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DeafDigest Gold – July 11, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - July 11, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com/ and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Last week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/familytree/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafculture/ This week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/fingerpointing/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/jobinterview/ (please click on the arrow to start the video) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/ (this link has been slightly revised); do not use the older link) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The HTC EVO[tm] 4G is Here-10x faster than 3G*! Shop the Deaf Pager Store for the new HTC EVO[tm]. It's America's first 4G phone and has wicked fast web speeds. Packed full of features, the HTC EVO[tm] has a 1GB Snapdragon[tm] processor for faster applications, dual cameras, and a huge 4.3" display. It works in 3G and 4G markets with access to over 50,000 apps you've come to expect from an Android[tm] enabled phone. Order the HTC EVO[tm] now for only $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate ($299.99 upfront) with a new 2-year Agreement. The Sprint Relay Data Plan is $29.99 a month plus an additional $10.00 for the Premium Data Add-On.** 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. Go to: http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_ddg071110 *Up to 10x Faster claim:  Based on download speed comparison of 3G's 600 kbps vs. 4G's 6 Mbps. Industry published 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps).  Actual speeds may vary.  **Requires purchase by 7/10/10 & activation by 7/24/10. 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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! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and follow instructions on the screen. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Gold section. ...... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Hot Deaf News during the week: - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: Deaf street vendors in Zimbabwe http://deafdigest.com/phillipchidavaenzi/ A deaf black belt holder in TaeKwonDo http://deafdigest.com/michaelglover/ - Very Hot News Kelli Shean, a deaf golfer from South Africa and a member of the University of Arkansas golf team, was one of the first round leaders at the US Women's Open. This being her second pro tournament, while still retaining her amateur status, she dropped out of contention at end of second round. Still, she may possibly be the world's best deaf female golfer. NAD Conference hot news - future interns with the NAD headquarters will be funded by the Nancy J Bloch Scholarship program. - new board members are Margie English, Richard McCowin, Chris Patterson and Julie Rems Smario. - officers are Bobbie Beth Scoggins, president & Christopher Wagner, vice president & Sheri Farinha, secretary and Michael Michner, treasurer - next Conference is taking place at Louisville, KY in 2012 - last, but NOT the least is the selection of new CEO in Howard A. Rosenblum. He replaces departing CEO Nancy J. Bloch. In a way, it was not a surprise, because the buzz during the conference week was that he made such a great impression on everyone and that he should be it as the next CEO. A recent article, which sort of contains a bio, on him is at: http://deafdigest.com/howardarosenblum/ Some pictures of him on: http://www.purple.us/Pages/dreambigger_tb_detail.php?id=1 - A comment from a fellow deaf attorney: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!   This is wonderful news for the greater deaf community!!   Howard is one of the most respected--if not the most respected --lawyers among deaf lawyers.  All deaf lawyers like him--the mainstreamed deaf lawyers at large law firms and the lawyers who practice 'Deaf Law' for Deaf clients.  He is also greatly respected and admired by the greater disability community in general.  He's an excellent choice for NAD - A comment from an administrator of an agency serving the deaf: He will be a wonderful CEO with his knowledge of law and his ability to meet with legislators on his own terms.  NAD did well to pick him - Thursday July 8th James N. Freehof passed away. When Model Secondary School for the Deaf, a "new kid on the Gallaudet block" surfaced during the seventies, it was housed in temporary quarters on the rear of the campus. It needed a permanent housing which would maintain its own identity as compared to the other Kendall Green buildings. This was a challenge for any architect, and Freehof rose to the occasion with his distinctive MSSD designs. He, however, was not deaf. - Friday July 9th British deaf performer Genevieve Barr and her movie "The Silence" so impressed the BBC producers that they honored her - with a prime time slot, that will be aired next week. - Saturday July 10th The Science Nation, an online publication of the National Science Foundation, is featuring a research on Native American sign language. Involved with the research was Melanie McKay-Cody, a deaf faculty member with the William Woods University in Missouri. (please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf News) .... Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: To All Lexington Staff & Stakeholders: The Board of Trustees of Lexington School/Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Manual Mosquera as CEO of the Lexington School/Center. Mr. Mosquera is scheduled to begin work at Lexington on July 12th. Mr. Mosquera has had extensive financial and management experience in the entertainment, banking, and health care fields. He recently served as the Director of Operations for Nassau County Health & Human Services Department. He received his BBA in Accounting from Pace University in New York City. We are certain that Mr. Mosquera will bring his experience and expertise to Lexington and guide us through these challenging times. We are confident that our Lexington Community will welcome him and give him your full support. Mr. Mosquera will quickly appreciate Lexington's rich tradition and enriching learning environment. He will find how fortunate he is to be working with a group of highly dedicated and hard working administrators, teachers, staff and stakeholders of the Lexington community. Moreover, Gina Carroll will continue to assume the role of Superintendent in addition to her new role as Principal where she will oversee all educational programs at Lexington School. We cannot adequately express our true appreciation for her leadership as the CEO/Superintendent in the past six years as she stepped up to the plate and managed to navigate us through the ups and downs. We wish her much success in her new role. Greg Hlibok President Lexington School/Center Board of Trustees ..... Coming soon! The largest web survey of deaf and hard of hearing people in U.S. history!!!! The global economy is changing before our eyes. Manufacturing is giving way to a service industry. Help make sure Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are not left behind in the 21st century labor market. For too long have policy makers relied on vague information about Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.   