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DeafDigest Gold – June 19, 2011

DeafDigest Gold – June 19, 2011


Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
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Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 15th year

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Last week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/attitude1/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/dangerous1/

This week’s ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafblindcommunications/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/salarydiscrimination/

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The Samsung Epic(tm) 4G at the Deaf Pager Store

The Android-powered Samsung Epic(tm) 4G was engineered for a legendary entertainment experience with superior speed and display innovation.

Its 3G/4G speeds allow you to stream and download videos, applications and games at blink-and-you’ll-miss-it speeds. It has an expansive 4.0″ Super AMOLED display, full,
slide-out QWERTY keyboard and super responsive touchscreen with Swype text entry and 4G speeds.

Now priced at $149.99 after $350 instant savings, with a new-line activation (or eligible upgrade) on the Sprint Relay Data Only plan plus Premium Data Add-on and two-year Agreement.

Offer ends 6/23/11 or while supplies last.*

Find the Samsung EpicTM at the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the devices and low-cost data plan only for deaf and hard of hearing people.

*For more information, go to:
http://bit.ly/DeafPagerStore_DDG061911

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

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; 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:
http://deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Dedicated to the inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing Americans
into today’s digital society, Project Endeavor, a program of CSD
(www.c-s-d.org), is a public investment made by the U.S. Government
as part of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Project Endeavor provides qualified individuals with access to high
speed internet through free video communications equipment and
discounted internet services.

In addition, numerous information and resources, including training
videos, are available on the Project Endeavor website.

To apply for discounted internet and free equipment or to learn from
our resources, check us out at:

http://www.projectendeavor.com

Contact us today!

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Use Hamilton Web Relay® along with a locally-based, 10-digit Hamilton
HomeTown Number[tm] to make and receive calls without the interruptions
that come from using instant messaging programs!  Don’t have a HomeTown
Number?

Register today and share your number with friends and colleagues!

Visit http://www.hamiltonrelay.com and click on the

“Make & Receive Calls Now” icon to check it out.

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Wireless IP-Relay for BlackBerry TM, go to:
http://www.ip-relay.com/wireless_blackberry.html

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AT&T INTRODUCES VL5

In April AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC,
iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2.

AT&T VRS partnered with Yellow Pages to provide new search
features in video calling.

The AT&T VL5 app for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Generation,
and iPad 2 allows Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place
and receive VRS and Point-to-Point (P2P) calls – wherever WiFi
or mobile broadband is available.
The VL5 app includes one-click calling and direct access to
YPmobile.

Learn more about VL5 at:
http://www.att.com/vl5

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The Z offers the best in videophone technology, providing equipment
options to meet customers’ individual needs and offering features not
available through other VRS providers.

Professional, nationally certified interpreters follow standards of
service excellence above and beyond FCC requirements.

Dedicated to a spirit of innovation and commitment to excellence,
The Z continues to set the industry standard as the nation’s
premier VRS provider.

Go to http://www.zvrs.com for more information on all of our
products, services and features.

Don’t have a Z phone?

You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect
to ZVRS from any videophone!

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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– What the stories are saying about the deaf?

A popular Numismatics web site, a must for those that
collect coins as a hobby, profiled Joshua Tatum, of
this famous 19th century tale. He would deface the 1883
nickel, inserting the numeral V and removing the words
“Five Cents” while gold plating it. Instead of a 5 cent
coin, it would fool people into thinking it was a
five dollar coin. Tatum would go to shops, making small
purchases and “profit” off the changes from these
“5 dollar” coins. He was caught, and sent to a court
trial but somehow was acquitted. Well, what about Tatum? He was deaf!

Environmentally-grown berries are being sold at a booth
at the farmers market in Salem, Oregon. This booth is
operated by a husband and wife team. The wife, Arlene
Robertson, is deaf – and she’s the one doing the selling.
They own a farm where these berries are being grown,
organically, for sale. For the benefit of a deaf patron
that stops by, she uses ASL.

– Very Hot News

An interesting timing, these three hot caption-related news.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
has announced new standards for producing captions on
videos. And the software is free for the asking.

And at the same time, the CNN has been slapped with a lawsuit
by the Disability Rights Advocates, which represents GLAD
and three individuals. Simply put, the CNN refusal to caption
is a violation of the state Unruh Civil Rights Act and Disabled Persons Act. If it means anything, CNN is owned by Time Warner.

And yet, just another one – the NAD filing a lawsuit against
Netflix.

Put these three together and we, the deaf, should be enjoying
captions in the near future.

