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DeafDigest Gold – August 21, 2011

DeafDigest Gold – August 21, 2011

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

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cutegrandchild/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafclubcops/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/matthamill/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/perfectactor/

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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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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans
into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(www.c-s-d.org), is a public investment made by the U.S. Government
as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
speed internet through free video communications equipment and
discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from
our resources, check us out at:

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

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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?

A planned protest rally by the deaf and the disabled in front of
London’s City Hall was canceled. The group wanted to protest the
planned closing of the Paddington Centre for Independent Living.
It was canceled due to concerns over health and safety needs.
This is interesting because protesters, all over the world,
never allowed squalid conditions (food, sanitation, housing,
laundry) to stop them from protesting. Yet it was the reason
for the deaf and the disabled not to protest!

Hanan el-Nahrawy is a deaf artist in Egypt. She is being noted
for her drawings which depict life of the deaf before and
after Mubarak. She said:

Mubarak did not like the disabled, whatever their disability

Her drawings have interposed Mubarak’s face with horrific
scenes that the deaf and the disabled have suffered. And in
the competitive Cairo art market, her paintings have stood out.

– Very Hot News

Disaster struck Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind when their
newly installed playground for deaf kids, not yet open, was
vandalized with graffiti. But it was very heartening when
volunteers came to the scene the next day to clean it all up.
And some of them donated funds for the playground needs.

– Thursday August 18th

Ariel Depp, a deaf girl, has been turned down in her
request to transfer to South Charleston High School with
an interpreter. The school is just few blocks away from
her home. The Kanawha County (WV) officials told her she must
attend Capitol HS, which is the only school in the area
with interpreters. She didn’t want to attend that school
because of bullying and harassment concerns. As a result,
the family is thinking of filing a lawsuit.

– Friday August 19th

Replacing the retiring Ron Kadish as the director of California
State Special Schools and Services Division is Scott D Kerby.
This division oversees schools for the deaf in Fremont and
Riverside. This is a huge promotion for Kerby, himself a former
athletic director and football coach at the Riverside school.

– Saturday August 20th

The Technical Training Centre for the Deaf in Bangalore, India is supposed to be the place where deaf people are trained
for employment. While the deaf are still being trained, it is
done under extremely miserable conditions – lack of power,
water supply problems, outdated and broken training equipment,
shabby dormitory facilities, etc. These issues were raised
in a scathing newspaper story.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Do deaf senior citizens mingle with hearing senior
citizens, and get tips from them on best way of getting
medical appointments, getting interpreters, etc, etc?
And at the same time play bingo games, billiards and
table tennis? This is what the The Leigh and Distinct Deaf Society (UK) is saying. This deaf group moved their
facilities into the Leigh Sports Village, and claimed to see
the deaf and the hearing mingle very well. DeafDigest editor
is skeptical about this glowing newspaper story because normally
the deaf and the hearing mingle separately from each other
even within the same facilities.

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Live in a NEW home designed just for YOU. 

APACHE ASL TRAILS is designed for the Deaf, Hard of
Hearing & Deaf/Blind. 

Located at 2428 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ, it is under
construction and will be completed this summer 2011. 

Visit our website – http://www.apacheasltrails.com
for more information and details. 

APPLY NOW for occupancy in summer 2011. 

Contact Katie Voss at 414.937.5903, Darlene Piszczek
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manager at 480.305.0221. 

Also, for more photos, visit us at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Apache-ASL-Trails/124427560910082

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7th Annual World Deaf Poker Tournament

Saturday, October 8, 2011

at

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Hosted by Southern Nevada Silver Knights, a 501-C3 non profit
organization. All net proceeds go to Deaf Charities

more information on tournament and rules:
http://deafdigest.com/lasvegasdeafpoker/

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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updated every Monday

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DEAFDIGEST HONORS ULTIMATE FIGHTER MATT HAMILL
We all know that Matt Hamill, the deaf Ultimate Fighter,
has retired – few days after he lost his last fight.
Ultimate Fighting is half-boxing, half-wrestling.
Matt was a 3-time college champion wrestler who never
boxed in his life. He had to learn boxing, because it is
impossible for Ultimate Fighters to wrestle only and also
impossible to box only. They must use both skills.
It was not easy for Matt to learn how to box, but
he did his best, and we all are very proud of him.

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

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

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A picture of the late Elmer Dillingham as a football coach
at North Carolina SD during the seventies

http://deafdigest.com/northcarolinacoaches/

(thanks to Hal Deuel for providing the picture)

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SIGN LANGUAGE ACTORS
In hearing movies, the best actors know how to make
themselves “invisible” while changing themselves to
the movies’ roles.
When we watch a movie of a hearing actor that play
a deaf role and use bad ASL, we know it is a fake.
How could a great hearing actor play a perfect
deaf role? They must be a Coda that is fluent in ASL
or a certified ASL interpreter that has a RID certificate.
If the actor is not a Coda or an interpreter then we
suspect the acting is fake.

