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DeafDigest Gold – June 20, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - June 20, 2010

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

This week's ASL Videos:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/starbucksorder/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/discriminatory/

(please click on the arrow to start the video)

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

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

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The HTC EVO[tm] 4G is Here-10x faster than 3G*!

Shop the Deaf Pager Store for the new HTC EVO[tm]. It's America's
first 4G phone and has wicked fast web speeds.

Packed full of features, the HTC EVO[tm] has a 1GB Snapdragon[tm]
processor for faster applications, dual cameras, and a huge 4.3"
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apps you've come to expect from an Android[tm] enabled phone.

Order the HTC EVO[tm] now for only $199.99 after a $100 mail-in
rebate ($299.99 upfront) with a new 2-year Agreement. The Sprint
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For more information, go to the Deaf Pager Store, the store with the
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Go to: 
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or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com

*Up to 10x Faster claim:  Based on download speed comparison of 3G's
600 kbps vs. 4G's 6 Mbps. Industry published 3G avg. speeds (600
kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps).  Actual speeds may vary. 

**Requires purchase by 7/10/10 & activation by 7/24/10. While
supplies last.  Other monthly charges apply, see
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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation
law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national
and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical
devices.  Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced
Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young
children and adults.

Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries
due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced
with a second defective implant that later failed.

If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear
implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a
Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and
follow instructions on the screen.

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

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

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

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Hot Deaf News during the week:

Valparaiso Law Review, a publication of the law school at
Valparaiso University in Indiana, is coming up with a
special edition, based on Disability Law issues. A
group of deaf attorneys have been solicited to submit
their articles about the deaf, with respect to
Disability Law.
 

Last night Matt Hamill, the deaf high ranking Ultimate
Fighter, won his match, but paid the heavy price.
His eye was gashed; his hand was broken, and was
pretty much bloodied up, not to mention a staph
infection he hid from the public. After the
post fight interview, he was rushed to the hospital.
He probably would not be fighting again for 4-5 months
until he's totally recovered. At any rate, the win
was the biggest of his career.


- Hot Newspaper stories during the week:

a great obituary write up on legendary Lillian Beard
http://deafdigest.com/lillianbeard/

Arizona's hard of hearing community fix-it man
http://deafdigest.com/loutouchette/


- Very Hot News

The highly controversial California AB 2072 bill has angered
the Deaf Community, both state and national. The latest
update was that the hearing has been postponed a week.
It is supposed to take place on June 23rd. Will the hearing
take place or be postponed again? Stay tuned!


- Thursday June 17th

On the water, be it cruises, fishing expeditions and dining trips,
the ADA regs apply. The Department of Transportation has seen
to that these water regs be enforced. Not only that, the deaf
cannot be denied entry because of their hearing loss.


- Friday June 18th

Control of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf will revert to
the board of trustees. This is what State Education Commissioner 
Deborah A. Gist has recommended.



- Saturday June 19th

Usher syndrome, while an inherited condition, is not a recessive
one, according to scientist Dr. Hanno Bolz. He is with the
Bioscientia Centre for Human Genetics in Germany, and has
addressed this issue at the European Society of Human Genetics
conference.


(please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf 
News)


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Deaf Miscellaneous stuff:

Disneyland unfriendly to the deaf? Very unfriendly to those
spur-of-the-moment deaf visitors that request interpreters
on the spot. The company issued a policy requesting
advance reservations, and to pass out schedules telling
them which interpreters are available at which Disneyland
sites. Not quite surprising knowing Disney's spotty record
of treating deaf tourists in the past.

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Living and working in the United States!

Help highlight careers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People!

Help identify resources Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth will need in
preparing for the 21st century job market!

Help improve employment services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults

Help guide education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth and
adolescents!

Look for the National Deaf Employment and Technology survey

!!!!!COMING IN JULY, 2010!!!!!

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

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http://deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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BE CAREFUL IF YOU ORDER SAME THING EVERY DAY AT STARBUCKS
     A deaf person goes to Starbucks every day to order
the same thing. The people at Starbucks know him and
they do not have to listen to his order because he always
order the same thing.
     One day, the deaf person was in mood for something
different at Starbucks
     He has a hard time explaining to the Starbucks
people that he wanted a different order.
     A hearing person could voice his different order,
but it may be difficult for a deaf person.


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

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

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IRS/DEAF Leadership Development Conference 2010 Announcement
Released: 6/19/2010

The IRS/Deaf is pleased to announce its 2010 Annual Conference which will be
held in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The theme of the conference is "2010 and
Beyond: Empowerment in the Next Decade."  This Conference is open to all
Federal Employees, State Government Employees, and interested persons that
are interested in honing their leadership skills and network with their
peers on best practices.

We anticipate this distinct event will be bigger and better than ever.  The
Conference Planning Committee are coordinating a series of plenary keynote
presentations, a job fair and exhibitions for a three-day conference August
9-13, 2010 at Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of
Hearing (a.k.a. the Deaf Center) at Taylorsville, UT near the Little America
Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.  A copy of the conference announcement flyer
is provided online.  Please visit http://www.IRSDEAF.org/2010LDC for online
registration and latest updates.

Please mark your calendar and prepare travel authorization request form for
your manager ASAP.  Register online if you want to be kept informed of the
upcoming conference announcements.  Please go to
http://www.irsdeaf.org/2010ldc/registration/   For more information about
the conference registration, contact mailto:Registrar@IRSDeaf.org

For more information on workshop presentation, sponsorship, advertisement
and exhibition opportunities, please visit http://www.IRSDeaf.org and/or contact:
mailto:Conference2010@IRSDeaf.org

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IRS JOB Fair
Released: 6/19/2010

IRS is partnering with IRS Deaf Empowerment and Advocacy Forum to host a
career fair at the Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing in Taylorsville, Utah.  The purpose of the event is to assist and
interview individuals who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind who
qualify for federal employment under the Schedule A hiring authority. The
fair takes place on August 11, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For more information regarding the career fair, please visit
http://jobs.irs.gov/student/events.html

Applicants attending the event will have the chance to speak with recruiters
from several state and federal government agencies.

To guarantee an interview slot, applicants must provide their resume and
Schedule A package by close of business Friday July 16. For more information
and an explanation of the Schedule A package, see page 2 of this release.

Applicants who submit their resume packages after July 16 will not be
guaranteed an interview at the event,  However, agencies will be available
to share information regarding career opportunities within their business
operating division with everyone who attends the career fair.

Interested applicants should forward their resumes and Schedule A package to
HCO.recruiter4disability@irs.gov by 5 p.m. on July 16 in order to be
considered for an interview by the hiring official.  In the subject line,
please make sure you type:  "August 11, Salt Lake City Utah Career fair."
Failure to do so may result in your package being overlooked.

Notification of interview will be e-mailed to applicants the week of August
2.  Anyone who does not receive an e-mail message by Wednesday, August 4
confirming a scheduled interview time has not been scheduled for an
interview.  Those applicants may still attend the Career Fair to speak with
hiring officials in various operating divisions.

Please note: applicants with late resume submission will not be scheduled
for an interview; however hiring officials will be available and reserve the
right to conduct an interview on the spot.

For questions regarding the event, please contact: mailto:irsjobs@irsdeaf.org 
or visit the IRS-DEAF website at:  http://www.irsdeaf.org/

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BANK WEB SITES DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THE DEAF
    More and more banks have web sites that require
the customers to listen to certain words to prove
their own identities. This is a different way of
using logins and passwords. And there are no
captions with these words.
    It is discriminatory against the deaf. And it
is even double discrimination when these same banks
refuse to accept relay calls from the deaf!