– Thursday June 16th

Is there an improvement in India in attitude towards the
deaf? Do not know, but in the Bollywood (India’s own Hollywood) there may be. To be in production soon are two films – Barfee and Soundtrack, both of which have deaf-related themes. Next step, DeafDigest declares, is for Bollywood to
hire deaf actors instead of teaching hearing actors to learn
sign language to play these deaf roles.

– Friday June 17th

Aaron Kubey, who is stepping down from his job as the
CEO of the National Theatre of the Deaf, was interviewed
by a reporter. To read his interesting comments, visit:
http://ct.broadwayworld.com/regionalindex.php

– Saturday June 18th

Wright State University (Michigan) has worked with a software developer
to come up with an on-line ASL substance abuse counseling services
with deaf patients and with professionals that work with them.

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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Hearing aid engineers have been complaining for years that
hearing aids are not perfect, and that they try to redesign
a perfect hearing aid which somehow comes out imperfect.
Anyway, engineers from University of Essex in England feel
they have a perfect solution to a perfect hearing aid –
by “reverse engineering” – to work from the ear of the
patient – instead of finding the right hearing aid
for the patient. Will this engineering approach work?
Stay tuned.

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Live in a NEW home designed just for YOU.

APACHE ASL TRAILS is designed for the Deaf, Hard of
Hearing & Deaf/Blind.

Located at 2428 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ, it is under
construction and will be completed this summer 2011.

Visit our website – http://www.apacheasltrails.com
for more information and details.

APPLY NOW for occupancy in summer 2011.

Contact Katie Voss at 414.937.5903, Darlene Piszczek
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manager at 480.305.0221.

Also, for more photos, visit us at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Apache-ASL-Trails/124427560910082

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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DEAF STUDENT COMMUNICATING WITH A BLIND STUDENT
Could a deaf student communicate with a blind
student in a class?
Many years ago when Bob Davila, former Gallaudet
president and NTID director, was studying for his
masters, he had no interpreters.
He was lucky in one class. A blind student knew
finger spelling. Bob and the blind student made
an agreement. The blind student will fingerspell
the classroom lectures. Bob would write notes,
and give the copy of the notes to the blind
student. A reader would read the notes to the
blind student.
It worked out very well

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafblindcommunications/

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

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Community Outreach at Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

At Pressley Ridge, we understand that communities play an important role
in the healthy maturation of our youth. The extent to which a child or
adolescent connects with a community can have a significant impact on the
development of self-identity, kinship, and a sense of belonging. Moreover,
communities provide deaf youth with abundant opportunities to practice and
refine their skills in a normalized environment

more at:
http://deafdigest.com/pressley2/

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A SALARY DISCRIMINATION AT NAD
This is a true story, but it took place more than
30 years ago at the NAD.
The NAD hired a deaf person for a top level
administrative job (not CEO, but a little below it).
The NAD business manager, not deaf, was processing
the new deaf employee’s paperwork on the first day on
the job. This business manager found out that the
new employee’s salary was very high, and was upset
about it and ran to the office of the NAD CEO.
He told the CEO that it is impossible for a
deaf person to earn a high salary. The CEO told
the business manager to shut up and go away.
This was discrimination at NAD at that time,
but times have changed for good.

– for ASL News version, please visit:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/salarydiscrimination/

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

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Workshops for Deaf Professionals Offered in ASL
Rochester, New York  http://www.rit.edu/diit

*NEW* blended online/on-campus workshop added to the summer schedule “Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams!”

Technical training workshops related to Business, English, Engineering, Graphic Communication, and Information Technology offered in sign language at RIT/NTID in Rochester, New York.

Financial assistance is available for RIT/NTID alumni.  Please email project leader, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu for more information.

Click on any of the workshop titles for more information.

DiiT Workshop Series on Business
1.  Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business – August 1-5, 2011 ** Date Change
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

2.  Microsoft Office 2010: Create a Dynamic Presentation – July 11-15, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/office2010.html

3.  Microsoft Excel 2010: Create an Electronic Worksheet – July 25-29, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/excel.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing
4.  Grammar Review for Workplace Correspondence – June 13-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/grammar.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering
5.  Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture – June 13-17, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology
6.  Building Web Pages with HTML5 – June 20-24, 2011
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/html5.html

7.  *NEW* Preparing for the Comp TIA A+ Certification Exams – Blended Workshop
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Aplus.html

Online: July 11-August 12, 2011
On-Campus: August 15-18, 2011, daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm at
RIT/NTID, Rochester, NY
Online:    August 22-September 16, 2011

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most professional workshops require.  All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  To register for any of the workshops listed below, download a Workshop Registration Form by visiting www.rit.edu/diit or call 585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY).  For more information, visit the DiiT Web site at www.rit.edu/diit or contact the project director, Donna Lange at mailto:dalndp@rit.edu or 585-475-5620 (Voice or TTY).