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

(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

*NEW* blended online/on-campus workshop added to the summer schedule “Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams!”

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

Financial assistance is available for RIT/NTID alumni.  Please email project leader, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu for more information.

*NEW* Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams – Blended Workshop
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Aplus.html

Online:    August 22-September 16, 2011

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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A POWER MEETING OF TWO MEN WHO CREATED ELECTRICITY
Thomas A. Edison, who was deaf, invented Direct Current
Electricity. It was quickly realized this invention was
not practical for household uses.
Charles Steinmetz, who was disabled (dwarf, hunchback and
hip issues) made electricity better with Alternating Current.
In 1922, Edison visited Steinmetz at his factory in
Schenectady, NY. Edison’s deafness made it difficult for
both geniuses to communicate with each other by voice.
Instead they used Morse Code, tapping messages on each
others’ knees. People looked at them, not knowing what
they were talking about.

A SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER
Some cities have ASL-fluent police officers that work
with the deaf. Some cities have a special police unit
that work with the deaf.
And yet, some other cities have police officers that
make it a point to show interest in the deaf, despite
no background with the deaf.
One such city if Jacksonville, Illinois – where Illinois
School for the Deaf is located.
The special police officer was Joe Tapscott. He worked with
the deaf for years until he retired recently.

DEALING WITH A GESTURE-IMPAIRED HEARING PERSON
There are always hearing people that just do not understand
“easy to follow” gestures.
A deaf person placed an order at a fast food eatery. The
sauce was supposed to come with the order, but it didn’t.
There was no picture of the sauce on the fast food
menu for the deaf person to point to. There was also no
bins of sauce laying around behind the counter for the deaf
person to point to.
No matter how self explanatory a series of gestures would do,
the hearing person would still not understand. Then one more
gesture was made and the hearing person thought he understood.
He brought a slice of toast, thinking it was what the deaf
person was ordering.
Just cannot win with these gesture-impaired hearing people!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO
(all videos are captioned)

http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-robots/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos,
old and new, are always captioned.

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:

Michigan Deaf Association , Inc

Visit:
http://deafdigest.com/mideaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

“the more you hassle me about the hearing aid, the
more I won’t wear it”

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

A newspaper in Fiji ran a story that said:

Deaf girl gets second chance at hearing

Upon reading the newspaper story, it was learned that
she was born deaf.

If she was born deaf, then how is she getting a second
chance at hearing????

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Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

– 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.

Monday to Friday . 10am to 6pm. (MST)

For more information and rates go to: www.ASLmasterTutor.com

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Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

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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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference
June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes
for interpreters, ASL & ITP 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, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, and 20 other highly
regarded presenters.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes with
most having RID CEUs applied for.

Many vendors will have 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.

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for
registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.
You can register for 2012 at only $149!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters.  Over 30 titles include two brand new ones — Math
Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon!   Other DVDS include stories
in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter information, etc.

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 for daily videos!

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

A team of researchers at University of Iowa said they have
discovered a protein in the inner ear that may have been
the cause of Usher syndrome. The offending protein is
called harmonin. This finding was published in
Nature Neuroscience.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Why are we seeing deaf organizations and organizations
that work with deaf constantly at war with each other?

A. Crab Theory.

to read what this is all about, visit:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/x16102.xml

then
click on:
General & Deaf Research Help

then
click on:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about deaf culture

then
click on:
Crab Theory

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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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

Going out to a restaurant is fun, for me it both enjoyable and frustrating.

The restaurants are always dark, except for McDonalds, Wendy’s, etc.

People who have Usher Syndrome, need more time to adjust to the dark environment.

Reading menu is a difficult task. There are some good restaurants
that you can ask for large print menus.

You will find them mostly with large chain restaurants like
Cracker barrel, Olive Garden, etc.

So next time when you go to the restaurant, ask for large print menu! 

Some do have Braille Menu.

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

You can email him at mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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Wish List of the Week:

that all captions are permanently turned on all TV
sets (no way to turn it off)

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DeafHistory:

Year 1913 – a bookbinding company in New York City
refused to hire the deaf even though they have
learned this craft at a school for the deaf that
taught vocational courses. The rationale was that
they cannot use the telephone to verify the number
of pages being bound. An angry deaf activist used
his powers of persuasion to convince the employer
to hire the deaf and to waive the telephone requirement.

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

17

deaf senior housing complex – the first in Michigan.

