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DeafDigest Blue – October 21, 2012

DeafDigest Blue – October 21, 2012Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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October is Fire Prevention Month and Harris Communications has 15%
savings on most of our smoke detectors/fire alarms.  Make sure that
family members are safe by using a fire alarm designed for deaf and
hard of hearing people with loud audible alarms and strobe and/or
vibration alerts.

Harris Communications has many models available including the
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smoke alarm and alerts you by emitting a low frequency alarm and
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Sale ends October 31, 2012. Some product exclusions may apply.

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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.


Top stories about the deaf:

Emer Costello, is an Ireland Member of the European Parliament.
She had a dialogue with representatives of the European Union of the Deaf, discussing deaf rights and deaf awareness issues.

Sign language linguist Adam Schembri worked on British
Sign Language research, thanks to funding from several
British and Australian sources. He was upset that a reporter
from The Guardian, doing a story on the research, focused
on these “offensive” deaf sign language gestures. He said
the reporter ignored his request to keep this matter out of
the story.

Lisa Anderson-Kellett, a deaf Canadian, is spearheading the
effort to have the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission establish the video relay
service. Two telephone companies – Telus and Bell are
thinking about it.

Because of declining enrollment, more deaf schools are
selling off land and downsizing into smaller piece of
land. The latest one is St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf
in Missouri. The campus, valued at $20 million, is put
up for sale.

Services for deaf children is pretty much bad in the
United Kingdom, according to a special report prepared
by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills


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A hearing person does not say hi or hello
to a deaf person.
Is that hearing person a snob? Or is that hearing
person shy?
A hearing person can tell by tone of voice if someone
is snob or is shy.
A deaf person cannot tell!

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Triennial National Deaf People of Color Conference III
June 13-16, 2013
Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

more information at:


DeafDigest editor has noticed that many advertised deaf
events, workshops, classes, programs, etc, have been
Why canceled? Lack of interest in the Deaf Community.
Has this situation been worse or been the same as in the

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DeafDigest editor has a strong interest in deaf individuals
that have served public offices.
Only this week, he has discovered three deaf individuals.
These are:

– Mary Blatchford
– Charles Bonnett
– Gergely Tapolczai

None of them, however, are Americans! The list below
is being updated:


We have a few deaf musicians, and they’re pretty much
What is the most important thing for the deaf musician?
Ability to feel the vibrations.
This is why percussionist Evelyn Glennie never performs with
her shoes on. She needs her feet to feel the floor vibrations.
Another musician said he feels the vibrations of the acoustic
guitar against his body.


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A web posting said that according to 2010 American Community Survey,
the deaf population in Texas is 808,186, and that in Hays county, it is
5,218 and that in two counties combined – Caldwell and Guadalupe, the
population count is 1,479.
These precise numbers, exact to the latest digit? Is it believable?
DeafDigest does not think so. If it is saying that the Texas deaf population
is around 800,000 – 810,000, then it is believable.


deaf-blind clients, in VRS calls, wearing shirt colors
same as the background colors, making it difficult to read
their signs

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please


Have you ever seen a captioning error and said, “Wow, that’s
funny”?  Or have you been angry or annoyed?

When a television broadcast or an event is being captioned “live,”
mistakes are going to happen.  Realtime captioners are only human,
and even if they caption with 99% accuracy, that still means that
there will be 1 word out of 100 that will be wrong.

It is important that we educate ourselves on what an acceptable
amount of mistakes would be and realize that those may not be able to
be avoided.  However, we must also be aware of what is unacceptable
captioning.  If there are too many errors, it definitely is not
humorous, and it should be reported to the people in charge of the

If you are watching a television show that is not being broadcast
“live” and has been prerecorded, that is a different story.  There
should not be any errors in the captioning.  The time should be taken
to correct any captioning errors before the show is broadcast.
Unfortunately, to save money, some broadcasters allow captioning errors on shows that are prerecorded. Complaints should be made to the people in charge.

Let the broadcasters know that someone is watching the captioning.
Give them feedback for great captioning as well as poor captioning.
Even if they may not seem responsive, it helps to let them know that people do care.


You arrive at the airport terminal counter, informing the
ticket clerk of your deafness. Before you realize it, you
are being assigned to a priority seating. You feel
embarrassed about the whole thing!

