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DeafDigest Blue – December 19, 2010

DeafDigest Blue – December 19, 2010

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

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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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– What the best newspaper stories are saying about the deaf?

Florida:
an interpreter said half of sign language is facial
expressions and body language

England:
Lloyd Coleman, a deaf teenager with musical skills, has
been invited to perform at the National Orchestra of Wales in 2012

– Very Hot News

A deaf message in the outer space has become a reality!

At the International Space Station, astronaut Tracy
Caldwell Dyson, answered in ASL, the questions from students
at Texas School for the Deaf.

Making all this possible was David Coco, of the TSD staff
and himself a former NASA intern with background in space
physics.

– Sunday December 12th

the Old Kentish Sign Language may become extinct some day.

What is the big deal? Well, the roots of the ASL that we
use, came from British’s Old Kentish Sign Language.

Why is it dying? Because the British Sign Language is
“killing” it off!

This issue was raised by the online linguistics journal Ethnologue, the Unesco Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger and the conservation biologist Professor William Sutherland, himself not deaf.

– Monday December 13th

Was famous comedian Leslie Nielsen a strong supporter of
deaf-related organizations? As we all know, this comedian
passed away last week.

According to an article that was written up recently,
it said he was a supporter of deaf-related groups.

With no disrespect whatsoever to this comedian who made
all of us laugh, DeafDigest is dubious of this claim
made by the writer of that article.

– Tuesday December 14th

Kayode Ogundana, a deaf man in Nigeria, has been appointed
by the Ekiti State government to oversee the needs of the
disabled, the deaf included, in the region.

– Wednesday December 15th

Jae Brown, who is deaf, was fired by Shasta
College, a community college in Redding, California.

Why was she fired? A student protested that she
was using an inappropriate gesture in the
class room.

Her supporters say that the gesture was appropriate,
but the college administration would not agree.

She will continue to teach until her contract runs out.

Her supporters are getting together for a big fight
to have her restored to the faculty.

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

The popular TV series – CSI – will feature deaf performers
Phyllis Frelich and Marlee Matlin in an episode on
February 3rd.

It has something to do with a murder case at the school
and it will find the Frelich and the Matlin characters
getting into heated arguments!

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RIT’s Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

High school students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can express themselves through art and win exciting prizes by entering Rochester Institute of Technology’s fifth annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students.

Ninth through 12th grade students may enter in several categories, including Web design, graphic media, film, 3-D animation, interactive media and photo illustration.

To qualify, students must submit the following by postal mail: an entry form, a 150 – 300 word descriptive essay about their work, and the artwork itself on CD or DVD.

Students may submit up to two entries in two different art categories.

Winners will receive cash prizes at an awards ceremony in the spring and have their winning work exhibited in the Dyer Arts Center on the RIT campus.

The deadline to register is January 15, 2011.

For an entry form or more information, visit http://www.rit.edu/NTID/Arts or call 585-475-7695 (voice/TTY.)

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HOW TO KILL A JOB INTERVIEW?
This is a true story. A national deaf organization
was advertising for a job as a receptionist/typist.
One hearing woman, ok with her ASL signs, demanded
a very high salary. It was almost equal to the
deaf organization CEO’s salary.
Of course, she did not get the job.

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

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

HUMOR OR AN INSULT
One TV commercial, in the past, showed an interpreter taking aspirin, explaining that it helps remove pain in the wrists.
Many interpreters suffer pain in the wrists
and arms for many years.
Is the TV commercial funny or an insult?
You decide!

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

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

THE DICKINSON CONFUSION
Way back in 1949, the Gallaudet football team
had two quarterbacks; the first quarterback was
Marvin Tuttle. The second quarterback was
Marvin Tuttle. Confusing? Yes, one Tuttle was
from Iowa and the other Tuttle was from
North Carolina.
And now this, Janet Dickinson is the director
of the Austine School for the Deaf in Vermont.
And Janet Dickinson is the director of the
New York School for the Deaf!

Said Austine’s Janet:
There actually are two of us, and ironically, I worked at Fanwood many years ago and grew up in the area.
I’ve been at Austine since the year 2000 and at New Jersey School for the Deaf before that

Said New York’s Janet:
Yes, isn’t it such a coincidence about there being two Janet Dickinson’s in similar positions in the Deaf Educational setting.

This confusion was caused by DeafDigest editor
thinking the Austine Janet left her position at
Austine to take over the reins at the New York
School for the Deaf.
Fortunately, the Austine Janet quickly corrected
the confused DeafDigest editor!

