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DeafDigest Gold – December 19, 2010

DeafDigest Gold – December 19, 2010

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

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; free subscription
serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 14th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/hairstylemagazine/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/oralinterpreter/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/finnishsubtitles/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/factoryaccidents/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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

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The Sprint Relay Data Only Plan for only $29.99 per month at the Deaf
Pager Store*

Shop at the Deaf Pager Store for a unique data-only plan available
only through Sprint Relay. Pricing is only $29.99 a month with a
2-year Agreement. Plus, select from many devices, including the
Blackberry® Curve[tm] 9330 Smartphone with 3G, Wi-Fi, 2MP camera and
dedicated media keys.

For more information, go to the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
devices and low-cost data plan for deaf and hard of hearing people.

*Other monthly charges apply. For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG121910

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

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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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Call CSD’s Project Endeavor Contact Center Today!

For only $230, qualified deaf/hard of hearing consumers can purchase
a Dell 11z notebook computer bundled with one year FREE 3G/4G
wireless Internet access!

Contact Project Endeavor today so you can watch videos on YouTube,
connect with friends/family via MySpace/Twitter/FaceBook, look for
employment, shop online, use VRS or point to point, and more! Don’t
wait, because there’s a limited number of packages available in each
state.

To qualify for Project Endeavor, call VOICE: 877-NET-ME77, e-mail
mailto:info@projectendeavor.com , VP (605) 550-4056/(605) 644-7399, or
go to http://www.projectendeavor.com

(Made possible by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.)

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Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

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

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(updated AT&T posting)

New AT&T Instant Message Relay

Register and obtain a 10-digit number to receive calls directly from
your friends and family

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Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs’ litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm’s clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg – we have a
Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on:
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follow instructions on the screen.

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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 best newspaper stories are saying about the deaf?

Florida:
A sign language teacher, who is deaf, said that
lipreading is not just reading the lips alone, but
also the face and the body language and even
the eye brows!

California:
Deaf students at Imperial Valley College use sign
language to make friends with hearing students; one
of the deaf students grew up using Mexican and Spanish
Sign Languages (both different sign languages) and
did not learn ASL until she was in seventh grade.

– Very Hot News

A big thing in high school football, especially for
the hard working and overarchieving football players
is the High School Football Rudy Awards.

We have two deaf players!

One is Dakota Dir, from the state of Georgia,
and Axel Martan from Arizona School for the Deaf
and Blind.

They are in the running for the national Rudy
award.

To take a look and to cast your vote, go to
http://www.highschoolrudyawards.com/semifinalists.aspx

You need to scroll sideways at the arrow to look at
these pictures

– Thursday December 16th

Last year deaf Luke Adams and his mother appeared on
the TV show, The Amazing Race.

Luke became quickly popular among the deaf people
that watched this TV program.

While he and his mother did not win, they may be
invited to race again. There is a new program called
“Unfinished Business” and there is much talk in the
media that Luke and his mother will be part of that
race.

– Friday December 17th

A 111-text emergency service for the deaf in New Zealand
still needs more tweaking, according to a newspaper
story.

It will not work beyond the scope of a neighborhood
because of the mobile network limitations.

And the cut off time is two minutes. If the police does not
respond within two minutes then the deaf household must
find a different way of making an emergency call.

Still, Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand said they are pleased
with the service so far.

– Saturday November 18th

Elizabeth Spiers, a long time advocate of the deaf-blind,
has been appointed Program Director for state of Virginia
Deaf-Blind Services

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

A Purdue basketball player with a hearing loss

Drey Mingo, a junior, was the 2nd leading scorer on
the Purdue women’s basketball team last year.

She suffered from acute bacterial meningitis last
month which has cost her much of her hearing.

A coach of a deaf basketball team sent Mingo a
sign language book and DVD for her to learn some
sign language. The coaches also got a DVD so they
could use basketball signs with her.

She is hoping to return to play at some point this
season.

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RIT Sponsors Math Competition for Middle School Students
Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Math Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students welcomes 6th, 7th and 8th graders to RIT in Rochester, New York, for a weekend of math competition and fun April 8 – 10, 2011.

Now in its fifth year, this math competition for middle school students makes math fun and engaging. Participants solve a variety of math problems within designated time periods. Trophies and cash prizes go to the winners in several categories.

The first 25 schools that submit completed registration forms and payment, or payment authorizations, will be accepted to participate in the competition.

Registration will be closed when the 25 school limit is reached.

The final registration deadline is January 15, 2011.

The math problems featured in the competition are from the MATHCOUNTS© Foundation, a national enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement all across the United States.