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user, etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)


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Wendy’s would sell as many hamburgers as possible to deaf
patrons but was not so eager to hire a deaf applicant. He
fought back, with the assistance of EEOC, accusing the
chain of discrimination. As a result, Wendy’s has settled
the case and has agreed to train its employees.


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

Is Silent News still in business is the question many
people have been asking? Subscribers have reported not
getting September and October issues.

(Silent News, the nation’s premier newspaper for the deaf,
closed doors with no warning and no advance notice. Deaf
employees reported to work one Monday morning and found
the doors locked – with no explanation as to what was
going on)


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

Will Deaf Sign Language linguists call it ASL?
No, not American Sign Language, but Advanced Sign
It was recently discovered that our ancestors,
the Neanderthals was able to voice their communications
on an advanced language level.
Surely we’ve had some deaf Neanderthals, hence
the possibility that their sign language is
advanced, hence the title – Advanced Sign Language!


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

A dispute is going on the Gallaudet campus over the
diversity issue.

DeafDigest has noticed that –

on-line discussions from the Deaf Community is minimal

and that

on-line discussions from the Hearing Community is off
the charts



A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A deaf employee was helping a hearing employee with a
work problem she didn’t understand.

The deaf employee thought the hearing employee said:

You’re an auditor


She actually said

You’re awesome



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–  Staff Interpreter  (2 positions) –  Los Angeles, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA (Two positions)

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

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



position announcement
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, Texas

more information at:


Deaf Services at Advocates – Now Hiring!
Advocates Inc
positions based in Eastern and Central Massachusetts


We are seeking Deaf and/or ASL fluent applicants for a variety of
positions to support people who are Deaf and who have developmental
disabilities, psychiatric diagnoses and mobility restrictions (Mental
and/or Physical Challenges). Positions include awake overnights,  day
and evening direct service workers, senior counselors, outreach
workers and clinical program managers. Enjoy a career within a
communication friendly environment, recovery-oriented, person
centered human services agency with competitive salaries, attractive
benefits, career advancement and an excellent communication access

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical,
dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 410(k) plan and a
six-week holiday/vacation package.

Advocates is an EOE committed to employing a diverse workforce.

For over 30 years, Advocates has been providing high quality,
community based supports across Eastern and Central Massachusetts.
Over 1000 dedicated staff offer a broad range of services including
residential supports, outpatient mental health and substance abuse
services, psychiatric emergency services, home-based services for
children and families, community justice services, advocacy and
benefits services, family supports, employment and vocational
services and day habilitation programs.

Services are available for elders, families and individuals with
mental health challenges, chemical dependency, developmental and
intellectual disabilities, autism and pervasive development
disabilities, brain injuries and other life challenges.

Advocates is a nationally recognized provider for adults with
Prader-Willi Syndrome, Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults with
disabilities and individuals with developmental disabilities and
co-occurring mental health needs. Our culturally sensitive programs
and supports serve individuals and families from diverse backgrounds.

Please send your resume to


position opening
Information Technology Assistant – 12 months
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Complete service request submitted through email system, including troubleshooting and resolving hardware and software problems on computers and peripherals. Assist in the maintenance of technology equipment and peripherals.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree in computer science or related field or three years of full-time experience as an IT assistant.

FILE APPLICATION WITH: Harold Mowl, Jr. Superintendent/CEO Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 Saint Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621

Job application is available online:

Applications received will be screened and the most highly qualified will be asked to interview.

RSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of non-qualifying disability, race, religion,
gender, marital status, age, national origin, and veteran status.


(revised posting

posting of open positions
PAHrtners Deaf Services Glendale, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health
professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.
We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered
with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff
environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a
result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of
our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate,
recent college graduate or have many years’ experience in the field
of human services we have a career building position waiting for
you!  E.O.E.

