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DeafDigest Blue – April 18, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - April 18, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young children and adults. Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced with a second defective implant that later failed. If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and follow instructions on the screen. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- - Dedication DeafDigest dedicates this edition to four individuals that departed us this week Bob Canty, the long time editor of Indiana Deaf News, the e-newsletter, which was a must reading among the deaf people in the state. He was considered the pillar of the Indianapolis Deaf Community. John Ball, not deaf, pushed hard for closed captions while serving as NCI's first president during the early eighties. He also made it a point to maintain close professional relationships with deaf community leaders, and which was why NCI was held in very high esteem at that time. Dorothy Pakula, a New Yorker, who was always involved in local deaf commmunity civic and community activities and was honored for her efforts Carmella Gerardi Terrazzino, a resident of New Jersey and a Mystic Oral School product, was a consummate volunteer, spending endless hours with local deaf groups in the state of New Jersey. - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: Television Captioning Rules http://deafdigest.com/captioningrules/ A deaf milk bottling plant inspector http://deafdigest.com/ronaldmadore/ - Very Hot News Justice John Paul Stevens is stepping down from the Supreme Court. In all of his years serving the court, what was his track record in dealing with deaf/disabled issues? A deaf attorney said: Definitely overall very liberal (especially later in his career). To that extent, he was pro-disability. I don't think he came down the wrong way on any of the ADA cases that affected the deaf. But the ADA has only been around since 1990. I'll have to check his record to see how he voted on deaf cases before that. He used to be more conservative, but became more liberal as he got older. - Sunday April 11th Famous British soap opera actor Bill Roache, of the Coronation Street series that has been aired since 1960, publicly disclosed his deafness. He said because of his deafness he relies on visual cues to lead him on during these filming sessions. - Monday April 12th Famous Hollywood performer Drew Barrymore has directed her first film - Whip it, which is a story based on roller derby. Two deaf twins are one of the roller derby players in the movie; the movie reviews described it like this - they have great fun knocking each other out on the roller surface - Tuesday April 13th it was disclosed that Andy Honeysett is a pastry chef at Aria, one of these hottest, must-eat-at, restaurants in Sydney, Australia. He is deaf. - Wednesday April 14th a new bill has been proposed on the Capital Hill pushing for transparency in the federal government. The idea of this bill came from a deaf Congressional staffer, who wanted quick transcripts of committee proceedings. The deaf staffer has not been identified, though. (Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition) ...... 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/ ................................................................ ................................................................ Affordable Housing for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind seniors. 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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ APRIL SHOWERS BRING SIGNALER SAVINGS! April will shower you with savings! Save 15% on all Bellman Signalers and Receivers during the month of April! That means every sound, telephone and doorbell signaler or receiver is on sale. Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for more details on our TTYs and all our other products. For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com We're on Facebook! WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ................................................................ ................................................................ 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He thought the deaf people would fight for important needs - interpreters, employment, education of the deaf, better social services, etc. The deaf people were only interested in one thing - better captions at movie houses and did not care about other important needs ! - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/disappointment/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ................................................................ (revised posting) 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 93586 Contact Bruce Gross at VP 661-952-7752 or Voice Relay at 866-668-9147 for more information. ................................................................ KICKED OUT OF A RESTAURANT This is a true story. A deaf woman, who is oral, entered an ethnic restaurant in a small town. She walked to the counter to order food. There was a communication problem. The restaurant owner, an immigrant from Asia, could not understand the speech spoken by the oral woman. And also, the oral woman could not read the lips of the immigrant woman. As a result, the immigrant woman ordered the oral deaf woman out of the restaurant ! DeafDigest wonders why the oral woman would not point to the menu to order the food she wanted? - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/restaurant/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) THE FIRST OPEN CAPTIONED MOVIE We, the deaf, have been fighting in several state court systems to be able to watch open captioned movies instead of resorting to gimmicks such as the Rear Window Captioning system. And the movie houses continue to fight us. Well, when did the first open captioned movie take place? It was "Rebellion" way back in 1947 ! Since then there have been open captioned TV shows on the 24/7 national TV network. And some of the theaters have shown in theaters on a limited basis. This is an important point because there was an on-going dialogue with a certain filmmaker that claims an upcoming film would be the first open captioned film in history. This claim is false. A PURDUE ENGINEERING TEAM The 2010 national Idea to Product Competition for Social Entrepreneurship competition is taking place this weekend at Purdue University in Indiana. The objective is for competing teams to come up with high tech products that will succeed in the market place. One of the competing teams is Animation Speaks Louder. That team develops software in science, technology, engineering and math fields that is supposed to help deaf students master these courses. ................................................................ (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). ................................................................ A CAPTIONING COMPLAINT Someone posted a captioning complaint on a web site. It has nothing to do with spelling bloopers. The complaint was based on the captioning speed. Some TV programs show captions that scroll so fast, making it difficult to read at normal pace. One complaint was this: I can't read that fast nor think that fast ................................................................ ................................................................ 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For more information....contact: United TTY Sales and Service (UTSS) TOLL FREE: 1-866-TTY-4USA (1-866-889-4872) (Voice or TTY) In MD, DC and VA --- Call: (301) 926-2365 (Voice or TTY) FAX: (301) 963-0785 VP: (866) 536-6781 E-Mail: info@unitedtty.com Web: http://www.unitedtty.com/ Live Online Support --- AIM: UnitedTTY ................................................................ ................................................................ THIS HATED "FIRST OR ONLY" SYNDROME DeafDigest just hates it when individuals try to take the credit for being the first or the only person to accomplish something. A couple of months ago it was said that an individual was the first to start an oral school in California, ignoring the fact that there have been oral schools in the state for many years. And now this - per a newspaper story: She is also the co-founder of the first oral school of the deaf in Illinois Do we believe this claim? CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF STUDENT IN LAW SCHOOL The nationwide shortage of interpreters has impacted on me; always very difficult to find interpreters for all of my law school lectures. WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? being asked by the client for bus fare ! if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series Many people occasionally type "teh" when they really want to type "the." Sometimes stenocaptioners and CART providers also make fingering errors.  Because captioners do not type one key at a time, but instead they write whole words or phrases at one time, their errors look different from the errors of someone typing on a computer keyboard. If a stenocaptioner realizes that he or she made a mistake, it can be corrected immediately.  The usual method for a captioner to correct an error is to hit the asterisk key, and that will delete the immediately prior stroke.  However, if the captioner has already entered two or three more strokes after the mistake, it is usually too late to go back and correct it. If a captioner realizes that he or she made a mistake two or more strokes previously, what most captioners do is enter a dash stroke (--) and attempt to rewrite the wrong words.  This is also the same method most stenocaptioners use to indicate a mistake or change of thought by the speaker, so you may not be able to tell if it was the captioner's mistake or the speaker's mistake.  If you see a sentence captioned like, "They did an analysis of the fail you're rate among -- failure rate among students at the university," that would probably be a correction to a fingering error by the captioner.       ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD....... not speak at all because of their deafness there are many deaf people that speak better than hearing people when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong ................................................................ ................................................................ 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 ................................................................ ................................................................ Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an "Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click here and follow instructions on the screen or go to: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html ................................................................ ................................................................ 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! 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For more information, http://www.DeafCruise.com/hawaii Contact Us: VP 866.922.3090 Fax: 480.657.0744 Email: mailto:customercare@deafcruise.com ................................................................ ................................................................ - 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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We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels Elijah Gold, deaf owner Surdus, LLC Remodeling Based in Washington, DC http://www.surdusremodeling.com 202-540-8750 VP Licensed, Insured, and Bonded VA# 134097 DC# 68004119 MHIC# 127587 ................................................................ ................................................................ 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. ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! The United States Access Board has been updating its Section 508 standards and Section 255 guidelines to make sure the stuff is in compliance with the needs of the disabled, the deaf included. 508 is from the Rehabilitation Act 255 is from the Telecommunications Act The idea is to combine both documents into a single piece of reading ..... The Deaf and the Law the Ohio Supreme Court upheld a ruling by an Ohio Court of Appeals that overturned the conviction of a criminal defendant solely based on the fact that one juror was hard of hearing. The main point of the Ohio Supreme Court's decision was that the defendant’s right to a fair trial was denied because there was a juror who could not hear the audio tape. comment from a deaf attorney: I think that if the audio tape was material and tone was could have been crucial, and then probably better not to have the deaf person on it. As an analogy, some guy says he finds his wife dead, and calmly calls 911 without any emotion, and the police say that he was the murderer, I'm sure they'd try to introduce the 911 tape and argue that he was calm on the tape because he did it himself. And the jurors have to evaluate tone on the tape. Even if I'm wrong, its impossible to convince the general population that this was a wrong decision. NAD's press release is at: http://deafdigest.com/ohiosupremecourt/ ...... The Captioning Blunder of the Week: a Broad Why (Broadway) performer sang the National Anthem .... What became of? I. King Jordan - past first deaf president of Gallaudet University - present has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the Commission on Presidential Scholars. The Commission on Presidential Scholars is a group of eminent private citizens appointed by the president to select and honor presidential scholars. .