HIRING THE DEAF IN CONSTRUCTION TRADES
A deaf civil engineer lamented the fact that
not too many deaf people are hired to work in the
construction trades.
This is true, not just in USA but anywhere in
the world.
There is an exception – Macform Ltd, a small
construction company in Great Britain, already has
three deaf people in working for them.
Said the company spokesperson:

It is unusual in the construction industry to employ people with a hearing impairment because of the perceived health and safety issues. But with every new employee you have to undertake risk assessments and plan appropriately.

Perception that the deaf cannot do construction work
is what is hurting the chances of the deaf in that field.

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A MICHIGAN UPDATE
The legislature had to hold one more session, after the
official one ended – to fix the language in the bill that
would permit the state to sell the campus of Michigan
School for the Deaf.
The developer – Lurvey White Ventures LLC – would
then keep the school open with some construction thrown
in.
Would the developer keep his word? Funny stuff has happened
in the past everywhere.

A LATE-DEAFNESS FACT
According to the Department of Health and Human Services,
over 40 percent of senior citizens lose their hearing.
This would mean, according to DHHS, that over 28 million
Americans would be deaf by the year 2030.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

A comment like this –

I guess you learn a lot about the topic from interpreting the
professor’s lecture

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

One factor to keep in mind when you are working with CART providers
is that they have the ability to provide a transcript.  However, it
must be determined before an assignment if the CART provider will
provide a transcript and who would have access to that
transcript.

CART providers use the same skills and software that court reporters
use.  For most court reporters, the majority of their income comes
from transcript sales.  They charge a per-page fee for their
transcripts.  Their transcripts are required to be certified as
verbatim.

However, for CART providers, the main goal is to provide
communication access for the users or consumers of their services. 

They do not certify their transcripts as verbatim.

CART providers may or may not charge extra for a transcript.  It
depends on the policies of the CART provider.  In college or
university settings, many times transcripts are provided to the
students using the CART services. 

Some speakers will not allow a CART provider to produce a transcript
of an event because they believe that the information that is being
communicated is the work product of the person speaking.  For most
large events, CART providers cannot produce transcripts of those
events without the consent of the people speaking and hosting the
events.   A transcript should not be distributed without the
permission of the party who hired the CART provider.

SIRT3 IS SENIOR CITIZENS’ BEST FRIEND
If senior citizens do not want to become deaf, due to the
aging process, they need to have Sirt3.
Sirt3? According to research teams at University of
Florida and University of Wisconsin working together,
Sirt3 is a protein in the human body that blocks the dreaded
aging process that leads to deafness, among other things.
Their findings have been published in a recent edition of
the journal Cell.

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DEAF POLITICAL AWARENESS

Q. Why cannot we have deaf political workshops to help us
understand politics?

A. We did – on the Capitol Hill in 1978 and the results were
not too encouraging.

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introducing a new book

My Yesterdays
In A Changing World of the Deaf

by Mervin D. Garretson

A lifestory of a totally deaf educator and advocate about growing up
in an anti-sign world dominated by oralists and professional
audists.  Includes bits of deaf history, commentaries on ASL, deaf
culture, presidents of Gallaudet University, and other notable people
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For more details, go to http://www.DeafCruise.com/alaska and see our pre-land
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spirit! Why go there with only a short plan? Go for as many days as
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year, and for Alaska, it may be next 3 years or so, meaning take
advantage now and give yourself a full shot with as many days as you
can this time!

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For any question, please contact mailto:sales@deafcruise.com or VP 866-922-3090

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(updated posting)

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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
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To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
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What:  A national study for counselors who serve the Deaf funded by
AHRQ

Why: Counseling and behavioral health services for persons who
are Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing are scarce, and many
individuals are underserved. We hope to learn and share the results
with all who provide counseling services across the nation

If you are a counselor please take the time to complete the survey or
if you know counselors in your region who work with this population
please forward this survey to them at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5DYG2XF

The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. After completing
the survey, the respondent will receive a small token of appreciation
for their  time. If you want a paper copy instead to complete please
let us know.

The study is being conducted by Drs. Kim Mathos and Beth Nolan
address ( mailto:kkmathos@gmail.com )

Thank you very much for completing the survey or helping us to
identify appropriate providers. We very much appreciate your help!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The U.S. Department of Labor has made available
a database that relates to employment of the
disabled, the deaf included.

The database is at:
http://www.earnworks.com

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The Deaf and the Law:

Suppose you requested an interpreter or a CART at
the court, and was turned down, what to do?

The courts are supposed to have local ADA coordinators.

Ask the court clerk for the name and the number of their
ADA coordinator.

