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DeafDigest Blue – July 25, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - July 25, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com/ and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Last week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-hearingcommunications/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfectscore/ This week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazyinterview/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/appearance/ (please click on the arrow to start the video) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- New Clarity Alertmaster Visual Alert System - Preorder Now! The new REDESIGNED Clarity Alertmaster Notification system is coming in September. Harris Communications showcased the new system at DeafNation World Expo and is offering you the opportunity to be one of the first to purchase it. Preorder now and receive a 10% discount and FREE ground shipping!* The new AL10 Visual Alert System (CL-AL10) takes the place of the AM6000. Retail $179.95. Monitor phone calls, alarm clock, doorbell, smoke detector, motion sensor or ambient sounds. (Additional transmitters will need to be purchased to use the motion detector, audio alarm, and smoke detector features.) Large 3.5" clock display. System includes doorbell and bed shaker. The new AL11 Visual Alert System (CL-AL11) takes the place of the AM100. Retail $79.95. Monitor doorbell, door knocks and telephone calls from anywhere in your home. Includes a wireless doorbell. The new AL12 Visual Alert System (CL-AL12) takes the place of the AMRX2. Retail $59.95. Expand your AL10 and AL11 system by using one or more AL12 remote receivers. The AlertMaster Visual Alert systems are easy-to-use with large, brightly lit visual alert indicators. Connect a lamp for added notification. All Clarity AlertMaster units are 100% compatible with your existing Ameriphone AlertMaster product. *Sale ends September 7, 2010. For more information on the new system, go to: http://bit.ly/harriscomm_ddb072510 or contact us at: mailto:info@harriscomm.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * DeafDigest is an independent weekly national on-line newsletter emailed free to anyone interested in the deaf * On subscription matters, click on above web site and click on subscribe * DeafDigest is subsidized by paid ads and by paid announcements The employment ads are located in the rear of this newsletter * The DeafDigest thanks all advertisers for making it free for all * Only DeafDigest subscribers could subscribe to DeafDigest Sports -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email: mailto:barry@deafdigest.com sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always anonymous ..... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions that come from using instant messaging programs! 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The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical devices. 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. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: Deaf Briton changing careers in bad economy http://deafdigest.com/karendent/ A deaf student at his first summer job at a swimming pool http://deafdigest.com/sandymarwick/ - Very Hot News The audience at the International Congress on the Education of the Deaf meeting last week at Vancouver, BC agreed to the statement, crafted by the conference organizing committee and the BC Deaf Community. The statement was to reject the infamous 1880 Milan resolution that "banned" sign language as mode of instruction in classrooms all over the world. And to acknowledge, with regret, on how bad the resolution was, and to ask all nations to respect all forms of communications. Apology was not mentioned in the statement. Yet, elated deaf groups have been using this statement as an apology. Oh, by the way, the resolution should have never been made in the first place, years ago in 1880. - Sunday July 18th Within the Pathological, Audiological, and Medical professionals that work with the deaf, there was a conference many of us did not know about. It was the Coalition for Global Hearing Health that took place recently in Washington, DC. Yes, they addressed deafness issues only from their respective professional points of view. - Monday July 19th Deaf Hate crime in Washington, DC? Someone issued flyers a the D.C. Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Unit that bashed deaf people. The police department is investigating. - Tuesday July 20th As a way to observe the 20th anniversary of the ADA, the White House had a demonstration of the Captioned Radio, developed by the National Public Radio. The Captioned Radio concept was nothing new; the Philadelphia area Deaf Community had its own Captioned Radio network in the late seventies and eighties, funded by the federal government. When funding dried out, the use of Captioned Radio stopped. - Wednesday July 21st Is it possible for hearing aid users to catch conversation in a noisy environment? A British hearing aid manufacturer is working on a prototype to make this possible. (Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition) ..... Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: How to deal with special needs deaf individuals during acts of emergency? The Federal Emergency Management Agency officials met with the National Council on Independent Living officials to address this issue. ...... Deaf-REACH Annual Crab Feast Fundraiser All you can eat! 