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DeafDigest Blue – January 23, 2011

DeafDigest Blue – January 23, 2011

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearingchat/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/badpsychology/

This week’s ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafnetworknews/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/knownothingauthor/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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“Express yourself” as part of Sorenson Communications second annual “Express Yourself” Video Contest! Sorenson is encouraging the creation of videos that contain sign language, are deaf-related or contain representations of deaf culture.

There are three categories for entrants:
*       Youth (under 18 years of age)
*       General (18 years of age and older)
*       Employees of Sorenson Communications

The winner of the Youth category will receive $1,000. Winners of the other
two categories will receive $1,500 each. Deadline for submissions is April
1, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.sorensonvrs.com/express

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devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
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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.

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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 two deaf artists that
departed us.

The first one was Morris Broderson. The second one was
Bruce Norton

Both artists were outstanding and enjoyed great careers
in this field.

- What the best stories are saying about the deaf?

The Deafness Foundation of Pakistan has been telling
the public that people with hearing loss should not
see quacks that promise instant cure to deafness

A new pro soccer stadium across the street from
Gallaudet University? The DC United professional
soccer team that plays in the Major League Soccer
league, has been looking for a new stadium.
There are two sites in Washington, DC that has been
proposed as sites for the new stadium. One of the
sites is located in the Capital City Market,
which is across the street from Gallaudet University!

- Very Hot News

We have often read all about these freeze flash mob
performances. But not about a deaf freeze flash mob
performance – until a group of students from Iowa
School for the Deaf pulled off this feat in a
Council Bluffs supermarket.

School superintendent Jeanne Prickett said it
was excellent.

School outreach coordinator Cynthia Angeroth said:

This was a perfect public performance event for our students, who have been studying drama. They could easily
entertain the community without communication barriers. They practiced a month in advance, holding various poses
for five minutes so they could find which ones would really work at the performance. Shoppers smiled- they weren’t
quite sure what was going on, but suspected something was different with all the television cameras parading down
the aisles! Most of our students didn’t even blink. They were pros! Various poses were taken in the produce, bakery and food aisles- such as stopping by a cart, hugging, reaching for food, comparing nutrition labels, reading a store circular and more. Each pose was unique and steady.

Many pictures were taken. One such picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/iowafreezeflashmob/

the student, with eyeglasses, pretending to study the
food prices, is Jenna Helms; the other student wearing
orange shirt is Carmita Wilson, who was “wondering”
which bakery item to take

- Another hot news

Effective June 30th, Lori Dunsmore will leave her position
as the director of Rhode Island School for the Deaf.
In a newspaper story, she refused to explain why she
is leaving.

- Sunday January 16th

The Pan South African Language Board is thinking of filing
a legal action against Central University of Technology
in South Africa. This university has not provided sign
language interpreters for a deaf student that was
accepted for admission.

- Monday January 17th

A TV reporter in Indianapolis remembers the MLK Day
few years ago. Indiana School for the Deaf had a basketball game with an opposing high school team.
The deaf team had no chance of winning the game
but to the surprise of the fans, almost won the game.
The deaf team was led by Derrick Brye, the team’s
only black player. So impressed by Brye’s play, the
opposing players went over to him at the end of
the game to personally congratulate him for his
great efforts. The reporter said it was the
magical MLK moment.

- Tuesday January 18th

Buddy Group Hotels & Resorts, a hotel chain in Thailand,
has solicited by the hotel staff at one of its hotels.
The funds will go to the Foundation of the Deaf which
will help with the needs of deaf children in the nation.

- Wednesday January 19th

Are we to be identified as the “deaf person” or should
we be identified as a “person that is deaf”?

This is the issue the Windsor Star newspaper, in Canada,
has brought up. This newspaper feels we should be
identified always as “a person that is deaf”!

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

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A movie house in Knoxville has come up with an experiment –
to test the 3D and the captions at the same time. This
request was made by Sony. The movies are free but the participants must fill out a survey.

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National Writing Contest for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Students

Deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students in 10th and 11th grade can enter the fifth annual RIT SpiRIT Writing Contest, and compete for prizes, including a summer camp scholarship.

Winners will have their choice of a scholarship and travel expenses to the Explore Your Future program at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, or a $500 cash prize. EYF is a six-day summer career exploration program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students that gives them the opportunity to sample different careers as well as college life.

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

The deadline to enter is March 15, 2011, and an awards program will be held at RIT in the summer.

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

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DEAF AGENCY DIRECTORS
Almost every city has a deaf service agency. Some
deaf service agency directors are hearing; some
deaf service agency directors are deaf.
Makes no difference if the director is hearing or
deaf.
What surprises DeafDigest is that some directors
“know nothing” about national deaf news that are
hot. They know a lot about home town deaf news that
are hot, but not about national hot deaf news.
It is important that all directors keep up
with national hot deaf news because it may
affect their own home town deaf programs.

