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This is the Gold section. ..... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Hot Deaf News during the week: - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: A special lighting system helps deaf driver win a NASCAR race http://deafdigest.com/darynmiller-2/ Weather text messages possibly helping the deaf in the future http://deafdigest.com/weathertext/ - Very Hot News Some DeafDigest subscribers, especially those in Florida, love to eat products by Gilda Crackers. It was just learned that Jeannice Blazquez, the family business vice president, is deaf. As it is a family business, the president is a family member. There are many family-run businesses that would not give deaf family members a break in the business. The Gilda Crackers is an exception - along with few other family-run businesses. Jeannice signs fluently. The company product is distributed mostly in Florida, but is also distributed nationally via selected distributors. - Thursday June 10th India, for so many untold years, discriminated heavily against the deaf. Hopefully this may change, in baby steps, if not drastically. The government has just installed a deaf person in a new committee that will work on a new disability act (think "ADA"). It is great that the deaf have voice in drafting regulations instead of having the hearing decide what is best for the deaf. - Friday June 11th Employment being shaky in American Samoa because of limited opportunities, the deaf natives may be heartened to learn of good news by McDonald's burger chain. It was announced by McDonald's vice president Larry Sanitoa that this fast food outlet is seeking to hire the deaf and to train its existing employees on how to communicate in signs. - Saturday June 12th There is a good number of deaf people living in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Yet, the Baptist Medical Center may not know how to deal with deaf patients. Three incidents took place: - a patient, asking for an interpreter, was given a stuffed monkey - the hospital staff had a list of interpreters on call, but lost the list! - emergency staff shouted out the name of a deaf patient, but no one told the staff that she is deaf. Because of these mishaps, the hospital has been served with lawsuit papers. (please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf News) ... Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: Deaf fans that follow World Cup soccer on TV can do so with captions. The site at http://www.espn3.com is showing live broadcast captions ............................................................. 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So, if you are looking for a job, just be careful with requesting accommodations to make sure it is appropriate. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/cartwithinterview/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) THE ANGRY FACE? Deaf people always look at hearing people's faces for their expressions. Are they happy? Are they sad? Are they angry? Etc. If a hearing person's face shows anger, then deaf person must decide why he is angry. Is he angry about dealing with a deaf person or is he always angry at everybody? If he is always angry at everybody, then deafness has nothing to do with it. But if he is angry at the deaf person, then it is an issue. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/angerinface/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) MCDONALD'S ISSUES A former McDonald's employee is deaf. He shared with DeafDigest two concerns: - are the store managers really training his employees on how to deal with deaf patrons? Yes, McDonald's has it in their employee manuals, but still - are these employees being trained? - some McDonald's outlets are going through facelifts. Whereas the older outlet may have special drive-ins that would accommodate the deaf, some "temporary" drive-ins are not deaf-friendly. He stressed that his concerns also go for other fast food chains. A RUSH LIMBAUGH CONFESSION The highly controversial Rush Limbaugh, who lost his hearing before CI "rescued" him, has a confession. He never appreciated music while being hearing much of his life. And now with his CI, he is not able to learn how to appreciate music! AN OVERREACTING POLICE OFFICER As long as there are people that are deaf and that there are police officers around there will always be issues. Police officers are taught how to deal with different kinds of people, the deaf included. Yet it may not always stop these police officers from overreacting. An example in point - DeafDigest editor was driving a car that was following a car driven by a deaf friend. Both cars were stopped at the traffic light. While waiting for the light to change, there was a short and quick sign language communication between both drivers signing with hands hanging over the car windows. A nearby police officer saw this episode, and ran over and demanded to know what was going on! It was explained to him that it was sign language used by the deaf. The police officer then left but with a very dirty look on his face. Signing while waiting for light to change is not a crime. RUDE TO TAKE EYES OFF A HEARING PERSON? Sometimes a deaf person can't win! You are with an interpreter and communicating with a hearing person, who has never dealt with a deaf person in his life. You watch the interpreter to see what the hearing person was saying. Some hearing people don't like it, thinking it is rude. Can't always win. TRYING TO DEFINE DEAFNESS How is deafness defined? No two audiologists agree on what defines deafness. Is it in categories of hearing loss - profound, severe, moderate and mild? Or does it have something to do with frequencies one hears at - 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz or even 3000 Hz? Or even of these "favorable" ranges - 0 to 25 dB where hearing people cannot hear? Said an audiologist: Definitions made 60 years ago are not valid these days OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING We have many, many organizations, both national and local, that serve deaf and hard of hearing people. One such organization is: Deafness Research Foundation For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on: http://deafdigest.com/drf/ AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID all I hear is loud noises with my hearing aid ............................................................. ............................................................. 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If you believe that you may have received an "Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click here and follow instructions on the screen or go to: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html ............................................................. ............................................................. Interpreters, ITP and ASL Students and Teachers Will Not Find a Conference Offering All of This! 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. 