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals
who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf
Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions:

– RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR for DSA: (Full time position) The
qualified candidate shall possess: HS Diploma and 5 years of Mental
Health direct care experience, fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf
Culture.  Excellent writing and communication skills required.
Responsibilities: Day to day management and supervision of
residential setting for deaf adults with mental illness and
behavioral health concerns.  Supervision of direct care staff,
development of residential programming and staff schedules, planning
and leading staff meetings, coordinate staff trainings, manage petty
cash and consumer funds, coordinate consumer services with
internal/outside agency providers and families, conduct consumer and
staff interviews, complete monthly reports, service plans and staff
evaluations, follow up with physical and psychiatric medical
concerns. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

position provides leadership role for residential staff and direct
client services. Qualifications: minimum of a HS + 2 year related
experience; valid drivers’ license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum
of 2 years’ experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated an ability
to supervise, teach, advise and motivate staff members as well as
Deaf Consumers; must possess strong interpersonal skills.  Duties:
Provide guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers
with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the
community; promote consumers’ independence and social relationships.
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekend.

This position provides resources and support to clients and their
families who reside in the community and in our residential
programs.  Responsibilities include:  assessing service needs of
consumers to ensure continuum of care; develop service plans;
independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to public
and private services and programs such as medical, vocational and
other services.  Qualifications:  BA/BS degree in a Human Services
field preferred; or High School Diploma& 12 credit hours in social
science with two (2) years mental health direct care experience.
Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity
with other visual communication modes and language levels.  Must be
willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel
various areas in the community.  Knowledge of laws governing the
rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA
a plus; and must have a valid driver’s license.

– RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position
provides direct client services including encouraging client
independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community
integration.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf
consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
living in the community; promote consumers’ independence and social
relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.
Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience; valid drivers’
license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in
independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf
Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to:
Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email:  Fax: 215-884-6301


position opening
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
Talladega, AL

more information at:


position opening
Certification & Education Specialist
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Alexandria, Virginia

Current RID National Office Opening:

– Certification & Education Specialist: Certification and Education
Specialist supports the daily operations of the organization pertaining to
the certification and education department, which is responsible for exam
administration and certification maintenance. Certification and Education
Specialist provides administrative and operational support to the
director, managers and the department.

Please e-mail any questions about current job postings at RID to


position opening
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position.

The Principal serves as educational and instructional leader. Provides supervision, guidance, and direction to staff through
regular meetings and consultation.  Provides program supervision and guidance to    academic and residential SSDHHC staff.  Assures all teachers are observed and evaluated.  Advises teachers regarding educational techniques and procedures; completes written reports as necessary.  Meets and consults with parents, school districts, intermediate units, and/or other agencies in order to develop/provide appropriate programs for students.  Responsible for the after school/
residential program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: M.Ed. in Special Education is required.  PA Instructional II
Certification in Special Education and PA Supervisory or Principal Certification required.

The Principal should have extensive knowledge of the educational needs of deaf and hard of hearing children and possess the ability to develop, revise, and adapt curriculum to meet program needs. He/She must also possess extensive knowledge of special education regulations and standards including the IEP process.  Skilled in staff supervision is necessary. Fluency in manual communication is required.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance; PA Child Abuse History Clearance; FBI Clearance; Act 24.

Advanced American Sign Language (ASL) skills preferred but not required at hire.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

STARTING DATE: December 3, 2012

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, race, religion, disability or gender preference.


position opening
Teacher of the Deaf – High School
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO: High School Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an exempt, full-time, 187-day position.  Responsibilities include instructional programming in academics, language development and
communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy social,
emotional and vocational adjustments. Plan, prepare, and present
lessons of appropriate academic work to their students, use appropriate
communication techniques to assure clarity and accuracy of conveyed
information, work with Principal in guiding parents towards identifying
their child’s strengths and weaknesses and in programming for them
accordingly through the IEP process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PA Instructional I or Instructional II Certification in Deaf Education required.  Dual certification in Mathematics or Science preferred.
Master’s Degree in Deaf Education also preferred.

PA State Police Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance,
FBI Clearance

The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is Advanced.  The minimum level accepted at hire is Intermediate



APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf does not discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.


job announcement
Program Director I (Vocational)
COPD Tucson
Tucson, Arizona

No 03-10-197
STATUS            Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION Supervises and directs Vocational/Placement Department in the areas of competitive placement, job site training, job placement services and contract maintenance.  Oversees Ability One, WIA and VR placement services.  Develops training programs and placement options.  Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and applicable regulatory guidelines.  Designs and schedules staff professional development training, maintains caseloads in accordance with service contract guidelines and assists with program budget development. Responsible for marketing COPD job training / placement services to employers in the greater Pima County area, staying current on changes in the marketing environment to best serve COPD.  May perform other duties as assigned.