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

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

FAMOUS HEARING AUTHOR OF DEAF BOOKS
Few years ago DeafDigest editor was introduced
to a famous hearing man who wrote a few deaf books
(psychology, sociology, Deaf Culture, etc.
He and the famous author sat down for a meal,
and both were chatting with each other.
It was a big shock to DeafDigest editor that
the famous author knew very little about the
deaf. The material for his books was based
on heavy research, but he could not answer
simple questions about deafness in general!
That famous author is still traveling in
USA and giving talks about deafness.
DeafDigest editor does not want to tell
you that person’s name!

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

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

KNOWING THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HEARING AIDS
Do hearing aid users know these different types
of hearing aids?
Well, there are five different types, as follows:

- Behind the Ear
- On the Ear
- in the canal
- completely in the canal
- invisible

Next hearing aid type, please!

A RARE DEAFNESS DISORDER
There was a newspaper story this week of a woman with
this rare deafness disorder – bilateral endolymphatic hydrops.
It is so rare that an educator of the deaf never heard of it
when discussing this topic with DeafDigest editor.
This disorder means deafness is like an on and off
switch. One moment you are deaf, the next moment
you are hearing.
DeafDigest editor knows of one person with this
disorder. He graduated from a deaf school and
Gallaudet University, yet when one observes him
there is no hint of his hearing loss. It is only
on “bad days” that he is deaf like many of us.

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HYPOCRISY IN MARYLAND
Way back in the early twenties, Austin Baughman,
not deaf, coached a strong baseball team in Frederick,
Maryland.
At that time, Maryland School for the Deaf had a
baseball team. There were several good players on the
deaf team that Baughman wanted for his own team.
Several deaf players played for Baughman while also
playing for the deaf team.
The school officials then felt that the deaf players
should stay with the deaf team and not jump to the
hearing team.
Baughman was very upset about the decision made by
the school officials.
What about it? The deaf people were not permitted
to drive in the state of Maryland.
Deaf people good enough to play baseball but not
good enough to drive cars?
Yes, according to Baughman, whom in his real job
was the commissioner of the state Department of
Motor Vehicles!
The deaf Marylanders felt the consequences of
Baughman’s wrath – for they had to get permission
from the school superintendent to get driver’s licenses!
This rule continued until 1950.

THE RIGHT AND THE WRONG WAY TO SIGN
A sign language group wanted to make sure that sign language
beginners sign the right way and not the wrong way.
We all know that those that use wrong sign language for some
words may result in laughter and embarrassment.
DeafDigest is not talking about ASL signs, but of the
Quapaw Native American tribe!
A newspaper ran a piece on the Quataw sign language and the
need to use the signs the right way.
No difference – we, the deaf, and the Quataw tribe members
are sensitive to signs used the wrong way.

WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE?

being asked:

Do I speak directly to you or to your deaf client?

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

COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series

Some people have asked if captioners are ever asked  to cover
assignments at the last minute, with little or no time
to prepare.

The answer to that is, yes, it happens because of illness,
equipment failure, emergency news coverage, and many other
reasons. 

Hopefully, the captioner will have some familiarity with the
assignment because he or she captioned a similar or related
assignment before.

When 9/11 happened, captioners were captioning across the country
“by the seat of their pants.”  Many had never encountered “al-Qaeda”
or many other related terms in their work before.  Also, many
brand-new, in-training captioners were thrown on the air at that
time because of the round-the-clock news coverage.  The experienced
captioners just couldn’t keep going 24 hours a day.

Last year, we have seen expanded news coverage and special programs
related to the tragic earthquake in Haiti, and captioners have had
to step in to cover those assignments.  

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A MOVIE PLOT: EX-DEAF?
Solarbabies was a science fiction movie made in 1986. The plot
revolved around a deaf teenager that entered a cave and found a
crystal ball. Upon touching it, he became a hearing person. He ran out of the cave shouting “I can hear.”
What was wrong with this plot was that the deafness of this
teenager was never mentioned at all right up to the moment
he touched the crystal ball.
Yes, script writers twist things all around.

DEAF POLITICAL AWARENESS

Q. Why cannot we have a Deaf Town where all of our political
leaders are deaf?

A. There were two efforts to establish a Deaf Town, one in
Georgia in the 19th century and one in South Dakota most
recently. Both failed to take off.

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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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- flash – latest announcement on Alaska Wilderness Vacation cruise

“Alaska Wilderness Vacation” Cruise-tour May 27 – June 11, 2011 Great
8 days of land tour (May 27-June 4) plus 7 additional cruising days
(June 4-11) for a full 15 days of explorations is already SOLD OUT
except only for one more left for a non-smoking male to room with another
male.  After the land tour, we offer a separate 7 days cruise from
near Anchorage, AK to Vancouver, BC which still has plentiful rooms
left.