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Imparato, president, American Association for People with Disabilities, in his newsletter editorial, has expressed fears that because many states are broke, community-based services are being abolished. This would leave the disabled, the deaf included, out in the cold. ... Deaf Picture of the Week: A special collar that is supposed to help the deaf to hear http://referer.us/7/luIIz3 .... Deaf Question of the Week: Q. I heard about Laurent, South Dakota, becoming a sign-language town. That was about few years ago. What happened? A. Do click on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurent,_South_Dakota send your questions to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. .... Wish List of the Week: that the NAD Conference be a smash success and that a way would be found for NAD to pull itself out of its financial woes .... DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1951 - James Duthie, a deaf man from Scotland, rode on his bicycle all the way from his hometown to the Arctic Circle. The trip took 1,500 miles. .... Deaf and the Money: $880,800 the amount of money Cochlear America has agreed to pay to settle claims that this company paid off doctors and health care providers to get business from them .... DeafNumbers of the Week: 1,000 the number of graduates the Clarke School has claimed to have graduated (editor's note: DeafDigest will not call it the Clarke School for Hearing and Speech, but Clarke School for the Deaf, out of respect for a good number of DeafDigest subscribers, many of them ASL-signing leaders in the deaf community that graduated from this famous oral school) .... DeafResources Daniel Coehlo's speech (deaf CI surgeon in Virginia) http://deafdigest.com/danielcoehlospeech/ for a listing of deaf reference & library resources, http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/ (examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time) .... Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports A Ryan Ketchner write up http://deafdigest.com/ryanketchner/ A Greg Gunderson write up (auto racer in South Dakota) http://deafdigest.com/greggunderson/ DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest To subscribe, e-mail mailto:email@example.com last edition of DeafDigest Sports: http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports060710/ for list of elite deaf athletes: http://deafdigest.com/elitedeafathletes/ for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes: http://deafdigest.com/mainstream/ for list of deaf collegiate athletes: http://deafdigest.com/deafcollegiateathletes/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 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 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Case Management Specialist Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center position based in Las Vegas, Nevada ORGANIZATION: The 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: June 8, 2010 Closing date: June 22, 2010 GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Individual will conduct advocacy activities that will ensure a higher quality of life for clients with specific focus on mental health and counseling areas. Individual will also promote equitable access to medical, education, social, employment and legal services. In addition, Individual will provide communication assistance/translation services as well as ensure that appropriate information pertaining to individual client’s 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 coordinate training/mentoring activities for general public and the client DHHARC serves and will conduct developmental and implement program activities for DHHARC. 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 counseling techniques - Knowledge of mental health service delivery models - Knowledge of advocacy techniques - Knowledge of Civil Rights Laws - Maintain effective record keeping practices - Two years experience working with hard of hearing and/or deaf populations in a social service sector setting - Knowledgeable about diversity and needs within the Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations - Knowledge of all telecommunication equipment, the Relay system and related services - Ability to evaluate and assess consumer needs - 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 Hard of Hearing and Deaf populations - Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of persons with communication disorders. (i.e., hard of hearing, deaf, speech disabled and late-deafened) TO APPLY: All applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and three letters of reference to: DHHARC 999 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on or before the closing date (June 22, 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:email@example.com or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 FAX or 775-434-0290 VP -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- faculty position Tenure Track Faculty Position/Technology Access Program Director Gallaudet University Washington, DC Department: Communication Studies/Technology Access Program Responsibilities: This is a tenure track position for a faculty member whose primary area of responsibility is research (at the investigator or principal investigator level), acquisition and management of research grants, and supervision of staff and students toward effective completion of research and related outcomes. The focus of the research is accessibility and usability of communication technologies by deaf and hard of hearing people. The teaching load of this position, while it may vary depending on the research load, is one course per year. Responsibilities include assuming project responsibilities and management in the conduct of a grant already underway in this department (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access, 2009-2014). This RERC project is a subgrant from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Trace R&D Center, and is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. For an overview of the center grant, see: http://trace.wisc.edu/news/archives/000263.php Rank and salary at time of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, at assistant professor or above. Credit for time in rank and progress toward tenure may be awarded at the time of hire, depending on qualifications. Due to the heavy emphasis on sponsored research in a center-grant environment, this is an 11-month appointment. Background: The Technology Access Program (TAP) has been a thriving endeavor of Gallaudet University since 1985. The program has had ongoing sponsored program (grant) support throughout its existence, as well as support from Gallaudet University through the faculty appointment of its director. The program currently consists of the faculty director and 2.75 experienced research staff, whose time is divided among three grants (the RERC on Telecommunications Access, the RERC on Hearing Enhancement, a project of Gallaudet’s Department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences; and the Visual Languages and Learning Science of Learning Center), as well as teaching of undergraduate courses. On average, two students per year, usually one graduate and one undergraduate student, work in the TAP as well. Members of TAP have received numerous awards for their contribution to accessibility of communications. The program is highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, efficient, and outcome-oriented. TAP is part of the undergraduate Department of Communication Studies and the director is a faculty member in that department. http://tap.gallaudet.edu Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. with research orientation. Because this is an interdisciplinary center, we are open to considering candidates with a range of educational backgrounds (e.g., engineering, psychology/human factors, management-related advanced degrees, public policy), if the candidate has proven track record of active research and publication prior to application and meets the other qualifications. 