For more information, visit the RIT Math Competition website at http://www.rit.edu/NTID/MathCompetition or contact us at mailto:sesnca@rit.edu
call 585-475-7695 or by videophone at 585-286-4625.

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WATCHING MOVIES IN FINLAND
If you are deaf and live in Finland, you may
probably hate the movies.
These movies are subtitled – but it is double
subtitled. The first row of subtitles is in Finnish language
and the second row of subtitles is in Swedish language.
Both subtitles are on the bottom half of the movie
screen – making it almost impossible to watch the
full screen!
We are lucky that subtitles in USA are in English.

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

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

A SAD WORLD WAR II STORY
It was easy for the deaf to find jobs during
World War II. Many hearing employees in factories
had to fight in the US military. These factories
needed new employees and they hired many deaf
workers.
For some of these deaf employees, it was a
sad story. Many of them were not properly trained
to run and operate the factory machines and
factory equipment.
There were many factory accidents and some of
these deaf employees were hurt, some limbs were
amputated and some went blind.
These accidents would not have happened if they
were properly trained, but they weren’t trained.

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

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

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Check out http://www.healthbridges.info

A new website about advocacy, social service and behavioral health
care for persons who are Deaf

The website was designed by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of
hearing in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Topics change monthly!

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A SCARY TREND IN DEAF EDUCATION
There is a trend that is scary when it comes to
Education of the Deaf, and of schools and programs
of the deaf.
In many school districts, the itinerant teachers of
the deaf do not have the Deaf Education background nor
a general understanding of what deafness is all about.
As a result, the deaf kids suffer because of lack of
real support in the classroom.
This is not all. In rural states the shortage of teachers
of the deaf is critical. The shortage is so bad that the
few students taking Deaf Education programs are quickly
offered jobs before the ink is dry on their degrees.
And the third bad trend is huge mass retirements among
older teachers of the deaf.
Said an educator of the deaf:

Yes, the demand for special educators is big.  Deaf educators are included in the number.  But, the shortage in deaf education continues to be a concern for more than one reason!

A COMMENT ABOUT THE DEAF IN THE 19TH CENTURY
A writer wrote on a web site as follows:

American society became an increasingly hostile place
for deaf people during the 19th century

Hostile place? Deaf students attended state schools
for the deaf whereas many hearing students were
shut out of schools for one reason or other, Gallaudet
was founded. Politicians fought to allow the deaf to
work in the Civil Service. Though misguided, Alexander
Graham Bell hoped the telephone would help the deaf
to hear. Deaf people worked as printers in many small
shops, thanks to vocational training at schools
for the deaf. It can go on and on.
Hostile? No. Things were looking up at the end of
the tunnel as 20th century came up on the horizon.

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/video-angry-counselor/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

IMPACT OF BUDGET CUTS ON THE DEAF
How bad is the impact of budget cuts on the agencies
serving the deaf?
Said John Pirone, a deaf president of Disability
Policy Consortium in Boston:

the cuts have already been too much. Since 2008 the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has experienced a loss of 15 percent of its budget. More of a loss means fewer interpreters, fewer case workers, and fewer deaf residents living independently. The bottom line is that the more budget cuts we endure, the more our
civil rights are reduced

What is happening in Massachusetts stands to be true
of other agencies in other states serving the needs
of the deaf.

A LETTER TO THE DEAF COMMUNITY FROM THE VEDITZ CENTER
Last week’s DeafDigest mentioned Veditz Center, in
Colorado.
The Center wishes to issue a clarification. Do
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/veditzcenter/

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:

Oswego County Association of the Deaf (New York)

For the organization goals and objectives, click on:

http://deafdigest.com/ocad/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

The hearing aid costs me my self-esteem

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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
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

someone said:

I was clinically deaf until I was three years old and went to speech therapy for three years before starting school

does this mean:

Speech therapy helping cure a person out of his deafness
before he started school???????

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs’ litigation law firm,
is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
“Important Notification” letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information – even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients’ cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html

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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 levels.  Last two years, we had 1,100 people attend and
have space for 2,000 people with the entire conference floor for our exclusive
use.

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 CEU classes.

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.

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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!

The Department of Justice is asking for your input on how
to improve the ADA regs in these areas:

– Accessibility of Web Information and Services Provided by Entities
Covered by the ADA

– Movie Captioning and Video Description
– Accessibility of Next Generation 9-1-1
– Equipment and Furniture

For input, the deadline is January 26, 2011. Information
is at http://www.regulations.gov – you need to follow the
instructions on the site
Another web site is:
http://www.ada.gov/anprm2010/anprm2010_comment.htm

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Rene Pellerin’s corner: 

Holidays parties or family get-togethers can be a difficult time for
people who have Usher Syndrome.