Let them hear directly from you about your experience in the workforce so that policies can assure competitive employment for our youth. The "National Deaf Employment and Technology survey" will identify trends in employment, the skills, and technology necessary to compete in the 21st Century workforce. For 15- 20 minutes of your time, you can help shape the future of education, vocational, and social services to deaf and hard of hearing people in the U.S. Data from this study will be made available to all who are interested! Look for the Deaf Employment and Technology survey Coming soon! .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. 20% OFF GENTEX SMOKE DETECTORS AT WCI! Super Summer Savings at WCI! Safeguard your home with a Gentex Smoke Detector and save 20% off the price in July. Choose from either hardwired or portable units. Each one offers a reliable, early warning to the presence of smoke. Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details on this special and all our other products. For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com We're on Facebook! Become a fan and get a free gift! 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The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business: LifeLinks - No Wait VRS Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her language in English and to have their IP address available. Visit us online at http://www.lifelinks.net Fast, Reliable, Personal ................................................................ ................................................................ RUDE OR NOT RUDE Is it rude to point at someone? In Hearing Culture, it is rude. In Deaf Culture, it is ok. Which is better - Deaf Culture or Hearing Culture? No culture is better than other; we must accept different cultures - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/fingerpointing/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ................................................................ IRS/DEAF Leadership Development Conference 2010 Announcement Released: 6/19/2010 The IRS/Deaf is pleased to announce its 2010 Annual Conference which will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The theme of the conference is "2010 and Beyond: Empowerment in the Next Decade." This Conference is open to all Federal Employees, State Government Employees, and interested persons that are interested in honing their leadership skills and network with their peers on best practices. We anticipate this distinct event will be bigger and better than ever. The Conference Planning Committee are coordinating a series of plenary keynote presentations, a job fair and exhibitions for a three-day conference August 9-13, 2010 at Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (a.k.a. the Deaf Center) at Taylorsville, UT near the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. A copy of the conference announcement flyer is provided online. Please visit http://www.IRSDEAF.org/2010LDC for online registration and latest updates. Please mark your calendar and prepare travel authorization request form for your manager ASAP. Register online if you want to be kept informed of the upcoming conference announcements. Please go to http://www.irsdeaf.org/2010ldc/registration/ For more information about the conference registration, contact mailto:Registrar@IRSDeaf.org For more information on workshop presentation, sponsorship, advertisement and exhibition opportunities, please visit http://www.IRSDeaf.org and/or contact: mailto:Conference2010@IRSDeaf.org ...... IRS JOB Fair Released: 6/19/2010 IRS is partnering with IRS Deaf Empowerment and Advocacy Forum to host a career fair at the Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville, Utah. The purpose of the event is to assist and interview individuals who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind who qualify for federal employment under the Schedule A hiring authority. The fair takes place on August 11, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information regarding the career fair, please visit http://www.irsdeaf.org/2010ldc/jobfair/ Applicants attending the event will have the chance to speak with recruiters from several state and federal government agencies. To guarantee an interview slot, applicants must provide their resume and Schedule A package by close of business Friday July 16. For more information and an explanation of the Schedule A package, see page 2 of this release. Applicants who submit their resume packages after July 16 will not be guaranteed an interview at the event, However, agencies will be available to share information regarding career opportunities within their business operating division with everyone who attends the career fair. Interested applicants should forward their resumes and Schedule A package to HCO.recruiter4disability@irs.gov by 5 p.m. on July 16 in order to be considered for an interview by the hiring official. In the subject line, please make sure you type: "August 11, Salt Lake City Utah Career fair." Failure to do so may result in your package being overlooked. Notification of interview will be e-mailed to applicants the week of August 2. Anyone who does not receive an e-mail message by Wednesday, August 4 confirming a scheduled interview time has not been scheduled for an interview. Those applicants may still attend the Career Fair to speak with hiring officials in various operating divisions. Please note: applicants with late resume submission will not be scheduled for an interview; however hiring officials will be available and reserve the right to conduct an interview on the spot. For questions regarding the event, please contact: mailto:irsjobs@irsdeaf.org or visit the IRS-DEAF website at: http://www.irsdeaf.org/ ................................................................ BE CAREFUL WITH A JOB INTERVIEW AT A SCHOOL Economy is bad; it is harder to find jobs. But if you try hard you will find a job. The job interview is very important. You must be careful of what you say during the interview. This is a true story. A deaf man was being interviewed for a job at a residential school for the deaf. During the interview, the deaf man told the principal that he was thrilled about the possible job. The principal asked why. The young man said: my favorite college football team is in this state Of course, he did not get the job! - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/jobinterview/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) TO BE DEAF IN TANZANIA There was a posting on a web site, which said there were some deaf people in Tanzania that did not know what a radio is all about! One of them took a radio with him. Not knowing what the radio was supposed to do, he did not turn off the sound volume. The loud volume of the radio upset many people in the small town where the deaf man lived. He paid the consequences for taking the radio without permission. ALWAYS A WINNER? There was a story on Joan Ginther, not deaf and from Texas. She has won the lottery jackpots four times, each time into millions of dollars. Luck? Sure. DeafDigest remembers one deaf woman, sometime during the eighties, that was always winning these jackpots at deaf club gambling events at a deaf social club for the deaf. While these winnings would range between $100 and $500, she was always winning them all. Luck? Sure. WHY DO PEOPLE ATTEND CONVENTIONS? This is the Convention Season - NAD, AgBell, HLAA and others. Now, why do these people attend conventions? Three possible reasons: 1. to make new friends or to renew old acquaintanceships or 2. to get involved with political issues brewing at the convention or 3. to attend the exhibit hall to see what new products are out there for us A SURPRISE COMMENT Last night DeafDigest editor and his wife was dining at one of these Washington, DC eateries. Seated at the next table were two deaf men, both of whom were not previously acquainted with the editor. A chat ensued between both tables. It was learned that one of the men was a Gallaudet graduate, but he enrolled as a much older student, much older than the average freshman. He did not enroll at Gallaudet while young for one reason - he never heard of Gallaudet before. He even also never heard of NTID, either. What was surprising was that he graduated from an oral school in a fairly urban state, and moved on - to jobs in several parts of USA. In each city he made it a point to get involved with the deaf community - deaf clubs, deaf bowling leagues, deaf churches, deaf picnics, etc. And not just once was Gallaudet mentioned in these deaf circles. It was not until few years ago, while mingling with the deaf in Orlando, Florida that he learned of the existence of Gallaudet. Excited and curious, he did his research and immediately enrolled at Gallaudet. And it was not until his years at Gallaudet that he also learned of NTID! This is surprising. A BIG CHALLENGE IN SMALL TOWNS Not every small town has a deaf club or a deaf service agency or a deaf church or a deaf bowling league or anything that is deaf-related. These same small towns do have their own Deaf Community, but it is sort of hidden from public view. The hidden Deaf Community makes it a challenge for new deaf residents that move to residences in the town. The newcomer may learn offhand that the town has 20 deaf people - but where are they? This is the big challenge. 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: Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on: http://acedhh.org/ (to convert to page) AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID I look weird wearing a hearing aid .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? In the 18th century, a new school for the deaf was founded in London, England. It was named: The Asylum for the Support and Education of the Deaf and Dumb Children of the Poor If that school continued nowadays, still retaining its original name, it would be referred to as ASEDDCP .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. Interpreters, ITP and ASL Students and Teachers Will Not Find a Conference Offering All of This!  June 23-26, 2011 1.  Scheduled every year to  the year 2020 ... see http://www.drsign.com/future.html 2.   Over 120 hours of seminars ...  see http://www.drsign.com/2010%20topics.html 3.  Registration  beginning at $129 ... see www.DrSign.com 4.  Free parking and free in-room internet ... some  hotels charge $36 per day for parking 5.  Food court with  complete meals for less than $6 ... you can't even get a hot dog for this  at other hotels! 6. No oily beaches!  Convenient Orlando, Florida  location ... direct access from I-4 and close to airport 7.   World class presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Shannon Simon, Keith Wann, Maureen Longo Tuccelli, Jon Barr, Bill Ross, Francisco Olivera,  Faith Powell and over a dozen other highly recommended presenters.  See ASLImprov.com for a separate event at the silent weekend. 8.   Classes for all of your family members INCLUDING fledging (starting at only $89 per person); beginners, intermediate and advanced signers with language-focus and interpreting-focus CEU classes for advanced ASL students and interpreters. 9.  20+ exhibitors ... With many classes having breaks  every hour, there is an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants  in the exhibit area 10.  Free RID CEUs for registered participants 11.  Classy refreshment breaks including a decadent chocolate fountain! 12.  Many other conferences have  been canceled or may be canceled due to the economy.  We are here  through the year 2020 to give you peace of mind in planning your  professional training! We also have DVDs and ASL art ... see  www.DrSign.com If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies,  we have the World's Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run, this being our  9th year, starting July 17, 2010 from Florida to Alaska.  This is scheduled every year!  