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NO CAPTIONS! TELL FCC
You look forward to watching your favorite TV program
and get angry when it is not captioned.
Instead of throwing your shoe at the TV set, just file a
formal complaint with the FCC.
How? Use the web link below:
http://esupport.fcc.gov/vpd-search/search.action#scrollThere

The language on the web site may seem confusing so take
your time in filling it out and submitting it to FCC.

HOLLYWOOD AND THE DEAF
A deaf professional that used to work in Hollywood
but gave up and moved to New York, said:

It’s hard to talk to the people here in Hollywood. They’re very shallow. All they talk about is their looks, their hair styles, and the money they make in movies.

This may be the primary reason that while we have a
Marlee Matlin successful story, we have many, many
deaf actors that do not make it in Hollywood.

WASTE OF MONEY
An article on hearing aid flaws said:

It revealed a flaw in traditional hearing analysis, and a surprise which explained why so many expensive hearing aids are only worn a few times. Some people pay up to $5,000
for their hearing aid and don’t wear it.

Which is worse – money wasted on a hearing aid that is not
used or money wasted on a CI that is not used?

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO

http://deafdigest.com/videos/nadvscbs/

Do enjoy viewing that video!

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:

Indiana Association of the Deaf

For the organization goals and objectives, visit:

http://deafdigest.com/hoosiers/

A DEAF USHER ON A DEAF DAY AT A BASEBALL STADIUM
To raise funds for its upcoming 2013 Deaf Senior
Citizens convention at Baltimore, the Maryland Deaf Senior Citizens, Inc, sold a bloc of baseball game
tickets.
The tickets were for a section of seats at the
Nationals Park on Saturday June 18th where the
deaf fans could watch the Baltimore Orioles-Washington Nationals baseball game.
The usher assigned to cover the section and to solve
“seating problems” was Paul Daniels, himself deaf.
Interestingly enough, it was his first year as the
usher at the stadium. And the Nationals, knowing there
would be deaf fans, sent him to that section.
And when the game ended, the Nationals management,
via Daniels, invited these deaf fans to the “members-only”
club house section to relax for a while.

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

No need to wear a hearing aid while watching TV because
there are captions

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

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

it is a medical miracle that the CI has helped this
deaf baby hear again

Medical miracle? If a child has been born deaf, how could
he hear again? And besides, CI operations are so routine
that these no longer qualify as a miracle.

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*Year-round American Sign Language Master Tutor Lessons via Web-Cam or VP*

Certified American Sign Language Master Deaf Tutor available to any long
distance ASL student who has a high speed internet and a web-cam or a
video-phone (Ojo, VP-200).

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf
customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to
friends, families or business.

$10 per page.

Monday to Friday . 10am to 6pm. (MST)

For more information and rates go to: www.ASLmasterTutor.com

– Pah! For fun I Also provide:
Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

3 Card Reading – $20.00
Full Card Reading – $47.00
One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

(new web site)
http://asltarotreader.weebly.com/

Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking (some conferences
charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room internet (some hotels
charge $12.95 per day).

The huge Florida Mall has an enormous food court offering
you complete meals for as little as $5.99 (some conference hotels
charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders,
Trix Bruce, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, and 20 other highly
regarded presenters.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes with most having RID CEUs applied for.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

The decadent chocolate fountain refreshment will be offered again!

See www.DrSign.com for more information and for
registration plus a video clip of last year’s Silent Weekend.
You can register for 2012 at only $149!

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ASL and Interpreting DVDs

Go to www.DrSign.com for DVDs for ASL students and
interpreters.  Over 30 titles include two brand new ones — Math Signs and Science Signs by Shannon Simon!   Other DVDS include stories in ASL, ASL grammar, songs, interpreter information, etc.

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10th Annual Florida-Alaska Motorcycle Benefit Run

This is the World’s Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit
Run. Purpose of funds is to help families of deaf babies
served by SKIHI.  The 2011 trip will begin July 16, 2011.

See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

Whats’ in a name change? Well, England’s Royal National Institute for Deaf People has changed its name to Action on Hearing Loss.