Many friends and family members tend to come close to my face.  I can
not tell who it is.

Use a funnel and place the large opening to your eye,  now ask
someone to come close to your face.

You will see how difficult it is to recognize someone with so little
visual information.

It is important that you don’t require people with Usher Syndrome to
guess who you are.  It is getting more difficult for me to identify
people.

Just remember to touch your friend’s shoulder.  Keep your hand there
until the deaf-blind individual can position him/herself in the best
place to view you.

Enjoy your holidays!

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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A Deaf Fantasy Game:

DeafDigest subscribers

vs

Deaf College Bowl participating teams
(Gallaudet, NTID and CSUN)

at 2010 NAD Conference

A warning – some questions are not deaf-related and are tough
to answer.

Round 2 – Question #2

Correct Answer = Three Points

Incorrect Answer = 0

Challenge = +6 or -6

Q. In the 1840s, this daughter of Lord Byron developed an algorithm to be used for Charles Babbage’s proposed, but never built, Analytical Engine.  As a result of her work, she is widely considered the first computer programmer?

A. Ada Lovelace

There is a programming language called Ada.

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. We have a number of deaf individuals that want to go
into business for themselves dealing with the public. Some have enough capital to get started. Some have experience and knowledge of their products and/or services. Then what is the next most important thing?

A. Communications with the hearing. No communications,
the business goes dead.

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 the Association of National Advertisers would follow up
on their talk.

Their talk was their recent recommendation that all TV
commercials be captioned, the upcoming Super Bowl included.

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1889 – the Royal Commission on the Blind, Deaf and Dumb,
in Great Britain, made the recommendation that marriage among
these groups be discouraged. This recommendation came after
Alexander Graham Bell felt that the deaf should not learn
to fall in love with each other.

Fortunately, Bell’s advice and the Commission’s recommendation
both went nowhere.

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Deaf and the Money:

$1.3 million

to be paid by Lurvey White Ventures, LLC, to purchase
the campus of Michigan School for the Deaf

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

1,300

deaf children of Galway, in Ireland, put on waiting list
to get audiological exams. The city has not been able to
find an audiologist to do the tests.

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

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Job announcements
DCARA

– Director of Employment Services (full time)
Fremont and San Leandro, CA

click on:
http://deafdigest.com/dcara-es/

– Director of Client Support Services
San Leandro, CA

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position opening
Company: The Z® / CSDVRS
Title: National Account Manager
Locations: Southeast Region and Northwest Region

Summary: The National Account Manager will be responsible for introducing CSDVRS to new business customers, while also strengthening CSDVRS’ relationship with current business customers. Responsible for sharing new exciting products and features with customers who desire to use video relay service in their place of employment by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
* Plans and directs sales and service programs to promote new markets, improve competitive position in area, and provide fast and efficient customer service.
* Primary POC for Business users in assigned region.
* Prospect assigned region for new customers.
* Suggesting and implementing creative and practical methods for selling CSDVRS, strengthening client relationships, and increasing visibility.
* Coordinating aspects of CSDVRS marketing efforts.
* Work with other Regional Account Managers to plan and implement state and region-wide events and promotions.
* Coordinate referrals of installations of CSDVRS equipment in homes, agencies, and/or businesses through our installation program; Confers with potential customer to ascertain equipment, supplies, and service needs.
* Work closely with local interpreting agencies.
* Communicate with and submit regular activity reports to the General Manager of BVS.
* Perform additional sales related responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
* Must have strong knowledge of Telecommunications Relay Service Industry.
* Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with a variety of people.
* Must have the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language
* Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
* Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Must have extensive customer service experience.
* Must be willing to work a variety of hours and to travel frequently.
* Must have knowledge of Video applications.

Requirements:

Education and/or Experience:
* 1 -2 years of sales experience preferred.
* Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
* Computer knowledge and Microsoft office

Salary:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send salary requirements to be considered.

Benefits:
Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Paid Time Off, Short/Long Term Disability, 401K and matching, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:
mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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immediate opening
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program
position located at Decatur, Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Deaf Services has an immediate opening for:

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deafness Program

– Please follow the URL to formally apply for the job opening:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobDescr?position_num=00084071&entry_timestamp=2010-12-03-16.02.18.563857

same link is at:
http://referer.us/3/4jIcd4

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(application deadline – December 31, 2010)

Employment vacancies
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf,
Wilson, NC
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421

School Dir Oes Res School
http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4421-60039125&DHHSNUMBER=&printit=no

contact person:
mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net

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VRI – Interpreter
Language Services Associates
Horsham, PA

Since 1991, Language Services Associates (LSA) has been facilitating foreign language communication and eliminating multicultural communication barriers across a variety of settings and industry segments, including healthcare, government, utilities, insurance and financial services.

