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DeafDigest Gold – April 17, 2011

DeafDigest Gold – April 17, 2011

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-milkshake/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/donuts/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dishwasher/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-big-deaf-lies/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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The Samsung Epic(tm) 4G at the Deaf Pager Store

The Android-powered Samsung Epic(tm) 4G was engineered for a legendary entertainment experience with superior speed and display innovation.

Its 3G/4G speeds allow you to stream and download videos, applications and games at blink-and-you’ll-miss-it speeds.

It has an expansive 4.0″ Super AMOLED display, full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and super responsive touchscreen with Swype text entry and 4G speeds.

Now priced at $199.99 after $300 instant savings, with a new-line activation (or eligible upgrade), on an Everything plan with data, Premium Data add-on and two-year Agreement.

Offer ends 5/7/11 or while supplies last.*

Find the Samsung EpicTM at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of hearing people.

*For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG041711

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; 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:

http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place
and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi
or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to
YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
premier VRS provider.

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
to ZVRS from any videophone!

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

Could a hearing professor do something about classroom
interpreters missing out on key phrases in the lectures?
Horacio Ferriz did. As a professor of Geology at
California State at Stanislaus, he had the university I/T
staff to tape his lectures and then to have a high
speed student provide captions. This allowed his sole
deaf student to watch the lecture, watch the captions,
watch the interpreter and miss nothing!

More on Winter Deaflympics mess – athletes arrived to find
hotels that had no reservations, to find ski slopes closed
and hockey rinks that were still under constructions.
The Slovakian police said Jaromir Ruda, a hard of hearing
owner of a trash removal company, was the sole culprit.
He managed to fool everyone into thinking the big event
was in compliance with everything, while it wasn’t.
He is facing trial, in which he could spend 15 years in jail.
How was he able to fool the Deaflmypics officers is a big
time mystery.

– Very Hot News

In USA, Chase Bank allows the deaf to have credit cards.
In India, this same bank would not even allow a deaf
businessman to get a credit card!  Chase says the deaf man
was rejected because he was not able to verify his
own identity on the phone. It did not matter to Chase that
the deaf man’s father is also a partner in the business!

– Thursday April 14th

House representatives in Arkansas playing penny-pinching games
with Arkansas School for the Deaf? The school needed just a measly
$6,389 for general repairs, and these legislators said no!
Not too many people were pleased with legislators’ penny pinching
antics.

– Friday April 15th

The Pew Research Center is a big time Washington, DC think tank
that tells us what we need to know about issues, attitudes and trends everywhere. Yet, the total number of deaf and disabled people being asked for their opinions by the Pew pollsters is zero.
Because of that, the Washington, DC headquarters have been
picketed by representatives of the deaf and the disabled. The argument is that if they poll everyone, they should also
poll the deaf and the disabled. But they don’t!

– Saturday April 16th

The Chicago Tribune raised the issue of whether local businesses
are disability-friendly, meaning also deaf-friendly. This article
said that the deaf and the disabled is a liability and that even
these business owners are clueless on how big the deaf and
disabled market is.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Few years ago the West Virginia School for the Deaf & Blind
alumni association staged a statewide rally to have the
state board of education select a deaf person for the
school superintendent position. It was for naught as the
state selected Patsy Shank, not deaf, for this job.

She has stepped down and the state will be looking for a new superintendent. Will the state listen to the deaf?

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Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry with Specialization in Deaf Ministry
St. Thomas University School of Theology and Ministry, Miami, FL.

This program prepares men and women to serve as spiritual leaders in deaf
communities, churches, and ministries both at home and abroad.

It has an on-campus component (one week in January and two weeks in June) with the remaining coursework completed online.

On-campus classes are taught in ASL or are fully interpreted.

Next term begins June 2011.

See website for details: http://budurl.com/DeafMinistry

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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SPRING SAVINGS IN APRIL

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Welcome to BCED 2011!

The 2nd Business Convention and Expo of the Deaf
Reston, VA (in metro Washington, DC area)

June 8-12, 2011

flyer is at:
http://deafdigest.com/business-expo/

more information is at:
http://http://www.deafbusiness.org/

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A DEAF DISHWASHER BECOMING A DEAF WAITER
Years ago, a deaf man was working as a dishwasher
at a restaurant.
All of a sudden a hearing waitress tapped him on
the shoulder and asked him to go to a table as a
temporary waiter.
At the table was a group of deaf people, and
the hearing waitress felt helpless.
The deaf “temporary” waiter took the orders and
served the dishes. When the deaf group left, he went
back to his dishwashing duties.
Who was that deaf woman at the table, with her
deaf parents? It was the famous deaf actress
Linda Bove!

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dishwasher/

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

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The Association of Late-Deafened Adults

hosts ALDAcon

Indianapolis, IN

on

October 26-30

please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/alda-2/

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THESE BIG DEAF LIES
Hearing people believe in these
big deaf lies. These lies are:

– every oral person speaks perfectly
– every deaf person is skilled lipreader
– every deaf person is unemployed
– deaf people don’t need interpreters because of lipreading
– deaf people don’t need TV captions because of lipreading

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-big-deaf-lies/

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

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Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
Rochester, New York  http://www.rit.edu/diit

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, Engineering, Graphic Communication, and Information Technology offered in sign language at RIT/NTID in Rochester, New York

Take advantage of our discounted rates and  REGISTER TODAY!
Register by April 1, 2011 to Receive 10% Off
Register for Two or More Workshops to Receive 20% Off
Register with a Friend or Co-worker to also Receive 20% Off

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.
DiiT Workshop Series on Business
1.  Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business — June 13-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

2.  Microsoft Office 2010: Create a Dynamic Presentation . July 11-15, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office2010.html

3.  Microsoft Excel 2010: Create an Electronic Worksheet — July 25-29, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/excel.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing
4.  Grammar Review for Workplace Correspondence . June 13-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/grammar.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering
5.  Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture . June 13-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication
6.  Introduction to Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4 . June 6-10, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology
7.  Building Basic Android Applications Using Google App Inventor . June 15-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Droid.html

8.  Building Web Pages with HTML5 . June 20-24, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/html5.html

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require.  All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).  For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

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THE RECYCLING OF COURT REPORTERS
Baltimore County (Maryland) is converting to digital
recordings for its courtroom proceedings. This means
their 14 court reporters will lose their jobs.
Not quite that so. Those court room reporters, those using
the latest stenograph machines with Bluetooth technology, may
yet have their jobs saved. This new technology is used for
closed captioning for jurors or witnesses who are deaf as
well as with real-time reporting in the courtroom.

A MUSICIAN’S CI
Jon Seiger is a singer and a musician. He wears a CI,
because of late deafness, caused by an accident.
What does he have to say about his CI? He said:

it hasn’t exactly restored the hearing, but makes sounds easier to understand

A HAPPY DEAF ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
A few weeks ago the Quest, which provides theatrical
entertainment for deaf children, was threatened with
shortage of funds because of the fight over the
federal budget.
The Quest funding has been continued and this
group will continue as is.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/crazyhumanresourcesdirector/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
We have many, many organizations, international,
national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people.
One such organization is:

Connecticut Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/ctassoc/

CONFESSIONS OF A DEAF BASKETBALL REFEREE

(by a deaf basketball referee as told to DeafDigest editor)

A deaf basketball referee is more involved with the game itself
as compared to a deaf football referee. In football, the deaf
referee is always the back judge. My deaf uncle, who refereed
football games for many years, was never involved in discussions
with other referees on important calls, because of his deafness

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

at where I work, a hearing aid is a physical hazard

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email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

He is partially deaf

This does not tell me anything about that person.

Many hearing people are partially deaf; they get deaf
as they get older (aging, noise, whatever).

So, if he is partially deaf, does it mean he is
mildly or moderately deaf – or is deaf because of
noise or old age?

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– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf
customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to
friends, families or business.

$10 per page.

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If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

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32nd World’s Largest Silent Weekend for Interpreters, ITP and ASL
Teachers and Students June 23-26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida

We are scheduled yearly until at least 2020 and have over 120 hours
of classes for all interpreters, ITP and ASL teachers and students.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking (some conferences charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room internet (some hotels charge $12.95 per day).  

The huge Florida Mall has an enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99 (some conference hotels charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Trix Bruce,
Faith Powell, Shannon Simon, and almost 20 other highly regarded
presenters.  Last year, the lowest rated presenters were only 0.22
point behind the highest rated ones showing the across-the-board equality
in excellent quality of instructors.

For the advanced group, there will be language-focused and
interpreting-focused classes with RID CEUs applied for.