In the past, this same organization was known as National Bureau for Promoting the General Welfare of the Deaf and then
National Institute for the Deaf and then Royal National Institute for the Deaf.

Next name change, please!

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. In the book “My Yesterdays” as written by retired long time
educator/administrator Mervin D Garretson, he wrote, on page
204, in part, about the NAD – as follows:

…..and too many idle people on the staff….

This was in reference to the late part of 1989, when Garretson
became the acting CEO, replacing CEO Gary Olsen who resigned.

Is this comment true?

A. No. The NAD employees were dedicated, hard working and
underpaid – but the morale was low at that time. Yes, morale
was low, but the employees were not idle.

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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Rene Pellerin’s corner:

I now experience frustration when reading notes,  reading papers, and reading cards written by hand.

Use of a blue pen is too light for many of us with Usher Syndrome to read.

We need to use a black marker to be able to read better.  
Strong contrast is important.

So, if you are going to write to me, please use “20/20” markers! (Black with bold lines!)

Rene has started a new show business, focusing on
the Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:renegp@comcast.net

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Wish List of the Week:

that the state of Louisiana will realize the folly of their
actions and reverse their decision not to give the contracts to the Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center for
interpreting and deaf devices distribution services

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DeafHistory – Looking Back:

Year 1902 – Thomas Edison, the famous deaf inventor, produced
the first deaf-related film; it was of a deaf woman signing the
Star Spangled Banner. What has become of that film? Lost and gone,
though the Library of Congress has a paper print copy of that
film. And who was that deaf woman? Again, no one knows!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

40 percent

of signs in LSQ (used by the deaf of Quebec) is similar to our
ASL

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DeafLibrary Resources

What is the Deaf Standard of Living?

Do visit:
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-standard-of-living/

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DeafDigest Sports

is at:
http://deafdigestsports.com

do visit that site to take a look for yourself

To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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job title
Business Account Executive
The Z® / CSDVRS
Location  TBD

Department: Video Communication Solutions
Reports To: Senior Director of Sales
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location  TBD

Summary:   The Business Account Executive will be responsible for introducing ZVRS to new business customers and residential customers. Also responsible for sharing new exciting products and features with customers who desire to use video relay service in their place of employment by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
– Planning and directing sales and service programs to promote new markets, improve competitive position in area, and provide fast and efficient customer service.
– Prospecting assigned region for new customers.
– Suggesting and implementing creative and practical methods for selling ZVRS, strengthening client relationships, and increasing visibility.
– Coordinating aspects of ZVRS marketing efforts.
– Working with other Business Account Executives to plan and implement state and region-wide events and promotions.
– Overseeing a group of Z sales specialists within the region
– Coordinating installations of ZVRS equipment in homes, agencies, and/or businesses through our National Sales Engineers and installation program; Conferring with potential customer to ascertain equipment, supplies, and service needs.
– Communicating with and submitting regular activity reports to the Senior Sales Director.
– Performing additional sales related responsibilities and other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:
– 1 -2 years of sales experience preferred.
– Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
– Computer knowledge and Microsoft office

Qualifications:
– Must have strong knowledge of Telecommunications Relay Service Industry.
– Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with a variety of people.
– Must have the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language
– Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
– Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
– Must have extensive customer service experience.
– Must be willing to work a variety of hours and to travel frequently.
– Must have knowledge of Video applications.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send salary requirements to be considered.

Benefits: Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Paid Time Off, Short/Long Term Disability, 401K and matching, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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job title
Telesales Specialist
The Z® / CSDVRS
Clearwater, Florida

Department: Telesales
Reports To: Team Leader
FLSA Status: Part-Time

Summary:   As a telesales agent you will create interest to potential customers to switch their current provider and becoming a ZVRS customer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
– Pro-actively call individuals listed on the company “Hot List”
– Educate the individual about CSDVRS’s product offerings
– “Sell” the CSDVRS product and features to the individual
– Convert the “Individual” into a CSDVRS “Customer”
– End of call should result in the “Customer” placing a confirmation call to CSDVRS audio customer service.
– Close at least one “verified” customer per hour while working.
– Maintain up-to-date knowledge on all of CSDVRS’s product offerings through a combination of product demonstrations, Tele-Sales meetings, and marketing materials)
– Transfer all business leads to the Director Internal Ops.
– Provide clear communication to the Tele-Sales Lead and work all open items to closure

Telesales Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Team Leader, effectively carries out the duties listed above in order to create a work environment that is an efficient operation that supports customer satisfaction demands.

Education and/or Experience:
– Ability to foster a positive work environment
– Ability to multi-task and problem solve

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
– Demonstrates attention to detail; support customers’ satisfaction.
– Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Assist in developing alternative solutions; Completes projects on time.
– Responds promptly to customer needs
– Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
– Assist in improving processes, products and services.
– Available to work a flexible shift based on scheduling needs

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

– Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
– Must have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
– Must have excellent signing skills.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: mailto:jobs@zvrs.com

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position opening
Director of Admissions
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Directs the organization and administration of admissions to all the undergraduate (UG) programs; plans, implements and monitors recruitment activities per enrollment goals and plans for the UG programs; develops and oversees all UG recruitment strategies and activities; maintains and reports data related to the effectiveness of admission-related and recruitment strategies and the profiles of admitted students in the UG programs which include, but are not limited to establishing and evaluating of student recruitment strategies to meet institutional needs and admissions criteria; accountable to various internal and external institutional publics regarding admission criteria and decisions; and is accountable to the faculty and staff regarding the impact of admissions standards on institutional survival and the effectiveness of admissions criteria; oversees all marketing initiatives, i.e., publications, advertising and mailings; manages all facets of the admissions process; provides a positive image of Gallaudet University and its impact on students in terms of academic growth, professional preparation, and personal growth, and promotes Gallaudet as an excellent place to pursue an UG education.

Requires:  Master’s degree in an academic discipline.  Minimum five years of work experience in administration and program management, i.e., admission-related areas.  Strong background in deafness and student development.  Evidence of academic preparation in areas of deafness, counseling, and administration and supervision.  Evidence of administrative, supervisory ability, and leadership skills.  Thorough understanding of educational needs and abilities of deaf and hard of hearing students and knowledge of Gallaudet’s programs and services from pre-college through graduate level.  Knowledge of admission issues, faculty, and administration concerns, and public constituencies and their concerns.  Ability to formulate, communicate, and implement policies and procedures. Ability to deal effectively with professionals on and off campus.  Excellent writing and marketing skills.  Effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills.  Must possess interest in using the website for admissions marketing and application.  Fluency in sign language required at time of application.

Please go to http://www.gallaudet.edu for more information including salary and benefits.

To apply, send cover letter, Gallaudet application, and resume to: Gallaudet University, Human Resources Services, CO #106, ATTN: Job #11045 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002.

EOE

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Announcement of vacant position
Director, Research and Evaluation – Clerc Center
on campus of Gallaudet University.
Washington, DC

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) is conducting a national search in to fill several positions.  The Clerc Center is located on the beautiful 100-acre campus of Gallaudet University, in our nation’s capitol.

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, woman, and veterans to apply for open positions.

Job Descriptions can be found at http://gallaudet.edu/af/hrs_employment.xml by clicking on Professional Staff under Job Listing.

To apply for the staff vacancies, send a resume and Gallaudet Job Application to:

Gallaudet University
Human Resources Services
800 Florida Avenue, NE
College Hall, Room 106
Washington, DC 20002

Faxed applications or emailed documents ( mailto:personnel.office@gallaudet.edu ) are accepted. Unsolicited applications are not accepted.

Staff Employment Recruiters mailto:joanne.jones@gallaudet.edu mailto:trudy.lewis@gallaudet.edu Human Resources Services (202) 651-5352 – Voice (202) 250-2284 – VideoPhone (202) 651-5344 – FAX Office Hours 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F Applications Accepted 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., M-F

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position announcement
Office and Communication Support Specialist
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

more information at http://deafdigest.com/dhharcspec/

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Job Announcement
Position Title: Physical Therapist
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Clarkston, GA

Georgia Department of Education

(Hourly Position)

Location:
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, GA 30021

Program/Unit:
State Schools/Office of Policy and External Affairs
Description of Duties: Position in this job school is assigned responsibilities involving professional level work in planning, evaluating, and implementing a comprehensive physical therapy program for deaf/hard of hearing students. The hourly employee will work up to 39 hours per week.
– Provides direct work with deaf/hard of hearing students in one-to-one or group sessions.
– Evaluates students using appropriate tests, professional observation and supplementary information/records.
– Completes student assessments related to various physical skills and functional abilities, including neuro-muscular, coordination and control, balance, and ambulation.
– Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments or intervention based on education indications.
– Interprets results, proposes an intervention plan, and appropriately conveys information to parents and school teams.
– In conjunction with IEP team members, develops Individualized Education Plans (IEP), including short and long range goals, frequency and duration regarding physical therapy
– Provides and implements interventions according to the IEP, including task oriented activities, neuro-motor activities, and student/teacher counseling and activities.
– Develops physical management plans for daily classroom routines and trains staff in plan implementation.
– Evaluates and reports on student progress in accordance with IEP requirements.
– Maintains records on each student in accordance with Federal, State, and school policies and procedures.
– Serves as a physical therapy resource to parents, students and school staff