LSA offers a full suite of interpretation, translation and multicultural solutions to more than 2,000 clients worldwide in over 200 language offerings. The company has quickly become one of the largest and fastest-growing language service providers in the world with an impressive growth rate of 30 percent in 2009.

LSA is actively seeking experienced VRI Interpreters to work in our state-of-art call center located in Horsham, PA.  Candidates must possess American Sign Language (ASL) and/or English transliteration as well as spoken English skills. We have both full time and part time positions working on-site in our Horsham office.

Job Responsibilities:
* Interpret between American Sign Language (ASL), and/or English transliteration and spoken English, through web-based VRI system

* Answering inbound calls in a timely manner

* Assist clients with basic troubleshooting (refer to manager or IT department if necessary)

* Provide superior customer service

* All other duties as assigned by Manager (may include, but not limited to, video and web based ASL recorded translations)

Requirements:
* Maintain, as applicable, compliance with any national, state, or local licensure and/or certification requirements

* Adhere to the RID Code of Professional Conduct

* Strong attention to detail

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Professional and positive phone manner with clients from all types of businesses

* Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the 24/7/365 demands of VRI

* Familiarity working in a windows environment (MS Office suite, remote connections-gotomypc, etc.).

* RID CI, CT, CI/CT, CSC; or NIC, NIC Advanced, NIC Master; or NAD (Level IV or V), certification and proof of current Pennsylvania registration

* Experience with VRS or VRI systems(preferred)

* PC Trouble shooting skills preferred

* Minimum of at least a high school diploma

* Willingness to learn and take on more responsibilities as needed

* Attention to detail, while working in a fast paced environment

* At least 5 years of interpreting experience

* “Can-Do” attitude

* Must have the ability to provide VRI services from home, when required

* Candidate must be available to start training 12/20/10

To see a full job description (for full and part time positions) please visit our career website: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp?org=LSAWEB&cws=1

Or send resume directly to:  mailto:DEhrenberg@LSAweb.com

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! –

*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Crenshaw
*  Community Interpreter – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Santa Ana
*  Program Assistant/Interpreter & Quality Management Assistant – Los Angeles
*  Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield

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

http://www.gladinc.org

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

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

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

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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position opening
Sign Therapist II
Regional Mental Health Center
East Chicago, Indiana

Sign Therapist II

Master’s degree in Social Work or related field.

Must be able to use ASL to communicate with deaf clients.

Ability to work with children, adolescents and adults.

Practice offers individual, couples family and group therapy modalities.

Minimum of two years of experience required.

License preferred.

You may mail/fax or email your resume to:

Geminus Corporation
8400 Louisiana Street
Merrillville IN 46410-6353

Fax:219-757-1810
mailto:Diane.johnson@geminus.org

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job announcement
Extended Learning Weekend (ELW) Supplemental Staff
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description & application procedures,
click on:

http://deafdigest.com/gsdjob/

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Speech Language Pathologist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Position:  00055445

Location:
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124    Program/Unit:

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties: Under general supervision, provides speech therapy services to support objectives on students. Individualized Education Plans and placement in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Duties include providing support to teachers and complete evaluations; providing written reports on the services provided and evaluations and will submit them quarterly; assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in speech language pathology and eligibility for Georgia Professional Educator certification in speech language pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following:

– Experience in completing audiological evaluations

– Experience working with students with varying degrees of ability levels

– Three years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist

Salary/Benefits:
Salary is based on Teacher Salary Schedule with years of experience and type of certification. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees. Retirement/Teachers. Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* form or State of Georgia Application form to:

Personnel Office
Attn:  Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
Internet address:  http://www.gsdweb.org
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Georgia Department of Education – Job Announcement
Residential Advisor (DOE)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

Office of Policy and External Affairs

Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, monitors students in a residential/home life environment; observes, documents, and reports children behavior/progress on an ongoing basis; trains and assists students in basic daily living skills; and maintains a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience which would allow the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

– High school diploma or equivalent
– Two years post secondary education

– Two years experience in a childcare, educational or residential setting

– Sign language proficiency at the .Intermediate Level. as measured by the Sign Communication Instrument

Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 7 – Minimum $15,168.94 to Maximum $17,520.13 Annually. This is a 10-month position paid on 12-month basis.  Salary will be based on the number of days worked.    Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees Retirement or Teachers Retirement.

Submit a Georgia School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Attn: Denise Clark
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA  30124

Telephone: 706-777-2286
Fax: 706-777-2240
E-mail: mailto:dclark@doe.k12.ga.us

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered.  Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  All persons hired by the Georgia School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Georgia School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers.  If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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