–    Markets to employers throughout Pima County to meet their placement and training needs
–    Markets COPD services and obtains contracts for services, job placement and training
–    Creates job placement and training opportunities for consumers at COPD
–    Attends WIB and Youth Council meetings
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training/placement
–    Develops, recommends and assists management in job placement and operational policies needed for vocational programs
–    Oversees the daily operation of the Job Placement, Job Training, Ability One and Youth Services Programs, contracts and collections processes; monitors quality of services and billing processes
–    Oversees development of Job Training Program
–    Monitors Job Training, NISH, WIA and Job Placement Programs
–    Coordinates training of staff in the areas of general procedures, behavioral techniques and community based programming
–    Maintains contractual relationships with DDD, VR, WIA and NISH
–    Develops new programs that provide new opportunities for consumers to include NISH contracts, Business partnerships, and community partnerships
–    Oversees and monitors contracts to maintain objectives and contractual goals
–    Reviews and maintains CARF procedures and Affirmative Action goals
–    Supervises staff and acts as a liaison between all parties including businesses requesting work, school systems and rehabilitation team
–    Supervises assessments and placements into new programs
–    Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, providing constructive performance feedback and separating employees
–    Serves as SCS Administrative Team member and provides input regarding COPD’s agency needs
–    Supervises NISH staff and Summer Youth Program Coordinator
–    Reviews quality of job placement program and determines appropriate staffing patterns
–    Develops new programs and opportunities
–    Develops and implements strategic marketing plan for COPD job training / placement services. –    Plans, implements and performs all aspects of COPD.s marketing to employers in Pima County. –    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

–    Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    American Sign Language skills
–    3 years of experience in Vocational/ILS services
–    Knowledge of DDD system, Vocational Rehabilitation and CARF accreditation standards
–    3 years of supervisory or administrative experience
–    Obtain State of Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card and pass drug screening
–    Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39 month Motor Vehicle Report

–    Master’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education or related field
–    Additional years of directly related experience

SALARY        $17.35 – $21.69 depending on experience and educational background

SELECTION    Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

HOW TO APPLY    Complete application at:

Catholic Community Services
140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230
Tucson, AZ  85705

Fax resume and cover letter – 520-770-8505

Email resume and cover letter

OPEN        August 28, 2012

CLOSING DATE    Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Opening Announcement

Title: DBCAN Part-time Administrative Assistant (7 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Maintain database records; input update information and ongoing
record keeping

– Responsible for printing, copying and filing documents in
accessible formats

– Assist with videophone, tty and/or voice calls

– Assist with monthly reports and provider/interpreter invoices.

– Assist with preparing information packets, training materials and
resource information.

– Other duties assigned by DBCAN Director.

Qualifications: At least one year experience working with diverse Deaf and
DeafBlind individuals. Skilled in tactile ASL preferred. Must have good
English skills and be computer literate (MS Words, Excel & internet). Must
have strong interpersonal skills and ability to perform effectively as part
of a team. Sensitivity to and awareness of issues facing DeafBlind people of
various communication methods.

Supervision: Reports to DBCAN Director

Timeline: Immediate Opening. Applications accepted until position filled.

To Apply: email a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to:

Ann Thompson

HR/Administrative Coordinator

DEAF, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Deaf,
DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, women, veterans,
minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

At Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona, we currently have a 12 month Interpreter/Access specialist position open with a salary of $60,000. Below is the link to the job posting.  Check it out!


742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328


the Position of

Library Technician I

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 62-12

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule B

Ogden, UT  84404 DPR 50843/6343

JOB SUMMARY   Under the supervision of the Educational Resource Center (ERC) librarian, processes new library materials by typing labels, adding property stamps or labels, adding barcodes, taping, etc.; maintains records; works at the circulation desk; assists patrons; shelves ERC materials in the appropriate locations; checks materials in and out; answers questions; drives materials between multiple locations for the inter-library loan program; interacts with teachers, students, staff, and members of the public (includes teachers, students, and others who communicate using American Sign Language); answers phones; fills requests; performs library reference work and makes general recommendations about library materials to be purchased; handles special projects as assigned by the ERC librarian or director; performs other duties as assigned.