2. Communication competence in ASL that is sufficient for conversation is necessary to begin work in this position, and a commitment to rapid improvement in signing skills is essential if the candidate is not fully fluent at time of hire. Note that to acquire tenure at Gallaudet, faculty must pass a proficiency exam in American Sign Language. 3. Evidence of strong interest in the accessibility of society to people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and strong knowledge in this area. 4. Evidence of participation in acquisition of sponsorship for university research. Other characteristics desirable in a candidate: 1. Evidence of success in acquisition of grants through independent securing of grant(s) or contribution to writing of grants. 2. Evidence of competency in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. 3. Evidence of supervisory and/or mentoring ability. 4. Evidence of management competency. 5. Evidence of collaborative work, e.g., with consumers, industry, university personnel, and government personnel. Application deadline: We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive and review applications until the position is filled. Starting date: August 15, 2010. To apply: Send a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcript, and contact information for three references. The letter of application must make reference to the applicant’s experience with American Sign Language to date. The application will be screened and interviews may be conducted prior to receipt of the transcript, but the transcript is required before a final decision will be made. Send these to: Dr. Judy Harkins, Director Technology Access Program Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue, NE SLCC 1116 Washington, DC 20002 Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- JOB POSITION OPENING Community Support Provider Deaf-REACH Washington, DC Full time Hearing impaired and minority persons encouraged to apply Duties: Full-time Community Support Provider responsible for provision of Community Support Services/Case Management services to mentally ill deaf adults in the community. Flexible hours and benefits. Qualifications: Prefer Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work or equivalent field; prefer one year experience in mental health, case management and supportive counseling; fluency in sign language and knowledgeable about psycho-social aspects of deafness. Valid Driver's license required. Compensation: $32,000-$36,000; benefits include health, dental and leave Send or fax resume to : Laurie Hooper, Clinical Director Deaf-REACH 3521 12th Street, NE Washington, DC 20017 Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 202-832-8454 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- seeking applications BC/BE Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychiatrist Deaf Services Center in the Philadelphia suburbs (Pennsylvania) Deaf Services Center, a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults is seeking a BC/BE Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychiatrist Full or Part time - no weekend hours no on call. Work directly with emotionally disturbed deaf/hard of hearing children and their families from a diverse cultural and clinical population. Adults with a range of diagnoses are also served by our program. Our team of professionals includes American Sign Language interpreters and deaf staff who can support a psychiatrist who is interested in working with this unique population and program Responsible for evaluations and medication management. Located in the Philadelphia suburbs. Send resume to: mailto:email@example.com or contact Wendy Heines at 215-884-9770. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position availability Educational Sign Language Interpreter Chadron Public Schools Chadron, Nebraska Educational Sign Language Interpreter for Middle School needed for 2010-11 school year. ASL preferred. Minimum requirements include HS Diploma/GED and 3.5 competency level on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) or 4.0 competency level on either the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) or the Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) or hold a Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf Certification (RID). Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Contact Lou Alcorn, Special Education Director, Chadron Public Schools, at 308-432-0717. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services NTID Access Services Rochester, NY The Director/Assistant Dean for Access Services provides strategic leadership to and direction for the Institute’s access service functions serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students, faculty/staff and visitors. - PhD or EdD in educational administration/leadership, special education, communication needs/assessment and similar programs. - Minimum ten years experience in management responsibilities in secondary and/or post-secondary education. - A superior level of knowledge and skill in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. - Ability to implement both strategic and tactical plans for Access Services. - Ability to effectively collaborate with institutional and external research and development programs. - Ability to demonstrate competencies using shared governance processes and/or participative involvement in decision-making opportunities. 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. See detailed job description at our website under the IRC #38360. Your application and any relevant documentation such as resume and cover letter should be uploaded via this website http://mycareer.rit.edu in order to be considered for any positions you are interested in. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Assistant Director for Instruction Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/assistantdirectorforinstruction/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Graduation Coach Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/graduationcoach/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Literary Content Specialist Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/literarycontentspecialist/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School English/Language Arts) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/english/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School Math) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/hsmath -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/subteach -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated June 13th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Network I.T. Administrator - Los Angeles, CA - Community Advocate - Riverside, 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:firstname.lastname@example.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2010 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest.