captioned Telephone Relay Services.

– Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals are encouraged to apply.

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Search for the President of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, New York

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), seeks an exceptional and
inspiring leader to serve as its next President.  This is an outstanding
opportunity to head the world’s first and largest technological
institute for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, to act as a national
and international advocate for the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing
people, and to contribute as an important member of the RIT senior
executive team.

Established by Congress in 1965 and opened on the RIT campus in 1968,
NTID provides deaf and hard-of-hearing students with state-of-the-art
technical and professional programs, complemented by a strong liberal
arts and sciences curriculum. Today, the NTID academic enterprise
includes approximately 1,370 undergraduate and 100 graduate students,
200 faculty members, 380 staff, and close to 6,000 alumni. FY 2009
operational revenues totaled approximately $85 million, of which $63
million were provided through Federal support.

NTID enrolls students in its own degree programs as well as those at the
other colleges of RIT, and offers a unique educational environment where
more than 1,400 deaf and hard-of-hearing students pursue academic
studies, share residence halls, and enjoy social life along with over
15,000 hearing students. Additionally, NTID offers a full range of
support and access services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students,
including the largest professional sign language interpreting staff
employed by a postsecondary institution in the U.S. Instructors in NTID
classrooms utilize a variety of communication strategies, and on-site
audiologists provide a broad array of speech and language services.
RIT/NTID is also an internationally recognized leader in research to
enhance the lives of deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

The President is the chief executive and chief academic officer of NTID,
reports to the RIT President, and serves as an RIT Vice President and
Dean.  S/He will direct Federal government relations activities for NTID
and represent the college externally in professional and community
organizations as well as in the corporate and business communities. S/He
will also lead the Institute’s fundraising and development efforts.

NTID looks to recruit a new head who will build on the strong foundation
in place following the successful tenure of its recent president, a
long-time NTID faculty member and academic leader, and who will also
accelerate the institution’s positive momentum and enhance its critical
national and international position in the education of deaf and
hard-of-hearing students. The NTID campus community is currently
finalizing its 2010-2020 strategic plan and preparing the groundwork for
its next President.  NTID seeks an accomplished and collaborative
leader, who ideally brings experience in academic administration,
government affairs, and external relations, and who can inspire NTID to
new levels of achievement with vision, energy, an entrepreneurial
spirit, and a deep passion for and commitment to the Institute’s
mission.

RIT/NTID has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search
firm, to assist in this recruitment. Review of candidates will begin
immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  All inquiries,
nominations/referrals, and vita with cover letters, should be sent
electronically and in confidence to:

Vivian Brocard, Vice President
Nureen Das, Associate
Isaacson, Miller
E-mail: mailto:4005@imsearch.com

RIT/NTID is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative 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 make application.

For more information about RIT please visit: http://www.rit.edu/ For more information about NTID please visit: http://www.ntid.rit.edu/

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(updated April 11th)

– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

– Community Advocate – Riverside, CA

– Community Interpreter – Los Angeles, CA

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw, 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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ASL Teaching position
Iowa

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/iowaasljob/

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ASL Teacher
Hyde Park, NY

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/newyorkasljob/

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ASL instructor
Batavia, NY

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/genesseeasljob/

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ASL Lecturer
Kent State University
Ohio

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/kentasljob/

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Interpreting instructor
Portland, OR

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/portlandasljob/

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Legal Assistant
Jacksonville, FL

rest of announcement at:
http://deafdigest.com/jaxjob/

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Interpreter
Alabama

http://deafdigest.com/alabamajob/

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