For more details, go to http://www.DeafCruise.com/alaska and see our pre-land
tour and post cruise tour for you to experience your extra pioneering
spirit! Why go there with only a short plan? Go for as many days as
you can until few years later which we will offer it again. It will
not be biennial since we are now offering more world-wide tours each
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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“Hawaii’s Independence Day Week” Cruise July 2-9, 2011

– HISTORICALLY MOST POPULAR! — 3rd Anniversary “Deaf Cruise Hawaii 2011.”  Escape now to visit 4-Islands, include seeing famous Pearl Harbor, Pineapple, Hawaii dancers, surf, and much more!  You will love it!  NCL made a special offer for 50% less deposit with only $125 per person instead of $250 to reserve. Pre and Post Cruise excursions available.  For more detail, www.DeafCruise.com/hawaii.

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– BEST COST-EFFECTIVE DEAL! –  Great for families and singles, get on a brand new ship, NCL EPIC, one of the largest freestyle cruise ever built. Incredible and true, your lowest room rate starts at $809 per person for this 7-days Eastern Caribbean trip!  Another Bonus from NCL with 50% less deposit with only $125 per person instead of $250 to reserve.  Check us out at www.DeafCruise.com/caribbean for more detail.

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– WORLD’S ALL DEAF CRUISE! –  Prior Deaflympic (July 31-Aug 13) in Greece, we offer FABULOUS opportunity for “All Deaf Cruise” event in which we partner with Miss Deaf International!  All girls will have various contests for all to see on board throughout the trip.  One great low price, no extra cost for MDI!  We start from Italy, ends at Greece with 5 countries in between.  For more exciting one-time event’s detail, check out www.DeafWorldCruise.com.  New www.DeafWorldCruiseMDI.com will be added soon for all countries’ key leaders, chaperones, and friends to sign up and support MDI and our cruise’s event.

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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
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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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

After its hearing in San Francisco, the U.S. Justice Department
is now reviewing all comments at other previous hearings
to come up with suggested changes to the ADA regs.

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The Deaf and the Law:

- location

Minnesota

- case

A Fortune 500 corporation would not hire a
deaf person for a job as a fork lift operator
because of his deafness

- result

with two attorneys working on his side, the
deaf person won the case and was hired for
this job

- comment

is there a difference between driving a car,
riding a horse, racing a car, piloting an
airplane …..and operating a fork lift?

For the deaf person, no. All he needs is a
set of eyes and to be careful.

And many hearing people, those that can hear,
are often not careful!

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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Deja vu in Detroit! In an effort to train police officers to be
sensitive to the needs of the deaf the city Police department
selected a social service agency that has no deaf employees
and no deaf members on the board for this task. This comes
on the heels of the tragic shooting of Errol Shaw last year.
Needless to say the deaf community is very upset.

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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

The royalty of Norway has now become picky when
selecting beneficiaries on their patronage list.
The fat in the royalty list has been pared down,
practically to the bone.
And fortunately for the deaf, Princess
Martha-Louise, one of the members in the royalty,
has not cut out the deaf from her royalty list.
Thank you, Princess Martha-Louise.

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Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

When there is a commotion in the hearing workplace,
the deaf employee is left out of the loop – yet it is
the deaf person that knows the reason for the commotion.
A certain file is missing. The deaf employee has that
file because he was working on it. The hearing employees
run around in circles asking for that file – but without
asking the deaf employee if he had that file.

Always happens. Why?

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A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

just now we had a short meeting and as usual, I had no clue what’s up.

afterwards, I asked someone what that was about; he said “no heat tomorrow”

I read him as “don’t eat tomorrow”

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

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DeafBook of the Week

An English Dictionary of Basic Japanese Signs

by Japanese Federation of the Deaf

1991

yes, this book may be obsolete because it was
published 20 years ago – signs for email, for
the internet, for the video, etc, etc are all
missing in the book

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 available
Director of Human Resources
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

REPORTS TO:        Executive Director

BASIC FUNCTION:        T
to manage and direct all Human Resource functions

Position:  Human Resources Director
The Human Resources Director guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire school.

The major areas directed are:
- recruiting and staffing;
- employment and compliance to regulatory concerns;
- employee orientation, development, and training;
- policy development and documentation;
- employee relations;
- compensation and benefits administration;
- employee safety, welfare, wellness and health;
- employee services and counseling

The Human Resources Director originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.
The Human Resources Director coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs through Human Resources staff; reports to the CEO and serves on the executive management team; and assists and advises administrators about Human Resources issues.

Employees in this position are considered confidential.

JOB DUTIES
- Maintaining the utmost confidentiality in dealing with employee records and business information.

- Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, parents, and all members of the general public.

- Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Human Resources Department, including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee benefits, training, payroll, labor relations, affirmative action, and risk management.