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The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business: LifeLinks - No Wait VRS Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her language in English and to have their IP address available. Visit us online at http://www.lifelinks.net Fast, Reliable, Personal ............................................................... ............................................................... HEARING NEWSCAST VS DEAF VIDEOS We watch news programs on TV; these newscasters dress very well. They stand up very professionally; same as if they sit behind a table. They are very impressive with their appearances. It is different with deaf videos. Some of these deaf people dress sloppy, and show poor body position in front of the cam. Plus some of them show poor facial expressions. Why? - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/appearance/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ............................................................... Below Market Rate Housing for Adults 55 and older - Fremont Oak Gardens A picture of this apartment community is at: http://deafdigest.com/fremontoakgardens/ Live in this BEAUTIFUL, newer, BELOW MARKET RATE apartment community for adults that want to have fun and enjoy life. One Bedroom Apartment (Approximately 550 sq ft) available Conveniently located at 2681 Driscoll Rd, Fremont CA 94539 - Below Market Rate housing for seniors age of 55 or older - Extensive design features for deaf & hard of hearing - Bus stop 50 ft from complex & future Bart expansion - Coin-Operated laundry facility - Free high-speed internet computer lab with video cameras - Full kitchen with modern appliances - Professional management with ongoing onsite & offsite services & programs - Indoor/Outdoor Community areas - Community Gardens - Conveniently located to shopping and entertainment areas - Minutes away from Fremont Senior Center, Lake Elizabeth, Mission District Historic Area etc. - Controlled access - Small pets are welcome! To QUALIFY for an apartment at Fremont Oak Gardens, applicants must be 55 years of age or older & meet income guidelines (Min Income: 1 1/2 times the rent). Monthly Rent: $925.00. Section 8 welcome! APPLICATIONS for apartments at Fremont Oak Gardens are available Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm at: Fremont Oak Gardens 2681 Driscoll Rd Fremont, CA 94539 VP 1866 774 7140 Satellite Housing 1521 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94703 Or download at: http://satellitehousing.org/pages/Building%20Applications/fogapplication.pdf For more information, please call: 510.490.4013 ............................................................... A 3-WAY JOB INTERVIEW What is a 3-way job interview? Few years before ADA became law, a deaf man came up for a job interview. There were no notes during the interview. Two human resources (HR) people interviewed the deaf man. The first HR man had lips that were impossible to read. The second HR man was easy to read with his lips. But, that first HR man could understand the deaf speech. The second HR man could not understand deaf speech. As a result, the interview went 3-way in a circle. Sad to say, the deaf person did not get the job. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazyinterview/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A LAWSUIT: GALLAUDET VS BELL ! According to historians, Edward Miner Gallaudet and Alexander Graham Bell pretty much did not like each other. This is understandable. Bell advocated oral education whereas Gallaudet supported ASL. There was a patent infringement lawsuit going on in the late 19th century - Western Telephone Construction Company sued Bell Telephone Company. On one side was Alexander Graham Bell's phone Company, the Bell Telephone Company. On the other side was the Western Telephone Construction Company. Part of the law team representing the Western Telephone Construction Company was Joseph G. Parkinson. Not only he was deaf but was a Gallaudet graduate, class of 1869! Bell won the lawsuit. To get more information in depth, go to: http://deafdigest.com/parkinson/ A warning, it is in legalese. DEAF-OWNED BUSINESSES, USA AND EUROPE In USA, we have a good number of deaf-owned businesses, both full time and part time. What about Europe? DeafDigest editor does not know of too many deaf-owned businesses. A big exception is Hotel Hassler in Rome, owned by Roberto Wirth. There are much more restrictions in Europe, for anyone, deaf or hearing, that want to open a business. It is much easier in USA to start a business. This may be the reason why many deaf Europeans are not encouraged to start their own businesses. ...................................................... ............................................................... 