Instructional Assistant .  Sign Language Interpreting Program
Posting Date 09/26/2012
Closing Date – Open Until Filled

Posting Number B000057
Position Status Full Time
Category Instructional Support
Class Code 52
Position Type Budgeted
Pay Rate $14.09
Location Trinity River
Department TR Arts

Job Summary Responsible for assisting with instructional tasks in a laboratory setting to assist the teaching staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
. Administers classroom tests to student with disabilities
. Diagnoses needs of students and gives instructions needed to remedy deficiencies in specified   discipline
. Helps students with studying
. Responds to technical needs
. Supports and Coordinate activities with faculty
. Coordinates and schedule lab usage
. Prepares and maintain classrooms for applicable learning activities
. Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and
follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
. Completes all required training and professional development
sessions sponsored through the Tarrant County College (TCC) Institute
. Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence,
student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College

Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures
.Associate.s degree or 60 college hours from a regionally accredited
college or university
. * Courses in the specialized field or equivalent knowledge and experience
. Two (2) years of work experience
. Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
. Excellent customer service skills
. Excellent oral and written communication skills
. Experience working with computerized systems

Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures – American
Sign Language and English proficiency
– Ability to work with diverse populations with specific needs (i.e.
faculty, staff, students, administration, etc.)
– Ability to multitask
– Technology proficiency
– Ability to learn new software and applications easily
– BEI Basic certification or higher
– Existing knowledge of Soloist software

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to speak and listen. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Requires color and depth perception.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Should you have questions specific to this position please contact Allison Randolph.

Please use the following link to apply for the job:

Licensed or Permitted interpreter needed for a Decatur City Schools Senior. Hours are Monday-Friday 7:30-3:00 at Decatur High School. Contract begins October 22nd when this new student is scheduled to begin classes. Pay will be competitive contract rate plus travel expenses. Please contact Susan Handley at 256-552-4637 or email<>.


742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328


the Position of

Educational Interpreter, USDB

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 65-12

Salt Lake City, UT Schedule AH

DPR 50412/6290

JOB SUMMARY   Interprets instructor’s lectures, comments and questions for deaf/hard-of-hearing students in a mainstream classroom setting; interprets students’ questions and statements; interprets for school functions as assigned; adapts signing level and system to the communication needs of the students; tutors as appropriate under the supervision of the classroom instructor; follows the code of ethics for certified interpreters; participates cooperatively as a member of the educational team; assists in coordinating note taking for students as needed; communicates regularly with instructors, program Director or Specialist and Lead Interpreter about student progress and concerns; follows schedule as determined by program Director or Specialist; is willing to improve signing skills through inservices and additional classes; performs other duties as assigned.


742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4702 Voice, (801) 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 464-2000 Voice, (801) 464-2001 TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328


the Position of

Library Technician II, USDB


Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Announcement No. 61-12

1655 East 3300 South $
Schedule B

Salt Lake City, UT  84106
DPR 50255/6343

JOB SUMMARY   Manages the day-to-day operations of the Educational
Resource Center (ERC) state-wide resource library for the
deaf/hard-of-hearing and blind/visually impaired at the Salt Lake Campus
of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB). Processes library
materials and performs other related duties; follows well-established
procedures where little or no knowledge of the structure or functions of
the organization is required; receives calls or greets customers, responds
to requests; maintains inventory and library resources; receives,
catalogs, and processes new materials; keeps library resources and budgets
current and within limits; keeps inventory of ERC collection; maintains an
accurate library database and collection management; performs other duties
as assigned.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Dear Colleagues;

FEMA.s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination is growing and
we would appreciate your help with disseminating this announcement.  We
currently have two vacancies in the Washington, DC area.  We are
recruiting a Disability Integration Communication Specialist (GS-301-12)
and a Senior Advisor (GS-301-14). Please follow the links below to each of
the vacancy announcements in USAJOBS.GOV.

Please feel free to forward this notification to anyone who may be
interested in applying for one of these exciting opportunities to join
FEMA and help integrate and coordinate national disability inclusive
emergency management efforts.

Senior Advisor GS-301-14:

Disability Integration Communications Specialist GS-301-12:


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