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

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


DEAF CAREERS IN HEALTH CARE
    Not too long time ago there was a joint announcement
by Gallaudet and NTID on working together to create
job opportunities for the deaf in the health care
field.
    Well, on the route between Washington, DC
and Elmira, New York, there seems to be
clusters of health care centers that surround these
local hospitals. One can say it is a cottage
industry - but which leads to increased employment
opportunities for trained professionals that
need jobs.
    The Gallaudet-NTID collaboration is certainly
a step in the right direction for deaf professionals
that seek employment.


A TALE IN CHINA
    A deaf tourist was at a restaurant in Beijing
in China.
    He struggled while communicating his order with the
waitress, but was finally able to pull it off.
    After entering the kitchen, the waitress returned
to the table with a handwritten note. It asked:

Can you read?

    Trying to be funny, the deaf tourist said no. It
resulted in the waitress looking funny at him all night!


DO WE SURVIVE OR COPE OR DEAL WITH OUR DEAFNESS?
    A posting on a deaf blog said that a hearing
student took up a project to demonstrate how
we, the deaf, survive in a hearing world.
    Do we survive or do we cope or do we just
deal with our deafness?
    To survive implies struggling with hardships
and trauma of being deaf.
    To cope implies overcoming our deafness and
lead good lives.
    What about dealing with deafness? To deal
is to accept deafness and to move on.


THE HARD TO SET-UP CAPTIONS
    A hearing relative has a big screen TV, but which
was built before the law was passed to require
built-in captioning chips.
    At his old residence he got a converter box from
the cable company, that he was able to get captions 
for the benefit of his deaf father-in-law.
    This hearing relative moved away to another
town. Expecting the visit from his deaf father-in-law
he got the converter box. While captions worked in
his past residence it didn't work in his current
residence. He telephoned the cable company, and
not surprisingly, the technicians knew nothing about it.
    As a result, the deaf father-in-law was stuck
with a TV set without captions for the duration of
the visit.


THE EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT AND THE STRUGGLING DEAF STUDENT
    DeafDigest editor never forgot the comment by a
friend in the Deaf Education field. He looked down
on so called Educational Consultants that try to
deal with struggling deaf students.
    Why is DeafDigest bringing this up just now?
There was a comment on a deaf blog which went like this,
as edited:

If a problem persists for 30 years, is it really a problem?
So many people have become Educational Consultants, doing
research, recycling research, discussing their findings
at conferences and then go home, forgetting all about it all!

    Is there merit to this argument? Do not know, but one
thing is for sure - a good number of struggling deaf students
have become successes later on.



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:

National Deaf Black Advocates


For the organization goals and objectives and its web site,
click on:

http://www.nbda.org/





AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

I seem to speak louder even when wearing a hearing aid

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

she is bilaterally deaf


means exactly the same as

she is deaf

so why use an unnecessary extra word?

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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm,
is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective
cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an
"Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your
HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge
you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you
CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working
prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP
available.

To find out more, please click here and follow instructions
on the screen or go to:
http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html

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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.  Registration  beginning at $129 ... see www.DrSign.com after July
1 for information for  2011 event

4.  Free parking and free in-room internet ... some  hotels charge $36
per day for parking

5.  Food court with  complete meals for less than $6 ... you can't
even get a hot dog for this  at other hotels!

6. No oily beaches!  Convenient Orlando, Florida  location ... direct
access from I-4
and close to airport

7.   World class presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Shannon
Simon,  Keith Wann, Maureen Longo Tuccelli, Jon Barr, Bill Ross,
Francisco Olivera,  Faith Powell and over a dozen other highly
recommended presenters  See  ASLImprov.com for a separate event at the
silent weekend.

8.   Classes for all of your family members INCLUDING fledging
(starting at only  $89 per person)'; beginners, intermediate and
advanced  signers.

9.  Many exhibitors ... With many classes having breaks  every hour,
there is an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants  in the
exhibit area

10.  Free RID CEUs for registered  participants

11.  Classy refreshment breaks including a
decadent chocolate fountain!

12.  Many other conferences have  been canceled or may be canceled
due to the economy.  We are here  through the year 2020 to give you
peace of mind in planning your  professional training!