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ECONOMY IMPACTING ON THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF-BLIND For years the American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) has maintained its own headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. Not any more. The headquarters staff were laid off. Now holding down the fort is Randy Pope. DeafDigest hopes AADB will get its headquarters back some day real soon. NASA WAS WRONG ABOUT ITS ASL MESSAGE FROM SPACE DeafDigest editor received email from NASA saying that astronaut Caldwell Dyson was the first one to sign ASL from space. This event took place this week. NASA was wrong. Way back on January 22, 1992, on the Discovery mission, astronaut Bill Readdy signed ASL from space, and it was videotaped and shown on Deaf Mosaic. Doing the honors of teaching Readdy ASL was Texas VR counselor Jack Clifton. This is another example of "it is the first" or "it is the only" syndrome being foisted on the Deaf Community. WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? being asked: are you worried that computers will make your job obsolete? if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series The fingering of a stenocaptioner needs to be very precise. For example, the ring finger of the left hand can depress the T key on the top row or "bank" of keys or the K key on the bottom row of keys. If the captioner depresses both of those keys at the same time by hitting the crack between the two keys, the letters T and K will both appear, and when those two keys are combined together, they become a D in steno. Since many steno writers start off as court reporters, they learn short forms for many legal terms. A common way to write the word "testimony" in steno is TEFT. Another common word for court reporters is "defendant." A common way to write that word in steno is TKEFT, which is seen by a steno writer as DEFT. Even though the words "testimony" and "defendant" do not sound at all alike, you may see mistakes like these by captioners or court reporters: "The testimony is sitting at the counsel table with his attorneys." "He was sworn, and he gave his defendant in a straightforward manner." As you can probably tell, these should read as follows: "The defendant is sitting at the counsel table with his attorneys." "He was sworn, and he gave his testimony in a straightforward manner." TIMES HAVE CHANGED FOR INTERPRETERS Years ago, the most important piece of material for sign language interpreters was a map tacked on the wall of the metro area. Interpreters, getting an assignment in an unfamiliar area, would locate the address on the map and go from there. Times have changed. The GPS is the most important piece of equipment for these interpreters. ............................................................... ............................................................... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday ............................................................... ............................................................... I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD....... consider themselves the same as hearing impaired not really; hearing impaired is a broad definition, which includes profoundly deaf, severely deaf, moderately deaf and mildly deaf. And there are deaf people that function as deaf whereas there are deaf people that function as hearing. Too hairsplitting. 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 ............................................................... ............................................................... Hot DeafNews boring, but important! Another gene mutation deafness-causing discovery has been reported, this time by researchers at University of Michigan. They are saying the mutation, named DIAPH3, causes some kind of deafness. This finding was recently shared with the National Academy of Sciences. .... The Deaf and the Law: A deaf man, with an exaggerated sense of entitlement, asked the court to grant him leniency for his series of petty crimes. He said: I am single, a simple farmer and am deaf. The judge said no and sent him to prison. This took place in an African nation. ..... The Captioning Blunder of the Week: he played supports (sports) in high school ... News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Honors continue to come Bob Davila's way. At the International Congress on Education of the Deaf, Sydney, Australia with over 1,000 educators in audience, Bob delivered the opening keynote address. This NTID director was the only deaf plenary speaker in a group of ten such speakers. He spoke on "Reviewing the Past, Assessing the Present and Projecting the Future." Upon coming home, Bob was voted in as vice chairperson of the board of directors of the Hillside Children's Center, a program for children and families in need of professional counseling. (editor's note: much have changed in 10 years; Davila later became Gallaudet president; ICED just issued a statement rejecting the infamous 1880 Milan Convention that "banned" sign language in classrooms) ..... News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dick Sipek who departed us last week. Many people know of Dummy Hoy and Curtis Pride and even of Dummy Taylor. But how many people would realize that Dick played one season for Cincinnati Reds during World War II years? There are many Dick Sipek stories, all of them feel-good, a testimony to one of the most beloved deaf individuals in the state of Illinois. ... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: Pretty much a hot conversational topic in many deaf groups all week was the ICED rejection of the infamous 1880 Milan resolution that "banned" sign language in classrooms. Many, many, many orally-educated deaf children grew up to become ASL signers during these years of sign language oppression. They learned their signs behind the teachers' backs and at "underground" sites away from the prying eyes of anti-ASL teachers. So, was the infamous 1880 Milan resolution rendered moot the first day it "became" effective? Yes, DeafDigest thinks so, because those that wanted to sign, did, whereas those that did not want to sign, didn't. Edict and personal preference are two different things. ..... A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? If you are shopping for food within Washington, DC city limits, you need to lipread the check out cashier. The cashier will ask: do you want a plastic bag? If you say no, you save 5 cents. If you say yes, you pay 5 cents per bag. Not a big deal, except that if your mind wanders while paying for your food, the check out cashier will be puzzled why you did not respond with a yes or a no answer, and the line behind you gets longer and gets more impatient. A hearing mind can wander but his ears do not wander! (DC enacted a new plastic bag law, forcing deaf shoppers to be ready with a quick yes or no response - hence the need to lipread for the cashier's customary question) if you have lipreading tales, please share these with mailto:barry@deafdigest.com ...... A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: your state VR agency offers paid time off in exchange for attending a volunteer event...during work hours. ...... DeafBook of the Week The Silent Garden "raising your deaf child" Paul W. Ogden Gallaudet University Press 1996 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening LVN Nursing Job Available (Must know ASL) Maxim Healthcare Services Pleasant Hill, CA In-home care position available in Pleasant Hill, CA, just 15 minutes outside Oakland/Berkeley. The patient is an 8 year old male with CHARGE syndrome. He is deaf, blind in one eye, had 2 heart repairs, has acid reflux, takes growth hormone injections, asthma, ADHD and other behavioral issues, solitary kidney, absence of semi-circular canals. Signs wonderfully, cheerful and funny attitude, gregarious and determined, curious and loving. Hours: Summer and school holidays F/T M-F 8-4 School year P/T 230-530 and other hrs to be negotiated for approx 25 hrs If interested...housing available in a home (large home, bed/bath/TV room/pool/computer room, etc) This would be negotiated separately. Position available through Maxim Healthcare Services out of Concord, CA. Please contact Jeremy or Angelo if interested at (925) 356-0344. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Employment vacancies Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, Wilson, NC - Business Officer (08/05/2010 closing date) - Residential Life Trainer (08/05/2010 date) - School Educator I - 2 positions (closing date 07/29/2010) to click on any of above positions, go to: http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421 contact person: mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Assistant Program Coordinator, Deaf/ASL Education/Vision and Orientation & Mobility Department Monroe #1 BOCES Monroe county (Rochester area), New York LOCATION OF POSITION: Monroe #1 BOCES, Building 9 TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, 12 month, Probationary STARTING DATE: On or about August 9, 2010 DUTIES: 1. Provide general support to the Deaf/ASL Education/Vision and Orientation & Mobility Department. - Work with other leadership staff in the department to maintain quality support services. - Communicate with school districts with regard to service needs. - Help oversee the substitute process to ensure coverage is provided as effectively as possible. - Represent the department in BOCES-wide initiatives as needed. 2. Provide leadership and share supervision of the entire Deaf/ASL Education/Vision and Orientation & Mobility Department staff at their work sites. - Provide supervision, observations, and evaluation of staff. - Recruit, interview, assign and train new employees. - Assist staff with problem solving. - Provide on-going staff support and staff development. - Help to maintain a substitute pool. - Help to identify areas of need and implement change. 3. Utilize fiscal responsibility in overseeing one or more budget areas. Ensure staff has the necessary materials and resources to successfully provide quality service. 4. Complete paperwork related to BOCES Human Resource policies and procedures. 5. Assist with Extended School Year and Summer School scheduling. 6. Perform related duties as assigned by the Deaf/ASL Education/Vision and Orientation & Mobility Department. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. NYS Certification as a School District Administrator (SDA)/School District Leader (SDL) or School Administration & Supervision (SAS). 2. NYS and/or National Certifications in at least one, preferably two or more of the following: Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Teacher of ASL, Sign Language Interpreting, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Orientation & Mobility. 3. Fluency in American Sign Language. 4. Experience with Support Services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing and/or Visually Impaired children. 5. Knowledgeable of current trends in assistive technology. 6. Knowledge of data driven program development. 7. Experience with curriculum writing. 8. Outstanding leadership skills. 9. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. 