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DeafDigest Gold – July 18, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - July 18, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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Last week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/fingerpointing/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/jobinterview/

This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/boycewilliams/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/cutegrandchild/

(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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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
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Premium Data Add-On.**

For more information, go to the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
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Go to: 
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or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com

*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. While
supplies last.  Other monthly charges apply, see
http://www.deafpagerstore.com/newsletter/EVO_Monthly_Charges.pdf

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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:
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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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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
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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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Hot Deaf News during the week:

- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

A deaf girl among top 25 candidates for Milk Mustache honors
http://deafdigest.com/hannahfitton/

Rough, tough world of Australian Rules Football has a deaf referee
http://deafdigest.com/keithmarks/



- Very Hot News

What has become of Martin Florsheim, 47 School's first deaf principal,
now retired?

He is now the chairperson of the board of directors of the Deaf and Hard 
of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center, headquartered both at 
Reno/Sparks & Las Vegas in Nevada.

Full press release is at:
http://deafdigest.com/martinflorsheim/


- Thursday July 15th

DeafDigest learned, off hand, that the San Francisco
school system has just about stopped using ASL to teach
the deaf. Said a source "its' now CI and oral"


- Friday July 16th

The House and the Senate have been working on their versions of the
bills to require captions over the internet. While both versions
passed, critics are saying these have been watered down, thanks
to heavy pressure from the industry.

The involved bills are HR 3101 and S. 3304


- Saturday July 17th

The mission of the Kansas Sampler Foundation is this:

to preserve, sustain, and grow rural culture by educating Kansans 
about Kansas and by networking and supporting rural communities

This foundation is seeking nominations from residents of Kansas,
that which to honor its departed individuals that have done so
much to enrich the Kansas Culture.

One of the nominees is William Boular, a deaf man who was a
bricklayer. He set a world record in 1900 for laying 46,000
bricks in a working day of less than eight hours. Much of these
bricks are still there on the streets in Atchison, Kansas. He
was featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not" and also has
been displayed at the Atchison County Historical Society Museum.

What was the big deal about Boular's bricklaying speed? Not only he
was deaf, but was also a double amputee!



(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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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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BOYCE WILLIAMS WAS STOPPED
    In the 1950's and 1960's, the most powerful deaf man in
USA was Boyce Williams.
    He worked for the old Health, Education and Welfare
cabinet in the Federal government. He started the
National Theatre of the Deaf, the Registry of Interpreters
for the Deaf, Captioned Films for the Deaf, Sign Language
program at NAD, the National Leadership Training Program
at CSUN, NTID and others.
    Suddenly, he lost his power. Why? Because his boss
was Mary E. Switzer. She had a lot of power and
allowed Boyce to follow his ideas. She retired,
and there was no one to work with Boyce.
    As a result, we have not gotten too many new
programs for the deaf since 1970's.


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

(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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A CUTE HEARING GRANDCHILD
    A deaf husband and wife both have a cute hearing
grandchild from their hearing daughter.
    The cute child knows that her grandparents are
deaf - but she thinks everyone is deaf. When she
grows up she then realizes there are deaf people
and there are hearing people!


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

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


A COMMENT FROM A DEAF AGENCY DIRECTOR
    Last week's DeafDigest mentioned bumping into two
deaf men at a restaurant. And that one of the men
never heard of Gallaudet despite mingling with the
deaf community much of his life.
    Said a director of a deaf agency:

This is a sad story. I am meeting kids from mainstreamed
programs that have no idea of Gallaudet or NTID or even
of telecommunication devices and the videophones


OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE DEAF IN SPORTS
    We have a number of deaf professional athletes. The small
number seems to be growing a bit each year, and this is
great.
    What is not so great is lack of opportunities for
the deaf in the front office of pro sports teams or
even of NCAA-I big time universities.
    Do we have deaf trainers, deaf general managers,
deaf scouts, deaf coaches, etc?
    DeafDigest knows only of one person - Michael Fischer,
a former Gallaudet student, who is serving as Assistant to the 
Head Coach of the women's basketball team at University of
Minnesota.
    DeafDigest is bringing this up because the NFL has a committee
that is titled - Diversity Committee Working Group.
    Yes, NFL does not include deafness as part of the diversity
focus, but it should be.