According to the organization, there are only 17 such housing facilities in the U.S

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DeafLibrary Resources

this article was written by Dr. Frank Lala

http://deafdigest.com/deafnotadisability/

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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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Press Release of the Week

Bay Area Asian Deaf Association is hosting an event
on Saturday August 27, 2011 at
Union City, CA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/baadevent/

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Employment Opening
Employment Director
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that
promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential
and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily
deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Services
are provided in individual homes and within the community.
Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the employment program, a
program designed to match our clients, people with disabilities, with
potential employers, including providing guidance, supervision and support
to various personnel. Identifies and markets the program to potential
employers and related agencies. Ensures compliance with all funding agents
and agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with emphasis in
rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education,
social work psychology or occupational therapy. Strong vocational skills
and knowledge of vocational grants and their reporting requirements is a
must. Experience with marketing, development and relationship building is
preferred. Five years of supervisory experience including experience in
vocational employment services is required. Must be fluent in sign
language or willing to learn. Valid Driver’s License is required.
Position Classification: Full Time Exempt.

To Apply:
Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Deaf
Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill
Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email to mailto:dila@dila.org

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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Employment Opening
Registered Nurse, Contractual
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.
Salisbury, MD

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources and provides direct residential and employment services to individuals of various disabilities, primarily deafness, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware.  Services are provided in individual homes and within the community.

Responsibilities: Provide direct basic and in-depth nursing care services to individuals in their own homes throughout the Eastern Shore with a team of direct care staff.  Carry out medical directives from various physicians and ensure the medical need of individuals are met and that they remain as healthy and safe as possible.

Requirements: Current Registered Nurse license with the State of Maryland or an acceptable multi-state license to practice as well as current CPR training is required.  Two or more years nursing experience preferred. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in the field of deafness and developmental disabilities.  ASL is highly recommended and candidate must be comfortable with individuals who use sign language to communicate. Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and good driving record required.

Position Classification:  Contractual.

Schedule:  Up to 15 hours per week.  On call 24/7 for emergencies.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc., attn: Human Resources, 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804

or email to mailto:dila@dila.org

Applications can also be completed on line at http://www.dila.org

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position opening
Client Advocate
Hearing Speech & Deafness Center
Seattle, WA

HOURS:  Full time, exempt

REPORTING TO:  Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

OFFICE LOCATION:  Seattle

MAIN PURPOSE:
Provide and promote HSDC-Seattle Advocacy Services with assistance to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind clients in Region 4&6:  King, Snohomish, north of Bremerton in Kitsap (not including Bremerton), Jefferson and Clallam Counties.

MAIN TASKS:   
Provide client assistance and advocacy in dealing with public and private
agencies in Region 4 & 6 through peer counseling and the development
and implementation of an action plan to remove communication and/or
independent living barriers.

Develop and implement an action plan to train government agencies, human  
service organizations, and other appropriate entities on communication  
access, legal responsibilities and the cultural and linguistic needs of the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing.  

Assist in developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with    
governmental and community organizations, and agencies providing  
resources for clients.

Develop and implement an action plan to familiarize or train Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing people concerning government, legal,
communication, community, cultural and self-advocacy issues.

Maintain appropriate and confidential case files, records and statistical data on all client contact and counseling in accordance with the policies and procedures of HSDC.

Work as a team member of HSDC and the community to improve and enrich the
lives of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing in the communities served.
Prepare monthly reports on services provided.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Fluent in ASL and good computer skills required.  Bachelors degree or higher; experience in deafness, education, public speaking, counseling and/or related fields.  Knowledge of Deaf Culture and legal rights of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing.  Demonstrated skills in case management and peer counseling. Proficient in written English and the
ability to collect and monitor data.  Ability to work positively with community members and fellow staff.  Individual should be self-directed, flexible, highly organized, able to prioritize, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and confidentiality. Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening and weekend hours as needed.  
Drivers license and accessible vehicle preferred.   

APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Resume
2. Include three references of which one should be work-related.
3. Prepare a cover letter that specifically addresses how you are suited to undertake the main tasks and possess the qualifications outlined in these job details.
4. Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Ariele Belo, Director of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, HSDC, 1625 19th Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98122

Or e-mail to: mailto:abelo@hsdc.org

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled.
Further information:  E-mail to mailto:abelo@hsdc.org

EMPLOYMENT AT WILL

HSDC maintains an employment at will relationship with its employees.  Both parties are free to terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason.   

HSDC IS AN EOE
HSDC is an EOE.  HSDC hires, procures, and provides services
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender  marital status, ancestry, national origin, age, political ideology, gender orientation, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.   