10. Valid New York State Driver's License. Application Procedure: Contact Nancy J Carr at 585-249-7010 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- announcing an opening Residential Counselors - PACES program American School for the Deaf West Hartford, CT 1at, 2nd , 3rd and weekend shifts available The American School for the Deaf encompasses a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school, utilizing a total communication philosophy. SCOPE OF DUTIES: The Residential Counselor is responsible for the supervision of adolescents during out-of-school hours and the assumption of other responsibilities as designated by the Dean of Students, PACES Program. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should possess a High School Diploma, two years of College preferred. Applicants should have prior experience in working with emotionally/behaviorally-disordered children and youth in a residential setting. Knowledge of behavior management techniques is desirable. CPI Certification or a willingness to secure. Public Service License or CDL License or a willingness to secure one or the other. CEASD Dormitory Counselor Certificate or willingness to secure same. Ability to write reports, work as a team member, communicate with parents and other staff. Good to excellent ASL skills. HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and letter of application to: Human Resources, American School for the Deaf 139 North Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107-1269 For more information, visit our website at: http://www.asd-1817.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- announcing an opening Teacher - Career Academy and Transition Services American School for the Deaf West Hartford, CT Full Time PrintWorks CLOSING DATE: Until filled. The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut. The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school Under the supervision of the Jr.Sr. High school and CATS principal, instructs students in PrintWorks, to include Academics, Deaf with Special Needs (DSN) PACES students and Adult Vocational Students. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Associates Degree. Prefer Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, or Vocational Area with ability to secure State of CT Voc-Tech Teacher Certification (098 Endorsement). Background or work experience in graphic design and printing preferred. Excellent skills in American Sign Language. Ability to work in a collaborative setting. Ability to work flexible hours when needed. SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation range based on school's salary scales. Retirement, group health insurance, and other fringe benefits are available. HOW TO APPLY: Visit our website http://www.asd-1817.org to review the entire job description and download an application. Send all applications and resumes to: Human Resources American School for the Deaf 139 North Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107-1269 FAX (860) 570-1832 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Deaf Adult Services, Inc Buffalo, NY Qualifications: BA/BS in Business/Non-Profit Administration or Human Services or equivalent with a minimum of five years management experience required or Masters Degree in Business/Non Profit Administration with a minimum of three years management experience. 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. Buffalo, NY/Western NY offers a vibrant Deaf community with affordable living, access to arts and culture, sporting venues, lakefront activities and continuing education opportunities. Salary: $45-60K DOE/E and excellent benefits package. Relocation funds may be available dependent on candidate selection. Deaf Adult Services, Inc. of Buffalo, NY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Application, ASL v-log and full job description can be downloaded at http://www.wnydas.org Please send cover letter and resume with completed application to: Deaf Adult Services, Inc. Attn: Executive Director Search Committee, 2495 Main St. Suite 446, Buffalo, NY 14214 or e-mail to mailto:EDSEARCH@wnydas.org by Monday, August 16, 2010 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job openings sComm Kansas City, Missouri ~~ JOB OPENINGS AT SCOMM, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI ~~ sComm, a growing company who develops, manufactures and distributes UbiDuo, the face-to-face communicator, has the following job opportunities: (1) Sales Representative We are seeking an outgoing and energetic candidate with sales experience and proven track record and an understanding of the sales process. The candidate should be familiar and current on availability of technology products and services in the deaf/hard of hearing/assistive technology markets. (2) Product Managers We are seeking candidates with administrative, marketing and management experiences, proven track record in managing projects, sales and distribution of services or products, customer support, troubleshooting and fulfillment, delegating, coordinating, and supervising a team of deaf and hearing members. More details on both job opportunities is available at www.scomm.com/content/job_openings Please submit resume, cover letter and references to: sComm 6238 Hadley Street Raytown, Missouri 64311 Email: mailto:jobs@scomm.com http://www.scomm.