And most important of all, keep copies of your letters.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deaf people normally speak louder than hearing people, but
which is understandable since they cannot hear well enough to
control their speaking volume.  There is a twist in the case
of Michael Hill, a deaf student at University of Tennessee.
Michael is one of the finalists for the “America’s Loudest
College Football Fan” contest sponsored by Hall’s Cough
Medicines.
He is competing against 12 other vocally-endowed
fans for the national honor.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

A surprise visitor on the RIT campus few days ago was
President Bill Clinton.
Speaking of deaf students that attend classes at NTID
and RIT, Clinton said:

I think the fact that you have all these hearing-impaired
people here who are doing terrifically well at school and
are going to get jobs is a classic example of what America
can do. You’re basically saying that it’s wrong to waste
anybody’s brain power. It’s wrong to deny any one the chance
to live up to their full potential. And if you do it, your
country pays a price. If you have a chance to do public good
as private citizens, this school proves it.”

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that when a hearing person meets a deaf person
for the first time in his life, he makes this quick
assumption that deaf people’s intelligence is low?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

James Dibble, the legendary Australian TV newscaster,
passed away recently.

He received many honors during his 30-year career
in the TV industry.

He was especially proud of one honor – the one given
by the Better Hearing Australia for his “easy to read”
lips.

Maybe the deaf, in the past, would need to lipread
on TV because of no signed news or no captions. But
would this honor be obsolete if 24/7 captions are
available in Australia?

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

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DeafBook of the Week

Deafness

David Wright

personal account of deafness

1969

Stein & Day Publishers

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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position opening
Director, Public Safety
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Gallaudet University is looking for a Director of Public Safety to: direct the efficient and effective operation of the Department of Public Safety; maintain a safe and secure university and Clerc Center campus for residents and visitors; implement community policing and public relations initiatives, and educational and outreach public safety programs for students, staff, and visitors; develop training programs for all DPS personnel; manage the departmental budget; supervise or direct the supervision of all DPS managers or other supervisory personnel;  manage parking and traffic control, and student, faculty and staff identification; and manage all aspects of fire safety on campus.

Minimum requirements:  Bachelor’s degree and ten years experience in increasingly demanding management positions in complex institutions or in police or public safety field. (Master’s degree may be substituted for some of the experience.)  Familiarity with working in an educational setting and an understanding of student development.  Excellent customer relations skills.  Significant leadership, administrative, and budgetary experience.  Demonstrated ability to work effectively with disciplinary issues in a K-12 and university environment.  Valid driver’s license required. Sign language skills required at time of application.

Excellent benefits package including health, dental and life insurance, educational assistance, and annual/sick leave accrual.  Competitive salary range starting at $81K.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and Gallaudet University application to:
Gallaudet University, Human Resources Services, Job #10073, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002.

Faxes (202-651-5344) or emailed documents ( mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu ) are accepted.

We are EOE.

Deadline: 12/31/2010.

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Open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Position:       Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)

Definition:     
Residential Counselor will provide leadership to residential students
to develop, implement and monitor all residential activities, which
support residential students’ social, physical, intellectual,
communication and emotional development.

Requirements:   
BA/BS degree in Human Services or equivalent preferred. High School
diploma with 2 years of experience in residential setting or
supervisory level may be equivalent. Fluent in American Sign
Language. Ability to communicate and work effectively as part of a
team. Knowledge of issues and priorities important to the students’
needs in residential program preferred. Competency in Microsoft
Office software programs. Willingness to work a varied schedule. MA
Driver License must be secured and in good standings. Experience and
skill in developing, implementing and/or planning activities for
residential students.

– POSITION:                       Classroom Teacher, Walden School

DEFINITION:     
The classroom teacher is responsible for providing quality
educational service to Walden School students.  This includes
planning creative lessons and classes that satisfy IEP goals,
maintaining a classroom environment that fosters learning, and
implementing behavior or treatment plans as they apply to the
classroom setting.

REQUIREMENTS:           
Masters Degree in Education/Deaf Education
Massachusetts State Certification (or certification from a Reciprocal
state)
2 – 4 years teaching experience in an elementary or secondary
classroom
A second language fluency in ASL
Verbal and written communication skills are at sufficient level to
ensure effective communication
Expertise in child/adolescent mental health
Interpersonal skills developed to a level which will allow the smooth
cooperation at all levels within the agency

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be physically able to perform all duties of the job including
restraining assaultive students when necessary, pursuing running
students, and participating in sports and recreation activities with
students.  Job may also include prolonged standing, frequently
lifting up to 50 pounds, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping,
twisting, reaching above shoulder level as well as reacting quickly
to minimize escalating behavioral outbursts.