THE DEAF IN AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL
    From time to time we scan the channels on our
cable TV and catch some Australian Rules Football
action.
    Their version of our football is fascinating
to watch though their rules may be hard to understand.
    Have there been deaf players in Australian Rules
Football? There was one, not in the top major league
level but one in the minor leagues. An injury cut short
his career in the late eighties.
    What about right now? There is a deaf referee
in the Southern Football League, again a minor
league, a notch below the top.
    This deaf man, Keith Marks, is 66 years old and
he is on the verge of refereeing his 1000th game.
    He does not speak and when players argue with him,
he is ready with his notes flashed out of his pockets.
    And he had an unruly player suspended for six months!


A DEAF FAILURE
    A certain deaf man was a failure. He was fired
from one of his early jobs. He invested his money in
a factory that failed. He also invested his money
in a second factory that failed.
    Do we feel sorry for that deaf man? No, that person
was Thomas A. Edison, the world's most famous inventor!

RETREAT NETWORKING
    A couple of weeks ago there were stories in the
newspapers of Camp Mogul, in Idaho as the retreat site of
high level individuals in the business world, legal world,
Hollywood, sports, education. They network with each
other and some business deals are being made in 
faraway Idaho.
    What about the deaf? In the early eighties,
Heritage Publishing, a printing and publishing company
in Little Rock, Arkansas staged a couple of retreats
for high level deaf individuals, from these national
organizations serving the deaf.
    Did anything come out of these deaf retreat sessions?
Not really.


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://deafdigest.com/acedhh/



AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I can communicate without a hearing aid


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


I realized I was temporarily deaf. I'm sure my hearing 
is permanently impaired





did that person lose hope that his hearing would not
come back?


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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:
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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
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2.   Over 120 hours of seminars ...  see
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3.  Registration  beginning at $129 ... see
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4.  Free parking and free in-room internet ... some 
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5.  Food court with  complete meals for less than $6 ...
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6. No oily beaches!  Convenient Orlando, Florida 
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7.   World class presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom
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See ASLImprov.com for a separate event at the silent weekend.

8.   Classes for all of your family members INCLUDING
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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!

there will be a series of events hosted by FCC to celebrate
the 20th anniversary of ADA

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

3 deaf auto racers at a racetrack in Maine
http://www.sunjournal.com/local-sports/story/875795

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. My cable provider offers Video on Demand but it is not
captioned. I asked my provider and they said there is nothing
they could do about it.

A. The provider is not telling you the truth. Since 2006,
the captioning regulations require captioning of all 
English language programs.



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 all hearing people will stop assuming that every deaf
person can read lips

and

that all hearing people will ask the deaf of their preferred
communications method - via interpreter or note taking
and last, and the least, lipreading !

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1889 - a newspaper mentioned Joseph G. Parkinson as
USA's first deaf attorney; he was one of the first enrollees
of Gallaudet University in 1864

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Deaf and the Money:

William J. Bowman, a deaf man, with the Office of Communications
in the Social Security Administration, said:

Less deaf people today are drawing SSDI and SSI benefits than 
before. More deaf people are working. But there are statistics
that should be of interest. The links are at:

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2008/table12.html
http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2008/index.html
 
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DeafNumbers of the Week:

There were 1652 Deaf & HH Students in Georgia in 2009

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DeafResources

elite Gallaudet athletes (pros & national level & semi pro)
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudeteliteathletes/

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:

Greg White with USA men's U-21 basketball team
http://deafdigest.com/gregwhite/

Bob Laughna stepping down as swim coach at Northern Michigan University
http://deafdigest.com/boblaughna/


DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest
To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports071610/

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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LAST CALL!!  

Deadline: July 30, 2010

Calling for dynamic and visionary leadership 
Executive Director
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA is in beautiful Northwest, surrounded by trees, 
mountains, and water. Home of outdoor activities, many
hiking trials, and good seafood. You a sport fan? Seattle is 
home of Seahawks and Sounders!