See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com With  enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL -- two-time Teacher of  the Year at the University of  Florida .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! is noise worse now than in the past? the Deafness Research UK is saying that young people are at risk of becoming deaf as opposed to young people a generation ago not quite sure if it is a valid statement? .... Deaf Picture of the Week: Kelli Shean deaf golfer at University of Arkansas, who was among early round leaders at US Women's Open http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10190/1071561-87.stm ..... Deaf Question of the Week: Q: Are deaf people allowed to get drivers licenses? If so, are there any additional restrictions or classes? A: The answer comes from State Department of Licensing spokesman Tony Sermonti: The quick answer is yes, folks that are deaf or hearing impaired can get a driver license. There are no special requirements or classes that they're required to take. Extra time is set aside for the driving test, so examiners can use flash cards or other methods of communicating. Depending on the attention the applicant gives during the drive test, we may impose a restriction on their driver license requiring outside mirrors on both sides of the vehicle and a rear view mirror to ensure they can see emergency vehicles approaching from behind. In terms of a commercial driver license, individuals who are deaf do not meet federal medical standards. If a deaf individual is interested in obtaining a commercial driver license, they would need to apply for a waiver through our agency. We are not aware of anyone who has applied for a waiver during the last five years. send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. ..... Wish List of the Week: in today's lousy economy, more and more deaf individuals would become entrepreneurs and go into business for themselves and become successful ..... DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1961 - Sen. Robert Byrd, as a young man, becomes a member of the Gallaudet's Board of Directors. He would stay for five years before focusing his efforts for the betterment of his West Virginia constituents. His major Gallaudet success was to convince the DC government to install a traffic light at the main entrance. ..... Deaf and the Money: Rick Macomber's updated professional racing stats (money earned so far and in the past seasons) http://deafdigest.com/rickmacomberracingstats/ ..... DeafNumbers of the Week: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf has 15,268 members. The breakdown is as follows: Associate - 3,764 Certified - 9,006 Certified Emeritus - 7 Certified Inactive - 39 Certified Retired - 49 Student - 1,663 Supporting - 232 Trial - 64 it adds up to 14,824 DeafDigest is not sure why there is a discrepancy of 444 ? (figures were provided by RID) ..... DeafResources Lowell Myers, as a young attorney, took on the Dummy Lang case http://deafdigest.com/lowell-myers/ for a listing of deaf reference & library resources, http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/ (examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time) ..... Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports top deaf sports newspaper stories: a deaf golfer in contention at U.S. Women's Open http://deafdigest.com/roncook/ a write up on Britny Latham at U-21 women's basketball tournament http://deafdigest.com/richardroberts/ DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com last edition of DeafDigest Sports: http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports070910/ for list of elite deaf athletes: http://deafdigest.com/elitedeafathletes/ for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes: http://deafdigest.com/mainstream/ for list of deaf collegiate athletes: http://deafdigest.com/deafcollegiateathletes/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Case Management Specialist Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center position based in Las Vegas, NV ORGANIZATION: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a statewide advocacy, resource, telecommunications distribution, and direct service center offering advocacy, referral and community education services throughout Nevada. DHHARC has two offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas. GENERAL INFORMATION: Type of appointment: Full-Time Location: Position available in Las Vegas Posting date: July 6, 2010 Closing date: July 20, 2010 GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher quality of life for its clients and promote equitable access to health/medical, education, social, employment and legal services. Individual will also provide communication assistance/translation services as well as ensure that appropriate information pertaining to clients. needs is accurately met. Individual will provide accurate identification/assessment of clients. telecommunication needs and will conduct appropriate equipment distribution tailored to the needs of the client. Will provide expertise in the field as needed. Will coordinate training/mentoring activities for general public and the client DHHARC serves. Conducts developmental and implement program activities for DHHARC. Participate in technology/equipment distribution responsibilities of the Center. Willingness to conduct outreach/education responsibilities as assigned. Willingness to travel is essential as well as work evening and weekend hours when needed. Ability to work independently as well as a team is essential. SALARY: $36,244 - $37,694 DOE, plus customary benefits. WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: - Knowledge of advocacy techniques - Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws - Maintain effective record keeping practices - Two years experience working with deaf and hard of hearing populations in a social service sector setting - Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Deaf and HOH populations - Knowledge of all telecommunication equipments, Relay systems and services - Familiar with evaluation and assessment methodologies - Familiar with (or willing to learn) Case-management practices. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: - Bachelor's of Arts Degree preferred, but will accept Associate of Arts Degree with 3 years of experience working with Deaf and HOH populations - Fluency in ASL TO APPLY: All applicants must submit a resume and an application form to DHHARC at: DHHARC 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE (July 20, 2010) DHHARC selects applicants for employment based on job related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. For further information contact Executive Director Edina Jambor at mailto:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job openings Jean Massieu Academy, a charter deaf school Arlington, Texas All applicants for teaching positions are required to have a valid Texas Teaching Certificate with preferences given to those with Special Education, ASL & ESL endorsements.  Teacher start date is August 16th, 2010.   Jean Massieu Academy is a charter school for the Deaf students and their hearing siblings.   - High School Math - High School English Language Arts - Grades 2 & 3 Combo - High School Computers/ASL Teacher - ASL Interpreter   Applicants may send their resume, copy of certification and references to:   Attn: Lissa Lloyd Jean Massieu Academy 823 N. Center Street Arlington, Texas  76011   -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- inviting applications Manager, NTID Facilities Services National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites applications for the position of Manager, Facilities Services of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). The Manager of NTID's Facilities Services will report to and assist the Assistant VP for College Operations with all matters related to the management of NTID facilities, including: maintenance; construction; renovation; space assignment and tracking; safety; and capital asset management for all RIT spaces assigned to the college of NTID (approximately 300,000 square feet of space, $12,000,000 of program related capital equipment resources, and all building infrastructure components). This position administers annual expenditures of $1.5 million dollars, plus significant and frequent special federal appropriations and gifts to the institute for new construction, maintenance and renovation of facilities. This position directly supervises two full-time staff employees, and other frequent temporary positions. These three individuals play a key critical role in supporting the direct needs of all faculty, staff and students of NTID. It is an extremely busy position, generating several hundred work requests to the RIT facilities management, campus safety, and capital asset management offices on an annual basis. The consequences of this manager's performance will have serious and immediate impact upon NTID's ability to function effectively. NTID, one of the eight colleges comprising RIT, is the world's first and largest technological college serving deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. RIT is a nationally respected leader in professional and career-oriented education. It has grown to be the 12th largest private university in the United States, with branch campuses around the world. At the main campus in Rochester, New York, approximately 1200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students supported through NTID live and learn along with more than 14,000 hearing students. For more information about RIT/NTID, visit http://www.rit.edu/ntid RIT/NTID is a unique educational community made up of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff, with varied language and communication abilities and preferences. The person filling this position must already posses or be committed to learning sign language skills, as well as already possess or be willing to develop an understanding and appreciation of deaf culture and deaf community. For a more detailed listing of job requirements and to apply for this position, please complete an online application at: http://careers.rit.edu - Search for IRC#39274. To ensure full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by August 1, 2010. The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of protected classes and individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to send an application. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening  Teacher of the Deaf Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing position based in Swanton, Vermont Time Base: part time Responsibilities:   - Teach all levels /content areas of elementary education -  Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives -  Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in students. Requirements: -  Degree in Deaf Education, MA Preferred -  American Sign  Language fluency & English preferred -  Vermont Teaching license in Special Education Please send letter of interest and resume to Kelly Therieau mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org or: Kelly Therieau Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 209 Austine Dr Brattleboro, VT 05301 Fax # 802-258-9574 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Executive Director Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS) Seattle, WA Calling for dynamic and visionary leadership at Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS), Seattle, WA The Executive Director position announcement is now posted on the ADWAS website: http://www.adwas.org/about/jobs.html Deadline: July 30, 2010 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Assistant Director for Instruction Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/assistantdirectorforinstruction/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Graduation Coach Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/graduationcoach/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Literary Content Specialist Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/literarycontentspecialist/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School English/Language Arts) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/english/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School Math) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/hsmath -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/subteach -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated July 11th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Community Advocate -- Riverside, CA - HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: http://www.gladinc.org If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. 2222 Laverna Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90041 V/TDD: (323) 550-4207 Fax #: (323) 550-4204 E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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