– Position:               Classroom Teacher

Definition:
Classroom teachers create, with the students, a community of learners
where students feel respected and honored. Teachers set instructional
objectives, design and prepare instruction and plan and implement
various supportive activities that meet age appropriate emotional,
physical and instructional needs of students. Teachers communicate
learning goals and high standards and expectations to students.
Teachers build positive relationships with parents and colleagues, in
order to enhance each student’s ability to learn effectively.

Requirements:   
– MA degree in Deaf Education preferred
– ASL fluency
– Written language competency
– Licensed or able to be licensed by Massachusetts DESE
– Ability to work effectively as part of an
educational team

– POSITION:            Child Care Worker – Day and Residential Residential

DEFINITION:     
Responsible for implementing treatment plans and for the direct care
and safety of the children residing at Walden School.

REQUIREMENTS:           
Training or degree in Human Service Field       
Understanding of mental health and children’s issues
1 to 2 years in direct child care experience
A second language fluency in ASL

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be physically able to perform all duties of the job including
restraining assaultive students when necessary, pursuing running
students, and participating in sports and recreation activities with
students.  Job may also include prolonged standing, frequently
lifting up to 50 pounds, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping,
twisting, reaching above shoulder level as well as reacting quickly
to minimize escalating behavioral outbursts.

– Position:               Wraparound Family Partner (Part-Time)

Definition:     
The Family Partner works in the community support Wraparound program,
a specialized agency within the statewide Child Behavioral Health
Initiative.  She/he is responsible for support and advocacy to
parents/caregivers, providing some direct services and helping
families identify strengths, needs and access to community resources.

Requirements:   
Experience as a caregiver of a youth with emotional or behavioral
health needs.  Bachelor’s degree in a human service field is
preferred but experience working with youth with Serious Emotional
Disturbance and their families can substitute. ASL skills and
bicultural competency are required. The Family Partner must be able
to work collaboratively with a team and possess effective
interpersonal and communication skills. Time flexibility and some
availability during evening/weekend hours are required as well as a
valid Massachusetts drivers’ license.

– Position:               Overnight Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)

Definition:     
Residential Counselor will provide surveillance over a group of
students in a residential setting just before, during and after
sleeping periods until the first class begins or staff coverage.
He/she may also monitor all residential activities, which support
their residential students’ social, physical, intellectual,
communication and emotional development.

Requirements:   
BA/BS degree in Human Services or equivalent preferred. High School
diploma with 2 years of experience in residential setting may be
equivalent. Fluent in American Sign Language. Ability to communicate
and work effectively as part of a team. Knowledge of issues and
priorities important to the students’ needs in residential program
preferred. Competency in Microsoft Office software programs.
Willingness to work a varied schedule. MA Driver License must be
secured and in good standing.

– Position:       Educational Audiologist

Definition:     
Provide comprehensive audiological services to TLC students at the
Framingham and Randolph campuses.

Requirements:   
A degree in audiology (Masters, AuD), experience as a pediatric
audiologist and licensure from the Board of Registration of
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. CCC-A is preferred.

Prior experience with Deaf and hard of hearing children is preferred.
American Sign Language (ASL) knowledge or a willingness to improve
skills.

For ALL Positions:
Please visit our website http://(www.tlcdeaf.org for more information.

If interested in applying please send resume to:

Cristin Houlihan
Personnel Assistant
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

508-879-5110 ext. 306
508-875-3355 (fax)
http://www.tlcdeaf.org (apply online)
mailto:cristin_houlihan@tlcdeaf.org

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Program Assistant/Interpreter & Quality Management Assistant – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield

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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seeking individuals
Residential Care
Tucson Residence Foundation
Tucson, Arizona

T.R.F. is seeking individuals for Full-time & Part-time positions providing direct care to individuals with developmental & hearing disabilities. American Sign Language knowledge preferred but not required. Must be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma/ GED. Evening & weekend hours avail. EOE.

Starting wage – $8.50 – $8.76/hr

Paid training for new employees

Benefits at 90 days

Apply at: Tucson Residence Foundation 115 S. Sherwood Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ

Mon. – Fri.  8:30a – 4:30p e-mail: mailto:c_winkler@qwestoffice.net

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POTHOS Inc employment posting
email resumes to: mailto:chiefbrink@pothos.us
One Position in Northern CA

Position title: California Relay Service Outreach Coordinator

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:

– Prior work experience with the user communities that can benefit from relay services
– Deaf – Senior – Hard of Hearing

– Excellent presentation 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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