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 Posting
Creative, Passionate Teachers Needed!
The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School
Framingham, MA

The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School are currently
accepting applications for Teachers of the Deaf for the upcoming
school year.  

TLC is a supportive, vibrant learning community where our innovative
staff share a commitment to the academic, social and emotional growth
of each and every student.   Our mission is to ensure that deaf and
hard of hearing students achieve their full potential in an
educational environment where language and communication are keys to
building competence, character and community.

The Learning Center for the Deaf was recently awarded accreditation
by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC),
Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for
the Deaf (CEASD) and the Council on Accreditation (COA).   For more
information on our programs please visit our website at
http://www.tlcdeaf.org

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and reference to:

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

mailto:lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508/875-9203

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position openings (2 positions)
Deaf Educator/Communication Specialist - Full Time
Seattle Children's
Seattle, WA

We invite you to bring your career to an environment where talent is
rewarded and new ideas are encouraged. At Seattle Children's, the Pacific
Northwest's premier pediatric care center, we offer more than just
state-of-the-art facilities and open career growth potential. You will also
find a true commitment to our patients and families that reach far beyond
the bounds of clinical expertise.

Currently we have a need for a 2 full time Deaf Educator/Communication
Specialist to provide early intervention services for families with
deaf/hard of hearing children between 0-3 years old enrolled in the Family
Conversations program. The Deaf Educator/Communication Specialist will
provide appropriate developmental and educational evaluations of deaf/HOH
children 0-3 years old in their home or other parent-identified community
setting; and in family support groups. In addition, you will assist with
administrative and intake services secondary to providing direct services
and helping families in identifying formal and informal services through
community support systems.

Our Family Conversations program is unique to Seattle Children's. The
program focuses on the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth
through age 3. Our specialists are trained in working with families of
children who are young. Our team meets with families each week in patient¹s
homes.

At Seattle Children's, we believe in accountability, respect and teamwork -
not only with patients and their families, but also with each other. If you
share these principles, we encourage you to join us. We offer excellent pay
and benefits, generous paid time off, transportation discounts, retirement
plans, and opportunities for career advancement, paid training days, and so
much more.

For immediate consideration, please apply online to
http://www.seattlechildrens.org

Our position requisition number is 10-923 and/or
10-922.

Seattle Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Announcement 
Deaf Interpreter 
SignOn Seattle
Seattle, WA

Overview: The Staff Deaf Interpreter provides professional, quality
interpreting services to SignOn's customers while participating in a
collegial, supportive atmosphere with the SignOn Team. 

Requirements:
  *  Experienced Deaf Interpreter: Certified (CDI) preferred
  *  Documented experience working with minimal language Deaf
     individuals, non-standard ASL/sign users, and with monolingual
     Deaf clients
  *  Minimum of 500 hours interpreting experience in various legal and
     mental health settings
  *  Preferred Deaf-Blind interpreting experience (if none, must
     complete training by December 2010 at your own expense)
  *  Five-years of experience mentoring, coaching, teaching language
     and culture with certified hearing interpreters preferred
  *  Experience developing Deaf interpreters preferred

Duties:
  *  Be available 30 hours per week to provide part-time staff
     interpreting services (Guarantee of 24 hours paid per week)
  *  Work schedule will vary from day to day depending on interpreting
     demand (priority); this tends to vary from zero to full days;
     unless the staff DI is on an interpreting assignment or in the
     field mentoring interpreters they will be expected to be in the
     office available to interpreters and administrators
  *  Remaining time will spend working with SignOn management
     providing website support, professional development to staff -
     workshops, mentoring, etc. - and whatever is deemed necessary and
     appropriate for the benefit of SignOn and its staff interpreters.

Why SignOn?
  *  The largest user of Deaf Interpreters in Seattle
  *  Deaf-centric consciousness
  *  Full range of benefits
  *  Additional income earning opportunities possible
  *  Supportive work environment

to apply, please contact
mailto:KarenG@SignOnASL.com

SignOn - we're good

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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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(revised posting)

position opening 
High School 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 high school 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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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 18th)

- EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! -


- Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA

- HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA

- Case Manager - 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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