There should be two dozen exhibitors with a huge variety of items
available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an
exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit
area.

The decadent chocolate fountain refreshment will be offered again!

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for registration plus a
video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.  You can pre-register for 2012 at
only $99!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs to help ASL students and beginning
interpreters.  Exciting titles include “When ‘Duck’ Is Not Enough”;
“Oh, See, Can You Say?”; “Languishing in a Linear Language is Lethal!”, as well as ASL and classifiers and storytelling DVDs.

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10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run.  Purpose of
funds is to help families of deaf babies served by SKIHI.  The 2011
trip will begin July 16, 2011.

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A scandal is going on with dogs being falsely certified as
service dogs for the deaf. These dogs were never properly
certified, yet clients were told these dogs were. The
law is beginning to crack down on those behind this scam.

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

Reading magazines is getting difficult for me due to the shiny gloss pages.

There is a simple low tech way to resolve my struggles with glossy pages.

Do you remember those yellow transparent sheets (normally used for overhead projectors)?

Put one on the page and adjust away from direct lighting!  That should do the trick!

Happy reading!

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

The web site is at:
http://renetheunstoppable.com/

Rene welcomes comments and feedback; his email address is:
mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why do many hearing people crave noise, knowing they
would become deaf some day?

A. To be human means nobody is perfect!

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that more deaf people will join the ranks of the employed

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1912 – Henrietta Swan Leavitt, a deaf astronomer,
found a way to measure the brightness and distance of
stars

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

10

different times the various TV reality involved the deaf

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DeafLibrary Resources

http://deafdigest.com/realityshows/

list of TV reality shows that had a deafness theme

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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announcement of vacant positions
Chief Academic Officer
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
(on campus of Gallaudet University)
Washington, DC

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is conducting a national search in to fill in Chief Academic Officer Position.  The Clerc Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation’s capitol.

Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of 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, woman, and veterans to apply for open positions.

Job Descriptions can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml by clicking on Administrators under Job Listing.

To apply, mail a resume and a Gallaudet University application form to:

Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall, Room 106
Washington, DC 20002

Email address: mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

Or FAX completed application materials to: 202-651-5344

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/documents/hrs_jobapplication.doc

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Job announcement
Director
Family Center on Deafness
Pinellas Park, FL

The FAMILY CENTER ON DEAFNESS is a private, not-for-profit organization offering a wide range of programs and support for families with deaf or hard of hearing members in households including children from birth through the completion of their education.  FCD is funded primarily by the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County. Seven of its eight full-time staff have some degree of hearing loss.

Please be advised that all potential employees must pass a background screening with fingerprinting prior to employment.  Also, applicants are required to provide official college or university transcripts, three personal references, and three professional references.

FCD DIRECTOR  Full-time position with standard agency benefits to oversee operation of organization providing social services to households in Pinellas County, Florida, with deaf or hard of hearing members. Includes management of all staff, administration of contracts and finances, analysis of participant needs, design and monitoring of program activities, collaboration with community partners, service to the Board of Directors and its committees, development of strategic plans, identification and acquisition of resources, coordination of public relations and publications, and solicitation of stakeholder satisfaction/involvement.  Must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of deaf/hard of hearing staff and clients, proficient in writing grants and reports, a master of business computer skills, well-organized and timely, skilled in handling individual and program crises effectively, and able to reflect current best practices in agency operation. Requires a Masters degree in an area related to deafness or equivalent employment experience, at least five years in a similar position, demonstrated fluency in American Sign Language, thorough understanding of the needs of program participants, and effective interpersonal communication skills.  This is an exceptional opportunity for a creative, committed leader to affect change for families in this community!

To begin the application process, simply submit a resume with a cover
letter to:

Family Center on Deafness
6886 102nd Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL, 33782

727-549-6664 voice 727-235-6285 videophone 727-547-7837 fax
mailto:info@familycenterondeafness.org

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Faculty position opening
Department:     Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

Date of Appointment: August 2011
subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Department Chair