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Here we go again in North Carolina. First it was the infamous Bruton issue; then the continuing ENCSD lawsuits, and now this - the proposed closing of Central North Carolina School for the Deaf. It was only several years ago that CNCSD was saved by the bell. The state, backtracking on its plan to close the school, instead poured more funds into the school. Said one educator, whose identity shall be confidential "the schools are placed into a very large department that does not focus on Education of Children - so the schools are low on their priority." (editor's note: the school has since then been closed) ...... News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: The world's first fully integrated signing community is moving nicely towards its goal of a completed town at Laurent, South Dakota. And The Laurent Company is now posting employment ads. Do scroll all the way down in the employment section in this edition for information on position openings. (editor's note: after a couple of years of trying to make a go out of it, this venture was dropped) .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: A certain store, hearing-owned, has a high number of deaf patrons. The employees and the store owner know every single deaf patron by sight. Yet, that store would continuously hang up each time deaf patrons try to reach the store on TTY or on internet relay or on video relay. This gets deaf patrons angry, yet the store continues its policy of immediately hanging up on such calls. Go figure ! ...... A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: a customer who has been employed at the same job for 22 years demands new hearing aids. You save $3000 by obtaining a letter from her employer showing that new hearing aids are not necessary in order to keep her job. .. A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? said a DeafDigest subscriber: Try saying the name of Ted Kennedy several times and see if anyone, hearing or deaf, can make sense of it. The truth is, all the sounds are back inside the mouth with hardly any mouth movement. I use this example a lot when I lecture about deafness and hearing losses. the subscriber is correct; many uttered words are invisible, thus making lipreading efforts a misery for us, the deaf ! if you have lipreading tales, please share these with mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .. DeafBook of the Week - Britain's Deaf Heritage Peter Jackson 1990 not sure if this book is in print, inasmuch as it is 20 years old; patterned after Jack Gannon's (USA) and Clifton Carbin's (Canada) books 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 ! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- positions available - Mental Health Therapist - Medi-Cal Administrative Assistant Deaf Community Services of San Diego San Diego, California Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc currently has two positions available. Mental Health Therapist open June 1st and Medi-Cal Administrative Assistant open immediately. Please see our website for more information http://www.deafcommunityservices.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions Austine School for the Deaf/Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  - Teacher of the Deaf Time Base: Full time   Location: St Albans Responsibilities:  Teach all levels /content areas of elementary education.  Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in accordance with the Vermont Framework Of Standards and Learning opportunities. Prepare Standards -based IEPs and serve as Case Manager for assigned student.  Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in students. Requirements: Degree in Deaf Education , MA preferred. American Sign language fluency & English proficiency Vermont teaching License in Special Education and/or area of teaching assignment. Knowledge of child development, knowledge of curriculum and assessment . Ability to apply classroom management and discipline techniques. Please send letter of interest and resume to Jen Bostwick at mailto:jbostwick@vcdhh.org  or  Jen Bostwick  147 Knight Lane Williston, VT 05495  - Coordinator of Northern Vermont Regional Program Time Base: Full Time Location: Northern Vermont Qualifications:  *Masters Degree in Deaf Education  *Knowledge of Special Education laws  & procedures  *Knowledge of Child Development  *Proficiency in ASL  *Planning, organization, motivation & management skills  *Knowledge of curriculum and assessment Responsibilities:  *Oversees all aspects of operation including Special Education compliance for Northern  VT Regional Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  *Facilitate IEP and 3 year evaluation meetings   *Supervise and evaluate VCDHH staff working in a public school  *Provide LEA/school district with Medicaid paperwork monthly  *Develop and implement school budgets Please send letter of interest and resume to Kelly Therieau Austine School for the Deaf 209 Austine Dr Brattleboro, VT 05301 or mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org   - Social Worker Time base:         Full time with Benefits Location:            Williston, VT  Requirement:     MSW or equivalent                              ASL proficiency required  Please send letter of interest and resume to Kelly Therieau Austine School for the Deaf 209 Austine Dr Brattleboro, VT 05301 or mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated April 18th) - 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Sign Language Interpreters Washington, DC rest of announcement at: http://deafdigest.com/washingtonjob/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Teacher Colorado rest of announcement at: http://deafdigest.com/coloradojob/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- HS ASL Teacher Austin, Texas rest of announcement at: http://deafdigest.com/austinjob/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Assistant Professor - ASL Program Santa Fe, NM rest of announcement at: http://deafdigest.com/santefejob/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- ASL instructor Holyoke, MA rest of announcement at: http://deafdigest.com/holyokejob/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Sign Language Interpreter Pajaro, CA rest of announcement at: http://deafdigest.com/pajarojob/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

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