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DeafDigest Blue – April 18, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - April 18, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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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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- 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)

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

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DISAPPOINTED IN A DEAF COMMUNITY
    A deaf leader retired from his job in one city and moved
to a new city. He made new friends with the deaf people
in the new city.
    This leader was very disappointed. 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)

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(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
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Cash prizes will be given to the best masks and costumes. Admission
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Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  You can purchase tickets on
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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:
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(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
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    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.

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(updated posting)

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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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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.      

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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

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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
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To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
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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
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In many  cases, the patient as well as the health care
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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

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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/

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The Captioning Blunder of the Week:

a Broad Why (Broadway) performer sang the National Anthem

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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.

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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)

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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)

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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 !

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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.

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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

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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 !

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   best in the nation.

* For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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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

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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

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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 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

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Sign Language Interpreters
Washington, DC

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

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Teacher
Colorado

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

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HS ASL Teacher
Austin, Texas

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

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Assistant Professor - ASL Program
Santa Fe, NM

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

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ASL instructor
Holyoke, MA

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

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Sign Language Interpreter
Pajaro, CA

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

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