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DeafDigest Gold – July 11, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - July 11, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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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)

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

(this link has been slightly revised); do not
use the older link)

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**Requires purchase by 7/10/10 & activation by 7/24/10. While
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Other monthly charges apply, see
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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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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
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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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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)


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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

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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!

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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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)

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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

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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/

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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


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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?

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

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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
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To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
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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

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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?

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Deaf and the Money:

Rick Macomber's updated professional racing stats
(money earned so far and in the past seasons)

http://deafdigest.com/rickmacomberracingstats/

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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)

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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)


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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/

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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

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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
 
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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.

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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

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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

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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

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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

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(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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