We also have DVDs and ASL art ... see  www.DrSign.com

If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies,  we have the
World's Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run, this being our  9th
year, starting July 17, 2010 from Florida to Alaska.  This  is

scheduled every year!  See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com

With  enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL -- two-time
Teacher of  the Year at the University of  Florida

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

The Veterans Administration announced these facts:

- nearly 800 audiologists are employed by the VA
- nearly 20 audiologists are hearing loss researchers
- nearly 10 hearing aid manufacturers work with VA
- there is a ratio of 2 hearing aids for every late-deafened vets
- the VA funds 18 percent of hearing aids purchased in USA
- the VA is involved with about 15 CI centers
- the VA-funded CIs consist of just over 10 percent of CI's around
- nearly 1.5 million vets have some type of hearing loss


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Deaf Picture of the Week:

a video of international sign language about World Cup soccer play

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/internationalsign/video/video=1242826/index.html

though their signs are different, we can get an idea of what the
deaf signer is saying

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Deaf Question of the Week:

Q. Is it true that the longer the interpreter interprets,
the less effective the interpreter is?


A. Though some "iron man" interpreters won't admit it, interpreters
do get tired after some 15-20 minutes of interpreting and need
relief. This is why we see interpreters rotating every 15-20 minutes.


send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest 
editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that out of four announced candidates for the NAD CEO,
the board will select the best person to steer the
organization out of its troubled financial waters.

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

Year 1875 - the wrong superintendent was hired at
Texas School for the Deaf. As a result, there was
a near campus mutiny, with mass departures.

The full story is at:
http://deafdigest.com/tsdsuperintendent/

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Deaf and the Money:

$400

paid by the recycling center for 450 pounds of trash, including
recyclable bottles and cans that Seth Prudhomme, a deaf resident
of Incline Village, Nevada picked off the town streets. He is not
keeping the money, though, but to be put back into continuing
clean up efforts!

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

go back to this edition's Boring News above and
digest all these VA numbers


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DeafResources

History of Sign Language
http://deafdigest.com/signlanguagehistory/

for a listing of deaf reference & library resources,
http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/


(examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of
deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a
gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time)


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Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports

newspaper story of rugby at Model Secondary School for the Deaf
http://deafdigest.com/modelrugby/

newspaper story of a mainstreamed pitcher in Michigan
http://deafdigest.com/brandonholsworth/


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

last edition of DeafDigest Sports:
http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports061710/

for list of elite deaf athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/elitedeafathletes/

for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/mainstream/

for list of deaf collegiate athletes:
http://deafdigest.com/deafcollegiateathletes/

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NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING
Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of
American Sign Language/English Interpreting
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon

Division of Special Education
Recruitment Number: F1008

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and 
will continue until the position is filled.

The ASL/English Interpreting program faculty prepares students as 
generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of settings. Students 
are prepared through a curriculum infused with the demand-control schema, 
which serves as the foundational framework on which to build their 
professional practice. The Division of Special Education seeks qualified 
applicants for an Adjunct Instructor with experience in teaching American 
Sign Language/English Interpreting. This is a full-time, 9-month, 
non-tenure-track position with a 12-credit hour load per quarter. The 
university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse 
backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Salary is 
dependent upon qualifications and degree. Excellent benefits package.

Qualifications:
Required MA in applicable field (e.g. interpreting, interpreter education, 
linguistics, or adult education) National interpreting certification (CDI, 
CI and CT, NIC, ASLTA, Ed:k-12) required

Preferred Ph.D/Ed.D in related field 3 years experience teaching 
ASL/English Interpreting at university level (specifically theory, 
processing, and practical application courses) Other national 
certifications (ASLTA or SC: L) Program development and coordination 
experience

Start date: September 16, 2010

Responsibilities: The individual hired for this position will teach 
undergraduate classes and supervise students. field study experience. 
Other responsibilities may include student advising, alternative 
calendar/off campus teaching, and program development as required by the 
union contract. Summer employment is a possibility.