Salary: Dependent on Qualifications

Rank of Associate Professor or Professor

Qualifications: Earned Doctorate in Deaf Studies, Linguistics, ASL or related field appropriate for Deaf Studies. Must be tenure-eligible at a 4 year college or university.  Possess strong and effective teaching methods in various aspects of ASL and/or related courses in Deaf Studies. Native/native-like fluency in ASL.  Extensive knowledge of Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.  Demonstrated ability to successfully mentor and teach in a diverse student population. Possess successful administrative experience including management and budgeting at the department, college or university level.  Experience with curriculum planning and design. Experience organizing and coordinating activities/events. Publications and equivalencies demonstrating scholarly activities and evidence for continued scholarly accomplishments. Ability to interact effectively with both Deaf and hearing people.  Evidence of positive relationships with university students, staff and colleagues, including collegiality-building.  Commitment to Deaf bilingual/bicultural experience and its foundation in basic human rights.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Administer a Department of 2 full-time and 18 part-time faculty, 1 academic support staff, and over 300 majors.  Teach American Sign Language and Deaf Studies content courses.  Provide advisement and academic counseling to undergraduate students. Lead continued development of departmental curriculum and program development.  Manage recruitment efforts for both faculty and students.  Carry out student assessment plan. Administer Department budget.  Coordinate the development of curriculum. Establish strategic goals, objectives and policies.  Assure the application of new technologies to the curriculum.  Manage Advisory Board for special funds.  Implement Department’s civic engagement and community service activities.  Serve on the College Administrative Council. Participate in activities of the Department of Deaf Studies, the College of Education, and the University.  Act as liaison to local Deaf Community. Participate in appropriate ASL, Deaf Studies and Deaf community-related organizations on the local, state and national level.

Application process:  Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statements indicating administrative, teaching and research interests, photocopies of all degrees and certificates, the names and contact information for at least three individuals who can provide letters of reference.

Application Deadline:   Open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Jordan Eickman, Administrator in Charge
Department of Deaf Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, California  91330-8265

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged centers, embraces both innovation – in community service and hands-on experience – and rigor.  A minority serving university in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies.  1,700 of its 34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Cal State Northridge is a welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and student achievement. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/publicsafety/police/crimereport.htm.  Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

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Job Announcement
Executive Director
Knoxville Center of the Deaf
Knoxville, TN

Job Announcement: Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD) is seeking an Executive Director.  KCD is a community-based not-for profit grant based organization based in Knoxville, TN, with 11 full-time staff, a 15-member Board of Directors, 30 freelance interpreters, and over 250 deaf community members and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting services, advocacy and community/outreach programs for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind in Eastern Tennessee. More information may be found at http://www.kcdtn.org

Job Summary: The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for executing major goals and objectives for the organization and implements policies established by the Board of Directors. The ED provides leadership, direction, and guidance for KCD activities; analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of all organization operations; develops and maintains organizational structure and effective personnel; and coordinates major activities for staff and evaluates personnel. The ED represents KCD to regulatory bodies, other agencies, community and civic organizations, donors, funders and supporters, and to the general public.

KCD is a dynamic and community-involved organization with committed staff and board members, and volunteers dedicated to providing interpreting and advocacy services for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf-Blind in East Tennessee. KCD operates an annual budget of $750,000.

The job includes a 40-hour week, flexible scheduling for night and weekend on-call duties and opportunities for professional growth through programs and Center development.

Minimum Qualifications: –  Fluency in American Sign Language;
–  Bachelor’s Degree required (Masters preferred) or the equivalent in education/experience;
– Two years experience in organizational leadership or management;
– Ability to work with diverse clientele and staff;
– Ability to build and sustain relationships, and collaborate with individuals, organizations, and governmental entities;
– Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills;
– Articulate and skilled at public-speaking;
– Working knowledge of budget development;
– Experienced grant writing skills;
– Familiarity with PC and Mac computer applications.

Desired Qualifications: – Two or more years experience in not-for-profit organizational management;
– Experience in providing training and public presentations;
– Experience with complex budget development;
– Experience in initiating, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs, policies and services; and
– Experience with staff management.

Performance Criteria:
– Development of strong working relationships with all relevant organizations, staff, community members and Board;
– Enhancement of the organization’s image;
– Successfully carrying out the prime functions of the job description.

Annual Salary
$45,000 –  commensurate with qualifications and experience;
Benefits provided.

To Apply:
Please send a resume, letter of interest and two letters of recommendation to the contact supplied below.

Application deadline is June 15, 2011.

All submissions are held in strict confidence.