- Applies professional knowledge and personal judgment to a variety of technical personnel and managerial problems and issues.

- Responsible for conducting wage surveys within labor markets to determine competitive wage rates. Analyzes wage and salary reports and data to determine competitive compensation plan.

- Responsible for records of personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations.

- Explains Human Resources policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.

- Keeps records of hired employee characteristics for governmental reporting purposes.

- Represents management in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, mediation, and arbitration proceedings.

- Drafts proposed contract language; assembles negotiated contracts.

- Oversees employee benefit program, including the group health insurance and life insurance plans, flexible spending and dependent care programs, 403B plans, COBRA, HIPPA, and FMLA.

- Analyzes existing benefit policies of organization and prevailing practices among similar organizations to establish competitive benefits programs. Plans modification of existing benefits programs. Recommends benefit plan changes to management. Notifies employees of changes in benefits programs.

- Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of human resource management.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: May sit on boards or committees to represent the School’s interests.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bachelor’s degree in public, personnel or business administration, or related field, and/or five years experience in personnel administration including three years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.  (Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.)

2. Considerable knowledge of modern policies and practices of public personnel administration; thorough knowledge of employee classification, compensation and benefits, recruitment, selection, and training.

3. Fluency in American Sign Language

TO APPLY:
- Contact the Human Resources Department at 914-949-7310 Extension 213
- Mail  application (available at www.nysd.net),  cover letter and resume to the New York School for the Deaf, 555 Knollwood Rd. White Plains, NY 10603 or email to arice@nysd.net
- FAX cover letter and resume to 914-949-2331.

All resumes will be treated confidentially

New York School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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position opening
Teacher, Classroom (Early Childhood Development)
New York School for the Deaf
White Plains, NY

REPORTS TO: Principal

MAJOR DUTIES:
- Based upon the evaluations of pre-schoolers, develop plans and
objectives for instruction.
- Work closely with parents and children in the home-to-school transition.
- Develop an I.E.P. for each child.
- Design lesson plans and develop individualized instructional materials.
- Develop communication skills with parents to foster a continuum of the
use of skills from school to home.
- Delegate duties to teacher assistant and oversee these duties
- Work as a team with other Pre-K faculty and support services personnel.
- Understanding of child development and best practices for application to
the classroom.
- Develop and maintain a communication book between home and school.
- Work closely with the speech teachers for carry-over of skills and focus.
- Maintain an open and flexible posture in order to adopt new ideas and
make changes when needed.
- Attend evening parent meetings.
- Complete report cards and all other evaluative reports in a timely manner.
- Maintain a plan book.
- Attend professional workshops, conventions and conferences to keep
abreast of new and developing ideas for improving the instruction of
hearing impaired.
- All other duties assigned by your supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- NYS certification in Early Childhood and Deaf Education required.
- Fluency in ASL
- Minimum of three years teaching experience preferred.
- Knowledge and experience working with pre-school children preferred

TO APPLY:
- Contact the Human Resources Department at 914-949-7310 Extension
213
- Mail  application (available at www.nysd.net),  cover letter and
resume to the New York School for the Deaf, 555 Knollwood Rd. White
Plains, NY 10603 or email to arice@nysd.net
- FAX cover letter and resume to 914-949-2331.

All resumes will be treated confidentially

New York School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY POSITIONS
Washington, DC

Positions contingent on funding

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

TENURE-TRACK OR PRE-TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a Ph.D./terminal degree in their field.  Applicants without a terminal degree may be granted up to three years in a pre-tenure track position to work toward such terminal degree prior to being awarded a tenure-track position.

The following departments are accepting applications for one or more faculty positions:

- Department of ASL and Deaf Studies
- Department of Education
- Department of Hearing, Speech & Language Sciences
- Department of Psychology

For detailed job descriptions, specifications and information on application procedures, go to: http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml

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position opening
Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

PC#: 0211 IRC42856

and

position opening
Job Title/Rank: Instructional/Support Faculty
Rochester Institute of Technology,
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

PC#: 0375 IRC42875

for job descriptions and application procedures, click on:
http://deafdigest.com/ntidaslfacultyjobs/

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Open positions
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)
Classroom Teacher, Walden School
Classroom Teacher
Child Care Worker – Day and Residential Wraparound Family Partner (Part-Time)
Overnight Residential Counselor (Female Dorm)
Educational Audiologist

For all of above positions, for descriptions & application procedures, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/tlcjobs/

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- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  EDD Program Manager – Location to be determined
*  Placement Coordinator – Pacoima
*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield
*  Program Assistant – Los Angeles

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 Manager
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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position opening
Director, Public Safety
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

for descriptions & application
procedures, go to:

http://deafdigest.com/publicsafety/

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other deaf-related jobs
http://deafdigest.com/jobs/

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