Minimum Qualifications:
– Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program
– Possesses a current licensure as a physical therapist in the state of Georgia

Preferred Qualifications:
– Experience working in a school setting
– Sign language skills at the Novice or higher level based on SLPI

Salary/Benefits:
Hourly pay of: $60-85 per hour based on the number of student caseloads, including assessments and written reports.

Submit an Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application to:

Personnel Office
Tamecia K. Wright
Personnel Technician II
Georgia Department of Education
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021

Email: mailto:twright@doe.k12.ga.us
Tel: (404)298-4868
http://www.aasdweb.com

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and will undergo a criminal background investigation.

*An employment application may be obtained from the Personnel Office of the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf. Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers. If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

An EOE

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Job Announcement
Occupational Therapist/Hourly
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Clarkston, GA

Department of Education

Description of Duties:
Job responsibilities involve professional level work in planning, evaluating, and implementing a comprehensive occupational therapy program for deaf/hard of hearing students in K – 12 school. The hourly employee will work up to 39 hours per week.

– Provides direct work with deaf/hard of hearing students in one-to-one or group sessions. – Evaluates students using appropriate tests, professional observation and supplementary information/records. – Completes student assessments related to various occupational skills and functional abilities, including fine motor, gross motor, visual motor, oral motor, daily living, handwriting, and sensory processing. – Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments or intervention based on education indications. – Interprets results, proposes an intervention plan, and appropriately conveys information to parents and school teams. – In conjunction with IEP team members, develops Individualized Education Plans (IEP), including short and long range goals, frequency and duration regarding occupational therapy – Provides and implements interventions according to the IEP, including task oriented activities, motor planning activities, and student/teacher counseling and activities. – Develops occupational management plans for daily classroom routines and trains staff in plan implementation. – Evaluates and reports on student progress in accordance with IEP requirements. – Maintains records on each student in accordance with Federal, State, and school policies and procedures. – Serves as an occupational therapy resource to parents, students and school staff.

Minimum Qualifications: – Graduation from an accredited physical therapy program – Possesses a current licensure as an occupational therapist in the state of Georgia Preferred

Qualifications: – Experience working in a school setting – Sign language skills at the Novice or higher level based on SLPI

Salary/Benefits: Part-time, hourly position. $60.00 – $85.00 The hourly rate is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training, and work experience,

To Apply: Submit an Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Application* or State of Georgia Application for Employment to:

Tamecia K. Wright Personnel Technician Atlanta Area School for the Deaf 890 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, Georgia 30021

Tel: (404)296-7101 Email: mailto:twright@doe.k12.ga.us

*Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers. If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.

It is the policy of the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo drug screening and a criminal background investigation.

An EOE

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position openings
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA

– Secondary Educational Supervisor (Grades 6-12)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-ses/

– Overnight Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-orc/

– Residential Counselor (Boys Dorm)
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-rc/

– Speech Language Pathologist
http://deafdigest.com/tlc-slp/

If you are interested in any of the above positions, please send cover letter, resume, 3 written references and employment application form to:

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

or email: Inquiries@tlcdeaf.org

The Learning Center for the Deaf is an EOE

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position openings
– DBA – Senior UI Engineer
– Website and Social Media Graphic Designer
Purple Rocklin, CA

more information at http://deafdigest.com/purplejobs/

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position openings
teaching positions
Washington School for the Deaf
Vancouver, WA

– K-12 PE/Health Teacher
– Elementary Teacher
– Language Arts Teacher

more information at http://deafdigest.com/washingtonjobs/

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position opening
Center Manager Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple1/

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position opening
Center Supervisor Position
Purple
Wheaton, Maryland

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple2/

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position opening
Training & Quality Manager Purple
Location:      Rocklin, CA

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/purple3/

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announcement of vacant positions
Chief Academic Officer
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
(on campus of Gallaudet University)
Washington, DC

information and procedures at:
http://deafdigest.com/cacgallaudetclerc/

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– EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS AT GLAD !! –

*  Director of LIFESIGNS – Los Angeles
*  Staff Interpreter (2 positions) – Los Angeles
*  Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield

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 Manager
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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