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job announcement
Director of Community Relations
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
San Leandro, CA

Full-time Exempt

This position plans, coordinates, and implements the community relations activities and fund development program for the organization. Responsibilities also include supervision of staff and volunteers in the Community Relations department. This is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Participate with the Executive Director and board to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive media relations, development and marketing plan, including benchmarks and goals.
– Supervise and coordinate all development projects of DCARA including annual appeals, campaigns, donor projects, donor cultivation, recognition, major gifts, planned giving and special events.
– Coordinate all aspects of media relations within DCARA including maximizing social media visibility and the development of promotional materials, press releases, newsletters, website, and video clips.
– Develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain, and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.
– Enforce and comply with all relevant fundraising regulations and laws, maintains accountability standards of non- profit organizations to donors, and ensures compliance with code of ethics principles for fundraising executives.
– Develop, revise and manage the department budget for media relations, donor development, volunteer program, special events, and publications.
– Provide staff support to the DCARA Board subcommittee on Fundraising.
– Represent the agency at public functions.
– Other tasks as delegated by the Executive Director.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
– Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Journalism, Public Administration, Marketing or other related field plus three to five years previous work experience, emphasis in communications preferred
– Experience in supervision and management as well as fund development
– Demonstrated organizational, analytical, writing and computer skills, including MS Windows software
– Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to initiate projects independently.
– Proficiency in American Sign Language and English.
– Positive cultural perspective of Deaf people. – Able to travel during the week (and occasional weeknights/ weekends) and throughout the DCARA service area.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable dependent on experience and education.  DCARA offers full medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits in addition to 12 days of holiday leave plus one week paid winter holiday.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 31,  2011 at 12:00pm PST.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Send an application (available http://www.dcara.org/jobs ), cover letter, three references and resume to:

DCARA Human Resources
14895 East 14th Street, Suite 200
San Leandro, CA 94578

or mailto:hr@dcara.org

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position announcement
Speech Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: As soon as possible

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: To plan for and implement the speech and communication programs for moderately, severely, and profoundly deaf students enrolled at the school.

To write and implement student IEPs and to keep reports as required.

To participate in weekly team meetings with other staff members to plan programs, behavior management techniques, and strategies for student success.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology. New York State certification to teach the Speech and Hearing Handicapped and NYS Licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist.
Experience facilitating the speech/language/ communication development of Deaf students. Advanced Rating on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI).

FILE APPLICATION WITH: Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621

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

CLOSING DATE: Until filled.

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

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Job Advertisement
Executive Director
New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Albuquerque, NM

The Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will be responsible for managing department directors and other agency staff; plan and direct new and current programs or services; oversight of the development of the Agency’s program budget projection; develop program goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposals; management and oversight of various Agency contracts; work and interact with the other State Government agencies; review proposed regulations; respond to multiple inquiries from legislators, other agencies and many interested parties; represent the Agency at meetings and public functions; participate in legislative activities that include presenting program and policy analysis; represent the Agency during legislative sessions.

Qualifications for the position: A Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services or a related field is required for this position. Eight (8) years managing programs or projects that include strategic planning, and/or developing and implementing programs or services that require interaction with other agencies and/or with multiple parties to include five (5) years experience in direct staff management. Substantial experience with managing complex programs and budgets, significant experience in the administration of programs and services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities required. Ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language required. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit your resume to Shannon Smith, Director of Human Resources via email at mailto:ShannonS.Peinado@state.nm.us

Phone calls will not be accepted.

The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is an EOE.
For more information on the Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, please visit http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us

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2 immediate openings
Certified Rehabilitation Counselors
Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Deafness Unit
positions in Dalton, GA & Dublin, GA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/georgiavrjobs/

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seeking qualified applicants
Deaf Services Community Relations Coordinator
Office of Deaf Services
Atlanta, GA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deafservicescommunity/

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seeking qualified applicants
Deaf Services Sign Language Interpreter Coordinator
Office of Deaf Services
Atlanta, GA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/deafservicescoordinator/

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Job postings
– Position:  Program Manager
– Position:  Registered Nurse
People Incorporated
Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/peopleinc/

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Job opening
Outreach Coordinator
Relay New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/nmoutreach/

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Faculty position posting form
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA)
Rochester Institute of Technology
College of Research and Teacher Education
Rochester, NY

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/avpaa/

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position opening
Counselor II – Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf &
Hard of Hearing
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
Portsmouth, VA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/virginiavr/

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Overnight Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-orc/

– Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

If you are interested in any of the above positions, please send cover letter, resume, 3 written references and employment application form to:

Lynn Marshall
Personnel Coordinator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street,
Framingham, MA 01701

or email: Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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position opening
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access Case Advocate
Hearing Loss Center
Yakima, WA

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/yakima/

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job title
Business Account Executive
The Z® / CSDVRS
Location  TBD

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/businessaccountexecutive/

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job title
Telesales Specialist
The Z® / CSDVRS
Clearwater, Florida

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/telesalesspecialist/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Regional Director – Cypress (OCDEAF)
*  Staff Interpreter  – Los Angeles

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

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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

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