CONTACT:
KCD Executive Director Search
808 State Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

No phone calls.
For any QUESTIONS please email:  mailto:KCDEdSearch@ctvknox.org

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Employment openings
The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB)
Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, invites you to consider our employment openings.   Interested persons are invited to visit CSDB’s website at: http://www.csdb.org where the official job announcements may be found, including major duties/responsibilities, under non-classified employment.

– PROGRAM COORDINATOR / SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, K-8th GRADE
(Interviews conducted on-site at CSDB)

– TRANSITION TEACHER / EMPLOYABILITY CENTER

Terms of Employment:  The annual employment contract shall be based on the standard number of working days in the academic year (currently 185, August to June), beginning with the 2011-2012 school year.  The base salary shall be established pursuant to the Teacher Salary Schedule, based on appropriate education and experience (Program Coordinator will include additional work days and an additional stipend).  Excellent benefits. Open until filled.

Application Instructions:
Please send a letter of interest, current resume, completed Employment Application (including salary history and references), recent letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and a copy of current educator certification / teacher certification to:

ATTN:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Office
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

(719) 578-2114 (phone);  (719) 578-2239 (fax)
E-mail:  mailto:clutz@csdb.org

CSDB is an EOE

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Vacancy
Rehabilitation Counselor of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Brattleboro, VT home office

Vacancy: Rehabilitation Counselor of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RCD)
The Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is seeking a tech-savvy and high energy individual to provide VR counseling services for individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in our southeastern Vermont region in which Brattleboro would be the home office.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is a must.

Valid drivers license and own vehicle.

This position provides vocational counseling, career exploration activities, goal-setting assistance, development of employment plans and referrals to appropriate services within the community.  This work involves considerable interviewing and client interaction, and extensive collaboration with employment staff, community partners and agency peers. Applicant must have knowledge regarding casework principles and counseling ethics and demonstrated experience in managing a caseload.

Bachelor’s degree required in Human Services or related field and minimum of 2 years or more at or above a paraprofessional level involving direct client contact.

Special requirement: Successful applicant must make a written commitment to obtain a Master’s degree within 5 years of hire.

For more information about this position please contact Bill Hudson, Senior RCD: mailto:bill.hudson@ahs.state.vt.us

Job posting: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/career_center Reference #28254

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DCARA Job Announcements

Please visit www.dcara.org/jobs for application materials
and more information.

– Director of Client Support Services (San Leandro)
Full time, Exempt
Position open until deadline: Friday, April 22nd at 12 pm
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-css/

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position opening
Sign Language Interpreter-Full time
Family Service Foundation, Inc.
Landover Hills, Maryland

for position description and application procedures, please visit
http://deafdigest.com/famsvc/

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position opening
Superintendent
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
Sulphur, Oklahoma

job description and application procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/oklahoma/

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Announcement of vacant position Manager, Projects-Clerc Center on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is conducting a national search in to fill several positions.  The Clerc Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation’s capitol.

Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of 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, woman, and veterans to apply for open positions.

Job Descriptions can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml by clicking on Professional Staff under Job Listing.

To apply, mail a resume and a Gallaudet University application form to:

Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall, Room 106
Washington, DC 20002

Email address: mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu

Or FAX completed application materials to: 202-651-5344

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/documents/hrs_jobapplication.doc

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Announcement of vacant positions
– English Teacher, MSSD
– Science Teacher, MSSD
– Chemistry Teacher, MSSD
– Spoken Language Pre-School Teacher, KDES
– Elementary Teacher, KDES
– Kindergarten Teacher, KDES

on campus of Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is
conducting a national search in to fill several positions.  The Clerc
Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet
University, in our nation’s capitol.

Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of 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, woman, and veterans to apply for open positions.

Job Descriptions can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml by clicking on Clerc Center Teacher under Job Listing.

To apply, mail a letter of interest, a resume, three current and signed letters of recommendation, copies of licenses to teach (if you possess any) and a Gallaudet University application form to:

Clerc Center Human Resources
Gallaudet University
KDES- Room 3104
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002

Email address: mailto:clerchr@gallaudet.edu

Or FAX completed application materials to: 202-651-5457

Gallaudet University Application Form link:
http://gallaudet.edu/af/documents/hrs_jobapplication.doc.

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position opening
Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting
William Woods University
Fulton, Missouri

for position description and application procedures, visit:
http://deafdigest.com/wmwoods/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Community Advocate – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana

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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