Contact information:
For questions regarding this position contact Amanda R. Smith, Program 
Coordinator, at 503-838-8650 (V) or mailto:smithar@wou.edu - For more 
information about the program, go to http://www.wou.edu/interpreting

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your 
application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or 
mailto:employment@wou.edu

Required Application Materials: WOU Application Form 
( http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp ) Letter of interest Current CV Contact 
information for three references Teaching philosophy Unofficial copy of 
transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to:
F1008 Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language/English 
Interpreting, 
Human Resources, 
Western Oregon University, 
345 N Monmouth Ave., 
Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail documents to employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is Oregon's mid-sized public liberal arts 
university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of 
Oregon's lush Willamette Valley, which serves a large number of Oregon's 
first-generation college students. WOU is about 20 minutes from Salem, the 
state's capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state's cultural hub, 
and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic 
areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, 
and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 5000 
undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoy a vibrant and close-knit 
intellectual community comparable to the environment in a small liberal 
arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It 
is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of 
programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are deaf 
including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English 
Interpreting, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing 
education and technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to 
the diversity of its workforce.

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NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING
Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language Studies
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon

Division of Special Education
Recruitment Number: F1009

Application deadline: Review of completed applications will begin 
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Division of Special Education is seeking a non-tenure-track instructor 
to teach undergraduate courses in American Sign Language. This is a 
full-time fixed term, 9-month position including benefits with a 12-credit 
hour load per term. Additional responsibilities include advising, 
committee work for the program, division and university, and assisting the 
Program Coordinator with curriculum development. Salary is dependent upon 
qualifications and degree. Excellent benefits package.

Qualifications:
Required 3 years experience teaching ASL required (post secondary 
preferred) Master's degree preferred or completion date required
Preferred ASLTA certification preferred Experience with Vista Signing 
Naturally Curriculum preferred Experience teaching linguistics

Start date: September 16, 2010

For more information about this position, contact Kara Gournaris, ASL 
Studies Coordinator, mailto:gournark@wou.edu. For more information 
about the program, go to http://www.wou.edu/rrcd

Required Application Materials: WOU Application Form 
( http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp ) Letter of interest Current CV Contact 
information for three references Teaching philosophy Unofficial copy of 
transcripts for highest degree earned

Submit Application Materials to:
F1009 Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language Studies, 
Human Resources, 
Western Oregon University, 
345 N Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail documents to mailto:employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144

Western Oregon University (WOU) is Oregon's mid-sized public liberal arts 
university located in an increasingly diverse rural area in the Willamette 
Valley approximately one hour from Portland, the coast, or mountains, and 
only 15 miles from Salem and the Oregon School for the Deaf. The 
University has a long history in teacher education and the College of 
Education has won several national awards. It is home to the Regional 
Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of programs preparing 
professionals to work with individuals who are deaf including 
Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, 
American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and 
technical assistance programs.

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to 
increasing the diversity of its workforce

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position announcement
Executive Director
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
Seattle, WA

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

The Executive Director position announcement is now 
posted on the ADWAS website:

http://www.adwas.org/about/jobs.html

Deadline: July 30, 2010

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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:edina.jambor@dhharc.org or 775-355-8994 V/TTY or 775-355-8996 
FAX or 775-434-0290 VP

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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:wheines@salisb.com

or contact Wendy Heines at 215-884-9770.

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job announcement
Assistant Director for Instruction
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/assistantdirectorforinstruction/

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job announcement
Graduation Coach
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/graduationcoach/

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job announcement
Literary Content Specialist
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/literarycontentspecialist/

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job announcement
Teacher (High School English/Language Arts)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/english/

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job announcement
Teacher (High School Math)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/hsmath

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job announcement
Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly)
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position description and application procedures, please click on:
http://deafdigest.com/subteach

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(updated June 20th)

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To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Specialist
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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