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (revised deadline) position opening classroom teacher St Mary's School for the Deaf Buffalo, NY Reference #548 DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following: (1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in Deaf Education; AND (2) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND (3) NYS certification in at least one other area or subject; AND (4) Commitment to the School=s Total Communication Philosophy and the ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger spelling, plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI). NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy The School may also require employees in this classification to complete successful training in behavior management programs including but not limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided by St. Mary's School for the Deaf. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (Illustrative only) Plans and prepares lessons and other instructional materials following curriculum guidelines; Instructs students in various subjects using Total Communication; Confers with parents, testing specialists, and other administrators to develop individual educational plans for students; Encourages students to participate in class discussions and activities; Prepares, administers, and scores academic tests and records results; Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students' academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements; Assists in selecting appropriate textbooks and learning materials; Participates in curriculum development; Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum; Intercedes in emergency situations as required; Attends departmental and faculty meetings; Maintains order in the classroom; Performs other duties as assigned. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Office. Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to document qualifications: Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources St. Mary's School for the Deaf 2253 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214 APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 30, 2010 Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved by the Superintendent. All benefits are subject to the respective collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the Deaf. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (revised) position opening Speech Pathologist St Mary's School for the Deaf Buffalo, NY Reference #549 DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following: (1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree; AND (2) NYS certification for speech pathologist; AND (3) Eligibility for NYS certification as a Teacher of the Deaf; AND (4) Commitment to the School's Total Communication Philosophy and the ability to communicate with deaf persons using sign language and finger spelling, plus the ability to pass the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI). NOTE: Employees in this classification hired after 7/1/2001 will be required to complete the SCPI requirements pursuant to Board Policy. The School may also require employees in this classification to complete successful training in behavior management programs including but not limited to TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) which will be provided by St. Mary's School for the Deaf. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (Illustrative only) Plans and prepares for therapy sessions following IEP goals and curriculum guidelines; Instructs students using Total Communication; Confers with teachers, parents, testing specialists, and other administrators to develop individual educational plans for students; Encourages students to participate in group discussions and activities; Prepares, administers, and scores evaluations and records results; Maintains documentation of therapeutic progress following IEP benchmarks; Meets and confers with parents and with supervisor to discuss students= academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements; Assists in selecting appropriate learning materials, therapeutic materials and evaluation instruments; Participates in curriculum development; Maintains updated lesson plans as prescribed by the curriculum and therapeutic IEP goals; Intercedes in emergency situations as required; Attends departmental and faculty meetings; Performs other duties as assigned. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Office. Please submit application, resume, and all appropriate information to document qualifications to: Mrs. Laura Dudley, Director of Human Resources St. Mary's School for the Deaf 2253 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214 APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 30, 2010 Discussion concerning salary, benefits and working conditions do not constitute a commitment on the part of the school and should not be misconstrued as binding until a recommendation of appointment is approved by the Superintendent. All benefits are subject to the respective collective bargaining agreements and policies of St. Mary=s School for the Deaf. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated July 25th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA - HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA - Case Manager - Los Angeles, 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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