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DeafDigest Gold – July 18, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - July 18, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Last week's ASL Videos: This week's ASL Videos: (please click on the arrow to start the video) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: (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. 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Go to 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: 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: (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Hot Deaf News during the week: - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: A deaf girl among top 25 candidates for Milk Mustache honors Rough, tough world of Australian Rules Football has a deaf referee - 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: - 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) .... 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 .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: 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 for details on this special and all our other products. For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: We're on Facebook! Become a fan and get a free gift! WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology .............................................................. .............................................................. Lifelinks Video Relay speaks your language! Any Language! Over 150 languages available, including: Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Belorussian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Chechen Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Farsi Finnish French Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hausa Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kazakh Korean Latin Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malay Mongolian Norwegian Pashto Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Spanish Swahili Swedish Tagalog Thai Turkish Turkmen Tuvan Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Also, Select your interpreter by gender, preference, previous experience, etc Dial: IP address using a P-3 software, VP-100(tm), VP-200(tm) or D-Link(tm) system or Call: 877 744 6111 to be connected with a LifeLinks VRS ASL sign language interpreter for your chosen language. LifeLinks will complete the call and translation at no charge. 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 Fast, Reliable, Personal ................................................................ ................................................................ 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: (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 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 For more information about the conference registration, contact For more information on workshop presentation, sponsorship, advertisement and exhibition opportunities, please visit and/or contact: ...... 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 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 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: or visit the IRS-DEAF website at: ................................................................ 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: (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: AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID I can communicate without a hearing aid .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. 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? .............................................................. .............................................................. 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: .............................................................. .............................................................. 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 2.   Over 120 hours of seminars ...  see 3.  Registration  beginning at $129 ... see 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 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 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 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! there will be a series of events hosted by FCC to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ADA .... Deaf Picture of the Week: 3 deaf auto racers at a racetrack in Maine ..... 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 the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. ..... 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 ! ..... 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 ..... 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:   ..... DeafNumbers of the Week: There were 1652 Deaf & HH Students in Georgia in 2009 ..... DeafResources elite Gallaudet athletes (pros & national level & semi pro) for a listing of deaf reference & library resources, (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: Greg White with USA men's U-21 basketball team Bob Laughna stepping down as swim coach at Northern Michigan University DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest To subscribe, e-mail last edition of DeafDigest Sports: for list of elite deaf athletes: for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes: for list of deaf collegiate athletes: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: Deadline: July 30, 2010 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 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 Fax: 508/875-9203 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 Our position requisition number is 10-923 and/or 10-922. Seattle Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 SignOn - we're good -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 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   -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (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 or: Kelly Therieau Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 209 Austine Dr Brattleboro, VT 05301 Fax # 802-258-9574 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Assistant Director for Instruction Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Graduation Coach Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Literary Content Specialist Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School Math) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (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: 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:

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